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Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

Vizati, the mind-bending rotational puzzler from Different Pixel, is free to download for a limited time. The game has you using touchscreen gestures to rotate, flip, and shake a magical cube in order to connect coloured blocks. These are the 'Vizati' you were wondering about, I imagine. There are two modes on offer - Arcade and Story. While Arcade offers a pure puzzling experience without any distractions, Story mode introduces a narrative accompanied by some rather charming hand-drawn art. With exactly 100 levels to test your brainbox, and Game Center support to compare your scores, Vizati gives you plenty of puzzling bang for your buck. Or, for the time being, plenty of bang for no b…


Hero Academy Review

Review Robot Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hero Academy Review

If you've spent any time gaming on the PC or even major consoles it's hard not to have come across Orcs Must Die, Robot Entertainment's third-person take on tower defense gameplay. Now iOS gamers can experience a taste of the developer's whimsical sense of fun thanks to their free-to-download tactical title, Hero Academy. Part card game, part turn-based strategy, players pit themselves against opponents from around the world in asynchronous matches. As such you can take part in multip…

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Super Crate Box Updated With New Unlockable Characters

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Super Crate Box Updated With New Unlockable Characters

Super Crate Box, the manic indie platformer which we gave a solid 4/5 to in our review, has finally received the update which was promised for it last week. The update was submitted to Apple by developers Vlambeer once the game's playerbase had collected a total of five million crates. The "5,000,000 crates update", as Vlambeer are calling it, adds five new characters for you to unlock, including familiar faces from popular indie games and iOS titles. You can also now select which character you want to play as from the game's Stats menu. Vlambeer have also made some tweaks to the controls: Jump & Shoot is now possible, and the option to switch the A and B buttons around has been adde…


Street Wrestler Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Street Wrestler Review

Well this is awkward - after failing to excite on the XBLA, Lucha Fury by Punchers Impact promptly disappeared from the gaming consciousness and now, a little over six months later, Chillingo and Candybox Studios have snuck the game on to the App Store under the rather generic name of Street Wrestler. Unfortunately, despite taking the time to spruce up certain aspects of the game, much of what made the original so unpalatable as a side-scrolling beat'em-up has survived the trip, making…

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iDamaged Review

Review Nils Widmer By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
iDamaged Review

There are titles that are near and dear to my heart thanks to the role they played while growing up in shaping my love of playing video games. Psygnosis' release of the unique and very brutal shooter 'Walker' is amongst these, thanks in part to its clever control scheme, detailed pixel-art and sharp audio design. iDamaged takes a stab at recreating this classic for the modern iOS gamer, but aside from the visual overhaul it's a long way off the mark. One change fans of Walker may be a…

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Tiny Tower Attracts 1 Million Daily Active Users On iOS

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Tiny Tower Attracts 1 Million Daily Active Users On iOS

Tiny Tower now attracts over 1 million daily active users each day, who tot up more than 10 million play sessions each day, according to the game's developers NimbleBit. This freemium title, which tasks players with micromanaging an ever-expanding tower of residents and businesses, has proven a hit with reviewers and customers alike. We here at AppSpy awarded the title a noteworthy 4/5, while Apple even named it their iPhone game of 2011 in the US. These activity figures, which came from a tweet by NimbleBit co-founder Ian Marsh, show that the 1 million daily active users of Tiny Tower load the game up on average ten times per day. Impressive stuff. If you're looking for a brand-new com…


Seal Force Review

Seal Force Review

So who else always thinks of Steven Seagal with a black nose and flippers every time they hear the term Navy Seal? No one? Ah well. Seal Force is a highly trained amphibious unit tasked with stopping the evil mastermind Krillian from polluting the oceans. What's more, they launch their missions out of the mouth of a sperm whale. How's that for advanced? As the game begins, you think you're going to get an animated TV show version of Jetpack Joyride, and you'd be right in spirit. This…

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Pocket League Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Pocket League Story Review

Here we are again - a new month rolls by and iOS gamers have themselves a new Kairosoft game to obssess over. This time around the management game specialist has taken aim at the world of sports, following up on their excellent racer Grand Prix Story with a football based title, Pocket League Story. Those interested in the world of football will immediately point out that such a title is neither new, nor exactly lacking in variety, with fans being able to play games that either focus…

