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Alphabear 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 11th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEARLY UPGRADED
The sequel to Alphabear doesn’t change things up too much, but that’s ok. It’s still pretty great.

BestLuck review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
This puzzle adventure is full of half-baked ideas that result in a pretty forgettable experience.

The Company Game review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 6th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MIXED COMPANY
The Company is an interestingly ambitious and creative puzzle game, though it can be frustrating at times.

Wall Kickers review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 6th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: KICK PUSH KICK PUSH
This endless jumper is pretty simple, but still a great time.

Sling Drift review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on September 5th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SLING IT
A little game that isn't without some problems.

Valleys Between review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 4th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: VAST, BUT KNOWABLE
This multi-layered puzzle game can be extremely rewarding, provided you have the patience for it.

Hungry Dragon review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on September 4th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GRRRAR ARR RARR
Hungry Dragon is a simple but wonderfully chaotic free-to-play game with lots of rather bloody fun to be had.

Golfing Around review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 29th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PAR FOR THE COURSE
Golfing Around is simple, golf fun.

The winner of last week's game of the week award is the massively deep Chaos Reborn

Posted by Harry Slater on September 19th, 2018

It's been another close run thing in the 148Apps game of the week award, but after checking on some possible areas of contention with the Frankfurt bureau, we can finally reveal that the winner of last week's coveted title is the impressively deep Chaos Reborn: Adventures.

This is a game that really isn't for the faint of heart, chock full with strategy, tactics, new concepts, and even more. And, quite frankly, it's really rather brilliant. Do we think it's a worthy winner of our game of the week award? We most positively do, and if you read on you'll find out why.

The best iPhone games like Starcraft

Posted by Harry Slater on September 19th, 2018

Starcraft sits at the top of the RTS tree for a number of very good reasons. It also isn't on mobile, again, for a number of very good reasons. But that doesn't mean you can't find a way to indulge your sci-fi, competitive, massive, or engaging RTS desires if you know where to look.

Luckily, we do know where to look. Essentially it's our job, so we've trawled the App Store to find the best experiences that we think are going to at least sate your Starcraft cravings before you get back home to your PC where you can play properly.

We've chosen what we think are the finest games, but it's entirely possible that you disagree with us. If that's the case, then feel free to chuck your own suggestions in the comments section and get some discussion going. And if you're interested in content presented in list form, make sure you click this link and check out all the rest of the lists we've written.

The best cyberpunk games for mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 18th, 2018

Cyberpunk games have come and gone through the years, but CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 has reignited everyone’s interest in dystopian hacker worlds lately. It also got me interested in exploring the App Store to see what the best cyberpunk games on iOS are.

After a pretty exhaustive search, I have to say that there isn’t a huge pool of quality cyberpunk games on mobile. I’m not sure what the reason for this is, but it should be corrected. All you devs out there, get to making some great cyberpunk games! In the meantime, check out this list of quality cyberpunk titles that the App Store currently offers:

Take back a fallen kingdom in new 3D MMORPG Final Destiny, available on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 18th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’ve ever craved to be the hero of your own story within a colourful, yet endangered land in need of saving, Final Destiny could be the journey you’ve been waiting for. A new fantasy 3D MMORPG that sees you team up or fight against others, the game is free to download for both iOS and Android devices.

Taking heavy inspiration from Norse mythology, Final Destiny takes place in a world where the kingdoms were only just saved against the monster hordes that threatened it. Jumping into the game, you’ll play a crucial role in keeping them back for good as a member of the Grand Alliance. As either a warrior, mage, or assassin, it’s up to you to use your skills in epic turn-based battles.

The 5 best dogs in mobile gaming

Posted by Emily Sowden on September 18th, 2018

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Not too long ago we talked about all of the finest kitty-cats mobile gaming had to offer, but what about the best dogs on the market? You don't have to have thumbs to be an awesome protagonist.

If you've got a fur coat, a big heart, and love belly rubs, you can be a hero too. It may not be something you think of much, but in these games man's best friend is more than just a sidekick or emotional blackmail. These are the best pups.

The 5 best iPhone games like The Room

Posted by Harry Slater on September 18th, 2018

The Room has had a massive impact on the world of mobile gaming. Not only is it a brilliant adventure, it also shows how the touchscreen controls on your iPhone can be turned into something far more elegant and tactile than just a bunch of buttons. But what to do when you've finished playing through all four games in The Room saga?

That's why we've written this list. So that when it's time to put The Room down, you're not going to have to go cold turkey. The games on this list aren't just clones though, they build on the ideas of The Room and throw their own into the mix as well.

Obviously if you've got your own suggestions, feel free to chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you want to read more of the awesome lists we write on a weekly basis, you can check them out by clicking right here.

Go on an epic adventure with Clicker Knight

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 17th, 2018

Clicker Knight lands on Android this week, offering brave adventurers a fresh take on the tried and true idle genre. The game combines satisfying RPG mechanics with addictive clicker gameplay to create a rich fantasy adventure that will satisfy fans of both genres. With plenty of customization options and dozens of worlds to discover, you’ll be returning to Clicker Knight again and again.

You’ll travel to 74 different worlds filled to the brim with adventure and treasure. Clicker Knight allows you to create your own, personalized hero by fleshing out character stats, kitting them out in the rare gear you collect on your adventures, and developing their talent tree using 30 unique abilities. You can create different “builds” for your character, allowing you to approach each challenge with a unique strategy.

Besides character customisation, you'll also have the change to discover more than 15 different pets to collect, evolve, and have fight for you in the game. Each pet has its own unique set of abilities and bonuses so you can enjoy an extra layer of strategy in finding out how each one works best for you.

