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June's Top 10 Games - From the Critics and You

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
June's Top 10 Games - From the Critics and You

No doubt you're already looking forward to catching up on everything released over the last four weeks or so and while we're more than happy to help you out, there's always more to check out. So in an effort to help you find what you're looking for, here's the Top 10 App Store games for June as reviewed by you and the reviewing community. Top 10 App Store Games for June 2011 - Quality Index 10. Mighty Fin - Launching Pad Games (8.2)9. Joining Hands - 10tons (8.3)8. Baseball Superstars II Pro - Gamevil (8.4)7. Chop Chop Slicer - Gamerizon (8.4)6. Feed Me Oil - Chillingo (8.4)5. Continuity 2: The Continuation - Ragtime Games (8.6)4. Pudding Panic - kunst-stoff (8.7)3. Hard Lines - Spilt Milk…


Take To The Surf In Rising Board For iPhone

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Take To The Surf In Rising Board For iPhone

One sensible gauge of a platform's importance in a market is the volume of developers willing to create and release games for it. Once that platform begins tempting previously committed developers away from rival formats, well, the game is almost up. French studio ODenis was responsible for the Nintendo DSi game Pop Island, a cutesy capture the flag title available from the DSi Shop. 'Was' being the operative word - or rather operative tense - for ODenis is branching out to iPhone game development through Rising Board. A wakeboard simulation set within the Pop Island universe, Rising Board involves your tilting the iPhone to manoeuvre the penguin surfer from left to right. If you fancy…


Freemium Game Space City Rockets Onto iPhone

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Freemium Game Space City Rockets Onto iPhone

You may already have dabbled with some freemium titles from Glu, either through the simple but effective Contract Killer, or the less violent but equally free insect farm sim Bug Village. As of now, though, fans of free-to-play iPhone micromanagement games can take to the heavens in Glu’s latest title, Space City. So, if you have a hankering for building restaurants, shopping malls, and suchlike in outer space, then check it out. The social element to Space City is, of course, vastly important, with players able to visit each other’s colonies to say ‘Na-Nu Na-Nu’ from time to time. Download Space City now on your iPhone and reach for the stars.…


Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011

We're back in business - hope you enjoy this week's wrap up! It’s only the first week  of July and the effects of June are still carrying over, what with so many great releases to choose from. As it is things are positively hectic behind the scenes for AppSpy, but lets take some time out from playing these awesome games to cover some of the important points of the last week. First up, I hope you’re watching. While we’re unsure if this is what we can expect on iOS devices, Warm Gun by Emotional Robots is shaping up to be an intriguing multiplayer first-person shooter. What originally started out as a PC project will be coming to iOS devices as well, giving p…


Bungie's First-Person Shooter Marathon Ported To iPad

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Bungie's First-Person Shooter Marathon Ported To iPad

Just two weeks after Daniel Blezek spilled the beans on his Bungie-authorized Marathon iPad port, the pre-Halo first-person shooter has been released today. On Bungie Day 2011! What a coincidence! Oh yeah, and it's free. For those who had their PC gamer blinkers on in the '90s, Marathon was a Mac-only first-person shooter trilogy, almost always compared to Doom. And though it didn't garner as much attention as Doom, it's still considered a seminal genre piece. There's no sign of an iPhone version quite yet, but we'll keep you posted on any goss.…


Execute The Perfect Punishment In Torture Bunny

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Execute The Perfect Punishment In Torture Bunny

Chillingo's subsidiary studio Clickgamer are without question most famous for publishing monster hit Angry Birds, yet perhaps surprisingly the feral fowl only received a 4/5 from AppSpy. Clickgamer needn't feel too aggrieved, though, for we did later dish out a perfect 5 for their Helsing's Fire iPhone title. Looking to emulate Helsing Fire's critical success is Torture Bunny, a somewhat sadistic game involving torture chambers, domesticated animals, and dark humour. Drag and drop your desired instruments of pain, then sit back and watch the helpless bunny ripped asunder in all manner of ways. You inflict this horrific / entertaining suffering across 50 levels and five separate dungeons,…


Firemint's Real Racing Down To 99c

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
Firemint's Real Racing Down To 99c

As part of parent company EA's ongoing sale, Australian developers Firemint have slashed the prices on two of their brilliant iOS games. Real Racing, recipient of a five out of five award here on AppSpy, for one, is now a miniscule 99c. Considering our own Damien Chiappara said, “If you love racing games, and can get over the moderate current price, then Real Racing is a great play with tons of play options and deserves a spot on your iPhone,” when the game was full price two years ago, there really is no excuse for missing out while it’s cheap. Real Racing 2, meanwhile, is also on sale at $4.99, a sum which it’s hard to argue against considering we described it as…


Edge Games Decide If You Can't Sue 'Em, Beat 'Em

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Edge Games Decide If You Can't Sue 'Em, Beat 'Em

As we noted in passing last week, French iPhone publisher Mobigame obtained the trademark in May to the term 'Edge' after a long-running dispute with notorious IP troll Tim Langdell. Most industry observers sided with Mobigame in their copyright infringement battle with Langdell's company Edge Games, who for more than a decade seemed content to protect their right to the phrase 'Edge' rather than develop fresh titles of their own. Well, now Langdell & Co. no longer have a trademark to aggressively defend in and out of court, they've decided to bite the bullet and produce a new game. Oh, the shame and the horror. The isometric puzzler EDGEBobby2, therefore, marks Edge Games's first fo…


