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 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:03:37 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer A Snake's Tale, a curious puzzler about maneuvering snakes around a board, heads to iOS and Android next week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-aklgqdwi_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A Snake's Tale, a curious puzzler about maneuvering snakes around a board, heads to iOS and Android next week" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Like solving puzzles in cramped environments and/or slippery snakes? You may want to keep an eye on <em>A Snake's Tale</em>, launching next week on iOS and Android.<br><br><em>A Snake's Tale</em> is a minimal puzzler where you've got to help a little snake make its way through a cramped level to get to the hole. You start off just having to move a snake or two out of the way, but quickly the levels will incorporate others elements like button-pressing. <br><br>With 80+ puzzles to solve and five different environments to get through, there could be a good challenge here. Don't forget, you've got to keep an eye on your tiny, slithery snake body. <br><br>Check out the trailer above to better understand the game. The puzzler will arrive on mobile and tablets next Tuesday, May 2nd, for £2.99/$2.99.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/A+Snake%27s+Tale/news.asp?c=73804'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/A+Snake%27s+Tale/news.asp?c=73804 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:56:00 GMT Dungeon Rushers gets a Never-ending Tower mini-expansion and drops in price for the first time <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vwonz/header.jpg" width="200" alt="Dungeon Rushers gets a Never-ending Tower mini-expansion and drops in price for the first time" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's been a while since we've touched on <em>Dungeon Rushers</em> but it looks like the game has two things to note this week: it got an update, and it's on sale for the first time.<br><br><em>Dungeon Rushers</em> is a tactical 2D RPG that we at Pocket Gamer rather fancied - so much so that it earned a very respectable Gold Award <a href="/r/iPhone/Dungeon+Rushers/review.asp?c=73140">in its review</a>. <br><br>What's new about the game is that it's now got a free mini-expansion: Never-ending Tower. Here, you can play endless, procedurally generated levels to reach the top of the leader-board. However it can only be unlocked once you've completed the first zone of the main game.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Dungeon+Rushers/news.asp?c=73803'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Dungeon+Rushers/news.asp?c=73803 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:46:00 GMT Match neon figures in the arcade game Neogen Beatz, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vxkd/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Match neon figures in the arcade game Neogen Beatz, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you're all about neon lights and games with a beat, <em>Neogen Beatz</em> might be something you'll enjoy, and it's out now on iOS and Android. <br><br>Neogen Beatz is an arcade game which lets you implement your own music into the gameplay. By choosing your favourite tracks, the music allegedly pulses through the background while you play. <br><br>The basic idea is to match the neon figures with their coloured counterparts at the other side of the level. This could be running from bottom to top, or it could totally reverse depending on the mode type. The higher your score, the better your chances at unlocking the six modes. <br><br>Grab the game free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1146135154">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.armnomads.Neogen">Google Play</a> now.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Neogen+Beatz/news.asp?c=73802'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Neogen+Beatz/news.asp?c=73802 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:14:07 GMT Review: Pengy Has a Dream review - a neat platformer with a unique mechanic <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zfbe/18175605_10154651935098175_1904427304_o.jpg" width="200" alt="Pengy Has a Dream review - a neat platformer with a unique mechanic" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Do you ever wonder if penguins think about why they can't fly and whether they'd want to?<br><br>The aptly-named <em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> touches on just that. Pengy can't fly, but he really, really wants to. <br><br>It's that innocence and simplicity that carries well in this case. Alongside clean animations, fairly fluid performance, and a simple but effective mechanic, it's a fun little game in small bursts.<br><br><strong>Think of a wonderful thought</strong><br><br>After having a chat with his bird friend, Wingy, all Pengy wants to do is travel the world. One night the Polar Spirit finds him, saying how moved it was by Pengy's dream and agrees to help him to fly. <br><br>Obviously Penguins can't fly, but they can slide like slippery ol' bobsleighs. And that's where you come in. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/review.asp?c=73795'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/review.asp?c=73795 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:49:11 GMT Help a penguin fly in Pengy Has a Dream, out now for iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gfokq/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Help a penguin fly in Pengy Has a Dream, out now for iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You'll believe what I say when penguins fly? Well, you best believe it, buddy, 'cos <em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> has flown out on the App Store. <br><br><em>Pengy Has a Dream</em> starts off exactly as you're think it would. After listening to his bird-friend talk about his adventures, all Pengy wants to do is travel. After the Polar Spirit is moved my Pengy's desires, it helps him achieve his dream - by drawing lines of ice for him to slide on. <br><br>The aim of the game here is just to keep your penguin friend 'flying' for as long as possible. If he happens to fall, or if you run out of ice, he'll end up in the snow and you'll have to start again.<br><br>Grab the charming adventure for £2.99/$2.99 on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1184347124">App Store</a> now, and stay tuned for its review. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/news.asp?c=73800'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pengy+Has+a+Dream/news.asp?c=73800 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:10:34 GMT Fire Emblem: Heroes stream reveals new Grand Hero Battle, Voting Gauntlet, in-game events, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-squbv/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Fire Emblem: Heroes stream reveals new Grand Hero Battle, Voting Gauntlet, in-game events, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <a href="/r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73789">Yesterday</a> you'll probably have read the fact that Nintendo had some <em>Fire Emblem: Heroes</em> news to spill in a 10-minute presentation. Just to keep you in the loop, here's what it was about. <br><br>As I'd previously predicted, the entirety of the presentation was in Japanese (which I don't speak very well), but thankfully an English record of events came about earlier today. <br><br>To keep it short and simple there were about five points that came up. <br><br><ul><br><br><li><strong>Xander's Grand Hero Battle</strong><br><br><ul> <br><br><li>The Nohrian Prince will be arriving on May 2nd.</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73799'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73799 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:50:28 GMT New iOS and Android games out this week - April 28 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-mubd/besttitle.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS and Android games out this week - April 28" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Welcome to our weekly round-up of the latest game releases to hit the App Store and Google Play Store.<br><br>Not all of what follows will be brilliant. Some of it might be flat out rotten. But all of these new games have piqued our interest in one way or another.<br><br>We'll be running through some of the better games of the week in a few day's time. For now, here's what's new.<br><br><strong>Die With Glory </strong><br><br>By Cloud Castle - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/die-with-glory/id1173444739?mt=8">buy on iOS<br><br></a><br><br><em>Die With Glory</em> is a really gorgeous-looking adventure game in which you have to help Sigurd the viking warrior find his way to Valhalla.<br><br><strong>Cosmo Race</strong><br><br>By Nanoo Company - <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cosmo-race/id1180971527?mt=8">download on iOS</a> / <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nanoo.cosmoracer">download on Android <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=73794'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Best+new+iOS+games/feature.asp?c=73794 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:30:00 GMT Missile Cards will combine missile defense and Solitaire when it arrives on iOS this year <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-csxug/card3.jpg" width="200" alt="Missile Cards will combine missile defense and Solitaire when it arrives on iOS this year" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Reminiscent of how games like <em>Card Crawl</em> and <em>Card Thief</em> translated different genres to deck-based style, <em>Missile Cards</em> imagines hectic <em>Missile Command</em>-style action in terms of Solitaire, card synergy, and deck building.<br><br>Protecting the Earth in <em>Missile Cards</em> is as easy as using the best card at the right time, each one representing the tools of your arsenal. Missiles, lasers, shields, and repair drones are just some of the weapons in your deck, as you draw and play cards in turn-based fashion.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Missile+Cards/news.asp?c=73797'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Missile+Cards/news.asp?c=73797 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:58:35 GMT Quantum Revenge gets discounted to 99p / 99c in first sale <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-ccvw/iphone-screenshot-1.jpeg" width="200" alt="Quantum Revenge gets discounted to 99p / 99c in first sale" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Released earlier this month, <em>Quantum Revenge</em> is a bullet shmup that puts you behind the controls of powerful mechs, and it's currently on sale for its lowest price yet on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1066347510">App Store</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realtechvr.qrevenge">Google Play</a>.<br><br>Choosing between differents, weapons, and special attacks, you wage cosmic warfare against invading aliens, dodging their attacks while destroying waves of enemies with a varied arsenal.<br><br><a href="r/iPhone/Quantum+Revenge/review.asp?c=73546">Our review</a> described a game with decent ideas and gameplay, with systems and design issues that hampered the shmup action. If you're in desperate need for a new mobile shooter, you can purchase <em>Quantum Revenge</em> on <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1066347510">iOS</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.realtechvr.qrevenge">Android</a> devices. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Quantum+Revenge/news.asp?c=73796'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Quantum+Revenge/news.asp?c=73796 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:19:15 GMT Build your ultimate team in Robot Unicorn Attack 3, out now on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zzlyp/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Build your ultimate team in Robot Unicorn Attack 3, out now on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just to add a little rainbowy pinkness to the day, <em>Robot Unicorn Attack 3</em> has just launched on iOS and Android. <br><br>Take a leisurely sprint through the stars in <em>Robot Unicorn 3</em> with your team of three runners. You've still got thee tries at the round before your points are tallied, but instead you'll be tagging in with your other robot unicorns to see if they'll fare any better.<br><br>Collect tears to construct your citadel and build stables for your unicorn allies, or just melt them down to upgrade your favourites. You can also send your un-melted stabled unicorns on raids to collect rare rewards and more. <br><br>Grab <em>Robot Unicorn Attack 3</em> free-to-play on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1065633819">App Store</a> or <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.turner.robotunicornattack3">Google Play</a> now.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Robot+Unicorn+Attack+3/news.asp?c=73793'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Robot+Unicorn+Attack+3/news.asp?c=73793 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:48:24 GMT Team17 drops the sadistic circus show Penarium on iOS and Android <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ebjy_unnamed__1__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Team17 drops the sadistic circus show Penarium on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With Team17 (<em>The Escapists</em>/<em>Worms</em>) being super-duper sneaky, they've just launched the popular PC game <em>Penarium</em> on iOS and Android.