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Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Will Magically Appear On iPhone In November

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Will Magically Appear On iPhone In November

So, after seven novels, eight movies, 14 years, and $15 billion in merchandising sales, Harry Potter has finally hung up his wizard's wand. Or has he...? Nope, he hasn't. The bespectacled one will be returning to your (touch)screens in November 2011 for the follow-up to the 5* Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4. Craftily entitled Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Traveller's Tales's iPhone game will reference the fantastical goings-on at Hogwarts from The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, and The Deathly Hallows volumes. Lego Harry Potter: Year 5-7 will, therefore, take us on the journey to the climactic showdown between Harry and Lord Voldemort, where, of course - Spoiler Alert! Spoile…


Block-Based Puzzler Qvoid Hits App Store On 21st July

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Block-Based Puzzler Qvoid Hits App Store On 21st July

Ever heard of Gavina Games? Probably not - they haven't released anything yet. But this Spain-based team are just about ready to lay down some Qvoid on your iOS device. What's Qvoid, huh? Well, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that it looks like a pretty good puzzler. You roll a white cube along a surface of multi-coloured cubes, picking up each cube's colour and mixing it with the rest as you try and turn the whole surface black. The bad news? Teleporters, moving platforms, stubborn color blocks, and collapsing blocks mean that the 96 levels aren't going to be easy. It'll hit an App Store near you on 21st July. Not long now, folks.…


9mm Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
9mm Review

While many people are able to back a knight-in-shining-armor hero in most games, the anti-hero or at least a hero with 'dirty hands' makes for a nice change of pace. Sure it's nothing new and games have long since taken to putting you in the shoes of villains and criminals, but at least it's a far cry from the usual cute-sy or noble characters to be expected on the App Store. 9mm by Gameloft shifts gears down to this gritter plateau, placing you in the shoes of John "Loose" Kannon, a c…

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Brilliant Ball-Based Puzzler Gears Down To 99c

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Brilliant Ball-Based Puzzler Gears Down To 99c

While the world - ok, we Brits - continues to reel from the App Store price changes, popular puzzler Gears has been reduced to 99c. Hurrah! Crescent Moon Games's ball-roller won plenty of plaudits on release, most notably, of course, a 5 out of 5 from this very site. And with its luscious visuals and tight swipey-swipey or tilty-tilty controls, it should be easy to see why. To complete Gears is no small task, since it contains 27 levels of challenging 3D puzzles, centred on manoeuvring a ball around a screen full of cogs. Gears also features Game Center support, so bad winners can wipe their high scores in their rival’s pathetic face. Who knows when Crescent Moon will take their ga…


Burn The City Review

Review Josh Brown By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Burn The City Review

It's probably unfair to keep comparing these physics destruction games to Angry Birds, but while playing Burn the City, how can you not? In an interesting spin on things, you take control of a giant fire breathing lizard. When I say control, he just sits there as you command which trajectory to shoot fire at in order to destroy all the buildings on screen. The name of the game is maximizing your score. Upon your fireball hitting a highrise, structural weakpoints become available. Hitt…

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Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel Review

Review A-Tono By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel Review

It’s easy to get distracted by certain details when it comes to games on the iOS platform. Although it’s relatively easy to find a bunch of decent games, many tend to hold back on the graphics, opting for simplicity or aesthetic stylization. Few are the games that try to really push the 3D capabilities of the platform, so when a game like Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel shows up it’s easy to get excited. Unfortunately, more of the time given towards the game&rs…

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Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011


RedLynx's DrawRace Decelerates To Zero Pennies

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
RedLynx's DrawRace Decelerates To Zero Pennies

Finnish developers RedLynx have a good pedigree on the AppSpy circuit, what with their five-star rated Monster Trucks Nitro 2 and DrawRace tearing up the competition. In preparation for the much-anticipated sequel to the latter (due out later this month), RedLynx have rather kindly trimmed the price of DrawRace down to nothing. For those of you unfamiliar with this well-regarded iPhone title, it's essentially a cross between Flight Control and Formula 1. You trace out the perfect racing line with your finger on-screen, the speed at which you move your digits corresponding to the vehicle's acceleration and braking. In addition to reducing the game's ticket price, RedLynx have thrown in fi…


