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Hands-on with Bungee Mummy, in which we learn to fling the dead

Feature By Peter Willington, 41 minutes ago
Hands-on with Bungee Mummy, in which we learn to fling the dead

Bungee Mummy asks you to fling a mummy - i.e. a dead person wrapped in linens and whatnot - around various puzzle platforming stages. This is why video games are awesome. An act that would actually be pretty horrific (and not to mention dusty) in real life, is actually a perfectly pleasant activity for a free-to-play action game to ask you to partake in. Here's our hands-on video from Pocket Gamer Connects.…


Hands-on with Exit Strategy, where it's fun playing with portals

Feature By Peter Willington, 15 hours, 41 minutes ago
Hands-on with Exit Strategy, where it's fun playing with portals

Here's the deal: in Exit Strategy you have no control over a constantly moving vehicle, other than to place portals in front of it and redirect its path towards the stars scattered around the level that you must collect before exiting the stage. It's pretty good, and it's free, and though there's a fair wedge of advertising in there too, you can pay to turn that nonsense off. Here's how I got on with it.…


Combo Queen is a charmingly-retro rhythm action RPG out now on iOS, out soon on Android

News By Glen Fox, 17 hours, 41 minutes ago
Combo Queen is a charmingly-retro rhythm action RPG out now on iOS, out soon on Android

Combo Queen isn't just about comboing a variety of different enemies - even though it totally is about that - it's also about comboing loads of different genres as well. It's part auto-runner, part rhythm-action, and part action-RPG, and it's all wrapped up in beautiful, irresistible pixel art. Just look at that pixel art! You play as Queen, a duel axe-wielding warrior who's on an unstoppable murderous rampage. Combat is handled by well-timed taps for both attacking and blocking and you can upgrade your weapons which adds a nice RPG element to the game. Get mesmerised by the retro tunes in the trailer below and, if you like what you see, head on over to the App Store via the lin…


Hands-on with Jungle Force, where goats shoot asteroids at sloths

Feature By Peter Willington, 18 hours, 11 minutes ago
Hands-on with Jungle Force, where goats shoot asteroids at sloths

Jungle Force is from the same studio behind the warmly received Dawn of the Immortals and A Few Days Left. The team is known for making visually impressive and addictive free-to-play titles, but with Jungle Force it's gone one better. Sporting a really lovely pixel art style and top audio, plus a whole bunch of “one more go...”, as well as a bunch of cartoonish animals with dangerous weapons, Jungle Force is a neat tactical action game that's coming soon, and currently in soft-launch in a handful of territories. If you fancy giving it a go, you can grab it via the link underneath this video. [App Store link]…


New Playworld Superheroes trailer reveals more gameplay

News By Peter Willington, 19 hours, 26 minutes ago
New Playworld Superheroes trailer reveals more gameplay

Got sixty seconds? Then you've got time to watch the new trailer for family-friendly hero-em-up Playworld Superheroes. The game aims to encourage children to think creatively by designing their own alter-ego hero, and attempting to save the world from evil aliens. You know, that old chestnut. Here's how this one looks in motion, you'll be able to download it from the App Store from Thursday 29th January.…


Hands-on with The Wild, the hotly-anticipated new first person survival game

Feature By Peter Willington, 21 hours, 41 minutes ago
Hands-on with The Wild, the hotly-anticipated new first person survival game

There's no denying that The Wild is the first person mobile game on everyone's lips right now. A survival game that owes much of its design to games like Day-Z and Rust, The Wild has been in development for some time now and is the work of Toonuva Games, a tiny indie dev out of Vermont with very big ideas. How are those ideas shaping up? Here's my very early look at the game.…


Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

We saw a bunch of games during Pocket Gamer Connects, and Melody Monsters was certainly one of the cutest. It's a match-3 puzzler to be sure, and definitely more in the Puzzle & Dragons camp than Candy Crush Saga, plus it's got really great presentation and a nice extras thrown in for good measure. Here's the lowdown.…


The 8 best JRPGs on the App Store NOT made by Square Enix

Feature By Glen Fox, 1 day, 13 hours ago
The 8 best JRPGs on the App Store NOT made by Square Enix

