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Strategy Title King of Dragon Pass Celebrates Birthday With New $5.99 Price Point

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years ago
Strategy Title King of Dragon Pass Celebrates Birthday With New $5.99 Price Point

When it's our birthday, we like to celebrate with heaps of presents, piles of cards, enough booze to sink a small ship, and copious amounts of lovely cake. Developer A Sharp, on the other hand, is celebrating the 12th birthday of King of Dragon Pass by slashing its price, meaning you can now pick up the strategy title for the reduced cost of $5.99. If you're unfamiliar with the game, it's a complex menu-based title set in the fictional world of Glorantha, which challenges you to overcome an almost endless wave of random events. These include choosing whether to share valuable resources with nearby clans, or telling them to get lost - both of which affect later events. King of Dragon Pass…


Com2uS's Tower Defense: Lost Earth Updated With Additional Power-Ups

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Com2uS's Tower Defense: Lost Earth Updated With Additional Power-Ups

You may not necessarily be aware of this, but the term 'tower defense' is copyrighted. The copyright-holder is none other than Com2uS, who waited almost three years before actually cashing in on their lucrative TD trademark (serial number 3442002. Honestly.). Was it worth the wait for an 'official' tower defense on iPhone, then? Yes and no. Yes, because Tower Defense: Lost Earth is undeniably polished, full of game modes, and rewards high score seekers. No, because there's nothing really new or innovative about this particular tower defence experience. Still, we awarded it a handsome 4/5 on review, and we're stoked to see it updated by the developers with additional power-ups, includin…


Racer Riptide GP Now Thrashing Around Water-Filled Courses For $2.99

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years ago
Racer Riptide GP Now Thrashing Around Water-Filled Courses For $2.99

Wave Race-esque racer Riptide GP splashed into the App Store just last week, but it's already managed to unearth a nifty shortcut and speed straight into a sale. The game allows you to jump on the back of one of six high-powered jet skis and compete with other racers through futuristic cities, strange research facilities, and twisting canals, en route to a podium finish. If any of your opponents seem to have the upper hand, you earn a boost by pulling off some gnarly stunts, and change your enviroment mid-race using interactive triggers.  You can grab Riptide GP from the App Store for just $2.99 for a limited time.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 28 October 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 28 October 2011

Additional Links:Snoopy's Street Fair Preview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB2aGhC-clMNAMCO BANDAI on iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/artist/namco-networks-america-inc./id281656478?mt=8Ocarbot iTunes Link - http://itunes.apple.com/app/ocarbot/id468638546?mt=8Modern Combat 3 Review - http://www.appspy.com/modern-combat-3-fallen-nation-review…


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas Possibly Coming To iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas Possibly Coming To iPhone

You know how we - and probably you - got all kinds of excited, breathless, and anxious at the news that Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition was being ported to iPhone? Get ready for a similar emotional onslaught. Digital Trend's Adam Rosenberg was lucky enough to be invited deep into Rockstar's New York lair earlier this week for a hands-on preview of said open-world crime adventure on iPhone and iPad. In between running down pedestrians and admiring the character modelling, Rosenberg coaxed a tantalising admission out of one of the Rockstar reps: And yes, since you're probably wondering: It would be a 'technical challenge' to deliver mobile ports of Vice City and San Andreas,…


Reckless Racing 2 Speeding Onto the iPhone Track In December

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Reckless Racing 2 Speeding Onto the iPhone Track In December

I have yet to meet a person who dislikes Reckless Racing on iPhone. I have yet to meet a person who dislikes Lionel Messi, either. But that’s neither here, nor there. What IS important, though, is that the sequel to top-down driving sim Reckless Racing (Reckless Getaway is more a spin-off than a sequel, fact fans) will be accelerating onto the App Store pretty darn soon. Polarbit have announced that Reckless Racing 2 should be out in time for Xmas, so start updating your Christmas list forthwith. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Polarbit have tuned up the Reckless Racing engine with longer circuits, a single-player campaign, and improved artwork. While you’re counting dow…


Grab Jetpack Joyride For Free On App Store Facebook Page

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Grab Jetpack Joyride For Free On App Store Facebook Page

Remember when id Software ran that Facebook promotion whereby RAGE HD on iPhone would go free if 100,000 peeps 'Liked' the studio's page? Well, Aussie developers Halfbrick have gone one better. If you should happen to be out social networking this afternoon, why not put that webcam down and pop across to the official App Store page. For there, you will discover riches beyond your wildest dreams. Or more accurately, Halfbrick's phenomenal endless-flying game Jetpack Joyride ready to be downloaded for absolutely zip. The star of Halfbrick's one-touch wonder, Barry Steakfries, by the way, was recently joined by Honest Phil in a major update - presumably, Barry was feeling lonely. Jetpack J…


Retro Shooter Hypership Out of Control Now Hurtling Through Space For Free

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 1 month ago
Retro Shooter Hypership Out of Control Now Hurtling Through Space For Free

You can now grab Fun Infused Games's retro-themed space shooter Hypership Out of Control and head into space without having to spend a penny. This is all thanks to a (presumably) limited-time sale that has seen its 99c price tag removed and tossed into a virtual bin. In Hypership Out of Control, you just happen to be the pilot of a constantly accelerating starship, which is suffering from faulty brakes. Your job, then, is to steer your careering craft around asteroids, coloured blocks, space mines, and other deadly hazards. Stay alive, basically. Oh, and rack up those high scores. Apple's social gaming network Game Center is on board with a bunch of leaderboards, which provide both long…


