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Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

Star Traders 4X Empires Elite

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This 4X strategy game has surprisingly deep systems, but it all feels as cold and lifeless as its deep space setting.

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It was announced recently that there will, in fact, be a Civilization Revolution 2, and that it will be a mobile-only release. Seeing as Civilization Revolution is a great game, and a slightly more streamlined version of the strategy juggernaut actually seems like a really great fit for mobile anyway, this is exciting news.

What’s even more exciting is that it’s every bit as much of a time-devouring black hole as the original.

civrev201The improvements made to mobile hardware over the past couple of years has Civilization Revolution 2 looking good. Almost as good as the original game did on consoles, actually. The interface has also been significantly improved and functions pretty much the same way you’d expect: tap to select a space to move a unit to, tap again to confirm movement, tap to navigate through menues, etc. An interesting addition is the End Turn button that’s actually more of a switch. To help prevent players from accidentally ending their turn prematurely, you actually have to hold the button down and drag it to the left – not unlike shutting down an iPhone or iPad, actually.

New maps, wonders, special scenarios, and technologies like Modern Warfare and Information Technology are available, as well as two new leaders (JFK and Churchill) that can be unlocked. Multiplayer, however, has been cut out entirely. It seems as though it wasn’t much of a draw on mobile, which means more time and resources for developing the campaign so it’s difficult to get upset over.

If you just can’t wait to get your hands on Civilization Revolution 2, you’re in luck! The game is out this Wednesday, July 2, and will be available for $14.99.

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Duke it Out in Turn-Based Fighter, AERENA: Clash of Champions

Posted by on June 25th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Turn-based strategy game, AERENA: Clash of Champions, is now available on the App Store.

Players can wage war in 10 minute bursts in this tile-based single and multiplayer game. Over 20 different Champions can be used as players fight it out on deadly flying arenas. It should be ideal for gaming while on the move.

AERENA: Clash of Champions promises deep tactical gameplay with live multiplayer complementing single player challenges. Future updates are set to include daily quests and cross-platform play.

AERENA: Clash of Champions is out now and is free from the App Store.

Set for release next month is MMO Steel Avengers, a build-and-conquer strategy game.

A natural disaster has befallen a not too distant future Earth, which means anarchy has broken out. With a battle for survival afoot, it’s down to individuals to attempt to create a new world, which is exactly where the game is focused. Players will be able to build powerful armies, establish a base, research new things, as well as gather resources. After all, resource gathering leads to all the good stuff!

The game also promises an extensive PvP side of things, with alliances also possible for the more peaceful of gamers.

Steel Avengers features 11 different buildings, 29 different technologies, and a fully fledged PvE story comprising of 11 chapters and 176 combat zones.

It’s due out in mid-July, a mere month away, assuming a natural disaster doesn’t actually befall us before that time!

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Farentia Review

Farentia Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Farentia has some interesting ideas sprinkled here and there, but it's not nearly enough to save an otherwise messy strategy game.

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Uppercup Football Review

Uppercup Football Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Minefields, pinball bumpers, bowling balls, and pumpkins are all fair game in the weird and wacky soccer puzzle game.

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PlunderNauts Review

PlunderNauts Review

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PlunderNauts is a very flashy, neon-saturated space pirate game, but what else does it have to offer?

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Make New Allies in the Latest Heroes of Dragon Age Update

Posted by on June 19th, 2014
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Wardens, rejoice! Heroes of Dragon Age, the visually stunning squad-based battle game that Electronic Arts released last year, has received a big update. Now players have access to the Fortify feature, which binds characters or creatures to heroes in your squad and in-turn ups their stats. EA has also improved the Consume ability to add new fortify slots to upgrade your units.

Best of all, now Heroes of Dragon Age offers ally codes. Now you no longer have to wait to battle someone before asking them to join you. Players can send a unique code to their friends to find them in the game. So grab your buddies, fortify some beasts, and battle your way to infamy.

Heroes of Dragon Age is available on the App Store for free.

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Great Little War Game 2 Review

Great Little War Game 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
How does 60 more missions of Rubicon's turn-based strategy formula sound? Good? Then check this game out.

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Pi-Pi-Ee Review

Pi-Pi-Ee Review

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Pi-Pi-Ee successfully balances simple rules with strategic depth.

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GMT Games wants to bring Twilight Struggle, the 2-player cold war strategy game, to iOS. They are Kickstarting the project with a goal of $50,000 to fund Playdek’s development of the game. Backers of $15 or more will receive the ‘What If?’ Expansion designed by the original game’s developers Ananda Gupta and Jason Matthews.

What If? is a new mini-expansion that lets players explore alternate starting situations for the two superpowers. This expansion will contain eight cards, one set of charts and tables, and the rules on how to play.

