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Cybird’s latest release - BFB Champions gets a brand new update, promising to be bigger and better than the original

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 30th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Launched in the UK in early September, BFB Champions’ newest update is loaded with great new features, and looks set to outshine the original version by taking it out of soft launch and giving it a new lease of life.

Packed with exciting components including a useful new tutorial to help you understand the game bit better, and great new match scenes – showing off skills from the popular Captain Tsubasa comics (which may not be well known in the UK, but is surprisingly credited as the inspiration for several major European footballers to take up the game), the newest update already looks like it’ll be a huge improvement from the earlier release.

But if you thought that the in-game features are all you’ve got to look forward to, then think again. In a bid to up its publicity, Cybird have teamed up with footie themed Youtubers and influencers, and plan to launch a competition for you to prove your footie skills away from your phone and on the pitch.

But the fun doesn’t end there. With the Japanese devs constantly striving to reach new levels of greatness, they’re already planning a bunch of future updates for us to look forward to.

With different multiplayer tournaments, time limited single player leagues and areas, and major functions like a mentor system that lets the more skilled players coach the novices, and club unions so you and your mates can play against rival leagues – it pretty clear that BFB Champions’ updates will take the game from strength to strength.

Download it now from the App Store and Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

JoyCity have launched a brand new King of Fighters inspired update to Game of Dice

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 29th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Great news for all of you Game of Dice fans out there - JoyCity have just released a brand new limited edition pack with a really cool twist.

The premise of Game of Dice is fairly straightforward, asking you to roll dice to navigate your way around a game board - buying up properties and using your skill cards and items as you go to bankrupt your opponents and reap the rewards.

Earlier in the month JoyCity introduced a fun and unexpected cross over with The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match (the popular Japanese fighting game) with the introduction of two characters from the franchise, Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami.

Now it’s the girls turn as the latest pack brings the hugely popular Mai Shiranui and Athena Asamiya straight from KoF and delivered into your Game of Dice decks with the added bonus of receiving 1 million gold whenever they’re cards are drawn.

There’s also a very special event taking place where you can be one of just 5 people to win a KOF XIV voucher code for the PS4.

On top of that, another further 200 Users who purchase the KOF '98 UM II Limited Edition pack will also be awarded with special items such as 500 luxury points, 1 million gold and 2 EXPx10 Enforcer’s. You can find more details on the giveaway below:

  • Event Period: The 28th of September to the 6th of October 7:59 PDT
  • How to enter: Share this Facebook postand leave your Member Number
  • Event prize: 200 Gems for 50 entrants
  • Winner announcement and Prize distribution: 10/11 PDT (Date is subject to change)

Game of Dice can be downloaded for free from Google Play and the App Store.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

The new Clash of Kings is just for Western players

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 26th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’ve played the original Clash of Kings, you’ll probably recognise the city building, alliance forging and strategic battles in Clash of Kings: The West.

What sets this version apart is that it’s tailor made for a Western audience and the majority of players are from Europe and the US.

There are some specific tweaks to the gameplay to make it more appealing, such as reducing the advantage in-game purchases give players and cracking down on cheaters.

The Western world is a little more forgiving, too. If enemies destroy your castle, the King will step in and offer you re-enforcements, and if you’re stuck in a bind with low defenses and power, you’ll receive an essential resource boost to get you fighting fit again.

There are also a number of exclusive events and features the Elex Tech team has introduced. Defend your city from pirates during Viking Invasion and you can nab yourself a chest of gold. Or catch a dragon in West Go and command it to sort out your rivals for you. Plus an upcoming Explorer’s Guild feature will allow you to explore dungeons in search of treasure.

So for all you aspiring monarchs out there, Clash of Kings: The West is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

Let the war games commence in Gunship Battle: Second War

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 23rd, 2016

Buzz Lightyear famously said, “This isn’t flying, this is falling – with style!” In the case of Gunship Battle: Second War, though, this really is flying - with style!

The flight simulator app from Joycity puts you in control of 20 faithfully reconstructed World War 2 gunships including the Spitfire, Warhawk, Saetta and more. You’re a member of the Jade Mercenaries, tasked with fighting through missions during the post-war 1950s. With the money gleaned from your heroic exploits, you can customise and upgrade your war machine to improve your chances in combat.

This month (09/21 – 10/20) you’ll have the opportunity to take part in three different in-game events. Pick up gold, dollars and special items by logging in on consecutive days in the ‘Daily Login Event’. You can also earn rewards by clearing every episode in the ‘Episode Clear Event’ with better prizes on offer for the harder difficulties. But if you’re new to the game and feel like earning an easy buck then you’re in luck - there's 1,000 gold on offer completing the first episode with a coupon code that you’ll receive upon downloading the game.

If you’ve already played the first Gunship Battle: Helicopter 3D, you’ll be familiar with the gyroscopic controls and the style of gameplay. This time round, you get more vehicles to play with, improved graphics and a more modest app size. There’s also a brand new cockpit mode, so fans of FPS can watch their bullets rain down on pitiful tanks below first-hand.

