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Ordesa review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 16th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SMOOTH SPOOKIN
Ordesa is an eerie FMV game that casts an alluring and immersive spell over you as you play.

1-800 SUPER review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 12th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SUPER DISAPPOINTING
1-800 SUPER is a short narrative adventure about helping superheroes and villians over the phone.


HoloVista review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 1st, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NARROW ANGLE LENS
HoloVista is a narrative adventure that starts with a bang before fizzling out.

Empty. review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 30th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EASY EMPTYING
Empty. is a light puzzle experience that gives a little but asks for practically nothing in return.


Root Board Game review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 29th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WOODLAND WARFARE
The digital adaptation of Root is good enough for anyone that might want this fantastic board game in their pocket.

Terafyn review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 29th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: RANDOM ROULETTE
Terafyn is a terrifically well-balanced and satisfying card-based rpg until it’s not.


The Unfinished Swan review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 18th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BUMBLING BIRD
This acclaimed first-person puzzler has a few rough edges in its mobile form, but is still perfectly enjoyable.

SWORDSHOT review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on September 17th, 2020
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: SHOOTING BLANKS
There isn’t much substance to match Swordshot’s style, and what is there is fatally flawed.


Genshin Impact Currency Guide - What's Important and How to Spend It

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 20th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Genshin Impact is great fun, but make no mistake: this is a gacha game. It is designed specifically to suck away time and money from you, and one of the ways the game does this is by offering a drip-feed of currencies you will feel compelled to collect and spend in the optimal way.

See below for the most important currencies Genshin Impact offers, how to collect them, and what you should spend them on. This guide is a resource for early game players to know what they're in for in terms of grind, as well as what they should hold onto heading into the late game.

XCOM 2 Collection on iOS now available for pre-order

Posted by Olly Smith on October 20th, 2020

The XCOM 2 Collection, which was recently announced to be coming to iOS in November, is now available to pre-order on the App Store.

It’s an isometric tactical shooter in which you control a squad of human soldiers fighting back against an extra-terrestrial regime that has taken over the planet. You take these soldiers on missions to fight back against the alien threat, reclaiming regions and recruit new people to your cause.

Presidents Run has returned for the 2020 election season with its brand of light-hearted endless running

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 19th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

IKIN's popular endless runner Presidents Run has returned to iOS and Android just in time for the 2020 election season. It will see players choosing their favourite candidate and guiding them on a literal run for presidency to gather as many votes as they can.

These votes will also be tracked globally too, so players will be able to see who the current frontrunner is through a novel spin on the usual leaderboard system. The statistics can be found in-game and on its official website with daily, weekly and all-time filters.

New update for Cookies Must Die adds new characters, new enemy types, and more

Posted by Olly Smith on October 19th, 2020

A new update for Rebel Twins’ platformer shooter Cookies Must Die is coming out this week. The update adds quite a bit to the game, including new levels and characters to play around with.

Eight new characters are being added, each with their own unique special attacks. You can unlock these characters by collecting all map parts and winning special battles corresponding to their character. With new characters come new foes to contend with, and six new enemy types are also being added alongside that.

Genshin Impact Guide - How to Beat Pyro Regisvine

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 19th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The end game of Genshin Impact largely revolves around spending resin to take on world bosses and clear domain challenges. These fights grant amazing rewards like rare artifacts and ascension materials for weapons and adventurers, but obviously only if you're up for the challenge.

This guide will teach you how to beat Pyro Regisvine, a nasty little flame flower that lives in a cave between Luhua Pool and Tianqiu Valley. Defeating it is a a must for anyone using pyro adventurers, and key for anyone looking for powerful Gladiator's Finale artifacts. With these tips, you should be able to make quick work of this fight.

Moto Rider GO has received a huge update today that introduces several KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 16th, 2020

Moto Rider GO: Highway Traffic is a popular free-to-play racing game that initially launched back in 2017 and has since racked up over 100 million downloads. Today it has received a sizeable update that introduces several KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles to the game.

