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New Kemco RPG Chrome Wolf offers quests, tragedy, and tanks

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 6 months ago
New Kemco RPG Chrome Wolf offers quests, tragedy, and tanks

Japanese developer Kemco has released its latest JRPG adventure Chrome Wolf on the App Store today. Given Kemco's impressive back catalogue of retro role-playing games, we're stunned it still has any original names left in its fantasy game title sorting hat. Luckily, the latest rummage did manage to conjure up something new, even if the game's visuals and story are somewhat familiar.   As you can see from the trailer above, Chrome Wolf's 16-bit style closely resembles recent Kemco releases Chronus Arc and Destiny Fantasia. Here, however, each soldier's ability and weapon sets are defined by eight available classes, allowing for a range of approaches and tactics in battle. A tan…

SteelSeries Stratus iOS controller promises full gaming control in a tiny package

News By Alex Beech, 1 year, 6 months ago
SteelSeries Stratus iOS controller promises full gaming control in a tiny package

Apple's first officially licensed wireless controller to work with the iPad, the SteelSeries Stratus, became available to preorder in the US today, priced at $99.99. At just 11cm long, the controller is narrower than any iPhone, but still manages to squeeze in all of the features of a larger pad. This means you will have access to two analogue sticks, a d-pad, four face buttons, and four shoulder buttons, allowing for a variety of control options. Connecting to your device via Bluetooth rather than the Lightning port, the SteelSeries Stratus is compatible with the iPhone 5 (and newer models), 5th gen iPod touch, iPad 4 or later, plus any iPad mini. Importantly, SteelSeries reports that…

Splash of clans: Seabound RTS Plunder Pirates heading to iPhone and iPad this year

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Splash of clans: Seabound RTS Plunder Pirates heading to iPhone and iPad this year

Game-ho! The first trailer for start-up studio Midoki's debut iOS offering Plunder Pirates, an "epic online multiplayer strategy game," has just hoved into view over the horizon. Comprised of a number of console developers who have decided to take a swim in mobile waters, the developer claims Plunder Pirates will allow you to build your very own pirate island, and then do battle on at least seven seas with other online skallywags. Apparently inspired by the "fair" free-to-play structure of games like Tiny Tower, the team has opted to make the game a freemium experience, much like comparable multiplayer base-battler Clash of Clans. Though you can sail solo if you choose, the game wi…

Alien race The Lanius coming to FLT: Advanced Edition on an iPad near you soon

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Alien race The Lanius coming to FLT: Advanced Edition on an iPad near you soon

Subset Games has just revealed The Lanius, a brand new race of aliens set to appear in the iOS version of FTL: Advanced Edition. The creatures are characterised as scavengers, and survive by consuming minerals found in metal. Much like the metal that makes up the hull of your spaceship, in fact. I think we can see where this is going. In addition to this new alien race, FTL: Advanced Edition will contain never-before seen shield and anti-combat drones. Players will also gain the ability to man sensors and doors manually.  What's more, you'll be able to select the spikey-looking Lanius ship as your own starter vessel. It even comes complete with its own unique (and possibly spikey)…

Download gorgeous auto-runner Rayman Jungle Run for free right now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Download gorgeous auto-runner Rayman Jungle Run for free right now

Christmas may have come and gone, but Ubisoft has produced a final gift for iOS gamers from beneath its virtual tree. Provided you head over to the App Store pronto, you can download the excellent auto-runner Rayman Jungle Run without having to spend a single one of those delicious chocolate coins Santa gave you. Which is good, as Apple doesn't accept confection as currency. The game itself is a clever little level-based auto-runner which manages to bring the beautful art style of console release Rayman Origins to mobile, and marry it with smart and intuitive touchscreen controls. If you haven't played Rayman Jungle Run - or its equally entertaining sequel Rayman Fiesta Run - then you owe…

Dave waves goodbye to Appspy

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Dave waves goodbye to Appspy

Yup, it's come to that time. I originally said goodbye when I stepped down as editor in early 2010, before returning as a writer in mid 2011. I helped create Appspy, and the video and review format that has helped craft what I sincerely believe to be the best mobile review site on the internet. Well my time as a reviewer is now passed as I move onto another chapter of my life. I wish to thank all of our wonderful fans who contribute and have helped the site become what it has been. I'm sure there will be some interesting developments here in 2014, so be sure to stick around. And if you ever wish to discover what I'm up to, I'm only an internet search away! I hope you all had a wonderful…

Where's my Water 2 removes its energy system in recent update

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Where's my Water 2 removes its energy system in recent update

In our review of Where's my Water 2, we harshly criticised the game for its freemium design, forcing the player to pay money or wait to play more of the game. Well it seems Disney has taken this feedback to heart. We weren't the only ones who felt this a horrible move in a great franchise, so now with the most recent update, the system is gone, and you can play Where's my Water 2 to your heart's content. It shows you that developers and publishers do listen to their feedback, and sometimes they even enact change because of it. That's one of the reasons we're here after all!…

Shadowmatic is looking fantastic (a rhyme!)

