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DC Legends Guide: How to win every battle

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 5th, 2016


Phew! It's been proving to be a busy week as far as mobile gaming's concerned. We've had a whole slew of quality (and free!) games launch this week, and joining that roster is DC Legends, a rich RPG featuring some of your favorite comic book heroes. Where before we had brawlers like Injustice: Gods Among Us, this time Wonder Woman and co. are fighting together to tear down the forces of evil.

While the superheroes do a lot of the heavy lifting in combat, it's up to you to build up a team of fighters capable of defeating even the most fearsome opponents. This guide aims to help you cover your weaknesses and keep you prepared for anything that comes your way. Onward!

The Trail Guide: How to survive your first few days

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 5th, 2016


The Trail
is a curious little game, with bits of Firewatch, The Oregon Trail, and freemium mechanics blended together to create a surprisingly addictive concoction. It sort of defies definition, which can make it difficult to parse what exactly you're supposed to do, or if you're doing things right at all. It's a neat idea, though, and there are a lot of fun things to do with crafting and character progression in The Trail. We have a few beginner tips to help you settle into the explorer's way of life.

DragonVale World Guide: How to get your park started

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 4th, 2016


DragonVale World
is out this week, to the joy of former addicts and newcomers alike. It's a lovingly made little freemium game set in a fantasy world where dragons and people live together in harmony. It's your job to build a nice park for them to live in, and then breed and collect as many rare species as you can.

That takes some know-how, though, which you'll gain in time. For now, though, try these beginner tips to help you get acclimated with the game.

Taps to Riches Guide: How to rake in the dough

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 3rd, 2016


Taps to Riches places you in the seat of a dubious real estate mogul set on taking over the world by gobbling up as many businesses as possible and building them up to maximize profit. Establishing a monopoly takes some doing, though, and there are many things to consider. Use this guide to take in as much cash as possible.


Gear.Club Guide: How to master the realistic racer

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 1st, 2016



There are plenty of silly or otherwise fantastical racing games out on mobile, but the more authentic racing experience is harder to come by. If you're itching for some realistic racing, Gear.Club might do the trick. This slick litle game is about staying true to life on the road in a series of short races, and it boasts an addictive management sim on the side.

You might not be used to Gear.Club's rules of the road, especially as far as car handling goes. We're here to help you through those early learning moments with this trusty guide. Read on!

PinOut! Guide: How to pinball into infinity and get a crazy high score

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 1st, 2016


Everyone's hooked on PinOut! at the moment, and it's easy to see why. It's sparkly and stylish in that neon '80s sci-fi flick kind of way, and its endless take on classic pinball is just enough of a challenge to keep you coming back for more. The aim of the game is to get a high score, of course, but to do that you have to get as far up the board as possible, which isn't always as easy as it sounds.

If you're looking to become the very best PinOut! player you can possibly be (a very noble goal), we recommend you try these tips to make sure your scores continue to reach new heights.

Plants vs. Zombies Heroes guide: How to develop your first deck

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 28th, 2016


Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
might look cute and cuddly, but it's actually a very complex deck builder that requires a lot of time to master. While there's a bit of a learning curve, it's easy for people of any skill level to have fun with the game.

The early hours of Plants vs. Zombies Heroes really work to encourage players to dig into the different ways you can approach strategy. The early game is also an excellent opportunity to dive into the nitty gritty of deck building and form a solid base collection of cards to build future decks as you progress. We have a few tips to help you make the most of the first few hours with the game. Let's get started!

Smile Inc. Guide: How not to die on the job

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 26th, 2016



As if Mondays weren't bad enough, at Smile Inc. you have to deal with giant killer donuts, massive hungry staplers, and blasting zones. It's not exactly a happy, thriving work environment. In fact, you'll be lucky to survive the nine to five. Smile Inc. is a tough little endless runner, and it often tries to trick and entice you with precariously placed rewards throughout the levels. Don't fall for it! Instead, follow these handy tips to ensure you make it through the day.

