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Ideal Bureaucracy Created Papa Penguin In 48 Hours!

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Ideal Bureaucracy Created Papa Penguin In 48 Hours!

In the last two hours, I’ve checked my email, written a weekly round-up, and scoured news outlets for updates on Lionel Messi’s wellbeing. I know, I know: some of you will probably be thinking, “wow, what a productive young man that Richard Brown truly is!” Others may not be. One such group of fellows in the latter camp is Ideal Bureaucracy, a Russian game development studio who recently concocted an iOS game from scratch in 120 minutes flat. The cute, casual arcader Papa Penguin was the fruit of their incredibly intensive labour, and after five further days of bug testing and polishing, this Antarctic-based adventure was shipped off to Apple HQ. (Check Papa Penguin out here.) Id…


World of Goo Review

Review 2D BOY By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
World of Goo Review

NOTE: While our site is still indicating the initial discount price of $0.99, the App has returned to its full price of $2.99 as of 15th April 2011. There are few games as easy to recommend for your desktop PC as World of Goo by 2D BOY; while there are similar titles that could be considered more challenging, the charming story and presentation of this game goes a long way to absorb and lock players in. Its eventual release on the iPad was a boon for the iOS device and a great way to…

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The Relic Review

Review Clickgamer.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
The Relic Review

When you think about Action-RPGs and what you expect of them the list is generally fairly small. Oodles of monsters with maybe a boss or two sprinkled in; silly spells or attacks to crush them all; and maybe an item drop to push those easily manipulated brain cells in to playing a little longer. What you shouldn't need to include on the list is: being able to move around; being able to attack enemies; and being able to upgrade your skills. The Relic by Clickgamer and Axolotl Studios ha…

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Cross Fingers Slides Down To 99c

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Cross Fingers Slides Down To 99c

Heck, you wait all year for one price drop announcement from Mobigame and then two arrive in a matter of days. Stealth-cum-action romp Perfect Cell received the promotional treatment last week and it’s subsequently been joined in Mobigame’s iOS bargain basement by Cross Fingers. Even more exciting than the news this polished tangram-esque puzzler is on sale at 99c is the inclusion of a stack (and we mean stack!) of new levels from its creator. Retina display support and leaderboards bolster Cross Finger’s appeal, though its combination of block shifting and gorgeous packaging was sufficient to find us enamoured from the start. If you fancy taking up the mighty 390 puzzle challenge,…


Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage Review

Review Bottle Rocket By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage Review

Video-games, along with other media, have long since been co-opted by marketing gurus who want to cash in on their intellectual property, resulting in the much maligned 'tie-in' product. With the advent of YouTube shows becoming popular it was only a matter of time until a tie-in for one of these shows appeared and so it is with a heavy heart I dive in to Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage. It should be said that I do dislike the show; Orange is simply far too good at his job for me to…

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Streets of Rage 2 Muscles Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Streets of Rage 2 Muscles Onto iPhone

You may recall that last week Japanese video game behemoth Capcom brandished two extra cabinets in its iPhone Arcade. One of the new titles made available to Capcom Arcade punters was, of course, Final Fight. (The other was 1943.) Now, almost by coincidence, Capcom’s great rival Sega has released its own side-scrolling sensation Streets of Rage 2 onto the App Store. Well, the New Zealand App Store. The original ORIGINAL Streets of Rage was Sega’s Genesis response to the Nintendo-exclusive Final Fight, so this particular duel has bucketloads of previous. Anyhow, Streets of Rage 2 for iPhone will scrap its way into all App Store territories overnight, retailing for $2.99 and guaranteei…


City of Secrets Review

Review Aidem Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
City of Secrets Review

Being the classic adventure game fan that I am, the recent smattering of traditional adventure titles on the App Store has been a bit of a boon. This is no surprise considering the revival of-sorts of the genre on the PC, but who's going to question why it's happening when games like City of Secrets by Aidem Media are just waiting for you to dive in. The easy-going Mr. Mole and his friend Rex have, through circuitous means, become embroiled in the political brouhaha of a secret mole s…

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Papa Sangre Creators Uncloak The Nightjar For iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Papa Sangre Creators Uncloak The Nightjar For iPhone

