Price Drop: F1 2016 (Games)


F1 2016 1.0.6

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 9.99 -> $ 3.99, Version: 1.0.6 (iTunes)

Description:

WELCOME TO F1™ 2016
•F1 2016 is a stunning mobile racing game that puts players into the race seat of their FORMULA ONE™ heroes in a full season, single race and time trial on any of the 21 official circuits from the 2016 season.
•Experience a high quality Universal Purchase app which runs on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV in one single purchase, without In-App Purchases.

THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™
•Take on the world’s greatest drivers including MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team’s Lewis Hamilton, Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen, McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso and Sahara Force India F1 Team’s Sergio Perez and many more, with 22 of the world’s greatest drivers and the 11 teams from the 2016 season represented.
•F1 2016 includes the full FORMULA ONE circuit roster of all 21 races from around the globe; including the brand new 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE held in the stunning city of Baku. The 2016 season also sees the return of the iconic Hockenheimring, with the GERMAN GRAND PRIX back after a year absence for the FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND 2016.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS IN YOUR HANDS
•A visually stunning game for all iOS 9 and 10 users, experience enhanced F1 gaming thanks to the cutting edge technology of the A10 chip, combined with Metal, on the newest Apple devices which combine to make the gameplay even faster and smoother. This allows the game to render 1.4 million polygons on-screen while also applying an array of console-level post-processing effects and multi-sampling anti-aliasing.
•These effects include depth of field, motion blur, vignette, chromatic aberration and colour grading. This all adds up to provide an unparalleled level of visual fidelity and immersion, never before seen within a FORMULA 1 videogame on any mobile device.
•Beyond visual quality, the game also utilises the iPhone 7’s Taptic engine to provide haptic feedback, while delivering stereo audio (driven by the 3D environment) through the iPhone 7’s dual-speaker setup.

FORMULA ONE AS YOU WANT IT
•For gaming on the go, F1 2016 offers unprecedented flexibility and game modes, with Season Mode, where you can compete through the full 2016 season in any order you want, and also Custom Season, for the first time ever, where you choose the length and included tracks to craft your perfect mini championship. Added to this are both Quick Race and the longer Race Weekend options, which include additional Practice and Qualifying events, as well as the challenge of setting the fastest times possible and competing against the global leaderboards in Time Trial or Weekly Event.

ULTIMATE RACING CONTROL
•Experience the thrill of F1 with the simple yet deep car handling model for full player control – with four control options including tilt and touch, a variety of steering assists and sensitivity, braking assists and camera tilt, all fine-tuned after years of making award-winning and best-selling F1 games.

CONNECTED WEEKLY F1 EVENTS
•Compete in time limited events with a new challenge every week.
•Battle to top the leaderboards, and even show off your records on Facebook.

IMPORTANT:
•Please ensure that you have at least 2.67 GB of free space on your device.
•Contains direct links to the internet and social networking sites intended for an audience over 13.
•F1 2016 requires iOS 9 onwards, 1GB RAM minimum, Metal devices.
•iPad Air/iPad Air 2
•iPad Mini 2/iPad Mini 3/iPad Mini 4
•iPad Pro
•iPhone 5S/iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 6S/iPhone 6S Plus/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus
•iPod Touch 6th Gen

What’s New

• CRM tool, providing assistance to players via our online support channels
• Russian Language localisation
• General bug fixes, optimisations and improvements.

F1 2016

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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 daily basis.

And that’s fundamentally changed the number of steps in the process of playing. It’s removed barriers that, while not exactly annoying, stood between anyone wanting to challenge their friends and seeing that dream come to fruition.

I’ve probably put considerable more time into the likes of Everwing and Words With Friends simply because they’re so easy to jump into. And you’re regularly notified when a friend beats you, while being pushed straight back into the app to try and rise to their challenge.

It’s an app that you’ve already got installed as well, and the games are easily reac…

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The 10 best AppSpy videos of 2016

Happy New Year from everyone here at AppSpy! We hope you’re not too hungover and that you managed to see 2017 in with as much of a bang as you wanted. Whether that’s a small bang or a big bang we’ve got your back. Don’t you fret.

We’ll be back in the new year with more excellent content about mobile gaming and shiny things that we’ve seen, but we thought now was the perfect time to look back at some of the videos that we made in 2016.

