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The beginner's guide to Warbits

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 30th, 2016

Warbits is a turn-based strategy that's clearly inspired by Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Since turn-based strategy games can be kind of tricky to dive into, see below for a few tips to help you in the beginning.

Positioning is crucial

Positioning is incredibly important in Warbits, as you gain bonuses or advantages against enemies just for standing in the right place, at the right time.

Obvious uses of this are standing in outposts and forests, but less obvious are, say, standing on top of a factory. All of a sudden, you've prevented your enemy from producing any more units!

Plan moves carefully

Think carefully before you move a unit, as you can't take moves back.

You can tap and hold over your and enemy units to examine movement and firing ranges, which can help you determine the safest and most advantageous moves you can make.

Don't spread yourself too thin

Warbits does demand that you expand in order to secure additional resources, but doing so too quickly can leave you very vulnerable to attack.

This game operates using rock-paper-scissors mechanics between all of its units. If you go too far into enemy territory without a well-balanced force, your opponent can easily counter you and set you back.

Infantry and APCs are ALWAYS important

As you get later into any given round in Warbits, it's tempting to solely invest in expensive, powerful units to crush your enemy. While this is a viable strategy, never forget the importance of infantry units and APCs.

Infantry units are the only units that can capture outposts, so their value cannot be overstated. Infantry can also be super useful, as they're the only ground units that can go over mountains and other rocky terrain.

APCs are equally important not only because they can help protect your precious infantry, but also because they are the key to supplying your army of mech and air units. Without APCs, it's very difficult to keep your army loaded up with fuel and ammunition.

Have you commanded and conquered all there is in Warbits? Have some strategic advice? Share it in the comments!

How to upgrade your character in Spellspire

Posted by Harry Slater on April 30th, 2016

So you’ve mastered the basics of Spellspire. By which I mean you’ve realised it’s all about spelling things in a spire. What next?

Well you’re going to need to figure out how to toughen up your character. It’s all well and good being able to spell really, really long words, but it’s not going to mean a thing if your gear isn’t up to scratch.

Don’t worry though, we’ve got plenty of hints and tips to guide you through ensuring your little wizard is as strong as he can possibly be.

Go back for the stars

There are two ways to unlock new pieces of gear to buy - stars and floors. You need to replay levels to get the stars. It’s also a good way to get more cash if you get stuck on tough levels higher up the tower. The levels you replay add new challenges, so you’re not just retreading the same ground.

To buy or enhance?

If you’re struggling with a level, but you don’t have enough cash to buy the next piece of gear, it’s worth upgrading what you’ve got already. It won’t cost as much, and toughening up what you’ve already got should set you in good stead for defeating the next set of challenges.

Extra coins

Check back in every day and you’ll find a chest that gives you either an extra life or some more gold. It’s better to focus on filling up your coffers rather than adding to your stock of chances. Especially early on in the game, the extra coins are going to give you an edge when it comes to getting stronger.

HP and damage

You might not notice it but there are options in the shop menu to increase your base damage and base HP. The first few upgrades are reasonably priced, and while they don’t give you as much of a boost as a new hat, robe, or wand, it’s still worth stocking up on them if you’ve got some cash spare.

New items

Sometimes it might look like the new items you’re buying aren’t as strong as the ones you’ve already got equipped, but make sure you check them out properly. Some add boosts and buffs to your character that can make them more worthwhile than what you’ve already got.

How to navigate the terrain in Sky Charms

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 29th, 2016

Sky Charms is a whimsical match-'em up adventure that uses creative level design to really ramp up the difficulty.

You'll really have to give your brain a decent workout in order to solve many of these puzzles, but ultimately, overcoming these tricky challenges can be incredibly rewarding.

One of the best ways to do this is to really think about the way the game uses its terrain to trip up players. We’ve come up with some of the best ways to navigate Sky Charms’ tests of mental might.

How to get a high score in every level of Sky Charms

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 28th, 2016

Sky Charms is an adorable match three puzzler that provides a decent challenge thanks to its creative level design. It regularly presents something new, forcing you to think on your feet.

