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Pandemic 2.5 Review

Review Dark Realm Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Pandemic 2.5 Review

It's a strange thing, but some may know the meme, but not the game that was responsible for creating it - I am of course referring to Pandemic II by Dark Realm Studios. Even if you were half way around the world, Madagascar closed its borders if it heard you had a runny nose. The developer is back, this time in iOS form, to bring its infamous infection simulator to the masses, adding in a few tweaks to make it a worthwhile purchase for returning fans. Your task is simple - infect and…

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AbraWORDabrA Review

AbraWORDabrA Review

AbraWORDabrA has a flaw - from the outset it feels and plays almost exactly like every 'edutainment' game crammed down your craw during your formative years. The problems are simple, but you can't move on until you get past the rudimentary game slapped on top of it. However, initial pacing issues aside, AbraWORDabrA by Total Arkade Software soon shows its teeth and you'll almost be wishing for the simple game you were complaining about. The game is split up in to two main modes, with…

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Saturday Morning RPG Receives Mammoth Update

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Saturday Morning RPG Receives Mammoth Update

'80s nostalgia-fest Saturday Morning RPG has received dozens of balancing tweaks, bug fixes, and improvements in a massive update from developer Joystick Labs. And while we loved Saturday Morning RPG's upbeat tone and referential humour, we noticed the need for a tweak or two in our 4/5 AppSpy review. So, the game's ever-so-slightly wonky controls have been smoothened, while enemy strength, item effectiveness, and your attack slider have all been re-balanced to ensure a more even difficulty curve. Furthermore, certain troublesome enemies have been tweaked individually, so overpowered baddies should be less of a frustration in the game's turn-based battles. Finally, Joystick Labs have bee…


Top 3 iPhone Games for April 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Top 3 iPhone Games for April 2012

April has been an odd month - not particularly bursting with amazing titles, but not short of highlights either. As such this month's list is far more personal than ever and I'll try to explain my choices as best I can. Was there something you went gaga for this April? Let us know down in the comments.For now, this is AppSpy.com's Top 3 iPhone Games for April, 2012. Max Payne Mobile (Rockstar Games) $2.99 Univ.I accept that I seem to be in the minority in loving the iOS port of Rockstar Games' seminal third-person shooter, but its simplicity is what works in its favor, especially on a touch device. Clearing out rooms of enemies with a casual spray of a weapon and a bullet-time dod…


Episode 1 Of Telltale's Sam & Max Series Currently Free To Download

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Episode 1 Of Telltale's Sam & Max Series Currently Free To Download

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Episode 1 is currently free to download from the App Store, giving iPhone gamers a risk-free introduction to Telltale's adventure game series. Following the Arctic adventures of Freelance Police Sam and Max, Beyond Time and Space Episode 1 sees the wisecracking duo investigating a case centering on a seriously deranged Santa Claus. It's a curious Christmassy case, with vibrant visuals, pin-sharp writing, and some fiendish puzzles. A couple of control issues will niggle away at you, but Beyond Time and Space Episode 1 is a worthy recipient of our AppSpy 4/5 award, nonetheless. If you've yet to witness Sam & Max's unique brand of law enforcement, Bey…


Ski Safari Review

Review Defiant Development By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Ski Safari Review

If there's one memory that Ski Safari conjurers up, it's falling over in compromising positions. That was always the most perplexing part of learning to ski; having your legs sticking out in angles you thought an impossibility. Aside from the unintentional yoga, this game has you fleeing from an avalanche and interacting with all manner of birds and even a yeti (cause what self respecting ski game doesn't include a yeti). The yeti however is not meant to be feared and avoided like oth…

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Rusty Orb Review

Review Orator Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Rusty Orb Review

Mining gems seems like a lucrative yet dangerous occupation, especially if said gems are deep in hazardous caverns, and the means of collection is a bionic arm that seems to have a mind of its own. Welcome to the world of Rusty Orb. The goal of each level is to use your bionic arm to latch onto the gems, and return them to the appropriately colored gem collection units. They aren't always out in the open however. Often the gems will be under rock or behind chunks of debris, and your a…

