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Knightmare Tower Review

Review Juicy Beast Studio By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Knightmare Tower Review

All too often in iOS games, progression feels like a chore. Knightmare Tower reminds us that you can have a quick-play experience with an upgrade tree that's not only enjoyable, but lets you advance by diving sword-first onto the heads of spiky blobs and dragons. You contriol a rocket propelled knight who must ascend a tower to rescue a series of captured princesses because videogames. Unfortunately, the tower to which these lovely ladies have been taken is as tall as it is perilous.…

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Tetris Monsters?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Tetris Monsters?

You know, it's amazing that such a concept hasn't been tried out before. Puzzle Quest was a monumental success for combining the match-3 genre with RPG mechanics. It was probably only a matter of time before sometime thought to try it out with Tetris. Have a watch of the teaser trailer. At this point all we know is it's due out soon in Japan, with no statement from EA on a worldwide release thus far. Bizarre.…


Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Tengami delayed, but still coming out this year

The pop-up book adventure game Tengami looks phenomenal if the following trailer is anything to go by (and you'd hope it is). Once the transitions between pages show themselves along with the tabbed puzzles, you're hooked (as the art design and music is enough to entice as is). Have a look for yourself. It was slated to be released this summer, but the developer's blog has stated that there's a lot of work still to be done. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long, because this looks fascinating.…


The Question

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
The Question

Hello there loyal Appspy readers! Well, it looks like ‘The Question’ was a rousing success, so for the foreseeable future, we shall continue this segment here on the site. Our first question was a little broad, so I thought that this week we’d get more specific. Mobile gaming has really come into its own and changed the scope of the entire industry since the release of the iPhone (and especially since the release of the iPad). That being said, there are still those that refuse to accept iOS as a gaming platform. In a lot of cases, the criticism is valid, what with an over reliance on PC and console ports as flagship releases, as well as the problems developers still have i…


News Wrap-Up | 2nd August 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
News Wrap-Up | 2nd August 2013

Kingdom Rush: Frontiers expanded its horizons on iOS this week, following the arrival of the Rising Tides update. Download it, and you'll get access to three new beach-based levels, plus a handful of new enemy types, including the scaley Greenfin Manhunters. To help you tackle these saltwater scourges, you can now call upon two new heroes: a great big crab / turtle thing called Karkinos, and a shape-shifting, Last Airbender-looking monk by the name of Kutsao. You'll also want to keep your eye out for the Leviathan. Those tentacles mean business. You have been warned. It's no secret that we loved slick, smooth platforming of Mikey Shorts. Because of this, we've had our eye on the hookshot-…


The Answer

Feature By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
The Answer

Hey there loyal Appspy readers! Well at the start of the week I asked you all what your favourite iOS game was, and was pleased at the numerous varied responses. I admit it was a tough question, and the reasoning for the picks showed that. Everything from time spent playing to nostalgia was covered, and many of you had a hard time cutting your options down to only one title. For instance if I was to select my answer based on time spent playing, my pick would be a game like Punch Quest or Bike Baron. I have loaded these titles up for a quick gaming session of only a few minutes literally hundreds if not thousands of times over the last couple of years. If nostalgia was the criteria, perhap…


In the stranger side of iOS news today...

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
In the stranger side of iOS news today...

Did you know that the world's fastest man Usain Bolt is now a character available for purchase in Temple Run 2? Yup, you heard that correctly. His special powers allow him to boost ahead at a record pace while the coin magnet is activated. Acquiring the Jamacian sprinter will cost you $0.99. ...and apparently Bolt has plans to release his own endless runner sometime in the future. We now return you to your normal news stories about game previews.…


Mikey Hooks Launches (and swings) next week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Mikey Hooks Launches (and swings) next week

Those who recall our 'best of 2012' list will know that Mikey Shorts was one of my favourite games of last year. Ever since the swinging based sequel has been announced, I've been excited to check it out, and next week I'll finally get the opportunity. In the meantime, tide yourselves over with the trailer. The game will cost $2.99. We'll see if it can keep the same flow of gameplay while adding Hook Champ mechanics.…


