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Rebel Inc. review

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By Campbell Bird on December 11th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STABILIZATION STRATEGY
Rebel Inc. is a fun spin on Plague Inc. despite the fact it can feel occasionally repetitive.

Chuchel review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ANIMATED SHORT
Chuchel is a cute little adventure game type thing.


Twinfold review

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By Campbell Bird on December 5th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: THREES, BUT THRILLING
This game borrows heavily from Sirvo Studios’s Threes! but the result is a game that feels completely unique and brilliant.

Super Fowlst review

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By Campbell Bird on November 28th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ROGUE(F)LITE
Super Fowlst incorporates Spelunky into its mishmash of influences. This would be incredible if not for the game's kind of slow start.


A Mortician's Tale review

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By Campbell Bird on November 26th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A BRIEF ENCOUNTER WITH DEATH
A Mortician's Tale is not your typical video game experience, and that's a good thing.

Kingdom Rush Vengeance review

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By Campbell Bird on November 22nd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: VENGEANCE AND VILLAINY
Kingdom Rush is back, and badder than ever.


SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams review

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By Campbell Bird on November 19th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SPOOKY SATIRE
This indirect sequel to Simulacra fails to hit the highs of its predecessor.

Spitkiss review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MAKES YOU SALIVATE
Don't let a bizarre setup stop you from playing this wonderfully creative platformer.


148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in May 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 12th, 2018

We've reached the fifth month of the year in our round-up of all of the top games for iPhone and iPad that came out in 2018. If you've missed the other entries in this massive list, don't you worry, because we're going to give you links to them all in the next paragraph.

The best games of January
The best games of February
The best games of March
The best games of April

Now that's out of the way, we can get on with telling you about the best games that came out in May 2018. There are some really great games in the list, but if you think we've missed anything do let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. Or if you just wanted to say hi, that'd be nice too. And make sure you come back next week when our round-up is going to reach June. Who even remembers what happened then!?!


Tiny Bubbles

- download for iOS

It's a pretty big surprise to us that one of the games on this list is a match-stuff puzzler, but when the match-stuff puzzler in question is as good as Tiny Bubbles it's basically impossible not to include it. Every level here has a new idea, a new mechanic, or something fresh for you to think about. If this one's snuck under your radar please rectify that fact immediately.

Click here to read our Tiny Bubbles review


Pocket-Run Pool

- download for iOS

Zach Gage is known for his novel takes on different games. He made chess weird and made Solitaire flip-floppy. This one sees him re-thinking digital pool games. While the basics are here, the scoring is completely different from the physical game - every shot requires a good deal of thought, and when you get things right you're going to let out a cheer.

Click here to read our Pocket-Run Pool review


Axe.io

- download for iOS

Other .io games keep things simple, but Axe.io tries its hand at making the genre a little more interesting. Chunky 3D graphics, plenty of axes to hurl, and matches that are always waiting for you. Throw in some silly modes and controller support and you've got one of the best multiplayer games for iOS.

Click here to read our Axe.io review


Homo Machina

- download for iOS

A puzzler that's set in a human body. You need to control different organs and limbs by solving a bunch of different challenges. It's not as gross as it sounds, going for a 50s workplace vibe rather than anything dripping with goo. Oh, and it's also a charming story about love, which is pretty cool too.

Click here to read our Homo Machina review


Super Hydorah

- download for iOS

Love retro shooters like R-Type? Well this is a slightly more modern take on some of the same ideas. Fly around, blast everything that moves, and try and make it to the end of levels in one piece. It's simple to pick up, challenging to master, and it's going to scratch your retro-itches in the best possible ways.

Click here to read our Super Hydorah review

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in April 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 11th, 2018

Oh hi there, and welcome to the fourth part of our series about the very best iPhone and iPad games that came out in 2018. We've made it to April, which is when Fortnite came out. So, yeah, Fortnite is at top of this part of the list. Not really a surprise, but we thought we'd get it out of the way before you clicked anything anyway.

Just because Fortnite is the marquee name here, that doesn't mean you should ignore the other games. We've got vandalism, MOBA shooters, and one of the most gruesome licensed games we've seen in a long, long time. Basically April, like most months in mobile gaming, gave us some real gems.

You can click here to read about the best games of January 2018, here to read about the best games of February 2018, and here for the best games of March. And make sure you come back tomorrow, because we'll be rounding up the best iPhone and iPad games that came out in May 2018.

