The Thursday Find – Iron Marines

Thursday. It is Thursday again. How on earth did that happen? Doesn’t time fly when time is flying. In fact time always moves at the same speed, that’s literally how it works. Anyway, I don’t care to bore you with my rambling, so shall we push our faces straight into the Thursday find?

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to shoot off to the App Store and download it. And if you’ve got your own stuff to get off your chest, feel free to stick it in the comments section all the way down there at the bottom of this hot, hot content.

Iron Marines

Iron Marines isn’t just the best game that’s come out this week, it’s the best games that’s come out in a good few months. It’s an incredibly polished RTS that’s been squished down into a perfect mobile shape, and it’s really rather brilliant.

You’re in charge of the titular marines, who you’re leading on a series of missions against an evil invading alien foe. You need to protect humanity. By shooting the aliens until they’re blobs of viscous goop.

The controls are super simple. You drag to move, and your units start blasting when they’re in range of the enemy. Your hero character has some special moves, and you’ve got other bits of ordnance you can toss into the fray.

And it all smashes along at the perfect mobile pace. You’re not rushing through the lev…

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The Thursday Find – Atomine

Hello there. It’s Thursday. Let’s cut to the chase here. We all know what happens on Thursday. It’s time for the Thursday find. So I’ve gone out and found something for you, and now I’m writing it down for you to read. No messing about, no long intros. Just smoking hot content.

You can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download the game from that there App Store. And if you’ve got some suggestions for your own find, even though it won’t be as good as mine, chuck them in the comments at the bottom of the page. Harry out.


Atomine is a twin-stick shooter with attitude. It’s got a unique visual style that makes it stand out from the rest of the top-down blasters that make up the genre on the App Store. It’s a wonderfully glitchy, cyberpunk game that’s full of tight and taut shooting.

When you first load it up you’re not even sure what sort of game it’s going to be. But then the blasting kicks in and while things might look a little strange, you’re instantly at home in the gorgeous chaos.

A stick on the left of the screen moves you around, a stick on the right lets you fire. It’s as simple as that. Each level there are a number of critters you need to blast into digital bits. Clear them and you’ll move on to the next challenge.

There’s more depth here than that though. You can have different load-outs of we…

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The Thursday Find – Portal Walk

Oh look, it’s Thursday. Time, as ever, is moving inexorably onwards. Soon the heat death of the universe will be upon us and then, finally, the content can stop being created. Not yet though. Not just yet.

Thursday is when we regale you with the Thursday Find. It’s the game we think you should be giving a go this week. If you only get one, then get this one. If you want more, then join us tomorrow when we list the five best games of the week. If there are five games worth mentioning that is.

As per ever you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store. And if you think we’ve got this week’s find wrong, chuck your own suggestions at the bottom of the article.

Portal Walk

It’s a platformer. It’s set in a lot of dungeons. It’s got chunky chunk chunk pixel graphics. I mean, from that description you’re probably going to think this one is super tough. And you’re not going to be wrong.

Well, you sort of are. Because this isn’t a twitchy platformer like most of them on the App Store. It’s tough because the controls are a bit floatier than you’re going to be used to.

You’re not so much relying on split second reactions as you are having to modify your timing to fit in with the slightly old-fashioned rhythm of play.

It’s not perfect, that’s for sure, and there are some frustrating moments. But when…

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The Thursday Find – Standby

Thursday is here again. It’s quite sunny and nice out, but that doesn’t mean that the content train is going to get derailed. I’m far too much of a professional to go outside and play in some fountains. Instead, it’s time for the Thursday Find.

If you’re new here you might not know what the Thursday Find is. Well, it’s our weekly suggestion of the one game you should definitely be playing this week. And I reckon we’ve found you a doozy this time. So long as you actively hate yourself and avoid success at all costs.

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store. And if you’ve got something to add to the discussion, feel free to chuck it in the comments below. I might even read it.


Standby is a super tough platformer. Now, I know that’s a phrase that gets chucked around quite a lot on mobile, but this time it’s super applicable. You’re going to die. A lot.

The controls look simple, but there are a number of different combinations of button presses you’re going to have to learn if you want to succeed.

And the game takes no prisoners. It’s fast, it chucks streams of obstacles at you without a care in the world, and it’s only too happy to kick you back to the start of a level when you die a hair’s breadth away from the exit.

But it’s more…

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The Thursday Find – Miracle Merchant

I mean, yes, if you look at it in a logical way, I did miss Thursday’s Thursday Find post. But you know what that means? You’re going to get two pieces of excellent AppSpy content today. Aren’t you a bunch of lucky sausages?

If you’ve never been here on a Thursday before, or on a Friday posing as a Thursday, the Thursday Find is when I tell you about one game that you definitely should be playing this week. It’s all part of the service that we provide here at AppSpy.

Anyway, you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. And feel free to tell me I’m wrong in the comments at the bottom of the article. I’ll almost certainly ignore you, but it might make you feel important for a bit all the same.

Miracle Merchant

The third game in Tiny Touch Tales series of solitaire card games. This one sees you running a potion shop, combining ingredients to keep your customers happy. Or at the very least, alive.

Your deck of cards is split into four coloured piles. These are your ingredients. You’ve got a stream of adventurers coming through your door, and each of them wants a potion with a specific ingredient in it.

There are bonuses to be earned too, from creating potions made from different combinations of cards, and from adding a customer’s favourite ingredient into the mix.

There’s a surprisi…

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The Thursday Find – Touchdowners

Thursday has come crashing in like a wedding-interrupting spurned suitor. Hey the rest of the week, it’s probably shouting, don’t get married to anyone other than me. Thursday will be ignored, the marriage will go ahead, and he’ll feel like a silly sausage for a while.

But here at AppSpy we like to spend our Thursdays telling you about a game you should definitely download this week. It’s a regular feature, it’s called The Thursday Find, and you are literally reading it right now. Pretty exciting, right?

This week we’ve got a lovely gem for you. It’s got a bit of everything – helmets, jumping, balls. What more could you want? You can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. Which you should, because it’s ace.


If you’re not familiar with the work of Colin Lane, allow me to explain it to you. He makes silly games that, despite all of their frantic chaos, are both playable and funny. And this one might be the best of them all.

Essentially it’s a game of American Football, distilled into a button mashing slosh of beautiful madness. But there’s skill here too, and a level of tactics that make the desperate touchline scrambles utterly compulsive.

You’re controlling a team of three players, but you’re controlling them with the same buttons. And as the carnage erupts they’ll spread out all over the field, leavin…

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The Thursday Find – Fowlst

Oh look. It’s Thursday. The fourth day of the working week. There are probably other facts about Thursday that I could regale you with, but since this is AppSpy and not DayOfTheWeekSpy you probably won’t be that interested.

Instead let’s do a Thursday Find. After all, that’s the sort of thing we like to do on a Thursday. And this week we’ve got a pretty impressive little gem for you. Honestly, I had trouble choosing what to suggest you should play. Thankfully though, a pun showed me the way.

Anyhow, as usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to swoop over to the App Store and download it. And if you think something else deserved to get the prestigious accolade this week, feel free to let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.


Fowlst is a two-touch arcade blast that mixes together ideas from shooters and dodgers to create something that’s both beautifully chaotic and decidedly morish.

You play an angry owl that’s being beset by angry demons. It’s up to you to bottom bounce them back to the corner of hell they crawled out of.

Of course the demons have other ideas about that, and spend a lot of their time firing lasers at your face. Dodge the lasers, stay alive, kill as many monsters as you can.

At its heart the game is a high-score chaser, but it’s wonderfully compulsive. Throw…

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The Thursday Find – Super Sticky Bros

Thursday is upon us again, some of us are voting in a general election, and it’s actually stopped raining where I am. Windows are open, shorts are on, so let’s get this over and done with quickly so I can go play in the park.

This week’s Thursday find might not be the shiniest game on the App Store, but it is an interesting one. And sometimes that counts for a lot more than polish.

As ever you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. But Harry, you’re no doubt weeping, you haven’t even told us what the game is. Oh yeah, sorry about that. It is, of course…

Super Sticky Bros

Ostensibly this one’s a platformer. It’s pretty unwieldy when you first start playing, but stick with it and you’ll find a game that’s got more than a few things going for it.

You’ve got a few buttons at the bottom of the screen, and you use these to navigate a red blob through a series of increasing challenging, bite-sized levels.

You stick to walls when you’re pushing against them, and two taps of the jump button lets you add a second leap after your first. It’s all pretty standard stuff. Bounce on bad guys, avoid the spikes.

If it all sounds pretty standard, don’t despair. There’s an interesting arcade twist to the experience that means you’re unlikely to have played much like this one before.

Chuck i…

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The Thursday Find – Bouncy Hoops

Well it’s Thursday, so that means it’s time to pick one game that’s come out this week that’s really piqued my attention. It’s a regular sort of thing I like to do around these parts, and it’s called the Thursday Find.

This week’s discovery twangs at my nostalgic heart strings. Mainly because it involves basketballs setting on fire and one of my best gaming memories involves day-long sessions of NBA JAM.

As usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game below to download it. But what is this hallowed remembery game that I’m talking about? Why it’s…

Bouncy Hoops

It might not have the scope of NBA Jam, but there’s something compulsive about Bouncy Hoops all the same. It’s a one-touch hoop shooter that sees you trying to score as many points as you can.

The ball moves towards the hoop automatically, and you need to tap the screen to give it some air. And that’s about it. You can grab combos as well from scoring clean shots, bouncing in off the backboard, or beating the buzzer.

There are two modes here. Arcade gives you a few seconds between your shots, and if you don’t score in that time it’s game over. Time gives you a minute to score as many points as you can, with combo shots giving you extra seconds.

The game looks lovely too. It’s all thick pixels and slick ideas, and there’s something inherently cool…

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The Thursday Find – Subdivision Infinity

Hello there Thursday my old friend. How are you doing? Are you literally so hot that I’m sat here in a bucket of ice water? Yes, yes you are. You horrible, horrible monster.

But don’t worry, because through the veil of sweat and heat haze I’m still going to create lovely content for you nicey nicey people. And since it’s Thursday we’re gonna do a Thursday Find.

This week we’re looking at a deep space shooter with a lot going for it. It’s pretty, it has lots to do, and it sidesteps a lot of the problems of the genre on mobile.

As usual you can click the emboldened name of the game to download it. But what is it? Why it’s…

Subdivision Infinity

Swooping through space is always lots of fun. Or at least I imagine it is. I’ll never actually get to do it because I was born too early and too poor to ever get into the galaxy on a spaceship.

But I imagine it’d be quite a lot like Subdivision Infinity. All flying past big planets and shooting the living wires out of annoying drones that are trying to kill you.

The game is a slick shooter that sees you flying through a series of missions, blasting bad guys, mining from asteroids, and generally trying to save the universe.

It’s not as big as some space exploration games, and that means there’s less floating around in nothingness between things you’re suppose…

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