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Forget-Me-Not Review

Review Nyarlu Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Forget-Me-Not Review

Some may remember Nyarlu Labs for their somewhat bizarre, but incredibly fun and unique title Magnetic Shaving Derby. I'll give you a moment to let all of the memories to flood back as you remember a disheveled pixel-art face and other various random objects. All good? Forget-Me-Not is the latest from the developer and while the game may look a lot less bizarre, the combination of Pac Man and Rogue-like elements makes for an experience that's hard to put down. Players must control the…

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Bow Mobile Opens Up Over Double Dragon

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Bow Mobile Opens Up Over Double Dragon

Trying to reach an International audience with your game can be hard at the best of times, but the differences between the Japanese and Western markets can sometimes be like night and day, making something as simple as marketing the game a challenge. Our friends over at AppsJP help to bridge the gap between a predominantly Western focused App Store and the Japanese gaming community and they recently managed to sit down with Bow Moblie to discuss their release of Double Dragon. A translated snippet of the interview follows, but of note is the focus that the company has on reaching that Western audience and seemingly falling short of the mark despite making changes that really add to the exp…


Gangstar: Miami Vindication Dropped To 99c

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Gangstar: Miami Vindication Dropped To 99c

I’m not ashamed to admit I bop my head now and again to some slick Jay-Z rhymes, but the whole gangster-gangster posturing side of hip-hop frightens me somewhat. I suspect it has much to do with the violence, guns, and disturbingly lax morals vis-à-vis da' laydeez. Video games are ace, though, innit, for I can live out my wildest 50 Cent fantasies without fear of recrimination. Ohhhh, yeah, baby. And if YOU fancy infiltrating gangs, undertaking missions, and generally causing carnage on the mean streets of Flo Rida, Gameloft have just the iOS title for you. Gangstar: Miami Vindication is the second in the series of superlative sandbox stories (try saying that twice in a row) from the…


Cut the Rope Showcased On Giant Screens

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Cut the Rope Showcased On Giant Screens

It’s Friday, so why not – ahem – cut loose and rope in some fun, eh? Eh!! When App Store devs release an update to their prized possession, many opt to tell the world about it via a press statement. Others prefer to shout from the social networking rooftops. Cut the Rope’s publishers Chillingo (in conjunction with Monster Media), however, have chosen a slightly different tack altogether to promote their recently launched Magic Box level pack. To showcase / show off their BAFTA Award-winning and AppSpy 5* physics-based puzzler, they’ve set up two humongous interactive displays in strategic locations across the US. Well, two locations, to be precise. If you’re in the vicinity…


Atari's Greatest Hits Review

Review Atari By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Atari's Greatest Hits Review

Some may not be old enough or may have missed one of those golden periods of video games where consoles had access to the magical '99-in-1' (or similar) cartridges that were jam-packed with games. Not necessarily great games, but when it came to value it was hard to beat, though some carts were obviously a bit dubious in their origins. Modern gaming has long since jumped on board the 'retro game collection' bandwagon, though the limited amount of games can be a tease especially for the…

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Robot Wants Kitty Review

Review Raptisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Robot Wants Kitty Review

Some may know Raptisoft by their somewhat darker 'Solomon' series of Action-RPG titles, but Robot Wants Kitty developed with Hamumu Software explores a somewhat softer side as you follow the adventures of a single-minded robot on a quest to upgrade, destroy and hug. For those up with their gaming parlance the game fits within the Metroidvania style of games. For those who want to believe they're not so embedded in gaming culture, this simply means you'll find yourself controlling the…

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Cave Discount Bullet Hell iOS Games

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Cave Discount Bullet Hell iOS Games

In times of acute adversity, the strength of human spirit is called upon. Nowhere has that been more evident than in the recovery missions carried out on behalf of those communities decimated by recent natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan. iOS developers and publishers around the world have played their part in the relief effort, donating revenue to charities tied to the affected regions. Japanese bullet hell specialists Cave have decided to contribute in their own small measure by pledging earnings from the sale of Mushihimesama Bug Panic over nine days (starting on the 9th) to the local Red Cross. The 5* Mushihimesama Bug Panic, 5* ESPGALUDA II, and 4* Dodonpachi Resurrection hav…


Perfect Cell Gets Perfect Price Reduction

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Perfect Cell Gets Perfect Price Reduction

Any game featuring the word ‘Perfect’ is under pressure from the outset, with the developer left wide open to... Hang on, we’ve been here before methinks. Anyyyyyyways, you may remember Mobigame from such controversies as the Edge incident (starring trademark troll Tim Langdell) and the gloriously filthy Truckers Delight pop promo. What you may have overlooked – oh, silly you – is the fact that the vast majority of their iOS output is of a high calibre, and Perfect Cell is no exception. Using varying degrees of stealth, survival, puzzle solving, and swipes, Perfect Cell sees your super-advanced alien life form attempt to escape a high-security submarine base…


