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Away: Journey to the Unexpected is a story-driven rogue-lite inspired by Japanese animation

Posted by Cameron Bald on June 25th, 2020

Away: Journey to the Unexpected looks really quite lovely. Stylish, cute, and clearly heavily inspired by Japanese animation, it's amongst the best-looking mobile games on the horizon. Developed by a two-person team, this story-driven rogue-lite is now making its way over to iOS after launching first for consoles last year.

You'll explore its magical 3D world filled with charming 2D characters while engaging in some light action and chatting to the cast. Along the way, you'll build up your roster of heroes and learn to utilise their unique abilities in combat. It's all played from a first-person perspective, and it seems to be the case that your primary weapon is a stick.

Black Desert Mobile is giving away free in-game rewards to Amazon Prime subscribers

Posted by Cameron Bald on June 25th, 2020

Pearl Abyss has just announced that it will continue to offer special in-game rewards to Black Desert Mobile players who also happen to be Amazon Prime subscribers. The rewards will be sent out over the next three months, and today's news comes just in time for the launch of BDM's latest content drop.

Before we get into that, here's some more info about the Prime rewards. Over the next three months, Prime members can claim a 28-day combat EXP buff, 10,000 Ancient Gold Coins, Abyssal Lightstone, 5000 Boss Stamps, and a Premium Abyssal Lightstone Chest. All of this should help you to upgrade your character and craft better gear than ever before. All you'll have to do to earn your rewards is sign into your Prime account via the special in-game menu tab.

Golf on Mars "review"

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 23rd, 2020
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad


Golf on Mars is a minimalist golf game and the follow up to Desert Golfing. In it, you traverse a seemingly unending Martian landscape by hitting a golf ball from hole to hole using the tried-and-true pull-and-release touch control scheme popularized by Angry Birds. But there are no birds here, much less any that explode. Nor are there powerups, enemies, menus, or even levels. It's just you, the ball, the holes, and the seemingly endless Martian landscape for you to navigate. Oh, and there's a counter at the top that's tracking your total stroke count, too.

Clash Royale: The Road to Legendary Arena: Spell Valley

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 22nd, 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.

As Seen on TV: TRUMP HAIR

Posted by Dann Sullivan on June 19th, 2020

As regular readers will know, in the background of 148Apps we have a hundred tiny machines whirring away, taking information from the AppStore and converting it into our extensive library of app pages. There are some truly weird and wonderful pages in there, and every so often one of them sees a little surge in popularity for some reason.

This time it’s a little different though. As you can see above, this time one of our pages ended up on TV - and not just regular TV, instead it was on HBO's fantastic news-satire show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Brilliant.

Rangers of Oblivion's upcoming update will introduce 5 new Wildsouls to the popular MMORPG

Posted by Stephen Gregson on June 19th, 2020

YOOZOO Games' popular MMORPG Rangers of Oblivion is set to receive a sizeable update this summer. It will see the introduction of a new mutated Behemoth, five Wildsouls and a whole hose of other things.

This new Behemoth looks like a standard descendant at first glance. However, once angered they become faster, more aggressive and their power will significantly increase. They use special crystals that are powered by primeval energy when their limbs are under attack. This means that standard Ranger weapons can't harm them.

The 5 Best Mobile Games Like The Last of Us Part II

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 18th, 2020

The Last of Us Part II is set to come out this week, but review scores have already been rolling in to pump up excitement for the latest entry in Naughty Dog’s expensive-looking apocalyptic survival horror series. Generally speaking, the game has already received near universal praise for its technical prowess, it’s a little less clear whether its story and tone will be as successful.

Some of this is due to the review embargo Naughty Dog has put in place around The Last of Us Part II, which has restricted critics from writing about the game in its entirety. Outside of that, there has been also heavy discussion among writers about how the game’s tone feels overly brutal and needlessly bleak, particularly since these aspects are seemingly being used in order to raise the same tired questions about player agency and violence that have been explored repeatedly in over a decade’s worth of “prestige” games.

PUBG Mobile will have a tournament called World League Season Zero in July with an 850,000 USD prize pool

Posted by Stephen Gregson on June 18th, 2020

Tencent's popular battle royale shooter PUBG Mobile is set to host a new esports event this year. It will be called PUBG Mobile World League Season Zero and aims to provide fans with the best global competition possible with the current world state.

