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Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

Crescent Moon Games's new puzzler Twisty Planet will be landing on the App Store tonight at midnight. This cute 3D puzzler has you guiding the tiny Qub around 60 blocky worlds across three galaxies. To lead the little chap to each level's goal you must turn and twist the planet beneath him. The revolving mechanic lets you shift the world from under Qub’s feet to make him fall, springboard, and teleport his way to new areas. You have to be careful as you rotate the landscape, however. One wrong turn a Qub could slide off a surface, miss his platform and shoot off into space. Each planet has three stars for Qub to collect along the way. These are often located on hard-to-reach outc…


Hands-On with VVVVVV, the super-tough, gravity-shifting platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Hands-On with VVVVVV, the super-tough, gravity-shifting platformer

Regular AppSpy readers will know that I have a soft spot for Super Hexagon. This minimalist twitch masterpiece was cooked by Terry Cavanagh, whose previously gained noteriety for his gruellingly hard retro platformer VVVVVV. Initially released as a Flash game on PC, then later ported to Nintendo 3DS, VVVVVV has finally found its way onto iOS. At midnight tonight, you'll be able to download this punishing sci-fi patience-tester for iPhone and iPad. Cast as Captain Viridian, you must evacuate your space craft, which ihas been catapaulted into the VVVVVV dimension. For some reason, this means you can control gravity, letting you leap from floor to ceiling with a single tap of the screen. I w…


Chillingo's Mech lets you battle 8 players online in massive robot deathmatches

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Chillingo's Mech lets you battle 8 players online in massive robot deathmatches

Chillingo’s upcoming third-person shooter Mech lets you pilot your very own Mechanized Assault Walker, and battle players around the world. Developed by Small Impact games and utilising the Unreal Engine 3, Mech certainly looks the part, featuring a decent selection of impressively rendered metal monstrosities. The combat lets you pit your skills against up to eight players in competitive online matches. Learning the layout of the four futuristic arenas will help you discover different tactical options, giving you the edge on your foes. You can select one of 12 different walkers to pilot. By customising your loadout from the game’s 28 different weapons you can match your bat…


Final Fantasy VII G-Bike burning onto iPhone and iPad this year

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Final Fantasy VII G-Bike burning onto iPhone and iPad this year

Remember that bike racing mini-game from Final Fantasy VII? The one set at the Gold Saucer amusement park where spikey-haired saviour Cloud Strife rockets down a highway slashing at beasties with a comically oversized sword? Well, Square Enix has decided to repackage the concept as a stand-alone iOS game called Final Fantasy VII G-Bike, and it's coming to iPhone and iPad later this year. As you can see from the trailer, FFVII G-Bike looks very similar to mini-game upon which it is based. As it's basically an endless runner, we imagine you'll be swiping or tilting to steer your bike, while tapping to attack the stream of enemies being thrown at you. Speaking to IGN, Square produce Ichiro…


Final Fantasy Agito coming to iPhone and iPad in North America 'soon'

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Final Fantasy Agito coming to iPhone and iPad in North America 'soon'

Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy Agito will be released in North America. Set in the Final Fantasy XIII universe, Final Fantasy Agito casts you as a young cadet who must train in the ways of creature combat, and save Orience from a terrible fate. Rather than step into the shoes of a pre-made character, this mobile RPG lets you craft your own scholar / warrior, and then guide them around Akademia taking on trials and gaining expererience. As you learn, you'll also encounter characters from the PSP game Final Fantasy Type-O, which is also due to hit US and Europe sometime this year. You'll be able to download Final Fantasy Agito for free "soon". …


Final Flight of the Perseus Review

Review Third Party Ninjas LLC By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Final Flight of the Perseus Review

Final Flight of the Perseus is a free shmup that continues the legacy of arcade classics like Galaga. Controlling the inevitably doomed starship Perseus, you must battle waves of attacking enemy aliens until your reactions fail you, and you explode into spacedust. Direct controls help you to navigate the single-screen war zones in seconds. Your crude, pixelated ship fires endlessly upwards as you drag it around the screen, dodging the equally ugly alien aggressors. Unfortunately, the…

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Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Rovio's avian RPG Angry Birds Epic will fly onto iPhone and iPad this Thursday

Feather-filled RPG spin-off Angry Birds Epic was soft-launched in Canada and New Zealand back in March. Now, three months later, it is set to arrive on App Stores worldwide this Thursday. Angry Birds Epic takes Rovio’s iconic cast of irate avians and thrusts them into a tactical turn-based game reminiscent of a JRPG. Think Final Fowl-tasy, and you are on the right track. The birds have all been redesigned to suit the game’s medieval world, and act as a shorthand for their combat abilities. The red bird is covered in armour to show its new role as a powerful knight, while the yellow bird dons a pointy hat to demonstrate its magical abilities. Individual battles are…


E3 2014: Ubisoft unveils Just Dance Now mobile app

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
E3 2014: Ubisoft unveils Just Dance Now mobile app