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in March 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 10th, 2018

It's Monday, and our round-up of the best games of 2018 has landed on March. There were some pretty amazing developments in the third month of the year, mainly thanks to the launch of PUBG and the start of the Fortnite beta (technically Fortnite didn't release around the world until April, which is why we've not included it in this chunk of our recap.

Even without that new lynchpin of the mobile gaming community though, March was pretty exceptional. It was tough cutting the list down to just five, but we think we might have managed. If you disagree though, do make sure that you let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out the top five games from January 2018, and if you click here you'll be able to read what we think are the five best games from February. Check back later in the week when our round-up is going to hit April. Sick.

Twinfold guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 7th, 2018

Twinfold may look like a cheap Threes! clone at first glance, but it's so much more than that. It's actually a rather deep roguelite with a really satisfying difficulty curve and almost endless replayability.

Since the game's depth does take some digging to understand, your first few games of Twinfold might not go so well. Check out these tips to help you improve your game faster.

Which of these iPhone and iPad games should win our game of the week award?

Posted by Harry Slater on December 7th, 2018

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On a normal week we like to give you the chance to vote for your game of the week on Thursday. But since this clearly isn't a normal week, we've decided to give you the chance to vote for our game of the week on Friday. You're welcome.

We've selected what we think are the five best games that came out over the past week, and now it's up to you to pick which of them walks away with the award. There are a number of ways to vote - you can leave a comment here, you can send us a tweet, or you can let us know on Facebook. If you're using the social methods though, be sure to add the hashtag #148GOW so we can keep track of all the entires.

Don't forget to check out all the other awesome lists we've written for your viewing pleasure over the past few weeks. And now, let's get on with the shortlist for our game of the week award.

Munchkin.io ends 2018 in style with a new class introduction and Google award

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 7th, 2018
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While it can sometimes seem like we are drowning in a sea of battle royale games, few struggle to actually deliver the kind of fun and frantic experience you’d expect from a refined entry in the genre. Well step aside from those other games because Munchkin.io continues to go from strength to strength, by adding a new character class and also being named by Google as one of the best indie games of the year and being globally featured in the Google Play Store starting from today.

To get anyone unfamiliar with Meerkatgames’ take of real-time battle royale genre, Munchkin.io is thought of as the lighter alternative to Fortnite and PUBG. The game prides itself on being lighter and more accessible than most other you’ll see, featuring an eclectic cast of character classes that can level up, learn new skills, and complete unique quests for rewards.

Choose a side in Rift of Raigard, the new base building RTS game now on Kickstarter

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 5th, 2018

If you’re an RTS player that’s constantly underwhelmed by most genre entries on mobile, or sick of putting up with stingy F2P models and cheaters, Rift of Raigard is the base building game for you. Developed by a team of creators who are equally annoyed, the game is now in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign which could benefit from your backing. Here’s what’s in store if you do.

Set in a fantasy world that’s being ravaged by a war between three factions, players will need to pick a side – whether it’s the Folklords, Gremlochs, or Coalites – and test their strategic chops to bring balance back to a land devastated by chaos. Rift of Raigard features a wholly original, interwoven story that will see you venture through multiple exotic landscapes in any one of the game’s three explorable continents.

Rift of Raigard will encourage you to personalize your central hero, ground troops, and base thanks to the large number of customisation options. All three facets mentioned can be personalised with a slew of in-game skins, meaning you’ll be spurred to protect your armaments in the battle to hold back enemies strategically in real-time. The best Rift of Raigard players will find themselves vying for a space at the top of the leader board.

Should the game reach its funding goal, Rift of Raigard will also include a dedicated guild system that lets players team up, sponsored events and leagues, alongside what the developer Dun Rite Games is teasing as “game modes never before seen in this genre.”

The good news is that you can also be part of this adventure. Be sure to visit the game’s Kickstarter page to show your support, for a mobile-first RTS game that wants to be fun and accessible for all while clamping down on cheaters.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in February 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 5th, 2018

Our round up of the best games of the year has rolled along to February. Which makes sense, since we started off with January - click here and you'll be able to read the top 5 in its entirety - and February was definitely a doozy, we can tell you that.

We've included download links so you can grab the games without leaving the comfort of this browser window. And, where applicable, we've stuck a link to our review in as well, so you can make sure you know exactly what you're getting into before you spend any money or download anything.

