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Kairosoft's Oh! Edo Towns Available For Just 99c

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Kairosoft's Oh! Edo Towns Available For Just 99c

Oh! Edo Towns, Kairosoft's city-planning game set in the Edo period of feudal Japan, is currently available at a ridiculously low price, costing 99c instead of the usual $3.99. This cutesy take on medieval Japan has you erecting houses, markets, and ornate samurai castles in a bid to become the most bustling district in the region. Should you succeed, you'll have renowned artisans and even royalty beating a path to your settlement, so you'd better make sure your facilities are fit for a king. Or a samurai. Or whatever it is. We're dead keen on Kairosoft's quirky management games here at AppSpy, and Oh! Edo Towns is no exception. We awarded it a mighty fine 4/5 in our review of it last ye…


Pick Up Minimalist Tunnel Racer Boost 2 For Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Pick Up Minimalist Tunnel Racer Boost 2 For Free For A Limited Time

Minimalist tunnel racer Boost 2 is free to download from the App Store for a limited time. Launched back in 2009, Boost 2 was an early AppSpy favourite. Heck, we awarded it a 5/5 back when it was still known as Boost 3D. A few years, and several major updates later, Boost 2 features additional game modes, online multiplayer, support for Retina displays, and Game Center achievements and leaderboards. It's better than ever, in other words. And it was pretty great to begin with. Boost 2 is available to download now, and it won't cost you a penny. You'd better boost your way over to the App Store, though, as this is strictly a limited-time offer.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 24 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 24 February 2012

It's Friday again and so it's up to me to once again fill your subscription box with a tidy summary of interesting iOS news from the week that was. So lets hop right to it and lay out the News Wrap-Up for the 24th of February, 2012. The Hunger Games - Developers On FireMore and more I feel as though I have no idea what's happening in the greater pop-culture circles and the upcoming release of The Hunger Games in the cinemas is further proof of this as I had no idea what it was, let alone the buzz surrounding it. However, what I do know is that the video game tie-in is being headed up by some of the Indie scene's greatest, including Adam Saltsman (Canabalt); Mark Johns (Tap Tap Dan…


BeyondDead Brings Metroid-Style Adventure Gameplay To the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
BeyondDead Brings Metroid-Style Adventure Gameplay To the App Store

Monster Robot Studios clearly have a fondness for the days of the 16-bit adventure game. You know: when SNES players saved the galaxy as Samus Aran in Nintendo's classic Metroid series. And with the App Store release of BeyondDead, they're bringing that same breed of 2D action to the iPhone. After an infection strikes a terraforming project, you're sent to investigate. Not everything at the base is as it seems, though. (When is it ever, eh?) The 99c BeyondDead app features Chapter 1 of the adventure, with further chapters promised in future updates. Even in this introduction, mind, you can expect plenty of action, exploration, and even the odd boss battle or two. BeyondDead is availabl…


Apple Rumours Suggest App Store Redesign This Year

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Apple Rumours Suggest App Store Redesign This Year

Almost 25 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since its July 2008 launch, and in all that time, it hasn't changed much. It would seem that a major redesign could be in the works, though, if a report from 9to5Mac is to be believed. Apparently, Apple is planning to overhaul both the iTunes Store and the App Store, making app discovery on iOS devices easier - good news for both users and developers. File this one as a rumour for now, but if a redesign is in the works, it would make sense for Apple to launch it alongside a new iPhone model later in the year.…


Apple's App Store About To Reach 25 Billion Downloads

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Apple's App Store About To Reach 25 Billion Downloads

Nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's App Store since July 2008. That's quite a lot, and Apple is understandably keen to celebrate this milestone sales figure. Luckily for us, the Cupertino company has decided to mark the occasion with a massive giveaway, rather than just an office party. The prize on offer is a $10,000 App Store gift card, and it could be yours if you're the person to download the 25 billionth app. Or you could just fill out this form on Apple's website for a chance to win. If you want to keep an eye on the running total, perhaps in the hope that you can swoop in and bag the 25 billionth download, then you can do so here.…


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

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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…