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Trials of Mana review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 30th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MANA-GEABLE ON MOBILE
Trials of Mana is a straightforward action rpg that plays well on mobile despite a few missing features.

Tower of Fortune 4 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 21st, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SKILLFUL SLOTTING
Tower of Fortune 4 is a surprisingly skill-based iteration on Game Stew’s tried-and-true slot machine rpg formula.

Chicken Police review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 12th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CLAW AND ORDER
Chicken Police is a loving homage to mid-century detective fiction that you should definitely play.

Salvagette review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 7th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FREEDOM FIGHTER
Salvagette is an innovative (and free) approach to the bullet hell genre.

SNKRX review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 2nd, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AUTO-CHESSSSS
SNKRX is a roguelike dungeon-crawler modeled after the classic game of snake that makes great use of auto-chess systems to keep it always feeling fresh.

Retro Goal review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 1st, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SATISFYING SOCCER
Retro Goal is a satisfying mix of arcade soccer action and light management strategy.

Unmaze review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 25th, 2021
Our rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: UNCLEAR AND UNFUN
Although it looks intriguing, Unmaze deploys a messy gimmick on a poorly written story to disappointing effect.

Huntdown review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 16th, 2021
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Huntdown looks just like a forgotten action arcade game from the 80s or 90s, and it mostly plays better.

The 5 Best Mobile Stealth Action Games

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 30th, 2021

Action games are a hard sell on mobile, and they get even harder if the more precision they require. Stealth games are one such subgenre that just doesn’t feel like it could work well on small touchscreens where you’re prone to being distracted or mistapping by accident.

And yet, that hasn’t stopped plenty of developers of rising to the challenge to make some great stealth action games to enjoy on iOS. Here are our five favorites below, along with links to reviews so you can learn more about them.

Exos Heroes' latest update introduces the Fatecore Blue Moon of the Tropical Night – Luna

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 30th, 2021

LINE Games has announced that several pieces of content in their popular RPG, Exos Heroes, have received changes to celebrate the summer season. There is also a new story event to tackle called Memorial Saga that follows Ramge, the Prince of North von Frosty.

Alongside that, players can face off against a seasonal Quantum Raid, appropriately called Summer Vacation. Successfully beating this Raid will net players numerous in-game items. Players will also earn 1,500 Xes, 5 Ultimate Orbs and 20 Nation Recruit tickets simply for logging into the game until 25th August.

Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 30th, 2021

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.

Infinite Galaxy is a deep sci-fi strategy game where every choice matters

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 30th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The collapse of the Empire is nigh. In its wake, remnants of the epic intergalactic struggle float through the debris in space, as lawless pirates sow seeds of discord and loyalist groups strike terror into the hearts of innocent civilians. In the midst of all this chaos in Infinite Galaxy, you take on the role of the Commander of a Resistance fleet, fighting to keep the peace in a galaxy on the verge of collapse.

Camel Games’ deep sci-fi strategy game boasts impressive gameplay mechanics and an immersive storyline made more engaging with its stunning 3D graphics. Painstakingly created in meticulous detail, every massive space battle and every choice you make will have lasting consequences throughout the game.

Infinity Island is a cutesy idle game from Luca Redwood that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 29th, 2021

Infinity Island is a brand new idle game from Luca Redwood that is available now for iOS and Android. You might be familiar with Redwood from their previous games, 10000000, You Must Build A Boat and Photographs.

Redwood's previous game was fairly dark, so they decided to create something a touch more fun and accessible with Infinity Island. Aside from a shift in tone, Infinity Island is a rare foray into the world of free-to-play for the developer.

Injustice 2 Mobile's latest update introduces Vixen to the game's ever-growing roster

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 28th, 2021

Warner Bros Games and NetherRealm Studios have released a major update for their fighting game, Injustice Mobile 2. It sees the arrival of a brand new character, Vixen, to the game alongside changes to the existing progression system.

Vixen possesses the power to channel the abilities of any animal, whether it's extinct or still roams the world today. She can use the speed of a gazelle, zap foes with the shock of an eel or imbue the rage of a tiger.

Pokemon Go's August events have been unveiled by Niantic

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 27th, 2021

Following Pokemon Go Fest 2021, it's time to look ahead to August and the events that will take place in Niantic's AR game throughout the month. There's a new Research Breakthrough encounter, 1 PokeCoin bundles and a bunch more.

From Sunday 1st August to Wednesday 1st September, players will encounter a Chimecho in Research Breakthrough Encounters. In addition, players will continue to earn double XP for completing a Research Breakthrough as part of the Season of Discovery.

Overboard!, Inkle's reverse whodunnit, is now available for Android devices

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 26th, 2021

Inkle's fresh approach on the whodunnit mystery genre, Overboard! is now available for Android devices followings its release on iOS. The game has received predominately positive reviews since it launched. It holds a healthy Metacritic score between 81 and 86, depending on the platform.

We really enjoyed the game here on 148Apps, with Campbell Bird praising the game's fast pace and replay value. Similarly, Catherine Ng Dellosa – who reviewed the game for our sister site Pocket Gamer – also enjoyed what the game had to offer, lauding the game's sense of humour.

Apple Arcade: Ranked - Top 25 [Updated 7.26]

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 26th, 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 7/26:

There's never been a better time to hop in to Genshin Impact

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 22nd, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GIGA GACHA :: Read Review »

We were obviously big fans of Genshin Impact when it launched last year, so much so that it grabbed our Game of the Year award. Since that time, though, the game (and our enthusiasm fo it) had gone somewhat quiet.

You see, Genshin Impact is a service game, but since last winter there had been precious little added to the experience. Post-Dragonspine, a couple of story quests showed up and a trickle of new characters came and went, but there was nothing really new and exciting for players to latch onto--regardless of whether they played daily or dropped off months ago. This summer showed a glimpse of excitement with a temporary archipelago being added to the game, but the whole experience felt like stopgap effort designed to prevent more of the player base moving on to something else.

Homeworld Mobile's first regional beta is now available in Canada for Android devices

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 22nd, 2021

Since the initial announcement all the way back in 2019, we've not heard an awful lot about Homeworld Mobile. But now, there appears to be some movement as the game's first regional beta test is now live.

It's currently limited to Canada and Android devices, but it's a good sign that development is progressing well. The developers added that additional regions and countries will get access to the game over the next year, so it might not be too long before you can head out to conquer space.

Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen's impending update will introduce a Guild system

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 21st, 2021

Appxplore has announced that their popular RPG Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen will soon receive a major update that introduces a Guild system alongside another feature called Sigils. The developers hope this will add more excitement to the game by building on top of the existing content.

Once the update drops, players can join or form a Guild before teaming up with their squad to battle against the forces of evil. Outside of fighting, you'll chat with your Guild using a variety of emotes. Beyond that, you can donate Masks to unlock powerful Guild Buffs and obtain Sigil Resins.

Aotu World is hosting a crossover event that stars Hatsune Miku and other virtual singers

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 20th, 2021

Aotu World, the recently released RPG from GaeaMobile, is already hosting its first crossover event. It will feature several famous virtual singers, including Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Len, Megurine Luka, Kaito and Meiko. The event starts today and will run until August 10th.

Whilst the event is underway, the odds of getting one of these characters will be increased in rate-up banners. However, they won't all appear on the same banner. Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin, Len will feature in a banner called Voice of MIKU until August 3rd, whilst Megurine Luka, Kaito and Meiko can be obtained from the Stage Night banner between July 27th and August 10th.

The digital adaptation of Dominion is a promising port of a modern classic

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 19th, 2021

iOS has always been a great place to play card and board games digitally, provided the game selection available was to your taste. I've made bunch of great discoveries over the years by trying out titles like Root and Lords of Waterdeep, but what I always secretly wanted all this time was a way to play Dominion on the go.

Thankfully, it seems like I'll be getting exactly what I've been waiting for soon, as Temple Gates Games is currently finishing up a digital version of Dominion for mobile and PC. In a certain way, I already have it, as this version of the game is already in open beta and you can play it right now. If you have any interest at all in Dominion or deck-building games, you should sign up right away.

Play Together's latest update introduces new social features and content

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 19th, 2021

Mobile developer Haegin has announced that the latest update for their casual game, Play Together, is now available for both iOS and Android devices. It introduces a new system for travel, a social feature and reward systems.

The Passport is a newly added feature that allows players to record their memories of travelling about the world. A passport can be obtained from the travel agency in the plaza of Kaia Island. After that, players will collect stamps whenever they arrive at a destination.