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Clementine returns to iOS this week in The Walking Dead: Season Two

News By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
Clementine returns to iOS this week in The Walking Dead: Season Two

Telltale is poised to release the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two on iOS this week. With reviews of the console and Steam versions of the interactive zombie drama's second coming appearing all over the internet, we were naturally a little curious as to when it would shamble onto the App Store. Handily, Telltale answered our question via Twitter, revealing that iPhone and iPad owners will be able to continue Clementine's tale before the week is over. The Walking Dead: Season Two picks up a few months after the first series - and the expansion episode 400 Days - left off, with Clementine still trying to stay alive in a zombie-infested world.  If you've already played t…


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review

Review Rockstar Games By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Review

With both Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City already available on the App Store, it was only a matter of time before Rockstar's first journey to San Andreas got the touchscreen treatment. Completing the PS2-era trilogy, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the biggest and most ambitious sandbox Rockstar had ever created. This '90s flavoured tale of street gangs and turf warfare was an enormous game, both in terms of geography and scope. It offered players the chance to…

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Tomb Raider I | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
Tomb Raider I | Hands-On

During my daily trawl through the App Store's latest releases, I unearthed an ancient artifact of historical significance. Though it's not quite The Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant, the original Tomb Raider is an important chapter in the Big Book o' Videogames. It introduced the world to gaming's most recognisable female protagonist, Lara Croft. It was one of the first forays into the realm of full-3D platforming. And it's now available for your iPhone and iPad.  To see how Core Design's classic action-adventure game holds up some 17 years after its release, I went hands-on with Square Enix's new iOS port. Here are the results: You can download Tomb Raider I for 69p / 99c r…


Visit ice planet Cryo in festive Junk Jack X update

News By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
Visit ice planet Cryo in festive Junk Jack X update

Christmas has come early to block-based building bonanza Junk Jack X, with a new update adding a ton of festive content to the game. First off, players will notice the appearence of a new planet in the Junk Jack X universe. It's called Cryo, and it's covered in ice, so you'll want pour some anti-freeze on that gold-plated pickaxe. Ice isn't the only weather-related phenomenon you'll be dealing with, however. The update also brings with it a real time weather system, complete with rain and snow conditions.  You won't be trudging through drizzle without a purpose, either. There are now additional objects to build and position, plus new block types and plants to discover. If the snow…


Unlock every chapter for 69p / 99c in Ghost Trick holiday sale

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 1 week ago
Unlock every chapter for 69p / 99c in Ghost Trick holiday sale

Just a quick heads up for all you app spys out there. Ghost Trick Phantom Detective is, of course, free to download. Thus it cannot go on sale, and thus it will never show up on the handy little price drop widgit we have on the right of the screen there. I am here to tell you that Capcom have lowered the IAP meaning you can now unlock all the chapters for 69p / 99c. You heard that right folks - just under a dollar to own one of the more intriguing DS adventures that made its way to the iOS platform. If you're still on the fence, check out our review, or click our link below to take you to the iTunes page. [App Store Link]…


Despite its name, Urp! doesn't look like it will give you indigestion

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 1 week ago
Despite its name, Urp! doesn't look like it will give you indigestion

Unless you watch the trailer and eat everything that it shows up! Hiyoo!  Perhaps you should just watch the trailer... While the art is a bit stock standard, the level design looks quite impressive, using the different layers, and maze-like paths of the entire rotation of the level to the game's advantage. Exploring might be as enjoyable as solving the puzzles. Urp! is available in the App Store right now for $1.99 (AU) if you're interested. [App Store Link]…


Best Endless-Runners on iPhone and iPad

Feature By Peter Willington, 7 months, 1 week ago
Best Endless-Runners on iPhone and iPad

We know what it's like: loads of endless-runners on the App Store, and not enough time to try them all out and find the best. So stop running around in circles looking for the prime examples of this curious niche within the platforming genre, and just click that big play button on our video below. Do so, and a man with a caramel-smooth voice will walk you through the greatest endless-runners ever to grace the App Store. Go on - he's dying to get it off his chest. …


With the release of a new trailer, Framed is looking pretty slick

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 1 week ago
With the release of a new trailer, Framed is looking pretty slick

News of Framed surfaced earlier on in the year. The concept of a game in which you rearrange comic panels in realtime to alter the events of a story seemed not only fresh, but I had concerns about how enjoyable or fluid such an experience would be. I think this latest trailer calms those fears. Take a look! No release date is announced outside of the vague 2014 at the end, but it looks like the time has been spent well, providing an interesting new play style with either a spy or detective thriller. We can't wait!…


