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6 retro games that should be revived on mobile

Posted by Simon Reed on January 8th, 2016

Games were better in the old days, right? Well, some were - others are probably best forgotten. Like most Java games for example.

148Apps wants to look at the best of the past though. Specifically which retro titles deserve to be dusted down and given new life on mobile, and why they'd work well on the small screen.

Rayman Adventures guide - How to get the chest of gems in every level

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 8th, 2016

When you got your brand new mobile device for Christmas, you probably headed straight on over to the App Store or Google Play to grab the gorgeous Rayman Adventures, right?

It's the sequel to the incredibly fun platformers Jungle Run and Fiesta Run, and largely follows in their capable footsteps aside from a few huge changes. The levels are open for exploration this time, for a start, thanks to a new ability to change Rayman's direction.

Then there's the Incrediballs, a new (and odd-looking) ally for Rayman - each of which provides handy power-ups that help him get a good score in each level.

Bringing the right Incrediballs into a level is only half of the battle though - but don't worry, we've got you covered with this guide on how to get the chest of gems in each one.

What mobile games do anime fans have to look forward to next year?

Posted by Brittany Vincent on January 7th, 2016

There have been loads of games released over the past year inspired by classic or newly-released anime series.

Properties like Yu-Gi-Oh! and Bleach also have new tie-in titles due this year, so it's easy to see why gamers who love Japanese animation are so excited about phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

This year we'll hopefully see anime-inspired games released globally rather than just in Japan. There's a huge global audience for Anime-related games, and it's getting bigger every day. Sadly though the spread of these games outside of the East doesn't look like it's going to gain pace.

Square Enix is releasing the company's classic role-playing game Romancing SaGa 2 for smartphones as well as PS Vita, but it hasn't revealed whether it'll be available for global audiences just yet.

BattleHand guide - Tips and tricks to help you build a strong party and deck

Posted by Glen Fox on January 7th, 2016

BattleHand is a brand new mobile action RPG card battler that just launched on iOS and Android. It challenges you to build a party of typical fantasy heroes and a powerful deck of combat cards for each of them before setting out on an adventure full of turn-based battles.

ThoughBattleHanddoes a pretty good job of easing you into its unique brand of deck and character building, it can still feel a little overwhelming at first - particularly for genre newcomers. With that in mind, we've compiled a few tips and tricks to help you get started.

148Apps's best games of 2015 - Glen's list

Posted by Glen Fox on January 1st, 2016

2015 has been and gone, and with it an absolute ton of awesome mobile games. We thought it couldn't possibly stand up to 2014 (which had Monument Valley, for crying out loud) but it did. It really did.

While I'd love to just gush about 50 or so awesome games I've played - on my various mobile devices alone - I've narrowed it down to just four. Yes, just four.

Without further ado, read on to discover more about, not only my favourite mobile game of 2015, but a few honourable mentions as well.

148Apps's best games of 2015 - Brittany's list

Posted by Brittany Vincent on December 31st, 2015

Though I'm certainly no stranger to apps, 2015 was the year I took the plunge and played and completed the most diverse list of games in my history as a mobile gamer.

While there was a veritable flurry of releases I'm still trying to keep track of, it's time to make things a little clearer and crown my best games of 2015.

Believe me, it was tough.

148Apps's best games of 2015 - Nadia's list

Posted by Nadia Oxford on December 30th, 2015

It's been a meaty year for the App Store and Google Play, with dozens of noteworthy games finding their way onto our devices.

But with 2015 winding down, it's time to reflect on the best of the best. Here's my list.

How to get the most out of your Incrediballs in Rayman Adventures

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 28th, 2015

Chances are you've just received a brand new mobile phone or tablet for Christmas, and you're looking for something to keep you busy over the chilled out festive period.

Well, why not give Rayman Adventures a whirl? It's the follow-up to much loved mobile platformers Jungle Run and Fiesta Run.

It does play slightly differently though. You'll still spend most of your time running, punching, and gliding around a collection of gorgeous UbiArt levels, but this time you're not locked to moving in a single direction.

With a quick swipe you can change direction and explore the crevices of each level to find hidden treasures, Lums, and Teensies.

The most exciting new addition has to be the Incrediballs though. These are powerful new allies for Rayman, who'll join you in a level and provide you with special abilities to help you get a higher score.

To help you get the most out of your Incrediballs - as well as Rayman's skillset in general - we've spent some time with the game to bring you this extensive beginners guide.

The best calorie counting app on mobile

Posted by Brittany Vincent on December 24th, 2015

It can be difficult to count calories and eat healthily with all those delicious treats out there.

That's why calorie counting apps are so helpful. You simply enter in the food you consume and the app does all the work for you by analyzing and quantifying your caloric intake as well as the fat you've consumed and more.

To help you get on track to a healthy lifestyle, we've taken a look at some of the best calorie counting apps out there to help you find one that fits your busy schedule and makes dieting a whole lot easier.

The unique Game of Dice was inspired by board games and trading card games [Sponsored]

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Game of Dice is a completely unique new board game out now on iOS and Android that combines the best of both classic board games like Monopoly and trading card games.

You have to roll dice to move around a multi-tiled board, taking property as you go. The ultimate goal is to own more property than your opponents and increase its value.

To help you, there are over 65 different skill cards which offer unique abilities that give you a helping hand during a match. There are also a bunch of different characters and dice to use which also offer bonus abilities.

To learn more about Game of Dice, we reached out to Seonghyeon Han, Project Director at JoyCity, about which games most inspired it, what tips the team can offer to new players, and what they'd change if they could start over.

House of Crab is a brand new seafood restaurant for Cooking Fever

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 23rd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Cooking Fever, the mobile time management sim, has been updated with a brand new restaurant that adds a bit of aquatic fun to the mix.

The House of Crab is an underwater restaurant which specialises in seafood dishes like King Crab, tuna steak, or the Boston Cream Pie - as well as sides like asparagus, lettuce, and various sauces. That's more meals than any other restaurant in Cooking Fever to date.

Swing Copters 2 guide - Tips to straighten up and fly right

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 22nd, 2015

Swing Copters 2is here, and it's just as compelling and infuriating as the first game. Here are some tips to help you keep pushing up your high score.

Combining cards is essential to battle success in Outcast Odyssey [Sponsored]

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 22nd, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Outcast Odyssey is a deep and strategic card battler on iOS and Android that challenges you to collect over 300 cards and build a mighty deck out of them.

There's a massive single player campaign to battle your way through, with over 40 islands full of hidden treasures, unique enemies, and challenging dungeons. Bosses lurk at the end of these, and you'll need all of your skills if you want to succeed.

Then there's PvP where your deck - and abilities - will be put to the test. This is played in the arena, where you can also join a guild and talk tactics with your fellow players.

We spoke to Erik Wahlberg, Live Producer at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., to find out which games inspired Outcast Odyssey, what tips he would give to new players, and what the team would change if they could start over.

Katy Perry Pop guide - Tips and tricks to climb the pop charts

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 21st, 2015

In Katy Perry Pop, you'll try to make it as a pop star with none other than Katy Perry as your spiritual guide. Here are some tips on how to climb the charts like a firework.

Celebrate the festive season with Game of Dice's Christmas update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 21st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Game of Dice has got in the festive spirit with a feature-rich Christmas update that adds lots of new content to the Monopoly-style boardgame.

You'll likely be most pleased to learn about the Christmas map, which is chock-full of holiday scenery to get you in the mood.

Then there's a ton of none-Christmas features that are just as exciting. The first of these is a crafting system which lets you make everything in the game including skill cards, character and even Gems.