Hot off the heels of its successful launch in Asia, the terrific tactical RPG Brown Dust for Android and iOS has finally made its way to the west. And with its tactically demanding battles, focus on engaging storytelling, and stellar presentation, Neowiz’s latest is set to become quite the colossus in the world of mobile gaming.
The assassination of Emperor Altair II has triggered unprecedented chaos. Now ravaged by war and in a state of tremendous political upheaval, the world of Brown Dust is in desperate need of saving. And who exactly would be a better fit for the task than you – the son of the Emperor’s assassin. Along the way, you’ll need to gather a powerful group of mercenaries and ultimately uncover the truth behind your father’s devastating betrayal.
Those with a hunger for all things puzzle-solving and point-and-click adventure will definitely want to check out Legacy 3 – The Hidden Relic. This new third entry arrives roughly a year after the previous game, placing players in the role of an archaeologist’s apprentice in search of his missing mentor. How do you go about doing this? By solving multiple rooms containing puzzles of course!
What you’ll immediately notice about Legacy 3 – The Hidden Relic is how slow paced it is. The hidden temple you find yourself in is littered with various physics-based puzzles, each with their own logical solution, and the best way to resolve them is to slow down, think, and analyse what exactly it is you’re looking that. Players that understand this will reap the most rewarding experience.
Thursday is the day when most games come out on the App Store. So every week we like to spend Thursday telling you what the best of those games is. In a way we're providing a wonderful service, since it means you don't have to play anything rubbish in order to find the gems that have landed on iOS over the past seven days.
This week we've got a shooter, a twitchy arcade racer that features giant worms, and one of the strangest auto-runners that we've ever had the privilege of playing. Of course, with this being a pretty short list, there's a chance we've missed something out. If you think that's the case, then do let us know your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
Click here and you can check out what we thought were the best games that came out last week. And now, without any further words (except these ones), let's look at the three best games that came out for iPad and iPhone this week.
Skylanders: Ring of Heroes might look like a re-skinned version of Summoners Wars, but there's actually a whole lot more going on underneath the hood than you might expect. It's a midcore RPG that sees you building up a team of the famous Skylanders, then taking them out to battle all-comers. And in this guide we're going to make sure you've got all the skills you need to defeat them.
We've put a good few hours into the game, so we know what we're talking about, but if you think we've missed out on any juicy tidbits of information that are going to help new and old players alike get the most out of the experience, then please do share them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
Click here and you can check out all of the other guides and how-tos we've been writing over the past few months - they'll make you the envy of all your game-playing friends, we can guarantee that much. Right then, let's discover everything you need to know to win in Skylanders: Ring of Heroes.
We're getting closer to The Elder Scrolls Blades becoming a real thing that we can get our grubby mitts on. It's been a few months since we actually heard anything about the game - we've seen release dates come and go, and since then not a peep. Until now, that is, because a closed beta looks like it's on its way.
How do we know that? A tweet from Bethesda, which outlined the details around the beta. More than that though, Bethesda has released its roadmap for the next few months, showing that we've still got quite a while to wait until everyone can get their hands on the game.
How has February already come to an end? That's craziness. Pretty soon it's going to be the summer and I'm going to be complaining about how hot it is all the time. So that's something to look forward to. That's not what we're doing here though - here's we're looking back to the three best games that came out in the second month of 2019.
It was tough choosing just three, and if you think we've missed out anything glaring then we'd love to hear from you in the comments section. Don't be mean about it, though, that's just mean. Hell, you might even agree with us - let us know about that too, it'll make us feel slightly better about the passage of time.
Click here and you can check out all of the other awesome lists we've been making over the past few months. Or, if you'd prefer, keep reading, and you'll discover what we thought were the three best iPhone and iPad games of February 2019.
Kingdom Rush Vengeance recently added more content to its already pretty packed tower defense game. This update, called Subaquatic Menace, promises more levels, heroes and towers for you to play with.
For fans of Kingdom Rush Vengeance, this is much welcome news, but this update might not exactly be all it’s cracked up to be. After playing through all of the content that Subaquatic Menace has to offer, I can confidently say it won’t sell you on the game if you haven’t already picked it up, and its additions will only make a big difference to diehard completionists.
Every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to make sure you're caught up with all the amazing mobile games that have come out over the past seven days. And today is no different - what you're reading right now is our break down of what we think are the top 5 games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week.
It's an interesting mix too, with an intriguing endless runner or two, a puzzler that's put its gloves back on, and an adaptation of a classic board game that's sure to get more than one or two fingers twitching with joy. If you think we've missed anything, then feel free to chuck your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
If you smash a click right here you'll be able to check out what we thought were the best games that came out last week. And make sure you check back regularly, because we're always making awesome content here at 148Apps and it'd proper suck if you missed any of it.
