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Latest iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad App Reviews:

Oddmar review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 19th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: WORTHY OF VALHALLA
Oddmar is among the best platformers on the App Store.

Original Journey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT SO ORIGINAL
The originality of this shooter is overshadowed by an all too familiar problem.


The Wolf's Bite review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: COLOURFUL BUT UNDERWHELMING
The Wolf's Bite has a good whack at an original idea, but its success is a little bit varied in the end

Vandals review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ARTISTIC PUZZLER
Vandals may take a lot from the GO games' formula, but there's enough here to show it stands on its own two feet


AZ Rockets review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
This arcade looks really nice, but that’s about it.

Killing Time at Lightspeed review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A LIGHT, SPEEDY READ
Time travel through your social media feed in this creative and thoughtful interactive fiction game.


Candleman review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: THOUGHT-PROVOKING
Candleman is nothing short of a wonderful, charming experience with a couple of small hiccups that trip it up

Project Highrise review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: A TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT
Project Highrise is a phenomenal building management game that's a phenomenal fit on mobile.


Quest to be King gives you the keys to your own castle in this exciting puzzle adventure

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 19th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The land of Thoria has been beset by the evil Darkness, and it’s up to you to save it. In Quest to be King, you’ll sort out match-3 puzzles with an RPG twist to combat the encroaching forces of darkness while juggling your armies and supporting your civilians.

Quest to be King offers up 30 different regions for you to command and conquer across a sprawling world map. You’ll build buildings and manage resources to grow your kingdom into a massive empire, while ensuring that your armed forces are well prepared for the battles ahead. The Darkness will be pitting you against dragons, zombies, and other nasty things, but with an arsenal of different weapons and abilities, you’ll surely be up to the challenge.

Combat is set in a clever match-3 format with distinct RPG elements. Match tiles to inflict damage and status effects on your foes, or heal your troops. You’ll have to think creatively to come up with strategies to defend your kingdom.

You can find Quest to be King right now on iOS.

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

World of Gunships by GameSpire arrives on iOS

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

Chopper enthusiasts on iOS needn’t twiddle their thumbs any longer (except to direct hot lead at their enemies) – GameSpire’s World of Gunships is finally available on Apple devices. This aerial shooter puts you in control of an attack helicopter as you take on other players and NPCs in a battle to the death.

There are a few different modes to play around with. Death Match does what it says on the fuselage, pitting you against other players from around the world, whilst Teamplay divides players into two groups for a war in the sky. Campaign mode challenges you with various missions requiring your firepower and flying expertise to complete.

As you play, you’ll unlock, upgrade and customise more than 20 gunships, all with differing stats. During battle, you have your main cannon for lower-powered automatic fire, and your missiles for sporadic but explosive attacks. While your main cannon has unlimited ammo, firing too much in quick succession will cause the gun to overheat. Missiles and fuel are finite, and your gunship will accumulate damage over time. Luckily, the enemies you defeat sometimes drop ammo, refuelling canisters and repair spanners to keep you in the fight.

The controls in World of Gunships are straightforward enough – the pad on the left is for movement and direction, the pad on the right for firepower. The graphics are detailed, fully 3D and in a third-person perspective so you can admire your choice of camo skin. The HUD includes all the detail you need such as altitude, fuel capacity and where your enemies are, without feeling cluttered.

Take to the skies and test your mettle against players from around the world. Download World of Gunships for free from the App Store.

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

Will we ever see something like the Nintendo Labo for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on April 18th, 2018

You've probably read a lot over the past few days, or at least you probably have if you've got any interest in video games outside of the mobile sphere, about Nintendo Labo. People have been getting their hands on the new tech, and the general consensus is that it's looking like it might be pretty special.

Which got me thinking - is this the sort of thing we're likely to see coming to mobile any time soon? And if we are, what form is it likely to take? These questions and more are all going to get answered in the next few paragraphs, so let's put on our thinking caps and see where they take us.

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

Posted by Harry Slater on April 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!

Shadowgun Legends Android and iOS guide - What do you do once you hit level 20?

Posted by Harry Slater on April 16th, 2018

So you've reached level 20 in Shadowgun Legends, and you're trying to figure out what to do next? Well, the game still has plenty to offer anyone who's reached the level cap, it's just that you need to be a little more selective with what you do.

In this guide we're going to look at how you can keep your fame and power rising, as well as what happens to the XP you earn when you're already in the top tier of Shadowguns. If you've got your own suggestions to share, feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Project Highrise guide - How to get started on ground floor

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2018

Project Highrise gives you a lot of tools and deep systems to grapple with while building the skyscraper of your dreams, but in doing so, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. As we dumped time into the game while reviewing it, we came up with this list of tips that should be good for getting you started with the game:

Builders can be finicky

The one constant in every Project Highrise building is the presence of a construction crew. These are the people that follow your directions when it comes to building new floors, installing apartments, outfitting offices, etc. They are the true key to your success in the game, but they aren’t always the easiest people to control.

Since you have no direct control over builders, they choose when to work and what to work on. The main things you need to know about their habits are that your builders generally work on projects in the order that you mark things for construction, and they won’t work tirelessly. Every once in a while they’ll want to take a break. Keeping these things in mind, make sure you build things in the order that you want them to go up and make sure you don’t wait to the last minute to build crucial additions to your building.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - April 12th

Posted by Harry Slater on April 13th, 2018

Friday has snuck up on us a bit this week, but that doesn't mean we're not prepared here at 148Apps. We've gone right ahead and rounded-up all the very best games that are currently on sale on the App Store. And there are some gems out there right now, so we hope you've been saving your money.

