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Ys Chronicles II review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 12th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STRAIGHTFORWARD SLASHING
Fancy an easy going, not overly complicated JRPG? This should suit you

_PRISM review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 11th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ZEN-LIKE
_PRISM is a fairly relaxing puzzling experience, even if it is quite short

Final Fantasy IX review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Glen Fox on February 10th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT YOUR PORT OF CALL
Final Fantasy IX is not a particularly great iOS port but it's good enough for die hard fans to enjoy on the go

Adventures of Mana review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 9th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: IF IT AIN'T BROKE, REMAKE IT
A fresh coat of paint and some playability tweaks breathe new life into this 25 year old Game Boy gem

Kill the Plumber World review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 5th, 2016
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: GIVE ME MARIO OR GIVE ME DEATH
This puzzle game has a cute premise that it doesn't quite execute on

Dungelot: Shattered Lands review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 30th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DEVIOUS DUNGEON CRAWLING
The latest installment in the Dungelot series is nicer looking and harder than its predecessors

Momoka: An Interplanetary Adventure review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jessica Famularo on January 25th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LOST IN SPACE
Momoka: An Interplanatary Adventure is a fine tribute to old school action games

Punch Club review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 23rd, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KNOCKOUT SIM
Punch Club is a hard-hitting management sim with a great retro aesthetic

The best reading app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 21st, 2016

Reading on the move is a great way to spend some time and feel like you’re doing something fun or productive.

While you can stick to tried-and-true solutions like a book or Kindle, there are easier options out there - and you can find all of them on your mobile.

Read on to discover the best reading apps on mobile.

The best

Somewhat predictably, you can’t really beat Amazon’s Kindle app. The store offers access to more than three million books, as well as many audiobooks and exclusive titles.

You can also read newspapers and magazines - as well as customise the experience so it looks exactly how you want. What more could you need?

The rest

Apple’s own solution, iBooks, is pretty good. You can easily browse through extensive content and purchase books using your iTunes credit.

You can choose from seven fonts and three choices of page color, plus it’s easy to bookmark and highlight favorite sections of the text.

Not quite a reading tool but essential nonetheless, Goodreads is a social network for book fans. You can keep track of what you’re reading, view personalized recommendations, and see what your friends are reading too.

Options for writing book reviews are also available and it’s great for when you need motivation to read more, or simply want to discover something new.

Not in the mood for reading but want to hear a story? Audiobooks from Audible is the audiobooks equivalent of Kindle and iBooks.

You can easily explore the catalogue of over 180,000 titles before choosing to listen to one wherever you go. Even if you’re on the treadmill at the gym, you can listen to a story unfold, and the app does a great job of saving your place at all times.

World Chef guide - How to be the fastest chef out there

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 20th, 2016

Play World Chef and your cooking and time management skills will seriously be put to the test.

Fortunately, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help make the transition into world class chef a little easier to bear.

MMA Federation guide - How to knock out every single opponent

Posted by Glen Fox on January 18th, 2016

Ever wanted to be a professional MMA fighter? Well, you can give up that underground fight club and do all that from the safety of your mobile now.

How? Well, by playingMMA Federation, of course. It's a mobile MMA fighting game in which you build a champion fighter from the ground up.

You won't simply walk in and be the best though. It takes minutes of hard grafting to get there. We can help though - and we have, thanks to this guide. Read on!

Pocket Mortys guide - How to catch them all

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 17th, 2016

Adult Swim’s Pocket Mortys owes a lot to Pokemon, so if you’ve played any of the franchise, you should know roughly what to expect.

If not, then we have a bevy of tips and tricks to get you started on your path to catching all the Mortys.

Lonewolf guide - Failsafe tips for skillful sniping

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 16th, 2016

As the moody, string bass laden notes of Lonewolf’s opening theme makes its way through your earbuds, it’s plain to see that you will be easily absorbed by this game.

Catchy music, satisfying tactile sound effects, and excellently crafted comic-style artwork give FDG Entertainment’s sniper adventure a rare polish.

Not only that, the sniper-heavy gameplay is nuanced and deep. You won’t be coasting through this game without stopping to use your brain once or twice.

Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks to help make your journey towards becoming a master sniper a smooth one.

