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Open-World Classic Grand Theft Auto 3 Reduced To 99c This Weekend

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Open-World Classic Grand Theft Auto 3 Reduced To 99c This Weekend

Rockstar Games's controversial open-world classic Grand Theft Auto 3 is currently available at the discounted price of 99c in celebration of Presidents' Day weekend in the USA. Originally realeased for the PlayStation 2 back in 2001, GTA 3's blend of sandbox freedom, social satire, and vehicular carnage proved an instant hit with critics and players alike. The iPhone re-release, which careened onto the App Store last December, was similarly well received. Take a look at our 5/5 review to see what we thought was so great about it. Or you could check out our Top 10 iPhone games of 2011. If you're hoping to ascend the ranks of the criminal underworld, or just run over some unwitting pedestr…


Friday News Wrap-Up 17 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 17 February 2012

New servers for AppSpy's website, great game releases that have made my jaw drop and some amazing pieces of news - this week has certainly come up Milhouse for this reviewer. What could have this grizzled old-soul so excited? Well lets jump right in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 17th of February, 2012. NERF Lazer Tag With iOS FeaturesIn my household there exist four people. All four of us have NERF weapons of varying sizes - you could claim some were merely for self defense, but honestly, sneaking up and launching a secret barrage of foamy-dart death is just too hilarious to pass up. So when NERF decided to move to the Lazer Tag arena, I got a little excited... better still b…


Tim Schafer Confirms Plans For iOS Version Of Double Fine Adventure

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Tim Schafer Confirms Plans For iOS Version Of Double Fine Adventure

Tim Schafer, the man behind classic point-and-click adventures such as Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, took to crowdfunding website Kickstarter last week in a bid to raise $400,000 to make a brand-new adventure game. Schafer explained that publishers were unlikely to ever back such a project, and so asked fans to fund its development instead. At the time of writing, fans have pledged more than $1,850,000 on the project's Kickstarter page. The game's budget has increased quite suddenly, then, and Schafer's team at independent studio Double Fine have been looking at how best to use all that extra cash. In a video emailed to the project's backers (posted below), Schafer confirmed pla…


League of Evil 2 Brings Another Dose Of Scientist Punching To iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
League of Evil 2 Brings Another Dose Of Scientist Punching To iPhone

League of Evil 2 has hit the App Store today, launching at the discounted price of 99c. Boasting 103 levels of tight platforming action, this much-anticipated sequel has you bounding through 2D environments with a vital mission. To punch scientists in the face. Evil scientists, mind. With stars awarded based on how quickly you complete each level, three-star obsessives will have to use every acrobatic trick in the book to ace the stages, including double-jumping, flipping, and wall-jumping. This follow-up to Ravenous Games's 5/5 platformer League of Evil does away with the pixel-art visuals of its predecessor, opting instead for hand-drawn animations by indie studio Bulletproof Outlaws.…


Gameloft Discount Prices Across Portfolio Of iPhone Games

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Gameloft Discount Prices Across Portfolio Of iPhone Games

Today is Valentine's Day, and French game makers Gameloft have shown that they know a thing or two about romance and wooing consumers. By discounting prices across their portfolio of iPhone games. Ten Gameloft games, in fact, can currently be downloaded from the App Store for reduced prices, including AppSpy favourites Earthworm Jim, The Settlers, and Hero of Sparta 2. Each of these titles can be yours for a mere 99c, and who knows how long these bargains will last? Better cancel tonight's dinner reservations and settle in for a night of iPhone gaming. Earthworm Jim Hero of Sparta 2 The Settlers Driver The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Eternal Legacy Gangstar R…


Super Meat Boy Being Rebuilt For Possible iPhone Release

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Super Meat Boy Being Rebuilt For Possible iPhone Release

Team Meat, the independent studio behind the console and PC indie platformer Super Meat Boy, announced on Twitter yesterday that they would be rebuilding the game from the ground up for a possible iPhone launch. According to the team's tweets, this game would be 'a re-envisioning of [Super Meat Boy] remade from scratch for touch', and it 'will not play like SMB!' Anyone speculating on what form the game may take can rule out a simple high score chase-'em-up, as Team Meat explicitly said it won't be 'a simple game like "Doodle Jump" it will be a larger more traditional game'. Nor will it control much like Super Meat Boy. Nor even be released unless the team are completely happy with the re…


Cave’s Dodonpachi Blissful Death Out Now On the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Cave’s Dodonpachi Blissful Death Out Now On the App Store

Dodonpachi Blissful Death has hit the App Store today, the latest in a long line of Cave arcade shooters to be ported across to iOS. Not that we're complaining, of course. After all, Cave's previous iOS efforts include the 5/5 scoring ESPGALUDA II and Mushihimesama Bug Panic, which also earned top marks in our review. Anyway, back to Blissful Death... In Cave's newest manic shooter for the iPhone, you can select from six different ship types, take part in a Practice mode to hone your skills, and choose from four difficulty levels. Those of us with merely human reflexes will want to leave those higher tiers of difficulty well alone. Game Center and OpenFeint have also been integrated in…


Friday News Wrap-Up 10 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 10 February 2012

