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Want to pick the best mobile game that came out this week? Well you can here

Posted by Harry Slater on August 3rd, 2018

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Yeah, sure, we're a day later than usual with our game of the week award, but that just makes things more exciting. You've no doubt been waiting with baited breath for the contestants to be announced. And that's exactly what we're doing in this here article, so cool your jets.

It's an interesting mix this week. We've got premium, we've got free to play. We've got deep simulation and we've got super-fast reactions. We've got retro, modern, puzzle, and almost everything in between. But it's up to you now which one walks away the victor.

To vote you can just leave us a comment at the bottom of the article. Or tweet us using the hashtag #148GOW, or post on our Facebook page. That's it. That's all you have to do.Pretty darn easy right? Anyway, on with the picks, then on with the votes.

Knights Chronicle guide - The best PvP characters

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 2nd, 2018

We’re continuing our pseudo-tier list for Knights Chronicle by listing our picks of the best heroes to have on your team in the Arena.

Again, because the criteria for what makes a hero so great in Knights Chronicle can be extremely situational, we’ve simply given our top three picks for best heroes by type that will generally serve you well in the Arena. See our picks below:

Scavenge for rewards in the latest DLC for apocalyptic simulator 60 Seconds!

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 31st, 2018
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Tinned food is underrated. When the warning siren goes, and your suburban home is nuked into a radioactive pancake, what else are you going to depend on for sustenance down in the bunker? But if you’ve only got 60 seconds to gather supplies, you’ll have to pocket a lot of canned tomato soup. And everything else you and your family will need to stay alive. Then comes the tough part – spending countless days holed up in your fallout shelter, with only your family and mutant cockroaches for company. At least the cockroaches don’t nag.

So begins developer Robot Gentleman’s apocalyptic simulator 60 Seconds!. The game’s nightmare scenario is given a strong dose of dark humour throughout, helped by the 1950s, white-picket-fence backdrop. You take control of Ted, hell-bent on keeping his family alive, even when all around him has turned to ash. First released on PC, Nintendo Switch and iOS, 60 Seconds! received its debut on Android in December last year. It’s managed over a million sales across all platforms since then, and the latest DLC is sure to draw more players.

The winner of this week's game of the week award is The Horus Heresy: Legions

Posted by Harry Slater on July 31st, 2018

After another close-fought battle, and plenty of dissent among the ranks, we can now reveal the winner of this week's game of the week award. And if you've been paying attention to all of this psuedo-military speak, you've probably worked out that it's The Horus Heresy: Legions.

It's a card game of surprising depth and accessibility, that sees you building a deck of Space Marines, daemons, Imperial Guard troopers, and giant tanks to take out all of your foes. Think Hearthstone but set in the grim-dark-darkly-grim-grim future of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K universe.

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot might not be on Steam anymore, but we've tried the mobile version

Posted by Harry Slater on July 30th, 2018

The Might Quest for Epic Loot iOS preview screenshot - One of the early fights

I have a hat that makes me look quite a lot like a bear. This is pleasing to me. I also run around waving my axe about like I've gone a little bit bonkers. This is also pleasing. In fact, there's a lot of things about the soft-launched version of The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot that are going to please people, as you're going to find out in this preview.

It's a little more interactive than your usual midcore dungeon crawler, but it still manages to be wonderfully accessible. And then there are the little touches that set the game apart, and the polish and care that's clearly been lavished on the game. TLDR: this one's looking awesome.

How to play Speeball! for iOS and Android

Posted by Harry Slater on July 30th, 2018

Speedball iOS guide screenshot - Don't do this

No, Speedball isn't a digital remastering of the classic Amiga game of violence and sliding. Instead it's a game about a ball that goes really, really fast. And you need to tap the screen in order to ensure that that super fast lil' roller doesn't smash into any of the obstacles in front of you.

Unsurprisingly it's much harder than it looks. And since it looks pretty difficult, you can imagine the lengths you're going to have to go to to get the highest scores in the game. Luckily though, we've got your back on that account.

We've played a whole load of the game, and we've come up with some hints, tips, and tricks to ensure that every time you roll out on that road, you're going to be doing the very best you can.

How do I play Color Tube for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on July 27th, 2018

Color Tube is a super simple game of not smashing your little ball into the wrong colored part of a tube. Well, it sounds simple anyway. In actuality it's a hair-tearing, super-frustrating game of screaming at your phone and wishing ill to the developers.

But, since you probably want your hair to stay in one place, and you don't want to go on a murderous rampage against iOS game developers, we've written this handy guide to walk you through the ins-and-outs of the game.

It might not make you the greatest Color Tube player in the world, but by our reckoning if you follow these hints and tips you're going to be in the top ten at the very least.

