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New Column: App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition)

By , on July 2, 2012

Appspy has reviews. We have the Friday news wrap up, and we have the top games of each month. Aside from that we're always thinking about new columns because we are fans of both columns and consistancy. Well we're rolling out a new idea today.

We constantly recieve plenty of submissions from developers asking us to review their apps that have just been released, or to create buzz about an upcoming game. Many of these submissions contain games that look like they might be interesting, and our audience might like to hear about, but not every one of these becomes a review (mainly due to time constraints). From now on we're going to highlight the submissions we recieve that look interesting. Some of these games we may review ourselves, but regardless you get to check out more potential iPhone content, and some games that fall through our cracks get a chance in the spotlight.

This idea was born out of a large group of submissions over the weekend that may have some merit, so let's get started...

Hazard Balloon (Irina Raileanu)



Using wind, you have to guide a balloon around and collect... what are those? Water drops (the description says they're sand bags)? It looks like a fun little physics game, although the video is of the iPad version where it looks like you need the extra screen space. Unfortunetely we don't know how the iPhone version with the limited screen space works.
[App Store Link]

Teething (William Robinson)



An arcade title where you're a tooth and have to dodge candy, eat tooth paste, and avoid the tooth paste lid. There are power ups and the coins you collect (which look like gold marshmallows in my opinion), are used to buy mustaches for your tooth. Why not? I guess the big question is will the gameplay keep your interest, or will it decay?
[App Store Link]

Traffic Panic London (Neon Play)



What i'm getting from the trailer is a London-centric version of Burnout Crash!. Whether it has the same fun score grabbing gameplay remains to be seen.
[App Store Link]

Call of Acorn: Squirrel Ops (TaoMee Inc)



Watching the vid and reading the description, i'm still not sure what's going on here. It looks like the squirrel uses power-ups and bomberman like abilities to get to the acorn. It's the name that gets me. Is it supposed to drag in the Call of Duty crowd due to a similar name? Bizarre.
[App Store Link]

AXL: Spin Boost (Palzoun & SpinVector)



Another futuristic racer. The graphics are looking slick and smooth, so if it controls well, this should be a good time.
[App Store Link]

Astrowings3: Icarus (M2M Entertainment)



We recieved this submission telling us that CAVE gets all the attention for the shmup genre on the iPhone, but there are other games out there. This series boasts a large following, and from the video, it looks pretty solid as these shooters go. Don't worry about the video, the game is in English... at least according to the screenshots on the app store.
[App Store Link]

Aero Dog (Tim & Snoof)



It's a side scrolling shooter... with funny looking dogs! What's not to love? It might not be the best designed game, but look at the doggies! Yeah, these guys exploited a weakness of mine.
[App Store Link]

Well that's it for this update. We don't know how often we'll be doing this yet, but as you can see, there's a wide range of potential games to have a go of. As for the developers, some of these might warrant a review, but if not, you got some exposure, and that's always a good thing!


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dinodinooo 2 years, 5 months ago

I played Traffic Panic London!! i suck at the traffic management part so i actually score on the destruction part instead. it's actually just mindless destruction but it's strangely addictive!! pretty cool game :) thanks for the recommendation! i actually found this game using an app called Applorer as well, which recommends good free games and saves the user loads of trouble! if you're an avid Android gamer you should try it out too :) get it for free from Google Play! http://applo.re/app1