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Tales from the Borderlands gets 'Welcome Back to Pandora (Again)' trailer

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Tales from the Borderlands gets 'Welcome Back to Pandora (Again)' trailer

The AppSpy team was seriously wondering how the Borderlands universe would actually work as a point and click adventure, but from the brand new trailer for Telltale Games' Tales from the Borderlands, it looks like the answer could be "brilliantly". The trailer - titled 'Welcome Back to Pandora (Again)' - places the dark humour of the series front and centre, and while there are still no details of how the action scenes will work (we've been promised gun play), the sense of a grand adventure on a truly horrible planet is palpable. Tales from the Borderlands is coming to iOS (plus PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) in the near future. We'll…


Hands-on with Wars and Battles, in which hex-based strategy war gaming is actually way more entertaining than it sounds

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Wars and Battles, in which hex-based strategy war gaming is actually way more entertaining than it sounds

These super involved strategy games that play out on hexagonal tiles are often a real drag, and I just can't find much energy to get into them. But Wars and Battles is a bit different. It's no less serious and po-faced than the other games on the market, but once you've got the hang of the simple controls, you stop faffing about fiddling and instead start thinking tactically about your approach to the varied situations you're given. Wars and Battles is pretty cool by my book, here's what it looks like in motion.…


Hands-on with Checkpoint Champion, a game of drifting, boosting, and beating your peers

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Checkpoint Champion, a game of drifting, boosting, and beating your peers

While I'm not very good at Checkpoint Champion - on account of it being very hard indeed - I am better than at least one of my colleagues, and that is more than enough for me. Checkpoint Champion is a twitchy drift-em-up where you race from one checkpoint to the next, trying to shave fractions of seconds off of your previous time to really stick it in the craw of your friends and loved ones. It's pretty good too, as you can see in my hands-on video below.…


Hands-on with Candy Crush Soda Saga, a very fizzy match-3 puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Candy Crush Soda Saga, a very fizzy match-3 puzzler

What do you think you'd get from a huge developer making a pseudo-sequel to one of the most popular and financially successful video games of all time? More levels? Sure. More game mechanics? Definitely. Improved presentation? One would hope so. That's all present and correct in Candy Crush Soda Saga, King's follow up to Candy Crush Saga, but is there much else to get excited about if you've already had your fill of candies? Watch my hands-on to find out.…


Hands-on with Million’s Lovers - Tricks, Likes, Treats, where an adorable dog does tricks on command

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Million’s Lovers - Tricks, Likes, Treats, where an adorable dog does tricks on command

Million's Lovers - Tricks, Likes, Treats is an auto-runner, there's no getting away from that. If you're sick of endless runners, then this probably won't bring you back to the fold. But it adds two very important things into the mix for those that aren't yet done with the genre. The first is a QTE style input system for performing tricks as a dog, which keeps you on your paws. It's a flexible system, and the controls work well for it, but there's still a lot of tension in getting it right, since if you screw up too often you fail the level. The second is an incredible art style, one highly evocative of games like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. It looks amazing in motion, and ser…


Hands-on with Golfinity, the game of infinite golf, obvs

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Golfinity, the game of infinite golf, obvs

How much golfing on your mobile do you think you could potentially handle? Some? A lot? Loads? How about an infinite amount of golf. Yeah, what about that? Huh? If that sounds like your cup of tee, Golfinity is absolutely for you. It's a fantastically minimal golf-em-up, with ace controls, solid leaderboard support, and obviously plenty of content. Check out my hands-on with the game below.…


These are the 7 very best 'playable' Angry Birds cakes on the Internet

Toplist By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
These are the 7 very best 'playable' Angry Birds cakes on the Internet

I was looking for Angry Birds cakes to put together a little video article like last week's Minecraft cakestravaganza, but along the way I noticed that a whole bunch of the videos showing them off described them as "playable". Completely fascinated, I fell down a rabbit hole of cake-based YouTube awesomeness, and found that lots of cake makers have decided that just eating a delicious baked treat isn't enough - now they want you to be able to play with your food. Intrigued? Take a look at these super sweet cakes, courtesy of YouTubers electricpigtv, Ivan Alexander, EvanTubeHD, Brad Simmons, vallauryne, Richard Houghton, and Veronica Yang. electricpigtv Ivan Alexander EvanTubeHD B…


Munch Time 2 teaser reveals huge new world, confirms more tongue-based open world action

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Munch Time 2 teaser reveals huge new world, confirms more tongue-based open world action

