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REACH classic is the new match-3 puzzler on the block

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 5 hours, 8 minutes ago
REACH classic is the new match-3 puzzler on the block

Match-3 puzzlers are in no short supply on mobile, but that didn’t stop REACH classic from standing out on the app stores during its soft launch in Canada. B2tGame’s latest tile-matching title was top dog in the puzzle, strategy and paid games categories on its home turf, and the Montreal-based studio has just released it worldwide so you can see exactly what all the fuss is about. REACH classic sees players skillfully matching tiles by colour to prevent them from building up at the top of the screen. If they reach the bottom, it’s all over, but arranging the shapes strategically is key, so it’s best to take your time every so often to make the smart choice. Ther…

Grapple with quirky comedic physics in Rowdy Physics [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Dice and dungeon crawling abound in Fighting Fantasy Legends [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month ago

Challenging puzzler Fracter is now available on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month ago
Challenging puzzler Fracter is now available on iOS and Android

Revealed earlier this year, Fracter is now out on the App Store and Google Play, bringing atmospheric light-based puzzles to mobile gamers. Reminiscent of Limbo, you guide a young hero through a weird and otherworldly shaded realm, filled with abstract architecture and light-emitting structures and shadowy threats. From a central hub, Fracter has you traveling through doors to isometric puzzle environments, where twisitng paths and staircases take you to tricky areas where manipulating light and shadow is your key to solving the game's challenges. With swipes, you can rotate towers of lights and remove coverings to release lights; with an onscreen joystick, you can run or sneak past figur…

Interlogic is a clever matching puzzler coming soon to iOS

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 1 week ago
Interlogic is a clever matching puzzler coming soon to iOS

The matching puzzler is one of the familiar on mobile, and yet every once in a while, a clever hybrid finds a unique approach for the mechanic, such as Swap Sword and Six Match. Interlogic offers its own twist on the formula, combining tile-matching with Sokoban-inspired block pushing. Controlling a tiny truck, you need to make matches in each level not through swiping tiles but by pushing them with your vehicle. This change turns matches into spatial challenge that forces you to consider how to move around a level, how to precisely push tiles, and when to make matches you can make space for your truck. Increasingly tight level design, barriers, and other mechanics add further complexity…

Up Left Out is a minimalist new take on the block-sliding from the creator of Klocki and HOOK

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Up Left Out is a minimalist new take on the block-sliding from the creator of Klocki and HOOK

Klocki, HOOK, and Push all played with their familiar genre elements to deliver uniquely minimalist puzzlers with clever mechanics and the new Up Left Out does the same for block sliding puzzle games. Each of Up Left Out’s 50 stages is a collection of blocks, most marked with lines to connect like circuits rather than matching colors or more traditional objectives. Those blocks are often linked to pegs, forcing you to not just slide blocks around the stage but first figure out to how to free blocks from their pegs. This additional challenge introducing a challenging extra step to Up Left Out’s colorful puzzles. Soon, you’re also dealing with buttons that activate barrie…

We chat to ANGames about their latest sci-fi strategy title Astrokings, now in open beta on Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
We chat to ANGames about their latest sci-fi strategy title Astrokings, now in open beta on Android

Astrokings is a new sci-fi strategy RPG from AN Games that’s now in open beta in the United States, UK, Canada, and Australia, featuring a rich story inspired by a best-selling book series and some truly amazing intergalactic multiplayer battles. In Astrokings, humanity has fled to the far reaches of the galaxy to escape Crux, an alien confederation that wants to see the human race destroyed. In the game, you’ll develop your civilization across a number of planets, building space fleets and enacting political policies while defending yourself from the encroaching alien threat. We sat down with Sunny Choi, Project Director at ANGames, to discuss the development process behind…

Hidden Gem of the Week: Blockwick 2

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Blockwick 2

Blockwick 2 is a clever puzzler that takes the familiar block-sliding gameplay and wrings myriad mechanics and clever challenges from that design. Every stage in Blockick presents the same challenge: manuever like-colored blocks around tight levels so they all connect in a single group. That task might be simple, perhaps even solvable through trial and error, but it's the additional objectives and mechanics that elevate Blockwick 2 to something special. Each stage has special runes hidden on the ground, presenting you with the extra challenge of discovering the specific solution that covers all the markings with the blocks. Those elements alone would make Blockwick 2 a difficult puzzler,…

Fast-paced magical combat abounds in fantasy ARPG Darkness Rises [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Hidden Gem of the Week: Puzzlepops!

