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BLAZING STAR Review

Review SNK PLAYMORE By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
BLAZING STAR Review

There are many game systems that while having a decent collection of titles, just never gained widespread market appeal and withered because of this. Luckily thanks to downloadable services, re-releases, remakes, and the App Store, a lot of the best games of these systems can be played by a whole new generation of fans. One such example is the Neo Geo Home System, and the subject of the current review, Blazing Star. Released in 1998, what we have here is a classic side-scrolling shoot…

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You Have an iPad, You have a Gaming Table

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
You Have an iPad, You have a Gaming Table

besides having a delightful title, porTable is an app for the iPad that gives you a table for playing games like cards and dominoes with more games to be added in future updates. Watching the trailer, you see that it has some clever physics, and just playing around with the cards and dominoes could be fun, but the real joy is at the end when you add you own iPhone into the mix for games like Poker. [App Store Link]…


Shellrazer Review

Review Slick Entertainment Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Shellrazer Review

Shellrazer is a classic tale. Boy turtle loves girl turtle. To get to girl turtle, boy turtle has to trek through goblin infested lands. To aid this endeavor, boy turtle is equipped with a gunner, and on his journey stacks on additional help providing offense, defense, and a multitude of upgrades. At least that's what we got out of the few comic book panels that led us into this game of wanton goblin massacre. The game begins with a machine gunner who has two control options, using ei…

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Sometimes a Humorous Trailer is all you Need

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Sometimes a Humorous Trailer is all you Need

Toybox isn't being released till August 23rd, but they have a trailer out to drum up interest for the game. The trailer is... well... have a look for yourself. The game itself which is briefly shown at the end is a combination of a match three title and a shoot em up. If the humour of the trailer is interjected into the game as well, we could have an enjoyable release to look forward to at the end of the month.…


Alien Breed Review

Review Team17 Software Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Alien Breed Review

Sure, Alien Breed by Team17 may have been a bare-faced attempt at re-imagining the Aliens franchise as a top-down shooter, but if you never had a chance to experience the classic on an Amiga, you haven't lived. That last statement may be hyperbolic (just a tad), but players were subjected to claustrophobic corridors, quick-moving aliens that continued to appear seemingly out of nowhere and (best of all) had to deal with severely limited resources. The sense of fear and tension was ahea…

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Raptisoft On Solomon Dark And Its Future

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Raptisoft On Solomon Dark And Its Future

In the past, AppSpy has been very clear about how much it loves Raptisoft's work, be it Solomon's Keep, Boneyard or even quirkier titles like Robot Wants Kitty. As such, the news of an updated and expanded version of Boneyard, dubbed 'Solomon's Dark', has been welcomed with open arms and even snippets such as the following video can't sate our excitement. What makes the news even better is the circumstances under which Raptisoft has been making the game - and indeed all of its games - with one man running the show (albeit with outside help as needed). In a fascinating interview with AppsJP, John Raptis discusses his beginnings in developing for the App Store; why the Solomon serie…


Friday News Wrap-Up 3 August 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 3 August 2012

Friday, Friday, Friday... so close to the weekend, but still full of work. Luckily for you there's lots of juicy news, so lets get crackin' on the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 3rd of August, 2012. Wizorb - Headed to iOSI wouldn't blame you for missing out on the incredibly fun Steam and Xbox Live Indie Games darling 'Wizorb', what with you being so busy with iOS games and all. Don't worry, because Tribute Games are bringing the Arkanoid-like RPG title to the iOS platform - hopefully sooner than later if the screenshots are any indicator. Super Stickman Golf 2 - Announced and near/in 'Alpha' stageHere's a news piece near and dear to my own interests. When Super Stickman Golf by Noo…


JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense Review

Review CJ E&M By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense Review

[This review was featured as the Mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 3rd of August, 2012] If you told me I could pick up a game on the App Store that not only allowed me to play as Batman and Superman, but also involved a chunk of the Justice League and their quirky rogues gallery... then I'd say shut up and take my money. However, pause for a moment before heading the App Store and grabbing JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense. The licensed beat'em-up takes its cues fr…

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Splash !!! Review

Review joseph pinkasfeld By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Splash  !!! Review

As strange as some of the scenarios created for these physics puzzle games are, it's amazing how many of them make the gameplay that follows more bizarre when all they were trying to do was create a context to explain everything going on. In Splash you control a panda riding atop a bubble that can be filled with water. The goal of each stage is to collect the rubber duckies strewn about, and deliver them safely to the wading pool. The reason for all this is that the panda has lost his…

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ORC: Vengeance Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
ORC: Vengeance Review

One advantage of a touch-screen, especially a large one, is the ability to bring to life games that would otherwise require an external device (such as a mouse) simply by exchanging clicks for taps. As such the action-adventure RPG has been an obvious golden-goose for developers, however while many have attempted to capture the same frantic action of games like Diablo, ultimately the goose seems more like a white whale. ORC: Vengeance doesn't quite break the mold for iDevices, but it…

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Agent Dash Review

Review Full Fat By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Agent Dash Review

Full Fat's repertoire of games is full of rebuilt concepts; while we may have seen and loved the archetypes they take their inspiration from, the new spin or polished design makes it worth playing. Agent Dash is no different, taking cues from the long-popular Temple Run series, just don't expect each run to be an epic dash - an agent's job isn't easy and neither is this game. You can expect to be caught out and remain almost unaware of what happened thanks to two features of the game…

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App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 1st August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 1st August 2012)

Well we're in the last month of winter (or summer if you like across hemispheres), and then the big releases start happening in the console and PC space. We're sure to see some heavy hitters in the App Store as well but for now here's another App Wrap Up to tide you over with some games that may be worth a play based on their trailers. Let's take a look! Neon Run 21 (Neon Games LLC) I don't gamble much, but when i do, Blackjack or 21 is my game of choice. This is a puzzle game based around the card game, but it really doesn't seem like too much of a puzzle; you're just playing multiple hands at the same time and need to make each one count by the cards you get. If the cards are set…


Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride

Ok, for those of you who are interested in game design, for those of you who love Jetpack Joyride, or for those of you who have an hour to kill and find the idea of a post mortem discussion on a released game interesting, stop what you're doing right now and click this link. Luke Muscat of Halfbrick Studios talks us through the game's inception to completion all courtesy of the GDC Vault, placing this recording up in their free section. It's an interesting and informative watch if nothing else. Now if you'll excuse me, i shall continue watching this myself.…


Tentacle Wars Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Tentacle Wars Review

Tentacle Wars isn't just content about giving us a fresh take on the real time strategy genre by taking place at the microscopic level, battling against invading cells. No, you also happen to be waging this war inside the body of an alien organism that takes its inspiration from the fever dreams of H.R. Giger. Based on the popular flash game, this mobile version brings a back and forth game of cellular conquest straight to your iPhone and iPad, where positioning and reinforcement are k…

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Button Brigade iPad Review

Review Axis Sivitz By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Button Brigade iPad Review

In an action adventure game, coming across buttons to open up doorways and other passages to make your way around the stage is a regular occurrence. But what of these poor buttons? What do they think of their throw-away existence? Button Brigade answers that question, if only as a side note, thanks to a mechanical snake and a whole host of buttons that can manipulate the laboratory you're trapped in. By tapping on the screen you can achieve one of two things, either moving your 'snake…

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