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The best new games for iPhone and iPad this week - May 31st

Posted by Harry Slater on May 31st, 2018

Space Pioneer iOS screenshot - A fight in the snow

Every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to take some time and roundup the very best games that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. It's our little gift to you, some curation of the huge number of games that come out for iPhone and iPad every week.

It's not been the best seven days in the world of mobile gaming, but there are definitely some interesting new additions. In fact, it might be one of those weeks where there's something for everyone. If you've spotted something we've missed, or want to tell us that one of the games we've included shouldn't be there, make sure you do that in the comments at the bottom of the article.

The best strategy games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on May 30th, 2018

Sometimes you don't want a game that's going to be over in a few seconds. Sometimes you want something thicker, deeper, and designed to make you forget about the world for a few days. In other words, you want a big ol' strategy game.

But there are so many of them on the App Store that sometimes it's difficult to decide which one to buy or download. Which is where this list comes in. We've picked the very best strategy games that you can get for your iPhone and iPad. Agree? Disagree? Make sure you let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Pocket Run Pool guide - Tips and Tricks for Beginner Billiardist

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 29th, 2018

Zach Gage has made quite a name for himself by taking familiar games, tweaking them just so, and packaging the whole thing up in his signature style. Pocket Run Pool is his latest creation, which takes billiards and turns it into an extremely compelling solo score chaser. If you’ve just recently picked the game up and are looking to improve your game, keep the following tips in mind.

Can Mario Kart Tour save Nintendo's mobile gaming business?

Posted by Harry Slater on May 28th, 2018

Mario Kart Tour logo

We're pretty much at the midpoint of the year now, which makes it around six months since we pondered what the future might hold for Nintendo's advances into mobile. And so far in 2018 the resounding answer has been - not much at all, really.

There's been a couple of game announcements, but the whole Nintendo-takes-over-mobile story really hasn't played out. In fact there have been rumblings behind the scenes that the big N is still struggling to find a way to successfully monetize its mobile-gaming output. So if things were looking bleak at the start of the year, it's fair to say they're not looking much rosier now.

Pixel Starships fires new update into orbit

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 25th, 2018
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Pixel Starships players now have a wider array of strategic options at their disposal thanks to the game’s latest update on iOS and Android.

Developer SavySoda has deployed the Advanced Tactics add-on to the spaceship-building MMORPG, hot on the heels of February’s eSports update, and this one promises to be even more content-rich than its predecessor.

Hit the 5! Casino slots onto Android devices

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 25th, 2018

Hit the 5! Casino, the social slots sim from Webzen, has arrived on Android devices following a successful soft launch in Australia, with players in North American and Australasian markets now able to enjoy the game for free. European players won't have to wait long either with the game set to release on European shores very soon.

The free-to-play title lets users try their luck on a series of themed digital slot machines, each with their own unique style, features and storylines. Here’s the best part: you can give them a spin without the risk of losing any actual money. In-app purchases are entirely optional, as progression can be achieved through gameplay.

Slots on offer at launch include the Ancient Greece-inspired Hera the Greek Goddess, the mystical-themed Moon Wolf, and Coin Fever, a traditional Vegas-style experience free of narrative components.

Hit the 5! Casino also boasts extensive social features, including the option to take part in global tournaments and the ability to exchange the rewards you earn with your friends.

Aimed at players aged 21 and over, the social casino game is a follow-up to the Facebook social title of the same name, which racked up a user base of more than 500,000 players.

Hit the 5! Casino is available from Google Play as a free download. Want more information? Head on over to the game’s official website and Facebook page.

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

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - May 25th

Posted by Harry Slater on May 25th, 2018

The last day of the week has rolled around again, so it's time to put up your feet, pour a glass of cognac, and wonder where you should be spending your money. If I might make a suggestion, the games on this here list are the finest currently on sale for iPhone and iPad, so maybe grab some of them?

We've got download links. We've got review links. We've got videos. We've got everything you need to make an informed purchase. And if you think we're missing anything from our far from extensive list, feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article.

TerraGenesis is a space sim that lets you build worlds using science and NASA data

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 24th, 2018
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

TerraGenesis successfully made its mark on the App Store, drawing over 1 million players, and now it’s coming to Android to captivate new legions of players to transform and explore distant planets. The winner of last year’s Very Big Indie Pitch in San Francisco, TerraGenesis is a space sim that elegantly melds real-life biology and physics with sci-fi to give players the freedom to terraform planets and build functioning colonies.

Stickman Soccer 2018 kicks off on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 24th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Premier League season is over and the World Cup is yet to begin, but there’s a new way to get your football fix in the meantime. Stickman Soccer 2018 has just kicked off on mobile devices and it promises to be the most feature-packed edition to date.

Developed by Djinnworks, this season’s version of the award-winning arcade soccer title comes with a host of new gameplay features, including red and yellow cards, a sprint button, slow motion replays, and a wide range of customisation options.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - 24th May

Posted by Harry Slater on May 24th, 2018

Well hello there, and welcome to our weekly roundup of the best games that have been released for iPhone and iPad over the last seven days. It's not a vintage week, not by any stretch of the imagination, but there are definitely a good few games on this list that are worth your time, attention, and hard earned cash.

