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Harry used to be really good at Snake on the Nokia 5110. Apparently though, digital snake wrangling isn't a proper job, so now he writes words about games instead.

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The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - February 21st

Posted by Harry Slater on February 21st, 2019

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Well, once again we've reached Thursday, which means it's time to have a look at the awesome games that have popped up on the App Store over the past seven days. We've got horror, we've got vampires, and we've got at least one game we still don't really understand. So that's a first.

Obviously loads more games have come out this week, and there's a chance we might have missed something in our trawl of the App Store. If that's the case, and you know of another awesome game that people should be playing, do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

Click here and you can check out what we thought were the best iOS games that came out last week. And now, without further ado, let's check out what we think are the best new games for iPhone and iPad.

The AAF app could be the only fantasy football game you need for your iPhone

Posted by Harry Slater on February 20th, 2019

Fantasy football is massive, which is something the AAF understands. It's a new American Football league that's two weeks into its first season. It's designed to serve a number of different masters - for one thing it's positioned itself as a second chance league, a place where NFL players who didn't make the cut can play meaningful games and prove that they're worth another look.

But it's the technology that the league uses that we're going to have a look at today - namely the app that you can grab right now from the App Store or the Google Play Store. The reason we're interested? Because you can now play along with the games live, tracking moves and making predictions on the fly.

Even if you're not a fan of American Football, it's a really interesting new way to engage with sports that could well become more and more popular if the AAF manages to take off over the next few weeks.

Everything you need to know to win in Jaws.io

Posted by Harry Slater on February 18th, 2019

Jaws.io is one of those games that just shouldn't be as much fun as it is. But it is as much fun as it is, so there you go. It's a game all about eating things, shooting a giant shark, and trying to score as many points as possible. And if there's points to be scored, you can bet that there are hints, tips, and tricks to be found as well. Which is where this article comes in.

We've put a good few hours into the game, and we've discovered some tactics that we think are going to help you out when you decide to give it a go. Obviously we'd love to hear your hints and tips too, if you've got any, so do drop any suggestions you've got in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Oh, and make sure you click here to check out the other exciting guides and how-tos we've been creating over the past few months. We've covered some of the biggest, most interesting games on the App Store, and we bet we've found something that'll help you out. You don't have to thank us though, it's what we do. Okay, on with the Jaws.io tips and tricks.

Everything you need to know to win in Knights of the Card Table

Posted by Harry Slater on February 15th, 2019

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Knights of the Card Table is a really clever, solitaire dungeon crawler that's not just crammed to the gills with monsters to fight and loot to find, it's also got one of the biggest hearts of any game we've seen on the App Store. We definitely think you should play it, but we want to make sure you're as clued up as you can be beforehand, which is where these tips and tricks come in.

We've put a good few hours into the game, so we definitely know what we're talking about here. That said, if you've got your own hints and tips to bring to the party, we'd love to hear them. Drop them in the comments section at the bottom of the article and we'll all be able to get better at the game, which is only going to make things more fun.

Click here and you can check out the other games that came out this week, and why we think you should be playing them. That way, even if you're not into Knights of the Card Table, you might find something to while away a few hours with this weekend. Right then, on with the guide.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - February 14th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 14th, 2019

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How is it already Thursday again? My oh my, doesn't time fly when you're playing the very best mobile games out there? We certainly hope it does, because we've gone ahead and written a list of what we think are the top 5 best games for iPhone and iPad that have landed on the App Store over the last seven days.

This week we've got two very different platformers, a .io game that shouldn't be anywhere near as much fun as it is, as well as a couple of games that like to play by their own rules. They're all really good though, and if it was up to us you'd read this article and then go and play all of them and have a lovely old time.

If you've got your own gaming suggestions for this week, feel free to chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And click here to check out what we thought were the best new games for iPhone and iPad that came out last week.

Three games for iPad and iPhone to keep you going until Apex Legends arrives

Posted by Harry Slater on February 13th, 2019

On Monday we told you that Apex Legends is, all being well, eventually going to end up on the App Store. That means you'll be able to play one of the best new battle royale shooters in months in the palm of your hand. However, it hasn't happened yet, which is why we've created this list of alternatives to tide you over until AL actually makes it across to iOS.

