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Honorable Mentions and People's Choice - 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Honorable Mentions and People's Choice - 2012

We at AppSpy are always ready to admit that our particular tastes when it comes to games may not match the broader spectrum of gamers out there - for one there's a very broad demographic of people to cater for ranging from the young to the old, different cultures, and personal likes and dislikes. The following is a quick list of the runners-up - games that only barely missed the Top 10 and worth picking up. Tentacles: Enter The Dolphin JAZZ: Trump's Journey Ski Safari Shark Dash Nihilumbra Squids Wild West Knights of Pen & Paper Super Hexagon Puzzlejuice Reckless Racing 2 Lastly, there were a lot of submissions, some more verbose than others, but the following are the ou…


AppSpy's Top 10 iOS Games of 2012 - Part 2

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
AppSpy's Top 10 iOS Games of 2012 - Part 2

2012 was the first full year of reviewing Apps that I experienced since working at AppSpy, and as a year of gaming in general it was quite impressive. We had a number of developers successfully port their games over by adapting their control schemes (like The World Ends With You: Solo Remix and Bastion), and on the complete other side of the spectrum we had engaging quick to play Indie titles like Super Hexagon, and Catch-22. The game to copy and clone this last year was definitely Temple Run with a glut of 3D imitators. Meanwhile the 2D endless runner genre continued on strong with many titles trying to be the next Jetpack Joyride. We saw sequels and follow-ups from studios that released t…


AppSpy's Top 10 iOS Games of 2012 - Part 1

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
AppSpy's Top 10 iOS Games of 2012 - Part 1

As you may have already noticed, we're doing things a little differently this year. Seeing as Dave is contributing just as much to the year's reviews, we've decided to split the Top 10 in to two personal Top 5's. I know, it's unorthodox, but as always there's no order and we'll have plenty of runners up in a follow-up video to sate your thirst. For now lets check out AppSpy Andrew's 'Top 5 iOS Games for 2012'. Punch Quest by Rocketcat Games and Madgarden There are times when a developer creates a game that's almost too good. It sounds crazy, but imagine a title so addictive; so engaging thanks to its almost manic sense of variety, that you have no need to delve in to the paid-for option…


Ghostbusters goes live in Canada

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Ghostbusters goes live in Canada

Ghostbusters is a new freemium title from Beeline, the developer behind the likes of Smurf Village and Snoopy's Street Fair. You shouldn't let that put you off though, because it looks like there's a lot of promise in this new, fully licensed game. Starring all of your favourite Ghostbusters, the game sees you defending New York from paranormal threats. With a hand drawn, cartoon look, and a mission based system, comparisons could be drawn between this and Double Fine's Middle Manager of Justice. So you'll be busting ghosts, and building up a team of different Ghostbusters, each with their own specialisations. There are 'busters that heal, 'busters that trap ghosts with goo, and your stand…


Apple deals a blow to app store scammers

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Apple deals a blow to app store scammers

The number of scam apps on the App Store has been on the increase, and Apple hasn't really been doing much to protect their customers from them. That is until now, with new rules going into force over night. One of the ways scammers got around Apple's vetting process was to submit an app with the correct screenshots, name and description, then change everything wholesale once the app had passed review. Thankfully that's now a thing of the past. In a short statement on their developer blog, Apple had the following to say: "Beginning January 9, app screenshots will be locked in iTunes Connect once your app has been approved. New screenshots may be uploaded when you submit a binary for an upd…


Joe Danger Review

Review Hello Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Joe Danger Review

The original Joe Danger for the PSN was a heck of a ride - fluid, fast and packed full of collectables and objectives to complete, it was joy to play. Now Hello Games have brought their stunt-riding racer-come-high-scorer to the App Store and while it can take some getting used to the manic pace, Joe Danger Touch is no less addictive or fun than its bigger brother. Where the original title had more of an exploratory edge to its gameplay (akin to a hybrid of Excitebike and Trials HD),…

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Metacritic top iPhone/iPad games of December 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Metacritic top iPhone/iPad games of December 2012

Ok, so readers of the site will know that every month along with our own top of the month lists, we write up an article based on the Quality Index's top games of the month. They're an aggregate site that is part of the same media network as us, and often it's interesting to compare the lists to see if there's any crossover. Over time however, it seems their primary audience for aggregating scores has grown into a much different demographic than Appspy's audience. While this means that posting their findings is even more interesting thanks to this descrepancy, the list doesn't really speak well to our audience anymore. What's the solution then? Why to introduce a list from another aggregate…


