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Hands-on with Flockers, an exclusive early look at the dark and fluffy puzzler from the makers of Worms

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Flockers, an exclusive early look at the dark and fluffy puzzler from the makers of Worms

Though the company is best known for the Worms series, Team17 has a long and storied history of making games in all sorts of different genres - such as Superfrog, Body Blows, and Alien Breed. For 2015 the studio is bringing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One puzzler Flockers to mobiles and tablets. In AppSpy's exclusive early hands-on with the game - which will be released on the 14th January - you'll see a few of the earlier levels, get a taste of the dark humour, and watch as I get to grips with the fundamentals of play.…

Hands-on with Need For Speed: No Limits, or 'what the Real Racing 3 team did next'

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Need For Speed: No Limits, or 'what the Real Racing 3 team did next'

As a fan of Real Racing 3, my interest was really piqued in Need For Speed: No Limits when I heard they'd gotten involved with the project. How would a race sim maker transition into making a more arcade-oriented title? Luckily I didn't have long to wait to find out, as the title has just now appeared on the App Store. Need For Speed: No Limits is currently in soft-launch in Taiwan, and the video below is from that version of the game. If you're interested in playing it for yourself, the link for which is underneath our hands-on video. [App Store link]…

7 brand new IPs coming to iOS and Android in 2015 that you need to know about

Feature By Glen Fox, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
7 brand new IPs coming to iOS and Android in 2015 that you need to know about

2014 was an excellent year for iOS and Android and that was largely down to an avalanche of incredible exclusive titles such as Monument Valley, World of Tanks Blitz, and Hitman Go.  The trend looks set to continue in 2015 with an exciting batch of games already announced. This year could even do one better than the last too, as a fair few of these titles are brand new IPs altogether, which is exciting when you consider that last year's biggest games tended to be ports or mobile versions of already established IPs. Here then are seven of the best of these brand new IPs that are headed to iOS and Android later in 2015... 1. Project Phoenix - Eagle-eyed AppSpy viewe…

Hands-on with Wizard Golf RPG, a curious blend of high fantasy and firm fairways

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Wizard Golf RPG, a curious blend of high fantasy and firm fairways

I like to think that Gandalf would have enjoyed a spot of golf, perhaps while savouring a little Pipe-Weed. I reckon Frodo would make a good caddy too, though I imagine he wouldn't be welcome at Hole 19, bless him. Wizard Golf RPG doesn't star Gandalf, but it does feature a wizard attempting to make Par across multiple courses over various themed worlds, in this compelling blend of RPG and golf. Wizard Golf RPG is out soon, but is currently in soft-launch. You can find the link for it below our hands-on video. [App Store link]…

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

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 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, 1 month, 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months, 1 week 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, 2 months, 1 week 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, 2 months, 1 week 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, 2 months, 1 week 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]…