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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP On Sale For One Day Only

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP On Sale For One Day Only

The award-winning pixel-art adventure game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is currently available for just $1.99 (Universal app) or 99c (iPhone), in a one-day sale to mark yesterday's vernal equinox. It's one of the more unusual reasons given for an App Store discount we've seen on AppSpy, but we'd encourage you to take advantage, nonetheless. After all, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP won the 2010 Independent Games Foundation (IGF) Mobile award for Achievement in Art. Much more importantly, we loved it, too - our 'award' was a glowing 5/5 review. The game itself is hard to discuss without spoiling its elegant storyline, but it casts players as a warrior monk exploring a be…


Draw Something Review

Review OMGPOP By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Draw Something Review

I bring this message to you in the brief moments of time I now have spare to me. It is abundantly clear to me now that downloading, installing and playing Draw Something with my friends was a huge mistake - I need to work, but I can't... I'm stuck trying to work out how best to depict the word 'Morning' in a clever new way. OMGPOP - you have single-handedly ruined the productivity of smartphone owners around the world. For those who haven't jumped on board the increasingly popular cr…

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Azkend 2 - The World Beneath Review

Review 10tons Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Azkend 2 - The World Beneath Review

Traveling on a boat from Liverpool, England to New York, you find yourself swept up in a maelstrom and awaken beneath the waves, embarking on an adventure full of wondrous locations untouched and unseen by any explorer before. To back up this intriguing tale with gameplay, Azkend 2 takes the popular match three formula, adds its own unique spin, and throws in some easy hidden object diversion for good measure. The match three game is based around fixing or acquiring lost or broken obj…

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MotoHeroz Review

Review Ubisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
MotoHeroz Review

Much like CAVE and their predictable, but almost always excellent bullet-hell shooters, RedLynx can be counted upon to add to their collection of time-trial titles. Fresh off the heels of their update to the Draw Race series, MotoHeroz is a side-on time-trial racer, but it's not entirely new for the company as it repackages a stripped down version of the Nintendo Wii title of the same name for the iOS platform. 'Stripped down' has such a nasty sound to it though and all you're likely…

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World of Warcraft Could Soon Be Ported To the iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
World of Warcraft Could Soon Be Ported To the iPhone

World of Warcraft (WoW) may yet appear on the iPhone, for the chaps at Blizzard are actively considering ways of bringing their MMO baby to mobiles. That's according to senior World of Warcraft producer John Lagrave, who discussed Blizzard's plans with Eurogamer last week. We won't do it until we think it's decent. But it's interesting and the world is evolving towards that little handheld device [...] It would be foolish for any game developer to not be looking at that. But bringing the expansive World of Warcraft experience to the iPhone would be no easy task, of course, as Lagrave points out. It's hard! This is hard! Here's your platform, you've got to put an interface, what do you do…


Flight Control Rocket Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Flight Control Rocket Review

Despite its oddly phrased name, it's hard not to think of Firemint's classic line-drawing title when you hear about their latest game, Flight Control Rocket. This is clearly no mistake as the game is best described as Flight Control with rockets, but the change of venue and theme has opened up new possibilities for greater levels of challenge. Initially, this variety is the game's greatest selling point. Players are initially introduced to a basic form of the line-drawing gameplay. Po…

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Circadia Review

Review Simple Machine, LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Circadia Review

When Circadia loads up and you find yourself staring at the title screen waiting for something to happen, tap on the colored dot. That small interaction is all you need to know for this minimalistic puzzler. OK, well it's not everything you need to know, but let's call it at least two thirds. Tapping a colored dot will send out a ripple of color and sound. When that ripple hits the white dot, the next stage unveils itself. That's just the beginning however. Soon enough two colored dot…

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Harry the Fairy Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Harry the Fairy Review

Nature vs industry has been a very common theme in many stories across many mediums, but somehow it gains even more emphasis when there's no setup, and only through playing the game and witnessing what is going on, does a theme begin to form. Harry the Fairy spends each level flying around a cavern trying to free one of his fairy friends who has been captured. Along the way there are stars to collect, hazards to avoid, and small puzzles to overcome. Harry is controlled completely by t…

