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The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - December 7th

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 hours, 25 minutes ago
The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - December 7th

It’s Wednesday, so that can only mean one thing. It’s time to take a look at the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now. It probably means other things as well, but let’s not concern ourselves with them. There’s a few gems here, and we’re only too happy to help you to save a bit of money. So if you’ve been umming and aahing about whether you should spend on these, now’s the time to take the plunge. And as we all know plunging is a lot of fun. It’s the capitalist version of freedom of expression. Or something like that. Anyway here are the games. Red 7 A super simple digital version of a super simple card game. This one&rsq…

Clash of Clans is getting its own cartoon, and these mobile games should too

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 3 hours ago
Clash of Clans is getting its own cartoon, and these mobile games should too

How do you know when a mobile game is doing well? Is it when it gets a spot during the Superbowl adverts? Is it when you see adverts for it before big film releases like Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Nah, it’s none of them. It’s when it gets its own series of cartoons. Angry Birds did it, Where’s My Water did, even Cut the Rope did. And now it’s the turn of Clash of Clans. Eat your heart out Candy Crush game show. Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming cartoon, which is due to land in just 3 days time on December 9th. That’s not very long at all, in pretty much every measure of time. Almost inevitably this got me thinking about other games it&rsquo…

The Tuesday Best Of - The 5 best mobile point-and-click adventures ranked in order

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 6 hours ago
The Tuesday Best Of - The 5 best mobile point-and-click adventures ranked in order

There are a lot of point and click adventures on the App Store. Some of them are good. Some of them are bad. Some of them are mediocre. But which are the best? Which are the finest examples of the genre you can get on mobile? Well that's what this week's Tuesday Best Of is all about. We're going to rank the five best point-and-tappers in order. And we're not afraid to do it. We're a bit crazy like that over here at App Spy. So without further ado here's the list. And if you agree, disagree, or just want all of this to stop, then feel free to stick your own no-doubt revolutionary ideas in the comments all the way down there. 5 Tales from the Borderlands This is, without a doubt, Telltal…

The Monday Musing - What do we want to see from the iPhone 8?

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 days, 2 hours ago
The Monday Musing - What do we want to see from the iPhone 8?

Ah Monday, what a perfect time to get introspective and think about some of the things that are going on in mobile gaming right now. But what is going on in mobile gaming right now? Not a lot, so let's put on our special magical future-looking spectacles and have a peer into the future of that sort of gaming what we all love so much. There'll be a new iPhone next year. There might even be two, who knows? 2017 does mark the tenth anniversary of the world-changing handset after all. But what do we want to see in the iPhone 8? What does Apple need to do to make sure it stays ahead of the gaming handset curve? Well, how about some of this stuff? More 3D Touch For gaming, 3D Touch could be…

We've got an exclusive new trailer for Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore for iOS

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 days, 4 hours ago
We've got an exclusive new trailer for Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore for iOS

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore is set to hit the App Store this Thursday. That's right, on December 8th you'll be able to fly around firing lasers at things and having a right old giggle. Sounds good, yeah? Well how's this for another sound that you might like? Here at AppSpy we've got an exclusive video that you're not going to be able to see anywhere else until tomorrow. That's pretty much what exclusive means, so you've learned something new today as well. Without further ado here is that EXCLUSIVE video. Yup, exclusive. I keep saying exclusive and I'm not entirely sure why. As you can see the video introduces some of the mercenaries who are going to be on your side in the big space th…

5 other apps that should have games like Facebook Messenger

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 days, 3 hours ago
5 other apps that should have games like Facebook Messenger

Yeah it’s another feature based around Facebook Messenger. That’s just the sort of thing that’s going to happen this week. And since this week is almost over, it might stop happening quite soon. Anyway, Facebook Messenger has games, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. So I wondered what other apps should have games? And why should they have games? And how many words could I suck out of this idea to form into a feature? Here then, for your reading pleasure, is the culmination of those three thoughts. Which I’m sure you’re going to agree is super, super, super exciting. Tinder Swiping left and right might be fun, but what if we turned the dating game into…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 2nd December

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 days, 3 hours ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 2nd December

It’s not been the most inspiring week for iOS gamers. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some gems out there in the murk. Plus you could probably save your money for next week, or the week after, or your college education or whatever. We’ve had a dig around and found these five games that we reckon are more than worthy of some of your attention on iOS this week. Most of them are free, and then some of them are not free. Oh my it has been a long week. Anyway, here’s that list. Enjoy it, and let’s regroup on Monday with increased vigour and spirit, yeah? Apollo Justice Ace Attorney It’s been a while coming, but this will be welcomed by fans of sh…

5 games that we'd love to see on Facebook Messenger

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days, 2 hours ago
5 games that we'd love to see on Facebook Messenger

