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Friday News Wrap-Up 24 August 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 24 August 2012

I won't jump the gun just yet, but the Pick of the Week is a dead give away this week, so there's no need to skip all the way there straight away. Instead, sit back and relax and listen to the news of the week that was in AppSpy's Friday News-Wrap Up for the 24th of August, 2012. Warhammer Quest - By Rodeo Games, out next SpringI had to have a cold shower after finding out about this ditty. Board games have been doing very well on the App Store, if only because they provide minimal changes from the real thing and are often much cheaper to invest in. Warhammer Quest from Games Workshop is an absolute classic, but it also mimics a gameplay style we all know and may even love - turn-…


KooZac™ Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
KooZac™ Review

[KooZac was featured as the Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 24th of August, 2012] Square Enix have certainly been trying a new approach when it comes to the iOS platform - while their premium RPGs are certainly worthwhile, their casual titles often leave out something in their final release. Or rather something is left in that should be left out - a hand in your pocket. KooZac is a brain-tickling arcade puzzler that challenges players to throw down numbered blocks in…

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Tread of the Dead Review

Review Spencer Cordes By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Tread of the Dead Review

Man has the zombie craze been played out by now. Regardless, we still see all these releases featuring the animated corpses of the recently deceased, and we have to admit, when a game like Tread of the Dead comes out that puts an interesting approach on the whole zombie slaughter kerfuffle, it's time to sit up and take notice. Not to say they knock their concept out of the park, but this game is novel and amusing enough to possibly crack the veneer of veteran zombie gamers everywhere.…

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Infinite Warrior Out in the App Store September 6th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Infinite Warrior Out in the App Store September 6th

In the film world, one way to pitch an idea is by combining two existing movies and mushing them together. This way of looking at new properties is useful when it comes to games as well, and the best way to describe Infinite Warrior is mixing the endless runner genre with Infinity Blade. Have a look at the trailer. The game is out at the start of next month.[Empty Flask Games]…


Grabbity Hopping out in Early September

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Grabbity Hopping out in Early September

September is shaping up to have some interesting releases and heavy hitters. What else do you expect as we're moving into the 4th quarter? Grabbity caught our eye by being a platformer based entirely around tilt. Have a look at the trailer and see what we mean. This looks like it'll be a lot of fun, and it's got great presentation to boot. It will be out September 6th.…


Mikey Shorts Review

Review BeaverTap Games, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Mikey Shorts Review

I almost feel sick of needing to make the point so often, but if you're going to make a platformer, you need to make the core gameplay (that is to say, running and jumping) feel good. In some cases it's a matter of responsiveness from the controls, and in others its anything from the physics to the character animations, but in Mikey Shorts by BeaverTap, none of these things are a problem. In fact you'd be forgiven for thinking someone from Rocketcat Games ran away with someone from Ra…

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Jump For Fish Review

Review Yogurt Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Jump For Fish Review

Context is important. Without a good reason for playing the game either given to us by the developers or one we make ourselves, why should we be interested? That's not to say that narrative trumps mechanics, definitely not, but even the best made games without a goal or reason to play them end up just being soulless exercises. Jump for Fish was created to celebrate the birth of the developer's son, and its context for play reflects that. You are a father otter that has to go out to wor…

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Lost Cities Review

Review TheCodingMonkeys By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Lost Cities Review

Reiner Knizia is no small fish in the world of board games. Titles such as the Lord of the Rings and Ingenious are enjoyed world wide, while Lost Cities, a 2-player 60-card game has even proven to be popular enough to warrant an XBLA remake. Having previously converted Carcassonne to the iOS platform, The Coding Monkeys have taken it upon themselves to restore Lost Cities to its original design, bolstering it with individually scaling AI opponents and multiple asynchronous online games…

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Sunshine Review

Review Morbidware By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Sunshine Review

The battle between the forces of light and dark has been a long time favorite to base a game around, but until Sunshine, never did it seem to be taken so literally. The black holes are threatening to consume the universe into nothingness by taking over all the suns, and as a lowly photon, it's your job to stop them. How does a photon go up against a black hole? Well they don't, but by planet hopping and collecting stars, you can make the universe a safer place. Just beware, this task i…

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Bad Hotel Review

Review Lucky Frame By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Bad Hotel Review

It takes a certain kind of mad clarity to sit there and take the genre of 'Tower Defense' as literally as Bad Hotel does. Conceptually Lucky Frame's game is the same as it ever was - drop blocks as defenses against an onslaught of creatures bent on destroying your base, but this time around you're actually building the eponymous hotel, adding rooms to accommodate tourists and shoot down sentient clouds. I may have lost you on that last point. See, your task is simple - build a profita…

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App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 22nd August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 22nd August 2012)

How's it going Appspy readers? It's time for yet another App Wrap Up installment!  As always we're gonna post and comment on some trailers of games that look interesting, but of course all we haven't tried them ourselves. That's for our readers to do if they see anything they like (and do please tell us about it in the comments). Let's start things off! Window Warrior (Gambit) Kind of like Fruit Ninja with planks of wood, and instead of slicing, boarding up windows. Ok, so it's not really like Fruit Ninja. Board the windows from encroaching monsters by hammering planks across them. There's even a nail shotgun![App Store Link] Missile Storm (Vjenceslav Nadinic) Yes it's…


Flip’s Escape Review

Review Shaun Inman By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Flip’s Escape Review

Warioware introduced us to the idea of the micro arcade game, in that you only had a couple of seconds to work out what you needed to do, and then accomplish that task to the best of your ability. These games usually revolved around one very simple mechanic and once you got the hang of it, there were options to see how far you could get. I bring this up because at its heart, Flip's Escape is reminiscent of those micro arcade experiences, and really, it's only once you work out how the…

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Critter Escape Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 8 months ago
Critter Escape Review

Isn't it always the way. You're some weird anthropomorphic creature minding your own business chasing butterflies in a field, when you're captured by scientists and probed for study, only to have to sneak and attack your way to freedom. Critter Escape is a line drawing sneak game, popularized by such titles as Spy Mouse, in which you must draw a line to move your critter around the guards and to the exit. What this title brings to the table are challenge based stars, a host of interest…

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Puzzle Craft Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Puzzle Craft Review

'Casual' match-three mechanics; timers that spit out the occasional bonus; resource management tied to tiers of resource management... surely this is a recipe for disaster? It's a mix we've seen slapped together in the 'freemium' model, but is it really such a bad thing at all? Ars Thanea Games and Chillingo prove that you can have your cake and eat it too, pairing all the addictive elements of a freemium title together with a well balanced and deep sense of progression that feels rewa…

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