Oh and if you complete all 30 missions, don’t worry about suffering from flight fatigue - there are Special Missions for the battle-hardened veterans to tackle, as well as regular updates and events to keep the experience fresh.

Gunship Battle: Second War is available for free from the App Store and Google Play, so get on that digital runway and show ‘em what you’re made of.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preffered Partner's.

MU Origin has just received its first ever update for Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 21st, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Great news for the world of multiplayer role play gaming – Webzen have released its first ever update for MU Origin, and it’s available right now from the App Store and Google Play.

Released on the 20th of September, the brand new update introduces a multitude of exciting features that pay special attention to the idea of community spirit.

With features such as the all new party dungeon “Labyrinth of Dimensions” - allowing you to slay the “death beholder” with your peers, and the real time “Loren Castle Siege” guild v guild battle - letting you take on your guild rivals and reap the rewards of your success, it’s pretty clear that Webzen have successfully transferred the world of 3D MMRPG to that of mobile gaming.

But that’s not all. The newest update also sees the inclusion of a brand new pet system – giving you the power to summon your pets and use their power to strengthen your character. The update also offers an increased game level cap (now to 8), an enlarged maximum rebirth level (now 100), and loads more guild activities including access to the guild shop and guild bosses.

And with Webzen’s 1 week long, special promotional event, the fun just keeps on coming. In honour of their very first update, the apps’ developers have kindly decided to give every player a free epic pet ticket during the first week of the updates launch.

With so many great new features jammed into the game, it could definitely be your new go-to app if you’ve got love for role play mobile gaming.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preffered Partner's.

New Game of Dice event throws King of Fighters into the ring

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 19th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Game of Dice takes the best bits of board game classic Monopoly - but swaps the board for the mobile platform. It also swaps the metal top hat and terrier for some colourful characters in a manga style, and includes a whole raft of skill cards to make gameplay more strategic.

The game, from South Korean publisher Joycity, has already had over 7.5 million downloads, proving a hit with players around the world.

The latest in-game event from the Game of Dice team features a surprise crossover with arcade franchise King of Fighters. Characters Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami from King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match are available to use in your deck, with skills that boost your property and city tolls for multiple turns.

The KoF pack can be bought from the Game of Dice store for a limited time only, so snap them up whilst you can. Oh, and if you need a reason other than having a couple of badass brawlers on hand to help you monopolise the board – every player who buys the pack is entered into a draw to win one of only five download codes for KoF XIV on the PS4.

There’s also a new KoF board map to get to grips with, and in celebration of the update, players that acquire two new ‘5 Diamond’ characters before October 5 could be rolling in it with 1 million in-game gold coins up for grabs.

The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match pack is in store until September 21, so you better be quick. Game of Dice is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

Reliance Games unveils a brand new character in its biggest ever fan led update to Real Steel

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 15th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s been 2 months since Reliance Games launched their competition to design a brand new robot for Real Steel Premium. We’ve been teased with hundreds of great entries from die-hard fans, but the identity of the winning robot was kept under wraps – until now. Say hello to the newest member of the team, Shinobi – the Samurai welding, Japanese, iron assassin.

Designed by super-fan Ryle Sammut, Shinobi is skilled in the art of samurai fighting, and to throw something a little different in the mix - features classic sword based fighting mechanics, adding a welcomed twist to the world of robot fighting.

With the contest running across Real Steel's massive fan base of million's of supporters, which includes Real Steel, Real Steel – World Robot Boxing, and Real Steel Boxing Champions, hundreds of entries were submitted via social media with fans young and old coming together to select Shinobi as the winning entry.

Boasting a fresh new fighting style and unique persona, Shinobi promises to be a thrilling and progressive addition to the team, bringing with it diversity, new levels of mastery, and probably most importantly, high expectations for Real Steel Premium.

Available to download from the app store now.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

Prepare to have your survival instincts put to the test next week as 60 Seconds! comes out on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 15th, 2016

In a fresh take on the post-apocalyptic theme, 60 Seconds! catapults you into a world on the brink of nuclear destruction and puts your survival skills to the ultimate test.

Set in the 1950’s, this dark comedy adventure lets you play as Ted, who thanks to the governments’ early warning system, has just 1 minute to prepare for an impending atomic bomb to destroy his life as he knows it.

You’ll have to think smart and act fast – collecting your family and enough food and water to keep you alive in the fallout shelter – all in just sixty seconds.

In this interesting and contemporary take on the post-apocalyptic theme, you’ll get to experience something a little different from the norm – this time being subjected to the disastrous aftermath first hand, and in its freshest form.

With a strict time limit to find everything you can think of to survive in the shelter, you’ll have to use a combination of courage and tactical analysis to choose what you want to take with you.

It doesn't stop there though. After your sixty seconds are up you'll have to put your survival skills to the test by carefully rationing your supplies, and brave the outdoors (and any giant cockroaches you might find) when it’s time to replenish your stocks.

Set to be released on the 22nd September for iOS devices, 60 Seconds! is definitely one for the survival buffs among you, and could be the newest download in your repertoire.

This article is sposored as part of Steel Media's Preferred Partner's.

