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Roia, a relaxing indie puzzler where you can manipulate nature, is out now for mobile

Posted by Alina Gasca on July 16th, 2024
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Emoak, the creator of Lyxo and Machinaero released today Roia, a beautiful, meditative puzzler where you have full control of a water stream. The game comes with a genuinely relaxing and soothing atmosphere, and the visuals are equally mesmerizing.

Roia is centered around the graceful movement of water, and as the player, you can control the environment around it: the mountains, forests or the hills, in order to lead the stream in the direction you want. Increase the height of the hills, create a ditch for the stream to pour into, and discover ingenious ways to turn a small creek into a wonder of nature.

Wrecking Golf is a casual physics-based golf game with charming 8-bit graphics, out now on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 19th, 2024
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In case you missed it, Dusan Popovic has officially launched Wrecking Golf on iOS and Android, the indie developer's casual golf game on mobile presented with charming pixel-art visuals. Featuring physics-based mechanics and simple controls, the game takes inspiration from addictive titles such as Angry Birds and Flappy Bird and adds its own golfing twist to the genre.

Howl lets you plan up to six steps ahead in tactical turn-based battles, out now on iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on April 3rd, 2024
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Rage against the howling plague as a deaf prophetess in Howl, a visually stunning turn-based title from Astragon Entertainment and Mi'pu'mi. In this folktale world where to hear means to be cursed, you'll have to battle wolfish monstrosities coming at you from all sides to save the townsfolk and look for your lost brother in the process.

What to expect in World of Tanks Blitz’s Holiday Ops 2024 and how to get involved

Posted by Luke Frater on December 8th, 2023
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World of Tanks Blitz is updating that old story of Santa sneaking down your chimney and silently leaving presents like a jolly old ninja into something a little more modern. Vinnie Jones has traded the sleigh for a tank and is ringing in the festive times with a few not-so-quiet explosions as he heads the Holiday Ops 2024. Who has a fireplace anymore anyway?

Before we head into the Ops themselves, let’s get suitably tooled up a bit first. Until December 10th - so act fast - you can enter yourself into the Cobra Draw. There’s a chance to win Garage gear, containers, a legendary camo for the Cobra, and, of course, somewhere to put this camouflage; the Cobra itself. You can roll into the new year on this metal beast capable of devastating foes with a 400 HP single shot, giving you more than enough damage to tackle the main event.

World of Tanks Blitz adds celebrity ambassador Vinnie Jones along with special Holiday Ops in-game goodies

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 1st, 2023
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Wargaming is celebrating the season within World of Tanks Blitz with a new celebrity ambassador joining this year's Holiday Ops. In particular, British footballer and movie star Vinnie Jones will be brightening up the game with plenty of themed in-game goodies from December 1st to December 20th.

The World of Tanks Blitz Holiday Ops 2024 event is bringing a hilarious new narrative for players to enjoy as Vinnie Jones steps into the shoes of a war commander on the battlefield. Of course, his previous role as the punisher for Santa's Naughty List still runs through his veins, which you can see in all its glory in the game's cinematic Holiday Ops trailer.

Stop Plague Doctors from spreading in 3D puzzle game Venice Bridges

Posted by Luke Frater on October 23rd, 2023
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Venice is one of the oldest and most visited cities in the world due to its rich history and beautiful architecture. With its historic canals flowing throughout the city, there's particular attention to the design of the bridges which the developer at Naïve Studios wanted to bring forth. The way they're doing that is with their recently released game for iOS, Venice Bridges. It gives you the chance to tour around the canals while saving Italy at the same time!

You play the role of a Venetian Gondolier who finds one day that the entire populace are suffering from a mysterious illness, brought about by a group of Plague Doctors that have invaded the city to spread decay and destruction. Luckily, the Gondolier remains unaffected and has the means to fight back.

Play soccer like never before with the release of Goalscorer, out now on iOS and Android

Posted by Alina Gasca on August 17th, 2023
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SG Organisations has announced the release of their latest open beta of a retro-style soccer crossed-with-chess title called Goalscorer. This latest ‘Training Edition’ version of the game sees players aiming to score as many goals as they can by promoting their pieces to the end of the board and capturing the opponent's team, but there's a lot more to it than that.

Each of your team is a youth player, pro, or star, and has their own kit number. This is the same with the opposing team, however, you don’t get to see what the numerical designation is of many of your opponent’s pieces, and their locations change places at the start of each game. So, when your pro captures another piece, you get an outcome based on that piece’s position in their team, which can either be good or bad.

