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Stupid Zombies 4 is an upcoming trick-shot shooter for iOS and Android

Posted by Cameron Bald on February 4th, 2020

The Stupid Zombies are preparing to make their grand return to iOS and Android in the fourth instalment of the hugely popular trick-shot shooter series. If you missed out on the earlier games, the basic idea is that you have to bounce bullets around the scenery to take out as many zombies as possible using fairly limited supplies.

Having not played the earlier entries in the series, it's interesting to find that they've proved so incredibly popular. The third entry even had a major crossover with Techland's Dying Light.

Stupid Zombies 4 is set to offer a variety of mission types and an eclectic arsenal of weapons to master. You'll collect coins to unlock new heroes and gradually work your way up to become an absolute zombie-killing machine.

Our review of the third game was mostly positive, with reviewer Rob Rich arguing that it offered a good deal of fun despite being more of the same and in some ways a step back for the series. His main issue stemmed from Stupid Zombies 3's removal of the smart puzzles that made the earlier games a hoot.

If you're a fan of the series and want to see where GameResort takes it next, you'll find Stupid Zombies 4 available for pre-registration now from both the App Store and Google Play.

Pew Pew Planet is a fast-paced, space-based shooter for iOS and Android

Posted by Cameron Bald on February 3rd, 2020

Pew Pew Planet is a space-based shooter that sees you controlling a fleet of 'Guardian' spaceships to push back against the alien hordes. After being announced late last year, the game is now available as a free-to-play title for both iOS and Android.

The basic idea is that you need to time your blasts to hit the aliens as they circle around a planet. Controls are simple, requiring you to tap the screen to fire your ship's weapons. It's very casual and easy to get into.

The combat is complicated slightly by the addition of power-ups and a rapid-fire mode called 'Hyper Mode'. You'll start out with a fairly basic arsenal before unlocking fun boomerangs and other such weird weaponry. Wisely utilising every mechanic and tactic available to you is a great way to earn yourself a spot on the daily leaderboards.

While flying around, you'll need to carefully avoid bumping into any stray bombs and the planet itself. There are collectables to hunt down and earn, and you'll unlock new ships as you continue to progress. There are over 30 of them at launch.

If you fancy the look of Pew Pew Planet, you'll find it available for download now from both the App Store and Google Play.

Iron Saga's latest crossover event is a collaboration with 2016's hack 'n' slash game iCEY

Posted by Stephen Gregson on January 31st, 2020

Game Duchy, the team behind Iron Saga, have announced their latest crossover event will be with the 2D side-scrolling action game iCEY– which launched for iOS back in 2016 where it was quite well received.

The event starts today and will run until 27th February. There will also be several smaller events that will run throughout the month too alongside numerous daily login rewards. As you might expect from a crossover event iCEY herself will also arrive in the game.

She will come with her own mech called the iCEY X and will have a related quest that will give players special shards and chests that will help them improve their team of mechs and pilots. Additionally, there will be increased drop rates for all event mechas and pilots from February 1st to 6th.

This includes a mixture of mechs and pilots from the iCEY universe. The mechs are the iCEY X, Baal and B.A.T. Meanwhile, the pilots from that game will be iCEY, Osin and Igarashi Meimi. They will join the already giant roster of over 500 mechs and pilots that are already in the game.

If you're unfamiliar with Iron Saga it's a fairly popular mech battling game that was released last year. Since then it has racked up over 100,000 downloads on Google Play alone. People love games with mechs it seems and who can really blame them?

Iron Saga is available over on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

Seven's Code is a rhythm-action game with an anime inspired story that's available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on January 30th, 2020

Seven's Code is a rhythm-action game from Applibot Inc that's available now for iOS and Android. It's presented with a neon-coloured, anime-inspired story where you'll be battling various enemies in time to the beat.

That means you know it's going to have an over-the-top story. Set in the year 2025 the titular Seven's Code is a futuristic entertainment metropolis where people are supposed to just have a good time. A modern-day paradise, but we've all played enough games at this point to know that's not really the case.

