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Card City Nights 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A NIGHT TO YOURSELF
Card City Nights 2 is a great little card game, provided you’re cool with playing solo.

Gorogoa review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: EVERY FRAME A PUZZLE
Gorogoa is a beautifully detailed and expressive puzzler.


Neverending Nightmares review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: CONTROL NIGHTMARE
Neverending Nightmares is too frustrating to be scary.

Portal Knights review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 12th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KNIGHTCRAFT
This game combines crafting and questing into one heck of a fun package.


Amazing Katamari Damacy review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: ALMOST AMAZING
This runner does a good job of channeling the crazy charm of Katamari Damacy, but it’s also overloaded with ads and other annoyances.

GRID Autosport review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 8th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BEAUTIFUL BUT BOILERPLATE
GRID Autosport is a really, really ridiculously good looking racer, but is otherwise a pretty straightforward experience.


Reigns: Her Majesty review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 7th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A WORTHY HEIR
The follow up to Reigns adds a ton of extra content while maintaining the same base formula.

7 Wonders review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOSTLY WONDERFUL
It’s great to have a mobile version of 7 Wonders finally, but it’s still not quite as good as the real thing.


Reigns: Her Majesty guide - how to swipe your way to a victorious reign

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2017

Reigns: Her Majesty is storming the App Store this week, bringing more tinder-esque kingdom building to eager players everywhere. If you've played the original Reigns, you'll know that leading a kingdom is never easy. It's a careful balancing act keeping the church, army, and commoners happy.

More often than not, you'll succumb to some terrible end. We're here to prevent that. Use these tips to grow in power without giving in to all of the powers itching for their spot on the throne.

Pocket Legends Adventures guide - how to build a strong character

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 6th, 2017

Pocket Legends Adventures is a fun action adventure RPG that takes control when you want it to, but also opens itself for player input, too, if you're looking to tkae a more active role in combat. Regardless of play style, the game can be quite difficult at times, so we've devised a few tips to help you get started. Here's how to become a top player in Pocket Legends Adventures.

The best deals on the App Store this week - December 6

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 6th, 2017



Another week means another roundup of quality bargain games. This week's list features a few games we haven't featured before in our weekly roundups. If you're on the prowl for new games, now's an optimal time to try something completely new for quite a low price. Let's take a look.

Construction Simulator 2’s latest update adds more vehicles and features we think you’ll dig

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 6th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: OPEN BUILD :: Read Review »



astragon Entertainment have released a new update for its marquee construction sim, Construction Simulator 2, which brings with it a glut of new machines and vehicles to get behind. Available now for both iOS and Android users, becoming the biggest real-estate tycoon based in the Westside Plains just got a little more enticing.

Taking its already impressive licensed vehicle line-up to well over 40, Construction Simulator 2’s big update sees machines from Mack Trucks and MEILLER Kipper enter the fold. This means that as well as manning heavy-duty trucks from well-known makers like Caterpillar, Liebherr, Palfinger, Kenworth Bell Equipment, STILL and ATLAS, players can now put the pedal to the medal with the Mack Titan tractor truck and MEILLER MHKA semi-trailer to better complete jobs on time.

Dig a little deeper into Construction Simulator 2 when you load it up next, and there’s more to unearth by way of new missions to complete and tasks to carry out. Load, shift, and excavate your way to success by making use of the new machinery that awaits. Those seeking to get their regular forklift fix can also look forward to driving a real STILL® RX60-80 forklift, which now replaces the base model from before.

Construction Simulator 2’s jam-packed update also has a special treat in store for Android players, adding in experimental external game controller support. Simply connect your gamepad to your smartphone or tablet, and you’ll be greeted by a cleaned-up game OS, meaning you can keep on trucking uninterrupted.

Dig into all the new construction content, Construction Simulator 2’s latest update is available for iOS and Android now.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Kick the Buddy guide - how to unlock all weapons

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017



Kick the Buddy
is an addictive beat-em up (blow-em up?) that's more commonly tagged as a stress reliever rather than a formal game. You're given a slew weapons which you can then use to take out your frustrations on the titular buddy, a stuffed doll.

The only real goal is to get as much money as possible to unlock new weapons to give you even more ways to kill the buddy. Here are a few tips to help you unlock every weapon in the game.

Game Dev Tycoon guide - how to get your video game studio up and running

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017

Game Dev Tycoon is a masterfully constructed sim in which you lead a video game studio to fame and fortune (hopefully). Not only is it a fun game in its own right, it's also a fascinating look into the game design process. Game Dev Tycoon has finally landed on iOS and it's a perfect fit for mobile devices.

