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Roll to Win with Game of Dice’s new update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 17th, 2017
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Joycity’s hit Game of Dice gets a big new update this week, introducing new maps, mechanics, and even costumes.

The update sets players loose on an exciting new map, The Cursed Tower, that allows folks to use special Runes mid-match. If you feel like taking a trip down memory lane, though, the new “Map of the Day” feature will grant you access to a past seasonal map each day. It’s a great chance to catch up on content you might have missed.

Tencent’s Arena of Valor enters the European mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 11th, 2017

Tencent Games is making its first moves into the European gaming market with the launch of Arena of Valor. Published by Proxima Beta, the 5V5 mobile MOBA game has proved to be hugely success in parts of Asia where it has topped the download charts – and the game is now officially coming to Europe.

Arena of Valor’s look and feel is something MOBA fans will be immediately struck by. Bringing together best in-class graphics and popular MOBA gameplay, Arena of Valor has been designed especially for mobile gaming lovers. Offering three lanes and a jungle, different gameplay modes including 5v5, and a growing roster of exciting heroes to play, Arena of Valor’s original soundtrack has been composed completely by the world renowned composed Hans Zimmer.

CSR Racing 2: How to master Live Races

Posted by Nicholas Tylwalk on August 11th, 2017

Getting better at racing the AI in CSR Racing 2 is a pretty straightforward process. You run enough races with a particular car to get its shift timing down, continually improve it by buying upgrades whenever you can, and add any fusion parts you grab along the way.

Tuning adds another dimension to the whole affair, but not enough to significantly throw you off course. If you just keep plowing ahead, you'll be able to take down all the crews in the game eventually and figure out what happened to your friends' stolen cars.

The Live Race mode, however, is a different beast. In contrast to some other mobile racing games, it provides CSR Racing 2 with a true multiplayer experience, allowing you to race head to head with a live human opponent at any time (or at least any time the servers are functioning properly).

Tower Defense Generals is now available for iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 10th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’re a fan of games like Kingdom Rush and Plants vs. Zombies, Gamespire’s Tower Defense Generals should keep your taste for tower defence ticking over. Arriving on Android earlier this year, the game has now launched on iOS, so it’s good news for the Apple army.

Tower Defense Generals stays true to the tried-and-tested formula of TD games. You’re trusted with keeping a colony safe from invading enemies. You do that by deploying defensive tower units, equipped with turrets unleashing everything from lasers to missiles at whatever comes your way. Use the 12 different towers available strategically to stop each wave of baddies breaching the colony gate. Each time you blow an enemy unit to pieces, you’re rewarded with dollars to spend on upgrades. Let one unit slip by intact and roll into the colony compound, though, and you’ll lose a life. Lose all your lives and its mission over.

There are 20 types of enemy unit keen to see you fail, so you’ve got to use your towers, upgrades and reinforcements wisely during the 26 levels. Tower Defense Generals has three difficult levels so you can ramp up the challenge if you’re after a real battle. Mission terrains vary from sun-baked desert to chilly tundra, all rendered in high definition 3D.

Do your civic duty and save the colony from marauding militants by downloading Tower Defense Generals and blowing them to kingdom come. You can download it for free on Android - and now iOS too.

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

Bowmasters character guide: All the archers you could ever want

Posted by Nicholas Tylwalk on August 10th, 2017
+ 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.

Update 08/09/17 - This list now contains all of the characters currently available in the game!

Drag racing is devilishly destructive in Carmageddon: Crashers, available now on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 7th, 2017
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Fans of cars that crash and bash will want to take note from today, as the latest entry in the cult-classic Carmageddon series races its way back onto smartphone screens. Developed by the same team who introduced us to the original controversial car craziness back in the PlayStation One era, Carmageddon: Crashers seeks to reinvent the dreary drag-racing genre once and for all.

Tasking players to work their way up through the ranks of the Crashers League, in this particular drag racer having a death wish might just come in handy. You see, rather than start alongside one another, Carmageddon: Crashers has its players start at opposite ends of the drag strip, and race straight at one another. Your only hope is to put pedal to the metal, and let the smashtastic action come forth.

Helping you vanquish any vehicle in your path is a whole host of power ups, which, if used correctly, can help to boost any car’s impact force. This is in addition to a slew of shiny visual enhancements that are waiting to be unlocked. But be warned, once going bonnet to bonnet with Carmageddon: Crashers’ various mini and zone bosses, they might not stay shiny for long.

