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Bulkypix Make MMORPG Yslandia Free To Play

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Bulkypix Make MMORPG Yslandia Free To Play

With Gameloft set to enter the MMORPG space on iPhone via Order & Chaos Online pretty, pretty, pretty soon, the platform’s maiden take on the WoW phenomenon has just gone free to play. Bulkypix’s Yslandia stepped into the iOS arena last August, delivering a unique massive multiplayer experience full of the genre’s usual tropes. You know: quests, classes, weird creatures, mystery, and a growing dislocation from what’s known as THE REAL WORLD. Well, it appears that the early enthusiasm for Bulkypix’s first-of-its-kind-on-iPhone epic hasn’t been curbed in the eight months since release. More than 100,000 players from around this big wide world are now getting their Yslandia groo…


Bow Mobile Opens Up Over Double Dragon

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Bow Mobile Opens Up Over Double Dragon

Trying to reach an International audience with your game can be hard at the best of times, but the differences between the Japanese and Western markets can sometimes be like night and day, making something as simple as marketing the game a challenge. Our friends over at AppsJP help to bridge the gap between a predominantly Western focused App Store and the Japanese gaming community and they recently managed to sit down with Bow Moblie to discuss their release of Double Dragon. A translated snippet of the interview follows, but of note is the focus that the company has on reaching that Western audience and seemingly falling short of the mark despite making changes that really add to the exp…


Gangstar: Miami Vindication Dropped To 99c

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Gangstar: Miami Vindication Dropped To 99c

I’m not ashamed to admit I bop my head now and again to some slick Jay-Z rhymes, but the whole gangster-gangster posturing side of hip-hop frightens me somewhat. I suspect it has much to do with the violence, guns, and disturbingly lax morals vis-à-vis da' laydeez. Video games are ace, though, innit, for I can live out my wildest 50 Cent fantasies without fear of recrimination. Ohhhh, yeah, baby. And if YOU fancy infiltrating gangs, undertaking missions, and generally causing carnage on the mean streets of Flo Rida, Gameloft have just the iOS title for you. Gangstar: Miami Vindication is the second in the series of superlative sandbox stories (try saying that twice in a row) from the…


Cut the Rope Showcased On Giant Screens

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Cut the Rope Showcased On Giant Screens

It’s Friday, so why not – ahem – cut loose and rope in some fun, eh? Eh!! When App Store devs release an update to their prized possession, many opt to tell the world about it via a press statement. Others prefer to shout from the social networking rooftops. Cut the Rope’s publishers Chillingo (in conjunction with Monster Media), however, have chosen a slightly different tack altogether to promote their recently launched Magic Box level pack. To showcase / show off their BAFTA Award-winning and AppSpy 5* physics-based puzzler, they’ve set up two humongous interactive displays in strategic locations across the US. Well, two locations, to be precise. If you’re in the vicinity…


Cave Discount Bullet Hell iOS Games

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Cave Discount Bullet Hell iOS Games

In times of acute adversity, the strength of human spirit is called upon. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the recovery missions carried out on behalf of those communities decimated by recent natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan. iOS developers and publishers around the world have played their part in the relief effort, donating revenue to charities tied to the affected regions. Japanese bullet hell specialists Cave have decided to contribute in their own small measure by pledging earnings from the sale of Mushihimesama Bug Panic over nine days (starting on the 9th) to the local Red Cross. The 5* Mushihimesama Bug Panic, 5* ESPGALUDA II, and 4* Dodonpachi Resurrection hav…


Perfect Cell Gets Perfect Price Reduction

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Perfect Cell Gets Perfect Price Reduction

Any game featuring the word ‘Perfect’ is under pressure from the outset, with the developer left wide open to... Hang on, we’ve been here before methinks. Anyyyyyyways, you may remember Mobigame from such controversies as the Edge incident (starring trademark troll Tim Langdell) and the gloriously filthy Truckers Delight pop promo. What you may have overlooked – oh, silly you – is the fact that the vast majority of their iOS output is of a high calibre, and Perfect Cell is no exception. Using varying degrees of stealth, survival, puzzle solving, and swipes, Perfect Cell sees your super-advanced alien life form attempt to escape a high-security submarine base…


First Touch Soccer Unveiled By X2 Soccer Team

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
First Touch Soccer Unveiled By X2 Soccer Team

Oh, you lucky, lucky AppSpy readers. Not one, but two tasty morsels in a single news item on our fourth favourite subject: football (or soccer, to our American cousins). For any weeping Tottenham Hotspur or Inter Milan supporters out there, the makers of X2 Soccer 2010, Exient, are here to brighten up your day with a screenshot from their follow-up footy sim First Touch Soccer. If you're a sucker for swish 3D football games, keep on reading. If not, look away now. X2 Soccer 2010 itself scored a cracking 4 out of 5 when reviewed by Andrew last season, who praised its controls and gorgeous graphics, but criticised the commentary for being, well, er, hmm, err, limited. Damn, I almo…


Extra Mode and Armoury In Legendary Wars Update

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Extra Mode and Armoury In Legendary Wars Update

