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Dungelot Review

Review Red Winter Software Limited By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Dungelot Review

The rogue-like is a very niche and hardcore game genre. Simply, they are dungeon crawling RPGs that follow the design of the game Rogue, released in 1980. They often share a map overview perspective, rely on random levels, usually have a form of permanent death, and are notoriously difficult and unforgiving. Dungelot is an attempt to introduce a more casual player to the genre through a simple tap interface and streamlining the exploration and leveling mechanics. Is this attempt at acc…

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Momonga Pinball Adventures Review

Review Paladin Studios By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Momonga Pinball Adventures Review

Momonga Pinball Adventures is the story of a tribe of Japanese flying squirrels that are captured by a clan of owls, and thus our hero Momo is mentored by a Panda to go and save them, later running into a Mole on the journey. This is going to be one of those games isn't it. The core gameplay is pinball, as you use paddles to fling Momo against targets and through passageways all the way to the end of each individual level. There's something fascinating about taking the mechanics of a h…

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Fishlabs unveils Galaxy On Fire - Alliances

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Fishlabs unveils Galaxy On Fire - Alliances

So far the Galaxy on Fire games have been about flying around space, shooting anything that moves, but Fishlabs, the German developer behind the hugely succesful franchise, has decided to do something a little different for the next entry. Step forward Galaxy on Fire - Alliances, a free to play massively multiplayer RTS that sees you taking control of one of three different species - the Terrans, Vossk and Nivelians - and using your tactical nous, diplomacy skills, and resource management knowledge to take over a hitherto unexplored part of the cosmos. “Never before in the eight years of our existence have we worked on a title with a team as big as the Alliances team,“ s…


Top 3 iOS Games for January 2013

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for January 2013

I hate playing the catch-up game, but with this extended dry spell of a release period, I guess there's no harm in clearing our backlogs. In the least it's made for a far more comprehensive list to choose from for January, so lets find out who topped the charts in AppSpy.com's Top 3 iOS Games for January, 2013. Table Top Racing (Playrise Edge) $2.99 Univ. Look, I may be the only one who played Table Top Racing and put it down without losing an iota of excitement from the hype, but even without my personal bias the game is a solid entry in to the 'Kart' genre. The key to its success is its simplicity; there's no bloat to weigh it down, so you can jump in, enjoy a race or two, and jump out…


QI's Top iPhone Games for January 2013

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
QI's Top iPhone Games for January 2013

The new year has come, the first month has passed, and it's time to have a look at our sister site, the Quality Index to see what their aggregation said about the top 10 games for January. Here we go!   1. Hungry Oni2. Joe Danger3. Hundreds4. The Lords of Midnight5. Scribble Hero6. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes7. Momonga Pinball Adventures8. Banana Kong9. The Blockheads10. Pixel Defenders Puzzle Our own top 3 for January will be out around Monday I am told, and there are a couple titles on the QI list that might be included. Which are they? Well you can either make an educated guess, or wait and find out![QI Top iPhone Games for…


New trailer for Blitz Brigade

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
New trailer for Blitz Brigade

Two bits of news have just been released for Gameloft's upcoming multiplayer FPS, Blitz Brigade. First, there's a new gameplay trailer, which you can check out at the bottom of the article. Second, the game has been soft released in France. For those who don't know what that means, essentially the game has been given a small scale release in a single territory to test how it works and make sure it's robust enough for a global release. It also means, thanks to some Google Translate magic, we've been able to dig up some more info about the game. It looks like there are going to be five classes to choose from - soldier, gunner, doctor, sniper, and stealth agent (we expect that'll become secre…


Friday News Wrap-Up 8 February 2013

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 8 February 2013

It seems we're still in a bit of a dry period when it comes to game releases, and also news, so today's Wrap-Up is a bit shorter than usual. I guess there's nothing for it then but to jump straight to it... this is AppSpy.com's Friday News Wrap-Up for the 8th of February, 2013. Star Wars Pinball - Releasing as Standalone and IAP for Zen Pinball With all the recent news and nerdy rumblings about the production of Star Wars VII, VIII, and IX (as well as the spin-off films rumored to center around Boba Fett and Han Solo), it was only a matter of time before the franchise turned its hands to videogames once again. This time around we'll be able to get our hands on a Star Wars themed pinball…


