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TriBlaster Review

Review Bulkypix By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
TriBlaster Review

If you've ever seen the 1981 arcade game Tempest in action, then TriBlaster’s influences will be immediately apparent. The new tube shooter utilises the same visual style and gameplay mechanics as the Atari classic, but it does so with enough flair to make it feel fresh. TriBlaster's early stages look like you are standing at the blocks of a neon-soaked 100m race track. As you progress though the levels, the shape of these stages begins to warp and twist to awesome effect,…

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Eye on the App Store: Boom Beach, Flashout 2, Little Big Adventure, and more

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Eye on the App Store: Boom Beach, Flashout 2, Little Big Adventure, and more

It’s the middle of the week! You know what that means - Snowden’s favourite spies are back to give you your weekly injection of Eye on the App Store, going live today at 5pm GMT / 9am PST over on the AppSpy Twitch channel. Most of the games we’ll be covering will go live on the App Store at midnight tonight, so come get a heads-up on which games will suit your delicate taste buds before they’re locked to your iTunes account forever. Watch us grind up the walls something awful in Flashout 2, a futuristic racer heavily inspired by Sony’s WipEout series. Cult classic Little Big Adventure is alive and well on iOS almost 20 years after its initial PC release (apo…


Classic '90s adventure game Little Big Adventure is coming to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Classic '90s adventure game Little Big Adventure is coming to the App Store at midnight

Twenty years after its original PC release, the classic adventure game Little Big Adventure is being re-released on the App Store at midnight tonight. Little Big Adventure follows the story of Twinsen, an inhabitant of Citadel Island. His world is ruled over by the evil - and oddly named - dictator Dr. FunFrock. When Twinsen starts to have dreams about the destruction of his planet, the doctor throws him into an insane asylum. Taking control of Twinsen, it's up to you to help his escape from captivity, and discover his destiny as protector of his world. The new iOS release features a host of updates for touchscreen. Firstly, the dev has streamlined the interface for touchscreen, and thr…


Forever Lost prologue episode Cabin Escape: Alice's Story out now on iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Forever Lost prologue episode Cabin Escape: Alice's Story out now on iPhone and iPad

If you're a fan of developer Glitch Games's point-and-click adventure series Forever Lost, then you're probably on tenterhooks waiting for episode three to arrive. However, to tide you over until then, the team has released a prologue episode called Cabin Escape: Alice's Story, which is available free from the App Store right now. The game exists in the same universe as Forever Lost, and features similar gameplay tropes. Playing as Alice, you find yourself trapped in a log cabin, and must examine your surrounding to find clues to help you escape. Your trusty camera returns, allowing you to photograph important items and locations to reference later. You'll also get some back story relat…


WipEout-inspired anti-gravity racer Flashout 2 out on iOS tonight

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
WipEout-inspired anti-gravity racer Flashout 2 out on iOS tonight

You like WipEout, right? Well so does Polish developer Jujubee. So much so that it's followed up its WipEout-inspired anti-gravity racer Flashout 3D with a brand new sequel. Drifting onto the App Store at midnight tonight, Flashout 2 brings a bunch of new features to the sci-fi racing franchise. For starters, you'll get to try out 10 new international tracks, spanning locations including London, Paris, and Moscow. Additional game modes have also been added, giving you access to a Burnout-style Elimination race, and the violent Destruction mode.  Beyond the tweaked physics and narrative-driven career mode, however, the most notable new feature is the inclusion of online multiplayer.…


Han Solo and R2-D2 tables coming to Star Wars Pinball this spring

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Han Solo and R2-D2 tables coming to Star Wars Pinball this spring

The next table pack for Star Wars Pinball - known as Heroes Within - will pay its respects to some of Star Wars’s most beloved characters. The pack will contain four new tables in all. Three of the tables will be character focused, starring Han Solo, R2-D2, and C3PO. The final table will feature the whole cast, and be based around the destruction of the Death Star. The first trailer for the pack (above) shows off Han Solo’s table. It's clear that Zen Studios is drawing heavily on the movies, including a host of famous one liners, and the toe tapping cantina theme. Joined by Chewbacca, the pair comically tinker with the Millennium Falcon, which translates in game to power…


Supercell's militaristic Clash of Clans successor Boom Beach landing on iOS this Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Supercell's militaristic Clash of Clans successor Boom Beach landing on iOS this Thursday

Mobile gaming goliath Supercell is poised to release its first new App Store offering since the chart-dominating hit Clash of Clans. It's called Boom Beach, and it's due to hit the App Store on March 27th. The game has been available in soft-launch form in Canada for a number of weeks now, so we have a pretty good handle on what it's all about. And yes, as you would expect, it has more than a few things in common with Clash of Clans. You take control of a band of soldiers who must land on a beach, and fortify it. You'll need to create barracks to raise an army, and build tanks and other military equipment to defend your position. Once you've established your own stronghold, you can set…


Metronomy releases sci-fi game based on the music video for I'm Aquarius

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Metronomy releases sci-fi game based on the music video for I'm Aquarius