Any game featuring the word ‘Legendary’ is under pressure from the outset, with the developer left wide open to ridicule, should the gameplay stink. Fortunately for the maker of the cartoony castle defence title Legendary Wars, this Plants vs. Zombies-esque time killer in the main lives up to its lofty moniker, despite the imprecise control scheme. That said, Liv Games have gone some way to assuaging the complaints from the Legendary Wars fraternity by dropping a whole load of new content onto the zombie, vamp, and gargoyle infested battlefield. 50 Game Center achievements, a new Arena mode, and a stack of new armoury should extend the Legendary Wars experience no end. But if you’r…


Gameloft Release Screenshots Of Order & Chaos Online

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Gameloft Release Screenshots Of Order & Chaos Online

People often ponder, “why do buses come in threes?” Well, we can’t really answer that logistical conundrum, but we can point you towards the second Gameloft treat in a matter of days. See what we did there? After teasing us with gorgeous artwork from their upcoming FPS sequel N.O.V.A: Elite, Gameloft’s marketing men are it at again, this time showing off some screenshots for Order & Chaos Online. In time honoured fashion, this smattering of images and illustrations was posted on Gameloft’s Facebook page, though only after one of those popular X Factor style polls. For those unfamiliar with Order & Chaos Online, the best thing to do is close your eyes, imagine World of Warcraft…


Final Fight and 1943 Added To Capcom Arcade

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Final Fight and 1943 Added To Capcom Arcade

Nostalgia in and of itself is no bad thing, particularly if it reunites us with a long-forgotten genre or reminds us of a time when petrol cost less than three arms and a leg. Capcom Arcade on iPhone is the publisher’s attempt at rekindling some glorious gaming memories, albeit minus the sweat-filled rooms and the constant beep-beep-beep from adjacent cabinets. When it launched on Apple’s Store, the free app Capcom Arcade comprised four titles from the ‘golden era’: Street Fighter II, Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, 1942, and Commando. There is just one catch: if you want to test your Ryu reflexes more than three times a day, you have to cough up for tokens or buy the game…


Substantial Update Coming To League of Evil

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Substantial Update Coming To League of Evil

Contrary to some belief, League of Evil has nothing whatsoever to do with the autocrats running the Premiership in England. No, it is, in fact, a fantastically fun iPhone platformer from Ravenous Games, which hopped, skipped, and jumped into AppSpy’s good books in early February. Don’t be fooled by the charming presentation and retro art style, though – League of Evil is one tough cookie, Bob. And to make your life even harder in future, Ravenous Games are cooking up an update filled with new obstacles, traps, and 30 additional levels. The question is when can we expect to dine on this fulsome feast? Soon, say the devs, who have already submitted the extra content to Apple for that…


World of Goo For iPhone Submitted To Apple

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
World of Goo For iPhone Submitted To Apple

iPhone owners have been waiting for what seems like an eternity for 2D Boy’s World of Goo to appear on their handhelds. In reality, 18 months have passed since the famed indie developers first mooted that a World of Goo iPhone edition was in the works. Of course, the iPhone’s big brother iPad launched in the meantime, and 2D Boy switched their attention to readying the physics-based puzzler for the larger touchscreen. The net result was - in the developer’s own words - the best version “by far” of the bridge building extravaganza. All of that patience on the part of iPhoners is about to be rewarded, though, as 2D Boy has finally submitted the iPhone strain of World of Goo to App…


Ngmoco Roll Out Updates To Rolando and Rolando 2

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Ngmoco Roll Out Updates To Rolando and Rolando 2

In many respects, ngmoco’s platforming puzzler Rolando was the iPhone title that validated Apple’s mobile as a viable gaming platform. Inspired to some extent - certainly aesthetically - by LocoRoco on PSP, Rolando rolled onto iPhone in December 2008, complete with jaunty music supplied by Brit DJ Mr Scruff. Whether seduced by Mikko Walamies’s artwork, THAT infuriatingly catchy soundtrack, or the simple swipe-y control mechanism, players weren’t likely to forget the inhabitants of Rolandoland very quickly once installed. Well, the original and its 2.5D-favouring successor Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid are now on sale for 59p, so grab 'em while they're cheap. Even better,…


Gameloft Tease FPS Sequel N.O.V.A: Elite On Facebook

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Gameloft Tease FPS Sequel N.O.V.A: Elite On Facebook

Facebook means many things to many people: For some, it’s a way of keeping up to date with the lives of distant relatives. For others, it’s an excuse to stalk ex-lovers. For video game developers, though, Zuckerberg’s social network is most commonly used as a marketing channel. And Gameloft’s Facebook page is one of the more vibrant and fertile, the company often engaging their community to perform shameless acts of shilling. See Exhibit A for proof. In celebration of acquiring 300,000 Facebook ‘Fans’, the French publishers have released a teaser image for the next iteration in the N.O.V.A. series, subtitled Elite. Don’t get too excited, mind. It’s only a bit of artwor…


New Beginnings and an Introduction (or two)

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
New Beginnings and an Introduction (or two)

Over the last year I've had the immense pleasure of creating content for you, the readers, however those of you who follow AppSpy may have noticed a significant gap in our production. If you happened to follow AppSpy's other social feeds you may know that due to circumstances outside of my grasp this project had to cease and as such I had to be let go. First things first, I should thank those that sent their support - I really enjoy making these reviews and it's great to know that they're enjoyed equally by our readers. I say 'our' as AppSpy has now transitioned to a new company and you'll be seeing some new faces on the site and we'll be working on getting things moving again while…