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Hands-on with Maria the Witch, the free-to-play 2D flight game from the maker of Gekido

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Maria the Witch, the free-to-play 2D flight game from the maker of Gekido

Maria the Witch is a 2D action / flight game that reminds me a lot of Retry out of Rovio Level 11. But there's a bit more to Maria the Witch from the off, from what I've seen so far. It's really really hard, and I think that's going to trip some people up on it, but it also handles really well, with most mistakes feeling like you made them. The game's out now, here's my hands-on, let me know what you make of it yourself. Want to give it a go for yourself? Download links are below. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


8 terrifyingly dangerous sharks from Hungry Shark Evolution

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
8 terrifyingly dangerous sharks from Hungry Shark Evolution

In Hungry Shark Evolution you're a big shark that swims around an ocean, trying to eat anything and everything that comes into your line of sight. People have captured videos of themselves doing exactly this via the Everyplay functionality the developer has included, and from these videos I've determined the 8 most dangerous creatures that swim its seas. Titanically Large Shark eats whole boats Shark With A Jetpack doesn't even need you to go back in the water Shark With A Jetpack And A Monocle is such a sir that he'll eat Santa and get away with it Rebel Shark just will not play by the rules, man Robot Shark completely ignores Asimov's rules of robotics Sweary And Loud Shar…


Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is in soft-launch, we have codes for rare cards and extra currency

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is in soft-launch, we have codes for rare cards and extra currency

I've been raving about strategy / card game Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf since we first covered the debut trailer, and then went hands-on with a very early build of the game. The super Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is now in soft-launch in Sweden and South Africa, and since it's really easy to get yourself an account for any country you gosh darn like, you should probably go check it out. Not convinced? Alright then, how about some free loot, just for getting in on the ground floor? Head to the Shop Menu when you've completed the tutorial and enter the promo code; SOFTCODE Doing so will give you a free rare card, plus a bunch of extra currency to get you started too. There, now you've go…


Hands-on with Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge, the super challenging passive shmup

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge, the super challenging passive shmup

I've been a big fan of Tilt To Live for quite some time now, so I leapt at the chance to play an early build of this avoid-em-up from One Man Left. Tilt To Live: Gauntlet's Revenge takes the control precision of the previous games, and places your ship in a series of ever more difficult to navigate environments. Here's my hands-on.…


Hands-on with Hail to the King: Deathbat, the horrific Avenged Sevenfold mobile game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Hail to the King: Deathbat, the horrific Avenged Sevenfold mobile game

I wouldn't bother pressing play on that video below. Honestly. The video contains about ten minutes of footage of me playing Hail to the King: Deathbat, an almost entirely awful new action adventure game that's been developed in partnership with a band called Avenged Sevenfold. Think about all the things in life you could do with the extra ten minutes you'd save not watching it: you could put the laundry on and win brownie points with your partner, you could read a news website and be more aware of global events, or you could do a few push-ups to help maintain your health... ... … still here? Fine, hit play, but don't say I didn't warn you.…


Hands-on with Tiki Taka Soccer, the thoroughly sensible game of soccer

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Tiki Taka Soccer, the thoroughly sensible game of soccer

So while I may not adore the actual sport of foot-to-ball, I have on occasion known to like a high quality video rendition of the pastime. Tiki Taka Soccer is definitely one of those games. With elements of classic footie video games, mixed up with modern game design sensibilities, this still-in-development title is looking very promising indeed.…


Hands-on with The Silent Age: Chapter 2, the time-hopping point-and-click adventure

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with The Silent Age: Chapter 2, the time-hopping point-and-click adventure

The Silent Age came out of nowhere. Released without fanfare as a free download, the game caught us slightly off-guard by really rather good. The minimal presentation was strong, the time-travel hook delivered a few surprises, and the puzzles were smart. It's been a long time coming, but the sequel has just arrived as an in-app purchase. Mark Brown sees how the story continues in the video above.…


Genre Busters: top 4 best free-to-play fighting games on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Genre Busters: top 4 best free-to-play fighting games on iOS

Free-to-play and fighting games have gone hand-in-hand on mobile of late, with plenty of big name brawlers getting the freemium mobile punch-em-up treatment. So James and I decided to take a look at some of the best (and one of the worst) games in the genre to bring you the definitive guide on what you should be spending your time on. Too busy fighting in the streets to watch the whole thing? Click on the game you want to see in action below to jump straight to it. 1. Batman: Arkham Origins2. Injustice: Gods Among Us3. Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul4. Marvel: Contest of Champions…


Hands-on with The Taekwondo Game, the incredibly promising mobile fighting sim

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with The Taekwondo Game, the incredibly promising mobile fighting sim

When it comes to fighting games, though I will play a brawler on mobile, I always prefer to play on consoles. The Taekwondo Game might be the first title that finally gets fighting controls and character movement totally right on iOS, and is rapidly becoming my most anticipated game on iOS this year. Take a look at a super early hands-on video below for footage of this startlingly polished fighter that's still very much in development.…


Hands-on with Skater, the simulation skateboarding game vying for Touchgrind and True Skate's crown

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Skater, the simulation skateboarding game vying for Touchgrind and True Skate's crown

Touchgrind Skate 2, True Skate, and now Skater: the world of mobile games isn't exactly lacking simulation skateboarding games, and I for one am very pleased. I'm a big fan of the two former titles, and I've now spent a fair chunk of time with Skater to see how it compares to the other two giants of the genre. Take a look.…


Hands-on with Darklings: Season 2, the adorable swipe-based puzzle combat sequel

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Darklings: Season 2, the adorable swipe-based puzzle combat sequel

We've just gotten our hands on an exclusive build of Darklings: Season 2, so naturally we wanted to bring you a sneak peek at how the game's shaping up. If you're yet to play the original, this new game is an action puzzler in which you need to copy the patterns of white atop your enemy's head by swiping them as commands into the touchscreen. This then destroys them, and the stars they release give you more time. It's cute, it's fun, and there's a fair amount to unlock from what I've seen so far.…


Hands-on with Find the Line, a wonderfully artistic puzzler almost ruined by ads

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Find the Line, a wonderfully artistic puzzler almost ruined by ads

It breaks your heart when you play a game that comes so close to being amazing, only to have one aspect of it ruin the experience. In the case of Find the Line, it's the video ads: they demolish the peace and thoughtful elegance of this otherwise beautiful puzzle experience. You'll see exactly what I mean in my hands-on video below.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 14

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 14

I was off for this episode of our Let's Play / Tutorial / Faffing About series focused on Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. I feel like I missed out. Stupid birthdays. James and Danny go out looking for monsters, and they're quickly joined by two of AppSpy's community for a whole heap of hunting hijinks. Need to catch up with the series? You can! So do.…


Hands-on with Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary, the rock-pushing, cave diving platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary, the rock-pushing, cave diving platformer

After 30 years of pushing massive rocks around undergroud caverns, you'd think Boulder Dash's spelunking hero Rockford might be ready to put his muddy feet up and take a well deserved break. Unfortunately for him, Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary is due to come out on iPhone and iPad in the not-too distant future. Peter's gone hands-on with the early build, and has been putting the 21st century Rockford through his paces. See the results in the video above.…


Hands-on with Grave Matters, the rusty puzzler in which you dig for dead robots

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 month, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Grave Matters, the rusty puzzler in which you dig for dead robots

Philip K. Dick once asked if androids dream of electric sheep. We cannot answer that question. However, if new macabre puzzler Grave Matters has its facts straight, they do play Minesweeper with the rusted carcasses of their dead robot mates. Intruiged? Then we suggest you hit play on the video above.…