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Angry Birds Star Wars hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 11 months ago
Angry Birds Star Wars hits the App Store

Rovio's space faring spin off should be in an App Store near you right now, bringing with it plenty of Star Wars flavoured, physics fuelled fun. Starring birdified versions of your favourite Star Wars characters, the game follows the basic Angry Birds template, but throws in some new twists as well. You can cut things with lightsabres, blast them with labers, or crush them with the force. Following the plot of the classic films, the game mixes Angry Birds and Angry Birds Space to great effect. You can buy the game now for just $0.99, and we've embedded the final trailer below so you can see how the two universes blend together.…


FAA's Free App of the Day – Cover Orange

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day – Cover Orange

With so many auto-runners out of late, I'm sure your brain could use a bit of a stretch, so we're happy to be working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight Cover Orange, a great free app for you to check out. "In this excellent physics-puzzler, you protect lovely little oranges from nasty acid rain by building makeshift forts from wheels, wooden beams, and other objects.There are a whopping 380 different levels waiting for you inside this app, and plenty of Game Center-powered achievements to unlock.Cover Orange has been updated to support the iPhone 5's 4-inch display, by the way." Check out our review of the game here: Cover Orange Trailer:…


iBomber Attack Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
iBomber Attack Review

The previous iBomber game was a rather standard Tower Defence affair. Not wanting to rest on their laurels it seems, developers Cobra Mobile have switched genres to deliver a top down tank driving, enemy shooting, and vehicle exploding experience. The question is how long is driving around war-torn maps destroying everything in sight enjoyable, and the answer to that question really rests on the player. Let's explore further. Each mission has a series of primary and secondary objectiv…

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Smartglass turns up on iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 11 months ago
Smartglass turns up on iOS

Smartglass, Microsoft's attempt to bring second screen functionality to the Xbox 360 has finally landed on the App Store, a couple of weeks after it made it to Android devices. While it may have taken a while. it looks like the iOS version of the app brings with it everything that makes the Android one so interesting. Not only can you play around with your avatar, you can hook your device up to your console and have it fed information about the compatible game you're playing or the movie you're watching. It's certainly an interesting idea, and while there's not much cross-content available at the moment, but hopefully more intuitive and innovative uses for the app will spring forth in d…


Totem Runner Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Totem Runner Review

Credit where due, Totem Runner by Yagoda Productions and Chillingo isn't just a beautiful game, it's a beautiful concept too. Despite joining the throng of auto-runners already available, the primarily passive play style, combined with tightly designed stages, make it a refreshing casual distraction. We're jumping ahead though, so lets get back to basics. You play as a mystic (with distinctly Mayan overtones) who is braving the darkness sweeping the world. By harnessing the power of l…

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Top 3 iOS Games for October 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for October 2012

For many, October means little more than 'the month before the AAA titles release'. While this is certainly true for most other platforms, the App Store is still churning out title after title, with many proving to be extremely entertaining (if not downright insanely addictive). So lets check out the month that was with AppSpy's Top 3 iOS Games for October, 2012. Girls Like Robots (Adult Swim Popcannibal) $2.99 Univ.I've learned many things from Girls Like Robots by Popcannibal and Adult Swim; for instance girls apparently love robots, while robots don't mind girls, but hate being trapped by them... OK maybe that's the only thing that really stands out, but darn it there's so much…


App Wrap Up (Tuesday Edition, 6th November 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
App Wrap Up (Tuesday Edition, 6th November 2012)

Hey Hey Appspy readers! It's Dave here with another installment of the App Wrap Up! Tuesday the 6th is sure a big day. Oh yes there's that important election going on over in the United States of America (whereever that is), but over here in Australia, not only is it the Melborne cup horse race, but the lotto is up to one hundred million dollars tonight. Guess who didn't buy a ticket? This guy. As always we want to stress that we're just posting the trailers of games that look interesting that we don't have time to review, and all our impressions are based on these trailers. If you have played these games, or decide to based on what you see here, please let us know in the comments. Let's ge…