This might throw you for a loop, but we’ve got you covered with these tips to help you get three stars and sky-high scores every time.

How to create bigger words in Spellspire

Posted by Harry Slater on April 28th, 2016

Words have power. At least they do in Spellspire,a game about blasting out magical attacks by making words out of a jumble of letters.

And it's a lot of fun. But if you want to be the best, you're going to have to think tactically when you start chucking letters around.

Don't worry though, we're here to help. With these clever strategies you'll soon be slaughtering demons with seven letter words in no time flat.

How to approach quests in Fallen London

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 27th, 2016

Sitting at over 1.5 million words, Fallen London is filled to the brim with intriguing tales and mysterious characters. From the start, you’ll find a slew of quests ripe for the taking.

Even the most basic missions can branch in unexpected ways, so we’ve gathered a few tips to help you get the most out of Fallen London’s exceptional storytelling.

How to survive in LOUD on Planet X

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 26th, 2016

LOUD on Planet X is a hybrid of a tower defense and rhythm game that pits famous indie acts against invading aliens.

You need timing and strategy in this game in order to succeed, things can get pretty overwhelming pretty quickly. Here are some tips to keep yourself from being overrun:

How to get three stars on every song in Loud on Planet X

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 26th, 2016

The tower defence / rhythm hybrid LOUD on Planet X can be pretty overwhelming at first, as it demands that you play strategically and to a beat.

If a high score is what you're looking for, we've got a few tips and tricks to help you get there.

How to build your character effectively in Fallen London

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 25th, 2016

Fallen Londonis a steampunk adventure that's both a visual novel and RPG, and takes you down an expertly written, whimsical, yet cynical, path.

While you’ll spend most of your time reading, Fallen London does require you to make important decisions about your character’s build that will have lasting impact as you progress towards the end of the game.

Luckily for you, we have a few tips on fleshing out your character in preparation for the future so sit back, grab a cup of tea, and read on.

How to use Boosters properly in SailorMoon Drops

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 23rd, 2016

SailorMoon Drops is your typical match three puzzler but with sparkly Sailor Moon flair, and it hides some deep mechanics that don’t reveal themselves right away.

It gifts you with a number of power-up items called Boosters that, when used at the opportune moment, can save the round or net you an even higher score.

Check out the tips below to make the most of the best of these Boosters and fight for justice.

How to make the most of each move in SailorMoon Drops

Posted by Jessica Famularo on April 23rd, 2016

With a number of different gameplay modes and mission types, SailorMoon Drops is surprisingly deep, requiring quite a bit of strategy if you want to succeed.

Each stage has a limited set of moves, usually capping at 50 or under. If you hit zero before you clear a stage, you can either buy a few more turns or give up and lose a life.

While you’ll need a bit of luck on your side, we also have a few tips to help you make the most of your limited turns.

How to get every item in Miitomo Drop

Posted by Matt Suckley on April 21st, 2016

There's more than a hefty slice of luck involved in Miitomo Drop, the Pachinko-style mini game through which you can earn exclusive clothing items in Miitomo.

It's not totally random, however, and there are certain ways in which you can increase your chances of success.

Just don't go in blind. Instead, read 148Apps's handy guideto getting what you want out of Miitomo Drop.

How to gain new abilities in Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 20th, 2016

It's not very clear how to get new abilities when you first start playingMarvel: Avengers Alliance 2, so we at148Appshave gone and broken it all down for you so you can get focusing on the actual meat of the experience - the combat.

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How to recruit heroes in Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 20th, 2016

There’s a lot going in Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2, with plenty for you to sink your teeth in.

One of the main things you’re going to need to progress is an effective team of heroes by your side, so148Apps is here to guide you through how you can acquire new heroes.

The best card combos in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 19th, 2016

Clash Royale is all about building a deck of units that synergise well. To help you get off to a flying start, we've put together a list of unit combinations that are incredibly effective.

Read on!