Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Android) 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, 24 Feb 2018 18:17:36 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Black Desert Mobile is the MMORPG to watch this year; launches in South Korea next week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ohizih/4.jpg" width="200" alt="Black Desert Mobile is the MMORPG to watch this year; launches in South Korea next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <br><br><p><em>Black Desert Mobile</em> is <a href="/r/iPhone/Black+Desert+Mobile/news.asp?c=75893">almost ready for its big debut</a> in native South Korea, with developers Pearl Abyss setting an official launch date for February 28. Earlier this month, the game had a brief beta test, and <em>Black Desert Mobile</em> has already seen 4 million people pre-register.</p><br><br><em>Black Desert Online</em> has been noted for its unique action RPG combat that lightly mimics fighting games. Other than that, <em>Black Desert</em> features your usual MMORPG trappings—fishing, crafting, the works, though it does change things up with some true-to-life features. If you’re into farming, for example, you can tame and capture wild horses to sell on the market. Pearl Abyss hopes to faithfully translate the game’s combat and layered systems to mobile while accommodating the platform’s need for simplified controls. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Black+Desert+Mobile/news.asp?c=76772'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Black+Desert+Mobile/news.asp?c=76772 Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:13:59 GMT Capture ghosts in AR with Ghostbusters World <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mbkro_ghostworld_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Capture ghosts in AR with Ghostbusters World" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p></p><br><br><p>2018 is about to get a lot more spooky as Sony unleashes legions of ghosts from the beloved <em>Ghostbusters</em> universe on the world. <em>Ghostbusters World</em> is an upcoming AR game in the spirit of <em>Pokemon GO</em>.</p><br><br>Your main mission will be to battle and capture a multitude of ghosts you may recognize from the <em>Ghostbusters</em> movies, TV Show, comic books, and more. There will be new ghosts thrown into the mix, too.<br><br>The game is arriving on both iOS and Android, taking advantage of the latest AR technology that’s recently arrived on both platforms. We’ll have more details for you at the Game Developers Conference in March.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Ghostbusters+World/news.asp?c=76771'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Ghostbusters+World/news.asp?c=76771 Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:09:53 GMT Mobile World Congress 2018 - Which gaming smartphones will be announced? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tvowz/mwc_2018_logo.jpg" width="200" alt="Mobile World Congress 2018 - Which gaming smartphones will be announced?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The annual Mobile World Congress event kicks off in Barcelona on Monday 26th February, and runs until Thursday 1st March.<br><br>Why should you care? We're all just here for the games, surely.<br><br>While MWC doesn't tend to focus specifically on mobile gaming, it is the largest smartphone event of the year. As such, most of the major smartphone players will have a presence.<br><br>Basically, if you want to see what the biggest smartphones of the first two-thirds of 2018 will be, then you should pay attention to what's going on in Barcelona over the coming week.<br><br>Here's what we're expecting to see (and not see) at MWC 2018.<br><br><strong>Samsung Galaxy S9</strong><br><br>The biggest MWC news will likely belong to Samsung. Expect the Korean company to hold a big event around the show to announce its next flagship phone.<br><br>Given that the announcement of a new Samsung Galaxy phone is second only to the announcement of a new iPhone on the attention scale, we're pretty excited. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=76770'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hardware+Group+Test/feature.asp?c=76770 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:25:18 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 432 - Alto's Odyssey, Layers of Fear: Legacy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We take to the dunes this week to discuss the launch of the hugely anticipated sandboarding(!) sequel <em>Alto's Odyssey</em>.<br><br>There's also info on the latest - and possibly last - <em>Rime</em> update, plus the upcoming arrival of <em>Lichtspeer</em> on mobile.<br><br>New releases <em>Glitch Dash</em> and <em>Dice Brawl: Captain's League</em> are put under the microscope, and James chats to <em>Layers of Fear: Legacy</em> producer Rafal Basaj about cramming all of that spookiness onto the Switch.<br><br><strong>Download episode 432:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep432.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><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76769'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=76769 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:36:45 GMT Compete for cash in new Angry Birds Champions <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rpnxecf_angry_birds_titlepicture_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Compete for cash in new Angry Birds Champions" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Finnish developer Rovio Entertainment has paired up with GSN Games to offer a new way to play the world’s favorite bird-lobbing app. Red, Chuck, Matilda and Bomb et al are back, as are the pea-green Piggies, but this time round, there’s money to be won.<br><br>Using GSN Games’ WorldWinner platform, which takes popular titles and injects a bit of cash competition into proceedings, you can play <em>Angry Birds Champions</em> to win real money. This isn’t a casino app, though – you aren’t betting against the house. You’re testing your skill against other players online. Whether you succeed comes down to how good you are at knocking things down with your trusty slingshot. In fact, it’s the franchise’s first and only official tournament game offering prize money.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=76768'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/news.asp?c=76768 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:25:00 GMT The Battle of Polytopia cheats and tips - List of EVERY unit and tribe <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kdvqds/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The Battle of Polytopia cheats and tips - List of EVERY unit and tribe" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em> is here and with a brand new multiplayer update, refreshing the entire game for everyone that's been playing.