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Swing the Bat Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Swing the Bat Review

When the call came in to review Swing the Bat, we here at AppSpy were expecting some sort of arcade based home run baseball game, but what we got instead was a nocturnal creature with fangs and a hookshot. Why is a bat swinging around from cave ceiling to bamboo stalk instead of flying? Well its because he hasn't eaten enough fruit to gather enough strength to flap his wings yet. Stay with me here. Swing the Bat bears some resemblance to Tiny Wings, but more in game structure. The lev…

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MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Let's get this out of the way first. If you're a NFL fan and are looking to play some Gridiron on your iPhone, Madden 12 has enough content and solid gameplay to make it a worthwhile purchase. For everyone else, let's delve a little deeper. The game is played with a combination of touch mechanics and an on screen joystick and buttons. Whether on offensive or defense, you can select a play from your team's book (with every team having their own unique plays), or you can use the touch s…

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Sonic 20th Anniversary Companion iPhone App Hits App Store

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 11 months ago
Sonic 20th Anniversary Companion iPhone App Hits App Store

To celebrate the fact that it's been two decades since Sonic first graced our screens, Sega has released a Sonic 20th Anniversary companion iPhone app. Along with access to the Blue Blur's latest news and a bunch of downloadable wallpapers, the app offers two playable games. The first of these, Sonic the Sketchhog, is a Canabalt-alike title that challenges you with avoiding enemies, pits, and other hazards. The second game is a special Lite edition of Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Episode 1, which we gave an impressive 4/5 at review. And just so you know, this short trial version isn't currently available anywhere else on the App Store. Sonic 20th Anniversary is a free title, so you might as we…


Regarding Muffin Knight and More (Updated)

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Regarding Muffin Knight and More (Updated)

In what is a first (and hopefully the last) for AppSpy, I have had to correct a review based on information that came to light after being written with this resulting in its score dropping down a category. I feel I should explain my actions here as this is a unique case and one whose error lies entirely at the feet of the reviewer. As a reviewer and especially as a critic I try to constantly keep my horizons as broad as possible, ingesting not only as many games across as many platforms as possible, but also films, TV, music, novels, and other media to make it easier to have points of reference within my writing. Unfortunately my gamer-fu failed me as I had a mental blank and didn't recogni…


Hands On Preview: To-Fu 2 by HotGen

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Hands On Preview: To-Fu 2 by HotGen

Despite only releasing the first game a little over three months ago, HotGen are back with another entry in the To-Fu puzzle-platforming series. Check out the video for my thoughts on the upcoming title and some exclusive early-footage of the gameplay. To-Fu 2 is slated for release on App Store for iOS devices on Thursday 8th September, 2011. Transcript: Hey everyone, it's Andrew from AppSpy dot com and I've got another Hands-On Preview for you to check out, this week it's for To-Fu 2 by HotGen, the sequel to the puzzle-platformer released just over three months ago in late-May. As you may remember at the time, To-Fu's gameplay revolved around 'pinging' or rather stretching and…


QI's Top 10 iOS Games For July and August

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
QI's Top 10 iOS Games For July and August

Wouldn't you know it, it's already another month and we're quickly speeding our way to one of the better parts of the year (at least when it comes to releases on most major gaming platforms). As it turns out I had forgotten to update y'all with regards to the happenings in the iOS blogosphere in July and the aggregated scores that our very own Richard helps to maintain over at Quality Index were being ignored. After he threatened to kick my puppy (I neither own a puppy, nor did Richard actually make this statement - I just imagined him staring daggers at me through his emails that implied said action - as much it's possible to stare with words alone) I made sure to get this month's info (al…


Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 11 months ago
Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

Hidden object titles, city-management sims, RTS games: G5 Entertainment aren't afraid to try their hand at a wide spectrum of video gaming genres. They're probably most readily associated with the time-management or business-management categories, mind, including the Supermarket Mania and Stand O'Food franchises. One of G5 Entertainment's most popular business-management characters is Jane, who's already featured in Jane's Zoo and Jane's Hotel on iPhone. A busy lady, I'm sure you'll agree. There's no rest for the wicked, though, for she's preparing to star in Jane's Hotel 2, which hits the App Store on 8th September. Unfortunately for the titular heroine, her family's hotel chain is abo…


Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 11 months ago
Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

