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The top 5 best iPhone, iPad, and Android games of 2014

Toplist By Peter Willington, 8 months ago
The top 5 best iPhone, iPad, and Android games of 2014

Here we are then: a brand new year. 2015. Twenty fifteen. Two, zero, one, five. I'm pretty sure we were promised personal jetpacks and hoverboards by now. Anyway, 2014 was one heck of a year for mobile and tablet gaming, and AppSpy was there to cover it all, bringing you all the video coverage you'd ever need for the whacky world of iOS and Android gaming. A world where space marines do battle, futuristic spacecraft race at thousands of miles per hour, sick skateboarding tricks are landed, and animals turn into real boys you can go on dates with. But what were the very best titles of 2014? Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, AppSpy's top 5 games of the year... From myself and th…

AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - Danny's Top 5

Toplist By Danny Russell, 8 months, 1 week ago
AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - Danny's Top 5

Just before 2015 hits, I'd like to share my top five iOS games of the year with y'all. It's perhaps no surprise that every entry on my list went down a storm when they were streamed on our Twitch channel. Maybe you won a code for one of these from us, or perhaps you've even played one with us - in any case these are all worth blowing all the iTunes credit you receive this Kwanzaa. Dargon Dragon Quest VIII Dragon Quest VIII was one of my favourite PlayStation 2 games, and this is a fantastic, albeit slightly chopped up, port. Yes it's vertically oriented, yes the voice tracks and some music has been cut, but the game itself is still very solid and rammed full of enough content to keep y…

AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - James's Top 5

Toplist By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - James's Top 5

With Glen's top picks and Peter's favourite games out of the way, it's time to share my prime gaming slices of 2014. These are the games which, for a variety of reason, I couldn't put down over the past 12 months. Add them all to your wishlist, and give me a huge kiss of slobbering gratitude when you next see me. FTL For me, few games have ever truly captured the spirit of space travel better than FTL. The isolation, the claustraphobia - the infinite dark filled peppered with glimmering wonders and invisible threats. Yet somehow, despite it's lo-fi 2D visuals and complete lack of explosive cutscenes and shots of the Millenium Falcon doing barrel rolls, FTL totally nails space. Th…

AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - Glen's Top 5

Toplist By Glen Fox, 8 months, 1 week ago
AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - Glen's Top 5

I'm going to lead in to my top 5 list with some incredibly unsettling news - I was without a mobile device between June - November 2014. Unfortunately, my Nexus 7 2013 popped its clogs a little earlier than expected and the morale to the story is that I should have got warranty. Always. Get. Warranty. Without further ado, here's my Top 5 finest mobile games of the year (that I got a chance to play). Rival Knights I'm not even going to lie, Rival Knights would have featured in my list regardless. Why? Because it's the very perfect example of a 2014 mobile game - and it allows me to finally live out my dream of being Heath Ledger in that movie about knights with big sticks. It looks fa…

AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - Peter's Top 5

Toplist By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
AppSpy's Best Games of 2014 - Peter's Top 5

It's the very end of December, and at this time of year it's customary for video game websites to pick out their favourites titles of the previous year. We'll be popping up our “official” collective top 5 on the 1st of January 2015, but as we build up to that, the AppSpy team is all going to take a little time to run you through its personal favourites. First up, my turn. Skylanders Trap Team The best thing about Skylanders Trap Team isn't the compulsively collectible toys, nor is it the rock solid mix of platforming and combat. It's not even the dedicated controller, superb voice acting, or top notch visuals.The best thing about Skylanders Trap Team is that it sets out to…

12 amazing iPhone and iPad games to play with your family this Christmas

Toplist By Peter Willington, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
12 amazing iPhone and iPad games to play with your family this Christmas

It's Christmas soon, and that often means having all the family round to exchange presents, munch down some mince pies, and maybe quoff a cheeky glass of tipple or three. You may think that this could pose a problem: surely having the relations round will seriously eat into your gaming time? Not necessarily. If you're smart you can sneakily fool your immediate and extended family into burning away the hours playing awesome iOS and Android video games. Here's a big list of some of our favourites. 1. Soccer Physics - Two player fun times for you and a footie-mad relative 2. Skylanders Trap Team - If you're after a meaty adventure to share, you can't go wrong with this 3. World of Tank…

Bah! Humbug! 10 top games for Christmas grumps

Toplist By Peter Willington, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Bah! Humbug! 10 top games for Christmas grumps

I love Christmas I do, but I can totally see why it's not for everyone. Pretending to be nice to people you don't know (extended family, for example), eating food you don't like (Christmas Pudding is disgusting), and spending money on presents people don't need (does anyone actually like getting "smellies"?) - it's all a bit much. So just for this article, let's embrace the humbug, and talk about the very best games to stick two fingers up at Christmas 2014. 1. Robots Love Ice Cream - Because yes, robots love ice cream, but do they have the capacity to love Christmas too? Probably not. 2. Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff - Because it's easy to stay out of the Christmas spirit by playing…

The top 5 gamebooks like 80 Days on Android

Toplist By Glen Fox, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The top 5 gamebooks like 80 Days on Android

80 Days has flown around the world on iOS and has finally made its final stop on Android. You'll know that much already because you'll be playing it as I speak, I'm sure. It's an absolutely astounding game with one problem: it ends. So what we've come up with is a list of alternatives on Android to help you fend off that cold turkey feeling. 1. Banner Saga Banner Saga isn't strictly a gamebook but definitely takes influence from them during the more talky-bits and for that reason it has to make this cut. As far as I'm converned, any reason to promote Banner Saga is a good one. 2. Joe Dever's Lone Wolf This one most certainly is a gamebook and is mighty proud of tha…

