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Multiplayer Mode Strikes Infinity Blade On 19th May

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Multiplayer Mode Strikes Infinity Blade On 19th May

Hackers 'n' slashers of this world: put down your weapons and gather round... Multiplayer mode is about to be unsheathed in Infinity Blade!! Yes, it’s true, it’s true (screenshots below are proof, if you don’t believe me). ChAIR Entertainment’s – ahem - epic tale of revenge, bloodlines, heroism, and God Kings will receive its hugely anticipated update tomorrow (19th May). Alongside the multiplayer Arena mode, which consists of best-of-seven clashes between a fearless knight and a bloody great monster, Infinity Blade’s latest refresh includes a new Survivor mode. Somewhat inevitably given its title, this single player fare challenges you to last as long as you humanly can in a…


Polarbit Take Another Crack At Kart Racing

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 7 months ago
Polarbit Take Another Crack At Kart Racing

'Cracking Sands' isn't an Englishman complimenting a beach, or anything like that at all, actually. Rather, it's the codename for Swedish studio Polarbit's new iOS kart racer. Polarbit do love their racing games, having already entertained us with Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart and more serious sims such as Raging Thunder 2. With a noticeably top-down perspective and the winning formula of cartoon characters, power-ups, and power slides, Cracking Sands looks to be gearing up for action very nicely. You'll get further details when we do, so sit tight. In the meantime, feast your eyes on the screenies below. Enjoy.…


DeathSpank Team Launch Full Scale Assault On iOS

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
DeathSpank Team Launch Full Scale Assault On iOS

Hothead Games is a famed indie console game developer and publisher based in Vancouver, Canada. You may know them from such titles as DeathSpank, Precipice of Darkness, and Swarm. What may be news to you, though, is that aforementioned studio is branching out...sorry, is BRANCHED out. First off, this acclaimed console team launched Bunny the Zombie Slayer onto the App Store, a castle defence title starring a resolute and - dare I say it – rampant rabbit. Second off, Hothead Games has blasted the colourful, retro space shooter Chromanoids onto iPhone and iPad, featuring power-ups, waves and waves of enemy, and romance. Yes, romance. That’s not all from the Spanky boys: a multiplayer…


TNA Wrestling Impact! Hitting iPhone Ring On 19th May

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
TNA Wrestling Impact! Hitting iPhone Ring On 19th May

Vince McMahon’s legendary WWE promotion stepped into the App Store squared circle with its Angry Birds-alike Superstar Slingshot a month or so ago. Long-time rival federation TNA (or Total Nonstop Action to the non-believers), meanwhile, debuted on iPhone in front of a sizeable crowd in 2009 with its RPG / sports hybrid title. And Dixie Carter’s boys are looking to bring it once again, as Namco Bandai’s TNA Wrestling Impact! is scheduled for one fall on 19th May. Many of your favourite TNA grapplers will be in action, including Kurt Angle, RVD, and AJ Styles, while it’ll also be possible to create your own wrestler and fashion a few nifty finishing moves for him to pull off. I wi…


Gameloft Unleash N .O. V. A. 2 Multiplayer Maps

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 7 months ago
Gameloft Unleash N .O. V. A. 2 Multiplayer Maps

Cartographers and N.O.V.A. 2 fans alike will be pleased to know that Gameloft have thrown us a lovely new downloadable map pack to scour, as well as a handful of bug fixes. If like I, you enjoy varied killing sprees, then your deep-seated urges are catered for amply with this expansion set. There are skirmishes aplenty to be had in one map in particular, Floating Rocks, while Aquarius Beach nurtures everyone's desire to pick someone off from a sniper nest. The pack for this highly acclaimed shooter is available now for $1.99 and... ...what's that? We get ten free XP levels for the multiplayer game?!? Bonus!…


15 Extra Levels In Jump Out! Update

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
15 Extra Levels In Jump Out! Update

Avallon Alliance’s Cut the Rope-inspired Jump Out! only leapt onto the App Store on 22nd April, yet the developers have already rolled out two updates. The major refresh, otherwise known as v. 1.5, brings some rather dull improvements – namely performance enhancements – and some rather exciting goodies to this beguiling physics-based puzzler. And given one of Andrew’s few criticisms about Jump Out! was its longevity, the inclusion of 15 brand stonking new levels should atone for that shortcoming to a degree. Retina display support for compatible iHandsets has also been added in the latest revision, making those awfully darling bugs pop and zing across the screen. Whilst Avallon A…


Green Farm Ploughs Onto iPhone and iPad

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 7 months ago
Green Farm Ploughs Onto iPhone and iPad

FarmVille thief (just kidding, Zynga) Green Farm has moseyed its way on down to the iPhone and iPad all the way from Zuckerberg Alley. The good news for existing Green Farm ranchers is that you'll have no need to bellow 'GET OFF MY LAND!' into the digital darkness, like some mad, binary lunatic. This is almost entirely - in fact, entirely - because you can just log back into your pre-existing Facebook farm and carry on trowling there. If you are so inclined, you can purchase seeds, animals, and buildings to pimp your farm, or go green with organic plants and other imaginary renewable energy sources. Why not visit a friend's farm and play some mini-games, too, eh? Gameloft have promised…


Duke Nukem Forever Heading To iPhone?

