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Grab Free In-Game Currency In Hospital Havoc 2 Over Next 2 Days

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Grab Free In-Game Currency In Hospital Havoc 2 Over Next 2 Days

The social gaming network OpenFeint has selected Bitwise Design's iPhone sim Hospital Havoc 2 as its 'Free Game of the Day'. Nothing particularly unusual or thought provoking about that, I'm sure you'll agree. But if I was to tell you that Bitwise Design's medical time-management sim was ALREADY a free-to-play download from the App Store, then that may arouse a degree of curiosity. Maybe. That's why the Hospital Havoc 2 creators have something a - ahem - bit different up their surgical scrub sleeve for those aspiring doctors and nurses who tap 'BUY' over the next 48 hours. Every single new Hospital Havoc 2 player will receive 400 free muffins (the in-game currency, kids) to us…


Let's Golf! 3 Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Let's Golf! 3 Review

The Let's Golf series from Gameloft has come to represent the casual, fun side of golfing - giving players some sense of realism paired with cute avatars, fantastic and unreal locations, and plenty of unlockables to make competitive play against friends all the more exciting. The third and latest iteration of the title doesn't change its basic tune all that much, pairing all the same elements together, but with one major twist - it's now a Freemium title. This seriously changes the fu…

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On-Rails iPhone Shooter RAGE HD Goes Free For A Week

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
On-Rails iPhone Shooter RAGE HD Goes Free For A Week

Well, I make that ten days. Thanks in no small part to my news post on 8th August, I'm sure, id Software's RAGE Facebook page has finally passed the 100,000 'Likes' threshold. You know what this means, right? Right. RAGE HD for iPhone, the recipient of an impressive 4 stars from Andrew, is free until 24th August on the App Store. So, if you've been (optimistically or what!) holding out for a sale like this on id Software's on-rails shooter, stop reading and start downloading. As the somewhat unwilling star of a post-apocalyptic TV game show, you have to survive a mutant onslaught by any means necessary in RAGE HD. Shooting them in the skull, principally. You can, of course, scour the…


Julius Styles - The International Review

Review Lapland Studio Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
Julius Styles - The International Review

One might be forgiven for thinking that upon starting up Julius Styles, that they're playing a licensed game for an off-the-radar Wesley Snipes movie. Well it turns out that this happens to be an adventure game that features Mr. Snipes voicing the main character in short introductory cut-scenes before each playable chapter. Julius Styles works for The Assembly, a covert group of elite members who undertake missions of hacking, blackmail, and assassination in order to guide and change t…

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Minor Deviation From The Norm

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Minor Deviation From The Norm

If you don't currently follow our Twitter you may have missed out on a small tidbit regarding my current battle with a throat infection - you can probably hear the difference in quality from this week's earlier videos. As such I will be unable to voice new reviews until after the weekend (I'm currently able to talk again, but it's quite rough), but reviews will still be going live on the site so you don't miss out on what's happening. This means that until next week the reviews will not have a video attached, but fear not, I will produce videos for them ASAP 'cause that's what we're all about here at AppSpy ;) This also means the Friday News Wrap-Up will have to be delayed until next week,…


Defender of the Crown Review

Review Manomio LLC By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
Defender of the Crown Review

Most gamers who discovered their love of the medium during the 80s probably remember Defender of the Crown. Released on the Amiga in 1986, what we have here on the iphone is a complete port of that title (and not a port of any of the many other ports the game had). After the assassination of the king, you return to England and find yourself amassing an army to occupy lands, reunite the country, and defend against Norman factions vying to take over. So the game is turn-based and presen…

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Let's Play A Little 'Guess Gameloft's Next FPS On iPhone' Game

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Let's Play A Little 'Guess Gameloft's Next FPS On iPhone' Game

Hello, reader. I want to play a game. So far in what could loosely be called your gaming life, you've spent an eternity reading other people's blogs. Society would call you an observer, a watcher, a compliant cog. Anyways, enough of that freaky horror material... What I'd really like you to do today is speculate: speculate on the identity of the Gameloft shooter pictured below. This image of a cluster of bullets in front of a military dog tag was teased by the French development studio this afternoon via its Twitter feed. Not a huge amount to go on, I grant you. But there's a little more... Join the resistance for just $0.99. So, as I said - don your thinking cap, dust off your dete…


Battlefield 3: Aftershock For iPhone To Be Showcased At Gamescom

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 3 months ago
Battlefield 3: Aftershock For iPhone To Be Showcased At Gamescom

