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Hands-on with Checkpoint Champion, a game of drifting, boosting, and beating your peers

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Checkpoint Champion, a game of drifting, boosting, and beating your peers

While I'm not very good at Checkpoint Champion - on account of it being very hard indeed - I am better than at least one of my colleagues, and that is more than enough for me. Checkpoint Champion is a twitchy drift-em-up where you race from one checkpoint to the next, trying to shave fractions of seconds off of your previous time to really stick it in the craw of your friends and loved ones. It's pretty good too, as you can see in my hands-on video below.…


Hands-on with Candy Crush Soda Saga, a very fizzy match-3 puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Candy Crush Soda Saga, a very fizzy match-3 puzzler

What do you think you'd get from a huge developer making a pseudo-sequel to one of the most popular and financially successful video games of all time? More levels? Sure. More game mechanics? Definitely. Improved presentation? One would hope so. That's all present and correct in Candy Crush Soda Saga, King's follow up to Candy Crush Saga, but is there much else to get excited about if you've already had your fill of candies? Watch my hands-on to find out.…


Hands-on with Million’s Lovers - Tricks, Likes, Treats, where an adorable dog does tricks on command

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Million’s Lovers - Tricks, Likes, Treats, where an adorable dog does tricks on command

Million's Lovers - Tricks, Likes, Treats is an auto-runner, there's no getting away from that. If you're sick of endless runners, then this probably won't bring you back to the fold. But it adds two very important things into the mix for those that aren't yet done with the genre. The first is a QTE style input system for performing tricks as a dog, which keeps you on your paws. It's a flexible system, and the controls work well for it, but there's still a lot of tension in getting it right, since if you screw up too often you fail the level. The second is an incredible art style, one highly evocative of games like Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. It looks amazing in motion, and ser…


Hands-on with Golfinity, the game of infinite golf, obvs

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Hands-on with Golfinity, the game of infinite golf, obvs

How much golfing on your mobile do you think you could potentially handle? Some? A lot? Loads? How about an infinite amount of golf. Yeah, what about that? Huh? If that sounds like your cup of tee, Golfinity is absolutely for you. It's a fantastically minimal golf-em-up, with ace controls, solid leaderboard support, and obviously plenty of content. Check out my hands-on with the game below.…


These are the 7 very best 'playable' Angry Birds cakes on the Internet

Toplist By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
These are the 7 very best 'playable' Angry Birds cakes on the Internet

I was looking for Angry Birds cakes to put together a little video article like last week's Minecraft cakestravaganza, but along the way I noticed that a whole bunch of the videos showing them off described them as "playable". Completely fascinated, I fell down a rabbit hole of cake-based YouTube awesomeness, and found that lots of cake makers have decided that just eating a delicious baked treat isn't enough - now they want you to be able to play with your food. Intrigued? Take a look at these super sweet cakes, courtesy of YouTubers electricpigtv, Ivan Alexander, EvanTubeHD, Brad Simmons, vallauryne, Richard Houghton, and Veronica Yang. electricpigtv Ivan Alexander EvanTubeHD B…


Munch Time 2 teaser reveals huge new world, confirms more tongue-based open world action

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
Munch Time 2 teaser reveals huge new world, confirms more tongue-based open world action

Gamistry's just popped over the teaser trailer for Munch Time 2, the sequel to its original action adventure starring a chameleon with one incredible tongue. You use this tongue to zip about the various areas, solving puzzles and thwacking baddies, and exploring this 2D open world - as you might do in any other Metroidvania. As with similar titles in the genre, there's an experience system and additional skills to learn in here that will help you explore further. Take a look at the trailer, embedded below.…


Agent, Run! trailer asks you to run, agent

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Agent, Run! trailer asks you to run, agent

Agent, Run! is an endless runner, but instead of focusing on your agent avoiding obstacles - such as shark-infested tanks, barricaded security doors, and walking robots of doom - instead you must disable these hazards with a flick of the screen. You take on the role of Agent Robert Robertson who is attempting to thwart Professor E. Vil, across a couple of different gameplay modes and four different areas (the first of which comes free), all the while completing missions set out by the game and attempting to climb to the top of the online leaderboards. Agent, Run! is out now on iOS and Android, you can get it via the links below. [App Store link][Google Play link]…


Bomb On Bus! looks to cater to those gamers who have a need for Speed

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Bomb On Bus! looks to cater to those gamers who have a need for Speed

Over Easy Games' debut effort is Bomb On Bus!, it's out right now on Android, and it's coming soon to iOS. The set up is this: you're on a bus, there's a bomb on-board, and it'll detonate if you drop below a specific speed. Sound familiar? Probably should do to fans of cheesy action movies starring Keanu Reeves. Over Easy Games' pedigree is pretty strong, the developer having worked on the iOS versions of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies as well as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, so this auto-driver should very well be worth a look. Get it on Android now, for free. [Google Play link]…


