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Genre Busters: top 5 best Radiangames games

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Genre Busters: top 5 best Radiangames games

As we discussed on the stream, both James and I are big fans of the Radiangames catalogue. Intense arcade-oriented blasters and puzzlers are the order of the day, usually with a liberal helping of vivid neon and huge explosions. We decided to take a long look at the oeuvre, and bring you our five favourites. If you haven't got an hour to watch the stream replay, never fear: you can jump to the games instantly via the links below... 1. Inferno 22. Crush!3. JoyJoy4. Super Crossfighter5. Fluid SE…


Hands-on with Reckless Racing 3, the souped-up sequel with pirouetting big rigs

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Reckless Racing 3, the souped-up sequel with pirouetting big rigs

If you're a fan of top-down racing in the vein of 16-bit classics like Micro Machines, then the Reckless Racing series has always been something of a shining light on iOS. It successfully marries the good looks of a quasi-realistic racing game with the crazy drifting and arcade fun of more outlandish titles like Outrun. Yesterday, Reckless Racing 3 skidded onto iPhone and iPad everywhere. The question is, has the wheel screeching carnage of previous games made its way into this newest installment? Watch the video above to find out.…


Who wants a free Pokemon TCG Online booster? If you do, be quick...

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Who wants a free Pokemon TCG Online booster? If you do, be quick...

Pokemon TCG Online is out now, and our Mark was very much impressed when he went hands-on with the game. We've teamed up with the pokepeeps who made Pokemon TCG Online to bring you a sweet little freebie: a totally gratis Booster Pack from one of the following card series - BW11, XY1, XY2, or XY3. Here are the all-important instructions; 1. Download the Pokemon TCGO app on your computer from this link to the official website, or via the App Store on your retina display iPad 2. Set up a TCGO account 3. Redeem our code through the app - APPS-PYYT78-POKEMON-TCGO-APP 4. Go catch 'em all You can only use our code once, and the offer expires at some point on Friday the 10th of October, so g…


Hands-on with Mirrored, the entirely creepy first person adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Mirrored, the entirely creepy first person adventure

Mirrored is a cross between The Room, Myst, and an episode of The X-Files. It's got all those typical adventure game elements you'd expect from a game like Myst, the intrigue and “escape the room” feel of The Room, plus the ominous atmosphere of the adventures of Mulder and Scully. But Mirrored is more than the sum of its parts, as I show you in this quick look at a very early build of the game.…


Hands-on with Castaway Paradise, the Animal Crossing-inspired desert island adventure

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Castaway Paradise, the Animal Crossing-inspired desert island adventure

If I had just been shipwrecked on a desert island, I'm not sure whether the sight of a talking pig in people clothes would be a comfort, or confirmation that I was suffering from a nasty case of the bends. This is precisely you find yourself in upon booting up Castaway Paradise, a new island-based Animal Crossing-esque life simulator. With nowhere else to go and surrounded by chatty animals who all need odd jobs done, you set about fixing fences, watering plants, and customising your new home as you see fit. Curious? Then simply have a peek at our hands-on video above.…


Hands-on with ORBB, the peaceful planetary puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with ORBB, the peaceful planetary puzzler

You might notice a slightly different tone to my voice in this hands. It's mostly due to me feeling extremely serene, and wonderfully calm, even if I wasn't doing brilliantly at the game in front of me. That's because that game is ORBB, a title designed to be super super super chill. Here's how I got on...…


Hands-on with Pixel Boat Rush, the racer with big waves and big guns

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Pixel Boat Rush, the racer with big waves and big guns

  When I started practising for my boat license, I never expected to be schooled by a shouty drill sergeant stereotype pulled straight from Full Metal Jacket. Yet that's exactly what happened when I fired up Pixel Boat Rush, a low-fi side-scrolling boat racer set to appear on the App Store tomorrow.  Though the angry instructor is a bit obnoxious, his words are worth heeding, as there's more nuance to this extreme sport than you might think. Check out the video above to see what I mean.…


Hands-on with Pumped BMX 2, the intense BMX simulation game with bold cartoon visuals

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Pumped BMX 2, the intense BMX simulation game with bold cartoon visuals

At first blush it's easy to assume that Yeah Us!'s latest is going to be an auto-runner, or an arcade-centric action game. It's bright and chunky and very colourful indeed. But after a few minutes with it you quickly realise that Pumped BMX 2 is about as hardcore as it gets for extreme sports games on mobile. As you'll see in the hands-on video, I've become a big fan of Pumped BMX 2 in the small amount of time I've had with it, but I'm still nowhere close to mastering its deep trick system, and fiendishly tough courses.…


