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The 5 Best Mobile Racing Games

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 19th, 2020

With KartRider Rush+ making a splash this past week, we figured it was high time we updated our list of the best mobile racing games out there. From realistic racing sims to futuristic arcade racers (and even racing management games!), check out our top picks for the absolute best games for those with a need for speed.

If you’re more interested in games where driving is the key focus, check out our list of top driving games here. For all of our most up-to-date top lists, click here.

The 5 Best Mobile Battle Royale Games

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 18th, 2020

Last week’s release of Call of Duty: Warzone on PC and consoles renewed a lot of people’s interest in the battle royale genre. Once a red-hot game mode a couple years ago, battle royales have maintained their prominence despite finding more competition with other popular genres like autochess and more traditional multiplayer shooters, particularly on mobile.

Although you can’t play Warzone on touch screens (although maybe someday that will change), there are plenty of battle royale games you can jump into right now. Check out our five favorites below. Oh, and click here to check out all of the great lists we’ve been making recently.


Flappy Royale (Free)

Flappy Royale is probably the purest, most mobile-friendly battle royale game there is. Yes, it lifts the gameplay from the viral and divisive Flappy Bird, but then throws in a bus for 100 birds to launch out of so they can all compete to see who can fly through the most pipes.

What makes the game so satisfying is how imminently replayable it is. There is practically zero wait time between matches, and the rounds themselves are just a minute or two at the longest. It may not be as shooty as other battle royale games, but that’s what makes it so perfect for mobile.


surviv.io (Free)

If you still want a mobile-friendly pick but need guns and opponents to shoot them at, surviv.io is your best bet. It may look a little crude, but the top-down action of this battle royale is fast and surprisingly deep.

This pick behaves almost exactly like other battle royales out there. You spawn on a big battle map, run around looting buildings for weapons and gear, and then run into other players that you get into firefights with. The great thing about surviv.io is that—like Flappy Royale—there is almost no time spent waiting for matches to start.


PUBG MOBILE - 2nd Anniversary (Free)

This list would not be complete without a mention of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The PC release of PUBG in 2017 is what catapulted battle royale games into gaming prominence, and PUBG Mobile takes the original game’s winning formula and tunes it for touch.

As far as conventional battle royales on mobile go, PUBG Mobile is probably the most accessible. The shooting model is tweaked to make shots hit more quickly and initial matches are populated with bots so you can feel good about your performance as you get your bearings in the game.


Call of Duty®: Mobile (Free)

Although not strictly a battle royale game, Call of Duty Mobile has its own gameplay mode dedicated to the genre, and it’s a pretty darn good one at that. In lieu of having a mobile version of Apex Legends (and it’s only a matter of time before we have one of those), Call of Duty Mobile’s battle royale mode delivers more mobility options and unique character customization than other titles on this list.

My only word of warning about Call of Duty Mobile as a battle royale game is that you can’t just play that mode immediately. There are a lot of multiplayer modes in this game, and you have to play quite a few matches of more traditional shooter match types before you can unlock the ability to play its battle royale mode.


Fortnite (Free)

All of the other games on this list make some compromise in bringing the battle royale genre to mobile. If you want a truly console or PC-style experience though—whether it’s because you think your touch screen skills are up to the task or you have a bluetooth controller handy—Fortnite is basically your only option.

The version of Fortnite you download off the App Store is the practically exact same game as the PC and console versions, to the point that you even play against players using these different platforms. Fortnite also features its unique crafting/building mechanic that allows players to construct cover and other structures as they run-and-gun to be the last person standing.

How will World of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Blizzard's other games work for mobile?

Posted by Harry Slater on January 14th, 2019

You might have heard that Blizzard is bringing Diablo to mobile with Diablo Ultimate. There's been plenty of controversy surrounding that decision, and it's meant that a really important piece of information has been glossed over a little. Namely that Blizzard is bringing all of its IP to mobile in the foreseeable future.

Obviously that kicked our brains into gear here at 148App's palatial research unit. We got to thinking about how Blizzard's massive franchises could make it onto the App Store. And then we wrote down those thoughts. What you're looking at now is the culmination of that endeavour.

If you've got your own suggestions as to how Blizzard could squish its game down to pocket-sized, then be sure to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. First though, let's find out what we thought about the obstacles and challenges that are waiting for Blizzard.

Everything you need to know to win in Bricks n Balls for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on July 13th, 2018

Bricks n Balls logo

Bricks n Balls is one of those games that might feel like you're not in control. But that's not the case, there's plenty you can do here to get an edge and watch your scores soar through the stratosphere. It's going to take a lot of practice though.

Or, you're going to have to ask someone who's already put a lot of time into the game. Which is good, because we have put a lot of time into the game, and now we're going share our secrets with you to make sure you're playing the best game of Bricks n Balls that you can.

Everything you need to know to win in Hole.io for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on June 25th, 2018

Hole.io screenshot - At the edge of the map

The latest addition to the .io craze is Hole.io. It's a game where you play as a black hole, travelling around a city and swallowing everything you can. The .io twist is that there's a bunch of other player-controlled holes out there as well, and you're competing to see who can get the most points in just two minutes.

