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Power Tower mixes Poker with Match 3

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Power Tower mixes Poker with Match 3

The trailer of this game asks if you've ever dreamed of mixing poker with a match-3 game. There has to be someone out there who has right? Well they're going to be really happy with the release of Poker Tower this Thursday on the App Store. Not only is it an interesting idea, trying to match poker hands in this fashion, but the low-fi graphics make it look like it's either on the original GameBoy or one of those portable LCD single game systems. Have a look at the trailer.…


Cyto Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Cyto Review

Editor's Note: While playing Cyto for the video record I noticed the iPhone 5 build did indeed have an aiming arc - it's quite possible older generation iOS devices may not be displaying the arc as either a bug or due to performance issues. Ah, the amnesiac; a video game trope that has lasted the ages and no doubt will be with us until the end of the art form. Cyto is a weird little rubber ball or cell looking creature that wakes up in a strange world not knowing who he is. Not only d…

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Journey to Hell gets a release date and a trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Journey to Hell gets a release date and a trailer

The game formerly known as Project Holy Shield, Journey to Hell, has received a new trailer ahead of its imminent launch. And we have to say it's looking like a pretty interesting, gory, third person shooter. You play as one of two members of Project Holy Shield, Gabriel and Rachel, and it's up to you to kill as many terrifying demons as you can. You'll have plenty of weapons to choose, from twin pistols to flame throwers and machine guns. There are 7 levels to fight your way through, and a dynamic “real time render” audio engine to scare the pants off you. The game looks as grim and gritty as you'd expect, and is set to hit the App Store on the 7th of March, or a week on Thurs…


Sporos Review

Review AppXplore Sdn Bhd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Sporos Review

Infection as a puzzle mechanic; that's what I think of when I play Sporos. This isn't a new concept mind you. Last year's Tentacle Wars comes to mind, but there's something about covering cells using the microscopic entity known as the sporos that I find equally parts engaging and creepy. To extend that factor, this game both contains a laboratory for essential infection and experimental. Now that game never actually states what the sporos is or what you're doing, so I'll stick with my…

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Purple Cape Launching Soon

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 5 months ago
Purple Cape Launching Soon

Josh Presseisen of Crescent Moon Games has let drop on his Twitter feed that Purple Cape by Last Moon Games will be launching in 'a few days'. We might take that as a release this Thursday the 28th, but until we have something more official, check out the trailer to this intriguing platformer. While I may have reservations about Platformers with 'physics' like the one demonstrated in the video (that is to say, Little Big Planet-esque), I can't help but be intrigued by the variety of power-ups, stage designs, and the way previously encountered obstacles are given novel twists. Consider us on the job when it comes to reviewing Purple Cape after it drops on the App Store!…


FAA's Free App of the Day: Impossible Pixel

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 5 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day: Impossible Pixel

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. Today's release is one we've just had a quick play of and while comaprisons are being made to League of Evil, I'd go so far as to say Impossible Pixel ramps up to quickly become almost Super Meat Boy-like in its brutality... and that's a good thing! "Impossible Pixel is a tough League of Evil-style platformer that features 90-odd bite-sized levels, all of which are filled with dangerous pits, spinning saws, and plenty of other terrifying hazards. Your aim, then, is to avoid all of these obstacles and successfully make it to the end of each stage in as fast a time as y…


Ultima Forever Teaser Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Ultima Forever Teaser Trailer

I am torn on this one. The Ultima franchise is responsible for so much in the Western RPG genre, and captivated the imaginations of innumerable gamers growing up in the 80s and 90s. Sadly like most franchises, a couple less than stellar entries made the continuation of the series less profitable and it quietly left in the night (if you don't count the MMO which pretty much was the blueprint for that genre as well). Well now slated for a Quarter Two release this year is Ultima Forever. Here's a teaser trailer. On one hand, Mythic is a studio with a great track record, and the game has a classic Western RPG look to it. On the other hand, EA's business practises have been less than stel…


