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Last week on Pocket Gamer

Posted by TPG Staff on February 20th, 2017

What’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming? Each week we ask that question of our sister website Pocket Gamer.

The PG team covers iOS gaming, just like 148Apps, but it also strays into the world of Android games and handheld consoles.

Here, then, are the hot topics that have been getting the PocketGamer mob excited over the past seven days or so.

Last week on Pocket Gamer

Posted by TPG Staff on February 13th, 2017

At the beginning of each week we like to take a look at what’s been happening of late over on our sister website PocketGamer.

As you probably gathered from the name, PocketGamer concerns itself with all things portable gaming. That includes mobile games, handheld games, and even Nintendo’s forthcoming Switch console.

Here’s what’s been occupying the thoughts and gaming time of the PocketGamer team over the past week.

Last week on PocketGamer

Posted by TPG Staff on January 16th, 2017

Welcome to a weekly feature looking back on the past seven days of coverage on our sister website, PocketGamer.

It’s taken a while for 2017 to really get going, at least when it comes to the world of portable gaming. Thank goodness, then, for Nintendo.

The house of Mario recently held a glitzy event to fill in the blanks on its forthcoming Switch console. Suffice to say, the response was rather mixed.

Elsewhere the iPhone turned ten, the mobile MOBA genre received a famous new member, and an indie darling made a belated appearance on iOS. Here’s what’s been occupying the PG team over the past week.

This week on PocketGamer

Posted by TPG Staff on January 7th, 2017

What with it being January and all, one of our New Year’s Resolutions at 148Apps is to talk to our family more. No we’re not talking about a begrudging call to the folks or a curt WhatsApp exchange with big sis. Rather, we’re going to be reaching out to the extended Steel Media family a little more in 2017.

For this new feature, we’ll be finding out what’s been going on at the good ship PocketGamer over the past week. PG, as we like to call it, is one of the most established gaming websites on the web. It recently celebrated 10 years in the business - that’s pre-iPhone! PocketGamer features editor Jon Mundy is here to give us the lowdown on the week’s talking points.

LawnMowerKids Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By TPG Staff on September 13th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
Get the kids onto your lawn and behind the mower in this fun game for your iPhone and iPod Touch.
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Slime Race Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By TPG Staff on August 26th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: FAST FADING FUN
A charming game app based on a traditional Korean game slimes its way onto your iOS device.
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Ghosts’N Goblins sequel coming to iPhone

Posted by TPG Staff on August 13th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: AN IMPROVEMENT :: Read Review »

Capcom is a company that is notorious for churning out difficult yet entertaining arcade games. Though it may be hard to believe, they may have reached their pinnacle back in 1985, when they released the original Ghosts’N Goblins in arcades worldwide. To say the game was difficult would be like saying that Poltergeist wasn't a family film. In fact, some have gone as far as to call it the most difficult arcade game of all time.

So when it was announced that the game was getting a newly revamped sequel on the iPhone, I was understandably skeptical about whether it would even be approachable by the casual gaming masses. However, a press release for the game hopes to set you mind at ease over those concerns.

Read more Ghosts’N Goblins sequel coming to iPhone on The Portable Gamer

Entombed Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By TPG Staff on August 11th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
A great little platform/puzzler for a good price from Fun Guy Media.
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Super Badminton Spikes the Birdie

Posted by TPG Staff on August 11th, 2010

Despite what you may think about the sport of Badminton and those that play it, you may be shocked to know that it is actually a fairly popular sport. It is so popular, in fact, that it has even spawned a fairly successful iPhone game. Sure, I can hear you silently asking yourself, “Why in the name of all things that are good and holy would someone buy a badminton game?” but really, who doesn’t want to get the chance to whack around a birdie at breakneck speeds?

Developer Rolocule Games has decided to take both the iPhone game and the sport of backyard warfare to new heights, with the debut of their new game, Super Badminton 2010 HD, for iPad. The game’s website touts some of the new features to draw in the gaming masses:

  • 8 badminton players – each with unique strengths and weaknesses.
  • 3 tournaments to challenge your skills: Choose your player and realize the dream to become a real badminton star.

  • 4 stunning 3D badminton stadium courts to simulate the real badminton stadiums.

  • Wooden badminton court to give you an experience of playing badminton at your local court/gym.

  • Control direction of your shot by tilting your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad! – giving you an incredible immersive experience with complete command over your shots!

Continue Reading Super Badminton Spikes The Birdie at The Portable Gamer »

iCasual: Doodle Dive

Posted by TPG Staff on August 10th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NOT TAKING A DIVE :: Read Review »

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Hello everyone this is Michelle from The Portable Gamer with your iCasual Report for Doodle Dive from Romper Games Inc. for all devices running current iOS software. In Doodle Dive you get to play a cute little guy who, for what ever reason, jumped out of a plane. Tilting your device you will control, or try to control his fall through randomly generated friendly and not so friendly skies. There are items to collect as you descend and of course items to avoid as well. One wrong hit and it could be game over. The collection items are unique and whimsical. You have gold which is typical, where when you’ve collected 100 you’ll get an extra life, but than you have the odd power-ups. An umbrella which will slow your fall and then a roll of sushi which will balloon you up to be invisible. Not even the flying toasters will ruin your day then. The only addition could be some social competition, though there are online leader boards to keep track of your high scores. The game play might not be very different from other games in this genre, but the fun extras make this $0.99 game Simply hallarious!

Continue reading iCasual: Doodle Dive at The Portable Gamer »

Cell TD Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By TPG Staff on August 7th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar ::
Easy to play and understand with an interesting idea for a Tower defense game. Doesn’t deliver anything truly creative visually that holds your interest.
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