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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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Goats and Gadgets

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Goats and Gadgets

On first view, this looks like not only another physics puzzler, but one that you'd find on a flash browser games' site. After watching the trailer for a little longer however, I was struck with intrigue. The robo goat cannon, the teleporters, the yeti; this looks like it might be pretty enjoyable. Have a look for yourself. The game will be released on the iOS platform on February 15th, and will be priced at US $0.99.…


Cognition - A 4 part Adventure Game Series for the iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Cognition - A 4 part Adventure Game Series for the iPad

Originally for PC and Mac Release (which is what the following trailer is advertising), this intriguing looking point and click (or point and tap as we should maybe call them on iOS) adventure game is releasing its first episode on iPad sometime this month. Have a look at the trailer. Boasting alternate paths along with its art style, it has similarities to Telltale's The Walking Dead, which is a pretty strong comparison to have. Let's see if it delivers upon release.…


Tiny Solar Review

Review 6Nice Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Tiny Solar Review

Editor's Note: It behooves us to acknowledge the source material for this game and the blatancy with which it attempts to not only copy the mechanics, but also the utter failure of its execution. For more information, check out 'Solar 2' here. Sometimes a game piques my interest, if for no other reason than it fascinates me. Tiny Solar by 6Nice Studio was one such game - whirling stars, planets, and asteroids had me wondering just what was going on; especially when the planets started…

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Fathom Interactive releases Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Racing

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Fathom Interactive releases Sky Pirates of Neo Terra Racing

After a succesful semi-launch on the Canadian App Store, Fathom Interactive has unleashed their steampunk style flying cart racer world wide. Featuring plenty of characters and tracks, the game is available for free right now on iOS and Kindle Fire, and should be available on Android devices in the coming days. The game is the latest entrant into the Sky Pirates of Neo Terra series, and features artwork from renowned pop-art surrealist Camille d'Errico. Fathom are promising weekly content updates, including new characters and tracks. You can grab the game for your iOS device right now by clicking here, or stick around and check out the CG launch trailer below.…


Puzzle Retreat Review

Review The Voxel Agents By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Puzzle Retreat Review

If you consider pure puzzle titles to be a boring chore, you can probably stop right here; that's not the most flattering of openings, but I know there's more than a few of you who balk at the idea of a game not having at least some sort of action element to it. For those of you who remain, Puzzle Retreat is a brilliant zen-like puzzler that takes the 'sliding block' concept quite literally. Your goal on each level is simply to fill the empty spaces with ice and other objects later on…

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Training Zombies

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Training Zombies

See, it's train, as in the noun, but I'm using it as a verb. Eh, never mind. Coming out this Thursday on the 7th of February is Zombies & Trains. Yes I know what you're thinking, "Oh dear, yet another zombie game", but have a look at the trailer. I was pleasantly surprised. The gameplay looks like a lot of fun, allowing the tracks to be used as dealers of death, and the visual and audio feedback upon smooshing zombies is pretty engaging. Whether or not the game has longevity will most likely be up to the level design and the power-ups, but this does look like an entertaining  new way to dispatch the undead.…


Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 10 months ago
Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

Firemonkeys has released a new developer diary for their upcoming racer, Real Racing 3, that sheds some light on the innovative new multiplayer modes that have been created for the game and giving us some more footage of the gorgeous looking game in motion. Asynchronous multiplayer is the order of the day, but it features a few new twists too, with the ghost cars you're racing against now more physical than ever. You can use them as makeshift brakes, clip their wheels, and generally drive like the person you're racing against didn't set their time a couple of days ago. There's still no concrete release date for the game, but it is expected sometime early this year. Until then, you'll just…


Undead Soccer Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Undead Soccer Review

Late last year, The Bowling Dead was released, a novel take on the over-saturated zombie genre that had you flinging bowling balls at zombies. To be honest, we didn't foresee that other sports might also lend themselves to killing the undead, so the release of Undead Soccer kind of caught us by surprise. You flick soccer balls at zombies before they can reach you and munch your face off. A simple, and somewhat engaging premise, but like so many games on the iOS platform these days, a h…

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Banana Kong Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Banana Kong Review

Most gamers are familiar with the subtle changing of the name Donkey Kong to avoid copyright infringement from aping (if you'll pardon the pun) the famous movie about the giant gorilla and the woman that loved him. Banana Kong has a similar smell about it, trying to attach itself to a more popular property. However, while Donkey Kong could at least excuse itself with an innovative and engaging play experience, Banana Kong is just another endless runner clone built around in-app purchas…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending 1st February, 2013)

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

Hey hey loyal readers! It's been a while since our last App Wrap Up (well a couple weeks). Appspy has been a little quieter than usual, what with the Australia day long weekend followed by cyclonic weather that severely hampered local internet. Driving through a flooded road was also a frightening and completely stupid experience that I engaged in during this madness. Well, with all that behind us, let's have a look at some interesting game trailers and see if there's anything that might cause you to take the plunge and give one of these games a try.   Cowbell Hero (Digital Hero Games, LLC) This is mainly here for novelty factor. As a rhythm game it doesn't look like it offers much…


Little Inferno iPad Review

Little Inferno iPad Review

Call me crazy, but I was saving myself for the iPad release of Tomorrow Corporation's 'Little Inferno', as such I can't provide much of a comparison to the console or PC versions. What I can say is that Little Inferno feels as though it was always destined for the iOS platform - it was conceptually _made_ for the IAP heavy, freemium dominant scene that is the App Store. In short, Little Inferno is champion the platform deserves, even if it doesn't need it specifically. The game starts…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 1 February 2013

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

Two Wrap-Ups in a row? Can this possibly be? Yes! This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 1st of February, 2013! Year Walk - Simogo wants you to put your spooky riddle hat on Despite Simogo's usually upbeat candor, their upcoming title Year Walk defies the tone of previous releases thanks to its muted, darker presentation. What can we look forward to when it drops later in February? From all the hints it's likely the game will be an adventure of sorts, though that doesn't really sum things up properly as it is slated to feature a range of gameplay elements and mechanics that are hard to explain in a bite-sized presentation. The game is said to be packed with secrets - many of which peopl…