Best Fiends Forever Guide: How to collect the most coins

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 21st, 2016



The fiendship in Seriously's hit Best Fiends has been upgraded this time around in Best Fiends Forever. It’s a fast-paced clicker with lots of color and style--kind of reminiscent of a ‘90s animal mascot game like Crash Bandicoot. The game includes a lot of little secrets to discover, and there are plenty of upgrades to be had. We have a few tips to help you unlock new areas and earn lots of coins.

It’s time to step up and start your spooky adventure with our guide to Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 20th, 2016

So you’ve just downloaded Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery, and you obviously want to hit the ground running. Well you’re in luck because you just so happen to be reading our very useful guide to playing.

First released in July last year, the game has been revamped to include an all new “dark square” setting to explore, and a shiny new rewards chest to win – not to mention now being available on loads more platforms including iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Amazon, and in the near future even Facebook.

So if you’re new to the game and want a heads up on what to expect, or you’re a veteran player in need of a little refresher – we’ve got everything you’ll need to help you start off strong.

General Game Play

Taking place in Darkwood – a mysterious city that’s shrouded in secrets and plagued by a terrible evil, you’ll have to step up to the mark and be the saviour they so desperately need.

Exploring over 28 creepy locations, you’ll have to hunt for hidden objects that’ll get you closer to unearthing the secrets of the city, and free the townsfolk from the horrible curse that’s trapped them within the city walls.

In your quest to save the town, you’ll have to befriend the locals to trade and receive useful items, and battle the terrifying monsters that terrorise the city, to progress in the game.

Banishing Monsters

While the city was already in the midst of a monstrous epidemic, the night of Halloween eve grands the ghouls even more power, but luckily for you there are ways of vanquishing them.

Although every monster you banish will earn you rewards and points that’ll help you progress, the higher the level of monster, the more you’ll get out of vanquishing them. Just remember that every monster has a unique banishing item, so be on the look-out for any you might find.

With the level one banishing items being fairly common place, you’re sure to collect a few lying around on your travels, but if need be you can still trade with the locals. However the higher the level monster, the harder you’ll have to search for the banishing items – with level 3 objects only being attained through trading with specific people.

While the lower level monsters will only earn you 100 -300 coins and a maximum of 3 energy points each, those on level 3 will get you 600 coins and at least 6 energy points.

To get the items you need to banish these monsters, you’ll need to speak to the Blacksmith, (who will craft the Neptune’s Horn and Silver Fang items to banish the Fire Elemental and Werewolf Leader), the Fortune Teller (who’ll give you the Greek Fire needed to get rid of the Clot of Dark) and the Inventer (they’ll help you dispose of the Gremlin Leader and Medusa by giving you the Electrical Net and Mirror Shield items).

The Fortune Teller will help you dispose of the Clot of Dark monster by crafting Greek Fire.

As for the Gremlin Leader and Medusa, you’ll need something a tad more scientific. Speak to the Inventor to obtain an Electrical net and Mirror to drive these evil beings out of Darkwood.

Almost everybody in Seekers Notes will have something useful to trade for, so always make sure to stay on everyone’s good side to find those all important banishing items.

You can download Seekers Notes: Hidden Mysteries for free from the App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, and Amazon Appstore.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

Flippy Bottle Extreme! Guide: How to master the art of the flip

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 18th, 2016



Flipping plastic bottles is apparently a big thing right now, so naturally that has spawned a variety of bottle flipping apps trying to bank on that trend. Flippy Bottle Extreme!is just one of them, but this game offers a nice selection of variety and a bunch of fun bottles (it's much more exciting than it sounds) to unlock. It's also pretty difficult at first. Flipping bottles in real life isn't easy, and it might even be tougher in a video game. Follow these beginner tips to help you get started.

Put your empire on top in our guide to Clash of Kings: The West

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 14th, 2016

Western gamers are in for a treat with the new RTS game Clash of Kings: The West. This is because it’s been designed specifically for the western market, so you’ll no longer have to put up with players from mainland China dominating the game as a result of cheaper IAP’s.

