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Hands-on with On The Run, the explosive arcade-y endless-driver

Feature By Peter Willington, 5 days, 22 hours ago
Hands-on with On The Run, the explosive arcade-y endless-driver

The really tough part of On The Run is knowing when to slipstream behind an upcoming car, and when to simply concentrate on not smashing your vehicle to pieces. Nip behind another driver for just a moment, and you'll be rewarded with a burst of speed that puts you that little bit closer to the next checkpoint, but drive up the back of them and you'll lose all momentum, killing your run. Did I mention On The Run also lets you transform into a tank and destroy everything around you for no good reason? It's pretty cool.…


Hands-on with The Sleeping Prince, the super fun snooze-a-thon

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 16 hours ago
Hands-on with The Sleeping Prince, the super fun snooze-a-thon

In The Sleeping Prince, a princess has been kidnapped by an evil villain. It's up to you, the prince of the land, to stop him and “get the girl”. Shame you're in the deepest sleep of your life, eh? Click play on the video below for sleepytime shenanigans in this physics-based platformer.…


Hands-on with Galaxy Falcon, the free-to-play space shoot-em-up

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 19 hours ago
Hands-on with Galaxy Falcon, the free-to-play space shoot-em-up

After creating the rather lovely utility app Morning Kit, Yooii Studios is back on the App Store with a new game: Galaxy Falcon. It's a shmup, it's freemium, and it's unfortunately a little bit dull, lacking the spark of the great shooters already available on iOS. Galaxy Falcon is out now globally, but here's my quick hands-on to walk you through the basics.…


iPhone 6: good news for games?

Feature By James Gilmour, 6 days, 20 hours ago
iPhone 6: good news for games?

Now that the dust has settled on Apple's keynote, it's time to take stock. We've all heard the impressive GPU stats on the iPhone 6, and gazed longingly at the massive 1920 x 1080 screen on the iPhone 6 Plus - perfect for playing the next wave of A8-powered games. But are there any downsides to Apple's decision to keep fragmenting its hardware releases? Have developers started to lose faith in the platform?  Check out the video above to see AppSpy's take on the matter.  …


Road Rash plus Full Throttle: that's Wild, and this is its first trailer

News By Peter Willington, 6 days, 21 hours ago
Road Rash plus Full Throttle: that's Wild, and this is its first trailer

Wild and Free Games has announced it's working on a new motorbike racer with plenty of fisticuffs, and it's called Wild. It's chunky and bold and violent and arcade-y and seriously just watch the trailer below because it already looks absolutely bad-ass. The game's confirmed to be free-to-play and will come to PC / Mac / Linux for sure. It's also destined for iOS and Android (and XBLA, PSN, Wii U) so long as the developers meet certain goals on their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, which you can see right here. Wild looks pretty darn cool, and I'm loving the blend of Full Throttle and Road Rash, so I've got my fingers crossed for the mobile version getting the green light soon.…


Hands-on with Goblin Sword, a mix of Castlevania, Legend of Zelda, and awesome

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 days, 22 hours ago
Hands-on with Goblin Sword, a mix of Castlevania, Legend of Zelda, and awesome

You read that title right, Goblin Sword contains elements of the legendary Konami platformer, Nintendo's second instalment featuring Link, and a whole lot of excellent. The controls are quick to respond, and there are so many secrets to uncover, if your platforming skills are up to the task. And if the highly detaled pixel art in Goblin Sword doesn't win you over immediately then you and I can no longer be friends.…


Hands-on with Fotonica, in which I spend half the video picking my jaw up from off the floor

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Fotonica, in which I spend half the video picking my jaw up from off the floor

It's not hyperbole when I say that Fotonica is one of the most beautiful games I've played all year. Click play on the video and you'll see that that's immediately evident. There's something mathematically beautiful about wire frame models, perhaps its the raw geometry of the anatomic? The gameplay itself is a known quantity, but it's well-made, and that's what counts when the visuals are as striking as they are. What do you think of the gorgeous Fotonica? Let us know, below.…


DEVICE 6 and Year Walk dev may need to delay new game The Sailor's Dream due to iPhone 6 announcement

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
DEVICE 6 and Year Walk dev may need to delay new game The Sailor's Dream due to iPhone 6 announcement

