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Fly away from reality with astragon’s Take Off - The Flight Simulator

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 9th, 2016

Pack your suitcase, kiss your kids goodbye: come June 9th you’re set to be jetting off with astragon’s new flight simulation release, Take Off - The Flight Simulator.

For those who find flying a disconcerting prospect in reality, or just really fancy the idea of soaring into the skies from their office chair, this title offers an immersive experience without the hassle of, you know, having to attend a flight school and buy your own plane.

Nonstop Knight: How to get better weapons and armor

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 9th, 2016

Two parts action RPG and one part endless runner, Nonstop Knight lives up to its name. Perhaps no one has battled fantasy monsters quite like the titular paladin of flaregames' latest, who even battles enemies when you're logged out of the game. Until there's a boss fight, anyway.

Still, his skill and courage only get him so far. He's going to need the best possible gear in order to continue his neverending quest.

T-Mobile Tuesdays and 4 more free apps to earn you real rewards

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 8th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's often said that you can't get something for nothing. That thinking has been in the news a lot as of late, with airlines making changes to frequent flyer programsto work via dollars spent instead of miles flown.

Alas, there's still a place where you can be rewarded for loyalty, and it's on your smartphone or tablet. Apps like T-Mobile Tuesdays, which has rocketed to the top of the App Store free app chart, are proof of that.

ZPlay’s new iOS release, Inner Circle, may just drive you round the bend

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 8th, 2016

Pairing slick visuals with a frustratingly addictive premise, ZPlay’s Inner Circle is a must-play for anybody who enjoys a good time-sensitive puzzle game. Using a simplistic (but highly effective) layout, the game is opened up to a vast demographic of players – young and old.

To succeed at the game, players must work to line up rings of colour to match that of the ‘inner circle’, whilst the ring shrinks in size and looms closer to its orbit. If players don’t line up the colour before the ring hits the centre - by tapping the screen to rotate and swiping to shrink faster - they will lose the game.

With an impressive 250 levels to get stuck into, the title offers extensive gameplay and promises to get right under the skin of its players. Perfect for those who lean towards brain-training and cognitive challenges, with its Tetris-esque format.

Inner Circle possesses a selection of interesting features, including a night-mode to ensure the brightness of the nigh-neon colours doesn’t affect eyesight, and an Arcade mode that allows players to plough through levels indefinitely. The night modeis achieved by altering the colour scheme presented in the original version of the game.

The title will be available soon, for iOS devices, so keep circling in on that App Store!

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

How to get started with Kiwi - Q&A

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 7th, 2016

Most of us don't need another social networking or messaging app. Between Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and others, we're already as connected as we could possibly be, or so it seems.

Yet people are still flocking to Kiwi - Q&A, which is currently atop the free iOS App Store chart in the U.S. What makes Kiwi different enough to attract that kind of attention?

New slither.io update adds single-player option

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

"Wait a minute," you say. "Surely that has to be a mistake. Isn't the whole point of slither.io that it features multiplayer snake action?"

Indeed it is, and while not ever having met the insanely popular game's creator Steve Howse personally, I'd expect he knows enough to not mess up the good thing he's got going. However, there's also something to be said for making a mobile game accessible to the widest possible audience, which is what the latest update to slither.io has done.

Beyond Snapchat: 5 popular free messaging app alternatives

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 6th, 2016

There's no escaping Snapchat. Not only is it the dominant force among free photo-sharing apps at the moment, it's also increasingly become the app of choice for text messaging among teens and young adults. After all, why use a separate app for messaging when you can do it from the same one you use to share images and videos too?

That said, there is life beyond Snapchat. A number of free iPhone and iPad apps are out there that allow users to easily communicate with friends and loved ones without necessarily needing to download the current industry leader. Let's take a look at five of them that are currently popular on the App Store charts.

Steppy Pants: Tips and tricks for getting a higher score

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 6th, 2016

Unless you're under the age of 2, you don't have to think much about walking. You just do it.

Not so in Steppy Pants, the "walking simulator" that has captured the imagination of a big chunk of the mobile gaming audience. With its blocky graphics and simple, one-touch gameplay, it quickly calls to mind titles like Crossy Road, but it also throws ragdoll physics into the mix to create a winning formula all its own.

Chik-fil-A app leads top 10 most popular restaurant apps

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 4th, 2016

It's not often that a restaurant chain has its app hit the top of the U.S. App Store chart. In fact, it's hard to remember it ever happening before.

Yet Chik-fil-A has managed to do just that with Chik-fil-A One, its new app that launched on iOS in May. What's made it so popular? Giving away chicken sandwiches, as it turns out, is a primo way to get folks to download something.

Tips and tricks for base defence in Transformers: Earth Wars

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 3rd, 2016

If you've spent any time playing Transformers: Earth Wars, you've no doubt discovered that attacking enemy bases is much simpler than defending your own. As the attacker, you've got multiple Autobots or Decepticons at your command, all with their own unique special abilities.

Meanwhile, your base has mostly static weapons and a lone bot to keep things safe on the home front. Yet there's no need for despair. Follow our base defence tips and tricks and you'll have the best possible chance to keep the opposing faction from making off with all your hard-earned resources.

WeGo Interactive tease new Re-Volt title with soft launch

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 3rd, 2016

If you found yourself big into the Re-Volt series way back in 1999 and you’re now a modern mobile gamer, you’re in for a treat: WeGo Interactive have released a new generation of the series: Re-Volt3.

Real-time strategy title Battleplans is available now on iOS platform

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 2nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

iPhone/iPad users are in luck: slickly animated RTS game Battleplans is now available for iOS systems from the App Store. Released by En Masse Entertainment this week, the title offers fully immersive gameplay despite being for pocket devices. For those who are looking for a quick-thinking game that will test their strategy skills – Battleplans is the one.

Make the walking dead fly with Steampunk Wizards’ new release Dead Hand Drive

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 2nd, 2016

Not one for the faint-hearted in the slightest, if you find yourself a fan of both zombie games and the prospect of absolute anarchy, something tells us you’re going to be a fan of Steampunk Wizards' new title,Dead Hand Drive.

The best value players on UEFA EURO 2016 Fantasy

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 31st, 2016

With Euro 2016 kicking off on June 10th, time's running out to pick your 15-man fantasy squad in UEFA EURO 2016 Fantasy.

The app should be simple enough for anyone who's ever dabbled with fantasy football apps in the past but, as always, it has its own quirks when it comes to the pricing of certain players.

So, if you're struggling to build a squad within that €100 million budget, here are a few tips for players who won't break the bank, but could just make a big impact at the tournament.

How to become the ultimate robot warrior in Chrono Strike

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 29th, 2016

Chrono Strike is a delightfully immersive beat ‘em up with a sense of humor (any game with a good Sims reference gets points in my book).

You take control of a cast of colorful robotic resistance fighters as you face off against the Swarm - evil, spikier robots who've taken over the world.

You’ll have a blast punching and kicking your way to freedom, but don’t forget to take these helpful tips into consideration along the way!