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Rockstar Discount Grand Theft Auto Titles On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Rockstar Discount Grand Theft Auto Titles On iPhone

Rockstar Games, developers of the Grand Theft Auto series, are discounting their iPhone releases as a Christmas gift to gamers. That means you can pick up the open-world classic Grand Theft Auto III, which we awarded a perfect 5/5 in our review last week, for a mere $2.99. While GTA3 was originally released on the PS2, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was developed especially for portable devices. It, too, picked up 5/5 in our review, and it's currently available for $5.99. Finally, Rockstar's music creation app Beaterator is also available at a reduced price. Co-produced by the rapper Timbaland, this fancy bit of software is available for $1.99. Rockstar fans have until 29th December to…


Venture Towns Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Venture Towns Review

When playing a Kairosoft game, it's easy to see the influence of the sim games that have come before, especially Will Wright's Simcity. Venture Towns feels very close to Simcity, just with more of a personal focus... and don't get us wrong, this isn't a bad thing at all. Instead of just building a city, you're behind the reins of a mega-conglomerate, creating a community for its employees to work, live, and prosper. Through building vacant lots, shops, amusements, and offices to find…

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Trenches II Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Trenches II Review

It's been almost two years since the original Trenches was released on the iPhone and both fans of the original and of head-to-head castle defense games should be happy with what's on offer here. It's the great war, and taking control of either the British, German, or French forces, it's up your superior intelligence as a battlefield general to make sure your troops gain ground and win the conflict in your favor. If you've played the original you'll be right at home with the gameplay.…

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Snoticles Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Snoticles Review

Be honest, unless you're a young boy, you probably aren't going to be enticed by four blobs of snot called the Snoticles. We here at AppSpy don't blame you as we were pretty apprehensive loading up this title, despite it being from Adult Swim and the great track record of quality games they've had this year. Boy were we wrong. While it won't set the world on fire, Snoticles is a solid and fun physics puzzle experience. Zit, Dread, Spark, and Snot are the Snoticles and they're here to…

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Dungeon Hunter 3 Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Dungeon Hunter 3 Review

As a life-long gamer, sometimes it's hard to separate expectations of what a game should be from what a game can be. Allow me to clarify: Just because I expect a game to work a certain way, doesn't mean it should or indeed that it's the best way. With that said, despite still having many positive aspects, Dungeon Hunter 3 by Gameloft is a dangerous example of how many could come to see 'gaming'. iOS gamers will remember Dungeon Hunter as one of the premier Dungeon-Crawling Action-RPGs…

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LostWinds Review

LostWinds Review

It almost goes without saying, but there's a lot of overlap when it comes to Nintendo's touch and waggle interfaces on the DS and Wii, and Apple's iDevices - essentially anything that focuses primarily on the ability to swipe as a control system is ripe for recreation on touch devices. English developer Frontier Developments introduced themselves on the Wii platform with LostWinds and thanks to its simple, yet clever style of control, iOS gamers can also experience this charming title…

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Top-Notch Puzzler Aqueduct Updated With New Levels. Some Free, Some Not.

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Top-Notch Puzzler Aqueduct Updated With New Levels. Some Free, Some Not.

The Kieffer Bros's puzzler Aqueduct has been updated, adding new level packs to the game. One of these packs is free, while two more are available as in-app purchases. Aqueduct, which we awarded a strong 4/5 in our review last year, has you playing plumber as you work to restore the flow of water to an abstract aqueduct. The first level pack, called the Butterfly Chapter, is aimed at novice players, and is free as part of the update. The Rooster and Snake Chapters, meanwhile, are slightly more advanced, and are available as in-app purchases, priced at 99c each. All three level packs feature Game Center achievements for you to unlock, too. Also available for purchase is the Master Key, wh…


Ice Rage Review

Review Mountain Sheep By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Ice Rage Review

An often ignored aspect of portable gaming is the opportunity to involve other people directly in the game you're playing. This doesn't always go smoothly and 'multiplayer' modes involving 'passing' the device can feel incredibly clunky. As such, the iOS multi-touch feature created an opportunity for more than one person to play a game at the same time and Mountain Sheep's (Bike Baron, Death Rally, Minigore) latest release Ice Rage tries to cash in on this style of play. At its core I…

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Time Ducks Review

Review Tough Guy Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Time Ducks Review

There are two ways to approach a game like Time Ducks by Tough Guy Studios. One is to simply say "it's Frogger, combined with Flight Control after a heavy session of drinking in the Hot Tub Time Machine" and just leave it at that... I'll even pat you on the bottom as you scamper away to your room to enjoy it. The other is to put on a legitimate reviewers hat and wait for the inevitable gaming coma that comes when you finish a round, not quite knowing what happened, but knowing you did…

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SilverTree Media’s Dreamy Shooter Sleepy Jack Arrives On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
SilverTree Media’s Dreamy Shooter Sleepy Jack Arrives On iPhone

Sleepy Jack, the latest game from the developers of the acclaimed platformer Cordy, is now available for the iPhone. Previously exclusive to Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play, Sleepy Jack sees you control the eponymous lad in a journey through his toddler subconscious. As you fly through Jack's dreams and battle the twisted inhabitants of his bedroom toy box, you're armed with a toy ray gun to shoot down his nightmares. It's a surreal shooter of sorts, then, and now that it's arrived on the iPhone, there's support for both Game Center and OpenFeint included to handle your achievements. Sleepy Jack is available from the App Store for the discounted price of 99c. It's a limited-time offer, so a…


The Adventures of Tintin™ - The Game Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
The Adventures of Tintin™ - The Game Review

During the hottest of the long summer days at high school, one of the best ways to beat the heat was to score a spot somewhere in the air-conditioned library and while the time away with a humorous novel or more rarely, a graphic novel. New printed editions of Hergé's Tintin series were some of the most prized acquisitions and soon I'll be able to relive the same experience as I beat the seasonal heat while enjoying Tintin in the cinemas. The release of Gameloft's tie-in game,…

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Grand Theft Auto 3 Review

Review Rockstar Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Grand Theft Auto 3 Review

Editor's Note: For the sake of transparency, yes, I live in Australia and as such the version of the game played was the 'Australian Edition'. As such no hookers were hurt during the making of this review. Except that one time I decided to use the side-walk as a freeway, but then again who hasn't done that? *police siren* *door cracking in background* I'm sorry officers! I was in a rush, please believe me! Slipping back in to Grand Theft Auto 3 for the first time in almost a decade wa…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 16 December 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 16 December 2011

Additional Links:Hunters: Episode One - http://www.appspy.com/hunters-episode-one-reviewMechWarrior: Tactical Command Teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6HHvGXUtzgFirst Look LostWinds iOS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSsPOiVwgnoDizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk - http://www.appspy.com/dizzy-prince-yolkfolk-iphone-reviewSonic CD - http://www.appspy.com/sonic-cd-review…


Tongue Tied! Review

Review Mojo Bones Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Tongue Tied! Review

Animal lovers beware: Tongue Tied! by Mojo Bones is so insanely, heartwarmingly, saccharin coatedly loveable that you may want to buy it on impulse... don't. Without the incredibly affectionate characters of Mick and Ralph (the tongue-tied doggy-duo), you might just throw your iDevice at a wall, so stay a while and listen before making that final decision. Each of the game's 50 currently available levels is a physics playground with the lovable dogs acting as your tool for point scori…

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