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Pipe Push Paradise review

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By Campbell Bird on February 18th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PIPE DREAM
Pipe Push Paradise is a pure pipe pushing puzzle pleasure.

Linn: Path of Orchards review

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By Campbell Bird on February 18th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: LABORIOUS LEAPING
This platformer has neat ideas, but doesn’t execute on them in the best ways.


Evolution: The Video Game review

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By Campbell Bird on February 13th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MULTIPLAYER MUTATIONS
Evolution’s is a great board game, and this digital version is a solid (though not ideal) way to play it.

Knights of the Card Table review

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By Campbell Bird on February 13th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MIXED DECK
Knights of the Card Table has a few irksome features, but is otherwise a solid dungeon-crawling card game.


The Stillness of the Wind review

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By Campbell Bird on February 8th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SOLITARY SUBSISTENCE
The Stillness of the Wind is an ambitious tone-piece that struggles to hit its marks.

Snow Kids review

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By Campbell Bird on February 6th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: (S)NO(W) SURPRISE
Snow Kids has a neat concept and look, but its elements don’t combine in a particularly interesting way.


Star Traders: Frontiers review

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By Campbell Bird on February 5th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STAR SYSTEMS
Star Traders: Frontiers's ambitious variety and depth of systems allows you to have a unique experience each and every time you play it.

Legends of Andor review

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By Campbell Bird on February 4th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ADVENTURE TIME
Legends of Andor is a great digital adaptation of a great co-op board game.


The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated February 19th]

Posted by Harry Slater on February 19th, 2019

Hi there, and welcome to our ever-increasing list of the very best games for iPhone. We're going to be updating this regularly with new content, so make sure you check back often, because you're not going to want to miss out on even one of the games we're including here. Trust me, they're that good.

You can click the links below to download the games from the App Store, and find out more about them. And if you've got some games you think should be included, feel free to chuck them into the comments section. Hopefully we can get a good bit of debate going!

Everything you need to know to win in Jaws.io

Posted by Harry Slater on February 18th, 2019

Jaws.io is one of those games that just shouldn't be as much fun as it is. But it is as much fun as it is, so there you go. It's a game all about eating things, shooting a giant shark, and trying to score as many points as possible. And if there's points to be scored, you can bet that there are hints, tips, and tricks to be found as well. Which is where this article comes in.

We've put a good few hours into the game, and we've discovered some tactics that we think are going to help you out when you decide to give it a go. Obviously we'd love to hear your hints and tips too, if you've got any, so do drop any suggestions you've got in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Oh, and make sure you click here to check out the other exciting guides and how-tos we've been creating over the past few months. We've covered some of the biggest, most interesting games on the App Store, and we bet we've found something that'll help you out. You don't have to thank us though, it's what we do. Okay, on with the Jaws.io tips and tricks.

Everything you need to know to win in Knights of the Card Table

Posted by Harry Slater on February 15th, 2019

Knights of the Card Table iOS screenshot - Fighting some lava cats

Knights of the Card Table is a really clever, solitaire dungeon crawler that's not just crammed to the gills with monsters to fight and loot to find, it's also got one of the biggest hearts of any game we've seen on the App Store. We definitely think you should play it, but we want to make sure you're as clued up as you can be beforehand, which is where these tips and tricks come in.

We've put a good few hours into the game, so we definitely know what we're talking about here. That said, if you've got your own hints and tips to bring to the party, we'd love to hear them. Drop them in the comments section at the bottom of the article and we'll all be able to get better at the game, which is only going to make things more fun.

Click here and you can check out the other games that came out this week, and why we think you should be playing them. That way, even if you're not into Knights of the Card Table, you might find something to while away a few hours with this weekend. Right then, on with the guide.

A quick beginner’s guide to Final Blade

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 14th, 2019
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Final Blade was developed by newcomer SkyPeople studio, with help from localisation guru Glohow. After two years exclusively in the hands of South Korean and Chinese players, the game is now celebrating its global launch. Hurrah! But if you’re a Western warrior who’s wet behind the ears, our handy beginner’s guide will help you prepare for the fight.


What is Final Blade?

It’s the latest anime-styled online RPG out of South Korea. There are multiple gameplay modes to get to grips with, a clan system for multiplayer co-op play, and much more.
Collect hundreds of colourful characters – all rendered in equally colourful 2.5D graphics – as you fight your way through each chapter of the fantastical story.

Speaking of, Final Blade’s plot has plenty of twists and turns but can be boiled down to a good-versus-evil epic. The game is set in a magical world, where heroes and villains are squabbling over a sword. Not just any sword, either – one imbued with the power of mythical warriors past. It’s a bit Excalibur or The One Ring. You – the Black Prince – must recruit and command a band of warriors as you attempt to ‘unmess’ the mess this world is in.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - February 14th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 14th, 2019

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How is it already Thursday again? My oh my, doesn't time fly when you're playing the very best mobile games out there? We certainly hope it does, because we've gone ahead and written a list of what we think are the top 5 best games for iPhone and iPad that have landed on the App Store over the last seven days.

