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Shiny PopCap Puzzler Bejeweled 2 + Blitz Goes Free

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 2 months ago
Shiny PopCap Puzzler Bejeweled 2 + Blitz Goes Free

Everybody's favourite PopCap-produced jewel-themed puzzler has just gone free. If you were sitting on the fence about coughing up the dough, now's your chance to snag this bobby dazzler free of charge. And if you don't know what Bejeweled 2 + Blitz is (you call yourself a gamer?), we'll let you off this time and clue you in. Imagine a grid of shiny gems. Now, imagine you score points every time you eliminate some from play: to do that, you just swap them around and match them up. Congratulations, you just imagined Bejeweled 2 + Blitz! Don't get any funny ideas, though - it may be simple, but it ain't always easy. We gave it a sparkling 4/5 on review, so it's very probably the best Beje…


Modern Combat 2 On Sale, Modern Combat 3 Inbound

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Modern Combat 2 On Sale, Modern Combat 3 Inbound

Do you recall Jigsaw - sorry, me - inviting you to play a fun and exciting game last Wednesday? Yes, you do: it was called "Guess Gameloft's next FPS on iPhone", and the only clue supplied was a military-based piece of artwork. See, you do remember. As it transpires, the French studio weren't actually teasing a forthcoming first- or third-person shooter with their 'Join the resistance' tagline, 99c dog tag, and upturned round of bullets. No, instead, those little Gameloft teases were referring to an existing title: Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus. So, after all of that speculation and hype, Gameloft and I are delighted to inform you that their 5-star modern-day blast-'em-up has been redu…


Friday News Wrap-Up 26 August 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 26 August 2011

Grand Prix Story footage owned by AndroidSPIN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsHzk7MbIoGrand Prix Story images care of Famitsu - http://www.famitsu.com/news/201108/18048711.html…


Gobble Up Action-Platformer Muffin Knight On 1st September

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Gobble Up Action-Platformer Muffin Knight On 1st September

What do Angry Mob Games's four-star twin-stick shooter Guerrilla Bob and their upcoming iPhone platformer Muffin Knight have in common, please? Pace. Lots of it. In fact, to describe the wise-cracking antics of the aforementioned Bob as anything less than 'frantic' would be to lie. (Plus, 'frantic antics' has a nice ring to it.) Muffin Knight, in all fairness, doesn't feature quite as much bullet-hell blasting as Guerrilla Bob, but more than compensates in other areas. For starters, the story of a young boy transformed into a knight by an aggrieved cake-baking fairy is, well, unique. The gameplay twist in which the accursed whippersnapper changes into a different creature every time he…


Edge Extended Now Available In All Good Apple Stores

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Edge Extended Now Available In All Good Apple Stores

Mobigame promised that their semi-sequel Edge Extended would be heading to iPhone "this summer". And with only six days to spare, that promise was upheld. If you never got around to playing the original Edge puzzle game, let me explain... From an isometric perspective, your mission is to drag an oddly characterful cube around a series of levels to the exit, taking extreme care not to fall of the paths. In Edge Extended, there are 44 levels, in fact, complemented by 23 perfectly pitched minimalist tunes and a few new gameplay mechanics. Those in possession of an iPhone 4 will appreciate that the French developers have included Retina display support in this cube-shifting experience. Tho…


Spy Mouse Sneaks Onto the New Zealand App Store

News By Alexander Taylor, 3 years, 2 months ago
Spy Mouse Sneaks Onto the New Zealand App Store

Over in New Zealand, lucky iPhone punters already have the opportunity to download Spy Mouse, Firemint's line-drawing puzzler that we had our beady eyes on last month. No worries, though, for the rest of the world will be able to join in the cheese-grabbing, cat-avoiding fun later tonight. Once the game touches down in your neck of the woods, you'll find 72 stages (spread across six different game worlds), loads of achievements, and a host of secret levels. Spy Mouse retails for 99c, but if you fancy grabbing it for free, you can enter Firemint's ongoing competition here. Or if you happen to be a regular patron of Starbucks in the US, Spy Mouse will be offered as part of the iTunes 'Pick…


Solve The Mystery In New iPhone Puzzler 1112 episode 03

News By Alexander Taylor, 3 years, 2 months ago
Solve The Mystery In New iPhone Puzzler 1112 episode 03

The mysterious adventures of Louis Everett in Agharta Studio's 1112 puzzle series on iPhone continue today, as the third instalment is released on iPhone. Expect to learn more about the causes of your bizarre headaches and strange dreams during your and Louis's reintroduction to the town of Jalonsville. This latest chapter in Louis's ongoing narrative will apparently be longer than the first two put together, so hopefully it should answer any questions you might have had. Hopefully. The second episode in this gripping tale earned 5 stars from AppSpy on review, so the quality of the storytelling is beyond dispute. Find out if 1112 episode 03 can match its predecessor's superb script now…


