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The World Ends with You: Solo Remix for iPad iPad Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
The World Ends with You: Solo Remix for iPad iPad Review

You know a game has a grip on you when you say something like, "I'd have bought a Nintendo DS just to play it". The World Ends With You (TWEWY) was just such a game for me, and knowing that I'd get to play it again on the iOS platform immediately dredged up a host of happy memories spent lazily enjoying its Beat'em-up RPG-like gameplay. The reason I'm gushing from the outset is to establish a base-level of 'rose-tinted glasses' for our readers/viewers and perhaps to soften the blow of…

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Gallivanting Granny Unveiling this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Gallivanting Granny Unveiling this Thursday

You never want to let your Grandmother go unsupervised while wearing roller skates. Who knows what mayhem will result. Just look at this trailer for Granny Smith being released this Thursday for instance! Ah well, as long as she's having a good time? Am i right?…


Surfing Never Looked so Cruisy

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Surfing Never Looked so Cruisy

Phantom surfboard aside, in the next couple weeks Infinite Surf will be released for $0.99. The presentation is what is most striking, with the great surf music combined with the picturesque waves (that never move as you travel up and down them). Have a look at the trailer to see what i mean. It certainly looks less complicated and safer than grabbing a board and hitting the waves yourself (though perhaps not as fun or rewarding).…


Diskobolos Review

Review Conquering Bytes By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Diskobolos Review

You know that famous Greek sculpture of the man hunched over, holding a discus? That's Discobolus. Go on, Google the name, you'll know it when you see it. So what does this game have to do with that statue? Well not much really, but you are shooting out digital discs at a series of encroaching insects for multipliers and high scores, and that's got to count for something right? Diskobolus is a lot of fun once you work out how it all comes together. You have a disc shooter at the botto…

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Michael Jackson The Experience Review

Review Ubisoft By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Michael Jackson The Experience Review

Michael Jackson the Experience is indeed a well made game. With that said, there's a litmus test that needs to be applied before purchase. Do you have fond memories of growing up with Michael Jackson's pop music? If the answer is yes, then chances are you will enjoy yourself. If you're not a fan of the music, despite this being a solid rhythm game with impeccable presentation, we would recommend you look elsewhere. The game begins with a tutorial that really doesn't explain how the ga…

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Big Square Enix Port Released over the Weekend

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Big Square Enix Port Released over the Weekend

The rumours of the release were leaked late last week, but we wanted to wait for confimation, and now we have it. Square Enix are porting a version of The World Ends With You to iOS devices. It's titled Solo remix, and is available for iPhone 4 and iPad 2 users. It will set you back about $18 - $20 depending on version and region. The original DS version is one of my favourite RPGs of the last 10 years so it's nice to see a mobile port. I wonder how they designed around the single screen of the iPhone and iPad, as it was the duel screen combat that made the game so unique and memorable. We'll find out when our review of this title goes up sometime this week![The World Ends With Y…


Friday News Wrap-Up 24 August 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 24 August 2012

I won't jump the gun just yet, but the Pick of the Week is a dead give away this week, so there's no need to skip all the way there straight away. Instead, sit back and relax and listen to the news of the week that was in AppSpy's Friday News-Wrap Up for the 24th of August, 2012. Warhammer Quest - By Rodeo Games, out next SpringI had to have a cold shower after finding out about this ditty. Board games have been doing very well on the App Store, if only because they provide minimal changes from the real thing and are often much cheaper to invest in. Warhammer Quest from Games Workshop is an absolute classic, but it also mimics a gameplay style we all know and may even love - turn-…


KooZac™ Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
KooZac™ Review

[KooZac was featured as the Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 24th of August, 2012] Square Enix have certainly been trying a new approach when it comes to the iOS platform - while their premium RPGs are certainly worthwhile, their casual titles often leave out something in their final release. Or rather something is left in that should be left out - a hand in your pocket. KooZac is a brain-tickling arcade puzzler that challenges players to throw down numbered blocks in…

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Tread of the Dead Review

Review Spencer Cordes By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Tread of the Dead Review

Man has the zombie craze been played out by now. Regardless, we still see all these releases featuring the animated corpses of the recently deceased, and we have to admit, when a game like Tread of the Dead comes out that puts an interesting approach on the whole zombie slaughter kerfuffle, it's time to sit up and take notice. Not to say they knock their concept out of the park, but this game is novel and amusing enough to possibly crack the veneer of veteran zombie gamers everywhere.…

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Infinite Warrior Out in the App Store September 6th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Infinite Warrior Out in the App Store September 6th

In the film world, one way to pitch an idea is by combining two existing movies and mushing them together. This way of looking at new properties is useful when it comes to games as well, and the best way to describe Infinite Warrior is mixing the endless runner genre with Infinity Blade. Have a look at the trailer. The game is out at the start of next month.[Empty Flask Games]…


Grabbity Hopping out in Early September

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Grabbity Hopping out in Early September

September is shaping up to have some interesting releases and heavy hitters. What else do you expect as we're moving into the 4th quarter? Grabbity caught our eye by being a platformer based entirely around tilt. Have a look at the trailer and see what we mean. This looks like it'll be a lot of fun, and it's got great presentation to boot. It will be out September 6th.…


Mikey Shorts Review

Review BeaverTap Games, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Mikey Shorts Review

I almost feel sick of needing to make the point so often, but if you're going to make a platformer, you need to make the core gameplay (that is to say, running and jumping) feel good. In some cases it's a matter of responsiveness from the controls, and in others its anything from the physics to the character animations, but in Mikey Shorts by BeaverTap, none of these things are a problem. In fact you'd be forgiven for thinking someone from Rocketcat Games ran away with someone from Ra…

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Jump For Fish Review

Review Yogurt Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Jump For Fish Review

Context is important. Without a good reason for playing the game either given to us by the developers or one we make ourselves, why should we be interested? That's not to say that narrative trumps mechanics, definitely not, but even the best made games without a goal or reason to play them end up just being soulless exercises. Jump for Fish was created to celebrate the birth of the developer's son, and its context for play reflects that. You are a father otter that has to go out to wor…

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Lost Cities Review

Review TheCodingMonkeys By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Lost Cities Review

Reiner Knizia is no small fish in the world of board games. Titles such as the Lord of the Rings and Ingenious are enjoyed world wide, while Lost Cities, a 2-player 60-card game has even proven to be popular enough to warrant an XBLA remake. Having previously converted Carcassonne to the iOS platform, The Coding Monkeys have taken it upon themselves to restore Lost Cities to its original design, bolstering it with individually scaling AI opponents and multiple asynchronous online games…

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Sunshine Review

Review Morbidware By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Sunshine Review

The battle between the forces of light and dark has been a long time favorite to base a game around, but until Sunshine, never did it seem to be taken so literally. The black holes are threatening to consume the universe into nothingness by taking over all the suns, and as a lowly photon, it's your job to stop them. How does a photon go up against a black hole? Well they don't, but by planet hopping and collecting stars, you can make the universe a safer place. Just beware, this task i…

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