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Rev Heads Rally review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: KART CRISIS
This kart racer begs the question: What makes a kart racer fun?

Homo Machina review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BRIEF BODY EXPERIENCE
Homo Machina is a lovingly-crafted adventure that’s over too soon.

Among the Stars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ALONE IN SPACE
This digital board game is a fine adaptation, provided you don’t want to play multiplayer.


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 14th, 2018
Our rating: starhalfstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: TOTAL BOMB
This puzzle game feels woefully unfinished.

Odium to the Core review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on May 14th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOUGH BUT FUN
This one-touch music runner isn't for the faint of heart

Super Hydorah review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SUPER SHOOTER
Super Hydorah is a solid, retro-inspired shooter.

Tiny Bubbles review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 9th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TINY TRIUMPH
Tiny Bubbles is a matching puzzle game that will actually surprise you.

ilu review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on May 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHINE YOUR WAY
ilu is a great puzzler which gives you the freedom to play how you want to

5 reasons why you need to play TapTap Heroes!

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 20th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

TapTap Heroes is an all-new idle RPG for iOS and Android that will take you on a breathtaking, colorful adventure. With endless battles and bountiful rewards, there’s a lot to uncover in this action-packed title from Ajoy Lab. There’s quite a bit to TapTap Heroes, so we figured we’d give you a rundown of the top reasons to give the game a try. Off we go!

It’s easy to get started, but there are a lot of layers hidden inside

TapTap Heroes is an idle game, which means the mechanics are pretty easy to dive into from the get-go. You can get started by simply tapping your way through battles, but as you grow more familiar with the game’s mechanics, you’ll find that there’s actually a good deal of strategy in there, too. You’ll need to build a balance team from over 200 heroes, learning which characters work together best. Plus there’s hundreds of weapons, skills, and equipment to discover and pair together. The possibilities are nigh endless.

The art is fantastic

While many mobile games suffer from cluttered UIs and information overload, TapTap Heroes features a streamlined interface that doesn’t skimp on color or design. The character designs are unique and showcase each hero’s distinct personality. Rather than more of the same, TapTap Heroes stands out on its own.

An endless stream of events and quests keeps things interesting

Developer Ajoy Lab is committed to providing a continuing stream of content for TapTap Heroes beyond the game’s debut this week. Expect to find weekly events and daily quests that offer exciting, limited-time chances to earn rare rewards and high-rank heroes.

There are rich multiplayer options

When you’ve had your fill of the game’s single-player game, TapTap Heroes has plenty of multiplayer activities to keep you busy. Compete against other players in the Arena to make your way through the rankings, or cooperate with your fellow adventures and join a Guild to take down Raid Bosses in epic battles.

There are no free-to-play hijinks

Perhaps most importantly, TapTap HeroesIs not pay to win. VIP features are set behind a premium paywall, but you can access them for free by levelling up your account if you don’t feel like investing cash in the game. Other than that, you won’t be limited to timers or any other free-to-play frustrations.

Ready to get started? You can find TapTap Heroes on the App Store and Google Play right now.

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

Dragon Nest is coming to mobile and we’re telling you exactly what to expect

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 18th, 2018

One of the East’s largest MMOJRPGs on PC, Dragon Nest is getting set to launch in North America on mobile as Dragon Nest M. The game has been specifically optimised and built from the ground up for the new platform, and if you’re curious to dive in be sure to pre-register for the game ahead of its launch this May.

Dragon Nest M is set to feature the same 3D adventuring actions series veterans have come to expect, with a story set against a familiar world and familiar gameplay. There are a few slight differences however. The mobile version will feature a no-lock battle system, for instance, letting you combine your skills freely during fights as in the PC version.

An MMORPG is no good without any multiplayer features, and Dragon Nest M is set to have people covered. Dungeons are the best example, allowing you to fight side-by-side with others before battling the big boss in a way that works for you. You can also build or join a Guild, fighting as one with your Guild members to conquer and save the continent of Altera once more.

Can’t wait to see what’s new for yourself? Pre-registration for Dragon Nest M is now open for those who want to get set for the game’s launch this May. Doing so means you’ll receive exclusive rewards and gifts unavailable anywhere else. Rewards that provide a little boost for those craving a slight advantage when first starting out.

