Sega has announced that Fist of the North Star: Legends Revive will launch in the west on iOS, following its Japanese reveal earlier this year. That’s excellent news for fans.
Fist of the North Star is a manga series that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world following a nuclear war that’s left the world completely and utterly destroyed.
First of the North Star Legends Revive Takes Place During the Events of the Manga Series
The main character, Kenshiro, is one of the few remaining survivors who just so happens to be the successor of a deadly martial art, Hokuto Shinken, that can kill people from within by attacking a bunch of pressure points. The death sequences are very gnarly.
Kenshiro dedicates his light to fighting the various different evil factions in the world – some of which are run by martial artists who trained at his same school.
Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE Pre-Registration Trailer - YouTube
Legends Revive, the mobile game, takes place during the events of the manga, and sees you build your own squad of heroes to battle Kenshiro’s enemies. There are tons of characters to collect, including Heart, members of the Hokuto and Nanto schools, and many more.
Android users can pre-register directly on Google Play (link at the top of this page) right now, while those on iOS will have to do so on the official site. We recommend you all check that out anyway, as it includes more information and will give you a taste of the game in action.
Once you’ve said “hello” to somebody a few times you can start to dispense with the formalities and get right down to business.
Fincon’s Hello Hero series has already said “hello” to us twice, in the 2014 original and the 2018 follow up, Hello Hero: Epic Battle. Therefore it’s no surprise that this third game in the series gets straight to the point.
Hello Hero All Stars is almost impossibly streamlined. As soon as you install the game and boot it up you’re in the thick of the action, marching up the screen and dealing the pain this way and that, with no extraneous stuff like intros and cut-scenes to get in the way of your gaming pleasure.
This can feel a bit abrupt, particularly given that Hello Hero is one of the few mobile RPGs in which the cut-scenes are actually entertaining. But there’s nothing wrong with a bit of briskness from time to time, and it makes for a bracing gameplay experience.
Here’s how that gameplay experience shakes out.
I need a hero
You play as a squad of heroes hacking their way through waves of enemies, punctuated by bosses.
These enemies and bosses come in a weird and wonderful array of shapes and sizes, and they’re not at all like the generic fantasy monsters and animals you’ll find in most mobile RPGs. There are floating robot orbs, cutesy dragons, bouncing toadstools, turnips, babies in bear costumes, and so on.
Most of the staples of the mobile RPG scene are here. That means there’s a campaign, augmented by quests. You recruit new heroes to your army, and acquire gear too. Then you’ll form parties, and choose which heroes to level-up. Plus, you have skills, and everything can be levelled up with gold or one of the other in-game currencies.
The big twist – you could even call it the USP – is that you stock your army with defeated bosses, adding a righteousness to your efforts. Not only are you fighting the good fight, but the good fight is so manifestly right that your enemies can’t help but become your friends.
This resonated a little more in the previous games, where cut-scenes and dialogue made these battlefield conversions more enjoyable to behold, but it’s a neat and unusual feature all the same.
Lean mean RPG machine
In fact, Hello Hero All Stars is more remarkable for its dizzying level of streamlining than for its whole bad guy conversion thing.
Take quests. These arrive in a constant flow, which gets heavier as you recruit more heroes, but get this: you don’t actually do the quests. You just accept them, and then they’re instantly done. You can even complete batches of them at once, and increase these batches by purchasing extra slots.
At times Hello Hero All Stars feels more like a clicker than an RPG – particularly since progress is linear, measured in kilometers as you force your way up the path. It’s the sort of game you can leave aside for a while and then pick up again to reap your automatically accumulated rewards.
But that doesn’t mean Hello Hero All Stars is a shallow game. There’s a huge amount to do in terms of perfecting your squad and keeping everything levelled up in the right way.
While you’ll naturally cruise through your first couple of hours (unless you choose to jump forward to a boss you’re not ready for) things inevitably get tougher as you go deeper. You’ll soon find yourself poring over upgrade trees and hero stats – at least, you will if you want to keep up with your human rivals.
Of course, that may entail retreading old ground to grind for XP and loot – not everybody’s idea of a good time. Another alternative, less palatable still, is to pay for IAPs.
