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, 21 Aug 2017 18:51:12 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - The House of Da Vinci <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-sirnhv_the-house-of-da-vinci-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - The House of Da Vinci" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of the month again, when <em>Pocket Gamer</em> gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>.<br><br>For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy">Facebook</a>.<br><br>That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.<br><br><strong>The House of Da Vinci<br><br></strong><br><br><em>The House of Da Vinci</em> is a puzzler cut from the same cloth as <em>The Room </em>franchise. You'll explore a beautiful 3D location solving puzzles. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+House+of+Da+Vinci/feature.asp?c=75009'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/The+House+of+Da+Vinci/feature.asp?c=75009 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT Fancy being Clash of Clans' next Builder? Supercell wants to hear from you <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-czjn/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Fancy being Clash of Clans' next Builder? Supercell wants to hear from you" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With the Builder off living his life, touring the world, and getting up to all sorts of mischief it's about time to find someone to fill his shoes. Evidently, Supercell wants them to come forward. <br><br><blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><br><br>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=75057'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Clash+of+Clans/news.asp?c=75057 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:50:00 GMT The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - August 21 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xfxgn_tson_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The best deals of the week in handheld and mobile - August 21" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome to our weekly round-up of the best deals in pocket gaming. As ever, we've got some bargain picks for you that will be difficult to resist.<br><br>It works like this: each week we bring the best deals in handheld gaming, predominantly covering the latest discounts for iOS and Android gamers.<br><br>We also cover a few deals on smartphones themselves, as well as a selection of handheld offers. Basically if it's portable and cheap, we're looking out for it.<br><br><strong>iOS games<br><br></strong><br><br>If you fancy a 3D racer that will show off your iPhone's power, <em>Riptide GP: Renegade</em> is a good bet. Otherwise there's a deeply adventurous tinge to this week's selection.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Riptide GP: Renegade for 99p (was £2.99) - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/riptide-gp-renegade/id1090577736?mt=8">buy</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=75055'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/iPhone%2C+iPad%2C+and+Android+game+sales/feature.asp?c=75055 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:33:55 GMT Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition delayed on iOS until later this week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-glggryq_untitled_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition delayed on iOS until later this week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> For all of you lovely Shadow Fight fans, there's been good news and bad news sprung up over the weekend. The good news: <em>Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition</em> launched on Android last week. The bad news: iOS-users still have to wait a few days to get their hands on it. <br><br>Earlier this month Nekki revealed that they were bringing <em>Shadow Fight 2</em> back in a big way as the game's <em>Special Edition</em> would be a premium title. Unfortunately, it was announced on the team's <a href="https://twitter.com/ShadowFight_3/status/898626187752161280">Twitter</a> page over the weekend that we'd have to wait a little longer to get our hands on it on iOS. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shadow+Fight+2/news.asp?c=75054'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shadow+Fight+2/news.asp?c=75054 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:10:06 GMT The 3 best card games for mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iidwbf/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-3.jpg" width="200" alt="The 3 best card games for mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In this chunk of our round-up of the best board games on mobile, we're going to have a quick look at a pretty broad category – namely, card games.<br><br>There are loads of card games available on mobile, so figuring out which is the one for you can be a bit daunting. But trust us when we say that there's very little chance of you going wrong if you pick from one of these.<br><br><strong><a href="/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/review.asp?c=59047">Hearthstone</a></strong> - download on <a href="https://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/625257520">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blizzard.wtcg.hearthstone">Android<br><br></a><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=75053'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=75053 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:37:37 GMT Asmodee Digital brings Zombicide, Scythe, Terraforming Mars, and more to digital platforms <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mbre/486.jpg" width="200" alt="Asmodee Digital brings Zombicide, Scythe, Terraforming Mars, and more to digital platforms" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Over the weekend, and just in time for Gen Con in Indianapolis, the popular digital board game developer/publisher Asmodee Digital announced that they've got a bunch of titles on the way. <br><br>Having published such digital renditions of <em>Pathfinder</em>, <em>Potion Explosion</em>, <em>Mysterium</em>, <em>Onirim</em>, and more, let's take a look at what else is coming. <br><br><strong>Coming soon:</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li><em>Ticket to Ride: First Journey</em> - Introduces <em>Ticket to Ride</em> to a younger audience.