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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:

When you can (probably) order and actually get an iPhone 7

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 6th, 2016

The Apple press event is Wednesday. Officially, we don't know what the company is going to roll out, because Apple never officially tips its hand about such things ahead of time.

Unofficially, there's an entire cottage industry devoted to reading the tea leaves grown in Cupertino. So not only do people think they know what Apple is revealing tomorrow, they also feel pretty confident about when you'll be downloading all your favorite games and apps onto it.

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.

How to get stronger characters in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on September 1st, 2016

Naruto is a fine guy to have on your side in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing. It's his game and his franchise after all.

Still, the three- or four-star Naruto you have leading your team early on isn't necessarily going to cut it. Or at least, he'll need to rank up and be stronger to conquer the enemies you'll face later on.

So that leaves you with a couple of choices. Either make Naruto and the friends (and foes, in some cases) you find more powerful, or simply find some characters that are tougher.

Better yet, do both. We can help you, as we dive into how to get stronger characters in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing.

Marvel Tsum Tsum tips, tricks, and hints for beginners

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on August 31st, 2016

If you've not been bitten by the Tsum Tsum bug yet, let me assure you in the words of Master Yoda, "You will be. YOU WILL BE."

There's something irresistibly cute about the stackable plush toys, so much so that people love them even when they are forced to do battle. You'll find them doing exactly that in Marvel Tsum Tsum,the latest release from XFLAG. Interestingly, you don't actually stack them, but you do match three or more and get them to unleash cool special abilities.

You won't find that in your average plush toy. Or maybe they're pillows, because that's how my wife uses her Hulk Tsum Tsum. In any case, if you'd like to get the basics of Marvel Tsum Tsum down, we've got the tips, tricks, and hints you need.