Remember to check out all of the other lists we've been writing over the past few months by clicking here. Click here to get the low-down on the best holiday gifts for mobile gamers. And make sure you come back next week when we'll be heading down a different part of memory lane and rounding up the best games of March 2018.

The top 5 best gifts for mobile gamers this holiday season

Posted by Harry Slater on December 4th, 2018

Since it's the most wonderful time of the year according to most adverts, and since the most wonderful time of the year is all about the giving and receiving of presents (and probably some other stuff, we guess), we thought it was high time we found some of the best gifts for the mobile gamer in your life.

These are our top picks of the things that are actually going to make your little iOS gamer's eyes light up when they rip open their presents. Or at least we think they will - do bear in mind there's no accounting for taste and we're not trying to ruin your holidays on purpose.

If you've got your own suggestions as to what a mobile gamer would like to receive this holiday season, then do let us know in the comments. Be nice about it though, after all it's the season to be jolly. And if you're interested in what the best games of the last 12 months have been, check out the first part of our look back at 2018 right here.

Dragalia Lost - Resplendent Refrain Sabnock Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 3rd, 2018

Dragalia Lost's latest event, Resplendent Refrain, is an event that favors light Adventurers in an all new raid dungeon. This dungeon has four teams of four face off against the mighty Sabnock, which is probably the toughest raid fight in the game yet.

Although Sabnock is tough, he isn't unbeatable. We've been testing different ways to clear this raid and have been able to clear it consistently by following a few, simple guidelines. See below about how you too can start clearing the Sabnock fight:

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

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 3rd, 2018

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

148Apps year end round-up: These are the top 5 games that came out in January 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on December 3rd, 2018

We're heading towards the end of the year, which can only mean it's time to start thinking about what games we're going to remember from the last 12 months. And we're going to break it down into a series of top 5s, one for each month. We're starting with January 2018, because it'd be weird to start anywhere else really.

We'll be doing the other months in due time, but since January was the start of the year, that's where we're going to begin. We've included download links for you, as well as links to our reviews where applicable. So you're not just going to be able to purchase the games from this page, you're going to be able to make an informed purchase, which is even better.

If you think we've missed any games that came out in January, then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And make sure you keep checking back to 148Apps regularly so you're not missing out on our recap of the last 12 months in mobile gaming.

Langrisser Mobile: 5 things it does better than Fire Emblem Heroes

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 30th, 2018

Across the generations, the Langrisser series has done battle with Fire Emblem for control of the tactical RPG throne, and this war is about to spill over into the mobile arena.

Almost two years on from the debut of Fire Emblem Heroes on iOS and Android, developer Zlongame has taken the fight to the Nintendo franchise with the release of Langrisser Mobile in closed beta following a successful soft launch in China during the summer.

The game marks the mobile debut of this tactical RPG titan and it’s pulled out all of the stops in a bid to trump its rival on touchscreen devices. Here are five ways it succeeds…

Which of these top 5 iPhone and iPad games should win our game of the week award?

Posted by Harry Slater on November 30th, 2018

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Okay, so we realise we usually do this on a Thursday, but it's been a crazy sort of a week here at 148Apps, and we wanted to make sure that we really had found the five best games for you to choose a game of the week from. We reckon we've done that now, so that's pretty cool.

We've included download links so you can grab the games from the App Store, and explained why we think the games deserve their places on this shortlist. How do you pick a winner? Well it couldn't be easier. All you need to do is post a comment at the bottom of the article letting us know your choice. Or tweet us (or leave us a comment on Facebook) using the hashtag #148GOW with the name of your choice.

Obviously if you think we've missed anything from the list, you can let us know that in the comments as well. Now though, without any more typing, here are the games.

Dragalia Lost - Weapons Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 30th, 2018

Dragalia Lost might seem like it’s all about the gacha at first, but there’s quite a bit more to the game than just hoping you pull the best Adventurers, dragons, and Wyrmprints, out of the virtual slot machine. If you truly want to master and conquer high level content in this game, it’s more important to know what you’re doing with what you have than just spending time and/or money to try and get a chance at something better.

Take weapons, for instance. Weapons are some of the most important items in Dragalia Lost, yet there’s no random component to them at all. From the start of the game, every player gets the chance to craft and upgrade any and all kinds of weapons that they want, and these are items that are more important than both dragons and Wyrmprints. That said, weapons can use a ton of materials to craft and upgrade, so you want to be judicious about what weapon work you do and when. Check out some tips below to make the most of your weapons in Dragalia Lost.