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.


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.


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 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.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here


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.

Read the Pocke

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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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5 games you should play with your significant other this Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air. Or it might be the sulphurous emanations of the portal to hell that this whole world seems to be getting sucked deeper and deeper into everyday. Either way, it’s Valentine’s day tomorrow.

And that means I’m going to have to create some content. Because I just love that sweet SEO. Mmmmm, come to me SEO, dance with me in the moonlight and tell me of your many secrets.

Anyway, in this here piece of super on point internet writing, I’m going to tell you the three games you should definitely play with your significant other tomorrow. Because spread the love and all that.

The Room Series

So it’s not multiplayer, but that’s not the point. The Room games are the sort of mobile experiences that are guaranteed to draw people around your iPad. So why not get snuggled in and play through some gothic pokey horror?

Progress to 100

Again, not a multiplayer game, but exactly the sort of thing that you should play when other people are around. Figure out a bunch of strange commands, and then poke and prod your iPad to make them happen.


A wonderful way to shout utter nonsense at your significant other. And to sort of explore space. But a silly kind of space full of buttons that fall off the c…

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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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Fantasy RPG title Eldrian Legacy now available on Google Play and App Store

If you missed out on the pre-register event then, sucks to be you, because the fantasy RPG title has now been released for iOS and Android systems, meaning the pre-register window is now closed! If you were lucky enough to cash in on the offer, you can now claim your bounty of 20,000 gold, 600 diamonds and 50 energy.

Now you’ve (hopefully) got your headstart in the game, it’s time to get to grips with mastering it. The main premise is to create a team of characters who come from one of 6 different elements, ensuring that they work together in the best possible way to become the strongest party.

By collecting Soul Stone, you must strive to level up your team as you face a whole host of different foes on your travels. Whether you’re traversing the Tower of Souls, the Adventure mode or the Battlefield of Glory, levelling up must always be at the top of your priorities.

Eldrian Legacy is now available, for free, from either the App Store or Google Play! To retrieve your potential rewards from the pre-register event, be sure to login to the game within 7 days of its release.

App Store:

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Locojoy Games title Mystic Castle now available from Google Play

If you’re looking for a text-based RPG with a fantasy setting, Locojoy Games’ 2016 release Mystic Castle deserves a place on your radar. Initlally released back in March this year with iOS compatibility only, the title is now available for free on Android devices, with an exclusive week’s release of a free iOS version (20th – 27th May). Straddling a number of genres, the game touches on city building, adventure and simulation; not forgetting its predominant lean towards RPG.  

The game unfolds with players adopting the role of alchemist, navigating the endless catacombs of a dangerous dungeon. Aiming to create your own underground city, players will face a wealth of different scenarios throughout the game, appearing in the guise of ‘events’ – be them skill progression, or gambling prospects. 


Perfect for gamers who want a fully immersive game without the excessive commitment, Mystic Castle allows for strategic thinking and deep progression paths, but doesn’t bog players down with the need for consistent logging in or purchasing in-game add-ons. Game resources also restock whilst the app is out of use. 

For those looking to expand their world within the game, there comes the prospect of purchasable expansion packs – over 500 areas spanning 10…

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Game Craft’s Legend of War lands in App Store and Google Play

If you’re looking for a title that encompasses the two different worlds of strategy and skill, Game Craft’s new release, Legend of War, is definitely worth spending an afternoon with. Whether it’s waging war on opposing legions or forging your own empire, there’s plenty to get stuck into.

We spoke to the developers following the game’s release:

What were your inspirations behind Legend of War?

“Here at Game Craft, we love Clash of Clans for mobile, and Total War on PC, meaning that a Total War-esque experience for mobile was at the top of our priorities. With some of the same strategy elements behind it, yet on a smaller, more bitesized scale, we incorporated elements of both games.”

With regards to design, what is your preferred unique mechanic within the title?

“We have a unique catapult firing system that has probably never been seen before in a strategy game. It is a pull, aim and release system that adds an exciting element of skill to a strategy game.”


What do you think your game offers that you can’t get from any other title on the App Store/Google Play?

“Most games on mobile either revolve around turn-taking or smaller-scale battles. We strive to provide a…

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Watch 'Desert Bus For Hope' Play a Bad Game For Charity, Once Again

Watch 'Desert Bus For Hope' Play a Bad Game For Charity, Once Again
In the early 1990s, Penn and Teller tried to make Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors, a collection of mini games designed for the Sega CD. The game was completed but never released, but eventually it leaked. Now it's mostly remembered for one mini game …
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