148Apps round-up: Astro Golf, Bonza Word Puzzle, and more

The week in casual games

148Apps round-up: Astro Golf, Bonza Word Puzzle, and more

Time is limited. Apps are plentiful. How can you make sense of the ever-increasing number of new games in the App Store?

Well, by reading Pocket Gamer, of course. But we can't possibly cover everything, and there are some games that just don't fit in our wheelhouse. Thankfully, our friends over at 148Apps are here to save the day.

Take a look at some of the casual games that have caught the attention of the 148Apps team...

Shuyan The Kung Fu Princess
By Mark Animation


"Conveying a positive story is a great step for Shuyan The Kung Fu Princess, even if it is to the detriment of the gameplay." (Jennifer Allen)

Adventure Beaks
By GameResort


"Adventure Beaks is a charming platform runner that stands out like a penguin's black markings against snow." (Nadia Oxford)

Bonza Word Puzzle
By MiniMega


"Put down the newspaper, Grandma! There's a newer, more exciting, more challenging crossword available." (Lee Hamlet)

Albert's Adventure: Energy
By Triorbis Entertainment


"Albert's Adventure: Energy is an interesting physics-based puzzle game, though control issues keep it from true genius." (Nadia Oxford)

Nova's Dream
By Joshua Newton


"One-touch gameplay means this physics based game is easy to learn but tricky to master." (Jennifer Allen)

Germonster: Germ Monster Saga
By Liu Yang


"Germonster is a basic match-three puzzler that requires players to line up identical germs vertically and horizontally to send them back to the lab." (Angela LaFollette)

Word Forward
By AppyNation


"Create words from tiles in order to get the lowest score in this simple yet enjoyable word game." (Jennifer Allen)

Astro Golf
By Bolder Games


"Astro Golf is futuristic miniature golf for all fans of traditional mini golf gaming." (Charlie Miller)

All this, plus It Came From Canada, new announcements from Ravensberger, and Carter Dotson goes hands-on with an augmented reality rifle!

Click on over to 148Apps now for app news, reviews, interviews, and more.

Chris Kirby
Chris Kirby
Chris is a little frightened that he is the oldest writer on the 148Apps staff, but maybe there's someone else out there who remembers when a Mac Plus was cutting edge and the Newton was nothing short of miraculous.