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Typeshift review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 24th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: TERRIFIC TYPOGRAPHY
This word game is so well-designed that it raises the bar for what word games should be.

Faeria review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 23rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HEXCELLENT
Faeria is an excellent game if you have room in your life for a new CCG.


Death Road to Canada review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 22nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ZOMBIE ROAD TRIP
Rocketcat Games has made another special game that you shouldn't miss.

The Big Journey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PURRFECTLY PLEASANT
This platformer is nothing groundbreaking, but it's super adorable and fun nonetheless.


Card Thief review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 20th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SOLITAIRE-Y THIEF
The follow up to the excellent Card Crawl feels like it was made for diehard fans.

Beglitched review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HACK-A-MATCH
This mashup of minesweeper and match-three is charming when it isn't being confusing and overly-punishing.


Kingdom: New Lands review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: KINGDOM ON A HORSE
This kingdom builder is beautiful and allows for a surprising amount of experimentation and replayability.

Golf Zero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: OBVIOUSLY NOT A GOLFER
Turns out, one of the best platformers on iOS is a golf game.


Tiny Striker: World Football Guide - How to train a true MVP

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 23rd, 2017

Tiny Striker: World Football, the much anticipated Big Indie Game Pitch winner, arrived on iOS last week and will be rolling onto Android in the next few days. It's a simple, yet truly engrossing little kickabout with a sturdy football manager sim thrown in to create the football game the mobile space has needed for so long. It's easy to get into, but spreads out into dozens of layers that will hook you in for hours and hours.

With that said, there's a lot to learn before you can become a wise, skillfull football player. We have a few tips for managing your player's skills, training, and marketing to advance your little footballer's career to the highest level. Let's get started.

Good news everyone! Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow is coming to mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 23rd, 2017

Futurama is finding a new home on mobile in TinyCo and Fox Interactive's new game, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. They're really doing it up, bringing on board Futurama creator Matt Groening along with the original cast and writers. TinyCo wants the game to be a faithful recreation of the cartoon series' signature goofs.

Blasty Bubs is a colorful Pinball and Brick Breaker hybrid

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 22nd, 2017

QuickByte Games has another arcade treat in the works -- this time it's a mishmash of brick breaking and Pinball mechanics. It's called Blasty Bubs, and it's a top down brickbreaker that has you slinging balls around a board.

Corsola and Heracross are the new region exclusive Pokémon

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 22nd, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »


Generation 2 finally launched in Pokémon GO, unleashing a brand new batch of Pokémon into the wild. Even before the update went live people were speculating on how to catch elusive Pokémon like the legendary "dogs", Unknown, and whether or not there would be new regional exclusive Pokémon. The answer to that last question is a resounding yes, it turns out, thanks to the astute researchers over on The Silph Road subreddit.

Fantasy MMORPG MU Origin’s receives a huge new update

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

Developer Webzen are looking to take their highly popular fantasy battler MU Origin to the next level this month, with its most ambitious overhaul yet.

The latest update introduces the long sought after Server Arena, new treasure dungeons, and much more, so sharpen your swords warriors.

Alto's Odyssey gets its first trailer

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 20th, 2017

There's finally video evidence of Alto's Odyssey, the follow up to the 2015 App Store hit, Alto's Adventure. It looks just as soothing and atmospheric as Alto's last outing, but this time players will be journeying to the desert. Whereas Alto's Adventure featured an endless playground of pine forests and snowy slopes, it seems that we'll be traversing sand dunes this go around. Despite these big, environmental changes, it looks like the beloved llamas will still be playing a role in Odyssey and Alto's iconic wingsuit will be returning.

Last week on Pocket Gamer

Posted by TPG Staff on February 20th, 2017



What’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming? Each week we ask that question of our sister website Pocket Gamer.

The PG team covers iOS gaming, just like 148Apps, but it also strays into the world of Android games and handheld consoles.

Here, then, are the hot topics that have been getting the PocketGamer mob excited over the past seven days or so.

