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Puzzle Craft Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Puzzle Craft Review

'Casual' match-three mechanics; timers that spit out the occasional bonus; resource management tied to tiers of resource management... surely this is a recipe for disaster? It's a mix we've seen slapped together in the 'freemium' model, but is it really such a bad thing at all? Ars Thanea Games and Chillingo prove that you can have your cake and eat it too, pairing all the addictive elements of a freemium title together with a well balanced and deep sense of progression that feels rewa…

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App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 20th August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 20th August 2012)

How are you all enjoying your Monday? Wow, what an unenthusiastic response. Well i don't really blame you, but perhaps having a look at some intertesting iPhone games might cheep you up a little. As always we're basing our impressions on the trailer only. We don't know if the game's hold up on their own, but if you decide to give one of these a try, please let us know what you think in the comments. All right, let's get to it! The Dizzy Dragon (Rebel Dwarf SA) Guide the dragon towards the sun, and avoid all the other obstacles. I guess dragons don't have the problem that Icarus had, huh? It looks like controlling the dragon might be a bit of a hassle, or at least that's where the ch…


Horn™ Review

Horn™ Review

When Phosphor Games came out with The Dark Meadow they proved one thing in particular - they know how to craft a world from the ground up. Their latest release Horn comes to us care of casual gaming giant 'Zynga', but its a far cry from the time-sink cash grabs of the past, teleporting players to a world that melds adventuring classics like Zelda and Fable with the visual appeal of Team Ico's best, and ties it all together with Infinity Blade's slashing RPG-lite gameplay. In short, it'…

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Bag It! Updates With A New Game Mode And 3D!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bag It! Updates With A New Game Mode And 3D!

We at AppSpy are never afraid to wear our love of a game on our sleeves and Hidden Variable's 'Bag It!' is no exception, receiving high praise not only from us, but from most major reviewers . After a recent successful promotion, the developers have updated the game with a brand new mode called 'Seedy's Booty' featuring all new gameplay, power-ups and best of all... 3D! That's right, no longer are the items in the shopping bag confined to the rigours of a 2D plane as they explode out of the screen as you make matches. Check out the gameplay footage here: As part of the update we have three codes to give away - keep an eye on our Twitter feed as we drop the codes one by one ov…


Friday News Wrap-Up 17 August 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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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