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FANTASYxRUNNERS Review

Review moonrabbit By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
FANTASYxRUNNERS Review

The endless runner genre could be looked at as a pessimistic metaphor for life. We're always charging towards goals, but they always seem just out of reach. I guess that means you just need to have as much fun as you can along the way right? FANTASYxRUNNERS has you questing through endless lands of monsters and deadly crevices, aiming to earn rupees, complete quests and unlock heroic companions along the way. Two big buttons get you through this exercise. One's for jumping, one'…

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Pick Up Minimalist Tunnel Racer Boost 2 For Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Pick Up Minimalist Tunnel Racer Boost 2 For Free For A Limited Time

Minimalist tunnel racer Boost 2 is free to download from the App Store for a limited time. Launched back in 2009, Boost 2 was an early AppSpy favourite. Heck, we awarded it a 5/5 back when it was still known as Boost 3D. A few years, and several major updates later, Boost 2 features additional game modes, online multiplayer, support for Retina displays, and Game Center achievements and leaderboards. It's better than ever, in other words. And it was pretty great to begin with. Boost 2 is available to download now, and it won't cost you a penny. You'd better boost your way over to the App Store, though, as this is strictly a limited-time offer.…


My Army Review

My Army Review

We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender etcetera, etcetera. When Winston Churchill gave that rousing speech to the House of Commons in 1940, he would probably have no clue that his words would be used to introduce the review for a fun little iPhone game titled My Army. Does it have any relevance outside the game starting on an Omaha-esque beachhead? Not s…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 24 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 24 February 2012

It's Friday again and so it's up to me to once again fill your subscription box with a tidy summary of interesting iOS news from the week that was. So lets hop right to it and lay out the News Wrap-Up for the 24th of February, 2012. The Hunger Games - Developers On FireMore and more I feel as though I have no idea what's happening in the greater pop-culture circles and the upcoming release of The Hunger Games in the cinemas is further proof of this as I had no idea what it was, let alone the buzz surrounding it. However, what I do know is that the video game tie-in is being headed up by some of the Indie scene's greatest, including Adam Saltsman (Canabalt); Mark Johns (Tap Tap Dan…


Midway Arcade Review

Review Warner Bros. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Midway Arcade Review

Editor's Note: The following is a mini-review from the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 24th of February, 2012. The video above contains footage for the game. I feel a bit bad about cramming such a great title in to the Mini-Review section of this week's Wrap-Up, but aside from going in to nauseating detail about the controls for all the games available in the title, there's not much more to say than: If you're an Arcade junkie, get this collection. For your initial investment you're provi…

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BeyondDead Brings Metroid-Style Adventure Gameplay To the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
BeyondDead Brings Metroid-Style Adventure Gameplay To the App Store

Monster Robot Studios clearly have a fondness for the days of the 16-bit adventure game. You know: when SNES players saved the galaxy as Samus Aran in Nintendo's classic Metroid series. And with the App Store release of BeyondDead, they're bringing that same breed of 2D action to the iPhone. After an infection strikes a terraforming project, you're sent to investigate. Not everything at the base is as it seems, though. (When is it ever, eh?) The 99c BeyondDead app features Chapter 1 of the adventure, with further chapters promised in future updates. Even in this introduction, mind, you can expect plenty of action, exploration, and even the odd boss battle or two. BeyondDead is availabl…


BlockHopper Review

Review Green Pixel By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
BlockHopper Review

Puzzle platformers take many shapes but it's nice to see one that advocates creating your own pathways. The goal is out of reach, and for some reason our little protagonist Bit needs to find his way there. What is one to do? Luckily the omnipotent player has the ability to travel into block mode, pop down some platformers ripe for the jumping to allow Bit to travel on his merry way. OK, so the player isn't completely omnipotent. Each level you have a handful of blocks of different var…

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Retro Racing Review

Review Mr Qwak Limited By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Retro Racing Review

