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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
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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Fat Chicken Review

Fat Chicken Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fat Chicken offers a cool if gruesome idea for a reverse Tower Defense game, but it's actually quite formulaic.

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angrybirdsAngry Birds has been around for 5 years this month. The original game has spawned many successful spin-offs – not only via mobile gaming but also on games consoles and PCs. It’s been a phenomenal success story; the kind that few could have accurately predicted. It’s spawned more than just games, though. It’s also given us so many different pieces of merchandise. You could probably fill a house with the stuff. There’s stationery, quilt covers, cuddly toys, and so many other Angry Birds related bits and pieces, both official and unofficial. We take a look at some of the more unusual things you can buy to satisfy your Angry Birds loving needs.
Continue reading The Weird and Wacky World of Angry Birds Merchandise »

Peggle Blast Review

Peggle Blast Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's everyone's favorite, Peggle, but with a few too many freemium elements for comfort.

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Letters of Boom Review

Letters of Boom Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A fairly straightforward word game, Letters of Boom lacks that 'wow' factor.

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Offroad Legends 2 Review

Offroad Legends 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Kind of Trials like but with trucks and buses, Offroad Legends 2 is a fairly respectable physics based racing game.

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Day 148:
How did we feel about all this zombie road rage? Check out our Earn to Die 2 review to find out!

Just bought Earn to Die 2 and could do with some advice on what to focus on and just what to do? Never fear for we’ve got you covered! While Earn to Die 2 doesn’t require a conventional walkthrough, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can make your path to salvation a bit simpler.


 

General Tips

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Earn to Die 2 offers quite a few buttons, but you don’t actually have to manipulate your vehicle as much as you’d expect.

  • Little taps of the left or right rotation button on the side of the screen will help the most here.
  • Don’t overdo it as you’ll just flip your vehicle and potentially damage it.
  • Do, however, keep your finger on the acceleration button. If you slow to a stop, it’s game over, whether you’ve got fuel left or not.
  • Use the boost button sparingly as you’ve only got a limited supply. An ideal moment to activate it is when you’re just about to go up a ramp. You can go flying up it, giving you some much needed air and covering plenty of distance.
    Continue reading Earn to Die 2: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Outracing Those Zombies »
Earn to Die 2 Review

Earn to Die 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It starts so well, but Earn to Die 2 fails to have the traction or originality in the end.

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Calling All Kingdoms:
Want to know why we’re calling it “one of the better tower defense games in recent times?” Check out our Kingdom Rush Origins review.

Easily one of the better tower defense games in recent times, Kingdom Rush Origins HD is a very enjoyable experience. While you might feel like an old hand at it, this might also be your first foray into the series. Either way, we’ve got some helpful tips and tricks to hopefully ensure that your success.


 

Duking it Out

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A lot of the strategy behind winning at Kingdom Rush Origins HD is knowing how to use choke points.

  • Every level has one or more choke point – an area where the enemy is funneled through and is more open to attack, usually because of the environment around them. Figure each of them out and focus on using it to your advantage.
  • One good way of using a choke point to your advantage is to create a blockade of an archer tower along with a melee tower.
  • Archers are good at dishing out the damage but they’re too easy to get away from on their own. Combine them with a melee tower, however, and the ground troops slow the enemy down, enabling your archers to pick them off.


Continue reading Kingdom Rush Origins HD: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies For Being a Successful Leader »

Dubify Review

Dubify Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Add dub step and techno music to your video clips with this easy to use app.

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Ultramask Review

Ultramask Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Use geometrical shapes to frame your photography with Ultramask.

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Dwelp Review

Dwelp Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dwelp is a simple puzzle game but its simple exterior belies a challenging experience.

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Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove HD Review

Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove, Sacred Grove HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A decent new installment for the popular Mystery Case Files series.

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Proun+ Review

Proun+ Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Twitchy racing aplenty in Proun+, an enjoyably tricky title.

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Darkness Reborn Review

Darkness Reborn Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's a little mindless but Darkness Reborn is mostly just good fun.

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Tripnary Review

Tripnary Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Want to create a travel bucket list? Tripnary is a fun way to do exactly that.

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