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

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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…


(It's Still) Friday News Wrap-Up 9 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
(It's Still) Friday News Wrap-Up 9 September 2011

I might just be stretching the line a bit thin, but technically those of you on the western seaboard are still experiencing Friday, so I'll take that and run with it as far as I can! Relevant links for the articles follow the video. Full Trailer for 'Lost Mars' available here: http://vimeo.com/28727594Dead Island Gameplay footage care of MMOMFG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ijPeMQ3wmkPopCap Games on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/artist/popcap/id284832145Another World (Amiga) footage care of cubex55: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgkf6wooDmwGun Fu: http://itunes.apple.com/app/gun-fu/id442868359?mt=8Grand Prix Story Review: http://www.appspy.com/grand-prix-story-review…


Tiger Style Release First Gameplay Footage From Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Platformer Lost Mars

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Tiger Style Release First Gameplay Footage From Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Platformer Lost Mars

Developer Tiger Style have followed up their batch of teasing screenshots with some gameplay footage from their upcoming iPhone side-scroller Lost Mars, which reveals some new and exciting tidbits of information about the game's action. Your mission is to traverse a series of outer space caves using a handy jetpack, collect seeds, and use them to spread alien life throughout the game's many underground caverns. You'll navigate the perilous caves using a simple one-touch control scheme that elevates the game's protagonist in the direction of your taps. "One part METROID, one part 1970s-era sci-fi film, and one part ...gardening?!" finally makes a little sense. Check out the footage…


NaturalMotion's NFL Rivals Runs A 3rd Quarter Slant-And-Go Onto the iPhone

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 10 months ago
NaturalMotion's NFL Rivals Runs A 3rd Quarter Slant-And-Go Onto the iPhone

NaturalMotion's latest attempt at creating an authentic American-football experience has rounded the opposition's defence and sprinted into the App Store's end zone, complete with 32 licensed NFL teams. After selecting your favourite bunch of pad-clad players (the New England Patriots, natch), you're tasked with scoring as many TDs as you possibly can, by juking, trucking, jumping, spinning, and generally avoiding the oncoming waves of burly tacklers. Each successful attempt at glory earns you points, which elevate the real-world team of your choosing to the top of the NFL Rivals global rankings. Playing in sync with your team's real NFL schedule will grant you extra bonus points. If you…


Classic Amiga Game Another World Hitting iPhone On 22nd September

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Classic Amiga Game Another World Hitting iPhone On 22nd September

In artistic and cultural circles, the term 'Renaissance' denotes a specific era during which my two favourite Ninja Turtles Leonardo and Michelangelo flourished. More generally speaking, the word 'renaissance' refers to a rebirth. With the recent news that Bullfrog's influential Theme Park is coming to an App Store town near you, you'd be forgiven for thinking iPhone users had witnessed their fair share of rebirths lately. Well, that depends on your definition of 'fair share' really, doesn't it. I'm all for nostalgia, you see, so am delighted to report that Eric Chahi's 1991 cinematic platformer / adventure game Another World is hitting the iPhone touchscreen on 22nd September. Publishe…


Jetpack Joyride Soundtrack Now Available

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Jetpack Joyride Soundtrack Now Available

If you're like me, you probably can't get that fantastic soundtrack from Jetpack Joyride (5/5) out of your head after a quick run through and nothing short of hearing it again will help to scratch that itch. Thankfully you can now get your fill of the fine work by Cedar Jones as Halfbrick have uploaded the soundtrack (along with some juicy bonus tracks) to their Bandcamp page. While you're there you can also check out the music from their earlier titles (for me it was like a treasure-trove of delights!), from Echoes to Raskulls. The only problem I have now is making sure I don't listen to the soundtrack while driving 'cause I might just get a bit distracted ;) (Jetpack Joyride Soundtrack…


Psychedelic Shooter Wave - Against every BEAT! Goes Free

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 10 months ago
Psychedelic Shooter Wave - Against every BEAT! Goes Free

