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Star Wars: Force Arena review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 19th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: A DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE
A Star Wars MOBA is a great idea, but this game feels pretty sloppy compared to other entries in the genre.

Agent A: A puzzle in disguise review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PUZZLE AGENT
This super spy-themed adventure game presents players with a series of really clever puzzle rooms.


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.


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.

The best mobile games on a wintery theme

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 15th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PUZZLY THE SNOWMAN :: Read Review »


As the miserable winter weather approaches (along with more excuses to hole up indoors -- there’s always a bright side!) it’s time to find comfort in some quality mobile games. To ease into the season, why not try some of these fine games on a winter theme? Snow and ice makes for some excellent platforming challenges, but developers get creative and find other ways to turn the snowy theme on its head. Here are some of our personal favorites.

Big Viking to bring Valiant Entertainment comics to Facebook Messenger Instant Games

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2016

Big Viking is partnering with comics giant Valiant Entertainment to bring its massive universe to life in a series of HTML5 games for Facebook’s new Instant Games platform. Big Viking, which specializes in creating HTML5 gaming experiences, plans on converting Valiant’s prolific collection of comics, which include the likes of Bloodshot and Harbinger, into a series of mobile games. Valiant is third only to DC Comics and Marvel, their immense library of work containing over 2,000 characters having sold over 80 million copies over the years.

5 games we're looking forward to in 2017

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 14th, 2016

The end of the year is a time for reflection, of course, as we look back at some of the best games out in 2016 (more to come on that soon!). But we also already have a bunch of games we’re eagerly awaiting once the new year rolls around as well. Here are some of the most anticipated games of 2017.

The Holiday Update Roundup: Part 1

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 13th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The winter holidays are upon us, marking one of the best times in the year to be (or become) a mobile games enthusiast. Developers are rolling out creative holiday updates to reward loyal players for supporting their games with fun costumes, new levels, and other add-ons to get you into the holiday mood. Here are just a few of the games that have gotten the holiday treatment over the past few days.

What's hiding in the new Pokémon GO eggs

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 13th, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »


Pokémon GO got a big update today, adding a sprinkling of new Pokémon and special festive Pikachus donning Santa hats. It might not be as exciting as we imagined, but it very well could be the start of a gradual roll-out of new Generation II Pokémon. Here are the new Pokémon that we can confirm have made an appearance so far.

Track Santa with these three festive apps

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 10th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Christmas is fast approaching and that means it's time to prepare for Santa's yearly pilgrimage around the globe. Christmas Eve is an exciting time as parents help their kids get ready to welcome Santa. You've got the cookies and milk all planned out, but what about the big event itself? There are a lot of top-notch websites and apps out there that will keep your kids entertained both in the days leading up to Christmas and Christmas Eve itself. Here are our top recommendations.

Galaxy on Fire 3 and four other fantastic space shooters

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 9th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MANTIBORED :: Read Review »

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore brings the series back for another round of daring space battles. It's familiar territory for folks who are familiar with the franchise. If you've beaten the game and are looking to broaden your horizons, might we suggest setting course for one of these other exciting space shooters?

The best apps for your holiday gift exchange

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 9th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

What's that, you say? You still haven't started your holiday shopping? Don't beat yourself up over it -- a lot of people have been putting it off, too. It's become easier and easier to procrastinate gift shopping thanks to a number of apps that make the process as fast and easy as possible. Here are a few that could change your approach to the holiday season for good.

Winter comes to Darkwood as Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery receives Christmas update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 8th, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

MyTona, based in the chilly Siberian city of Yakutsk, has brought a little festive fun to its hidden object game Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery. The Christmas update introduces some new inhabitants to players, and with them a chance to win plenty of bonus items.

Gameplay for Seekers Notes follows the tried and tested formula of hidden object games – you investigate locations for clues in order to solve mysteries. This time, the location is Darkwood, a charming city beset by a strange curse. You navigate around 28 detailed areas, talking to the locals and spotting objects to solve puzzles, all with a view to lifting the spell. You’re against the clock, so you have to work fast to spot everything you need in each location.

There are an impressive 1200 quests to tackle, and 222 collections to find. If you end up befuddled by a particular puzzle, ask a friend via social media to help. Fellow ‘seekers’ can leave help including items in your game to give you a hand, and by doing so boost your research reward once you solve the puzzle.

The Christmas update has given a seasonal makeover to Darkwood, with festive decorations now adorning the quaint corners and charming buildings of the city. But there are also some new characters that have migrated here for the winter, including Sir Tubby the evil snowman and the Ice Queen. You can banish these unpleasant characters and by doing so win items including fixers (used to combine your collections), candy, toys and other seasonal bonuses. The characters will be gone as soon as the event is over and the snow has all gone, so be quick!

Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery is free to download from the App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, and Amazon Appstore.

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

Niantic teases new Pokémon announcement next week

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 8th, 2016


After rumors started swirling yesterday, it turns out there is an official Pokémon GO update on its way. We’ll find out what’s in store for us and our growing Pokémon collections tomorrow during the Starbucks event, but Niantic will be revealing more extensive plans for expanding the Pokédex next week.