<br><br>We've got a big list of the tribes and units you can expect to use in <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em>, so you can get brushed up on which tribe you should be using, and which units you should be investing your resources on.<br><br>We'll take you through absolutely everything you need to know, so read on for an essential primer on <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em>!<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/news.asp?c=76705&srch=polytopia">Remember to leave us your multiplayer codes to play with us here!</a><br><br>You can also check out our <em>Battle of Polytopia</em> tips on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76753&srch=polytopia">getting started</a> and <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76754&srch=polytopia">combat</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76767'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76767 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:15:00 GMT Legendary Pokemon Kyogre and Groudon return to Raid Battles in Pokemon GO, but you won't have a shot at them for long <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vmyp/169.jpg" width="200" alt="Legendary Pokemon Kyogre and Groudon return to Raid Battles in Pokemon GO, but you won't have a shot at them for long" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier today, Niantic announced that its Pokemon GO Legendary Week would starting from now and running through until March 5th, so update your phones, folks. <br><br>As it says on the team's official <a href="https://pokemongolive.com/en/post/legendaryweek022318/">blog post</a>, Kyogre and Groudon are joining Rayquaza for a seriously legendary week as they return to Raid Battles for a limited time. Given that these three have their own particular strengths/weaknesses, beating them's going to be as much a matter of smarts as it is skill. <br><br>Interestingly, you've got some stakes to be thinking about. If Rayquaza is beaten more than Kyogre and Groudon combined, you'll get more wind-preferring Pokemon hatching out of your eggs between March 5th and March 16th. Otherwise, you'll be getting a bunch of sunny/rainy day Pokemon instead.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=76766'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=76766 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:25:10 GMT These mobile games feel more like Metal Gear than Metal Gear Survive <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-omecy/mgs.jpg" width="200" alt="These mobile games feel more like Metal Gear than Metal Gear Survive" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Metal Gear Survive</em> launches on console and PC this week, but in the lead-up to release there's been a distinctly negative reaction from fans of Konami's legendary stealth series.<br><br>Whether the game turns out to be good or not (the initial reaction seems to be pretty positive), it's not hard to see why.<br><br>This is the first <em>Metal Gear</em> game made in the post-Hideo Kojima era. The colourful series creator acrimoniously parted ways with publisher Konami immediately after <em>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain</em> hit shops in 2015.<br><br>Not only that, but <em>Metal Gear Survive</em> appears to have been made rather hastily from components of that aforementioned masterpiece. What's more, it's nothing like the <em>Metal Gear Solid</em> games we know and love. Instead of a single player military stealth adventure, <em>Metal Gear Survive</em> is a multiplayer-focused survival game with zombies in it. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Metal+Gear+Solid+Touch/feature.asp?c=76765'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Metal+Gear+Solid+Touch/feature.asp?c=76765 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:20:00 GMT Best iOS and Android sales this week - Her Story, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, You Must Build a Boat, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fqitpu/unnamed__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Best iOS and Android sales this week - Her Story, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, You Must Build a Boat, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's the beginning of the week (in case you couldn't tell already) which means it's time to take a look at those delicious, delicious sales. <br><br>A few titles from last week's sale piece are still worth snapping up, but the weekend's been good and we've got a roster of games for you to get your hands on.<br><br><strong>10000000</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/544385071">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eightyeightgames.tenmillion&hl=en_GB">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £1.19/99c or cheaper</li><br><br></ul><br><br>If you're a fan of dungeon crawling and, RPGs, and match-something puzzlers, you're going to want to add this classic to your library.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Her+Story/news.asp?c=76720'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Her+Story/news.asp?c=76720 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:47:55 GMT Harry's hot takes: Monster Hunter World is rubbish in comparison to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eus/img000007d6_bmp.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: Monster Hunter World is rubbish in comparison to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What's that coming over the hill? Is it a reference to an outdated song? No, it's a steaming new batch of hot takes, fresh out of the opinion oven and delivered directly to your brain mouth via the medium of the internets.<br><br>Monster Hunter World might be making headlines left, right, and centre, but quite frankly it's a garbage game for complete reprobates and anyone playing it deserves your scorn.<br><br>Because we all know that the best way to play Monster Hunter <a href="/r/iPad/Monster+Hunter+Freedom+Unite/review.asp?c=60373">is Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for mobile</a>.<br><br>Actually we don't all know that, but being the fearless journalist that I am, I've created a list to scientifically prove, once and for all, and with no room for error, that Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is the best version of Monster Hunter. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Monster+Hunter+Freedom+Unite/feature.asp?c=76761'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Monster+Hunter+Freedom+Unite/feature.asp?c=76761 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:48:14 GMT The Battle of Polytopia cheats and tips - Essential battle tips to be the king of combat <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kdvqds/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The Battle of Polytopia cheats and tips - Essential battle tips to be the king of combat" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em> is a fun strategy game, and with the recent multiplayer update, there’s more to do than ever before. To get you marching in to battle, we’ve got some combat tips for you right here.