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Hands-on with Tony Hawk's Shred Session, the free-to-play auto-skater featuring The Birdman

Feature By Peter Willington, 10 hours, 26 minutes ago
Hands-on with Tony Hawk's Shred Session, the free-to-play auto-skater featuring The Birdman

Everybody's favourite skateboarding superstar is back in a brand new mobile game. Which is of course, very exciting, until you realise that it's probably not quite the game you've been looking for. You see, Tony Hawk's Shred Session is an endless skater, rather than an open world action game. It's still a decent stab at the genre though, so click play on the video below to see it in all its tubular glory.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 5 - Bone Talk

Feature By Peter Willington, 13 hours, 26 minutes ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 5 - Bone Talk

Though it seems like there isn't a lot going on in this episode, there actually totally is. First, I realise that I'm in dire need of a bone, and begin trying out ways of finding one. Second, I begin clearing the shade away from my little home as a safety precaution against bad dudes. Third, I dig further into the mine and have a minor spelunking accident. Also: major cuteness!…


Hands-on with Fist of Fury, the game full of kapow, thwock, and crunch

Feature By Peter Willington, 15 hours, 26 minutes ago
Hands-on with Fist of Fury, the game full of kapow, thwock, and crunch

After having found inner peace, and trained my body to the heights of human perfection, I decided to take on the challenge of Fist of Fury. This endless action game asks you to swipe in the direction you wish to strike to defend yourself from opponents. It's fun, and the pixel art style really makes it pop visually. Here's my quick look at the game.…


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

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 13 hours 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, 3 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 days, 15 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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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