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Apple Rumours Suggest App Store Redesign This Year

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Apple Rumours Suggest App Store Redesign This Year

Almost 25 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store since its July 2008 launch, and in all that time, it hasn't changed much. It would seem that a major redesign could be in the works, though, if a report from 9to5Mac is to be believed. Apparently, Apple is planning to overhaul both the iTunes Store and the App Store, making app discovery on iOS devices easier - good news for both users and developers. File this one as a rumour for now, but if a redesign is in the works, it would make sense for Apple to launch it alongside a new iPhone model later in the year.…


On the Hop Review

Review Cassiop Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
On the Hop Review

Part of what makes a good platformer is simplicity in control. On the iPhone this can lead to a disadvantage as you're missing the tactile feedback of a d-pad, analogue stick or buttons, and most platformers try to replicate these control schemes with the touch screen. The best examples of the genre on the platform are those that try and work around this limitation, using the advantages and simplicity of touch controls to create a memorable platforming experience. On the Hop succeeds i…

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Pinball Arcade Review

Review FarSight Studios By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Pinball Arcade Review

Anyone who has frequented an arcade has most likely had an encounter with a pinball machine. Part videogame with its animated scoreboard and goals, part mechanical contraption with its flippers, bumpers, ramps, and mischievous metal ball flailing around the table. They're a unique annal in the history of the arcade that at least in western countries has become a relic of the past. Enter Farsight Studios with Pinball arcade, recreating some of the most famous and popular pinball tables…

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Star Wars Pit Droids Review

Review LucasArts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Star Wars Pit Droids Review

To coincide with the re-release of The Phantom Menace in 3d, it's obvious that Lucasfilm would release some game tie-ins. You know, usually average action adventure or racing games that reflect sequences or the plot of the movie. Your usual fare. To that end, it was rather surprising and encouraging to play Star Wars Pit Droids. Not only is it a rather decent licensed game, it's also a pretty simple puzzle game whose difficulty rises nicely until you're pulling your hair out wondering…

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Bubble in Paradise™ Review

Review Clickgamer.com By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Bubble in Paradise™ Review

With word games, there are generally two kinds. Your slow and steady searching for the best use of available letters before letting fly, and the fast paced create any word that pops into your head immediately before the timer runs down. Bubbles in Paradise is the latter with the addition of the letters themselves being in expanding bubbles that need to be popped as soon as possible, because the longer these letters stay on the screen, the larger the bubbles get, leaving less room for t…

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Apple's App Store About To Reach 25 Billion Downloads

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Apple's App Store About To Reach 25 Billion Downloads

Nearly 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's App Store since July 2008. That's quite a lot, and Apple is understandably keen to celebrate this milestone sales figure. Luckily for us, the Cupertino company has decided to mark the occasion with a massive giveaway, rather than just an office party. The prize on offer is a $10,000 App Store gift card, and it could be yours if you're the person to download the 25 billionth app. Or you could just fill out this form on Apple's website for a chance to win. If you want to keep an eye on the running total, perhaps in the hope that you can swoop in and bag the 25 billionth download, then you can do so here.…


Open-World Classic Grand Theft Auto 3 Reduced To 99c This Weekend

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Open-World Classic Grand Theft Auto 3 Reduced To 99c This Weekend

Rockstar Games's controversial open-world classic Grand Theft Auto 3 is currently available at the discounted price of 99c in celebration of Presidents' Day weekend in the USA. Originally realeased for the PlayStation 2 back in 2001, GTA 3's blend of sandbox freedom, social satire, and vehicular carnage proved an instant hit with critics and players alike. The iPhone re-release, which careened onto the App Store last December, was similarly well received. Take a look at our 5/5 review to see what we thought was so great about it. Or you could check out our Top 10 iPhone games of 2011. If you're hoping to ascend the ranks of the criminal underworld, or just run over some unwitting pedestr…


Spice Bandits Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Spice Bandits Review

In one of the more funny introductions to a game we've encountered in a while, Spice Bandits introduces the Spice Bandits, a galactic brand of pirates who plunder entire worlds in search of their precious addictive habit. Now they've set their sites on Earth. Most games would have you fight back the invading forces, but not this one. Do you have what it takes to help the pirates beat back Earth's defense force all in the name of spice? If so, please continue with the review. Once the…

