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PathPix Joy Review

Review Kris Pixton By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
PathPix Joy Review

Pathpix Joy is the fourth game in the Pathpix series. What is Pathpix you ask? Well we could tell you to go check out our reviews of the original, but we're going to be nice and tell you here. Pathpix is a favorite amongst puzzle games here at AppSpy. Andrew has made his way through the multiple offerings while all these years later, I'm still playing the original. It's elegant, doesn't require too much straining of your brainy lobes, and upon completion of a level, offers not only the…

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Saturday Morning RPG Review

Review Joystick Labs, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Saturday Morning RPG Review

It's easy to feel conflicted about Saturday Morning RPG by Joystick Labs and Mighty Rabbit Studios - in particular, it wears its inspirations on its sleeve and proudly waves a joyous flag in support of all things classically cartoonish from the 80s. While you don't need a first-hand crash-course in pop-culture to enjoy its offerings, without them it's that much harder to ignore its flaws. However, lets start out with the good: the first chapter is entirely free to play - you're at no…

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Epic Astro Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Epic Astro Story Review

Over time, that spark; that special something; that novelty, if you will, of a Kairosoft 'sim' game started to wear off, even despite refinement of the genre from its rough beginnings on the iOS with Game Dev Story. Seeing the same elements again and again brought an ugly sense of deja vu, but Epic Astro Story breaks the cycle, daring to re-purpose ideas we've seen before to create something novel once again. At first the player is greeted, almost like an old friend, to the familiar l…

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Sir Benfro’s Brilliant Balloon Review

Review Explore and Create Limited By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Sir Benfro’s Brilliant Balloon Review

If the art style of Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon were to have any comparison, it would probably be to children's books like 'Where the Wild Things Are' that visually painted an alien world of both wonder and a little foreboding. Sir Benfro is off to explore new places and chart the exotic creatures that inhabit them, and it's up to the player to guide him through his journey safely. Sir Benfro travels by way of firefly filled balloon. Their lights propel him along, but every so ofte…

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Kitten Sanctuary Review

Review Clockwork Pixels By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Kitten Sanctuary Review

The match three genre reached critical mass some time ago and now to keep the format relevant we see the basic mechanics mixed with other genres in order to create new and engaging games. While definitely for the younger players, Kitten Sanctuary succeeds at this by combining the swapping of tiles with virtual pets, and a whole host of them to boot. Aliens have come to Earth and they've catnapped a bunch of kittens on this tropical island. Each level consists of clearing a red area on…

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Battleloot Adventure Review

Review Digital Tales By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Battleloot Adventure Review

What makes games like Diablo 2, Borderlands, and even World of Warcraft so addictive? Sure they all have interesting stories with intriguing characters, but really it's the combat and most importantly the loot that keeps people playing long passed when their interest should have waned. Battleloot Adventures understands this, and even by its name you can tell where the primary focus lies. The king of Kameloot, known for his greed creates a tournament where the city that wins it will not…

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Connectrode Review

Review Deep Plaid Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Connectrode Review

Now recently Connectrode has been in the gaming press because Shay Pierce the developer, was the one team member of OMGPOP who did not accept employment when Zynga recently bought the company, and this game is partially behind his decision. We just wanted you to know why we're reviewing it, but besides this back-story, the rest of the review is going to focus on the game and whether or not it is deserving of a purchase. This is a variation on the match three genre. Well perhaps that's…

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EA's Easter iPhone Sale Kicks Off Today

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
EA's Easter iPhone Sale Kicks Off Today

You can't spell Easter (or four-day weekend, or over-eating) without EA, and the publishing megacorp is celebrating this holiday season in its time-honoured tradition - by discounting loads of games. Among the spring bargains to be had is the recent Mass Effect tie-in, Infiltrator, to which we awarded a solid 4/5 in our review. It's seen its price cut from $6.99 to $4.99. Not bad for a game that's only a month old. There are some AppSpy favourites on offer, too, in EA's sale: Dead Space, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and Real Racing 2 are all tempting propositions given they carry our 5/5 seal of approval. These offers are only valid over the Easter weekend, so why not make time between s…


Bug Princess 2 Review

Review CAVE CO.,LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bug Princess 2 Review

There are shooters and then there are bullet-hell games. Yes, we've said it before, but CAVE's long-running obsession with placing players against impossible odds is well known to iOS gamers now, but even amongst fans there's a game that remains utterly daunting. Bug Princess 2, the 2006 Arcade sequel to the classic original, takes no prisoners thanks to its ridiculously scaling up modes of difficulty. By almost all other accounts, Bug Princess 2 is easy to pick up thanks to its famil…

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Saturday Morning RPG Brings '80s Nostalgia To the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Saturday Morning RPG Brings '80s Nostalgia To the App Store

Saturday Morning RPG, a role-playing game inspired by '80s children's cartoons, has launched in New Zealand, meaning it should hit local App Stores at midnight tonight. The game casts you as Marty Hall, an Everyday Joe who finds himself with magical powers. Unfortunately, before Marty has a chance to exploit his powers for wealth and influence - and let's face it, we all would - he attracts the attention of dastardly villain Commander Hood. It's up to you, then, to control Marty in a series of role-playing episodes that see him battling evil and overdosing on '80s nostalgia. And rocking out the occasional keytar solo. Saturday Morning RPG should be available to download from your local…


Rinth Island Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Rinth Island Review

When discussing a puzzle game, there's something we often forget to mention - almost a caveat of sorts. While some people happily avoid the genre entirely, those that do enjoy the odd brain-twister can be fickle and no matter the praise a game receives, it will forever remain unappealing to them. Rinth Island by Buzz Monkey and Chillingo is not immune from such fickleness, but while it's possible to find some aspects of the game unappealing, it provides such a huge amount of varied con…

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Violet Storm Review

Review Sad Cat Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Violet Storm Review

It's not always easy to make your mark in the big-bad world of twin-stick shooters - especially when you present yourself in the usual neon-coated, explosive clothing so-often used in the genre. By all appearances, Violet Storm by Sad Cat Software looks the part of a typical twin-stick shooter, but does its eschewing of limited environments and one-hit-deaths mix things up in the right way? To jump straight to the answer: while unexpected and novel at first, the removal of these bound…

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Penny Arcade Adventures To Continue On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Penny Arcade Adventures To Continue On iPhone

Indie developers Zeboyd Games are hard at work on a new Penny Arcade game - the sequel to Hothead's 2008 title Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 2. And Joystiq reports that it's coming to the iPhone - a first for the series. Based on the popular Penny Arcade gaming webcomic, Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 (or PA3, for short) follows the adventures of Gabe and Tycho in a steampunk world full of sinister mystery and Lovecraftian monsters. And mimes. Best known for their irreverent RPG Cthulhu Saves the World, Zeboyd Games sound like the perfect studio to take on development duties, then. Set for release sometime in 2012, PA3…


Cordy Sky Review

Review SilverTree Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Cordy Sky Review

There was a time when endless vertical jumpers roamed the App Store like an apex predator, devouring the spare change of those who came near them. It certainly helped that titles like Doodle Jump provided regular content updates, mixing things up and providing an ever-more-complex challenge in the process. Now it's much harder for a game in the genre to stand out, but Cordy Sky by SilverTree Media has gone for a triple-threat whammy of making their game look gorgeous; providing simple,…

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