Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - The Machines

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Pocket Gamer's best games of September giveaway - The Machines

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 wonderful 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.

That's a requirement to get a chance at a code in the giveaway, but more on that later. Let's kick things off.

The charming point-and-click adventure Love You to Bits launches on Android tomorrow

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The charming point-and-click adventure Love You to Bits launches on Android tomorrow

No one can deny that Love You to Bits is a great mobile game and one that has been eagerly anticipated for Android. Excitingly, the wait is almost over, folks, as it launches on Google Play tomorrow. 

Love You to Bits is an point-and-click Sci-Fi puzzler about Kosmo, a clumsy space explorer, as he searches the far reaches of the universe to find pieces of his missing robot love, Nova. Following a terrible accident, Nova's parts were scattered throughout space so it's up to Kosmo to rebuild her. 

With tons of strange aliens, intriguing planets, bizarre worlds, and hidden love-tokens there's much more to this game than pointing and clicking. Plus, you'll enjoy a heart-warming story with stunning visuals and a beautiful soundtrack. 

Review: Fire Emblem Warriors Nintendo Switch review - Who's it for?

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Review: Fire Emblem Warriors Nintendo Switch review - Who's it for?

Fire Emblem Warriors is not a traditional Fire Emblem experience. It's basically Dynasty Warriors reskinned, with a few Fire Emblem touches thrown in so it doesn't totally alienate that fanbase.

And while the Fire Emblem bits are both welcome and well implemented, I'm not entirely convinced that it's quite enough to convince pure fans.

Really, you need to be a huge fan of both franchises to get the most out of this. That's a big ask though, since Fire Emblem and Dynasty Warriors are like gaming chalk and cheese.

Mighty Battles is a lane-based multiplayer shooter by Kill Shot developer, coming to iOS and Android November 16th

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Mighty Battles is a lane-based multiplayer shooter by Kill Shot developer, coming to iOS and Android November 16th

Remember when we were lucky enough to get our hands on Hothead Games' upcoming title Mighty Battles in September? A month and a bit later we've learnt that there's not much longer to wait to see the game on mobile. 

From the developer/publisher that brought us the popular Kill Shot franchise, Mighty Battles is a PvP, lane-based shooter with a bit of a twist. 

The aim of the game is to destroy your enemy's base by deploying units and shooting down oncoming foes. The way you'll get a leg over your opponent in battle is to collect units from 40 different soldiers, vehicles, base defenses, and weapons, and build the ultimate team. 

Fight with your words in the RPG puzzler Syllablade, coming to iPhone and iPad October 19th

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Fight with your words in the RPG puzzler Syllablade, coming to iPhone and iPad October 19th

Ever been told to fight using your words? Syllablade takes that literally, so get ready to throw some shade this Thursday when it launches on iOS. 

Syllablade is a word-battling RPG which lets you match letters to make words: the bigger the word, the more damage you'll do. As you come out victorious in various battles, you'll be able to upgrade and customise your character/weapons and maybe even unlock a few rare items while you're at it. 

Play solo, join up with friends, or compete in the in-game Clan Wars to win ultimate bragging rights and some choice prizes. It looks pretty simple, but sometimes simple is best to truly let the game's mechanics shine. 

Awesome board game adaptation Bottom of the 9th is on sale right now for iOS and Android

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Awesome board game adaptation Bottom of the 9th is on sale right now for iOS and Android

If you like baseball and you like board games, then you're going to want to pay attention to this here news story.

That's because awesome board game adaptation Bottom of the 9th is on sale for the first time since it came out in August.

The game is all about leading a baseball team to glory. Sometimes you're controlling the pitcher, sometimes you're controlling the batter. But everything that happens plays out thanks to rolls of digital dice.

The zombie-killing road trip Death Road to Canada finally arrives on Android next week

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The zombie-killing road trip Death Road to Canada finally arrives on Android next week

I know, feel free to weep with joy fellow Android-users as Death Road to Canada is almost at our fingertips. 

If you've been in the dark or have just generally missed the big gush about the game, Death Road to Canada is a randomly-generated road trip simulator about travelling with people you hate, maybe some dogs, gathering resources, and killing hordes of zombies. 

Published by Noodlecake this time around, each time you start up the game you'll get a totally different experience. People, traits, locations, loots, zombies, you name it. We liked it so much we gave it a shining Gold Award in its review, saying it's "a dark, funny, and super tough mix of genres". 

Time Recoil, the time-slowing top-down shooter from the developer of Neon Chrome, arrives on iOS this week

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Time Recoil, the time-slowing top-down shooter from the developer of Neon Chrome, arrives on iOS this week

10Tons, the folks responsible for the epic top-down shooter Neon Chrome, originally suggested that their next title Time Recoil was likely coming to mobile back in February. The wait is pretty much over now as it's due to arrive on iOS later this week.

In Time Recoil you create a heck of a lot of chaos and slow down time as you kill your enemies in this intense shooter. The more folks you shoot, the more time you'll get to perform sick combos and implement your special moves, like dashing through walls to bring them down. 

Your goal? Kill Mr Time as a member of the Recoilers before he gets the chance to unleash his time-based weapon of mass destruction on the world. Unlike its PC/console counterparts, the mobile version will be single stick for the sake of ammo and occasional auto-aim. 

The isometric platformer Lumo's Nintendo Switch launch listed as November 16th on the UK eShop

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The isometric platformer Lumo's Nintendo Switch launch listed as November 16th on the UK eShop

Back in July we first came to learn that the puzzler Lumo was on its way to Switch. Now it looks like the game's release could be pretty soon, and wouldn't that be nice?

As a sort-of forgotten area of casual gaming, Lumo brings back a classic isometric platformer with a bit of a modern twist and can be played by gamers of all ages. With over 400 rooms to beat don't be fooled into thinking what you see is what you get. No, this is a game as much about exploration as it is about reaching your goal. 

At current the game's listed as November 16th on the Switch's eShop, but as I'm sure you're aware by now that's not necessarily set in stone. Depending on reviewing, sudden bug-fixing, or scheduling conflicts, this can always change so take this with a pinch of salt.