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Tako Bubble guide - Tips and Tricks to Save Your Lives

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 17th, 2018

Tako Bubble is a pretty simple and fun puzzler, but the game can get downright devious with its puzzle design. If you insist on not paying for the game and want to manage your lives appropriately, check out these tips so you can avoid getting stuck watching ads.

Look before you leap

One of the greatest things about Tako Bubble is its visual design. Not only is everything cute and colorful, but it is also remarkably communicative. Be on the lookout for x’s that appear in spaces nearby or cracks in certain tiles before you start swiping around and collecting bubbles. Take your time, look things over, and plot out a course of action. This will make sure you don’t trap yourself in an unwinnable situation.

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

In Tako Bubble, you want to collect as many bubbles as possible, but it’s not necessary to collect everything to reach the next level. All you have to do is collect the colorful bubbles in order to proceed. All of the other bubbles on a level might be tempting to go after, but they also present opportunities for you to die, so focus on getting through a level rather than perfecting it. You’ll last longer that way.

When all else fails, restart

If saving lives if your priority, then never die! You can do this easily by using Tako Bubble’s restart button. Pressing this button might make you have to retrace some of your steps, but at least using it doesn’t consume any of your precious lives. Use it as often as you need!

Get the hint

Certain levels of Tako Bubble bring up a little lightbulb icon at the top of the screen. This icon exists to give you hints on how to solve the level, so make sure you use it whenever you can. Any additional amount of information can be the difference between surviving a level and wasting a life.

Everything about Hero Academy 2 - The complete guide

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2018

It's fair to say we've spent a good deal of time on Hero Academy 2. So much so, that we think we're probably in a really good place to give you some advice about how to get the most out of the game. And in this guide, that's exactly what you're going to do.

The guide will be updated regularly with new bits of content full of tips, hints, and tricks, to make sure that you're winning more than you are losing. So get your decks ready and we'll jump into teaching you how to be the most heroic hero the world of Hero Academy 2 has ever seen.

Everything about Hero Academy 2: Part 3 - The game modes

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2018

In the third part of our Hero Academy 2 guide we're going to take a look at the different modes you can play in the game. We'll explain what you need to do in each of them, and tell you why it's important that you do.

We've already written about the currencies in the game, and given you a simple break down of the cards you'll be using too. The next part of our guide is going to get more detailed about the strategies you're going to need to employ to win.

Everything about Hero Academy 2: Part 2 - The cards

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2018

In this second part of our guide to Hero Academy 2, we're going to have a look at the different card types that you're going to be using in the game. We'll split them up into different sections too, to make sure you're getting the most information possible.

We've already looked at the different currencies in the game, and in the next part of our guide we're going to be checking out the different modes that you can play. So make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that.

Everything about Hero Academy 2: Part 1 - The currencies

Posted by Harry Slater on January 17th, 2018

So you've started playing Hero Academy 2, and you're feeling a little bit lost. Don't worry, we've got your back. So we've come up with a series of guides that are going to help you get to grips with everything that's going on in the game.

In this part, we're going to have a look at the various currencies in the game, what you can spend them on, and which ones you should focus on getting. Make sure you keep your eyes on 148Apps for more tips and tricks for this, and all your other favourite games.

Let Them Come Guide - How to survive against overwhelming odds

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 13th, 2018

Let Them Come is all about making it as far as possible against overwhelming odds. Check out some of these tips to help you last a little longer in your unwinnable fight:

Shoot the small stuff

There’s a huge variety of alien scum to mow down in Let Them Come, but one of the trickiest to deal with can be the Spiderling. These tiny little guys may not look like much, but they can end your run quickly if you don’t spot them and kill them on sight. Melee weapons can be effective once Spiderlings get close, but waves feel easier if you take them out from a distance with a few rounds.

You have to spend money to make money

Between deaths in Let Them Come, you can buy all kinds of upgrades, and you should never waste an opportunity to buy something. Most upgrades will get you further in the game’s Campaign Mode, regardless of whether it fits your particularly playstyle or not, and getting further leads you to more money. Just do it.

Don’t invest too heavily in consumables

Some of Let Them Come’s upgrades unlock special ammunition or explosives, which you have to buy more of over time. Trying to refill all of your special ammo supplies constantly can exhaust your funds and keep you from getting new and improved upgrades, which is something you should try to avoid.

Undo the upgrades

If you’re playing Let Them Come in Campaign Mode and you are unsure of whether you’ll like a certain upgrade or not, don’t worry about it! At any time between rounds, you can open up your upgrade screen and sell back any and every upgrade you purchase and get a full refund. The only exception to this is consumable items. You can’t sell back what you already used, so be careful!

