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Circulous review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 14th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SO FAR SO GOOD
Circulous is an episodic narrative puzzle adventure that’s off to a promising start.

Brawlhalla review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 11th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CONTROLLERED CHAOS
Brawlhalla is a streamlined platform fighter that works great on mobile, provided you have a controller handy.


PUSS! review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 7th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CATCOPHONY
PUSS! would be more enjoyable if its chaos were a little more directed.

Gun Rounds review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 3rd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHALLOW SHOOTER
Gun Rounds is a stylish turn-based shooter that could use a little more substance.


Bird Alone review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 27th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JABBERIN JERRY
Bird Alone is a game about forming a sustained relationship with a lonely but charming bird.

Good Sudoku review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 24th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BEST SUDOKU
Good Sudoku is so pleasant and approachable that even non-Sudoku players can learn to love the game.


Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 22nd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TRIAL COMPLETE
Now that it is fully playable, the mobile version of Danganronpa is a strangely satisfying narrative mystery.

Arrog review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 21st, 2020
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: WAS IT A DREAM?
Arrog is a confusingly short and insubstantial puzzle adventure.


Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 14th, 2020

There’s a lot going on right now, and I don’t really feel like trying to write some kind of pithy intro for it. All I’ll say is lots of people have been coming together and helping each other in small ways, and I’m choosing to focus on that as I try to stay safe myself.

One of the ways folks are trying to help are by making their games more affordable, or even free, during this time. Check out my top picks below of some great mobile titles that have gone on sale recently:

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.

Ionitron is a puzzler for Android that focuses on moving an ion ball around a grid by rotating magnets

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 14th, 2020

Ionitron is a puzzle game from the delightfully named indie developer PizzaJugger. The game is available now for Android devices and will see players solving a plethora of puzzles using magnets.

It's also physics-based and the aim of each level is to move a red ion ball onto a tile with a flag on it. This will be achieved by rotating ion magnets of varying strengths in different directions. It looks simple enough then, but the developer says you can expect it to become trickier as you progress through the game's 38 levels.

Everything you need to know about Catalyst Black

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 13th, 2020

Super Evil Megacorp, the minds behind long-standing mobile MOBA Vainglory, are back with a new game called Catalyst Black. This new title is a team-based shooter that focuses on equippable loot, and although it isn't out yet, the game recently became available to a select few folks during their early access period.

This early access, termed the "Secret Service" by the developers, is a limited form of the game that doesn't include all of the polish you might expect from an official release, but it does give a good sense of what Catalyst Black will be when it eventually hits the App Store. We were able to snag a spot in the Secret Service and are ready to spill everything we know about the game. Read on below to find out more, including how you might be able to join us online sooner rather than later.

Robotics! lets you build the battle robot of your dreams

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 13th, 2020

Robotics! is the latest release from Zeptolab, the company behind Cut the Rope. It's a creative action game where you'll use a selection of spare parts and weapons to build the battle robot of your dreams.

Once you've got everything assembled, it's time to teach your creation how to move and fight. By tapping and dragging different parts of your bot, you can teach it fairly complex manoeuvres that it can then repeat. Then it's a case of sending them into battle against other players' robots.

Zombie Puzzles Quest is a match-three puzzler where players do battle with zombies in a post-apocalyptic world

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 13th, 2020

Zombies and match-three puzzles are two topics that are often viewed as being fairly overdone in the gaming realm. That doesn't appear to have deterred developer 37Games from combining the two into one game with their latest title Zombie Puzzles Quest though.

The game is available now for Android and is also set to release for iOS soon as well. It looks to combine the aforementioned zombies and match-three puzzling with a spot of strategy for good measure.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Spooky Town

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 12th, 2020

Supercell recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and their best title, Clash Royale, is as good as it's ever been. Even for lapsed players, returning to the game is as easy as can be.

If you want to join us in picking the game back up, we've put together this guide series to help guide you through each arena with a top deck recommendation and some tips for how to do it. Check it out below, as well as all of our other Clash Royale guides.

Scrappers receives a major update that adds fresh gameplay features and a host of improvements

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 11th, 2020

Q-Games' Scrappers has received a fairly sizeable new update that adds fresh gameplay features and a host of quality-of-life tweaks.

