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Valkyrie Connect from Ateam combines Norse mythology with Japanese roleplay

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago
Valkyrie Connect from Ateam combines Norse mythology with Japanese roleplay

Japanese developer Ateam released Valkyrie Connect in summer this year, exclusively for the local market. The company built on the same formula that made its 2015 roleplaying game Unison League a hit – collaborative real-time battles and vibrant anime graphics. But the game has now been released worldwide in most major languages, so we can all get in on the action. The developers have mined the wealth of quirky mythology from Norse history to give Valkyrie Connect a unique twist, whilst characters are shrunken to adorable chibi proportions. Gameplay involves strategically picking your favourite characters to fight ever-more-dangerous opponents. There’s an autoplay function to…

WeGo Interactive’s new RC racer Re-Volt 3 lets you tear up the tarmac on both IOS and Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 3 months ago
WeGo Interactive’s new RC racer Re-Volt 3 lets you tear up the tarmac on both IOS and Android

Be sure not to set yourself in a tailspin this week and take to the track in WeGo Interactive’s new RC racer Re-Volt 3, the latest in the immensely popular mobile racing franchise that’s available to download now on IOS and Android devices. Re-Volt 3 isn’t afraid to put you through your paces with over 20 pulse-pounding courses in which to drift, swerve, and race through. But don’t worry, there’s over 70 types of remote-control vehicles to master, upgrade, and customise during your career as a pro RC race car driver. Pedal to the metal either solo in the game’s story mode or with friends around the world, it’ll be hard not to feel immersed whilst…

Why Pokemon should come to mobile sooner rather than later

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
Why Pokemon should come to mobile sooner rather than later

We’ve seen it with Square Enix releasing its back catalogue of Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games, we’ve seen it with shoddy ports of the first two Tomb Raider games, and now Nintendo is actively embracing mobile, I think it’s going to happen. What’s going to happen you say? Well I think we’re going to see the Pokemon games getting official ports onto iOS and Android. There’s almost literally no reason why this shouldn’t happen, and plenty of reasons why it should. And so I’ve made a list of the reasons why it should. You know, what with Sun and Moon being out now and that sounding like a lovely SEO trap for people to stumble upon. Eh here…

The Tuesday Best of - Auto runners

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
The Tuesday Best of - Auto runners

In this week’s Tuesday Best Of, I thought we’d have a look at the best runners on mobile. I don’t know why, it just seemed like a good idea at the time. The endless and auto runner genre is often full of really terrible games, but these ones aren’t terrible. In fact they’re really good. Which is why they’ve made it onto this list. Makes sense if you stop and think about it. All of these games are well worth a play, so whether you’ve never picked them up before or you’re a veteran, why not spend some of Tuesday poking your screen while these games are happening on the other side of it. Boson X A wonderful chase through a particle collider,…

The Monday Musing - Why icons matter

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
The Monday Musing - Why icons matter

Look at it this way - there’s an awful lot of psychology going on on the App Store. It’s basically a shop, and shops are designed in such a way to make you buy as many things as possible. Although to extend that a little further, the App Store is more like a mall. It’s given its millions of tiny shops the chance to show off their wares, and it’s up to the individual proprietors of those shops to try and hawk their goods as effectively as possible. And to do that they need to showcase what they’ve got in as quick and precise a way as possible. Which is where the icon comes in. It’s usually the first thing you see when you’re browsing for a new game,…

4 iPad and iPhone games to warm you up this winter

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
4 iPad and iPhone games to warm you up this winter

Winter is closing in. It’s cold, it’s miserable, and you’ve probably started digging around in your drawers to find that scarf you so haphazardly stowed when spring rolled around. Unless you’re in the Southern hemisphere, in which case it’s probably quite hot. But I’m not in the Southern hemisphere, I’m in the Northern hemisphere, so we’re going to roll with what I can see out of the window. And what I can see out of the window is endless miles of grey misery. God I love winter. Anyway, here are some of the best chilly games to really get you in the mood for going outside and trying to avoid hypothermia. Alto’s Adventure A wonderful…

The Friday Rant - Show a little love for the arcade games

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
The Friday Rant - Show a little love for the arcade games

This week’s Friday rant isn’t a negative rant. Rants don’t have to be negative. This is a positive rant - it’s me stood on my big silly soapbox shouting about one of the things we should cherish about mobile gaming. And that thing is the resurgence of the arcade game. I grew up in arcades, crunching over dirty carpets to get my hands on some obscure helicopter shooter based on an even more obscure American TV show (Airwolf. Check it out). Which is why I’m always going to have a soft spot in my chest for the sort of experience that Crossy Road is peddling. AND YES I GET THAT IT’S JUST FROGGER. Good lord you have to let that one go. Anyway, what was I s…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 18th November

