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Catch up on AppSpy's latest gaming videos: September 21st

Feature By Emily Sowden, 20 hours, 25 minutes ago
Catch up on AppSpy's latest gaming videos: September 21st

Happy Friday, readers! I hope your weather has been better than ours here in the UK, and if not I hope you weren't caught in it at least. Another week's passed us by and James has been busy over on AppSpy's YouTube channel. Only a week after Pocket Gamer Connects, there's been a lot to do between the lines, but we've had some quality content to check out. What? You haven't watched this week's videos yet? Well then, lucky for you we're here to make your life that much more convenient. Aren't we nice? Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions - download on iOS James had a whack at the recently-released Warhammer card game, AoS: Champions, and found it rather enjoyable. Though it's got the makings…

The 5 best detective mobile games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 day, 22 hours ago
The 5 best detective mobile games for iOS

Alright, so yesterday I laid out some of the best room escape-style games and I guess I'm in a bit of a mystery-solving mood as of late. I'm not talking about your typical puzzlers, I mean mysteries that really need deductive reasoning. These titles make you think a little harder than usual and you'll feel so good figuring out each tiny piece. That's why these sorts of games may not be for everyone – each victory is small, but it progresses you further into the story. Layton's Mystery Journey – download on iOS When Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy first launched on iOS, it was uncertain whether it would be a success on mobile when it was de…

The best premium room escape mobile games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 3 days, 1 hour ago
The best premium room escape mobile games for iOS

Whatever your stance on 'Room Escape' games, you have to admit that they're seriously fun and satisfying when things go right. In a way they make you feel like a genius or special agent/detective when you're piecing together clues and figuring out the puzzles. Sure, some don't allow you much freedom and come off a little amateurish, but there are some cracking ones out there you've simply got to play. Hopefully you can see where this is going 'cos these five 'Room Escape'-style games are a good investment. They may cost a pretty penny, but the payoff is well worth it. The Room – download on iOS Shock horror, I know. If you're a mobile gamer and haven't played any of The Room serie…

The 5 best story-driven games you need to play on mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 3 days, 22 hours ago
The 5 best story-driven games you need to play on mobile

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to mobile gaming. You may enjoy a good mix of genres, but there'll always be one thing in particular that makes you tick. For me, if you're familiar with my work over on Pocket Gamer, it's story-based games. Whatever the visuals, whatever the task or challenge, whatever the price, whatever the length, if it's got a fantastic story, I'll be into it. If you're looking for some seriously good mobile games with cracking stories, you should really start with these ones. Thimbleweed Park – download on iOS If you're all about mysteries, point-and-click puzzles, X-Files, and games that are made by Ron Gilbert, you should go get this immediat…

5 strategy mobile games for iOS that play as good as they look

Feature By Emily Sowden, 4 days, 21 hours ago
5 strategy mobile games for iOS that play as good as they look

You might not want to think too hard on a Monday, and that's totally fine. But sometimes you'll be face-to-face with excellent mobile strategy games like these and it's silly not to give them a play. We've covered some of the best strategy games on the market before and we'll definitely stand by it. Of course, you can't and shouldn't judge a book by its cover – or, in this case, a game by its visuals – but it's nice to dig into a title that has style and substance, right? What I do know is that these mobile strategy games tick all of the boxes: content, audio, artwork, you name it. If we've missed out on your favourite, let us know in those comments below. The Banner Saga &nda…

The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 14th

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week ago
The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 14th

Another week's come and gone and it's been a bit of a quiet one over here on AppSpy. Mr. James Gilmour has been off being a cool dude at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, so we're not drowning in videos. However, the ones we've got are definitely worth watching and we'd hate for you to miss a single second. So, because we're super nice and don't want you lifting a finger on a Friday (except to click the video), we've collected them in a tidy little list below. Wall Kickers – download on iOS One-touch games can be a little hit or miss, but if you're looking for one to settle into this weekend you'll definitely want to give Wall Kickers a go. While it feels like a game you've played b…

5 excellent free-to-play mobile puzzlers for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week, 1 day ago
5 excellent free-to-play mobile puzzlers for iOS

Alright, going all in with action-oriented games is fun, but sometimes you just fancy kicking back with something that'll work your mind more than your reflexes. You don't have to be a genius to have a go with most puzzlers and in today's list you don't even have to spend a penny to jump in and start playing. No, these are simple, easy to get into, and overall rather fun. Obviously five is a small number, so let us know what some of your favourite other titles are in the comments down below. Infinite West – download on iOS With a style similar to the ever-loved GO games, this isn't just another grid-based puzzler. It's a little bit like chess, a little bit board game, and throws a…

The 5 best first-person mobile shooters on iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week, 3 days ago
The 5 best first-person mobile shooters on iOS

Ahh, now first-person shooters are very tricky beasts to tame on mobile. They're straight forward enough when it comes down to story, sure, but it's all about the controls. If you don't have good controls, it's hard to have fun in a shooter and that can be very frustrating indeed. However, despite a generous helping of bad FPS on the market, we know you'll have a blast with these ones. Just to throw it out there PUBG Mobile's not included in this particular list since I'm looking more at non-battle royale games. If you're hankering for a bit of BR, however, do check out this list right here. Guns of Boom – download on iOS When it comes to competitive multiplayer experiences, Guns…

The 5 best free-to-play auto runner games for mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week, 4 days ago
The 5 best free-to-play auto runner games for mobile

Yesterday we gave you a list of the best auto-runners money could buy. Well, if you're a bit strapped for cash there's no need to worry, there are a bunch of fantastic games in the genre you can sit down with free-to-play. Easy peasy. These titles run on adverts and IAPs, but don't bully you into buying the goods. No they're incredibly enjoyable and, in some cases, thoroughly challenging. Subway Surfers - download on iOS As one of the most downloaded App Store games of all time, Subway Surfers remains one of the best auto-runners on the market. Sure, it's simple and occasionally shows its age, but it's constantly updated and a fantastic time-killer. Sprint along train tracks avoiding th…

The 5 best premium auto-runner games for mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week, 5 days ago
The 5 best premium auto-runner games for mobile

I feel like Mondays always split people into two groups. On one side you've got the early risers and keen beans and on the other side you've got the folks who wish they could bring their bed to work with them. Sure, you've got to get going and you've got some time to kill on the bus, train, or on your lunch break, but you don't want to play anything that's TOO much effort, right? Well, that's where auto-runners come in handy. Whether it's an endless or level-based runner, some of the App Store's grandest adventures can be spent trying to 'git gud' at these games. Better still, for the most part you only need to tap the screen. Ooo, pure luxury. Alto's Odyssey - download on iOS (£4.9…

The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 6th

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 6th

Another week is almost over and now's a brilliant time to take a look back at the past several days. I know I've been writing this round-up up on a Friday, but I figured there's no harm in doing it a day early. Why? James has been busy at work creating more fantastic content for you over on AppSpy's YouTube channel and I just can't wait to share it with you. Maybe you've seen it, maybe you haven't, but I'd highly recommend having a watch of what we've got in store. We're rich in reviews this week, but card game-lovers will definitely want to stick around to read what's been going on. QUARTO review Board game enthusiasts, you should really check this review out. It's only a couple of min…

The best silly sports mobile games to play with one hand

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
The best silly sports mobile games to play with one hand

It's sunny, there's a slight bite to the air now summer's coming to an end, and we're half-way through the week. Why is that a big deal? Well, it's not really, but it can often feel like the day's going a little slower than usual. You know what would be a pretty good remedy to such a time? Silly sports games, of course. What? You've never played any silly sports games? You're probably not alone. Whatever mood you in, whatever kind of day you're having, these mobile titles take the idea of playing a sport and gives it a bit of a jiggle. Management sims offer up more of a logical, straight-forward challenge if you're a hardcore sports fan. But, for me I often think about the lighter side &nd…

These are the 5 best single player card games on mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
These are the 5 best single player card games on mobile

We know card games can be an absolute riot, especially when you're up against other people. Win or lose, it's all in good fun – unless you're a big baby about losing. However, occasionally there comes a time when you fancy playing a card game, but don't really want to interact with anyone else. Perhaps you've finally grown sick of being slated online or maybe you're just not in the mood for socialising. These solo card games are just what you need. Like those touchscreen booths you can order from at – er – a popular fast-food chain, you can tackle these on your lonesome. They won't spit out burgers and fries, but they will keep you well amused. Meteorfall – downloa…

The best 5 mobile bullet hell games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
The best 5 mobile bullet hell games for iOS

You may think that diving into a bullet hell on Monday morning might not be the best idea. After all, you probably won't wake up properly until at LEAST Tuesday afternoon, but I'm not judging. However, what's better to give your brain a bit of a jolt than diving into some high-octane, bullet-riddled chaos? Your morning coffee might wake you a bit, but this'll get your blood pumping and your fingers aching without fail. Even if you're reading this list in the evening, on a Wednesday, or maybe even in the Christmas holidays, these shmups are some of the very best available and we think you'll have a ball with them. Five isn't a huge number, so if you don't see your fave down below, be sure t…

The best mobile gaming videos of the week from AppSpy's YouTube channel

Feature By Emily Sowden, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
The best mobile gaming videos of the week from AppSpy's YouTube channel

It's the end of another week and, thanks to a beautiful bank holiday Monday here in the UK, it probably feels a little shorter than normal. Well, I guess that's because it was shorter than normal… because we were all enjoying an extra day of R&R. Like last week, Friday's a great time to take a look back at the past few days and see what's been going on over at AppSpy's YouTube channel. Don't worry I won't waffle on too much. If you've been umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether to subscribe, I'd suggest doing so. James does have the voice of a gruff, grizzy angel after all. Donut County review If you're not so sure about whether it's worth picking it up for £4.99/$4.99 on i…