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Turbo League review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOCCAR
This game is a pretty naked attempt to bring Rocket League to mobile. It's not perfect by any stretch, but it's still pretty dang fun.

Barbaric: The Golden Hero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOLDEN GAMEPLAY
Bounce between enemies and execute slo-mo dodges in this stylish, arcade dungeon-crawler.


The Walking Dead: A New Frontier review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 9th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A NEW FRONTIER
This new season of Telltale's breakout series shows a lot of promise in its first episode despite some performance issues.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 5th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LEGEND DAIRY
A long time ago in a galaxy not very far away, you play as a milkmaid who must save her herd in a beautiful point-and-click adventure game.


Sara is Missing review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 3rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIM-ULACRUM
This mobile game mimics a phone interface to create a really creepy experience that involves some simple puzzle-solving.

Get Wrecked: Epic Battle Arena review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 28th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WRECKOMMEND TO FRIENDS
This multiplayer brawler is pretty fun when you can find someone to play with.


Snowball!! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 27th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PINBALL WONDERLAND
This winter-themed pinball game is a charming high score chaser packed with neat table mechanics.

Bullet Force review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 23rd, 2016
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: UNSTEADY AIM
Multiplayer first-person shooters are hard to pull off on mobile, and this one unfortunately doesn't surmount even the most basic issues with mobile shooters.


Pokémon GO was the most influential app of 2016

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 23rd, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »


Pokémon GO
is certainly not without its problems, but there's no denying the incredible impact it left on the past year. Upon release, the game stirred up a phenomenon few had seen before in mobile gaming. Pokémon GO smashed records in a dozen ways. Trainers walked a combined 8.7 billion kilometers -- enough to reach Pluto. Just think of the amazing advances we'd make in space travel if we could somehow harness that dedication! Pokémon GO shook things up in a big way this year, but it now faces an uncertain future. In this time of reflection before the new year, let's take a look back at the ways Pokémon GO left its mark.

The first two RollerCoaster Tycoon games go mobile in RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 23rd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


I hope you weren't hoping to sleep this weekend, because it's time to revisit those long nights of the late '90s and early 2000s with RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic. It's a blend of the first two games in the franchise with 95 scenarios to play through.

5 perfect virtual stocking stuffers

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 23rd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ROBUST PHOTO EDITING :: Read Review »


It's coming down to the wire, but maybe you just need a few more things to flesh out your your holiday gift stockpile before you send them out to loved ones. You don't have to brave the Christmas Eve traffic to do it, though. Instead, why not give the wonderful gift of an app? They come in all sorts and sizes, and there's surely something to suit even the pickiest of acquaintances. Here are few premium apps that also happen to make perfect gifts.

3 apps to help you track your esports teams

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 21st, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


The esports industry has been making huge leaps forward within the past few year, so if you haven’t joined in on the action yet, now is a great time to do so. These apps will help you make the transition into this exciting new hobby, though they’re also excellent resources for established fans looking to track their teams on the go.

The best word games like Word Cookies!

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 21st, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


If you’re not sick of cookies yet (if that’s even a thing), you might want to try out Word Cookies!, a delicious word game that has you picking words out of trays of freshly baked cookies. It’s a good challenge, but also surprisingly relaxing. If you love word games, you can’t do wrong by trying. Or maybe you’re already a tried and true Word Cookies! veteran ready to branch out into something new. Word games are not uncommon on the app store, so we’ve narrowed down five of the best to help you get your fix.

Get ready to for some finger tapping fun, Dulp has just received a brand new update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 20th, 2016

Great news for anyone who loved Nexx Studio’s 1 touch arcade game, Dulp – 1 year after its launch it’s back with a vengeance and packing a brand new update.

Initially released in November last year, the game hit the ground running and proved to be a big hit. Sitting proudly at the top of Google Play’s top free arcade games in its first month of release, as well as raking in the top 5 in 3 more “top free games” lists, Dulp earned itself achievement after achievement.

While the premise is pretty simple – observe the pattern of the individual rings, and carefully fire missiles to destroy the rotating wheel, it’s not stopped the devs from jamming in loads more cool features.

Jump into the endless game mode and play to your hearts content with an extra 120 shiny new ones to beat. It’s not all just about adding more levels and entertainment though as the developers have also looked to make the game more accessible for everyone with a new colour blind setting so that those of you who suffer from the condition won’t have to miss out on the fun.

But by no means did the devs stop there. In the newest version of the game you’ll also see a brand new UI design, an updated gameplay and colour scheme, improved general optimization, and fixtures to minor bugs in the original version.

So if you’re a fan of arcade games and are looking for your next app addiction, Dulp could just be the game you’re looking for.

