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Swing skilfully in new physics-based platformer OCMO

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sometimes it’s the most difficult of obstacles that can be the most rewarding. One game hoping to prove this is OCMO, the new tough but fair platformer from developers Team Ocmo. Primed to set every speedrunner’s pulse racing, as an otherworldly black octopus with a hunger for bunnies you’re tasked to swing your way to success.

Launching globally for iOS devices following a successful limited release in other territories, OCMO is aiming to redefine what the hardcore platformer on mobile can be by way of intuitive touch controls. With a setup that gives you great grasp of the titular creature’s tendons, you’ll touch, tap, and swipe your way through many a misty cavern and wobbly woodland in a bid to be the best and claim your prize.

With 80 jam-packed levels full of dangers to dodge and obstacles to overcome, OCMO will take time and dedication to learn, but working your way through the levels is intended to be a reward in itself. An instant respawn mechanic makes light work of letting you replay stages generously quickly, so it’s easy to undertake another run to maintain any established momentum.

OCMO aims to be all about immersing yourself in the movement of the creature, making mastering the game’s mechanics not necessary, but fulfilling. Consider the physics around you, then pull and reach with your tentacles to complete the stages in time and you’ll unlock many hidden secrets and boss fights.

Swing your way to success in physics-based platforming fun. OCMO is available to download for iOS platforms.

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

Everything you need to know about Fire Emblem Heroes Book 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »

Fire Emblem Heroes is getting its biggest update yet as Nintendo unveiled Book II last night, featuring a whole new set of story missions and yes, collectible heroes. The update's not out just yet, but here's what you can expect when the new content goes live.

The biggest updates out this week - November 15

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 16th, 2017

A big game update is always a treat. Multiply that by four and you're having a really good week. Those weeks don't come around very often, but you're in luck. This chilly mid-November is chock full updates for some of your favorite titles, and they're real game changers. Here are four of the biggest updates out now or arriving in the next few days.

Craft Away! guide - how to quickly become a seasoned adventurer

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 15th, 2017

Craft Away! mixes the best elements of an RPG into a clicker game to create a fun experience that stands out from the other idle games on the market. With its crafting and questing elements, it's often easy to forget you're playing a clicker game. But that also means that there is some strategy to consider if you want to complete your quest. We have a few tips to help you get started.

The best deals on the App Store this week - November 14

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 15th, 2017

Gather 'round 148Apps friends. It's time for our App Store discount roundup. It's a firecracker of a week in bargain games and you won't want to miss out. Some solid sims appear on this week's list, as well as some of the finest indie games you'll find on iOS devices. Let's dive in!

Why you should play - Love Nikki-Dress Up Queen

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 13th, 2017
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

We're going to try something new here at 148Apps. Each week, we'll take a look back at a game taht might have been out for a while, but that we feel deserves a bit more recognition. It's all part of our mission to make sure that you're aware of the best mobile games out there.

This week we're shining the spotlight on Love Nikki-Dress UP Queen, an incredibly addictive fashion game that has a lot more going on than first appearances might suggest. This game is hugely popular in its native Japan, and its audience is growing steadily bigger in the west as well. It is a game largely about fashion, as you travel the world to schmooze with stylists and designers and collect a huge clothing collection. The game has a huge community, where you can compete against other players and help others build up their style. Here are three reasons why you should check out Love Nikki if you haven't already.

South Park: Phone Destroyer guide - beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 13th, 2017

South Park made its big mobile debut last week with South Park: Phone Destroyer, a card battler featuring your favorite South Park characters. Players face off against "humans vs. aliens" style combat in the South Park crew's imaginitive, hyper-violent style.

As with many CCGs, there are a few strategies you should consider when starting out if you want to keep winning. Here are a few beginner tips to get you started.

Make sure there is a tank on the field at all times

The best new games we played this week - October 10

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 11th, 2017

Another week has come and gone in this hectic, hectic life, and that means it's time to look back on another excellent few days of new mobile games. This week we were treated to fresh new adventures, and some familiar faces as well. Without further ado, here are our favorite new games of the past seven days.