Jump between generations in pixel-art RPG Star Trek Trexels

News By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
Jump between generations in pixel-art RPG Star Trek Trexels

Pixel-art RPG Star Trek Trexels has beamed onto iPhone and iPad. It's Star Trek, but [don't you dare - Ed] not as you know it [See me after - Ed].  Rather than stick with a single cast of characters from the sci-fi universe's various spin-off series, developer YesGnome has decided to throw fan favourites from different timelines together in a single causality defying story. As a Star Fleet Admiral, you'll have to prep your ship, the USS Valiant, and its crew for a confrontation with an ancient intergalactic threat called The Progenitors. Naturally, along the way, you'll need to explore strange new worlds and seek out yada yada yada. This involves firing off a few probes, and then eng…


Awaken the dragon in huge Infinity Blade III update on December 19th

News By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
Awaken the dragon in huge Infinity Blade III update on December 19th

Chair has just released details of next Infinity Blade III update, which will be coming to iPhone and iPad on December 19th. Titled Ausar Rising, the update will let you step back into the past by adding the castle from the first Infinity Blade game as a playable area. According the developer, you'll also gain access to over 60 previously unseen items, and be able to natter to other warriors via an in-game chat system. Finally, two new modes will be added to the menu: Survival Arena, and Deathless Quests. Oh, and you'll get to fight another dragon. So that's good. You'll won't be able to download the Ausar Rising update until December 19th, so we suggest you work on your dragon slayin…


The Room Two iPad Review

Review Fireproof Games By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
The Room Two iPad Review

There were few games released last year so perfectly tailored to touchscreen as The Room. Like the mysterious wooden box at the heart of the experience, the game was beautiful, intricate, tactile, and full of secrets. With The Room Two, Fireproof Games has opened the door, both literally and metaphorically, to another dimension of gameplay. Instead of making you focus your sleuthing skills on a single puzzle box, The Room Two has you flitting between numerous contraptions at once. And…

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 7 months, 1 week ago
 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | Hands-On

I won't waste your time with too much intro blurb. We all know why we're here. Rockstar has just released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for iPhone and iPad. When the original game appeared on the PlayStation 2 back in 2004, it was the largest and most ambitious GTA experience ever commited to disc. Now, the folks at Rockstar have given their first Los Santos adventure a lick of paint, added some snazzy new shadows and reflections, and let it loose on the App Store. Here is a 10 minute video of me playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: We will have a review for you shortly. If you can't wait for the AppSpy verdict, you can download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for £4.99 / $…


Angry Birds celebrates its 4th birthday

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 1 week ago
Angry Birds celebrates its 4th birthday

Man, has it been four years already? To think that what has become one of the hottest games on the App Store was released around the same time as Appspy's launch (It was December 2009, but the actual date is kind of vague). Anyway, in celebration of its aviary powerhouse, Rovio is adding fifteen new levels to the original game. Sure to the dedicated fan, it won't take you long to plough through them, but it's the thought that counts. Happy Birthday Angry Birds!  (For a treat, go and have a look at our review. It's back when I provided the video voiceover, and it was penned by a young upstart named Andrew) :)…


Colossatron: Massive World Threat to be unleashed on December 19th

News By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 1 week ago
Colossatron: Massive World Threat to be unleashed on December 19th

Colossatron has waged war on humanity. We have known it was coming for sometime, and now what looks to be Halfbrick's flagship title for the year is set to explode onto iOS on December 19th. The player must aid the destructive force by attaching coloured space drops offs that will assist the creature in its obliteration of mankind. Destroy all seven continents, and you'll be able to make your way to Earth capital. Obviously, we at AppSpy are giddy with anctipation over this news, and we'll be here to give you the full scoop upon release. In the meantime, check out the announcement trailer below:…


Luxuria Superbia Review

Review Tale of Tales By Dave Flodine, 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Luxuria Superbia Review

More and more, games designers are attmepting to include 'mature' content in their word. Usually, this translates into violence, swearing, and the inclusion of scantily-clad, impossibly proportioned women. However, that kind of mature content is often delivered in a fairly adolescent way. When playing Luxuria Superbia we felt that we were playing a truly adult game, one that might even make you feel a little uncomfortable. Luxuria Superbia is a game of touch and sensation. Patience p…

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