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Drag'n'Boom review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 18th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DRAGS ON
Drag'n'Boom is a proof you can have "too much of a good thing."

Eight-Minute Empire review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TINY TACTICS
This empire-building game is a faithful port of a kind of shallow game.


Iron Marines review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STREAMLINED STARCRAFT
Iron Marines may just be the best real-time strategy game on the App Store.

Battle Golf Online review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 12th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GOOFY GOLF
Battle Golf Online is another great oddball sports game from Colin Lane


Death Point review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: INELEGANT INFILTRATION
This stealth game has all the right ingredients in it, but also some less savory elements.

Little Red Lie review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 8th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRULY SPECIAL
This visual novel makes up for its awkward controls though telling an intense and provocative story.


Radiation City review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 6th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: AWKWARD EXPLORATION
Survival games based on exploration are great, but only if their settings are actually fun to explore.

Darkest Dungeon: Tablet Edition review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 5th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RANDOMIZED RENDING
The mobile version of Darkest Dungeon arrives on tablets in a mostly uncompromised state, but the game itself is a little middling.


Toon Blast guide - How to get the most points

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 31st, 2017



The people's thirst for match'em up games knows no bounds, as evidenced by Toon Blast's rapid rise to fame in the mobile scene. It's more matching colored blocks, but with a cartoony facade that hearkens back to classic Looney Tunes.

If you find yourself one of the many hooked on Toon Blast, we have a few tips to help you gain as many points possible to clear all of the levels and gain in the leaderboards.

The best deals on the App Store this week - August 30

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 31st, 2017

Here we are again, caught in the slow crawl towards Friday. While the weekend may still feel like a far and distant dream, fear not. This week is a good one for bargain shoppers, with some of our most highly rated games available at steep discounts to get you through until Friday. Here, once again, for your reading pleasure, are the best bargains on the App Store this week.

Battlejack beginner's team building guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 30th, 2017

Battlejack is an exciting new blackjack game from Nexon with a cool RPG twist. It's a little bit Pokemon, a little bit Final Fantasy, and a little bit Las Vegas, and we're enjoying it quite a lot.

While the luck of the draw plays a large part, your team's structure is even more vital to your success. You'll need a strong party if you want to withstand some of the more difficult monsters out there. We're here to show you how to build the strongest team possible.

The best games of the year so far

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 29th, 2017



It's been a brilliant year for mobile games thus far. We've seen the return of old favorites like Monument Valley, some cracking PC to mobile ports like Sunless Sea, and some new indie hits. We're a little over halfway in, but we have a list of favorites that extends well into the 20s.

To narrow things down a bit, we're highlighting the games that have been dubbed perfect by the 148Apps reviews panel. Our astute reviews editor, Campbell, doesn't give out 5-star scores easily, but there have been a few deemed worthy of such prestigious accolades. Here are the best games of the year so far.

Cat Bird beginner's guide - How to make your way back home

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 29th, 2017

Cat Bird is a beautiful new platformer featuring lovingly made pixel art and some of the finest platforming we've seen on the App Store this side of 2017. It controls like a dream, and though it may be tricky, it's a delight to play. The game tells the story of Cat Bird, an oddball fluffy hybrid that more closely resembles a bat, who's bopping about from portal to portal trying to find its way back to its home planet.

If you're struggling with the early levels of Cat Bird, we have a few tips to help you out.

The 4 best card RPGs like Battlejack

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 29th, 2017



Battlejack
is the next big card game to hit the mobile scene, and we have to say, it's a blast. It's blackjack with an RPG twist. Play cards to cast spells and summon monsters to help you in your quest, but if you go over 21 you're out of luck. It combines strategy and lucky into one neat little package.

But did you know that there are many other games out there that mesh classic card games with more contemporary RPG elements? Here are four of our favorites.

Battlejack beginner's guide - how to beat every boss

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 25th, 2017

Nexon's latest mobile hit is Battlejack, a fun mix of Black Jack and RPGs of yore. You'll be building up a team of fighters before heading into battle, playing cards with the hopes of making it to the elusive number 21 and unleashing an ultra-powerful attack to conquer your enemies.

Before you get that far, though, it's good to remember a little planning goes a long way. Brush up on these tips and you'll become a Battlejack master in no time.

The best new games we played this week - August 24

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 25th, 2017



It's been a pretty good week for mobile games, with the release of some exciting new names and some very excellent ports from PC and elsewhere. If you're looking to try the newest mobile games this week, we have a few recommendations for you. Here are our favorite games out this week.

