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

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years 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, 2 years 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

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, 2 years 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!…


Eek! (no, not the Cat)

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Eek! (no, not the Cat)

Due out next week on November 6th, Eek! is a game that takes literalism to a whole new level, creating a 'dodge the objects' game using typography. The trailer will explain the concept better. Eek! will cost $0.99 and it looks like it provides solid enough gameplay to allow the unusual art choice to create novelty.…


MonoLoco Review

MonoLoco Review

Monoloco has a pretty funny premise presented through its intro movie if nothing else. So in the zoo, there is this super intelligent simian kept behind glass. For some reason he is extremely annoyed at all the passers by who are nose deep in their mobile phones. Perhaps they should be paying attention to him. He breaks free, and what follows in an endless runner with an attack button, where you have to flee the zoo as well as kick as many people as possible so they will drop their pho…

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Curiosity set to release next week

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Curiosity set to release next week

Peter Molyneux's first post-Microsoft game with 22cans was supposed to have come out in September. Then October. Now, it looks like it's finally been approved by Apple, and will see the light of day on November the 7th. Curiosity: What's Inside the Cube, which is all about chipping away at the outside of a cube, is one of 22 experiments set to be released by the studio that explore the nature of how we play. What's inside the cube remains a secret, a fact which is pretty impressive in this era of spolier filled trailers and leaks of information. So if you want to find out what Peter keeps inside his cube, you're just going to have to grab a pickaxe and start hacking with the rest of us ne…


iCube Review

iCube Review

Have you ever spent time in a games shop or visited a bar or diner where they have those puzzles made of wood, metal, or plastic laying around? Maybe you need to disconnect the rings from each either, maybe you need to get an object around the grooves to the other side, or maybe like in the game iCube, you need to rotate a ball around a maze to its final destination. The funny thing is the controls of iCube sort of give the same tactile pleasure of play that holding one of these puzzl…

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App Wrap Up (Thursday Edition, 1st November 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
App Wrap Up (Thursday Edition, 1st November 2012)

Hey hey everyone. I don't know about you guys but as Summer is fast approaching here in Australia, the heat is getting pretty unbearable for me. Still, it doesn't stop me from giving you another edition of the column you all love so very very much, the App Wrap Up! As always, we're gonna look at some trailers of iPhone games that look potentially interesting, and then give some comments on them based on said trailers. If something looks good to you and you give it a go, all the better! Let's get started! Trauma Ted (Lonely Pin PocketGames) A simple little puzzle platformer about getting an injured cat to his pain medication. The levels are short and sweet, and it looks to involve so…


Nutty Fluffies Rollercoaster Review

Review Ubisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Nutty Fluffies Rollercoaster Review

There's something about the iOS platform and roller-coasters that just seems to 'work'. Be it tilting to keep passengers inside or flicking to avoid animals on a rampage, there's an almost innate reaction to the peril suffered by those locked on the rails that makes you want to save them. RedLynx goes one further and packs their coasters with cute stuffed animals, though it's hard to say whether the squeaking passengers help or hinder in this regard. Still, this isn't the company's fi…

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