Stay ahead of the pack when Dragon Nest M launches later this month, pre-register for the game today.

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

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - May 18th

Posted by Harry Slater on May 18th, 2018

Well done. You've made it to the end of the working week. You deserve a treat. But you don't want to spend all of your money in one go, right? It's only the middle of the month after all. What you need is a deal. Or, more specifically, you need the very best deal. And that's why you've come to check out our list of the best games currently on sale for iPhone and iPad.

As usual, we've stuck download and review links so that you can get all the info you need before you grab a game. And if you think we've missed out any games that are going cheap, then make sure you let us know in the comments. That way we can all save the same amount of money and have a lovely cake or something at the weekend.

Craving a soccer fix before the World Cup? Here are 5 reasons why you might just find it in Champion Eleven

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 17th, 2018

In case you're looking for something to keep you occupied before the World Cup arrives, Champion Eleven might just be the game for you. The new FIFPro licensed football management sim comes to you courtesy of MeoGames, and is officially endorsed by football legend Pep Guardiola. There's certainly plenty of anticipation building up around the game, so we've come up with 5 reasons why you should check it out. To kick things off...

You get to pick your perfect team

Every fantasy football enthusiast knows the joy of being able to pick and match the best players from their home league - and then mercilessly drop the ones that don't perform. Well, now you can do it on a World scale with all of the best players at your disposal. Over 60,000 players feature in the game, including Messi, Ronaldo, Coutinho, and Pogba. Best of all the combination of a very clever AI system and motion capture technology, gives an authentic feel to how they actually perform on the pitch in reality.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - 17th May

Posted by Harry Slater on May 17th, 2018

It's Thursday. The fourth day of the week. And more than that, it's the day that most of the new releases hit the App Store. So every Thursday we take a long hard look at the best new games that have landed, so that you can make sure that any money you're spending isn't going to be wasted. After all, that'd be terrible.

Of course, you might have your own ideas about what the best games that came out this week are, so feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. And make sure you come back next week to make sure you're never missing out on a single brilliant iOS game.

Claim the crown in Netmarble's MMO strategy game Iron Throne, out now on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 16th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The folks who brought you Marvel: Future Fight and Star Wars: Force Arena are hitting appstore shelves once again with their latest strategy MMO release, Iron Throne.

In Iron Throne, classic role playing hooks like questing, real-time battles, and character upgrading merges with tactical warfare via large-scale strategic wars against other players. All in the aid of vanquishing evil and working your way up to the kingship, the more your army levels up, the more your citadel will evolve into an empire to be proud of.

Joining you in your pursuit of the crown are a host of travellers just wondering around Iron Throne’s ambitious open world. All of which can be acquired and levelled up, before being rolled out to act as captain or officer in any of your respective castles. It’s by strengthening and growing these heroes that you’ll be able to increase your reign over the kingdom in the hope of succeeding.

Those wishing to experience Iron Throne’s high quality 3D visuals in a multiplayer, rather than solo, fashion can dip into any of the game’s PVP modes. Leading the pack is the ever-popular Battle Royale mode which sees you duke it out with 20 other players. A classic-style Team Deathmatch is also on-hand, where communication is pivotal to winning.

Do you have what it takes to stake a claim to the Iron Throne against the millions already playing? Find out by downloading it for free today from the App Store or Google Play.

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

What games are there like Rage 2 for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on May 16th, 2018

Well, the Rage 2 trailer came out. It's pretty interesting, if you're in to post apocalyptic destruction and games that look an awful lot like Borderlands. But, y'know, shinier. But since that sort of non-portable game really isn't our bag here at 148Apps, we thought it'd make sense to make a list of games that are a bit like Rage 2 that we actually do care about.

One of them was a pretty easy choice. Can you guess which one it was? Even if you can't, make sure you give the list a read, and if you think we've missed something out, let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. Or if you just want to tell us we've wasted our time and should be doing better. Say something.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated May 15th]

Posted by Harry Slater on May 15th, 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!

The best platform games for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on May 14th, 2018

It's time to take a look at the best games in a particular mobile genre again. This time we're checking out the cream of the platforming crop. Last time we looked at the best third and first person shooters on the App Store, and you can check that out at this link.

