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Puzzle Retreat Review

Review The Voxel Agents By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 2 months ago
Puzzle Retreat Review

If you consider pure puzzle titles to be a boring chore, you can probably stop right here; that's not the most flattering of openings, but I know there's more than a few of you who balk at the idea of a game not having at least some sort of action element to it. For those of you who remain, Puzzle Retreat is a brilliant zen-like puzzler that takes the 'sliding block' concept quite literally. Your goal on each level is simply to fill the empty spaces with ice and other objects later on…

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Training Zombies

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Training Zombies

See, it's train, as in the noun, but I'm using it as a verb. Eh, never mind. Coming out this Thursday on the 7th of February is Zombies & Trains. Yes I know what you're thinking, "Oh dear, yet another zombie game", but have a look at the trailer. I was pleasantly surprised. The gameplay looks like a lot of fun, allowing the tracks to be used as dealers of death, and the visual and audio feedback upon smooshing zombies is pretty engaging. Whether or not the game has longevity will most likely be up to the level design and the power-ups, but this does look like an entertaining  new way to dispatch the undead.…


Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 2 months ago
Another new developer diary for Real Racing 3

Firemonkeys has released a new developer diary for their upcoming racer, Real Racing 3, that sheds some light on the innovative new multiplayer modes that have been created for the game and giving us some more footage of the gorgeous looking game in motion. Asynchronous multiplayer is the order of the day, but it features a few new twists too, with the ghost cars you're racing against now more physical than ever. You can use them as makeshift brakes, clip their wheels, and generally drive like the person you're racing against didn't set their time a couple of days ago. There's still no concrete release date for the game, but it is expected sometime early this year. Until then, you'll just…


Undead Soccer Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Undead Soccer Review

Late last year, The Bowling Dead was released, a novel take on the over-saturated zombie genre that had you flinging bowling balls at zombies. To be honest, we didn't foresee that other sports might also lend themselves to killing the undead, so the release of Undead Soccer kind of caught us by surprise. You flick soccer balls at zombies before they can reach you and munch your face off. A simple, and somewhat engaging premise, but like so many games on the iOS platform these days, a h…

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Banana Kong Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Banana Kong Review

Most gamers are familiar with the subtle changing of the name Donkey Kong to avoid copyright infringement from aping (if you'll pardon the pun) the famous movie about the giant gorilla and the woman that loved him. Banana Kong has a similar smell about it, trying to attach itself to a more popular property. However, while Donkey Kong could at least excuse itself with an innovative and engaging play experience, Banana Kong is just another endless runner clone built around in-app purchas…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending 1st February, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 1st February, 2013)

Hey hey loyal readers! It's been a while since our last App Wrap Up (well a couple weeks). Appspy has been a little quieter than usual, what with the Australia day long weekend followed by cyclonic weather that severely hampered local internet. Driving through a flooded road was also a frightening and completely stupid experience that I engaged in during this madness. Well, with all that behind us, let's have a look at some interesting game trailers and see if there's anything that might cause you to take the plunge and give one of these games a try.   Cowbell Hero (Digital Hero Games, LLC) This is mainly here for novelty factor. As a rhythm game it doesn't look like it offers much…


Little Inferno iPad Review

Little Inferno iPad Review

Call me crazy, but I was saving myself for the iPad release of Tomorrow Corporation's 'Little Inferno', as such I can't provide much of a comparison to the console or PC versions. What I can say is that Little Inferno feels as though it was always destined for the iOS platform - it was conceptually _made_ for the IAP heavy, freemium dominant scene that is the App Store. In short, Little Inferno is champion the platform deserves, even if it doesn't need it specifically. The game starts…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 1 February 2013

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 1 February 2013

Two Wrap-Ups in a row? Can this possibly be? Yes! This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 1st of February, 2013! Year Walk - Simogo wants you to put your spooky riddle hat on Despite Simogo's usually upbeat candor, their upcoming title Year Walk defies the tone of previous releases thanks to its muted, darker presentation. What can we look forward to when it drops later in February? From all the hints it's likely the game will be an adventure of sorts, though that doesn't really sum things up properly as it is slated to feature a range of gameplay elements and mechanics that are hard to explain in a bite-sized presentation. The game is said to be packed with secrets - many of which peopl…


