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Top 3 iOS Games June 2011

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games June 2011

With so many great releases in the last month it’s getting hard to keep up the pace. Instead of the usual end-of-month woe of multiple releases, gamers were inundated by a landslide of two huge bundles of releases. Despite this I’ve been spending all the free time I’ve had while I’ve been ill to start catching up, so expect July’s top list to be a hotly contended one.With that said today we’ll be covering AppSpy’s Top 3 iOS titles for June 2011 3. Continuity 2: The Continuation (Ragtime Games) For those who watched our review I have to say I’m still shocked at having missed out on this title in its first incarnation, but I’m a…


Build An Empire In Zynga's CityVille Hometown

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 3 months ago
Build An Empire In Zynga's CityVille Hometown

Not content with farming, developer Zynga has turned its hand to urban life with CityVille Hometown, available now on the App Store for free. In the game, you're the architect of your own dreams. So long as those dreams involve a city teeming with houses and prosperous businesses that you've built from scratch. You can invite your Facebook acquaintances, too: once connected, you may snoop around their houses and ask them to help build your city. In that order. CityVille Hometown is in all good App Stores as of this moment, and it's free. Bonus!…


A Day Full Of Being Sick

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
A Day Full Of Being Sick

Hi loyal readers and watchers of our reviews (and other assorted products)! As you may have noticed things have been a bit slow over the last fortnight with regards to our video content and I feel obliged to apologize as I'm currently dealing with a nasty seasonal cold. I will have to delay our Wrap-Up video along with June's Top List, however in the meantime I'd like to reintroduce some of the new faces around AppSpy. Some may already know Richard Brown for his love of football, crumpets and a fine Darjeeling. I'm fairly certain at least one of those things are factual; I might be taking a stab at the others. Outside of bringing some fine news to AppSpy, you can also find his handiwork on…


New Quests Added To MMORPG Order & Chaos Online

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
New Quests Added To MMORPG Order & Chaos Online

Ying and yang. Black and white. Crouch and Messi. iPod and Zune. To that list of famous polar opposites, we should, natch, add Order & Chaos. Gameloft decided to take these two sides of the state space coin online in its World of Warcraft-esque title on iPhone at the end of April. Fast forward two months and this 3D, real-time epic MMORPG has levelled-up to version 1.0.2. So, what's in store for all the Elves, Orcs, and Undead who brave the App Store forest and click 'Update' when prompted? New quests, language-specific chat channels, additional armour sets, and a teleporter in Greenmont, mainly. And if you happen to be particularly rubbish at battling and consistently meet your vir…


Grab Street Fighter IV: Volt For iPhone At Reduced Price

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Grab Street Fighter IV: Volt For iPhone At Reduced Price

Back in the ‘90s, the battle for arcade beat-‘em-up supremacy was as keenly, errrr, fought as the US presidential elections. Albeit less bloody. The two main contenders were, of course, the Street Fighter series and Midway’s Mortal Kombat franchise. Well, on iPhone in the 2010s, nothing changes (or at least everything stays the same), for this pair of monster grapplers are duking it out once more. In Round 1, Ryu, Ken, Guile, & co. took the AppSpy honours, tasting victory with a perfect 5/5 rating. By comparison, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3's warriors couldn't muster the same winning combo of graphics + audio + gameplay, Finishing with a solid but unspectacular 3. Look…


Tiny Lights Review

Review Darling Dash Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Tiny Lights Review

Being the nerd/geek or whatever you want to call it that I am, it should be no surprise that I read the occasional comic. As such, the idea of colors representing a sort of emotional rainbow is nothing new, but then again society has seemingly always paired feelings with different shades of the visible spectrum. Tiny Lights by Darling Dash and The You Company turns this idea in to a classic adventure game where you'll guide 'lights', each with unique powers that will help in restoring…

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Continuity 2: The Continuation Review

Review Ragtime Games LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Continuity 2: The Continuation Review

I'll freely admit that Continuity 2: The Continuation by Ragtime Games hit me from a blind-side. While I'd like to think I can keep up with all the latest news, I missed out on the original game despite it winning awards at the Independent Games Festival and IndieCade. What I'm trying to say is, 'mea culpa' - at least I get to play the sequel to this dastardly puzzle title. On the surface of it the game looks much like a puzzle platformer - collect items, get the key, reach the exit.…

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Edge Developer Mobigame Teases New Game

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 3 months ago
Edge Developer Mobigame Teases New Game

After finally securing the trademark in May to the term 'Edge' (in a video game context) following a protracted legal battle, French developer Mobigame has revealed that Edge Extended is heading to iOS this summer. Not to be considered a direct sequel to the block-puzzling mayhem that is Edge, Edge Extended will feature 40 levels and be a universal app. Details beyond that aren't forthcoming, so you'll just to settle for the paragraph above and the image on the main feed. You'll know more about Edge Extended as soon as we do. In the meantime, why not check out Mobigame's other titles: stealth fest Perfect Cell and delightfully naughty Trucker's Delight: Episode 1.…


