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Vector-style retro shooter TriBlaster out on iPhone and iPad tonight

News By Glen Fox, 1 month ago
Vector-style retro shooter TriBlaster out on iPhone and iPad tonight

Feeling nostalgic for retro vector-style games? BulkyPix has you covered with its latest old-school shooter TriBlaster. Just like the games of yore, TriBlaster isn't all that complicated. But it is hard. All you have to do is survive for as long as possible, while shooting enemies in a mysterious, unknown dimension. There are 100 levels in total, some of which contain difficult to find achievements. You can also compete with your friends via the leaderboard. TriBlaster will set you back 69p / 99c when it appears on the App Store tomorrow.…


Prepare for lift off: space shooter Star Horizon coming to the App Store this evening

News By Glen Fox, 1 month ago
Prepare for lift off: space shooter Star Horizon coming to the App Store this evening

Tabasco Interactive is set to release space shooter Star Horizon on the App Store, where it will be available to buy for £2.49 / $3.99 ftom midnight tonight. The game puts you in charge of John, a soldier of the Federation. The faction has been locked in war with the Rebels, who are desperately trying to to sever their connection with this galaxy-governing body. When a battle goes awry and the Mothership is destroyed, John is put into hibernation for 1000 years by his spaceship's AI, Ellie. When he wakes up, John must discover what happened, and choose a side to fight for as he battles to save the galaxy. Star Horizon is a fully-3D space shooter with some gorgeous visuals and…


Eye on the App Store: Angry Birds Epic, 999: The Novel, and more streaming at 5pm GMT / 9am PST on Twitch

News By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Eye on the App Store: Angry Birds Epic, 999: The Novel, and more streaming at 5pm GMT / 9am PST on Twitch

Wednesday afternoon got you down? Fret not. Your second-favourite British duo are going to be back today at 5pm GMT / 9am PST, over on the AppSpy Twitch channel. All the latest iOS games will be thoroughly vetted right in front of your very eyes so you'll know which ones are worth spending your pocket change on. Rovio’s new RPG Angry Birds Epic has launched on the Canadian, Australian and Kiwi App Stores, so we’ve ventured abroad virtually to snap it up for a bit of live British criticism. Meanwhile, Aksys Games’s 999: The Novel has appeared on the App Store. The first game in the Zero Escape series never made it to European shores until now, so we’ll see wha…


Seabound shooter Skallywags out on iPhone and iPad tomorrow

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
Seabound shooter Skallywags out on iPhone and iPad tomorrow

Funday Factory’s new free-to-play target-tapping game Skallywags just went live in New Zealand. Which means that the rest of us will be able to enjoy its pirate-themed fun from midnight tonight. Having had your treasure thieved by the titular skallywags, you have to scour the seven seas to find the critters and reclaim your gold. The Whack-a-mole styled gameplay has you blasting all of the mischievous creatures with your ship’s cannons over five environments. Over the course of the game, you'll sail through fiery gullies icy caves, each with their own enemies and bosses to battle. The free-to-play game offers you the chance to buy powerful cannon upgrades. You can even inves…


Solitaire and golf fusion Fairway Solitaire Blast will go live globally on April 3rd

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
Solitaire and golf fusion Fairway Solitaire Blast will go live globally on April 3rd

Sporting crossovers are a risky business. However, while the aquatic shotput is a risk we're not prepared to take, we think Big Fish Games got it right with Fairway Solitaire's blend of cards and golf. Now the developer is back with Fairway Solitaire Blast, its equally zany free-to-play follow up. As before, you'll be flitting between different golf courses, and trying your hand at numerous variations of solitaire. You'll also encounter some new power-ups which will help you avoid the rough by obliterating any cards that threaten to ruin your swing. Though there's plenty of focus on the card game portion of Fairway Solitaire Blast, the golf aspect of the game appears to be hiding in a sand…


Broken Sword series on sale to honour the Grand Master of the Knights Templar

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
Broken Sword series on sale to honour the Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Today in 1314 the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, died. 700 years later, Revolution has decided to put both of its Broken Sword adventure games on sale for 69p / 99c to commemerate the occasion. If you've played any of the Broken Sword games before, this unusual tribute does make some sense. Though set in modern-day Paris, the point-and-click adventure game series draws heavily on the history and mythos surround the Knights Templar. The first of the two titles, Broken Sword: Director's Cut, is an extended version of the classic adventure game. The Director’s Cut adds new scenes to protagonist George Stobbart's tale of mystery, murder, and intrigue, wh…


See Gentle Ben trash a museum in new trailer for Halfbrick puzzler Bears vs. Art

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
See Gentle Ben trash a museum in new trailer for Halfbrick puzzler Bears vs. Art

Halfbrick's has released a gameplay trailer for its new puzzle game Bears. vs Art. which has been soft-launched in Canada and Australia The new trailer shows protagonist Rory making his way around an art museum, rolling through expensive exhibits and generally trashing the place. The aim is to turn every painting and statue from a priceless work art to a pile of worthless junk while avoiding detection by museum security, snooty guests and thieves. As Rory's natural habitat was destroyed by the new gallery, his vendetta against art is justified. This helps to make his destructive quest feel more like a fight for freedom than vandalism. Those of you who live in Canada and Aus…


