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How to spend your gold wisely in Spellbinders

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 5th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Spellbinders is a free to play multiplayer game that's not unlike Clash Royale. You're duking it out against another player in an arena, and spawning units to fight for you using a rechargable energy system. Sound familiar?

Now, if you're looking to win more times than you lose without spending any actual cash, you've come to the right place. Read on for a few tips on how to spend your limited gold wisely.

Prioritise your Titan upgrades

Spellbinders pushes you right from the get go to buy single-use power charges, mana charges, and units to help swing the tide of a single battle in your favour.

We recommend that you use these sparingly, and instead focus on Titan upgrades, which permanently increase your mana capacity and hit points.

When buying consumables, buy in bulk

It's really easy to buy a single mana or power charge from the main menu but the ability to buy them in bulk at a discounted rate is cunningly hid in another menu.

While you won't get a gigantic discount by buying 50 or 100 charges, saving up for a bulk purchase of 300 can save you a whopping 600 gold.

Spend heavily at the end of the week

Spellbinders has a league system that rewards players for their performance in matches over the course of a week. If you want to get in on some of this action, you may want to spend some gold to give yourself an advantage.

Considering the top prize is 100 runes and 1,000 gold, it's definitely worth spending a few hundred gold to help you get to the top spot.

Have some better ideas on how to spend gold in Spellbinders? Share them in the comments below!

How to deal with wind in Angry Birds Action!

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 3rd, 2016

Angry Birds Action! is a physics-based puzzler in which you're tasked with dragging and launching birds around an obstacle-littered field to achieve a set objective.

It's simple enough at first, but when wind gets introduced things can get pretty tricky. Here are some tips to deal with wind-based obstacles.

Go with the flow

The biggest mistake you can make on a windy level is to try and fight the wind. Going against the wind slows your momentum, and prevents you from being able to move, score, and win.

Whenever possible, use the wind to your advantage instead, and only try to fight the wind by moving across or through it, not against it.

Saxophone birds

Another wind element in Angry Birds Action! are saxophone-playing toucans that can kill your progress on a level unless you know how to deal with them.

These birds are a huge nuisance at first, as they put up a wall of sound that can completely halt you in your tracks when you approach it. However, you'll quickly learn that they have a limited lung capacity, so you can get by them no problem if you time things just right.

And that's easy if you remember that everything on the board freezes in place when you go to launch your bird. If you do this right when a toucan is taking a breath, you should be able to launch right by them without getting blown away by a wall of sound.

Patiently clear a path

When faced with a level that has ever-present winds that blow your character toward one side of the screen or the other, the best thing you can really do is try to take out as many obstacles as possible until a path opens up.

Be careful though, as trying to angle your way to your objectives when the wind is blowing will likely get you trapped in a corner wasting turns.

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How to get three stars in every level of Angry Birds Action!

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 3rd, 2016

Angry Birds Action! is, essentially, a pinball-style take on the pull-and-fling action of the original games. When you first boot it up, you'll likely be wondering exactly what it is you have to do to get a good score.

Well, never fear as 148Apps is here to walk you through it, and provide a few tips and tricks to help you get three stars in every level.

Destroy everything

To get a good score in Angry Birds Action!, you need tobump into things and take them out. Crates, stones, blocks of ice, boxes of TNT - basically everything is vulnerable to your bird's dashes, and all of them have a point value.

So, even though the objective of a level may be to recover a certain amount of eggs or collect candies, destroying stuff along the way is key to getting a good score and rating.

Use your birds wisely

As you progress in Angry Birds Action!, you'll unlock new birds, each of which has their own special uses to exploit.

As an example, Bomb the blackbird sets off an explosion when he first collides with an object. You want to use this when there are a lot of obstacles clustered around.

Keep those birds alive

Most levels in Angry Birds Action! have pinball-style bumpers that grant some points and a speed boost when they're hit. Later levels will also include things like poles and cannons that grant you the ability to re-launch your birds at additional obstacles or objectives.

Using these tools is key to nailing a high score since they grant you the ability to keep taking out other parts of the environment without slowing you down or using up a turn. Try to angle shots from cannons or poles so that you rebound into the same or other cannons and poles.

