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Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 12 months ago
Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

Developer Kairosoft has decided to slash the price of two of its most addictive iPhone games for a limited time, meaning you feed your craving for a top management title for just $1.99. Grand Prix Story, which earned a 4/5 at review, sees you take the reins of an up-and-coming racing team, hire and fire drivers and mechanics, research new vehicles and parts, and secure profitable sponsorships.  Pocket Academy, on the other hand, gives you the rather less glamorous task of running your own school. Naturally, this involves handpicking teaching staff, constructing and rearranging classrooms, and performing the morally dubious duty of picking the week's 'hot couple'. It also man…


FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 12 months ago
FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

It's that time of year again when all the new annual iterations of EA Sports' line up get released, and us reviewers are stuck with the task of not only treating these titles as their own game, but simultaneously comparing them to every previous yearly release and seeing how they stack up. So how does FIFA 12 stack up in the world of electronic soccer simulation? Let us delve in and find out. First off, for those who bemoaned FIFA 11 for neglecting a comprehensive football manager mod…

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Pixel Ranger Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 12 months ago
Pixel Ranger Review

If there's one thing that the 1978 release of Space Invaders lacked it was the human connection. We never saw these invading aliens affecting the life of the average working joe, and that's where Pixel Ranger excels, in giving us the anguish of one lone ranger, as he loses his horse, his wife, and yes, even his sheep to the heartless menace of an alien invading force. Hyperbole aside, Pixel Ranger is a fun little arcade game in the same ballpark as Space Invaders. Alien ships hover ac…

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Top 3 iOS Games for September 2011

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 12 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for September 2011

After looking back at the games that punctuated the month of September, it was clear who the winners and grinners really were. That isn't to say we were lacking in decent games to choose from, but the best of the best managed to reach stellar levels, making this an amazing (and surprisingly cheap) month for fans of top-shelf gaming. Transcript Is it just me, or did September just manage to drag on and on, and on, and on, and on? After looking through the archives to work out the Top 3 iPhone games for September it dawned on me that it's probably because we had five major release days throughout the month (including the odd special release here or there) - that's a heck of a lot o…


3 New Tracks Added To Groove Coaster Official Soundtrack

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 12 months ago
3 New Tracks Added To Groove Coaster Official Soundtrack

You don't need me to tell you how valuable and instructive a resource AppSpy is for iPhone gaming. That's basically because you're on the site already and reading this. We've ensnared you! A-ha! If you happened to miss our Andrew's rundown of the best iPhone games of July 2011, you won't be aware that Taito's Groove Coaster made the cut. Shame on you. Putting aside your gross negligence for a minute, Groove Coaster is an audio/visual experience like no other on iPhone. Tap in time with searing hip-hop, indie, and techno beats to guide your avatar along stretches of snaking roller coaster track. The developers are clearly keen to keep you - ahem - entranced by the rhythm-action gameplay…


RobotRiot Review

Review Glowing Eye Games Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 12 months ago
RobotRiot Review

While some games are interested in only approximating platformers from the 90s, Robotriot by Glowing Eye Games seeks to be the kind of game you'd have shelled out for on a Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis (Mega Drive). Although it doesn't reach the par excellence of titles like Super Metroid, it does bring back memories of Summer days spent trying to knock out the next in a series of brutal, but fair stages while blasting away bad-guys wholesale. The main character looks much like a rob…

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15 New Levels In Angry Birds Rio for iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 12 months ago
15 New Levels In Angry Birds Rio for iPhone

I am neither prepared to insult your intelligence nor squander precious moments of your time by explaining the concept of Angry Birds Rio. Suffice to say: if you have yet to be struck by the Angry Birds fever, then mobile gaming probably isn't for you. Fans of Rovio's fowl-flinging puzzler - and there are many a million - will be delighted to read that the Brasil-based edition has been updated. So, "what constitutes an update in the world of Angry Birds Rio?" we hear you all ask. Well, 15 brand-new levels, some fresh achievements, and a boss battle. Swoop over to the App Store now and install the update for Angry Birds Rio. You know you want to.…


Commander Pixman Review

Review One Minute Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 12 months ago
Commander Pixman Review

