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Harry used to be really good at Snake on the Nokia 5110. Apparently though, digital snake wrangling isn't a proper job, so now he writes words about games instead.

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Call of Duty Mobile - Three other Activision titles we'd love to see coming to iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on March 20th, 2019

This week Activision has revealed that Call of Duty Mobile is real, it's coming soon, and it looks pretty awesome. We got all of that from a trailer, but it also got us thinking about what other Activision games we'd like to see coming to mobile. Because that's the sort of thing we think about here at 148Apps towers.

We've not included any Blizzard games in the list, since we had a bit of a deep dive into how they might work for mobile when the big B revealed it was looking to bring all of its franchises to mobile. Instead we've focused on Activision published titles - specifically ones with plenty of action, since everyone loves action and explosions.

Got your own suggestions as to which Activision games you'd like to see coming to mobile? Then do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. It's a huge company with a massive back catalogue, and we'd love to hear your ideas about how it could bring some of those games to mobile.

The best games for iPhone - The definitive 148 Apps list [Updated March 19th]

Posted by Harry Slater on March 19th, 2019

Hi there, and welcome to our ever-increasing list of the very best games for iPhone. We're going to be updating this regularly with new content, so make sure you check back often, because you're not going to want to miss out on even one of the games we're including here. Trust me, they're that good.

You can click the links below to download the games from the App Store, and find out more about them. And if you've got some games you think should be included, feel free to chuck them into the comments section. Hopefully we can get a good bit of debate going!

Everything you need to know to win in Sprout: Idle Garden

Posted by Harry Slater on March 18th, 2019

Sure, Sprout: Idle Garden might be an idle game (we know, we know, it was pretty obvious from the name), but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of hints and tips you can exploit to make sure you're getting the best possible return from your crops. Which is where this handy how-to comes in.

We've played an almost offensive amount of the game in our desire to make everything in the world a little bit nicer, so it's fair to say that we know what we're talking about here. That doesn't mean we've got the exclusive rights to knowing stuff about Sprout: Idle Garden, so if you've got your own hints and tips do please let us, and everyone else know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

If you smash a click here you'll be able to check out all of the other amazing guides we've been writing recently. We've covered some of the biggest titles in mobile gaming, so you can bet if you're stuck on something, there's going to be a handy hint to get you unstuck waiting for you.

That's the preamble out of the way then, so let's get out with telling you everything you need to know about Sprout: Idle Garden for iPhone and iPad.

Everything you need to know to win in Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 15th, 2019

Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga screenshot - Some of the cute critters

Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga is the latest game in King's long line of sagas. It's a match-stuff puzzler, as you might expect, but it's got a few new twists on the already established formula that, while they do keep things fresh, are likely to come as a bit of a shock to long time players. Don't you fret though, because this guide to everything you need to know to win in the game is going to help you out no end.

We've played the game for a long while, so you can bet that we know what we're talking about. If you've also stuck some hours into Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga and you've got your own hints, tips, and tricks to share, then we'd love to hear all about them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out all of the other game guides we've been making. They're all really good, and if you play a lot of mobile games we bet there are some hints and tips in there that are going to help you out. Before you look at those, though, let's check out some tricks for Pet Rescue Puzzle Saga.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - March 14th

Posted by Harry Slater on March 14th, 2019

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Just like every Thursday, today we're taking some time to let you know what we think are the best games that have come out over the past week. We've had hands-on time with all of them, so you can trust us when we tell you that we're pretty clued up on this.

That said, you might disagree. That's cool, you can do that. But if you do, we'd love to hear why in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Maybe you've spotted something that you love, and you want to share it with the world? That's just one of the many services that the comments section can provide.

Click here and you can check out the games we thought were the greatest from last week. And now, without further ado, let's find out what the best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week are.

Everything you need to win in Scorcher for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Harry Slater on March 13th, 2019

There's no denying that Scorcher from Radiangames is a difficult game. It's the sort of game where, when you first start playing, you're going to die over and over and over again. There's a chance that those repetitive deaths are going to put you off from going deeper into the game, and that would be a real shame.

Which is where this article comes in. In it we're going to break down the strategies you're going to need to always be posting the highest scores. We've put a good few hours into the game, so it's fair to say that we know our stuff. But if you've got your own tips, please do smash them in the comments section at the bottom of the guide.

Click here and you can check out all of the other awesome guides we've created over the last few months. If you're stuck on an iPhone or iPad game, then there's a pretty good chance we've got the solution waiting in our archives. Not to brag or anything, y'know.

Everything you need to win in Frag: Pro Shooter for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 8th, 2019

Frag: Pro Shooter is a surprisingly brilliant game. It strides along the line between the mid and hardcore with an expert tread, rarely missing a step. But it's also pretty tricky once you get into it, which is where this guide comes in. We're going to make sure you've got all the hints, tricks, and tips you need to win at Frag: Pro Shooter.

We've put a good few hours into the game, so we know what we're talking about. There's a good chance you do too, though, so if you've got any additional hints and tips, please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article. After all, sharing is caring, and we like to think you care about us.

If you click here you can check out all the guides we've made in recent months. If you play a lot of mobile games, then there's a very good chance that we're going to have covered something you're into. Right then, let's get on with the rest of this guide.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - March 7th

Posted by Harry Slater on March 7th, 2019

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Thursday is the day when most games come out on the App Store. So every week we like to spend Thursday telling you what the best of those games is. In a way we're providing a wonderful service, since it means you don't have to play anything rubbish in order to find the gems that have landed on iOS over the past seven days.

