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The LEGO Star Wars series coming to iOS in 2014

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
The LEGO Star Wars series coming to iOS in 2014

Mobile gamers are no strangers to the charms of the LEGO games. Both the LEGO Harry Potter and LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes franchises found their way onto the App Store, and did a pretty good job of recreating the humour and action of the console games. However, if you've been itching for developer Traveller's Tales to port the LEGO Star Wars titles over to your iPhone, then prepare to have your itch well and truly scratched. According to a report from Star Wars fan site Jedi News, Disney has given the go-ahead to bring the plastic adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi to Apple phones and tablets, with iOS versions of the original LEGO Star Wars games set to appear ne…

Get Machinarium: Pocket Edition for your iPhone now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Get Machinarium: Pocket Edition for your iPhone now

I know we gave you a heads-up about the iPhone version of Machinarium last week, but if any game deserves to be repeatedly pushed to the front of your mind, it's this one. Machinarium: Pocket Edition is an iPhone-optimised version of Amanita Design's beautiful point-and-click adventure. Released on PC in 2009, it tells the story of a young robot who must travel across a wasteland to the strange city beyond in search of his girlfriend. Packed with brain-testing puzzles, an collection of eccentric robot characters, and gorgeous, rust-addled environments, Machinarium is a genuine delight, and one of the best point-and-click adventures in recent memory. If you already have Machinarium on i…

Step into Dungeons & Dragons: Arena of War now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Step into Dungeons & Dragons: Arena of War now

Free-to-play specialist DeNA has just brought classic RPG property Dungeons & Dragons to iOS. You can leave your character record sheets and d20s where they are, though. This particular journey into The Forgotten Realms is less involved than your average D&D campaign, focusing less on character development, and more on the clanging of steel-on-steel. Arena of War is a top-down "battle roleplaying game" which puts players in charge of a small group of adventurers who are just itching for a fight. There are quests to tackle, powers to unlock and equip, and massive monsters to defeat. Your average Saturday evening in Krynn, then. Also, if you're an ardent fan of D&D mythos, yo…

Profitable match-3 hit Puzzle & Dragons out in the UK

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Profitable match-3 hit Puzzle & Dragons out in the UK

It's one of the most profitable games Japan has ever produced. It features cute monsters battling one another in colourful explosions of violence, and it's become this year's interactive obsession for many handheld gamers. Believe it or not, we're not talking about Pokemon X & Y. The creature battler in question is none other than match-three hit Puzzle & Dragons. After a lengthy wait, it has finally come to the UK App Store, thereby giving us western-types a chance to see what all the fuss is about.  Developed by GungHo, this colour-matching cash cow charges you with gathering a team of collectible beasties together, before heading into a dungeon and facing the nasties insi…

Try your luck at Dice Jockey

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Try your luck at Dice Jockey

The joke in the headline was made because dice are most commenly associated with gambling or board games (which often is gambling without the thrill of money being involved). Dice Jockey has timed and puzzle modes, but the general idea is that by rotating die, you line up dice of the same number, creating chains to either solve the puzzle or keep the game going a little while longer. The trailer will give you a better idea. This looks a little confusing as you seem to have to be familiar with where the numbers on a die are situated in relation to each other, but after a few levels and rolling the dice back and forth, you'd probably get a good grasp on the concept. The game is ou…

This trailer for Crowman & Wolfboy certainly presents a mood

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
This trailer for Crowman & Wolfboy certainly presents a mood

...and that mood is primarily, "Damn, those are some creepy costumes!". Crowman & Wolfboy are on a journey to find humans while trying their hardest to escape the darkness. What gameplay is shown in the trailer is intercut with the aforementioned creepy costumed characters, but the whole ensemble is quite good at evoking a growing sense of unease and dread. Watch the trailer for yourself to see what we mean. The game is out on the App Store today and will cost $2.99. It looks like there's some interesting tandem moves between the two characters, and that alone might be worth a play of this macabre escape from shadow. [App Store Link]…

Real Racing 3 update adds new track and Ferraris

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Real Racing 3 update adds new track and Ferraris

They're fast, they're red (or sometimes yellow), and they're now available to drive in Real Racing 3. No, we're not talking about the go-karts from '90s TV show Fun House. We're talking about Ferraris, three varieties of which have just been added to EA's free-to-play racer. Update your iOS app, and you'll be able to get behind the wheel of the FF, the F12belinetta, and the 458 Italia. Mama mia. To accompany these blistering new rides, developer Firemonkeys has thrown in a brand new track: Spain's Circuit de Catalunya. The update feature list also includes the addition of Time Trial Ghost Challenges, and the option to "personalise your racing experience" by customising your HUD. You can…

AppSpy hits 40,000 subscribers on YouTube

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
AppSpy hits 40,000 subscribers on YouTube

As the title of this post suggests, we've just hit a huge landmark for our YouTube channel. If you head on over to the AppSpy video channel, you'll see we now have over 40,000 YouTube subscribers. Naturally, we’re absolutely thrilled, and just wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who has hit that beautiful red 'Subscribe' button. You guys are awesome, and we’re incredibly lucky to have such a faithful (and discerning) community. We have lots of exciting things lined up for the future of AppSpy, and loads more reviews, news, and features which we can’t wait to share with you. AppSpy has always operated under the mantra "We review, you decide." Thanks for deciding to…

