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Battle monsters in JRPG Cryptract from Lionsfilm Limited

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Battle monsters in JRPG Cryptract from Lionsfilm Limited

Fans of Japanese roleplaying games on the hunt for a new title will find plenty to enjoy in Cryptract. This fantasy JRPG from Lionsfilm Limited serves up a mix of hero collecting, turn-based battles and detailed anime-style artwork. Since its release in 2015, the mobile version has been downloaded by millions in Japan, where it has a strong fanbase. So what’s it all about? Cryptract is set in the land of Centrair, where the Guilsanian Empire reigns supreme. However, Mystical Beasts are posing a growing threat to the safety of the realm. Cue your party of heroes stepping in and saving the day. Throughout main quests and side quests, you’ll take on waves of monsters, encounter c…

Hidden Survivor is a hide-and-seek PvP game with story-based survival elements

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hidden Survivor is a hide-and-seek PvP game with story-based survival elements

Hidden Survivor is an interesting blend of survival gameplay and fast-paced hide-and-seek arena battles. It pulls from a number of genres and other games to create something quite unique, and it's available right now for Android and iOS. Your time will be split between the hide-and-seek matches and life back at the 'Sanctuary'. Here you'll work to keep your survivors healthy and happy, making sure they're well fed while gradually getting to know them better.One of the ways you can keep them strong is by upgrading your facilities, like the living quarters, lounge, garden, and bath house. Requisite items can be gathered during the arena battles. If a survivor's hunger, thirst, or spirit hi…

5 reasons to check out Brawl Quest, new on Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
5 reasons to check out Brawl Quest, new on Android

Brawl Quest, the new game from Philippino studio ThinkBIT, offers a colourful take on arcade beat-‘em-ups. Now it’s out on Android and iOS, here are five excellent reasons to join in with its cartoon fisticuffs. Cool visual style Instead of going down the predictable pixel-art route, the developers have chosen a more slick, original visual style. The fighters are chunky, chibi-like and traditionally animated, with loads of entertaining attack moves and expressions to enjoy. It’s a lighthearted, modern take on the 2D brawler. Fun, diverse locations Brawl Quest takes you across all sorts of suitably seedy settings and run-down corners. Punch your way across thug-filled…

Run the Beat is a musical platformer that'll test your rhythm and reflexes that's available for iOS and Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Run the Beat is a musical platformer that'll test your rhythm and reflexes that's available for iOS and Android

Run the Beat is a rhythm-based action platformer that aims to test your timing and reflexes in a music-focused fashion. It's available now for both iOS and Android. The developer Mousetrap Games has already seen some success for Run the Beat, having won the Big Indie Pitch at White Berlin Nights this year. It was praised for both its hand-drawn art style and rhythm-based mechanics. The gameplay itself will see the main character Noty jumping, rolling and swiping his way through very obstacles in time to music on his journey to reclaim his stolen headphones that a wizard took. Various indicators of different colours appear on the screen and you'll have to tap the corresponding action at t…

Fans of Sierra 7 can now play it on their mobiles

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Fans of Sierra 7 can now play it on their mobiles

Sierra 7 is a tactical on-rails shooter that has its roots in Flash games of years gone by. The original was released in 2011 where it has since been played over 40 million times. Now it's been overhauled for both iOS and Android where it is available to play for free. It's not just its previous life as a browser-game where Sierra 7 has received a few plaudits either. In May of this year, it was the winner of the Big Indie Pitch at Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle. Its distinctive, minimalist art direction and intense gunplay have earned it a lot of praise. You play as a military operator and will handle the aiming, shooting and tactically ducking into cover, whilst moving between areas is…

Build your own fairy-tale tower in new card game Theme Solitaire

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 4 months, 1 week ago
Build your own fairy-tale tower in new card game Theme Solitaire

Modern mobile gaming isn’t all about huge multiplayer competitions and dazzling pyrotechnics. There’s plenty of room for family-friendly, casual solo gaming – which is where games like Theme Solitaire shine.This new release from indie developer Buff Studio Co. is a fun twist on tri-peaks solitaire. As you play cards, you’ll gather resources – from furnishings to folkloric characters – everything you need to build, customise and populate your fantasy tower. Beyond the countless collectibles, there are mini games, bonus rounds and more to keep things lively. Throughout Theme Solitaire, you’ll encounter familiar figures from children’s stories,…

Collect new heroes in the Hello Hero All Stars October update

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 4 months, 1 week ago
Collect new heroes in the Hello Hero All Stars October update

Hello Hero All Stars is the latest in the successful Hello Hero series of games from Fincon. Released in June 2019, this hero-collecting RPG is an idle game designed to let you sit back and enjoy the show, or let your characters progress whilst you’re busy elsewhere. This October, Hello Hero All Stars’ developers have released a fresh update with plenty of extra content. First on the cards is a new planet to explore: Cucubita. The world unlocks once you’ve crossed the 50,000-kilometre milestone on Armon, and is home to plenty of baddies for your squad to take on — including some brand new bosses. Also trapped on Cucubita are a host of new heroes to rescue (collect)…

Upcoming idle RPG ‘Tales of Radiance’ offers fast-paced combat and inventive mechanics

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 6 months ago
Upcoming idle RPG ‘Tales of Radiance’ offers fast-paced combat and inventive mechanics