It's safe to say that Square Enix has made a lot of JRPGs. They've also put plenty of them on the App Store. Which - while great for fans of the genre - does mean that lesser known or brand new JRPGs get a bit lost amongst them. That's why I've made this list. All of these games are excellent JRPGs in their own right and shouldn't be ignored simply because they don't have the stamp of JRPG approval that being published by Square Enix comes with. 1. Symphony of the Origin - It's a safe bet that if you love JRPGs and you own an iOS device you've already played a Kemco game. Symphony of the Origin is one of their best and a great place to start for those who've yet to try…


Get a closer look at Out There: Omega Edition in the brand new trailer

News By Glen Fox, 1 day, 15 hours ago
Get a closer look at Out There: Omega Edition in the brand new trailer

Out There: Omega Edition is a new and updated version of the original Out There and it's headed to iOS during the first quarter of 2015. The best way to describe Out There is as a futuristic space survival simulator. Flying from planet to planet you gather resources, say a quick hi to the local inhabitants, and maybe steal a ship or two. The trailer below reveals Out There: Omega Edition in all its 3D glory. Follow the links below to get the original game right now. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…


Trivia app Reveal 2 comes to iOS and Android on January 31st

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 17 hours ago
Trivia app Reveal 2 comes to iOS and Android on January 31st

Everyone loves a bit of trivia from time to time, and I reckon the reason why is that it's always nice to a) feel smart, and b) boast about being smart. Being one of those people who knows a heck of a lot about a very small number of subjects, on the rare occasions my knowledge of, say, 90s West Coast punk rock acts becomes useful, you're damn right I'm going to shove it in other people's faces. Reveal 2 is a game that'll give you exactly that opportunity. It's free to download and comes with a bunch of different packs on a variety of different subjects to get you started on the road to lording it over your mates. The game's out this coming Saturday the 31st of January on iOS and Android.…


Hands-on with The Detail, the mature crime adventure where every choice counts

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 18 hours ago
Hands-on with The Detail, the mature crime adventure where every choice counts

We've got our hands on an early build of The Detail, a dark and gritty adventure game that'll be hitting mobiles and tablets soon. Life as a detective solving murder cases is pretty grim, as you'd imagine, but The Detail explores a number of subjects other titles dare to even touch upon. Here's how we got on with The Detail.…


3 brilliant Angry Birds-themed Rube Goldberg machines

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 21 hours ago
3 brilliant Angry Birds-themed Rube Goldberg machines

If ever there was a game series ripe for the old Rube Goldberg treatment, it's Angry Birds. You've got the tense trial and error fun of physics already built right in to the gameplay, plus a target to be toppled through careful manipulation of the environment. It practically screams Rube Goldberg, does Rovio's bird-flinger. It's no surprise that other people on the Internet have though the same. Here's the best three captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. Small but perfectly formed I think Logan might be slightly spoiled That's a lot of takes…


Hands-on with Hue, the super promising indie platform that's all about colour

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Hue, the super promising indie platform that's all about colour

In Hue you control a little person wondering about on the screen, and you also control the colour of the backgrounds they're walking past. Why is that last bit important? Because by changing the colour from, say, red to blue, you'll reveal crucial pieces of the environment to help you progress past the various obstacles standing in your way. It's a very cool idea indeed, here it is in action.…


Is David Cage's Fahrenheit coming to iOS and Android?

News By Glen Fox, 2 days, 16 hours ago
Is David Cage's Fahrenheit coming to iOS and Android?

Those old enough to have been a gamer during the PS2 and Xbox era may well remember David Cage's bizarre action-adventure game, Fahrenheit. Released back in 2005 by Quantic Dream, a recent Amazon listing has suggested that Fahrenheit might be coming to mobile this year. I'll leave it up to AppSpy's video wizard James to give you a lot more information in the video below.…


Exiles is Crescent Moon Games' mobile answer to Red Faction and is out this week on iOS

News By Glen Fox, 2 days, 18 hours ago
Exiles is Crescent Moon Games' mobile answer to Red Faction and is out this week on iOS

Formerly an Android exclusive, Exiles is making the iOS plunge this week - Thursday 29th to be precise. As our headline suggests, Exiles is essentially a mobile Red Faction with heavy RPG elements. It's been developed by Crescent Moon Games, responsible for Ravensword: Shadowlands and Aralon Sword and Shadow, so you could say that that team is well versed in bringing RPGs to mobile. Check out the trailer below for a look at Exiles in all its, quite frankly gorgeous, sci-fi action glory.…