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Hands-on with Quizzolve, the neatly designed quiz game

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 hours, 42 minutes ago
Hands-on with Quizzolve, the neatly designed quiz game

Quizzolve is a straightforward, nicely put together but basic quiz game. It's got smart leaderboard support, a range of questions, some subtle uses of its premium currency, and though it's lacking sound, the visuals are minimal and neat. Quiz games don't often get much attention, so I decided to do a quick hands-on video of Quizzolve for those of you looking for a decent (and free-to-play) stab at the genre.…


Hands-on with Badass Trial Race, the Trials-esque racer from the Sky Tourist peeps

Feature By Peter Willington, 8 hours, 42 minutes ago
Hands-on with Badass Trial Race, the Trials-esque racer from the Sky Tourist peeps

I got all excited when I heard that the folks behind Sky Tourist were making a new game, and doubly so when I heard it was a bit like the recent spate of high quality trials games, such as Trials Frontier, Urban Trial Freestyle, and Bike Trials. So it was a little disappointing when I went hands-on with the game - titled Badass Trial Race - only to find that it's a very simplistic effort that also has some crushingly aggressive free-to-play elements crudely bolted on. Oh well. Here's what Badass Trial Race - currently in soft-launch - looks like...…


Hands-on with Noah Ark Builder, the official... match-3 puzzler... of the new disaster movie

Feature By Peter Willington, 10 hours, 42 minutes ago
Hands-on with Noah Ark Builder, the official... match-3 puzzler... of the new disaster movie

You might not immediately think a match-3 puzzle game would be suitable as the official movie tie-in of the new Noah movie. That's because it isn't, as evidenced by Noah Ark Builder. It's a fairly standard match-3 affair, and the only real ties to the silver screen source material are a few snippets from the film. The gigantic fictional flood barely seems to have any affect on the mechanics of this lacklustre tie-in.…


Telltale confirms The Walking Dead Season 3 is on the way

News By James Gilmour, 12 hours, 19 minutes ago
Telltale confirms The Walking Dead Season 3 is on the way

Telltale has confirmed that its acclaimed interactive adventure The Walking Dead will return for a third season. The announcement was made at this year's Comic Con in San Diego, and later shared with the world via the developer's Twitter account. Given the ongoing success of the zombie-themed series, it's no surprise that Telltale is keen to continue building stories in the world of The Walking Dead. However, with the team already prepping Tales from the Borderlands and an interactive Game of Thones series for release before 2015, it's going to be a very busy year for the studio. Unfortunately, there's no word at this time whether Clementine will return in season three, or when the gam…


Marvel Contest of Champions lets you play as Deadpool, Spider-Man, Hulk and more

News By Peter Willington, 12 hours, 42 minutes ago
Marvel Contest of Champions lets you play as Deadpool, Spider-Man, Hulk and more

San Diego Comic-Con was full of big announcements for big franchises this year, such as the Angry Birds Transformers news we posted about on Friday. Over on the Marvel Video Games panel, the folks at Kabam (The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, Wartune, Fast and Furious 6: The Game) announced Marvel Contest of Champions, a brand new mobile game set for release on "mobile" (read: iOS and Android) in Autumn 2014. The above teaser makes the game look like a one-on-one fighting game, like Tekken or King of Fighters, but we're yet to confirm that with Kabam. We do also know that it's being made by Kabam's Vancouver studio, and that players will battle heroes and villains from the Marvel univ…


Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Review Kongregate By Alex Beech, 13 hours, 2 minutes ago
Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Game of Thrones Ascent’s premise is simple: raise yourself from the dirt of Westeros to become noble through some careful decision making and time management skills. By aiding the king you are initially rewarded a small holding to of land. Then you must then decide how you will lead your house to greatness: commit yourself to the realm, your family, or some other allegiance. Whatever your motivation, most of the decisions come with three possible options. Some of these are visib…

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Hands-on with The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition, the spooktacular puzzle adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 13 hours, 42 minutes ago
Hands-on with The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition, the spooktacular puzzle adventure

Combining the best bits of Tiny Thief, Broken Sword, and Scooby-Doo, The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition is a charming, hilarious, and occasionally touching side-scrolling adventure. Packed with puzzles and rammed full of ghosts, it's your job to navigate haunted houses, solving mysteries and zapping ghouls. I went hands-on with the game recently, here's what I made of it.…


Hands-on with The King of Fighters '98, the best-of brawler from SNK and DotEmu

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 13 hours ago
Hands-on with The King of Fighters '98, the best-of brawler from SNK and DotEmu

As I explain in the hands-on video, I'm a big fan of fighters, so it should come as no surprise that I was first to call “dibs” on giving The King of Fighters '98's re-release a go. If you've got a good controller, the game plays exactly as you remember, and if you can handle touchscreen controls for fighters then you'll be well-served here too. The King of Fighters '98 is potentially going to disappoint a few fans, since it's not the fancypants enhanced version that came out on the last couple of generations of consoles, but if you're after an arcade fighting classic, it should be right up your street.…


