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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

The Tuesday Best of - Third person shooters

Feature By Harry Slater, 11 hours ago
The Tuesday Best of - Third person shooters

It seemed fitting in this Tuesday best-of to have a gander at the best third-person shooters on the App Store, since we’re looking at one over the course of a week in our guide series. I think that’s called synergy? Anyway, we’re going to pick the three third-person shooters you can download right now that I think will make your heart beat faster and your palms get sweatier. Because that’s the sort of thing they do to me. If you disagree, well that’s fine. But make sure you tell me in the comments so I can have a right old giggle about just how wrong you are. Afterpulse This is, hands-down, the best real-time multiplayer shooter on the App Store. I’m…

Warfriends guide - Part Two - Upgrades and WarCards

Feature By Harry Slater, 13 hours, 18 minutes ago
Warfriends guide - Part Two - Upgrades and WarCards

In this second chunk of our WarFriends guide we’re going to look at three of the mechanics that the game likes to throw directly into your face. Namely we’re going to have a gander at WarCards, unit upgrades, and weapon upgrades. These are three things that you’re going to need to understand if you want to be the finest person murderer the world has ever seen. And quite frankly, why wouldn’t you want to be that? It sounds like an excellent thing. But only in the digital world. Don’t try it in real life. Or if you do, don’t tell anyone that I told you to, I’ll get in so much trouble. Unit upgrades It’s important to make sure that you&rsquo…

The Monday Musing - How retro is too retro?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 3 hours ago
The Monday Musing - How retro is too retro?

Oh look, it’s Monday. When on earth did that happen? I don’t think I saw this one coming. Right, better think of a topic for the Monday music hadn’t I? Hmmmm. What to do, what to do, what to do? Right, I’ve thought of something. How retro is too retro? One of the things that the App Store has perpetrated is an increase in games with one eye looking back to the perceived glory days of gaming. But there have been games recently that have been trawling the back catalogues in ways that aren’t ever going to manage to spark the same sort of interest as they did when they first landed. Old times You see, the thing with old games is that quite a lot of them weren&rs…

WarFriends guide - Part One - The basics

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 day, 4 hours ago
WarFriends guide - Part One - The basics

This week we’re going to look at the ins and outs of WarFriends, the new third-person shooter that mixes together tower defence, diving between cover, and collecting new cards. In this first part of the guide we’re going to walk you through the basics of the gameplay, and give you a few hints and tips to make sure you’re getting the best start possible. Later on in the week we’ll look at more advanced tactics and some of the menus you’re going to have to get to grips with if you’re going to get the most out of the game. And by getting the most out of the game, I mean killing as many people as you possibly can. The basics The game is essentially two gam…

Everwing - The complete guide

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 days, 10 hours ago
Everwing - The complete guide

Here you'll find links to our guide to Facebook Messenger game Everwing. We go through everything, from the basics, to quests, and what you should be spending your money on. Basically if you're not smashing all of your friend's highscores after reading the complete guide then we've done something wrong. So click away and show them what you're made of. Part One - The basics Part Two - Enemies and bosses Part Three - Power-ups, special enemies, and gems Part Four - Dragons and characters Part Five - Quests and advanced tips…

Star Wars: Force Arena - The Complete Guide

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 days, 14 hours ago
Star Wars: Force Arena - The Complete Guide

This is our complete, five part guide to Star Wars: Force Arena, all in one place. You'll find links to all five of the sections in the paragraph below. We cover everything from the basics to more complex tricks that'll give you the edge in battles. Part One - The basics Part Two - Average energy cost Part Three - Light side or dark side? Part Four - Menu hints and tips Part Five - Battle hints and tips…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part five - Battle hints and tips

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 days, 12 hours ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part five - Battle hints and tips

In the last part of our series on Star Wars: Force Arena we’re going to look at some hints and tips for the meat of the game - the battles. If you’ve not checked out the other parts of our guide, well now is as good a time as any to do it. But if you’re only interested in getting some help winning fights, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. So with a little bit more ado, here’s how to make sure you’re always kicking ass and taking names in this excellent Star Wars-themed MOBA. Don’t all thank us at once, y’hear? Wait It’s tempting to splurge out a unit and charge out onto the field of battle. You might make a bit of progress, bu…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 20th January

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 days, 11 hours ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 20th January

Oh Friday. Lovely, lovely Friday. The last day of the week, time to kick back, relax and maybe play some games. But what games are you going to play? That’s the question, isn’t it? But don’t you worry, because here at AppSpy we’re really good at answering questions. And we’re going to answer that one in the form of a list. Because research has shown that lists are the best way of listing things. So here we go, a list of the five games you should definitely think about playing this weekend. Especially if you like playing games. If you don’t like playing games I’m not entirely sure what you’re doing here. WarFriends You don’t really m…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part four - Menu hints and tips

