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The best iPhone and iPad games in Apple's Indie Game take over - Part One

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The best iPhone and iPad games in Apple's Indie Game take over - Part One

Apple is having a special Indie Games take over of the App Store of the moment, featuring new and exciting indie games that you should be playing on your iPhone or iPad. But which are the ones that you need to download right this second, the games that are going to make you fall in love with interactive digital entertainment all over again? Well in my humble opinion you can't go wrong with these three right here. Of course, we're only part of the way through the event right now, so come back next week for part two of our must-buy indie games guide. And tell your friends. And your enemies. Tell everyone. And, as ever, you can click on the emboldened name of the games below to be taken off…

Overwatch might be coming to Switch, here's why it should come to iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
Overwatch might be coming to Switch, here's why it should come to iPhone and iPad

Everyone really likes Overwatch. All of my cool friends with their games consoles tell me I should spend money on it so that I can play it, but that sounds an awful lot like effort, so it's unlikely that it's going to happen. But there are rumblings that Overwatch might be coming to the Nintendo Switch, which got me wondering - could the game come to mobile? And so here, in list form, are some reasons why it might. If you can think of your own, either for or against, then whack them in the comments and we can have a right good chat about it, like how friends do. The power of the iPhone The black slab of metal and glass in your pocket or your hand is pretty damn powerful nowadays. Sure,…

Here's everything you need to know about Planet of Heroes for iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
Here's everything you need to know about Planet of Heroes for iPhone and iPad

Every now and then here at AppSpy we like to keep you up to date with recent additions to the App Store. So today I thought I'd have a look at Planet of Heroes, a new casual-ish MOBA that landed on iPhone and iPad last week. It's a super polished free to play game with an awful lot going for it, especially if you're a fan of having a MOBA in your pocket. Is it as good as some of the other MOBAs on mobile? Well you're going to have to read on to find out, aren't you? Oh, and give a clicky click to the emboldened name of the game underneath this paragraph and you'll be abe to download it. You're welcome. Alright, let's get on with some content. Planet of Heroes - Free What is it? It's a f…

The Monday Musing - Where do you play mobile games?

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The Monday Musing - Where do you play mobile games?

It's a question that's been bugging me for a while now – where's the best place to play mobile games? It's been bugging me because it's fair to say I'm not your average consumer of mobile entertainment. I mean, it's my job – I'm basically playing them in what amounts to an office (bed). So in this week's Monday Musing I thought I'd have a good long ponder about some of the spots where people might play mobile games. Partly because there's not really much else going on, but mainly because I'm genuinely interested. Of course, if you've got a preferred place to whip out your phone and have a poke, feel free to let everyone know about it in the comments. And remember, no one's goin…

The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - March 10th

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - March 10th

Oh what a week it's been. We've done some stuff, we've seen some things, and remember all of those shenanigans we got up to? Lord there were so many of them. And then we swore a solemn pact we'd never tell anyone about the specifics of them. So here we are. Anyway, it's been a 7/10 sort of a week in mobile gaming, but we've still managed to pull five thorns out of the paw of the App Store that we think you should be playing this weekend. And by we I mean me, because there's no one else here and I don't want to sound crazy. Click the emboldened names to download the games from the App Store. Or don't, I mean I'm not the boss of you. If I was you wouldn't be sat in your pants reading excelle…

Here are the best Game of Thrones games for iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Here are the best Game of Thrones games for iPhone and iPad

Everyone is going Game of Thrones crazy right now. It's because the first trailer for the newest series of the dirty sexy swords and intrigue drama has just come out. So now seems like the perfect time to look back at the Game of Thrones games you can get for mobile. Unfortunately there are only two really, but two things is still enough things to make a list out of. Well, it probably isn't, but I'm going to try anyway. As per usual you can click on the emboldened name of the games and be taken to the App Store where you can spend some of your hard-earned cash on picking them up. Except one of them is free. But you know what I mean. Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series Your choice…

Here are the iPhone and iPad BAFTA nominees, and which one's going to win

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Here are the iPhone and iPad BAFTA nominees, and which one's going to win

It's awards season. You might have noticed some furore over the Oscars a few weeks ago. Hopefully nothing like that is going to mar the BAFTA game awards, which are set to take place on April 6th in London. Five mobile games have been nominated, mostly in the Mobile category, unsurprisingly. There's bleed through to other awards, but for the big one, these are your nominees. Well, actually there are six nominees, but one of them's Pokemon Sun and Moon, which isn't really a mobile game, and will more than likely win. Anyway, I thought I'd rank the game's chances, creating excellent content in the meantime, and proving I don't know anything about odds. If you've not played any of the games…

The Thursday Find - Float

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Thursday Find - Float

Oh Thursday, where have you been all my life? Just sitting about in the same place? Fourth day of the week? Right, well I should definitely start paying a little more attention then shouldn't I? Enough of that gibberish. Thursday at AppSpy means finding things. And the thing I've found today is an interesting, serene arcade game that, even though it has a few problems, is still worth checking out. But what is it? I imagine you're howling at the screen right now. Why it's Float, silly. And if you smash a click on the emboldened name of the game below you'll be swooshed away to the App Store where you can grab it. Fair? Float - £1.99 / $1.99 In Float you're controlling a flower. Well…

