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The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - December 16th

Feature By Harry Slater, 12 months ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - December 16th

Friday is upon us once more, which means it's the weekend tomorrow, which means it's only two days until Monday. Wow, that's really depressing. Anyway, if you want something to keep you going over the next couple of days while you wait for the inevitable and interminable beginning of next week, you might want to check out the games on this here list. Because it's a list of the five best iPhone and iPad games that have hit the App Store over the past seven days. You're definitely going to know one game on there, but you never know, you might find a new gem somewhere down there in all of that content. Super Mario Run You couldn't write this week's list without including Nintendo's first…

Defy danger and roll your way to victory in Orborun, Tiny Lab Productions’ critically-acclaimed mobile runner

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 12 months ago
Defy danger and roll your way to victory in Orborun, Tiny Lab Productions’ critically-acclaimed mobile runner

Fans of 2013’s highly successful precision-based 3D runner Orborun can rest easy knowing that the game has recently made its way home to developer Tiny Lab Productions, which will oversee all updates and advances during the coming months. The shakeup comes as a result of French mobile publisher Bulkypix’s recent liquidation after finding themselves suffer bankruptcy three months ago. The changeover means that Tiny Lab Productions will be better able to handle the critically-acclaimed mobile puzzler, which received a Meta Critic rating of 81, an 8/10 rating on Pocket Gamer, and a 4/5 review by us - which you can check out here. Tiny Labs also have plans to release Orborun 2 in…

Jingle Bells turns steampunk in Note Fighter’s newest update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 12 months ago
Jingle Bells turns steampunk in Note Fighter’s newest update

We all enjoy singing along or thrashing out some air guitar to our favourite tunes from time to time, but for those of you actually trying to learn to play music, we know that it can be a bit of a frustrating experience. Enter Note Fighter - a simple app that turns note reading into a game, giving a helping hand to all of you music aficionado’s out there. And this December, Polish studio MythicOwl has given the app a festive update just in time for Christmas. Getting to grips with Note Fighter is straightforward – there’s a one-octave piano, five staves above, and a metallic composer called Steamy in the corner. Notes roll along the staves towards Steamy, and you have t…

The Thursday Find - Jump or Stay

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The Thursday Find - Jump or Stay

Thursday, Thursday, gotta get down on Thursday. Everybody's looking forward to singing this song correctly on Friday. Anyway, it's time for another Thursday find, and I think we've got a pretty good one for you this week. It's an auto-runner released on the same day as Super Mario Run. So either it's super smart or super not smart. Or maybe a mixture of the two, I don't really know it's hard to tell. All I know is that it's really quite good. So strap yourself in, grab your favourite pair of mobile game playing glasses, and let's dive head first into another one of these. Jump or Stay There's something about Jump or Stay that pushes you on to keep trying with it. It's a mixture of simp…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of May 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of May 2016

The wheels of the world keep turing and so we've reached the May chunk of our look back at the best mobile games of 2016. The hits kept on coming as the year started to get a bit warmer. I mean a lot of bad things happened in the real world in May, but let's not focus on them, okay? Because if we do I'm just going to get really, really sad. Instead let's focus on the excellent games that came out. We had racers, we had platformers, we had games about incredibly violent bears. What an excellent time to be alive. Here they come, right now, after this paragraph. Rush Rally 2 A wonderful, fully featured rally driving game that lets you tear up a bunch of tracks from every corner of the glo…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of April 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of April 2016

We're up to April in our retrospective series. Doesn't time fly? But only in one direction. Like a bird condemned to forever fly around the world, never stopping, never experiencing a rest, just ever onwards into an endless dawn. Anyway April was a pretty damn good month for mobile gaming, as you'll probably be able to see from the three games that make it on to our best-of list. They're fresh, they're exciting, and there's a good chance you've forgotten all about them in the past eight months. So this list is going to set that straight. Top up your coffee, turn off any other electrical devices that might distract you, and let's get right on with it. Pang Adventures A super hard reboot…

The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - December 14th

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - December 14th

It's Wednesday, so that means it's time for a round up of the best games that are on sale on iPad and iPhone this week. It's getting close to Christmas, and we know you like to save your pennies so you can get the people you love something nice. Or so you can get drunk enough to forget about the whole thing and then sober up in January when it's over. Either way, there are some real gems on sale this week, and a good chunk of them won't cost you anything. So sit back, relax, put your feet up, poor yourself an eggnog, and let's get this show on the road. Or at the very least onto the grass verge near the road. Implosion: Never Lose Hope One of the finest action games on mobile. This one…

The Tuesday Best of - Star Wars games

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The Tuesday Best of - Star Wars games

