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Tips and tricks to get a higher score in Tank.io

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 27th, 2016

Tank.iois - you guessed it! - another multiplayer arena battler likeAgar.io and Slither.io. It does differentiate itself by putting you in a tiny tank though, so it's not exactly the same.

To help you get that all-important high score, we've got a few tips and tricks for you.

Start conservatively

When you're just a tiny little tank, you can't really do much against other players. Don't try to pick fights. You'll likely lose.

Instead, you should try to take down the random geometric objects floating around on the map to earn some experience. If you see any tanks early on, just run.

Upgrade guns first

Upgrade your guns before anything else as that will force people to back off, since you can delete them a lot faster.

Upgrading guns also allows you to take down the geometric objects floating around the map faster, which will, in turn, help you level up faster.

Spread gun is king

You can modify your turret when you hit level 10, and then again at 25.

For your first upgrade, we recommend getting the twin front-facing cannons since you'll then dish out twice the firepower. Then, for the second, we recommend the spread gun because it's incredibly hard for opponents to dodge your shots while strafing around them.

Go on the hunt

If you survive long enough to get the spread gun, you'll likely be around the top of the leaderboard. From here, you should be capable of hunting anyone else on that same leaderboard.

Once you've taken out enough of these players, you'll be the top player, and the easiest way to keep it that way is to wander the map destroying every tank you see, especially if they're just below you on the leaderboard.

If you just hang out in one spot, it's always possible that some other tank could be grinding out enough experience to challenge you. Don't let that happen.

Have you topped the Tank.io leaderboards? Do you have other tips for getting and staying there? Share them in the comments!

How to unlock characters in One Tap Tennis

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 27th, 2016

As the title suggests, One Tap Tennis requires only a single tap to play its particular brand of tennis, and rewards you with a ton of unlockable characters if you perform well.

Fortunately for you, we at 148Apps have got a few tips and tricks to help get you up to speed.

Focus on the line

Don't focus on the ball. The perspective makes it really hard to accurately judge where it is, so you're likely to miss your shots.

Instead, focus on that useful little line that scrolls down the screen with the ball. It's a lot more reliable.

Get as many perfect shots as possible

To get a perfect shot you have to time your tap to perfection. Doing this will grant you a bonus that allows you to defeat opponents faster.

Also, you can only unlock certain characters by getting a set number of perfect shots. So try to rack up as many as possible.

When in doubt, play World Ranking Matches

Once you unlock the ability to compete on the leaderboards, you should start your play session there. Not only does that mode grant some bonus characters, but it also serves as good practice for the single player campaign.

The World Ranking Match mode moves so quickly that single player ends up feeling easier as a result. So, if you're ever feel like progress is stalling in single player, popping out to train yourself up on some World Ranking Matches should help a lot.

Are you a One Tap Tennis champion? Have some tips? Share them in the comments.

How to command and conquer in Raid HQ

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 25th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Raid HQ is a satisfyingly deep base building game with over-the-top macho action and explosions. This little free to play bundle gives you a lot to do from managing a squad to building the most powerful base you possibly can.

On top of all of that, you’ll need to manage your resources and hit the high seas to raid other bases. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you keep everything in order.

Keep those builders busy

Your base starts off with only the bare essentials, so make sure you get to work improving your defence right away!

Begin by building all of the different facilities you’ve unlocked so far. Once you have one of each (although a few extra gold mines never hurt), you can start focusing on upgrading. Don’t forget to upgrade your mech as well - it’s your last bastion of defense when enemy raiders come knocking.

Pick the right squad mate for the job

Complete raids and missions and you'll be rewarded you with new squad member cards. You can only bring four of these into a raid with you, so choose carefully.

When going into a raid, it’s important to play against the enemy base’s weaknesses. Check the color of the enemy’s buildings and weapons. You’ll want to choose a team with colors that are strong against the enemy’s before heading into battle for the best results.

Promote your squad

If you want to take on more difficult challenges, you’ll need a hearty team of seasoned fighters. That means you’ll have to promote your squad members to increase their HP and damage per second.

To do so, collect medals by fighting weapons and bases that correspond to your squad member’s color. Fighting red turrets, for example, will reward you with red medals which you can use to promote any of your red team members.

Is your base the envy of your clan members? Share your secrets for success in the comments below!

How to build a successful civilisation in GodFinger 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 24th, 2016

GodFinger 2 grants you godlike powers, leaving you to raise a civilization of followers. In the spirit of games like Black & White, the GodFinger games will see you building bigger and better villages, developing more advanced technology and resources while keeping your followers happy.

Being the creator of worlds is no simple task, but hopefully these tips will ensure that you do a great job.

Stock up on resources

To create more complex items, you’ll need to farm resources. For example, early on you need to grow wheat to make flour, which in turn makes bread to feed your followers. Keep your followers busy early on by steadily farming a supply of wheat, to in turn build up a supply of flour or chicken feed.

Having a stockpile of different resources will give you the items you need while freeing up your followers to take on newer, more exciting tasks as they become available.

