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The Sequel to Bucketz

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
The Sequel to Bucketz

Bucketz Ride releases this Thursday. The original Bucketz was a balancing game with the main draw of featuring animated characters with distinct personalities having humourous conversations. What can we expect from the sequel? Well bigger and better is usually the mantra in these cases. Take a look for yourself. If you were a fan of the original, you'll most likely be on board for this. If you missed out, have a look at our review.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

With E3 looming on the horizon, this week has been a veritable smorgasbord of trailers and teasers. To save you tiring out your clicking finger, we've compiled the most interesting ones in this week's AppSpy News Wrap-Up. Enjoy.   Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming to iOS on July 18th It’s been a long time coming, but the Plants vs. Zombies sequel is nearly upon us. It’s called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, and will shuffle onto our lawns on July 18th. Much like the most recent Cut the Rope sequel, this fertile follow up will propel the player between different periods of history. The developer has also announced that PvsZ 2 will be a freemium title. Shifting the franc…


Man of Steel Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Man of Steel Trailer

It's blockbuster season in the US. Every summer the film industry unleashes its ultimate popcorn movies, and of course that means videogame tie-ins - especially when it comes to superhero movies. Man of Steel has a trailer now, and it looks like the majority of this game will be spent pummeling badguys as Superman. Seeing Superman's dubious videogame history, we here at AppSpy are skeptical, but we hope for the best. Have a watch. The game is released on June 14th.…


Warhammer Quest iPad Review

Review Rodeo Games By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Warhammer Quest iPad Review

If you can remember the days when games were played on tables, not tablets, then you might recall Game Workshop’s Warhammer Quest. Now, Rodeo Games has brought the dice and cardboard RPG into the digital realm, attempting to encapsulate the treasure-seeking, goblin mashing thrills of the boardgame in an iPhone and iPad app. The good news for all of us is that they’ve made a pretty good job of it. The first thing you’ll need is familiarise yourself with your character…

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Skiing Fred Review

Review Diego Ruiz By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Skiing Fred Review

If one were to categorise videogame characters based on luck, Dedalord games' Fred would certainly be among those at the extreme bad end of the spectrum. Having survived videogames based on falling while avoiding hazardous ways to die, and running while avoiding hazardous ways to die, we now have Skiing Fred, who must ski down a mountain, while avoiding hazardous ways to die. This is another endless runner that's graduated from the Temple Run school of gameplay. You tilt the iPhone or…

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Gameloft unveils first Modern Combat 5 trailer

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Gameloft unveils first Modern Combat 5 trailer

Gameloft has just released the debut trailer for upcoming first-person shooter sequel Modern Combat 5. The teaser delivers almost exactly what you would expect a Modern Combat trailer to deliver. There are explosions, a veritable fleet of high-powered military vehicles, and enough flying bullets to make the geriatric cast of The Expendables nod creakily in approval. More specifically, the video hints at a set piece involving a helicopter mounted gun turret, and a high octane chase sequence featuring boats whooshing down a Venice canal. And guns. Did we mention the guns? Unfortunately, Gameloft hasn't seen fit to give us a release date. The developer has tagged the video as an 'E3 trailer…


Syberia out on iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Syberia out on iOS

Thanks to Microids and Big Fish Interactive, the PC adventure classic Syberia is out on iOS... kind of. Syberia Part 1 is released for free. The game is split into three parts, and each adventure can be unlocked through in-app purchase. The Syberia series is well regarded in adventure circles for its beauty, and intriguing narrative. Even in such a form, the game is easy to recommend for adventure fans. Have a look at the original PC trailer for an example of the weird and wonderful world the game presents for the player. [App Store Link]…


HD overhaul for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
HD overhaul for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions

Having just lifted the lid on its new iOS Deux Ex game, Square Enix has also delivered good news for Final Fantasy Tactics fans. It seems the Japanese developer decided that the visuals for Final Tantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions could do with spruce up, and has just given the game an HD graphical overhaul. Simply download the latest update, and your low resolution troops will be transformed into super-sharp soldiers of fortune. The update should also improve the draw speed of the visual, too. In non-aesthetic news, Cloud support has also been added, allowing you to access save files regardless of which iOS device you happen to have in your palm. What's more, Squeenix has slashed the…


