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Muck Chuck in 'Chuck the Muck' - Coming May 9th

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Muck Chuck in 'Chuck the Muck' - Coming May 9th

From the dev team behind Critter Escape comes Chuck the Muck, a physics puzzle game arriving on iOS next week. It's funny that since everyone has been making endless runners, the physics puzzle popularity that Angry Birds ushered in has died down, but they're still being made, and especially when they look to create their own spin on things as you'll see in this trailer, are most welcome. And with a title like that, your interest has to at least just a little bit piqued.…


Is this the end for Peter Molyneux's Curiosity?

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Is this the end for Peter Molyneux's Curiosity?

After several months and millions of tapped cubelets, it looks like Peter Molyneux's enigmatic experimental app 'Curiosity - what's inside the cube' may be preparing to reveal its big secret. You see, the Curiosity dev has just posted a video stating that there are only 50 layers of tiles remaining on the cube's surface. Clear these layers, and the cube will finally give up its mysterious (and allegedly "life-changingly amazing") contents to the player who plants the final tap. There's been much speculation surrounding the right-angled monolith and its concealed prize. Some, like AppSpy's own Harry Slater, have been speculating exhaustively since day one. Now, the answer is almost within…


Steve Jackson's Sorcery! out at midnight tonight

News By James Gilmour, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! out at midnight tonight

Inkle's digital reworking of Steve Jackson's Sorcery!, the classic Fighting Fantasy saga from the '80s, is due to hit the App Store at midnight tonight. If you've never encountered Jackson's work before, he is known for producing several popular RPG gamebooks. These interactive adventures required you to make destiny-altering decisions on a page-by-page basis, asking you to turn to a different page to discover each outcome. For this updated version of the Sorcery! gamebook, developer Inkle has taken full advantage of the modern tech at hand. As a result, this first chapter - subtitled The Shamuntanti Hills - features never-before-seen 3D maps, plus all new sword-duelling and spell-casting…


Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

News By Harry Slater, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

If you like Star Wars and pinball, but you haven't bought Star Wars pinball from the App Store yet, then now's a pretty good time. That's because its price has been slashed to celebrate Star Wars day, which is May the 4th. Obviously. The game will now set you back just 99c, which is pretty cheap for a digital recreation of pinball covered in pictures of your favourite characters from the Star Wars films. Even if you don't like Star Wars, it's still a pretty good deal. You can also grab individual Star Wars themed tables as IAPs from Zen Pinball for just 99c. If it's Star Wars themed and somehow involves pinball you can bet it's probably cheap. You can grab the app for your iPhone or iPad…


Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops Review

The first Tiny Troopers is a game we missed reviewing when it was released last year. Well now that the sequel is out, we can amend that error. Many comparisons have been made of this series to the early nineties action series Cannon Fodder, and that comparison is quite apt indeed. You take control of a number of tiny troopers (as the name would suggest) who move, fire, and duck out of the way of enemy projectiles as a cohesive unit. You have primary and secondary objectives to achieve…


Madmonster Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Madmonster Review

Monsters have always had a place in the annals of gaming. Where so much of what we play is based on conflict and destruction, it can be a nice escape to enter the skin of a giant monstrosity whose only purpose is that of devastation. Rampage is well remembered for a reason. Madmonster takes the idea of causing mayhem upon a metropolis and military power, but moves it into easily digestible bite sized gaming chunks; snacks if you will. The question is of course, if it can hold the atten…


Eclipse out on the App Store

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Eclipse out on the App Store

Earlier in the year, I wrote up a news piece about Big Daddy Creations bringing the space sim board game Eclipse to iOS. Well for you hardcore board game junkies, it's been released on the iPad. Now the price tag is a bit hefty at almost eight dollars, but for how in depth the game looks, you'll definitely get your money's worth (and it's still a much cheaper alternative than buying the boxed copy). Have a look at the launch trailer, and follow the app store link below if you are so inclined. [App Store Link]…


Perfection calmly making its way to the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Perfection calmly making its way to the App Store

Sometimes you don't want to play an angry game about murdering people or aliens, sometimes you just want to cut up shapes until they look like other shapes. And that's precisely what Perfection allows you to do. From the developer of Sling It!, the game is a pleasingly simple experience that sees you drawing lines through different irregular shapes to make another irregular shapes. It boasts that it has infinite variations of puzzles too, which is quite a lot of puzzles. With lots of soothing, endlessly forgiving gameplay to engage with, and a system that means you never have to go back to a puzzle once you've completed it, there's plenty here for the casual gamer to get their teeth into,…


Frozen Synapse headed to iPad

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Frozen Synapse headed to iPad

Frozen Synapse is one of the more innovative turn based strategy titles to come along in recent years. It's a good example of the player dictating their own level of involvement. You have a collection of units that you can assign a string of iterative orders to, and you can test out how these orders will play before confirming. Even more down the rabbit hole, you can assign the visable enemy units orders based on how you think they might react to your movements, or what your foe might be doing on their turn. The level of involvement is insane, is wrapped up in a really cool aesthetic. It will be available on iPad on May 16th. It will be interesting to see if the game loses anything in its t…


Ninja Striker - Striking Ninja Action?

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Ninja Striker - Striking Ninja Action?

It's a pixel platformer with ninjas on the iPhone. Most would be saying to themselves, "Ho hum, like we haven't seen that a thousand times before". I dunno, have a look at the trailer. The numbers that pop out of enemies are kind of amusing, and if the travelling around is as fluid as it looks, this could be a fun time. The game is due out on May 2nd.…


Star Command finally arriving on iOS

News By Harry Slater, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Star Command finally arriving on iOS

It's been a long and bumpy road for Star Command, but after two Kickstarter campaigns, $200,000 of crowd funded cash, and a year of slipping release dates, the game is finally set to hit the App Store on the May 2nd. The game puts you in control of your own space ship, letting you build it as you see fit, and populating it with a diverse cast of characters. Once you're jetting about the galaxy you'll encouner diverse alien races and get in laser battles with them, The game's going to hit the App Store for $1.99 and it'll be a universal app, which is quite fitting for a game that's about exploring the cosmos. We've embedded a trailer below for your viewing pleasure, but bear in mind it did…


LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes Review

Review Warner Bros. By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes Review

Let this review begin by saying this is a near perfect port of Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes that was released last year on every other platform imaginable. That it finally came to iOS is no real surprise. If you enjoy the Lego games and haven't given this one a go, then you probably don't need to bother with the rest of this review. Everyone else, let's continue on. The first Lego Batman was a favourite of the series, but mainly focused on the caped crusader and his rogues gallery of…


The House of the Dead: Overkill™­- The Lost Reels Review

Review SEGA By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
The House of the Dead: Overkill™­- The Lost Reels Review

The House of the Dead Overkill was released on the Wii in 2009. The 5th entry in the infamous rail shooter arcade mainstay franchise, this console exclusive diverged from its source material, creating a grindhouse aesthetic with ridiculous over the top characters, plot twists, and more swearing that even Grand Theft Auto is used to. Now in 2013 we have The Lost Reels for the iOS platform, where you take control of either Agent G or Isaac Washington as you blast through deleted scenes,…

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For those who like Skipping Stones

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
For those who like Skipping Stones

Skim it! releases on the 2nd of May. It's the same type of game as Paper Toss or Bottle Cap Blitz in that you're using a simple action to gain a high score. As one who never quite got the hang of skipping stones as a child, it intrigues me alone on that factor. Have a look at the trailer.…