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How to counter the balloon in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 28th, 2016

Balloons are incredibly dangerous. They're airborne, fast, and deal massive damage to your towers if you don't bring them down quickly.

And that's the trick to bringing down a Balloon - get a ranged unit on it as quickly as possible. If you're fast enough, Spear Goblins, Archers, or Minions can get it down before it gets close to your tower.

How to counter the Baby Dragon in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 28th, 2016

The Baby Dragon does decent splash and point damage, has a good amount of health, and is an airborne unit. This makes him an incredibly useful asset for most builds.

Countering it isn't easy though. While Archers and Spear Goblins are pretty good at dealing with most air units, the splash damage from its fireballs make short work of them if you just drop them down.

How to score the most points in Basketball Stars

Posted by Harry Slater on March 26th, 2016

As classic boy band 5ive once said, you've gotta slam dunk the funk.

Now, that might not be possible in Basketball Stars, but accurately shoot the funk to score as many points as possible doesn't have the same ring to it.

But if you're having trouble beating your opponents in Shooting Race, we've got a few tips here to ensure you're always the MVP. And when there's only two players, that's pretty damn important.

Spring into Easter with Rayman Adventure’s exciting and chocolate-obsessed new update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 24th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT SO ADVENTUROUS :: Read Review »

Easter sometimes gets overlooked as Christmas’s slightly more chronologically confused cousin, but a new update for Rayman Adventures is looking to change that.

Rabbids have invaded all the levels in the game and they’ve brought Easter eggs and plenty of other new bits and bobs to make sure you spend the holiday weekend having a sweet time.

If you collect the Easter eggs you can spend them on exciting new Spring-themed treats. There’s a new costume for Teensy that turns him into Rabbiteen, for example.

And there’s a new family of chocolate flavoured Incrediballs for you to collect as well. What’s not to like about chocolate Incrediballs?

The 148Apps Podcast episode one: The Clash of Clash Royale

Posted by Glen Fox on March 22nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ROYALLY FUN :: Read Review »

Boy has 148Apps got a treat in store for you. Today we recorded an off-the-cuff podcast in dedication to Clash Royale - a game that has caused a serious riff amongst a number of Steel Media team members.

Don't despair though, because it lead to this - the first EVER 148Apps Podcast, and we invite you to listen to it despite the fact it's technically terrible, commercially worthless, and full to the absolute brim of complete and utter drivel.

Also, as an extra bonus feature, check out the screenshots below for the full results of our two matches during the podcast and the secret three that happened afterwards in which I utterly thrashed co-host Alex Rennie. Poor Alex.

Want more Clash Royale-related stuff? Then check out our review or the following guides:

How to win every time in Rope Racers

Posted by Gordon Siu on March 22nd, 2016

As the name suggests, Rope Racers challenges you to race against your competitors with Tarzan-stylerope swinging.

Because this method of racing is, well, unconventional to say the least, we’re here to offer you some advice to get you swinging like a monkey.

How to win at Clash Royale

Posted by Alex Rennie on March 22nd, 2016

So, you’ve got Clash Royale. You find yourself playing it while on the toilet, walking the dog, watching TV, even over the dinner table. But you’re not amazing at it yet, and you just have to win that next battle before you go to sleep.

Fear not! For I have taken the time to play this game intensely (for seven whole days) and will share my wisdom. Wisdom that has been gained by various means: Losing a lot of games in a row (and throwing my phone across the room many times), reading other Clash Royale guides, refreshing the Reddit page every 10 minutes, and experimenting with my deck and tactics.

In the interest of fairness, I will disclose that I spent £7.99 on a pack of gems after the first hour of play. Don’t all get angry though - I have a paying job and can afford such luxuries. Plus I wanted to thrash all the weaker players who basically can’t afford such largesse.

It worked - I rapidly moved onto Arena 3, taking many a three crown win with me. However, the fun stopped there. I came across players who actually had tactics, good cards, and more importantly, trolled me excellently when they were winning. The number of ‘crying face emojis’ I had sent to me as a Giant is about to smash my King Tower… well you can probably understand my frustration.

So I researched for my own selfish reasons - I want to be the best in my clan. But, because I’m a nice guy, I’m sharing my findings with you.

I’ll preface - I’m at Arena 5, so don’t be thinking you can rock in here as an Arena 7 player and think this stuff is useful - it’s almost certainly terrible advice for very good players and you can take it with a pinch of salt. For the 99%, it’s invaluable and you will be praising the ground I walk on after reading these delightful tips.

How to stop being a loser at Clash Royale

Posted by Alex Rennie on March 22nd, 2016

So, I can’t help you with general life tips I’m afraid - you’re on your own there. I can stop you looking like a total fool though when you’re playing Clash Royale against yet another opponent with random characters as a screenname - but you have to follow this advice very carefully.

Look at the watch, watch it swing, follow the movement, 3, 2, 1... you’re under my spell.

How to prepare yourself for victory in Clash Royale

Posted by Alex Rennie on March 22nd, 2016

Now we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully you’ve read my other guides where I explain how not to be a loser. If you haven’t, then you’re already a loser and you might as well go right to the bottom of this article and click on the links. Like, right now. Otherwise, feel free to read on...

How to pay to win in Clash Royale

Posted by Alex Rennie on March 22nd, 2016

You’ve come this far, so why are you still playing for free? Come on - you must be able to rustle up a few bucks to splash out on your new addiction.

Cut back on the drugs and alcohol for a couple of days and put the savings towards lovely green gems. Before you go crazy though, read the tips below and make the most of what you’ve got.

How to beat your high score in Handbrake Valet

Posted by Gordon Siu on March 22nd, 2016

Handbrake Valet is a highly addictive game that involves using your car's handbrake to park it in the most flamboyant way possible.

As you’d expect, accidents are bound to happen sooner or later, so we’re here to provide you with some tips to help you rack up some seriously high scores.

Six best new apps on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 21st, 2016

Another week means another selection of Best New Apps to poke through. While Apple gives you almost too much choice when it comes to what new apps to highlight, we’ve narrowed that field down to six. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Six best new games on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 21st, 2016

You’re never short of a new game to play on the App Store and this week is no different! To help you sift through the new entries, we’ve narrowed this week’s Best New Games list down even further to a mere six titles that really stand out.

The best face swap app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 19th, 2016

Swapping faces through various apps is a big deal right now. Mostly because it’s fun to see how silly you can look, right? Countless different apps are available, but how do you know which one is worthy of your time and money?

148Apps can help you out by giving you some insight into three of the biggest Face Swap apps out there, so you know exactly what you’re getting into.

White Day: A Labyrinth Called School is a frantic South Korean horror classic, and it's out now on iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 17th, 2016

If you're in the mood for some cult-classic South Korean horror, then White Day: A Labyrinth Called School is going to be just what you're looking for.

It's a mobile remake of the classic extreme horror game that's gained a sizeable following in the West thanks to its engaging gameplay, Asian motifs, and terrifying story.

This new mobile version looks stunning, polished throughout to a brilliant level of sheen that's likely to put some console games to shame. It's presented in detailed 3D, and it's pretty much guaranteed to scare the pants off you.