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Latest iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad App Reviews:

The Sandbox Evolution review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 28th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PLATFORM GOD
This god game is pretty much what would happen if someone set out to make a platforming game more like a sandbox.

Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 27th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL
This endless runner incorporates active collection mechanics to help it stand out in such a crowded genre.


Adventure Company review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 20th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLOATY ADVENTURERS
This free-to-play action-rpg has some compelling progression hooks but difficult controls.

Dawnbringer review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By 148Apps Staff on June 18th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PUNCH-OUT DEMONS
It's a long way from Subway Surfers to Infinity Blade, but Dawnbringer pulls it most of the way off.


Build Away! - Idle City Builder review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By 148Apps Staff on June 14th, 2016
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: TAP, BUILD, WAIT
Cross-genre pollination is always a worthwhile experiment, but the results here are mixed.

Nonstop Knight review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 11th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ONCE YOU POP THE DUNGEON DON'T STOP
Is a dungeon crawler that plays itself even worth playing? This game says yes.


Transformers: Earth Wars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By 148Apps Staff on June 9th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXPLOSIONS ALL THE WAY
Though it starts slowly, Transformers: Earth Wars has enough strategy and robots smashing stuff to hold your attention.

Warbits review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 29th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WAR NEVER CHANGES
Warbits offers some high-quality, albeit familiar, turn-based strategy


How to get coins faster in Rodeo Stampede

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 28th, 2016

There comes a time in a cowboy or cowgirl's life when all the riding and lassoing skills in the world aren't enough. You're going to need some cold, hard cash to keep your sky zoo expanding in Rodeo Stampede.

Alas, until you really get the hang of being both an ace animal tamer and a zoo tycoon, you're probably going to find your virtual pocket empty on occasion. It can't be helped, because the main ways for earning coins are completing missions and opening your sky zoo to the public, and both have their limits.

Artik Games releases Splashy Cats for Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 28th, 2016

Splashy Cats had us hooked from the title alone, and when we found out the game was literally just zig-zagging one of our favourite pop-culture references, guised as a playable cat character, down a river – our appetites were whetted to say the least…

The title managed to reel in an impressive 200,000 downloads within only 48 hours of its release, but it’s hard not to see the appeal of such a simple, yet undeniably addictive game.

How to get started with live.ly

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 27th, 2016

One could be forgiven for thinking that there are already plenty of streaming video apps out there. It's just that the App Store charts would insist that you're mistaken.

The recently released live.ly by musical.ly has shot straight to number one in the U.S., suggesting that there's room for another player in this segment after all. What is it offering that's different? That's what we're here to help with, as we dig into how to get started with live.ly and "broadcast your life as it happens."

Rodeo Stampede: Guide to all Savannah animals

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 27th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL :: Read Review »

A "gotta catch 'em all" joke seems appropriate here, even though we're talking animals in Rodeo Stampede and not pocket monsters. By now you've probably had plenty of rides, tamed some animals and built yourself a pretty nice zoo

But how can you be sure you've conquered everything the Savannah has to offer? We've played enough Rodeo Stampede that we can help answer that question for you. Follow our guide to the first environment you need to master and you'll be ready to tackle even more challenges before too long.

Is there cross-platform play in slither.io?

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 25th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

So you've sunken plenty of hours into crawling around in slither.io on your iPhone or iPad. You've got your stories of tragedy and triumph, the times you coiled four snakes at one time balanced out by the others when you had a length of more than 30,000 and some little jerk swerved in front of you at the last second.

You've even followed our adviceand practiced the art of self-sacrifice so that you can play with a friend, since the ability to choose your own server still hasn't made it into the game yet. But let's say you have other mates without iOS devices? Is there a way to play with them too?

Rodeo Stampede guide to running a better zoo

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL :: Read Review »

In Rodeo Stampede, honing your skills so you can jump from animal to animal and outrun the herd as long as possible is only half the fun. Once you've tamed a few animals, you can bring them home with you.

To live in your floating zoo in the sky, of course! We're not even making that up.

