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Family Guy, Futurama, and American Dad in a card battler?!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 1 week ago
Family Guy, Futurama, and American Dad in a card battler?!

That's right! Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, King of the Hill, and Bob's Burgers have joined forces to make this brand new card battler, Animation Throwdown. Check out Oscar's hands-on video to find out more!…

There's a new Wizard of Oz game?!

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 1 week ago
There's a new Wizard of Oz game?!

For some reason, there's a new Wizard of Oz game out. Oscar checks it out.…

What's with all the GO games?

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 1 week ago
What's with all the GO games?

What is with all the GO games recently? Let's find out...…

The 5 best memes that got turned into ridiculous games

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best memes that got turned into ridiculous games

There's something about memes that are so… young. And I don't mean that they've only existed for a few years. I mean they represent exactly what it means to be a young person in the year 2016: they're fleeting, not funny, and often involve exhibiting one's… delicates. Or drugs. Those too. Memes also, on occasion, get transformed into another medium. Since playing video games are the second most millennial activity - after creating memes themselves, of course - we thought we'd run down five memes that got turned into great games. Ish. 5. Bud Farm: Grass Roots You can already tell what this is, can't you? Yes, it's a weed farming sim. What a world we live in. You can bake…

EVERY Telltale game, ranked

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
EVERY Telltale game, ranked

Good news everyone! Batman - The Telltale Series is finally out on iOS! Our sister site Pocket Gamer has got a lovely review of the first episode up right now, but what of Telltale's other mobile efforts? The Californian developer has, well, developed a knack and reputation for making episodic, story driven 'interactive experiences'. But which of them are hot, and which are not? The Walking Dead, or dead man walking? Minecraft: Story Mode, or Minecraft: Story NOPE? Game of Thrones or Game of NO? I'll stop now. Here are the seven Telltale games on the App Store, listed from worst to best (not including the old ones like Jurassic Park and Sam & Max, because, like, they're well rubbish m…

The 5 best AR games on mobile

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best AR games on mobile

Before a certain collect 'em up launched this summer, augmented reality had kind of died a death. Sure, the 3DS came with those little cards, and you played with them for 10 minutes when you first opened the box, but they soon got confined to that drawer in your bedroom with the football pump and the Action Man your auntie got you for your 15th birthday. 15, mind. What was she thinking? Since then, you've barely even given AR a thought. You scoffed at Microsoft's futile attempt to revive the technology when it revealed the Hololens. Then Pokemon GO came along. Pokemon GO showed the world what AR could do. If used correctly, AR can be one amazing gaming tool. So let's take a look at the fi…

Why you NEED to play Pokemon Sun and Moon

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Why you NEED to play Pokemon Sun and Moon

I was going to write something controversial about Pokemon. How another new pair of games, with another new region and more new characters, might be overkill. How ideas are starting to dry up, how the repeating loop and same adventure every time is becoming tired. How Pokemon has lost its edge, how the designs are stupid, and how - after Pokemon GO was such a hit - maybe the mainline games should hang up their Poke Balls for good. The truth, however, is that Game Freak and The Pokemon Company are only just getting started. Pokemon has never been so exciting. Pokemon is improving with every game The DS era was not kind to the series. Pokemon's art style struggled with the transition o…

The 5 best quiz games on mobile if you just can't wait for Trivia Crack X

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best quiz games on mobile if you just can't wait for Trivia Crack X

Good news, trivia fans! Who Wants to be a Millionaire is coming back! Just joking. I wish it was coming back. Well it sort of is. You'll see what I mean. Anyway. If you just can't get enough of pub quizzes, love getting stumped by a sticky wicket, or just want to show off to your mates, mobile general knowledge quizzes are for you. And with Trivia Crack X out this week, we thought it'd be the perfect time to run down some of the best quiz apps on mobile. So here is that lovely little list! Play all these and you'll be winning University Challenge in no time. MovieCat 2 MovieCat 2 is possibly the greatest game of all time. Any app that has a load of kittens dressing up and reenact…

4 reasons why FIFA 17 Mobile will fail

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
4 reasons why FIFA 17 Mobile will fail

FIFA 17 Mobile has been revealed! Well, sort of. EA just quietly put all the details up on their site without telling anyone, which is helpful. Our sister site Pocket Gamer has all the serious details, but here we're going to tell you exactly why FIFA Mobile (as it's officially known) is going to flop. Because obviously. 4. It's called FIFA Mobile (for real this time) Last year, before the release of FIFA 16 on console, EA told us its mobile companion would be called FIFA 16: Ultimate Team, indicating a move towards pure pack opening and dream teams. The giant publisher then changed its tune, instead informing us that FIFA 16: Ultimate Team would now be called FIFA Mobile - confusing…

