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Rope ‘n’ Rule is a brand new puzzler that challenges you to navigate a rope around a variety of poles to create a bunch of different shapes. Initially, this is pretty easy, with you simply tracing the outline of a bunch of obvious shapes. Soon enough though, the challenge ramps up though, and you’ll have to pull off some rope gymnastics to complete the later puzzles.

But we’re here to help. In this guide, we’re going to provide a bunch of tips and tricks to help you beat each level with total ease.

Rope ‘n’ Rule Tips and Tricks:

  • Follow the shape at the top: The shape at the top your screen details the shape that you’re aiming to recreate using only a rope and some pegs. Always take a glance at that first, then assess how you can create it before starting. It’ll save you a bunch of time.
  • You have to pop the rope around every peg: You can’t skip any pegs – even if it makes creating the shape easier. Bear that in mind going in and you’ll start to get a better idea of why they’re place in the way they are.
  • Hold the rope by the final peg until the circle appears: When we first started playing, we’d complete a shape and let go of the rope, only for it to fly right back to its beginning position, undoing all of our hard work. Don’t be like us. If you hold the rope by the final peg, a circle will appear on screen. Release then and it will drop onto the peg, creating the final picture.
  • It doesn’t matter how you complete the shape, as long as you pull it off: With some of the more complicated shapes, there’s often multiple different ways to complete each of the shapes. It doesn’t really matter how you get there, as long as you do.
  • You have a limited length of rope: The game doesn’t make this clear, but you’re actually limited in terms of how much rope you have to use. During the early levels, you’ll never notice but later on you’ll need every inch of that rope. Follow our previous tips and you should be fine.
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On paper, Sprint RPG is an ode to classic first person dungeon crawlers like Eye of the Beholder, Wizardry, and the early Might and Magic games. In reality though, it plays a lot more like a rhythm action game, with just the visuals drawing inspiration from classic RPGs.

You’ll walk through a series of corridors, grabbing loot, whacking bats and skulls, and opening chests. Meanwhile, a timer ticks down, encouraging you to go fast if you want to make it to the end of the dungeon.

Initially, this isn’t much of a challenge. You can safely make it to the end of the dungeon by taking your time and learning enemy attack patterns. Quite quickly though, the timer will prove quite punishing.

Sprint RPG’s Genius Lies in its Timer That Doubles as a Health Bar

You see, it doubles up as your health bar. It’ll trickle down the longer you stay in the level but getting hit by an enemy or running into a wall will take a sizeable chunk out of it. There’s not an awful lot of margin for error in Sprint RPG.

Therein lies the genius though. You’re encouraged to go fast, because the timer is an ever-present nuisance, but mistakes will cut into health bar, so you have to really focus to make it to the end of later levels.

Not only that, but the game will start to throw more surprises at you. Early on, chests simply contain loot and whacking them is all you need to do to grab it and move on. Later, monsters will pop out instead and you’ll have to block their attacks and retaliate with your own before moving on.

You’ll Have to Learn Enemy Attack Patterns to Make it to the End of Later Levels

Each enemy has its own attack pattern that you have to learn. It might be that you have to block after every attack, block initially, or simply bring them down with a couple of slashes. You’ll need to learn them though, both to avoid damage and get to the end of the level quickly.

There’s a surprising amount of content in this minimalistic RPG though, including weapon and equipment skins to unlock – many of which are inspired by Nitrome’s back catalogue – and achievements to collect. It’ll keep you busy for ages if you take to it.

Ultimately, Sprint RPG is another hit for Nitrome. It’s addictive and soundly put together – so much so that the level of challenge is unlikely to put you off. Instead, you’ll simply want to have another go to try and beat that level the next time around.

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Nitrome, the prolific developer of arcade mobile games has dipped its toes into the first person dungeon crawler genre with SprintRPG. Surprisingly though, it draws more inspiration from rhythm action games and puzzlers than the likes of Eye of the Beholder.

It’s tough, is what we’re saying, and rewards those that spend the time to get into its rhythms and learn enemy attack patterns. Well, we’re here to help with just that. We’ve played a ton of SprintRPG to bring you the following tips and tricks to help you get up to speed.

SprintRPG Tips and Tricks:

  • Pay attention to button highlights: The buttons on the screen highlight depending on what’s on screen, so if you’re stuck as to what to do, just press the highlighted button. Taking any other action during that turn will usually damage your health so pay attention.
  • Learn enemy attack patterns: Enemies have different attack patterns that are worth learning if you want to get to the end of a level unscathed. You may have to black after each attack, attack multiple times before you move on, or simply kill them and get on with the level.
  • Look ahead: Don’t just blindly rush forward as even bumping into a wall can harm your health. Pay attention to what’s coming ahead and react accordingly. There really isn’t much margin for error in SprintRPG.
  • Chests can contain surprises: Not all chests contain treasure. Some include enemies, which you have to defeat if you want to make it to the end of the level. We recommend always opening chests with caution. If you expect a monster to pop up out of all of them, you’ll never get surprised.
  • Your health bar doubles as a timer: Your health bar is also your timer and if it runs out you’ll fail the level. This is a decent mechanic as it encourages you to go fast but punishes you if you make mistakes. So you really have to concentrate if you want to make it to the end of the level.
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Nonstop Knight was a very promising idea for a mobile game. Here was an endless hack and slash RPG that we didn’t have to invest much time in but rewarded us with a regular shower of new equipment and more.