It's not often that a game's title says just about everything you could hope to want to convey about a game before even loading it up. Aside from the basic top-down racing gameplay that should be familiar to just about every gamer, Amiga owners might recognize the influences from Nitro by Psygnosis - this is no mistake as the developer behind that title, Jamie Woodhouse, is also the grand designer for Retro Racing. Players are given nothing more than the ability to veer left and right…

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Towers N' Trolls Review

Review Ember Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Towers N' Trolls Review

While playing Towers N' Trolls by Ember Entertainment, I caught myself thinking, 'Nice! A tower defense game that goes back to the basics!'. Unfortunately, not long after that, I was still thinking the same thing, but this time it had a slightly more sarcastic edge to it. This may sound mean-spirited, but let me explain... What you get in Towers N' Trolls is a tower defense title that acts as almost a text-book definition of how to execute a game in the genre. You have your basic towe…

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Fishbowl Racer Review

Review Donut Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Fishbowl Racer Review

Look, if you're going to leave your fishbowl on a trolley, you have no right to complain when you come home to find your house ransacked. Especially when you leave fish food all over your numerous shelves. Sooner or later the poor thing is going to get hungry and mayhem is just going to ensue Fishbowl racer is a new breed of the endless racing genre. Oh there have most likely been games with fish before, but how many ask you to control the jumping patterns of two linked characters at…

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Pizza Vs. Skeletons Review

Review Riverman Media LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Pizza Vs. Skeletons Review

While I may not have emphasized it over my time at AppSpy, games like Wario-Ware  always seems to suck me in thanks to is ever-changing series of micro-games. When I saw that Riverman Media, the developers behind the gorgeously presented DeathFall and Ikaros, were releasing something in a similar vein, I just had to check it out. ... And almost immediately Pizza Vs. Skeletons managed to floor me. You're given three basic controls: tilt to move left and right, tap to jump (with a…

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Armed and Gorgeous HD Review

Review Digital Worlds By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Armed and Gorgeous HD Review

I have to confess that I'm not above a bit of fan-service, though at times it can make me feel like a creepy stalker and usually at these times I put the game away. However, when games like Bayonetta are packaged together with a fun and brutal beat'em-up, I can usually look past such hyper-sexualization as I concentrate on dodging and countering incoming attacks. Armed and Gorgeous HD by Digital Worlds works as a miniaturized version of Bayonetta's formula, putting you in the shoes (o…

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Apple Rumours Suggest App Store Redesign This Year

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Apple Rumours Suggest App Store Redesign This Year

Almost 25 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since its July 2008 launch, and in all that time, it hasn't changed much. It would seem that a major redesign could be in the works, though, if a report from 9to5Mac is to be believed. Apparently, Apple is planning to overhaul both the iTunes Store and the App Store, making app discovery on iOS devices easier - good news for both users and developers. File this one as a rumour for now, but if a redesign is in the works, it would make sense for Apple to launch it alongside a new iPhone model later in the year.…


On the Hop Review

Review Cassiop Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
On the Hop Review

Part of what makes a good platformer is simplicity in control. On the iPhone this can lead to a disadvantage as you're missing the tactile feedback of a d-pad, analogue stick or buttons, and most platformers try to replicate these control schemes with the touch screen. The best examples of the genre on the platform are those that try and work around this limitation, using the advantages and simplicity of touch controls to create a memorable platforming experience. On the Hop succeeds i…

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Pinball Arcade Review

Review FarSight Studios By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Pinball Arcade Review

Anyone who has frequented an arcade has most likely had an encounter with a pinball machine. Part videogame with its animated scoreboard and goals, part mechanical contraption with its flippers, bumpers, ramps, and mischievous metal ball flailing around the table. They're a unique annal in the history of the arcade that at least in western countries has become a relic of the past. Enter Farsight Studios with Pinball arcade, recreating some of the most famous and popular pinball tables…

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