Gravity Duck Defying Physics this week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Gravity Duck Defying Physics this week

Ravenous Games, best known for the League of Evil series has a reputation for delivering precise platforming experiences to the iPhone. This week they're releasing Gravity Duck, whose main control method to get around each level is to change gravity to fly through hazards. It looks like an extension of the gameplay present in VVVVVV. Have a look at the trailer! I'll be looking forward to this one, and as long as it controls smoothly, i foresee having a lot of fun with the title.…


A Game for Fans of Star Wars and Pinball

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
A Game for Fans of Star Wars and Pinball

Star Wars Pinball Boba Fett is hitting the App Store this week. Those who want to relive the key movie moments of Boba Fett while juggling multi-ball and shooting up ramps, this game will be right up your alley. The trailer makes it look a little cinematic in places, but that might just mean more amusement as you're chasing that high score. Have a look for yourselves.…


Bipolar Review

Review Mike Colussi By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Bipolar Review

Now now, before anyone gets into an uproar, this is not a puzzle game based around the medical disorder. It's more like... well, do you know those chess puzzles in the newspaper that have a pre-set amount of pieces and you have to figure out how to checkmate in a certain number of moves? This is like that with the board game Othello... only not really. Each horizontal row needs to be the same color, and to make that happen, you draw a line across tiles with your finger so that when you…

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Worm Run Review

Review Golden Ruby Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Worm Run Review

You are Zeke Tallahassee, space janitor. It's depressing how many space janitors are lost trying to emulate the exploits of the famed Roger Wilco, but Zeke finds himself fleeing for his life from a gigantic space worm. These are the risks that come with the territory however. Worm Run is an endless runner based around a swiping mechanic, leading Zeke through all manner of twisting cavern full on nooks and crevices. Unfortunately, things are not as smooth as you might think. Swipes are…

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Speed Kills hits the App Store running

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Speed Kills hits the App Store running

Speed Kills is a top down racer, powered by the Unreal Engine, that harks back to the glory days of Micro Machines and Skid Marks with its violent, action packed, hard cornering gameplay. And you can grab it right now from the App Store for nothing at all. The game features more than 100 races spread across 50 unique tracks, and fully upgradeable vehicles that can look like sleek futuristic rocket ships or post-apocalyptic death trucks. Throw in some weapons and you've got a recipe for destruction. It certainly looks the part, and there's a pumping industrial rock soundtrack to make your ears bleed too. Getting the right balance of arcade handling and decent controls can be difficult on to…


DIE HARD Review

DIE HARD Review

Editor's Note: I should have picked up on the incorrect movie title; apologies! Freemium design around the in-app purchase model can be excused. Freemium design around the in-app purchase model of a premium title is pretty abominable, but OK. Freemium design around the in-app purchase model of a premium title that is a movie licensed game, well that's reaching new heights of unbelievability. That's what we have here with Die Hard however. Don't be confused though, it's not based on th…

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Towel Fight 2: The Monocle of Destiny

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Towel Fight 2: The Monocle of Destiny

The first thought I had watching the trailer of Towelfight 2 is that the game designers definitely took their inspiration from The Binding of Isaac. This is certainly not a bad thing at all as long as the control allow for fluid movement around these crazy game levels. The whole game has a nice 'we don't take ourselves that seriously' tone, and when the game is released on February 26th, it could prove to be quite enjoyable.…


App Wrap Up (Week Ending, 22nd February, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending, 22nd February, 2013)

Hey hey readers! It's the end of the week and we here at Appspy have another App Wrap Up ready to read. Now that the year is starting to kick into gear the releases are speeding up somewhat, but plenty of games fall through the cracks and are over looked for one reason or another. As always we have some trailers of such games, and are showcasing them here based on something interesting that they might have to offer. Without further ado, let's get started!   Super Grid Run (Refresh Creations ltd) A very pure style of endless runner. It kind of throws back to early entries in the 3d genre like Boost 3D. I hope that the control method is responsive as the onslaught of obstac…