METAL SLUG 2 Review

Review SNK PLAYMORE By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
METAL SLUG 2 Review

If you've followed our reviews for any length of time you'll know that our experience with the METAL SLUG series on the iOS platform has been... well not so great. Nostalgia manages to keep the game afloat, but emulation can only do so much to recreate the responsive controls and smooth visuals of the Arcade classic. METAL SLUG 2 doesn't do much to address the problems of previous releases, but it does have one thing in its favor... it was a much simpler game. As such players can take…

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After Burner Climax Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
After Burner Climax Review

I'll readily admit that I have next to no idea what I'm doing when I play After Burner. In just about every instance I've simply done the best I can and never sweated the details. After Burner Climax was designed to punish such 'casual' mindsets - it was, after all, an Arcade title - but the iOS release has a leniency to it that actually makes the chaos more of an amusing distraction than a brutal smokescreen for the unrelenting enemy. Whether you jump in with the touch or tilt based…

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Real Racing 3 set to hit the App Store sooner than expected?

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Real Racing 3 set to hit the App Store sooner than expected?

It looks like Real Racing 3 might be closer than we thought, after an eagle eyed member of the PocketGamer team spotted EA and Firemonkeys's high quality racer in the Game Center list of EA marketing guru Ben Clarke. If it's on a Game Center list, that means it must have been approved by Apple, and if it's been approved by Apple, that means it should be with us in the next few days. We've already shown you a couple of developer diaries in the past couple of months, so no doubt you're as excited as we are by the news. PG reports that there are 65 achievements to unlock in the game, and at least 40 different cars for you to collect and race on tracks from all across the world. We…


The DRM Death Ray Manta Review

Review PsychicParrot Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
The DRM Death Ray Manta Review

The DRM Death Ray Manta is a game that I shall hereafter refer to as just Death Ray Manta. It is an exercise in sense-overload as you are bombarded with hyper-kinetic visuals, a pulsing soundtrack, and levels that either end in victory or defeat before you've even gotten your bearings. What type of game is it? Think Robotron 2084 with an epileptic makeover. It's been getting a lot of positive buzz around review circles if the quotes are to be believed, so let's see if there's anything…

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Pixel People Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Pixel People Review

Earth, gone. The human race, pretty much destroyed. Send in the clones! It's time to repopulate the species among the stars; to create a clone based utopia. First up, let us preface this review with a warning. This is a true freemium title. Many of the actions in this game take time to complete (up to a few minutes worth). All the time based actions can be sped up by using the utopium resource which is the in-app currency. Despite this, Pixel People strives to give you things to do so…

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Cowbell Hero Review

Review Digital Hero Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Cowbell Hero Review

Digital Hero Games can't seem to let go of the Saturday Night Live sketch involving Will Ferrel and Christopher Walken. You know the one I'm talking about, it even has its own Wikipedia entry and haunts the actors to this day. Of course I'm talking about 'More Cowbell' and Cowbell Hero is a singular-minded Guitar Hero clone that (if nothing else) features some rockin' tunes, so I say why not? We'll not concern you with the story, though it does go to great lengths to justify its prota…

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Random Heroes 2 details emerge

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Random Heroes 2 details emerge

Ravenous Games has released some new information on the upcoming Random Heroes 2. You might know Ravenous as the developer behind the League of Evil series, or the recent, really enjoyable platformer Infestor. Random Heroes 2 is set to follow in the pixel style footsteps of Ravenous's earlier games, but they've made a few tweaks to try and assuage the problems fans had with the first game. The controls are now customisable, you can move backwards and shoot forwards, and a sliding fire button lets you take control of your vertical aim. There'll be more 3 zones to blast your way through, each with 30 levels and a boss battle at the end. Throw in crystal skulls and stars you can collec…


Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell Review

Review Tin Man Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell Review

I was never a Fighting Fantasy sort of person - I was, in fact, more of a Choose Your Own Adventure kid - but regardless, the same is true of all of them. You'd play along for a few rounds and some kids would take far more seriously than others, but inevitably you'd give up and 'bookmark' your way to the seemingly impossible ending (possibly ignoring dice rolls in the process). House of Hell is the second of Tin Man Games' adaptions of the Fighting Fantasy series by Steve Jackson and…

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