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The best single screen multiplayer games on iOS

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 1 day ago
The best single screen multiplayer games on iOS

On the 25th August 2014 the AppSpy and Pocket Gamer teams were having a well-deserved break or the Bank Holiday Monday. Well, most of them were anyway. I decided to jump onto our Twitch channel and bring you a collection of the very best single screen multiplayer games you can get for your iOS device. Without James, Harry, or even Lovely Danny to help me, I decided to rope in my girlfriend - Alix Briskham of Opposable Games - to help me show them off. Also I played a bit of King of Fighters '98, to celebrate the series' 20th anniversary, just because I felt like it. If for some reason you haven't got 60 minutes to spare today, don't fret: you can use these handy links to skip straight…


BioShock emerges on the New Zealand App Store, out tomorrow worldwide

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
BioShock emerges on the New Zealand App Store, out tomorrow worldwide

The underwater first person shooter / interactive objectivism essay BioShock is out now on the New Zealand App Store, and will come to other territories from midnight. We've been covering the port of the 2007 shooter since the moment it was announced, with exclusive news and video access, plus an in-depth graphics comparison. Now you'll be able to revisit the art deco world of Rapture for yourself on your iPhone or iPad. If you're yet to play BioShock, then you're in for a treat. It creates a world where nothing is off-limits, where only progress and profit matter, and an entire population has fallen for a new form of substance that dramatically alters the human body. With different end…


Hands-on with Shurican, in which Flappy Bird meets ninjas in Hell

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with Shurican, in which Flappy Bird meets ninjas in Hell

We've got a quick look at Shurican for you today. It's an endless action game in which you attempt to fly through a hellish corridor of enemies, obstacles, and traps, hoping to get a better score than your mates. It's not the most original game you'll play today, but it's certainly one of the toughest. It's also free, so it's worth giving it a shot if you're up for something a little off the beaten path. Here's our hands-on.…


Hands-on with The Walking Dead Pinball, where cold steel and colder bodies combine

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Hands-on with The Walking Dead Pinball, where cold steel and colder bodies combine

What would happen if you were to take the video game adaptation of The Walking Dead, and give it to Zen Studios to make a pinball game based on it? Probably exactly what you think would happen: you'd get an awesome game of pinball, and it'd be called The Walking Dead Pinball. I went hands-on with the game recently to bring you early footage of the game in motion, click play on the video below to see it in action.…


MLB Perfect Inning getting multiplayer update and roster revamp

News By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
MLB Perfect Inning getting multiplayer update and roster revamp

Players of Gamevil's MLB Perfect Inning will no doubt already have heard the newly-added commentary from Joe Buck added in the latest update to the iOS and Android baseball simulation. We've just received word that yet another set of sizeable additions to the game are coming, mostly in regards stats, transfers, and multiplayer. The update is scheduled for the 28th of August, and will completely update rosters and stats of teams for the 2014 season. A new Trading Block System will add further depth to the managerial aspects of the game, allowing you to put players up for offer and negotiate trade deals. A newly implemented leaderboard will also bring more competition to MLB Perfect Innin…


Hands-on with Phases: Infinite Zero, probably the hardest platformer you'll play this year

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Phases: Infinite Zero, probably the hardest platformer you'll play this year

Do you hate yourself just a teensy little bit? Well if you'd like to hate yourself a bit more, you can always download Phases: Infinite Zero. It's one of the hardest platforming games I've had the pleasure / misery of playing, and I like myself a little bit less for not being able to get past Phase 1. It's also a beauty to behold, the controls are spot-on, and it run flawlessly. Here are my first impressions with the game.…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 1 - Meeting Bertie

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 1 - Meeting Bertie

We always knew we wanted to do something video-related about Minecraft: Pocket Edition here on AppSpy, but in all honesty, neither James or myself are particularly great at the blocky world builder. And that's what's lead to us starting this Let's Play series. I'm going to try and learn everything I possibly can about surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and you're going to learn with me. I'll be playing the game every week and trying to survive in the harsh but beautiful world that is Minecraft, capturing it all for posterity. If you're a Minecraft: PE veteran, then I want to read your tips. If you're a newbie, you'll be able to play along with me. So without further ado, let's kick…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 2

