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Dr. Eggman returns in latest Sonic Dash update

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Dr. Eggman returns in latest Sonic Dash update

Sonic hasn't had much time for his old enemies recently. In the free-to-play runner Sonic Dash, he has spent most of his time fighting off Zavok, Zazz, and other strangely named members of the Deadly Six. However, a new update has brought with it a blast from the past, in the form of one Dr. Eggman, otherwise known as Sonic's original nemesis Dr. Robotnik. In the new Dr. Eggman Boss Battle sections, you have to guide Sonic around a series of traps, and avoid attacks from the levitating, goggle-sporting maniac. You'll even get to leap into the air and sabotage the lunatic's signature hoverchair. You can download the Sonic Dash update for free right now. In fact, the game itself is free - w…

Apple tells new games with 'Flappy' in their titles to flap off

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 5 months ago
Apple tells new games with 'Flappy' in their titles to flap off

It has been an odd few weeks on the App Store. First, after reaching critical mass – and making a lot of money - Flappy Birds was removed from the App Store by creator Doug Nguyen. Now it seems that Apple is rejecting games with word 'flappy' in their title. The company's strict new line over the use of 'flappy' came to light over the weekend, when Mind Juice Media's Ken Carpenter tweeted about the rejection of his new creation, Flappy Dragon, from the App Store. Apple directed the developer to the App Store review guidelines. Specifically, the App Store custodian highlighted guideline number 22.2, which states "Apps that contain false, fraudulent or misleading representations will b…

Spectrum-era adventure Doomdark's Revenge is now available on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 5 months ago
Spectrum-era adventure Doomdark's Revenge is now available on the App Store

Classic '80s text adventure Doomdark's Revenge has just been released on the App Store. Originally developed by Mike Singleton and released in 1985, Doomdark's Revenge was the follow up to his earlier game The Lords of Midnight. Continuing the original game's story, Doomdark's Revenge casts you in the role of Luxor the Moonprince. After destroying the Witchking in the first game, Luxor must now do battle with his daughter, Shareth the Heartstealer, in order to rescue his bewitched son. With five races to recruit, each lead by their own lord, you must build allegiances and friendships to grow your army before marching on Shareth's forces. This is easier said than done, as many lords can on…

Cartoon Network transports Card Wars - Adventure Time from the Land of Ooo to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 5 months ago
Cartoon Network transports Card Wars - Adventure Time from the Land of Ooo to the App Store

Card Wars is a card game that was created for Cartoon Network's cult-TV show Adventure Time. Now, you can play that game yourself on your iPhone and iPad From the very beginning you will be faced with tactical decisions. Every character has their own unique ability that affect the course of matches. Your character, combined with your choice of deck, will dramatically change your tactical options.. Once into the action, you must lay down four lanes. These will dictate which card can be played in each path. Some of your cards are only playable in swamps, while others can only be placed in cornfields. You also have to manage magic (a resource that limits actions per turn), which al…

Classic characters unite in the debut trailer for Tales of Asteria

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Classic characters unite in the debut trailer for Tales of Asteria

Namco Bandai has revealed that Tales of Asteria, the latest adventure in the long-running Tales RPG series, will be coming to iOS in Japan this spring. Following hot on the heels of the US release of Tales of Phantasia, the new game will unite six characters pulled from other episodes in the saga. Among the six will be Milla Maxwell from Tales of Xillia, and Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia. According to a report in Gematsu, the plot will revolve around "fragments of a star that makes wishes come true." Though the character roster may feature familiar faces, Tales of Asteria's combat will play out via the new "cross slide battle" system. The game will also feature voice acting, a…

Dungelot 2 creator admits 'fail' after pulling the game from the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Dungelot 2 creator admits 'fail' after pulling the game from the App Store

The developer behind Dungelot 2 has pulled the game from the App Store only two days after its release due to bugs and poor feedback from players. Speaking out on his Facebook page and Twitter account, Dungelot creator Dmitry Mitrofanov wrote: "I've removed Dungelot 2 from sale at the moment. We admit fail and will relaunch with new update." According to Pocket Tactics, Mitrofanov conceded that that game has "tons of bugs," and that "ratings were very bad" Indeed, at the time of its removal, Dungelot 2 had earned a less than dazzling two and a half star rating on the App Store. While many customers complained about the game's new and aggressive free-to-play monetisation system, others…

Massive sci-fi adventure Out There warping onto the App Store this month

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Massive sci-fi adventure Out There warping onto the App Store this month

Ambitious space-based exploration sim Out There is due to warp onto the App Store later this month. The aim of this "dark and melancholic" adventure to build a ship capable of intergalactic travel, and then roam in the universe is search of resources, confrontations, and civilisations composed entirely of sentient, bipedal acorns. Probably not that last one. According the preview conducted by sister site Pocket Gamer, there's plenty to get excited about. There's a hefty plot, a ridiculously large expanse of space in which to boldly go, and the promise of diplomatic misunderstandings with alien species. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. If you like what you see, keep you…

Check out the nightmarish teaser for upcoming survival horror Knock-Knock

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Check out the nightmarish teaser for upcoming survival horror Knock-Knock

If, like me, you adore survival horror games, you've probably has your eye on Knock-Knock for some time. Well, prepare to have that eye filled with flickering lightbulbs, filthy walls, and other creepy imagery, courtesy of the game's brand new trailer. If you're unfamiliar with Knock-Knock, it follows the exploits of an insomniac wandering around his house being harrased by malevolent spirits. Partially funded via Kickstarter, the game popped up on our rader because of its fantastic art and animation. Some of the beasties look pretty unsettling, too. Plus, as it seems you only have a candle for protection, there's a chance we might actually feel under theat when trying to escape t…