Karateka heading to iOS devices this month

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 11 months ago
Karateka heading to iOS devices this month

Jordan Mechner might be best known for his work on Prince of Persia, but the legendary game creator has a pretty impressive and varied back catalogue as well. We've already seen an iOS version of his point and click adventure The Last Express, and now we're being treated to an updated edition of his classic beat 'em up Karateka. While the screens on show here are from the home console version, it's likely that the iOS port is going to do just as much justice to the redesigned fighter as its home based brethren. Described as a "rhythm based story-fighter" in the press release, Karateka is an update rather than a straight remake, but still sees you battling foes in an attempt to free your…


Atari Outlaw™ Review

Review Atari By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Atari Outlaw™ Review

Atari sure now how to hold on to an idea. Outlaw has been kicking around since 1976 and while the original was more of a reaction tester, the iOS update has kept things simple by returning to the classic gallery shooter genre. Enemies slide on in to position, either from the side or from behind some cover, and slowly take aim before firing volleys of shots at you until you either keel over or shoot them down. As fast as your six-shooter may be you'll need to move up to higher caliber…

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QI's top 10 iPhone Games for October 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for October 2012

October has come and gone, so now it's time to look over the past month and see what the Quality Index has to say about what the top games were. 1. Punch Quest2. Need for Speed: Most Wanted3. Fighting Fantasy: Blood of the Zombies4. Letterpress - Word Game5. On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 36. Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? HD7. Catch-228. Bad Piggies9. Devil's Attorney10. The Last Express Now our own Top 3 of the month has yet to come out, but October was full of amazing releases, and I'm positive you'll see most of the same titles pop up when Andrew finally gets around to recording and uploading it (zing!). On a personal note, it's great to see Catch-22 there, as I still find mysel…


Untitled Space Game

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Untitled Space Game

Now the game in question isn't coming out till early 2013, but at their website (link at the bottom of this article), they have a submission system to name their game. Not a bad way to generate some buzz if you ask me. What you need to know you can find in the trailer. It's a twin stick shooter where you control a.... thing, and the level design looks like it might present some intriguing and intense scenarios. [Untitled Game Website]…


Green Rage Review

Review Paralline By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Green Rage Review

Green Rage by Paralline exists in that horrible stasis of gaming where poor gameplay mixes with brilliant presentation. All you're tasked with is to guide an alien, beset at all sides by dangers as he searches for his lost companions, but these challenges will prove overwhelming time and time again. This is thanks, in no small part, to the controls feeling entirely insufficient for the task at hand. A virtual stick allows you to move (very slowly) throughout the stage, while three but…

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Touchy turns your iOS device into a flash game controller

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 11 months ago
Touchy turns your iOS device into a flash game controller

If you've ever sat playing a browser game, quietly wishing you had something better than the arrow keys on your computer to play it, your prayers have been answered. Touchy, from browser and smartphone developer Nitrome, turns your iOS device into a controller for a variety of different Nitrome games, and getting started is as simple as downloading the free app and logging on to the Nitrome website. This is a lot more than just a set of on-screen buttons though. The controller app performs differently depending on the game you select, with tailored control schemes for each of the 9 different games that are currently available. With more titles set to be announced in the not too distant fu…


Need for Speed™ Most Wanted Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Need for Speed™ Most Wanted Review

If Electronic Arts is demonstrating anything with Need for Speed Most Wanted for the iOS platform, it's an interest in stripping back their racers to the core experience. For some this may be an absolute boon - mobile platforms are often used in short bursts, so things like a story and too many fiddly customizations are simply a distraction compared to the main feast of burning rubber down city and country roads alike. Unfortunately Most Wanted goes even further than that and instead…

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It Says What it is

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
It Says What it is

Chip Chain is a new iPhone puzzle game that is being released on November 8th. You place down poker chips, and you arrange them in chains for maximum points. Sound simple enough? It may be. It also looks like it could be pretty addictive. Check out the trailer. The game will be a free app with in-app purchases revolving around gems as the game's currency. Let's hope they get the balance right!…