So far the Kickstarter has reached $169,019 of the original $50,000 goal, five of the stretch goals have been met and several more scenarios have been unlocked.

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source: Kickstarter

Game Insight has revealed the alien enemies players will encounter in their upcoming free-to-play turn-based strategy game X-Mercs: Invasion. In defeating these enemies, players will both continue to defend their homeworld from these invaders and gather further resources to continue development of their underground military base.

X-Mercs: Invasion is set to invade the App Store sometime soon.

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Tales of the Adventure Company Review

Tales of the Adventure Company Review

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This puzzle/rpg demands that players choose their leaders and their turns carefully.

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Outernauts: Monster Battle Review

Outernauts: Monster Battle Review

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A harmonious mix of F2P features lead Outernaut's simple monster battling to victory.

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PSI – Submarine Combat Review

PSI – Submarine Combat Review

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This game is a self-proclaimed love letter to FTL, but with submarines.

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Following on from the mobile MMO Arcane LegendsSpacetime Studios has announced Arcane Battlegrounds: a free-to-play online strategy spin-off for the franchise. Arcane Battlegrounds will let players take control of Warriors, Trolls, and Dragons in real-time battles as they attempt to defend Arlor from a tyrannical ruler. Through use of strategy and cunning, players will build a kingdom and its army, and hopefully bring peace to the region once more.

Gary Gattis, CEO of Spacetime Games, gave this statement on the game:

This new title mixes the compelling storyline and rich fantasy world of Arcane Legends with the explosive and strategic gameplay found in Battle Command. Arcane Battlegrounds will add another pillar to the growing foundation of games we develop and support.

Arcane Battlegrounds is set to become available for iOS within the next few weeks.

Romans In My Carpet! Review

Romans In My Carpet! Review

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Command legions upon legions of tiny Roman armies in a quest to conquer a bedroom in this turn-based, multiplayer-focused strategy game.

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League Of War Review

League Of War Review

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Pit tank against tank in this strategy game that's a little on the shallow side, but not a bad way to spend a few minutes.

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Demons vs Fairyland Review

Demons vs Fairyland Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Demons vs Fairyland is an engaging tower defense game that provides a little bonus: a twisted sense of humor.

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InnoGames has announced their new cross-platform strategy-MMO Rising Generals, designed with the help of Bruce Shelley of Civilization and Age of Empires fame. Built around player-versus-layer combat, players will command planes, tanks, and armored automobiles in worlds that will span 40,000 players each. The game will be cross-platform between iOS, Android, and browser, with support for the same account on different platforms for those who aren’t loyal to one electronics company.

A beta for Rising Generals is scheduled for summer 2014.

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Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

Tiny Dice Dungeon Review

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Players must weigh risk vs. reward in this dice-based free-to-play dungeon-crawler.

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Bezircle Review

Bezircle Review

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Capturing orbs by circling them shouldn't be quite so much fun or as tactical, but Bezircle does a fine job of offering both.

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Metal Slug Defense Review

Metal Slug Defense Review

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Metal Slug Defense successfully combines the spirit of its run-and-gun predecessors with a competent set of strategy mechanics.

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If there’s one thing you need to know about FTL, it’s that it’s a fantastic game. A very close second thing you really need to know is that it’s about as unforgiving as that one extremely tough grade-school teacher that never gave anyone a break. Don’t play innocent, we’ve all had one.

So, while we here at 148Apps wholeheartedly endorse you rushing to the App Store to purchase FTL for your iPad immediately (seriously, go do it if you haven’t already), we also understand that you may have some trouble starting out. Or just in general. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips, tricks, and strategies to hopefully keep your ship and your crew functioning that much longer. Due to the random nature of sector layouts, encounters, and shop inventories there’s no way to guarantee success, but we’re certainly going to do our best for you.

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Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness and Bananas Review

Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness and Bananas Review

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Move your monkeys in time to the beat in this rhythm game/real-time strategy hybrid.

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UFHO2 Review

UFHO2 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
UFHO2 is a turn-based strategy board game that's ruled by randomness, which makes it best suited for local multiplayer.

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Tank Battle: East Front 1943 Review

Tank Battle: East Front 1943 Review

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Hex-based strategy gaming has rarely been as accessible as it is here.

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Tile Temple Tactics Review

Tile Temple Tactics Review

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Surprisingly tactical, Tile Temple Tactics is a fun board game all about gaining the highest scoring tiles.

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Hitman GO Review

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Hitman GO is not the obvious way to do a mobile version of the Hitman series, but it's an incredibly creative and fun game in the long-running franchise.

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Call of Cookie Review

Call of Cookie Review

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Call of Cookie proves that plants aren't the only fighting foods out there.

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