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Campbell has been writing about games for the majority of his adult life and made the jump into covering mobile games in 2013. He is always on Mastodon when he's not playing games.

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Top Mobile Game Discounts

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 27th, 2023

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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.

Omega 13 review

By Campbell Bird on January 25th, 2023
This mech combat game is stylish and cool, but has some pacing and difficulty issues.
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UFO99 review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 24th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT QUITE 100
UFO99 presents some quick and quirky fun but is just shy of feeling like a truly standout experience.
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Pine Tar Poker review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 19th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DARE TO DEAL?
Pine Tar Poker is just an innocent and folksy spin on poker. Or is it?
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Wavecade review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 18th, 2023
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: RIDE THE WAVE
This arcade shooter may look familiar, but it finds ways to be unlike just about anything else.
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Perfect Grind review

By Campbell Bird on January 18th, 2023
This skateboarding game adheres pretty strictly to a decades old, tried-and-true formula.
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148Apps Game of the Year 2022

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 31st, 2022

2022 is almost over, and so now in the same fashion as last year, I wanted to model some Game of the Year awards through categories in addition to simply ranking my personal favorites. Between now and the dawn of 2023, I'll be updating this page regularly with new entries for each category, so make sure to check in and see what titles win which awards.


The Categories

For each of these categories, I'll choose a winner and mention some notable runner-ups. Any game nominated or chosen for any of these cateories is then eligible for the final category, Best Game, which is the culminating category where I will construct a ranked list of my favorite games from this year.

Everything you need to know about the Omega Strikers open beta

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 27th, 2022

Just before Christmas, Odyssey Interactive brough their fast and fun 3v3 knockout striker title, Omega Strikers, to mobile in the form of an open beta. The game had previously been available to play in beta on Steam since September, but when the game was announced the developers were very clear about their intent to bring the game to smaller screens.

I had been previously dabbling with Omega Strikers on PC, but only truly dove in head-first once I could get my hands on it in mobile form. Since release, I've poured a ton of time into it and can shed some insight on future plans for the game in addition to some tips to help you get started if you want to pick it up yourself and try it out.

Finding Paradise review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 23rd, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DREAM OF THE DEAD
This follow-up to To the Moon is a heartfelt exploration of inner life, and does so successfully as a standalone experience.
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Afterplace review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 21st, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WEIRD AND WONDERFUL
Afterplace isn’t the easiest game to make your way through, but a lot of its friction and weirdness is also what makes it a special experience.
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Vampire Survivors review

By Campbell Bird on December 13th, 2022
This celebrated roguelite has made the jump to iOS completely unscathed and for free.
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A Memoir Blue review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on December 1st, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MEMORABLE MEMORIES
This adventure game may take a moment to distinguish itself, but once it does it is a nice and affecting tale.
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Wreckfest review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 28th, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: CRASH AND BURN
This racing game shows some detailed destruction but getting the game to create these moments just doesn’t feel all that great.
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OPUS: Echo of Starsong review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 22nd, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: UNIQUE UNIVERSE
This narrative sci-fi adventure creates one of the most nuanced and complete game worlds that has ever come to mobile.
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DYSMANTLE review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 10th, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MASTER CRAFT
This survival crafting game avoids weighing itself down with annoying mechanics in favor of burying a mountain of secrets within its world.
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