Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In anticipation of the new SpongeBob movie that’s coming out soon, Nickelodeon has released a new match-3 puzzler called SpongeBob Bubble Party. Join your favorite sponge in Bikini Bottom or the Jellyfish Fields as you try to pop bubbles as fast as you can to get the high score. As you play you can earn Krabby Patties to unlock locations and characters unique powers.
You can download SpongeBob Bubble Party for $1.99 on the App Store now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Motrr announced today the release of Galileo, their new motorized mount for the iPhone 6. Galileo uses apps, such as TimeLapse, Collabracam, and FaceSnap, to control the mount letting you program pan/tilt time-lapse video, track faces, create panoramas, and more. Motrr also create a new app called Golem which controls the mount while running in the background so it will not interrupt activities such as video chat. The mount has full 360 degree movement and allows users to insert their phone in either direction as to not block the lighting port.
You can buy a Motrr Galileo iPhone 6 mount for $29.95 and the GolemApp is available for free on the App Store.
The game now features seven new collections, which contain over fifty new pieces of special loot, seven new suits, five new ships and more than a dozen new missions to complete. New locations have also been added, with Easter Eggs and secrets hidden within. Feature-wise, players will now find that they have the ability to sell their completed collections for coins, with collections now available to be ranked up.
Deep Loot is available to plunder from the App Store now for free.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Star Wars: Galactic Defense is getting its first in-game event called Attack on Echo Base. Fans of DeNA’s tower defense game will be excited to battle through the snow and ice of planet Hoth. You’ll be able to rank up on the leader
boards and earn increased experience, in-game currency and rewards during the event. There is also a special bonus wave on each level where you can score higher than ever and new characters to be used during the event.
Attack on Echo Base is only around for a limited time. You can check it out by playing from 1/28/15 through 2/2/15.
Download Star Wars: Galactic Defense on the App Store for free and join the fight.
Blood Brothers 2, DeNA’s follow-up to the original Blood Brothers, is an intriguing card collecting / role-playing / strategy hybrid. There’s seemingly a lot to take in at first, but with 148Apps’ help, you’ll soon be able to effortlessly smack away whatever your enemies lob at you. Have at it!
War Tactics for Novices
Claim your gifts when you play the first time – You should receive some gifts when you first play Blood Brothers 2, including a quantity of gold, some rare commanders, and some blood sigils (the game’s hard currency). These all come in extremely handy for the early portions of the game, so make sure to claim them! In fact, make sure to claim all your gifts every day. You don’t acquire them automatically, and if they sit in your mailbox for too long, they’ll disappear.
Pay attention to the weapon triangle – The key to victorious battles in Blood Brother 2 is adhering to the weapon triangle. Mounted units trump archers, which trump swordsmen, which trump mounted units. If you’re wielding a stronger weapon than your enemy, you’ll do double damage. However, if your enemy has the stronger weapon, you’ll have twice as much damage inflicted on you.
Save your blood sigils – When you lose a battle or run out of stamina, Blood Brothers 2 offers you the chance to continue or recharge for blood sigils. Don’t take the offer. Save your sigils for pacts, which are necessary for summoning strong commanders.
Don’t miss your chance for daily pacts – You’re allowed to conduct a pact for new commanders at three points in the day: Dawn, noon, and twilight. If you miss a draw, you can’t go back. You have to wait for the next window.
Try not to let enemies get the first strike – Keep your distance from enemies when you’re on the map screen. If a unit moves on you, they get the first strike. However, if you move on them, you get the first strike.
Tap to select a commander, and swipe to use their skill – If your commander glows blue, it means they’re ready to launch their special attack. Said attacks are usually best to save for strong enemies, however. Simply tap a commander’s portrait to put them on the battlefield and execute normal attacks. If you’d like them to use their attack for that turn, swipe upwards when putting them on the field.
Observe enemy details before choosing your commanders for a battle – You can take a look at enemy intel before starting a fight. Doing so lets you know what kind of enemies you’re up against, how strong they are, whether or not they can be recruited, and most importantly, what weapons they’re wielding. Always take a look at the facts, and choose your own troops accordingly.
Stay Alert, Stay Safe!
Retreat to your base for healing – You can heal your units by retreating to your base. You regain hit points whenever you move out, then back in. Don’t spam the trick, however: You only have a certain number of moves to achieve your goal in a level.
