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Quick tips for Brawl Quest, brand new on Android and iOS

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 29th, 2020

Looking for a fight? Brawl Quest captures all the fun of retro arcade beat-‘em-ups, but chucks in a more modern, cartoonish style and some wacky characters to boot. Just released by indie developer ThinkBIT, the game features a roster of playable fighters with which to clean the steets of bad guys and bosses in over 50 stages.

These helpful tips will ensure you get the most out of your brawls, whether you want to maximise your coin count or recruit some pets pronto.

Remember your fighter types: Brawl Quest features rock-paper-scissors fighter types, with each type having either a 15% damage advantage or disadvantage against another type. Before you enter a stage, check the suggested fighter type to send in based on the sort of thugs awaiting you

Log in daily: After completing area 2-1, you’ll unlock daily quests. These are a quick and easy way to gain additional gold coins and gems, which can be used to level up and unlock new content, including pets (more on them below). Even just logging into Brawl Quest regularly gets you some freebies; the premium shop has a free loot box given away to all players daily, providing you’re there to collect it

Get your paws on pets: Pets act as a sort of living talisman, imparting boosts to your fighters’ stats. Aim to get through area 2-6 as fast as you can to begin unlocking your own animal companions. We recommend saving up 200 gems to unlock a third pet slot

Dispatch your brawlers: Once you’ve completed area 2-10, you can start sending brawlers out on quests to bring back loot. Not all dispatches will be successful, but you can improve your brawlers’ chances by paying attention to their fighter type and level.

Top up your energy: If you’ve run out of energy, spend some coins at the vending machine for more, as well as other useful items for levelling up.

Put our advice into action and let those fists fly. Brawl Quest is out now for free on Android and iOS (coming out mid-February).

This article issponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.

The Ultimate iPad Setup

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 26th, 2019

iPads are awesome. We all know this. But an iPad all on its own can sometimes just feel like a big, unwieldy phone that sits in some corner, only to be dusted off when you need a way to watch Netflix on a flight.

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. With a little additional investment, you can kit out your tablet so that it can serve as your primary computer both for productivity and entertainment purposes.

How do I know this? Well, I’ve been an iPad owner for years, and have written the vast majority of everything I’ve ever posted to this site using one. With all of this in mind, I’ve put together a handy little guide on things to pick up (or skip) when looking to make your iPad the absolute best it can be for everything.

For the purposes of this guide, I’ll be speaking about items generally, as your wants and needs around said items might shift depending on which model of iPad you have. I’ll also be sharing my personal favorite picks, but those are all based on how well they work with an iPad Pro 11 (2018), as it's my current iPad of choice.

Overdox guide - Tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 14th, 2019

Overdox is a clever battle royale that changes things up by adding MOBA mechanics and melee combat to the mix. This new hybrid game can be quite a bit to take in at first, so we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get a leg up on the competition.

Kingdom Rush Vengeance Update Guide 3 - What you need to know about the Halloween Update

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 24th, 2019

Kingdom Rush: Vengeance now has gotten three updates. It started with the Subaquatic Menace back in February, followed by The Frozen Nightmare in May. And just yesterday, a Halloween update went live featuring three new stages, four new enemies, a premium hero, and a premium tower.

After playing through this latest update, I can safely say it’s the most satisfying content addition to the game so far. Read on for why that is.

Bad North: Jotunn Edition guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 23rd, 2019

Bad North: Jotunn Edition can be cruel. You never quite know where your next attack is going to come from, and--even if you’re prepared for it--things might just not go your way.

This doesn't mean the game is random, but it does have a peculiar imprecision to it that you definitely have to get used to. If you find yourself struggling to make adjustments so you can finish a run successfully in this game, keep these tips in mind.

Gigantic X guide - What you need to know about the 1.1.0 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 9th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP-DOWN SHLOOTER :: Read Review »

Gigantic X continues to inspire loot lust over here at 148Apps, particularly because the game has already been updated just in its second week of release.

Unfortunately, this 1.1.0 patch doesn’t bring a whole ton of new goodies with it, but it does bring some changes to the game itself, most of which are pretty welcome. See below for details:

Log-in event

One thing that’s in most live games, but has been missing from Gigantic X, is finally here. Daily log-ins are now a thing, and the rewards for them are nothing to sneeze at.

Until August 9, logging in daily can get you some weapon crates that drop tier 4 or 5 weapons, plus credits and crona. These rewards are surprisingly generous given that all you have to do to get them is open the game.

Gigantic X guide - Tips and tricks for beginners

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 5th, 2019

Gigantic X has only been out for a little over a week, but it’s shaping up to be the mobile loot shooter of our dreams. That said, it’s not exactly the most friendly game out there. We noted in our review that you need to invest some time in the game to really understand what’s going on.

To help with that, we’ve put together a handy dandy beginner’s guide. These tips should set you well on your way in Gigantic X from the outset. See below for tips:

Civilization VI - What you need to know about the Rise and Fall Expansion

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 29th, 2019
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Last week, the mobile version of Civilization VI got updated to include the huge Rise and Fall expansion. Where previous updates to the game provided one or two new civilizations and maybe a few scenarios, Rise and Fall makes sweeping changes to the core game, to the point that it takes up an extra gigabyte of storage on your device.

