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Hands-on with Wheel & Deal, the neon-drenched car chase arena shooter

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Wheel & Deal, the neon-drenched car chase arena shooter

Pink neon, an eighties soundtrack, shooting at endless cops, game changing power ups, and huge amounts of overdrive: that's Wheel & Deal is all about. It's an arena shooter of sorts, albeit with some car chase mechanics thrown in there too, plus presentation that is equal parts Miami Vice and Tron. Wheel & Deal will be available 22nd January on iOS at an initial launch price of $1.99 / £1.49, here's what it looks like in motion.…

Hands-on with Powder - Alpine Simulator, the minimalist snow carver

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Powder - Alpine Simulator, the minimalist snow carver

Powder - Alpine Simulator is a cross between an endless action game (like Impossible Road) and a simulation game. It's definitely much more in the arcade camp than the sim, but the feeling of carving through the powder feels surprisingly authentic. It's not a “realistic” game by any means, but when you're swooping through the trees and between rocks, attempting to out run an avalanche, you won't much care. Grab Powder - Alpine Simulator on iOS for free now via the link below this video, after you've watched it of course! [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Vertical Golf, the sky high club swinging sim

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Vertical Golf, the sky high club swinging sim

When you think of all the hazards that can happen on golf courses, suffering from vertigo probably wouldn't be the first thing you'd come to think of. Going knee deep into water, getting sand in your shoes, and the occasional rogue golf ball? Sure! But experiencing an extreme aversion to heights? It's not a regular occurrence. Not unless you're playing Vertical Golf, in which instead of smacking your ball out towards the horizon, you're smashing it skywards. Vertical Golf is available right now, you can find it on the App Store if you follow the link below this video. [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Flockers, an exclusive early look at the dark and fluffy puzzler from the makers of Worms

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Flockers, an exclusive early look at the dark and fluffy puzzler from the makers of Worms

Though the company is best known for the Worms series, Team17 has a long and storied history of making games in all sorts of different genres - such as Superfrog, Body Blows, and Alien Breed. For 2015 the studio is bringing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One puzzler Flockers to mobiles and tablets. In AppSpy's exclusive early hands-on with the game - which will be released on the 14th January - you'll see a few of the earlier levels, get a taste of the dark humour, and watch as I get to grips with the fundamentals of play.…

Hands-on with Need For Speed: No Limits, or 'what the Real Racing 3 team did next'

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Need For Speed: No Limits, or 'what the Real Racing 3 team did next'

As a fan of Real Racing 3, my interest was really piqued in Need For Speed: No Limits when I heard they'd gotten involved with the project. How would a race sim maker transition into making a more arcade-oriented title? Luckily I didn't have long to wait to find out, as the title has just now appeared on the App Store. Need For Speed: No Limits is currently in soft-launch in Taiwan, and the video below is from that version of the game. If you're interested in playing it for yourself, the link for which is underneath our hands-on video. [App Store link]…

7 brand new IPs coming to iOS and Android in 2015 that you need to know about

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
7 brand new IPs coming to iOS and Android in 2015 that you need to know about

2014 was an excellent year for iOS and Android and that was largely down to an avalanche of incredible exclusive titles such as Monument Valley, World of Tanks Blitz, and Hitman Go.  The trend looks set to continue in 2015 with an exciting batch of games already announced. This year could even do one better than the last too, as a fair few of these titles are brand new IPs altogether, which is exciting when you consider that last year's biggest games tended to be ports or mobile versions of already established IPs. Here then are seven of the best of these brand new IPs that are headed to iOS and Android later in 2015... 1. Project Phoenix - Eagle-eyed AppSpy viewe…

Hands-on with Wizard Golf RPG, a curious blend of high fantasy and firm fairways

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Wizard Golf RPG, a curious blend of high fantasy and firm fairways

I like to think that Gandalf would have enjoyed a spot of golf, perhaps while savouring a little Pipe-Weed. I reckon Frodo would make a good caddy too, though I imagine he wouldn't be welcome at Hole 19, bless him. Wizard Golf RPG doesn't star Gandalf, but it does feature a wizard attempting to make Par across multiple courses over various themed worlds, in this compelling blend of RPG and golf. Wizard Golf RPG is out soon, but is currently in soft-launch. You can find the link for it below our hands-on video. [App Store link]…