We've included download links so you can grab the games quicker than something else quick. There are also links to our reviews when we've got them. And if you think we've missed anything, feel free to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - 12th April

Posted by Harry Slater on April 12th, 2018

Golem Rage the best game for iOS 12th April

This week, like every week, a lot of games have come out on the App Store. And as usual we're rounding-up all of the best ones so you know exactly what you should be downloading. It's a time-saving measure, and a service we're only too happy to provide.

There are download links included, so you can hop straight to the App Store and pick up the game of your dreams with basically no hassle whatsoever. And if you think we've missed anything out of our list, feel free to stick your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Bottled - How sending a digital message into the waves might change the way we interact

Posted by Daniel Lipscombe on April 12th, 2018
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

I stumbled across Bottled by accident, and at its core, it's a communication app - though it could be used for dating, too. The adverts might be a little sleazy here and there, but that's down to a slight identity crisis. While the app could be used for nefarious purposes, in my time with it I've found that the userbase is made up of people who wouldn't dream of spreading negativity or trolling. But what is the app? And what does it actually do?

A guide for the Final Fantasy games you'll find on mobile

Posted by Aaron Potter on April 11th, 2018

The tentpole JRPG franchise for well over 30 years now, Final Fantasy has been capturing the hearts of both western and eastern audiences for almost as long as it's been available to them. Each new entry brings with it an entirely new cast of heroes, game mechanics, and story, with maybe the odd spin-off or fighting game variant sprinkled in for good measure. Because, why not?

It's a series that's become known for regularly regenerating itself. And while it's fairly easy to keep up with the mainline numbered entries on consoles, Final Fantasy on mobile proves to be a different beast. To help separate the rough from the smooth and your turn-based battlers from your straight action epics, here's our comprehensive breakdown of the Final Fantasy titles on IOS worth looking into.

Where next for PUBG, Fortnite, and the battle royale genre on mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on April 11th, 2018

Battle royale games are all the rage on the App Store at the moment. A couple of weeks ago we looked at the origins of the genre, but now it's time to get the crystal balls out and think about what might be the future for the giant deathmatches we all know and love. With PUBG and Fortnite both available for iOS now, and a good handful of clones out there as well, what can the genre do to stay relevant in a world as changeable as our own? Or is this going to be another flash in the pan genre that falls by the wayside before it's really had the chance to grow? Read on to find out what we think.

Tomorrow at 1pm EST, you can check out our sister site streaming Catan VR on Twitch

Posted by Harry Slater on April 11th, 2018

I think we might have mentioned a few times that 148Apps is part of a larger network of sites. And one of them, Pocket Gamer, has a section that's dedicated to digital board games. It's called TableTap, and tomorrow at 1pm EST, it's taking to Twitch.

It's not the first time TableTap has dipped its toes into the streaming water, but tomorrow is going to be something special. That's because the stream is dedicated to Catan VR, the perfect blend of classic board game and modern technology.

Shadowgun Legends Android and iOS guide - How to win in Ascension

Posted by Harry Slater on April 9th, 2018

We've taken a long hard look at some of the details around Shadowgun Legends, but now it's time to get into the nitty gritty. Specifically, we're going to look at how you can win matches of Ascension, the game's 4v4 PvP multiplayer mode.

Obviously this isn't an exact science, and if your teammates haven't read this piece there's still a good chance that you're going to get mullered. But, we've put a good few hours into the game mode, and we know our stuff. Remember, if you've got any ideas to add them in the comments at the bottom of the section.

What You Need To Know About Sdorica -sunset-

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 6th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Rayark, the celebrated developers of Implosion - Never Lose Hope have another game on the horizon. In two weeks, Sdorica - Sunset, will be hitting the App Store in the US, which is a fantasy puzzle rpg of sorts. In the lead up to release, we’ve been playing Sdorica to unpack exactly what it is so you’ll know what to expect when it comes out on April 19.

It’s a unique matching game

As a game, Sdorica fits into the same mold of a bunch of puzzle rpgs. You have a cast of characters that you level up and take on missions to fight all kinds of other enemies using turn-based gameplay that involves matching blocks to unleash attacks and abilities.

That said, the matching in Sdorica is a little unlike most games we’ve seen before. Your matching field is only two rows deep and features as many colors of tiles as you have people in your party. There’s no shuffling blocks around or anything like that, either. Instead, you tap on any tile you want, and you have the option to drag to select any nearby blocks of the same color to be included in the match. Depending on the number of blocks you select, your character will perform different moves, and you have to learn how best to harness these abilities so you can beat your enemies before they beat you.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - April 6th

Posted by Harry Slater on April 6th, 2018

Final Fantasy IX heroes

Everyone loves a sale, which is why every week here at 148Apps we round-up the very best games that are going for cheap on the App Store. And today is no different. Look, we're doing it right now. You're reading it. This is the content that we have made for you.

There are some cracking games on this week's list, and I've stuck download links and links to our reviews below so you can get the game or some more info at your leisure. Think we've missed something? Then stick your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. Go on, you know you might maybe want to.