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The Infinity Project 2 Review

Review Crazy Robot LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
The Infinity Project 2 Review

Infinity Project 2 by Crazy Robot Games is an ambitious title - it's clear from even the briefest of time spent in their first-person shooter that it's the culmination of a huge body of effort from a small developer. Let it not be said that the depth of content on offer is unappreciated, however, it's hard not to feel a little disappointed with the way it's presented. You continue your quest from the previous title, fighting against the Talon who have used a time-space portal to invad…

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On the Wind Update

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
On the Wind Update

Back in April, On the Wind was released that took a relaxed approach to the endless runner genre. The first update for the game is now live, and to celebrate, the game has recieved a 50% price drop. The update adds two new modes both catering to those who wished for an easier and more difficult experience. Zen mode is a way to just enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the game without worrying about the challenge, and for those who have mastered the game, EX mode makes things more difficult. If you missed our review, go take a look. On the Wind is a unique experience if nothing else, and well worth a go, especially with the new content and price drop.[App Store Link]…


The Winners of the Indie Pong Developer Challenge

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
The Winners of the Indie Pong Developer Challenge

Well the Indie Pong Developer Challenge is over, and here are the winners! In third place with a prize of $15,000 is Fong by Eppy Games In second place with a prize of $37,500 is Pong Tournament by Madruse Games And finally the winner, in first place, with a prize of $50,000 is Pong World by zGames All three will be availabe on the app store for purchase, and it's nice to see those that won were some of the more interesting and unique entires in the competition. It's be neat to see this kind of content for other classics in videogame history.…


SolaRola Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
SolaRola Review

I know what you're thinking. It's a game where you roll around. That much you have spot on. However, contrary to what may be going through your head, you are not rolling around a jazz musician or a creature powered by sunlight. No, this is the story of Wiz and Waz, intrepid space explorers who find themselves crashed on an alien world, and have to find the necessary parts to get home, and then  continue their jobs of exploration, collection, and eventually saving the galaxy. Now…

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App Wrap Up (Tuesday Edition, 7th August, 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
App Wrap Up (Tuesday Edition, 7th August, 2012)

For those of you who enjoy the App Wrap Up column, there will be one tomorrow as well. There's been a slew of titles, and i learned my lesson the last time i tried to cover them all in one installment. As always, we have not tried the games in question. We are only speculating on them based on their trailers and that it looks like there is something interesting to offer. Without further ado, let's begin. Getting Buckets (5 Balloons Interactive Inc.) A basketball themed endless runner where you're collecting buckets. I'm sure there's something i'm missing here, but it's visually pleasing with a host of power ups to keep things interesting. I think it could be worth a play.[App Store…


BLAZING STAR Review

Review SNK PLAYMORE By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
BLAZING STAR Review

There are many game systems that while having a decent collection of titles, just never gained widespread market appeal and withered because of this. Luckily thanks to downloadable services, re-releases, remakes, and the App Store, a lot of the best games of these systems can be played by a whole new generation of fans. One such example is the Neo Geo Home System, and the subject of the current review, Blazing Star. Released in 1998, what we have here is a classic side-scrolling shoot…

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You Have an iPad, You have a Gaming Table

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
You Have an iPad, You have a Gaming Table

besides having a delightful title, porTable is an app for the iPad that gives you a table for playing games like cards and dominoes with more games to be added in future updates. Watching the trailer, you see that it has some clever physics, and just playing around with the cards and dominoes could be fun, but the real joy is at the end when you add you own iPhone into the mix for games like Poker. [App Store Link]…


Shellrazer Review

Review Slick Entertainment Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Shellrazer Review

Shellrazer is a classic tale. Boy turtle loves girl turtle. To get to girl turtle, boy turtle has to trek through goblin infested lands. To aid this endeavor, boy turtle is equipped with a gunner, and on his journey stacks on additional help providing offense, defense, and a multitude of upgrades. At least that's what we got out of the few comic book panels that led us into this game of wanton goblin massacre. The game begins with a machine gunner who has two control options, using ei…

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Sometimes a Humorous Trailer is all you Need

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Sometimes a Humorous Trailer is all you Need

Toybox isn't being released till August 23rd, but they have a trailer out to drum up interest for the game. The trailer is... well... have a look for yourself. The game itself which is briefly shown at the end is a combination of a match three title and a shoot em up. If the humour of the trailer is interjected into the game as well, we could have an enjoyable release to look forward to at the end of the month.…


Alien Breed Review

Review Team17 Software Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Alien Breed Review

Sure, Alien Breed by Team17 may have been a bare-faced attempt at re-imagining the Aliens franchise as a top-down shooter, but if you never had a chance to experience the classic on an Amiga, you haven't lived. That last statement may be hyperbolic (just a tad), but players were subjected to claustrophobic corridors, quick-moving aliens that continued to appear seemingly out of nowhere and (best of all) had to deal with severely limited resources. The sense of fear and tension was ahea…

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Raptisoft On Solomon Dark And Its Future

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Raptisoft On Solomon Dark And Its Future

In the past, AppSpy has been very clear about how much it loves Raptisoft's work, be it Solomon's Keep, Boneyard or even quirkier titles like Robot Wants Kitty. As such, the news of an updated and expanded version of Boneyard, dubbed 'Solomon's Dark', has been welcomed with open arms and even snippets such as the following video can't sate our excitement. What makes the news even better is the circumstances under which Raptisoft has been making the game - and indeed all of its games - with one man running the show (albeit with outside help as needed). In a fascinating interview with AppsJP, John Raptis discusses his beginnings in developing for the App Store; why the Solomon serie…


Friday News Wrap-Up 3 August 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 12 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 3 August 2012

Friday, Friday, Friday... so close to the weekend, but still full of work. Luckily for you there's lots of juicy news, so lets get crackin' on the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 3rd of August, 2012. Wizorb - Headed to iOSI wouldn't blame you for missing out on the incredibly fun Steam and Xbox Live Indie Games darling 'Wizorb', what with you being so busy with iOS games and all. Don't worry, because Tribute Games are bringing the Arkanoid-like RPG title to the iOS platform - hopefully sooner than later if the screenshots are any indicator. Super Stickman Golf 2 - Announced and near/in 'Alpha' stageHere's a news piece near and dear to my own interests. When Super Stickman Golf by Noo…


JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense Review

Review CJ E&M By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 12 months ago
JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense Review

[This review was featured as the Mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 3rd of August, 2012] If you told me I could pick up a game on the App Store that not only allowed me to play as Batman and Superman, but also involved a chunk of the Justice League and their quirky rogues gallery... then I'd say shut up and take my money. However, pause for a moment before heading the App Store and grabbing JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense. The licensed beat'em-up takes its cues fr…

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Splash !!! Review

Review joseph pinkasfeld By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Splash  !!! Review

As strange as some of the scenarios created for these physics puzzle games are, it's amazing how many of them make the gameplay that follows more bizarre when all they were trying to do was create a context to explain everything going on. In Splash you control a panda riding atop a bubble that can be filled with water. The goal of each stage is to collect the rubber duckies strewn about, and deliver them safely to the wading pool. The reason for all this is that the panda has lost his…

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ORC: Vengeance Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 12 months ago
ORC: Vengeance Review

One advantage of a touch-screen, especially a large one, is the ability to bring to life games that would otherwise require an external device (such as a mouse) simply by exchanging clicks for taps. As such the action-adventure RPG has been an obvious golden-goose for developers, however while many have attempted to capture the same frantic action of games like Diablo, ultimately the goose seems more like a white whale. ORC: Vengeance doesn't quite break the mold for iDevices, but it…

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