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A sleepy start - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 39 minutes ago
A sleepy start - AppSpy's Sunday Service

It's AppSpy's Sunday Service, a short dose of mobile and tablet gaming to kick off your Sunday. The Big Stories 1. Record of Agarest War Zero is on Android and it's stuffed tight with features. 2. We have exclusive Booster Pack codes for Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. 3. James really doesn't like Linkin Park, and most games by bands are a bit pants. 4. The man in this trailer has the gruffest voice I've ever heard. It's amazing. 5. Butters from South Park has his very own pinball table and that's obviously fantastic news. AppSpy Recommends The game that pleasantly surprised the AppSpy team the most this week was Sleep Attack TD. The tower defence genre is such a well worn path now…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 16

Feature By Peter Willington, 17 hours, 39 minutes ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 16

If I was going to give these episodes subtitles, then I would call this entry in our Let's Play archive “Turning Point”. Myself, that James, and that Danny team up for a stupendous hour of creature killing: tearing through each challenge as if it were naught. Plus a load of our regular stream Spies joined us on the hunts too. Best episode ever? Possibly. Want to see the previous 15 hours of our time with Monster Hunter Freedom Unite? Of course you do.…


Thanks to Dead Trigger 2 I know what the 11 best weapons for killing zombies are

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 18 hours ago
Thanks to Dead Trigger 2 I know what the 11 best weapons for killing zombies are

Zombies. They're a pain. We all know that one day - maybe even this Halloween - zombies will eventually attempt to overrun the Earth. When that day comes though, I'll be prepared. I'll be prepared because I play video games. Video games with big weapons to kill the undead. Video games like Dead Trigger 2. Not wanting to keep this knowledge to myself, I've compiled a list of Everyplay videos showing the 11 weapons from Dead Trigger 2 that I think will be most effective against the living dead. And this is that list... A pistol and knife. Standard. A heavy gun emplacement. A little less standard. A person sort of pretending to be PewDiePie. Increasingly standard. A "Brainmill" a…


Hands-on with Javelin Masters 2, in which I throw a mighty 94.52 metres

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 22 hours ago
Hands-on with Javelin Masters 2, in which I throw a mighty 94.52 metres

In this video I get a score that's almost good enough to break into the top 100 of my country. That's pretty good I reckon, certainly far better than any real life attempts at getting into athletics I've tried. Javelin Masters 2 is out now, it's free, it's a bit moreish, and I'm loving it at the moment. So AppSpy community, go grab it and see if you can beat my score.…


Hands-on with Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, where Spelunky and Bejeweled combine

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, where Spelunky and Bejeweled combine

What do you get when you cross a rogue-like with a match-3? You get Puzzle to the Center of the Earth, that's what. Playing like a combination of Candy Crush Saga, SteamWorld Dig, and Mr. Driller, it's a heady mix of spelunking and puzzle matching. Here's my preview of the game, let me know what you make of it in the comments.…


Hands-on with Plunder Pirates: Halloween Update, the spooky update for the premier piratical strategy management game

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 18 hours ago
Hands-on with Plunder Pirates: Halloween Update, the spooky update for the premier piratical strategy management game

I've been playing Plunder Pirates since July, and even did the review for Pocket Gamer. Though I don't think I'd ever get bored at looking at crystal clear blue oceans, swaying palm trees, and pirate antics, there's a scary new update for Halloween. Here's a look at some of what's new (as well as a very thinly disguised attempt to show off how cool my island is).…


Hands-on with Walking War Robots, where World of Tanks meets MechWarrior

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 19 hours ago
Hands-on with Walking War Robots, where World of Tanks meets MechWarrior

If that headline made you do a double-take, then prepare thyself: Walking War Robots is currently the closest thing to a modern MechWarrior action game for your mobile. The engine powering the game is impressive, even if some of the UI elements are a bit old hat, and the feeling of being part of a squad taking on another team is palpable. This one could break big, so educate yourself now.…


Hands-on with Base Busters, the explosive reverse tower defence game

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 21 hours ago
Hands-on with Base Busters, the explosive reverse tower defence game

