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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
Monzo Review

Monzo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Monzo is a neat idea for those who want to build model kits without the mess, but it turns very expensive.

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The Counting Kingdom Review

The Counting Kingdom Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Learning IS fun when it comes to mathematical based Tower Defense game, The Counting Kingdom.

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SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Review

SAS: Zombie Assault 4 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Shoot everything that moves in this fun, if flawed, twin-stick shooter.

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Calling all agents:
Would you like to see what we thought of this rather pretty base builder? Check out our Agents of Storm review!

Have you downloaded Agents of Storm, been bowled over by the graphics, and aren’t quite sure what to do next? Never fear, for we’re here with some handy tips and tricks to help any beginner get started!
 

Diamonds Are Your Best Friend

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  • Diamonds don’t come easily in this game, which is a shame because they’re very useful. For that reason, don’t use them early on. Encouraging you to do exactly that is a common thing with games like this, but resist. There’s just no point using them up to save you a minute of time, when later on they’ll be far more useful.
  • To boost your diamond supply, work towards the achievements that Agents of Storm likes you to complete. You’ll earn a few diamonds here and there for completing some fairly straightforward tasks.
  • You can watch videos for free diamonds, too. It’s a bit tedious, but it’s handy when trying to earn more. You could always leave the video playing while doing something else away from your phone for those few seconds!

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  • Put those diamonds towards the many enhancements in the shop. These can make all the difference. The Build Module reduces the cool down time between buildings, while Pagoda gives you experience just for being there. Waterfall gives you more gold from every attack you complete.
  • Focus on upgrading your resource gathering buildings for that very reason. Gold is particularly useful as it’s needed for attacking islands. As island attacks are your main source of progressing anywhere in the game, you want to focus on this.


Continue reading Agents of Storm: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to be the Strongest Out There »

Agents of Storm Review

Agents of Storm Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Agents of Storm might look pretty, but it's a game you've played before. A lot.

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Base Busters Review

Base Busters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mixing up two forms of tower defense gaming and collectible cards, Base Busters is a fun mix that's restricted by freemium elements.

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Mmm Fingers Review

Mmm Fingers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chasing high scores with just one finger works well for Mmm Fingers.

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Go To Bed: Survive The Night Review

Go To Bed: Survive The Night Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Go To Bed: Survive The Night looks and sounds great, but it's actually quite basic in its execution.

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Tilt To Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge Review

Tilt To Live: Gauntlet’s Revenge Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Frustrating at times, Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge is sure to hook masochists in.

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PhotoMath Review

PhotoMath Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Solve any printed mathematical equation easily and quickly, thanks to PhotoMath.

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Republique: Episode 3 Review

Republique: Episode 3 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Providing more storyline and more intrigue, Republique: Episode 3 is a fun journey if a little repetitive in places.

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Thieves’ Gambit: Curse of the Black Cat Review

Thieves’ Gambit: Curse of the Black Cat Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Thieves’ Gambit: Curse of the Black Cat offers some intriguing storytelling, even if it does lack the finer features we expect from an iOS adventure.

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TinType Review

TinType Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
TinType offers some very limited photo filtering effects that, while attractive, are all too restrictive.

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Pixelmator Review

Pixelmator Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Pixelmator is a great way to edit and repair photos on your iPad.

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Rival Stars Basketball Review

Rival Stars Basketball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rival Stars Basketball is a fun mixture of basketball and card collecting but its energy system will annoy.

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I Am Dolphin Review

I Am Dolphin Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Swim around and eat nearly everything that moves in I Am Dolphin, a fun Ecco-ish kind of game.

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Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch Review

Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fighting Fantasy: Caverns of the Snow Witch is a sterling release from Tin Man Games, as per usual.

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Sleep Attack TD Review

Sleep Attack TD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sleep Attack TD is a tower defense game with a difference - you can rotate the layout - and it's pretty good.

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Super Glyph Quest Review

Super Glyph Quest Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Improving upon the earlier Glyph Quest comes Super Glyph Quest, a compelling Match-3/RPG mashup.

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Jam Messenger Review

Jam Messenger Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Want a very quick way to send push-based messages? Jam Messenger is basic but speedy.

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Bee Brilliant Review

Bee Brilliant Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want even more Match-3 gaming and fancy a bee based twist? Bee Brilliant is that game. Don't expect innovation though.

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The Silent Age Episode 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rounding off a great point and click adventure comes The Silent Age Episode 2.

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Squawkin Review

Squawkin Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Offering plenty of ways to communicate, Squawkin is a little quiet for meeting new friends, but it's fine for group collaboration.

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Reshape Review

Reshape Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Match triangles together to form cubes in this fast-paced and twitchy game.

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Starfly Review

Starfly Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Want a slightly different browsing experience? Starfly is a pretty personalized one but it's also buggy.

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Clips Review

Clips Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Making copying and pasting more powerful than usual, Clips is a great way to move stuff around.

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MonSense Review

MonSense Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Organize your finances with the quick and easy to use, MonSense.

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Angry Birds Transformers Review

Angry Birds Transformers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Transformed in a way you wouldn't expect, Angry Birds Transformers is a quite entertaining auto-runner.

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The Sagas of Fire*Wolf Review

The Sagas of Fire*Wolf Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering four adventure game books in one, The Sagas of Fire*Wolf is some serious value for the money.

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