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Hands-on with Angry Birds Transformers, the Autobot auto-runner with physics-based mayhem

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Angry Birds Transformers, the Autobot auto-runner with physics-based mayhem

Currently in soft-launch in New Zealand, Angry Birds Transformers is a side-scrolling auto-runner crossed with the physics-y destruction of a traditional Angry Birds game. It's a curious mix, and from the time I've spent with the game so far, a highly enjoyable one. And as you might expect from Rovio, almost the entire production is super slick. From the smooth framerate, to the kick-ass soundtrack, to incidental details (the pause menu is just brilliant): there's a feeling of quality throughout. Here's our early look.…


Hands-on with Air Supply SOS, the wonderfully authentic homage to Speccy days

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Air Supply SOS, the wonderfully authentic homage to Speccy days

Air Supply SOS feels like it's a real labour of love when you go hands-on with it. It's a straightforward arcade action game where you can move your character about the stream left and right, as well as thrusting upwards whilst shooting. To say it's inspired by games like Jetpac is a bit of an understatement. But Air Supply SOS is definitely more “homage” than “clone”. There are pop culture references aplenty here, and there's a British sillyness to everything that ZX Spectrum fans will really appreciate.…


Brand new Angry Birds Transformers trailer reveals gameplay, confirms release date

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Brand new Angry Birds Transformers trailer reveals gameplay, confirms release date

After the ridiculously awesome 80s cartoon trailer released a few weeks back, I didn't think another Angry Birds Transformers video would ever get me quite as hyped again. I thought wrong. Minutes ago Rovio released its gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Transformers, and any potential fears that it might be a boring re-hash of old ideas have transformed and rolled right out the window. The game is scheduled to be released on iOS on October 15th, and on Google Play October 30th. I. Am. Excited.…


Slowmo headshots, suicide bombers, exploding barrels, gun-porn: this Kill Shot trailer has it all

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Slowmo headshots, suicide bombers, exploding barrels, gun-porn: this Kill Shot trailer has it all

The headline says it all really: the new video for Kill Shot has just about everything you need in a trailer for a free-to-play first person shooter that's big and explosive and completely over-the-top in its depiction of armed combat. Most of Kill Shot seems to revolve around being a sniper (although other weapons are available), and carefully lining up your sights to terminate targets with extreme prejudice. There are slowmo replays when you off someone in an especially epic way, and with the Watch and Share feature you can share the gruesome replay with your mates. It's out now, go grab it. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Pumped BMX 2 has me pumped, and will get you pumped once you watch this video of Pumped BMX 2

News By Peter Willington, 1 week ago
Pumped BMX 2 has me pumped, and will get you pumped once you watch this video of Pumped BMX 2

There's a trailer for Pumped BMX 2 out, and it has me frothing at the mouth in anticipation. I adore games like Touchgrind Skate 2, True Skate, and so on, and Pumped BMX 2 looks like a bike-themed take on those games, but in 2.5D. There's a flexible control scheme and a realistic physics engine in place that allows you to do loads of different tricks, 50 levels with 500 challenges, plus achievements and leaderboards. Oh, and you can record replays to show off to mates. The game's out on the App Store tomorrow. Get pumped.…


Hands-on with Anomaly Defenders, the reverse reverse tower defence game

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Hands-on with Anomaly Defenders, the reverse reverse tower defence game

There's a lot of love for the Anomaly series here at AppSpy, with our James being particularly enamoured by Anomaly 2. So I naturally jumped at the chance to go hands-on with the latest entry in the series, Anomaly Defenders, which turns the reverse tower defence concept on its head. What I found during my quick look at Anomaly Defenders was a clearly very deep tower defence game with some very pretty visuals. Take a look.…


Underworld: Drug Lords trailer is all about the narcotics, AKs, and the opening sequence of Eastenders

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Underworld: Drug Lords trailer is all about the narcotics, AKs, and the opening sequence of Eastenders

Drugs are bad, mmmkay? But dealing drugs is worse. If for some reason you do have the urge to peddle highly addictive, life-destroying, terrorism-funding contraband then Underworld: Drug Lords will let you do that in the comfort and safety of your middle-class suburban home. The trailer for the game may be all about glorifying a pretty reprehensible crime to a funky soundtrack, but it also has a bit 24 seconds in that looks a heck of a lot like the opening of Eastenders. Underworld: Drug Lords is free-to-play, and out now on Android. [Google Play link]  …


