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 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:19:52 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Best iOS and Android sales this week - Pocket RPG, JYDGE, Isoland 2, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xbqd_untitled_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Best iOS and Android sales this week - Pocket RPG, JYDGE, Isoland 2, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Monday, one and all. As I'm sure you've copped on by now Mondays are a joyful time filled with coffee, distant thoughts of the coming weekend, and sales. Lots of glorious, shiny sales. <br><br>After all, when money's a bit tight and you see a game you've not had the chance to play yet at a fraction of the cost, it's madness not to pick something up.<br><br>Whether you're after an epic tower defence game, a curious point and click puzzler, an unmissable shooter, or more, take a look to see if something catches your fancy. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Bloons+Supermonkey+2/news.asp?c=78440'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Bloons+Supermonkey+2/news.asp?c=78440 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:19:36 GMT Review: Pilot Perils review - A charming if repetitive flier <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmtqr/pilot-perils-title.jpg" width="200" alt="Pilot Perils review - A charming if repetitive flier" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There are lots of games that have you tapping the screen to guide an avatar through twisty, hazard-strewn worlds. Too many to mention, in fact.<br><br>What matters in distinguishing them is the nature of those worlds and the precise mechanics of moving through them.<br><br>Or to put it another way, it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.<br><br><strong>Steampunk rocker</strong><br><br>Pilot Perils does its familiar thing with a fair amount of distinctive style. You're guiding a cute little steampunk pilot through a fantasy world filled with rusty spikes and crashing boulders.<br><br>The control system takes a few moments to master. holding left or right on the screen propels you in that direction, but in order to gain height you'll need to hold both sides together.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pilot+Perils/review.asp?c=78439'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pilot+Perils/review.asp?c=78439 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:54:50 GMT Legend of Solgard, Armed Heist, and the best battle royale games - Here's what you might have missed on AppSpy last week <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rplpua/gxvvt4to.jpg" width="200" alt="Legend of Solgard, Armed Heist, and the best battle royale games - Here's what you might have missed on AppSpy last week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You may or may not already know this, but Pocket Gamer has <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJKOvdk-nVzDAFR_9MF64sw">its own dedicated YouTube channel called AppSpy</a>. You did? Oh, lovely! Have a great day!<br><br>But if you didn't, you may have missed the gorgeous array of content from last week, covering all the latest games, offering tips, and putting together lists of the best mobile games you can get your hands on.<br><br>Last week saw video man James taking a look at OLDTV, Legend of Solgard, and Armed Heist, as well as offering up tips for King & Assassins and a list of the five best battle royale games.<br><br>Want to know more? Just hit the link below to see each of the videos. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/AppSpy/feature.asp?c=78437'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/AppSpy/feature.asp?c=78437 Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:54:28 GMT Harry's hot takes: 5 things to expect from Gamescom 2018 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-dtol/gamescom_2009.jpg" width="200" alt="Harry's hot takes: 5 things to expect from Gamescom 2018" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Gamescom is happening next week. If you don't know what Gamescom is, it's basically several large hangar-sized building filled with videogames, swag, shouting, bright lights, and sweat.<br><br>Every year other, lesser sites, create lists that ponder as to what might happen over the course of Gamescom week. These lists are called predictions, and more often than not they're utterly incorrect.<br><br>The reason they're incorrect is that they lack the necessary heat profile to reach truth. They are cold takes, tepid at best, and so they are doomed to fail before they have even reached true maturity.<br><br>These takes though, the takes I'm hurling at you right now, are hotter than the core of the sun. They're so hot you need to wear protective clothing to just enter the same room as them. Here are my predictions for what's going to happen at Gamescom this year. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Gamescom+2018/feature.asp?c=78428'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Gamescom+2018/feature.asp?c=78428 Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:00:00 GMT Pop Bloons in the Land of Ooo when Bloons Adventure Time TD hits iOS and Android this month <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ddgwt/bloons.jpg" width="200" alt="Pop Bloons in the Land of Ooo when Bloons Adventure Time TD hits iOS and Android this month" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you love Bloons and Adventure Time, well you're just going to have a field day with this. It was announced today that Cartoon Network and Ninja Kiwi have partnered up to bring Bloons Adventure Time TD to mobile later this month.<br><br>This is a crossover experience you won't want to miss as those pesky Bloons invade the Land of Ooo. The monkeys need to team up with Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, and more to save the kingdom. <br><br>Featuring the real voice cast of Adventure Time, there are over 15 adventures and 50 maps to get through with more than 200 weapons and 30 Bloon-shredding powers at your disposal. This tower defence game also offers up 50 allies, a few new monkey heroes, an original story, and more.