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Tetris® Blitz iPad Review

Review Electronic Arts By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Tetris® Blitz iPad Review

Tetris will never die. The granddaddy of all block puzzlers is the quintissential example of a timeless game, one which transcends arbitrary divides such as age brackets and console generations. The latest iteration of the tetromino twirling title is Tetris Blitz. Designed for touchscreens, its puts a high-speed spin on the classic formula in the hope of injecting even more urgency into each round. Rather than guiding blocks and clearing lines until your stack hits the top of the scr…

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic coming to iPad

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic coming to iPad

BioWare's epic RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to iPad this week. Tongues started wagging about the possibility of an iOS version of KOTOR last week, when publishing house Aspyr accidentally referenced the game in a digital newsletter. However, all speculation was put to rest earlier this morning when IGN published a review of the iPad port. Thankfully, the review is largely positive, though its author does highlight some issues relating to movement controls. We can remember playing the KOTOR way back in 2003, and think the game would be ideally suited to tablet devices. The point-and-click interface of the PC version should translate perfectly onto touchscreens. That…


'9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors' Releases on Japanese iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
'9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors' Releases on Japanese iOS

999 is a very interesting game that I only completed earlier this year myself. I can recommend it to any fan of visual novels and locked room puzzles, and seeing it's just been released on the Japan iOS store with an English port coming in Quarter 4, it will be much easier for those who wish to play it to do so. Here's the thing though, they've removed the locked room puzzles to focus more heavily on the visual novel aspects. To this end they've created a more comic book style presentation, and a flowchart system similar to the one in the game's sequel Virtue's Last Reward (which I shall be playing whenever I finally grab a 3DS). For those unfamiliar with the game, here's the tra…


Badland receives 10 new levels in 'Day II' update

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Badland receives 10 new levels in 'Day II' update

Side-scrolling auto-flier Badland has just received a massive content injection, in the form of the "Day II" update. What can fans of Frogmind's highly-rated iOS hit expect? Well, downloading the free update (version 1.2) will add 10 brand-new levels to the game's single player campaign. These levels bring with them no less than 30 additional missions. As a bonus, you'll also gain five unlockable achievements upon which to set your sights. If that wasn't enough, we hear that the developer is already hard at work on the next update, which is said to contain another 10 levels. You've got to respect that work ethic. You can download the Badland "Day II" update from the App Store right now.…


Warhammer Quest to hit the App Store at midnight

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Warhammer Quest to hit the App Store at midnight

At the stroke of midnight, classic Games Workshop tabletop game Warhammer Quest will be reborn on the App Store. Rodeo Games, the folks behind turn-based shooter Hunters 2, have taken it upon themselves to translate the original cardboard adventure game into a touchscreen-friendly iPhone and iPad title. You take control of a small party of warriors, inculding an Dwarf Ironbreaker, an Elf Waywatcher, and a Grey Wizard. It's up to you to guide these characters through a series of perilous dungeons, killing orcs and other nasties as you go. Having played a little Warhammer Quest, we can say that the emphasis here is definitely on tactics. Squad management is priority, and it's important to p…


Kingdom Rush: Frontiers marching onto iOS June 6th

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Kingdom Rush: Frontiers marching onto iOS June 6th

The sequel to tower defence titan Kingdom Rush is set to charge onto the App Store next Thursday. Entitled Kingdom Rush: Frontiers, this follow-up will expand the medieval universe established by its acclaimed predecessor. This means fans can look forward to new maps, additional enemies, and (naturally) a selection of additional towers to build. From the looks of the natty new trailer (below), the terrain in Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is a lot more varied this time around. Beyond the standard grassy environments, the devs have included desert, stone, and tropical maps to survey and defend. We can also see some impressive new tower artillery, including some mighty mechs, and some sinister-lo…


Dubai Autodrome update coming to Real Racing 3

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Dubai Autodrome update coming to Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 fans should prepare to screech around the hot tarmac of the Dubai Autodrome, thanks to a new update "coming soon" to the App Store. Developer Firemonkeys has released a small teaser trailer to whet our appetites for the impending update. During its 18-second run time, we catch glimpses of some handsomely-rendered motors tearing up a couple of sunkissed tracks. According to the game's Facebook page, players can expect "new cars, and new events", plus "twilight racing at the Dubai Autodrome". How romantic. As soon as we have a release date, we'll let you know. In the meantime, check out the trailer for yourself below.  …


