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Ammo Pigs: Armed and Delicious review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 20th, 2018
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT MUCH MEAT
This game appears to be a throwback, but to what?

Where Shadows Slumber review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 20th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: REMAIN IN LIGHT
This puzzle game has its fair share of issues, but it’s worth seeing through to the end.


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.


The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated September 25th]

Posted by Harry Slater on September 25th, 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 iPhone games like Pokemon Go

Posted by Harry Slater on September 24th, 2018

Pokemon GO is still the, if you'll excuse the pun, go-to game if you want some AR action on your phone. But it's not the only choice out there, and if you've got a hankering for something a bit different, then your eyes might already have started wandering. Which is why we've written this list of the best iPhone games like Pokemon GO.

Some of them follow pretty similar templates, albeit with different franchises or concepts wrapped around them. But we've pulled a couple from leftfield as well, to give you some different options if that's what you're after. Our aim is to make sure everyone downloads at least one game from this list. We're nothing if not optimistic.

You've probably got your own suggestions about what games should be on this list. If that's the case, make sure you toss them into the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you click here you'll be able to check out all of our other awesome game lists as well. So that's pretty neat.

These are the iPhone games to look forward to next week

Posted by Harry Slater on September 21st, 2018

Every Friday here at 148Apps we like to do one thing. And that one thing is make sure that you've got a really good idea of what you're going to be playing come this time next week. That's right, it's time for us to round-up the best games that are set to hit the App Store in the next seven days.

We've included links so you can preorder the games from App Store, which means you won't even have to worry about remembering these games exist, since your phone will remind you when they're live on the App Store. That's pretty cool, right?

If you know any other games that are coming out next week, then feel free to share them in the comments. That way we'll all be able to get excited about them together, which is pretty awesome. Right then, on with the games.

We talked to Tony Swatton, legendary Hollywood blacksmith, about building a real-life version of Heaven's Disk from The Legend of Solgard

Posted by Harry Slater on September 20th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sometimes we like to tell you about the awesome stuff going on around mobile gaming, not just about how awesome mobile games are. And this is definitely one of those times. Because what's more awesome than real-life weapons based on things from your favorite games? We can't think of a single thing quite frankly.

So when we found out that King had commissioned Tony Swatton, a legendary blacksmith in the entertainment industry with decades of work behind him, to make a weapon from Legend of Solgard, we figured it'd be silly if we didn't talk to him about the build, his career, and how you might get into blacksmithing yourself.

And that's exactly what this article is. Along the way you'll see some images from the build, and at the end of the piece you can check out a video that shows the process from piece of metal to an amazing looking, finished version of the Heaven's Disk from the game.

If you've not heard of Legend of Solgard, it's something of a departure from King. While it does have match-stuff mechanics, there's some deeper RPG stuff going on in the background, and a host of intriguing characters for you to unlock.

Which of these 5 games do you think should be crowned the 148Apps game of the week

Posted by Harry Slater on September 20th, 2018

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You know what time it is, right? It's time for you, our esteemed and charming readership, to choose which of the five games below deserves to be crowned our game of the week. It's a pretty good week as well, so we expect that every single vote is going to count. It'd be a shame if you didn't cast yours.

But how do you vote? Well, there are a number of ways. You can leave a comment on this article, send us a tweet using the hashtag #148GOW, or leave us a comment on our Facebook page. What could be simpler than that?

Make sure you check back next week to see which of these awesome games has won the most coveted award in mobile gaming. And if you want your choice to win, make sure you let your friends know as well.

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.

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

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.