Catch Battleplans on Google Play from June 30th

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 24th, 2016

Real-time strategy title Battleplans is due for release on Google Play on June 30th, following its release for iOS systems last month. With its simple interface and pretty graphics, the crowd-pleaser brings a formerly overlooked genre out for the masses.

Instead of focusing on more traditional elements of real-time strategy, the title centres on unique tactical movement features and unit position, instead of base building and resource grinding. Precision is key with Battleplans, allowing players to control units intricately, despite the real-time aspects.

Five popular free apps to help you slim down for the summer

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 24th, 2016

Thanks to retail and advertising, we're used to thinking one season ahead. Here we are just a week into the summer and we're conditioned to start thinking about the fall.

Forget that. There's plenty of summer left, and that means you'll likely be hitting the pool, the beach, or some other place where you'll be more scantily clad than during other parts of the year. Is there still time to drop a few pounds before you don a swimsuit?

How to ride longer and tame more animals in Rodeo Stampede

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 24th, 2016

It's hard to accurately describe Rodeo Stampede to people who haven't seen it yet. It's like if someone took Crossy Roadand Disco Zoo and put them in a blender, yet with a unique game mechanic that's still simple and fun for anyone.

While there's more to it than just learning how to lasso animals, that's a pretty good place to start since you'll never be a sky zoo tycoon without befriending some animals first. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to ride longer and tame more animals to get you stampeding on your way.

NinjAwesome: Tips and tricks to be a more awesome ninja

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 23rd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sorry about that headline, but I'm going to go ahead and assume that GameResort would not have named its game NinjAwesome without expecting some of that. It is, in fact, pretty awesome the way it combines an endless runner and old school arcade style action, so the adjective is properly used here.

This isn't a complicated affair by any means, but perfecting your ninja skills does take a little practice. If only some way the wisdom of ninjas through the ages could be transmitted to those who seek to utilize those arts in the present ...

Love Game of Dice? Love Sanrio? It’s your lucky day

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2016

If you’ve been known to frequent the Game of Dice title and have a penchant for that cute little Japanese cat (who is apparently actually a little girl…), JoyCity’s latest update of the game will be right up your street.

The general gist of the game centres on a table-based board game situation, where players must outsmart enemies using a variety of different cards and skill sets, including Boost Items and Characters who work to bankrupt opponents of their JOY.

Win over $300 worth of prizes simply by following Pocket Gamer on Twitter

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: I WANNA CAST MAGIC MISSILE! :: Read Review »

Our partners at Pocket Gamer are giving away some spectacular prizes in partnership with Paradox Interactive and Knights of Pen and Paper.

Knights of Pen & Paper is a turn-based role-playing game that sees you party up with all types of heroes to conquer creepy, enemy-filled dungeons while bagging some epic loot.

Knights of Pen and Paper 1 & 2 come critically acclaimed and are available on both iOS and Android right now.

To celebrate, you can win from a pool of over $300 worth of prizes.

Top apps to help with summer road trips

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 22nd, 2016

Benjamin Franklin once famously said that the only certainties in life were death and taxes. During the summer, you can add another thing to that list: lots of people are going to be hitting the road for their vacations.

It wasn't too long ago that travel during the summer months meant breaking out the road atlas and being able to read road signs. Now, of course, all the help you used to need for navigation, lodging, and anything else you might need on a road trip is as close as your phone or tablet.

How to show off your green thumb in Viridi

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 21st, 2016

Most mobile games demand your attention. They either want you playing them as often as possible in the hopes of getting you to spend some money on in-app purchases, ask you to watch video ads while you are playing, or request permission to send you notifications so you'll log back in again.

Viridi isn't like that at all. In fact, you can consider it that anti-game since it isn't frantically up in your grill at any time and seems perfectly content letting you proceed at your own pace -- probably because it's about raising a potted plant.

Best replacements for default iOS apps

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 21st, 2016

When iOS 10 arrives in earnest this fall, it will bring with it a feature that has been long requested by Apple users: the ability to delete the default apps that come pre-installed on your iPhone or iPad.

For most people, the desire to get rid of the default iOS apps has less to do with the fact that they somehow stink and more to do with maximizing precious space. With every bit of memory precious, why leave apps you don't use on your phone or tablet?