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Hands-on with Walking War Robots, where World of Tanks meets MechWarrior

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Walking War Robots, where World of Tanks meets MechWarrior

If that headline made you do a double-take, then prepare thyself: Walking War Robots is currently the closest thing to a modern MechWarrior action game for your mobile. The engine powering the game is impressive, even if some of the UI elements are a bit old hat, and the feeling of being part of a squad taking on another team is palpable. This one could break big, so educate yourself now.…


Hands-on with Base Busters, the explosive reverse tower defence game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Base Busters, the explosive reverse tower defence game

Actually, now that I think about it, to call just call Base Busters a “reverse tower defence game” is a slight disservice, as there are actually two modes of play on offer. The first is reverse TD: taking on an enemy stronghold through wit, cunning, and powerful vehicles. The second is traditional TD: setting up a base that you feel will give you the best possible chance of withstanding an attack. It's a cool concept, and I talk more about it in our Base Busters hands-on, so have a watch and see for yourself.…


Hands-on with Sleep Attack TD, the tower defence game with a twist

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Sleep Attack TD, the tower defence game with a twist

The big difference between Sleep Attack TD and other tower defence games is that you can rotate the battlefield to work in your favour, and this one change makes for a refreshing gameplay experience in a genre that's now a little old in the tooth. It's cute too, with a frankly adorable cartoon look. Check it out in my sneak peek below.…


Hands-on with Rival Stars Basketball, the basketball based collectible card game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Rival Stars Basketball, the basketball based collectible card game

PikPok's latest title is Rival Stars Basketball, a collectible card battler of sorts, only with basketball players instead of the usual fantastical creatures. Most of the play revolves around taking your team, comprised of cards you've collected through the game, and facing them against other teams to find out who has the better cards. Occasionally you'll get a minigame sequence, and there's an evolving and upgrading system in here too. There's more info in the hands-on below, so click play and have a peek.…


Hands-on with South Park: Pinball, sweeeeeeeet

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Hands-on with South Park: Pinball, sweeeeeeeet

Being a big fan of both Zen Pinball and South Park, I couldn't wait to take a look at this latest title from Zen Studios. In South Park: Pinball there's a dedicated South Park table, and one that's dedicated to Butters too, and I walk you through both in this hands-on. So click play on the video below, and let me know if you'll be picking it up in our comments section.…


Grab codes and catch us playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf on Twitch at 5pm BST / 9am PDT!

Feature By Danny Russell, 1 week, 2 days ago
Grab codes and catch us playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf on Twitch at 5pm BST / 9am PDT!

I don't know about you, but today I fancy watching a stream of the latest entry in the Warhammer 40,000 game universe - Space Wolf! We did have a hands-on with an early version of the game a while back, but today we'll be playing a much more complete version. In fact, the folks over at Herocraft have given us an exclusive code for all you lovely readers to redeem yourselves a handful of digital cards in your copy of Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf. Once you download Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf just complete the tutorial and head on over to the shop to enter the code APPSPYSOFT for your free booster pack. (Let us know which cards you get in the comments!) What's that? You can't find it…


Genre Busters: top 3 best games made by bands on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Genre Busters: top 3 best games made by bands on iOS

Having conquered the world of rock and roll, a few bands and artists are now starting to get into video games. It's a slightly odd phenomenon, and one that hasn't produced too many amazing results yet, but James and I decided to take a look at the best of what's on offer, and tell you whether they're any good or not. We also find that James is not a big fan of nu-metal. Not one little bit. Want the Single Edit? Here are the games we cover, click the link to skip to the gameplay. 1. Hail to the King: Deathbat2. Polyfauna3. Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands…


Hands-on with The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles, Ubisoft's bot battling puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Hands-on with The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles, Ubisoft's bot battling puzzler

