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Bloodstroke Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Bloodstroke Review

Doves, blood, and excessive violenge - director John Woo's fingerprints are all over Bloodstroke. But, while at first glance this new game from Chillingo seems to be relying on the famous director's name and a distinct visual style, it actually adds a lot of interesting twists of its own to the top-down shooter formula. Perhaps the most striking thing about Bloodstroke is its handsome watercolour visuals. This powerful art style uses strong black brush strokes on a white bac…

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Dungelot 2 | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
Dungelot 2 | Hands-On

The original Dungelot was a bit of a cult hit last year, and now the series is back with a new look and even more dungeons filled with casual rogue-like action. Having delved a little into the murky depths of the original game, I'm returning to the darkness to shine some light on this new outing. What's been changed? What's stayed the same? And what was Konami doing with the hearts in Castlevania? All will be revealed on my hands-on adventure, so click the play button on the video below to join me on my quest.…


Upcoming mobile game Hitman GO to bring Agent 47 to touchscreens

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Upcoming mobile game Hitman GO to bring Agent 47 to touchscreens

Taking the stealth and murder themes of IOI's Hitman and transplanting them successfully into a mobile game is, we imagine, a daunting task. However, that's precisely what Square Enix Montreal has just done, creating the entirely new turn-based strategy expereince Hitman GO. Resembling a board game, the turn-based phone and tablet title will see you moving Agent 47 along set paths on a grid. You will have to plot the course to his target, avoiding the attentions of unwanted eyes. Once you have made your move, the guards and other enemies will take their own turns, potentially blocking your path or blowing your cover. As this is Agent 47 we're talking about, you'll be able to utilise disgu…


Roguelike sequel Dungelot 2 is waiting to kill you forever on the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
Roguelike sequel Dungelot 2 is waiting to kill you forever on the App Store

We liked Dungelot quite a bit here at AppSpy. Red Winter Software's casual take on the merciless roguelike genre was a thrilling and compulsive tile-tapper, and served as a great introduction into the cruel world of permadeath. Which makes all the more excited to see Dungelot 2 arrive on the App Store. From what we can gather, the team hasn't attempted to reinvent the wheel so much as refine the existing formula. The RPG elements remain, meaning you can gather coins, learn new spell, and steal stat-boosting artifacts. The randomised nature of the dungeons hasn't changed, either. Every grid-based level is different, leaving you with no way to predict whether the next tile you tap hides t…


Help scientists in the fight against cancer with Play to Cure: Genes in Space

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Help scientists in the fight against cancer with Play to Cure: Genes in Space

It's not often that you get to play games and do something good, and even rarer that playing could actually improve human life. But that is exactly what Play to Cure: Genes in Space enables you to do. Developed by Cancer Research UK, the game actually has you analysing genetic data to aid scientists in their search for the causes of breast cancer. The game is broken in to two main sections. In the first stage you are shown a map of a section of space filled with a valuable space dust. You must plot a course through the densest areas to collect as much of this valuable resource as possible. In fact, this star map is actually genetic data. By highlighting these areas you are indicating to s…


Only One | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
Only One | Hands-On

If you've ever watched Highlander then you'll know that there can be only one - one person with all the power, and all the glory. That's what Only One is all about too, except it's not a cheesy film featuring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery. Instead, it's a pixel-art arena brawler for your iOS device. So, what do we make of this retro-tinged, blood-thirsty battler? Find out by clicking the play button on that video down there.…


Retro platformer Super Obstacle Boy leaps onto iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Retro platformer Super Obstacle Boy leaps onto iPhone and iPad

It doesn't matter if you were born in the '80s or the naughties, Super Obstacle Boy's pixel-art aesthetic will prove instantly familiar. This retro platformer's old-school ethos is not limited to its appearance, though. Instead of a nice, safe tutorial and a few levels of hand-holding, players will be treated to 128 punishing levels filled with spikes, pits, and a host of other blocky dangers. The goal is simple – don't die, reach the end of the stage, and eventually claim back Rescue Girl who has been captured by Dr. Negative. If you jump over to the App Store now you can grab Super Obstacle Boy for just £1.99 / $2.99. However, if you download it and can't get past the…


Angry Birds Stella: Rovio's new Angry Birds game puts women first

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
Angry Birds Stella: Rovio's new Angry Birds game puts women first

