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Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 14 hours, 29 minutes ago
Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Twitch catch-up)

The one thing more valuable than money in this life is time. Specifically your time. Your precious, precious time. Games in Apple's digital store aren't always super expensive, but you should only be spending the valuable hours and minutes of your day on the brilliant video games, not the rubbish ones, and so James and I are here to help you do exactly that. We've got four brand new iOS releases for you in this week's Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with us giving our first impressions of all of them. Though we broadcast the show live on Twitch at our usual streaming time (5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST), we also recorded th…


The Pocket Gamer Podcast - Live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am EST | 12pm PST)

Feature By James Gilmour, 15 hours, 13 minutes ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast - Live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am EST | 12pm PST)

As part of our promise to go live more often over on our spangly new Twitch channel, we're going to be livestreaming the Pocket Gamer Podcast today for the second time ever. The very lovely Mr. Rob Rich, Editor of 148Apps will be joining AppSpy and Pocket Gamer regulars Peter and myself to talk about the latest news, releases, and what we've been playing. Expect us to touch upon stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime, roguelike dungeon crawler Wayward Souls, and platform adventurer Leo's Fortune. Consider this your cordial invitation to tonight's digital gathering. Please RSVP by going over to our Twitch channel and clicking the "Follow" button. The podcast will start at 5pm BST / 9am PST /…


New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 19 hours, 7 minutes ago
New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

2D pixel-art dungeon crawlers may be as common as a +1 long sword, but they still have an allure. So, when we saw that developer of Super QuickHook Rocketcat Games had released Wayward Souls on the App Store, it caught our attention. This top-down action game takes the form of a roguelike. You have to jump into procedurally generated dungeons in an attempt to defeat beasties, unlock more challenging areas in which to farm better loot, and improve your chance of survival. Wayward Souls gives you a choice of six characters. Each has their own skills and fighting styles to master as you journey through the games 13 different area types. New environments will bring with them their…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 3

Feature By Peter Willington, 20 hours, 34 minutes ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 3

I've finally nailed the secret to obtaining larger quantities of wood in Boom Beach. Thank the stars, because that's what I promised myself (and you, dear AppSpy viewer) that I'd figure out in the last episode. I've also spent a whopping 200 Diamonds on one upgrade, but it's one I think will serve me very well in the long-run. What is it? You'll have to watch to find out.…


Beautiful physics-platformer Leo’s Fortune has just bounced onto the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 20 hours, 59 minutes ago
Beautiful physics-platformer Leo’s Fortune has just bounced onto the App Store

Physics-based platformer Leo's Fortune has just bounced its way onto the App Store. Leopold is a green ball of fuzz who, after returning to his home, discovers all of his gold has been stolen. You must take control of the furry hero as he sets out after the devious culprit, following the bread crumb trail of gold coins the fleeing villain has left in its wake. The platformer features 24 levels for you to help Leopold through, collecting his dropped gold along the way. If he is to keep his facial hair free of deadly spikes, you must ensure the moustachioed hero avoids all the treacherous traps and pitfalls that stand in his way. Jumping through Leo’s Fortune’s beautiful world…


Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 1 day, 15 hours ago
Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

Third Eye Crime: Act 1 is a noir stealth puzzler that casts you as Rothko, a smooth talking criminal with the telepathic power to predict his enemies’ movements. Giving you the ability to see the path of Rothko’s pursuers certainly gives the thief an edge in his career of choice. Played from a top-down perspective, the game lays the puzzle out before you as you try and guide the criminal through the world to his target. This eliminates some of the guess work usually associated with such stealth titles, while also removing the need to memorise your enemies search patterns. Coming from Moonshot Games, a studio made up of former Bungie staff, Third Eye Crime is designed as a cinem…


Unpossible Review

Review Acceleroto By Alex Beech, 1 day, 16 hours ago
Unpossible Review

With the endless genre ever expanding, Unpossible feels like a natural next step. Its fast paced twitch 3D gameplay attaches you to a tube floating in space and proceeds to fling you forward along its twisting length. At times, it feels like a first-person Super Hexagon, forcing you to rotate around a circular core to dodge past various neon blue obstacles. Fighting for good positioning around the tube’s circumference is vital as you shot along Unpossible’s courses, as the…

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Epidemic sim Plague Inc. gets new scenarios and difficulty mode

News By Alex Beech, 1 day, 19 hours ago
Epidemic sim Plague Inc. gets new scenarios and difficulty mode

