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Mushroom 11 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 29th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GROWS ON YOU
Mushroom 11 is a finicky puzzler that is saved by a generous checkpointing system.

Oxenfree review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 28th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TALKY TEENS
Night School Studio brought their fantastic adventure game to mobile and it's still amazing.

Ticket to Earth review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 27th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOVEMENT MATCHING
Don't let some early difficulty spikes keep you from playing this great puzzle rpg.

Typeshift review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TERRIFIC TYPOGRAPHY
This word game is so well-designed that it raises the bar for what word games should be.

Faeria review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 23rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HEXCELLENT
Faeria is an excellent game if you have room in your life for a new CCG.

Death Road to Canada review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ZOMBIE ROAD TRIP
Rocketcat Games has made another special game that you shouldn't miss.

The Big Journey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PURRFECTLY PLEASANT
This platformer is nothing groundbreaking, but it's super adorable and fun nonetheless.

Card Thief review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SOLITAIRE-Y THIEF
The follow up to the excellent Card Crawl feels like it was made for diehard fans.

Here are the best indie games that debuted on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 17th, 2017

The App Store has been running a pretty spectacular promotion of indie games over the past few days, featuring a selection of indie games quite prominently on the storefront while releasing a brand new indie game each day. The promotion is running until Monday, but Apple's come out to say that they'll continue to feature indie games in their own section moving forward.

As the week winds down, let's take a look at all of the lovely games that launched in the promotion thus far. There's a good mix of fast-paced arcade hits, RPGs, roguelikes, puzzlers, and more.

The best spring cleaning apps

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: USEFUL ADVICE :: Read Review »

Here in the U.S., we've completed our admittedly stupid ritual of moving the clocks forward an hour as Daylight Saving Time began this week. You still might be recovering from that lost hour of sleep (time travel is an odd thing, isn't it?), so the last thing you want to think about is cleaning. But now that the sun is staying out longer it's very well time to start preparing for spring cleaning. No one ever actually wants to do chores, but these handy apps should at least help streamline the process.

Get ready to rock and sock some robots in Intruders – Robot Defense

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Got a real hankering for guns, strategy, and all things manically mechanical? It might just be worth checking out Intruders – Robot Defense, which has recently been released for iOS and Android.

Letting players roleplay as an overseeing commander during the midst of an alien invasion, it’s your task to keep the enemy hordes at bay using swift thinking, tactical planning, and lots and lots of guns. Defend your base, disrupt the alien reinforcements, and guide your troops across 80 distinct stages throughout 4 unique locales in the effort to see off the alien invaders.

Intruders – Robot Defense’s reflexive tap controls aims to ensure that all players have an easy time carrying out any desired instructions, with 4 individual game modes from Rush to Time-Attack each offering a different gameplay hook with plenty to do.

Enhanced HD 3D visuals not commonly seen amongst other mobile games in the genre help give Intruders – Robot Defense a better chance of drawing the eye, and with multiple achievements to unlock and in-game leaderboards, you wouldn’t be blamed for losing hours to the game’s core strategic robot fighting warfare.

Intruders – Robot Defense is available to download on iOS and Android.

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

Fire Emblem Heroes' April update returns to the series' roots

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »

Nintendo revealed the latest update for Fire Emblem Heroes that'll be going live in April. While the launch events are drawing to a close, the company is promising more widescale changes that will bring Heroes back to Fire Emblem' roots.

Virexian Guide: Become the toughest starship in the galaxy

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 16th, 2017

Virexian is a high-speed interstellar shooter. It's a neon, pixellated roguelike adventure with bunches of weapons to collect and a number of intense arcade challenge modes. Virexian starts off simple enough, but really ramps up the difficulty after the first few levels, depending on the mode you're playing on.

There are a few strategies to keep in mind, whether you're playing a survival challenge or rogue mode. Stick to your guns and you'll make it through.

Golf Zero Guide: Dying for a hole in one

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 15th, 2017

If you hate golf games, don't write this one off just yet. Golf Zero is more similar to games like Super Meat Boy than it is to Hot Shots Golf. While the gist of the game is to safely transport your ball to the hole, there's a whole array of spikes and monsters waiting to do you in along the way. It's tough stuff. Here are a few tips to help you guide your little golf buddy home.

The 4 best city building sims like Bit City

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 14th, 2017

NimbleBit released Bit City just yesterday, a voxellized clicker game disguised as a city builder. The game is filled to the brim with cute little buildings to collect in its bright and cheerful world, but perhaps you want to see what else is out there. There are quite a few fine city builders out on mobile if you want to explore. Here are five of the best.

Bit City Guide: How to build a bustling metropolis

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 14th, 2017

Nimblebit's latest is an idle game with some serious SimCity vibes. It may not be as challenging as the city sim to rule them all, but it's a fun, charming experience all the same. And while, yes, it is a clicker, there are a few strategies you can employ to help develop your own virtual megalolopolis. Let's get into the advice, shall we?

