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Lego Batman: DC Superheroes swings onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
Lego Batman: DC Superheroes swings onto the App Store

If you like superheroes, building things, smashing things, and large winged rodents, then you're in for a treat today, because Lego Batman: DC Superheroes has made its way onto the App Store, bringing with it all of those things and more. There are two control methods that let you throw Batman and company around the game, with a newly designed scheme for touch screen devices and the more traditional floating joystick both vying to be the one you poke the most. With more than 80 characters to unlock, special abilities to master, and a huge story driven single player campaign to explore, there's enough content here to keep you playing for a good long while. The game is available from the Ap…


Fancy slaughtering some zombie mutants?

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
Fancy slaughtering some zombie mutants?

House of the Dead: Overkill took the lightgun franchise into some brilliant new territory, infusing it with a 70's exploitation vibe and a lot more blood and gore. It's big, silly, and now there's a new version on iOS. Called The Lost Reels, the game features the original cast of the Wii hit, and throws them into three stages of gory b-movie style violence. Shoot mutants, collect cash, and upgrade your weapons to become the best zombie slaughterer on the planet. If you like your shooters grim and blood splattered, but not afraid to have a cheeky wink to the camera, then House of the Dead: Overkill The Lost Reels is likely to be right up your alley. Throw in a survival mode and three differ…


Haunted Hollow creeps onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
Haunted Hollow creeps onto the App Store

There might be quite a buzz around the iPad version of XCOM, but Fireaxis is easing itself into the iOS game gradually and first on their list is the tactical spook story Haunted Hollow, which is available right now on the App Store. It's a game about marshalling your minions into effective fighting groups, storming towns to capture the townsfolk, and generally being as frightening as you can. There are Fireaxis's strategy finger prints all over the game – base building, different units, resource gathering – but it's all presented in a twee cartoon style. You'll mainly be fighting against friends and enemies in the multiplayer mode, but there's a solid single player campaign he…


Star Pigs coming to the App Store this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Star Pigs coming to the App Store this Thursday

For those of you who love their competitive card games, Star Pigs not only is one of those... in space, but also plays out the battles in 3D real time. Fans of strategy and card games should check out the trailer, and keep an eye out for its release later on in the week. And for those of you looking for a more in-depth look at the game, here's Part 1 of 3 of a preview explaining the game mechanics. [Star Pigs Website]…


Hiversaires is a cryptic point and click adventure

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
Hiversaires is a cryptic point and click adventure

Back in the old days you didn't have maps in your games, you had to make them yourself, drawing out the turns and encounters you came across as you explored whatever labyrinth the developer had made for you. And that sense of discovery is something that Hiversaires is aiming for. Created by Devine Lu Linvega, the game takes place in a shadowy futuristic world, presents you with no text, and leaves you alone to explore, experience, and puzzle your way through its stark grey corridors with taps and swipes. This isn't your standard iOS fare, as you might imagine, and it's not going to spark much interest in the casual crowd, but for those who long to be the cartographers on their own expediti…


Appspy Transition

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Appspy Transition

Heya loyal readers. Andrew will probably either add to this article or make his own, but Appspy will be going through a bit of a transition, and whether it's temporary or permenant remains to be seen. You may have noticed that the site has been quiet since about Thursday, and the latest review to just go up has no video to accompany it. Well I will still be updating the site with new written reviews, and any news I can find, but the video content will be absent for the foreseeable future. For those of you just here for our excellent video reviews, we understand, and hopefully they can resume sooner than later. To those that stick around and continue to support us, we give our thanks. Your…


Iron Man 3 trailer arrives, possibly heroically

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
Iron Man 3 trailer arrives, possibly heroically

Last summer, Gameloft released a couple of superhero movie tie ins – The Amazing Spider-man and The Dark Knight Rises. While neither of them was spectacular, they were solid third person brawlers with a premium price point and a good chunk of heroic content for you to get your teeth into. Fast forward to now and Iron Man 3 is the latest license that Gameloft has their hands on, but rather than building a similar free-roaming beat 'em up, they've turned Tony Stark's latest adventure into a free-to-play endless runner where you spend money on upgrading Iron Man's suits. They've just released the first trailer – you'll find it embedded below – which shows what you can expect…


