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 Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:02:50 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Hidden My Game By Mom is back as it surprise-launches on iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xbvd/-lajdm6wri3l--xudcxtxl4ompjrlpjr.jpg" width="200" alt="Hidden My Game By Mom is back as it surprise-launches on iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Hap Inc. has released their newest addition to the Hidden My Game By Mom series. The third game in the charming puzzle game series is out on iOS right now and will be coming to Android soon.<br><br>The game has you play as a young boy who is looking for his Nintendo DS that was hidden by his mum. The mechanics play like a simple point and click adventure game - you look around your living room paying close attention to where your DS might be, collecting items that will help you solve the puzzle, but also trying to avoid your mum who will send you back to the beginning of the level if she catches you.<br><br>The scenarios that you're placed in get incrementally more bizarre and hilarious as you go. In previous games, you needed to figure out how to get past a marching band walking through your living room and how to successfully get your game out of a crocodile's mouth. It's a surreal game to say the least, but also so funny and so satisfying to play. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Hidden+My+Game+By+Mom+3/news.asp?c=78138'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Hidden+My+Game+By+Mom+3/news.asp?c=78138 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:07:00 GMT Today's Star Wars: Force Arena update introduces Clone Wars characters to the roster <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fcrw/swfa_180718_pr_en.jpg" width="200" alt="Today's Star Wars: Force Arena update introduces Clone Wars characters to the roster" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> There are dozens of Star Wars mobile games out there right now, so many that it’s hard to choose just one to play. But if you’re a fan of the Clone Wars then maybe Star Wars: Force Arena is the one for you.<br><br>The game's latest update adds in a whole host of characters from the Clone Wars era. You'll be able to play as the rebel hero Ahsoka Tano or the evil imperial leader Gar Saxon, as well as, four other favourites from the Clone Wars. You'll also get the chance to use new abilities, like launching a B-Wing prototype or Imperial Super Commandos.<br><br>Also, Force Arena will be running an event until July 26th. The Jawa's Special Offer will give players powerful rewards, that is, if you spend enough Credits. No, that's not my favourite caveat either. You'll probably have to have built up quite a few Credits to reap the benefits of this event. So, sorry new players, you'll just have to wait until the next special offer. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Star+Wars%3A+Force+Arena/news.asp?c=78137'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Star+Wars%3A+Force+Arena/news.asp?c=78137 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:04:31 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em, James, and Ric prepare to bid farewell to Clementine with the first trailer for the last season of The Walking Dead.<br><br>They also take a look at the Sega Ages launch on Switch, which will bring the original Sonic to the portable console.<br><br>Chat then turns to managing a Formula 1 team with the release of Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, and DC characters fighting each other in the cutest way imaginable in Teen Titans GO Figure.<br><br><strong>Download episode 448:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep448.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78140'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78140 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02:29 GMT App Army Assemble: Isoland 2 - A point and click adventure that could've used a little direction <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jpie/unnamed__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="App Army Assemble: Isoland 2 - A point and click adventure that could've used a little direction" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's the end of another week and that can mean only two things. One - we need to crack out our comfy pants and get ready for a weekend of chilling, and two - it's time to see what the App Army's been digging into this week.<br><br>We gave them at shot at the adventure puzzler, Isoland 2. This time the story takes us through time and space as we unravel parts of a lost civilisation. <br><br>As with the previous title in the series, we're faced with striking hand-drawn artwork, a curious non-linear storyline, and much more... but what does our App Army think of it? Let's find out. <br><br><strong>Mark Abukoff (iPhone 7)</strong><br><br>This is a combination of hidden object and puzzle solving. Isoland 2 has nice, clear graphics, though I personally dislike the style. Its music was inoffensive, but repetitive, so I turned the sound off. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Isoland+2%3A+Ashes+of+Time/feature.asp?c=78139'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Isoland+2%3A+Ashes+of+Time/feature.asp?c=78139 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:24:07 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Healing Zoo Warlock <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-etx/image.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Healing Zoo Warlock" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Zoolock is a classic aggro archetype that's been around from the earliest days of the game. It's particularly popular with new players because you can build a pretty powerful deck on the cheap. It's fallen out of favour the last few seasons, though, as the meta has slowed down.<br><br>Now though, it's back with a very surprising twist. What was once known as a super-aggressive deck now comes packed with healing effects. Yet it works thanks to some unusual combos, and it can help keep you in the game if you suffer a bad draw.<br><br><strong>Card Choices<br><br></strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Flame Imp</li><br><br><li>2 x Kobold Librarian</li><br><br><li>2 x Soulfire</li><br><br><li>2 x Voidwalker</li><br><br><li>2 x Despicable Dreadlord</li><br><br></ul><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Lightwarden</li><br><br><li>2 x Voodoo Doctor</li><br><br><li>1 x Prince Keleseth</li><br><br><li>2 x Fungal Enchanter</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=78111'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=78111 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:18:58 GMT 739 million zombies have already been killed in The Walking Dead: Our World <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wfyarcr/twd_ourworld_square-300x300.jpg" width="200" alt="739 million zombies have already been killed in The Walking Dead: Our World" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just a week after it's release, The Walking Dead: Our World is showing off how well it’s doing with a nice looking infographic.