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Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 10 - Off Adventuring

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 10 - Off Adventuring

Perhaps it's a foolish desire, but for a few episodes now I've wanted to explore the wilder areas of the land I'm inhabiting. I want to feel the wind through my hair, see the horizon stretch out before me, plot a point and just head for it and see what happens. Armed to the teeth, I set out in this episode to do exactly that. How does it turn out? How do you think? Also: darkness! If you somehow missed a previous episode you can catch up via our Playlist on YouTube.…


Drifting, desserts, and death-dealing - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Drifting, desserts, and death-dealing - AppSpy's Sunday Service

You need a quick catch up on everything cool from the world of mobile and tablet gaming? You just found it with AppSpy's Sunday Service. The Big Stories 1. We went hands-on with the rather smashing Day of the Viking. 2. We got all hot under the bonnet with the trailer for Drift Girls. 3. We cooked up all sorts of delicious Minecraft-themed treats. 4. We discovered that some smart types in Bristol are making some sweet looking robots. 5. We saw 9 awesome things you can do in Strung Along. AppSpy Recommends Undoubtedly the most curious release this week is The Sailor's Dream. If it were a PC game you might call it a walking simulator: you pootle about the world to explore its l…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 18

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 18

Things get terrifying in this episode, as the monsters aren't just found in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. When things aren't about as spooky as things can get, James and myself get on with some serious hunting, hanging out with the AppSpy community and smashing any foolish marks that might try and get in the way. Not quite up-to-date with the series? Catch up via our playlist.…


9 amazing things you can do in Strung Along

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
9 amazing things you can do in Strung Along

In Strung Along you control a puppet on strings, trying to get them through increasingly challenging levels of obstacles and whatnot. Since it's heavily governed by its (usually robust) physics engine, it's allowed from some pretty awesome things to be done by its players. Many of these things have been captured by eagle-eyed peeps on Everyplay, and I've collected them all together into one convenient little list. So then, in Strung Along you can... Swing! Jump! Do a forward flip! Dance to EDM! Risk a groin injury! Walk on thin air! Not finish your sentences! Breakdance as if possessed by a demon! And make it to the final level! Think you can do better? Grab the…


Hands-on with Day of the Viking, where a princess asks you to squish invaders using giant boulders

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Day of the Viking, where a princess asks you to squish invaders using giant boulders

Day of the Viking's princess is not your typical damsel in distress. She's a mean, cunning, and I think slightly cruel leader of a group of forces that are Hell-bent on driving off a Viking invasion. Protecting her is a group of fearless warriors, utilising bows and arrows, as well as boulders, to turn back their aggressors. It's a silly and fun physics action puzzler, and one I rather enjoyed. Here's how I got on...…


Hands-on with Soccer Runner, the footie-focused endless runner featuring... Mr. Miyagi...?

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Soccer Runner, the footie-focused endless runner featuring... Mr. Miyagi...?

So yes, Soccer Runner has a slightly odd cameo in it. But aside from the inclusion of Kesuke Miyagi, and the football theme to proceedings, Soccer Runner is a fairly by-the-numbers auto-runner. You swipe to avoid obstacles by dodging or jumping or sliding, and there are special boosts to grab along the way that will aid you with your quest for a highscore. That said, there's a cool addition whereby you can kick the ball to break some obstacles, and the QTE sequences at the end of stages are nifty too. Here are my first thoughts on the game, captured in video form.…


Hands-on with Super Secret Service, where you must save the President from rogue paper airplanes attacks

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Super Secret Service, where you must save the President from rogue paper airplanes attacks

What would you do if the President was in (apparently mortal) danger from being struck by a paper airplane? Would you step up and get in the line of fire? What if, instead of a paper airplane, the projectile were a tomato? What then, hero? Test your mettle with Super Secret Service, a brand new endless action game by Austin Ivansmith. Fancy giving my highscore a run for its money? Download the game on the links below. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Store link]…


Hands-on with Bitcoin Billionaire, where earning fake Internet money and getting rich quick has never been easier

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Bitcoin Billionaire, where earning fake Internet money and getting rich quick has never been easier

