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Defend the Cake one slice at a time in the tower defence game’s latest update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 1 week ago
Defend the Cake one slice at a time in the tower defence game’s latest update

Released earlier this year to satisfy the appetite of tower defence game devotees everywhere, Defend the cake is now baking an all-new treat thanks to the newly-released 2.0 content update. Bringing with it new levels, new environments, and a whole new cake to prepare and protect, it’s time to ward off those greedy bugs for good. Set in a world full of mouth-watering treats, in Defend the cake your strategic skills are put to the test thanks to an onslaught of hungry critters. Fending them off by placing down toast walls and other delicious defences is your only chance at being successful, and now there’s more ways to do so thanks to Defend the cake’s all new goodies. A…

5 Pinball games to play on iPhone and iPad

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 1 week ago
5 Pinball games to play on iPhone and iPad

I'm sure everyone reading this knows what Pinball is, whether you've played it at a bar or on your laptops a good few years back. Well, as you're probably aware the Pinball market on mobile is booming and you're not short of choices. How do you separate the good ones from the iffy ones? That's where this list comes in. In a matter of speaking, one Pinball game is a lot like another, but it's the design of the table that makes it stand out. We've seen a whole variety of them across a huge range of film and game-based themes, but these are the ones you should start with. PinOut! – download on iOS If you love neon lights, awesome beats, and endless arcade action, PinOut! is a game tha…

AppSpy's YouTube channel is now Pocket Gamer's official video channel

News By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 1 week ago
AppSpy's YouTube channel is now Pocket Gamer's official video channel

Good day to you AppSpy readers wherever you are and whatever time of day it is. I know, it's unusual for me to not post my regular 'best 5' list so early in the day, but you might have noticed something going on over on our YouTube channel.  Well, as you might have noticed AppSpy's YouTube channel is now officially renamed as Pocket Gamer's YouTube channel. This may seem like a strange move, but don't worry it all makes sense. After all, AppSpy has been part of the Pocket Gamer family from the beginning.  If you're worried about what this means for future content you needn't fear. Everything will be exactly the same, featuring hands-on, reviews, and tips videos as per usual. Th…

The 5 best turn-based mobile games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best turn-based mobile games for iOS

I think, deep down, everyone has the ability to enjoy a good turn-based game whatever their great love is. It's just about finding the best of the bunch and the right game to suit your needs. While strategy games may revel in making you think before you shoot, it gives you a larger appreciation for the slower side of combat and management. In most cases if you charge into a room, guns a'blazing, you probably won't survive to see another sunrise… in-game. It's all about what you choose to do in that particular moment and living with the consequences of your actions. Your decisions might lead you to victory, or they might have unforeseen effects you're not quite prepared for. That's t…

The 5 best physics-based mobile puzzlers for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best physics-based mobile puzzlers for iOS

Puzzlers come in all shapes and sizes, and it's hard not to find something charming about each one. Whether they're ultra-complicated or focus on one key element, ultimately the success of a good puzzler is in its enjoyment. It's easy to sit down and slowly figure out how to piece together a challenge, but physics-based puzzlers need a little bit of thought, a little bit of skill, and in some cases a little bit of luck. These five show off the very best of the sub-genre in their appearance and their cleverness. You'll likely find when playing them that they're rather moreish and may make you think "wow, that's clever" when you progress through the levels. Supertype - download on iOS If y…

5 cracking PC games you can play on iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
5 cracking PC games you can play on iOS

It's a dream for a lot of mobile gamers to be able to play PC games on mobile. Sure, we're getting closer each year – even closer with Nintendo Switch out and about – but there's no need to feel lost. There are far more than five cracking iOS ports to knuckle down with, but these are a few you simply cannot miss out on. They're nitty, gritty, rich, deep, and well worth the money you pay for them. What's more, these titles actually feel rather at home on iOS. Yep, you can feel at ease, people, there aren't any vexing controls or questionable framerates to be seen here. Papers, Please – download on iOS Ooo, if you haven't yet had the chance to have a go at this one yet o…

Catch up on AppSpy's latest gaming videos: September 21st

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Catch up on AppSpy's latest gaming videos: September 21st

Happy Friday, readers! I hope your weather has been better than ours here in the UK, and if not I hope you weren't caught in it at least. Another week's passed us by and James has been busy over on AppSpy's YouTube channel. Only a week after Pocket Gamer Connects, there's been a lot to do between the lines, but we've had some quality content to check out. What? You haven't watched this week's videos yet? Well then, lucky for you we're here to make your life that much more convenient. Aren't we nice? Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions - download on iOS James had a whack at the recently-released Warhammer card game, AoS: Champions, and found it rather enjoyable. Though it's got the makings…

The 5 best detective mobile games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The 5 best detective mobile games for iOS

