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Acme Planetary Defense Review

Review Taptoon Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Acme Planetary Defense Review

When you stop and think about it for a moment, we humans must be colossal jerks. There's really no other reason that in so many games, TV shows and movies, our homeworld is under attack by a hostile alien force. Oh sure in Acme Planetary Defense, most of your time is spent knocking asteroids out of existence, but we're pretty sure that those asteroids are being lobbed by aliens. Not only cause nuclear missiles accompany them, but sometimes they rock up to pelt us with lasers, or just t…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 18 May 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 18 May 2012

After too much faffing about due to sickness I'm rearing and ready to go so lets skip the nonsense and dive right in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 18th of May, 2012. Republique - Reaches Kickstarter Goal!With the last few months being an absolute minefield of developers trying to self-fund projects, it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. In the least there's no harm in putting money down on something you think you'll enjoy and Republique is just such a project. Despite the limited demonstration of what's on offer in the game's unique adventure-esque title, it's clear this isn't your ordinary throw-away Arcade title and definitely something the iOS platform deserves.…


Tower of Fortune Review

Review Game Stew By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Tower of Fortune Review

[This game was featured as the Mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 18th of May, 2012] If there's one inevitable fact a gamer has to face up to when playing a dungeon-crawling RPG, it's that they'll eventually have to deal with the dreaded 'RNG' monster. For those not familiar with it, 'RNG' stands for 'Random Number Generator' and refers to the luck required to survive some encounters; to get certain items to drop; and so on. Tower of Fortune by Game Stew is bold in its u…

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Side-On Racer MotoHeroz Goes Free For a Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Side-On Racer MotoHeroz Goes Free For a Limited Time

RedLynx's bouncy side-scrolling racer MotoHeroz is currently available as an App Store freebie, reduced from its usual price of 99c to absolutely nothing. Handing you control of a cartoonishly proportioned truck, MotoHeroz has you driving through its 2D levels in pursuit of the fastest time possible. Upgrades and power-ups enliven that simple concept, but really it's the presence of 'ghost' opponents that'll have you replaying levels over and over, and desperately trying to shave milliseconds off of your time. That kind of trial and error gameplay may not be for everyone, but MotoHeroz's nuanced physics and intuitive controls make it an accessible racer with plenty of depth. A very solid…


Extinction Squad Review

Review [adult swim] By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Extinction Squad Review

Thanks to globe-trotting adventurer Chuck Darwin the dodo is no longer extinct and has once again populated the world. Unfortunately, other animals aren't so happy about this and take to ending their lives by jumping off cliffs. Chuck will have none of this and with the help of a trampoline team you'll bounce them to safety. Whether you play in Adventure or Count Down mode, there's a cycle of gameplay you'll have to master in order to start scoring it big. First comes the slew of crea…

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Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode II Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode II Review

For many, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 is a return to form for SEGA's speedy blue mammal, but it hasn't been without its bumps and scrapes. Episode I remixed and built upon the classic platforming formula while also handling admirably via the touchscreen controls. Episode II goes even further by bringing back Tails, revisiting Sonic 2's bonus stage system and most exciting of all, introducing a 'lock-in' system for the iOS to unlock all-new content. Lets get the bad out of the way first thoug…

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Arcade Shooter Fireball SE Reduced To 99c

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Arcade Shooter Fireball SE Reduced To 99c

Fireball SE, the arcade shooter which doesn't actually let you shoot anything, has had its price cut from $1.99 to 99c. While piloting a small defenceless craft, your primary concern in Fireball SE is survival. But, making that goal rather more difficult  for you are the swarms of enemy ships hell-bent on your destruction. You'll have to steer your fireball craft past these deadly foes, deftly weaving between the oncoming hordes until you can activate one of the level's fearsome bombs. Your craft is immune to these awesome explosives, which is jolly fortunate considering you'll soon be chaining explosions to create screen-clearing booms. Here at AppSpy, we loved Fireball SE's finely…


Pinch Peeps Review

Review Everplay By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Pinch Peeps Review

Simple can often mean better, especially with the iPhone's unique strengths when it comes to control schemes. Pinch Peeps is not what we would call a puzzle game, but more a hand-eye coordination tool for younger gamers, where the goal is to use your thumb and finger to pair up cute and colorful creatures for your place on the high score leaderboards. There are two game modes available; timed, and endless. In timed mode the goal is to create as many pairs as fast as possible to stay t…

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Gene Effect Review

Review Lightstorm3D By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Gene Effect Review

Exploration is one of those aspects of games that can add so much to an experience. Maybe it's hard wired within us as humans, but part of what makes new game worlds so enticing is to map out and explore all their nooks and crannies, familiarizing ourselves with their landscapes, denizens, and secrets. Gene Effect has us ore mining on a distant world, surrounded by mysterious caves full of precious ore, but also strange plants, animals, and plenty to discover. The game starts off with…

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ChickenBreak Review

Review CGMatic Co., Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
ChickenBreak Review

Chickens like to run - I know this because a movie told me once and I have yet to Google it to verify this factoid. As such I find it entirely plausible for someone to create a game about a tiny, athletic and clearly psycho-kinetic-power-wielding chicken attempting to escape imprisonment. This is ChickenBreak by CGMatic. Instead of the usual fixed flick or tap controls that force your auto-running character to perform a basic action, the game tasks you with protecting the chicken in t…

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Jake Escapes HD Review

Review Just Funny Games S.r.l. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Jake Escapes HD Review

Jake isn't very bright - sure, he's the world's greatest thief, but stealing ultra-secret technology from the Government never ends well. Now he's caught up in the shadowy world of spies, agents and super criminals as they attempt to claim what Jake has stolen, so now he has to escape... up the side of a building. It's a flimsy premise to justify having someone springing their way up the side of a building, but you can take or leave the story as you dive in to the shallow, yet briefly…

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Penny Time Review

Penny Time Review

Licensed games, whether they be for a movie, TV show, book, or a brand always make gamers raise their eyebrows with caution. It's not the idea of marketing tie-ins, but more that in about ninety five percent of cases, these games are absolutely terrible. Isn't it funny then that when a brand spends the time and effort to make a truly engaging game, the idea of the brand tie-in seems almost quaint? That's exactly what we have here with Penny Skateboards, and their game Penny Time. Anyo…

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This Could Hurt Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
This Could Hurt Review

As an Oakguard, you're charged with protecting the Great Oak - a mystical plant that ensures your village remains prosperous. As such there are rules to follow and trials to complete: Stay off the grass and timing your run to avoid spinning blades and any other number of traps means This Could Hurt, but you're fairly rewarded for your efforts. Part time-trial, part puzzle, part platformer - This Could Hurt by Orange Agenda and Chillingo may only require a single finger to control, but…

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LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias Review

LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias Review

When last we met Toku and the wind-spirit Enril, the evil spirit Balasar was defeated and all was well in Mistralis. It was a short, but intriguing journey filled with exploration and a handful of puzzles, and now with more evil threatening the lands, it's up to Toku and Enril to once again save the world. Ultimately LostWinds felt all too short, almost a teaser of what is possible when platforming meets gesture controls. The sequel takes things even further, implementing fixes from t…

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Dummy Defense Review

Review Jundroo, LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Dummy Defense Review

Back in the early 2000s there was a game called Bridge Builder, where you had to use a finite amount of resources to build a bridge like structure stable enough to support the train that would be crossing it. It was a fun and mentally taxing puzzle game, and the last twelve years or so have shown the concept revisited in various forms. Dummy Defense is the latest, but as the name suggests, this is about creating structures more to protect, rather than just support (though there is some…

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