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Dizzy Knight review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Emily Sowden on October 12th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DIZZYING ACTION
Dizzy Knight is a decent time-waster overall, but doesn't quite satisfy the craving for a good adventure game
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My scariest mobile game - Corpse Party

Posted by Emily Sowden on October 10th, 2018
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

corpse party school girls broken classroom

With the season of creepy stuff and spooks upon us, it feels right to chat about our favourite spooky games, doesn't it? Everyone's got one that stuck with them regardless of the platform. Whether it's the rhythmic drums of Slenderman, the gross mutilated family of Resident Evil 7, or the static radio sounds from Silent Hill 2 (AKA the greatest horror game of all time), everyone's got that one game that rubs them up the right and wrong ways.

In mobile it's a little trickier, only because it's tougher to balance the content and controls in such a way that the experience doesn't feel cheap or underwhelming. That's not saying there aren't tons to choose from, of course. We're very much spoiled for choice.

Creative Destruction blasts its way into open beta

Posted by Luke Frater on July 12th, 2018

Mobile gamers can’t get enough of Battle Royale contests these days, so the launch of Creative Destruction’s open beta test has come at the perfect time.

Titan Studio’s new addition to the genre is as much about building bases as it is blowing them up. The game takes place against a fully-destructible environment where virtually anything can be reduced to rubble and recycled as a customisable stronghold.

The 10 things that have defined the first 10 years of the App Store

Posted by Harry Slater on July 10th, 2018

Can you believe it? The App Store turns ten years old today. Ten years of amazing apps, games, and experiences. There's a collective tear in our eye here at 148Apps. Our little App Store, all grown up and getting ready to head out to big school next year.

So we thought it was high time to look back at the past decade and see how much has changed in the world of mobile gaming, and how far we've all come since the App Store's inception back in 2008. Lordy, that was a long time ago. If you've got your own suggestions about how the ravages of time have deformed us all, stick them in the comments at the bottom of the article.

Will we ever see something like the Nintendo Labo for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on April 18th, 2018

You've probably read a lot over the past few days, or at least you probably have if you've got any interest in video games outside of the mobile sphere, about Nintendo Labo. People have been getting their hands on the new tech, and the general consensus is that it's looking like it might be pretty special.

Which got me thinking - is this the sort of thing we're likely to see coming to mobile any time soon? And if we are, what form is it likely to take? These questions and more are all going to get answered in the next few paragraphs, so let's put on our thinking caps and see where they take us.

148Apps - MU Origin’s latest update will spoil you with new content and prizes

Posted by 148Apps Staff on February 26th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Webzen is at it again, churning out a fresh stream of a new class, equipment, and mechanics for its flagship MMO, MU Origin. The game changes quite a bit in its new version update, but we assure you there’s something here for everyone. New multiplayer, refined systems, and more are sure to keep you busy for weeks to come. Here’s what you can expect from the latest patch.

It’s been a while, but MU Origin is introducing a new class at last, the Summoner. The Summoner uses their magical abilities to call upon Valkyrie, who will lay waste to your enemies in battle. You can create a summoner if you have at least one character at 3 Rebirth Level 1, or by using a Scroll of Dark Souls.

You can now create a Sub-Character, too, which should significantly change up the way you play. This “extra” character allows you to play as another class while keeping your Rebirth, Levels, Resources, States, Pets, and more. Equipment and skills won’t transfer between characters, but it should offer you more flexibility in battle. The Sub-Character can be unlocked by completing the quest, “Secret”, which is only available to character at 8 Rebirth Level 1. Once that’s done, you’ll need to pay up 1,500 Unbound Diamonds, and then the Sub-Character is yours.

If you’re looking for more Guild action, MU Origin has you covered in that department as well. The game’s newest Guild event, The Land of Struggle, will pit guilds against each other to be the fastest to defeat the event boss and deal the most damage. The event is ongoing every Wednesday-Friday. If your guild is victorious, you could win a number of fancy prizes, including Bound Zen, EXP, Contribution Points, and the Emperor Card.