Also, if you're near the end of a level, try angling your bird into a tight space between a wall and a bumper to score a ton of points before closing out the stage.

Have any other tips on how to fly through levels with three stars? Share them in the comments!

The beginner's guide to Warbits

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 30th, 2016

Warbits is a turn-based strategy that's clearly inspired by Nintendo's Advance Wars series. Since turn-based strategy games can be kind of tricky to dive into, see below for a few tips to help you in the beginning.

Positioning is crucial

Positioning is incredibly important in Warbits, as you gain bonuses or advantages against enemies just for standing in the right place, at the right time.

Obvious uses of this are standing in outposts and forests, but less obvious are, say, standing on top of a factory. All of a sudden, you've prevented your enemy from producing any more units!

Plan moves carefully

Think carefully before you move a unit, as you can't take moves back.

You can tap and hold over your and enemy units to examine movement and firing ranges, which can help you determine the safest and most advantageous moves you can make.

Don't spread yourself too thin

Warbits does demand that you expand in order to secure additional resources, but doing so too quickly can leave you very vulnerable to attack.

This game operates using rock-paper-scissors mechanics between all of its units. If you go too far into enemy territory without a well-balanced force, your opponent can easily counter you and set you back.

Infantry and APCs are ALWAYS important

As you get later into any given round in Warbits, it's tempting to solely invest in expensive, powerful units to crush your enemy. While this is a viable strategy, never forget the importance of infantry units and APCs.

Infantry units are the only units that can capture outposts, so their value cannot be overstated. Infantry can also be super useful, as they're the only ground units that can go over mountains and other rocky terrain.

APCs are equally important not only because they can help protect your precious infantry, but also because they are the key to supplying your army of mech and air units. Without APCs, it's very difficult to keep your army loaded up with fuel and ammunition.

Have you commanded and conquered all there is in Warbits? Have some strategic advice? Share it in the comments!

How to survive in LOUD on Planet X

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 26th, 2016

LOUD on Planet X is a hybrid of a tower defense and rhythm game that pits famous indie acts against invading aliens.

You need timing and strategy in this game in order to succeed, things can get pretty overwhelming pretty quickly. Here are some tips to keep yourself from being overrun:

How to get three stars on every song in Loud on Planet X

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 26th, 2016

The tower defence / rhythm hybrid LOUD on Planet X can be pretty overwhelming at first, as it demands that you play strategically and to a beat.

If a high score is what you're looking for, we've got a few tips and tricks to help you get there.

How to gain new abilities in Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 20th, 2016

It's not very clear how to get new abilities when you first start playingMarvel: Avengers Alliance 2, so we at148Appshave gone and broken it all down for you so you can get focusing on the actual meat of the experience - the combat.

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How to recruit heroes in Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2

Posted by Jennifer Allen on April 20th, 2016

There’s a lot going in Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2, with plenty for you to sink your teeth in.

One of the main things you’re going to need to progress is an effective team of heroes by your side, so148Apps is here to guide you through how you can acquire new heroes.

The best card combos in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 19th, 2016

Clash Royale is all about building a deck of units that synergise well. To help you get off to a flying start, we've put together a list of unit combinations that are incredibly effective.

Read on!

How to use Rocket effectively in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 19th, 2016

The Rocket is expensive - but for good reason, as it does a ton of damage. Here's how to use that to your advantage.

How to use Lightning effectively in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 19th, 2016

Lightning is a force to be reckoned with in Clash Royale, doing huge damage to multiple foes.

It isn't the most straightforward card to use though, so here's how to make sure you get the most out of it.

How to use Fireball effectively in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 19th, 2016
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The Fireball is a powerful area-of-effect card that can make a lot of valuable trades if used effectively.

Here's how to do that.

How to use Arrows effectively in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2016

Arrows are a cheap and cheerful means of destroying a horde of weaker units like Minions, Goblins, and Skeletons. Here's how to use it effectively and gain a hefty Elixir advantage.

How to use Rage effectively in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2016

Rage causes all units in its radius to move and attack 40% faster, which can really turn the tide of a battle.

Here's how to use this spell well in most situations.

How to use Freeze effectively in Clash Royale

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 18th, 2016

Freeze is probably the most versatile card in Clash Royale. Here's how you can make it work effectively in your deck.