Miniclip's Year One Library Of Games Racks Up 50 Million Downloads

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 1 month ago
Miniclip's Year One Library Of Games Racks Up 50 Million Downloads

Flash games specialists Miniclip can safely call their move into mobile gaming a success, with its year one library of iOS titles amassing more than 50 million downloads. Some of these games - which include iStunt 2 - Snowboard, Gravity Guy, and Fragger - even managed to attract one million downloads per day during their hottest period, thanks in no small part to their presence at the top of the US App Store's free releases chart. Sergio Varanda, Miniclip's mobile head, had this to say about Miniclip's maiden year on the mobile scene: We're simply blown away with the success we've achieved in such a short time with our new mobile division. The team we've assembled is world class and will…


Disney's Where's My Water? Receives Fresh Chapter With 20 New Levels

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Disney's Where's My Water? Receives Fresh Chapter With 20 New Levels

'Where's my wallet?' 'Where's my car?' 'Where's my mobile?' These are all questions you'll probably ask yourself at least once a week. If you're lucky. 'Where's My Water?', meanwhile, is an issue that's only just arisen in my household. The reason? It's more addictive than jellybeans. Disney's iPhone physics-puzzler Where's My Water stars Swampy the Alligator, an eccentric reptile with a hygiene obsession and a set of faulty bath pipes. To help Swampy bathe in peace, comfort, and unpolluted water, you'll have to guide 'his' aqua through 100 levels filled with algae, triggers, and traps. Make that 120, actually. That's because the creators of Where's My Water? have issued the next chapte…


Hands-On Preview of Russian Dancing Men by SmashMouth Games

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Hands-On Preview of Russian Dancing Men by SmashMouth Games

SmashMouth Games gives us a chance to check out their upcoming rhythm title based on the Weebl's-Stuff universe. Russian Dancing Men is scheduled for release on Thursday, 27th October, 2011. Transcript:Saying 'I like the videos at Weebl's-Stuff' is like saying 'I like funny things on the Internet' - it's hard not to have come across one or two of the cartoons with their catchy songs built around abstract humor. To be honest I hadn't even considered the idea of such a site ending up with an iOS title, but SmashMouth Games has not only turned the animations of Weebl in to a game, they've done it in an ingenious way. If you haven't heard of songs like Badgers, Magic…


iBomber Defense Developers Cobra Mobile Get Nominated For A Scottish BAFTA

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 1 month ago
iBomber Defense Developers Cobra Mobile Get Nominated For A Scottish BAFTA

Dundee-based developers Cobra Mobile have been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA 2011 Award, thanks to their popular tower defence hit iBomber Defense. First released for iOS - and subsequently ported to the Mac App Store - iBomber Defense earned a 4/5 at review. On the subject of the BAFTA recognition, Mark Ettle, Cobra Mobile's MD, said: iBomber Defense has been a massive critical and financial success for Cobra Mobile. The game has also become a gateway product and opened up all new hardware and software distribution platforms for the company to explore. It's always an honour to get an award nomination for any product you've created and a BAFTA nomination is one of the best. iBomber Def…


Friday News Wrap-Up 21 October 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 21 October 2011

Additional Links:GTA III 10th Anniversary Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKlW2OuYFa0XIII Gameplay - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2syfeLn7RsProfessor Layton Mystery Room Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ysznO8Bf5MSlide To Play Hands On Modern Combat 3 - http://www.slidetoplay.com/story/modern-combat-3-fallen-nation-hands-on-previewPlease Stay Calm iTunes - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/please-stay-calm-zombie-apocalypse/id431638774?mt=8Mage Gauntlet Review - http://www.appspy.com/mage-gauntlet-review…


Gameloft Confirm Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Gameloft Confirm Order & Chaos Online Accounts Have Been Hacked

Here's your AppSpy public service announcement for the week. In conversation with our sister site Pocket Gamer, French studio Gameloft have admitted that a number of Order & Chaos Online players have had their accounts hacked. Without wishing to sound too alarmist, no one knows for certain how the Gameloft Live servers have been breached and quite how many gamers have been caught up in this security breach. Order & Chaos Online, by the way, is Gameloft's iPhone homage to ultra-popular real-time MMORPGs like World of Warcraft. And as anyone who has ever played - or witnessed somebody in their close family play - one of these utterly absorbing and compelling adventure romps will te…


DNA Interactive Bringing Popular BBC Series Merlin To iPhone In Early 2012

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 1 month ago
DNA Interactive Bringing Popular BBC Series Merlin To iPhone In Early 2012

Despite the fact that games based on movies and TV shows are generally distinctly average, publisher DNA Interactive is bringing a spin-off of BBC series Merlin to the iPhone. Merlin, the Game - as it's cleverly named - will be an episodic point-and-click adventure that thrusts you into the role of the young wizard himself. You'll be embarking on a quest to aid both Arthur and Guinever, but what that quest entails is yet to be revealed. What we do know, however, is that you'll be doing a spot of puzzle solving and having a right good old chinwag. This, of course, isn't the first iPhone game to be adapted from a popular BBC IP, with Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time and Torchwood: Web of Lies…