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Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

Review Bossa Studios Ltd By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Deep Dungeons of Doom Review

Who'd have thought that one of the most sophisiticated pieces of handheld technology available today would play host to so many pixel-art games? MiniBoss's retro action-RPG Deep Dungeons of Doom is merely the latest in a long and block procession of games seeking to ape the 8-bit aesthetic of yesteryear. However, while we admit to having a soft spot for retro titles, a game cannot pass muster on nostalgia factor alone. Luckily for Deep Dungeons of Doom, it succeeds in providing a super…

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First trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
First trailer for Asphalt 8: Airborne

Gameloft has just posted the first trailer for upcoming racing sequel Asphalt 8: Airborne. While the series's trademark good looks are still intact, it's Asphalt 8: Airborne's array of stunt opportunities which have gained our attention. You see, thanks to a new physics engine, you'll be able to launch your supercharged racer off the tarmac and into the air, where you can perform gnarly spins and flips.  These hair-raising stunts can be performed over the game's eight new maps, which will take you "from the Nevada desert to the city streets of London". You can also look forward to a variety of different weather conditions, all of which will affect the handling of your vehicle. Socia…


Trials Frontier

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Trials Frontier

The Trials series has never made its way to iOS, but through games like Bike Baron and Joe Danger, we have been able to experience the physics based motorbike racing that Trials HD and Trials Evolution have made famous. While Redlynx's trailer at E3 reveals a new next-gen Trials game, the second half of the trailer is dedicated to a mobile offering titled Trials Frontier. Have a watch of the trailer! The two games are supposedly linked in terms of unlocking content, but it's great to finally see Trials on iOS. Steady yourselves though. It looks like the game won't be out till next year. We'll keep you posted.…


Moebius Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Moebius Trailer

Jane Jensen, the creator of the Gabriel Knight trilogy and Gray Matter has been working on a new adventure game with her studio Pinkerton Road. The game was funded on Kickstarter, it is called Moebius, and a trailer has been released. Here it is! The game looks a little rough around the edges, but an element of intrigue is there. Jensen's strength has always been story and character, and no doubt this new tale will live up to her reputation. No word on a relase date as of yet, but a playable demo for the PC version should be out at the end of the month. The game is also coming to the iPad (hence why we're covering it).[Moebius website]…


Bridgy Jones™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Bridgy Jones™ Review

The following is a public service announcement: Those with no grasp of physics or basic engineering (like Dave who, wrote this review) will probably not get the most out of a game like Bridgy Jones. Of course, this isn't to say that it's not a good game. It just that here, as with other construction-based physics games like World of Goo, your enjoyment hinges on how effective you are at throwing up load-bearing scaffolds. In this case, you're throwing up improvised structures to get y…

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Scurvy Scallywags Review

Review Beep Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Scurvy Scallywags Review

Ron Gilbert really likes pirates. I mean you would probably expect something of the sort from the man who created the Monkey Island series, but after games like Deathspank and The Cave, it's interesting to see him return to the subject - and in a match-3 game, no less. This puzzler tells the story of a buckaneer who has set off on a grand adventure not on the high seas, but on the stage. That's right: this tale of pirates, swashbuckling, treasure, and sea shanties is for the amusement…

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iOS 7 unveiled

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
iOS 7 unveiled

It's a busy week. Not only is E3 on, where gamers get to see the future of the industry (especially this year as we're on the cusp of the new console generation), but the WWDC is on as well. And, at Apple' keynote speech, iOS 7 was unveiled. Now, we usually don't cover Apple news here because we're all about the games, but a new design for both the way the iPhone and iPad functions (as well as the App Store) is worth our attention. Below is the unveiling video. If you want to skip the marketing talk and just find out about the new features, the real info starts about four minutes in. Personally, I don't see the new iOS changing the way I use my device for good or ill, but time will tell o…


Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD iPad Review

Review Ironhide Game Studio By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD iPad Review

