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rymdkapsel Review

Review webbfarbror AB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
rymdkapsel Review

Part real time strategy, part tower defence, part exploration - rymdkapsel is certainly a unique proposition. It's one of those games where your initial playthrough is all about familiarising yourself with the mechanics so that you can start again and tackle the game proper. In fact, you'll have to take numerous runs at rymdkapsel's tough cycle until you manage to discover the secrets of the monoliths, and survive all the attack waves. Like any real time strategy title, rymdkapsel's c…

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The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s another Monday so it’s time for our third question (yes, I am going to constantly counting these from week to week). Now we’ve talked about favourite games, and we’ve talked about the exciting strengths of the iOS platform, so for this week’s question I thought we’d sort of combine the two... What game makes the best use of the iPhone’s unique control scheme, and why? Whether it’s touch, tilt, camera, or microphone, there have been plenty of games that have offered unique ways to play that aren’t available on other systems. Your choice may be because of originality, uniqueness, or just the amount…


Pivvot Review

Review Fixpoint Productions Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Pivvot Review

Pivvot is described by its creators as a game of “strategic avoidance”. Though guiding your small orb around obstacles relies on your ability to dodge effectively, the game is more about quick reflexes and adaptability than strategy. There are two game modes available from the outset: Voyage, and Endless. Voyage is a finite experience in which must weave your way through a series of obstacles. Tapping the sides of the screen rotates your orb clockwise and counter-clockwise…

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News Wrap-Up | 9th August 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
News Wrap-Up | 9th August 2013

Cut the Rope: Time Travel gets Disco Era update Om Nom is taking yet another step back in time this week, courtesy of Cut the Rope: Time Travel's Disco Era Update. In addition to meeting Om Nom's groovy ancestor, you have to wrap your perm around the new disco ball mechanic, which requires you to use the shiny spheres to keep the spotlight away from those all important candies. It's free to download, so fill your cuban-heeled boots. Pirate Legends TD sails onto the App Store next week We love a bit of tower defence here on AppSpy, It's one of those genres that feels like it's been designed exclusively for the App Store. With that in mind, you might want to keep an eye out for Pirate Leg…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! For our second edition of ‘The Question’, I asked you what excited you so much about the iPhone platform. The majority of the responses mentioned not only the portability of the platform (as everyone takes their phone with them no matter where they go), but the accessibility of games as well. With dozens of titles released each week, it’s true that players are never at want for gaming content. Of course it is difficult to separate the good from the bad when there is such a consistent slew of releases, but that’s why Appspy is here, to help steer you right! Now for my answer. What excites me most about the iOS platform more than anythi…


Anomaly 2 slated for release before end of year

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Anomaly 2 slated for release before end of year

The PC version of the sequel to one of the better iOS releases last year, Anomaly Warzone Earth was released in May of this year. Fans of the series will be happy to know that you'll be playing Anomaly 2 on your iPhone or iPad before the end of the year. This trailer should tide you over in the meantime. Those who haven't played the original or the psuedo-sequel should check out our reviews. We're looking forward to finally getting our hands on this one, and you should be too![Source - Toucharcade]…


Kid Tripp Review

Review Michael Burns By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
Kid Tripp Review

Freddie Mercury once sang that, "Pain is so close to pleasure". Though we suspect he wasn't singing about tough-as-nails pixel-art auto-runners like Kid Tripp, he might as well have been. Like the 8-bit platformers of old, Kid Tripp is designed to test your both your memory and your reflexes to breaking point, in the hope of delivering the ultimate gaming reward: the thrill of a victory snatched from the jaws of defeat. And, for the most part, Kid Tripp fulfils its brutal ambitions.…

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99 Bricks: Wizard Academy collapsing into the App Store this October

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
99 Bricks: Wizard Academy collapsing into the App Store this October