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Bloons+Adventure+Time+TD/news.asp?c=78431'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Bloons+Adventure+Time+TD/news.asp?c=78431 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:26:24 GMT Review: A Way to Slay review - A hack and slash game with a smart puzzling twist <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-mqxove_a-way-to-slay-ios-review-screenshot-an-early-hit_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A Way to Slay review - A hack and slash game with a smart puzzling twist" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Have you ever wondered how the lone hero in all those films manages to take down a whole bunch of assailants without getting fatally wounded? Me too, which is why A Way to Slay is such an interesting proposition.<br><br>It mixes together a puzzler and an action game, slathers the whole thing in thick red blood, and finishes it off with some of the most pleasing, and brutal, murdering animations you're going to have seen in a long time.<br><br>It's not without its problems, but when it's getting things right it offers up a unique, tactical, time-chasing experience that's full to the brim with swords and slaughter.<br><br><strong>Hack the planet</strong><br><br>You're playing as a warrior facing seemingly insurmountable odds. It's up to you to mount those odds. Essentially, every turn you need to choose which of your assailants you're going to kill. Double tap on them and you'll execute your attack. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/A+Way+to+Slay/review.asp?c=78430'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/A+Way+to+Slay/review.asp?c=78430 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:24:18 GMT Next week on Twitch there's going to be a Pandemic, and not just because James is so hench <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kvjv/pandemic-ipad-01.jpg" width="200" alt="Next week on Twitch there's going to be a Pandemic, and not just because James is so hench" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The weekend is almost upon us, but here at TableTap we've got our eyes firmly fixed on the future. To be precise, we've got our eyes firmly fixed on Tuesday, when we're taking to the Twitch airwaves once more to stream Pandemic.<br><br>Never heard of Pandemic? Well, it's a digital board game adaptation that sees you trying to stop the spread of some deadly viruses.<br><br>You can play on your own, you can play cooperatively with friends, but the end goal is the same - try not to let the population of the world perish.<br><br>We reviewed the game when it first came out and gave it a shiny Silver Award. Our reviewer described it as "a tense and tricky strategy game that's surprisingly well suited to solo play." <a href="/r/iPad/Pandemic%3A+The+Board+Game/review.asp?c=54342">Click here and you can read the review in its entirety</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pandemic%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78429'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pandemic%3A+The+Board+Game/news.asp?c=78429 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:16:02 GMT Fortnite heads up our 5 best battle royale games video feature <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rlrvmz/fortnitevideothumbnail2018.jpg" width="200" alt="Fortnite heads up our 5 best battle royale games video feature" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>PUBG might have established the genre on PC, but what are the five best mobile battle royale games? Well, obviously Fortnite is on that list. But here, in this sexy five-minute video by our James, are our recommendations.</p><br><br><p></p><br><br><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sBvYZaiXz8" target="_blank">App Store and Google Play links</a> to get all these game are on our YouTube page. Remember to <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/AppSpy " target="_blank">subscribe to AppSpy (our video brand) on YouTube</a> for more videos like this. And bookmark <a href="http://hubs.pocketgamer.co.uk/fortnite">our super duper Fortnite hub</a> now for regular Fortnite updates, news and guides.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/feature.asp?c=78427'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/feature.asp?c=78427 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:47:00 GMT App Army Assemble: Escape from Chernobyl - All style, but not enough substance <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-debrmc_03_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Escape from Chernobyl - All style, but not enough substance" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Chernobyl is a place of mystery after one of the worst nuclear disasters in history all but wiped it off the map. In Escape from Chernobyl you've got to navigate the power plant and its surrounding area as you continue on from Radiation City's adventure. <br><br>Scavenge for weapons and gear, find out what happened to Lauren, and try to survive the zombies and mutations that reside within in this first-person horror game. <br><br>While that sounds all gravy on paper, the truth is in playing and we couldn't wait for our App Army to get their hands on it. What'd they think, you say? Let's find out. <br><br><strong>Andrey Velit (iPad Pro, iOS 11.4.1)</strong> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Escape+from+Chernobyl/feature.asp?c=78424'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Escape+from+Chernobyl/feature.asp?c=78424 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:32:00 GMT Check out 15 of the most exciting indie games we tested this summer <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vkew/bigindiepitch.jpg" width="200" alt="Check out 15 of the most exciting indie games we tested this summer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>The Big Indie Pitch is a competition for indie developers around the world to show off their games to a huge panel of industry experts in rapid-fire pitches. Got a game you want to show off? <a href="http://www.bigindiepitch.com/">Find out more on the Big Indie Pitch website</a>.<br><br></em><br><br>We may only be half way through, but 2018 has already seen some of the strongest Big Indie Pitches we’ve ever seen take place. Not only have we seen FINIFUGU && friends take the crown twice, but we’ve also seen the highly acclaimed anti-golf game What The Golf? take the title at the always competitive GDC pitch.