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5 crashtastic games like Drifty Chase

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 11th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Drifty Chase is speeding its way up the iTunes charts with its addictive car chase action and general sense of mischief. It’s easy to pick up and and master in just a few minutes, making it an instant hit.

If you’re looking for something to change things up, though, there is a slew of other racing games that delight in causing fiery roadside havoc. We’ve done all of the heavy lifting and chosen five of the best.

Pokémon GO update brings changes to gym battles and more

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 11th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

Pokémon GO
just got a new update today as part of Niantic's continuing efforts to support the game. Before you ask, no, they still haven't added a tracking feature, and no, people are not very happy about that. However, Niantic has thrown in a few new fixes that will make the lives ofpokémon trainers worldwide a touch easier. Let's take a look, shall we?

Drifty Chase beginner's guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 10th, 2016

Drifty Chase lets you be the escape artist you’ve always wanted to be with its one-touch getaway adventures. You’re a bank robber fleeing from the cops, and your goal is to make it through the game’s 10 cities while sweeping up as much cash as your grabby hands can take.

There is some risk involved, though. You don’t want the cops to catch you, and the city streets are crowded and full of danger. Follow these tips to ensure your heist goes smoothly.

The best transit apps for navigating your city

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 8th, 2016
iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: USEFUL NAVIGATION :: Read Review »

While public transportation is built for our convenience, it's not always easy to figure out when you'll be picked up, or how to make a difficult transfer from A to B. The good news is, this is no longer a problem if you're using a smart phone or tablet. There are a ton of tools to help you navigate, but we've selected our three favorites to help you get around, whether you're travelling for work or leisure.

Dan the Man beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 8th, 2016

If you like jumping, punching, and kicking through a colorful world of retro video game delights, then Halfbrick Studios' Dan the Manneeds to be the next game on your must play list. It's fast-paced and fun, with tons of coins to chase, weapons to hoard, and bad guys to topple.

Dan the Manis lighthearted enough, but don't underestimate it. It'll throw plenty of challenges at you while you're distracted by its whimsical retro stylings. Luckily we're here to guide you through some of the game's stickier elements to help you come out swinging.

5 sleep apps to help you wake up on the right side of the bed

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sleep can often be a tricky, elusive beast. Falling asleep isn’t easy for everyone, and many others find themselves hitting the snooze button repeatedly. As we head away from the sun into the darker, colder months, this becomes an even bigger problem.

Of course, to function as a human in society you will need to get enough rest and wake up in time to make it your job, or school, or whatever obligation you might have no matter the time of year. We pulled together a list of great apps to help improve the quality of your sleep while making sure you wake up bright-eyed each day.

5 great mobile strategy RPGs like Banner Saga 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: A NEW STANDARD BEARER :: Read Review »

Banner Saga 2
launched on mobile last week in all of its solemn glory. It’s a beautifully animated, tragic tale that will stay with you long after you beat it. Or maybe you’ve beaten it already. If you’re looking for something to fill the gap left in Banner Saga 2’s wake, why not try one of these other tactical RPGs?

Pumped BMX 3 and 5 other awesome stunt games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 6th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pumped BMX 3 is sitting pretty in the iTunes gaming top 10 charts after flipping onto the scene last week. The game's tough, but it rewards you if you stick with it. Featuring tons of different moves and combos, it's a blast trying to achieve level goals and create ongoing strings of tricks.

It's definitely one of the best BMX games on mobile, but there are plenty of others that can compete. We've gathered five other fantastic games on iOS and Android that fit the extreme sports theme.

Get the maximum score in Maximum Car

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 6th, 2016

Neon and loud-mouthed, Maximum Car is everything you could want in a voxel arcade racer. Maximum Car relishes fiery explosions, nasty wipeouts, and just making a big old spectacle. It’s great fun just messing around crashing into people, but there are some elements of strategy if you’re looking to get as many coins and points as possible. Be sure to follow our tips to ensure you win the race and get the highest score.

ZPLAY’s new match-three game Mr. Catt is a purrfect puzzler

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 5th, 2016

Black Cat wakes up. The night is dead silent and candlelight flickers in the wind. Where has White Cat disappeared to? Well that’s where you come in.

Beijing publisher ZPLAY’s new tile-matching game Mr. Catt tasks you with discovering where White Cat is hiding. You journey across the galaxy one star at a time, with each star presenting a new puzzle. Gameplay involves dragging blocks strategically on to the board to make matching groups of three. Special blocks like Lightning help you to clear the screen more swiftly, and the bigger the combo, the higher your score. There are more than 300 stages to solve, so plenty to keep you busy.

As you move through the mission map, the illustrative graphics and nocturnal soundtrack give everything a dreamy quality. There are little Easter egg animations to discover, and the story unfolds over three distinct episodes.

Mr. Catt is a real mellow affair, and has more charm than many tile-matching games out there.

Mr Catt is available to download for free on Google Play.

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

5 excellent apps for learning a language on the cheap

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 5th, 2016

If you're interested in picking up a new language, whether it's for a trip abroad or simply for the sake of learning something new, mobile has become an excellent platform for language learners. There are bunches of apps on the market promising to teach you foreign languages. We've picked out five of the best to help you on your path to fluency.

4 of the best mobile simulation games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 4th, 2016

If you’re hooked on PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator but are nearing the end of your journey as YouTube superstar, fear not. There is a veritable slew of great simulation games on mobile that will help you waste away the hours. We’ve got nature sims, city building sims, restaurant sims--you name it and there’s probably a game for it.

Not all simulators on the App Store are created equal, though, so we’ve devised a list of four of our favorites to get you started.

Say cheese with the new social quiz game FaceUp

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 4th, 2016

Photos have been given an invigorating new lease of life thanks to the power of social media. What hasn’t been achieved before however, is an effective use for them in gaming.

Ubisoft have looked to change all of that with mobile game FaceUp however, which centres around the use of selfies – giving you the chance to do picture battle in a fun guessing game.

This Snapchat and Facebook inspired title assists players in breaking records set in-game, while letting them brag about their awesome detective skills through Facebook.

The aim of the game is to properly identify the game’s multitude of catalogued moods and expressions through the charades-like usage of your friends’s selfies.

You won’t be looking over endless realms of mugging for nothing either, with in-game unlockables including stickers to extra game modes.

This alongside several planned updates will look to keep things fresh, with the game also playable online and offline.

It’s certainly an interesting experiment, and one which puts gaming at the forefront. Bonus modes include a combo option which tasks you with incorporating multiple facial expressions - to make it even harder for your friends to guess what faces you’re attempting to pull.

The range of expressions listed in the game is sure to keep you amused, featuring everything from imitating rabbits to portraying politicians – so it’s time to get your game face on. Literally.

If you’re a fan of inserting cosmetic touches onto your selfies, like through the use of emojis and stamps, FaceUp even has that aspect covered too.

Grab this one on Android and iOS for free.

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

How to use your room to get the most views in PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 4th, 2016

PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator is taking the mobile world by storm, with thousands of people rushing to download the game within the first 24 hours of its release. Tuber Simulator sees you rising through the YouTube ranks to become a star boasting millions of views. We've already shared our beginner's tips, but now it's time to learn how to make a room that will ensure your success.

PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator beginner's guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 4th, 2016

Do you secretly dream of joining the likes of PewDiePie or Markiplier? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator itself already has a million downloads, and it just released on September 29. If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge into YouTube stardom you can try out the Pewdster’s new game for starters. We’ve come up with a few tips for you to rack up the simulated views in PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator.