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Airline Manager 2 is here!

Airline Manager 2 is here!

Jun 25, 2017

After a bit of a wait, we finally get to lay hands on Airline Manager 2 – Tycoon, courtesy of Playrion.

This one allows players to create airline empires with $300 million is seed money. There are reports, opportunities for growth, and everything a wanna-be mogul needs.

Airlines Manager: Tycoon puts players in the CEO seat at a fledgling airline where they must take care of marketing, research and development, finances, and growth. Upon launching the game, players have the option of choosing between the deeper, analytic Pro mode and the new Tycoon mode that runs seven times faster than the original and is specially designed for mobile pick-up-and-play.

Playrion chief Benjamin Cohen talks about the drive to create an authentic feel.”The combination of engaging gameplay and attractive presentation with a realistic business modeling is what makes Airlines Manager unique,” he says. “We take the authenticity very seriously, from incorporating the actual prices that manufacturers charge, to reflecting deviations in route traffic that occur during real-world events – the game, for example, accurately displayed the impact on flights to Brazil during the Rio 2016 Olympics.”

Airline Managers 2 – Tycoon is available for free — with in app purchases — on Google Play.
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Kill Shot Virus gets new content

Kill Shot Virus gets new content

Jun 25, 2017

Kill Shot Virus is picking up some new stuff by way of an update.

Region 5: Carraway Fairgrounds is here, and features a whole host of new content, including forty (40) new missions (win which the players look to rescue survivors), five (5) new Dead Ops, plus fresh breach and sniper missions.

The new update also adds some new weapons. Players should also get better tuned physics, and a multitude of bug fixes.

The city has become too dangerous, and Dr. Stevens’ research far too valuable, to stay within the military’s quarantine. Jess has discovered an escape from the horrors of the city: Atop a boardwalk on the muddy banks on the edge of town sits Carraway Fairgrounds, a short-lived stronghold that fell to the Virus and Children of SEN. Take out any threats, secure the area, and escape the city!

Kill Shot Virus was definitely a game we liked when we took it for a spin; it’s available for free on Google Play.

[Our Kill Shot Virus Review]

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars update packs in new characters and more

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars update packs in new characters and more

Jun 25, 2017

As far as movie tie-ins go, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars is pretty good. It has a great franchise as its source material, an engaging current big screen wave to rid on, and is actually pretty fun in its own right.

And now it looks to get better with a new build that brings a host of goodies to its playing fanbase.

Version 1.3.5 unveils new characters, including Zordon’s robotic assistant Alpha 5. There are now new match options, re-balancing of game mechanics and a more.

Officially (per Google Play):

New Characters
– Alpha 5 from Power Rangers (2017) & More
Friendly Match Options
– Host can set Friendly Match Rules which auto levels warriors and player levels.
– Host can also select the arena to play in based on their current league progression
Training Mode AI
AI opponent will now be leveled to the player’s current warrior levels
Additional RPG Elements
– More ways to level up and customize your Rangers and Villains

It remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play; check out the moves on the one new character below:

Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore receives ‘Gladiator’ update

Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore receives ‘Gladiator’ update

Jun 24, 2017

Deep Silver’s engaging space shooter Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore is getting some new content — via an update that is available now.

Yes…

Dubbed the “Gladiator” update, the new build offers a new event which allows players to underscore their abilities.

The new Gladiator update adds a spectacular event mode to the acclaimed sci-fi shooter, giving players the chance to show their piloting skills in fast-paced challenges and be rewarded with exclusive spaceships. It also marks the return of fan-favorite space scoundrel Mkkt Bkkt as the organizer of these semi-legal future sports events.

Can’t wait? Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Check the mint update trailer:

Introducing new game: Up&Up – Balloon Puzzler

Introducing new game: Up&Up – Balloon Puzzler

Jun 24, 2017

Up&Up – Balloon Puzzler is a new game, hot off the press from LitmitlessGame.

This one promises to be an engaging mind twister; we’re talking about physics, balloons and the uncontrollable urge to travel upwards.

Your job? Clear the travelway, such that our bubbly friend can make it to the waypoint way up there. Watch out for the dangers though; they are unfriendly.

Up&Up is a unique puzzle game, telling the story of the Red Balloon which is trying to escape from a naughty kid.
It’s a unique experience filled with great music and interesting features.
Players goal is to unblock the balloon and let it escape towards the sky by interacting with the environment.

It looks genteel enough, with bright, natural representations and nice sounds from gaming music veteran composer Michał Ratkowski

Looks fun… so much so, that we don’t see how we can avoid checking it out. It’s available now for free (with in-app purchases).

Check out the trailer below:

[via Up&Up website]

Twitter’s new build brings refreshed look

Twitter’s new build brings refreshed look

Jun 24, 2017

Twitter for Android is getting an update that is available on Google Play right now.

The changelog (per Google Play):

WHAT’S NEW

– Bolder headlines and rounded designs throughout the app make it easier to identify and focus on what matters.

– We’ve refreshed the icons, making them more intuitive so that you can more easily follow along and join the action on Twitter.

