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Rainbow Rumble Review

Rainbow Rumble Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Rainbow Rumble is a typical but solid match-three game. Your enjoyment should relate directly to whether or not you're tired of the genre.

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Mighty Switch Force! Hose it Down! Review

Mighty Switch Force! Hose it Down! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though short and a bit simple, Mighty Switch Force! Hose it Down! is fun to play, and has personality to spare.

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Joomper Review

Joomper Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Joomper is a very simple endless jumping game that should keep you company in line-ups (despite its lonely atmosphere).

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Foldpass Review

Foldpass Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Foldpass is an interesting poetry app that lets you pass haiku from one friend to the other. It plays fast and loose with the genre's rules, though.

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Pro Pinball Review

Pro Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pro Pinball only offers one table, but it's a good one - and more are coming.

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Son of Light

Son of Light

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Son of Light is an enjoyable and rewarding shoot-em-up that's easy to pick up and play.

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Orcs Review

Orcs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though the ad implementation is problematic, these orcs are fun to pal around with for a time.

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Mushroom Wars: Space! Review

Mushroom Wars: Space! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mushroom Wars: Space! proves that the Mushroom Wars formula still holds up, but this new installment doesn't offer many original ideas.

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Radiation Island Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Though a little rough around the edges in parts, Radiation Island is an impressively huge survival/crafting game that offers tons to do.

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War is hell:
Is it the kind of hell you want to check out? Read our Blood Brothers 2 review to find out!

Blood Brothers 2, DeNA’s follow-up to the original Blood Brothers, is an intriguing card collecting / role-playing / strategy hybrid. There’s seemingly a lot to take in at first, but with 148Apps’ help, you’ll soon be able to effortlessly smack away whatever your enemies lob at you. Have at it!

War Tactics for Novices

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  • Claim your gifts when you play the first time – You should receive some gifts when you first play Blood Brothers 2, including a quantity of gold, some rare commanders, and some blood sigils (the game’s hard currency). These all come in extremely handy for the early portions of the game, so make sure to claim them! In fact, make sure to claim all your gifts every day. You don’t acquire them automatically, and if they sit in your mailbox for too long, they’ll disappear.
  • Pay attention to the weapon triangle – The key to victorious battles in Blood Brother 2 is adhering to the weapon triangle. Mounted units trump archers, which trump swordsmen, which trump mounted units. If you’re wielding a stronger weapon than your enemy, you’ll do double damage. However, if your enemy has the stronger weapon, you’ll have twice as much damage inflicted on you.
  • Save your blood sigils – When you lose a battle or run out of stamina, Blood Brothers 2 offers you the chance to continue or recharge for blood sigils. Don’t take the offer. Save your sigils for pacts, which are necessary for summoning strong commanders.
  • Don’t miss your chance for daily pacts – You’re allowed to conduct a pact for new commanders at three points in the day: Dawn, noon, and twilight. If you miss a draw, you can’t go back. You have to wait for the next window.

Advanced Maiming
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  • Try not to let enemies get the first strike – Keep your distance from enemies when you’re on the map screen. If a unit moves on you, they get the first strike. However, if you move on them, you get the first strike.
  • Tap to select a commander, and swipe to use their skill – If your commander glows blue, it means they’re ready to launch their special attack. Said attacks are usually best to save for strong enemies, however. Simply tap a commander’s portrait to put them on the battlefield and execute normal attacks. If you’d like them to use their attack for that turn, swipe upwards when putting them on the field.
  • Observe enemy details before choosing your commanders for a battle – You can take a look at enemy intel before starting a fight. Doing so lets you know what kind of enemies you’re up against, how strong they are, whether or not they can be recruited, and most importantly, what weapons they’re wielding. Always take a look at the facts, and choose your own troops accordingly.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe!
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  • Retreat to your base for healing – You can heal your units by retreating to your base. You regain hit points whenever you move out, then back in. Don’t spam the trick, however: You only have a certain number of moves to achieve your goal in a level.
  • Matching weapon-for-weapon will do in a pinch – Lacking the soldiers necessary to trump an enemy commander’s weapon? No worries. Matching a foe weapon-for-weapon is acceptable, too. Just try very hard not to put yourself in a position where your weapon is weaker than your enemy’s.
  • Turns recharge tactics – Tactics are valuable because they let you attack enemies from a safe distance. Every turn charges your tactics, so use them strategically.
  • Using tactics doesn’t take up a turn – Utilizing tactics against the foe – the catapult, for instance – doesn’t take up any turns. It’s not a bad idea to save up tactics for boss characters. They can really soften up a fight, especially if you’re hurting by the time you reach your final destination.

