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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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 month, 3 weeks 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]…


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

Toplist By Peter Willington, 1 month, 3 weeks 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, 1 month, 4 weeks 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, 1 month, 4 weeks 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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…


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 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 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 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 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]…


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

Toplist By Peter Willington, 2 months 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…


Hands-on with Planet Nam Nam, the gallery shooter where psychotic penguins on motorbikes want you dead

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months ago
Hands-on with Planet Nam Nam, the gallery shooter where psychotic penguins on motorbikes want you dead

You read that headline correctly: some very intense avian types are out to get you in this first person gallery shooter. Thankfully you have a bunch of different weapons at your disposal to defend yourself with, including futuristic pistols, shotguns, and bazookas. The game's out now, free-to-play, and not half bad looking either. Grab Planet Nam Nam via the links below. [App Store link] [Google Play link]…