Such a big expansion doesn’t come cheap though. Adding Rise and Fall to Civilization VI will cost you $30. Given such a hefty price tag, we dove deep to look at what this expansion offers to see if this add-on justifies the cost.

Void Tyrant guide - Tips and tricks for the Knight class

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 19th, 2019

Void Tyrant continues to get a lot of play in these parts. Probably because the game is just so deep and varied.

The next stop on our guide series for Void Tyrant is class-specific guides. First up is the Knight, as it’s the first class anyone has access to. See below for a few quality tips for playing this melee-focused class:

TEPPEN guide - The three best decks in TEPPEN right now

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 17th, 2019

TEPPEN’s unique take on the collectible card game genre is exciting. It’s just over a week old, but that isn’t stopping lots of folks from speculating about the long-term viability of the game, as well as changes and additions that will happen over time.

In the days since release, though. One thing is becoming clear. TEPPEN’s first set of top tier decks have emerged, and boy are they dominant. In checking out any community talking about TEPPEN, there are three main deck types that anyone is talking about, and it’s because they’re extremely powerful, to the point that many think some rebalancing is in order. See below for which decks we’re talking about:

TEPPEN guide - Tips and tricks for new players

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 12th, 2019

TEPPEN is a wild game that nobody asked for, but I’m sure glad it exists. Who would’ve thought that a CCG featuring Capcom characters could be so cool and weird?

In case you’re not completely sure what TEPPEN is, make sure to check out our review where we explain this wacky game. Then, come back here for some beginner tips that might help you as you start playing the game.

Dr. Mario World guide - Other games that will deliver just what the doctor ordered

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 11th, 2019

We now live in a post-Dr. Mario World world, and I gotta say, things don’t feel too different. Nintendo continues to squirt out bad games on phones, causing all but the most stalwart fans of mobile games to question why they even bother downloading games from the App Store.

Things don’t have to be this way though! Nintendo could make a good phone puzzler if they wanted to. To prove it, here’s a list of great mobile puzzlers that can provide in all the ways that Dr. Mario World doesn’t.

Void Tyrant guide - Guildins guide

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 5th, 2019

I’ve still been putting a lot of time into Void Tyrant since it officially released last week, and it’s surprising how much stuff there is to uncover in such a simple-looking game. Just toray, I finished spending my Guildins on all available upgrades, and now I have some thoughts.

If you’re still working your way through Void Tyrant and wondering the best way to invest your Guildins, look no further. I have all your answers here:

Void Tyrant guide - General tips and tricks for new players

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 28th, 2019

Void Tyrant is a card-based dungeon-crawler that doesn’t fit in the mold of other games in the genre. Between the Blackjack-style combat and strange gear system alone, you’re left to your own devices to figure out how best to use everything to your advantage to go on a deep run.

It doesn’t have to be this way though! I’ve been playing Void Tyrant constantly both before and after release. Here are some good general tips I’ve learned after many, many hours with the game:

Slow down

Battles can take a long time in Void Tyrant. Even with all the animation and dialogue skip options turned on, everything in the game can feel like it plods along. This is especially true if you’re in a rush to get back to where you died on your last run. Because of this, it can be tempting to try and minimize combat time by tapping quickly through turns.

Avoid doing this at all costs! It’s so easy to make a careless mistake if you’re just trying to rush things along, and a single bad turn can end your run. Always check to see what your opponent has, what cards you can potentially play, and what you can afford to discard before deciding to hit or stand. Taking the time to do this will let you make much better decisions and—believe it or not—allow you to progress more efficiently.

Use ‘em if you’ve got ‘em

On any given run in Void Tyrant, you’ll likely get some consumable cards added to your deck. These special cards usually do not cost much EP to play, with the downside being they disappear from your deck when you use them.

You may be tempted to save and use these cards for when they could really make a difference (i.e. a boss fight), but that is potentially dangerous. As great as consumable cards are, they bloat your deck and make it less consistent. They could even lead to your downfall if you just hang on to too many of them for too long. Instead, just use consumables whenever they seem helpful, and your deck will stay lean and mean (not to mention that you'll also be alive).

Managing EP

Your energy—or EP—in Void Tyrant is perhaps the most valuable resource you have. It lets you pick and play all kinds of cards that can let you overcome the variability of the base combat system.

You should use this resouce as early and often as it is available, but you also shouldn’t squander it. This is to say you should never try to be “saving” EP, but you also should only spend it on cards that will actually give you an advantage in the moment. This might mean discarding more than just the one free discard you get on a turn to find exactly what you’re looking for.

If you do this, you’ll win a lot more rounds of combat, which restores your EP meter with every hit. Whenever things turn south, always remember you can play conservatively and defend against attacks, which allows you to earn back a good chunk of 10 EP.

Alabama Bones guide - How to get the most out of this one-touch platformer

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 21st, 2019

Alabama Bones is a pretty solid one-touch platfomer. While there are times where it’s pretty easy, fun, and satisgying to cruise through some levels, others can be quite tricky.

Leave it to us to take our experience with the game and share it with you, dear readers. See below for a few nice tips for how to have a bit of an eaiser time playing Alabama Bones: