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Janryumon PLUS (Mahjong) Review

Review NCSOFT By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Janryumon PLUS (Mahjong) Review

Janryumon by NCSoft is simultaneously the most amazing and the most frustrating game I've played on an iOS device and this includes games I've either praised like a gibbering fan-boy or scalded for mistakes that go beyond basic flaws. This is because Janryumon is a client to play Reach Mahjong online against other players around the world, but more importantly the gameplay behind Mahjong is so rich - is so complex - that unless you are practiced in the game already, you WILL fail and f…

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EPOCH. Review

Review Uppercut Games Pty Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
EPOCH. Review

When small indie game studios boast about their prior professional experience it's generally a PR move to inspire confidence in what they're presenting. What really counts is the final product and in the case of Uppercut Games and their release of EPOCH., the experience and polish that comes from their years in the industry really shows in almost every aspect of the game. You play as an AI controlled robot (think slightly less horrifying than a Terminator, but no less deadly) with a m…

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More Levels and Level Editor Objects Promised In Update To Bike Baron

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 8 months ago
More Levels and Level Editor Objects Promised In Update To Bike Baron

If you go down to the Facebook woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. A big Bike Baron surprise, no less. Creators of this 5* Trials HD-esque stunt racer Mountain Sheep posted on Mark Zuckerberg's social networking site recently that Bike Baron would be imminently exiting the studio's pit lane. Bike Baron update was submitted to Apple for review! Will bring new levels, new level editor objects and much more. And why should that be of interest to you? Well, Mountain Sheep's daredevil motorcyclist was not only selected as one of AppSpy's picks of the month, but it also finished top of the Quality Index's October pops. You can't argue with that kinda industry acclaim. Can you?…


Asteroids: Gunner Review

Review Atari By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Asteroids: Gunner Review

The original Asteroids by Atari is easily recognizable as one of the forefathers  of Arcade gaming that has eventually led to common genres like the twin-stick shooter. The fact that the iOS ended up with such amazing titles like Space Miner: Space Ore Bust and Meteor Blitz by restoring some of the classic formula only goes to show how far-reaching the concept came to be. With Atari celebrating Asteroids 30th year out of the Arcades (the Atari 2600 first saw the game in 1981), it'…

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Evertales Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Evertales Review

Evertales by Crescent Moon Games and Thunder Game Works sounds like the perfect storm of experience developer, experienced publisher and a great concept as the two companies seek to bring a Trine-like experience to the App Store. However, much of the game can be characterized by a pervading sense that everything has been cut short just before anything interesting happens, making it tease of a relatively short game. Each of the game's six worlds are split in to two stages, ended firstl…

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Gangstar Rio: City of Saints Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Gangstar Rio: City of Saints Review

It hardly bears pointing out that the Gangstar series from Gameloft has taken its inspiration from Rockstar's GTA series, but where previous incarnations of Gangstar were happy to simply ape older generations of GTA, the latest version takes a swing at something entirely new. Unfortunately it's a swing and a miss as no matter how you look at it, Gangstar Rio: City of Saints fails to excite and inspire the same sort of sandbox fun it attempts to emulate. The problems are evident early…

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QI's Top 10 iOS Games For October

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
QI's Top 10 iOS Games For October

It's only appropriate after recently updating a few of our reviews to assess just what you and reviewers around the world voted for as the best iOS games for October 2011. For the first time in a while I had absolutely NO problem at all with our Top 3 picks of the month, but with our buddies over at QI doing all the hard work of collating the numbers from the wider online gaming sphere, it's a snap to see what the highs and lows really were. Quality Index's Top 10 iPhone Games for October 2011 1.   Bike Baron (8.7) 2.   Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation (8.7) 3.  Worms Crazy Golf (8.6) 4.   Mage Gauntlet (8.6) 5.  …


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Now Just 99c For A Limited Time

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 8 months ago
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Now Just 99c For A Limited Time

Square Enix's iPhone port of Xbox Live Arcade title Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now on sale, meaning you can grab the co-operative adventure game for just 99c. Naturally, the game follows Tomb Raider protagonist Lara Croft - and her new partner Totec - as she attempts to nab a mysterious artefact called the Mirror of Smoke, and prevent the God of Darkness from controlling humanity. We gave Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light an impressive 4/5 at review and noted that it "goes the extra distance with a challenging campaign and a fun co-op style for friends to enjoy". Lara's adventure will return to $2.99 on November 14th, so we suggest you go and raid the App Store for it whil…


Review Updates: Kard Combat, Flip Riders, Muffin Knight and Dungeon Defenders

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Review Updates: Kard Combat, Flip Riders, Muffin Knight and Dungeon Defenders

One of the wonderful things about the App Store is that it provides an opportunity for developers to refine their games as time goes on, often to the point of a game hardly resembling what was released in the first place. As such we've had a look at the following titles and we've given them the nudge they deserve as they remain relevant thanks to listening to their respective communities. (Some of the reviews are taking their sweet time to update correctly - they have been edited, please be patient!) Kard Combat (Hothead Games) One of the major weaknesses of Kard Combat when it was released was its lack of customization - something further exascerbated by only having a handful of mages to…


Chicken Rescue Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Chicken Rescue Review

The chickens have come home to roost. That's if you're successful of course. It can be a long arduous journey for a hen to find her chicks and lead them back to their home safely. Especially when everything in the world is seemingly made of rubber and one wrong step can bounce you into oblivion. Chicken rescue to controlled by tilting. Find a comfortable angle, calibrate, and then tilt to move the hen in that direction. The goal of each level is to find the chicks and return them to t…

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Free Codes For Squids Up For Grabs!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Free Codes For Squids Up For Grabs!

If you're a fan of Turn-Based Strategy titles and cute cephalopods then you might have taken notice of our recent review of The Game Baker's game Squids. Like many games around the holiday season, the game was updated with some spooky features along with a handful of bug fixes, but with November already in full swing what's really important is saving up money for the next holiday. Thankfully we've got three codes to give away for those hoping to pinch their pennies and it couldn't be easier to enter! We'll be placing a message on our Twitter feed soon and all you need to do is follow and retweet for your chance to win. Don't have Twitter? Register an account for AppSpy.com and leave a shor…


Junk Jack Review

Review Pixbits SRL By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Junk Jack Review

There's a sort of epiphany, a miniature moment of enlightenment if you will, that comes from a lifetime of playing video games. It can come even earlier than this, but you start to see the vast reams of games you've played as a rainbow of genres, each one blurring seamlessly in to the next with some becoming the strongest example of a specific moment. If you've not played the free-form exploration title Minecraft you've done yourself a disservice; while I personally dipped in and out…

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Sad Robot Review

Review Colorbox By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Sad Robot Review

One gets the feeling upon playing Sad Robot that it was created all around the premise of the catchy theme song that plays during the game. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it might excuse some of the more questionable parts of this experience. Let us explore further. You control a robot flying through space. You collect coins, avoid obstacles, and sometimes you can gain a power-up to aid you. The coins can be used to purchase new robots, upgrade the power-ups and buy items…

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Zen Warrior Review

Review Ignacio Bononi By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Zen Warrior Review

Players tend to expect a lot from fighting games. An eclectic cast of characters with interesting move-sets, good balance in pairings, and a variety of interesting locations to spar in. Zen Warrior gets the last one right but falls a little short in other respects. You play as Kuma, a karate fighter looking to discover himself and further the study of his art. In stage after stage you take on different fighters in a 'best out of three matches' scenario before moving onto the next. The…

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Hands-On Preview of Evertales from Crescent Moon Games

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Hands-On Preview of Evertales from Crescent Moon Games

If you've been wondering what Crescent Moon Games and Thunder Game Works (the boffins behind the Trenches series) have been up to lately, then I present to you their latest collaboration of Evertales. Set for release later this week, the game takes a stab at the action/puzzle platforming formula with a Trine-like twist. Check out the video for initial impressions and details!…