<br><br>It lays out a bunch of interesting stats, like how many zombies have been killed between all players and how many bases have been built, but some of the more interesting stats have to do with time played.<br><br>On average, people's playtime is 37 minutes per day, and 7 sessions per day. For a game that encourages you to go outside and explore, I would have thought the playtime would be higher.<br><br>Perhaps I'm surprised since the game's closest comparison is Pokemon Go and people were playing that for hours on end when it was first released. Although it’s kinda unfair to compare the two, this game was never going to have the same cultural impact that Pokemon Go did. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78135'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Walking+Dead%3A+Our+World/news.asp?c=78135 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:11:16 GMT Review: Brighter Fighter review - A particularly gaudy 2D shmup <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mivss/brighter-fighter-title.jpg" width="200" alt="Brighter Fighter review - A particularly gaudy 2D shmup" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> One gaming genre that probably doesn't need any further brightening up on mobile is the shoot-'em-up.<br><br>From Bullet Hell Monday to <a href="r/iPhone/Aka+to+Blue/review.asp?c=75426">Aka to Blue</a>, this is a genre that's made the hop from arcade to smartphone with a bonus bling injection.<br><br>Brighter Fighter begs to differ, however, with an especially colourful take on the humble blaster.<br><br><strong>Shmup to no good</strong><br><br>This is classic smartphone shmup fare. Your nimble little craft auto-moves and shoots to the right, and it's on you to touch and drag it around the screen to dodge incoming fire and to take out waves of enemy craft.<br><br>There are power-ups to collect, which enhance your blaster or shield your craft. You can also target static sections of the level or dropping bombs, both of which will take out multiple enemies in their blast radius. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Brighter+Fighter/review.asp?c=78136'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Brighter+Fighter/review.asp?c=78136 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:30:00 GMT Marvel Battle Lines gets a gameplay trailer at San Diego Comic-Con <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hhvfq/mbl_icon_ios_w_legalline_1070x1070__1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Marvel Battle Lines gets a gameplay trailer at San Diego Comic-Con " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Marvel Battle Lines has just revealed its first bit of gameplay footage at San Diego Comic-Con, and hey, it actually looks pretty cool.<br><br>It seems to have taken a little inspiration from Hearthstone with some of its mechanics. It's a one vs one where you have a pre-built deck of cards that all have their own unique effects and abilities, and you have to lower your opponent's health to zero in order to win. However, the board is quite different being a 3x4 grid with your cards occupying one square.<br><br>It's an interesting change which leaps making me think about the gameplay implications and sheer possibilities of different ways to play. You'll not only have to consider what's the best card to use in any given situation but also where about on the board it should be placed. It adds an extra layer of strategy which I think will make for an engaging gameplay experience. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Marvel+Battle+Lines/news.asp?c=78134'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Marvel+Battle+Lines/news.asp?c=78134 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:59:50 GMT Apocalypse Hunters mixes AR technology and deck building, and it's out right now <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jest/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Apocalypse Hunters mixes AR technology and deck building, and it's out right now" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> What happens when you mix together a deck-building card game and a location-based AR experience? Why you get something a lot like Apocalypse Hunters, which has just come out for iOS.<br><br>It's a game that sees you walking around the real world in order to collect digital cards. Imagine Pokemon Go, but instead of simple battles, you're building up a deck of powerful monsters that you can use to fight other players.<br><br>And it's not just about the location, the weather plays a part in your collecting too. It's a really interesting mix of genres, and hopefully it's going to get a decent number of players so you've always got something to do.<br><br>If you want to grab the game, which is free, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1129935806">you can do so by clicking on this link right here</a>. Who knows, you might see us out on the streets sometime. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Apocalypse+Hunters/news.asp?c=78124'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Apocalypse+Hunters/news.asp?c=78124 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT Shadow Fight 3’s long-awaited 5th chapter punches its way onto iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dwsst_shadow-fight_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Shadow Fight 3’s long-awaited 5th chapter punches its way onto iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you’re one of the 40 million players that have been following along with <em>Shadow Fight 3’s</em> arse-kicking, episodic story, it’s time to jump back into the fold thanks to the long-awaited release of chapter five. Featuring lots more enemies and three new bosses to take down, the <em>Shadow Fight 3</em> saga continues.<br><br>Set immediately after the events of chapter four, <em>Shadow Fight 3’s</em> fifth chapter sees you deal with the late revelation that Shadow Fight 2’s original protagonist, Shadow, is still alive. He’s secretly been in hiding for many years, and now he’s come back to join the story. Taking place on a mysterious new island, the latest chapter will see you confront the past.