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WarFriends guide - Part One - The basics

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
WarFriends guide - Part One - The basics

This week we’re going to look at the ins and outs of WarFriends, the new third-person shooter that mixes together tower defence, diving between cover, and collecting new cards. In this first part of the guide we’re going to walk you through the basics of the gameplay, and give you a few hints and tips to make sure you’re getting the best start possible. Later on in the week we’ll look at more advanced tactics and some of the menus you’re going to have to get to grips with if you’re going to get the most out of the game. And by getting the most out of the game, I mean killing as many people as you possibly can. The basics The game is essentially two gam…

A new year, a new update for MMO Arcane Online

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
A new year, a new update for MMO Arcane Online

Arcane Online is a fantasy MMO game that challenges you to protect the troubled land of Eldine from hoards of enemies. Join guilds, slay monsters, win loot and level up – the tried and tested formula for RPG fun. It was developed by PlayWorks and published by Gala Inc. last year - and it’s just received an update. Originally there were three character classes to choose from - warrior, mage and shaman - each with their own skill set. Now there’s a new kid on the block. The archer. That could change the makeup of your guild, since an archer can hang back and loose arrows like nobody’s business, whilst warriors do their thing up close and personal. There’s also…

Everwing - The complete guide

Feature By Harry Slater, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Everwing - The complete guide

Here you'll find links to our guide to Facebook Messenger game Everwing. We go through everything, from the basics, to quests, and what you should be spending your money on. Basically if you're not smashing all of your friend's highscores after reading the complete guide then we've done something wrong. So click away and show them what you're made of. Part One - The basics Part Two - Enemies and bosses Part Three - Power-ups, special enemies, and gems Part Four - Dragons and characters Part Five - Quests and advanced tips…

Star Wars: Force Arena - The Complete Guide

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 weeks ago
Star Wars: Force Arena - The Complete Guide

This is our complete, five part guide to Star Wars: Force Arena, all in one place. You'll find links to all five of the sections in the paragraph below. We cover everything from the basics to more complex tricks that'll give you the edge in battles. Part One - The basics Part Two - Average energy cost Part Three - Light side or dark side? Part Four - Menu hints and tips Part Five - Battle hints and tips…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part five - Battle hints and tips

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part five - Battle hints and tips

In the last part of our series on Star Wars: Force Arena we’re going to look at some hints and tips for the meat of the game - the battles. If you’ve not checked out the other parts of our guide, well now is as good a time as any to do it. But if you’re only interested in getting some help winning fights, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. So with a little bit more ado, here’s how to make sure you’re always kicking ass and taking names in this excellent Star Wars-themed MOBA. Don’t all thank us at once, y’hear? Wait It’s tempting to splurge out a unit and charge out onto the field of battle. You might make a bit of progress, bu…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 20th January

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 20th January

Oh Friday. Lovely, lovely Friday. The last day of the week, time to kick back, relax and maybe play some games. But what games are you going to play? That’s the question, isn’t it? But don’t you worry, because here at AppSpy we’re really good at answering questions. And we’re going to answer that one in the form of a list. Because research has shown that lists are the best way of listing things. So here we go, a list of the five games you should definitely think about playing this weekend. Especially if you like playing games. If you don’t like playing games I’m not entirely sure what you’re doing here. WarFriends You don’t really m…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part four - Menu hints and tips

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part four - Menu hints and tips

In this fourth part of the series about Star Wars: Force Arena we’re going to have a look at some of the menu mechanics that you’re going to need to make use of if you’re going to succeed in the game. We’ll break things up with some images as well, so you can see what we’re talking about. We’re good like that. No, no don’t mention it. It’s fine, we’re here to help. Anyway, tomorrow we’ll have a look at some more advanced tactics for when you’re actually on the battlefield, but right now let’s focus on the menus you’re going to spend a lot of time looking at. Rewards This is where you’ll unlock the cards…

The Thursday Find - Red's Kingdom

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
The Thursday Find - Red's Kingdom

This week’s Thursday find is a little gem. It’s a little nuts as well. Hahahaha, that’s a pun. You’ll see why when we get into the article, but trust me, that’s really really funny. The game itself is a mixture of ideas from a variety of genres. It’s a puzzler, an adventure, and a dungeon crawler. It’s smart, it’s pretty, and it’s well worth your time. But what is it? Why, it’s Red’s Kingdom of course. And if you’re only going to get one game this week, we reckon it should be this one. Red’s Kingdom The game is all about leading a squirrel through a series of little levels, snaffling up the nuts that you find a…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part three - Light side or Dark side?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part three - Light side or Dark side?