Sequels can be tricky. You have to give the fans more of what they loved the first time out, while adding enough new elements to warrant a second visit. It's doubly difficult when you're following an acclaimed title like tower defence titan Kingdom Rush. Luckily for us, developer Ironhide has kept its cool and delivered another top tier instalment to artillery-oriented action. The team hasn't deviated far from the original template, but considering the quality of the original, that's n…

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See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
See the debut trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game

The movie fans among you might be familiar with upcoming mechs-vs-monsters flick Pacific Rim. Helmed by Pans Labyrinth and Hellboy mastermind Guillermo del Toro, the film promises to marry the old fashioned sensibilities of the Godzilla movies with the mech-heavy iron fisticuffs of Gundam. Of course, nowadays you can't have a blockbuster film without the obligatory tie-in mobile game. And, sure enough, Reliance Games has just posted the trailer for Pacific Rim: The Mobile Game. It's only a teaser, and we're not sure how much of it (if any) is actual in-game footage. However, if we had to guess, we'd say that this is probably going to be a gesture controlled brawler in the vein of Batm…


World War Z Review

World War Z Review

World War Z is a conflicted game. On the one hand, its developer has tried to revamp the first-person shooter genre by creating a new control system tailor-made for touchscreen devices. But, while the controls may be progressive, the gameplay all too frequently lapses into uninspired - and frankly quite tedious - shoot and collect missions. It's not all bad news, though. In fact, World War Z's drab, grey surface betrays stabs or real colour and excitement. The game is probably at is s…

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Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Chronoblade Announcement Trailer

Watching the trailer for this upcoming game, thoughts of an action RPG meeting a side scrolling beat em up come to mind. At least part of this thought process is justified seeing that one of the creators of Chronoblade is Stieg Hedlund, one of the main designers behind Diablo II. He has teamed up with Dave Jones, one of the creators behind the original Grand Theft Auto, and Tony Harman, former president of Realtime Worlds. What they've come up with looks like a lot of fun. See for yourselves. This free to play release is about to go into beta, so we should have a release date sooner than later. We will let you know.…


Combo Crew Tips

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Combo Crew Tips

How many of our readers are playing Combo Crew? How many were confused by some of the mechanics? Well you know how other sites write those articles expousing hints and tips for released games? We thought it might be best if the developers fulfilled that role themselves. Follow the link, and Game Bakers creative director Emeric Thoa will give you some insight on how to rack up those huge combos. The article can be found here. Our review of Combo Crew can be found here.…


The Sequel to Bucketz

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Sequel to Bucketz

Bucketz Ride releases this Thursday. The original Bucketz was a balancing game with the main draw of featuring animated characters with distinct personalities having humourous conversations. What can we expect from the sequel? Well bigger and better is usually the mantra in these cases. Take a look for yourself. If you were a fan of the original, you'll most likely be on board for this. If you missed out, have a look at our review.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 7 June 2013

With E3 looming on the horizon, this week has been a veritable smorgasbord of trailers and teasers. To save you tiring out your clicking finger, we've compiled the most interesting ones in this week's AppSpy News Wrap-Up. Enjoy.   Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming to iOS on July 18th It’s been a long time coming, but the Plants vs. Zombies sequel is nearly upon us. It’s called Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, and will shuffle onto our lawns on July 18th. Much like the most recent Cut the Rope sequel, this fertile follow up will propel the player between different periods of history. The developer has also announced that PvsZ 2 will be a freemium title. Shifting the franc…


Man of Steel Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Man of Steel Trailer

It's blockbuster season in the US. Every summer the film industry unleashes its ultimate popcorn movies, and of course that means videogame tie-ins - especially when it comes to superhero movies. Man of Steel has a trailer now, and it looks like the majority of this game will be spent pummeling badguys as Superman. Seeing Superman's dubious videogame history, we here at AppSpy are skeptical, but we hope for the best. Have a watch. The game is released on June 14th.…