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Pokémon GO Gets New Build

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Pokemon GO receives an update.

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NCIS: Hidden Crimes Review

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Jethro Gibbs, hidden object-style.

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Flyp Review

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Multiple numbers on one phone.

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4 Gets Updated Release Date

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 4 Gets Updated Release Date

Sep 13, 2016

Inkle’s upcoming Steve Jackson gamebook title Sorcery! 4 — the fourth iteration in the series — has a new release date: September 22nd.

From the press kit:

Spanning four interconnected games, players weave their own unique tale of adventure, daring, luck and cunning from a million words of dynamic content and tens of thousands of decisions.

Each part can be played separately, or strung together, with consequences of decisions that span the whole series.

IGN called the game “a prime example of what can happen when traditional storytelling gets along with contemporary game design.”

To get folks in on the new one, inkle is dropping prices on the original three titles, as somewhat of a mea culpa for the delay. Yep, Sorcery!, Sorcery! 2 and Sorcery! 3 are all on sale at $0.99 each, down from the regular price of $4.99.

Get the goodness quickly; the sale is slated to end the same day the new game drops: September 22nd. In the meantime, join us in enjoying the banner graphics and trailer below:

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[via Sorcery! Press Kit]

Upcoming Game ‘Flappy Golf 2’ Due Out this Month

Upcoming Game ‘Flappy Golf 2’ Due Out this Month

Sep 12, 2016

Looking to build on the residual success of hit game Flappy Golf (and current popularity of recently launched Super Stickman Golf 3), Noodlecake Studios is set to release the sequel to former — aptly named Flappy Golf 2.

According to the press release, the game includes a lot of goodness from the aforementioned Super Stickman Golf 3, and a lot of new content.

Per the presser, the game description is as follows:

Play our famous Race Mode either online against your friends or locally for some serious fun! Or flap your way to the hole in as few flaps as possible to earn all the Gold Stars. Can you get them all and unlock Super Star Mode?

Features:
– Online and Local Multiplayer
– 29 Courses with More Coming!
– Simple flap controls

The game, like its predecessor, will be be free and ad-supported; the actual due date is September 22nd.

The trailer is below:

[Our Super Stickman Golf 3 Review]

Jetman Hero Launches on Google Play

Jetman Hero Launches on Google Play

Sep 12, 2016

Gazzapper Games has a new arcade thriller out on Google Play called Jetman Hero, and this one brings a retro feel to mobile devices.

Some excerpts from the press release:

Jetman Hero is an old school arcade horizontal shooter that brings back the twitchy play of Atari, ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 8-bit retro machines. It is addictive and fun!

You play as Corporal Jetman Jones who has taken the difficult task of trying to clean up Crayon Moon Colony which is now invaded by an army of Mutant Jetman and their Overlords.

Pick up fuel packs and power-ups as you fight your way through the numerous cavern levels in classic-arcade style.

The game comes in two flavors: a free version and a pro build; both are available now on the Play Store.

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Tower Rumble is Due Out Soon

Tower Rumble is Due Out Soon

Sep 8, 2016

There’s a new tower defense game with match-3 elements on the horizon called Tower Rumble.

Excerpts from the press release:

In TOWER RUMBLE, you’ll play as a powerful steward king facing heavily armed enemies while an ancient evil lurks in the shadows… Build and customize your army from the ground up in solo Arcade and Campaign modes — or rip a friend to shreds in the local PvP mode.

BACKSTORY
The land of Artyficia was once guarded by the mighty Wizard King. The Great Calamity forced the Wizard King to retreat into the Dream Realm, ordering his trusted steward kings to awaken him in case of dire need. However, each king decided to ignore the order — building towers in their honor and mounting attacks on the opposition. Will they be able to set aside their pride and join forces to defeat a common enemy?

GAMEPLAY
The game begins by choosing from a number of unique armies with 4 colorful skins and 42 customizable skills and power-ups. The goal? To overrun enemy defenses and ruthlessly take over their towers one by one.

