Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions The latest stories from Pocket Gamer, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:03:48 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Here's what you may have missed on Steel Media's other sites this week - April 20th <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ttzzj_friendslogosquare_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Here's what you may have missed on Steel Media's other sites this week - April 20th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//PocketGamerAndFriendsBanner(1).png" alt="Pocket Gamer and Friends" width="457" height="120" /><br><br>You may or may not know this, but there's more to the Pocket Gamer family than just this one site. Or you would do if I ever remembered to write these round-up features.<br><br>Regardless, it's the end of the week, so we're looking back at our favourite articles and things from our sister websites around the Steel Media family. Enjoy!<br><br><strong>148Apps<br><br></strong><br><br>Our boy Harry also heads up 148Apps, where he provides decidedly less spicy takes than he does here. Maybe he knows we'll let him get away with it here. Which means he's a much tougher boss than I am.<br><br>Either way, this week he cooked up some thoughts on <a href="http://www.148apps.com/news/will-we-see-the-nintendo-labo-for-mobile/">what Nintendo's Labo might look like if it ever came to mobile</a>, instead of just the Switch. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=77278'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=77278 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:23:03 GMT The ultimate guide to The Sims Mobile - Everything you need to know about Sims on the go <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cvicq/690x0w.jpg" width="200" alt="The ultimate guide to The Sims Mobile - Everything you need to know about Sims on the go" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>The Sims Mobile</em> launched around the globe just a little while ago, and already we're falling in love with the trials and tribulations of our new creations as we avoid work whilst forcing them to endure it with little to no sleep.<br><br>It's an addictive world when you get stuck into <em>The Sims Mobile</em> and we've got content to keep you stuck in for days.<br><br>We've got a riveting daily diary that'll throw you into the shoes of a sim, plenty of guides to walk you through the game and all of the latest news we hear.<br><br>We'll update this list in the future, so bookmark this and keep coming back for all of the latest news and articles on <em>The Sims Mobile</em>.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_1896(1).png" alt="the sims mobile" width="457" height="342" /><br><br><strong>FEATURES:</strong><strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Sims+Mobile/feature.asp?c=76928'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Sims+Mobile/feature.asp?c=76928 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:18:40 GMT The Sims Mobile cheats and tips - Everything you need to know about the ASOS event <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cvicq/690x0w.jpg" width="200" alt="The Sims Mobile cheats and tips - Everything you need to know about the ASOS event" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> ASOS has brought all of the fashion they love to share to <em>The Sims Mobile</em>, meaning you can deck your Sims out in the latest threads. Not bad!<br><br>Though that doesn't mean it'll be easy. Fashion isn't a trivial pursuit, and you'll have to put in work in order to look styling and fast.<br><br>Here we've put together a bunch of tips you need in order to get ASOS tokens fast and quickly gear up in the latest fashion flavour.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Sims+Mobile/feature.asp?c=76928">For more guides and articles on <em>The Sims Mobile</em>, make sure to check out our ultimate guide.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_2518.PNG" alt="The Sims Mobile" width="457" height="342" /><br><br></a><br><br><strong>Passion for fashion<br><br></strong><br><br>If you've ever shopped at ASOS - or, as in my case, are aware of it through female friends and relatives - then you'll know it's all about looking your best at all times, and that's exactly what the ASOS event is bringing to <em>The Sims Mobile</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Sims+Mobile/feature.asp?c=77277'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Sims+Mobile/feature.asp?c=77277 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:16:52 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 439 - Labo, Oddmar <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 439 - Labo, Oddmar" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's Labo Day (for everyone except Switch owners in the UK).<br><br>To celebrate, Ric tells James and Em all about how he built a remote control bug out of cardboard at Nintendo HQ, and also how he broke a robot's shoe and had to have it fixed.<br><br>In addition there's chat about the excellent new platformer <em>Oddmar</em>, mysterious adventure <em>The Mooseman</em>, and Platinum Games's upcoming mobile debut <em>World of Demons</em>.<br><br><strong>Download episode 439:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep439.