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Shadowmatic is looking fantastic (a rhyme!)

News By Dave Flodine, 12 months ago
Shadowmatic is looking fantastic (a rhyme!)

One of my favourite games on the iPhone is Blueprint 3D. There's something I find endlessly enjoyable about rotating seemingly abstract shapes until they create something. The upcoming Shadowmatic by Triada Studios looks to take that idea and extend it to fully three dimensional objects casting shadows on the wall. The result, while a little mind-bending looks like an absolute winner. Shadowmatic doesn't have a release date announced yet except for early 2014, so be sure to keep on the lookout. I know I will be!…


Kick the Ball! involves flick controlled destruction

News By Dave Flodine, 12 months ago
Kick the Ball! involves flick controlled destruction

When watching the trailer for Kick the Ball!, I got a bit of a Boom Blox vibe, and if you played that game, you should know how enjoyable physics based destruction can be. Well remove the explosions and use a soccer ball, and that's this game in a nutshell... and it looks like it just might be a fun ol' time. Kick the Ball! is $2.99 (AU) in the App Store right now, right at this moment! If you like what you saw, why not give it a try?  [App Store Link]…


Blockswipe just looks like fast paced fun

News By Dave Flodine, 12 months ago
Blockswipe just looks like fast paced fun

The 'swipe the block to the goal' puzzle game isn't anything new, not by a longshot. However, I think once you watch this trailer of Blockswipe, you will be won over by its fast pace, simple visual design, and the music that accompanies all your swiping. Have a look now! Blockswipe looks to include plenty of content with its 150 levels, and is available now in the App Store for $0.99! Go forth and swipe those blocks today! [App Store Link]…


Ridge Racer Slipstream Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 12 months ago
Ridge Racer Slipstream Hands-On

Though developer Namco Bandai decided not to release its customary Ridge Racer title to accompany the launch of the PlayStation 4, that doesn't mean the team has been dozing off behind the wheel. You see, Ridge Racer Slipstream, a premium mobile instalment of the drift-based racing series, has just appeared on the App Store. Despite the fact it's only been out for around 24 hours, there have already been negative rumblings about the game's potentially restrictive in-app purchase system.  You'll have to wait for the AppSpy review to get our considered take on Ridge Race Slipstream's driving and IAP shenanigans. However, if you want to see what the game looking like in motion, you ca…


Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 Review

Review Telltale Inc By James Gilmour, 12 months ago
Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 Review

The first episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2 pulls no punches. If you hoped there would be any light at the end of season one's dark and mouldering tunnel, then this short, sharp establishing act will brutally bash those hopes to death with a bloody rock. After former protagonist Lee's unfortunate exit from the series, his once ward Clementine has become something of a lone wolf. In this new episode, you control Clementine directly, helping her face everything from imminent starvat…

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Colossatron: Massive World Threat Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
Colossatron: Massive World Threat Hands-On

Colossatron: Massive World Threat, Halfbrick's monstrous take on the match-three genre, will go live on the App Store at midnight tonight. Match-three games are big business nowadays, with the like of Candy Crush Saga reaping millions of dollars on a monthly basis. However, Australian developer Halfbrick has approached the genre from a drastically different - and rather ingenious - angle. You have to monitor the progress of a giant snake-like robot which comes crashing down to earth with the intention of destroying everything in its path. Your specific job is to bolt coloured modules onto the body of the snake as and when they appear. Snap on three matching modules in a row, and your su…


Cut the Rope 2 Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
Cut the Rope 2 Hands-On

Candy-catching sequel Cut the Rope 2 has just appeared on the New Zealand App Store. It'll be heading to the UK and US at midnight tonight, and will cost 69p / 99c. This time around, developer Zeptolab has freed loveable green monster Om Nom from his boxy prison. Turns out he's been abducted by spiders, and must munch his way through a variety of outdoor environments in order to get home. Beyond the visual changes, Cut the Rope 2 features a couple of new gamplay mechanics, and some extra characters. To help Om Nom on his quest, you'll need to take control of 5 Nommines, each of whom have a special ability.  For example, in the hands-on video above, you'll see me interact with a Nom…