The game pushes the potential of mobile graphical capability firmly to the limit, rendering a wild variety of classic collectable Carmageddon cars in full 3D to help bring players closer to the tyre-squealing action. It’s drag racing with a difference, tasking players to wreck or be wrecked.

Embrace your inner speed demon from today, Carmageddon: Crashers is available for free now on iOS and Android devices.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

Mobius Final Fantasy begins a month of rewards to celebrate its anniversary

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 3rd, 2017
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Those hankering for a AAA Final Fantasy experience on mobile should have hopefully already dipped their toe into the waters of Square Enix’s Mobius Final Fantasy. An episodic mobile take on the longstanding Japanese series, the game has already enjoyed a player base of over 10 million and is now celebrating its one-year anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, plenty of limited-time treats have come to the game for all Warriors of Light to enjoy.

Knight Fever Beginner’s Guide - how to hack and slash your way to victory

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 28th, 2017

Knight Fever is a thrilling new mobile RPG from Webzen, featuring colorful pixelated sprites and some of the most innovative combat we’ve seen in modern RPGs to date. It’s full of swords and sorcery and other fantastical feats.

Given the game’s unique, multi-level gameplay, though, you might need some help mastering the game. That’s where we come in. We’ve got some pro-tips to help you build a master fighter, maximize your skills, collect rare items, and more. Off we go!

Characters and Skills

Each of your heroes has unique abilities that can be used to your advantage in the heat of battle.

Use Meow’s Bloodcurdling Shout to damage and destroy traps before they become a problem. Ecst’s Revenge ability can blast through barriers and shields, damaging even the toughest foes. Or use Enya’s Quackquack skill to learn an additional skill after levelling up. Don’t forget that Khrat can hit three lanes at once, which is perfect if you’re being swarmed by monsters. The possibilities are nearly endless.

It’s important to experiment with different combinations of heroes. This will help you clear stages you may be having trouble with.

The Tower of Fame

The Tower of Fame, should you choose to take on this special challenge, has some special features you won’t find in normal stages.

Remember that you can taunt monsters into the Recovery Lane in the Tower of Fame, and that you can enter the Tower as soon as you clear the “Butcher” quest.

Spend some time in this special dungeon and you’ll be rewarded handsomely with gems and other useful items.

Items

Items are essential for adventurers out in the field, and there are some handy tricks to help you kit yourself out. Take every opportunity you can to watch ads -- it’s a fantastic way to get some free cubes.

You also have the chance to win a legendary item every four hours by visiting the Peddler. The Weekly Login Book provides another chance for exclusive items simply by logging into the game each day.

Taking all of this free stuff is well and good, but the generous are well-rewarded, too. Send a Gift Box along to one of your friends in the game, and you’ll receive one too. Now that’s a pretty swell deal.

Leveling Up and Progress

Because all of your heroes have such useful abilities, it’s a good idea to level all of them up equally. Then, if you want to change up your party for a new strategy, you won’t be weakened by lower-levelled characters you may have neglected.

To ease the leveling-up process, you can use the GO button in the Quests menu to teleport to your desired stage. It makes grinding much more hassle-free. Don’t forget that your Cookies will be completely refilled if your Party Level increases, too.

Once you reach level 10, you’ll need an additive to continue enhancing your equipment, though, so plan accordingly.

As you become tougher, you’ll have access to fresh challenges that offer even more impressive rewards. Once you finish a chapter in Normal Mode, and you can go back and try it on Hard Mode for added bonuses.

Last, but certainly not least, if you get your VIP level high enough, you’ll have access to Bonus hero challenge counts in the Gold Dungeon, which, yes, will net you much more gold.

Knight Fever definitely doesn’t skimp on the content, and there’s a grand journey ahead of you if you want to become the ultimate hero. Use our tips to level up and collect rare weapons, and you’ll be leading the pack in good time. Happy questing!

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

MU Origin celebrates its first birthday with presents for players

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 28th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

A year ago, Seoul-based publisher Webzen added to its MU franchise with an MMO for the mobile platform. MU Origin features elements from its 2003 predecessor, updated to fit in amongst other modern freemium fantasy-action apps. You loot dungeons, maim monsters and level up, and up, and up. Having reached the grand old age of 1, close to 2 million players have hacked and slashed their way across the lands of MU Origin. In fact, gamers have notched up a combined playtime of over 7000 years! That’s enough time to build 38 Towers of Pisa (and probably straighten up the wonky one, too).

