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Remedy's Explosive Death Rally Reduced To Free

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Remedy's Explosive Death Rally Reduced To Free

Death Rally, Alan Wake, Max Payne, Max Payne 2: the sum total of Remedy Entertainment's gaming output since 1995. Not what you would call a prolific developer then, but, by heck, an influential one. Their debut release, Death Rally, was, of course, rejigged for the iPhone a couple of months ago, and earned a very creditable four stars from our Andrew. If you are still sitting on this particular top-down racer fence, mind, the news that Death Rally has gone free for a limited time could push you over the edge. What's more, since AppSpy reviewed Remedy's heavily armed driving game, the devs have upgraded its chassis with a new vehicle, paint jobs, achievements, and challenges Fancy wiping…


Survival Mode Brings Depth To Mighty Fin

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Survival Mode Brings Depth To Mighty Fin

AppSpy is, of course, the best resource on the planet for iPhone game reviews, yet with only one full-time reviewer on board to cover the scene, the odd beaut is bound to slip through our trawl net. That's why each month we publish a round-up of the Top 10 iPhone games sourced from the Quality Index. In May, Launching Pad Games's casual arcader Mighty Fin leapt like a salmon to fin-ish 3rd on the Qi countdown, only beaten out by Chaos Rings Omega and First Touch Soccer. We ourselves awarded it a 4/5, praising its single-finger simplicity, clever level design, and infuriatingly catchy soundtrack. The solitary piece of criticism levelled at Mighty Fin was its - cough - shallowness, which m…


Colourful RPG Tiny Lights Illuminates The iPhone

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Colourful RPG Tiny Lights Illuminates The iPhone

Tiny Lights is an intriguing-looking iPhone RPG, which has been co-developed by Fluid Pixel and Darling Dash. Oh, it's out now, too. In the game, you play as a group of Pikmin-esque tiny lights, all of varying colours and abilities, and all pottering about in a world basked in darkness. It's not some kinda' cutesy cakewalk, though. In addition to finding the pillars of power that have been stolen by the greedy light eaters, you must collect coins, find scrolls, make friends, and scrap with enemies. All before breakfast. Tiny Lights is available now for iPhone and iPod touch priced 99c.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 24th June 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 24th June 2011

This week's Wrap-Up is in the bag, but something seems a bit wrong... ahh that's right, the Game of the Week. Sadly the additional footage for this segment was causing problems, so I'll just have to announce it here - if you feel you have to pick up something rather than nothing this week, make sure it's Hard Lines (5/5). Besides being a familiar game to jump in to, it's hard to hold back the smiles while slamming your snake/line/cycle around the screen. And now, the main feature:…


Celebrate Sonic’s Birthday With Sega All-Stars Racing Game

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Celebrate Sonic’s Birthday With Sega All-Stars Racing Game

A certain special somebody (or rather someTHING) is 20 years young today. Nope, not my nephew Samuel, but Sonic...Sonic The Hedgehog. The speediest of speedy anthropomorphic hedgehogs first whizzed onto a Sega Mega Drive / Genesis near you on 23rd June, 1991, and has zoomed onto countless platforms since. One of these is, of course, the iPhone, which The Blue Blur has graced on no less than five occasions already. The pick of the bunch, hitherto, is undoubtedly Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, if you were wondering. The latest Sonic experience to appear on Apple's touchscreen is Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, a Mario Kart-inspired arcade romp featuring ten of the Japanese game maker's…


Peggle-Style Coin Drop! Reduced To Free For Limited Time

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Peggle-Style Coin Drop! Reduced To Free For Limited Time

Selected by Andrew as one of our Top 3 iOS games of April 2011, Full Fat's Coin Drop! is a nailed on blend of Pachinko and Peggle. With a title that perfectly encapsulates its gameplay, Coin Drop! invites you to tap on the iPhone's touchscreen with precision timing and watch a copper or five tumble into the receptacles at the bottom. As they cascade down south, the coins must demolish obstacles, rescue girl coins, and eradicate evil blue coins. In its most recent Just Desserts update, the publishers have incorporated 15 brand new levels into Coin Drop! What's more, Full Fat have - ahem - dropped the price of the game for a limited time to free. Yep, nada. Reminds me of many a lost penny…


Chillingo's Swords & Soldiers Ready To Rock iOS Soon

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 6 months ago
Chillingo's Swords & Soldiers Ready To Rock iOS Soon

Swords & Soldiers, one of the most critically acclaimed WiiWare games ever, is coming to iPhone in the next few weeks. The game's original makers Ronimo Games are on development duties again, while Chillingo deal with all the marketing and hype nonsense. In Swords & Soldiers, you side-scroll your way through the 2D, real-time world as one of three nations (the Vikings, Aztecs, or Chinese) looking to achieve bizarre objectives. The Vikings, for example, are on a mission to create the ultimate BBQ sauce. Wacky, huh? If that doen't whet your appetite, then there'll also be a customisable skirmish mode for further thrills and spills. Look out for Swords & Soldiers on iPhone over…


Angry Birds Seasons Dining Out On Summer Pignic sSon

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 6 months ago
Angry Birds Seasons Dining Out On Summer Pignic sSon

