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Battlefield 3: Aftershock For iPhone To Be Showcased At Gamescom

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
Battlefield 3: Aftershock For iPhone To Be Showcased At Gamescom

Select members of the press will soon get their beady eyes on EA's upcoming FPS Battlefield 3: Aftershock on iPhone for the first (proper) time, as it's shown off by its makers at Gamecom in Cologne. Whilst little is known about the iOS version itself right now, past experience would lead us to expect it’ll involve guns. Lots of guns. The previous Battlefield iteration on iPhone, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, secured 4 stars from our Andrew, so here's hoping its successor can go one better in the autumn. We presume Battlefield 3: Aftershock will launch on Apple's App Store around October 25th, simply because that's the due date for the home console version. As always, though, w…


Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

Gameloft planted themselves firmly on the App Store green with their impressive golf game Let’s Golf 2. Now, Tiger Woods wannabes can start getting excited again, as Let’s Golf! 3 has just driven up the fairway and onto iPhone. Professional swingers can create their own virtual golfing avatar in Let's Golf! 3 with which to chip and putt their way through six 3D locations, including The Great Wall of China. You can tee off against up to three other players, though you won't be able to virtually wrap your club around a tree in anger when you hit nothing but tree. Because Let's Golf! 3 is a free-to-play download, we seriously recommend your downloading it straightaway. If you fi…


Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

The humble iPhone is undoubtedly home to some of the hardest titles around, including bullet-hell shooter Dodonpachi Resurrection and retro gem League of Evil. Meganoid is another to add to that ever-growing list of tough nuts to crack. OrangePixel's game is a 2D platformer reminiscent of the aforementioned League of Evil in both its old skool aesthetic and its hair-tearing, fist-eating difficulty curve. Now, the sadists among you can leap and die over 90 stages in the game's moderately difficult Hero mode, or test your stress glands over 80 levels in the rage-inducing Sarge mode. There’s also the option to plunge to your doom backwards through the first 50 levels of the game via t…


Freemium Strategy Title Kard Combat Gets New Mages, Modes In Update

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
Freemium Strategy Title Kard Combat Gets New Mages, Modes In Update

Canadian developer Hothead Games may be causing something of a stir on the App Store with its baby-punting Kickin Momma game, but that doesn’t mean its freemium strategy game Kard Combat has been forgotten. Kard Combat has just received an update, giving players four new mages (Demon, Chaos, Deception, and Arcane) to choose from and a pair of new game modes - Challenge and Timed. The graphics have also been tarted up slightly in this 4/5 AppSpy rated game, while the obligatory bug fixes have been made. Though the game itself is free to play, there is a full unlock option, which will set you back $9.99. Fancy a hand?…


Get Puzzle Agent and Its Sequel For iPhone On the Cheap

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
Get Puzzle Agent and Its Sequel For iPhone On the Cheap

Telltale Games’s well-regarded Puzzle Agent adventure series has been slashed in price on iPhone until 11th August, with the most recent of the two games also spruced up via an update. The first Puzzle Agent wasn’t half bad at all, earning itself a 4 out of 5 badge here on AppSpy In the sequel, players retake the reins of detective Nelson Tethers, pointing, clicking, and sleuthing their way around the village of Scoggins. Whilst the game has received the obligatory tweaks and refinements in this latest update, it has also been made compatible with the iPhone 3G, meaning those too tight / poor to own an current-gen Apple mobile can also get in on the puzzle-solving action. Puz…


The Island of Dr. Momo Is Ex-Capcom Producer Inafune's Latest Project

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
The Island of Dr. Momo Is Ex-Capcom Producer Inafune's Latest Project

Since badmouthing the entire Japanese game industry, Keiji Inafune has been on a rollercoaster ride of bad press and redundancy. After his ignominious exit from Capcom six months ago, however, one thing he hasn't been is idle. The creator of the Mega Man series has turned away from console and towards mobile gaming in the form of The Island of Dr. Momo. In this casual freemium title, players will take on the role of Dr Momo (Dr Peach in English), a medic aiming to create - via some genetic modification - the cutest creature imaginable. The Island of Dr. Momo will be splicing and cutting its way onto iOS this autumn in Japan, so fingers crossed for a western release, too. Here’s ho…


Snot-Based Arcade Puzzler Gesundheit! Sneezing Onto iPhone Soon

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Snot-Based Arcade Puzzler Gesundheit! Sneezing Onto iPhone Soon

The developers of the excellent Road Blaster and the 5-star UFO on Tape, Revolutionary Concepts, have been working on their latest puzzler since 2007. Gesundheit! will - bless them - finally be spraying its sneeze juices all over the iPhone in the next few weeks. Gesundheit! puts players in the skin of a cute little pig with terrible allergies. When his whole village is kidnapped by bacon-loving monsters, our heroic swine has to journey through 40 levels of hand-drawn puzzles to save them. Once Gesundheit! passes through Apple's rigorous approval system, it will initially cost 99c on iPhone, before rising to $1.99 at some point in the future. Tissues at the ready: here's the vid.…


Cut The Rope ‘Toy Box’ Update Coming Soon To iPhone

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Cut The Rope ‘Toy Box’ Update Coming Soon To iPhone