Guess what’s coming out this week? Star Wars: Rogue One. So that means it’s the perfect time to have a look back at the best Star Wars games on mobile. There aren’t that many that are REAL good, so it’s quite a short list. But that’s okay, because as we all know it’s quality not quantity that makes the wheels of the world go round. Or something like that. And these games really are of the tip toppest quality. One of them might even be my favourite game ever. And the other two are probably the best examples of the series they’re part of. So all in all, there might not be that many ace Star Wars games on mobile, but the ace ones are super ace. Just g…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of March 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of March 2016

March. That seems like it was ages ago. Even saying March feels like a step back into the dim and distant past. March March March March. I’ve said it too many times now and it’s lost all meaning. Ah well. As we continue our look back at the last 12 months of mobile gaming, we’ve reached the first of our really big hitters. March saw the release of Clash Royale, and unless you’ve been living under a rock without a 4G connection for 9 months, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it. But it wasn’t the only gem to come out that month. In fact there were quite a few. But in my humble opinion, these three right here were the finest. Disagree? Then…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of February 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of February 2016

Ah February. The shortest month of the year. Tiny little February, wandering around all lost and lonely and wondering why hack journalists keep anthropomorphising it for their strained introductions to retrospective pieces. February might not have been a golden month for iOS gaming, but some gems did emerge from the dirt. And a lot of dirt was wrapped around the gems. There was a low gem to dirt ratio is what I'm trying to say. Anyway, here are the three best iOS games that came out in February 2016. It was a long time ago, but I think I've remembered it right. Join us next time for March, which was much, much better than February. _Prism A game with a name that screams “please d…

The Monday Musing - Where is mobile gaming heading in 2017?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The Monday Musing - Where is mobile gaming heading in 2017?

Oh hello there. Fancy seeing you here. Is it Monday again? Doesn't time fly when you're alive and doing things to fill it? I suppose it's time to have a little bit of a musing then. A little bit of a think about one of the big things that's affecting mobile gaming right now. And since we're in the run up to Christmas and the new year, I thought it'd be interesting to look at some of the big questions that we're going to be posing about mobile gaming in the coming 12 months. A sort of where are we going and how are we going to get there kind of thing. I don't claim to have all of the answers, but I do claim to have three of the questions. And here they are, in an easy to digest list format.…

Super Mario Run isn't too expensive, and here's why

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
Super Mario Run isn't too expensive, and here's why

It’s the question that’s been keeping some of us up all week - is Super Mario Run too expensive? Well since it’s Friday I thought I’d put my brain in gear for a little bit longer and have a good old think about it. And since I’ve had that think already, I thought I’d write a brief article going over the main arguments for and against the pricing structure that Nintendo has decided to use for its first outing into the mobile world. You might agree. You might disagree. You might sit on the fence somewhere in the middle, kicking your shoes up and down and uhming and ahing about what to do. Wherever on the spectrum you sit though, feel free to shout at me in…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - December 9th

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - December 9th

Another week has been and gone. Did you get up to much good stuff? Or did you just sit around thinking to yourself, ah it's nearly the end of the year, there's not much point trying to start anything new now? Guess which I did. Anyway, the end of a week means that it's time for us to have a look at the best games that came out in that said week. And all in all it's been a pretty impressive seven days for mobile gamings. We've got some great ports, and some great new original mobile games of every sort. So maybe it it time to try something new. Maybe it's time to try something new like one of the games on the list? Go on, treat yourself. Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore A big swooshy swoopy…

The Thursday Find - HoverCrash

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The Thursday Find - HoverCrash

Oh hi there, Thursday. Where have you been hiding? And what have you been doing while you’ve been hiding there? Oh god Thursday, why are you covered in blood? Oh no, no Thursday put down the axe. Okay, while I deal with this it’s probably time for a Thursday find. This week’s is a game that owes a lot to the past and a lot to the present. And probably a lot to the future. Although I’ve not been there so I can’t be completely sure. But if you like endless runners and retro futurism then this could well be the sort of game that makes you go “ooooh, that combines two of my interests.” Now where was I? Oh yeah, the axe. THURSDAY, don’t make me hu…

Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery introduces festive fun in its latest update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 year ago
Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery introduces festive fun in its latest update

MyTona aren’t new to hidden object games, having released The Secret Society: Hidden Mystery in 2012. The Russian developer introduced mobile gamers to a brand new installment in its ‘hidden mystery’ series last year with Seekers Notes, taking the story to the cursed city of Darkwood. And with its latest update, Darkwood is looking a little more festive, and has a few more unwelcome neighbours to boot. If you’re a fan of The Secret Society, you should find the gameplay of Seekers Notes just as fun. You have to discover clues around 28 highly detailed locations against the clock, solving puzzles and talking to the locals as you go. Each stage of the game reveals a…