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Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 18 hours ago
Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Tiltagon has you tilting and twisting and turning your iOS device here, there, and everywhere. A curious mix of endless action and maze roller, the procedurally generated stages have you guiding a ball around a minimalist course trying to collect as many points as possible before falling to your doom. I was lucky enough to see Tiltagon at Pocket Gamer's Big Indie Pitch in Finland during Slush, and just had to nab a TestFlight build to show you lovely lot too. Take a look.…


Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 day, 21 hours ago
Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Every so often we send off superhero Community Manager Danny Russell on an adventure. Last time we sent him to try out some Monster Hunter-themed food and video his reactions. This time we sent him to Korea. Don't worry though, we sent him to the nice bit... y'know... in the South. Specifically we sent him to G-Star 2014, a huge event attended by tens of thousands of Korean gaming enthusiasts. We'll have coverage of the games he saw there here on AppSpy soon no doubt (and over on Pocket Gamer too), but for the time being we thought we'd bring you a collage of the sights and sounds from his trip to Busan, via the magic of social media. Danny sets off.   A photo posted by Danny…


Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 1 hour ago
Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

The Flick Soccer series has been with us for some time, and the “flick object at other object” genre has been with us even longer than that. In that time the gameplay has evolved from needing to hit a specific target, to needing to hit a specific target from further away, then to adding curve and spin, and including multipliers and timers, and so on. Flick Soccer 15 is (expectedly) yet another evolution of this format, with all the polish and attention to detail you'd expect. Take a look at the game running below.…


Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 18 hours ago
Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

With so many Match-3 puzzlers available, and really only a handful that anyone sticks to playing, you have to do something pretty different to stand out from the crowd of “me too” gem swappers. Rescue Quest keeps the core of what makes Match-3 great, and then adds a little extra strategic depth by asking you to create a clear path between you and imprisoned fairies. I quite like Rescue Quest, and I think you might quite like it too. So take a look at my hands-on video below.…


Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 20 hours ago
Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Proun+ is really fast. Really really fast. “Just how fast is 'really fast'?”, you ask. Ridiculously so, I respond. It also sports a fetching Futurist look, and though its art style occasionally gets in the way of the gameplay, it's quite beautiful in motion. Click play on the video below to see how I got on with it.…


These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 days, 21 hours ago
These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

For years discerning gaming journalists and fans alike have prophesied the tragic death of a formerly untouchable genre - one that we all grew up with and share our finest gaming memories with. That's right, the JRPG, which is apparently dead, buried, and almost forgotten. Well, it turns out it isn't dead - it's just hiding on Android, where it will be re-emerging in 2015. Check out the trailers below for video evidence of this sleeping giant. Wizard Golf Shadowgate Breath of Fire 6 Project Phoenix Chaos Rings 3 Pier Solar and the Great Architects…


Very Big Budgets - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 2 hours ago
Very Big Budgets - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Every Sunday we bring you a quick round-up of all the cool things from the site that we think you'll love. We call it AppSpy's Sunday Service - this week featuring Glen, the newest addition to the regular team. The Big Stories 1. It was a week of huge console games and TV properties getting tie-in mobile apps and spin-offs, starting off with Far Cry 4's poker tie-in... 2. … then The Crew coming to mobile (sort of)... 3. … and news of a new Need for Speed coming to a device near you. 4. Elsewhere we were concerned about this kid spending $3000 on Gems in Clash of Clans... 5. … and less concerned for the state of Johnny Rotten's bank account. AppSpy Recommends El…


7 movies recreated in extraordinary detail in Supernauts

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 19 hours ago
7 movies recreated in extraordinary detail in Supernauts

We really liked Supernauts when we reviewed it way back in June of this year. It's a lovely little collaborative social game, and I spent many an hour building elaborate structures. But it never occurred to me that I could recreate the essence of a whole movie. Thankfully there are people in this world that are much much brighter than I am, and they've done exactly that. Here then are 7 of the very best silver screen creations from Supernauts, off of that there Everyplay. Wreck-It Ralph Despicable Me The Simpsons Independence Day Tron Toy Story Sharknado Think you've found an even better one? Let us know via the comments.…


What does spending $3000 on Gems in Clash of Clans look like? This

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
What does spending $3000 on Gems in Clash of Clans look like? This

