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Bridge Constructor Review

Bridge Constructor Review

When approaching a genre that is already quite niche and well represented by a few shining titles, it behooves a new entry to bring something new to the table. Bridge Constructor by Headup Games makes its mark by challenging players to make bridges that occasionally feel less than intuitive despite the generally realistic physics applied to them. The first major challenge you'll have to overcome is in the actual construction of the bridges themselves, with anchor points being the only…

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Min: A Space Adventure arriving June 18th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Min: A Space Adventure arriving June 18th

Cwerki Studios is about to release their debut game, Min: A Space Adventure on June 18th, and we here at Appspy would like to tell you a little about it beforehand. You are tasked with travelling to the centre of planets to extract energy from their cores. It's a game of exploration and upgrades. Have a look at the launch trailer. The gameplay starts at about 0:34. As you can see the visuals and music have had a lot of polish put into them, and hopefully exploring these planets is as fun as it looks. With an emphasis on unlocking planets, upgrading, and time trails for leaderboards, the fact that this game will be free on release is a little worrying (as we've seen the freemium s…


Zombie Ace Review

Review Hothead Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Zombie Ace Review

Zombie Ace ticks almost all the right boxes for releasing an instant hit: It's free, it has zombies, and it's packs single-touch controls for the ultimate in accessibility. Hothead Games have crafted their latest release to a fine point for piercing the market, but all of these buzzwords will fall apart if the gameplay doesn't hold up to scratch. As with so many other zombie-related games, the undead, brain-chomping misanthropes are out to infect the populous, but instead of slowly sh…

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Dungeon Village Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Dungeon Village Review

Kairosoft have had a knack not only for creating the most addictive sim games in the app store, but for pumping them out with such frequency, that it's a bit dizzying. Unfortunately this means that a lot of their offerings have become rather stale, taking their established formula and plonking it down in a new scenario, with only minimal tweaks to how the game works. Last month Epic Astro Story revitalized their formula, and now Dungeon Village starts the process of refining their new…

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QI's top 10 iPhone Games for May 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for May 2012

Seeing that we here at Appspy just released our top games of May, it's only fitting to see what other review sites thought of the month's offerings at large. We've used the mouth roundup rankings from Quality Index before as it's an interesting aggregate look at what QI itself, and other review sites felt were the stand out titles. Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of May 2012 1  Zombie Ace (9.4)2  Roman Backgammon (9.4)3  LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias (8.9)4  Air Mail (8.8)5  Shoot The Zombirds (8.7)6  N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (8.6)7  Penny Time (8.5)8  Juggernaut: Rev…


Hands On Preview For Squids Wild West

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Hands On Preview For Squids Wild West

It has been a while since we've had a Hands On Preview, but The Game Bakers have been kind enough to set us up with a preview version of the game and we couldn't help ourselves. As mentioned previously in our News Wrap-Up, Wild West puts the adventuring heroes of the first Squids game in to a psuedo-Western environment, complete with all new characters based around this theme. Two of these characters, Calamary Jane and Cleef are featured in the Preview, and while they may be 'Shooters' just like Clint, the base stats are significantly different, with Cleef even featuring a signature 'double shot' to make up for his significantly weaker attacks. Thanks to the new 'compare' option,…


Pettson's Inventions Review

Review Filimundus AB By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Pettson's Inventions Review

Pettson and Findus are the stars of a series of successful children's books written and illustrated by Swedish author Sven Nordqvist. Pettson is a strange old farmer and Findus is his cat who walks on two legs and wears green-striped pants. In Pettson's Inventions, Findus wants to be able to fly, but they don't have the necessary parts to launch the frisky feline into the wild blue yonder, so Pettson asks the player if they will help find the parts by crafting other inventions to solve…

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Trailer for Bug Princess 2: Black Label Released

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Trailer for Bug Princess 2: Black Label Released