Developer Elex Tech has also included several new features, as well as refining elements of its popular franchise.

New additions range from exclusive events like castle lucky day and Vikings invasion, right up to resource collecting combos and much more.

One of the best changes made with this latest instalment in the franchise lies in its fairer challenge to players who don’t want to pay extra for progression. Elsewhere, PVP and PVE events have been moved towards well thought out strategies and gameplay, making the overall experience far more fair.

But invading kingdoms and destroying whole armies is still no easy task, so allow us to guide you through some of the game’s main features. Here are some of the key points to get you on your conquering way…

Getting started

A really convenient feature for all you newbie’s at the beginning of the game is a two-minute guide to get you on your merry way. If you’re still stuck you can always ask other players for help later on.
Early on in the game you will also receive a number of tantalising items that will help speed-up game progression - completely free of charge.

As cool as that is items will only get you so far of course, so your main focus will need to be earning experience points to progress as fast as you can. Making sure your VIP status is active, slaying monsters, and completing tasks are a great way for getting EXP early in the game.

Another tip is to invest in the extra builder from the start, as it will halve the time taken to upgrade buildings.

Kingdom conqueror

Once you start getting a taste for battles, resources and effort should then be focused in dominating the games various cities and towns.

Careful though – don’t forget that your own towns and cities will come under attack, so make sure to invest in defensive measures by upgrading castles, fortresses, hospitals, and more.

A different kind of clash

There’s also a new focus on several upgradeable buildings - a feature where you will need to prioritize what’s most important. A good tip is to focus on upgrading your college as soon as possible to give your kingdom a technological edge over your opponents.

Military hospital

Every kingdom needs an army of course, and if you want to build a kingdom that lasts you’re going to need to keep that army safe. Upgrading military buildings and hospitals will lessen the damage from battle and improve troop abilities.

A good tip early on in the game is to upgrade your military to the level of legion before focusing on improving your troop’s abilities.

Achievements worthy of a king

All of this feeds back into the game’s unlockables, with rewards for castle upgrades coming in the form of achievements.

The Wall of Honour will showcase your greatest feats on the battlefield - giving players extra incentive when it comes to showing off to friends.

When achievement requirements are met, players will earn a star and gold rewards. Stars can then be used to unlock stamps if you have three in your arsenal.

Even deeper than that, every few minutes you will get a free reward pack which can be found on the left side of the interface. If you still have a hankering for free gifts, you can visit the princess too.

And for those willing to splash out some cash, the game rewards them with free daily gifts. Which is nice.

You can find Clash of Kings: The West on iOS and Androidfor free.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

Get a hole in one in Flappy Golf 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 14th, 2016

Flappy Golfis back with a new sequel featuring dastardly physics puzzles in a charming and colorful little package. The aim of this game is to get the lowest score possible, which can be tricky when you have to make your way through each course's unique traps and obstacles. We have a few tips to help you get the best score possible. Read on!

How to stay ahead of the competition in FIFA Mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 13th, 2016

FIFA Mobilelaunched this week, bringing a lighter, certifiably mobile football experience.FIFA Mobilepairs card collecting with team management, crafting, and straightup football competition with a bunch of new systems that might bear a little explaining. Use this trusty guide to get your off on the right foot.

Shadow Bug Rush: How to chase after the highest score

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 12th, 2016

Shadow Bug Rush is an endless runner that follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Shadow Bug. Where Shadow Bug was more of an atmospheric platforming adventure, Shadow Bug Rush sacrifices the original’s structure for frantic, high score chasing fun.

The mechanics are mostly in tact -- you can move back and forth and stab at your enemies -- but this time around, as is the nature of endless runners, you’ll need to keep moving or risk getting killed. Things can move a bit fast, especially if you’re new to the game. Follow these tips to survive and become an all powerful Shadow Bug.