Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 15th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Catch the action of snowboarding without all that going out into the cold nonsense. Snowboard Party, by Ratrod Studio, has been released for iOS so now you and your friends can test your skills in full HD graphics. Compete to top the leader boards or complete the more than 75 level objectives and earn all the achievements.
As you practice, your snowboarder gains experience. You can level them up and customize their outfit to be the most badass snowboarder at the party. The game also has a freestyle mode that lets you do tricks on rails, jumps, boxes, logs, rocks, and more. You’ll have your choice of 11 snowboarders and a ton of gear to equip them with.
Check out Snowboard Party for $1.99 on the App Store.
Stone Age: The Board Game, by Campfire Creations, was released two years ago today. To celebrate, they’re putting the game on sale for one week only.
In Stone Age you can play solo, against AI, or against your friends in a challenge to see who can be the best leader of their tribe. If you have iOS 6 or higher you can also play against others in competitive league play with Elo rankings.
Can you get Grogg to invent fire? Will Mogg’s tribe starve? Find out by downloading Stone Age for $2.99 while you still can.
A new update has arrived for RedLynx‘s Trials Frontier, adding a PvP mode that allows players to directly compete against each other. PvP races in-game are organized by the mysterious Zudina, who has appeared from her underground bunker to set up month-long showdowns over three tracks that don’t allow for restarts. At the end of each match players will be rewarded with PvP chips, which in turn can be traded to unlock tracks, outfits, and special items.
Justin Swan, Lead Designer on Trials Frontier, had this to say on the update:
The PvP mode is the largest in-game update in Trials Frontier, and will be the first time a true competitive Player vs. Player has ever come to the Trials’ Universe. We’ve worked diligently to create a PvP mode that lets players race each other asynchronously while also keeping the competitive Trials spirit alive. We’re inviting all of our players to come fight for a spot on our Legends Leaderboard for fame, glory and in-game winnings.
Trials Frontier is available to download for free from the App Store now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 12th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
eBay has released an updated version of their online auction app, eBay for iPad. Now you can browse through curated channels to find things like Deals, Fashion, Electronics, and Collectibles.
They’ve also made it easier to find items with the new View item refresh and have moved sellers’ products to the forefront of their profiles. There is also a new Search landing interface, notification bell on the home screen, and integration Google and Yahoo Ads.
“Our aspiration is to make eBay the most inspiring place to shop,” said RJ Pittman, chief product officer at eBay. “This new experience is aimed at giving sellers the best platform to showcase their products and make it effortless for buyers to discover and engage with their inventory.”
In celebration of the new eBay for iPad, there are some exclusive deals for iPad-centric accessories and “app-cessories.” You can find them only on the eBay for iPad app in the collections, which you can download for free now.
“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios to create WWE Immortals and bring a new action-packed mobile experience to our passionate fan base,” said Casey Collins, Executive Vice President, Consumer Products, WWE. “By tapping into NetherRealm’s legendary game development studio along with the unparalleled reach of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we are creating a new way for fans to engage with the larger-than-life WWE characters.”
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Disco Sue of NimbleBit‘s Disco Zoo, but now they bring us news of a new update for the game.
Headlining the update is further expansion to the zoo, along with a new region and new creatures. A special holiday treat in the form of festive hats for the animals is also arriving in this update. iPhone 6 users will find that the game works better on their device, with other various small bugs having been taken care of as well.
Disco Zoo is available to download now from the App Store for free.
Welcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.
Today’s guide is for the intense “power users” you may know. Business folks, diehard Apple fans – anyone who tends to push their device’s battery to the limits every day, mostly. If you’re looking for something to make their trips easier, help out at the office, or even just keep their iPad running for a few more hours, check out our list below for some ideas. Continue reading 148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Power Users »
In this free-to-play runner, you’ll now have to survive “The Great Hunt” where you battle the villainous Inheritors. The update includes eight new Spider-Men from the Spider-Verse comics, including Ultimate Spider-Man, Silk, and Spider-UK. That brings the total of choices to 26 playable Spider-Characters!
That’s a lot of spideys.
