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JYDGE review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 22nd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: YNDERWHELMING
JYDGE is the weakest offering from 10tons’ “Neon Chrome” milieu.

World of Warships Blitz review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 20th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WATER TANKS
World of Warships feels different from Tanks, but probably won’t win over new fans.


Hero Academy 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: HEARTHSTONE ACADEMY
Hero Academy 2’s inspirations are so clear that it can be a little hard to enjoy.

Tako Bubble review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NICE AND BUBBLY
Tako Bubble is a simple, but elegant puzzler.


Let Them Come review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHOOT. DIE. REPEAT.
Let Them Come is a pretty cool gallery shooter, but it’s still just a gallery shooter.

Antihero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLOW SNEAKING
Antihero is a fun enough digital board game if you have the patience for it.


GNOG review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROBUST ROBOTS
GNOG takes a simple emerging genre and smartly gives the additional depth it deserves.

BarBarQ review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 4th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BARBAR.IO
BarBarQ is almost, but not quite, the .io game you’ve always wanted.


Jydge hints, tips, and tricks - Everything you need to know to fight crime in this twin-stick shooter

Posted by Ray Willmott on January 22nd, 2018

Jydge guide 1

Just released on iOS, Jydge is a prequel to Neon Chrome and is set in the same universe. Not just that, but the games play in pretty similar ways with them both being twin stick shooters full of surprises. As you might expect from a 10tons game, though, it does get pretty tricky being an enforcer of the law, so we’ve got a few tips to help on your journey.

World of Warships Blitz: A guide to tactics for when you first set sail

Posted by Nicholas Tylwalk on January 22nd, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WATER TANKS :: Read Review »

Ahoy mates! It's time to set out on the high seas for some PvP battles, and ... sorry, actually, World of Warships Blitz has nothing to do with pirates. Let's start over.

World of Warships Blitz is the latest from Wargaming, and like its sibling, World of Tanks Blitz, is a scaled-down mobile version of one of the company's multiplayer PC titles. As the name implies, it features 7v7 naval combat in ships that once did battle in the world's oceans in real life.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Jan 19th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 19th, 2018

Nintendo Labo Robot Kit

Around this time every week we're going to have a look at the comings and goings on the other sites in Steel Media's pocket-gaming empire. We'll round up the very best content you might have missed, so you're always going to be up to date with the finest SM happenings.

There's going to be something for everyone here, so make sure you check back every week to stay abreast of all the comings, goings, and doings, in the world of mobile and mobile gaming. You wanna be in the loop? Well welcome to the loop, kid.

[Updated] Everything about Hero Academy 2 - The complete guide

Posted by Harry Slater on January 19th, 2018

[Updated 19th Jan: We've added some more goodies to our Hero Academy 2 guide, so get reading]

It's fair to say we've spent a good deal of time on Hero Academy 2. So much so, that we think we're probably in a really good place to give you some advice about how to get the most out of the game. And in this guide, that's exactly what you're going to do.

The guide will be updated regularly with new bits of content full of tips, hints, and tricks, to make sure that you're winning more than you are losing. So get your decks ready and we'll jump into teaching you how to be the most heroic hero the world of Hero Academy 2 has ever seen.

Everything about Hero Academy 2: Part 4 - Basic tactics

Posted by Harry Slater on January 19th, 2018

hero academy 2 basic tactics

In this part of our Hero Academy 2 guide, we're going to have a look at some of the tactics you're going to need to learn if you want to rise up the ranks. We're going to start off slow, then get more advanced in the next section.

We've already covered the cards you're going to be using, the different modes the game offers, and what all the currencies do, so make sure you check out all of those guides too. And keep coming back for more hints and tips, cos we've got loads to share with you.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - January 19th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 19th, 2018

Another week has flown by. Sometimes it feels like the only truly unstoppable thing is time. Time will make dust of us all. But before it does, we should probably play as many awesome mobile videogames as we can. Am I right, or am I right?

To help you in that quest, we've gone and rounded-up all the amazing games that are currently on sale on the App Store. These are the best of the best, the cream of the crop. If you want a game and you want to save money, then these are the ones you should be splurging on.

The 7 best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - January 18th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 18th, 2018

Jydge

Well, it's that time of the week. You know what I mean. You know exactly what I mean. It's the time of the week when we take a look at the best games that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. And there are some real doozies here.

After a slightly barren start to the year, the App Store is filling up nicely with new adventures for us to embark on. Quite frankly, that can only be a good thing if you ask me. We've included links to download the games below, because we're good like that.

Popular MMO Strategy game Lords Mobile is honoured with "Android Excellence Game” award in recognition of successful 2017

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 18th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Delve into the crowded halls of the Play Store and you’ll find mobile fantasy strategy MMOs-a-plenty. One that’s kicking off the new year in style however is IGG’s Lords Mobile, which has beaten out the fierce competition to receive Google Play’s highly-coveted “Android Excellence” award - a scheme that recognises some of the best experiences and top performing games available on the platform.

The game – which first hit digital store shelves in 2016 – lets players run wild, collecting their own cast of kooky combatants to better build up their own army before fighting with others online. Visuals are rendered fully in 3D, with Lords Mobile’s colourful and cartoony art-style going some way to entice Android users to experience the game’s fleshed-out strategic gameplay.

Blocky Racing is a funky and fresh new kart racer out now on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 18th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Blocky Racing has zoomed onto the App Store and Google Play this week, bringing with it plenty of classic kart racing shenanigans that will take you straight back to your childhood. If you’ve found yourself hooked on games like Mario Kart or Crash Team Racing, do yourself a favor and give Blocky Racing a go.

Blocky Racing is a kart racer in its purest form. Collect power ups to unlock weapons like missiles, or shields to give yourself some cover. Stir up as much trouble as possible to scoot yourself across the finish line in first place. Anything goes here, so don’t be afraid to pull out all of the stops. Just be careful—carts can lose blocks when they take damage, and will ultimately fall apart if they lose too many.

Tako Bubble guide - Tips and Tricks to Save Your Lives

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 17th, 2018

Tako Bubble is a pretty simple and fun puzzler, but the game can get downright devious with its puzzle design. If you insist on not paying for the game and want to manage your lives appropriately, check out these tips so you can avoid getting stuck watching ads.

Look before you leap

One of the greatest things about Tako Bubble is its visual design. Not only is everything cute and colorful, but it is also remarkably communicative. Be on the lookout for x’s that appear in spaces nearby or cracks in certain tiles before you start swiping around and collecting bubbles. Take your time, look things over, and plot out a course of action. This will make sure you don’t trap yourself in an unwinnable situation.

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

In Tako Bubble, you want to collect as many bubbles as possible, but it’s not necessary to collect everything to reach the next level. All you have to do is collect the colorful bubbles in order to proceed. All of the other bubbles on a level might be tempting to go after, but they also present opportunities for you to die, so focus on getting through a level rather than perfecting it. You’ll last longer that way.

When all else fails, restart

If saving lives if your priority, then never die! You can do this easily by using Tako Bubble’s restart button. Pressing this button might make you have to retrace some of your steps, but at least using it doesn’t consume any of your precious lives. Use it as often as you need!

Get the hint

Certain levels of Tako Bubble bring up a little lightbulb icon at the top of the screen. This icon exists to give you hints on how to solve the level, so make sure you use it whenever you can. Any additional amount of information can be the difference between surviving a level and wasting a life.

Everything about Hero Academy 2: Part 3 - The game modes

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2018

In the third part of our Hero Academy 2 guide we're going to take a look at the different modes you can play in the game. We'll explain what you need to do in each of them, and tell you why it's important that you do.

We've already written about the currencies in the game, and given you a simple break down of the cards you'll be using too. The next part of our guide is going to get more detailed about the strategies you're going to need to employ to win.

Everything about Hero Academy 2: Part 2 - The cards

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2018

In this second part of our guide to Hero Academy 2, we're going to have a look at the different card types that you're going to be using in the game. We'll split them up into different sections too, to make sure you're getting the most information possible.

We've already looked at the different currencies in the game, and in the next part of our guide we're going to be checking out the different modes that you can play. So make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that.

Everything about Hero Academy 2: Part 1 - The currencies

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2018

So you've started playing Hero Academy 2, and you're feeling a little bit lost. Don't worry, we've got your back. So we've come up with a series of guides that are going to help you get to grips with everything that's going on in the game.

In this part, we're going to have a look at the various currencies in the game, what you can spend them on, and which ones you should focus on getting. Make sure you keep your eyes on 148Apps for more tips and tricks for this, and all your other favourite games.

What mobile gaming can learn from the Nintendo Switch

Posted by Harry Slater on January 16th, 2018

While Nintendo might not have had things all its own way since it began developing for mobile, one thing it has got right is the release of the Switch. After the disappointment of the WiiU, which I still can't really explain, the Switch felt a little make or break for the big N. And it's fair to say it fits squarely in the make category.

The things that the Switch does so successfully are things that I've been saying mobile gaming has needed to do for a while now. It just so happens that Nintendo has got there first. But that doesn't mean that the mobile gaming world doesn't have things it can learn from the Switch. Things like these.

Programmer of Sonic The Hedgehog launches Legend of Coin on Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 16th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Japanese programmer Yuji Naka is best known for leading the team that created the original Sonic The Hedgehog. He’s moved on from the speedy blue hero since then, launching his own company based in Tokyo – Prope Games. Legend of Coin is the developer’s latest project, and is totally different from the platformer he’s known for. It fuses the fun of coin pushers with the addictive quality of monster collecting.

Gameplay in Legend of Coin revolves around a coin pusher covered with silver pennies. Throw more coins on the shelf to nudge the ones closest off and into your wallet. These can then be lobbed back in, or used to purchase bonuses from the shop.