148Apps round-up: Lost Twins, NASCAR Manager, and more

The week in casual games

148Apps round-up: Lost Twins, NASCAR Manager, 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...

Excalibur: Knights of the King
By R2 Games


"Don't expect anything too impressive here, but Excalibur is still an enjoyable, if not altogether memorable, side-scrolling MMO." (Jennifer Allen)

Lost Twins
By weRplay


"A fresh take on the classic slide picture puzzle, this is a unique gameplay experience that players will definitely get lost in." (Lee Hamlet)

NASCAR Manager
By Eutechnyx


"A freemium build of a premium title, NASCAR Manager is still as lackluster as it was before, failing to capture the excitement of racing." (Jennifer Allen)

By Q42


"Match corresponding numbers together and clear the board in this simple to play but tactically focused puzzle game." (Jennifer Allen)

Team Paul Skiing
By Team Paul


"Like most good inspirational sports sagas, Team Paul Skiing is based on a true story." (Jordan Minor)

Playing Favorites
By Brinkbit / Bryan Bamford


"Playing Favorites scratches that Cards Against Humanity itch in a much less crass manner. As un-crass as scratching oneself in public can ever be, that is." (Rob Thomas)

By Synergy-IT


"Keeping it simple, DiceTris+ is an entertaining strategy game but one that lacks that addictive factor." (Jennifer Allen)

By Arthur Guibert


"Microtrip is a simple, cheerful little physics-based arcade game where players steer a dynamic white blob through the body of a strange creature, eating white cells and dogging monsters along the way." (Cata Modorcea)

Ninja Newton
By Bluebit Games


"Ninja Newton brings surprising depth to its swinging arcade gameplay." (Jordan Minor)

Ratventure HD
By Przemyslaw Perkowski


"Ratventure HD may not be a spectacular or innovative new addition to its genre, but it does offer a few new challenges for puzzle game fans to delight in." (Cata Modocea)

All this, plus 148Apps Live previews Roll Back Home, and Carter Dotson explores game creation through PICS Towers of Defense.

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.