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Father and Son review

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By Campbell Bird on April 28th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ARTSY ADVENTURE
It has weird origins, sure, but Father and Son is a pretty good adventure game nonetheless.

Get Me Outta Here review

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By Campbell Bird on April 28th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ALIEN ARENA
This arena shooter can be some solid fun once you get used to the controls.

Vignettes review

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By Campbell Bird on April 27th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE
Vignettes feels like a toy that's hiding a mystery or two up its sleeves.

CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars review

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By Campbell Bird on April 27th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ME-OW
Build a battle bot in this fun, feline-themed multiplayer game.

Construction Simulator 2 review

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By Campbell Bird on April 26th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: OPEN BUILD
This open-world construction game is strangely satisfying.

Tempest: Pirate Action RPG review

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By Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CANNON FODDER
This pirate game is all about combat and not much else.

Race Control Director review

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By Campbell Bird on April 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FALSE START
This management sim has a neat premise, but that's about it.

Full of Stars review

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By Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FULL OF PROBLEMS
This game's good ideas are overshadowed by its issues.

Fire Emblem Heroes event announces new modes, events, and much more

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 28th, 2017

As reported yesterday, Nintendo was gearing up a live press event for their popular mobile game,Fire Emblem Heroes. While the stream revealed a lot of new things, the event was entirely in Japanese. Luckily we have a rundown of what was announced all here.

Best games we played this week

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 28th, 2017

Another week, another slate of new mobile games. Although there weren't as many big name releases as last week, there were plenty of unique video game titles that came out that's sure to keep you interested over the weekend. Everything from classic adventure game throwbacks, to a gorgeous puzzler, we app experts played through this week's games to recommend you the best of the best.

Fire Emblem Heroes is way more profitable than Super Mario Run, Special Event Tomorrow

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 27th, 2017

Profits for Nintendo's mobile game Fire Emblem Heroes are apparently impressive enough to beat out other Nintendo titles likeSuper Mario Run, despite having 10 times fewer downloads.

Classic series Robot Unicorn Attack 3 now available on iOS

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 27th, 2017

The classic Adult Swim browser game, Robot Unicorn Attack, branched off into a series of popular mobile games. Now, the latest entry into the series, Robot Unicorn Attack 3, is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Get Ike in the new Fire Emblem: Heroes update

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 26th, 2017

One of the most popular Fire Emblem characters is finally available in a new update to Nintendo'sFire Emblem: Heroes.

Die With Glory in a new viking adventure game out now on iOS

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 26th, 2017

If you're a fan of classic adventure games you'll do well to pick upDie With Glory, the gorgeous new title from Cloud Castle inc. Die With Glory updatesthe gameplay of the same kind of adventure classics such asMonkey Island for modern, mobile audiences.

Die With Glory is a side-scrolling adventure game where players guide the Viking Sigurd on a globe-trotting adventure to reach Valhalla, the ancient afterlife of Norse legends. It's up to the players to help the brave Viking Sigurd make his way into its glorious halls.

Since the game's development,Die With Honorhas won numerous video game awards, including a 1st place win for Excellence in Art at the Kanobu Gamesjam. While the trailer doesn't show much gameplay, it does show off the various locales players can visit in the game, including areas that don't look at all like the Nordic areas where Vikings live. The game's official synopsis even details some potential quests which include raising an army, defending a castle, and scaling a dragon.

Die With Honor is out now on the iOS App Store, so check it out and tell us what you think of the game!

Get up to speed with everything you need to know in MU Origin’s latest update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 26th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

In case you haven’t heard, MU Origin just got a colossal new update with new all-server events, battle modes, and systems making their way to the land of MU. Here’s a handy guide to everything you need to know about the latest content.

Brand new PVP mode – Battlefield of Heroes

To kick things off, there’s the new all-server PVP battle event, Battlefield of Heroes. Now, an RPG revamping its battle modes here and there might not seem like anything new – but in the land of MU things tend to be a little more epic. Pushing the boundaries of graphics capabilities and server limitations is the name of the game in MU Origin, and it’s perfectly exemplified in this gargantuan 100 player team battle event, fully realised in stunning 3D visuals.

Split into one of two teams, you’ll be competing against up to 50 other warriors, battling to gain points by vanquishing your opponents, hunting for bosses, and mining precious items. Every point you pick up brings the promise of better rewards so be sure to register from 21-00-21:25 every Tuesday and Friday to get involved in the action.

Battle Core Event

Another exciting all-server event served up in the latest update is Battle Core – a mad dash race for teams to reach 1,000 points in order to emerge victorious. There will be plenty of rewards for those that do, with large amounts of EXP, fame points, and achievement points earned for every victory. At the same token, rewards will diminish significantly after every loss, so there’s no room for any shirking.

To keep all things fair and competitive, the Battle Core system will assess the ability of each team to make sure that their opponents will be evenly matched, so it’s going to take brains as well as brawn to win.

Server Dungeons – ‘Harmageddon’ and ’Elemental War’

Team up with players from all over the world to take on evil in these two new all-server dungeons. These certainly aren’t to be taken lightly, with victory in Harmageddon only being achievable by defeating the final boss in under 15 minutes – and to get that far you will have to battle past the Four Knights in order to summon him.

