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AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
AppSpy Plays Surgeon Simulator (Twitch catch-up)

On Fridays at 5pm GMT / 9am PST we take to Twitch to stream a new release from the Apple App Store. Last Friday, it was the gruesome and hilarious Surgeon Simulator. We had a really good turnout from you guys and girls. However, we realise that some of you missed out because of going to work / attending school / being asleep. Happily, though, you can catch up with our surgical shenanigans over on YouTube (and below), or on our Twitch channel. And hey, if you do click that Twitch link, make sure to follow us so you can keep up with all of AppSpy's iOS recommendations and playthroughs.…


Update to ninja platformer Shadow Blade adds new Downtown chapter

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Update to ninja platformer Shadow Blade adds new Downtown chapter

Crescent Moon’s game Shadow Blade has just received a new update, adding a host of improvements - and a new chapter - to the stealth platformer. The new Downtown area will take the game's ninja protagonist into the city, opening up 12 missions to slice and dice your way though. Here, you will encounter the new Punk Mob enemy, a hardended thug in dire need of a good cleaving. Three new game soundtracks have also been added, letting you dispense shadowy justice to fresh jams. Meanwhile, video replay and sharing options will let you show off your shinobi skills, while the new Par Time display will show you the time you need to beat for each level. Add to this a host of bug fixes and…


Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

News By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
Watch us botch a heart transplant as we stream Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch

Go and grab your diary and jot this down (in red ink, preferably): 5pm GMT / 9am PST - AppSpy streaming Surgeon Simulator Touch on Twitch. Will be amusing. Watch. Why? Well, James and I will be playing the tablet version of cult PC hit Surgeon Simulator live on Twitch today. Expect gallons of blood, flying organs, and reckless overuse of the term 'STAT'. Join us and the AppSpy Twitch community by clicking here and following our channel, or watching the stream below. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Sega announces mobile racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush coming to iOS this year

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
Sega announces mobile racer Crazy Taxi: City Rush coming to iOS this year

Sega is to release a Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a new entry in the Crazy Taxi series created just for mobile devices, later this year. Developed in collaboration with franchise custodian Kenki Kanno and Sonic Dash creator Hardlight Studio, this iOS version of the arcade classic will be all about short, sharp bursts of reckless driving and virtual capitalism. As with the original Crazy Taxi, you'll be picking up fares and ferrying them to their destination as quicky as possible. The faster you complete each journey, the more time you'll have to attempt new runs. Instead of providing traditional driving controls, Crazy Taxi: City Rush lets you switch between three lanes of traffic with a swipe…


Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork Review

Review Pixeljam By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork Review

There is a childlike joy to Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork, the new game from Pixeljam. Its pink, three-eyed alien hero is the kind of creation you would expect to pour from the mind of a talented preschooler. This is no doubt due to the influence of James Kochalka, the award winning comic artist behind the game’s art. Everything about the game oozes comic book charm - from the challenges set by the two power-suit wearing sisters, to the backchat between the hero and his Super…

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Endless wild west shmup Bounty Rush is out now on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Endless wild west shmup Bounty Rush is out now on the App Store

Considering the gun-focused nature of wild west-era fiction, it is odd that you don’t see more of it on the App Store. Developer Boaz de Jong has spotted this gap in the market and created Bounty Rush, a free-to-play endless-shmup set on the American frontier. Bounty Rush casts you as a bounty hunter chasing down wanted outlaws. To do this, you have to weave your little cowboy through four lanes of gun-toting combat, shooting the bad guys, avoiding obstacles, and trying not to riddle Native Americans with bullets. That last one may sound easy but, as the action speeds up, picking out bandits from innocent bystanders becomes incredibly difficult. With only three lives that are…


Dudeski Review

Review Static Oceans Corp. By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Dudeski Review

If someone were to suggest skiing down Dudeski’s murderous Lord Shred Mountain in real life, you would think they were crazy. Thankfully, Static Ocean's latest game makes getting to the bottom of this slalom of death more about fun than fear. Touching either side of the screen steers your skier left and right, letting you weave through the game’s red and blue slalom gates. The game’s pixel-art graphics do a lot to communicate the correct path through these gates, wit…

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Eye on the App Store: First Strike, Dudeski, Amber Halls, Glorkian Warrior (Twitch catch-up)

News By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
Eye on the App Store: First Strike, Dudeski, Amber Halls, Glorkian Warrior (Twitch catch-up)

If you weren't about for yesterday's Eye on the App Store broadcast on Twitch, then don't worry: we have you covered. Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, and Glorkian Warrior were all covered in this week's new release round-up. If you want to see them in action, you need only click that big play button below. However, if you want to watch us live as we stream all latest iOS games 24-hours before they appear in the App Store, make sure to head on over to our Twitch channel and hit that Follow button.…


