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Regarding Muffin Knight and More (Updated)

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Regarding Muffin Knight and More (Updated)

In what is a first (and hopefully the last) for AppSpy, I have had to correct a review based on information that came to light after being written with this resulting in its score dropping down a category. I feel I should explain my actions here as this is a unique case and one whose error lies entirely at the feet of the reviewer. As a reviewer and especially as a critic I try to constantly keep my horizons as broad as possible, ingesting not only as many games across as many platforms as possible, but also films, TV, music, novels, and other media to make it easier to have points of reference within my writing. Unfortunately my gamer-fu failed me as I had a mental blank and didn't recogni…


Hands On Preview: To-Fu 2 by HotGen

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Hands On Preview: To-Fu 2 by HotGen

Despite only releasing the first game a little over three months ago, HotGen are back with another entry in the To-Fu puzzle-platforming series. Check out the video for my thoughts on the upcoming title and some exclusive early-footage of the gameplay. To-Fu 2 is slated for release on App Store for iOS devices on Thursday 8th September, 2011. Transcript: Hey everyone, it's Andrew from AppSpy dot com and I've got another Hands-On Preview for you to check out, this week it's for To-Fu 2 by HotGen, the sequel to the puzzle-platformer released just over three months ago in late-May. As you may remember at the time, To-Fu's gameplay revolved around 'pinging' or rather stretching and…


QI's Top 10 iOS Games For July and August

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
QI's Top 10 iOS Games For July and August

Wouldn't you know it, it's already another month and we're quickly speeding our way to one of the better parts of the year (at least when it comes to releases on most major gaming platforms). As it turns out I had forgotten to update y'all with regards to the happenings in the iOS blogosphere in July and the aggregated scores that our very own Richard helps to maintain over at Quality Index were being ignored. After he threatened to kick my puppy (I neither own a puppy, nor did Richard actually make this statement - I just imagined him staring daggers at me through his emails that implied said action - as much it's possible to stare with words alone) I made sure to get this month's info (al…


Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

Hidden object titles, city-management sims, RTS games: G5 Entertainment aren't afraid to try their hand at a wide spectrum of video gaming genres. They're probably most readily associated with the time-management or business-management categories, mind, including the Supermarket Mania and Stand O'Food franchises. One of G5 Entertainment's most popular business-management characters is Jane, who's already featured in Jane's Zoo and Jane's Hotel on iPhone. A busy lady, I'm sure you'll agree. There's no rest for the wicked, though, for she's preparing to star in Jane's Hotel 2, which hits the App Store on 8th September. Unfortunately for the titular heroine, her family's hotel chain is abo…


Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

The nature of the game development life cycle normally means you can expect sequels to appear approximately a year after their predecessors. Not in HotGen's world. This UK-publisher has decided to not only rip the iPhone games rulebook up, but to also feed it through the office shredder, and dump it into the recycling skip. So, despite HotGen's action-puzzler-platformer To-Fu: The Trials of Chi only stretching and pinging itself onto the App Store in May, its follow-up is due this Thursday. To-Fu 2 will feature the same challenging gameplay and elastic protagonist as its forerunner, but will introduce a new game mode and include over 100 obstacle-laden levels. We awarded its forebear 4…


Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

Darn those jammy Yanks. While the rest of the world toils away at work this Monday in a deceptively cold office, the smelly cockpit of an articulated lorry, or down a dangerous mine, those American dudes can enjoy the mother of all lie-ins. Perhaps to console we unfortunate souls in the UK , Australia, and beyond during Labor Day Weekend, Reckless Getaway developers Polarbit have driven down the cost of their wacky iPhone racing sim. For a limited time, Reckless Getaway's $2.99 virtual price tag has been tossed into the garbage bin and replaced by a 99c sticker. As you'd probably expect given its moniker, Reckless Getaway incorporates crazy car chases, unrelenting po-po, insane jumps, a…


Friday News Wrap-Up 2 September 2011

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

This week's mini-review goes to Quarrel Deluxe - see what we have to say about this word-slinging turn-based strategy. Credits/Links: Grand Prix Story footage from AndroidSPIN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsHzk7MbIoBrick People ATEI Expo footage from madebyluke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I1DBGRzT3EWant to know more about the Engineering mode? Visit Trainyard's video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbyT_pRzoDsApp Store Link for Quarrel Deluxe - http://itunes.apple.com/app/quarrel-deluxe/id453203047?mt=8Full Review of Jetpack Joyride - http://www.appspy.com/jetpack-joyride-review…


Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 2 months ago
Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

The development team behind 5* adventure / puzzle game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor have released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming sci-fi side-scroller Lost Mars. Now, we don't much about the game - hardly anything, in fact - so it's a good job that Tiger Style are set to showcase their new title this Sunday at the Juegos Rancheros festival in Austin, Texas. Prety much the only thing that we do know is that the game is "one part METROID, one part 1970s-era sci-fi film, and one part…gardening?!" That could mean absolutely anything, but it does sound intriguing. Feast your eyes on the screenies below, folks.…


Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

SPOILER ALERT! This isn't a joke... What do you get if you cross one of my all-time favourite turn-based trajectory games with my third favourite sport? Worms Crazy Golf on iPhone, that's what. UK-based developers Team17 are, of course, the brains behind the long-running Worms series, and they recently announced that their famous band of garden invertebrates will be putting for glory later this year. Players will have to execute skilful chip shots and precision putts across three madcap 18-hole courses, while overcoming obstacles like castles that teleport balls and comedy bats. Old, familiar faces from the Worms universe will make an appearance in Worms Crazy Golf, including the sheep,…


Madden NFL 12 Shimmies Into iPhone End Zone, Sports A $6.99 Price Tag

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 2 months ago
Madden NFL 12 Shimmies Into iPhone End Zone, Sports A $6.99 Price Tag

American-football fans, listen up: Madden NFL 12 has just landed on the App Store, and it's carrying a $6.99 price tag. Now, EA say that it's the "most authentic NFL game franchise on Earth" and "better than ever", but we have a sneaking suspicion that they may be a little bit biased. So, we're just going to stick to the facts. Madden NFL 12 beefs up the roster, packing in 2,500 NFL players and 32 teams. They're all real, too. Leaderboards and achievements also make the cut, thanks to EA's new Origin online service. Aside from that, it's not a radical upgrade, but if your life ambition is to buy a game called 'Madden NFL 12' for iPhone, this may just be the best $6.99 you ever spend! A…


Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

The fine boffins over at Halfbrick (and in particular one Phil Larsen) has seen to it that I have an early copy of Jetpack Joyride in my grubby little hands and so in a show of fairness to our readers I'll stop playing for a moment to let you see what you're in for later this week! (Thoughts and impressions to follow the video footage.) More than anything else it feels like Halfbrick have hit their stride with Jetpack Joyride a year after introducing gamers to Barry Steakfries in Monster Dash (5/5). What was a simple, yet polished take on the endless runner has evolved in to something far more exciting as Barry takes to the skies by stealing a jetpack that's propelled by bullets.…


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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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…