So without further ado, here are the ten best videos that we made in 2016. We hope you enjoy them, and we’ll see you back here in a couple of days when normal service will resume.

The best videos of 2016

First up we have this excellent piece about just how scary Night Terrors is. The conclusion? It’s pretty scary.

Then we had a look at the prettiest games on mobile. Which is something that’s pretty easy to do with a video.

Next we wondered where all these GO games were coming from.

We also had a ponder about whether or not Super Mario Run would be the death of Nintendo.

No Man’s Sky was one of the big console releases of the year. So we thought of some games a bit like it you could play on mobile.

Then we made up a game that was a mix between Pokemon and Tinder. Because we’re super edgy.

If you wanted to see all the transformations in Transf…

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The AppSpy retrospective – The 3 best games of December 2016

And here we are. The final part of our look back at some of the best games that came out this year. December is usually a pretty quiet month, but that’s just not been the case in 2016. In fact it might have been the best month of the year.

As honourable mentions go we should probably point out the port of Rockstar’s Bully, the pretty brilliant Colt Express, and the really rather good Fieldrunners Attack! But the list we’ve ended up with is even better.

So for the last time, let’s dip into the archives with our rose tinted spectacles and misty eyes and have a look at the best iOS games that came out in December 2016.

Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore


A massive space battler that sees the series finally understanding mobile gaming. It’s gorgeous, it’s surprisingly deep, and the simple controls let you swoosh through the emptiness of space with ease.

Throw in some allies who help you out on your missions, a massive chunk of the galaxy to explore, and more missions than you can throw an awful lot of mission sticks at, and you’re left with something special.

Also did I mention how good it looks? I mean seriously, I am in love with all of the explosions. This is the perfect jumping-on point for the GoF series.

Super Mario Run


Of course this was going to be on here. It’s pretty much the most important mobile…

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The 5 best free to play mobile games of 2016

Well yesterday we had a look at the best premium games of the year, so now it’s time to look at the best free to play games. There are some proper corkers on this list, and you’d be silly not to play them.

I mean, you can not play them if you want, that’s really up to you, I’m just trying to create content that some people might be interested in. That’s basically my job. Okay?

Anyway, as per usual you can go to town on us in the comments if you think we’ve made any mistakes here. Just make sure you’re not too mean because we’re sensitive flowers and we’ll probably go and cry and not come back out until 2017.

Pokemon GO


Not just one of the best free to play games this year, one of the best games this year hands-down. Wander around, catch Pokemon, have a lovely old time.

It’s the sort of game that brings people together in the best possible way. And it’s constantly being updated. A mobile game that bridges so many gaps it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with it.

Disney Crossy Road


It’s Crossy Road, but it’s got Disney characters in it. And all of the settings are Disney settings. That might not sound like it’s that important, but when everything is presented with this much heart it really is.

Hop aroun…

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The 5 best premium mobile games of 2016

It’s been a pretty good year for mobile gaming. And in this article we’re going to look at the 5 best premium games that have come out in the last twelve months. It might be a controversial list, but we’re like that here at AppSpy.

Tomorrow we’re going to have a look at the 5 best free to play games of the year, but right now we’re checking out the games that you have to chuck down money for before you get to do anything.

You might not agree with us, but that’s okay. And feel free to throw your own suggestions into the mix in the comments section at the bottom of the article. Go on, you know you want to.

Punch Club


A brilliant boxing simulator that takes you through the ins and outs of a boxer’s career. And not just the boxing. You’re dealing with training, working, eating, and all the rest of the things you need to do to keep alive.

You might get mugged, you might starve to death. There are lots of options, and a wicked sense of humour runs all the way through the experience.

Deus Ex GO


The third installment in the GO series, this one is set in the dystopian futuristic world of Deus Ex, and it’s probably the best out of the bunch.

It looks gorgeous, the puzzles are incredible, and you’ll be only too happy to waste a good few hours of yo…

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The AppSpy retrospective – The 3 best games of April 2016

We’re up to April in our retrospective series. Doesn’t time fly? But only in one direction. Like a bird condemned to forever fly around the world, never stopping, never experiencing a rest, just ever onwards into an endless dawn.

