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Latest iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad App Reviews:

Perchang review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 29th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HAVE A BALL
This beautifully minimalist puzzle game tests your ability to multitask.

The Sandbox Evolution review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 28th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PLATFORM GOD
This god game is pretty much what would happen if someone set out to make a platforming game more like a sandbox.


Rodeo Stampede - Sky Zoo Safari review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 27th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL
This endless runner incorporates active collection mechanics to help it stand out in such a crowded genre.

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.


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.

T-Mobile Tuesdays and 4 more free apps to earn you real rewards

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 8th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's often said that you can't get something for nothing. That thinking has been in the news a lot as of late, with airlines making changes to frequent flyer programsto work via dollars spent instead of miles flown.

Alas, there's still a place where you can be rewarded for loyalty, and it's on your smartphone or tablet. Apps like T-Mobile Tuesdays, which has rocketed to the top of the App Store free app chart, are proof of that.

ZPlay’s new iOS release, Inner Circle, may just drive you round the bend

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 8th, 2016

Pairing slick visuals with a frustratingly addictive premise, ZPlay’s Inner Circle is a must-play for anybody who enjoys a good time-sensitive puzzle game. Using a simplistic (but highly effective) layout, the game is opened up to a vast demographic of players – young and old.

To succeed at the game, players must work to line up rings of colour to match that of the ‘inner circle’, whilst the ring shrinks in size and looms closer to its orbit. If players don’t line up the colour before the ring hits the centre - by tapping the screen to rotate and swiping to shrink faster - they will lose the game.

With an impressive 250 levels to get stuck into, the title offers extensive gameplay and promises to get right under the skin of its players. Perfect for those who lean towards brain-training and cognitive challenges, with its Tetris-esque format.

Inner Circle possesses a selection of interesting features, including a night-mode to ensure the brightness of the nigh-neon colours doesn’t affect eyesight, and an Arcade mode that allows players to plough through levels indefinitely. The night modeis achieved by altering the colour scheme presented in the original version of the game.

The title will be available soon, for iOS devices, so keep circling in on that App Store!

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

How to get started with Kiwi - Q&A

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 7th, 2016

Most of us don't need another social networking or messaging app. Between Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and others, we're already as connected as we could possibly be, or so it seems.

Yet people are still flocking to Kiwi - Q&A, which is currently atop the free iOS App Store chart in the U.S. What makes Kiwi different enough to attract that kind of attention?

New slither.io update adds single-player option

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

"Wait a minute," you say. "Surely that has to be a mistake. Isn't the whole point of slither.io that it features multiplayer snake action?"

Indeed it is, and while not ever having met the insanely popular game's creator Steve Howse personally, I'd expect he knows enough to not mess up the good thing he's got going. However, there's also something to be said for making a mobile game accessible to the widest possible audience, which is what the latest update to slither.io has done.

Beyond Snapchat: 5 popular free messaging app alternatives

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 6th, 2016

There's no escaping Snapchat. Not only is it the dominant force among free photo-sharing apps at the moment, it's also increasingly become the app of choice for text messaging among teens and young adults. After all, why use a separate app for messaging when you can do it from the same one you use to share images and videos too?

That said, there is life beyond Snapchat. A number of free iPhone and iPad apps are out there that allow users to easily communicate with friends and loved ones without necessarily needing to download the current industry leader. Let's take a look at five of them that are currently popular on the App Store charts.

Steppy Pants: Tips and tricks for getting a higher score

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 6th, 2016

Unless you're under the age of 2, you don't have to think much about walking. You just do it.

Not so in Steppy Pants, the "walking simulator" that has captured the imagination of a big chunk of the mobile gaming audience. With its blocky graphics and simple, one-touch gameplay, it quickly calls to mind titles like Crossy Road, but it also throws ragdoll physics into the mix to create a winning formula all its own.

Chik-fil-A app leads top 10 most popular restaurant apps

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 4th, 2016

It's not often that a restaurant chain has its app hit the top of the U.S. App Store chart. In fact, it's hard to remember it ever happening before.

Yet Chik-fil-A has managed to do just that with Chik-fil-A One, its new app that launched on iOS in May. What's made it so popular? Giving away chicken sandwiches, as it turns out, is a primo way to get folks to download something.