After teasing us with a some character silhouette's yesterday, Rovio has lifted the lid on its latest Angry Birds game. It's called Angry Birds Stella, and, if the promo blurb is anything to go by, this one's going out to the ladies. In fact, with all the talk of BFF's and "(fr)enemies" in the Finnish dev's announcment blog post, it sounds more like it's pushing an interactive episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic than another Angry Birds game. Describing Angry Birds Stella, the blog states: "There will be plenty of fun and adventure, but the bunch of passionate pals will also have to deal with some serious issues in order to protect their friendship and the environment they…


Eliss Infinity Review

Review Little Eyes LLC By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Eliss Infinity Review

Steph Thirion's Eliss Infinity is, put simply, a game about disc disposal. You're tasked with keeping a series of spawning circles out of each other's way, until you are able to drag them into black hole and remove them from the field of play. At first, this is as straightforward as it sounds. Each disk randomly fades into existence around the screen. It's up to you to move them into matching holes with whichever fingers you have spare. The stage is only complete when the requir…

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Touchgrind Skate 2 - The Docks | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
Touchgrind Skate 2 - The Docks | Hands-On

If you've absolutely wrung Touchgrind Skate 2 dry of content - finished all the competitions, beaten all of your friends in multiplayer, and completed every objective - but are still looking for something new, then I've got some very good news for you. Touchgrind Skate 2 has just been updated with a fresh skate park called The Docks. Being a bit of a deck head myself, I jumped at the chance to re-download the game and get stuck in with this brand new area. Take a look below then for a quick tour around The Docks and all the new tricking opportunities held there.…


In Fear I Trust Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
In Fear I Trust Review

In many ways, Black Wing Foundations' take on survival horror ticks all the right boxes. Spooky institutional setting: check. Freaky sanity and fear effects: check. But at some point during the process of freaking us out, In Fear I Trust shifts from unnerving to frustrating. Waking on a rickety bed in a Russian prison asylum, the hero of the tale has no memory of the events that lead him there. The door to his cell is locked, but everything he needs to escape is dotted around the room…

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The Bydo Empire invades the App Store again in R-Type II

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
The Bydo Empire invades the App Store again in R-Type II

It was 25 years ago that R-Type II first appeared in arcades. As they were when the first game exploded onto the scene, young gamers were wowed by the side-scrolling sequel's massive bosses, fast action, and punishing difficulty. Now, a mere quarter of a decade later, developer DotEmu has ported the sci-fi shooter to iPhone and iPad. The Irem classic is set two years after the original R-Type. This timeout, you take control of the R-9c - an upgraded version of the original game's R-9 – to once again battle the evil Bydo Empire. Along with the classic weapons from the first game, the R-9c brings with it a few upgrades to help in the fight. A new shotgun laser and search las…


Rovio announces next Angry Birds game with image of new characters

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 1 week ago
Rovio announces next Angry Birds game with image of new characters

Rovio has released a teaser image promoting a brand new Angry Birds game, complete with a collection of new characters. The image, which was posted on the official Angry Birds Twitter feed, shows the outline of six never-before-seen birds. The accompanying message reads: "Big adventure with new birds coming soon!" Until recently, Rovio had kept the physics-puzzler gameplay of the Angry Birds franchise true to its origins. Whether the action was set in a on a beach, in space, or in a galaxy far, far away, it always involved pinging birds at pigs with a simple gesture. Big adventure with new birds coming soon! #NewAngryBirds  pic.twitter.com/DWdZ7fBrXq — Angry Birds (@AngryBir…


Radiohead's first game Polyfauna merges music and mind-bending visuals

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Radiohead's first game Polyfauna merges music and mind-bending visuals

Radiohead has released its first game onto the App Store - an interactive musical experience called PolyFauna. Inspired by their The King of Limbs sessions, Radiohead has drawn on early computer life-experiments and creatures spawned from their subconscious mind to create the game's world. These images have then been realised by the digital designers at Universal Everything. Taking sounds from the song Bloom, this free app could most easily be compared to an interactive screensaver. As the games description states, the screen is a "window into an evolving world." In the context of the game, this means you can guide your floating avatar around the screen by tilting your device. You'll fi…


Final Fantasy VI | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 8 months, 1 week ago
Final Fantasy VI | Hands-On

Square Enix continues its great tradition of rifling through its extensive catalogue of older titles, and seeing how much it can get away with charging for them. Their latest re-release is an iOS port of Final Fantasy VI. Seen by many as the pinnacle of 16-bit JRPGs, and held by many to be the best entry in the oeuvre, this touchscreen port of the genre favourite has many gamers excited - and concerned. Is the game still a classic? Is it worth your time and money? What's happened to those Super Nintendo visuals? And can you still perform wrestling moves on locomotives? All these questions and more are answered in our hands-on video.…