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Players in our community really like Zach Gage's Sage Solitaire and Really Bad Chess, so every time he comes out with a new game, our readers pay attention. Today, Flipflop Solitaire [Free], the sequel of sorts to Sage Solitaire, is out, and it looks like another interesting take on the classic card game. The twist in this one is that you can stack both up and down, but you can only move stacks of a single suit. These two simple changes to the rules change the way you approach the game and turn it into a Zach Gage game, where traditional rules are slightly tweaked to offer a whole new experience...

Ludosity's Card City Night is a very fun card game with cool mechanics and charm to spare, and now Card City Nights 2 [$4.99] is here to bring even more of what made the first one successful. Card City Nights 2 has reworked the gameplay system to make it even better and is bringing a brand new adventure that involves a mysterious flying city called Starship Frivolity (love the name) whose inhabitants are all into The Card Game. And, of course, you'll have to use that card game to find your place in Starship Frivolity as you go from city location to city location. The game comes with 200 cards, so there's already plenty of content to go through...




The South Park series has always been legendary amongst anyone who likes irreverent, offensive and ultimately hilarious cartoons, however it's only recently that the franchise has made a significant impact on the gaming industry. 2014's The Stick of Truth on consoles was a surprisingly deep and engrossing Paper Mario-esque take on the RPG genre, and this year's The Fractured But Whole kept up the euphemistic naming pattern while also receiving strong reviews from critics. As a result, it was inevitable that Matt Stone and Trey Parker's iconic animated sitcom would make a major appearance on mobile, and today the long-awaited South Park: Phone Destroyer [Free] has finally released worldwide on the App Store. Featuring some typically inappropriate PVP combat, Phone Destroyer has gone down well amongst our forum members in its soft launch, and looks to be a fitting mobile debut for the cartoon...

The Last Jedi movie is coming closer, so—as was to be expected—Star Wars mobile games are getting in on the fun. Now is the turn of Star Wars: Force Arena [Free] to join the Jedi party. Today's update will bring to the game twelve new playable units, with Rey and Kylo Ren leading the way. Rey will bring alongside her the Millenium Falcon, which will appear in the game for the first time. Kylo Ren will have a special skill called Rage, which makes me think of the SNL skit about Kylo Ren and Undercover Boss (worth watching for sure). The update also adds brand new units like Grenadiers, Medics, Resistance Troopers, T-70 X-Wings, First Order Stormtroopers, Riot Control Stormtroopers, Flame Troopers, and Tie Fighters...

Originally launched back in May of 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and had a really strange development cycle before then where it didn't really seem like Bethesda could decide if the 2016 Doom release was going to be a sequel titled Doom 4 or a reboot. In the end, it turned out to be neither, but rather a reimagining of what Doom games should be- A welcome change from previous installments in the series where they played more like survival horror games than the Doom we knew from our childhood. Gameplay is fast, and there's endless hordes of demons to shoot through as you make your way through a Mars research facility, then, of course, descend into Hell where things really start to get crazy...

Out Now: 'WonderWorlds', 'Cally's Caves 4', 'Catan Stories', 'Words With Friends 2', 'Bubblegum Hero', 'Duke Dashington Remastered', 'ESWAT City Under Siege', 'Starman: Tale of Light' and More

We're mid-week and it's time to round up the best new iOS game releases of the past 7 days. And let me tell you, this week's list is as strong as usual and that's not counting a handful of games that haven't hit yet as of this writing. Games like Card City Nights 2, FlipFlop Solitaire, The Scrungeon Depths, South Park: Phone Destroyer and more! You can expect we'll give you a heads up as these stragglers arrive leading into the weekend, but for now you'll have plenty to keep you busy with what's already available, which you can find in the full list below. As always let us know in the comments which games you're excited about this week...

