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The 5 best iPhone games for kids

Feature By Harry Slater, 9 hours, 50 minutes ago
The 5 best iPhone games for kids

Games are for everyone, no matter how old or young they are. But if you're looking for a game that's going to really engage with your kids, sometimes it can be a little tough. So we've written this list of the best iPhone games for younger players. These aren't just games that are easy, they're games that are going to get your kids to fall in love with play. There are adventures, there's action, but there are also experiences that are going to get the youngsters outside, and get them playing with others. Got your own suggestion? Know a secret game that has kept your children enthralled? Then make sure you let us know by posting in the comments at the bottom of the article. We'd really appr…

Fight your way through the fog in Mad Rocket: Fog of War, a revolutionary new strategy game

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 day, 5 hours ago
Fight your way through the fog in Mad Rocket: Fog of War, a revolutionary new strategy game

Mad Rocket: Fog of War, the latest project from publisher Four Thirty Three, is coming to change all of your expectations about the strategy war game genre when it arrives later this fall. In this exciting new base-building deck battler, players will have to fight through thick fog to invade your enemies’ bases, calling for players to develop new, unique strategies. Come up with a creative strategy for infiltrating the enemy base, carefully selecting units from your battle deck to meet any challenge. You’ll need to account for any obstacle your opponent might throw your way, from aerial attacks to overwhelming ground hits. Collect new weapons and units to build out your arsena…

The 5 best iPhone games with cross compatibility to play with Android friends

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 6 hours ago
The 5 best iPhone games with cross compatibility to play with Android friends

Sometimes being friends with someone is all about making sacrifices - you're just going to have to accept that some people like iPhones and some people like Android phones. But that doesn't have to limit your mobile gaming opportunities, and we've rounded up what we think are the five best iOS games with cross-platform capabilities. Some of them let you play with friends on Android, some of them let you play with friends on PC as well. And if you swap devices, you're going to be able to continue your progress without a hitch. We've included links so you can grab the games for iOS without too much of a hitch, and if you've got your own suggestions - maybe we're missing the cross platform ga…

The 5 best games that are currently up for pre-order for iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 days, 4 hours ago
The 5 best games that are currently up for pre-order for iPhone and iPad

One good thing about Apple starting to take gaming seriously is that we've now got a better idea of when the games we're most excited about are going to land. Ish. So we thought that might be the sort of thing you're interested in as well. With that in mind we've written up this list of the five games currently up for pre-order that you should be getting the most psyched about. We've even including links so you can get your pre-order in within seconds, which is pretty darn nice we think you'll agree. Got your own suggestions that people should be boarding the hype train for? Well make sure you let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. Until then, on with the list. Reigns:…

These are the 5 best tower defence games for iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 days, 3 hours ago
These are the 5 best tower defence games for iPhone

There are loads of genres that are synonymous with mobile, and one of those is tower defence. It's sort of fallen onto hard times in recent years though, with more powerful phones able to deal with more complex games. That doesn't mean you should ignore tower defence games though, far from it. Because while they might seem a tad old fashioned now, the best ones still offer some bite-sized strategy when you're on the go. And, on top of that, they're often an awful lot of fun. And who doesn't like fun? No one important, that's for sure. That said, if you think we've missed anything out from our list, then be sure to let us know, in the kindest way possible, in the comments section at the bot…

Appimigos launches casual-friendly titles Space Girl Across the Universe and Jigsaw Puzzle Amigos on the appstores

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 5 days, 8 hours ago
Appimigos launches casual-friendly titles Space Girl Across the Universe and Jigsaw Puzzle Amigos on the appstores

Not content with conquering the MMORPG world with games like MU Origin, MU Legend, and more, the folks behind acclaimed developer and publisher Webzen have recently set up a new studio dedicated to light-hearted games with its sub-brand Appimigos. The new team has already released two friendly, easy-going games aimed at everyone, with more to come in the near future. All of Appimigos’ games are set to be free-to-play, encompassing of a broader audience of casual gamers. The sentiment behind them will be to create experiences that look great and invite the eye with attractive visuals, whilst featuring gameplay that’s easy to pick-up, but tricky to master. Space Girl Across the…

Brand new to Android, Power Fishing by Purple Ocean let's you reel 'em in

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 6 days, 7 hours ago
Brand new to Android, Power Fishing by Purple Ocean let's you reel 'em in

"We create great fishing!" is Purple Ocean's motto, and the developer has stuck to its guns since it was founded in 2012. The South Korean company has focused entirely on developing and releasing fishing games across a variety of platforms. The latest is Power Fishing, an action-packed mobile game where every line cast promises a battle between you and whatever critter you've snagged. The game delivers an almost beat-em-up style approach to fishing, so if you favour action over realism, this could be the one for you. Power Fishing incorporates some novel MMORPG elements into gameplay; you can level up your character and equipment; your fishing rod has attack stats which make a difference…

The 5 best mobile horror games to play this halloween

Feature By Emily Sowden, 6 days, 23 hours ago
The 5 best mobile horror games to play this halloween

