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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

4 things right with the Nintendo Switch

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
4 things right with the Nintendo Switch

Oscar’s gone. And what a grumpy so-and-so he was, leaving you with a list of reasons the Nintendo Switch is rubbish. How’s that for leaving on a high? I dunno, kids nowadays. I mean sure, I agree with him, because I’m a miserable hack with hardly any joy left in the part of my brain that contains all the joy. And I don’t know how the brain works. Clearly. Anyway I thought I’d start my time at AppSpy by bashing out something positive. So here are 4 reasons the Switch might not be rubbish. I’m definitely going to try and stay positive throughout. Definitely. Nnnnnnnnng. Here goes. It’s nice to have two things Let’s be honest, you can never…

More boardgames that deserve the Really Bad Chess treatment

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
More boardgames that deserve the Really Bad Chess treatment

Really Bad Chess is a really good game that’s sort of like chess if you only vaguely understand the concept of chess. It’s worth picking up, it’s out now, so give it a crack, see what happens. But it also got me thinking - what other classic boardgames should get the Really Bad treatment on mobile? I mean that’s the sort of question we’re all asking ourselves right now, yeah? Eh, I’m tired, let’s just get on with this. Really Bad Monopoly To be honest when I play Monopoly it’s really bad anyway. I mean I’m pretty much the worst venture capitalist ever, I just want everyone to be happy. Here have my money, buy yourself something nice…

4 iPad and iPhone games you could play instead of Pokemon Sun and Moon

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
4 iPad and iPhone games you could play instead of Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon is coming out soon. Lots of other sites are posting hands-on previews and all that standard hype-cycle nonsense. Not here at AppSpy though, oh my word no. I mean there are two reasons for that. First I haven’t played the stupid game, and second we’re an iOS focused site so it wouldn’t really make any sense to try and get content out of a game we don’t cover. Or would it…? If, like us, you think that the only proper gaming on the go involves playing on a device that you can make phone calls with, then this is the Pokemon Sun and Moon article for you. Because it’s about games that are a bit like Pokemon Sun and Moon that you can play…

5 mobile games that would work brilliantly in VR

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
5 mobile games that would work brilliantly in VR

VR is big business nowadays. Because apparently everyone wants to strap some goggles to their face and open themselves up the very real danger of their friends stealing all of their stuff while they’re gaming. Anyway, mobile VR is a thing as well. I’ve heard about it, I’ve used it, and damn it all I’m going to write a listy feature about it right now because I can’t think of anything else to write about. Also everyone’s talking about PlayStation VR. So that’s like a link I guess. So here are some iPad and iPhone games that I’d like to be able to play with my eyes. Or something like that. I don’t know it’s been a very long day. AG…

5 iPhone and iPad games you could play instead of Gears of War 4

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
5 iPhone and iPad games you could play instead of Gears of War 4

I actually quite like the Gears of War franchise. Like, it’s pretty much my definition of a guilty pleasure, and one of the few things that might actually make me consider buying an Xbox One. I’m not going to, but at least I’m considering it. Anyway, this frankly spectacular preamble is to lead us into the fact that Gears of War 4 came out yesterday. Or the day before. I haven’t really been paying attention if I’m honest. Anyway you can’t play Gear of War 4 on mobile, because of reasons. But you can play some games on mobile that are a bit like Gears of War 4. Here’s a list of them. Enjoy it. Or don’t, that’s entirely your perogative.…

Games other than Pokemon GO politicians should be playing in parliament

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Games other than Pokemon GO politicians should be playing in parliament

The Norwegian Prime Minister has played Pokemon GO in parliament not once, not three times, but twice. Which is pretty cool. It must be nice to have a Prime Minister that plays games and isn’t instigating overtly fascist policies. Ho hum. Anyway it got me thinking about which mobile games politicians could play when they’re supposed to be doing important but boring things like running the country. That’s not even that big of a logical leap, it just sort of made sense. So here’s a list of the ones I thought of in the time I pointed my brain in the direction of that particular problem. It’s by no means a comprehensive list, because quite frankly that would be co…

4 mobile games you could play instead of Mafia III

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
4 mobile games you could play instead of Mafia III

Mafia III has just come out on consoles. I’m only telling you this because this part of the article is an introduction to the themes we’re going to be dealing with later on. I was pretty sure you already knew that Mafia III was out on consoles, you’re smart you are. Anyway, Mafia III isn’t out on mobile. Well, there’s a free to play RPG version but I’m not counting that because, well who counts things like that? No one cool, that’s for sure. And you and me? We’re super cool. So I thought I’d make you a list of games that are a bit like Mafia III that you CAN play on your phone or tablet. Because that just seemed like a good id…

Battle Supremacy: Evolution iPad Review

Battle Supremacy: Evolution iPad Review

Battle Supremacy: Evolution, the futuristic vehicle shooter sequel to Battle Supremacy. Is this evolution a success, or a big backwards step?…

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Dead Effect 2 Review

Review BadFly Interactive, a.s. By Harry Slater, 5 months, 1 week ago
Dead Effect 2 Review

Zombie killing, clones, mad scientists and space tree's. Dead Effect 2 delivers everything you'd expect.…

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Afterpulse iPad Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Afterpulse iPad Review

Afterpulse - A third person multiplayer shooter on iPhone and iPad that's actually good?…

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons iPad Review

Review 505 Games (US), Inc. By Harry Slater, 1 year, 1 month ago
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons iPad Review

Starbreeze Studios' Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was a multi award winning puzzle adventure game across many platforms. But does it fare well on iOS?  …

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FINAL FANTASY VII iPad Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Harry Slater, 1 year, 3 months ago
FINAL FANTASY VII iPad Review

In the first of our in-depth reviews, Harry from Pocket Gamer takes a look at the recently released mobile port of Final Fantasy VII. But does he like what he sees?…

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Loot & Legends iPad Review

Review DropForge Games By Harry Slater, 1 year, 3 months ago
Loot & Legends iPad Review

Do you love cardboard? Do you love polyhedral dice? Did you have a copy of Talisman that went mouldy? If the answer to some of those questions was yes, then you're going to love Loot & Legends.  And Harry from Pocket Gamer is going to tell you why.…

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Hands-on with Star Wars: Uprising

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago

To-Fu Fury iPad Review

Review Amazon Game Studios By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
To-Fu Fury iPad Review

What happens when a lump of bean curd seeks vengeance, kung-fu style? To-Fu Fury is what happens. But is it worth having a crack? Harry from Pocket Gamer thinks it is, and he's seen his fair share of kung-fu films.…

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