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The Last Express arriving on the App Store on the 27th

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 11 months ago
The Last Express arriving on the App Store on the 27th

If you're a fan of point and click adventures, then Thursday is a day to mark in your diary, because it sees the release of The Last Express, a forgotten classic of the genre created by Prince of Persia's Jordan Mechner. Set on the Orient Express in 1914, the game is a mix of mystery, suspense, action, and romance, all presented in a unique and gorgeous cartoon style. Heavily praised on its original release, the game didn't quite grab the mainstream's attention, but many die hard point and clickers consider it the finest example of the genre ever created. This iOS version is a faithful port by the team at DotEmu, whose previous smartphone and tablet credits include R-Type and Another Worl…


Augmented Bug Zapper

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Augmented Bug Zapper

Well bug shooter may be more appropriate. We don't usually review Augmented Reality Games here at Appspy. Mostly because they're very annoying to record, but also because aside from the initial gimmick of playng your game in the real world, the positive play expereince doesn't last very long. Nevertheless, sometimes we like to show off what's happening in that space. Here's the trailer for Bugs Mayhem. Seeing the game is free, why not give it a try and see if blasting bugs in real locations appeals to you.[App Store Link - iPhone][App Store Link - iPad]…


Modern Combat 4 announced at TGS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 11 months ago
Modern Combat 4 announced at TGS

A video has leaked online that shows off the first trailer for the inevitable fourth enty in Gameloft's soldiering FPS series, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. And it's fair to say that the prolific developer ise still finding inspiration from another series of games with a similar name. While the trailer doesn't show much actual gameplay, it does reveal that the game is going to be released in the Autumn. So that's anytime from now until November really. If the previous entires into the series are anything to go by, you can expect a single player campaign featuring lots of running and shooting, and a pretty solid multiplayer mode to boot. We gave the last game in the series, Modern…


Server Maintenence Incoming

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 12 months ago
Server Maintenence Incoming

Due to a scheduled maintenence of the servers AppSpy is hosted on, we are expecting our site to be slow (and possibly inacitve) from 1:30am to 3:30 am on Sunday the 23rd of September (-4 GMT). Apologies in advance and we hope to have things up and running smoothly as soon as possible thereafter!…


iMpulse is the world's smallest wireless controller for mobile devices

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 12 months ago
iMpulse is the world's smallest wireless controller for mobile devices

Some KickStarter projects make you sit up and take notice, and the iMpulse certainly fits into that category. It's a key ring that doubles up as a wireless controller for your iOS or Android device. More than that, it lets you control your media, take photos without touching your phone or tablet, and if you install a special app, it'll even make a sound when you're trying to find your keys. You can use it either way round, so if you're a wierdo who uses controllers backwars you're well catered for, and you can even sync two to the same device, opening up a whole swarm of multiplayer possibilities. The device connects through bluetooth, so battery life shouldn't be too much of a problem,…


Friday News Wrap-Up 21 September 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 12 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 21 September 2012

With the iPhone 5 officially out, I honestly can’t hold all of these Apps I need to review. Dave and I are working overtime to sort through them all, but until then you can enjoy the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 21st of September, 2012. Coaster Crazy - Out Later This YearThose familiar with Frontier Developments will remember their work on LostWinds and LostWinds 2, and in particular, the solid iOS adaptions of both titles. Coaster Crazy is set to also hit the App Store and places you in charge of designing roller-coasters that need to cater to every patron’s whim, be it fast loops, speedy turns, or scary drops. There’s a sort of Rollercoaster Tycoon vibe, albeit…


Don't rain on my parade in October

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Don't rain on my parade in October

While a game like Negative Nimbus may be outside our standard game fare, being as it's targeted for young children, i felt that the sense of humour and fun was prominent enough, and the concept interesting enough to warrant a preview. Have a watch of the trailer. It should be out sometime in October.…


N.O.V.A. 3 for iOS receives a sizeable update

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 12 months ago
N.O.V.A. 3 for iOS receives a sizeable update