Making games is never easy, though, so you might need some help to get started. Luckily we have a few handy beginners tips to guide you. Let's get to it.

Rush guide - beginner tips and tricks for survival

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017



Rush
is a new tough-as-nails endless arcade game from Ketchapp that sees you guiding a ball down an endless neon track while avoiding obstacles along the way. The concept is simple, but it's fast-paced and fun, and most definitely a challenge.

Rush can seem impossibly difficult on our first few tries, but give it some time and follow these tips and you'll be zipping around with the competition in no time.

AdVenture Communist guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 5th, 2017

From the minds that brought you AdVenture Capitalist comes an entirely new way of running things.AdVenture Communistshirks the every-man-for-himself trappings of capitalism for a worlm in which every man throws their potatoes into the pot for the good of society as a whole. Sound ridiculous? It kind of is, but that's why we love it.

AdVenture Communist is an addictive idle-clicker game where you're tasked with keeping a communist nation afloat. Running a country is never easy, though. Luckily for you, we have a few helpful beginner tips and tricks to help you get started.

Shadow Fight 3 guide - how to become a seasoned fighter

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 2nd, 2017

Shadow Fight 3 is a fun new brawler with a few RPG elements thrown in for some extra flavor. Set in feudal Japan, you'll rely on just your fists and perhaps a blade or two to help you win out against your opponent. Combat is multilayered and requires a decent bit of study if you want to make it far. Here are a few tips to help you go pro.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp guide - how to get every holiday item

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 2nd, 2017



Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's
first big holiday event got under way this week. Players can now craft exclusive festive items and collect fun santa outfits. It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit. The only catch is, you only have 25 days to take advantage of it all. Once Christmas is past, the event is over, whether you've collected everything or not.

25 days gives you plenty of time to collect everything, though. Here's how you can craft every item and collect every costume piece before your time is up, without spending a single leaf.

The best new games we played this week - November 30

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 1st, 2017



We took a break for Thanksgiving, but your favorite weekly roundup is back. It's once again time to take a look at the best new games that released this past week (or two). There's a good bit of variety, and the quality is outstanding. There are only four games on the list this week, but they're probably some of the best games out on iOS this year. Let's take a look, shall we?

Rules of Survival guide - how to protect yourself from other players

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 30th, 2017



In Rules of Survival, anything goes. The only real rule is to stay alive, and your opponents are going to do everything in their power to follow it. That means sneaking, sniping, and sometimes flat out fire fights.

It can be tough adapting to these brutal tactics, but there are plenty of ways to avoid them. Here are a few tips to help you survive any human encounter in Rules of Survival.

The guide to every villager in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 30th, 2017

Each villager in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a different personality type, unique furniture preferences, and gives out one of a few different materials. With over 30 villagers, there's a lot to keep track of, especially if you're after a certain material or amenity. Here's a handy list of every camper, their personality type, and the materials they'll have on hand.

148Apps' Ultimate Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 30th, 2017

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camphas simply become a way of life for many of us. It's meant to be a fun little time waster to pop into every now and then for a few minutes, but we can't help spending any stray moment available to us with our furry friends.

Despite it's adorable facade, there's quite a bit toPocket Camp, which is why we've amassed a number of guides to help you out with every facet of the game. Consider this your go-to resource bank for all thingsPocket Camp.

Guides

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp beginner's guide - how to set up camp

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp mid-game guide - what to do once you hit level 10

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp guide - how to rake in bells and materials

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp guide - how to craft the best amenities

The guide to every villager in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Is there a guide you'd like to see on this list? Let us know in the comments below!

Fight fireballs with more fireballs in the safety of VR with Elemental Combat out now

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 29th, 2017

Elemental Combat is a multiplayer game that challenges you to blast away your foes with fire and various other elements. In VR though, not in real life.

You cast these moves with your real hands though, thanks to motion controls. Think The Last Airbender but far cooler and you're along the right lines.

Each move is based on one of the four different elements of air, earth, water, and fire - each of which has a different strength and weakness. Fire is very offensive, but lacks defence for example.

Selecting your favourite element and developing a playstyle is a huge part of the fun here. By the time you're an expert you'll really feel like your style is unique.

You'll do all of this in two different modes. There's a single player that teaches you the basics before you take them into battle with you in multiplayer.

That serves like an FPS, with you performing moves on your friends to defeat them so you have a higher score by the end.

Elemental Combat took the top prize as Best VR Game at the PGC XR Helsinki Indie Competition, and even ended up as a runner up best XR Game.

So stop wasting time and go and grab Elemental Combat right now on Steam. It's even 10% off right now to celebrate the launch.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.