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Duke Nukem Forever Heading To iPhone?

A lot has changed in Britain since 1997. The Labour Party swept to victory only to be ousted by a coalition government. Prince William met a fetching young lady at Uni and proceeded to marry her. London submitted a bid for the Olympic Games...and won. Oddly. One underlying constant throughout this period, though, is the appearance (or rather non-appearance) of first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever. This mythical beast should – and one emphasises the word ‘should’ here – finally hit store shelves on 10th June 10 under the stewardship of Gearbox Software. You may justifiably ask, “Why is he mentioning all this?” Simples. A Touch Arcade forum goer has donned his detective ha…


Capcom Make Beeline For Glo Flo On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Capcom Make Beeline For Glo Flo On iPhone

If you can work out exactly what's going on in Flo Glo from the screenshot below, then you can probably already see The Matrix and have no desire to play games. If you can't, however, and have a bit of a penchant for puzzle games, then you'll be interested to know that Capcom's new mobile arm Beeline Interactive have released their first game. Flo Glo asks you to reunite glow worm pals without their bumping into worms of other colours (presumably because they don't know each other that well and it would be properly awkward). Sound easy? Well, there are 60 levels, several game modes, and an online leaderboard, so it's not. Nerrrr! UK and US iOS users with a spare $1.99 can buy Flo Glo…


Wabo Studios's Dead Escape Lurching Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Wabo Studios's Dead Escape Lurching Onto iPhone

‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a mantra most commonly associated with motivational speakers and perennial runners-up. Suitably inspired by the above life motto, Australian developers Wabo Studios are ready to step back into the melting App Store pot with their zombie adventure Dead Escape. Wabo’s first foray onto iPhone was The Crimsons, an interactive horror novella, which we criticised for its brevity and absence of tension. Hopefully, the Sydney-based team have learnt their lessons from The Crimsons experience, and will shock us to our very core over the course of 1 trillion levels - ok, at least 10 then - when Dead Escape goes on sale. Speaking of which, a…


8-Player Online Shooter Deadlock Coming In June

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
8-Player Online Shooter Deadlock Coming In June

It’s often said that you should strike while the iron is hot, and that’s precisely what Crescent Moon Games are at the moment. Hotter than hot, in fact, given that their one-week-old marble roller Gears has attracted a gazillion downloads worldwide and a coveted 5* from AppSpy. So, in order to maintain that fabulous App Store momentum, Crescent Moon Games are prepping an online shooter called Deadlock in their top secret bunker. Due out next month, this dual-stick military bulletfest will support eight-person multiplayer OTA from the get-go, both competitively and co-operatively. Firearms at your disposal in Deadlock range from assault rifles to SMGs, and grenades to pistols. Prove…


Cut the Rope-Style Spider Jack Crawls Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Cut the Rope-Style Spider Jack Crawls Onto iPhone

Adorable creature with insatiable appetite? Check. Gorgeous hand-drawn artwork? Check. Realistic swing-based physics? Check. So, obviously we’re talking about Chillingo’s (via its publishing subdivision Clickgamer) super successful, critically lauded Cut the Rope once more, yes? No. Instead, we’re letting you know that Spider Jack, Clickgamer’s follow-up puzzle yarn, has crawled longingly onto iPhone overnight. Developed on this occasion by Russian studio MaxNick – rather than Cut the Rope’s ZeptoLab – Spider Jack contains 75 levels of reflex-testing, foresight-challenging gameplay. But if those stages turn out to be as difficult to crack as Schalke 04’s defence last n…


Kami Retro Updated and Reduced In Price

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Kami Retro Updated and Reduced In Price

Occupying a space somewhere between platforming, line-drawing, and strategy, Gamevil’s Kami Retro was well received by AppSpy on review last month. According to Andrew, though, the game’s underlying strength – its addictiveness – soon became its fundamental weakness, as Kami Retro’s 60 obstacle-strewn levels can be polished off too quickly by seasoned gamers. To encourage you to find out whether you agree with our lead critic, the publishers have lowered its RRP to 99c for a limited time. As a bonus, Gamevil have taken this opportunity to introduce a couple of new playable characters, an assortment of collectible golden eggs, and, least excitingly, an updated robot icon. A few…


Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story On Sale

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story On Sale

Two months after becoming addicted to – sorry, reviewing – Hot Springs Story, Andrew has finally recovered and got his own time management house in order. Which is, of course, great news for loyal readers of AppSpy, accustomed to his sharp insights and entertaining prose. The announcement by Japanese developer Kairosoft (makers of aforementioned Hot Springs Story) that they’re hosting an impromptu iPhone garage sale should also serve as a major boon to gamers worldwide. What this means is that you can now pick up the software development sim Game Dev Story for a paltry 99c and its sauna-focused sibling Hot Springs Story for only $1.99. Both of these engrossing time and assets-manag…


Order & Chaos Online Thoughts and Impressions

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Order & Chaos Online Thoughts and Impressions

Seeing as this game is going to take some time to reveal its full scope, I thought I'd try out something new with a thoughts and impressions video. Consider this a mid-point between a preview video and a final review; there's more conjecture and personal thoughts, however it's condensed in to something that could be used as a launching point for those looking in to Order & Chaos Online. Let me know what you think in the comments.…