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sugar (game) review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TOO MUCH SUGAR
This physics puzzler starts out as a sweet surprise but grows stale the further you get into it.

Hundred Days review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WINE TIME
Hundred Days is a satisfying and idyllic management sim about making wine.

I Saw Black Clouds review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 7th, 2021
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: IN THE DARK
Wales Interactive’s latest FMV title is a messy step backward in their catalog.

Pokémon UNITE review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 1st, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MONSTER MOBA
Pokémon UNITE is a solid spin on the MOBA genre, but it feels like it should be more special.

Nauticrawl review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 24th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MYSTERY MECH
Nauticrawl is an immensely rewarding narrative adventure about learning how to drive an otherworldly vehicle to freedom.

The Heroic Legend of Eagarlnia review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 22nd, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: KINGDOM OF KINKS
The Heroic Legend of Eagarlnia is needlessly complicated and clunky in so many ways, but its core mechanic could be strong enough to keep you playing it for hours.

Night in the Woods review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 15th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MOBILE MAE
Infinite Fall’s celebrated narrative adventure finally finds its way to mobile, and it’s a nearly perfect experience that has aged tremendously well.

Dungeons & Miners review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 9th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHALLOW GRAVE
Dungeons & Miners is a conceptually great action roguelite that unfortunately is a little too thin and issue-laden to enjoy properly.

Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 25th, 2021

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Every day, we pick out a curated list of the best mobile discounts on the App Store and post them here. This list won't be comprehensive, but it every game on it is recommended. Feel free to check out the coverage we did on them in the links below to further vet these discounted games before you decide to buy:

Games marked with an asterisk(*) denote that the entire developer/publisher’s catalog is discounted, despite the fact that all of their games may not be listed here.

Steam Link Spotlight - If On a Winter's Night, Four Travelers

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 22nd, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Steam Link Spotlight is a feature where we look at PC games that play exceptionally well using the Steam Link app. Our last entry looked at Ambition - A Minuet in Power. Read about how it plays using Steam Link over here.

This entry focuses on something that might be good to play around Halloween time. If On a Winter's Night, Four Travelers is a dark and macabre point-and-click adventure game that can make your skin crawl. Although it may not look that way at first, this pixel art experience is incredibly detailed and evocative, especially when its vignettes take their dark turns.

Here's what you need to know about Townscaper on iOS

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 21st, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The chill town-building experience Townscaper has finally come to mobile after finding success on PC and console. If you haven't come across gifs or video of it in action, the idea is quite simple. In it, you simply tap around on a body of water to make algorithmically-generated town pieces pop into existence.

Initial taps make a road or walkway pop up, but tapping that roadway makes a house, and then a tower. At any point you can tap elsewhere to begin making new areas to work with, and if they are close enough together they'll pop together and transform into a cohesive whole.

Divinity - Original Sin 2 - Gameplay Journal - Part 14

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 20th, 2021
iPad App - Designed for iPad

When I last touched Divinity - Original Sin 2, I thought I was done with my seafaring shenanigans aboard the Lady Vengeance. I was away from Fort Joy on course for Driftwood, but my journey got interrupted. This entry deals head on with this interruption, as the magisters intercepted me and wanted to bring me down.

As it turns out, the magisters came prepared. This combat encounter documented in the first video of this post is definitely the most challenging Divinity - Original Sin 2 has been to date, to the point that I failed it a couple of times before devising a strategy that allowed me to protect the NPC tasked with devising a magical escape from the fight. This is to say the fight is designed not with victory in mind, but rather one that tasks you to hold out for long enough before being whisked away further into the story. Had it been a more straightforward fight I probably would have had an easier time with it.

Beginner’s guide to becoming a fearsome Chief in The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 20th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War is NetEase’s brand new strategy game based on JRR Tolkien’s epic fantasy trilogy. Choose your favourite characters as Commanders, assemble your army, and march to fight until you claim the One Ring for your own. It’s an all-out war between the Factions of Middle-earth, and only one can secure the ultimate power.

To give you the best start possible to securing the One Ring, we’ve put together the following tips and tricks so you’ll know exactly what to focus on from the very beginning.

How to find and defeat King Slime in Terraria

Posted by Nitisha Upadhye on October 16th, 2021

Terraria has two kinds of bosses – the annoying ones that stick around for hours and the easy peasy ones that are farmed for drops. King Slime is one such boss that gets farmed for some precious drops.

King Slime is a pre-Hardmode boss that you might encounter in the Forest. This is a totally optional foe that you can choose to skip. But, in case you decide to go head-to-head with King Slime, here’s a boss guide.

MU Archangel’s latest update brings more exciting content with new arena modes and crusade equipment

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 15th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

As many have been expecting, MU Archangel, the title that’s atop the popularity rankings in the MMORPG department in SEA has received yet another update. This time a new Arena mode has been added, as well as a new type of equipment. This update also comes with a maximum level cap increase, so players who’ve been eagerly waiting to start their leveling game once more can now do so as soon as version 1.0.4 rolls out.