Rovio updates Angry Birds Star Wars

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 2 months ago
Rovio updates Angry Birds Star Wars

Finnish super-developer Rovio has released a new content update for its IP mashing physics puzzler Angry Birds Star Wars which adds 20 more levels to the force themed, avian flinging adventure. Set after the battle on the ice planet Hoth, the new level pack takes you through an asteroid field that's packed with dangers, including pig-ified versions of the skittering, bat-like mynocks, who have a tendency to nibble on the power cables of space ships. There are pig troopers to contend with as well, and plenty of gravity wells to sling the bird-versions of your childhood heroes around as you try and grab the high score and take down the evil empire. It's just like being in the movies. The…


Wave Trip Review

Review Lucky Frame By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 2 months ago
Wave Trip Review

If you hadn't noticed, Lucky Frame have a bit of a theme going on with their releases. Music - and in particular, player-generated music - is a driving force behind many of the titles they've released. Wave Trip extends the theme by pairing it with a unique take on the tried and true 'touch to fly' gameplay that was once so popular. I say once, but those who have played Jetpack Joyride should already be familiar with the basics of the game. Touch the screen to fly up, and let go to fl…

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Penny Arcade 4 skipping iOS and Android release

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 2 months ago
Penny Arcade 4 skipping iOS and Android release

If you were a fan of playing Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 on the go, then we've got some bad news for you. Unfortunately, due to poor sales, the 4th part of the story isn't going to be appearing on iOS or Android devices. Speaking on Twitter, Robert Boyd, one half of Zeboyd Games, the developers behind the series, revealed that "Our mobile games & ports haven't done so well so the new PA RPG will only be on PC & XBLIG. Apologies to fans of iOS/Mac/Android." Then followed it up by saying "We'd love to put our games on every platform available but we're a two-man operation and want to be able to keep making new games." It's a shame, because while the last…


Wide Sky Review

Review Marcus Eckert By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 2 months ago
Wide Sky Review

There are times when you want to love something so badly that you'll spend hours on end hoping to find the one thing you can grip on to so you can share it with everyone else, but in the case of Wide Sky by Marcus Eckert, I've come up empty. Despite featuring some of the most amazing graphical, and dare I say it, even audio design the platform has to offer, this tongue-in-cheek title feels as though the gameplay itself wasn't tested thoroughly enough, and what should be a casual joy be…

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TABLE TOP RACING Review

Review Playrise Edge Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 2 months ago
TABLE TOP RACING Review

When reviewing a title I often come across an internal dialogue in the form of a line of questioning that ends up sounding a little like this: "Where's all the depth? Shouldn't there be more stuff I can do?", "Does it matter? Are you having fun?", "Actually I am, but I'm afraid it won't last". For a game sporting as little as 8 stages and 10 vehicles, you'd think the fun would quickly run out, but Playrise Edge have nailed Table Top Racing's 'Kart' gameplay so perfectly that it's hard…

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Stratosphere - Competitive iPad Tower Defense

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago

It may be the multiplayer component, it may be the minimalist look of the game... chances are it's the great pun for their title that got me interested. Using the larger play area of the iPad, players try to keep their opponent's armies at bay. As a TD game, it doesn't look like it does much new, but the local multiplayer aspect more than makes it worth a view of the trailer. It releases this Thursday.…


Table Top Racing out this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Table Top Racing out this Thursday

Watching this trailer, I get flashbacks to my youth and possibly too much time spent with Micro Machines 2: Turbo by Codemasters. Table Top Racing seems to capture a similar feel, but imbues it with a lot of the tropes of more modern kart racers. Not too surprising seeing that the designer was apparently one of the co-creators of the original Wipeout. Have a look at the trailer for yourselves, and if you like what you see, Thursday is not too far away at all.…