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Adventure Company review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 20th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLOATY ADVENTURERS
This free-to-play action-rpg has some compelling progression hooks but difficult controls.

Dawnbringer review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By 148Apps Staff on June 18th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PUNCH-OUT DEMONS
It's a long way from Subway Surfers to Infinity Blade, but Dawnbringer pulls it most of the way off.


Build Away! - Idle City Builder review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By 148Apps Staff on June 14th, 2016
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: TAP, BUILD, WAIT
Cross-genre pollination is always a worthwhile experiment, but the results here are mixed.

Nonstop Knight review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 11th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ONCE YOU POP THE DUNGEON DON'T STOP
Is a dungeon crawler that plays itself even worth playing? This game says yes.


Transformers: Earth Wars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By 148Apps Staff on June 9th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EXPLOSIONS ALL THE WAY
Though it starts slowly, Transformers: Earth Wars has enough strategy and robots smashing stuff to hold your attention.

Warbits review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on April 29th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WAR NEVER CHANGES
Warbits offers some high-quality, albeit familiar, turn-based strategy


Flipped Out – The Powerpuff Girls Match 3 Puzzle / Fighting Action Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nick Tylwalk on April 6th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SUGAR AND SPICE
Flipped Out – The Powerpuff Girls has innovative mechanics and the high production values shine through.

Clash Royale review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 8th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ROYALLY FUN
This competitive, card-based tower defense game crams a lot of depth and satisfying gameplay into small, bite-sized bursts of fun


Best free weather apps for your summer planning

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 16th, 2016

It's officially summertime. The temperatures are higher, the days are almost as long as they can possibly get, and schools are out almost everywhere. Time for a vacation, or holiday, as my British bosses would say.

That's if the weather cooperates. When it doesn't, it's nice to have some advance notice, and these days, that can be as close as your phone.

How to recruit more warriors in Adventure Company

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 16th, 2016

Questing for good, for the betterment of all mankind, has its place. Adventuring for fun and profit, though, is where it's at.

That's exactly the mindset you'll need to succeed at Adventure Company, the team-based action RPG from Foursaken Media. Yes, the same folks who brought you War Tortoisewould now like to take you to a more conventional type of warfare, if by conventional you mean 60 different character classes, a wide variety of different weapons and skills, and fantasy enemies of every kind.

Get more done: The 5 best free productivity apps for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 15th, 2016

While we'd all like to be spending 100 percent of our time on our mobile devices playing games, sending pictures and videos to friends, and doing other fun stuff, the reality is that we occasionally have to use those iPhones and iPads to do work. Sometimes more than occasionally.

The idea, then, is to be able to do that work as quickly and efficiently as possible to get you back to doing whatever you do on your leisure time. Apple has helpfully loaded your iPhone and iPad with default apps to assist in that quest (though iOS 10 will allow you to delete them), but at 148apps, we don't like to settle, we like to find the best -- in this case the best free productivity apps around.

How to play with a friend in slither.io

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 14th, 2016

It's very much every snake for himself or herself in slither.io. When the object is to become the biggest snake around, there's no room for partnerships that last for more than a few seconds, tops, and there's definitely no extra prize for team play.

That said, sometimes even a snake needs a buddy. Creator Steve Howse told our sister site Pocket Gamer that he plans to add a way to play with friendsor even pick the exact serve on which you wriggle. Until that day comes, though, you'll have to jump through a few hoops to get on the same board as a friend.

How to unlock better buildings in Build Away!

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 14th, 2016

When you first start playing Build Away! - Idle City Builder, it isn't much different from other tap and swipe games that came before it. You collect coins often, decide when to spend them to make more coins faster, occasionally add another coin-generating location, and eventually end up with sums of virtual money that require scientific notation to properly track.

But Futureplay has added real builder elements to Build Away too, and while no one is going to be confusing it with SimCity,it behooves you to make sure your city has better buildings than the Old Shack and Street House you unlock within the first few minutes of gameplay.

How picking the right nickname can help you in slither.io

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 13th, 2016

What's in a name? Not much in most mobile games. You simply pick something that tickles your fancy and fits the character limit and away you go. Maybe it's a screen name you use on other gaming platforms, but even in multiplayer affairs, it doesn't make much difference.

At first glance, the same would appear to hold true for slither.io. After all, you can change your nickname after every game if you want, and for such a simple game, plenty of people use their nickname as a joke, a political statement, or both.

