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Monster Dash Anti-Hero Invades Fragger's Territory

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 12 months ago
Monster Dash Anti-Hero Invades Fragger's Territory

We love a good mash-up here on AppSpy, even one or two from that ridiculously uplifting Glee programme. Yep, guilty as charged. Of more interest to us, though, of course, are mash-ups in the mobile games biz, and so we were delighted to hear of a collaboration between the pair of venerable iPhone devs Halfbrick and Miniclip. The former is probably recognisable to most as the creator of Fruit Ninja, the insanely addictive slash-'em-up, whilst the latter is known for its suite of free flash games. Now, these two worlds collide, as the star of Halfbrick's brilliant Monster Dash Barry Steakfries invades Fragger in the latest update, bringing with him 30 additional levels of explosive fun. I…


Update and Price Drop For DoubleDragon On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 12 months ago
Update and Price Drop For DoubleDragon On iPhone

Back in April, AppSpy published a translated snippet of an AppsJP interview with the makers of DoubleDragon on iPhone, Bow Mobile. In the article, Bow Mobile's spokesman suggested that an update to their old skool side-scrolling action game was in the works, even though the details couldn't be disclosed. Suffice to say, he wasn't lying, for version 1.00.01 of Bow Mobile's reimagined brawler has finally gone live. Oh, and it's been reduced in price. Anyone fancying a trip down Arcade Nostalgia Alley in the company of Billy and Jimmy Lee will benefit from revised in-game text and a transparent control panel. In addition, DoubleDragon is now compatible with iOS versions under 4.0, so even…


Madden NFL 12 Jinking Onto iPhone On 30th August

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Madden NFL 12 Jinking Onto iPhone On 30th August

Red 69 Brown 3 Hut Hut Hut. No, not the demented cries of an oversexed Premier League footballer, but rather the snap count which precedes each play in American football. Of course, you'd be familiar with snaps, huddles, linebackers, and scrimmages, if you were a die-hard Super Bowl fan. Or just enjoyed an offensive play or two on Madden. I fall into the latter bracket, I'm afraid, so tend not to appreciate all of the intricacies of gridiron. Luckily for me, then, EA's five-star Madden NFL 11 for iPhone last year debuted GameFlow, an AI-controlled system for deciding the most appropriate next play. This venerable series is back on iOS - or at least it will be later in August - complete…


Friday News Wrap-Up 29 July 2011 - Now With Added Mini-review!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 29 July 2011 - Now With Added Mini-review!

That's right, a mini-review! Not only do you get a bit more bang for your buck this week with some additional thoughts on the news items, you also get two games of the week and a look at Allied Star Police by PopCap's 'alternative' developer label. As always, leave your thoughts - it's great to hear back from our readers!…


Gorgeous-Looking Siegecraft To Besiege Your iPhone This September

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years ago
Gorgeous-Looking Siegecraft To Besiege Your iPhone This September

Crescent Moon Games have just formally announced their next title: Siegecraft. It's got a fantasy-medieval setting, some physics-based warfare, and ruddy amazing graphics. Here's the deal: you'll command and conquer hordes of real and fictional (orcs, anyone?) forces from one corner of the world to the next, flinging crossbows, catapults, and more at them. Still not sold? Well, we really do need to talk about that graphics engine again. It's impossible to write about Siegecraft without giving a nod to the lush 3D graphics. We're not kidding when we say that it's already shaping up to be one of the most beautiful games on iOS, if not on any mobile platform. Your iPhone really is in for…


Critically Acclaimed Android Platformer Cordy Jumps Onto iPhone

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years ago
Critically Acclaimed Android Platformer Cordy Jumps Onto iPhone

We're all friends here, so let's just be straight and admit it: we take energy for granted. Well, maybe not as much for granted when the electricity bills arrive… but anyway, we should be thankful we're not Cordy. Cordy has to run, jump, flip, push, and fight to power up the world. Now that's a hard day's living if you ask me. Another thing that Cordy does is take 'freemium' to the extreme. The first four levels are free, but the rest of the game - and there really is a lot more in it - is exclusive to those who snap up an in-app purchase (priced at $1.99). SilverTree Media say their new 2.5D platformer has "console quality", and with 27 levels powered by some gorgeous graphics -…


Tekken Finally Hits the iPhone, But Not the Tekken You Expect

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years ago
Tekken Finally Hits the iPhone, But Not the Tekken You Expect

The long-running beat-'em-up franchise Tekken has finally landed on iPhone, but if you've been waiting for a good old-fashioned bruiser, well, hold your horses, pal, because you're still waiting. As you've probably guessed by now, Tekken Bowl ain't your typical Tekken. There are no fisticuffs to be had here at all, because - and the clue is in the name - you'll actually be playing a tribute to an old bowling mini-game in Tekken Tag Tournament. You have 3 unique characters to choose from, as well as two bowling game modes to play through - including a physics-based Puzzle mode. Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards roll in to round off the package. So, while this isn't t…


Jet Car Stunts 2 On iPhone Will Include Freestyle Trick Mode

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years ago
Jet Car Stunts 2 On iPhone Will Include Freestyle Trick Mode

Our chums over at Pocket Gamer have snagged themselves a rather tasty news morsel about True Axis's Jet Car Stunts successor, the rather obviously named Jet Car Stunts 2. True Axis told PG that the upcoming sequel will feature six selectable vehicles, as well as a new level editor. They also spilled the beans on the new Freestyle mode, which is apparently "like playing a skateboarding game with a car." And just like a skateboarding game, the aim is to - yep, you guessed it - pull off impressive tricks to score your way to big points. So, basically, drive crazy, and you'll earn crazy points. Simples. In case you missed it, the excellent original picked up top marks back when we reviewed i…


