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Nishan Shaman review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 20th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC
This rhythm game is beautiful, but is also way too short.

Motorsport Manager Mobile 3 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 19th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SPEEDY SEQUEL
The latest Motorsport Manager game is great, though a bit unsurprising.


Rocket Valley Tycoon review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on July 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A BIT OF A MIXIE BAG
Rocket Valley Tycoon is a neat game with a weirdly successful mix of genres at its heart, but it won't be for everyone

Absolute Drift review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOUCHY CONTROLS
This driving game can feel amazing, but only really if you have the right equipment to play it.


Identity V review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on July 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MULTIPLAYER MACHINE
Identity V is a little waffly in its introduction, but the actual game is great fun and feels pretty slick on a smartphone

Up Left Out review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on July 11th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLUID AND FUN
Up Left Out may not be the most detailed or complex puzzler on the App Store, but it celebrates simplicity and is a lot of fun


Pokemon Quest review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on June 29th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CUTE BUT CURIOUS
Pokemon Quest is an easy game to pick up and play, but don't expect anything too deep once you get going

Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 28th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: THE WAIT IS OVER
The follow up to King of Dragon Pass is finally here, and it’s absolutely worth playing.


Everything you need to know to win in Stack Jump for mobile

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on July 23rd, 2018

Stack Jump iOS guide screenshot - The Stack Jump logo

Stack Jump tasks you with building the tallest tower possible, though not through dropping blocks, as you might expect. Instead, you'll play as a tiny character, jumping into the air as blocks slide underneath you. Jump in time, and the blocks are added to the stack. Jump too early or too late, however, and you'll be knocked off your perch.

It's a simple idea, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of tips and tricks that can help you get a higher score. And that's where this guide comes in. We're going to walk you through everythihng you need to know to win in Stack Jump. So, without further ado, let's get on with it.

Alto's Odyssey shows how mobile sequels can be much more than the sum of their parts

Posted by Harry Slater on July 20th, 2018

The very best games mix together an effortless class and a compulsion loop that keeps you playing until your eyes are sore, your fingers are chafed, and you can't remember the last time you saw any sun other than a digital one. And that's why Alto's Odyssey ranks among the very finest experiences you can get on the App Store.

More than that though, the game is a brilliant example of how to do a sequel. It doesn't slavishly adhere to the formula of its predecessor, but it doesn't stray too far from what made Alto's Adventure great either. It's a balancing act of the very best kind. And it's also a whole heap of fun.

Knights Chronicle guide - Multiplayer dungeon guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 19th, 2018

We’ve talked quite a bit about building your best team for PvP in Knights Chronicle, but there always comes a time in the game where you need to turn to other players for help. Multiplayer dungeons can be some of the hardest missions in the entire game, but they don’t necessarily have to be.

You see, the reason why clearing bosses like Decain and even the lowly Flare can be so hard is that you have to depend on players who may or may not know what they’re doing. In order to be a good team player in Knights Chronicle generally, keep the following tips in mind and you’ll likely save yourself and others a lot of time and stamina.

Which of these is the best mobile game that came out this week? You decide - July 19th

Posted by Harry Slater on July 19th, 2018

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Every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to give you a choice. We pick what we think are the five best games that have come out this week, and let you vote to crown one of them the 148Apps game of the week. And since it's Thursday today, that's exactly what we're going to do.

If you want to vote there are three ways to go about it. You can leave a comment at the bottom of this article with the name of the game you'd like to win. You can send us a tweet using the hashtag 148GOW, or you can leave us a comment on Facebook letting us know your pick.

Pretty easy, right? And don't forget to come back on Tuesday to see which of the games takes home the most coveted prize in mobile gaming. Yeah, that's right, the most coveted prize in mobile gaming. Deal with it.

What mobile games are we looking forward to in the second half of 2018? - Campbell's picks

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 18th, 2018

2018 has been a pretty great year on mobile already, but since it’s half over, we wanted to take a look at all the awesome stuff we have to look forward to. Earlier this month, Harry already laid out his picks for games that he think will make waves in the coming months, but now it’s my turn.

Some of this picks will not surprise you if you’ve stuck with the site for a while now, but some of there are some pretty unexpected picks in here as well. So, without further ado, check out my most anticipated games for 2018 below:

How mobile gaming might change in the next six months of 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on July 18th, 2018

We've already had a look at the ways we've seen mobile gaming change in the first six months of 2018, so now it's time to have a look forward, into our digital crystal balls, and ponder what we'd like to see more of in the next six months of the year. After all, that's the sort of thing we love to do here at 148Apps.

These are suggestions rather than predictions, but if they happen to accidentally become accurate predictions, then we're going to be just as happy as everyone else. Obviously if you've got your own suggestions, stick them in the comments section all the way down at the bottom of the article. Before you do though, let's get on with our list.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated July 17th]

Posted by Harry Slater on July 17th, 2018

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 Waves for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on July 17th, 2018

Waves iOS guide screenshot - A flip through a cloud

Waves is sort of like an over-the-shoulder version of Tiny Wings. Although it manages to be much simpler than Tiny Wings, which is really saying something. Or, at least, it's simpler in its execution. That doesn't mean there aren't hints and tips that, once you've learned them, are going to ensure that you're getting the best scores you possibly can.

And that's where this article comes in. We've spent a good few hours bouncing along on the watery, occasionally fiery, levels in Waves, and we've written down everything we know about the game in five succinct points. Once you've scoured this article, you're going to be hitting the heights in no time flat. That's the 148Apps guarantee.

This week's game of the week award goes to the brilliant football strategy sim New Star Soccer Manager

Posted by Harry Slater on July 17th, 2018

Every week here at 148Apps we award a game with the title of game of the week. We might pick the five games you can choose from, but it's up to you which of them walks away with the title. And this week it's been a pretty darn close-run thing. But we've worked out the numbers, and can now reveal the winner.

And that winner is the addictive, brilliant, and painfully moreish New Star Soccer Manager from New Star Games. I'd say I was surprised, but to be honest it's one of the best games I've played on my iPhone for a good long while.

Everything you need to know to win in Block Balls for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on July 16th, 2018

Block Balls iOS guide screenshot - Going for a big score

Block Balls is another in Voodoo's massive line-up of horribly simple, horribly addictive arcade games. It's all about smashing blocks with a cannon, a bit like a mix between Angry Birds and a Zerg rush. And while it's easy enough to pick up and play, you're going to find a decent level of challenge the deeper you get into the game.

And that's where we come in. We've put a good few hours into the game and come up with some hints and tips that we think are going to help you get the best scores, the best breaks, and have the most fun. So without further ado, let's get into the tricks that are going to see you destroying all the blocks in the cosmos.

Fortnite, PUBG, and Shadowgun Legends - What have been the big changes in mobile gaming in the first half of 2018?

Posted by Harry Slater on July 16th, 2018

This month, we're looking back at the first half of 2018, looking at the good, the bad, and everything in between. In this piece we're having a think about the big changes that have happened in mobile gaming over the past six months, and what they might mean for mobile gamers moving forwards.

It's our job to keep an eye on the trends, new ideas, and new concepts that are happening in mobile, and we've had a good long think and decided that these five were the biggest changes in 2018. If you've spotted any that you think are worth mentining, then make sure you toss them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Knights Chronicle guide - How to make the most of your knight selector ticket

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 16th, 2018

The best thing about Knights Chronicle is how friendly it is to players that don’t want to spend any money on it. Although it’s surface structure looks like a ton of stingy moves trying to squeeze money out of players, there are a ton of free perks Netmarble grants to players just for sticking with the game.

One of these perks is the Knight Selector Ticket, which grants players the option to choose any white or dark knight SSR units if they log into Knights Chronicle daily for 28 days. This provides an awesome opportunity for all players to fill key gaps in their current rosters with some really quality units, provided they make their choice carefully. If you’re wondering what units are best to pick for your 28 day Knight Selector Ticket, keep reading to learn how to best up your game with this sweet perk.

Who to avoid

Of the White and Dark Knights to select in Knights Chronicle, there isn’t one that stands head and shoulders above the rest as the best pick for all players. That said, there are a couple heroes that generally don’t provide a ton of utility that you should probably avoid.

Namely, Marduk, Damian, and Nemesis are pretty weak picks at the moment. Marduk struggles mostly because he only offers tons of defense without much damage output, prolonged taunting abilities, or useful hero talents. Damian, on the other hand, can become pretty great at deleting other characters, but getting him there takes a lot of investment in maxing him out, whereas Dark Knights like Ashley or Mary are pretty effective attackers almost immediately. Lastly, there’s Nemesis, who can be useful to counter teams that have a lot of reviving characters, but a lot of her damage output is dependent on generating Dark Orbs, which is a process that takes way too long at the moment.

