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Mega Run - Redford's Adventure Review

Review Get Set Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Mega Run - Redford's Adventure Review

Eventually there comes a time when a gamer automatically hesitates approaching a free-to-play game on the App Store, if only because they've been burned so many times in the past; be it for poor gameplay; outrageous IAP; or obtrusive advertising. But amongst the ever-increasing pile is the kind of rare game that flips the table and says, "If we make a good game, then they'll pay us." 'Mega Run - Redford's Adventure' by Get Set Games is a classic platformer in a way that few similar ti…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 1 June 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 1 June 2012

For those who missed out on the messages on our Twitter and YouTube channel, there was a bit of a scare at the office yesterday as our main work PC developed a rather nasty bug. Thankfully everything was recovered and we're back in business today, so lets hop in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 1st of June, 2012. Squids Wild West - Launching this SummerSquids is a hard game to describe - part physics puzzler, part turn-based tactical shooter, and part RPG, it ticks all of the boxes to make it fun and seriously addictive. Oh and did I mention there's plenty of hats? The upcoming sequel 'Squids Wild West' is shootin' to release this Summer and those who own the original can downlo…


Extreme Skater Review

Review Miniclip.com By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Extreme Skater Review

I guess there comes a point in any skateboarder's life when all the skate parks, half pipes, ramps, and grind rails just don't shine with the challenge of excitement that once was. One lucky skater was in the forest when a crystallized meteor crashed, not only giving him super powers, but converting the landscape into the extreme skate park of his dreams. Welcome to Extreme Skater. Each level is an obstacle course that ends with your skater reaching a chunk of crystal. The game starts…

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Virtua Tennis Challenge Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Virtua Tennis Challenge Review

Unlike so many who fondly remember Virtua Tennis from its heyday on the Dreamcast, I recall many a shiny dollar being pumped in to the machine at the local Arcade (or if I was lucky, a bunch of free plays during a lock-in night). Combining both the complexity of athletic Tennis and the simplicity of Arcade controls, it was a smash hit. Now on the iOS it has a chance to ensnare even more people, but as you'd expect it's not an entirely smooth ride. Despite the minimum fourth-gen iDevic…

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Men in Black 3 Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Men in Black 3 Review

Let it not be said that all 'freemium' titles are bad - sure they have their huge flaws, but time enjoyed is time well spent. With that said, time wasted is time not enjoyed and definitely not well spent and this is where the genre comes in to contention: If you lack the motivation, then what are you playing for? Men in Black 3 slides uncomfortably in to this second problematic kind of thinking, albeit  presenting all the visual polish and flair Gameloft can muster, but it's not e…

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Air Mail™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Air Mail™ Review

If there's one thing the iOS platform does well it's casual games - this doesn't mean they're necessarily easy, but they strip away complexities until a simple, elegant core remains and pair it with gorgeous and almost timeless visuals. Air Mail by N-Fusion Interactive and Chillingo is just such a game, allowing players to literally dive right in to the role of a pilot and stripping away the usual violent role for one that focuses on the joy and freedom of flying. Taking its cues from…

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Golf Squared Review

Review Dynamo Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Golf Squared Review

There are two types of golf games on the iPhone, and it's not as simple as breaking them up into simulation and arcade virtual golf experiences. Most golf games are in 3D, and colorful characters and crazy power-ups aside, they represent a somewhat accurate portrayal of playing the sport. Another type of game has arisen on mobile devices however, and Golf Squared is the latest of these 2D side-scrolling golf experiences, which eschew the finer details of the game for odd level design a…

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Defender Chronicles II: Heroes of Athelia Review

Review Gimka Entertainment, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Defender Chronicles II: Heroes of Athelia Review

The first Defender Chronicles was rated quite highly by us here at AppSpy, and with good reason. When Tower Defense games were all the rage on the iPhone, it approached the genre with its own spin on things, which included vertical combat, designated build areas, upgradable heroes, and a whole host of additional game modes. This meant fans had enough content to keep them happy for a very long time. Years later now, the sequel is upon us. With a fresh coat of paint and more hero customi…

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Bee Leader Review

Review Flightless By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bee Leader Review

Being a bee is not as glamorous as one might imagine. Sure there's the honey and flying around everywhere, but surprisingly a small insect has a lot of enemies that try to impede its progress in the hunt for nectar. Luckily bees can work as a team. You just have to find your little buddies first. Bee Leader is a day in the life of a bee. From sunrise to sunset, you buzz around a spherical world trying to collect all the nectar you can to fill up your hive's quota and get the highest s…

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Wingsuit Stickman Review

Review Robert Szeleney By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Wingsuit Stickman Review

What is so inherently entertaining about ragdoll stickmen? Whether it be in choreographed martial arts animations or the plethora of iPhone games involving them, watching these abstract representations of ourselves flail around unceremoniously is always worth a chuckle. In Wingsuit Stickman, our lined protagonist takes flight, and it's up to the player to guide them around oh so many dangerous obstacles, to plummet right into the finish bag. Control of the stickman is handled via tilt…

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Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Pipes Review

Review Aidem Media By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Pipes Review

Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Pipes is certainly an odd title for a game. The setting falls along the same lines. Moles, an engineer on a royal flying vessel unwittingly crashes the majestic airship and now through his engineering prowess has to remodel all the pipes to fix his mistake. Pipes plays like a new spin on the classic Pipe Dream formula, only without the fear of the ever-present encroaching goo hurrying you along. No, each level here is part puzzle, part high…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 25 May 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 25 May 2012

It's Friday the 25th of May and you're here for one reason and one reason alone - to hear my sexy sultry voice as I bring you the News Wrap-Up for this week. So lets hop to it! Fruit Ninja - Celebrating 2 Years In StyleFruit Ninja may be collecting dust on the virtual shelves for some and for new iOS device owners it may still be one of their favorites - in either case, the latest update to Fruit Ninja is a huge one, featuring collectable currency that can go towards new power-ups from Gutsu and Truffles, two new characters in the game's expanding world. Better still if you don't own the game you could be lucky enough to score one for free - head to the anniversary website (link d…


Pastry Panic Review

Review Kevin Drew By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Pastry Panic Review

[Pastry Panic was featured as the Mini-Review for the Friday Wrap-Up on the 25th of May, 2012.] Short, sweet and addictive - these are all words you could use to describe various kinds of pastries. These adjectives are similarly applicable to Underground Pixel's cute time-waster Pastry Panic. Featuring two gameplay modes, 'Mad Dash' and 'Toungue Tied', your main objective is to eat and thereby prevent various metal objects from passing across the screen on conveyor belts. In the first…

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Airport Scanner Review

Review Kedlin Company By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Airport Scanner Review

Airport security get a bad rap. With the cost of airfare, and the stress of airports, the last thing people want is to wait in a long queue to have their belongings man-handled and their privacy violated. Still, there are those who wish to sneak dangerous things passed the x-ray sensors, and now through the fun of your iPhone and Airport Scanner, you can catch these hooligans out and bring them to justice. Security has to be balanced with efficiency however. For each plane of passenge…

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Tiny Plane™ Review

Review Mathieu Roy By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Tiny Plane™ Review

Somewhere along the way games of the 'endless' variety started the lose their way, opting to focus on short, repetitive runs that often feature missions to offset the lack of actual gameplay and, at times, luck required to advance. Tiny Plane by PowPowGames and Chillingo harkens back to a simpler time when endless games played fair by quickly adjusting its challenge to the individual player. Whether you're collecting fruit or coins, in Tiny Plane your objective is to not run out of fu…

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