If you missed it at launch, this one's an interesting beat 'em up where you'll work to collect garbage off the streets while being attacked by angry locals. Now, can do so with a cute little robot dog by your side. They can help you out and keep your stack combo count going, much like a co-op partner would in the multiplayer mode. That said, the dog isn't able to fend off attackers or take down your enemies.

On top of that, an overclock bot will now enter the level periodically. Attacking its fiery bubble will cause your character's speed to increase while giving your stacking limit and attack power a handy buff. The bot can also be used in co-op.

Apple Arcade: Ranked - Top 25 [Updated 8.10]

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 10th, 2020

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

Patch Notes:

Patch notes have been removed and have been replaced with (NEW) designation for the games most recently added or updated on this list.

*UPDATE:* As the pace of Apple Arcade has slowed, old games will also be re-evaluated based on reader feedback and content updates. Recently re-evaluated titles will be designated with (UPDATE) next to the title name.

Game ranking updates for 7/28:

Games marked with an asterisk(*) are games that suffer in rank due to technical problems.

All current rankings are listed below. More titles will be added frequently until the list is complete.

Motorball is a car football game from Noodlecake Studios that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 7th, 2020

A few years back Noodlecake Studios announced that they would be dipping in the multiplayer gaming realm with two different games. The first of those, Golf Blitz, released a while back and has proven to be very popular. Now, the second has arrived, Motorball, which is available now for iOS and Android.

Motorball looks to be a mobile version of Rocket League, in that you're in charge of driving mini cars around playing soccer. It's a real-time multiplayer that also supports cross-platform, which should hopefully make queueing for a game a pleasantly speedy process.

SINoALICE's latest update introduces Young Nier, Kaine, and Young Emil

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 7th, 2020

SINoALICE's latest update has now arrived, adding several fan-favourite characters from popular RPG series NieR. Young Nier, Kaine, and Young Emil are available in-game as part of a limited-time crossover event set to run until August 20th.

All you have to do to net yourself Young Nier as a gift is log in during the event. The character will then appear in your present box once you've completed the tutorial.

Rocat Jumpurr is an intense roguelite platformer where players use the recoil of a bazooka to move

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 6th, 2020
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Rocat Jumpurr is a roguelite platformer from developer Mousetrap Games. You might already be familiar with it if you follow the Big Indie Pitch, where it won first place during this year's Pocket Gamer Connects London competition. Following its success there it is now available for iOS and Android.

If you're a fan of both cats and explosions then Rocat Jumpurr has you covered. The aim of the game is to take our feline hero through various randomly generated levels. However, the only way he can move is to use the significant recoil from the rocket launcher he takes into battle.

PUBG Mobile's Play As One campaign raised 2 million dollars for Direct Relief's COVID-19 response project

Posted by Stephen Gregson on August 6th, 2020

Back in mid-July, we reported that PUGB Mobile had teamed up with Direct Relief to help raise money for the charity's COVID-19 response project. It focused on an in-game running challenge for players, which lead to the PUBG Mobile donating $2 million at the end of the Play As One campaign.

It was revealed on PUBG Mobile's Facebook page that in total players achieved the in-game milestone of running 864 kilometres in distance during the campaign. Players can continue to donate to the charity if they so wish over on the #PUBGMPlayAsOne page.

Marvel Contest of Champions' latest motion comic shows off Air-Walker and Dragon Man

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 6th, 2020

Marvel Contest of Champions' latest motion comic has arrived, and it shows off new fighters Air-Walker and Dragon Man. Both characters are set to arrive in-game this month.

Dragon Man was once a lifeless android, though he was eventually brought to life by Professor Gregson Gilbert. From there, he moved from being a hero to a villain and back again, always being manipulated to do the bidding of others. Thankfully, Dragon Man was eventually upgraded to the point where he could think for himself and become a powerful protector of those in need.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Electro Valley

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 5th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ROYALLY FUN :: Read Review »

Supercell recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and their best title, Clash Royale, is as good as it's ever been. Even for lapsed players, returning to the game is as easy as can be.

If you want to join us in picking the game back up, we've put together this guide series to help guide you through each arena with a top deck recommendation and some tips for how to do it. Check it out below, as well as all of our other Clash Royale guides.

Global Spy is an intriguing 2D spy sim for mobile

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 5th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer Yuyosoft Innovations' Global Spy launched last month for iOS and Android, though if you missed it at the time, we're here to tell you why it's well worth a go.

This one's all about international espionage, tracking down elusive spies, and travelling the world via the most efficient routes.