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Spingram is a smart spin on the Rubik's cube for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Spingram is a smart spin on the Rubik's cube for iOS and Android

Spingram is a fun, fresh take on the basic premise behind the Rubik's cube. It's headed our way from developer Sandro Traettino, and it's set to launch for iOS and Android on May 10th. You'll swipe to rotate each of the game's 800+ puzzles until they match up to the given reference pattern. From that core concept, Sandro mines hours of tricky puzzle game fun, bolstered by a stylish minimalist aesthetic and some neat, player-friendly design decisions. These include a handy skip system for when/if a particular puzzle grows more frustrating than challenging. You'll also be able to personalise the experience to your liking by messing with the in-game colours or day and night modes. Spingram…

Deathtrap Dungeon might be the perfect couch co-op adventure for lockdown

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month ago
Deathtrap Dungeon might be the perfect couch co-op adventure for lockdown

Branching Narrative's newly released Deathtrap Dungeon is a digital adaptation of Ian Livingstone's classic Fighting Fantasy gamebook. It stars one of the UK's most versatile working actors, Eddie Marsan, and it's out right now for iOS and Android. It's said to lend itself well to turn-based couch co-op, what with its branching storyline and many tricky decisions to be made. If you have no prior experience with games like this, a decent comparison might be Netflix's Bandersnatch, though Deathtrap Dungeon obviously has a greater level of depth to its core mechanics. The original version launched all the way back in 1984 and sees you attempting to survive the Trial of Champions. This takes…

Puzzle & Dragons launches major crossover event with hit anime and manga Gintama

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Puzzle & Dragons launches major crossover event with hit anime and manga Gintama

Puzzle & Dragons' latest event is a crossover with the popular anime and manga series, Gintama. From now until May 10th, you'll be able to collect some of Gintama's most beloved characters, including Gintoki Sakata, Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimura. A new dungeon with six distinct difficulty modes has also now appeared. It has two special floors themed around the Kabuki District Festival, and there's also a tricky three-player dungeon to work your way through.   Up for grabs are some Justaway drops, which you're going to be able to exchange for the new characters at the Monster Exchange. On top of that, the Taizou Hasegawa is available as a rare drop. Everyone who logs in during th…

Marvel Realm of Champions reveals another of its houses, Apocalypse's Pyramid X

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
Marvel Realm of Champions reveals another of its houses, Apocalypse's Pyramid X

Kabam's Marvel Realm of Champions has revealed another of its in-game houses, Pyramid X. It's located in the kingdom of Egyptia, which was founded by the dreaded Apocalypse. Under Apocalypse's rule, Egyptia was transformed into one of the most advanced nations on earth. It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, however, as it turns out that Apocalypse wasn't and still isn't exactly the nicest chap, forcing compulsory eugenics and other horrors on his people. The capital of Egyptia is Mutopia, and its crowing achievement is the gold-capped Pyramid X. Some of the other houses you'll be able to pledge your allegiance to include the Kingdom of Wakanda, the Patriot Garrison, the Temple of Vishanti…

NetEase launches Bloomblade, its hit MMO, globally

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 1 week ago
NetEase launches Bloomblade, its hit MMO, globally

NetEase has today launched Bloomblade, its hit MMO, globally, but there's a catch: the only version available right now is entirely in Simplified Chinese. It's set during the time of the Tang dynasty and sees you embarking on a grand adventure full of romance, action, and chivalry. Your time will be split between romancing the various love interests, journeying beyond the walls of Jianghu to engage in seasonal mini-games, and doing a whole lot of fighting. There's an extensive character customisation system here, as well as an overarching narrative that can be shaped based on who you pursue and which of the five sects you join: Diehua, Shaolin, Shushan, Xuanbing, or Yingyue. With it bei…

Apple Arcade games Frogger in Toy Town, Dear Reader, HyperBrawl Tournament, and more get major updates

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Apple Arcade games Frogger in Toy Town, Dear Reader, HyperBrawl Tournament, and more get major updates

Last week was one of Apple Arcade's best yet, with not one but two new releases and several major updates arriving for other games on the service. We already knew that A Fold Apart, Lightning Rod Games' heartfelt puzzler, would land on Friday, but the launch of Beyond Blue was a total surprise. Word-based puzzler Dear Reader was one of four games to receive major updates on Friday. It now has Dark Mode, allowing for easy reading at night, as well as a whopping 12 new books to work your way through. These include A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, and Aesop's Fables. Themed shelves have also been added that will change during special h…

Imperfect Hero is an action-platformer currently in Early Access for iOS and Android that will challenge players across 3 different game modes

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Imperfect Hero is an action-platformer currently in Early Access for iOS and Android that will challenge players across 3 different game modes

If you've been on the hunt for an action platformer that will seriously test your skills, then you might want to check out Imperfect Hero. The game was released this year in early access and has been received positively since, making the Top Three Trending list for Google Play in March and holding a strong 4.3/5 rating across both versions of the game. In Imperfect Hero, you'll play as Beta, a robot who is being extensively trained to fight off an alien invasion that is imminent. The problem is, Beta is quite fragile, and once struck by any enemy or obstacle, you’ll find Beta in pieces. That's definitely an issue when you're tasked with jumping, running and using power-ups to blast…

Iron Saga, Game Duchy's action-packed mecha battler, gets new characters, missions, and more

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Iron Saga, Game Duchy's action-packed mecha battler, gets new characters, missions, and more

