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 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:34:23 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Unlock two new cards, new Emotes, and enjoy a ton of tweaks in Clash Royale's Summer Update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ijxu/maxresdefault-12.jpg" width="200" alt="Unlock two new cards, new Emotes, and enjoy a ton of tweaks in Clash Royale's Summer Update " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In this week's big ol' Clash Royale update, it's a bit of a two-parter. One one hand you've got a scattering of balances and on the other hand you've got the Summer Update. Both are live right now on iOS and Android so make sure you've got the latest version of the game downloaded. <br><br>While you can check out the list of Balance changes on the game's <a href="https://clashroyale.com/blog/release-notes/balance-update-coming-6-20.html">website here</a> (and in the video above), its Summer Update is a bit of a mixed bag. Though it's got some exciting new stuff thrown into the mix, it's also <a href="https://clashroyale.com/blog/news/end-of-support-ios-8-and-below.html">ceasing its support</a> for older operating systems due to technical reasons. So, if you're using an iOS device that's iOS 8 and below or an Android device using 4.0.4 and below, you might want to turn off your auto-updates until you upgrade to a newer version. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=77862'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=77862 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:17:45 GMT If you love board games, we've got a stream tomorrow you do NOT want to miss <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fweqs/lord-of-the-rings-card-game.jpg" width="200" alt="If you love board games, we've got a stream tomorrow you do NOT want to miss" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Oh me oh my do we ever have a treat for you tomorrow. The ever lovable James Gilmour is going to be streaming Lords of the Rings: Living Card Game live on Twitch from 5pm UK time tomorrow.<br><br>Not just that, James will be joined by Luke Walaszek from Fantasy Flight Digital, one of the developers of the digital version of the classic game of cards, orcs, hobbit, and more.<br><br>If you've not heard of LOTR:LCG (as we're going to be calling it from now on for brevity's sake), it's a game based on Tolkein's books that sees you teaming up with other players in order to play out some of the encounters and adventures we're all so familiar with.<br><br>It's been out in physical form for quite a while now, but this is the first time it's ever come to a digital platform, and we're getting to play it for you with one of the people who makes it tick. Pretty sweet, right? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Lord+of+the+Rings%3A+The+Card+Game/news.asp?c=77860'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Lord+of+the+Rings%3A+The+Card+Game/news.asp?c=77860 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:00:04 GMT Review: F1 Trading Card Game review - Does exactly what you think it will <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uotdo_f1-trading-card-game-ios-screenshot-an-overtaking-move_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="F1 Trading Card Game review - Does exactly what you think it will" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You never know what you're going to get with a trading card game on mobile. It could be a deep and engaging experience that sucks you in and refuses to let you go. But at the same time it could be a simple game that you barely have any control over.<br><br>F1 Trading Card Game fits somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. It's not super deep, but there's definitely stuff for you to do here. And it takes ideas from less card-based mobile games and weaves them into the experience to pretty decent effect.<br><br><strong>Floor it</strong><br><br>The game is all about building a deck of cards. These represent different drivers and events from the 2018 championship. Collecting them all is just a small part of the game though, because you need to use the cards in races too.<br><br>Each of the cards has a rarity value and a direction on them, and it's these you use during the driving sections. Every track you race on is split into a number of action points, and it's here you get to play your cards. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/F1+Trading+Card+Game/review.asp?c=77859'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/F1+Trading+Card+Game/review.asp?c=77859 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:30:58 GMT Review: Dr.Meep review - A match-stuff puzzler that tries a different route <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vaoxsy_dr-meep-ios-review-screenshot-the-start-of-an-early-puzzle_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Dr.Meep review - A match-stuff puzzler that tries a different route" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's always nice when a match-stuff puzzler tries something different, but the way Dr. Meep does it is even more intriguing than most.<br><br>That's because it's not the gameplay that the game shifts around. While there are some nice new additions here, it's the theme that makes Dr. Meep so interesting.<br><br><strong>What's going on?</strong><br><br>You're playing as a psychiatrist in a cartoon world. You need to cure your patients, and you do that by matching their psychoses and clearing them from their brain.<br><br>Rather than swapping them, here you tap to clear single icons. This makes others tumble down and, hopefully, matches them in groups of three.<br><br>Each level gives you a set number of matches to make, and the problems you clear with a tap don't count towards them. You'll also find special moves that change the way the items are cleared. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/DrMeep/review.asp?c=77858'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/DrMeep/review.asp?c=77858 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:05:00 GMT Gold Award-winning FTL: Faster Than Light has dropped to its lowest price on iPad yet <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bkfs/552x414bb.jpg" width="200" alt="Gold Award-winning FTL: Faster Than Light has dropped to its lowest price on iPad yet" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a fair while since you've heard of any mobile sales for FTL - the last one was July 2017 - but this time around the game has dropped to its lowest price ever. You can grab it on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/833951143">App Store</a> for your iPad at an astonishing £1.99/$1.99.