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Fireball SE Review

Review Radiangames By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Fireball SE Review

Back when everyone and their best friend were playing Geometry Wars, I found the 'Pacifism' mode of Retro Evolved 2 to be my absolute favorite. All of the over-the-top twitch-based shooting was shelved to make way for skillful piloting as you balanced along the fine line of risk vs. reward. Fireball SE by Luke Schneider takes a crack at the same formula, albeit with some fresh twists that will have you risking more than you can handle. Players can choose between either a fixed or floa…

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The King of Fighters-i- Is Reduced To $2.99 For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
The King of Fighters-i- Is Reduced To $2.99 For A Limited Time

SNK Playmore's iPhone interpretation of their venerable The King of Fighters franchise is currently available at a discount price. The King of Fighters-i- is now $2.99, down from its usual price of $6.99. Offering four different single-player modes and local multiplayer options, The King of Fighters-i- is a comprehensive package, which boasts a deep fighting system and superbly animated brawlers. We loved the game's touchscreen interface and beautifully rendered arcade action, awarding the title full marks in our AppSpy review last year. What's more, the game's only got bigger and better since its release, for the original cast of 14 fighters has been expanded to an impressive 20. You're…


Lunar Racer Is Free To Download For A Limited Time Only

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Lunar Racer Is Free To Download For A Limited Time Only

Super Stickman Golf isn't the only game from Noodlecake Studios that's currently available for nowt on the App Store. The firm's excellent 2D driving game Lunar Racer is currently available free of charge for a limited time. Lunar Racer is - in the words of the developers - a mash-up of Tiny Wings and Mario Kart, which combines the hilly momentum-gathering of the former with the weapon-enhanced motoring of the latter. Competing against AI drivers or local multiplayer rivals on the bumpy surface of a tiny moon, you'll have to contend with treacherous low-grav terrain and the constant threat of a guided missile homing in on your tailpipe. We had oodles of fun playing Lunar Racer, and altho…


English Country Tune Review

Review increpare By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
English Country Tune Review

This game came to our attention via an article in the New Yorker about ultra difficulty in games. In some ways its easy to see why English Country Tune was one of the focuses of the piece. What we have here is an abstract puzzle game with little to no direction, that should appeal to hardcore puzzle aficionados. What about the rest of the gaming populace however? Well you may be intrigued by what's on offer here. The first world of the game, 'larva' revolves around putting the spheric…

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SpellTower Review

Review Zach Gage By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
SpellTower Review

Your average word game never fails to impress on some level as word formation is such a simple yet addictive puzzle for our brains to solve. What sets some above others is not only the format of finding words, but the elegance of word creation itself, and this is where Spelltower by Zach Gage shines. Words are created by swiping through letters. Not just vertically and horizontally however, but diagonally as well. And it's not to say it's like a word find either. You can start your wo…

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Incoming Update To Draw Something Will Bring Social Network Integration and More

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Incoming Update To Draw Something Will Bring Social Network Integration and More

OMGPOP have outlined the contents of the next update for their social mega-hit on iPhone Draw Something. The first of these is designed to make the game that little bit more social, handing users the ability to share drawings over Twitter and Facebook or save them straight onto the iPhone. So, you can expect your news feeds and timelines to be inundated with childlike scribblings very soon. An undo button is also promised, and this minor addition will be welcomed by clumsy players worldwide (me included), as it allows you to remove your last brush stroke without the need for precision erasing. Finally, you can expect more words, an increased maximum streak (changed from 99 to 999), and i…


Retro Racing Temporarily Unavailable

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Retro Racing Temporarily Unavailable

Recently, AppSpy awarded Qwak developer Jamie Woodhouse with a solid 4/5 for his most recent work, Retro Racing. Sadly the game is temporarily unavailable due to an oversight caused by needing to migrate to a new developer account. The fun rocket-pocket racing title is expected to show up again (with any luck) in a 'few days', but more importantly Jamie is keen to get back to developing new titles while updating Retro Racing. For more details, hit up Jamie's blog here. [Retro Racing received a final score of 3.6/5 and was reviewed on the 23rd of February, 2012.]…


Hunters 2 Review

Review Rodeo Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Hunters 2 Review

