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James Pond Is Back and On iOS From 30th June

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
James Pond Is Back and On iOS From 30th June

James Pond, the smooth and so-fish-ticated (sigh) super agent, will be swimming onto iPad and iPhone from 30th June. James Pond in the Deathly Shallows - a pun-tastic nod to Harry Potter's latest escapade - will invite you to rid the sea of pollution by navigating around a series of deadly underwater mazes. En route there will be a barrage of nasty starfish, barracuda, and jellyfish, but gladly you'll be armed to the tiny teeth with your trusty bubble gun. James Pond in the Deathly Shallows will mark the first outing in a brand new series of James Pond titles, which will hopefully contain the same gameplay and infectious soundtrack that has helped earn it over two million sales since 1990…


10tons Of Peabrained Puzzling On iOS Now

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
10tons Of Peabrained Puzzling On iOS Now

Prepare for sickly-sweet cuteness on a scale only witnessed by those who played Yoshi's Story on the N64. Joining Hands, out today on iOS, is Finnish developer 10tons's first game since their rather less cutesy but still rather good Grim Joggers. In this canny puzzler, however, you're asked to rearrange pea-like creatures so that they're all holding hands. "Why?", I hear you ask. Well, the Peablins believe that by joining forces in this way, they will be protected from the bogeymen. There are roughly 90 levels to get on with, and more coming soon across all iOS platforms. Joining Hands is available to buy now for $2.99 on the App Store.…


Zenga Release Social Hangman Game Hanging With Friends

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Zenga Release Social Hangman Game Hanging With Friends

Breaking Noose! Social gaming behemoths Zynga have released Hanging With Friends onto the Canadian App Store. Based on the classic children's game Hangman, you have to correctly guess words one letter at a time in order to save a man from being hanged. And they said Mortal Kombat was a bad influence? In this modern rendition, there is a hefty portion of social features to make things more chortlesome, including the ability to play up to 20 concurrent games against your existing contacts. Instant replays also mean that you can have a good old laugh as you watch your opponents struggle and squirm to work out the partially revealed phrases. Hanging With Friends is out now in Canada for 99c…


Snake Updated For 21st Century In Hard Lines

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Snake Updated For 21st Century In Hard Lines

On the universally accepted scale of annoyance, ‘hard lines’ is sandwiched somewhere between ‘hard times’ and ‘hard cheese’. One game that we feel certain would have elicited shrieks of ‘hard lines’ from concerned high score owners looking over your shoulder is Snake, that frightfully addictive Nokia gem from yesteryear. Well, get ready for some similar self-loathing, knuckle-biting experiences in Spilt Milk Studios’s Snake reimagining on iPhone...unsurprisingly called Hard Lines. Due out on Thursday (9th June), Hard Lines features six different modes, ranging from Gauntlet to Time Attack, and Survival to Piñata. And as in its…


May's Top Games - From the Critics and You

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

So you've seen what we consider to be the best picks for May, but I'm only one man and while I'd love to think AppSpy is the only site you need, I also believe that as a consumer you should be as well informed as possible before making a decision on what to buy next. So, to round out the end of the month lets check out the top games as voted by reviewers and other gamers on the App Store. Top 10 for May - Sourced from Quality Index10. Firefly Hero - Alex Blaj (8.4) 9. Bumpy Road - Simogo (8.4) 8. DOFUS: Battles - Ankama (8.5) 7. Tower Defense: Lost Earth - Com2uS (8.5) 6. Order & Chaos Online - Gameloft (8.5) 5. Supermarket Mania 2 - G5 Entertainment (8.7) …


March of Heroes Will Be Gameloft’s First Unreal Engine Game

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
March of Heroes Will Be Gameloft’s First Unreal Engine Game

Perpetual copycats (though we won't hold that against them) Gameloft have finally given us a nugget regarding their much-anticipated Unreal Engine-based outing. The name of the game March of Heroes was announced by the Paris-headquartered studio via Twitter...and that is pretty much that, I'm afraid. We can expect more details, however, from the fast-approaching E3 conference in Los Angeles, but until then it’s up to us to interpret the title ourselves. We reckon it’ll either be a WW2-based shooter in the vein of Medal of Honour or Call of Duty, or it’ll be a superhero inspired walking simulator. I wonder which one to plump for...…


Konami's Classic X-Men Sneaks Its Way Onto iOS

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Konami's Classic X-Men Sneaks Its Way Onto iOS

What's this coming in at a sneaky angle to iPhone and iPad? Why, it's Konami's 1992 arcade side-scroller X-Men. Even though Konami is presumably too preoccupied with E3 to publicise its release, we've decided to do their job for them today. Players of the original cabinet classic will know they're in for a treat, and those that don't should assume they soon will be. Utilising an on-screen joystick and button combo, X-Men invites you to take charge of mutant goodies Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. As you can imagine, the aim is to bring down Magneto's naughty little scheme by blasting, teleporting, and, errr, punching your way through hordes of unwitting paw…


New Month, New Season, Top Games - Have Your Say

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
New Month, New Season, Top Games - Have Your Say

