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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 25th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: THIS IS NOT THE GAME YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
Galaxy of Heroes injects the Star Wars licence into a mobile blueprint, and the result is pretty bland

Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 21st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: UNCERTAIN STARS
Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey feels more like the start of a great idea rather than a fleshed-out experience.

Lost Horizon review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GET LOST
Lost Horizon is a mobile port of a PC adventure game classic that's good fun for genre veterans and newcomers alike

Super Dangerous Dungeons review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Glen Fox on November 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SUPER BAD CONTROLS
Super Dangerous Dungeons is a nostalgic platformer that suffers from control issues and a lack of inspiration

Dark Fear review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 13th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FEAR NOT, IT'S GOOD
Despite a snag here and there, Dark Fear successfully blends horror and RPG mechanics with classic adventure gaming

Wizards and Wagons review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HIT THE ROAD
Wizards and Wagons successfully blends a number of genres to make for an unforgettable trading adventure

Five Minutes Before (The End of the World) review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ROUGH FLIGHT
With Five Minutes Before, it's all a matter of whether or not you want to stick around long enough to try surviving

Fantasy War Tactics review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 9th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREE WAR OVER HERE
Strategy game fans will enjoy Fantasy War Tactics, as long as they're not too bothered by minor free-to-play trappings

Square Rave guide - How to grab those teal squares and get the highest scores

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 26th, 2015

Square Rave is an awesome little music-oriented puzzle game that smacks of games like Lumines, but with its own unique sense of gameplay.

To help wrap your head around the game, keep the following tips and tricks in mind.

Keep your finger on the screen

Although you can control Square Rave by tapping on the screen, dragging the game cursor around is a much more accurate way of controlling the path your cursor takes between teal squares.

Accuracy is important in this game particularly because moving willy-nilly about the game screen generates red blocks that prevent progress when the rhythm bar moves by.

Avoid large vertical moves

Speaking of blocking paths, the easiest way to end a run of Square Rave is by making vertical moves, as doing so can create an impenetrable wall between you and the next teal square.

Although it's impossible to predict where the next teal squares will appear, avoiding too much vertical movement can help keep your options open.

Don't always try to get all the teal squares

Teal squares contribute to your score, yes, but survival in Square Rave only requires you to be on a teal square before the rhythm bar hits the right side of the screen.

Although it's always tempting to hit all of the teal squares on screen, sometimes it's better to play conservatively and draw a small path to only one or two squares.

Go crazy with paths before hitting a yellow square

Yellow squares will occasionally appear in Square Rave, and their function is interesting. Instead of turning squares from your path red, it turns them into teal squares to be collected.

Keep this in mind, and draw huge, circuitous paths around the screen before hitting the yellow block and you'll have more teal blocks to collect. Plan accordingly!

Been playing Square Rave? Have your own tips? Let us know in the comments below!

The best games like Animal Crossing on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 25th, 2015

Animal Crossing amiibo Festival is out right now for the Wii U, reminding us of just how much fun that world can be. Or at least to go back and check in on our villages once in a while.

What if you don’t own a Nintendo system though? Well, here are a few mobile games that capture some of the spirit thatAnimal Crossing games have consistently provided us with over the years.

The best

Seabeard is adorable. With a world full of adventures and activities, you can delve into it at any point and simply wander.

Want to go fishing or sailing? You can do that just as easily as you can get involved in cooking or establishing trading routes.

It’s cute stuff throughout, making you feel part of a colorful and huge world full of potential.

The rest

Castaway Paradise lets you catch bugs, decorate your home, harvest crops, and chat to your neighbours.

There are more than 1,500 items to decorate with, meaning there’s plenty of variety here. It even offers special events for the holidays, just like in Animal Crossing.

Happy Street lives up to its name - it’s constantly happy and imaginative. You can explore various places from forests to the ocean, as you develop your village.

The best part? You can construct special buildings such as hotels or museums, as well as even research planes and UFOs.

Taking a slightly different direction, The Island Castaway: Lost World is more focused on missions than exploration, but it’ll be great for those Animal Crossing fans who wanted more structure to their experience.

With over 1,000 different quests, you won’t run out of things to do for a long time.

Have you been enjoyingAnimal Crossing amiibo Festival? What's your favourite alternative to take with you on the go? Let us know in the comments below!

Between 2 Taps - Tap for Tap interview Migoi Studio developer Robin Dhar about Transmission

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 25th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Hello, and welcome back to Between 2 Taps, Tap for Tap’s Indie Dev interview series.

