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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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Side-Scrolling RPG Swordigo Free On the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Side-Scrolling RPG Swordigo Free On the App Store

Side-scrolling RPG Swordigo is currently available for nowt on the App Store, marking the first time the game's price has been discounted since its March release. In this 2D adventure, you are cast as a young hero embarking on a quest to bring peace to the land. How novel. Along the way, you'll bash monsters with increasingly powerful weaponry, unlock fearsome magical abilities, and hoover up XP like there's no tomorrow. (There is, by the way.) Evoking the feel of the classic adventure RPGs of yore, Swordigo boasts around ten hours of swashbuckling, puzzle-solving gameplay. Here at AppSpy, we thought that Swordigo was a charming romp, with heaps of variety, a relentless pace, and taut c…


Friday News Wrap-Up 11 May 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 11 May 2012

It's great to be back in the saddle, even if I haven't fully recovered. Thankfully not too much was missed over the last couple weeks. Despite the lack of news amends must be made and there's a bit more meat to the review and picks of the week as a result.So, lets not dilly-dally and jump straight in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 11th of May, 2012. Ascension: Storm of Souls - Top Deck Builder Gets BetterIt has been a while since AppSpy first had the chance to play Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer, but much like the board game it proved to be seriously addictive and a lot of fun. Since then an expansion has been added to the game, but more importantly, Storm of Souls, a f…


FastBall 3 Review

Review Klik! Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
FastBall 3 Review

[This title was the featured Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 11th of May, 2012] The Impossible Game is responsible for opening gamers eyes to the beauty and simplicity of jumping in platformers. Endless runners do much the same, but they can't be as unfair in their design. FastBall by Klik! Games sticks with small levels packed with jumping challenges that eventually require insane feats of precise timing to complete. Unfortunately the third in the series has dropped t…

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FPS Classic Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum Currently Free To Download

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
FPS Classic Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum Currently Free To Download

Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum, the updated port of id Software's 1992 FPS classic, is currently available as a free download from the App Store. Playing as the suggestively named B.J. Blazkowicz, a captured US agent who's being held in Castle Wolfenstein, you simply have to escape alive. Yep, that's the objective, folks. But, it won't be easy. The Castle is crawling with nasty Nazi guards, vicious attack dogs, and terrifying undead supersoliders. Should you manage to fight your way past these horrors, you'll eventually have to battle robo-Hitler in a climactic boss battle. All historically accurate, of course. It may be a little long in the tooth (Wolfenstein celebrates its 20th anniv…


N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review

N.O.V.A. 3 (NOVA3) is not above bombast and indeed it kicks things off in an explosive and gorgeous way. What follows is most certainly Gameloft's best entry in the science-fiction FPS series, but an unrelenting series of sequences that seem incomplete or untested drag the game back from the brink of excellence. The setting is a familiar one - Earth (or what remains of it) is under attack and you as the disgruntled, gravel-voiced hero are called back (despite saying you were done help…

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Frenzy Pop Review

Review S A Zahir By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Frenzy Pop Review

Frenzy Pop is a lot to drink in. In this review we're going to see what bubbles under the surface and if there's a great platformer here or if the whole thing just fizzes out. Continuing with these puns would definitely be the last straw so let's have a look at this soda themed game. The levels are what one may call snack sized. You need to get to the vending machine at the end as quickly as possible. The speed in which you reach it signifies whether you get a bronze, silver, or gold…

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Pandemic 2.5 Review

Review Dark Realm Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Pandemic 2.5 Review

It's a strange thing, but some may know the meme, but not the game that was responsible for creating it - I am of course referring to Pandemic II by Dark Realm Studios. Even if you were half way around the world, Madagascar closed its borders if it heard you had a runny nose. The developer is back, this time in iOS form, to bring its infamous infection simulator to the masses, adding in a few tweaks to make it a worthwhile purchase for returning fans. Your task is simple - infect and…

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AbraWORDabrA Review

AbraWORDabrA Review

AbraWORDabrA has a flaw - from the outset it feels and plays almost exactly like every 'edutainment' game crammed down your craw during your formative years. The problems are simple, but you can't move on until you get past the rudimentary game slapped on top of it. However, initial pacing issues aside, AbraWORDabrA by Total Arkade Software soon shows its teeth and you'll almost be wishing for the simple game you were complaining about. The game is split up in to two main modes, with…

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Saturday Morning RPG Receives Mammoth Update

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Saturday Morning RPG Receives Mammoth Update

'80s nostalgia-fest Saturday Morning RPG has received dozens of balancing tweaks, bug fixes, and improvements in a massive update from developer Joystick Labs. And while we loved Saturday Morning RPG's upbeat tone and referential humour, we noticed the need for a tweak or two in our 4/5 AppSpy review. So, the game's ever-so-slightly wonky controls have been smoothened, while enemy strength, item effectiveness, and your attack slider have all been re-balanced to ensure a more even difficulty curve. Furthermore, certain troublesome enemies have been tweaked individually, so overpowered baddies should be less of a frustration in the game's turn-based battles. Finally, Joystick Labs have bee…


Top 3 iPhone Games for April 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Top 3 iPhone Games for April 2012

April has been an odd month - not particularly bursting with amazing titles, but not short of highlights either. As such this month's list is far more personal than ever and I'll try to explain my choices as best I can. Was there something you went gaga for this April? Let us know down in the comments.For now, this is AppSpy.com's Top 3 iPhone Games for April, 2012. Max Payne Mobile (Rockstar Games) $2.99 Univ.I accept that I seem to be in the minority in loving the iOS port of Rockstar Games' seminal third-person shooter, but its simplicity is what works in its favor, especially on a touch device. Clearing out rooms of enemies with a casual spray of a weapon and a bullet-time dod…


Episode 1 Of Telltale's Sam & Max Series Currently Free To Download

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Episode 1 Of Telltale's Sam & Max Series Currently Free To Download

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Episode 1 is currently free to download from the App Store, giving iPhone gamers a risk-free introduction to Telltale's adventure game series. Following the Arctic adventures of Freelance Police Sam and Max, Beyond Time and Space Episode 1 sees the wisecracking duo investigating a case centering on a seriously deranged Santa Claus. It's a curious Christmassy case, with vibrant visuals, pin-sharp writing, and some fiendish puzzles. A couple of control issues will niggle away at you, but Beyond Time and Space Episode 1 is a worthy recipient of our AppSpy 4/5 award, nonetheless. If you've yet to witness Sam & Max's unique brand of law enforcement, Bey…