Category Archives: Guides

Thanks for checking out our Papa Pear Saga guide! If you're a free to play gamer and want to learn how to win these games without spending real money, be sure to check out our guides for other top games:..

As far as time management games go, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star [Free] is about as simple as it gets when it comes to understanding its freemium aspects. It takes time to stock floors, sell items and earn coins, and build floors. The game’s premium Imperial Bux can be used to speed up each of those activities and acts as the only currency that can be used to upgrade your bitizen-ferrying elevator. Still, there are a few tips and tricks that players can adhere if they want to get the most bang for their bux...

As we noted in our review, Gameloft’s GT Racing 2 [Free] is a great addition to the long line of excellent full-featured racers on iOS. While its freemium underpinnings are relatively benign, there’s still plenty of opportunity to get caught in that trap of feeling the need to pay in order to advance. The purpose of this guide is to provide some tips and tricks to avoid getting into those situations...

Thanks for checking out our Game of War: Fire Age guide! If you're a free to play gamer and want to learn how to win these games without spending real money, be sure to check out our guides for other top games:..

If you read my review, you know I had mixed feelings about Batman: Arkham Origins [Free], the latest from NetherRealm and Warner Bros. While I enjoyed the gameplay, I felt the monetization aspects ended up killing the game, particularly the poorly-implemented stamina meter. That said, it's a free game, and it's Batman, so I know a lot of you are playing it anyway. With that in mind, I thought I'd put together a little guide to help you make your way through the game without whipping out your Bat-Credit Card. Unless, that is, you want the Batman Beyond suit, in which case, I hope you have $50 to spare...

We've gotten into writing guides in a big way this year, and while we can offer up some good advice from a player's perspective, it's really awesome to get tips straight from the people who made the game and knows all of its nuances from the inside out. Like the Temple Run 2 developer tips, some of these might seem obvious to veteran players, but, if you've already beaten the game three times over do you really need tips?..

As we mentioned in our review, Pocket Trains [Free] really doesn't have a problem with excessive freemium elements. Sure, the game's premium 'Bux' are more important than ever, but the game is also balanced so players can earn them more through normal courses of play. With that said, we've got a few tips you can follow to make sure you'll earn enough coins and Bux without having to worry about needing to resort to IAP...

Thanks for checking out our Clash of Clans guide! If you're a free to play gamer and want to learn how to win these games without spending real money, be sure to check out our guides for other top games:..

It's kind of interesting how long-legged some games are in the App Store, especially compared to the traditional gaming market. Sure, Gree's base-building military romp Modern War [Free] is a bit long in the tooth, and is very similar to the even older Crime City [Free], but it's still as popular as ever. While it is, like fellow iOS offering Modern Combat, clearly riding off the success and fame of Call of Duty, its approach of taking similar settings and applying them to a different genre probably opens this up as a companion piece for Call of Duty fans, rather than the more difficult road of trying to dethrone the king. Whatever the reason, in the vein of our other guides, I've put together some advice and tips for those who are just getting into this one now...

When it comes to free games, you can find a huge assortment of varying levels of depth. Some focus on fairly superficial forms of collecting and/or building. Others, like Candy Crush Saga [Free], have a fairly simple premise that builds into something quite a bit more complex in the long run. Then, there's Puzzle & Dragons [Free]. This game has pretty well taken Japan by storm, causing teenagers to leave their handheld gaming systems at home in favor of their smartphones for perhaps the first time. Virtually all of these kids are playing without paying a single yen, which is more than possible since this is actually one of the most generous free games I've played...

If you wound the clocks back to when services like Twitch were starting along side the birth of the "Let's Play" trend on YouTube, you'd have found me scratching my head wondering why people like watching other people play video games so much instead of just playing them themselves. But, I admit, there's something that's really fun about watching professional streams, particularly impressive speed runs, and other amazing feats of gaming. Additionally, I love r/GamesTheMovie, a subreddit where people post entire video game plot lines clipped together as movies you can just watch. The one they put together for Halo, for instance, is great...

'Infinity Blade' Series Plot Guide - Here's What You Need to Know to Be Ready For 'Infinity Blade III'

Candy Crush [Free] and Clash of Clans [Free] may be ruling the top charts in the App Store, but it's hard to argue that there isn't a bigger game release than an entry into the Infinity Blade series. Since the series' introduction in 2010, Infinity Blade [$5.99] and Infinity Blade II [$6.99] raised the bar as to what people thought was possible for iPhone games, both graphically and mechanically; and with the announcement of Infinity Blade III at last week's iPhone Media Event, the bar looks to be raised again...

Recently, we've been talking about Candy Crush Saga [Free] a bit here at TouchArcade, both on our weekly podcast and in one of our recent "What Do You Think" articles. I know it's not exactly our usual bag here, but tons of people are enjoying this game. People who used to chide me for spending too much time playing video games are obsessed with this, including many of my family members...

Ah, the Hobbit. A fantastic book about an unlikely hero going on a great journey filled with danger, adventure, and treasure. Also, a somewhat dull movie about the first third of that book, give or take. Naturally, when the time came to craft a game based on this, one of the best fantasy road trips, there was just one genre to go with: city building. Okay, so it's kind of a poor fit for the spirit of the story, but you have to admit, Middle Earth is a pretty interesting setting for this kind of game. When it comes to fictional settings, few are as fleshed out as Tolkien's made-up language sandbox...

The Simpsons: Tapped Out [Free] has been one of the most popular games on the App Store, and for good reason. Not only is it based on one of the longest lasting and endearing animated shows ever (up to the mid-1990s, that is, but that’s a subject for another day), but it’s also fun, and there are no true paywalls. Yes, there are countless things you can buy with donuts, but none of them are required to enjoy the game, or progress through the objectives...

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