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Digby Forever Guide: How to dig to the deepest depths

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 17th, 2017

Digby Forever is a sparkling homage to arcade classics, and while you may be tiring of the number of arcade games being thrown at you, this endless digger finds many ways to stand out from the rest of the pack. The game manages to be challenging without punishing you needlessly. You'll have fun whether you win or lose, but we have a few tricks up our sleeves to keep your drill spinning straight and true.

Postknight Beginner's Guide: Neither snow nor rain . . .

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 14th, 2017

Postknight gave us a pleasant surprise last week. What at first blush looks like another fantasy clicker game is actually a warm homage to classic RPGs with lots of juicy upgrades and other RPG trappings to keep us hooked for a good weekend or two. It's lightweight, making it a great game to pick up and put down during a commute, but with plenty of layers to dig into if you want something a bit more nuanced. There are a few things to remember if you're just starting out. Use these tips to become the greatest Postknight in all of the land.

Fire Emblem Heroes Beginner's Guide: How to fight your way to victory

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 3rd, 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo's latest mobile offering, arrived today on both iOS and Android. It's a lighter version of the classic Fire Emblem games, though the core tactical RPG mechanics are still there. It's a great gateway game for people who are interested in the series, but don't know much about it. Heroes combines tactical combat with Japanese gacha monetization mechanics. If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, we have a few tips to get you started.

Ninja Spinki Challenges!! Beginner's Guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 31st, 2017

Ninja Spinki Challenges!!
is an addictive arcade-style title with a number of different trials to keep you hooked. Each mini-game requires its own unique set of tactics. If you want to truly master all facets of the game, you'll need some determination and a little bit of practice. We have a few tips to get you started.

Creature Quest Beginner's Guide: How to collect 'em all for sweet combos

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 28th, 2017

Creature Quest
is a new collectible critter game by the creator of Might and Magic, Jon Van Caneghem. The game boasts a lot of customization options for the diverse teams of creatures you can collect. As you improve, you can even create dungeons of your very own for other adventurers to come and explore. Starting out, though, you'll need to master the ins and outs of combat, which can be tricky given the layers of strategy involved. Luckily for you, we have a few tips that will ease the learning curve quite a bit.

Pokémon Duel Guide: How to be the very best, like no one ever was

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 25th, 2017

Pokémon Duel snuck onto the App Store and Google Play today, in case you didn't have enough Pokémon goodness to keep you distracted already. The latest Pokémon mobile effort is a strategy board game. Rather than collecting Pocket Monsters themselves, or their trading card likenesses, you now gather a crew of Pokémon figurines with diverse abilities to keep you abreast of the competition.

With competitive multiplayer, you'll be duking it out with some pretty skilled human opponents. However, if two Pokémon come face-to-face, they'll also have to fight in an actual Pokémon battle using moves randomly determined by flipping a Pokémon's Data Disk. Throw in battle enhancements and other randomized boosts or de-buffs, and there's a lot to unpack here. Luckily we have some tips to get you started.

WarFriends Beginner's Guide: How to guide your tiny soldiers to victory

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 20th, 2017

Chillingo's new game, WarFriends, is finally available world wide, and so far it's a refreshing change from common mobile game trends. The game's a mix of tower defense, third person shooter, and collectible card game. There's a lot to unpack here, but overall it's a fun experience that allows for a lot of player creativity and experimentation. Because WarFriends is such a hybrid, there are quite a few unique strategies that will help you get the most out of the game.

Turbo League Guide: How to tame the controls and go pro

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 19th, 2017

Turbo League brings Rocket League's popular auto-soccer formula to mobile devices, but this quirky new genre handles a bit differently with touch controls. You may want to throw yourself in headfirst in multiplayer mode, pulling sweet stunts as the in-game camera records every move. You'll be surprised to find that getting ahead in the game is a bit trickier than that, though. The controls are touchier, and there are a few things that set Turbo League apart from its obvious inspiration. Use this guide to ease yourself in, frustration-free.

Star Wars: Force Arena Beginner's Guide: How to embrace the Force

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 13th, 2017

Star Wars: Force Arena joined the populous ranks of Star Wars games on mobile today. It's a two-lane MOBA starring many familiar faces from George Lucas's famed sci-fi franchise. As with most games of this nature, Force Arena can be a little obtuse at times. Fear not, though, young padawan. You have a lot to learn, but soon you'll be sweeping through the lanes and destroying enemy turrets like the true Jedi master you were born to be. We here at 148Apps are here to help with a few beginner's tips to set you on your way.

Bubble Witch 3 Saga Guide: How to get three stars in a row

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 12th, 2017

King's bringing its fairytale bubble-popping puzzler back for its 3rd outing in Bubble Witch 3 Saga. If you're familiar with the series, not much has changed here on the surface level, though you'll likely be pleased with the improvements. If you're coming to the game for the first time, though, there are some things you should take into account if you want to get a three-star rating every time. We have a few tips to help you out.

Breakout Ninja Guide: Kick and flip your way to victory

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 10th, 2017

Breakout Ninja smashed its way onto the App Store this week, and its one-touch controls and high-flying ninja stunts have got people hooked. It's an endless runner, but it switches up the game a bit, requiring players to tap the screen as their little ninja runs into the center of a series of circles sprinkled across the screen. There's a lot of careful timing involved, and as the pace picks up, so does the difficulty of your feats of ninja-esque prowess. Here are our tips to ensure you never have to stop. Or run into a fence.

Castle Creeps TD Guide: You capture the castle

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 7th, 2017

A new year means all new games, and Castle Creeps TD is one of the first out of the gate. It's a cheery and colorful tower defense game with lots of crafting and upgrades and all sorts of juicy stuff to get into. If you're not familiar with tower defense games, though, you might be feeling a bit lost. We have a few beginner's tips to help you get started.

Hot Wheels: Race Off Guide - How to keep those wheels a-spinnin'

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 27th, 2016

Hot Wheels is back with a new physics-based racing challenge that has you pulling some tough stunts before you achieve victory. Race along the iconic orange track gathering coins and doing tricks to earn higher scores. It can be tricky, but we have some advice to help you on your way.

Tiny Rails Guide: How to keep chugging along

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2016

Tiny Rails is a pleasant little train management sim that sees you cruising from city to city in your very own locomotive. For the most part, the game is pretty hands-off as you wait to reach your destination and adjust your train’s cargo and supplies. It takes some doing, though, especially when you have to keep passengers happy and maintain your budget. Here are a few tips to keep your own railway running smoothly.

Hill Climb Racing 2 Beginner's Guide: How to pop wheelies and power through

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 17th, 2016

Hill Climb Racing
is back with an even more popular sequel that’s been climbing hills of its own in the App Store. It’s a lot of muddy, physics-heavy racing that is incredibly satisfying, although there is a strategic element required, especially when playing against human opponents. Use these tips to help you get ahead.