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

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 2 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, 3 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, 2 weeks, 4 days 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.…


Dungeon Hunter 4 gets Descending Depths update, brings 3 new dungeons, new bosses, ridiculous new armour

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Dungeon Hunter 4 gets Descending Depths update, brings 3 new dungeons, new bosses, ridiculous new armour

If you've exhausted all the content in Dungeon Hunter 4 then I've got some good news for you: the Descending Depths update brings with it a load more quests to complete, and enemies to defeat. Howling Canyon, The Dig Site, and Chapel of Whispers are the names of the new dungeons, featuring new bosses Crow and Bone Golem. On top of this, there's a new event type called Burdens to take on. And if that weren't enough, the trailer of the latest update for Gameloft's dungeon crawler also shows off the ludicrously awesome looking Gold Armour. The update is now live on iOS and Android. If you're yet to play Dungeon Hunter 4 you can grab it via the links below. [App Store link][Google Play lin…


The Hunger Games: Panem Rising is the official mobile game of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and this is what it looks like

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
The Hunger Games: Panem Rising is the official mobile game of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and this is what it looks like

Mockingjays unite: there's a new game out for your mobile and / or tablet based on the new The Hunger Games flick. The Hunger Games: Panem Rising is being described as a "role-playing card mobile game" so, without wanting to be too reductive, think Rage of Bahamut, rather than Hearthstone. There appears to be a bit more story than your usual card battler included in here though, as you'll follow Katniss Everdeen as she fights against the Capitol, exploring the various poverty-stricken districts, and recruiting from hundreds of characters from the series. You'll also be able to nab all sorts of items to aid your quest, and upgrade the stats of your carefully organised team. The game is…


9 amazing things you can do in Strung Along

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
9 amazing things you can do in Strung Along

In Strung Along you control a puppet on strings, trying to get them through increasingly challenging levels of obstacles and whatnot. Since it's heavily governed by its (usually robust) physics engine, it's allowed from some pretty awesome things to be done by its players. Many of these things have been captured by eagle-eyed peeps on Everyplay, and I've collected them all together into one convenient little list. So then, in Strung Along you can... Swing! Jump! Do a forward flip! Dance to EDM! Risk a groin injury! Walk on thin air! Not finish your sentences! Breakdance as if possessed by a demon! And make it to the final level! Think you can do better? Grab the…


Hands-on with Day of the Viking, where a princess asks you to squish invaders using giant boulders

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Hands-on with Day of the Viking, where a princess asks you to squish invaders using giant boulders

Day of the Viking's princess is not your typical damsel in distress. She's a mean, cunning, and I think slightly cruel leader of a group of forces that are Hell-bent on driving off a Viking invasion. Protecting her is a group of fearless warriors, utilising bows and arrows, as well as boulders, to turn back their aggressors. It's a silly and fun physics action puzzler, and one I rather enjoyed. Here's how I got on...…


Hands-on with Soccer Runner, the footie-focused endless runner featuring... Mr. Miyagi...?

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Hands-on with Soccer Runner, the footie-focused endless runner featuring... Mr. Miyagi...?

So yes, Soccer Runner has a slightly odd cameo in it. But aside from the inclusion of Kesuke Miyagi, and the football theme to proceedings, Soccer Runner is a fairly by-the-numbers auto-runner. You swipe to avoid obstacles by dodging or jumping or sliding, and there are special boosts to grab along the way that will aid you with your quest for a highscore. That said, there's a cool addition whereby you can kick the ball to break some obstacles, and the QTE sequences at the end of stages are nifty too. Here are my first thoughts on the game, captured in video form.…


Hands-on with Super Secret Service, where you must save the President from rogue paper airplanes attacks

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Super Secret Service, where you must save the President from rogue paper airplanes attacks

