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Kill the Plumber World review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 5th, 2016
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: GIVE ME MARIO OR GIVE ME DEATH
This puzzle game has a cute premise that it doesn't quite execute on

Dungelot: Shattered Lands review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 30th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DEVIOUS DUNGEON CRAWLING
The latest installment in the Dungelot series is nicer looking and harder than its predecessors


Momoka: An Interplanetary Adventure review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jessica Famularo on January 25th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LOST IN SPACE
Momoka: An Interplanatary Adventure is a fine tribute to old school action games

Punch Club review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 23rd, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KNOCKOUT SIM
Punch Club is a hard-hitting management sim with a great retro aesthetic


Crashlands review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 22nd, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: MASTER CRAFT
Crashlands is an open world survival game that sets the bar for games in the genre moving forward

Buried review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 7th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GRIPPING
Buried is an atmospheric tale of science gone very badly wrong


Squareface review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on December 25th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: NOT TOO SQUARE
Squareface is a gorgeous and inventive third-person action game that rivals console titles

Devouring Stars review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on December 24th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BECOME CHAOS
Devouring Chaos places you in the shoes of dueling gods, and the result is an explosive adventure


PolyBlast guide - How to shoot your way to victory

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 31st, 2016

In the mood for a retro arcade experience? Well, look no further thanPolyBlast, a simple yet quite compelling arcade puzzle shooter.

Simple doesn't mean easy though - andPolyBlastposes quite the challenge. With that in mind, we've got a few tips and tricks to help you shoot all of the targets.

Dungelot: Shattered Lands guide - Tips and tricks to survive the dungeon

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 30th, 2016

Dungelot is a series of games that will test your patience, and the latest installment, Dungelot: Shattered Lands, is no different.

Here are some important tips for Dungelot vets and beginners alike to go far in Shattered Lands:

Path of War guide - How to win the war

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 29th, 2016

Washington D.C. is under attack from government renegades in Path of War and it’s down to you to stop them. Fortunately, you’re not alone as we have some helpful tips and tricks on getting you on the path to victory.

Gamble with real money on your mobile device with slots game Starburst [Sponsored]

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 29th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

You can gamble with your own money right on your mobile device thanks to LeoVegas, which provided Starburst, an epic slots game which allows you to do just that.

Starburst contains five reels, ten pay lines, and a Starburst Wild which stays in play when you re-spin. There's also a twist on the tried-and-true slots formula, as you can win from both the left and right of the reels.

Oh, and did we mention that you can gamble with your own money?

The best entertainment discovery apps on mobile

Posted by Gordon Siu on January 29th, 2016

Although 2016 may bring about new responsibilities and resolutions to fulfil, the new year also means more entertainment to be excited about!

Whether it be books, movies, or music, we’ve selected three apps that will help you discover entertainment tailored to your tastes.

Star Trek Timelines guide - An explorer’s handbook for space travel

Posted by Gordon Siu on January 28th, 2016

Feeling a bit nostalgic for Star Trek? Well,Star Trek Timelines is a new free to play game that will welcome you aboard whether you are a hardcore Trekkie or just a wannabe space explorer.

However, before you set off to discover the universe alongside Kirk and Co., here are a few tips that should hopefully ensure a smooth journey.

Monster & Commander guide - How to get the edge in battle

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 27th, 2016

Just jumped into the wacky world of Monster & Commander and in need of some advice on what to do next? We’ve got your back - courtesy of a selection of tips and tricks to get you started.

Pirate Power guide - How to conquer the high seas

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 26th, 2016

Ahoy! Did you just download Pirate Power? It’s pretty fun, right? It’s even more entertaining if you know what you’re doing which is why we’ve got some tips and tricks to help get you well on the way to being an impressive hero on the high seas.

The best budgeting app on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 26th, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: AVERAGE :: Read Review »

The new year is a time for forming better habits, but it’s not always easy. The year is still young, but our motivation to start the year off right fades quickly.

If you’ve resolved to spend smarter this year, luckily there are a range of excellent apps to help you stay focused. We’ve sifted through the top budget apps to bring you our favorites to ensure a fiscally fit 2016.

The best

Mint is a great all-in-one money management app. Developed by Intuit, the people who also produce TurboTax, Quickbooks, and Quicken, Mint pairs up with your bank accounts to track your spending and saving automatically. If you make an old-fashioned cash purchase, you can input the transaction manually with ease. What’s more, Mint also tracks your credit card debt and monitors your credit score. The app also features a colorful, simple design that’s easy on the eyes, making the budgeting process a little less painful.

