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Despite its name, Urp! doesn't look like it will give you indigestion

News By Dave Flodine, 4 months, 1 week ago
Despite its name, Urp! doesn't look like it will give you indigestion

Unless you watch the trailer and eat everything that it shows up! Hiyoo!  Perhaps you should just watch the trailer... While the art is a bit stock standard, the level design looks quite impressive, using the different layers, and maze-like paths of the entire rotation of the level to the game's advantage. Exploring might be as enjoyable as solving the puzzles. Urp! is available in the App Store right now for $1.99 (AU) if you're interested. [App Store Link]…


Best Endless-Runners on iPhone and iPad

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 months, 1 week ago
Best Endless-Runners on iPhone and iPad

We know what it's like: loads of endless-runners on the App Store, and not enough time to try them all out and find the best. So stop running around in circles looking for the prime examples of this curious niche within the platforming genre, and just click that big play button on our video below. Do so, and a man with a caramel-smooth voice will walk you through the greatest endless-runners ever to grace the App Store. Go on - he's dying to get it off his chest. …


With the release of a new trailer, Framed is looking pretty slick

News By Dave Flodine, 4 months, 1 week ago
With the release of a new trailer, Framed is looking pretty slick

News of Framed surfaced earlier on in the year. The concept of a game in which you rearrange comic panels in realtime to alter the events of a story seemed not only fresh, but I had concerns about how enjoyable or fluid such an experience would be. I think this latest trailer calms those fears. Take a look! No release date is announced outside of the vague 2014 at the end, but it looks like the time has been spent well, providing an interesting new play style with either a spy or detective thriller. We can't wait!…


Jump between generations in pixel-art RPG Star Trek Trexels

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Jump between generations in pixel-art RPG Star Trek Trexels

Pixel-art RPG Star Trek Trexels has beamed onto iPhone and iPad. It's Star Trek, but [don't you dare - Ed] not as you know it [See me after - Ed].  Rather than stick with a single cast of characters from the sci-fi universe's various spin-off series, developer YesGnome has decided to throw fan favourites from different timelines together in a single causality defying story. As a Star Fleet Admiral, you'll have to prep your ship, the USS Valiant, and its crew for a confrontation with an ancient intergalactic threat called The Progenitors. Naturally, along the way, you'll need to explore strange new worlds and seek out yada yada yada. This involves firing off a few probes, and then eng…


Awaken the dragon in huge Infinity Blade III update on December 19th

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Awaken the dragon in huge Infinity Blade III update on December 19th

Chair has just released details of next Infinity Blade III update, which will be coming to iPhone and iPad on December 19th. Titled Ausar Rising, the update will let you step back into the past by adding the castle from the first Infinity Blade game as a playable area. According the developer, you'll also gain access to over 60 previously unseen items, and be able to natter to other warriors via an in-game chat system. Finally, two new modes will be added to the menu: Survival Arena, and Deathless Quests. Oh, and you'll get to fight another dragon. So that's good. You'll won't be able to download the Ausar Rising update until December 19th, so we suggest you work on your dragon slayin…


The Room Two iPad Review

Review Fireproof Games By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
The Room Two iPad Review

There were few games released last year so perfectly tailored to touchscreen as The Room. Like the mysterious wooden box at the heart of the experience, the game was beautiful, intricate, tactile, and full of secrets. With The Room Two, Fireproof Games has opened the door, both literally and metaphorically, to another dimension of gameplay. Instead of making you focus your sleuthing skills on a single puzzle box, The Room Two has you flitting between numerous contraptions at once. And…

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Hands-On

I won't waste your time with too much intro blurb. We all know why we're here. Rockstar has just released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for iPhone and iPad. When the original game appeared on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, it was the largest and most ambitious GTA experience ever commited to disc. Now, the folks at Rockstar have given their first Los Santos adventure a lick of paint, added some snazzy new shadows and reflections, and let it loose on the App Store. Here is a 10 minute video of me playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: We will have a review for you shortly. If you can't wait for the AppSpy verdict, you can download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for £4.99 / $…


Angry Birds celebrates its 4th birthday

News By Dave Flodine, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Angry Birds celebrates its 4th birthday

Man, has it been four years already? To think that what has become one of the hottest games on the App Store was released around the same time as Appspy's launch (It was December 2009, but the actual date is kind of vague). Anyway, in celebration of its aviary powerhouse, Rovio is adding fifteen new levels to the original game. Sure to the dedicated fan, it won't take you long to plough through them, but it's the thought that counts. Happy Birthday Angry Birds!  (For a treat, go and have a look at our review. It's back when I provided the video voiceover, and it was penned by a young upstart named Andrew) :)…


