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Frisbee® Forever Review

Review Kiloo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Frisbee® Forever Review

I'm almost disappointed that Frisbee Forever by Kiloo Games didn't come out sooner, what with Tron: Legacy being released last year, especially considering the original film managed to turn something as casual as flipping a disc between buddies in to a deadly sport. At any rate, this title is more about timing and skilled maneuvering of your Frisbee to collect stars as you dodge and weave your way through bright and colorful courses around a fantasy world. Players can choose between t…

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8-Player Online Shooter Deadlock Coming In June

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
8-Player Online Shooter Deadlock Coming In June

It’s often said that you should strike while the iron is hot, and that’s precisely what Crescent Moon Games are at the moment. Hotter than hot, in fact, given that their one-week-old marble roller Gears has attracted a gazillion downloads worldwide and a coveted 5* from AppSpy. So, in order to maintain that fabulous App Store momentum, Crescent Moon Games are prepping an online shooter called Deadlock in their top secret bunker. Due out next month, this dual-stick military bulletfest will support eight-person multiplayer OTA from the get-go, both competitively and co-operatively. Firearms at your disposal in Deadlock range from assault rifles to SMGs, and grenades to pistols. Prove…


Cut the Rope-Style Spider Jack Crawls Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
Cut the Rope-Style Spider Jack Crawls Onto iPhone

Adorable creature with insatiable appetite? Check. Gorgeous hand-drawn artwork? Check. Realistic swing-based physics? Check. So, obviously we’re talking about Chillingo’s (via its publishing subdivision Clickgamer) super successful, critically lauded Cut the Rope once more, yes? No. Instead, we’re letting you know that Spider Jack, Clickgamer’s follow-up puzzle yarn, has crawled longingly onto iPhone overnight. Developed on this occasion by Russian studio MaxNick – rather than Cut the Rope’s ZeptoLab – Spider Jack contains 75 levels of reflex-testing, foresight-challenging gameplay. But if those stages turn out to be as difficult to crack as Schalke 04’s defence last n…


Who’s That Flying?! Review

Who’s That Flying?! Review

Perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment or maybe there's something bizarrely attractive about its simple, clean presentation, but Who's That Flying?! by Mediatonic and Beeline Interactive is proving harder to put down than I first expected. Considering its difficulty level you'd naturally assume that time would only dull the experience, giving you more reasons to not load it up, but with each attempt you'll manage to claw your way to victory as Earth's super-powered defender. Being a sup…

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Snuggle Truck Review

Review Owlchemy Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Snuggle Truck Review

Snuggle Truck by Owlchemy Labs is the kind of game you want to hold up as a golden standard of why games need their gameplay to stand on their own merit before finalizing the particulars of the presentation. What started out as a tongue-in-cheek title about border-running has transformed in to a fluffy animal smuggling title, but in either case the game is outrageously fun, amusing to play and supremely difficult to put down. Ultimately your aim is to get your truck and any animals th…

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Kami Retro Updated and Reduced In Price

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Kami Retro Updated and Reduced In Price

Occupying a space somewhere between platforming, line-drawing, and strategy, Gamevil’s Kami Retro was well received by AppSpy on review last month. According to Andrew, though, the game’s underlying strength – its addictiveness – soon became its fundamental weakness, as Kami Retro’s 60 obstacle-strewn levels can be polished off too quickly by seasoned gamers. To encourage you to find out whether you agree with our lead critic, the publishers have lowered its RRP to 99c for a limited time. As a bonus, Gamevil have taken this opportunity to introduce a couple of new playable characters, an assortment of collectible golden eggs, and, least excitingly, an updated robot icon. A few…


Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story On Sale

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story On Sale

Two months after becoming addicted to – sorry, reviewing – Hot Springs Story, Andrew has finally recovered and got his own time management house in order. Which is, of course, great news for loyal readers of AppSpy, accustomed to his sharp insights and entertaining prose. The announcement by Japanese developer Kairosoft (makers of aforementioned Hot Springs Story) that they’re hosting an impromptu iPhone garage sale should also serve as a major boon to gamers worldwide. What this means is that you can now pick up the software development sim Game Dev Story for a paltry 99c and its sauna-focused sibling Hot Springs Story for only $1.99. Both of these engrossing time and assets-manag…


Order & Chaos Online Thoughts and Impressions

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Order & Chaos Online Thoughts and Impressions

Seeing as this game is going to take some time to reveal its full scope, I thought I'd try out something new with a thoughts and impressions video. Consider this a mid-point between a preview video and a final review; there's more conjecture and personal thoughts, however it's condensed in to something that could be used as a launching point for those looking in to Order & Chaos Online. Let me know what you think in the comments.…


Laser Dolphin Swims Into View On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Laser Dolphin Swims Into View On iPhone

With the UK gearing up for only the second nationwide referendum in its history, politics is even higher up the agenda than normal. No matter the outcome in the upcoming Alternative Vote vs the first-past-the-post poll, David Cameron will be thankful for one thing...or rather mammal. For should the British Prime Minister ever find himself abducted by aliens, Dingo Games’s laser-equipped dolphin will almost certainly come to his rescue. (Yes, I know it sounds far-fetched, but, hey, Prince William’s security is just that much more stringent nowadays.) Anyways, Laser Dolphin features 50 levels of underwater adventuring, all of which are teeming with malevolence: electric eels, TNT turtl…


20 Extra Levels In Land-a Panda Update

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
20 Extra Levels In Land-a Panda Update

The eagle-eyed AppSpy readers among you would have spotted a certain Land-a Panda taking the title of Andrew’s Top iOS game of March. Somewhat appropriately – given that love is well and truly in the air after THAT wedding on Friday – the themes of Big Pixel Studios’s puzzle platformer are romance and courtship. The object of panda cannonball Yang Guang’s affection is the delightfully named Tian Tian, stationed patiently over the other side of the screen...presumably applying her makeup. It isn’t difficult to fall head over heels for Land-a Panda, and even less so now that the publishers have announced an update has just cannoned onto the App Store. Land-a Panda version 1.1 b…


Top 10 Games of April... According To The Critics and You

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Top 10 Games of April... According To The Critics and You

Since the start of the year AppSpy has been plugged in to the board over at QualityIndex.com, contributing scores to the overmind of reviewers and critics who would dare to lay judgement upon the apps of the world. While scores aren't everything and one score is most certainly only a minor indicator of a game's worth, having a broad selection of respectable sources along with scores taken from reviews on the App Store itself does make it a bit easier to see where things lie. While you may have just viewed my Top 3 iOS Games for March and April, it might be interesting to see what the gaming Gestalt has to say about April's best releases: 10. You Don't Know Jack - Jellyvision Games (8.3)9.…


Top 3 iOS Games of March/April 2011

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games of March/April 2011

It's the start of a new month and that can only mean one thing - a summary of what's hot on the App Store. I've split up the months of March and April separately as combining and picking the Top 6 would be a bit lop-sided due to my two week break in March. Check out the video and be prepared for some impressions for Order & Chaos Online tomorrow (that's right, site readers get a tip on future content for once!). Text Summary: As some of you may or may not know, AppSpy has had a bit of a transition over the last month, which (for reasons that are explained on the site) resulted in us needing to skip the Top 3 Games list for March. As promised, April's Top list is a double-hea…


Update To Angry Birds Rio Landing Next Week

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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…