The 4 best mobile sandbox games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 25th, 2017



Minecraft
and other sandbox games of its kind have taking the larger world of gaming by storm, but mobile technology has only just caught up in recent years, and only now are we seeing large scale sandbox games make their way to iOS and Android.

With that said, there are still bunches of quality sandbox games on iOS that aren't Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Here are four of our favorites.

Snipers vs. Thieves beginner's guide - How to become a sneaky thief

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 25th, 2017

Snipers vs Thieves is a fresh new multiplayer shooter. It's a video game version of "cops and robbers", but it's simple design is incredible elegant and effective, as a player on one side tries to take out robbers with their trusty sniper rifle, while an opposing team of robbers attempts to make it back to their van with bags of cash in tow.

The best deals on the App Store this week - August 23

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 24th, 2017



The summer is drawing quickly to a close, but luckily there's a game for every season. It's an excellent week for some bargain shopping if that's what you're after. There are some big names and indie darlings in this week's roundup. It's a great time to branch out and try a game you might not have bought otherwise. Here are our favorite discounts this week.

Snipers vs. Thieves beginner's guide - How to become a skilled sniper

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 23rd, 2017



In Snipers vs Thieves, the conceit is fairly simple. You play as either a sniper or thief. Snipers protect the bank from devious thieves, while playing as a thief, you'll have to sneak around and try to rob the bank for all that it's worth without getting caught.

It's a whole lot of fun, but going up against other human opponents can be tough. If you're playing as a sniper, this guide will get you set up to become a star shooter that's ready to take on the leaderboards.

Super Phantom Cat 2 beginner's guide - How to jump higher, unlock new chests, and more

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 23rd, 2017

Super Phantom Cat 2 presents a whole new world of fun platforming challenges and perplexing puzzles. It's a well-designed platformer with a bright, neon aesthetic that brings the genre up to date.

Super Phantom Cat 2 might look cute and cuddly, but looks can be deceiving. The game can be quite challenging at times, but with a few tips you'll find the game's difficulty spikes more rewarding than frustrating. Here's some advice to help you on your way.

4 RPGs like Final Fantasy XV that deserve the chibi treatment

Posted by Jessica Famularo on August 22nd, 2017

Square Enix announced another Final Fantasy XV spin-off today - Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition. This mobile, episodic version of the hit RPG gives the game a chibi-fied makeover. The first episode will be free, followed by 9 more premium episodes. Judging by the above trailer, the game actually looks to be quite faithful to the source game.

It's frankly adorable, and I'm a huge fan of being able to take a favorite RPG on the road with me. It's too early to say with any certainty how good Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition will be, but the announcement is a good opportunity to look back on other excellent RPGs that deserve pocket editions.

Guild sieges and soul gems in latest update to MU Origin

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 22nd, 2017

Webzen’s MU Origin hit app stores last year, giving fans of fantasy hack-n-slash MMOs like Diablo a new fix to fixate on. This latest update introduces a competitive guild battle, a fresh dungeon challenge, a mini-game and some elemental gems to boot (not literally to boot!).

The new guild war is a capture-and-defend tournament called Cry Wolf Battle. It tasks guilds level 5 and above with taking over and defending forts from each other. You take on rival online players in real-time, winning rewards for successfully occupying forts of varying difficulty levels. The guild to capture the level 10 fort, which takes place only on Sundays, will receive honorary titles to prove you’re the toughest in all of MU.

If you don’t fancy facing other players, there’s a new dungeon challenge to tackle. Server Dungeon Cry Wolf pits you against 15 waves of enemies, all of whom you’ve got to keep away from the Cry Wolf statue. If they destroy the statue, it’s game over, but keep it intact until the end and you’ll be rewarded EXP, Zen and Wolf Dust! Delicious Wolf Dust…

If you’re wondering what to spend that Wolf Dust on, it can be used to buy Soul Gems. Another addition with this update, Soul Gems are an expansion of the Soul Stones and give your warriors different elemental powers.

It’s a shame there isn’t a Soul Gem for luck, because Dice Hunter is MU Origin’s new mini-game in which your success depends on the roll of the dice. It’s essentially a board game, with tiles offering jewels, treasure chests, boss raids and more, if only you can land on them. You’ll receive five free dice to roll daily, but you can buy more if you want.

That’s enough new stuff to get to grips with. You can download MU Origin from the App Store and Google Play.

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