148Apps round-up: Tanuki Forest, Cloud Breaker, and more

The week in casual games

148Apps round-up: Tanuki Forest, Cloud Breaker, 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...

Pahelika: Secret Legends
By IronCode Gaming


"Control issues negatively affect this otherwise potentially interesting casual adventure game." (Jennifer Allen)

5BY5 Brain Game
By Isotope 244


"Sliding tiles mashed up with number adding and color matching - there's a lot going on in this puzzle strategy brain game." (Charlie Miller)

Tanuki Forest
By Mighty Mill


"With plenty of charm and not many reasons for cynicism, Tanuki Forest is a delightful change of pace for the Endless Runner." (Jennifer Allen)

Bowl With Me
By Megu


"Offering a fun bowling experience amongst friends, Bowl With Me is a little simple but still offers some fun times." (Jennifer Allen)

Geek Resort
By Advanced Mobile Applications


"Geek Resort is a tycoon-style park creation title with an overall fun art-style; it's simply let down on its reliance of in-app purchases to drive its gameplay, and a few obvious bugs." (Arron Hirst)

Sky Tribes


"Sky Tribes is a cute free-to-play PvP game that boasts some interesting ideas, but it moves very slowly unless players are willing to pay up." (Nadia Oxford)

Brave Guardians HD
By Chundos


"Although it has a few gimmicks, Brave Guardians is a pretty typical tower defense game." (Jordan Minor)

By Starchin


"Build up a fishipedia with this simple to play and quite satisfying casual fishing game." (Jennifer Allen)

Cloud Breaker
By Axis Sivitz


"A simple concept, Cloud Breaker is fiendishly challenging. Even for those used to the brick-busting genre." (Jennifer Allen)

By Ursa Major Media


"Urp! is a charming adventure puzzler designed in a way that will appeal to many children, but leave mature audiences wishing for more of a challenge. (Cata Modocea)

All this, plus Carter Dotson stages a 148Apps Live event with Glu Games and Frontline Commando 2. Oh, and Jennifer Allen explores the connection between Tanuki Forest and Studio Ghibli.

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.