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Which of these top 5 iPhone and iPad games should win our game of the week award?

Posted by Harry Slater on November 30th, 2018

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Okay, so we realise we usually do this on a Thursday, but it's been a crazy sort of a week here at 148Apps, and we wanted to make sure that we really had found the five best games for you to choose a game of the week from. We reckon we've done that now, so that's pretty cool.

We've included download links so you can grab the games from the App Store, and explained why we think the games deserve their places on this shortlist. How do you pick a winner? Well it couldn't be easier. All you need to do is post a comment at the bottom of the article letting us know your choice. Or tweet us (or leave us a comment on Facebook) using the hashtag #148GOW with the name of your choice.

Obviously if you think we've missed anything from the list, you can let us know that in the comments as well. Now though, without any more typing, here are the games.

Dragalia Lost - Weapons Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 30th, 2018

Dragalia Lost might seem like it’s all about the gacha at first, but there’s quite a bit more to the game than just hoping you pull the best Adventurers, dragons, and Wyrmprints, out of the virtual slot machine. If you truly want to master and conquer high level content in this game, it’s more important to know what you’re doing with what you have than just spending time and/or money to try and get a chance at something better.

Take weapons, for instance. Weapons are some of the most important items in Dragalia Lost, yet there’s no random component to them at all. From the start of the game, every player gets the chance to craft and upgrade any and all kinds of weapons that they want, and these are items that are more important than both dragons and Wyrmprints. That said, weapons can use a ton of materials to craft and upgrade, so you want to be judicious about what weapon work you do and when. Check out some tips below to make the most of your weapons in Dragalia Lost.

Breeze through Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 with these helpful tips

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 29th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SAY WHAT :: Read Review »

If it’s a classic Shin Megami Tensei for mobile that you seek, Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 absolutely delivers. A post-apocalyptic RPG that you can take anywhere, we here at 148Apps have quite enjoyed our time collecting demons, building a powerful party, and working our way through the game’s story.

The Shin Megami Tensei has never gone light on difficulty, and Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 is no exception. If you’re a newcomer to the series looking to jump in head first, we have a few helpful tips and tricks to get you started.

Everything you need to know to have the best mobile gaming holiday season

Posted by Harry Slater on November 28th, 2018

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It's almost December, which means that the festive period at the end of the year is almost upon us. You've probably already done some shopping. Or, if you're anything like us, you've tutted about people who've already done their shopping. But we thought you might like some help getting prepared for the holidays, which is where this article comes in.

We're going to update it regularly with everything you need to know to make sure you spend the holidays in the finest mobile gaming place the world has ever seen. Every Wednesday we're going to be adding some new tips, tricks, deals, and more, as well as linking out to all the other festive content we're going to be creating.

Since the holidays are all about friends and family, we'd love you to join in. Got your own questions, comments, or ideas? Then please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. We might even get you a present or two, in the form of replies.

Dragalia Lost Guide - What You Need to Know About Resplendent Refrain

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 27th, 2018

It's been exactly two months since Dragalia Lost's release, and–although it isn't exactly what you'd expect from the likes of Nintendo–it has retained a strong following because of how often its events have come along. Since release, there have been four distinct events complete with unique challenges and rewards that really makes the game feel dynamic and worth sticking with.

This trend is showing no sign of stopping, as Dragalia Lost's fifth event is on the horizon. Resplendent Refrain is coming hot of the heels of the wind-based facility event, A Wish to the Winds, and promises another difficult raid for players to try and tackle cooperatively. Details are still a little scant on what Resplendent Refrain will contain specifically, but see below for some expert analysis of what to expect given what we know:

We answer all of the top questions you might have about your new iPhone

Posted by Harry Slater on November 27th, 2018

There's a chance that over the last few days you've picked up a new iPhone, what with all the sales that have been going on thanks to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. And there's also a good chance that you've got some questions that you'd like to get answered. And that's what we're here for.

So we've broken up some of the biggest questions you might have and tried to answer them the best we can. Obviously if there's anything else you'd like to know, stick your questions in the comments section at the bottom of the article and we will use all of our accumulated knowledge to answer them.

You can click this link to check out some of the other awesome lists we've been working on recently. Or if you just like getting on with things, the questions are going to start right now.

Hello Hero Epic Battle recently received its global launch - here’s what you need to know

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 26th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Hello Hero Epic Battle is proving itself to be the next big thing in mobile RPGs, with over 100 collectible heroes (and some real life character toys, too!), a colourful 3D world to explore, and plenty of opportunities to test your mettle in the heat of battle.

The game is quite expansive, with Heroes and equipment to upgrade and dungeons to explore. Luckily we’re here to ensure you get off to a good start. Here are five tips to help you on your journey.

Explore the game’s many modes

Hello Hero Epic Battle boasts a large number of gameplay modes, from character management, to single player adventures, to multiplayer competitions and events. Explore the game’s vibrant world in single-player Adventure mode, where you’ll traverse seven unique regions and unravel the game’s story. The game’s Ranking modes offer multiplayer challenges, from epic Boss fights to high stakes PvE battles in Conquest and Battlefield modes.

Build a team that will cover your bases

You’ll find that every Hero in Hello Hero Epic Battle falls into one of four classes. You’ll want to make sure your party features a few different classes to ensure you can meet every challenge head on. Defense characters are your tanks, with impressive physical and magical defense and high health. Melee/Ranged Attack Heroes deal out strong physical and magical damage from afar, but have low health. Melee/Ranged Hybrid characters have close range physical attacks and can put out ranged magical attacks. And lastly, Support characters don’t have much by way of physical or magical attack skills, but they are essential to healing the rest of your party when they take damage.

