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Hearthstone single player update Curse of Naxxramas coming to iPad next week

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Hearthstone single player update Curse of Naxxramas coming to iPad next week

Hearthstone’s highly anticipated single player campaign add-on Curse of Naxxramas: A Hearthstone Adventure has a release date: July 22nd. The new campaign has you journey through five unique wings of the ancient necropolis Naxxramas to defeat the archlich Kel’Thuzad. Each area is ruled by a terrifying boss that must be defeated to progress. Whether you are battling the massive spider Maexxna or the overgrown fungus Loatheb, every monster has its own cards and powers to challenge your skills. Each wing is planned to open a week at a time. The first Arachnid quarter will be downloadable for free next week, with later installments available in-app with real world cash…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Episode 1

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Episode 1

Monsters are jerks. Swaggering around with their gigantic crab-like claws and magical fire breath, playing 'who can chomp the most humans in a single bite' while they clear the bones of your relatives out of their monster bin. However, we at AppSpy have decided we're not going to take their crap any longer. Every Friday, Peter, Harry, and I are meeting up on the AppSpy Twitch channel to play the newly-released iOS version of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Starting from scratch, the three of us are going to learn the ropes, improve our weapons and skills, and work our way through the game's enormous bestiary of dangerous and exotic creatures. And damn it, we're going to take out every las…


Hands-on with Zombie Commando, the undead-immolating team blaster

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with Zombie Commando, the undead-immolating team blaster

Upon seeing the title Zombie Commando appear in my App Store listings, a little part of me immediately wanted to switch off my iPhone, dive under a duvet, and sleep until this whole zombie craze finally blows over.  However, having ignored my kneejerk cynicism and download the game regardless, I can report that Zombie Commando is a little more interesting than its name might suggest. Rather than taking control of a lone warrior, you get direct a team of up to eight characters around an undead-infested world, blasting your way to freedom with machine guns and flame-throwers, and cracking skull with baseball bats. The controls are super streamlined, with one virtual sticks guiding your…


The Best App Ever Awards for Android to be revealed tomorrow

News By Danny Russell, 2 months ago
The Best App Ever Awards for Android to be revealed tomorrow

While the sixth annual Best App Ever Awards were handed out for iOS games a few months back, we've been waiting patiently to find out the results of the all-new Best App Ever Awards for Android. The wait's almost over now though, as all will be revealed over on the official Best App Ever site at 4pm BST / 8am PDT Games and other apps were thrown into the pool of nominations for two months, until the total tally reached over 1,500 apps in more than 30 categories. There are seven categories specifically for games: Most Innovative Game Best Arcade and Action Game Best Brain and Puzzle Game Best Cards and Casino Game Best Casual Game Best Racing Game Best Sports Game A…


Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse: Episode Two slithers its way to iPhone and iPad

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse: Episode Two slithers its way to iPhone and iPad

The concluding half of crowd-funded point-and-click adventure Broken Sword 5 - The Serpent's Curse has just been released on iOS. Revolution founder and series mastermind Charles Cecil states that "Episode Two ramps up the level of drama, as the adventure bursts out from Paris and London, taking the player on to stunning locations throughout Spanish Catalonia and to deepest Iraq, the birthplace of civilisation". Fans will no doubt find this focus on the dramatic positive, as reviews of the first part of the game were a little lacklustre. This surprised some, especially as the Director's Cut of the original title was so widely lauded. If you're interested in seeing how the story - f…


Minecraft - Pocket Edition receives infinite worlds in 0.9.0 update

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Minecraft - Pocket Edition receives infinite worlds in 0.9.0 update

There is something quite poetic about the way Minecraft - Pocket Edition has you incrementally building a world, while Mojang incrementally bolts on extras to the game around you. However, now it seems that the company has pulled out all the stops with the massive 0.9.0 update, bringing the mobile game's feature set far closer to its PC and console cousins. The most exciting of these changes is that Minecraft - Pocket Edition now features infinite worlds. If you're counting, that's a lot of worlds. Its not just hills and plains for as far as the eye can see either, because 0.9.0 brings a vast range of new environmental features. These include caves, mine-shafts, lakes, and villages f…


Hands-on with Kritika: Chaos Unleashed, the action RPG starring the angriest man ever

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Hands-on with Kritika: Chaos Unleashed, the action RPG starring the angriest man ever

We've covered Kritika: Chaos Unleashed quite closely here at AppSpy, ensuring you fine folks got word of the pre-registration event for exclusive items, and news that the game is available right now for iOS and Android devices. The coverage continues today with our hands-on video, and let me tell you, I have not been disappointed with what I've played thus far. Combat in Kritika: Chaos Unleashed is fast and plentiful, occurring in confined arenas with plenty of enemies ready to be cut down. Boss battles with larger creatures require a little more tactical thinking as you work out their attack patterns. When you're not knocking baddies for six, you're upgrading your weaponry and armour to b…


Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

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Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

Sky Tourist Blitz Trip is an odd little puzzle game that suspends its hero right in the middle of the action. Hung like a tacky air freshener, the dangling protagonist must be coaxed upwards though a series of physics based conundrums, collecting blocks and crystals on his way. You control the tourist's ascent through the vertically-scrolling levels by swinging him back and forth on a line between two rockets. Raising one missile higher than the other slides the little chap towards th…

