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 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:40:53 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Erin: The Last Aos Sí is a turn-based RPG journey through Celtic mythology <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zemf/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Erin: The Last Aos Sí is a turn-based RPG journey through Celtic mythology" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Erin: The Last Aos Sí</em> is a challenging tactical RPG that pits your mystical heroine against creatures and foes from Celtic myth, available now on iOS and Android.<br><br>As Erin, you travel from mission to mission on the map screen, entering locations to engage in turn-based battles, utilizing series of runes to unleash powerful elemental spells. Combat is based on timing; getting hit while preparing a spell will interrupt your attack, forcing to find a balance between fast attacks, defense, and devastating magic.<br><br>Furthermore, spell casting is done by performing movements on the touchscreen, such as swiping or tapping icons at the right time, adding another layer to the battles. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Erin%3A+The+Last+Aos+Si/news.asp?c=73431'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Erin%3A+The+Last+Aos+Si/news.asp?c=73431 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:51:08 GMT Hot Five: Asmodee Digital has a whopping sale, Apple phases out the iPad Air, and Stellar Wanderer finally hits Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tvpu/capture_107_.jpg" width="200" alt="Hot Five: Asmodee Digital has a whopping sale, Apple phases out the iPad Air, and Stellar Wanderer finally hits Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Can you believe it? Another week has come and gone and you know what that means - it's time for yet another Hot Five. <br><br>There's been a good mix of interesting newsbits, cracking releases, and - well - some generally great games to play or to look forward to. <br><br>But that's enough of my yammering, let's just get down to it. <br><br><strong>Stellar Wanderer flies onto Android</strong><br><br>Crescent Moon were careful with this one as it took just over a year for <a href="/r/Android/Crescent+Moon+Games+Stellar+Wanderer/news.asp?c=73373"><em>Stellar Wanderer</em></a> to jump over from iOS and rear its head on Android. Despite earning a 6/10 initially, it's been long enough now that whatever bugs previously plagued the iOS version should have hopefully been resolved, but I guess we'll just have to play it to find out.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=73419'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=73419 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMT Best new iOS and Android games this week: Sunless Sea, Death Road to Canada, Card Thief and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ahgic_sunless-sea_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games this week: Sunless Sea, Death Road to Canada, Card Thief and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hello, and welcome to our regular look at the best mobile games of the past seven days.<br><br>Every week we run through the best and most interesting games to have hit the App Store and Google Play Store.<br><br>This week we've got a couple of gems that aren't just iOS-only, as has been the unfortunate trend so far in 2017, but iPad-only. But if you've got one of Apple's tablets, they're well worth getting.<br><br>Android fans don't have an awful lot to choose from this week, but that's okay. There's only one game you need to be playing, as you'll see. <br><br>Have you been playing anything different this week? Let us know in the comments below.<br><br><a href="r/iPad/Sunless+Sea/review.asp?c=73412"><strong>Sunless Sea</strong></a><br><br>By Failbetter Games - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sunless-sea/id1133500069?mt=8">buy on iPad <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Game+of+the+Week/feature.asp?c=73427'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Game+of+the+Week/feature.asp?c=73427 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:15:00 GMT Top 5 best gaming phones for under £200 (Spring 2017) <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vpyph/motogtitle.jpg" width="200" alt="Top 5 best gaming phones for under £200 (Spring 2017)" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel are great phones. But who has £600 free to spend on a smartphone these days?<br><br>You do? Lucky thing. This article isn't for you. We'll be updating our top money-no-object smartphone recommendations a little deeper into the year, when there's something worthwhile to add.<br><br>For those of you who have significantly less to spend on a phone, there's some good news. You can get a stylish, capable, and gaming-ready handset for less than £200.<br><br>Here are five of favourites that are currently available in the UK.<br><br><strong>Moto G5 (£180)<br><br></strong><br><br>Motorola (and parent company Lenovo) has long made the best sub-£200 smartphone on the market. For years now the Moto G has been our go-to pick at this price range. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Top+5+Android/feature.asp?c=73424'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Top+5+Android/feature.asp?c=73424 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT Lilith Games on working with Ubisoft to get the Prince of Persia in the hit RPG Soul Hunters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vyfbe/20170307.jpg" width="200" alt="Lilith Games on working with Ubisoft to get the Prince of Persia in the hit RPG Soul Hunters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Striking the perfect balance between fantasy, RPG mechanics, and side-scrolling action might seem like a tricky art to perfect, but it’s a challenge developer Lilith Games has continued to rise to following the release of <em>Soul Hunters</em> way back in 2015. Fast forward to today and the game continues to develop and evolve, adding in updates and fan favourite characters like Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio Auditore da Firenze, and just recently one of Ubisoft’s most beloved classic heroes, Prince of Persia.<br><br><em>Soul Hunters</em> tasks its players to collect a series of mythological heroes, and then send them into battle in a unique blend of 2D real-time combat and strategic RPG mechanics. Every hero features unique, upgradeable abilities capable of dealing out massive damage, healing allies, and even stopping opponents in their tracks. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Soul+Hunters/news.asp?c=73418'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Soul+Hunters/news.asp?c=73418 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:45:00 GMT The GTA-like Gangstar: New Orleans hits iOS and Android next week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-exeimh_gno_car_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The GTA-like Gangstar: New Orleans hits iOS and Android next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a while, but Gameloft's finally announced that <em>Gangstar: New Orleans</em> is releasing worldwide next week, on iOS and Android. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It's official. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GangstarNewOrleans?src=hash">#GangstarNewOrleans</a> releases worldwide on March 30th! ???? <a href="https://t.co/OJiAnoVFo3">https://t.co/OJiAnoVFo3</a> <a href="https://t.co/2arpRwV8No">pic.twitter.com/2arpRwV8No</a></p><br><br>— Gameloft (@gameloft) <a href="https://twitter.com/gameloft/status/844886501401931776">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br><br><em>Gangstar: New Orleans</em> is an open world, GTA-like game set in New Orleans. Through biker gangs, heists, crooked cops, and voodoo priests, your only goal is to claim to Big Easy as top dog, by any means necessary. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Gangstar%3A+New+Orleans/news.asp?c=73415'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Gangstar%3A+New+Orleans/news.asp?c=73415 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:23:00 GMT Review: Gunpie Adventure Review - Bullets and zombies and mummies <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wunj_17474336_10154546812013175_1179370360_o_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Gunpie Adventure Review - Bullets and zombies and mummies" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> When the world around you is going to hell, the rule of thumb is that you've got to shoot something.<br><br>Sometimes those things are zombies, sometimes those things are Egyptian mummy-ish things, but in <em>Gunpie Adventures</em> you've got a bit of everything mixed together in a big mobile bucket.<br><br>Pair that with big guns and a moving car and you've got yourself an arcade shooter straight out of the 90s.<br><br><strong>Drive, drive, drive</strong><br><br><em>Gunpie Adventures</em> is a first-person shooter with RPG elements. Through upgrading your characters, crafting new weapons, unlocking items, and more, there's a ton to concentrate on. <br><br>Though it's good to have variety, sometimes you can go overboard on it and this has definitely stepped over the 'too much' line. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Gunpie+Adventure/review.asp?c=73409'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Gunpie+Adventure/review.asp?c=73409 Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:04:56 GMT [Update] Battle in real-time multiplayer in Crash of Cars, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mykx/screen520x924.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Battle in real-time multiplayer in Crash of Cars, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated March 23rd, 4:01 PM</strong>: A week after the game popped up on our radar, <em>Crash of Cars</em> is now available worldwide on iOS and Android. <br><br>Grab the game free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1171311339">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.notdoppler.crashofcars&hl=en">Google Play</a>, and get ready fight for your place atop the leaderboard.