Colossatron: Massive World Threat to be unleashed on December 19th

News By Dave Flodine, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Colossatron: Massive World Threat to be unleashed on December 19th

Colossatron has waged war on humanity. We have known it was coming for sometime, and now what looks to be Halfbrick's flagship title for the year is set to explode onto iOS on December 19th. The player must aid the destructive force by attaching coloured space drops offs that will assist the creature in its obliteration of mankind. Destroy all seven continents, and you'll be able to make your way to Earth capital. Obviously, we at AppSpy are giddy with anctipation over this news, and we'll be here to give you the full scoop upon release. In the meantime, check out the announcement trailer below:…


Luxuria Superbia Review

Review Tale of Tales By Dave Flodine, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Luxuria Superbia Review

More and more, games designers are attmepting to include 'mature' content in their word. Usually, this translates into violence, swearing, and the inclusion of scantily-clad, impossibly proportioned women. However, that kind of mature content is often delivered in a fairly adolescent way. When playing Luxuria Superbia we felt that we were playing a truly adult game, one that might even make you feel a little uncomfortable. Luxuria Superbia is a game of touch and sensation. Patience p…

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Trials Frontier | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Trials Frontier | Hands-On

Though we've seen a few Trials-esque games make their way onto iOS - Motoheroz and Joe Danger leap immediately to mind - we haven't been able to play Redlynx's original motorbike stunt-racer on our mobiles.  Until now. As of today, Trials Frontier, the first official mobile instalment of the Trials franchise, is available to download from the Canadian App Store. It should be noted that this is a soft launch version of Trials Frontier, and does not necessarily represent the quality of the finished product. Still, these restricted releases generally give us a good idea of what to expect from the global release. With that caveat out of the way, we invite you to check out our Trials Fro…


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas out on iPhone and iPad tonight

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas out on iPhone and iPad tonight

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is hitting the UK and US App Stores tonight. Rockstar's ultra-ambitious first visit to San Andreas was the biggest GTA game ever to be released when it was released on the PS2 back in 2004.  The gangstar epic follows the story of CJ, a streetwise kid who returns to Los Santos following the death of his mother. Naturally, as this is a GTA game, it isn't long before the grieving process ends and the bullets start flying. The iOS version, which will run on both iPhone and iPad, has been smoothed and improved for those unforgiving retina displays. Enhancements include remastered HD graphics, better lighting, and real time shadows and reflections. You'll a…


Freemium kart racer Angry Birds Go! now available from App Stores everywhere

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Freemium kart racer Angry Birds Go! now available from App Stores everywhere

The lights are green and the race is on - Rovio's new kart racer Angry Birds Go! is now available from App Stores worldwide. Instead of lobbing birds at pigs as we've all been programmed to do, anyone who download Angry Birds Go! will find themselves hurtling around a race track in a hastily battered-together go-kart.  Essentially a freemium take on the Mario Kart formula with added feathers, the game lets you upgrade your ride, race as both birds and pigs, and use special powers to give you the edge on the tarmac. Also, if you happen to have any of those Telepods from the Angry Birds Star Wars games, you can scan them into the game. Ever wanted to see Obi-wan race a pig in a…


Santa goes all Tomb Raider in festive Temple Run 2 update

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Santa goes all Tomb Raider in festive Temple Run 2 update

Nothing says Christmas like a grubby archaeologist legging it down a narrow pathway with a priceless artifact stuffed into their belt pouch. Okay, that was a lie. There's nothing remotely Christmassy about Temple Run 2. Which is presumably why Imangi have been forced to artificially inject some festive cheer into its endless-runner sequel via the game's latest update. Now, provided you've downloaded the update, you will be able to jog merrily towards a sense of seasonal goodwill by taking control of Father Christmas himself. Quite what Santa's doing running away from a giant skull-faced monster we're not sure. But he's there nonetheless. Because it's Christmas. The update also lets you…


TinyCo and Fox are bringing The Griffins to iOS in new Family Guy game

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
TinyCo and Fox are bringing The Griffins to iOS in new Family Guy game

Fox and TinyCo have revealed that they are working on a free-to-play mobile game based on Family Guy. According to Fox, the interactive version of Seth MacFarlane's hit animated sitcom will be coming to the App Store in 2014, and will allow players to explore the city of Quahog. Though the official character roster has yet to be announced, we do know that the city will be full of familiar faces from the TV series. The game will also feature a new story developed specifically for the project. Speaking to Polygon, TinyCo's Andrew Green revealed that resource management elements will play a part in the Family Guy game. However, he insists that the team is dialled-in on the game's narrative…