Hands-on with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the arena brawler based on the Michael Bay movie

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 13 hours ago
Hands-on with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the arena brawler based on the Michael Bay movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out a day or so back, and we've been keen to see how this latest effort from the team behind Combo Crew has turned out. After a little while with the game, it remains difficult to say conclusively whether I really like it or not. On the one hand, the combo system can be exciting when you've chained together loads of hits, and the special attacks - where you call upon the rest of The Turtles to provide assistance - are impressive sights to behold. But the fractured mission structure, the IAPs in this premium title, and the lack of variety, is rather off-putting. Take a look at my hands-on with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles below to help make up your own mi…


Hands-on with Revolution 60, the self-serious yet schlocky sci-fi adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 6 hours ago
Hands-on with Revolution 60, the self-serious yet schlocky sci-fi adventure

Revolution 60 mixes a mid-nineties, early polygonal 3D PC aesthetic with ludicrous character designs and a story that often attempts to come off as serious and badass. The results are mixed, and that's mostly due to its gameplay, or lack thereof. Most of the actions in the game are QTEs, and the combat limps along early in the game. However, the cutscenes - i.e. most of the game - do look pretty boss, especially if the art style grabs you. Here's a hands-on video for you to get stuck into and see if you like what Revolution 60's throwing down.…


Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus - EncyclAPPedia

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 9 hours ago
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus - EncyclAPPedia

We started Modern Combat Week here at AppSpy by adding the original game to the EncyclAPPedia, and we're ending it by fixing our sights firmly on its sequel: Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus. What changed, what stayed the same, and what's the history behind this classic first person shooter for mobiles and tablets? Find out, by clicking play on the video below. EncyclAPPpediaɛnˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈpiːdɪənounA video or set of videos giving information on many mobile games or on many aspects of one game and typically arranged entirely at random.…


Majestic Nights: Season One is a role-playing thriller set in an alternate eighties where every conspiracy is real

News By Peter Willington, 3 days, 11 hours ago
Majestic Nights: Season One is a role-playing thriller set in an alternate eighties where every conspiracy is real

It's the eighties. The Berlin Wall is tumbling down, Live Aid is helping to raise money for the poor, Jason Donovan is dating Kylie Minogue, and everything is right with the world. Except that every conspiracy story ever conceived is actually true, we live in a completely fabricated illusion of what is real, and all this is perpetrated by Cardholder, an intelligence officer at a shadowy government organisation. This is the weird and wonderful world of Majestic Nights: Season One, the teaser trailer for which has just been released. Scant few details are available at the moment, but players will apparently "use wits, stealth and sometimes even a little force to investigate, explore, and…


Angry Birds Transformers trailer demonstrates why Rovio's new game will make me homeless

News By Peter Willington, 3 days, 12 hours ago
Angry Birds Transformers trailer demonstrates why Rovio's new game will make me homeless

If you're lucky enough to be attending San Diego Comic-Con then you might have already seen the new trailer for Angry Birds Transformers. If you're stuck at home, at school, or even worse, at work, then never fear, because you can see the new video here. The video shows off a CGI render of various Angry Birds as Transformers, running through the environment and battling piggy enemies. Astrotrain, Optimus Prime, and Megatron all make an appearance, and they seem to be fighting on the same side too, which is neat. What's not so neat is that this new trailer also shows off the new TelePods, which you'll be able to scan and subsequently bring new characters into your game. Since I'm a gigan…


Hands-on with Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas update, the creepy expansion hoping to entangle you in its webbing

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 13 hours ago
Hands-on with Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas update, the creepy expansion hoping to entangle you in its webbing

After we reported that Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas update was out in the wilds of the App Store, I raced off to start playing it and bring you a look at some of the content in this expansion. It's safe to say that it's easily comparable to the high quality of the main game, but there are some extras included that Hearthstone players will want to seriously think about investing in for online play. I run through them briefly in my hands-on video below, as well as showing you a match in motion.…


Hands-on with Rush Horizon, the endless-racer for nineties arcade fans

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 days, 9 hours ago
Hands-on with Rush Horizon, the endless-racer for nineties arcade fans

AppSpy was first on the scene for coverage of Rush Horizon, and with good reason: the game looked like a slice of sun-drenched arcade racing in the promo materials we were sent. Now that I've been hands-on with the game, I can confirm that Rush Horizon absolutely delivers on its promise of nostalgic-yet-modern arcade racing, inspired by the gaming greats from the eighties and nineties. Rad Racer, Out Run, Hang-On, Ridge Racer: there's a bit of everything in here, and since this is an endless-racer, there's a spot of Temple Run mixed in too. Rush Horizon is currently in soft-launch, here's my early look at the game.…