Given the popularity of Moto Rider GO, these kinds of partnerships are inevitable but also highly beneficial to this genre since it brings a sense of authenticity. T-Bull is set to announce even more bikes that will be heading to the racer soon.

Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 16th, 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.

ORDESA is a spooky interactive film that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 15th, 2020

French studio Cinétévé Experience and ARTE have released interactive movie ORDESA for iOS and Android today. It arrives at the perfect time of year, telling a story about a mysterious haunted house that the viewer suddenly finds themselves lost in.

ORDESA is said to lie somewhere between an author's film and video game, promising a new type of interactive film for anyone who gives it a try. Players will break the fourth wall, taking on the role of a ghost who is looking to help Lise uncover her lost memories.

Genshin Impact Guide - How to Beat Stormterror

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you've followed our progression guide for Genshin Impact up to Adventure Rank 25, you have reached the point where you can face off against Stormterror on a weekly basis for some pretty sweet rewards. Beating this deadly dragon isn't as easy as it is in the story mission when you got a loaner Venti to dish out damage for you, though, so you'll need to go into the fight with a plan.

Regardless of who is on your adventurer team, Stormterror is beatable, particularly if you read his attack patterns and know how to react to them. See above for a video showing a successful run and read on for some tips on how to do it yourself.

MU Origin 2’s new update welcomes back lapsed players

Posted by 148Apps Staff on October 14th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

MU Origin 2 developer Webzen continues to churn out new content for the popular MMORPG and, true to form, it’s just released another update. This one encourages lapsed players to return to the game with the promise of new quests and rewards.

The update kicks off a special event which runs between 12th October and 8th November, and during this period, users who’ve left the game for more than seven days can make a comeback to take part in the Warrior Return Quest.

Genshin Impact Guide - Everything you need to know about the Elemental Crucible Event

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 14th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Genshin Impact has unveiled its first of what we can expect to be many special events and ongoing content updates. This latest update adds the Elemental Crucible Event. This event is available to any players that have reached Adventure Rank 20, have completed the Prologue, and completed a minor new quest from Timaeus that introduces the event itself.

Read on below for more info about how this event works and if you should take it on.

Genshin Impact Progression Guide - Early Game (Up to Adventure Rank 25)

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 13th, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Genshin Impact continues to capture our attention, and if you're looking for a good way to understand the game's systems and how to optimize your progress, you've come to the right place. There's myriad systems, currencies, etc. in this game and it is a lot to take in, but with this handy guide, you should be able to get a leg up on progressing in the game's early going.

For the purposes of this guide, this applies to players who are just starting the game up until around Adventure Rank 25. We'll be developing more guides for later ranks as we get there.

Voxel roguelike Knight Fright out now on iOS

Posted by Olly Smith on October 13th, 2020

ATOOI’s Knight Fright is a voxel-based roguelike that’s just been released on iOS.

Looking similar in appearance to the Capcom classic Ghosts N’ Goblins, the game has you hopping around on a blocky hill defeating all manners of evil monsters. One step at a time, you have to vanquish the earth of the menacing ghouls, ghosts and goblins that have invaded it.

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins coming to mobile

Posted by Olly Smith on October 12th, 2020

A new Doctor Who game is coming to iOS and Android.

Kaigan Games is bringing a new mobile iteration of the beloved British sci-fi series to our devices. Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins has players uncover and decipher the mystery of a ‘found phone’, which unravels a series of events taking place at the iconic uninhabited home featured in the now-famous ‘Blink’ episode from the TV show.

The game, involving the mystery of a missing person and the return of Doctor Who’s iconic Weeping Angels, also sees the return of several classic Who actors including Ingrid Oliver and Finlay Robertson.

Genshin Impact Guide - How to Build a Quality Team

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 9th, 2020

We're still trucking along with Genshin Impact and having a great time. In case you're still on the fence about playing it, check out this piece that should be helpful in making your decision.

Otherwise, let's assume you've been playing the game for a bit and have unlocked a few characters via wishes. Now what? Your next step is to try and figure out who among your heroes belongs on your team to make you as capable as possible. Check out some tips on how to do exactly that below.