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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…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - January 13th

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - January 13th

The week has drifted by like a vape cloud in a trendy Shoreditch hotspot, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to lay down and let the weekend have its wicked way with you. There’s still time for one more chunk of content. And it’s a good chunk. It’s the five best games that came out on iPhone and iPad this week. What more could you want? I mean loads of stuff, loads and loads of stuff. But this is what you’re getting. There were some really great games this week, and I reckon everyone’s going to find something exciting and entertaining out of this little lot. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth A dark and wonderfully awful action RPG that sees you workin…

Everything about Everwing: Part 5 - Quests and advanced tips

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
Everything about Everwing: Part 5 - Quests and advanced tips

In this final part of our Everwing series we’re going to take a look at some of the advanced tactics you can use to make even more cash as you play. Namely we’re going to look at using quests, new characters, and extra dragons to fill up your coffers when you’re not even playing. We’ll also give you some tricks for getting the most out of the time you’re playing the game, since we’re pretty sure that you’re going to be playing an awful lot after you’ve read all of this. Quests Quests are missions you can send characters on to earn you gold when you’re not even playing. They last for a set amount of time, and when they’re done yo…

The Thursday Find - Star Wars: Force Arena

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
The Thursday Find - Star Wars: Force Arena

This week's Thursday Find is actually a pretty big name. And when I say pretty big I mean absolutely massive. Seriously, it's huge. It's so big I'm not going to type it in this paragraph, I'm going to type it in the next one. Star Wars: Force Arena has just come out. It's a MOBA, it's full of Star Wars characters, and we reckon that it's definitely worth your time. Don't believe me? Well, I don't really care. But I'm still going to write a bunch of words to prove to you that you're very, very wrong. These words, in fact. Star Wars: Force Arena What would happen if Clash Royale walked into a fight between a Jedi and a Sith while a bunch of Stormtroopers and Rebel fighters cheered them o…

Everything about Everwing: Part 4 - Dragons and characters

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
Everything about Everwing: Part 4 - Dragons and characters

In this section of our series on Everwing, we’re going to look at the items you’re going to be spending your money on when you get deeper into the game - new dragons and new characters. It’s with these purchases that the real scope of the game starts opening up. You’ll be earning money when you’re not even playing, evolving your creatures, and setting yourself goals for each play session. In the last part of the series we’ll look at some advanced play tactics, but for now let’s find out the best ways to spend all of your hard earned cash. Dragons Your dragons are the companions you’re going to take into each battle with you. There are a num…

The 5 best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 10th

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
The 5 best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 10th

It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for our look at the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now. It’s been a bit of a slow week for price cuts, but we’ve dug deep and discovered some gems. And let’s be honest here, this is the time of year when we all go a bit crazy for a deal. Mainly because we don’t have any money, we’re pretty depressed, and we’re desperate for anything to distract us from the crushing loneliness. But don’t you worry, AppSpy is here to help. Not with the crushing loneliness unfortunately, but with the not having to spend very much money to look at shiny things. Sorry. Here’s the list. Lifeli…

Everything about Everwing: Part 3 - Power-ups, special enemies, and gems

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
Everything about Everwing: Part 3 - Power-ups, special enemies, and gems

In this part of our Everwing guide, we’re going to take a look at the power-ups, gems, and special enemies that you can use to improve your scores. You’ll need to know what does what and when if you’re going to succeed. But don’t you fret, we’ve put hours into the game to ensure that we’ve got a pretty good idea of what we’re talking about. There’s plenty more Everwing content coming up on the site as well, so if you’re stuck or you need some help, make sure you check back regularly to keep on getting the best scores you possibly can. The power-ups There are three different power-ups in the game, and they each have their own strengt…

Build cities, overthrow rivalries, and channel the Dragon spirit within you in King of Avalon’s latest update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 1 week ago
Build cities, overthrow rivalries, and channel the Dragon spirit within you in King of Avalon’s latest update

Fantasy fans and wannabe warriors rejoice, King of Avalon is back with its latest update, and this time there’s plenty more strings to the successful MMORPG’s bow. Allowing players to combine human combat skills and the divine powers of the dragon together for the first time, the Arthurian legend successfully comes to life on both IOS and Android devices. Since its launch last year it’s clear that the developers have made a point of keeping themselves busy, reaching out to fans and listening to feedback in order to best decide how to innovate and improve on what people already enjoy about the game. We were lucky enough to catch up with the folks at FunPlus (the publishe…

The Tuesday Best of - Arcade games

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 1 week ago
The Tuesday Best of - Arcade games

This Tuesday I thought we’d have a look at the best arcade games on the App Store. Mainly because it seemed like a good idea when I thought of it and I couldn’t be bothered to think of anything else. I’ve gone pretty wide with the term as well, because that’s the sort of thing that I like to do. And you can’t stop me. Well, you could try. But you’d be doomed to fail from the get-go. If you think I’m wrong, or you think I’m super right, then feel free to have a shout about it in the comments. That is, after all, what they’re there for. Skiing Yeti Mountain A skiing game about skiing down a mountain. And there are yetis involved. Real…