<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Steam, Mac, iOS, Android.</li><br><br><li>Release: Q3 2017.</li><br><br></ul><br><br></li><br><br><li><em>Carcassonne</em> - Tile-matching game, includes solo vs. AI, pass-and-play, and online multiplayer modes.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Asmodee+News/news.asp?c=75051'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Asmodee+News/news.asp?c=75051 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:25:10 GMT Data Wing is a minimalist arcade racer out now for iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zemg/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Data Wing is a minimalist arcade racer out now for iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As a titular triangle, you race through cyber raceways in <em>Data Wing</em>, shaving seconds off lap times and drifting around corners in this stylish arcade game for iOS and Android.<br><br>Working for suspicious AI "Mother", your Data Wing ferries information through a computer system, each of the game's forty levels present a unique challenge, be it beating lap times, completing circuits, evading hazards, and overcoming unique track obstacles such as heavy gravity.<br><br>While your only controls are turning left and right, and braking, timing and positioning is crucial in complete challenges, since skimming the walls boosts your speed; this mechanic encourages you to race with deft precision, finding racing lines that let you hug the walls to accelerate. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Data+Wing/news.asp?c=75050'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Data+Wing/news.asp?c=75050 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:28:31 GMT Best new iOS and Android games of the week: August 20 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fqer_technobabylon-title_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games of the week: August 20" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What's fresh in the world of mobile gaming? Good question. Come this way and we'll attempt to answer it.<br><br>Each week we like to run through the mobile games we've been enjoying the most over the past seven days. This week we've got an epic sci-fi adventure, a slick PvP shooter, a jolly cooking sim and more.<br><br>Have you been playing anything different this past week? Let us know in the comments below.<br><br><a href="r/iPad/War+Wings/review.asp?c=75041"><strong>War Wings</strong></a><br><br>By Miniclip - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/war-wings/id1050092160?mt=8">download on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tencent.warwings2&hl=en">download on Android<br><br></a><br><br>This slick and entertaining multiplayer dogfighting sim has you swooping around in various propeller-driven planes, taking out your fellow pilots. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=75047'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=75047 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:30:00 GMT Hot Five: Zlatan gets legendary, Fire Emblems Heroes bags The Sacred Stones, and Iron Marines gets a release date <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lfvtkv/screen520x924__2__34_.jpeg" width="200" alt="Hot Five: Zlatan gets legendary, Fire Emblems Heroes bags The Sacred Stones, and Iron Marines gets a release date" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hello once again, lovely ladies and gents, it's time for this week's ROASTING Hot Five.<br><br>Despite it being a bit of a quiet one in terms of news, we've still had some pretty awesome stuff to talk about. Let's just go wild, bypass all of the space-filler, and dive into it. <br><br><strong>Zlatan Legends launches like a legend</strong><br><br><a href="/r/iPhone/Zlatan+Legends/news.asp?c=75026">A few weeks</a> back I told you that Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic was building a new mobile sports game with his co-owned company, ISBIT Games. Earlier this week, the game actually dropped on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1116965027">App Store</a> and it...wasn't quite what we were expecting. It's got a football element, or 'driftball' in this case, but it's also a racer which is kind-of weird but cool.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=75048'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hot+Five/feature.asp?c=75048 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:44:09 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - Fighting Fantasy Legends <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-sqyjrt_fighting-fantasy-legends-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of July giveaway - Fighting Fantasy Legends" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's that time of the month again, when <em>Pocket Gamer</em> gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our wonderful community, the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>.<br><br>For those unaware, that's our diehard band of mobile gaming enthusiasts. In exchange for their critical thoughts, we give them codes for unreleased games on a weekly basis and you can join in the fun by simply signing up on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy">Facebook</a>.<br><br>That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.<br><br><strong><br><br>Fighting Fantasy Legends<br><br></strong><em><a href="/r/iPad/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/review.asp?c=74821">Fighting Fantasy Legends</a></em> is the ultimate game for fans of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone. It's a boardgame-inspired RPG inspired by several of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/feature.asp?c=75008'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/feature.asp?c=75008 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:00:00 GMT The 3 best console game tie-in board games for mobile <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-cunfd_unnamed_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The 3 best console game tie-in board games for mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In this part of our guide to the best board games on mobile, I thought I'd take a look at some games whose license you're already going to be familiar with.<br><br>Often it's things like that that get people into board games, picking up something with a name they recognise. And there are some pretty big names here.