Simogo's work is exemplary, and we've been steadily becoming more desperate to play The Sailor's Dream ever since it was announced. But there's a chance we may have to wait a little longer than we anticipated. Simogo's artist / writer Simon Flesser has taken to Twitter to express dismay at the new resolutions of the upcoming iPhone 6 models. This morning, he said "2 new resolutions that are nowhere near the old ones, and expectations of your games looking good on all devices, is killing my enthusiasm." He followed up by writing "I am incredibly frustrated with the platform right now". However, most concerning for fans of Simogo's games, were later tweets; We don't want to release in…


Hands-on with NERF Hoops, the flipping fun foam-filled flinger

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Hands-on with NERF Hoops, the flipping fun foam-filled flinger

If you missed out on the Paper Toss craze a few years back, then Backflip once again has you covered, this time in a free-to-play format and with a NERF licence chucked in for good measure. NERF Hoops is pretty fun when you start getting into it, and comparing your score with mates is always neat. If you've played the game it's based on to death then there's not too much new for you here, but for everyone else, the game is well worth closer inspection. Take a look at my hands-on with the game below, and watch as I get an epic score on the hardest difficulty level.…


Genre Busters: top 5 hardcore platformers on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Genre Busters: top 5 hardcore platformers on iOS

The platforming genre is almost as old as gaming itself, and you aren't a truly “hardcore” gamer until you've bested a fiendishly tough test of jumping. Being 1337 gamers ourselves, James and I have our own personal favourites when it comes to platforming on mobile, and in the below video you'll see the best, most punishing, totally gruelling platformers to ever grace a touchscreen. Too busy jumpin' to watch the full hour? No problem, here are the links to jump to the content you want to see. 1. Kid Tripp2. League of Evil 33. Rayman Fiesta Run4. Mikey Hooks5. Super Crate Box…


Hands-on with Space Age, the retro-inspired space adventure

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Space Age, the retro-inspired space adventure

Pocket Gamer's Mark Brown has gone and had a sneaky peek at Space Age, an adventure game with a classic schlock sci-fi aesthetic, and pulpy narrative. Click play on the video below to see the game in motion, then sound off in the comments and let us know if you're excited for its release.…


Final Fantasy VII is coming to iOS and Android in October, sort of

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Final Fantasy VII is coming to iOS and Android in October, sort of

Here at AppSpy, we're big fans of Square Enix's mobile JRPGs, and we've been waiting patiently for the Japanese giant to announce the legendary Final Fantasy VII for mobiles for quite some time. That wait is finally over. Well, kind of. Square Enix has announced Dive In for mobiles in Japan, a cloud service that allows you to play games streamed over the Internet. First games on the block for distribution? The tepidly received Final Fantasy XIII and stone-cold PlayStation classic Final Fantasy VII. Much like the ill-fated OnLive, Dive In doesn't download the game to your device for play at any time. Instead you constantly stream a video feed of the game running on a supercomputer, whic…


Hands-on with Illusion of L'Phalcia, the JRPG where your best friend is a speaking Leopard

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Illusion of L'Phalcia, the JRPG where your best friend is a speaking Leopard

To a large extent, you know what you're getting with a Kemco JRPG. It's likely to be a good quality, retro-inspired adventure featuring anime visuals, a good soundtrack, and a decent battle system to boot. What you may not be expecting is a talking cat who fights alongside you for scraps of food. But that's what you get with Illusion of L'Phalcia. Here's my hands-on.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 3 - Getting Murdered

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 3 - Getting Murdered

Despite the rather grim title, I did enjoy most of my time with Minecraft: PE this week. I made lots of progress with my little mine, created new types of tools from even better materials, built a furnace, and even found a hidden underground cave. But there was also murder by some stupid jerk that creeped up on me. See the highs and the lows, in the video below. Missed an episode? Not to worry: see the entire series here.…


The Walking Dead Pinball Review

Review ZEN Studios Ltd. By James Gilmour, 1 week, 2 days ago
The Walking Dead Pinball Review

The Walking Dead Pinball is an odd creature. On the one hand, it's another solid instalment of Zen's popular pinball series. You get the same realistic physics and weighty flippers that series fans have come to rely upon, and a themed table which recreates environments and situations from the critically acclaimed Telltale series. The question which Pocket Gamer's Jon Munday asks, however, is whether people really want to revisit the emotional tale of Clementine and Lee through the me…

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