Build An Empire In Zynga's CityVille Hometown

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Build An Empire In Zynga's CityVille Hometown

Not content with farming, developer Zynga has turned its hand to urban life with CityVille Hometown, available now on the App Store for free. In the game, you're the architect of your own dreams. So long as those dreams involve a city teeming with houses and prosperous businesses that you've built from scratch. You can invite your Facebook acquaintances, too: once connected, you may snoop around their houses and ask them to help build your city. In that order. CityVille Hometown is in all good App Stores as of this moment, and it's free. Bonus!…


A Day Full Of Being Sick

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
A Day Full Of Being Sick

Hi loyal readers and watchers of our reviews (and other assorted products)! As you may have noticed things have been a bit slow over the last fortnight with regards to our video content and I feel obliged to apologize as I'm currently dealing with a nasty seasonal cold. I will have to delay our Wrap-Up video along with June's Top List, however in the meantime I'd like to reintroduce some of the new faces around AppSpy. Some may already know Richard Brown for his love of football, crumpets and a fine Darjeeling. I'm fairly certain at least one of those things are factual; I might be taking a stab at the others. Outside of bringing some fine news to AppSpy, you can also find his handiwork on…


New Quests Added To MMORPG Order & Chaos Online

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
New Quests Added To MMORPG Order & Chaos Online

Ying and yang. Black and white. Crouch and Messi. iPod and Zune. To that list of famous polar opposites, we should, natch, add Order & Chaos. Gameloft decided to take these two sides of the state space coin online in its World of Warcraft-esque title on iPhone at the end of April. Fast forward two months and this 3D, real-time epic MMORPG has levelled-up to version 1.0.2. So, what's in store for all the Elves, Orcs, and Undead who brave the App Store forest and click 'Update' when prompted? New quests, language-specific chat channels, additional armour sets, and a teleporter in Greenmont, mainly. And if you happen to be particularly rubbish at battling and consistently meet your vir…


Grab Street Fighter IV: Volt For iPhone At Reduced Price

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Grab Street Fighter IV: Volt For iPhone At Reduced Price

Back in the ‘90s, the battle for arcade beat-‘em-up supremacy was as keenly, errrr, fought as the US presidential elections. Albeit less bloody. The two main contenders were, of course, the Street Fighter series and Midway’s Mortal Kombat franchise. Well, on iPhone in the 2010s, nothing changes (or at least everything stays the same), for this pair of monster grapplers are duking it out once more. In Round 1, Ryu, Ken, Guile, & co. took the AppSpy honours, tasting victory with a perfect 5/5 rating. By comparison, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3's warriors couldn't muster the same winning combo of graphics + audio + gameplay, Finishing with a solid but unspectacular 3. Look…


Edge Developer Mobigame Teases New Game

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Edge Developer Mobigame Teases New Game

After finally securing the trademark in May to the term 'Edge' (in a video game context) following a protracted legal battle, French developer Mobigame has revealed that Edge Extended is heading to iOS this summer. Not to be considered a direct sequel to the block-puzzling mayhem that is Edge, Edge Extended will feature 40 levels and be a universal app. Details beyond that aren't forthcoming, so you'll just to settle for the paragraph above and the image on the main feed. You'll know more about Edge Extended as soon as we do. In the meantime, why not check out Mobigame's other titles: stealth fest Perfect Cell and delightfully naughty Trucker's Delight: Episode 1.…


Torchwood: Miracle Day Revealed For iPhone

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
Torchwood: Miracle Day Revealed For iPhone

Over at a gaming conference in the UK, BBC Worldwide fuelled the fires of sci-fi fandom with the announcement of a Torchwood game for iPhone, entitled Torchwood: Miracle Day. For those unaware, the new series of the Doctor Who spin-off will be broadcast in the US on the 8th July, with the Brits having to wait six days longer to catch it. And by happy coincidence, the iPhone adaptation of Torchwood: Miracle Day will launch at approximately the same time as the first episode airs. Gameplay details are hush-hush, though we do know that the story will revolve around the Miracle Day conceit of the programme. On the Miracle Day, no one on Earth can die - if you were wondering. We’ll be k…


Chaos Rings Omega Gets Update, New Level Cap, and Boss

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
Chaos Rings Omega Gets Update, New Level Cap, and Boss

Japanese RPG behemoths Square Enix have given their fan base a massive reason to jump back into the wonderfully rendered world of Chaos Rings Omega. The game has been given an update, which takes the level cap up to 110 and slaps in a new hidden boss for you to find and euthanize. There are also two new Piu-Piu collections and a bunch of new weapons to be looted. On the cards in future updates is the addition of Japanese voice acting. Don’t come crying to us if your favourite character turns out to have the voice of a squealing 8-year-old girl, though. We gave Chaos Rings Omega an awesome 5 out of 5 on review. If you give the App Store gatekeepers $11.99, however, it can be all you…