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Jennifer Allen

Senior Writer with the 148Apps Network since September 7, 2010

Jen lives in not so sunny Wales in the UK. A keen games player for the past 25 years, she cites Final Fantasy VII and Goldeneye as 'life-changing', but is just as comfortable delving into the varied world of apps too. As a freelance writer, Jen has found that sleep is an unnecessary complication in life, and isn't entirely sure what she'd do without her trusty iPhone and iPad.

Connect with Jennifer via:
Twitter: @jenjeahaly
Email :: jennifer.allen@148apps.com
Mahjong Journey Review

Mahjong Journey Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Aimed at the more laid back gamer, Mahjong Journey isn't for everyone, but those looking for some classic solitaire action will be happy.

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UponPixels Review

UponPixels Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Add cool typography and objects to your photos with the easy to use UponPixels.

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Dragon Quest III Review

Dragon Quest III Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A walk down memory lane isn't foolproof for Dragon Quest III, but it has its merits.

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Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War Review

Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War could be great fun, but its plethora of freemium elements damage its chances.

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Creatures Such As We Review

Creatures Such As We Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Taking a more sedate approach to interactive fiction, Creatures Such As We proves to be quite thought provoking.

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Hipstify Review

Hipstify Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Add filters, quotes, and fancy frames to your images, thanks to Hipstify.

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Wthr Complete Review

Wthr Complete Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Living up to its name, Wthr Complete offers plenty of weather forecasting.

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PDF Office Review

PDF Office Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Want to create your own PDF files? Import them from elsewhere? Adapt a web page into a PDF? PDF Office does all that.

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Spoiler Alert Review

Spoiler Alert Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Spoiler Alert is an interesting take on the auto-runner, involving you running backwards through levels.

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Crusaders Quest Review

Crusaders Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hire as many heroes as possible in this fun at first but grind-heavy freemium RPG.

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Papers, Please Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Being a border control worker for a corrupt country in a dystopian past really shouldn't be as gripping as it is.

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Escape From LaVille 2 Review

Escape From LaVille 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Escape from LaVille 2 wants to be moody and atmospheric, but it's really not that interesting.

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Super Drop Jam Review

Super Drop Jam Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Match up corresponding numbered tiles and quickly in this fun, if sometimes too simple, score chaser.

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1Writer Review

1Writer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want something simple to add some notes to? Want something powerful with markdown and javascript support? 1Writer offers both in one convenient package.

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Hey There, Card Sharks:
If you’d like to see how much we enjoyed (to a point) all this card-collecting and fighting, check out our Elune Saga review!

So, you liked the look of card collecting/RPG mash-up Elune Saga and you’ve gone and downloaded it. Now you don’t know what to do next or how best to save the world? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with some helpful tips and tricks on how best to handle everything. They should ensure you’ll be the finest fighter out there in no time.


General Advice

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  • You’ll soon see that friends are important. You can recruit another player to help you out in battle, which is particularly handy when you haven’t got a full complement of 4 heroes yet.
  • Add new friends often. The game recommends some fighters and you should definitely add them. They’ll come in handy.
  • Save the best fighters for boss battles and anything else that’s going to challenge you. You can only use them once every few hours, so make it count.
  • You’ll soon end up with plenty of souls/cards. Don’t bother keeping those with only one star. Instead, use them to upgrade your better souls, especially the rare ones. After a time you’ll find yourself doing this with two star souls, too.
  • Equip your best characters with these highest star quality cards for the best results.
  • Gold is partially gained through completing achievements. Pursue these achievements. They rarely involve going out of your way anyway, and gold is useful.

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  • Save up Soulstones. They come at a reasonably steady rate, which is convenient as 30 buys you a new soul/card. Save them up till you’ve got enough for two. Buy two in a row and the second one only costs 27 Soulstones. The 3 stone savings adds up!
  • The arena unlocks fairly early on but that doesn’t mean you should try it. Wait a while until you have a full 4 character squad, build it up, then consider checking out the arena. It’s tough!
  • Also tough but rewarding are the time-sensitive quests that come with the dungeon unlocking at level 8. Do these often but bear in mind that you need to be well equipped to stand much chance of success.
  • Replay earlier missions. They’re great for easy experience and gold. You can set the game to auto and set aside your iOS device to do all the work for you.

 

Combat

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  • Positioning can make all the difference between success and failure. Put your low health units and healers at the back while the stronger units go to the front. Most of the time, the units at the front will take the most damage.
  • Target enemies that can stun you first. If they stun you, you can’t move for a few turns, which instantly reduces your firepower. Don’t let that happen!


Continue reading Elune Saga: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Being the Finest Fighter »

Elune Saga Review

Elune Saga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Elune Saga is a slightly unremarkable freemium-based RPG, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun.

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Mister Mushy Review

Mister Mushy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mister Mushy is a fairly charming storybook app for young children.

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Astro Boy Flight Review

Astro Boy Flight Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Astro Boy Flight is a very unremarkable endless 2d shooter that really does feel never-ending.

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Kitchen Wizard Review

Kitchen Wizard Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Kitchen Wizard offers recipe ideas based on the content of your fridge and cupboards, without any airs or graces.

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Got a Sweet Tooth?
All these strategies for crushing candy (and soda!) are all well and good, but what if you want to know if you should even bother with it in the first place? Fortunately that’s precisely why we have a Candy Crush Soda Saga review for you!

Have you recently downloaded Candy Crush Soda Saga and are in need of some help? We’re here with some handy tips and tricks to get you out of a jam!


 

The Basics

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It sounds a little obvious but remember – this isn’t Candy Crush Saga or any of the other Match-3 games you may have played. Candy Crush Soda Saga isn’t just about matching up anything and everything. All the levels have key objectives that you really need to focus on. Don’t be distracted.

  • The Bubble Bear stages require you to make the bubble bears float to the top. This is done by matching up soda bottles to make the soda level rise, thereby taking the bubble bears upwards.
  • Always focus on clearing soda bottles first.
  • When you can’t match up a soda bottle, focus on matching directly above the bubble bears to help them float to the top that bit faster.
  • It’s possible to have soda bottles float off the top of the screen. Don’t let them. Match them up before they get that far.
    Continue reading Candy Crush Soda Saga: Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats on How to Take Out All the Candies »
Adobe Premiere Clip Review

Adobe Premiere Clip Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Edit videos and create fun montages with Adobe Premiere Clip - an easy to use video editing app.

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My Talking Angela Review

My Talking Angela Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
More for kids than adults, My Talking Angela will no doubt command the success that its older brother, Tom, has easily achieved.

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Noda Review

Noda Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Manipulate dots to add or subtract, and place them in the right gaps. It's fun, despite how it sounds.

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Tomb Raider II Review

Tomb Raider II Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Awkward virtual controls mean that any fondness for the source material of Tomb Raider II soon fades.

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Stacks 2 Review

Stacks 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Quickly gain currency conversion information through various methods with this very useful app.

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Night at the Museum: Hidden Treasures Review

Night at the Museum: Hidden Treasures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Seek out objects in this overly easy and far too cynical hidden object game, loosely based on the forthcoming movie.

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Sortpad Review

Sortpad Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
In need of arranging your photos into some more useful folders? Sortpad could be just what you need.

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The Witcher Adventure Game Review

The Witcher Adventure Game Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A digital adaptation of the tabletop game of the same name, The Witcher Adventure Game is good but has a critical flaw.

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Nintype Review

Nintype Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There's a steep learning curve involved, but stick with Nintype, and your typing speed should improve immeasurably.

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FastWord Review

FastWord Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Create words fast or slow. It's your call in strategy focused and fun, FastWord.

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