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Pre-register for Era of Celestials to win rewards

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 25th, 2018

Era of Celestials (formerly Era of Angels) is a brand new, upcoming MMORPG for the mobile. Having attracted six million pre-registrations in China already, publisher Yoozoo Games is now extending the opportunity to the world. Join the pre-reg club for some sweet rewards, as well as a head start over your future rivals.

Era of Celestials drops you in the midst of an age-old battle between good and evil. Unfortunately, the dark side has taken a lot of ground. Demons are knocking on the door of the final sanctuary of humanity, Celestial City, and it’s down to you to slam said door in their face. If you haven’t guessed, that mainly involves hacking, slashing, spell casting and arrow loosing until the cows come home – or the demons go home.

At the outset, you get a pick of three character classes. The Mage is your typical sorcerer type, Warriors are all about brute-force melee whilst Archers are superb ranged attackers. After choosing the sort which best suits your play style, you can take you virginal steps onto the Path of Vanquisher.

If you’re a fan of 3D mobile MMORPGs such as MU Origin, then you’ll be home-sweet-home in Era of Celestials. Expect furious PvP battles, co-op boss raids, spritely companions and loot bags full of powerful equipment to kit your character out with. During combat, you can also transform into one of the eponymous Celestials for short stints. In these moments, your invincibility renders you a force to be reckoned with.

Pre-register for Era of Celestials here, and not only will you gain a permanent title, you’ll also be rewarded with a special gift package that contains a permanent exclusive title "Pioneer", 300 rubies, 10 Sprite Leaves, 10 Angelic Essences, 10 Mount Fruits and 10 Enhance Stone, all worth $20.You can follow the latest Era of Celestials news on the official Facebook site.

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The 5 best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - June 21st

Posted by Harry Slater on June 21st, 2018
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Darkness Rises artwork showing the main characters

Well, it's Thursday again, and that means that it's time for us to round up the five best games that have landed on the App Store over the past seven days. And let me tell you, there's a whole heap of class that's come out on iOS this week. I reckon there might actually be something for everyone in this list.

Of course, thousands of games come out on the App Store each week, so it's entirely possible we've missed something. Feel free to shout about it in the comments section down at the bottom of the article. Also, we're trying something a bit different this week. We want you to let us know which is the games in the list below is your favorite. The winner will be crowned our game of the week. Again, chuck your suggestions in the comments. In the mean time, onwards and upwards, this list isn't going to write itself.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - June 15th

Posted by Harry Slater on June 15th, 2018

Well, if this week's new releases were a little underwhelming, it's fair to say that the current crop of sales on the App Store is following a similar pattern. But that's not going to stop us from rounding up the very best games for iPhone and iPad that are going cheaper than usual at the moment.

And while we say it isn't the best crop, one of the games on the list is acknowledged by many to be the finest experience you can get on mobile, so it's not all doom and gloom. And there are a few other decent games too. So settle in and let's get this show somewhere close to the road.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - June 6th

Posted by Harry Slater on June 8th, 2018

While yesterday's post might have been a bit out of the ordinary, we're trying to keep things stable for the last day of the week. So we've gone right ahead and rounded up the very best games that are on sale for iPhone and iPad right now.

There are some really great games on the list, for fans of strategy, board games, puzzlers, and even running a mall. It's by no means an exhaustive list though, so if you've got your own suggestions feel free to chuck them in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, sharing a deal might make you some lovely new friends.

The best action games for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on June 6th, 2018

It's time to do another roundup of the best mobile games in a specific genre. And this time we're going to be looking at the very best action games you can grab on the App Store. It's a bit of a nebulous term, so there are some different styles of game in the list. But variety is the spice of life.

As ever, if you think that we've missed something out, or you think that your favorite games deserve a mention here, make sure you chuck a comment in the appropriate place at the bottom of the article. And go mad clicking those download and review links. Slammin'.

Feist review

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By Emily Sowden on June 5th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT FOR THE WEAK
Feist is beautiful to look at and interesting to play, but casual gamers might find it too challenging
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7 reasons to play TerraGenesis, the terrific terraforming sim

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 1st, 2018
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For you sci-fi buffs, terraforming won’t be an alien concept. The basic idea is making a planet more Earth-like and therefore habitable, often by tinkering with factors such as the atmosphere.
You’ll find terraforming in everything from the scribblings of genre heavyweight H.G. Wells to sandbox sims like Spore. There are a handful of terraforming games already on mobile, but few have the level of detail TerraGenesis boasts. Here are 7 reasons you should start shaping worlds with this ingenious indie sim.

