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Color Zen Review

Review Large Animal Games By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 1 week ago
Color Zen Review

Sometimes it's amazing how far you can push a premise. Take Color Zen, for example. You are presented with a series of coloured shapes. By moving shapes of the same colour together, you can dye the background the same hue,. This also eliminates the shapes from the field of play. The goal is to eventually reach the colour on the edges of the stage, leaving nothing but a single shade. A simple premise. Some would say, “too simple”, but through some very competent design, flui…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 14 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 10 months, 1 week ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 14 June 2013

Now that the E3 conference has wound down, we think it's time to take a deep breath and take stock of all the new iOS gaming info that's emerged during the show. With that in mind, here is your AppSpy News Wrap-Up. The Walking Dead - 400 Days When the curtain fell on episode five of Telltale's interactive zombie drama The Walking Dead: The Game, many of us felt that we had experienced something rare and special. Telltale's coders were borne high on the shoulders of the gamers everywhere, and subsequently promised us another season's worth of harrowing survival gameplay and heartbreaking decisions. What the team didn't tell us was that they were secretly working on an additional DLC epis…


Deus Ex: The Fall E3 Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 1 week ago
Deus Ex: The Fall E3 Trailer

The announcement of this iOS exclusive sequel to the hit game Deus Ex: Human Revolution was of course shown in more detail at E3 this week. We would like to share the trailer with you all. It looks to have many of the same systems in place that its predecessor contained. As it is a touch screen game, the big question is of course how does it control? We should find out soon as it's slated for release over the next couple of months.…


Bloodmasque - Square Enix meets Infinity Blade

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 1 week ago
Bloodmasque - Square Enix meets Infinity Blade

Really the title of this article is all you need to know before watching the E3 trailer for this Square Enix iOS exclusive. There's also the ability to take your own picture and create a character with your face (and enlist the aid of your friends). The game looks quite gorgeous, and it will be interesting to see where the Infinity Blade gameplay is taken in this new interpretation. The game is due out sometime in the next couple of months.…


Gangstar Vegas Review

Review Gameloft By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Gangstar Vegas Review

Gangstar Vegas is a textbook example of generation loss. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it describes the loss of quality that occurs when something is copied.  In the case of the Gangstar franchise, the source material is clearly Grand Theft Auto. For Gangstar Vegas, Gameloft has transplanted the shooting, mugging, and carjacking action of its GTA wanabee franchise to Nevada's infamous Vegas Strip. This is presumably in an effort to inject some colour and fun into the s…

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Despicable Me: Minion Rush out now

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Despicable Me: Minion Rush out now

With Despicable Me 2 due to arrive in cinemas later this month, the Hollywood hype machine is whirring into motion. One increasingly important cog in this noisy contraption is the tie-in video game. With that in mind, Gameloft has just released the trailer for its new iOS title Despicable Me: Minion Rush. It's a 3D endless runner in the vein of Temple Run, and stars the cute, yellow minions made famous by the first movie.  We'll have a review ready for you later today, but you can check out the trailer below in the meantime. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can grab it free for iPhone and iPad right now.    …


The Walking Dead - 400 Days DLC trailer revealed

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
The Walking Dead - 400 Days DLC trailer revealed

When the curtain fell on episode five of Telltale's interactive zombie drama The Walking Dead: The Game, many of us felt that we had experienced something rare and special. Telltale's coders were borne high on the shoulders of the gamers everywhere, and subsequently promised us another season's worth of harrowing survival gameplay and heartbreaking decisions. What the team didn't tell us was that they were secretly working on an additional DLC episode to accompany the first series. However, at E3 today, Telltale unveiled the first trailer for The Walking Dead - 400 Days. As you can see from the teaser (below), this episode moves away from the trials and tribulations of Lee and Clementine…


Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

Review Bossa Studios Ltd By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

Who'd have thought that one of the most sophisiticated pieces of handheld technology available today would play host to so many pixel-art games? MiniBoss's retro action-RPG Deep Dungeons of Doom is merely the latest in a long and block procession of games seeking to ape the 8-bit aesthetic of yesteryear. However, while we admit to having a soft spot for retro titles, a game cannot pass muster on nostalgia factor alone. Luckily for Deep Dungeons of Doom, it succeeds in providing a super…

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First trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
First trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne

Gameloft has just posted the first trailer for upcoming racing sequel Asphalt 8: Airborne. While the series's trademark good looks are still intact, it's Asphalt 8: Airborne's array of stunt opportunities which have gained our attention. You see, thanks to a new physics engine, you'll be able to launch your supercharged racer off the tarmac and into the air, where you can perform gnarly spins and flips.  These hair-raising stunts can be performed over the game's eight new maps, which will take you "from the Nevada desert to the city streets of London". You can also look forward to a variety of different weather conditions, all of which will affect the handling of your vehicle. Socia…


Trials Frontier

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Trials Frontier

The Trials series has never made its way to iOS, but through games like Bike Baron and Joe Danger, we have been able to experience the physics based motorbike racing that Trials HD and Trials Evolution have made famous. While Redlynx's trailer at E3 reveals a new next-gen Trials game, the second half of the trailer is dedicated to a mobile offering titled Trials Frontier. Have a watch of the trailer! The two games are supposedly linked in terms of unlocking content, but it's great to finally see Trials on iOS. Steady yourselves though. It looks like the game won't be out till next year. We'll keep you posted.…


Moebius Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Moebius Trailer

Jane Jensen, the creator of the Gabriel Knight trilogy and Gray Matter has been working on a new adventure game with her studio Pinkerton Road. The game was funded on Kickstarter, it is called Moebius, and a trailer has been released. Here it is! The game looks a little rough around the edges, but an element of intrigue is there. Jensen's strength has always been story and character, and no doubt this new tale will live up to her reputation. No word on a relase date as of yet, but a playable demo for the PC version should be out at the end of the month. The game is also coming to the iPad (hence why we're covering it).[Moebius website]…


Bridgy Jones™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Bridgy Jones™ Review

The following is a public service announcement: Those with no grasp of physics or basic engineering (like Dave who, wrote this review) will probably not get the most out of a game like Bridgy Jones. Of course, this isn't to say that it's not a good game. It just that here, as with other construction-based physics games like World of Goo, your enjoyment hinges on how effective you are at throwing up load-bearing scaffolds. In this case, you're throwing up improvised structures to get y…

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Scurvy Scallywags Review

Review Beep Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Scurvy Scallywags Review

Ron Gilbert really likes pirates. I mean you would probably expect something of the sort from the man who created the Monkey Island series, but after games like Deathspank and The Cave, it's interesting to see him return to the subject - and in a match-3 game, no less. This puzzler tells the story of a buckaneer who has set off on a grand adventure not on the high seas, but on the stage. That's right: this tale of pirates, swashbuckling, treasure, and sea shanties is for the amusement…

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iOS 7 unveiled

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
iOS 7 unveiled

It's a busy week. Not only is E3 on, where gamers get to see the future of the industry (especially this year as we're on the cusp of the new console generation), but the WWDC is on as well. And, at Apple' keynote speech, iOS 7 was unveiled. Now, we usually don't cover Apple news here because we're all about the games, but a new design for both the way the iPhone and iPad functions (as well as the App Store) is worth our attention. Below is the unveiling video. If you want to skip the marketing talk and just find out about the new features, the real info starts about four minutes in. Personally, I don't see the new iOS changing the way I use my device for good or ill, but time will tell o…


Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD iPad Review

Review Ironhide Game Studio By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD iPad Review

Sequels can be tricky. You have to give the fans more of what they loved the first time out, while adding enough new elements to warrant a second visit. It's doubly difficult when you're following an acclaimed title like tower defence titan Kingdom Rush. Luckily for us, developer Ironhide has kept its cool and delivered another top tier instalment to artillery-oriented action. The team hasn't deviated far from the original template, but considering the quality of the original, that's n…

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