Combo Crew Review

Review The Game Bakers By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Combo Crew Review

Long time fans of Appspy will have heard a particular criticism time and time again: the unwelcome shoehorning of traditional control schemes onto touchscreen interfaces. Though the implementation of these controls have improved, developers that actually design around the strengths of the iPhone and iPad are far and few between. However, for Combo Crew, The Game Bakers have decided to create a classic beat em up while trying their best to craft an original control scheme that plays to…

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Poker Night 2 iPad Review

Review Telltale Inc By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Poker Night 2 iPad Review

The Inventory is a strange place. It's a kind of nexus point for pop culture characters from multiple mediums to converge and play games of high-stakes poker. The first entry in the series was quite successful, offering a poker experience seasoned with the kind of hilarious dialogue that comes with such a varied and wacky group of characters. The sequel follows suit. Brock Samson from The Venture Brothers, Claptrap from Borderlands, Sam from Sam & Max, and Ashley Williams from Army…

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NarcoGuerra

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
NarcoGuerra

Gamethenews, the company that tried to bring Endgame: Syria to the App Store and had to settle for Endgame: Eurasia, has now created a game based on the US War on Drugs and the Mexican drug cartels in their new game NarcoGuerra. It's essentially the game of Risk, which raises the interesting notion of using tried and true game mechanics to tackle more serious and pertinent issues. Have a look at the trailer for a little more understanding. The game is out now for the price of $0.99.[App Store Link]…


The Executive

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
The Executive

From the developer behind Pizza vs Skeletons comes a beat em up in the boardroom. The Executive has you defending your company against werewolves, and as this teaser trailer will show you, the game has an interesting visual style and some slick animation. The game is not slated for release till next year, so while it seems a bit cruel that we'll have to wait, we at least know a little of what to expect when it finally arrives.[Source - Toucharcade]…


The Middle of the Curiosity Cube has been Breached!

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
The Middle of the Curiosity Cube has been Breached!

Six months after the release of Curiosity, not only has the middle of the cube been breached, we also know what is inside. For those of you unfamiliar, Curiosity was an experimental app where you could tap on the side of a cube to uncover the layer beneath. You could also buy special tools through IAP to increase your cube breaking prowess, but the idea was that sooner or later through the combined effort of all the players, one person would reach the center... and what was there was for them, and them alone. So here's a video of Peter Molyneux explaining what was in the center of the cube (as the winner, Bryan Henderson was ok with the secret being shared with the world). Some…


Ace Attorney HD collection arrives next week

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Ace Attorney HD collection arrives next week

After a lot of conjecture and several conflicting statements, Capcom has finally produced concrete evidence that Phoenix Wright combo app Ace Attorney HD is to appear on the App Store next week. This remastered iOS collection features the first three games in the judicial series (Phoenix Wright, Justice for All, and Trials and Tribulations), all of which initially appeared on Nintendo DS. The series focuses on upstart lawyer Phoenix Wright as he tries to solve a string of grisly murders. It's up to you to pick through the evidence and interrogate witnesses in order to secure your client's freedom. As this is a remastered edition, fans can also look forward to some new game modes, and the…


Warhammer Quest Gameplay Walkthrough

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Warhammer Quest Gameplay Walkthrough

Next week the turn based dungeon crawler based on the Warhammer franchise Warhammer Quest is hitting both iPhone and iPad. Rodeo Games has put together this five minute video showing off some gameplay, and answering fan questions. If you're at all interested in this release, it's worth a watch. Warhammer Quest will be out on May 30th.…


Exzeus 2

News By Dave Flodine, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Exzeus 2

The first Exzeus was released in 2009, and was primarily an on-rails shooter, along the lines of a Sin and Punishment or Space Harrier. Now in 2013 developers Hyperdexbox Japan are releasing the sequel. It looks to keep the on-rails gameplay, while adding a third person shooter beat-em-up aspect to the mix. Have a look at this preview video! There is no definitive release date aside from "very soon" so we'll keep a watch out, and certainly review the title once its released. Here's hoping that it controls as well as it looks fun to play!…