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Substantial Update Coming To League of Evil

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Substantial Update Coming To League of Evil

Contrary to some belief, League of Evil has nothing whatsoever to do with the autocrats running the Premiership in England. No, it is, in fact, a fantastically fun iPhone platformer from Ravenous Games, which hopped, skipped, and jumped into AppSpy’s good books in early February. Don’t be fooled by the charming presentation and retro art style, though – League of Evil is one tough cookie, Bob. And to make your life even harder in future, Ravenous Games are cooking up an update filled with new obstacles, traps, and 30 additional levels. The question is when can we expect to dine on this fulsome feast? Soon, say the devs, who have already submitted the extra content to Apple for that…


Snowboard Hero Review

Review FISHLABS By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Snowboard Hero Review

Has snowboarding ever not been a fairly cool sport to enjoy? For one, you're essentially surfing on snow, but with the added bonus of being able to grind rails and perform crazy stunts much like a skateboarder. It's hard to be unimpressed by the antics of truly talented snowboarders and the sport has found itself the subject of many arcade sports titles including the latest title from FISHLABS, Snowboard Hero. After choosing from one of the four currently available characters, players…

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World of Goo For iPhone Submitted To Apple

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
World of Goo For iPhone Submitted To Apple

iPhone owners have been waiting for what seems like an eternity for 2D Boy’s World of Goo to appear on their handhelds. In reality, 18 months have passed since the famed indie developers first mooted that a World of Goo iPhone edition was in the works. Of course, the iPhone’s big brother iPad launched in the meantime, and 2D Boy switched their attention to readying the physics-based puzzler for the larger touchscreen. The net result was - in the developer’s own words - the best version “by far” of the bridge building extravaganza. All of that patience on the part of iPhoners is about to be rewarded, though, as 2D Boy has finally submitted the iPhone strain of World of Goo to App…


FINAL FANTASY III Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
FINAL FANTASY III Review

Many outside of Japan know Final Fantasy III (FF3) in its original incarnation on the SNES, though as history would have it this was in fact the 6th installment. Numbering conventions aside, FF3 saw its official debut outside of Japan in 2006 after being released in full 3D for the Nintendo DS and a port of the original NES game on the Nintendo Wii in 2009. Square Enix, ever ready to remain hip with the times has brought the 3D incarnation to the App Store, along with the usual bevvy o…

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Ngmoco Roll Out Updates To Rolando and Rolando 2

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Ngmoco Roll Out Updates To Rolando and Rolando 2

In many respects, ngmoco’s platforming puzzler Rolando was the iPhone title that validated Apple’s mobile as a viable gaming platform. Inspired to some extent - certainly aesthetically - by LocoRoco on PSP, Rolando rolled onto iPhone in December 2008, complete with jaunty music supplied by Brit DJ Mr Scruff. Whether seduced by Mikko Walamies’s artwork, THAT infuriatingly catchy soundtrack, or the simple swipe-y control mechanism, players weren’t likely to forget the inhabitants of Rolandoland very quickly once installed. Well, the original and its 2.5D-favouring successor Rolando 2: Quest for the Golden Orchid are now on sale for 59p, so grab 'em while they're cheap. Even better,…


Death Rally Review

Death Rally Review

While gamers are likely to recognize and associate Remedy Entertainment with titles like Max Payne and Alan Wake, those who were lucky enough to be a PC gamer in the 90's might remember the original Death Rally and its top-down Death Race 2000 inspired mayhem. While not as fully featured as some racers, the arcade-style classic has been reborn on the App Store and players can get back to what's truly important in a race - blowing people up. However, before you can start causing some r…

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Gameloft Tease FPS Sequel N.O.V.A: Elite On Facebook

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Gameloft Tease FPS Sequel N.O.V.A: Elite On Facebook

Facebook means many things to many people: For some, it’s a way of keeping up to date with the lives of distant relatives. For others, it’s an excuse to stalk ex-lovers. For video game developers, though, Zuckerberg’s social network is most commonly used as a marketing channel. And Gameloft’s Facebook page is one of the more vibrant and fertile, the company often engaging their community to perform shameless acts of shilling. See Exhibit A for proof. In celebration of acquiring 300,000 Facebook ‘Fans’, the French publishers have released a teaser image for the next iteration in the N.O.V.A. series, subtitled Elite. Don’t get too excited, mind. It’s only a bit of artwor…


New Beginnings and an Introduction (or two)

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
New Beginnings and an Introduction (or two)