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run onto the App Store

If you grew up in the late eighties then you've probably got a soft spot for four mutated amphibians named after famous Italian painters. Well, they're seeing something of a resurgence at the moment thanks to a new animated series from Nickolodeon and an upcoming blockbuster movie reboot. And now they're available on your iOS device in endless runner form. Based on the Nickolodeon cartoon, the game sees you choosing your favourite of the turtles and running through an endless city scape punching goons out of the way. There's plenty of fan service going on, as you'd imagine, although we're not sure about the control system, which appears to use a single tap to do everything. Still, the idea…


Dark Quest - Like Hero's Quest... but Dark!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Dark Quest - Like Hero's Quest... but Dark!

Released a couple days ago, Dark Quest looks like another streamlined roguelike for the iOS platform, but this game obviously takes its inspiration from the classic board game Hero's Quest. Filled with lots of exploration, upgrades, and a bit of humour through dialogue, this could be an entertaining experience for those who remember delving into the grided boardgame dungeons of their youth. Check out the debut trailer. [App Store Link]…


Keep off my Hill Launch Trailer (iPad only)

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Keep off my Hill Launch Trailer (iPad only)

If you're one of those people that just can't get enough of defense game you should check out the launch trailer for Keep off my Hill, the title just released for iPad from Isopod Labs. It looks nice and colourful, with plenty to do based on having to scroll through multiple sides of your base. It's also free, so as long as there's no overly aggresive in-app purchasing, it's easy to get a hold of as well.  If you give it a go, tell us what you think in the comments.[App Store Link]…


Leviathan: Warships - A smooth trailer for an April 30th Release

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Leviathan: Warships - A smooth trailer for an April 30th Release

Now, this upcoming release by Paradox Interactive (with a reputation for making flawed, yet interesting games) is iPad exclusive in iOS circles, but it also is getting simultaneous release on Android, PC, and Mac. Also, there is cross-platform play between all. Have a watch of one of the more entertaining trailers to come out in some time, and see if this warship title might be for you once April 30th rolls around.…


Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

Tin Man Games has built up an impressive catalogue of digital game books, with licenses from Fighting Fantasy and Judge Dredd, as well as creations from their own imagination. Their latest springs from the mind of the creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Zach Weinersmith and features narration by geek legend Wil Wheaton. Trial of the Clone is a hilarious romp through a fantastical future that's not afraid to take sly digs at pretty much every famous science fiction series you can imagine. Full of swearing, gore, jokes, and terrible puns, there's a lot to like if you like a laugh. Using a variation on Tin Man Games's usual dice rolling system, the game plays a bit quicker than other…


Behind the Scenes: Fish out of Water

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Behind the Scenes: Fish out of Water

The big release of this week is obviously Halfbrick's new title, Fish out of Water. While our review will no doubt be up within a day or two of release, why not wet your appetite (heh), with this behind the scenes video that Halfbrick has released. Expectations are high based on the company's previous successes Fruit Ninja, and Jetpack Joyride. Will Fish out of Water follow? We'll have to wait and see.…


Freeq: An Audio Adventure

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Freeq: An Audio Adventure

[Edit] Freeq is now live! You can grab it here! We've seen this sort of thing on the App Store before, but the idea of an audio adventure game really intrigues me. The game acts as if your phone is able to pick up phone and radio signals from the future, and you can hijack signals and connect people. From the trailer, the whole thing sounds well acted, so if the story is strong, this could be really fun. It'd be like playing an old radio drama. Have a look at the trailer. The game is currently under Apple's submission process. They're aiming to release next week, but it could be a little longer. We'll let you know when we do.…


They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 7 months ago
They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

They Need To Be Fed is one of the finest platformers available on the App Store, with the only thing stopping it getting a perfect score in our review the simple fact that it was too short. Well, They Need To Be Fed 2 is on the way, and it's looking to set that problem right. The simple and effective look of the first game remains in place, with black platforms placed on brightly coloured backgrounds, and just like before you're going to be leaping around, defying gravity, collecting diamonds, and making sure the carnivorous beasts at the end of the level don't go hungry. There are a few twists to the formula too, with new obstacles, different plants that you need to grow to help you compl…