Rodeo Games first impressed us here at AppSpy when they released their clean and simple strategic turn-based shooter 'Hunters: Episode One' last year. Its weakness, though, was a lack of depth, choosing instead to generate near-infinite amounts of content to make up for this. Their newly released sequel has gone a step further, opting to provide players with more opportunities to customize their gun-toting crew and more importantly, packaging in a storyline to keep you motivated. It's…

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Angry Birds Space Review

Review Rovio Entertainment Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Angry Birds Space Review

If any game on the App Store deserves a true sequel, it's Angry Birds. Rovio Mobile's classic hit still shapes the way in which developers approach making games for iOS device owners and while some of that success is owed to marketing, it's hard to argue against the game's approachable and addictive design. Now, after many half-steps, Angry Birds Space is the first title in the series to move the game forward, giving fans of the series something they can truly sink their teeth in to.…

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Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For A Limited Time Only

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Super Stickman Golf Goes Free For A Limited Time Only

Noodlecake's arcade golfing game Super Stickman Golf is currently available from the App Store free of charge. Boasting 261 holes to play through, a range of crazy power-ups to exploit, and full support for Game Center leaderboards, this is one of the more content-rich App Store freebies we've seen recently. As if you needed further incentive to help yourself to a free game, we can also tell you that Super Stickman Golf is something of an AppSpy favourite, earning itself a 5/5 in our review. This is strictly a limited-time offer, though, so you'll want to hot-foot it over to the App Store now, before they 'drive' the price back up. Ahem.…


Madcoaster Review

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

One of the first games AppSpy ever reviewed was 3D Rollercoaster Rush, and to be honest, upon opening up Mad Coaster, there was some expectations that it would be similar (as it had some fun albeit not long-lasting gameplay). Mad Coaster is not even close however, taking the concept of riding a rollercoaster and plopping it in the endless runner genre, complete with coin collecting, and objectives to complete. All you need to know to play this is that you tap the screen to jump over c…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 23 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 23 March 2012

It's that time of the week again and we here at AppSpy are busy busy busy trying to delve in to the pile of games that were recently released, so lets not keep everyone waiting and jump straight in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 23rd of March, 2012. Bethesda Softworks Hiring for iOSWe can dump this news in to the rumor pile, but Zenimax, the parent company for Skyrim developer Bethesda has posted a job opportunity for someone with experience in the iOS development field. Considering the company has had rumors regarding an iOS product that dates way back to 2009 and their only real outing has been the official Skyrim map pack, it's hard to know if this is something to take seri…


Hunger Games: Girl on Fire Review

Review Lions Gate Films Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Hunger Games: Girl on Fire Review

[This mini-review was featured in our Friday News Wrap-Up for the 23rd of March, 2012] As mentioned when we originally announced the Hunger Games game for iOS, I have to admit my complete ignorance of the teen novel and its recent movie adaption. Still, a fun game is a fun game and when so many well-known game developers come together to collaborate the end result is bound to be polished if nothing else. Quite simply, the game is an endless runner featuring Katniss as she explores the…

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Angry Birds Space Is Out Now On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Angry Birds Space Is Out Now On iPhone

Angry Birds Space, Rovio's first proper follow-up to the App Store phenomenon that is Angry Birds, is out now. The iPhone version is currently priced at 99c. Retaining the bird-flinging gameplay of its predecessors, Angry Birds Space transplants the action to a new setting: outer space. This allows for plenty of new gameplay mechanics, including slow motion, low gravity, and light speed destruction. There are 60 levels of pig-bashing action to work your way through, and - as is the norm with the Angry Birds franchise - regular free content updates are promised. If you're still not convinced, then you won't have long to wait until the publication of the definitive AppSpy review. Just watc…


rComplex Review

Review Interwave Studios B.V. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
rComplex Review

The App Store isn't hurting for variety in its gameplay. While some gamers bemoan the inevitable slew of titles that ride the coat-tails of a successful franchise, the upshot is a refinement of the gameplay in to something resembling a genre. As such there are often minimum expectations for such games, especially when so many have tried and failed already, making large missteps hard to forgive. rComplex by Interwave Studios has sadly fallen in to this situation and while its unbelieva…

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