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Update To Angry Birds Rio Landing Next Week

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Update To Angry Birds Rio Landing Next Week

With news that the franchise recently passed 140 million downloads (across platforms), that its spin-off plush toys are selling like boiling cakes, and that an animated TV series is in the works, one wonders how and where Rovio’s Angry Birds will next take flight? Well, first things first, the Finnish publishers are cooking up an update to the movie tie-in Angry Birds Rio. Announced on its Angry Birds Facebook page earlier today, Rovio has warned its readers / gamers to hold on to your hats and get ready for more marmoset-mauling action. Reading between the - three - lines, Angry Birds Rio players can expect more levels, golden pineapples, and bananas, when the update goes live next…


Gears Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Gears Review

From classics such as Marble Madness to modern titans like Super Monkey Ball, rolling a ball around a perilous maze isn't likely to leave us any time soon, especially when Labyrinth-style games fit so well with the iDevice's tilt-based control system. Gears by Crescent Moon Games combines visual excellence with some devious level designs, however it's the lack of emphasis on the tilt-controls that makes this a truly enjoyable gaming experience. While players can turn on tilt-controls,…

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Bruno Mars Takes Revenge On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Bruno Mars Takes Revenge On iPhone

You may have heard: somebody’s getting married to somebody else this morning in some kind of Abbey. As a consequence of this romantic union, most of Great Britain is taking the day off and getting into the party spirit by playing CoD. But what’s the one element a ‘traditional’ party requires to go with a swing? Yep, music. So, without further ado, I present to you Bruno Mars: Honolulu-born singer-songwriter and the latest in a looooooooooooong line of artists to lend their name to a Tap Tap Revenge iPhone title. Bruno’s infectious harmonies have graced tracks like 'Nothin’ on You' by B.o.B. and 'Billionaire' by Travie McCoy in recent times, but it&rsqu…


Third Blade Review

Review Com2uS USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Third Blade Review

Com2US have made a mark on the App Store thanks to their relatively solid releases and in particular their deft hand at producing decent action KRPG titles. Caligo Chaser was an interesting take on the side-scrolling beat'em-up and Queen's Crown returned to the top-down roots while introducing a new weapon-swapping mechanic, however their latest release, Third Blade, adds a third kind of heat by mixing side-scrolling with the weapon-swap system for a far more immediate action experienc…

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ZENONIA® 3 Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
ZENONIA® 3 Review

It's clear that GAMEVIL are at their most relaxed when creating KRPGs and the anticipated release of Zenonia 3 goes to show just how much of an impact the earlier releases had on gamers after something with a bit more meat than the average App Store fare. This time around players are placed in the middle of a war between the tribes of heaven and hell, giving you ample opportunity to kick some rather obscure monster-butt. In this, the third installment of the series, several minor twea…

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Taste Robot Blood In Streets of Rage 3

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Taste Robot Blood In Streets of Rage 3

Hah, so you thought the Streets of Rage had been cleaned up for good and could now be renamed Streets of Relative Serenity?!? Guess again, soldier. Following on from the events of Streets of Rage 2 (you remember: Adam gets kidnapped, etc., etc., etc.), the third and final instalment in the side-scrolling series finds crime boss Mr X up to his old tricks. This time, however, he means business. Yup, he’s only gone and founded a scientific research company called RoboCy Corporation, with the intention of running the city remotely via an army of robo imposters. Quick as a flash, Axel, Blaze, Skate, and Dr Zan establish their own little taskforce and begin whupping android ass all over the…


Chaos Rings Omega Launching In May

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Chaos Rings Omega Launching In May

After much deliberation – well, approximately a year’s worth, to be fair – Andrew eventually whittled down the thousands upon thousands of iOS games released in 2010 to 10. The Top 10, we named it. And standing proudly aloft AppSpy’s best of the best compilation was Chaos Rings, a JRPG built by the veritable dream team of Square Enix and Media.Vision. The reasons for its incredible acclaim? Fast-paced combat, impeccable character development, and sublime visuals to name but three. Therefore, the news that a prequel entitled Chaos Rings Omega is launching on iPhone next month should leave you positively frothing at the mouth. Ok: very excited then. Japanese games magazine Famit…


Fast & Furious 5: Official Game Review

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Fast & Furious 5: Official Game Review