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 18th November

Another week has passed us by, like so much time, moving in one direction, and then measured by our human hands into fathomable chunks. Time. Time. Tiiiime. Wow. So yeah it’s time to have a look at what I think are the best games that came out on iOS this week. You might disagree, but that means I disagree with you too. In the end, who’s the right one? That’d be me, because I can get into the CMS of the website and delete your comments. Bosh. Here’s a list. See you next week kittens. Go Rally A rally game. Oh wow, that’s novel. Actually it’s got some pretty cool ideas in it, including a track creation tool that pretty much lets you draw your own dirt…

5 mobile games that you could play instead of Watch Dogs 2

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
5 mobile games that you could play instead of Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 isn’t a game about watching dogs. And quite frankly that’s a terrible shame. What it is, however, is a game about cyber crime and hacking stuff and wearing caps. Well, I mused to myself over my evening sherry, those are all things that you can already do on mobile. If only someone was in the position to create some sort of content about that. And then when I’d finished my third sherry I realised that someone is in that position. And that it’s me. And that I was drinking Irn Bru. What? Oh yeah here’s a list of games that are a bit like Watch Dogs 2 on iOS. Republique Republique is sort of like Watch Dogs 2 if in Watch Dogs 2 you played the prog…

Make your mark across the seas in Joycity’s new strategic MMO Oceans & Empires

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 3 months, 1 week ago
Make your mark across the seas in Joycity’s new strategic MMO Oceans & Empires

Fancy yourself as a captain of the high seas, a rogue musketeer or simply an honest sea merchant? Well you can rest easy knowing that Joycity’s new real-time mercantilism MMO, Oceans & Empires is now available to download from the Google Play and App Store. The strategic maritime adventure is now downloadable across the globe for players worldwide to plunder, dominate and clash in. Simply select your choice of 15 languages (with more to come), design your troops and fleet, and then let the explosive clashes begin. Will you be an honest trader or grow to fight for your alliance's victory? Oceans & Empires lets you dominate the trade routes your way. Seamlessly blending toget…

4 mobile stealth games that are just as good as Dishonored 2

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
4 mobile stealth games that are just as good as Dishonored 2

It’s a pretty sneaky week on consoles, what with Dishonored 2 and Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection stealthily swooping their way onto those big black boxes we all have stuck under out TVs. But it’s not just consoles that do stealth gaming well. Oh me oh my no. There’s plenty to choose from on mobile as well. If only someone was content savvy enough to create a list of them… Oh. Wait. I am. So here’s a list of some of the best stealth games that money can buy on mobile. You might agree. You might disagree. You might not care. Whichever path you choose though, make sure you’re loud and vociferous about it in the comments. Republique Okay so…

The Thursday Find - Neon Chrome

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
The Thursday Find - Neon Chrome

Oh hi there, and welcome to The Thursday Find. In this potentially regular feature we’re going to highlight a new game that’s just hit the App Store that might have passed you by. Why are we doing this? Well it’s part of our ongoing effort to make sure we’re separating the wheat from the chaff - basically we want to ensure that you know about the best games, so you can play them and be happy. So let’s just get on with it shall we? I mean I’ve set everything up nicely, it would seem annoying if I filled a paragraph with nothing just because I like having three paragraphs at the start of an AppSpy feature. Neon Chrome This week’s Thursday find is n…

The Wednesday Wonder - That time I was real good at Snake

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
The Wednesday Wonder - That time I was real good at Snake

Because I’m a sucker for alliteration, please give a standing ovation to the Wednesday Wonder. In this potentially regular feature, I’m going to take a look at one of the modern wonders of the smartphone gaming world. It might be a game, it might be a developer, it might even just be a thing that happened to me once. That’s the wonder of the Wednesday Wonder. All you know for sure is it’s going to be wonderful. Join me next week maybe for another look through the mobile gaming archive. But for now, here’s the first entry in the series. It’s an exciting one, I’m sure you’ll agree. Right? RIGHT!?! That time I was the king of Snake For this We…

5 other bits of the Harry Potter universe that should be made into mobile games

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 1 week ago
5 other bits of the Harry Potter universe that should be made into mobile games

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has a mobile tie-in game. It’s coming out tomorrow. And it’s a hidden object adventure. I mean, that hardly fills my wizarding heart with joy. But it did set my mind a-wriggling about what sort of games Harry Potter and its spin-off series should be getting. And once my mind gets a-wriggling there’s really nothing anyone can do to stop it. So here is the product of my mind wriggle. It’s a list of bits of the Potter universe that I think would make excellent mobile games. Where to Find Them Okay so we’re getting a game based on the first half of the new film’s name, but why can’t we get one based on the se…

The Tuesday Best Of - Super tough platformers

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The Tuesday Best Of - Super tough platformers

Welcome to the first of possibly many Tuesday Best Ofs. In this potentially ongoing feature I’m going to look at slightly obscure genres and give you three recommendations that I think you need to try out. This week we’re looking at super tough platformers. I’m not talking nice and easy platformers. I’m talking SUPER TOUGH. The sort of platformers that make you wish platformers had never been invented. Hopefully there’ll be something you haven’t played in my three picks. And if you’ve got things you’d like to suggest yourself, feel free to whack them in the comments below. Because sharing is caring, and here at AppSpy we definitely care. Lea…