Lego Nexo Knights: Merlok 2.0 guide - How to become the most powerful Nexo Knight in the land

Posted by Jarrett Green on January 16th, 2016

The Nexo Knights are gearing up to stop the tyranny of the evil Jestro by any means necessary and, if you plan on helping them with this mission, you're going to want to be properly prepared.

We at 148Apps have got you covered with these few pointers on how to be the most valiant knight.

The best workout app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 15th, 2016

Want to lose the Christmas pounds? Fortunately, your iPhone and iPad can save you from those, courtesy of a plentiful supply of great workout apps.

We’ve taken a look and rounded up some of the best to help you get motivated.

Venture Kid guide - Tips and tricks to avoid platforming frustration

Posted by Gordon Siu on January 15th, 2016

Venture Kid is a newly released retro platformer than can be gruellingly challenging at times, and may end up testing your patience to the extreme.

Fortunately, 148Apps is here to provide you with some tips to help you persevere through the challenges ahead.

Candy Crush Jelly Saga guide - How to beat the Jelly Queen every time

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 14th, 2016

Candy Crush Jelly Saga is the trickiest Candy Crush game yet - and much of that is thanks to its boss battle levels where you have to claim territory from the evil Jelly Queen.

To help you out, we’ve taken a look at some of the best strategies to beat her every time.

PSY features in Game of Dice's latest update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 14th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

PSY, the South Korean singer songwriter, features in the latest Game of Dice update, which includes a wealth of content based on the popular artist.

The most exciting of these additions is, of course, a brand new character based on the artist: 'Daddy PSY'. It reflects the costume worn in the music video for his new song 'Daddy', specialises in Mini Battles and Toll Increases, and is available until January 22nd as an IAP.

The character was voiced by PSY himself in English and Korean, and you can see him voicing his lines in action by checking out the making-of video below.

Also included in the update is the PSY Dice which you can get for free by logging in today when the update launches to get your hands on PSY Dice fragments.

The dice will be available by other means though. In fact, Joycity is holding a number of events to celebrate the collaboration with PSY during which you can earn PSY Dice fragments, and the first of these requires you to win seven matches.

Rounding out this exciting update is a new club-themed map which can net you event items like Sunglasses, Bowties, and Microphones, which are used to craft new items.

To celebrate, Joycity is giving away 2,500 gems worth of in-game prizes to every player that logs in when the update is live.

If you haven't played Game of Dice yet, it's a board game in which you throw dice and make your way around a tiled board taking all the properties you land on.

Each time you then make a lap of the board, the value of your property increases. Considering that the aim is to bankrupt your opposing players by collecting tolls from them each time they land on your properties.

You also have a bunch of skill cards, dice, and characters to choose from which offer unique abilities that can help you gain the upper hand.

Game of Dice has already ranked first in the Hong Kong Top Grossing Game Charts in the App Store and third in Google Play's similar chart. It's also been downloaded over 4.5 million times since launch.

You can get it for free right now from the App Store [download] or Google Play [download].

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

Pixel Starships guide - Tips and tricks for conquering the galaxy

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 14th, 2016

Ever wanted to conquer the galaxy with your very own starship? Of course you have! How could you not?

Pixel Starships is an excellent way to do precisely that, and we have some great tips and tricks on how best to succeed in your plan for domination.

Gods of Olympus guide - How to become a God to be reckoned with

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 13th, 2016

Ever wanted to be a powerful God controlling everything in the world? Well, Gods of Olympus is as close as you’re going to get to experience that.

You might need some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Godly powers - and that’s where we come in. Read on!

Farm Heroes Saga guide - How to master the multiplier

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 12th, 2016

On the surface, Farm Heroes Saga seems like a simple version of Candy Crush Saga, but don’t let that colorful exterior fool you.

Let's take a look into how to make that wonderful multiplier work for you.

Game of War: Fire Age guide - Why you should join an alliance

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 12th, 2016

Game of War: Fire Ageis a ridiculously big deal. There’s a lot to learn if you want to truly end up being a big name in the game world, but we’re going to focus on one of the most important parts - joining an alliance. Because safety in numbers is a huge deal when you’re playing Game of War: Fire Age.

Mobile Strike guide - How to get the most out of your missions

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 11th, 2016

Has Mobile Strike hooked you right from the very start? Or maybe you’re new to this modern take on Game of War? Either way, we thought we’d help you out by offering you some tips and tricks based around one of the most important parts of the game - the missions. You’ll be levelling up in no time!