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4-Player Split-Screen Mode Incoming In Real Racing 2 Via AirPlay Mirroring

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
4-Player Split-Screen Mode Incoming In Real Racing 2 Via AirPlay Mirroring

To no great surprise whatsoever, Firemint's technically astounding Real Racing 2 roared onto AppSpy's round-up of 2010's best games in January. Improvements in the graphical, handling, and multiplayer departments were obvious even to the untrained eye, yet Real Racing 2's creators Firemint want to push the technological envelope further. One of the most intriguing - and potentially revolutionary - elements from a gaming perspective in the forthcoming iOS 5 software update is AirPlay Mirroring, which pipes content from an iPhone 4S onto a HD TV wirelessly. And Real Racing 2 will be one of the first iPhone titles to take advantage of this new feature once iOS 5 is made available to the publ…


QI's Top 10 iOS Games For September

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
QI's Top 10 iOS Games For September

Spare a thought for our very own Richard Brown as he slaves away crunching numbers each month in an attempt to determine once and for all who the true videogame victors are according to the critics and you the consumer. Quality Index' Top 10 iOS Games for September 2011 1) Jetpack Joyride Halfbrick Studios (9.1)2) DrawRace 2 Chillingo (9.0)3) Samurai Bloodshow Sega (8.4)4) Muffin Knight Angry Mob Games (8.3)5) Pocket RPG iPhone Edition Crescent Moon Games (8.3)6) Grand Prix Story Kairosoft (8.1)7) Tiny Heroes Simutronics (8.1)8) NFL Rivals NaturalMotion (7.9)9) Tiny Invaders Hogrocket (7.2)10) Frogger Decades Konami (7.0) It seems the critics a…


Dark Meadow Review

Dark Meadow Review

Infinity Blade did something clever when it originally came out - and no I don't mean the graphics or oddly enough the gameplay itself, but rather the way in which it embraced the all too common trope of an amnesiac hero and spun it in to gold. While Dark Meadow by Phosphor Games Studio attempts to capture the engaging spirit of this new breed of RPG, it stumbles in key points, making it hard to truly fall in love with it. The main character is a mystery - essentially without identity…

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A Moment of Silence For Steve Jobs

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
A Moment of Silence For Steve Jobs

Sometimes its hard to find the words in a situation like this - people like Steve Jobs are often distant to a degree that their passing is merely something to note. However, each day I go to work and even when I'm not at work, the legacy of this man's vision keeps me in touch; keeps me entertained; keeps me informed; and ultimately, has changed how I engage with the world around me. The fact that he has done this for so many others around the world as well only makes it all the more impactful. I have never been a PC or an Apple person - despite the intense feelings people have regarding their technology, I've always personally believed in picking the right tool for the problem at hand. At t…


Boss Battles Review

Review Backflip Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Boss Battles Review

There was a period where I couldn't go a week without a shooter of some variety to gush about or strip down; while trends like this are to be expected, it sorely tested my interest in the genre. What makes it odd is the distinct void that I hadn't anticipated from having not played a shooter in a long time and the idea of Boss Battle's free abstract boss-fighting gameplay was like an oasis in a vast, dry desert. One should caveat the whole 'free' thing before moving on though; for tho…

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Apple Unveils Dual-Core iPhone 4S With 8-Megapixel Camera

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
Apple Unveils Dual-Core iPhone 4S With 8-Megapixel Camera

After numeorus rumours, assumptions, photographs, and more rumours, Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone: the iPhone 4S. The smartphone, which will ship with iOS 5, comes packing the same dual-core A5 processor found in the iPad 2, and a new and improved 8-megapixel camera. Other notable additions include the same AirPlay Mirroring functionality found - once again - in the iPad 2, and Siri, an impressive personal assistant that you can ask to complete tasks, just by talking to your phone. Finally, if you're partial to a bit of travelling, you'll be pleased to read that the new iPhone 4S can connect to both GSM and CDMA-based networks. The iPhone 4S will be available to pre-order thi…


Slam Dunk King Review

Review PikPok By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
Slam Dunk King Review

As freemium games become more and more popular as a monetary system for apps, the focus of a review no longer rests on whether or not a game is worth a player's money, but more along the lines of is it fun enough to pay to unlock additional content, and are there others ways to progress in game. Slam Dunk King is a high score arcade game based on swiping controls. It's more than a little reminiscent of Fruit Ninja in how a simple idea can be both a joy to play and addictive. The game…

