Gangstar New Orleans guide for iPhone, iPad, and Android – Part 3: Play without spending

In today’s instalment of our Gangstar: New Orleans guide, we’re going to look at how you can get the most out of the game without paying a shiny penny. There are a number of ways to do this, and we’ll break them down for you.

Tomorrow we’re going to look at some more advanced tips and tricks, because that’s the sort of thing we like to do on Thursday. So make sure you come back for that if you can, it’d be lovely to see you.

Right now though, put your wallet away and let’s pick through some strategies that will ensure you’re not bankrupting yourself to be the best criminal that ever did crime.

Rewards

Make sure you check in regularly to get as many rewards as you can. The game isn’t shy when it comes to giving away spirit jars, so ensure you’re getting as many of them as you can. Check your menu regularly to see what you’ve got.

Achievements

The same goes for your achievements. You get rewarded as you play, so make sure you grab everything the game is giving you to fill up your coffers. You won’t just get spirit jars, you’ll get cash and upgrade materials too.

Daily Quests

Every day you get a bunch of new quests to perform. It’s important to work through these every 24 hours, because the rewards you get should sustain you for a good long while.

You even get a quest that involves completing all the quests. They’re not easy, but they’ll…

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The Monday Musing – The best WWE games for iPhone and iPad

In today’s Monday Musing I thought we’d have a look at the best WWE games you can download on mobile. Why did I think that? Because there was some important wrestling over the weekend and so everyone is searching for wrestling. SEO genius right here.

Anyway, the Undertaker might have retired, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up one of these games and do some throws, grapples, or whatever else it is that you do when you’re wrestling. I honestly don’t know.

As ever, click on the emboldened names of the games to download them. Oh, and if you think I’ve missed out a wrestling gem, which is entirely possible, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments below.

WWE Immortals – Free

This game really shouldn’t be any good. It’s a fantasy brawler featuring your favourite WWE wrestlers as, like, weird versions of themselves. Honestly, it makes no sense whatsoever, but it’s a ridiculous amount of fun.

This is the game that Injustice should have been. Big and silly and with lots of punching. It’s not as good as Marvel Contest of Champions, but it’s not too far off. The very definition of a guilty pleasure.

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WWE 2K – £7.99 /

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Gangstar New Orleans is out right now for iPhone, iPad, and Android – Here’s everything you need to know

Gangstar: New Orleans is the latest in Gameloft’s murdery crime franchise. Think GTA on mobile and you’re about half way there. Well, actually you’re about all of the way there.

But what do you need to know before you jump into the game’s world of car-jackings, drug deals, and all manner of other underworld activities? Well, you need to know everything in the list just below.

You can click on the emboldened name of the game to head over to the App Store where you can download it for free. And join us next week where we’ll be going over the game with a fine-tooth comb in one of our massive guides.

Gangstar: New Orleans – Free

What is it?

Like the intro says, it’s the newest in Gameloft’s series of GTA aping crime sims. This time it’s set in New Orleans and it’s free to play.

You play a grizzled gangster type who’s setting out with some unscrupulous friends to take over a power vacuum left by a series of arrest by the New Orleans police.

To that end you complete tasks, murder a lot of people, and try and claim turf from other gang leaders on your way to the top.

Free to play you say?

I did say that, didn’t I? Yup, while the game is still ostensibly open world, every time you perform a mission you’ll have to spend some energy.

There’s plenty of ot…

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The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week – March 31st

Well, that was the week that was. Some games came out, Samsung announced a new phone, I ate some biscuits. Pretty hectic if you ask me. Which I notice you didn’t.

Anyway, our last post of the week usually rounds up the five best games that hit the App Store this week. And that’s exactly what we’re going to do right now. After all, we’re traditionalists here at AppSpy.

As ever click on the emboldened names of the games in the list below and you’ll be whisked away to the App Store to download them. And if you think we’ve missed anything feel free to have your say in the comments below.

Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed – Free

A solid and engaging, free to play take on the Dynasty Warriors series. Lead your warriors in massive battles, take on legendary bosses, and generally smash the poop out of everything in the world. It’s fun, it’s fast, and the free to play isn’t too annoying.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Kami 2 – Free


The sequel to the zen-like paper folding game. It’s sharper and deeper than the original, so expect some paper cuts here. But it’s basically worth it just for th…

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The best iPad and iPhone games to play for International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day, so what better time to celebrate the female protagonists on the App Store? Well, every day really, because it’s important to cherish diversity and inclusivity. That’s what we do here at AppSpy.

And if you’ve got a problem with that, well do one, basically. If, on the other hand, you’ve got your own ideas about which woman-fronted mobile gaming experience you think deserves some plaudits, well chuck that in the comments.

You can click on the emboldened game names below to download said games. Er, I think that covers everything so let’s smash out a list.

Lara Croft GO

If you’re looking for an iconic woman in gaming you don’t need to look much further than Lara Croft. And in this mobile adventure she’s on top form. Shooting snakes, pushing blocks, and generally being brilliant.

