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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:

Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on July 26th, 2021

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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.

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.

Garena Free Fire has reached one billion downloads on Google Play

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 16th, 2021

Garena has announced that their popular battle royale title, Free Fire, has recently crossed a staggering one billion downloads on Google Play alone. There are plenty of beloved mobile titles out there with millions of installs, but only a handful have reached 10 figures.

And that's only the figures for Android. I'd be fascinated to know what the total would be if iOS was taken into account. Of course, Android remains the leading mobile operating system globally, so the numbers there are bound to be higher.

Another Eden's latest update introduces the final chapter of Mythos: Song of Sword and Wings of Lost Paradise

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 15th, 2021

Another Eden's latest update, version 2.7.900, introduces the final chapter of the Mythos: Song of Sword and Wings of Lost Paradise. It sees the game's first piece of serial content reach its conclusion. But that's not all the latest update brings. Meanwhile, an Another Style look for an existing character and campaigns with various rewards.

The latest chapter will introduce new maps and areas for players to explore as they progress to the end of the Mythos. Likewise, a new Another Dungeon is now available to tackle as well. You can check out the trailer below for an idea of what to expect from the concluding instalment.

MU Origin 2’s massive update adds Kundun Lilith, Land of Lust, The Divine Source, and more

Posted by 148Apps Staff on July 15th, 2021
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Webzen’s hit mobile MMORPG MU Origin 2 is taking things up a notch with its 6.0 update, introducing Kundun Lilith, Elemental Seals, and The Abyss Season 29 among other upgrades.

Running until August 1st, the Abyss Season 29 lets players collect Abyss Coins and Abyss Blood Coins and deck themselves to the nines with Abyss Costumes at the exchange shop. The 6.0.0 Content Update also adds The Divine Source which will be open once your character reaches MII (500Lv). You can spot this at the [Divinity>Divine Source], and it can be enhanced with the Moon Jewel and Ancient Cube purchased at the diamonds shop.

GrandChase introduces a new 5-star Mage Hero called Harpe

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 14th, 2021

KOG Games has announced that a new character has arrived in their popular free-to-play RPG GrandChase. This SR 5-star hero is called Harpe, and players can add him to their roster for free as part of an ongoing pre-registration event.

He can be obtained by anyone who pre-registered by logging into the game and using the code sent to their email inbox. New and Returning players can also claim Harpe by signing up before July 19th.

Botworld Adventure is an upcoming open-world RPG for iOS and Android that draws inspiration from World of Warcraft and Pokemon

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 13th, 2021

Botworld Adventure is an upcoming open-world RPG from developer Featherweight Games, who you might be familiar with through their previous game Rodeo Stampede. Their latest effort is currently available in select countries in soft launch but will be heading for iOS and Android globally later this year.

The game looks to combine nostalgic elements of both Pokemon and World of Warcraft into a truly open-world game. The titular Botworld promises to be massive with 12 distinct zones for players to explore, with each housing the decaying remains of a lost civilisation.

PUBG Mobile's 1.5 update introduces a new Royale Pass system and an overhaul of Erangel

Posted by Stephen Gregson on July 9th, 2021

The ever-popular battle royale, PUBG Mobile, has hit Version 1.5, which introduces a plethora of content to the game. It includes the Mission Ignition overhaul of Erangel, the start of the Tesla partnership and a new Royale Pass system.

Erangel's six main areas - Pochinki, Georgopol, School, Military Base, Yasnaya Polyana and Mylta Power – have undergone quite the transformation thanks to the DynaHex energy company. They have turned the place into an experimental base where players can access futuristic equipment, transport and explore revamped versions of the map's existing buildings.