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Mother truckers rejoice – Extreme Truck Simulator pulls into IOS devices later this week

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 10th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The latest title from OviLEx Software, Extreme Truck Simulator, might appear to only do exactly what it says on the tin at first glance - but take a closer look under the hood and you’ll find yourself trucking along at a mile a minute in no time.

Launched this week on Android and iOS, there hasn’t yet been a better way to truly step into the shoes of an extreme truck driver as you drive various heavy duty vehicles such as snow plows, forklifts, cement trucks, and many more across the mountains, desert, and city.

Extreme Truck Simulator tasks you with multiple heavy duty goals to complete across 80 challenging and distinct levels, presenting you with the ability to track how you compare against friends through online leaderboards and achievements. Prefer trucking alone? Feel free in the game’s free ride mode.

There’s no need to worry about reaching ‘braking’ point in terms of how each truck feels to take a control of either, with optional sliding pedals, tilt steering, and automatic & manual transmission controls all being easy to tweak. It’ll never be a chore to tow away a car, load up a lorry, or simply cruise along the country road.

Incredibly detailed vehicle interiors help to fully immerse you behind the wheel amidst the varyting weather conditions too, and as shown by the launch trailer there’s never a dull day in the life of an extreme truck driver.

Extreme Truck Simulator acts as a great way to put pedal to the metal when on the go, and is available to download on the App Store and Google Play right now.

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

Galaga Wars Guide: How to survive waves of enemies

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 10th, 2016

Bandai revived classic arcade shooter Galaga this week with the newer, shinier Galaga Wars. It's fast-paced, alien destroying fun with plenty of fun upgrades and ability boosts to collect. It's easy enough to jump in and start blasting away, but the difficulty ramps up quite quickly. If you want to keep that killstreak going, follow these tips to really reach for the stars.

3 pioneer journey games like The Trail

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

Throughout the history of mankind, humans have longed to explore unknown shores until we had every corner of the earth mapped. You can still chase that longing for exploration without moving an inch, though, thanks to fine mobile games like The Trail, which is leading the Games section of the App Store at the moment. It's not the first of it's kind, though. In fact, you'll find many great games that answer the call of frontiers untravelled. Here are three of our favorites.

888 Poker Texas Hold ‘em looks to offer one of the most fully featured card game experiences on mobile

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 9th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Ever wanted to become a poker pro? Then 888poker – Texas Hold ‘em may be the app for you - offering you the chance to play poker with over 10 million registered users.

You won’t be thrown into the card game deep end either, as new players are given a £20 bonus to work with - this including an immediate $2 bonus & $30 in tournament tickets to use within 24 hours.

If you’re worried about not having the skills to compete with the best then have no fear either, as there are thousands of games going on every day - your personally created account making sure you’re placed on a table where you won’t feel overwhelmed. There are even loads of practice play tables to test your skills on.

You can also take advantage of the many exclusive offers and promotions available every week, and you can see the current set by visiting the 888poker website here.

Those who crave variety in their poker are also catered for, with a massive selection of scheduled tournaments and Sit & Go’s. Brave players are adequately rewarded in the Texas Hold ‘em or Omaha High Low modes as well, with your money doubled if you manage to win them.

Becoming a poker pro isn’t easy of course, but you can find some great details on how to rise up to the top level by reading a detailed accounts of one of the regularly held 888Live poker events here – and a Q&A with the biggest names taking part in them here.

So if you want the chance to become a poker master you could do a lot worse than downloading the free 888 Poker – Texas Hold 'em app for iOS devices here.

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

Asphalt Xtreme Guide: How to tear up the road like a pro

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 8th, 2016

Asphalt Xtreme screamed its way onto the App Store last week, and so far it's got thousands of people hooked on its fast-action, super destructive driving shenanigans. It's a blast to just blaze through races destroying everything in your path. It may seem like total chaos, but massive mobile destruction does require a bit of finesse if you want to be truly succesful. Use these tips to really refine your game.

5 calming mobile games to play while waiting for election results

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

Polls are still open across the United States, and it will be a few more hours before we begin to get an idea for who the next president will be. No matter who you want to win, waiting is a stressful, anxiety-fuelled process. Don't drive yourself crazy! Instead, take a break from the news and try some of these ultra relaxing mobile games while you wait for the final results.

DC Legends and 4 other superb super hero games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 8th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COLLECTIBLE COMICS :: Read Review »

DC Legends is still flying high in the App Store top ten as people clamor for its super hero lore mixed with RPG combat that's swift and satisfying. It's something different in this age of brawlers and collectible card games, afterall. Yet the game's been out for about a week now, so perhaps you're looking for your newest fix. Lucky for you, there's a wealth of other fine comic book super hero games on mobile whether you prefer DC or Marvel. Let's take a look at four standouts.

