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Hands-on with Beat the Beat, the indie shmup firing on all dubstep cannons

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Beat the Beat, the indie shmup firing on all dubstep cannons

Coming to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in summer of 2015, Beat the Beat is a rhythm action dubstep shooter, in which the enemies are brought into play and react to the music being played. As you can probably expect, this combo of dynamic and bass heavy beats, mixing with intense shooting and dodging makes for some incredibly gameplay - gameplay that really needs to be seen (and heard) to be believed. Which is exactly what you can do by pressing play on the video below.…

Hands-on with Fast & Furious: Legacy, Kabam's new drift and drag racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Fast & Furious: Legacy, Kabam's new drift and drag racer

Fast & Furious: Legacy is currently in soft-launch in Denmark, and since the original game was so gosh darn popular I simply had to go see if this new one is up to the same standard of the series. It's certainly well within Kabam's wheelhouse: a drag and drift racer with some auto-runner elements included for good measure too. Here's how it looks, if you have a Danish account you can grab it from the link under the video. [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Angry Birds Fight!, the match-3 birdie brawler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Angry Birds Fight!, the match-3 birdie brawler

So Angry Birds Fight! is a match-3 puzzler with RPG elements, and I'm not massively impressed with what I've played so far of the soft-launched version currently available in Thailand. It's not a bad game at all, though the audio isn't nearly up to the franchise's usual high quality, it's just that it's in a genre that's kind of played out at this point, and a match-3 would have to do something really interesting to grab my attention these days. Maybe you'll like the look of it? Find out by clicking play on the video below. [App Store link]…

A wild game appears! - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
A wild game appears! - AppSpy's Sunday Service

It's Sunday! So make yourself a coffee, pop your feet up, and skim through the most exciting stuff AppSpy has made for you this week. The Big Stories 1. Fahrenheit has passed through Apple's strict content regulations uncensored - NSFW sex scenes and all. 2. Forgotten Memories is shaping up to be absolutely terrifying. 3. These are the top 8 Japanese RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile... 4. … and these are the 8 best Western RPGs for people who don't like Western RPGs. 5. Plus, we went hands-on with a very early build of The Wild. AppSpy Recommends Destructamundo has you destroying planets in spectacular methods that usually involve large explosions. It's pretty brutal…

The top 10 Action RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The top 10 Action RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile

Action RPGs have found a reasonably good home on mobile. We have Dungeon Hunter, Kingsroad, and Bastion which all have deft touch controls, expansive worlds to explore, and, most importantly, loot. Lots of loot. However, mobile definitely needs more of the classic entries in the genre, so I've compiled a list of the 10 best action RPGs that could conceivably come to mobile. 1. Diablo II - Arguably the most important action RPG of all time, the Diablo franchise instilled in a lot of gamers an unhealthy addiction to loot  that still remains today. Diablo II is the highlight of the franchise so far. 2. Torchlight II - If…

Test your gaming knowledge with this exclusive Reveal 2 question pack, for free, courtesy of AppSpy

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Test your gaming knowledge with this exclusive Reveal 2 question pack, for free, courtesy of AppSpy

Have you heard about Reveal 2 yet? It's a super fun image guessing game, and it's out right now on iOS. There are a load of different game packs available for purchase in the game, but here at AppSpy we're giving you, our lovely community, a pack dedicated to testing your mobile gaming knowledge. And here's the best part: it's free! Here's how you get it... 1. Ensure you've downloaded Reveal 2 from the App Store or Google Play2. Select the "Mobile's Biggest" pack from the game menu3. Thwack in the following code - APPSPY504. There is no number 4. You're done. Enjoy! The code gives you free access to an exclusive set of image challenges to see if you really know your Tiny Wings from you…

Hands-on with Angry Birds Stella POP!, the new bubble popper from Rovio

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Angry Birds Stella POP!, the new bubble popper from Rovio

There's no two ways about it, Angry Birds Stella POP! plays a heck of a lot like Bubble Witch Saga and Puzzle Bobble. But you know what? That's okay. Currently in soft-launch in Canada, Angry Birds Stella POP! might not be the most original game, but it's very well put together, looks lovely, and sounds even better. Here's what it looks like. [App Store link]…

The top 13 Western RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The top 13 Western RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile

Western RPGs come in a variety of different flavours but in general they're darker, bloodier, and more open-ended than their Japanese counterparts. Yesterday's list was much shorter and for one reason: a lot of the greatest JRPGs have already made it onto mobile. There are a lot of Western RPGs that are timeless and shouldn't remain as a forgotten chapter in gaming history. Here's a list of the top 13 that I think should be preserved on iOS and Android. 1. Gothic II - Most certainly Piranha Bytes' best game ever, Gothic II stands the test of time by having one of the grittiest and most responsive worlds in RPG history. The combat system was rhythm based and would serve…

6 brilliantly minimalist iOS games you have to play

Feature By Ananth Shastri, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
6 brilliantly minimalist iOS games you have to play

With all the immense power of our newest smartphones, it's easy to forget that minimalist games can look just as stunning as games which push your phones to the limit. There's a certain elegance in using bold colors and clean lines to convey an engaging concept. The following games are shining examples of the proper way to combine satisfying gameplay and minimalistic visuals in one very appealing package. 1. Boson X - We’re really kicking it off with a bang... or at least with a collision between microscopic subatomic particles. Boson X is a fabulous endless rotational runner sporting twitchy and fast-paced action. Boson X rewards quick reflexes as well as knowledge of the patte…

The top 8 Japanese RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The top 8 Japanese RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile

JRPGs make up a huge selection of my fondest gaming memories and I know I'm not the only one. From their diverse cast of characters, intense battle sections, and ridiculous plots, it's hard not to fall in love with the genre once you've played your first. A lot of JRPGs have already made the jump onto iOS and Android but I'll never be satisfied until they're all on there. Hence this list, which is essentially a wishlist of AppSpy's top 8 Japanese RPGs that are yet to make it onto mobile. 1. Tales of Symphonia - My favourite game of all time, Tales of Symphonia has got it all. An addictive and emotionally charged plot, the best characters of any JRPG ever, an action…

Hands-on with Endless Balance, Balance of the Shaolin's arcade mode

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Endless Balance, Balance of the Shaolin's arcade mode

I rather liked Balance of the Shaolin when I played it back in July of 2014, and now its developer is back with a new game very much based on its gameplay mechanics, and have called it Endless Balance. Think of the two games as complimentary: Endless Balance is the arcade-oriented highscore chaser, where Balance of the Shaolin is the story mode. The game is fresh out on the App Store, you can grab it via the link below this video. [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Forgotten Memories, 2015's most terrifying horror game?

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Forgotten Memories, 2015's most terrifying horror game?

The Silent Hill series. The Clock Tower franchise. Rule of Rose. Fatal Frame. The first two Resident Evil games. If any of these titles just sent a shiver of nervous excitement and fear up your spine, you simply have to watch our early look at Forgotten Memories, a horror game heavily inspired by those classics coming in 2015. Seriously, take a look at this terrifying bit of business.…

Hands-on with Bungee Mummy, in which we learn to fling the dead

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Bungee Mummy, in which we learn to fling the dead

Bungee Mummy asks you to fling a mummy - i.e. a dead person wrapped in linens and whatnot - around various puzzle platforming stages. This is why video games are awesome. An act that would actually be pretty horrific (and not to mention dusty) in real life, is actually a perfectly pleasant activity for a free-to-play action game to ask you to partake in. Here's our hands-on video from Pocket Gamer Connects.…

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

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks 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, 2 months, 3 weeks 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]…