Explore the Solar System
Whilst there are fictional planets to play god with, as well as a random planet generator, the draw of TerraGenesis lies in the way it depicts real planets. The likes of Earth, Mars, Mercury and Venus are all playable worlds, as are many moons of the Solar System. They aren’t just slapdash approximations, either; developer Edgeworks Entertainment used NASA’s own satellite data to create pixel-perfect renditions of these galactic bodies. Whether you’re building a colony on Olympus Mons, flooding the Valles Marineris or melting the ice on the surface of Europa, you’ll be exploring real landscapes, as they exist in our universe.

Tackle harsh realities
Mars is a freezing desert with almost no air, while Venus’s atmosphere is thicker than seawater and hot enough to melt lead. The true challenge of terraforming a world isn’t creating colonies, it’s fighting the elements. TerraGenesis uses detailed simulations and realistic physics to bring your worlds to life, and presents them through a clean, minimalist interface. This allows the game to feel authentic and challenging, but in a way that’s still approachable for people who don’t come from a scientific background.

Create utopia – or dystopia
As you transform the surface of your new world, you’ll transform the culture of your new colonists. Will you build a capitalist boomtown or an eco-friendly, space-age eden? The values, traditions, hopes, dreams, and fates of millions of colonists are in your hands. In TerraGenesis, you can create a promised land for all of humanity, or a nightmare to last millennia.

Support the indie spirit
TerraGenesis is a rare indie success story. Developed by Alexander Winn in his spare time, it managed 1 million downloads in its first year on the App Store, and is following suit since its April launch on Android, creating an enthusiastic player base around the world. If you’re keen to support indie developers, or just curious what can be done by one person with a passion for space exploration, this is the game for you.

Freemium done right
Developer Edgeworks Entertainment didn’t want TerraGenesis to become a money trap, so has carefully eschewed the ‘pay-to-win’ experience. The game comes with five playable worlds completely free, which is about a month’s worth of gameplay, whilst other worlds cost a small fee to unlock. The ads are optional, with in-game rewards as incentives, and everything available through in-app purchases can be obtained through normal gameplay without paying a penny. So players can terraform ‘til their hearts content, without being pressurised into parting with cash. That sounds like a pretty good deal to us.

Dig deeper, learn more
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to play TerraGenesis, but if you want to dig a little deeper into the ideas behind terraforming, there are The Archives. It’s a treasure trove of information explaining the science and ethics behind this hypothetical approach to space colonisation, as well as its influence on popular culture. It isn’t an essential part of gameplay, just a bonus for those curious cosmonauts.

Life finds a way
A fairly new addition to the game, Biospheres give you even more god-like power over the life that springs forth from your world. You can genetically engineer customised organisms and release them into the wild. Start with microbes, then plants, then herbivores and carnivores, splicing individual genes to ensure that each species is adapted for your world’s environment. With literally millions of possible organisms, you can build an entire ecosystem. But be careful – the addition or removal of the wrong species could bring the whole house of cards collapsing down on itself.

If you want to terraform your way around galaxies both real and imagined, TerraGenesis offers a challenging and engaging simulation to do just that. Having won over fans on iOS, it’s just received a release on Android too. The latest update, ‘Historical Earths’, even lets you play with time. Engage with everything from cavemen to dinosaurs across a bundle of new planets. Be wary of WorldKillers, though; this host of disasters, ranging from meteoroids to rare diseases, might just throw a fatal spanner in the works.

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Artful Balancer is back with some big new challenges

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 1st, 2018
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Artful Balancer, the clever and colorful puzzler turned arcade game from developer MM347 is back with a big new update making some pretty dramatic changes. Gameplay that rewards clever strategy will be playing a larger role from here on out and Artful Balancer is getting iPhone X optimisation.

Now that the big update is here, you’ll find that the game is a good deal more difficult. Artful Balancer will make you work for your success, and it will make you feel pretty brilliant in the process. Rather than simply coasting along collecting gold, you’ll need to expertly pull-off every strategy you can muster to beat each level.

Pixel Starships fires new update into orbit

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 25th, 2018
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Pixel Starships players now have a wider array of strategic options at their disposal thanks to the game’s latest update on iOS and Android.

Developer SavySoda has deployed the Advanced Tactics add-on to the spaceship-building MMORPG, hot on the heels of February’s eSports update, and this one promises to be even more content-rich than its predecessor.

All the best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - May 25th

Posted by Harry Slater on May 25th, 2018

The last day of the week has rolled around again, so it's time to put up your feet, pour a glass of cognac, and wonder where you should be spending your money. If I might make a suggestion, the games on this here list are the finest currently on sale for iPhone and iPad, so maybe grab some of them?

We've got download links. We've got review links. We've got videos. We've got everything you need to make an informed purchase. And if you think we're missing anything from our far from extensive list, feel free to make your own suggestions in the comments at the bottom of the article.

