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How to play Blocky Snowboarding on iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 12 hours ago
How to play Blocky Snowboarding on iPad and iPhone

Who doesn't like snowboarding? And with global warming set to make all the snow disappear, what better way to experience the thrills of sliding down a mountain than with a mobile game? Best not to answer that, actually. Anyway, Blocky Snowboarding came out last week, and it's actually not completely terrible. In fact it's so not completely terrible I thought I'd write up some tips and tricks to make sure you're getting the most out of shredding the powder. I don't know if that's a snowboarding term and quite frankly I don't care. Anyway, enough passive aggressive preamble. Here's a breakdown of some of the skills you're going to have to master, as well as a few ideas you're going to have t…

The Monday Musing - Is NOVA Legacy a step in the wrong direction for mobile?

Feature By Harry Slater, 13 hours, 58 minutes ago
The Monday Musing - Is NOVA Legacy a step in the wrong direction for mobile?

Hello there. It's Monday. And we all know what that means around these parts. It's time to have a ruminate about one of the big things that's happened to mobile gaming in the past 7 days. But what shall we talk about today team? Well, I think it's only right that we have a ponder on the concept of the mobile remastering. After all, Gameloft has announced that it's going to release a spruced up version of its sort-of-classic Halo-aping shooter NOVA. The game is going to be called NOVA Legacy (sorry, I'm not putting all those dots in its name, and let's be honest you're not going to be doing that when you're searching for information about the game, either), and it's going to retell the stor…

Last week on Pocket Gamer - 20th February

Feature By Jon Mundy, 15 hours, 14 minutes ago
Last week on Pocket Gamer - 20th February

Each week we peer nosily over the fence of our neighbours at PocketGamer. It’s a handy way to catch up on what’s going on in the wider world of portable gaming. PG is as obsessed with mobile gaming as we are, you see, but it also incorporates handheld consoles. If you can play it on the bus, they’re there. Here are the hot topics that have been getting the PocketGamer mob excited over the past seven days or so. The first mobile remaster We’re used to seeing movies, albums, and even console games remastered. We learned last week that Gameloft will become the first developer to remaster a smartphone game. That game is everyone’s favourite mobile Halo-a-like F…

Who has the best iPad and iPhone games, DC or Marvel?

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 days, 11 hours ago
Who has the best iPad and iPhone games, DC or Marvel?

Injustice 2 has just been soft-launched in a few countries. So our much more effective video arm has grabbed some footage to show you what to expect from the kicky punch super hero game. To summaries - if you’ve played the first game on mobile you’re going to know exactly what to expect. Capes, swipes, and some card collecting too. Why don’t you just watch the video below and you’ll get the idea. But this all made me wonder - which comic publisher has the best games on the App Store? And as we all know, the only way to settle things in comic book world is with a massive scrap. So here goes, Marvel vs DC, to the death, winner gets to keep their underwear on outside…

Take to the tide and experience the new in Oceans & Empires’ latest grand update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 3 days, 12 hours ago
Take to the tide and experience the new in Oceans & Empires’ latest grand update

It’s all systems go from today for diehard Oceans & Empires fans thanks to Joycity’s latest update to the game, which makes building up the best maritime fleet and exploring rich islands more exciting than ever. Free to download now on iOS and Android, new challenges now await in the form of many new sea monsters this time levelled between 31 and 33 to keep players on their toes. However fear not captain, although the beasts are now more viscous than ever, the new update also ups the max castle level cap from 30 to 32, keeping battles balanced and fair. Sure to raise the odd seadog’s eye-patch or two, there’s even a new ship to seek out in the form of a new ti…

Here's our beginners guide to Slayaway Camp on iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 days, 8 hours ago
Here's our beginners guide to Slayaway Camp on iPad and iPhone

Slayaway Camp is a brilliant new action game that sees you taking on the role of a pyshotic killer. Not in a weird way though. It’s an homage to the finest era of the slasher movie - the 80’s - when no teen was safe from the hacking blows of some maniac swamp-dweller. So I thought I’d write up a little bit of a guide for the game, so you know what you’re going to be doing when you get started. I mean, you’re going to be murdering super cute little polygon people, but there’s more to it than that. Here then are some hints and tips to get you up to speed. Oh, and if you want to download the game just bash the link in the emboldened name just below the end…

The Thursday Find - Evergrow

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 days, 13 hours ago
The Thursday Find - Evergrow

Thursday has rumbled around like a thing that rumbles around every seven days. And that means it's time to dig up a gem from the games that came out this week and tell you why you should think about giving it a go. It's been a pretty good week for mobile gaming as well, so deciding what I should tell you to grab was pretty tricky. Fret ye not though, because I got there in the end. You can click on the emboldened name of the game just below this paragraph if you want to download it. And I think you should. But what is it? Well, what indeed. It's... Evergrow - £2.99 / $2.99 Evergrow mashes together a few genres and comes up with something that's actually pretty special. You're in co…

