Good.co Uses a Personality Test to Help You Find Your Happiness

Posted by on January 28th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

If you are looking for guidance about how to navigate the minefield of socializing at work or in your personal life, Good.Co is here to help. The app uses a personality test, based on a Myers Briggs Test (MBTI), to unearth your strengths and weaknesses. It will give you advice on how to interact better with other people and give you insight into why others react to you the way they do.

Good.Co also works as a social network. You can search for jobs and companies that will fit your personality. You can share with your friends and family and also discover new friends that will match your style.

You can download Good.Co for free on the App Store and start discovering yourself right away!

Chain Chronicle’s New Expansion Gives You New Characters Now!

Posted by on January 28th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: WARRIOR CHESS :: Read Review »

gumi Inc. has released chapters 7 and 8 for their line defense role-playing game Chain Chronicle. As Captain of your army, you can recruit 12 new characters in this expansion to help you fight off the ogre horde. You’ll be making your way to the Imperial Tournament to impress Princess Tsuru and rescue Phoena from First Lord Shuza. The update also comes with a few bug fixes and new features including a return login bonus, booster items, and Facebook friends invite rewards.

You can download Chain Chronicle for free on the App Store.

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Calling all toy collectors:
Want to know if Battle of Toys is the toy themed fighter for you? Check out our Battle of Toys review!

Battle of Toys is a fighting game involving dozens of collectible toys of various stature, power and style. One thing they all share, however, is the ability to kick the fluff out of each other. To get the best out of your growing collection and the team of up to 6 that you send into battle, we’ve compiled something of a beginner’s guide to get you started.
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  • Upping the difficulty can swing you more rewards when you win, but obviously it makes opponents much tougher as well, particularly their defensive and offensive capabilities, making defeating them within the time limit tough.
  • Bear in mind however, that you only have to finish the 30 seconds with MORE health than your opponents overall. Actually finishing them off doesn’t matter most of the time, so with some boosts equipped, the higher difficulties need not be so daunting. At the very least, the second difficulty tier is always worth an attempt.
  • The trickiest special attack mini-game is the crosshair targeting system, simply because the accuracy isn’t always exactly spot on. As a rule, wait for each axis to go red before tapping to stop.
  • Once you have more than one toy, swapping them out regularly during a fight is a good tactic. At best, you’ll dodge an enemy attack, at worst you’ll even out the health lost during the fight, and that’s important, because what they don’t tell you is that the toy that you win the match with will have its health replenished free of charge. Therefore tagging in a damaged toy to finish off an opponent is a good tactical move.
  • Upgrading your toys and applying at least one special attack or boost to each of your team members is a wise move to make before heading into a fight. It saves wasting energy and having to fix up battered toys.
  • Alternatively, rather than upgrading the existing toys in your collection, getting by with characters with lower stats and preserving money for another toy will be advantageous in the long run. A second toy is automatically unlocked after the fourth round anyway, so just continue building your collection naturally.

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Fistful of Dollars

  • Use the lucky dip machine regularly, but hold off on using crystals to skip the cooling off period, because although coins, powerups and the odd crystal come fairly often, toys are extremely rare. Resist the urge to keep on spinning and wait the rather short cooling off period of 12 minutes instead.
  • Coins, diamonds and energy will be dropped by opponents during fights, but will have to be picked up manually, so act fast or they’ll be gone for good once they exit the game screen as the toys continue to dash about.
  • If you have Facebook, linking your account will grant you 10 diamonds and a costume with a handy stat increase to one of your toys. The 10 diamonds are then best spent on coins (8 for 15,000), with the remaining 2 saved for replenishing energy or later in exchange for more coins. Furthermore, when you level up, you will presented with a choice between 1 diamond or 5,000 coins for sharing on Facebook. Combine this with the diamonds that can be attained via other social networking incentives and the game is quite generous with its rewards.
  • Coins are best saved for the purchase of the more realistically-priced toys or on upgrades, particularly on new costumes which yield larger upgrade potential than upgrading single parts at a time. Once you have a few toys in your team, you can then use the costumes strategically for a more balanced squad.

