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Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Gravity-inverting platformer VVVVVV is on its way to the App Store

Developer Terry Cavanagh's gravity-defying platformer VVVVVV is finally making its way to iOS. According to the developer's blog, the iOS port of his retro platformer has actually been 90% complete for some time, he just hadn't gotten around to perfecting the touchscreen controls. In a platformer an exacting as VVVVVV, controls could make or break a port. The video below shows that we probably shouldn’t worry, however, as Terry shows off the new interface through one of the hardest sections of the game, Veni, Vidi, Vici. VVVVVV is just about ready to be submitted for App Store approval, so we can expect more news, and a release date, in the near future.…


The Week in Video: Third Eye Crime, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Leo's Fortune, and more

Feature By Glen Fox, 4 months, 3 weeks ago

To celebrate the timely death of the working week, here's a round-up of all the best review, hands-on, and feature videos we knocked-up on AppSpy over the last five days.  Monument Valley review "Monument Valley is not only an exquisite piece of craftsmanship, but a genuinely delightful adventure with more 'wow' moments than most million-dollar blockbusters." Unpossible review "While Unpossible is a handsome beast, and does offer some initial thrills, the disconnect between your unseen avatar and its hazardous surroundings left us cold." The Boom Beach Diary: Week 3 "I've finally nailed the secret to obtaining larger quantities of wood in Boom Beach!" Leo's Fortune Hands-On…


AppSpy Plays: Wayward Souls (5pm BST | 9am PST | 12pm EST)

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays: Wayward Souls (5pm BST | 9am PST | 12pm EST)

If you caught the Pocket Gamer Podcast live over on the AppSpy Twitch channel, you may have noticed one of the top games of the week we selected was Wayward Souls. From Rocketcat Games, the folks behind Punch Quest, Mage Gauntlet and the Grappling Hook trilogy, Wayward Souls is a dungeon-crawling roguelike which combines 16-bit visuals with the difficulty of Dark Souls. It really is as good as it sounds. We’ll be playing the first hour or so of Wayward Souls from 5pm BST / 9am PST / 12pm EST, so come and see one of the best iOS games of the week in action.. You can either stick about here till the show starts. or tune in live over on the AppSpy Twitch channel. Click the “…


Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Review Gameblyr, LLC By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Stealth games always run the risk of leaving you inactive. By necessity, they demand you pay attention to the world around you, learning patterns and waiting for your moment to skulk unseen through the shadows. Unfortunately, this means that rather than playing, much of your time is spent simply watching. Developer Moonshot Games clearly understood this problem, and has tried to address it with Third Eye Crime: Act 1. You take control of Rothko, a master thief. Set in noir ‘50s…

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Unleash the elemental power of Mankind in The Sandbox's new Ecology Campaign update

News By Glen Fox, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Unleash the elemental power of Mankind in The Sandbox's new Ecology Campaign update

Mother Nature simulator The Sandbox has received a new update which adds a brand new campaign featuring 20 extra levels, and a handful of new elements. The 20 new levels- which form the Ecology Campaign -  task you with solving environmental puzzles in order to protect the very planet whose elements you've been manipulating. Examples include preventing deforestation, and combatting pollution. Also included are 13 new elements to help you in your fight for world peace. Oddly enough, 'The Nuke' is one of these elements. How exactly that can be used to protect the environment remains to be seen. You'll be unlocking mana as you go, an in-game currency which is used to purchase differen…


Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed goes free-to-play on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed goes free-to-play on the App Store

Sega’s mascot-filled Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed has just removed its 69p / 99c entry fee, letting you get its freemium-styled content for, well, free. The shift to free isn’t completely out of the goodness of Sega’s heart of course. In-app purchases are still in place to grant access to new characters, and let you buy in game currency to speed up unlocks. Sonic & All Star Racing Transformed is a fun racer that let you whizz around iconic locations from various Sega franchises. Speeding through gates transforms your kart into a new type of vehicle depending on the terrain ahead. You'll transform into a speedboat to skipping across the waves, and morph into…


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Review Gameloft By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