It might sound simple, but actually there are some tactics that can give you the edge over your competitors. And that's what this guide is going to help you with. We've put a good chunk of time into the game, and we reckon these are the top tips and hints to make sure you're always close to the top of the leaderboard.

What does Pokemon GO have to do to still be the king of mobile AR games in two years time?

Posted by Harry Slater on June 20th, 2018
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It's almost two years since Pokemon GO went out and the world went crazy for it. I still remember watching groups of players stumbling around the harbour near where I live to collect some rare water-based monsters. That was always the wonderful thing about Pokemon GO, it brings people together.

And with the new updates announced recently, that appears to be something that Niantic understands. But the upcoming anniversary has got me thinking - what does the game need to do to keep going strong for another two years?

That's what we're going to think about in this article. But feel free to share your own suggestions, we'd love to hear what could keep you playing, or start you playing, the game that defined AR on mobile.

The best action games for mobile

Posted by Harry Slater on June 6th, 2018

It's time to do another roundup of the best mobile games in a specific genre. And this time we're going to be looking at the very best action games you can grab on the App Store. It's a bit of a nebulous term, so there are some different styles of game in the list. But variety is the spice of life.

As ever, if you think that we've missed something out, or you think that your favorite games deserve a mention here, make sure you chuck a comment in the appropriate place at the bottom of the article. And go mad clicking those download and review links. Slammin'.

A guide for the Final Fantasy games you'll find on mobile

Posted by Aaron Potter on April 11th, 2018

The tentpole JRPG franchise for well over 30 years now, Final Fantasy has been capturing the hearts of both western and eastern audiences for almost as long as it's been available to them. Each new entry brings with it an entirely new cast of heroes, game mechanics, and story, with maybe the odd spin-off or fighting game variant sprinkled in for good measure. Because, why not?

It's a series that's become known for regularly regenerating itself. And while it's fairly easy to keep up with the mainline numbered entries on consoles, Final Fantasy on mobile proves to be a different beast. To help separate the rough from the smooth and your turn-based battlers from your straight action epics, here's our comprehensive breakdown of the Final Fantasy titles on IOS worth looking into.

How to take over the world in Dictator 2

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 28th, 2016

Running a country isn't easy - especially when you're a dictator who wants to take over the world and crush everyone in your path while you do it.

That's exactly what you'll be doing in Dictator 2, except you're running multiple countries, and for some reason you've decided to avoid seeking counsel on every matter.

Well, while we can't make every decision in life for you, we can offer some guidance in the form of tips to help you go from El Gato to El Presidente.

How to command and conquer in Raid HQ

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 25th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Raid HQ is a satisfyingly deep base building game with over-the-top macho action and explosions. This little free to play bundle gives you a lot to do from managing a squad to building the most powerful base you possibly can.

On top of all of that, you’ll need to manage your resources and hit the high seas to raid other bases. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you keep everything in order.

How to build a successful civilisation in GodFinger 2

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 24th, 2016

GodFinger 2 grants you godlike powers, leaving you to raise a civilization of followers. In the spirit of games like Black & White, the GodFinger games will see you building bigger and better villages, developing more advanced technology and resources while keeping your followers happy.

Being the creator of worlds is no simple task, but hopefully these tips will ensure that you do a great job.

How to get all the crabs in Mr Crab 2

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 24th, 2016

Mr. Crab 2 may look like a cutesy platformer for kids, but if you're the kind of person who likes to complete a game 100%, you'll soon realise that it's a tougher than a crustacean's shell.

Read the following tips though, and you'll be well on your way to busting all the little crab's friends out of their cages and owning enough tiny bowler hats to open a hat shop.

How to save lives in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor

Posted by Jessica Famularo on May 23rd, 2016

A serious earthquake has struck a nearby town in ER Surgery Simulator - Emergency Doctor, and it’s up to you to save the victims.

Speeding around town in your ambulance, you’ll have to singlehandedly save a number of lives, performing anything from brain surgery to knee replacements.

Things can be stressful when people’s lives are on the line, so follow these tips to stay cool in the heat of the moment.

How to be the best at Bejeweled Stars

Posted by Ric Cowley on May 19th, 2016

Believe it or not, there are people out there who've never played Candy Crush Saga. That may sound like a bold claim, but it's true.

To these people, Bejeweled Stars may seem like a totally alien concept - especially if they've played previous Bejeweled games and are now confronted with this whole new, objective-based gameplay.

If you fall into that category and are feeling slightly overwhelmed, fear not. We have some tips and tricks to help you on your way.

Why the classic Snake is better than Slither.io

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Competitive online munch-'em-up Slither.io may be flavour of the month on the App Store right now, but it's only the latest in a long history of snakes in mobile gaming.

The first, and still very much the best, is the monochrome beauty we all wrangled in a time before apps - the titular Snake, from Nokia's imaginatively-titled Snake.

Here's why we'd trade an iPhone running Slither.io for a Nokia 3310 with Snake any day of the week.