You’ll find plenty of other treats sprinkled throughout, as well. The Forge is a new Refine system, while West Akeron is a new all-server area that lets you mingle will all players. Webzen is introducing a new CP Rewards System that gifts players special rewards based on their CP. For fashion forward players, you’ll now have access to the Blood Costume, and the Three Chicken Brothers are sure to please folks in the market for a new pet.

Ready to give MU Origin a go? You can play it for free right now on iOS and Android.

This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners

Why the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Sony Xperia XZ2 are not as good as the iPhone

Posted by Harry Slater on February 26th, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 product shot

Over the past couple of days we've seen two massive Android phones announced over at MWC. There's Samsung's Galaxy S9, and Sony's Xperia XZ2. Both of them are pretty impressive in terms of stats, and both companies seem to be focusing (if you'll excuse the pun) on releasing phones with impressive cameras.

But if you ask me, neither of the devices has the chops to knock the iPhone off the top spot, especially when it comes to gaming. Why's that you ask? Well give me a moment and I'll explain exactly what I mean.

Take to the skies in Flyff Legacy

Posted by 148Apps Staff on December 21st, 2017
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

It’s time to embark on a remarkable fantasy adventure as Flyff Legacy, the popular free-to-play MMORPG, finally comes to Europe at long last. The game builds on the original Flyff Onlinefor PC with enhanced graphicsand fresh PVP gameplay that will keep you coming back time and time again.

Flyff Legacy is set in the world of Madrigal, a colorful land with anime stylings. Choose from three different classes--Mercenary, Acrobat, or Magician, before setting forth on a quest to earn your first magic broom. With broom in hand, you’ll be able to explore every stretch of Madrigal by air or land.

Love Game of Dice? Love Sanrio? It’s your lucky day

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 22nd, 2016

If you’ve been known to frequent the Game of Dice title and have a penchant for that cute little Japanese cat (who is apparently actually a little girl…), JoyCity’s latest update of the game will be right up your street.

The general gist of the game centres on a table-based board game situation, where players must outsmart enemies using a variety of different cards and skill sets, including Boost Items and Characters who work to bankrupt opponents of their JOY.

Adventure Company review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 20th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FLOATY ADVENTURERS
This free-to-play action-rpg has some compelling progression hooks but difficult controls.
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Join the fleet with Genera Games’ Wrath of Gems Star Trek update

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 17th, 2016

Lovers of the Star Trek franchise will already be aware of the original release of this game, which has now been transformed with the release of a new version by Genera Games: Wrath of Gems.

Whilst previously, players could strive to attack foes in weekly battles only, this new update brings with it an exciting new social feature: Alliances. With this, players can form their own teams with allies across the globe, hunting down the strongest crews and fleets to complement their own. Ensuring that choices are well thought-out is paramount to success when it comes to this new version of the game.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday review

By Campbell Bird on June 17th, 2016
This Telltale-like adventure game gets a lot of props for its ambition, but feels a little too rushed to make a lasting impact.
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Transport straight back to the 90s with Batovi’s Pixel Cup Soccer 16

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 13th, 2016

If you’re old enough to have had your life enriched with the wonders that were the ATARI and Commodore, publishers Batovi have an absolute treat in-store for you with title Pixel Cup Soccer 16.

The game boasts bright, appealing retro graphics, whilst following a traditional arcade style format no longer confined to your childhood bedroom’s TV set.

Nonstop Knight review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on June 11th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ONCE YOU POP THE DUNGEON DON'T STOP
Is a dungeon crawler that plays itself even worth playing? This game says yes.
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Fly away from reality with astragon’s Take Off - The Flight Simulator

Posted by 148Apps Staff on June 9th, 2016

Pack your suitcase, kiss your kids goodbye: come June 9th you’re set to be jetting off with astragon’s new flight simulation release, Take Off - The Flight Simulator.

For those who find flying a disconcerting prospect in reality, or just really fancy the idea of soaring into the skies from their office chair, this title offers an immersive experience without the hassle of, you know, having to attend a flight school and buy your own plane.