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Dark Quest 2 review

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By Campbell Bird on June 13th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: PLUNDER TO PROGRESS
The progression system and character classes in Dark Quest 2 save it from being a run-of-the-mill dungeon-crawler.

'Normal Club review

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By Campbell Bird on June 11th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: REPETITIVE READING
‘Normal Club takes a cool premise and charming writing and runs them into the ground through repetition and unsatisfactory end points.


Wild Bullets review

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By Campbell Bird on June 6th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GRIDS N GUNS
Wild Bullets is a great arcade-y roguelite.

Bubbles the Cat review

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By Campbell Bird on June 5th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PLATFORMING PURR-FECTION
This one-touch platformer has a tremendous amount of creativity and challenge, plus cats. What’s not to like?


Infectonator 3: Apocalypse review

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By Campbell Bird on June 4th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHAMBLING ALONG
The extremely slow pace of Infectonator 3 makes it hard to enjoy.

Very Little Nightmares review

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By Campbell Bird on May 31st, 2019
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: TRULY NIGHTMARISH
Very Little Nightmares is a very disappointing puzzle game.


TheoTown review

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By Campbell Bird on May 30th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOBILE MAYOR
This game provides everything you might want from a mobile city builder, except stability.

KIDS review

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By Campbell Bird on May 29th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: THEY’RE ALL RIGHT?
KIDS is a game in theory, but is actually more of a short, avant garde experiment.


Dark Quest 2 guide - Combat tips and tricks

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 18th, 2019

Dark Quest 2’s progression system is unique in that using characters doesn’t automatically make them stronger. Instead, you have to focus on competing missions with blue potions in tow in order to make your units the slightest bit stronger.

Considering this unique take on progression, it can be tricky to make forward progress in Dark Quest 2. Here are a few tips to help make your progression a bit easier:

Ambitious idle RPG Hello Hero All Stars lets you collect hundreds of powerful heroes

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 18th, 2019

The latest entry in the acclaimed Hello Hero series, Hello Hero All Stars, has now launched for Android and iOS. It’s a super ambitious idle RPG that brings together hundreds of collectable heroes from the earlier games and adds a bunch more on top.

Hello Hero’s popularity stems from its quirky characters and constantly rewarding gameplay. While it’s an idle game, the combat requires plenty of tactical thought thanks to the smart coordinate lock system.

Dark Quest 2 guide - Tips and tricks for progressing quickly

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 17th, 2019

Dark Quest 2 is a fairly straightforward dungeon-crawler, and it also happens to have a bit of a grind to it. At a certain point in the game, you’ll almost certainly be going back to replay missions just to make your heroes stronger for the path ahead.

If you want to minimize your time spent grinding out coins and potions, we have a few tips for you. See below:

Marvel Super War Beta Impressions

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 10th, 2019

Marvel Super War is the latest MOBA from Netease, but it’s not something you can just go and download on the App Store now. The game is in a closed beta, meaning you have to download it from a special link here and the developers are still ironing out some kinks before officially releasing the game to mobile players everywhere.

I’ve spent a decent amount of time with Marvel Super War over the past week, and I let me say, it’s not half bad. This is to say that it’s really neat to play as heroes and villains like Thor and Magneto, but this game feels a little too... familiar.

Wild Bullets guide - Tips and tricks for gutsy gunslingers

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2019

Wild Bullets offers up fast and fun wild west action, but it has a good amount of strange mechanics to navigate. Between the game’s unique movement and all of its unlocks, there’s quite a bit to take in.

With that said, we put in a good amount of time into Wild Bullets for our review, so we’ve got some tips to help out anyone that’s new to the game. See below for some of our best advice:

Superhero-themed runner Talking Tom Hero Dash releases globally

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 6th, 2019

After a massively popular pre-registration period, Outfit7’s runner, Talking Tom Hero Dash, has now landed on iOS and Android. This latest game in the beloved Talking Tom and Friends franchise sees the Talking Tom Heroes team taking on a band of reckless raccoons using their superpowers and incredible high-tech gadgets.

Each iconic member of the team – Talking Tom, Talking Angela, Talking Hank, Talking Ben, and Talking Ginger – uses their own special gadgets and awesome superpowers. Many of them make traversing each of the game’s 5 worlds a whole lot easier. In the mix, there are high-tech magnetic gloves, special tracking glasses, a bottomless backpack full of funny items, and even a speedy hoverboard.

Infectonator 3: Apocalypse guide - Tips and tricks for infection initiates

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 5th, 2019

When I first booted up Infectonator 3: Apocalypse, I was surprised by the sheer amount of stuff going on it. From crafting and leveling zombies to the intricacies of managing a wandering horde of braindead zombies, it can be overwhelming.

This is especially true since you're supposed to manage all this stuff while humanity is racing toward a cure to end your entire run, which would make you have to start the whole game all over again. If you're a newcomer to the Infectonator games, check out this handy little guide to help you in your efforts to infect the planet.

A beginner’s guide to MU Origin 2

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 4th, 2019
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Webzen’s acclaimed MU Origin 2 recently launched on iOS and Android, shaking up the MMORPG genre in the process. It’s a huge game with a lot of different systems and modes to learn, so we’ve put together a handy beginner’s guide to give you a head start on the competition.


Selecting your starter class

After booting up the game for the first time, you’ll be presented with a choice of three different starter classes. First off, there’s the nimble, angelic Elf whose long-range attacks and assassination skills can devastate any enemy. The overwhelmingly powerful Dark Knight is a master of swordsmanship, though he still prefers to crush any demons with his immense strength. Then there’s the Dark Wizard, a mage of sorts, whose expert manipulation of the elements makes him a deadly force from afar.

