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How to win big in Slots Deluxe

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 28th, 2016

Cheating while gambling is illegal and morally wrong, and in some parts of the world it leads to men with names like Vinnie "Six Knuckles" Manchenzo beating you to a pulp in a dark alley.

Of course, none of this will happen on your phone - especially in the comfort of a game like Slots Deluxe. Although you can't really cheat either.

But we still have some words of advice to make sure you don't leave the machine empty handed.

Use the auto-play

Unless you're a big fan of tapping bright green buttons (and who isn't?) then you'll want to just hold the button down and leave the game running.

You'll still get all the rewards for playing, and the computer keeps the spins going faster than you can, so you'll be rolling in the money in no time.

Just be sure to keep an eye on the screen - the game has a habit of pausing the action after you level up or something big happens, and you'll need to come back and unpause it yourself.

Enter tournaments

Be the first one to join a tournament, and you're in with a pretty good chance of taking away the jackpot as more people pile in to take you on.

You'll still win money as you play, and if enough people join you can get a pretty healthy return on your investment.

Try new things

Don't just sit in one type of slot machine and stay there. There's a world of others out there, and each have their own little quirks that can help you out.

Unless you're in the middle of an objective or tournament, jump into a new slot every time you level up. You never know, it might work out even better for you.

Has Ric turned you into a slots master? Got a few tips for us? Let us know in the comments below!

How to take over the world in Dictator 2

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 28th, 2016

Running a country isn't easy - especially when you're a dictator who wants to take over the world and crush everyone in your path while you do it.

That's exactly what you'll be doing in Dictator 2, except you're running multiple countries, and for some reason you've decided to avoid seeking counsel on every matter.

Well, while we can't make every decision in life for you, we can offer some guidance in the form of tips to help you go from El Gato to El Presidente.

Keep your friends close

To get access to the more powerful cards in a faction's deck, you need to build up a good relationship with them by making decisions that will make them happy.

So if there's a card you really want, forget trying to appease any of the other factions and just focus on the one you want to buddy up with.

You might have to annoy another faction to do so, but you can spend some time doing damage control after you've got what you want.

Say the right thing

One thing that seems to be pretty consistent in Dictator 2 is that the factions like straightforward responses, and aren't particularly interested in outlandish behaviour.

Do the police force really want a parade in their honour with golden violins? No, probably not. Think logically, be direct, and you'll find yourself scoring points with the right people more often than not.

Brute force it

You can only hold a limited number of cards in your deck, and there's very little strategy involved in battles.

So kit yourself out with the cards that have the highest attack power, and that can attack twice in a turn, and go for the enemy dictator. Nine times out of ten you'll win without even engaging another card.

Have you taken over the world yet? Got some tips for us? Let us know in the comments below!

Grab it now: Game Craft’s Legend of War drops online

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 27th, 2016

The real time strategy game is now available for you to sink your teeth into, through the App Store and Google Play. Combining elements of skill, strategy and empire building, Legend of War is a real gamers’ game.

We got the low-down from the developers about the release:

Is the game suitable for everyone - if so, how have you made sure that's the case?

"Our target for this title is mid-to-hardcore gamer. With the implementation of strategy and skill combined together, the more casual gamers mightn’t be able to immerse themselves."

What challenges did you face during development, and how did you overcome them?

"The biggest challenge was getting a lot of animated characters on the screen while preserving a decent frame rate. We overcame this by combining all of the meshes into a single mesh and animating it as a whole. Another complex aspect was the A.I.: we wanted an A.I. that acted like a human player and couldn't be easily fooled by using simple techniques. For example if you try to lure a legion out of its defensive position, the A.I. will be smart enough to not go on a wild goose chase."

What kind of IAPs can players expect?

"You can buy crystals that can be used to summon legions and also speed up construction in your village. There are, however, many ways to earn free crystals within the game, so you can play and get far without any real money."

Are you planning updates and, if so, what should we be looking forward to?

"The Guild War will become more advanced over time and we’ll be looking to expand the character selection in time."

Have you any plans to bring the game to any other mobile platforms, such as Windows Phone, or Steam?

"Not at present, just iOS and Android for now."

Legend of War is available, free, on the App Store and Google Play from May 26th.

App Store:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/legend-of-war/id1112106924?mt=8

Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.gamecraft.legendofwar

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

How to command and conquer in Raid HQ

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 25th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Raid HQ is a satisfyingly deep base building game with over-the-top macho action and explosions. This little free to play bundle gives you a lot to do from managing a squad to building the most powerful base you possibly can.

On top of all of that, you’ll need to manage your resources and hit the high seas to raid other bases. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you keep everything in order.

Keep those builders busy

Your base starts off with only the bare essentials, so make sure you get to work improving your defence right away!

Begin by building all of the different facilities you’ve unlocked so far. Once you have one of each (although a few extra gold mines never hurt), you can start focusing on upgrading. Don’t forget to upgrade your mech as well - it’s your last bastion of defense when enemy raiders come knocking.

Pick the right squad mate for the job

Complete raids and missions and you'll be rewarded you with new squad member cards. You can only bring four of these into a raid with you, so choose carefully.

When going into a raid, it’s important to play against the enemy base’s weaknesses. Check the color of the enemy’s buildings and weapons. You’ll want to choose a team with colors that are strong against the enemy’s before heading into battle for the best results.

Promote your squad

If you want to take on more difficult challenges, you’ll need a hearty team of seasoned fighters. That means you’ll have to promote your squad members to increase their HP and damage per second.