The 7 best hacking games on mobile you just NEED to play

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The 7 best hacking games on mobile you just NEED to play

With the release of Hackers this week, we're in a bit of a wacky-hacky mood here at AppSpy. We want to infiltrate the CIA's servers and find out all of the world's secrets: what is Vladimir Putin doing right now, where does Barack Obama go for his tea, why does Donald Trump exist, and so forth. Unfortunately, we're writers, meaning we have no discernible talent, and hence cannot hack, code, program, type, turn the laptop on, boil the kettle, or even get out of bed in the morning - so hacking anything for real is out of the question. It's a good job, then, that the App Store has a bunch of hacking games just waiting to be played to scratch our computer-y itch. Let's take a look at the best…

Why Animation Throwdown (Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, et al.) is a complete mess

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Why Animation Throwdown (Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, et al.) is a complete mess

If you didn't already know, Animation Throwdown is a weird mash up of a plethora of adult cartoons (not those ones, you dirty bugger). It smashes together Family Guy, Futurama, American Dad, King of the Hill, and Bob's Burgers (I've never heard of that last one either), and turns the resulting dog's dinner into a card battler. I know, it's bizarre. In the 'worst crossovers ever' debate, this is up there with Batman v Superman (dreadful), Simpsons x Family Guy (can you tell I don't like Family Guy?), and LEGO Minecraft (they're both the same bloody thing!). Let me explain just why I think Animation Throwdown is such a mess. (Content warning: contains hot takes. [Not hot cakes. Though that…

Facebook Messenger's hidden secrets and games you NEED to know

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Facebook Messenger's hidden secrets and games you NEED to know

Apple's big new mobile update, iOS 10, launched last week, and one of its biggest new features is the capacity to install and play games within iMessage. But this was already a feature in Facebook's dominant Messenger app! Let's take a look at these four secret games hidden within Messenger. Basketball Probably the best known Messenger game, basketball challenges you to grab as many slam dunks in a row as possible. To start a match, just send the basketball emoji, then tap on it, and you'll go straight into an asynchronous face off against your friends. Football The ootball game's similar to the basketball one (but obviously better because it's football): send the football emoji, t…

Like Dungeon of Gravestone? Try these other iPhone and iPad roguelikes

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Like Dungeon of Gravestone? Try these other iPhone and iPad roguelikes

Dungeon of Gravestone is a new roguelike that's just come out on the App Store. It's got dungeons, it's got monsters, it's got pretty much everything you'd expect from a roguelike on the App Store. This is a list of roguelikes that are also out on the App Store. It's got dungeons, it's got monsters, it's got pretty much everything you'd expect from a list of roguelikes that are also out on the App Store. This is a third paragraph that's essentially acting as padding before we get to the list. It doesn't have dungeons, it doesn't have monsters, it doesn't really have any reason to exist. I just like having three paragraphs before the list starts. This is the list. Rustbucket Of course…

6 iOS games that would make excellent blockbuster movies starring Vin Diesel

Feature By AppSpy Staff, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
6 iOS games that would make excellent blockbuster movies starring Vin Diesel

Monster Hunter is getting turned into a big Hollywood blockbuster. And we used to play Monster Hunter on the streams back when everything was happier and we weren't all so lonely. So, having combined those two facts into my perfectly SEO-attuned brain I have come up with the following collection of words. Together they make excellent CONTENT! Basically here's a load of iOS games that should get made into films as well. You'll probably disagree with me, but that's fine because I'm not taking any of this seriously. Hahaha, imagine if I did that. Wayward Souls This would make a good movie because it's got loads of action and stuff in it. Vin Diesel could be in it because he's my favourite…

iMessage's secret hidden games

Feature By Oscar Dayus, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
iMessage's secret hidden games

With the release of iOS 10, iMessage has been given a serious overhaul. Along with stickers, animations, drawings, and more, it's now got a bunch of secret, hidden games you can play against your friends, right within iMessage. Let's take a look at some of the best (and worst) ones: Words With Friends Remember Words With Friends? Ahh, 2009 was one great year, wasn't it? Anyway, enough reminiscing. Words With Friends is still as good now as it was seven years ago - the problem was everyone stopped playing it. Maybe iMessage integration will solve that (if anyone downloads iOS 10, that is). Now to wait for Draw Something. Draughts / Checkers Hey, it's everybody's second favourite ga…