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Everplay gives you 1001 Attempts

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Everplay gives you 1001 Attempts

If you like your iOS games as hard, or harder than, nails, then Spellsword developer Everplay could well have a special treat waiting for you at the end of the month in the shape of 1001 Attempts. It's a game that's all about trying, dying, and trying again. Presented in a simple, retro style, the game throws you into an empty room and tasks you with collecting some gems. Of course, it's much tougher than that, as you can tell from the trailer we've embedded below. It doesn't take long for obstacles to start springing out of the walls, and that's when the real trouble starts. 1001 Attempts is tapping into the one-more-try arcade mentality that makes you push on even though your fingers are…


JOOL Review

Review ROSTLAUB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
JOOL Review

Finding an endless runner these days with a unique spin on the genre is harder than you might think. With Jool, that last sentence was actually a bit of clever wordplay because what this game offers is an escape from the death that is inevitable in the genre. That's right, did your weird bird character fall from the platforms into oblivion? It's not game over, just flip your device around and continue the game playing as his malicious ego heading in the other direction. Oh, the ego fel…

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Relic Rush Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Relic Rush Review

Does anyone remember that game This Could Hurt? It used a simple touch mechanic to stop the player character in his tracks as you made your way through a deadly trap-laden obstacle course. Relic Rush revisits this concept, albeit in a low-fi pixel form. It also has the aura of adventure! Yes, you not only rush to get these relics, but the journey should result in a rush as well. That was at least the intention I'm guessing. Each level consists of eight rooms that have to be traveled t…

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Mikey Shorts Followup... with Hooks!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Mikey Shorts Followup... with Hooks!

As those who watched my 2012 list will know, Mikey Shorts was one of my favourite games last year. Many might not know, but the creators of the game met while trading highscore slots on the game Hook Champ. This is important as their followup title Mikey Hooks is pretty much the same fast and flowing platformer gameplay... with hooks! Have a look at the sneak peak video. The only release info we have is that it will hit in Spring, so keep an eye out from March to May. I sure will be!…


Battle Line™ Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Battle Line™ Review

Sometimes I wonder if the releases coming from Gamevil suffer a soft of cultural disconnect that I just don't understand as a reviewer. Many of their releases revolve around grind-heavy mechanics with little behind the actual gameplay, while the almighty In-App Purchase paywall locks away everything you need to help you progress smoothly through the game. And despite this, these games are quite popular with a vocal fanbase; from Zenonia to Baseball Stars, and now to Battle Line. This…

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Chillingo releases The Gods: Rebellion trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Chillingo releases The Gods: Rebellion trailer

Chillingo has released a trailer for its upcoming hack and slasher The Gods: Rebellion, and the Unreal 3 powered game looks like it's shaping up to be a pleasantly violent diversion from the drudgery of real life. Based on ancient Chinese legend, the game takes its visual cues from the likes of Diablo, throwing you into a sort of isometric world and then giving you lots and lots of things to kill. And, as you'd expect from a game powered by Unreal tech, it looks pretty impressive. Details are slim on the ground at the moment, but Chillingo has revealed that there'll be two distinct game modes to play through, and characters and upgrades to unlock. They've also stated the app will be univer…


Half-Inch Heist Review

Review Mutant Labs Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Half-Inch Heist Review

There aren't really too many games in which you get to pull off a heist. Oh sure there's a bank robbery in Grand Theft Auto 4, and there are games like The Getaway that pay homage to those types of movies, but the act of planning an elaborate thieving of some priceless artifact or gem is not really seen. Despite its name, Half-inch Heist really isn't the type of game to provide this experience. No, what we have here is more a quick reflexes arcade experience wrapped up in an eight bit…

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Tumblewords Review

Review Minicore Studios LLC By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Tumblewords Review

We don't review too many word games here at AppSpy, at least not lately. This hasn't been for lack of releases either. It's just that after you've played one or two word creation games and then notice that the majority of releases are doing pretty much the same thing, it's hard not to be pessimistic and ignore a lot of what comes out (we should probably be doing that to the endless runner genre, but that's a topic for another time). Now Tumblewords does not reinvent the wheel. You have…

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Alien Breed creeps onto Android

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Alien Breed creeps onto Android

If you're the sort of Android owning gamer who goes misty eyed for the long forgotten days of the Amiga 500, then it's shaping up to be a pretty good week for you with the release of Team 17's xenomorph blasting classic Alien Breed onto the Google Play Store. The game borrows heavily from a slightly more famous series of films with the word Alien in their title, and casts you as a lone space marine trapped on a crashing space ship with nothing but a horde of slavering monsters to keep you company. Rather than coming out of the walls, these extra terrestrial slaughter machines tend to come out of the floors, and you'll need your wits about you if you plan on surviving through the 22 levels…


Appspy Ch..ch..changes

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Appspy Ch..ch..changes

Hey hey folks! Just a quick update on two changes that have hit the site today. Firstly, if you scroll down, you may see on the right hand side of the screen that the most recent five comments on articles are on display. Secondly, logged in users now have the ability to go into their profile and change their avatar. I will reply to this post after it goes live to show you the spiffy new feature. We're hoping that small changes like this may garner more reader participation here on site, so have a play around and we'll continue to tweak things and make this the best damn mobile review site on the web.…


Ragdoll Boxing Flopping onto iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Ragdoll Boxing Flopping onto iPad

Start your week off with a bit of amusement and watch this gameplay trailer of the upcoming multiplayer iPad game, Ragdoll Boxing. It releases February 21st and it kind of reminds looks like what would happen if a boxing game were made as a sequel to QWOP. Plus what other boxing game has you able to play as a gorilla?…


App Wrap Up (Week Ending 15th February, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 15th February, 2013)

Hey hey readers and welcome to another installment of the App Wrap Up! Let's end this week in gaming by looking at some games that might have fallen under the radar. Based on their trailers, I think they may have something interesting to offer, so I present them to you along with links to the App Store in case anyone wants to make a purchase. Without futher ado, let us begin.   Tic Stac Toe (Accomplice Productions, LLC) Yes game wise, this is a low fidelity Connect 4, but it's the different sized grids combined with the varied backgrounds that could make this take on a simple game a little more complex and enjoyable.[App Store Link]   Bipolar (Mike Colussi) Draw a si…


Tapforss Review

Tapforss Review

There was a time when developers considered themselves almost in opposition of the player. It's a dynamic that creates an immediate level of conflict, but the hostility of a developer trying to 'screw you over' wore thin for some and for many others was entirely unwelcome. Tapforss is almost a return to this concept, albeit wrapped up in a cleanly presented time-trial title that manages to remain foreboding despite is colorful palette. As the name would suggest, Tapforss by Like A Cro…

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Puzzle Restorer Review

Review Gavina Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Puzzle Restorer Review

I've never been shy about telling people about one of my favorite iOS series', PathPix. It's something I enjoy on a purely personal level as it not only feels rewarding thanks to the images you create, but there's a zen-like flow to the puzzling. Puzzle Restorer by Gavina Games falls in the same category of pixel-filling, area-painting puzzlers, but with a fresh twist... you already know what you need to make. Players are handed a grid that they can swipe and create paths on - by star…

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