SyRUSH is the waffle simulator we've all been waiting for

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
SyRUSH is the waffle simulator we've all been waiting for

Have you ever thought “I really love waffles, but I can't justify eating them every day because they'll probably give me a heart attack”? Well lucky for you Two Scoop Games have created a video game alternative that won't send you into cardiac arrest. SyRUSH is a “fast-paced waffle simulator” for your iOS device with “seven delicious toppings to master”. It's out now, and the chiptune-infused trailer is below. The game is free to try, and costs 99c / 69p for the full version. [App Store link]…


KNeoWORLD Arcade will test your MeNTal dexTERiTy, here's the tRAiler

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
KNeoWORLD Arcade will test your MeNTal dexTERiTy, here's the tRAiler

KNeoWORLD Arcade's title may seem to have its capitalisation all over the place, but let's not hold that against it, because it also looks like a solid edutainment title in the form of Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training or Lumosity. The mobile game features 30 minigames created by educators and scientists that are designed to improve your skills in mathematics, spatial awareness, logic, reasoning, and so on. It's suitable for all ages, and also includes those all-important leaderboards and achievements to brag to your mates about how much smarter than them you're becoming. $4.99 / £2.99 is the asking price, and there are no ads or IAPs once you've paid your entry fee. [App Store link]…


Air Supply SOS looks just about as batty as an actual ZX Spectrum game, trailer sports 'rubber pleasures'

News By Peter Willington, 1 week, 1 day ago
Air Supply SOS looks just about as batty as an actual ZX Spectrum game, trailer sports 'rubber pleasures'

Described as an "homage to Jetpac from the old ZX Spectrum days", Air Supply SOS features arcade-oriented action, plenty to see and collect, and the visuals and music are vintage Speccy. Low-res shapes, bizarre mash-ups, basic colours, and pop culture references: this is the real deal, and the music sounds wonderfully authentic, due to being made on an actual ZX Spectrum. The game's out tomorrow (25th September) on iOS. Here's the trailer. I'm hyped.…


Hands-on with Tony Hawk's Shred Session, the free-to-play auto-skater featuring The Birdman

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Tony Hawk's Shred Session, the free-to-play auto-skater featuring The Birdman

Everybody's favourite skateboarding superstar is back in a brand new mobile game. Which is of course, very exciting, until you realise that it's probably not quite the game you've been looking for. You see, Tony Hawk's Shred Session is an endless skater, rather than an open world action game. It's still a decent stab at the genre though, so click play on the video below to see it in all its tubular glory.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 5 - Bone Talk

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 5 - Bone Talk

Though it seems like there isn't a lot going on in this episode, there actually totally is. First, I realise that I'm in dire need of a bone, and begin trying out ways of finding one. Second, I begin clearing the shade away from my little home as a safety precaution against bad dudes. Third, I dig further into the mine and have a minor spelunking accident. Also: major cuteness!…


Hands-on with Fist of Fury, the game full of kapow, thwock, and crunch

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Fist of Fury, the game full of kapow, thwock, and crunch

After having found inner peace, and trained my body to the heights of human perfection, I decided to take on the challenge of Fist of Fury. This endless action game asks you to swipe in the direction you wish to strike to defend yourself from opponents. It's fun, and the pixel art style really makes it pop visually. Here's my quick look at the game.…


Hands-on with The Drive - Devil's Run, the brand new old school racer

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 3 days ago
Hands-on with The Drive - Devil's Run, the brand new old school racer

With genetic links to Test Drive and the original Need for Speed games, The Drive - Devil's Run had me interested the moment I knew it existed. I went hands-on with an early-ish build of the game, and as you can probably tell from the video, I think it's already bang on the money as a loving homage to classic 3D racers from the 3DO and PSX days. Sporting great music, awesome comic book visuals, and a steep difficulty curve, racing fans should keep The Drive - Devil's Run firmly in their headlights.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 9

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 4 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 9

After the mysterious disappearance of Part 8 of our playthrough of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS, the trio of James, Harry, and myself are back and raring to go. Harry's made himself a hat made of wasps, I've got some spiky shoulder pads, and James... James is still rocking the first jumper you get. After we berate him mercilessly, we all set off into the wilds to fight Hermitaurs, Giaprey, and even a Velocidrome. Want to watch the entire series? Check out our playlist on YouTube.…