Well, Monday has flobbled into view, weary from its exertions at the weekend, dreaming of a Tuesday that it knows will never come. Poor Monday, so despised by all and sundry, all it wants to do is live a little, but it never can.
What it can do is provide the perfect platform for the Monday Musing. After all, both of the words start with M. It’s like it was meant to be, pre-ordained in the glimmering ether. Or some such nonsense.
This week I’m going to have a muse about Titanfall: Assault. It’s a card-battler in the Clash Royale mould, and it’s set to hit the App Store later this week. Here’s everything you need to know about what the game has to offer.
What is it?
It’s a real time strategy game with a bit of MOBA thrown in there for good measure. You’re in charge of your troops, sending them in to battle. The scraps last four minutes, and a minute in you’ll be able to drop a massive Titan into the fray.
The aim is capturing bases. So you need to make sure you’re defending as well as attacking. Throw your troops too far ahead and you’ll find yourself screwed if your foe begins a concentrated attack.
How does it capture the ethos of the console game?
Well, with the Titans mainly. Obviously this isn’t an FPS with wall running. But it lifts a decent chunk of ideas from the main Titanfall series and wraps it all up in a more mobile-friendly package.
Well that was a bolt out of the blue wasn’t it? Monument Valley 2 didn’t just get announced yesterday, it got released as well. And it’s really rather special. Which obviously means it’s time for some content.
I thought it’d be a good idea to round up everything you need to know about the game in one handy place, so you’re fully prepared for what’s to come when you leap in. And you should leap in. Oh please leap in.
Don’t worry though, there aren’t any spoilers here, because that would be a horrible thing to do. You can click on the emboldened name of the game below to grab it from the App Store. And I assure you, you really should.
It’s the sequel to one of the finest mobile games the App Store has ever seen. It’s a slick platforming puzzler that you control with taps and swipes. You’re moving the levels around so your character, or in some cases characters, can make it to the exit.
Of course there’s much more to it than that, but I don’t want to go into too much detail about the story, because it’s definitely the sort of thing you’ll want to discover for yourself. Trust me on that.
How long is it?
It’s a little bit longer than the original Monument Valley, but not by much. You’ll probably have polished the game off in a couple of hours. But those are go…
Titanfall: Assault is the second bite at the Titanfall mobile cherry. The second I hear you scream, but what was the first? Well that was Titanfall: Frontline, which got soft launched and then quietly cancelled. So yeah, second.
This time around there’s a lot more action to sink your teeth into. Again, the game is only in soft launch at the moment, but I though it’d be sensible to give you a heads-up about what the game is, what you can expect from it, and how many titans there are in it (lots).
What is it?
Well it’s a bit like Clash Royale. But it’s also a bit like a tower defence game. But it’s also a bit like a tower offence game. It’s a base versus base scrap to the death with units and rockets and giant titans.
There are control points on the map too, and gun turrets, and it looks pretty shiny from the glimpse we’ve had of it so far. It’s good to see a game that’s taking the casual MOBA idea and actually running with it.
How many Titans?
Well the battles last four minutes, and at the moment the Titans turn up three minutes into the scrap. Before that you’re throwing troops into the level, capturing and defending points and trying to earn a higher score than your foe.
You’ve got rockets too, which do huge damage if they hit something. And then there are turrets that you can use to create choke points. Like in Aliens, but hopefully more successfully.
There’s a new Angry Birds game out. Well, it’s not out OUT, but it has been soft launched in a few places. And our lovely video chap James has played it. And then made a video of himself playing it. Because that’s what people use the internet for nowadays. You can watch the video below.
Anyway, I thought it’d be a good idea to round up everything we know about Angry Birds Islands in one handy to digest piece of content. In fact, this easy to digest piece of content. The one you’re reading right now.
Without further ado then, here’s all of the important stuff you need to know about Angry Birds: Islands. If you know some secret information that you want to share with the rest of the world, even if it isn’t about the game, feel free to add it in the comments at the bottom of the article.
What is it?
It’s a casual resource management, item crafting game. Think Clash of Clans, but with Birds and Pigs instead of Barbarians and all of the other things that are in Clash of Clans.
There are a bunch of islands to explore and hack to bits with your pig workforce. And you use the resources they gather to build up your town. The better the town you’ve got, the better you’ll feel about yourself. Maybe.
What sets it apart?
Well, there’s those birds and pigs. And there’s more of a focus on crafting things than you might expect to find in this sort of game. Plus it’s super polished,…
Easter is here, and that can only mean one thing. Pokemon GO has been updated! Actually it probably means a lot more than that, but that’s the thing I’m focusing on because I don’t know how much content I’d be able to get out of eggs and zombie Jesus.
So instead I’m going to write about the Pokemon GO eggstravaganza. So I guess I am writing about eggs. Look, it’s been a long day and I don’t know where my wallet is so let’s just try and get this over and done with then we can all go have a nice long weekend.
What is it?
The eggstravaganza is the latest update to Pokemon GO. It’s come out just in time for the Easter break, and it’s brought with it some new tweaks that are likely to make you smile while you stuff chocolate facsimiles of chicken periods into your face.
Well, there’s now a wider range of Pokemon in the 2km eggs. So that’s a pretty good reason to put some shoes on and go for a wander. Plus every egg that you hatch is going to give you more candy. ‘Tis the season, after all.