Plague Inc.’s latest "Mega" update adds four new scenarios, and an additional Mega-Brutal difficulty mode, to the game's disease-ridden playground. The new difficulty level brings the game’s hardest challenge yet. Random medical checks will now be in place, along with research and tech improvements, to fight your attempts to infect the globe. This will require you to constantly adapt your disease if it's to stand a chance of successfully eradicating humanity. To further test the resilience of your illness, Plague Inc.’s four new scenarios will have you facing a host of challenges. These include trying to adapt and survive in a world of artificial organs, and even trying&n…


AppSpy Plays: The Wolf Among Us – Part 4 live on Twitch (5pm BDT | 9am PDT | 12pm EDT)

News By James Gilmour, 2 days, 13 hours ago
AppSpy Plays: The Wolf Among Us – Part 4 live on Twitch (5pm BDT | 9am PDT | 12pm EDT)

Not too long now until we stream part four in our series of AppSpy Plays: The Wolf Among Us! We’re a fair bit into Chapter 2, so there’s a good chance we’ll be starting the most recently-released chapter today. Whether you’ve been joining us over the past few weeks, or you just want to get a feel of the game to see if it’s for you, be sure to join us today over on the AppSpy Twitch channel at 5pm BST / 9am PDT / 12pm EDT. If you hit the “Follow” button while you’re over there, you’ll receive notifications every time we go live so you never miss a show. Bonzer!…


Monument Valley Review

Review ustwo™ By Alex Beech, 2 days, 14 hours ago
Monument Valley Review

It would be easy to describe Monument Valley as an interactive M.C, Escher lithograph. But, while the game's topsy turvy environments certainly owe much to the Dutch artist’s work, giving you the ability to interact with a world of perspective-bending vistas, it is more than just a clever picture come to life. The aim of the game is to guide Princess Ida to the top of a series of towers. There are ten stages to complete, each containing a unique piece of architecture t…

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Oddball physics-puzzler Bamba is pedalling its way onto the App Store this week

News By Glen Fox, 2 days, 15 hours ago
Oddball physics-puzzler Bamba is pedalling its way onto the App Store this week

It's safe to say that you won't have seen a mobile title like Bamba before. Bamba is a one-touch physicals puzzler starring a unicycle performer. With a tap of the screen, you can prompt the unicycler to travel backwards or forwards. Starting simple, the first level of the game involves remaining balanced on a platform for a set time without falling off. The difficulty mounts when you also have to avoid a moving hula hoop or a number of bouncing balls, all the while trying to avoid toppling off your mono-wheeled vehicle. You'll find 25 of these levels to conquer when the Bamba is released on the App Store this Friday.…


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has crawled its way on to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 days, 19 hours ago
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has crawled its way on to the App Store

Gameloft’s run of Marvel movie tie-ins continues with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the new web-slinging brawler which has just swung onto the App store. As usual, you play as Peter Parker's costumed alter-ego as he swings around the streets of New York, getting into fights with thugs and super villains. Naturally, you'll go toe-to-toe with the film’s main antagonists Electro and Green Goblin, while also taking a deeper dive into Spider-Man lore to to battle the likes of Black Cat and Screwball. It won’t all be fisticuffs, however, with the game letting you swing through the city streets, leap from car to car, and even partake in aerial battles as you bring justice…


Gorgeous geometry-twisting puzzler Monument Valley to receive new levels

News By Alex Beech, 2 days, 20 hours ago
Gorgeous geometry-twisting puzzler Monument Valley to receive new levels

The stunning Escher-inspired puzzler Monument Valley is to receive additional levels in the future, developer ustwo has promised. Even though the game has only been out on iOS for a few weeks, ustwo’s Director of Games, Neil McFarland, is already considering the next content update. During the development process, it seems that the team were careful to only keep what worked within the narrative, leading to some ideas being cut from the finished game. Now, the London-based studio wants to revisit these concepts, and work them back into story. The effort put into the original ten stages was clearly painstaking, so just how long it will take it to make these new levels remains to be…


Hitman GO Review

Hitman GO Review

Hitman GO is not the game fans of the series might expect. Rather than take the form of a standard third-person action game, Hitman GO plays out like a strategic board game. You begin by selecting a contract. Each of these mission play out on their own uniquely styled board. The settings range from a country club setting to more industrial locations, each with their own tile sets and enemy types. The goal is to guide Agent 47’s through the grid-based play area to his…

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