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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:26:54 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer [Update] Battle in real-time multiplayer in Crash of Cars, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mykx/screen520x924.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Battle in real-time multiplayer in Crash of Cars, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated March 23rd, 4:01 PM</strong>: A week after the game popped up on our radar, <em>Crash of Cars</em> is now available worldwide on iOS and Android. <br><br>Grab the game free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1171311339">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.notdoppler.crashofcars&hl=en">Google Play</a>, and get ready fight for your place atop the leaderboard.<br><br><hr /><br><br>If you're big on a brawler and quite fancy a little car-related action then you might want to keep an eye on <em>Crash of Cars</em>, coming soon to iOS. <br><br><em>Crash of Cars</em> is a fast-paced car battler which pits you against your opponents in <em>.io</em>-like real-time multiplayer. Aside from beating out your competitors, the aim of the game is collect as many crowns as possible, whilst avoiding getting beaten yourself.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Crash+of+Cars/news.asp?c=73336'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Crash+of+Cars/news.asp?c=73336 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:05:40 GMT The mildly malicious strategy game Party Hard GO goes on sale for £1.99/$1.99 on iOS <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-obyntyyt_6744871_larger_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The mildly malicious strategy game Party Hard GO goes on sale for £1.99/$1.99 on iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you guys listen to the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-pocket-gamer-podcast/id300280568?mt=2">Pocket Gamer Podcast</a>, you'll probably know how obsessed I am with <em>Party Hard GO</em>, and let me tell you, now's the time to get it as it sheds its price on iOS.<br><br><em>Party Hard GO</em> lets you control a raving psychopath who just wanted a good night's sleep. Unfortunately there's a part going on next door blaring into the early hours of the morning and it's flipped your last switch. Of course, rather than calling the police the logical step is just to - er - kill them all. <br><br>Oddly addictive and massively strategic, there's nothing worse in this game than whittling the numbers down from 50-odd to just a handful and either getting beat down by a bouncer or caught by the po-po. When that happens though, you can't help but pick yourself up and try again.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Party+Hard+GO/news.asp?c=73407'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Party+Hard+GO/news.asp?c=73407 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:56:24 GMT Review: Crash of Cars review - Shouldn't vehicular deathmatches be more entertaining? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-smrdiy_crash-of-cars-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Crash of Cars review - Shouldn't vehicular deathmatches be more entertaining?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I'm Briandrives. And right now Briandrives is driving a hotdog truck. I also have a homing missile attached to the top of my meat-styled vehicle, and I'm not afraid to use it.<br><br>A pirate ship on wheels rolls past, my target flashes over it and I let rip, chasing the boaty car so I can steal all of its crowns when it explodes.<br><br>This is <em>Crash of Cars</em>, and it wants to be every bit as ridiculous as I just made it sound. Unfortunately though, it doesn't quite manage to pull it off.<br><br><strong><br><br>Understanding in a car crash</strong><br><br>The aim of the game is simple. You're driving around an arena that's filled with weapons and crowns. The more crowns you collect, the more coins you'll earn when someone blows you up.<br><br>You can spend these coins on new cars. So the better you play, the more vehicles you're going to be able to choose from. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Crash+of+Cars/review.asp?c=73406'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Crash+of+Cars/review.asp?c=73406 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:44:36 GMT Get ready to protect the Morphin Grid in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-sbja/powerrangers457.jpg" width="200" alt="Get ready to protect the Morphin Grid in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Are you stoked about the new <em>Power Rangers</em> film? Even if you're not, I'm going to tell you about the newly released <em>Power Rangers: Legacy Wars</em> anyway, so apologies in advance.<br><br>The space witch, Rita Repulsa, has infected the Morphin Grid, creating virtual monsters and Ranger clones. It's your goal to fight back with your guys and girls, picking the best team and correct strategy to get the job done.<br><br>As well as fighting in real-time, PvP combat, you can also upgrade your characters and unlock different arenas from locations you may recognise from the film and TV series. Don't think you'll be stuck with your main few Rangers though, there are actually 40+ warriors to unlock. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Power+Rangers%3A+Legacy+Wars/news.asp?c=73405'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Power+Rangers%3A+Legacy+Wars/news.asp?c=73405 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:35:00 GMT Dominate the football world in Retro Soccer, out now for iPhone and iPad <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-fgpq_rs_appicon_1024x1024_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Dominate the football world in Retro Soccer, out now for iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today EightPixelsSquare brings their latest hard-hitting game, <em>Retro Soccer</em>, to iPhone and iPad. <br><br><em>Retro Soccer</em> is a fast-paced, arcade experience with nostalgic 90s-inspired, 3D visuals. The aim of the game is on par with soccer games in general - build up your squad and try to win whatever matches you take part in. <br><br>There are hundreds of matches to play through and a ton of soccer legends to collect in this easy-to-play game. Aside from upgrading your favourite squad members, you can also broadcast your gameplay live, just to show everyone how rad your skills truly are. <br><br>It earned Pocket Gamer's respectable <a href="/r/iPhone/Retro+Soccer/review.asp?c=73399">Bronze Award</a> in its review, and it's always good to see a game that doesn't draw the line once it's released. According to its game page, there's plenty more challenges, players, and features coming in future updates.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Retro+Soccer/news.asp?c=73404'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Retro+Soccer/news.asp?c=73404 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:33:00 GMT Play the kicking sequel, One Finger Death Punch 3D, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hzmu/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Play the kicking sequel, One Finger Death Punch 3D, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you loved <em>One Finger Death Punch</em>, odds are you might be interested in playing the sequel, <em>One Finger Death Punch 3D</em>. Lucky for you, it's out right now on iOS and Android. <br><br>Reinvented in a 3D style, <em>One Finger Death Punch 3D</em> lets you kick even more butt with various forms of manipulated martial arts. Though, it wouldn't be very true to its title if you had to use more than one finger, but good news - you don't. <br><br>Watch your front and your back as you take down hordes of enemies, earn and grow your characters and their abilities, and create interesting combos instead of just button bashing your way through battles.<br><br>Plus, if you feel like showing off, you can compete in the Arena to achieve high ranks for the honour (and rewards) for your trouble.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/One+Finger+Death+Punch+3D/news.asp?c=73403'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/One+Finger+Death+Punch+3D/news.asp?c=73403 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:29:38 GMT Temple Jump leaps onto the App Store today <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ogoa/poster.jpg" width="200" alt="Temple Jump leaps onto the App Store today" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Temple Jump</em> sees you bouncing your way to safety in this pixelated action platforming adventure from Nexx Studio. It’s a struggle to stay alive when the floor is actual lava and the ruins are trying to send you to a fiery doom.<br><br>The aim of the game is to hop from platform to platform collecting the shiny gems sprinkled throughout each of the 12 levels within challenge mode, though you may find a bonus game mode if you’re a particularly apt explorer. Temple Jump features easy-to-learn one-touch controls. Simply hold your finger down on the screen and release to jump.<br><br>Your little jumper will have to dodge fireballs, navigate unsteady, falling platforms, and some nasty, spiky death traps. Once you master the temple’s 12 challenging levels, you can hop into the endless mode to really test your mettle. Along the way, you’ll uncover elusive golden wings with the power to transport you to alternative game modes. 33 quirky, unlockable characters add a little humour to your perilous journey. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Temple+Jump/news.asp?c=73376'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Temple+Jump/news.asp?c=73376 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:53:35 GMT The latest Super Mario Run update brings an 'Easy Mode', different coloured Yoshis, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qtyfn/crxiuk1wgai11ca.jpg" width="200" alt="The latest Super Mario Run update brings an 'Easy Mode', different coloured Yoshis, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Alongside <em>Super Mario Run</em>'s Android debut, there's also been some notable changes to the game, for both iOS and Android versions.