Reality Squared Games’ Tales of Radiance is a promising idle RPG which offers some new, player-friendly design, a fast-paced combat system, a lengthy and exciting single-player campaign, and a ton of other modes to sink your teeth into. The oncoming forces of evil must be pushed back at any cost, and so it’s decided that the only way forward is to summon the gods, including Thor, Odin, and Zeus. The game’s extensive single-player campaign takes you on an exciting ride across various worlds to hunt down the five lost relics of the old gods. All of your collected heroes can be easily and deeply customised to suit your preferences. You have the option to level them up an…

What a Wonderful World is a fresh puzzler on the block, aptly summarized as Match 3 meets Anthony Bourdain meets National Geographic

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 6 months ago
What a Wonderful World is a fresh puzzler on the block, aptly summarized as Match 3 meets Anthony Bourdain meets National Geographic

Modern day Match-3 puzzlers are a dime a dozen, but that’s where developer BebopBee has crafted a gem to shake up the genre with What a Wonderful World. It’s a refreshingly innovative take that aims to bring a new breed of personalised gameplay into the popular format, transforming players’ in-game actions and curiosity into real-world knowledge. There is so much to see, learn and experience! What a Wonderful World provides all the means to let players discover a range of global cultures and experience the joys of traveling. You’ll work your way around the globe completing a range of colourful match-3 puzzles, unveiling the rich history of famous places and restori…

Nostalgia-driven arcade space shooting gets underway as P.3 hits the App Store

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Nostalgia-driven arcade space shooting gets underway as P.3 hits the App Store

If you’ve been struggling to get your retro gaming fix recently, then rest easy. Developer Devjgame’s P.3 is a new vertical arcade shooter that aims to fill that void, delivering smooth shooting in a package that is unabashedly a throwback to the CRT screens of the retro era. It’s available from the App store now, featuring five boss-filled levels, and only requires two buttons to play.   The first thing you’ll notice when jumping into P.3 is just how unique-looking it is. Ships and environments are all rendered in classic black and white, lovingly brought to life using a classic 8-bit art style which sees the game work as a love letter to classic arcade game…

Hello Hero All Stars launches on iOS and Android

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 8 months, 1 week ago
Hello Hero All Stars launches on iOS and Android

Known for their previous games Hello Hero and Hello Hero Epic Battle, Fincon’s latest title allows you to grow and manage your eccentric little mobile heroes even when the game is switched off. As a fantasy idle RPG then, Hello Hero All Stars doesn’t need continuous input from the player, instead, it allows you to progress when you’re focusing on other important stuff, like watching the latest drama on Netflix or doing the washing up. Ok, scratch that last one. The basic premise of the game is to defeat enemies, rescue heroes and to advance further along the road. Over time you’ll collect shiny new items and gear to enhance your heroes so they can combat tougher f…

Webzen released the much awaited MU Origin 2

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 9 months ago
Webzen released the much awaited MU Origin 2

Looking for your next 3D MMMORPG fix on mobile? MU Origin 2 launches today on iOS and Android, arriving just in time to fill that gap. As the second spin-off to Webzen’s highly popular MU series, the game successfully builds upon the various foundations set by the original while thrusting players into a new rendition of MU Kingdom – full of dungeons to plunder and enemies to battle. Any MMO is only as good as the way it lets you connect with others. Webzen recognized this, and so doubled down on numerous aspects that made the original MU Origin so successful while improving upon them. Intense real-time PvP battles make their return, for example, but this is also possible acros…

Stunning MMORPG ‘MU Origin 2 is just one week from global launch

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 9 months ago
Stunning MMORPG ‘MU Origin 2 is just one week from global launch

Webzen’s epic fantasy MMORPG ‘MU Origin 2 has just been announced to launch globally for iOS and Android on May 28th. For those not in the know, MU Origin 2 will be the second spinoff to the legendary MU Origin series which is set to refine the original formula, bring back fan-favourite mechanics and ideas, and deliver a gorgous and mystrious world. The game will feature three starter character classes; the Elf, which excels at ranged combat, the Dark Knight, who's all about up-close encounters, and the Dark Wizard - a powerful magic user. The real-time combat promises to be tactical, fast, and full of potential for unique playstyles. PvE will almost certainly be as great as…

Latest update for the charming QubeTown is wedding-themed and packed with new content

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Latest update for the charming QubeTown is wedding-themed and packed with new content

QubeTown, is a feature-packed town building game that offers tons of farming fun, a vibrant fantasy world to get lost in, and a wonderfully wholesome community to interact with and become part of. It’s also a game that’s seen many impressive updates since its launch earlier this year, and this latest wedding-themed event is perhaps its best yet. The primary goal of the wedding festival is to help out Bryde, an interesting new character who’s having a hard time organising her perfect wedding. In order to help her out, you’ll be tasked with gathering a floral crown, a flower macaroon, and a wedding cake – all the essentials, basically. Gathering the required i…

Lootbox RPG offers tons of great turn-based dungeon crawler adventuring

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Lootbox RPG offers tons of great turn-based dungeon crawler adventuring

Fans of old-school dungeon crawlers will find much to love in the recently released Lootbox RPG, the latest from the team behind classic RPG Silversword. This one serves up a generous portion of 2D loot-hunting and adventuring through hell itself, with a deep spell casting system and exciting turn-based combat to boot. You play as the son of ‘His Great Unholiness’, the Devil, after being summoned home to hell in order to defend the realm from powerful invaders. Through exploring randomly-generated dungeons, helping NPCs, earning loot, and taking on the foulest of creatures, you’ll eventually grow more powerful and capable of besting the late-game bosses. Each of the gam…