Only days after it launched a new Mine & Dine update for the original Angry Birds game, developer Rovio has announced via its Facebook page that Angry Birds Seasons for iPhone will also be getting an update. The Finnish developer has kept mum with regards to detailed information on the Summer Pignic update, with only a couple of images shown on the very same Facebook page. When pushed lightly by users on Twitter, though, Rovio intimated that we'd see the next episode in the Angry Birds Seasons saga on 4th July. Looks like an Independence Day special for everyone's favourite frustrated fowl! Check out the Summer Pignic promo shots below...…


Juicy New Pomegranate In Fruit Ninja For iPhone

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 6 months ago
Juicy New Pomegranate In Fruit Ninja For iPhone

Quench yourself with the juicy news that Halfbrick's super popular 5-star melon-chopping iPhone game Fruit Ninja has been updated overnight. A new fruit, the pomegranate, has been introduced and is “a multi-slice bullet time fruit”, which allows you to rack up a massive points total at the end of every Arcade game and sporadically throughout Classic games. New music has also been incorporated into the game, along with the ability to view your friends' high scores. Since its release, Fruit Ninja has been downloaded more than 25 million times. And critically speaking, it's performed just as admirably: in fact, we loved it enough to rate it #9 in our Top 10 iOS games of 2010. Yo…


10 Warriors Added To Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Roster

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
10 Warriors Added To Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Roster

One of the most - if not THE most - recognisable elements of Midway's brutal Mortal Kombat series was Shao Khan's imploration, "Finish Him!" What normally then followed was a gruesomely entertaining 'fatality', which totally showed your executed opponent who the flamin' boss was. From Heaven, presumably. The makers of Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, however, EA, can't seem to 'finish' off their own iPhone iteration, for they've dished out an update to their six-month-old title. In EA's (self-)defence, version 1.2.57 of their 3/5-star fighting game does deliver what the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 App Store community has been waiting for since December... ...namely 10 extra playable characters (i…


Gameloft Unveil Screenshots For Stealthy Silent Ops

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Gameloft Unveil Screenshots For Stealthy Silent Ops

An iOS operative whose mission is to relay to AppSpy readers counter-espionage info from Gameloft's top-secret bunker, my name is Agent Brown. Richard Brown. The objective today is to reveal some unlicensed screenshots of, and illicit gameplay tidbits about, the French developer's Silent Ops sneak-a-thon. Often accused of 'jacking' ideas, artwork, and settings from existing famous IP, Gameloft have, on this occasion, looked to one of their own for inspiration...the brilliant Splinter Cell: Conviction. With three intelligence agents from the under-under-underground organisation Ubiquity at your disposal, you must save the planet from a bunch of evildoers intent on mass cloning. Odd…


Ghost Harvest Is New Freemium Title From 8lb Gorilla

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 6 months ago
Ghost Harvest Is New Freemium Title From 8lb Gorilla

Burke and Hare would turn in their graves if they realised that, in time, fiddling around with dead bodies for fun could all be done via a freemium iPhone app. Two years after their debut outing Zombies & Me, 8lb Gorilla (EA's micro-studio) returns with a new venture, pitched somewhere between FarmVille and The Addams Family. I mean, why harvest life-giving crops when you could be saving the souls of bucket-kicking space miners, pilots, and other unfortunates? As the cemetery boss, it’s your job to take care of the graves and spruce up the grim locale with trees, mansions, scarecrows and other boo-tiful artefacts. Much like freemium title Smurfs' Village with its Smurfberries,…


Friday Wrap-Up June 17 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Friday Wrap-Up June 17 2011

What's this? A new segment? Darn tootin'! I had a lot of fun with this one and it's only set to get better ;) In the ongoing quest to add to even more videos to your Inbox, AppSpy is proud to introduce this new segment - our weekly news wrap-up. What can you expect? Well, other than dropping a highlight on some of the significant news of the week I'll also be naming our game of the week and in the future we might be organizing competitions through this mini-vodcast. For those concerned about the re-use of the 'top list' footage, new overlays and intros are in the pipeline, but for now... courage. First up! It's no surprise that a great game can be made even better when a develope…


Fishlabs Warm Hearts With Ice-Cold Snowboard Hero Update

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 6 months ago
Fishlabs Warm Hearts With Ice-Cold Snowboard Hero Update

Snowboard Hero: probably the - cough - coolest type of hero you can be. German developers Fishlabs would be inclined to agree, since they dedicated an entire iPhone sim to this particular extreme sport. Rather kindly, Fishlabs have taken the time to update Snowboard Hero, debuting two more playable characters - Kurt and Monica - and two new tracks (one of which is pleasantly named Death Ridge). Uberboards have also been introduced, resulting in your character becoming statistically awesome as soon as he sets foot on them. The extra tracks, events, and achievements are all gravy in our view, considering that the limited number of courses was one of the few qualms we had with Snowboard Her…


Java Classic Skipping Stone Plops Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Java Classic Skipping Stone Plops Onto iPhone

Korean devs Gamevil didn't just arrive on the gaming scene via the popular Zelda-esque Zenonia RPG series, oh no. They’ve been around for donkey’s years. For example, their Java game Skipping Stone first skipped onto mobiles in 2005. Six years, eh? Well overdue a remake, in my opinion. This casual one-touch game challenges players to time their taps and send the cute rock far into the big blue. Unfortunately for all concerned, octopuses and dolphins lurk along the surface, impeding your skimming progress. Anyways, Skipping Stone features a sizeable 32 achievements, along with 4 maps called City, Jungle, Island, and Magical World. Those of you who look back at the blissful da…