<br><br>Most importantly we're given a shot at playing Bowser's Challenge on World 1-4. Previously we could only play through three of the four levels before having to pay the £9.99 fee to continue, but Nintendo's given us the chance to test it out for free. This option unlocks when you've either collected 100 Toads in Toad Rally, or collected all 15 pink coins from the first three levels. <br><br>The update also includes the following:<br><br><ul><br><br><li>Four new colours of Yoshi, not including the traditional green. When you play Toad Rally with a Yoshi of the desired colour, you can get more Toads of the same colour for your collection. </li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Super+Mario+Run/news.asp?c=73400'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Super+Mario+Run/news.asp?c=73400 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:53:19 GMT Review: Retro Soccer - A swipey tappy football game that plays with a smile <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-uezfb_retro-soccer-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Retro Soccer - A swipey tappy football game that plays with a smile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There's something about the nonsense names in non-official football games that really gets my juices flowing. Take <em>Retro Soccer</em>, for example. There's a Swedish player called Thor. And the English keeper is called Safehands.<br><br>This fills me with joy. The sort of joy I usually reserve for a really big sandwich. And the game underneath all of the silly names is actually pretty slick as well.<br><br>There's a frantic speed to the game that means you're going to be smashing in goals and desperate slide tackles with aplomb. And it doesn't look too shabby either.<br><br><strong>Kick kick kick</strong><br><br>You control your team with taps and swipes. Poke an empty space on the pitch and you'll run there. Tap on a player and you'll select them.<br><br>When you've got the ball you can tap on a team mate to pass to them. Long press in a space and you'll perform a through ball. Swiping lets you shoot. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Retro+Soccer/review.asp?c=73399'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Retro+Soccer/review.asp?c=73399 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT [Update] Rusty Lake's Cube Escape: The Cave hits out on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xdzi_screen_shot_2017-03-16_at_11_41_50_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Rusty Lake's Cube Escape: The Cave hits out on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated March 23rd, 10:49</strong> -  Without delay the ninth in series and penultimate title, <em>Cube Escape: The Cave</em>, has been released on iOS and Android.<br><br> <br><br>Grab the game on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.RustyLake.CubeEscapeTheCave">Google Play</a> or the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1209468207">App Store</a> now, free-to-play. <br><br><hr /><br><br>After Rusty Lake's last title, <em>Rusty Lake: Roots</em>, only came out a few months back, we feel spoiled to learn that their next <em>Cube Escape</em> title, <em>The Cave</em>, is coming to iOS and Android next week.<br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Cube Escape: The Cave will come out on iOS, Android and <a href="https://t.co/t05nKKudht">https://t.co/t05nKKudht</a> on the 23rd of March 2017!</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Cube+Escape%3A+The+Cave/news.asp?c=73333'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Cube+Escape%3A+The+Cave/news.asp?c=73333 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:58:00 GMT Review: [Update] Super Mario Run review - Nintendo or Nintendon't? <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eanfj/super-mario-run.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Super Mario Run review - Nintendo or Nintendon't?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated March 23rd, 10:20</strong> - Now that the Android version is out it's clear to see that <em>Super Mario Run</em> hasn't changed between the platforms. All of its content is still just as fluid and its features and design are just as clean as the iOS version. <br><br>Sadly it still lacks replayability once the game's done and dusted, but we knew that already. <br><br><hr /><br><br>It's impressive just how much <em>Super Mario Run</em> manages to capture the magic of a Mario game - despite stripping away an enormous part of the original formula.<br><br>That part being: the ability to control Mario's movement. In this game, the world's most famous Italian plumber runs along automatically (and leapfrogs over low platforms and even enemies), leaving you only in charge of his signature springy leap. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Super+Mario+Run/review.asp?c=72431'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Super+Mario+Run/review.asp?c=72431 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:38:00 GMT Construction Simulator 2 trucks its way onto iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-nxyt_cs2_en_3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Construction Simulator 2 trucks its way onto iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just when you thought there wouldn’t be any more construction antics left to simulate, mobile developer astragon Entertainment has once again brought a new heavy duty sim onto iPhone and iPad as well as smartphones and tablets using Android, this time with its sequel to 2014 hit <em>Construction Simulator</em>. Letting you command an extensive fleet of 36 original licensed vehicles and machines, <em>Construction Simulator 2</em> aims to please those that don’t mind going a bridge too far.