In celebration of MU Origin’s anniversary, Webzen is rewarding players with a load of freebies, bonuses and discounts from the 28th of July to the 3rd of August. Just logging in daily during the event period will net you a reward. You’ll gain additional awards based on your Talisman tier and VIP level too. Playing Colosseum, Epic Chest Point, Party Dungeon and Exchange promises double the points, rewards and duration.

As an incentive to spread the news, Webzen is rewarding players who share the MU Origin anniversary infographic on Facebook. Just post your character details in the comments so the developers know where to chuck your gift. You can also share a screenshot of your character beside the new anniversary title to receive additional rewards.

If you’re looking for an MMORPG to distract you from the things in life that don’t involve exploring dungeons and swinging swords, MU Origin is free to download from Google Play and the App Store.

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

Command your own fantasy army in Minions & Mayhem

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 10th, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’ve ever dreamt of leading your own fantasy army to glorious victory, now’s your chance. Avid.ly’s new RTS, Minions & Mayhem, has just soft-launched in the UK. If you’re situated on the British Isles, you can try the game out for yourself right now on both iOS and Android.

Minions & Mayhem is a brightly colored real-time tactical battler set in a fantastical land. Your goal is to amass an impressive army. Gain the loyalty of dozens of heroes, building up a strong fighting force, whether you choose to depend on magic, physical strength, or both. You’re the leader, and the game leaves every choice up to you.

You can build up a massive army from the game’s any heroes. There are a number of fantastical classes and races to choose from -- wizards, ninjas, orcs, and the undead are just a few of the possibilities. Just remember that when it comes to Minions & Mayhem, it’s the quality of your warriors that truly matters.

Every critical strategic choice is left up to the player. You choose who joins your army, which combinations work the best, and where your army is placed on the battlefield. It’s vital to be keyed into every aspect of battle, especially when you’ll be engaging real-life opponents in the game’s 2 vs. 2 challenges. If it’s peace you seek, though, you can join a guild and team up with like-minded armies.

Minions & Mayhem’s beta test will be expanding to other regions soon, so stay tuned.

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

Armored Kitten wants you to pounce on some zombies; launches today

Posted by Andreea Ghiurca on July 6th, 2017
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It’s time to suit up and get ready to guide a cute and cuddly kitty through raging gunfights against hordes of zombies and other nasty monsters in Armored Kitten, the latest title from GameSpire.

This thrilling twin stick shooter will test your mettle as you work your way through the “Massacre” single player campaign. All you have to rely on is the gun in your paws and your instincts as you make your way through a series of unique environments that are fully destructible. Locales like Mars’ Surface, the Bio Lab, and Hydroponic Garden are sure to all present their own unique challenges, whether that means tricky monsters or environmental tests.

Once you’ve mastered that, you may want to give Survival Mode a go, which presents a dastardly arcade challenge. The goal is to kill as many monsters across a host of procedurally generated levels before you die. Can you beat your personal high score?

You won’t have to go into battle unaided, though. There are over 20 weapons to unlock, each with their own unique strengths. On top of that, you’ll find a dizzying number of armour sets and combat skills on your adventures that will give you the option to customize the Armored Kitten of your dreams, and jump into battle with your own tailored strategies.

Armored Kitten could very well be the charming summer hit you need for those lazy dog days. It’s out on the App Store and Google Play right now.

Test your pop culture knowledge with Font Mystery

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 3rd, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Like fellow French duo Daft Punk, the Creative Brothers pool their collective brainpower to create stuff for people to play. Rather than an album of disco plunderphonics, though, the developer double-act has released a fun new app called Font Mystery. The game has just received its worldwide release on the App Store and Google Play, and is free to play.

Font Mystery challenges players with recognisable fonts from the spectrum of pop culture, so fans of Logo Quiz will find themselves in familiar territory. There are different categories to choose from, including films, video games, books and TV programmes. You’re presented with a sentence in black-and-white text, and have to use the letters available onscreen to write the answer. The phrases themselves offer a hint – for example, ‘hilarious green disguise’ in familiar wonky typeface for The Mask, or ‘a movie with dinosaurs’ in that iconic tribal font for Jurassic Park. There are additional hints available if you get stuck, and additional difficulty settings if you’re a pop culture buff looking for more of a challenge.

Font Mystery boasts 150 fonts and 200 levels to complete, with various achievements and themes to unlock. Although it’s single player, it’s also the perfect game for casual get togethers, letting you test your friends and family on their knowledge, or getting them to help you out when you’re stuck.

