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Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade guide - How to fight like a true Space Marine

Posted by Glen Fox on November 27th, 2015

Warhammer 40,000: Freebladejust launched in the App Store and it lets you live your childhood dream of blowing up and slashing a bunch of enemies as a massive, hulking Space Marine.

It's not easy being a Space Marine though - and particularly if you pride yourself on achievements - so we've spent some time as one to bring you these few tips to teach you how to fight.

Square Rave guide - How to grab those teal squares and get the highest scores

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 26th, 2015

Square Rave is an awesome little music-oriented puzzle game that smacks of games like Lumines, but with its own unique sense of gameplay.

To help wrap your head around the game, keep the following tips and tricks in mind.

CoinOp Heroes 2 guide - How to build an effective army of automatic warriors

Posted by 148Apps Staff on November 20th, 2015

CoinOp Heroes 2 justlaunched and, like all clickers, it's dangerously addictive stuff.

You have to furiously tap your screen to defeat wave after wave of foes and earn an insane amount of cash to spend on character upgrades and an army of minions.

Each of these minions can also be upgraded - so much so that, eventually, you won't really have to play the game anymore as they'll defeat all foes for you.

We've clicked away like no other to bring you this guide to building a deadly army of automatic warriors.

Kill Shot Bravo guide - How to become an elite sniper

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 19th, 2015

Kill Shot Bravo is a disturbing amount of fun. No matter how many times I play a game that encourages me to snipe people in the head, I feel a little uneasy at how satisfying it is.

Here are some useful tips to get you started on your path to becoming an elite sniper.

Sniper X guide - How to complete missions like a pro

Posted by Glen Fox on November 17th, 2015

Sniper X is a free to play shooter featuring Jason Statham as your grunting mission commander, and it challenges you to complete a variety of different missions that generally revolve around shooting people in the head.

For the most part you'll be firing pinpoint accurate shots with a sniper rifle but you'll also get a chance to unload shotguns and assault rifles into masses of unsuspecting fools.

To help you with your sniper career, we at 148Apps have headed out into the field and fired a fair few bullets to bring you these tips and tricks to help you complete missions like a pro.

StormBorn: War of Legends guide - Tips and tricks to help you win every battle

Posted by Glen Fox on November 6th, 2015

StormBorn: War of Legendsarrived in the App Store this week to bring us a fresh twist on the veteranClash of Clansformula as you try and save the land of Eraine which has fallen from glory.

You'll build your own base, recruit heroes, attack enemy players, and complete a lengthy storyline as you try and wrest Eraine from the darkness that has taken over it.

But enough of this talk. We're here to give you a few tips and tricks to help you win every single battle against enemy players.

Zenonia S: Rifts in Time guide - Tips and tricks to help you level quickly and efficiently

Posted by Glen Fox on November 6th, 2015

Zenonia is back with an epic sixth installment that takes the action RPG franchise online MMO-style.

You'll still create a character and spend most of your time focusing on battling monsters, leveling up, equipping gear, and choosing the best stat and skill combinations to help you destroy monsters faster while getting hurt less.

To help you in this endevour,148Appshas spent a bit of time with the game to bring you this guide to levelling up faster and more efficiently.

Smashy Road: Wanted guide - Tips and tricks to help you outwit the law

Posted by Glen Fox on October 26th, 2015

Smashy Road: Wanted is a thrilling endless racer in which you have to try and outwit - and outspeed - the law for as long as possible until you're inevitably busted or turned into the vehicle-equivalent of toast.

It's basically an endless version of the early Grand Theft Auto games. You gain an increasing number of stars based on both how long you survive and the devastation you cause while doing so.

The number of stars indicates how desperate the authorites are to try and take you down. Get up to six stars and the army will even get involved.

As you can tell,Smashy Road: Wantedis quite the challenge. Fear not though, for 148Appshas you covered with a few tips and tricks to help you outwit the law.

Balls & Holes - Tips and tricks to help you get right to the top

Posted by Glen Fox on October 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Balls & Holes is a gorgeous new endless runner that challenges you to make it as far up a mountain as possible before inevitably being sliced into a load of gooey bits.

Making this task more difficult are both the wide variety of balls that come hurtling at you and the cliff edges that threaten to send you plummetting to your death. If you come into contact with either of them, it's game over.