Ubisoft has announced Just Dance Now, a mobile app which lets you bust a move while you're on the move. Revealed at Ubisoft's E3 keynote alongside the upcoming console game Just Dance 2015, this app turns your phone into a jukebox remote control, allowing you to transform any room with a TV into an impromtu dance hall. Once you've downloaded the app and synced with the Just Dance site, you simply beam the choreography to a second screen, and then let your iPhone's accelerometer keep track of your movements. According to Just Dance brand manager Jason Altman, you'll be able to use Just Dance Now to engage in dance-offs with other mobile players. In fact, though he has yet to test it with a…


Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Turn-based strategy game Great Little War Game 2 has just invaded the App Store

Great Little War Game 2 is the second installment of Rubicon Mobiles military strategy series, and it has just occupied the App Store. Continuing the turn-based formula of the original, Great Little War Game 2 has you commanding squads of infantry and armour as they attempt to conquer the enemy. As you battle through the game’s 60 missions you unlock new units and upgrades to ensure your army is always up to the challenge at hand. While it sounds quite serious, the cartoony 3D graphics and charming audio keep proceedings lighthearted as you pit your blue army against the evil reds. Naturally, this sequel promises a host of enhancements. These include the standard improved vis…


Twin-stick shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is available now for iPad

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Twin-stick shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands is available now for iPad

Prepare to rock out with your glock out: top-down shooter Linkin Park Recharge - Wastelands has just landed on the App Store. It may seem like an odd fit, but this twin-stick shooter is a tie-in to the titular band’s new LP, Recharge. Developed by Kuuluu Interactive, this old-school iPad shooter will let you unlock tracks from the album as you play through 50 violent missions. Controlling a member of the Resistance, you must use your power glove and elemental attacks to defeat the vicious half-human, half-metal Hybrids. These beasts have ravaged the world of it resources leaving it as little more than a husk. It's up to you to return power to the planet to as you battle throu…


Hands-on with Plantman, the bug-zapping puzzle platformer

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hands-on with Plantman, the bug-zapping puzzle platformer

These days, most games set in a post-apocalyptic world revolve around running away from zombies.  It's refreshing, then, to discover a game set after a catastrophic nuclear event which has you beating a hasty retreat from massive insects instead of the undead. The game in question is Plantman, a puzzle-packed platformer which casts you as the manager of an oxygen plant. It's your job to maintain the facility, and keep the life-giving flora free of gigantic, mutant aphids. To do this, you'll need to learn how to lure insects, and then trigger electrified traps to blow these oversized pests into green goo. Curious as to what that might look like? Just watch our hands-on video below to…


Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

Review King.com Limited By Alex Beech, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

At first glance it would be easy to accuse social gaming giant King of resting on its laurels with Bubble Witch Saga 2. Dig deeper, however, and you find that the orb-launching match-three formula has received a tweak or two for its second outing. The most obvious change is the improved visual design. Gone are the moody stills of three hag-like witches, replaced instead by vivid backgrounds and the cheerful Stella, who looks a bit like Barbie in a pointy hat. While the new visuals po…

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Puzzle platformer Leo's Fortune on sale after WWDC Design Award win

News By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Puzzle platformer Leo's Fortune on sale after WWDC Design Award win

The folks behind handsome puzzle platformer Leo's Fortune are celebrating their recent sucess at the WWDC Design Awards by putting the game on sale. Taking control of the mustachioed engineering tycoon Leopold - who happens to be a small ball of fluff - you must guide him through a series of hazardous levels which span five different lands. As well as sliding and jumping through tunnels and over chasms, Leo must inflate his fuzzy form to help him float across gaps, and push platforms into useful positions. Though the platforming antics feel familiar (and actually reminded us of Sonic The Hedgehog at times), it's the incredible presentation and cleverly conceived challenges which caught…


Get a free copy of Deus Ex: The Fall over on IGN

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Get a free copy of Deus Ex: The Fall over on IGN

Here is a nice way to kick off your E3 week: it seems IGN is giving away copies of Square Enix’s open-world cyber-stealth game Deus Ex: The Fall to anyone who wants one. Grabbing the code is relatively quick and painless. The first step is to head over to the offer page on IGN. Once there, you'll want to hit the ‘Get My Code’ button, which will instantly generate a code.  Finally, enter the code in the Redeem box on the front page of the App Store, and your gamewill start to download. There are a few snags to this fantastic offer, the first of which is that the code is only redeemable in selected countries, including the US and UK. Also, the code is only valid unt…


Top 5 iPhone and iPad Games of the Week | 06/06/14

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Top 5 iPhone and iPad Games of the Week | 06/06/14

We try to keep things short and sweet here on AppSpy. We know the score: you want to know which iPhone and iPad games to play, and you want to know now. Preferably earlier if possible. This is why we've decided to save you sifting through endless articles and videos by creating a weekly round-up of the most entertaining, interesting, or noteworthy iOS games to appear on the App Store every week. It's short. It's to-the-point. It's a shining beacon of hope in the dark and scary woods of mobile gaming. Go into the light. There are medals and achievements in the light.…