As someone who had to slog his way through the 80s and 90s and the gaming obsession with platformers, coming across one of these genre classics these days is met with trepidation. I say this because we have a rich history of what does and doesn't work, including other less tangible aspects like how the should 'feel'. Commander Pixman gets the first part right as it smooshes Super Meat Boy with the visual stylings of the free game Star Guard, but something about this game by One Minute…

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Monster Island Review

Review Miniclip.com By Dave Flodine, 3 years ago
Monster Island Review

One has to wonder when the gameplay concept of flinging a creature across an oddly shaped level in order to destroy other creatures who are minding their own business becomes stale. It doesn't look like that scenario is upon us anytime soon however since Monster Island calls on the inspiration of Miniclip's earlier title Fragger to deliver a fun physics based flinger. So it seems that there are some monsters enjoying the monster-y good life on their monster island. Then some monster t…

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Celebrity Pack Brings Glamour To Top Trumps Collection

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Celebrity Pack Brings Glamour To Top Trumps Collection

Turn-based card game Top Trumps will never go out of fashion. I should know - I've been addicted to it since 24th March, 1991. To ensure Top Trumps keeps up with the times, the brains behind the iPhone spin-off app Top Trumps Collection are regularly dealing out content updates to its stat-hungry players. So, after shuffling up the Top Trumps pack recently with a bespoke European Football Stars edition, Mobile Pie and Connect2Media are playing what they hope is the 'ace' card. The newly available Celebrity pack, which retails for a meagre 99c, tests your knowledge of A-listers across a range of fields. AppSpy Top Tip #1: read Entertainment Weekly BEFORE you challenge a friend to a Top Tr…


Friday News Wrap-Up 30 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 30 September 2011

This week's Wrap-Up not only covers a bunch of upcoming releases, but also lets me get my love of 100 Rogues off my chest. As for the Game of the Week it may not be what you're thinking, so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Links to additional media below the video. Bullet Time Teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3Je03YTGN0Dark Meadow Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK6jn1H2in0Steambirds: Survival Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=650NCLJYpmUMinecraft: Pocket Edition Controls Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCcsuPH4vJYBladeslinger Teaser Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhr5vzvbNWE…


Gameloft's The Oregon Trail Goes Free For Limited Time To Celebrate Incoming Sequel

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years ago
Gameloft's The Oregon Trail Goes Free For Limited Time To Celebrate Incoming Sequel

Gameloft's remake of classic Apple II adventure title The Oregon Trail has been reclassified as a limited-time freebie to celebrate the impending release of its sequel, The Oregon Trail: American Settler. The game features all of the trials and tribulations that befall a 19th century pioneer, such as attacks from bandits and random bouts of dysentery. Eurgh. Through skill-based mini-games and side-missions, you'll find yourself hunting for food, fishing, foraging for berries, and repairing your wagon. Why don't you grab a horse, race over to the App Store, and grab The Oregon Trail while it's free? Go on.…


Do Do EGG! Review

Review PONOS By Dave Flodine, 3 years ago
Do Do EGG! Review

Do Do Egg is a game of increments. First you learn how the game works, then you learn how to extend combos, then you learn how to chain together half the board, then you win. This is a take on the very popular match-3 genre but instead of swapping around gems in groups of three or more, you're drawing lines between two eggs of the same color that have two other eggs in the middle. As long as this holds true, you can continue your line until you've clocked in a mammoth combo, and you ne…

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Jelly Defense Review

Jelly Defense Review

It seems odd that despite having other games under their belt, the one thing that stands out in my mind from Infinite Dreams is 'Let's Create! Pottery'. It's strange because Pottery is less of a game and more of a toy with some objectives, but more importantly because their Jelly series of mini-games has finally culminated in the recent release of Jelly Defense on the App Store. What's immediately striking about Jelly Defense is the simple, yet perfectly zany aesthetic that uses littl…

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KATAMARI Amore Review

KATAMARI Amore Review

Games within the KATAMARI series by Namco Bandai very rarely need an introduction as the setup is quite usually always the same: The King of All Cosmos has his eyes set upon collecting various interesting and wonderful objects from planet Earth and the poor 5cm tall Prince must roll it up in his 'Katamari' to satisfy the King's desire. What makes Amore so exciting is that it's not the first Katamari game to hit the App Store, so expectations are high when you consider how much more raw…

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