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Lumber Jacked Review

Review Everplay By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Lumber Jacked Review

That sense of deja vu you're feeling isn't surprising - we've seen this kind of skill-based platformer before, complete with its star-rating system based off completing the stage; collecting its bonus item; and crossing the finish line before a preset limit. Lumber Jacked is, in many ways (including its controls) very much the same game, but there is at least a twist. For one, it's decidedly harder to complete the three-star requirements as you need to complete all three requirements…

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Mr. Crab Review

Review Illusion Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Mr. Crab Review

Everything old is new again thanks to the iOS platform, and while the rotating-tower platformer is certainly not a new one, Mr. Crab manages to bring a breath of fresh air to the dusty concept. And hey, not everyone is an ancient curmudgeon like me, so party on you crazy kids. Speaking of party, prepare to get your hat-head ready as Mr. Crab has a penchant for noggin-covers. This is more of an aside, but as Dave has mentioned before, gamers love their hats - it's a mystery for the age…

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The Other Brothers gets control update

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
The Other Brothers gets control update

While we did enjoy The Other Brothers, one of our main concerns with the game was its controls. They were a bit on the sloppy side, and kept moving themselves around the screen rather than staying in one spot. Well, thankfully, 3D Attack Interactive has taken heed of the criticism thrown at the game and released an update that should answer some of the concerns a lot of people had with the game. As well as adding different touch screen control options, the new update also adds support for the iCade and iControlpad devices, letting you experience the game with physical controls if that's more up your alley. There are still a few quirks with the updated controls, but they do seem to be a da…


Cling! Review

Review First5 Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Cling! Review

Instead of a platformer, Cling is amusingly referred to as a 'pegformer', and this is as accurate a description as any. As a capsule toy in a vending machine, you get stuck on your way to the hands of a small child, and now your squid-y tendrils must navigate the pegs, clear the hazards, and reach the end of each stage safely. There are two control schemes that you can switch between with a simple shake of your iPhone. The first is a system where by touching the screen in the directio…

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Dream Chaser Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Dream Chaser Review

With so many endless runners, it relieves us game reviewers when we see a new idea brought to the table, as small a change as it may be. What can stand to infuriate us more than just an average entry into this genre is if the change ends being to the detriment of the whole experience. That's where we find ourselves with Dream Chaser, an endless runner that while having an endless mode also includes a story mode, where the mechanics and intricacies of the game are spread out alongside a…

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Gemini Rue Review

Review Wadjet Eye Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Gemini Rue Review

A few years ago Gemini Rue was released on PC to a lot of critical praise. A cyberpunk science fiction tale about a police officer named Azreal trying to locate his brother who is being held at some sort of deep space memory wiping and retraining facility, you play as both characters as the narrative unfolds towards a stunning climax that earns this title the mantle of one the most interesting adventure games to be released in years. Now it's on iOS! The trick with this review is not t…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th April, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th April, 2013)

Hey hey readers, and welcome to another installment of the App Wrap Up! We're back to iPhone-centric trailers this week, although I do have another iPad only update in the works (plus some other specific installments)... but that's for the future. The present is now! Let's look at some trailers for games that may have passed under the radar and comment on them!   Sorted! (Mighty Kingdom Pty Ltd) A game about sorting objects into their own shaped holes. Simplistic? Yes, but with the arcade timer, and presentation, I think this might be more difficult and addictive than some might give it credit for.[App Store Link]   Strip Music Box (Illkill.) Yes it's another rhythm game.…


Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

It's been a couple of years since Zeptolabs released a proper sequel to Cut The Rope, the physics based twine snipper that introduced the world to Om Nom, a candy obsessed froggy alien thing with an appetite for sugar that only you can sate. Well, there's a new adventure for Om Nom on the way and it looks like it's going to involve jumping through different periods in time thanks to a fantastical machine. We don't have a lot to go on so far, save for some images from the Facebook profile of Burger King, who are running a promotion to tie in with the game, of Om Nom in pirate get up and wearing a viking helmet. We've also got a story trailer, which we've embedded below, that shows Om Nom fo…