However, it wasn’t without its issues. While, on paper, the grind allowed us to gather a ton of loot without having to actually do the grind ourselves, the loot was often underwhelming. You’d simply find a sword that had slightly better stats than before and equip it.

Also, when you actually did opt to play, there wasn’t enough to dig your teeth into. Skills were basically spammable and didn’t really do much besides deal more damage. The lack of skill or thought damaged that aspect of the experience.

Not only that, but the general visual design left a lot to be desired. It wasn’t particularly ugly, but the dungeons barely changed during the course of the adventure. Two of the primary draws of action RPGs was missing from the experience.

Introducing Nonstop Knight 2 with Kopla Games - YouTube
Flare Games Clearly Listens to its Community, as the Sequel Fixes Many of its Predecessors Shortcomings

Flare Games clearly listens to its community though, as the sequel, which just launched, aims to fix many of its predecessor’s shortcomings. To be fair to it, it nearly manages it as well. If anything, our biggest criticism of Nonstop Knight 2 is in how risk adverse the whole experience is.

The basic gameplay remains very similar to the original. Your knight will still automatically battle its way through a variety of dungeons, beating monsters, gathering loot, and fighting boss battles.

There’s more of a reason to actively get stuck into the sequel though, and that’s thanks in large part to the revised skill system. Skills have been streamlined into two different paths: frost and fire, and each of them can be used in numerous ways.

Take the starting three. You’ve got an AoE leap, a freezing punch, and a whirlwind. You can use all of them offensively and defensively, like leaping into battle or out of trouble, punching a group of enemies to quickly bring them down or a single boss to freeze it, and the whirlwind is great for keeping large groups of enemies away from you for a short period or dealing damage over time to a huge boss.

You Have to Use Skills Yourself, as Your Hero Won’t Use Them During Autoplay

You have to use skills yourself, as your hero won’t use them during autoplay, and that encourages you to get stuck in if you want to progress faster. Also, the fact that they all share the same energy pool means you can think strategically about their use. Do you use your powerful whirlwind ability or spam a few freezing punches?

Loot is also far more of a draw this time around, as most of it comes as part of an equipment set. That means you’ll actually feel encouraged to keep on playing, as you’ll really want that final piece to complete your set. It’s a small change that has a massive improvement.

For those of you that like to play with friends, you’ll be pleased to learn that Nonstop Knight 2 introduces coop and competitive modes. We didn’t get a chance to test these out just yet so can’t speak to their quality but they’re a welcome addition nonetheless.

Our biggest criticism with the experience is the visuals though, which are just bland and uncreative. Reaching a new area with a whole new visual style is a huge draw of an RPG like this, and helps introduce variety in a genre that largely relies on repetition.

Nonstop Knight 2 Takes Place in a Bunch of Bland Dungeons That Barely Have Any Defining Features

Yet Nonstop Knight 2 takes place in a bunch of bland dungeons that barely have any defining features whatsoever. It’s not an ugly game by any standard, there’s just nothing to look at.

We’d have been more enticed to play if we’d run through a variety of different landscapes. Where’s the icy forests? The lava-filled dungeons? The bat-filled caves?

Ultimately, Nonstop Knight 2 is a solid evolution of its predecessor. The grind is more worthwhile, it rewards actually playing the game, and the multiplayer will prove appealing to gamers that are into that sort of thing.

We’re disappointed with the visuals but if you only really care about progression that won’t prove as much of a problem for you.

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Team DeathMatch is the latest game mode to appear on our mobile devices. If you are like me and rarely have half an hour to spare to win a proper chicken dinner, then TDM is the next best thing. What is a TDM?

Team Deathmatches were all the rage before the Battle Royale game mode took over. Instead of having one life to care for, you have as many as you want. There are limitless respawns and the game ends when a team gets the specified amount of kills.

The TDM in PUBG Mobile is a four-on-four fight, where the aim of the game is one team to get to 40 kills before the other. The map is small, there is a great choice of weapons, so let’s get down to the tips.

