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Rune Raiders Review

Review Retro64 By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Rune Raiders Review

The title of Rune Raiders is misleading. You're not raiding runes. You're not even raiding ruins. This is a dungeon crawler... well kinda. Think of a grid based table top game like Hero Quest, and then put that into videogame form, except there are no dice roles, you control the entire party, and some of the banter between your group members is quite humorous. The comparison to table top dungeon crawlers was made due to your party members and all the enemies being represented by what…

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Far Cry and Crysis Dev Release App Store Debut Game Fibble

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Far Cry and Crysis Dev Release App Store Debut Game Fibble

Crytek, the developers behind blockbuster games such as Crysis and Far Cry, have released their first game for the iPhone. It's called Fibble, and it has you flicking and rolling your tubby alien protagonist around a host of levels. Although there's considerably less alien genocide here than you'd find in traditional Crytek fare, this cutesy physics-puzzler is an intriguing proposition. After his tiny spaceship crash lands in a family home, Fibble finds himself alone. To return home safely, he'll need to reassemble his crew - and that means exploring this strange new environment. Fortunately, Fibble's crew is a skilled bunch. And once found, they'll be able to help you navigate this alie…


Friday News Wrap-Up 30 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 30 March 2012

This week started out like any other - Monday I was full of energy, Tuesday I suffered from a bout of being unable to get out of first gear and well... the rest of the week is an honest blur of work, mixed with the occasional break to play League of Legends (...yes, I'm addicted). To cap things off, the news this week is well... exciting is the only way to describe it, so lets jump right in.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 30th of March, 2011. Bug Princess 2 - CAVE just got seriousIt seems we can't go a month without saying something about the Japanese bullet-hell specialist CAVE, but considering how iOS devices have become almost the defacto home of insane shooters, it's h…


Blueprint 3D Goes Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Blueprint 3D Goes Free For A Limited Time

For the very first time since its release last November, Abstract puzzler Blueprint 3D is available as an App Store freebie. FDG's game presents you with a scrambled 3D blueprint which can be spun along its axes. Your challenge is simply to manipulate the image until its fractured lines come together to form a cohesive whole. It's not as simple as just pawing at your touchscreen in the hope of a lucky guess, though, and if you're playing in pursuit of those precious three-star ratings, you'll have to be fast and accurate to succeed. We adored Blueprint 3D's quickfire puzzling, and we made our feelings known in front of friends and family in the form of a glowing 5/5 AppSpy review. There'…


Light The Flower Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Light The Flower Review

Most plant owners know that since sunlight is a necessity for flower growth, that the pots should be set near a window or skylight so the plant is never at want for those tasty rays. Someone neglected to tell the home owner of Light the Flower this, so now it's up to the player to use the magic of reflective surfaces (ie. Mirrors) to make sure the flowers get the sunlight they so richly deserve. Puzzle fans should be familiar with the style of game on offer here. Instead of ninety deg…

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Bitter Sam Review

Review Moon Active By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Bitter Sam Review

Bitter Sam by Moon Active seems to be desperate to defy conventions - its main character seems manically depressed, there's no three-star system in sight, and the almost morbid way in which you can fail a level is a shock the first few times it occurs. And yet, despite this, Bitter Sam is unabashedly cute, funny and fun. Sam's life apparently wasn't doing so well even before a scientist captured and decided to drop him down a deep hole. He'll need to avoid spiked platforms, spinning b…

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Swordigo Review

Review Touch Foo By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Swordigo Review

To cut to the chase and put things simply, if you've ever wondered what it would be like if someone managed to boil down the Zelda series, turn it in to a platformer with RPG elements and dump it on the App Store, it would look and play a little like Swordigo by Touch Foo. That's high praise for a game, but Swordigo doesn't hold back and throws you right in to an otherwise generic fantasy storyline without hesitation. Your master has died in an attempt to thwart the return of evil to…

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Node.Hack Review

Review 4gency By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Node.Hack Review

Simplicity and elegance are just as admirable in games as grandiose storylines, epic battles and gorgeous graphics, especially for mobile devices. Being able to jump in to a game, defy the stiff odds placed against you and get out is the sort of thing that Node.Hack by 4gency encourages, making it a great pickup for those who remember the tense atmosphere of games like Pac Man and their ilk. Your job is to hack nodes by moving to (tapping) and sitting on them until the cash they repre…

