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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:33:12 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Sci-fi action game Icey is now available on the App Store <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lvact/icey1.jpg" width="200" alt="Sci-fi action game Icey is now available on the App Store" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> While a <a href="r/Switch/ICEY/news.asp?c=75604">Switch port</a> is still in the works, iOS players can check out <em>Icey</em><span style="font-size: 10pt;">'s fast-paced combat a tad bit sooner, as the game has released on iPad and iPhone.</span><br><br>As the titular Icey, you dash, slash, and dodge through waves of enemies and stages, earning money to unlock new moves and abilities and expand your combat moveset.<br><br>Character action games such as DMC are the inspiration behind Icey's melee, so juggling, mid-air combos, perfect parries, and other skillful moves lets you defeat the game's robotic bosses and foes.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/ICEY/news.asp?c=75658'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/ICEY/news.asp?c=75658 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:47:07 GMT A crowd-funded board game version of Fightlings could well be on the way <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vuys_fightlings_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="A crowd-funded board game version of Fightlings could well be on the way" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You might remember a few weeks ago that we went hands-on with a game called <em>Fightlings</em>. It's a mix of <em>Pokemon GO</em>, a CCG, and the card game pairs. You <a href="/r/iPhone/Fightlings/news.asp?c=74918">can read all about it by clicking here</a>.<br><br>Well if that got you interested, you might be even more interested to hear that a tabletop version of the game has just gone live on Kickstarter. This physical version obviously doesn't have the <em>PGO</em> trappings, but it still looks pretty darn interesting.<br><br>It's sort of a deck builder, but it also throws in card-battling elements. You're trying to find pairs of cards in a hidden deck, then using them to smack your opponent in the face until their hit points get down to zero. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fightlings/news.asp?c=75655'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Fightlings/news.asp?c=75655 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:43:38 GMT Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - The Guides Axiom <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kokf_guides-axiom-icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - The Guides Axiom" 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><br><br>The Guides Axiom<br><br></strong><em>The Guides Axiom</em> is a direct sequel to <em>The Guides</em>, with a bunch more tough code puzzles to crack. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Guides+Axiom/feature.asp?c=75652'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/The+Guides+Axiom/feature.asp?c=75652 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMT New iOS, Android, PS Vita, 3DS, AR, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Warhammer Quest 2, Mmm Fingers, Game of Thrones: Conquest, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rhixtp/wq2_tet_logo.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, PS Vita, 3DS, AR, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Warhammer Quest 2, Mmm Fingers, Game of Thrones: Conquest, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It feels like the days are only getting faster as Thursday's come around again... which is fine with me because <em>Super Mario Odyssey </em>releases in a week. Ya-hoo!<br><br>As you'll know by now today's the day we chat about what awesome games are out on the market this week. Though we'll have more games to throw at you tomorrow, so do stay tuned. <br><br>We've had a ton of new games release on iOS this week, but some tidy gems on Android too so don't be too disappointed just yet. I'll also be adding 3DS and Vita games as they launch.<br><br><strong>iOS/Android</strong><br><br><strong>Warhammer Quest</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Perchang</li><br><br><li>Price: £4.99/$4.99</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1216686234">iOS</a></li><br><br></ul><br><br>"<em>In Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times, you will lead your warriors across a war torn land and into dungeons for wealth and glory! Swing swords, fire arrows and cast spells as you fight through the denizens of Chaos. Success in battle is rewarded with new weapons, armours, skills and treasure</em>." <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Warhammer+Quest+2/feature.asp?c=75637'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Warhammer+Quest+2/feature.asp?c=75637 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:48:16 GMT Review: Time Recoil review - A slowed down and sped up top-down shooter <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-jgdks_time-recoil-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Time Recoil review - A slowed down and sped up top-down shooter" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Time Recoil</em> is a shooter that plays by its own rules. Or at the very least it plays by the rules of a whole bunch of other shooters, but squishes those rules into new shapes to fit into the top-down blaster genre.<br><br>And it does it with quite a lot of skill. There are a few niggles here, as you might expect from a game that was built with physical controls in mind, but when things click into place it's super slick and super original.<br><br>There are a few problems with pacing too, but those are pretty easy to look past when you're gunning down hordes of bad guys, smashing through walls, and generally having a lovely old time.<br><br><strong>Into the cosmic future</strong><br><br>The game sees you playing a super-powered time travelling secret agent. You bounce between different, but really rather similar, time lines, stealing things, killing targets, and rescuing people to aid you in your fight against Mr. Time. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Time+Recoil/review.asp?c=75651'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Time+Recoil/review.asp?c=75651 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:38:13 GMT The adventure platformer Cally's Caves 4 heads to iOS on November 7th <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-oyjyht_image4_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="The adventure platformer Cally's Caves 4 heads to iOS on November 7th" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After a fair while coming, <em>Cally's Caves 4</em> will be available on your iPhone or iPad in November.