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My Little Hero Review

Review NCSOFT By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
My Little Hero Review

I freely admit that as a child I had a stuffed toy that I brought to bed and while I knew he couldn't talk or interact with me, I liked to pretend he could at least understand me. The idea of loosing him would have been horrible, probably more so if it was the fabled Boogeyman that did it, so its no surprise to see the diminutive hero of My Little Hero braving the wilds to get him back. The game is simple to pick up and play, sporting a basic virtual stick and button setup to move aro…

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Saving Private Sheep 2 Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Saving Private Sheep 2 Review

Wolves eat sheep. Everybody knows this, but did you know that a well placed porcupine will cause a wolf to cough that sheep right back up no worse for wear? A sheepish general observed by luck this phenomenon and now armed with this knowledge, a platoon of sheep soldiers, slingshots, and a load of porcupines dedicated to the cause, it's time to wage war on the wolves and rescue as many wooly brethren as possible. In the vein of Angry Birds and the countless other games in the physics…

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Robbery Bob Sneaks Onto New Zealand App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Robbery Bob Sneaks Onto New Zealand App Store

Chillingo's Robbery Bob has infiltrated the New Zealand App Store, meaning that this criminal caper should sneak onto UK and US App Stores at midnight tonight. Cast as the titular thief, you must sneak and steal your way through an entire town, collecting swag and evading capture by local law enforcement. With a top-down view of the action, you'll tiptoe your way through suburban homes, scale up apartments, and even research laboratories on the hunt for valuables. Later on, you'll have to deal with patrolling security and pesky pooches, too. With vivid visuals, exaggerated animations, and a streak of humour running throughout, Robbery Bob looks well worth a play - although you may have to…


Wacoon Jump! - Super Land Platformer Review

Review Yannick Berthier By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Wacoon Jump! - Super Land Platformer Review

The heyday of the platformer was the 16-bit era of the early 90s. At this time many games tried to emulate the success of those on top of the genre, but few really came close to understanding what made the Marios and Sonics work so well. Lately on the iPhone we've seen a small resurgence of the 2d platformer, and Wawa Land is the latest entry. What we have here is a game that has a lot of great ideas wrapped in good presentation. Why are these good ideas you ask? Well because most of t…

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Alien Gardening Sim Waking Mars Has Its Price Pruned

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Alien Gardening Sim Waking Mars Has Its Price Pruned

Waking Mars, the extraterrestrial gardening sim from Tiger Style, has had its price pruned from $4.99 to $2.99. The game sees you restoring life to the red planet as you cultivate vegetation in Mars's underground cave networks. These tunnels play host to a vast interconnected ecosystem of alien flora, and in a bid to escape after a cave in leaves you trapped you'll have to study this extraterrestrial ecology. We adored Waking Mars and its curious mixture of platforming and botany. In our 5/5 AppSpy review, we described the game simply as "a must have for all iOS gamers". Waking Mars is currently available for $2.99. With its price at an all-time low, now's the time to exercise your green…


Escape from Age of Monsters Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Escape from Age of Monsters Review

'Escape from' is Ayopa Games and Massive Joe Studios latest addition to the 'Age of Monsters' franchise - a series that started off with a free Rock, Paper, Scissors game that introduced us to the world. Gizzard has been chosen by gauntlets infused with power enough to destroy the monsters rampaging around the city, but first he'll need to escape with children in-tow. The first thing that stands out about Escape is its presentation - on the latest iOS devices the game looks absolutely…

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Ballistic SE Review

Review Radiangames By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Ballistic SE Review

Radiangames last made an impression on us at AppSpy a little over a month ago with the simple, but thoroughly impressive 'twin stick' title, Fireball Special Edition. Its focus on passive-aggressive play made it a true test of skill as you balanced great rewards with great risk. The developer's latest release, Ballistic Special Edition is far more traditional in its design, sticking to the twin-stick formula, albeit with a few twists. For those familiar with Fireball, the game will be…

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Ion Racer Review

Review MindJolt By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Ion Racer Review

Perhaps it's an unfair expectation, but upon hearing the title, we expected a sub-atomic racer where electrons and protons sped past each other, the winners gaining atomic and molecular supremacy. What we have is a free to play Wipeout-esque hover racer that plays out like an endless runner on an extended track to nowhere. With some manipulation of time and plenty of upgrades, lets see how this handles as a game. Control is standard iPhone racer fare. Tilting turns you left and right…

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Cubis Creatures Review

Review FreshGames, LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Cubis Creatures Review

While playing a trick on your furry friends, a spell was cast that put them all to sleep. How in the world can you wake someone up under a magic sleep spell (aside from smooching of course)? Well one way might be to complete level upon level of colored block busting action. And where does this block puzzler take place you ask? Why inside of the open mouths of our hapless sleeping victims of course. Sanitary Cubis Creatures is a variation on the match three block puzzle phenomenon. Tow…

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Worms Crazy Golf Available Now At A Discounted Price

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Worms Crazy Golf Available Now At A Discounted Price

Team17's carefully measured blend of invertebrate slaughter and golf Worms Crazy Golf is available at the discount price of 99c. This arcade golf game has you driving for par in the colourful 2D world of Worms, avoiding exploding gardeners as you pitch onto the green. We were surprised by just how well the classic Worms mechanics translate to the world of golf, and relieved to see that the series's trademark humour (and explosions) had made the transition intact. As such, we awarded Worms Crazy Golf a mighty fine 4/5 in our AppSpy review. That's equivalent to an eagle. Or a birdie. Or something. Worms Crazy Golf is usually priced at $2.99, and there's no word on how long this discount wi…


Smash Cops Goes Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Smash Cops Goes Free For A Limited Time

Smash Cops's price has swerved off the road and crashed into a ditch. This over-the-top racing game is currently available from the App Store free of charge for a limited time. Playing out like an episode of World's Wildest Police Videos - sans the inappropriately gleeful presenter -  Smash Cops puts you behind the wheel of a police cruiser and tasks you with hunting down suspects on crowded highways. To take a suspect into custody, all you need do is bash the heck out of his vehicle. Driving into them works just fine, but you can also boost into the perp to send him careening off the road. It suffers from a slight lack of variety, but we got a real kick out of Smash Cops's exaggerat…


Friday News Wrap-Up 27 April 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 27 April 2012

Around my side of the planet things are wet, cold and otherwise dreary - perfect weather for snuggling up on the couch and watching my favorite shows and playing my favorite games. Sadly I won't be able to get to my weekend of adding to my couch-dent until I cover the news of the week, so without further more to say...This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 27th of April, 2012. Might & Magic: Duel of ChampionsThe world of Might & Magic has seen itself go through more than a few genres in an attempt to give fans a chance to experience its long-running story in new ways. Soon Ubisoft will be tackling the CCG genre with 'Duel of Champions', bringing the title to the PC and iP…


Photon Review

Review Valhalla Studios Bifrost By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Photon Review

[This title is the Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 27th of April, 2012] I recently caught up with some of the fine lads who work with the Australian developer Valhalla Studios Bifrost and it struck me as odd that I hadn't checked out their relatively recent arcade puzzle title, Photon. Sporting a Tron-like neon visual style, the gameplay itself takes its cues from the three-match genre. The game's catch is simple - tilting can jiggle around the orbs, allowing you acce…

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Spell Sword Review

Review Everplay By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Spell Sword Review

Arena platformers in the vein of games like Super Crate Box haven't been explored too extensively - sure, you can find pretenders to the throne, but there's only so much you can do with randomized weapons and raging enemies. Spellsword seeks to break from this mold, eschewing ranged weapons and mindlessly falling enemies to try something new. For the most-part, your attacks are completely melee based, placing you face-to-face with the variety of enemies that fly, bounce, drop, roll, e…

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iPhone Tower Offense Classic Anomaly Warzone Earth Currently Half Price

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
iPhone Tower Offense Classic Anomaly Warzone Earth Currently Half Price

11 bit studios's tower offense classic Anomaly Warzone Earth is currently available at half its usual price. The vanilla iPhone app is down to just 99c (from its usual $1.99), while the fancy Universal app for devices with Retina displays is down to $1.99 (from its usual price of $3.99). In an inspired bit of role reversal, Anomaly Warzone Earth tosses aside the well-worn tower defence template aside and casts you as the attacking force. Assaulting a heavily fortified position, you'll need to think strategically, exploiting your units' strengths to destroy enemy defences and deploying power-ups wisely to press home your advantage. We simply couldn't get enough of Anomaly Warzone Earth's…