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King's Bounty: Legions iPad Review

Review NIVAL, INC. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
King's Bounty: Legions iPad Review

While it's hard to complain about the price of freemium games, the content is often questionable and reliant on gating players towards its paid-for features, arguably by devious means. There are many exceptions to many rules and King's Bounty: Legions is just such a game. Either playable on the PC through Facebook or via iOS on your iPad, it's a scaled down version of the popular turn-based tactical title that retains the combat and trades resource management for crafting and 'energy'.…

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Jelly Cannon Reloaded Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Jelly Cannon Reloaded Review

Jelly is one the world's more interesting substances. Not quite a liquid, not quite a solid, definitely not a gas; it wobbles too and fro, and in most of its forms, is pretty darn delicious. One of its many uses is apparently to shoot it out of a cannon, to push remnants of the shattered sunjelly together (which are mostly hanging out around Rube Goldberg-ian physics devices). If you've played a physics flinger, this game operates on the same principle, it's just that you tap to shoot…

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Fly by Night this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Fly by Night this Thursday

No, this isn't a re-release of a 1970s rock album (joke!), but rather a fun looking little flyer called Night Flight debuting in the App Store this week. Here's the trailer. The regular version of the game will be $0.99 and the HD version will be $1.99. The lighting is impressive and the flying looks like it may be quite loose, which can be fun and challenging with the right design. I'll guess we'll know upon release won't we.…


Frutorious' Felt Fun Hitting the App Store Late Next Month

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Frutorious' Felt Fun Hitting the App Store Late Next Month

Finding a unique and catching art style when designing your game is certainly a challenge. When Kirby's Epic Yarn came out a couple years ago, its use of felt and yarn was refreshing and whimsical and reminded some of us of the claymation games of the 16-bit era. Frutorious combines felt and clay in what looks to be a high score jumping game with plenty of charisma. Have a look at the trailer... No definitive release date has been set, but the developers are anticipating late September. We'll let you know when it happens.…


Heroes' Call Undergoes an Update

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Heroes' Call Undergoes an Update

Some of you may remember our review of Heroes' Call. In summary it's a decent enough hack and slash RPG that was dragged down by designing its systems around the worst aspects of the freemium model. Since then based on reviews and user feedback, the dev team has been working to fix some of these issues, and we're happy to advertise that their first update has hit the app store. Here are the changes... * The in-app purchase currency of gems has been removed entirely (and any gems held by players have now been turned into gold). * The shadow assassin class has become playable for all. * Hard Mode characters available. * Replaying missions warrants more gold and better gear. * Story miss…


Jack Lumber Review

Review Owlchemy Labs By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Jack Lumber Review

What's the right course of action when a rampaging forest of murderous trees crush your dear sweet granny? Vengeance of course! You are Jack Lumber, an appropriate name for your profession, and thanks to your superhuman lumberjack abilities, those trees will be shaking in their roots. Jack Lumber plays like fruit ninja with bullet time. Chunks of wood are hurled into the air (most likely due to your indiscriminate hacking), and then once the screen is touched, time slows down, and you…

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

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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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