Ghost no more: real-time multiplayer comes to Real Racing 3

News By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
Ghost no more: real-time multiplayer comes to Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 has expanded the scope of its multiplayer mode, with a new update now letting you compete wirelessly with other racers in real-time. When Real Racing 3 first appeared on the App Store earlier this year, EA and developer Firemonkeys made a point of promoting the game's Time Shifted Multiplayer feature.  This neat innovation let you compete against the ghosts of other players in your Game Center list, even when those players were offline. However, due to popular demand, the Real Racing 3 team has decided to update its popular free-to-play racer with a good old-fashioned mutliplayer mode, allowing you to go head-to-head against your friends in real-time.  Accompany…


The Walking Dead: Season Two is now available for iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
The Walking Dead: Season Two is now available for iPhone and iPad

Grab your hankies and prepare to have your heart broken all over again: The Walking Dead: Season 2 has just gone live on the App Store. The first episode in this continuation of the multi award-winning interactive drama reunites us with plucky young survivor Clementine as she tries to find her way through a world ravaged by zombies. If you've played through the first season of The Walking Dead on iOS, then the decisions you made will carry over into the new narrative, directly affecting the way in which this season's story unfolds. Expect a review of the first episode very soon. If you just can't wait to find out what has happened to Clementine, then you can download Episode 1 of The Walk…


Nintendo looking to experiment with smartphones and tablets

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Nintendo looking to experiment with smartphones and tablets

If there's one prevailing line of discussion related to gaming I've heard more than any other this year, it's that Nintendo should change its status from a console manufacturer to a third party publisher. Basically, people think they should stop making consoles and handhelds, and put their games on other systems, and especially smartphones and tablets. "Think of how Pokemon would sell on the iPhone" the advocates of such change insist. However, while it seems like a good idea of the surface, one has to wonder about the financial validity of selling a game for a few dollars on iOS that you've been selling in the millions this year on 3DS handheld at a much higher retail price. Nintendo is…


Apple unveils its Games of the Year for 2013

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Apple unveils its Games of the Year for 2013

It's that time of the year when everyone is compiling their best of the year lists, and Apple have just dropped theirs on the App Store. I think you will find the results surprising. In the category of iPhone games, the winner is Ridiculous Fishing, a game that recieved a high amount of critical praise, and a pretty glowing review from us earlier in the year. Congrats to Vlambeer and his tale of redemption! Runners up in this category were Simogo's Device 6, and Epoch 2 from Uppercut Games. I'm quite surprised to see Device 6 take the runner-up spot over Year Walk, as it seemed to be talked about a lot more, but there you go. And while we weren't as excited about Epoch 2 as others might ha…


Gling requires some circular logic to understand

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Gling requires some circular logic to understand

...cause you're drawing circles to get the glow worm to the flower. Comedy! Anyways, check out this brief gameplay trailer for Gling. It's got a unique gameplay mechanic that has the potential to get downright devious in later levels. The game is available now, and is free. [App Store Link]…


Dead Trigger 2's Christmas update adds new missions, nearly doubles the size of the game

News By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
Dead Trigger 2's Christmas update adds new missions, nearly doubles the size of the game

It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that I was telling you about the latest Dead Trigger 2 update. Though, admittedly, that's probably because it was only a couple of weeks ago. However, Madfinger has decided that 50 new missions isn't going to be enough to see you through the apocalyptic hell that is Christmas dinner with your family. To remedy this, the dev has decided you give you an extra 150 missions via a brand new festive update. The free expansion, which apparently doubles the size of the game, features new environments located in China. We doubt you'll have much time to admire the splendours of the orient, though, as you'll be too busy blasting through the extended story m…


Clementine returns to iOS this week in The Walking Dead: Season Two

News By James Gilmour, 1 year ago
Clementine returns to iOS this week in The Walking Dead: Season Two

Telltale is poised to release the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two on iOS this week. With reviews of the console and Steam versions of the interactive zombie drama's second coming appearing all over the internet, we were naturally a little curious as to when it would shamble onto the App Store. Handily, Telltale answered our question via Twitter, revealing that iPhone and iPad owners will be able to continue Clementine's tale before the week is over. The Walking Dead: Season Two picks up a few months after the first series - and the expansion episode 400 Days - left off, with Clementine still trying to stay alive in a zombie-infested world.  If you've already played t…