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5 best iOS games to play on a plane

Posted by Emily Sowden on August 24th, 2018

Some of you may absolutely leap at the chance to climb onboard an aeroplane. Some of you may not be too thrilled at the idea of flying, but will get on with it without much fuss. Some of you may be paralysed with fear, like me, from the moment you step in the airport.

However you handle flying, this is a handful of games you really shouldn't be without. I mean, it's not the end of the world if you don't have them, but they're good fun and a good distraction for those less tolerable of air travel – trust me.

REACH classic puzzles its way onto mobile devices worldwide

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 16th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Match-3 puzzler REACH classic proved a smash hit during its Canadian soft launch, and now developer B2tGame has brought it to mobile devices worldwide so you can see what all the fuss is about.

After topping the App Store charts for the puzzle, strategy and paid games categories in its home territory, the tile-matching title has brought its brand of accessible colour-combining gameplay to iOS and Android users across the globe.

REACH classic will put your brain through its paces with its strategically-rich gameplay. Players must astutely arrange a never-ending supply of tiles by colour, to prevent them from building up at the top of the screen. If they reach the bottom, you’re done for.

Up Left Out review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on July 11th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLUID AND FUN
Up Left Out may not be the most detailed or complex puzzler on the App Store, but it celebrates simplicity and is a lot of fun
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G30 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on June 4th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EMOTIONAL JOURNEY
G30 is a stark and beautiful puzzler if you're willing to give it the time it needs
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ilu review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on May 8th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SHINE YOUR WAY
ilu is a great puzzler which gives you the freedom to play how you want to
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Supertype review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on May 2nd, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: USE YOUR WORDS
Supertype isn't the word game you expected, but that's kind-of wonderful
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Vandals review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 16th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ARTISTIC PUZZLER
Vandals may take a lot from the GO games' formula, but there's enough here to show it stands on its own two feet
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Trick Shot 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A QUICK
Trick Shot 2 is an easy-to-play and simple puzzler which sticks to what it knows. It may not be particularly advanced, but it's still good fun for what it is.
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Umiro review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on April 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A STRIKING PUZZLER
Umiro is a gorgeous puzzler that, while offering up an interesting experience, ultimately falls a bit flat after a while.
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PAPER Anne is set to charm players all over again with the release of a new fourth chapter

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 6th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’ve ever found yourself needing the perfect mash-up of Paper Mario and LittleBigPlanet, mobile developer UsFun Games might have the answer in theircharming puzzle-platformer PAPER Anne.

Placing you in a papercraft world that’s distraught and in tatters at the hands of the Queen of Hearts, as the titular Anne you’ll work your way through various storybook levels which each present their own mysteries to solve. Most work by having you slide and shift the pieces of the world around you, resulting in a storybook adventure that emphasises puzzles as well as straight platforming.

PAPER Anne’s touch controls make it a breeze to guide Anne safely through the many hazards set in place by the Queen of Hearts which stand in her way. It’s simply a matter of tapping, swiping, and sliding while solving the puzzles and platforming sections in time.

The game recently recently introduced its fourth chapter as part of a recent update, giving those eager to explore more fairy-tale puzzles in PAPER Anne the ability to do so. Don’t be surprised if you come across a cast of completely new characters in addition to those from like The Nutcracker, The Ugly Duckling, and of course, Alice in Wonderland.

If you’ve not yet jumped into PAPER Anne and are considering taking a page out of the game’s book, hop on over to the App Store today.

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

Recently released papercraft puzzler PAPER Anne is now featured on the App Store

Posted by 148Apps Staff on March 2nd, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Heavily inspired by classic children's literature, PAPER Anne is UsFun Games’ new puzzle platformer which transports you into a papercraft world of mystery and fairytales. With nods to the Nut Cracker, Alice in Wonderland, and more, PAPER Anne has finally unfolded its way onto the App Store.

PAPER Anne’s whimsical tale begins when the eponymous Anne finds herself swept up in a familiar tale, told in a very unfamiliar way. Set in a papercraft world where Alice is a no-show and the wickedness of the evil Queen of Hearts has taken hold, it's down to you as the titular Anne to save the day by solving the game's many hand-drawn puzzles and piecing its story together.

Gorogoa review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: EVERY FRAME A PUZZLE
Gorogoa is a beautifully detailed and expressive puzzler.
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A Day in the Woods Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on April 6th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HOP
A Day in the Woods is a great-looking puzzle game that feels a bit too simple.
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Paula Deen Cooks Up a New... Game? Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest Has Hit the App Store

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 12th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Paula Deen, Queen of Southern Cuisine, has launched her first free mobile game - Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest.

She's teamed up with Dream Forge Entertainment to create a match-3 puzzle game where you're trying to discover Paula’s favorite recipes. It has 40 levels that will reward players with downloadable recipe cards so that they can cook alongside Paula. The app will be updated weekly with new new challenges and recipes, and it offers opportunities to win real prizes such as discounts at Paula Deen’s General Store and a chance to cook alongside Paula on the Paula Deen Network.

“I am a gamer at heart and never leave my home without my iPad. Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest is an incredible and one-of-a-kind game that will allow y’all to cook up a storm with me while solving exciting puzzles. Plus, it’s free!” said Paula Deen in a press release.

You can download Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest for free right now.

GDC 2015 - the Stylish and Minimalist Puzzler Mini Metro is Coming to iOS

Posted by Rob Rich on March 3rd, 2015

As a native New Yorker - and by extension, a person who's quite familiar with subway systems - I found the concept of Mini Metro to be instantly appealing. Of course it's only available on Steam. Or at least, it was.

Dinosaur Polo Club has been hard at work bringing the stylish, minimal, and exceedingly clever Mini Metro to iOS. The basic idea is that you have to run a metro subway system by creating train lines that reach different stops, and ferrying riders around before they get too cranky after waiting an age and a half to get to their destination. Easier said than done, obviously.

The build I was able to get our hands on is still in the early stages but it already plays quite well on a touch screen. Dragging new lines around or editing existing ones is pretty fluid, and adding new trains and train cars is quite easy. Keeping everybody happy by balancing your subway lines, not so much.

Mini Metro will be coming to iOS (definitely on the iPad and potentially on the iPhone as well) sometime in Q4 later this year. Keep your eyes peeled for this one. Seriously, they pretty much had to wrestle the iPad away from me after the demo.