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How to prepare yourself for victory in Clash Royale

Posted by Alex Rennie on March 22nd, 2016

Now we’re getting somewhere. Hopefully you’ve read my other guides where I explain how not to be a loser. If you haven’t, then you’re already a loser and you might as well go right to the bottom of this article and click on the links. Like, right now. Otherwise, feel free to read on...

How to stop being a loser at Clash Royale

Posted by Alex Rennie on March 22nd, 2016

So, I can’t help you with general life tips I’m afraid - you’re on your own there. I can stop you looking like a total fool though when you’re playing Clash Royale against yet another opponent with random characters as a screenname - but you have to follow this advice very carefully.

Look at the watch, watch it swing, follow the movement, 3, 2, 1... you’re under my spell.

Clash Royale review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 8th, 2016
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: ROYALLY FUN
This competitive, card-based tower defense game crams a lot of depth and satisfying gameplay into small, bite-sized bursts of fun
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3 groundbreaking mobile predictions for 2016

Posted by Jennifer Allen on January 4th, 2016

With the new year upon us, it’s time to speculate what the future might hold for mobile gaming in 2016. It’s a fast moving industry at the best of times, and that looks set to be a trend that will continue this year.

Here are our predictions for what might occur in the next 12 months.

Eternal Arena guide - Tips and tricks to help you win every battle and power up your heros

Posted by Glen Fox on November 16th, 2015

Eternal Arenais a blend of MOBA and action RPG that challenges you to take control of one of 35 playable characters and head out into a variety of single player missions to destroy all foes in your path.

You won't be alone though. You can unlock new heroes and bring up to two of them into battle with you, upgrading all of their equipment to ensure they're as powerful as can be.

But combat is actually fairly challenging here - unlike most other iOS action RPGs. But don't worry yourself too much - we at148Appsare here to help train you up into the most devastating hero the world has ever seen.

Probably.

Call of Champions Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jessica Fisher on September 23rd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FUN & FAST
Quick, light, MOBA fun.
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Call of Champions is Out Now, so Go Ahead and Get Your MOBA On

Posted by Rob Rich on September 17th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FUN & FAST :: Read Review »

From MMOs to MOBAs, Spacetime Studios has you pretty much covered at this point. At least now that Call of Champions is officially available worldwide.

Super Evil Megacorp Teams Up with ESL for the First Official Vainglory eSports Tournament

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 8th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: VAIN EVENT :: Read Review »

Super Evil Megacorp, in partnership with ESL (the world's largest esports company), is holding the first ever official Vainglory Cup Series in Europe.

Marvel Mighty Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 8th, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: OVERLY SIMPLE
Marvel Mighty Heroes is a simple MOBA that lacks much excitement.
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Hands-On With Allstar Heroes - A Promising Casual RPG

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 27th, 2015

Let’s get this out of the way quickly. Allstar Heroes looks a lot like a certain other recent action RPG release, but it turns out that while it’s not yet available here, Allstar Heroes has been around for much longer than that other title. Now that copyright row is out of the way, I can say that Allstar Heroes seems pretty fun.

It’s not out here yet, with a release date being vaguely hinted at sometime next month, but it’s shaping up to be a fairly solid release.

You gather a team of fighters, then go from stage to stage taking out the enemies in your wake. It’s a simple take on an RPG really, as it can be fairly hands-off if you want. Combat is conducted automatically with you able to cast special attacks as and when the power bar builds up. There’s a campaign mode as well as PvP options, giving you plenty to do.

The fun, as always with these kind of games, stems from developing your team. You can do a lot in terms of helping your team level-up, with equipment playing a valuable role in helping your party out. Fill all the equipment slots on one character and these can be combined to make the character more powerful, starting back at the beginning equipment wise but with a considerable stats boost.

And that’s where Allstar Heroes should keep you interested. Evolving your characters and watching as they steadily develop is always a satisfying thing to see. While it would have been good to be able to manipulate the characters more in battle, it’s the kind of lightweight RPG experience that lends itself well to mobile gaming. You can get a lot done in the space of a few minutes, with the only restriction being having an internet connection available to you.

Given its lengthy release in China (it was released there in February, 2014), Allstar Heroes'US release can't be far off. I’ve got a good feeling that it’s going to be a pretty fun timesink when it does come out. We’ll be sure to keep you in the know.