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77276'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77276 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:59 GMT App Army Assemble: Vandals - Does it rely too heavily on the GO structure? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vvoq/vandals-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Vandals - Does it rely too heavily on the GO structure?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Another week, another App Army Assemble, and we're stepping into some familiar territory here. <a href="/r/iPad/Vandals/review.asp?c=77184">Vandals</a> is an artistic puzzler where you need to skirt around the cops, tag walls, and head on off to the next stage without getting caught. <br><br>No, it isn't an extension of Square Enix's  GO games, but it's certainly got a lot of similar actions. From turn-based mechanics to the marked-out, isometric layout of the levels, we'd be lying if we said it was totally original. <br><br>But, what does our App Army think of it? Let's find out.<br><br><strong>Paul Manchester</strong><br><br>If you're familiar with the GO games this will be instantly recognisable. Though it has very similar gameplay mechanics it has slightly less polish, and having played quite a bit of the Tomb Raider and Hitman variants of GO I wasn't really too enthusiastic to do more of the same here. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Vandals/feature.asp?c=77275'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Vandals/feature.asp?c=77275 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:34:00 GMT Review: Soap Dodgem review - A puzzler that scrubs up well <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jkksj/soapy.jpg" width="200" alt="Soap Dodgem review - A puzzler that scrubs up well" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There's a lot to be said for a simple, polished puzzler that does everything with competence and restraint.<br><br>That's Soap Dodgem in nutshell. It might not set your heart racing, and there's a chance you'll forget all about it within few weeks.<br><br>But in the meantime, it provides 100 levels of friction-free pleasantness. And that's something that not every mobile game can claim these days.<br><br><strong>Breaking the mould</strong><br><br>This is a simple block-sliding puzzler with a squeaky clean theme. Like, literally.<br><br>You play the part of various blocks of soap, which must be slid along a series of tiled floors towards the drain-exit. Along the way, you must try and sweep up several gruesome mould creatures.<br><br>We've all played games like this before, and there are few surprises. You swipe on the screen to slide in the four cardinal directions. If you hit an object - which you must with each move, lest you slide off the screen - then you stop and get to go again. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Soap+Dodgem/review.asp?c=77274'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Soap+Dodgem/review.asp?c=77274 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:09:43 GMT App Army Assemble: Warhammer Quest 2 - worth the dungeon crawl? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tbbpbj_warhammer-quest-2-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Warhammer Quest 2 - worth the dungeon crawl?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you like hacking and slashing your way through a dungeon, chances are good you'll want to check out Warhammer Quest 2. We <a href="/r/iPhone/Warhammer+Quest+2/review.asp?c=75635">gave the game a Gold Award</a>, calling it "<em>a hard, fraught stomp through some very dark corners. Warhammer Quest 2 is pretty much a must buy</em>."<br><br>But if you're still on the fence, or just looking for a second opinion, check out the reviews from our App Army.<br><br><strong>Wossa Harvey (Android)</strong><br><br>This is a well-presented turn-based game. The graphics are excellent with the ability to zoom into and tilt the 3D dungeons. You need to read so much text to advance in the game which is a minor let down, so it could have been better with voice actors.<br><br>I like the ability to customize the characters looks with different colours and the ability to change their names. Though the in-app purchases for new regions is expensive, the initial game seems long enough for the price you pay. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Warhammer+Quest+2/feature.asp?c=77272'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Warhammer+Quest+2/feature.asp?c=77272 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:47:58 GMT If you break your Nintendo Labo pieces you can get replacements, but it'll cost you <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ijg/labo.jpg" width="200" alt="If you break your Nintendo Labo pieces you can get replacements, but it'll cost you" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With Nintendo Labo finally available for mostly everyone outside of Europe, I've no doubt players are tucking into their kits with glee. But, the question of what happens when a piece breaks has been somewhat of a mystery until recently.