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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 27th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CRAZY NAME, CRAZY GAME
Turns out, applying roguelike mechanics to Pong is pretty amazing.

Gunman Taco Truck review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CARNAGE ASADA
This roguelike has a certain amount of charm to it, but it's also got some annoying mechanics.

The Warlock of Firetop Mountain review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 23rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: READING ROGUELIKE
This choose-your-own adventure has more action-focused elements which make it super fun, despite some issues.

Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze - Ep. 1 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A-MAZE-INGLY SIMPLE
Despite being a little too easy, I'm interested to see where this adventure game series goes.

Solid Soccer review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WINNING ELEVEN
Why hasn't someone made a nice little casual soccer game sooner?

Slayaway Camp review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BURIED ALIVE
The sliding block puzzling here is solid and it's paired with some campy horror movie tropes, but it doesn't quite come together to feel special.

Beat Racer review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DOIN' IT RIGHT
With slick visuals, a solid soundtrack, and neat mechanics, this rhythm game will keep you going the distance.

Gunhouse review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MATCH-DEFENSE
If you combine a bizarre take on match-three with tower defense, you end up with a pretty delightful and challenging game.

Last week on Pocket Gamer

Posted by TPG Staff on February 28th, 2017

If you’re wondering what’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming, our sister site PocketGamer has you covered.

Each week we like to check in on the PG team and see what they’ve been preoccupied with. From the latest on the Nintendo Switch to the best mobile games of the moment, there’s much to discuss.

Here are the hottest topics that have been getting the PocketGamer crew excited over the past seven days or so.

Ask PG anything about the Switch

The biggest news over at PG towers last week was the arrival of their very own Nintendo Switch console, a week or so ahead of the official launch.

It meant that the website was able to publish its hands-on impressions, as well as an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session.

It’s all ramping up for the Switch’s big March 3 release. Have you pre-ordered yours?

Switch accessory guide

Even if you have pre-ordered your Nintendo Switch, you may not have thought about which accessories you’ll need to accompany it. From memory cards to cases, there’s a lot to consider.

That’s why the PG team updated its great big accessory guide with fresh guidance on Nintendo’s new handheld console.

The most important tip seems to be to buy a nice fast microSD card, but we’ll leave it to PG to explain why that’s the case.

One to watch: AcroSplat

The forthcoming mobile game that’s been receiving the most interest on PG of late is AcroSplat. This polished, generously proportioned mobile physics puzzler seems to hark back to the age of Angry Birds, Cut The Rope, and the like.

Following that line of thinking, PocketGamer decided to take a look back at a bunch of similarly themed games with which to fill your time before AcroSplat hits the App Store.

Best games of the week

It’s been a good week for new games, to the point where it’s tricky to pick out an outright winner. One of the main contenders has to be MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL, which is a quirky update on the classic Pong.

Also worthy of a mention is the wild west resource manager Turmoil, which has you drilling for oil and wheeling and dealing to get the best price.

Finally there’s the latest gamebook conversion from Tin Man Games, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. The experience developer has taken a different approach this time round, resulting in a compelling single-player boardgame of sorts.

Mudd Masher arrives this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 27th, 2017

Atooi Games, the minds behind Totes the Goat and Mutant Mudds, have a new game in the works -- Mudd Masher. The game, a hybrid of the independent studio's first two titles, is expected to launch this week on March 2.

The best sales on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 25th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: INVENTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE :: Read Review »

The App Store has quite an exciting lineup of discount games this week that range across a variety of genres. It's a great opportunity to catch up on some of the premium games you may have been holding off on -- and some you can even grab for free. Here are the best deals happening right now.

The best new games we played this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 25th, 2017

Ah, here we are again at the close of another busy week. Don't rest too easy, though. We had a lot of great new releases in mobile games this week, and now you're going to have to spend all weekend playing them. That shouldn't be too much of a chore, considering there were quite a few top notch titles debuting on the App Store this week. Here are our favorites.

Rollercoaster Tycoon Touch Guide: How to best manage your park

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 25th, 2017

Rollercoaster Tycoon recently made its debut a few months ago, with a premium remake of the original two games. If you're looking for something a little more lightweight that might translate better to smaller screens, however, you might want to give Rollercoaster Tycoon Touch a go. It's a free-to-play collectible card game that's classic Rollercoaster Tycoon at its core. The new collectible card elements might be a little strange if you're used to the original Rollercoaster Tycoon, though. We have some advice to help you navigate those choppy waters.

Rabbids Crazy Rush Guide: How to unlock suits for free

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 25th, 2017

The Rabbids are back in a new endless running adventure, Rabbids Crazy Rush. It's more ridiculous cartoon craziness as you help the little furballs gather enough fuel (soda) to get to the moon. Sure, it's a silly idea, but everyone has dreams -- even little Rabbids. Along the way there are missions to complete and items to collect. If you want to finish your goal in due time, follow these handy tips.