Well Facebook Messenger has games now. We talked about it yesterday, remember? Probably not, your short term memory has likely been eroded by memes and gifs and I don’t know what else people use the internet for. Anyway, while there are some pretty decent little arcade games in the Messenger package, I got thinking about which other games I’d like to see making use of the new HTML5 protocols that Facebook is rolling out. So here’s a list of some games that I think would be brilliant as Messenger games. Feel free to add your own in the comments, if you feel like it. It’s entirely up to you. Be nice to know I wasn’t talking to myself though. Angry Birds Rath…

The Thursday Find - Colt Express

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days, 3 hours ago
The Thursday Find - Colt Express

It’s always nice when something surprises you. Well, it’s always nice when something surprises you in a nice way. Like a snake in the toilet isn’t a nice surprise. Unless you’ve lost your snake. Anyway, this week’s Thursday find is just that - a surprise. It’s a game that clicks and fizzes in some interesting ways, that blends action and strategy. And the surprise is it’s based on a boardgame. So here’s why Colt Express is worthy of your attention, even if you don’t like boardgames. Or the Wild West. Or finding snakes in your toilet. Actually probably not that last one. Colt Express Usually when you see someone talking about a board…

The 5 best Facebook Messenger games you should be playing right now

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
The 5 best Facebook Messenger games you should be playing right now

Facebook Messenger now has games in it. I’ve only just managed to get to grips with it having gifs. And don’t get me started on stickers. What even are stickers? Anyway there’s quite a lot of games on there. 17 to be precise. But which are the best ones to play with your friends? Well your time is precious, and we can’t expect you to spend any of it figuring things like that out. But our time here at AppSpy is pretty much worthless. So here are the five Facebook Messenger games that you should start off your Facebook Messenger gaming career with. You’re welcome. Shuffle Cats Mini A clever little shooting gallery that sees you flicking cards at other cards…

The 5 best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - November 30th

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
The 5 best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - November 30th

The fact of the matter is we all like to save a bit of money. Maybe it’s eating mouldy bread every now and then, or finding leftover foreign currency and trying to get it exchanged even when you know there’s probably not enough for a sandwich there and it’s going to be really embarrassing. And that’s where this new regular feature comes in. Every Wednesday we’re going to have a long hard look at the five best games that are on sale on the App Store. We’ll point you in the right direction to make your money go that little bit further. And the names of the games will take you to the App Store. Even better! So without further ado, here are this week’…

4 non-Final Fantasy mobile RPGs that you need to play right now

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 1 day ago
4 non-Final Fantasy mobile RPGs that you need to play right now

The impact of the Final Fantasy series really can’t be diminished. But let’s not kid ourselves that it’s the only kid on the block. In fact on mobile the whole series is a bit on the expensive side. So with that in mind I thought I’d put together a list of other RPGs that are also worth your attention. I mean, that’s pretty much my job after all, telling you good things that you should go and play. And these are all games that you can only play on mobile. So no ports, no reimaginations, just games that were built from the ground up to fit in your pocket. The way all good games should be built. Here is that list, in all of its glory. If you’ve got your o…

The Tuesday Best of - Mobile Final Fantasy games

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 1 day ago
The Tuesday Best of - Mobile Final Fantasy games

Final Fantasy 15 has finally come out on consoles. It’s fair to say that this one has been a long time coming. But what does that mean for gamers of a more mobile persuasion? Er, not that much really. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take a look back at the FF series on mobile and make sweeping statements about which entrants are the best. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this week’s Tuesday Best Of. We’re going to pick the three best Final Fantasy games on mobile. Some of them might surprise you. Some of them might upset you. But all of them are really, really good, and I’m not all that bothered whether you agree or not. Feel free…

The 5 best haircuts in iPhone and iPad gaming

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 2 days ago
The 5 best haircuts in iPhone and iPad gaming

Sometimes you just have to write about the first thing that comes into your head. So that’s exactly what I’m doing. I don’t know why this came into my head, but here is a list of the best haircuts on the App Store. Now you may not have seen my hair, but I can tell you right now that it’s probably the most amazing hair that anyone has ever had on their head. It’s just really good. Accept it. I’m telling you this to prove that my credentials for writing this list are solid. I know hair. I know mobile games. I’m pretty surprised I haven’t written this list before if I’m honest with you. Anyway, here it is. Enjoy. Cloud Strife I think…

The Monday Musing - Final Fantasy XV and mobile ports

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 2 days ago
The Monday Musing - Final Fantasy XV and mobile ports

Whether you like it or not, there’s been a huge influx of ports on the App Store over recent years. As the power of the hardware has caught up with recent consoles, devs are looking more and more to their back catalogues for gems they can release on mobile. But what’s the most important thing about a mobile port, and how can you as a consumer pick the duds out from the classics? Well that’s what this week’s Monday musing is about. And it seems fitting with the release of Final Fantasy XV this week, since that’s a game that’s probably going to end up on the iPhone 32 S in about 15 years time. So let’s leap into the this the only way I know how - fac…