Category Archives: Guides

Regardless of how you might feel about Seabeard’s [Free] freemium tendencies, it’s an incredibly deep game with a lot of content behind it. Unfortunately, a lot of that content requires understanding the intricacies of its timer systems and how it trains players to play the game. The following compiles a few tips and tricks on how to succeed within Seabeard’s system. We talk a little bit about quests before discussing the game’s inventory system, sailing minigames, and even some tips on spending the hard-to-earn pearls...

How to Emulate Everything from the NES to PlayStation on iPhone and iPad

Editor's Note: We don't often cover much (or really, anything) to do with the jailbreak scene, but given Apple's recent crackdowns on the enterprise certificate loophole that everyone was using to install emulators without jailbreaking, it's starting to become clear that if you want to run emulators on your iPhone the only truly reliable way to do it is via jailbreak. We spotted a fantastic guide by Kai Vestergaard on Reddit, so we contacted him to flesh it out further so we could republish it here. Jailbreak and emulators are historically fairly controversial within our community, but we figure it's better to post a detailed guide on how to actually do it and what to specifically install than leave people scouring potentially dodgy sites and maybe even bricking their phones in the process...

'Injustice: Gods Among Us' Guide - More Tips To Win Without Spending Real Money

Roughly a billion years ago in App Store time, or about a year and a half ago in human time, I put together a guide for Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free]. It's a pretty nice guide, I think, but here's something interesting you may or may not know about Injustice: WB Games updates this game all the freaking time. While a lot of the advice I gave in that guide is still sound, some of it is outdated and there's a whole lot of new stuff to take into account if you play this game these days. With that in mind, I've decided to put together a new guide, a supplemental if you will, covering some of the changes and new aspects of the game as it currently stands. I'm going to start by revisiting some of the things I said in the old guide that don't quite work anymore. I'll then move into talking about Challenge Mode and Multiplayer Battles...

'Call of Duty: Heroes' Guide - Tips to Win Without Spending Real Money

While it’s not exactly a groundbreaking free-to-play base builder, Call of Duty: Heroes [Free] is still a pretty decent freemium title. Our review mentioned that the game itself is a bit more forgiving in some aspects of it freemium elements, but like all similar titles, there are still plenty of timers and opportunities to shell out for premium currency. For folks new to the genre — and even for those veterans that know what they’re doing — we’ve compiled some tips to help you get the most out of the game without necessarily resorting to shelling out...

‘Vainglory’ Guide - Tips and Tricks for Victory and Glory

Vainglory [Free / Free (HD)] certainly isn’t the first MOBA to hit iOS. However, with its impressive visuals and incredibly balanced heroes and gameplay, it’s probably the most popular title in the genre right now.  For folks new to title or even to the genre, we thought we’d compile some tips and tricks regarding MOBAs in general as well as Vainglory in specific...

Love it or hate it, Candy Crush Soda Saga [Free] has made a fairly predictable march up to the top of the charts since its release not too long ago. That means tons of people are playing it, and knowing King's games as I do, that means tons of people are getting stuck and wanting to toss their mobile device every time they hear that smarmy voice-over guy say, "Oooh". Well, as usual, I've spent a good bit of time playing the game since its soft launch in the sandy deserts of Canada, and I've got some advice to help you turn those "ooohs" into "ahhhs". Well, there isn't actually an "ahhh", but you know what I mean...

Okay, so I know that Gameloft's new runner Spider-Man Unlimited [Free] didn't go over well with some of our readers, mostly due to its use of a energy meter in what is perhaps the worst possible genre to put a stamina meter into, but I still think the game is a heck of a lot of fun, and it's been eating into my productivity since it came out. It's quite content-rich for a running game, and there are a lot of angles you could come at the game from and come away very satisfied, all without spending a cent. The energy meter is the biggest elephant in the room, and you can only mitigate it at best, but apart from that, this game is surprisingly generous to the frugal gamer. Rather than do my usual guide with a collection of tips in a list, I'm going to first present some general advice, then different sections based on what your personal goals are for the game. The way to progress in this game is pretty different depending on whether you're more interesting in chasing scores, completing the story portions, or just collecting characters...

As we mentioned in our review, Tiny Tower Vegas [Free] is a bit more engaging than its predecessor, with the folks at Nimblebit adding new elements such as an extra premium currency and casino mini-games that significantly shift the way you play. While Nimblebit games in general have a reputation of being fair in its IAP facets, there are some considerations that can be made to help earn premium currency even faster while ensuring that its spent in the most efficient way possible. The following guide will help you earn those chips and bux while making sure they are spent wisely...

Okay, so I'm a typical SEGA fan. I complained about Sonic Jump Fever [Free] in my review, but I still ended up playing it a lot anyway. This, however, works out to your benefit, because since I've somehow unlocked pretty much everything, I'm in a great position to give you some advice about how to get the most out of this game with a minimum of pain and suffering. The core gameplay isn't very deep, and if you've played a jumping game before, you've probably developed some skills that will help you out in this game. The game does have a bunch of unlockables and power-ups, though, and there's definitely an optimal way of making use of those. Here are ten tips to help you score big in Sonic Jump Fever without losing your personal gold ring stockpile...

Well, this is it, Naxxramas is over. We've had five awesome weeks of new content in Hearthstone [Free (HD)]. In the words of Dr. Seuss, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." That might be a little over-dramatic. Anyway, this last part of Naxx is super cool, and continues to totally nail the feel of the actual World of Warcraft boss fights in card game form. This whole expansion is going to be hard to top...

As I completed the final class challenge of the Construct Wing, it hit me, next week is the last Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion wing to open... Potentially for a long time. Blizzard hasn't mentioned any solid plans for more expansions yet, and, knowing how Blizzard has operated in the past, it might be a while. So, let's savor these last couple wings, eh?! Also, I know I've been slow to put up the guides for the Heroic side of the previous wing. I really wanted to believe beating them were possible without just drawing a god hand and having the bosses draw crap the whole game, but I'm not so sure. I'll get it up soon...

We're 3/5 of the way through Blizzard's expansion to Hearthstone [Free (HD)] Curse of Naxxramas, and so far it's been awesome. I feel like the most recently released quarter is a bit easier than the last, but, defeating the bosses and class challenges is still a lot of fun. In case you've missed any of our guides on Naxx, or randomly stumbled across this one, here's the list of what we've posted so far:..

As promised earlier today, we're back again with the totally free to play deck lists to beat the heroic Plague Quarter. Keep in mind, this quarter is hard with good decks that cheese enemy health using Alexstraza… And is downright brutal with decks that only use cards that you get for free without buying any packs. But, it can be done. At this point though, you would've had to pay for this Hearthstone [Free (HD)] expansion, either with real-world money or a substantial amount of in-game gold, so I'd think you would have better cards to play with. But, hey, if you like a challenge, try these on for size...

Man, Hearthstone is really working up to be something awesome here with the way they're releasing new cards via these single player adventures. If you had any complaints about the difficulty of the heroic Arachnid Quarter, you should be more than satisfied with what you'll find in the heroic side of the Plague Quarter. These are easily the toughest challenges yet. In case you've missed any of our previous guides, here they are:..

Man, Hearthstone [Free (HD)] is getting awesome. I talked about this on our podcast, but I've got to say this is by far the cleverest way to release new cards that I've ever seen in a collectable card game. These boss (and class) encounters are a ton of fun, and if you liked the Arachnid Quarter, you're going to love the Plague Quarter...

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