The Tower Assassin's Creed guide - how to climb to the top

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 10th, 2017

The Tower Assassin's Creed
is essentially a reskin of the Ketchapp classic. It's the perfect time to give the game a spin if you haven't done so already, especially if you're a fan ofAssassin's Creed.

The concept is simple enough, and it also jives perfectly with the Assassin's Creed style. Your goal is to build the highest tower possible before climbing your way back down to grab up those coveted Helix Credits.

What to expect from Niantic's upcoming Harry Potter AR game

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 10th, 2017

Niantic Labs is setting its sights on the wizarding world for its next AR project, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. If the prospect of Pokémon Go excited you, save for, say, the Pokémon part, now might be your chance to join in on the excitement. Following on the massive success of Pokémon GO, the world of Harry Potter seems like a natural next step for the social AR genre.

The game's still in the early stages of development, but here's what you can expect from the game so far.

Popular online turn-based battler Gladiator Heroes introduces clans in its new November update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 9th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Just when you thought it wasn’t possible for Gladiator Heroes – the popular Strategy RPG/city-builder from developer Genera Games – to add more strings to its bow, today it receives its biggest update yet. Aiming to give players a much deeper online experience, from today iOS and Android users can form up and create clans as they continue growing their own Roman empire.

By far one of the most-anticipated features desired by players, the addition of clans within Gladiator Heroes brings with it a new global ranking system based on ‘fame’ point rewards for successful multiplayer battles, along with a dedicated group-wide chat system to better let clans plan and strategize. The top clans at the end of each month will have their efforts rewarded with a slew of never-before-seen prizes.

Though not by any means Gladiator Heroes’ last big update, Genera Games has made a point of listening to and taking onboard player feedback when including such a game-changing system as clans, believing that it will take the game to the next level. Suddenly it’s become more vital than ever to build up your empire, armies, and weapons before taking the action online, especially when touting your own community’s personalised clan shield.

Still boasting the same celebrated turn-based strategy and city-building mechanics almost three million Gladiator Heroes players have come to love, the clans update aims to further bring people together as they continue their efforts to fight back the hoards and defend the ancient realm. Inviting friends to join your clan is a seamless process, with integrated sharing options and a unique clan code generator, and plenty of rewards await for those who do so.

Gladiator Heroes’ new November update is free to download on both Google Play and the App Store now, so why not battle for strength and honour with friends in the game’s new dedicated clan system?

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

Merge Farm! beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 8th, 2017

Gram Games latest project, Merge Farm! is out now. It's an endless clicker turned strategy game in which you take a plot of land and turn it into a farm. Plant crops, manage your buildings, and keep your customers coming back to become the most successful farmer in the land.

Merge Farm! may seem overwhelming at first, but we're here to help with some nifty beginner tips and tricks. Off we go!

Questland beginner's guide - how to gain levels fast and earn plenty of gems

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 8th, 2017

Questland is an exciting new RPG that allows you to create a fantasy hero of your choosing and head into battle on a quest for epic loot. If you're a fan of games where collecting plays a big part, you'll likely enjoy this little number from Gamesture.

There is a lot to do, though, and there are many factors that will play into your character's success. We've got a few tips to help you get started on the right path.

Why you shouldn't worry about micro-transactions in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 7th, 2017

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp,
Nintendo's latest mobile game set to arrive at the end of this month, was announced in a Nintendo Direct a few weeks ago, and it has folks quite excited. It's a complete Animal Crossing game that you'll be able to play on your iPhone or Android.

The game's free-to-play system did draw some attention when it was first revealed, but we're here to tell you that there isn't much to worry about, especially after having played a good bit of the game in soft launch. Here's why.

Should you get an iPhone X? 3 reasons for and against

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 7th, 2017

Apple's new premium mobile model, the iPhone X has finally hit stores, though competition is quite fierce if you want to get your hands on one. Supply of the phone will be limited for the next few weeks, so if you want to grab one early, you might have to fight for it.

But if you're wavering over whether or not you should by the latest, shiniest iPhone, here are a few pros and cons to help your decision along.