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Wizard of Legend review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT SO MAGICAL
This action roguelite is fairly standard and otherwise kind of unwieldy in this mobile port.

Resident Evil Village review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 10th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HOW FAR WE’VE COME?
This iOS port is fine, and otherwise this Resident Evil game is enjoyable in a kind of risk-averse, tried-and-true-formula kind of way.

Illuminaria review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 2nd, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ALL YOUR BASE
This strategy game has built out some interesting mechanics for base management, but doesn’t do much more than that.

Kingdom Eighties review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 17th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: 80 PERCENT 80s
The changes to the Kingdom formula here feel about as shallow as the schlocky 80s tropes this game is paying homage to.

Subpar Pool review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CUE CONFUSION
This puzzle game mixes pool, mini-golf, and a bunch of video game nonsense and produces mostly good (and occasionally confusing) results.

The Wreck review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 10th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CRASH OF CREATIVITY
This narrative experience is beautifully rendered and written in all the ways that matter.

The Last Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 5th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GENERIC GOOD
This roguelite shooter is straightforward and generic, but that works in its favor more often than not.

Tangle Tower review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 2nd, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COMIC CRIME
Yet another great Apple Arcade title is now available on the App Store, and it is still a refreshing game years after its debut.

PUBG Mobile pulls a marketing blinder with it version 3.0 teaser

Posted by Shaun Walton on December 5th, 2023

Over the years, there have been a lot of different marketing gimmicks tried by companies and ambassadors, some of them land like Snoop Dog and his recent smoking misdirection, and some are just rather frustrating, let’s no lie. Tencent, however, has firmly placed itself in the former thanks to its cryptic clues for PUBG Mobile Version 3.0.

PUBG Mobile is no stranger to massive version updates of new features and modes, occasionally styled around massive names such as Dragon Ball or BLACKPINK. You’d think they would continue in this vein, however, they have gone the entire other direction by giving us a few doodles and telling us to figure it out, which is truly marvellous.

Get your heart pounding quicker as Automobili Lamborghini races into the Free Fire battlefield

Posted by Shaun Walton on December 4th, 2023

When it comes to mobile battle royales, it wouldn’t be disrespectful to say the first ones to pop to mind would be PUBG Mobile, but there is one that perhaps doesn’t get the worldwide recognition it should and that's Garena’s Free Fire. Now, however, they will be on the map more with car buffs, thanks to their latest collaboration with Automobili Lamborghini.

Despite not being the first name on our lips, Free Fire has a rather enviable resume under its belt. According to data.ai, formally known as App Annie, it was the most downloaded mobile game for three years straight since 2021. Its popularity extended to the esports world, with its annual World Series smashing the most-watched esports event record in 2021.

World of Tanks Blitz adds celebrity ambassador Vinnie Jones along with special Holiday Ops in-game goodies

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 1st, 2023
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Wargaming is celebrating the season within World of Tanks Blitz with a new celebrity ambassador joining this year's Holiday Ops. In particular, British footballer and movie star Vinnie Jones will be brightening up the game with plenty of themed in-game goodies from December 1st to December 20th.

The World of Tanks Blitz Holiday Ops 2024 event is bringing a hilarious new narrative for players to enjoy as Vinnie Jones steps into the shoes of a war commander on the battlefield. Of course, his previous role as the punisher for Santa's Naughty List still runs through his veins, which you can see in all its glory in the game's cinematic Holiday Ops trailer.

KartRider Drift secures collaboration with humongous pop group for Season Five

Posted by Shaun Walton on December 1st, 2023

Nexon and Nitro Studios have kicked off the fifth Season of their platform racer, KartRider Dift, in quite a big way. As well as a bevvy of new tracks to take your skills to, and the new racing pass with its rewards, KartRider has also teamed up with one of the biggest pop groups in the world; BlackPink.