This week we've got two very different platformers, a .io game that shouldn't be anywhere near as much fun as it is, as well as a couple of games that like to play by their own rules. They're all really good though, and if it was up to us you'd read this article and then go and play all of them and have a lovely old time.

If you've got your own gaming suggestions for this week, feel free to chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And click here to check out what we thought were the best new games for iPhone and iPad that came out last week.

Three games for iPad and iPhone to keep you going until Apex Legends arrives

Posted by Harry Slater on February 13th, 2019

On Monday we told you that Apex Legends is, all being well, eventually going to end up on the App Store. That means you'll be able to play one of the best new battle royale shooters in months in the palm of your hand. However, it hasn't happened yet, which is why we've created this list of alternatives to tide you over until AL actually makes it across to iOS.

Obviously this is quite a short list, and there are games out there that might fit the bill as well. That's where you come in - let us know your own recommendations in the comments section at the bottom of the article, that way we're all going to be able to find something to countdown the weeks and months until Apex Legends comes out with.

Click here and you'll be able to check out all the other awesome lists we've been writing for you. Each one deals with a genre, a style, or just what we think are the very best games available for the devices you carry around in your pocket all the time. Right then, let's get on with these Apex Legends alternatives, shall we?

Why you should be excited about Apex Legends coming out for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on February 11th, 2019

You've no doubt heard of Apex Legends by now. It's a new take on the battle royale genre developed by Respawn, and published by EA. It went live on EA Origin, PS4, and Xbox One last week, and it's already been generating a lot of buzz around the non-mobile gaming world. More interestingly though, it's also started a similar amount of buzz in the much more important mobile gaming world too.

That's because there's a very good chance that the game is going to be coming out for phones and tablets in the not-too-distant future. This isn't hyperbole either, it's straight from the horse's mouth. If the horse is EA and its mouth is a quarterly earnings call. Which, for the purposes of this article, they are.

Epic fantasy RPG Final Blade celebrates its global launch with 5 upcoming events

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 11th, 2019
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Now is a great time for RPG fans the world over as Final Blade has, well, finally got its global release for iOS and Android. The grand-scale RPG developed by Skypeople Inc in association with Glohow, the has been quite the hit over in Taiwan and South Korea, with regular events, a rich narrative, and stunning visuals helping it to amass a committed and passionate crowd of 300,000 registered users.

Regular players of RPGs can expect a fresh take on the mechanics that they know and enjoy, such as awesome loot drops, powerful skills, and a deep upgrade system. At launch, the game also offers a selection of special modes – a heist mode called Black Gold being one of the many highlights.

Airheart launches on Nintendo Switch, delivering rogue-like action high in the sky

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 11th, 2019

You’d be forgiven for thinking a game about harpooning fish and fighting pirates would be set on the high seas. But the action in Airheart is entirely airborne. Following up on its PC and Playstation release last year, this award-winning game has now been released on Nintendo Switch.

Airheart is a rogue-like game where, instead of exploring dingey dungeons, you explore colourful levels in the sky. It’s a follow up to prequel Cloud Chasers, also developed by Zurich-based Blindflug Studio. The story picks up where Cloud Chasers left off, with Amelia Airheart leaving the desert for the clouds. You control her journey from sky city Granaria, all the way up to the stratosphere in a customisable aeroplane. As you go, you’ll encounter marauding pirates, whose aircrafts you can repurpose for parts and weapons, as well as flying fish which you can catch for oil and money.

Innovative match-3 puzzler Ingot Rush has landed on the App Store

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 7th, 2019
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Match-3 games are pretty darn popular on mobile, and with so many innovative takes on the core concept, it’s easy to see why. Today we present you Ingot Rush for iOS, a colourful, globetrotting adventure that brings plenty of its own fresh ideas to the table.

The basic gameplay borrows a similar formular found in the retro arcade title Klax, having you spot and sort special ingots as they approach on a conveyor belt and eventually fall toward you. If you want to do well and achieve some impressive scores, you should always be aiming to match at least 3 – either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

The top 5 best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - Feb 7th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 7th, 2019

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It's that time again - Thursday has rolled around which means the latest batch of new mobile games has landed on the App Store. There's loads of them, like there always is, so we've taken steps to make sure you know which are the best games that have come out for iPhone and iPad over the last seven days. Those steps are basically writing, and then posting, this list.

We've picked what we think are the finest new gaming experiences for your shiny phone or tablet, and we've given you download links so you can grab them in the shortest amount of time possible. We've even written down why we think you're going to enjoy the games. What a wonderful service we're providing for you.

