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Boy Loves Girl Review

Review Grubby Hands By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Boy Loves Girl Review

Often when a title seems like it could be classified an 'art game', a lot of the lack of polish and questionable gameplay mechanics are excused because of the overall experience it presents. These games usually divide as some players instantly click with what the game is revealing to them while others cannot get passed the poor execution. This makes the genre highly subjective and it almost always comes down to a 'love it or hate it' mentality, which is a real pickle for a reviewer. B…

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Reckless Racing 2 Review

Review Polarbit By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Reckless Racing 2 Review

Strangely it doesn’t feel as though much time has passed since Pixelbite first introduced iOS gamers to their Reckless Racing franchise, though this may be in-part thanks to a mid-year release of Reckless Getaway reminding players of what the developer can pull off. Reckless Racing 2 doesn’t disappoint as it blasts on to the App Store, showing just how top-down racing should look, feel and play on hand-held touchscreen devices. From the outset the game feels rough and toug…

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GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective Review

CAPCOM’s tenure on the iOS platform has been very hit or miss, with some games failing to live up to the grandeur of the original, while others almost outshine them. GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective was arguably the unsung hero of 2011 for the Nintendo DS and thanks to a top-notch adaption, the iOS release also has an opportunity to shine. Sharing the same creative mind that developed the Ace Attorney series, Phantom Detective is no less madcap and outlandish. You play as Sissel,…

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Acclaimed DS Game Ghost Trick Haunts the App Store At Midnight Tonight

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Acclaimed DS Game Ghost Trick Haunts the App Store At Midnight Tonight

An iPhone version of last year's acclaimed DS title Ghost Trick has just launched on the New Zealand App Store, meaning it'll be available to download worldwide at midnight this evening. This supernatural adventure begins with the protagonist's death, and you spend the rest of the game playing a spirit detective trying to help others avoid the same fate. The unique puzzle gameplay has you possessing inanimate objects within your range to progress through each level. With its blend of offbeat humour and supernatural investigations, Ghost Trick may elicit comparisons from some readers with Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: the zany courtroom drama that we awarded a 4/5 to on its iPhone debut.…


Hank Hazard Review

Review Red Rocket Games, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Hank Hazard Review

It's hard to complain about 'yet another cute physics puzzler' when you're talking about a release from Chillingo, the publisher who is almost entirely responsible for the popularity of the concept. As such it's almost no surprise to note that Hank Hazard by Red Rocket Games fits this bill almost exclusively, however behind its cute exterior and 3-star item collection beats a fantastic little title that shares more with classics like Finger Physics than it does with Cut The Rope or Ang…

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Tweet Land Review

Review WHY IDEAS LTD By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Tweet Land Review

When someone tells me about a game that features 'randomly generated' gameplay elements, I can't help but cringe as it's either not as 'random' as the person suggests, or said randomness gets in the way of an otherwise decent title. Sadly Tweet Land by Why Ideas and Tree Interactive falls in to the second category and while the idea of having 'The Internet' influence your game may sound great, it invariably results in an inconsistent experience. Your task involves nothing more than ta…

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RAGE HD Update Includes New Gameplay Episodes As IAPs

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
RAGE HD Update Includes New Gameplay Episodes As IAPs

id Software's mutant shooting gallery game RAGE HD has just received an update, which includes new in-app purchases and improvements to the game's visuals and performance. As anyone who's read our 4/5 review will know, RAGE HD's visuals were already pretty special. Now that the player model and weapon models have been replaced with higher-resolution versions, though, it looks crisper than ever. The headline feature of this update, mind, is undoubtedly the new Mutant Bash Store. It's from this digital shop that you can now buy new game content via IAPs. The first such 'episode pack' is available to purchase now, with more on the way soon. Finally, if you've got the appropriate cables and…


Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 1 Review

Review Telltale Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 1 Review

There's an assumption at play here with Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 1 (otherwise known as Ice Station Santa): you need to have not already played it on any of the other platforms it has already been released on, which is no easy thing considering its initial PC release was in late 2007. However, hardcore Sam & Max fans; adventure game enthusiasts; and those not yet introduced to the whacky duo may still find themselves compelled to give this short and sweet title a run f…

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Crazy Hedgy Review

Review cybertime By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Crazy Hedgy Review

A game based on rolling movement in which you play a hedgehog collecting shiny objects. Hmm. At least the hedgehog's not blue right? It's been a while since we here at AppSpy have played a rolling game controlled by tilting your iPhone. There's a tad more to it than just rolling however. The goal of each level is to reach the end, with bonuses if you satisfy a gem quota. The gems themselves, which are strewn around the level, are hidden in boxes and are held by enemies. They are the g…

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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Review

Review Red Wasp Design By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land Review

Those who regularly play or have experienced Tabletop RPGs that go beyond basic dice-rolling, numbers and statistics will know just how quickly you can become absorbed in the world you're exploring. Some players may find themselves exploring the terrible and fascinating worlds inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and may even use scenarios devised by the boffins at Chaosium for the 'Call of Cthulhu' series. Now regular iOS gamers can do the same with The Wasted Land, developed by Red Wasp Design…

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Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

Review Replay Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix and her nightmare. Man that's a mouthful isn't it? Still, a title like that certainly breeds curiosity. While the game itself may not be what one expects from the title, the tone certainly is. In a very well told intro we learn that Vanessa is a brainy puzzle loving young girl who feels ostracized from her peers at the schoolyard. One day a strange puzzle box that she acquired from her father's antiquities shop breaks and sucks the entire town inside it.…

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Toy Shot™ Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Toy Shot™ Review

Sometimes all you need for a good game idea is to take an existing game type and add something new to it. Toy Shot takes the flinging physics fun found in such games as Angry Birds and Crush the Castle, wraps it up it up in LEGO blocks and gives you the most unique aiming system we've seen in one of these games yet. Does it make it stand out from the pack however? The aiming system is a bulls-eye, and when you drag your finger out from it, you create a circle with a line. This stays p…

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Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Full) Review

Review G5 Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Full) Review

Kaptain Brawe is a cop. A space cop! They do things differently in space, like spell captain with a K. Imagine taking control of Zap Brannigan, only instead of being a complete incompetent with a side kick that despises you, you have the added bonus of having some modicum of intelligence, but that's only because of the player actually doing the legwork in solving the puzzles. As adventure games go, this is what we would call a throwback to the adventures of the early 1990s. Well OK, i…

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SupaSupa Games Brings Arcade Motocross Racing To iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
SupaSupa Games Brings Arcade Motocross Racing To iPhone

SupaSupa Games's debut iPhone release has just ridden onto the App Store. Yes, it really is called SupaSupaCross. Aforementioned game is a top-down arcade motocross racer with the emphasis firmly on fun rather than realism. In SupaSupaCross, you steer your bobble-headed racer across a series of off-road tracks, hitting the odd boost pad along the way to gain the edge over your competitors. You can choose between touch or tilt controls for steering, by the way. SupaSupa Games is an indie studio made up of former members of now-defunct THQ Digital Studio Phoenix - the team behind the MX vs. ATV series on home consoles. You can grab SupaSupaCross from the App Store right now for 99c.…


Paper Monsters Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Paper Monsters Review

The recent release of Terra Noctis proved once more that not only are platformers still fun, but with the right tweaks they're perfect for iDevices. It seems that Crescent Moon Games and developer Robots vs Wizards were on the same wavelength when coming up with Paper Monsters, but instead of something akin to Yoshi's Island, this game channels simpler games of the era. This isn't the developer's first rodeo when it comes to platformers and you can see shades of their previous title D…

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