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Developers Of Acclaimed Cave Story Make App Store Debut With Azarashi

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Developers Of Acclaimed Cave Story Make App Store Debut With Azarashi

Studio Pixel, the developers behind the acclaimed freeware PC adventure game Cave Story, have made their App Store debut with the release of Azarashi. This curious title challenges your reflexes as you work to prevent seal keychains from dropping off the screen. But, if you try to stop them too soon, "bad things will happen!" Perhaps 'curious' isn't a strong enough word, actually... Azarashi may be a rather simplistic title when compared to Cave Story's sprawling 2D adventure, but it looks set to deliver accessible and high score-chasing gameplay, which is apparently "fun and safe for the whole family". Always good to know. Azarashi is available to download now from the App Store, and…


Lunar Racer Review

Review Noodlecake Studios Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Lunar Racer Review

When Noodlecake Studios first told us that their next project was like a mash-up between Tiny Wings and Mario Kart, I have to say I was equally worried and excited about it. Excited because it's a genius little concept and worried because there's a fine line that must be tread by all 'Kart' games to remain fun no matter where you end up at the finish line. While Lunar Racer manages to pull off the basic concept with ease, a combination of control and content woes brings the game short…

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Super Crate Box Review

Review Vlambeer By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Super Crate Box Review

Too often gamers bring down the mighty wrath of the collective community down upon a game for being a 'clone'. While sometimes justified (especially if artistic theft is involved), more often than not gamers are simply witnessing the natural progression of any new idea to mass production and eventual refinement in to a genre. Super Crate Box by Vlambeer and Halfbot is arguably the progenitor of its particular flavor and style of arcade action-platforming, but with competitors already m…

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Update Promised To Super Crate Box Once Community Collects 5 Million Crates

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Update Promised To Super Crate Box Once Community Collects 5 Million Crates

Vlambeer's PC freeware hit Super Crate Box has finally been released for the iPhone, bringing its acclaimed mixture of frantic platforming and crate collection to mobiles for the first time. The game has you frantically jumping around a 2D single-screen arena, eliminating enemies as you go, in an effort to grab as many crates as possible. For each crate you collect, you earn a point and your weapon is randomly swapped for another from the game's over-the-top arsenal. Vlambeer, the indie developers behind the game, have said that as soon as the Super Crate Box userbase has collected a total of five million crates, it'll "get an update of the game ready to roll out". At the time of writing…


Terra Noctis Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Terra Noctis Review

In the world of nightmares, where the most vile and horrific apparitions that our imaginations can concoct reside, you play the role of... Allen. Hey, not every nightmare can be terrifying, and that's exactly what Allen's problem is. His teacher is fed up with him for not being at all scary, and so while looking through the library, Allen finds a book that says anyone who eats the heart of this creature deep in the forest will become utterly terrifying. We've got ourselves a quest here…

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Bloons 2 Review

Review Ninja Kiwi By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bloons 2 Review

Everyone remember Bloons? No, not the popular tower defense game, the other one. You know, the monkey who uses darts to pop a series of balloons for no discernible reason? Well, it's been over two years and that game has finally gotten a sequel. For those of you who have been waiting for more primate popping pandemonium, let us tell you what the sequel has in store. Players of the original should feel quite at home, and new players should realize that the first title had such shortcom…

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Kairosoft’s Pocket League Story Brings Zany Soccer Management To iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Kairosoft’s Pocket League Story Brings Zany Soccer Management To iPhone

Kairosoft have brought yet another one of their ultra-addictive management titles to the iPhone, with Pocket League Story available to download now from the App Store. Pocket League Story has you managing a soccer team as you pass, shoot, and tackle your way to the top of the league. So, you're in charge of recruiting and training players for your squad, as well as deciding tactics when matchday rolls around. Kairosoft's past form on the iPhone is excellent - we here at App Spy awarded Venture Towns 4/5, while Hot Springs Story managed to snag a coveted 5/5. Pocket League Story is available to download now, and if you dribble your way to the App Store, it can be yours for $2.99.…