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The best games like Florence

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 23rd, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A BRIEF FLING :: Read Review »

Florence is a great little game about relationships that we absolutely adored. The only problem with it is it's over a little too soon. If you want some other games with some emotional range like Florence, check out these suggestions:

Will It Ever End?

If you want an experience that's eerily similar to Florence, check out Will It Ever End? This is a game about routine and relationships, and it conveys its narrative and ideas completely wordlessly. Its gameplay may be pretty simple, but it uses a lot of visual tricks and employs some great audio to get you wrapped up in the action.

Angry Birds Champions adds cash prizes to the famous bird-flinger

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 23rd, 2018

Collaborating with developer Rovio Entertainment, GSN Games has released a twist on the Angry Birds formula. Angry Birds Champions features the same bird-flinging gameplay, but now you can catapult Red and co for cash.

The partnership uses GSN’s WorldWinner games platform, which has been offering tournament versions of popular titles for 20 years. WorldWinner isn’t a casino app, though – you have to beat real opponents with real skill to win any money. Angry Birds Champions matches you with players of a similar level, and then it’s down to you to show your pig-thwacking prowess.

The game features two tournament modes – Best of 3 and Progression. During Best of 3, you play the same level three times, and only your highest score counts towards the result. So you can use the initial turns to hone your aim and strategy. Progression is less forgiving, challenging you with three different levels and tallying up the total of each level. In other words, every level counts.

Players based in the U.S. and Canada can start chucking birds for cash by downloading the WorldWinner iOS app, which features Angry Birds Champions, along with tournament twists on a host of other popular mobile games. The platform has awarded players with over $1.5 billion since it began, so there’s plenty to flap about.
Get in on the action, and earn free Game Credits while you’re at it - use promo code: 148.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 23rd

Posted by Harry Slater on February 23rd, 2018

Agent A iOS screenshot

148Apps is part of a family. A big family of sites that make sure you're always up to date with all the portable gaming news. Just like a real family, I guess. I don't know, my mum never told me anything about Candy Crush to be fair.

Anyway, every week we look at the best posts from around the network, in order to make sure that you're squeezing every drop of goodness from the Steel Media sites. This week is no different. So have a read, see what you've missed, and come back in seven days for another round up.

The Battle of Polytopia Guide - Tips for Taking Over the World

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 23rd, 2018

The addition of multiplayer to The Battle of Polytopia has catapulted the game from a fun enough time waster to a fully-fledged 4X experience on your phone. We've been playing quite a few matches over the past week or so, and we've put together a list of tips to help you get a leg up against your fellow human players.

Pick the right civilization

The Battle of Polytopia presents a pretty simplified version of something like Civilization, but that doesn't mean strategic nuances aren't still important. Before you even start a match of Polytopia, consider who to play as to give yourself a leg up. Are you playing against a ton of opponents? Choose the Vengir for a quick military leg up. Want a slower start to your empire? Take advantage of the mountains usually afforded to the Xin-Xi.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - February 23rd

Posted by Harry Slater on February 23rd, 2018

Her Story iOS screenshot games on sale

Hi there, and welcome to our round up of all the best games that are on sale for iOS at the moment. It's not a vintage week in terms of numbers, but I'm pretty sure that every single one of these is worth picking up if you haven't already played them.

As usual I've stuck download links below, and links to our reviews where applicable. If you've spotted anything that you think should be included in the list, then make sure you stick your suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. Sharing is caring after all.

Disc Drivin' 2 Guide - Tips for the Seasoned Slider

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 22nd, 2018

We're all still playing quite a bit of Disc Drivin' 2 over here at 148Apps, and we've gotten pretty good at it. Now that we've spent some more time with the game and unlocked more powerups, check out some of these more advanced tips:

Switch it up on the fly

So you may know you can switch between powerups in a match of Disc Drivin' 2, but did you know you can also do it while your disc is in motion? It operates the exact same way as when you're standing still, but you've got to be quick to change your powers and use them while on the move. This is a good skill to practice, because you switching from a boost to a brake at the right time to prevent a falloff could make the difference between winning and losing a match.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - February 22nd

Posted by Harry Slater on February 22nd, 2018

Alto's Odyssey games of the week

Another week rolls on into the dim and distant past. But with it comes a whole host of new iOS games for you to sink your teeth into. Which ones are the best though? Well that's what we're here to tell you.

We've gone through all the big releases and come up with the cream of the crop, the games you should definitely be throwing your money down on. We've even included links to the App Store where appropriate. So have a read, see if there's anything you fancy, and let us know your suggestions in the comments.

