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Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Drop that Candy sweetening the App Store tomorrow

Physics puzzlers are a dime a dozen, but every now and then, one intrigues even though it doesn't seem to be doing anything all that different. Drop That Candy is such a game. Have a watch of the trailer, and perhaps you'll see where I'm coming from. It might be the charm of the cute little creature down the bottom, it might be the combination of a match-3 mechanic in the world of physics puzzlers, and it might even be the gravity reversing contraption a ways into the video, but there's something there. Whether or not it makes for a game that can rise above the rest in its genre remains to be seen.…


Help Me Fly Review

Review Funtomic (2008) LTD By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Help Me Fly Review

Every now and then you play one of these iOS puzzle games where everything just fits into place. Funnily enough, Help Me Fly is a game about connecting puzzle pieces so that everything fits into place. The aim to use building blocks to help the grounded pilot of a toy plane to connect his aircraft to a battery so he can jump start his plane. Each level features a different selection of blocks arranged upon a grid. Using these pieces, you create a power link between pilot and battery,…

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Shadow Vamp Review

Review Gamesmold By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Shadow Vamp Review

When the trailer was released for Shadow Vamp, we at AppSpy were quite excited. The concept of rotating an island to cast shadows from buildings in order to help a vampire get back to his crypt was not only new and novel, but also looked like a lot of fun. Well now that we've gotten our hands on the game, we can tell you that while the core concept is still delightful, sadly its execution leaves something to be desired. To move your sun-shy vampire around you use the analogue stick o…

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Riddick: The Merc Files | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Riddick: The Merc Files | Hands-On

The Riddick movie franchise is notable in gaming circles. Not because the movies themselves are masterpieces - Pitch Black was passable B-movie fodder, while The Chronicles of Riddick was a puffed-up, overblown bore. No, the Riddick movies are interesting because they spawned that rarest of beasts: a video game tie-in which is better than its source material. Released on the Xbox in 2004, Escape from Butcher Bay, not only served as a prequel to the ill-fated flop that was The Chronicles of Riddick, but actually overshadowed its Hollywood counterpart in almost every regard. So it was with quiet hope that I picked up my iPad to play the Riddick: The Merc Files, the latest video ga…


Dead Effect Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Dead Effect Review

Out in the cold depths of space, the hibernation pods open on the ESS Meridian. Groggy and confused, you make your way out to find that the ship is under attack from a virus that has turned the crew in flesh eating monsters. Having brought the communication systems online, you receive guidance from an eccentric doctor as you explore the vessel, and try to find out what the hell has happened. We're not the only ones getting a System Shock 2 vibe here right? Dead Effect is a pretty sta…

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The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! It’s another Monday and it is of course time for another question. Many games on the App Store want you to play them, and ever since the inclusion of push notifications in 2009, they have been able to tell you that. Now for some games this might be a blessing, reminding you that you haven’t spent time with it, or indicating that something you may have been waiting on has been finished, but other times, it can be quite annoying (especially if you’re expecting a message and it’s just one of your games talking to you). I would like to expand on this conversation this week so my question to our readers (should we call you guys Appspites…


The Inner World trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Inner World trailer

Adventure games have certainly found themselves an accepting home on iOS, and when games are made with the amusing intrigue of The Inner World, it's hard not to take notice. Have a look at the trailer and see for yourselves. No release date has been announced, but we'll let you know when that changes.…


News Wrap-Up | 20th September 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
News Wrap-Up | 20th September 2013

Having only just gotten Asphalt 8: Airborne out the garage door, Gameloft is trying to get us back behind the wheel again with it upcoming winter release GT Racer 2. Subtitled "The real car experience" we naturally assumed the game will involve dropping the kids off at school, before getting lost on the Basingstoke ring road, and then accidentally running over a badger. Judging by the trailer, though, it looks like this'll be another sim racer in the mould of 2K Drive and Real Racing III. The finished game should feature 67 cars from 35 different manufacturers, though the footage focuses exclusively on Mercedez models. You'll also get real tracks, plus single-player and multiplayer mode…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! I’m not sure if this week’s question was either too easy to answer, or too difficult, but I’m definitely happy with the responses! We had a couple people excited for both Oceanhorn and Device 6, and a conversation broke about about the upcoming Modern Combat 5, and the series in general. Geosam brought up Runner2, and that being one of my favourite games of the year so far (when it was released on PC), I am certainly looking forward to that. However, I think that the game I might be looking forward to the most was one of the game trailers that came out the same day as the iPhone announcement last week. That game is Rayman Fiesta Run. Rayma…


Angry Birds Star Wars II Review

Review Rovio Entertainment Ltd By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Angry Birds Star Wars II Review

You like Star Wars, right? Well, you did before they did those three rubbish films. Maybe the new one will be good. I hear the Star Trek bloke's doing it. He knows about... stars... And Angry Birds! You like Angry Birds, right? With the flinging and the smashing and that pause before the level ends when you're waiting for everything to stop moving. Yes, you guessed it: The birds are back and the force is with them once again. Angry Birds Star Wars II delivers another instalment of b…

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GT Racing 2 announced

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
GT Racing 2 announced

Fans of racing games usually fall into two main categories, and then split off into many sub categories from there. These are the simulation racer, and the arcade race. In the realm of arcade racing Gameloft has done pretty well with its Asphalt series, but now they are returning to the simulation side of things with GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience (yes that is the game's name). Have a watch of the trailer. It's not really a trailer these days without a dubstep break is it? The game looks impressive visually, and is reported to feature sixty seven cars, and a collection of real world tracks in both single and multiplayer. We'll see how it stacks up against current contemporaries…


iOS7 increases its wireless download limit to 100mb

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
iOS7 increases its wireless download limit to 100mb

Sometimes it can be a real hassle to retrieve your iPhone cable to transfer a bunch of new games and apps. Apple has become aware of how many people like to download on the go over the years, increasing the limit of how much data can be transfered bit by bit (heh). For the last year the limit has been 50mb, and while this has been great, the games and apps available are always becoming larger, and more robust. This calls for additional download capacity. That must be why with their latest iOS update, Apple have increased the over-the-air download limit to 100mb. This will alleviate some of the pressure from those on the go who wish to engage in some new app grabbing. Of course at home, you…


Transport Tycoon hitting the App Store in October

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Transport Tycoon hitting the App Store in October

For those of you who fondly remember 1994's Transport Tycoon, you might be interested to hear that it has been designed for touch screens and is releasing on iOS on the third of October. From the mind of Chris Sawyer who started with this humble franchise before moving onto the Rollercoaster Tycoon games, this port has been made with much deliberation on how to transfer the rich simulation gameplay of the PC version onto the iOS. There's also a trailer! A word of caution: the tycoon games usually whittle the hours away. Approach at your own risk!…


Infinity Blade III Review

Infinity Blade III Review

So here we are again. Infinity Blade has returned for what may be its final episode of slashtastic god-battering action. The world is bigger, the weapons are more plentiful, and the RPG elements have been applied with a little more vigour. There's even a more traditional linear structure, which funnels your warriors through specific stages and locations in a set order. But, while the beast may have grown and visited an armoury, its beating heard remains unchanged. Infinity Blade III i…

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