Actually, now that I think about it, to call just call Base Busters a “reverse tower defence game” is a slight disservice, as there are actually two modes of play on offer. The first is reverse TD: taking on an enemy stronghold through wit, cunning, and powerful vehicles. The second is traditional TD: setting up a base that you feel will give you the best possible chance of withstanding an attack. It's a cool concept, and I talk more about it in our Base Busters hands-on, so have a watch and see for yourself.…


Hands-on with Sleep Attack TD, the tower defence game with a twist

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 23 hours ago
Hands-on with Sleep Attack TD, the tower defence game with a twist

The big difference between Sleep Attack TD and other tower defence games is that you can rotate the battlefield to work in your favour, and this one change makes for a refreshing gameplay experience in a genre that's now a little old in the tooth. It's cute too, with a frankly adorable cartoon look. Check it out in my sneak peek below.…


Hands-on with Rival Stars Basketball, the basketball based collectible card game

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 days, 1 hour ago
Hands-on with Rival Stars Basketball, the basketball based collectible card game

PikPok's latest title is Rival Stars Basketball, a collectible card battler of sorts, only with basketball players instead of the usual fantastical creatures. Most of the play revolves around taking your team, comprised of cards you've collected through the game, and facing them against other teams to find out who has the better cards. Occasionally you'll get a minigame sequence, and there's an evolving and upgrading system in here too. There's more info in the hands-on below, so click play and have a peek.…


Hands-on with South Park: Pinball, sweeeeeeeet

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 days, 18 hours ago
Hands-on with South Park: Pinball, sweeeeeeeet

Being a big fan of both Zen Pinball and South Park, I couldn't wait to take a look at this latest title from Zen Studios. In South Park: Pinball there's a dedicated South Park table, and one that's dedicated to Butters too, and I walk you through both in this hands-on. So click play on the video below, and let me know if you'll be picking it up in our comments section.…


Grab codes and catch us playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf on Twitch at 5pm BST / 9am PDT!

Feature By Danny Russell, 4 days, 20 hours ago
Grab codes and catch us playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf on Twitch at 5pm BST / 9am PDT!

I don't know about you, but today I fancy watching a stream of the latest entry in the Warhammer 40,000 game universe - Space Wolf! We did have a hands-on with an early version of the game a while back, but today we'll be playing a much more complete version. In fact, the folks over at Herocraft have given us an exclusive code for all you lovely readers to redeem yourselves a handful of digital cards in your copy of Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. Once you download Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf just complete the tutorial and head on over to the shop to enter the code APPSPYSOFT for your free booster pack. (Let us know which cards you get in the comments!) What's that? You can't find it…


Genre Busters: top 3 best games made by bands on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 days, 22 hours ago
Genre Busters: top 3 best games made by bands on iOS

Having conquered the world of rock and roll, a few bands and artists are now starting to get into video games. It's a slightly odd phenomenon, and one that hasn't produced too many amazing results yet, but James and I decided to take a look at the best of what's on offer, and tell you whether they're any good or not. We also find that James is not a big fan of nu-metal. Not one little bit. Want the Single Edit? Here are the games we cover, click the link to skip to the gameplay. 1. Hail to the King: Deathbat2. Polyfauna3. Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands…


Hands-on with The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles, Ubisoft's bot battling puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 1 hour ago
Hands-on with The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles, Ubisoft's bot battling puzzler

Ubisoft's new tower defence game - The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles - is slick. Really slick. You control a group of robots to try to reach an exit point, avoiding gun turrets along the way, all the while collecting stars and soft currency. On the flipside, sometimes you'll need to defend a position, at which point you're controlling the position of the towers. The visuals are absolutely fantastic, the controls work well, and the free-to-play stuff seems okay. Check it out.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 15

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 15

Harry and Danny are in the house for this week's episode of our Let's Play / How To Guide for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. They join James in a perilous quest to take on a massive dino, try out his brand new sword, and avoid Internet failures as best as they possibly can. Want to catch up on previous episodes? Click here for our Playlist.…