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Relive the '80s iOS-style with adventure puzzler MacGyver Deadly Descent

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Relive the '80s iOS-style with adventure puzzler MacGyver Deadly Descent

FairPlay Media’s new adventure puzzle game is inspired by that most resourceful of '80s TV icons, MacGuyver. Based on the TV show, MacGuyver Deadly Descent puts you in the shoes of agent Angus MacGyver as he tries to stop a computer virus from destroying the top secret D.A.W.N laboratory. Naturally, it's up to you to infiltrate the facility, solve the puzzles therein, and save the day. Think Secret Agent Professor Layton, and you'll get the picture. Six categories of puzzles will test your logic, memory, and ingenuity while you descend into the complex's depths. If you are of “of weak character”, the game also links to a free cheat app to help you through its more…


Bandai Namco honours PAC-MAN's 34th birthday with Mayhem Maze update

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
Bandai Namco honours PAC-MAN's 34th birthday with Mayhem Maze update

PAC-MAN turned 34 this year, and to celebrate Bandai Namco has released the Mayhem Maze pack, available now from the App Store. The pack contains three new mazes, available in both the paid-release PAC-MAN and the free PAC-MAN Lite. Each of the new mazes - Cloudy, Dazzle, and Square Dance - contains 20 stages which should pose a challenge for even the most hardened PAC-MAN expert. According to Bandai Namco, the new mazes offer 'non-traditional complex mazes', which suggests a possible new spin on the old formula. The Mayhem Maze pack is available as an IAP within either versions of the game and is priced at £1.49 / $1.99. Head on over to the App Store to get yourself a copy in hon…


Tetris and Scrabble inspired puzzler Crobble is out now on iPhone

News By Glen Fox, 2 months ago
Tetris and Scrabble inspired puzzler Crobble is out now on iPhone

If you've ever felt that Scrabble just isn't lively enough, or that Tetris doesn't contain enough words, Crobble may be the game for you. Released yesterday on the App Store, Crobble aims to blend the best of both classic puzzlers. You tap on a series of falling lettered-tiles to create words, at which point the letters disappear and net you points. There's a point goal which must be reached in order to pass the level. As with Tetris block, however, if your pileof letters reaches the top of the screen, your game is over. More points can be won by collecting power ups or using modifier tiles. Bombs also fall, so make sure to blow them up to create precious space for more letters. T…


Episode four of The Wolf Among Us is set to pounce on the App Store next week

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Episode four of The Wolf Among Us is set to pounce on the App Store next week

In Sheep’s Clothing, the fourth installment of Telltales’s The Wolf Among Us, will be coming to the App Store next week. Following on from the eventsof A Crooked Mile, the story of Bigby Wolf is drawing to a close. The big bad wolf turned sheriff is closing his net on the conspiracy that has been plaguing Fabletown. However, the investigation is starting to take its toll on both his body and his state of mind. Controlling Bigby, you will still have to choose between keeping his inner wolf on a tight leash, or letting the beast out to strong arm any characters that may conceal possible leads. Whichever tactic you choose, you can expect the consequences to come back t…


Discover the power of nature in Globosome: Path of the Swarm on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Discover the power of nature in Globosome: Path of the Swarm on iPhone and iPad

Exploratory puzzle-adventure game Globosome: Path of the Swarm has just rolled onto the App Store. In this melancholy offering, you take control of a small round creature named Globo whom you must reunite with his swarm. The more of his ball-like pals you discover, the more barriers you'll be able to break though, opening up the game's lush jungles and dark ravines. Throughout the course of the game Globo will learn new skills. These will let him jump higher, push objects, and replicate faster. To control Globo on his adventure you will have three different control schemes on offer. We found the Marble Madness-styled gyro controls the most satisfying when we played Globosome on our…


Overkills abounds in new iOS tower defence game OTTTD

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Overkills abounds in new iOS tower defence game OTTTD

Apparently, OTTTD is an acronym for Over The Top Tower Defence. And, in fairness, the game's overblown explosions and wacky cast of units deliver exactly what it says on the tin. While it may have tower defence in the title, the game actually blends a fair amount of traditional RTS into its melting pot of gameplay. Along with the standard defensive emplacements, OTTTD lets you take command a squad of heroes to take the devastation directly to your foes. RPG elements are also mixed into OTTTD’s flavoursome gameplay stew. You can level up your heroes, and personalise their equipment to suit your play style. If the trailer above isn’t enough, then you can always check…


Peggle removed from New Zealand App Store to make way for free-to-play version

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Peggle removed from New Zealand App Store to make way for free-to-play version

Peggle is dead, long live Peggle! EA has removed PopCap’s original Peggle from the App Store in New Zealand. In its place, the publisher has soft-launched its new free-to-play take on the game, called Peggle. While the free-to-play version shifts the perspective to a horizontal plane, the basics of the pachinko inspired gameplay remain intact. You must still clear the board of orange and blue pegs by firing your tiny metal balls at them, and enjoying the chaos that ensues. Look under the hood, however, and you will find more significant changes. The game is framed by an overworld map reminiscent Candy Crush Saga. As the difficulty increases, the free-to-play elements come to t…


World Cup teams and kits come to FIFA 14 in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
World Cup teams and kits come to FIFA 14 in latest update

