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Infinity Danger Review

Review Milkstone Studios SL By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Infinity Danger Review

When you first pick up Infinity Danger, you might find yourself wondering where the rest of the game went. Imagine a bullet-hell shooter in which all the levels have been stripped away. So, instead of fighting waves of enemies to get to an end boss, you engage in one timed boss battle after another. Now imagine you're fighting same boss every time, chipping away at layer upon layer of modular evolution to reveal the heart of the ship, and blast it smithereens once more. After your fi…

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Autumn Dynasty: Warlords invading the App Store next month

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Autumn Dynasty: Warlords invading the App Store next month

Handsome real-time strategy game Autumn Dynasty is getting an iOS follow-up in November. Titled Autumn Dynasty: Warlords, this sequel will move beyond the battlefield, allowing players to erect cities upon conquered lands, and grow their empires and armies through resource management and wise leadership. According to details released by developer Touch Dimension, the central campaign (which allegedly contains 60-hours-worth of missions) can be completed in a number of ways, giving you the power to groom warlords, and pick and choose your battles. These decision aren't arbitrary, either, with apparently insignificant choices capable of creating a chain reaction which could cause your empir…


Tear through the streets in Blur Overdrive on November 1st

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Tear through the streets in Blur Overdrive on November 1st

For those who enjoy racing games with fewer gear-tuning options and more high-voltage taser attacks, 2010's console-based racer Blur was a bit of a godsend.  Unfortunately, despite positive reviews, the hyper-real street racer didn't sell half as well as it should have. Soon after it launched, the developer responsible, Bizarre Creations, closed its doors for good, apparently killing any prospect of a Blur sequel. Well, it turns out there still developers who think the Blur license deserves another shot at pole position. And, thanks to Appcrowd and Marmalade Play, Blur Overdrive will come burning onto the App Store on November 1st. As this is a mobile game, there have been a few ch…


Echo Prime Review

Review Robot Entertainment By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Echo Prime Review

Having touched a nerve last year with its turn-based strategy hit Hero Academy, Robot Entertainment has returned to the iOS battleground with a new game in tow. Obviously keen to try their hand at a combat system with more immediacy than Hero Academy's asynchronous duels, the team has knocked up a a sci-fi-flavoured action-RPG. Here, the combat is real time, and your enemies' feet aren't rooted to tiles on the floor. You take control of a space-marine type who has been charged with ba…

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Grab Knights of the Old Republic for half price now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Grab Knights of the Old Republic for half price now

In the pantheon of Star Wars games, BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic will go down in history as one of the greatest.  It's one of the reasons we were so chuffed when the epic space opera set in that galaxy far, far away jumped onto the App Store earlier this year.  If you were put off by the game's £6.99 / $9.99 price tag, however, then you patience has been rewarded, young padawan. As of this very moment, Knights of the Old Republic is available for half-price. Apart from the new touchscreen-friendly control scheme (which is surprisingly decent) we found the iOS version of KOTOR a near perfect recreation of a truly landmark RPG. Don't believe us? Then we suggest y…


The Wolf Among Us coming to the App Store this autumn

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Wolf Among Us coming to the App Store this autumn

Having floored the critics with is multi-award-winning interactive comic book adaptation The Walking Dead: The Game, Telltale Games is prepping fairytale-inspired follow-up The Wolf Among Us for the App Store. Based on another comic book property - this time the Fables series - The Wolf Among Us casts you as Bigby Wolf, a man with more than a little animal inside him. It's up to Wolf to get to the bottom of a grisly murder, the solving of which will involve interacting other characters pulled from the pages of folklore. Along the way, you'll be forced to make difficult decisions which could have huge repercussions further on in the game. As you can see from the trailer (above) fans…


Hero Academy creator's new game Echo Prime out now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Hero Academy creator's new game Echo Prime out now

Echo Prime, the new sci-fi action-RPG from Hero Academy creator Robot Entertainment, has just warped onto the App Store. While Hero Academy took a turn-based approach to its fantasy fisticuffs, Echo Prime is all about real time swordplay and flying lasers.  Cast as a space marine-looking security operative, you have to a series of vessels and fight your way through an intimidating roster of bio-mechanical aggressors. Helping you along the way are Echoes - ethereal spirits who grant you special powers and perks which can be triggered during battles. There's a touch of Hero Academy's asynchronous multiplayer mojo in the mix, too. If you like, you can call upon other player's Ec…


Catch up with Rayman Fiesta Run on November 7th

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Catch up with Rayman Fiesta Run on November 7th

