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MotoHeroz Review

Review Ubisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
MotoHeroz Review

Much like CAVE and their predictable, but almost always excellent bullet-hell shooters, RedLynx can be counted upon to add to their collection of time-trial titles. Fresh off the heels of their update to the Draw Race series, MotoHeroz is a side-on time-trial racer, but it's not entirely new for the company as it repackages a stripped down version of the Nintendo Wii title of the same name for the iOS platform. 'Stripped down' has such a nasty sound to it though and all you're likely…

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Flight Control Rocket Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Flight Control Rocket Review

Despite its oddly phrased name, it's hard not to think of Firemint's classic line-drawing title when you hear about their latest game, Flight Control Rocket. This is clearly no mistake as the game is best described as Flight Control with rockets, but the change of venue and theme has opened up new possibilities for greater levels of challenge. Initially, this variety is the game's greatest selling point. Players are initially introduced to a basic form of the line-drawing gameplay. Po…

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Super Lemonade Factory Review

Review Shane Brouwer By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 8 months ago
Super Lemonade Factory Review

Sometimes a game doesn't click with you no matter how amazingly it's presented, and let's not mince words, Super Lemonade Factory is immaculately presented. From the detailed low fidelity pixel art to the groovy chiptune soundtrack, all the way to the intriguing story filled with interesting characters. The thing is though that every aspect of a game needs to work in tandem to deliver a memorable and enjoyable gaming experience and in the gameplay department, at least for us at AppSpy,…

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Bubble Jets Review

Review Joshua Salmon By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Bubble Jets Review

[This is review is featured in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 16th of March, 2012 as its Mini-Review of the week] It's quite possible that as a child you were subjected to the evil frustration that was the water-jet puzzle. While they came in a whole range of styles, their most important feature was a complex maze of blockades that prevented you from successfully floating whatever it was inside the water in to its goal. After several maddening afternoons I must have sworn them off co…

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Gridrunner Review

Review Llamasoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Gridrunner Review

Once again I brace myself for entering in to the hyper-stylized world that Llamasoft inhabits in order to get to grips with their latest release, Gridrunner. Don't be fooled though, this isn't the first time developer Jeff Minter has tinkered with his C64 and VIC-20 title (PC gamers may remember the insane remake from a few years ago), but in what seems like a surprising display of conservative design, the iOS release shares a lot of similarities with the original title. This is great…

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Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

When starting up a game called Fairway Solitaire, the name suggests a lot. “OK”, you think. “Somehow they've combined solitaire with golf. This should be interesting”. Then you're hit with a cheerfully animated introduction about the age old war between golf and gophers before being thrown into a puzzle game with not only intriguing mechanics, but plenty of personality. Not every course in this game (and there are many on offer) is eighteen holes, but the basic…

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Lume Review

Review State of Play Games By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Lume Review

What's more enjoyable in a game to you? Having an intro and tutorial that sets up the world and how to play, or just dropping you into this new world and having to figure everything out yourself? Both have their pros and cons but seeing LUME is a game of puzzles set in a world of abstract art, perhaps having little prompting as the game opens is best. Oh there's this story about visiting your grandfather with him being nowhere to be found, but that seems all too ancillary to the experi…

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Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus Review

Review Akaoni Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus Review

While I'm inclined to enjoy the odd round of Cabal, Blood Bros. or Wild Guns, the genre of running and gunning on a single screen never really appealed - this was mostly a fault of the controls as there was no real intuitive way to pair moving your character and aiming and shooting in a seamless way. Zombie Panic in Wonderland by Akaoni Studios took a fresh stab at things on the Wii, but now the 'new and improved' Plus version is available for iOS gamers to check out. And the immediat…

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BlockHopper Review

Review Green Pixel By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
BlockHopper Review

Puzzle platformers take many shapes but it's nice to see one that advocates creating your own pathways. The goal is out of reach, and for some reason our little protagonist Bit needs to find his way there. What is one to do? Luckily the omnipotent player has the ability to travel into block mode, pop down some platformers ripe for the jumping to allow Bit to travel on his merry way. OK, so the player isn't completely omnipotent. Each level you have a handful of blocks of different var…

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Towers N' Trolls Review

Review Ember Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Towers N' Trolls Review

While playing Towers N' Trolls by Ember Entertainment, I caught myself thinking, 'Nice! A tower defense game that goes back to the basics!'. Unfortunately, not long after that, I was still thinking the same thing, but this time it had a slightly more sarcastic edge to it. This may sound mean-spirited, but let me explain... What you get in Towers N' Trolls is a tower defense title that acts as almost a text-book definition of how to execute a game in the genre. You have your basic towe…

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On the Hop Review

Review Cassiop Games By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
On the Hop Review

Part of what makes a good platformer is simplicity in control. On the iPhone this can lead to a disadvantage as you're missing the tactile feedback of a d-pad, analogue stick or buttons, and most platformers try to replicate these control schemes with the touch screen. The best examples of the genre on the platform are those that try and work around this limitation, using the advantages and simplicity of touch controls to create a memorable platforming experience. On the Hop succeeds i…

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Spice Bandits Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Spice Bandits Review

In one of the more funny introductions to a game we've encountered in a while, Spice Bandits introduces the Spice Bandits, a galactic brand of pirates who plunder entire worlds in search of their precious addictive habit. Now they've set their sites on Earth. Most games would have you fight back the invading forces, but not this one. Do you have what it takes to help the pirates beat back Earth's defense force all in the name of spice? If so, please continue with the review. Once the…

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Blot Review

Review Majestic Software By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Blot Review

A lot of the time it can be hard to be a fair when you see so many instances of the same game. The trick then becomes to look for the innovative or failing that, what the title has to offer in terms of fun. Blot is essentially Jetpack Joyride taking place on a student's school notebook full of sketches. It is this setting however that provides the angle for which reviewing yet another Jetpack Joyride clone can be tackled. You control a blot of ink weaving its way through the hazards o…

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Hello Copter Review

Review Sarcastic Hedgehog Ltd By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Hello Copter Review

Game association can be an interesting thing. Playing Hello Copter invokes images of the old PC game Lander (or Lunar Lander as it was sometimes known). Those who have played Lander and are watching this video review are probably wondering what we're on about. It all comes down to the controls. This is your standard control scheme of touch to go higher and release to drop down. So many games use this that it's become rather commonplace. Where Hello Copter differs is adding a large amo…

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Triple Town Review

Review Spry Fox, LLC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Triple Town Review

Additional Note From Dave - At the moment we currently don't have a system that provides reviewer based recommendations or thumbs up. Despite this, Triple Town has been considered a personal thumbs up from Dave Flodine, so take that as you will ;) Creating a truly addictive game is quite the balancing act. For starters, it has to be easy to pick up and play. After that, every move a player makes has to pour out possibilities, plus the need to make the next move, and the move after tha…

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