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Oddman is an oddly charming brawler from Set Snail, coming to iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 day, 3 hours ago
Oddman is an oddly charming brawler from Set Snail, coming to iOS

Set Snail’s repertoire is one of charmingly odd games - from the abstract Snake Towers to the clumsy Daddy Long Legs - and their next game follows suit, as Oddman tackles the physics-based local mulitplayer fighter. In Oddman, your weirdly-shaped brawlers bash and leap upon tiny islands, and the surrounding waters teem with ravenous sealife. Only the strongest and fastest can survive, pitting you against both AI and friends in a physics-driven bout of tackles and slams. Each fighter and enemy brings their own unique perks to battle, be it varying size and speed or other abilities. Of course, given the humorous physics, both of you might end up as fish food before quickly reload…

Legend of Coin is a new coin pusher game with a twist

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 day, 6 hours ago
Legend of Coin is a new coin pusher game with a twist

Tokyo-based developer Prope Games launched its latest mobile game, Legend of Coin, in December last year. The unusual coin pusher was developed by former Sonic The Hedgehog programmer Yuji Naka, but don’t expect any lightning-quick hedgehogs to pop up. Monsters on the other hand...   The game centres on your standard arcade coin pusher. You have a shelf of jumbled silver pennies, nudged by a ‘broom’. Use the touch controls to throw more coins on the shelf, eventually shunting those nearest off and into your bank. But at the top of the screen is a little combat arena, where a creature is ready to take you on. To join the fight, you’ll need monsters. Monsters dro…

Unleash cyberpunk chaos when dual stick shooter Jydge releases on iOS this week

News By Christian Valentin, 2 days, 7 hours ago
Unleash cyberpunk chaos when dual stick shooter Jydge releases on iOS this week

Dual stick shooters often put you in the shoes of a one-man army, able to take on overwhelming waves of aliens or geometric shapes or soldiers. Jydge is no different, except this aptly named shooter takes its inspiration from Judge Dredd; so your battlegrounds are the crime-infested streets and buildings of megacity Edenbyrg and you wield a sci-fi arsenal when the game releases on iOS this Thursday. A spin-off of 10tons’ other cyberpunk shooter Neon Chrome, Jydge drops you in stages among civilians and futuristic criminal alike. The destruction and furious action of Neo Chrome remains, but now with a more customizable array of abilities and perks to develop your playstyle. Want to r…

Decode pop culture quotes in cipher word puzzler Quote Codes, releasing next week on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 4 days, 20 hours ago
Decode pop culture quotes in cipher word puzzler Quote Codes, releasing next week on iOS

Word games often have you matching or unscrambling letters to reveal words within, but Quote Codes is a bit different; in this game coming to iOS next Thursday, your goal isn't to create words but to decode them. Drawing quotes and iconic lines from all spectrums of pop culture and media, you must use a given cipher to piece together the full phrase, using deduction to match vowels and other letters with their abstract symbols. As you decode quotes from Stranger Things or Game of Thrones, you'll be able to track progress, mistakes made, even use of special power-ups once you unlock them. Word game fans will be able to find Quote Codes on App Store, where it'll be available on the 1…

High scores and secrets await in challenging tactical match-3 Six Match, for iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 4 days, 21 hours ago
High scores and secrets await in challenging tactical match-3 Six Match, for iOS and Android

Considering it’s one of the more prominent genres on mobile, you might think you know all about the match-3. But for every common approach to the genre, there might be an interesting twist, from the RPG hybrids like Puzzle Quest to the directional strategy of Swapperoo. Six Match is an equally interesting tale on the genre, hiding myriad mechanics beneath its simple and colorful veneer. Six Match is the new game from Aaron Steed, developer of the puzzle roguelike Ending (iOS, Android), and like that game, Six Match is all about economy of movement. That title is both name and mechanic: you have six turns to make successful matches, six turns to maneuver your white tile into position a…

Meteorfall is a quirky roguelike card battler headed to iOS and Android on January 25th

News By Christian Valentin, 5 days, 20 hours ago
Meteorfall is a quirky roguelike card battler headed to iOS and Android on January 25th

  Meteorfall isn’t the first game to combine the card game with RPG elements and character building, but it might be the most charming. With its colorful art style and stylized Adventure Time-esque designs, Meteorfall promised a humorous approach to the subgenre when it launches later this month. Choosing from four heroes ranging from the floppy-hatted rogue to the broadsword-wielding warrior, battles in Meteorfall are ones of decks and loot, as you draw actions, perks, and gear from your deck; each draw opens the door for new tactics and strategies against the charmingly grotesque enemies you’ll face. Powerful magic, special weapons, and more expand your deck as you progr…

Hidden Gem of the Week: RYB

Feature By Christian Valentin, 6 days, 19 hours ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: RYB

This is the first in a weekly series of features dedicated to highlighting interesting, lesser known hidden gems across iOS and Android. With the sheer volume and rate of new releases, it can be easy for a game to unnoticed, unseen; some here may be newer or older, but all are engaging in their own unique way. Picross, Paint It Back, Minesweeper, Hexcells. There’s something uniquely satisfying about a logic puzzler, perhaps how one can solve their challenges without guessing or mistakes, through pure deduction. RYB falls squarely in this category, a Picross-style puzzle game that eschews numbers and grids for colors and geometric shapes. Squares, triangle, hexagons, and other sha…

Solve visual programming puzzles when While True: Learn() comes to iOS and Android in 2018

