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Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! Review

It seems the never ending thirst of the app store for zombie games rivals that of the undead's thirst for all things fleshy and brainy. In Zombie Wonderland 2, Chuck has found a way to rid his home of this slow shuffling menace once and for all, but to do so, he has to acquire some components for the good doctor at the museum. The small hitch being that most of these components are somewhere in time. Yup, zombies and time travel. Players of the original Zombie Wonderland will feel rig…

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Run Roo Run Review

Review 5TH Cell By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Run Roo Run Review

Run Roo Run by 5TH Cell Media is almost daunting to approach at first - with 420 levels initially available you'd be wondering how on Earth you'd manage to complete it all. Thankfully each level only takes a few seconds to complete, though in fairness the first 300 levels are really just the teaser to real challenge of this one-touch platforming game. This cute and vibrant cartoonish title is split in to 20 chapters and follows the journey of a kangaroo out to save its kidnapped joey.…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 13 January 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 13 January 2012

Apologies to our regular viewers - the holiday season is still catching up to me and with any luck we're back on track for consistent Friday features. Sadly I'm not going to cover the entire month I've missed, but there's more than enough news in just the last seven days, so lets jump right in. This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 13th of January, 2012. Nyrthos In Development for iOSKicking off the week is some surprising news as Nyrthos, a simply stunningly rendered 2D Action-RPG, takes its project to mobile devices. Not only will players be able to follow the journey of their character on a browser, they'll also be able to load up on their iOS device of choice too. The game…


Gorgeous Tower Defence Title Jelly Defense Reduced To 99c

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Gorgeous Tower Defence Title Jelly Defense Reduced To 99c

Infinite Dreams's beautiful-looking tower defence title Jelly Defense is currently available from the App Store for a mere 99c - down from its usual price of $2.99. Taking charge of the Jelly forces, you have to repel invading armies by strategically placing and upgrading towers. Jelly Defense stands out in a crowded field partly because of the colour-coded towers which add an extra layer of strategic planning to proceedings. And partly because it's absolutely lovely to look at. Oh, and it doesn't play badly, either - we gave it a 4/5 in our review. The game will likely revert to its full price sometime tomorrow, so if you're looking for some wibbly-wobbly strategy fun, then dash to the…


Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

Vizati, the mind-bending rotational puzzler from Different Pixel, is free to download for a limited time. The game has you using touchscreen gestures to rotate, flip, and shake a magical cube in order to connect coloured blocks. These are the 'Vizati' you were wondering about, I imagine. There are two modes on offer - Arcade and Story. While Arcade offers a pure puzzling experience without any distractions, Story mode introduces a narrative accompanied by some rather charming hand-drawn art. With exactly 100 levels to test your brainbox, and Game Center support to compare your scores, Vizati gives you plenty of puzzling bang for your buck. Or, for the time being, plenty of bang for no b…


Hero Academy Review

Review Robot Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Hero Academy Review

If you've spent any time gaming on the PC or even major consoles it's hard not to have come across Orcs Must Die, Robot Entertainment's third-person take on tower defense gameplay. Now iOS gamers can experience a taste of the developer's whimsical sense of fun thanks to their free-to-download tactical title, Hero Academy. Part card game, part turn-based strategy, players pit themselves against opponents from around the world in asynchronous matches. As such you can take part in multip…

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Super Crate Box Updated With New Unlockable Characters

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Super Crate Box Updated With New Unlockable Characters

Super Crate Box, the manic indie platformer which we gave a solid 4/5 to in our review, has finally received the update which was promised for it last week. The update was submitted to Apple by developers Vlambeer once the game's playerbase had collected a total of five million crates. The "5,000,000 crates update", as Vlambeer are calling it, adds five new characters for you to unlock, including familiar faces from popular indie games and iOS titles. You can also now select which character you want to play as from the game's Stats menu. Vlambeer have also made some tweaks to the controls: Jump & Shoot is now possible, and the option to switch the A and B buttons around has been adde…


Street Wrestler Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Street Wrestler Review

