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Knights Chronicle Guide - How to get started getting into fighting shape

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 21st, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CHRONIC COLLECTING :: Read Review »

Knights Chronicle is a mess of esoteric free-to-play systems that somehow manages to be a fun and satisfying rpg. In order to have said fun though, there's quite a few things you need to understand that the game itself isn't very good at doing, like at all. Luckily, we here at 148Apps have been digging deep into the game and figuring out exactly what you should know to get started having a blast with Knights Chronicle:

BlazeFury guide - How to wrap your mind around this odd shmup

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 12th, 2018

BlazeFury is a unique take on the shmup genre, so it’s pretty easy to be confused about how you should play it. Fear not though, dear reader. These tips below will make you a dogfighting champion in no time.

Missiles are the best

The best way to start progressing quickly in BlazeFury is to invest in the right weapons. Since enemies get harder and harder, and there’s no real way to fight back without upgrading your own arsenal, you want to be sure you’re making the best investments possible.

From my experience, the missiles are the best weapon for you to unlock and continuously upgrade. Not only do they pack a punch against enemies, but they also do a great deal of splash damage, which can help you take down enemies that you aren’t even targeting.

Pocket Run Pool guide - Tips and Tricks for Beginner Billiardist

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 29th, 2018

Zach Gage has made quite a name for himself by taking familiar games, tweaking them just so, and packaging the whole thing up in his signature style. Pocket Run Pool is his latest creation, which takes billiards and turns it into an extremely compelling solo score chaser. If you’ve just recently picked the game up and are looking to improve your game, keep the following tips in mind.

Everything you need to know to win in Disney Heroes: Battle Mode for mobile - Hints, tips, and cheats

Posted by Harry Slater on May 21st, 2018

Disney Heroes: Battle Mode might not be the most original game in the world, but it does have an intriguing compulsion to it that's going to make you want to push you deeper into the experience. Plus there are loads of Disney heroes for you to collect and train, which is pretty entertaining in and of itself.

But there's a lot to take in in the game, and it's pretty easy to get confused with the different game modes and currencies that the game throws at you. Which is where this guide comes in. We're going to walk through everything you need to know to make sure you're going to have the strongest team, the richest coffers, and the best time when you're playing.

Super Hydorah guide - How to straighten up and fly right

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 11th, 2018

Super Hydorah is an old-school shooter in almost every way imaginable. This means that it can be quite tough and unforgiving at times. If you find yourself struggling in the game, feel free to try out some of these tips to help you have a better time with it.

Don't be afraid of Easy Mode

Upon learning that Super Hydorah has an Easy Mode, you might reflexively avoid it and go with the game's Normal Mode, but this is most likely a mistake. Unless you are a seasoned shooter player or you've already been through Super Hydorah once, Easy Mode is the way to go.

Easy Mode grants you a rechargable shield, which can allow you to get further into levels more easily. You may not rack up quite as much score, but going through Super Hydorah on an easier difficulty can definitely help prepare you for subsequent runs on Normal Mode.

Paladins Strike guide - How to achieve team victory

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 7th, 2018

Paladins Strike is an interesting hybrid between a hero shooter and MOBA. If you go into the game not knowing this, it could be hard to know exactly how you should be playing it. With these tips though, you’ll have a solid handle on the game in no time.

More shooter than MOBA

Although Paladins Strike may appear to be more of a MOBA than a shooter, the opposite is actually true. The only real MOBA bits in this game are the camera angle, your ability to upgrade your hero as you level up, and the presence of tall grass, which you can use to hide in to ambush enemies.

That said, Paladins Strike still isn’t a full-on shooter. You have limited shots of your primary weapon that recharge over time, so you need to be careful about how often to use your regular attacks. So, though it may be tempting to try and run your gun your way through the game, you should focus more on your hero powers and teamwork to win matches.

Galaxy.io Space Arena guide - How to survive in this space shooter

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 27th, 2018

The “.io” concept that essentially began with Agar.io back in 2015, but since then it’s been going strong. Tons of games have been coming out that adopt its permadeath multiplayer gameplay formula, and many have even just attached an “.io” to the end of their name to let people know what they’re in for.

The latest of these games to come out is Galaxy.io Space Arena, which shoves many of the base concepts of an “.io” game into a rather nice-looking space shooter. There are a few unique aspects to Galaxy.io though, so check out this guide to help you in your quest for galactic domination against others online.

Project Highrise guide - How to get started on ground floor

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2018

Project Highrise gives you a lot of tools and deep systems to grapple with while building the skyscraper of your dreams, but in doing so, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. As we dumped time into the game while reviewing it, we came up with this list of tips that should be good for getting you started with the game:

Builders can be finicky

The one constant in every Project Highrise building is the presence of a construction crew. These are the people that follow your directions when it comes to building new floors, installing apartments, outfitting offices, etc. They are the true key to your success in the game, but they aren’t always the easiest people to control.

Since you have no direct control over builders, they choose when to work and what to work on. The main things you need to know about their habits are that your builders generally work on projects in the order that you mark things for construction, and they won’t work tirelessly. Every once in a while they’ll want to take a break. Keeping these things in mind, make sure you build things in the order that you want them to go up and make sure you don’t wait to the last minute to build crucial additions to your building.

Ava Airborne guide - Tips and tricks to soar onto the leaderboards

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 5th, 2018

Ava Airborne is an endless runner much in the same vein as something like Alto's Odyssey, but instead of riding over the ground with a board of some kind, you pilot a hang glider and try to avoid the ground at all costs. With this new mode of transportation comes some unique gameplay mechanics that make Ava unlike other runners you've played, so make sure to keep the following tips in mind to make sure you soar your way onto the leaderboards:

Focus on unlocks over score

When you're just starting out, the best way to make sure you can maximize your score in Ava Airborne is by not thinking too much about making your runs longer or scoring big. I know, I know, it sounds counterintuitive, but this is because Ava Airborne is full of unlocks and it's best to focus on getting those first to make sure you can have super long, high scoring runs in the future.