By its own publisher’s admission, Papa Sangre is a bit - well - out there. Described in one quarter as the “video game with no video”, Somethin’ Else’s atmospheric / spooky audio experience certainly made an impression on the App Store community. Including a favourable one on AppSpy’s very own Andrew. Thanks to nifty, and no doubt incredibly complex, 3D binaural tech, you navigate around the chilling palace of the eponymous demon using only your sense of hearing...and a few swipes on the touchscreen. And continuing in that ‘enigmatic’ vein, Somethin’ Else has taken to that other great contemporary marketing channel Twitter to feed intriguing droplets of info about its u…


Super Stickman Golf Updates With Multiplayer And A Discount

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Super Stickman Golf Updates With Multiplayer And A Discount

At this point some readers might be a bit confused as they might remember this title better under its original title of 'Super Stick Golf'. Unfortunately a rather vicious trademark claim earlier in the year resulted in many games needing to change their titles to remove the word 'Stick' with relation to sports games. So now we have 'Super Stickman Golf', but other than the title the game hasn't lost its charm at all. In fact today's update of the game has gone a long way to improve what was already an amazing Singleplayer experience by adding in a Multiplayer feature along with a few related achievements and six new courses. Players can duke it out in a 2-4 player match-up played in real-ti…


Woozzle Review

Review Lukas Korba By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Woozzle Review

I've said it before and I'll say it again, but if you missed out on owning an Amiga you missed out on a prime slice of gaming history and some incredible titles. One such game that crossed the computer's path was Logical by Rainbow Arts (of Turrican fame) and while it suffered for its association with other abstract puzzle titles of the time it has seen a revival in the form of Woozzle by Mugeaters. The core gameplay is fairly simple as you only have to fill up a series of rotating pl…

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25 Extra Levels In Push Panic Revamp

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
25 Extra Levels In Push Panic Revamp

Push Panic is bloody brilliant. Don’t take my word for it, though: Andrew agreed wholesale when he covered it for AppSpy four months ago. The reason why it’s brilliant? Simples. Push Panic actually – cough – pushes the envelope of match-three puzzlers by forcing the player to interact with the cascading blocks much more so than normal through taps and shunts. And anyone who thought they’d cracked Appular’s colour-coded combinations had better ready their thumbs for the next wave... Push Panic’s ranks have swollen to the tune of 25 new levels, eight fresh achievements, and 17 gold rings. Ok, that last one isn’t true. In addition, Push Panic has been converted into a unive…


AlexPanda HD Review

Review Lakoo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
AlexPanda HD Review

Don't be fooled by its cute exterior - AlexPanda by Lakoo is the video game equivalent of a weapon designed for the soul-purpose of getting you to whip out your wallet. Should you take the plunge in to this cute, vibrantly presented arcade challenge, you'll need to take on the task of rescuing AlexPanda by dragging him through numerous hazards to the safe location on each level. Things start out easily enough as your panda is manipulated by touching and dragging him around the screen.…

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World of Goo For iPhone Arriving On Thursday

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
World of Goo For iPhone Arriving On Thursday

Well, folks, we finally have a date! Developers 2D Boy announced earlier today on their blog that World of Goo for iPhone will roll onto the App Store on Thursday. Yes, THIS Thursday. The iPad version of the construction builder’s wet dream drew plenty of critical praise when launched last December, so here’s hoping the translation to the smaller screen is a smooth one. Mark your diaries now, for, as promised, World of Goo for iPhone will drop at 99c, before being draggggged up to $2.99 24 hours after release. The Sign Painter has confirmed once and for all, too, that World of Goo is only compatible with iPhone 3GSs and iPhone 4s. Pay attention to another ‘warning’ from the gam…


Race After 1977 Review

Review Xpect Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Race After 1977 Review

Despite presenting itself as a standard post-apocalyptic racer, Race After 1977 by Xpect Games is a hard game to peg down as it skitters the edge of a variety of different game types without really committing to any of them. Unfortunately things eventually resolve in to a fairly vanilla racer and you're left feeling deflated from all the potential that is left unrealized. The first major choice you'll need to make comes in the form of settling on a control system that works for you. T…

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Mos Speedrun Review

Review Physmo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Mos Speedrun Review

The idea of finishing a level as fast as possible in a platformer can be fairly common, with some games even going so far as to reward players for their speed, be it through bonus points, achievements or maybe that elusive third golden star. Mos Speedrun by Physmo turns speedy play in to a core component of its retro-slathered skill based platforming and while you don't have to beat the top times to win, taking on the challenge will require patience and reflexes honed to a sharp point…

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