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

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 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, 2 months, 2 weeks 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, 2 months, 2 weeks 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…

Everything about Everwing: Part 2 - Enemies and bosses

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Everything about Everwing: Part 2 - Enemies and bosses

In this article we’re going to look at the bad guys you’re going to be facing in a regular round of Everwing. We’re also going to break down the best way to, well, break them down. Getting to grips with what you’re facing and how you can kill it is key to getting the best scores and unlocking the most interesting dragons, so this is pretty much indispensable information if that’s your goal. If you’ve got your own ideas of how to kill the monsters, goblins, and weird fairies, then feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom. Standard waves Most of the waves you’re going to be taking on will be composed of standard goblins (and we&r…

The Monday Musing - Here's to 10 years of the iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Monday Musing - Here's to 10 years of the iPhone

Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs first revealed the iPhone. It’s strange to think that it’s been a whole decade since Apple basically revolutionised mobile communication. And accidentally revolutionised mobile gaming. It’s strange to think that for the first few years of its life, gaming was an also-ran in the minds of the people at Apple. It was a nice side-line, but few could have predicted that it’d become a multi-billion dollar industry. So today’s Monday Musing is a bit of a love letter to that slab of glass and plastic that’s been hanging around in your bag or your pocket for the past decade. And a toast as well, to another ten years of excellence.…

Everything about Everwing: Part 1 - The basics

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Everything about Everwing: Part 1 - The basics

We’re going to try something a little bit different on AppSpy this week. Don’t fret too much though, because all the excellent regular content you’ve come to love and expect will still be hitting your eyes through your internet pipe. But we’re also going to be going deep on Everwing, because it’s an amazing game and I’ve spent hours playing it, and I really want you to do the same. So expect a series of guides to walk you through all of the ideas that the game throws at you. In this first one we’re going to look at the basics of the game, and give you a few tips to get you started. Come back later in the week where we’ll look over more advanc…

Last week on Pocket Gamer

Feature By Jon Mundy, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Last week on Pocket Gamer

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Drink less? Exercise more? Collect every last coloured coin on Super Mario Run? Noble goals one and all. Our resolution is to talk to our family more. By that we mean the wider Steel Media family, which includes the likes of 148Apps and PocketGamer. To kick this group hug of an initiative off, then, we’re going to be taking a weekly look at what’s going on over at our sister website, PocketGamer. Switching things up We’re all about apps on AppSpy - the clue is in the title - but over on PG the remit extends to any kind of portable gaming. Again, the title. Do try and keep up That explains why the website has been getting…

Why Facebook Messenger Games was the biggest thing to happen in mobile gaming in 2016

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Why Facebook Messenger Games was the biggest thing to happen in mobile gaming in 2016

There’s an argument that the cultural value of a game can be defined not by the units it sells or the money it makes, but on the impact it has on the way we do things. In this case, on the way we play. And that’s certainly what’s happened with the first raft of Facebook Messenger games. It’s not that they’ve given us any revolutionary gaming experiences, it’s that they’ve shifted the concept of play into a completely different sphere. Essentially they’ve grasped two of the most important mobile gaming trends of the past couple of years - asynchronicity and social - and then wrapped them up inside the entrails of an app most of us use on a dai…

The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 6th January

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week - 6th January

Well Friday has rolled around again, like some sort of inevitable ball of week-ending glee. And here in AppSpy land that can only mean one thing - it’s time to tell you, our avid and loyal readership - what the best games of the week are. There’ve been some gems this week, too. And some not so gems. That doesn’t make sense, but you get the point that I’m trying to make. But hey, it’s the first week of January, so let’s give the App Store a break, yeah? And let’s write a list of five games that have come out in the last seven days that you might want to smush your face into. Castle Creeps Sure, it’s just a tower defence game, but it’…

5 retro platformers we'd love to see joining Mega Man on iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
5 retro platformers we'd love to see joining Mega Man on iPad and iPhone

The Mega Man games have come to mobile! And by the looks of it they’re pretty terrible. But that didn’t stop the content gears in my brain from whirring into action. What, I thought to myself, other old games would I like to see on mobile. And so this list in all of its nefarious glory was born. It is a controversial list, I will not deny it, but then that’s sort of the point of these things really. Anyway, here are some classic older franchises that need to make their way onto mobile sooner rather than later. And if they could make a better job of it than Mega Man, that’d be splendid. Castlevania Who wouldn’t want to play Castlevania on the go? I mean, su…

The Thursday Find - Breakout Ninja

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The Thursday Find - Breakout Ninja

It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for the Thursday find, our weekly look at a hidden gem that’s crept out on the App Store over the past week. And this week we’ve got a bit of a doozy for you. It’s a sharp angled one-tap arcade game that does things a little differently. You might have noticed that games that do things a little differently are our favourite sort of games here at AppSpy. And that shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, since we’re a little different too. So here’s this week’s Thursday find. If you’ve got an interesting game you’d like to point us towards, feel free to do it in the comments below. Plea…

The 5 best Gameloft iPhone and iPad games, ranked in order

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The 5 best Gameloft iPhone and iPad games, ranked in order

There’s a new Modern warfare game coming out this year. Which got me thinking, what are the five best Gameloft games that you can play on mobile right now? Seriously, these are the sort of things that keep me up at night. Looking back through the dev’s catalogue, there’s a lot of gems there, so it was pretty difficult to whittle them all down to a list of just five. But I managed to do it, because that’s pretty much my job. And then I put them in a slightly controversial order. Go me. If you disagree or if, heaven forfend, you agree, then let’s get a bit of a chat going on in the comments. That’s what they’re there for, after all. And who knows, yo…

The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 4th

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now - January 4th

Welcome back Wednesday wanderers, to the AppSpy article that makes sure that you’re getting the most out of the pennies you scrimp and save to spend on portable digital entertainment. And the sales section of the App Store is really kicking 2017 off with a bang. Can you kick things off with a bang? I don’t know, and quite frankly I don’t care, because I’m not going back and deleting that. So without further ado, or maybe with just a little extra ado, here are the five best games that are going dirt cheap on the App Store right this second. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier The first episode of Telltale’s new zombie horror adventure only came out a couple of…

AppSpy's most anticipated iPad and iPhone games of 2017

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
AppSpy's most anticipated iPad and iPhone games of 2017

I can feel it in my bones. Deep in the marrow. 2017 could well be the best year for mobile gaming that we’ve ever seen. Or it might be early onset arthritis. Either way, something is a-brewing. With that in mind I thought I should give you a heads-up on some of the games you should be looking out for this year. They all look genuinely interesting, but obviously you want to take these suggestions with a pinch of salt. They might be rubbish when they come out, and they might not come out at all. Such is the fickle nature of the App Store beast. With that in mind, here are some of the titles you should be adding to your watchlist in 2017. Framed 2 The original Framed was just that…

The Tuesday Best of - Fighting games

Feature By Harry Slater, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The Tuesday Best of - Fighting games

Hello loyal AppSpy readers, and welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely festive period, ate and drank to your heart’s content, and didn’t end up brawling over the turkey with a relative you only see once a year. Actually I kinda hope you did do that last bit. Mainly because if you did, that intro leads into the next part of this feature with a lot more style. Because to kick the year off, we’re literally kicking off, by looking at the best fighting games on mobile. Some of them are traditional, some of them aren’t traditional, but all of them involve kicking and punching people in the face until they fall over. Agree with us? Disagree with us? Well make sure you m…