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Transistor

From the developer behind Bastion, this is a game about a woman who becomes entangled with a mysterious talking sword. Part action RPG, part adventure, all really good. It’s super polished and super fun.

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The 3 best Tin Man Games adventures you can play on your iPad and iPhone

Tin Man Games has got a new version of the classic gamebook The Warlock of Firetop Mountain coming out next week, so I thought this was a pretty good time to look at some of the company’s other games and decide which three are the best.

Yeah, that’s right, it’s time for one of those articles where I make subjective choices about games in order to get you riled up and shouting at me in the comments. Alas though, it never really works.

Anyway, if you’re just starting your Tin Man journey, these three games are the ones you should be starting with. And if you click on their emboldened names you’ll be taken to the App Store where you can download them. Awwwwww yeah.

Appointment with F.E.A.R


This is the only game on the list that ties back to the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks with which Tin Man made its digital name. And it’s a step up from the more standard swords-and-sorcery experience.

You’re a superhero who’s trying to save the world. And stay alive. And do a bunch of other stuff as well. And the whole game is presented a lot like a comic, which makes it far more exciting to look at.

Bright and bold and with an intriguing story, if you’ve ever thought gamebooks were a bit stuffy, then this is an amazing place to start your adventures.…

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The best games on sale on iPad and iPhone right now – February 15th

It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for us to have a long hard look at five of the best games that are on sale on the App Store right now.

And for the first time in a while it’s actually been pretty tough to pick which ones to add to the list. Basically everything here is a gem, and there are other gems on sale as well.

But I’m a discerning gem-picker with an eye for quality, so these are the ones I’ve gone for. Click on the emboldened name of the game and you’ll be whisked away to the App Store where you can buy the game. You’re welcome.

Motorsport Manager – Free

Where the likes of New Star Soccer kick around whimsy with their sport managing, this one’s a little more po-faced. And if anything, it’s better for it.

Take control of a racing team and lead them to glory. Or if you’re anything like me, lead them to the back of the grid and bankruptcy.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Infinity Blade 2 – Free

A classic. It might not quite have the focus of the original, but it’s not as bloated as the third game in th…

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The 5 best iPad and iPhone games this week – 12th February

It’s Sunday. And that can only mean one thing. We’re all horribly sad that the weekend has come to such a horrible yet inevitable conclusion. But there’s still time for one more thing.

And it’s this one thing – a list of the five best games that came out last week. In no particular order, rather presented in the order that they came to me while I was sat on my sofa wondering what went wrong with my life.

Join us next week for more exciting content about the world of mobile games. And probably a bunch of other stuff as well. Maybe sandwiches? I really like sandwiches.

Voyageur

A text-based adventure with its own unique style. It might get a little bit repetitive towards the end, but there’s also a lot going on to recommend it.

There’s a great bit of writing here, and the game manages to mix its RPG tropes together into a compelling adventure that pushes you deeper into its galactic core.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here.

Maze Lord


A game about trawling thro…

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The best games on sale on iPhone and iPad right now – February 8th

Wednesday, Wednesday, gotta write a list of the best games on sale on the App Store on Wednesday. Everybody’s looking forward to reading and consuming the list, then acting on its suggestions.

That was a pretty catchy song, I think you’ll agree. And it also managed to spell out exactly what I’m up to in this here list. All that stuff I said up there. Wicked.

If you like the look of any of the games, then you can click on their emboldened names to be taken to the App Store, where you can download them to your heart’s content. Probably just once, but that’s more than none, right?

Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business – 99p / 99c

A tongue-in-cheek point and click adventure with a decidedly British thread of humour running through it. It looks lovely, and it plays just fine.

You play the titular investigator who’s trying to track down a serial killer before they strike again. Cue jokes and shenanigans in an alternate Victorian London.

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Rush Rally 2 – 99p / 99c


Probably one of the best rallying games on the App…

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Lords of the Fallen is out right now on iPad and iPhone, here’s everything you need to know

Lords of the Fallen is a new mobile game that has ties with the console game of the same name. So we thought it’d make sense to give you a breakdown of just what that means.

So here, in handy list form, is everything you need to know about the game that just hit the App Store. Well, almost everything. We don’t know any hacks or anything crazy like that.

It’s premium

And when I say premium, I mean super premium. You’re looking at a ten pound spend to get the game installed on your device. Which is, well, pretty expensive in this day and age, let’s be honest.

But it also has consumable IAPs. They’re not necessary to complete the game or anything like that, but one of them costs £48.99. And another, which gives you all the equipment in the game will set you back £9.99. Like I say though, they’re not essential.

It’s Infinity Blade

I mean, it’s not, there are a few additions to the template here, but this is a swipey swipey action game that sees you taking on hulking monsters in one on one combat.

You swipe to attack, tap a shield to block, and hit buttons on the left and right of the screen to dodge in that direction. You can parry as well.

Oh, and you’ve got magic spells you can throw out to change the ebb and flow of the battle. There’s equipment to upgrade, and you can buff up your arcane powers as well, if you’re into that sort of thing.

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