Players will follow the story of Yuito Kashihara – a high ranking member of the city's security force – as he gets thrown into a series of trials because of a girl named Aurora. From there he embarks on a mission to discover what's really going on in Seven's Code.

As you progress through the story you'll have to do battle with a plethora of enemies through the power of rhythm-based action. Much like in a game like Guitar Hero, notes will float down the screen and you will have to respond to them accordingly. Each type of note will be hit by a different touch screen action and will lower the enemies health bar.

There are four types of notes that will require you to either Charge, Reflect, Chain or Slash them in time to the music. Charge is holding down as the note passes through the bottom of the screen and letting go at the right moment for bonus damage. Meanwhile, Reflect and Slash are tapping and flicking respectively. Finally, Charge requires you to hold down and follow the pattern the note makes on the screen.

Seven's Code is available now on the App Store and Google Play. It's a premium title that costs $3.99 with further in-app purchases available too. However, you can try a few levels of the game for free if you're an Android user.

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).

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Black Desert Mobile's Sorceress class is a magic user with devastating ranged attacks

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 29th, 2020
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Black Desert Mobile, Pearl Abyss' megahit fantasy MMO, has had an incredible first month, with a ton of post-launch content already available for players to sink their teeth into. Now, the game's first new playable character class has arrived, offering her own powerful skills, attacks, and combat style.

With her primary weapon being an Amulet and secondary weapon being a Talisman, the Sorceress is a skilled magic user who is deadly in both ranged and up-close encounters. On the rare occasion when she's forced to play defensively, she can employ rapid dodges and teleportation powers to stay in the fight and navigate the battlefield safely.

Ultimate Reality is an inventive and stylish beat 'em up for Android

Posted by Cameron Bald on January 29th, 2020

Ultimate Reality from developer LinkUp Games is a hyper-stylish pixel art beat-'em-up that sees you fighting crime as a masked vigilante. Drake Smith is wise beyond his years, something that often gets him in trouble. Now, he's only gone and created a device that allows for travel between various dimensions.

After stumbling upon a mystical artefact, Drake realises that someone out there is attempting to destroy every known dimension, which is just no good. Cue a dimension-hopping, side-scrolling adventure through a series of gorgeous pixel-art environments.

Your newfound abilities allow you to fight off hordes of nasty enemies and crush various bosses along the way. You'll have five unique suits to test out, all with their own distinct fighting styles. For example, one might allow you to be more acrobatic, while another may give you enhanced combat skills.

The core battles sound fairly layered, with lots of combos, gadgets, and finishers at your disposal. If need be, you can get right up in your rival's face or blast them from afar with a ranged weapon.

At launch, there are ten dimensional abilities to unlock that grant you different physical properties. You can create decoy versions of yourself or boost your speed at a moment's notice. The game's world is said to be varied – full of puzzles to solve and baddies to beat. One level might see you traversing a sprawling gravitational factory, while the next may be set among the urban skylines.

Ultimate Reality sounds like a great time for superhero fans or lovers of a good multiverse tale. You'll find it available for download now from over on Google Play.

Hearthstone's latest update is a bit of a snoozefest

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 27th, 2020
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Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: PERFECTLY (WAR)CRAFTED :: Read Review »

Back in May last year, I wrote about how Hearthstone felt like it was trying to reach more casual players with the release of The Dalaran Heist—a single-player expansion that focused less on theorycrafting the perfect deck and more on experimentation and play. A lot has happened in the game since then, including the release of a new game mode that seeks to capitalize on the popularity of auto chess games like Dota Underlords.

I wouldn’t say any of these updates have made Hearthstone any friendlier or more accessible as The Dalaran Heist did, but they have given players different ways to engage with the game’s cards in new and neat ways. Keeping all of this in mind, I was pretty excited to hear that another single-player expansion was coming to Hearthstone. But—now that it’s finally here—Hearthstone’s latest update, entitled Galakrond’s Awakening, feels like a return to basics for Blizzard in a way that feels a bit disappointing.

