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Beat Cop review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 22nd, 2019
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: COPS SUCK
Any interesting parts of Beat Cop are buried under a thick layer of absurd, unfunny, and offensive set dressing.

Hang Line review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 17th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PHYSICS PEAKS
Hang Line’s physics-based gameplay is only appealing up to a point.

Tap! Captain Star review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: CLICK ELSEWHERE
When a clicker is both exploitative and generic, it’s a rough combination.


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 12th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TOUGH AS NAILS
Brutal difficulty can be fun, but DUNKYPUNG is perhaps a bit too hard.

Mr. Success review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 3rd, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: PARTIAL SUCCESS
Mr. Success is a great tone piece, but maybe not such a great game.

Miyamoto review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 28th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONFUSED CARDS
Minimalism makes Miyamoto striking, but also a little confusing.

Brawl Stars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHALLOW STARS
Supercell is very good at making their derivative games look good and original, but they need to start doing more than that.

Gone Home review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 13th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HOME AWAY FROM HOME
If having a mobile version of Gone Home is the only thing that will get you to play this game, grab it. Otherwise, you might want to play it elsewhere.

PGC London '19: Kaijack Card Attack brings kaiju city smashing and card games together in a heady mix

Posted by Harry Slater on January 21st, 2019

What would happen if giant monsters were indestructible? Wait, let me rephrase that. What would happen if giant monsters were real and indestructible? The answer, according to Kaijack Card Attack, is that they'd play a gamw somewhere between solitaire and poker. While also smashing the crap out of everything.

The game comes from the dev behind Crap! I'm Broke, but you wouldn't guess by looking at it. There's a brightness here, from the scraps themselves to the backgrounds, and rather than worrying about making enough money to pay the rent, here you're worried about huge creatures smashing up your house. Whilst also being a giant creatue yourself.

Pre-register now for epic fantasy RPG Final Blade and get yourself some exclusive items

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 18th, 2019

Final Blade is an epic fantasy RPG that revolves around two warring nations and one extremely powerful sword. Having already found great success in Taiwan and South Korea, the developer is now bringing its acclaimed free-to-play iOS and Android title to the west. Pre-registration is open for those of you who want to get in as early as possible and maybe even earn yourself some exclusive goodies.

For those not in the know, the game contains many of the classic RPG elements that we expect and love, such as a deep levelling system, tons of lovely loot, and powerful skills that allow players to utilise their characters in new and exciting ways. And you’re certainly going to need all those skills at your disposal, as enemies have a tendency to be pretty darn tricky.

Delving into the rich backstories of the cast is one of the highlights here, as is uncovering the painstakingly detailed fantasy world that the dev team has put together. Another real point of pride for Final Blade is just how extensive and replayable an experience it is. With an adventure mode, daily dungeons, and insanely powerful raid bosses, there’s a ton of great stuff to sink your teeth into.

On top of that, the online arena and clan wars – which pit players against one another in intense battles – are sure to keep the more hardcore among us busy. Final Blade also boasts extremely detailed and colourful visuals, with some especially impressive character designs to boot.

In terms of the pre-registration gifts, you can expect a nice bundle of gold and in-game items. However, the biggest incentive is definitely the 5-star hero selection ticket, which is sure to give you the edge once the game launches. And, in a cool little twist, the more players that register, the most gifts everyone will get.

So, you can go ahead and pre-register now over on the official site to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of those great in-game rewards.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

The top 3 best iPhone and iPad games coming out next week - Jan 18th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 18th, 2019

Alien: Blackout screenshot

The end of the week has rolled around. It's been a pretty good seven days for mobile gaming - if you want proof you can click here and check out our five favorite games that came out this week - but now we're going to turn our attention to the future. We're sort of like psychics, except what we're saying is based on actual facts rather than just things we've made up in our brains.

There's a chance some of these games might not come out next week, such is the fickle nature of the mobile gaming beast, but we're pretty sure they're going to land when they said they would. And there might be other games we've not spotted coming out too - if you've seen any, do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article, we'd love to hear from you.

You can check out all the other great lists we've been making recently by clicking this link, and while we're a bit biased, we definitely reckon you should have a look through - there's some great work there even if we do say so ourselves. Right we've done our due diligence, let's get on with getting excited about next week's games.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - January 17th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2019

148Apps logo

Every week here at 148Apps we like to make sure that you're up to date with all the awesome games that have come out for iPhone and iPad over the past 7 days. We pick the cream of the crop to ensure that you don't have to play anything boring and broken. That's our job - you can let us sort out the wheat from the chaff while you have a nice cup of coffee and put your feet up.

This week we've got free to play games, we've got premium games, and we've got games where you can fall off a mountain. And if that wasn't enough there's a game where you can steal the Mona Lisa, and another one where you can shoot aliens into gory little puddles. What a week we're having.

If you've got your own suggestions then please do let us know about them in the comments section at the bottom of the article, after all, sharing is caring. And while you're considering other games, why not click here and check out all of the other awesome lists we've been writing over the past few months. Right then, let's get on with this week's games.

