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Touchdowners review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TURNOVER ON ARMS
This odd take on football is a little too repetitive for its own good.

The Mummy Dark Universe Stories review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: CRUMMY MUMMY
Even Night School Studio can't make The Mummy reboot interesting.

Flipping Legend review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: FLIPPING INCREDIBLE
Flipping Legend is a truly excellent arcade game.

Codex of Victory review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 19th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HEX-COM
This strategy game has a couple rough spots, but is otherwise a unique blend of cool mechanics.

Mr Future Ninja review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: IN AND OUT
This stealth game comes and goes so quickly that it feels like it wasn't even there.

forma.8 GO review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: GO WHERE?
While beautiful, exploring in forma.8 GO isn't quite as fun or clear as it should be.

FRAMED 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BOXED IN
When a game is built on a specific style and gimmick, pushing things forward can be difficult.

Fowlst review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLAPPY WELL
Sometimes shamelessly borrowing popular ideas and slapping them together just works.

Solve the disappearance of history’s greatest creator in The House of Da Vinci, available now on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Blue Brain Games invites you to indulge in an immersive hands-on 3D puzzle adventure in similar vein to The Room series, with its debut release The House of Da Vinci. Set during the historic period of the Italian Renaissance (when Leonardo himself lived and worked) you take up the role as the great inventor’s assistant, seeking to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance.

The highly anticipated finished product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, The House of Da Vinci sees you brush up against a series of elaborate and authentically detailed puzzles, daringly realised in full 3D graphics. Your journey to discover what really happened will see you hunt down lockboxes, overcome inventions, and untangle complex machines amidst what may be the most accurate and truly convincing representation of 16th century Florence ever seen in a game.

The House of Da Vinci’s music, architecture, and environmental design all take influence from early 16th century manuscripts and inventions along with some of Da Vinci’s actual concepts. This is in the effort to immerse and whisk players away further when undertaking an adventurous and mysterious first person journey that will see you asking all kinds of questions. Was Da Vinci transported elsewhere? Assassinated by the Church? Or is there something much larger at play?

Intuitive touch controls aim to let players make light work of traversing the plentiful nooks and crannies present in Leonardo’s library and workshop, with simple taps and swipes placing you at the forefront of discovery. Examine every model, escape devious traps, and solve intricate riddles. Will you do Da Vinci proud as his one and only protégé?

Many a mind-bending riddle awaits you in The House of Da Vinci, available to download and experience now on iOS, with a release on Android, PC, and Mac also to come very soon.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

Angry Birds Evolution beginner's guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 22nd, 2017

Angry Birds changes things up a fair bit in its latest iteration, Angry Birds Evolution. The familiar sling-shot physics mechanics are still there, but the game now features team-based gameplay, RPG elements, and a new top-down view.

With all of the new changes, you'll really have to step up your game. Don't worry -- we're here for you. Here are a few beginner's tips to help you along.

Attack the bigger pigs first

The larger pigs pack quite a punch, so try your best to knock them out early on. The smaller pigs will be much more manageable when your not taking globs of damage from a single opponent every turn.

Take time to line up your shot

Your aim is of the utmost importance, so don't rush through it. Use the dotted lines that appear on the map to see which piggies you can kill with a one-hit KO. It's also a good idea to use the debris on the battlefield to send pigs crashing into each other and, better still, explosives.

Use power ups at every opportunity

Power ups appear on the battle field every now and then. Aim your bird at them to scoop them up and gain temporary powerful abilities that will improve your piggie-slaying powers. They're incredibly helpful, especially in a pinch.

Choose your team members carefully

Angry Birds' new team mechanics means each bird you send into battle has its own strengths and weaknesses. Pairing the right birds together in the same team can make all of the difference. Learn what each bird excels at and experiment with different team setups to get the best result.

What do you think of Angry Birds Evolution? Are these welcome changes, or should the series stick to its roots? Let us know in the comments.

Sega Forever is for the retro game fans

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 21st, 2017

Sega is launching a new retro games service titled Sega Forever, in a move that's sure to delight games enthusiasts with a bit of nostalgia. Sega's releasing five classic games for free. The titles include Sonic the Hedgehog, Phantasy Star II, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, and Kid Chameleon.

Lovely adventure game 'The Little Acre' arrives on the App Store today

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 21st, 2017

The Little Acre makes its way from PC to iOS today and it's a real charmer. It's a lovely little adventure game set in 1950's Ireland, gorgeously animated in a style slightly reminiscent of old Disney films. The game won a lot of praise for its quality writing, solid voice acting, and beautiful score. If the mobile port holds up, it'll be an excellent investment if you're looking for a new adventure game to add to your collection.

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow officially launches June 29

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 21st, 2017

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow arrives next Thursday, and it features . . . Stephen Hawking? Turns out a few of your favorite science super stars, including Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and George Takei will be making an appearance alongside the rest of the Futurama cast as playable characters.

MU Origin’s new update offers exciting changes for new and old players alike

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 20th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

MU Origin is kicking off the summer with style. Its latest update is a real doozy, offering up plenty of fresh content. New challenges, some extra help for newcomers, and new costumes are just a few of the things you will find in the new patch.

Players will now be able to join upwards of 100 other players in the Land of Ordeal, a new Server Boss Field that features five new boss monsters. This event is open on Saturdays and Sundays by registration only (you can do so in-app). Players get 30 minutes to work together to defeat the five bosses and their accompanying monster minions. Loot and treasure await those who dole out the most damage.