Starting out strong, Season Five has introduced eight new tracks, a bumper number to be sure. The Graveyard and Factory themes have both received two new maps to dart around in. The Altar of Secrets and Skeletal Citadel are ready to give you a scare, whereas industrial buffs will enjoy the Trapworks as well as Bang and Clang. I’ll let you guess which set goes with which theme.

Top Mobile Game Discounts

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 30th, 2023

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.

Two fighter giants collide as The King of Fighters Allstar kicks off latest collaboration

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 30th, 2023

Netmarble has announced the partnership between two fighting giants who really need no introductions; The King of Fighters Allstar will play host to Capcom's iconic series Street Fighter, specifically the latest entry Street Fighter 6, with three legendary fighters set to kick off the collab.

Proving the legend true that he does go with everything, Guile is a Yellow Defense type fighter, who has the rather envious leader skill of increasing the attack of all fighters, with the buff raising when defeating enemies. His Special Skill will deal Bleed damage equal to the number of attacks as you hit the Blast skill. Overall, a strong opener.

Postknight 2 celebrates its second anniversary with a bumper celebration

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 29th, 2023

It has been two years since Postknights 2 graced mobile, which should be an event all about the prizes and events, but unfortunately, it comes with the worst event name I have seen and I'm mad about it. To celebrate the anniversary, and thank all their players for a 4.9 rating across storefronts, Kurechii has announced “The Aniver2ary” event. And yes, it does not work at all.

To grab your first salvo of rewards, simply log in for seven days before December 11th to make sure you get as much as you can from the Login Rewards, including the exclusive 2023 Gratitude Cap. A decent gift for simply showing up really, and there is still time so act fast.

The PMGC Grand Finalists are locked in with five survivors squeaking past the Last Chance stages

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 28th, 2023

It has been a week of tremendous tension and spectacular shots, but the 2023 PUBG Mobile Global Championship has whittled down the 24 hopefuls to just five. These will take a step towards the grand final and a chance to win a piece of the $3 million prize pool.

In perhaps the most exciting week of the competition, obviously barring the granddaddy of them all, it was the final throw of the dice for these 24 teams as they went head to head-to-head and so on like a bickering gun-wielding Hydra in the Survival Stage and Last Change Stages. After failing to qualify during their Group Stages, they had it all to prove.

Join the ranks of the dragon slaying elite in Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 27th, 2023

Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space has launched its latest version 3.3.100 with a new episode and two new characters. The Cliffs of Wyrmrest (Wryz Saga I) sees Aldo and his group heading to the island of a dragon-hunting group, as well as the introduction of a new Awakening mechanic.

The story picks up in Ratle, after the events of chapter 13. Having slayed the dragons attacking the Village of Fire, Aldo is invited to join the elite dragon-hunting organization of Arcadia, an uncharted island full of new allies. Amongst these is Wryz, a young woman determined to complete her goal, even if it costs her life.

Experience ultimate destruction as Onmyoji brings about Divinity’s Doom

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 23rd, 2023

Onmyoji will be releasing its latest event on November 22nd, and it is perhaps the most nihilistic in its history. Divinity’s Doom comes with the tagline of if all creation ends in annihilation, then let’s destroy it already, and they are making good on this premise with the release of an incredibly powerful new character; Izanami.

If you have been looking for a new unit to beef up your offence, then your search is well and truly over. Starting off incredibly strong, Izanamis’ normal skill can deal up to 125% of her ATK to a single target, with a chance to apply Decay. This lowers defence by 100, and at the end of the turn deals an extra 120% indirect damage. That is just the standard attack remember.

Take your tribe to the high seas as The Battle of Polytipia overhauls its naval system

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 23rd, 2023

The Napoleon movie hitting cinemas lately is a timely reminder to everyone how crucial naval warfare is, and indeed was, to battle, and this is an aspect that The Battle of Polytopia acknowledged it lacked. That is, however, until they dropped their new Path of the Ocean update which totally overhauled its water-based combat.