Tips, Cheats and Strategies
  • Push up. There is little to no point in holding down your spawn. There are too many areas to cover, so staying near where you spawn will not help your team get to 40 kills. If you hold the middle of the map and close in on the enemy spawn, they will have nowhere to go and can be picked off.
  • Get the M249. In the centre of the warehouse, spawns a monster of a gun, the M249. This bad boy has 100 bullets in the magazine and a rate of fire similar to SMGs. This gun doesn’t spawn in for the first minute but spawns regularly after this cool-down period.
  • Learn the map. Playing a map over and over should enlighten you to different spots and areas to attack. Taking control of the sides of the map means there is one less area to watch, as the enemy can’t attack you from one side.
  • Camp or not to camp? Many people who play PUBG Mobile are not comfortable running and gunning because it requires dexterity. If you are skilled enough to keep moving and shooting, then don’t stand still. Sitting around on prone makes you a sitting duck for a flank which is easy to do in the map available.
  • Try to avoid ADS. ADS stand for Aim Down Sights, this is where you zoom in on your guns ‘iron sight’ or ‘red dot’ to precisely aim at your enemy. Zooming in like this takes time and requires a lot of accuracy, whereas you can shoot without aiming just as effectively. Keep the middle of your screen on your enemy and you should be fine.
  • Should I snipe? I can answer this question with a question, are you sick? If the answer is yes, then running around with a Kar98k is a one-shot kill if you hit the chest or head. If you are a normal player, then you should stick to the assault rifles.
  • Be difficult to shoot. If you stand still while shooting, then you will lose a lot of gunfights. The trick is to be difficult to hit and then landing your shots should be easy. A lot of players like to jump, other players like to smash the prone button. I think you can just move around left and right, but don’t forget the other two if you are in trouble.
  • Remember the flank. When your team is being spawn camped from a particular side, only a fool would keep going back there to die again and again. Go the long way around and shoot the campers in the back!
  • Do not push up too far. It is tempting to sit in the enemy spawn and try to kill them as soon as they drop in. However, players have a five-second invulnerability timer to stop immediate death on spawn. So, keep your distance from the enemy spawn.
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Nonstop Knight 2 is a sequel to the fiendishly addictive endless hack and slasher, Nonstop Knight. This one ups the ante by introducing equipment sets, coop and competitive modes, and a bunch of new skills into the mix.

The base gameplay remains the same though – just a lot more refined. You’ll still spend all of your time automatically battling through an endless series of dungeons as you defeat bosses, collect all of the loot, and power up your hero.

In this guide, we’re going to help you get familiar with the experience by providing a few tips and tricks to help you get acquainted. That way, you’ll be an absolute powerhouse in no time at all.

Introducing Nonstop Knight 2 with Kopla Games - YouTube
Nonstop Knight 2 Tips and Tricks:

  • Use your skills appropriately: Who said you didn’t need to play Nonstop Knight 2? You absolutely do. Skills this time around serve more of a purpose than something spam to do more damage. You can use them to get out of trouble, slow down enemies, or to finish off a group at once. Speaking of that…
  • Line up multiple kills to speed boost: Most of your skills deal big AoE damage, so try and always line up a shot where you can kill a big group of enemies in a single go. It’s worth doing this because you get a speed boost right after, which helps you get to the next group to destroy mega quickly.
  • Prioritise bosses: As soon as you can fight a boss, do so. That way you’ll get the most optimal amount of rewards. Beating a boss provides you with a chest that grants you a ton of equipment rewards, gems, and more. All that a growing Nonstop Knight needs.
  • Equip the best gear: This goes without saying, but it’s surprisingly easy to forget to do as you speed through the dungeons. Whenever you open a new chest, head on into your inventory and check to see if you have any new gear to equip. You’ll know if you do by the handy green dot that displays near your bag or equipment slot.
  • Choose the most useful talents: Finally, when you equip talents, choose the ones that best suit your play style. Prefer to deal more damage? Place damage boosting talents. Like crowd control? Go for those. Defence? You get the picture. This is where you can really play with your build and make it suit you.
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Everybody’s seen a game like The Container before – though never on a mobile phone. The concept couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is look at a container full of objects and guess how many it contains.

The classic, funfair example is jellybeans in a jar, but The Container leverages the awesome power of smartphone technology to give you a much greater variety of challenges.

For instance, you might have to estimate the number of jacks in a cuboid glass box, surmise the quantity of messages in a bottle, or guess how many pigs in a blanket there are in a single heap.

Oh, and don’t worry if you’re a traditionalist: there’s a jar of jellybeans too, along with dozens more things.

Of course, the problem with the real life game of ‘guess how many jellybeans there are in this jar’ is that the whole process is drawn out over a long period. Hours, days, weeks, or even months can pass between submitting your guesstimate and learning the result.

That’s the genius of The Container as an app: there are no long waits.

Contain yourself

But that’s not all. The app lets you view the container you’re looking at from several different angles, and pinch to zoom for a closer look. Plus, there are three different types of hint to use.

