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The 6 best gamebooks on mobile - you HAVE to play these

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 7 hours, 4 minutes ago
The 6 best gamebooks on mobile - you HAVE to play these

Mobile gaming is an incredibly diverse space. You've got everything from The Walking Dead to Candy Crush. Critical Ops to Angry Birds. iPhone to Nvidia Shield (lol). But there's one genre that often goes unappreciated. Overlooked. Disregarded. (I'm going to stop listing things in threes now.) Oh, that genre is the gamebook. Gamebooks are often ignored because people think they're boring, or they think books are a pastime from a bygone age, or because- No, Oscar! Don't list another item for comic effect! Basically what I'm trying to say is that gamebooks might not be the biggest genre in the world, but they are home to some of the most engrossing experiences out there. So let's take a loo…

The 10 most beautiful games on mobile

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 9 hours, 2 minutes ago
The 10 most beautiful games on mobile

Mobile games are often looked down on in the graphics department. Despite Apple championing a new chip every two weeks and Android phones having more RAM than a highland sheep, many still think of them as 'casual', 'ugly', and 'isn't that just Candy Crush'? But the App Store and Google Play have some of the most gorgeous looking games in the world up their internet pipes. Let's take a look at some of the best. Monument Valley With bright colours and an overtly Escherian style, Monument Valley is possibly the most striking and distinctive game on mobile, and it deserves to be on every single device. Oh, and it's a puzzle game, if you didn't already know. But I'm sure you did. So that's c…

Race across America on a giant motorbike in Faily Rider

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 11 hours, 51 minutes ago
Race across America on a giant motorbike in Faily Rider

Ever wanted to ride across America on a giant motorbike? Well now you can. Sort of. As long as you don't mind the odd cactus and broken neck. Try Faily Rider if that sounds like your idea of fun!…

Rob a bank and speed away from the cops in Drifty Chase

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 11 hours, 57 minutes ago
Rob a bank and speed away from the cops in Drifty Chase

Drifty Chase is pretty cool. It's simple - you just rob the bank, speed away, and try not to crash round corners - but escaping from the police is fun, and reminds me of my childhood. Maybe. Check out the video to see more!…

Family Guy, Futurama, and American Dad in a card battler?!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 12 hours, 8 minutes ago
Family Guy, Futurama, and American Dad in a card battler?!

That's right! Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, King of the Hill, and Bob's Burgers have joined forces to make this brand new card battler, Animation Throwdown. Check out Oscar's hands-on video to find out more!…

There's a new Wizard of Oz game?!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 12 hours, 24 minutes ago
There's a new Wizard of Oz game?!

For some reason, there's a new Wizard of Oz game out. Oscar checks it out.…

What's with all the GO games?

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 12 hours, 32 minutes ago
What's with all the GO games?

What is with all the GO games recently? Let's find out...…

The 5 best memes that got turned into ridiculous games

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 3 days, 6 hours ago
The 5 best memes that got turned into ridiculous games

There's something about memes that are so… young. And I don't mean that they've only existed for a few years. I mean they represent exactly what it means to be a young person in the year 2016: they're fleeting, not funny, and often involve exhibiting one's… delicates. Or drugs. Those too. Memes also, on occasion, get transformed into another medium. Since playing video games are the second most millennial activity - after creating memes themselves, of course - we thought we'd run down five memes that got turned into great games. Ish. 5. Bud Farm: Grass Roots You can already tell what this is, can't you? Yes, it's a weed farming sim. What a world we live in. You can bake…

EVERY Telltale game, ranked

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 3 days, 8 hours ago
EVERY Telltale game, ranked

Good news everyone! Batman - The Telltale Series is finally out on iOS! Our sister site Pocket Gamer has got a lovely review of the first episode up right now, but what of Telltale's other mobile efforts? The Californian developer has, well, developed a knack and reputation for making episodic, story driven 'interactive experiences'. But which of them are hot, and which are not? The Walking Dead, or dead man walking? Minecraft: Story Mode, or Minecraft: Story NOPE? Game of Thrones or Game of NO? I'll stop now. Here are the seven Telltale games on the App Store, listed from worst to best (not including the old ones like Jurassic Park and Sam & Max, because, like, they're well rubbish m…

The 5 best AR games on mobile

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 4 days, 8 hours ago
The 5 best AR games on mobile

