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The Walking Dead Pinball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on August 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DECISIONS
Zen Studios is at it again, taking a property that would never seem to work as a pinball table and turning it into an "must play."
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The Wolf Among Us Howls Out 'Cry Wolf', its Season Finale

Posted by Ellis Spice on July 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: INTRIGUING MYSTERY :: Read Review »

The fifth episode of Telltale Game's The Wolf Among Us, 'Cry Wolf', is now available to purchase and play. This episode wraps up this season of the storyline set in the same universe as the 'Fables' series of comic books.

The Wolf Among Us is available to download for $4.99, which gives access to the first episode. Further episodes, including 'Cry Wolf', are available as In-App Purchases for $4.99 each. Alternatively, a multipack of episodes 2-5 is available for $14.99.

Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2's First Episode Arrives on the App Store for $4.99

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 18th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 has arrived! TellTale Games released the first episode for season 2 of its popular Walking Dead episodic video game series. Players take the role of Clementine where they'll meet new survivors, discover new locations, and make decisions that come with consequences throughout the five episode season. Players can pick up the first episode today for $4.99 and purchase the episode 2 multi-pack, containing episodes 2-5, for 25% off its regular price.

This Week at 148Apps: December 9-13, 2013

Posted by Chris Kirby on December 14th, 2013

Apps For The Holidays


The holidays are upon us! How do you know what apps are worth your time and money? Just look to the review team at 148Apps. We sort through the chaos and find the apps you're looking for. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Take a look at what we've been up to this week, and find even more in our Reviews Archive.


Seagate Wireless Plus 1T Wireless Hard Drive

We’ve previously looked at the Sandisk Connect Wireless Drives. Wireless storage is something that many companies are trying out. Seagate takes things to an extreme; giving us a one terabyte drive capable of holding 500 HD movies, then making it portable and wireless. The drive comes with wireless N, which allows much quicker transfer, and also includes a USB 3 connection for the fastest transfer of data when not in wireless mode. In testing, moving media to the drive in wireless mode was nice and speedy. Regular USB was rapid as well, although I could not test out the USB 3. With the terabyte of space, it stored everything I threw at it. --Jeff Scott


Band Stars

Limber up those fingers and start humming vocal exercises, because developers Halfbrick and Six Foot Kid are ready to help indulge everyone’s inner rock and roll superstar. Their newest release, Band Stars, puts players in control of a budding ensemble on the verge of breaking it big. Can this new music management title strike a chord with its audience, or will it simply get lost in the roar of the crowd? Step aside Game Dev Story fans, because there is a new management game in town. This time around, instead of trying to produce fictional games the product is melody. Each band consists of a collection of characters who have different skills that help contribute to the song sculpting experience. Tunes are produced in three stages: writing, recording, and mixing. One musician with high lyrical and creative abilities is assigned to writing a base track while the entire group performs it and a single member polishes the final mix. There is even an option to highlight solos in each performance, just to give the future smash hit a little bit more juice. --Blake Grundman


The Room Two

A year after the runaway success of the original The Room, we find ourselves with a new set of puzzles in the appropriately titled The Room Two. Can it stand up to the exceptional quality of the original, though? Well, yes. It does exactly that. It’s required that I write more than that of course, but fans of the original should stop here and immediately start downloading The Room Two. It’s everything one could hope for from a good sequel; building upon what worked so well for the original. --Jennifer Allen


Olloclip 3-in-1 Macro Lens for iPhone 5

I’m a huge Olloclip fan. I have been so since their first model for the iPhone 4. As an amateur photographer for many years, I’ve gone from film to digital very early on, to a killer DSLR, and now to almost exclusively the iPhone 5. In that time I’ve lost a little bit of the options for creativity on the hardware side, but slowly they are coming back. This latest 3-in-1 Macro lens set really plays to my interests. I love taking creative macro photos, and this lens set will be a great addition to my camera bag. Like the other Olloclip lens sets, this one has three different lenses; all of them macro on this edition. A 7x, 14x, and 21x lens allow varying levels of magnification on the subject. The Olloclip macro set also includes light diffraction hoods for the lenses. This allows the camera to be placed right on the subject but still allow light in. --Jeff Scott


Angry Birds Go!