<br><br>Faster Than Light is a household name in the gaming world, one you've probably seen streamed more than a few times over on Twitch and played to death on YouTube, but there's a good reason for that. <br><br>In this roguelite you have to run your own spaceship and try to save the galaxy while you're at it. Sounds easy, right? Hah, even the easy setting isn't easy, and that's all for the better. This randomly-generated game offers up quite the challenge, has plenty of opportunities to die, loads of upgrades to get through, and more.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/FTL%3A+Faster+Than+Light/news.asp?c=77857'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/FTL%3A+Faster+Than+Light/news.asp?c=77857 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:59:06 GMT Pre-registration for Pokemon Quest on iOS and Android opens today <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qjkxi/pokemon-quest-switch-screenshot-lapras-dragonite-eevee.jpg" width="200" alt="Pre-registration for Pokemon Quest on iOS and Android opens today " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Pre-orders are now open for the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1345187641">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.pokemon.pokemonquest">Android</a> versions of <em>Pokemon Quest</em>, the new voxel idle RPG. Folks who pre-order will be notified when the game becomes available on June 28.<br><br><em>Pokemon Quest</em> condenses the familiar Pokemon formula into a light idle game that could be perfect for short bursts of play on the go. You collect, train, and battle voxel versions of your favorite Pokemon. There’s lots of items to collect and quests to complete, plus plenty of Pokemon modifications for folks who like to micro-manage their teams.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+Quest/news.asp?c=77856'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Pokemon+Quest/news.asp?c=77856 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:28:40 GMT Darkness Rises, Nexon's new dark fantasy RPG with serious Dark Souls vibes, launches today <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-teixtmwjqo/darkness_rises.jpg" width="200" alt="Darkness Rises, Nexon's new dark fantasy RPG with serious Dark Souls vibes, launches today" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mobile mega-publisher Nexon just launched its newest RPG, <em>Darkness Rises</em>, worldwide today. <em>Darkness Rises</em> plunges players into The Underworld, a gloomy dark fantasy setting replete with demons and other evil beings. As you might have guessed, it’s your job to battle the monstrous hordes and prevent them from escaping to attack the peaceful world above.<br><br><p><em>Darkness Rises</em> features single player play, along with your usual multiplayer dungeons that you can tackle with friends or guildmates. Combat is class-based, meaning you can choose between a variety of different characters including the physical damage dealing Berserker or the magic-wielding Wizard.<br><br>Darkness Rises is free-to-play, and you can download it right now on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1321309284">iOS</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nexon.da3.global&hl=en_UK">Android</a>. </p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Darkness+Rises/news.asp?c=77855'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Darkness+Rises/news.asp?c=77855 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:21:00 GMT F1 Trading Card Game could be the card game petrolheads have been waiting for <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-efkgd/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="F1 Trading Card Game could be the card game petrolheads have been waiting for" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We always get a little bit excited when a new card game comes out on mobile, and F1 Trading Card Game, while it might have one of the dullest names in the history of naming things, has definitely piqued our interest.<br><br>As you might be able to tell from that yawnfest of a name, it's a trading card game featuring F1 cars, teams, and drivers. So if you're a petrolhead, this may well be the card-based game you've been yearning for.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Bottom+of+the+9th/feature.asp?c=76604">Click here to read about the sports board games we'd love to see on mobile</a></em><br><br>This is the first time that F1 has officially licensed a digital card-trader, so that's definitely something to get excited about if you love the roar of engines and the screech of ridiculously expensive tyres. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/F1+Trading+Card+Game/news.asp?c=77852'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/F1+Trading+Card+Game/news.asp?c=77852 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:09:28 GMT The humorous strategic city-builder, Tropico, is headed to iPad later this year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-euxauedk/tropico-ipad-promotional-screen.jpg" width="200" alt="The humorous strategic city-builder, Tropico, is headed to iPad later this year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This isn't exactly the news I was expecting today, but Feral Interactive revealed that it'd be bringing Tropico to iPad at some point in 2018. If you don't know what that is you're in for a real treat, friends.<br><br> <br><br>Originally published by Kalypso Media, Tropico has been redesigned and built for mobile from the ground up. In it, you'll play as El Presidente, the leader of the resource-rich Carribean island of Tropico. As well as managing its economy, you have to be aware of the demands of various other political factions while deciding what kind of town you want to run. <br><br>Police state? Holiday getaway? Industrial wonderland? Maybe a little bit of everything? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Tropico/news.asp?c=77851'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Tropico/news.asp?c=77851 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:50:27 GMT The Platinum Award-winning puzzler Gorogoa suddenly launches on Android after a VERY short pre-registration <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ychdw/gorogoa-logo.jpg" width="200" alt="The Platinum Award-winning puzzler Gorogoa suddenly launches on Android after a VERY short pre-registration" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I'm not sure if there was a bit of an issue with the pre-registration, if there was even supposed to be a pre-registration, or if Annapurna just decided to launch it for fun, but Gorogoa is now out on Google Play. <br><br>Gorogoa, if you've not had the pleasure of playing just yet, is a clever, hand-drawn puzzler which took several years to perfect. In it, you've got to investigate meticulously made panels to find the story in each of them. By dragging and dropping frames over each other in the right order you'll discover there's more to the challenge than meets the eye.