Transport straight back to the 90s with Batovi’s Pixel Cup Soccer 16

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 13th, 2016

If you’re old enough to have had your life enriched with the wonders that were the ATARI and Commodore, publishers Batovi have an absolute treat in-store for you with title Pixel Cup Soccer 16.

The game boasts bright, appealing retro graphics, whilst following a traditional arcade style format no longer confined to your childhood bedroom’s TV set.

Pocket Gamer is hiring a news writer to cover all of the hottest stories in mobile

Posted by Glen Fox on June 13th, 2016

Pocket Gamer is hiring a news writer to cover all of the hottest stories in mobile and handheld gaming and promote them across its social media channels on a daily basis.

Pocket Gamer is the global authority on all things mobile and handheld. We focus on the games that our audience cares about. Whether that's a MOBA, match-three puzzler, or fully-fledged action RPG, you'll be right there to provide them with the exact coverage you need to get the most out of your experience.

You'll need to find the absolute best sources of mobile gaming news, be able to adapt to the constantly-changing interests of our audience, and ensure we beat all of our competitors and get the news out there first.

Location isn't important, as you'll be working from home. You will need a strong internet connection and access to a laptop or desktop computer though. An iOS or Android device is preferable as well.

PES Club Manager Euro 2016 update is now live

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 11th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It stands to reason that if a game is going to bill itself as the "Official UEFA EURO 2016 mobile phone game" that it should have some kind of event that incorporates the football tournament that is about to cause hysteria among European sports fans over the next month.

PES Club Manager has that designation, and it is all decked out for Euro 2016 right now. Players who log in now through next Friday have a chance to take on teams from the tournament and win a footballer from that country every time they defeat one of the participating nations.

Which of the three slither.io control schemes is best?

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 11th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Though the focus of the latest update to slither.iowas the new opportunity to match wits against A.I. snakes instead of human opponents, something else even more important was added to the massively popular game too. Two new control schemes made their debut, giving players a choice of three different ways to wriggle their way to the top of the leaderboard.

After intense testing (re: playing a bunch of slither.io and bugging my children to do the same), I'm come to the conclusion that while everyone is allowed an opinion, there's only one correct answer to which one of the control schemes works best. Let's examine them in turn from best to worst.

How to get the most out of the UEFA EURO 2016 Official App

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 10th, 2016

Euro 2016 is underway in France, and is guaranteed to turn the football mad among us into ... well, even more football mad types, probably. While the tournament is getting no lack of television coverage, it's a sad fact of life that we can't be near a flatscreen every waking hour.

So the question when it comes to Euro 2016 inevitably turns to, "Is there an app for that?" And the answer is, "Of course."

Why heavy Facebook users need to download Moments before 7 July

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 10th, 2016

Every time one of Facebook's apps races up the App Store charts, there's usually a reason for it. For Messenger, it was because Facebook disabled the ability to respond to messages within the company's primary app, meaning anyone who wanted to keep in touch with friends and family that way needed the dedicated Messenger app.

The Moments app has experienced a recent surge in popularity in its own right, but due to a slightly different cause. In short, anyone who uses Facebook heavily for photo-sharing and uses the social network on both desktop and mobile is going to want to download Moments before the end of the first week of July.

Nonstop Knight: How to get coins faster

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 9th, 2016

So you've hit the ongoing trail to adventure in Nonstop Knight. You're getting the hang of when to use skills, how to gear up, and maybe even ascended a few times. Nice work.

But like us folks stuck in the real world, one that's more mundane but also features less monsters, you need more coins to get ahead. How can you acquire more wealth faster? That's what we're here to discuss.

Fly away from reality with astragon’s Take Off - The Flight Simulator

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 9th, 2016

Pack your suitcase, kiss your kids goodbye: come June 9th you’re set to be jetting off with astragon’s new flight simulation release, Take Off - The Flight Simulator.

For those who find flying a disconcerting prospect in reality, or just really fancy the idea of soaring into the skies from their office chair, this title offers an immersive experience without the hassle of, you know, having to attend a flight school and buy your own plane.

Nonstop Knight: How to get better weapons and armor

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 9th, 2016

Two parts action RPG and one part endless runner, Nonstop Knight lives up to its name. Perhaps no one has battled fantasy monsters quite like the titular paladin of flaregames' latest, who even battles enemies when you're logged out of the game. Until there's a boss fight, anyway.

Still, his skill and courage only get him so far. He's going to need the best possible gear in order to continue his neverending quest.