The latest in the series of games from Finland-based studio Rovio Mobile that took the world by storm with its creation of the Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Go! arrives as a casual racer that still has that unmistakable Rovio touch. Starting out, players can choose to jump right into the race or visit “Toons.tv” – Rovio’s animation service that aims to bring the Angry Birds characters to life in a 52-episode marathon. Jumping in will see one go through a short tutorial consisting of a single solo race, and later having those pesky pigs join in for the ride. --Arron Hirst


The Wolf Among Us

The Wolf Among Us is the latest title from Telltale Games, bringing a story of fairytale fables who live in secret within the real world. This is a five-episode series based on a mature graphic novel series known as Fables. Players take the role of Sheriff Bigby Wolf, previously known as the big bad wolf – a character that is feared and disliked by many. The mood is set early on as players venture into an altercation with another Fable. The decisions made affect the entire story and outcome, so each decision comes with consequences. The story is very intriguing and pulled me in at a hundred percent. It’s a story that turns players into a detective as they try to discover the mystery behind a murder. It definitely takes a dark turn into this world of fairytale characters, and that’s one of the factors that makes discovering what happens next so intriguing. --Andrew Stevens


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If you are looking for the best reviews of Android apps, just head right over to AndroidRundown. Here are just some of the reviews served up this week:


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Any.DO Cal

Any.DO is the development house behind one of the most respected task utilities on Android, and its Android calendar app, Cal, is definitely one that needs to be looked at. Forgive the slobber; this app is gorgeous. It comes in with bright colors, pictures and live animations to complement the default white look of the calendar information. the app automatically pulled information from my selected calendars, and presents them in a slick day-in-week view that can be pulled down to expose a monthly date look. Swiping to the left gives the previous day, while the right predictably brings the next day up, and so and so forth; months can similarly be manipulated in the cal1month view. Events on the calendar are ever so gently color-coded. --Tre Lawrence


Tower Madness

Tower Madness is a tower defence game that looks like a lot of things at the same time. Of course, it’s not exactly easy to stand out from as numerous crowd as tower defence, and it’s not like Tower Madness isn’t trying, but I still found myself drawing parallels to other similar games, and especially Fieldrunners, quite a bit. The story is laconic and ridiculous. Aliens need your sheep, all eight of them, and you need to stop them. The stopping power includes about a dozen different kinds of defences, all of which can be upgraded, and should probably be a lot more interesting to aliens in the first place. The aliens come in waves, being delivered by UFOs, and heading straight to the sheep’s pen, with their walking routes being marked by arrows. When the player places a tower in their way, the aliens find a new path, around it. Thus, playing with tower positions, the player eventually creates a corridor of death that can eradicate even the most resilient of otherworldly scum. --Tony Kuzmin


Aztec Antics

Aztec Antics is an interesting platform-based thriller from Bouncing Ball Games that celebrates the golden days when arcade games ruled the roost. It had a decidedly retro look, with an eye-pleasing array of 2D pixelated graphics making up most the background. The characters are itty bitty things, full of vigor and hungry to move. Blocks form platforms and naturescapes set against a soft background denoting jungle and temples. --Tre Lawrence

And finally, this week Pocket Gamer reviewed The Room Two, GTA: San Andreas, and Angry Birds Go!, picked out the top smartphones you can buy right now, went hands-on with Trials Frontier, and started its complete walkthrough to The Room Two. All that, and loads more, at the Pocket Gamer Week in Review.

The Wolf Among Us Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Andrew Stevens on December 9th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: INTRIGUING MYSTERY
The Wolf Among Us lures players into a fairytale-based murder mystery that has them hooked throughout the entire first episode of a five episode series.
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E3 2013: The Walking Dead 400 Days DLC Details

Posted by Jeff Scott on June 12th, 2013

We got a chance to take a look at off of the 5 story arcs included in the Walking Dead DLC to be released next month, 400 Days. The expansion to season one of The Walking Dead contains the stories of 5 new characters taking place during the first 400 days of the zombie apocalypse. The setting is in and around a truck stop in Georgia near where the events of season one take place.

Though they can be played in any order, the paths of the 5 stories overlap and intermingle in ways that will be both apparent and subtle. Once the story of all five paths is complete, it will tie in to season one and give a good indication of where season two will take us.