If you just can’t make up your mind, and I don’t blame you, you could try them all out for a bit using any of the 4 character slots.

Q&A with the creator of Flappy Fighter

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 28th, 2019
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Earlier this month, a little game called Flappy Fighter hit the App Store and seemingly surprised everyone. What looked like a simple Flappy Bird send-up actually turned into the little mobile fighting game that could.

It seems like the only person who wasn't surprised by Flappy Fighter's success was the game's creator, Andrew Baxter. To learn more about the creative process that went into this breakout title, I reached out to Baxter. See our exchange below, where we discuss everything from the public reaction to the game as well as what the future of Flappy Fighter might look like:

MU Origin 2, Webzen’s highly anticipated MMORPG, is out now for Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 28th, 2019
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Having successfully left its closed beta phase, MU Origin 2 is no longer available for pre-registration – because it’s now entered its full release. It’s a fully-fledged 3D MMORPG and the second spin-off based on the Webzen’s popular MU universe, merging magical fantasy elements with satisfying gameplay in a mobile experience primed to be shared with others.

Your journey in Mu Origin 2 begins by selecting one of three character classes: Dark Knight, Dark Wizard and Elf. Each one boasts their own diverse gameplay mechanics and upgrade potential, which makes conquering dungeons as part of a team even more meaningful. You engage in combat entirely in real-time, fighting off rival factions and bosses in a bid to prove yourself the best.

AFK Arena guide - Everything you need to know about the 1.17.05 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 22nd, 2019

Ok, so if you're like me, you've been playing (and sometimes waiting) your way through AFK Arena, only to learn there's a lot more to it than there appears on the surface. There's guilds, a PvP arena, and all sorts of other systems and game modes to pay attention to, and–quite frankly–it can be confusing.

Today, I want to talk about the latest update to AFK Arena. This update adds some nice quality of life features, but also adds in some new systems and even a couple new heroes. Check out everything you need to know about the 1.17.05 patch here.

Explore an epic fantasy world in MMORPG MU Origin 2, set to launch on May 28th

Posted by 148Apps Staff on May 22nd, 2019
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Webzen have just announced the official launch date for its stunning MMORPG ‘MU Origin 2’ which will arrive for iOS and Android on May 28th. It will be the second spinoff from the classic PC-based MU Online, and it looks to further refine the fantasy action and storytelling that made the series such a hit to begin with.

You’ll start your journey by selecting one of three starter classes. There’s the overwhelmingly powerful Dark Knight; the spell-casting, staff-wielding Dark Wizard; and the cunning Elf. Once that’s out of the way, you can band together with other players to start uncovering the world and its many vast dungeons.

Loot is plentiful and always powerful, though the real-time combat remains skill-based. If you’re feeling especially confident, you could test your mettle in PvP battles against rival players and guilds. And for those who aren’t looking for a fight, there’s the option to instead complete puzzles together.

The game has already found much success following its launch in China, South Korea, and South-East Asia. Given the hugely positive reaction, it makes sense that Webzen plans to continue supporting the game with daily dungeons and field quests.

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To get a head start on your epic adventure, you can receive special rewards by pre-registering for MU Origin 2 on the App Store or Google Play.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

Solar Explorer: New Dawn guide - Tips and tricks for pro pilots

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 21st, 2019

Solar Explorer: New Dawn is a lunar lander game that really ratchets the intensity up to 11. With all of the asteroids flying around as you fly around at seemingly breakneck speeds, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed bythe whole thing.

They key to the game is really keeping your cool, even when it seems like things are going very, very wrong. It’s always possible that with some focus—and perhaps a little luck—you can land in one piece. Here are some tips to keep in mind to help you brave New Dawn’s harsh challenges:

The Dalaran Heist - How Hearthstone's Latest Expansion Pulled Me Back In

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 20th, 2019
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Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PERFECTLY (WAR)CRAFTED :: Read Review »

I am someone who wrote Hearthstone off a while ago. It was hard not to try and stick with it. The game has incredible production values and a core of really great talent working on the game continuously to keep it feeling fresh and fun (full disclosure: I have a friend who actively works on Hearthstone). I can appreciate all of that from a distance, but when it came to actually playing the game, I would always bounce off of it.

It took me a while to realize, but the thing that always stuck in my craw about Hearthstone is how disingenuous it often feels. No matter how approachable it looks or fair toward free players it seems, the game is a hardcore collectible card game (CCG). The more that time went on, the easier it was for me to recognize this. From the separation of cards into the two buckets of Standard and Wild formats to single-player expansions like Rastakhan’s Rumble, the game was preoccupied with keeping multiplayer extremely competitive and single-player content extremely challenging. None of these updates spoke to me, a player that felt like occasionally dipping a toe into the game once every couple weeks.

To be fair, Blizzard has very few reasons to prioritize folks like me over their huge pool of dedicated players. I totally get that. But with each passing day, Hearthstone had started feeling less and less relevant to anyone who wasn’t already all the way bought in. That is, until now.

Steam Link App - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 16th, 2019
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Steam Link has finally released for iOS! That’s right, you can play your epic backlog of PC games on the go now. Well… sort of.

While the Steam Link app was announced seemingly ages ago, it only got actual approval for release last night. Check out the video above to see what it looks like in action, and be sure to ignore my amateur Into the Breach skills. For some more detailed written impressions, see below: