No question, Badland is one of the best iOS games of 2013 so far. Just check out its hugely impressive average rating of 8.7 on this very site for proof.
It's easy to see why the critics have fallen in love with the game. Realistic physics, gorgeous art, and intuitive controls combine to make this one very memorable mobile experience.
Furthermore, Badland is extremely easy to play. It's one of those single-finger games, in fact. Touch the screen to make your fledgling forest dweller flap its tiny wings, scooting over hazards and scrambling through the cluttered landscape.
Despite this simplicity, Badland CAN be a tricky game to master. That's why Quality Index publisher Steel Media has just launched the Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Badland as a standalone app for iPad.
This free iPad guide is aimed at Badland beginners, though it's also ideal for those looking to improve their performance and increase their end-of-level Clone count.
It's created by the iOS gaming experts over at Pocket Gamer, with significant contributions from Badland developer Frogmind.
In this guide, Badland is broken down into its core components, enabling you to examine how you can survive for longer (and more successfully) against the game’s treacherous traps.
Power-ups and secret achievements are also addressed here, plus there's an in-depth interview with the developer for good measure.
Steel Media's Official Pocket Gamer Guide to Badland is available now as a free iPad app download from the iOS App Store.