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Reviews Editor | 148Apps

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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Chuchel review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ANIMATED SHORT
Chuchel is a cute little adventure game type thing.
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Twinfold guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 7th, 2018

Twinfold may look like a cheap Threes! clone at first glance, but it's so much more than that. It's actually a rather deep roguelite with a really satisfying difficulty curve and almost endless replayability.

Since the game's depth does take some digging to understand, your first few games of Twinfold might not go so well. Check out these tips to help you improve your game faster.

Twinfold review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 5th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: THREES
This game borrows heavily from Sirvo Studios’s Threes! but the result is a game that feels completely unique and brilliant.
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Dragalia Lost - Resplendent Refrain Sabnock Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 3rd, 2018

Dragalia Lost's latest event, Resplendent Refrain, is an event that favors light Adventurers in an all new raid dungeon. This dungeon has four teams of four face off against the mighty Sabnock, which is probably the toughest raid fight in the game yet.

Although Sabnock is tough, he isn't unbeatable. We've been testing different ways to clear this raid and have been able to clear it consistently by following a few, simple guidelines. See below about how you too can start clearing the Sabnock fight:

Dragalia Lost Adventurers' Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 3rd, 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


General Guides

Progression Guide
Wyrmite - How to get a bunch of it quickly
How to be a Good Teammate
Daily Tasks Guide
The Imperial Onslaught Guide
The Best Four-Star Adventurers
High Midgardsormr - Prep Guide
Weapons Guide


Loyalty's Requiem

Loyalty's Requiem Guide
Phraeganoth Raid Guide


Trick or Treasure

Everything You Need to Know About Dragalia Lost's Upcoming Halloween Event
Trick or Treasure Jumpstart Guide


Kindness and Captivity

Kindness and Captivity: What You Need to Know
Hypnos Showdown Guide
Kindness and Captivity: How To To Close The Event Out Properly


A Wish to the Winds

A Wish to the Winds Event - What to Expect
Ruler of the Shore Guide


Resplendent Refrain

Resplendent Refrain Event - What to Expect
Sabnock Guide

Dragalia Lost - Weapons Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 30th, 2018

Dragalia Lost might seem like it’s all about the gacha at first, but there’s quite a bit more to the game than just hoping you pull the best Adventurers, dragons, and Wyrmprints, out of the virtual slot machine. If you truly want to master and conquer high level content in this game, it’s more important to know what you’re doing with what you have than just spending time and/or money to try and get a chance at something better.

Take weapons, for instance. Weapons are some of the most important items in Dragalia Lost, yet there’s no random component to them at all. From the start of the game, every player gets the chance to craft and upgrade any and all kinds of weapons that they want, and these are items that are more important than both dragons and Wyrmprints. That said, weapons can use a ton of materials to craft and upgrade, so you want to be judicious about what weapon work you do and when. Check out some tips below to make the most of your weapons in Dragalia Lost.

Super Fowlst review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 28th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ROGUE(F)LITE
Super Fowlst incorporates Spelunky into its mishmash of influences. This would be incredible if not for the game's kind of slow start.
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Dragalia Lost Guide - What You Need to Know About Resplendent Refrain

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 27th, 2018

It's been exactly two months since Dragalia Lost's release, and–although it isn't exactly what you'd expect from the likes of Nintendo–it has retained a strong following because of how often its events have come along. Since release, there have been four distinct events complete with unique challenges and rewards that really makes the game feel dynamic and worth sticking with.

This trend is showing no sign of stopping, as Dragalia Lost's fifth event is on the horizon. Resplendent Refrain is coming hot of the heels of the wind-based facility event, A Wish to the Winds, and promises another difficult raid for players to try and tackle cooperatively. Details are still a little scant on what Resplendent Refrain will contain specifically, but see below for some expert analysis of what to expect given what we know:

A Mortician's Tale review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 26th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A BRIEF ENCOUNTER WITH DEATH
A Mortician's Tale is not your typical video game experience, and that's a good thing.
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Kingdom Rush Vengeance review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 22nd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: VENGEANCE AND VILLAINY
Kingdom Rush is back, and badder than ever.
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148Apps Black Friday Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 21st, 2018

Is it too early for Black Friday? Yes, absolutely. But does Apple agree? No, apparently not. Tons of games have already been discounted on the App Store, and we'd like to give you a definitive guide on the best deals to grab.

To be clear, we won't be posting EVERY game sale on this page. For a firehose of all deals on games regardless of quality, look elsewhere. What we're listing below is just the deals on games that you definitely should buy if you haven't already.


Transistor - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read Pocket Gamer's Transistor review


Bastion - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Bastion review


Severed - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Severed review


Tiny Bubbles - $2.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Tiny Bubbles review


A Normal Lost Phone - $0.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our A Normal Lost Phone review


Agent A - $0.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Agent A review


XCOM: Enemy Within - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our XCOM: Enemy Within review

Dragalia Lost - Ruler of the Shore Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 20th, 2018

The toughest part of every facility event in Dragalia Lost is the pesky wave-based challenge battles. These fights push your Adventurers to the limit with tons of enemies with huge amounts of health that can take you down easily if you’re not careful.

With A Wish to the Wind, this wave-based event is as hard as ever, but it is certainly passable. Check out a few handy tips on how to beat the Ruler of the Shore mission below:

SIMULACRA: Pipe Dreams review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 19th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SPOOKY SATIRE
This indirect sequel to Simulacra fails to hit the highs of its predecessor.
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Spitkiss review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MAKES YOU SALIVATE
Don't let a bizarre setup stop you from playing this wonderfully creative platformer.
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Black Paradox review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Black Paradox is essentially a retrowave version of Steredenn. It's fine, but definitely familiar.
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