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Hands-on with Run Sackboy! Run!, the LittleBigPlanet auto-runner coming to mobiles

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Run Sackboy! Run!, the LittleBigPlanet auto-runner coming to mobiles

Much like seeing Pokemon on your iPad, controlling Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet on your mobile feels a bit weird, a bit out of place. Not that we're complaining mind, especially since he's starring in a pretty decent auto-runner. I had a quick look at the game, and already I can report that, while it's occasionally a bit “safe” feeling, it's definitely the high level of quality you'd expect.…


Hands-on with Monsu, the auto-runner featuring devilishly compulsive collectible cards

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Monsu, the auto-runner featuring devilishly compulsive collectible cards

If you're not yet completely sick of auto-runners, then you're in luck: there's a new one from Boomlagoon that's rather fun indeed. Monsu is the titular hero, and as well as avoiding chasms and bouncing on foes while running left to right, you'll also be nabbing collectible cards along the way to help you in your quest. Here's my quick hands-on with the game.…


Hands-on with Hitman: Sniper, Square Enix's long-range assassination sim

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Hitman: Sniper, Square Enix's long-range assassination sim

We got our first glimpse of Hitman: Sniper at this year's E3, where Peter was able to sit down with a nice man from Square Enix and watch him run through a level or two. As of a few hours ago, the game is now live in the Canadian App Store, meaning anyone from The Great North with an iPad and an itchy trigger finger can download the game and start picking off Russian gangsters with cold detatchment. This is a soft-launch build of the game, so elements of the experience may be tweaked before it goes global. Those of you outside of Canada should check out my hands-on video above to see what Hitman: Sniper has to offer.…


TGS 2014: Hands-on with Space Pirate Popet, the super-cute animal matching chain-maker

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
TGS 2014: Hands-on with Space Pirate Popet, the super-cute animal matching chain-maker

Generally speaking, match-three puzzlers focus on a single variable: usually colours, sometimes shapes. Space Pirate Popet, on the other hand, lets you match tiles by both colour and animal type. What's more, you can mix and match the two, allowing to create uber chains filled with blue dogs and pink giraffes and other psychadelic bestial creations. Take a look at our Tokyo Games Show hands-on above.…


TGS 2014: Hands-on with Rad Boarding, the mountain surfing, lava-dodging trickfest

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
TGS 2014: Hands-on with Rad Boarding, the mountain surfing, lava-dodging trickfest

When we attended the Tokyo Games Show a few days back, we got the chance to try our hands at a whole heap of unreleased - and largely unheard of - mobile games. Among the pile was Rad Boarding, an impressive looking endless-surfer which puts an emphasis on speed and style. It also throws a massive, sinister bear into the background from time to time, which definitely didn't creep us out one little bit OH JESUS WHAT WAS THAT SOUND oh it's just a door slamming nevermind anyway watch the vid above.…


Hands-on with Inferno 2, the gorgeously neon game of shooty shooty

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Inferno 2, the gorgeously neon game of shooty shooty

If you played Inferno+ you're probably very excited indeed to hear that there's a new game in the series out in the neon wilds. I went hands-on with Inferno 2 to take a quick look at what's on offer in this arcade-y twin stick shooter. What I found was intense action, whip smart level design, and a deep levelling system. Take a look.…


Hands-on with The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle, the very British murder-mystery sleuth-'em-up

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle, the very British murder-mystery sleuth-'em-up

Though we saw many games at EGX 2014 last week, The Adventures of Betram Fiddle was the one which made us smile the most. This is partly due to the game's quirky cartoon art style and cute Victorian setting, but mostly because this point-and-click adventure tells its tale of a very British explorator investigating murders in London with its tongue firmly in its cheek. Pocket Gamer's Mark Brown introduces us to the basics of Bertram Fiddle in the video above. …


Hands-on with Overkill 3, the cover shooter where you take cover and shoot

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Overkill 3, the cover shooter where you take cover and shoot

Overkill 3 is a videogame with guns and men in it. If you fire the guns in Overkill 3 at the men in Overkill 3, the men in Overkill 3 fall over. Sometimes these men don't get back up again because they are dead. Other times they look like they are dead, but they are not dead, they're just pretending to be dead. When this happens, you must fire your gun at them a second time until they stop pretending to be dead and become actually dead. Then a helicopter appears and points happen and sometimes I don't know why I even bother.…


Hands-on with Vainglory, the magical Metal-powered mobile MOBA

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Vainglory, the magical Metal-powered mobile MOBA

Remember the Apple keynote a few weeks back? Remeber that studio with the silly name that came up on stage and demoed a really pretty MOBA? Well that game was Vainglory, and we've played the soft-launched version. Currently available for free in the Philippines, the game lets you take control of a variety of impressive looking fantasy beasties and set about laying waste to AI and online opponents. Pocket Gamer reviews man Harry Slater guides you through the basics of Vainglory in the video above.…


Johnny Scraps: Clash of Dimensions sees a pig beat the undead heck out of some evil skeletons

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Johnny Scraps: Clash of Dimensions sees a pig beat the undead heck out of some evil skeletons

I'll bet that when you woke up this morning, you didn't think to yourself "I reckon today is the day I watch a very aggressive time-travelling pig smack the snot out of some prehistoric skeletons". But if you click play on the trailer below, that's exactly what you'll see. Johnny Scraps: Clash of Dimensions is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, and appears to be a hyperactive arena brawler with loads of levels, tons of enemies, and 10 game modes to conquer. [App Store link][Google Play link][Windows Phone link]…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 6 - Bone Talk

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 6 - Bone Talk

This week I decided to take our Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition series to the Twitch stream. There were a couple of reasons for doing so. First, it meant that I could play the game for ages and make some real progress. Second, the community was on hand to answer any questions I might have, in the live chat window. Third, I just kinda fancied playing a bit of Minecraft, as I'm really getting into it at the moment. Also: Enderman.…


Hands-on with Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, the super effective TCG for iPad pokemaniacs

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, the super effective TCG for iPad pokemaniacs

We've known about Pokemon Trading Card Game Online coming to iPad since August, and now the wait is finally over... for Canadians. If you've got yourself a fancy Canadian account, you can go grab Pokemon Trading Card Game Online for free right now, but if you don't, then you should take a look at our Mark's hands-on video, and let him run you through what's on offer.…


Hands-on with Air Race Speed, the fast but twitchy futuristic racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Air Race Speed, the fast but twitchy futuristic racer

There are two things that a racing game needs in order to win me over. First is a sense of speed, and preferably a lot of it. Air Race Speed totally nails this element, as even with the slower ships you still feel like you're travelling incredibly fast. Second is a control setup that is responsive and accurate. This is where Air Race Speed stumbles a little, with its spotty touch and tilt controls. It's an interesting game concept though, and I think it'll find an audience. If you think that might be you, click play on the video below to find out for sure.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 11

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 11

James, Harry, and I are back for another episode of our Let's Play of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. Here they take on The Shadow in the Mountains, The Mountain Roughrider, and Attack of the Giant Bugs. There's also plenty of talk about the Dreamcast, because obviously, and Harry is really bitter about it, because obviously. Missed an episode and need to catch up? Here's what came before.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 10

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 10

James, Harry, and I take on the Giadrome, fight the Khezu, and kill Velocidrome in this episode of our ongoing Let's Play series on Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. As well as our legendary scrap with the Shadow in the Mountains, there's talk of James' Tumblr documenting how many monkeys he's murdered, Harry's opinion on “lady ball sacks”, and Resident Evil chat aplenty. Oh and claws. Lots of claws. Fancy catching up with the rest of the series? Here's what came before.…