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Distract Yourself With These Great Mobile Games on Sale Right Now

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 20th, 2022

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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.

Gun Rounds review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on August 3rd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHALLOW SHOOTER
Gun Rounds is a stylish turn-based shooter that could use a little more substance.
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Candies n' Curses review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 30th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GHOULS GOTTA GO
Wish there was a more Halloween-y version of Downwell? Candies n' Curses might just be your best bet.
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The best platform games for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on May 14th, 2018

It's time to take a look at the best games in a particular mobile genre again. This time we're checking out the cream of the platforming crop. Last time we looked at the best third and first person shooters on the App Store, and you can check that out at this link.

As is often the case, this was a tough list to come up with. There are hundreds of ace platformers out there, and narrowing them down to the finest took some guts. But it also means we might have had to leave your favorite off. If that's happened, then ensure you make the case for whatever game you believe should have been included in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Here are the very best mobile games to play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Posted by Harry Slater on February 14th, 2018

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It's Valentine's Day! Did you get loads of cards and chocolates and other tacky, simple expressions of human affection? Did you send out tat because you find it almost impossible to express emotion unless there's a section dedicated to it at your local shop? Hahahaha it's all fun and games.

If you're stumped for what to do on this most momentous of date nights, don't fret, because we've got you covered. After all, what says 'I love you' better than a mobile game? Literally nothing, that's what. So here are the best games to play with your soul mate this evening.

Tower Fortress review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on November 16th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: UPWELL
Tower Fortress takes Downwell and flips it upside down into something new.
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The best deals on the App Store this week - November 14

Posted by Jessica Famularo on November 15th, 2017

Gather 'round 148Apps friends. It's time for our App Store discount roundup. It's a firecracker of a week in bargain games and you won't want to miss out. Some solid sims appear on this week's list, as well as some of the finest indie games you'll find on iOS devices. Let's dive in!

The Talos Principle comes to mobile -- here are 7 other Devolver Digital games you should play

Posted by Jessica Famularo on October 12th, 2017

Sci-fi puzzler The Talos Principle arrived on the App Store this week. The game, which tells the tale of a newly awokened robot, is a philosophical story of what it means to be human, while the player explores over 100 different areas in a beautiful 3D space.

The game is published by Devolver Digital, who has a bounty of other fine indie titles on iOS. Here are seven of the best.

Fowlst review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 13th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLAPPY WELL
Sometimes shamelessly borrowing popular ideas and slapping them together just works.
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Puff. review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 7th, 2017
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HUFF PUFF SHOOT
This arcade game is an elegant little package that packs a punch.
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Downwell Guide - Tips and tricks for GunBoot initiates

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 21st, 2015

Downwell is an awesome game and that's all down to a combination of the simple concept and extremely well-designed mechanics.

The thing is, it takes a good while before these mechanics sink in and you'll need to experiment with what's possible within the game's rules.

Well, 148Appsis here tohelp give you a kickstart. Here we'll guide you through the hidden mechanics and share tips to help you venture further down the well.

GDC 2015 - These are the 6 Best Games We Saw at This Year's Game Developers Conference

Posted by Rob Rich on March 11th, 2015

There were a lot of really cool and interesting games on display at this year's Game Developers Conference, which made narrowing down this list extremely difficult. Just because a game isn't featured here doesn't mean it didn't impress me, but if you happened to be in San Francisco last week and saw an iOS game you'd like to mention then by all means please do so in the comments below.

And so, let's take a gander at 148Apps' top picks from GDC 2015.

GDC 2015 - This is Why Everybody's Talking About Downwell

Posted by Rob Rich on March 6th, 2015

So Downwell. Holy crap.

Ojiro Fumoto's GDC showpiece is one part roguelike, another part Metroid, and yet another part Cave Story, which is every bit as fantastic as it sounds.

The basic idea is that you control a character who can run left and right, jump, and shoot straight down while in the air. The catch is that there's a finite amount of ammo available, and it only refills when you land. The other catch is that if you die, it's back to the beginning. Pair that setup with falling down a seemingly endless (and randomly generated) vertical shaft and being able to purchase or find upgrades and you've got the makings of one great action game. And it is a great action game; the handful of minutes I got to spend playing it made that perfectly clear.

The only unfortunate thing about Downwell is that we're going to have to wait until July to get our hands on it.