If you’re a fan of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), but lament the fact that you can’t play it on the go, then you’re in luck. Hong Kong developer GameSpire has released a brand new battle royale title for Android and iOS – Grand Battle Royale.
Of course, battle royale games aren’t unheard of on mobile, but most of them look identical. Grand Battle Royale eschews all that realism business for a playfully pixellated take on the genre. It’s like Minecraft plus guns, or PUBG built out of Lego.
It's been a pretty good month for mobile gaming, but what have been the standout games that have landed on the App Store in February? Well, that's what we're going to find out in this here list.
We've picked the five best games that have come out over the past four weeks, and presented them here in all of their glory. If anything, it proves that mobile gaming is pretty much ahead of the curve when it comes to exciting experiences getting released on a regular basis.
Why's that? Because creating a list of just five games was a really tough ask. Agree with our choices? Disagree with our choices? Make sure you let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
Big news dropped this week as Gameloft announced they’ve soft launched Asphalt 9: Legends in the Philippines. This has caused quite a stir primarily because the Asphalt games are among some of the best-looking racing games on the App Store. Heck, you might have already started looking at screenshots and are wondering if you should make a Philippines App Store account just to check it out for yourself. Well, if you are, I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t, and here’s why:
Civilization VI is a fantastic port of the excellent PC strategy game, and it just got some nice additional content added to it, which includes the ability to play as the Polish and the Vikings. We've spent some time with both civilizations, and now have some handy tips on how to best use each of them. See below:
The first thing to note about these pieces of downloadable content is that they aren't created equal. The Polish add-on for the game lets you play as the Polish in all of the game's regular modes, as well as a specific scenario to play. The Vikings, on the other hand, do not quite receive the same treatment. The Vikings civilization was already included in the base version of Civilization VI, so the Vikings pack only includes some new wonders, city states, and a Viking scenario to play through.
Webzen is at it again, churning out a fresh stream of a new class, equipment, and mechanics for its flagship MMO, MU Origin. The game changes quite a bit in its new version update, but we assure you there’s something here for everyone. New multiplayer, refined systems, and more are sure to keep you busy for weeks to come. Here’s what you can expect from the latest patch.
It’s been a while, but MU Origin is introducing a new class at last, the Summoner. The Summoner uses their magical abilities to call upon Valkyrie, who will lay waste to your enemies in battle. You can create a summoner if you have at least one character at 3 Rebirth Level 1, or by using a Scroll of Dark Souls.
You can now create a Sub-Character, too, which should significantly change up the way you play. This “extra” character allows you to play as another class while keeping your Rebirth, Levels, Resources, States, Pets, and more. Equipment and skills won’t transfer between characters, but it should offer you more flexibility in battle. The Sub-Character can be unlocked by completing the quest, “Secret”, which is only available to character at 8 Rebirth Level 1. Once that’s done, you’ll need to pay up 1,500 Unbound Diamonds, and then the Sub-Character is yours.
If you’re looking for more Guild action, MU Origin has you covered in that department as well. The game’s newest Guild event, The Land of Struggle, will pit guilds against each other to be the fastest to defeat the event boss and deal the most damage. The event is ongoing every Wednesday-Friday. If your guild is victorious, you could win a number of fancy prizes, including Bound Zen, EXP, Contribution Points, and the Emperor Card.
You’ll find plenty of other treats sprinkled throughout, as well. The Forge is a new Refine system, while West Akeron is a new all-server area that lets you mingle will all players. Webzen is introducing a new CP Rewards System that gifts players special rewards based on their CP. For fashion forward players, you’ll now have access to the Blood Costume, and the Three Chicken Brothers are sure to please folks in the market for a new pet.
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Over the past couple of days we've seen two massive Android phones announced over at MWC. There's Samsung's Galaxy S9, and Sony's Xperia XZ2. Both of them are pretty impressive in terms of stats, and both companies seem to be focusing (if you'll excuse the pun) on releasing phones with impressive cameras.
But if you ask me, neither of the devices has the chops to knock the iPhone off the top spot, especially when it comes to gaming. Why's that you ask? Well give me a moment and I'll explain exactly what I mean.
Florence is a great little game about relationships that we absolutely adored. The only problem with it is it's over a little too soon. If you want some other games with some emotional range like Florence, check out these suggestions:
Will It Ever End?
If you want an experience that's eerily similar to Florence, check out Will It Ever End? This is a game about routine and relationships, and it conveys its narrative and ideas completely wordlessly. Its gameplay may be pretty simple, but it uses a lot of visual tricks and employs some great audio to get you wrapped up in the action.