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Released: 2015-01-22 :: Category: Games

Blood Brothers 2 Review

Blood Brothers 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Blood Brothers 2 is built on a simple, solid foundation, but its free-to-play system doesn't play fair.

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Warship Solitaire Review

Warship Solitaire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Warship Solitaire might lack frills and looks, but it offers some thought provoking strategizing.

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Dreeps Review

Dreeps Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The world of Dreeps is imaginative and adorable - which makes it all the more frustrating that you can't interact with it more.

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Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell Review

Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell touts itself as a difficult game, but "difficult" isn't the same as unfair.

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The Hunger Games: Panem Rising Review

The Hunger Games: Panem Rising Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Hunger Games: Panem Rising features lovely card artwork that should resonate with Hunger Games fans, though the game itself is nothing special.

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Cockatilt Review

Cockatilt Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cockatilt is a fluffy-fun game at its core, though some design issues pluck the experience bald in places.

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Chain Chronicle Review

Chain Chronicle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Chain Chronicle is an easy-to-learn role-playing game that successfully combines tower defense, strategy, and action.

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Buddy Bot: Slayer of Sadness Review

Buddy Bot: Slayer of Sadness Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Buddy Bot's auto-run feature isn't the perfect solution to mobile gaming's woes, but it's a good try for a good game.

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TimeCube Review

TimeCube Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
If you enjoy being challenged to the point of tears, TimeCube is worth your time.

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Epic Fall Review

Epic Fall Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Epic Fall is rough, but it may be the challenge that hardcore endless runner fans are craving.

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Bertram Fiddle: Episode One: A Dreadly Business Review

Bertram Fiddle: Episode One: A Dreadly Business Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Through Mr Fiddle tends to amble at a snail's pace, his adventure still offers fun and intrigue.

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SimCity BuildIt Review

SimCity BuildIt Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
SimCity BuildIt is a competent city-building game, but its free-to-play trappings are borderline monstrous.

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Hello, Budding Mayors
Want to know what we made of all this upgrading and inevitable waiting? Check out our SimCity BuildIt review!

SimCity BuildIt is a city-building game from EA. Your job as mayor is to build houses for people to live in, industry and utilities to serve them, and to try and make sure the good people of your city don’t get mixed up in their own sewage.

SimCity BuildIt is straightforward for the most part, but that doesn’t mean running a city is always smooth sailing. Here are a few tips to keep your city happy and well-oiled.


Basic Building

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  • More citizens means more taxes – When all is said and done, your goal in SimCity BuildIt is to attract new citizens and keep them happy so they don’t move out. More citizens means more tax money for beautification projects.
  • You’re not charged for paving streets or moving buildings, so go nuts – Moving stuff around in SimCity BuildIt doesn’t cost you anything, nor does laying down roads. You can organize and re-organize your city without fear of going broke, so go for it.
  • Visit neighbors’ trading posts for cheap goods – Make friends with other players, then visit their cities once a day to access their trading posts. It’s a great way to get materials quickly and cheaply. Every player is assigned to a fully-developed neighboring city, so don’t worry if you lack friends.


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Polyform Review

Polyform Review

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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

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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 »

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