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148Apps round-up: Pocket Mine, Spellgrid, Naughty Bricks, and more
by Chris Kirby 4/10/2013
Product: 148Apps news
Manufacturer: 148Apps
Format: iPhone, iPad
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…

Pocket Mine
By Roofdog Games

pocketmine

"Manically dig for treasures and explore the underground in this fast-paced mining-themed arcade game." (Campbell Bird)

Trace 2
By Kevin Calderone

trace

"Five years after its predecessor, Trace 2 ticks all the boxes for a beautifully drawn sequel, but will fans of the original agree?" (Lucy Ingram)

Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel HD
By G5 Entertainment

paranormal

"An entertaining enough if unremarkable adventure gaming experience for the casual player." (Jennifer Allen)

Spellgrid+
By Song San Hong

spellgrid

"Create as many words as possible from one larger word, in this open ended and enjoyable word game." (Jennifer Allen)

Apple Dash HD
By Strange Flavour

appledash7

"A nostalgic trip for many, Apple Dash HD is a highly enjoyable and challenging vertical platformer." (Jennifer Allen)

Naughty Bricks
By Puck Loves Games

bricks

"Challenged by physics and taunted by sassy bricks, the sun must defend the planet and avenge the moon in this delightful puzzler from Puck Loves Games." (Stacy Barnes)

Gentleman…Ricochet!
By Bïtse Games

gentleman

"Line up gents (and ladies), and get ready for a game of Ricochet - the classiest game around." (Lee Hamlet)

RogueTrader
By Acespire

rogue

"Buy and sell stocks to make it to the top. It's ok to just guess, because that's all players can really do!" (Campbell Bird)

Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman
By Hexage

reaper

"Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman is a fun and engaging action RPG for phones and one of the best iPhone games I have played this year." (Phil Bickle)

All this, plus Jennifer Allen interviews Captain Casual developer John Stricker, Jeff Scott reviews earHero Headphones and the new ZaggKeys cover keyboard case for iPad mini.

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