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Hands-On Preview of Katamari Amoré by Namco Bandai

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Hands-On Preview of Katamari Amoré by Namco Bandai

This week we have something extra special as we take a look at Namco Bandai's latest installment in the Katamari series on the iOS. Screenshots available below the preview video.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 23 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 23 September 2011

Come sit a while and listen as we regail you with news of the week for fans of iOS gaming. Relevant Links:Split Kick interview with 11 Bit - http://splitkick.com/11bit-studios-anomaly-warzone-earth-interview/Mage Gauntlet Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mneJ5ZD2Yzc&feature=player_embeddedPGUK's Hands-on with Theme Park - http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Multiformat/Theme+Park/news.asp?c=33476Harbor Master review - http://www.appspy.com/harbor-master-reviewPlunderland review - http://www.appspy.com/plunderland-reviewMonkey Island 2 review - http://www.appspy.com/monkey-island-2-special-edition-lechucks-revenge-reviewCaptain Skyro Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…


Tee Off With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 For Free On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Tee Off With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 For Free On iPhone

I'm happy to go on record and state that Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods has been a naughty little cub of late. With both his pro and pro life in tatters after those infamous November 2009 extramarital revelations, Tiger's due some good news. That'll have to wait, I'm afraid, though we do have some good news to share ABOUT Tiger Woods this morning on AppSpy. Yes, indeed, EA's 4* Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 game for iPhone has pitched up on the App Store green for free. You read that right: the full Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPhone experience - not some Lite / ad-supported version - is available from Apple's clubhouse for nothing. It's been slashed by the developers on account of the ongoing PGA Tou…


Hector: Ep3 - Beyond Reasonable Doom Staggers Onto the App Store For $4.99

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Hector: Ep3 - Beyond Reasonable Doom Staggers Onto the App Store For $4.99

'Twas only six weeks ago that AppSpy writer Ryan put out an APB on the second instalment in the Hector series on iPhone. Lo and behold, AppSpy chief (games) inspector Andrew has received word on the App Store wire that the successor to Hector: Ep 2 - Senseless Acts of Justice is roaming free on iPhone. He immediately relayed that sensitive information to me, of course. And asked me to post a notice on the site. So, here it is. According to our intel, the darkly humorous Hector: Ep3 - Beyond Reasonable Doom stars the puzzle-solving, titular, alcoholic, rotund detective inspector, who is on a mission to save the town of Clappers Wreake from annihilation. Given that Episodes 1 and 2 in Hect…


Updated Squads In First Touch Soccer On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 6 months ago
Updated Squads In First Touch Soccer On iPhone

For those of you still recovering from last night's pulsating La Liga encounter between Valencia and Barcelona, you may wanna look away or else risk a spell in football rehab. With the transfer window well and truly closed, soccer clubs around Europe cannot sign any more reinforcements to their squads, meaning no outrageous bid from Manchester City for Lionel Messi until January at the earliest. This gives footy game developers the opportunity to catch up on a bit of transfer admin and update all of the various league and team databases. Makers of first-class football sim First Touch Soccer Exient have been busier than most over the last few weeks, then, but they've got there. The latest…


Bumpy Road On Sale For 99c For 3 Days In Celebration Of 100,000 Downloads

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 7 months ago
Bumpy Road On Sale For 99c For 3 Days In Celebration Of 100,000 Downloads

Simogo's Bumpy Road has been slashed in price for just three days in celebration of the 'love story on four wheels' attracting 100,000 downloads. Rated 5/5 on AppSpy and included in our Top 3 iOS games of May 2011 round-up, Bumpy Road sees you modifying an endless brick road with your finger, so that you may safely escort a pair of pensioners off on a romantic drive together. Memories can be collected en route, which fuel your vehicle and provide temporary bouts of invulnerability. There are several game modes for you to work your way through and a selection of automotive extras, such as Retina display support and Game Center leaderboards / achievements. Bumpy Road will be on sale for 99…


Imangi Studios's Endless-Runner Temple Run Now Free On the App Store

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 7 months ago
Imangi Studios's Endless-Runner Temple Run Now Free On the App Store

If you're a fan of both free games (who isn't?) and endless-running titles, you'll be happy to read that Imangi Studios is currently giving Temple Run away for free. This particular runner, which earned an extremely respectable 4/5 at review, sees you using simple swipe and tilt controls to navigate temple walls and sheer cliffs, as you attempt to outrun your persistent persuers. Your endless journey will see you jumping over obstacles, sliding under hazards, and collecting enough coins to grab some fancy power-ups. The achievement lovers among you have definitely been catered for: 22 unlockable Game Center trophies, with daily, weekly, and all-time leaderboards also included for extra co…


Relive Past Glories In Street Fighter II: The Collection On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 7 months ago
Relive Past Glories In Street Fighter II: The Collection On iPhone

