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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, 1 week 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, 1 week 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…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - December 16th

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - December 16th

Friday is upon us once more, which means it's the weekend tomorrow, which means it's only two days until Monday. Wow, that's really depressing. Anyway, if you want something to keep you going over the next couple of days while you wait for the inevitable and interminable beginning of next week, you might want to check out the games on this here list. Because it's a list of the five best iPhone and iPad games that have hit the App Store over the past seven days. You're definitely going to know one game on there, but you never know, you might find a new gem somewhere down there in all of that content. Super Mario Run You couldn't write this week's list without including Nintendo's first…

Defy danger and roll your way to victory in Orborun, Tiny Lab Productions’ critically-acclaimed mobile runner

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 months, 1 week ago
Defy danger and roll your way to victory in Orborun, Tiny Lab Productions’ critically-acclaimed mobile runner

Fans of 2013’s highly successful precision-based 3D runner Orborun can rest easy knowing that the game has recently made its way home to developer Tiny Lab Productions, which will oversee all updates and advances during the coming months. The shakeup comes as a result of French mobile publisher Bulkypix’s recent liquidation after finding themselves suffer bankruptcy three months ago. The changeover means that Tiny Lab Productions will be better able to handle the critically-acclaimed mobile puzzler, which received a Meta Critic rating of 81, an 8/10 rating on Pocket Gamer, and a 4/5 review by us - which you can check out here. Tiny Labs also have plans to release Orborun 2 in…

Jingle Bells turns steampunk in Note Fighter’s newest update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 months, 1 week ago
Jingle Bells turns steampunk in Note Fighter’s newest update

We all enjoy singing along or thrashing out some air guitar to our favourite tunes from time to time, but for those of you actually trying to learn to play music, we know that it can be a bit of a frustrating experience. Enter Note Fighter - a simple app that turns note reading into a game, giving a helping hand to all of you music aficionado’s out there. And this December, Polish studio MythicOwl has given the app a festive update just in time for Christmas. Getting to grips with Note Fighter is straightforward – there’s a one-octave piano, five staves above, and a metallic composer called Steamy in the corner. Notes roll along the staves towards Steamy, and you have t…

The Thursday Find - Jump or Stay

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The Thursday Find - Jump or Stay

Thursday, Thursday, gotta get down on Thursday. Everybody's looking forward to singing this song correctly on Friday. Anyway, it's time for another Thursday find, and I think we've got a pretty good one for you this week. It's an auto-runner released on the same day as Super Mario Run. So either it's super smart or super not smart. Or maybe a mixture of the two, I don't really know it's hard to tell. All I know is that it's really quite good. So strap yourself in, grab your favourite pair of mobile game playing glasses, and let's dive head first into another one of these. Jump or Stay There's something about Jump or Stay that pushes you on to keep trying with it. It's a mixture of simp…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of May 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of May 2016

The wheels of the world keep turing and so we've reached the May chunk of our look back at the best mobile games of 2016. The hits kept on coming as the year started to get a bit warmer. I mean a lot of bad things happened in the real world in May, but let's not focus on them, okay? Because if we do I'm just going to get really, really sad. Instead let's focus on the excellent games that came out. We had racers, we had platformers, we had games about incredibly violent bears. What an excellent time to be alive. Here they come, right now, after this paragraph. Rush Rally 2 A wonderful, fully featured rally driving game that lets you tear up a bunch of tracks from every corner of the glo…

The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of April 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The AppSpy retrospective - The 3 best games of April 2016

We're up to April in our retrospective series. Doesn't time fly? But only in one direction. Like a bird condemned to forever fly around the world, never stopping, never experiencing a rest, just ever onwards into an endless dawn. Anyway April was a pretty damn good month for mobile gaming, as you'll probably be able to see from the three games that make it on to our best-of list. They're fresh, they're exciting, and there's a good chance you've forgotten all about them in the past eight months. So this list is going to set that straight. Top up your coffee, turn off any other electrical devices that might distract you, and let's get right on with it. Pang Adventures A super hard reboot…

The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - December 14th

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now - December 14th

It's Wednesday, so that means it's time for a round up of the best games that are on sale on iPad and iPhone this week. It's getting close to Christmas, and we know you like to save your pennies so you can get the people you love something nice. Or so you can get drunk enough to forget about the whole thing and then sober up in January when it's over. Either way, there are some real gems on sale this week, and a good chunk of them won't cost you anything. So sit back, relax, put your feet up, poor yourself an eggnog, and let's get this show on the road. Or at the very least onto the grass verge near the road. Implosion: Never Lose Hope One of the finest action games on mobile. This one…

The Tuesday Best of - Star Wars games

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 1 week ago
The Tuesday Best of - Star Wars games

Guess what’s coming out this week? Star Wars: Rogue One. So that means it’s the perfect time to have a look back at the best Star Wars games on mobile. There aren’t that many that are REAL good, so it’s quite a short list. But that’s okay, because as we all know it’s quality not quantity that makes the wheels of the world go round. Or something like that. And these games really are of the tip toppest quality. One of them might even be my favourite game ever. And the other two are probably the best examples of the series they’re part of. So all in all, there might not be that many ace Star Wars games on mobile, but the ace ones are super ace. Just g…