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Mr.Ninja Review

Review PONOS By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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…


Tactical Soldier - Undead Rising Review

Review Full Control ApS By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Tactical Soldier - Undead Rising Review

Watching the trends on the App Store can be an amusing hobby as it acts as a sort of miniaturized replica of the greater game market. Turn-based titles are getting their 15 minutes of fame at the moment and with a rich history backing up the genre there's plenty of room for varied games to shine. Tactical Soldier - Undead Rising by Full Control combines a 'science gone mad' storyline with a military base to give players access to plenty of angry zombies and heavy weaponry, though its s…

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Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12 Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12 Review

With the usual smattering of casual golfing titles often taking the forefront on the App Store, it's nice to see a serious golf simulation title now and then and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 certainly goes out of its way to please in this regard. Featuring smooth, realistic graphics; a tight control system with a few neat changes; and gameplay modes that vary from the ultra-casual to completely serious, it's almost the complete package for fans of golfing titles. Those familiar with recent…

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Substantial Update Coming To League of Evil

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 8 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, 8 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…