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Cosy Majora’s-Mask-like puzzler 'Minit' comes to iOS on June 27th

News By AppSpy Staff, 1 day, 22 hours ago
Cosy Majora’s-Mask-like puzzler 'Minit' comes to iOS on June 27th

Developer JW, Kitty, Jukio, and Dom’s nostalgic hug of Zelda-lite puzzling, Minit, finally has an iOS release date of June 27th. This one first saw the light of day on PS4, Xbox, and PC back in April 2018, so it’s been about a year-long wait for the inevitable mobile port. The idea here is that you have a mere 60 seconds to explore your pixelated surroundings and work out how to break the curse laid on you by a magic sword. After your minute is up, you die – booting you back to the start of your quest. Sadly, for me at least, it’s the type of indie that’s mostly content to cater to those nostalgic for the games of yore – who could have guessed that in thi…

Acclaimed roguelike Dead Cells is headed to iOS on July 17th

News By AppSpy Staff, 2 days ago
Acclaimed roguelike Dead Cells is headed to iOS on July 17th

Motion Twin’s acclaimed Metroidvania, Dead Cells, finally has an iOS release date of July 17th. Android players needn’t worry too much, as a port will be heading to Google Play in the near future. It’s a challenging roguelike that sees you traversing a sprawling castle, from the deepest dungeons to the ramparts on high. Our sister site, Pocket Gamer, gave the Switch version a whopping 9/10 on release– calling it “a new action platformer classic”. Combat is fast, gloriously bloody, and endlessly varied; it’s honestly one of the best feeling games around. That being said, I’m a tad sceptical about how well it’ll play using touchscreen c…

Brawlhalla introduces Adventure Time’s Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum

News By AppSpy Staff, 4 days, 19 hours ago
Brawlhalla introduces Adventure Time’s Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum

During Ubsoft’s E3 conference, we found out that Adventure Time’s Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum will be the latest playable fighters in Blue Mammoth Games’ Brawlhalla. This comes about thanks to a big crossover event with the hugely popular Cartoon Network series. The brief trailer gives us a quick glimpse of each fighter’s moves and combat styles. They join an already impressive roster of recognisable characters from several earlier crossovers, including Hellboy and Rayman. As part of the update, we’ll also be getting a new team-based mode called Buddy and a new arena called Tree Fort. The free-to-play brawler obviously draws a whole…

Devolver’s CARRION is a nightmare of tendrils and gore

News By AppSpy Staff, 4 days, 23 hours ago
Devolver’s CARRION is a nightmare of tendrils and gore

During Devolver Digital’s annual fever dream of an E3 conference, we were lucky enough to get another quick look at the delightfully fleshy CARRION. The appropriately named Phobia Game Studio are the minds behind this reverse horror game of sorts in which you assume the role of a shapeshifting nightmare of tendrils and gore. It looks like the gameplay will feature a lot of sneaking about, stalking your human prey, punctuated by short, sharp bouts of action. The sheer nastiness of the horrors on show reminds me a fair bit of Inside’s sad, desperate science experiment gone wrong. Though Phobia’s creature’s slow hunting and considered bursts of violence appear altoge…

Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad trots out Sam Fisher for a bit of 5v5 shooter action

News By AppSpy Staff, 5 days, 1 hour ago
Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad trots out Sam Fisher for a bit of 5v5 shooter action

During what was one of the most uneventful conferences in what has been a lacklustre E3, Ubisoft announced its latest foray into the world of mobile gaming – Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad. This one throws together a bunch of “iconic” characters from the Clancyverse, including Sam Fisher and that bloke from The Division. It looks to be a 5v5 tactical shooter of sorts, with a campaign mode and extensive customisation options to boot. While the game itself seems fine, it’s a bit upsetting to once again find my man Sam Fisher being relegated to little more than a cameo character. In the mix, we’ve got everyone’s favourite buff military dudes and their mil…

Bethesda graces the Switch with Elder Scrolls: Blades

News By AppSpy Staff, 5 days, 19 hours ago
Bethesda graces the Switch with Elder Scrolls: Blades

During last night’s Bethesda conference, a Switch port of Elder Scrolls: Blades was confirmed for a Q4 2019 release. The Switch version will be free and will allow for cross-platform accounts, meaning you’ll be able to transfer over your current iOS or Android character. The conference itself was a strange one. My apathy toward Elder Scrolls: Online, my dislike for Blades, and my complete disdain for 76 were almost wholly reversed by the sheer pose-striking likeability of Tango Gameworks’ Ikumi Nakamura. She and the two dashing Frenchmen from Arkane Lyon supplied the few bursts of energy and excitement in what was otherwise a sea of tiring apologies and DLC. Like most r…

Bethesda gives Captain Keen the free-to-play treatment

News By AppSpy Staff, 5 days, 21 hours ago
Bethesda gives Captain Keen the free-to-play treatment

After an attempted on-stage resuscitation of Fallout 76, Bethesda went on to announce something I’m pretty sure none of us saw coming – a free-to-play reboot of Captain Keen. It’s headed for a soft-launch on Android and iOS this summer. The original games hailed primarily from id Software (yeah, the Doom guys). They were side-scrolling platformers that followed a plucky, pogo-hopping kid on his adventures through space. Oh, and that kid, Billy Keen, is totally 100% the grandson of Nazi-slayer William "B.J." Blazkowicz and the father of none other than Doomguy himself. So what does that mean for 2019’s mobile-bound Captain Keen? Absolutely nothing at all, I’d…

Where is West of Loathing for iOS?