Spells are randomly generated by color during battle. Swipe into each battle lane to buff allies, debuff enemy soldiers, or impact both armies. Try to match spells of the same color for additional strategic choices. Different upgrades for your tower and army will also appear on the map. But be careful: Although tower upgrades may turn the tide of battle in your favor, they can also turn it *against* you!

KEY FEATURES
* Match and sling your ever-changing stack of spells to power your troops to victory.
* Customize your army with 4 colorful skins and 42 skills and power-ups.
* Battle a friend on the same device in 2-player mode.
* Campaign solo across Artyficia battling epic bosses.
* Upgrade towers to unlock your army’s full potential!

The due date is September 14th, and will be free with a couple of unlock tiers.

The trailer is below.

Sigma Team Brings Alien Shooter TD to Google Play

Sigma Team Brings Alien Shooter TD to Google Play

Sep 8, 2016

Alien Shooter TD is a new game from Sigma Team; it’s the latest in the Alien Shooter series.

Game details:

The game was created in keeping with the best traditions of Sigma games, no concessions of any kind – everything is just like in real life!

• Totally real-life presentation of events – there is a limited munitions stock for each weapon, and it has to be replenished during combat.
• Play absolutely free, get daily supply crates that include ammunition, weapons, coins, and ammo.
• Your enemies’ dead bodies don’t disappear – wait to see what happens when you finish each level!
• Seven character classes with unique characteristics and development possibilities.
• Hundreds of types of weapons – equip your troops according to your personal gaming style.
• Any kind of weapon can be modified by expanding its basic features. You can disassemble it and get money, as well as auxiliary supplies.
• Send your troops to get training, so they can develop a variety of combat skills.
• By combining different kinds of forces, you can develop your own tactics needed to accomplish each mission.
• In a critical situation, you can use bombs land mines, as well as supply Drones that will momentarily replenish munitions stocks for all the combatants.

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on the Play Store; check out the trailer below:

Mars: Mars Review

Mars: Mars Review

Sep 8, 2016

Space exploration is all the rave, what with lost space vehicles and ones found. Mars: Mars lets you get in on the final frontier, one well-timed hop at a time.

So… what’s the main concept here? Simple, really: guide the lander craft from one platform to another, going mostly rightwards.

The skill really lays in the mastery of the controls. As noted, it is easy enough in concept, and liberal enough to not be overly restricting. It does take some getting used to — one needs to get the tap timing just right.

One tap launches the craft; after this initial pop, the player can control the rough direction of the craft by tapping on either side to create a blast of the corresponding jets. Additionally, the player must contend with virtual nature; the craft is pulled down by gravity. Using tap controls — double tapping, in this case — is also used to slow down the craft, which is important considering the major task at hand, which is to move, and keep moving.

Landing anywhere but the platform is a fail. Landing too hard on the platform is a fail. And oh, by the way, the blasters depend on gas, of which there is a limited supply. Yep, you gotta be very circumspect with how often you blast, because once the fuel is depleted, control is lost.

Crash.

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And so the game goes on, encouraging the player to head on from platform to platform. A couple of new elements are added every so often, but for the most part, this one is a straight shot. There are achievements, as well as incorporated means of upgrading the craft. As one progresses, the platform-hopping gets trickier, and new foils get added; this invariably adds a bit of puzzle-solving to the mix. Toss in a game cash system, and it is easy to see why this game can be enjoyable.

Graphics are easy on the eyes, with several backgrounds in play, and add to the overall gaming ambiance.

Simple does it. Mostly well.

News Aggregator Feedly Gets an Update

News Aggregator Feedly Gets an Update

Sep 8, 2016

Feedly is getting some changes targeted at both regular and Pro users.

Per Google Play:

​• Introducing knowledge boards (the evolution of the tag concept)

• Pro users can now highlight text in stories

• Contacts / Account permissions no longer necessary for Google login

• Improved discover experience

• Share menu to save content to knowledge boards

Feedly remains free (with subscription options in-app) on Google Play.

Instagram Adds Zoom Feature

Instagram Adds Zoom Feature

Sep 8, 2016

Everyone’s favorite image filtering social app Instagram is getting an update which brings a new feature.

​Announcing zoom on Instagram. Pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore.

It remains free on Google Play.