<br><br><strong><a href="/r/iPad/Hitman+GO/review.asp?c=58992">Hitman GO</a></strong> - buy for <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/731645633">iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareenixmontreal.hitmango">Android</a><br><br>The other games in the <em>GO</em> series from Square Enix might be a bit better than this original, but this one is closer to the board game that inspired them all. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hitman+GO/feature.asp?c=75043'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Hitman+GO/feature.asp?c=75043 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:39:50 GMT The popular fighting game Tekken is coming to iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xqjq/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The popular fighting game Tekken is coming to iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you spent a chunk of the 90s digging into fighting games, you'll have heard of <em>Tekken</em>. Lucky us, the classic fighter will be launching on mobile sometime soon. <br><br>Earlier this week Bandai Namco released a trailer announcing that they'd be bringing the iconic PvP fighter back into play. The 47-second trailer covers a lot of ground as we see some classic fighters and some exciting stages, but not everyone's happy to see it on the way judging by the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNm1h7mdE5g">YouTube</a> comments and like/dislike ratio. <br><br>Apparently there'll be over 100 characters to collect, over 20 unique special moves for each character, and multiple modes including Dojo Challenge and Story Mode.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Tekken/news.asp?c=75042'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Tekken/news.asp?c=75042 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:35:11 GMT Iron Marines Android pre-registrations now open <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zbtkz_icon__1__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Iron Marines Android pre-registrations now open" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier <a href="/r/Android/Iron+Marines/news.asp?c=74994">this week</a> we finally got news that <em>Iron Marines</em> will be coming to mobile next month, and today Android-users can pre-register for the game. <br><br><em>Iron Marines</em> is a hugely anticipated game from the folks who brought you <em>Kingdom Rush</em>. It may have the same art style, but this time we're fighting an interplanetary war and battling with and against a bunch of angry alien folk. Check out the article linked above for more information. <br><br>As was earlier stated, Android <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ironhidegames.android.ironmarines">pre-registrations</a> have gone live. From what I can tell there's no pre-registration bonus but you will be notified the moment the game goes live.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Iron+Marines/news.asp?c=75040'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Iron+Marines/news.asp?c=75040 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:15:00 GMT Review: Meshi Quest: Five-star Kitchen review - A frantic and entertaining cooking sim <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-davqfh_meshi-quest-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Meshi Quest: Five-star Kitchen review - A frantic and entertaining cooking sim" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I never knew that running a sushi restaurant could be so stressful. It's a juggling act of almost epic proportions, involving no less than five different things you need to keep an eye on.<br><br>It's a good job that <em>Meshi Quest: Five-star Kitchen</em> somehow manages to make the whole experience so damn entertaining.<br><br>This is the kind of frantic game of taps and swipes that mixes its theme and its mechanics brilliantly. Yeah, it's just another cooking game, but it's a really, really good one.<br><br><strong>Order up</strong><br><br>The game sees you combining ingredients and chucking them at your customers as quickly as you can. It's standard restaurant play.<br><br>The customer says what they want, and then a timer pops up next to them. It starts rainbow hued, before moving through green, yellow, and red.<br><br>Serve them quickly and you'll get a decent tip. Take too long and they'll get grumpy. People need their food and drink, and if your squodgy hands are standing in the way of that, they're not going to thank you for it. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Meshi+Quest%3A+Five%2DStar+Kitchen/review.asp?c=75039'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Meshi+Quest%3A+Five%2DStar+Kitchen/review.asp?c=75039 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:11:50 GMT Card-stacking Miracle Merchant could have been a Spongebob Krabby Patty builder <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-jgjec_miracle-merchant-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Card-stacking Miracle Merchant could have been a Spongebob Krabby Patty builder" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've all come to love TinyTouchTale's gorgeous aesthetic, but did you know that the dev's latest game, <em>Miracle Merchant</em>, was originally something more culinary?<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FunFact?src=hash">#FunFact</a> I designed <a href="https://twitter.com/miraclemerchant">@miraclemerchant</a> as a pitch for Nickelodeon after <a href="https://twitter.com/cardcrawl">@cardcrawl</a> was released. They weren't interested. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gamedev?src=hash">#gamedev</a> <a href="https://t.co/dhyacJ8t39">pic.twitter.com/dhyacJ8t39</a></p><br><br>— TiNYTOUCHTALES (@tinytouchtales) <a href="https://twitter.com/tinytouchtales/status/898204157198426112">August 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <em><a href="/r/iPad/Miracle+Merchant/review.asp?c=74878">Miracle Merchant</a></em>, if you haven't had the pleasure yet, is a <em>Solitaire</em>-style game where you've got to stack ingredients to make potions for customers. The mechanic may be quite similar to <em>Card Crawl </em>and <em>Card Thief</em>, but it's put a nice twist on it.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Miracle+Merchant/news.asp?c=75038'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Miracle+Merchant/news.asp?c=75038 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:36:00 GMT