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Hands-on with Beyond Gravity, the cartoony endless jumper in spaaaaaaace

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Hands-on with Beyond Gravity, the cartoony endless jumper in spaaaaaaace

After recklessly smashing your ship into an asteroid, and subsequently crash landing on a foreign planet, you must use your strangely powerful legs to jump from planetary body to planetary body, collecting nuts and bolts along the way, in an effort (I assume) to get home safely. Beyond Gravity isn't exactly hard sci-fi then, but it is a lot of fun, as the hands-on video below will attest. It's bite-sized fun, and the gameplay is all presented with a cheeky and cheery cartoon papercraft-esque style. Let me know if you're playing Beyond Gravity, in our comments.…


Hands-on with Alphabeats, where cool music and spelling combine

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Hands-on with Alphabeats, where cool music and spelling combine

In Alphabeats you must create words using letters that fall from the top of the screen to the beat of the music, avoiding incorrect spelling, and trying to use “rare” letters (QXZ etc) as much as possible. It's an odd mash up, and it's a rough diamond for sure. But it's quite moreish too, and extremely satisfying when you beat your friend's scores in the online leaderboards. The music is totally awesome as well, comprising a base soundtrack of ABXY, Absent Qualia, Big Giant Circles, Disasterpeace, Whitley Tower Haus, with more available as IAPs. Here's my hands-on video with the game...…


Hands-on with Bio Inc., the medical strategy game in which I killed our Danny with dementia

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Hands-on with Bio Inc., the medical strategy game in which I killed our Danny with dementia

Poor Danny. He's always so hard at work on AppSpy's Twitter, Facebook, and G+, and he's a regular on our Twitch streams, wielding The Ban Hammer of Justice with fairness and speed. But I think things have all gotten a little much for him, a little too stressful, as he just died of dementia. Well, he did in my hands-on with Bio Inc., at least. Bio Inc. is a strategy game in the style of Plague Inc., in that you gradually build up a disease in your subject, with the ultimate goal being their untimely death. It's pretty grim, but kind of fascinating too, and it will probably teach you a thing or two about biomedical science along the way. You'll certainly want to start washing your hands mo…


Chillingo is releasing base building strategy game Gang of Pirates later this year

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Chillingo is releasing base building strategy game Gang of Pirates later this year

Chilllingo is partnering with Nitro Games to bring a new social strategy game called Gang of Pirates to the App Store later this year. The premise for Gang of Pirates will be more than familiar to veterans of Clash of Clans and Boom Beach - though with some rum-swilling nautical debauchery added to the mix. You must build a stronghold on an island of pirates, and developing your base lets you better train and deck out your seafaring troops. Building your defences better fortifies the settlement. That whole thing. Once you're happy with your fortress, its time to attack your unfortunate island neighbours. Sending your fleet to battle other players switches the game to a tactical battle v…


Free-to-play action RPG Kritika: Chaos Unleashed is running wild on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Free-to-play action RPG Kritika: Chaos Unleashed is running wild on the App Store

Gamevil’s anime-styled action RPG Kritika: Chaos Unleashed has just been launched on the App Store. This free-to-play RPG takes the emphasis away from in-depth story telling and shifts it squarely onto combat. Battling enemies and bosses in tight arenas, the action is fast and frantic, with your characters hacking and slashing their way through all in their path. When you aren’t fighting, its time to visit the workshop where you can sharpen your skills and enchant your weapons to increase your chances in battle. Just in case you begin to tire of the main quest, then Kritika also provides two additional modes. Monster Wave is an endless string of battles for you to engag…


Game of Thrones Ascent invades iPhones and Android devices from midnight

News By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Game of Thrones Ascent invades iPhones and Android devices from midnight

Though iPad owners have been battling for the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones Ascent since March, wannabe rulers of the seven kingdoms with iPhones and / or Android devices have been left cold. Winter is coming, after all. However, from midnight tonight you'll be able to warm yourself in the fiery heat of the official game of the official TV series of George R.R. Martin's officially awesome line of books. If you're unfamiliar with Game of Thrones Ascent, then all you need to know is that it's a strategy management game set in the Game of Thrones universe, and sees you making a name for your household, joining alliances, forging armour and weapons, and developing a large holding to dominat…


Hands-on with Epic Skater, the rad auto-runner made by ex-Tony Hawks devs

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Hands-on with Epic Skater, the rad auto-runner made by ex-Tony Hawks devs

Whenever we get sent an extreme sports game, my interests are immediately piqued, so when I was told that Epic Skater is being made by developers of some of the early Tony Hawks games - i.e. some of the best games ever made - my interest level rocketed off the charts. I wasn't disappointed. Epic Skater is a free-to-play single plane auto-runner that's currently in soft launch, in which you must leap obstacles, pull of the sickest of tricks, and grab coins while you're doing so. The controls are simple, responsive, and even manage to feel authentic to the sport itself. Kickflip down to the play button below for more on Epic Skater.…