A quick starter guide to Soul Seeker: Six Knights

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 26th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SAMEY BUT FUN :: Read Review »

After the success of the original Soul Seeker, South Korean developer Clegames has crafted a second, gacha-packed instalment. Expect more anime-style characters, more Soul searching and more strategic battling. To get you Soul-Seeker ready, read our quick starter guide.

The story so far...

Five gods built the world of Hermes, but it didn't take long before they were squabbling with each other ownership. After a war between them nearly frazzled the land to bits, the gods thought it wise to lock themselves in magical objects called Soul Stones, where they could do no more harm. Unfortunately, their minion factions continued the fight. They began seeking the Soul Stones in an effort to wield godly powers against their rivals, at the risk of destroying Hermes in the process. Up pops the Albion Knights, dedicated to finding and destroying the Soul Stones to keep the world safe. And who should be within the order's ranks but you, ready to save the day.

The top 3 iPhone and iPad games you should be excited for this week

Posted by Harry Slater on November 26th, 2018

It's been a funny few days here at 148Apps, thanks mainly to Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and all of the sales that have been happening on the App Store because of them. Hopefully though normal-ish service is going to resume this week. And since we missed it last Friday, we thought we'd let you know about the exciting upcoming games you're going to be playing this week.

We've included links so you can pre-order the games on the App Store where we've got them. That way you'll get a notification when the game is live and be able to grab it quicker than most. If you consider yourself an App Store sleuth then be sure to let us know of any games you've spotted that are heading our way in the next seven days.

Click here and you can check out all of the other awesome lists we've been creating lately. But before you do that, let's find out what games you're going to be playing by the time Thursday rolls around.

Win a brand new iPad courtesy of SEGA and SEGA Heroes™

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 23rd, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fancy enjoying a blast from the past on an Apple iPad (9.7 inch)? Well now you have the chance to do just that thanks to Pocket Gamer's latest giveaway to celebrate the launch of SEGA Heroes.

Developed by the same team behind Marvel® Puzzle Quest, SEGA Heroes brings together classic characters from SEGA past, present, and future to showcase some classic beat-em up action for the mobile generation.

Combining 4v4 combat with slick match-3 puzzle mechanics, SEGA Heroes features over 200 levels across 30 different zones, where players can collect, level-up, and do battle with their favourite SEGA characters, including Sonic, Axel Stone, Aiai, and - our favourite Shinobi - Joe Musashi. With plenty of heroes to unlock as you progress through the game, you might even discover a few new favourites you never even knew about!

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning, just follow @PocketGamer on Twitter, and RT the following tweet:

You've got until 12pm GMT on Monday 26th November to enter the competition, which is open to readers worldwide. Good luck!

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

Social role-playing sequel Hello Hero: Epic Battle is now available in Europe

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 22nd, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Six years on from the release of its ultra-successful predecessor, Hello Hero: Epic Battle has just launched for mobile devices in Europe following its recent release in North America.

The game takes the accessible role-playing mechanics and polished 3D visuals of the original Hello Hero and expands on its formula with the addition of new content and features.

Here are the top five iPhone games without IAPs

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on November 21st, 2018

It can seem like most phone games now have in-app purchases of some kind, whether it's a small fee to remove ads from the game or buy a few gems, up to luxurious and expensive bundles that will ensure you have every piece of top-tier equipment in the game. It's just the way of things now. That doesn't mean that it's your only choice though, which is why we've written this list of our top 5 favorite iPhone games that don't have IAPs.

Tired of seeing those "limited time offer" windows popping up during your gameplay, sick of being asked whether you want to watch a video to get some more gems? Yeah, we know how that feels. Sometimes you just want to sit down with a game and play it, and these 5 let you do exactly that.

Click here to check out all of the other awesome lists we've been writing lately, there's some real good ones there. And if you think we've missed anything out here, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

148Apps Black Friday Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 21st, 2018

Is it too early for Black Friday? Yes, absolutely. But does Apple agree? No, apparently not. Tons of games have already been discounted on the App Store, and we'd like to give you a definitive guide on the best deals to grab.

To be clear, we won't be posting EVERY game sale on this page. For a firehose of all deals on games regardless of quality, look elsewhere. What we're listing below is just the deals on games that you definitely should buy if you haven't already.

Transistor - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read Pocket Gamer's Transistor review

Bastion - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Bastion review

Severed - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Severed review

Tiny Bubbles - $2.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Tiny Bubbles review

A Normal Lost Phone - $0.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our A Normal Lost Phone review

Agent A - $0.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our Agent A review

XCOM: Enemy Within - $1.99

- download for iPhone

Click here to read our XCOM: Enemy Within review

Dragalia Lost - Ruler of the Shore Guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 20th, 2018

The toughest part of every facility event in Dragalia Lost is the pesky wave-based challenge battles. These fights push your Adventurers to the limit with tons of enemies with huge amounts of health that can take you down easily if you’re not careful.

With A Wish to the Wind, this wave-based event is as hard as ever, but it is certainly passable. Check out a few handy tips on how to beat the Ruler of the Shore mission below:

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

Posted by Harry Slater on November 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!