Obviously this is quite a short list, and there are games out there that might fit the bill as well. That's where you come in - let us know your own recommendations in the comments section at the bottom of the article, that way we're all going to be able to find something to countdown the weeks and months until Apex Legends comes out with.

Click here and you'll be able to check out all the other awesome lists we've been writing for you. Each one deals with a genre, a style, or just what we think are the very best games available for the devices you carry around in your pocket all the time. Right then, let's get on with these Apex Legends alternatives, shall we?

Why you should be excited about Apex Legends coming out for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on February 11th, 2019

You've no doubt heard of Apex Legends by now. It's a new take on the battle royale genre developed by Respawn, and published by EA. It went live on EA Origin, PS4, and Xbox One last week, and it's already been generating a lot of buzz around the non-mobile gaming world. More interestingly though, it's also started a similar amount of buzz in the much more important mobile gaming world too.

That's because there's a very good chance that the game is going to be coming out for phones and tablets in the not-too-distant future. This isn't hyperbole either, it's straight from the horse's mouth. If the horse is EA and its mouth is a quarterly earnings call. Which, for the purposes of this article, they are.

The top 5 best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - Feb 7th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 7th, 2019

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It's that time again - Thursday has rolled around which means the latest batch of new mobile games has landed on the App Store. There's loads of them, like there always is, so we've taken steps to make sure you know which are the best games that have come out for iPhone and iPad over the last seven days. Those steps are basically writing, and then posting, this list.

We've picked what we think are the finest new gaming experiences for your shiny phone or tablet, and we've given you download links so you can grab them in the shortest amount of time possible. We've even written down why we think you're going to enjoy the games. What a wonderful service we're providing for you.

If you've got your own suggestions for games that people should be playing this week, then do let everyone know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And click right here to check out what we thought the best games of last week were. That's the preamble done, let's move on to the main event.


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At first glance this one might look like a Clash Royale clone, but if you stick with it you're going to discover one of the finest PvP RTS experiences that the App Store has to offer. Collect twisted versions of fairytale heroes (the emperor from The Emperor's New Clothes is our personal favorite), and then battle with other teams to be the first to smash your opponent's bases.


The Stillness of the Wind

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A melancholic, slow game about a goat farm on the edge of a desert. You play an old woman who has to tend to the farm - milking the goats, collecting eggs, planting and tending to seeds, and dragging water out of the well at the edge of your property. All the while you're building up your routine, the world outside of the farm is starting to fall apart. This is a game that's definitely going to make you think.


Squish Machine

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Any game that channels Nitrome and Star Wars is fine by us. This is a short and sharp action platformer that sees you bouncing around a screen trying to push a button. That button stops the spikes at the top and bottom of the screen from closing in on you. The first few buttons are easy to push, but after that you're facing circular saws, more spikes, and a whole host of enemies too.


Elemancer

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There might be a lot of card games out there in mobile gaming land, but we're always happy to see new ones coming along if they do something different. Elemancer feels like it's trying to fit in the space between Hearthstone and the more casual end of the market, and if it can build up a big enough player base, we're pretty excited to see what the game can do.


The Horns

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This is out leftfield choice of the week. It's a text-based adventure game set in 1920s England. Except it's a 1920s England where a strange black fog has descended and ominous and evil creatures are stalking the land. It's up to you to figure out what's going on. And, perhaps more importantly, stay alive. Thanks to all the choices you have to make here, no two playthroughs are ever going to be the same.

The top 5 best word games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on February 6th, 2019

Word games can be a tricky genre to pin down. There are so many variations out there that sometimes it's hard to decide whether or not a game fits into the little pocket you're trying to push it into. That doesn't bother us though, because it's our job to do things like that. Which is why we've written this list of the best words game for iOS.

We're pretty sure we've picked five games that best represent every corner of the word game genre, from mystery to action, with a fat chunk of puzzling thrown in for good measure. Some of these games are going to make you think about the words you use in a completely different way, and we think that's something that should be shouted from the rooftops.

If you've got your own favorite word game that hasn't been included on the list, do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you click here you can check out all of the other lists on the site - each one is a work of exquisite beauty, even if we do say so ourselves. Right then, on with the word games.

