148Apps round-up: Zombie Apocalift, Penguin Pile-Up, Battle Camp, and more

The week in casual games

148Apps round-up: Zombie Apocalift, Penguin Pile-Up, Battle Camp, 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...

Zombie Apocalift

By Battlesheep


"Zombies are on the rise and players must kill them to reach the top in this elevator-based action game." (Campbell Bird)

Space Qube

By Playground Publishing


"Space Qube makes it easy and fun to build spaceships. Playing with them is kind of disappointing, though." (Carter Dotson)


By Firedroid


"Cutesy comic strip pirates land at the local Barrr with their beer-swilling, tattoo-inking, video-gaming demands. Keep pace with their needs or, arrrgh, they may just pee on the floor of this classy establishment." (Stacy Barnes)

Pixel This!

By Mark Brown


"Pixel This! is a darn fine Nonogram game for iOS." (Carter Dotson).

Full disclosure: Yes, the Mark Brown who made Pixel This! is the same Mark Brown who runs Pocket Gamer.

Battle Camp
By Penny Pop


"Pay walls and forced social features may drive away some players, but a solid and addicting core makes Battle Camp a great game for those who don't mind mandatory breaks."
(Phil Bickle)

By Pixel Heart


"Vanished puts a spooky spin on the audio-only gaming genre by putting players into an underworld of darkness, demons, and distorted reality." (Lee Hamlet)

Penguin Pile-Up

By Christian West


"Cute, challenging, and full of penguins. What more could one want from a puzzle game?" (Jennifer Allen)

What A Wonderful Word

By Red Barn Games


"A little basic to look at, What A Wonderful Word packs quite a punch for those looking for more cerebral word gaming." (Jennifer Allen)

Tech Deck

By Spin Master


"No finger-flipping goodness here. Instead, players skate to the top through a series of quick time events." (Mike Deneen)

All this, plus Jeff Scott reviews Dropcam Pro and Pogo Connect Stylus Tips, and Blake Grundman previews Star Wars Pinball: Balance of the Force.

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