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Escape from Montegrande is SkiFree by way of David O'Reilly

News By Peter Willington, 20 minutes ago
Escape from Montegrande is SkiFree by way of David O'Reilly

All you need to do in Escape from Montegrande is escape. Simple. Except that you're bring chased by police, and the snowy path you're skiing down is littered with hazards. Luckily you have access to weapons to clear the way, and incredible skiing abilities to call upon. The trailer for Escape from Montegrande looks awesome, have a peek. Want to get MEGO's latest? It's free on Android (with ads) and $1.99 / £1.49 for iOS users. [App Store link][Google Play link]  …


Twisty Hollow is full of spinning wheels, kooky characters, and bacon

News By Peter Willington, 45 minutes ago
Twisty Hollow is full of spinning wheels, kooky characters, and bacon

Arkadium's latest puzzle game is Twisty Hollow, and I'm loving the papercraft look to it. In addition to the maple syrup sweet visual style, there's also 50 levels of spinning a wheel to solve puzzles, thereby satisfying the demands of the local populace and a tyrannical mayor. These demands include gathering up bacon. Twisty Hollow is out on October 30th as a paid game for iOS and Android. Here's the announcement trailer.…


Drift'n'Drive trailer reveals 4 person local multiplayer, 60fps play, and thumping soundtrack, has me shaking with anticipation

News By Peter Willington, 1 hour, 45 minutes ago
Drift'n'Drive trailer reveals 4 person local multiplayer, 60fps play, and thumping soundtrack, has me shaking with anticipation

I love nothing more than a good arcade racing game, and it looks like Drift'n'Drive is shaping up to be a very good arcade racing game. It's a top-down racer where you fight through a pack of cars, avoid obstacles on the track, and use speed boosts to win championships. Gameplay mods and randomly generated tracks should keep things fresh, there are upgrades to be made to vehicles, there's single screen multiplayer for up to 4 people, it's a silky smooth 60 frames per second, and EDM artist Tommy Baynen (who's been featured on Armin van Buuren's ASOT, as well as contributing music to AG Drive) provides the soundtrack. I'm hyped, here's the trailer.…


Hands-on with Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, where Spelunky and Bejeweled combine

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 hour, 55 minutes ago
Hands-on with Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, where Spelunky and Bejeweled combine

What do you get when you cross a rogue-like with a match-3? You get Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, that's what. Playing like a combination of Candy Crush Saga, SteamWorld Dig, and Mr. Driller, it's a heady mix of spelunking and puzzle matching. Here's my preview of the game, let me know what you make of it in the comments.…


Hands-on with Plunder Pirates: Halloween Update, the spooky update for the premier piratical strategy management game

Feature By Peter Willington, 19 hours, 25 minutes ago
Hands-on with Plunder Pirates: Halloween Update, the spooky update for the premier piratical strategy management game

I've been playing Plunder Pirates since July, and even did the review for Pocket Gamer. Though I don't think I'd ever get bored at looking at crystal clear blue oceans, swaying palm trees, and pirate antics, there's a scary new update for Halloween. Here's a look at some of what's new (as well as a very thinly disguised attempt to show off how cool my island is).…


Hands-on with Walking War Robots, where World of Tanks meets MechWarrior

Feature By Peter Willington, 20 hours, 55 minutes ago
Hands-on with Walking War Robots, where World of Tanks meets MechWarrior

If that headline made you do a double-take, then prepare thyself: Walking War Robots is currently the closest thing to a modern MechWarrior action game for your mobile. The engine powering the game is impressive, even if some of the UI elements are a bit old hat, and the feeling of being part of a squad taking on another team is palpable. This one could break big, so educate yourself now.…


Hands-on with Base Busters, the explosive reverse tower defence game

Feature By Peter Willington, 22 hours, 55 minutes ago
Hands-on with Base Busters, the explosive reverse tower defence game

Actually, now that I think about it, to call just call Base Busters a “reverse tower defence game” is a slight disservice, as there are actually two modes of play on offer. The first is reverse TD: taking on an enemy stronghold through wit, cunning, and powerful vehicles. The second is traditional TD: setting up a base that you feel will give you the best possible chance of withstanding an attack. It's a cool concept, and I talk more about it in our Base Busters hands-on, so have a watch and see for yourself.…


Hands-on with Sleep Attack TD, the tower defence game with a twist

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Sleep Attack TD, the tower defence game with a twist

