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Oh! Edo Towns Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Oh! Edo Towns Review

I guess this was sort of inevitable - no I don't mean Kairosoft releasing a new game, but rather a game from Kairosoft that touches (if only tangentially) on actual city management games like Sim City. Any real similarity between the classic Sim game and Oh! Edo Towns is only minor, so what does the latest game from the Japanese powerhouse developer have to offer? If you've delved in to their previous games of Hot Springs Story and High School Story you'll get a good sense of deja vu…

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Wizardry Labyrinth of Lost Souls Review

Review ACQUIRE Corp. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Wizardry Labyrinth of Lost Souls Review

I'm prepared to be lynched by the mob, but first hear me out: While I was never a personal fan of the first-person RPG while growing up (even despite some amazing examples of the genre on the Commodore Amiga, I get what makes them so appealing - I love the challenge of overcoming my ignorance and mastering an otherwise puzzling system of gameplay. Unfortunately for Wizardry Labyrinth of Lost Souls this is 2011 and we have better ways to remove 'hand holding' without making a player fee…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 4 November 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 4 November 2011

Additional LinksFlick Golf Extreme - http://itunes.apple.com/app/flick-golf-extreme!-hd/id443136023?mt=8Flick Soccer - http://itunes.apple.com/app/flick-soccer!-hd/id454484314?mt=8Hotspot Football - http://itunes.apple.com/app/hotspot-football-hd/id415906348?mt=8Coin Drop - http://itunes.apple.com/app/coin-drop!/id396119687?mt=8Flick Golf - http://itunes.apple.com/app/flick-golf-hd/id400492358?mt=8Age of Defenders trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2VlBWdrxcMSuper Stickman Golf review - http://www.appspy.com/super-stick-golf-reviewZombieville USA 2 review - http://www.appspy.com/zombieville-usa-2-review…


Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For 24 Hours On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For 24 Hours On iPhone

Super Stickman Golf may have been put off its game slightly by a trademark troll earlier in the year, yet it remains a phenomenally enjoyable iPhone experience. This inventive trajectory-based puzzler from Noodlecake pitched up on AppSpy's green a little under a year ago and received full marks from Andrew on review. The effortlessly simple control method complements the cleverly designed levels rather nicely, while the online multiplayer mode is a genuine treat. So long as you have three mates who own the game, of course. Whether you're a Billy No-Mates of Mr Popular, mind, news that Super Stickman Golf is going free for a day should be music to your ears. 261 holes and Retina display…


Riptide GP Review

Review Vector Unit By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
Riptide GP Review

Full disclosure aside, we here at AppSpy are big fans of the Waverace series on the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube. Will that bias affect our review of the iPhone's latest jet-ski racer, Riptide GP? Well if it's well made there's nothing to worry about. Let us continue. The first thing you'll notice upon loading up a race is the game looks incredibly slick. The water is beautiful and everything is nice and crisp. The game automatically accelerates (although you can turn that off if you wish…

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Q&A With Massive Joe Studios

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Q&A With Massive Joe Studios

To promote the recent release of Age of Monsters - Rock Paper Scissors by Massive Joe Studios, one of the creative minds behind the project, Jeff Matsuda, recently jumped on social site Reddit to perform an AMA ('Ask Me Anything'). Not only was it a huge success from the viewpoint of Matsuda's fans as they got to request some amazing artwork, it provided a unique way to get the word out there about their iOS title. Not to miss a beat, AppSpy has managed to grab hold of Mike Su and Jeff Matsuda from Massive Joe Studios to ask them a few questions. Introductions Massive Joe is founded by Mike Su and Jeff Matsuda. Mike (me, speaking in third person) was previously VP of Games and VP of Produ…


Ninja Ponk Review

Ninja Ponk Review

Ever wonder how ninjas train? Apparently it all has to do with jumping between platforms. What the documentaries fail to mention is the all too important job of the paddler. You see, the crevice is too large for even the most athletic of ninjas to overcome, therefore they need a paddle of varying lengths. This is where you as the player come in. Help train as many ninjas as possible in the time limit by ferrying them to the other side, all the while avoiding the bombs and arrows dedica…

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Monochrome Puzzler Contre Jour Gets Updated With 20 New Levels

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 10 months ago
Monochrome Puzzler Contre Jour Gets Updated With 20 New Levels