Bitcoin Billionaire is a pastiche of Bitcoins and the clicker genre of games, by being a clicker game that is about Bitcoins. It's got a wry sense of humour, a wonderful aesthetic, and a moreish upgrade path that, once you're on, is difficult to get off of. I got a little time in with the game, click play on the video below to see how I got on. Oh and for those wondering: no, Bitcoin Billionaire doesn't actually generate Bitcoins for you. Pity.…


Hands-on with Contract Killer: Sniper, the brand new sniping game from Glu

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Contract Killer: Sniper, the brand new sniping game from Glu

Glu Mobile has a new sniping game out, and it's got the Contract Killer name attached to it. From my quick hands-on with the game, it appears to be business as usual for the now very well-established shooter franchise from Glu. You enter an area, shoot all the bad guys, perhaps complete a special objective, and when you win you upgrade a selection of powerful weaponry to allow you access to the next stage. I've had a decent time with Contract Killer: Sniper so far, here are my first impressions.…


Hands-on with Seabeard, the mind-bogglingly beautiful adventure on the high seas

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Seabeard, the mind-bogglingly beautiful adventure on the high seas

Seabeard is a new adventure game that's currently in soft-launch in a few territories. Its gameplay is kind of like a blend between The Legend of Zelda, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing, and it has a terrific sense of style that also feels like an amalgamation of those three console games. It's from Backflip Studios, it's free-to-play, it's coming soon. Get hyped, because I've a feeling it's going to be big.…


Hands-on with Pongu, the spangly new sci-fi take on Pong

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Pongu, the spangly new sci-fi take on Pong

Pong is an a staple of video games: one of the first games ever made, and a perennial classic that developers and gamers alike are constantly coming back to. Pongu is one such revisit, this time with a sci-fi look, and a few gameplay tweaks too. My hands-on video walks you through the very basics, but more importantly it shows how lovely looking it is. Seriously, look at it. Particles everywhere! You can get Pongu via the link below. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Star Wars: Galactic Defense, the Jedi-themed tower defence game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Star Wars: Galactic Defense, the Jedi-themed tower defence game

If you're still a fan of the TD genre, and you're a big fan of the Star Wars universe, then you might well be interested to know that Star Wars: Galactic Defense is a pretty decent stab at the genre, and adds a bit of Lucas into a well-established formula. As you'll see in my hands-on with the game below, I'm not super enthusiastic about Star Wars: Galactic Defense, simply because it doesn't change things up all that much, but if you're after a solid tower defence, you could do much worse. The game's out now for free on iOS and Android. [App Store link][Google Play link][Amazon Store link]…


Hands-on with Jet Run: City Defender, the Temple Run / Space Invaders hybrid

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Jet Run: City Defender, the Temple Run / Space Invaders hybrid

Jet Run: City Defender blends the endless action of an auto-runner, with the sci-fi shooting of a classic shmup. It all feels a bit Rez, curiously. The presentation is an odd mix too, with big chunky block aliens attempting to take over a fairly normal looking human city. If you want to find out more, you can watch my hands-on video below... … or you could grab it from the App Store now to see it for yourself. [App Store link]…


Hands-on with Crossy Road, a modern day take on an amphibian classic

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Crossy Road, a modern day take on an amphibian classic

No one is going to argue that Crossy Road isn't a take on iconic Konami arcade game Frogger. But as an homage it's super high quality, and very entertaining in its own right. It blends the jumping gameplay of Frogger with an auto-runner like Temple Run, to create a polished (and very good looking) high score chaser. Here's my hands-on with the game.…


Hands-on with Meat Factory, where animal welfare meets arcade action

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Meat Factory, where animal welfare meets arcade action

Your job in Meat Factory is not, as you might be led to believe, to process cattle into delicious treats for omnivores. Instead it's to save cute little animals from being mashed up by a psychotic meat grinding machine. It's a pretty dark concept, but thankfully the bright visuals lighten the tone a lot. So does the arcade-oriented gameplay too, which feels a lot like playing a Game & Watch, such is its moreish simplicity. Here are my first impressions of Meat Factory, in video format. Meat Factory is out now, you can get it on the link below. [App Store link]…