SlimmyshankCoC is a Clash of Clans player, and a fairly well-known one at that. He's mostly known because of his YouTube channel, and specifically his "Crazy Gem Spending" videos, in which he splurges a bunch of cash on IAPs in an effort to make himself artificially more powerful in Supercell's free-to-play strategy management title. I've gathered up all of these videos thus far, and tallied up how much he's spent in this series alone. It's a lot. So take a look at the episodes below and see what $3000+ of iTunes credit will buy you. Oh and FYI: from about video 6 onwards his videos get NSFW in some fairly immature ways. SlimmyshankCoC by name... 1. Total spend this video = $300 2.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 11 - Creeper City

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 11 - Creeper City

You want one full hour of Minecraft: PE? Cool! Then I'm here to give that to you. I decided to stream my latest adventure in AppSpy world live on Twitch, and it went swimmingly. Well, it did to begin with. After a while I got completely lost, realised I was alone, got a bit scared, and then decided I needed to make another shelter to keep me safe during the night. But just as I began to let my guard down, it all went wrong. I did make the biggest diving board ever though, so that's something I suppose. Also: creepers! Missed an episode? Catch up here.…


Tricking dogs, peeking at Pandora, and loads of games - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 5 days ago
Tricking dogs, peeking at Pandora, and loads of games - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Welcome to AppSpy's Sunday Service, the fastest way to catch up on everything you've missed from the world of mobile video games. The Big Stories 1. Playable Angry Birds cakes are an actual thing. 2. There's a fresh new trailer for Tales from the Borderlands. It's shaping up to be awesome. 3. Gamebanjo is a bloody huge collection of games, and it's now out on Android. 4. Million's Lovers certainly looks amazing, but you lot are wondering if its art style may have been borrowed from another game. 5. XCOM: Enemy Within is out now on iOS and Android. AppSpy Recommends Both myself and James have really enjoyed our time with Golfinity thus far. It's an endless putting game by Nimb…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 19

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 5 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 19

As we roll into episode 19 of our ongoing series playing Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS, James and I find ourselves once again in good company. The AppSpy community is here to help us beat the flipping flip out of any creatures stood in our way, and we're more than happy to reap the rewards. There's a particularly cool bit of armour on display in this episode, as well as a ridiculously awesome conch shell weapon, plus the usual end-of-the-week chat, so get stuck in. It's okay if you've missed a couple of episodes, as you can catch up via our playlist.…


7 ridiculously hard stages from Geometry Dash

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
7 ridiculously hard stages from Geometry Dash

Geometry Dash is a hard game, and features some absurdly challenging levels in it that will prove tough to even the most patient, dedicated, and skilful of hardcore video gamers. Seriously, some of the stages are stupidly, ridiculously, supremely difficult, and take ages to complete, let alone master. But just how hard is hard? I've collected a bunch of video evidence off of that Everyplay, and attempt to convey just how hard these levels are. Hard. Harder than hard. Harder than that. Harder than working out a very hard equation. Harder than a hard boiled egg that went to the school of hard knocks. Harder than 40 hard men from Chard, who have done hard time in prison for b…


Hands-on with Knituma, in which a bear is knitting a lovely scarf

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Knituma, in which a bear is knitting a lovely scarf

With winter setting in, we usually turn our attentions to keeping warm. Personally I've been shopping for a nice cosy hat, and some spangly new gloves to do exactly that. Yet no winter outfit would be complete without a scarf, and indeed no scarf could possibly be cooler than one knitted by a bear. If only I knew a bear like the one in Knituma: one obsessed with adding as many balls of wool as possible to the scarf they're knitting, so that the scarf stretches out to thousands of kilometres in length.…


Hands-on with Wars and Battles, in which hex-based strategy war gaming is actually way more entertaining than it sounds

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Wars and Battles, in which hex-based strategy war gaming is actually way more entertaining than it sounds

These super involved strategy games that play out on hexagonal tiles are often a real drag, and I just can't find much energy to get into them. But Wars and Battles is a bit different. It's no less serious and po-faced than the other games on the market, but once you've got the hang of the simple controls, you stop faffing about fiddling and instead start thinking tactically about your approach to the varied situations you're given. Wars and Battles is pretty cool by my book, here's what it looks like in motion.…