The term Contre Jour relates to a specific photography practice in which snapshots are taken with a light source behind the subject. Unsurprisingly, Chillingo's environmental puzzler also focusses on light, tasking you with navigating several monochromatic landscapes in search of its warm glow. Playing as a black blob named Petit, you must utilise tentacles, portals, slingshots, and a variety of other means to reach your goal, as you morph the landscape around your globule. Chillingo have added an all-new chapter - Moonlight - to their popular App Store puzzler, which introduces 20 new levels to explore. These supplement the 60 levels that have been present since the game's launch. Contr…


SpinTrip Review

Review ablemagic By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
SpinTrip Review

Most platformers are content with assigning players a handful of 'powers', be it through tokens they earn that give them temporary special abilities or by using button combinations to add a level of skill to the gameplay. SpinTrip takes a slightly different approach, breaking down the gameplay in to moving left/right and jumping while only being able to activate one power at a time; the catch is, you need to 'find' the power in question first. It's an intriguing idea and where most ga…

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Zombie Samurai Review

Review Alawar Entertainment, Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Zombie Samurai Review

Jumping in to Zombie Samurai by Eye Interactive and Alawar Entertainment almost immediately took me back - not to some distant childhood memory of gaming, but rather to the beginning of my iOS gaming when castle defense titles roamed the landscape like large lumbering behemoths that you couldn't escape. Sure, we see shadows of this rarefied beast now and then in other titles, but this game brings back the genre lock, stock and barrel, perhaps as a reminder of why we've moved on. The p…

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Zombieville USA 2 Review

Review Mika Mobile, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Zombieville USA 2 Review

For those who have been iOS gaming for a while now, Zombieville USA is somewhat of a classic icon of the platform - while it wasn't terribly complicated, trying to survive as long as possible while having limited resources made for a fun distraction, if not actually compelling gameplay for some. Times have changed though and what was refreshing compared to the limited amount of titles available back then isn't quite so fresh any more, so how does Mika Mobile's sequel, Zombieville USA 2…

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Strategy Title King of Dragon Pass Celebrates Birthday With New $5.99 Price Point

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 10 months ago
Strategy Title King of Dragon Pass Celebrates Birthday With New $5.99 Price Point

When it's our birthday, we like to celebrate with heaps of presents, piles of cards, enough booze to sink a small ship, and copious amounts of lovely cake. Developer A Sharp, on the other hand, is celebrating the 12th birthday of King of Dragon Pass by slashing its price, meaning you can now pick up the strategy title for the reduced cost of $5.99. If you're unfamiliar with the game, it's a complex menu-based title set in the fictional world of Glorantha, which challenges you to overcome an almost endless wave of random events. These include choosing whether to share valuable resources with nearby clans, or telling them to get lost - both of which affect later events. King of Dragon Pass…


Com2uS's Tower Defense: Lost Earth Updated With Additional Power-Ups

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Com2uS's Tower Defense: Lost Earth Updated With Additional Power-Ups

You may not necessarily be aware of this, but the term 'tower defense' is copyrighted. The copyright-holder is none other than Com2uS, who waited almost three years before actually cashing in on their lucrative TD trademark (serial number 3442002. Honestly.). Was it worth the wait for an 'official' tower defense on iPhone, then? Yes and no. Yes, because Tower Defense: Lost Earth is undeniably polished, full of game modes, and rewards high score seekers. No, because there's nothing really new or innovative about this particular tower defence experience. Still, we awarded it a handsome 4/5 on review, and we're stoked to see it updated by the developers with additional power-ups, includin…


Chicken Coup Remix Review

Review Puppy Punch Productions By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
Chicken Coup Remix Review

Feeling cooped up? Outfoxed? Tired of reviews full of stupid puns pertaining to the game at hand? Well we can't help you out with that last one but Chicken coop Remix by Punch Puppy Studios may just entertain you enough to chase away all the frustration. Then again, it might exacerbate it. There are two chicken coops and two different colored chickens, white and yellow. The white chickens need to be herded into the white coop, and the yellow chickens into their coop. It's self explana…

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Top 3 iOS Games for October 2011

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for October 2011

I won't lie, I like months like this - the burden of sifting through the games you've played and trying to judge each one on an individual merit to see whether it JUST pips out one game out for another can be at best tiresome, and at worst a frustrating chore as you struggle with some hair-splitting decisions. So when I get a month like this past October with its huge highlights, the only problem I have left is stopping myself from gushing too much about these titles. So, if you've got a budget or if you're just looking for the best of the best, here's the Top 3 iPhone Games for October 2011. 3. Mage Gauntlet (Rocketcat Games) $2.99 To be sure, any developer worth their salt sho…