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Monument Valley | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Monument Valley | Hands-On

Monument Valley, the latest game from Whale Trail developer ustwo, is due to land on the App Store at midnight tonight. And if you like clever puzzles and oodles of atmosphere, you should consider adding it to your wishlist. This game is a far cry from the endless-runner antics of Whale Trail. In fact, the team behind Monument Valley's precise, architectural puzzles appear to have spent the last few months staring at Escher lithographs, rather than watching Free Willy. It's a game which plays with perspective and perception, forcing you to attack each maze as both a 2D and a 3D puzzle. You push and drag platforms to bridge gaps, and even twist and turn the tower itself to create impossible…


Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

News By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Stuntcar construction puzzler Loco Motors has our pistons firing

Mixing Wacky Races with Angry Piggies, Minority Media’s vehicle constructing puzzler Loco Motors came screeching onto the App Store a couple of weeks back.  Your main objective in Loco Motors is simple: make it to the finish line. To do this, the construction puzzler has you build your own vehicle, which you must steer over jumps, lumps, and bumps. Creating your automobile a simple task thanks to the games intuitive interface. You can draw, move, and erase the frame by selecting the relevant option from the bottom of the screen. Its a similar story for all of the other parts too, which can simply be dragged into your construction window before automatically rotating an…


Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game Review

Review Gameloft By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game Review

We are willing to bet that Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game is not a direct translation of the source movie's plot. This is because so many of Cap’s iconic nemeses that appear in this game that, were the movie to follow the story, you would need to bring a sleeping bag into the cinema along with your popcorn The Super Soldier is now operating as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. under orders from Nick Fury. You must guide him and a small two man strike force into a…

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Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

Curve Digital Games fantastically sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. has just had it price slashed, meaning you can now steal a copy for just 99p / 99c. Guiding a tiny clone around a lethal laboratory maze of death, your only goals in Stealth Inc. are to survive and escape. Leaping and sneaking through each levels’ various puzzles, you will have to stick to the shadows as you deactivate all the traps and avoid traps on your way to the exit. It is challenging fun,as the ingenious puzzles require a blend of insight and experimentation to solve. Luckily, the game’s impressive art direction means that you have all the information you need to solve each challenge. This extended…


Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Multiplayer turn-based strategy game UFHO2 lands on iPad

UFHO2, a geometric turn-based multiplayer strategy game, was originally launched on PC after a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, after more than two years, developer Tiny Colossus has finally bought the game to iPad. Competing against your friends, you must guide your alien avatar around a maze collecting as many gems as possible along the way. You can complete a set number of moves each turn, and a time limit in which to make your decisions. The mazes are made up of seven interlocking hexagonal areas, each with seven further hexagonal rooms inside them. With both areas and rooms able be rotated during your turn, you will find yourself opening and closing off multiple paths a…


The Puzzle & Dragons and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace crossover has begun

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
The Puzzle & Dragons and Ragnarok Odyssey Ace crossover has begun

Match-three RPG phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons has just begun a brief crossover with Ragnarok Odyssey Ace. This union of franchises will give all Puzzle & Dragons fans the chance to add characters from the PS Vita RPG Ragnarok Odyssey Ace onto their monster hunting team. Expect heroes Marin, Angeling, Develing, and Grendel to make an appearance over the next couple of days. The uber successful Puzzle & Dragons - which has been download 32 million times worldwide - will also be visited by Cathy Crazy from Freak Tower, and Kite, Jell's Angel, and Balloons Penguins from Princess Punt. According to Siliconera, these crossovers will expire on April 6th, so you'll need to update your a…


Boom Beach Review

Review Supercell By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Boom Beach Review

Boom Beach is developer Supercell's follow-up to the phenomenally successful Clash of Clans. This lineage is obvious the moment you boot up the app, with the cartoony visuals, resource management, and tower defense-style battles echoing its fantasy-inspired ancestor.  However, rather than dump you in a Nordic netherword, Boom Beach has you establishing a base on a small tropical island. Your army has arrived to battle the evil Blackguard forces that have captured the surrounding…

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Game Insight declassifies its unknown enemies in upcoming sci-fi strategy X-Mercs: Invasion

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Game Insight declassifies its unknown enemies in upcoming sci-fi strategy X-Mercs: Invasion

