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Trenches II Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Trenches II Review

It's been almost two years since the original Trenches was released on the iPhone and both fans of the original and of head-to-head castle defense games should be happy with what's on offer here. It's the great war, and taking control of either the British, German, or French forces, it's up your superior intelligence as a battlefield general to make sure your troops gain ground and win the conflict in your favor. If you've played the original you'll be right at home with the gameplay.…

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Snoticles Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Snoticles Review

Be honest, unless you're a young boy, you probably aren't going to be enticed by four blobs of snot called the Snoticles. We here at AppSpy don't blame you as we were pretty apprehensive loading up this title, despite it being from Adult Swim and the great track record of quality games they've had this year. Boy were we wrong. While it won't set the world on fire, Snoticles is a solid and fun physics puzzle experience. Zit, Dread, Spark, and Snot are the Snoticles and they're here to…

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Stretched Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Stretched Review

Stretched could have one of the simplest and easiest to understand premises seen in video gaming. Yes, even simpler than 'a gorilla has stolen my girlfriend'. You play a depressed ball. He's so close to reaching the bubbles of happiness, but he needs some assistance to go the distance. Through eighty four stages it's up to the player to shake the blues away. Each level plays a little like a mix of angry birds and cut the rope. The ball is moved by stretching back, lining up the trajec…

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Crazy Bomber Review

Crazy Bomber Review

Calm down everybody. This game has nothing to do with terrorists. Well unless you believe the Bomberman franchise has connections to terrorism. I mean, bombs have plenty of other uses than blowing stuff up... right? Anyways, pick your cute little monster and help them blow up all the nasties that inhabit each stage. This is what Crazy Bomber is all about. The allusions to Bomberman stated previously are very apt. You move via a d-pad and pressing the bomb button will drop a bomb, that…

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Tank Riders Review

Review Polarbit By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Tank Riders Review

Tank Riders gives the impression of a game from a by-gone era. Some of you will remember such strategic action games like Herzog Zwei and Return Fire, which really were more action than strategy. Whether it's clearing the level of enemies or simply getting to the exit, Tank Riders has the same vibe as you tread around the landscape and blast the holy balls out of the opposition. The tank is controlled by an arcade stick at the bottom left of the screen. It turns invisible when not pre…

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Let Me Out Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Let Me Out Review

Show me the way to go home. I'm tired and I want to go to bed. I was trapped inside a book about an hour ago and it's doing things to my head. Is it a good or bad thing when your game's premise can be surmised by changing a few words in a drinking song? An unlucky little book dragon has been sucked into the pages of the tome it was reading and now through the use of cannons and strategically placed beams of wood, the golden pages need to be collected to send it home. Each level has t…

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Raccoon Rising Review

Review Romper Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Raccoon Rising Review

A game is definitely more than the sum of its parts, yet especially in reviews, we tend to evaluate certain areas separately. For instance in Raccoon Rising, a reviewer might be completely blown away by the detailed art and clever use of 3d in the visuals, but totally be put off by the mechanics of the game itself. With your home being attacked by robots, it's time to put those ninja raccoon powers to use. The gameplay revolves around vertical climbing. Tapping the screen will send yo…

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Major Mayhem Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Major Mayhem Review

Ninjas are attacking and they've taken your girlfriend somehow. That's the premise of Adult Swim's latest foray into mobile gaming. As Major Mayhem, you need to travel deep into the heart of enemy territory and slaughter hundreds of ninjas mercilessly to make the world safer... and for booty. The game has sort of a Time Crisis / Operation Wolf vibe to it. You run from cover to cover and you pop out to mow down ninjas. Your gun is fired by tapping the screen where you want to shoot, an…

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W.E.L.D.E.R. Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
W.E.L.D.E.R. Review

Being a welder of words admittedly sounds rather poncy. However, there's no better explanation for the task set upon you in... 'W.E.L.D.E.R.'. Luckily swapping tiles to create words is a lot of fun, and thanks to some interesting little gameplay additions, a rather unique experience among word and puzzle games is to be had. The core of the game is a mix of Bejeweled and Scrabble. Tiles can be swapped horizontally, vertically, and diagonally to create words of four letters or more. The…

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Space Tripper Review

Review True Axis By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Space Tripper Review

The shoot em up is a pretty standard genre in video gaming nowadays. Indeed it takes something special to get noticed. Is Space Tripper worth noticing? Let us find out. Your ship is controlled by tilting. Weapon fire is automatic, and tapping the screen on the left and the right side will accomplish different things. The left side will change your weapon from a single fire option to a triple spray. The spray covers more area but is weaker. Both can be upgraded by picking up power upgr…

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Box Cat Review

Review Rusty Moyher By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Box Cat Review

Upon first play, Box Cat seems a little bit of a revenge tale. Cats have been the bane of the night-time motorist for a long while, and sadly many are accidentally hit. Box Cat is here to turn the tables by smashing into as many cars as possible, causing chain reactions resulting in pileups, and making trucks explode. Each level starts on a city street. As Box Cat (or any of his unlockable cat cousins) you move back and forth, slamming into cars and sending them spinning out of contro…

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Superman Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Superman Review

GASP! What's this? A Superman game that isn't an abysmal failure of form and function? We here at Appspy are as surprised as you are! Let's face it, the man of steel has not had good representation in the videogame arena over the years. It's a shame too, as with a character who possesses such power and speed, there could be some great gameplay possibilities. While not delivering the answer to the prayers of those looking for the Superman equivalent of an Arkham Asylum, DC Comics have c…

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RPM: Gymkhana Racing Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
RPM: Gymkhana Racing Review

When it comes to sports and racing games, players usually fall into two camps. Do you prefer a simulation game style, or an arcade one? RPM falls in the latter category as it is focused primarily on drifting, and accomplishing many varied and strange tasks while drifting. The game is controlled from an overhead 3rd person view. Hitting the accelerator will propel your car forward but since the slightest shift in turn will begin the drifting that is at the center of the game, you need…

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Tiny Token Empires Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Tiny Token Empires Review

The politics of the ancient world are always good fodder for gaming, mainly due to the main solution to the problems of two nations in that day was to go to war with each other. Tiny Token Empires makes light of these global conflicts in a turn based strategy game that meshes risk, puzzle quest, and the base building of the real time strategy genre. There are two main screens a player will become familiar with over the course of the game. There is the combat screen, and the over-world…

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Rocket Riot™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Rocket Riot™ Review

Pure unadulterated pixelated mayhem. This is what the general state of play in Rocket Riot represents. The pirate Blockbeard has stolen everyone's legs, so you need the use of a rocket just to get around. This premise sets the stage for level upon level of shooting fun as enemies gang up on you, sports games are played, and the environment blows up in consistent gooey chunks. Unfortunately this fun is hampered somewhat by the controls. A context sensitive arcade stick will appear wher…

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