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Mr. Fireworks

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Mr. Fireworks

If you enjoy fireworks set to the crescendos of classical music, the upcoming Mr. Fireworks might be the game for you. Controlling a fireworks mortar, you have to hit targets to increase your timer and to collect coins to upgrade your fireworks. The video shows off the gameplay. Whether it has any staying power or is a flash in the pan experience (like a firework itself), we won't know till its release on October 10th.…


Appseed - creating prototypes from sketches

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Appseed - creating prototypes from sketches

For a site called Appspy, we don't cover a lot of non-game apps, and there's a reason for that. Most apps are variations on productivity software that while useful, is more a case of preference, and not worth mentioning when new programs appear. We also tend not to cover Kickstarter campaigns, because there's a good chance that what we cover won't end up being funded, so creating hype can seem disingenuous. Every now and then though, we rethink these policies when we receive certain submissions, and Appseed is interesting enough to inform our readers about. It's an app that can turn a drawn concept into an actual working prototype. Watch the video below to understand. Seeing ho…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Not much of a response this week, but we did have those site issues over last weekend. I do want to thank Taekon and DarkScience for their replies. I had completely overlooked the possible positives of the push notification, or more specifically, why they were created in the first place. For many of the games I review, push notifications will appear regularly as long as the app is on my phone. It’s not exactly the concept itself that annoys me, but rather at the start of every app with them, it gives you an option to turn push notifications off. I always do this, and even so, these games will always notify me to keep playing, to return. Perhaps it&rsqu…


Orborun Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Orborun Review

If I was describe Orborun using one of those 'it's x meets y' comparisons, I'd say Orborun is Super Monkey Ball meets Tron. By that I mean that you guide a spinning ball though a futuristic neon blue environment, not that you control a banana-crazed Jeff Bridges. In fact, your rotund robotic pal is trying to reach the end of each stage by rolling along tubular platforms, trying to collect as many points as possible without falling into the abyss below. Each stage starts with a choice…

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News Wrap-Up | 27th September 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
News Wrap-Up | 27th September 2013

We love Cut the Rope here at AppSpy. We're not sure whether it's the clever physics puzzles, the vicarious sugar rush that comes from delivering all that candy, or the fact that Om Nom is the cutest thing I've ever seen. But whatever the reason, we think its great. So, great, in fact, that we named it one of our Top 5 games from the past 5 years. Though we've had a couple of spin-offs since the original landed - Cut the Rope: Experiments and Cut the Rope: Time Travel - we've been waiting for developer Zeptolab to get to work on a proper sequel. Well, wait no more, candy fans: Cut the Rope 2 has been confirmed, and is coming to the App Store this very winter. According to Zeptolab, Cut…


The Junk Jack X Files: Case 1

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Junk Jack X Files: Case 1

Okay.  So we know many of you have been waiting for our review of 2D craft-'em-up Junk Jack X. We reviewed Terreria, the other iOS-based 2D Minecraft-a-like, a couple of weeks ago, but are aware that we have yet to share our views on its similarly blocky rival. Spolier: This isn't a review of Junk Jack X. Instead, I have teamed up with Peter Willington, handheld editor for sister site Pocket Gamer, to explore Junk Jack X in a different way. Welcome to The Junk Jack X Files.…


Gentlemen...Ricochet! Review

Review Bïtse Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Gentlemen...Ricochet! Review

Air hockey, mini-golf, snooker: These are games for the common man. A true gentleman requires something more discerning for his sophisticated palette. That is where Gentlemen...Ricochet! comes in. Not only does it allow you to mingle with the upper crust in the town of Smallbridge, but also acquire a handsome sum of tokens, and even a monocle if you're lucky. The gameplay of Gentlemen... Ricochet! is simple. You must flick your token to the end zone, using objects in the environm…

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FIFA 14 | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
FIFA 14 | Hands-On

With FIFA 14 hitting the App Store virtual shelves yesterday, we thought it only right and proper that we make video to give you guys a peek at what you can expect from the game. Unfortunately, that job fell to me, a man whose knowledge of football and football games is on a par with a moth's understanding of string theory. Or my own understanding of string theory. However, rather than crumble beneath the weight of my sporting ignorance, I decided to boot up the game, grab a microphone, and push on regardless.  Here is the result:…


Site issues

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Site issues

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! You may have noticed that the site has been acting a little wonky the last few days. We moved servers over the weekend, and are still ironing out some issues so ask that you be patient. The site is easily navigable, and the only problem left seems to be displaying the images for our news stories and features. On the plus side, when those images appear again, you'll know the site is back to normal and better than ever. Thanks, and happy apping!…


Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

Physics puzzlers are a dime a dozen, but every now and then, one intrigues even though it doesn't seem to be doing anything all that different. Drop That Candy is such a game. Have a watch of the trailer, and perhaps you'll see where I'm coming from. It might be the charm of the cute little creature down the bottom, it might be the combination of a match-3 mechanic in the world of physics puzzlers, and it might even be the gravity reversing contraption a ways into the video, but there's something there. Whether or not it makes for a game that can rise above the rest in its genre remains to be seen.…


Help Me Fly Review

Review Funtomic (2008) LTD By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Help Me Fly Review

Every now and then you play one of these iOS puzzle games where everything just fits into place. Funnily enough, Help Me Fly is a game about connecting puzzle pieces so that everything fits into place. The aim to use building blocks to help the grounded pilot of a toy plane to connect his aircraft to a battery so he can jump start his plane. Each level features a different selection of blocks arranged upon a grid. Using these pieces, you create a power link between pilot and battery,…

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Shadow Vamp Review

Review Gamesmold By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Shadow Vamp Review

When the trailer was released for Shadow Vamp, we at AppSpy were quite excited. The concept of rotating an island to cast shadows from buildings in order to help a vampire get back to his crypt was not only new and novel, but also looked like a lot of fun. Well now that we've gotten our hands on the game, we can tell you that while the core concept is still delightful, sadly its execution leaves something to be desired. To move your sun-shy vampire around you use the analogue stick o…

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Riddick: The Merc Files | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Riddick: The Merc Files | Hands-On

The Riddick movie franchise is notable in gaming circles. Not because the movies themselves are masterpieces - Pitch Black was passable B-movie fodder, while The Chronicles of Riddick was a puffed-up, overblown bore. No, the Riddick movies are interesting because they spawned that rarest of beasts: a video game tie-in which is better than its source material. Released on the Xbox in 2004, Escape from Butcher Bay, not only served as a prequel to the ill-fated flop that was The Chronicles of Riddick, but actually overshadowed its Hollywood counterpart in almost every regard. So it was with quiet hope that I picked up my iPad to play the Riddick: The Merc Files, the latest video ga…


Dead Effect Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Dead Effect Review

Out in the cold depths of space, the hibernation pods open on the ESS Meridian. Groggy and confused, you make your way out to find that the ship is under attack from a virus that has turned the crew in flesh eating monsters. Having brought the communication systems online, you receive guidance from an eccentric doctor as you explore the vessel, and try to find out what the hell has happened. We're not the only ones getting a System Shock 2 vibe here right? Dead Effect is a pretty sta…

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