Matching weapon-for-weapon will do in a pinch – Lacking the soldiers necessary to trump an enemy commander’s weapon? No worries. Matching a foe weapon-for-weapon is acceptable, too. Just try very hard not to put yourself in a position where your weapon is weaker than your enemy’s.
Turns recharge tactics – Tactics are valuable because they let you attack enemies from a safe distance. Every turn charges your tactics, so use them strategically.
Using tactics doesn’t take up a turn – Utilizing tactics against the foe – the catapult, for instance – doesn’t take up any turns. It’s not a bad idea to save up tactics for boss characters. They can really soften up a fight, especially if you’re hurting by the time you reach your final destination.
Have you ever dreamt of being deliciously gluten-y? Do you feel passionate about Rye and Wheat? The guys at Bossa Studios do and that is why they are bringing I AM BREAD to iOS soon. The loafy app will feature all the new content that is being included in the Steam Early Access version. You’ll get the all new garage area and Cheese Hunt mode starring Crispbread. So there’s only one question left: Are you ready to toast?!?
You can find out more about I AM BREAD in the newest dev diary.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 29th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
2K, Turtle Rock Studios, and Cat Daddy Games have launched their companion app for the 4 vs 1 shooter Evolve. The app, titled Evolve: Hunters Quest, is a Match-3 puzzle game that connects to your main game and lets you join a team of hunters as they explore the planet Shear. The game has over 100 missions that will earn you Mastery Points to level up your characters with and can also be used in the main Evolve game as well. By playing Evolve: Hunters Quest, you can find and unlock art from Evolve and let you watch replays of your online multiplayer matches.
Evolve: Hunters Quest is available from the App Store now and it’s a free download.
The batch of pixelated goodness known as The Sandbox is no stranger to update goodness, and its latest build brings in yet more interesting features.
The latest update reveals a collaboration with Robery Kirkman’s Invincible comics characters.
★ THE SUPER-HEROES CAMPAIGN ★
Battle against villains and restore peace in the world with the heroes from Invincible! Heroes Team! Punch enemies, solve puzzles, and make your heroes work as a team by toggling between them!
Discover the incredible powers of our 4 new super-heroes elements: Dupli-Kate, Invincible, Rex-Splode and Monster Girl! (Based on the comic book series entitled “Invincible” created by Robert Kirkman, Corey Walker and Ryan Ottley)
Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 28th, 2015 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
If you are looking for guidance about how to navigate the minefield of socializing at work or in your personal life, Good.Co is here to help. The app uses a personality test, based on a Myers Briggs Test (MBTI), to unearth your strengths and weaknesses. It will give you advice on how to interact better with other people and give you insight into why others react to you the way they do.
Good.Co also works as a social network. You can search for jobs and companies that will fit your personality. You can share with your friends and family and also discover new friends that will match your style.
You can download Good.Co for free on the App Store and start discovering yourself right away!
gumi Inc. has released chapters 7 and 8 for their line defense role-playing game Chain Chronicle. As Captain of your army, you can recruit 12 new characters in this expansion to help you fight off the ogre horde. You’ll be making your way to the Imperial Tournament to impress Princess Tsuru and rescue Phoena from First Lord Shuza. The update also comes with a few bug fixes and new features including a return login bonus, booster items, and Facebook friends invite rewards.
You can download Chain Chronicle for free on the App Store.
Calling all toy collectors:
Want to know if Battle of Toys is the toy themed fighter for you? Check out our Battle of Toys review!
Battle of Toys is a fighting game involving dozens of collectible toys of various stature, power and style. One thing they all share, however, is the ability to kick the fluff out of each other. To get the best out of your growing collection and the team of up to 6 that you send into battle, we’ve compiled something of a beginner’s guide to get you started.
Rock ‘em ‘n’ Sock ‘em
Upping the difficulty can swing you more rewards when you win, but obviously it makes opponents much tougher as well, particularly their defensive and offensive capabilities, making defeating them within the time limit tough.
Bear in mind however, that you only have to finish the 30 seconds with MORE health than your opponents overall. Actually finishing them off doesn’t matter most of the time, so with some boosts equipped, the higher difficulties need not be so daunting. At the very least, the second difficulty tier is always worth an attempt.
The trickiest special attack mini-game is the crosshair targeting system, simply because the accuracy isn’t always exactly spot on. As a rule, wait for each axis to go red before tapping to stop.