Select members of the press will soon get their beady eyes on EA's upcoming FPS Battlefield 3: Aftershock on iPhone for the first (proper) time, as it's shown off by its makers at Gamecom in Cologne. Whilst little is known about the iOS version itself right now, past experience would lead us to expect it’ll involve guns. Lots of guns. The previous Battlefield iteration on iPhone, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, secured 4 stars from our Andrew, so here's hoping its successor can go one better in the autumn. We presume Battlefield 3: Aftershock will launch on Apple's App Store around October 25th, simply because that's the due date for the home console version. As always, though, w…


Squirmee REDUX Review

Review Coding Design, LLC By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
Squirmee REDUX Review

Squirmee is enjoying time with his sister, when out of nowhere, a gigantic tree shoots out of the ground and traps her on its highest branch. This is the story of Squirmee and the Puzzling Tree, and sets the stage for a fast paced, original puzzle game, with plenty of frustration to spare. Each level has Squirmee traveling along a predetermined path on a platform. The goal is to reach the end as quickly as possible, with the three stars available each level tied to the time of complet…

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iBlast Moki 2 Exploding Onto iPhone This Thursday

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
iBlast Moki 2 Exploding Onto iPhone This Thursday

What's the one thing better than an awesome iPhone game being on sale for a limited time? Nope, not that, you dirty boy. The one thing better than an awesome iPhone game being on sale, natch, is the news that a follow-up to an awesome iPhone game is in development. And what's the one thing better than an awesome i... Okay, I'll stop that now. Godzilab's cutesy physics-based puzzler iBlast Moki smashed onto the App Store almost two years ago, so we at AppSpy felt it was about time for a sequel to explode all over iTunes. Luckily, Godzilab agreed with our sentiment, and have pencilled in 18th August (aka 'this Thursday') as the launch date for iBlast Moki 2. To prepare AppSpy readers for…


Temple Run Review

Review Imangi Studios, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Temple Run Review

Imangi Studios isn't the kind of company to mess around with a name, what with games and apps like Word Squares, PhotoMarkr, Max Adventure and Harbor Master being almost exactly what you'd think them to be. So when they named this game Temple Run, it was almost guaranteed to be about some sort of Hollywood archeologist running away from natives. Like several endless runners of-late, Temple Run takes a shot at mastering the 3D perspective, opting in this case to have players run in to…

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Enigmatic Puzzler Hard Lines Slithers Down To Zero

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Enigmatic Puzzler Hard Lines Slithers Down To Zero

If you haven't had the funds / inclination to relive those glory days of 'Snake on a brick' via the hilarious Hard Lines on iPhone, you're in luck, boyo. The reason is simple: Hard Lines's creators Spilt Milk Studio have teamed up with FreeAppADay to make their enigmatic little puzzler, well, free. Now, it's not often that an iPhone game we award the full five stars to drops to sweet FA in price, so do not hesitate. Read my fingers - Do. Not. Hesitate. In Hard Lines, you're presented with three different control methods (I prefer Swipey), six different modes (I prefer Time Attack), and all manner of caustic quips (I haven't got a preference) from the differently coloured AI 'snakes'. Yo…


NyxQuest Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
NyxQuest Review

It's hard to believe NyxQuest is a port of a Wiiware game released in 2009. Not due to its presentation or anything along those lines, but rather that upon playing the game, you'd swear it was created with a touch interface in mind. Most people should know the story of Icarus. Given wings held together by wax, he flew too close to the sun, the wax melted, and as a result he plummeted to Earth. On one of his flights he discovers the goddess Nyx and the two fall in love. The world below…

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Pigs in Trees Review

Review PAN Vision AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Pigs in Trees Review

I'm not sure what it is that made the war between birds and pigs escalate to such intense levels, but apparently the swine and avian forces are at it again. Pigs in Trees places you in control of a flying pig (get it?) in an attempt to destroy the waves of birds attempting to destroy his home tree (maybe it's a large cache of Unobtanium?). Each map is set in a top-down perspective with the player drawing a path on screen for the pig to follow. Ending a path on a bird will initiate an…


Zelda and Mario Kart Possibly En Route To iPhone?

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Zelda and Mario Kart Possibly En Route To iPhone?

Well, there's a headline I bet you thought you'd never see. Under pressure from its investors and feeling the pinch from a recent tough fiscal quarter, Nintendo may - and we can't stress MAY enough here - be considering developing games for the iPhone, according to Bloomberg. Despite the 3DS maker's president Saturo Iwata stating on record that Ninty will never produce titles for rival platforms during his tenure, money talks, and Apple by comparison have almost got a licence to print money at present. If the venerable Japanese video game company fails to demonstrate it has the wherewithal and ingenuity for a long-term battle with Apple's increasingly popular portable devices, then it may…