The nature of the game development life cycle normally means you can expect sequels to appear approximately a year after their predecessors. Not in HotGen's world. This UK-publisher has decided to not only rip the iPhone games rulebook up, but to also feed it through the office shredder, and dump it into the recycling skip. So, despite HotGen's action-puzzler-platformer To-Fu: The Trials of Chi only stretching and pinging itself onto the App Store in May, its follow-up is due this Thursday. To-Fu 2 will feature the same challenging gameplay and elastic protagonist as its forerunner, but will introduce a new game mode and include over 100 obstacle-laden levels. We awarded its forebear 4…


Pocket RPG iPhone Edition Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Pocket RPG iPhone Edition Review

While there are those who wish for nothing more than a juicy RPG that compels them to spend hours mastering skills or defeating labyrinthine dungeons, the iPhone and iPod Touch are arguably not well suited for such epic tales. This hasn't stopped developers from making or fans from loving attempts at bringing classic RPG features to the App Store, but when a developer like Crescent Moon Games thinks outside the box to try something new I have to admit I get a little excited. Pocket RP…

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Frogger Decades Review

Review Konami Digital Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Frogger Decades Review

Updates of a classic arcade game can be a tricky balancing act. You're trying to entice fans of the original so the gameplay needs to be very similar, yet to bring in new fans, it has to be different enough to warrant a look. Frogger Decades comes very close to this balance but ultimately falls a bit short. The game is based around the jumping mechanic which is handled by swiping on the right side of the screen. Want to jump in a certain direction, just swipe there and Frogger will ho…

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Muffin Knight Review

Review Angry Mob Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Muffin Knight Review

Editors Note (Nov 9, 2011): This update has been a long time coming, though some may feel it should have retained this score from the get-go. Unfortunately the reviewer had completely overlooked Muffin Knight's inspirations, resulting in a retraction and in a first, a minor score change that bumped it from a 5 to a 4. As each update adds to the roster of champions and arenas to battle in, Muffin Knight steps further and further away from its roots to forge a path on its own and d…

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Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 12 months ago
Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

Darn those jammy Yanks. While the rest of the world toils away at work this Monday in a deceptively cold office, the smelly cockpit of an articulated lorry, or down a dangerous mine, those American dudes can enjoy the mother of all lie-ins. Perhaps to console we unfortunate souls in the UK , Australia, and beyond during Labor Day Weekend, Reckless Getaway developers Polarbit have driven down the cost of their wacky iPhone racing sim. For a limited time, Reckless Getaway's $2.99 virtual price tag has been tossed into the garbage bin and replaced by a 99c sticker. As you'd probably expect given its moniker, Reckless Getaway incorporates crazy car chases, unrelenting po-po, insane jumps, a…


Friday News Wrap-Up 2 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 12 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 2 September 2011

This week's mini-review goes to Quarrel Deluxe - see what we have to say about this word-slinging turn-based strategy. Credits/Links: Grand Prix Story footage from AndroidSPIN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsHzk7MbIoBrick People ATEI Expo footage from madebyluke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I1DBGRzT3EWant to know more about the Engineering mode? Visit Trainyard's video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbyT_pRzoDsApp Store Link for Quarrel Deluxe - http://itunes.apple.com/app/quarrel-deluxe/id453203047?mt=8Full Review of Jetpack Joyride - http://www.appspy.com/jetpack-joyride-review…


Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 12 months ago
Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

The development team behind 5* adventure / puzzle game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor have released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming sci-fi side-scroller Lost Mars. Now, we don't much about the game - hardly anything, in fact - so it's a good job that Tiger Style are set to showcase their new title this Sunday at the Juegos Rancheros festival in Austin, Texas. Prety much the only thing that we do know is that the game is "one part METROID, one part 1970s-era sci-fi film, and one part…gardening?!" That could mean absolutely anything, but it does sound intriguing. Feast your eyes on the screenies below, folks.…


Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 12 months ago
Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

SPOILER ALERT! This isn't a joke... What do you get if you cross one of my all-time favourite turn-based trajectory games with my third favourite sport? Worms Crazy Golf on iPhone, that's what. UK-based developers Team17 are, of course, the brains behind the long-running Worms series, and they recently announced that their famous band of garden invertebrates will be putting for glory later this year. Players will have to execute skilful chip shots and precision putts across three madcap 18-hole courses, while overcoming obstacles like castles that teleport balls and comedy bats. Old, familiar faces from the Worms universe will make an appearance in Worms Crazy Golf, including the sheep,…