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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:31:55 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer App Army Assemble: Topsoil - a well fertilised puzzler? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-raag/18175393_10154646040328175_2089741580_o.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Topsoil - a well fertilised puzzler?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're a bit fond of a quick-to-play puzzler, <em>Topsoil</em> is a tidy candidate for your gaming library. <br><br>The idea here is to match up various forms of flora to harvest and to bag as high a score as you possibly can before your garden fills up. <br><br>You've got to be a bit strategic in your performance, though, as you've got soil colour to watch out for as well as the different symbols.<br><br>It's got some nice visuals and a nice idea, but what did our esteemed members of the App Army think of it? Let's find out. <br><br><strong>Paul Manchester</strong><br><br>It's a bright and polished little puzzler. The very simple mechanics makes it easy to get into and a nice game to pick up and play on the go. Having said that, I initially played for around 30 mins and had my doubts over its long lasting appeal without any real hook to keep you engaged. A lack of any real progression or targets (there are several achievements to collect) and what seems to be an annoying play limit (five attempts before requiring you to watch an advert for more lives), will inevitably mean this app has a short but happy life span. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Topsoil/feature.asp?c=73778'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Topsoil/feature.asp?c=73778 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:38:00 GMT [Update] Keep control of your garden in Topsoil, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-czki/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Keep control of your garden in Topsoil, out now on iOS and Android " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated April 26th, 4:21 PM</strong>: Right on time <em>Topsoil</em> has blossomed onto iOS and Android. <br><br>Grab your copy free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1104709870">App Store</a> or on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kneeko.topsoil">Google Play</a> and give your brain a little workout. <br><br><strong><hr /><br><br>Updated April 13th, 9:37 AM</strong>: This quirky puzzler may have had a couple of months of silence, but it was announced on Twitter yesterday that it'll be coming to mobile on April 26th. Mark it in your diaries.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At long last, Topsoil has a release date: Wednesday, April 26th! Sign up at <a href="https://t.co/Ff11K2MUjJ">https://t.co/Ff11K2MUjJ</a> and I will let you know. :-) <a href="https://t.co/FFP4XOvIFw">pic.twitter.com/FFP4XOvIFw</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Topsoil/news.asp?c=73147'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Topsoil/news.asp?c=73147 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:23:57 GMT The Guardians of the Galaxy makes an appearance in five Marvel games this week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ponjk/pz_story_master.jpg" width="200" alt="The Guardians of the Galaxy makes an appearance in five Marvel games this week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Obviously with <em>The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</em> hitting cinemas this weekend we should have expected some <em>Guardians</em> gatecrashing Marvel games, 'cos why not?<br><br>Starting from today, <a href="https://news.marvel.com/games/63871/guardians-galaxy-rock-marvel-games/">five Marvel games</a> will apparently be getting a little <em>GotG</em> love: <em>Marvel Avengers Academy</em>, <em>Marvel Heroes Omega</em>, <em>Marvel Puzzle Quest</em>, <em>Marvel Contest of Champions</em>, <em>and Marvel Future Fight</em>. <br><br>One game we know for sure will be getting the bug is <em>Marvel Puzzle Quest</em>. On April 30th, a new in-game event called <em>I Have a Plan</em> will go live. This is part of a three event release, each of which stars one of the new <em>Guardians</em> characters.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Puzzle+Quest%3A+Dark+Reign/news.asp?c=73777'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Puzzle+Quest%3A+Dark+Reign/news.asp?c=73777 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:25:00 GMT Hothead Games releases new details about the upcoming zombie-shooter, Kill Shot Virus <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-siuwaf_unnamed_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hothead Games releases new details about the upcoming zombie-shooter, Kill Shot Virus" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There's not long at all to wait for the intense shooter<em> Kill Shot Virus</em> to arrive on iOS and Android, but here's some more info to tide you over until mid-May. <br><br>Firstly, Hothead reminded us that by pre-registering on their <a href="https://www.killshotvirus.com/">website</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hotheadgames.google.free.zombie">Google Play</a>, you'll be able to get some sweet in-game Founders items at launch. So far consumables (slow-mo, health pack, and piercing bullets), 500 bucks, and Founders body and pant gear has been unlocked.