Color Bandits Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Color Bandits Review

Color Bandits is a side scrolling shoot em up. As you move to the right of the screen, waves of enemies bombard you until you reach the dreaded end of level boss. These enemies are all minions of the dastardly fiend who's stolen the color from your world. In defeating them, you restore not only color, but peace as well. Moving and shooting is accomplished by two slider bars on the bottom of the screen. One moves you back and forth, and the other aims and fires your weapon. Your initia…

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Apple Adjusts App Store Prices Across The World

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Apple Adjusts App Store Prices Across The World

Well, there's good news and there's bad news, AppSpy readers. If you live in Australia - like my good friend Andrew - pop open the champagne bottles this morning, for App Store prices in your region have fallen. If you live in England - like my good self - curl up into a small ball and pray the last 24 hours have been nothing but a bad dream. A nightmare, basically. To explain: Apple has decided to raise the RRP of iPhone games in the UK across the board (with the exception of £2.99 titles), so that the lowest paid-for price point is now 69p, up from 59p. Whether this affects the frankly ridonkulous sales of Angry Birds in the future is open to debate, but I'd suggest not. Down Un…


Kard Combat ™ Review

Review Hothead Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Kard Combat ™ Review

Editor Note (Nov 9, 2011): One of the major weaknesses of Kard Combat when it was released was its lack of customization - something further exascerbated by only having a handful of mages to play with, limiting the overall amount of unique cards to try out. Instead of adding in deck manipulation, Hothead Games has opted to add more mages (albeit at a cost) while also adding in local hotseat (a boon for friends who don't own iDevices). We still feel the lack of customization makes…

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Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel Slashes It Way Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel Slashes It Way Onto iPhone

Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel, a hack-and-slasher by Drakkar Dev, has just landed on the App Store. And with 3D graphics powered by the Unity engine, it certainly looks the biz. You play as Loreena, a female warrior with a serious axe to grind. Your home - the Citadel - has been invaded by the demonic Vash and you've got to escape. Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel also boasts an original soundtrack, a full campaign, and 'cinematic-style' fight sequences. If you fancy a piece of this slash-'em-up action, download Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel now on iPhone for $4.99.…


Firemint’s Renamed Spy Mouse Coming Later In Summer

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Firemint’s Renamed Spy Mouse Coming Later In Summer

Firemint - famed developers of the awesome Flight Control and Real Racing series -  have decided to tackle the, err, line-drawing rodent market with their latest IP, Spy Mouse. The aim of the game, originally known as Agent Squeak, is to outfox the evil cats, evade various obstacles, and capture every single piece of cheddar you can see... Or smell. We can’t wait to get our cheesy paws on Firemint’s Spy Mouse, though we'll have to for a little while longer. Firemint revealed the game is due out on iPhone this summer. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer below.…


Magnetic Baby Review

Review Bravery By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Magnetic Baby Review

Sometimes I feel making a comparison is like ripping off a medical adhesive strip - you know it's going to hurt, but sometimes it's needed. So yes, Magnetic Baby by Bravery Plus has many similarities to Super Mario Galaxy, but - and this is the important part - beyond this the challenging physics based puzzle platformer feels like an entirely different beast. For starters, the somewhat bizarre landscape presents a unique obstacle in more ways than one. Ultimately your aim is to collec…

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The Greedy Sponge Review

Review Ivica Aracic By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
The Greedy Sponge Review

Much like any sane and reasonable human being, I fear the creatures of the ocean. This is perhaps in part due to my overwhelming dread of some Cthulu-esque monstrosity being enraged by our incursion on their gigantic domain, but also because sea-creatures are largely creepy. The Greedy Sponge by Ivica Aracic and Sponge Forge feeds directly in this well of dread by forcing you to help an endlessly hungry sponge to consume a host of replicating organisms. If you haven't guessed it, the…

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