Match tiles to activate nuclear breath in upcoming Godzilla game

News By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Match tiles to activate nuclear breath in upcoming Godzilla game

The tie-in mobile game for the upcoming Godzilla movie has been spotted stomping towards the App Store - and it's not the game you might expect. While developer Rogue Play's interpretation of the Warner Bros. movie does put you in control of the gigantic monster movie icon, it isn't a traditional arcade brawler or smash-'em-up. Instead of hitting punch and kick buttons to level skyscrapers, you'll be matching coloured tiles on the lower half of the screen to trigger Godzilla's devastating attacks. Yup - the new Godzilla game is a match-three puzzler.  However, before you roll your eyes so hard you find yourself staring at your own frontal lobes, Godzilla - Smash3 does contain its…


True Axis makes massive new skatepark available from True Skate store

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
True Axis makes massive new skatepark available from True Skate store

When True Skate was first released, one of our chief complaints was its lack of variety. Now, over a year later, developer True Axis has released The Warehouse update, a whole new skatepark which can be purchased for 69p / 99c. Like the True Skate’s original park, Inbound, The Warehouse is an indoor assault course. The new environment is far larger than the first park however, with dozens of rails and ramps for you to grind, ollie, and flip your way around. While the new park costs 69p / 99c,  its large scale and the number of extra lines will probably pique the interest of True Skate fans seeking a new challenge. True Skate is available now on the App Store for &po…


Cult Japanese visual novel game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors out now for iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 1 month ago
Cult Japanese visual novel game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors out now for iPhone and iPad

Aksys Games’s murder-mystery DS game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has finally made its way to iOS. Trimming back on the fiddly puzzles of the original release, 999: The Novel focuses instead on the game's story. Written by author Kotaro Uchikoshi, it is a twisting tale of deceit and death in which you must form fragile alliances with those around you in order to survive. Without puzzles, 999: The Novel is essentially a choose your own adventure. With only nine hours to escape the cruise liner in which you've been imprisoned, you and eight other captives must make your way past nine doors - and the horrors held behind them. Paying close attention to the di…


AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 1 month ago
AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

On Fridays at 5pm GMT / 9am PST we take to Twitch to stream a new release from the Apple App Store. Last Friday, it was the gruesome and hilarious Surgeon Simulator. We had a really good turnout from you guys and girls. However, we realise that some of you missed out because of going to work / attending school / being asleep. Happily, though, you can catch up with our surgical shenanigans over on YouTube (and below), or on our Twitch channel. And hey, if you do click that Twitch link, make sure to follow us so you can keep up with all of AppSpy's iOS recommendations and playthroughs.…


Update to ninja platformer Shadow Blade adds new Downtown chapter

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Update to ninja platformer Shadow Blade adds new Downtown chapter

Crescent Moon’s game Shadow Blade has just received a new update, adding a host of improvements - and a new chapter - to the stealth platformer. The new Downtown area will take the game's ninja protagonist into the city, opening up 12 missions to slice and dice your way though. Here, you will encounter the new Punk Mob enemy, a hardended thug in dire need of a good cleaving. Three new game soundtracks have also been added, letting you dispense shadowy justice to fresh jams. Meanwhile, video replay and sharing options will let you show off your shinobi skills, while the new Par Time display will show you the time you need to beat for each level. Add to this a host of bug fixes and…


Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

News By Peter Willington, 1 month, 1 week ago
Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

Go and grab your diary and jot this down (in red ink, preferably): 5pm GMT / 9am PST - AppSpy streaming Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch. Will be amusing. Watch. Why? Well, James and I will be playing the tablet version of cult PC hit Surgeon Simulator live on Twitch today. Expect gallons of blood, flying organs, and reckless overuse of the term 'STAT'. Join us and the AppSpy Twitch community by clicking here and following our channel, or watching the stream below. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Sega announces mobile racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush coming to iOS this year

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 1 week ago
Sega announces mobile racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush coming to iOS this year

Sega is to release a Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a new entry in the Crazy Taxi series created just for mobile devices, later this year. Developed in collaboration with franchise custodian Kenki Kanno and Sonic Dash creator Hardlight Studio, this iOS version of the arcade classic will be all about short, sharp bursts of reckless driving and virtual capitalism. As with the original Crazy Taxi, you'll be picking up fares and ferrying them to their destination as quicky as possible. The faster you complete each journey, the more time you'll have to attempt new runs. Instead of providing traditional driving controls, Crazy Taxi: City Rush lets you switch between three lanes of traffic with a swipe…


Endless wild west shmup Bounty Rush is out now on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Endless wild west shmup Bounty Rush is out now on the App Store

Considering the gun-focused nature of wild west-era fiction, it is odd that you don’t see more of it on the App Store. Developer Boaz de Jong has spotted this gap in the market and created Bounty Rush, a free-to-play endless-shmup set on the American frontier. Bounty Rush casts you as a bounty hunter chasing down wanted outlaws. To do this, you have to weave your little cowboy through four lanes of gun-toting combat, shooting the bad guys, avoiding obstacles, and trying not to riddle Native Americans with bullets. That last one may sound easy but, as the action speeds up, picking out bandits from innocent bystanders becomes incredibly difficult. With only three lives that are…