Apple Arcade: Ranked - Top 25 [Updated 10.13]

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2021

In case you missed it, I am on a quest to rank every Apple Arcade game there is.

Over a year into the Apple Arcade experiment, I’m adjusting my approach to these rankings to make it a bit less cumbersome to update and read. For the most part, this means the number of updates on previously released games will decrease, and the text below each entry will be kept to a brief-yet-accurate justification for its positioning.

This has less to do with the pace of Apple Arcade releases and more to do with the fact that the general quality of games on the service simply isn’t what it should be. In the time that one release comes to the service, multiple high quality games hit the App Store that you don’t have to pay monthly upkeep for. Unless something drastic changes with the service, my opinion on it probably won’t change much. With the most recent update bringing older established titles to the service, Arcade is certainly the strongest it has ever been, but additional shakeups like this will need to keep happening to finally sell me on the service.

Anyway, on with the ranking updates:

Game ranking updates for 10/13:

Racing Xperience lets you drift and race with realistic driving physics, and it's out now on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 8th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Racing Xperience, the new mobile racing game from Beniamin Mazilu (BMZ Games), features over 115 cars and more than 30 tracks to test your driving skills on, plus deep customization for your sportscars, supercars, SUVs, and formula cars. It boasts realistic racing physics for a more immersive driving experience.

The 5 Best Mobile MOBAs

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 8th, 2021

MOBAs are a game genre that have almost everything working against them. at least on paper. They’re highly competitive and demanding multiplayer games where every player’s performance and abilities matter in determining the outcome of a match. Match lengths are pretty long, too, and if anyone rage-quits, the momentum of a match swings hard in favor of the team with more players.

All of these problems are exacerbated on mobile, where people are used to short play sessions in games they can drop in and out of. This is probably the reason why the turnover of games in this genre is so high on smaller screens. With the release of League of Legends: Wild Rift, we took a look on the App Store to find the best MOBAs that still have active communities. Check out our picks below.

Divinity - Original Sin 2 - Gameplay Journal - Part 13

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 6th, 2021
iPad App - Designed for iPad

After such an eventful encounter on my last foray into Divinity - Original Sin 2, I'm lulling on the game a bit since I went from a huge battle and story dump to being stuck on a boat. Still, it was nice to be able to debrief with the characters we've met along the way so far on our adventure and achievements. This also seemed to be a definitive "break" point in the sense that my party was disbanded, though I could choose to have them re-join or convene with others.

The first video here does a lot of that stage-setting, informing me that our next destination is Driftwood, a small fishing village that is key to the Seeker movement, and learning more about what it means to be Godwoken as opposed to a Sorcerer. After speaking a lot with folks, though, I found myself at a bit of a loss on how to get the ship moving, so I admittedly flounder around a bit.

The best iOS games to get you in the Halloween spirit

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 5th, 2021

We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween every day, which means everyone’s gearing up to watch their favorite horror movies, make weekend trips out to pumpkin patches, and do all kinds of other, fun seasonal stuff before this month ends and everyone looks toward Thanksgiving.

If you’re in the midst of all your Halloween activities and you want to take a break with some games that match the spirit, we’ve got good news for you. There’s a bunch of great games on the App Store that can get you in the mood for Halloween, and we’ve compiled a list of the best ones in a handy little list. We've also added a "spookiness rating" (1=not scary, 5=scariest) to each one so you can find the right game for you. Check out the picks below:

Third title in hugely popular Phantom Blade series unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 3rd, 2021

S-Game are proud to bring fans the third instalment in their hugely popular Phantom Blade series, Phantom Blade: Executioners.

The latest title (Scheduled for release in early 2022) follows in its predecessors’ footsteps by being an immersive RPG, beautifully rendered in 2D with elements of cyberpunk and presented in the form of an incredibly detailed ink wash painting. The new title was recently revealed at the Tokyo Game Show, and it looks impressive.

Magnum Quest beginner’s guide: tips for getting started in this epic strategy RPG

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 2nd, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Out of the countless new games that are being released every day there are a few titles that seem to catch people's attention more than others. One of these is Tuyoo Games' latest release, Magnum Quest. This 3D Strategy Idle RPG has already over a million downloads on Google Play Store alone in just a bit over a month since its release on 10th of August and it just received a new update. Given this chance, we dove into the game to see what it’s all about.

PUBG Mobile Lite: Everything you need to know about Season 29 Winner Pass

Posted by Nitisha Upadhye on October 2nd, 2021

PUBG Mobile Lite comes up with a shiny new Winner Pass each season. This pass is loaded with weapons, outfits, and even some cool new items. As always, to unlock all the rewards on the Winner Pass, players need to complete various missions.

Season 29 of PUBG Mobile Lite is here and so is the new Pass. This article will give you all the details about the new Winner Pass, its rewards, price, and more.