148Apps round-up: Mad Skills Motocross 2, Doomdark's Revenge, Monkey Mofo, and more

The week in casual games

148Apps round-up: Mad Skills Motocross 2, Doomdark's Revenge, Monkey Mofo, 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...

Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows
By G5 Entertainment


"Lacking a gripping storyline, Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows still offers some satisfying Hidden Object play but with some significant freemium elements in tow." (Jennifer Allen)

Mad Skills Motocross 2
By Turborilla


"There's a fun and regular multiplayer side of things to Mad Skills Motocross 2, but the career mode is clouded by some overpowered in-app purchases." (Jennifer Allen)

By Motionshift Studios


"Offering some quirky but interesting trivia, this is a title sure to get kids interested in history." (Jennifer Allen)

Zombies Ate My Doctor
By Umair Javed


"Better than a trip to the doctor's office and with more B-movie zombies than it's possible to shoot, ZAMD is a fun ride for all." (Lee Hamlet)

By Ketchapp


"Excalibur's promise as a free-to-play action RPG is evident, and it's use of IAPs are also surprisingly non-invasive. Unfortunately, it offers little of value over other action RPGs." (Arron Hirst)

The Descent
By Igor Migun


"The Descent's mix of visually-enthralling environments and art-style, combined with its hidden object, mystery-driven gameplay, make for a truly enjoyable experience." (Arron Hirst)

Monkey Mofo
By Lucky Red Fish


"Initially quite sweet, Monkey Mofo fails to excite thanks to an infuriating control scheme." (Jennifer Allen)

Word Puttz
By Jackbox Games


"Words games played with friends may not be nearly as popular as they once were, but that didn't stop the makers of You Don't Know Jack from spinning the popular genre, giving it a new outlook on life." (Mike Deneen)

Doomdark's Revenge
By Chilli Hugger


"Testing players just like it did back in 1985, Doomdark's Revenge is a complex strategy game but one that will entice as much as it will sometimes infuriate." (Jennifer Allen)

137 BC
By GamerNationX


"This is may not be Sparta, but it's still not bad." (Jordan Minor)

All this, plus we round up nine of the best bets for cloud-based photo storage, Jeff Scott provides a 'How to' on adding a lanyard to an iPhone case, and Carter Dotson takes on Enigmo in the latest 148Apps Live.

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.