Even so, Hello Hero All Stars is a worthwhile addition to the series, taking it an interesting new direction while retaining some – but not all – of the franchise’s cartoony charm. The hyper-slick approach to RPG gameplay won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but if you sit at the casual end of the spectrum you should find plenty to enjoy here.
Diner Dash is back in a brand new mobile game that takes the food to go. You’ll work with Cookie and Flo as you aim to restore your home town to its former glory, one food establishment at a time.
Meanwhile, Mr. Big is trying to foil your every move because that’s just what bad guys do. Work hard enough though and you can put a stop to him once and for all.
In this guide, we’re going to help you do just that by bringing you up to speed with Diner Dash Adventures. We’ll give you tips on how to complete each level quickly so you can keep that cash rolling in.
Diner Dash Adventures Tips and Tricks:
Provide a fast service: The quickest you seat, feed, and pick up the cheque from customers, the more money you earn. Seeing as that’s the whole point of Diner Dash Adventures, serving customers quickly should be your number one priority. Step to it!
Seat customers at same colour tables: Customers will be happier at a table that matches the colour of their clothes, and happy customers are patient customers. Always aim to seat customers at tables that match their colours – even if it means they wait outside a little longer. They’ll be much happier to wait for their food, which will pay out more in the long run.
Spend your coins on kitchen upgrades: Kitchen upgrades are essential to progressing in Diner Dash Adventures, so see if you can purchase any after completing a new level. These will help you earn more per customer from the dishes themselves and the speed in which you can serve them.
Clean up your restaurants using stars: When Flo arrives on the scene, the Greasy Spoon diner has fallen into disarray. The lamps are broken, the streets are covered in leaves, and you’ve barely got a seat for customers to sit in. Relentlessly complete levels to earn stars, which you can spend on cleaning up that mess. That will attract more customers meaning even more money!
Merge orders to serve them faster: If you have multiple customers waiting to order, it’s a good idea to let them all decide before picking up their tickets. You think this will slow you down, but if you merge the same order you can cook multiple dishes all at once, saving you a huge amount of time and earning you a lot more cash in the long run.
Diner DASH Adventures now available FREE on Android! - YouTube
Meteorfall – Journey is barely a year old but that hasn’t stopped developer Slothwerks working on a sequel. Meterfall: Krumit’s Tale is now in active development and expands on the original in numerous different ways.
It features the same characters and art style, and still focuses on card-based gameplay but the sequel expands the experience by introducing a grid to battle on. Because nothing screams complexity like a grid.
Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale Launches November 1 on Steam
At its heart, it’s still a roguelike deck builder though, and you’ll still battle through a variety of dungeons, collecting cards and creating your own full on build.
Everything’s basically just bigger. There are more cards, more visual flourishes, perks, characters, and a bunch of secrets to uncover. We just wish we could play it right now.
Meteorfall: Krumit's Tale - YouTube
Sadly, it’s going to take some time though. The planned release is November 1 but that’s just on Steam. The mobile version will follow shortly after, but there’s not even a rough estimate right now.
You can check out the Steam page right now by following the link at the top of this page. We’ll let you know as soon as we learn more about the mobile release.
Sentinels of the Multiverse is currently a fraction of its usual price on the App Store, where you can get it for a mere dollar right now.
If you haven’t heard of this, it’s an award winning digital board game that challenges you to build your own team of comic book heroes – complete with individual play styles, backstories, and grudges – and send them out into battle against a bunch of evil villains.
Sentinels of the Multiverse is a Digital Version of the Award Winning Board Game
In total, there are 10 heroes, four villains, and four environments to traverse – and that’s just for the base game. You can purchase expansion packs as IAPs to unlock more of everything or just grab the Season Pass to get everything all at once.
In terms of gameplay, it’s basically a card battle. Each turn, you can either play a card, use a power, or draw a card, and developing your own strategies is a huge part of the battle.
Sentinels of the Multiverse for your Android Phone or Tablet! - YouTube
There’s a single player campaign and multiplayer, which allows you to work cooperatively with other players. Sadly, there’s no PvP, but you can’t have everything in life.
If you like the sound of Sentinels of the Multiverse, you can grab it right now on the App Store and Google Play, and we’ve included links at the top of this page to both stores. Just bear in mind that the sale is exclusive to iOS right now.