Everyone's favourite floaty-limbed hero is set to dash onto the App Store again next month. You see, Ubisoft, custodian of the Rayman series, has just announced that auto-runner sequel Rayman Fiesta Run will be available on iOS from November 7th. If you're familiar with last year's Rayman Jungle Run, then you'll understand why we're so excited for this fiery sequel. By combining the visual style of gorgeous console platformer Rayman Origins with short, ingenious levels, and a simple one-touch control scheme, developer Pastagames cooked up a real winner with Rayman Jungle Run. Though this follow-up has been developed by Ubisoft Casablanca, it looks like the team has stuck pretty close to…


DEAD TRIGGER 2 Review

Review MADFINGER Games, a.s. By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
DEAD TRIGGER 2 Review

In a world filled with derivative grey zombie shooters, how do you make yours stand out from the shambling crowd. In the case of Madfinger's 2012 hit Dead Trigger, the answer was simple: make it look fantastic. However, though it was definitely one of the prettiest games on the App Store, it was let down by repetitive gameplay, dull enemies, and freemium grind fatigue. With Dead Trigger 2, Madfinger has attempted to inject some variety into the series, adding new zombie types, more va…

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Terraria 2 should launch on iOS alongside PC version

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Terraria 2 should launch on iOS alongside PC version

In the fight for the title of best 2D craft-'em-up on iOS, there are two major contenders: Terraria, and Junk Jack X. As you have probably noticed from AppSpy's ongoing series The Junk Jack X Files, we've taken to Junk Jack X in a big way. Developed from the ground-up for touchscreen devices, it features a slightly more intuitive interface than Terraria's, and more refined movement controls. However, the fight for mobile supremacy is not over. Terraria creator Andrew Spinks is preparing the battleplan for a second volley, revealing that Terraria 2 should arrive on iOS around the same time that the PC version is launched. Speaking to Pocket Gamer, Spinks said: "I am wanting to code Terra…


Dead Space talent behind F2P shooter Lawless

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Dead Space talent behind F2P shooter Lawless

Publisher DeNA is having a stab at merging third-person shooting and free-to-play mechanics in upcoming gallery shooter Lawless. This 1990s-based blaster is the result of a team-up between two studios: Scattered Entertainment (responsible for freemium FPS The Drowning), and EightPixelSquare (founded by members of the Dead Space: Extraction team). According to Scattered Entertainment head Ben Cousins, Lawless will be "an intense skillful game designed as an ode to classic 'light gun' shooters and filled with the retro Californian feel of '90s bank robber movies." As you can see from the trailer (above), you'll be discharging rounds into law enforcers as you attempt to complete heists in…


EA is developing a mobile version of Battlefield

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
EA is developing a mobile version of Battlefield

Get ready to step back into the line of fire, military shooter fans: EA is currently is working on a mobile version of its Battlefield series. During an interview with the New York Times, head of EA's mobile development Frank Gibeau revealed that his team is in the process of bringing the console shooter franchise to smartphones and tablets. "We are working on a mobile game of Battlefield that will be high-end and high-performance," Gibeau said. Having pointed out that Battlefield's Commander Mode also supports tablet-based play, Gibeau touched on another aspiration for the Battlefield series: cross-platform play. "We're embarking on something no one has ever done before - to get these g…


Papa Sangre II lets you put Boromir in your ears

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Papa Sangre II lets you put Boromir in your ears

The sequel to sound-based horror game Papa Sangre is hoping to make a big bang when it manifests on the App Store this Halloween. Like its predecessor, Papa Sangre II lets you step into the afterlife, and challenges you to escape using only one of your five senses: sound. Using your thumbs to tap out your character's footsteps, you must guide yourself around the Land of the Dead in complete darkness. To help you work out where you are, the game pipes 3D-emulating binaural sound through your headphones, allowing you to orient yourself by judging the distance and direction of objects in the environment. If that wasn't spine-tingling enough, developer Something Else has enlisted the vocal t…


The blue blur is back in Sonic 2 Remastered next month

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
The blue blur is back in Sonic 2 Remastered next month

SEGA is porting a couple of its better Sonic games over to iOS this winter - namely Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sega All-Stars Racing: Transformed. Fans of the spikey-haired rodent may already own the first mobile version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which appeared on the App Store back in 2010. However, if the revamped version of Sonic the Hedgehog is anything to go by, this enhanced edition of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will bring some control improvements, and iron out a few performance-related creases. If racing is more your bag, then you'll be pleased to hear that the sequel to the refreshingly decent Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing will also be gracing the App Store in December. We pra…


Neurokult Review

Review Joerg Doneit By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Neurokult Review

Playing Neurokult is a stressful experience. Not stressful in a bad, 'the kids need new shoes and I spent my last paycheck fixing that leaky pipe in the water closet' way. The good kind of the stressful, where you're trying to keep 20 neon plates spinning as you dash barefooted between them on a moving electrified conveyor belt. Behind its computer chip aesthetic and hacker terminology, Neurokult is colour-matching puzzler. Each level presents you with a wall of coloured discs travell…

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