Torchwood: Miracle Day Revealed For iPhone

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 3 months ago
Torchwood: Miracle Day Revealed For iPhone

Over at a gaming conference in the UK, BBC Worldwide fuelled the fires of sci-fi fandom with the announcement of a Torchwood game for iPhone, entitled Torchwood: Miracle Day. For those unaware, the new series of the Doctor Who spin-off will be broadcast in the US on the 8th July, with the Brits having to wait six days longer to catch it. And by happy coincidence, the iPhone adaptation of Torchwood: Miracle Day will launch at approximately the same time as the first episode airs. Gameplay details are hush-hush, though we do know that the story will revolve around the Miracle Day conceit of the programme. On the Miracle Day, no one on Earth can die - if you were wondering. We’ll be k…


FishMoto Review

Review Overpowered Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
FishMoto Review

Call me crazy, but I get this overwhelming nostalgic urge for playing Earthworm Jim when playing FishMoto by Overpowered Games. I put it down to the main character feeling like it belongs in world designed by David Perry - seriously look at it... it's a 'cat faced' fish in a sealed fishbowl, atop a vehicle with springs for legs.  But I digress. FishMoto falls in to the same category of skill based racers as iStunt, challenging you to collect all the available 'fish' in a level be…

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Chaos Rings Omega Gets Update, New Level Cap, and Boss

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 3 months ago
Chaos Rings Omega Gets Update, New Level Cap, and Boss

Japanese RPG behemoths Square Enix have given their fan base a massive reason to jump back into the wonderfully rendered world of Chaos Rings Omega. The game has been given an update, which takes the level cap up to 110 and slaps in a new hidden boss for you to find and euthanize. There are also two new Piu-Piu collections and a bunch of new weapons to be looted. On the cards in future updates is the addition of Japanese voice acting. Don’t come crying to us if your favourite character turns out to have the voice of a squealing 8-year-old girl, though. We gave Chaos Rings Omega an awesome 5 out of 5 on review. If you give the App Store gatekeepers $11.99, however, it can be all you…


Tiny Tower Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Tiny Tower Review

If we were to think of all the freemium farming/city creation titles as a sort of time-restricted version of Sim City, then Tiny Tower by NimbleBit is a scaled down and time-restricted version of Sim Tower. Some may balk at the comparison to what is considered a classic, but if anyone is going to pull this off it's the company that brought us Pocket Frogs. Tiny Tower places you in the middle of a vicious cycle of trying to attract 'Bitizens' to live in your tower in order to employ th…

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D.A.R.K. Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
D.A.R.K. Review

When someone says they're making a futuristic shooter with power-armor clad soldiers versus horrific creatures, the first thing that always springs to my mind is Space Hulk. This is more indicative of the era I grew up in though and while I salute the fine work of Games Workshop, titles like Dead Space have done a lot to move things forward. D.A.R.K by Gamelab and Chillingo has aspirations of joining these elite works, but ultimately it's yet another twin-stick shooter. After awakenin…

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Remedy's Explosive Death Rally Reduced To Free

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Remedy's Explosive Death Rally Reduced To Free

Death Rally, Alan Wake, Max Payne, Max Payne 2: the sum total of Remedy Entertainment's gaming output since 1995. Not what you would call a prolific developer then, but, by heck, an influential one. Their debut release, Death Rally, was, of course, rejigged for the iPhone a couple of months ago, and earned a very creditable four stars from our Andrew. If you are still sitting on this particular top-down racer fence, mind, the news that Death Rally has gone free for a limited time could push you over the edge. What's more, since AppSpy reviewed Remedy's heavily armed driving game, the devs have upgraded its chassis with a new vehicle, paint jobs, achievements, and challenges Fancy wiping…


Survival Mode Brings Depth To Mighty Fin

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Survival Mode Brings Depth To Mighty Fin

AppSpy is, of course, the best resource on the planet for iPhone game reviews, yet with only one full-time reviewer on board to cover the scene, the odd beaut is bound to slip through our trawl net. That's why each month we publish a round-up of the Top 10 iPhone games sourced from the Quality Index. In May, Launching Pad Games's casual arcader Mighty Fin leapt like a salmon to fin-ish 3rd on the Qi countdown, only beaten out by Chaos Rings Omega and First Touch Soccer. We ourselves awarded it a 4/5, praising its single-finger simplicity, clever level design, and infuriatingly catchy soundtrack. The solitary piece of criticism levelled at Mighty Fin was its - cough - shallowness, which m…