Well this is awkward - after failing to excite on the XBLA, Lucha Fury by Punchers Impact promptly disappeared from the gaming consciousness and now, a little over six months later, Chillingo and Candybox Studios have snuck the game on to the App Store under the rather generic name of Street Wrestler. Unfortunately, despite taking the time to spruce up certain aspects of the game, much of what made the original so unpalatable as a side-scrolling beat'em-up has survived the trip, making…

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iDamaged Review

Review Nils Widmer By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
iDamaged Review

There are titles that are near and dear to my heart thanks to the role they played while growing up in shaping my love of playing video games. Psygnosis' release of the unique and very brutal shooter 'Walker' is amongst these, thanks in part to its clever control scheme, detailed pixel-art and sharp audio design. iDamaged takes a stab at recreating this classic for the modern iOS gamer, but aside from the visual overhaul it's a long way off the mark. One change fans of Walker may be a…

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Tiny Tower Attracts 1 Million Daily Active Users On iOS

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Tiny Tower Attracts 1 Million Daily Active Users On iOS

Tiny Tower now attracts over 1 million daily active users each day, who tot up more than 10 million play sessions each day, according to the game's developers NimbleBit. This freemium title, which tasks players with micromanaging an ever-expanding tower of residents and businesses, has proven a hit with reviewers and customers alike. We here at AppSpy awarded the title a noteworthy 4/5, while Apple even named it their iPhone game of 2011 in the US. These activity figures, which came from a tweet by NimbleBit co-founder Ian Marsh, show that the 1 million daily active users of Tiny Tower load the game up on average ten times per day. Impressive stuff. If you're looking for a brand-new com…


Seal Force Review

Seal Force Review

So who else always thinks of Steven Seagal with a black nose and flippers every time they hear the term Navy Seal? No one? Ah well. Seal Force is a highly trained amphibious unit tasked with stopping the evil mastermind Krillian from polluting the oceans. What's more, they launch their missions out of the mouth of a sperm whale. How's that for advanced? As the game begins, you think you're going to get an animated TV show version of Jetpack Joyride, and you'd be right in spirit. This…

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Pocket League Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Pocket League Story Review

Here we are again - a new month rolls by and iOS gamers have themselves a new Kairosoft game to obssess over. This time around the management game specialist has taken aim at the world of sports, following up on their excellent racer Grand Prix Story with a football based title, Pocket League Story. Those interested in the world of football will immediately point out that such a title is neither new, nor exactly lacking in variety, with fans being able to play games that either focus…

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Developers Of Acclaimed Cave Story Make App Store Debut With Azarashi

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Developers Of Acclaimed Cave Story Make App Store Debut With Azarashi

Studio Pixel, the developers behind the acclaimed freeware PC adventure game Cave Story, have made their App Store debut with the release of Azarashi. This curious title challenges your reflexes as you work to prevent seal keychains from dropping off the screen. But, if you try to stop them too soon, "bad things will happen!" Perhaps 'curious' isn't a strong enough word, actually... Azarashi may be a rather simplistic title when compared to Cave Story's sprawling 2D adventure, but it looks set to deliver accessible and high score-chasing gameplay, which is apparently "fun and safe for the whole family". Always good to know. Azarashi is available to download now from the App Store, and…


Lunar Racer Review

Review Noodlecake Studios Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Lunar Racer Review

When Noodlecake Studios first told us that their next project was like a mash-up between Tiny Wings and Mario Kart, I have to say I was equally worried and excited about it. Excited because it's a genius little concept and worried because there's a fine line that must be tread by all 'Kart' games to remain fun no matter where you end up at the finish line. While Lunar Racer manages to pull off the basic concept with ease, a combination of control and content woes brings the game short…

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Super Crate Box Review

Review Vlambeer By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Super Crate Box Review

Too often gamers bring down the mighty wrath of the collective community down upon a game for being a 'clone'. While sometimes justified (especially if artistic theft is involved), more often than not gamers are simply witnessing the natural progression of any new idea to mass production and eventual refinement in to a genre. Super Crate Box by Vlambeer and Halfbot is arguably the progenitor of its particular flavor and style of arcade action-platforming, but with competitors already m…

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