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Weather Farmer review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLOUD CLICKER
This clicker puts a fun twist on the genre without overcomplicating things.

Scorcher review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 11th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT SO HOT
Scorcher is a runner with somewhat interesting mechanics, but only its visuals make it a standout game.


Pirates Outlaws review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 8th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLAY THE SEAS
Pirates Outlaws would be one of the best card-based dungeon-crawlers around if it weren’t for two specific issues with it.

JackQuest review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 6th, 2019
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: MIDDLING METROIDVANIA
JackQuest both too short and unimaginative to feel memorable.


Card Crusade review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 5th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: QUICK CARD COMBAT
Card Crusade excels at providing fast-paced card combat.

Stay: Are you there? review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 26th, 2019
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: STAY AWAY
Stay: Are you there? Is a fascinating premise bogged down with awkward dialogue and obtuse puzzles.


Shieldwall Chronicles review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 25th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUN THROUGH FLEXIBILITY
What this tactics game might lack in production values, it makes up for with its fast-and-loose approach to design.

The Shapeshifting Detective review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 21st, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHIFTY STORY
This FMV game certainly has a quirky charm to it, but its narrative unravels to the point that it can’t deliver a satisfying conclusion.


Everything you need to know to win in Sprout: Idle Garden

Posted by Harry Slater on March 18th, 2019

Sure, Sprout: Idle Garden might be an idle game (we know, we know, it was pretty obvious from the name), but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of hints and tips you can exploit to make sure you're getting the best possible return from your crops. Which is where this handy how-to comes in.

We've played an almost offensive amount of the game in our desire to make everything in the world a little bit nicer, so it's fair to say that we know what we're talking about here. That doesn't mean we've got the exclusive rights to knowing stuff about Sprout: Idle Garden, so if you've got your own hints and tips do please let us, and everyone else know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

If you smash a click here you'll be able to check out all of the other amazing guides we've been writing recently. We've covered some of the biggest titles in mobile gaming, so you can bet if you're stuck on something, there's going to be a handy hint to get you unstuck waiting for you.

That's the preamble out of the way then, so let's get out with telling you everything you need to know about Sprout: Idle Garden for iPhone and iPad.

Huge new update for fantasy RPG Final Blade adds new chapters, costumes, and modes

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 16th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The hit fantasy RPG Final Blade arrived on western shores last month to much acclaim, thanks in large part to its successful mix of vibrant visuals, rich storytelling, and classic RPG mechanics. Now, the game is set to receive a whopping new update that adds a varied selection of fresh content.

Perhaps the most exciting addition arriving via this update are the 4 new story chapters. Where exactly they’ll be taking us, and what sort of challenges we can expect, still remains under wraps. That being said, we do know that the five new characters we’ll be seeing – Susu, Xuxian, Qingqing, Mengxiao and Fahai – are all entangled in the story of the White Snake.

In terms of loot, these chapters will prove to be a great way of earning that all-important 6-star gear. And if you’re looking for some fresh styles to spice up your wardrobe, the update also adds 4 unlockable costumes. In the mix, you’ve got a bunny girl costume, a school uniform, and two rather unique-looking swimsuits.

Then there’s the new mode, known as Dowha Gate. Here, you’ll be required to employ your best strategies to defend the gate against an overwhelming invasion. While it may initially be reminiscent of the game’s Strategy Defence mode, Dowha Gate comes packing plenty of its own quirks and challenges. And if you do somehow overcome all the odds and find yourself victorious, you’ll be rewarded with a massively powerful 6-star hero.

If you’re yet to take the epic Final Blade for a spin, this latest update just makes it all the more enticing. So I’d recommend heading on over to the App Store or Google Play where the game is available for free.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

Everything you need to know to win in Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 15th, 2019

Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga screenshot - Some of the cute critters

Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is the latest game in King's long line of sagas. It's a match-stuff puzzler, as you might expect, but it's got a few new twists on the already established formula that, while they do keep things fresh, are likely to come as a bit of a shock to long time players. Don't you fret though, because this guide to everything you need to know to win in the game is going to help you out no end.