Font Mystery is the perfect way to find out if you know your famous film fonts from your top telly typefaces. It’s available for free for Android and iOS in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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

Dive into epic summer adventure with Oceans & Empires’ new update

Posted by Andreea Ghiurca on June 28th, 2017
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Summer may be the best time to enjoy ocean adventures, and now you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home, thanks to the folks at Joycity, creators of Oceans & Empires. The old-timey naval MMO is getting a sizable new June Grand Update that brings a host of new gameplay elements, just in time for vacation.

Players will team up this summer to take on Aestaros, a new Boss Monster challenging adventures to a Rally Attack. Players have to work together in perfect unison to take down the beast, but fortunately that’s made easier with the addition of the new global chat system that lets all players talk, regardless of their server. A new preset function works to streamline combat, too, allowing players to swap between Skill palettes with a single tap of their finger. If you're itching to get new loot in Alliance battles, you now only need to be VIP level four, rather than eight, to “Receive All” on Alliance rewards.

Ships get a boost too, now that you can add figureheads to give your ship a unique look and new buffs. You can rename each ship you add to your fleet, too, to keep things nice and organized. There are other new buffs and items to discover outside of these figureheads, though, including Ship DurabilityBuffs, along with items such as Voyage Speed Up 75% and Random Equipment Ticket.

Smaller adjustments like enhanced purchase methods and the option to retrieve inactive Alliance Buildings give even more incentive to dust off your battleship and set sail.

Oceans & Empires is available to download on iOS and Android.

Solve the disappearance of history’s greatest creator in The House of Da Vinci, available now on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2017
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Blue Brain Games invites you to indulge in an immersive hands-on 3D puzzle adventure in similar vein to The Room series, with its debut release The House of Da Vinci. Set during the historic period of the Italian Renaissance (when Leonardo himself lived and worked) you take up the role as the great inventor’s assistant, seeking to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance.

The highly anticipated finished product of a successful Kickstarter campaign, The House of Da Vinci sees you brush up against a series of elaborate and authentically detailed puzzles, daringly realised in full 3D graphics. Your journey to discover what really happened will see you hunt down lockboxes, overcome inventions, and untangle complex machines amidst what may be the most accurate and truly convincing representation of 16th century Florence ever seen in a game.

The House of Da Vinci’s music, architecture, and environmental design all take influence from early 16th century manuscripts and inventions along with some of Da Vinci’s actual concepts. This is in the effort to immerse and whisk players away further when undertaking an adventurous and mysterious first person journey that will see you asking all kinds of questions. Was Da Vinci transported elsewhere? Assassinated by the Church? Or is there something much larger at play?

Intuitive touch controls aim to let players make light work of traversing the plentiful nooks and crannies present in Leonardo’s library and workshop, with simple taps and swipes placing you at the forefront of discovery. Examine every model, escape devious traps, and solve intricate riddles. Will you do Da Vinci proud as his one and only protégé?

Many a mind-bending riddle awaits you in The House of Da Vinci, available to download and experience now on iOS, with a release on Android, PC, and Mac also to come very soon.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

MU Origin’s new update offers exciting changes for new and old players alike

Posted by Andreea Ghiurca on June 20th, 2017
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MU Origin is kicking off the summer with style. Its latest update is a real doozy, offering up plenty of fresh content. New challenges, some extra help for newcomers, and new costumes are just a few of the things you will find in the new patch.

Players will now be able to join upwards of 100 other players in the Land of Ordeal, a new Server Boss Field that features five new boss monsters. This event is open on Saturdays and Sundays by registration only (you can do so in-app). Players get 30 minutes to work together to defeat the five bosses and their accompanying monster minions. Loot and treasure await those who dole out the most damage.

For those with more experience under their belts, the new all-server area, Kalutan, might appeal. Accessible by players of 10 Rebirth or higher who pay the 15,000 Zen entrance fee, Kalutan allows you to group up with folks across all servers.

If you’re starting fresh, fear not. You haven’t been forgotten. The update also introduces the New Warrior Event, designed with beginners in mind. This seven day event kicks in after you create a new character and provides support for newbies by way of Login Rewards, Recharge Rewards, 7-Day Goals, and 7-Day Limited Sales.

No MMORPG is complete without a place to call home in between all of that adventuring. You can do just that with the new Domain System, a new base-building feature. Players hire workers to develop up to four buildings -- an Observatory, Tower of Magic, Gate of Ordeal, and Tower of Battle. As you develop these new constructs you’ll gain Star Essence, Gems, Achievements, or Fame.