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Z2Live's Trade Nations Builds A Facebook Extension

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Z2Live's Trade Nations Builds A Facebook Extension

Z2Live's Trade Nations, a social build-'em-up for the iPhone masses, has been given planning permission for several new extensions, including the ability to connect your account to Facebook. From there, you can invite your friends and acquaintances to be your Trade Nations neighbour. If annoying your 602 Facebizzle pals in this way isn't incentive enough to convert, then how's about the gaining exclusive access to the newly opened jewellery shop?! As for the game itself, try to think of Trade Nations as a mixture of SimCity, Age of Empires, and FarmVille...but called Trade Nations. Rather than, say, Age of SimVille. Whatever - the Facebook integration brings a whole new dimension to Tra…


DeathSmiles Upon Us In New Ways

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
DeathSmiles Upon Us In New Ways

DeathSmiles, the upcoming iPhone gothic shmup with arguably the most contradictory yet intriguing compound word name seen this week, is back on our radar with some fresh details from the developer. Bullet hell specialists Cave have revealed an additional game mode, a brand new character, and an absolutely off the chain soundtrack for this Xbox 360 port. In the iPhone-exclusive mode, you'll play as the curiously named Princess Tiara, battling your way through a plethora of evil witches haunting her otherwise pleasant kingdom of Gilverado. Cave haven't announced a release date yet for DeathSmiles, but it will be posted on the company's website soon. One thing is for sure, though, if Cave…


Bumpy Road Gets Bumpier With Update

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Bumpy Road Gets Bumpier With Update

Swedish two-man indie developer team Simogo have given players a reason to jump back into their compulsive and uniquely designed title Bumpy Road. With two new time-attack tracks for the game’s Sunday Trip mode and two entirely new Sprint and Marathon modes to play through, Simogo have really flooded Bumpy Road's engine. In a good way. Throw in the Brake Gizmo, a new obstacle that slows you down mid-flow, and you’ve got a more-than-tidy update package. We gave the “engaging and engrossing” Bumpy Road 5 out of 5 on release barely a month ago, so it’s not always a long and winding road when waiting for updates. It's worth noting, too, that Bumpy Road drove on…


Zoo Keeper DX Touch Edition Aligns Itself With iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Zoo Keeper DX Touch Edition Aligns Itself With iPhone

A few weeks after one phenomenally popular handheld franchise roared onto iPhone, another portable gaming favourite crosses the platform divide. So, following the well received port of PSP hit Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting, classic DS puzzler Zoo Keeper has been adapted for the iPhone by Kiteretsu. For those of you fortunate enough never to have succumbed to this legal gaming crack, Zoo Keeper DX Touch Edition requires you to remove the on-screen animal tiles by lining them up in rows and columns of three. Doesn’t matter whether the lines of three animals are horizontally or vertically – just so long as you ‘catch’ 100 of the critters. One note of warning, though…


Plants vs Zombies Sprouts New Updates In iPhone Garden

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Plants vs Zombies Sprouts New Updates In iPhone Garden

PopCap have updated their 5-star strategy game Plants vs Zombies with a whole host of new features that will quite literally have you soiling your plants. For starters, a new Zen Garden has you collecting, watering, and fertilising the fruits of your labour, with coinage rewarded should you prink and preen to a satisfactory level. You can then spend that money on some lovely plants and traps, or even new mini-games such as the considerately named Zombiquarium and Zombotany. Beyond this update, Game Center integration is soon to be upgraded and will throw in with some extra unlockable achievements. More news on those refreshes when we get it - until then, you can pick up Plants vs Zombies…


EA Release Golden Oldie Dragon's Lair 2 On iPhone

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
EA Release Golden Oldie Dragon's Lair 2 On iPhone

EA's Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp, the 1991 laser disc do-or-almost-certainly-die game, is out now on App Stores worldwide. Unchanged from the original, this epic adventure charges you with directing the protagonist Dirk the Daring all the way through time and space to reach and rescue Princess Daphne. EA has retained the 3, 5, and infinite lives options, for you will (undoubtedly) perish over and over and over again (repeat to fade). Dragon's Lair 2 is available to download right this second for $2.99. Let's hope it fares better than its 3* iPhone predecessor. In celebration, leeeeet's...dooooo...the...Tiiiiime...Warrrrrp...agaaaaain. Ahem.…


James Pond Is Back and On iOS From 30th June

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
James Pond Is Back and On iOS From 30th June

James Pond, the smooth and so-fish-ticated (sigh) super agent, will be swimming onto iPad and iPhone from 30th June. James Pond in the Deathly Shallows - a pun-tastic nod to Harry Potter's latest escapade - will invite you to rid the sea of pollution by navigating around a series of deadly underwater mazes. En route there will be a barrage of nasty starfish, barracuda, and jellyfish, but gladly you'll be armed to the tiny teeth with your trusty bubble gun. James Pond in the Deathly Shallows will mark the first outing in a brand new series of James Pond titles, which will hopefully contain the same gameplay and infectious soundtrack that has helped earn it over two million sales since 1990…


10tons Of Peabrained Puzzling On iOS Now

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
10tons Of Peabrained Puzzling On iOS Now