<br><br>Now that our own Editor Ric Cowley has <a href="/r/Switch/Nintendo+Labo/news.asp?c=77234">gotten his hands on it</a> and people have starting revealing their various unboxing videos, we know that you're encouraged to keep the templates in case you want to make a replacement. Of course, there are more instructions for fixing items too - my guess is with lots of tape. <br><br>However, Ninty launched another part of its <a href="https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/browse/subcategory.jsp?categoryId=cat960195">Labo range</a> today where you can buy replacements for broken pieces. So far there are 11 listings across the robot and variety kits, but they're not exactly cheap if you're replacing a lot of them.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Labo/news.asp?c=77273'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Nintendo+Labo/news.asp?c=77273 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:11:39 GMT Review: Brew Town review - A hipster's paradise or a flat, hot pint of something cheap and nasty? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hqvxo_brew-town-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Brew Town review - A hipster's paradise or a flat, hot pint of something cheap and nasty?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Craft beer is one of those odd recent developments that caught on with a certain set of people for some reason. Brew Town poses a question - is there a crossover between people who love esoteric booze and people who play free to play sims?<br><br>Although to be honest, it's not a question that really needs an answer. The meat of the game could be wrapped around any sort of stick and the outcome would be markedly similar.<br><br>This is a solid simulation with some good ideas, some great ideas, and the same repetitive nature that puts a lot of people off the genre.<br><br><strong>Brewser<br><br></strong><br><br>The game, as you might imagine, sees you starting and running your own beer company. You need to brew, bottle, tweak, and sell your hoppy delights. The more you make, the more you sell. The more you sell, the more interesting choices you can make. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Brew+Town/review.asp?c=77271'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Brew+Town/review.asp?c=77271 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:31:09 GMT We've got all the details you need about The Monster Hunt for Hearthstone <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dnwur_hearthstonethewitchwood_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="We've got all the details you need about The Monster Hunt for Hearthstone" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The latest Hearthside Chat, where Blizzard talks about things that are coming up in Hearthstone, has revealed more details about Monster Hunt. It's an upcoming single player mode that's set to go live in the game next week.<br><br><em><a href="/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76636">Need help with Hearthstone? Check out our huge guide then<br><br></a></em> <br><br>You can check the video up there, but if you prefer reading, here are some of the details. You can pick one of four different heroes to play in The Monster Hunt, and the adventure is repeatable. You head out into the Witchwood to try and take down Hagatha the Witch.<br><br>There are massive bosses to fight, and every time you win you're going to build up your deck with new items and treasures. There's also a grudge system that gives each of the four characters a nemesis. You're going to have to defeat them before taking on Hagatha herself. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=77270'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=77270 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:07:54 GMT Harry's hot takes: It's time to make gaming great again <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-by_star-wars-galaxy-of-heroes-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: It's time to make gaming great again" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What do you think is the worst thing about gaming? Before you answer, I'll answer for you - it's everything. Gaming is a horrible broken shell of its former self, a rotting carcass infected with fat maggots, all of them writhing around in a mixture of bliss and agony.<br><br>You might think that there are some good parts, some redeeming features, some semblance of joy that keeps your passion for the hobby burning. But you're wrong. You're deluded. You're blinded to the truth because all the takes you've been given on the subject were cold and meaningless.<br><br>What this discussion needs is hot takes. In fact, it needs the hottest takes. The sort of takes that you need to wear two pairs of heat-resistant gloves to handle, lest your fingers be burnt to the bone by the sheer, overwhelming hotness. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Star+Wars%3A+Galaxy+of+Heroes/feature.asp?c=77269'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Star+Wars%3A+Galaxy+of+Heroes/feature.asp?c=77269 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:39:46 GMT 7 Sega Mega Drive games we'd love to see on Nintendo Switch <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-uea/logo_sega_69x69_gif_jpgcopy.jpg" width="200" alt="7 Sega Mega Drive games we'd love to see on Nintendo Switch" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Sega has confirmed that it's bringing a bunch of its classic games to the Nintendo Switch under the Sega Ages banner.