Upcoming mobile game Hitman GO to bring Agent 47 to touchscreens

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 5 months ago
Upcoming mobile game Hitman GO to bring Agent 47 to touchscreens

Taking the stealth and murder themes of IOI's Hitman and transplanting them successfully into a mobile game is, we imagine, a daunting task. However, that's precisely what Square Enix Montreal has just done, creating the entirely new turn-based strategy expereince Hitman GO. Resembling a board game, the turn-based phone and tablet title will see you moving Agent 47 along set paths on a grid. You will have to plot the course to his target, avoiding the attentions of unwanted eyes. Once you have made your move, the guards and other enemies will take their own turns, potentially blocking your path or blowing your cover. As this is Agent 47 we're talking about, you'll be able to utilise disgu…

Roguelike sequel Dungelot 2 is waiting to kill you forever on the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Roguelike sequel Dungelot 2 is waiting to kill you forever on the App Store

We liked Dungelot quite a bit here at AppSpy. Red Winter Software's casual take on the merciless roguelike genre was a thrilling and compulsive tile-tapper, and served as a great introduction into the cruel world of permadeath. Which makes all the more excited to see Dungelot 2 arrive on the App Store. From what we can gather, the team hasn't attempted to reinvent the wheel so much as refine the existing formula. The RPG elements remain, meaning you can gather coins, learn new spell, and steal stat-boosting artifacts. The randomised nature of the dungeons hasn't changed, either. Every grid-based level is different, leaving you with no way to predict whether the next tile you tap hides t…

Help scientists in the fight against cancer with Play to Cure: Genes in Space

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 5 months ago
Help scientists in the fight against cancer with Play to Cure: Genes in Space

It's not often that you get to play games and do something good, and even rarer that playing could actually improve human life. But that is exactly what Play to Cure: Genes in Space enables you to do. Developed by Cancer Research UK, the game actually has you analysing genetic data to aid scientists in their search for the causes of breast cancer. The game is broken in to two main sections. In the first stage you are shown a map of a section of space filled with a valuable space dust. You must plot a course through the densest areas to collect as much of this valuable resource as possible. In fact, this star map is actually genetic data. By highlighting these areas you are indicating to s…

Retro platformer Super Obstacle Boy leaps onto iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 5 months ago
Retro platformer Super Obstacle Boy leaps onto iPhone and iPad

It doesn't matter if you were born in the '80s or the naughties, Super Obstacle Boy's pixel-art aesthetic will prove instantly familiar. This retro platformer's old-school ethos is not limited to its appearance, though. Instead of a nice, safe tutorial and a few levels of hand-holding, players will be treated to 128 punishing levels filled with spikes, pits, and a host of other blocky dangers. The goal is simple – don't die, reach the end of the stage, and eventually claim back Rescue Girl who has been captured by Dr. Negative. If you jump over to the App Store now you can grab Super Obstacle Boy for just £1.99 / $2.99. However, if you download it and can't get past the…

Angry Birds Stella: Rovio's new Angry Birds game puts women first

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Angry Birds Stella: Rovio's new Angry Birds game puts women first

After teasing us with a some character silhouette's yesterday, Rovio has lifted the lid on its latest Angry Birds game. It's called Angry Birds Stella, and, if the promo blurb is anything to go by, this one's going out to the ladies. In fact, with all the talk of BFF's and "(fr)enemies" in the Finnish dev's announcment blog post, it sounds more like it's pushing an interactive episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic than another Angry Birds game. Describing Angry Birds Stella, the blog states: "There will be plenty of fun and adventure, but the bunch of passionate pals will also have to deal with some serious issues in order to protect their friendship and the environment they…

The Bydo Empire invades the App Store again in R-Type II

News By Alex Beech, 2 years, 5 months ago
The Bydo Empire invades the App Store again in R-Type II

It was 25 years ago that R-Type II first appeared in arcades. As they were when the first game exploded onto the scene, young gamers were wowed by the side-scrolling sequel's massive bosses, fast action, and punishing difficulty. Now, a mere quarter of a decade later, developer DotEmu has ported the sci-fi shooter to iPhone and iPad. The Irem classic is set two years after the original R-Type. This timeout, you take control of the R-9c - an upgraded version of the original game's R-9 – to once again battle the evil Bydo Empire. Along with the classic weapons from the first game, the R-9c brings with it a few upgrades to help in the fight. A new shotgun laser and search las…

Rovio announces next Angry Birds game with image of new characters

News By James Gilmour, 2 years, 5 months ago
Rovio announces next Angry Birds game with image of new characters

Rovio has released a teaser image promoting a brand new Angry Birds game, complete with a collection of new characters. The image, which was posted on the official Angry Birds Twitter feed, shows the outline of six never-before-seen birds. The accompanying message reads: "Big adventure with new birds coming soon!" Until recently, Rovio had kept the physics-puzzler gameplay of the Angry Birds franchise true to its origins. Whether the action was set in a on a beach, in space, or in a galaxy far, far away, it always involved pinging birds at pigs with a simple gesture. Big adventure with new birds coming soon! #NewAngryBirds  pic.twitter.com/DWdZ7fBrXq — Angry Birds (@AngryBir…