Over the last year I've had the immense pleasure of creating content for you, the readers, however those of you who follow AppSpy may have noticed a significant gap in our production. If you happened to follow AppSpy's other social feeds you may know that due to circumstances outside of my grasp this project had to cease and as such I had to be let go. First things first, I should thank those that sent their support - I really enjoy making these reviews and it's great to know that they're enjoyed equally by our readers. I say 'our' as AppSpy has now transitioned to a new company and you'll be seeing some new faces on the site and we'll be working on getting things moving again while…


Grasshopper Donate Sales From Frog Minutes To Japan

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Grasshopper Donate Sales From Frog Minutes To Japan

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a pair of iOS sites AppsJP.com and iPhoneGamerUK who had come together for the Japanese relief effort. In addition, local gaming giants Capcom and Sega have recently pledged revenue from their iPhone titles to organisations helping to rebuild the afflicted nation. Japanese developer Grasshopper - best known for its GameCube hit Killer 7 and No More Heroes on Wii - have joined their compatriots today in raising funds for victims of the tragedy. All proceeds from the sales of Frog Minutes on iPhone and iPad will be donated by Grasshopper to the Japanese Red Cross. This amphibian collection game aims to put you at one with nature, so that you can exp…


Death Rally Coming To iPhone and iPad 31st March

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Death Rally Coming To iPhone and iPad 31st March

Remedy are entering the iOS top-down racing scene tomorrow with their car combat game Death Rally. Available as a universal app for an undisclosed price, Death Rally will feature five cars (to begin with), six tracks, and a multitude of weapons with which to annihilate your fellow competitors. Remedy have integrated Game Center into their arcade driving experience, though multiplayer match-ups will only arrive via a future update. One extra note of interest: look out for the celebrity crossover drivers, including Angry Birds’s Mighty Eagle, Duke Nukem, and Alan Wake’s Barry Wheeler!…


A Moon For The Sky Goes Free For Unspecified Time

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
A Moon For The Sky Goes Free For Unspecified Time

Egg Ball have made their casual pick up and play puzzler A Moon For The Sky free for an undetermined period on both iPhone and iPad. At the dawn of the millennium, the world of Astrolunia is thrown out of kilter when its Moon begins to wither. Luckily for all concerned, a new moon is harvested relatively quickly, leaving you with the onerous task of bouncing the orb safely into orbit. Draw a line under your celestial body and watch it rebound past obstacles galore, collecting stars and earning achievements in the process. Well, that’s the theory. Should the 18-level campaign prove an insufficient test, A Moon For The Sky’s endless mode will keep you entertained for...ever, we guess.…


Flick Golf Updated With 5 Extra Courses

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Flick Golf Updated With 5 Extra Courses

Though it shares the same basic principles as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, namely shoot your ball as close to the pin as possible, Flick Golf substitutes EA’s realistic approach with a healthy dollop of fun. Full Fat’s addictive flick-based action has now been updated, with five extra courses and an additional gameplay mode (Quickshot Pro) the standout features. For those rocking iOS 4.1 or higher, Game Center support brings 15 fresh achievements to get your teeth into. And for everyone else, OpenFeint integration takes care of community-based scores and leaderboards. Welcome tweaks to the UI and improvements to the framerate and collision detection make what was already an enjoyable ro…


Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Lands On App Store Fairway

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Lands On App Store Fairway

Having rebuilt his personal and professional life after news of his infidelities broke in late 2009, Tiger Woods furthers the rehabilitation process by launching the next iteration of his popular golfing sim on iOS. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 landed on the App Store green overnight, retailing for $6.99 on iPhone. A HD iPad version should emerge from EA’s rough over the next few days, presumably priced at $9.99. In this edition of the long-established franchise, golfers can tee off from eight real-world courses, from St Andrews to Pebble Beach, and step into the metal spiked shoes of Paul Casey and Tiger himself. Facebook integration allows friends to compare their closest to the pin effort…


Gobtron! - Live Hands-On Preview

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Gobtron! - Live Hands-On Preview

When I saw the screenshots and videos for Gobtron! by Juicy Beast I just had to get my hands on a copy right away - it looked like too much fun! Fortunately, the developers were more than happy to let me tinker away with an early release. With an expected release date of April 1st (no foolin'), there's still a bit of time left for tweaks and changes, so as always these previews may not be entirely accurate as compared to the release copy. Additional screenshots have also been included after the video and if you're interested, check out the game's website for more info. YouTube Preview: Screenshots:…


2Bit Review

Review Industrial Brothers By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
2Bit Review

Arcade games aren't exactly difficult to find on the App Store and at times it can be hard to stay excited as you jump from one title to the next due to their generally repetitive nature. Ironically, abstract titles that strip gameplay elements to the absolute minimum can be insanely addictive and the rise of genres like the endless jumper/runner are a testament to their elegance. 2Bit by Industrial Brothers isn't so much an endless title or a platformer or a shooter, but an abstract…

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