Who to pick and why

If you pick any knights besides the three listed above, you’ll likely be a pretty happy camper, but let’s delve a little deeper into what each of these remaining characters have to offer:

    • Ramu - Despite being listed as a Hybrid-type fighter, Ramu is one of the best support characters in Knights Chroncile. This is mostly because she restores 10% of her party’s HP every turn and has the ability to revive two heroes at once with her ultimate ability. Her weakness is that she doesn’t really put out much damage at all, but all of her skills have utility outside of that that make Ramu one of the best picks you can make from this selector, both for PvP and PvE.
    • Mary - Mary is an offensive powerhouse. She has an extremely powerful ultimate ability that attacks all enemies at once and a chance to make three of her targets unable to revive. Mary is also interesting in that she gets more powerful as enemies die, making her a bigger threat the further into a fight you get. Out of all the knights available, Mary is a great pick, particularly if you want a great damage dealer for PvE missions.
    • Deimos - If Ramu sounds interesting, but you want a more traditional support character to add to your roster, Deimos is your best bet. Deimos not only provides healing, but also can remove buffs from enemies and grant Veil of Phantasm to your entire team, allowing you to avoid hard-hitting attacks right when you need to. Simply put, if you need a support hero and already have Ramu, or want someone more specialized for keeping your team alive, choose Deimos.
    • Ashley - The king of damage over time, Ashley is a great attacker to add to your party if you’re looking to build a team that excels at longer combat encounters. His kit involves an ability called Ebony Wound, which deals damage to heroes with it every turn and cannot be removed. On top of this, Ashley’s ultimate ability can do some amazing burst damage to a single target with the possibility to stunning for two turns as well. Of everyone in the selector, Ashley is probably best suited for people looking for a PvP damage dealer.

Make the best choice for your team

Ramu and Ashley are probably the best heroes to pick from this selector, but that doesn’t meant you should just blindly choose one of them. As mentioned in previous guides, Knights Chronicle is much more about having a team that works well together rather than just having a collection of powerful heroes.

At the end of the day, Mary might be just what you need to make your Dark/Water team be even more destructive, or you may want to take a chance on Marduk because you don’t have any defensive heroes at all and want to see if a future update buffs him a bit. No matter who you pick, just make sure it makes sense for your current hero box, and you can’t go wrong.

Want to get even better at Knights Chronicle? Check out our ultimate list of guides here.

The best mobile games of 2018 so far - Campbell's picks

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 13th, 2018

Now that the year is half over, we decided to take a look back at the first half of the year’s best games and highlight them. So far, our reviews have only hit the five-star mark five times, but there are other game’s worth celebrating here too.

Specifically, the games I’m revisiting are titles that have stuck with me after playing them for review. Whether it’s just because they were so memorable when I finished them or I’m still playing them today, here are some of the best releases from this year so far.

Knights Chronicle guide - How to beat Haspiel Assault

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 13th, 2018

The updates for Knights Chronicle just keep rolling in. This second update to the game comes just six days after the huge 1.1 update and adds quite a few new goodies to contend with.

One of these new goodies is a new multiplayer dungeon known as Haspiel Assault. Although it’s a low-ranking mission, it can be pretty hard to take down at first, but with these few tips you’ll be able to ace this new dungeon easily. We’ll also go over why you should take on this new dungeon at all.

Pre-register for Era of Celestials and join 300,000 others in getting a head start before the upcoming launch

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 13th, 2018

Era of Celestials has already taken China by storm, and judging by the 300,000 players that have already pre-registered for its global release, it’s set to do the same across the world after its launch later this year. Now it’s your chance to get in on the action, gain access to exclusive in-game rewards, and get a head start in this already-thriving fantasy MMOARPG.

Set in a world where Celestials and their enemies are battling for the preservation of humanity, Era of Celestials places you in the role of an appointed champion with a class of your choosing. After becoming either a warrior, mage, or archer, the Celestials call upon you to help push back the onslaught of an invading force with the fate of the whole world at stake. Celestial City is under siege and only you can help.