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Steins;Gate HD EN review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 2nd, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: READING STEINER
This visual novel may not appeal to everyone, but it packs a punch and makes a lasting impression on whoever sticks it through.

Swap Sword review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 1st, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLIDE AND SLICE
This samurai-themed game mixes two genres in a really interesting way, but ends up feeling less satisfying as a result.

Battleship Lonewolf: Space Shooter review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 29th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SLOW WOLF
This space shooter blends a shmup with tower defense.

Kathy Rain review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 28th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PHENOMENAL ADVENTURE
This point-and-click adventure game is very conventional on a mechanical level, but tells a great original story along the way.

Warlord Strike review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 23rd, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SOLO QUEUE
This MOBA-like strategy game isn't the most elegant-looking thing out there, but it's got a lot of really neat ideas that make it worth checking out.

Go Rally review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 22nd, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GO OVER AND OVER AGAIN
Although it feels a little soulless, this rally racing game brings Trials-like racing action to mobile.

Little Briar Rose review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 21st, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LITTLE ADVENTURE
This beautiful adventure game is as gorgeous as it is straightforward.

unWorded review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 18th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TYPOGRAPHIC TANGRAMS
This poetic puzzle game is clever, stylish, and... what's the word? Ah, yes, fantastic.

Start your engines this week with WeGo Interactive’s new RC racer Re-Volt 3 available now on both IOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Get behind the wheel and take to the track as WeGo Interactive’s immensely popular RC Racer series returns to your mobile device in Re-Volt 3, available for download now on the Google Play and App Stores.

With over 20 thrill-chasing tracks in which to swerve, drift, and race through, Re-Volt 3 will always keep you on the edge of your seat, in any one of the 70 individual types RC car featured. Just be sure not to set yourself in a tailspin. Whether you want to test your limits and go it solo in the game’s story mode or with friends around the world via the game’s network play (now boasting “build your own” custom servers), tearing up tarmac has never been more convenient.

All of the grease monkeys out there can rest easy knowing that Re-Volt 3 takes customisation to a level never before seen in the series, encouraging those who play to upgrade, tinker, and customise their chosen RC car to a great degree. This all amounts to giving you greater control when taking the action on-road or off, both options being easier to navigate in Re-Volt 3’s overhauled user interface.

25 collectible car parts, decal skins, and other RPG-like options will help keep you busy through the game’s story scenarios, with Re-Volt 3 always rewarding those most dedicated to becoming the next Dominic Toretto.
Extra upgrade items, in-game money, and premium cards await those who download the game during its first month of launch, treating you to various tyre-squealing event prizes each time you complete a specific stage. Re-Volt 3 has plenty under the hood, and this is made more evident the more races and trials you win.

So if the need for speed is calling for you, take to the track and burn some rubber today. Re-Volt 3 is available for download now on Android and IOS devices.

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

The best mobile food games that aren't Diner Dash

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEXT TOP CHEF :: Read Review »

You can try to resist, but there’s nothing quite like pretending to chop potatoes in Cooking Mama or serving every meal perfectly in a game like Diner Dash. Food games are fun, plain and simple. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are some of the best food and restaurant games on the App Store to whet your appetite.

The best platformers to play while waiting for Super Mario Run

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PARTY TIME :: Read Review »

Super Mario Run
is finally dashing onto iOS this December, combining classic Mario platforming with the instant runner formula. Players will be able to start playing this second mobile release from Nintendo on December 15 for $9.99. For now there are plenty of other Mario-inspired platformers to enjoy while you wait for Super Mario Run. Here are our recommendations.

The best Thanksgiving mobile gaming deals on the App Store

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s Thanksgiving and that means Thanksgiving sales! Now’s a great time to fill out your mobile gaming library with some paid games that have gotten a hefty discount in time for the holidays. You’ll find a lot of different apps participating in the festivities, but we’ve selected a few of the best offers in case you’re in need of some direction.

