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Campbell has been writing about games for the majority of his adult life and made the jump into covering mobile games in 2013. He is always on Twitter when he's not playing games.

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Dragalia Lost Trick or Treasure Jumpstart Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2018

It’s finally here! Loyalty’s Requiem ended in Dragalia Lost, but it has swiftly been replaced with a new Halloween event. This event—called Trick or Treasure—had quite a bit of hype surrounding it before it came out, and for good reason too.

This isn’t just another raid-based event for another element type. It’s a facility event, meaning it’s focused around letting you earn rewards to help you upgrade your Castle Grounds. In light of the fact that Trick or Treasure is such a different beast, we’ve put together a quick and dirty guide on how to get a jumpstart on this Halloween event.

Reigns: Game of Thrones review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A SONG OF SWIPING AND DYING
Nerial finds a way to breathe new life into two properties that are past their prime.
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SMASH PUCK review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLO-MO SLIDING
SMASH PUCK is a mezmerizing puzzler that occasionally feels too restrictive.
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Dragalia Lost Daily Tasks Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 16th, 2018

Part of what makes gacha games compelling (and sometimes annoying) is their grind. You’re always supposed to be advancing something in these games, meaning you need to be checking in on your progress once or multiple times a day to make sure you’re progressing at an optimal pace.

Something nice about Dragalia Lost is that its daily grind is relatively light compared to similar games. This is to say the specific objectives given to you every day aren’t something that takes a huge time investment. That said though, there’s quite a few tasks you should be doing every day to advance your progress, even though they aren’t daily quests. See below:

Everything You Need to Know About Dragalia Lost’s Next Event

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2018

As of this writing, you’re no longer able to take on Phraeganoth or any of the other content in Loyalty’s Requiem. Dragalia Lost will just go back to its original state at launch… or will it?

According to some savvy players, there’s another event coming to Dragalia Lost, and it’s coming very soon. Thanks to some data mining and other clever trickery, there’s a quite a bit of info on this next event coming out, and we’ve compiled the most important bits in one convenient place. See below for what you need to know:

My scariest game - Simulacra

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 11th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOUCHSCREEN TERROR :: Read Review »

If you really want to be spooked for Halloween, there are few mobile games that can do the job better than Kaigan Games’s Simulacra. This is a game I included on my list of games to get you in the Halloween spirit specifically because it’s the most horrifying game I’ve played on a phone, bar none.

The best iOS games to get you in the Halloween spirit

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 10th, 2018

We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween every day, which means everyone’s gearing up to watch their favorite horror movies, make weekend trips out to pumpkin patches, and do all kinds of other, fun seasonal stuff before this month ends and everyone looks toward Thanksgiving.

If you’re in the midst of all your Halloween activities and you want to take a break with some games that match the spirit, we’ve got good news for you. There’s a bunch of great games on the App Store that can get you in the mood for Halloween, and we’ve compiled a list of the six best ones in a handy little list. See below:

Dragalia Lost Guide - How to be a good teammate

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 9th, 2018

Dragalia Lost is primarily is cooperative multiplayer game. There’s some stuff you can do on your own, but things like the Phraeganoth raid require that you play with others online.

When playing with other people, you want to make sure you look like you know what you’re doing. Not only does it help make the online experience run more smoothly, but you’ll pass missions more often and receive more rewards in return. So, with that, check out our expert tips for being a great teammate in Dragalia Lost

Dragalia Lost Phraeganoth Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 8th, 2018

In a previous Dragalia Lost guide on Loyalty’s Requiem, I mentioned that the minimum Might threshold for beating Phraeganoth was around 6,000, and now I’m going to tell you exactly how clear this raid if you have such a team. If you’re not much for words, you can also just check out the video above and watch a 6k team of mine (barely) clear the raid.

There are some definite strategies you need to know to beat Phraeganoth, but—as you can see in the video—executing on them can be tricky and put you in a bad spot fast. Nevertheless, if you are just careful enough, you can beat Phraeganoth using the following strategies:

Dragalia Lost Adventurers' Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 5th, 2018

Want to up your Dragalia Lost game? You've come to the right place. Here at 148Apps, we've been digging deep into Nintendo's latest gacha game to find the best tips, tricks, and strategies to share with all of our future co-op team mates (read: you).

Whether you want to know the best tips for getting through the latest event content or where to focus your time and efforts as a free player, we've got you covered. If there's something you don't see in our guide list though, let us know in the comments and we'll be sure to add it!

Dragalia Lost Review
Progression Guide
Wyrmite - How to get a bunch of it quickly
Loyalty's Requiem Guide
Phraeganoth Raid Guide
How to be a Good Teammate
Everything You Need to Know About Dragalia Lost's Upcoming Halloween Event
Daily Tasks Guide
Trick or Treasure Jumpstart Guide

Dragalia Lost - Everything you need to know about Loyalty's Requiem

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 5th, 2018

Dragalia Lost has only bit out for a little more than a week, and it’s already got new event-based content. Loyalty’s Requiem is a raid-style event where players can face the powerful Phraeganoth in four teams of four adventurers in hopes to earn all kinds of sweet loot, including a new dragon.

This event is only going to be up for 10 days, so everyone’s rushing around trying to figure out how they can blaze through the whole thing and earn the best rewards for it. Luckily, we have some tips for you that can help you do just that. See below:

Dragalia Lost guide - How to progress efficiently

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 4th, 2018

The more you dig into Dragalia Lost, the more stuff you find you need to do. There’s leveling your heroes, tending to your dragons, crafting weapons, and—of course—questing. Since the game is still relatively new though, it can be confusing to know what you should be focusing on, even if you’ve already sunk a lot of time into the game.

Of course, the real answer to what you should focus on is whatever you feel is most important to you at any given time. But, we have been pretty much playing Dragalia Lost nonstop since its release and are prepared to share with you a few progression tips that let you make smart, long-term investments into getting further in the game faster.

Dragalia Lost guide - How to get a bunch of Wyrmite real quick

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 3rd, 2018

Dragalia Lost has finally arrived and it’s very much a gacha game. You grind out dungeons over and over again, earning all sorts of currencies, one of which you use to try and summon new heroes and items with. This currency is known as Wyrmite, and it’s arguably the most important thing in the game.

If you’ve already started your journey in Dragalia Lost and are trying to ferret out every last way to earn Wyrmite, we’re here to help. Check out these tips for earning boatloads of Wyrmite as quickly as possible.

Dragalia Lost review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 2nd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DO BETTER NINTENDO
Nintendo’s latest venture on mobile demonstrates their lack of interest in truly supporting the platform.
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Phantom Gate guide - Beginner's Tips

Posted by Campbell Bird on September 27th, 2018

Phantomgate isn’t your typical Netmarble social rpg. For starters, it has all sorts of platforming and puzzle-solving elements in addition to the gacha-style shenanigans that all these releases seem to have.

Never fear though, as we can’t seem to pry ourselves away from any new Netmarble release. We’ve dug in plenty far into Phantomgate and have all the tips you need to know to give your self a great start (particularly if you plan to play without paying).