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Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles now on the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles now on the App Store

Like a green lightsaber unexpectedly flaring to life, Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles has just appeared on the App Store. It seems the folks at Lego (or, more specifically, developer 4T2 Multimedia) wanted to surprise us with their latest entry in the long-running Lego franchise. And, as Yoda might say, very surprised, we were. At its core, this is a Lego game through and through. This means extensive platforming sections, puzzles, and a healthy dose of combat. Naturally, you can play as everyone's favourite green Jedi Master, calling on his force powers and lightsaber skills when required. Alternatively, if you've been bewitched by the power of the Dark Side, then you can assume the…


Dark Avenger Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Dark Avenger Review

In the last few years, the ARPG has exploded in popularity. For most of the 2000s, gamers were either playing Diablo II or one of the few games made to emulate it. This explosion in popularity even has the progenitor Diablo finding itself ill equipped to make a huge splash in the new market. It's of no surprise then that plenty of developers have tried to bring this style of game to IOS. These entires have met with various levels of success, and now Gamevil is throwing their hat into t…

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Sorcery! Review

Review inkle By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Sorcery! Review

Gamebooks have been on the App Store before. We've reviewed Gamebooks here at Appspy before. The problem with them has always had nothing to do with their digital representation (actually, the change to digital has made the experience more pleasant in a lot of ways), but more in that they are more book than game, and the game part is frankly underwhelming, leading to a lot of dead ends, and reliance on luck to get you through the fights. Well with the release of Sorcery!, Steve Jackson…

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Impossible Road? I'll Take that Challenge!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Impossible Road? I'll Take that Challenge!

Coming May 9th is Impossible Road. How long can you last on this path of bends, curves, and bumps, designed to throw you off? These kinds of minimalist arcade games are a favourite of mine (for example, Boost 3D), so as long as the controls are tight, I anticipate the release. Have a look at the trailer in the meantime!…


Mosaique Ingrains itself into the App Store Next Week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Mosaique Ingrains itself into the App Store Next Week

I used the word 'ingrains' because Mosaique is a game about sand. Get it? These low key puzzle experiences keep popping up on the App Store, and seeing they encourage brainpower plus relaxation, are a welcome addition. Have a look at the trailer and you'll see that Mosaique certainly falls under this category. We're assuming that the game is pronounced the same as 'mosaic', but we're just going off intuition for that one.…


Play feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty for free with new 'lite' app

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Play feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty for free with new 'lite' app

A 'lite' version of Touch Dimension's arty RTS Autumn Dynasty is now available for free on the App Store. The developer's quirky take on the strategy genre first made waves back in 2009 when it reached the finals of the IGF China Student competition. Thanks to the game's unique combination of classic large-scale battles, gorgeous Okami-esque visuals, and unusual brush-based interface, it proceed to capture the attention of iOS strategy fans everywhere. Now, you can try out the opening two stages of Autumn Dynasty without spending a penny, simply by downloading the Autumn Dynasty Lite app. In addition to conquering these single-player levels, you'll also get to try out the game's Bluetoot…


Muck Chuck in 'Chuck the Muck' - Coming May 9th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Muck Chuck in 'Chuck the Muck' - Coming May 9th

From the dev team behind Critter Escape comes Chuck the Muck, a physics puzzle game arriving on iOS next week. It's funny that since everyone has been making endless runners, the physics puzzle popularity that Angry Birds ushered in has died down, but they're still being made, and especially when they look to create their own spin on things as you'll see in this trailer, are most welcome. And with a title like that, your interest has to at least just a little bit piqued.…


Is this the end for Peter Molyneux's Curiosity?

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Is this the end for Peter Molyneux's Curiosity?

After several months and millions of tapped cubelets, it looks like Peter Molyneux's enigmatic experimental app 'Curiosity - what's inside the cube' may be preparing to reveal its big secret. You see, the Curiosity dev has just posted a video stating that there are only 50 layers of tiles remaining on the cube's surface. Clear these layers, and the cube will finally give up its mysterious (and allegedly "life-changingly amazing") contents to the player who plants the final tap. There's been much speculation surrounding the right-angled monolith and its concealed prize. Some, like AppSpy's own Harry Slater, have been speculating exhaustively since day one. Now, the answer is almost within…


Steve Jackson's Sorcery! out at midnight tonight

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! out at midnight tonight

Inkle's digital reworking of Steve Jackson's Sorcery!, the classic Fighting Fantasy saga from the '80s, is due to hit the App Store at midnight tonight. If you've never encountered Jackson's work before, he is known for producing several popular RPG gamebooks. These interactive adventures required you to make destiny-altering decisions on a page-by-page basis, asking you to turn to a different page to discover each outcome. For this updated version of the Sorcery! gamebook, developer Inkle has taken full advantage of the modern tech at hand. As a result, this first chapter - subtitled The Shamuntanti Hills - features never-before-seen 3D maps, plus all new sword-duelling and spell-casting…


Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

If you like Star Wars and pinball, but you haven't bought Star Wars pinball from the App Store yet, then now's a pretty good time. That's because its price has been slashed to celebrate Star Wars day, which is May the 4th. Obviously. The game will now set you back just 99c, which is pretty cheap for a digital recreation of pinball covered in pictures of your favourite characters from the Star Wars films. Even if you don't like Star Wars, it's still a pretty good deal. You can also grab individual Star Wars themed tables as IAPs from Zen Pinball for just 99c. If it's Star Wars themed and somehow involves pinball you can bet it's probably cheap. You can grab the app for your iPhone or iPad…


Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops Review

The first Tiny Troopers is a game we missed reviewing when it was released last year. Well now that the sequel is out, we can amend that error. Many comparisons have been made of this series to the early nineties action series Cannon Fodder, and that comparison is quite apt indeed. You take control of a number of tiny troopers (as the name would suggest) who move, fire, and duck out of the way of enemy projectiles as a cohesive unit. You have primary and secondary objectives to achieve…


Madmonster Review

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

Monsters have always had a place in the annals of gaming. Where so much of what we play is based on conflict and destruction, it can be a nice escape to enter the skin of a giant monstrosity whose only purpose is that of devastation. Rampage is well remembered for a reason. Madmonster takes the idea of causing mayhem upon a metropolis and military power, but moves it into easily digestible bite sized gaming chunks; snacks if you will. The question is of course, if it can hold the atten…


Eclipse out on the App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Eclipse out on the App Store

Earlier in the year, I wrote up a news piece about Big Daddy Creations bringing the space sim board game Eclipse to iOS. Well for you hardcore board game junkies, it's been released on the iPad. Now the price tag is a bit hefty at almost eight dollars, but for how in depth the game looks, you'll definitely get your money's worth (and it's still a much cheaper alternative than buying the boxed copy). Have a look at the launch trailer, and follow the app store link below if you are so inclined. [App Store Link]…


Perfection calmly making its way to the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Perfection calmly making its way to the App Store

Sometimes you don't want to play an angry game about murdering people or aliens, sometimes you just want to cut up shapes until they look like other shapes. And that's precisely what Perfection allows you to do. From the developer of Sling It!, the game is a pleasingly simple experience that sees you drawing lines through different irregular shapes to make another irregular shapes. It boasts that it has infinite variations of puzzles too, which is quite a lot of puzzles. With lots of soothing, endlessly forgiving gameplay to engage with, and a system that means you never have to go back to a puzzle once you've completed it, there's plenty here for the casual gamer to get their teeth into,…