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Worm Run out on iOS Next Week

News By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Worm Run out on iOS Next Week

Procedurally generated endless runner with swipe controls in which you are a space janitor named Zeke Tallahassee who is being pursued by a ravenous giant space worm. Well my interest is piqued. Worm Run is being released on the 21st of February and will cost $0.99. Have a look at the trailer. It looks innovative and odd enough to be worth a play. Keep a look out for this one next week!…

Roar Rampage Review

Review FDG Mobile Games GbR By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Roar Rampage Review

There are a lot of early gaming memories associated with the game Rampage. Taking the form of a gigantic mutant ape, lizard, or wolf, your goal was to wreck havoc by punching buildings and eating citizens all over the United States. In Roar Rampage, the goal is to wreck havoc by punching buildings with a giant lizard, but that's where the similarities end. This dino needs all the help it can get as you whip its giant noodle arm adorned with boxing glove at city structures, as well as u…

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Rise of the Blobs Review

Review Robot Invader By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Rise of the Blobs Review

Observe the valiant marshmallow, standing atop his pillar of righteousness, casting down fruit at any lowly blob that dares rise above its station. OK, so that's not what's happening here in Rise of the Blobs, well aside from the marshmallow and the pillar... and the blobs of course. Think of this as a rotating reverse Tetris in which you need to be vigilant, surveying around the spire, while throwing the right colored fruit on the right colored blob so you can tap it, make it go squis…

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App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 11th February, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 11th February, 2013)

Hey hey readers! It's time for yet another edition of your favourite regular feature on the site, the App Wrap Up! As always we're going to take a look at some trailers of released games that may have fallen under the radar. These games were chosen as while they may not have wide spread appeal, there is something about them that looks interesting. Let's get started!   Food Run HD (Pixels on Toast) I dunno, there's just something about not only leading a parade of running food items through a level that amuses me, but the levels themselves look well designed with a nice sense of flow. Might be worth checking out for platformer fans.[App Store Link]   Diibs Odyssey (Boxed Pig)…

Dungelot Review

Review Red Winter Software Limited By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Dungelot Review

The rogue-like is a very niche and hardcore game genre. Simply, they are dungeon crawling RPGs that follow the design of the game Rogue, released in 1980. They often share a map overview perspective, rely on random levels, usually have a form of permanent death, and are notoriously difficult and unforgiving. Dungelot is an attempt to introduce a more casual player to the genre through a simple tap interface and streamlining the exploration and leveling mechanics. Is this attempt at acc…

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Momonga Pinball Adventures Review

Review Paladin Studios By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Momonga Pinball Adventures Review

Momonga Pinball Adventures is the story of a tribe of Japanese flying squirrels that are captured by a clan of owls, and thus our hero Momo is mentored by a Panda to go and save them, later running into a Mole on the journey. This is going to be one of those games isn't it. The core gameplay is pinball, as you use paddles to fling Momo against targets and through passageways all the way to the end of each individual level. There's something fascinating about taking the mechanics of a h…

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QI's Top iPhone Games for January 2013

News By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
QI's Top iPhone Games for January 2013

The new year has come, the first month has passed, and it's time to have a look at our sister site, the Quality Index to see what their aggregation said about the top 10 games for January. Here we go!   1. Hungry Oni2. Joe Danger3. Hundreds4. The Lords of Midnight5. Scribble Hero6. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes7. Momonga Pinball Adventures8. Banana Kong9. The Blockheads10. Pixel Defenders Puzzle Our own top 3 for January will be out around Monday I am told, and there are a couple titles on the QI list that might be included. Which are they? Well you can either make an educated guess, or wait and find out![QI Top iPhone Games for…

The DRM Death Ray Manta Review

Review PsychicParrot Games By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
The DRM Death Ray Manta Review

The DRM Death Ray Manta is a game that I shall hereafter refer to as just Death Ray Manta. It is an exercise in sense-overload as you are bombarded with hyper-kinetic visuals, a pulsing soundtrack, and levels that either end in victory or defeat before you've even gotten your bearings. What type of game is it? Think Robotron 2084 with an epileptic makeover. It's been getting a lot of positive buzz around review circles if the quotes are to be believed, so let's see if there's anything…

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Pixel People Review

Review EA Chillingo By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Pixel People Review

Earth, gone. The human race, pretty much destroyed. Send in the clones! It's time to repopulate the species among the stars; to create a clone based utopia. First up, let us preface this review with a warning. This is a true freemium title. Many of the actions in this game take time to complete (up to a few minutes worth). All the time based actions can be sped up by using the utopium resource which is the in-app currency. Despite this, Pixel People strives to give you things to do so…

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Goats and Gadgets

News By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Goats and Gadgets

On first view, this looks like not only another physics puzzler, but one that you'd find on a flash browser games' site. After watching the trailer for a little longer however, I was struck with intrigue. The robo goat cannon, the teleporters, the yeti; this looks like it might be pretty enjoyable. Have a look for yourself. The game will be released on the iOS platform on February 15th, and will be priced at US $0.99.…

Cognition - A 4 part Adventure Game Series for the iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Cognition - A 4 part Adventure Game Series for the iPad

Originally for PC and Mac Release (which is what the following trailer is advertising), this intriguing looking point and click (or point and tap as we should maybe call them on iOS) adventure game is releasing its first episode on iPad sometime this month. Have a look at the trailer. Boasting alternate paths along with its art style, it has similarities to Telltale's The Walking Dead, which is a pretty strong comparison to have. Let's see if it delivers upon release.…

Training Zombies

News By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Training Zombies

See, it's train, as in the noun, but I'm using it as a verb. Eh, never mind. Coming out this Thursday on the 7th of February is Zombies & Trains. Yes I know what you're thinking, "Oh dear, yet another zombie game", but have a look at the trailer. I was pleasantly surprised. The gameplay looks like a lot of fun, allowing the tracks to be used as dealers of death, and the visual and audio feedback upon smooshing zombies is pretty engaging. Whether or not the game has longevity will most likely be up to the level design and the power-ups, but this does look like an entertaining  new way to dispatch the undead.…

Undead Soccer Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Undead Soccer Review

Late last year, The Bowling Dead was released, a novel take on the over-saturated zombie genre that had you flinging bowling balls at zombies. To be honest, we didn't foresee that other sports might also lend themselves to killing the undead, so the release of Undead Soccer kind of caught us by surprise. You flick soccer balls at zombies before they can reach you and munch your face off. A simple, and somewhat engaging premise, but like so many games on the iOS platform these days, a h…

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Banana Kong Review

Review FDG Mobile Games GbR By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
Banana Kong Review

Most gamers are familiar with the subtle changing of the name Donkey Kong to avoid copyright infringement from aping (if you'll pardon the pun) the famous movie about the giant gorilla and the woman that loved him. Banana Kong has a similar smell about it, trying to attach itself to a more popular property. However, while Donkey Kong could at least excuse itself with an innovative and engaging play experience, Banana Kong is just another endless runner clone built around in-app purchas…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending 1st February, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 6 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 1st February, 2013)

Hey hey loyal readers! It's been a while since our last App Wrap Up (well a couple weeks). Appspy has been a little quieter than usual, what with the Australia day long weekend followed by cyclonic weather that severely hampered local internet. Driving through a flooded road was also a frightening and completely stupid experience that I engaged in during this madness. Well, with all that behind us, let's have a look at some interesting game trailers and see if there's anything that might cause you to take the plunge and give one of these games a try.   Cowbell Hero (Digital Hero Games, LLC) This is mainly here for novelty factor. As a rhythm game it doesn't look like it offers much…