<br><br><em>Cally's Caves 4</em> is the next installment in the popular adventure platformer, <em>Cally's Caves</em> (duh). After Cally and the gang set off on a world-wide quest to find a cure for Rupert's curse, they stumble across a secret society with not-so-stable leader, Ivan Magnus. With your friend in the danger zone, it's time to take the maniacal leader down a peg. <br><br>Here come the numbers - there are 320 levels complete with enemies, 11 boss fights, 11 weapons with 88 forms, three game modes (Regular, New Game, and Survival), new costumes, an expanded weapons mod, and a brand-new story arc to enjoy. I'd say it's shaping up to be an enjoyable ride, don't you? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Cally%27s+Caves+4/news.asp?c=75649'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Cally%27s+Caves+4/news.asp?c=75649 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:09:05 GMT Jodeo is an experimental puzzler from 'hocus' and 'voi' developer, coming to iOS November 2nd <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wurne/8854.jpg" width="200" alt="Jodeo is an experimental puzzler from 'hocus' and 'voi' developer, coming to iOS November 2nd" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Today we learnt that Gamebra.in, developer of hocus, voi, and pocus, has another project coming to iOS, and next month at that. <br><br>It's taken three years but <em>Jodeo</em> is a somewhat experimental game based on an imaginary principle: if you put a 2D object in with a 3D object and add '<a href="https://twitter.com/gamebra_in/status/914072328404979712">chicken head</a>' physics how would they react together? That sounds bizarre but stay with me here. <br><br>Check out the video above for a look at how the game's going to play. It's not particularly straight forward at this point what the whole deal is, but there'll be 14 different conditions and 30 different experiments to work through. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Jodeo/news.asp?c=75648'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Jodeo/news.asp?c=75648 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:15:34 GMT Review: Wheels of Aurelia review - An enlightening narrative game that lacks drive <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-egfgw_icon_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Wheels of Aurelia review - An enlightening narrative game that lacks drive" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In my first ten minutes with Wheels of Aurelio I've discussed European sexual politics, found out the history of the town of Bracciano, and picked up a Juventus-supporting hitchhiker on an epic road trip along the west Italian coast.<br><br>I also found time to lose a road race to a smarmy jerk and promptly had to hand over the keys to my nippy sports car. Fortunately, a passing hippy gave me her camper van, which I've since used to rush my squeeze to hospital with suspected pregnancy complications.<br><br>You've hopefully realised that <em>Wheels of Aurelia</em> isn't like other mobile games. That's both the game's defining strength and its key weakness.<br><br><strong>Alfa female</strong><br><br><em>Wheels of Aurelia</em> is essentially a road trip game that celebrates conversations and driving - in that order of priority. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Wheels+of+Aurelia/review.asp?c=75647'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Wheels+of+Aurelia/review.asp?c=75647 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:07:39 GMT 50 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="50 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>AdVenture Communist</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Kongregate </li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1225683141">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?hl=en&id=com.kongregate.mobile.adventurecommunist.google">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Country: Finland, Norway, Philippines, Sweden, Canada</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Get ready to get tappy in this latest idle clicker. Become the leader of your very own communist state and collect the resources you need to build the ultimate super power. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:46:00 GMT Eternity Guardians guide - its history and heroes <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-lngp/20170830.jpg" width="200" alt="Eternity Guardians guide - its history and heroes" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Eternity Guardians</em>, the atmospheric action MMORPG from Shenzhen EZFun, tells a tale of good versus evil, as the mortal world strives to keep the evil gods at bay. It’s all based on Norse mythology, with many familiar players like Odin and Loki featured in the cast. <em>Eternity Guardians</em> weaves an intricate tale of struggle and triumph, so let’s break down the game’s back story and major characters.<br><br><strong><br><br>An epic tale of good versus evil </strong><br><br>The story of <em>Eternity Guardians</em> began over a thousand years ago when the humans and elves sealed away the evil dragon Nidhogg from the mortal plane. Humans, elves, and orcs lived together in peace for hundreds of years before the orcs started to encroach on the borders of human and elf civilization, inciting war. The orcs teamed up with the evil organization, Pandora, to invade the humans and elves, summoning the ancient gods in the process. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Eternity+Guardians/feature.asp?c=75646'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Eternity+Guardians/feature.asp?c=75646 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:04:00 GMT Tickets now available for Clash Royale's Crown Championship finale, taking place in London's Copper Box Arena December 3rd <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-stblg/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Tickets now available for Clash Royale's Crown Championship finale, taking place in London's Copper Box Arena December 3rd" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> In case you're not aware just yet, <em>Clash Royale</em> will soon be hosting the final of their global competition to find out who exactly has what it takes to be the best of the best. <br><br>When the competition kicked off in August there were over 27 million players battling it out to earn their place at the top of the list. 16 players are still in the running but only one can take home the crown and the $150,000 mega-prize. <br><br>If you want don't want to miss the grand final you can watch it on <a href="https://go.twitch.tv/clashroyale">Twitch</a> or <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_F8DoJf9MZogEOU51TpTbQ">YouTube</a>, or if you want to be in the action you can grab yourself a ticket to the live event in London's Copper Box Arena. This'll cost you £40 per ticket, but you've got a few mystery items waiting for you if you decide to partake.