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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Peter Willington'

Hands-on with Exit Strategy, where it's fun playing with portals

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
Hands-on with Exit Strategy, where it's fun playing with portals

Here's the deal: in Exit Strategy you have no control over a constantly moving vehicle, other than to place portals in front of it and redirect its path towards the stars scattered around the level that you must collect before exiting the stage. It's pretty good, and it's free, and though there's a fair wedge of advertising in there too, you can pay to turn that nonsense off. Here's how I got on with it.…


Hands-on with Jungle Force, where goats shoot asteroids at sloths

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 hours, 54 minutes ago
Hands-on with Jungle Force, where goats shoot asteroids at sloths

Jungle Force is from the same studio behind the warmly received Dawn of the Immortals and A Few Days Left. The team is known for making visually impressive and addictive free-to-play titles, but with Jungle Force it's gone one better. Sporting a really lovely pixel art style and top audio, plus a whole bunch of “one more go...”, as well as a bunch of cartoonish animals with dangerous weapons, Jungle Force is a neat tactical action game that's coming soon, and currently in soft-launch in a handful of territories. If you fancy giving it a go, you can grab it via the link underneath this video. [App Store link]…


New Playworld Superheroes trailer reveals more gameplay

News By Peter Willington, 5 hours, 9 minutes ago
New Playworld Superheroes trailer reveals more gameplay

Got sixty seconds? Then you've got time to watch the new trailer for family-friendly hero-em-up Playworld Superheroes. The game aims to encourage children to think creatively by designing their own alter-ego hero, and attempting to save the world from evil aliens. You know, that old chestnut. Here's how this one looks in motion, you'll be able to download it from the App Store from Thursday 29th January.…


Hands-on with The Wild, the hotly-anticipated new first person survival game

Feature By Peter Willington, 7 hours, 24 minutes ago
Hands-on with The Wild, the hotly-anticipated new first person survival game

There's no denying that The Wild is the first person mobile game on everyone's lips right now. A survival game that owes much of its design to games like Day-Z and Rust, The Wild has been in development for some time now and is the work of Toonuva Games, a tiny indie dev out of Vermont with very big ideas. How are those ideas shaping up? Here's my very early look at the game.…


Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

Feature By Peter Willington, 10 hours, 24 minutes ago
Hands-on with Melody Monsters, the musical match-3 from SongHi

We saw a bunch of games during Pocket Gamer Connects, and Melody Monsters was certainly one of the cutest. It's a match-3 puzzler to be sure, and definitely more in the Puzzle & Dragons camp than Candy Crush Saga, plus it's got really great presentation and a nice extras thrown in for good measure. Here's the lowdown.…


Trivia app Reveal 2 comes to iOS and Android on January 31st

News By Peter Willington, 1 day, 2 hours ago
Trivia app Reveal 2 comes to iOS and Android on January 31st

Everyone loves a bit of trivia from time to time, and I reckon the reason why is that it's always nice to a) feel smart, and b) boast about being smart. Being one of those people who knows a heck of a lot about a very small number of subjects, on the rare occasions my knowledge of, say, 90s West Coast punk rock acts becomes useful, you're damn right I'm going to shove it in other people's faces. Reveal 2 is a game that'll give you exactly that opportunity. It's free to download and comes with a bunch of different packs on a variety of different subjects to get you started on the road to lording it over your mates. The game's out this coming Saturday the 31st of January on iOS and Android.…


Hands-on with The Detail, the mature crime adventure where every choice counts

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 3 hours ago
Hands-on with The Detail, the mature crime adventure where every choice counts

We've got our hands on an early build of The Detail, a dark and gritty adventure game that'll be hitting mobiles and tablets soon. Life as a detective solving murder cases is pretty grim, as you'd imagine, but The Detail explores a number of subjects other titles dare to even touch upon. Here's how we got on with The Detail.…


3 brilliant Angry Birds-themed Rube Goldberg machines

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 7 hours ago
3 brilliant Angry Birds-themed Rube Goldberg machines

If ever there was a game series ripe for the old Rube Goldberg treatment, it's Angry Birds. You've got the tense trial and error fun of physics already built right in to the gameplay, plus a target to be toppled through careful manipulation of the environment. It practically screams Rube Goldberg, does Rovio's bird-flinger. It's no surprise that other people on the Internet have though the same. Here's the best three captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. Small but perfectly formed I think Logan might be slightly spoiled That's a lot of takes…