The Island of Dr. Momo Is Ex-Capcom Producer Inafune's Latest Project

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
The Island of Dr. Momo Is Ex-Capcom Producer Inafune's Latest Project

Since badmouthing the entire Japanese game industry, Keiji Inafune has been on a rollercoaster ride of bad press and redundancy. After his ignominious exit from Capcom six months ago, however, one thing he hasn't been is idle. The creator of the Mega Man series has turned away from console and towards mobile gaming in the form of The Island of Dr. Momo. In this casual freemium title, players will take on the role of Dr Momo (Dr Peach in English), a medic aiming to create - via some genetic modification - the cutest creature imaginable. The Island of Dr. Momo will be splicing and cutting its way onto iOS this autumn in Japan, so fingers crossed for a western release, too. Here’s ho…


9-Year-Old Designer Helps PopCap Create Allied Star Police

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
9-Year-Old Designer Helps PopCap Create Allied Star Police

If you weren't already aware, Electronic Arts acquired Seattle-based casual games phenom PopCap ten days ago for a cool $650 million. For that considerable outlay, the publishing giant behind NBA Jam and Dead Space picked up some of the most addictive iPhone IP around, including Plants vs Zombies, Peggle, and Bejeweled 2 + Blitz. In addition, EA will, naturally, inherit PopCap's recently formed spin-off label 4th & Battery, which is charged with producing edgier, stranger, more experimental games. Unpleasant Horse was the first creation from the 4th & Battery laboratory: unfortunately for the studio, it proved too hot for Apple to handle, and was promptly rejected. Next up from t…


Teaser Trailer Revealed For Square Enix's JRPG Chaos Rings II

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Teaser Trailer Revealed For Square Enix's JRPG Chaos Rings II

We don't need to stress the inherent quality of Square Enix's JRPG franchise Chaos Rings again, do we? Ok, maybe we do then. Well, the original - Chaos Rings - was selected as the game of 2010 by AppSpy. 'Nuff said about that. Meanwhile, Its prequel - Chaos Rings Omega - finished 2nd in our rundown of the best games of May 2011. So far, so impressive. In the run-up to Chaos Rings Omega's launch, we reported on an advert placed in Japanese game magazine Famitsu by Squeenix, which suggested a direct sequel to Chaos Rings (I) was in the works. Lo and behold, the role-playing game specialists have only gone and unsheathed a few screenies and a trailer for Chaos Rings II, thus confirming wha…


Snot-Based Arcade Puzzler Gesundheit! Sneezing Onto iPhone Soon

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
Snot-Based Arcade Puzzler Gesundheit! Sneezing Onto iPhone Soon

The developers of the excellent Road Blaster and the 5-star UFO on Tape, Revolutionary Concepts, have been working on their latest puzzler since 2007. Gesundheit! will - bless them - finally be spraying its sneeze juices all over the iPhone in the next few weeks. Gesundheit! puts players in the skin of a cute little pig with terrible allergies. When his whole village is kidnapped by bacon-loving monsters, our heroic swine has to journey through 40 levels of hand-drawn puzzles to save them. Once Gesundheit! passes through Apple's rigorous approval system, it will initially cost 99c on iPhone, before rising to $1.99 at some point in the future. Tissues at the ready: here's the vid.…


Tiny Tower Update Accidentally Adds More Bugs

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years ago
Tiny Tower Update Accidentally Adds More Bugs

If you enjoyed Tiny Tower as much as we did back when our man reviewed it, naturally you'd expect to be pleased by news of an update...especially one that adds some fresh swag. That's how we felt at first, too, but sadly life just isn't that simple. NimbleBit, Tiny Tower's developers, have accidentally infested the game they were trying to patch with some horrid bugs. So, what was the update actually supposed to bring to the Tiny Tower table? Five new businesses, a brand-new VIP, frequent autosaving, sound issue fixes, and the ability to quickly scroll to the top of your tower are the main additions and tweaks to this free building-management game. A pretty beefy update, in other words,…


Cut The Rope ‘Toy Box’ Update Coming Soon To iPhone

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years ago
Cut The Rope ‘Toy Box’ Update Coming Soon To iPhone

Fans of ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope can officially rejoice. There are plush toys AND a new ‘Toy Box’ update on the way, with loads of features to sink your sweet teeth into. First off, you'll get 25 fresh levels to gobble up, along with a shiny new gameplay mechanic that involves bouncing the donuts around the screen and between the candy-loving monster Om Nom's lips. Players will be also able to uncover hidden pictures, drawn by the famished fella himself. The developers have shown their humanitarian side, too, by debuting a Star Key, which will enable Cut the Rope newbies to unlock all the boxes without breaking a sweat...or an iPhone. Cut the Rope found a place in our he…


Awesome Saucer Beams Down To App Store

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years ago
Awesome Saucer Beams Down To App Store

Piloting a flying saucer into space and blowing up some alien ships is one of life's most exclusive pleasures. Sadly, we can't all be Will Smith, but Awesome Saucer on iPhone might just be the next best thing. This spaced-based dogfighter promises "unlimited levels", original music, unlockable weapons, and intuitive controls - including an inverted controls setting if you're so inclined. The 3D graphics look pretty good, too, as missile trails and spaceship engines fill the screen with neon flair. And although you can't upload any computer viruses to an alien mothership, Chromium Torpedos and Graviton Missiles mean you probably won't need to anyway. Awesome Saucer is out now on the App…