Prepare for sickly-sweet cuteness on a scale only witnessed by those who played Yoshi's Story on the N64. Joining Hands, out today on iOS, is Finnish developer 10tons's first game since their rather less cutesy but still rather good Grim Joggers. In this canny puzzler, however, you're asked to rearrange pea-like creatures so that they're all holding hands. "Why?", I hear you ask. Well, the Peablins believe that by joining forces in this way, they will be protected from the bogeymen. There are roughly 90 levels to get on with, and more coming soon across all iOS platforms. Joining Hands is available to buy now for $2.99 on the App Store.…


Zenga Release Social Hangman Game Hanging With Friends

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Zenga Release Social Hangman Game Hanging With Friends

Breaking Noose! Social gaming behemoths Zynga have released Hanging With Friends onto the Canadian App Store. Based on the classic children's game Hangman, you have to correctly guess words one letter at a time in order to save a man from being hanged. And they said Mortal Kombat was a bad influence? In this modern rendition, there is a hefty portion of social features to make things more chortlesome, including the ability to play up to 20 concurrent games against your existing contacts. Instant replays also mean that you can have a good old laugh as you watch your opponents struggle and squirm to work out the partially revealed phrases. Hanging With Friends is out now in Canada for 99c…


Snake Updated For 21st Century In Hard Lines

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Snake Updated For 21st Century In Hard Lines

On the universally accepted scale of annoyance, ‘hard lines’ is sandwiched somewhere between ‘hard times’ and ‘hard cheese’. One game that we feel certain would have elicited shrieks of ‘hard lines’ from concerned high score owners looking over your shoulder is Snake, that frightfully addictive Nokia gem from yesteryear. Well, get ready for some similar self-loathing, knuckle-biting experiences in Spilt Milk Studios’s Snake reimagining on iPhone...unsurprisingly called Hard Lines. Due out on Thursday (9th June), Hard Lines features six different modes, ranging from Gauntlet to Time Attack, and Survival to Piñata. And as in its…


May's Top Games - From the Critics and You

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
May's Top Games - From the Critics and You

So you've seen what we consider to be the best picks for May, but I'm only one man and while I'd love to think AppSpy is the only site you need, I also believe that as a consumer you should be as well informed as possible before making a decision on what to buy next. So, to round out the end of the month lets check out the top games as voted by reviewers and other gamers on the App Store. Top 10 for May - Sourced from Quality Index10. Firefly Hero - Alex Blaj (8.4) 9. Bumpy Road - Simogo (8.4) 8. DOFUS: Battles - Ankama (8.5) 7. Tower Defense: Lost Earth - Com2uS (8.5) 6. Order & Chaos Online - Gameloft (8.5) 5. Supermarket Mania 2 - G5 Entertainment (8.7) …


March of Heroes Will Be Gameloft’s First Unreal Engine Game

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
March of Heroes Will Be Gameloft’s First Unreal Engine Game

Perpetual copycats (though we won't hold that against them) Gameloft have finally given us a nugget regarding their much-anticipated Unreal Engine-based outing. The name of the game March of Heroes was announced by the Paris-headquartered studio via Twitter...and that is pretty much that, I'm afraid. We can expect more details, however, from the fast-approaching E3 conference in Los Angeles, but until then it’s up to us to interpret the title ourselves. We reckon it’ll either be a WW2-based shooter in the vein of Medal of Honour or Call of Duty, or it’ll be a superhero inspired walking simulator. I wonder which one to plump for...…


Konami's Classic X-Men Sneaks Its Way Onto iOS

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Konami's Classic X-Men Sneaks Its Way Onto iOS

What's this coming in at a sneaky angle to iPhone and iPad? Why, it's Konami's 1992 arcade side-scroller X-Men. Even though Konami is presumably too preoccupied with E3 to publicise its release, we've decided to do their job for them today. Players of the original cabinet classic will know they're in for a treat, and those that don't should assume they soon will be. Utilising an on-screen joystick and button combo, X-Men invites you to take charge of mutant goodies Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. As you can imagine, the aim is to bring down Magneto's naughty little scheme by blasting, teleporting, and, errr, punching your way through hordes of unwitting paw…


New Month, New Season, Top Games - Have Your Say

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
New Month, New Season, Top Games - Have Your Say

Depending on where you happen to be located, June means Winter or Summer - in either case there's one constant... top games of the month! Whether you're finishing up exams, grafting away at your job or taking a break from it all, handheld gaming can be a great way to blast through a few spare moments to perk up the day. I get the privilege on an almost daily basis, but how about you? What games have caught your interest over the last month? Is it something new? Something old? Have you strayed from the App Store path or did you struggle to connect to anything during May? While I work on AppSpy's Top 3 for May, have your say in the comments! Title image courtesy of L. Dahlma…


Retro Games Unleash Velocispider On iOS Population

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Retro Games Unleash Velocispider On iOS Population

In Retro Dreamer's Velocispider (its non-spritual successor to the fabulous match-three puzzler Linkoidz) you play a half-spider, half-velociraptor, err, thing. Yes, i know. Strangely, though, whatever skills you might presume this kind of mutant would possess are academic, since our hybrid hero elects to protect its eggs from a group of alien invaders with an armoury of shoulder-mounted laser guns. Control of your mutated creature is tilt-based, with firing automatic whenever you have a foe in your sights. Power-ups rain down from defeated enemies in the shape of faster fire, double fire, three-way fire, while Game Center support is included for when you go postal on the invading popula…