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Friday News Wrap-Up 17 August 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 17 August 2012

Man... where has the year gone? We're already two thirds of the way through 2012; the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini is on the horizon; and we haven't even seen the biggest releases hit yet. I may just be falling in to the cycle of hype, but I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us. For now lets cover the news of the last week or so in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 17th of August, 2012. Real Boxing - Unreal graphicsPolish developer Vivid Games may be better known for titles like Shoot to Kill or (my personal favorite) the re-release of Speedball 2 for the iOS platform. The prolific studio isn't slowing down its pace one iota and is joining the Unreal Engine trai…


Random Heroes Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Random Heroes Review

[This mini-review is featured on the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 17th of August, 2012] After the wild success of League of Evil it's no surprise to see Ravenous Games attempting to recapture that perfect balance of gaming joy once again. Pairing up with Woblyware for another Flash-to-iOS release, Random Heroes may be a platformer, but it's less of a game about high scores and more akin to the old-skool games we saw pumped out by studios during the 80s and 90s. As the name suggests pl…

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Explore the Universe with Solar Walk 2.0

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Explore the Universe with Solar Walk 2.0

We don't often cover educational apps here at Appspy, and that's a shame because all who work here are believers in the power of teaching through interactivity. It's nice once and a while to find such an app that approaches its subject in an accessible, entertaining and informative way. Solar Walk has just recieved its 2.0 update and looks like a fantastic and affordable app to interest and educate on the subject of astronomy. Take a look at this trailer highlighting some of the features. [iPhone link][iPad link]…


Mad Skills BMX Review

Review Turborilla By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Mad Skills BMX Review

One of the biggest hurdle to overcome when trying to create a competitive title such as Mad Skills BMX is in being able to make it approachable for casual players while still catering to the hardcore crowd. Turborilla's solution was an elegant one - focus on the flow of the controls and the feel of smoothly sailing through the air to nail that perfect landing, and newcomers or veterans alike will be hooked. Virtual controls are history in Mad Skill BMX and players can choose to either…

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Space Inflaters: Popping into the App Store this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Space Inflaters: Popping into the App Store this Thursday

Wow, it looks like Digdug has launched himself into space and is serving up his horrific sense of inflatable justice on some Space Invaders. Watch the trailer to see what i mean. This is a free app with in-app purchases. It looks like it could be a fun shmup, especially with having to pop enemies after shooting them to gain score. Try it out for yourselves after Thursday and let us know what you think!…


Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 Review

Review Tin Man Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 Review

We've reviewed a couple gamebooks here at AppSpy before. For those unfamiliar with the genre, think of it as a cross between a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' book and an RPG. In fact that's exactly what the Fighting Fantasy series was, having you make choices as you read, but also gaining stats and having to roll dice to get passed tricky situations or to win combat. Tin Man Games have been quite prolific in resurrecting this format digitally for the iPhone and iPad, with most tales being…

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Bucketz Review

Review PICNICHIPPO By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Bucketz Review

Sometimes you just have to admire the level of dedication given to certain aspects of a game. Often it's the attention to detail in the programming, wowing the player with intriguing answers to the question of “hmm, I wonder if I can do this”. In Bucketz however, the dedication is in the level of commitment to the personalities of the characters in game. Not only are they are an amusing lot of sentient buckets with distinct characteristics, but every single level contains i…

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Flick Champions World Edition Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Flick Champions World Edition Review

National pride is at an all time high with the Olympics on, and Nawia Games is using their Flick franchise to cash in on this four year occurrence with Flick Champions World Edition. Instead of popular televised sports, now you're competing in Olympic events, and all the medals you earn work towards helping your nation to dominate the Flick leaderboards. The events this time around are running & hurdles, beach volleyball, swimming, kyacks, handball, hammer throw, javelin, and sync…

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Chimpact Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Chimpact Review

