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, 21 Jul 2018 07:04:13 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Hidden My Game By Mom is back as it surprise-launches on iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xbvd/-lajdm6wri3l--xudcxtxl4ompjrlpjr.jpg" width="200" alt="Hidden My Game By Mom is back as it surprise-launches on iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hap Inc. has released their newest addition to the Hidden My Game By Mom series. The third game in the charming puzzle game series is out on iOS right now and will be coming to Android soon.<br><br>The game has you play as a young boy who is looking for his Nintendo DS that was hidden by his mum. The mechanics play like a simple point and click adventure game - you look around your living room paying close attention to where your DS might be, collecting items that will help you solve the puzzle, but also trying to avoid your mum who will send you back to the beginning of the level if she catches you.<br><br>The scenarios that you're placed in get incrementally more bizarre and hilarious as you go. In previous games, you needed to figure out how to get past a marching band walking through your living room and how to successfully get your game out of a crocodile's mouth. It's a surreal game to say the least, but also so funny and so satisfying to play. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hidden+My+Game+By+Mom+3/news.asp?c=78138'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hidden+My+Game+By+Mom+3/news.asp?c=78138 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:07:00 GMT Today's Star Wars: Force Arena update introduces Clone Wars characters to the roster <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fcrw/swfa_180718_pr_en.jpg" width="200" alt="Today's Star Wars: Force Arena update introduces Clone Wars characters to the roster" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There are dozens of Star Wars mobile games out there right now, so many that it’s hard to choose just one to play. But if you’re a fan of the Clone Wars then maybe Star Wars: Force Arena is the one for you.<br><br>The game's latest update adds in a whole host of characters from the Clone Wars era. You'll be able to play as the rebel hero Ahsoka Tano or the evil imperial leader Gar Saxon, as well as, four other favourites from the Clone Wars. You'll also get the chance to use new abilities, like launching a B-Wing prototype or Imperial Super Commandos.<br><br>Also, Force Arena will be running an event until July 26th. The Jawa's Special Offer will give players powerful rewards, that is, if you spend enough Credits. No, that's not my favourite caveat either. You'll probably have to have built up quite a few Credits to reap the benefits of this event. So, sorry new players, you'll just have to wait until the next special offer. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Star+Wars%3A+Force+Arena/news.asp?c=78137'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Star+Wars%3A+Force+Arena/news.asp?c=78137 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:04:31 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em, James, and Ric prepare to bid farewell to Clementine with the first trailer for the last season of The Walking Dead.<br><br>They also take a look at the Sega Ages launch on Switch, which will bring the original Sonic to the portable console.<br><br>Chat then turns to managing a Formula 1 team with the release of Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, and DC characters fighting each other in the cutest way imaginable in Teen Titans GO Figure.<br><br><strong>Download episode 448:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep448.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=78140'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78140 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02:29 GMT App Army Assemble: Isoland 2 - A point and click adventure that could've used a little direction <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jpie/unnamed__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Isoland 2 - A point and click adventure that could've used a little direction" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's the end of another week and that can mean only two things. One - we need to crack out our comfy pants and get ready for a weekend of chilling, and two - it's time to see what the App Army's been digging into this week.<br><br>We gave them at shot at the adventure puzzler, Isoland 2. This time the story takes us through time and space as we unravel parts of a lost civilisation. <br><br>As with the previous title in the series, we're faced with striking hand-drawn artwork, a curious non-linear storyline, and much more... but what does our App Army think of it? Let's find out. <br><br><strong>Mark Abukoff (iPhone 7)</strong><br><br>This is a combination of hidden object and puzzle solving. Isoland 2 has nice, clear graphics, though I personally dislike the style. Its music was inoffensive, but repetitive, so I turned the sound off. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Isoland+2%3A+Ashes+of+Time/feature.asp?c=78139'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Isoland+2%3A+Ashes+of+Time/feature.asp?c=78139 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:24:07 GMT Old School RuneScape preview - Hands on with Jagex's upcoming mobile MMO port <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-icrm/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Old School RuneScape preview - Hands on with Jagex's upcoming mobile MMO port" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The other week we were lucky enough to get a peek at Jagex's upcoming MMORPG, Old School RuneScape for mobile – a title which we know a bunch of you have been eagerly-awaiting for some time now. The game's been in closed beta on Android since May which is apparently going well so far.<br><br>If you're unfamiliar with it, RuneScape is a huge sandbox MMO where you'll travel across the world, completing quests, fighting bosses, and maybe even banding together with fellow players if you don't fancy going it alone.<br><br>I feel it's appropriate to clarify that I'm a total stranger to RuneScape. I missed that stage when I was younger, so playing it on mobile was my first venture into the game and, despite the fact I had no idea what was going on for the first stretch, I found it rather enjoyable.<br><br>One of the game's biggest challenges has been to recraft the UI to fit such a small screen, but so far it's very comfortable to play. There are a lot of buttons to press and menus/options to navigate, but once you've got the hang of where everything is it's a total breeze. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Old+School+RuneScape/feature.asp?c=78070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Old+School+RuneScape/feature.asp?c=78070 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Healing Zoo Warlock <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-etx/image.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Healing Zoo Warlock" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Zoolock is a classic aggro archetype that's been around from the earliest days of the game. It's particularly popular with new players because you can build a pretty powerful deck on the cheap. It's fallen out of favour the last few seasons, though, as the meta has slowed down.<br><br>Now though, it's back with a very surprising twist. What was once known as a super-aggressive deck now comes packed with healing effects. Yet it works thanks to some unusual combos, and it can help keep you in the game if you suffer a bad draw.<br><br><strong>Card Choices<br><br></strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Flame Imp</li><br><br><li>2 x Kobold Librarian</li><br><br><li>2 x Soulfire</li><br><br><li>2 x Voidwalker</li><br><br><li>2 x Despicable Dreadlord</li><br><br></ul><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Lightwarden</li><br><br><li>2 x Voodoo Doctor</li><br><br><li>1 x Prince Keleseth</li><br><br><li>2 x Fungal Enchanter</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=78111'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=78111 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:18:58 GMT 739 million zombies have already been killed in The Walking Dead: Our World <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wfyarcr/twd_ourworld_square-300x300.jpg" width="200" alt="739 million zombies have already been killed in The Walking Dead: Our World" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just a week after it's release, The Walking Dead: Our World is showing off how well it’s doing with a nice looking infographic.<br><br>It lays out a bunch of interesting stats, like how many zombies have been killed between all players and how many bases have been built, but some of the more interesting stats have to do with time played.<br><br>On average, people's playtime is 37 minutes per day, and 7 sessions per day. For a game that encourages you to go outside and explore, I would have thought the playtime would be higher.<br><br>Perhaps I'm surprised since the game's closest comparison is Pokemon Go and people were playing that for hours on end when it was first released. Although it’s kinda unfair to compare the two, this game was never going to have the same cultural impact that Pokemon Go did. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78135'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78135 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:11:16 GMT Marvel Battle Lines gets a gameplay trailer at San Diego Comic-Con <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hhvfq/mbl_icon_ios_w_legalline_1070x1070__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Marvel Battle Lines gets a gameplay trailer at San Diego Comic-Con " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Marvel Battle Lines has just revealed its first bit of gameplay footage at San Diego Comic-Con, and hey, it actually looks pretty cool.<br><br>It seems to have taken a little inspiration from Hearthstone with some of its mechanics. It's a one vs one where you have a pre-built deck of cards that all have their own unique effects and abilities, and you have to lower your opponent's health to zero in order to win. However, the board is quite different being a 3x4 grid with your cards occupying one square.<br><br>It's an interesting change which leaps making me think about the gameplay implications and sheer possibilities of different ways to play. You'll not only have to consider what's the best card to use in any given situation but also where about on the board it should be placed. It adds an extra layer of strategy which I think will make for an engaging gameplay experience. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Battle+Lines/news.asp?c=78134'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Marvel+Battle+Lines/news.asp?c=78134 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:59:50 GMT Shadow Fight 3’s long-awaited 5th chapter punches its way onto iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dwsst_shadow-fight_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Shadow Fight 3’s long-awaited 5th chapter punches its way onto iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you’re one of the 40 million players that have been following along with <em>Shadow Fight 3’s</em> arse-kicking, episodic story, it’s time to jump back into the fold thanks to the long-awaited release of chapter five. Featuring lots more enemies and three new bosses to take down, the <em>Shadow Fight 3</em> saga continues.<br><br>Set immediately after the events of chapter four, <em>Shadow Fight 3’s</em> fifth chapter sees you deal with the late revelation that Shadow Fight 2’s original protagonist, Shadow, is still alive. He’s secretly been in hiding for many years, and now he’s come back to join the story. Taking place on a mysterious new island, the latest chapter will see you confront the past.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shadow+Fight+3/news.asp?c=78131'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shadow+Fight+3/news.asp?c=78131 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:09:00 GMT You can now play Life is Strange on Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ixtx/2836173-life_is_strange_ep2_junkyard.jpg" width="200" alt="You can now play Life is Strange on Android " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> At long last, <em>Life is Strange</em> has made its way to Android devices, and it even comes with controller support.<em> Life is Strange</em> <a href="/r/iPhone/Life+is+Strange/news.asp?c=76172">made its debut on iOS last December</a>, so Android fans have had to be quite patient.<br><br><p>There are some requirements, however. The game will only run on the Samsung Galaxy S7 or higher, Google Pixel and its more recent incarnations, and the Sony Xperia Z6 on up. You’ll need 2GB of space free, to boot.</p><br><br><em>Life is Strange</em> is a story-driven adventure about high school student and photography enthusiast Max Caulfield, who returns to her hometown in the United States’ pacific northwest to attend the prestigious Blackwell Academy. Max discovers she has mysterious time-bending abilities, and all sorts of drama starts to unravel from there. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Life+is+Strange/news.asp?c=78127'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Life+is+Strange/news.asp?c=78127 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:11:19 GMT Niantic opens up about Pokemon GO's three-strike discipline policy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qijpn/13589015_1232834743395847_330578390_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Niantic opens up about Pokemon GO's three-strike discipline policy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Niantic has posted their three-strike discipline policy on the company blog for all to see. In a new move towards transparency, the <em>Pokemon GO</em> developer walks players through the grounds Niantic has for banning players. <a href="https://www.wired.com/2017/05/pokemon-go-cheaters-shadowban/">The company has had a system in place for banning players in the past</a>, but no one really new for sure how it worked.<br><br>The three-strike system is actually pretty self-explanatory, increasing the level of disciplinary response each time until the offender is banned completely after the third incident. Niantic wants to give people the benefit of the doubt, acknowledging that everyone messes up from time to time. However, depending on the behavior, Niantic may issue an immediate account termination without warning. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78126'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78126 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:06:25 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week: Motorsport Manager 3, Teen Titans Go Figure!, Hags Castle, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pwojb_cn_teentitansgofigure_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week: Motorsport Manager 3, Teen Titans Go Figure!, Hags Castle, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I swear, I'm shocked to see Thursday come around so quickly each week and I'll no doubt be shocked to see if for many months more. But, here we are on new game day, ready to check out what titles have burst from mobile's metaphorical womb and into the world. <br><br>Er, okay, that got a bit weird, but you know where I'm going with this. <br><br>From sports management sims to daft little adventure games, there's a great variety of mobile titles to dig into just in time for the weekend. Let's take a look. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Teen+Titans+GO+Figure%21/news.asp?c=78121'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Teen+Titans+GO+Figure%21/news.asp?c=78121 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:10:49 GMT Pokémon GO cheats and tips - How to use berries and candies in 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qijpn/13589015_1232834743395847_330578390_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokémon GO cheats and tips - How to use berries and candies in 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The more things change, the more things stay the same, and that's definitely true within the realm of Pokémon GO.<br><br>If you haven't logged in in two years, you're going to find everything very familiar, and very different. Gyms and raids, berries and candies, there's loads of familiar, revised, and new mechanics to jump into.<br><br>That's why we've gone over the new aspects of berries and candies in this guide, letting you know how to adapt to the latest changes in Pokémon GO.<br><br><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/feature.asp?c=78118">Make sure to take a look at our guide on Gyms and Raids, too!</a><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/feature.asp?c=78120'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/feature.asp?c=78120 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:58:37 GMT Pokémon GO cheats and tips - Everything you need to know about gyms and raids in 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vokak/ces6hyfwiaizybo.jpg" width="200" alt="Pokémon GO cheats and tips - Everything you need to know about gyms and raids in 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Pokémon GO has changed a lot since its initial launch in the Summer of 2016, and two years on we've been revisiting the game to see how things have changed and evolved in the world of AR monsters.<br><br>As it turns out, it's largely what we remember, but with a few new things to find and discover. If you haven't jumped in yourself in a while, then you might find yourself a bit out of your depth on a few things.<br><br>Not to worry though, as everything you've been wondering about Pokémon GO gyms and raids has been explained in depth right here for you. Aren't we nice?<br><br>For more information you already know,<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/feature.asp?c=70778&srch=pokemon+go"> take a look at our gym guide from 2016.<br><br></a> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/feature.asp?c=78118'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pokemon+GO/feature.asp?c=78118 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:26:48 GMT Find out what’s next for million-selling doomsday sim 60 Seconds <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-jfrvj_2395467_larger_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Find out what’s next for million-selling doomsday sim 60 Seconds" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Here’s the scene: the nukes are about to drop. Life as you know it will be blown eight ways from Sunday, and you have just one minute to rally your family and gather everything you’ll need for the lengthy fallout shelter stay that’s about to fill up your calendar.<br><br>That’s the scenario <em>60 Seconds!</em> pits players against, and the post-apocalyptic fun doesn’t stop there. Once the bombs have detonated, you’re in charge of bunker life and that means making tough decisions. Who goes hungry when the stockpiled soup supply runs low, and should you venture outside to a world now populated by raiders and mutant cockroaches?<br><br>Robot Gentleman’s dark comedy has proved a smash hit on mobile since making the jump from PC and has now sold more than one million copies across all platforms. To mark this milestone, the developer has revealed exciting plans for the post-apocalyptic future ahead. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/60+Seconds/news.asp?c=78104'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/60+Seconds/news.asp?c=78104 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:18:00 GMT