Depending on where you happen to be located, June means Winter or Summer - in either case there's one constant... top games of the month! Whether you're finishing up exams, grafting away at your job or taking a break from it all, handheld gaming can be a great way to blast through a few spare moments to perk up the day. I get the privilege on an almost daily basis, but how about you? What games have caught your interest over the last month? Is it something new? Something old? Have you strayed from the App Store path or did you struggle to connect to anything during May? While I work on AppSpy's Top 3 for May, have your say in the comments! Title image courtesy of L. Dahlma…


Retro Games Unleash Velocispider On iOS Population

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Retro Games Unleash Velocispider On iOS Population

In Retro Dreamer's Velocispider (its non-spritual successor to the fabulous match-three puzzler Linkoidz) you play a half-spider, half-velociraptor, err, thing. Yes, i know. Strangely, though, whatever skills you might presume this kind of mutant would possess are academic, since our hybrid hero elects to protect its eggs from a group of alien invaders with an armoury of shoulder-mounted laser guns. Control of your mutated creature is tilt-based, with firing automatic whenever you have a foe in your sights. Power-ups rain down from defeated enemies in the shape of faster fire, double fire, three-way fire, while Game Center support is included for when you go postal on the invading popula…


Speedball 2 Evolution Free For One Day

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
Speedball 2 Evolution Free For One Day

As part of the FreeAppADay initiative, Bitmap Bros.'s iOS remake of their brutal classic Speedball 2 Evolution is free for one day only. That is, today! The FreeAppADay app lets users wish for any popular paid app to become free for 24 hours. So, if futuristic, extreme, team-based sports are your thing, thank your lucky FreeAppADay stars and get downloading. A few months ago on review, we commented that 'despite having 20 years under its belt, Speedball 2 Evolution still feels as fun as it ever did.' Andrew thus saw fit to throw Speedball 2 Evolution a 4 (out of 5) rating...and that was when we were paying for the privilege.…


Tackle A Pop-Infused Zombie Apocalypse In Save Toshi 2

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
Tackle A Pop-Infused Zombie Apocalypse In Save Toshi 2

If only some otherworldly demonic force would burst through the earth's crust and drag some of the tepid, lifeless, manufactured popstar pap away from our screens, newspapers, and lives... Perhaps thoughts like this were going through the team at Nitako's collective minds as they sat down to discuss the plotline of their latest outing - and sequel to Save Toshi - Popstar Physics. Demons have kidnapped cutesy anime popstar Toshi, and without her devil-slaying dance powers to protect the world, a zombie apocalypse has ensued. Popstar Physics unsurprisingly serves up more of the same Save Toshi-style action: you're tasked with shooting balls around to destroy zombie clones of the unfortunate…


NaturalMotion's Icebreaker Slashes Onto iPhone On 2nd June

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
NaturalMotion's Icebreaker Slashes Onto iPhone On 2nd June

The release of Icebreaker, NaturalMotion's explosive new ice hockey sim, has been, wait for it...put on ice until next week. NaturalMotion's previous title Backbreaker Football cut away all of the fluff associated with gridiron to focus purely on the art of tackling. In doing so, Backbreaker Football picked up a 5/5 from AppSpy and sold 3 million copies. NaturalMotion will be looking to emulate that success with Icebreaker, where the overriding principle remains roughly the same: race from one end of the rink to the other, evade several opponents, and blast the puck into the unwitting goal. You can spin and dodge along the icy gauntlet, with more advanced techniques for scoring becoming…


Stunning Tower Defence Game Sentinel 3: Homeworld Gets Update

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 6 months ago
Stunning Tower Defence Game Sentinel 3: Homeworld Gets Update

Origin8's visually striking tower defence game Sentinel 3: Homeworld has been given new DLC, an update, and a celebratory 80% price slash. Yipppee!! The fresh downloadable content includes 15 new campaign levels across 15 new maps, with the first two of each free for those of us lucky enough to already own this 5-star game. New weapons such as the Vortex and Turret Energizer Sentinel are available after the update, alongside the Energy Syphon, which satisfyingly converts kills into ship energy. Toss in six new challenge modes and that price cut to 99c is starting to look like a real bargain. Don't dally, though: the sale is only on until 30th May, so space cadets should get their boots…


Demolition Dash On App Store Now For 99c

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 6 months ago
Demolition Dash On App Store Now For 99c

Anyone with a interest in destroying everything in sight will be pleased to read that Demolition Dash is now available on iPhone. The anti-hero of Chimera Entertainment's is Zilla, a little tyke who must run, jump, and pummel through eight cities and 24 stages to complete his rampaging mission. Demolition Dash looks like it could be a helluva lot of fun, with Game Center achievements boosting its replayability and additional game modes promised by the developers in future updates. Release some of that pent-up anger and frustration via Demolition Dash at the introductory price of 99c. You'll feel so much better for it!…


Prose With Bros Now With Added Banter

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 6 months ago
Prose With Bros Now With Added Banter

iOS insult-'em-up Prose with Bros has just received an update including a new word pack, tweaked sentence creation, and some bug fixes. Previously, stringing together random words to make ridiculously convoluted sentences and then having them rated for awesomeness over 24 hours had been a stop / start experience, with bugs rife throughout. No more. The developers Evil Laugh Games have bestowed upon us 300 more words (on top of the 1100 aready available) with which players can banter their way into nonsensical sentence creation infamy. Besides that, the buggy word-dragging feature has been oiled up a bit, preventing words getting stuck on screen. Hopefully, wordsmiths won't find as m…