If you've got your own suggestions for games that people should be playing this week, then do let everyone know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And click right here to check out what we thought the best games of last week were. That's the preamble done, let's move on to the main event.


Revolve8

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At first glance this one might look like a Clash Royale clone, but if you stick with it you're going to discover one of the finest PvP RTS experiences that the App Store has to offer. Collect twisted versions of fairytale heroes (the emperor from The Emperor's New Clothes is our personal favorite), and then battle with other teams to be the first to smash your opponent's bases.


The Stillness of the Wind

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A melancholic, slow game about a goat farm on the edge of a desert. You play an old woman who has to tend to the farm - milking the goats, collecting eggs, planting and tending to seeds, and dragging water out of the well at the edge of your property. All the while you're building up your routine, the world outside of the farm is starting to fall apart. This is a game that's definitely going to make you think.


Squish Machine

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Any game that channels Nitrome and Star Wars is fine by us. This is a short and sharp action platformer that sees you bouncing around a screen trying to push a button. That button stops the spikes at the top and bottom of the screen from closing in on you. The first few buttons are easy to push, but after that you're facing circular saws, more spikes, and a whole host of enemies too.


Elemancer

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There might be a lot of card games out there in mobile gaming land, but we're always happy to see new ones coming along if they do something different. Elemancer feels like it's trying to fit in the space between Hearthstone and the more casual end of the market, and if it can build up a big enough player base, we're pretty excited to see what the game can do.


The Horns

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This is out leftfield choice of the week. It's a text-based adventure game set in 1920s England. Except it's a 1920s England where a strange black fog has descended and ominous and evil creatures are stalking the land. It's up to you to figure out what's going on. And, perhaps more importantly, stay alive. Thanks to all the choices you have to make here, no two playthroughs are ever going to be the same.

The top 5 best word games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on February 6th, 2019

Word games can be a tricky genre to pin down. There are so many variations out there that sometimes it's hard to decide whether or not a game fits into the little pocket you're trying to push it into. That doesn't bother us though, because it's our job to do things like that. Which is why we've written this list of the best words game for iOS.

We're pretty sure we've picked five games that best represent every corner of the word game genre, from mystery to action, with a fat chunk of puzzling thrown in for good measure. Some of these games are going to make you think about the words you use in a completely different way, and we think that's something that should be shouted from the rooftops.

If you've got your own favorite word game that hasn't been included on the list, do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you click here you can check out all of the other lists on the site - each one is a work of exquisite beauty, even if we do say so ourselves. Right then, on with the word games.

Everything you need to win at Tacticool for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Posted by Harry Slater on February 4th, 2019

Tacticool really manages to live up to its name - because it's tactical, and it's cool. It's the sort of game you might pick up for a quick play, only to discover you've spent a few hours charging into the fray and trying to kill as many online enemies as you physically can. But if you're leading from the front, you're going to want to be sure you've got all the tips and tricks you need to succeed.

That's where this list comes in. We've played a good deal of Tacticool, and we like to think that we've certainly got the first part of the game's name down - you're going to have to find your own ways to make things cool, but we've got faith in you and your cool-making abilities, so we reckon you'll be alright.

And if you've got your own suggestions about how to get the most out of the game, make sure you let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Or don't, we understand that sometimes you want to keep your secrets to yourself. We will find ways to defeat you though, mark our words.

What does the announcement of Dr. Mario World mean for Nintendo's mobile gaming business?

Posted by Harry Slater on February 1st, 2019

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Well this has come out of nowhere. Here we were, waiting with baited breath for the release of Mario Kart Tour, and Nintendo has gone and pulled the rug out from under us. The Italian plumber's next appearance on the App Store isn't going to involve carts, or karts for that matter - it's going to involve white coats and stethoscopes. Because Dr. Mario World is on its way to mobile.

The news dropped last night, and it's fair to say we're a bit shocked. It's been a good long while since Nintendo even released anything on mobile, after a splurge of games over the past couple of years, but we'd never even heard that Dr. Mario was on its way, let alone that it was going to overtake Mario Kart Tour to become the next big N franchise to make it onto the App Store.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - January 31st

Posted by Harry Slater on January 31st, 2019

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It's Thursday, which means that most of the new games that are going to come out this week, have come out. There's loads of them, as ever, so we've picked what we think are the three best that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. And we think we've got a trio of proper smashers for you this week.

If you like shooting, escaping, or the painful drudgery of the working world, then there's going to be something here for you. We've got a port, and two games that are making their debut on the App Store. And all three are an awful lot of fun.

Since this is such a short list, there's a chance we've missed your favorite game off. Don't get angry though, just let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article - after all, we all love mobile gaming.

You can click here to check out some of the other awesome lists we've been writing as well. They're all really good, but then we would say that. Right then, on with our pick of the top games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week.