In this section of our Force Arena guide, we’re going to look at a question that pops up quite often - is it best to play as the Light Side or the Dark Side of the Force? The answer is one that might just surprise you, but we’ll get to that in a minute. First make sure you’ve read the first two parts of our guide to ensure that you’re up to date with everything you need to know up to this point. I’m gonna presume at this point that you’ve read those, and now I’m going to jump in with the shocking truth - it kinda doesn’t matter which side you choose. In fact, picking one is going to hinder you. Which side are you on? There are pros and cons…

The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 18th

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 18th

I think it’s fair to say that the App Store is having a bit of a snooze at the moment. And quite frankly I’d like to join it. But since that’s out of the question for a professional like myself, I figured I’d do a list of the best games on sale and iPad and iPhone instead. The pickings might be a little slim, but there are three really good games here, and all of them are worth throwing some money at if you haven’t yet. So with little or no further ado, here are them there games you should be picking up for cheap. If that’s the sort of thing you like doing, anyway. Lifeline Most of the Lifeline series is actually on sale at the moment, but I thought…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part two - Average energy cost

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part two - Average energy cost

There’s one thing going on in Star Wars: Force Arena that’s really important to get a grasp on, and that’s what we’re going to take a look at today in this second part of our series looking into the game. It’s the sort of thing that you can easily look past if you’re not careful, but we’re here to help you out with things like that. Basically it’s what we’re here for. So without further ado, let’s have a look at the average energy spend of the deck you’re using and figure out if there’s any way you can do it better. Energy As we covered yesterday, energy is something you spend on the units that you’re using in…

The Tuesday Best of - Mobile MOBAs

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
The Tuesday Best of - Mobile MOBAs

In this week’s Tuesday Best of I thought we’d have a good look at the best MOBAs on mobile. Mainly because we’re doing a week of content on the latest game in that particular genre, Star Wars: Force Arena. That one hasn’t quite done enough to make it onto this list, at least not yet. It might do in the long run, so we might have to come back to this list at some point in the future. But right now these three are the gems in the mobile MOBA crown. They’re all free as well, so if you fancy a crack at any of them it’s not going to cost you anything to do just that. Clash Royale This one is definitely closer to the mobile end of the mobile MOBA spectrum.…

Last week on Pocket Gamer

Feature By Jon Mundy, 1 month ago
Last week on Pocket Gamer

Anyone else finding that 2017 is taking a while to wake up? That certainly seems to have been the case in the world of mobile and portable gaming. Thank goodness, then, for Nintendo. The Kyoto gaming giant recently held an event that pretty much defined our week over on Pocket Gamer. For news on that and other things we’ve been covering on PG over the past seven days, read on. Switching up a gear As 2017 ticked around we were already talking about the Nintendo Switch. Friday’s full reveal of the exciting portable/console hybrid ensured that it became our main topic for conversation. While the general response to the launch was decidedly mixed, PG editor Glen offered a more…

The Monday Musing - When did movie games get good?

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
The Monday Musing - When did movie games get good?

In this week's Monday Musing I thought it was time to have a think about tie-in games. Or, more specifically, games that have a massive license attached them. Now, if you grew up when I did (the past), then you'll know that movie tie-in games used to be appalling. I mean, seriously, movie tie-in game was a byword for terrible. These were cheap cash-ins designed to ride on the hype of a blockbuster. And to be honest, some of that still shines through nowadays. There's a mobile game tie-in for Ben Affleck's latest film. Which is a gangster epic. And not exactly the sort of thing that you'd expect to have a mobile game tie-in. But things have definitely got better. Star Wars: Force Arena m…

Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part 1: The Basics

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month ago
Star Wars: Force Arena guide - Part 1: The Basics

This week we're going to be taking a look at Star Wars: Force Arena, the new mobile MOBA set in the Star Wars universe. It's got Luke, it's got Leia, it's got a load of other characters and a lot of scrapping to boot. But there are plenty of mechanics and menus as well, and they might throw you off when you're getting started. Don't worry though, because that's what we're here for. In this series we're going to walk you through the basics and then throw some more advanced tips and tricks at you. You'll also find a lot of coverage over on our sister site Pocket Gamer. I mean, don't tell anyone, but it won't be as tip top as what you'll find on AppSpy, but that's life. Anyway, here goes. Th…