Hands-on with Gunslugs 2, the most hectic shooter I've played in months

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Gunslugs 2, the most hectic shooter I've played in months

The original Gunslugs was no walk in the park, but for Gunslugs 2 it looks like developer OrangePixel has significantly upped the ante. Huge explosions, massive tanks, and giant missiles are run-of-the-mill occurrences in this side scrolling shooter, and you can't move more than a few feet before a hail of bullets rains down all around you, or something violently explodes. It's pretty rad. Check out my hands-on below.…

Taichi Panda is an iOS action RPG featuring a massive panda, and it's out later this month

News By Glen Fox, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Taichi Panda is an iOS action RPG featuring a massive panda, and it's out later this month

You know that feeling you get when you see something and instantly realise that it's been missing from your life? Well, apparently an overweight Tai Chi master panda beating up hordes of other bipedal animals in a beautiful Asian setting has been missing from mine. Taichi Panda is the game that gave me this realisation. It's an iOS action RPG due out later this month and it features two other playable characters: a barely dressed female treasure hunter named Lauren Catcher and an overly muscular fella named Lulandore. The panda Tai Chi master's name? Pan Da... but why don't we all ignore that terrible pun and check out the action-filled trailer below?…

The most exciting PC and console franchises headed to mobile this year

Feature By Glen Fox, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The most exciting PC and console franchises headed to mobile this year

There was a time when the prospect of console-quality gaming on mobile appeared to be as far away in the future as jetpacks, hoverboards, and space travel. Well, not anymore, folks as we've already had some pretty epic-looking games hit mobile just last year and in 2015 the trend looks set to continue. Below we have our top list of the very best PC and console franchises that are set to hit our mobiles and tablets this year. Prepare your festively-battered wallets, AppSpies. If the list below is anything to go by, 2015 looks set to be an expensive year for the dedicated mobile gamer. 1. Need for Speed: No Limits - The very first mobile exclusive Need for Speed. Expect it to look…

Hands-on with Talisminery, in which Mr. Wong dives for talismans

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Talisminery, in which Mr. Wong dives for talismans

Talisminery is a neat little endless action game from new indie developer Jan Hrnjak. It's a tough highscore chaser that's a little reminiscent of stuff like Flappy Bird and Swing Copters, and also features tight controls, a nice retro aesthetic, and endless potential for leaderboard competition. Want to try it for yourself? Grab it via the link below our video, and then let us know your highscore in the comments. [App Store link]…

Drive yourself crazy in the colourful and atmospheric buggy racer Stunt Rush, out now on Google Play

News By Glen Fox, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Drive yourself crazy in the colourful and atmospheric buggy racer Stunt Rush, out now on Google Play

Stunt Rush is an arcade stunt racer in which you drive, jump, spin, and twist your way around a psychedellically coloured world of tagliatelle roads and blocky obstacles. It looks like what (I can only imagine) playing Mario Kart on hallucinogenic drugs would be like. It's certainly one of the best looking mobile racers we've seen, and is an Android exclusive right now which is a real rarity. I think it's fair to say that this is one of the more creative stunt racing games we've recently covered but don't take our word for it, check out the trailer below. [Google Play link]…

Grace of Letoile is now available on Android, and it's about time

News By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Grace of Letoile is now available on Android, and it's about time

Grace of Letoile is the tale of Vedley, and a pack of "automated dolls" called Letoiles who have the ability to control time. Vedley attempts to defeat these Letoiles and steal the Sertzes that lie at their cores, as doing so will grant him his one wish: to bring his parents back from the dead. Queue mystery, intrigue, and a whole lot of battling in this new JRPG from Kemco. Grace of Letoile is available now on the Google Play store, so take a look at the trailer below and then grab the game via the link under that if you feel like giving it a go. [Google Play link]…

Hands-on with Drop Wizard, a 'dawww'-inducing mix of Bubble Bobble and Super Crate Box

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Drop Wizard, a 'dawww'-inducing mix of Bubble Bobble and Super Crate Box

Drop Wizard is heavily inspired by classic cutesy arcade action games, especially Taito's classic platformer trilogy Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, and Parasol Stars. The game is scheduled to be released on iOS on the 8th of January, but I grabbed an early access build to show you the opening few stages. Here's what it all looks like in motion...…

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, 2 months, 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]…