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Everything you need to know about Catalyst Black

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 13th, 2020

Super Evil Megacorp, the minds behind long-standing mobile MOBA Vainglory, are back with a new game called Catalyst Black. This new title is a team-based shooter that focuses on equippable loot, and although it isn't out yet, the game recently became available to a select few folks during their early access period.

This early access, termed the "Secret Service" by the developers, is a limited form of the game that doesn't include all of the polish you might expect from an official release, but it does give a good sense of what Catalyst Black will be when it eventually hits the App Store. We were able to snag a spot in the Secret Service and are ready to spill everything we know about the game. Read on below to find out more, including how you might be able to join us online sooner rather than later.

Gun Rounds review

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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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Juicy Realm review

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By Campbell Bird on May 13th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: FRUIT EM UP
Juicy Realm is a small and sweet shooter loaded with charm.
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Door Kickers: Action Squad review

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By Campbell Bird on April 16th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOLO SOLDIER
The mobile version of Door Kickers: Action Squad leaves some things to be desired, but it’s still plenty enjoyable.
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The 5 Best Mobile Multiplayer Shooters

Posted by Campbell Bird on April 13th, 2020

I spent part of my weekend playing Valorant, the new multiplayer shooter from Riot Games. While I was waiting to get into the beta, though, I was trying to see if I could find anything else like it, particularly on mobile. Perhaps this is unsurprising to say, but: This was hard to do.

For those not familiar, Valorant is a 5v5 multiplayer shooter that’s more-or-less Counter-Strike with hero characters. It’s pretty fun, but requires a lot of focus and teamwork. Few mobile games really fall into this camp, so I decided instead to go for just good multiplayer shooters in general.

For the purposes of this list, “good” generally means the following: 1) No unbalanced free-to-play mechanics (i.e. fusing guns or characters to increase their stats), and 2) people are still playing them. Check out the picks below. Oh, and click here to check out all the great lists we’ve been making lately.

Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron review

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By Campbell Bird on March 3rd, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ERR FORCE
Aces of the Luftwaffe Squadron is full of distracting little gimmicks that make for a worse experience.
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Shadowgun War Games review

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By Campbell Bird on February 28th, 2020
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ALL’S FAIR IN WAR GAMES
Shadowgun War Games is a rare free-to-play shooter in that it feels fair and plays pretty well.
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Shadowgun War Games Closed Beta Impressions

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 23rd, 2020
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Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ALL’S FAIR IN WAR GAMES :: Read Review »

Shadowgun: War Games is an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter that’s essentially just an Overwatch knock-off. There are hero characters with special abilities, and you compete in 5-v-5 game modes where the goal is to use superior team tactics to win the day.

Depending on who you are, this might sound exciting, but given my time with the closed beta for the game, I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Although War Games looks nice and pretty, it doesn’t feel that different from other mobile shooters that have already tried the same thing (i.e. Modern Combat Versus).

Enjoy old favourite Sierra 7 available now on mobile

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 31st, 2019
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Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TACTLESS TACTICS :: Read Review »

Sierra 7 is a game with a pretty storied history. Not only was it was the winner of the Big Indie Pitch at a Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019, but it also started life as an extremely popular Flash game that's been played over 40 million times. You can jump in now on iOS and Android.

Sierra 7 itself is a tactical on-rails shooter with a distinctive minimalist look that would make it easy to spot in a games line up. It promises to deliver both arcade and realistic action and I was keen to see how it combines those two things. The on-rails aspect of the game was chosen because it meant that it would allow mobile players to focus on aiming and shooting rather than having too many on-screen controls to contend with.

Armajet review

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By Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WEAPONS FREE
Armajet’s multiplayer shooting is appealing mostly because of its surprisingly fair free-to-play model.
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Lovecraftian shooter Z War 1: The Great War of the Dead targets Kickstarter success

Posted by Luke Frater on September 25th, 2019

Set at the tail end of WWI, ZWar 1: The Great War of the Dead, is an award-winning alt-history shooter like no other. The Great War has ended; the Allies and Central Powers have now united against a common foe. An army of weaponized undead and worse, is sweeping across the former battlegrounds of Europe. And in the fog of the shattered battlefields of lurks something altogether more troubling: Giant, tentacled, Lovecraftian monstrosities, summoned by the games ‘big bad’ – the ‘Black Reverend’.

The game’s Kickstarter campaign has now begun, and so we thought we’d run through what to expect from Ether Games’ promising new title.

Sierra 7 review

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By Campbell Bird on September 12th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TACTLESS TACTICS
Sierra 7 is an interesting on-rails shooter that is marred by annoying free-to-play design.
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Gigantic X guide - What you need to know about the 1.1.0 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 9th, 2019
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP-DOWN SHLOOTER :: Read Review »

Gigantic X continues to inspire loot lust over here at 148Apps, particularly because the game has already been updated just in its second week of release.

Unfortunately, this 1.1.0 patch doesn’t bring a whole ton of new goodies with it, but it does bring some changes to the game itself, most of which are pretty welcome. See below for details:

Log-in event

One thing that’s in most live games, but has been missing from Gigantic X, is finally here. Daily log-ins are now a thing, and the rewards for them are nothing to sneeze at.

Until August 9, logging in daily can get you some weapon crates that drop tier 4 or 5 weapons, plus credits and crona. These rewards are surprisingly generous given that all you have to do to get them is open the game.

Galerider: Free to Fly review

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By Campbell Bird on July 16th, 2019
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: PANZER DRAG
Galerider: Free to Fly is an uninspired take on Panzer Dragoon
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Planet Automata review

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By Campbell Bird on July 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ACCESS
Planet Automata is a barebones shooter, but it has an interesting method for splitting the difference between challenge and accessibility.
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