'Million Onion Hotel' Review - Got a Million Onions but a Leek Ain't One of 'Em

When it comes to the noble hobby of video gaming, there are a whole bunch of tried and true concepts to build new products from. Not even one of those concepts involves mashing onions as quickly and strategically as possible in order to make fruits appear that you mash to rack up points while space cows trot across the bottom of the screen and little cartoon characters throw off their clothes and embrace passionately in the starry sky. But thanks to Million Onion Hotel [$3.99], we can finally live the dream, friends. This is a fast-paced yet strategic arcade-puzzle game, and if nothing else, I can say that you probably haven't ever seen anything quite like it before...

Take an Arrow to the Knee in 'Battle of Arrow'

I'm sorry, I couldn't write about an archery game and not mention the famous Skyrim line about taking an arrow to the knee, even though in Battle of Arrow you'll be aiming for heads more than knees. This upcoming game is all about real-time PvP where you try and take out your opponents before they take you out. As you would expect in a game like this one, you'll collect items, upgrade your skills, and pick the weapons that best fit your playing style. Most of the shooting happens on horseback, which should add a bit more excitement to the whole trying to puncture your opponent's head with an arrow part...

Catan (and all its numerous expansions) is one of the most popular board games out there, even though most people I know don't actually like to play it. Today, Asmodee Digital has decided to give us a different take on the board game with Catan Stories [$1.99], a text adventure game inspired by the board game. This is the first time Asmodee Digital has interpreted a board game into a different genre rather than just turn the physical into digital. Catan Stories: The Legend of the Sea Robbers is based on the (you guessed it) Legend of the Sea Robbers Catan expansion and has you following the journey of three new characters in what looks like a very pretty game...

More 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Details Revealed

Earlier today we talked about how Niantic's next game after the phenomenon that is Pokemon GO will be Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a game that I seriously can't wait to get my hands on (huge fan of the series). We now have more details on the game, and it sounds like it's going to be great fun and should hook another generation of players. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will have you learning and casting spells, exploring your (muggle-filled) neighborhoods to discover and fight legendary beasts, and teaming up with other wizards and witches to take down familiar enemies. The announcement also talks about "discovering the wonderful, and often magical parts of the world around them," so I think we'll be able to see those hidden, magical places in the world around us (a bit like the headquarters in Order of the Phoenix or Diagon Alley)...

As you probably know if you've been trying to get into the Magic: The Gathering Arena Beta, you won't be able to stream or show the game until months from now, so the only chances we get to see the game live is when the developers stream it for us. Well, in about 30 minutes from now, you can tune in to the official Twitch channel of MTGA and watch the developers talk about the game while streaming some new decks. That way, you'll be able to either ask questions about the game or just watch and see how the game is coming about. So far, it looks very promising and better than Duels, although Magic has so many moving pieces that we'll have to wait and see the finished product to see if they nailed it...

I know that many of you enjoy watching us stream all kinds of games on our Twitch [Free] channel but can't always show your support if you do your watching on the mobile app. Fortunately, that's about to change. Twitch has just announced that starting today, you can buy Bits on the mobile app (although it's going to take a couple of weeks for the functionality to go live in the 40 countries or so that the feature will be available). The Buy Bits button will now appear at the bottom of the chat, and once you tap it, you'll be able to pick a Bits bundle and show us how much fun you're having. Bits pricing on mobile will be a bit higher though (those pesky fees)...

If you're a football (see soccer) fan and like to play mobile games, you know that there's been a dearth of good football games ever since FIFA decided to shift away from being a game about playing football and became a game about collecting things. PES 2017 took advantage of that gap in the market and got plenty of fans when it came out last year. This year's PES 2018 [Free] (which has replaced the 2017 app) wants to continue focusing on the football playing part of the sport while also taking us back to earlier footballing times. Specifically, the game features David Beckham (both in-game and as the app icon) as well as legends like Romario, Maradona, Ian Rush, Steven Gerrard, and Michael Owen (I know some will debate whether the last two should be called legends, but I support Liverpool, so there's that)...