Jeeez, those animated Street Fighters just can't stay out of the news, innit. After Capcom karate kicked Street Fighter IV: Volt's price down to $4.99 last Friday and welcomed a pair of new combatants into the fray, Ryu and Ken are muscling in on the App Store market again. For many in the early '90s, Street Fighter II was the only reason they'd brave their local murky, fetid arcades. For many more, Street Fighter II lit the blue touch paper under the beat-'em-genre, taking them out of the shadows and into the mainstream for the first time. None of that necessarily matters any more, for you don't even have to leave the comfort of your bed to engage in a spot of 1-on-1 brawling, Street Fi…


Hands-On Preview of Battle Group by Bane Games

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Hands-On Preview of Battle Group by Bane Games

The fine lads over at Battle Group were kind enough to let us check out their upcoming title, so lets have a look. Additional screenshots available below the preview video.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 16 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 16 September 2011

Enjoy this week's News Wrap-Up and feel free to hit up the links after the video for more info! PSC opening cinematic - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qLRQnuVWGwUrban Dead - http://www.urbandead.com/More screenshots via Dengeki - http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/406/406205/Shadowgun E3 Gameplay vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aVttB25oPoNFL RIVALS review - http://www.appspy.com/nfl-rivals-reviewSSKA! review - http://www.appspy.com/serious-sam-kamikaze-attack-review…


Capcom Brawler Street Fighter IV: Volt Gets Two New Battlers and A Price Cut

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 7 months ago
Capcom Brawler Street Fighter IV: Volt Gets Two New Battlers and A Price Cut

Capcom have simultaneously dropped the price and upped the roster of its 5/5 App Store brawler Steet Fighter IV: Volt. The two newest burly bruisers to step into Capcom's deadly arena are film star Fei Long and martial artist Yun, taking the total number of playable characters up to an impressive 22. The Japanese studio has also made a bunch of improvements to the game's multiplayer modes, starting with a new Friend Request button. Tweaks to make sure there are no disruptions during wi-fi play and a new 'GoodFight' post-match praise option have also been added. More good news: you can now pick-up Street Fighter IV: Volt at a reduced price, albeit for a limited time. Punch your way throug…


Gameloft's Fast-Paced Street Racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Drops Down A Few Gears To Free

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 7 months ago
Gameloft's Fast-Paced Street Racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Drops Down A Few Gears To Free

Gameloft have slashed the price of its high-octane racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline from $4.99 to completely free. The latest entry in the French publisher's street-racing franchise packs over 42 cars and bikes, which can be driven through the game's 11 racing leagues and 55 events. If you prefer destroying your friends to computer-controlled opponents, you can battle up to five of your buddies in both online and local multiplayer modes. And, when you've successfully beaten all available opposition, you can even take some time out, visit your garage, and explore your collection of high-powered beasts using your device's gyroscope. We gave the game a rather impressive 4/5 at review, so what th…


Halbrick's Jetpack Joyride Gets Updated With New Vehicles and Playable Character

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 7 months ago
Halbrick's Jetpack Joyride Gets Updated With New Vehicles and Playable Character

Australian developer Halfbrick's rather excellent Jetpack Joyride has been updated with some wacky new extras, as well as some almost mandatory bug fixes and tweaks. The foul-mouthed Barry Steakfries can now pilot two brand-new vehicles, including the ironically named Mr. Cuddles (a giant robot dragon), and the fruit jetpack. The latter is a nod to Halfbrick's smash hit slice-'em-up Fruit Ninja, and sprays the ground with fruit and juice as you speed past hazards. Barry is also joined by new character Honest Phil: an 'awesome Australian dude' based on Halfbrick's real-life CMO Phil Larsen. You can grab this 5/5 title from the App Store right now for just 99c.…


Game On: Catching Up With The Voxel Agents and Halfbrick

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Game On: Catching Up With The Voxel Agents and Halfbrick

The Brisbane chapter of IGDA (International Game Developers Association) recently held an evening of questions and answers, bringing together three members from prominent development studios in Australia to talk to students about their experiences in the industry. Tom Killen and Henrik Pettersson from The Voxel Agents and Luke Muscat from Halfbrick were more than ready and willing to discuss topics ranging from the casual such as 'What games do you like to play now?' to more serious points regarding how to sell yourself as an Indie developer. The chat is only one such event in the year-long 'Game On' season organized by IGDA Brisbane. Co-reviewer Dave Flodine and I couldn't pass up an opp…


Capcom's Beeline Bringing Freemium Title Snoopy's Street Fair To the iPhone This November

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 7 months ago
Capcom's Beeline Bringing Freemium Title Snoopy's Street Fair To the iPhone This November

Snoopy's Street Fair is the latest attempt at a freemium money-maker from Capcom's mobile arm Beeline, and it's set to hit the App Store this November. Featuring theme music from the original cartoons and the official voice actors, Beeline's follow-up to the insanely successful Smurfs' Village sees you running a small street fair and generating enough wonga to buy the Peanuts gang some fancy new Baseball uniforms. Through the course of play, you will be able to construct an array of stalls, such as Sally's Lemonade Stand and Lucy's Psychiatrist Service, and unlock a series of classic Peanuts comic strips.  Various costumes for Snoopy will unlock a selection of mini-games and will als…