Before, you and your tribe could paddle around a bit on the waters, shooting the odd stinkeye to your opponents. With this update, you can completely dominate the sea thanks to the changes made to the Philosophy system. Certain choices are no longer locked behind expensive routes so you can hit the sea sooner, and there are new Fish and Aqua Crop Resources.

Of course, what we all want to know about is the new units. Boats have been replaced with a standard Raft, no big fanfare, but this can be updated to new ships. The Scout are your eyes, weak but they can see two tiles away, making it perfect to help you position your Rammer ships, a melee ship that headbutts others. This can be superseded by the Juggernaut, an even bigger ship that damages every adjacent tile as it moves. Finally, for traditional naval combat, the Bomber is all cannons and has no speed, decimating other ships but taking a turn to set up and fire.

To make the most out of this new feature, we will need a bigger map. Continents have been overhauled following player complaints, with a host of separate islands separated by waters to give ample gameplay on and off the boats. For a more tactical affair, the new Pangea map is one clump of land surrounded by water. Every player can be reached on foot and by ship, so there is sure to be a fierce battle for resources in the centre, as well as constant raids on coastal cities. The perfect way to celebrate this epic update.

The Battle of Polytopia is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

CookieRun: Tower of Adventures open its doughy doors for global playtest

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 22nd, 2023

Clear your schedule for the rest of the rest because I know what you are going to be doing; taking part in the global playtest for CookieRun: Tower of Adventures. The test is available until November 26th on Google Play Games on PC ahead of its full launch in 2024.

Cookie connoisseurs will be able to play through two chapters of the Story Mode; Jelly Forest and Caves. You can either tackle them solo or in co-op mode. There is even a four-player Raid Mode where you can take on massive boss monsters. It is quite a comprehensive test.

Agent 47 will be sneaking onto mobile as Hitman: Blood Money - Reprisal launches in late November

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 21st, 2023

It is almost that most holy jolly of seasons, and what does that mean? Correct, the return of our favourite suited-up assassin as Hitman: Blood Money - Reprisal gets a release date. Before the month is out, it will be time to step back in time to replay a classic from the sixth generation.

Originally released in 2006, Hitman: Blood Money quickly became the standout title from the franchise, and indeed in all of gaming. Featuring the ever-stoic Agent 47, our ruthless assassin takes on The Franchise, a rival organisation to the ICA, under the watchful eyes of Diana Burnwood. This was the first game to introduce Noterity, making future missions harder depending on how successful your stealth was.

Prepare for a deadly new type of Infected in LifeAfter Season Six

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 20th, 2023

NetEase has announced the release of the latest major update for its open-world survival, LifeAfter. Season six has been dubbed Infection Rebirth, and sees survivors heading to Scientia to save some trapped allies, whilst a peculiar mutation appears amongst the Infected.

With the Source Virus sweeping through the wasteland, a new type of enemy appears. The Disorted Infected are vicious threats which will require a lot of strategy to defeat. Luckily, they do have one big weakness players can exploit with the new Counterattack mechanic.

Mattel163 tackles triple turkey trouble this Thanksgiving

Posted by Shaun Walton on November 17th, 2023

We are in the midst of the Thanksgiving season, and as such, the turkeys have rebelled, stormed the headquarters of developers Mattel163, and inserted themselves in three of the company's popular card games. Ready your assorted decks and prepare for some poultry palaver.

UNO! Mobiles Gobble Up event will be running until November 26th, and will bring quite the festive feast onto the app of one of the card game greats. In this dice-rolling game, you will be navigating a board to assist your feathered friend in creating the perfect pumpkin pie. Play regular matches to earn dice, and then plant and harvest wheat, create flour, knead dough, and bake a tasty treat. You will also get coins and card packs just in case virtual food isn't your fancy. Cease their rumbly tummies, and download UNO! Mobile from the App Store and Google Play.