Best New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'WonderWorlds', 'Catan Stories', 'Sandcastles', 'Cally's Caves 4', 'Disjoint', and More

Today's made up holiday is Abet and Aid Punsters Day, which apparently is a day where you're supposed to come up with terrible puns and encourage others to do the same. This holiday likely had more relevance before Reddit became a thing and terrible puns took over the internet. Regardless of where you stand on puns, there's a load of awesome games that have come out this week along with a few more that we know of which haven't popped up on the App Store yet like South Park Phone Destroyer. Stay tuned for that sometime later tonight or tomorrow!..

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' is Niantic's Next Game, Coming Next Year

While it seemed obvious Pokemon Go [Free] would do well, I'm not sure anyone expected the title to be a straight up global phenomenon. This trouble here is that when a game hits that hard, it's typically impossible to top. We've seen countless mobile developers with one-off titles that do incredibly well, only to see sequels and subsequent titles struggle to find their footing. Well, Niantic's next title might have the magic it takes to duplicate the success of Pokemon Go by leaning on an IP which might have an even more excited fanbase: Harry Potter. ..

'Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition' Pre-Registration Is Now Live on Android

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is a mobile remake of the massive Final Fantasy XV that released last year on PS4 and Xbox One platforms. When Eli played the opening section of it, he was pretty impressed with how well it followed the console game. The one thing we were all skeptical about was pricing because it isn’t a secret that Final Fantasy XV has been a massive project spanning over a decade for consoles. There’s a new trailer for the pocket edition that you can watch below:..

Words With Friends is probably one of the most recognizable mobile games in the world (along with games like Candy Crush Saga and, maybe, Clash of Clans), but after 8 years of life, Words With Friends is showing its age, so Zynga had decided to release today the sequel, Words With Friends 2 [Free]. This brand new game will bring changes both to the way the game looks and to the way it plays. Specifically, expect a more visually pleasant UI, with better colors and bigger fonts, both essential changes for the older demographic. The new version brings along more than just aesthetic changes. Words With Friends 2 gets Solo Challenge, a single-player mode that uses AI technology to help you improve your skills. Bots of a range of skills will help you finally get better at not losing that badly when playing...

As you probably know if you've been reading my reviews of Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 [$4.99], I haven't been too excited with the first three episodes. My primary problem with the game so far has been that the developers have been trying to turn Minecraft into a sword-swinging adventure, and given the limitations of the game's engine, it hasn't worked well at all. Today, we are getting Episode 4, Below the Bedrock, and I'm really hoping the series shifts away from its emphasis on violence and on swinging swords and goes back to focusing on the game's characters and on the many facets of the Minecraft universe. I'm still interested to see where Jesse's story goes in this episode (besides going literally below the bedrock) and seeing how the whole Admin story continues to play out...

SwitchArcade: 'Golf Story', 'Stardew Valley', 'Fire Emblem Warriors', and 'Super Mario Odyssey' Mini-Reviews

We always get a positive response whenever we post about Switch stuff now and again as it seems like there's loads of crossover in our audience between people who are into gaming on the go who also, unsurprisingly, are also really into the Nintendo Switch. Maybe we'll eventually get into full-on Switch reviews, but for the time being I like the idea of posting these sort of mini-review roundups. So, if you're even half as into the Switch as we are, strap in. Otherwise, well, we've posted other iOS stuff today you can check out instead!..

BlizzCon is officially over, unfortunately, but it was a blast to attend, and we got plenty of fun Hearthstone [Free] news to hold us over until the next expansion hits. During the Hearthstone Q&A panel, the developers went beyond just talking about the upcoming expansion, so we got some interesting tidbits of information that I think you'll find interesting. Nothing ground-breaking, unfortunately, but plenty of cool things nonetheless. One of the most important insights was the possibility of a traditional draft mode coming to Fireside Gatherings in the future. Arena start off looking like Magic's draft, where players have to pick cards from the same packs, which brings out a whole different strategy...

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