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Pac-Man Monsters | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Pac-Man Monsters | Hands-On

The Pac is back for another game on iOS. He's had plenty of adventures on mobiles and tablets already, of course. We've been treated to a faithful conversion of the arcade original, a jacked-up spin on the classic formula in Pac-Man Championship Edition, and a totally okay auto-runner in Pac-Man Dash. This time though, the chompy yellow one is starring in a puzzle game that's more than a little reminiscent of Puzzle & Dragons. I grabbed ten minutes today to have a play of the game, show you the basics, and give my first impressions.…


Leo's Fortune Review

Review 1337 & Senri LLC By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Leo's Fortune Review

As small green furballs go, Leopold is one of the more industrious. His life as an engineer has earned him a mountain of gold that he treasures above all else. One day he returns home to find it stolen, and immediately sets out in pursuit. Leopold's path is marked by a trail of gold coins. All you have to do to guide him to his prize is follow the sparkling breadcrumb trail across five different lands, each filled with beautifully crafted environments and physics-based platform puzzle…

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AppSpy Plays: The Wolf Among Us – Part 5 live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am PST | 12pm EST)

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: The Wolf Among Us – Part 5 live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am PST | 12pm EST)

It’s another Telltale Tuesday today, so we’re going to be letting The Wolf Among Us: A Crooked Mile out of the bag. It’ll be part five of our playthrough, but will pick up at the very start of the recently-released third episode in the series. We’re trying to play nice rather than tearing up the place whenever we get the chance, so if you’ve already played through this episode in a particularly violent fashion, come see what could’ve happened if you’d done things differently. As usual, pop over to the AppSpy Twitch channel at 5pm BST / 9am PST / 12pm EST to catch us live. While you're there, you might as well tap the “Follow” button to…


Funcom to release MMO Lego Minifigures Online on iPad this year

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Funcom to release MMO Lego Minifigures Online on iPad this year

Lego Minifigures Online, a new lego themed MMO from Funcom, is due to arrive on iPad this year. As the trailer below shows, the game continues the cooperative multiplayer thrust of long-running series, with players working together to build, overcome challenges, and battle bosses. With the entire Lego universe at its disposal, Funcom will be free to jump between dozens of varied environments with ease - including the newly revealed world of pirates. Every figure will have its own unique abilities, but all will conform to one of three classes: Defenders, Strikers, and Builders. Each class's role is fairly straightforward, with Defenders providing protection for the party, Strikers deali…


Race around the Great Wall of China in new Asphalt 8: Airborne update

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Race around the Great Wall of China in new Asphalt 8: Airborne update

The fantastic Asphalt 8: Airborne has just received an Asian themed update that introduces six new tracks and a host of licenced cars. The update will have you speeding along the top of the Great Wall location. This environment plays host to six tracks in total. You won’t have much time to enjoy the scenery, however, as the Wall's narrow path will demand all of your attention. For all of you petrolheads, a fresh selection of licenced cars has also been also be rolled out, including the 2014 McLaren P1 and classic Ferrari Testarossa. Interestingly, the update adds Twitch streaming integration to the game. This will let you show off your skills online, or just share your most e…


Wayward Souls Review

Review Rocketcat Games By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Wayward Souls Review

In theory, games with procedurally generated levels can offer an eternity of gameplay. For this near endless resource to be worth tapping, however, the journey has to be worth revisiting.  The moment we stepping into the cruel and unforgiving world of Wayward Souls, we felt oddly at home. Its top-down 2D perspective gives the game a classic 16-bit RPG look, while the brutal permadeath runs and persistent leveling underscore the game's roguelike heratige. Wayward Souls embraces th…

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Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

Developer Terry Cavanagh's gravity-defying platformer VVVVVV is finally making its way to iOS. According to the developer's blog, the iOS port of his retro platformer has actually been 90% complete for some time, he just hadn't gotten around to perfecting the touchscreen controls. In a platformer an exacting as VVVVVV, controls could make or break a port. The video below shows that we probably shouldn’t worry, however, as Terry shows off the new interface through one of the hardest sections of the game, Veni, Vidi, Vici. VVVVVV is just about ready to be submitted for App Store approval, so we can expect more news, and a release date, in the near future.…