You can now grab Colorbox's bullet-hell shmup Wave - Against every BEAT! for nowt, thanks to OpenFeint’s Free Game of the Day promotion. Wave - Against every BEAT! features levels and enemies created solely from the beat of various musical tracks. You can use the game's built-in techno tunes or fire up your iPhone's music library for a more personal touch. You'll find yourself battling enemies and completing missions across three game modes - Arcade, Survival, Free Play - and destroying bosses as you soar through the skies.  OpenFeint is fully supported for leaderboards, achievements, and bragging rights. You can grab Wave - Against every BEAT! from the App Store right now for…


Sonic 20th Anniversary Companion iPhone App Hits App Store

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 10 months ago
Sonic 20th Anniversary Companion iPhone App Hits App Store

To celebrate the fact that it's been two decades since Sonic first graced our screens, Sega has released a Sonic 20th Anniversary companion iPhone app. Along with access to the Blue Blur's latest news and a bunch of downloadable wallpapers, the app offers two playable games. The first of these, Sonic the Sketchhog, is a Canabalt-alike title that challenges you with avoiding enemies, pits, and other hazards. The second game is a special Lite edition of Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Episode 1, which we gave an impressive 4/5 at review. And just so you know, this short trial version isn't currently available anywhere else on the App Store. Sonic 20th Anniversary is a free title, so you might as we…


Regarding Muffin Knight and More (Updated)

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Regarding Muffin Knight and More (Updated)

In what is a first (and hopefully the last) for AppSpy, I have had to correct a review based on information that came to light after being written with this resulting in its score dropping down a category. I feel I should explain my actions here as this is a unique case and one whose error lies entirely at the feet of the reviewer. As a reviewer and especially as a critic I try to constantly keep my horizons as broad as possible, ingesting not only as many games across as many platforms as possible, but also films, TV, music, novels, and other media to make it easier to have points of reference within my writing. Unfortunately my gamer-fu failed me as I had a mental blank and didn't recogni…


Hands On Preview: To-Fu 2 by HotGen

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Hands On Preview: To-Fu 2 by HotGen

Despite only releasing the first game a little over three months ago, HotGen are back with another entry in the To-Fu puzzle-platforming series. Check out the video for my thoughts on the upcoming title and some exclusive early-footage of the gameplay. To-Fu 2 is slated for release on App Store for iOS devices on Thursday 8th September, 2011. Transcript: Hey everyone, it's Andrew from AppSpy dot com and I've got another Hands-On Preview for you to check out, this week it's for To-Fu 2 by HotGen, the sequel to the puzzle-platformer released just over three months ago in late-May. As you may remember at the time, To-Fu's gameplay revolved around 'pinging' or rather stretching and…


QI's Top 10 iOS Games For July and August

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
QI's Top 10 iOS Games For July and August

Wouldn't you know it, it's already another month and we're quickly speeding our way to one of the better parts of the year (at least when it comes to releases on most major gaming platforms). As it turns out I had forgotten to update y'all with regards to the happenings in the iOS blogosphere in July and the aggregated scores that our very own Richard helps to maintain over at Quality Index were being ignored. After he threatened to kick my puppy (I neither own a puppy, nor did Richard actually make this statement - I just imagined him staring daggers at me through his emails that implied said action - as much it's possible to stare with words alone) I made sure to get this month's info (al…


Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

Hidden object titles, city-management sims, RTS games: G5 Entertainment aren't afraid to try their hand at a wide spectrum of video gaming genres. They're probably most readily associated with the time-management or business-management categories, mind, including the Supermarket Mania and Stand O'Food franchises. One of G5 Entertainment's most popular business-management characters is Jane, who's already featured in Jane's Zoo and Jane's Hotel on iPhone. A busy lady, I'm sure you'll agree. There's no rest for the wicked, though, for she's preparing to star in Jane's Hotel 2, which hits the App Store on 8th September. Unfortunately for the titular heroine, her family's hotel chain is abo…