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Hands-on with Rocket Cars, the rocket-powered arcade racer from the Touchgrind Skate 2 peeps

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months ago
Hands-on with Rocket Cars, the rocket-powered arcade racer from the Touchgrind Skate 2 peeps

Anyone who's been with AppSpy for a while will know how in love I am with Touchgrind Skate 2, so when I heard that the team at Illusion Labs was working on an arcade racer, I just had to go take a peek at the version that's currently soft-launched in Canada. Below is what I made of this free-to-play speed-fest, if you fancy checking it out yourself (and you have a Canadian account) you can do so via the link under the video. [App Store link]…

Got a new phone or tablet for Christmas? Here are 5 easy steps to use AppSpy to get the best games on the cheap

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 1 week ago
Got a new phone or tablet for Christmas? Here are 5 easy steps to use AppSpy to get the best games on the cheap

We know how it is: you get a new piece of gaming hardware, and you immediately think "this is awesome, I want to fill it up with super cool games... I wonder what's cheap on the App Store?". You need wonder no longer - AppSpy is here to help you get all the best games and apps as cheaply as possible, and sometimes even for free! Here's what you do; 1. Ensure you've signed up for an AppSpy account. It's free, and takes about 30 seconds to do. 2. Find any app or game you fancy playing. You can search for them here, or you can browse the very best iOS has to offer with our Top Rated list. 3. Having clicked through to the game, you should see a page that looks something like this. Now all y…

Want an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas? Think you might have one but don't want to peek at your presents? Here's how to stop yourself

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 1 week ago
Want an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus this Christmas? Think you might have one but don't want to peek at your presents? Here's how to stop yourself

I can't say for sure what you're hoping to get in your stocking this Christmas, but I'd bet a fair few of you are hoping for an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Kris Kringle and co. I know I certainly wouldn't say no to a lovely new iDevice. In the lead up to the gift-ageddon that is the 25th of December, it's only natural to want to sneak a little peek at what's at the foot of the bed, or laying in wait beneath the Christmas tree, but we all know that's very naughty indeed, and only those that have been extremely good this year will likely end up getting one. So instead of risking it, getting caught, and missing out, distract yourself by watching these expectedly slick ads by Apple for the…

Hands-on with Raging Justice, in which I beat up goons, slap about ladies, kick some dogs, and punch in a phone booth or two

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Raging Justice, in which I beat up goons, slap about ladies, kick some dogs, and punch in a phone booth or two

I saw this 2D side scrolling brawler when I went to Insomnia a few weeks back, and immediately knew we had to cover it here on AppSpy. It's a Final Fight / Streets of Rage by way of Clayfighter, but with lots more content than those older games, and extremely polished controls linked to loads of different abilities and attacks. Raging Justice is shaping up to be awesome, and is one of my most anticipated games of 2015. Here's what it looks like in motion...…

Hands-on with TimeCube, where you can't control yourself but you can control time

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with TimeCube, where you can't control yourself but you can control time

In TimeCube you have to guide the eponymous TimeCube through a series of constantly shifting and moving stages, littered with obstacles. Here's the catch though: you can't control the TimeCube directly. So how do you make it through each level unscathed? By manipulating time itself. Here's my hands-on with this rather wonderful endless action game, you can grab the title for yourself via the link at the bottom of the page. [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Planet Nam Nam, the gallery shooter where psychotic penguins on motorbikes want you dead

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Planet Nam Nam, the gallery shooter where psychotic penguins on motorbikes want you dead

You read that headline correctly: some very intense avian types are out to get you in this first person gallery shooter. Thankfully you have a bunch of different weapons at your disposal to defend yourself with, including futuristic pistols, shotguns, and bazookas. The game's out now, free-to-play, and not half bad looking either. Grab Planet Nam Nam via the links below. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…

Not even a mouse - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Not even a mouse - AppSpy's Sunday Service

We're pretty much all off on holiday from now until January, so this is the last Sunday Service for a couple of weeks. There'll still be plenty of content going up between though, including our GOTY lists, all sorts of super useful articles and buyer guides, and more. From the entire AppSpy team, have an awesome Christmas break! The Big Stories 1. The people behind Brink and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars have announced a new shooter called Tempo. 2. These are the ten videos of ours you watched most in 2014. 3. Wrapped up 80 Days on Android? Here's a cool list of games for you to try next. 4. Lords of the Fallen is coming to mobile next year, sort of. 5. Temple Run's good and all, but if…

AppSpy's top 8 festive iOS updates for 2014

Feature By Glen Fox, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
AppSpy's top 8 festive iOS updates for 2014