Dulp is available to download right now from the App Store and Google Play.

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

MU Origin gets a brand new holiday-themed update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 20th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The weather outside is frightful, and unfortunately so is the slew of “Christmas” updates. Sure enough there’s one or two that hit the mark but then there are the ones that we’d rather have stayed under the tree.

Fortunately for all you fans of fantasy adventure, MU Origin (the popular MMORPG hit) has just received a Christmas update that’s worthy of the festive season.

The new “Companion and Wings” update does exactly what the name suggests, bringing both a new companion system and a new means of spreading those wings a little more with Roch and Griffin souls.
The new companion system allows you to form an alliance with another player - growing and gaining strength in battle through special companion activities such as the Companion Dungeon. Companionships can be formed between any classes of character and offers the added perk of picking up Companion Buffs.

It’s not just Companion Buff that’s on offer though. The new Roch and Griffin souls will enable players with Tier 6 wings or above to unlock their Wings full potential. On top of that, the update brings a cool new feature called Transmutation, where you can upgrade your equipment to lengths far beyond its original Tier would allow.

And in the season of good will, Webzen have a nice treat in store for you all in its latest event, starting today and ending on the 31st December. During this period, any player that logs in and plays the game will earn themselves a bounty of new items, including Condors Feather, Condor’s Flame, and Gold Spark.

MU Origin is available to download right now for free from the App Store and Google Play.

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

The Holiday Update Roundup: Part 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL :: Read Review »


Holiday updates are the gifts that keep on giving, as evidenced by a host of even more festively-themed additions to many popular mobile games. If Part 1 of our list didn’t do the trick, why not try one of these games instead? Each game is distinct from the other, but they all bring heaps of holiday cheer.

Tiny Rails Guide: How to keep chugging along

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2016


Tiny Rails is a pleasant little train management sim that sees you cruising from city to city in your very own locomotive. For the most part, the game is pretty hands-off as you wait to reach your destination and adjust your train’s cargo and supplies. It takes some doing, though, especially when you have to keep passengers happy and maintain your budget. Here are a few tips to keep your own railway running smoothly.

Hill Climb Racing 2 Beginner's Guide: How to pop wheelies and power through

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 17th, 2016



Hill Climb Racing
is back with an even more popular sequel that’s been climbing hills of its own in the App Store. It’s a lot of muddy, physics-heavy racing that is incredibly satisfying, although there is a strategic element required, especially when playing against human opponents. Use these tips to help you get ahead.

Nintendo's shares fell after Super Mario Run launched - here's why

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOBILE MARIO :: Read Review »



Mario leapt onto iOS this week with a big ol’ “wahoo!” but investors so far are still skeptical. While lots of long-time Nintendo fans are excited by the arrival of Super Mario Run, with the game topping the Free Games charts in a number of locations, Nintendo’s shares in the Japanese stock market still fell significantly on December 15 -- by a whopping 4%.

This is quite a shock when analysts were previously predicting that the game would see nearly $60 million in earnings in its first month. However, there are a few reasons that could explain why investors are pulling back.

Roll Up, Roll Up! Game of Dice has just got a brand new winter update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 16th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Great news for all you Game of Dice fans, because JoyCity have just released a brand new winter update.
In this wintery twist on the much loved game, you’ll have to battle against your mates to become the boss of the virtual board, and bankrupt your fellow players in the process.

In the latest update the good people over at JoyCity have treated us to a seasonal upgrade, jammed full of cool and exciting features that’re sure keep players of all ages entertained for hours.

Get ready to explore the brand new 1:1 Crystal Village map, and take your competitiveness to a whole new levels. Race again your mates to complete the circuit 4 times to activate the much coveted glacial crystal to hike up the tolls on your property – making you richer and way more powerful than your lowly competitors.

Just make sure you watch your step and look out for frozen city blocks, because landing on one will end in disaster. Try to avoid the icy tiles if you want to stay on top form, as stepping on one of these bad boys will freeze everything you own, and make them impossible to land on – meaning you won’t be able to collect your tolls.

But by no means does the fun end there, as the winter update also brings with it a brand new character. Play as “Wintery Mary” and make your way around the board with the help of her special skill, but make sure you use it wisely as it’s only good for 1 use.

There’s so much to look forward to with this game, including the consecutive mission feature that rewards every 5-10 consecutive match wins with rewards like gold, and different skill packs. With so much crammed into the app, it’s looking very likely that Game of Dice’s winter update will be just as big as its predecessors.

Game of Dice is available to download for Android and iOS.

