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Latest iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad App Reviews:

Tako Bubble review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NICE AND BUBBLY
Tako Bubble is a simple, but elegant puzzler.

Let Them Come review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHOOT. DIE. REPEAT.
Let Them Come is a pretty cool gallery shooter, but it’s still just a gallery shooter.


Antihero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLOW SNEAKING
Antihero is a fun enough digital board game if you have the patience for it.

GNOG review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROBUST ROBOTS
GNOG takes a simple emerging genre and smartly gives the additional depth it deserves.


BarBarQ review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 4th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BARBAR.IO
BarBarQ is almost, but not quite, the .io game you’ve always wanted.

Frog Souls review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 4th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: THE DARK SOULS OF MOBILE
Frog Souls is a weird little arcade game that manages to kind of feel like a Souls game.


Bridge Constructor Portal review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 28th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MORE BRIDGES, LESS PORTAL
Bridge Constructor Portal puts a little Portal into an otherwise strong bridge builder.

Arena of Valor review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 27th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: VALIANT MOBA
Arena of Valor might just be the best multiplayer game on mobile.


Dream Town Story guide - how to build a bustling metropolis

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 22nd, 2017

Kairosoft has returned with another wonderful sim game—Dream Town Story. It's a pretty little pixelated adventure with great attention to detail and hours worth of content. You'll be able to control every facet of your fledgling city.

With that said, there are a few things to pay attention to starting out to ensure your success. Here are a few tips to help your town get started off right.

Take to the skies in Flyff Legacy

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 21st, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s time to embark on a remarkable fantasy adventure as Flyff Legacy, the popular free-to-play MMORPG, finally comes to Europe at long last. The game builds on the original Flyff Onlinefor PC with enhanced graphicsand fresh PVP gameplay that will keep you coming back time and time again.

Flyff Legacy is set in the world of Madrigal, a colorful land with anime stylings. Choose from three different classes--Mercenary, Acrobat, or Magician, before setting forth on a quest to earn your first magic broom. With broom in hand, you’ll be able to explore every stretch of Madrigal by air or land.

Arena of Valor guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 21st, 2017

Arena of Valor has finally arrived in North and South America, bringing a rare, fully-polished MOBA experience to iOS. It's a classic MOBA much like League of Legends when it comes down to its core elements. If you're looking to get into the wild world of MOBAs, Arena of Valor is a great entry point.

However, there are a few things you should take into account if you're a beginner. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Knives Out guide - how to survive

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017



Battle royale games have finally arrived on mobile devices, and now they're everywhere, but one of the most popular is Knives Out, a survival shooter much like Player Unknown's Battlegrounds.

You land on a desolate island with the single goal of being the last person standing. You'll have to scrap together whatever you find to build up the best defense you can to avoid the 99 other people who also happen to be fighting for survival. We're going to show you how to build up some real staying power in Knives Out.

What you need to know about Pokemon GO's AR+ mode

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »



Pokémon GO
just got a huge AR update exclusively for iPhone and iPad sometime soon, according to Niantic Labs, the game's developer. The new AR+ feature makes good use of Apple's new ARKit, which was announced earlier this year. This is going to give your Pokémon a whole new look. Here's what you can expect from AR+.

Stairs guide - how to climb to a high score

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 20th, 2017

Stairs is the latest addictive game from Ketchapp in which you guide a bouncing ball up a set of stairs ridden with dangerous spikes. Bounce as high as you can without landing on a spike, which results in instant death. The game is tricky, but we have a few helpful hints that will ensure you can survive for as long as possible.

Fend off the undead hordes in Dead 2048, the world’s first 2048 Tower Defense game

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 19th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We’ve all imagined how we’d handle the difficult scenarios that come with a zombie apocalypse. Go for the gun, barricade yourself in, and just generally keep as high as possible. Dead 2048 is the new tower-defence/puzzle combo that gives players the means to do all these things, available now for both iOS and Android players.

Tower building is the name of the game in Dead 2048, being your best chance at surviving the forthcoming undead hordes that remain intent on chewing flesh and taking over the town. You’ll need to start off small, connecting blocks together with traditional 2048 mechanics and getting yourself as high as possible. The higher your towers, the better your chances at popping off successful shots.

Aiding your survival is the ability to construct specific towers, each being ideal for specific purposes. Would you rather land a critical, have better range, or do more damage? The zombie waves will never stop coming, so it’s up to you to survive them using the correct tactics.

Handily capable of being played with just one hand thanks to a portrait perspective, Dead 2048 aims to enthral players as the first game to mash tower defence with 2048 puzzle-solving. The more you play, the more evolved your towers can become, so undead enthusiast will always have plenty to return to when craving a bite of the action. And you have to clear as many missions as possible in order to build a Laboratory, so needed in order to save the mankind.

Take your best shot at surviving the apocalypse in Dead 2048, free to download now from both Google Play and the App Store.

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

Like a Boss! guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 19th, 2017



Like a Boss! turns the RPG genre on its head a bit, casting you as the notorious boss monster set on destroying any wandering adventurers that might cross its path. You might think it's all fun and games, but quite a lot goes into being the baddest monster in the dungeon. Here are a few tips to keep your dungeon hero-free.

