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Deadlings Review

Review ONE MORE LEVEL S.A. By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Deadlings Review

Zombies have a rough time in video games. They spend most of their afterlives getting mauled, shot, impaled, and dismembered. However, in comic-styled platformer Deadlings, the aim is to actually keep the walking dead walking, as you try to guide a troop of brain eaters through  lethal laboratory mazes. Each of the 2D mazes are filled with doors, spikes, saws, and other obstacles. There's a blueprint view of the current area which you can call up at any time to help you plan…

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Seabound shooter Skallywags out on iPhone and iPad tomorrow

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Seabound shooter Skallywags out on iPhone and iPad tomorrow

Funday Factory’s new free-to-play target-tapping game Skallywags just went live in New Zealand. Which means that the rest of us will be able to enjoy its pirate-themed fun from midnight tonight. Having had your treasure thieved by the titular skallywags, you have to scour the seven seas to find the critters and reclaim your gold. The Whack-a-mole styled gameplay has you blasting all of the mischievous creatures with your ship’s cannons over five environments. Over the course of the game, you'll sail through fiery gullies icy caves, each with their own enemies and bosses to battle. The free-to-play game offers you the chance to buy powerful cannon upgrades. You can even inves…


Solitaire and golf fusion Fairway Solitaire Blast will go live globally on April 3rd

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Solitaire and golf fusion Fairway Solitaire Blast will go live globally on April 3rd

Sporting crossovers are a risky business. However, while the aquatic shotput is a risk we're not prepared to take, we think Big Fish Games got it right with Fairway Solitaire's blend of cards and golf. Now the developer is back with Fairway Solitaire Blast, its equally zany free-to-play follow up. As before, you'll be flitting between different golf courses, and trying your hand at numerous variations of solitaire. You'll also encounter some new power-ups which will help you avoid the rough by obliterating any cards that threaten to ruin your swing. Though there's plenty of focus on the card game portion of Fairway Solitaire Blast, the golf aspect of the game appears to be hiding in a sand…


Wave Wave Review

Review Tom Janson By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Wave Wave Review

Wave Wave is a twitch arcade game which reverberates with the echoes of other mobile hits. Its mazes, which take the form corridors with triangular obstacles jutting from the floor and ceiling, are reminiscent of those found in Flappy Bird. However, its geometric presentation, lo-fi audio, and timed gameplay owe a huge debt to Super Hexagon. In Wave Wave, you must guide your triangular avatar past angular stalagmites and stalactites. You tap to screen to make your tiny avatar ris…

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Broken Sword series on sale to honour the Grand Master of the Knights Templar

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Broken Sword series on sale to honour the Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Today in 1314 the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, died. 700 years later, Revolution has decided to put both of its Broken Sword adventure games on sale for 69p / 99c to commemerate the occasion. If you've played any of the Broken Sword games before, this unusual tribute does make some sense. Though set in modern-day Paris, the point-and-click adventure game series draws heavily on the history and mythos surround the Knights Templar. The first of the two titles, Broken Sword: Director's Cut, is an extended version of the classic adventure game. The Director’s Cut adds new scenes to protagonist George Stobbart's tale of mystery, murder, and intrigue, wh…


See Gentle Ben trash a museum in new trailer for Halfbrick puzzler Bears vs. Art

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
See Gentle Ben trash a museum in new trailer for Halfbrick puzzler Bears vs. Art

Halfbrick's has released a gameplay trailer for its new puzzle game Bears. vs Art. which has been soft-launched in Canada and Australia The new trailer shows protagonist Rory making his way around an art museum, rolling through expensive exhibits and generally trashing the place. The aim is to turn every painting and statue from a priceless work art to a pile of worthless junk while avoiding detection by museum security, snooty guests and thieves. As Rory's natural habitat was destroyed by the new gallery, his vendetta against art is justified. This helps to make his destructive quest feel more like a fight for freedom than vandalism. Those of you who live in Canada and Aus…


Match tiles to activate nuclear breath in upcoming Godzilla game

News By James Gilmour, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Match tiles to activate nuclear breath in upcoming Godzilla game

The tie-in mobile game for the upcoming Godzilla movie has been spotted stomping towards the App Store - and it's not the game you might expect. While developer Rogue Play's interpretation of the Warner Bros. movie does put you in control of the gigantic monster movie icon, it isn't a traditional arcade brawler or smash-'em-up. Instead of hitting punch and kick buttons to level skyscrapers, you'll be matching coloured tiles on the lower half of the screen to trigger Godzilla's devastating attacks. Yup - the new Godzilla game is a match-three puzzler.  However, before you roll your eyes so hard you find yourself staring at your own frontal lobes, Godzilla - Smash3 does contain its…