The best iPad and iPhone games to play for International Women's Day

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The best iPad and iPhone games to play for International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day, so what better time to celebrate the female protagonists on the App Store? Well, every day really, because it's important to cherish diversity and inclusivity. That's what we do here at AppSpy. And if you've got a problem with that, well do one, basically. If, on the other hand, you've got your own ideas about which woman-fronted mobile gaming experience you think deserves some plaudits, well chuck that in the comments. You can click on the emboldened game names below to download said games. Er, I think that covers everything so let's smash out a list. Lara Croft GO If you're looking for an iconic woman in gaming you don't need to look much further than…

The best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - March 8th

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - March 8th

Wednesday. Ostensibly the third day of the working week. A time to sit down and take stock of the horrible mess you've made of everything? Nah mate, it's the perfect time to get some iPhone and iPad games for dirt cheap. But which ones should you get? Well if you ask me, which you clearly are doing since you've made it this far into the article, then you should definitely consider getting one of the five games that I've listed below. I mean, there are lots of games on sale right now. But most of them have 2048 in their name, or are horrible rip offs of fighting games that will, more than likely, install malware on your iOS device. But if that's what you're after, knock yourself out. If yo…

The Tuesday best of - Warhammer Fantasy Battle games on iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Tuesday best of - Warhammer Fantasy Battle games on iPad and iPhone

There's a new Games Workshop game coming out soon. It's called Mordheim, it's currently in beta on mobile, and it's set at the orcs and elves end of the GW lore. So obviously I've decided to give you a run down of the three best Games Workshop games that you can play on iPhone and iPad right now, that are set in the swords and sorcery Warhammer era. Actually that doesn't really work because there's loads of swords and sorcery in the 40k timeline as well. Okay fine, these are the three best old-timey Warhammer games that money can buy. And if you click on the emboldened names of one of the trio, you'll be whisked to the App Store where you can spend some cash doing just that. Buying them.…

Nier: Automata is out this week, here are some iPad and iPhone games you could play instead

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Nier: Automata is out this week, here are some iPad and iPhone games you could play instead

The big non-mobile release this week is probably Nier: Automata. It's a big gloomy hack and slash ARPG from the dev behind Bayonetta, and apparently it's really, really good. Y'know, if you're into that sort of thing. But what if you're into that sort of thing and you want to play on, oh I don't know, A MOBILE PHONE!?! Madness, I know, but you're hanging out with us here at AppSpy so I'm gonna guess you're probably into mobile gaming ever so slightly. So here are some games that share a tiny piece of DNA with Nier:Automata. And I do mean a tiny piece. Like, this is some seriously tangential stuff going on right here, but I gotta keep the content wolves from the content door, ya feel me? O…

The Monday Musing - What can the iPhone learn from the Nintendo Switch?

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Monday Musing - What can the iPhone learn from the Nintendo Switch?

Well, Monday has shuffled into view, looking sad and wan and probably wishing that it was one of the cool days like Friday or Saturday. Sorry Monday, you're rubbish and we all hate you, and that's never going to change. Another thing that's never going to change is the order we put up content on AppSpy. We fear change, it is the enemy of the people. And that's why you're getting a Monday Musing today, on Monday. This week I thought it'd make sense to look at what Apple and iOS developers could, but probably won't, learn from the Nintendo Switch. I've presented it in list form as well, because that's all the rage nowadays and I can't really be bothered to try and innovate content presentati…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now, here are some iPhone and iPad games that are a bit like it

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now, here are some iPhone and iPad games that are a bit like it

Well, it's Switch launch day. I hope you got your console if you ordered one and you're having a lovely time tasting all those cartridges. Or whatever people do when they get new consoles. Playing games maybe? Anyway, the big release is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Apparently it's pretty good. You can read Pocket Gamer's review in progress of it by clicking on this link right here. But what if you haven't got a Switch? Or what if you ordered one and Game forgot to send you one? Well, we've got some mobile games right here that might sate that Zelda craving for a bit. Click on the emboldened names of the games and you'll be swooshed to the App Store where you can grab the game.…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - March 3rd

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - March 3rd

We're stumbling towards the end of another week. Sweaty and breathing heavily, desperate for the sweet, milky embrace of mother weekend. But that doesn't mean we have to stop the content, oh me oh my no. So let's kick things off with a round up of the five best games that came out on the App Store this week. It's been a pretty good seven days all told, especially if you like games. If you don't, I'm sort of unsure as to what you're doing here. Anyway, click on the emboldened game names and you'll be able to “purchase” that specific piece of digital entertainment. Y'know, if you wanna. And if you think I've missed anything, feel free to add your own suggestions to the comments b…