Our top 10 most watched videos of 2014

Toplist By Peter Willington, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Our top 10 most watched videos of 2014

We're looking back at 2014 a lot at the moment - it's awards season, after all - and part of that process is seeing what kind of videos were wildly popular on our YouTube channel this past year. Big name games feature heavily in our most watched top 10, with a couple of PC / console ports representing the world of traditional gaming in a major way. But mobile-only or "best on mobile" game reviews, graphic comparisons, and hands-on previews dominate: from massive military shooters, to fluffy but frightening favourites. I wonder if there are any conclusions that could be drawn about you lot that visit AppSpy every day? Except that you're lovely, obvs. BioShock Hands-On Modern Combat 5:…

4 Cut the Rope cakes you can make at home that will make you shout 'Om Nom nom' through mouthfuls of delicious baked loveliness

Toplist By Peter Willington, 9 months, 1 week ago
4 Cut the Rope cakes you can make at home that will make you shout 'Om Nom nom' through mouthfuls of delicious baked loveliness

Om Nom is undoubtedly one of my favourite characters in gaming: the cute eyes, adorable mannerisms, and our shared love of eating sweets makes me want to reach into the game and give him a big hug whenever I fail him by managing to screw up a level. The fact that people on the Internet have decided to make cakes based on this hero of Cut the Rope fills me with joy, and I think it'll do the same for you too. So if you're feeling in a creative mood, you'll definitely want to check out the stellar work by superstar YouTubers CakesByChoppA, iHasCupquake, Abe's World, and cakezonepl below. CakesByChoppA iHasCupquake Abe's World cakezonepl If you've seen an even better one, drop us…

The top 5 smart devices for mobile phones

Toplist By Glen Fox, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
The top 5 smart devices for mobile phones

Do you have a mobile phone and more money than sense? Are you fed up of having to do everything yourself and wish that there were smarter devices that could just do it all instead? Well, AppSpy has got you covered with our top 5 list of smart devices for dumb people.  All of these devices actually exist, and command the sort of ridiculous price you'd expect for having the ultimate in convenience at hand. So sit back, tell your phone to let the coffee maker know that you'd prefer the milk a little bit hotter next time and enjoy the upcoming videos.  Samsung T9000 Smart Fridge Samsung F600G Smart Oven Samsung WW9000 Smart Washing Machine Mr. Coffee Smart Coffeemaker Sa…

The 5 most ridiculous smartphone endorsements by celebrities

Toplist By Peter Willington, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
The 5 most ridiculous smartphone endorsements by celebrities

Sometimes the rich and famous decide to endorse brands and products in exchange for money. Sounds absurd and a little bit underhanded, I know, but it's true. Sometimes those brands and products are smartphones, and sometimes these celebrities appear in video advertisements in the hope that the masses will readily consume them, and start to think about how lovely and shiny and desirable said brands and products are. Many of them are completely ridiculous, and these are the five best. Hence the article title. HTC and Gary Oldman - Now this is what you want from a phone ad: a man making vaguely threatening remarks to you. The iPhone 6 and U2 - Well now... this one went south pretty quickl…

These are the 7 very best 'playable' Angry Birds cakes on the Internet

Toplist By Peter Willington, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
These are the 7 very best 'playable' Angry Birds cakes on the Internet

I was looking for Angry Birds cakes to put together a little video article like last week's Minecraft cakestravaganza, but along the way I noticed that a whole bunch of the videos showing them off described them as "playable". Completely fascinated, I fell down a rabbit hole of cake-based YouTube awesomeness, and found that lots of cake makers have decided that just eating a delicious baked treat isn't enough - now they want you to be able to play with your food. Intrigued? Take a look at these super sweet cakes, courtesy of YouTubers electricpigtv, Ivan Alexander, EvanTubeHD, Brad Simmons, vallauryne, Richard Houghton, and Veronica Yang. electricpigtv Ivan Alexander EvanTubeHD B…

7 mouth-watering Minecraft treats that you can make at home, plus videos of how to make them

Toplist By Peter Willington, 10 months ago
7 mouth-watering Minecraft treats that you can make at home, plus videos of how to make them

If you're into your baking (or in the very least know someone who is), and you're not a stranger to a little mining and crafting in Mojang's mobile creative classic - Minecraft: Pocket Edition - then you're going to want to take a look at this big collection of culinary delights, which have been captured in video form. There are all sorts of cakes and sweets in the 7 videos listed below, all from really cool YouTuber types, including: MyCupcakeAddiction, yoyomax12, Happy Cake By Renee, iHasCupquake, and Rosanna Pansino. Square checkerboard cake Scrumptious Minecraft cupcakes A ridiculously lavish Minecraft cake The actual cake from Minecraft An explosive looking TnT block cake…

Top 6 Rhythm Action Games on iPhone and iPad

Toplist By Peter Willington, 1 year, 9 months ago
Top 6 Rhythm Action Games on iPhone and iPad

For a quick fire burst of snackable gaming, you can't beat a bit of bemani, or 'rhythm action' as it's become known. Popularised by Guitar Hero and the like, the music genre quickly became a staple of iOS gaming, with wannabe rock stars and bedroom DJs testing their skills on their touchscreen devices. With so many games to choose from, we thought it high-time we whittled the list down to the crucial six you absolutely must play. Oh, and don't think that we'll be covering any of that new age music stuff like Beat Hazard Ultra and Beat Sneak Bandit. That stuff has it's place and all, but this list is purely for the old-skool beat keepers.…