<br><br>Providing players with a prime opportunity to work their way across the fictive US state of Westside Plains in fully-realised 3D visuals, <em>Construction Simulator 2</em> doesn’t shy away from the heavy real-life machinery which the game accurately brings to life. Operate massive cranes, load up construction materials, undertake precise gardening and even road construction works as you take control of licensed vehicles from Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Bell, STILL, and ATLAS. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Construction+Simulator+2/news.asp?c=73390'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Construction+Simulator+2/news.asp?c=73390 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:02:00 GMT Review: Death Road to Canada review - A brilliant mobile port of a must-play game <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ksgry_death-road-to-canada-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Death Road to Canada review - A brilliant mobile port of a must-play game" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Within 20 minutes of starting <em>Death Road to Canada</em> I've already thrown an American flag at a group of dribbling retro flesh munchers, walked into a bathroom full of the undead, and sworn more times than I can count.<br><br>Plus my main character has a trait that makes her more annoying to the others sharing her car in this gore-splattered road trip through a thick pixel-ed, randomly generated rendition of America.<br><br>What I'm trying to say is that everything you loved about the PC version of <em>Death Road</em> is still here. It's here in spades, and the port to mobile hasn't stolen away too much of the game's playability either.<br><br><strong><br><br>When there's no more room in hell</strong><br><br>If you're not familiar with the game, it's essentially a dungeon crawler with a modern, zombie-filled twist. You and up to a car-full of allies are trying to make it to Canada, which is apparently free from the undead plague. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Death+Road+to+Canada/review.asp?c=73397'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Death+Road+to+Canada/review.asp?c=73397 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:01:31 GMT Creepy point-n-click Rusty Lake: Roots goes on sale for 1.99p / 1.99c <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-lgvjk_rusty-lake-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Creepy point-n-click Rusty Lake: Roots goes on sale for 1.99p / 1.99c" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Loyalty Game's Rusty Lake games, a sister series to Cube Escape, have always combined compelling puzzles with surreal visuals and story; <em>Rusty Lake: Roots</em> is the most recent entry in the interesting series, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1142016085">currently discounted</a> for the first time this year.<br><br>The mysterious confusing tale explores the secrets of a single family, showing snippets of their lives and gradually revealing a dark narrative from the collection of scenes. Each scene revolves around tricky puzzles, that often descend into twisted surreal elements.<br><br><em>Rusty Lake: Roots</em>' creepy atmosphere earned it a Silver Award <a href="r/iPad/Rusty+Lake%3A+Roots/review.asp?c=71829">in our review</a>, praised as "a dark and strange experience...grim and weird in all of the very best ways." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Rusty+Lake%3A+Roots/news.asp?c=73396'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Rusty+Lake%3A+Roots/news.asp?c=73396 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:55:51 GMT AcroSplat tips - General advice to get you started <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-rgps_acrosplat_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="AcroSplat tips - General advice to get you started" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Few games have stimulated as much interest on <em>PG</em> in recent months as <em><a href="r/iPad/Acrosplat/review.asp?c=73241">AcroSplat</a></em>. AppStreet's cute physics puzzler evokes memories of early smartphone classics like <em>Cut The Rope</em> and <em>Where's My Water</em>.<br><br>But it's also a tough game to master. There are a lot of things going on below <em>AcroSplat</em>'s colourful shell, and there's not a great deal of guidance. In fact, this is one of those rare games where you could argue that a little more hand-holding might have been in order in the early stages.<br><br>That's why we thought it might be a good idea to establish some baseline tips to help you on your way.<br><br><strong>Check out those colours</strong><br><br>With some physics puzzlers, you can adopt a trial and error approach and generally feel your way through. That won't really work with <em>AcroSplat</em>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Acrosplat/feature.asp?c=73393'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Acrosplat/feature.asp?c=73393 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:45:00 GMT