Before a certain collect 'em up launched this summer, augmented reality had kind of died a death. Sure, the 3DS came with those little cards, and you played with them for 10 minutes when you first opened the box, but they soon got confined to that drawer in your bedroom with the football pump and the Action Man your auntie got you for your 15th birthday. 15, mind. What was she thinking? Since then, you've barely even given AR a thought. You scoffed at Microsoft's futile attempt to revive the technology when it revealed the Hololens. Then Pokemon GO came along. Pokemon GO showed the world what AR could do. If used correctly, AR can be one amazing gaming tool. So let's take a look at the fi…

Why you NEED to play Pokemon Sun and Moon

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 4 days, 12 hours ago
Why you NEED to play Pokemon Sun and Moon

I was going to write something controversial about Pokemon. How another new pair of games, with another new region and more new characters, might be overkill. How ideas are starting to dry up, how the repeating loop and same adventure every time is becoming tired. How Pokemon has lost its edge, how the designs are stupid, and how - after Pokemon GO was such a hit - maybe the mainline games should hang up their Poke Balls for good. The truth, however, is that Game Freak and The Pokemon Company are only just getting started. Pokemon has never been so exciting. Pokemon is improving with every game The DS era was not kind to the series. Pokemon's art style struggled with the transition o…

The 5 best quiz games on mobile if you just can't wait for Trivia Crack X

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 5 days, 11 hours ago
The 5 best quiz games on mobile if you just can't wait for Trivia Crack X

Good news, trivia fans! Who Wants to be a Millionaire is coming back! Just joking. I wish it was coming back. Well it sort of is. You'll see what I mean. Anyway. If you just can't get enough of pub quizzes, love getting stumped by a sticky wicket, or just want to show off to your mates, mobile general knowledge quizzes are for you. And with Trivia Crack X out this week, we thought it'd be the perfect time to run down some of the best quiz apps on mobile. So here is that lovely little list! Play all these and you'll be winning University Challenge in no time. MovieCat 2 MovieCat 2 is possibly the greatest game of all time. Any app that has a load of kittens dressing up and reenact…

4 reasons why FIFA 17 Mobile will fail

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 6 days, 7 hours ago
4 reasons why FIFA 17 Mobile will fail

FIFA 17 Mobile has been revealed! Well, sort of. EA just quietly put all the details up on their site without telling anyone, which is helpful. Our sister site Pocket Gamer has all the serious details, but here we're going to tell you exactly why FIFA Mobile (as it's officially known) is going to flop. Because obviously. 4. It's called FIFA Mobile (for real this time) Last year, before the release of FIFA 16 on console, EA told us its mobile companion would be called FIFA 16: Ultimate Team, indicating a move towards pure pack opening and dream teams. The giant publisher then changed its tune, instead informing us that FIFA 16: Ultimate Team would now be called FIFA Mobile - confusing…

The 7 best hacking games on mobile you just NEED to play

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 6 days, 11 hours ago
The 7 best hacking games on mobile you just NEED to play

With the release of Hackers this week, we're in a bit of a wacky-hacky mood here at AppSpy. We want to infiltrate the CIA's servers and find out all of the world's secrets: what is Vladimir Putin doing right now, where does Barack Obama go for his tea, why does Donald Trump exist, and so forth. Unfortunately, we're writers, meaning we have no discernible talent, and hence cannot hack, code, program, type, turn the laptop on, boil the kettle, or even get out of bed in the morning - so hacking anything for real is out of the question. It's a good job, then, that the App Store has a bunch of hacking games just waiting to be played to scratch our computer-y itch. Let's take a look at the best…

Why Animation Throwdown (Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, et al.) is a complete mess

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 1 week ago
Why Animation Throwdown (Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, et al.) is a complete mess

If you didn't already know, Animation Throwdown is a weird mash up of a plethora of adult cartoons (not those ones, you dirty bugger). It smashes together Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, King of the Hill, and Bob's Burgers (I've never heard of that last one either), and turns the resulting dog's dinner into a card battler. I know, it's bizarre. In the 'worst crossovers ever' debate, this is up there with Batman v Superman (dreadful), Simpsons x Family Guy (can you tell I don't like Family Guy?), and LEGO Minecraft (they're both the same bloody thing!). Let me explain just why I think Animation Throwdown is such a mess. (Content warning: contains hot takes. [Not hot cakes. Though that…