The big difference between Sleep Attack TD and other tower defence games is that you can rotate the battlefield to work in your favour, and this one change makes for a refreshing gameplay experience in a genre that's now a little old in the tooth. It's cute too, with a frankly adorable cartoon look. Check it out in my sneak peek below.…


Retry is out now on iOS and Android, thousands of gamers preparing to scream obscenities at their phones and tablets

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 1 hour ago
Retry is out now on iOS and Android, thousands of gamers preparing to scream obscenities at their phones and tablets

Way back in May we went hands-on with Retry, and found an astonishingly challenging arcade game with a very appealing retro aesthetic, great music, and tight controls. The global release of Retry has just landed on iOS and Android, you can try its own brand of teeth-gnashingly tough flight action for free right now. Want it? Get it using the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Hands-on with Rival Stars Basketball, the basketball based collectible card game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 2 hours ago
Hands-on with Rival Stars Basketball, the basketball based collectible card game

PikPok's latest title is Rival Stars Basketball, a collectible card battler of sorts, only with basketball players instead of the usual fantastical creatures. Most of the play revolves around taking your team, comprised of cards you've collected through the game, and facing them against other teams to find out who has the better cards. Occasionally you'll get a minigame sequence, and there's an evolving and upgrading system in here too. There's more info in the hands-on below, so click play and have a peek.…


Hands-on with South Park: Pinball, sweeeeeeeet

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 20 hours ago
Hands-on with South Park: Pinball, sweeeeeeeet

Being a big fan of both Zen Pinball and South Park, I couldn't wait to take a look at this latest title from Zen Studios. In South Park: Pinball there's a dedicated South Park table, and one that's dedicated to Butters too, and I walk you through both in this hands-on. So click play on the video below, and let me know if you'll be picking it up in our comments section.…


Grab codes and catch us playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf on Twitch at 5pm BST / 9am PDT!

Feature By Danny Russell, 1 day, 21 hours ago
Grab codes and catch us playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf on Twitch at 5pm BST / 9am PDT!

I don't know about you, but today I fancy watching a stream of the latest entry in the Warhammer 40,000 game universe - Space Wolf! We did have a hands-on with an early version of the game a while back, but today we'll be playing a much more complete version. In fact, the folks over at Herocraft have given us an exclusive code for all you lovely readers to redeem yourselves a handful of digital cards in your copy of Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. Once you download Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf just complete the tutorial and head on over to the shop to enter the code APPSPYSOFT for your free booster pack. (Let us know which cards you get in the comments!) What's that? You can't find it…


Genre Busters: top 3 best games made by bands on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 23 hours ago
Genre Busters: top 3 best games made by bands on iOS

Having conquered the world of rock and roll, a few bands and artists are now starting to get into video games. It's a slightly odd phenomenon, and one that hasn't produced too many amazing results yet, but James and I decided to take a look at the best of what's on offer, and tell you whether they're any good or not. We also find that James is not a big fan of nu-metal. Not one little bit. Want the Single Edit? Here are the games we cover, click the link to skip to the gameplay. 1. Hail to the King: Deathbat2. Polyfauna3. Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands…


You won't believe who you get to play as in A Ninja Zombie Knight Space Racer

News By Peter Willington, 2 days, 2 hours ago
You won't believe who you get to play as in A Ninja Zombie Knight Space Racer

What's better than getting to play as either a ninja, a zombie, or a knight in a video game? Getting to play as either a ninja, a zombie, or a knight in a video game that is set in outer space, that's what. Sure, A Ninja Zombie Knight Space Racer looks a lot like a game by a certain Andreas Illiger, but can you hold that against it when it features a ninja, a zombie, and a knight racing through space?No. No I don't think you can. A Ninja Zombie Knight Space Racer features 35 levels, has single player and multiplayer modes, plus loads of characters. The game's out on the 26th of October on iOS, here's a multiplayer trailer for you.…


Hands-on with The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles, Ubisoft's bot battling puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 2 hours ago
Hands-on with The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles, Ubisoft's bot battling puzzler

Ubisoft's new tower defence game - The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles - is slick. Really slick. You control a group of robots to try to reach an exit point, avoiding gun turrets along the way, all the while collecting stars and soft currency. On the flipside, sometimes you'll need to defend a position, at which point you're controlling the position of the towers. The visuals are absolutely fantastic, the controls work well, and the free-to-play stuff seems okay. Check it out.…