With a great licence comes a great chance of disappointment. And, we'll admit, before even firing up the game, we were prepared to be underwhelmed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Things got off to a shaky start. Gameloft has squeezed an overwhelming amount into its latest movie tie-in, so within moments we were expected to have come to grips with the game’s virtual stick, buttons, and touch controls. These, along with a camera that could barely keep up with the action, c…

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Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Twitch catch-up)

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Twitch catch-up)

The one thing more valuable than money in this life is time. Specifically your time. Your precious, precious time. Games in Apple's digital store aren't always super expensive, but you should only be spending the valuable hours and minutes of your day on the brilliant video games, not the rubbish ones, and so James and I are here to help you do exactly that. We've got four brand new iOS releases for you in this week's Eye on the App Store: Third Eye Crime, Wayward Souls, Leo's Fortune, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with us giving our first impressions of all of them. Though we broadcast the show live on Twitch at our usual streaming time (5pm GMT / 9am PST / 12pm EST), we also recorded th…


The Pocket Gamer Podcast - Live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am EST | 12pm PST)

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Pocket Gamer Podcast - Live on Twitch (5pm BST | 9am EST | 12pm PST)

As part of our promise to go live more often over on our spangly new Twitch channel, we're going to be livestreaming the Pocket Gamer Podcast today for the second time ever. The very lovely Mr. Rob Rich, Editor of 148Apps will be joining AppSpy and Pocket Gamer regulars Peter and myself to talk about the latest news, releases, and what we've been playing. Expect us to touch upon stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime, roguelike dungeon crawler Wayward Souls, and platform adventurer Leo's Fortune. Consider this your cordial invitation to tonight's digital gathering. Please RSVP by going over to our Twitch channel and clicking the "Follow" button. The podcast will start at 5pm BST / 9am PST /…


New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

2D pixel-art dungeon crawlers may be as common as a +1 long sword, but they still have an allure. So, when we saw that developer of Super QuickHook Rocketcat Games had released Wayward Souls on the App Store, it caught our attention. This top-down action game takes the form of a roguelike. You have to jump into procedurally generated dungeons in an attempt to defeat beasties, unlock more challenging areas in which to farm better loot, and improve your chance of survival. Wayward Souls gives you a choice of six characters. Each has their own skills and fighting styles to master as you journey through the games 13 different area types. New environments will bring with them their…


The Boom Beach Diary - Week 3

Feature By Peter Willington, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Boom Beach Diary - Week 3

I've finally nailed the secret to obtaining larger quantities of wood in Boom Beach. Thank the stars, because that's what I promised myself (and you, dear AppSpy viewer) that I'd figure out in the last episode. I've also spent a whopping 200 Diamonds on one upgrade, but it's one I think will serve me very well in the long-run. What is it? You'll have to watch to find out.…


Beautiful physics-platformer Leo’s Fortune has just bounced onto the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Beautiful physics-platformer Leo’s Fortune has just bounced onto the App Store

Physics-based platformer Leo's Fortune has just bounced its way onto the App Store. Leopold is a green ball of fuzz who, after returning to his home, discovers all of his gold has been stolen. You must take control of the furry hero as he sets out after the devious culprit, following the bread crumb trail of gold coins the fleeing villain has left in its wake. The platformer features 24 levels for you to help Leopold through, collecting his dropped gold along the way. If he is to keep his facial hair free of deadly spikes, you must ensure the moustachioed hero avoids all the treacherous traps and pitfalls that stand in his way. Jumping through Leo’s Fortune’s beautiful world…


Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

Third Eye Crime: Act 1 is a noir stealth puzzler that casts you as Rothko, a smooth talking criminal with the telepathic power to predict his enemies’ movements. Giving you the ability to see the path of Rothko’s pursuers certainly gives the thief an edge in his career of choice. Played from a top-down perspective, the game lays the puzzle out before you as you try and guide the criminal through the world to his target. This eliminates some of the guess work usually associated with such stealth titles, while also removing the need to memorise your enemies search patterns. Coming from Moonshot Games, a studio made up of former Bungie staff, Third Eye Crime is designed as a cinem…