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=75645'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Clash+Royale/news.asp?c=75645 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:41:58 GMT With Legacy of Discord celebrating its 1 year anniversary, we spoke to YOOZOO about the success of its hit ARPG <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-guy/1680x900.jpg" width="200" alt="With Legacy of Discord celebrating its 1 year anniversary, we spoke to YOOZOO about the success of its hit ARPG" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Legacy of Discord</em> - the fantasy-set Action MMORPG from Yoozoo Games – has ascended once more to reach yet another milestone, this time celebrating its one-year anniversary. Originally released simultaneously on both iOS and Android in October of 2016, the action epic has garnered millions of fans worldwide, and has plenty in store for them from today onwards to celebrate the prestigious landmark.<br><br>The two most notable additions players can look forward to in <em>Legacy of Discord’s</em> anniversary update comes in the form of an upgraded Metamorph system and an entirely new survival-based mode dubbed “Last Guardian".<br><br>To learn more about the past lessons learned and exciting developments planned for <em>Legacy of Discord</em> for the rest of 2017 and beyond, Pocket Gamer recently sat down with the folks behind the game. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Legacy+of+Discord+%2D+Furious+Wings/news.asp?c=75642'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Legacy+of+Discord+%2D+Furious+Wings/news.asp?c=75642 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:07:24 GMT Ridiculous Rugby's fast-paced contact sports charges on iOS and Android next month <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-tbu_rugby3_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Ridiculous Rugby's fast-paced contact sports charges on iOS and Android next month" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Inspired by the humorous physics and arcade game style of <em>Dunkers</em>, <em>Ridiculous Rugby</em> promises aggressive sports action and ragdoll wackiness when it releases on mobile in late November.<br><br>After building your ultimate team, you face off on the Championship field, tackling, sprinting, and somersaulting towards scoring a goal. Every match is only sixty seconds, and each one is a crush of crashing bodies, flipping players, wild leaps, and last-minute scores.<br><br>Off the field, <em>Ridiculous Rugby</em> features some light management elements, letting you steal the players with the best stats from other teams to become the ultimate force on the rugby field. While you'll mainly play against the AI, a local two-player multiple mode will be coming to tablets after launch. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ridiculous+Rugby/news.asp?c=75641'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Ridiculous+Rugby/news.asp?c=75641 Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:11:13 GMT Review: PUSH review - A thinking person's button basher <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-uazjc/img_4825.jpg" width="200" alt="PUSH review - A thinking person's button basher" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You can tell <em>PUSH</em> is from the same developer as <em>HOOK</em> and <em>Klocki</em> from the very first puzzle. It's got the same brutally sparse style, and the same total confidence in its core mechanic.<br><br>With no explanatory text, virtually no menu clutter, and absolutely no distracting advertising, <em>PUSH</em> gets straight to the point.<br><br>You have a 3D shape hanging in space with a bunch of blank buttons across its surfaces. Naturally, you press them all. Level one complete. You're away.<br><br><strong><br><br>Push button to start</strong><br><br>From this bracingly transparent beginning, <em>PUSH</em> starts to introduce numerous variations and mutations, all containing their own immediately graspable internal logic.<br><br>You're introduced to the concept of pushing buttons in sequence - those with one dot first, two dots second and so on. Buttons with dashes instead of dots, you find, work in reverse order. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/PUSH/review.asp?c=75639'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/PUSH/review.asp?c=75639 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:29:34 GMT Review: MMM Fingers 2 review - More of the same, but betterer <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-eyvas_mmm-fingers-2-ios-2_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="MMM Fingers 2 review - More of the same, but betterer" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>MMM Fingers 2</em> is a sequel that builds on the bones of its predecessor. It's still essentially the same game, there's just a bit more going on here to keep you interested.<br><br>And that's no bad thing. Our main complaints with the original revolved around its repetitive nature, and while that's still true here, there are a few additions that mean you're likely to stick around longer.<br><br>Plus those control niggles have drifted away too. If you enjoyed the first, you're going to love this. And if you were wary of giving it a go, the sequel irons out a good chunk of its problems.<br><br><strong>Finger trap</strong><br><br>Once again the game stars your fingers. Push one on the screen and things start up. You need to weave a digit around a series of sharp obstacles. Get twonked by one and it's game over.<br><br>Your deaths are marked by smudges of bloody red, to show you how far you got last time and where you messed up. There's other info on the screen as well, so you're always aware of how close you are to your personal record. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Mmm+Fingers+2/review.asp?c=75636'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Mmm+Fingers+2/review.asp?c=75636 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT