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The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of November 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of November 2016

Oh my word we're so near to the end I can almost taste it. One more retrospective after this and we'll have caught up with the entire year of mobile gaming. That's pretty exciting isn't it? But that doesn't mean we should ignore November. November was a pretty special month for iOS games as well. We've got a port, a shooter, and a cutesy platformer making up the games of the month. Join us tomorrow for the final piece of the puzzle, but until then, let's jump a little bit back in time and shout about just how good some of the games that came out in November 2016 on iPad and iPhone were. SteamWorld Heist A smart side-on strategy game that lets you bounce bullets off the walls to kill yo…

The 4 most interesting things that happened in mobile gaming in 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
The 4 most interesting things that happened in mobile gaming in 2016

2016 has been a pretty big year for mobile gaming. A lot of incredibly cool stuff happened, a lot of other not so cool stuff happened as well, but we don’t like to dwell too much on the negative here at App Spy. It’s not our USP. So here’s a look back at a few of the biggest developments that happened over the last twelve months, and what they might mean for the industry moving forwards. As ever, if you’ve got your own thoughts to add to the discussion, feel free to toss them merrily and with a flagrant disregard for punctuation into the comments section right down there at the bottom of the article. Nintendo went mobile It might only have happened properly in t…

5 games you should install on your new iPad or iPhone right now

Feature By Harry Slater, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
5 games you should install on your new iPad or iPhone right now

Happy Christmas from everyone here at App Spy. Which is mainly me. I’m sure James would wish you a happy Christmas as well if he wasn’t too busy lifting really heavy things and having an awesome beard. Anyway, there’s a good chance you’ve ended up with a new iOS device today. I’m saying that because the SEO of the title of this piece is probably why you’ve ended up here. You might not even know who James is. But enough of that. You’re probably looking for some games to play on your shiny new piece of hardware. Well don’t you worry, because we’ve got you covered. Here are the 5 you should install without any further thought. The Room 3…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 23rd December

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 23rd December

It’s the last week of the year. The App Store is going to sleep for a few days to recharge its batteries, so you’re going to have to make do with the games that came out in the past to get you through the festive period. But if the other hundreds of week’s worth of games weren’t good enough for you, then maybe one of the five best games that came out over the last seven days might tickle your fancy. I mean probably not, but it’s worth a shot, right? We’ll be back with even more excellent regular content in 2017, but make sure you keep checking back on AppSpy over the holidays for some excellent end of year words and stuff. The Walking Dead: A New Fronti…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of October 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of October 2016

October was, as usual, a pretty spooky month. Autumn fell with a decidedly loud clomp, and then everyone dressed up as ghosts towards the end in order to express their individuality and / or ghostliness. But among all that excitement, a handful of decent iOS games came out. And when I say decent I mean really pretty excellent. Just you wait until we get to the list and you'll see for yourself. In fact let's just get to the list right now. Because there are three games on it that really showcase the very best that gaming in your pocket had to offer this year. And that's saying something. PinOut! Pinball games shouldn't be this exciting or innovative. I mean it's pinball, how can you inn…

The Thursday Find - Island Delta

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The Thursday Find - Island Delta

It's Thursday, and it's the last time that the App Store is going to get updated in 2016. So that means this is the last Thursday find of the year. We hope you've enjoyed reading them an awful lot more than we've enjoyed writing them. We'll be back when the year rolls over with even more exciting recommendations for you, but that doesn't mean we're not finishing with a flourish. Hell, everything we do here at AppSpy we do with a flourish. And a bit of a wiggle. If you've got your own Thursday finds to throw about then feel free to add them in the comments below. And we'll see you again in the new year for some more Thursdays and a lot more findings. Island Delta A twin-stick shooter that…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of September 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of September 2016

Oh we're getting pretty close to the end now. Summer is about to turn into Autumn, the leaves are beginning to turn brown, and the puddles are getting that little bit deeper. Well, they were in September, and that's what this list is about. After the bumper month in August, September didn't disappoint either. Again, there were some games that could have made it onto this list. Most notably the really rather special Sorcery 4. So it's getting an honourable mention. Right there. Without further ado though, let's get on to the games that actually did make it onto the list. Because quite frankly they're all really, really good. The Banner Saga 2 A brilliant sequel to a brilliant game. Just…

The 5 best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - December 21st

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The 5 best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - December 21st