What would you do if the President was in (apparently mortal) danger from being struck by a paper airplane? Would you step up and get in the line of fire? What if, instead of a paper airplane, the projectile were a tomato? What then, hero? Test your mettle with Super Secret Service, a brand new endless action game by Austin Ivansmith. Fancy giving my highscore a run for its money? Download the game on the links below. [App Store link] [Google Play link] [Amazon Store link]…


Hands-on with Bitcoin Billionaire, where earning fake Internet money and getting rich quick has never been easier

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Bitcoin Billionaire, where earning fake Internet money and getting rich quick has never been easier

Bitcoin Billionaire is a pastiche of Bitcoins and the clicker genre of games, by being a clicker game that is about Bitcoins. It's got a wry sense of humour, a wonderful aesthetic, and a moreish upgrade path that, once you're on, is difficult to get off of. I got a little time in with the game, click play on the video below to see how I got on. Oh and for those wondering: no, Bitcoin Billionaire doesn't actually generate Bitcoins for you. Pity.…


Hands-on with Contract Killer: Sniper, the brand new sniping game from Glu

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Contract Killer: Sniper, the brand new sniping game from Glu

Glu Mobile has a new sniping game out, and it's got the Contract Killer name attached to it. From my quick hands-on with the game, it appears to be business as usual for the now very well-established shooter franchise from Glu. You enter an area, shoot all the bad guys, perhaps complete a special objective, and when you win you upgrade a selection of powerful weaponry to allow you access to the next stage. I've had a decent time with Contract Killer: Sniper so far, here are my first impressions.…


Will you risk watching this new video for Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

News By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Will you risk watching this new video for Earthcore: Shattered Elements?

There's a new card duellling game in the works, and it's looking very intrguing indeed. Earthcore: Shattered Elements features a gameplay system the developer is calling Risk, which at its most fundamental level means that the bigger and more powerful creatures you wield in battle, the more chance you have of both winning and losing. It's a curious concept, and it's explained in more details in the trailer below. Earthcore: Shattered Elements is from Tequila Games, and is scheduled to be released on iPhone and iPad in Q1 of 2015.…


Hands-on with Seabeard, the mind-bogglingly beautiful adventure on the high seas

Feature By Peter Willington, 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Seabeard, the mind-bogglingly beautiful adventure on the high seas

Seabeard is a new adventure game that's currently in soft-launch in a few territories. Its gameplay is kind of like a blend between The Legend of Zelda, Harvest Moon, and Animal Crossing, and it has a terrific sense of style that also feels like an amalgamation of those three console games. It's from Backflip Studios, it's free-to-play, it's coming soon. Get hyped, because I've a feeling it's going to be big.…


Hands-on with Pongu, the spangly new sci-fi take on Pong

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
Hands-on with Pongu, the spangly new sci-fi take on Pong

Pong is an a staple of video games: one of the first games ever made, and a perennial classic that developers and gamers alike are constantly coming back to. Pongu is one such revisit, this time with a sci-fi look, and a few gameplay tweaks too. My hands-on video walks you through the very basics, but more importantly it shows how lovely looking it is. Seriously, look at it. Particles everywhere! You can get Pongu via the link below. [App Store link]…


7 mouth-watering Minecraft treats that you can make at home, plus videos of how to make them

Toplist By Peter Willington, 3 weeks ago
7 mouth-watering Minecraft treats that you can make at home, plus videos of how to make them

If you're into your baking (or in the very least know someone who is), and you're not a stranger to a little mining and crafting in Mojang's mobile creative classic - Minecraft: Pocket Edition - then you're going to want to take a look at this big collection of culinary delights, which have been captured in video form. There are all sorts of cakes and sweets in the 7 videos listed below, all from really cool YouTuber types, including: MyCupcakeAddiction, yoyomax12, Happy Cake By Renee, iHasCupquake, and Rosanna Pansino. Square checkerboard cake Scrumptious Minecraft cupcakes A ridiculously lavish Minecraft cake The actual cake from Minecraft An explosive looking TnT block cake…