News By Christian Valentin, 6 days, 22 hours ago
Solve visual programming puzzles when While True: Learn() comes to iOS and Android in 2018

Mobile is no stranger to programming-based puzzlers, from Zachtronics’ early SpaceChem to the charming Human Resource Machine. But outside of TIS-100, most are abstractions of the concept; While True: Learn() promises an interesting approach, focused on placing you in the chair of a machine learning specialist, when the game launches on mobile this year. Acting with intent as a puzzle game and an educational tool, While True: Learn() presents you with problems themed around managing data and code for various tasks, and then gives you a toolbox of components to solve these logistical puzzles. It seems simple in execution - no actual coding, just dragging and connecting deci…

Wayout is a clever minimalist puzzler heading to iOS and Android on January 25th

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week ago
Wayout is a clever minimalist puzzler heading to iOS and Android on January 25th

A minimalist puzzler offers a unique kind of satisfication - not too complex as to be overwhelming, while being simple and distilled without being too easy - and Wayout looks like it'll be a promising addition to that category when it releases on the 25th. Befitting its subgenre, Wayout's premise is a simple one: every stage presents you with a grid of white and different colored tiles, your job is to make the entire grid devoid of color. Tapping a tile affects the color of surrounding tiles in various ways depending on color and marking; some change colors in specific patterns, or only activiate specific tiles, or change certain colors. It's through blending togethers this array of mecha…

Survive relentless waves of aliens in sci-fi shooter Let Them Come on iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 1 day ago
Survive relentless waves of aliens in sci-fi shooter Let Them Come on iOS

  The hero of Let Them Come has the right idea for when you’re trapped in a shadow facility ovverun by hordes of ravenous alien horrors. No hiding, no sneaking about, just get a big gun and hold them all off for as long as you and go down fighting. That tile is a statement of intent, challenging you to face pixel-art waves of enemies and bosses in this new shooter out now on iOS. Let Them Come is almost as simple as that title implies; from behind your stationary heavy weapon, you attempt to survive increasingly tough pixel-art foes, complementing your main gun with special ammo, secondary items like grenades, and perks and upgrades to modify your loadout. Lacking the movement…

Bad North brings tactical island defense to mobile later this year

News By Christian Valentin, 1 week, 2 days ago
Bad North brings tactical island defense to mobile later this year

Playing as vikings in games is often an exercise in raids, feuds, Jarl politics, and bloody combat, but the upcoming Bad North places you in the opposite side of that scenario: defending your island havens from the overwhelming viking threat through careful strategy. Upon procedurally-generated isles, you must tactically position your limited forces, protecting nobles and common folk while maximizng your defenses through height advantages and unit placement. And then the violent invaders arrive on your shores, drenching the island landscapes in blood as you manage chokepoints, retreats, and flanking manuevers in real time. But it's Bad North's stylish minimalist aesthetic that completes…

The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - January 5th

News By Harry Slater, 1 week, 5 days ago
The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - January 5th

We've got to the end of the first week of the year. I expect your hangovers have finally subsided now, and you're back neck deep in the drudgery of your 9 to 5 existence. Ah well, it's the weekend now, two days to sit around and recover enough energy to survive for the five days after. But there's still time for a little bit more content. And that content is here, in the shape of a round up of the best games that came out this week on the App Store. It's not been the best week ever, but then that's only to be expected really. And technically we're covering about a week and a half, but that's not the point. Still, there's a decent enough line up here. As usual you can click on the emboldene…

Dance with Ferdinand and friends in Ferdinand: Unstoppabull on iOS and Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 week, 6 days ago
Dance with Ferdinand and friends in Ferdinand: Unstoppabull on iOS and Android

Ferdinand: Unstoppabull is a match three puzzler that invites you to match blocks to perform dance moves with your favourite characters from the animated movie. It plays like a traditional puzzler, but each time you match certain blocks, your character will perform dance moves. You can perform a variety of different moves, and each can be upgraded to increase your score. You can either play the usual way, or get the hedgehogs Una, Dos, and Quatro to play for you. This is an awesome cutesy twist on the typical autoplay option. There's a ton of content to enjoy in Ferdinand: Unstoppabull, including hundreds of puzzling levels, a bunch of dance moves to learn and upgrade, and special abili…

Everything you need to know about Antihero for iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 6 days ago
Everything you need to know about Antihero for iPhone and iPad

Feels like only yesterday it was Wednesday. Probably because it was. Now it's Thursday, and that means it's time to give you the low down on the one new game on the App Store that you should definitely be playing this week. It's fair to say that it hasn't been the most exciting week for releases, but that's always the case in the post Christmas lull. Still, there has been some wheat among the chaff, including the really rather excellent game I'm going to recommend to you today. As usual, click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. And if you'd like to share your own, no doubt very deep and meaningful, thoughts, feel free to do it in the comments section at the bottom of…

The best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - January 3rd

News By Harry Slater, 2 weeks ago
The best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - January 3rd

The tree is down, the presents you didn't like have all been returned or thrown into the bin, and now we're back to trudging through the misery of winter without a single thing to look forward to. Well there might be things to look forward to, like wasting your money on things you don't really need. Which is good, because Wednesday is when we round up the best games that are currently on sale on the App Store. There are some surprisingly good new deals out there, so much so that I actually had to pick which ones to talk about rather than just picking the first five semi-decent games I saw. You can poke the emboldened name of the games below to grab them from the App Store. And if you've se…