Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (iPhone) 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, 22 Jun 2017 17:31:20 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/iPhone/App+Store/feature.asp?c=74430'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/App+Store/feature.asp?c=74430 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:17:00 GMT Review: The Little Acre review - A pretty point-and-click adventure with a few issues <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hpul/19403337_10154826812333175_428174414_o.jpg" width="200" alt="The Little Acre review - A pretty point-and-click adventure with a few issues" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>The Little Acre</em> is appropriately named for a number of reasons. It's a quaint game, it's a precious game, and it's a little game. Seriously, it's quite small. <br><br>Depending on how much you faff about the average play time ranges from an hour to just about two, but for its current price point that's not the worst deal on the market. <br><br><strong>Point and tap</strong><br><br><em>The Little Acre</em> is told through two points of view. The first being the dad, Aiden (voiced by Brian Hanby, AKA Terroriser), and the second being his daughter, Lily (voiced by Kate Clavan).<br><br>Both stories are told in bits, one following the other in segments as Lily tries to find her dad, while Aiden searches for <em>his</em> dad who went missing not too long before. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Little+Acre/review.asp?c=74415'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Little+Acre/review.asp?c=74415 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:00:00 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/iPhone/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=74427'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=74427 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00:00 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/iPhone/Big+Indie+Pitch/feature.asp?c=74358'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/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/iPhone/Shot+Online+Golf%3A+World+Championship/news.asp?c=74421'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Shot+Online+Golf%3A+World+Championship/news.asp?c=74421 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:21:37 GMT Gold Award-winning Galaxy of Fire 3 - Manticore launches its Gladiator update on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ombzba/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Gold Award-winning Galaxy of Fire 3 - Manticore launches its Gladiator update on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's a very good day, space fans, as the Gold Award-winning <em>Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore</em> has just got a big update. <br><br>To summarise quickly, <em>GoF3 - Manticore</em> is a fairly epic space battler that earned a decent 9/10 in its <a href="/r/iPhone/Galaxy+on+Fire+3+-+Manticore/review.asp?c=72361">review</a>. Fly, explore, and fight your way across the galaxy. With an entire universe in your pocket with 25+ bosses, 25+ spaceships, 50+ locations, and 30+ weapons, there's a lot going on here. <br><br>The <em>Gladiator</em> update adds an event mode, giving you a chance to show off your piloting skills in fast-paced challenges to win exclusive spaceships. You'll also see the return of everyone's favourite space scoundrel, Mkkt Bkkt, as he takes up post as the organiser of these sports events.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Galaxy+on+Fire+3+%2D+Manticore/news.asp?c=74428'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Galaxy+on+Fire+3+%2D+Manticore/news.asp?c=74428 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:47:23 GMT Step into a suite of historic mystery in 3D puzzler The House of Da Vinci <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zqryth/c-t5lejxsaabdh9.jpg" width="200" alt="Step into a suite of historic mystery in 3D puzzler The House of Da Vinci" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hot off the heels of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign comes the latest 3D puzzle game from mobile developer Blue Brain Games. Available to download from today for iOS, The <em>House of Da Vinci</em> lets you step back in time to overcome compelling obstacles to solve the disappearance of history’s greatest creator: Leonado Da Vinci.<br><br>Set within Renaissance era Florence, The <em>House of Da Vinci</em> aims to blow every puzzle lover’s mind as a whole host of intricate inventions and contraptions are impressively realised in full 3D graphics, immersing you closer to the experience. As the legendary Leonardo’s assistant, it’s your job to discover the meaning of your master’s disappearance, pondering whether or not he was killed by the church, transported to another time or simply hiding under the bed. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+House+of+Da+Vinci/news.asp?c=74405'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+House+of+Da+Vinci/news.asp?c=74405 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:26:00 GMT Review: Glide review - A smart take on the one-touch runner <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-izhdx_glide-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Glide review - A smart take on the one-touch runner" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Glide</em> is an interesting twist on the one-touch auto runner. Rather than avoiding obstacles, here you need to tap when you're in a specific spot.<br><br>It's got the same sort of cruelty as many arcade games on the App Store, and while it doesn't click at first, once you realise what you're supposed to be doing things get a lot more interesting.<br><br>It's not perfect, but it's certainly got a lot going for it. And it bubbles along in the back of your brain long enough to keep you coming back for more.<br><br><strong>Just glide with me</strong><br><br>There are two different modes in the game. The first one, challenge, sees you trying to make your way through a series of levels.<br><br>The mechanics are the same whatever you do. You're a blob moving along a pre-set path. You'll make it to circles marked on the floor, and it's here you need to tap. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Glide/review.asp?c=74419'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Glide/review.asp?c=74419 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT Snake Towers is an interesting, Snake-like arcade game, and it's looking for beta testers <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ocmto_icon_beta_rounded512_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Snake Towers is an interesting, Snake-like arcade game, and it's looking for beta testers" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Because beta day is always the best day (aside from release day), there's a neat new game looking for testers: <em>Snake Towers </em>by Set Snail Games.<br><br><em>Snake Towers</em> takes what we used to love about the classic Nokia game and jazzes it up a bit with bright colours and multiple levels. The gist of it is that you play a hungry snake, searching the very tops of the towers in search of gold. The more gold you eat, the longer your tail will get and the longer you'll live. <br><br>Aside from delicious metal, there are also rare gems and power hats to aid you on your quest. Be careful, however, as the tricky towers are partial to shaking ground, reversed controls, and more. <br><br>It'll be coming to iOS initially though we don't know when or what its pricing will be. If you'd like to take part in the closed beta, you can sign up <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceWNmVVB10UuGCr5KL9KSxJJ6l_ZZRkFks0BaBF9hY9_Wvpw/viewform">right here</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Snake+Towers/news.asp?c=74426'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Snake+Towers/news.asp?c=74426 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:36:34 GMT Review: Panthera Frontier review - A space sim with an awful lot going for it <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-spfa_panthera-frontier-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Panthera Frontier review - A space sim with an awful lot going for it" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Panthera Frontier</em> is a slightly harder than midcore strategy game set in deep space. Deep space where everyone is an anthropomorphic animal. So it's all cats and wolves and cat wolf pirates.<br><br>You're the captain of a ship, and it's up to you to complete a series of missions. There's a story to follow, and side-missions to engage in as well.<br><br>It's a fun experience, and apart from a few rough edges here and there you're going to enjoy the time you spend with it.<br><br><strong>Cat space</strong><br><br>The core of the game is the battles you engage in while you're exploring the cosmos. These are sort of turn-based, and involve you juggling a number of responsibilities.<br><br>You're given a side-on cross section of your ship that shows the various rooms that make it, as well as the crew at their positions. There are guns, there are engine rooms, and there are shield generators. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Panthera+Frontier/review.asp?c=74417'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Panthera+Frontier/review.asp?c=74417 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 GMT Superhero card game Sentinels of the Multiverse is on sale right now for iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hskw/screen480x480__1_.jpeg" width="200" alt="Superhero card game Sentinels of the Multiverse is on sale right now for iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em><a href="/r/iPad/Sentinels+of+the+Multiverse/review.asp?c=62152">Sentinels of the Multiverse</a></em> is a co-operative card game of superhero skirmishes. And right now it's on sale for the low, low price of £1.99 / $1.99. That is, as the proverb goes, cheap as chips.<br><br>The game is all about building up a team of comic heroes and taking on the bad guys. Its got some pretty simple mechanics, but they combine together to create a surprisingly deep experience.<br><br>The base game contains everything that comes with the physical version, and there's a whole bunch of extra content that's been added since the game came out a couple of years ago. What I'm saying is there's a very real danger that this one could become a compulsion. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Sentinels+of+the+Multiverse/news.asp?c=74422'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Sentinels+of+the+Multiverse/news.asp?c=74422 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:38:44 GMT Review: Touchdowners review - It's American football, but not as we know it <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tzjk_touchdowners-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Touchdowners review - It's American football, but not as we know it" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Touchdowners</em> is full of the sort of chaos we've all come to expect from Colin Lane. It's a silly interpretation of American football, but it adds a lot of new concepts into the mix that takes the game a step on from the dev's earlier titles.<br><br>It's still by no means a sim, but there's more than just playing for laughs here. There's a level of skill, or at least decision making, that means quite often you're going to be on the edge of your seat.<br><br>And that's really all you want from a sports game. Sure, it's not that much like a game of American football, but that's really not the point.<br><br><strong>Touch me</strong><br><br>The game sees you controlling a team of three football players. You've got three buttons. One moves them left, one moves them right, and the third lets you toss the ball. Ostensibly it's a pass, but more often than not it's a tactical chuck. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Touchdowners/review.asp?c=74416'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Touchdowners/review.asp?c=74416 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT [Update] The classic game streaming service SEGA Forever kicks off on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rtkkh_sega_forever_-_key_art_1497525896_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] The classic game streaming service SEGA Forever kicks off on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on June 21st, at 11:12:</strong> The first five games of the Sega Forever initiative are now available on the App Store and Google Play.<br><br>You can download <em>Altered Beast </em><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/407812054">(iOS</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.alteredbeast">Android</a>), <em>Comix Zone </em>(<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1162101087">iOS</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.comixzone">Android</a>), <em>Kid Chameleon </em>(<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1227823341">iOS</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.kidcham">Android</a>), and <em>Sonic the Hedgehog</em> (<a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/316025912">iOS</a>, <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.sonic1px">Android</a>) for free, or remove ads through a £1.99/$1.99 in-app purchase. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Sega+Forever/news.asp?c=74410'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Sega+Forever/news.asp?c=74410 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:21:00 GMT Command your galactic vessel in sci-fi strategy game Panthera Frontier, available now on iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-twgo/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Command your galactic vessel in sci-fi strategy game Panthera Frontier, available now on iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Reminiscent of <em>FTL</em>, <em><a href="r/iPhone/Panthera+Frontier/news.asp?c=74378">Panthera Frontier</a></em> challenges you to manage your crew to survive spaceship battles and the dangers of space, and it's out now on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1171539039">App Store</a>.<br><br>Recruiting varied skilled crewmembers, you assign them to different rooms to wield your ships weapons and repair damage; throughout your playthrough, you unlock and add new modules to your ship, growing both size and combat efficiency. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Panthera+Frontier/news.asp?c=74420'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Panthera+Frontier/news.asp?c=74420 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:10:09 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of May giveaway - Jaipur <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-herdn_jaipur-ios-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of May giveaway - Jaipur" 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>Jaipur<br><br></strong><br><br><em>Jaipur</em> is a fast paced card game that challenges you to duel with another player to determine who's the better trader.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Jaipur%3A+A+Card+Game+of+Duels/feature.asp?c=74307'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Jaipur%3A+A+Card+Game+of+Duels/feature.asp?c=74307 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:00:00 GMT