In the aptly-put words of Noddy Holder: "IIIIITT'S CHRIIISSSTTMMAAAASSSS!", and that means an avalanche of festive iOS updates. We've rounded up the very finest of these updates to bring you this list so you know exactly what you should be playing. Or, if you're more of a Scrooge-type, exactly what you should be avoiding. We'll leave it in your hands! Asphalt 8: Airborne This update will give your Christmas lunch competition in the 'meatiness' stakes. There are 11 new cars, three new Christmas-themed tracks, a new location, and new tokens that you can collect to exchange for new cars, boosters, and upgrades. We're a little bit gutted that Santa and his reindeer didn't feature as a new…

Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and more: all the companion apps for the biggest console games of 2014

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and more: all the companion apps for the biggest console games of 2014

'Tis the season for some good old fashioned console gaming. There's nothing quite like firing up the PC, PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo, and getting stuck into some meaty AAA video games. As mobile is such a big thing these days, the console folk have started integrating mobile and tablet companion apps into their titles in an effort to enhance the experience when you can't be at your TV. So if you're lucky enough to be playing the latest Grand Theft Auto, FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, or some other huge release from 2014, you should check out the list below to see if a companion app is available. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor The Official Shadow of Mordor Palantir app listens…

12 games to help you ignore your family this holiday season, number 8 may not actually work though

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
12 games to help you ignore your family this holiday season, number 8 may not actually work though

If you're the type of person who likes to squirrel themselves away while the family's over, burying into a bunch of video games to pass the time until the house is empty once more, then I've got a crucial list for you today. Below are the finest examples of mobile games that will keep you entertained while Great Aunt Susie has parked herself in the living room and is refusing to let you use the TV on account of it being “anti-social” or some other reason boring old guffs dream up to stop you doing exactly what you want around Christmas time. 1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite - AppSpy's been playing this for months, and we're still nowhere near the end, so it'll definitely keep yo…

Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Docking Sequence, the spacefaring endless docker

Docking Sequence is from the same developer what made Air Supply SOS - that very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. In Docking Sequence we see that the developer has made... uh... well... a very good, very authentic, retro arcade-y title with solid controls. And that's super awesome news if you're after a new skill based endless action game. Docking Sequence has you landing endless numbers of space ships at increasingly dangerous space bases, all with a couple of swipes of a screen, and it's jam-packed with little sci-fi references too. Here's what it looks like; Like what you've seen? Grab it on the App Store for 99c / 69p. [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Dark Fear, the first person, point and click, retro horror adventure... with RPG elements

Dark Fear is exciting stuff, not simply because it's mashing together a whole bunch of different genres. I mean okay, that's definitely a big part of why Dark Fear has me in a froth. Who wouldn't want to play something that's an almighty blend of Riven, Wizardry, and Home? But more than that, Dark Fear has this constant atmosphere of tension and a feeling of unease pervading throughout, whether that's through encounters with enemies that you only scrape through or the gloomy and oppressive world which you need to make your way through. I went hands-on with an early build, here's what the game looks like in motion.…

The big AppSpy festive giveaway

Feature By Danny Russell, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The big AppSpy festive giveaway

To celebrate the season and the end of a most excellent year here at AppSpy, we've collected a whole bunch of swag for one lucky reader to walk away with! The competition's only open for 25 hours, so scroll down and read how to enter post-haste! In addition to a particularly exclusive AppSpy sticker set, the winner will be celebrating Yuletide with all of the following lovely stuff: Team 17 Worms plushSuper Sheep T-shirt (Large)Worms T-shirt (Large) with nine classic weapons emblazoned on the frontWorms holy hand grenade pin badge (x2) Armor Games Gemini Strike recruit launch kit with recruitment letter, two special issue T-shirts, and adhesive set; all packed in a neato genuine…

Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands on with Ruben is Sleepy, the game where TV powers your nightmares, and your nightmares are filled with dumb cats

Ruben is Sleepy has something in common with bullet-hell shmup Ikaruga: it has a polarity shifting mechanic which forces you to switch the coloured charge of the hero to stay alive. However, as Ikaruga doesn't have you tumbling ever downwards through a nightmarish world of TV sets sporting pictures of cats, or sunsets, or whatever else you fevered brain cooks up, that's where the similarities end. What the hell am I talking about? Check out the video above to find out.…

Hands-on with Galcon 2, the planet swarming strategy sequel where triangles conquer the universe

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Galcon 2, the planet swarming strategy sequel where triangles conquer the universe

Galcon was a smart and sexy little strategy game. The simple premise (conquer all the planets onscreen before your opponent ) and intuitive tap-to-attack controls made it a perfect fit for short bursts of touchscreen gaming. The sequel, Galcon 2, is set to hit the App Store later tonight. There have a been a few changes, both to the multiplayer aspect and the payment model. Do these tweaks improve the experience? Check out the video above to learn more.…