The rest

Spending Tracker is a trusty little app that takes a simplistic approach to budgeting. Enter your income for the month, and a “budget bar” appears at the top of the main screen. As you record your spending for the month, the bar will slowly drop into the red. Rotating the screen horizontally presents a handy pie chart that shows how much spending goes into each category in a month. You can also view your cash flow over an extended period of time in a convenient line graph.

Coinkeeper makes budgeting fast, and, dare I say fun? Input your income and bank account balances. You can then set your budget according to the categories (groceries, eating outside, etc.) listed or ask the app to do it for you. Whenever you make a purchase, your budget coins will slowly fill up, giving you a visual representation of how you’re doing as the month progresses.

Do you have a go-to budgeting app? Let us know in the comments below!

Blossom Blast Saga guide - How to get those big blossoms

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 25th, 2016

Combos are everything inBlossom Blast Saga -which is why we've decided to offer you some advanced tips and tricks on how to pull off some of the more impressive ones out there.

They’re guarantee to help you become the finest virtual gardener.

Foodies will absolutely love World Chef out now on iOS and Android [Sponsored]

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 25th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

World Chef is a new resource management simulator by SocialPoint, the developer behind Dragon City and Monster Legends.

Rather than build a city, here you're tasked with increasing the wealth and fame of a restaurant. This involves serving up delicious dishes, keeping customers happy, and hiring the finest chefs.

There's no time management here though - unlike most other restaurant management simulators on mobile. Instead, World Chef is all about quality.

We wanted to learn more about World Chef, so reached out to the Head of Product, Alexandre Besenval, to discover it's biggest inspirations, what role you as a player perform, and the inspiration for the visual design.

Which games were World Chef's biggest inspirations?

"Of course we played a lot of other resource management games and figured out what they did well and where they went wrong.

"However, we drew most of our inspiration from old school resource management games on PC like Theme Hospital or Theme Park, which both included casual resource management and a big dose of humor."

Will there be any real celebrity cameos? If not, would this be something you're looking at doing in future updates?

"We would love that! It is something we definitely want to explore in the near future, but there are no specific plans at the moment."

Does the player merely manage the restaurant, or do they act as chef and serving staff as well?

"First of all, you’re an owner. You open your restaurant and equip it with everything it needs, from tables to fresh products, then you hire waiting staff and professional chefs from around the world - each of which has their own style and personality.

"You’re also an interior designer though. We have hundreds of decoration sets, wall styles and flooring that allow you to create different spaces and environments all in one restaurant!

"Lastly, you manage the restaurant’s activity, handling the ingredients your chefs use - as well as serve dishes when they’re ready. You control the whole experience from start to end!"

Who would you say is the primary audience for World Chef, and why?

"We picture our audience like the customers in our restaurant: multicultural and multigenerational.

"Maybe our main target could go from 20 to 50 years old, but it’s such an easy to access game that everyone can play. Foodies will love it!"

What inspired the visual design?

"We love the feel of Pixar movies and modern cartoons. It’s very lively and dynamic, there’s always something going on to look at."

World Chef is out now in the App Store [download] and Google Play [download].

Sky Chasers guide - How to stay airborne

Posted by Glen Fox on January 25th, 2016

If you own a mobile device, chances are you've playedNom Cats, the hideously addictive arcade high score chaser by Lucky Kat Studios.

Well, they're back with the brand newSky Chasers, which has similar addictive tappy gameplay but far less cats.

What it lacks in cats it more than makes up for in content though. It's essentially a platforming adventure, but one in which you have to remain airborne in a variety of cute little rockets.

And that's the tricky part but have no fear for 148Apps is here to help you remain in flight.

The Sims Freeplay guide - Understanding the circle of life

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 24th, 2016

Confidently enjoying its time riding high in the iTunes chart, The Sims Freeplay has been quite a hit since its initial release. That’s because completing day-to-day chores is pretty satisfying here, if not in real life.

We could write hundreds of thousands of words on the game but for now, we’re going to focus on putting you through the paces with some of the life stages in The Sims Freeplay.

Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector guide - How to get even more rare cats

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 24th, 2016

Are those rare cats still proving too illusive for you in Neko Atsume? Or maybe you just want to try a different tactic? We’re here with some more tips on how to improve your chances to get these fussy felines.

Punch Club guide - How to train up and get in fighting shape

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 23rd, 2016

In Punch Club, you've got to fight your way to the top by any means necessary.

Even though you won't be controlling your fighter when he's in the ring, you have to make sure he's taking care of himself to be ring ready on fight night. Here are a few tips to punch up your game.