The top 3 best idle games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on January 16th, 2019

Sometimes you want to play a game where you don't really have to do anything. Don't worry, we're not here to judge you, we're exactly the same. We love some action when we're in the right mood, but sometimes we want something a little more chill - something that lets us turn our brains off when we pick it up. Which is why we've written this list of our three favorite idle games for iOS.

These are the games that really got under our skin, be it because of the compulsion loops they generate, or the simple fact that they're a brilliant slice of distracting fun. Obviously, with this being a short list, there's a good chance that you're not going to see some of the games you'd pick on it. That's cool though, we'd still love to hear about them, so let us know what they are in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

And if that wasn't enough, you can smash a click right here to check out all of the other amazing lists we've been creating over the last few months. Each one of them will reveal some new aspect of mobile gaming to you, so it's well worth taking the time to read them all. Well, we would say that, but anyway, on with the list.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated January 15th]

Posted by Harry Slater on January 15th, 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!

The top 5 best games with great stories for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on January 14th, 2019

Last week we took a look at the best games for iOS that you could waste hours and hours of your life playing, so now we thought we'd have a look at the top 5 games for iPhone and iPad that have great stories. These are the tales that have stuck with us the most, or the games that weave their stories with the most skill, intelligence, and fun.

Obviously stories are really, really subjective - how they hit you can differ depending on where you are in your life, the things you've seen, and even something as seemingly unimportant as whether you're experiencing that story in the day or at night. With that in mind, there's a good chance that your own favorite story didn't make the list - be sure to let us know about it in the comments at the bottom of the article, we'd love to hear how mobile gaming has affected people.

And obviously while you're here, you should definitely check out all of the other amazing lists we've been writing over the past few months. There's some great stuff there, and if you click here you'll be able to check all of the lists out at your own leisure. You're welcome.

Langrisser Mobile preview - Seminal TRPG series conquers touchscreen territory

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 14th, 2019

Langrisser Mobile is set to finally break the revolutionary TRPG franchise's 20 year silence when it finally makes its way to touchscreens the world over at the end of the month.

The original Langrisser game (known as Warsong in the west) debuted on the Sega Mega Drive in 1991 and went on to spawn sequels on SNES, PC, Sega Saturn and PlayStation 2. However, none of those sequels ever received an offical release outside of Japan, so for many western gamers Langrisser has remained an unknown entity. Until now...

Set to land on iOS and Android devices on 22nd January, Langrisser Mobile is a pocketable spinoff that aims to bring an uncompromised TRPG experience to the palm of your hand. Here’s why fans should be pumped-up about its arrival on phones and tablets.

Everything you need to win at Dragalia Lost for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 14th, 2019

Want to up your Dragalia Lost game? You've come to the right place. Here at 148Apps, we've been digging deep into Nintendo's latest gacha game to find the best tips, tricks, and strategies to share with all of our future co-op team mates (read: you).

Whether you want to know the best tips for getting through the latest event content or where to focus your time and efforts as a free player, we've got you covered. If there's something you don't see in our guide list though, let us know in the comments and we'll be sure to add it!

Dragalia Lost Review

General Guides

Progression Guide
Wyrmite - How to get a bunch of it quickly
How to be a Good Teammate
Daily Tasks Guide
The Imperial Onslaught Guide
The Best Four-Star Adventurers
High Midgardsormr - Prep Guide
Weapons Guide

Loyalty's Requiem

Loyalty's Requiem Guide
Phraeganoth Raid Guide

Trick or Treasure

Everything You Need to Know About Dragalia Lost's Upcoming Halloween Event
Trick or Treasure Jumpstart Guide

Kindness and Captivity

Kindness and Captivity: What You Need to Know
Hypnos Showdown Guide
Kindness and Captivity: How To To Close The Event Out Properly

A Wish to the Winds

A Wish to the Winds Event - What to Expect
Ruler of the Shore Guide

Resplendent Refrain

Resplendent Refrain Event - What to Expect
Sabnock Guide

How will World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Blizzard's other games work for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on January 14th, 2019

You might have heard that Blizzard is bringing Diablo to mobile with Diablo Ultimate. There's been plenty of controversy surrounding that decision, and it's meant that a really important piece of information has been glossed over a little. Namely that Blizzard is bringing all of its IP to mobile in the foreseeable future.

Obviously that kicked our brains into gear here at 148App's palatial research unit. We got to thinking about how Blizzard's massive franchises could make it onto the App Store. And then we wrote down those thoughts. What you're looking at now is the culmination of that endeavour.

If you've got your own suggestions as to how Blizzard could squish its game down to pocket-sized, then be sure to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. First though, let's find out what we thought about the obstacles and challenges that are waiting for Blizzard.

The top 3 best iPhone games that you can play for hours

Posted by Harry Slater on January 14th, 2019

Sometimes you're on the lookout for a game that's going to last for a long, long time. Which is why we've come up with this short list that breaks down three games that we think are going to suck up vast swathes of your free time. And, if you're not careful, vast swathes of the time you should be doing productive and life-prolonging things.

