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Ticket to Earth review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 27th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOVEMENT MATCHING
Don't let some early difficulty spikes keep you from playing this great puzzle rpg.

Typeshift review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TERRIFIC TYPOGRAPHY
This word game is so well-designed that it raises the bar for what word games should be.


Faeria review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 23rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HEXCELLENT
Faeria is an excellent game if you have room in your life for a new CCG.

Death Road to Canada review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ZOMBIE ROAD TRIP
Rocketcat Games has made another special game that you shouldn't miss.


The Big Journey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PURRFECTLY PLEASANT
This platformer is nothing groundbreaking, but it's super adorable and fun nonetheless.

Card Thief review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SOLITAIRE-Y THIEF
The follow up to the excellent Card Crawl feels like it was made for diehard fans.


Beglitched review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HACK-A-MATCH
This mashup of minesweeper and match-three is charming when it isn't being confusing and overly-punishing.

Kingdom: New Lands review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: KINGDOM ON A HORSE
This kingdom builder is beautiful and allows for a surprising amount of experimentation and replayability.


The best deals on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 25th, 2017



Deals, deals, deals. We're all about a good bargain here on 148Apps, and luckily this was another fine week in App Store discounts. There's a big board game sale happening right now, and a few fine indies are still discounted through the weekend. You'll regret missing out on some of these sales, but we're here to help. Here are the best discounts in iOS games right now.

The best new games we played this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 25th, 2017


It's been quite the week, but now that all of that business is out of the way, it's time to hunker down with some of the excellent games that were released over the past few days. There's a fair few to help you relax in your down time or if you're travelling out and about and need some distraction. Let's get to it.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is now available on iPad

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 24th, 2017

It was only a matter of time before The Elder Scrolls got its own collectible card game, especially given the success of games like Hearthstone and Gwent. The Elder Scrolls: Legends is that CCG, pulling lore from Bethesda's famed RPG series in this new portable competitive game. Legends is now out on iPad worldwide, with an Android version to follow in the future.

Ticket to Earth beginner's guide: How to survive space colony life

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 23rd, 2017


Robot Circus launched Ticket to Earth as part of the App Store's indie games event last week. If you're not quite digging the space operatics Mass Effect: Andromeda is serving up, you'll be pleased to know that there's a surprising alternative on mobile.

Leap to victory in Nexx Studios new platformer Temple Jump

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 23rd, 2017

You’re always a hop, skip, and a jump away from a fiery death in Temple Jump, a new platformer-cum-endless runner from Nexx Studio. It’s out now on both iOS and Android if you’re an adventurer seeking treasure in a crumbling, pixel-laden temple.

You play as an adorable “jumper” blob, and there are 33 to collect in all, each with their own distinct design and personality. Guide your jumper through the perilous temple in a quest for the many sparkling gems scattered throughout its cavernous halls. Simply hold your thumb on the screen to charge up a jump and release to fall back to the next platform.

The action plays out across 12 challenge mode levels, though uncovering golden wings teleports you to alternative game modes. Once you can dodge Temple Jump’s many spike traps, falling platforms, and jumping fire balls, you can give endless mode a go. Challenge yourself to see how far you can make it through the temple before inevitably meeting your doom. Be on the lookout for a hidden bonus level, too.

Temple Jump is available to download now from the App Store and Google Play.

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

Failbetter Games details changes coming to Sunless Sea's iPad version

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 22nd, 2017

Sunless Sea, Failbetter Games' dark and gloomy sea explorer, sets sail for the iPad tomorrow. Ahead of the game's launch, Failbetter took to Twitter to discuss what will be different in the mobile version of the game. Many of the changes make navigation and battle much easier when relying on touch controls. Let's take a look, shall we?

Splish, splash! The Pokémon GO Water Festival starts today

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 22nd, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

Niantic is back with a new festival for dedicated Pokémon GO collectors. The Water Festival officially kicks off today at 1 P.M. PDT and runs through March 29. Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their assorted evolved forms will be appearing at greater rates during the course of the event. That's excellent news for folks who still haven't managed to snag a Gyarados quite yet.

Bean's Quest Beginner's Guide: Never stop jumping

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 21st, 2017


Bean's Quest
is a new take on both the classic platformer and the endless runner, and it's free on the App Store for the time being. Instead of running constantly, you can't stop jumping. That adds a surprising new level of challenge to the game, especially at later levels. Let's walk through how to truly master Bean's Quest as a newcomer.

How to rake in the cash in Bit City

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 21st, 2017


Our last Bit City guide covered the basics. Now it's time to get into some of the more advanced techniques. In the later cities, cash flow becomes much more difficult, so you'll want to develop some strategies if you want to complete each level. We have a few tips to help you out.

Smilegate’s crafting battler Super Tank Rumble receives a brand new update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 18th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Super Tank Rumbleputs you in the seat of your very own, handcrafted tank. You can choose from over 100 different parts to create your Super Tank before taking it out to wreak havoc on your opponents in glorious PVP combat.

Now, Smilegate is upping the ante with a new update that’s packing even more power, with new weapons, bug fixes, and general gameplay enhancements.

You can now add four new weapons to your tank’s arsenal. Equip it with a Power Saw capable of cutting through the sturdiest armor. Or perhaps a Dual Cannon is more your speed. Use it to shoot at enemy tanks rapid fire. Still, maybe you’d prefer a Small Mortar that can cause massive destruction at range, or even better yet, a Guided Missile that seeks out enemies on its own.

Smilegate has also made efforts to balance the gameplay to make the battles even more tactical and tense. Show off your new strategies and share your battle replays with the Super Tank Rumblecommunity. You can now share your tank’s Blueprints, too, or if you need some inspiration, you can check out other players’ Blueprints.

Super Tank Rumbleis available to download right now from the App Store and Google Play Store.

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

The best games to play while you wait for Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 17th, 2017


Mass Effect: Andromeda arrives this coming Tuesday and people are getting understandably antsy. There's a whole weekend standing between us and a brand new Bioware adventure. What's a geek to do? Well, you could certainly give these fine mobile space operas a try. They've got beautiful worlds to explore and are some of the best video game experiences around.

Here are the best indie games that debuted on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 17th, 2017


The App Store has been running a pretty spectacular promotion of indie games over the past few days, featuring a selection of indie games quite prominently on the storefront while releasing a brand new indie game each day. The promotion is running until Monday, but Apple's come out to say that they'll continue to feature indie games in their own section moving forward.

As the week winds down, let's take a look at all of the lovely games that launched in the promotion thus far. There's a good mix of fast-paced arcade hits, RPGs, roguelikes, puzzlers, and more.

The best spring cleaning apps

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: USEFUL ADVICE :: Read Review »


Here in the U.S., we've completed our admittedly stupid ritual of moving the clocks forward an hour as Daylight Saving Time began this week. You still might be recovering from that lost hour of sleep (time travel is an odd thing, isn't it?), so the last thing you want to think about is cleaning. But now that the sun is staying out longer it's very well time to start preparing for spring cleaning. No one ever actually wants to do chores, but these handy apps should at least help streamline the process.

Get ready to rock and sock some robots in Intruders – Robot Defense

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Got a real hankering for guns, strategy, and all things manically mechanical? It might just be worth checking out Intruders – Robot Defense, which has recently been released for iOS and Android.

Letting players roleplay as an overseeing commander during the midst of an alien invasion, it’s your task to keep the enemy hordes at bay using swift thinking, tactical planning, and lots and lots of guns. Defend your base, disrupt the alien reinforcements, and guide your troops across 80 distinct stages throughout 4 unique locales in the effort to see off the alien invaders.

Intruders – Robot Defense’s reflexive tap controls aims to ensure that all players have an easy time carrying out any desired instructions, with 4 individual game modes from Rush to Time-Attack each offering a different gameplay hook with plenty to do.

Enhanced HD 3D visuals not commonly seen amongst other mobile games in the genre help give Intruders – Robot Defense a better chance of drawing the eye, and with multiple achievements to unlock and in-game leaderboards, you wouldn’t be blamed for losing hours to the game’s core strategic robot fighting warfare.

Intruders – Robot Defense is available to download on iOS and Android.

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

Fire Emblem Heroes' April update returns to the series' roots

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »



Nintendo revealed the latest update for Fire Emblem Heroes that'll be going live in April. While the launch events are drawing to a close, the company is promising more widescale changes that will bring Heroes back to Fire Emblem' roots.