X-Mercs: Invasion is a sci-fi strategy game. It involves taking control of a military squad whom you must lead into battle against alien invaders. You are dropped into scuffles by a snazzy looking airship, and the ensuing combat plays out in turn-based fashion on a virtual grid. Once you've completed a fight, you can return to your base to upgrade squad members, research new weaponry, and monitor the global situation from your command room. If this is all sounding weirdly familiar, then you've probably played X-Com: Enemy Unknown, a game to which X-Mercs undoubtedly owes a sizeable creative debt. There does appear to be some subtle deviations from the X-Com formula, however. For exampl…


Tiny Space Adventure | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Tiny Space Adventure | Hands-On

You know that bit in Scooby Doo cartoons where the gang rushs between doors in a long corridor, entering one room and emerging from another, seemingly disconnected door further down the hallway? Well, that's a bit like how it felt to play new sci-fi puzzler Tiny Space Adventure. You take control of an astronaut who must navigate a series of doors to reach an exit. Along the way, you have to avoid getting frazzled laser barriers, or spotted by robot sentries. As you're popping in and out of identical-looking black doors, you need a decent memory and a good mind for pattern recognition to be successful. Which probably explains the trouble I had reaching the end of some of the levels. Check…


AppSpy Plays: Star Horizon (Twitch catch-up)

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
AppSpy Plays: Star Horizon (Twitch catch-up)

In case you missed out on our regular AppSpy Plays live stream last Friday, we’ve brought it back to life using modern technology on our YouTube channel (oh, and below too). On-rails sci-Fi shooter Star Horizon received a 4 out of 5 in our review last week. So, having not played it personally, Peter and I planted ourselves firmly in front of it to see what this looker could do. There was barrel-rolling, betraying, blame for one-starring missions and a trench run that looked awfully familiar... We had a great turnout for the live stream, taking some much appreciated advice from onlookers, including developer Tabasco Interactive who joined us in the chatroom. Aside from our regular '…


Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

News By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates for a steal on the App Store today

If you've been on the fence about Assassin’s Creed Pirates, now might be the perfect time you climb onboard. You see, Ubisoft has just dropped the price of the naval battle game to £1.49 / $1.99 This mobile tie-in to Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag has you sailing the Caribbean as Alonzo Batilla, an eager young Captain willing to do anything to make his fortune. Taking part in fierce naval battles, you must scupper enemy vessels, and capture anything from frigates to Man-o-Wars to aid your conquest of the West-Indies. The latest update also lets you partake in whale hunting. It may be a little less glamourous - and it but more cruel - than the game's other…


Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Escher-inspired puzzle game Monument Valley will be turning heads this Thursday

When the first trailer for Monument Valley was released back in December, its topsy-turvy gameplay and Escher art style turned our heads in more ways than one. Now, developer ustwo has confirmed that beautiful puzzler will be hitting the App Store this Thursday. In the game, you take control of a little girl named Aida who is looking for forgiveness. You must lead her to the top of a series of towers by manipulating the environment itself, moving platforms and re-positioning objects to clear a path to the exit. As you can see from the video above, Monument Valley is a gorgeous looking game, realising a world which is as aesthetically pleasing as it is mathematically precise. Keep your…


Sometimes You Die Review

Review Philipp Stollenmayer By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week ago
Sometimes You Die Review

Describing Sometimes You Die is surprisingly tough. Reducing it to its mechanical elements does the concept a disservice. However, recounting journey runs the risk of ruining the various twists and meta-commentaries contained within it. It asks you to think about what a game is, what you consider fun, and what you are prepared to endure in the name of entertainment. That may sound pretentious - and at its heart Sometimes You Die is just that - but it is none the worse for it…

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Clash of Clans meets Pokemon in Here Be Monsters on iPad

News By Glen Fox, 5 months, 1 week ago
Clash of Clans meets Pokemon in Here Be Monsters on iPad

Ever wished that Clash of Clans had more Pokemon-style monster capturing? Well, you're in luck as Gamesys has just released Here Be Monsters HD. Rather ambitiously, the game allows you to travel the entire world capturing dozens of mythical monsters. Yes, you can finally have your very own Loch Ness monster. In order to capture these fantastical beasts, you'll need to craft a collection of traps and baits. There are 500 blueprints for different snares to collect, so there'll be no shortage of ways of nabbing your own Bigfoot specimen. The collecting gamepaly isn't limited to legendary monsters, mind. You'll also get the opportunity to capture rare and exotic animals on your journey…