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Limbo out on iOS Next Week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Limbo out on iOS Next Week

Some of you will be familiar with Limbo, a puzzle platformer released on XBLA in 2010 that has been ported to both the PSN, PC, and Mac. It's known for its striking monochromatic art style, generous checkpoint system and punishing trial and error puzzle gameplay. Here's a trailer of the original release. Here's hoping that the controls are well executed on the touch screen. We'll certainly let you now how the port holds up next week.…


Sprinkle Islands putting the fire out on July 11th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Sprinkle Islands putting the fire out on July 11th

It's been two years since the release of the original Sprinkle (check out our review here), and now Mediocre Games are about to release the follow-up, titled Sprinkle Islands. It looks to feature the same interesting water based physics of the original, but has undergone an aesthetic change that makes aspects of the game look a little bit like claymation, which is of course amazing. Check out the trailer below and keep a look out for this as it releases on July 11th.…


Stay Alight HD iPad Review

Review Wyse Games LTD By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Stay Alight HD iPad Review

Remember the years immediately after Angry Birds was released? You know: when almost every other game was a physics-flinger? We guess it's been a while since then, as playing a game like Stay Alight - which takes the mechanics that Angry Birds popularised and wraps them up in creepy yet beautiful world - is almost a novelty. The question is, can excellent presentation make up for all-too familiar gameplay? Stay Alight comes with an environmental message. Pollution is the source of thi…

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Where's My Mickey? Review

Review Disney By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Where's My Mickey? Review

We'll give Disney its due: when they come across an award winning formula, they certainly know how to extract every drop of interest free from it. After Where's my Water?, Where's my Perry?, and other holiday and seasonal spin-offs we now have a version of 'Where's my' gameplay starring Disney's main mascot himself, Mickey Mouse. Who do they think they are, Rovio? We're just playing, of course. The truth of the matter is that in the world of bite-size physics puzzlers, the original Wh…

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Dark Nebula - Episode One HD re-release

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Dark Nebula - Episode One HD re-release

Ah Dark Nebula, the review of your first episode takes us back to a simpler time in Appspy's history. A time when the videos were voiced by a young go-getter named Dave and the content and word choice of our writing had a lot of room in which to grow and mature. Go back and relive the memories if you dare. Now that this trip down memory lane has ended, you might be interested to know that Dark Nebula is getting a HD makeover with twelve levels of all new content. Not only that, but it's been confirmed that episode three is finally on its way. Have a look at the trailer. It is available on the App Store now for $0.99[App Store Link]…


League of Evil 3

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
League of Evil 3

The first two League of Evil games are known for popularizing the 'tough as nails' platformer on the iOS, and have been quite successful at it with their pixel style and strong controls. Now this week we see the release of the third installment, and suprisingly a whole new art style along with it. Have a look at the trailer. It looks to have a strong focus on character customisation, and it includes video replays that I'm sure can be shared. We'll certainly know more once the game is out and we review it.…


Gloomy Hollow Review

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

Welcome to purgatory. Welcome to Gloomy Hollow. What better way to spend eternity than by engaging in an action-RPG experience set in expansive worlds packed full of enemies, that's then broken down into small, manageable levels. Hell, if you find enough souls, you may even be able to buy your way back to the land of the living. Now, we've seen plenty of ARPGs on the App Store before. And yes, we've even seen bite sized levels before, but there's something in the design and presentati…

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Spiral Episode 1 Review

Review Pixel Hero Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Spiral Episode 1 Review

Spiral is certainly a strange beast. It features a very striking, and sometimes gorgeous visual style. It's got competent voice acting and an intriguing narrative. The gameplay not only offers variety, but incorporates touch controls relatively well. Saying all of this, the game plays havoc on your battery, and some of the aspects of the experience are not as well implemented as they should be. You play as Tempus, a young amnesiac who shares a body with a robotic arm called AVA. On co…

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Eden to GREEN

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Eden to GREEN

It's always nice to see console developers try their hand at mobile games. It can breed cynicism when they create a game in an established genre like tower defence, but iNiS (with such games as Gitaroo Man and Elite Beat Agents in their catalogue) are no strangers to creating odd yet enjoyable play experiences. Eden to GREEN looks to continue this trend. Now, even though the gameplay trailer below shows the game running on Android devices, it is also released for iOS and is available right now. Here's the gameplay video: It's a war of plants and machines. The game sprouts an interesting mechanic where you can only plant new towers in the radius offered by others, limi…


Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage HD Review

Review Nitrome By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage HD Review

Physics puzzlers: there's a ton of 'em about. One's got birds in. It's quite popular. Now there's another one. It's got some birds in too. But mostly ice. Ice and Vikings. And birds. It's called Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. We think its dead good. Here's why. Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is like a really good sandwich. It provides you with a nourishing core, surrounded by a bunch of easily digestible, but thoroughly satisfying layers. At its frosty heart, it's a game about slicing ice…

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Blip Blup Review

Review ustwo™ By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Blip Blup Review

Sometimes, one tap is all it takes. Well ok, often it takes more than one tap. But one of the goals of the amusingly named block puzzler Blip Blup is to fill up each stage's tiles with colour in as few taps as possible. Upon tapping any tile, a blast of colour will shoot out in all directions, surging forward until it is blocked by a corner or barrier There's a preview function to help you out while you're still learning the ropes. Before releasing your finger from the screen, the ti…

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Removed from App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Removed from App Store

It seems not only has Baldur's Gate: Enhanched Edition been removed from the App Store under the vague reasoning of "contractual issues", this has halted the latest game patch and development on the sequel as well. Hopefully whatever is causing this can be sorted out quickly. After all the hard work from the developers to polish up and port this classic RPG the last thing anyone wants is a legal issue tearing things down. We will have to wait and see what happens. [Website letter]…


Friday News Wrap-Up 21 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 21 June 2013

With the App Store arrival of a certain highly acclaim UFO-centric strategy game, it's been a pretty big week for iOS gaming. Let's get stuck in, shall we?   Modern Combat 4 gets Meltdown update The latest episode in Gameloft's premiere FPS franchise Modern Combat has just received its biggest update yet. Entitled the 'Meltdown Update', this downloadable expansion to Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour adds new maps, weapons, and multiplayer modes. First off, you can now explore the Fracture, Extraction, and Backfire maps. These will see fighting for your life on the streets of Barcelona, and blasting your way across the ice of Antarctica. As for fresh firepower, you'll gain access to a Spec…


XCOM®: Enemy Unknown iPad Review

Review 2K By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
XCOM®: Enemy Unknown iPad Review

The iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown represents something of a gamble. Developer 2K China has spent time and money of porting last year’s console and PC strategy favourite to iPad and iPhone. This is no companion app – XCOM iOS is the real deal. Apart from some derezzed visuals and a slightly smaller map count, what you’re looking at is the complete XCOM experience in portable, touchscreen form. If you were abducted by aliens and missed the hype surrounding the gam…

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