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Ava Airborne guide - Tips and tricks to soar onto the leaderboards

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 5th, 2018

Ava Airborne is an endless runner much in the same vein as something like Alto's Odyssey, but instead of riding over the ground with a board of some kind, you pilot a hang glider and try to avoid the ground at all costs. With this new mode of transportation comes some unique gameplay mechanics that make Ava unlike other runners you've played, so make sure to keep the following tips in mind to make sure you soar your way onto the leaderboards:

Focus on unlocks over score

When you're just starting out, the best way to make sure you can maximize your score in Ava Airborne is by not thinking too much about making your runs longer or scoring big. I know, I know, it sounds counterintuitive, but this is because Ava Airborne is full of unlocks and it's best to focus on getting those first to make sure you can have super long, high scoring runs in the future.

You might think that scoring well in the game will lead you to unlocks faster, but that is exactly where you'd be wrong. Ava Airborne is a little nontraditional in its upgrade system in that it only unlocks a maximum of one set of upgrades per flight. So, even if you soar over 10k meters in one run, all of the points you earn will only go as high as your next level before stopping and squandering the rest. So do yourself a favor and focus on the level grind before trying to go big.

The 5 best games that came out on mobile in February 2018

Posted by Harry Slater on February 28th, 2018

Alto's Odyssey screenshot 5 best games of February 2018

It's been a pretty good month for mobile gaming, but what have been the standout games that have landed on the App Store in February? Well, that's what we're going to find out in this here list.

We've picked the five best games that have come out over the past four weeks, and presented them here in all of their glory. If anything, it proves that mobile gaming is pretty much ahead of the curve when it comes to exciting experiences getting released on a regular basis.

Why's that? Because creating a list of just five games was a really tough ask. Agree with our choices? Disagree with our choices? Make sure you let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Around the Empire: What have you missed on Steel Media's other sites this week? - Feb 23rd

Posted by Harry Slater on February 23rd, 2018

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148Apps is part of a family. A big family of sites that make sure you're always up to date with all the portable gaming news. Just like a real family, I guess. I don't know, my mum never told me anything about Candy Crush to be fair.

Anyway, every week we look at the best posts from around the network, in order to make sure that you're squeezing every drop of goodness from the Steel Media sites. This week is no different. So have a read, see what you've missed, and come back in seven days for another round up.

Alto's Odyssey Guide - How to Tackle the Tough Tasks

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 22nd, 2018

Alto’s Odyssey is a completely stunning and serene runner, but it can also be a bit tricky. Check out these to try and keep your cool while playing this endless runner:

Don’t focus too much on tasks

The main progression system in Alto’s Odyssey is tasks, which might ask you to travel certain distances or perform certain tricks in a run. While it may be tempting to try and get these tasks done ASAP, sometimes focusing on completing them makes them harder to complete. It’s often easier to accomplish more tasks more often if you just focus on having a really good run instead. On a good run, there are multiple opportunities to complete any given task, which increases your likelihood of getting them done.

Here's everything you need to know about Alto's Odyssey for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on February 21st, 2018

Alto's Odyssey everything you need to know

Alto's Odyssey is a really, really good game. If you don't believe me, you should definitely check out our review by clicking this link right here. It takes the ideas from the original Alto's Adventure, then subtly builds on them, creating something pretty damn special.

With that in mind, I thought it'd be a good idea to round up everything you need to know about this superb sequel in one handy post. In fact, in this handy post. So here's everything you need to know about Alto's Odyssey. Got your own questions? Chuck them in the comments below then. Word.

Alto's Odyssey review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 21st, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EXCELLENCE IN ELEGANCE
Alto’s Odyssey is a stunning infinite runner.
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The 5 most anticipated mobile games of 2018

Posted by Jessica Famularo on January 6th, 2018

2017 was a pretty outstanding year for mobile games, and one we won't soon forget. While you might still be working through your back log of positively brilliant games from the past year, we're still excited to see what the next year has in store. While we're expecting plenty of surprises along the way (that's the nature of the biz, after all), there are quite a few games already announced that we're eager to get a hold of. Here are five of our most anticipated games of 2018.

Alto's Odyssey plays with hot-air balloons and wall-runs in new gameplay demo

Posted by Jessica Famularo on June 14th, 2017

Fresh out of E3, we got a new glimpse of Alto's Odyssey, the upcoming follow-up to Alto's Adventure, in an interview between Geoff Keighley and Snowman's lead producer, Eli Cymet. We got to see a full five minutes of gameplay, showcases some of the new elements that will be introduced in the game.

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.

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.