Tiny Thief Review

Review Rovio Stars Ltd. By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Tiny Thief Review

In the often humourless, frequently bullet-riddled world of gaming, a little charm goes a long way. Tiny Thief, the genre-straddling adventure puzzle mash-up from 5 Ants Games has enough charm to rescue an entire battalion of macho, grey cover shooters from their gravel-voiced funk, and still have a bit left over to make a funnel web spider look cute. As the title suggests, you take control of a pint-sized pickpocket whom you must guide to an exit without being spotted. To do this, yo…

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Get Pocket Gamer's Doodle Jump Companion Guide on iPad now

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Get Pocket Gamer's Doodle Jump Companion Guide on iPad now

Mobile games are often perceived as throwaway experiences - games which can be picked-up, played for five minutes, and then discarded. Some games, however, stand the test of time. Lima Sky's Doodle Jump is one of these games. And now, you can dive deeper into the world of Doodle Jump than ever before with The Official Pocket Gamer Companion Guide to Doodle Jump. Produced by AppSpy's sister site Pocket Gamer (in conjunction with Lima Sky), the Companion Guide to Doodle Jump is packed with history, trivia, interviews, and strategies relating to the squiggly platforming classic. Download the app, and you'll gain access to tips from a record-breaking Doodle Jump champion. You'll even find an e…


Prince of Persia® The Shadow and the Flame Review

Review Ubisoft By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Prince of Persia® The Shadow and the Flame Review

Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame certainly looks the part. The ancient dungeons and booby-trapped palaces from the 1993 original have been handsomely fleshed out with an extra dimension for this iOS remake. Our gymnastic hero has apparently been hanging out with the Forgotten Sands-era prince, and has learned a few of the youngster’s acrobatic moves, including a natty backflip. He also engages in swordplay, which echoes the wait-and-parry system found in the Ubisoft&rsq…

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A Ride Into The Mountains Review

Review Lee-Kuo Chen By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
A Ride Into The Mountains Review

His family trusted with watching over an ancient relic, Zu notices a meteor smashing into the nearby mountain. He grabs his bow, mounts his trusty steed and goes to investigate. A Ride into the Mountains is essentially a side-scroller. You control Zu's horse by tilting your iPhone or iPad left, right, up, and down. To ready your bow, you swipe back on the screen with one finger. The strength and direction of your shot depends on how far you've dragged your finger back, and which direc…

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Sky Tourist Review

Review Full Phoenix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Sky Tourist Review

When the day to day grind gets a bit too much, a vacation the perfect way to unwind and put all our worries in perspective. As we adults often lack the innocent imagination of children, most of us wouldn't consider taking a trip outside our own galaxy. Well, that's exactly what Sky Tourist's protagonist Petey did, and it's your job to keep the little tyke safe. Petey travels through through distant planets in a unique way: he is suspended on a rope by two rockets located on either sid…

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Sine Mora Update adds new Control Options

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Sine Mora Update adds new Control Options

Our review of the iOS port of Sine Mora was quite glowing, but one aspect that we took issue with was the virtual joystick control scheme. Well developers Digital Reality Software Kit have taken the criticism to heart and have added touch controls in their latest update. These controls can be fixed or floating (wherever you place your finger) and add a lot more fluidity to the movement. Of course now there's the issue of obscuring incoming bullets, but in a game when getting hit decreases your time instead of killing you, it's a little more tolerable. Along with the control options, they have balanced aspects of the game as well as improving the visuals (possibly by tweaking the perfo…


BLOODMASQUE Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
BLOODMASQUE Review

Ninteenth century Paris is certainly an interesting place to set a videogame - especially when its streets are crawling with vampires. You see, in Bloodmasque's alternative history, vampires control the earth, ruling over humanity with an iron fang. The only people that can stop them are a small resistance movement of half-breeds. This is where you come in. The game a mission-based riff on the Infinity Blade formula. You accept missions, travel to locations around Paris, explore them,…

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