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Duke Nukem II - Interview with Interceptor Entertainment

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Duke Nukem II - Interview with Interceptor Entertainment

Before leaving, Andrew had conducted an interview with Interceptor Entertainment over their recent release of Duke Nukem II on the App Store (our review can be found here). What follows are a few short answers to questions about porting the PC classic, and the future projects of the dev team. Enjoy!   Q1: What appealed about Duke Nukem II so much that you just had to bring it to the iOS platform? A: Duke Nukem II was a great game for its time, and a lot of us grew up with the classic DOS platformers. We felt that the iOS market and mobile market in general had to be re-introduced to these classic dos games that helped shape the game industry as it is today, and Duke nu…


Trailer for Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 3 months ago
Trailer for Dracula 4: The Shadow of the Dragon

Fans of cheesy adventure games on their iOS devices will be happy to hear that a teaser trailer has dropped for Dracula 4, the latest installment in the Dracula series by Microids. We reviewed the first game a long long time ago (back when I was still creating the video content), and I imagine that the pros and cons of that game are mostly relevant for this newest release. One thing is certain... we travel to Budapest! The game is set to come out sometime during the summer this year (that's summer for the northern hemisphere, so within the next couple of months)!…


App Wrap Up (Week ending 3rd May, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week ending 3rd May, 2013)

Hey hey readers, and welcome to the App Wrap Up! You may have noticed that our video content is ramping up again with James lending his formidable skills to the task of our video reviews. If you haven't, stop by our YouTube channel and cheer him on! As always though, we have a collection of iOS games you may have missed or not known about that look like they have something interesting to offer based on their trailers. Let's have a look at what I have for you this week!   Alien Kerfuffle (Kerplect) Now the gameplay doesn't kick in till 1:30 on this trailer, but that first minute and a half had me slightly bemused by these claymation monstrosities (yes it's 3D, but they have that loo…


Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles now on the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles now on the App Store

Like a green lightsaber unexpectedly flaring to life, Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles has just appeared on the App Store. It seems the folks at Lego (or, more specifically, developer 4T2 Multimedia) wanted to surprise us with their latest entry in the long-running Lego franchise. And, as Yoda might say, very surprised, we were. At its core, this is a Lego game through and through. This means extensive platforming sections, puzzles, and a healthy dose of combat. Naturally, you can play as everyone's favourite green Jedi Master, calling on his force powers and lightsaber skills when required. Alternatively, if you've been bewitched by the power of the Dark Side, then you can assume the…


Dark Avenger Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Dark Avenger Review

In the last few years, the ARPG has exploded in popularity. For most of the 2000s, gamers were either playing Diablo II or one of the few games made to emulate it. This explosion in popularity even has the progenitor Diablo finding itself ill equipped to make a huge splash in the new market. It's of no surprise then that plenty of developers have tried to bring this style of game to IOS. These entires have met with various levels of success, and now Gamevil is throwing their hat into t…

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Sorcery! Review

Review inkle By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Sorcery! Review

Gamebooks have been on the App Store before. We've reviewed Gamebooks here at Appspy before. The problem with them has always had nothing to do with their digital representation (actually, the change to digital has made the experience more pleasant in a lot of ways), but more in that they are more book than game, and the game part is frankly underwhelming, leading to a lot of dead ends, and reliance on luck to get you through the fights. Well with the release of Sorcery!, Steve Jackson…

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Impossible Road? I'll Take that Challenge!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Impossible Road? I'll Take that Challenge!