Shop Titans is a brand new fantasy store management simulator by Kabam that turns the usual RPG tropes on their head. Rather than play the beefy warrior or clever mage you run the shop that sells them their gear. After all, the person who ensures the heroes are well equipped enough to get their hero on is a bit of a hero themselves, right? You bet your bottom dollar they are.
We’ve covered many features of the game in our Shop Titans Beginner’s Guide, so if you’re just getting started with it we recommend reading that first. In this guide, we’re going to take a look at the Prestige system, which basically rewards you with a leaderboard ranking for having a pretty store. Let’s take a look at how it all works.
Shop Titans – What is Prestige?
Prestige is a statistic in Shop Titans that is determined by how many decorations you have on your property. It has no gameplay effect but there’s a special Prestige leaderboard that you can climb.
You can check your current Prestige score by visiting the main menu and tapping Personal Stats. Prestige is the score second from the top on the right. You can also check how much Prestige a certain decoration will grant you when purchased and placed. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to learn that the most expensive decorations provide the most Prestige.
If you’re serious about topping the Prestige leaderboard, prepare to spend an awful lot of in-game and real world cash. It’ll also require an awful lot of patience and is probably best saved for the late game, when your store has the space to place decorations.
What’s the Point in Prestige if I Don’t Care About Leaderboards?
That’s an excellent question with an easy answer: there isn’t as much of a point. Prestige is primarily there to give players who spend a lot of money on the game a statistical reward. However, that’s not to say that purchasing decorations is completely pointless for those of us that couldn’t care less about leaderboards.
While Prestige in of itself doesn’t provide any gameplay benefits, decorations do. When placed, a customer has a small chance to interact with the decoration, and they’ll reward you with energy if they do.
So while we wouldn’t recommend going crazy with the decorations – you’re better off spending your money on upgrades and investments if you want to progress in the game – placing a bunch of cheap decorations could provide you with a steady stream of free energy for a small cost.
Titan Quest has finally been updated for the iPhone X and the latest iPad Pro devices. Update it right now and it will fill the entire screen and no longer show those hideous black bars.
The update also includes support for more languages: Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian, and fixes for the character slot issue on iOS 12 and wrong screen size detection.
This is the Same Titan Quest That You Played on Your PC Back in 2006
Titan Quest on mobile is the exact same action RPG that you played on your PC back in 2006, just with a few nifty features to allow for the smaller touch screen.
It features a brand new interface and touch controls and updated visuals alongside the wealth of content that already existed.
If you haven’t played it yet, it’s a Diablo-like action RPG that draws inspiration from various different mythologies. You play as a hero that has to help the Gods defeat the Titans, which have escaped from their prison and aim to destroy Earth.
So you’ll explore a vast world that takes you to ancient Greece, Egypt, Babylon, China and more as you battle over 80 different mythological creatures as an archer, warrior, or mage.
Titan Quest Official Mobile Trailer // iOS & Android - YouTube
Along the way, you’ll level up, grab an awful lot of loot, and unlock brand new character skills to keep all that monster slaying feeling fresh.
In total, there’s about 60 hours of gameplay here, which is excellent value for money. You can grab it right now from the App Store and Google Play, and we’ve included links to both stores at the top of this page.
Faster Than Light will have fresh competition on Thursday, when Choice Provisions, developer of Bit.Trip Runner, launches Tharsis, its own take on the turn-based sci-fi roguelike.
Tharsis takes place in the distant future, when humanity is capable of exploring the furthest reaches of space. At that point, we’re seeking extraterrestrial life across the universe, but it seems that it’s been under our nose the whole time.
Tharsis Takes Place in the Distant Future, With Humanity Searching for Extra Terrestrial Life
After discovering a mysterious signal emanating from Mars, you’ll lead a mission to uncover extraterrestrial life on the planet. Unfortunately, it doesn’t all go to plan and a micro-meteoroid storm damages the ship.
That’s where you come in. As captain of the ship, you’ll have to guide your crew to survive, averting various different disasters, food shortages, and keeping everyone sane. Oh, and that signal on Mars might need looking into as well.
Tharsis Trailer - YouTube
Tharsis originally launched on PS4 and Steam, and is now making the transition to iPad so you can play it no matter where you are. It’s the very same game, just with a tweaked UI and control scheme that better suits the touch screen.
It launches this week on June 27, and will be a premium app priced at $7.99. You can learn more about it on the official site right now, or watch the trailer above for a taste of the game in action.