Indeed, the app has a subtle new feel to it; it maintains the minimalist style. Overall, it maintains the clean look and performance.

Twitter remains free on the Play Store.

Voyageur adds content and more via update

Voyageur adds content and more via update

Jun 23, 2017

Fundbetter Initiative production Voyageur is getting an update that is available now.

The changelog details a host of changes and tweaks; first on the docket is a bonus event where players can listen to an old voyageur. There are new planetary quirks, like rings systems, large moons, etc.

There are also metallic planets, and more descriptive content about planets. Finally, the developer teases adjustments to the planet description generator and bug fixes.

As already noted, all these goodies and fixes are live now.

Voyageur is available on Google Play for $3.99.

SEGA Forever looks to take us way back with retro games on Android

SEGA Forever looks to take us way back with retro games on Android

Jun 22, 2017

Ah yes… the good old days.

Those of us that were lucky cut our teeth on SEGA games. Now, SEGA is letting us to relive those heady times with several retro-ish games.

For free.

The “SEGA Forever” collection starts out with five fan favorites featuring some of gaming’s most iconic characters… and there are more to come.

SEGA Mobile West CMO Mike Evans talks about the nostalgia and rediscovery. “Above all else SEGA Forever is a celebration of nostalgia. It’s about allowing fans to reconnect with past experiences and share them with family and friends in an accessible and convenient way,” he says. “Join us on a journey of rediscovery as we roll out two decades of classic games free on mobile. Create your own ‘SEGA Forever folder’ and collect your favorite classics. Enjoy moments of nostalgia on the go, or sync a Bluetooth controller to enjoy a console-like experience in your living room. SEGA Forever democratizes retro gaming, and seeks to change how the world plays, rediscovers, and shares in classic game experiences.”

Here is a linked list of games that are available now.

Sonic The Hedgehog
Comix Zone
Phantasy Star II
Kid Chameleon
Altered Beast

The games are free (with ads); alternatively, one can look to kill the ads via in-app payment.

Evernote beta adds fingerprint functionality and more

Evernote beta adds fingerprint functionality and more

Jun 22, 2017

Preeminent note utility Evernote is becoming potentially easier to use for people that have devices that have fingerprint authentication built in.

Now, immediately after the update, one is prompted with the option to add a fingerprint pinlock. This option can also be accessed from Evernote app Settings (in Account Info); here, all you have to do is scroll down to “Set up passcode lock” and set a 4-digit code.

When this is done, one can then attach it to one’s fingerprint authentication already set up on equipped devices.

The new build also adds in the ability to choose how users save photos. When you take a photo in the app, the app prompts you to save it as a photo, document, color document, a Post-it Note or a business card.

The new build also notes improvements to the syncing process.

Evernote remains free; there are premium subscription offers in-app. The new features are available now, and are included in the free bracket.

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Dawn of Titans gets a whole new feel via update

Dawn of Titans gets a whole new feel via update

Jun 22, 2017

If you’re a Dawn of Titans fan, you should be getting notified of its current update, which is live now.

The new release — dubbed “LANDS: AWAKENING update” — brings a host of changes and tweaks. One should notice some of the visual changes right off the bat. When it comes to gameplay, the resources system has been overhauled a good deal.

The Lands section is where some of the the most pertinent changes have been applied; a bit more interaction is required to get the best out of them. Troops have been buffed, and mechanics enhanced.

All in all, big changes have created a new experience, mostly. At the very least, the new update should have players rethinking their strategies.

Here’s the full changelog (per game website).

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

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[Our Dawn of Titans review]

[via Dawn of Titans website]

AccuWeather adds allergen forecasts

AccuWeather adds allergen forecasts

Jun 21, 2017

It’s allergy season, and for folks who have to travel that uncomfortable road, AccuWeather is looking to be your shotgun partner.

Now, via it’s latest update, the popular weather utility is adding allergy forecasting. Now, along with those 7-day weather information, one can also access the allergen outlook for the given area.

Last Day on Earth: Survival gets an update

Last Day on Earth: Survival gets an update

Jun 13, 2017

Crafting and survival game Last Day on Earth: Survival is getting an update.

Here what’s new:

WHAT’S NEW

✔️ Quick slot added. Keep the most important items handy!
✔️ Shop interface improved. Rewards from packs will now be displayed in separate slots.
✔️ Changes in the gaming process added.
✔️ Minor bugs fixed and game optimization improved.

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play.

Google Play gets exclusive, limited time content for TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight

Google Play gets exclusive, limited time content for TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight

Jun 11, 2017

It’s a great time to be a Transformers fan.

With the new movie out in a few days, awareness is particularly high, and it’s the perfect time to be a Google Play fan as well, what with all the exclusive goodies added to the Android version of TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight. The good stuff celebrates the release of the aforementioned movies.

Join Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Waspinator, Rhinox, Grimlock, Soundwave and many more of your favorite bots in the battle for supremacy where Transformers universes collide. This exciting action-fighting RPG brings the heroic storytelling and spectacular action from over 30 years of Transformers history to your mobile device!