With World Cup fever sweeping the globe, EA has decided to bring the biggest football tournament around to FIFA 14 on iPhone and iPad. The new update will let you take control of your favourite World Cup contenders in their officially licensed national kits. If that wasn’t enough, EA has even redesigned the FIFA 14 menu icon, and reskinned the ball to let you take the Adida Brazuca for a kick about. You will also be able to compete in the new Matches of the Week mode. If your FIFA 14 skills are as blunt as the AppSpy team's, however, that will just mean losing spectacularly with more people watching. Both the update and the game are free, so anyone itching for…


New pachinko-inspired Super Monkey Ball will be bouncing onto the App Store this summer

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
New pachinko-inspired Super Monkey Ball will be bouncing onto the App Store this summer

Sega has another Super Monkey Ball in the works: a pachinko-inspired mobile game called Super Monkey Ball Bounce. This new installment of the trapped simian simulator pits AiAi against the evil Prof. Boscis once again. To prove yourself top banana, you'll need to guide the mini monkey through pachinko inspired boards clearing all of the pegs en route. The game’s 120 stages will span environments that range from icy mountains to bubble volcanos. As you beat boards, you'll unlock seven characters from the franchise, such as MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon. Once released you will be able to play as these additional monkeys, and make use of their unique abilities. Super Monkey Ball Bounce&r…


Peter Molyneux’s Godus has been soft launched on the New Zealand App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Peter Molyneux’s Godus has been soft launched on the New Zealand App Store

Peter Molyneux’s 22Cans has just soft launched Godus, the Populous creator's latest god sim, on the New Zealand App Store. Asking you to omnipotently rule over the settlers of an island, Godus initially puts you in charge of only two people. By caring for them and editing the landscape to suit their needs, they will begin to populate the island and allow you to grow in power as their civilization develops. This god simulator first launched on PC last September, but is only now making its way to iPad and iPhone. Adding touchscreen controls to the geometry shifting gameplay should be an ideal fit, allowing you expand or erode the landscape with a simple swipe of the screen.…


Run through Atari's latest version of Haunted House on iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Run through Atari's latest version of Haunted House on iPhone and iPad

As nothing smacks of innovation quite like converting an old IP into a mobile auto-runner, Atari and Kung Fu Factory have released a re-imagining of Haunted House. Don't expect a Retina-port of the 1981 survival-horror though: the game has been updated with cartoon silhouette animations, and gameplay centred on swiping a path through spiders, traps, and other assorted haunted nasties. As you play, you can grab power-ups and coins, building bridges over obstacles, and get the chance to level-up your character. The game is F2P, so there are IAPs to utilise or ignore, depending on your preference. As it stands, the action looks smooth enough, and the soundtrack peppy and in-keeping with the…


Tile-matching puzzler Darkin aims to chill as well as thrill

News By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Tile-matching puzzler Darkin aims to chill as well as thrill

Developer Ten Foiled Hats has just released its vampiric match-three puzzler Darkin on iPhone and iPad. Ostensibly taking inspiration from Dungeon Raid, the German dev team has taken Fireflame's classic and updated it with several new features, a new aesthetic from the Tim Burton stable of kooky, and a little more polish. It's an interesting entry in the slew of match-three currently clogging up the App Store. When we looked at it on Twitch, we noted it had far more flexibility and strategic gameplay than other match-three games, with an interesting Puzzle & Dragons-esque feel and a health-system standing in for timers. Players can choose between attacking enemies, bagging hearts to…


Frantic twitch puzzler Hyper Square is on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Frantic twitch puzzler Hyper Square is on the App Store now

Hyper Square, a frantic twitch based puzzle game from Team Signal, is out now on the App Store. The gameplay revolves around swiping squares into portals to make them disappear. While the basics may seem easy, however, Team Signal adds increasingly more complex layers of mechanics, requiring you to resize and rotate tiles against the clock before flinging them into the requisite portal. Hyper Square’s vibrant aesthetic keeps the gameplay visually interesting and exciting, while also managing to increase its sense of urgency with its pulsing lines and colours. Despite this it remains quite minimal, ensuring that even at its most fraught you are able to follow what is going on.…


Ace auto-runner Rayman Fiesta Run updated with new levels and Nightmare Mode

News By James Gilmour, 2 months, 1 week ago
Ace auto-runner Rayman Fiesta Run updated with new levels and Nightmare Mode

Ubisoft has just released an update to the highly-rated Rayman Run Fiesta, giving you a sizeable chunk of new features to spice up an already superb game. When we reviewed it back in November, we said: "Even more impressive than its excellent predecessor, Rayman Fiesta Run is a fiercely entertaining kaleidoscope of colour, wit, and wonder." Now that kaleidoscope has been updated with 16 additional levels, three new costumes to be unlocked, and a brand new boss battle. What's more, Ubisoft has added Nightmare Mode, an ironman challenge that sees you try to fight through 36 levels without dying. So prepare to get really familiar with the starting level. If you haven't already nabbed it, yo…


Free-to-play match-three puzzler Godzilla - Smash3 spotted in the App Store ocean

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 1 week ago
Free-to-play match-three puzzler Godzilla - Smash3 spotted in the App Store ocean

With the new Godzilla movie on the horizon, we were expecting a monster of a game to emerge from the ocean of the App Store. Not to disappoint, developer Rogue Play has unleashed Godzilla - Smash3, a free-to-play match-three puzzler. Never ones to run from danger, we have thrown ourselves headlong into the game’s monstrous maw. Taking control of the massive reptile, we advanced on the worlds cities, wiping out all manner of military defences. The top of the screen shows Godzilla’s path of destruction in full 3D, allowing us pick and choose our targets. You must control his attacks by matching coloured shapes on the grid beneath. This match-three gameplay follows a similar st…