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Dungelot 2 creator admits 'fail' after pulling the game from the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 10 months ago
Dungelot 2 creator admits 'fail' after pulling the game from the App Store

The developer behind Dungelot 2 has pulled the game from the App Store only two days after its release due to bugs and poor feedback from players. Speaking out on his Facebook page and Twitter account, Dungelot creator Dmitry Mitrofanov wrote: "I've removed Dungelot 2 from sale at the moment. We admit fail and will relaunch with new update." According to Pocket Tactics, Mitrofanov conceded that that game has "tons of bugs," and that "ratings were very bad" Indeed, at the time of its removal, Dungelot 2 had earned a less than dazzling two and a half star rating on the App Store. While many customers complained about the game's new and aggressive free-to-play monetisation system, others…


R-Type II | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 10 months, 1 week ago
R-Type II | Hands-On

Those pesky Bydo are back again, and it's up to you to defeat them once more in this iOS re-release of R-Type II. Being the sequel to classic side-scrolling shooter R-Type, you can of course expect lots of shooting, tons of grotesque enemies, and a smattering of powerful bonus weapons to tinker with. How kind has time been to this late eighties shooter? Find out as I take the R-9 Custom out for a spin around the galaxy.…


Massive sci-fi adventure Out There warping onto the App Store this month

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 1 week ago
Massive sci-fi adventure Out There warping onto the App Store this month

Ambitious space-based exploration sim Out There is due to warp onto the App Store later this month. The aim of this "dark and melancholic" adventure to build a ship capable of intergalactic travel, and then roam in the universe is search of resources, confrontations, and civilisations composed entirely of sentient, bipedal acorns. Probably not that last one. According the preview conducted by sister site Pocket Gamer, there's plenty to get excited about. There's a hefty plot, a ridiculously large expanse of space in which to boldly go, and the promise of diplomatic misunderstandings with alien species. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. If you like what you see, keep you…


Check out the nightmarish teaser for upcoming survival horror Knock-Knock

News By James Gilmour, 10 months, 1 week ago
Check out the nightmarish teaser for upcoming survival horror Knock-Knock

If, like me, you adore survival horror games, you've probably has your eye on Knock-Knock for some time. Well, prepare to have that eye filled with flickering lightbulbs, filthy walls, and other creepy imagery, courtesy of the game's brand new trailer. If you're unfamiliar with Knock-Knock, it follows the exploits of an insomniac wandering around his house being harrased by malevolent spirits. Partially funded via Kickstarter, the game popped up on our rader because of its fantastic art and animation. Some of the beasties look pretty unsettling, too. Plus, as it seems you only have a candle for protection, there's a chance we might actually feel under theat when trying to escape t…


Pyro Jump Review

Review Pinpin Team By Alex Beech, 10 months, 1 week ago
Pyro Jump Review

It's hard not to be instantly attracted to Pyro Jump's premise. The story of a small flame that has fallen in love with an origami princess is an unusual romantic tale, one that can only end in tragedy. But, while Pinpin Team's pinpoint-platformer is endearing, it struggles to live up to its promise. You control all of Pyro Jump's action with a single tap. Touching the screen launches the little flame into the air, propelling him outwards from his current position. Holding the screen…

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Bloodstroke Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Alex Beech, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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.…