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Shadowmatic is looking fantastic (a rhyme!)

One of my favourite games on the iPhone is Blueprint 3D. There's something I find endlessly enjoyable about rotating seemingly abstract shapes until they create something. The upcoming Shadowmatic by Triada Studios looks to take that idea and extend it to fully three dimensional objects casting shadows on the wall. The result, while a little mind-bending looks like an absolute winner. Shadowmatic doesn't have a release date announced yet except for early 2014, so be sure to keep on the lookout. I know I will be!…

Kick the Ball! involves flick controlled destruction

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Kick the Ball! involves flick controlled destruction

When watching the trailer for Kick the Ball!, I got a bit of a Boom Blox vibe, and if you played that game, you should know how enjoyable physics based destruction can be. Well remove the explosions and use a soccer ball, and that's this game in a nutshell... and it looks like it just might be a fun ol' time. Kick the Ball! is $2.99 (AU) in the App Store right now, right at this moment! If you like what you saw, why not give it a try?  [App Store Link]…

Blockswipe just looks like fast paced fun

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Blockswipe just looks like fast paced fun

The 'swipe the block to the goal' puzzle game isn't anything new, not by a longshot. However, I think once you watch this trailer of Blockswipe, you will be won over by its fast pace, simple visual design, and the music that accompanies all your swiping. Have a look now! Blockswipe looks to include plenty of content with its 150 levels, and is available now in the App Store for $0.99! Go forth and swipe those blocks today! [App Store Link]…

Ghost no more: real-time multiplayer comes to Real Racing 3

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Ghost no more: real-time multiplayer comes to Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 has expanded the scope of its multiplayer mode, with a new update now letting you compete wirelessly with other racers in real-time. When Real Racing 3 first appeared on the App Store earlier this year, EA and developer Firemonkeys made a point of promoting the game's Time Shifted Multiplayer feature.  This neat innovation let you compete against the ghosts of other players in your Game Center list, even when those players were offline. However, due to popular demand, the Real Racing 3 team has decided to update its popular free-to-play racer with a good old-fashioned mutliplayer mode, allowing you to go head-to-head against your friends in real-time.  Accompany…

The Walking Dead: Season Two is now available for iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
The Walking Dead: Season Two is now available for iPhone and iPad

Grab your hankies and prepare to have your heart broken all over again: The Walking Dead: Season 2 has just gone live on the App Store. The first episode in this continuation of the multi award-winning interactive drama reunites us with plucky young survivor Clementine as she tries to find her way through a world ravaged by zombies. If you've played through the first season of The Walking Dead on iOS, then the decisions you made will carry over into the new narrative, directly affecting the way in which this season's story unfolds. Expect a review of the first episode very soon. If you just can't wait to find out what has happened to Clementine, then you can download Episode 1 of The Walk…

Nintendo looking to experiment with smartphones and tablets

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Nintendo looking to experiment with smartphones and tablets

If there's one prevailing line of discussion related to gaming I've heard more than any other this year, it's that Nintendo should change its status from a console manufacturer to a third party publisher. Basically, people think they should stop making consoles and handhelds, and put their games on other systems, and especially smartphones and tablets. "Think of how Pokemon would sell on the iPhone" the advocates of such change insist. However, while it seems like a good idea of the surface, one has to wonder about the financial validity of selling a game for a few dollars on iOS that you've been selling in the millions this year on 3DS handheld at a much higher retail price. Nintendo is…

Apple unveils its Games of the Year for 2013

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Apple unveils its Games of the Year for 2013

It's that time of the year when everyone is compiling their best of the year lists, and Apple have just dropped theirs on the App Store. I think you will find the results surprising. In the category of iPhone games, the winner is Ridiculous Fishing, a game that recieved a high amount of critical praise, and a pretty glowing review from us earlier in the year. Congrats to Vlambeer and his tale of redemption! Runners up in this category were Simogo's Device 6, and Epoch 2 from Uppercut Games. I'm quite surprised to see Device 6 take the runner-up spot over Year Walk, as it seemed to be talked about a lot more, but there you go. And while we weren't as excited about Epoch 2 as others might ha…

Gling requires some circular logic to understand

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Gling requires some circular logic to understand

...cause you're drawing circles to get the glow worm to the flower. Comedy! Anyways, check out this brief gameplay trailer for Gling. It's got a unique gameplay mechanic that has the potential to get downright devious in later levels. The game is available now, and is free. [App Store Link]…