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 days, 7 hours ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part four - Menu hints and tips

In this fourth part of the series about Star Wars: Force Arena we’re going to have a look at some of the menu mechanics that you’re going to need to make use of if you’re going to succeed in the game. We’ll break things up with some images as well, so you can see what we’re talking about. We’re good like that. No, no don’t mention it. It’s fine, we’re here to help. Anyway, tomorrow we’ll have a look at some more advanced tactics for when you’re actually on the battlefield, but right now let’s focus on the menus you’re going to spend a lot of time looking at. Rewards This is where you’ll unlock the cards…

The Thursday Find - Red's Kingdom

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 days, 7 hours ago
The Thursday Find - Red's Kingdom

This week’s Thursday find is a little gem. It’s a little nuts as well. Hahahaha, that’s a pun. You’ll see why when we get into the article, but trust me, that’s really really funny. The game itself is a mixture of ideas from a variety of genres. It’s a puzzler, an adventure, and a dungeon crawler. It’s smart, it’s pretty, and it’s well worth your time. But what is it? Why, it’s Red’s Kingdom of course. And if you’re only going to get one game this week, we reckon it should be this one. Red’s Kingdom The game is all about leading a squirrel through a series of little levels, snaffling up the nuts that you find a…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part three - Light side or Dark side?

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days, 4 hours ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part three - Light side or Dark side?

In this section of our Force Arena guide, we’re going to look at a question that pops up quite often - is it best to play as the Light Side or the Dark Side of the Force? The answer is one that might just surprise you, but we’ll get to that in a minute. First make sure you’ve read the first two parts of our guide to ensure that you’re up to date with everything you need to know up to this point. I’m gonna presume at this point that you’ve read those, and now I’m going to jump in with the shocking truth - it kinda doesn’t matter which side you choose. In fact, picking one is going to hinder you. Which side are you on? There are pros and cons…

The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 18th

Feature By Harry Slater, 6 days, 10 hours ago
The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 18th

I think it’s fair to say that the App Store is having a bit of a snooze at the moment. And quite frankly I’d like to join it. But since that’s out of the question for a professional like myself, I figured I’d do a list of the best games on sale and iPad and iPhone instead. The pickings might be a little slim, but there are three really good games here, and all of them are worth throwing some money at if you haven’t yet. So with little or no further ado, here are them there games you should be picking up for cheap. If that’s the sort of thing you like doing, anyway. Lifeline Most of the Lifeline series is actually on sale at the moment, but I thought…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part two - Average energy cost

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part two - Average energy cost

There’s one thing going on in Star Wars: Force Arena that’s really important to get a grasp on, and that’s what we’re going to take a look at today in this second part of our series looking into the game. It’s the sort of thing that you can easily look past if you’re not careful, but we’re here to help you out with things like that. Basically it’s what we’re here for. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the average energy spend of the deck you’re using and figure out if there’s any way you can do it better. Energy As we covered yesterday, energy is something you spend on the units that you’re using in…

The Tuesday Best of - Mobile MOBAs

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week ago
The Tuesday Best of - Mobile MOBAs

In this week’s Tuesday Best of I thought we’d have a good look at the best MOBAs on mobile. Mainly because we’re doing a week of content on the latest game in that particular genre, Star Wars: Force Arena. That one hasn’t quite done enough to make it onto this list, at least not yet. It might do in the long run, so we might have to come back to this list at some point in the future. But right now these three are the gems in the mobile MOBA crown. They’re all free as well, so if you fancy a crack at any of them it’s not going to cost you anything to do just that. Clash Royale This one is definitely closer to the mobile end of the mobile MOBA spectrum.…

The Monday Musing - When did movie games get good?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 week, 1 day ago
The Monday Musing - When did movie games get good?

In this week's Monday Musing I thought it was time to have a think about tie-in games. Or, more specifically, games that have a massive license attached them. Now, if you grew up when I did (the past), then you'll know that movie tie-in games used to be appalling. I mean, seriously, movie tie-in game was a byword for terrible. These were cheap cash-ins designed to ride on the hype of a blockbuster. And to be honest, some of that still shines through nowadays. There's a mobile game tie-in for Ben Affleck's latest film. Which is a gangster epic. And not exactly the sort of thing that you'd expect to have a mobile game tie-in. But things have definitely got better. Star Wars: Force Arena m…