Cybird have just released their football sequel BFB Champions on Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 15th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

After the huge success of BFB 2016 Cybird are happy to announce the launch of its much awaited sequel - BFB Champions.

Having hit the App Store on the 13th of September for its UK release, Cybird’s newest app is free to download and already looks set to be as big as its predecessor - generating 300,000 downloads in its first week alone thanks to the developer’s special pre-registration campaign.

Starring the likes of Argentina’s legendary Diego Maradona and Japanese footballing manga star Captain Tsubasa, you’ll get to manage your own football team – initially playing by yourself to assemble your squad, and then training them across a multitude of mini games before selecting the perfect team to compete in leagues with players from all over the world.

While the game has already been launched in Japan and Hong Kong, its developers are planning a further release in 29 additional countries – meaning that when it’s time to up the ante and enter the multiplayer mode you’ll get to play against fans from every corner of the globe.

In this innovative approach to the genre, BFB Champions looks to combine the tense world of football management with the light hearted and fun-filled atmosphere of an arcade game.

With in-game bonuses including scout tickets that get you more players, special coaching items to aid you in your progress, and (if you’re lucky) Mr Maradona himself, it seems very likely that this sequel will enjoy just as much success as the original.

BFB Championsis available to download now from the App Store and Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partner's.

Pig out on this guide to the new social gaming app Piggy Boom

Posted by 148Apps Staff on September 9th, 2016

Social games are becoming a staple of mobile game, due to the increased activity in social media. But merging gaming with social media isn’t as easy as you might think. A prime example of the perfect way to mould the two together sits with the new game by RAFOTECH entitled Piggy Boom.

This quirky wheel of fortune title prides itself on its casual and accessible style, rewarding players of all ages with constant rewards and continuous progression. Throw in its addictive ‘one more go’ gameplay, and you have a neat iOS and Android title just waiting to be gorged on.

So without further ado, here is a guide to the game’s features – a guide that will hopefully make you as happy as a pig in manure.

Rodeo Stampede update: hats, new animals and more

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 8th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RODEO EM ALL :: Read Review »

If it's been a while since you've tended to your sky zoo in Rodeo Stampede, it's time to go back. And not just because the people in charge of ensuring animals get treated properly are going to be looking for you by now.

No, it's time to return because the game's latest update has introduced a few new things you've probably been craving. Also hats.

I'm not even making that up. Unfortunately, it's not animals wearing hats. Here's what you'll find in the game's latest update anyway:

Bowmasters character guide: All the archers you could ever want

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 6th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

I don't know much about archery in real life, meaning if there's an apocalypse that leaves us having to hunt food without firearms, I won't be much help. But I've always loved archery in comics, movies, and video games, which is one of the reasons I love Bowmasters.

The game's dark humor and silly gore (if there is such a thing) help a lot too. Most of all, I just want to collect all the different characters and put them all through their paces, even if that means they'll all end up dying bloody deaths dozens of times over. C'est la vie, right?

A few new ones were added to the mix in a recent update, meaning there are now more options than ever for your arrow-shooting pleasure. Here's the entire list of Bowmasters in one handy character guide.

5 free apps you need for football season

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 5th, 2016

The arrival of Labor Day can only mean one thing: football is back! Yes, we've talked about global football on this site before since it returns sooner, but this time we mean American football in all its glory.

College football has been as wild as ever right out of the gate, with three top 10 teams falling in the first week and another one in a tough game as this post was being written. The 2016 NFL season is right around the corner too, kicking off Thursday night with a championship rematch.

The question is whether you're ready for the season. And we mean really ready. We'd suggest that that you aren't unless you're rolling with the right apps. We've got five free suggestions to ensure you're as prepared for football in every aspect as you could possibly be.

How to get stars faster in Six! -- and what you do with them

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 5th, 2016

There's no more popular mobile game in all the land right now (if by all the land, you mean "the United States") than Six!The GramGames puzzler which is one part Tetris, one part Jenga, and one part it's own thing has captured the imagination of the casual crowd, leading to plenty and plenty of downloads.

It's simple enough that it doesn't need a ton of explanation. That's great for you, the player, yet something of a bummer for me, the explainer.

Does that mean we're done here? Perish the thought, friend. They haven't invented the mobile game yet about which I couldn't wax poetic in some (hopefully) helpful way, and when it comes to Six!that means two related questions: How can you rack up more stars faster, and what do you do with them once you have them?

Why the next Pokemon GO update needs to get here now

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 4th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POCKET MONSTER :: Read Review »

There's no need to panic about Pokemon GO. Though you're almost certain to have read articles in various places about how it has fallen off in terms of popularity since its stellar debut, that was inevitable. When your star burns as bright as Pokemon GO's did, literally the only place to go is down.

The numbers tell a slightly different story. Pokemon GO is still a top 20 app as we head into the holiday weekend in the U.S., even bouncing up a spot from the previous chart. That's not too shabby for a game that's been out for two months.

More importantly, it's still the top grossing iPhone game (though unlike some of its competitors for that throne, it's way further down on iPad). That should give Niantic all the resources it needs to keep plugging away on updates.

And make no mistake, those updates are definitely needed.