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Friday News Wrap-Up 12 August 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 12 August 2011


Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

Gameloft planted themselves firmly on the App Store green with their impressive golf game Let’s Golf 2. Now, Tiger Woods wannabes can start getting excited again, as Let’s Golf! 3 has just driven up the fairway and onto iPhone. Professional swingers can create their own virtual golfing avatar in Let's Golf! 3 with which to chip and putt their way through six 3D locations, including The Great Wall of China. You can tee off against up to three other players, though you won't be able to virtually wrap your club around a tree in anger when you hit nothing but tree. Because Let's Golf! 3 is a free-to-play download, we seriously recommend your downloading it straightaway. If you fi…


Legendary Management Sim Theme Park Heading To iPhone Later This Year

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Legendary Management Sim Theme Park Heading To iPhone Later This Year

Following the release of golden oldies Dragon's Lair 2 and James Pond in recent months on iPhone, another bona fide veteran of the gaming scene is preparing to debut on Apple's mobile platform. Those of you over 20 will recall most of your free time in the mid-'90s being eaten up by one particular management sim. Those of you under 20 will soon discover what that felt like. Yes, Bullfrog's seminal amusement park build-'em-up Theme Park is riding into the App Store fairground later this year. Theme Park on iPhone will be published by video game goliath Electronic Arts, who acquired Bullfrog Productions in 1995. It's, therefore, in the best possible hands. We hope. As for Theme Park's gam…


Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

The humble iPhone is undoubtedly home to some of the hardest titles around, including bullet-hell shooter Dodonpachi Resurrection and retro gem League of Evil. Meganoid is another to add to that ever-growing list of tough nuts to crack. OrangePixel's game is a 2D platformer reminiscent of the aforementioned League of Evil in both its old skool aesthetic and its hair-tearing, fist-eating difficulty curve. Now, the sadists among you can leap and die over 90 stages in the game's moderately difficult Hero mode, or test your stress glands over 80 levels in the rage-inducing Sarge mode. There’s also the option to plunge to your doom backwards through the first 50 levels of the game via t…


Freemium Strategy Title Kard Combat Gets New Mages, Modes In Update

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Freemium Strategy Title Kard Combat Gets New Mages, Modes In Update

Canadian developer Hothead Games may be causing something of a stir on the App Store with its baby-punting Kickin Momma game, but that doesn’t mean its freemium strategy game Kard Combat has been forgotten. Kard Combat has just received an update, giving players four new mages (Demon, Chaos, Deception, and Arcane) to choose from and a pair of new game modes - Challenge and Timed. The graphics have also been tarted up slightly in this 4/5 AppSpy rated game, while the obligatory bug fixes have been made. Though the game itself is free to play, there is a full unlock option, which will set you back $9.99. Fancy a hand?…


100,000 Likes On Facebook = RAGE HD Free For A Week

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
100,000 Likes On Facebook = RAGE HD Free For A Week

And there we were thinking that French publisher Gameloft is the only studio that relishes giving something back to its loyal fandom. How wrong we could be. Over on id Software's RAGE Facebook page, the creators of pioneering first-person shooters Doom and Quake have teamed up with RAGE HD's developer on iPhone Bethesda to run a fascinating promotion. Once this particular page has been 'Liked' 100,000 times on Zuckerberg's social network, RAGE HD will be made available for free for one week. At the time of going to press, 48,031 folks have officially declared themselves interested in this freebie deal - thus, there's still some way to go before we pass the RAGE HD threshold. As for RAGE…


Tap Along To 50 Songs From Fox TV's Glee on iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Tap Along To 50 Songs From Fox TV's Glee on iPhone

She's just a small town girl, living in a lonely world; She took the midnight train... Just one of the tens of tens of classic pop anthems the cast of Fox TV phenomenon Glee has reinterpreted / mutilated over the past two seasons. And now, iPhone gamers get the chance to tap along in time to their heart's content to these 'Gleeful' reinterpretations / mutilations of Lady Gaga's and Journey's hits. Tap Tap Glee is Tapulous's newest rhythm-action game for Apple's mobile marvel, following in the relatively recent footsteps of Honolulu balladeer Bruno Mars's tie-in. Tap Tap Glee's soundtrack comprises 50 tracks - all, natch, taken from the series - though only five of these cover versions ar…


Get Puzzle Agent and Its Sequel For iPhone On the Cheap

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Get Puzzle Agent and Its Sequel For iPhone On the Cheap

Telltale Games’s well-regarded Puzzle Agent adventure series has been slashed in price on iPhone until 11th August, with the most recent of the two games also spruced up via an update. The first Puzzle Agent wasn’t half bad at all, earning itself a 4 out of 5 badge here on AppSpy In the sequel, players retake the reins of detective Nelson Tethers, pointing, clicking, and sleuthing their way around the village of Scoggins. Whilst the game has received the obligatory tweaks and refinements in this latest update, it has also been made compatible with the iPhone 3G, meaning those too tight / poor to own an current-gen Apple mobile can also get in on the puzzle-solving action. Puz…


Friday News Wrap-Up 5 August 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 5 August 2011


Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 2 Sleuthing Onto App Store This Autumn

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 1 month ago
Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 2 Sleuthing Onto App Store This Autumn

Calling all detectives, this is an APB. Be on the lookout for the second episode in the Hector: Badge of Carnage detective series. It's lurking somewhere in the iPhone universe. Developers Straandlooper have reported that it is now locked down for an autumn release and is inbound on your position. So, you'll want to apprehend Episode 2 as soon as possible then. We hear it goes by the name Senseless Acts of Justice, and if you're playing this straight, it's going to be on your most-wanted list (I am so sorry about this) right up until release. What's that? Some of you sorry officers don't know what Hector: Badge of Carnage is? Alright, here's the skinny. Hector's a two-dimensional advent…


Horrid Henry Movie Tie-In Catapults Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Horrid Henry Movie Tie-In Catapults Onto iPhone

Some of you may know Horrid Henry through his almost never-ending series of books, movies, and inspirational lectures. I know him through the worst DS game of all time: Horrid Henry's Horrid Adventure. I have played this game. It is Superman 64 bad. Now, the same developers have come out with an iPhone game. Yayyyy! Comprising three separate mini-games, Horrid Henry's Horrid App takes its cue from the recent live-action film. There's an Angry Birds-style catapulting section, where you soak Moody Margaret with a water balloon; a dressing up game; and a standard obstacle-dodging platformer. This latest addition to the Horrid Henry canon is out now for $2.99. It can't be any worse than the…


Monster Dash Anti-Hero Invades Fragger's Territory

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month 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, 3 years, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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!…