The Walking Dead 400 Days will be released to the App Store as a $4.99 IAP in July.

Walking Dead: The Game - Telltale Releases A Vine Teaser

Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 4th, 2013

Touch Arcade reports that Telltale Game's has released a Vine video for The Walking Dead: The Game that tease's either characters from the second season or for something extra that is coming between season one and two. The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2 is set to release this fall while the mysterious something extra should come sometime before that.

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The Walking Dead Now Supports The iPhone 5

Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 16th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GRITTY & COMPELLING :: Read Review »

Walking Dead fans with the iPhone 5 will be happy to learn that The Walking Dead: The Game has been updated, adding support for the iPhone 5. "The Walking Dead: The Game is one of the finer examples of interactive fiction in recent years. Giving players some tough decisions that can have far reaching consequences ensures that every choice made is one that’s pondered thoroughly," said Jennifer Allen, in our review.

App Update: Walking Dead Episode 2 - Starved for Help Now Available

Posted by Jeff Scott on August 30th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GRITTY & COMPELLING :: Read Review »

As we told you earlier in the week, The Walking Dead Episode 2 would be available today. It's out now, available through in-app purchase for $4.99. If you want to save a couple bucks, grab the $14.99 multi-pack -- it will give you episodes 2-5 when released.

Zombie time!

More Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space, Episode 5

Posted by Kevin Stout on April 24th, 2012

Feeling a bit of deja vu? That’s because it was less than a week ago that Jennifer Allen posted that Telltale Games had released episode four of its Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space series, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 4. Now the fifth installment of the popular series has been released, Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 5. These guys are just rapid-firing releasing games about Sam and Max.

This episode is hot and dangerous because Sam and Max are dealing with none other than Hell and Satan himself. The dynamic duo try to bargain for Bosco’s soul and try to escape from the corporate wasteland known as Hell.

The game, of course, features popular mini-game “Whack da Ratz” where users can compete for top scores in the Freelance Police Hall of Fame.

Like previous installments, this game is on the App Store for $4.99. Telltale Games is also the popular developer behind the Back to the Future and Jurassic Park iOS game series.

First Trailer for the Upcoming The Walking Dead Game Revealed

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 21st, 2012

With The Walking Dead TV series' second season coming to a close, fans may be feeling listless, sauntering around without a purpose, wondering just what brains taste like, anyway. Well, for those who can't get enough of the franchise, the first trailer for The Walking Dead game coming from Telltale has been revealed. Showcasing original artwork for the game and providing the first glimpse of the game in motion, it shows that the brutality of the series is well-represented. The games are not based off of the TV show, but features an original story and new characters, taking place in the world of the comic book series. So, there will be thematic similarities, but this is an original story and experience.

The first episode of the game is scheduled to release initially for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 in April, with plans for other platforms announced later. Five episodes are planned in total, to be released monthly. Check out the trailer below, featuring the first glimpses of gameplay. As well, the official site has a video series on what has gone into the development of the game.

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Comes to iOS

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on January 27th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Pro adventure game developers Telltale Games have released the newest chapter of their popular Sam & Max games on iOS. These classically styled adventure games that follow the zany exploits of the sleuthing dog and rabbit duo are generally split up into shorter, episodic titles, and the same is true for this release. Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space - Episode 1 'Ice Station Santa' is the first of five episodes in this new adventure and in this episode, Sam and Max take on none other than the big jolly man himself.

This game will include a core story mode as well as a "Whack da Ratz" mini-game and a soundboard where players can craft their own quotes using character voices from the game. Sam & Max: Beyond Space and Time: Episode 1 is currently available in the iOS app store for $6.99, and is a universal app that can be played on iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

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Monkey Island Tales 2 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on December 19th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: POSSESS IT
Guybrush Threepwood's latest adventure goes from the small screen to the even-smaller screen, with very few compromises made along the way.
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HECTOR: Ep3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on October 6th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FINISH IT
Hector's back, one final time, to save Clappers Wreake from a horrific fate.
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Back to the Future Ep 2 Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Timothy Smith on June 22nd, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BACK AGAIN
Telltale is back with another episode in their well respected series of Back to the Future games. Fans of adventure style games and fans of the classic film trilogy should pay attention.
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