One biggie relates to the big guy himself: Optimus Prime. Fighting as Optimus is fantastic in and of itself, but in this special we get something that is somehow cooler — the exclusive cinematic Optimus Prime.

According to presser, players can also get access to 3x T2 Repair Kits that help with Bots revival and repair plus 4x 4-hour shields that provide temporary protection from raids.

Additionally, 1x Cinematic Bot Crystal, 135x Energon, and 5,000x Arena Chips are discounted.

It’s on now through June 30th.

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Upcoming game ‘Fate/Grand Order’ set for June release

Upcoming game ‘Fate/Grand Order’ set for June release

Jun 11, 2017

Aniplex will be launching a new, Android-bound RPG called Fate/Grand Order this month.

A bit more about the game (per the presser):

One of the most successful mobile role-playing games ever in Japan, Fate/Grand Order has players summon powerful allies or Heroic Spirits, who are based on historical figures such as King Arthur, William Shakespeare, Hercules, and Joan of Arc. The game takes players back through history to embark on an epic quest known as Grand Order. Released July 2015 in Japan, last fall in China, and just this past month in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, Fate/Grand Order has been downloaded over 9 million times. It has consistently topped iOS and Android charts, outperforming other popular games in downloads and revenue. The game’s exciting storyline and compelling play keep fans engaged and wanting more.

Intriguing…

Aniplex president and the game’s producer Atsuhiro Iwakami talks about the advantages of having an existing universe to build upon. “Players enjoy being a part of the story of Fate/Grand Order,” he says. “Unlike many other popular mobile games, we have the Fate universe to draw upon. It provides a captivating narrative for fans to become a part of, and keeps them playing.”

DELiGHTWORKS’s Creative Director and the game’s developer Yosuke Shiokawa mentions the ease of getting into it. “Fate/Grand Order is a tactical, turn based RPG which features several chapters that take the players to a different notable point in human history. Together with different seasonal events, players will be put to the test with challenging missions and quests,” he says. “One of the greatest appeals of Fate/Grand Order is that it is easy to learn, but hard to master. The game requires both in-depth strategy and skill to advance the player through ever changing obstacles.”

Whet your appetite? It’s due out on the Play Store on June 25th.

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Monster Buster needs beta testers!

You’re needed!

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Developer Tag of Joy is looking to get some beta testers for its upcoming game Monster Buster: World Invasion.

Monster Buster: World Invasion is an augmented reality monster collecting title featuring original 3D art, thrilling battles and an elaborate leveling up system that allows players to customize their monsters. The game swarms cities, towns and the countryside with 40 original hand crafted monsters lurking the streets, monuments and nature retreats.

Players choose one of the three introductory characters and go on a mission to capture monsters using a location based scan and a smartphone camera to discover monstrous creatures in the augmented reality world. With each quick fight or wild creature battle, players’ monsters gain experience and level up their attack, defense or luck skills.

Victorious fights award players with gold coins (in-game currency) and special ingredients that can be used to craft cookies and drinks that give additional boosts.

Interested? You can sign up for the program HERE.

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[via Monster Buster beta]

Win a brand new Honor 8 Pro smartphone in Pocket Gamer’s latest giveaway

Win a brand new Honor 8 Pro smartphone in Pocket Gamer’s latest giveaway

Jun 9, 2017

Do you have what it takes to win the Honor 8 Pro? Well, the time has come for you to prove it.

Tell us what you think makes for the perfect gaming phone and you could win one of 5 brand new Honor 8 Pro smartphones being offered in Pocket Gamer’s biggest competition yet.

The Honor 8 Pro is the updated version of its predecessor Honor 8 device. The Pro looks to enhance all the best features from the original and bring more, boasting a Vulcan API system which allows next level gaming and a massive 6GB of RAM.

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At a pocket-stretching 5.7 inches, the Honor 8 Pro brings cinematic quality games and videos to your mobile. With a massive 64GB storage you will have all the room in the world to enjoy your favourite past times, with a pocket-sized companion to makes these experiences even sweeter.

How to enter

To enter simply reply to the tweet below telling us your requirements for a perfect gaming phone followed by #PGamerWishlist, #honor8pro and @honorglobal. We’ll look at all entries and decide on 5 lucky winners that will receive a new Honor 8 Pro.

You’ve got until midnight on Monday 19th June to enter which is open to readers’ worldwide!

Competition rules

• The competition closes on Monday 19th June, at midnight BST, and no entries will be accepted after this date.
• You must use the hashtags #PGamerWishlist, #honor8pro and include @honorglobal in your reply for your entry to be considered.
• The winners will be notified by Twitter or Facebook shortly after the closing date of the competition – make sure you are following Pocket Gamer so your account can receive direct messages, or opened your Facebook account so you can receive inbox messages.
• The competition is open to readers worldwide.
• The winners will be the persons who the judges deem has answered the challenge in the most appropriate fashion.
• Pocket Gamer parent company Steel Media’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the winners of the competition.
• The competition is not open to employees of Steel Media or Honor or any of their agents involved in setting up this competition.
• By entering, you agree to the official rules and Steel Media’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.