The 3 best Tin Man Games adventures you can play on your iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 days, 8 hours ago
The 3 best Tin Man Games adventures you can play on your iPad and iPhone

Tin Man Games has got a new version of the classic gamebook The Warlock of Firetop Mountain coming out next week, so I thought this was a pretty good time to look at some of the company’s other games and decide which three are the best. Yeah, that’s right, it’s time for one of those articles where I make subjective choices about games in order to get you riled up and shouting at me in the comments. Alas though, it never really works. Anyway, if you’re just starting your Tin Man journey, these three games are the ones you should be starting with. And if you click on their emboldened names you’ll be taken to the App Store where you can download them. Awwwwww yea…

The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - February 15th

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 days, 12 hours ago
The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - February 15th

It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for us to have a long hard look at five of the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now. And for the first time in a while it’s actually been pretty tough to pick which ones to add to the list. Basically everything here is a gem, and there are other gems on sale as well. But I’m a discerning gem-picker with an eye for quality, so these are the ones I’ve gone for. Click on the emboldened name of the game and you’ll be whisked away to the App Store where you can buy the game. You’re welcome. Motorsport Manager - Free Where the likes of New Star Soccer kick around whims…

5 games you shouldn't play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days, 8 hours ago
5 games you shouldn't play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day. And we all know what that means. Other people are enjoying themselves, and you’re trapped in a cycle of gloom that means you’re probably going to die alone. But is there anything you can do to break out of that cycle? Probably loads, yeah. But within the remit of AppSpy? Er, probably not, no. This is a mobile gaming site after all. With that in mind, here is a list of games that you should play tonight to make sure that you remain alone for the rest of your life. You’re most welcome. The Room Series There’s nothing like the dank confines of a gloomy Victorian mansion to really destroy any chance you’ve got of ever smiling…

The Tuesday Best of - Lego games

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days, 9 hours ago
The Tuesday Best of - Lego games

It’s Tuesday. Happy Tuesday. Well done on making it this far into another week. Get ready for people saying confusing things about hump day to you tomorrow though. Sorry about that. Today though we’re going to take one of our usual looks at three of the best games in a specific genre on the App Store. But what genre to pick? Whaaaaat genre? How about the best Lego games on iOS? Since they’re mostly on sale at the moment because that Lego Batman game has come out. You can click on the name of the game to be taken to the App Store. But which ones should you get? Why not… THESE ONES. The Lego Movie Video Game How could a game based on the Lego Movie be bad? The a…

5 games you should play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
5 games you should play with your significant other this Valentine's Day

Love is in the air. Or it might be the sulphurous emanations of the portal to hell that this whole world seems to be getting sucked deeper and deeper into everyday. Either way, it’s Valentine’s day tomorrow. And that means I’m going to have to create some content. Because I just love that sweet SEO. Mmmmm, come to me SEO, dance with me in the moonlight and tell me of your many secrets. Anyway, in this here piece of super on point internet writing, I’m going to tell you the three games you should definitely play with your significant other tomorrow. Because spread the love and all that. The Room Series So it’s not multiplayer, but that’s not the point…

The Monday Musing - How Infinity Blade ruined mobile action games

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
The Monday Musing - How Infinity Blade ruined mobile action games

Time for the Monday Musing then. What shall I muse about this Monday? What caught my eye last week the deserves 350-ish words of semi-coherent ranting about? Oh, I'll tell you what, let's do something about Lords of the Fallen. It's a subpar Infinity Blade clone with an eye-wateringly high price tag. And it's stuffed full of IAPs as well. And that got me thinking. And as I thought, my mind wandering to strange and grim places, I came up with this. Infinity Blade ruined mobile action gaming. You see, the thing is, Infinity Blade did that big budget mobile action thing really, really well. And in doing so it unwittingly set a template. It laid a foundation for the annihilation of the entire…

Fire Emblem: Heroes - The complete guide

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
Fire Emblem: Heroes - The complete guide

Here you'll find all five parts of our guide to Nintendo's really quite good casual mobile RPG, Fire Emblem: Heroes. We cover a lot in this one, so if you want to get the most out of the game then it's definitely worth having a look over what we've got to say. Part one - The basics Part two - Units and the weapon triangle Part three - Levelling up, skills, and rewards Part four - Challenges, friends, and training Part five - Advanced tips…

Last week on Pocket Gamer - 13th February

Feature By Jon Mundy, 1 week ago
Last week on Pocket Gamer - 13th February

It’s that time of the week where we check in on what our friends and colleagues at PocketGamer have been up to over the past seven days. The PG team is as obsessed with mobile games as we are, but they also cast their eyes to the wider world of portable gaming. If it’s a video game that you can play on the bus, in bed, or whilst walking along the street, they’re on it. Here’s what’s been occupying the thoughts and gaming time of the PG crew over the past week. Best multiplayer games on Android From time to time PG will provided a chunky list of the best games in a particular genre. This week’s subject was a particularly interesting one, however: multip…