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Angry Birds Star Wars II gets 40 new levels in Rise of the Clones update

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Angry Birds Star Wars II gets 40 new levels in Rise of the Clones update

Force-filled fowl flinger Angry Birds Star Wars II has just gained 40 new levels with the Rise of the Clones update.. The first 20 levels of this additional chapter follow the Pork Side, letting you take control of the Republic’s Clone Army as they dual with the Jedi on Kamino. This water logged world brings with it fast flowing currents that the piggies must overcome to defeat their force wielding foes. The other 20 stages take you to Coruscant, where the Sith assumed control of the galaxy’s capitol. Here you must turn to the Bird Side, and use the Force to fight back the green porkers and reclaim the cityl. On this high-rise city-planet, powerful air turbines…


Pixeljam updates Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork with tilt controls and GameCenter achievements

News By Glen Fox, 6 months ago
Pixeljam updates Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork with tilt controls and GameCenter achievements

Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork has been updated with a brand new tilt control scheme, rounding out an already sizeable range of control choices. Pixeljam also took the liberty of adding GameCenter achievements, which should please Glorkian Warriors looking to show off their skills, or those simply looking for more meaningful progression. The game has been localized in Italian, French, Spanish, and German as part of this update. We were quite taken with Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork, giving it four stars. At review, we said "It is okay to judge Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork by its appearance - this is a solid shooter elevated above the competition by its comic presentati…


Hyper Square Review

Hyper Square Review

Remember those shape sorter toys you had as a kid? The ones where you had to squeeze shaped blocks through similarly-shaped holes? Hyper Square is essentially an amped-up, caffiene addled version of the same toy. Instead of manipulating wooden shapes, however, you're swiping, re-sizing, and spinnimh digital squares into virtual targets. These mechanics are introduced one at a time. First, the game asks you to simply drag or fling squares towards their goal with the swipe of a fin…

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Hands-on with Circix, the head-scratching, line-drawing neon puzzler

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months ago
Hands-on with Circix, the head-scratching, line-drawing neon puzzler

You might not see it at the top of the App Store charts any time soon. Its basic visuals and sound may dissuade you from downloading it. But don't be fooled by Circix's unassuming nature: this puzzler is just as addictive as the best of them. The idea of the game is to connect the squares on the field with one another, creating enough connections to match the number on each of the squares. Sounds easy, and it is to begin with, but hit the harder levels and it becomes a mind-bending nightmare. Check out our Circix hands-on below.…


Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Magnet puzzler iON Bond will be attracting people to the App Store at midnight

While there are a fair number of physics puzzlers on the App Store, few blend colour matching with magnetic mechanics. Developer Stewart Hogarth has done exactly this, however, with his new puzzler iON Bond. The principles of iON Bond’s puzzles are remarkably simple. The goal of each level is to attract disks of the same colour together. In isolation, however, none of the disks have any locomotion of their own. Luckily, the tiny circles can be positively or negatively charged. Their polarity allows you to pull them together or push them apart like magnets, enabling you to navigate your way around each puzzle. Featuring 70 levels, and a secret game mode that unlocks…


Watch_Dogs Multiplayer: iPhone vs PC

News By James Gilmour, 6 months ago
Watch_Dogs Multiplayer: iPhone vs PC

As you may have heard, Ubisoft's much anticipated free-roaming hackathon Watch_Dogs landed on consoles and PCs everywhere yesterday. Not to leave the iOS crowd out in the cold, the devs accompanied the release of Watch_Dogs with an iOS (and Android) companion app, catchily titled Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile.  Rather than just letting you browse your inventory or peer at a map while on the bus (like most companion apps), this nifty addition to the Watch_Dogs universe allows you to compete head-to-head with console and PC players in a cross-platform game of cops and robbers. The player with the mobile app assumes controls of the city's police force and security systems, and must…


Dragon Quest VIII hits the New Zealand App Store with a hefty price tag

News By Peter Willington, 6 months ago
Dragon Quest VIII hits the New Zealand App Store with a hefty price tag

Ever since we saw Square Enix's Dragon Quest VIII appear on iOS via the Japanese App Store, we've been hoping it would come to the West. Now it looks like English speakers will now be able to step back into the shoes of the typically silent protagonist in his fight against the wicked Dhoulmagus, as the iOS port has just been spotted on the New Zealand App Store, meaning a wider release is likely imminent. If you've yet to experience the joys of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - it's one of my personal favourite RPGs of all time - then this might be a good opportunity to do so. You explore a huge, bright, colourful 3D world filled with adorable monsters, engaging in turn…


Tackle Le Mans in the latest Real Racing 3 update

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Tackle Le Mans in the latest Real Racing 3 update