Screaming at your phone in public? Elf Scare makes it ok

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Screaming at your phone in public? Elf Scare makes it ok

Well it at least gives you a reason. Elf Scare is primarily a social game. What we mean is that if the trailer is anything to go by, the developers want you to be playing in a social setting ,and preferably with friends around. This way the odd looks you get from those around you might be just of concern instead of, "I'm calling the men in the white coats!" Elves are trying to cross a bridge, and by screaming at them, you stop this from happening. Stamina is required though, as they keep coming, and if you let three across, it's game over. A simple premise to be sure, but the novelty is obviously in acting foolish. The trailer will explain... While this definitely isn't for anyone,…

Get hack-happy tonight with match-3 puzzler Neurokult

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Get hack-happy tonight with match-3 puzzler Neurokult

Hackers, take note: Cyberpunk puzzler Neurokult will break down the App Store's firewall at midnight tonight. That is to say, you can buy Neurokult for iPhone and iPad in a few hours. The App Store's security hasn't been compromised or anything. Relax already. Geez. So, why all this talk of hacking? Well, Neurokult gives players a window into an abstract world filled with neon colours and floating circuitry, and then asks you to connect coloured neurones together. It's essentially a match-three puzzler set against the clock. The circular neurones float from left to right, giving you a limited window to select the correct colour and tap them into oblivion. You have look out for curvebal…

Simogo's text-puzzler DEVICE 6 out at midnight tonight

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Simogo's text-puzzler DEVICE 6 out at midnight tonight

It hasn't been that long since Year Walk, the creepy exploration-puzzler from Beat Sneak Bandit creator Simogo, strode onto our iPhones. As of midnight tonight, however, prepare yourself to get textually excited by the studio's newest App Store project, DEVICE 6. This genre-merging effort combines elements from text-based adventures and puzzlers to tell the story of a young girl called Anna who awakes on an island with no memory of how she got there. If you've ever played Year Walk or Beat Sneak Bandit, you'll know that Simogo is a studio that likes to explore the leftfield. And, with talk of bizarre logic puzzles, sci-fi overtones, and paragraphs of text which turn into maps, it sounds…

Canadians can play Dungeon Keeper right now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Canadians can play Dungeon Keeper right now

An all-new iOS version of Dungeon Keeper has just been soft-launched on the Canadian App Store.  Based on Peter Molyneux's isometric strategy classic from 1997, this new interpretation of Dungeon Keeper puts you in charge of managing and maintaining a subterranean lair full of workshy imps and other nasties. This time around, you control the infamous Hand of Evil with your finger, allowing you to remodel your dungeon with a swipe, and redistribute troops to deal with pesky heroic invaders. It should come as no surprise to anyone that EA has built Dungeon Keeper to be a free-to-play experience. So, expect to come face-to-face with wait timers during your construction projects. Though…

Kart racer Angry Birds Go! coming December 11th

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
Kart racer Angry Birds Go! coming December 11th

Get ready to start your engines: Rovio's brand new kart racer Angry Birds Go! will come screeching onto the App Store on December 11th. In the first true deviation from the series (Bad Piggies doesn't count - there weren't any birds involved) Angry Birds Go! will let you get behind the wheel of a selection of racing karts, and navigate your favourite aggrevated avian around Piggy Island. Not only does this signify a change of direction for the series in terms of gameplay, this is the first time we have seen the Angry Birds flock rendered in 3D. As you can see from the debut trailer below, the results are actually pretty impressive.  Given that is an iOS release in the year 2013, An…

It'll be 'a few years' before Final Fantasy VII comes to iOS

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 7 months ago
It'll be 'a few years' before Final Fantasy VII comes to iOS

Sqaure Enix producer and director Takashi Tokita has revealed that classic JRPG Final Fantasy VI will be available from the App Store before the year is out. During a conversation with Kotaku last week, Tokita said that the iOS version of Final Fantasy VI will essentially be a remake, with new battle systems and less "grinding". However, having whetted our appetites for a optimised version FFVI, Tokita went on to suggest that an iOS port of the genre-defining Final Fantasy VII could be around the corner. Specifically, Tokita said: "If this Legacy project works out well, we would like to one day be able to work with VII." As you can imagine, the prospect of two of the best Final Fantasy g…

The mind bending continues with Draw The Line!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
The mind bending continues with Draw The Line!

Today must be the day where I discover all the games designed to make your brain pulse. Draw the Line! is kind of like that brain teaser where you have to connect points within a shape using lines that cannot intersect with each other. It goes one further by having you draw lines through each side of the shapes in each stage. To make matters more complicated, certain sides can only be entered in one direction, and other sides must be unlocked before a line can pass through them. The trailer will explain in more detail. The chalkboard style looks like it melds well with the gameplay, as long as you don't imagine that you're solving these puzzles in front of everyone back in elementary…