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Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

News By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

Touch Dimensions has just given its wonderful RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords a substantial free update. Titled Insurrection, the update adds a huge amount of content. If you were absorbed by the game’s feudal storyline, the new 'Against All Odds' scenario offers you the perfect excuse to jump back into the campaign.  On the other hand, if it was the RTS battles that kept you enthralled, then the random scenario generator will provide more scuffles to keep you amused. As well as the additional scenarios, Insurrection also brings a number of tweaks to the already fine tuned RTS combat. Most interesting of these is the ability to pause during battle to issue commands…


World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

News By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

World of Tanks Blitz was soft-launched on selected App Stores last month. Since then we have been awaiting news of a worldwide release date. Now we have one: June 26th. Developer Wargaming’s incredibly popular free-to-play tank game World of Tanks first made a name for itself on PC and Xbox, before making the move to iOS in the form of World of Tanks Blitz.  The mobile MMO allows up to seven players to join forces to battle other teams in large arenas. Rather than rolling in guns blazing, however, every player has to expertly play their part if their team is to have any chance of success. From speedy light weight scout machines to the heavily armoured super tanks, World…


Hands-on with Fluid SE, the aquatic, Pac-Man-inspired twitch puzzler

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 months ago
Hands-on with Fluid SE, the aquatic, Pac-Man-inspired twitch puzzler

Radiangames make good, clean games. Whether it's the frenzied neon drama of Inferno+, or the smooth, dual stick gunplay of JoyJoy, you can usually expect a certain level of polish and quality from the team's mobile releases. In this regard, Fluid SE is not different. It features the same curved mazes and gliding physics synonymous with the developer's work. It offers a decent amount of challenge, and early signs suggest a healthy replayablility factor. Instead of making you shoot plasma cannon till you can shoot no more, however, Fluid SE has you munching down yellow pellets in classic Pac-Man style while racing against the clock. It'll be out at midnight tonight, and will set you back &…


99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

Review WeirdBeard By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

99 Bricks Wizard Academy doesn't waste a moment introducing you to its magical, Tetris-inspired world. The charming puzzler has you fill the pointy shoes of a trainee wizard, and sets you the task of building yourself a tower to call home. To erect this structure, you must direct Tetris-style blocks into place upon a narrow foundation. You drag each shape toward its intended destination with your finger, while a single tap of the screen allows you to rotate them as they fall…

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Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 1 week ago
Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

Crescent Moon Games's new puzzler Twisty Planet will be landing on the App Store tonight at midnight. This cute 3D puzzler has you guiding the tiny Qub around 60 blocky worlds across three galaxies. To lead the little chap to each level's goal you must turn and twist the planet beneath him. The revolving mechanic lets you shift the world from under Qub’s feet to make him fall, springboard, and teleport his way to new areas. You have to be careful as you rotate the landscape, however. One wrong turn a Qub could slide off a surface, miss his platform and shoot off into space. Each planet has three stars for Qub to collect along the way. These are often located on hard-to-reach outc…


Hands-On with VVVVVV, the super-tough, gravity-shifting platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 months, 1 week ago
Hands-On with VVVVVV, the super-tough, gravity-shifting platformer

Regular AppSpy readers will know that I have a soft spot for Super Hexagon. This minimalist twitch masterpiece was cooked by Terry Cavanagh, whose previously gained noteriety for his gruellingly hard retro platformer VVVVVV. Initially released as a Flash game on PC, then later ported to Nintendo 3DS, VVVVVV has finally found its way onto iOS. At midnight tonight, you'll be able to download this punishing sci-fi patience-tester for iPhone and iPad. Cast as Captain Viridian, you must evacuate your space craft, which ihas been catapaulted into the VVVVVV dimension. For some reason, this means you can control gravity, letting you leap from floor to ceiling with a single tap of the screen. I w…


Chillingo's Mech lets you battle 8 players online in massive robot deathmatches

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 1 week ago
Chillingo's Mech lets you battle 8 players online in massive robot deathmatches

Chillingo’s upcoming third-person shooter Mech lets you pilot your very own Mechanized Assault Walker, and battle players around the world. Developed by Small Impact games and utilising the Unreal Engine 3, Mech certainly looks the part, featuring a decent selection of impressively rendered metal monstrosities. The combat lets you pit your skills against up to eight players in competitive online matches. Learning the layout of the four futuristic arenas will help you discover different tactical options, giving you the edge on your foes. You can select one of 12 different walkers to pilot. By customising your loadout from the game’s 28 different weapons you can match your bat…


Final Fantasy VII G-Bike burning onto iPhone and iPad this year

News By James Gilmour, 3 months, 1 week ago
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike burning onto iPhone and iPad this year

