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Wheels of Aurelia review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CRUISIN ITALIA
Take a road trip through 1970s Italy in this odd, but refreshing, game.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: OUT OF THIS WORLD
Halcyon 6 draws inspiration from strategy classics in all the right ways.


Underhand review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOD HAND
Underhand is a unique take on the Reigns formula and it's 100% free.

Dragon Hills 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAP AND DRAGON
This arcade game feels great, but there are times when it's a little uncomfortable.


INFINIROOM review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TICKET TO RUN
This infinite runner puts enough of a spin on the genre to feel worth your time.

Dragon Project review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 12th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOBILE MONSTER HUNTER
Dragon Project presents some great co-op monster hunting in a nice mobile package.


Flame Versus Blaze review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FLAME VS BLASÉ
This colorful MOBA just isn't as slick as the competition.

Stranger Things: The Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STRANGE AND AWESOME THING
The Stranger Things tie-in game ditches ads and monetization in favor of making a more traditional (and delightful) retro game.


Darts of Fury guide - how to rise in the ranks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 23rd, 2017



Darts of Fury
is a new, immensely absorbing darts game from indie studio Yakuto. It's darts in its purest form, but collectible darts and other upgrades give this game an addictive edge that's hard to shake.

As your progress out of the beginner rank, though, the competition really amps up, so we've devised a guide to help you quickly develop the skills you need to become a true Darts of Fury pro.

The best new games we played this week - October 20

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 20th, 2017


We've made it, folks. Another weekend is upon us. It's time to sit back and relax with the best new releases of the week. Puzzles, strategy RPGs, and arcade games abound this week. There's a lot of quality stuff to unpack this week, so let's hop to it.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 19th, 2017

Halcyon 6 is a well-loved indie RPG with stellar tactical combat and some pretty good writing, too. It's now landed on the App Store, so mobile fans, if you're itching for a good intergalactic adventure, here's your game.

Being a strategy RPG, the game can be a bit challenging for beginners, especially considering Halcyon 6's depth. We've gathered a few tips and tricks to get your journey started with ease.

Game of Thrones: Conquest guide - how to lead your house to victory

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 19th, 2017

Fans of base building games might be excited to know that yet another entry in the genre has materialized - Game of Thrones: Conquest. Yes, you can now join the many kingdoms of the famed book series, or create your own, as you try to conquer swathes of land and build up a thriving empire.

However, as the old adage goes, Rome wasn't built in a day, nor will your fledgling kingdom in Westeros spring to success overnight. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Take care of the basics first

Legacy of Discord celebrates its 1 year anniversary with some exciting new updates

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 19th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s been a thrilling first year for fans of Legacy of Discord, the stunning PvP dungeon-crawling ARPG from YOOZOO Games, and now it’s time to celebrate the game’s first anniversary. The developers are amping up the festivities with some exciting new updates for Legacy of Discord.

Legacy of Discord will be introducing the Metamorph System on the game’s anniversary, allowing players to transform into intimidating boss monsters on the battlefield, allowing you to gain the upper hand in tough fights. Available to players at level 55 and higher, you can choose to transform into four different boss monsters -- Flaming Spider, Sharpshooter, Puppet of Steel, and Phantom Revenant. Upon taking the monsters form, you’ll gain access to their unique abilities, offering new ways to approach your enemies. You’ll transform back to your original HP if the Metamorph dies or you cancel the status.

A brand new survival mode also makes its way into the game called Last Guardian . In this exciting new gameplay mode, you’ll be facing off against other players in a high-stakes fight to be the last surviving player.

Each match in the new Last Guardian mode will last for 20 exhilarating minutes. You’ll be placed on a map with 39 other players, all with the same base attributes as you. Once the battle starts, you’ll be forced to fight off other players while collecting weapons, equipment, potions, and experience to become the strongest player on the field.

Since its launch in late 2016, nearly 70 million guardians from over 190 countries have been created in the game, and now is an excellent time to fight right alongside them. With the anniversary celebrations well under way, there is a whole lot for beginners and seasoned veterans alike to explore.

You can find Legacy of Discord free to download now from the App Store, Amazon App Store and Google Play.

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

3 reasons to play Thunder Armada - the new WWII naval stategy game from Chyogame

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 19th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The bygone days of the Battleship board game might have past, but naval combat simulators still find an audience on mobile. Thunder Armada is Chinese developer Chyogames latest entry into the genre, drawing inspiration from the explosive exchanges across the seas during World War 2. Here are three reasons to set sail for its turbulent tides.

Realistic models

Thunder Armada features detailed models strictly based on the design of historical vessels from around the world, rendered in 3D. The British Nelson-class and American Iowa-class battleships feature alongside the likes of the Japanese super-dreadnought Nagato and Kuroshio destroyers. History buffs should find something to get excited about, then.