To do so, collect medals by fighting weapons and bases that correspond to your squad member’s color. Fighting red turrets, for example, will reward you with red medals which you can use to promote any of your red team members.

Is your base the envy of your clan members? Share your secrets for success in the comments below!

How to build a successful civilisation in GodFinger 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 24th, 2016

GodFinger 2 grants you godlike powers, leaving you to raise a civilization of followers. In the spirit of games like Black & White, the GodFinger games will see you building bigger and better villages, developing more advanced technology and resources while keeping your followers happy.

Being the creator of worlds is no simple task, but hopefully these tips will ensure that you do a great job.

Stock up on resources

To create more complex items, you’ll need to farm resources. For example, early on you need to grow wheat to make flour, which in turn makes bread to feed your followers. Keep your followers busy early on by steadily farming a supply of wheat, to in turn build up a supply of flour or chicken feed.

Having a stockpile of different resources will give you the items you need while freeing up your followers to take on newer, more exciting tasks as they become available.

Don’t forget to answer prayers

Each follower has their own individual life, with its own individual needs. Your followers will frequently offer up prayers to you, which you can then choose to answer. These prayers usually come in the form of requests for bread or wood, or some sort of other useful item.

Answering these prayers on a regular basis is a great way to keep your followers happy and loyal, but it also grants you coin as well, which can be used to build new structures.

Collect gift boxes

Every few hours the game will grant you with a gift box that will reward you with a handsome gold prize. Be sure to check for this reward in the bottom left corner of your screen every time you check in with the game. It’s easy to miss, but its free gold sitting right at your fingertips!

Playing god means you’ll be juggling a lot of different things. Dropping the ball might mean ruining your followers’ lives - no pressure! Follow the tips above to keep your world running smoothly.

Do you rule your hands with a merciful hand or an iron fist? Let us know your own strategies in the comments below.

How to get all the crabs in Mr Crab 2

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 24th, 2016

Mr. Crab 2 may look like a cutesy platformer for kids, but if you're the kind of person who likes to complete a game 100%, you'll soon realise that it's a tougher than a crustacean's shell.

Read the following tips though, and you'll be well on your way to busting all the little crab's friends out of their cages and owning enough tiny bowler hats to open a hat shop.

How to save lives in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 23rd, 2016

A serious earthquake has struck a nearby town in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor, and it’s up to you to save the victims.

Speeding around town in your ambulance, you’ll have to singlehandedly save a number of lives, performing anything from brain surgery to knee replacements.

Things can be stressful when people’s lives are on the line, so follow these tips to stay cool in the heat of the moment.

How to be the best at Bejeweled Stars

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 19th, 2016

Believe it or not, there are people out there who've never played Candy Crush Saga. That may sound like a bold claim, but it's true.

To these people, Bejeweled Stars may seem like a totally alien concept - especially if they've played previous Bejeweled games and are now confronted with this whole new, objective-based gameplay.

If you fall into that category and are feeling slightly overwhelmed, fear not. We have some tips and tricks to help you on your way.

How does Titan Quest on mobile stack up against the PC original?

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 19th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Titan Quest is an action RPG not unlikeDiablothat's set in the world of ancient Greek mythology.

Originally released on the PC back in 2006, Titan Quest has undergone quite a few changes to make it onto mobile. Here's how the mobile versionstacks up to the excellent PC original.

Survival tips and tricks for Hungry Shark World

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 18th, 2016

Hungry Shark World is all about manically gobbling up as much food as you possibly can. It’s a simple concept, but the ocean is fraught with all sorts of dangerous nasties.

Satisfying your appetite can be tough when you’re also dodging water mines, bigger sharks, and spear-throwing scuba divers. Here are a few tips that will keep your belly full and predators at bay.

Why the classic Snake is better than Slither.io

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Competitive online munch-'em-up Slither.io may be flavour of the month on the App Store right now, but it's only the latest in a long history of snakes in mobile gaming.

The first, and still very much the best, is the monochrome beauty we all wrangled in a time before apps - the titular Snake, from Nokia's imaginatively-titled Snake.

Here's why we'd trade an iPhone running Slither.io for a Nokia 3310 with Snake any day of the week.

The 3 best Slither.io YouTube let's plays

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 16th, 2016

Slither.io is still going strong, and with a new official update coming soon it doesn’t look like the trend will be fading any time soon.

It's an addictive adrenaline rush, and as much fun to watch as it is to play. We’ve gathered some of our favorite Slither.io Let’s Play videos to help feed your obsession.

How to dominate the highway in Hovercraft: Takedown

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 14th, 2016

On a surface level, Hovercraft: Takedownseems like just a bit of silly fun. But it's actually got a surprising amount of depth to it.

You can rack up a decent score by simply weaving through traffic and destroying whatever's in front of you, but we have some "outside the box" tips that could help your score skyrocket.

4 games that inspired slither.io

Posted by Harry Slater on May 13th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We all love slither.io, right? I mean, what's not to love about a game that involves scooting around the screen, eating as much as you can, and trying to get as big as possible?

That's right, nothing.

But where did slither.io come from? What games inspired it, shaped it, and turned it into the money-gobbling behemoth that it is now?

Don't worry, we've got your back. Here's a little history lesson, presented with both jokes and serious bits, that highlights the games which inspired your current extendable crush.

How to score big in Pelé: Soccer Legend

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 13th, 2016

You might think yourself pretty well-versed in Flick Kick-style football games, but are you getting the best out of Pelé: Soccer Legend?

Here's how to bag the best rewards, make your shots count, and ensure you don't get trounced in PvP.