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 2

In the first episode we ran into serious trouble with pink apes. In this episode it's a gigantic boar that becomes a thorn in our sides. It's always something, isn't it? We're better prepared this time though, and we've brought with us not just hot drinks, but cold ones too. Harry also made us wear clothes (which is only fair, I guess), and this has greatly increased our resilience to the monstrous nasties that inhabit the sprawling world of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. So grab a hot or cold drink of your own, get comfortable, and click play on the video below, to continue learning how to play Capcom's beastie-basher for iOS. Miss the last episode? Check it out here.…


Hands-on with Soul Historica, the Kemco JRPG with a whole lotta soul

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Soul Historica, the Kemco JRPG with a whole lotta soul

Life is full of big decisions. Should you try to save your best friend from certain doom, or help re-unite two lovers in dire peril? Should you trust the establishment and keep quiet, or speak up for those that cannot speak for themselves? Should you buy Soul Historica, the latest JRPG from Kemco? Conundrums all, I'll try to help you answer at least one of them in the video below.…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 1

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 1

You know what's brilliant? Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is brilliant. We've got a review that says as much. But it's also dense. Very very very very dense. Because of this combination of challenge and quality, we called it "a slow, difficult, but rewarding crawl to greatness". So if you're new to the Monster Hunter series it can be a little off-putting to begin with, as you die again and again not quite understanding where you should be going, or what you should be doing, once you get there. Enter AppSpy, and an intrepid team of Monster Hunter players with varying levels of skill. Together we're going to teach you the ropes of Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, as we ourselves learn them, and…


Hands-on with Pac-Man Friends, the game of balance, precision, and wakka wakka wakka

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Pac-Man Friends, the game of balance, precision, and wakka wakka wakka

The little yellow disc is back for another mobile instalment. This time you'll be tilting the Man of Pac about different maze environments, collecting Pac-Dots to open the door at the end, and escape with your pals in tow. Each of your new allies has different properties that makes them unique. One's invisible, for example, and can't be hurt by the ghosts that are looking to ruin your Pac-Day. From what I've played so far, it's not too bad, with one of my larger concerns being the plain art that fails to capture Pac-Man at his best.…


Hands-on with Spooklands, the arena combat game where you throw awesome sneakers at gross spiders

Feature By Peter Willington, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Hands-on with Spooklands, the arena combat game where you throw awesome sneakers at gross spiders

Spooklands asks you to survive wave after wave of enemies as they encroach upon your precarious position, but only gives you one action with which to do that. Thankfully that action is “shoot”. Shooting also moves you across the screen, allowing you to dodge the hundreds of baddies coming your way.…


King of Fighters, Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown, and Blazing Star plummet in price on iOS

News By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
King of Fighters, Metal Slug, Samurai Shodown, and Blazing Star plummet in price on iOS

On the 25th August King of Fighters celebrates its 20th anniversary. This alone is enough to get excited. It's a great excuse to go back and play some of the greatest fighting games ever made, and bask in all of their quarter turn glory. What's better though is that SNK is joining in the festivities by dropping the price of every mobile and tablet game in its arsenal to an extremely tempting 99c / 69p, between August 22nd - 26th. The Japanese developer / publisher usually likes to keep its games premium, so considering they're temporarily available for the price of a bar of chocolate, this sale represents a great opportunity to net yourself a bargain. I've made no secret of my love of…


The best Square Enix JRPGs on the iOS App Store

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
The best Square Enix JRPGs on the iOS App Store

We'll be the first to admit that Square Enix's JRPGs are a little on the pricey side when compared to other iOS games, but we'll also tell you that the entry price is tiny when you consider their quality and value for money. Still, we know that splashing out on a game you might not like is a daunting prospect, so we've gone ahead and made a video showing off the very best of Squeenix's JRPGs that have so far appeared on Apple hardware. If you're not up for the whole hour-long stream, you can click the name of the title you'd like to see more of below, and you'll be whizzed straight to the part of the video that we start playing. 1. Chrono Trigger2. Secret of Mana3. Dragon Quest VIII4. F…


Hands-on with The Firm, the game of profit or death

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 weeks ago
Hands-on with The Firm, the game of profit or death

The Firm is darker than its premise. You're new at a big company that buys and sells shares. You must swipe left or right, depending on whether you think the company should purchase them. Get it wrong, or work too slowly and... Well, click the video to find out.…