Real Racing 3 now lets you tackle the ultimate test of motor racing endurance in its latest Le Mans update. Giving you access to the track made famous by the 24 hours prototype race, this new mode throws up plenty of challenges for you to conquer on the road to becoming the Le Mans champion. Of course, while Le Mans is famous for its 24 hour endurance race, the game won’t expect your battery to last for a full day. Instead, you can challenge next generation prototypes like the Audi R18 e-tron Quattro and Toyota's TS040 Hybrid in shorter races which let you cruise around the circuit as the sun goes down. On the social side, four players can now compete together split-screen using b…


Hands-on with LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, the super sweet Japanese Disney game

Feature By Peter Willington, 6 months ago
Hands-on with LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, the super sweet Japanese Disney game

If you're a regular AppSpy viewer you may well remember the Twitch stream where we took a good hard look at some of the quality titles out on the Japanese App Store. One of the games that caught my eye was LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, a game that is currently exclusive to Japan, and features Disney characters such as Mickey, Donald, Piglet, Perry, and more. Having spent a little of time with it, I decided I just had to show you more of this hidden gem. Take a look at the hands-on video below and sound-off as to whether you'd like to see it in your local App Store.…


Genre Busters: Hackers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

Feature By Danny Russell, 6 months ago
Genre Busters: Hackers - live on Twitch (5pm UK | 9am Pacific | 12 noon Eastern)

The spies are back with another Genre Busters! This time, to celebrate the recent release of Watch_Dogs and its companion app, ctOS Mobile, we've selected some of our favourite iOS games that feature hacking. Haven't seen the ctOS Mobile in action yet? Catch our show from the tsart for a glimpse into how it works! Or have you been playing around with it already? Come along and let us know what you think! Undoubtedly you'll see a few games you know well, plus a couple that may have slipped you by. Did we miss any? Tune in and tell us! We need your help to decide which is the best, so please tune in to our Twitch channel at 5pm UK / 9am Pacific / 12 noon Eastern time to catch the show fom t…


OTTTD iPad Review

Review SMG Studio By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
OTTTD iPad Review

OTTTD (or 'Over The Top Tower Defence') does a pretty good job of living up to its title. Every stage, you are swarmed by bizarre cartoon aliens, and must erect towers to fight them back. Each vanquished foe leaves behind a bloodied corpse, meaning that, within minutes, your base in drenched in an ocean of gore. While the action is frantic, the classic tower defence gameplay is easily mastered thanks to its straightforward controls. Tapping on any construction point brings up a radial…

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Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile lets you battle console and PC players online

News By Alex Beech, 6 months ago
Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile lets you battle console and PC players online

If you are excited about the release of Ubisoft's highly anticipated Watch_Dogs, then the Watch_Dogs Companion: ctOS Mobile might be be worth a peek. Rather than assuming remote control of the game's tech savvy protagonist Aiden Pearce, this mobile companion app lets you switch roles, giving you command over the Chicago Police department. This means that while someone at their console or PC controlling Aiden Pearce on the home version of the game, you can comandeer a police helicopter to hunt him down. Your chopper even comes equipped with its very own sharpshooter to take down unsuspecting players cruising Chicago streets. If that weren’t enough, you also gain control of ct…


Make your iPhone a microphone with upcoming SingStar companion app

News By Glen Fox, 6 months, 1 week ago
Make your iPhone a microphone with upcoming SingStar companion app

SingStar will be making its PS4 debut later this year. Rather excitingly for iOS users, however, is news of the companion app which will launch alongside the new game allowing players to use their iPhone as a microphone. The best part? Beyond the convenience of whipping out your mobile and lauching into a rendition of Gold, a microphone will be displayed on your device's screen, making you feel like a true pop star. The app will work with both PS3 and PS4 versions of SingStar, and will be useable on any of your iOS devices - though we imagine the best experience will be on your smaller iPhone. The companion app will be released alongside SingStar later this year as a free download from th…


Long-awaited sequel Battleheart Legacy set to strike the App Store next week

News By Glen Fox, 6 months, 1 week ago
Long-awaited sequel Battleheart Legacy set to strike the App Store next week

Way back in 2011, a gem of an iOS RPG was released featuring an intuitive touch control scheme, colourful and charming cartoon visuals, and a deep skill system. That game was Battleheart, and we rather liked it, giving it 4 stars at review. Battleheart Legacy is the long-awaited sequel to that game. And, judging from the official trailer below, it appears that the excellent control scheme and skill system have remained intact. Surprisingly, the move to 3D hasn't really affected the visual style much at all, with the colourful cast of characters reminiscent of those in the original. The game's charm and sense of humour appears to be present and correct, too. However, while the game's st…


Globosome: Path of the Swarm Review

Globosome: Path of the Swarm Review

There is something joyous about you first moments with Globosome: Path of the Swarm. Controlling a small spherical creature named Globo, you roll through a vibrant green world, gathering you orb-like buddies as you go.  You control Globo by tilting your device. The accuracy of the gyroscope is fantastic, making the constant corrections you have to make as you trundles over uneven ground easy and instinctive. Nowhere is this accuracy more important than when navigating the mo…

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