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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes guide - How to power up your forces

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 26th, 2015

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is all about collecting heroes, powering them up, and using them together to defeat your foes.

It's pretty straightforward stuff for the most part, but increasing your characters' stats can be a bit confusing because it isn't explained all that well in the tutorial.

Don't panic - here's a quick guide to help you turn your padawans into jedi knights.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 25th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: THIS IS NOT THE GAME YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
Galaxy of Heroes injects the Star Wars licence into a mobile blueprint, and the result is pretty bland
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Six Star Wars games to keep the Force always with you

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 18th, 2015

With the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, we thought we'd throw together a list of all the best Star Wars games on mobile.

None of these are quite the same flavor of Battlefront, but they create a nice, nostalgic, disturbance in the Force regardless.

How to use Hooks to keep up-to-date about Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 25th, 2015

Hooks is a cool app for anyone looking to know anything about anything without having to look for it. Don't believe me? Let's try it out.

For the purposes of this guide, let's assume we're wanting to know all of the new information that comes out in the lead up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here are some things you can do with Hooks to make you a veritable Jedi of Force Awakens knowledge.

Star Wars: Uprising Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 22nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHALLOW STUFF
Star Wars: Uprising seems initially cool but turns very samey.
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Star Wars: Commander's Latest Update Adds Interplanetary Travel and More

Posted by Rob Rich on July 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLASH OF THE FORCE :: Read Review »

Star Wars: Commander is getting its biggest update yet - this time with interplanetary travel and planetary conflicts.

E3 2015 - EA Presents Minions Paradise and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

Posted by Rob Rich on June 16th, 2015

E3 is in full swing, and Electronic Arts had a pretty big presentation for it. They even included a couple of mobile announcements.

Find Out What Happens After the Fall of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Uprising

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 5th, 2015

Star Wars: Uprising, by Kabam, Disney, and Lucasfilm, continues the indomintable series following "Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi" - but now it takes place before "The Force Awakens."

Disney Celebrates May 4th With Galaxy Sized Sales

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 1st, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLASH OF THE FORCE :: Read Review »

For Star Wars Day, May 4, joinDisney Interactive and Lucasfilm as they celebrate with a whole lot of in=-app sales for their Star Wars apps.

That's no Moon - Topps has Launched Star Wars: Card Trader

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 16th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Star Wars: Card Trader, by The Topps Company, is the new official Star Wars digital trading card app for iOS. Star Wars fans can experience the fun of digitally collecting cards from their favorite films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You'll be able to find the new characters such as BB-8, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Rey, and classics from over 30 years of official-licensed Star Wars trading cards. Every day you'll get a chance to open a free pack and trade them with people all over the world.

“In the same way that digital media is transforming reading books, listening to music, and watching television, Card Trader is revolutionizing Star Wars collecting,” said Michael Bramlage, Vice President of Digital at Topps, in a press release. “Your favorite characters, vehicles, and locations from the Star Wars universe can be collected and traded on your iOS device, from anywhere at any time.”

Star Wars: Card Trader is available now for free on the App Store.

Storm the Halls of Echo Base in First Star Wars: Galactic Defense Event

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 30th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Star Wars: Galactic Defense is getting its first in-game event called Attack on Echo Base. Fans of DeNA's tower defense game will be excited to battle through the snow and ice of planet Hoth. You'll be able to rank up on the leader
boards and earn increased experience, in-game currency and rewards during the event. There is also a special bonus wave on each level where you can score higher than ever and new characters to be used during the event.

Attack on Echo Base is only around for a limited time. You can check it out by playing from 1/28/15 through 2/2/15.

Download Star Wars: Galactic Defense on the App Store for free and join the fight.

148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Gamers

Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2014

Welcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Health Nuts] [Socializers] [Creative Types] [Power Users]

Today’s guide centers around iOS gamers. These are the folks who love their portable games and spend most of their morning commute matching pieces of candy or fighting immortal titans. If you’d like to make the gamer(s) in your life have an overall more pleasant and convenient gaming experience, or simply get them some really cool stuff to play, check out our list below for some ideas.

Stormtroopers Grab Your Blaster Rifles - Star Wars: Galactic Defense Has Been Unleashed!

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 30th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

DeNA, Lucasfilm, and The Walt Disney Company have released Star Wars: Galactic Defense.

Choose to join the light of the dark side in this tower defense game. Players can battle at iconic Star Wars locales and find classic characters as they strive to tip the balance in their side's favor. You can choose to play though the campaign or to connect with your friends online to compete for the top spot on the leader boards.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense adds its own flare to the traditional tower defense genre and brings the excitement that was once limited to a galaxy far, far away, right to your fingertips,“ said Barry Dorf, vice president of partnerships and alliances at DeNA. “The game packs beloved characters, iconic locations, tactical gameplay, and heart-pounding battles into one exciting mobile experience"

You can download Star Wars: Galactic Defense for free from the App Store now.

Star Wars: Commander Adds “Death Troopers” to a New Limited-Time Campaign

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 27th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLASH OF THE FORCE :: Read Review »

The scientists of a secret Imperial research facility on Dandoran have reported an "oopsie" - there's outbreak of zombie Death Troopers!

Star Wars: Commander, by Disney, is getting “The Sickness” Campaign for Halloween. Undead Stormtroopers, infected by an Imperial bioweapons project, are terrorizing the Empire and the Rebellion alike.

The update includes 3 new enemies: Death Troopers, Scout Death Troopers, and Heavy Death Troopers. Both sides are also getting new ships. The Rebel Starship Strike - HWK–290 is a freighter outfitted with incendiary bombs to crush infantry units while the Empire Starship Strike - VT–49 Decimator uses firebombs to wash an area with flame.

You can pick up Star Wars: Commander for free on the App Store, and The Sickness will start spreading this Thursday (10/30).

DeNA, Disney, and LucasFilm are Collaborating to Bring Us Star Wars: Galactic Defense

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 25th, 2014

Three powerhouses, DeNA, Disney, and Lucasfilm, have joined together to develop the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Defense. The tower defense game is rooted in the Star Wars universe and lets the player choose their allegiance between the light and the dark side.

The game will have four different factions, 100 battle scenarios in locations such as Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor, and over 30 different iconic Star Wars characters for you to control. Destroy wave after wave of enemies in both single player mode and online social events where you can earn rewards with rare bonuses. As you play you will be able to level-up your forces and develop your own strategies. Will you focus on forces skills or drive towards more powerful weapons?

There is no set release date as of yet, but it is said that the game will be coming out later this year. You can pre-register on the Star Wars: Galactic Defense website to help unlock bonus content when the game comes out.