War of the Lions was originally released on PSP. It’s a good tactics RPG that branches off from the original Final Fantasy Tactics storyline. The game usually goes for $13.99 on the App Store, but right now you can get it for $3.99 for both iPhone and iPad.

This stylish roguelike is on sale for $0.99 until November 28th if you’re looking for something truly punishing this holiday season. The game presents a number of challenge modes if you choose to brave Tallowmere’s dastardly procedurally generated dungeons.

The entire Infinity Blade series is on sale this week for $0.99, giving you three whole games to choose from. Infinity Blade made waves as the first mobile game to run on Unreal Engine 3 and looks absolutely gorgeous as a result. These RPG games feature lots of high fantasy combat, an engaging story, and plenty of epic monsters to defeat.

Originally $3.99, Heroes of Loot 2 is now only $0.99 until November 28. Heroes of Loot 2 is a delightful dungeon crawler with plenty of gear and new levels to unlock. If you’re looking for something light and cheery this Thanksgiving you can’t do better.

Geometry Wars 3 brought the classic, trippy space shooter to mobile and it was an instant success. Now this enhanced edition, Dimensions Evolved adds over 50 fresh levels, a hardcore mode, and controller support. The game is now $2.99, or 70% off its original price.

So far there’s a generous offering of discount games in celebration of Thanksgiving. We’ve got roguelikes, shooters and RPGs, all of them quality games. You’ll have plenty of cheap games to keep you entertained over the weekend.

Which game are you most excited about scooping up? Share in the comments!

Order's Up Guide: How to rise in the ranks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 24th, 2016

Order’s Up brings the fast-paced frenzy of restaurant work to mobile in this new game by Appsolute Games. Players have to fill orders as a deluge of customers pour into your fledgling restaurant. It’s simple, high-paced fun, but there are a few things you should know if you want to get a high score and move on to new restaurant ventures.

Put your management skills to the test with BFB Champions: Global Kick-Off’s new Arsenal FC update, available to download now

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 22nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Put the Gooners through their paces this winter season with the new Arsenal FC update in BFB Champions: Global Kick-Off, free to download now from the Google Play and App stores.

Letting you add the likes of Theo Walcott, Héctor Bellerín, Alex Iwobi and more to your existing or new BFB Champions squad, you’ll be gaining experience, unlocking new formations and refining your team in a way that hasn’t been possible before in Cybird’s increasingly popular soccer sim platform.

Introducing special Arsenal areas to the game’s career mode, the campaign is prepped with a fresh new coat of paint to keep things fresh. Here you’ll be able to win Arsenal emblems, kits and special ‘coach’ items, which will help to level up your players, improving their skills both on the pitch and in minigames.

Those already itching to train up Koscielny, Giroud and Cazorla to meet the standards of their squad can rest easy. Once completing the updated tutorial mode six new players will be readily accessible, with rare versions of the Arsenal squad likely to make an appearance when scouting.

Running from now through to January 17th, the Arsenal FC update also brings with it more in-depth options in which to truly step in to the shoes of a soccer manager. A new Club Union function will now allow you to form unions with friends when taking the action online, while the fresh mentor system now lets veteran coaches help newbies get a leg up with incentives that reward both you and them.

Arsenal FC is making its presence known in BFB Champions: Global Kick-Off - available to download on Android and IOS.

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

Pokémon GO throws a Thanksgiving event

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 22nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

Niantic is saying thanks to its Pokémon GO fans with a new event set just in time for Thanksgiving. Starting on Wednesday, November 23, players will earn double XP and Stardust when completing tasks in-game. The event will run until midnight UTC, so fans everywhere will have a chance to participate in the event.

Fantastic Beasts: Cases Guide - How to become a particularly good finder

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 19th, 2016

Just in time for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes a companion game -- Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World. It's a standard hidden object game with stylish illustrations that really evoke that whimsical Harry Potter feel. The game even has its own, separate story line if you can't get enough. Cases from the Wizarding World isn't without its challenges though, so we have a few tips to help you save the day.