The Pokemon that pop out are going to level up faster as well, thanks to the fact they get double XP. Basically Pokemon GO really wants you to start wandering around, collecting more Pokemon, and having a lovely old time in the sunshine.
Lucky Eggs are also on sale in the store. They’re 50% off, which is a pretty good deal, and using one of those will get you quadruple XP. Which sounds ridic…
In a break to our regularly scheduled content, I figured I should probably write something about the new Pokemon game that’s just come out on the App Store.
Yeah, you read that right, there’s a new Pokemon game on the App Store. How could I write about anything else when I’m so excited about all of those Pokemon and the balls and all the rest of that stuff.
Anyway, here’s a break down of all the stuff you need to know about Pokemon Duel. So you can just jump straight in and start duelling some Pokemon. Classic.
What is it?
It’s not your standard Pokemon game, that’s for sure, and it’s not the sort of thing that’s likely to make as much noise as Pokemon GO. What it is is a strategy boardgame that sees you using your Poke-deck to beat a foe.
You collect different Pokemon and then use them to take control of a grid. There are little fights that involve spinning a wheel, and cards you can play that change some of the effects that your monsters have.
What’s the set up?
You’re working your way through a series of fights to prove you’re the best. I think the opening cinematic heavily suggests that if you’re victorious you’ll nab yourself a giant tower. Which is sort of cool.
Put in your own name, play a few practice bouts, and you’re good to go. But don’t be surprised if you get trounced to begin with.
There’s a surprising amount of depth here, in spite of the fact that thing…
In this part of our Everwing guide, we’re going to take a look at the power-ups, gems, and special enemies that you can use to improve your scores. You’ll need to know what does what and when if you’re going to succeed.
But don’t you fret, we’ve put hours into the game to ensure that we’ve got a pretty good idea of what we’re talking about.
There’s plenty more Everwing content coming up on the site as well, so if you’re stuck or you need some help, make sure you check back regularly to keep on getting the best scores you possibly can.
There are three different power-ups in the game, and they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. And when you combine them together you’ll watch your score rocketing up like nobody’s business.
Magnet – The magnet will help you collect gems, coins, and power-ups more easily. You’ll still have to move to grab everything, but this will make it much easier.
Four leaf clover – This doubles the power of your shots for a set amount of time. Coupled with the magnet you’re likely to just see a rain of coins falling into your pocket.
Magic orb – This sends you shooting up the screen, smashing waves as you go. Weave around to score even more points.
In this section of our series on Everwing, we’re going to look at the items you’re going to be spending your money on when you get deeper into the game – new dragons and new characters.
It’s with these purchases that the real scope of the game starts opening up. You’ll be earning money when you’re not even playing, evolving your creatures, and setting yourself goals for each play session.
In the last part of the series we’ll look at some advanced play tactics, but for now let’s find out the best ways to spend all of your hard earned cash.
Your dragons are the companions you’re going to take into each battle with you. There are a number of different types of dragons and they’ll give you different boosts and buffs as you play.
Your dragons will level up as you fly with them. They’ll only get up to level 10 on their own though. It’s here that you’ll have to start evolving them.
To evolve a dragon you need another dragon of the same type that’s also been levelled up to 10. Head to the sidekicks menu and tap the dragon you want to evolve.
Tap the evolve button and you’ll see the dragons that you can use to evolve your creature. Choose one, but choose carefully. Once you’ve blended two d…
In this final part of our Everwing series we’re going to take a look at some of the advanced tactics you can use to make even more cash as you play.
Namely we’re going to look at using quests, new characters, and extra dragons to fill up your coffers when you’re not even playing.
We’ll also give you some tricks for getting the most out of the time you’re playing the game, since we’re pretty sure that you’re going to be playing an awful lot after you’ve read all of this.
Quests are missions you can send characters on to earn you gold when you’re not even playing. They last for a set amount of time, and when they’re done you can claim the cash that your character has earned.
By the time you start unlocking new characters, your main character is going to be pretty strong, and you won’t want to send them off when you’re playing.
That doesn’t mean you can’t use them in quests though. There are two and four hour quests, so send them off when you’re going to bed and reap the rewards when you get back.
You can also use the gold you earn from playing on any character, so you can toughen up fairies that you’ve never even used so that they’re stronger when they go out to quest for…
Well Super Mario Run is out. Doesn’t time fly when you’re waiting for something to happen. No. No it does not. But that’s not the point. The point is that Super Mario Run is out.
Which means you’re probably wondering whether you should get it, what you have to do when you get it, and whether or not all your friends are going to get it as well. You’ve probably got more questions too. Well answering questions is what we do best.
So here in easily digestible list form is all the information you need to know to get Super Mario Run, and get superbly Mario running. If you’ve got your own hints and tips then throw them in the comments below.
Should I get it?
That’s the big question. So to help you out, here’s the official AppSpy verdict, in video form.
But if you don’t have the time to watch a video because you’re a busy important person, here’s the short answer – yes. It’s a brilliant auto-running platformer that does things differently.
It’s bright, it’s breezy, and it’s an awful lot of fun. Basically everything you want from a Mario mobile game.
What happens when I get it?
Well there’s some free content when you download the game. You can play through the first three sections of the game and participate in some Toad Rally as well. If you want more though, you’ll have to pay.
The game has a one off IAP of £7.99, which gets you everything that i…