The App Store shows indies some love with these amazing discounts

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 14th, 2017

It's indie mania over on the App Store this week, as Apple's releasing a new indie game each day. Meanwhile you'll find a bunch of hit indie games going for a steep discount in celebration of the event. If you want to score some indie games on the cheap, now's your chance. Here are all the games that are joining in the App Store indie party.

The best new games we played this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 12th, 2017

It's the weekend, but there's no time to rest just yet. The past few days saw a bunch of new games out on the App Store. We've got the sugary-sweet hack-a-thon Beglitched. And Raw Fury quietly trotted out Kingdom: New Lands.If those don't strike your interest, there's an arcade number and a post-apocalyptic platformer, too. Let's jump in, shall we?

Defend the kingdom of Zanira in puzzle-solving adventurer Tiles & Tales, now available on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 10th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Chock full of colourful tasks and challenging puzzles, Tiles & Tales is a free to play Puzzle Adventure RPG set within a fantastical universe of medieval knights and mythical monsters. The game recently enjoyed a successful launch courtesy of its publisher European Games Group and the game’s continued to grow in both content and community ever since.

Free to download from both the Google Play and App store, simple screen swipes, flicks, and taps seek to provide an intuitive gameplay, letting players steadily level up their hero and compete with friends thanks to seamless Facebook connectivity.

The adventure begins soon after choosing from Tiles &Tales’ roster of four central characters, setting players on a journey to match many a coloured tile and level up their hero, fighting enemy foes and unlocking powerful upgrades as they do so.

Developers Trilith Entertainment and Playata have been toiling away since the game’s original launch, creating a better experience through update 1.13.3. The new update irons out several small bugs, rolls 35 levels into one dimension at a time, and combines story and adventure mode into one neat package.
Tiles & Tales is free to download on both IOS and Android now.

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

The Prince of Persia takes to the stage in Lilith Games’ Soul Hunters’ latest update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 10th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

After Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio Auditore last year, developer Lilith Games is proud to introduce today yet another Ubisoft iconic hero to Soul Hunters: the time-bending Prince of Persia.

80 million players worldwide have already experienced Soul Hunters, a unique Action-Strategic RPG. Originally launched in 2015 with 80+ heroes to collect and take into battle, Lilith Games have since then kept on adding new heroes and expanding ways for players to create their ultimate dungeon-crawling party and achieve victory in PVE and PVP modes.

The new Soul Hunters update will be available for download today with the Prince of Persia joining the ever-expanding character roster of the game with his one-of a kind powers and abilities. Fans will be delighted to discover this legendary new hero, to learn how to master his iconic time powers, and to team him up with their favourite Soul Hunters characters.

So come join millions of players fight exciting real-time battles and experience the incredible powers of the Prince of Persia in the new Soul Hunters update, free to download today on the Apple App Store.

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

Apple puts the spotlight on indie games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 10th, 2017

The App Store started highlighting indie games this week in an effort to shine the spotlight on the excellent work done by smaller studios in mobile gaming. The store's main splash banner features a number of indie games, including Mushroom 11, which just launched this week. A number of sub-categories like "Indie games celebrate innovation . . ." give shoppers a more focused selection of indie games to choose from, too.

Our friends at Touch Arcade speculate its this push for indie coverage that has Apple releasing three major games from independent studios next week, and they're likely to feature heavily in the App Store when they arrive. It'll be exciting to see what Apple may have in store, as indie games are doing some of the most innovative things in mobile games at the moment. For now, though, let's take a look at three neat mobile indie games launching next week.

Supercell is adding a 2 vs. 2 mode to Clash Royale

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 10th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ROYALLY FUN :: Read Review »

If you thought you were over your Clash Royale addiction, think again. Supercell is adding a 2 vs. 2 mode to the game according to the latest episode of their Radio Royale podcast, and, well, it sounds like it could get pretty crazy. The mode's titled Clan Battle, and allows players to invite another friend to join them in fierce competition against another duo, coordinating attacks in beautiful syncronisity.

Each player has their own elixir bar that refills 15% slower than in normal battles, and while elixir regen cards only affect the player who uses it, other buffs will benefit both teammates. Each team has two king towers, but they'll be sharing a health bar. On top of all of that, they will still have to find strategies to counter the onslaught of units controlled by two enemy players. It seems Clan Battle mode is about embracing the chaos as you're swarmed by twice the number of units.

It sounds like a hectic, good time to be sure. If you want all of the details, you can listen to the podcast in full on the official Clash Royale website.

Have you already started prepping your own Clan Battle strategies? Share your ideas in the comments below.

Blasty Bubs Guide: How to earn gold to unlock all the bubs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on March 9th, 2017

Blasty Bubs is the latest from QuickByte games. A cute and colorful arcade brickbreaker with some pinball elements thrown into the mix, Blasty Bubs is a delightful circus-themed high score chaser with some excellent sound effects.

While it starts off simple enough, Blasty Bubs does require some forward thinking if you want to keep chaining your score ever-higher. Here are a few tips to ensure you're the star of the show.