<br><br>We can expect to see whole heap of beloved 8-bit and 16-bit games from the Master System and Mega Drive eras appearing on the eShop soon. Sega has also hinted at Saturn and Dreamcast ports somewhere along the line, which we'll cover in a follow-up piece.<br><br><a href="r/Switch/Nintendo+Switch/feature.asp?c=76882"><em>7 mobile games that would be better on Switch</em></a><br><br>In the immediate future, it's like to be the simpler stuff that arrives first. We know that the initial offering will be Sonic the Hedgehog (of course), Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Thunder Force IV, and Gain Ground.<br><br>These ports are in the safe hands of M2, who were responsible for the excellent Sega 3D Classics range on the Nintendo 3DS. In other words, they are almost certain to be handled with skill and care - with a few tantalising "new features" stirred in. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Sega+news/feature.asp?c=77265'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Switch/Sega+news/feature.asp?c=77265 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:30:00 GMT Review: Polar Rollout review - A blast from the line-drawing past <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bixj/polarr.jpg" width="200" alt="Polar Rollout review - A blast from the line-drawing past" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Let's just put aside for now the fact that Polar Rollout should really have been called Arctic Rollout.<br><br>While a puntastic nod to the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_roll">godawful British desert</a> of my youth would have been awesome, I'm willing to move on from my immense disappointment. Just give me a minute.<br><br>Instead, let's just focus on the game of Polar Rollout (psh), a simple line-drawing arcade game straight out of the old school.<br><br><strong>Roll with it</strong><br><br>If you ever played Kirby: Power Paintbrush on the Nintendo DS back in the day, or maybe its 2015 Wii U sequel Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, you'll be well familiar with Polar Rollout's premise.<br><br>The idea is to get a curiously ball-shaped creature to each level exit, hoovering up all the collectable fish along the way. In order to do so, you must draw out an ice path with your finger. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Polar+Rollout/review.asp?c=77264'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Polar+Rollout/review.asp?c=77264 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 GMT Marvel Contest of Champions celebrates the debut of Avengers: Infinity War with a big in-game event <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yqwpv/image.jpg" width="200" alt="Marvel Contest of Champions celebrates the debut of Avengers: Infinity War with a big in-game event" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Marvel Contest of Champions</em> is riding the <em>Avengers: Infinity War</em> hype-train, throwing a big in-game bash to celebrate the film’s pending premier. The event, Chadwick and Tom’s Champion Challenge, allows players to face off against the stars of the movie, Chadwick Boseman (<em>Black Panther</em>) and Tom Holland (<em>Spider Man</em>).<br><br>The event, running from April 19 to May 17, challenges players to take on Boseman and Holland’s personally curated teams for the chance to earn the title of Infinity Warrior. The battles will play out across four new quests, ending with an epic boss battle against Mad Titan Thanos.<br><br>Players who make it all the way through will be dubbed with Infinity Warrior status. But if you want extra bragging rights, the first 100 players to succeed will earn a special Legends title, Legend points, and a Tier 4 Class Catalyst Crystal. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Contest+of+Champions/news.asp?c=77268'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Contest+of+Champions/news.asp?c=77268 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:17:01 GMT Take up the mantle of Alexander the Great in Civilization VI's Persia and Macedon DLC <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-olkire/552x414bb.jpg" width="200" alt="Take up the mantle of Alexander the Great in Civilization VI's Persia and Macedon DLC " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Civilization VI</em> is taking us back to the ancient Near East in its latest DLC, the Persia and Macedon Civilization and Scenario Pack. The bundle allows you to take the helm of two of history’s greatest civilizations. Alexander the Great heads up Macedonia, while Cyrus leads Persia, and each civilization has its own unique abilities.<br><br>Macedonia will sit well with folks who like to take a military approach to their <em>Civilization</em> games. Alexander the Great specializes in conquering new territory. Persia, on the other hand, is more focused on cultural advancements. You can choose to play through your own campaign as one of these great leaders, or see how they interact in the new Conquests of Alexander scenario.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Sid+Meier%27s+Civilization+VI/news.asp?c=77267'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Sid+Meier%27s+Civilization+VI/news.asp?c=77267 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:09:42 GMT