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 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:26:06 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Unique FMV mystery Her Story is currently on sale for 99p / 99c on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tym/herstory-ios-01.jpg" width="200" alt="Unique FMV mystery Her Story is currently on sale for 99p / 99c on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Delve into a mysterious murder in <em>Her Story</em>, the <a href="r/iPad/Her%2BStory/review.asp?c=66033">Gold Award-winning</a> adventure game currently available for its lowest price since launch. You can grab this compelling FMV mystery game for a mere 99p/99c on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/952658953">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MrSamBarlow.HerStoryGame&hl=en">Google Play</a>.<br><br>Presented as a number of files and a video database on a police computer, you need to watch clips from various interviews with a person of interest, gradually understanding the titular tale by typing in keywords to follow clues and uncover secrets.<br><br>This uniquely player-driven approach to solving a mystery impressed us greatly, describing it as a "bold experiment in interactive storytelling, resulting in one of the best detective games ever made" in our review. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Her+Story/news.asp?c=74447'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Her+Story/news.asp?c=74447 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:10:48 GMT 5 reasons why Brawl Stars will be better than Clash Royale <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fwas_1_-_copy_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="5 reasons why Brawl Stars will be better than Clash Royale" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Supercell sent its latest game into soft launch recently. As slick as <em><a href="r/iPhone/Brawl+Stars/news.asp?c=74359">Brawl Stars</a></em> is looking, however, it has some formidably sizeable shoes to fill in <em><a href="r/iPad/Clash+Royale/review.asp?c=69269">Clash Royale</a></em>.<br><br>However, I reckon it has every chance of being the better game. Here's why.<br><br><strong>It's fresher</strong><br><br>When <em>Clash Royale</em> arrived, it set the tone for a whole bunch of me-too copycats. However, it was made up of some familiar elements - we'd already seen several MOBAs and even more CCGs by this point, while the IP was a spinoff from <em>Clash of Clans</em>.<br><br>We haven't seen anything quite like <em>Brawl Stars</em> on mobile before. Not that I can recall at least. Is it a shooter? No, not exactly. Is it a <em>MOBA</em>? Nope, it's not one of those either - though I can see why you might suggest that. This is something new. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Brawl+Stars/feature.asp?c=74446'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Brawl+Stars/feature.asp?c=74446 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:08:28 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of May giveaway - Skullgirls <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wpnzu_skullgirls-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of May giveaway - Skullgirls" 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>Skullgirls<br><br></strong><br><br><em>Skullgirls</em> is yet another 2D fighter that are all the rage right now. That is, except for the fact it's apparently pretty decent. Who'd have thought? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Skullgirls/feature.asp?c=74437'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Skullgirls/feature.asp?c=74437 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT App Army Assemble: Panthera Frontier - How does it compare to Faster Than Light? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ttsoox_panthera-frontier-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Panthera Frontier - How does it compare to Faster Than Light?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="/r/iPad/Panthera+Frontier/review.asp?c=74417">Panthera Frontier</a></em> is basically <em><a href="/r/iPad/FTL%3A+Faster+Than+Light/review.asp?c=58776">Faster Than Light</a></em> with cats. You'll explore a vast universe in a spaceship, selecting the right crew, upgrades, and weapons for the job.<br><br>There's a lot of space combat against enemy ships here and, again, it plays similar to <em>Faster Than Light</em>. Equip weapons and shields and stuff, then attack enemy ships while trying to take less damage.<br><br>But is it as good, or even better, than <em>Faster Than Light</em>? We asked the <a href="/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer/feature.asp?c=65028">App Army</a>, and here's what they had to say.<br><br><strong>Laura Egri<br><br></strong> <br><br>In a galaxy far far away, a troop of lynxes got engaged in deep exploration, completing missions, and helping the creatures of the universe by battling the big bad wolves, pirates, and rebels. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Panthera+Frontier/feature.asp?c=74444'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Panthera+Frontier/feature.asp?c=74444 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:10 GMT Get the chance to summon a Cleric Girl in Fire Emblem: Heroes' upcoming Voting Gauntlet <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vdsz/fire-emblem-heroes.jpg" width="200" alt="Get the chance to summon a Cleric Girl in Fire Emblem: Heroes' upcoming Voting Gauntlet" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If there's one thing Nintendo's pretty good at in the mobile world, it's keeping things fresh with <em>Fire Emblem: Heroes</em>. Lucky us, there's a new Voting Gauntlet and a couple of Summoning Focuses on the way. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">?Voting Gauntlet?Get a chance to summon one of these eight Heroes featured in the upcoming War of the Clerics Voting Gauntlet ? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FEHeroes?src=hash">#FEHeroes</a> <a href="https://t.co/PR9d2S0RYc">pic.twitter.com/PR9d2S0RYc</a></p><br><br>— FEHeroes News (@FEHeroes_News) <a href="https://twitter.com/FEHeroes_News/status/878156593459732481">June 23, 2017</a></blockquote> This time it's all about the Cleric girls as Elise, Sakura, Lachesis, Maria, Priscilla, Clarine, Lissa, and Mist all take centre stage...only, on opposite sides. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=74443'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=74443 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:38:58 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 400 - Sega Forever, The Little Acre <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 400 - Sega Forever, The Little Acre" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> 400 episodes, eh?<br><br>You know when this thing started there was no such thing as an iPad. "Who would want a big phone that can't make calls?" they said.<br><br>And there were right. The iPad fell quickly into obscurity in the summer of 2010, only to be superseded by the Atari HoloPlate, upon whose bioelectric porcelain membranes I now type these very words.<br><br>This week's podcast is brought to you in association with HoloPlate, and features chat about the new Sega Forever program, news on <em>Street Fighter 4: Championship Edition</em> on iOS, and reviews of <em>The Little Acre</em> and the New Nintendo 2DS XL.<br><br><strong>Download episode 400:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep400.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play) <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=74441'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=74441 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:40:18 GMT This War of Mine's latest DLC adds new characters, new locations, and a new ending <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lmjbp/this-war-of-mine-3.jpg" width="200" alt="This War of Mine's latest DLC adds new characters, new locations, and a new ending" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you've played <em>This War of Mine</em>, you'll understand why it's one of the most harrowing and marvelous survival games on the market. As of this week there's been a fairly big update gone live as 11 bit studios adds a new (free) DLC.<br><br>To touch on it quickly, <em>This War of Mine</em> is an utterly brutal survival game inspired by the Bosnian War ('92-'96). Rather than playing as trained soldiers you're surviving as civilians caught in the crossfire. Mechanics, chefs, teachers, journalists, you name it. It's your job to make some difficult, and often immoral, decisions to ensure the survival of your group. <br><br>Two years after the game struck out in the world, this DLC adds new characters, new locations to explore, and a totally new ending which affects the outcome of the game.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/This+War+of+Mine/news.asp?c=74438'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/This+War+of+Mine/news.asp?c=74438 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:08:00 GMT The micro survival game, Mini DayZ, launches on iOS and Android July 3rd <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uxvq_screen_shot_2016-12-21_at_08_47_42_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The micro survival game, Mini DayZ, launches on iOS and Android July 3rd" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Back in <a href="/r/iPad/Mini+Day+Z/news.asp?c=72510">December</a>, the iddy zombie slayer <em>Mini DayZ</em> soft launched in the Netherlands, Canada, and the Philippines. After a fair few months waiting, however, we've finally got a worldwide release date. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hello Survivors,<br><br>Mini DAYZ will be launched globally as a completely free game for iOS and Android on July 3, 2017 - save the date! <a href="https://t.co/qiA1pqX1yI">pic.twitter.com/qiA1pqX1yI</a></p><br><br>— Mini DAYZ (@MINIDAYZGAME) <a href="https://twitter.com/MINIDAYZGAME/status/877160473384419328">June 20, 2017</a></blockquote> <em>Mini DayZ</em> is exactly what you'd expect it to be - DayZ, but mini. Based off of Bohemia Interactive's popular PC survival game, this time around you're playing it on the go and in pixel form.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Mini+Day+Z/news.asp?c=74436'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Mini+Day+Z/news.asp?c=74436 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:23:00 GMT Scale beginner's tips - How to slice your way to a high score <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dcjk/scale_tips_feature.jpg" width="200" alt="Scale beginner's tips - How to slice your way to a high score" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1200921809"><em>Scale</em></a> is an engaging twist on the boundary-building arcade concept best known from classic PC game <em>JezzBall</em>.<br><br>As in <em>JezzBall</em>, your goal in <em>Scale</em> is to repeatedly cut a square arena down to a smaller and smaller area without slicing the wildly bouncing ball trapped within those boundaries.<br><br>While the gameplay is fairly simple, there are certain strategies we've detailed below that can help determine if you walk away with a score of two or twenty. <br><br><strong>Patience is key</strong><br><br>If there's only one skill you prioritise when playing <em>Scale</em>, it should be patience. Although the only way to make progress and earn a higher score is by slicing the screen at just the right moment, <em>Scale</em> is primarily a game about having the patience to actually <em>wait</em> for that moment. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Scale/feature.asp?c=74435'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Scale/feature.asp?c=74435 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:38:14 GMT Sega Forever - 9 Saturn and Dreamcast games we want to see <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rtkkh_sega_forever_-_key_art_1497525896_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Sega Forever - 9 Saturn and Dreamcast games we want to see" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Sega Forever</em> is a <a href="r/iPhone/Sega+Forever/news.asp?c=74410">new initiative</a> from the legendary Japanese publisher that promises to provide a free collection of nearly every SEGA game ever released from every console era. All will be playable on your iOS or Android device.<br><br>Right now there are five games available to download: <em>Sonic The Hedgehog, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Kid Chameleon</em>, and <em>Phantasy Star II</em> - all of which come from Sega's golden Mega Drive period.<br><br>But perhaps the most exciting part of Sega Forever for both Sega and mobile gaming fans is that it will include games from the end of Sega's hardware period. The company has mentioned its last ever console, the Dreamcast, but it's implied that the Saturn will be included too.<br><br>There have been plenty of Mega Drive conversions on mobile over the years, but precious few from this less commercially popular, more technically advanced period. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Sega+Forever/feature.asp?c=74431'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Sega+Forever/feature.asp?c=74431 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT Grab yourself a bargain in these iOS and Android summer sales <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qywx/header.jpg" width="200" alt="Grab yourself a bargain in these iOS and Android summer sales" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With the Steam Summer Sale only hours away, it's about right that mobile should get in on the action, right? Grab yourself a tidy deal in the following price hacks. <br><br><strong>Sales currently live on iOS:</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Kingdom: New Lands [<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1118513354">£2.99/$2.99</a>]</li><br><br><li>Ys Chronicles 1 [<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/923772792">99p/99c</a>]</li><br><br><li>Sentinels of the Multiverse [<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/923772792">£1.99/$1.99</a>]</li><br><br><li>Anodyne Mobile [<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/655470654">£1.99/$1.99</a>]</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/App+Store/feature.asp?c=74430'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/App+Store/feature.asp?c=74430 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:17:00 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - June 22 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vwleh_monkeytitle_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - June 22" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome back to our weekly feature rounding up the newest games on the App Store and Google Play Store.<br><br>The most interesting mobile game news of the week turns out to be about a bunch of old console games. Sega just launched its Sega Forever subscription service, providing a Netflix-like experience for its console classics.<br><br>There's some other interesting stuff out too, even if retro console games aren't your thing.<br><br>Have you been playing anything else new this week? Do share with the rest of us in the comments below.<br><br><strong>Altered Beast</strong><br><br>By Sega - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/altered-beast/id407812054?mt=8">download on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.alteredbeast&hl=en">download on Android<br><br></a><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=74427'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=74427 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 GMT Review: Run or Die review - A hard endless runner which never pretends to be anything else <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nrq_19457643_10154826811493175_845657364_o_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Run or Die review - A hard endless runner which never pretends to be anything else" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Run or Die</em> is the type of game that puts you through a rollercoaster of emotions. Not the 'will they, won't they' sort, more like a love / hate relationship of epic proportions.<br><br>But here's the thing about those kind of relationships - they're horrendously endearing and addictive. <br><br><strong>Run, boy, run</strong><br><br>After completing the tutorial (highly recommend for first-timers), the basic concept is that you're using a somewhat dodgy R.O.D suit which, aside from running forever and looking awesome, allows you to use five special abilities. <br><br>The key here is that you've got to make it across a series of 170 hand-crafted maps - which interchange when you die - to save your ol' pal Flow from the Lab. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Run+or+Die/review.asp?c=74418'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Run+or+Die/review.asp?c=74418 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:00:00 GMT All 18 games from the Big Indie Pitch at E3 2017 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xdcvjp/bigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="All 18 games from the Big Indie Pitch at E3 2017" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Big Indie Pitch in Los Angeles was yet another exciting event as developers from all over the place came together to show off their games (and maybe win one of the big prizes).<br><br>For those who don't know, the Big Indie Pitch is an event run by us for smaller developers to show off their upcoming wares to a panel of eager and knowledgeable judges. <br><br>Though you can find information about the grand winner, <a href="/r/iPhone/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=74336"><em>Squeelings</em></a>, and the runners up <a href="/r/iPad/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=74340"><em>Hamsterdam</em></a> and <a href="/r/iPhone/Big+Indie+Pitch/news.asp?c=74341"><em>Sarasa</em></a> in separate article, check out all 18 entrants below.<br><br><strong>Duck n' Dodge</strong><br><br>By: Grenade Tree Games <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=74358'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=74358 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:40:00 GMT Shot Online Golf is coming to mobile – and you can test it <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ytchpck_shot_online_golf_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Shot Online Golf is coming to mobile – and you can test it" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Shot Online</em> is a golf game first developed by Webzen Onnet for PC. A real-time MMO, it allows you to tee off with competitors around the world whilst developing your skills and gaining that coveted pro status. There are RPG elements, too, with quests, upgrades and trading to transform you into a golfing master fit for the Masters.<br><br>This year, Webzen is bringing the putting action to the mobile platform - and you can help out by joining the closed beta. Limited to players who register for early access, testers can download the game online and get a feel for the courses until the 28th of June. Players will receive in-game rewards for completing holes and logging in daily, but most importantly you’ll be able to give the Webzen team your honest feedback ahead of the full release.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shot+Online+Golf%3A+World+Championship/news.asp?c=74421'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Shot+Online+Golf%3A+World+Championship/news.asp?c=74421 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:21:37 GMT