Rogue Marine is an intense roguelike card-battler for Android

Posted by Cameron Bald on January 27th, 2020

Rogue Marine from developer Rungo Games is an intense roguelike card-battler that sees you playing as a badass space marine. You'll battle to work your way through each individual sector as you attempt to escape deadly alien invaders, unhinged troopers, and rogue bots.

The core gameplay is inspired by the card game Solitaire. One of its biggest challenges stems from making smart use of your suit's limited power. Once you eat through it all, you'll start losing all-important health at an alarming rate.

Thankfully, new weapons and special upgrades can be collected over time and switched out with ease. Again, though, you'll need to be smart about what you pick up and when you use it – you've only got three item/weapon slots, after all.

Each run is said to be varied and fast-paced; perfect for on-the-go play. The developer is also clearly proud of the game's atmospheric sound design, suggesting that you use headphones for a more optimal, immersive experience. And with over 30 tricky missions to take on, you're potentially looking at a great many hours of playtime if you wish to prove your mastery of the game's combat.

For a more thorough look at the game's systems, I'd advise checking out the developer's walkthrough embedded above. If Rogue Marine sounds like the card-battler for you, you'll find it available for purchase now from Google Play.

The Alliance update to Out There: Omega Edition makes it as playable as ever

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 24th, 2020
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A LITTLE LOST (IN SPACE) :: Read Review »

Out There is an old go-to recommendation for a lot of mobile stalwarts, but I could never really get into it. This sci-fi survival game that blended elements of interactive fiction and roguelike mechanics just felt a little off-balance and a little too random for my liking. After being out for six years though, Out There has gone through some changes. The latest of which is a content update entitled “The Alliance” that looked just interesting enough for me to try and pick up the game all over again.

Animal Fury Destination is an action-adventure game for iOS and Android with an environmentally conscious story

Posted by Stephen Gregson on January 24th, 2020

Animal Fury Destination is an action-adventure game from independent, Colombian developer Ignicion Games. It's a 3D action game where you'll play as various different characters as you embark on a quest to stop an evil crow sorcerer.

So what has this evil mage avian done that needs quelling? Well, it has taken over the minds of some dangerous giants and is using them to gain control over the sacred water that feeds the land. There's a definite environmental theme running through this game, for sure.

There are five different areas you'll have to fight your way through where you'll encounter pollution, radioactivity, electronic waste and gases. Some of the proceeds for each unit sold will be given to a charity that works to save the Amazon too, so it's clearly something the developers are passionate about.

There will be three different characters you can play as throughout Animal Fury Destination as you bash your way through various enemies and the giant bosses themselves. They are Osun the bear, Kato the cat and Mongo the monkey. Each will have their own different weapons to make use of throughout the game.

Beyond the standard melee combat, there are also a plethora of power-ups to help you throughout your adventure too, with more than 15 available. There's also an experience system as well to increase your stats as you level up and coins to gather that can be spent to buy better gear for your characters.

Animal Fury Destination is available now on the App Store and Google Play. It's a premium title that costs $2.99 but there are also in-app purchases beyond that too.

Shadowgun War Games Closed Beta Impressions

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 23rd, 2020
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Shadowgun: War Games is an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter that’s essentially just an Overwatch knock-off. There are hero characters with special abilities, and you compete in 5-v-5 game modes where the goal is to use superior team tactics to win the day.

Depending on who you are, this might sound exciting, but given my time with the closed beta for the game, I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Although War Games looks nice and pretty, it doesn’t feel that different from other mobile shooters that have already tried the same thing (i.e. Modern Combat Versus).

Slingsters is a physics-based puzzler for iOS and Android where players fling little monsters into cardboard boxes

Posted by Stephen Gregson on January 23rd, 2020

Slingsters is a physics-based puzzle game where the aim is to collect various different monsters by flinging them from one side of a level to the other and into a box. It's also the first game from Nappy Cat and is available now for iOS and Android.

