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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Glen Fox'

Pixeljam updates Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork with tilt controls and GameCenter achievements

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
Pixeljam updates Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork with tilt controls and GameCenter achievements

Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork has been updated with a brand new tilt control scheme, rounding out an already sizeable range of control choices. Pixeljam also took the liberty of adding GameCenter achievements, which should please Glorkian Warriors looking to show off their skills, or those simply looking for more meaningful progression. The game has been localized in Italian, French, Spanish, and German as part of this update. We were quite taken with Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork, giving it four stars. At review, we said "It is okay to judge Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork by its appearance - this is a solid shooter elevated above the competition by its comic presentati…


Make your iPhone a microphone with upcoming SingStar companion app

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
Make your iPhone a microphone with upcoming SingStar companion app

SingStar will be making its PS4 debut later this year. Rather excitingly for iOS users, however, is news of the companion app which will launch alongside the new game allowing players to use their iPhone as a microphone. The best part? Beyond the convenience of whipping out your mobile and lauching into a rendition of Gold, a microphone will be displayed on your device's screen, making you feel like a true pop star. The app will work with both PS3 and PS4 versions of SingStar, and will be useable on any of your iOS devices - though we imagine the best experience will be on your smaller iPhone. The companion app will be released alongside SingStar later this year as a free download from th…


Long-awaited sequel Battleheart Legacy set to strike the App Store next week

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
Long-awaited sequel Battleheart Legacy set to strike the App Store next week

Way back in 2011, a gem of an iOS RPG was released featuring an intuitive touch control scheme, colourful and charming cartoon visuals, and a deep skill system. That game was Battleheart, and we rather liked it, giving it 4 stars at review. Battleheart Legacy is the long-awaited sequel to that game. And, judging from the official trailer below, it appears that the excellent control scheme and skill system have remained intact. Surprisingly, the move to 3D hasn't really affected the visual style much at all, with the colourful cast of characters reminiscent of those in the original. The game's charm and sense of humour appears to be present and correct, too. However, while the game's st…


GungHo merging Puzzle & Dragons with Saint Seiya in upcoming crossover game

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
GungHo merging Puzzle & Dragons with Saint Seiya in upcoming crossover game

GungHo has announced that Puzzle & Dragons is getting a crossover title with Japanese manga and anime series Saint Seiya. The proposed game has no release date as of yet, but we do know that characters from the recent Saint Seiya movie Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary will make an appearance. This follows news earlier in the week that Puzzle & Dragons is getting another crossover title with an anime hit, Dragon Ball Kai. Judging from the poster above it would appear that the game will contain traditional Puzzle and Dragons gameplay but set in the world of Dragon Ball Kai. Again, no release date has been confirmed. There have been a few successful Puzzle & Dragons crossovers…


Bandai Namco honours PAC-MAN's 34th birthday with Mayhem Maze update

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
Bandai Namco honours PAC-MAN's 34th birthday with Mayhem Maze update

PAC-MAN turned 34 this year, and to celebrate Bandai Namco has released the Mayhem Maze pack, available now from the App Store. The pack contains three new mazes, available in both the paid-release PAC-MAN and the free PAC-MAN Lite. Each of the new mazes - Cloudy, Dazzle, and Square Dance - contains 20 stages which should pose a challenge for even the most hardened PAC-MAN expert. According to Bandai Namco, the new mazes offer 'non-traditional complex mazes', which suggests a possible new spin on the old formula. The Mayhem Maze pack is available as an IAP within either versions of the game and is priced at £1.49 / $1.99. Head on over to the App Store to get yourself a copy in hon…


Tetris and Scrabble inspired puzzler Crobble is out now on iPhone

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
Tetris and Scrabble inspired puzzler Crobble is out now on iPhone

If you've ever felt that Scrabble just isn't lively enough, or that Tetris doesn't contain enough words, Crobble may be the game for you. Released yesterday on the App Store, Crobble aims to blend the best of both classic puzzlers. You tap on a series of falling lettered-tiles to create words, at which point the letters disappear and net you points. There's a point goal which must be reached in order to pass the level. As with Tetris block, however, if your pileof letters reaches the top of the screen, your game is over. More points can be won by collecting power ups or using modifier tiles. Bombs also fall, so make sure to blow them up to create precious space for more letters. T…


Smashing-looking table tennis sim Table Tennis Touch out now on the App Store

News By Glen Fox, 2 months, 1 week ago
Smashing-looking table tennis sim Table Tennis Touch out now on the App Store

Table tennis has never looked this good before. At least, not on the App Store, where Table Tennis Touch has launched today at a price of £2.49 / $3.99. Though at first, that tag may seem pretty hefty, it's actually incredibly generous when you find out just how much content is on offer. First-off, there's a lengthy and difficult career mode which developer Yakuto Limited has promised offers opponents "so hard you may never win, ever." If challenge is your thing, you can't go wrong here, then. Maybe mini-games are more your style? Table Tennis Touch has you covered here with timed challenges - pitting your ball-manoeuvring skills against moving obstacles, smaller tables, and skitt…


The Week in Video: Third Eye Crime, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Leo's Fortune, and more

Feature By Glen Fox, 3 months ago

To celebrate the timely death of the working week, here's a round-up of all the best review, hands-on, and feature videos we knocked-up on AppSpy over the last five days.  Monument Valley review "Monument Valley is not only an exquisite piece of craftsmanship, but a genuinely delightful adventure with more 'wow' moments than most million-dollar blockbusters." Unpossible review "While Unpossible is a handsome beast, and does offer some initial thrills, the disconnect between your unseen avatar and its hazardous surroundings left us cold." The Boom Beach Diary: Week 3 "I've finally nailed the secret to obtaining larger quantities of wood in Boom Beach!" Leo's Fortune Hands-On…