In this episode we are chatting with Migoi Studio’s developer Robin Dhar. Robin’s here to discuss his mobile game, Transmission, which is currently available on iOS and Android.

The best Photoshop alternative on iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 24th, 2015

Instagram and Lightroom are great and all, but sometimes people need to get extra creative with their image editing. Like, Photoshop creative.

If you're one of these people, take a look at our pick for the best mobile Photoshop experience on iPad.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land guide - How to use the daily quests, weekly challenges, and radio tower effectively

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 23rd, 2015

A new update for The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land was released last week, making it the perfect time for you to head back to your base and take out some walkers.

Here’s the lowdown on what’s new to the game, and how to take advantage.

Goat Rider guide - Tips and tricks to stay on the goat

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 22nd, 2015

We've all been there. One second, we're riding high on a crazed goat, and the next, we've been tossed off it like someone who's no good at goat ridin'.

Well, I'm here to help prevent this happen with some tips and tricks for Goat Rider, the latest and greatest from BeaverTap Games.

Real Boxing 2 CREED: How to become a great boxer

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 21st, 2015

Just in time for Rocky fans who can’t wait to see CREED, the latest movie, we have the official tie-in game,Real Boxing 2 CREED.

It builds on the success of its predecessor and there’s lots to take in so we at 148apps thought we’d run you through the basics to help you get started.

CoinOp Heroes 2 guide - How to build an effective army of automatic warriors

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 20th, 2015

CoinOp Heroes 2 justlaunched and, like all clickers, it's dangerously addictive stuff.

You have to furiously tap your screen to defeat wave after wave of foes and earn an insane amount of cash to spend on character upgrades and an army of minions.

Each of these minions can also be upgraded - so much so that, eventually, you won't really have to play the game anymore as they'll defeat all foes for you.

We've clicked away like no other to bring you this guide to building a deadly army of automatic warriors.

Kill Shot Bravo guide - How to become an elite sniper

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 19th, 2015

Kill Shot Bravo is a disturbing amount of fun. No matter how many times I play a game that encourages me to snipe people in the head, I feel a little uneasy at how satisfying it is.

Here are some useful tips to get you started on your path to becoming an elite sniper.

The best note-taking app on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Glen Fox on November 19th, 2015

Word processors are handy and all, but sometimes you just want to make a quick note. Whether it's to jot down your shopping list, some quick song lyrics, or a phone number, the ease of use of a note-taking app easily surpasses that of a heftier word processor.

The problem is, the App Store is full to the brim of note-taking apps and, if you're in a hurry, you probably just want to know which one the best is and get on with your life.

148Appsis here to help. We've scoured the App Store to bring to you the very best note-taking app on offer.

Six Star Wars games to keep the Force always with you

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 18th, 2015

With the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, we thought we'd throw together a list of all the best Star Wars games on mobile.

None of these are quite the same flavor of Battlefront, but they create a nice, nostalgic, disturbance in the Force regardless.

The best spreadsheet app for your iPhone and iPad

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 18th, 2015

While nothing is going to beat the convenience of using a laptop or desktop PC to create and edit spreadsheets, sometimes you need to do it on your iPad or iPhone.

We’ve taken a look at the best app for the job, as well as some handy alternatives.

Sniper X guide - How to complete missions like a pro

Posted by Glen Fox on November 17th, 2015

Sniper X is a free to play shooter featuring Jason Statham as your grunting mission commander, and it challenges you to complete a variety of different missions that generally revolve around shooting people in the head.

For the most part you'll be firing pinpoint accurate shots with a sniper rifle but you'll also get a chance to unload shotguns and assault rifles into masses of unsuspecting fools.

To help you with your sniper career, we at 148Apps have headed out into the field and fired a fair few bullets to bring you these tips and tricks to help you complete missions like a pro.

Eternal Arena guide - Tips and tricks to help you win every battle and power up your heros

Posted by Glen Fox on November 16th, 2015

Eternal Arenais a blend of MOBA and action RPG that challenges you to take control of one of 35 playable characters and head out into a variety of single player missions to destroy all foes in your path.

You won't be alone though. You can unlock new heroes and bring up to two of them into battle with you, upgrading all of their equipment to ensure they're as powerful as can be.

But combat is actually fairly challenging here - unlike most other iOS action RPGs. But don't worry yourself too much - we at148Appsare here to help train you up into the most devastating hero the world has ever seen.


Six games to give you your Rise of the Tomb Raider fix on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider is out (yay!), but it's only available on one platform right now (boo!).

In light of the situation, check out these games so you can get more tomb raiding on your iOS device.