<br><br>There’s a range of units to summon in <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em>, and they have their own abilities. Here we’ll go over a few of the more unusual habits of units, and how you can mount an army to take in to battle against your opponent. Capturing territory will put you in a powerful position, after all.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/news.asp?c=76705">We also encourage sharing your friend codes in order to get some multiplayer matches going! (Mine is in the comments too!)</a><br><br>So read through our tips on battle in <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em> and you’ll emerge the victor of your online games very soon… <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76754'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76754 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:35:12 GMT New iOS, Android, and Switch games out this week - Alto's Odyssey, Dissembler, Layers of Fear: Legacy, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-oebok_img_1618_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, and Switch games out this week - Alto's Odyssey, Dissembler, Layers of Fear: Legacy, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's almost the end of another week, but before we can get there we've got to take a look at what fantastic new games we can tuck into. <br><br>From puzzlers to arcade game and all the way through to beautiful endless runners, it's not a huge selection but it's definitely a good one. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Alto's Odyssey</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1182456409">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £4.99/$4.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>As if I need to introduce this one to you. Snowman's newest leg in Alto's journey has you desert boarding through stunning landscapes, perform all sorts of neat tricks, leveling up, and destroying your high scores. <br><br><strong>Birdy Trip</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Alto%27s+Odyssey/news.asp?c=76755'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Alto%27s+Odyssey/news.asp?c=76755 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:39:00 GMT The Battle of Polytopia cheats and tips - Everything you need to get your game started <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kdvqds/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The Battle of Polytopia cheats and tips - Everything you need to get your game started" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em> is out now and has a brand new multiplayer component. Beautiful! But what’s that, you’re not skilled enough for multiplayer? That’s okay, you have us!<br><br>Right here we’ve got a bunch of tips that’ll help you settle in to <em>The Battle of Polytopia</em> and it’s 4x gameplay. Trust us, it’s pretty great!<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/news.asp?c=76705&srch=polytopia">We also encourage sharing your friend codes in order to get some multiplayer matches going! (Mine is in the comments too!)</a><br><br>Read on for everything you need to jump in to <em>The Battle for Polytopia</em> and get prepped for multiplayer.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//IMG_1656.PNG" alt="the battle of polytopia" width="460" height="345" /><br><br><strong>Harvest everything <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76753'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Battle+of+Polytopia/feature.asp?c=76753 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:14:48 GMT Dodge obstacles to a synth soundtrack in brand new Daft Jump <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uktl_artwork_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Dodge obstacles to a synth soundtrack in brand new Daft Jump" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Having won Pocket Gamer's Big Indie Pitch on its home turf last November, Jordanian developer 3 Dot Games has just launched its winning work – quirky platformer <em>Daft Jump</em>. It’s enough to make you jump with joy.<br><br><em><br><br>Daft Jump</em> is a frenetic side-scrolling platformer with a distinctly retro style. Jump over obstacles of the spiky and lasery kind as you run through each of its 8 levels. Throughout each stage, there are gold coins to collect and characters to unlock, as well as an in-game store to spend your well-earned coinage.<br><br>As with most platformers, it’s all about timing, and this goes double for <em>Daft Jump</em>. Once you’ve got to grips with controlling one hopping character, you’ve got to manage a second one, jumping in time to the music. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, you also have to worry about gravity flipping and levels scrolling in reverse. If that sounds too tricky, don’t worry – there’s an easy mode. At the end of each stage, you’ll be beamed up by a mysterious spaceship, controlled by a malevolent figure who you’ll have to deal with later. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Daft+Jump/news.asp?c=76749'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Daft+Jump/news.asp?c=76749 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:36:00 GMT Want to win this fantastic Top Eleven prize? You're going to have to be quick then <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fuiih/28166997_1640277309401049_2576130935408897539_n.jpg" width="200" alt="Want to win this fantastic Top Eleven prize? You're going to have to be quick then" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Alright, so this one isn't so much mobile gaming news as it is a great opportunity to football manager enthusiasts. If you're a fan of <a href="/r/Android/Top+Eleven/review.asp?c=69140">Top Eleven</a>, boy, does Nordeus and Stoke City FC have an opportunity for you.<br><br>If you're here reading this you'll probably know that Top Eleven is one of THE most popular mobile sports games out there, so I won't bore you with the intimate details. <br><br>As partner and shirt sleeve sponsor of Stoke City Football Club, Top Eleven's giving four eager managers to win the experience of a lifetime. The lucky winners will get:<br><br><ul><br><br><li>A four-day coaching masterclass with Stoke City official staff</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Top+Eleven/news.asp?c=76751'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Top+Eleven/news.asp?c=76751 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:16:41 GMT