Pokémon GO Generation 2 evolution guide

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 18th, 2017

At long last, Niantic Labs finally unleashed the Generation 2 Pokémon into the wild. Pokémon GO trainers are scrambling to grab up this new set of 80 Pokémon. There are some special new tricks required to catch all of these new beasties, though. Some of the original 151 Pokémon have new evolved forms that require special items. Meanwhile, there are two brand new Eeveelutions for you to acquire. Let's go over the finer details. Onward, young trainer!

The best new games we played this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 18th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HIDDEN GEM :: Read Review »

It feels as though the New Year got off to a creaking start as far as mobile games go, but that's changed over the past few weeks. The last few days alone have seen the debut of a number of wonderful games, so we thought we'd take the time to highlight some of the best we've played. Let's take a look, shall we?


Recruit more scallywags and discover new monsters in Oceans & Empires’ new grand update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 17th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Get ready to show off your sea legs all over again in Oceans & Empires’ new grand update, which aims to make the act of rising to the role of seven seas ruler even more fresh and appealing, thanks to a richness of new content on both iOS and Android.

Craving more of a challenge when building up your fleet? Joycity have got you covered thanks to the addition of many new sea monsters now levelled between 31 and 33 to keep players on their toes. If this seems daunting at first fear not captain, because the update now also increases the max castle level cap from 30 to 32, letting you sail to success.

There’s even a new vessel to seek out in the form of a new tier 13 ship known as the Vulcan, but if that doesn’t make you raise an eye-patch or two, The new tier 11 ‘Sword Master’ troops certainly will. Providing you’re willing to continue dominating your foes and raise your castle to the new max level, you’ll be able to recruit these new landlubbers and add the Vulcan to your shipyard in no time.

Looking underneath the ship’s deck, Joycity have also found time to increase Oceans & Empires online stability, merging servers 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-11 to better help players enjoy the smoothest swashbuckling experience possible.

Oceans & Empires’ new grand update is available to download on iOS& Android from today onwards, so ready the sails up once again and seek victory.

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

Digby Forever Guide: How to dig to the deepest depths

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 17th, 2017

Digby Forever is a sparkling homage to arcade classics, and while you may be tiring of the number of arcade games being thrown at you, this endless digger finds many ways to stand out from the rest of the pack. The game manages to be challenging without punishing you needlessly. You'll have fun whether you win or lose, but we have a few tricks up our sleeves to keep your drill spinning straight and true.

The best sales on the App Store this week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 17th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad



It's been quite the week in mobile games, but if the latest releases(there were some pretty darn good ones, in case you missed out) aren't really doing the trick, perhaps some of these discounted games will. Many of these premium games had their prices slashed or are completely free for the time being, so snatch them up while you can.

Why the new Fire Emblem Heroes update shows that Nintendo is listening

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »



It’s exciting to see Nintendo delving into the mobile sphere, regardless of whether it’s to give fans another platform to enjoy their fans or simply a sound business venture. Two of the company's announced mobile games have finally come to fruition, but they were slightly soiled by iffy free-to-play mechanics and other foibles. Nintendo’s mobile future was called into question, but now things are looking a little sunnier with the latest Fire Emblem Heroes update.

New Fire Emblem Heroes update adds new heroes and perks

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 16th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BITE-SIZED BATTLES :: Read Review »

Fire Emblem Heroes received a sizeable update first thing this morning. The update features a batch of fresh content along with a few updates to the game's systems.

Pokémon GO is getting a bounty of new Pokémon and features

Posted by Jessica Famularo on February 15th, 2017
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

Well, after some, frankly, disappointing updates to Pokémon GO, fans are finally getting what they've always wanted - 80 brand new Pokémon, likely from Generation II. We'll be able to catch the Johto region starters--Totodile, Chicorita, and Cyndaquil--along with Pokémon like Bellossom and the new Eeveelutions, Espeon and Umbreon.