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METAL GEAR SOLID TOUCH (US) Review

METAL GEAR SOLID TOUCH (US) Review

Metal Gear Solid Touch gears up for big action without the hours of cut scenes players have come to expect from Hideo Kojima. Players take control of Old Snake as he must progress through the story of MGS4 in a number of small fire-fights. Snake must progress through each level by killing the designated number of enemies and avoiding as much damage as possible. Snake is holed up in a small trench like structure and pops out to fire when players tap and hold on the iPhone screen. By dr…

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MonsterKill Review

Review Origin8 By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
MonsterKill Review

Monster Kill is a tower defence style game where players are matched against a slew of classic movie monsters as they try to smash through a small gate at the base of the level. Players will dispose of the creatures of the night using a number of different magic attacks that are cast using the unique touch screen controls. Players will start off with a basic slash spell to cut monsters in half by drawing a line on the screen. As you progress further, you’ll also unlock new spell…

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Boom It Up! Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
Boom It Up! Review

Boom It Up! is a quick reflex arcade game where players must launch a cannon ball as high into the air as possible, much like the barrel shooting mini-games from the Donkey Kong Country series on the Super Nintendo. Obscure references aside, players must launch their cannon ball from one platform to another and blast as high as possible with the limited amount of balls. Players shoot their cannon balls by tapping on the screen and must time their shots correctly or risk crashing to th…

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Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone Review

Review Com2uS Corp. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 11 months ago
Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone Review

Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone is the sequel to Com2uS' self proclaimed first touch action RPG on the App Store. It has a lot to live up to, with the first being a fairly basic hack'n'slash that ultimately felt like a game for fans of the genre. In this new adventure a lot more effort has gone into not only the story, but also the gameplay itself, now boasting five classes and the ability to party with two other members. You can choose between using a virtual d-pad or touch screen contro…

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Snow Moto Racing Review

Review Dohi Sweden By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 11 months ago
Snow Moto Racing Review

Snow Moto Racing is the self proclaimed first snowmobile racing game available on the App Store by Resolution Interactive, but can this bite-sized racer compete against its bigger brothers? The controls are mostly tilt-based, using touches for performing stunts and other minor actions. Turning feels really nice though it may take a bit of initial adjustment to get used to what feels like two-levels of sensitivity while turning. Snow isn't the most common terrain for a racing game to s…

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Onslaught from Space Review

Review Scatter Circuit By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
Onslaught from Space Review

While most iPhone games tend to get an edge on the competition by taking steps forward in regards to gameplay and presentation, Onslaught From Space takes steps backwards with its retro 80s arcade and early 3D console style presentation. Your goal is to survive waves of incoming enemies for as long as possible and various weapon power-ups will help you to do so. Players must destroy all incoming spaceships and other objects by adjusting and tilting their iPod to aim and tapping the sc…

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Finger Dancer Review

Review Vitaly Pronkin By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 11 months ago
Finger Dancer Review

There aren't too many games that really make use of the multi-touch features available on the iPhone, but Finger Dancer by mifki makes multi-touch almost the only gameplay mechanic. Much about this game relies on simplicity, from its graphics to the available features, but they all serve a deceptively addictive competitive game. Finger Dancer relies on the player using two different kinds of touches, either a direct tap or an extended hold. The challenge comes in managing to perform t…

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AppSpy Movin' into 2010!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 11 months ago

The later part of 2009 has been very exciting for the AppSpy Team. We've been online for just over three week now and already have had a great response from the online community, especially through our YouTube channel. Since development initially started six months ago, we have already recorded 500 video reviews and add more to the catalog every day! Looking at the variety of genres amongst our top rated Apps, we're glad to be promoting both major releases, and supporting smaller developers. Now we are looking towards 2010, here are some of the projects we have in the works: Faster releases of reviews for new games. An expanded News section; providing news on iPhone advances, interesti…


Real Tennis Review

Review Gameloft By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
Real Tennis Review

Real Tennis 2009 is, as you’d guess from the title, a tennis game from developer Gameloft. However this is one of their more original titles as there is no one specific game they have cloned but more of the genre as a whole. Players jump onto the court and play a number of different modes in friendly competition. Movement is controlled by using the onscreen d-pad and you hit the ball by using the swing button. Players serve the ball by tilting the iPhone to the area you want to…

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Ski Champ Review

Review Eric Farraro By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 11 months ago
Ski Champ Review

Freestyle skiing, slalom and abominable snow monsters. These evoke powerful memories for some from a game that was either impossible or so much fun that you were able to restart the entire mountain as it wrapped around at the end. Ski Champ is an updated SkiFree for the App Store by Lazy Peon Games and gives the game a genuinely well earned retouching. Cruising down the mountain slopes at high speeds is a snap as players control their skier by sliding their finger across the bottom of…

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Defender Chronicles - Legend of The Desert King Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
Defender Chronicles - Legend of The Desert King Review

Just when you thought all Tower Defence games were the same, along comes Defender Chronicles to smack you upside the head with a dead goblin. Yes, the core gameplay is the same but certain changes have been made to break the repetitive nature of most TD games. Instead of placing towers ‘willy nilly’ on the map, players must co-ordinate towers along the specific build zones to make the most effective army possible. The upgrade and placement system is very straightforward as…

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Starball - WARNING: Insanely Addictive Review

Review QuantumSquid Interactive By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
Starball - WARNING: Insanely Addictive Review

For those of you who didn’t have an excuse to twist and turn your iPhone around like a madman, then say hello to Starball, the tilt-controlled physics game. Players must roll their small ball around a game board, collecting stars to increase their highscore. However, the more stars you collect, the more dangerous red orbs appear to pop your ball, along with all of your hopes and dreams. Players will need to constantly adjust and change the direction of their ball by tilting thei…

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TOP GUN Review

TOP GUN Review

Top Gun is an arcade style flight shooter taking place after the events of the 1986 fighter pilot feature film of the same name. You are a new recruit under training from Maverick and Iceman who are now teachers at the Top Gun Academy. You must go on various missions in order to rise up the ranks and complete your training. Players control their plane by tilting the iPhone to move and tapping the fire buttons to attack enemy planes. You will also need to navigate and avoid enemy missi…

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Abby Crabby Review

Review Caldera Studios By Kelly Mitchell, 4 years, 11 months ago
Abby Crabby Review

Abby Crabby is a deep sea rescue adventure game where you play the role of Abby, a mother crab who lives at the bottom of the ocean underneath the Pacific Garbage Patch, whose duty it is to protect her babies from being squashed by falling trash. Players are able to move Abby across the ocean floor by using the tilt motion and can catch trash in her claws by touching them on the screen. Players can also make Abby throw trash at other falling items to blow them up or throw the trash ou…

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Let's TAP : Tap Runner Review

Review PROPE By Kelly Mitchell, 4 years, 11 months ago
Let's TAP : Tap Runner Review

Players take your marks and get ready to race through space in Prope's interactive action-packed adventure, Let's Tap: Tap Runner. Previously released on the Nintendo Wii, Let's Tap: Tap runner offers players 16 stages across 4 tiers with stages 1-4 open from the beginning and the rest is unlockable with achievements. The controls for this game are vibration based and it is advised that players should find something like a tissue box to rest their iPhone on during game play to get the…

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