The playful puzzler Wilful Kitty heads to iOS next month

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The playful puzzler Wilful Kitty heads to iOS next month

If you're into pixelated games and pussycats, you may be interested in Wilful Kitty, coming to iOS next month. 

Wilful Kitty is a bit of a mix of things. Part puzzler, part high score chaser, part adorable, the aim of the game is to combine ingredients into items for your kitty to enjoy. Though, there are 12 kitties to choose from. 

Each time you swipe the board moves around, knocking cat food into bowls and sewing needles into fabric (to make toy mice), before you swipe it towards the cat. If your kitty has one too many things, however, he'll go loopy and clear the board of everything. 

LEGO City Undercover may require a 13 GB download for the physical Switch game

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LEGO City Undercover may require a 13 GB download for the physical Switch game

Nintendo fans are a little perturbed this morning as the upcoming third-party Switch game, LEGO City Undercover, requires somewhat of a hefty download. 

Aside from its meagre battery life, the Switch's convenience is what sells it. Pick up and play - it's as simple as that. But, considering Nintendo capped the device at a meagre 32 GB - 26 GB realistically - most people are gunning for physical copies to save the storage space. 

What's got people in an uproar at the moment, however, is that LEGO City Undercover may need a whopping 13 GB software download according to a retail-working Reddit user

Review: Has Been Heroes review - A great RPG or a has-been experience?

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Review: Has Been Heroes review - A great RPG or a has-been experience?

Has-Been Heroes is an oddball of a strategy RPG. Whether it's adjusting to the control scheme of the Switch that's difficult, or whether it really is a strange game, it's hard to decide. 

But you're either going to love or hate this mind-numbingly unforgiving game - it just depends on how much you like to suffer.

Whichever way you look at it, Has-Been Heroes has the core of a decent game, but as the levels roll there's definitely no mercy for the weak. 

Review: Has-Been Heroes Review - a great RPG or a has-been experience?

about X hours ago from
Review: Has-Been Heroes Review - a great RPG or a has-been experience?

Has-Been Heroes is an oddball of a strategy RPG. Whether it's adjusting to the control scheme of the Switch that's difficult, or whether it really is a strange game, it's hard to decide. 

But you're either going to love or hate this mind-numbingly unforgiving game - it just depends on how much you like to suffer.

Whichever way you look at it, Has-Been Heroes has the core of a decent game, but as the levels roll there's definitely no mercy for the weak. 

The Switch is back in stock at Nintendo.co.uk in both Grey and Neon

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The Switch is back in stock at Nintendo.co.uk in both Grey and Neon

It's time to get your hopes up again as there's been another pattering of Nintendo Switch stock arrive in the UK today.

Granted, it's not the surge we've been hoping for, but it's not yet the end of the month (when it was rumoured to happen). The Switch is back in stock for the time being at Nintendo.co.uk in both Grey and Neon, and that was actually where I bought mine last time. 

Like last time however I expect these things will absolutely fly out, so if you want one you better get one pronto. Last time one of these posts went up they'd sold out within the hour. 

The spacey strategy MMO, Hades' Star, soft launches in Canada on iOS and Android

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The spacey strategy MMO, Hades' Star, soft launches in Canada on iOS and Android

Last October you may remember us mentioning a game called Hades' Star. Good news! It's currently soft-launched on iOS and Android in Canada, you lucky things. 

Hades' Star is a unique strategy game in which thousands of players can share their experience and play in one universe. Starting off with a single Empire in the Hades Galaxy, your major goal is to expand to more planets, establish trade routes, mine resources, and upgrade your infrastructure.

You can also band together with other folks to visit Red Stars and retrieve rare artefacts that unlock new technologies. Built from the ground up by people who simply love space and strategy games, Hades' Star has been made specifically for touch screen. 

Dragonbolt Vanguard is a cute pixel-art RPG with deep grid-based tactics

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Dragonbolt Vanguard is a cute pixel-art RPG with deep grid-based tactics

In Dragonbolt Vanguard, you embark on a challenging RPG adventure from the deck of your airship, in development for iOS and Android.

As a new airship captain, your objective in Dragonbolt is to travel monster-ravaged lands and defeat roaming threats at behest of your king. Such a task is done through tactical encounters, where combat and skills are manipulated by your party's position on a battle grid.

While the actual combat is automated, setting up your devastating strikes requires careful position on the grid, placing units in lanes for maximum effect. Assist and classes are influenced by positioning on the grid, and your enemies are able to utilize strategic placement on the board for their own tactics.

Hybrid endless driver/mystery game Pine Grove receives its first sale

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Hybrid endless driver/mystery game Pine Grove receives its first sale

Pine Grove is an odd mix of genres, combining endless driver and psychic murder mystery into a single package, and it's currently available for free on the App Store.

Pine Grove is divided between frantic racing down dark roads chased by pursuers and evading hazards, collecting clues and items along the way. Those collected items uncover new suspects, which in turn unlock different vehicles and stages to drive through.

While we didn't find Pine Grove's blend of genres particularly effective in our review, the interesting approach and neat ideas might be worth checking out for free. You can download the game on iPad and iPhone.

Pocket Gamer giveaway special - Shardlight

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Pocket Gamer giveaway special - Shardlight

It's that time of the month again, when Pocket Gamer gives away a bounty of codes for last month's absolute best games to our community, the App Army.

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 Facebook.

This is a special giveaway though, to celebrate the launch of one of March's finest mobile games.

DROP NOT! is a one-touch arcade puzzler coming to iOS next week

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DROP NOT! is a one-touch arcade puzzler coming to iOS next week

The developer of Power Hover, Oddrok, is back with their brand new game, DROP NOT!, coming to iOS next week. 

If you're a fan of one-finger arcade games you can play on the go, odds are you might like DROP NOT!. Despite its simple design, the game is a reaction-based puzzler in which you have to actually beat the levels, as opposed to just get as far as you can to rack up the points. 

The controls are as simple as they come as you tap to turn either left or right in a constantly-changing course, and try to overcome the various obstacles in your way. With teleport pads, multipliers, new characters to unlocks, checkpoints (thank God), and more, hopefully it'll play as good as it looks.