<br><br><hr /><br><br>If you're big on a brawler and quite fancy a little car-related action then you might want to keep an eye on <em>Crash of Cars</em>, coming soon to iOS. <br><br><em>Crash of Cars</em> is a fast-paced car battler which pits you against your opponents in <em>.io</em>-like real-time multiplayer. Aside from beating out your competitors, the aim of the game is collect as many crowns as possible, whilst avoiding getting beaten yourself.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Crash+of+Cars/news.asp?c=73336'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Crash+of+Cars/news.asp?c=73336 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:05:40 GMT Get ready to protect the Morphin Grid in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbja/powerrangers457.jpg" width="200" alt="Get ready to protect the Morphin Grid in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Are you stoked about the new <em>Power Rangers</em> film? Even if you're not, I'm going to tell you about the newly released <em>Power Rangers: Legacy Wars</em> anyway, so apologies in advance.<br><br>The space witch, Rita Repulsa, has infected the Morphin Grid, creating virtual monsters and Ranger clones. It's your goal to fight back with your guys and girls, picking the best team and correct strategy to get the job done.<br><br>As well as fighting in real-time, PvP combat, you can also upgrade your characters and unlock different arenas from locations you may recognise from the film and TV series. Don't think you'll be stuck with your main few Rangers though, there are actually 40+ warriors to unlock. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Power+Rangers%3A+Legacy+Wars/news.asp?c=73405'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Power+Rangers%3A+Legacy+Wars/news.asp?c=73405 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:35:00 GMT Play the kicking sequel, One Finger Death Punch 3D, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hzmu/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Play the kicking sequel, One Finger Death Punch 3D, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you loved <em>One Finger Death Punch</em>, odds are you might be interested in playing the sequel, <em>One Finger Death Punch 3D</em>. Lucky for you, it's out right now on iOS and Android. <br><br>Reinvented in a 3D style, <em>One Finger Death Punch 3D</em> lets you kick even more butt with various forms of manipulated martial arts. Though, it wouldn't be very true to its title if you had to use more than one finger, but good news - you don't. <br><br>Watch your front and your back as you take down hordes of enemies, earn and grow your characters and their abilities, and create interesting combos instead of just button bashing your way through battles.<br><br>Plus, if you feel like showing off, you can compete in the Arena to achieve high ranks for the honour (and rewards) for your trouble.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/One+Finger+Death+Punch+3D/news.asp?c=73403'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/One+Finger+Death+Punch+3D/news.asp?c=73403 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:29:38 GMT Temple Jump leaps onto the App Store today <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ogoa/poster.jpg" width="200" alt="Temple Jump leaps onto the App Store today" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Temple Jump</em> sees you bouncing your way to safety in this pixelated action platforming adventure from Nexx Studio. It’s a struggle to stay alive when the floor is actual lava and the ruins are trying to send you to a fiery doom.<br><br>The aim of the game is to hop from platform to platform collecting the shiny gems sprinkled throughout each of the 12 levels within challenge mode, though you may find a bonus game mode if you’re a particularly apt explorer. Temple Jump features easy-to-learn one-touch controls. Simply hold your finger down on the screen and release to jump.<br><br>Your little jumper will have to dodge fireballs, navigate unsteady, falling platforms, and some nasty, spiky death traps. Once you master the temple’s 12 challenging levels, you can hop into the endless mode to really test your mettle. Along the way, you’ll uncover elusive golden wings with the power to transport you to alternative game modes. 33 quirky, unlockable characters add a little humour to your perilous journey. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Temple+Jump/news.asp?c=73376'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Temple+Jump/news.asp?c=73376 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:53:35 GMT The latest Super Mario Run update brings an 'Easy Mode', different coloured Yoshis, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qtyfn/crxiuk1wgai11ca.jpg" width="200" alt="The latest Super Mario Run update brings an 'Easy Mode', different coloured Yoshis, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Alongside <em>Super Mario Run</em>'s Android debut, there's also been some notable changes to the game, for both iOS and Android versions.