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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.


Thronebreaker review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 14th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ARBITRARY AMBITION
Even if you think Gwent is more than an over-engineered mini-game, the mobile version of Thronebreaker leaves some things to be desired.

One Finger Death Punch II review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 13th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TURBULENT TAPPING
One Finger Death Punch II is a frenetic action game that plays well on mobile, despite a few missing features.


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.

Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 10th, 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.

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.

Hyena Squad is sci-fi turn-based strategy game blasting onto iOS next month

Posted by Cameron Bald on August 2nd, 2020

Wave Light Games has just revealed its latest release, Hyena Squad, a turn-based RPG set in a space station infested by gross aliens and the living dead. The announcement was first reported on by Touch Arcade.

Hyena Squad looks to take some of the best elements from the developer's earlier games – the layered combat, sense of place, and mobile-friendly design – and finetune the lot. You can expect 12 tricky combat missions to take on in total, with each serving up its own unique challenges to face and objectives to achieve.

Idle Guardians: Never Die is a pixel art idle RPG that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 31st, 2020

SuperPlanet has been fairly prolific with game releases so far this year with both Evil Hunter Tycoon and Lucid Adventure releasing earlier this year. Now, they've released another idle RPG called Idle Guardians: Never Die, which you can download now for both iOS and Android.

The game will see players collecting and upgrading the titular Guardians who can have their power increased in several ways. The first is the usual levelling system you're likely familiar with if you've played any sort of idle RPG before. Meanwhile, the other method is through Dragon Stones which are obtained through Rebirth.

Ruinverse, Kemco's latest RPG, now has a free-to-play version available for Android in select countries

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 30th, 2020

Kemco's latest RPG endeavour, Ruinverse, initially launched for both iOS and Android earlier this month. It was released as a premium title that also had additional in-app purchases. Now, the developers have decided to release a freemium version of the game.

This will only be available for Android devices and only in select countries including the USA and Canada. This version of Ruinverse will be supported by ads and there will be an option to remove them for the normal price of the game.

The 5 Best Mobile Platformers

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 30th, 2020

Touch screens and action-oriented gameplay don't typically mix, but over the course of pondering the best platformers on mobile, I found myself having a really hard time picking just five. Quite a few developers have found really creative ways to make games that require quick reflexes and precision feel perfectly enjoyable on your phone or tablet.

Check out our top picks for platformers on iOS, which cover the range of one-handed, streamlined experiences to titles more typical of the console platfomer experience. If you're looking for some other great mobile games to play, click here to check out all the other top lists we've been making lately.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Hog Mountain

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 29th, 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.