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Super Lemonade Factory Review

Review Shane Brouwer By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Super Lemonade Factory Review

Sometimes a game doesn't click with you no matter how amazingly it's presented, and let's not mince words, Super Lemonade Factory is immaculately presented. From the detailed low fidelity pixel art to the groovy chiptune soundtrack, all the way to the intriguing story filled with interesting characters. The thing is though that every aspect of a game needs to work in tandem to deliver a memorable and enjoyable gaming experience and in the gameplay department, at least for us at AppSpy,…

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Qualityindex.com Now Rates iPad Games and Apps

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Qualityindex.com Now Rates iPad Games and Apps

There's been no shortage of good news for iPad fans lately - what with the launch of a brand-new Retina display-equipped iPad and the iPad 2's price drop. But, here's another piece of positive news for lovers of the Apple slate. Courtesy of some friends of ours. Steel Media, the publishing house behind Pocket Gamer and AppSpy, have launched an iPad section of Qualityindex.com, the site dedicated to condensing critical opinion from the best sources into one definitive score. The iPhone Quality index - which has been highlighting the top titles on the App Store for over 18 months - already tracks more than 430,000 games and apps for Apple's super smartphone, utilising more than 195,000 revi…


Flight Control Rocket Is Out Now On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Flight Control Rocket Is Out Now On iPhone

Flight Control Rocket, the sequel to Firemint's massively popular line-drawing game Flight Control, is available now on the App Store for 99c. Like its predecessor, Flight Control Rocket has you using your digits to map out a flight path for each craft that arrives on-screen. You have to, therefore, guide them safely to their landing zones without any collisions. On this occasion, however, instead of steering planes and helicopters to safety, Flight Control Rocket has you piloting interstellar craft with a single-fingered swipe. It's therefore 40 per cent cooler than the original game right off the bat. Flight Control Rocket game delivers the same simple but addictive gameplay that made…


Bubble Jets Review

Review Social Agogo By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Bubble Jets Review

[This is review is featured in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 16th of March, 2012 as its Mini-Review of the week] It's quite possible that as a child you were subjected to the evil frustration that was the water-jet puzzle. While they came in a whole range of styles, their most important feature was a complex maze of blockades that prevented you from successfully floating whatever it was inside the water in to its goal. After several maddening afternoons I must have sworn them off co…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 16 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 16 March 2012

After my marathon of playing the latest Chaos Rings game, I'm almost completely exhausted, but don't worry 'cause I still have you covered for this week's Wrap-Up. I don't want to ruin any surprises, but if you're waiting for the Game of the Week, I think you can hazard a guess right now and save some time!For those sticking around, this is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 16th of March, 2012. Ravensword 2 - Lookin' shmexy!The Game Developer's Conference recently rolled by and that gave Crescent Moon Games a chance to show off their sequel to their popular RPG title, Ravensword. As you can see the detail being put in to the presentation is fantastic and certainly a step up from the…


Zuma's Revenge! Review

Review PopCap By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Zuma's Revenge! Review

The original Zuma was one of the titles that cemented Popcap's reputation for developing games that were simple, fun, and addictive. Since the release, many games have copied Zuma's formula, and while many of them have been quite good, there's nothing like the genuine article, and that leads us to the 2009 sequel Zuma's Revenge making its way onto the app store. A lone frog washes up on a desert island plagued by vengeful tiki spirits. Luckily the frog is able to burp up and shoot col…

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CHAOS RINGS II Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
CHAOS RINGS II Review

When people ask about 'Triple-A' titles for the iOS platform, SQUARE ENIX and Media.Vision's 'Chaos Rings' series invariably works its way in to the conversation. In some ways it's an unfair example and not to diminish the importance of the first title, but it doesn't hold up compared to similar titles in the genre across other platforms. Omega, the sequel, acted more as an extension of the story of the world the characters inhabited, switching up the central focus and giving a strong…

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