Everything you need to win at Tacticool for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Posted by Harry Slater on February 4th, 2019

Tacticool really manages to live up to its name - because it's tactical, and it's cool. It's the sort of game you might pick up for a quick play, only to discover you've spent a few hours charging into the fray and trying to kill as many online enemies as you physically can. But if you're leading from the front, you're going to want to be sure you've got all the tips and tricks you need to succeed.

That's where this list comes in. We've played a good deal of Tacticool, and we like to think that we've certainly got the first part of the game's name down - you're going to have to find your own ways to make things cool, but we've got faith in you and your cool-making abilities, so we reckon you'll be alright.

And if you've got your own suggestions about how to get the most out of the game, make sure you let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Or don't, we understand that sometimes you want to keep your secrets to yourself. We will find ways to defeat you though, mark our words.

What does the announcement of Dr. Mario World mean for Nintendo's mobile gaming business?

Posted by Harry Slater on February 1st, 2019

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Well this has come out of nowhere. Here we were, waiting with baited breath for the release of Mario Kart Tour, and Nintendo has gone and pulled the rug out from under us. The Italian plumber's next appearance on the App Store isn't going to involve carts, or karts for that matter - it's going to involve white coats and stethoscopes. Because Dr. Mario World is on its way to mobile.

The news dropped last night, and it's fair to say we're a bit shocked. It's been a good long while since Nintendo even released anything on mobile, after a splurge of games over the past couple of years, but we'd never even heard that Dr. Mario was on its way, let alone that it was going to overtake Mario Kart Tour to become the next big N franchise to make it onto the App Store.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - January 31st

Posted by Harry Slater on January 31st, 2019

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It's Thursday, which means that most of the new games that are going to come out this week, have come out. There's loads of them, as ever, so we've picked what we think are the three best that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. And we think we've got a trio of proper smashers for you this week.

If you like shooting, escaping, or the painful drudgery of the working world, then there's going to be something here for you. We've got a port, and two games that are making their debut on the App Store. And all three are an awful lot of fun.

Since this is such a short list, there's a chance we've missed your favorite game off. Don't get angry though, just let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article - after all, we all love mobile gaming.

You can click here to check out some of the other awesome lists we've been writing as well. They're all really good, but then we would say that. Right then, on with our pick of the top games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week.

The top 3 best movie and TV tie-in games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on January 28th, 2019

Last week, Alien: Blackout landed on mobile. It's a pretty interesting take on the franchise that sees you playing as Ripley's daughter and guiding a team of rescuers through the xenomorph-infested corridors of a stricken space station. Think Five Nights at Freddy's but with Giger-designed monsters instead of animatronic teddy bears and you're getting there.

All of that made us think about the other games you can grab on the App Store that are based on best-selling pop culture franchises. We've picked three, but obviously there are way more out there. We'd love to hear if you've got your own, so do make your own suggestions in the comments section down at the bottom of the article.

That about covers it. Click here and you can check out all the other awesome lists we've written over the past few months. Each of them reveals some of the best games you can get on mobile, so once you've read them all you're going to be something close to a mobile gaming expert.

The top best games for iPhone and iPad coming out next week - January 25th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 25th, 2019

On Friday we always have something really important to do. Namely, it's when we prepare you for the next seven days, letting you know what we think are going to be the top games coming out over the next week. Forewarned is forearmed after all, so consider this us throwing a bunch of arms at you. But not in a weird way.

It's a pretty short list this week, but we expect more games to sneak up on us over the weekend. While it might not be the longest list in the world, the games on it are shaping up to be really rather special.

If you've spotted anything you think we've missed that's coming out next week, do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. And if you click here you can check out all of the other interesting lists we've written for you. You can trust us, they're all amazing.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - January 24th

Posted by Harry Slater on January 24th, 2019

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It's that time of the week again - we're going to check out what we think are the top five games that have come out on the App Store over the last seven days. There are some big names on the list, some small names on the list, and some middle-sized names on the list. We're covering a lot of bases here, just saying.

Obviously if you've got your own suggestions we'd love to hear them. If it was up to us we'd make this list about 20 times longer, but we simply don't have the time, so adding your own ideas is going to fill us with a lovely kind of share-y joy.

Click here and you can check out a whole bunch of the other lists that we've been creating over the past few months. Much like this list, we reckon there's going to be something for everyone there. And that's the 148Apps guarantee.