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Polyform Review

Polyform Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Polyform is an easily-digestible puzzle game that has few surprises, but is enjoyable nonetheless.

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Flyhunter Origins Review

Flyhunter Origins Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Flyhunter Origins is a gorgeous action game with some enjoyable concepts, but at times it's also a victim of its own prettiness.

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Iris Synthesis Review

Iris Synthesis Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Iris Synthesis stands out as a cool puzzle game, though it's definitely recommended for play on larger screens.

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Wicked Lair Review

Wicked Lair Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Wicked Lair is a compelling mix of tower defense and tower building. It feels good to be not nice.

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Creature Academy Review

Creature Academy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Creature Academy is cute, but its gameplay might be too simplistic to appeal to RPG fans.

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Random Heroes 3 Review

Random Heroes 3 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Random Heroes 3 offers up more of the good stuff (e.g. shooting and destruction).

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angrybirdsthanksgiving_01The very first Angry Birds debuted on iOS back in 2009. When you sit back and tally up the number of Angry Birds games out there and the impact they’ve had on pop culture as a whole, you just need to ask yourself: “How would the birds taste following a three-hour engagement with a broiler?”

No, seriously. The anniversary of the Angry Birds and American Thanksgiving are in the same neighborhood, date-wise. And while not everyone eats fowl for Thanksgiving (or meat in general, for that matter), Thanksgiving is still synonymous with roasted bird-meat. So let’s sit back, loosen our belts, and have a solemn conversation about how the Angry Birds would fare as a main course this holiday season.

Come on, it’s worth considering. There are no wings to contend with, no drumsticks – not even any bones if the way they fling themselves around is any indication. The Angry Birds are just big buttery balls of white meat. That said, some probably make for better eating than others. Let’s get on with this vital holiday breakdown.
Continue reading Mmmm, Tasty – Having the Angry Birds for Thanksgiving Dinner »

The Sandbox EDU Review

The Sandbox EDU Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Like its predecessor, The Sandbox EDU offers lots for players to see, do, and create. But should an educational app have so many spelling errors?

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Calling All Dragon Riders:
Want to know what we liked (and didn’t like) about all this fantasy fighting? Check out our Mark of the Dragon review!

Mark of the Dragon from Gamevil is a strategy/battle game that plays similarly to Clash of Clans. There’s one twist, however: you can breed dragons and raise them to be rideable war machines. Not surprisingly, this small gameplay tweak is pretty cool.

But fighting isn’t easy – even when you’re commanding things from the back of a giant lizard. Here are some tips and tricks to help you succeed in the dragon war.


 

Keep the Home Base Safe and Stocked

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  • Guard your eggs – Dragon eggs are arguably your most valuable resource in Mark of the Dragon. They take time and effort to breed and hatch, and the resulting offspring forms the backbone of your assault force. Other players can steal eggs during a raid, so defend them accordingly. Build walls around your nest, and put weapons nearby.
  • Upgrade your resource depots ASAP – Upgrading the most important structures in your base, like your headquarters, requires a lot of resources – more than you can hold when you first begin playing the game. It’s extremely important to upgrade your resource depots whenever possible so you can amass the iron and wood necessary for major building projects.
  • Raids provide tons of resources – Low on wood or iron? Mark of the Dragon’s single-player campaign provides opportunities to score tons of resources. Get out there!


Continue reading Mark of the Dragon – Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Leading Your Dragons to Glory »

Mark of the Dragon Review

Mark of the Dragon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mark of the Dragon is a bit rough and scaly, but flying into battle on the backs of dragons makes for good times.

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My PomPom

My PomPom

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
My PomPom probably won't hold your interest long enough to truly become your PomPom.

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BOO!
Want to know how we felt about spreading all these ghostly heebie-jeebies? Check out our Haunt the House: Terrortown review!

Haunt the House: Terrortown is a supremely cute action/puzzle game that’s all about a ghost on a quest to shut some humans up. Permanently. Players take control of a little ghost that makes itself as scary as possible in order to drive away the loud and obnoxious folks that are partying near its clock tower. Humans are sometimes a bit too stupid to realize when they’re being haunted, so this guide will help players clear the area of all objectionable presences as quickly as possible.