We've played the game for a long while, so you can bet that we know what we're talking about. If you've also stuck some hours into Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga and you've got your own hints, tips, and tricks to share, then we'd love to hear all about them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out all of the other game guides we've been making. They're all really good, and if you play a lot of mobile games we bet there are some hints and tips in there that are going to help you out. Before you look at those, though, let's check out some tricks for Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga.

REKT! guide - Is the latest content update worth it?

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 14th, 2019

When REKT! first came out, I was impressed with the game’s ability to channel the gameplay of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater in a small, streamlined package. Be that as it may, I was also pretty underwhelmed with the game’s lack of content.

Fast-forward a year and a half and REKT! now has quite a bit more stuff in it. Given that the game is now more fleshed-out than ever, I went ahead and dove back into REKT! to see if it feels like more than the proof of concept it felt like at launch.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - March 14th

Posted by Harry Slater on March 14th, 2019

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Just like every Thursday, today we're taking some time to let you know what we think are the best games that have come out over the past week. We've had hands-on time with all of them, so you can trust us when we tell you that we're pretty clued up on this.

That said, you might disagree. That's cool, you can do that. But if you do, we'd love to hear why in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Maybe you've spotted something that you love, and you want to share it with the world? That's just one of the many services that the comments section can provide.

Click here and you can check out the games we thought were the greatest from last week. And now, without further ado, let's find out what the best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week are.

Mobile games you probably haven't played yet, but should

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 13th, 2019

The App Store is bursting at the seams with all kinds of apps and games of varying quality, but one of the most consistent issues with it is discoverability. Despite having what seems like unlimited money and a full App Store editorial team, Apple is astonishingly bad at celebrating games that aren’t already hugely successful.

To be fair, Apple doesn’t have much reason to do this. It takes more work, and it’s far easier to sell people on games with name recognition and/or a mass market appeal than it is to actually explore a huge backcatalog and dig up some hidden gems.

Don’t fret though, that’s where we come in! See below for some amazing App Store finds that you probably haven’t gotten around to yet, though you probably should:


Strain Tactics - download for iOS


Strain Tactics has a ton of stuff going on in it, which makes for a game that feels really chaotic. One second, everything could feel totally manageable and predictable, and, in the next, your whole party can literally be on fire. No matter what is happening though, it is hard to deny the rich, strategic depth that Strain Tactics offers.”

Get gorgeous characters and new skins in the Onmyoji x Inuyasha crossover event

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 13th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

NetEase Games’s Onmyoji is reaching the last part of the crossover event with the classic anime Inuyasha. Once the maintenance on March13th is over you’ll be able to get Inuyasha, Sesshomaru, and Kikyo. You can get hold of these through any summon using Mystery amulets, Jade, or AR amulets. You’ll even be able to get extra Kikyo shards if you fight your way through the Kikyo Demon Force Zone.

With this update comes a couple of new skins to try and unlock as well. Inuyasha gets access to his Scar of the Wind skin. This has him set against a bloody backdrop and covered in wounds. With his robe tied at his waist and his torso bare you can see the huge scar on his abdomen. His face is bleeding and he looks on resolute and ready to fight.

Everything you need to win in Scorcher for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on March 13th, 2019

There's no denying that Scorcher from Radiangames is a difficult game. It's the sort of game where, when you first start playing, you're going to die over and over and over again. There's a chance that those repetitive deaths are going to put you off from going deeper into the game, and that would be a real shame.

Which is where this article comes in. In it we're going to break down the strategies you're going to need to always be posting the highest scores. We've put a good few hours into the game, so it's fair to say that we know our stuff. But if you've got your own tips, please do smash them in the comments section at the bottom of the guide.

Click here and you can check out all of the other awesome guides we've created over the last few months. If you're stuck on an iPhone or iPad game, then there's a pretty good chance we've got the solution waiting in our archives. Not to brag or anything, y'know.

