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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…


Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

The nature of the game development life cycle normally means you can expect sequels to appear approximately a year after their predecessors. Not in HotGen's world. This UK-publisher has decided to not only rip the iPhone games rulebook up, but to also feed it through the office shredder, and dump it into the recycling skip. So, despite HotGen's action-puzzler-platformer To-Fu: The Trials of Chi only stretching and pinging itself onto the App Store in May, its follow-up is due this Thursday. To-Fu 2 will feature the same challenging gameplay and elastic protagonist as its forerunner, but will introduce a new game mode and include over 100 obstacle-laden levels. We awarded its forebear 4…


Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 11 months ago
Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

Darn those jammy Yanks. While the rest of the world toils away at work this Monday in a deceptively cold office, the smelly cockpit of an articulated lorry, or down a dangerous mine, those American dudes can enjoy the mother of all lie-ins. Perhaps to console we unfortunate souls in the UK , Australia, and beyond during Labor Day Weekend, Reckless Getaway developers Polarbit have driven down the cost of their wacky iPhone racing sim. For a limited time, Reckless Getaway's $2.99 virtual price tag has been tossed into the garbage bin and replaced by a 99c sticker. As you'd probably expect given its moniker, Reckless Getaway incorporates crazy car chases, unrelenting po-po, insane jumps, a…


Friday News Wrap-Up 2 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 2 September 2011

This week's mini-review goes to Quarrel Deluxe - see what we have to say about this word-slinging turn-based strategy. Credits/Links: Grand Prix Story footage from AndroidSPIN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsHzk7MbIoBrick People ATEI Expo footage from madebyluke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I1DBGRzT3EWant to know more about the Engineering mode? Visit Trainyard's video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbyT_pRzoDsApp Store Link for Quarrel Deluxe - http://itunes.apple.com/app/quarrel-deluxe/id453203047?mt=8Full Review of Jetpack Joyride - http://www.appspy.com/jetpack-joyride-review…


Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 11 months ago
Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

The development team behind 5* adventure / puzzle game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor have released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming sci-fi side-scroller Lost Mars. Now, we don't much about the game - hardly anything, in fact - so it's a good job that Tiger Style are set to showcase their new title this Sunday at the Juegos Rancheros festival in Austin, Texas. Prety much the only thing that we do know is that the game is "one part METROID, one part 1970s-era sci-fi film, and one part…gardening?!" That could mean absolutely anything, but it does sound intriguing. Feast your eyes on the screenies below, folks.…


Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 11 months ago
Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

SPOILER ALERT! This isn't a joke... What do you get if you cross one of my all-time favourite turn-based trajectory games with my third favourite sport? Worms Crazy Golf on iPhone, that's what. UK-based developers Team17 are, of course, the brains behind the long-running Worms series, and they recently announced that their famous band of garden invertebrates will be putting for glory later this year. Players will have to execute skilful chip shots and precision putts across three madcap 18-hole courses, while overcoming obstacles like castles that teleport balls and comedy bats. Old, familiar faces from the Worms universe will make an appearance in Worms Crazy Golf, including the sheep,…


Madden NFL 12 Shimmies Into iPhone End Zone, Sports A $6.99 Price Tag

News By Ryan McGowan, 2 years, 11 months ago
Madden NFL 12 Shimmies Into iPhone End Zone, Sports A $6.99 Price Tag

American-football fans, listen up: Madden NFL 12 has just landed on the App Store, and it's carrying a $6.99 price tag. Now, EA say that it's the "most authentic NFL game franchise on Earth" and "better than ever", but we have a sneaking suspicion that they may be a little bit biased. So, we're just going to stick to the facts. Madden NFL 12 beefs up the roster, packing in 2,500 NFL players and 32 teams. They're all real, too. Leaderboards and achievements also make the cut, thanks to EA's new Origin online service. Aside from that, it's not a radical upgrade, but if your life ambition is to buy a game called 'Madden NFL 12' for iPhone, this may just be the best $6.99 you ever spend! A…


Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

The fine boffins over at Halfbrick (and in particular one Phil Larsen) has seen to it that I have an early copy of Jetpack Joyride in my grubby little hands and so in a show of fairness to our readers I'll stop playing for a moment to let you see what you're in for later this week! (Thoughts and impressions to follow the video footage.) More than anything else it feels like Halfbrick have hit their stride with Jetpack Joyride a year after introducing gamers to Barry Steakfries in Monster Dash (5/5). What was a simple, yet polished take on the endless runner has evolved in to something far more exciting as Barry takes to the skies by stealing a jetpack that's propelled by bullets.…