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Polymer Review

Polymer Review

There's one form of puzzle that has always managed to stump me. Not because it's particularly difficult, but because I always find myself needing to re-learn all of the basics to make any progress. I am, of course, referring to the sliding-puzzle. With this in mind, despite its reliance on sliding-puzzle mechanics, I find myself stabbing retry again and again in Whitaker Blackall's colorful puzzler, Polymer. The premise is as simple as it gets: slide various open-ended shapes around…

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Inotia 4 Review

Review Com2uS USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Inotia 4 Review

As it is, and so shall it always be, given the fullness of time, yet another sequel to a somewhat popular KRPG series makes its way on to the App Store. Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel by Com2us is the next on the chopping block, and it seemingly fails to learn from the past, instead seeking to exploit its free-to-play status. You are once again in the control of a teenager keen to prove himself (in this case as the 'virtuoso' of the Shadow Tribe) and you're thrown in to a 'whirlwind' st…

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Star Wars Pit Droids Is Now Free To Download

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Star Wars Pit Droids Is Now Free To Download

Pod-racing puzzler Star Wars Pit Droids has been updated with 20 new levels and is currently free to download. This game tasks you with guiding accident-prone pit droids to their destinations by laying out arrows for the directionless droids to follow. In this title, which plays out like a colour-coded version of Chu Chu Rocket, you'll have to direct yellow droids with yellow arrows pointing to the yellow exit, blue droids with blue arrows to the blue exit, and red... oh you get the picture. Movie tie-ins are reliably terrible, so it's rather surprising, then, that this is actually a smart puzzler, with a simple premise that quickly becomes fiendishly complex. A worthy AppSpy 4/5, in oth…


LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review

Review Warner Bros. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review

It may have taken some time, but the LEGO Harry Potter series finally comes to a close on the iOS platform with the release of Years 5-7. The first release managed to do a neat job of packaging the hand-held version for a touch interface, but it seems to struggle at times with the somewhat more complex sequel, bringing things down a notch. Most notably, Years 5-7 covers the rather action-packed period of the Harry Potter novels, which means plenty of wave-wanding and spell-slinging. M…

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My Little Hero Review

Review NCSOFT By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
My Little Hero Review

I freely admit that as a child I had a stuffed toy that I brought to bed and while I knew he couldn't talk or interact with me, I liked to pretend he could at least understand me. The idea of loosing him would have been horrible, probably more so if it was the fabled Boogeyman that did it, so its no surprise to see the diminutive hero of My Little Hero braving the wilds to get him back. The game is simple to pick up and play, sporting a basic virtual stick and button setup to move aro…

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Saving Private Sheep 2 Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Saving Private Sheep 2 Review

Wolves eat sheep. Everybody knows this, but did you know that a well placed porcupine will cause a wolf to cough that sheep right back up no worse for wear? A sheepish general observed by luck this phenomenon and now armed with this knowledge, a platoon of sheep soldiers, slingshots, and a load of porcupines dedicated to the cause, it's time to wage war on the wolves and rescue as many wooly brethren as possible. In the vein of Angry Birds and the countless other games in the physics…

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Robbery Bob Sneaks Onto New Zealand App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Robbery Bob Sneaks Onto New Zealand App Store

Chillingo's Robbery Bob has infiltrated the New Zealand App Store, meaning that this criminal caper should sneak onto UK and US App Stores at midnight tonight. Cast as the titular thief, you must sneak and steal your way through an entire town, collecting swag and evading capture by local law enforcement. With a top-down view of the action, you'll tiptoe your way through suburban homes, scale up apartments, and even research laboratories on the hunt for valuables. Later on, you'll have to deal with patrolling security and pesky pooches, too. With vivid visuals, exaggerated animations, and a streak of humour running throughout, Robbery Bob looks well worth a play - although you may have to…


Wacoon Jump! - Super Land Platformer Review

Review Yannick Berthier By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Wacoon Jump! - Super Land Platformer Review

The heyday of the platformer was the 16-bit era of the early 90s. At this time many games tried to emulate the success of those on top of the genre, but few really came close to understanding what made the Marios and Sonics work so well. Lately on the iPhone we've seen a small resurgence of the 2d platformer, and Wawa Land is the latest entry. What we have here is a game that has a lot of great ideas wrapped in good presentation. Why are these good ideas you ask? Well because most of t…

