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Idyllic! Review

Review FatCow Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
Idyllic! Review

For a while after first playing Idyllic, we here at AppSpy were a little confused. Yes the visuals of this bizarre alien landscape combined with the amazing music indeed painted an idyllic picture, but then there was the gameplay. Every time the character we controlled touched one of the islands, the island itself would burst from gloomy blues into earthy greens and browns, but the trees would be destroyed, leaving only leaf-less husks. Was our character bringing life back to this alie…

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Win An iPad 2 In Smartphone Alliance Reader Survey 2011

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Win An iPad 2 In Smartphone Alliance Reader Survey 2011

Have you ever gazed longingly down at that thing in your lap and thought, "Hmmm, if only it were bigger"? That's why Apple invented the iPad. To stop you from suffering from Little Man Syndrome forever, the publishers of AppSpy - Steel Media - are giving you the chance to win an iPad 2 (or Android tablet) via its Smartphone Alliance ad network. All you have to do, fair AppSpy readers, to be in with a shout of landing that free iPad 2 is answer a few questions on your smartphone habits in the Smartphone Alliance Reader Survey 2011. So, five minutes out of your day for a lifetime of touchscreen-tablet happiness. Seems like a good swap. Just remember one thing: big up AppSpy in Question 15…


HECTOR: Ep3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom Review

Review Telltale Inc By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
HECTOR: Ep3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom Review

It becomes increasingly difficult to review episodic games like Hector and other releases from Telltale because all the episodes of a series are planned together, so there's usually not much difference in quality of presentation, writing or gameplay. Hector – Beyond Reasonable Doom is the third and final installment in this series based on the world's worst police officer. Like episode one, the previous game left on a cliffhanger, with both Hector and Lambert finding out the ide…

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Hands-On Preview of Katamari Amoré by Namco Bandai

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Hands-On Preview of Katamari Amoré by Namco Bandai

This week we have something extra special as we take a look at Namco Bandai's latest installment in the Katamari series on the iOS. Screenshots available below the preview video.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 23 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 23 September 2011

Come sit a while and listen as we regail you with news of the week for fans of iOS gaming. Relevant Links:Split Kick interview with 11 Bit - http://splitkick.com/11bit-studios-anomaly-warzone-earth-interview/Mage Gauntlet Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mneJ5ZD2Yzc&feature=player_embeddedPGUK's Hands-on with Theme Park - http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Multiformat/Theme+Park/news.asp?c=33476Harbor Master review - http://www.appspy.com/harbor-master-reviewPlunderland review - http://www.appspy.com/plunderland-reviewMonkey Island 2 review - http://www.appspy.com/monkey-island-2-special-edition-lechucks-revenge-reviewCaptain Skyro Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…


Burn the Rope Worlds Review

Review Big Blue Bubble By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
Burn the Rope Worlds Review

It's been closing in on a year since the original Burn the Rope was released in December of 2010. Now developers Big Blue Bubble have released Burn the Rope: Worlds. Packed with heaps of new content and a new game mode, does this title light a fire under what made the original great, or does it fizzle out? The gameplay is identical to the original release. Tapping anywhere on the rope of the level will start a fire. These fires burn upwards, and go out if not moving, so you need to co…

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Tiny Heroes Review

Review Simutronics Corp By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
Tiny Heroes Review

Tower defense games are a dime a dozen these days. With that being the case it's often hard to be excited about yet another addition to the genre. Tiny Heroes is not the first TD game to switch the dynamic around, putting you in the shoes of the villains and having you defeat incoming heroes, but it presents itself with enough solid gameplay and charm to have a fighting chance. Each level begins with a new dungeon resting between the waves of heroes and your treasure room. Before the…

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Tee Off With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 For Free On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Tee Off With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 For Free On iPhone

I'm happy to go on record and state that Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods has been a naughty little cub of late. With both his pro and pro life in tatters after those infamous November 2009 extramarital revelations, Tiger's due some good news. That'll have to wait, I'm afraid, though we do have some good news to share ABOUT Tiger Woods this morning on AppSpy. Yes, indeed, EA's 4* Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 game for iPhone has pitched up on the App Store green for free. You read that right: the full Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for iPhone experience - not some Lite / ad-supported version - is available from Apple's clubhouse for nothing. It's been slashed by the developers on account of the ongoing PGA Tou…


Hector: Ep3 - Beyond Reasonable Doom Staggers Onto the App Store For $4.99

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Hector: Ep3 - Beyond Reasonable Doom Staggers Onto the App Store For $4.99

'Twas only six weeks ago that AppSpy writer Ryan put out an APB on the second instalment in the Hector series on iPhone. Lo and behold, AppSpy chief (games) inspector Andrew has received word on the App Store wire that the successor to Hector: Ep 2 - Senseless Acts of Justice is roaming free on iPhone. He immediately relayed that sensitive information to me, of course. And asked me to post a notice on the site. So, here it is. According to our intel, the darkly humorous Hector: Ep3 - Beyond Reasonable Doom stars the puzzle-solving, titular, alcoholic, rotund detective inspector, who is on a mission to save the town of Clappers Wreake from annihilation. Given that Episodes 1 and 2 in Hect…


Updated Squads In First Touch Soccer On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 10 months ago
Updated Squads In First Touch Soccer On iPhone

For those of you still recovering from last night's pulsating La Liga encounter between Valencia and Barcelona, you may wanna look away or else risk a spell in football rehab. With the transfer window well and truly closed, soccer clubs around Europe cannot sign any more reinforcements to their squads, meaning no outrageous bid from Manchester City for Lionel Messi until January at the earliest. This gives footy game developers the opportunity to catch up on a bit of transfer admin and update all of the various league and team databases. Makers of first-class football sim First Touch Soccer Exient have been busier than most over the last few weeks, then, but they've got there. The latest…


Globulos Mania Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
Globulos Mania Review

How far can you stretch a premise? Oh wait, we've already used that opening line here at AppSpy and it was for a game reviewed quite recently too. A shame cause Globulos Mania is all about the stretching. If turn based stretching is your thing, you'll find all you want and more right here. Let's explore further. Globulos Mania is a series of mini games, all of which can either be played against the computer or online against other players. The rules of the game are varied, but the mec…

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Where's My Water? Review

Review Disney By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Where's My Water? Review

All it takes is one game to really shine to make my week feel great and it's even better when it comes from a game you least expected the feeling to come from. As much as the 'cute creature physics puzzler' formula has been exploited on the App Store, Creature Feep and Disney's latest title Where's My Water? is just too charming and too fun to ignore. Those familiar with Doodle Lab101 by FunTribe will be right at home as the basic gameplay revolves around shifting a liquid (water in t…

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Another World - 20th Anniversary Review

Review DotEmu By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
Another World - 20th Anniversary Review

In a recent News Wrap-Up I confessed that I had never played Eric Chahi's classic title Another World and I've always felt a twinge of regret on that score. Thankfully the 20th Anniversary release of the title from Bulkypix and retro-game specialists DotEmu has helped me to correct this oversight, but does this 20 year old game stand the test of time? You play the role of Lester, a research scientist who finds himself transported Out of This World and you'll need to face off against t…

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Bumpy Road On Sale For 99c For 3 Days In Celebration Of 100,000 Downloads

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 10 months ago
Bumpy Road On Sale For 99c For 3 Days In Celebration Of 100,000 Downloads

Simogo's Bumpy Road has been slashed in price for just three days in celebration of the 'love story on four wheels' attracting 100,000 downloads. Rated 5/5 on AppSpy and included in our Top 3 iOS games of May 2011 round-up, Bumpy Road sees you modifying an endless brick road with your finger, so that you may safely escort a pair of pensioners off on a romantic drive together. Memories can be collected en route, which fuel your vehicle and provide temporary bouts of invulnerability. There are several game modes for you to work your way through and a selection of automotive extras, such as Retina display support and Game Center leaderboards / achievements. Bumpy Road will be on sale for 99…