Unleash the elemental power of Mankind in The Sandbox's new Ecology Campaign update

News By Glen Fox, 3 months ago
Unleash the elemental power of Mankind in The Sandbox's new Ecology Campaign update

Mother Nature simulator The Sandbox has received a new update which adds a brand new campaign featuring 20 extra levels, and a handful of new elements. The 20 new levels- which form the Ecology Campaign -  task you with solving environmental puzzles in order to protect the very planet whose elements you've been manipulating. Examples include preventing deforestation, and combatting pollution. Also included are 13 new elements to help you in your fight for world peace. Oddly enough, 'The Nuke' is one of these elements. How exactly that can be used to protect the environment remains to be seen. You'll be unlocking mana as you go, an in-game currency which is used to purchase differen…


Oddball physics-puzzler Bamba is pedalling its way onto the App Store this week

News By Glen Fox, 3 months ago
Oddball physics-puzzler Bamba is pedalling its way onto the App Store this week

It's safe to say that you won't have seen a mobile title like Bamba before. Bamba is a one-touch physicals puzzler starring a unicycle performer. With a tap of the screen, you can prompt the unicycler to travel backwards or forwards. Starting simple, the first level of the game involves remaining balanced on a platform for a set time without falling off. The difficulty mounts when you also have to avoid a moving hula hoop or a number of bouncing balls, all the while trying to avoid toppling off your mono-wheeled vehicle. You'll find 25 of these levels to conquer when the Bamba is released on the App Store this Friday.…


Glowforth to release chilly platform adventure Last Inua as soon as April 23rd

News By Glen Fox, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Glowforth to release chilly platform adventure Last Inua as soon as April 23rd

Glowforth will release their debut title Last Inua on the App Store in a couple of weeks. Last Inua is a platform adventure in which you take control of an Inuit father and son duo - Ataataq and Hiko respectively - who are on a quest to save the world. You see, their world of the mythical North is under attack by the ancient demon Tonrar. And, as it transpires, Hiko, a boy gifted with supernatural powers, may be the only one who can save it. These abilities allow Hiko to turn into a ball of light to follow a set path through the air. He can also create a path of light which allows him and his father to easily navigate difficult, or non-existant, terrain. It is up to Ataataq, then, to p…


AppSpy Plays: The Wolf Among Us – Part 2 live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am PDT | 12pm EDT)

Feature By Glen Fox, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: The Wolf Among Us – Part 2 live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am PDT | 12pm EDT)

Later today we'll be streaming the second part of our playthrough of The Wolf Among Us. We'll pick up right where we left off in part one, so head on over to our Twitch channel (or watch via the player below) at 5pm BST / 9am PDT / 12pm EDT to join us. The Wolf Among Us is Telltale's most recent point-and-click video game adaptation of a popular franchise. This one is a prequel to the popular graphic novel series, Fables, in which you play as "Bigby" – A.K.A. the Big Bad Wolf. You can expect to meet colourful versions of well-known characters from children's fables, such as Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Beauty and the Beast. We intend to cover the entire series as each…


Clash of Clans meets Pokemon in Here Be Monsters on iPad

News By Glen Fox, 4 months ago
Clash of Clans meets Pokemon in Here Be Monsters on iPad

Ever wished that Clash of Clans had more Pokemon-style monster capturing? Well, you're in luck as Gamesys has just released Here Be Monsters HD. Rather ambitiously, the game allows you to travel the entire world capturing dozens of mythical monsters. Yes, you can finally have your very own Loch Ness monster. In order to capture these fantastical beasts, you'll need to craft a collection of traps and baits. There are 500 blueprints for different snares to collect, so there'll be no shortage of ways of nabbing your own Bigfoot specimen. The collecting gamepaly isn't limited to legendary monsters, mind. You'll also get the opportunity to capture rare and exotic animals on your journey…


AppSpy plays Star Horizon live on Twitch (5pm GMT | 10am PDT | 1pm EDT)

News By Glen Fox, 4 months ago
AppSpy plays Star Horizon live on Twitch (5pm GMT | 10am PDT | 1pm EDT)

Clear your diaries, dear readers. We are inviting you to join us on the AppSpy Twitch channel this evening, where we will be playing Tabasco Interactive's new space shooter Star Horizon.  The stream will go live at 5pm GMT, 10am PDT, and 1pm EDT. And there will be lasers. If you're not familiar with the game, Star Horizon is a space-based flight sim. As such, you can expect to see us weaving past debris and blasting enemy craft to smithereens in true Galactica fashion. At review we gave Star Horizon an admirable 4 out of 5, describing it as "an enjoyable ride that takes us back to classic arcade shooters like Star Fox." To see the game in action, just f…


Inventive block puzzler Shapist reduced to 69p / 99c on iPad

News By Glen Fox, 4 months ago
Inventive block puzzler Shapist reduced to 69p / 99c on iPad

Sliding block-puzzler Shapist has just been reduced to 69p / 99c (down from £1.99 / $2.99) on iPad. Shapist at first appears no different to its block-manipulating genre cousins. It involves trying to clear a space in the shape that will allow you to move to the next level. There is no tutorial and no explanation as to how to proceed. It's pure intuitive trial and error from the get go. However, as you make your way through the game, you'll eventually come across mechanics brand new to the genre. Certain blocks can be shrunk or stretched to fit in a variety of different spaces. Others don't appear to want to move from their initial position, pinging right back as soon as you…