Space-pirate strategy game PlunderNauts is currently looting the UK and Canadian App Stores

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Space-pirate strategy game PlunderNauts is currently looting the UK and Canadian App Stores

Backflip Studios brings pirates and space (space pirates?) together in its new free-to-play strategy game, PlunderNauts, which is out now on the UK and Canadian App Stores. The game has you guiding your pirate ship through the galaxy on a quest to discover Iron Beard’s lost treasure. Naturally, you'll be maintaining the pirate code by looting the star systems for booty, and battling enemy vessels along the way. Battles play out in real time. Like more traditional navel warfare sims, you must maneuver into the right position by dragging your ship around the battlefield, taking into account the range and trajectory of your craft's cannons. Different crew members offer a va…


Anomaly developer announces new survival game This War of Mine

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Anomaly developer announces new survival game This War of Mine

You might expect a war game from the developer of the Anomaly series to be a joyous affair, bursting with ecstatic explosions and gung-ho military bravado. However, This War of Mine, the upcoming game from 11 Bit Studios, is notably lacking in jingoism, casting you as a non-combatant desperately trying to survive the conflict that rages around you. You'll need to scavenge for resources, upgrade your shelter, and avoid snipers if you're going to make it out alive. Lead designer on the project, Michal Drowski, spoke about his team’s inspiration for the game: "We came across an article that described how one man survived in a besieged city. We learned about hi…


Rovio tries its hand at a fantasy RPG with Angry Birds Epic

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
Rovio tries its hand at a fantasy RPG with Angry Birds Epic

Remember that teaser trailer we posted last Friday? The one featuring the Red Bird leaping out of a suit of armour? Well, it turns out that the video was Rovio's way of telling us that the next Angry Birds game is going to have more in common with Morrowind than Crush the Castle. The game in question is called Angry Birds Epic, a free-to-play fantasy RPG. There will be wizards. There will be warriors. There will be magic. And there will probably be a tsunami of associated merchandise. Combat takes the form of turn-based battles, just like the kind your daddy played when he was a nipper. Naturally, you'll be fighting an enemy force of sword-wielding piggies, battering them with weapons c…


Block Legend Review

Review Alvin Phu By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Block Legend Review

Like most puzzle games, Block Legend is all about trying build a high score. The difference here is that rather than simply trying to match coloured blocks to get points, you're fighting a string of fantasy-themed, randomly-spawning opponents in a charming 8-bit world. Different coloured blocks have different effects in battle. Depending on the properties of the tiles, matching two or more touching squares gives you the power to attack or defend. This means you have to keep a car…

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Eye on the App Store: Surgeon Simulator, Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, and Glorkian Warrior streaming live at 5pm GMT / 9am PST

News By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
Eye on the App Store: Surgeon Simulator, Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, and Glorkian Warrior streaming live at 5pm GMT / 9am PST

Here's a neat idea: two friendly-looking British chaps download a slew of brand new iOS releases, then stream them all live on Twitch so that you can see what you should spend your hard-earned cash on this week. That' would be good, wouldn't it? Handily, that's exactly what we'll be doing today at 5pm GMT / 9am PST, over on our Twitch channel. Surgeon Simulator, Dudeski, First Strike, Amber Halls, Glorkian Warrior - they'll all be scrutinised live on air. You can even ask us questions while we're playing.  So join us in an hour to find out what you should be playing this week. Watch live video from AppSpy on www.twitch.tv…


Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Pixel-art skiing game Dudeski will be released at midnight tonight

During the Winter Olympics we reported on a retro skiing game called Dudeski. Now – just in time for the Winter Paralympics – publisher Static Oceans is about to release it onto the App Store. The pixel-art racer has you guiding your skier down Shred Lord Mountain. You'll need to weave your way through four increasingly difficult slalom courses, while avoid all manner of obstacles and dangers - including some grumpy looking Yetis. Though you're limited to four different mountain ranges - The Top, The Forest, Yeti Mountain, and the Totem Trials - each slope is randomly generated, meaning every run should be unique. Dudeski will come to other the EU and US App Stores at midnig…


Scalpel please: Surgeon Simulator out on iPad later tonight

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
Scalpel please: Surgeon Simulator out on iPad later tonight

Gory, patient-punishing PC game Surgeon Simulator will check into the App Store tonight. This iOS version of the cult hit aims to recreate the sadistic surgery which made the original game so notorious. You assume the role of Nigel, a doctor who appears to have limited control over his motor functions. It's up to you to perform a series of delicate surgeries on Bob, a patient who will soon be writing a strongly worded letter to his medical insurance provider - if he has any fingers left to write with, that is. As you'd expect, the Surgeon Simulator team has tweaked the controls for touchscreens, meaning you'll be using gestures, taps, and swipes to guide your scalpel and activate the de…