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Cut The Rope ‘Toy Box’ Update Coming Soon To iPhone

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 2 months ago
Cut The Rope ‘Toy Box’ Update Coming Soon To iPhone

Fans of ZeptoLab’s Cut the Rope can officially rejoice. There are plush toys AND a new ‘Toy Box’ update on the way, with loads of features to sink your sweet teeth into. First off, you'll get 25 fresh levels to gobble up, along with a shiny new gameplay mechanic that involves bouncing the donuts around the screen and between the candy-loving monster Om Nom's lips. Players will be also able to uncover hidden pictures, drawn by the famished fella himself. The developers have shown their humanitarian side, too, by debuting a Star Key, which will enable Cut the Rope newbies to unlock all the boxes without breaking a sweat...or an iPhone. Cut the Rope found a place in our he…


Awesome Saucer Beams Down To App Store

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 2 months ago
Awesome Saucer Beams Down To App Store

Piloting a flying saucer into space and blowing up some alien ships is one of life's most exclusive pleasures. Sadly, we can't all be Will Smith, but Awesome Saucer on iPhone might just be the next best thing. This spaced-based dogfighter promises "unlimited levels", original music, unlockable weapons, and intuitive controls - including an inverted controls setting if you're so inclined. The 3D graphics look pretty good, too, as missile trails and spaceship engines fill the screen with neon flair. And although you can't upload any computer viruses to an alien mothership, Chromium Torpedos and Graviton Missiles mean you probably won't need to anyway. Awesome Saucer is out now on the App…


Zzed: match 3 cosmic shooter Review

Review Nevosoft LLC By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 2 months ago
Zzed: match 3 cosmic shooter Review

Zzed: Match 3 Cosmic Shooter is a match three shooter game. It is also a mouthful, so for the purposes of this review it will be henceforth be referred to as Zzed. You know the type by now. Clumps of colored balls are moving towards you, so to protect yourself and complete each level you have to shoot colored balls at the clump, so that three or more of the same color match up and detonate. Zzed adds some interesting features to the gameplay and also includes a story told in comic book…

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QuBIT Review

QuBIT Review

As much as reviewers like to espouse the virtues of video games and (with their critics hat on) even point out why something works, there are games that come by now and then that seem to almost defy deeper analysis. QuBIT by Secret Sauce is, quite simply, a fun game to play and despite only having one mode of play it's an easy game to keep coming back to. The basic premise of QuBIT is to collect as much 'Obscurium' from the planet surface as possible, unfortunately you have a limited…

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

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011


RedLynx's DrawRace Decelerates To Zero Pennies

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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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