Antihero Guide - Sneaky tricks to get ahead of the competition

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 10th, 2018

Games of Antihero start out small and streamlined, but they quickly turn into long strategic conquests as you fight for control of the Victorian-era streets. If you find yourself struggling in the skullduggery department, here are a few things you can do to make sure you can get one over on your competition:

Set up an economy

Even though Antihero deals a lot with stealing and killing, your success is more often determined by how quickly you can expand your reach. Infiltrating businesses early to snag bonuses and generate a steady flow of income should take priority over burglarizing or killing your opponent’s units.

Pay attention to footprints

Whenever it’s your turn in Antihero, red footprints mark the spots on the map that you and your opponent can both see. Keeping this in mind, you want to be careful not to leave out units or perform actions in these spaces unless you don’t mind your opponent seeing what you’re up to.

Know your map

If you’re bouncing between a bunch of different matches of Antihero, you may just forget that different maps in Antihero offer different goals to complete for victory. If you play on the Wharf, for example, you can steal cargo to earn points. Similarly, you can burgle invites to a masquerade when playing the Masquerade map. It might feel easier to forgo these objectives in favor of the familiar ones on every map, but that just gives your enemy and advantage. Fight for every objective to secure victory.

Play to win

This might sound self-explanatory, but it’s something players might still forget about in this game. Antihero has a sizeable upgrade tree, and it can be tempting to chase those upgrades instead of focusing on securing victory points. Although it is certainly useful to hire a second gang or purchase additional action points, all that is for naught if earning those upgrades means passing up an opportunity to score against your opponent.

Dash Quest Heroes guide - tips and tricks for becoming a strong hero

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 5th, 2018

Dash Quest Heroes has certainly been a pleasant surprise. It's an endless runner paired with Zelda-esque hack and slash RPG mechanics, with charming pixel graphics that veer far from the generic. It's a great little diversion with some pretty hefty details.

We're going to show you how to be successful on your quest as a fledgling adventurer. Due to the game's endless nature, things can come at you fast in Dash Quest Heroes, and it's best to go in prepared. Here are a few tips and tricks to help get you started.

Twisty Road! guide - how to hit high scores

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 4th, 2018

Twisty Road! is the new big hit from prolific developer Voodoo. It's another simple high-score chaser in a line of similar games, but this time you're guiding a ball down a precarious, twisting path to get as far as you possibly can.

While the concept itself is simple, hitting the top of the leader boards is not a simple task. The game's titular twisty roads is no casual country-side drive. You'll need to think and react fast if you want to get anywhere. Here are a few tips to help you reach a high score.

Bridge Constructor Portal guide - beginner tips, tricks, and hints

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 3rd, 2018

Bridge Constructor Portal merges the best parts of Bridge Constructor and Portal, tasking the player with fun building challenges with a surprising sci-fi twist. The difficulty can ramp up pretty quickly, but there are a few helpful tips you can use to help you overcome any obstacle with a little creativity. Here are a few helfpul hints to help you forge your own path in Bridge Constructor Portal.

Dream Town Story guide - every combo you can build

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 22nd, 2017



Creating combos, clusters of related buildings, in Dream Town Story is possibly the best way to load up on money and improve your town overall. However, building these combos takes some careful preparation pretty far in advance, especially if you're going for every combo.

Note that these buidings don't have to be right next to each other, but they have to be within one another's range or area of effect. With more than 50, you'll have to starting your city out from the get-go. To help you out, we've listed every single combo in the game.

Dream Town Story guide - how to build a bustling metropolis

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 22nd, 2017

Kairosoft has returned with another wonderful sim game—Dream Town Story. It's a pretty little pixelated adventure with great attention to detail and hours worth of content. You'll be able to control every facet of your fledgling city.

With that said, there are a few things to pay attention to starting out to ensure your success. Here are a few tips to help your town get started off right.

Arena of Valor guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 21st, 2017

Arena of Valor has finally arrived in North and South America, bringing a rare, fully-polished MOBA experience to iOS. It's a classic MOBA much like League of Legends when it comes down to its core elements. If you're looking to get into the wild world of MOBAs, Arena of Valor is a great entry point.

However, there are a few things you should take into account if you're a beginner. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Knives Out guide - how to survive

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017



Battle royale games have finally arrived on mobile devices, and now they're everywhere, but one of the most popular is Knives Out, a survival shooter much like Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

You land on a desolate island with the single goal of being the last person standing. You'll have to scrap together whatever you find to build up the best defense you can to avoid the 99 other people who also happen to be fighting for survival. We're going to show you how to build up some real staying power in Knives Out.

Stairs guide - how to climb to a high score

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017

Stairs is the latest addictive game from Ketchapp in which you guide a bouncing ball up a set of stairs ridden with dangerous spikes. Bounce as high as you can without landing on a spike, which results in instant death. The game is tricky, but we have a few helpful hints that will ensure you can survive for as long as possible.