Defense Derby Guide - Expert strategy tips for defeating bosses and spending currency

Posted by Alina Gasca on August 17th, 2023
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Anyone who has played Defense Derby since its recent launch have probably noticed there is a lot more to it than your standard tower defence. Even with a few matches under your belt, there is always room for improvement, and we’re here to offer a hand with a few useful tips.

Complete your daily tasks

If you want to be successful you need to continuously recruit new units in order to keep increasing everyone's power, so make sure to stay on top of your daily jobs. Each day you can get 600 Cubics simply by logging in and playing games as normal, and this only takes about ten minutes tops. Add the 1,000 from Weekly quests, and you get 52 units per week. Throw in those Missions as well, which are slightly more of a hassle since you need to hope for specific bosses, and you will be racking up those artefacts for their passive bonuses.

Defense Derby Guide - Beginner tips to master Krafton’s innovative tower defence game

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 10th, 2023
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Defense Derby may wear the mask of a tower defence, but it sets itself apart from the traditional labels with a huge raft of innovations. With a four-player PvP mode as its flagship, customisable decks that get largely ignored each round, and a huge host of units to pick from, it’s hard to know where to start, but we are here to help.

Take the auction with the action

The combat section of the flagship Derby Mode is indeed important, but to be successful you also need to master the Scouting Phase. This is where most of your army will come from each round. You get two units from your deck at the beginning of the round, and one after each boss, but you will need to augment them with bidding wars.

It is important to balance building a team to take you through the round, with not overspending. Don’t be tempted to throw all your money at characters who won’t fit into your formation just for number's sake. You might miss a few important fighters through your haste, plus the scouted unit is pulled from the deck of the player who has the most Derby Chips, so saving them will place you at an advantage when everyone else has thrown theirs away.

Never stay still

With most tower defences being a slow, static affair, coming into Derby Mode expecting the same here will leave you incredibly shocked. The waves of enemies don’t hang about, circling your castle and knocking on the door within seconds, so you will need to keep shuffling your units around to take advantage of their attack range and skills. The Harpy who can debuff enemies' defence should stay ahead of your heavier hitters to get a bit more damage and the Mermaid who deals extra damage to targets with high health should stay towards the start.

Knowing all the units’ skills is incredibly useful in deciding where to place them, so try to have at least a basic idea of how everyone works. More importantly, however, is to remember that deploying characters has a cool time, so you can’t just keep shifting indefinitely. Bear in mind the current and potential threats and tactical implications of all of your moves, and also never forget Synergy.

Placement equals power

Every fighter in Defense Derby belongs to one of three Factions; Human, Spirit or Beast, and are then either a Physical or a Magic type. They will all take one of eight open slots in your castle, surrounding your big bastion of a Hero who is anchored to the centre, and who also has these designations, and it is very important for you to play to these.

Any members of the same factions who sit next to each other will benefit from a power boost of 20% that can stack three times, whereas a line of three Physical or Magic types will get a single 30% boost. This is a potential 90% boost to your soldier's damage, and say you combine that with a Hero with Osborn who adds 20% to Beast power, it is clear why you should consider the composition of your Deck, the Scouted characters you recruit, and more importantly, where each of them is stationed at all times. Never forget the Synergy bonuses, they will turn the tide in your favour.

Blitz with the best of them

While you will spend most of your time battling against others in Derby Mode, don’t neglect Blitz Mode. Defense Derby has an idle defence that will collect Gold and Elixir for you, storing up to eight hours’ worth at a time. The way you generate more is by completing higher waves of Blitz, a fun game that lets you deploy your full deck at once against enemies that you are warned about in advance, so you can prepare your tactics and watch them go.

As vital as these resources are, Blitz can also function as an excellent training tool. You are able to replay the highest level you have achieved for free, so you can use it as a way to decide what Faction you like, what units you prefer, and who pairs up well with everyone else. It may not have been what Krafton intended, but it works extremely well regardless.

Prepare your army in advance

The reason Blitz is so important is that Gold and Elixir are used to increase the level of your units. This increases their power, of course, and makes it so that whenever you recruit these in Derby, whether it be from your Deck or from Scouting, they will enter the game with that level. So, buff up all Humans to level 50 and take advantage of Synergy, and no enemy will be left standing.

As you recruit more units, you will undoubtedly pull more than a few duplicates. Luckily, you can merge three characters of the same rarity together to improve their rank. This leads to more power and also increases the level of their skill, so it's worth checking every time you recruit soldiers. You will also have an Army level based on your eight most levelled-up warriors, which you can then assign to another of your fighters. This is a great way to increase your troops' level for free, so don’t forget to nominate your weaker characters.

