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Max Payne Hits the App Store At Midnight Tonight

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Max Payne Hits the App Store At Midnight Tonight

Remedy Entertainment's third-person shooter Max Payne is out now on the New Zealand App Store, and will be slow mo diving its way into other territories at midnight tonight. Launched in 2001 to critical acclaim, the console version of Max Payne cast you as an undercover cop with a silly name and a murdered family. And when Max's best friend and DEA colleague is killed, things go from bad to worse. Payne is the prime suspect for his friend's murder and his mob cover is blown, leaving Max to fight a war on two fronts. Fortunately for us, that war is jolly good fun. Max Payne on iPhone has you spraying slow motion bullets at all manner of nasty men, while Max's moody internal monologue prop…


EA's Easter iPhone Sale Kicks Off Today

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
EA's Easter iPhone Sale Kicks Off Today

You can't spell Easter (or four-day weekend, or over-eating) without EA, and the publishing megacorp is celebrating this holiday season in its time-honoured tradition - by discounting loads of games. Among the spring bargains to be had is the recent Mass Effect tie-in, Infiltrator, to which we awarded a solid 4/5 in our review. It's seen its price cut from $6.99 to $4.99. Not bad for a game that's only a month old. There are some AppSpy favourites on offer, too, in EA's sale: Dead Space, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and Real Racing 2 are all tempting propositions given they carry our 5/5 seal of approval. These offers are only valid over the Easter weekend, so why not make time between s…


Saturday Morning RPG Brings '80s Nostalgia To the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Saturday Morning RPG Brings '80s Nostalgia To the App Store

Saturday Morning RPG, a role-playing game inspired by '80s children's cartoons, has launched in New Zealand, meaning it should hit local App Stores at midnight tonight. The game casts you as Marty Hall, an Everyday Joe who finds himself with magical powers. Unfortunately, before Marty has a chance to exploit his powers for wealth and influence - and let's face it, we all would - he attracts the attention of dastardly villain Commander Hood. It's up to you, then, to control Marty in a series of role-playing episodes that see him battling evil and overdosing on '80s nostalgia. And rocking out the occasional keytar solo. Saturday Morning RPG should be available to download from your local…


Penny Arcade Adventures To Continue On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Penny Arcade Adventures To Continue On iPhone

Indie developers Zeboyd Games are hard at work on a new Penny Arcade game - the sequel to Hothead's 2008 title Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 2. And Joystiq reports that it's coming to the iPhone - a first for the series. Based on the popular Penny Arcade gaming webcomic, Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 (or PA3, for short) follows the adventures of Gabe and Tycho in a steampunk world full of sinister mystery and Lovecraftian monsters. And mimes. Best known for their irreverent RPG Cthulhu Saves the World, Zeboyd Games sound like the perfect studio to take on development duties, then. Set for release sometime in 2012, PA3…


Infinity Blade's Price Slashed To 99c For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Infinity Blade's Price Slashed To 99c For A Limited Time

Chair's iPhone epic Infinity Blade is currently available for just 99c, down from its usual price of $5.99. Released back in 2010, Infinity Blade wowed players and critics alike with its unprecedented (for the platform) graphical quality. In essence, it showed the world just how powerful Apple's dinky little superphone was under the hood. Oh, and the game's pretty fun to play, too. As you explore the God King's labyrinthine castle, you'll encounter twisted monsters and hulking sentries at every turn. Using innovative swipe-to-slice controls, you must defeat these beasts in single combat, using your sword, shield, and powerful magicks. Its controls are perfect, its graphics are exception…


Far Cry and Crysis Dev Release App Store Debut Game Fibble

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Far Cry and Crysis Dev Release App Store Debut Game Fibble

Crytek, the developers behind blockbuster games such as Crysis and Far Cry, have released their first game for the iPhone. It's called Fibble, and it has you flicking and rolling your tubby alien protagonist around a host of levels. Although there's considerably less alien genocide here than you'd find in traditional Crytek fare, this cutesy physics-puzzler is an intriguing proposition. After his tiny spaceship crash lands in a family home, Fibble finds himself alone. To return home safely, he'll need to reassemble his crew - and that means exploring this strange new environment. Fortunately, Fibble's crew is a skilled bunch. And once found, they'll be able to help you navigate this alie…


Friday News Wrap-Up 30 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 30 March 2012

This week started out like any other - Monday I was full of energy, Tuesday I suffered from a bout of being unable to get out of first gear and well... the rest of the week is an honest blur of work, mixed with the occasional break to play League of Legends (...yes, I'm addicted). To cap things off, the news this week is well... exciting is the only way to describe it, so lets jump right in.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 30th of March, 2011. Bug Princess 2 - CAVE just got seriousIt seems we can't go a month without saying something about the Japanese bullet-hell specialist CAVE, but considering how iOS devices have become almost the defacto home of insane shooters, it's h…


Blueprint 3D Goes Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Blueprint 3D Goes Free For A Limited Time