Coming May 9th is Impossible Road. How long can you last on this path of bends, curves, and bumps, designed to throw you off? These kinds of minimalist arcade games are a favourite of mine (for example, Boost 3D), so as long as the controls are tight, I anticipate the release. Have a look at the trailer in the meantime!…


Mosaique Ingrains itself into the App Store Next Week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Mosaique Ingrains itself into the App Store Next Week

I used the word 'ingrains' because Mosaique is a game about sand. Get it? These low key puzzle experiences keep popping up on the App Store, and seeing they encourage brainpower plus relaxation, are a welcome addition. Have a look at the trailer and you'll see that Mosaique certainly falls under this category. We're assuming that the game is pronounced the same as 'mosaic', but we're just going off intuition for that one.…


Play feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty for free with new 'lite' app

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Play feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty for free with new 'lite' app

A 'lite' version of Touch Dimension's arty RTS Autumn Dynasty is now available for free on the App Store. The developer's quirky take on the strategy genre first made waves back in 2009 when it reached the finals of the IGF China Student competition. Thanks to the game's unique combination of classic large-scale battles, gorgeous Okami-esque visuals, and unusual brush-based interface, it proceed to capture the attention of iOS strategy fans everywhere. Now, you can try out the opening two stages of Autumn Dynasty without spending a penny, simply by downloading the Autumn Dynasty Lite app. In addition to conquering these single-player levels, you'll also get to try out the game's Bluetoot…


Muck Chuck in 'Chuck the Muck' - Coming May 9th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Muck Chuck in 'Chuck the Muck' - Coming May 9th

From the dev team behind Critter Escape comes Chuck the Muck, a physics puzzle game arriving on iOS next week. It's funny that since everyone has been making endless runners, the physics puzzle popularity that Angry Birds ushered in has died down, but they're still being made, and especially when they look to create their own spin on things as you'll see in this trailer, are most welcome. And with a title like that, your interest has to at least just a little bit piqued.…


Is this the end for Peter Molyneux's Curiosity?

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Is this the end for Peter Molyneux's Curiosity?

After several months and millions of tapped cubelets, it looks like Peter Molyneux's enigmatic experimental app 'Curiosity - what's inside the cube' may be preparing to reveal its big secret. You see, the Curiosity dev has just posted a video stating that there are only 50 layers of tiles remaining on the cube's surface. Clear these layers, and the cube will finally give up its mysterious (and allegedly "life-changingly amazing") contents to the player who plants the final tap. There's been much speculation surrounding the right-angled monolith and its concealed prize. Some, like AppSpy's own Harry Slater, have been speculating exhaustively since day one. Now, the answer is almost within…


Steve Jackson's Sorcery! out at midnight tonight

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 4 months ago
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! out at midnight tonight

Inkle's digital reworking of Steve Jackson's Sorcery!, the classic Fighting Fantasy saga from the '80s, is due to hit the App Store at midnight tonight. If you've never encountered Jackson's work before, he is known for producing several popular RPG gamebooks. These interactive adventures required you to make destiny-altering decisions on a page-by-page basis, asking you to turn to a different page to discover each outcome. For this updated version of the Sorcery! gamebook, developer Inkle has taken full advantage of the modern tech at hand. As a result, this first chapter - subtitled The Shamuntanti Hills - features never-before-seen 3D maps, plus all new sword-duelling and spell-casting…


Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 4 months ago
Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

If you like Star Wars and pinball, but you haven't bought Star Wars pinball from the App Store yet, then now's a pretty good time. That's because its price has been slashed to celebrate Star Wars day, which is May the 4th. Obviously. The game will now set you back just 99c, which is pretty cheap for a digital recreation of pinball covered in pictures of your favourite characters from the Star Wars films. Even if you don't like Star Wars, it's still a pretty good deal. You can also grab individual Star Wars themed tables as IAPs from Zen Pinball for just 99c. If it's Star Wars themed and somehow involves pinball you can bet it's probably cheap. You can grab the app for your iPhone or iPad…


Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 4 months ago
Tiny Troopers 2: Special Ops Review

The first Tiny Troopers is a game we missed reviewing when it was released last year. Well now that the sequel is out, we can amend that error. Many comparisons have been made of this series to the early nineties action series Cannon Fodder, and that comparison is quite apt indeed. You take control of a number of tiny troopers (as the name would suggest) who move, fire, and duck out of the way of enemy projectiles as a cohesive unit. You have primary and secondary objectives to achieve…