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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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Home Street guide - how to make friends and build your dream house

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 16th, 2017

From the creators of Food Street comes Home Street, a new simulation game that tasks you with building a social network and designing a beautiful home. It's a bit like The Sims, but you won't have to worry about the daily chores involved (feeding, exercise, etc.).

In Home Street, you'll largely be concerned with earning money and crafting rare items. There are a few key beginner strategies to help you out with this process.

Color Ballz guide - how to bounce to the top of the leader boards

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 16th, 2017



Color Ballz
is an addictive new arcade title from Ketchapp Studios. It takes old school mechanics from games like Brickles and puts a fun twist on it. Your job? To catch balls with a paddle and send them back into a chute to be carried back to the top of the screen, where they can be thrown at you again. You want to make sure you miss as few balls as possible to get a high score.

There are a few strategies to keep in mind if you want to see your name at the top of those leaderboards.

Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter guide - tips for starting a new character

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 16th, 2017

Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter launched this week to players all over the world. It's a beautiful mobile MMORPG that blends elements of Eastern and Western fantasy. It reminds us of a mix between World of Warcraft and Jade Empire.

MMO's can have a bit of a learning curve when you're starting out, so let's go over a few tips to help you get started in the first few levels of the game. You'll be out and about slaying dragons with your guild members in no time.

The best new games we played this week - October 13

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 13th, 2017



Phew. It has been a week, but now it's time to relax, put your feet up, and enjoy some brand new mobile games. It was a bit of slow week, but there's still plenty of new titles to add to your collection. Here are four of our favorites.

Into the Dead 2 guide - how to survive the zombie apocalypse

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 12th, 2017

Into the Dead 2 is an endless gunner, of sorts, with a lot of grit and satisfying gunplay behind it. The game looks amazing, and tells an effective story to boot. Plus, it has some quality voice acting behind it to really bring the story to life.

Though it's an endless runner-esque game, things can get tough out there when hundreds of zombies are ganging up on you. Here are a few tips to help you survive every level.

The Talos Principle comes to mobile -- here are 7 other Devolver Digital games you should play

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 12th, 2017



Sci-fi puzzler The Talos Principle arrived on the App Store this week. The game, which tells the tale of a newly awokened robot, is a philosophical story of what it means to be human, while the player explores over 100 different areas in a beautiful 3D space.

The game is published by Devolver Digital, who has a bounty of other fine indie titles on iOS. Here are seven of the best.

The best mobile tycoon games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 11th, 2017



Games are meant to be an escape from real world drudgery, but we sure love games that put us to work. Tycoon games often have us up into the wee hours of the morning clicking away. There's just something about running an imaginary business. If you're looking for some fun tycoon games to play on your mobile device, here are a few of our favorites.

The best virtual pet apps on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 11th, 2017

Virtual pets have become a mainstay in the modern gaming world, though newer titles have added on new bells and whistles to keep things exciting. Virtual pets are no longer just about feeding and cleaning up poop before your 8-bit blob withers away. Now there are all sorts of things you can do with virtual pets, especially on mobile, where you're free to take your companions with you on the go. Here are five of our favorites.

Color 6 guide - how to score high

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 11th, 2017



Color 6
is a well, colorful puzzle game in which you fit geometric shapes on a 2D board to score points. It can get tricky when you can only match shapes of the same color, and the hexagonal board starts to fill up. We have a few tips to help you get a high score while using the fewest moves possible.

The best deals on the App Store this week - October 10

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 10th, 2017



In this ever-changing world of mobile news, few things are guaranteed. Few things, that is, save for the always dependable deals going up on the App Store each week.

Our friendly ritual continues this week with more games fresh from the App Store bargain bin. It's an especially good week for fans of board and card games. Let's take a look.

The best mobile MMORPGs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 10th, 2017



MMORPGs still have quite a bit of growing to do in the mobile space, but we're starting to see these large scale multiplayer games more and more. With the promise of games like Lineage II and EVE Online hitting iOS and Android, it's clear to see that MMORPG developers are setting their eyes on mobile.

There are already a few great MMORPGs on mobile if you're looking to do some questing on the go. Here are four of our favorites.

Dunk Hit guide -- how to score high and get perfect shots

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 10th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad



Dunk Hit
is a new high score chaser from Voodoo, purveyors of breezy, addictive arcade games. Players try to make sweet dunks using the fewest dribbles possible. It's easy to jump right in and start scoring, but harder to chain dunks together for super high scores.

We've gathered a few tips and tricks for reaching high scores and getting perfect shots. Let's take a look.

What we know about the new EVE Online mobile game so far

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 8th, 2017



CCP Games announced at EVE Vegas this week that they're partnering with PlayRaven games to create a new mobile game set in the EVE universe. Project Aurora, the game's working title, is a condensed version of CCP's sprawling space MMORPG, though its promising all of the drama and epic battles you might be familiar with in EVE Online. We got a chance to sit down with the developers and play some Project Aurora this weekend. Here are a few things we learned about the game.

The best new games we played this week - October 6

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 6th, 2017



Happy Friday, 148Apps friends. It's time for our weekly roundup, where we come together every Friday to reflect on the best games we've played this week. This week was a bit sparse, but the new games we did get were pretty high quality. Moreover, the games were super interesting, and you'll find that each game on this list does something unique. Let's get started.

Stranger Things: The Game guide - tips and tricks for exploring Hawkins

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 5th, 2017
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Stranger Things season 2 debuts later this month, but if you’re dying to return to Hawkins, Indiana a bit sooner, Stranger Things: The Game has you covered. It’s an action adventure game featuring your favorite characters from the Netflix series, and it’s completely free.

Keeping with the series’ penchant for 80s nostalgia, the game is done up in pixel art that renders the show’s setting faithfully. The game’s a delight to play, too, though its open ended nature might keep you guessing at some points. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you play through the game.