<br><br>Well, hot off the heels of the first ever Big Indie Pitch in Estonia as a part of GameDevDays 2018 this year, we can now add the super stylish and extremely exciting Aeon Must Die! By Limestone Games to the list of 2018 Big Indie Pitch champions. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=78404'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=78404 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT Keep yourself competitive in Hearthstone with our Boomsday Deck updates <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-gewvnq_the-boomsday-project-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Keep yourself competitive in Hearthstone with our Boomsday Deck updates" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're two weeks past Boomsday. Those who were expecting the explosion to wreck the old meta have been in for a surprise. Plenty of new cards are seeing play, but all-new archetypes are thin on the ground.<br><br>That's good news for established players and for the game as a whole. It's also good news for you, as it means you can keep on running our suggested builds with only a few tweaks.<br><br>Who knows: there may be some hot decks waiting in the wings to take off. But in the meantime here's the top picks to keep you climbing the ladder while we wait for the meta to settle. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=78418'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=78418 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:43:00 GMT The 25 best sports games on iPhone and iPad <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vduqf_table_tennis_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The 25 best sports games on iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated August 17, 2018:</strong> New entries added<hr /><br><br>Videogames arguably started out as digital approximations of sport. What else is Pong but a game of virtual tennis?<br><br>As the form as increased in scope and complexity, so sports games have grown in scale and sophistication. Right now, you can play a staggering range of sports games right on your mobile phone or tablet.<br><br>Whether you're after a hardcore management simulation or a knock-about arcade blast, there's a sports-themed game for you to play on the go.<br><br>Here are 25 of the very best.<br><br>Oh, and if you're wondering where all the racing games are, we tend to give that its very own genre.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=71657'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=71657 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:00:00 GMT Catch Celebi in Pokemon GO starting next week! <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pzsh_celebi_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Catch Celebi in Pokemon GO starting next week!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We knew it would happen <a href="/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78214">eventually</a>, but now it’s official—Celebi is being released into the wild in <em>Pokemon GO</em> next week. The elusive Second Generation Legendary Pokemon will be available on August 20 as part of a Special Research task worldwide.<br><br>It’s unclear what Niantic’s asking of players specifically, but the Special Research task will be available to folks who’ve already completed up to the third group of tasks for the Special Research for Mew. If you’re still working on Mew past the third group, you can work on the Celebi and Mew tasks simultaneously. Niantic says the Celebi research will “test your skills as a Trainer”, so don’t expect this to be easy.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78422'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78422 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:43:00 GMT Blizzard walks us through the Boomsday Project's solo campaign <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-gewvnq_the-boomsday-project-logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Blizzard walks us through the Boomsday Project's solo campaign " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Boomsday Project, <a href="/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=78325">the latest <em>Hearthstone</em> expansion</a>, is getting a new Solo Adventure quite soon. Titled The Puzzle Labs, this new single player mode places you smack dab in a dangerous laboratory full of—you guessed it!—loads of puzzles. Blizzard laid out all of the details in the latest Hearthside Chat.  <br><br>In the Puzzle Labs, you’ll be helping Dr. Boom solve over 100 puzzles, which span four different categories:<br><br><strong>Lethal</strong> - Take out the opponent in one go using the cards you’re given.<br><br><strong>Mirror</strong> - Ensure that both sides of the board are mirror images of each other, including minion positioning, attacks, and pretty much everything else. A tough one for sure. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=78421'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/news.asp?c=78421 Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:40:05 GMT Welcome to an all-new Game Hub just for Fortnite fans! <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qffmn_fortnitesquare457_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Welcome to an all-new Game Hub just for Fortnite fans!" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <p>Calling all Fortnite fans! We've created a special zone on PocketGamer.co.uk for you. Yep, that's right: <a href="http://hubs.pocketgamer.co.uk/fortnite">the Pocket Gamer Game Hub for Fortnite mobile</a> is online now.</p><br><br><p>Your humble scribes have created scores of articles about Fortnite since we heard it was coming to mobile. Simply tons of <a href="http://hubs.pocketgamer.co.uk/fortnite/updates/78406/fortnites-v521-update-brings-in-the-heavy-sniper-rifle-and-two-limited-time-modes">news</a>, <a href="http://hubs.pocketgamer.co.uk/fortnite/features/77970/did-fortnite-just-win-harry-kane-and-england-the-2018-football-world-cup">opinion features</a>, tips and <a href="http://hubs.pocketgamer.co.uk/fortnite/walkthroughs/78345/fortnite-cheats-and-tips-a-full-list-of-every-location-in-the-game">guides</a> and more.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=78420'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=78420 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:53:00 GMT