Everything you need to know to win in The Fishing Master for mobile

Posted by Elizabeth Eagen-Jones on July 27th, 2018

If you're looking to make a big catch, you might consider trying out The Fish Master, a game that tasks you with catching as many fish as you can, and fishing as deep as you can, to earn money and upgrade your equipment.

If that sounds like it floats your boat, we have the tips you need to get ahead while you're trawling through the depths.

It's time for you to pick which one of these five mobile games deserves to win our game of the week award

Posted by Harry Slater on July 26th, 2018

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Another Thursday is upon us, which means another stream of new mobile games for us to get excited about. It also means it's time for you to pick which is your favorite new release from what we think are the five best that have come out over the last seven days.

There are plenty of ways to vote. For example, you can leave a comment on this article. If that doesn't tickle your fancy, tweet us your choice using the hashtag #148GOW. And if you're more of a Zucker than a tweeter, you can leave us a comment on our Facebook page telling us which of the games you think should win.

Every game of the week winner will go forward into a final showdown at the end of the year, where you, our wonderful audience, decide on the 148Apps readers' game of the year. So that's pretty awesome. Anyway, on with the choices.

Knights Chronicle guide - Everything you need to know about the July 26 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 25th, 2018

It's only been about a month since Knights Chronicle released and we're about to see our third huge update. The 1.1 release brought us the top tier attacker Morrigan along with some much-requested moves to make the game friendlier for free players, and the update that dropped just a week later added things like Haspiel Assault and the Taiyo Advent dungeon.

This latest update isn't quite out at the time of this writing, but it promises quite a few more goodies for Knights Chronicle players. See below for what some of these things might be:

How The Room: Old Sins understands where fear truly comes from

Posted by Harry Slater on July 25th, 2018

How do you take a series in a new direction when it’s already so well established as The Room? That must have been the question facing Fireproof Games when it sat down to work on The Room: Old Sins. The fourth game in a series is always going to be a tough one to make, and even more so when it’s the newest entry in one of the best-loved franchises in mobile gaming.

Obdurately stick to what came before and you leave yourself open to accusations of resting on your laurels, or try something new and risk losing what made the previous games so great in the first place. But in the end The Room: Old Sins took both paths, and Fireproof created another mobile masterpiece.

How do you get the best scores in Ball Blast for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on July 24th, 2018

Ball Blast is essentially a mix between an arcade shooter, puzzle bobble, and a counting game. It's all about blasting balls into bits and claiming the coins they drop. But while it might appear simple to begin with, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can put you in pole position to get the very best scores.

And luckily that's what we're here to tell you. We've put hours into the game, and in this guide we're going to walk you through all of the hints and tips we've worked out in that time, so you can become sort sort of royal ball blaster. Takes all sorts to make a world, after all.

The winner of this week's game of the week award is Rowdy Wrestling

Posted by Harry Slater on July 24th, 2018

We've run the numbers. We've run the numbers again, and we've run the numbers one final time, and we can now reveal which of these five games has won our highly coveted game of the week award. It's Rowdy Wrestling. Sorry, we don't do fanfare around these parts.

The game is a brilliant arcade blast of crunching nonsense that sees you duking it out against burly men in order to be crowned the champion. And sure, that might sound like it's been done before, but trust us when we say that there's a lot more going on here than that.

Knights Chronicle guide - The best PvE characters

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 23rd, 2018

Everyone loves a good tier list, but there aren’t any great ones out there for Knights Chronicle. This isn’t just because no one bothered to make one though. It’s actually because heroes in Knights Chronicle may be valuable in one aspect of the game when they aren’t in another.

In an effort to build some semblance of a quality tier list for Knights Chronicle, you’d have to break down top heroes for each aspect of the game as well as sort them by the kind of hero they are, which is exactly what this list (the first of many) sets out to do.

This list of heroes in Knights Chronicle ranks the top three characters of each type purely by how good they are in Advent and Multiplayer Dungeons (also known as PvE). In other words, don’t use this list to build your Arena team. Check out our picks for best PvE heroes below:

Too fast, too furious, or just right? We go hands-on with Asphalt 9: Legends for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on July 23rd, 2018

Asphalt 9: Legends iOS preview screenshot - Getting some air

Asphalt 9: Legends is stupid. But I don't want you to think that's a bad thing, because it's really, really not. This is the polar opposite of a hardcore racing sim, and it wears its arcade heart on its ridiculously pimped-up sleeve. Oh, and it looks amazing as well.

The game is currently out in soft launch in the Philippines, so we thought we should grab some time with it before its worldwide release to give you some idea of what to expect when the game lands in the coming month. And most of what we've seen has left us far from disappointed.