For those with more experience under their belts, the new all-server area, Kalutan, might appeal. Accessible by players of 10 Rebirth or higher who pay the 15,000 Zen entrance fee, Kalutan allows you to group up with folks across all servers.

If you’re starting fresh, fear not. You haven’t been forgotten. The update also introduces the New Warrior Event, designed with beginners in mind. This seven day event kicks in after you create a new character and provides support for newbies by way of Login Rewards, Recharge Rewards, 7-Day Goals, and 7-Day Limited Sales.

No MMORPG is complete without a place to call home in between all of that adventuring. You can do just that with the new Domain System, a new base-building feature. Players hire workers to develop up to four buildings -- an Observatory, Tower of Magic, Gate of Ordeal, and Tower of Battle. As you develop these new constructs you’ll gain Star Essence, Gems, Achievements, or Fame.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Pokémon GO introduces Raid Battles and a gym overhaul

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 19th, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

If you were hoping to conquer any gyms today in Pokémon GO you're in for a bit of disappointment. Niantic has closed gyms in the game to prepare for a huge upcoming update that is going to complete change Pokémon GO's competitive elements. The update is gradually rolling out over the course of the next few weeks. Here's what you can expect.

Death Road to Canada's huge "COCCYX" update arrives later this month

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 16th, 2017

Death Road to Canada is getting a massive content update, COCCYX, later this month, Us here at 148Apps quite liked Death Road to Canada. In fact, we gave it a rare 4.5 stars. It's a deeper spoof on Oregon Trail, only this time you're heading northwards to Canada to escape the zombie apocalypse. The changes coming in this new update are sure to only add to what was already an excellent formula to begin with. Here's what you can expect.

The best deals on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 16th, 2017

It's a pretty great weekend to spring for some premium app purchases. There are a lot of popular titles at significantly discounted prices this weekend, from friendly puzzlers to steampunk strategy shooters. Here are the four best deals on the App Store this weekend.

Fire Emblem Heroes 'Legion' Grand Battle begins this weekend

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »

It's a great week to be a Fire Emblem Heroes fan -- not only did we get another update with new heroes, the game is also hosting a new Grand Hero Battle, Legion: Masked Maniac Grand Hero Battle. The event features Legion of Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem fame.

In New Mystery of the Emblem, Legion was an eerie berserker with the ability to clone himself. In Heroes, Legion's weapon turns enemy bonuses into penalties after a fight, which could be pretty useful in a pinch. It's pretty easy to get Legion to fight on your side. As with most Grand Hero Battles, completing the map on hard or lunatic automatically wins you a three or four-star Legion of your very own.

The event starts early A.M. EST, so you'll be able to jump right in on Friday.

Source: Nintendo Everything

Supercell's 'Brawl Stars' soft launches in Canada

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 15th, 2017

We got our first look at Brawl Stars yesterday, and now it seems folks in Canada can try it for themselves, as the game's gone into a region-exclusive soft launch on iOS. While the game's not in a finished state, players in Canada can get an early taste for what's to come. There's still no word on when Brawl Stars will launch worldwide, but you can expect to wait a few months at the least.

Creature Quest honours the fathers of the world with its new event

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 15th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Creature Quest is having another throwdown, this time to celebrate fathers. The game’s adopted a fatherly theme -- Grumpy Pop’s Workshop -- and is hosting a number of exciting new events in celebration. From June 13 to June 26 you can head out into the wild to fight legendary monsters, all in the name of dear old dad.

In Creature Quest’s new Event Quest, Appeasing Poppa, an Astral Watcher has descended upon the city with a looming threat -- the Watcher demands an exceptional gift, and if he doesn’t get his way, he plans to raze the whole town.

It’s up to you, intrepid adventurer to save the day. Go out and find a gift that will appease the Astral Watcher -- the town provides some mercenaries to help you along the way. If you choose to take up this quest, you’ll have the chance of capturing a Draconic Gallant or a Clockwork. Appeasing Papa runs from June 13 to June 27.

If it’s rare creatures you seek, you won’t want to miss the PIllaging Poppas Summon Event, taking place this weekend from June 16 - 18. This weekend, take the time to build up a creature collection that’s worth showing off to your father.

Pillaging Poppas will pit you against a range of Legendary Creatures, including the Astral Watcher himself. Each Diamond Summon this weekend has the chance of being a Tool Box containing one of ten fatherly Legendary Creatures. That includes the Astral Watcher, Titan, Cyclops, Wizard or Marid. You may also get Epic Creatures like the Gorgon, Walrus Rikishi, Ogre, Shard Golem, or War Elephant. It’s sure to be an unmissable event.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Alto's Odyssey plays with hot-air balloons and wall-runs in new gameplay demo

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 14th, 2017

Fresh out of E3, we got a new glimpse of Alto's Odyssey, the upcoming follow-up to Alto's Adventure, in an interview between Geoff Keighley and Snowman's lead producer, Eli Cymet. We got to see a full five minutes of gameplay, showcases some of the new elements that will be introduced in the game.

Supercell unveils new game 'Brawl Stars'

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 14th, 2017

Clash of Clans developer Supercell announced their next big game today -- Brawl Stars. It's a 3-vs-3 top-down shooter in that iconic, cartoony Supercell style. The company debuted gameplay footage via a live competition (above) today that also explained some of& Brawl Stars' finer details.

Four new heroes join the Fire Emblem Heroes cast in next update

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 14th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »

Fire Emblem Heroes gets an exciting new update tomorrow, June 14. The new update is adding four new heroes and a paralogue to the game. That should be enough to keep things fresh and exciting until the next event comes along.