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Swipe Magazine Issue 2 Now Out!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Swipe Magazine Issue 2 Now Out!

We here at AppSpy are proud to be part of the Steel Media network, especially when we get to share our thoughts in Swipe Magazine, a digital publication focused on the world of iOS and touch-based gaming. If you own an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, you should definitely pick up a free copy of the first magazine as it's packed full of news, reviews and interactive pieces to keep iOS fans informed. All it costs is a mere $1.99 to pick up the latest issue via In App Purchase, giving you access to all of its wonderful HTML-5 features including the patented (not really) 'swipe-o-rate-o-meter'. Oh and of course there's content from our site to look forward to, which is the real real reason you sh…


App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th October 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th October 2012)

Hey hey folks! It's the end of the week, and even though it's been a little while, it's time for another installment of the App Wrap Up! As always we're gonna have a look at some games that may be interesting based on their trailers. Whether they're worth your time and money, well that's for you to decide! Now let's move onward! Royal Revolt (flaregames GmbH) We've seen the reverse Tower Defence game done before, but this has such a nice art style and what looks to be some interesting upgrades that i think fans of the genre should give it a look. It is a free app, so there could be limitations designed around in-app purchases. The question is whether they hinder enjoyment of the gam…


Friday News Wrap-Up 12 October 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 12 October 2012

We've got reviews flying in left and right thanks to a near complete Internet black-out yesterday, but don't worry, we still have the news of the week covered for you in our Wrap-Up. So lets hop right to it and check out the news that was in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 12th of October, 2012.   Arcane Legends - Building on a legacyThe Legends series from Spacetime Studios has gone through many changes, not the least of which was the recent Dark Legends with its horror-esque touch. Arcane Legends is something else altogether though as it takes the feedback the company has pooled from years of supporting their titles and brings it together in to this upcoming release. There a…


Topia World Builder Review

Topia World Builder Review

[This title was featured as the Mini Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 12th of October, 2012] This isn't so much a game as it is an open-ended toy of sorts. Topia World Builder is a risky release from Crescent Moon Games and Solid 60, but there's method behind the madness. With news of the game appearing around the same time as From Dust on the XBLA, it touted some impressive features, many of which have been realized in this current version. Although mostly a free-play tit…

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Kumo Lumo Review

Kumo Lumo Review

The humble cloud is not often considered a harbinger of war or an avatar of suffering, but in the land of Kumo Lumo you play the almost perpetually smiling angel of death. Wait? No one else got that vibe? You mean it's just a cutesy light-action title with lots of grinding? No matter how you play it, Chillingo and Blitz Games' latest certainly has an interesting concept. The basic gameplay goes a little like this: The world below Kumo can be scrolled along with a swipe. Kumo himself c…

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Gamevil releases Zombie Gunner

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Gamevil releases Zombie Gunner

If slaughtering zombies is your cup of tea, then the App Store is likely a favourite haunt. And Gamevil has just added an extra bag to the urn with Zombie Gunner. The game is a side scrolling, cartoon shooter in a similar vein to Metal Slug, and casts you as Andrew, a civilian with a surprisingly impressive arsenal who's out to rescue his daughter from the stinking clutches of the undead horde. Like most of Gamevil's output, Zombie Gunner is free-to-play, meaning you can pick up the app for nothing, but you'll have to pay for certain items or to boost your coffers of currency. The game is available from the App Store right now, and it's probably worth a go just to see those gorgeous car…


Crazy Taxi Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Crazy Taxi Review

I feel like a powerful force is trying to show us, the lowly gamer, the stark difference between two driving-based games from 1999 and their subsequent re-release on the iOS platform. Where Re-Volt may be the subject of fond memories, its gameplay (though not its level design) was ultimately average. However, Crazy Taxi by SEGA remains just as balls-to-the-wall madcap as ever, placing you in control of an out-of-control taxi driver around a virtual homage of San Francisco. Whether you…

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Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin Review

Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin Review

2012 must be the year of the tentacle (which sounds like a great sequel to the famous Lucasarts adventure game). How else can you explain not one but two highly unique, and successful games based about an octopus’ numerous noodly appendages? Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin, made by Microsoft Studios, out of all unlikely developers is a tale of a lab created abomination named Lemmy, who is swallowed by his creator, the mad scientist Dr. Phluff (who has the head of a dolphin), and has…

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Ivy the Kiwi? makes it to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Ivy the Kiwi? makes it to iOS

Ivy the Kiwi?, Yuji Naka's impressive vine swinging platformer, has finally made its way on to the App Store, bringing with it all of the former head of Sonic Team's design nous and charm. The game is all about guiding a stranded, flightless Kiwi through 50 levels, with the ultimate goal of reuniting her with her mother. Ivy's too young to jump or fly though, so you need to help her by pulling vines down for her to swing on. Highly praised when it first came out on Windows Phone, and when it was released on the Nintendo DS, the game is perfectly at home on touchscreen devices, and is a must buy for anyone with a penchant for platforming fun. Best of all, it's launched at a discounted pr…


I Always Kind Of Suspected it

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
I Always Kind Of Suspected it

Clumsy Cat is a game where as the house feline, you have to break as much stuff as possible. Not being a cat person, this type of action doesn't surprise me in the least. Have a look at the trailer to see what kind of hijinks are in store when the game is released on October 18th…


Zombies just in time for Halloween

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Zombies just in time for Halloween

Yes it's another zombie game, but being released on October 25th right before Halloween at least makes it a zombie game coming out at an appropriate time. It's NY Zombies 2, and it's shaping up to be a half decent first person zombie killing experience judging from the gameplay trailer. At least you get to gun down the undead in a lot of famous New York landmarks.…


How many Double Entendres can you Stuff into a Game Trailer?

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
How many Double Entendres can you Stuff into a Game Trailer?

While the game Hairy Balls is already out, the accompanying trailer is just so full of face-palming innuendos that we had to post it here. It definitly has a lot of character and a confident sense of humour (although your millage may very here). The app is free to download and if you're looking for a new puzzle game, why not give it a try.…


Crazy Taxi skids onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Crazy Taxi skids onto the App Store

Sega's Arcade and Dreamcast classic Crazy Taxi should be making its way to an App Store near you anytime soon, bringing with it the smell of burning rubber and the sound of mid-nineties punk rock. The game, for those of you who haven't played it, is all about delivering fares to their destination before the time runs out, with some point scoring power sliding and insane jumps thrown in for good measure. It's the latest in an increasingly long line of Sega properties that are making their way onto iOS devices. We've already seen a swathe of Sonic games, but there are more Dreamcast classics on the horizon too, so watch this space. Crazy Taxi should set you back around $4.99 once it lands…


Re-Volt Classic Review

Re-Volt Classic Review

Not everything is better the second time around - sure we can point to the many 'Karting' titles of the 90s, including greats like the Micro Machines series, but it's 2012 and you'd hope the formula would have changed by now. Re-Volt was, for its time, a fun and frantic 3D racer with a toy's-eye-view of the world, but with little changed since its release the title feels like it hasn't fared well over time. After picking from the initial set of unlocked vehicles the player is able to…

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Debut Gameplay Trailer for Badland

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Debut Gameplay Trailer for Badland

It's not often that the first visuals of a game can be impressive (after all, it's easy to quickly become jaded when dealing with so many games day in and day out), but after the first few seconds of this gameplay video for the upcoming Frogmind Games release Badland, i sat up and took notice. Let's hope that the gameplay remains as enticing as the atmosphere. As of now, there is no scheduled release date for the game, but we'll let you know when that changes.…