Don’t forget to answer prayers

Each follower has their own individual life, with its own individual needs. Your followers will frequently offer up prayers to you, which you can then choose to answer. These prayers usually come in the form of requests for bread or wood, or some sort of other useful item.

Answering these prayers on a regular basis is a great way to keep your followers happy and loyal, but it also grants you coin as well, which can be used to build new structures.

Collect gift boxes

Every few hours the game will grant you with a gift box that will reward you with a handsome gold prize. Be sure to check for this reward in the bottom left corner of your screen every time you check in with the game. It’s easy to miss, but its free gold sitting right at your fingertips!

Playing god means you’ll be juggling a lot of different things. Dropping the ball might mean ruining your followers’ lives - no pressure! Follow the tips above to keep your world running smoothly.

Do you rule your hands with a merciful hand or an iron fist? Let us know your own strategies in the comments below.

How to get all the crabs in Mr Crab 2

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 24th, 2016

Mr. Crab 2 may look like a cutesy platformer for kids, but if you're the kind of person who likes to complete a game 100%, you'll soon realise that it's a tougher than a crustacean's shell.

Read the following tips though, and you'll be well on your way to busting all the little crab's friends out of their cages and owning enough tiny bowler hats to open a hat shop.

How to save lives in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 23rd, 2016

A serious earthquake has struck a nearby town in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor, and it’s up to you to save the victims.

Speeding around town in your ambulance, you’ll have to singlehandedly save a number of lives, performing anything from brain surgery to knee replacements.

Things can be stressful when people’s lives are on the line, so follow these tips to stay cool in the heat of the moment.

Tips and tricks to get a high score in Gravity Switch

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 22nd, 2016

Ketchapp Games loves the endless runner genre. And its newest game, Gravity Switch, is no exception.

Gravity Switch takes a fresh approach, though, as you move a block, suspended in zero gravity, safely through a maze of shifting pillars. If the block hits one of the pillars, or if you’re flung into open space, it’s game over.

You’ll have to regularly remind yourself of the laws of physics while paying careful attention to where the pillars are moving at the same time. It’s not easy, but we have some tips that will help you survive Gravity Switch’s many challenges for longer.

Tips and tricks to get a high score in Smash Fu

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 22nd, 2016

Smash Fu is a high-paced tile-tapping game that requires quick reflexes and some practice. You’ll have to smash bricks with the skill of a seasoned black belt to get a high score.

To raise the stakes a bit, you’ll also have to avoid tapping any dynamite that is thrown your way - missteps can be deadly. Fear not, though. We have a few tips in store that will swiftly get you into fighting shape.

Tips and tricks to help you complete Mekorama

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 21st, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Now that most of us have already finished the lovely Monument Valley (if not, shame on you!), Mekorama is a new puzzle game that does a remarkably good job of scratching that same itch.

Our sister site Pocket Gamer has been running down more specific level-by-level guides to the cute robot puzzler, but here are some general tips to help you muddle through the head-scratching stages.

How to keep the ball rolling in Dropple

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 21st, 2016

If you're new to the minimalist puzzler Dropple, you may find yourself struggling to make it beyond the first couple of steps before your ball falls into the endless abyss below.

But don't worry, we've got you covered. Read on for a handful of tips to help you on your way to becoming a ball-dropping champion.

How not to die in Traffic Rider

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 20th, 2016

Traffic Rider, an Out Run-esque game in which your ride a motorcycle recklessly into trffic, might not seem particularly complicated.

There are, however, some simple tips and tricks you can employ to ensure you're getting the best out of it. Here's how to overtake the competition and outpace death in Traffic Rider.

How to adjust your chess game for Regicide

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 20th, 2016

At first glance you might likenWarhammer 40,000: Regicide to Chess - and you'd be right.

Regicideputs its own spin on the classic board game though, so some of your tried and true methods may not work quite so well here.

Not to worry though, as we've got a few tips and tricks to help you get started.

How to be the best at Bejeweled Stars

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 19th, 2016

Believe it or not, there are people out there who've never played Candy Crush Saga. That may sound like a bold claim, but it's true.

To these people, Bejeweled Stars may seem like a totally alien concept - especially if they've played previous Bejeweled games and are now confronted with this whole new, objective-based gameplay.

If you fall into that category and are feeling slightly overwhelmed, fear not. We have some tips and tricks to help you on your way.

Survival tips and tricks for Hungry Shark World

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 18th, 2016

Hungry Shark World is all about manically gobbling up as much food as you possibly can. It’s a simple concept, but the ocean is fraught with all sorts of dangerous nasties.

Satisfying your appetite can be tough when you’re also dodging water mines, bigger sharks, and spear-throwing scuba divers. Here are a few tips that will keep your belly full and predators at bay.

How to get a better shark in Hungry Shark World

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 17th, 2016

There’s no shortage of things to do in Hungry Shark World, but one of the most important is levelling up your shark and unlocking new breeds.

Building up a fleet of ultra-powerful aquatic predators brings big rewards, so follow these tips to make sure your shark is in tip-top shape.