News By AppSpy Staff, 1 week, 2 days ago
Where is West of Loathing for iOS?

West of Loathing is one of maybe 5 games that I can say is consistently funny throughout the entirety of its runtime. Its writing is warm, light-hearted, and regularly chuckle-worthy. Memorable visual gags also abound in Asymmetric’s western-themed RPG epic, and its cast of goofball characters and silly locales make repeat plays impossibly inviting. All that being said, West of Loathing is currently only available on PC and Switch. An iPad version has been in the works for some time, as has an iPhone port, but news surrounding its release has long since dried up. From the very extensive amount of internet detective work I put into this, I gather that the iPad version has been ready…

Will Tencent’s Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming head westward?

News By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Will Tencent’s Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming head westward?

The final season of Game of Thrones might have started, but the big question isn’t who’ll still have their head once all is said and done, but rather when – if at all – Tencent’s mobile spinoff Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming will become available for mobiles in the west. Strangely, Winter is Coming recently released over here as a browser game, despite seemingly starting life as a mobile title developed by the Shanghai-based Yoozoo and produced by the goliath Tencent. From what I can gather, the game merges city building with RTS battle sequences and fan-favourite characters from the show, including Jon Snow and that creepy fire lady. Looking at footage of…

Pocket Gamer's just got a new lick of paint and it's looking good

News By Emily Sowden, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Pocket Gamer's just got a new lick of paint and it's looking good

What's that? Pocket Gamer looks a bit different from before? Well, yes it does and there's a very good reason for that – it's had a spruce. I know, I know, between Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the PG redesign, it was hard to tell which legendary things were just pure myth. We've taken that out of your hands though and made it a reality, or rather Jez Bridgeman (Steel Media, Creative Director) and Jay Filmer (Steel Media, Technical Lead) did with their website wizardry. You may also notice that Pocket Gamer has snipped off its '.co.uk' tail and replaced it with Pocketgamer.com instead. Plus, it's a lot faster and more responsive than before. "The busy Pocket Gamer site was in n…

AppSpy's YouTube channel is now Pocket Gamer's official video channel

News By Emily Sowden, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
AppSpy's YouTube channel is now Pocket Gamer's official video channel

Good day to you AppSpy readers wherever you are and whatever time of day it is. I know, it's unusual for me to not post my regular 'best 5' list so early in the day, but you might have noticed something going on over on our YouTube channel.  Well, as you might have noticed AppSpy's YouTube channel is now officially renamed as Pocket Gamer's YouTube channel. This may seem like a strange move, but don't worry it all makes sense. After all, AppSpy has been part of the Pocket Gamer family from the beginning.  If you're worried about what this means for future content you needn't fear. Everything will be exactly the same, featuring hands-on, reviews, and tips videos as per usual. Th…

Grapple with quirky comedic physics in Rowdy Physics [Review]

News By Christian Valentin, 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Break apart increasingly complex jigsaw grids in relaxing puzzler Unpuzzle

News By Christian Valentin, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Break apart increasingly complex jigsaw grids in relaxing puzzler Unpuzzle

Reminiscent of games like Hook and the recent Up Left Out, Unpuzzle takes the block-sliding puzzler and challenges you to unmake each mess of blocks while managing a number of different mechanics. Unpuzzle starts simply, asking you only to slingshot blocks off the main jigsaw structure. The initial rules means you can’t release blocks if their path is...blocked or if they‘re connected to more than one piece. But Unpuzzle quickily begins introducing new mechanics that build upon that early ruleset. Soon you’re dealing with blocks that require a certain amount of pieces to be removed before you can interact with them, blocks that can only slide in certain directions, bloc…

Build your dream metropolis when Pocket City arrives on iOS and Android on July 31st

News By Christian Valentin, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Build your dream metropolis when Pocket City arrives on iOS and Android on July 31st

Mobile has had fair share of city builders, from the skyscraper-based Project Highrise to the card-game hybrid Concrete Jungle, but the ambitious Pocket City looks to be condense the familiar complexity of SimCity and its style of games into an iOS/Android-friendly package. In classic genre fashion, your god’s eye mayoral view places all the functions of a city at your fingertips, from designating residential and industrial zones, to managing taxes, to constructing recreation areas and developing parks, to handling crime and dealing with disasters. Zoning will be crucial to keeping your citizens happy and your city functioning, while completing missions for different citizens…

Widow's Sky is a gorgeous sci-fi adventure coming to mobile later this year

News By Christian Valentin, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Widow's Sky is a gorgeous sci-fi adventure coming to mobile later this year

Widower's Sky follows a father and son across an otherworldly sci-fi landscape, in an isometric adventure that blends platforming, puzzles, and survival elements, slated to release on mobile devices in the fall. Leaping through portals, from one alien world to another, you must wield a bow and your evasive dash ability to hunt wildlife and manuver around aggressive laser beam-firing machines. A narrative divided between past and future slowly converges as you explore different enviroments - from dense forests to elegant ruins - and leap over massive gaps between towering architecture, all while collecting food to keep your son alive. Widower's Sky doesn't have a concrete release date yet…