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Fairway Solitaire Blast Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Alex Beech, 1 week, 2 days ago
Fairway Solitaire Blast Review

The original Fairway Solitaire's blend of golf and cards was superb. Its simple take on solitaire was fun and immediate, while the golf elements encouraged you to minimise moves to come in under par. Fairway Solitaire Blast retains the original's slick solitaire gameplay. Once again, your enjoyment of this will be dependent on your appreciation of solitaire. However, Blast’s streamlined gameplay kept us entertained as we attempted to clear each board as efficiently as possi…

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AppSpy Plays: HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
AppSpy Plays: HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft (Twitch catch-up)

HearthStone: Heroes of Warcraft is without a doubt one of the most hyped games to be hitting iPad and iPhone in the next few months. Since AppSpy is all fancy and pro and that, we've nabbed a copy of the soft-launched version, and went hands-on with it live on our Twitch channel. If you missed the show when it went out, or you fancy watching it again, you can re-watch it on the AppSpy Twitch channel, or on our YouTube channel, or directly below this block of text. Make sure you don't miss out next stream this coming Tuesday 8th April at 5pm BST / 9am PDT / 12pm EDT, when we'll be continuing our playthrough of The Wolf Among Us. Click the Follow button on Twitch or Twitter, or Like us on F…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 1

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 2 days ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 1

I've been playing Supercell's Clash of Clans follow-up Boom Beach for some time now, expanding my base and conquering enemy islands ever since the game was soft launched. Now that the game is available to everyone, and the community around it is growing rapidly, I decided to put together a series of video diaries to document my continued progress. We kick things off at a fairly respectable Level 17, which is several hours into the game. However, I'm not happy with my Home Base layout, and I'm constantly running out of the Wood resource, so I definitely need to make some improvements. Take a look at the diary below, and throw any advice you have in the comments...…


Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 2 days ago
Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

Warballoon’s enterprising take on the roguelike genre, Star Command, has just had its price cut on the App Store. Star Command wears its sci-fi influences on its sleeve. You must take control of a starship as it explores the galaxy, helping those in need and battling any blood thirsty speicies you encounter. As you upgrade your ship new abilities and crew are unlocked, all conveniently colour coded in true Star Trek fashion. As you meet hostile species you will find yourself battling them both inside and outside the ship. You will have to repel invaders utilising all kinds of devious tactics, while trying to build enough power for your lasers blast their ship from the sky. T…


AppSpy Plays: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am PDT | 12pm EDT)

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 week, 5 days ago
AppSpy Plays: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am PDT | 12pm EDT)

Whether you’re tired out from a tough week or planning to party the night away, there’s only one way to start your Friday evening / morning properly: over at the AppSpy Twitch channel. Today, we’ll be playing Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the developer's latest entry in the tongue-tangling genre that is the free-to-play digital collectable card game. The iPad version has been soft-launched in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, so you can come have a sneak peek before it hits the rest of the world. A word of warning though: the in-game accents aren't for the faint-hearted. To make sure you don’t miss out on us taking out magic-wielding maniacs wi…


Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 5 days ago
Tiny Thief gets magical new Bewitched chapter in latest update

Cutesy point-and-click adventure game Tiny Thief has just received an update which gives you access to a brand new chapter. Titled Bewitched, Tiny Thief's new level sees the King kidnapped by the Wicked Witch. Taking control of the pint-sized pilferer, it is your task to rescue him from her evil clutches. You can only fight fire with fire, however, so this episode has the little tea-leaf turning to the dark arts in order to fight off the witch’s spells. We really enjoyed Tiny Thief’s mix of platform and adventure elements. Its charming art style and clever puzzles earned it a strong recommendation, despite its relatively ease and brevity of the six original adventur…


Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance Review

Review Eutechnyx Limited By Alex Beech, 1 week, 5 days ago
Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance Review

You don't have to have grown up with Warhammer 40K to understand Storm of Vengeance. The factions are so archetypal that very little backstory is needed to get you up to speed. You can to take control of the Ork Waaagh! armies or the Dark Angels. The tower defence combat takes place across five lanes. At the end of each lane you must build structures to aid you in battle, ranging from mundane resource generators, to troop spawning drop pods and psychic Weird-Boy towers. Deployin…

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Collect 1,000 coins in the Angry Birds Star Wars II Galactic Giveaway

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 5 days ago
Collect 1,000 coins in the Angry Birds Star Wars II Galactic Giveaway

Angry Birds Star Wars II has just received the new Galactic Giveaway update, scattering 1,000 coins of in-game currency throughout the game. The coins have been hidden throughout Angry Birds Star Wars II’s existing levels, so you're going to have to revisit stages if you want to find all 1,000. Once collected, the coins can be used to permanently unlock more of the game's cast from the store. The inclusion of a collectable currency actually solves one of the few complaints we had about Angry Birds Star Wars II, when we reviewed it last year, by easing its reliance on in-app purchases. This Galactic Giveaway is not limited to coins, however. Carbonite Rewards add another w…