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Little Acorns Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Little Acorns Review

Little Acorns has a simple premise. Your family of squirrels has returned from an outing to discover that your acorn stash has been pinched by thieving raccoons! Knowing that one should never let a raccoon get away with this sort of thing, and as the head of your squirrely household, you must traverse across the years and seasons to re-obtain what is rightfully yours. This is what one might call a bite-sized platformer. Each level only takes a couple minutes to complete and is its own…

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J-Werewolf: EP1 Review

Review Daniel Novais By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
J-Werewolf: EP1 Review

Female ninja Eileen is just minding her business jumping from rooftop to rooftop when a crowd gathers around a spaceship that has just descended. A enigmatic T-rex named Trex pops out and enlists Eileen to help him regain control of his flying saucer. From there it's a side scrolling trek through the ship, defeating enemies, exploring different zones, defeating bosses, and upgrading your abilities. Think a Metroid game with a more lighthearted feel. Eileen is controlled by on-screen b…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 17 February 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 17 February 2012

New servers for AppSpy's website, great game releases that have made my jaw drop and some amazing pieces of news - this week has certainly come up Milhouse for this reviewer. What could have this grizzled old-soul so excited? Well lets jump right in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 17th of February, 2012. NERF Lazer Tag With iOS FeaturesIn my household there exist four people. All four of us have NERF weapons of varying sizes - you could claim some were merely for self defense, but honestly, sneaking up and launching a secret barrage of foamy-dart death is just too hilarious to pass up. So when NERF decided to move to the Lazer Tag arena, I got a little excited... better still b…


Tim Schafer Confirms Plans For iOS Version Of Double Fine Adventure

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Tim Schafer Confirms Plans For iOS Version Of Double Fine Adventure

Tim Schafer, the man behind classic point-and-click adventures such as Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango, took to crowdfunding website Kickstarter last week in a bid to raise $400,000 to make a brand-new adventure game. Schafer explained that publishers were unlikely to ever back such a project, and so asked fans to fund its development instead. At the time of writing, fans have pledged more than $1,850,000 on the project's Kickstarter page. The game's budget has increased quite suddenly, then, and Schafer's team at independent studio Double Fine have been looking at how best to use all that extra cash. In a video emailed to the project's backers (posted below), Schafer confirmed pla…


League of Evil 2 Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
League of Evil 2 Review

When League of Evil first hit the App Store, it proved (once again) that platformers don't have to feel clunky and imprecise thanks to poor controls. The snappy and responsive system of double-jumps, wall-sliding and wall-bouncing allowed for complex level designs that tested the players skill, making every star earned feel like a badge of honor. League of Evil 2 doesn't so much as push that boundary any further as it refines an already amazing title in to something with better visual…

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Beat Sneak Bandit Review

Review Simogo By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Beat Sneak Bandit Review

Simogo are quickly establishing themselves as the quirky, but undoubtedly rock-solid sort of developer you can trust to bring quality gaming to the App Store. Beat Sneak Bandit is the latest release from the Swedish developers and is easily their greatest triumph as it elegantly blends addictive gameplay with audio/visual elements to create a jaw-dropping puzzle experience. All the clocks in the world have been stolen, but the Beat Sneak Bandit has a good idea where they've all been t…

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League of Evil 2 Brings Another Dose Of Scientist Punching To iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
League of Evil 2 Brings Another Dose Of Scientist Punching To iPhone

League of Evil 2 has hit the App Store today, launching at the discounted price of 99c. Boasting 103 levels of tight platforming action, this much-anticipated sequel has you bounding through 2D environments with a vital mission. To punch scientists in the face. Evil scientists, mind. With stars awarded based on how quickly you complete each level, three-star obsessives will have to use every acrobatic trick in the book to ace the stages, including double-jumping, flipping, and wall-jumping. This follow-up to Ravenous Games's 5/5 platformer League of Evil does away with the pixel-art visuals of its predecessor, opting instead for hand-drawn animations by indie studio Bulletproof Outlaws.…