First News : 2019-04-05

GAME ZONE : 16 : 16


16. GAME ZONE Issue 668 5 – 11 April 2019 FirstNews THE APPLE ARCADE SWITCH JUST one week after Google announced it would be getting into games, Apple has revealed that it will be launching its own arcade. Unlike Google’s game-streaming platform, Apple’s Arcade will be a bit more traditiona­l. You’ll pay a monthly fee to access more than a hundred games, many of them created especially for the Apple Arcade. These will be available offline, feature no microtrans­actions or adverts, and the whole family can share one account. There’s no mention of how much a subscripti­on will cost, although the arcade’s set to launch in September, so we’re sure we’ll find out fairly soon. As for the games coming up, they seem to be mostly from independen­t developers known for interestin­g games, so we’re definitely intrigued! 9 YOSHI’S CRAFTED WORLD YOSHI’S homemade adventure sees him taking on an all-new crafted world! But how is it? games reviewer George, aged seven, tells all. First News YOSHI’S EGG HUNT “The cute character from Super Mario, POKÉ-POWER FOR EARTH DAY Yoshi, is back in this new game. It’s a If you’re near London and looking for some Easter fun, Yoshi’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at KidZania Shepherd’s Bush across the holidays! From 8-21 April, there’ll be all sorts of egg-citing fun to be had! platform game with loads of detail. You have to collect gems that Kamek and Baby Bowser have put a spell on to make them all fly away. “As Yoshi, you go to different lands and have boss battles to collect the gems. You can even get costumes for Yoshi. It’s really fun, but it gets harder the further you get in the game. It has a mellow mode too, which makes the game easier if you want. If you like this is the game for you.” is celebratin­g Earth Day (22 April) by offering in-game bonuses to those who take part in a town tidy-up. POKÉMON GO ThePokémon­Company/Nintendo To get involved, all got to do is take part in area clean-up. They’re going on all across the UK, so have a look online for the closest one to you. Then, if you’re under 13, ask an adult if they could share your hard work on Twitter with @NianticLab­s, with the hashtag #Augmenting­Reality – then the developers can see your hard work! If enough people ‘Muk’ in, players will see some pretty awesome rewards! While Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April, clean-ups held from 13-28 April will count. To find out more, head to you’ve a local Pokémon GO Super Mario, FIRST WONDER BOX Make your B o slime FirstNews From the team behind EPIC! First Wonder Boxes are the perfect mix of learning and creativity, delivering hours of fun long after the Easter eggs have been eaten! Order now and get your first box in time for the Easter holidays. Start your adventure with Bugs, Dinosaurs, Rainforest­s, Pirates, Ancient Egypt or Super Science. yourfriend­s Trick withFakeIc­e-CreamSlime! Also ORDER NOW FOR EASTER includes Vomit S lime, Scented Slime, Colour-C hanging Slime DELIVERY and mu much ch, m ore! GET YOUR FIRST BOX HALF PRICE FOR JUST £4.49! VISIT WWW.FIRSTWONDE­RBOX.CO.UK After your first box, your subscripti­on will continue at just £8.99 (including delivery) every two weeks. Our flexible subscripti­on service means that you can pause your boxes if you want to take a break. Or of course, you can cancel your subscripti­on easily.

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