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We hope these few tips and hints will help you keep your toys away from the yard sale and at the top of the toy box.

Great news!

After a successful Kickstarter Pro Pinball: Timeshock!, an upcoming title from Barnstorm Games, will be arriving on the App Store later this week. That in itself is awesome.

Ahead of that, we are proud to announce that we have a new trailer for the game — exclusively on 148apps.com!

The game is based on the popular 90s game series Pro Pinball.

Barnstorm Development Chief Adrian Barritt mentions the nostalgia that made the redevelopment possible. “It’ll be great to have Timeshock! back in the hands of players again; the Kickstarter campaign has demonstrated that there is so much nostalgia for this title both from us and fans of the original Pro Pinball series of games,” he says. “We are bringing the definitive pinball simulation to a new generation of platforms and players, starting today with iOS. The Retina screens and tactile nature of the iPhone and iPad are such a perfect fit, the game has never been realized in such stunning clarity before.”

As noted, the game is due out this week. It will be available in two tiers, Standard ($2.99) and Deluxe ($6.99) on the App Store.

The trailer is below:

source: Kickstarter Page

Wargaming’s award-winning mobile tank battler, World of Tanks Blitz, has been updated with an all new map and a selection of British tanks. Update 1.6 launched on iOS and Android on the 21st of January.

The British line includes nine iconic British tanks from throughout history. Recognisable names include the Churchill, Black Prince, Conqueror, and the FV214b.

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Wargaming wouldn’t expect you to blow up all these new tanks on familiar terrain, though. A brand new map called Castilla was included in the update.

World of Tanks Blitz launched back way back in December 2014 as the mobile version of the popular PC hit, World of Tanks. The latest update represents the first major release since the game’s launch.

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There has been an explosion of interest in World of Tanks Blitz. Since launch, the game has been installed on over 5 million iOS and Android devices. With a current Quality Index rating of 8.5, World of Tanks Blitz has also been a complete critical success.

Head on over to the App Store [download] or Google Play [download] and get started on your tank warfare career entirely for free.

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

MOONRISE is a new MMO RPG coming soon from Kabam and Undead Labs. While they enjoyed PAX South, the development companies decided to let us into the world of MOONRISE with a developer diary. In the video you get to meet the Undead Labs development team, including Jeff Strain, the founder of the studio. This is Undead Labs’s first mobile game and so far the visuals look pretty nice. The story of the game has you saving magical creatures from an infection of darkness when the sun eclipses the moon. You’ll be collecting these creatures and battling them as you explore the world.

Check out MOONRISE in the video below.

source: Meet Team Moonrise - Developer Diary

New WOTA: U-Boat Compass ‘Wets’ Your Appetite for WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic.

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

WOTA: U-Boat Compass is a 3D simulation of a naval gyrocompass created by Mark Hessburg, in cooperation with the Technical Museum U 995 of the German Naval Association. The compass is based off those used in German submarines during World War II. The app is a spin-off of WOTA: Wolves of the Atlantic, a submarine simulation coming out this year.

You’ll be able to explore the compass as well as the U 995’s command room in a high resolution 360° panorama. The color of the compass can be adjusted between black, gray, brass or transparent and will give you accurate readings on latitude and longitude, speedometer, rate of Turn, and more. Just make sure you have your built-in GPS or Wi-Fi network connection turned on.

You can download a copy of WOTA: U-Boat Compass for $0.99 on the App Store.
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Keep Track of Your Hectic Work Schedule With Shifts

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Shifts, by Snowman, is a calendar that helps you organize your work schedule. If you are not one of those lucky people that work traditional 9-5 Monday to Friday hours, you probably have to deal with opening and closing shifts on changing days. This calendar allows you to create shifts with a tap of your finger and assign them colorful icons and custom notes to make it easier to figure out when you are going to be dog tired.