You can download Spider-Man Unlimited for free on the App Store now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 12th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Scanbot, the document scanner and QR reader by doo GmbH, is updated and ready for the holidays. To celebrate, the app will be free for a limited time for everyone.
Scanbot Pro uses will be able to send their friends and family a coupon for a free copy of Scanbot Pro and Scanbot users will be able to gift a discount for Scanbot Pro. You can also enjoy a unique 3D winter theme with snow, presents and Christmas music.
The update comes with the ability to add pages to already existing scans, and a new search feature that allows you to do a fast full-text search. Scanbot Pro users will also be able to protect their PDF scans with a unique password now.
You can download Scanbot for free for a limited time right now.
Recently, Ubisoft and DotEmu announced the Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition, which will be releasing for iOS on January 29, 2015. You’ll get seven campaign scenarios, 48 skirmish maps, and a multiplayer mode.
“Community is at the core of the Might & Magic series, and we wanted to thank their everlasting support by bringing back the epic tale of Queen Catherine Ironfist,” said Erwan le Breton, creative director of the franchise. “We wanted to keep the heart of what made Heroes III one of the most renowned titles of the series, while providing an enhanced visual experience and offering the possibility to also play the game on tablets”.
So rally your forces, as Heroes of Might & Magic III – HD Edition is coming to the App Store soon.
Spil Games has updated its fun dolphin trick simulator, My Dolphin Show, with an amusement park-themed fourth world and it’s live now on iOS.
My Dolphin Show stars you as a dolphin trainer who teaches the intelligent animals how to perform skillful tricks so that they can compete in shows and arenas. Leap through hoops, header beach balls, and splash the audience with your cute little friend.
The new update takes you and your dolphin to an amusement park-themed world, featuring a free-fall tower, roller coasters, and even a Ferris wheel. This exciting new world contains a whopping 18 new levels to keep you busy – consider yourselves spoiled.
Four new costumes include a French fry, rocket dolphin (which leaves a trail of smoke when you leap out of the water), ghost dolphin, and cheerleader dolphin – bringing the total number over an impressive 40.
Spil Games have hinted at plans to bring a water world-themed park in the future, which will no doubt feature a whole host of new levels, tricks, and costumes.
Check out the trailer below for a look at the game in action and, if you like what you see, head on over to the App Store [download] to start training your little dolphin right away.
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media preferred partners.
Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Angry Birds, the unassuming (at the time) little physics game that later went on to become an empire, has turned five today. And after five years of a somewhat obscene amount of spin-offs and merchandising, and a reported 600+ billion birds being tossed at rickety structures, Rovio is celebrating with a new episode, titled Play the Next Level.
What makes Play the Next Level special is that each of the levels has been created by series fans. Rovio pulled the best of the best from the thousands of entries to give us all 30 all-new stages to enjoy.
They’re also celebrating in the real world by hosting a party for a couple thousand local children, and will be giving all babies born in Finland on 12/11 a special edition baby Flock outfit. Because, you know, why not?
If you don’t live in Finland you’re out of luck with regards to the party and special edition jammies, but you can check out the new Play the Next Level “BirdDay” (ugh) episode right now.
Gameloft has added a bunch of new things to Heroes of Order & Chaos. The popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) will now feature two new Heroes: Kurzdor, the Dark Diviner Mage, and Equellia, the Storm Celestial Mage. Kurzdor uses plague and disease magic while Equellia relies on the power of lightning. The game also has an updated interface, new lottery rewards, and Gameloft has balanced a few other things based on player feedback.
For the holidays, Heroes of Order & Chaos will also be filled with surprise items, limited time skins, an anniversary skin, and rewards from limited-time events.
There is a lot to check out in the updated Heroes of Order & Chaos, which is available for free on the App Store.
Starship has revealed details on their upcoming mobile game, Playworld Superheroes. Players will be able to create their own characters with real-time crafting, going back and forth between the real world and a wold of imagination that only children can access.
In the real world, you can collect junk that has been discarded in a garden and bring it back to your tree-house to craft items. In the play world, you’re a superhero trying to save the world from aliens called Golumites. You can use the item you crafted to level-up your powers.
Playworld Superheroes will be available for download this January.