Gold & Chocolate Review

Review Cocobic By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Gold & Chocolate Review

While it's great to kill some time with the latest action-based arcade title, sometimes you just want to wind things back and chill out instead. Gold & Chocolate by Cocobic is all about calm and considered decisions as you attempt to sort the baddies out from the cute little good guys thanks to the light of a golden comet. Tilting the screen will cause the comet(s) to streak their way across the screen, moving at different paces and angles depending on the level you're on. You'll…

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Mr.Ninja Review

Review PONOS By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Mr.Ninja Review

The 'Mr.' series from PONOS has already become synonymous with fun, quality time-wasters that always end up being far more addictive than a first glance would assume. Mr. Ninja is no exception and time will simply drip away as you attempt to beat your high-score 'because like, I shouldn't have died there, I know I can do better, I'll just play one more round... no seriously, just one more'. It should be said that Mr. Ninja could easily become the target of the angry mobs who come out…

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First Touch Soccer Unveiled By X2 Soccer Team

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
First Touch Soccer Unveiled By X2 Soccer Team

Oh, you lucky, lucky AppSpy readers. Not one, but two tasty morsels in a single news item on our fourth favourite subject: football (or soccer, to our American cousins). For any weeping Tottenham Hotspur or Inter Milan supporters out there, the makers of X2 Soccer 2010, Exient, are here to brighten up your day with a screenshot from their follow-up footy sim First Touch Soccer. If you're a sucker for swish 3D football games, keep on reading. If not, look away now. X2 Soccer 2010 itself scored a cracking 4 out of 5 when reviewed by Andrew last season, who praised its controls and gorgeous graphics, but criticised the commentary for being, well, er, hmm, err, limited. Damn, I almo…


Extra Mode and Armoury In Legendary Wars Update

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 6 months ago
Extra Mode and Armoury In Legendary Wars Update

Any game featuring the word ‘Legendary’ is under pressure from the outset, with the developer left wide open to ridicule, should the gameplay stink. Fortunately for the maker of the cartoony castle defence title Legendary Wars, this Plants vs. Zombies-esque time killer in the main lives up to its lofty moniker, despite the imprecise control scheme. That said, Liv Games have gone some way to assuaging the complaints from the Legendary Wars fraternity by dropping a whole load of new content onto the zombie, vamp, and gargoyle infested battlefield. 50 Game Center achievements, a new Arena mode, and a stack of new armoury should extend the Legendary Wars experience no end. But if you’r…


GOBTRON Review

Review Juicy Beast Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
GOBTRON Review

It's unfortunate that most game developers with a modicum of success will inevitably have to deal with a 'clone' of their game idea. Thankfully the best way to combat the problem is to prove that the original is still the best and GOBTRON by Juicy Beast Studio does just that, brushing aside the would-be usurpers to the throne. Unless you've lost sight of that inner-child, gross-out humor will always remain a little bit amusing, even if it only manages to pull out a tiny smirk in the c…

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Gameloft Release Screenshots Of Order & Chaos Online

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Gameloft Release Screenshots Of Order & Chaos Online

People often ponder, “why do buses come in threes?” Well, we can’t really answer that logistical conundrum, but we can point you towards the second Gameloft treat in a matter of days. See what we did there? After teasing us with gorgeous artwork from their upcoming FPS sequel N.O.V.A: Elite, Gameloft’s marketing men are it at again, this time showing off some screenshots for Order & Chaos Online. In time honoured fashion, this smattering of images and illustrations was posted on Gameloft’s Facebook page, though only after one of those popular X Factor style polls. For those unfamiliar with Order & Chaos Online, the best thing to do is close your eyes, imagine World of Warcraft…


Final Fight and 1943 Added To Capcom Arcade

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Final Fight and 1943 Added To Capcom Arcade

Nostalgia in and of itself is no bad thing, particularly if it reunites us with a long-forgotten genre or reminds us of a time when petrol cost less than three arms and a leg. Capcom Arcade on iPhone is the publisher’s attempt at rekindling some glorious gaming memories, albeit minus the sweat-filled rooms and the constant beep-beep-beep from adjacent cabinets. When it launched on Apple’s Store, the free app Capcom Arcade comprised four titles from the ‘golden era’: Street Fighter II, Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, 1942, and Commando. There is just one catch: if you want to test your Ryu reflexes more than three times a day, you have to cough up for tokens or buy the game…