Gamistry's just popped over the teaser trailer for Munch Time 2, the sequel to its original action adventure starring a chameleon with one incredible tongue. You use this tongue to zip about the various areas, solving puzzles and thwacking baddies, and exploring this 2D open world - as you might do in any other Metroidvania. As with similar titles in the genre, there's an experience system and additional skills to learn in here that will help you explore further. Take a look at the trailer, embedded below.…


Agent, Run! trailer asks you to run, agent

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Agent, Run! trailer asks you to run, agent

Agent, Run! is an endless runner, but instead of focusing on your agent avoiding obstacles - such as shark-infested tanks, barricaded security doors, and walking robots of doom - instead you must disable these hazards with a flick of the screen. You take on the role of Agent Robert Robertson who is attempting to thwart Professor E. Vil, across a couple of different gameplay modes and four different areas (the first of which comes free), all the while completing missions set out by the game and attempting to climb to the top of the online leaderboards. Agent, Run! is out now on iOS and Android, you can get it via the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Bomb On Bus! looks to cater to those gamers who have a need for Speed

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Bomb On Bus! looks to cater to those gamers who have a need for Speed

Over Easy Games' debut effort is Bomb On Bus!, it's out right now on Android, and it's coming soon to iOS. The set up is this: you're on a bus, there's a bomb on-board, and it'll detonate if you drop below a specific speed. Sound familiar? Probably should do to fans of cheesy action movies starring Keanu Reeves. Over Easy Games' pedigree is pretty strong, the developer having worked on the iOS versions of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies as well as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, so this auto-driver should very well be worth a look. Get it on Android now, for free. [Google Play link]…


Gamebanjo is a huge collection of free games from Nordcurrent which is out right flipping now

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Gamebanjo is a huge collection of free games from Nordcurrent which is out right flipping now

Here is just part of the ludicrously long list of things you can do in Nordcurrent's latest release, Gamebanjo; Shoot aliens.Coast on a wave.Smash blocks.Match three.Play Sudoku.Pop bubbles.Use towers to defend bases.Shoot even more aliens.Build a super sweet city.Be a racing car driver. That's a lot of stuff to be getting on with, I reckon. Gamebanjo is a free-to-play compilation of primarily arcade-oriented 2D games, and it looks just spiffing. Originally released on iOS in March, after a million people downloaded it the collection has now made its way to Android too. Though you can do all sorts in the game, the one thing that remains constant, rather neatly, is how progression works:…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 10 - Off Adventuring

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 10 - Off Adventuring

Perhaps it's a foolish desire, but for a few episodes now I've wanted to explore the wilder areas of the land I'm inhabiting. I want to feel the wind through my hair, see the horizon stretch out before me, plot a point and just head for it and see what happens. Armed to the teeth, I set out in this episode to do exactly that. How does it turn out? How do you think? Also: darkness! If you somehow missed a previous episode you can catch up via our Playlist on YouTube.…


Drifting, desserts, and death-dealing - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Drifting, desserts, and death-dealing - AppSpy's Sunday Service

You need a quick catch up on everything cool from the world of mobile and tablet gaming? You just found it with AppSpy's Sunday Service. The Big Stories 1. We went hands-on with the rather smashing Day of the Viking. 2. We got all hot under the bonnet with the trailer for Drift Girls. 3. We cooked up all sorts of delicious Minecraft-themed treats. 4. We discovered that some smart types in Bristol are making some sweet looking robots. 5. We saw 9 awesome things you can do in Strung Along. AppSpy Recommends Undoubtedly the most curious release this week is The Sailor's Dream. If it were a PC game you might call it a walking simulator: you pootle about the world to explore its l…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 18

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 18

Things get terrifying in this episode, as the monsters aren't just found in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. When things aren't about as spooky as things can get, James and myself get on with some serious hunting, hanging out with the AppSpy community and smashing any foolish marks that might try and get in the way. Not quite up-to-date with the series? Catch up via our playlist.…


Mecha Monsters are battling robots that you control with your phone and I want one oh goodness me I want one so bad

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Mecha Monsters are battling robots that you control with your phone and I want one oh goodness me I want one so bad

Bristol-based Reach Robotics are making these ridiculously cool remote controlled robots you command by using your smartphone. Or at least they will be if enough people are interested in their upcoming crowdfunding campaign. You fight Mecha Monsters against one another in real life, and as they battle you gain experience that allows access to special moves and unlockable items. If you're of a tinkering mind, you can also program custom motions by using some included software. Mecha Monsters look super cool. For more details check out the official website.…