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Hands-on with Ninja Escape, the Timberman-style leap-'em-up with agile pandas

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Ninja Escape, the Timberman-style leap-'em-up with agile pandas

Timberman made a bit of a splash in the twitch genre when it arrived on mobile earlier this year. The simple premise - cut down a tree without being crushed by branches - combined with the super simple controls and score-chasing momentum made it a fantastic and compulsive little time killer. Ninja Escape is cut very much from Timberman's compulsive cloth. In fact, the games have a huge amount in common. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Check out the video above to find out.…


Genre Busters: Stunt Racers (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 weeks ago
Genre Busters: Stunt Racers (Twitch catch-up)

Yesterday evening, James and Peter of AppSpy casted a critical eye over four iOS stunt racers in a rather lively Twitch streaming session. MotoHeroz, Offroad Legends 2, Trials Frontier, and Joe Danger Infinity were the games of choice and, in case you missed it, we've included the full video below for your viewing pleasure. If you like what you see then why not join us this evening on Twitch (and every other weekday evening from now on) at 5PM, where there will be more games being played and more fun being had. Just don't forget to hit that lovely 'follow' button before you leave.…


13 dubstep remixes of hit mobile games - number 4 sounds like an indecisive Optimus Prime wondering whether or not to transform and roll out

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
13 dubstep remixes of hit mobile games - number 4 sounds like an indecisive Optimus Prime wondering whether or not to transform and roll out

Dubstep and video games have a bizarrely lengthy history together, with all sorts of dubstep remixes of classic console and PC games to be found across YouTube. Mobile specific game remixes are a little more hard to find, but they're out there, and they're quite something to behold. Here's 13 of the very best. 1. Plants vs Zombies - Let's start off strong: this one's brilliant 2. Chrono Trigger - Nothing conveys the heartache Frog suffers like a dubstep cannon 3. Angry Birds - Because obviously there's a dubstep remix of the Angry Birds theme 4. Pac-Man - Apparently you can get this as a ringtone. Ace 5. Tetris - Yeah, alright, I see what you're doing here 6. Clash of Clans…


4 evil Android games to get you on Santa's naughty list this year

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
4 evil Android games to get you on Santa's naughty list this year

It's that time of year when the towns are filled with irate shoppers, your ears are bombarded with tacky faux-jovial tunes, and Santa conspires to fill your house with needless clutter. So in the spirit of Christmas we've come up with a list of four games to get you on St. Nick's naughty list this year, ensuring that that pesky Father Christmas will give your house a miss. 1. Snow Jinks - At first glance this appears to be a typical good versus evil game but take a quick look at those unlockable 'snowballs' and you'll soon see why we've included this on our naughty list 2. Ski Safari - An innocent skiier wakes up to an avalanche and does whatever he can to survive, including r…


The 4 worst Fail Hard fails, and 4 best Fail Hard wins

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
The 4 worst Fail Hard fails, and 4 best Fail Hard wins

When you fail hard in Fail Hard, you fail hard. But the flipside of this is that any victories, demonstrations of skill, or general signs of competence are met with hushed reverence or whooping excitement. I think this is best demonstrated via these replays I've found on Everyplay. Let's start with the bad replays, the ones that make you think “hey, you actually might be a danger to yourself in real life if you're this bad at Fail Hard. That's a pretty terrible start... … but that's a worse start. You know you've messed up bad when you wind up in a bin... … and you've got to screw up real bad to break the game entirely. These last four are actually pretty…


Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Tiltagon, in which Super Hexagon meets Super Monkey Ball

Tiltagon has you tilting and twisting and turning your iOS device here, there, and everywhere. A curious mix of endless action and maze roller, the procedurally generated stages have you guiding a ball around a minimalist course trying to collect as many points as possible before falling to your doom. I was lucky enough to see Tiltagon at Pocket Gamer's Big Indie Pitch in Finland during Slush, and just had to nab a TestFlight build to show you lovely lot too. Take a look.…


Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Our Danny's G-Star 2014 adventure in Busan, South Korea

Every so often we send off superhero Community Manager Danny Russell on an adventure. Last time we sent him to try out some Monster Hunter-themed food and video his reactions. This time we sent him to Korea. Don't worry though, we sent him to the nice bit... y'know... in the South. Specifically we sent him to G-Star 2014, a huge event attended by tens of thousands of Korean gaming enthusiasts. We'll have coverage of the games he saw there here on AppSpy soon no doubt (and over on Pocket Gamer too), but for the time being we thought we'd bring you a collage of the sights and sounds from his trip to Busan, via the magic of social media. Danny sets off.   A photo posted by Danny…


Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Flick Soccer 15, where flicking your balls at men in shorts (and women in bikinis) is actively encouraged

The Flick Soccer series has been with us for some time, and the “flick object at other object” genre has been with us even longer than that. In that time the gameplay has evolved from needing to hit a specific target, to needing to hit a specific target from further away, then to adding curve and spin, and including multipliers and timers, and so on. Flick Soccer 15 is (expectedly) yet another evolution of this format, with all the polish and attention to detail you'd expect. Take a look at the game running below.…


Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Rescue Quest, the Match-3 that's forging a new path

With so many Match-3 puzzlers available, and really only a handful that anyone sticks to playing, you have to do something pretty different to stand out from the crowd of “me too” gem swappers. Rescue Quest keeps the core of what makes Match-3 great, and then adds a little extra strategic depth by asking you to create a clear path between you and imprisoned fairies. I quite like Rescue Quest, and I think you might quite like it too. So take a look at my hands-on video below.…


Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Proun+, the frantic and flipping fast futurist racer

Proun+ is really fast. Really really fast. “Just how fast is 'really fast'?”, you ask. Ridiculously so, I respond. It also sports a fetching Futurist look, and though its art style occasionally gets in the way of the gameplay, it's quite beautiful in motion. Click play on the video below to see how I got on with it.…


These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

Feature By Glen Fox, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
These 6 trailers prove that Android is the place for JRPGs in 2015

For years discerning gaming journalists and fans alike have prophesied the tragic death of a formerly untouchable genre - one that we all grew up with and share our finest gaming memories with. That's right, the JRPG, which is apparently dead, buried, and almost forgotten. Well, it turns out it isn't dead - it's just hiding on Android, where it will be re-emerging in 2015. Check out the trailers below for video evidence of this sleeping giant. Wizard Golf Shadowgate Breath of Fire 6 Project Phoenix Chaos Rings 3 Pier Solar and the Great Architects…


Very Big Budgets - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Very Big Budgets - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Every Sunday we bring you a quick round-up of all the cool things from the site that we think you'll love. We call it AppSpy's Sunday Service - this week featuring Glen, the newest addition to the regular team. The Big Stories 1. It was a week of huge console games and TV properties getting tie-in mobile apps and spin-offs, starting off with Far Cry 4's poker tie-in... 2. … then The Crew coming to mobile (sort of)... 3. … and news of a new Need for Speed coming to a device near you. 4. Elsewhere we were concerned about this kid spending $3000 on Gems in Clash of Clans... 5. … and less concerned for the state of Johnny Rotten's bank account. AppSpy Recommends El…


7 movies recreated in extraordinary detail in Supernauts

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
7 movies recreated in extraordinary detail in Supernauts

We really liked Supernauts when we reviewed it way back in June of this year. It's a lovely little collaborative social game, and I spent many an hour building elaborate structures. But it never occurred to me that I could recreate the essence of a whole movie. Thankfully there are people in this world that are much much brighter than I am, and they've done exactly that. Here then are 7 of the very best silver screen creations from Supernauts, off of that there Everyplay. Wreck-It Ralph Despicable Me The Simpsons Independence Day Tron Toy Story Sharknado Think you've found an even better one? Let us know via the comments.…


What does spending $3000 on Gems in Clash of Clans look like? This

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
What does spending $3000 on Gems in Clash of Clans look like? This

SlimmyshankCoC is a Clash of Clans player, and a fairly well-known one at that. He's mostly known because of his YouTube channel, and specifically his "Crazy Gem Spending" videos, in which he splurges a bunch of cash on IAPs in an effort to make himself artificially more powerful in Supercell's free-to-play strategy management title. I've gathered up all of these videos thus far, and tallied up how much he's spent in this series alone. It's a lot. So take a look at the episodes below and see what $3000+ of iTunes credit will buy you. Oh and FYI: from about video 6 onwards his videos get NSFW in some fairly immature ways. SlimmyshankCoC by name... 1. Total spend this video = $300 2.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 11 - Creeper City

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 11 - Creeper City

You want one full hour of Minecraft: PE? Cool! Then I'm here to give that to you. I decided to stream my latest adventure in AppSpy world live on Twitch, and it went swimmingly. Well, it did to begin with. After a while I got completely lost, realised I was alone, got a bit scared, and then decided I needed to make another shelter to keep me safe during the night. But just as I began to let my guard down, it all went wrong. I did make the biggest diving board ever though, so that's something I suppose. Also: creepers! Missed an episode? Catch up here.…