Category Archives: Guides

It was kind of surprising how long it took Sega to make an endless runner featuring Sonic the Hedgehog on iOS. Thankfully, when Sonic Dash [Free] finally appeared a few years ago, it was actually pretty solid (as far as free-to-play behind-the-back runners go, of course). In my opinion the recently released sequel, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom [Free] is even better, so I’ve decided to put together some tips and tricks to help you be the blue-iest blur this side of Green Hill Zone...

Kabam’s Star Wars: Uprising [Free] is not a very forgiving freemium game. With multiple in-game currencies along with a premium counterpart that’s pretty expensive to purchase that aspect of Uprising would be tough enough to navigate. Combine that with the expansive equipment system, mission structure and the extracurricular battles and there is plenty of opportunity for players to lose out on potential rewards. However, with the right timing and knowledge, there’s also opportunity to be taken advantaged of. A few of us here have been playing pretty regularly since launch and have compiled a few tips on how to potentially put the odds in your favor...




If you've watched a show like The Walking Dead, you'll know that in a zombie apocalypse, the unprepared always die first. If you play by the rules, you'll die; if you don't have survivalist skills, you'll die. In other words, if you don't know all the tricks, you won't be able to make it far in a zombie apocalypse or in the new zombie game, The Walking Dead: No Man's Land [Free]. Unlike in a real zombie apocalypse, in The Walking Dead: NML you can buy IAPs to help tilt the survival odds in your favor, but who said that surviving should cost you actual money? That's why I'm writing this The Walking Dead: No Man's Land guide so you can survive without shelling out any money; you can keep that for your victory burger after taking down the walkers. The game is a combination of base building, RPG, and tactical gameplay, and you'll spend most of your time with it expanding and upgrading your base, guiding your survivors through various sets from the TV show, killing zombies, and gathering supplies...

Like it or not, the latest Need For Speed game to hit iOS is pretty aggressively free-to-play. It has lots of timers, at least five different currencies, and a store packed with IAP to buy. Luckily, though, Need For Speed: No Limits [Free] is actually pretty fun. In fact, I’ve continued playing it every day even after writing our review last week, and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. In all that time I haven’t felt any need to spend so much as a dime, either, so I’ve decided to put together this handy guide to help other racers out there in their quest for shiny new cars and gold trophies...

In addition to the awesome Guild/Team additions as well as the Halloween map skin, Version 1.9 of Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA Vainglory [Free] also saw the debut of Phinn, the latest hero to enter the Halcyon Fold. It’s always nice to see a new Support character and like all the other heroes, Phinn has some pretty crazy tricks up his sleeve. If you’re interested in seeing how Phinn plays within the meta, read on as we offer a beginner’s guide...

Freemium elements, aside, I’m a pretty big fan of the recent Pokemon Shuffle Mobile [Free] title to hit iOS. While I played it a bit on the Nintendo 3DS, I always thought it would work better on mobile (with others agreeing as well) and my convictions turned out to be correct when I finally installed it on my iPhone. While it has great production values and all the Pokemon allies most fans have grown to love, it’s still a match-3 freemium game. Despite the good and bad associated with that, it does mean that as a freemium game there are always a few things to keep in mind, as well as tips that can be followed in order to maximize your enjoyment with the game. We thought we’d compile a few of those in a starter guide for folks looking to get a leg up on the game...

A Beginner’s Guide to Skye, the latest 'Vainglory' Hero

It feels like it’s been forever since Super Evil Megacorp released a new hero for its mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free] (in all reality it’s only been two months). Thankfully, that all changed with the launch of Version 1.8, which brought with it the debut of Skye, the latest hero to hit the Halcyon Fold. While she’s pretty difficult to use, she also has the capability to be an incredibly rewarding addition to any team. We’ve been putting her through her paces during this ICE-only launch week and have compiled beginner’s guide for folks wondering if she’s right for them...

If you have been following us on Mobcrush, you know how much we love Vainglory [Free]. It has entered our weekly rotation of fun and cool games we play. As a guy who likes to be generally helpful, I've found myself in the support/roam role more often than not. Now I am not a pro tier player, but I get to see some interesting dynamics play out that the typical player focused on last hits, invades and team fights might not immediately perceive. Playing a support can mean a number of things but if I can sum it up in one word, it would be "foresight." Everything you do as a support will inevitably lead you back to how well you anticipated your team and your enemy. Scouting Mines, pings, defensive and support items are all tools at your disposal that will set the stage for the outcome of your game...

When Hearthstone's [Free] first full card set expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes launched, there was an immense amount of confusion regarding how to buy the correct packs in Hearthstone. The amount of people who didn't know how to buy Goblins vs Gnomes packs was truly incredible, leading us to posting this guide that explained to both new and veteran players of Hearthstone how to buy Goblins vs Gnomes packs...