You can also add your hourly rate and get an estimate of your monthly earnings. The app lets you add up to 2 shifts per day. You can even set up a shift rotation quickly and easily. If you are trying to make plans, you can share your work schedule with others regardless of whether or not they have the Shifts app.

To celebrate the launch of Shifts, Snowman is offering it for 60% off for a limited time.

Right now you can pick up a copy of Shifts for $1.99 on the App Store.

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Sentinel 4: Dark Star Adds New Campaign and More

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: STURDY TOWER DEFENSE :: Read Review »

Sentinel 4: Dark Star developer Origin8 has rung in the new year by giving the tower defense title a big update, adding in new weapons, a new commander and a new campaign.

The new second campaign for the game features five new levels also playable in Endless Mode, while the new weapons are the ‘Orion’ tower, which slows and electrocutes enemies, ‘Plasma Wisps’, which are energetic sentinel missiles, and the ‘Lava Pods’, which can be deployed on paths to damage foes over time. The new ‘Juggernaut’ Commander meanwhile is focused around ranged damage and is a $0.99 in-app Purchase.

Sentinel 4: Dark Star is available to download now from the App Store for $2.99.

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via: Our Review

Join the NAVY in a Big New Update for WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

HeroCraft Ltd. has released an update for WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics that’s a force to be reckoned with. A naval force that is.

You now have access to the NAVY in WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics. Your fleet will be comprise of 4 types of ships including the cruiser, submarine, destroyer, and gigantic battleship. The addition of water-based units will change the nature of the warscape. Now you’ll be able to take control of naval routes and landing operations, bombard coastlines, and hunt down enemy ships. They’ve also tweaked the Air Force balance so now your air raids will be even more powerful.

You can sail your very own copy of WW2: Sandbox. Strategy & Tactics for $9.99 on the App Store.

Graphic Novel App netwars – The Butterfly Attack has Received Some New Episodes

Posted by on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: INTERESTING STORYTELLING :: Read Review »

The Butterfly Attack, by Bastei Entertainment, has received a major update. You can now complete the interactive graphic novel about a cyber war using pan-European terrorist attacks, with three new episodes.

The Butterfly Attack is part of a larger story called the Netwars Project, which includes a collection of e-books and webisodes.

Episode one of The Butterfly Attack is available for free on the iTunes App Store and episodes two and three are available as in-app purchases for $1.99 each.

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via: Our Review

Ever been watching a movie and just wished that you could reach out and interact with it? Maybe change the devastating plot twists or beat the bad guy yourself? Well, the Korean content creation company SYOBE Creative has listened to those desires and created the very first mobile game/movie, Cinema Game: RAGE.

Several huge names in the Korean entertainment industry have already attached themselves to the project. Fans may recognize popular and famous actors such as Jeong Eun-Chae, Lee Ju-Seung, and Lee Ki-Young, as well as K-POP stars Seo Kang-Joon and Gong Myung of 5urprise fame, and Nara of the group HelloVenus.

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The movie itself has been really well-shot but the best part about it is that you can physically interact with it at key moments, such as swiping or tapping to ensure the on-screen character avoids obstacles or choosing which direction a motorbike will turn during a driving section. One section that looked particularly fun was a Dance Dance Revolution-style rhythm action sequence during which you press left-right button at the right time to win a game.

Cinema Game: RAGE is essentially a collection of mini-games and quick-time events played in real-time as you watch a movie. The plot also sounds intriguing, taking the form of a mystery thriller. Gio is a university student who lives with his miserable older brother, a blogger who sees the future in his dreams. When his brother disappears, it’s up to Gio to discover exactly what has happened.

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Interactive books and comics have been successfully adapted to video game devices before, so why not movies? You could argue that Telltales’ efforts are the closest thing but we’ve never seen a fully-shot interactive movie game before. SYOBE Creative developed its own technologies in order to achieve this, successfully integrating full motion video and action streaming video technologies. They applied patent for their very own pattern processing technology which was used during the development of the game’s user interface and streaming videos.