Developer Game Duchy's Iron Saga is a top-down mecha battler with a large focus on customisation and fast-paced, competitive action. Details recently arrived about its upcoming content updates, and it's fair to say that there's a lot to look forward to. The all-new retrofit feature lets you upgrade your mechas to your heart's content. You can do this by consuming stamina to claim missions that can then be completed to obtain research points. These, alongside other useful materials, can be used to boost the power of your roster.   You're going to be able to learn more about fan-favourite pilot Theresa and her powerful mech Deer Stalker by taking on new story quests. Chapters 31 and 32…

Marvel Super War, NetEase's popular mobile MOBA, adds the Quantum Realm Suits from Avengers: Endgame

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Marvel Super War, NetEase's popular mobile MOBA, adds the Quantum Realm Suits from Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Super War, NetEase's hit mobile MOBA, has just kicked off its second season in style with a bunch of fresh content. For fans of Avengers: Endgame, the most exciting addition might well be the Quantum Realm Suits, which you may remember allowed our heroes to enter into, funnily enough, the Quantum Realm. Ant-Man, Rocket Racoon, and War Machine wouldn't be my personal picks to receive the suit first, but they all look good regardless. Every aspect of the suits "from the texture of the suit to the movement of the heroes when rocking the outfit" is said to be true to the source material. Since launch, we've seen tons of new skins arrive in-game, including some from Avengers: Infinity…

Apple Arcade is starting to kick into gear after a slow start to 2020

Feature By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Apple Arcade is starting to kick into gear after a slow start to 2020

Apple Arcade, the tech giant's mobile game subscription service, has been a weird one so far. It had an incredibly strong run for the first couple months of its release, with many of 2019's best games arriving as part of the service, but then the rate of new games slowed down and those that did launch weren't especially strong. To be clear, this was always going to happen – there was never any way that Apple could keep that first-month momentum going forever. It's been pointed out before by our sister site PocketGamer.biz that Apple's surprise approach to launching its games can exacerbate the issue of its sporadic release schedule. I feel the same way and would far prefer more tra…

Wilderless is a stunning open-world experience with a focus on exploring and enjoying nature

News By Cameron Bald, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Wilderless is a stunning open-world experience with a focus on exploring and enjoying nature

Wilderless is an open-world game where the focus is placed on exploring and enjoying nature. It isn't developer Protopop's first go at this sort of experience, with their earlier Nimian Legends games laying the foundations for what is achieved here. Its depiction of nature – of being in the great outdoors – appears to be both serene and utterly epic in scale, though know that it's not aiming to offer the same loot-hunting, monster-killing thrills now so entwined with the genre. Instead, you'll spend your time soaking in the scenery, enjoying nature, and occasionally transforming into a hawk to soar through the skies and admire the wilds from above. In human form, you'll also…

Warhammer 40,000: Lost Crusade is an all-new strategy MMO for mobile

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Warhammer 40,000: Lost Crusade is an all-new strategy MMO for mobile

It can at times feel like a new Warhammer mobile game is announced every few months. The latest to come along, Warhammer 40,000: Lost Crusade, is an MMO strategy title that puts you in command of vast space fleets and legendary heroes. Info is a little light at the moment, but here's what we know so far. Combat plays out in real-time on fully 3D battlefields, and you can expect a sizable variety of Warhammer 40,000 heroes to collect as you go. Shao Fang, CEO of Orca Games, says that the battles themselves are designed to allow for "a huge amount of tactical strategy". We also know that it's a collaboration between Orca Games, China Central Television iCheng, and Games Workshop itself. At…

Grindstone gets a major update that adds more levels, a new enemy, and another boss

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Grindstone gets a major update that adds more levels, a new enemy, and another boss

Grindstone, one of the most popular games on Apple Arcade, has just received a major update that adds 15 new levels to work your way through, a challenging boss to take down, and more. If you missed this one at launch, it's a smart, tight puzzler that tasks you with cleaving your way through hordes of monsters in the most efficient, stylish way possible. Along the way, you'll acquire fresh loot, craft powerful new gear, and occasionally fight the odd boss. The vanilla version was already fairly content-packed, but this latest update takes it to the next level. There's a new enemy that gobbles up smaller foes and then morphs into their colour. If you've played the game, you'll know how tric…

Bomb Chicken, Nitrome's hard-as-nails platformer, launches today for iOS and Android

News By Cameron Bald, 2 months ago
Bomb Chicken, Nitrome's hard-as-nails platformer, launches today for iOS and Android

Bomb Chicken is an all-new madcap platformer from developer Nitrome. It sees you playing as a chicken who, naturally, lays bombs instead of eggs. How did this happen? Well, a freak accident, of course. With an endless supply of bombs at its disposal, the chicken heads out to investigate the dodgy fast-food giant known as BFC and the troubling secret behind its highly addictive hot sauce. As you might expect, the bombs have tons of different uses. You can, for example, stack them to reach high-up areas of the level or kick them to take out any enemies that happen by. You're also going to be able to bounce your balls, allowing them to pass around corners or into locked-down areas. Based o…

Calibria Crystal Guardians’ hero star levels explained

Preferred By AppSpy Staff, 2 months ago
Calibria Crystal Guardians’ hero star levels explained

Hero collecting RPG Calibria: Crystal Guardians is going strong two months on from its launch on iOS and Android devices, and for newcomers to the fold, it’s helpful to understand how the game’s character tiers work before diving in head-first. Each hero is assigned a star level of between one and six, but what does that mean? Well, one star or two-star heroes, such as Wood Elementals and Imps, are basically the "enhance food" for higher star level heroes, although they have their uses in the game’s early battles. There are many useful assist type three-star heroes, while four-star heroes are the ones with lofty potential. You can train them up to lead your team and eve…