Loco Motors Review

Review Minority Media Inc. By Alex Beech, 1 week, 5 days ago
Loco Motors Review

Loco Motors is a car-construction puzzle game that fully embraces the wackiness of its own premise. The aim is to build cars to complete races and challenges, with the game putting very few limits one what you can construct. This proves as much as a curse as it is a blessin,g as, while you struggle with the game’s various physics based puzzles, you constantly feel like you might be missing a more elegant solution. Each map has six challenges, and successfully solving each of the…

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Defend alien towers instead of blowing them up in script-flipping final act Anomaly Defenders

News By James Gilmour, 1 week, 6 days ago
Defend alien towers instead of blowing them up in script-flipping final act Anomaly Defenders

11 bit studios has announced the final chapter in its Anomaly series will turn the established tower-offence gameplay the franchise is known for on its head, putting you in control of the aliens as they defend themselves against an invading human army. Titled Anomaly Defenders, this third act (which was preceded by Anomaly Warzone Earth, Anomaly Korea, and Anomaly 2) appears to be a more traditional tower-defence game.  You're charged with fighting off the advancing human forces by erecting towers, and then upgrading them to improve their firepower and efficiency. These towers will have "special powers" which you'll be able to trigger in times of extreme crisis. In some ways, its o…


Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 6 days ago
Act 2 of RPG gamebook fusion Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is out now

Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf revisited the classic ‘80s gamebook genre, adding a new action twist with its quick-time event battle system. As of today, the second act of the game’s four part season ha become available. To celebrate this, you can currently download the first part for free. Act Two of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf - which is titled Forest Hunt - moves the story to the Sunken Forest as you continue your journey through the Kingdom of Sommerlund. It brings with it a host of new choices and 3D locations in your ongoing battle against the Darklords of Helgedad. Forest Hunt also introduces a new enemy: The Gourgaz. THis is one of Joe Dever’s more iconic monsters, wh…


Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, UFHO2, Joe Dever's Lone Wolf, Word Explorer (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 week, 6 days ago
Eye on the App Store: FTL, Monument Valley, UFHO2, Joe Dever's Lone Wolf, Word Explorer (Twitch catch-up)

If you weren't around for our live stream yesterday evening, don't worry -  we have you covered. We went hands-on with hardcore spaceship sim FTL: Faster Than Light, the mind-bendingly beautiful Monument Valley, and the intriguing hex-puzzler UFHO2. We also found time to squeeze in a quick re-cap of the first act of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf (in preparation for the second), and James showed off his "mad word skillz" in Word Explorer. It's a jam-packed episode of Eye on the App Store, so if you didn't see it live then go watch it on Twitch (and hit Follow so you don't miss another show), or below via our YouTube channel. Don't miss our next stream this coming Friday 4th April, where we'l…


Lane-based tower defence game Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance is out now

News By Alex Beech, 1 week, 6 days ago
Lane-based tower defence game Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance is out now

Developer Eutechnyx's lane-based tower defence game Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance has just been released on iPhone and iPad. Warhammer 40K: Storm of Vengeance is set on the planet of Piscina IV, during one of the universe's legendary conflicts. You can choose between taking control of the planet's 100 Dark Angel Space Marine defenders, or the invading Ork Waaagh! army, as they battle for control of the world. Both armies march towards each other across five lanes, with heavy units at the end of each lane providing support. Both sides have their own 50+ mission campaign. Both sides open up unique tech trees, plus a collection of species-specific powers and weapons. Some of…


Blizzard's Warcraft-inspired card game Hearthstone has been soft-launched on iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 week, 6 days ago
Blizzard's Warcraft-inspired card game Hearthstone has been soft-launched on iPad

Blizzard's Warcraft-inspired collectible card game (CCG) Hearthstone has just been soft launched on iPad in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Created by Team 5, a cluster of programmers within Blizzard, the game draws upon their experiences playing CCGs like Magic: The Gathering, and Jihad in the '80s. However, while this turn-based battler won't have you engaging in raids or grinding for wolves toes, Hearthstone is still firmly embedding in the Warcraft mythology. You choose your class from a familiar list (Warrior, Mage, Paladin etc.), and then do battle against the A.I., or another human opponent. The game already has 10 million registered users thanks to the beta release of t…


CLARC Review

Review Matthias Titze By Alex Beech, 2 weeks ago
CLARC Review

CLARC is a block puzzler wrapped in the strangely sympathetic tale of a small repair droid trying to save the world and find love.  After an explosion takes out an entire block of the Martian colony he calls home, CLARC is charged with repairing the damage. Before long the little machine finds itself falling in love with a missile, and trying to save the planet from the invading forces of M.O.T.H.E.R. To achieve all of these goals, CLARC has a single tool at his disposal: the ab…

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