Alto's Odyssey Guide - How to Tackle the Tough Tasks

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 22nd, 2018

Alto’s Odyssey is a completely stunning and serene runner, but it can also be a bit tricky. Check out these to try and keep your cool while playing this endless runner:

Don’t focus too much on tasks

The main progression system in Alto’s Odyssey is tasks, which might ask you to travel certain distances or perform certain tricks in a run. While it may be tempting to try and get these tasks done ASAP, sometimes focusing on completing them makes them harder to complete. It’s often easier to accomplish more tasks more often if you just focus on having a really good run instead. On a good run, there are multiple opportunities to complete any given task, which increases your likelihood of getting them done.

Here's everything you need to know about Alto's Odyssey for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on February 21st, 2018

Alto's Odyssey everything you need to know

Alto's Odyssey is a really, really good game. If you don't believe me, you should definitely check out our review by clicking this link right here. It takes the ideas from the original Alto's Adventure, then subtly builds on them, creating something pretty damn special.

With that in mind, I thought it'd be a good idea to round up everything you need to know about this superb sequel in one handy post. In fact, in this handy post. So here's everything you need to know about Alto's Odyssey. Got your own questions? Chuck them in the comments below then. Word.

Vainglory 5v5: Everything you need to know about the new game mode

Posted by Nicholas Tylwalk on February 21st, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: VAIN EVENT :: Read Review »

Vainglory just got bigger.

Super Evil Megacorp made its mobile MOBA into one of the leaders in its genre by concentrating on 3v3 matches that took many of the aspects people would expect to find andreducing them down to better suit touchscreen devices. But phones and tablets have come a long way since the game first launched, and gamers' expectations have risen as well.

Thus, Vainglory 5v5 is now a thing. Designed with extensive feedback from the game's community, the idea is that it builds upon what players already like and adds an extra layer of strategy and excitement. Super Evil has already made it clear that the new mode is the future of competitive play, so even though 3v3 is sticking around, everyone will want to brush up on the newer, bigger gameplay.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated February 20th]

Posted by Harry Slater on February 20th, 2018

Hi there, and welcome to our ever-increasing list of the very best games for iPhone. We're going to be updating this regularly with new content, so make sure you check back often, because you're not going to want to miss out on even one of the games we're including here. Trust me, they're that good.

You can click the links below to download the games from the App Store, and find out more about them. And if you've got some games you think should be included, feel free to chuck them into the comments section. Hopefully we can get a good bit of debate going!

Check out these 5 games that are a lot like Minecraft for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on February 19th, 2018

Minecraft screenshot

So you're in love with Minecraft, but you're looking for something else to play as well? You've come to the right place then, because this list is all about games that are a bit like Minecraft. Some of them, more than others.

I've included download links, and links to our reviews if we've got them. If you've got your own suggestions though, feel free to stick them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Our top 5 characters from casual RPG Creature Quest

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 16th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Creature Quest definitely lives up to its name with a host of collectible creatures based on fantasy tales and world mythologies. To celebrate Creature Quest’s first birthday, we’re going to lay out what we think are the five best characters in the game. Let’s get to it.

5. Celestial Sentinel

The Celestial Sentinel is Creature Quest’s best healer, hands down. Not only can he resurrect and heal your party members, he’ll also restore your team members’ mana. If he dies, he can revive and heal the rest of your team, including himself. He’s the ideal safety net.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 16th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 16th, 2018

Severed iOS screenshot

Did you know that Steel Media has a whole swathe of other sites dedicated to all aspects of mobile gaming? Sure you'll get the very best iPhone news, reviews, and opinions right here at 148Apps, but we don't want you missing out on a single piece of portable goodness.

Which is why every week we round up all the very best stuff that's gone on around the Steel Media network over the last seven days. So make sure you check back as often as possible on all of the other sites, while firmly remaining a big fan of 148Apps. Please.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - February 16th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 16th, 2018

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on sale for iOS screenshot

Oh hi there, and welcome to our round-up of the best games that are currently on sale for iPhone and iPad. You thought I didn't see you there, did you, skulking behind the bushes? Trust me though, the bushes aren't where the best deals are. The best deals are right here.

There's a whole load of games on sale this week, but I've gone right ahead and picked what I consider to be the cream of the crop. Disagree? Have your own suggestions to throw out there? Well let me know in the comments then. Go on, I don't bite.