That means it will be entirely online and the number of teams that will be able to compete has been increased to 40. The prize pool stands at $850,000 with the tournament itself taking place from 10th July to 9th August, giving fans a month's worth of esports action to enjoy.

The 5 Best Mobile Card-Based Roguelites

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 16th, 2020

Slay the Spire finally hit the App Store, and—as great as it is—the mobile version leaves quite a bit to be desired. This prompted us here to look back at all mobile games that have come out of the explosion of card-based roguelites that have been releasing in recent years and pick the top five games in that particular niche.

If you want to hold off on buying Slay the Spire for your phone (which we suggest you do), check out these other great titles that can deliver a similar 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.

Hit roguelite Candies 'n Curses gets an update that adds three new unlockable costumes

Posted by Cameron Bald on June 15th, 2020

Candies 'n Curses is an arcade roguelite where you'll traverse a creature-filled mansion in search of your missing friend. It launched back in 2018 and quickly earned praise for its polished presentation and enjoyably tricky action.

Now, a major update has arrived to add a fan-requested feature: new costumes for protagonist Molli. There are three different costumes to try out, each with a variety of colour variations, and they'll surely please long-time fans looking to give the visuals a slight refresh.

Niantic shares fresh details on Pokemon GO Fest 2020

Posted by Cameron Bald on June 15th, 2020

Niantic has now shared some fresh details on the upcoming Pokemon GO Fest 2020. The event itself is set to take place over the course of two days, and a single ticket will gain you access to both.

Day 1 is currently set to take place on July 25th, while Day 2 is planned for July 26th. Some of the main draws include a Special Research story and GO Fest-exclusive Global Challenge Arena. This sees you teaming up with other players to complete a collaborative challenge every hour. If you happen to clear the challenge, you'll earn a bonus for the remainder of the hour.

During the event, you'll be able to encounter over 75 species of Pokemon, either in the wild, in raids, or via Special Research tasks.

The hotly anticipated Super Tank Blitz rolls towards an iOS and Android launch in July

Posted by Luke Frater on June 15th, 2020

Publisher Smilegate is preparing to launch the sequel to its award-winning tank battler, Super Tank Rumble. Super Tank Blitz, as it's known, will be a sizeable step above its predecessor, delivering plenty of new features that mix up the action and keep the online fights fresh.

It revolves around unlocking, customising, and doing battle with a varied selection of tanks. They all come with unique properties and themes, with some looking like the deadliest igloo or train you've ever seen.

Tiny Dungeon Heroes is a dungeon-based maze game that's available now for iOS

Posted by Stephen Gregson on June 11th, 2020

Tiny Dungeon Heroes is a dungeon-based maze game from developer Software101 that clearly draws some inspiration from Pac-Man. It's available now for iOS as a premium title.

Tiny Dungeon Heroes is very simple, there will be a maze filled with coins and it's up to you to collect every last one of them. Once you've gathered all of them you can move onto the next level, with there being 100 in total. Though you won't have to beat them all in one run as there is a level skip function available.

Pokemon Masters' first Legendary Arena launches today, serves up the game's biggest challenge to date

Posted by Cameron Bald on June 11th, 2020

Pokemon Masters' first Legendary Arena has kicked off today, serving up what is perhaps one of the game's biggest challenges to date. In this mode, you'll battle against powerful legendary Pokemon using only a limited number of sync pairs.

The damage you deal to them will carry over to the next round, though they're all said to have giant health pools, so expect to have to chip away at them for a fair while. The longer nature of these battles means that you'll have to pace yourself well and strategize at every turn.

Night in the Unpleasant House is an intriguing mystery thriller creeping towards an iOS launch later this month

Posted by Cameron Bald on June 10th, 2020

Night in the Unpleasant House is the intriguing first title from developer Unmapped Path, a team composed of Joel Haddock and Chris Klimas, creator of open-source interactive fiction tool Twine. It's said to offer "a twisted tale of loss, revenge, and pseudoscience", and it's creeping towards an iOS launch later this month.

The game is a mystery adventure of sorts where you'll investigate the disappearance of your father, who vanished without a trace after learning a dark secret about his boss, the Mayor. The story begins with you having worked your way into the Mayor's good graces, though it's all in aid of discovering the location of his hidden house.