On first glance, you might disregard a game like 99 Bricks: Wizard Academy. It's a mix of games like Topple and it uses the Tetris blocks we're all so familiar with. Give the trailer below a bit of time however, and the sheer ludicrous nature of the towers you are creating starts to amuse and endear you to the concept. Based on the popular flash game, 99 Bricks is making its way to the App Store in October. It will be free to play with in-app purchases. As you build larger and larger towers, you will gain new magic spells, unlock more stable foundations, and earn money to purchase new clothes and wands. There's also a feature to take pictures as your towers topple, to share…


Knightmare Tower Review

Review Juicy Beast Studio By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Knightmare Tower Review

All too often in iOS games, progression feels like a chore. Knightmare Tower reminds us that you can have a quick-play experience with an upgrade tree that's not only enjoyable, but lets you advance by diving sword-first onto the heads of spiky blobs and dragons. You contriol a rocket propelled knight who must ascend a tower to rescue a series of captured princesses because videogames. Unfortunately, the tower to which these lovely ladies have been taken is as tall as it is perilous.…

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Tetris Monsters?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Tetris Monsters?

You know, it's amazing that such a concept hasn't been tried out before. Puzzle Quest was a monumental success for combining the match-3 genre with RPG mechanics. It was probably only a matter of time before sometime thought to try it out with Tetris. Have a watch of the teaser trailer. At this point all we know is it's due out soon in Japan, with no statement from EA on a worldwide release thus far. Bizarre.…


Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

The pop-up book adventure game Tengami looks phenomenal if the following trailer is anything to go by (and you'd hope it is). Once the transitions between pages show themselves along with the tabbed puzzles, you're hooked (as the art design and music is enough to entice as is). Have a look for yourself. It was slated to be released this summer, but the developer's blog has stated that there's a lot of work still to be done. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long, because this looks fascinating.…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! Well, it looks like ‘The Question’ was a rousing success, so for the foreseeable future, we shall continue this segment here on the site. Our first question was a little broad, so I thought that this week we’d get more specific. Mobile gaming has really come into its own and changed the scope of the entire industry since the release of the iPhone (and especially since the release of the iPad). That being said, there are still those that refuse to accept iOS as a gaming platform. In a lot of cases, the criticism is valid, what with an over reliance on PC and console ports as flagship releases, as well as the problems developers still have i…


News Wrap-Up | 2nd August 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 3 months ago
News Wrap-Up | 2nd August 2013

Kingdom Rush: Frontiers expanded its horizons on iOS this week, following the arrival of the Rising Tides update. Download it, and you'll get access to three new beach-based levels, plus a handful of new enemy types, including the scaley Greenfin Manhunters. To help you tackle these saltwater scourges, you can now call upon two new heroes: a great big crab / turtle thing called Karkinos, and a shape-shifting, Last Airbender-looking monk by the name of Kutsao. You'll also want to keep your eye out for the Leviathan. Those tentacles mean business. You have been warned. It's no secret that we loved slick, smooth platforming of Mikey Shorts. Because of this, we've had our eye on the hookshot-…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Well at the start of the week I asked you all what your favourite iOS game was, and was pleased at the numerous varied responses. I admit it was a tough question, and the reasoning for the picks showed that. Everything from time spent playing to nostalgia was covered, and many of you had a hard time cutting your options down to only one title. For instance if I was to select my answer based on time spent playing, my pick would be a game like Punch Quest or Bike Baron. I have loaded these titles up for a quick gaming session of only a few minutes literally hundreds if not thousands of times over the last couple of years. If nostalgia was the criteria, perhap…


In the stranger side of iOS news today...

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
In the stranger side of iOS news today...

Did you know that the world's fastest man Usain Bolt is now a character available for purchase in Temple Run 2? Yup, you heard that correctly. His special powers allow him to boost ahead at a record pace while the coin magnet is activated. Acquiring the Jamacian sprinter will cost you $0.99. ...and apparently Bolt has plans to release his own endless runner sometime in the future. We now return you to your normal news stories about game previews.…