<br><br>We thought it was rather delightful, awarding it an incredibly rare <a href="/r/iPad/Gorogoa/review.asp?c=76224">Platinum Award</a>, saying: "<em>Gorogoa's thousands of illustrations coalesce into a cleverly designed puzzler that's as compelling to play as it is to watch.</em>" <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Gorogoa/news.asp?c=77847'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Gorogoa/news.asp?c=77847 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:33:00 GMT Review: Suzy Cube review - A retro platformer that goes for that Mario 64 vibe <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-yodlcjf_suzy-cube-ios-review-screenshot-gathering-coins-in-a-temple_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Suzy Cube review - A retro platformer that goes for that Mario 64 vibe" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> While there are a lot of games on the App Store that ape retro platformers, there aren't that many that hark back to the golden era of the 3D leaper. I'm talking about the time when Mario 64 ruled the roost, when everything was fat polygons and clever camera angles.<br><br>All that's set to change though with the release of Suxy Cube. It's been a long time coming, but the cute-looking game sets its stall out from the very first level - this is the game that's bringing the third dimension into mobile platforming.<br><br><strong>Gleaming the cube</strong><br><br>You play as the titular Suzy, and galivant across a series of levels littered with enemies, obstacles, and secrets. You control your movement with the left side of the screen, tapping on the right to jump.<br><br>The controls take a bit of getting used to. They're deliberately floaty, lacking the precision of analogue control but giving you more margin for error. That's welcome, because there are some tricky situations in the game from the get-go. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Suzy+Cube/review.asp?c=77846'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Suzy+Cube/review.asp?c=77846 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:32:10 GMT The 25 best racing games on iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yeled/ios-racing-thumb.jpg" width="200" alt="The 25 best racing games on iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated June 20, 2018:</strong> New entries added<br><br><hr /><br><br>The days when slick racing games were the preserve of home consoles and arcade machines have long past.<br><br>You can now get anything that scratches your racing itch on your iOS device, whether you're into advanced simulators, slick arcade racers, or colourful karters.<br><br>What's more, Apple's platform is also home to a range of new racing sub-genres and hybrids that defy categorisation.<br><br>We've picked out the best racers on iPhone and iPad for you. Disagree? Let us know your favourites in the comments below. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=68651'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Best+iPhone+games/feature.asp?c=68651 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT Things are getting seriously smelly in Fortnite's version 4.4 update <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qzmyeq/fortnite-ios-switch-update-stink-bomb.jpg" width="200" alt="Things are getting seriously smelly in Fortnite's version 4.4 update" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've already talked about how PUBG Mobile's huge update launched earlier today, but Fortnite's got one for us too. This time we're getting more gear, a new limited-time mode, and a few decent fixes for good measure. <br><br>In terms of new gear (aside from the Russell-like 8-bit outfit you can buy from the shop), you've got the new Stink Bomb to mess around with. Clear out rooms easy-peasy with this smelly grenade, and pick off your enemies like gnats. Laughing maniacally while doing so is optional, but recommended.<br><br>Of course, you can't actually smell anything. The gas just deals five damage every half-second, and with a nine-second duration that's not something you're going to want to hang around in.   <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77841'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Fortnite+Battle+Royale/news.asp?c=77841 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:30:00 GMT 63 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jzwog/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="63 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.<br><br>Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.<br><br><strong>Armed Heist</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Av SOZAP</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/armed-heist/id1163705851?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Country: Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines</li><br><br></ul><br><br>If you're into this sort of things, Armed Heist puts you right in the shoes of an A-Class criminal and lets you work through varying degrees of challenging 'jobs'. Pull of heists, earn cash, and reap the rewards of your efforts. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:52:09 GMT Some of the best euro board games on the App Store are on sale for ridiculously cheap right now <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-cbxu/lehavre.jpg" width="200" alt="Some of the best euro board games on the App Store are on sale for ridiculously cheap right now" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you love board games, and you also love not spending very much money, then this is the post for you. That's because a whole bunch of Codito games are currently on sale on the App Store for the low, low price of just 99p / 99c.<br><br>There are some real gems here, including a couple designed by every eurogamer's favourite, Reiner Knizia. As well as that there's one of the best worker placement games for iOS, and much, much more.<br><br>To help you make your purchasing decisions I've stuck the games in a list below, with links to download them as well as links to our reviews. Don't say I never do anything for you, okay?<br><br><em><a href="/r/iPad/Agricola/feature.asp?c=74706">Click here to read about the best worker placement games for mobile</a></em><br><br><ul><br><br><li><a href="/r/iPad/A+Brief+History+of+the+World/review.asp?c=53686"><strong>A Brief History of the World</strong></a> - <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/490152130">buy for iPhone / iPad</a></li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Le+Havre/news.asp?c=77840'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Le+Havre/news.asp?c=77840 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:25:39 GMT