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Hands-on with Gunslugs 2, the most hectic shooter I've played in months

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Gunslugs 2, the most hectic shooter I've played in months

The original Gunslugs was no walk in the park, but for Gunslugs 2 it looks like developer OrangePixel has significantly upped the ante. Huge explosions, massive tanks, and giant missiles are run-of-the-mill occurrences in this side scrolling shooter, and you can't move more than a few feet before a hail of bullets rains down all around you, or something violently explodes. It's pretty rad. Check out my hands-on below.…


The most exciting PC and console franchises headed to mobile this year

Feature By Glen Fox, 3 weeks ago
The most exciting PC and console franchises headed to mobile this year

There was a time when the prospect of console-quality gaming on mobile appeared to be as far away in the future as jetpacks, hoverboards, and space travel. Well, not anymore, folks as we've already had some pretty epic-looking games hit mobile just last year and in 2015 the trend looks set to continue. Below we have our top list of the very best PC and console franchises that are set to hit our mobiles and tablets this year. Prepare your festively-battered wallets, AppSpies. If the list below is anything to go by, 2015 looks set to be an expensive year for the dedicated mobile gamer. 1. Need for Speed: No Limits - The very first mobile exclusive Need for Speed. Expect it to look…


Hands-on with Talisminery, in which Mr. Wong dives for talismans

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Talisminery, in which Mr. Wong dives for talismans

Talisminery is a neat little endless action game from new indie developer Jan Hrnjak. It's a tough highscore chaser that's a little reminiscent of stuff like Flappy Bird and Swing Copters, and also features tight controls, a nice retro aesthetic, and endless potential for leaderboard competition. Want to try it for yourself? Grab it via the link below our video, and then let us know your highscore in the comments. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Drop Wizard, a 'dawww'-inducing mix of Bubble Bobble and Super Crate Box

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Drop Wizard, a 'dawww'-inducing mix of Bubble Bobble and Super Crate Box

Drop Wizard is heavily inspired by classic cutesy arcade action games, especially Taito's classic platformer trilogy Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, and Parasol Stars. The game is scheduled to be released on iOS on the 8th of January, but I grabbed an early access build to show you the opening few stages. Here's what it all looks like in motion...…


Hands-on with Transformers: Battle Tactics, in which we see whether you should be Jazz'd, or if this strategy game will make you Starscream

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Transformers: Battle Tactics, in which we see whether you should be Jazz'd, or if this strategy game will make you Starscream

There's been a few Transformers games released of late, stretching from top quality tie-in auto-runners, to extremely niche pseudo re-releases. Transformers: Battle Tactics is a free-to-play turn-based strategy game that asks you to form a party of Transformers, upgrade them, and then take on a variety of other Transformers. It's currently in soft-launch in a couple of territories, but if you have a Canadian account you can start playing now via the link at the bottom of this article. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Looney Tunes Dash!, in which we find out what's up, doc

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Looney Tunes Dash!, in which we find out what's up, doc

I think we've all got a bit of a soft spot for the antics of Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Porky Pig et al, I know I certainly do. Zynga's recently launched free-to-play auto-runner is called Looney Tunes Dash!, and stars this lot and more over dozens of stages of collecting coins, jumping ravines, avoiding baddies, and generally getting up to comic mischief. The video underneath this paragraph shows it in motion and gives you some first impressions, if you want to grab it for yourself the link to get it is below that. [App Store link]…


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

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month, 1 week 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, 1 month, 1 week 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, 1 month, 1 week 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…