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Hands-on with Daytona Rush, the endless racer that goes round and round and round and round and

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Daytona Rush, the endless racer that goes round and round and round and round and

So far I've enjoyed my time with this early version of Daytona Rush. A colourful and chunky endless racer, Daytona Rush mostly has you zipping between three lanes, trying to avoid the heavily congested tracks, all the while keeping an eye on your fuel gauge and pitting into a fourth lane to resupply. The game's out shortly, here's an early look...…

Hello GEOFF - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello GEOFF - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Every Sunday AppSpy condenses all you need to know about portable gaming into one article, and calls it AppSpy's Sunday Service. This is that article. Hello. The Big Stories 1. GEOFF is here, and we have the world exclusive first look. 2. Gasp! We reviewed 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D. 3. This is how to play Bayonetta on your iPhone (well, kind of...) 4. Beat the Beat is a shmup in which the enemies move and fire to the rhythm of the dubstep soundtrack. 5. There's a new Fast & Furious game in soft-launch. This is what it looks like. AppSpy Recommends Radiation Island is a first person survival game that borrows elements of Rust, Day-Z, and Minecraft, and blend…

Just how much damage can your mobile gaming device withstand?

Feature By Glen Fox, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Just how much damage can your mobile gaming device withstand?

There are a lot of things to consider when deciding which mobile, tablet, or handheld device you're planning to purchase. How many people consider how much damage your device is capable of taking before it jacks it in permanently? Not enough people, I'd wager. As ever, AppSpy has got your back and has taken the liberty of investigating this delicate issue for you. We find out which of your gaming devices can withstand the most damage with assistance from Blendtec. 1. iPhone 6 Plus - One thing's for sure: the iPhone 6 Plus bends. But how does it handle itself in a swirling vaccum of blades? Ultimately, not very well to be honest but it did put up a rather impressive fight. 2. …

In the beginning there was Siri, then there was Cortana, and now there's GEOFF

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
In the beginning there was Siri, then there was Cortana, and now there's GEOFF

We've been fortunate enough to get exclusive early access to GEOFF, the Gaming Entertainment Online Fact Finder. At its core, the new app -which is still currently in development - retrieves information on any game you throw at it. Angry Birds to Clash of Clans, The Room to Ridiculous Fishing, Thomas Was Alone to Tiny Tower: any game you can think of, it has statistics and trivia and facts like you wouldn't believe. Here's James to run you through some of the basics.…

Hands-on with Cava Racing, the upcoming futuristic racer with a whole lot of potential

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Cava Racing, the upcoming futuristic racer with a whole lot of potential

Cava Racing is gorgeous, there's no denying that - just hit play on the video below and you'll see. And when in a slower vehicle, the long sweeping corners and chicanes are extremely satisfying to weave through. Things get a little hair-raising when you step things up a gear though, and that needs to be worked out before launch. Luckily though, that may well not be for some time, as Cava Racing is currently very much in development, so there's still plenty of time to make the necessary tweaks.…

Hands-on with Sinking Feeling, which features very realistic glass

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Sinking Feeling, which features very realistic glass

No but really, that glass is very very realistic. Created by the ultra talented bunch at Force of Habit, Sinking Feeling is an endless action game that starts off hard and just gets increasingly ludicrous the further you get. You don't see the next stage of difficulty in this video, but it's probably for the best, lest your eyes explode from the speed at which pixels fly about the screen. Sinking Feeling is out on the 5th of February, the App Store link for which is below this video.…

Hands-on with The Ember Conflict, the soft-launched strategy game with a thing for pugs

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with The Ember Conflict, the soft-launched strategy game with a thing for pugs

There's a fair amount of tactical depth to The Ember Conflict, I tell you. You can grab and dominate the zones littered about each stage, or simply destroy your opponent's team through strategic play - it's up to you. I had a quick look at the soft-launched version, here's how I got on. [App Store link]…

Hands-on with The Hardest Flight, in which my brain gets all confused and that

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with The Hardest Flight, in which my brain gets all confused and that

Here's what you need to know about The Hardest Flight before clicking the play button on the video below; 1. It's an endless action game.2. It's straightforward to play, difficult to master.3. It's from Chillingo, so ads are all over the bloody shop.4. It's nevertheless pretty good. There. Now hit play, and grab it for free from the link under our video when it hits the App Store on 5th February. [App Store link]…

6 more real versions of mobile games, featuring Scribblenauts, Peggle, Minecraft, and more

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 months, 3 weeks ago
6 more real versions of mobile games, featuring Scribblenauts, Peggle, Minecraft, and more

After the last time we looked at a bunch of mobile games that had been given a real world twist, I realised that there were a whole heap more we'd managed to miss. Seriously, there were some incredible videos that didn't make our list last time round. So to rectify that, let's dive straight into part 2. Angry Birds Go! - Go karting has changed since I was a kid. Peggle - Absolute bliss, and Bjorn is looking just fantastic. Minecraft: Pocket Edition - Because of course someone did a Minecraft one. Plants vs Zombies - I don't remember the game being this... epic. Scribblenauts - Excellent work (as always) from Smosh. Flappy Bird - How to make a super simple game way more comp…

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

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 months, 4 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…