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Latest iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad App Reviews:

Neo Turf Masters review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 30th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STROKES OF NOSTALGIA
This classic arcade golf game has made its way to mobile with some nice usability tweaks, but is that enough to make it hold up?

Perchang review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 29th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HAVE A BALL
This beautifully minimalist puzzle game tests your ability to multitask.


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.


Gear-grinding puzzle title Inner Circle is now available on iOS systems

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 30th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

If you saw our post earlier this month announcing the imminent release of ZPlay’s new creation, Inner Circle, you’ll be happy to know that it’s now available on the App Store.

Established in 2010, developer and publisher ZPlay have taken the mobile gaming industry by storm, attracting an impressive collection of over 400 million users to date and achieved top 10 ratings across the globe.

With its digestible concept, pretty graphics and quirky soundtrack, the title is a sure-fire hit with all generations, from young kids to grandparents alike – think Tetris, for the 21st Century.

To succeed within gameplay, the idea is to rotate the outer circle to align with the ‘inner circle’, by tapping the screen to flip the colours on the wheel and swiping to shrink it in order to receive more points.

Loss occurs when players don’t manage to align the colours successfully before the circles meet, which gets more and more difficult to avoid as you progress through the game’s impressive array of 250 levels.

With a number of sweet features including a night-mode that protects sleepy eyes from bright shades by altering the colour scheme for varied lighting, and an Arcade mode that allows players to plough through as many levels as they can on an indefinite scale, Inner Circle has a lot to offer.

Presently, you can catch the release, for free, from the App Store for your Apple device – so, what’re you waiting for?

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inner-circle/id1076199012?mt=8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZPLAYworld

CSR Racing 2: Your guide to what's new

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 30th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

CSR Racing 2, or CSR2, as it likes to call itself, has finally arrived. The follow-up to the immensely popular drag racing game CSR Racing is the first release from NaturalMotion since the studio's acquisition by Zynga in early 2014.

That takes care of the "why you should care" part. Along with what NaturalMotion is calling "beyond console quality" visuals, CSR Racing 2tinkers with the formula of its predecessor just enough to stake out some of its own turf.

How to send money to a friend with the Facebook app

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 29th, 2016

Facebook is already a lot of things to a lot of people. It's a social network, sure, but also a tool for catologing memories, chatting with friends, and much more.

What isn't as well known yet is that Facebook would like to become a player in the peer-to-peer payment space, meaning that it wants to leverage its already massive network of users and have them start sending money to each other through its app. The service has been available in the Messenger app for a while, but now it's possible to either send or receive money starting in the Facebook app itself (with some caveats, which we'll get to shortly).

Branch out into the Chinese market with APP TUTTi

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 29th, 2016

Created a game that you’re super enthused about, only to find yourself struggling to get it the exposure that you believe it duly deserves? With the time, energy and money that goes into development, it’s only right that games should be given the best push in the right direction when it comes to reaching a wide audience – this is where APP TUTTi comes in.

Designed to help developers break onto the Chinese mobile gaming scene, the online portal allows people to publish their apps through it, where they will vet the releases to ensure they fit Chinese standards and, most importantly, publish them on the world’s biggest Android store.

With recent findings outlining that China is presently on track to bring in $10 billion from its mobile gaming industry this year, with a view to rise to $13.9 billion by the year 2019, it’s a great time to jump on the bandwagon.

As it stands, the creation is currently available to try for free, allowing you to test the waters overseas without any real commitment. Bursting with interesting features that will help mould your release into a China-friendly title, such as the SuperSDK All-To-Go series, full social media integration with WeChat, QQ and QZone, and the invaluable knowledge of how to utilise Chinese payment gateways.

Check out the hype at https://www.apptutti.com/partners/index.php

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.

How to out-do Cam Newton in Can You Dab?

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 28th, 2016

The thing about dance crazes is that you're never really sure when they've run their course. Take the Dab, for instance. Propelled by its adoption as the touchdown celebration of choice for Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the Dab seemed like it was so 2015.

And then Can You Dab? came out and suggested that maybe we shouldn't shovel dirt on the Dab's grave just yet. This insanely simple game has seen quite a swell in popularity since its release, even though there's really not that much to it.

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 ...