148Apps round-up: Ghost Toasters, Hills of Glory 3D, Bus Simulator 3D

The week in casual games

148Apps round-up: Ghost Toasters, Hills of Glory 3D, Bus Simulator 3D

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...

Ghost Toasters
By Cartoon Network


"Halloween has come early for fans of the Regular Show with phantom-busting Ghost Toasting, a platform shooter that is as fun as much as it is frustrating." (Lucy Ingram)

Soul Gambler
By Mother Gaia Studio


"Funded by a successful Kickstarter, the revamped Soul Gambler tells the legend of Faust through a glorious interactive graphic novel." (Lucy Ingram)

Paint It Back
By Casual Labs

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"Help repaint missing works of art such as 'Surfing Elephants', 'Deer Taking the Alligator Ferry', and 'On the Day of the Apocalypse, Treat Yourself to a Popsicle'. This whimsical puzzler is a gem for all ages." (Stacy Barnes)

Real Steel: World Robot Boxing
By Reliance Games

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"The movie may not have been a hit, but it did create a fantastic mobile game. Its follow up is a knockout as well." (Mike Deneen)

Hills of Glory 3D
By AMA and Chillingo


"Hills of Glory 3D is the most aggravating kind of game: one with good ideas but sloppy execution." (Carter Dotson)

By BorderLeap LLC


"har•mo•ny's core gameplay can get rather repetitive over extended periods, but it's a relaxing little time-waster in short bursts." (Rob Rich)

Drift Mania: Street Outlaws
By Ratrod Studios


"Drift Mania: Street Outlaws takes players on 13 courses full of turns where they will drift around each corner to collect massive points to have uploaded to the leaderboards." (Andrew Stevens)

Bus Simulator 3D
By Alexandru Marusac


"Strictly for those who find the idea of driving a bus exhilarating, Bus Simulator 3D lacks fun factor in the areas where it matters most." (Lee Hamlet)

All this, plus Jeff Scott reviews the Dodocase Folio for iPad Mini, then goes hands-on with the Sony QX-100.

Plus, Carter Dotson gives first impressions of NimbleBit's Star Wars: Tiny Death Star.

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.