Everything you need to know about GameClub

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 12th, 2019

Game preservation is a problem. When games go out of production, hardware decays, titles get removed from digital storefronts, etc. there’s not a lot of recourse for players to return to titles they once loved. This is a particularly big issue for mobile games, since Apple has proven on multiple occasions that they do not care about games on their store, much less old ones.

Thankfully, there’s some folks out there who recognize this and have have decided to do something about it. GameClub is a new developer that just announced last week their dedication to “bringing awesome premium games back to mobile.” Although they’re only in their early access phase, they’ve already proven they’re up for task. Here’s what you need to know about GameClub, including instructions on how to get into their early access program.

Scorcher guide - Tips and tricks for sand skimmers

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 12th, 2019

Scorcher is a solid runner that’s all about speed and smoothness. As a run progresses, things get faster and faster until you inevitably wreck.

Considering getting far in individual runs is the key to scoring big and unlocking new stuff, you’ll want to make sure you’re playing well. Here are a few tips that can help you do just that.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated March 12th]

Posted by Harry Slater on March 12th, 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!

Everything you need to win in Frag: Pro Shooter for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 8th, 2019

Frag: Pro Shooter is a surprisingly brilliant game. It strides along the line between the mid and hardcore with an expert tread, rarely missing a step. But it's also pretty tricky once you get into it, which is where this guide comes in. We're going to make sure you've got all the hints, tricks, and tips you need to win at Frag: Pro Shooter.

We've put a good few hours into the game, so we know what we're talking about. There's a good chance you do too, though, so if you've got any additional hints and tips, please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, sharing is caring, and we like to think you care about us.

If you click here you can check out all the guides we've made in recent months. If you play a lot of mobile games, then there's a very good chance that we're going to have covered something you're into. Right then, let's get on with the rest of this guide.

The global release for fantasy RPG Brown Dust has arrived

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 7th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Hot off the heels of its successful launch in Asia, the terrific tactical RPG Brown Dust for Android and iOS has finally made its way to the west. And with its tactically demanding battles, focus on engaging storytelling, and stellar presentation, Neowiz’s latest is set to become quite the colossus in the world of mobile gaming.

The assassination of Emperor Altair II has triggered unprecedented chaos. Now ravaged by war and in a state of tremendous political upheaval, the world of Brown Dust is in desperate need of saving. And who exactly would be a better fit for the task than you – the son of the Emperor’s assassin. Along the way, you’ll need to gather a powerful group of mercenaries and ultimately uncover the truth behind your father’s devastating betrayal.

Puzzle series Legacy returns with The Hidden Relic, out now on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 7th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Those with a hunger for all things puzzle-solving and point-and-click adventure will definitely want to check out Legacy 3 – The Hidden Relic. This new third entry arrives roughly a year after the previous game, placing players in the role of an archaeologist’s apprentice in search of his missing mentor. How do you go about doing this? By solving multiple rooms containing puzzles of course!

What you’ll immediately notice about Legacy 3 – The Hidden Relic is how slow paced it is. The hidden temple you find yourself in is littered with various physics-based puzzles, each with their own logical solution, and the best way to resolve them is to slow down, think, and analyse what exactly it is you’re looking that. Players that understand this will reap the most rewarding experience.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - March 7th

Posted by Harry Slater on March 7th, 2019

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Thursday is the day when most games come out on the App Store. So every week we like to spend Thursday telling you what the best of those games is. In a way we're providing a wonderful service, since it means you don't have to play anything rubbish in order to find the gems that have landed on iOS over the past seven days.

This week we've got a shooter, a twitchy arcade racer that features giant worms, and one of the strangest auto-runners that we've ever had the privilege of playing. Of course, with this being a pretty short list, there's a chance we've missed something out. If you think that's the case, then do let us know your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out what we thought were the best games that came out last week. And now, without any further words (except these ones), let's look at the three best games that came out for iPad and iPhone this week.