<br><br>Most importantly we're given a shot at playing Bowser's Challenge on World 1-4. Previously we could only play through three of the four levels before having to pay the £9.99 fee to continue, but Nintendo's given us the chance to test it out for free. This option unlocks when you've either collected 100 Toads in Toad Rally, or collected all 15 pink coins from the first three levels. <br><br>The update also includes the following:<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Four new colours of Yoshi, not including the traditional green. When you play Toad Rally with a Yoshi of the desired colour, you can get more Toads of the same colour for your collection. </li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Mario+Run/news.asp?c=73400'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Mario+Run/news.asp?c=73400 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:53:19 GMT [Update] Rusty Lake's Cube Escape: The Cave hits out on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xdzi_screen_shot_2017-03-16_at_11_41_50_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Rusty Lake's Cube Escape: The Cave hits out on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated March 23rd, 10:49</strong> -  Without delay the ninth in series and penultimate title, <em>Cube Escape: The Cave</em>, has been released on iOS and Android.<br><br> <br><br>Grab the game on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.RustyLake.CubeEscapeTheCave">Google Play</a> or the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1209468207">App Store</a> now, free-to-play. <br><br><hr /><br><br>After Rusty Lake's last title, <em>Rusty Lake: Roots</em>, only came out a few months back, we feel spoiled to learn that their next <em>Cube Escape</em> title, <em>The Cave</em>, is coming to iOS and Android next week.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cube Escape: The Cave will come out on iOS, Android and <a href="https://t.co/t05nKKudht">https://t.co/t05nKKudht</a> on the 23rd of March 2017!</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Cube+Escape%3A+The+Cave/news.asp?c=73333'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Cube+Escape%3A+The+Cave/news.asp?c=73333 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:58:00 GMT Review: [Update] Super Mario Run review - Nintendo or Nintendon't? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eanfj/super-mario-run.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Super Mario Run review - Nintendo or Nintendon't?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated March 23rd, 10:20</strong> - Now that the Android version is out it's clear to see that <em>Super Mario Run</em> hasn't changed between the platforms. All of its content is still just as fluid and its features and design are just as clean as the iOS version. <br><br>Sadly it still lacks replayability once the game's done and dusted, but we knew that already. <br><br><hr /><br><br>It's impressive just how much <em>Super Mario Run</em> manages to capture the magic of a Mario game - despite stripping away an enormous part of the original formula.<br><br>That part being: the ability to control Mario's movement. In this game, the world's most famous Italian plumber runs along automatically (and leapfrogs over low platforms and even enemies), leaving you only in charge of his signature springy leap. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Mario+Run/review.asp?c=72431'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Super+Mario+Run/review.asp?c=72431 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:38:00 GMT Construction Simulator 2 trucks its way onto iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nxyt_cs2_en_3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Construction Simulator 2 trucks its way onto iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just when you thought there wouldn’t be any more construction antics left to simulate, mobile developer astragon Entertainment has once again brought a new heavy duty sim onto iPhone and iPad as well as smartphones and tablets using Android, this time with its sequel to 2014 hit <em>Construction Simulator</em>. Letting you command an extensive fleet of 36 original licensed vehicles and machines, <em>Construction Simulator 2</em> aims to please those that don’t mind going a bridge too far.<br><br>Providing players with a prime opportunity to work their way across the fictive US state of Westside Plains in fully-realised 3D visuals, <em>Construction Simulator 2</em> doesn’t shy away from the heavy real-life machinery which the game accurately brings to life. Operate massive cranes, load up construction materials, undertake precise gardening and even road construction works as you take control of licensed vehicles from Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Bell, STILL, and ATLAS. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Construction+Simulator+2/news.asp?c=73390'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Construction+Simulator+2/news.asp?c=73390 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:02:00 GMT