Elemental War is no picnic either, with victory achieved only after destroying evil hordes one after the other. So what’s so hard about that you ask? Well, there are over 30 waves of them in total, and each get progressively more difficult with every one that you dispatch. On top of that, you’ll be battling against the clock as well – if there are any monsters left standing when the time limit expires then the dungeon will end, and so will your chance to pick up those precious rewards.

Upgrade your characters with the new Soul Stone and Relic Systems

Besides adding in some glorious new ways of engaging in combat, the latest update to MU Origin also provides some new and unique systems to upgrading your character and gaining buffs.
The Soul Stone system will task you with finding one of three different types of stone – Orbium, Tris, and Quadion – which when used and combined together in various ways will grant elemental stats to your character.

These precious stones can be found by mining for them using Diamonds and the mysterious Soul Dust – which can be obtained in the Elemental War dungeon and Battlefield of Heroes event.

The Relic system will provide even more ways to boost your character by piecing together the fabled Relics – Golden Grail, Golden Crown, Golden Sword, and Golden Scripture – from 6 different pieces. To get the benefits from the pieces, you’ll need to enhance them using fragments, which you can find in the Harmageddon dungeon and Battlefield of heroes event. Do all of that and you’re on your way to receiving some really powerful boosts to your stats.

But that’s not all...

Besides the big events and fancy new stat systems, you’ll find improvements in many more areas of the game. In-game items have had their stack limits significantly raised, three brand new pets have been introduced, the max equipment enhance level and Zodiac levels have been boosted, and there’s also a new costume system to give your character a fresh new look too. Besides all this, MU Origin is even letting you cut a few corners here and there with the Daily Benefits system, which allows you to instantly clear daily tasks.

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

Minimalist puzzle game, Cuts, free on iOS right now

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 25th, 2017

If you're looking for a gorgeous puzzle experience on iOS devices, developer Gamebra.in's aesthetically interesting puzzler, Cuts, is discounted to free on the iOS App Store right now.

[Update] Anime tactical RPG, War of Crown, comes out tomorrow from Gamevil

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 25th, 2017

If you're looking for another tactical RPG fix to go alongside your Fire Emblem Heroes campaigns check out Gamevil's newest, anime-inspired tactics RPG, War of Crown, which comes out tomorrow.

Fantasy MMORPG MU Origin adds new modes, systems, and more in a colossal new update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 25th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

MU Origin, Webzen’s highly popular fantasy MMORPG is getting ready to shake things up for the second time this year, as a new update makes its way to the Google Play and App Store from today. Introducing new systems, modes, and events, the land of MU is once again in need of thrill-hungry adventurers.

The first thing veterans will notice upon loading up the freshly-updated MMORPG , are the suite of new systems each capable of majorly influencing how players interact with the world. Most of note is update 1.7’s introduction of the Soul Stone system, which for the first time ever offers players the means to apply various unique elemental changes to their character, giving them an edge before entering battle.

As well as a slew of other substantial systems, the new update introduces two significant all-server gameplay options, ideal for those looking to get their EXP and achievement point fix. First up is Battle Core, an all-new event which acts as a race against time, requiring players to be the first to reach 1,000 points. From gathering chalices to defeating opposing warriors, balanced match-making assures victory is dependent on skill, and skill alone.

Also keeping things fresh is Battlefield of Heroes, a new PVP system beyond servers that sees an incredible 100 warriors enter the fray to do battle with each other. 50 v 50 madness is open for business every Tuesday and Friday between 21:00-22:25, rewarding those who succeed in mining, boss hunting, and everything else Battlefield of Heroes may throw at you.

Webzen have used this opportunity to implement plenty of minor tweaks and fixes too, making for the smoothest MU Origin experience yet. Update 1.7’s new content is free to try out within MU Origin from today on both iOS and Android.

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

Blizzard is looking to hire a mobile dev for a potential new project

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 24th, 2017

A new thread on the popular video game rumor forum, NeoGAF, uncovered an interesting job listing over at Blizzard Entertainment. It appears the studio behindStarCraft, World of WarCraft, Hearthstone,andOverwatch is looking to bring on a new hire with mobile experience.

Legend of Zelda meets Cooking Mama in new RPG Dungeon Chef

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 24th, 2017

Dungeon Chef is what happens when you mix the RPG elements (and style) of a Legend of Zelda game, with cooking elements. Although, now that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also has cookingelements, so maybe the gameplay is not so novel. Either way, this is a pretty good looking game for all your RPG junkies out there.

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier is out now on iOS Devices

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 21st, 2017

The newest season of Telltale Games'The Walking Dead is well underway. After the release of the third episode, "Above the Law" about a month ago, episode four, "Thicker Than Water" is hot and ready for more zombies and gut-wrenching emotional decisions.

Best games we played this week

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 21st, 2017

Another week, another new wave of mobile games do dive into. We've dug through the list of apps that came out this week to tell you which apps are worth your sweet time. And while there weren't too many games this week, there were some big ones. Hit the jump to see some of the best apps we played this week!

Get Me Outta Here is an 80s retro shooter out now. Check out the launch trailer

Posted by Matthew Kim on April 20th, 2017

Are you ready to fight some aliens? Because Crescent Moon Games has released the retro shooter Get Me Outta Here on iOS devices today.