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NBA 2K12 for iPhone Review

Review 2K Sports By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
NBA 2K12 for iPhone Review

Barring the relatively recent addition of NBA JAM to iOS' roster of games, Basketball has been somewhat poorly represented on the App Store. Given that its only real competition is purely arcade-fodder, NBA 2K12 for iPhone by Take-Two and 2K Games doesn't need to do much to stand out and impress, but it has none-the-less managed to be more than a cash-in on this void. As to be expected players can jump in and control any one of the 30 NBA teams on offer with their current roster and s…

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Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

Developer Kairosoft has decided to slash the price of two of its most addictive iPhone games for a limited time, meaning you feed your craving for a top management title for just $1.99. Grand Prix Story, which earned a 4/5 at review, sees you take the reins of an up-and-coming racing team, hire and fire drivers and mechanics, research new vehicles and parts, and secure profitable sponsorships.  Pocket Academy, on the other hand, gives you the rather less glamorous task of running your own school. Naturally, this involves handpicking teaching staff, constructing and rearranging classrooms, and performing the morally dubious duty of picking the week's 'hot couple'. It also man…


FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

It's that time of year again when all the new annual iterations of EA Sports' line up get released, and us reviewers are stuck with the task of not only treating these titles as their own game, but simultaneously comparing them to every previous yearly release and seeing how they stack up. So how does FIFA 12 stack up in the world of electronic soccer simulation? Let us delve in and find out. First off, for those who bemoaned FIFA 11 for neglecting a comprehensive football manager mod…

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Pixel Ranger Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
Pixel Ranger Review

If there's one thing that the 1978 release of Space Invaders lacked it was the human connection. We never saw these invading aliens affecting the life of the average working joe, and that's where Pixel Ranger excels, in giving us the anguish of one lone ranger, as he loses his horse, his wife, and yes, even his sheep to the heartless menace of an alien invading force. Hyperbole aside, Pixel Ranger is a fun little arcade game in the same ballpark as Space Invaders. Alien ships hover ac…

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Top 3 iOS Games for September 2011

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for September 2011

After looking back at the games that punctuated the month of September, it was clear who the winners and grinners really were. That isn't to say we were lacking in decent games to choose from, but the best of the best managed to reach stellar levels, making this an amazing (and surprisingly cheap) month for fans of top-shelf gaming. Transcript Is it just me, or did September just manage to drag on and on, and on, and on, and on? After looking through the archives to work out the Top 3 iPhone games for September it dawned on me that it's probably because we had five major release days throughout the month (including the odd special release here or there) - that's a heck of a lot o…


3 New Tracks Added To Groove Coaster Official Soundtrack

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
3 New Tracks Added To Groove Coaster Official Soundtrack

You don't need me to tell you how valuable and instructive a resource AppSpy is for iPhone gaming. That's basically because you're on the site already and reading this. We've ensnared you! A-ha! If you happened to miss our Andrew's rundown of the best iPhone games of July 2011, you won't be aware that Taito's Groove Coaster made the cut. Shame on you. Putting aside your gross negligence for a minute, Groove Coaster is an audio/visual experience like no other on iPhone. Tap in time with searing hip-hop, indie, and techno beats to guide your avatar along stretches of snaking roller coaster track. The developers are clearly keen to keep you - ahem - entranced by the rhythm-action gameplay…


RobotRiot Review

Review Glowing Eye Games Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
RobotRiot Review

While some games are interested in only approximating platformers from the 90s, Robotriot by Glowing Eye Games seeks to be the kind of game you'd have shelled out for on a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). Although it doesn't reach the par excellence of titles like Super Metroid, it does bring back memories of Summer days spent trying to knock out the next in a series of brutal, but fair stages while blasting away bad-guys wholesale. The main character looks much like a rob…

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15 New Levels In Angry Birds Rio for iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
15 New Levels In Angry Birds Rio for iPhone

I am neither prepared to insult your intelligence nor squander precious moments of your time by explaining the concept of Angry Birds Rio. Suffice to say: if you have yet to be struck by the Angry Birds fever, then mobile gaming probably isn't for you. Fans of Rovio's fowl-flinging puzzler - and there are many a million - will be delighted to read that the Brasil-based edition has been updated. So, "what constitutes an update in the world of Angry Birds Rio?" we hear you all ask. Well, 15 brand-new levels, some fresh achievements, and a boss battle. Swoop over to the App Store now and install the update for Angry Birds Rio. You know you want to.…