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Lost Cities Review

Review TheCodingMonkeys By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Lost Cities Review

Reiner Knizia is no small fish in the world of board games. Titles such as the Lord of the Rings and Ingenious are enjoyed world wide, while Lost Cities, a 2-player 60-card game has even proven to be popular enough to warrant an XBLA remake. Having previously converted Carcassonne to the iOS platform, The Coding Monkeys have taken it upon themselves to restore Lost Cities to its original design, bolstering it with individually scaling AI opponents and multiple asynchronous online games…

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Sunshine Review

Review Morbidware By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Sunshine Review

The battle between the forces of light and dark has been a long time favorite to base a game around, but until Sunshine, never did it seem to be taken so literally. The black holes are threatening to consume the universe into nothingness by taking over all the suns, and as a lowly photon, it's your job to stop them. How does a photon go up against a black hole? Well they don't, but by planet hopping and collecting stars, you can make the universe a safer place. Just beware, this task i…

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Bad Hotel Review

Review Lucky Frame By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Bad Hotel Review

It takes a certain kind of mad clarity to sit there and take the genre of 'Tower Defense' as literally as Bad Hotel does. Conceptually Lucky Frame's game is the same as it ever was - drop blocks as defenses against an onslaught of creatures bent on destroying your base, but this time around you're actually building the eponymous hotel, adding rooms to accommodate tourists and shoot down sentient clouds. I may have lost you on that last point. See, your task is simple - build a profita…

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App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 22nd August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 22nd August 2012)

How's it going Appspy readers? It's time for yet another App Wrap Up installment!  As always we're gonna post and comment on some trailers of games that look interesting, but of course all we haven't tried them ourselves. That's for our readers to do if they see anything they like (and do please tell us about it in the comments). Let's start things off! Window Warrior (Gambit) Kind of like Fruit Ninja with planks of wood, and instead of slicing, boarding up windows. Ok, so it's not really like Fruit Ninja. Board the windows from encroaching monsters by hammering planks across them. There's even a nail shotgun![App Store Link] Missile Storm (Vjenceslav Nadinic) Yes it's…


Flip’s Escape Review

Review Shaun Inman By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Flip’s Escape Review

Warioware introduced us to the idea of the micro arcade game, in that you only had a couple of seconds to work out what you needed to do, and then accomplish that task to the best of your ability. These games usually revolved around one very simple mechanic and once you got the hang of it, there were options to see how far you could get. I bring this up because at its heart, Flip's Escape is reminiscent of those micro arcade experiences, and really, it's only once you work out how the…

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Critter Escape Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Critter Escape Review

Isn't it always the way. You're some weird anthropomorphic creature minding your own business chasing butterflies in a field, when you're captured by scientists and probed for study, only to have to sneak and attack your way to freedom. Critter Escape is a line drawing sneak game, popularized by such titles as Spy Mouse, in which you must draw a line to move your critter around the guards and to the exit. What this title brings to the table are challenge based stars, a host of interest…

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Puzzle Craft Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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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