It’s Wednesday, and even though things are starting to slow down for the end of year festivities, that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down in our mission to make sure you’re getting the best iOS games for the cheapest price possible. So here’s a roundup of the five best games that are on sale right now on the App Store. There are plenty more bangers for cheap right now as well, what with it nearly being Christmas and all that. But these five are the bangerest of the bangers. I don’t even think that makes sense, but I don’t really care. Here’s the list, make sure you have a good hard read. XCOM: Enemy Within Right now a lot of 2K’s games…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of August 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of August 2016

August was a pretty amazing month for iOS games. So amazing in fact that I'm going to stick some honourable mentions in the second paragraph of this here article so no one's getting left out. Tricky Test 2, Legend of the Skyfish, and Six! could all have made it onto this list in different circumstances. Those different circumstances would be someone who wasn't me writing it. So them's the breaks I guess. So yeah, August was good enough that I could have made at least two lists out of it. But since that's far too much like hard work, here are the three games that did make it into our round-up of the finest games of the year. Enjoy. Deus Ex GO The third in the GO series, and by some peop…

The Tuesday Best Of - Football games

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The Tuesday Best Of - Football games

It’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a whole bunch of sporting fun from the comfort of your own home. But there are so many football games on the App Store, it’s hard to know which one’s right for you. But don’t you worry, because we’ve got your back. And in this week’s Tuesday best of we’re going to break down the three football games you need to download on your iPhone or iPad if you like putting your foot through a ball. Soccer Physics A wonderfully ridiculous reimagining of the beautiful game. It’s not the most accurate representation, but it will have you rolling around on the floor having a right good g…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of July 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of July 2016

Well we’re more than halfway through our look back at the year now. We’ve smashed out 18 brilliant games that you might not even remember came out this year. Now let’s get to the other 18. There was a game that came out in July this year that you probably do remember. It was only one of the biggest releases of the entire year. It was about little monsters running around and, well we’ll get to that. Some other pretty excellent mobile games came out in July too. Here’s a list of them that you can read and enjoy and then forget or act upon. The choice really is yours. Pokemon GO Oh yeah, that game. The game that made everyone congregate in strange places to t…

The Monday Musing - The best Christmas gifts for the mobile gamer in your life

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The Monday Musing - The best Christmas gifts for the mobile gamer in your life

It’s Christmas. Well, it’s nearly Christmas. It sort of depends how you look at things. There’s definitely still time to get someone a Christmas present if that’s the sort of thing that you like doing with your time. But what should you get the mobile gamer in your life? What gift could you possibly buy for someone who likes to spend all of their time with their nose buried in the likes of Clash of Clans? Well, I don’t really know. But I’ve gone right ahead and put this list together anyway. There might be something on here that gamer would like. There might not be. Let’s get on with it and find out, yeah? An iTunes gift card You can’t re…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of June 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of June 2016

Oh June. Beautiful summer, when the sun was high in the sky and the birds were singing and I don’t know it probably rained a lot, I don’t really remember the summer that much if I’m honest. It’s possible that you don’t remember as well. But that’s okay, because we’ve got just the list to prick your memory cells. It’s this list, and it’s the latest part of our retrospective looking back at the last twelve months of iOS gaming. There were quite a lot of good games that came out in June. But these are, in my humble opinion, the best of a quite decent bunch. There’s some arcade stuff, a puzzler, and two games that takes place in a dun…

Game of Dice is back with a vengeance (and a winter update)

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 months, 1 week ago
Game of Dice is back with a vengeance (and a winter update)

Winter is officially upon us, and with it comes Joycity’s brand new winter update for its smash hit game – Game of Dice. For those of you who’re new to the game, Game of Dice is the thrilling and super competitive virtual board game that sees you play solo or against your mates, to be named the most powerful property tycoon in the game. While the game is already a huge success, the newest winter update looks set to be the best version yet, and is crammed full of cool (see what we did there) new features. Explore the brand new 1:1 Crystal Village map, and take on your competitors in an intense battle to activate the glacial crystal - letting you ramp up your tolls and ban…

Everything you need to know about Super Mario Run on iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
Everything you need to know about Super Mario Run on iPhone and iPad

Well Super Mario Run is out. Doesn't time fly when you're waiting for something to happen. No. No it does not. But that's not the point. The point is that Super Mario Run is out. Which means you're probably wondering whether you should get it, what you have to do when you get it, and whether or not all your friends are going to get it as well. You've probably got more questions too. Well answering questions is what we do best. So here in easily digestible list form is all the information you need to know to get Super Mario Run, and get superbly Mario running. If you've got your own hints and tips then throw them in the comments below. Should I get it? That's the big question. So to help…