'Five Nights At Freddy's' Plot Guide - Everything To Know Before 'Five Nights At Freddy's 4'

Okay, so there's this series of scary games called Five Nights At Freddy's. Have you heard of it? It's pretty popular, with all three games in the series scoring major hits on every platform they've released on, and a fourth on the way. When described in terms of pure gameplay, it's not much more than a frantic take on the old Red Light/Green Light children's game, but the atmosphere, story, and ever-mysterious lore have earned the series a ton of dedicated fans. They meet in various places on the Internet to share theories and predictions and discuss the meaning of the many vague hints the creator has left in each game. From the outside looking in, it's all a bit impenetrable, which is why we decided to put together a plot guide in the spirit of our Infinity Blade guide from a couple of years ago. If you are new to the series and don't really get what's going on with the story, this guide has pretty much everything you'll need to know and then some...

As we reported earlier, Super Evil Megacorp’s latest update to its mobile MOBA brought a host of changes to the game. Probably one of the biggest additions to Vainglory [Free] was the launch of the newest hero, Rona. As is the case with all new hero debuts in Vainglory, there are some pretty cool new intricacies in how to use her. We’ve been playing many a game with her since the update and have a few beginner tips to help succeed...

This week’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] event takes us back to the world of Final Fantasy VIII and the epic battle against the Sorceress Edea. Balamb Garden: The SeeDs of Conflict not only offers the opportunity to unlock two more heroes of the game but also their memory crystals (assuming you pass the Elite Dungeon tests). Before you go forth and recall the record of one of the world’s most emo heroes (…whatever), let’s take a closer look at the event, its bosses, and the heroes themselves...

After an event that lasted a big longer than most normal limited time events (most likely due to the debut of Memory Crystals as well as the Festival of Gold which replaced the normal content), Record Keeper [Free] is back to its normal schedule of weekly limited events. For this event, entitled Princess of Alexandria, Record Keeper debuts content from Final Fantasy IX for the first time and offers some pretty cool high end rewards for players with the skills (and equipment) to pass them. As is the custom, we’ve run through the content and have some tips for players looking to unlock as much of the content as available...

Yes, managing your own fallout shelter in Fallout Shelter [Free] is great, but what about exploring one of your own? And you know, a fallout shelter isn't creepy enough as it is, why not throw some Five Nights at Freddy's [$2.99] characters in there? Well, thanks to the power of Minecraft PE [$6.99], you can do exactly that. Here's how!..

'Fallout Shelter' Guide – Strategies, Tips and Tricks for the Industrious Post-Apocalypse Vault Overseer

Bethesda came out of the gate swinging at their first ever E3 Conference Sunday night. Among all the hype for Doom, Dishonored 2, and Fallout 4 came a few smaller announcements. One of those announcements was a new Fallout mobile game called Fallout Shelter[Free], a partnership between Bethesda and Behaviour Interactive, and it is just adorable. I mean, in a horribly grim-dark sort of way. Basically it’s a Tiny Tower [Free]style town management game set in the alternate history world of Fallout, and it is just oozing that Fallout style. The main points I’ll be covering are the Basics, Population Control, Baby Making, Caps Acquisition, Room Rushing, and Happiness...

Considering one of the biggest features with the recent Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] update is the announcement of Memory Crystals and the ability to beak the level cap, we knew it wouldn’t be long before the first ones started to hit the game. Lo and behold, this week’s limited time challenge not only offers players the opportunity to earn one of the first optional heroes (in case you missed it) but also offers the first two Memory Crystals. We’ve earned both already and offer some tips for those up for the challenge...

Minecraft PE [$6.99] added quite a few cool new features with its latest Version 0.11.0 update. While we’ve discussed at length one of the cooler features in its custom skins, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the other significant additions. Indeed, while they seem relatively small, the ability to build a boat (as well as a fishing rod) are important additions that have the potential to significantly change the way you explore your world. In case you aren’t savvy to the latest nautical additions, we’re here to give you the info needed to check them out in game...

This week’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] event lets players earn the world’s best thie…ahem Treasure Hunter from Final Fantasy VI fame. There are a lot of memorable characters in FFVI, but Locke always had a soft spot in my book, especially once you got to play his side story in the World of Ruin. This week’s event, appropriately titled Legendary Plunder is a Challenge Event takes you on a highly summarized jaunt through the first 3/4th of FF VI and eventually concludes with that faithful scene. For folks looking for a little help along the way, read on...

As we reported earlier, the folks at Super Evil Megacorp recently released their latest 1.5 patch. Amongst a large amount of balance changes and additions to the game’s skin system, version 1.5 also saw the debut of Fortress, the latest hero to join the Halcyon Fold. Vainglory has an excellent track record of releasing interesting heroes with unique perks that offer a new way of interacting with the metagame. Fortress is no exception and, as usual, we thought we’d post some tips and a beginner’s guide for those looking to check him out...

I’m a big fan of this week’s Final Fantasy: Record Keeper [Free] limited time event. For one, the major reward is unlocking the record for Vanille, a character that I enjoyed when I played through Final Fantasy XIII. More importantly, the event takes place in FFXIII which means I get to listen to the game’s awesome battle theme some more. For fans of DeNA's RPG looking for some tips to get through this week’s The Fal’Cie of Pulse event, we got you covered below...

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