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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour receives Meltdown Update

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour receives Meltdown Update

The latest episode in Gameloft's premiere FPS franchise Modern Combat has just received its biggest update yet - and we have the video to prove it. Entitled the 'Meltdown Update', this downloadable expansion to Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour adds new maps, weapons, and multiplayer modes.  First off, you can now explore the Fracture, Extraction, and Backfire maps. These will see fighting for your life on the streets of Barcelona, and blasting your way accross the ice of Antarctica. As for fresh firepower, you'll gain acess to a Special Forces sniper rifle. Oh, and a grenade launcher pistol. That's right: you get a pistol which launches grenades.  Merry Christmas. You can also also…


Pinball Rocks HD iPad Review

Review Sony Music Entertainment By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Pinball Rocks HD iPad Review

Pinball Rocks HD is an odd franchise. On the surface, it's a free-to-play pinball title, featuring a selection of purchasable rock 'n roll-themed tables. However, browse through the song selection menu, and you discover the trappings of a music game, one which is keen for you to shell out cash for extra tunes. In actual fact, the expandable soundtrack is just that: a soundtrack. The only way music impacts gameplay is thematically. While the basic free-to-play table is dressed in gener…

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Watch Dogs Live

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Watch Dogs Live

Watch Dogs is one of the more anticipated games that will be released this holiday season, and as we head into the next console generation, mobile games are going to play a larger part in these releases. Watch Dogs Live is an app that is kind of like Foursquare or Geo Caching, but your involvement is rewarded not only with experience inside the game, but the ability to win prizes as well (including a car). You visit locations in your city, and the longer you control them, the more exp you gain, and the greater your chances to win are. The app is being soft launched in Canada but should make its way worldwide very soon.…


Where's my Mickey?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Where's my Mickey?

We've had Where's My Water?, and Where's my Perry?, and while both games got a lot of love here on Appspy, one wonders if another franchise based sequel is going to the well one too many times (I mean the well has to run out of water sooner or later). The game is full of new additions to the gameplay however, as well as some unlockable short cartoons featuring the famous icon. Have a look at the trailer. The trailer says "Out now" but it is not yet available on the App Store. If you're interested, check back later in the week.…


Omicron HD iPad Review

Review Canupa By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Omicron HD iPad Review

The colour-tapping casual puzzler Omicron has been on the App Store for a couple of years now. However, clearly bored by the flat visuals and limited modes of the original, the devs have decided to completely overhaul and re-launch the game via a recent update. The core gameplay remains the same as always. You are presented with a colour at the beginning of every round. It's your job to tap every matching tile that appears, with the intention of clearing the screen. Successfuls taps a…

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Way of the Dogg Review

Review 505 Games (US), Inc. By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Way of the Dogg Review

It may surprise you to hear this, but Way of the Dogg, a blacksploitation, time manipulating rhythm fighter starring rasta rapper Snoop Lion, isn't zany enough. You'd think a game that casts Snoop as a kung fu guru who possesses the secrets of time travel would be chock full of psychedelic visuals, crazy characters, and inventive special moves. Instead we have a perfectly competent rhythm game, one which arguably works better on iOS than it does on consoles, but which fails to take f…

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown out on Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
XCOM: Enemy Unknown out on Thursday

Strategic UFO shooter XCOM: Enemy Unknown is due to appear on the App Store this Thursday. This release will be an almost identical port of the acclaimed console and PC title of the same name.  If you've never stumbled across the console version, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based strategy game which places you in command of a military response unit. You job is to monitor,  manage and repel UFO incursions. Here's what you need to know: Firstly, it'll be available on iPhone and iPad.  Secondly, as it's a port of a recent console release, you're going to be dealing with a pretty hefty file size. We're talking gigabytes rather than megabytes here, meaning you might have to m…


TITAN Escape the Tower Review

Review Microids By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
TITAN Escape the Tower Review

