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Diggin' Dogs Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Diggin' Dogs Review

In a world ruled by cute dogs, three adventurers will dig their way through hazardous caverns in order to retrieve the lost pirate-dog treasure, along with a few bones - because, you know, they might get hungry too! Diggin' Dogs by Soap Creative and Chillingo is a hard game to pin down despite bearing a striking similarity to similar treasure hunting titles of the past. You see, the dogs you control (as well as the environment itself) is subject to the physical influences of your iDev…

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Super Meat Boy Being Rebuilt For Possible iPhone Release

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Super Meat Boy Being Rebuilt For Possible iPhone Release

Team Meat, the independent studio behind the console and PC indie platformer Super Meat Boy, announced on Twitter yesterday that they would be rebuilding the game from the ground up for a possible iPhone launch. According to the team's tweets, this game would be 'a re-envisioning of [Super Meat Boy] remade from scratch for touch', and it 'will not play like SMB!' Anyone speculating on what form the game may take can rule out a simple high score chase-'em-up, as Team Meat explicitly said it won't be 'a simple game like "Doodle Jump" it will be a larger more traditional game'. Nor will it control much like Super Meat Boy. Nor even be released unless the team are completely happy with the re…


Cave’s Dodonpachi Blissful Death Out Now On the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Cave’s Dodonpachi Blissful Death Out Now On the App Store

Dodonpachi Blissful Death has hit the App Store today, the latest in a long line of Cave arcade shooters to be ported across to iOS. Not that we're complaining, of course. After all, Cave's previous iOS efforts include the 5/5 scoring ESPGALUDA II and Mushihimesama Bug Panic, which also earned top marks in our review. Anyway, back to Blissful Death... In Cave's newest manic shooter for the iPhone, you can select from six different ship types, take part in a Practice mode to hone your skills, and choose from four difficulty levels. Those of us with merely human reflexes will want to leave those higher tiers of difficulty well alone. Game Center and OpenFeint have also been integrated in…


Friday News Wrap-Up 10 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 10 February 2012

Before we jump in to things I'd like to give a heads up on the progress of our servers - they're in the process of being moved to new systems with far more space and bandwidth, which means in the very near future we'll be a lot more bulletproof.So with that out of the way, lets jump in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 10th of February, 2012. Crescent Moon's Valentine's Day SalesWhile not all cultures may celebrate the day specifically, there's always time to give back to those who you care about. Crescent Moon are doing just that and gamers after something from their catalog should jump in now with Gears, Pocket RPG iPhone Edition, Evertales, Siegecraft and Ravensword all plumme…


DoDonPachi Blissful Death Review

Review CAVE CO.,LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
DoDonPachi Blissful Death Review

While DoDonpachi Blissful Death (or Dai Ou Jou) was the fourth title in the DonPachi series, it was also considered the first true sequel to DoDonPachi. For those on iOS devices, it's CAVE's second release of the series for the platform, and for those following the story of the series this makes it an interesting release as it puts you in control of the very ships and dolls that went on to become your enemies in 'Resurrection'. The tangled, weaving storyline of the DonPachi series is…

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Ragdoll Blaster 3 Review

Review Backflip Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Ragdoll Blaster 3 Review

If you can't beat'em, join'em - it seems to be a rallying cry for many titles of late and so it's no surprise to see Ragdoll Blaster 3, the latest release in Backflip Studios' flagship games, joining the 'cute and cuddly' revolution. We won't blame them though because the upside is the addition of four new 'ragdolls', each with their own unique skills to add to the game's already fun physics gameplay. One thing the shift from a stylized design to a friendlier 'cute' motif has changed…

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League of Evil 2 Will Bound Athletically Onto the App Store Next Week

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
League of Evil 2 Will Bound Athletically Onto the App Store Next Week

