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Puzzle games go off without a Hitch

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Puzzle games go off without a Hitch

Ok, so that one was stretching a little. Hitch is a really interesting puzzle game that kind of plays like a large scale rubix cube creating pathways. Have a look at the trailer to see what i mean. As of now, the game is only available on Android, but the developer has assured me he's working on an iOS version that should be released in May, so keep on the lookout!…

Combo Crew Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Combo Crew Trailer

A while back we gave you a first look at The Game Bakers' latest project, Combo Crew. Well some more time has passed, and now we have a trailer to show off to you. A release date for sometime in May has been announced. If anything, it will be interesting to see how a beat 'em up like this works with touch controls.…

Thieving Daddies?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Thieving Daddies?

Yes! Daddy was a Thief is the latest game by Rebel Twins, makers of Crumble Zone. With a fun setup and keeping the same crunchy sound effects their previous title was known for, this looks like a fun spin on the time waster / endless runner genre. Have a look at the trailer! The game is due out on the 9th of May.…

Appspy Transition Updated!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Appspy Transition Updated!

Hey hey all! Well a work week has passed since I wrote about Appspy getting all shook up like Elvis. For those of you who were missing the video content, first... shame on you for not making do with my amazing reviews! Now that I've got all the jokes out of my system, let me fill you in on what's going on. Andrew has taken a new position at a new company. We wish him the best, and will miss the work he put into helping make Appspy much bigger than it was when I was editor. In the past week, our parent company Steel Media has found us a new video creator in James, who will be commencing new video content as of next week. I'd like you all to make him feel welcome. So that's pretty much it. I…

Lego Batman: DC Superheroes swings onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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.…