TerraGenesis is a space sim that lets you build worlds using science and NASA data

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 24th, 2018
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TerraGenesis successfully made its mark on the App Store, drawing over 1 million players, and now it’s coming to Android to captivate new legions of players to transform and explore distant planets. The winner of last year’s Very Big Indie Pitch in San Francisco, TerraGenesis is a space sim that elegantly melds real-life biology and physics with sci-fi to give players the freedom to terraform planets and build functioning colonies.

Stickman Soccer 2018 kicks off on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 24th, 2018
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The Premier League season is over and the World Cup is yet to begin, but there’s a new way to get your football fix in the meantime. Stickman Soccer 2018 has just kicked off on mobile devices and it promises to be the most feature-packed edition to date.

Developed by Djinnworks, this season’s version of the award-winning arcade soccer title comes with a host of new gameplay features, including red and yellow cards, a sprint button, slow motion replays, and a wide range of customisation options.

The best games that came out for iPhone and iPad this week - 24th May

Posted by Harry Slater on May 24th, 2018

Well hello there, and welcome to our weekly roundup of the best games that have been released for iPhone and iPad over the last seven days. It's not a vintage week, not by any stretch of the imagination, but there are definitely a good few games on this list that are worth your time, attention, and hard earned cash.

As always happens, I've whammed some download links into the copy so you can swan off to the App Store and grab any game that tickles your fancy post-haste. And if you think I've missed anything, which would be shocking, I know, make sure you let us know in the comments sections at the bottom of the article.

5 reasons why you need to play TapTap Heroes!

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 20th, 2018
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TapTap Heroes is an all-new idle RPG for iOS and Android that will take you on a breathtaking, colorful adventure. With endless battles and bountiful rewards, there’s a lot to uncover in this action-packed title from Ajoy Lab. There’s quite a bit to TapTap Heroes, so we figured we’d give you a rundown of the top reasons to give the game a try. Off we go!

It’s easy to get started, but there are a lot of layers hidden inside

TapTap Heroes is an idle game, which means the mechanics are pretty easy to dive into from the get-go. You can get started by simply tapping your way through battles, but as you grow more familiar with the game’s mechanics, you’ll find that there’s actually a good deal of strategy in there, too. You’ll need to build a balance team from over 200 heroes, learning which characters work together best. Plus there’s hundreds of weapons, skills, and equipment to discover and pair together. The possibilities are nigh endless.

The art is fantastic

While many mobile games suffer from cluttered UIs and information overload, TapTap Heroes features a streamlined interface that doesn’t skimp on color or design. The character designs are unique and showcase each hero’s distinct personality. Rather than more of the same, TapTap Heroes stands out on its own.

An endless stream of events and quests keeps things interesting

Developer Ajoy Lab is committed to providing a continuing stream of content for TapTap Heroes beyond the game’s debut this week. Expect to find weekly events and daily quests that offer exciting, limited-time chances to earn rare rewards and high-rank heroes.

There are rich multiplayer options

When you’ve had your fill of the game’s single-player game, TapTap Heroes has plenty of multiplayer activities to keep you busy. Compete against other players in the Arena to make your way through the rankings, or cooperate with your fellow adventures and join a Guild to take down Raid Bosses in epic battles.

There are no free-to-play hijinks

Perhaps most importantly, TapTap HeroesIs not pay to win. VIP features are set behind a premium paywall, but you can access them for free by levelling up your account if you don’t feel like investing cash in the game. Other than that, you won’t be limited to timers or any other free-to-play frustrations.

Ready to get started? You can find TapTap Heroes on the App Store and Google Play right now.

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Dragon Nest is coming to mobile and we’re telling you exactly what to expect

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 18th, 2018

One of the East’s largest MMOJRPGs on PC, Dragon Nest is getting set to launch in North America on mobile as Dragon Nest M. The game has been specifically optimised and built from the ground up for the new platform, and if you’re curious to dive in be sure to pre-register for the game ahead of its launch this May.

Dragon Nest M is set to feature the same 3D adventuring actions series veterans have come to expect, with a story set against a familiar world and familiar gameplay. There are a few slight differences however. The mobile version will feature a no-lock battle system, for instance, letting you combine your skills freely during fights as in the PC version.

An MMORPG is no good without any multiplayer features, and Dragon Nest M is set to have people covered. Dungeons are the best example, allowing you to fight side-by-side with others before battling the big boss in a way that works for you. You can also build or join a Guild, fighting as one with your Guild members to conquer and save the continent of Altera once more.

Can’t wait to see what’s new for yourself? Pre-registration for Dragon Nest M is now open for those who want to get set for the game’s launch this May. Doing so means you’ll receive exclusive rewards and gifts unavailable anywhere else. Rewards that provide a little boost for those craving a slight advantage when first starting out.

Stay ahead of the pack when Dragon Nest M launches later this month, pre-register for the game today.

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