The season of spooks is upon us which means it's time to dust off your masks, maybe don't risk using last year's face paints, and pick out your very finest selection of horror films ready for Halloween. Of course, having a handful of excellent horror games is always a must for these events, isn't it? I don't know what you've been playing or if you've played much - folks who don't like getting scared should probably give this one a miss - but these games are perfect for such a season. Get your cosiest blanket, lock the doors, grab a cuppa, and crack on with any of these lads while you've still got the nerve. Five Nights at Freddy's - download on iOS Of course Five Nights at Freddy's is in…

Catch up on AppSpy's latest gaming videos: October 5th

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week, 4 days ago
Catch up on AppSpy's latest gaming videos: October 5th

Another week down and dusted and we're peering into the abyss that is the weekend. Whether you've got plans or not just yet, it doesn't really matter. What matters is catching up on what's been going on over at AppSpy's YouTube channel. What's this? AppSpy's channel is looking a bit different, you say? Why, yes! It's had a bit of a makeover and, though it's always been related to Pocket Gamer, it's now merging into it further. That doesn't mean things are changing though, so don't worry yourself too much. There'll still be awesome content and plenty of mobile gameplay videos, hands-ons, and reviews to dive into – just like these ones. Professor Layton and the Curious Village –…

5 super stylish fighting games for iPhone and iPad

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week, 4 days ago
5 super stylish fighting games for iPhone and iPad

I know fighting is frowned upon in real life unless you're a boxer or cage fighter, but sometimes a good fighting game can really be everything you look for in a mobile game. It's quite satisfying to beat the tosh out of digital forms, especially when they're as stylish as these. While I don't condone violence in day-to-day life there are so many fantastic fighters on iOS that it's genuinely hard to just pick five. These may not be your personal favourites – leave those in the comments down below – but you'll have a brilliant time with them. Promise. Skullgirls – download on iOS Sometimes it's hard to believe that Skullgirls is free-to-play. This 2D fighting absolutely…

Defend the Cake one slice at a time in the tower defence game’s latest update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 week, 5 days ago
Defend the Cake one slice at a time in the tower defence game’s latest update

Released earlier this year to satisfy the appetite of tower defence game devotees everywhere, Defend the cake is now baking an all-new treat thanks to the newly-released 2.0 content update. Bringing with it new levels, new environments, and a whole new cake to prepare and protect, it’s time to ward off those greedy bugs for good. Set in a world full of mouth-watering treats, in Defend the cake your strategic skills are put to the test thanks to an onslaught of hungry critters. Fending them off by placing down toast walls and other delicious defences is your only chance at being successful, and now there’s more ways to do so thanks to Defend the cake’s all new goodies. A…

5 Pinball games to play on iPhone and iPad

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 week, 6 days ago
5 Pinball games to play on iPhone and iPad

I'm sure everyone reading this knows what Pinball is, whether you've played it at a bar or on your laptops a good few years back. Well, as you're probably aware the Pinball market on mobile is booming and you're not short of choices. How do you separate the good ones from the iffy ones? That's where this list comes in. In a matter of speaking, one Pinball game is a lot like another, but it's the design of the table that makes it stand out. We've seen a whole variety of them across a huge range of film and game-based themes, but these are the ones you should start with. PinOut! – download on iOS If you love neon lights, awesome beats, and endless arcade action, PinOut! is a game tha…

AppSpy's YouTube channel is now Pocket Gamer's official video channel

News By Emily Sowden, 2 weeks ago
AppSpy's YouTube channel is now Pocket Gamer's official video channel

Good day to you AppSpy readers wherever you are and whatever time of day it is. I know, it's unusual for me to not post my regular 'best 5' list so early in the day, but you might have noticed something going on over on our YouTube channel.  Well, as you might have noticed AppSpy's YouTube channel is now officially renamed as Pocket Gamer's YouTube channel. This may seem like a strange move, but don't worry it all makes sense. After all, AppSpy has been part of the Pocket Gamer family from the beginning.  If you're worried about what this means for future content you needn't fear. Everything will be exactly the same, featuring hands-on, reviews, and tips videos as per usual. Th…

The 5 best turn-based mobile games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
The 5 best turn-based mobile games for iOS

I think, deep down, everyone has the ability to enjoy a good turn-based game whatever their great love is. It's just about finding the best of the bunch and the right game to suit your needs. While strategy games may revel in making you think before you shoot, it gives you a larger appreciation for the slower side of combat and management. In most cases if you charge into a room, guns a'blazing, you probably won't survive to see another sunrise… in-game. It's all about what you choose to do in that particular moment and living with the consequences of your actions. Your decisions might lead you to victory, or they might have unforeseen effects you're not quite prepared for. That's t…

The 5 best physics-based mobile puzzlers for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The 5 best physics-based mobile puzzlers for iOS

Puzzlers come in all shapes and sizes, and it's hard not to find something charming about each one. Whether they're ultra-complicated or focus on one key element, ultimately the success of a good puzzler is in its enjoyment. It's easy to sit down and slowly figure out how to piece together a challenge, but physics-based puzzlers need a little bit of thought, a little bit of skill, and in some cases a little bit of luck. These five show off the very best of the sub-genre in their appearance and their cleverness. You'll likely find when playing them that they're rather moreish and may make you think "wow, that's clever" when you progress through the levels. Supertype - download on iOS If y…