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Alien Gardening Sim Waking Mars Has Its Price Pruned

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Alien Gardening Sim Waking Mars Has Its Price Pruned

Waking Mars, the extraterrestrial gardening sim from Tiger Style, has had its price pruned from $4.99 to $2.99. The game sees you restoring life to the red planet as you cultivate vegetation in Mars's underground cave networks. These tunnels play host to a vast interconnected ecosystem of alien flora, and in a bid to escape after a cave in leaves you trapped you'll have to study this extraterrestrial ecology. We adored Waking Mars and its curious mixture of platforming and botany. In our 5/5 AppSpy review, we described the game simply as "a must have for all iOS gamers". Waking Mars is currently available for $2.99. With its price at an all-time low, now's the time to exercise your green…


Escape from Age of Monsters Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Escape from Age of Monsters Review

'Escape from' is Ayopa Games and Massive Joe Studios latest addition to the 'Age of Monsters' franchise - a series that started off with a free Rock, Paper, Scissors game that introduced us to the world. Gizzard has been chosen by gauntlets infused with power enough to destroy the monsters rampaging around the city, but first he'll need to escape with children in-tow. The first thing that stands out about Escape is its presentation - on the latest iOS devices the game looks absolutely…

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Ballistic SE Review

Review Radiangames By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Ballistic SE Review

Radiangames last made an impression on us at AppSpy a little over a month ago with the simple, but thoroughly impressive 'twin stick' title, Fireball Special Edition. Its focus on passive-aggressive play made it a true test of skill as you balanced great rewards with great risk. The developer's latest release, Ballistic Special Edition is far more traditional in its design, sticking to the twin-stick formula, albeit with a few twists. For those familiar with Fireball, the game will be…

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Ion Racer Review

Review MindJolt By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Ion Racer Review

Perhaps it's an unfair expectation, but upon hearing the title, we expected a sub-atomic racer where electrons and protons sped past each other, the winners gaining atomic and molecular supremacy. What we have is a free to play Wipeout-esque hover racer that plays out like an endless runner on an extended track to nowhere. With some manipulation of time and plenty of upgrades, lets see how this handles as a game. Control is standard iPhone racer fare. Tilting turns you left and right…

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Cubis Creatures Review

Review FreshGames, LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Cubis Creatures Review

While playing a trick on your furry friends, a spell was cast that put them all to sleep. How in the world can you wake someone up under a magic sleep spell (aside from smooching of course)? Well one way might be to complete level upon level of colored block busting action. And where does this block puzzler take place you ask? Why inside of the open mouths of our hapless sleeping victims of course. Sanitary Cubis Creatures is a variation on the match three block puzzle phenomenon. Tow…

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Worms Crazy Golf Available Now At A Discounted Price

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 2 months ago
Worms Crazy Golf Available Now At A Discounted Price

Team17's carefully measured blend of invertebrate slaughter and golf Worms Crazy Golf is available at the discount price of 99c. This arcade golf game has you driving for par in the colourful 2D world of Worms, avoiding exploding gardeners as you pitch onto the green. We were surprised by just how well the classic Worms mechanics translate to the world of golf, and relieved to see that the series's trademark humour (and explosions) had made the transition intact. As such, we awarded Worms Crazy Golf a mighty fine 4/5 in our AppSpy review. That's equivalent to an eagle. Or a birdie. Or something. Worms Crazy Golf is usually priced at $2.99, and there's no word on how long this discount wi…


Smash Cops Goes Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Smash Cops Goes Free For A Limited Time

Smash Cops's price has swerved off the road and crashed into a ditch. This over-the-top racing game is currently available from the App Store free of charge for a limited time. Playing out like an episode of World's Wildest Police Videos - sans the inappropriately gleeful presenter -  Smash Cops puts you behind the wheel of a police cruiser and tasks you with hunting down suspects on crowded highways. To take a suspect into custody, all you need do is bash the heck out of his vehicle. Driving into them works just fine, but you can also boost into the perp to send him careening off the road. It suffers from a slight lack of variety, but we got a real kick out of Smash Cops's exaggerat…