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Hands-on with NERF Hoops, the flipping fun foam-filled flinger

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with NERF Hoops, the flipping fun foam-filled flinger

If you missed out on the Paper Toss craze a few years back, then Backflip once again has you covered, this time in a free-to-play format and with a NERF licence chucked in for good measure. NERF Hoops is pretty fun when you start getting into it, and comparing your score with mates is always neat. If you've played the game it's based on to death then there's not too much new for you here, but for everyone else, the game is well worth closer inspection. Take a look at my hands-on with the game below, and watch as I get an epic score on the hardest difficulty level.…


Genre Busters: top 5 hardcore platformers on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Genre Busters: top 5 hardcore platformers on iOS

The platforming genre is almost as old as gaming itself, and you aren't a truly “hardcore” gamer until you've bested a fiendishly tough test of jumping. Being 1337 gamers ourselves, James and I have our own personal favourites when it comes to platforming on mobile, and in the below video you'll see the best, most punishing, totally gruelling platformers to ever grace a touchscreen. Too busy jumpin' to watch the full hour? No problem, here are the links to jump to the content you want to see. 1. Kid Tripp2. League of Evil 33. Rayman Fiesta Run4. Mikey Hooks5. Super Crate Box…


Hands-on with Space Age, the retro-inspired space adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Space Age, the retro-inspired space adventure

Pocket Gamer's Mark Brown has gone and had a sneaky peek at Space Age, an adventure game with a classic schlock sci-fi aesthetic, and pulpy narrative. Click play on the video below to see the game in motion, then sound off in the comments and let us know if you're excited for its release.…


Hands-on with Illusion of L'Phalcia, the JRPG where your best friend is a speaking Leopard

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Illusion of L'Phalcia, the JRPG where your best friend is a speaking Leopard

To a large extent, you know what you're getting with a Kemco JRPG. It's likely to be a good quality, retro-inspired adventure featuring anime visuals, a good soundtrack, and a decent battle system to boot. What you may not be expecting is a talking cat who fights alongside you for scraps of food. But that's what you get with Illusion of L'Phalcia. Here's my hands-on.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 3 - Getting Murdered

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 3 - Getting Murdered

Despite the rather grim title, I did enjoy most of my time with Minecraft: PE this week. I made lots of progress with my little mine, created new types of tools from even better materials, built a furnace, and even found a hidden underground cave. But there was also murder by some stupid jerk that creeped up on me. See the highs and the lows, in the video below. Missed an episode? Not to worry: see the entire series here.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 6

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 6

With a significant victory puffing wind into our sails, James, Harry and myself are eager to get stuck into the Monster Hunter Freedom Unite action in this episode. We fight rare forest Congas, go giddy for the mushroom gold rush, and test our mettle once again against the land shark. How do we get on? Find out by clicking play on the video below. Missed the last episode? You wally, click here.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 5

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 5

So yeah, I wuss out a bit in Episode 5 of our Monster Hunter Freedom Unite series. I told fellow MH compatriots Harry and James that all I want to do after the string of shocking defeats we've been experiencing, is to head into the wilds and pick Mountain Herbs. But things really heat up when the AppSpy / Pocket Gamer crew meet with what would become our nemesis. The mighty Congalala: a pink monkey with a bad case of wind. An epic battle ensues, and this is how it unfolds... Need to catch up on the last episode? Click here.…


Genre Busters: the best Pokemon alternatives on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Genre Busters: the best Pokemon alternatives on iOS

It's abundantly clear by now that, were Nintendo to release (or re-release) a Pokemon game on iOS or Android, the company would clean up. So many people want to catch a Porygon on their mobile that other games companies have realised that there's a hefty profit to be made from filling that JRPG-lite hole in the market, and have gone ahead and created games heavily inspired on the premier monster battler. But which games are worth your time, and what's less use than a Magikarp? Find out below, in video form. Not got a full hour? Scrub through to the various games on our list using the ever-so dandy links below. 1. Mighty Monsters2. Monster Legacy3. Beastie Bay4. Micromon And a big tha…