DragonVale World Guide: How to breed rare dragons and expand your park

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 19th, 2016

DragonVale World
is still doing quite well on the App Store. This isn’t entirely surprising considering all of the adorable dragons available in game for you to collect. It’s quite easy to get into an unbreakable dragon breeding loop. While we already discussed some beginner tips, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty and talk some more advanced techniques for creating the ultimate dragon park.

Design Home Guide: How to become a five-star interior designer

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 18th, 2016

If you've always wanted free reign in decorating houses, Design Home is pretty much your dream game. The goal is to design rooms to the best of your abilities. Other players then vote on your room to give you a star score, and you can vote on those of others, too. Interior design in a game isn't always that simple, though. There are some tiny details you'll need to consider. Luckily for you, we've figured some of those details out already in this handy guide.

3 reasons why you need to play Design Home

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 18th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Design Home
looks like a utilitarian home improvement app, but give it a try and you'll find a top-notch decorating game with enough content to draw you in for hours. It's spiked in popularity over night, but in case you have yet to try it out, we have a few of our own reasons why you should give it a go.

Strategize your way past creatures and foes in Oceans & Empires available for download now

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Test out your abilities to trade, strategise and form alliances in Oceans & Empires, the new real-time maritime MMO from developer Joycity. Available to download now on IOS and Android devices, dominating the high seas has never felt so natural and seamless.

There’s no reason not to indulge in some good old fashioned ocean adventure from the Age of Exploration with Oceans & Empires now having launched worldwide. And with the game featuring over 15 languages with more on the way, no one needs to miss out.

Subtly combining both calculated vessel battles along with in-depth trading and resourcing, there’s plenty to plunder and discover whether trading as an honest merchant or while growing to fight for your specific alliance's victory. Gather precious resources from local islands by trading among the games 60 real cities, you might just need them when certain sea creatures start to appear.

Choose both the appearance of your ships and troops prior to diving into each battle, further helping you to make your own mark during your mission to discover, explore, and dominate the seas. There are around a dozen historical fleets of vessels to guide and control, rounding out the true 15th - 18th century age of exploration Oceans & Empires faithfully represents.

To celebrate the games global launch, Joycity are giving you the chance to pick up an item for faster growth for players who post their best decorated ship flags on the Oceans & Empires official Facebook page.

The games also offers plenty of tongue in cheek fun such as in the games special Thanksgiving Day event where you’ll be able to hunt and encounter giant turkey monsters for useful items.

Climb aboard your ship and begin your journey now, by downloading Oceans & Empires from either the Google Play or App Store today.

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

Episode and 3 other addictive visual novel games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

is everyone's favorite guilty pleasure at the moment, raking in thousands of reviews and around 10 million downloads on Android alone. It's a choose your own adventure game with a few official romance stories to play through and thousands more created by fans. Its easy storybuilding platform makes it an accessible way to publish your own creations and try out others -- a rarity on mobile that is proving to be very succesful. If you're looking for something equally fluffy and just as addictive, try one of these other visual novels!

Icy Ropes Guide: How to rappel to a high score

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Icy Ropes
is topping the App Store charts just in time for chillier weather. What better way to prepare for winter's imminent arrival than by guiding two pixelated mountain climbers across treacherous icy ledges? Your two characters are attached to each other by a rope, so you'll have to keep this in mind as you make your way across the mountains. Use this guide to make sure you don't fall to your demise.

Burrito Bison: Launcha Libre Guide - How to fly through the air like a majestic bovine

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 16th, 2016

In Burrito Bison's world, candy is threatening you at every turn. For some reason. We didn't say it made sense. You have to sail through the skies to fight them off, propelling yourself off of the backs of your gummy foes. Your task is made easier by the host of upgrades at your disposal. Still, keeping yourself airborn is no simple task, especially when you're a hulking wrestler. Use these tips to help you go further.