DC Legends Guide: How to win every battle

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 5th, 2016

Phew! It's been proving to be a busy week as far as mobile gaming's concerned. We've had a whole slew of quality (and free!) games launch this week, and joining that roster is DC Legends, a rich RPG featuring some of your favorite comic book heroes. Where before we had brawlers like Injustice: Gods Among Us, this time Wonder Woman and co. are fighting together to tear down the forces of evil.

While the superheroes do a lot of the heavy lifting in combat, it's up to you to build up a team of fighters capable of defeating even the most fearsome opponents. This guide aims to help you cover your weaknesses and keep you prepared for anything that comes your way. Onward!

The Trail Guide: How to survive your first few days

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 5th, 2016

The Trail
is a curious little game, with bits of Firewatch, The Oregon Trail, and freemium mechanics blended together to create a surprisingly addictive concoction. It sort of defies definition, which can make it difficult to parse what exactly you're supposed to do, or if you're doing things right at all. It's a neat idea, though, and there are a lot of fun things to do with crafting and character progression in The Trail. We have a few beginner tips to help you settle into the explorer's way of life.

BFB Champions: Global Kick Off launches with an exclusive competition

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 4th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you have world class keepy-uppy skills then you’re in luck - as developer Cybird has just launched a competition that you’ll really get a kick out of.

In association with football title BFB Champions: Global Kick Off, the giveaway asks you to demonstrate your keepy-uppy skills. In case you don’t know, keepy-uppies are basically just the act of juggling a ball with your feet - making sure it doesn’t touch the ground in the process.

Cybird is asking people based in the UK to demonstrate their best efforts at this popular pastime, with the selected winners getting the chance to receive some great prizes. These include a pair of Premier League tickets for the team of their choice, as well as a pair of professional football boots.

DragonVale World Guide: How to get your park started

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 4th, 2016

DragonVale World
is out this week, to the joy of former addicts and newcomers alike. It's a lovingly made little freemium game set in a fantasy world where dragons and people live together in harmony. It's your job to build a nice park for them to live in, and then breed and collect as many rare species as you can.

That takes some know-how, though, which you'll gain in time. For now, though, try these beginner tips to help you get acclimated with the game.

DragonVale World and 5 other top nurturing sims

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 4th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Backflip Studios' DragonVale reboot, DragonVale World is currently sitting pretty in the App Store top ten after releasing this week. World takes the same uber addictive formula as the original game, but now it features prettier 3D graphics to welcome in a new generation of dragon breeding. If you missed out on all of the fun the last time around, this is the perfect time to jump in on one of the platform's favorite time wasters.

But if dragons aren't exactly your thing, there are a lot of other games in the same vein, some of which are fantastic in their own right. Let's take a look at a few other awesome games similar to DragonVale World.

Get hyped for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with these 4 fine shooters

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 3rd, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LESS QQ :: Read Review »

It's time for a new Call of Duty it seems, with Infinite Warfare launching this weekend. Infinity Ward is taking us into space to fight it out with an evil corporation this time around, and so far the single-player campaign is, if anything, looking quite pretty.

If you're psyched for the next entry in this long-standing franchise, but don't know what to do with your restless fingers, why not try your hand at one of these finely crafted mobile shoot 'em ups? Mobile isn't exactly the ideal platform for shooters, but some of these games have made it work quite well. Let's take a look.

Taps to Riches Guide: How to rake in the dough

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 3rd, 2016

Taps to Riches places you in the seat of a dubious real estate mogul set on taking over the world by gobbling up as many businesses as possible and building them up to maximize profit. Establishing a monopoly takes some doing, though, and there are many things to consider. Use this guide to take in as much cash as possible.

Pokémon GO's Halloween event breathes new life into the game

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 2nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

While folks were out collecting oodles of Candies and snatching up ghostly pokémon, developer Niantic was having its best week in quite some time. According to data reports from Sensor Tower, Pokémon Go's revenue from in-app purchases (IAPs) increased by a massive %133, placing the app once again at the top of the App Store charts for highest grossing product.

In the first few days of the event, Pokémon GO earned approximately $23 million, where the game was making $10 million the week before. Interestingly enough, that means previously Pokémon GO was still making $2 million daily, which, even after all of the doom and gloom about players flocking from the game, is quite a number.

These numbers are expected to settle back down now that the Candy bonuses have ended and the event pokémon have gone back to their normal feeding grounds. The aftermath of the Halloween event still leads us to speculate on how Niantic will use this success to create further events in the future.

Niantic is still ironing out how to handle live events involving rare pokémon without excluding populations of players, but this holiday format could continue to boost the game's numbers if Niantic chooses to take advantage. We could easily see events for Christmas featuring festive pokémon and similar levelling bonuses players were treated to on Halloween. Afterall, the event was a huge success, and the company didn't even have to add new content -- the pokémon promoted were already in the game.

Eventually Niantic will need to add more features, but for now they can still bank on the core game if they're creative. This will give them more time to work on new content for the game while keeping up fan interest. It could be likely that we have many more exciting activities like those we saw this Halloween to look forward to.