Microsoft Office Apps Soup Up Collaboration Tools via Update

Microsoft Office Apps Soup Up Collaboration Tools via Update

Sep 8, 2016

Microsoft Office apps are getting updates that brings better collaboration tools across the board.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint are all getting better sharing tools. Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

• Collaboration front and center: Quickly share your document, and see who’s working on it.
• Shared with me: Find and open files others have recently shared with you.

Additionally, Excel is getting improved editing intra-app:

• Improved copy and paste: Move content between Office applications. We’ll make sure it looks great.

Not to be left out, PowerPoint is getting extra stuff as well:

• Fresh new look: A better experience for reading presentations on your phone. Drag and drop to reorder slides and double-tap to edit.
• Find: Use the Find icon on the ribbon to search for any text in your presentation.

These are free on Google Play.

Zillo Games’ ‘Hopstars’ Arrives on Android

Zillo Games’ ‘Hopstars’ Arrives on Android

Sep 8, 2016

Hopstars – Endless Runner is a new game that is available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Excerpts from the Google Play description:

Jump, slide, run and shoot your way through the endless levels with enemies and destructable platforms.
Harness elements to slay your way through a parkour-like extreme sport.
Hopstars is an amazing 2D side-scrolling endless runner with many new features never seen before!

★ Control your environment by tilting your device
★ Empower yourself with power-ups, talents and items
★ Find secret treasures and secret doors to secret levels
★ Solve maze-like puzzles while running to get the most out of your run
★ Avoid deadly hazards and kill enemies in a cartoonish friendly world
★ Challenge your friends on the leaderboards
★ Do quests to earn more power and gain more points!
★ Story in a runner game
★ Unique characters with unique abilities and stories
★ And much more!

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on both stores; check out the trailer below:

New Game ‘Submarine Dash’ Launches on Google Play

New Game ‘Submarine Dash’ Launches on Google Play

Sep 8, 2016

Verusoft’s newest entry Submarine Dash is now available for our downloading pleasure on the Play Store; this one is an engaging underwater runner with cutesy graphics rendered in 3D.

And here are the game details (per its page):

Nobody knows how many ships didn’t swim to their hardboards. How many ships sunk in the wild water. And nobody knows what treasures these ships had on the board. Now you have a great opportunity to explore this deep water and find the lost treasure scattered on the sea bottom. Choose one of many little submarines adjusted for collecting treasures from the ocean and start your journey. However, be careful because the ocean is not the safest place on earth, especially for a small submarine. There is a lot of danger all around from sharp reefs and forgotten underwater mines to big creatures defending their territory. But the rewards are worth it. When you have sufficient amount of collected coins and gems, You can use it to improve your submarine and unlock new sea areas.

FEATURES

★ Endless fun
★ Amazing Powerups
★ Incredible Locations
★ Multiple Submarines
★ Funny Skins
★ Epic Boss Fights

The game is free, and has optional in-app purchase opportunities. The trailer is below:

“Catching Pokémon” Gets Added as Activity Type in Google Maps

“Catching Pokémon” Gets Added as Activity Type in Google Maps

Sep 7, 2016

Are you a Pokémon GO trainer? Do use Google Maps? Then the update that the latter is undergoing should be very welcome.

Per Google Play:

• Add “catching Pokémon” as an activity type in your Timeline to remember the times and places you caught them

Google Maps remains free on the Play Store.

New Game ‘Biker Mice: Mars Attack!’ Launches on Google Play

New Game ‘Biker Mice: Mars Attack!’ Launches on Google Play

Sep 7, 2016

Fans of Biker Mice from Mars are in for a treat… now, get a prequel called Biker Mice: Mars Attack!.

Details (per Google Play):

The stinkin’ fish-faced Plutarkians launched a devastating attack on Mars. They have won the war and begun extracting all of the planet’s resources to send back to Plutark, but the resistance continues.

Take control of the Martian Freedom Fighters in a turn-based strategy battle against the Plutarkian armies and their mercenaries.

With your favorite characters from the classic 90s TV series ‘Biker Mice from Mars’ and gameplay inspired by another 90s classic ‘Advance Wars’, this game was built by fans for fans.