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Shadow+Fight+3/news.asp?c=78131'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Shadow+Fight+3/news.asp?c=78131 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:09:00 GMT Review: Don't Let Go review - An endless faller with real panache <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-kyxm/dont-let-go-title.jpg" width="200" alt="Don't Let Go review - An endless faller with real panache" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> As video game settings go, what could be more panic-inducing than running through a dark zombie-filled forest or away from a giant boulder?<br><br>How about falling through an endless void? Yeah, that'll do it.<br><br>That's the premise of Don't Let Go, an endless runner (or rather, faller) of some poise and focus.<br><br><strong>What a dive</strong><br><br>As each round starts, your twin characters find themselves skydiving through space. Yep, there's another poor sucker along for the ride, and by joining hands you form a curious multi-jointed snake of sorts.<br><br>Holding the left-hand button causes your two-man team to rotate anti-clockwise, while holding the button the right spins you the other way. You'll need to do this, too, because there are a whole bunch of objects in your flightpath, from spiked balls to partially constructed sky platforms. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Don%27t+Let+Go/review.asp?c=78125'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Don%27t+Let+Go/review.asp?c=78125 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT Review: Rowdy Wrestling review - The ultimate warrior or a chair to the face? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-hfki_rowdy-wrestling-ios-review-screenshot-a-rumble-in-full-swing_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Rowdy Wrestling review - The ultimate warrior or a chair to the face?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Wrestling is, for the most part, ridiculous. It's about sweaty men lifting each other up and twirling each other around while rock music plays and bright lights flash everywhere.<br><br>Now, you could recreate that piece by piece, pixel by pixel, and you might get close to capturing the oiled up spectacle. Or you could take the route that Rowdy Wrestling takes. It's high on spectacle, utterly ridiculous, and an awful lot of fun.<br><br>If you've played Wrasslin', Colin Lane's other game about grappling, you're going to know what to expect here. But there's plenty more added that's going to pull you back in for a second bite.<br><br><strong>Let's get rowdy<br><br></strong><br><br>Like before, you're controlling a single wrestler. You've got controls that move you left and right, and buttons that let you attack and jump. It's simple, but the chaos is built on the ludicrous physics that make up the heart of the game. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Rowdy+Wrestling/review.asp?c=78128'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Rowdy+Wrestling/review.asp?c=78128 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:52:32 GMT Niantic opens up about Pokemon GO's three-strike discipline policy <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-qijpn/13589015_1232834743395847_330578390_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Niantic opens up about Pokemon GO's three-strike discipline policy" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Niantic has posted their three-strike discipline policy on the company blog for all to see. In a new move towards transparency, the <em>Pokemon GO</em> developer walks players through the grounds Niantic has for banning players. <a href="https://www.wired.com/2017/05/pokemon-go-cheaters-shadowban/">The company has had a system in place for banning players in the past</a>, but no one really new for sure how it worked.<br><br>The three-strike system is actually pretty self-explanatory, increasing the level of disciplinary response each time until the offender is banned completely after the third incident. Niantic wants to give people the benefit of the doubt, acknowledging that everyone messes up from time to time. However, depending on the behavior, Niantic may issue an immediate account termination without warning. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78126'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pokemon+GO/news.asp?c=78126 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:06:25 GMT Isle of Skye is another brilliant board game adaptation, and it's out now for iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-yaqo/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Isle of Skye is another brilliant board game adaptation, and it's out now for iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're a fan of board games, we've got some good news for you. Publishing giant Asmodee Digital has released yet another game on mobile. This time it's a digital adaptation of the classic board game Isle of Skye.<br><br>What's Isle of Skye I hear you asking? Well it's an island near Scotland. But it's also a game about clans warring for control of said island.<br><br>It's not violent war though, it's economic war. You're building the island as you go, and setting the prices for the goods and areas you're building.<br><br>If you want an idea of how good the game is, when it first came out it was nominated for 11 awards, and won two, including the prestigious 2016 Kennerspiel des Jahres. That's a pretty impressive CV and no mistake.<br><br>So if you fancy seeing if you can be the best chief on the island, <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1326879265">you can click this link here to pick up the game right this second</a>. It'll set you back £4.99 / $4.99, and we reckon it's well worth it. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Isle+of+Skye/news.asp?c=78123'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Isle+of+Skye/news.asp?c=78123 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:08:40 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week: Motorsport Manager 3, Teen Titans Go Figure!, Hags Castle, and more <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-pwojb_cn_teentitansgofigure_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week: Motorsport Manager 3, Teen Titans Go Figure!, Hags Castle, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I swear, I'm shocked to see Thursday come around so quickly each week and I'll no doubt be shocked to see if for many months more. But, here we are on new game day, ready to check out what titles have burst from mobile's metaphorical womb and into the world. <br><br>Er, okay, that got a bit weird, but you know where I'm going with this. <br><br>From sports management sims to daft little adventure games, there's a great variety of mobile titles to dig into just in time for the weekend. Let's take a look. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Teen+Titans+GO+Figure%21/news.asp?c=78121'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Teen+Titans+GO+Figure%21/news.asp?c=78121 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:10:49 GMT