This, as you can tell, is a pretty short list, which means it's possible we've missed out something that you've spent hours on - that doesn't mean we hate those games though, and we'd love to hear the reasons you think they've stuck around for so long on your iPhone or iPad.

You'll find even more awesome lists by smashing a click right here - from genres to play-time, from style to art-style, we've got something for everyone in our huge list of lists. Right, enough time wasting, let's list the games that are the very best for wasting your time on.

The top 3 best iPhone and iPad games coming out next week

Posted by Harry Slater on January 11th, 2019

Sheeping Around artwork - The main logo of the game

Our mission here at 148Apps is pretty simple - we want to make sure that you're playing the best iPhone and iPad games in the world. Which is why, every Friday, we like to give you an insight into the incredible games that are set to rock your world in the next seven days. Call it a headstart on the rest of the world, if you'd like.

It's possible next week is going to be a little thin on the ground when it comes to new releases, although we're often pleasantly surprised on weeks like that when something amazing sneaks out at the last second. That's not to say the games we've picked aren't great, just that there aren't that many of them.

Click here and you'll be able to check out all of the other interesting lists we've created over the last few months. Or, if you'd rather we just got on with telling you with what games are coming out next week, we're just about to get on with telling you what games are coming out next week.

Hang Line: Mountain Climber

- pre-order for iOS

Getting mountain climbing games right is difficult, but it's always good to see another studio trying. This one doesn't take itself too seriously, but there's a lot of swinging, plenty of grabbing, and more than a few stranded climbers that you're going to have to help to safety. It's bright and cheery, and if it gets its controls right it may well become a sleeper hit in 2019.

Sheeping Around

- pre-order for iOS

This one's a strategic card game with a silly core concept - it's about either trying to steal or protect a small flock of sheep. You pick to be the shepherd or the poacher, and it's up to you to make it back home with two out of three sheep in your possession. You're going to be playing online against real players, which should give this one the energy it needs to succeed.

Galaxy Stack

- pre-order for iOS

This one's a little more simple. It takes the bones of a shooter, wraps them around a stuff-stacking device, and then lets you go nuts. You're not just mowing down waves of incoming alien fighters, you're piling up their shattered remains as a taunt to any other space monsters that might want to come and have a go. Wow, that's actually really dark when you type it out.

The top 5 best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week

Posted by Harry Slater on January 11th, 2019

It's been a pretty decent week for releases on the App Store, all told. This week has the feeling of a mobile-first start to the year, with developers releasing games that fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. And we've picked what we think are the top 5 games that you should be playing from the recent crop of App Store debutants.

There's some hardcore screaming, a tiny piano, and one of the most interesting dungeon crawlers we've seen in a while. And there's a lot of block-busting, which fans of a certain arcade era are going to adore. Of course, we might have missed out on your favorite, so be sure to let us know your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you'll be able to check out all the other awesome lists we've been creating, ranging from the best new releases to our top picks of the finest games in every genre. Basically, if you want to know anything about mobile gaming, this is the place to find it out.

Least Anticipated Trends of 2019

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 11th, 2019

Earlier this week, I wrote about some of the things I’m most excited about on the mobile front for this coming year. Now it’s time to invert that a bit, but not exactly. If this were a true flip, I’d be talking about games like they’re bad before I’ve even played them, which is obviously poor practice.

Instead, I’ll try to predict some of 2019’s worst trends as they pertain to mobile and tell you why I’m not looking forward to hearing about them, and why you shouldn’t either.

Apple Editorial continuing to be a thing

Editorial content for mobile is great and—in my (biased) opinion—pretty necessary. The App Store isn’t quite as wild as the Android market, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t imitations, clones, and straight up awful garbage coming out on the store every day. This is probably why Apple’s new editorial games content exists on the App Store now, but just because it exists doesn’t mean it’s good.

In fact, my entire experience engaging with Apple’s written content around gaming has convinced me that it’s pretty rotten. Picks of new games seem to hinge on whether they can sell more copies of it because of some sort of name recognition or impressive screenshot, and they cover up their weak/questionable picks by burying them in lists of mobile titles other mobile outlets have already scrounged up and identified as great games from before Apple Editorial was a thing. It’s almost like they have no actual integrity and are just trying to get people to buy more games. It’s almost like whoever is writing for that team has a vested interest in people buying games.

All of this was true in 2018, but I super don’t look forward to seeing it continue to grow in 2019.

Most Anticipated Games 2019

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 8th, 2019

All told, I think 2018 was an ok year for mobile games. There were some truly great titles, but there wasn't any sort of deluge of amazing games as there have been in the past.

2019, however, is looking to be quite a stunner for mobile. There's a lot of releases just over the horizon that I really can't wait to get my hands on. See some of my top picks of most anticipated games below:

Space Haven

Space Haven was on my most anticipated games list last year, but I knew it was a bit of a stretch. There was no promised release date for 2018, and the game looks like an ambitious combination of Dwarf Fortress and FTL. Here's to hoping this game can come out this year, and here's to hoping it's the less-combat-forward version of Star Command that I'm hoping it will be.