Ubisoft's new tower defence game - The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles - is slick. Really slick. You control a group of robots to try to reach an exit point, avoiding gun turrets along the way, all the while collecting stars and soft currency. On the flipside, sometimes you'll need to defend a position, at which point you're controlling the position of the towers. The visuals are absolutely fantastic, the controls work well, and the free-to-play stuff seems okay. Check it out.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 15

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 5 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 15

Harry and Danny are in the house for this week's episode of our Let's Play / How To Guide for Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. They join James in a perilous quest to take on a massive dino, try out his brand new sword, and avoid Internet failures as best as they possibly can. Want to catch up on previous episodes? Click here for our Playlist.…


Hands-on with Lion Pig, where the hero is inexplicably a lion and a pig, and why that's okay

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Lion Pig, where the hero is inexplicably a lion and a pig, and why that's okay

Leaving aside the biology of how a pig and a lion might meet, fall in love, and create this curious cross-breed, Lion Pig is a really well made platformer. Its visuals remind me of Master System classics, the animations of the lead character are excellent, and everything is reminiscent of a straightforward but high quality DOS platformer. Take a look. The game's out now if you fancy getting it yourself. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Maria the Witch, the free-to-play 2D flight game from the maker of Gekido

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Maria the Witch, the free-to-play 2D flight game from the maker of Gekido

Maria the Witch is a 2D action / flight game that reminds me a lot of Retry out of Rovio Level 11. But there's a bit more to Maria the Witch from the off, from what I've seen so far. It's really really hard, and I think that's going to trip some people up on it, but it also handles really well, with most mistakes feeling like you made them. The game's out now, here's my hands-on, let me know what you make of it yourself. Want to give it a go for yourself? Download links are below. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


8 terrifyingly dangerous sharks from Hungry Shark Evolution

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
8 terrifyingly dangerous sharks from Hungry Shark Evolution

In Hungry Shark Evolution you're a big shark that swims around an ocean, trying to eat anything and everything that comes into your line of sight. People have captured videos of themselves doing exactly this via the Everyplay functionality the developer has included, and from these videos I've determined the 8 most dangerous creatures that swim its seas. Titanically Large Shark eats whole boats Shark With A Jetpack doesn't even need you to go back in the water Shark With A Jetpack And A Monocle is such a sir that he'll eat Santa and get away with it Rebel Shark just will not play by the rules, man Robot Shark completely ignores Asimov's rules of robotics Sweary And Loud Shar…


Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is in soft-launch, we have codes for rare cards and extra currency

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is in soft-launch, we have codes for rare cards and extra currency

I've been raving about strategy / card game Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf since we first covered the debut trailer, and then went hands-on with a very early build of the game. The super Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is now in soft-launch in Sweden and South Africa, and since it's really easy to get yourself an account for any country you gosh darn like, you should probably go check it out. Not convinced? Alright then, how about some free loot, just for getting in on the ground floor? Head to the Shop Menu when you've completed the tutorial and enter the promo code; SOFTCODE Doing so will give you a free rare card, plus a bunch of extra currency to get you started too. There, now you've go…


Hands-on with Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge, the super challenging passive shmup

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge, the super challenging passive shmup

I've been a big fan of Tilt To Live for quite some time now, so I leapt at the chance to play an early build of this avoid-em-up from One Man Left. Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge takes the control precision of the previous games, and places your ship in a series of ever more difficult to navigate environments. Here's my hands-on.…


Hands-on with Hail to the King: Deathbat, the horrific Avenged Sevenfold mobile game

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Hail to the King: Deathbat, the horrific Avenged Sevenfold mobile game

I wouldn't bother pressing play on that video below. Honestly. The video contains about ten minutes of footage of me playing Hail to the King: Deathbat, an almost entirely awful new action adventure game that's been developed in partnership with a band called Avenged Sevenfold. Think about all the things in life you could do with the extra ten minutes you'd save not watching it: you could put the laundry on and win brownie points with your partner, you could read a news website and be more aware of global events, or you could do a few push-ups to help maintain your health... ... … still here? Fine, hit play, but don't say I didn't warn you.…