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DEO Review

Review eVeek, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
DEO Review

Indie games often get an unfair reputation of being able to 'get away' with providing less content, gameplay, diminished visuals or audio simply because they're not a major studio. This leads to fans and critics talking about the 'experience' as being worthwhile as opposed to every other basic feature of the game being worthwhile and as such the word has been tarnished as it's now synonymous with being a videogame hipster.What does this have to do with DEO by Strapped to a Meteor? Well…

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Cubes vs. Spheres Review

Review ShockPanda Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Cubes vs. Spheres Review

War is hell and there are times when decisions need to be made that may be questionable, but this is about survival; survival against the evil Cube hordes. So yes, it may not be entirely 'fair' to exploit their attraction to 'pink' cubes, but dammit soldier, when they're breathing down your neck you won't have time to complain! Cubes vs. Spheres by ShockPanda Games is ostensibly another first-person turret based shooter - albeit with flick controls - and you'd be forgiven for wonderin…

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Ride Some Crazy Waves With Eddie The Pig on iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
Ride Some Crazy Waves With Eddie The Pig on iPhone

Kelly Slater, Duke Kahanamoku, Johnny Utah: all legendary figures in the surfing world. To that Hall of Fame, we shall soon be adding Eddie, Eddie the Pig. I'm convinced. Eddie's the star of DnD Studios's ePig Surf, a casual, tilt-based, 99c adventure in which you steer the surfing swine over the thrashing waves. Being an amiable little grunter, Eddie has acquired a huge number of aquatic friends on his boarding travels over the summer. Unfortunately for our favourite squealer, any physical contact from the local dolphins, turtles, and octopi will result in a wipeout. Oh, and should Eddie bump into an inconveniently placed island or whirlpool, that's Game Over, too. One thing Eddie wil…


Grand Prix Story To Be Next Kairosoft iPhone Management Sim

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Grand Prix Story To Be Next Kairosoft iPhone Management Sim

Since my last post on time-management sim specialists Kairosoft, the Japanese studio have published not one, but two more forms of legalised iPhone crack. Aside from being insanely addictive and, therefore, life-destroying (in the nicest possible way), Kairosoft's Mega Mall Story andPocket Academy share another common characteristic: 4 stars from AppSpy. Whether the next iPhone episode in the company's 'Story' saga can go one better is, of course, merely hypothetical at the moment. Oh, what was that? Speak up. You don't know what the next iPhone episode off the Kairosoft conveyer belt is going to be? Let's put 'em out of their misery then, Andrew. According to K…


Videos for Julius Styles and Let's Golf 3 Now Available

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Videos for Julius Styles and Let's Golf 3 Now Available

Full review of Julius Styles - The International available here Full review of Let's Golf 3 available here…


Cado Review

Review ClearCut Games By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 4 months ago
Cado Review

Sometimes it's nice to sit back and enjoy a simple game that just feels good to play. Cado by Clearcut games have taken the sketchbook motif that was insanely popular amongst iPhone games a couple years ago and have used it to make a well handled physics action game. Cado, a black ball needs to get to the portal in each stage. The way he travels there is through rotating the level left or right, causing him to roll around the various obstacles into safety. There is also a star to coll…

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It's coming...

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
It's coming...

The voice is back and videos are being uploaded. Be prepared!…


RALLY-X RUMBLE Review

Review BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 4 months ago
RALLY-X RUMBLE Review

(The App Store is currently not allowing downloads of this App - a video will be made as soon as it's available again.) The original Rally-X was an interesting concept. Let a rally car loose in a maze, where it has to collect all the flags to proceed, while avoiding the evil rally cars chasing it. Now seeming that Namco Bandai are remaking all their arcade classics for the iPhone platform, we have Rally-X Rumble. It's the same game under some new graphical flair, with an emphasis on a…


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

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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…