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Hands-on with The Drive - Devil's Run, the brand new old school racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 13 hours, 45 minutes ago
Hands-on with The Drive - Devil's Run, the brand new old school racer

With genetic links to Test Drive and the original Need for Speed games, The Drive - Devil's Run had me interested the moment I knew it existed. I went hands-on with an early-ish build of the game, and as you can probably tell from the video, I think it's already bang on the money as a loving homage to classic 3D racers from the 3DO and PSX days. Sporting great music, awesome comic book visuals, and a steep difficulty curve, racing fans should keep The Drive - Devil's Run firmly in their headlights.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 9

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 8 hours ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 9

After the mysterious disappearance of Part 8 of our playthrough of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS, the trio of James, Harry, and myself are back and raring to go. Harry's made himself a hat made of wasps, I've got some spiky shoulder pads, and James... James is still rocking the first jumper you get. After we berate him mercilessly, we all set off into the wilds to fight Hermitaurs, Giaprey, and even a Velocidrome. Want to watch the entire series? Check out our playlist on YouTube.…


Genre Busters: top 5 best pirate games on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 8 hours ago
Genre Busters: top 5 best pirate games on iOS

Arrrrr! The 19th September be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and AppSpy is celebrating by bringing ye five of the very best pirate-based games on iOS. I'm joined by James (the captain of the good ship AppSpy) to cut through the bilge and find mobile gaming treasure. And if you ain't a lily-livered landlubber you can join our ranks by pressing play on the video. If you're too busy plunderin' to watch the full hour today, you can skip to the game you'd like to see by clicking the links below. ARRRRR!!! 1. The Voyage2. Scurvy Scallywags3. Sid Meier's Pirates!4. Assassin's Creed Pirates5. The Secret of Monkey Island…


Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS Multiplayer Meeting Point

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 8 hours ago
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS Multiplayer Meeting Point

Every Friday we play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on Twitch, and every Friday we see you guys and girls talking about setting up multiplayer sessions of your own. So it's high time we had an official AppSpy Community multiplayer room, populated with some of our awesome Monster Hunters. Here are the details; Details After the Monster Hunter stream - at 5PM UK, 9AM Pacific, 12 Eastern each Friday - we suggest that anyone fired up for some monster hunting hop into Online Gathering Hall 277779. If that room's full, try the next room numerically (277780, 277781, 277782 etc) We'd also love for you to put the name of your Hunter in the comments section on this article so people, and do feel f…


These 8 bone crunching Stair Dismount videos made me do a sick in my mouth

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 10 hours ago
These 8 bone crunching Stair Dismount videos made me do a sick in my mouth

If you've decided to visit your pals at AppSpy today while enjoying a delicious meal, put the fork down for a moment, or scoff it down real quick. Because with these Stair Dismount videos - nicked off of that Everyplay - bones are crunched, limbs are twisted, and in one particularly nasty video a body is completely torn apart. It's kind of gross, and I'm not really sure AppSpy should be showing you this stuff but I'm going to do it anyway because I'm a rebel. I'll say this though: I made the mistake of gobbling down a banana while looking for these clips, and I'm not ashamed to admit that a little bit of it came back up in the process. I sure hope that's mud. Getting the boot. Meh…


Zodiac is a 2D JRPG with a story by the writer of Final Fantasy XV and a soundtrack from the composer of Final Fantasy Tactics

News By Peter Willington, 3 days, 11 hours ago
Zodiac is a 2D JRPG with a story by the writer of Final Fantasy XV and a soundtrack from the composer of Final Fantasy Tactics

Here's why I'm excited for Zodiac; The game itself is being developed by Kobojo, a European outfit that seemingly have a bit of a passion for JRPGs. Talent includes peeps that have worked on Pokemon and a whole bunch of MMOs. The scenario is from the mind of Kazushige Nojima, whose previous work includes Final Fantasy VII, VIII, X, X-2, Final Fantasy XV, and Kingdom Hearts. Music is provided by Hitoshi Sakimoto, of Final Fantasy XII and Tactics fame, with credits on Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story, Gradius V, and more. The game promises an epic story, turn-based battles, platforming, puzzle solving, and an online persistent world to explore with friends. I'm pumped for this, and I think yo…


Hands-on with FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, the hotly anticipated mobile sequel to the biggest sports franchise in the world

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 12 hours ago
Hands-on with FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, the hotly anticipated mobile sequel to the biggest sports franchise in the world

I'm not much of a football fan, as many of you will know by now, but I was really impressed by time with FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. There's clearly a lot of depth here for those that want it, and challenge for the FIFA veterans with eyes on the cup, but for a casual fan of football games, like me, it also contains a stripped back touch control method to get you playing well quickly. Click play on the video below for my preview of the soft-launched version that's currently doing the rounds in Canada.…


