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Genre Busters: the best Pokemon alternatives on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 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 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 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 weeks, 1 day 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 weeks, 1 day 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 weeks, 1 day 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 weeks, 1 day 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 weeks, 2 days 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.…


Hands-on with Gemini Strike, the free-to-play shmup from Armor Games

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Gemini Strike, the free-to-play shmup from Armor Games

You don't often see free-to-play shmups, so when Gemini Strike came along I knew I had to take a darn good look at it. The F2P stuff isn't half bad, and it doesn't feel too grind-heavy in its opening hour, which is a relief. If there's a weak area, it's the presentation. It just doesn't have the pomp and flash of the best shooters out there, which is a bit of a shame. Still though, the controls are solid, and the action well-balanced for all levels of play, so take a look at the video of Gemini Strike below and see if it's your sort of thing.…


Hands-on with Heavy Metal Thunder, the gamebook set in deepest, darkest space

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Heavy Metal Thunder, the gamebook set in deepest, darkest space

As I explain in the hands-on, we don't often bring you footage of gamebooks, because they're not the most exciting of videos. Nothing much moving, lots of text - that sort of thing. But I had to bring you a look at Heavy Metal Thunder, because it's super atmospheric, and very well put together. Click play on the video below for a look, then let me know if you pick up Heavy Metal Thunder, in the comments below.…


Hands-on with Stealth, where you're a ninja quietly shanking bad dudes

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Stealth, where you're a ninja quietly shanking bad dudes

Metal Gear. Tenchu. Assassin's Creed. Splinter Cell. These are all great examples of stealth action games, and Stealth reminds me a great deal of the first two titles. Stealth is top-down, slow-paced, your inventory can be quite limited, and to succeed you'll need to figure out the patterns of the patrols of the guards. Here's a sneaky early look.…


Hands-on with Duke Dashington, the smashing puzzle platformer wot wot

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Duke Dashington, the smashing puzzle platformer wot wot

In Duke Dashington you attempt to guide the daring and handsome titular character through maze after maze of tricky platforming, using only dashes. It's reminiscent of the Wario Land platformers in a lot of ways. The constant dashing from area to area, the sense of comic peril, and the detailed pixel art all combine to hint at this being a port of some long-forgotten Game Boy classic. Here's what the game looks like in motion.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 2 - Making Fire

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 2 - Making Fire

As a complete newbie to Minecraft: PE, I've found that even basic human needs are often a struggle to fulfill. Last week I needed to quickly create shelter, this week I'm in need of light to make the nights pass quicker. But just how do you go about making a light to mine by? And also: what happened to Bertie? Did he survive the cold hard night? Find out in the video below.…


Hands-on with Alone..., the solitary highscore chaser

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Alone..., the solitary highscore chaser

Minimal, fast, responsive, and with just a tinge of melancholy, Alone... is a tough highscore chaser for fans of tough highscore chasers. There's a bit of leniency in there for new players, which should encourage more people to give it a go, but getting a respectable score will take a good deal of effort, concentration, and practise. Here's Alone... in motion...…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 4

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 4

The terrible trio - James, Harry, and Peter - get a bit cocky in this episode of our ongoing series with Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. They think they can take on both the Plesioth and the Gypceros. They are mistaken. Missed the last episode? Catch up here.…