 

Getting Started

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  • Use small taps to dart from place to place – Learning to control your ghost is vital for a haunting job well done. If you’re restricting yourself to a single area, use small taps to move from place to place. That way you can explore your surroundings calmly and efficiently.
  • Hold down to zip from scene to scene – On the other hand, if you’re wanting to travel from one scenario to another lickety-split, hold down on the screen to barrel through an area at top speed.
  • Possess a bell in the clock tower to change your ghost’s appearance – Once a person is dead, they take up residence in one of the tower’s bells. Your ghost can possess these bells to take on the inhabitant’s visage.


Continue reading Haunt the House: Terrortown – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for a Silent Night »

Haunt the House: Terrortown Review

Haunt the House: Terrortown Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Haunt the House: Terrortown is noticeably short, but it's still a clever title that looks great.

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Zombie Catchers Review

Zombie Catchers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Zombie Catchers is tons of fun to play, though free-to-play timers put a bit of a damper on the game's pacing.

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Smash Champs Review

Smash Champs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Smash Champs is a dry Fruit Ninja-style game wearing a fighting game's clothes.

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Dino on Fire Review

Dino on Fire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though Dino on Fire still plays very closely to Clash of Clans, fighting as dinosaurs has its own appeal.

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Twisty Hollow Review

Twisty Hollow Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Twisty Hollow is an original puzzle game that's lots of twisty-turny fun.

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Whoa Dave! Review

Whoa Dave! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Simple to play and feverishly-paced, Whoa Dave! is a wild arcade-style game.

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Animals vs Mutants Review

Animals vs Mutants Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Animals vs Mutants is cute and fun for a time, but strategy enthusiasts won't find it to be a challenging hunt.

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Vyros Review

Vyros Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Vyros' instructions are kind of muddled, but there's a cool puzzle game here that's worth figuring out.

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Hey there, Stickers:
Want to know all about how impressed we were with Radiator Springs? Check out our Cars: Fast as Lightning review!

Cars: Fast as Lightning is a cute and fun app that combines racing and town-building with the charisma and marketability of Disney Pixar’s Cars franchise. It’s a friendly game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use a few tips to help you make Radiator Springs shine again.


 

Starting Out

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  • Complete quests to earn rewards – Quests queue up on the left side of the screen when you’re not racing. Quests offer rewards like experience and coins, and they’re a good way to get back on track if you’ve been meandering from task to task.
  • Pay attention to the difficulty meter before you race – Each car you engage in a race has a difficulty measuring from one to four. Make sure to race within your rank if you don’t want to waste gas on a loss.
  • Place attractions on the track to earn more experience with races – Don’t neglect putting attractions on race tracks. They earn you a bit of extra experience with every race, plus they make the joint look classy.


Continue reading Cars: Fast as Lightning – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats For an Easy Ride »

angry birds transformers (1)Angry Birds Transformers recently transformed and rolled out worldwide. This run-and-gun title is a hit with young Transformers fans, but the ample references to classic Transformers fandom has also earned it a place in the hearts of long-time admirers of Optimus Prime. Nick Harper (Game Director for Exient Entertainment) and Mika Rahko (Executive Producer for Rovio) kindly took a few minutes to talk to 148Apps about the problems and inspirations that came to them while cross-breeding birds and robots.



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Crimsonland Review

Crimsonland Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Crimsonland is an intense twin-stick shooter that lets players paint the town red. Literally.

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Cars: Fast as Lightning Review

Cars: Fast as Lightning Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cars: Fast as Lightning is a good city-building/racing game, though it's probably too simplistic for anyone except youngsters.

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Helix Review

Helix Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Helix is a unique action/arcade game that should keep you busy for ages - and then some.

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Best Fiends Review

Best Fiends Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though light on innovation, Best Fiends is still a slug-squashing good time.

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Air Supply – SOS Review

Air Supply – SOS Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fluffy, lovable, and deceivingly addictive, Air Supply - SOS offers players a sheep-saving good time.

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I am a brave knight Review

I am a brave knight Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
I am a brave knight tries something a little different, and for that it should be commended, but the finished product is still lacking.

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Skullduggery! Review

Skullduggery! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though players may find themselves stuck on a frustrating sequence or two, Skullduggery is a unique and charming physics/action game.

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Cosmophony Review

Cosmophony Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
If old-fashioned route memorization is your idea of a challenge, Cosmophony should be a treat.

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