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AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Has Leapt Onto the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Has Leapt Onto the App Store

Dejobaan Games's arcade base jumping game AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) has landed on the App Store - hopefully not too battered after the long fall. Based on the award-winning PC game of a similar name, F=ma (for short) asks you to throw yourself off of a variety of buildings, and use your iPhone's accelerometer to control your fall. Passing close to buildings will earn you big points, so it's all about pixel-perfect control and split-second decision making as the abstract scenery whizzes past and the ground rises up to meet you. F=ma is available to download now from the App Store, priced $2.99. Check out the video below to see the game in action.…


Fancy Pants Adventures Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Fancy Pants Adventures Review

If you own a PC or a Mac and you've not at least heard of or tried the freely available title 'Fancy Pants Adventures' then you've missed out on a real treat. The series acts as a genius example of just how fun a game can be when so much care and attention is placed in to how a character's movement feels as the player runs around the level. Developer Brad Borne's platforming title has made the transition to the iOS platform and despite the lack of physical controls you'll have no probl…

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AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Review

Review Dejobaan Games, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Review

Elegance is a word you have to use when you describe a game like 'Aaaa!!! F=ma' by Dejobaan Games and Owlchemy Labs, if only because it takes such a compact and simple concept (falling) and turns it in to something so utterly addictive that you will wonder how you managed to do without playing the game any sooner. Those who have played the original PC and Mac version 'A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' may wonder if the word 'elegant' is entirely appropriate given the game's somewhat ra…

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Waking Mars Makes First Contact With the New Zealand App store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Waking Mars Makes First Contact With the New Zealand App store

Waking Mars, the extraterrestrial botany sim from Tiger Style, has arrived on the New Zealand App Store, and will, therefore, hit App Stores elsewhere at midnight tonight. Set in 2097, the game has you exploring Mars's underground network of caves. Before you know it, though, an accident leaves you trapped. Your only hope for survival is to exploit the cave's ecosystem, bringing life to the near-barren planet by encouraging the growth of alien plants and creatures. Naturally, no one knows exactly how to encourage the growth of alien plants, so the game places a heavy emphasis on player experimentation throughout. If you think all that sounds odd, well... you're right. But, since it comes…


WrestleFest Premium Review

Review THQ Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
WrestleFest Premium Review

Full disclosure here, Dave is a huge wrestling fan. Having watched various promotions from the late 80s all the way up to today, this either makes him the best candidate to review this remake of the arcade classic Wrestlefest, or perhaps the worst. It's all how you look at it. Nonetheless this is how it's gotta be so let's see if THQ can take what made the original Wrestlefest so fun to play and make it shine on the iPhone. The original game only had two modes, Battle Royal, and Tag T…

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Dark Indie Platformer Limbo May Be Headed To the iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Dark Indie Platformer Limbo May Be Headed To the iPhone

Independent developers Playdead are looking for a programmer to port their games to new platforms, prompting speculation from NowGamer that their acclaimed platformer Limbo may see an iPhone release. Limbo was originally released in 2010 on the Xbox Live Arcade platform, and has since been ported to the PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac. Playdead's job listing mentions that the studio are investigating new platforms for possible ports, including iOS. Adored by critics and players alike, Limbo has you controlling a nameless boy exploring a threatening forest. Its creepy atmosphere and stark art style ensured that Limbo stood out in a genre usually known for its primary colours and jaunty tone.…


Munch Time Review

Review Gamistry By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Munch Time Review

I hate to sound like a broken record, but if I'm going to talk about Munch Time from Gamistry, I'm also going to have to talk about it being a 'cute, 3-star, physics-based puzzler'. I say this as though it's a mark against Gamistry, the developer behind this title, but it's not - what it is, is an indicator of just how hard the game needs to work to pull ahead of a fiercely contended pack of games seeking to jostle for first place. Munch Time revolves around the super-cute chameleon u…

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Kairosoft's Oh! Edo Towns Available For Just 99c

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Kairosoft's Oh! Edo Towns Available For Just 99c

Oh! Edo Towns, Kairosoft's city-planning game set in the Edo period of feudal Japan, is currently available at a ridiculously low price, costing 99c instead of the usual $3.99. This cutesy take on medieval Japan has you erecting houses, markets, and ornate samurai castles in a bid to become the most bustling district in the region. Should you succeed, you'll have renowned artisans and even royalty beating a path to your settlement, so you'd better make sure your facilities are fit for a king. Or a samurai. Or whatever it is. We're dead keen on Kairosoft's quirky management games here at AppSpy, and Oh! Edo Towns is no exception. We awarded it a mighty fine 4/5 in our review of it last ye…


Beat Hazard Ultra Review

Review Cold Beam Games Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Beat Hazard Ultra Review

Games that revolve their play and mechanics around music are something special. What's even more special are those games that allow you to use your own music library as not only this ensures you have levels based around music you enjoy listening to, but it creates almost limitless content. Beat Hazard has been around on Steam for a while, turning any song in your library into an adrenaline pumping twin stick shooter. Now for a lot of people the visual assault of this game made it unpla…

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FANTASYxRUNNERS Review

Review moonrabbit By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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…