Clicker Knight presents players with daily dungeons, offering up fresh batches of content for those who complete their epic quest and seek new adventures. No matter how you choose to play, Clicker Knight will allow you to explore unimpeded. While the game follows a free to play framework, the game is certainly not pay to play. All in-app purchases are completely optional.

If you’re ready to set off on your adventure, you can find Clicker Knight right now on Android.

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The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated September 17th]

Posted by Harry Slater on September 17th, 2018

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!

Sometimes Shameless Clones Are Good (Kind Of)

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 14th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

For the past few weeks, I’ve been playing a little game called Royal Booty Quest. Is it a good game? No, not really. It’s got really shoddy visuals, a UI that breaks easily, no sound, and missing text values all over the place.

The only reason I’ve been sticking with it is because it's a clone of Slay the Spire, a deckbuilding roguelike that generated some strong buzz when it hit early access late last year. In it, you pick a hero to enter a dungeon to fight enemies in card-based combat. As you get further into the dungeon, you get opportunities to finely hone your deck as the enemies around you get stronger and try to survive. If you die, you start all over again.

Check out our list of the best dragons in mobile gaming

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on September 14th, 2018

In honor of 148Apps animal month, we’re creating a whole bunch of lists of what we think are the best animals in mobile gaming. We've already done cats, which featured a special appearance from a very real, very derpy kitty.

But we're making sure we're not just focusing on animals that actually exist, but fantastical, imaginary creatures too. So we decided to do a list filled with dragons. If you’re a lover of fire-breathing, gold-hoarding dragons, here’s a number of games that should sate your appetite.

Make sure you click here to check out all our other lists, if lists are the sort of thing that you're into. Right then, on with the fire-breathing monsters.

Aqua Moto Racing 2 arrives on Android’s shores

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 14th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Assemble at the starting buoy, rev your jet skis and get ready for some high-speed, seafaring fun. Aqua Moto Racing 2 is now available on Android. When it was first released on iOS the game managed to earn an impressive 85% on Metacritic. Now Swedish developer Zordix is hoping to match that success with the new-and-improved Android version.

Personal watercraft (PWC) racing games are a rarity, and it makes a refreshing change to the usual tarmac strips and snarling whips of F1. As you’d expect, in Aqua Moto Racing 2 your main mission is to win. Compete in successive races around challenging courses, unlocking and modifying PWCs as you go. There are 48 courses in all, set in sunny island locales with water bluer than Sonic. The courses are spread across 14 championships, giving you a real sense of progression as you conquer each one.

We've picked the best mobile games that you're going to be playing next week - September 14th

Posted by Harry Slater on September 14th, 2018

Where Shadows Slumber iOS screenshot - A platforming puzzle

The week is about to come to a pretty satisfying conclusion. You've got the weekend to look forward to, but after that another five days of the regular grind you have to go through to make money for games and sandwiches. If only you had something else to look forward to. Well, how about these awesome games that are going to be landing on the App Store next week?

We hope that's enough, because to be honest we don't really have anything else to offer. A hug if we ever meet? That's probably a bit too weird to be fair. Anyway, next week we've got rockets, pigs, more rockets, monkeys, and escaping from a cube, and those all sound like the sort of stuff you're going to love.

We've included pre-order links with all of the games so you can leap across to the App Store no harm no foul and make sure you're ready to receive them when they're released. And if you think we've missed anything out, feel free to let us know in the comments section all the way down there at the bottom of this here article.

QubeTown is a new town management sim built on fantasy foundations

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 13th, 2018

Town-management simulations are ten a penny on mobile these days, but QubeTown is more than just another attempt to make SimCity more casual.

Published by MU Legend studio Webzen, the game tasks players with building a thriving settlement against a colourful fantasy backdrop. This doesn’t just mean constructing buildings, harvesting crops and trading with neighbouring cities - your duties also include protecting the populace from troublesome trolls.

It's time to pick which of these games should be our 148Apps game of the week

Posted by Harry Slater on September 13th, 2018

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How is it Thursday again? Feels like only yesterday I was typing up the last list of awesome games for you, our charming and erudite readers, to pick a game of the week from. But here we are, caught in the neverending ebb and flow of time, picking another five awesome games that have come out over the last seven days.

There are some surprises on the list, and since it's been such a good week for games on the App Store, there's a good chance that you're going to think we've missed something out. But that's life, we can't pick every game. And trust us when we say we stressed and fretted about what was going to make it onto the list until the wee small hours.

But how do you pick a winner? Well it's incredibly easy. All you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of the article with the name of the game you'd like to win. Or you can tweet us your answer with the hashtag #148GOW, or leave as a comment on our Facebook page. It really couldn't be simpler.

If you're interested to see what other games our readers have picked as their games of the week, click here and you'll be able to find out. Or, if you'd prefer, let's get on with this week's options.

Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR announcements

Posted by Harry Slater on September 13th, 2018

Well, we were right. Last night at its keynote, Apple revealed three new iPhone models, the XS, the XS Max, and the XR, two of which you're going to be able to preorder from tomorrow, and get your dirty mitts on from next week. It's fair to say, if you're an Apple fan, this is a pretty exciting time to be alive.

But you're probably going to want a little bit more information about the phones. Sure, the names are nice, if a little bit confusing, but you need to know what's going on under those shiny new hoods, right? Well that's where this list comes in.

We've broken down everything you need to know about the latest wave of iPhones, from the chips they'll be using, to how much you're going to have to pay to pick them up. What do you think about the phones? Too expensive? Too shiny? Make sure you let us know in the comments, and let's get on with this.