All Posts By Jennifer Allen

Posts :: Feed

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
Fast Fishing Review

Fast Fishing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fishing is far from relaxing in Fast Fishing, but it is fun.

Read The Full Review »
Saved Review

Saved Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Saved is a convenient and speedy way of adding expenses and keeping track of your monthly budget.

Read The Full Review »
Satellina Review

Satellina Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Satellina requires quick thinking and twitchy fingers, and it's pretty fun.

Read The Full Review »
Logic Dots Review

Logic Dots Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A mixture of Sudoku and Picrosse is a successful combination for Logic Dots.

Read The Full Review »
ANNO: Build An Empire Review

ANNO: Build An Empire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A shadow of the franchise it's based upon, ANNO: Build an Empire isn't a very good freemium city builder.

Read The Full Review »
Football Owner Review

Football Owner Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It lacks the soul and heart of other soccer management games, but Football Owner does benefit from being speedy.

Read The Full Review »
Travel Money Tracker Review

Travel Money Tracker Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Need to keep track of your finances while travelling? Don't fully understand the local currency? Travel Money Tracker solves all that.

Read The Full Review »
Hammy Go Round Review

Hammy Go Round Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cute but basic is the premise behind endless runner/roller Hammy Go Round.

Read The Full Review »
Unpixelate Review

Unpixelate Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Roll a ball from platform to platform in Unpixelate, a challenging but cumbersomely designed puzzler.

Read The Full Review »
Bust-A-Move Islands Review

Bust-A-Move Islands Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's Bust-A-Move all over again, but with a few tricks up its sleeve.

Read The Full Review »
Bryq Review

Bryq Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Want to send messages that contain things between the lines? Bryq is the app for you.

Read The Full Review »
Adventure Time Game Wizard Review

Adventure Time Game Wizard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The control issues are annoying but Adventure Time Game Wizard offers plenty of charm, along with a way to make your own levels.

Read The Full Review »
Gunslugs 2 Review

Gunslugs 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gunslugs 2 is a chaotic run and gun shooter with all the subtlety of a brick coming through a window.

Read The Full Review »
ASAP Shapes Review

ASAP Shapes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It won't keep you hooked for a long time, but there's a nice idea behind the quick-thinking ASAP Shapes.

Read The Full Review »
dooDlefense Review

dooDlefense Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
More hands-on than most Tower Defense games, dooDlefense doesn't entirely succeed but it's a neat idea.

Read The Full Review »
Socioball Review

Socioball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Socioball is a tricky but well made collection of puzzles relating to getting a ball to the finish line.

Read The Full Review »
KingsRoad Review

KingsRoad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It's simple and far from innovative, but KingsRoad is a fun way to spend some time, hacking n slashing.

Read The Full Review »
Raids of Glory Review

Raids of Glory Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Raids of Glory is a familiar base building game, but it's a well made one.

Read The Full Review »
Ahoy there, matey:
Want to know if this particular brand of swashbuckling is for you? Check out our Raids of Glory review!

So you’ve just downloaded Raids of Glory and are in need of some assistance as to what to do first? We’ve got you covered with some handy beginners’ tips and tricks to help ease you into the process.
 

The currencies

raidsofglory10
As anyone used to Clash of Clans style games knows, understanding the currencies involved is important to success. Raids of Glory offers a few different types.

  • Gold – Gold buys stuff, predictably. All new buildings are dependent upon it rather than any need for special resources. The prices steadily rise though, so expect to always be short on gold.
  • Rum – Rum buys you the love of a pirate. OK, not the love, but the loyalty. Those pirates can then be sent out to attack enemy outposts, so you want to have enough rum to hire more at any time.
  • Skulls – Skulls are the premium currency and are primarily used to speed things along. Try to resist using them for the little things and plan accordingly. Fortunately, more skulls aren’t too hard to come by.
  • In the case of gold and rum, you can hold your finger down to their respective bars and you’ll be told what your hourly output is. It’s a handy guide to seeing how well you’re progressing.


Continue reading Raids of Glory: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for the Newbie Pirate »

Flockers Review

Flockers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Think Lemmings and you're not far off when it comes to Flockers.

Read The Full Review »
Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones Review

Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Its story isn't quite as gripping as others, but Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones has some great tricks up its sleeves.

Read The Full Review »
Glass Planner Review

Glass Planner Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Glass Planner makes it even easier to arrange your life and tasks, all in one place.

Read The Full Review »
Evernote Scannable Review

Evernote Scannable Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Scan mostly any document you could need with Evernote Scannable.

Read The Full Review »
P.A.C.O. Review

P.A.C.O. Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Timing is everything in P.A.C.O. but its steep difficulty level doesn't reward you with enough to keep you playing.

Read The Full Review »
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Rush Review

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Rush Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Rush is a cute if simple Endless Runner, with baking skills that will make you hungry.

Read The Full Review »
Castle – Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Review

Castle – Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hidden Object and casual gaming fans will like what Castle - Never Judge a Book By Its Cover has to offer.

Read The Full Review »
Drop Wizard Review

Drop Wizard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Harkening back to the challenge of single screen platformers, Drop Wizard isn't for the faint hearted but it is very enjoyable.

Read The Full Review »
Hero Pop Review

Hero Pop Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hero Pop is a simple but enjoyable balloon bursting match-3 game with some elements of tactical thinking.

Read The Full Review »
Sol Invictus Review

Sol Invictus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Sol Invictus is a pretty enjoyable sequel to Cubus Games's Heavy Metal Thunder, which was itself a similarly fun adventure game book.

Read The Full Review »
Wizard Golf RPG Review

Wizard Golf RPG Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Combining golf with RPG mechanics and a dash of puzzle solving, Wizard Golf RPG is rather enjoyable.

Read The Full Review »
    Advertisement    





Featured Apps

    Advertisement    


Categories

Developers

Would you like your application reviewed on 148Apps? See the About page for information.
    Advertisement    


Latest Posts

Oceanhouse Media Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday With an Important Sale of Related Apps

I am eager to let readers know about Oceanhouse Media’s annual app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday from Wednesday, February 25 through Monday, March 9. During this time, five of their best-selling Seuss stories will be on sale for $0.99 each, and there will be discounts for other classic Dr. Seuss titles as […]

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces an Awesome Mobile Games Line-Up!

Batman and Mortal Kombat take over our mobile devices this year and we couldn't be happier.


Steel Media Network

148Apps - iPhone app reviews and news. The best gosh darn iPhone app site this side of Mars.
http://148apps.com :: @148Apps

Android Rundown - Android news and reviews. Where you get the rundown on Android apps and hardware.
http://AndroidRundown.com :: @AndroidRundown

Best App Ever - Yearly Mobile App Achievement Awards.
http://bestappever.com :: @BestAppEver

Pocket Gamer - Mobile game reviews, news, and features.
http://PocketGamer.co.uk :: @PocketGamer

Pocket Gamer.biz - Mobile games industry news, opinion, and analysis.
http://PocketGamer.biz :: @pgbiz

AppSpy - iOS game news and video reviews.
http://appspy.com :: @appspy