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Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-up 8 July 2011


RedLynx's DrawRace Decelerates To Zero Pennies

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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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Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel Slashes It Way Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 4 months ago
Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel Slashes It Way Onto iPhone

Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel, a hack-and-slasher by Drakkar Dev, has just landed on the App Store. And with 3D graphics powered by the Unity engine, it certainly looks the biz. You play as Loreena, a female warrior with a serious axe to grind. Your home - the Citadel - has been invaded by the demonic Vash and you've got to escape. Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel also boasts an original soundtrack, a full campaign, and 'cinematic-style' fight sequences. If you fancy a piece of this slash-'em-up action, download Guardians: The Last Day of the Citadel now on iPhone for $4.99.…


Firemint’s Renamed Spy Mouse Coming Later In Summer

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 4 months ago
Firemint’s Renamed Spy Mouse Coming Later In Summer

Firemint - famed developers of the awesome Flight Control and Real Racing series -  have decided to tackle the, err, line-drawing rodent market with their latest IP, Spy Mouse. The aim of the game, originally known as Agent Squeak, is to outfox the evil cats, evade various obstacles, and capture every single piece of cheddar you can see... Or smell. We can’t wait to get our cheesy paws on Firemint’s Spy Mouse, though we'll have to for a little while longer. Firemint revealed the game is due out on iPhone this summer. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer below.…


Magnetic Baby Review

Review Bravery By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Magnetic Baby Review

Sometimes I feel making a comparison is like ripping off a medical adhesive strip - you know it's going to hurt, but sometimes it's needed. So yes, Magnetic Baby by Bravery Plus has many similarities to Super Mario Galaxy, but - and this is the important part - beyond this the challenging physics based puzzle platformer feels like an entirely different beast. For starters, the somewhat bizarre landscape presents a unique obstacle in more ways than one. Ultimately your aim is to collec…

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The Greedy Sponge Review

Review Ivica Aracic By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
The Greedy Sponge Review

Much like any sane and reasonable human being, I fear the creatures of the ocean. This is perhaps in part due to my overwhelming dread of some Cthulu-esque monstrosity being enraged by our incursion on their gigantic domain, but also because sea-creatures are largely creepy. The Greedy Sponge by Ivica Aracic and Sponge Forge feeds directly in this well of dread by forcing you to help an endlessly hungry sponge to consume a host of replicating organisms. If you haven't guessed it, the…

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June's Top 10 Games - From the Critics and You

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
June's Top 10 Games - From the Critics and You

No doubt you're already looking forward to catching up on everything released over the last four weeks or so and while we're more than happy to help you out, there's always more to check out. So in an effort to help you find what you're looking for, here's the Top 10 App Store games for June as reviewed by you and the reviewing community. Top 10 App Store Games for June 2011 - Quality Index 10. Mighty Fin - Launching Pad Games (8.2)9. Joining Hands - 10tons (8.3)8. Baseball Superstars II Pro - Gamevil (8.4)7. Chop Chop Slicer - Gamerizon (8.4)6. Feed Me Oil - Chillingo (8.4)5. Continuity 2: The Continuation - Ragtime Games (8.6)4. Pudding Panic - kunst-stoff (8.7)3. Hard Lines - Spilt Milk…


Swords and Soldiers Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Swords and Soldiers Review

It has been a long, though maybe not so strange ride for Swords & Soldiers by Ronimo Games and now, two years after its initial release on the Nintendo Wii, Chillingo and Two Tribes have brought this real-time strategy, castle defender on to the App Store. Like so many similar castle defenders, your job is to crush the opponent by amassing resources in order to purchase units that will automatically wander away from your keep and towards the enemy. Learning how to balance your ava…

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Take To The Surf In Rising Board For iPhone

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Take To The Surf In Rising Board For iPhone

One sensible gauge of a platform's importance in a market is the volume of developers willing to create and release games for it. Once that platform begins tempting previously committed developers away from rival formats, well, the game is almost up. French studio ODenis was responsible for the Nintendo DSi game Pop Island, a cutesy capture the flag title available from the DSi Shop. 'Was' being the operative word - or rather operative tense - for ODenis is branching out to iPhone game development through Rising Board. A wakeboard simulation set within the Pop Island universe, Rising Board involves your tilting the iPhone to manoeuvre the penguin surfer from left to right. If you fancy…


Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer Review

Review Playdek By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer Review

On the one hand, the recent influx (if you can call it that) of Collectable Card Games (CCGs) and their related game-types is a boon to fans of card based gaming and those after something to play and pass around with friends. On the other hand (and this is more of a personal note) playing these sorts of games can become a bit of an obsession. Who better than tournament champions from Magic The Gathering to understand my woe and to help design Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer by Pl…

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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Review

To paraphrase a movie reviewer I respect, if you’re willing to accept a film just because it’s not as terrible as the last one, then you’ve let your standards seriously slide. Sadly, what is true for the film of Transformers: Dark of the Moon also seems to carry through to the App Store game and while Electronic Arts has done a better than average job in the conversion, it fails to hold up thanks to its repetitive gameplay. Repetition is something you’d almost…

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