Alright, so yesterday I laid out some of the best room escape-style games and I guess I'm in a bit of a mystery-solving mood as of late. I'm not talking about your typical puzzlers, I mean mysteries that really need deductive reasoning. These titles make you think a little harder than usual and you'll feel so good figuring out each tiny piece. That's why these sorts of games may not be for everyone – each victory is small, but it progresses you further into the story. Layton's Mystery Journey – download on iOS When Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy first launched on iOS, it was uncertain whether it would be a success on mobile when it was de…

The best premium room escape mobile games for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The best premium room escape mobile games for iOS

Whatever your stance on 'Room Escape' games, you have to admit that they're seriously fun and satisfying when things go right. In a way they make you feel like a genius or special agent/detective when you're piecing together clues and figuring out the puzzles. Sure, some don't allow you much freedom and come off a little amateurish, but there are some cracking ones out there you've simply got to play. Hopefully you can see where this is going 'cos these five 'Room Escape'-style games are a good investment. They may cost a pretty penny, but the payoff is well worth it. The Room – download on iOS Shock horror, I know. If you're a mobile gamer and haven't played any of The Room serie…

The 5 best story-driven games you need to play on mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The 5 best story-driven games you need to play on mobile

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to mobile gaming. You may enjoy a good mix of genres, but there'll always be one thing in particular that makes you tick. For me, if you're familiar with my work over on Pocket Gamer, it's story-based games. Whatever the visuals, whatever the task or challenge, whatever the price, whatever the length, if it's got a fantastic story, I'll be into it. If you're looking for some seriously good mobile games with cracking stories, you should really start with these ones. Thimbleweed Park – download on iOS If you're all about mysteries, point-and-click puzzles, X-Files, and games that are made by Ron Gilbert, you should go get this immediat…

5 strategy mobile games for iOS that play as good as they look

Feature By Emily Sowden, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
5 strategy mobile games for iOS that play as good as they look

You might not want to think too hard on a Monday, and that's totally fine. But sometimes you'll be face-to-face with excellent mobile strategy games like these and it's silly not to give them a play. We've covered some of the best strategy games on the market before and we'll definitely stand by it. Of course, you can't and shouldn't judge a book by its cover – or, in this case, a game by its visuals – but it's nice to dig into a title that has style and substance, right? What I do know is that these mobile strategy games tick all of the boxes: content, audio, artwork, you name it. If we've missed out on your favourite, let us know in those comments below. The Banner Saga &nda…

The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 14th

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 months ago
The best mobile gaming videos from AppSpy's YouTube channel: September 14th

Another week's come and gone and it's been a bit of a quiet one over here on AppSpy. Mr. James Gilmour has been off being a cool dude at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, so we're not drowning in videos. However, the ones we've got are definitely worth watching and we'd hate for you to miss a single second. So, because we're super nice and don't want you lifting a finger on a Friday (except to click the video), we've collected them in a tidy little list below. Wall Kickers – download on iOS One-touch games can be a little hit or miss, but if you're looking for one to settle into this weekend you'll definitely want to give Wall Kickers a go. While it feels like a game you've played b…

5 excellent free-to-play mobile puzzlers for iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 months ago
5 excellent free-to-play mobile puzzlers for iOS

Alright, going all in with action-oriented games is fun, but sometimes you just fancy kicking back with something that'll work your mind more than your reflexes. You don't have to be a genius to have a go with most puzzlers and in today's list you don't even have to spend a penny to jump in and start playing. No, these are simple, easy to get into, and overall rather fun. Obviously five is a small number, so let us know what some of your favourite other titles are in the comments down below. Infinite West – download on iOS With a style similar to the ever-loved GO games, this isn't just another grid-based puzzler. It's a little bit like chess, a little bit board game, and throws a…

The 5 best first-person mobile shooters on iOS

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 months ago
The 5 best first-person mobile shooters on iOS

Ahh, now first-person shooters are very tricky beasts to tame on mobile. They're straight forward enough when it comes down to story, sure, but it's all about the controls. If you don't have good controls, it's hard to have fun in a shooter and that can be very frustrating indeed. However, despite a generous helping of bad FPS on the market, we know you'll have a blast with these ones. Just to throw it out there PUBG Mobile's not included in this particular list since I'm looking more at non-battle royale games. If you're hankering for a bit of BR, however, do check out this list right here. Guns of Boom – download on iOS When it comes to competitive multiplayer experiences, Guns…

The 5 best free-to-play auto runner games for mobile

Feature By Emily Sowden, 2 months ago
The 5 best free-to-play auto runner games for mobile

Yesterday we gave you a list of the best auto-runners money could buy. Well, if you're a bit strapped for cash there's no need to worry, there are a bunch of fantastic games in the genre you can sit down with free-to-play. Easy peasy. These titles run on adverts and IAPs, but don't bully you into buying the goods. No they're incredibly enjoyable and, in some cases, thoroughly challenging. Subway Surfers - download on iOS As one of the most downloaded App Store games of all time, Subway Surfers remains one of the best auto-runners on the market. Sure, it's simple and occasionally shows its age, but it's constantly updated and a fantastic time-killer. Sprint along train tracks avoiding th…