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Sometimes it's not so hip to be a Square

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Sometimes it's not so hip to be a Square

Especially when the name of the game is Square Planet. Pending Apple approval, this will be out on October 19th, and is an artistically beautiful looking 2.5D platformer. Let's hope the gameplay matches up. Have a look at the trailer.…


Funky Smugglers Review

Review 11 bit studios s.a. By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Funky Smugglers Review

Imagine you have to rush a bunch of Brazil-bound Coconut Jugglers through a terminal and on to their plane, only to find that they're harboring dozens of contraband items on their body. You'd be upset too, but thankfully in Funky Smugglers you can pluck those items out of their 'hiding spots' without a moment's hesitation, thwarting the efforts of those who would seek to breech the security of the airport. You're given 'three' attempts at failing before your game is over in Funky Smug…

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Catch-22 Review

Review Mango Down! By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Catch-22 Review

It's very rarely the name of a game captures the entire spirit of the experience, but every now and then things work out that way. A catch 22 for those not in the know is kind of a 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' situation, where taking one course of action might have dire consequences, but then the other option really doesn't put you in that much better a position. Interesting that such a nerve wracking scenario translates to what can be described as a zen gaming experience.…

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100 day game Super-Fluid hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
100 day game Super-Fluid hits the App Store

Super-Fluid is the result of one hundred days of hard work. Created as part of Virgin Media's 100 Day challenge, the game is a side scrolling puzzler. The game was built by a team of four graduate developers from the University of Essex in the UK, who after forming Surface Tension Studios were propelled into a heady century of developing, testing, and getting advice from some of the best in the business. "We’ve had a fantastic time and would like to thank Virgin Media for giving us this amazing opportunity." said Dave Pearson from Surface Tension in a press release. "We've always wanted to work in the games industry and now thanks to this competition it's really happening. We&rsqu…


Polara Review

Polara Review

We've seen men that can switch gravity almost on a whim; all manner of traps and obstacles; and that unmistakable feeling of dread as things spiral out of control despite the utter simplicity of the controls you're handed. Polara by Hope This Game Works is the buffet-feast of endless runners, packing together ideas we've seen before, but somehow managing to give them all a fresh twist thanks to a color-switching mechanic. Lara is in the unenviable position of having to escape from a h…

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Sword of Fargoal 2 gets Kickstarted

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Sword of Fargoal 2 gets Kickstarted

The best success stories are always the ones that skirt dangerously close to failure. So it was with Sword of Fargoal 2's Kickstarter adventure, which saw the retro Rogue-like scrape past its funding amount with seconds to spare. The game is a true sequel to a C64 dungeon crawler that came out more than a quarter of a century ago and challenged you to raid randomly generated dungeons in order to discover and reclaim the titular sword. This new polished version will feature new monsters, new dungeons, new heroes - pretty much new everything really, while drawing on the legacy of the original. If you fancy trying out some old school dungeon crawling action and you can't wait for Fargoal 2,…


App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 15th October 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 15th October 2012)

Hey Hey everybody! It's a Monday, my belly is bursting of fullness after eating far too much chinese food, and it's time for another edition of the App Wrap Up! As always, we've got some games to look at that may or may not be interesting and worth your time and money based off of their trailers. What goodies do I have in store for you today? Let's find out! Uehara Adventure (UeharaLabo) There's something very intriguing about this game. Perhaps it's playing as a kanji character, perhaps it's it reminding me a little of Syoban Action, perhaps it's the play on mechanics in different stages. This looks like it could be enjoyable for platformer fans, but at a $4.49 price point, it's pr…


QI's top 10 iPhone Games for September 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for September 2012

While we're already off and running in the month of October, the QI list of the top games for September is up, so let us take a look at what that list contains. 1. Poker Tools 2. FIFA 13 3. God of Blades 4. Gingy5. Rayman Jungle Run6. Blast-A-Way7. Bad Piggies8. Crafty Creatures9. Pocket Trucks10. Linkie Now our top 3 isn't out just yet, but it'll be interesting to see if there are any match ups. I expect Bad Piggies to be mentioned, and maybe God of Blades or Rayman: Jungle Run. What i find kinda iffy though is that Poker Tools isn't even a game... it's an app to study the odds of poker hands. QI has seperate lists for games and apps in their top ten, so i do find this odd. Ah well, let…


