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The best mobile games on a wintery theme

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 15th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PUZZLY THE SNOWMAN :: Read Review »


As the miserable winter weather approaches (along with more excuses to hole up indoors -- there’s always a bright side!) it’s time to find comfort in some quality mobile games. To ease into the season, why not try some of these fine games on a winter theme? Snow and ice makes for some excellent platforming challenges, but developers get creative and find other ways to turn the snowy theme on its head. Here are some of our personal favorites.

Big Viking to bring Valiant Entertainment comics to Facebook Messenger Instant Games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2016

Big Viking is partnering with comics giant Valiant Entertainment to bring its massive universe to life in a series of HTML5 games for Facebook’s new Instant Games platform. Big Viking, which specializes in creating HTML5 gaming experiences, plans on converting Valiant’s prolific collection of comics, which include the likes of Bloodshot and Harbinger, into a series of mobile games. Valiant is third only to DC Comics and Marvel, their immense library of work containing over 2,000 characters having sold over 80 million copies over the years.

5 games we're looking forward to in 2017

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2016

The end of the year is a time for reflection, of course, as we look back at some of the best games out in 2016 (more to come on that soon!). But we also already have a bunch of games we’re eagerly awaiting once the new year rolls around as well. Here are some of the most anticipated games of 2017.

The Holiday Update Roundup: Part 1

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 13th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The winter holidays are upon us, marking one of the best times in the year to be (or become) a mobile games enthusiast. Developers are rolling out creative holiday updates to reward loyal players for supporting their games with fun costumes, new levels, and other add-ons to get you into the holiday mood. Here are just a few of the games that have gotten the holiday treatment over the past few days.

What's hiding in the new Pokémon GO eggs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 13th, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »


Pokémon GO got a big update today, adding a sprinkling of new Pokémon and special festive Pikachus donning Santa hats. It might not be as exciting as we imagined, but it very well could be the start of a gradual roll-out of new Generation II Pokémon. Here are the new Pokémon that we can confirm have made an appearance so far.

Track Santa with these three festive apps

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 10th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Christmas is fast approaching and that means it's time to prepare for Santa's yearly pilgrimage around the globe. Christmas Eve is an exciting time as parents help their kids get ready to welcome Santa. You've got the cookies and milk all planned out, but what about the big event itself? There are a lot of top-notch websites and apps out there that will keep your kids entertained both in the days leading up to Christmas and Christmas Eve itself. Here are our top recommendations.

Galaxy on Fire 3 and four other fantastic space shooters

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 9th, 2016
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Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MANTIBORED :: Read Review »

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore brings the series back for another round of daring space battles. It's familiar territory for folks who are familiar with the franchise. If you've beaten the game and are looking to broaden your horizons, might we suggest setting course for one of these other exciting space shooters?

The best apps for your holiday gift exchange

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 9th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

What's that, you say? You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't beat yourself up over it -- a lot of people have been putting it off, too. It's become easier and easier to procrastinate gift shopping thanks to a number of apps that make the process as fast and easy as possible. Here are a few that could change your approach to the holiday season for good.

Winter comes to Darkwood as Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery receives Christmas update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 8th, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

MyTona, based in the chilly Siberian city of Yakutsk, has brought a little festive fun to its hidden object game Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery. The Christmas update introduces some new inhabitants to players, and with them a chance to win plenty of bonus items.

Gameplay for Seekers Notes follows the tried and tested formula of hidden object games – you investigate locations for clues in order to solve mysteries. This time, the location is Darkwood, a charming city beset by a strange curse. You navigate around 28 detailed areas, talking to the locals and spotting objects to solve puzzles, all with a view to lifting the spell. You’re against the clock, so you have to work fast to spot everything you need in each location.

There are an impressive 1200 quests to tackle, and 222 collections to find. If you end up befuddled by a particular puzzle, ask a friend via social media to help. Fellow ‘seekers’ can leave help including items in your game to give you a hand, and by doing so boost your research reward once you solve the puzzle.

The Christmas update has given a seasonal makeover to Darkwood, with festive decorations now adorning the quaint corners and charming buildings of the city. But there are also some new characters that have migrated here for the winter, including Sir Tubby the evil snowman and the Ice Queen. You can banish these unpleasant characters and by doing so win items including fixers (used to combine your collections), candy, toys and other seasonal bonuses. The characters will be gone as soon as the event is over and the snow has all gone, so be quick!

Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery is free to download from the App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, and Amazon Appstore.

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

Niantic teases new Pokémon announcement next week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2016


After rumors started swirling yesterday, it turns out there is an official Pokémon GO update on its way. We’ll find out what’s in store for us and our growing Pokémon collections tomorrow during the Starbucks event, but Niantic will be revealing more extensive plans for expanding the Pokédex next week.

3 reasons why Nicki Minaj: The Empire is actually good

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Nicki Minaj is as business-savvy as she is musically talented and she’s proved that by launching her own game. Designed by Glu, purveyors of other fine celebrity games like cult favorite Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Nicki Minaj: The Empire launched on iOS and Android this week and word on the street is that it’s going to be a pretty big success. Here are just a few reasons why you should try it out.

Clash of Clans is getting its own animated web series

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 7th, 2016
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Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LET SLIP THE CLANS :: Read Review »


Riding on its unending wave of fame and success, Clash of Clans is getting an animated web series based on its Clash-A-Rama animated shorts.As opposed to the current shorts' 60 second run time, the new and improved Clash-A-Rama will be comprised of "full episodes", although we don't really know how long those could actually be. The show will feature characters old and new on a spate of silly adventures. Unlike some mobile franchises, Clash of Clans' first forays into trans-media looks to be . . . actually good.

Leaks hint at Pokémon GO and Starbucks collab

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 6th, 2016
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Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »


Leaked images from a hub for Starbucks employees suggests that a big Pokémon GO event with the coffee giant could begin this very week. The images appeared on Reddit and hint at some exciting new things to come for Niantic's smash hit game.

The event coincides with a potential Pokémon GO update on Thursday. Many suspect that this latest change to the game will finally introduce Generation II Pokémon -- the beasts that were originally catchable in Pokémon Gold and Silver. The leaked image states, "The world of Pokémon GO is about to expand with new Pokémon and a new Starbucks beverage!"

Many Starbucks locations are expected to transform into Pokécenters and gyms, and an exclusive Pokémon GO Frappucino will be available for purchase for thirsty trainers. Starbucks is prepping for an increase in traffic to many of their stores. The employee memo notes that Starbucks baristas should familiarize themselves with the beverage, practice making it, and try it themselves before the event goes live on December 8.

While we can't say for sure if new Pokémon will be roaming around Starbucks locations this Thursday, it does look like Niantic and Starbucks have something exciting up their sleeves, and it could be as good a time as any to take a walk to your local store.

Enneas Saga lets you lead your own demon team to victory, out now for Android devices

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 6th, 2016

Defend the land of Enneas Continent from the forces of evil in the new fantasy MMORPG from Lyto Mobi: Enneas Saga. Can’t wait? No problem. It’s available to download now on Android devices.

Featuring over 300 dungeons in which to dominate and four mythical elements to master, it’s up to you and a squad of four others to bring balance back to the world of Enneas, whether it’s through exploring the game’s in-depth guild system, fantastical campaign, or dominating the weekly dungeon challenge. A good combination of tank, melee, ranged and healer classes is crucial to achieve victory, so choose carefully.

Enneas Saga offers players the ability to grasp full control of their party, making it easier to master the game’s in-depth moment to moment gameplay system, always remaining fast-paced to keep players on their toes. Over six individual game mode options, a mythical story campaign, and creative monster designs help to immerse you further, with daily and weekly challenges always ensuring there is plenty to see and do.

Those feeling particularly brave can find solace by delving into Enneas Saga’s fully-fledged and dynamic guild system, increasing your chances of overcoming the many seemingly unbeatable bosses that appear to stand in your way of restoring peace.

Embark on a sprawling MMORPG quest with a hero team of your choosing right now by downloading Enneas Saga from the Google Play store today.

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

Great zombie games in the spirit of Dead Rising

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2016
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STEAKFRIES! :: Read Review »


Dead Rising 4 arrives tomorrow, giving enthusiasts a fresh chance to take selfies with zombies and get up to other ridiculous end-of-the-world shenanigans. To really get into the spirit of things, we've gone and gathered the best zombie games that follow in a similar vein to Dead Rising's more irreverent stylings. Off we go!