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Jessica Famularo writes about video games, both mobile and not-so-mobile. She used to be addicted to an MMORPG, but is proud to say she now goes outside sometimes.

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The 5 most anticipated mobile games of 2018

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 6th, 2018

2017 was a pretty outstanding year for mobile games, and one we won't soon forget. While you might still be working through your back log of positively brilliant games from the past year, we're still excited to see what the next year has in store. While we're expecting plenty of surprises along the way (that's the nature of the biz, after all), there are quite a few games already announced that we're eager to get a hold of. Here are five of our most anticipated games of 2018.

The best new games we played this week - January 5

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 6th, 2018



It's always hard returning to the daily grind after the holiday break, so it's best to take things a bit slowly. Turns out the mobile gaming world is getting off to a lazy start, too, but we still have three excellent games to feature. Let's get the weekend started off right.

Dash Quest Heroes guide - tips and tricks for becoming a strong hero

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 5th, 2018

Dash Quest Heroes has certainly been a pleasant surprise. It's an endless runner paired with Zelda-esque hack and slash RPG mechanics, with charming pixel graphics that veer far from the generic. It's a great little diversion with some pretty hefty details.

We're going to show you how to be successful on your quest as a fledgling adventurer. Due to the game's endless nature, things can come at you fast in Dash Quest Heroes, and it's best to go in prepared. Here are a few tips and tricks to help get you started.

The best new games we played in December 2017

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 4th, 2018



2017 certainly went out with a bang as far as mobile games go. We were treated to a little bit of everything last month, including a bunch of Game of the Year contenders. That's no small feat for 31 days' time. That's why our roundup this month has 12 entries. Let's take a look at the best new games of December.

The best deals on the App Store this week - January 3

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 4th, 2018



With the holidays now firmly behind us, it's time to march head first into the New Year and face whatever it may bring. Things are looking good for 2018 so far, though, if the bargains on the App Store are any indication. There are some pretty excellent discounts on games to help ring in this first week of the year. Here are the best deals on the App Store this week.

Twisty Road! guide - how to hit high scores

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 4th, 2018

Twisty Road! is the new big hit from prolific developer Voodoo. It's another simple high-score chaser in a line of similar games, but this time you're guiding a ball down a precarious, twisting path to get as far as you possibly can.

While the concept itself is simple, hitting the top of the leader boards is not a simple task. The game's titular twisty roads is no casual country-side drive. You'll need to think and react fast if you want to get anywhere. Here are a few tips to help you reach a high score.

Bridge Constructor Portal guide - beginner tips, tricks, and hints

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 3rd, 2018

Bridge Constructor Portal merges the best parts of Bridge Constructor and Portal, tasking the player with fun building challenges with a surprising sci-fi twist. The difficulty can ramp up pretty quickly, but there are a few helpful tips you can use to help you overcome any obstacle with a little creativity. Here are a few helfpul hints to help you forge your own path in Bridge Constructor Portal.

148Apps's best games of 2017 - Jessica's list

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 30th, 2017



It's been a pretty spectacular year for mobile games, with all sorts of unique titles sprouting up, many by surprise. With top-knotch games launching on a near weekly basis, it's been quite a task narrowing my top choices down to just ten entries. I've opted to present my list in no particular order -- these games all excel at very different things, excellent exemplars of what their genres do best. Without further ado, here are my favorite games of 2017.

The biggest mobile esports to look out for in 2018

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 27th, 2017

With the exception of Vainglory, few mobile games have managed to make their mark in the world of mainstream esports. However, 2017 was a pretty eventful year for competitive mobile games, and many have set their eyes on 2018 as the year that mobile games will finally have their breakthrough in esports.

The best deals on the App Store this week - December 27

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 27th, 2017

The holiday season may be drawing to a close, but there's still plenty to celebrate. You'll find many popular games at incredible discounts on the App Store right now. We've gone and rounded up the best deals on iOS games this week.

The best new games we played this week - December 22

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 22nd, 2017

It's another week of excellent new games on the App Store. Again, we see the return of some familiar faces and a few new titles to shake things up a bit. Pick up any of these games to enjoy during the holiday break--we're sure you'll find something here to satisfy your mobile game craving.

Dream Town Story guide - every combo you can build

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 22nd, 2017



Creating combos, clusters of related buildings, in Dream Town Story is possibly the best way to load up on money and improve your town overall. However, building these combos takes some careful preparation pretty far in advance, especially if you're going for every combo.

Note that these buidings don't have to be right next to each other, but they have to be within one another's range or area of effect. With more than 50, you'll have to starting your city out from the get-go. To help you out, we've listed every single combo in the game.

Dream Town Story guide - how to build a bustling metropolis

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 22nd, 2017

Kairosoft has returned with another wonderful sim game—Dream Town Story. It's a pretty little pixelated adventure with great attention to detail and hours worth of content. You'll be able to control every facet of your fledgling city.

With that said, there are a few things to pay attention to starting out to ensure your success. Here are a few tips to help your town get started off right.

Arena of Valor guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 21st, 2017

Arena of Valor has finally arrived in North and South America, bringing a rare, fully-polished MOBA experience to iOS. It's a classic MOBA much like League of Legends when it comes down to its core elements. If you're looking to get into the wild world of MOBAs, Arena of Valor is a great entry point.

However, there are a few things you should take into account if you're a beginner. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Knives Out guide - how to survive

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017



Battle royale games have finally arrived on mobile devices, and now they're everywhere, but one of the most popular is Knives Out, a survival shooter much like Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

You land on a desolate island with the single goal of being the last person standing. You'll have to scrap together whatever you find to build up the best defense you can to avoid the 99 other people who also happen to be fighting for survival. We're going to show you how to build up some real staying power in Knives Out.