<br><br>Onto the more exciting stuff, we've got more information three post-apocalyptic scenes from where the zombie outbreak first takes place. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Kill+Shot+Virus/news.asp?c=73776'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Kill+Shot+Virus/news.asp?c=73776 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:45:00 GMT Clash Royale launches Prince Card Challenge for the next 24 hours <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-arzp/c-uezktxoaaz3jb.jpg" width="200" alt="Clash Royale launches Prince Card Challenge for the next 24 hours" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've been on <em>Clash Royale</em>'s Twitter this morning, you'll have seen the fact that the Prince Card Challenge is now live for the next 24 hours - well, 19 hours by now. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">24 hour Prince Card Challenge starts now! Win Princes through one time rewards and complete the challenge at 3 wins! <a href="https://t.co/M05SaUFEuZ">pic.twitter.com/M05SaUFEuZ</a></p><br><br>— Clash Royale (@ClashRoyale) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClashRoyale/status/857127117280116737">April 26, 2017</a></blockquote> As yet another of <em>Clash Royale</em>'s short-burst-challenges, the Prince Card Challenge gives you the chance to win up to three Prince cards (duh, I know).<br><br>In order to play you'll pick four cards and then receive four cards from your opponent before starting, and the average match'll last about three minutes. It's ten gems to enter each time, but you could walk away with three Prince cards for that price as opposed to paying 200 gems in the shop.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=73775'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=73775 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:56:00 GMT Every feature you should know about in MU Origin’s latest update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bbb/mu_origin_new_update_battlefield_of_heroes.jpg" width="200" alt="Every feature you should know about in MU Origin’s latest update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> To get you up and running with the latest features in <em>MU Origins’</em> recent monster update, we’ve put together the following content guide so that you won’t be left floundering the next time you dive into battle.<br><br><strong><br><br>Battle Core<br><br></strong><br><br>One of the most exciting additions to come along with update 1.7 is the brand new, all-server event, Battle Core. Its premise is fairly straight forward – a race to team victory, with the winners being the first team to reach 1,000 points. The system keeps the playing field as fair as possible, assessing the level of each camp and finding a similarly well matched set of opponents – so whether you like it or not, skill will always be the deciding factor when it comes to victory. Points are earned by vanquishing opponents and gathering as many chalices as possible. You’ll be richly rewarded for your efforts too with large amounts of EXP, fame points and achievements received with every victory you notch up, with up to thirty times the amount of rewards available for the first three victories of the day. Take a few losses though and you can expect a drop-off in prizes - 50% with every defeat, in fact – so it’s going to take some skills to pay the bills. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/MU+Origin/feature.asp?c=73774'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/MU+Origin/feature.asp?c=73774 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:56:00 GMT [Update] Gamevil's newest tactical RPG, War of Crown, is out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lrben_untitled_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Gamevil's newest tactical RPG, War of Crown, is out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated April 26th, 1:27 PM</strong>: Right on time, you can now delve into <em>War of Crown</em> on iOS and Android. <br><br>Grab the game free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1058710652">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamevil.warofcrown.android.google.global.normal&hl=en_GB">Google Play</a>. <br><br><hr /><br><br>In case you weren't aware of it just yet the tactical combat game, <em>War of Crown</em>, is headed to mobile this week. <br><br><em>War of Crown</em> is a story-lead strategy game with tactical RPG gameplay. In a world where the Death Guard Army has brought chaos the land in their pursuit of the Crown of Greed, it's up to Eshirite, Lyilis, and Arendel (and you) to bring them down.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/War+of+Crown/news.asp?c=73761'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/War+of+Crown/news.asp?c=73761 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:29:28 GMT Fire Emblem: Heroes gets new Story Chapter, new summons event, and new characters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hkex/c-ujfifxoaep8-h.jpg" width="200" alt="Fire Emblem: Heroes gets new Story Chapter, new summons event, and new characters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> For our second, and potentially biggest, <em>Fire Emblem: Heroes</em> tidbit this week, we can finally get our hands on a bunch of heroes we've been waiting for. <br><br>Straight from <em>Fire Emblem: The Path of Radiance</em>, some of the most sought-after characters are available through the game's latest Summoning Event. As of right now you can collect fan-favourite Ike (our Editor, Glen Fox, has been waiting for this moment), Mist, Soren, and Titania.