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Fireball SE Review

Review Radiangames By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Fireball SE Review

Back when everyone and their best friend were playing Geometry Wars, I found the 'Pacifism' mode of Retro Evolved 2 to be my absolute favorite. All of the over-the-top twitch-based shooting was shelved to make way for skillful piloting as you balanced along the fine line of risk vs. reward. Fireball SE by Luke Schneider takes a crack at the same formula, albeit with some fresh twists that will have you risking more than you can handle. Players can choose between either a fixed or floa…

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The King of Fighters-i- Is Reduced To $2.99 For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
The King of Fighters-i- Is Reduced To $2.99 For A Limited Time

SNK Playmore's iPhone interpretation of their venerable The King of Fighters franchise is currently available at a discount price. The King of Fighters-i- is now $2.99, down from its usual price of $6.99. Offering four different single-player modes and local multiplayer options, The King of Fighters-i- is a comprehensive package, which boasts a deep fighting system and superbly animated brawlers. We loved the game's touchscreen interface and beautifully rendered arcade action, awarding the title full marks in our AppSpy review last year. What's more, the game's only got bigger and better since its release, for the original cast of 14 fighters has been expanded to an impressive 20. You're…


Lunar Racer Is Free To Download For A Limited Time Only

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Lunar Racer Is Free To Download For A Limited Time Only

Super Stickman Golf isn't the only game from Noodlecake Studios that's currently available for nowt on the App Store. The firm's excellent 2D driving game Lunar Racer is currently available free of charge for a limited time. Lunar Racer is - in the words of the developers - a mash-up of Tiny Wings and Mario Kart, which combines the hilly momentum-gathering of the former with the weapon-enhanced motoring of the latter. Competing against AI drivers or local multiplayer rivals on the bumpy surface of a tiny moon, you'll have to contend with treacherous low-grav terrain and the constant threat of a guided missile homing in on your tailpipe. We had oodles of fun playing Lunar Racer, and altho…


English Country Tune Review

Review increpare By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
English Country Tune Review

This game came to our attention via an article in the New Yorker about ultra difficulty in games. In some ways its easy to see why English Country Tune was one of the focuses of the piece. What we have here is an abstract puzzle game with little to no direction, that should appeal to hardcore puzzle aficionados. What about the rest of the gaming populace however? Well you may be intrigued by what's on offer here. The first world of the game, 'larva' revolves around putting the spheric…

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SpellTower Review

Review Zach Gage By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
SpellTower Review

Your average word game never fails to impress on some level as word formation is such a simple yet addictive puzzle for our brains to solve. What sets some above others is not only the format of finding words, but the elegance of word creation itself, and this is where Spelltower by Zach Gage shines. Words are created by swiping through letters. Not just vertically and horizontally however, but diagonally as well. And it's not to say it's like a word find either. You can start your wo…

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Incoming Update To Draw Something Will Bring Social Network Integration and More

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Incoming Update To Draw Something Will Bring Social Network Integration and More

OMGPOP have outlined the contents of the next update for their social mega-hit on iPhone Draw Something. The first of these is designed to make the game that little bit more social, handing users the ability to share drawings over Twitter and Facebook or save them straight onto the iPhone. So, you can expect your news feeds and timelines to be inundated with childlike scribblings very soon. An undo button is also promised, and this minor addition will be welcomed by clumsy players worldwide (me included), as it allows you to remove your last brush stroke without the need for precision erasing. Finally, you can expect more words, an increased maximum streak (changed from 99 to 999), and i…


Retro Racing Temporarily Unavailable

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Retro Racing Temporarily Unavailable

Recently, AppSpy awarded Qwak developer Jamie Woodhouse with a solid 4/5 for his most recent work, Retro Racing. Sadly the game is temporarily unavailable due to an oversight caused by needing to migrate to a new developer account. The fun rocket-pocket racing title is expected to show up again (with any luck) in a 'few days', but more importantly Jamie is keen to get back to developing new titles while updating Retro Racing. For more details, hit up Jamie's blog here. [Retro Racing received a final score of 3.6/5 and was reviewed on the 23rd of February, 2012.]…