These 8 Soccer Physics goals will make you shout 'What? I don't believe what I'm seeing! Martha? Martha! Come in here and see this'

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
These 8 Soccer Physics goals will make you shout 'What? I don't believe what I'm seeing! Martha? Martha! Come in here and see this'

Soccer Physics is easily my favourite game of football on mobile. Easily. The chaotic blend of physics gone rogue, pitch conditions changing rapidly, and super simple controls ensures that even non-soccer fans enjoy its absurd fun. I've had a scour of Everyplay to bring you the best, most over-the-top replays of Soccer Physics goals I could find. Here are my favourites; There's a darn good reason this is the most watched Soccer Physics video, it's got everything: physical comedy, high tension, and an epic goal. This player manages to lose an entire member of their team before conceding a goal. What a wally. This guy just cannot even. Jammiest goal ever? Yeah, probably. This…


Hands-on with Berry Rush, the ever-so sweet auto-runner starring Strawberry Shortcake

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Berry Rush, the ever-so sweet auto-runner starring Strawberry Shortcake

I have a soft spot for cute games, and it doesn't get a whole lot more cute than Berry Rush. The game has you running over rainbows, decorating cupcakes, and flying a gigantic pink butterly. That butterfly. Man. Berry Rush is a three channel auto-runner featuring Strawberry Shortcake, and as such it's not going to be for everyone, but it's well put together and I think kids (and parents of kids) are probably going to dig it in a big way.  …


Hands-on with Smarter Than You, the game where lying to your friends allows you to kill them quicker

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Smarter Than You, the game where lying to your friends allows you to kill them quicker

Smarter Than You is a game for liars, cheats, and vagabonds. It's also very very cool. I got my hands on an early build of the game so I could bring you some first impressions of this title in which you need to fib through your teeth in order to stand the best chance of winning matches against your friends.…


Hands-on with Battle Riders, the dark and gritty game of vehicular combat

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Battle Riders, the dark and gritty game of vehicular combat

If you remember the likes of Carmageddon, Twisted Metal, and Vigilante 8 with a certain fondness, then Battle Riders is right up your wreckage-filled street. It's a car combat game with big weapons, fast cars, and a very aggressive AI. With its detailed car models and desolate tracks, it's also quite the looker, and its crunchy metal soundtrack will have you throwing up the horns every now and then too.…


Hands-on with Mikey Boots, where shoes with jet propulsion are expectedly awesome

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Mikey Boots, where shoes with jet propulsion are expectedly awesome

In this follow-up to Mikey Shorts and Mikey Hooks, our eponymous hero is back for another round of time trial-focused platforming action, this time with jet boots. From my relatively short amount of time with the game, it's pretty clear that it's a quality release, with tight controls and a visual style that's reminiscent of classic British and European PC games. See how much fun flying about with rockets strapped to your feet is by clicking play on the video below.…


Hands-on with Etherlords, the next generation of mobile card battler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Etherlords, the next generation of mobile card battler

Don't let its slick presentation and focus on strong dialogue and storytelling fool you, Etherlords belongs in the same genre as far more basic-looking games like Rage of Bahamut. Currently only available on mobile in Denmark, I'm really impressed by what I played of Etherlords during its soft-launch, and I think you will be too when it goes global in the next few days. Click play to see early gameplay footage.…


Hands-on with Valiant Hearts, the Catch-22 of video games

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Valiant Hearts, the Catch-22 of video games

Or maybe that should be “the M.A.S.H. of video games”? Either way, Valiant Hearts mixes comedy and tragedy in much the same ways as those two satirical works of anti-war fiction. At one moment you're saying a tear-filled farewell to your family, the next you're pootling about in your underwear, and then you're watching your friends get cut down by machine guns. Here's one final quick look at Valiant Hearts, before it's available worldwide.…