Fans of vertical shooters, and CAVE's previous iPhone and iPad offerings should be delighted to watch this trailer for the upcoming Bug Princess 2: Black Label. Aside from being full of bullets, bullets, and even more bullets, it looks like there's plenty of features that fans of these games should love (the ability to slow down time to recreate the arcade lag effects was a highlight personally). The greatest addition being a boss rush mode, featuring the bosses from this game, and the previous Bug Princess as well, where the player is graded on their performance and ranked online. The app store can always use more high quality action games, so i'm definitely looking forward to g…


This game gives 'button masher' a whole new meaning

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
This game gives 'button masher' a whole new meaning

Button mashers often have a bad reputation in games due to controller wear and the feeling that it's a cheap gimmick used to prolong gameplay because the developer couldn't think of anything more clever. It's rare though that not only would a game make button mashing look interesting, but that it would base its core mechanic around it. The Wunderlich brothers and their company RAWR! Interactive are releasing Count to a Billion, where you have ninety seconds to tap furiously on multiple multiplier pads in order to reach that elusive number. This trailer will explain it better than i could... The game is due for release in July, and should be a unique experience if nothing else. In…


Zombie Tsunami Review

Review Mobigame By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Zombie Tsunami Review

We've talked a lot before about that if you're going to copy the formula of a successful game, you'd best have a firm grasp on what actually makes that game work. That way you have a solid foundation to build on, and hopefully you change enough to make the game your own. Zombie Carnival has high aspirations, trying to replicate the endless runner fun of Jetpack Joyride, and you might be happy to find out that they succeed, wringing some enjoyment out of the market over-saturation of zo…

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Project 83113 Review

Review NCSOFT By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Project 83113 Review

While we most often associate the 'bullet-hell' moniker with shoot'em-ups, platformers have had more than their share of crazy screen-exploding weapons being discharged at the player. When a main character has four arms and nearly infinite ammunition, you can bet things are about to get crazy and Project 83113 by Fabrication Games and NCsoft manages to deliver. You play as 'Belle', the great hope of the 'organics' in their fight against the 'machines'. Simply put, your job is to blow…

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Ichi Review

Review Stolen Couch Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Ichi Review

Often a physics puzzler can be too fiddly with its positioning and line drawing isn't always precise depending on how large your fingers are, but tapping, now there's a control that works without fail. 'ichi' by Stolen Couch Games follows the golden rule of puzzlers - keep it simple, make it challenging. With only a single tap you can change the layout of each of the puzzle-room's elements, either rotating blocks; phasing them in and out of existence; or even creating temporary barrie…

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More info on Forma8

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
More info on Forma8

Having recieved a press release from Mixed Bag studios, we're happy to give you more information on Forma8. Here's the background of the story: "In a distant future, on an alien planet, a small exploration probe called forma.8 has a mission to accomplish: he needs to find something before it's too late. Your mission is vague, the planet is big, you got parted away from your companion by an accidental event, and you just know you have to delve deeper and deeper below the planet surface.  But not everything is like it seems. Ancient civilisations, great perils and dystopian visions await you..." Boasting an intuitive control scheme that plays to the strengths of the platform, th…


E3 Trailer for upcoming physics puzzler, Jumpster

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
E3 Trailer for upcoming physics puzzler, Jumpster

G5 and Vogat are showing off their new physics puzzle game Jumpster this week with a brand new trailer. Take a look for yourself: While it looks to use the same physics flinging formula that so many games have adopted in the wake of the success of Angry Birds, the video showcases not only a vibrant alien world, but interesting mechanics like portals and UFOs. The game is slated for release in July so keep on the lookout for our review.…


Rock(s) Rider Review

Review ECA-Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Rock(s) Rider Review

From time-trial racers to skill-based Trials HD-esque games, the App Store has surprisingly seen it all and in a number of guises. Rock(s) Rider by ECA-Games attempts to consolidate it all in to one title and the end result is a mixed one that doesn't live up to the same expectations of the inspirational games it wears its sleeves. This is no more evident than in the game's artistic presentation, mixing stylish and slick menus, and gorgeous industrial environments with signs that make…

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