Once you have more than one toy, swapping them out regularly during a fight is a good tactic. At best, you’ll dodge an enemy attack, at worst you’ll even out the health lost during the fight, and that’s important, because what they don’t tell you is that the toy that you win the match with will have its health replenished free of charge. Therefore tagging in a damaged toy to finish off an opponent is a good tactical move.
Upgrading your toys and applying at least one special attack or boost to each of your team members is a wise move to make before heading into a fight. It saves wasting energy and having to fix up battered toys.
Alternatively, rather than upgrading the existing toys in your collection, getting by with characters with lower stats and preserving money for another toy will be advantageous in the long run. A second toy is automatically unlocked after the fourth round anyway, so just continue building your collection naturally.
Fistful of Dollars
Use the lucky dip machine regularly, but hold off on using crystals to skip the cooling off period, because although coins, powerups and the odd crystal come fairly often, toys are extremely rare. Resist the urge to keep on spinning and wait the rather short cooling off period of 12 minutes instead.
Coins, diamonds and energy will be dropped by opponents during fights, but will have to be picked up manually, so act fast or they’ll be gone for good once they exit the game screen as the toys continue to dash about.
If you have Facebook, linking your account will grant you 10 diamonds and a costume with a handy stat increase to one of your toys. The 10 diamonds are then best spent on coins (8 for 15,000), with the remaining 2 saved for replenishing energy or later in exchange for more coins. Furthermore, when you level up, you will presented with a choice between 1 diamond or 5,000 coins for sharing on Facebook. Combine this with the diamonds that can be attained via other social networking incentives and the game is quite generous with its rewards.
Coins are best saved for the purchase of the more realistically-priced toys or on upgrades, particularly on new costumes which yield larger upgrade potential than upgrading single parts at a time. Once you have a few toys in your team, you can then use the costumes strategically for a more balanced squad.
We hope these few tips and hints will help you keep your toys away from the yard sale and at the top of the toy box.
After a successful Kickstarter Pro Pinball: Timeshock!, an upcoming title from Barnstorm Games, will be arriving on the App Store later this week. That in itself is awesome.
Ahead of that, we are proud to announce that we have a new trailer for the game — exclusively on 148apps.com!
The game is based on the popular 90s game series Pro Pinball.
Barnstorm Development Chief Adrian Barritt mentions the nostalgia that made the redevelopment possible. “It’ll be great to have Timeshock! back in the hands of players again; the Kickstarter campaign has demonstrated that there is so much nostalgia for this title both from us and fans of the original Pro Pinball series of games,” he says. “We are bringing the definitive pinball simulation to a new generation of platforms and players, starting today with iOS. The Retina screens and tactile nature of the iPhone and iPad are such a perfect fit, the game has never been realized in such stunning clarity before.”
As noted, the game is due out this week. It will be available in two tiers, Standard ($2.99) and Deluxe ($6.99) on the App Store.
Wargaming’s award-winning mobile tank battler, World of Tanks Blitz, has been updated with an all new map and a selection of British tanks. Update 1.6 launched on iOS and Android on the 21st of January.
The British line includes nine iconic British tanks from throughout history. Recognisable names include the Churchill, Black Prince, Conqueror, and the FV214b.
Wargaming wouldn’t expect you to blow up all these new tanks on familiar terrain, though. A brand new map called Castilla was included in the update.
World of Tanks Blitz launched back way back in December 2014 as the mobile version of the popular PC hit, World of Tanks. The latest update represents the first major release since the game’s launch.
There has been an explosion of interest in World of Tanks Blitz. Since launch, the game has been installed on over 5 million iOS and Android devices. With a current Quality Index rating of 8.5, World of Tanks Blitz has also been a complete critical success.
Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play [download] and get started on your tank warfare career entirely for free.
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.
MOONRISE is a new MMO RPG coming soon from Kabam and Undead Labs. While they enjoyed PAX South, the development companies decided to let us into the world of MOONRISE with a developer diary. In the video you get to meet the Undead Labs development team, including Jeff Strain, the founder of the studio. This is Undead Labs’s first mobile game and so far the visuals look pretty nice. The story of the game has you saving magical creatures from an infection of darkness when the sun eclipses the moon. You’ll be collecting these creatures and battling them as you explore the world.