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Monsters with Attitude review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 22nd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KATAMARI KAIJU
This multiplayer smash 'em up is surprisingly fun even though it has an annoying monetization scheme.

Game of Gods review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 21st, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GODS ROYALE
Game of Gods is a fun and unique spin on the Clash Royale formula, provided you can put up with or pay to opt out of its ads.


Pixelot review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 18th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PUSH PAST THE PIXELS
Pixelot may not make a great first impression, but don't let that stop you from experiencing this great mobile RPG.

Weather Farmer review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLOUD CLICKER
This clicker puts a fun twist on the genre without overcomplicating things.


Scorcher review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 11th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT SO HOT
Scorcher is a runner with somewhat interesting mechanics, but only its visuals make it a standout game.

Pirates Outlaws review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 8th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLAY THE SEAS
Pirates Outlaws would be one of the best card-based dungeon-crawlers around if it weren’t for two specific issues with it.


JackQuest review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 6th, 2019
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: MIDDLING METROIDVANIA
JackQuest both too short and unimaginative to feel memorable.

Card Crusade review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 5th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: QUICK CARD COMBAT
Card Crusade excels at providing fast-paced card combat.


Monsters with Attitude guide - Tips and tricks to be a smashing success

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 22nd, 2019

Monsters with Attitude has the feeling of a non-serious party game, but it actually has quite a bit of depth to it. So, while the moment-to-moment action might feel like frantic nonsense, it is possible to reliably out-smash your opponents.

If you're looking to dive into this free-to-play cross between Katamari Damacy and kaiju, check out some of the following tips to help you be a force to be reckoned with.

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Call of Duty Mobile - Three other Activision titles we'd love to see coming to iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on March 20th, 2019

This week Activision has revealed that Call of Duty Mobile is real, it's coming soon, and it looks pretty awesome. We got all of that from a trailer, but it also got us thinking about what other Activision games we'd like to see coming to mobile. Because that's the sort of thing we think about here at 148Apps towers.

We've not included any Blizzard games in the list, since we had a bit of a deep dive into how they might work for mobile when the big B revealed it was looking to bring all of its franchises to mobile. Instead we've focused on Activision published titles - specifically ones with plenty of action, since everyone loves action and explosions.

Got your own suggestions as to which Activision games you'd like to see coming to mobile? Then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. It's a huge company with a massive back catalogue, and we'd love to hear your ideas about how it could bring some of those games to mobile.

The best shooters on iOS

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 19th, 2019

In case you missed it yesterday, Tencent and Activision announced they are putting out a new Call of Duty game for mobile. While details are pretty scant, they did put out a trailer (see above) and have a page where you can pre-register for the game, which might give you in-game rewards when the game actually launches.

Based on what's shown in the trailer, it looks to be a no-nonsense attempt to shoehorn every facet of mainline CoD games into a mobile package, which could be good. Though personally, I have my doubts. There are already precious few first-person shooters on mobile that are any good at all. Many of the best ones, like Call of Duty: Strike Force, have disappeared off the App Store completely. Meanwhile, things like Modern Combat 5 persist, which is a prime example of how to faithfully recreate the feeling of a big budget shooter on mobile while also leaning heavily into every worst tendency of free-to-play mobile design.

In light of all this news and speculation, I decided to dig back into our archives here and pull up a list of the best shooters on mobile. Many of these are not first-person shooters, mind you (as most of the good ones of those are gone), but they can still scratch your shooter fix while we all wait and see if Call of Duty Mobile is any good or not.


The Bug Butcher - download for iOS

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

Posted by Harry Slater on March 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 Sprout: Idle Garden

Posted by Harry Slater on March 18th, 2019

Sure, Sprout: Idle Garden might be an idle game (we know, we know, it was pretty obvious from the name), but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of hints and tips you can exploit to make sure you're getting the best possible return from your crops. Which is where this handy how-to comes in.