Managing Spell Energy is one of the biggest problems in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Your initial pool is very small and unlocking more energy is very expensive in terms of real cash.
So, to help you aspiring wizards out, we thought we’d put together a brief guide on how to get more spell energy and how to manage your existing energy. Let’s get right to it.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite – What is Spell Energy?
Spell Energy is, simply put, the essential resource you need to cast spells. Each time you cast a spell, it takes up a certain amount of Spell Energy. Given that you have a cap of 75 Spell Energy when you first start playing, and an increase costs 150 Gold Coins ($1.48 / £1.99) it’s a safe bet to say you’re going to be running short very often.
How Can I Get More Spell Energy?
Fortunately, there is an abundance of ways to recharge your Spell Energy in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and we’ll detail all of these in their own sections below.
The easiest method is to visit an Inn. Those are those coloured buildings dotted around your local area. You can visit an Inn once every five minutes, and you’ll recover between 3-10 Spell Energy each time you do so.
The colour of the Inn details the type of Inn, with each serving up different dishes. These dishes provide varying different amounts of spell Energy:
Spell Energy Recovered
Inns Served At
Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans
Blue / Purple
Brown / Purple
Bangers and Mash
Fish and Chips
Brown / Blue
Honeyduke’s Chocolate Bar
Blue / Purple
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a clear winner in terms of which colour pub provides the highest chance of restoring more Spell Energy. Green might have the best option, but it also has the joint lowest – and it’s a similar story with the rest of them.
The quickest and easiest method of getting Spell Energy is to simply visit the store and purchase it. We would strongly urge you to get into a rhythm of conserving Spell Energy rather than buying it though, as it’s very expensive.
You can also get Spell Energy from challenges, which you get more of each day. We recommend checking your Daily Challenges every day and prioritising those that pay out Spell Energy.
Greenhouses are the least reliable option, as they primarily dish out Potion Ingredients. Still, always visit Greenhouses when you get the option as those Potions can help increase the success rate of Spells and save you a lot of Spell Energy over time. Besides, you might get a bit of Spell Energy along the way too.
How to Make Spell Energy Last Longer:
Prevention is the best cure applies to Spell Energy in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Here’s a few tips on how to ensure you rarely, if ever, run low:
Aim for Good or Great Spell Casts:
The first step is to make sure your Spell casting is up to scratch. You’ll basically always want to get at least Good, if not Great, ratings for each Spell you cast. We’ll cover the ins and outs of that in another guide, but a good rule of thumb is to stick as close to the spell guidelines as possible and, more importantly, make sure your lines are long enough.
Most times, we’ve got a Fair rating due to our final flick of a finger falling just short of the end of the guide. Don’t be like us.
Casting Spells faster also increases your Spell rating, mind. So if you’re struggling for accuracy, try and cast them as quickly as possible instead.
Potions are the best method of ensuring your Spell never fails, which will save you an absolute ton of Spell Energy. Craft as many of them as possible and use them according to the challenge. If it’s low, you can probably get away without a Potion but any higher and you should reconsider.
Also, use the Potion appropriate for the difficulty. If it’s just a medium or so challenge just use the lowest Potion you have available. Incredibly difficult? Chug down the best Potion.
Following those tips should help you not only save a bunch of Energy, but generally have more on you at all times.
Dead By Daylight was announced for mobile around E3 and now an official site is up complete with an option to pre-register. Do so, and you can grab the game as soon as it’s available on iOS and Android.
This is the full experience that you can play on PC and console, just on your phone. All that’s really changed is the UI, which has been tweaked for the smaller screen.
Dead By Daylight Features Many Famous Murderers and Survivors
If you haven’t played this yet, it’s a survival horror multiplayer experience that pits a killer versus four survivors. Murderer has to hunt the survivors and butcher them, while the survivors have to, well, survive.
Dead By Daylight features many popular survivors and murderers from various different TV shows and movies, including Michael Myers, Freddie Krueger, and Ash Williams.
Dead by Daylight | Launch Trailer - YouTube
It launches worldwide across iOS and Android this year, and will enter a beta phase shortly in select territories. We’ll keep you posted about that.
In the meantime, head on over to the official site to learn more and pre-register to grab the game as soon as it launches – whenever that is.