Of course, it won't be as simple as just slinging the poor little creature from one side of the room to the other. There will be a plethora of obstacles you'll have to overcome throughout each level, with new elements being added as you progress to make the game increasingly more difficult.

You can expect levels to start off fairly straightforward, slinging the little monster from it's starting rope into a box but from there you'll need to start ricocheting them off walls at the right angle so they land in the correct place. As you can see from the trailer below, this extends beyond that too. At some stage, you'll start using the air created by bellows to help the monster reach new parts of the level or to remove different obstacles that might block your path.

There are different monsters you'll be chucking into boxes too. Each has different abilities you'll have to consider when tackling the level. For instance, Slu can ricochet off different surfaces whilst Pho can phase through one side of the screen and reappear on the opposite.

For an additional challenge, there are also three stars to collect on each level, so there'll be a way to simply complete each stage as well as a 'perfect' way to do so too. It makes the whole thing feel very reminiscent of Cut the Rope when you factor in the cute monsters and physics-based puzzling as well.

Slingsters is available now on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

Spiritwish's latest update sees the addition of a new game mode, characters and an event to celebrate all of that

Posted by Stephen Gregson on January 17th, 2020

A sizeable update has hit Nexon's MMORPG Spiritwish today. It brings a new game mode, characters and there will also be a special event to celebrate the update with a firework display.

The new game mode making its way into Spiritwish is called Adventure Mode. This will allow players who have an achievement score of over 900 to earn extra rewards. They'll be able to do this by sending idle heroes out on a variety of quests to earn Spirit Cards.

There will also be two new Recruitment Quests available. These will be for the Fire Mage and Soothsayer and players will be rewarded with their respective character cards upon completion. They'll also learn more about who they are as characters through their origin story.

Two new heroes will also become available with the latest update. This will include Mononofu who is a melee-focused character who can defeat ghostly enemies using Tachi. Joining them will be Vanguard, a more defence-oriented hero who uses those skills to taunt and stun enemies.

Finally, there will be a limited-time event called the Firework Festival. During this event, players will be able to collect fireworks that will drop at random. They can then be exchanged at the premium shop for a variety of Weapon Boxes, Character Cards, costumes, Blue Diamonds and Gold.

If you're unfamiliar with Spiritwish it's an MMORPG where players can control three characters simultaneously. It's had a bit of a rocky reception from players at large since it launched last year but the development team seem committed to bringing a range of improvements to the game.

Spiritwish is available now on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

Maze Machina, a turn-based puzzler from the creator of Card Thief, is available now for iOS and Android

Posted by Stephen Gregson on January 16th, 2020

The latest game from Arnold Rauers also known as Tiny Touch Tales is now available. You may be familiar with one of his many excellent titles such as Card Crawl, Enyo and Card Thief. His latest endeavour is called Maze Machina and you can grab it now for iOS and Android.

The game kicks off with a twisted Automatron revelling in his machine creations and the little maze he has built for them. However, he needs a test subject to see how capable his little army of robots can be. So, he captures a little mouse and throws it into his devious labyrinth.

Players will take control of that poor rodent and try to help it escape from the labyrinth. Maze Machina is a turn-based puzzle affair where the aim of each level is to reach the exit, though you'll have to grab a key before you can do so.

Whenever you move, every other unit will also move in that same direction. That means you'll need to plan your steps to avoid getting caught by the Automatron's mini machines. Thankfully, if you hold down as you swipe the direction you want to move in the game will tell you what the outcome will be. However, there is a stamina bar to manage so you still have to be smart about where you move to.

Each stage is littered with various tiles that contain items that our rodent hero and the machines will pick up when they land on it but they can only be used whilst standing on that square. This will be a variety of objects such as swords, bows and shields. Each has a different effect and priority order. For instance, the bow will be fired before a character can move. And that's just in the tutorial, more items will be introduced as you progress.

Maze Machina is available now on the App Store and Google Play. It is a premium title that costs $1.99. However, on Android, you can try the game out before deciding to buy it.