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

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 7 - Rearing Sheep

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 7 - Rearing Sheep

The plan for this episode of our Let's Play of Minecraft: Pocket Edition was to keep digging and digging and digging into the ground until I found something amazing... or in the very least a different type of building material to the ones I've already found. That didn't quite go to plan, but I did make a very deep, very long hole in the ground, with some very nice stairs leading all the way down. On top of that I decided to see what else I could create with the materials I'd already gathered. I make all sorts of awesome tools in this episode, and also a complete failure of a sheep pen. Also: hot duck action. Missed out on previous episodes? Catch up via our Playlist on YouTube.…


Genre Busters: top 5 best Radiangames games

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 2 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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.…