Slay your way to glory in idle RPG Endless Frontier

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 23rd, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s a golden age for idle games on the mobile market, and those addictive little clickers have a new best friend. South Korean developer Ekkorr released Endless Frontier last year, and players have been idling away the hours in the company of its heroes ever since.

It all starts with our hero Erin, who has vowed to defeat the Prince of Darkness, even if he has to die a million times in the process. Reincarnation is a beautiful thing…

You’re in charge of a band of fighters as they work through stages of enemies, each incrementally more difficult with the occasional boss thrown in. There are an impressive 1,500 stages, so this isn’t really a game you should aim to complete any time soon (the clue is in the name).

There are over a hundred heroes you can use in your cohort, from four different character types – humans, elves, orcs and the undead. The more you play and the higher your level, the more powerful the units available to you, and the further you can progress. Later on, you’ll even be able to farm pets to add offensive and defensive skills to your army.

Ekkorr consciously dispensed with the Gacha system, so you won’t be gambling away your hard earned resources or IRL cash for a tiny chance at unlocking some kind of legendary weapon or unit. Everything’s about upgrading existing units, instead, simplifying the RPG element of the game.

Endless Frontier also offers the chance to play one-on-one PvP, join guilds and battle with rival guilds in raids. Most idle games don’t worry too much about competition or the social aspect of online play, whereas Endless Frontier gives you the chance to make allies and challenge your heroes beyond the standard stages.

If you like the sound of an idle game with exciting fantasy battles, then why not download Endless Frontier for free from Google Play or the App Store.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

Tiny Striker: World Football Guide - How to train a true MVP

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 23rd, 2017

Tiny Striker: World Football, the much anticipated Big Indie Game Pitch winner, arrived on iOS last week and will be rolling onto Android in the next few days. It's a simple, yet truly engrossing little kickabout with a sturdy football manager sim thrown in to create the football game the mobile space has needed for so long. It's easy to get into, but spreads out into dozens of layers that will hook you in for hours and hours.

With that said, there's a lot to learn before you can become a wise, skillfull football player. We have a few tips for managing your player's skills, training, and marketing to advance your little footballer's career to the highest level. Let's get started.

Good news everyone! Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is coming to mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 23rd, 2017

Futurama is finding a new home on mobile in TinyCo and Fox Interactive's new game, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. They're really doing it up, bringing on board Futurama creator Matt Groening along with the original cast and writers. TinyCo wants the game to be a faithful recreation of the cartoon series' signature goofs.

Blasty Bubs is a colorful Pinball and Brick Breaker hybrid

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 22nd, 2017

QuickByte Games has another arcade treat in the works -- this time it's a mishmash of brick breaking and Pinball mechanics. It's called Blasty Bubs, and it's a top down brickbreaker that has you slinging balls around a board.

Corsola and Heracross are the new region exclusive Pokémon

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 22nd, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

Generation 2 finally launched in Pokémon GO, unleashing a brand new batch of Pokémon into the wild. Even before the update went live people were speculating on how to catch elusive Pokémon like the legendary "dogs", Unknown, and whether or not there would be new regional exclusive Pokémon. The answer to that last question is a resounding yes, it turns out, thanks to the astute researchers over on The Silph Road subreddit.

Fantasy MMORPG MU Origin’s receives a huge new update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 21st, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer Webzen are looking to take their highly popular fantasy battler MU Origin to the next level this month, with its most ambitious overhaul yet.

The latest update introduces the long sought after Server Arena, new treasure dungeons, and much more, so sharpen your swords warriors.

Alto's Odyssey gets its first trailer

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 20th, 2017

There's finally video evidence of Alto's Odyssey, the follow up to the 2015 App Store hit, Alto's Adventure. It looks just as soothing and atmospheric as Alto's last outing, but this time players will be journeying to the desert. Whereas Alto's Adventure featured an endless playground of pine forests and snowy slopes, it seems that we'll be traversing sand dunes this go around. Despite these big, environmental changes, it looks like the beloved llamas will still be playing a role in Odyssey and Alto's iconic wingsuit will be returning.

Last week on Pocket Gamer

Posted by TPG Staff on February 20th, 2017

What’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming? Each week we ask that question of our sister website Pocket Gamer.

The PG team covers iOS gaming, just like 148Apps, but it also strays into the world of Android games and handheld consoles.

Here, then, are the hot topics that have been getting the PocketGamer mob excited over the past seven days or so.

Pokémon GO Generation 2 evolution guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 18th, 2017

At long last, Niantic Labs finally unleashed the Generation 2 Pokémon into the wild. Pokémon GO trainers are scrambling to grab up this new set of 80 Pokémon. There are some special new tricks required to catch all of these new beasties, though. Some of the original 151 Pokémon have new evolved forms that require special items. Meanwhile, there are two brand new Eeveelutions for you to acquire. Let's go over the finer details. Onward, young trainer!