Fans of ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope can officially rejoice. There are plush toys AND a new ‘Toy Box’ update on the way, with loads of features to sink your sweet teeth into. First off, you'll get 25 fresh levels to gobble up, along with a shiny new gameplay mechanic that involves bouncing the donuts around the screen and between the candy-loving monster Om Nom's lips. Players will be also able to uncover hidden pictures, drawn by the famished fella himself. The developers have shown their humanitarian side, too, by debuting a Star Key, which will enable Cut the Rope newbies to unlock all the boxes without breaking a sweat...or an iPhone. Cut the Rope found a place in our he…


Brilliant Ball-Based Puzzler Gears Down To 99c

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Brilliant Ball-Based Puzzler Gears Down To 99c

While the world - ok, we Brits - continues to reel from the App Store price changes, popular puzzler Gears has been reduced to 99c. Hurrah! Crescent Moon Games's ball-roller won plenty of plaudits on release, most notably, of course, a 5 out of 5 from this very site. And with its luscious visuals and tight swipey-swipey or tilty-tilty controls, it should be easy to see why. To complete Gears is no small task, since it contains 27 levels of challenging 3D puzzles, centred on manoeuvring a ball around a screen full of cogs. Gears also features Game Center support, so bad winners can wipe their high scores in their rival’s pathetic face. Who knows when Crescent Moon will take their ga…


Firemint’s Renamed Spy Mouse Coming Later In Summer

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Firemint’s Renamed Spy Mouse Coming Later In Summer

Firemint - famed developers of the awesome Flight Control and Real Racing series -  have decided to tackle the, err, line-drawing rodent market with their latest IP, Spy Mouse. The aim of the game, originally known as Agent Squeak, is to outfox the evil cats, evade various obstacles, and capture every single piece of cheddar you can see... Or smell. We can’t wait to get our cheesy paws on Firemint’s Spy Mouse, though we'll have to for a little while longer. Firemint revealed the game is due out on iPhone this summer. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer below.…


Firemint's Real Racing Down To 99c

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Firemint's Real Racing Down To 99c

As part of parent company EA's ongoing sale, Australian developers Firemint have slashed the prices on two of their brilliant iOS games. Real Racing, recipient of a five out of five award here on AppSpy, for one, is now a miniscule 99c. Considering our own Damien Chiappara said, “If you love racing games, and can get over the moderate current price, then Real Racing is a great play with tons of play options and deserves a spot on your iPhone,” when the game was full price two years ago, there really is no excuse for missing out while it’s cheap. Real Racing 2, meanwhile, is also on sale at $4.99, a sum which it’s hard to argue against considering we described it as…


Torchwood: Miracle Day Revealed For iPhone

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 2 months ago
Torchwood: Miracle Day Revealed For iPhone

Over at a gaming conference in the UK, BBC Worldwide fuelled the fires of sci-fi fandom with the announcement of a Torchwood game for iPhone, entitled Torchwood: Miracle Day. For those unaware, the new series of the Doctor Who spin-off will be broadcast in the US on the 8th July, with the Brits having to wait six days longer to catch it. And by happy coincidence, the iPhone adaptation of Torchwood: Miracle Day will launch at approximately the same time as the first episode airs. Gameplay details are hush-hush, though we do know that the story will revolve around the Miracle Day conceit of the programme. On the Miracle Day, no one on Earth can die - if you were wondering. We’ll be k…


Chaos Rings Omega Gets Update, New Level Cap, and Boss

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 2 months ago
Chaos Rings Omega Gets Update, New Level Cap, and Boss

Japanese RPG behemoths Square Enix have given their fan base a massive reason to jump back into the wonderfully rendered world of Chaos Rings Omega. The game has been given an update, which takes the level cap up to 110 and slaps in a new hidden boss for you to find and euthanize. There are also two new Piu-Piu collections and a bunch of new weapons to be looted. On the cards in future updates is the addition of Japanese voice acting. Don’t come crying to us if your favourite character turns out to have the voice of a squealing 8-year-old girl, though. We gave Chaos Rings Omega an awesome 5 out of 5 on review. If you give the App Store gatekeepers $11.99, however, it can be all you…


Ghost Harvest Is New Freemium Title From 8lb Gorilla

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 2 months ago
Ghost Harvest Is New Freemium Title From 8lb Gorilla

Burke and Hare would turn in their graves if they realised that, in time, fiddling around with dead bodies for fun could all be done via a freemium iPhone app. Two years after their debut outing Zombies & Me, 8lb Gorilla (EA's micro-studio) returns with a new venture, pitched somewhere between FarmVille and The Addams Family. I mean, why harvest life-giving crops when you could be saving the souls of bucket-kicking space miners, pilots, and other unfortunates? As the cemetery boss, it’s your job to take care of the graves and spruce up the grim locale with trees, mansions, scarecrows and other boo-tiful artefacts. Much like freemium title Smurfs' Village with its Smurfberries,…


Bumpy Road Gets Bumpier With Update

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 2 months ago
Bumpy Road Gets Bumpier With Update

Swedish two-man indie developer team Simogo have given players a reason to jump back into their compulsive and uniquely designed title Bumpy Road. With two new time-attack tracks for the game’s Sunday Trip mode and two entirely new Sprint and Marathon modes to play through, Simogo have really flooded Bumpy Road's engine. In a good way. Throw in the Brake Gizmo, a new obstacle that slows you down mid-flow, and you’ve got a more-than-tidy update package. We gave the “engaging and engrossing” Bumpy Road 5 out of 5 on release barely a month ago, so it’s not always a long and winding road when waiting for updates. It's worth noting, too, that Bumpy Road drove on…