Before we jump in to things I'd like to give a heads up on the progress of our servers - they're in the process of being moved to new systems with far more space and bandwidth, which means in the very near future we'll be a lot more bulletproof.So with that out of the way, lets jump in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 10th of February, 2012. Crescent Moon's Valentine's Day SalesWhile not all cultures may celebrate the day specifically, there's always time to give back to those who you care about. Crescent Moon are doing just that and gamers after something from their catalog should jump in now with Gears, Pocket RPG iPhone Edition, Evertales, Siegecraft and Ravensword all plumme…


League of Evil 2 Will Bound Athletically Onto the App Store Next Week

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
League of Evil 2 Will Bound Athletically Onto the App Store Next Week

The sequel to pixel-art platformer League of Evil will leap onto the App Store on 15th February. Anyone even vaguely familiar with the original game will notice that League of Evil 2 boasts a radically different art style from the original. The pixel-art stylings of League of Evil have been cast aside in favour of hand-drawn animations designed by Bulletproof Outlaws. Hopefully, the first game's tight platforming, challenging gameplay, and ultra-responsive controls will make it across to this sequel intact, for League of Evil is something of an AppSpy favourite. The game earned a perfect 5/5 score in our glowing review, and appeared on our list of the Top 10 iPhone games of 2011. League…


Update on AppSpy's Servers

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Update on AppSpy's Servers

For a while now the AppSpy site has been gradually suffering from performance issues, mostly due to an increase in traffic and volume of information that requires processing by our back-end. As such our techies have been working hard at keeping things afloat, but obviously it wasn't enough. Thankfully I have some great news to report as our servers will be migrating to something with a lot more grunt - more space and more bandwidth - which means a MUCH faster site for you, our readers. We apologize for all the hassles in reaching the site of late - it's not the ideal situation to be in and we're hoping to make up for it in the coming year with all new features. Thankyou again for your pat…


Friday News Wrap-Up 3 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 3 February 2012

For those who missed out on the tweets, I was on a personal holiday last week. To cover the time lost I had to queue up content, but the unfortunate side-effect of this is a huge pile of emails, upcoming releases and reviews to barrel my way through now I'm back in the office. I can't say I'm super disappointed though as this week was a real joy, but we'll get to that soon.For now lets touch base with the news for our Friday Wrap-Up for the 3rd of February, 2012. Team Meat + iOS == ???You may need to throw this one on to the rumor pile, but in a recent interview with IndieGames.com, Super Meat Boy creators Team Meat mentioned that 'the next game will probably be iPhone. Probably.'…


Acclaimed DS Game Ghost Trick Haunts the App Store At Midnight Tonight

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Acclaimed DS Game Ghost Trick Haunts the App Store At Midnight Tonight

An iPhone version of last year's acclaimed DS title Ghost Trick has just launched on the New Zealand App Store, meaning it'll be available to download worldwide at midnight this evening. This supernatural adventure begins with the protagonist's death, and you spend the rest of the game playing a spirit detective trying to help others avoid the same fate. The unique puzzle gameplay has you possessing inanimate objects within your range to progress through each level. With its blend of offbeat humour and supernatural investigations, Ghost Trick may elicit comparisons from some readers with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: the zany courtroom drama that we awarded a 4/5 to on its iPhone debut.…


RAGE HD Update Includes New Gameplay Episodes As IAPs

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
RAGE HD Update Includes New Gameplay Episodes As IAPs

id Software's mutant shooting gallery game RAGE HD has just received an update, which includes new in-app purchases and improvements to the game's visuals and performance. As anyone who's read our 4/5 review will know, RAGE HD's visuals were already pretty special. Now that the player model and weapon models have been replaced with higher-resolution versions, though, it looks crisper than ever. The headline feature of this update, mind, is undoubtedly the new Mutant Bash Store. It's from this digital shop that you can now buy new game content via IAPs. The first such 'episode pack' is available to purchase now, with more on the way soon. Finally, if you've got the appropriate cables and…


SupaSupa Games Brings Arcade Motocross Racing To iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
SupaSupa Games Brings Arcade Motocross Racing To iPhone

SupaSupa Games's debut iPhone release has just ridden onto the App Store. Yes, it really is called SupaSupaCross. Aforementioned game is a top-down arcade motocross racer with the emphasis firmly on fun rather than realism. In SupaSupaCross, you steer your bobble-headed racer across a series of off-road tracks, hitting the odd boost pad along the way to gain the edge over your competitors. You can choose between touch or tilt controls for steering, by the way. SupaSupa Games is an indie studio made up of former members of now-defunct THQ Digital Studio Phoenix - the team behind the MX vs. ATV series on home consoles. You can grab SupaSupaCross from the App Store right now for 99c.…


Remedy’s Explosive Racer Death Rally Is Free For A Day

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Remedy’s Explosive Racer Death Rally Is Free For A Day

Remedy's explosive racing game Death Rally is free to download today. Death Rally is an updated version of Remedy's 1996 debut game, and has you driving for your life in the titular vehicular competition. Gaming veterans will spot some familiar faces amongst the caranage, too, with Duke Nukem, Barry Wheeler, and John Gore all making appearances in a game that promises more than ten hours of high-octane racing. We loved Death Rally's high-adrenaline gameplay, which has you outrunning and outgunning race rivals, awarding the game 4/5 in our review last year. Accelerate onto the App Store now to grab your free copy of Death Rally.…