Gamebanjo is a huge collection of free games from Nordcurrent which is out right flipping now

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Gamebanjo is a huge collection of free games from Nordcurrent which is out right flipping now

Here is just part of the ludicrously long list of things you can do in Nordcurrent's latest release, Gamebanjo; Shoot aliens.Coast on a wave.Smash blocks.Match three.Play Sudoku.Pop bubbles.Use towers to defend bases.Shoot even more aliens.Build a super sweet city.Be a racing car driver. That's a lot of stuff to be getting on with, I reckon. Gamebanjo is a free-to-play compilation of primarily arcade-oriented 2D games, and it looks just spiffing. Originally released on iOS in March, after a million people downloaded it the collection has now made its way to Android too. Though you can do all sorts in the game, the one thing that remains constant, rather neatly, is how progression works:…


Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 10 - Off Adventuring

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Surviving in Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Episode 10 - Off Adventuring

Perhaps it's a foolish desire, but for a few episodes now I've wanted to explore the wilder areas of the land I'm inhabiting. I want to feel the wind through my hair, see the horizon stretch out before me, plot a point and just head for it and see what happens. Armed to the teeth, I set out in this episode to do exactly that. How does it turn out? How do you think? Also: darkness! If you somehow missed a previous episode you can catch up via our Playlist on YouTube.…


Drifting, desserts, and death-dealing - AppSpy's Sunday Service

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Drifting, desserts, and death-dealing - AppSpy's Sunday Service

You need a quick catch up on everything cool from the world of mobile and tablet gaming? You just found it with AppSpy's Sunday Service. The Big Stories 1. We went hands-on with the rather smashing Day of the Viking. 2. We got all hot under the bonnet with the trailer for Drift Girls. 3. We cooked up all sorts of delicious Minecraft-themed treats. 4. We discovered that some smart types in Bristol are making some sweet looking robots. 5. We saw 9 awesome things you can do in Strung Along. AppSpy Recommends Undoubtedly the most curious release this week is The Sailor's Dream. If it were a PC game you might call it a walking simulator: you pootle about the world to explore its l…


Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 18

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Learn how to play Monster Hunter Freedom Unite with AppSpy - Part 18

Things get terrifying in this episode, as the monsters aren't just found in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS. When things aren't about as spooky as things can get, James and myself get on with some serious hunting, hanging out with the AppSpy community and smashing any foolish marks that might try and get in the way. Not quite up-to-date with the series? Catch up via our playlist.…


Mecha Monsters are battling robots that you control with your phone and I want one oh goodness me I want one so bad

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Mecha Monsters are battling robots that you control with your phone and I want one oh goodness me I want one so bad

Bristol-based Reach Robotics are making these ridiculously cool remote controlled robots you command by using your smartphone. Or at least they will be if enough people are interested in their upcoming crowdfunding campaign. You fight Mecha Monsters against one another in real life, and as they battle you gain experience that allows access to special moves and unlockable items. If you're of a tinkering mind, you can also program custom motions by using some included software. Mecha Monsters look super cool. For more details check out the official website.…


Dungeon Hunter 4 gets Descending Depths update, brings 3 new dungeons, new bosses, ridiculous new armour

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Dungeon Hunter 4 gets Descending Depths update, brings 3 new dungeons, new bosses, ridiculous new armour

If you've exhausted all the content in Dungeon Hunter 4 then I've got some good news for you: the Descending Depths update brings with it a load more quests to complete, and enemies to defeat. Howling Canyon, The Dig Site, and Chapel of Whispers are the names of the new dungeons, featuring new bosses Crow and Bone Golem. On top of this, there's a new event type called Burdens to take on. And if that weren't enough, the trailer of the latest update for Gameloft's dungeon crawler also shows off the ludicrously awesome looking Gold Armour. The update is now live on iOS and Android. If you're yet to play Dungeon Hunter 4 you can grab it via the links below. [App Store link][Google Play lin…


The Hunger Games: Panem Rising is the official mobile game of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and this is what it looks like

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
The Hunger Games: Panem Rising is the official mobile game of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and this is what it looks like

Mockingjays unite: there's a new game out for your mobile and / or tablet based on the new The Hunger Games flick. The Hunger Games: Panem Rising is being described as a "role-playing card mobile game" so, without wanting to be too reductive, think Rage of Bahamut, rather than Hearthstone. There appears to be a bit more story than your usual card battler included in here though, as you'll follow Katniss Everdeen as she fights against the Capitol, exploring the various poverty-stricken districts, and recruiting from hundreds of characters from the series. You'll also be able to nab all sorts of items to aid your quest, and upgrade the stats of your carefully organised team. The game is…