True Axis makes massive new skatepark available from True Skate store

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
True Axis makes massive new skatepark available from True Skate store

When True Skate was first released, one of our chief complaints was its lack of variety. Now, over a year later, developer True Axis has released The Warehouse update, a whole new skatepark which can be purchased for 69p / 99c. Like the True Skate’s original park, Inbound, The Warehouse is an indoor assault course. The new environment is far larger than the first park however, with dozens of rails and ramps for you to grind, ollie, and flip your way around. While the new park costs 69p / 99c,  its large scale and the number of extra lines will probably pique the interest of True Skate fans seeking a new challenge. True Skate is available now on the App Store for &po…


Cult Japanese visual novel game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors out now for iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Cult Japanese visual novel game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors out now for iPhone and iPad

Aksys Games’s murder-mystery DS game 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors has finally made its way to iOS. Trimming back on the fiddly puzzles of the original release, 999: The Novel focuses instead on the game's story. Written by author Kotaro Uchikoshi, it is a twisting tale of deceit and death in which you must form fragile alliances with those around you in order to survive. Without puzzles, 999: The Novel is essentially a choose your own adventure. With only nine hours to escape the cruise liner in which you've been imprisoned, you and eight other captives must make your way past nine doors - and the horrors held behind them. Paying close attention to the di…


AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

On Fridays at 5pm GMT / 9am PST we take to Twitch to stream a new release from the Apple App Store. Last Friday, it was the gruesome and hilarious Surgeon Simulator. We had a really good turnout from you guys and girls. However, we realise that some of you missed out because of going to work / attending school / being asleep. Happily, though, you can catch up with our surgical shenanigans over on YouTube (and below), or on our Twitch channel. And hey, if you do click that Twitch link, make sure to follow us so you can keep up with all of AppSpy's iOS recommendations and playthroughs.…


Update to ninja platformer Shadow Blade adds new Downtown chapter

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Update to ninja platformer Shadow Blade adds new Downtown chapter

Crescent Moon’s game Shadow Blade has just received a new update, adding a host of improvements - and a new chapter - to the stealth platformer. The new Downtown area will take the game's ninja protagonist into the city, opening up 12 missions to slice and dice your way though. Here, you will encounter the new Punk Mob enemy, a hardended thug in dire need of a good cleaving. Three new game soundtracks have also been added, letting you dispense shadowy justice to fresh jams. Meanwhile, video replay and sharing options will let you show off your shinobi skills, while the new Par Time display will show you the time you need to beat for each level. Add to this a host of bug fixes and…


Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

News By Peter Willington, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

Go and grab your diary and jot this down (in red ink, preferably): 5pm GMT / 9am PST - AppSpy streaming Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch. Will be amusing. Watch. Why? Well, James and I will be playing the tablet version of cult PC hit Surgeon Simulator live on Twitch today. Expect gallons of blood, flying organs, and reckless overuse of the term 'STAT'. Join us and the AppSpy Twitch community by clicking here and following our channel, or watching the stream below. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Sega announces mobile racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush coming to iOS this year

News By James Gilmour, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Sega announces mobile racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush coming to iOS this year

Sega is to release a Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a new entry in the Crazy Taxi series created just for mobile devices, later this year. Developed in collaboration with franchise custodian Kenki Kanno and Sonic Dash creator Hardlight Studio, this iOS version of the arcade classic will be all about short, sharp bursts of reckless driving and virtual capitalism. As with the original Crazy Taxi, you'll be picking up fares and ferrying them to their destination as quicky as possible. The faster you complete each journey, the more time you'll have to attempt new runs. Instead of providing traditional driving controls, Crazy Taxi: City Rush lets you switch between three lanes of traffic with a swipe…


Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork Review

Review Pixeljam By Alex Beech, 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork Review

There is a childlike joy to Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork, the new game from Pixeljam. Its pink, three-eyed alien hero is the kind of creation you would expect to pour from the mind of a talented preschooler. This is no doubt due to the influence of James Kochalka, the award winning comic artist behind the game’s art. Everything about the game oozes comic book charm - from the challenges set by the two power-suit wearing sisters, to the backchat between the hero and his Super…

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