Gameloft has released another free content update for its impressive futuristic FPS, N.O.V.A. 3, adding a new multiplayer mode, a new map to scrap on, and voice chat on selected devices too. The new multiplayer mode is called Team InstaGib, and, as its name suggests, is a team based, one-shot-kill battle to the death. Everyone has the same weapon, making it a real test of your twitchy shooting skills. The new map is called Warehouse. It's set in futuristic San Francisco, and its mix of long and short range combat opportunities make it an intriguing prospects. Throw in some Halo style jet packs, and you're left with an arena that has something for everyone. And last but not least, the ne…


Motorbike Vrooming in the App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Motorbike Vrooming in the App Store

Physics based racing / platformer games have become a hot commodity in the past few years with plenty of attempts by developers to recreate a Trails HD, Joe Danger, or Bike Baron. Motorbike by baKno games is in the same vain, but it looks like it has the chops to succeed. Here's the trailer. The HD version has a free lite version, but at $0.99, this looks like a sure bet if you love these type of games. Look for our review sometime in the coming week.[App Store Link]…


Rollercoaster Creation Due Before the end of the Year

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Rollercoaster Creation Due Before the end of the Year

The success of the Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise on PC shows that people love the idea of building their own rollercoasters. Now Frontier Developments, the minds behind the Lost Winds games are releasing Coaster Crazy sometime before the end of the year. Here's the trailer. It looks like it could be a lot of fun. We'll let you know when we get a definite release date.…


Capcom unleashes Street Fighter X Tekken onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 12 months ago
Capcom unleashes Street Fighter X Tekken onto the App Store

Capcom has finally released the iOS version of their console smash hit, Street Fighter X Tekken. It brings with it Retina support, and a robust online mode that fighter fans are going to love. Built from the ground up as a touch screen experience, the game features a roster of ten legendary characters from the Street Fighter and Tekken series, and lets you take part in furious two on two tag team battles. We've embedded a slightly mental Japanese launch trailer below so you can get a decent idea of what the game's all about, but we'd suggest you pick it up sharpish, as the game's on sale for just $2.99/£1.99 for a limited time only.…


Earn to Die hits the App Store This Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Earn to Die hits the App Store This Thursday

Maybe you've played the popular flash game Earn to Die, where you drive a car through barricades and zombies till you run out of steam, only to upgrade your car to drive a little further next time. Well if you ever wanted to play it mobile, here's your chance! And here's the trailer... This release will have new content and pricing will be $0.99 for iPhone and $2.99 for iPad.…


Play the first level of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land for free

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Play the first level of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land for free

If you're interested in Red Wasp Design's ghoulish RTS Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land, which sees you battling against nightmarish forces in an alternate World War 1, you can now grab a free trial of the tutorial and the first level for nothing at all. Since we reviewed the game at the start of the year, there've been a few tweaks to the gameplay, and plenty of new content packs that add even more gloopy violence to the tale of soldiers and investigators attempting to uncover an evil conspiracy at the heart of the Great War. More interestingly, if you're still not convinced after playing the first level, you can pay a little extra to buy the next one, and have a bash through that while…


Sword Of Fargoal 2 - Kickstarter Underway

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Sword Of Fargoal 2 - Kickstarter Underway

Sword of Fargoal is not only a retro-classic, but a hit on the App Store thanks to a lovely make-over that appealed to nostalgic retro-gamers and newcomers alike. Jeff McCloud is keen to capitolize on the game's success by taking the concept even further by packing in 'more' than ever before: "...more spells. More monsters. More traps. Better graphics. More music. Animation. New characters types. New quests. A new dungeon-generation system, and much more." To ensure the game is as jam-packed full of features as possible, Fargoal has taken to Kickstarter to fund the remaining '20%' that hopes to add more animations, music, procedural map generation, 'action cards' to re-watch moments fro…


Verticus - From The Mind Of Stan Lee

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Verticus - From The Mind Of Stan Lee

I'm not saying the Stan Lee is an automatic 'win' when it comes to new concepts, but it's hard to fault the man who has fought so passionately for the nerdy pasttime of reading comics. Verticus places players in control of a 'jump suit' falling towards the center of the Earth and dispatching 'Obliterators' on the way down. In a way the game comes off as a third-person rail-shooter and frankly the more of those we can get on to the App Store the better, especially when it looks this good. Controlled Chaos Media have teased the gameplay via their YouTube Channel - see if it whets your whistle. Those keen to try out the game for themselves will have to wait, but not for too long as…