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Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Review Kongregate By Alex Beech, 2 days, 8 hours ago
Game of Thrones Ascent Review

Game of Thrones Ascent’s premise is simple: raise yourself from the dirt of Westeros to become noble through some careful decision making and time management skills. By aiding the king you are initially rewarded a small holding to of land. Then you must then decide how you will lead your house to greatness: commit yourself to the realm, your family, or some other allegiance. Whatever your motivation, most of the decisions come with three possible options. Some of these are visib…

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Hands-on with The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition, the spooktacular puzzle adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 days, 8 hours ago
Hands-on with The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition, the spooktacular puzzle adventure

Combining the best bits of Tiny Thief, Broken Sword, and Scooby-Doo, The Phantom P.I. Mission Apparition is a charming, hilarious, and occasionally touching side-scrolling adventure. Packed with puzzles and rammed full of ghosts, it's your job to navigate haunted houses, solving mysteries and zapping ghouls. I went hands-on with the game recently, here's what I made of it.…


Hands-on with The King of Fighters '98, the best-of brawler from SNK and DotEmu

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 days, 8 hours ago
Hands-on with The King of Fighters '98, the best-of brawler from SNK and DotEmu

As I explain in the hands-on video, I'm a big fan of fighters, so it should come as no surprise that I was first to call “dibs” on giving The King of Fighters '98's re-release a go. If you've got a good controller, the game plays exactly as you remember, and if you can handle touchscreen controls for fighters then you'll be well-served here too. The King of Fighters '98 is potentially going to disappoint a few fans, since it's not the fancypants enhanced version that came out on the last couple of generations of consoles, but if you're after an arcade fighting classic, it should be right up your street.…


Hands-on with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the arena brawler based on the Michael Bay movie

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 days, 8 hours ago
Hands-on with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the arena brawler based on the Michael Bay movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out a day or so back, and we've been keen to see how this latest effort from the team behind Combo Crew has turned out. After a little while with the game, it remains difficult to say conclusively whether I really like it or not. On the one hand, the combo system can be exciting when you've chained together loads of hits, and the special attacks - where you call upon the rest of The Turtles to provide assistance - are impressive sights to behold. But the fractured mission structure, the IAPs in this premium title, and the lack of variety, is rather off-putting. Take a look at my hands-on with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles below to help make up your own mi…


Hands-on with Revolution 60, the self-serious yet schlocky sci-fi adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 1 hour ago
Hands-on with Revolution 60, the self-serious yet schlocky sci-fi adventure

Revolution 60 mixes a mid-nineties, early polygonal 3D PC aesthetic with ludicrous character designs and a story that often attempts to come off as serious and badass. The results are mixed, and that's mostly due to its gameplay, or lack thereof. Most of the actions in the game are QTEs, and the combat limps along early in the game. However, the cutscenes - i.e. most of the game - do look pretty boss, especially if the art style grabs you. Here's a hands-on video for you to get stuck into and see if you like what Revolution 60's throwing down.…


Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus - EncyclAPPedia

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 4 hours ago
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus - EncyclAPPedia

We started Modern Combat Week here at AppSpy by adding the original game to the EncyclAPPedia, and we're ending it by fixing our sights firmly on its sequel: Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus. What changed, what stayed the same, and what's the history behind this classic first person shooter for mobiles and tablets? Find out, by clicking play on the video below. EncyclAPPpediaɛnˌsʌɪklə(ʊ)ˈpiːdɪənounA video or set of videos giving information on many mobile games or on many aspects of one game and typically arranged entirely at random.…


Majestic Nights: Season One is a role-playing thriller set in an alternate eighties where every conspiracy is real

News By Peter Willington, 5 days, 6 hours ago
Majestic Nights: Season One is a role-playing thriller set in an alternate eighties where every conspiracy is real

It's the eighties. The Berlin Wall is tumbling down, Live Aid is helping to raise money for the poor, Jason Donovan is dating Kylie Minogue, and everything is right with the world. Except that every conspiracy story ever conceived is actually true, we live in a completely fabricated illusion of what is real, and all this is perpetrated by Cardholder, an intelligence officer at a shadowy government organisation. This is the weird and wonderful world of Majestic Nights: Season One, the teaser trailer for which has just been released. Scant few details are available at the moment, but players will apparently "use wits, stealth and sometimes even a little force to investigate, explore, and…


Angry Birds Transformers trailer demonstrates why Rovio's new game will make me homeless

News By Peter Willington, 5 days, 7 hours ago
Angry Birds Transformers trailer demonstrates why Rovio's new game will make me homeless