Cinema Game RAGE is available now on Google Play [download] and the App Store [download].

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

What happens when you cross a shoot-em-up with a rhythm game? You get Beat the Beat by Nekki, creators of Shadow Fight 2 and Vector.

You’ll be dodging alien gunfire while being bombarded with dub-step beats. The game lets you upgrade your ships to get the firepower you need to defeat the giant bosses. The action in the preview video looks rather frantic and exciting.

Beat the Beat is bringing the beatdown to iOS this summer.

Warm Your Winter With New Apps!

 

How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you’re looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we’ve been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.

Trivia Crack

 
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The exercise of flexing your brain muscles through the art of trivia has always been a concept that many still struggle to entertain themselves with. Even in this day and age some just downright avoid it. One of the biggest factors to why people find trivia so intimidating is the overwhelming pressure it instills in a competitive environment by creating an immediate divide of accessibility between the savvy and the casual, with little compromise considered towards the latter. Trivia Crack strives to tear down that wall by creating an asynchronous multiplayer climate that allows for a slew of social avenues that are seamlessly available to in a manner that’s geared around doing everything it can to acclimate to anyone who plays it, without having to make any sort of intellectual concession as a result. –George Fagundes

The Hunger Games: Panem Rising

 
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Your base of operations in Panem Rising is the underground city of District 13, where the rebels are conspiring to infiltrate and take over the Capitol. But overthrowing an entrenched government is best done in baby-steps, so your early missions mostly involve traveling to different districts and helping its residents against individual acts of the Capitol’s tyranny. Taking down a threat primarily involves tapping the “explore” button over and over in an area, which carries you forward. Each step costs energy (warning: you run out quickly), and yields prizes like coins and fighter cards. Fighter cards are your key to winning battles against the Capitol’s goons. Most of the cards you pick up off the ground are for low-level workers with little battle worth, but you may occasionally find powerful cards based off notable characters. The low-level cards you discover serve as effective feed for your heroes. –Nadia Oxford

Adventure Time Game Wizard

 
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Essentially two games in one, Adventure Time Game Wizard is part platformer, part creation tool. The Adventure Mode is where the meat of the game resides, with you leaping from platform to platform and attacking enemies along the way. You switch between the likes of Finn, Jake, Ice King, Flame Princess, and BMO, each offering their own abilities and talents. Original voiceovers, as well as an appearance from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, is a sweet move to endearing you more to the game. A significant problem arises with the control scheme, though. While your left hand manipulates a sliding pad to move around, your right hand taps buttons to jump or attack. Neither fully works as well as you’d like. It’s too easy for your finger to slip and not tap the button you desire, and sliding just isn’t as effective as using a virtual d-pad or joystick. You’ll often find yourself fighting more with the controls than enjoying the action. That’s a shame as it’s a reasonably enjoyable romp with some nice fan service. –Jennifer Allen

Handle

 
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Assuming you have a Gmail account at your disposal, Handle is sure to make your work more organized and your life less stressful. It combines To Do Lists and Calendar functionality alongside email capabilities, ensuring everything is tied up neatly. Somehow it does all that for free, too. Setup is pretty straightforward with a tutorial guiding you through the paces. If you’ve used any organizational tool before, Handle should make perfect sense to you. A swipe to the left or right takes you wherever you need to go, with sections divided according to To Do, Calendar, and Email. Email is fairly typical of any email app but with some subtle additions; namely, you can choose to add an email to your To Do list or add a reminder to your Calendar linked to the message. You’ll find yourself doing this often and saving yourself time while you plan. –Jennifer Allen