Strategic battles

Taking inspiration from the oceanic clashes in the Pacific and Altantic, Thunder Armada puts you in the midst of the action. You take strategic command during famous battles including Pearl Harbour and Midway Island, with text providing historical context during each campaign. Which formation you choose for you fleet directly impacts how the conflict unfolds, often more so than how you use the manual controls, so you can’t sit back and relax. You’ve got a war to win.

Familiar faces

Drawing further from the history books, Thunder Armada allows you to play as several high profile World War 2 commanders such as US Navy general Chester William Nimitz, as you fight for dominance across the high seas.

If all that’s got you reaching for the trigger on the nearest Mark 7 50 cal’ cannon, hop on board a battleship in Thunder Armada. You can download it from the App Store and Google Play.

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

Experience a full 3D fantasy MMORPG, as EZFun’s Eternity Guardians launches on mobile

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 19th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Those hoping to sink their teeth into a meaty hack and slash RPG that encourages you to fight with others might want to check out EZFun’s new Eternity Guardians. Available to download for iOS and Android, Eternity Guardians is an MMORPG that lets you step into the role of a demigod on a mission to save your sister from evil forces.

Setting you on a story heavily-inspired by rich Norse mythology, you’ll rub shoulders with famous gods like Loki and Odin, slicing and dicing your way through hordes of enemy orcs. Eternity Guardians differs from other fantasy RPGs in that you’re never tied to just one class. Dubbed “no-class combat”, it’s this free-flow battle system that lets you fluidly switch weapons mid-fight to help give you an edge over enemies.

Helping you on this godly adventure are the various companions and pets that prove vital when wanting to further upgrade and boost your character’s abilities. Companions can be called in to help decimate your enemies, while any pets you find in shops and events passively offer attribute buffs. Anyone checking into Eternity Guardians over the Halloween period can look forward to an exclusive pet to celebrate, so be sure not to miss out.

Waiting for you following the single-player campaign are Eternity Guardians’ various online offerings, keeping the action thick and fast in the form of challenges, siege bosses, leaderboards, and guild warfare activities. And if that’s not enough, jump into 3V3 Royal Rumble, the game’s built-in PVP mode that lets your hone your skills against real-life players online.

You don’t have to wait long to fight the shadowy Pandora organisation, Eternity Guardians is free to download now from both the GooglePlay and App Store.

4 of the best Halloween updates for mobile games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 19th, 2017



Halloween is certainly one of our favorite times for mobile game updates. Many popular titles celebrate this spooky season with fun festivities that can stretch from one week to even the whole month. As we draw closer and closer to Halloween, we'll clue you in on the best Halloween updates on the App Store. Here are four of the best thus far.

Fire Rides guide - how to swing to success

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 19th, 2017

It's another day, which means another Voodoo game has come to glue our hands to our mobile phones. Yes, it's been an especially prolific month for this particular mobile publisher, but we're certainly not complaining. Fire Rides is yet another arcade game in a line of fine Voodoo arcade games in which you swing a fireball through a jagged, geometric tunnel. Fling your ball through hoops for bonus points, but be sure you don't touch either side of the tunnel, or risk extinguishing your fireball.

It's a fun time for sure, but as always there are some survival tips that might help you go from zero to hero more quickly. Here are a few tips to get you off the ground.

Dune! guide - how to toe the line and get a high score

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 18th, 2017

Publisher Voodoo is at it again with an all new high score chaser -- Dune! In this fast-paced arcade game, you have to propel yourself along sand dunes, gaining enough momentum to jump above the line to score points, while making sure you have enough control to stick your landing.

Sound tough? It can be, but we're here to give you a few pro tips to help you start scoring super high.

The best deals on the App Store this week - October 17

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday, dear readers. Your favorite part of the week as officially arrived. It's time to take a look at the best deals in games. Things are admittedly a bit sparse, but there are a few diamonds in the rough to see you through if you're looking to game on the cheap this week.

Be the last person standing in Legacy of Discord’s intense new survival mode

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 17th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Yoozoo Games’ popular action MMO Legacy of Discord is getting a huge new update to celebrate its first anniversary. Perhaps the biggest change is the addition of an exciting survival mode titled Last Guardian. This new survival mode will pit you against other players, offering all new ways to approach combat in Legacy of Discord.

Each match in Last Guardian lasts for 20 minutes, where you’ll be placed on a map and forced to survive. That means killing off other players while seeking out weapons, equipment, potions, and other items to help you level up and survive for as long as possible. You’ll get points throughout the match for number of kills, assists, and the equipment and chests you discover.

Last Guardian features two different formats to accommodate different playstyles. If you’re looking for something a little less cut-throat, Entertainment Format will suit nicely. Players can resurrect after they die, though they’ll lose all of the equipment they found prior. At the end of the match, the player with the most points wins. Death Format, however, takes the Battle Royale approach, with a gradually shrinking player region. If you’re caught outside of the boundaries, you’ll gradually lose HP. If you die, you’re immediately disqualified. The last person standing wins.