Remember that bike racing mini-game from Final Fantasy VII? The one set at the Gold Saucer amusement park where spikey-haired saviour Cloud Strife rockets down a highway slashing at beasties with a comically oversized sword? Well, Square Enix has decided to repackage the concept as a stand-alone iOS game called Final Fantasy VII G-Bike, and it's coming to iPhone and iPad later this year. As you can see from the trailer, FFVII G-Bike looks very similar to mini-game upon which it is based. As it's basically an endless runner, we imagine you'll be swiping or tilting to steer your bike, while tapping to attack the stream of enemies being thrown at you. Speaking to IGN, Square produce Ichiro…


Final Fantasy Agito coming to iPhone and iPad in North America 'soon'

News By James Gilmour, 3 months, 1 week ago
Final Fantasy Agito coming to iPhone and iPad in North America 'soon'

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Agito will be released in North America. Set in the Final Fantasy XIII universe, Final Fantasy Agito casts you as a young cadet who must train in the ways of creature combat, and save Orience from a terrible fate. Rather than step into the shoes of a pre-made character, this mobile RPG lets you craft your own scholar / warrior, and then guide them around Akademia taking on trials and gaining expererience. As you learn, you'll also encounter characters from the PSP game Final Fantasy Type-O, which is also due to hit US and Europe sometime this year. You'll be able to download Final Fantasy Agito for free "soon". …


Final Flight of the Perseus Review

Review Third Party Ninjas LLC By Alex Beech, 3 months, 1 week ago
Final Flight of the Perseus Review

Final Flight of the Perseus is a free shmup that continues the legacy of arcade classics like Galaga. Controlling the inevitably doomed starship Perseus, you must battle waves of attacking enemy aliens until your reactions fail you, and you explode into spacedust. Direct controls help you to navigate the single-screen war zones in seconds. Your crude, pixelated ship fires endlessly upwards as you drag it around the screen, dodging the equally ugly alien aggressors. Unfortunately, the…

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Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 1 week ago
Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

Feather-filled RPG spin-off Angry Birds Epic was soft-launched in Canada and New Zealand back in March. Now, three months later, it is set to arrive on App Stores worldwide this Thursday. Angry Birds Epic takes Rovio’s iconic cast of irate avians and thrusts them into a tactical turn-based game reminiscent of a JRPG. Think Final Fowl-tasy, and you are on the right track. The birds have all been redesigned to suit the game’s medieval world, and act as a shorthand for their combat abilities. The red bird is covered in armour to show its new role as a powerful knight, while the yellow bird dons a pointy hat to demonstrate its magical abilities. Individual battles are…


E3 2014: Ubisoft unveils Just Dance Now mobile app

News By James Gilmour, 3 months, 1 week ago
E3 2014: Ubisoft unveils Just Dance Now mobile app

Ubisoft has announced Just Dance Now, a mobile app which lets you bust a move while you're on the move. Revealed at Ubisoft's E3 keynote alongside the upcoming console game Just Dance 2015, this app turns your phone into a jukebox remote control, allowing you to transform any room with a TV into an impromtu dance hall. Once you've downloaded the app and synced with the Just Dance site, you simply beam the choreography to a second screen, and then let your iPhone's accelerometer keep track of your movements. According to Just Dance brand manager Jason Altman, you'll be able to use Just Dance Now to engage in dance-offs with other mobile players. In fact, though he has yet to test it with a…


Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 1 week ago
Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

Great Little War Game 2 is the second installment of Rubicon Mobiles military strategy series, and it has just occupied the App Store. Continuing the turn-based formula of the original, Great Little War Game 2 has you commanding squads of infantry and armour as they attempt to conquer the enemy. As you battle through the game’s 60 missions you unlock new units and upgrades to ensure your army is always up to the challenge at hand. While it sounds quite serious, the cartoony 3D graphics and charming audio keep proceedings lighthearted as you pit your blue army against the evil reds. Naturally, this sequel promises a host of enhancements. These include the standard improved vis…


Twin-stick shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is available now for iPad

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 1 week ago
Twin-stick shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is available now for iPad

Prepare to rock out with your glock out: top-down shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands has just landed on the App Store. It may seem like an odd fit, but this twin-stick shooter is a tie-in to the titular band’s new LP, Recharge. Developed by Kuuluu Interactive, this old-school iPad shooter will let you unlock tracks from the album as you play through 50 violent missions. Controlling a member of the Resistance, you must use your power glove and elemental attacks to defeat the vicious half-human, half-metal Hybrids. These beasts have ravaged the world of it resources leaving it as little more than a husk. It's up to you to return power to the planet to as you battle throu…


Hands-on with Plantman, the bug-zapping puzzle platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 3 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Plantman, the bug-zapping puzzle platformer

These days, most games set in a post-apocalyptic world revolve around running away from zombies.  It's refreshing, then, to discover a game set after a catastrophic nuclear event which has you beating a hasty retreat from massive insects instead of the undead. The game in question is Plantman, a puzzle-packed platformer which casts you as the manager of an oxygen plant. It's your job to maintain the facility, and keep the life-giving flora free of gigantic, mutant aphids. To do this, you'll need to learn how to lure insects, and then trigger electrified traps to blow these oversized pests into green goo. Curious as to what that might look like? Just watch our hands-on video below to…