<br><br>Aside from these characters, a new leg of the story has also opened up as Chapter 10: World of Radiance appeared on our Story Maps list. <br><br>This is a time-limited event and will only be running until May 15th, so be quick about it.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73771'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73771 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:09:11 GMT 6 ways Clustertruck & The Final Station will test your 'driving' skills <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qxbdaac/cluster_01.jpg" width="200" alt="6 ways Clustertruck & The Final Station will test your 'driving' skills" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <script type="text/javascript"> window._rtbms = window._rtbms || []; window._rtbms.push({"id": "41CFDA37"}); (function(r, s) { r = document.createElement('script'); r.type = 'text/javascript'; r.async = true; r.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://' : 'http://') + 'track.rtb-media.me/rtbm.js'; s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(r, s); })();</script> <noscript></noscript>The two latest additions to the <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/shield-tv?ncid=pa-blo-cn-12886&ps-sku=945-12897-2500-001&ps-open">SHIELD TV’s</a> growing library of games both feature unique takes on vehicular fun. Now available to download, <em><a href="https://shield.nvidia.com/games/android/clustertruck?ncid=pa-blo-cn-12887">Clustertruck</a></em> is a frenetic action platformer where you navigate levels by jumping on top of fast moving big rigs. On the other end of the spectrum is <em><a href="https://shield.nvidia.com/games/android/thefinalstation?ncid=pa-blo-cn-12888">The Final Station</a></em>. This brooding adventure lets you drive a train through a desolate post-apocalyptic world in search of survivors and safety. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clustertruck+%26+The+Final+Station/feature.asp?c=73768'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clustertruck+%26+The+Final+Station/feature.asp?c=73768 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:22:26 GMT Yooka-Laylee: A beginner’s guide to the game on NVIDIA SHIELD <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xlnnk/yooka-laylee_03.jpg" width="200" alt="Yooka-Laylee: A beginner’s guide to the game on NVIDIA SHIELD " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Now that <em><a href="https://shield.nvidia.com/games/geforce-now/yooka-laylee?ncid=pa-blo-kl-11763">Yooka-Laylee</a> </em>is available on <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/shield-tv?ncid=pa-blo-kl-11764">NVIDIA SHIELD</a> via <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/shield/games/geforce-now?ncid=pa-blo-kl-11765">GeForce NOW</a>, a new generation of gamers can discover the sheer joy of roaming gorgeous environments, leaping along ledges, interacting with strange characters, and in general just having a great time in this spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie. A GeForce NOW membership ($7.99 a month with one month free) enables SHIELD owners to stream a rich library of games with certain premium titles available to purchase and stream separately including Yooka-Laylee.<br><br>If you've never played a 3D platformer in the vein of Yooka-Laylee, the whole experience can be a bit intimidating at first. There are a few things to keep in mind that can get you started off on the right foot, so you can skip right past the awkward learning phase and get started on the fun. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Yooka%2DLaylee/feature.asp?c=73767'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Yooka%2DLaylee/feature.asp?c=73767 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:57:08 GMT The Google Play Awards will take place at I/O on May 18th 2017 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ovxr/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The Google Play Awards will take place at I/O on May 18th 2017" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Can you believe that another year has flown by? It's almost time for the Google Play Awards again, and there's a very nice selection of nominees. In an event that'll run at the developer festival I/O 2017, the Google Play Awards is a great opportunity for game lovers to honour their favourite and standout Android titles across 12 categories. These include Best AR Experience, Best Multiplayer Game, Standout Indie, and more. It's nice to see a mix of games/apps in these categories. We've got the fan favourites like the absolutely amazing <em>Kingdom: New Lands</em>, <em>Pokemon GO</em>, and <em>Reigns</em>, but also lesser-known games like <em>Mars Mars</em> (which I recommend playing). The Google Play Awards will take place on May 18th at 6:30 PM (PT), and you can find the full list of nominees <a href="https://play.google.com/store/info/topic?id=merch_topic_30028d2_playwards2017_nomineesTP">right here</a>.   