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

Defy gravity and take flight when Mobilefish’s new aviation game War Wings flies over to Western shores in early 2017

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 16th, 2016

Having already launched successfully in over 20 countries across the globe, developer Mobilefish are gearing up to bring their historical World War II aviation game War Wings to the UK and US some time in early 2017 on both the Google Play and App Store.

Boasting remarkable 3D graphics that really squeezes every ounce of power from mobile hardware, along with easy to pick up, hard to master aerial combat, War Wings gives you the ability to take to the skies and enjoy intense online multiplayer or solo PVE action. Team up with a squad consisting of yourself and up to three others to compete against millions of gamers playing worldwide.

Will you choose to reign down terror on your enemies or simply compete to unlock all items? Both are a possibility throughout War Wings’ 30 distinct historical missions, each covering a specific 1940’s battle all faithfully and respectfully recreated through striking visuals. Competing online always remains a seamless and smooth online experience thanks to matches having been specifically optimized for intense, short burst on-the-go play.

Swerve, lunge, and dive your way to success when competing against friends. War Wings has been precisely created by developer Mobilefish to elevate addictive aerial action literally to new ‘heights’, raising the bar by featuring various real-life air combat manoeuvres such as the Immelmann Turn, the Split S, along with some intense barrel rolls thrown in for good measure.

Over 70 customizable World War II-era warplanes and more coming in the future, ensures that the War Wings experience is always kept fresh and thrilling. The military enthusiasts among you will no doubt appreciate the high level of attention to detail, with each warplane remaining faithful and true to their original design, only helping you to truly feel in the wind in your air just that little bit more.

Whether through buddying up with friendlies in an effort to control the skies in intense PVP combat with up to 7 others or by going it solo to claim War Wings’ many treasured daily rewards, your aerial experience will never feel daunting. Players can tailor a control scheme unique to themselves with three layout options on offer. Be it virtual stick, conventional motion or on-screen D-pad inputs, War Wings allows anyone to become an ace pilot, but it’s up to them how they get there.

Fans and critics are already enjoying this unique aviation action, with War Wings having just recently being recognised for best game with Unity’s prestigious “Golden Cube” award. Those aching to take over the controls of a Fairey Firefly and other aircraft won’t have to wait much longer, War Wings is flying its way over the British shores soon.

Take aim soldier, and look forward to engaging perform real-life air combat manoeuvres in early 2017 on both IOS and Android devices.

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

Music app Note Fighter gets a festive update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 15th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’re a musician who finds note reading tricky, Note Fighter might just be for you. Developed by Warsaw-based studio MythicOwl, the app transforms your mobile device into a piano, and note reading into a game. With the latest update, there’s some festive cheer thrown in, too.

Note Fighter’s gameplay is easy to pick up. You play the one-octave piano by tapping the keys as notes appear on the staves above. The notes scroll towards Steamy, the steampunk conductor, and it’s up to you to play the correct key at the correct time so Steamy can kick the notes out of the way with his shiny metallic boots.

Musical pieces available include classics by Mozart, Beethoven and Pachelbel, and there are three difficulty levels to choose from based on how challenging the musical pieces are. There’s also a practice mode to get to grips with the game.

With this latest update, all that steampunk metal has become a little frosty, and there are decorations dotted around the app, including on Steamy’s head. There are a few new Christmas tunes to play, too, including Quickly On To Bethlehem and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

Why not tinkle those digital ivories this Christmas? Note Fighter is available for iOS and Android. The free version includes 9 songs, whilst the premium version features 18 songs.

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

Noodlecake Studios sneakily announces one last game for 2016

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 15th, 2016

The ever prolific Noodlecake Studios is ending the year with a splash, publishing just one last game before 2016 is through. Island Delta, created by Mantisbite Games, will be arriving on iOS on December 22 as an early Christmas gift. We think that's plenty of reason to celebrate!

Island Delta is an action adventure game set in a colorfully rendered cartoon world. Its sci-fi, futuristic setting has you wielding an anti-gravity gun as either Zoe or Baxter, the game's main protagonists. Zoe seems to specialize in tech skills, while Baxter is all about blowing things up. You'll have to make good use of both of their abilities if you want to succesfully escape from the evil Doctor Gunderson's lab.

Succesfully navigating levels and defeating enemies all comes down to how creative you get with using the objects around you to solve puzzles and maneuver your way around traps. That means sucking in enemies and crates and throwing them to block lasers and cross platforms hovering over poisonous green gloop. There seems to be a lot of room for creativity in how you approach exploration.

While the game will only be on Apple devices for the time being, Android users shouldn't feel too bad. Noodlecake's bringing Pixeljam Games' browser pinball game Snowball! exclusively to the Google Play Store on the 22nd.

What do you think of Noodlecake Studios' latest? Let us know in the comments below.