Collaborating with developer Rovio Entertainment, GSN Games has released a twist on the Angry Birds formula. Angry Birds Champions features the same bird-flinging gameplay, but now you can catapult Red and co for cash.
The partnership uses GSN’s WorldWinner games platform, which has been offering tournament versions of popular titles for 20 years. WorldWinner isn’t a casino app, though – you have to beat real opponents with real skill to win any money. Angry Birds Champions matches you with players of a similar level, and then it’s down to you to show your pig-thwacking prowess.
The game features two tournament modes – Best of 3 and Progression. During Best of 3, you play the same level three times, and only your highest score counts towards the result. So you can use the initial turns to hone your aim and strategy. Progression is less forgiving, challenging you with three different levels and tallying up the total of each level. In other words, every level counts.
Players based in the U.S. and Canada can start chucking birds for cash by downloading the WorldWinner iOS app, which features Angry Birds Champions, along with tournament twists on a host of other popular mobile games. The platform has awarded players with over $1.5 billion since it began, so there’s plenty to flap about.
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148Apps is part of a family. A big family of sites that make sure you're always up to date with all the portable gaming news. Just like a real family, I guess. I don't know, my mum never told me anything about Candy Crush to be fair.
Anyway, every week we look at the best posts from around the network, in order to make sure that you're squeezing every drop of goodness from the Steel Media sites. This week is no different. So have a read, see what you've missed, and come back in seven days for another round up.
The addition of multiplayer to The Battle of Polytopia has catapulted the game from a fun enough time waster to a fully-fledged 4X experience on your phone. We've been playing quite a few matches over the past week or so, and we've put together a list of tips to help you get a leg up against your fellow human players.
Pick the right civilization
The Battle of Polytopia presents a pretty simplified version of something like Civilization, but that doesn't mean strategic nuances aren't still important. Before you even start a match of Polytopia, consider who to play as to give yourself a leg up. Are you playing against a ton of opponents? Choose the Vengir for a quick military leg up. Want a slower start to your empire? Take advantage of the mountains usually afforded to the Xin-Xi.
Hi there, and welcome to our round up of all the best games that are on sale for iOS at the moment. It's not a vintage week in terms of numbers, but I'm pretty sure that every single one of these is worth picking up if you haven't already played them.
As usual I've stuck download links below, and links to our reviews where applicable. If you've spotted anything that you think should be included in the list, then make sure you stick your suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article. Sharing is caring after all.
We're all still playing quite a bit of Disc Drivin' 2 over here at 148Apps, and we've gotten pretty good at it. Now that we've spent some more time with the game and unlocked more powerups, check out some of these more advanced tips:
Switch it up on the fly
So you may know you can switch between powerups in a match of Disc Drivin' 2, but did you know you can also do it while your disc is in motion? It operates the exact same way as when you're standing still, but you've got to be quick to change your powers and use them while on the move. This is a good skill to practice, because you switching from a boost to a brake at the right time to prevent a falloff could make the difference between winning and losing a match.
Alto’s Odyssey is a completely stunning and serene runner, but it can also be a bit tricky. Check out these to try and keep your cool while playing this endless runner:
Don’t focus too much on tasks
The main progression system in Alto’s Odyssey is tasks, which might ask you to travel certain distances or perform certain tricks in a run. While it may be tempting to try and get these tasks done ASAP, sometimes focusing on completing them makes them harder to complete. It’s often easier to accomplish more tasks more often if you just focus on having a really good run instead. On a good run, there are multiple opportunities to complete any given task, which increases your likelihood of getting them done.
Alto's Odyssey is a really, really good game. If you don't believe me, you should definitely check out our review by clicking this link right here. It takes the ideas from the original Alto's Adventure, then subtly builds on them, creating something pretty damn special.
With that in mind, I thought it'd be a good idea to round up everything you need to know about this superb sequel in one handy post. In fact, in this handy post. So here's everything you need to know about Alto's Odyssey. Got your own questions? Chuck them in the comments below then. Word.
Vainglory just got bigger.
Super Evil Megacorp made its mobile MOBA into one of the leaders in its genre by concentrating on 3v3 matches that took many of the aspects people would expect to find andreducing them down to better suit touchscreen devices. But phones and tablets have come a long way since the game first launched, and gamers' expectations have risen as well.
Thus, Vainglory 5v5 is now a thing. Designed with extensive feedback from the game's community, the idea is that it builds upon what players already like and adds an extra layer of strategy and excitement. Super Evil has already made it clear that the new mode is the future of competitive play, so even though 3v3 is sticking around, everyone will want to brush up on the newer, bigger gameplay.