Top 3 iOS Games for September 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for September 2012

The energy in the air is almost palpable as we head in to the late-Autumn, early-Summer release line up and gamers everywhere on just about every platform are enjoying hot new titles. The App Store is no different, with September managing to blitz its way through some huge releases, so lets check them out in AppSpy's Top 3 iOS Games for September, 2012. FIFA SOCCER 13 by EA SPORTS (Electronic Arts) $6.99 Univ.There's only so much you can do with long-established franchises that have yearly updates - of course they can package in a lot of small details, but as long as you can update the roster, there's no compulsion to buy a new sports game every year. FIFA SOCCER 13 could have eas…


Swipe Magazine Issue 2 Now Out!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Swipe Magazine Issue 2 Now Out!

We here at AppSpy are proud to be part of the Steel Media network, especially when we get to share our thoughts in Swipe Magazine, a digital publication focused on the world of iOS and touch-based gaming. If you own an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, you should definitely pick up a free copy of the first magazine as it's packed full of news, reviews and interactive pieces to keep iOS fans informed. All it costs is a mere $1.99 to pick up the latest issue via In App Purchase, giving you access to all of its wonderful HTML-5 features including the patented (not really) 'swipe-o-rate-o-meter'. Oh and of course there's content from our site to look forward to, which is the real real reason you sh…


App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th October 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th October 2012)

Hey hey folks! It's the end of the week, and even though it's been a little while, it's time for another installment of the App Wrap Up! As always we're gonna have a look at some games that may be interesting based on their trailers. Whether they're worth your time and money, well that's for you to decide! Now let's move onward! Royal Revolt (flaregames GmbH) We've seen the reverse Tower Defence game done before, but this has such a nice art style and what looks to be some interesting upgrades that i think fans of the genre should give it a look. It is a free app, so there could be limitations designed around in-app purchases. The question is whether they hinder enjoyment of the gam…


Friday News Wrap-Up 12 October 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 12 October 2012

We've got reviews flying in left and right thanks to a near complete Internet black-out yesterday, but don't worry, we still have the news of the week covered for you in our Wrap-Up. So lets hop right to it and check out the news that was in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 12th of October, 2012.   Arcane Legends - Building on a legacyThe Legends series from Spacetime Studios has gone through many changes, not the least of which was the recent Dark Legends with its horror-esque touch. Arcane Legends is something else altogether though as it takes the feedback the company has pooled from years of supporting their titles and brings it together in to this upcoming release. There a…


Topia World Builder Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Topia World Builder Review

[This title was featured as the Mini Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 12th of October, 2012] This isn't so much a game as it is an open-ended toy of sorts. Topia World Builder is a risky release from Crescent Moon Games and Solid 60, but there's method behind the madness. With news of the game appearing around the same time as From Dust on the XBLA, it touted some impressive features, many of which have been realized in this current version. Although mostly a free-play tit…

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Kumo Lumo Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Kumo Lumo Review

The humble cloud is not often considered a harbinger of war or an avatar of suffering, but in the land of Kumo Lumo you play the almost perpetually smiling angel of death. Wait? No one else got that vibe? You mean it's just a cutesy light-action title with lots of grinding? No matter how you play it, Chillingo and Blitz Games' latest certainly has an interesting concept. The basic gameplay goes a little like this: The world below Kumo can be scrolled along with a swipe. Kumo himself c…

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Gamevil releases Zombie Gunner

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Gamevil releases Zombie Gunner

If slaughtering zombies is your cup of tea, then the App Store is likely a favourite haunt. And Gamevil has just added an extra bag to the urn with Zombie Gunner. The game is a side scrolling, cartoon shooter in a similar vein to Metal Slug, and casts you as Andrew, a civilian with a surprisingly impressive arsenal who's out to rescue his daughter from the stinking clutches of the undead horde. Like most of Gamevil's output, Zombie Gunner is free-to-play, meaning you can pick up the app for nothing, but you'll have to pay for certain items or to boost your coffers of currency. The game is available from the App Store right now, and it's probably worth a go just to see those gorgeous car…