The Week in Video: Third Eye Crime, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Leo's Fortune, and more

Feature By Glen Fox, 4 months, 3 weeks ago

To celebrate the timely death of the working week, here's a round-up of all the best review, hands-on, and feature videos we knocked-up on AppSpy over the last five days.  Monument Valley review "Monument Valley is not only an exquisite piece of craftsmanship, but a genuinely delightful adventure with more 'wow' moments than most million-dollar blockbusters." Unpossible review "While Unpossible is a handsome beast, and does offer some initial thrills, the disconnect between your unseen avatar and its hazardous surroundings left us cold." The Boom Beach Diary: Week 3 "I've finally nailed the secret to obtaining larger quantities of wood in Boom Beach!" Leo's Fortune Hands-On…


AppSpy Plays: Wayward Souls (5pm BST | 9am PST | 12pm EST)

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: Wayward Souls (5pm BST | 9am PST | 12pm EST)

If you caught the Pocket Gamer Podcast live over on the AppSpy Twitch channel, you may have noticed one of the top games of the week we selected was Wayward Souls. From Rocketcat Games, the folks behind Punch Quest, Mage Gauntlet and the Grappling Hook trilogy, Wayward Souls is a dungeon-crawling roguelike which combines 16-bit visuals with the difficulty of Dark Souls. It really is as good as it sounds. We’ll be playing the first hour or so of Wayward Souls from 5pm BST / 9am PST / 12pm EST, so come and see one of the best iOS games of the week in action.. You can either stick about here till the show starts. or tune in live over on the AppSpy Twitch channel. Click the “…


Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Review Gameblyr, LLC By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Stealth games always run the risk of leaving you inactive. By necessity, they demand you pay attention to the world around you, learning patterns and waiting for your moment to skulk unseen through the shadows. Unfortunately, this means that rather than playing, much of your time is spent simply watching. Developer Moonshot Games clearly understood this problem, and has tried to address it with Third Eye Crime: Act 1. You take control of Rothko, a master thief. Set in noir ‘50s…

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Unleash the elemental power of Mankind in The Sandbox's new Ecology Campaign update

News By Glen Fox, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Unleash the elemental power of Mankind in The Sandbox's new Ecology Campaign update

Mother Nature simulator The Sandbox has received a new update which adds a brand new campaign featuring 20 extra levels, and a handful of new elements. The 20 new levels- which form the Ecology Campaign -  task you with solving environmental puzzles in order to protect the very planet whose elements you've been manipulating. Examples include preventing deforestation, and combatting pollution. Also included are 13 new elements to help you in your fight for world peace. Oddly enough, 'The Nuke' is one of these elements. How exactly that can be used to protect the environment remains to be seen. You'll be unlocking mana as you go, an in-game currency which is used to purchase differen…


Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed goes free-to-play on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed goes free-to-play on the App Store

Sega’s mascot-filled Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed has just removed its 69p / 99c entry fee, letting you get its freemium-styled content for, well, free. The shift to free isn’t completely out of the goodness of Sega’s heart of course. In-app purchases are still in place to grant access to new characters, and let you buy in game currency to speed up unlocks. Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed is a fun racer that let you whizz around iconic locations from various Sega franchises. Speeding through gates transforms your kart into a new type of vehicle depending on the terrain ahead. You'll transform into a speedboat to skipping across the waves, and morph into…


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Review Gameloft By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

With a great licence comes a great chance of disappointment. And, we'll admit, before even firing up the game, we were prepared to be underwhelmed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Things got off to a shaky start. Gameloft has squeezed an overwhelming amount into its latest movie tie-in, so within moments we were expected to have come to grips with the game’s virtual stick, buttons, and touch controls. These, along with a camera that could barely keep up with the action, c…

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Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Twitch catch-up)

The one thing more valuable than money in this life is time. Specifically your time. Your precious, precious time. Games in Apple's digital store aren't always super expensive, but you should only be spending the valuable hours and minutes of your day on the brilliant video games, not the rubbish ones, and so James and I are here to help you do exactly that. We've got four brand new iOS releases for you in this week's Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with us giving our first impressions of all of them. Though we broadcast the show live on Twitch at our usual streaming time (5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST), we also recorded th…