Back in August, a little game called Radiant One came out. It was a solid adventure game with great visuals and a story that hit me harder than I was expecting. I wasn’t in love with it, but I enjoyed my time with it a great deal. So much so that I gave it a nice four star rating and recommended it to friends who were looking for something new to play.
In the intervening months between Radiant One’s release and now, a lot has changed. For starters, the game has a new chapter, which is odd mostly because--in my playthrough of Radiant One--I was not aware this game was going to have multiple chapters. The game was short, yes, but nothing about it remotely suggested that the game would include a new or continuing storyline beyond what was in the initial package.
Upon hearing new stuff got added to this great game, I got excited and re-downloaded it. I wanted to see what else Radiant One might have up its sleeves. Would it be a continuation of Daniel’s adventures with lucid dreaming? Would it be more like an anthology? I could see things going in one of quite a few different directions, but if any of them were like the game’s base package, I was ready for it.
NetEase has a deep well to dip into when it comes to sourcing new content for Onmyoji. The game’s background is set in the Heian period of Japan, when elaborated folktales of spirits – or shikigami – were fireside-chat favorites. In the world of Onmyoji, though, these stories are real. With this new update, the JRPG will add new shikigamis to its universe and new chapters this time.
The first new shikigami is Jinmenju. This powerful tree spirit has a grudge against humanity, and the vivid red flowers which bloom on his bark spell, is nothing but bad news for his enemies (on the other side, it’s good news for onymoji who commands him).
Downhill biking mixed with day-to-day life management is an idea we can certainly get behind, and now, thanks to the release of Downhill Masters for Android, that theoretical combination of genres has become a reality.
The game, from developer THEM Corporation, sees you living out the life of a budding bike racer as they ascend from obscurity to stardom. The riding is fast-paced, and success is highly dependent on your ability to adapt and react to every challenge that comes your way. Restrictions on your route are also fairly loose, so feel free to seek out the quickest path to the finish line.
Robobot Studio has been busy making bot apps for a while now, from personal horoscope assistants to mobile joke tellers. With Medieval Dynasty, the studio has instead set its sights on the world of RPGs. This is no hack and slash MMO - it’s a multiple-choice strategy game that’s all about the consequences of your decisions.
The king is dead, and you’re taking up the mantle (or rather the jewel-encrusted crown). How will you deal with the challenges your kingdom faces across the ages? The game tests you with multiple-choice questions where each option has a different outcome. You’re given an idea of what an action will do, and the chance of success, but ultimately it’s down to you to decide what’s best for king and country.
You could call Dragalia Lost Nintendo's outlier. It is, to all intents and purposes, a pretty expensive shot in the dark. It's got all of Nintendo's polish and shimmer, but unlike the other big N games we've seen coming to the App Store, this one isn't backed up with a massive license.
The game has already been successful in the territories it's been out in, raking in some massive numbers that Nintendo must be pretty pleased with. And that poses some pretty dramatic questions about the future of Nintendo's mobile business.
The bigger the company, the more it needs to fret about a game making bank - there are loads of people to pay, and material success is going to be way more important than critical praise. Nintendo has often managed to blend both of those things together, but the mobile gaming landscape is very different to the home console one, and Dragalia Lost could well be the a marker as to where Nintendo is going to be heading. In what way? Well, in quite a few.
Computer engineering and getting kids into IT isn’t always fun and games, but Nintendo Switch puzzler TryBit Logic certainly makes it seem that way.
Developed by Himacs, the game pits players against an army of bugs and teaches them the fundamentals of computing while they battle them.
The aim of TryBit Logic is to help a friendly ‘Bitrobo’ fight off an onslaught from those pesky glitches, and the way to defeat the enemy is to combine logical operations panels to expose their weaknesses. Toggling a bug’s switch from 0000 or 1111 is the best way to kill them off.
You might have heard last week that Samsung has revealed a folding phone. It's called, quite imaginatively, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and it was announced at MWC in Barcelona last week. It's certainly an interesting idea, and it isn't the only Android device that has bendability in its unique selling points.
The question is though, what sort of response is this going to elicit from Apple? A few years ago we could say quite conclusively that the response would be non-existent, but the time when Apple was the clear leader in terms of innovation are long gone - now it plays catch-up as much as Samsung and the others.
So will we be seeing an iFold any time soon? Or might Apple respond with some new ideas of its own? Those are the questions that we're going to ponder in this article. Hopefully you'll agree with us, but if you've got your own thoughts to add to these issues, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.