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The Shadow and the Flame Release Date

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
The Shadow and the Flame Release Date

Back in April I excitedly wrote about Ubisoft's upcoming remake to Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame. I loved the reimagining of the first title years ago, and have high hopes for this one as well. We know its release date now, it's the 25th of July. To tide you over, here's the trailer again. I can't wait to give it a go!…


Tiny Thief gets Release Date

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Tiny Thief gets Release Date

Icebreaker: a Viking Voyage was the first game to come out under the heading of Rovio's new publishing firm Rovio Stars. Tiny Thief is the second. It will be released next week on July 11th. It's certainly the more potentially interesting of the two in my eyes, but we'll see how it plays upon release. Mark your calendars and in the meantime have a look at the trailer again.…


Return to Castlerama Review

Review CODENRAMA By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Return to Castlerama Review

When Castlerama was released in 2011, it was described by its creators as a “photo-realistic walk”. Its apparent success has led to a full fledged game known as Return to Castlerama. In this case, the term 'photo-realistic walk' is only partially apt. While the are some nice lighting effects, it's hardly what we would call photo-realistic. But you definitely do a lot of walking. You play as David, the son of a herbalist who discovers that he has a greater destiny as saviou…

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LIMBO Game Review

Review Playdead By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
LIMBO Game Review

There's a recurring set piece in Limbo which involves a spider. You're making your way through the grey fog, plodding towards the next jump or physics puzzle, when a set of spindly legs hove into view behind you. You can't run especially fast, but the spider is in no hurry. A rising terror creeps up your back as you push forward, desperate to escape the advancing arachnid's hairy, stabbing limbs. If you don't think fast, a grisly death awaits you. You run. You jump. You hope. You'll e…

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Greedy Dwarf Rolling into the App Store This Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Greedy Dwarf Rolling into the App Store This Thursday

The glut of endless runners has started to fade away as time goes on, so usually that means that any new release in a previously saturated genre will have something new and novel to add to the mechanics already in place. While Greedy Dwarf doesn't look to set the world on fire, its melding of 3D and side scrolling endless runners combined with mine cart action looks like a lot of fun. Have a look at the trailer and see what we mean when the gameplay starts. The game launches for $0.99 and boasts no in-app purchases.…


Top 3 iOS games June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Top 3 iOS games June 2013

June was quite a month for iOS gamers. Not only did we get some quality App Store exclusives and anticipated sequel, we also got ports of some top class console and PC titles. Let's see which of them made into AppSpy's top three, shall we? Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Bioware, Aspyr) $6.99 iPad-only First up, here's a port of game which originally appeared a long time ago, on a console far, far too big. Yes, classic Xbox RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic landed on iPad last month. Though it may be 10 years old, the game's intuitive combat systems, expansive environments, and rich narrative still give most modern RPGs a run for their money. It's a little pricey, but c…


Riptide GP2

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Riptide GP2

It's been a while since Vector Unit released the original Riptide GP on the App Store (check out our review here). It was a very well made jetski racer with beautiful presentation and solid controls. The sequel looks to continue this tradition with the inclusion of multiplayer (an omission from the first game), and controller support. The following is the teaser trailer... No word on a release date as of yet, but we'll keep you posted.…


The Walking Dead: 400 Days out on June 11th

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
The Walking Dead: 400 Days out on June 11th

The iOS version at least. That week has daily releases on every platform under the sun with our Apple devices ending the festivities. Now this is DLC for the original game and covers five seperate stories. The iOS port is not up to the standards of the PC or console versions, but it is servicable, and we expect this to be no different. If you enjoyed the first season, this is a no-brainer. There is a reason that The Walking Dead won so many awards last year for the emotional investment it took out of most of those who played it without offering much in the way of gameplay outside some really tough moral choices. We'll see what 400 Days adds to what transpired at the end. Here's th…


League of Evil 3 Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
League of Evil 3 Review

League of Evil 3 is hard. You remember the first two games in the series? Remember restarting levels 20, 30, even 40 times, all the while cursing your disobedient thumbs for every mistimed jump overlooked bullet? Yeah. This one's harder. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on your appetite for punishment. You see, League of Evil 3 manages to embody everything that made the franchise the platforming powerhouse it is today. The controls are still some of the tightest yo…

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Agricola iPad Review

Review Playdek, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Agricola iPad Review

Some board games have an extraordinary number of pieces, making the simple act of setting up a monumental task in itself. Now aficionados will tell you that's part of the allure, but especially with a game like Agricola, the benefit of being able to starta game in a couple of taps cannot be understated. Agricola is a turn based strategy game based around medeavil farming. Now stop right there. Before you cease reading or close the video window, hear us out. While the game may seem ove…

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Release date for Plants vs. Zombies 2 pushed back

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Release date for Plants vs. Zombies 2 pushed back

Yes, it looks like the July 18th release date of Plants vs. Zombies 2 is going to have to be pushed back until later in the summer. A particular reason has not yet been given, just that developer PopCap want to "make sure the game lives up to fan's expectations". Pushing back a release date can do a lot of good, as it gives the team time to remove bugs, clean up the programming for a smoother experience, and put an all round polish on their release. This highly anticipated follow-up is not going to lose its potential audience by due to a one month delay, especially when that delay could be beneficial to the overall quality. So sit tight, and look forward to playing a (hopefully) bug-f…


Teaser Trailer for Pivvot

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Teaser Trailer for Pivvot

Whittaker Trebella, creator of the interesting take on the sliding block puzzle, Polymer (our review can be found here) has released a teaser trailer for his new game Pivvot. It's described as a 'strategic avoidance' game. Take a look for yourselves. The game is due out sometime in July.…


Sid Meier's Ace Patrol iPad Review

Review 2K By Dave Flodine, 10 months ago
Sid Meier's Ace Patrol iPad Review

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is the latest experiment from the acclaimed creator of the Civilization franchise. It's a game that echoes of the combat changes made to the series in Civilization V. Thrown into World War I, you take to the skies as a flying ace. It's up to you to master your aircraft: changing altitude, rolling, banking, and blasting your enemies until they burst into flames. However, these dogfights play out not in real time, but as a turn based experience on a hexagonal grid.…

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Limbo out on iOS Next Week

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months ago
Limbo out on iOS Next Week

Some of you will be familiar with Limbo, a puzzle platformer released on XBLA in 2010 that has been ported to both the PSN, PC, and Mac. It's known for its striking monochromatic art style, generous checkpoint system and punishing trial and error puzzle gameplay. Here's a trailer of the original release. Here's hoping that the controls are well executed on the touch screen. We'll certainly let you now how the port holds up next week.…


Sprinkle Islands putting the fire out on July 11th

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months ago
Sprinkle Islands putting the fire out on July 11th

It's been two years since the release of the original Sprinkle (check out our review here), and now Mediocre Games are about to release the follow-up, titled Sprinkle Islands. It looks to feature the same interesting water based physics of the original, but has undergone an aesthetic change that makes aspects of the game look a little bit like claymation, which is of course amazing. Check out the trailer below and keep a look out for this as it releases on July 11th.…