Play as commanders Modo, Throttle and Vinnie.

Command platoons of light infantry, companies of heavy infantry, squadrons of attack gliders, cavalry bikers and divisions of armored Martian sand buggies.

Plan your strategy, equip your units, send your troops into battle and choose their attack plans.

Train your troops to improve their battle readiness and equip them with advanced weapons and supplies carefully planned by you for each mission.

Recruit new troops into each battle if you can secure the bunkers leading to the underground of tunnels.

Recapture your home planet, zone by zone by kicking some serious Plutarkian fin!!

Over 30 advance missions with hours of tactical gameplay and unlimited replayability.

The game is free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play; check out the trailer below.

Randals Monday Arrives on Android

Randals Monday Arrives on Android

Sep 7, 2016

Developer nexus consultores has a new game on Google Play called Randals Monday; this one is a point-and-click graphic adventure with interesting art.

The game has PS4 roots, and folks that pick it up now will get two free episodes.

Per Google Play:

Randal’s Monday is a graphic adventure game, featuring a classic gameplay style and a storyline full of humor. This means that getting to watch the ending won’t be that easy. The player will have to test his skills to overcome some of the obstacles he will find, but the effort will be worth it.

A kleptomaniac, a sociopath and a horrible friend. Randal is potentially one of the most scurrile protagonists since the invention of the hoverboard. Randal’s Monday is a crazy space-time odyssey in classic adventure design, spiced up with countless geek culture references of the last 30 years.

This game is free (with in-app purchases); check out the trailer below:

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Koukoi’s Crashing Season Receives “The Awesome Update”

Koukoi’s Crashing Season Receives “The Awesome Update”

Sep 6, 2016

Crashing Season is picking up an update that is rolling out now.

Details from the press release:

Crashing Season by Koukoi Games has just received its first major update. Called “The
Awesome Update”, it adds new features such as the ability to continue your current run after a defeat, a
new way to progress in the game, and the possibility to upgrade the playable characters. The update also
adds two new Epic Characters that can be used in any map after unlocking them, as well as names and
a back-story for all the animals, which will also explain the reason behind the animals’ rebellion in
Crashing Season.

Per Google Play:

WHAT’S NEW

Here’s the “Awesome Update”!
What’s new:
2 Epic Characters: Dragon Smoggy & Psychic Alien Cthulbert
A new way to progress in the game
Continue your run after failing!
Upgrade characters to crash even harder
New UI
New enemy: Slimy clones! Destroy “geneblenders” to stop these nasties!
Share your results on Facebook!
The animals now have names & stories! Press the book button in a character’s selection view to read their stories and the story behind Crashing Season!

The game remains free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play. Check out the update trailer below:

[via Koukoi Press Release]

G5 Giveaway! ‘Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call’ Goes Free on Android for Limited Time

G5 Giveaway! ‘Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call’ Goes Free on Android for Limited Time

Sep 5, 2016

Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call is G5’s Labor Day giveaway; you can pick it up on Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

Ready for a spine-tingling sequel to your favorite adventure? Plunge into Nightmares from the Deep®: The Siren’s Call, an epic adventure featuring frightening foes and heart-pounding twists!
When Sarah Black, curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, receives a mysterious package, she is unwittingly drawn into an ancient conflict. As she begins to remove an artifact from the package, assailants instantly descend on the museum and snatch it. In disbelief, Sarah realizes that yet again she is falling headfirst into a nightmare from the deep! Soon she finds herself on the shores of Kingsmouth, a forgotten fishing village with an incredible secret. A would-be messenger reveals the sad truth: he and the town’s other denizens are gradually turning into ghoulish, mutated ocean creatures. And this curse was cast by none other than Mayor Murray and the old sea-devil himself, Davy Jones! Answer the siren’s call to save this beleaguered village and defeat Davy Jones, Mayor Murray and his pet sea monster, the Kraken!

*Game available in: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

– Thrilling storyline and awesome artwork
– 48 enigmatic locations
– Over 400 objects to find
– 20 hidden object scenes
– 28 amazingly diverse mini-games
– 30 fantastic achievements

Don’t tarry too long; the goodness ends on September 11th.

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