Ride Some Crazy Waves With Eddie The Pig on iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Ride Some Crazy Waves With Eddie The Pig on iPhone

Kelly Slater, Duke Kahanamoku, Johnny Utah: all legendary figures in the surfing world. To that Hall of Fame, we shall soon be adding Eddie, Eddie the Pig. I'm convinced. Eddie's the star of DnD Studios's ePig Surf, a casual, tilt-based, 99c adventure in which you steer the surfing swine over the thrashing waves. Being an amiable little grunter, Eddie has acquired a huge number of aquatic friends on his boarding travels over the summer. Unfortunately for our favourite squealer, any physical contact from the local dolphins, turtles, and octopi will result in a wipeout. Oh, and should Eddie bump into an inconveniently placed island or whirlpool, that's Game Over, too. One thing Eddie wil…


Grand Prix Story To Be Next Kairosoft iPhone Management Sim

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Grand Prix Story To Be Next Kairosoft iPhone Management Sim

Since my last post on time-management sim specialists Kairosoft, the Japanese studio have published not one, but two more forms of legalised iPhone crack. Aside from being insanely addictive and, therefore, life-destroying (in the nicest possible way), Kairosoft's Mega Mall Story andPocket Academy share another common characteristic: 4 stars from AppSpy. Whether the next iPhone episode in the company's 'Story' saga can go one better is, of course, merely hypothetical at the moment. Oh, what was that? Speak up. You don't know what the next iPhone episode off the Kairosoft conveyer belt is going to be? Let's put 'em out of their misery then, Andrew. According to K…


Videos for Julius Styles and Let's Golf 3 Now Available

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Videos for Julius Styles and Let's Golf 3 Now Available

Full review of Julius Styles - The International available here Full review of Let's Golf 3 available here…


It's coming...

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
It's coming...

The voice is back and videos are being uploaded. Be prepared!…


Grab Free In-Game Currency In Hospital Havoc 2 Over Next 2 Days

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Grab Free In-Game Currency In Hospital Havoc 2 Over Next 2 Days

The social gaming network OpenFeint has selected Bitwise Design's iPhone sim Hospital Havoc 2 as its 'Free Game of the Day'. Nothing particularly unusual or thought provoking about that, I'm sure you'll agree. But if I was to tell you that Bitwise Design's medical time-management sim was ALREADY a free-to-play download from the App Store, then that may arouse a degree of curiosity. Maybe. That's why the Hospital Havoc 2 creators have something a - ahem - bit different up their surgical scrub sleeve for those aspiring doctors and nurses who tap 'BUY' over the next 48 hours. Every single new Hospital Havoc 2 player will receive 400 free muffins (the in-game currency, kids) to us…


On-Rails iPhone Shooter RAGE HD Goes Free For A Week

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
On-Rails iPhone Shooter RAGE HD Goes Free For A Week

Well, I make that ten days. Thanks in no small part to my news post on 8th August, I'm sure, id Software's RAGE Facebook page has finally passed the 100,000 'Likes' threshold. You know what this means, right? Right. RAGE HD for iPhone, the recipient of an impressive 4 stars from Andrew, is free until 24th August on the App Store. So, if you've been (optimistically or what!) holding out for a sale like this on id Software's on-rails shooter, stop reading and start downloading. As the somewhat unwilling star of a post-apocalyptic TV game show, you have to survive a mutant onslaught by any means necessary in RAGE HD. Shooting them in the skull, principally. You can, of course, scour the…


Minor Deviation From The Norm

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Minor Deviation From The Norm

If you don't currently follow our Twitter you may have missed out on a small tidbit regarding my current battle with a throat infection - you can probably hear the difference in quality from this week's earlier videos. As such I will be unable to voice new reviews until after the weekend (I'm currently able to talk again, but it's quite rough), but reviews will still be going live on the site so you don't miss out on what's happening. This means that until next week the reviews will not have a video attached, but fear not, I will produce videos for them ASAP 'cause that's what we're all about here at AppSpy ;) This also means the Friday News Wrap-Up will have to be delayed until next week,…


Let's Play A Little 'Guess Gameloft's Next FPS On iPhone' Game

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Let's Play A Little 'Guess Gameloft's Next FPS On iPhone' Game

Hello, reader. I want to play a game. So far in what could loosely be called your gaming life, you've spent an eternity reading other people's blogs. Society would call you an observer, a watcher, a compliant cog. Anyways, enough of that freaky horror material... What I'd really like you to do today is speculate: speculate on the identity of the Gameloft shooter pictured below. This image of a cluster of bullets in front of a military dog tag was teased by the French development studio this afternoon via its Twitter feed. Not a huge amount to go on, I grant you. But there's a little more... Join the resistance for just $0.99. So, as I said - don your thinking cap, dust off your dete…