Hi-Lo tells you whether the number of items in the container is higher or lower than X, Measure lets you measure the container, and Wisdom of the Crowd gives you a more or less reliable crowdsourced suggestion to inform your own decision.

The closer you get to the true number, the more coins you win, and you use these coins to unlock new levels and buy hints. You can replay levels too.

The Container has its origins in competitions, and that’s why developer John Bennardo is about to launch national contests. These will work a lot like the classic game, with players submitting their guesses one day and learning who got closest the next. Naturally, there will be prizes.

For all its vintage, The Container is a surprisingly fresh experience on mobile, and the daily contests are sure to make it even more compelling.

Download it for free right now on the App Store.  

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BitLife is the game that keeps on giving. Whether you want to richer than your wildest dreams, or a very successful serial killer, BitLife is the game for you.

This guide will focus on the two newest jobs added to BitLife, the Monk and the Nun position. If you are looking for any other Job or Ribbon related to BitLife, then check out our complete guide.

What is a Monk or Nun?

If you didn’t already know, both these jobs describe an individual who has dedicated their lives to religious services. The main difference between the two is Nuns are part of the Christian community and Monks are Monastic.

A Nun lives by certain vows and oaths they have sworn to live by. One of these oaths involves celibacy, meaning they vow to never marry and be sexually abstinent. Nuns are reserved for females whereas, Monks are reserved for males.

How do I become one?

First, you will need to pick a gender. You can not be a male Nun or a female Monk, so pick one. After this, you will need an education beyond high school. What you study doesn’t really matter, pick something safe like English, History or Education.

After this look for a job. A Monk or Nun position is notorious for its low pay, so these jobs will be well at the bottom of the list. It’s normal for these jobs to not appear right away, so keep ageing and checking to see if it comes up.

As mentioned above, a Nun lives by certain rules like Celibacy. Breaking this rule will have you eventually kicked out of the Nun club. Meaning you have to answer random scenarios wisely.

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Being loaded in life is a wonderful dream that is hard to achieve. In BitLife, achieving the status of being loaded is actually easier than it seems. Follow the tips outlined below and I am sure you will get the Loaded ribbon with little trouble. How to Get the Loaded Ribbon

The main criteria to fulfil in order to achieve this ribbon involves being rich. No, not just one or two million rich, we are talking 10+ million at least. In fact, ideally set the 20 million mark in your head as that’s a safer guarantee.

So how do you make this much money? There are several ways to make millions, but the easiest is to choose a good profession. Being an actor or Porn Star is a good way to make money, but then you will end up being too famous.

Instead, choose a high paying normal job like a Doctor, Banker or Brain Surgeon. This will require a high intelligence which can be given to you at the start of a BitLife. If your character has high intelligence from birth, then this will be your best chance to land a high-paying job.

Once you’ve made some money, invest it into real estate. Real estate goes up in value over time, whereas vehicle prices diminish. So if you want to make a lot of money, you will need to invest it wisely.

One quick note to mention, do not make your money from gambling. If you are a successful gambler, then you will earn the High Roller ribbon instead.

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Parents love to fret about screen time these days, but it’s not all Netflix and YouTube. There are some excellent, wholesome educational apps for smartphones and tablets if you know where to look. Take Thinkrolls.

Initially released in 2014, Thinkrolls is a fun, polished physics-puzzle game that teaches logic and fine motor skills by chucking a cast of distinctive characters into a series of maze-like levels.

Thinkrolls made a splash upon release, earning a place in USA Today’s 10 Top Kids Apps, among other plaudits. It was followed by Thinkrolls 2 and Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens, and the series has amassed an impressive collection of awards from app stores, websites, and magazines. Thinkrolls 2 won the 2016 Google Play Award for “Best Families App” for example.

The latest entry is Thinkrolls Space, and it looks like the best yet. The aim, as ever, is to steer a cast of characters towards a goal – in this case a UFO that beams you up and zips you off to the next stage.

There are over 200 stages in all, set across seven distinct planets where you’ll meet goo monsters, soprano aliens, robots, cheese monsters, and more.

Learning through play

Each character type has a specific role to play. For instance, goo monsters guard passages. The only way to get past a goo monster is to feed it a cake. Soprano aliens concertina up and down, handily functioning as elevators, while cheese monsters gobble up cheese and clear pathways for you to escape through.

There’s a lot of different scenery to traverse, too. Vanishing rainbow bridges disappear as you cross them, plasma fields need to be turned off – often with unpredictable results – and anti-gravity zones upend the whole “what goes up must come down” thing.

Along the way your child will unlock 24 alien Thinkrolls by gathering up hearts and stars. More importantly, they’ll learn logic, problem solving, memory, strategic thinking, and perseverance – all while having a good time.

Not bad for $3.99. Check out Thinkrolls Space on the App Store now.

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