Defense Derby truly takes the tower defence genre and gives it a massive makeover, so it will take a bit of time to get used to. Follow the lessons in this guide though, and you will be well on your way to climbing up the ranks and cementing yourself as one of the best castle defenders in the game.

Five innovations Defense Derby makes to the tower defence genre

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 8th, 2023
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Whilst tower defences can be very fun to play, in an era of boundless technological advances and a lot of big action games dominating the market, they can sometimes feel a bit slow, a bit too static. Set in their ways. But with the recent release of Defense Derby, Krafton has taken this genre and injected it with a heavy kick of pace.

Go head-to-head-to-head with three other players

One of the first things you will notice as you start a round is that you are no longer just playing against a computer. There are three other players on their phones too, and you are all competing to be the last surviving castle in the face of some pretty unrelenting monster invasions.

Defense Derby - 3 reasons to play this innovative tower defence game, available worldwide for iOS and Android

Posted by 148Apps Staff on August 4th, 2023
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Ever since the launch of Clash of Clans, tower defence has become absolutely synonymous with mobile gaming, yet it's very rare that you’ll see a TD game topping the app store charts. Of course, there are many reasons why this is the case, but for us one of the more significant reasons is that very few games have attempted to push the genre forward. Afterall, why play something new if it simply repeats the same formula?

Thankfully, this is definitely not the case with Krafton’s recently released tower defence title, Defense Derby, which revitalises the genre with its innovative scouting and bidding system and huge variety of PvP and PvE modes.

If you caught our recent coverage of Defense Derby, you’ll know that we’re pretty high on the game right now. So here are 3 reasons why you should be too.

Krafton gives tower defense a huge facelift with Defense Derby

Posted by Alina Gasca on July 31st, 2023
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It would be fair to say that a genre of games that isn’t in the spotlight often is the humble tower defense. In a world of AAA shooters and expansive open-world options, they are easy to overlook as they lack that hook that grips you. This is about to change, however, as Krafton is reinventing the category with Defense Derby.

Don’t just throw money at the problem

One of the most integral features of Defense Derby is the betting system, which you will encounter in the eponymous Derby Mode. Four players will be quasi-battling against each other to see whose tower can be the last one standing. So, how do you defend a castle? With troops, lots of them, but these fickle fighters only go to those who win at auction.

Barring your hero, two initial fighters, and one after each boss wave who will join you from your deck, your ranks will only swell through some good old betting. After each round, one unit will be drawn from a player's deck, and everyone will need to put up Derby Chips to try and buy them. The highest wins as you would imagine. Sounds simple, but this generates some of the most intense mental battles.

Snowbreak: Containment Zone launches globally on iOS and Android, with special launch rewards and login bonuses

Posted by Alina Gasca on July 21st, 2023
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Seasun Games has announced the long-awaited launch of Snowbreak: Containment Zone, letting players get their hands on the sci-fi RPG shooter on iOS and Android. Offering cross-platform play and a host of launch rewards, the action-packed 3D title will plunge players into the depths of a catastrophe called "The Descent".

In Snowbreak: Containment Zone, players must rise up against colossal Titans in a near-future science fiction setting using powerful squads of three. Players take on the role of the Adjutant of the Heimdall Force in the year 2057, and they'll need to fight for humanity's survival with realistic firearms in strategic shooter combat.

MU Archangel rewards players with special in-game goodies and events in latest update

Posted by Alina Gasca on June 13th, 2023
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Fans of popular MMORPG MU Archangel will have plenty to look forward to this June as Webzen is giving away a ton of in-game goodies. There will be rewards from daily purchases, daily quest loot and so much more.

In MU Archangel's June Greeting Festival event, players can score extra rewards from the First Daily Purchase event regardless of the amount spent from June 13th at 05:00 to June 18th at 05:00 (GMT+7).

Peglin combines Pachinko and pinball in a roguelike RPG, out now on iOS and Android

Posted by Alina Gasca on May 25th, 2023
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Red Nexus Games has officially launched its roguelike Pachinko game Peglin on iOS and Android after its massive success on PC during its Early Access phase. With more than 400,000 copies sold, the game offers an addictive pinball-esque experience for mobile gamers combined with RPG elements thrown into the mix.

In Peglin, players will have to strategise which route to take in every run - is it best to collect as many varied orbs as you can, upgrade your existing ones to take advantage of their unique skills, or simply use your coins to replenish your health to boost your survivability? Each level offers new enemies, epic bosses, and surprising twists from treasure chests to random encounters, all presented in charming pixel-art graphics.