New Publisher Allstar Games Heads West with Upcoming MOBA, Allstar Heroes.

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 5th, 2015

Allstar Games has announced its first mobile title designed for western audiences, Allstar Heroes. The game will be a massive online battle arena (MOBA) that offers dozens of heroes for you to collect and pit against your opponents. As each hero has a different set of powers, you can create a complex strategy in choosing who goes on your team. Will you be able to save the world from the encroaching darkness? Only time will tell.

There is no official release date as of yet, but Allstar Heroes looks like it will be a blast.

GDC 2015 - Nightmare Guardians is an Interesting Hybrid of MOBA and Lane Defense

Posted by Rob Rich on March 5th, 2015

I have to say that lane defense (i.e. games like Plants vs Zombies) and MOBAs (i.e. games like League of Legends) aren't exactly a combination I'd ever pictured before. But that's kind of what Rumble Entertainment's Nightmare Guardians is: a lane defense MOBA.

Unlike a typical MOBA (aside from the lane defense thing), Nightmare Guardians isn't about teams fighting other teams but rather a few players cooperating to fight off increasingly tough waves of enemies. Of course all the focus on special abilities and skills is still in there, and you can upgrade and swap out skills before each game. It's a pretty interesting and quick co-op game, really.

Nightmare Guardians will be hitting the App Store in late summer as a free download.

It Came From Canada: Jurojin: Immortal Ninja

Posted by Jordan Minor on March 3rd, 2015

At this point it’s pretty safe to say that no MOBA is going to dethrone Dota 2 and League of Legends anytime soon. After all, if Batman can’t do it, nobody can. However, with a genre as popular and profitable as this one, there’s still room for smaller games to carve out unique identities. Jurojin: Immortal Ninja opts for this path with its shinobi battle arena, and we see if it’s worthy in this edition of It Came From Canada!

What immediately sets Jurojin apart from its contemporaries is its theme. Ninjas are nothing new for video games, but in a MOBA landscape full of nothing but vague fantasy archetypes, it’s refreshing to see bamboo forests and stealth assassins instead of generic crystals and character designs two steps away from a Blizzard game. The smooth visuals and movement complement the elegance of the heroes and gives the game the precision the eSport-friendly genre demands.

Also aiding the precision are the controls that work around the limitations of a touch screen in some clever ways. Instead of controlling the character directly, players freely spin a flowing cursor/camera around and their ninja will follow. It’s quick and sharp and makes targeting opponents for melee or projectile attacks a breeze. Although there are paths to follow and enemy structures to take down, in general Jurojin’s environments are more open than the rigid lanes of other MOBAs, so the more open control scheme really shines.

Players put those controls to the test in typical multiplayer battles as well as some welcomed single player challenges. Kill waves of enemies to get the loot and cash necessary to upgrade elemental spells and skills for the next real challenge. Obviously these missions lack the depth of a true duel, but they still do a great job rounding out the package and making up for the lack of additional characters to master.


Ninja Gaiden meets Dota might be too much praise for Jurojin: Immortal Ninja, but that’s not the most inaccurate comparison either. See for yourself if this ninja way is right for you when the game launches everywhere soon.

Spacetime Studios Reveals Their New MOBA - Call of Champions

Posted by Jessica Fisher on February 25th, 2015

Spacetime Studios has announced their newest game: Call of Champions - a real-time competitive MOBA that you play in short 5 minute bursts. The game lets you play in 3v3 matches and gives you power-ups, a bunch of abilities for each character, and a five minute max time limit. You'll get to choose from over twenty different Champions, each with their own special abilities, and join up with your friends to form teams and climb the leader boards.

“While the concept of the mobile MOBA is not new, we feel there’s significant room to improve
the competitive experience, catering to the short sessions in which gamers use their mobile
devices,” said Gary Gattis, CEO, Spacetime Studios. “We've distilled the MOBA to its core
components by removing things like item shops, minions, and jungles while adding power-ups, a
five-minute clock, and a full suite of crazy abilities at your fingertips. Add on deep social layers
like friends, teams, and broadcast/spectator modes, and there is nothing like it on mobile.”

You can check out the roster and vote for your favorites by signing up at www.CallofChampions.com.
Call of Champions will be available later this year as a free download.

The Witcher Battle Arena Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 4th, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT GREAT
The Witcher Battle Arena might look pretty, but it's all too simple and lacking in fun.
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