In a break from tradition, instead of waiting for this title to flop its way on the to US Store so we can post the review officially, I'm presenting our review of 'Fast & Furious 5: Official Game' by Gameloft in a temporary news post. Once the game is entered in to our system I'll shift this over to where it truly belongs ;) YouTube Review (Final Score: 4/5) Review Recently The Onion did a small skit about the latest car-porn film Fast & Furious 5, taking the usual pot-shot at the action extravaganza by claiming the script was written by a small child obsessed with explosions. However no one truly expects to see an action film like this for high-art; it's all about the m…


Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro Review

Review Capybara Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro Review

Video games (and especially those on the App Store) often boil down to fun interactive distractions that serve up entertainment in a novel fashion. Some are far better at creating an absorbing experience; some focus on technical skills and teamwork; others seek to bend the interactive medium in to something far more touching. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro is the collaborative work of Superbrothers, Capybara Games and songwriter Jim Guthrie and the end result is a relaxin…

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Fast Five the Movie: Official Game Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Fast Five the Movie: Official Game Review

Recently The Onion did a small skit about the latest car-porn film Fast & Furious 5, taking the usual pot-shot at the action extravaganza by claiming the script was written by a small child obsessed with explosions. However no one truly expects to see an action film like this for high-art; it's all about the mindless over-the-top antics, scantily clad women and tight-shirt wearing men as they defy physics for 90 minutes. So it's no surprise that Fast Five by Gameloft is an unashame…

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Race After 1977's Suspension and Handling Upgraded

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Race After 1977's Suspension and Handling Upgraded

1977 was, to say the least, a notable year for the makers of the iPhone. In that January, Apple Computer was incorporated. Five months later, the first Apple II series personal computers went on sale. So, yes, a significant period indeed for Mr Jobs & co. Xpect Games’s Race After 1977 probably won’t be considered a landmark for the Cupertino-based company in quite the same way, though a recent update should leave a friendlier legacy. One of Andrew’s main complaints about this post-apocalyptic racer was its ‘marshmallow suspension’, something the developers have addressed in version 1.1.0 as part of a wider handling tweak. Those always infernal framerate drops should be consign…


Rare Opportunity Unlocked - AMA

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Rare Opportunity Unlocked - AMA

I must regretfully inform my loyal readers that I am currently home sick and as such I'll have to delay some rather groovy reviews while I recover. However this does give me an opportunity to do something I've been meaning to do for a while now - an AMA (ask me anything). I do tend to get a lot of questions that repeat themselves now and then, but not everything is stalkerish enough to read absolutely everything I write ;) It should go without saying that I'd like to keep things clean, so do be considerate of others Hit me up on our Twitter (@appspy) to ask your questions (and to see my responses to any questions asked) - though if you don't have an account with Twitter you can always le…


Packs Of Top Trumps Coming To iPhone This Summer

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Packs Of Top Trumps Coming To iPhone This Summer

Ahhhh, Top Trumps. Which British teenage boy can forget the crestfallen look on his pal’s face as he bests the poor sap's Lambo’s brake horsepower with ‘his’ Ferrari F50’s?! And then prise the sap's supercharged Countach from out of a sweating palm and onto his burgeoning pile. Magical, I tell thee. Now imagine that same satisfying – nay, smug – feeling of contentment as you trump your bff over iPhone. Stop imagining. And just read. Publishers Connect2Media and developers Mobile Pie are teaming up to bring Winning Moves’s classic card game to iOS this summer. Greg Robinson, Connect2Media’s COO, explains thus: We are very excited to be extending the reach of the Top T…


Tackle Big Fishing On iPhone For $1.99

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Tackle Big Fishing On iPhone For $1.99

You’d be forgiven for thinking that football is the most popular participation sport in the United Kingdom. Well, that and Royal watching. Officially, however, fishing is Britain’s favourite pastime. Consequently, there are plenty of iPhone apps (the best of which is Gameloft's Fishing Kings) looking to lure a proportion of those keen anglers away from the lakes and onto the touchscreen. Liverpool-based Thumbstar Games are the latest to tackle this particular challenge, its Big Fishing title offering fishermen the chance to travel the globe in search of the perfect catch. The bait on the end of Big Fishing’s line includes five real-life maps, 56 different species, realistic fish mo…


Wizards War Review

Review malvicio.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Wizards War Review

It's not easy for a lot of independent developer to come up with the next big 'it' game for the App Store, but dedication, skill and passion is almost always evident regardless of the final outcome. Wizards War by solo developer Pedro Morales is a neat, simple up-to-four-player board game that pits wizards and their summoned minions against each other in a duel to the death. The first and most important thing to remember is that your wizard is the only thing keeping you, as a player,…

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