As always happens, I've whammed some download links into the copy so you can swan off to the App Store and grab any game that tickles your fancy post-haste. And if you think I've missed anything, which would be shocking, I know, make sure you let us know in the comments sections at the bottom of the article.

The best puzzle games for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on May 23rd, 2018

In the latest part of our roundup of the best games in specific genres, we're going to take a look at the best puzzle games you can pick up for iPhone and iPad. And there are some of the very best games period on this list, so it's definitely going to be worth your while to give it a read.

We've added download links and links to our reviews as well, so you can make sure you've got all the knowledge you need before you make a purchase. And if you've got your own suggestions to add, then make sure you chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the list. We'd really appreciate it.

Everything you need to know to win in Disney Heroes: Battle Mode for mobile - Hints, tips, and cheats

Posted by Harry Slater on May 21st, 2018

Disney Heroes: Battle Mode might not be the most original game in the world, but it does have an intriguing compulsion to it that's going to make you want to push you deeper into the experience. Plus there are loads of Disney heroes for you to collect and train, which is pretty entertaining in and of itself.

But there's a lot to take in in the game, and it's pretty easy to get confused with the different game modes and currencies that the game throws at you. Which is where this guide comes in. We're going to walk through everything you need to know to make sure you're going to have the strongest team, the richest coffers, and the best time when you're playing.

5 reasons why you need to play TapTap Heroes!

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 20th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

TapTap Heroes is an all-new idle RPG for iOS and Android that will take you on a breathtaking, colorful adventure. With endless battles and bountiful rewards, there’s a lot to uncover in this action-packed title from Ajoy Lab. There’s quite a bit to TapTap Heroes, so we figured we’d give you a rundown of the top reasons to give the game a try. Off we go!

It’s easy to get started, but there are a lot of layers hidden inside

TapTap Heroes is an idle game, which means the mechanics are pretty easy to dive into from the get-go. You can get started by simply tapping your way through battles, but as you grow more familiar with the game’s mechanics, you’ll find that there’s actually a good deal of strategy in there, too. You’ll need to build a balance team from over 200 heroes, learning which characters work together best. Plus there’s hundreds of weapons, skills, and equipment to discover and pair together. The possibilities are nigh endless.

The art is fantastic

While many mobile games suffer from cluttered UIs and information overload, TapTap Heroes features a streamlined interface that doesn’t skimp on color or design. The character designs are unique and showcase each hero’s distinct personality. Rather than more of the same, TapTap Heroes stands out on its own.

An endless stream of events and quests keeps things interesting

Developer Ajoy Lab is committed to providing a continuing stream of content for TapTap Heroes beyond the game’s debut this week. Expect to find weekly events and daily quests that offer exciting, limited-time chances to earn rare rewards and high-rank heroes.

There are rich multiplayer options

When you’ve had your fill of the game’s single-player game, TapTap Heroes has plenty of multiplayer activities to keep you busy. Compete against other players in the Arena to make your way through the rankings, or cooperate with your fellow adventures and join a Guild to take down Raid Bosses in epic battles.

There are no free-to-play hijinks

Perhaps most importantly, TapTap HeroesIs not pay to win. VIP features are set behind a premium paywall, but you can access them for free by levelling up your account if you don’t feel like investing cash in the game. Other than that, you won’t be limited to timers or any other free-to-play frustrations.

Ready to get started? You can find TapTap Heroes on the App Store and Google Play right now.

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

Dragon Nest is coming to mobile and we’re telling you exactly what to expect

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 18th, 2018

One of the East’s largest MMOJRPGs on PC, Dragon Nest is getting set to launch in North America on mobile as Dragon Nest M. The game has been specifically optimised and built from the ground up for the new platform, and if you’re curious to dive in be sure to pre-register for the game ahead of its launch this May.

Dragon Nest M is set to feature the same 3D adventuring actions series veterans have come to expect, with a story set against a familiar world and familiar gameplay. There are a few slight differences however. The mobile version will feature a no-lock battle system, for instance, letting you combine your skills freely during fights as in the PC version.

An MMORPG is no good without any multiplayer features, and Dragon Nest M is set to have people covered. Dungeons are the best example, allowing you to fight side-by-side with others before battling the big boss in a way that works for you. You can also build or join a Guild, fighting as one with your Guild members to conquer and save the continent of Altera once more.

Can’t wait to see what’s new for yourself? Pre-registration for Dragon Nest M is now open for those who want to get set for the game’s launch this May. Doing so means you’ll receive exclusive rewards and gifts unavailable anywhere else. Rewards that provide a little boost for those craving a slight advantage when first starting out.

Stay ahead of the pack when Dragon Nest M launches later this month, pre-register for the game today.

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

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - May 18th

Posted by Harry Slater on May 18th, 2018

Well done. You've made it to the end of the working week. You deserve a treat. But you don't want to spend all of your money in one go, right? It's only the middle of the month after all. What you need is a deal. Or, more specifically, you need the very best deal. And that's why you've come to check out our list of the best games currently on sale for iPhone and iPad.

As usual, we've stuck download and review links so that you can get all the info you need before you grab a game. And if you think we've missed out any games that are going cheap, then make sure you let us know in the comments. That way we can all save the same amount of money and have a lovely cake or something at the weekend.