This week we've got a shooter, a twitchy arcade racer that features giant worms, and one of the strangest auto-runners that we've ever had the privilege of playing. Of course, with this being a pretty short list, there's a chance we've missed something out. If you think that's the case, then do let us know your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out what we thought were the best games that came out last week. And now, without any further words (except these ones), let's look at the three best games that came out for iPad and iPhone this week.

Everything you need to know to win in Skylanders: Reign of Heroes for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on March 6th, 2019

Skylanders: Ring of Heroes might look like a re-skinned version of Summoners Wars, but there's actually a whole lot more going on underneath the hood than you might expect. It's a midcore RPG that sees you building up a team of the famous Skylanders, then taking them out to battle all-comers. And in this guide we're going to make sure you've got all the skills you need to defeat them.

We've put a good few hours into the game, so we know what we're talking about, but if you think we've missed out on any juicy tidbits of information that are going to help new and old players alike get the most out of the experience, then please do share them in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

Click here and you can check out all of the other guides and how-tos we've been writing over the past few months - they'll make you the envy of all your game-playing friends, we can guarantee that much. Right then, let's discover everything you need to know to win in Skylanders: Ring of Heroes.

The Elder Scrolls Blades is running an iOS only closed beta event

Posted by Harry Slater on March 4th, 2019

We're getting closer to The Elder Scrolls Blades becoming a real thing that we can get our grubby mitts on. It's been a few months since we actually heard anything about the game - we've seen release dates come and go, and since then not a peep. Until now, that is, because a closed beta looks like it's on its way.

How do we know that? A tweet from Bethesda, which outlined the details around the beta. More than that though, Bethesda has released its roadmap for the next few months, showing that we've still got quite a while to wait until everyone can get their hands on the game.

These are the top 3 best games for iPhone and iPad of February 2019

Posted by Harry Slater on March 1st, 2019

How has February already come to an end? That's craziness. Pretty soon it's going to be the summer and I'm going to be complaining about how hot it is all the time. So that's something to look forward to. That's not what we're doing here though - here's we're looking back to the three best games that came out in the second month of 2019.

It was tough choosing just three, and if you think we've missed out anything glaring then we'd love to hear from you in the comments section. Don't be mean about it, though, that's just mean. Hell, you might even agree with us - let us know about that too, it'll make us feel slightly better about the passage of time.

Click here and you can check out all of the other awesome lists we've been making over the past few months. Or, if you'd prefer, keep reading, and you'll discover what we thought were the three best iPhone and iPad games of February 2019.

The best games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week - February 28th

Posted by Harry Slater on February 28th, 2019

Every Thursday here at 148Apps we like to make sure you're caught up with all the amazing mobile games that have come out over the past seven days. And today is no different - what you're reading right now is our break down of what we think are the top 5 games for iPhone and iPad that came out this week.

It's an interesting mix too, with an intriguing endless runner or two, a puzzler that's put its gloves back on, and an adaptation of a classic board game that's sure to get more than one or two fingers twitching with joy. If you think we've missed anything, then feel free to chuck your own suggestions in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

If you smash a click right here you'll be able to check out what we thought were the best games that came out last week. And make sure you check back regularly, because we're always making awesome content here at 148Apps and it'd proper suck if you missed any of it.

What does Dragalia Lost tell us about the future of Nintendo's presence on mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on February 27th, 2019

You could call Dragalia Lost Nintendo's outlier. It is, to all intents and purposes, a pretty expensive shot in the dark. It's got all of Nintendo's polish and shimmer, but unlike the other big N games we've seen coming to the App Store, this one isn't backed up with a massive license.

The game has already been successful in the territories it's been out in, raking in some massive numbers that Nintendo must be pretty pleased with. And that poses some pretty dramatic questions about the future of Nintendo's mobile business.

The bigger the company, the more it needs to fret about a game making bank - there are loads of people to pay, and material success is going to be way more important than critical praise. Nintendo has often managed to blend both of those things together, but the mobile gaming landscape is very different to the home console one, and Dragalia Lost could well be the a marker as to where Nintendo is going to be heading. In what way? Well, in quite a few.

What might the Samsung Galaxy Fold mean for the future of the iPhone?

Posted by Harry Slater on February 25th, 2019

You might have heard last week that Samsung has revealed a folding phone. It's called, quite imaginatively, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and it was announced at MWC in Barcelona last week. It's certainly an interesting idea, and it isn't the only Android device that has bendability in its unique selling points.

The question is though, what sort of response is this going to elicit from Apple? A few years ago we could say quite conclusively that the response would be non-existent, but the time when Apple was the clear leader in terms of innovation are long gone - now it plays catch-up as much as Samsung and the others.

So will we be seeing an iFold any time soon? Or might Apple respond with some new ideas of its own? Those are the questions that we're going to ponder in this article. Hopefully you'll agree with us, but if you've got your own thoughts to add to these issues, feel free to let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the article.

All the tips, tricks, and hints you need for Immortal Rogue for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on February 22nd, 2019

Immortal Rogue is one of those games that can take a bit of getting used to. Don't get us wrong, we love the action roguelike with all of our hearts, but it's got some pretty deep ideas and concepts that might pass you by if you're not paying close enough attention. Don't worry though, because in this article you'll find all the tips, hints, and tricks you need to make yourself an Immortal Rogue legend.

We've put a good few hours into the game, so we know what we're talking about here. Obviously you might have spotted your own work arounds and concepts though, and if that's the case we'd love to hear them, so please do stick them in the comments section all the way down at the bottom of the article.

If you want to find out what other games we've written guides for over the past few months, all you have to do is smash a click on this link right here. If you'd rather just get on with learning more about how to become the best vampire the world has ever seen, then just keep reading y'all.