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THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i 2012. Review

Review SNK PLAYMORE By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
THE KING OF FIGHTERS-i 2012. Review

When The King of Fighters-i first found its way on to the App Store and managed to rival its the Street Fighter titles, it was all I could do to contain my joy. Once again, developers had managed to defy conventions and turn a game that requires insanely precise controls in to something not only playable, but also competitive. The King of Fighters-i 2012 keeps the ball rolling and in much the same way that Volt did for Street Fighter IV. More to the point, those expecting a change-up…

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Brainsss Review

Review Lonely Few LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Brainsss Review

Plenty of games on the iOS - nay, within gaming itself - pit the player against an almost unceasing horde of zombies threatening to take over. A few games flip the perspective, placing you in control of the cranium-crunching creatures, but there's always a risk of it feeling a little too mundane thanks to their rather blunt tactics. Brainsss by Lonely Few attempts to curfew this problem by allowing you to be the actual brains behind the mindless mass, utilizing real-time tactics to cor…

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New Levels and Price Cut For Tasty Pizza Vs. Skeletons Game

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
New Levels and Price Cut For Tasty Pizza Vs. Skeletons Game

Riverman Media's surreal 2D platformer Pizza Vs. Skeletons has been updated with 10 new levels, and is currently available at the discounted price of 99c. Perhaps the only App Store title to cast you as a 25-foot-tall pizza, the game has you rolling across 110 levels using your vast bulk to smash skeleton hordes to dust. Within that basic side-scrolling template, Pizza Vs. Skeletons manages to cram in a tremendous amount of variety. One level may have you rescuing puppies from prison, while the next might have you sumo wrestling with a giant skull or downhill pizza skiing. No, seriously. Pizza Vs. Skeletons is brilliantly weird, gorgeously presented, and compulsively playable, so we were…


Polymer Review

Polymer Review

There's one form of puzzle that has always managed to stump me. Not because it's particularly difficult, but because I always find myself needing to re-learn all of the basics to make any progress. I am, of course, referring to the sliding-puzzle. With this in mind, despite its reliance on sliding-puzzle mechanics, I find myself stabbing retry again and again in Whitaker Blackall's colorful puzzler, Polymer. The premise is as simple as it gets: slide various open-ended shapes around…

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Inotia 4 Review

Review Com2uS USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Inotia 4 Review

As it is, and so shall it always be, given the fullness of time, yet another sequel to a somewhat popular KRPG series makes its way on to the App Store. Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel by Com2us is the next on the chopping block, and it seemingly fails to learn from the past, instead seeking to exploit its free-to-play status. You are once again in the control of a teenager keen to prove himself (in this case as the 'virtuoso' of the Shadow Tribe) and you're thrown in to a 'whirlwind' st…

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Star Wars Pit Droids Is Now Free To Download

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Star Wars Pit Droids Is Now Free To Download

Pod-racing puzzler Star Wars Pit Droids has been updated with 20 new levels and is currently free to download. This game tasks you with guiding accident-prone pit droids to their destinations by laying out arrows for the directionless droids to follow. In this title, which plays out like a colour-coded version of Chu Chu Rocket, you'll have to direct yellow droids with yellow arrows pointing to the yellow exit, blue droids with blue arrows to the blue exit, and red... oh you get the picture. Movie tie-ins are reliably terrible, so it's rather surprising, then, that this is actually a smart puzzler, with a simple premise that quickly becomes fiendishly complex. A worthy AppSpy 4/5, in oth…


LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review

Review Warner Bros. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review

It may have taken some time, but the LEGO Harry Potter series finally comes to a close on the iOS platform with the release of Years 5-7. The first release managed to do a neat job of packaging the hand-held version for a touch interface, but it seems to struggle at times with the somewhat more complex sequel, bringing things down a notch. Most notably, Years 5-7 covers the rather action-packed period of the Harry Potter novels, which means plenty of wave-wanding and spell-slinging. M…

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My Little Hero Review

Review NCSOFT By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 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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