Anyway April was a pretty damn good month for mobile gaming, as you’ll probably be able to see from the three games that make it on to our best-of list. They’re fresh, they’re exciting, and there’s a good chance you’ve forgotten all about them in the past eight months.

So this list is going to set that straight. Top up your coffee, turn off any other electrical devices that might distract you, and let’s get right on with it.

Pang Adventures


A super hard reboot of a super hard original. Pang is built around a simple central premise – go and pop a load of bubbles. But these aren’t the sort of bubbles you or I might be used to in real life.

Because real life bubbles tend not to kill you if they touch you. There are some puzzling elements here, as well as a good deal of twitching as you try and avoid getting squished by evil alien bubbles.

Of all the retro-tinged games that came out this year, this is amongst the best of them. It understands what made Pang so good, and then wraps that understanding in super smooth graphics.

Warbits


A brilliant, mobile strategy game tha…

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The AppSpy retrospective – The 3 best games of March 2016

March. That seems like it was ages ago. Even saying March feels like a step back into the dim and distant past. March March March March. I’ve said it too many times now and it’s lost all meaning. Ah well.

As we continue our look back at the last 12 months of mobile gaming, we’ve reached the first of our really big hitters. March saw the release of Clash Royale, and unless you’ve been living under a rock without a 4G connection for 9 months, then there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it.

But it wasn’t the only gem to come out that month. In fact there were quite a few. But in my humble opinion, these three right here were the finest. Disagree? Then let us know in the comments below.

Clash Royale


A mobile MOBA that looks lovely, has the budget of Supercell behind it, and captured our imagination for most of the early part of the year. It’s not just good fun, it’s great fun, and the competitive nature of the game pushes you on to smash your foes.

Sure there’s a plateau you’re going to reach when you either dig in hard or get bored and go do something else, but there are plenty of people out there still playing and spending on this one. It’s fast, it’s frantic, and it’s an awful lot of fun.

Telepaint


An auto-running platformi…

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The 3 best Android phones available in 2016 – Does the Pixel make the cut?

Are you a fan of slightly glitchy interfaces? Love holding cheap materials in your hand? Like your devices in the explodey variety?

Then you’ll love Android phones!

Nah, I’m kidding – Android is alright. I’ve got nothing against them. I’ve got one myself, in fact, because I can’t afford an iPhone. Oh well.

But if your heart’s set on getting a ‘Droid, or you just can’t quite scrape enough together to go for an iPhone, then check out our list of the best Android phones out there today.

Google Pixel

Google Pixel

Cost: £599 / £719

Where better to start than what Google hopes is the iPhone’s new nemesis? The Pixel comes with iPhone grade prices, but also iPhone grade specs.

It’s armed with 4GB RAM, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon processor, a 5in / 5.5in AMOLED screen, 32GB or 128GB storage, a 8MP selfie camera and a 12MP rear camera. Phew, that was a mouthful.

It’s also boasting Google’s answer to Siri, Google Assistant, built in, and it’s the only phone currently built for Google’s new VR headset, Daydream.

Oh, and it has a headphone jack 😉

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3

Cost: £329

You may not have h…

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The state of horror in 2016 – where have we come from, where do we go, and who turned out the lights?!

Horror films and games are a special quantity. They’re obviously designed to scare, but they’re incredibly hit and miss, with some quite terrible results.

They either end up managing to scare me (no thanks), or they’re bad, don’t scare me, and are boring (similarly, no thanks).

For that reason, I’ve never ‘got’ horror. I can understand it, sure: that adrenaline rush is the same one that keeps Alton Towers in business, but I’m quite happy in my epinephrine-free world of tea and blankets, thankyouverymuch.

No one can hear you scream ice cream

It’s a shame my cowardly brain thinks that way – mobile has been home to some truly great horror games over the years.

Dead Space showed a big console horror could work on your phone. As you would expect, controls are an issue, but the production values are off the charts – as is the scare-o-meter.

Limbo also crammed a console experience into a pocket device, but more importantly it showed there was a place for indie horrors on the App Store. Limbo is bursting with ideas, and succeeds not because of jumps scares or cheap tricks, but because its aesthetic and atmosphere are so powerful.

It’s also a rare beast in the horror world – not many scary games get you to directly care for another person. Most encourage empathy but only for the purposes of making the protagonist a proxy for you, the player. Conversely, Limbo…

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