Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (iPad) 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 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:31:03 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Classic iOS tower defense Fieldrunners goes on sale for free <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cnfm/fieldrunners-psp_5.jpg" width="200" alt="Classic iOS tower defense Fieldrunners goes on sale for free" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Fieldrunners</em> came to mobile in 2008, launching one of the more popular tower defense series on iOS. The laser turrets and helmeted waves are currently available for free for a limited time, in Fieldrunners' first since in five years.<br><br>While enemy hordes and overwhelming firepower had always been a staple of the genre, <em>Fieldrunners</em> focused on another strategic layer: crafting your own route, letting you create deadly choke points and funnels by choosing where to play turrets.<br><br>Along with the price drop, the game was also updated with 64-bit support, so you'll be able to enjoy <em>Fieldrunners</em> for the foreseeable future<br><br>You can find our Bronze Award review of <em>Fieldrunners</em> <a href="r/iPhone/Fieldrunners+(iPhone)/review.asp?c=9945">here</a>, and download the game on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/364204209">iPad</a> and <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/292421271">iPhone</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fieldrunners/news.asp?c=73815'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fieldrunners/news.asp?c=73815 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:15:16 GMT Best new iOS and Android games of the week: April 30 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fgumflqz_binary-title_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games of the week: April 30" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Are you after a round-up of the best and most interesting games to have hit the App Store and Google Play Store over the past seven days? You are? Well then, you're in luck.<br><br>It's not a classic week by any means, but there's plenty of fun to be had provided you're not looking for anything with masses of depth.<br><br>Have you been playing anything different this week? Let us know in the comments below.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/Binary+Dash/review.asp?c=73786"><strong>Binary Dash</strong></a><br><br>By Star Garden Games - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/binary-dash/id1179572281?mt=8">download on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stargardengames.BinaryDash&hl=en">download on Android<br><br></a><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Game+of+the+Week/feature.asp?c=73811'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Game+of+the+Week/feature.asp?c=73811 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 12:30:00 GMT Relaxing board game Tokaido receives its first sale <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vesp/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Relaxing board game Tokaido receives its first sale" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Rather than warfare or expansion, <em><a href="r/iPad/Tokaido/news.asp?c=73813">Tokaido</a></em> is a board game with different atmosphere, focused on the thrills of exploration and discovery, and it's currently discounted to £3.99 / $3.99 on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1215230801">iPad and iPhone</a>.<br><br>The player with the most interesting journey is the victor in <em>Tokaido</em>; this means attempting the most diverse and varied trip through ancient Japan, perhaps becoming a ronin or spy, or reaching famous landmarks, trying exotic meals, meeting intriguing individuals, among other possibilities.<br><br>Alone or with friends, on a single device or online, <em>Tokaido</em> offers a different take on the board game; you can purchase the discounted game <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1215230801">here</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Tokaido/news.asp?c=73813'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Tokaido/news.asp?c=73813 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:05:00 GMT Classic board game Carcassone receives its largest discount yet <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-oln/iPhone_Screenshot_5.jpg" width="200" alt="Classic board game Carcassone receives its largest discount yet" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Released in 2010, <em>Carcassone</em> quickly became of the premier titles in the ever-growing digital board game genre. Now the game has dropped to its lowest price since launch, currently £4.99 / $4.99 on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/375295479">App Store</a>.<br><br>The medieval management game challenges you to build the landscape tile-by-tile, gaining followers and land as you compete against friends or the AI. A number of paid expansions introduced new mechanics and strategies to the core game over the years, ranging from Rivers and Inns & Cathedrals to Traders & Builders.<br><br>You can check out review of <em>Carcassone</em> <a href="r/iPhone/Carcassonne/review.asp?c=21309">here</a>, and purchase the game on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/375295479">iPad and iPhone</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Carcassonne/news.asp?c=73812'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Carcassonne/news.asp?c=73812 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:44:00 GMT Endless shooter Missileman drops to 99p / 99c in first sale <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-llnly/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Endless shooter Missileman drops to 99p / 99c in first sale" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Missileman/news.asp?c=73810'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Missileman/news.asp?c=73810 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 04:48:10 GMT App Army Assemble: Under Leaves - A rather relaxing hidden object game <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kuqmo_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Under Leaves - A rather relaxing hidden object game" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Under Leaves</em> has an absolutely stunning aesthetic with hand-drawn, watercolour artwork. <br><br>In this hidden object game, you've got to travel through six different areas and discover 21 different animals, each of whom would like you to perform other tasks before you move on. <br><br>Whilst it may look great on the outside, the real worth lies in how the game actually plays. So, what did our App Army think of it? Let's take a look. <br><br><strong>Tracie Bee</strong><br><br>This game is addictive! Rather challenging too as what you need to find each level are so subtle. One thing I think the developer can improve on is the map, and what the next level is. The slight movement of the area you're on isn't as obvious, and could be improved to help others with sight impairments. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Under+Leaves/feature.asp?c=73807'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Under+Leaves/feature.asp?c=73807 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:06:03 GMT A Snake's Tale, a curious puzzler about maneuvering snakes around a board, heads to iOS and Android next week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-aklgqdwi_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A Snake's Tale, a curious puzzler about maneuvering snakes around a board, heads to iOS and Android next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Like solving puzzles in cramped environments and/or slippery snakes? You may want to keep an eye on <em>A Snake's Tale</em>, launching next week on iOS and Android.<br><br><em>A Snake's Tale</em> is a minimal puzzler where you've got to help a little snake make its way through a cramped level to get to the hole. You start off just having to move a snake or two out of the way, but quickly the levels will incorporate others elements like button-pressing. <br><br>With 80+ puzzles to solve and five different environments to get through, there could be a good challenge here. Don't forget, you've got to keep an eye on your tiny, slithery snake body. <br><br>Check out the trailer above to better understand the game. The puzzler will arrive on mobile and tablets next Tuesday, May 2nd, for £2.99/$2.99.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/A+Snake%27s+Tale/news.asp?c=73804'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/A+Snake%27s+Tale/news.asp?c=73804 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:56:00 GMT Dungeon Rushers gets a Never-ending Tower mini-expansion and drops in price for the first time <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vwonz/header.jpg" width="200" alt="Dungeon Rushers gets a Never-ending Tower mini-expansion and drops in price for the first time" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a while since we've touched on <em>Dungeon Rushers</em> but it looks like the game has two things to note this week: it got an update, and it's on sale for the first time.<br><br><em>Dungeon Rushers</em> is a tactical 2D RPG that we at Pocket Gamer rather fancied - so much so that it earned a very respectable Gold Award <a href="/r/iPhone/Dungeon+Rushers/review.asp?c=73140">in its review</a>. <br><br>What's new about the game is that it's now got a free mini-expansion: Never-ending Tower. Here, you can play endless, procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the leader-board. However it can only be unlocked once you've completed the first zone of the main game.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Dungeon+Rushers/news.asp?c=73803'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Dungeon+Rushers/news.asp?c=73803 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:46:00 GMT Match neon figures in the arcade game Neogen Beatz, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vxkd/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Match neon figures in the arcade game Neogen Beatz, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're all about neon lights and games with a beat, <em>Neogen Beatz</em> might be something you'll enjoy, and it's out now on iOS and Android. <br><br>Neogen Beatz is an arcade game which lets you implement your own music into the gameplay. By choosing your favourite tracks, the music allegedly pulses through the background while you play. <br><br>The basic idea is to match the neon figures with their coloured counterparts at the other side of the level. This could be running from bottom to top, or it could totally reverse depending on the mode type. The higher your score, the better your chances at unlocking the six modes. <br><br>Grab the game free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1146135154">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.armnomads.Neogen">Google Play</a> now.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Neogen+Beatz/news.asp?c=73802'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Neogen+Beatz/news.asp?c=73802 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:14:07 GMT Review: Pengy Has a Dream review - a neat platformer with a unique mechanic <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zfbe/18175605_10154651935098175_1904427304_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Pengy Has a Dream review - a neat platformer with a unique mechanic" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Do you ever wonder if penguins think about why they can't fly and whether they'd want to?<br><br>The aptly-named <em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> touches on just that. Pengy can't fly, but he really, really wants to. <br><br>It's that innocence and simplicity that carries well in this case. Alongside clean animations, fairly fluid performance, and a simple but effective mechanic, it's a fun little game in small bursts.<br><br><strong>Think of a wonderful thought</strong><br><br>After having a chat with his bird friend, Wingy, all Pengy wants to do is travel the world. One night the Polar Spirit finds him, saying how moved it was by Pengy's dream and agrees to help him to fly. <br><br>Obviously Penguins can't fly, but they can slide like slippery ol' bobsleighs. And that's where you come in. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/review.asp?c=73795'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/review.asp?c=73795 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:49:11 GMT Help a penguin fly in Pengy Has a Dream, out now for iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gfokq/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Help a penguin fly in Pengy Has a Dream, out now for iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You'll believe what I say when penguins fly? Well, you best believe it, buddy, 'cos <em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> has flown out on the App Store. <br><br><em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> starts off exactly as you're think it would. After listening to his bird-friend talk about his adventures, all Pengy wants to do is travel. After the Polar Spirit is moved my Pengy's desires, it helps him achieve his dream - by drawing lines of ice for him to slide on. <br><br>The aim of the game here is just to keep your penguin friend 'flying' for as long as possible. If he happens to fall, or if you run out of ice, he'll end up in the snow and you'll have to start again.<br><br>Grab the charming adventure for £2.99/$2.99 on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1184347124">App Store</a> now, and stay tuned for its review. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/news.asp?c=73800'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/news.asp?c=73800 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:10:34 GMT Fire Emblem: Heroes stream reveals new Grand Hero Battle, Voting Gauntlet, in-game events, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-squbv/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Fire Emblem: Heroes stream reveals new Grand Hero Battle, Voting Gauntlet, in-game events, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="/r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73789">Yesterday</a> you'll probably have read the fact that Nintendo had some <em>Fire Emblem: Heroes</em> news to spill in a 10-minute presentation. Just to keep you in the loop, here's what it was about. <br><br>As I'd previously predicted, the entirety of the presentation was in Japanese (which I don't speak very well), but thankfully an English record of events came about earlier today. <br><br>To keep it short and simple there were about five points that came up. <br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>Xander's Grand Hero Battle</strong><br><br><ul> <br><br><li>The Nohrian Prince will be arriving on May 2nd.</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73799'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73799 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:50:28 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - April 28 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mubd/besttitle.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - April 28" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome to our weekly round-up of the latest game releases to hit the App Store and Google Play Store.<br><br>Not all of what follows will be brilliant. Some of it might be flat out rotten. But all of these new games have piqued our interest in one way or another.<br><br>We'll be running through some of the better games of the week in a few day's time. For now, here's what's new.<br><br><strong>Die With Glory </strong><br><br>By Cloud Castle - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/die-with-glory/id1173444739?mt=8">buy on iOS<br><br></a><br><br><em>Die With Glory</em> is a really gorgeous-looking adventure game in which you have to help Sigurd the viking warrior find his way to Valhalla.<br><br><strong>Cosmo Race</strong><br><br>By Nanoo Company - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cosmo-race/id1180971527?mt=8">download on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nanoo.cosmoracer">download on Android <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=73794'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=73794 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:30:00 GMT Missile Cards will combine missile defense and Solitaire when it arrives on iOS this year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-csxug/card3.jpg" width="200" alt="Missile Cards will combine missile defense and Solitaire when it arrives on iOS this year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Reminiscent of how games like <em>Card Crawl</em> and <em>Card Thief</em> translated different genres to deck-based style, <em>Missile Cards</em> imagines hectic <em>Missile Command</em>-style action in terms of Solitaire, card synergy, and deck building.<br><br>Protecting the Earth in <em>Missile Cards</em> is as easy as using the best card at the right time, each one representing the tools of your arsenal. Missiles, lasers, shields, and repair drones are just some of the weapons in your deck, as you draw and play cards in turn-based fashion.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Missile+Cards/news.asp?c=73797'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Missile+Cards/news.asp?c=73797 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:58:35 GMT Quantum Revenge gets discounted to 99p / 99c in first sale <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ccvw/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Quantum Revenge gets discounted to 99p / 99c in first sale" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Released earlier this month, <em>Quantum Revenge</em> is a bullet shmup that puts you behind the controls of powerful mechs, and it's currently on sale for its lowest price yet on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1066347510">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realtechvr.qrevenge">Google Play</a>.<br><br>Choosing between differents, weapons, and special attacks, you wage cosmic warfare against invading aliens, dodging their attacks while destroying waves of enemies with a varied arsenal.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/Quantum+Revenge/review.asp?c=73546">Our review</a> described a game with decent ideas and gameplay, with systems and design issues that hampered the shmup action. If you're in desperate need for a new mobile shooter, you can purchase <em>Quantum Revenge</em> on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1066347510">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realtechvr.qrevenge">Android</a> devices. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Quantum+Revenge/news.asp?c=73796'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Quantum+Revenge/news.asp?c=73796 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:19:15 GMT