The sequel to pixel-art platformer League of Evil will leap onto the App Store on 15th February. Anyone even vaguely familiar with the original game will notice that League of Evil 2 boasts a radically different art style from the original. The pixel-art stylings of League of Evil have been cast aside in favour of hand-drawn animations designed by Bulletproof Outlaws. Hopefully, the first game's tight platforming, challenging gameplay, and ultra-responsive controls will make it across to this sequel intact, for League of Evil is something of an AppSpy favourite. The game earned a perfect 5/5 score in our glowing review, and appeared on our list of the Top 10 iPhone games of 2011. League…


Dungeon Crawlers Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Dungeon Crawlers Review

If you want to be taken seriously in the high risk, high reward profession of dungeon crawling, you're gonna have to have a unique skill to offer towards a group. That way when the turn based fighting breaks out, you're not only useful to the group, but indispensable as the battle continues along. You start off Dungeon Crawlers with three such out of work dungeon crawlers; a warrior, a mage, and a cleric. An innkeeper tasks you with clearing out his basement and from their its onward t…

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Hello Copter Review

Review Sarcastic Hedgehog Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Hello Copter Review

Game association can be an interesting thing. Playing Hello Copter invokes images of the old PC game Lander (or Lunar Lander as it was sometimes known). Those who have played Lander and are watching this video review are probably wondering what we're on about. It all comes down to the controls. This is your standard control scheme of touch to go higher and release to drop down. So many games use this that it's become rather commonplace. Where Hello Copter differs is adding a large amo…

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Top 3 iPhone Games for January 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Top 3 iPhone Games for January 2012

After the big release month of November and the surprisingly full-featured month of December, January was always going to feel like a slump no matter how good its releases were. Thankfully not every developer or publisher was afraid of this stigma and as a result iOS gamers were treated to some really fun games that helped to smooth things out. Starting as of this year we'll be dropping the numbered order of these top releases. The reasoning for this is that they all essentially represent the best of what's on offer, meaning any order given to them is purely personal preference. To offset this I'll be choosing one of the three games as my personal favorite - this will give you an…


Update on AppSpy's Servers

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Update on AppSpy's Servers

For a while now the AppSpy site has been gradually suffering from performance issues, mostly due to an increase in traffic and volume of information that requires processing by our back-end. As such our techies have been working hard at keeping things afloat, but obviously it wasn't enough. Thankfully I have some great news to report as our servers will be migrating to something with a lot more grunt - more space and more bandwidth - which means a MUCH faster site for you, our readers. We apologize for all the hassles in reaching the site of late - it's not the ideal situation to be in and we're hoping to make up for it in the coming year with all new features. Thankyou again for your pat…


Triple Town Review

Review Spry Fox, LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Triple Town Review

Additional Note From Dave - At the moment we currently don't have a system that provides reviewer based recommendations or thumbs up. Despite this, Triple Town has been considered a personal thumbs up from Dave Flodine, so take that as you will ;) Creating a truly addictive game is quite the balancing act. For starters, it has to be easy to pick up and play. After that, every move a player makes has to pour out possibilities, plus the need to make the next move, and the move after tha…

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Off the Leash Review

Review Big Pixel Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Off the Leash Review

I've never really held to the belief that you're either a dog or a cat person - for one I love the heck out of both dogs and cats and just about anything else that's super cute. So it's always good news when Big Pixel Studios, the developers behind games such as Meow Meow Happy Fight and Land-a Panda, drop something new on the App Store. Off The Leash places you in control of a dog who is attempting to break out of a city that has just banned canines and you only have a limited amount…

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Running Fred Review

Review Dedalord S.R.L. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Running Fred Review

Being on the front lines of App releases can make it hard to know what is currently sweeping up the market and as such I was surprised to find out that Temple Run had recently exploded. This is good news for Dedalord, the developer of the 'Fred' series as they explore the endless running option, albeit with far more tricks, traps and areas to master. The eternally unlucky Fred has found himself cursed to die at the hands of the Grim Reaper and to top things off, in his rush to escape,…

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