If you’re worried about keeping up with the competition, it’s worth noting that all players start with the same attributes at the start of a Last Guardian match. That’s where all of those items hiding in wait come in. Gathering items and equipment is key to becoming stronger than your opponents, while opening chests will grant you some much needed experience points. Potions are also incredibly valuable in Last Guardian, with three different types -- Attack potion, Defense potion, and Special potion. They’ll grant you helpful, temporary buffs. Some special potions may even turn an opposing player into a chest for a short time.

Do you think you have what it takes to survive in Last Guardian? Find out for yourself, as the update goes live today.

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

Home Street guide - how to make friends and build your dream house

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 16th, 2017

From the creators of Food Street comes Home Street, a new simulation game that tasks you with building a social network and designing a beautiful home. It's a bit like The Sims, but you won't have to worry about the daily chores involved (feeding, exercise, etc.).

In Home Street, you'll largely be concerned with earning money and crafting rare items. There are a few key beginner strategies to help you out with this process.

Color Ballz guide - how to bounce to the top of the leader boards

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 16th, 2017



Color Ballz
is an addictive new arcade title from Ketchapp Studios. It takes old school mechanics from games like Brickles and puts a fun twist on it. Your job? To catch balls with a paddle and send them back into a chute to be carried back to the top of the screen, where they can be thrown at you again. You want to make sure you miss as few balls as possible to get a high score.

There are a few strategies to keep in mind if you want to see your name at the top of those leaderboards.

Q&A: A-33 Studio explains why Combat Squad is different from other mobile FPS games

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 16th, 2017
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When it comes to mobile FPS, it’s often tricky to get the fundamentals right on a platform lacking a physical controller, large display and hefty RAM. With Combat Squad: Project Wednesday, A-33 Studio bravely took on the challenge of making a decent shooter that plays to the strengths of mobile gaming, rather than its weaknesses. The game was released earlier this year, and places you in charge of a five-person team of customisable soldiers, battling against other players online.

Whether the developer’s aspirations for Combat Squad have been achieved is for you to decide. The proof is in the shrapnel-laden, gunpowder pudding, after all. But we caught up with the people at A-33 Studio to find out what the process of making the game was like, and what they hope gamers will experience playing it.

148 Apps: What do you feel distinguishes Combat Squad from other mobile shooters?

A-33 Studio: One distinguishing factor is how the effectiveness of your tactical and strategic decisions depends on the combination of agents you select for your squad. Each agent has unique characteristics and players can recruit and customise them with Perks to fit their style of gaming. For example, a player may pick an agent that specialises in close-range combat, equipping them with the Suicide Bombing Perk causing them to detonate upon death. That turns the character into an effective assault unit.

In Combat Squad, you have the freedom to customise and experiment with different tactics to find out what works for you.

Q: What challenges did you face during the development of Combat Squad, and how did you overcome them?

A: To make battle between squads possible, much of our effort went into the development of the AI system. In the one-versus-one PVP mode, AI controls all of the agents except for the ones controlled by the players. This requires AI that can work tactically to complete the mission, even if the players wander off to fight alone.
One of the key challenges was finding the right balance for the AI’s ability. If the AI is too good, it makes the player feel like a sidekick. If the AI isn’t good enough, it gets in the way of the player carrying out the mission. To find the solution, we conducted countless experiments to reach the point in Combat Squad we’re at today. But we’re still making improvements and will continue to do so.

Q: Which part of the game are you personally most proud of and why?
A: There are many FPS games, each with different paces of battle, many of which we found to be on the slow side. What we really wanted for Combat Squad was to create fast-paced FPS battles that deliver the tension of the battlefield. We also wanted the game to feel dynamic, precise and feature high quality graphics.

In order to fully utilise the graphical potential of the Unreal Engine 4, along with achieving the other goals mentioned, we have worked very hard. We’re proud to say we fulfilled much of what we envisioned for Combat Squad. From now onwards, the feedback from players will help us discover what the game is lacking, and how to improve it into the future.

Q: What do you feel players will enjoy most about the game?
A: The DIVE system is a feature unique to Combat Squad, and we expect many players will find this interesting. DIVE was developed to give players tactical influence over the battlefield, swapping between agents in their squad at will. For example, imagine an enemy sniper positioned in the distance confronts a player charging in with a submachine gun. In other FPS games, the player would typically either attempt to find a different route, or rush headlong into the sniper’s path. With the DIVE system, however, there are more options. The player could dive into an agent in a different location to flank the sniper, attacking from a different angle. Diving in and out of the right agents at the right time and place is a great tactic and enables you to control the battlefield.

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