9 must-see real life versions of mobile video games, featuring Surgeon Sim, Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and more

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 2 hours ago
9 must-see real life versions of mobile video games, featuring Surgeon Sim, Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and more

Have you ever finished playing a game and been so into it that you can't stop thinking about it, even in day-to-day life? I have. There was a whole week after playing Assassin's Creed where every rooftop looked like a potential escape route from any angry Borgias I might run into while wondering around Bristol city centre. A bunch of other people clearly have too, as they've gone ahead and created real world versions of some of their favourite games. And these are 9 of the very best... Subway Surfers - A great video, one heck of an ending. Crossy Road - Do not try this at home folks. Angry Birds - This one gets bonus points for being interactive. Clash of Clans - I wouldn't want…


Hands-on with What on Earth!, where Trials meets LittleBigPlanet in a most spectacular fashion

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 3 hours ago
Hands-on with What on Earth!, where Trials meets LittleBigPlanet in a most spectacular fashion

… and if that headline didn't grab your attention, I don't know what will. Traplight Games has combined the world creation of Media Molecule's finest hour with the very best that RedLynx has to offer, and created something unique, something all of its own. I was super excited to see What on Earth! at Pocket Gamer Connects, and I'm really pumped for the soft-launch, which should be available very shortly.…


These are my 7 favourite Crossy Road characters, what are yours?

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 7 hours ago
These are my 7 favourite Crossy Road characters, what are yours?

It's a question as old as time: “what are the best Crossy Road characters ever?” Obviously I already know mine, so I've had a scout around the Everyplay archives to find them and compile this big list of videos of people winning them in the prize machine. But I don't know yours, so make sure to let me know what they are in the comments at the bottom of the page. Dragon - It's mighty, it breathes fire, and it looks awesome... what's not to like? Capybara - They have one of these in Bristol Zoo, and I'm always tempted to jump into its enclosure and hug it. Pew Die Pug - Top marks for being a pug, bonus points for being a very specific pug. Doge - Wow. So Doge. Much…


Crossy Road: here's what 63 goes on the prize machine looks like

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 7 hours ago
Crossy Road: here's what 63 goes on the prize machine looks like

One of the things I like about Crossy Road the most is unlocking new characters. Sure the refined Frogger-esque gameplay, and colourful blocky visuals are a big draw too, but it's the thrill of pulling the handle on the prize machine, crossing your fingers, and hoping you get something awesome out of it that's the real appeal to me. Which is why the below video, showing a peep on Everyplay putting 6300 coins into the machine, is super gratifying to those like me with a love for all things Gacha. Not got Crossy Road yet? What are you playing at? Rectify that error right now. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Appstore link]…


Crossy Road: here's how to unlock the Crab, Drop Bear, Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Crossy Road: here's how to unlock the Crab, Drop Bear, Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall

Good old Mark's gone ahead and created a super handy video guide on how to unlock all the new characters from the latest update to Crossy Road. Two new animals are up for grabs - the Crab and Drop Bear - and the developers - Andy Sum, Matt Hall, and Ben Weatherall from Hipster Whale - have gone and chucked themselves in as playable characters too. Here's Mr. Brown to explain how to grab them for yourself. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Appstore link]…


Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Duo, the smart new take on a classic memory game

We saw Duo during Pocket Gamer Connects as part of the Very Big Indie Pitch, and though it's immediately clear that it's based on a classic game format, it's also very well put together and brings new ideas to the mix that should ensure it appeals to younger and more casual players. Here's one of the creators of the game to explain more about Duo, its inspirations, and its fresh new gameplay modes.…


Tiny Realms update brings a whole bunch of smack talk, faster progression for new players

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Tiny Realms update brings a whole bunch of smack talk, faster progression for new players

The rather fantastic strategy management game Tiny Realms has been updated to version 1.10.1, bringing with it a very nasty new gameplay upgrade: Taunting. If you manage to get three stars in a battle with a human opponent you can leave a mocking note with them as a parting gift - along with their base lying in ruins, of course. Also new to this update are multiple Starter Packs which will help new players progress through to mid-level content much faster. Here's what's in store... The update is available now, but if you've not grabbed the game yourself yet you can do so via the link below. [App Store link]…