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Top 3 iOS Games of May 2011

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games of May 2011

Lets kick off the week with a top list! If you want to weigh in, drop a comment and let us know what you think deserved the top spot! As always a transcript follows after the video - so try not to spoil yourself! Whether you're after a solid sports title, a snappy arcade time-waster or something with a bit more weight, May has been a good month for new releases. With so much to choose from, this has been a tough month to boil down, but without further ado, here's the Top 3 Games for May 2011 for AppSpy.com 3. Bumpy Road (Simogo)We've seen endless runners, jumpers and variations in between, but in typical classy style, Simogo has taken a slightly different approach by giving us an…


March of Heroes Will Be Gameloft’s First Unreal Engine Game

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
March of Heroes Will Be Gameloft’s First Unreal Engine Game

Perpetual copycats (though we won't hold that against them) Gameloft have finally given us a nugget regarding their much-anticipated Unreal Engine-based outing. The name of the game March of Heroes was announced by the Paris-headquartered studio via Twitter...and that is pretty much that, I'm afraid. We can expect more details, however, from the fast-approaching E3 conference in Los Angeles, but until then it’s up to us to interpret the title ourselves. We reckon it’ll either be a WW2-based shooter in the vein of Medal of Honour or Call of Duty, or it’ll be a superhero inspired walking simulator. I wonder which one to plump for...…


Konami's Classic X-Men Sneaks Its Way Onto iOS

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Konami's Classic X-Men Sneaks Its Way Onto iOS

What's this coming in at a sneaky angle to iPhone and iPad? Why, it's Konami's 1992 arcade side-scroller X-Men. Even though Konami is presumably too preoccupied with E3 to publicise its release, we've decided to do their job for them today. Players of the original cabinet classic will know they're in for a treat, and those that don't should assume they soon will be. Utilising an on-screen joystick and button combo, X-Men invites you to take charge of mutant goodies Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. As you can imagine, the aim is to bring down Magneto's naughty little scheme by blasting, teleporting, and, errr, punching your way through hordes of unwitting paw…


Velocispider Review

Review Retro Dreamer By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Velocispider Review

If there's even the slightest possibility that there could be a future in which roboticized aquatic animals fight with dinosaur-arachnid hybrids, then I want to do everything in my power to ensure it happens. I mean, maybe humanity might suffer in the process, but you'd also have something like Velocispider by Retro Dreamer happening 'for reals'. Your job as a half-spider, half-raptor, half-robot creature (that's 150% of awesome right there) is to protect your clutch of eggs from bein…

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Icebreaker Hockey™ Review

Review NaturalMotion By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Icebreaker Hockey™ Review

NaturalMotion are at it again and this time players are taken off the field and on to the ice as you attempt to spin, deke, stop or sprint your way past checks in Icebreaker Hockey. Sadly, what could have been an opportunity to try something out of the ordinary instead feels bland and more like a coat of paint thrown over the earlier Backbreaker series. Fans of the series will be able to jump right in as the controls and basic gameplay are left almost completely intact. Tilting will m…

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MONSTER HUNTER Dynamic Hunting Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
MONSTER HUNTER Dynamic Hunting Review

Editor's Note: The review was originally posted with a score of 3.4 - this was done in error and has since been corrected to 3.6. While at times we may modify scores due to updates (replaying them to confirm the changes), this was simply a case of human error and we apologize for the confusion. It's safe to say that the Monster Hunter series has a lot of fans with the complex gameplay revolving around improving yourself as a hunter by learning about and finally defeating your prey. Fo…

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New Month, New Season, Top Games - Have Your Say

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
New Month, New Season, Top Games - Have Your Say

Depending on where you happen to be located, June means Winter or Summer - in either case there's one constant... top games of the month! Whether you're finishing up exams, grafting away at your job or taking a break from it all, handheld gaming can be a great way to blast through a few spare moments to perk up the day. I get the privilege on an almost daily basis, but how about you? What games have caught your interest over the last month? Is it something new? Something old? Have you strayed from the App Store path or did you struggle to connect to anything during May? While I work on AppSpy's Top 3 for May, have your say in the comments! Title image courtesy of L. Dahlma…


Retro Games Unleash Velocispider On iOS Population

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
Retro Games Unleash Velocispider On iOS Population

In Retro Dreamer's Velocispider (its non-spritual successor to the fabulous match-three puzzler Linkoidz) you play a half-spider, half-velociraptor, err, thing. Yes, i know. Strangely, though, whatever skills you might presume this kind of mutant would possess are academic, since our hybrid hero elects to protect its eggs from a group of alien invaders with an armoury of shoulder-mounted laser guns. Control of your mutated creature is tilt-based, with firing automatic whenever you have a foe in your sights. Power-ups rain down from defeated enemies in the shape of faster fire, double fire, three-way fire, while Game Center support is included for when you go postal on the invading popula…