For the very first time since its release last November, Abstract puzzler Blueprint 3D is available as an App Store freebie. FDG's game presents you with a scrambled 3D blueprint which can be spun along its axes. Your challenge is simply to manipulate the image until its fractured lines come together to form a cohesive whole. It's not as simple as just pawing at your touchscreen in the hope of a lucky guess, though, and if you're playing in pursuit of those precious three-star ratings, you'll have to be fast and accurate to succeed. We adored Blueprint 3D's quickfire puzzling, and we made our feelings known in front of friends and family in the form of a glowing 5/5 AppSpy review. There'…


The King of Fighters-i- Is Reduced To $2.99 For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
The King of Fighters-i- Is Reduced To $2.99 For A Limited Time

SNK Playmore's iPhone interpretation of their venerable The King of Fighters franchise is currently available at a discount price. The King of Fighters-i- is now $2.99, down from its usual price of $6.99. Offering four different single-player modes and local multiplayer options, The King of Fighters-i- is a comprehensive package, which boasts a deep fighting system and superbly animated brawlers. We loved the game's touchscreen interface and beautifully rendered arcade action, awarding the title full marks in our AppSpy review last year. What's more, the game's only got bigger and better since its release, for the original cast of 14 fighters has been expanded to an impressive 20. You're…


Lunar Racer Is Free To Download For A Limited Time Only

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Lunar Racer Is Free To Download For A Limited Time Only

Super Stickman Golf isn't the only game from Noodlecake Studios that's currently available for nowt on the App Store. The firm's excellent 2D driving game Lunar Racer is currently available free of charge for a limited time. Lunar Racer is - in the words of the developers - a mash-up of Tiny Wings and Mario Kart, which combines the hilly momentum-gathering of the former with the weapon-enhanced motoring of the latter. Competing against AI drivers or local multiplayer rivals on the bumpy surface of a tiny moon, you'll have to contend with treacherous low-grav terrain and the constant threat of a guided missile homing in on your tailpipe. We had oodles of fun playing Lunar Racer, and altho…


Incoming Update To Draw Something Will Bring Social Network Integration and More

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Incoming Update To Draw Something Will Bring Social Network Integration and More

OMGPOP have outlined the contents of the next update for their social mega-hit on iPhone Draw Something. The first of these is designed to make the game that little bit more social, handing users the ability to share drawings over Twitter and Facebook or save them straight onto the iPhone. So, you can expect your news feeds and timelines to be inundated with childlike scribblings very soon. An undo button is also promised, and this minor addition will be welcomed by clumsy players worldwide (me included), as it allows you to remove your last brush stroke without the need for precision erasing. Finally, you can expect more words, an increased maximum streak (changed from 99 to 999), and i…


Retro Racing Temporarily Unavailable

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Retro Racing Temporarily Unavailable

Recently, AppSpy awarded Qwak developer Jamie Woodhouse with a solid 4/5 for his most recent work, Retro Racing. Sadly the game is temporarily unavailable due to an oversight caused by needing to migrate to a new developer account. The fun rocket-pocket racing title is expected to show up again (with any luck) in a 'few days', but more importantly Jamie is keen to get back to developing new titles while updating Retro Racing. For more details, hit up Jamie's blog here. [Retro Racing received a final score of 3.6/5 and was reviewed on the 23rd of February, 2012.]…


Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For A Limited Time Only

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For A Limited Time Only

Noodlecake's arcade golfing game Super Stickman Golf is currently available from the App Store free of charge. Boasting 261 holes to play through, a range of crazy power-ups to exploit, and full support for Game Center leaderboards, this is one of the more content-rich App Store freebies we've seen recently. As if you needed further incentive to help yourself to a free game, we can also tell you that Super Stickman Golf is something of an AppSpy favourite, earning itself a 5/5 in our review. This is strictly a limited-time offer, though, so you'll want to hot-foot it over to the App Store now, before they 'drive' the price back up. Ahem.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 23 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 23 March 2012

It's that time of the week again and we here at AppSpy are busy busy busy trying to delve in to the pile of games that were recently released, so lets not keep everyone waiting and jump straight in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 23rd of March, 2012. Bethesda Softworks Hiring for iOSWe can dump this news in to the rumor pile, but Zenimax, the parent company for Skyrim developer Bethesda has posted a job opportunity for someone with experience in the iOS development field. Considering the company has had rumors regarding an iOS product that dates way back to 2009 and their only real outing has been the official Skyrim map pack, it's hard to know if this is something to take seri…


Angry Birds Space Is Out Now On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Angry Birds Space Is Out Now On iPhone

Angry Birds Space, Rovio's first proper follow-up to the App Store phenomenon that is Angry Birds, is out now. The iPhone version is currently priced at 99c. Retaining the bird-flinging gameplay of its predecessors, Angry Birds Space transplants the action to a new setting: outer space. This allows for plenty of new gameplay mechanics, including slow motion, low gravity, and light speed destruction. There are 60 levels of pig-bashing action to work your way through, and - as is the norm with the Angry Birds franchise - regular free content updates are promised. If you're still not convinced, then you won't have long to wait until the publication of the definitive AppSpy review. Just watc…