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Tako Bubble guide - Tips and Tricks to Save Your Lives

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 17th, 2018

Tako Bubble is a pretty simple and fun puzzler, but the game can get downright devious with its puzzle design. If you insist on not paying for the game and want to manage your lives appropriately, check out these tips so you can avoid getting stuck watching ads.

Look before you leap

One of the greatest things about Tako Bubble is its visual design. Not only is everything cute and colorful, but it is also remarkably communicative. Be on the lookout for x’s that appear in spaces nearby or cracks in certain tiles before you start swiping around and collecting bubbles. Take your time, look things over, and plot out a course of action. This will make sure you don’t trap yourself in an unwinnable situation.

Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

In Tako Bubble, you want to collect as many bubbles as possible, but it’s not necessary to collect everything to reach the next level. All you have to do is collect the colorful bubbles in order to proceed. All of the other bubbles on a level might be tempting to go after, but they also present opportunities for you to die, so focus on getting through a level rather than perfecting it. You’ll last longer that way.

When all else fails, restart

If saving lives if your priority, then never die! You can do this easily by using Tako Bubble’s restart button. Pressing this button might make you have to retrace some of your steps, but at least using it doesn’t consume any of your precious lives. Use it as often as you need!

Get the hint

Certain levels of Tako Bubble bring up a little lightbulb icon at the top of the screen. This icon exists to give you hints on how to solve the level, so make sure you use it whenever you can. Any additional amount of information can be the difference between surviving a level and wasting a life.

Let Them Come Guide - How to survive against overwhelming odds

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 13th, 2018

Let Them Come is all about making it as far as possible against overwhelming odds. Check out some of these tips to help you last a little longer in your unwinnable fight:

Shoot the small stuff

There’s a huge variety of alien scum to mow down in Let Them Come, but one of the trickiest to deal with can be the Spiderling. These tiny little guys may not look like much, but they can end your run quickly if you don’t spot them and kill them on sight. Melee weapons can be effective once Spiderlings get close, but waves feel easier if you take them out from a distance with a few rounds.

You have to spend money to make money

Between deaths in Let Them Come, you can buy all kinds of upgrades, and you should never waste an opportunity to buy something. Most upgrades will get you further in the game’s Campaign Mode, regardless of whether it fits your particularly playstyle or not, and getting further leads you to more money. Just do it.

Don’t invest too heavily in consumables

Some of Let Them Come’s upgrades unlock special ammunition or explosives, which you have to buy more of over time. Trying to refill all of your special ammo supplies constantly can exhaust your funds and keep you from getting new and improved upgrades, which is something you should try to avoid.

Undo the upgrades

If you’re playing Let Them Come in Campaign Mode and you are unsure of whether you’ll like a certain upgrade or not, don’t worry about it! At any time between rounds, you can open up your upgrade screen and sell back any and every upgrade you purchase and get a full refund. The only exception to this is consumable items. You can’t sell back what you already used, so be careful!

Antihero Guide - Sneaky tricks to get ahead of the competition

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 10th, 2018

Games of Antihero start out small and streamlined, but they quickly turn into long strategic conquests as you fight for control of the Victorian-era streets. If you find yourself struggling in the skullduggery department, here are a few things you can do to make sure you can get one over on your competition:

Set up an economy

Even though Antihero deals a lot with stealing and killing, your success is more often determined by how quickly you can expand your reach. Infiltrating businesses early to snag bonuses and generate a steady flow of income should take priority over burglarizing or killing your opponent’s units.

Pay attention to footprints

Whenever it’s your turn in Antihero, red footprints mark the spots on the map that you and your opponent can both see. Keeping this in mind, you want to be careful not to leave out units or perform actions in these spaces unless you don’t mind your opponent seeing what you’re up to.

Know your map

If you’re bouncing between a bunch of different matches of Antihero, you may just forget that different maps in Antihero offer different goals to complete for victory. If you play on the Wharf, for example, you can steal cargo to earn points. Similarly, you can burgle invites to a masquerade when playing the Masquerade map. It might feel easier to forgo these objectives in favor of the familiar ones on every map, but that just gives your enemy and advantage. Fight for every objective to secure victory.

Play to win

This might sound self-explanatory, but it’s something players might still forget about in this game. Antihero has a sizeable upgrade tree, and it can be tempting to chase those upgrades instead of focusing on securing victory points. Although it is certainly useful to hire a second gang or purchase additional action points, all that is for naught if earning those upgrades means passing up an opportunity to score against your opponent.

Antihero review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SLOW SNEAKING
Antihero is a fun enough digital board game if you have the patience for it.
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Card City Nights 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A NIGHT TO YOURSELF
Card City Nights 2 is a great little card game, provided you’re cool with playing solo.
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Strain Tactics review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 3rd, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TURBULENT TACTICS
Strain Tactics is a playground of strategic possibility, but that also means you have to contend with some jank.
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Warhammer Quest 2 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 25th, 2017
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: SLOW STRATEGY
This strategy game feels old, rickety, and bland all over.
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Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: OUT OF THIS WORLD
Halcyon 6 draws inspiration from strategy classics in all the right ways.
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Underhand review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOD HAND
Underhand is a unique take on the Reigns formula and it's 100% free.
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Flame Versus Blaze review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 11th, 2017
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: FLAME VS BLASÉ
This colorful MOBA just isn't as slick as the competition.
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Naval Storm TD sails onto Android today

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 5th, 2017

Naval Storm TD is ready to take the world of naval strategy games by storm. GameSpire’s latest game is the first and only naval tower defense game you’ll find anywhere, and Naval Storm TD is all set to become the next big thing in strategy games with its deep strategy and stunning graphics.

Set on an island in the midst of war, you’ll need to buff up your defenses to protect yourself from the enemy armies heading your way. Naval Storm TD features a huge variety of enemy units. You’ll be facing off against anything from submarines to helicopters to hulking armored cruisers.

In order to build up your defenses, Naval Storm TD gives you access to a free construction mode, which allows you to place turrets and other platforms around your tower any way you like. You’re free to build whichever sort of defense you manage to dream up, especially with a wide array of upgrade paths for your units. Naval Storm TD leaves the player with loads of options for customizing each and every battle. Plus, you can aid your defenses with an exciting array of weapons featuring anything from machine guns to torpedoes.

Play through 32 levels jam-packed with action and gorgeous 3D environments -- over the course of the game you’ll travel to flooded mountain vistas, freezing Antarctic islands, to name but a few.

Are you ready to head to war? Naval Storm TD is free-to-play, and you can grab it right now on Android.

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

Art of War: Red Tides review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 2nd, 2017
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: CRASH ROYALE
There's a lot going on in this strategy game, which makes it both confusing and unstable.
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Stormbound review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 21st, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CARD CRAWL
This card game has some good core concepts, but it poorly paced for mobile play.
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Eight-Minute Empire review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 15th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TINY TACTICS
This empire-building game is a faithful port of a kind of shallow game.
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Iron Marines review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 14th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STREAMLINED STARCRAFT
Iron Marines may just be the best real-time strategy game on the App Store.
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