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Google+Play+Awards/news.asp?c=73765'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Google+Play+Awards/news.asp?c=73765 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:33:00 GMT Enjoy some Quahogian hijinks in Family Guy: Another Freakin Mobile Game, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-salqmn/1.jpg" width="200" alt="Enjoy some Quahogian hijinks in Family Guy: Another Freakin Mobile Game, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy freakin' release day, one and all, as <em>Family Guy: Another Freakin Mobile Game</em> has dropped worldwide on iOS and Android.<em>Family Guy: AFMG</em> is a match-three-type game where you've got a series of challenges (and 160 levels) to sink your teeth into. With various different game modes to play, you can fill drinks for Peter and friends, uncover makeup for Meg, collect condoms for Quagmire, battle the Giant Chicken in mega boss battles, and more. There'll also be weekly content updates, featuring episode tie-ins, as well as time-limited quests which provide a good opportunity to grab some useful collectibles. Having soft-launched about a month ago, <em>Family Guy: AFMG</em> is available now free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1139342866">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sgn.familyguy.gp">Google Play</a>.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Family+Guy%3A+Another+Freakin+Mobile+Game/news.asp?c=73763'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Family+Guy%3A+Another+Freakin+Mobile+Game/news.asp?c=73763 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:41:00 GMT Webzen adds another massive update to its MMORPG epic, MU Origin <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hapyg_mu_origin_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Webzen adds another massive update to its MMORPG epic, MU Origin" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Those that venture regularly into the land of <em>MU Origin</em> have plenty to look forward to from today, as new modes, systems, and events take effect in its latest update - the second major update for Webzen’s popular MMORPG this year.<br><br>First up to the plate comes in the form of <em>MU Origin’s</em> all new all-server event – Battle Core. This can be entered daily during the afternoon and evening and sees players of equal match competing to reach 1,000 points the fastest. If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated at being beaten from pillar to post by players that are just far too advanced in level, then this will be the perfect antidote, and will offer lashings of EXP, fame points, and achievements.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=73759'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/MU+Origin/news.asp?c=73759 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:10:00 GMT Super Mario Run's latest update brings new buildings, Google Play/Game Centre achievements, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fkuie/marioface.jpg" width="200" alt="Super Mario Run's latest update brings new buildings, Google Play/Game Centre achievements, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're still playing <em>Super Mario Run</em> look sharp and pay attention 'cos there's a new update out.We've got a few bits to make note of this time around. Firstly you can track down your friends (or consenting acquaintances) using their Nintendo Account, so say goodbye to the mild inconvenience of friend-codes.The number of Toads that can live in your kingdom has also been tweaked, now maxing in at 99,999, and, on a side note, if you've got a personalised Mii character from Miitomo you can now show that off as your player icon. There's also a bunch of new buildings added, including Bullet Bill and Bowser statues.Google Play/Game Centre achievements have been implemented, and after that it's just the usual malarky of bug-fixing, small changes, and general improvements all-round. Grab <em>Super Mario Run</em> on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1145275343">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nintendo.zara&hl=en_GB">Google Play</a> now, free-to-play initially and £9.99/$9.99 thereafter.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Mario+Run/news.asp?c=73760'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Mario+Run/news.asp?c=73760 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:50:00 GMT We're headed to Coachella Valley in Asphalt Xtreme's next map update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ktfp/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="We're headed to Coachella Valley in Asphalt Xtreme's next map update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a while since we've heard anything of <em>Asphalt Xtreme</em>, but according to Gameloft's <a href="https://twitter.com/asphalt/status/856560117034168320">Twitter</a> it looks like there's a new map on its way.<br><br><em>Asphalt Xtreme</em> is the second spinoff in the popular racing series and has been well received by critics and consumers since its release last year. <br><br>But what's more fun than taking the show on the road and setting up in Coachella Valley? A place where the sun is hot, the dress code is usually skimpy, and sequins, glitter, flower-crowns, and tiny, reflective sunglasses are usually a thing. <br><br>Well, it probably won't put you right into the festival but so far we know there's going to be some sharp turns and a truck-ton of burning sand.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Asphalt+Xtreme/news.asp?c=73758'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Asphalt+Xtreme/news.asp?c=73758 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:04:10 GMT