Top 3 iOS Games for March 2013

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for March 2013

The year is finally on a roll and March saw a solid block of releases that finally made me have to pick and choose carefully. As always the judgment call on these is personal, so let us know what had you excited in the month of March. This is AppSpy's Top 3 iOS Games for March, 2013. Unmechanical (Teotl Studios) $2.99 Univ. While some have complained about the controls, I only found they added an endearing quality to the nameless robot your control. He's just a little bit clumsy thanks to his haphazard construction - that's my story and I'm sticking to it. That said, for a game with such a limited control scheme it manages to throw a whole lot of interesting puzzles at the player, makin…


Rayman Jungle Run updates with 20 new levels

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Rayman Jungle Run updates with 20 new levels

Rayman Jungle Run was one of my top 5 games of 2012, and i'm still trying to perfect every level whenever I have a few minutes to spare. Luckily I can take a break from that endeavour as an update has arrived with twenty brand new levels to play through. Even better, they've added a new gameplay element in boss persuits! Have a look at the trailer. Well, I know what I'm going to spend some of my afternoon on. If you haven't given the game a try yet, now's as good a time as any![App Store Link]…


A Remake of Prince of Persia 2 Headed to iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
A Remake of Prince of Persia 2 Headed to iOS

The original remake of Prince of Persia was a personal favourite of mine as a downloadable title on consoles. I felt it streamlined the original gameplay while adding a lot of visual flair, especially in the prince's animations. Now Ubisoft have decided to tackle the 1993 sequel, The Shadow and the Flame as well. Here's a teaser trailer. The first level of that game, where you're hopping rooftops, trying to escape the guards has solidified in my memory to this day. Here's hoping this remake adds the same level of excitement and intrigue as the original had in its set pieces. It also looks like they might have changed the way combat works, but we'll have to wait till the game is…


Mr. Runner 2

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Mr. Runner 2

In the trailer for this upcoming sequel, it boasts that Mr. Runner was the number one free game on the App Store (we assume if true, that's at the time of release). Even though we missed out reviewing the original, the sequel is looking... well interesting might be the right word. Have a look at the trailer. I mean as a runner it looks pretty generic mechanically, but there's just enough flair in the presentation to make one pause and give it a shot. We'll know more when it releases on te 24th of April.…


Mighty Dungeons Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Mighty Dungeons Review

[Editor's Note: The developer has said they're interested in fleshing out the combat by adding in 'hit zones' (head, arms, torso, etc.) with each one affecting the monster in different ways. By making this an option players can switch on for their character, there's the potential for at least some level of depth as you weigh up the pros and cons of hitting a weak-spot and potentially missing.] We're not going to begrudge the Android platform and its initially exclusive titles - not wh…

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NES-Retku brings the pixel madness to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
NES-Retku brings the pixel madness to iOS

If you like your iOS brawlers tinged with a pixel tinted, retro madness, then NES-Retku from independent Finnish developer Panic Art Studios is probably going to be right up your slightly mental alley. Starring Finnish video game celebrity Retku, the game is about critics who are dragged into an 8-bit beat 'em up when they play a suspicious video game cartridge. Cue lots of punching, running, and coin collecting as you try to figure out what's going on. With plenty of pixelated violence to keep you entertained, and a story that's guaranteed to be more ridiculous than it sounds, fans of old skool brawlers are going to be in combo bashing heaven when the game is released on April 18th. If t…


Dungeon Hunter 4 [First Impressions] Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 4 months ago
Dungeon Hunter 4 [First Impressions] Review

[Editor's Note: Although we've had two days with Dungeon Hunter 4, the nature of the freemium gameplay makes it hard to give a full assessment (thanks in part to the multiplayer proving difficult to test). It should also be noted we made a $5 gem pack purchase; we will highlight how this has affected our time with the game.] There are moments when I regret my final decision after reviewing a game - Dungeon Hunter 3 has haunted me to this day and managed to get a free pass based on its…

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