If you follow the band Metronomy, you may already have the group's latest earworm I'm Aquarius lodged in your skull. However, the folks at Mutant Labs have gone a step further, creating a rhythm-based avoidance game for iOS based on the song. The game involves piloting the brightly coloured spaceship (based on the craft seen in the I'm Aquarius music video) through a pulsing minefield of asteroids, obstacles, and lasers.  Naturally, the action plays out to the sound of the title song, which has been remixed exclusively for this interactive experiment. There are leaderboards to climb and social media integration to abuse, but you'll mostly be floating through space and bobbing your hea…


Star Horizon Review

Review Tabasco Interactive By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Star Horizon Review

There is something oddly retro about Star Horizon. It harkens back to a past era of arcade gaming - a fast-paced on-the-rails action shooter revamped for 2014. For whatever reason, it seems everyone in the universe wants to kill John, the hero of the tale, and his friendly AI, Ellie. Frozen in space after a battle between Rebels and the Federation, he is a man out of time, swept along by events he doesn't understand. You are able to make choices for John throughout the story which cha…

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Joe Danger Infinity gets a new Daily Challenge mode in latest update

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Joe Danger Infinity gets a new Daily Challenge mode in latest update

Hello Games’s stuntman extraordinaire Joe Danger just got served. If beating the Joe Danger Infinity's numerous levels and obstacles wasn't enough, he must now content with a new Daily Challenge mode, which has been added via the game's latest update. The mode will offer a new track every day for Joe to jump, explode, and rocket his way through. Completing the new tracks will earn you even bigger coin prizes to help you purchase more boosts, allowing you to secure your domination of the leaderboards. The update also delivers a few bug fixes, including one to the aggressive AI Dummy racer. We already thought that Joe Danger Infinity offered plenty of content, with more than 20 v…


Jetski racer Riptide GP2 currently on sale for 69p / 99c

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Jetski racer Riptide GP2 currently on sale for 69p / 99c

Riptide GP2, Vector Unit’s fast paced jetski racer, is currently on sale for 69p / 99c on the App Store. Riptide GP2 has you speeding around aquatic tracks, pitting your skills against the AI - or up to four players online - in a series of aquatic races. Beating the later tracks demands judicious use of your jetski's boost system, which can only be charged by performing stunts off each track's many jumps.  An XP system lets you level-up your rider and jetski as you work through Career mode, while the optional decals let you customise your water-spraying ride to suit your tastes. We really enjoyed Riptide GP2 when we reviewed it last year, thanks to its frantic gameplay a…


Lionheart Tactics Review

Review Kongregate By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Lionheart Tactics Review

It is easy to like Lionheart Tactics. Unlike similar Japanese tactical RPGs, it hurls you straight into combat avoiding the long-winded intros and back-story that can limit the genre's appeal. The expectations set by Lionheart Tactics's anime portrait art make its opening pace jarring, as it shatters genre conventions. Taking control of a sleeping king, you are awakened by a sound, and thrown straight into battle. Each arena serves as a tutorial to various elements of the game, i…

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Apocalyptic stunt racer Trials Frontier crashing onto the App Store next month

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Apocalyptic stunt racer Trials Frontier crashing onto the App Store next month

As you may already know, the Canadians have been doing jumps and breaking bones in Trials Frontier for three months now. However, we've just discovered that the rest of the world can get in on the bike-flipping fun when the game goes global on April 10th. As well as being the first official iOS incarnation of the popular Trials franchise, Trials Frontier is also the series' first foray into freemium territory. Set in a post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-esque world, the game has you riding your bike over a series of obstacle courses, attempting to perform the wildest stunts your thumbs will allow. Along the way, you'll encounter a colourful cast of characters we will set you missions, and p…


Turn-based spin-off Hitman GO is now available in Australia

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Turn-based spin-off Hitman GO is now available in Australia

Hitman GO, Square Enix's turn-based strategy take on the Hitman series, has just been soft launched on the Australian App Store. You take control of the lethal hunter Agent 47 as he hunts down and eliminates his targets. Like the other Hitman games, you can choose to stealthy stalk your target, or launch a full-on assault to get the job done. The difference this time around is that in Hitman GO, everything is turn-based. Watching patrol patterns, selecting weapons, making your way undetected through levels - these have always been staples of the Hitman series. In Hitman GO, however, you can take a little more time planning your executions, as the game will wait patiently for you to fini…


Angry Birds Go! gets icy new track in Sub Zero episode

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Angry Birds Go! gets icy new track in Sub Zero episode

The slopes of Rovio's free-to-play kart racer Angry Birds Go! just became a lot more slippery, thanks to the game's new snow-themed Sub Zero episode. Transforming this colourful racer's dusty tracks into an icy slalom, the update brings coats the latest episode in wintery snow. Just in time for spring. Hooray. You'll also get access to eight new carts, which can be purchased and customised to suit your driving style. Plus, if you want to save some coins, you can splash out on a starter pack, which gives you a handful of new carts and some bonus swag to boot. Meanwhile, in the world of physical objects, you can buy more Telepod toys to beam into the game, giving you yet more ways to throw…