Feature By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Hidden Gem of the Week: Puzzlepops!

 At a glance, Puzzlepops might be quick to dismiss. It seems much too sweet and charming to be a tricky and challenging puzzle game. But while it may be all familiar concepts and puzzle design, Puzzlepops delivers a bevy of satisfyingly difficult and clever brain-teasers. Along a structure of nodes and path, you need to maneuver candy pieces into the properly colored and sized spots. That last part - size - is crucial, as like candies can combine into larger chunks. On these increasingly claustrophobic grids, where space is a premium and there are different candy types clogging up paths, figuring how and where candies need to be so they can meld never ceases to a challenging aspect o…

Noodlecake’s Suzy Cube is a bright and bouncy 3D platformer, out now on iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Noodlecake’s Suzy Cube is a bright and bouncy 3D platformer, out now on iOS and Android

Platformers on mobile tend to be sidescrolling or auto-runners; far less dare to tackle 3D platforming on touchscreen. Suzy Cube‘s charming aesthetic, varied design, and polished controls make it one of the best recent entries in that category. As the titular cubic hero, you’ll need to run and leap through dozens of stages, framed by a well-placed camera that follows you through tight tunnels, ruin interiors, and precarious outdoors gauntlets. Special pads flung you across stages in graceful arcs, while roaming enemies and moving platforming await as challenges for your jumping prowess. Changes in environments along with ability-changing power-ups and new obstacles keep Suzy…

Command & Conquer: Rivals is fast-paced multiplayer strategy headed to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months ago
Command & Conquer: Rivals is fast-paced multiplayer strategy headed to iOS and Android

Command & Conquer: Rivals is an upcoming mobile distillation of the classic PC strategy series, combining the series' sci-fi warfare and setting with a fast-paced touch-friendly design for iOS and Android. Inspired by games like Clash Royale, Rivals pits players against eachother on the battlefield, tasking each with placing turrets and defenses and unleashing their ground forces to overcome their opponents and take control of a central nuclear missile hub. While you consruct facilities and support structures with your precious Tiberium resources, controlling your infrantry and armored vehicles and mechs is more involved, letting you direct units with taps as their forward movemt…

First-person dino survival game Ark: Survival Evolved makes its way to iOS and Android

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months ago
First-person dino survival game Ark: Survival Evolved makes its way to iOS and Android

Among the popular survival games, Ark: Survival Evolved was unique with its dinosaur-ridden landscapes (among other creatures), and now the base-builiding, dimosaur-heavy game is released on mobile.  Alone or with friends in a tribe, your journey ttrough Ark's world is one of resorce gathering, crafting stylish gear for your character, and avoiding or fighting the dozens of dinosaur types. From wooden spears to rocket launchers, your arsenal is vast; equally so are the various biomes, the plethora of animals to battle (or tame), and the towering reinforced basses you can build to protect against the dinosaurs lurking outside. Those creatures may often be monstrous opponents, bu…

Only When Howling offers a personal narrative through interactive art piece

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 1 week ago
Only When Howling offers a personal narrative through interactive art piece

Mobile is no stranger to experience art piece games, from Plug & Play to the recent G30. Only While Howling's vibrant art style and causal design promises a personal and human narrative. Only While Howling revolves around three characters, delving into their pysche through colorful interactive vignettes that explore each person's connections, values, struggles and sacrifices. Gameplay-wise, it's very much a causal experience designed to propel the story forward, taps and drags that cause the environments of its various illustrations to react. From psychedelic panels to scenes of domestic life, Only While Howling explores a vast gamut of imagery and themes, all told through animat…

Nitrome's latest release In The Dog House is a tile-sliding canine puzzler

News By Christian Valentin, 2 months, 1 week ago
Nitrome's latest release In The Dog House is a tile-sliding canine puzzler

Nitrome has a long history of colorful pixel art aesthetic and simple-to-play but cleverly-designed puzzle games, and In The Dog House is a fun addition to that roster. This new tile-sliding puzzler injects a touch of spatial manipulation into the familiar formula. When you're away, your canine pets are apparently manuvering through room-flipping puzzles; In The Dog House lets you move rooms around house interiors, reordering them to create paths to the exit. While these challenges start out as simply creating hallways or stairs upward, In The Dog introduces more mechanics, from cats you need to avoid to tiles you can rotate to create new paths.  As you solve the game's 50-plus puzz…