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Grand Prix Story To Be Next Kairosoft iPhone Management Sim

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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…


Battlefield 3: Aftershock For iPhone To Be Showcased At Gamescom

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 4 months ago
Battlefield 3: Aftershock For iPhone To Be Showcased At Gamescom

Select members of the press will soon get their beady eyes on EA's upcoming FPS Battlefield 3: Aftershock on iPhone for the first (proper) time, as it's shown off by its makers at Gamecom in Cologne. Whilst little is known about the iOS version itself right now, past experience would lead us to expect it’ll involve guns. Lots of guns. The previous Battlefield iteration on iPhone, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, secured 4 stars from our Andrew, so here's hoping its successor can go one better in the autumn. We presume Battlefield 3: Aftershock will launch on Apple's App Store around October 25th, simply because that's the due date for the home console version. As always, though, w…


iBlast Moki 2 Exploding Onto iPhone This Thursday

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
iBlast Moki 2 Exploding Onto iPhone This Thursday

What's the one thing better than an awesome iPhone game being on sale for a limited time? Nope, not that, you dirty boy. The one thing better than an awesome iPhone game being on sale, natch, is the news that a follow-up to an awesome iPhone game is in development. And what's the one thing better than an awesome i... Okay, I'll stop that now. Godzilab's cutesy physics-based puzzler iBlast Moki smashed onto the App Store almost two years ago, so we at AppSpy felt it was about time for a sequel to explode all over iTunes. Luckily, Godzilab agreed with our sentiment, and have pencilled in 18th August (aka 'this Thursday') as the launch date for iBlast Moki 2. To prepare AppSpy readers for…


Enigmatic Puzzler Hard Lines Slithers Down To Zero

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
Enigmatic Puzzler Hard Lines Slithers Down To Zero

If you haven't had the funds / inclination to relive those glory days of 'Snake on a brick' via the hilarious Hard Lines on iPhone, you're in luck, boyo. The reason is simple: Hard Lines's creators Spilt Milk Studio have teamed up with FreeAppADay to make their enigmatic little puzzler, well, free. Now, it's not often that an iPhone game we award the full five stars to drops to sweet FA in price, so do not hesitate. Read my fingers - Do. Not. Hesitate. In Hard Lines, you're presented with three different control methods (I prefer Swipey), six different modes (I prefer Time Attack), and all manner of caustic quips (I haven't got a preference) from the differently coloured AI 'snakes'. Yo…


Zelda and Mario Kart Possibly En Route To iPhone?

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
Zelda and Mario Kart Possibly En Route To iPhone?

Well, there's a headline I bet you thought you'd never see. Under pressure from its investors and feeling the pinch from a recent tough fiscal quarter, Nintendo may - and we can't stress MAY enough here - be considering developing games for the iPhone, according to Bloomberg. Despite the 3DS maker's president Saturo Iwata stating on record that Ninty will never produce titles for rival platforms during his tenure, money talks, and Apple by comparison have almost got a licence to print money at present. If the venerable Japanese video game company fails to demonstrate it has the wherewithal and ingenuity for a long-term battle with Apple's increasingly popular portable devices, then it may…


Friday News Wrap-Up 12 August 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 12 August 2011


Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 4 months ago
Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

Gameloft planted themselves firmly on the App Store green with their impressive golf game Let’s Golf 2. Now, Tiger Woods wannabes can start getting excited again, as Let’s Golf! 3 has just driven up the fairway and onto iPhone. Professional swingers can create their own virtual golfing avatar in Let's Golf! 3 with which to chip and putt their way through six 3D locations, including The Great Wall of China. You can tee off against up to three other players, though you won't be able to virtually wrap your club around a tree in anger when you hit nothing but tree. Because Let's Golf! 3 is a free-to-play download, we seriously recommend your downloading it straightaway. If you fi…


Legendary Management Sim Theme Park Heading To iPhone Later This Year

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
Legendary Management Sim Theme Park Heading To iPhone Later This Year

Following the release of golden oldies Dragon's Lair 2 and James Pond in recent months on iPhone, another bona fide veteran of the gaming scene is preparing to debut on Apple's mobile platform. Those of you over 20 will recall most of your free time in the mid-'90s being eaten up by one particular management sim. Those of you under 20 will soon discover what that felt like. Yes, Bullfrog's seminal amusement park build-'em-up Theme Park is riding into the App Store fairground later this year. Theme Park on iPhone will be published by video game goliath Electronic Arts, who acquired Bullfrog Productions in 1995. It's, therefore, in the best possible hands. We hope. As for Theme Park's gam…


Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 4 months ago
Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

The humble iPhone is undoubtedly home to some of the hardest titles around, including bullet-hell shooter Dodonpachi Resurrection and retro gem League of Evil. Meganoid is another to add to that ever-growing list of tough nuts to crack. OrangePixel's game is a 2D platformer reminiscent of the aforementioned League of Evil in both its old skool aesthetic and its hair-tearing, fist-eating difficulty curve. Now, the sadists among you can leap and die over 90 stages in the game's moderately difficult Hero mode, or test your stress glands over 80 levels in the rage-inducing Sarge mode. There’s also the option to plunge to your doom backwards through the first 50 levels of the game via t…