Get into the holiday spirit with MU Origin’s December update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 19th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Celebrate the holidays with MU Origin. The hit action MMO receives a massive update this month filled to the brim with new content and holiday cheer. You’ll find new battlefields and arenas, updated Companion features, a higher level cap (rebirth12 for all of you itching to get back to the experience grind), and plentiful goodies to keep you hooked through New Years and beyond.

Test your sword in the Battlefield of Emperor, an all new 20vs20 fight that pits the Alliance against the Order. Defeat your enemy’s Mineral Base and you’ll receive a healthy helping of experience points, Bound Zen, and Emperor points. The rewards are great if you have what it takes to stand up in this epic new battlefield. You can spend those hard-earned Emperor points on Tarot Cards once you beat the Master of the Forest quest. Equip Tarot Cards to further power up your character and gain special options.

The Companion Arena, too, offers new chances to test your mettle in combat. This arena mode is a 2vs2 battle between Companions that could give your character a chance to get the exclusive companion costume. You can send Blessings to other Companions, too, using different types of Flowers that grant unique effects.

Character customization is a big theme in this update, and the addition of Accessories builds on that in a big way. You can now buy Accessories from shops or activate them by fulfilling special requirements. These new upgrades grant your hero new character options that can boost your prowess in battle. Or, if pure aesthetics is what you’re after, you can now dress your character in the Santa Costume for some festive flair, or adopt Snow, the new seasonal pet.

Explore all of these new features and much more. You can find MU Origin on iOS and Android. The latest MU Origin trailer has been released today, what the newest update includes is now available on the official WEBZEN YouTube channel:

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

Sweety Kitty is an epic adventure for sweet tooths

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 18th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Join Sweety the Kitty on his journey around the world in Sweety Kitty, an all new match-three adventure full of colorful lands and tasty treats, developed and self published by Integra Games Global OU. Available now on both the App Store and Google Play, you’ll jump to diverse lands on a mission to collect recipes and become a champion chef.

You’ll play through hundreds of different levels that will take you away to dazzling new lands filled to the brim with sugary treats. Match colorful candies, tarts, and pies to boost your score and complete each level. You’ll earn new recipes as you go to fill out your precious recipe book, a gift to Sweety the Kitty from his grandmother.

Along the way, you’ll come face-to-face with the evil rat, who will try his darndest to see you fail. Defeat the rat in puzzle challenges that will really make you think. Should you need help, Sweety Kitty features single-player and multiplayer modes, so you can call on your friends for aid should you need it.

You can start your adventure right now. Sweety Kitty is out now on iOS, Android, Facebook and Amazon App Store.

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

The best deals on the App Store this week - December 18

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 18th, 2017



A new week means new deals on the App Store, and it looks as though Christmas has arrived a bit early this Monday with a whole slew of new discount games, many of which have yet to be covered in this roundup series. Puzzle games, point and click adventures, genre-bending indies, and much more are all at a steep bargain, and they're a great way to round out your collection. Let's take a look.

Run Sausage Run! guide - tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 18th, 2017

Run Sausage Run! is a mildly sadistic endless runner in which you guide a sausage or any other variety of cured meat through a deadly meat factory full of sawblades and other hazards. Getting a high score in this game is no small feat, and will take a good deal of practice on your part. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you down the path to success.

WWE Mayhem guide - beginner tips and tricks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 16th, 2017

WWE Mayhem brings all of the familiar faces from your favorite wrestling league to mobile in this exciting new fighting game. Build up a team of your favorite WWE superstars and fight your way to the championship title, or battle against your friends for bragging rights.

It's easy to jump right into WWE Mayhem and start throwing punches, but the game's robust fighting mechanics mean there are a lot of small nuances to master if you want to be truly successful. Here are a few tips to get you started.

The best new games we played this week - December 15

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 16th, 2017

We've made it through another week, so let's treat ourselves to some of the best new games to launch in the past few days. It was another exciting week with some long-awaited indie games making their debut, and some big console titles making the jump to mobile platforms. Let's take a look, shall we?

Lineage 2: Revolution’s end of year update brings with it more sieges, servers, and strategy opportunities

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 14th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Now available in 54 countries worldwide, Lineage 2: Revolution is continuing its global quest to be the most popular mobile MMORPG by launching a jam-packed end of year update. Complete with many subtle tweaks to help improve users’ online experience as well as two new modes, now there’s even more reasons to keep on adventuring.

If real-time 50v50 clashes between clans is your thing, Lineage 2: Revolution’s new Fortress Siege mode has got you covered. The new game mode will take place every Friday from 20:30 – 21:00 PST from this point onwards, so you’ll need to be quick to get in, do battle, and reap the many rewards you can acquire regardless of winning or losing.

Those not quite ready for Fortress Sieges just yet however should definitely take a look at Open Siege, a battle mode that aiming to give newcomers a taste of Lineage 2: Revolution’s large-scale action. Held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the same designated time slot, everyone enters at an equal combat power, levelling the playing field to make skill the primary factor.

Lastly, the new update sees Lineage 2: Revolution open up three new online servers intended to ease traffic flow, with one in particular letting those new to Lineage 2 duke it out seamlessly with each other. The Fortress Conquer Shop also now enters the fold, complete with many goodies that will give players the edge when stepping into the new content.

Jump in with friends and join the revolution today with Lineage 2: Revolution’s new modes and servers. It’s free to download now for iOS and Android.

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