So you're going to have learn how to avoid all of that using both your frayed wits and the tools at your disposal. Or, you could just read this guide to learn the best tips and tricks to help you get right to the top.

How to Update Your Apple Watch to Watch OS 2

Posted by Rob Rich on September 22nd, 2015

At long last, Watch OS 2 is finally here! I’m legitimately excited about the update [LINK], but in order for all us watch users to start seeing the benefits we have to instal it first. If you’ve never updated Watch OS before, or if you did once upon a time and have since forgotten how, we’ve got a quick little installation guide for you.

First off, you need to go through the Watch app on your iPhone. Open it up and then tap on General - you can find it at the bottom of the screen when you first open the app.

From inside the General menu you can open Software Update, which will be the second choice from the top.

Once the app has automatically verified your current Watch OS version it’ll give you the choice to start downloading Watch OS 2. Before you begin, be sure to follow the instructions at the bottom of the screen (you can find them if you scroll down a tiny bit).

  • Place the Apple Watch on its charger
  • Make sure the Apple Watch battery is showing at least 50%
  • Keep your iPhone paired with your Apple Watch and connected to wifi - don’t wander too far with it or the connection will be broken and the installation will fail

At this point all you have to do is tap Download and wait for it to finish doing its thing. Just be aware that you’ll need to be patient. It’s going to take a while to download everything, verify the files, then actually install to the watch itself. The amount of time will vary a bit depending on your internet connection, but for me it ended up taking a couple hours.

This Week at 148Apps: August 24-28, 2015

Posted by Chris Kirby on September 1st, 2015

The Apps of August With 148Apps

How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we've been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.

Lara Croft GO

When you start playing Lara Croft GO, you’ll feel this urge to go quickly. After all, it’s Lara Croft. You’ve spent years rushing through tombs with her, right? That’s probably the worst thing you could do while playing Lara Croft GO. It’s a turn-based puzzle game where you need to carefully plan each move and, often, many moves ahead. It works remarkably well. Each level offers a grid based layout. You swipe to move Lara around, with her automatically climbing up things as and when an opportunity arises. In turn, if there are moving obstacles such as a circular saw, they move every time that she moves. The trick here is timing and planning ahead in a way that means you don’t get trapped or killed. Early levels introduce this concept relatively gradually, but you’ll soon find yourself having to scout ahead with a level before truly committing to something. --Jennifer Allen


PAC-MAN 256 isn’t anything like other Pac-Man games. From the makers of Crossy Road, it’s an endless take on the usual Pac-Man format. Instead of running around a maze you’re running upwards, collecting dots, munching up power pellets, and dodging ghosts. It’s a format that works but could do with offering you some more reasons to keep on playing.Dispensing with virtual buttons, PAC-MAN 256’s control scheme is centered around swipes. At first, this might seem a little inaccurate but it soon proves quite straight forward and feeling a lot more natural than a virtual d-pad. As you progress, the maze grows in front of you, keeping you on your toes. Ghosts are easy enough to spot but you have to plan ahead in order to dodge their trajectory. Each type has their own personality too, meaning that some might follow a set path, while others home in on you, making things much trickier. --Jennifer Allen

Galactic Keep

Galactic Keep is easily one of the strangest role-playing games I've played in a long time, mainly due to its strange art style, deep sense of exploration, and unapologetic dedication to the experience of tabletop gaming. As it was developed over the course of six years, Galactic Keep is a labor of love that's both profoundly fun and interesting despite sporting its fair share of peculiarities and flaws. Playing Galactic Keep is closest to what it's like to play a Dungeons & Dragons campaign but with more dice, one character, and a completely unfamiliar set of rules and lore. At the outset, everything is overwhelming to the point that it would be off-putting if it weren't all so intriguing and mysterious. Keeping that in mind, players can expect to die early and often in the game's current module. Over time though, they can upgrade their characters, find loot, and start wrapping their mind around everything. --Campbell Bird

Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn

The follow up to The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn continues that charming trend, being immensely appealing to young and old. In no time, you’ll want to read through this with your child and odds are you're both going to enjoy that time a lot. As before, Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn offers up a mixture of reading, interaction, and simple gaming. Following the beloved story of Dr Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham, it’s a lovely tale full of rhymes and charm. You can choose to read via the highlighted narration or go at your own pace, ensuring it’s useful for kids of any age and reading ability. --Jennifer Allen