Saved

 
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It might not be the most inexpensive of budgeting apps, but Saved gets the right balance between offering the features you need without overcomplicating things. It’s certainly a convenient way of helping you keep track of what you’re spending money on. The thinking behind it is that you want to be able to do everything quickly. No one wants to spend time having to enter lots of figures as that’s the kind of thing that puts you off doing so particularly often. Instead, with Saved you can just enter a monthly budget (either differing each month or a set amount all year) and add things as you go along. –Jennifer Allen

Pepi Ride

 
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Pepi Ride is a new car-driving app that is bright and colorful, allowing children to drive vehicles around different paths. Car-driving apps where children need to navigate a track are becoming commonplace, which I can understand as these apps remain quite popular with my son who holds no grudges and this driving genre is certainly not the most unique idea to hit iTunes. Having said this, Pepi Ride is an app that I appreciate as it has enough content to keep children’s attention for quite some time as well as to help them with their problem-solving skills as they navigate areas that become more and more complex . To start, children will have a chance to choose one of four cars complete with driver – be it a boy or girl, as well as two fantasy animals that are then customized by children – complete with a variety of paint colors to choose from as well as the option to use a spray can, paint brush, or pencil point. There is also wheel selection as well as a chance to add sticker-like details and other ornaments, be it attachable horn choices or the like. I also enjoy how transparent the spray paint effect is, allowing one to layer different colors together for an airbrushed appearance. The selections offered here to personalize one’s car have enough options to make a variety of different looks, yet I appreciate how the effects one can choose for the car are limited in order not to overshadow the driving experience within this application. –Amy Solomon

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Hungry Hal

 
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Hungry Hal is a reversal of the typical zombie runner. Rather than fleeing in terror from the undead menace, Hungry Hal casts the player as that undead menace. Taking control of Hal, the player must hurtle down a course, avoiding obstacles and snacking on brains to reach his final destiny, whatever that may be. Hungry Hal plays like a typical runner. There are multiple lanes on the screen and swiping up or down moves Hal upwards or downwards. However these controls are rather poor. There is a second of delay before Hal moves, often enough to plow into an obstacle or miss a human. It can just be impossible to move Hal quickly enough, especially if the humans are two lanes away. –Allan Curtis

9 Elements: Action Fight Ball

 
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While it looks like a generic anime-styled garbage fills Google Play all the time, 9 Elements: Action Fight Ball is very distinct and fun. It combines two very different genres with a surprising simplicity, although I wouldn’t mind if it was a little more complex. 9 Elements: Action Fight Ball is an sports action game of sorts. A bunch of colorful characters play a very violent variation of volleyball, using magic and weapons to confuse and knock out the opponents. Each round, the player needs to score more points than the opponent while the timer counts to zero. If he wins, he gets some magic rocks that he can use to upgrade his character, or purchase a new one. The characters differ by their stats, as well as by the style of their attacks and super attacks, although the basic tricks remain the same for all of them. –Tony Kuzmin

WWE Immortals

 
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The fans of WWE can rejoice: they got a cool new fighting game, titled WWE Immortals. It gives all of the famous WWE characters even more crazy and unrealistic abilities and pits them against each other in teams by three. If this isn’t enough for you, then mind that they also get really violent finisher moves and exciting battlegrounds to fight in. If this also isn’t enough, then I know about WWE even less then I thought, sorry. In all seriousness though, WWE Immortals is a surprisingly good game – at least when compared to the previous WWE titles that I got to play before. It looks and sounds great, almost comparable to the fighting games on the consoles. There’s also a ton of different characters to chose from – even though they’re not as different as they seem. More surprisingly, it does require some skill to win. –Tony Kuzmin

Cloudy Or Dry – Funny Or Die Release a Weather App

Posted by on January 26th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Funny Or Die has released a weather app for those out there who want some humor to go with their weather reports. Funny Or Die Weather is powered by Weather Underground and features five day forecasts, humidity and UV index information, tide times and more for locations around the world alongside regular doses of weather-based jokes.

Funny Or Die Weather is available to download now for free.

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