OK. We all know that monkeys love bananas. Did you also know they apparently share our trait for greed when it comes to diamonds? The higher you go in the treetops, the more of these shiny gems are ripe for the taking. That's Chimpact in a nut shell... or should we say banana skin? There are canopies in the canopy the can be flung with your finger to slingshot the simian through each level. Each stage has a linear path with a couple hidden areas ripe with bananas or gems. If you follo…

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App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 13 August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 13 August 2012)

Well it's the start of the week and what we have for you is another edition of the App Wrap Up! As always we are evaluating these games based on their trailers, and they have been featured here because something about them looks interesting. If you've played any of these titles, please let everyone know your thoughts down in the comments. Let's do this! Gas Tycoon 3 (LEMICO Soft) A Pipe Dreams style of game with a level editor and easy access share system. It looks like that game has a little bit of style to boot. For those not yet tired of this genre since its resergence on mobile devices, this could be a good pick just based on the breadth of content.[App Store Link] iSpherical -…


Trigger Fist Review

Review Lake Effect Applications By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Trigger Fist Review

It's a surprise more effort hasn't been placed in to creating the next-best multiplayer shooter for mobile and handheld devices, especially considering their popularity on the PC and Console. Titles such as Modern Combat have gone a long way in picking up the slack, but now and then you crave something simpler; something more immediate, and Trigger Fist by Lake Effect Applications fills this niche perfectly. First impressions matter and it's not hard to get a classic Counter Strike ty…

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PITFALL!™ Review

PITFALL!™ Review

For something like a 30th Anniversary you'd think Pitfall would be given a much larger 'hurrah' - the game has gone through differing types of 'remakes' over the years, but now the game has been reduce to an auto-runner. Don't get me wrong, it's a perfect match and ultimately works in Pitfall's favor, but with so many competitors it ran the risk of slipping under the radar. I guess that's the power of a name like Pitfall for a company like Activision - you just can't help but bring at…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending, August 10th 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending, August 10th 2012)

It's the end of the week and time for the 3rd installment of App Wrap Up. Man, there's just so many games coming out. I guess it's cause everyone is finally gearing up towards the final quarter, which is just game overload for every platform. I guess we can expect to see a lot more of these. As always, we're just posting trailers of games that look like they might have something interesting to offer. Our analysis is based on the trailers. Without further ado, let's begin. Sunshine (Morbidware di Diego Sacchetti) I've played a couple games like this before for review. They're simple 'one touch to jump' platformers that utilise the orbit of planets, kind of like a 2d Super Mario Galax…


QI's top 10 iPhone Games for July 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
QI's top 10 iPhone Games for July 2012

Another month, another list from the Quality Index about the top games of the preceeding month. Let's have a look at what lit up the app store according to popular sentiment. Qi's Top 10 iPhone games of July 2012 1. Bucketz (9.4)2. Song Pop (9.2)3. Bug Princess 2 Black Label (9.2)4. Tone Sphere (9.0)5. Fieldrunners 2 (8.9)6. Squids Wild West (8.9)7. Summoner Wars (8.9)8. Kingdom Rush (8.8)9. Frisbee Forever 2 (8.8)10. Derby Manager (8.8) Our own Top 3 for July should already be available, so check out how Appspy's taste compared to the QI index. Till next month![QI's Top Iphone Games for July 2012]…


Gameloft Reveal 'Wild Blood' - First Unreal Engine Title

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Gameloft Reveal 'Wild Blood' - First Unreal Engine Title

Of course this isn't the first time we've been teased with a Gameloft 'Unreal Engine' title, but their upcoming game 'Wild Blood' is looking unsurprisingly gorgeous - seriously, the teaser speaks for itself: To keep up with all the reveals, head over to Gameloft's special Facebook page - more artwork is sure to pop up as the game gets closer to its release date. [Wild Blood Reveal Trailer - Youtube / Gameloft 'First Unreal Game' Page - Facebook]…