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

It's been a while since I've experienced a management sim like RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, which recently emerged on the App Store as a "pay once and play" port of the PC original. This version is largely the same as it was in 2004, albeit with touch controls. This may stir up feelings of nostalgia for some, but that doesn't mean it isn't a bit clunky in its transition to iOS. Like every RollerCoaster Tycoon game, this is all about building and managing a profitable and fun amusement or theme park - whether that be from one of the 18 Career Mode scenarios or in the more free-form sandbox mode. This involves everything from hiring staff to setting the price of foodstuffs in the park and, of course, building roller coasters. All of this is largely handled via menus, but the main screen is almost always displaying the park and its attendees as they go from ride to ride. --Campbell Bird

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Anomaly Defenders

And now, we get to Anomaly Defenders....About time…While the series got us going on “tower offense” as a gameplay constant, this one takes it back to more of a tower defense scenario. More pertinently, alien invaders are on the ropes in this one, and humans are the aggressors. Thus, the player takes on the job of saving the home planet of the aliens.Graphically, it is an interesting projection, clearly futuristic, with a Terminator feel to the dark landscapes. The view is top-down in nature, and the play area generally consists of stretches of land interspersed with defined roads on which enemy (human) attack vehicles travel. The animations sizzle, and it looks pretty good overall.--Tre Lawrence

Q*bert Rebooted Free

I first encountered Q*bert years ago; I rocked the heck out of that game on the trusty BlackBerry 8320. Tech eons later, I get to try it out again, this time on Android, presented as Q*bert Rebooted.Definitely worth a look.The game is dual-natured, in that the game presents two versions: the classic version, replete with retro graphics and true to the original gameplay. There is also the “rebooted” version, which is a slick, more modern refresh.--Tre Lawrence

Zipbuds SLIDE Earbuds

The more mobile I get, the more I appreciate a good set of headphones.As the kids get older, there’s only so much Taylor Swift I can listen to; the house sometimes feels like one crazy karaoke machine.So, retiring to the quietest part of the house can be quite rewarding. The pure joy of it makes me smile. Get me an e-book (or mind-bending game), some sweet tea and some headphones with which to listen to accompanying music, and that quiet spot becomes mine.Y’all feel me? That’s why cool stuff like the Zipbuds No-tangle Slide Earbuds are just what the doctor ordered.--Tre Lawrence

All this, plus news, game guides, and even more reviews than we can share here!

Farming Simulator 16 - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies to Get You Started

Posted by Rob Rich on August 5th, 2015

[Not sure if cultivation is your bag? Have a look at our Farming Simulator 2016 review.]

So you’ve started up your own farm. That’s fantastic, but where do you go from here? As peculiarly entertaining as it may be to meticulously guide heavy machinery around a field or two, it can be a little tricky to figure out what to do when you get behind the wheel for the first time. That’s why we’ve put together some helpful tips and tricks to get your farm going.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Surviving the Nightmare

Posted by Rob Rich on August 5th, 2015

[Trying to decide if you want to subject yourself to the horror? Have a look at our Five Nights at Freddy’s review.]

So you’ve gone and found yourself trapped in a nightmare from which there is no waking. Fantastic. You still have a chance, though. You can still make it out (sort of). We’ve put together a collection of basic tips and tricks to help you out if you’re still having a tough time with it. We’ve tried to keep spoilers to a minimum but there are a few in the “Misc. tips” section. Oh, and sweet dreams.

Card King: Dragon Wars - Tips, Tricks and Strategies to be the Greatest King of Cards

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 2nd, 2015

[Want to know what we thought about all these cards and kings? Take a look at our Card King: Dragon Wars review.]

So, you’ve just downloaded Card King: Dragon Wars and you’re not entirely sure what to do next. While the game does a decent job of teaching you the basics, we’re here to fill in the gaps and hopefully give you a head start in becoming a tougher fighter.

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle - Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for Going Over 9000

Posted by Rob Rich on July 20th, 2015

[Wondering if revisiting Goku and Co. is worth it? Have a look at our Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle review.]

Being the world’s greatest fighter is no easy task. Especially when the bar keeps getting raised with each new “impossible to defeat” foe. Fortunately it’s nothing a little training can’t fix. Or in this case, a few beginner’s tips.