Hands-on with Beach Buggy Racing, the free-to-play racer filled with floaty fun

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 14 hours ago
Hands-on with Beach Buggy Racing, the free-to-play racer filled with floaty fun

I'm reviewing Beach Buggy Racing over on Pocket Gamer, and this sequel to Beach Buggy Blitz is already shaping up to be a stonkingly good free-to-play arcade racer. It's bright and colourful, it's thrilling and tense, and it's just so beautifully put together. Here's a quick look at the game, which is out now globally.…


FOTONICA Review

Review Santa Ragione s.r.l. By James Gilmour, 4 days, 11 hours ago
FOTONICA Review

Fotonica is an endless-runner. There, I said it. But it's also much, much more than that. It's an ode to '80s vector art. It's a mobile Mirror's Edge. It's an artsy speed sim set to by a throbbing, experimental soundscape. And, though not without issues, it's also a lot of fun, as Pocket Gamer's Craig Grannell found during his review. Watch the video above to hear the full review. Read the review transcript over on Pocket Gamer.…

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Hands-on with Ninja Raft, where pirates, ninjas, and sailing clash

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 days, 12 hours ago
Hands-on with Ninja Raft, where pirates, ninjas, and sailing clash

Pirates? Check. Ninjas? Check. Sailing? Check. Hardcore strategy with tower defence elements? Check. Check it out.…


Five Nights at Freddy's Review

Review Scott Cawthon By James Gilmour, 4 days, 12 hours ago
Five Nights at Freddy's Review

Five Nights at Freddy's is a weird game.  Cast as a night watchman, your job is to man the security desk at a children's restaurant. During the day, kids come to eat and be entertainent by the eatery's collection of animatronic animals, who laugh and dance and play with the squealing brats until closing time. At night, however, these souless automatons stalk the corridors of the building, looking for humans to stuff into bear suits.  It's your job to keep the building safe…

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

Review Ubisoft By James Gilmour, 4 days, 13 hours ago
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

While it's fair to say that World War II has been covered from every possible angle in the gaming world, the First World War is comparatively under represented. Valiant Hearts: The Great War not only focuses on the first major global conflict of the 20th century, but does so in a far more subtle and nuanced way than your average military shooter. As Pocket Gamer's Jon Munday discovered, this point-and-click adventure uses both humour and solemnity to tell its story, a combination tha…

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Modern Combat, Infinity Blade, King of Fighters, and more going cheap in first wave of App Store bundles

News By Peter Willington, 4 days, 14 hours ago
Modern Combat, Infinity Blade, King of Fighters, and more going cheap in first wave of App Store bundles

Everyone loves a bargain, and things don't get much more bargainous than premium mobile games getting bundled up into one big package of awesomeness. Happily the App Store now gives developers and publishers the option to bundle their games together for a price that's much lower than buying all the titles individually. The launch wave of bundles is epic. Modern Combat 3, 4, and 5 for just £6.99, £1.49 will bag you Angry Birds, plus Seasons, Space, and Star Wars, and SNK is doing a mega deal that includes Metal Slug 1, 2, 3, and X, together with The King of Fighters-i, '97, and '98, plus Samurai Shodown II for a measly £9.99. Did we mention there's also Infinity Blade,…


Hands-on with Dragon Quest, the JRPG masterpiece, rejuvenated

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 days, 16 hours ago
Hands-on with Dragon Quest, the JRPG masterpiece, rejuvenated

Originally released on the Famicom back in the mid-eighties, Dragon Quest is about as “classic” as classic JRPGs get. Koichi Nakamura, Koichi Sugiyama, Yuji Horii, and Akira Toriyama all collaborated on this genre defining first entry in the series, laying the groundwork for decades to come. It's now available on iOS and Android, so I've grabbed a code to show you the very early moments of the game, to give you a sense of how the game plays.…


EXCLUSIVE: iBomber 3 teaser trailer points to Metal support on iOS 8

News By Peter Willington, 5 days, 15 hours ago
EXCLUSIVE: iBomber 3 teaser trailer points to Metal support on iOS 8

iBomber was never a slouch in the visuals department, even back when it dropped its first payload 5 years ago, but iBomber 3 could well be a massive step forward for the series. We've just received the very first (and crushingly short) teaser trailer for the newly announced title... The eagle-eyed will spot that the logo now contains a metal texture, and the song playing in the background is classic metal track 'Ace of Spades' by Motörhead. I've confirmed with the developer - Cobra Mobile - that this teaser is indeed a nod to Apple's new Metal on iOS 8, functionality that should make games look even more impressive on iPhone and iPad. Could iBomber 3 have drastically improved visu…