Hands-on with Adventure Xpress, the magic-filled match-3 puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Adventure Xpress, the magic-filled match-3 puzzler

If you're after another match-3 puzzler to help fill the space on your iOS device, then Adventure Xpress appears to be a quality choice. In my quick look at the game, I find a puzzle title that's incredibly well conceived, looks and sounds great, and plays just fine too. There seems to be plenty of content in here to keep you busy too. And did I mention that Adventure Xpress is about a fantastical postal delivery service, fending off attackers with its various swords and magic? Awesome.…


Hands-on with Call of Duty: Heroes, in which clans of soldiers clash in modern warfare scenarios

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Call of Duty: Heroes, in which clans of soldiers clash in modern warfare scenarios

If you were waiting for a Call of Duty game to come along that was effectively a take on Clash of Clans, then you're in luck, as Call of Duty: Heroes is currently in soft-launch. We don't know when it'll go global, but we wanted to get an early look at it and bring you our first impressions of this strategy management game with links to the main Call of Duty canon.…


Hands-on with Skullduggery!, the head-banging, bone-bouncing platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Skullduggery!, the head-banging, bone-bouncing platformer

Skullduggery! is a game about banging your head against a wall. Not the frustrated 'I've just locked my keys in the car and now I have to walk to Shropshire' headbanging, you understand. No, Skullduggery! is all about tactically bouncing your bonce off of flat surfaces to navigate your way across side-scrolling levels. To reach the the pipe at the end of each maze you must pull back on your brain stem, before releasing your finger and launching your bony face into the great unknown. To see this macabre mechanic in action, check out our hands-on video above.…


Hands-on with Terra Battle, the RPG puzzler from the creator of Final Fantasy

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Terra Battle, the RPG puzzler from the creator of Final Fantasy

Terra Battle is an RPG puzzler with a rare pedigree. Though it might not look like it at first glance, this tile-based fantasy experience is the brainchild of Hironobu Sakaguchi, the mastermind behind RPG classics like Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger. The game's combat system is based around sliding tiles alongside foes to perform attacks. Flank a foe with two heros, and you'll do more damage. There's a rock-paper-scissors dynamic at play which is dependant on whether your your enemy is weilding a sword, a spear, or a bow. This means you have to think about which hero is best equipped to fight each nasty, and how best to align and combine their powers with other members of your squad.…


Monster Hunter Freedom Friday fan video makes us do a little weepy

Feature By Danny Russell, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Monster Hunter Freedom Friday fan video makes us do a little weepy

Our dear Twitch stream regular Curtneedsaride, also known as Curtis Shideler, joined us for our regular Monster Hunter Freedom Unite last Friday and popped the above video in the chat room towards the end of our session. Collecting moments and sound bites from our glorious past broadcasts, it brought tears to the eyes of everyone in the AppSpy office. Very much appreciated Curt - should you ever need that ride we'll be happy to pick you up on the AppSpy bus (er... if it's ever in your neck of the woods). Remember to join us over on Twitch every Friday at 5pm BST / 9am PDT for Monster Hunter Freedom Friday! *mouth horn noises*  …


Hands-on with Marvel: Contest of Champions, the surprisingly sprightly gesture-based brawler

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Marvel: Contest of Champions, the surprisingly sprightly gesture-based brawler

Though we admit that there's plenty of Marvel games on iOS (or any platform, for that matter), it might be worth adding Marvel: Contest of Champions to your watch list. Soft-launched in Denmark only hours ago, the game is a gesture-based brawler in the vein of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham Orgins. The thing is, where those games always felt kinda slow and gluey on iOS, Marvel: Contest of Champions jumps, spins, and zings around the screen with joyful, hyperactive energy. It'll probably be a while before the game is available worldwide, but check out our hands-on video above to see the game in action. …


Hands-on with Skylanders: Trap Team, the toy-powered platformer which may cost you a fortune

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Skylanders: Trap Team, the toy-powered platformer which may cost you a fortune

These days, a child-centric game franchise is nothing without a warehouse full of plastic toys to accompany it. Disney Infinity has its Jack Sparrow and Sully figure waiting to be teleported into the game via a magical portal. Even Angry Birds has a line of polypropylene models of its squawking stars which you can plug into the action via some clever camera scanning tech. However, the grandaddy of the toy / game hybrid is the Skylanders series. Centred around a race of weird warrior creatures, this kiddy-friendly franchise was encouraging parents to part with additional cash to stock their childrens' shelves with figurines before it was cool. This week, Skylanders: Trap Team arrives on…