As is often the case, this was a tough list to come up with. There are hundreds of ace platformers out there, and narrowing them down to the finest took some guts. But it also means we might have had to leave your favorite off. If that's happened, then ensure you make the case for whatever game you believe should have been included in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Super Hydorah guide - How to straighten up and fly right

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 11th, 2018

Super Hydorah is an old-school shooter in almost every way imaginable. This means that it can be quite tough and unforgiving at times. If you find yourself struggling in the game, feel free to try out some of these tips to help you have a better time with it.

Don't be afraid of Easy Mode

Upon learning that Super Hydorah has an Easy Mode, you might reflexively avoid it and go with the game's Normal Mode, but this is most likely a mistake. Unless you are a seasoned shooter player or you've already been through Super Hydorah once, Easy Mode is the way to go.

Easy Mode grants you a rechargable shield, which can allow you to get further into levels more easily. You may not rack up quite as much score, but going through Super Hydorah on an easier difficulty can definitely help prepare you for subsequent runs on Normal Mode.

Claim the crown in Iron Throne, Netmarble's upcoming MMO Strategy game

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 11th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’ve got what it takes to rise to the top amidst a thriving fantasy land, prove it and pre-register for Netmarble’s latest MMO strategy title Iron Throne. Launching on iOS and Android devices on May 16th, now’s the time to show interest early and gain some exclusive rewards.

Tasking your lowly adventurer to win the kingship of a distant land, Iron Throne seeks to better immerse you when doing so thanks to the game’s fully-realised 3D graphics and visuals. If you’ve ever struggled to engross yourself in a world of swords and sorcery this could be the experience you’ve been waiting for. Complete with classic RPG quests, crafting and more, do you have what it takes to become king?

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - May 11th

Posted by Harry Slater on May 11th, 2018

It's Friday. It's the end of the week. You've probably got some cash to spare, and you're wondering what you should spend it on? Maybe you're eyeing up the App Store, trying to figure out what's the best deal. Well, you've come to the right place, because this is our weekly roundup of the best games that are currently on sale for iPhone and iPad.

As ever we've included download and review links, so you can find out more about the games and get to the App Store quickly. And if you think we've missed anything, make sure you add your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. After all, a deal's great, but it's better if everyone can get in on it.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - 10th May

Posted by Harry Slater on May 10th, 2018

Seven days have flown past, smashing into history like negligent birds twonking into windows. Which means it's time now to round up the best games that have come out over the last week. It's not a vintage crop, but there's a few gems scattered throughout.

Obviously, if you think we've missed anything you should let us know in the comments section down at the bottom of the article. Oh, and there are download and review links where applicable. So enjoy, grab some brilliant games, and make sure you come back next week, you don't want to miss out on anything after all.

Why is Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery doing so well on the App Store when it got such a critical mauling?

Posted by Harry Slater on May 9th, 2018

It's fair to say that Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery took something of a panning when it was released. We took a look at it, complaining about the pacing, monetization systems, and general blandness of the experience. You can read our thoughts on it by clicking here.

But the critical reception is only one part of the story here. Currently the game is in the top 5 top grossing games on the App Store. And a quick glance at the ratings on the game's listing on iTunes will tell you that it's getting an average of 4.1 stars with every vote. And that's made me wonder about the divide between the people playing these games, and the people writing about them.

Paladins Strike guide - How to achieve team victory

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 7th, 2018

Paladins Strike is an interesting hybrid between a hero shooter and MOBA. If you go into the game not knowing this, it could be hard to know exactly how you should be playing it. With these tips though, you’ll have a solid handle on the game in no time.

More shooter than MOBA

Although Paladins Strike may appear to be more of a MOBA than a shooter, the opposite is actually true. The only real MOBA bits in this game are the camera angle, your ability to upgrade your hero as you level up, and the presence of tall grass, which you can use to hide in to ambush enemies.

That said, Paladins Strike still isn’t a full-on shooter. You have limited shots of your primary weapon that recharge over time, so you need to be careful about how often to use your regular attacks. So, though it may be tempting to try and run your gun your way through the game, you should focus more on your hero powers and teamwork to win matches.