The original Titan on the Amiga was fairly innovative when it was released back in 1989. It took the brick-breaker genre's paddle and ball, and set them inside labyrinths which allowed the paddle much greater movement. This resulted in a new approach to the standard brick-breaking gameplay. Titan: Escape the Tower is both remake and homage. The question is, of course, whether this innovation is enough to create a great game - especially twenty four years later. When watching videos…

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Man of Steel Review

Review Warner Bros. By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Man of Steel Review

Having made decent cameos in both Injustice: Gods Among Us and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Krypton's favourite son has been in training for a brawler of his very own. It's a shame, then, that Man of Steel falls short of greatness. Instead of soaring into the clouds, this gesture-based brawler is weighed down by humdrum combat, and a disappointing lack of variety. As with Infinity Blade, fights are one-on-one bouts of gesture-powered pugilism. To let those fists of justice fly, yo…

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Gloomy Hollow

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Gloomy Hollow

Chillingo has been busy on the announcements lately. Gloomy Hollow looks to a mobile take on the Action RPG genre popularized by the Diablo series (although the art style of this game marks a closer comparison to the Torchlight games). Have a look at the trailer! The classes look interesting, and as long as the controls are solid, and the content is there, Chillingo should have a winner on their hands. The release schedule is apparently "soon".…


Fightback

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Fightback

I'm unsure what to think about this teaser trailer for the upcoming iOS game by Ninja Theory and Chillingo. On the one hand, the premise, and small glimpses of gameplay look very generic in terms of violence and mechanics. One the other hand, the trailer seems to have a tongue in cheek attitude to it, and if the fighting feels right, it could be a lot of fun. Have a look for yourselves and tell us what you think. The game has a planned release for sometime this year. We'll let you know more when we do.…


League of Evil 3 landing on the App Store June 27th

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
League of Evil 3 landing on the App Store June 27th

If there's one thing Ravenous Games knows, its 2D platformers. From the League of Evil series to Infestor and Random Heroes, the Canadian studio is a beacon to other iOS developers looking for examples of pixel-perfect touchscreen control systems. Which brings me to today's good news: League of Evil 3 is due to come leaping onto the App Store on June 27th. As before, you'll be guiding a partially mechanised super soldier through a series of hazardous envirnoments. Your mission: clobber the villainous scientists who have made you the (awesome) monster you are.  Judging by the screenshots, it looks like the dev is sticking fairly closely to the established formula of jumping, dodging,…


Color Zen Review

Review Large Animal Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Color Zen Review

Sometimes it's amazing how far you can push a premise. Take Color Zen, for example. You are presented with a series of coloured shapes. By moving shapes of the same colour together, you can dye the background the same hue,. This also eliminates the shapes from the field of play. The goal is to eventually reach the colour on the edges of the stage, leaving nothing but a single shade. A simple premise. Some would say, “too simple”, but through some very competent design, flui…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 14 June 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 14 June 2013

Now that the E3 conference has wound down, we think it's time to take a deep breath and take stock of all the new iOS gaming info that's emerged during the show. With that in mind, here is your AppSpy News Wrap-Up. The Walking Dead - 400 Days When the curtain fell on episode five of Telltale's interactive zombie drama The Walking Dead: The Game, many of us felt that we had experienced something rare and special. Telltale's coders were borne high on the shoulders of the gamers everywhere, and subsequently promised us another season's worth of harrowing survival gameplay and heartbreaking decisions. What the team didn't tell us was that they were secretly working on an additional DLC epis…


Deus Ex: The Fall E3 Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Deus Ex: The Fall E3 Trailer

The announcement of this iOS exclusive sequel to the hit game Deus Ex: Human Revolution was of course shown in more detail at E3 this week. We would like to share the trailer with you all. It looks to have many of the same systems in place that its predecessor contained. As it is a touch screen game, the big question is of course how does it control? We should find out soon as it's slated for release over the next couple of months.…