We've played an almost offensive amount of the game in our desire to make everything in the world a little bit nicer, so it's fair to say that we know what we're talking about here. That doesn't mean we've got the exclusive rights to knowing stuff about Sprout: Idle Garden, so if you've got your own hints and tips do please let us, and everyone else know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

If you smash a click here you'll be able to check out all of the other amazing guides we've been writing recently. We've covered some of the biggest titles in mobile gaming, so you can bet if you're stuck on something, there's going to be a handy hint to get you unstuck waiting for you.

That's the preamble out of the way then, so let's get out with telling you everything you need to know about Sprout: Idle Garden for iPhone and iPad.

Huge new update for fantasy RPG Final Blade adds new chapters, costumes, and modes

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 16th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The hit fantasy RPG Final Blade arrived on western shores last month to much acclaim, thanks in large part to its successful mix of vibrant visuals, rich storytelling, and classic RPG mechanics. Now, the game is set to receive a whopping new update that adds a varied selection of fresh content.

Perhaps the most exciting addition arriving via this update are the 4 new story chapters. Where exactly they’ll be taking us, and what sort of challenges we can expect, still remains under wraps. That being said, we do know that the five new characters we’ll be seeing – Susu, Xuxian, Qingqing, Mengxiao and Fahai – are all entangled in the story of the White Snake.

In terms of loot, these chapters will prove to be a great way of earning that all-important 6-star gear. And if you’re looking for some fresh styles to spice up your wardrobe, the update also adds 4 unlockable costumes. In the mix, you’ve got a bunny girl costume, a school uniform, and two rather unique-looking swimsuits.

Then there’s the new mode, known as Dowha Gate. Here, you’ll be required to employ your best strategies to defend the gate against an overwhelming invasion. While it may initially be reminiscent of the game’s Strategy Defence mode, Dowha Gate comes packing plenty of its own quirks and challenges. And if you do somehow overcome all the odds and find yourself victorious, you’ll be rewarded with a massively powerful 6-star hero.

If you’re yet to take the epic Final Blade for a spin, this latest update just makes it all the more enticing. So I’d recommend heading on over to the App Store or Google Play where the game is available for free.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

Everything you need to know to win in Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 15th, 2019

Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga screenshot - Some of the cute critters

Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is the latest game in King's long line of sagas. It's a match-stuff puzzler, as you might expect, but it's got a few new twists on the already established formula that, while they do keep things fresh, are likely to come as a bit of a shock to long time players. Don't you fret though, because this guide to everything you need to know to win in the game is going to help you out no end.

We've played the game for a long while, so you can bet that we know what we're talking about. If you've also stuck some hours into Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga and you've got your own hints, tips, and tricks to share, then we'd love to hear all about them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out all of the other game guides we've been making. They're all really good, and if you play a lot of mobile games we bet there are some hints and tips in there that are going to help you out. Before you look at those, though, let's check out some tricks for Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga.

REKT! guide - Is the latest content update worth it?

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 14th, 2019

When REKT! first came out, I was impressed with the game’s ability to channel the gameplay of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater in a small, streamlined package. Be that as it may, I was also pretty underwhelmed with the game’s lack of content.

Fast-forward a year and a half and REKT! now has quite a bit more stuff in it. Given that the game is now more fleshed-out than ever, I went ahead and dove back into REKT! to see if it feels like more than the proof of concept it felt like at launch.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on March 14th, 2019

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Just like every Thursday, today we're taking some time to let you know what we think are the best games that have come out over the past week. We've had hands-on time with all of them, so you can trust us when we tell you that we're pretty clued up on this.

That said, you might disagree. That's cool, you can do that. But if you do, we'd love to hear why in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Maybe you've spotted something that you love, and you want to share it with the world? That's just one of the many services that the comments section can provide.

Click here and you can check out the games we thought were the greatest from last week. And now, without further ado, let's find out what the best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week are.

Mobile games you probably haven't played yet, but should

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 13th, 2019

The App Store is bursting at the seams with all kinds of apps and games of varying quality, but one of the most consistent issues with it is discoverability. Despite having what seems like unlimited money and a full App Store editorial team, Apple is astonishingly bad at celebrating games that aren’t already hugely successful.

To be fair, Apple doesn’t have much reason to do this. It takes more work, and it’s far easier to sell people on games with name recognition and/or a mass market appeal than it is to actually explore a huge backcatalog and dig up some hidden gems.

Don’t fret though, that’s where we come in! See below for some amazing App Store finds that you probably haven’t gotten around to yet, though you probably should:


Strain Tactics - download for iOS


Strain Tactics has a ton of stuff going on in it, which makes for a game that feels really chaotic. One second, everything could feel totally manageable and predictable, and, in the next, your whole party can literally be on fire. No matter what is happening though, it is hard to deny the rich, strategic depth that Strain Tactics offers.”

Get gorgeous characters and new skins in the Onmyoji x Inuyasha crossover event

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 13th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

NetEase Games’s Onmyoji is reaching the last part of the crossover event with the classic anime Inuyasha. Once the maintenance on March13th is over you’ll be able to get Inuyasha, Sesshomaru, and Kikyo. You can get hold of these through any summon using Mystery amulets, Jade, or AR amulets. You’ll even be able to get extra Kikyo shards if you fight your way through the Kikyo Demon Force Zone.

With this update comes a couple of new skins to try and unlock as well. Inuyasha gets access to his Scar of the Wind skin. This has him set against a bloody backdrop and covered in wounds. With his robe tied at his waist and his torso bare you can see the huge scar on his abdomen. His face is bleeding and he looks on resolute and ready to fight.

Everything you need to win in Scorcher for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on March 13th, 2019

There's no denying that Scorcher from Radiangames is a difficult game. It's the sort of game where, when you first start playing, you're going to die over and over and over again. There's a chance that those repetitive deaths are going to put you off from going deeper into the game, and that would be a real shame.

Which is where this article comes in. In it we're going to break down the strategies you're going to need to always be posting the highest scores. We've put a good few hours into the game, so it's fair to say that we know our stuff. But if you've got your own tips, please do smash them in the comments section at the bottom of the guide.

Click here and you can check out all of the other awesome guides we've created over the last few months. If you're stuck on an iPhone or iPad game, then there's a pretty good chance we've got the solution waiting in our archives. Not to brag or anything, y'know.

Everything you need to know about GameClub

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 12th, 2019

Game preservation is a problem. When games go out of production, hardware decays, titles get removed from digital storefronts, etc. there’s not a lot of recourse for players to return to titles they once loved. This is a particularly big issue for mobile games, since Apple has proven on multiple occasions that they do not care about games on their store, much less old ones.

Thankfully, there’s some folks out there who recognize this and have have decided to do something about it. GameClub is a new developer that just announced last week their dedication to “bringing awesome premium games back to mobile.” Although they’re only in their early access phase, they’ve already proven they’re up for task. Here’s what you need to know about GameClub, including instructions on how to get into their early access program.

Scorcher guide - Tips and tricks for sand skimmers

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 12th, 2019

Scorcher is a solid runner that’s all about speed and smoothness. As a run progresses, things get faster and faster until you inevitably wreck.

Considering getting far in individual runs is the key to scoring big and unlocking new stuff, you’ll want to make sure you’re playing well. Here are a few tips that can help you do just that.

Everything you need to win in Frag: Pro Shooter for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 8th, 2019

Frag: Pro Shooter is a surprisingly brilliant game. It strides along the line between the mid and hardcore with an expert tread, rarely missing a step. But it's also pretty tricky once you get into it, which is where this guide comes in. We're going to make sure you've got all the hints, tricks, and tips you need to win at Frag: Pro Shooter.

We've put a good few hours into the game, so we know what we're talking about. There's a good chance you do too, though, so if you've got any additional hints and tips, please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, sharing is caring, and we like to think you care about us.

If you click here you can check out all the guides we've made in recent months. If you play a lot of mobile games, then there's a very good chance that we're going to have covered something you're into. Right then, let's get on with the rest of this guide.