Speedball 2 Evolution Free For One Day

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
Speedball 2 Evolution Free For One Day

As part of the FreeAppADay initiative, Bitmap Bros.'s iOS remake of their brutal classic Speedball 2 Evolution is free for one day only. That is, today! The FreeAppADay app lets users wish for any popular paid app to become free for 24 hours. So, if futuristic, extreme, team-based sports are your thing, thank your lucky FreeAppADay stars and get downloading. A few months ago on review, we commented that 'despite having 20 years under its belt, Speedball 2 Evolution still feels as fun as it ever did.' Andrew thus saw fit to throw Speedball 2 Evolution a 4 (out of 5) rating...and that was when we were paying for the privilege.…


The Heist Review

Review tap tap tap By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
The Heist Review

The App Store is no stranger to puzzle collections; it's an easy way to output content without a lot of effort. So when you come across a game like The Heist by tap tap tap, it's difficult to remain cynical as you realize you've jumped down the rabbit hole and you're enjoying every minute of its maddening puzzles. What makes this game so intriguing is how quickly it manages to invest players in something as obtuse as solving puzzles to crack open a safe. You're given little motivation…

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In Case of Fire Review

Review Coin Bump, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
In Case of Fire Review

As game types go, the 'puzzle platformer' is often an odd one to deal with as the amount of variation is limited only by how you want to tackle the 'puzzle' part of the equation. While it's possible to add challenges based around logic, attempting to crack the precise sequence of actions required to pass a screen can be just as difficult to overcome. In Case Of Fire (ICOF) by Coin Bump takes the second route as players attempt to rescue someone from a burning building by avoiding the f…

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Tackle A Pop-Infused Zombie Apocalypse In Save Toshi 2

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 5 months ago
Tackle A Pop-Infused Zombie Apocalypse In Save Toshi 2

If only some otherworldly demonic force would burst through the earth's crust and drag some of the tepid, lifeless, manufactured popstar pap away from our screens, newspapers, and lives... Perhaps thoughts like this were going through the team at Nitako's collective minds as they sat down to discuss the plotline of their latest outing - and sequel to Save Toshi - Popstar Physics. Demons have kidnapped cutesy anime popstar Toshi, and without her devil-slaying dance powers to protect the world, a zombie apocalypse has ensued. Popstar Physics unsurprisingly serves up more of the same Save Toshi-style action: you're tasked with shooting balls around to destroy zombie clones of the unfortunate…


Demolition Dash Free Review

Review dreamfab By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Demolition Dash Free Review

Sometimes it's easy to pre-judge and potentially dismiss a game just because it doesn't 'look good', but there's an evil flip-side to this kind of thinking that results in 'style over substance'. Demolition Dash by dreamfab is a visually impressive title that packages the basic gameplay of an endless platformer with visual flair, but it all feels skin deep. Now and then gamers get the opportunity to wreak havoc in a city ala Godzilla, but in Demolition Dash things are scaled back - a…

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Slug Bugs Review

Review Ghost LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Slug Bugs Review

I'd be surprised if you haven't played 'Punch Buggy' at least once in your life, be it seriously as a kid or for a laugh as a teen or an adult. If you're not familiar with the children's game, the basic idea is to punch someone's arm on sighting a VW Beetle while saying 'Punch Buggy!'. There are variants, but it's a fun (if painful) way to pass time on long road trips. Slug Bugs by 'Action = Reaction Labs' converts the kid's classic in to a whack-a-mole style game, but with an interest…

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NaturalMotion's Icebreaker Slashes Onto iPhone On 2nd June

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 5 months ago
NaturalMotion's Icebreaker Slashes Onto iPhone On 2nd June

The release of Icebreaker, NaturalMotion's explosive new ice hockey sim, has been, wait for it...put on ice until next week. NaturalMotion's previous title Backbreaker Football cut away all of the fluff associated with gridiron to focus purely on the art of tackling. In doing so, Backbreaker Football picked up a 5/5 from AppSpy and sold 3 million copies. NaturalMotion will be looking to emulate that success with Icebreaker, where the overriding principle remains roughly the same: race from one end of the rink to the other, evade several opponents, and blast the puck into the unwitting goal. You can spin and dodge along the icy gauntlet, with more advanced techniques for scoring becoming…