If you're lucky enough to be attending San Diego Comic-Con then you might have already seen the new trailer for Angry Birds Transformers. If you're stuck at home, at school, or even worse, at work, then never fear, because you can see the new video here. The video shows off a CGI render of various Angry Birds as Transformers, running through the environment and battling piggy enemies. Astrotrain, Optimus Prime, and Megatron all make an appearance, and they seem to be fighting on the same side too, which is neat. What's not so neat is that this new trailer also shows off the new TelePods, which you'll be able to scan and subsequently bring new characters into your game. Since I'm a gigan…


Hands-on with Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas update, the creepy expansion hoping to entangle you in its webbing

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 8 hours ago
Hands-on with Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas update, the creepy expansion hoping to entangle you in its webbing

After we reported that Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas update was out in the wilds of the App Store, I raced off to start playing it and bring you a look at some of the content in this expansion. It's safe to say that it's easily comparable to the high quality of the main game, but there are some extras included that Hearthstone players will want to seriously think about investing in for online play. I run through them briefly in my hands-on video below, as well as showing you a match in motion.…


Hands-on with Rush Horizon, the endless-racer for nineties arcade fans

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 4 hours ago
Hands-on with Rush Horizon, the endless-racer for nineties arcade fans

AppSpy was first on the scene for coverage of Rush Horizon, and with good reason: the game looked like a slice of sun-drenched arcade racing in the promo materials we were sent. Now that I've been hands-on with the game, I can confirm that Rush Horizon absolutely delivers on its promise of nostalgic-yet-modern arcade racing, inspired by the gaming greats from the eighties and nineties. Rad Racer, Out Run, Hang-On, Ridge Racer: there's a bit of everything in here, and since this is an endless-racer, there's a spot of Temple Run mixed in too. Rush Horizon is currently in soft-launch, here's my early look at the game.…


Hands-on with Tiny Realms, the strategy management title that puts its focus on the word 'strategy'

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 6 hours ago
Hands-on with Tiny Realms, the strategy management title that puts its focus on the word 'strategy'

Strategy management games are a dime a dozen at the moment, so it takes something special for a new one to capture the imagination of mobile gamers. Tiny Realms appears to be a fairly standard iteration on the Clash of Clans formula, but when you see the battles in motion, you start to see the big differences that one small change can make. I explain in the hands-on video below what this change is, so click play and take a look at our preview of the soft-launched version of the game.…


Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review

Review Gameloft By James Gilmour, 6 days, 6 hours ago
Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review

Modern Combat 5: Blackout is an orgy of simulated violence - short bursts of brutal, amoral slaying set to a soundtrack of bombastic Zimmer-esque strings and the metallic trill of shell casings on concrete. Like it's predecessor Zero Hour, it throws set piece after set piece at you, switching between urban shootouts, gunship massacres, sniper challenges, and aquatic escapes with the excitement of an impatient child opening Christmas presents. The controls are the familiar mixed bag o…

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game from Combo Crew devs jump kicks its way onto iOS and Android

News By Peter Willington, 6 days, 8 hours ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game from Combo Crew devs jump kicks its way onto iOS and Android

The official game of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is out now on iOS and Android. While the AppSpy team isn't massively excited by the upcoming film, this video game adaptation - named, rather appropriately, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - has firmly grabbed our attention, as it's developed by the team behind Combo Crew. The game's plot - which is written by one of the authors of the comic book series - revolves around you recapturing the streets of New York City as the Turtles, playing as either Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, or Michelangelo against the evil forces of the Foot Clan. To do so you'll brawl through stage after stage of mutant goons and end-of-level bosses,…


Hands-on with Assassin's Creed Memories, the card battler that manages to make aerial assassinations a bit dull

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Assassin's Creed Memories, the card battler that manages to make aerial assassinations a bit dull

As a long-time fan of the Assassin's Creed series, I've been eagerly awaiting another really strong mobile tie-in game since the rather smashing Assassin's Creed Pirates. The news of a card battler - which as regular viewers will know is one of my favourite genres - being combined with Assassin's Creed was exciting indeed. It's with a heavy heart then that I have to report that Assassin's Creed Memories is a bit dull, or in the very least the soft-launched version in the Australian App Store is a bit dull. Slow-moving, overly-complex, and only the faintest of connections to the Assassin's Creed universe make the game in its current state a disappointment. Here's my hands-on video explainin…


Modern Combat 5: iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 5 Graphics Comparison

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week ago
Modern Combat 5: iPhone 4 vs. iPhone 5 Graphics Comparison

When I captured my hands-on with Modern Combat 5: Blackout, I recorded the footage while playing the game on an iPod 5th gen. This iPod runs on Apple's A5 processor, the same processor found in the most commonly owned iPhone model: the iPhone 4S. However, some pointed out that the visuals on display in the video didn't seem as impressive as the graphics seen when playing Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour on an iPhone 5. To see just how much difference processor speed makes to Gameloft's soon-to-be-launched military shooter, I decided to play Modern Combat 5 on an iPhone 4S and an iPhone 5c, and compare the results. Is the iPhone 4S version the ugly duckling to the iPhone 5S's beauti…