<br><br><em>Penarium</em> is a marvelously sadistic circus extravaganza by Self Made Miracle where you take on the form of an antihero, Willy. Trapped in an insane death-show-of-a-circus, Willy has to jump, run, and generally avoid killer traps as an audience cheers out, more for his blood than for his survival. <br><br>Apart from the 30 single-player campaign levels and three arcade survival levels to beat, you'll also have online leaderboards to top and a bunch of achievements to unlock. <br><br>Currently available on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/307590/Penarium/">Steam</a>, with relatively good reviews, you can now grab <em>Penarium </em>on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1055603116">App Store</a> for £1.99/$1.99 or on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Penarium.app">Google Play</a> for a similar price.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Penarium/news.asp?c=73791'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Penarium/news.asp?c=73791 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:58:13 GMT Nintendo's got something to tell us about Fire Emblem: Heroes tomorrow <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vdsz/fire-emblem-heroes.jpg" width="200" alt="Nintendo's got something to tell us about Fire Emblem: Heroes tomorrow" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After the premium but short-lived experience of <em>Super Mario Run</em>, <em>Fire Emblem: Heroes</em> is definitely better received. However through its frequent updates it looks like Nintendo's got more news to share in a stream coming tomorrow. <br><br>According to <a href="http://nintendoeverything.com/nintendo-to-deliver-fire-emblem-heroes-news-during-10-minute-live-stream-tomorrow/">Nintendo Everything</a> the stream will only last 10 minutes and we have absolutely no idea what sort of things will be included. We just know it'll "<em>deliver the latest information</em>".<br><br>As NE pointed out, it's only been announced in Japan but it's likely to affect the game worldwide whatever news is shared. We'll keep you update if we learn more.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73789'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fire+Emblem%3A+Heroes/news.asp?c=73789 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:28:59 GMT The popular drawing game Pictionary launches its first official mobile app <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-dspok_pictionary_mobile2__png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The popular drawing game Pictionary launches its first official mobile app" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Remember those Christmas and Easter celebrations where you cracked the <em>Pictionary </em>kit out and learnt that not everyone has artist talent? Well, it's now available as a mobile experience, so get ready for some family arguments.<br><br><em>Pictionary</em> was a familiar event staple right next to Yahtzee and Monopoly, and now that you've got the digital version at your fingertips you can at least say goodbye to wasting paper. <br><br>In the thousands of words you can draw, there're several categories: Person, Place, Animal, Object, Action, and Difficult. You'll have a choice of drawing tool types, including crayons and paintbrushes, and an eraser (of course).<br><br>Just to keep things simple you've got two game modes to muck around with. One is your usual challenge of drawing and having people guess it, but the other is a real-time two-vs-two challenge where the winner takes it all.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pictionary+%28TM%29/news.asp?c=73787'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Pictionary+%28TM%29/news.asp?c=73787 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:00:00 GMT Review: Binary Dash review - A tough two touch platformer <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ilpu_binary-dash-ios-3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Binary Dash review - A tough two touch platformer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Binary Dash</em> doesn't do anything revolutionary. It's a simple to understand, hard to master bite-sized platformer. We've seen a lot of them on the App Store. You know exactly what you're getting here.<br><br>But that's not too bad a thing. Because what you're getting is a slick and sharp two-touch platformer with some neat ideas and a whole bunch of levels.<br><br>It might not offer anything spectacularly new, but everything here is brilliantly well put together. So much so that you're likely to find yourself dipping in and out of it for weeks.<br><br><strong>Two taps</strong><br><br>You've got two controls here. Tap on the right of the screen and your little block will jump. Tap on the left of the screen and it'll switch the side of the level it's moving along.<br><br>You'll dash through super short levels, grabbing coins. Grab all the coins and you'll get three stars, but you don't need to snag them all to finish a level. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Binary+Dash/review.asp?c=73786'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Binary+Dash/review.asp?c=73786 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:00:00 GMT [Update] Under Leaves is a colourful hidden object game, out now on iOS and Steam <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kuqmo_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="[Update] Under Leaves is a colourful hidden object game, out now on iOS and Steam" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated April 27th, 11:18 AM</strong>: <em>Under Leaves</em> is now available for you to play on iOS and Steam. <br><br>Traverse the jungle, the ocean, the forest, and more to discover a mixture of exotic animals. Aside from the curious collection tasks, you can also enjoy the soothing soundtrack and pretty, hand-drawn illustrations. <br><br>Grab the game on the <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1082189848">App Store</a> for £1.99/$1.99, or for a similar price on <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/567030/Under_Leaves/">Steam</a>. <br><br> <br><br><hr /><br><br>If you're a fan of hidden object games you might want to keep an eye on <em>Under Leaves</em>, coming to iOS next week. <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Under+Leaves/news.asp?c=73684'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Under+Leaves/news.asp?c=73684 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:24:00 GMT