Bouncy er...uh... Bouncing into the App Store on Jan 10th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Bouncy er...uh... Bouncing into the App Store on Jan 10th

That's this week. I dunno about the game personally. It's a trampoline game set in a post-apocolyptic wasteland. I guess the premise is enough just to warrant a look. Here's the trailer! I guess it's one way to keep yourself from going mad when the world is crumbling around you.…


Time Surfer slides onto iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Time Surfer slides onto iOS

The developer of the pretty impressive Bean's Quest, Kumobios, has released its next game onto the App Store. Called Time Surfer, it's a mix of Tiny Wings, saturday morning cartoons, and the end of the world. You play as the titular surfer and have to slide your way through the undulating apocalypse at the end of time, collecting gems and cake, and generally having a jolly old time before the fire at the end of the universe catches up with you and you blink out of existence. The big twist here though is the ability to rewind your mistakes. Grab enough gems and you can scroll back a few seconds, cancelling out a mistake and keeping your run going that little bit longer. There are special ch…


Magic Orbz Review

Review HeroCraft Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Magic Orbz Review

Let's get this out the way. Magic Orbz is Arkanoid with lush 3D visuals and some very fun power ups. The only thing magic about the orbs in question is the amount of destruction they do, and as usual with this type of game, why they never travel where you want them to. Now don't get the wrong idea right off the bat, this game is not being maligned. We're just explaining the experience in its simplest terms before we explore further... so let's do that now. Now if you're watching our v…

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Car Jack Streets: Directors Cut Review

Review Tagplay By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Car Jack Streets: Directors Cut Review

The original Car Jack Streets is lauded for being one of the first Grand Theft Auto style games to be released on the App Store, in this case emulating the top down perspective of the first two titles in that series. A little over three years later and the Director's Cut is released. What are the differences you ask? Increased frame rate, retina graphics, and achievement and leaderboard support. How does the actual game hold up after all this time, especially now that the GTA games the…

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More Juicy Site Updates!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
More Juicy Site Updates!

Good news everyone! Our hard working techies have been mashing together keyboards and wrestling PCs down with network cables (or so is my understanding of these things) and the end result is a working RSS feed. How does this help you? For starters our Twitter and Facebook feeds are back at full speed, so make sure you follow us! Secondly, if you're an RSS afficionado, then you may need to re-add our feed to make sure it's behaving properly - you can use the link above to get things rolling (http://www.appspy.com/rss). Lastly, we have two important updates in the pipeline. We know you've been keen to get updates on when your flagged games get discounted, and Mike should have the system ac…


FAA's Free App of the Day – Blink Walk

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day – Blink Walk

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "Blink Walk is a gorgeous-looking obstacle-packed endless-running title that boasts monochromatic Limbo-esque visuals. In this title, you take on the role of a three-year-old girl who travels to a strange and desolate dreamworld packed with dangerous enemies and hazards. Unlike in most endless-running titles, though, you can't jump over, duck under, or shoot your way through the many dangers that litter your path in Blink Walk. You can, however, close your eyes (for a limited time) and cover the game's world in a veil of darkness. This allows you to bypass hazards…


QI's Top iPhone Games of 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
QI's Top iPhone Games of 2012

I know I know, you're all waiting patiently for the Appspy Top Games of 2012 video. Well Andrew and I spent the afternoon discussing our picks and the video will be out by the end of the week. To hold you over however, the Quality Index has released their list, so let's take a look and see what their aggregating scores have to say. 1. Bastion2. Beat Hazard Ultra3. Interlocked4. Punch Quest5. Word Wonders: The Tower of Babel6. Stone Age: The Board Game7. Reckless Racing 28. Pizza Vs. Skeletons9. Final Fantasy IV10. Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD It's an interesting list to be sure. 2012 was no doubt an amazing year for games on the ios platfor…


'Endgame Syria' Rejected by Apple

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
'Endgame Syria' Rejected by Apple

Endgame: Syria is a game meant to explore and address the current armed conflict happening in that part of the world. Watching an interview with the designer should explain why this was made and the video shows a little about how the game works. The reasons for the rejection according the the press release are that Apple forbids games that quote, "solely target a specific race, culture, a real government or corporation, or any other real entity". The release believes that since the game, "explores a real news event and aims to show users the range of factions and peoples involved in the situation", it fell under these forbidden guidelines and was thus rejected. The designer Tom…