You might think that scoring well in the game will lead you to unlocks faster, but that is exactly where you'd be wrong. Ava Airborne is a little nontraditional in its upgrade system in that it only unlocks a maximum of one set of upgrades per flight. So, even if you soar over 10k meters in one run, all of the points you earn will only go as high as your next level before stopping and squandering the rest. So do yourself a favor and focus on the level grind before trying to go big.

Swarm Simulator: Evolution guide - How to play like a good little drone

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 4th, 2018

We all love a good idle game from time to time, don’t we? Good thing there are new and good ones coming out all the time, like Swarm Simulator: Evolution. In this game, you breed humble Drones to gather meat and eventually harness that power to do all kinds of crazy things like travel through time and evolve to higher forms of being. In order to get to these late-game points though, you need to be a good little drone and manage your colony optimally. Here’s exactly how to do that:

Adjust your quantities

Swarm Simulator is all about using your gathered meat and hatched Drones to purchase all kinds of other bugs, like Queens, Locusts, and more. If you want to truly maximize your purchasing potential though, you shouldn’t just buy as much of any one bug or item at every opportunity.

Although the game offers by default to spend all of your gathered resources on buying as much of any one thing as possible, this isn’t always the best idea. To avoid this, you can the purple button in the bottom left of the screen to adjust your quantities. Doing this can allow you to purchase the bugs you need while keeping any resources you need to bank in tact.

Kingpin guide - How to bowl like a champ in this unique runner

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 2nd, 2018

Kingpin Bowling is the a neat arcade runner where you control a bowling ball as you try to hit pins and avoid obstacles to net a high score. Although its gameplay is largely pretty similar to a lot of other runners out there, there are some things about it that make it uniquely challenging. This guide can help you navigate these things though and help make sure you’re a top bowler.

Pin types

Most endless runners want you to go as far as possible to score big, but that’s not quite the case with Kingpin. This game is all about hitting pins, and it couldn’t care less how far you actually roll. If you miss three pins or hit an obstacle, your run is over, and your final score is determined by the pins you hit.

For the most part, each pin is worth one point, but not all pins in Kingpin are created equal. Pins with blue stripes are worth two points each, and pins with golden heads give you five coins when you hit them. Make sure that if you’re going to miss a pin, it’s not one of these special types, as they are much more valuable than the regular, red striped pins.

Honkai Impact 3rd guide - What you need to know to get a head start in this anime brawler

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 30th, 2018

Want a new beat em’ up on mobile? Look no further than Honkai Impact 3rd. This gorgeous anime brawler involves building teams of powerful Valkyries to take down some vicious, futuristic foes. If this sounds like you’re cup of tea, check out this guide to help get you started out on the right foot.

Know your enemy

Honkai Impact 3rd is kind of like Fire Emblem games in that there’s three types of heroes and enemies, with each type being strong or weak against another. In the case of Honkai, Mecha types are strong against Creature types, Creature types are strong against Psychic types, and Psychic types are strong against Mecha types.

In the heat of a battle, it might be hard to recognize enemies by type at first, but if you pay close attention, each enemy has a distinct color scheme that tells you their type. Use that to your advantage to make sure you’re using the right Valkyries against the right foes.

Armello guide - How to make sense of the madness

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 29th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: A SOLID BOARD GAME :: Read Review »

Armello is a richly detailed and complex board game that layers on a ton mechanics and victory conditions such that no two games are alike. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the game uses dice rolls, card draws, and other chance-based systems to determine outcomes. When you first start playing Armello, you might think the key to winning is simply getting lucky, but that’s where you’d be mistaken. Check out some of these tips to help you make the randomness work for you.

Pick the right character

There’s quite a few different characters in Armello, but each of them have their own unique stats and abilities. When playing, you should look to play as characters that help you achieve the goals you tend to pursue in any given match.

Do you usually find yourself dueling other characters? Choose Thane for his high combat stats and his ability to pierce armor with burned sword cards. If you prefer messing with your opponents in subtler ways? Perhaps play as Mercurio to steal their gold. If you’re not sure who to play as just yet, you can also opt to play as Amber while you try to figure things out, as she’s a decent all-around character.

Hints, tips, and tricks for Empires and Puzzles for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 14th, 2018

Empires and Puzzles hints, tips, and tricks

Empires and Puzzles is a slick match-stuff RPG that mixes in a bunch of city-building aspects to keep things fresh. And it's currently the Game of the Day over on the App Store. So, if you're picking it up for the first time today, we thought it'd be a good idea to give you some hints and tips to ensure that you're getting the most out of the experience.

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Pixel Plex Guide - How to Build Better Together

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 13th, 2018

Pixel Plex is the latest city builder that has come to the App Store, and it takes a pretty different tact than the ones that came before it. Instead of being in charge of your own city by yourself, you have to work together with other players to build your city’s greatness, one block at a time. Given this new approach to this kind of game, Pixel Plex can be pretty tough to wrap your mind around, but with these tips, you’ll be on top of things in no time.

Prioritize Resources

In Pixel Plex, each player initially starts with one city block of land to work with, so you really need to make the most of it. Although there may be some variety in the things you can purchase and build on this land, none are as important as buildings that generate resources. Buildings like Lumber Mills, Concrete Factories, and Steel Mills not only produce revenue, but also the raw materials you need to do just about anything else in the game, so focus on those first, and all the other stuff later.