Deux Ex: The Fall announced for iOS

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Deux Ex: The Fall announced for iOS

Prepare for imminent iOS augmentation: Square Enix's next Deus Ex game is coming not to home consoles, but to iPhone and iPad. Entitled Deux Ex: The Fall, the game will be a fully-fledged first-person RPG action title, just like its console counterpart Deux Ex: Human Revolution. The game's plot revolves around the supply of the drug which augmented humans (like protagonist Ben Saxon) require to survive. This time out, Square Enix's mobile division has taken on development duties, with involvement from N-Fusion (the team behind Air Mail) and Eidos-Montreal. Rather than being a neutered version of the console title, executive game director at Eidos Montreal Jean-François Dugas …


ExZeus 2 Review

Review HyperDevbox Japan By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
ExZeus 2 Review

If there's one thing you can't deny about ExZeus 2, it's the game's ambition. It sets out to create an action-packed mech shooting and fighting extravaganza by regularly switching-up its gameplay. One moment you're flying around the city blasting aircraft like a stage of Space Harrier, the next you're getting down and dirty at ground level in a 3D shoot-and-brawl section. You'll even find yourself in charge of a motorcycle attempting to avoid obstacles and take out enemies with your le…

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Bloom Box Review

Review Nexx Studio By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Bloom Box Review

When AppSpy first noted about the arrival of Bloom Box, we noted that the name was rather similar to the Wii game Boom Blox. The comparisons don't stop there however as both games are based around triggering chain reactions - something for which we gamers seem to have a soft spot. After all, it's undeniably satisfying to watch a successful chain of explosions (or in this case blossoming), especially when you've invested time and effort into the preparation. Bloom Box is about blooming…

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Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

There's a growing trend of remaking old game titles for the iOS platform, especially from the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Titan: Escape the Tower, is an update of the gameplay in the original Titan, released in 1989. From the trailer about to be linked, it looks like what would happen if the Arkanoid paddle could move through a series of labyrinths, trying to get the ball to safety (or at least using it to protect itself). The game releases this Thursday, and is looking to be an enjoyable and somewhat unique experience.…


Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

Richly detailed match-three puzzle sequel Azkend 2 - The World Beneath is free to download for a limited time on the App Store. This act of temporary generosity can be attributed to the fact developer 10tons's next title Sparkle 2 is due out on Thursday, and the team is looking to stir up some noise for its upcoming release. Regardless of the reasons behind the game's price drop, fans of the match-three genre would be wise to give this unusual, narrative-driven puzzler a bash. The core puzzle elements are solid, and provide the spine for a quirky story campaign which sees you battling your way out of the centre of the Earth. You can download Azkend 2 - The World Beneath for free right now…


Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

After going MIA for a few months following its initial release announcement, retro action adventure Deep Dungeons of Doom has finally appeared on the App Store. As you've probably already guessed from the trope-tastic title, this is a game designed to make lovers of fantasy adventure and pixel-art graphics roll over onto their backs and purr like kittens. Whether it tickles your furry underbelly or not will depend on your fondness for arcade style, one-on-one combat. As you descend through the game's steady stream of single screen dungeons, you'll come up against an increasingly tough line-up of fantastical opponents. Though the actual fighting mechanics consist simply of a block and an a…


Little Luca Review

Review Glowingpine Studios HB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Little Luca Review

Little Luca has received comparisons to Bumpy Road. This is largely because it's a game that put the player in control of the environment, rather than the protagonist. However, while Bumpy Road was an endless runner, Little Luca is a three star physics puzzler with a retro, pixel art aesthetic. Luca is a ball that is trying to replace all the stars in the sky. The goal of each level is to collect the three stars, while trying to reach the black hole that will transport you to the next…

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