New Releases

A couple of interesting new games popped up in the NEWRELEASES section, we havnt played them yet but they certainly look like fun. If you have them and would like to publish a review here on AppDope, email us at hello@appdope.com.

Upcoming HD games

With the iPad sales now topping 3 million (according to Apple), it not suprising to see many existing apps, particularly games, getting a HD revamp.  Sauce Digital have announced they will be updating their entire suite of games to HD versions.  The existing iPhone apps can be found here:

  1. Space Balls ($0.99)
  1. Killer Pool ($1.99)
  1. Nano Rally ($0.99)
  1. Touch Soccer 3D ($0.99)
  1. Monkey Tennis ($0.99)
  1. Amoebas ($0.99)

1951 – World War One flies into the App Store

1951 – World War One made its way onto the App Store last week and it looks a lot of fun. Even this early on it has 15 reviews worldwide at an average of 3.85 stars. It is a top-down aerial shooter, involving bi-planes and lots of bullets. The plane is manoeuvred using by tilting the device, with and onscreen buttons for fire, repair and special weapons.

1951 is single player, with two game modes. "Wave Mode" takes the player through a succession of enemy waves which get progressively larger and harder, "Survival" tasks the play with simply staying airborne as long as they can. The game is OpenFeint enabled to track how well the player does...

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Price drop for the weekend, sir?

It’s Friday, that means the weekend is nearly here. So here are a few interesting looking games that are free from a limited time, and will make your weekend a little more fun.

  1. My Brute ($4.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 3.05

  1. Zombie Shock ($1.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 3.15

  1. Ace Glow Brick Breaker ($1.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 2.35

  1. ARSoccer – Augmented Reality Soccer Game ($0.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 3.75

  1. Whacksy Taxi ($0.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 3.05

  1. Super MisterMind ($0.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 2.65

  1. Fire Tail 2 ($0.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 2.75

Space Balls – new physics puzzler submitted

Sauce Digital announced that they have submitted their latest game Space Balls. It should be available withing a couple of weeks and will cost $0.99.

Space Balls is a physics puzzler that combines skill, explosions, brains and more explosions. Players make their way though a variety of levels, that present different challenges and require considered tactics. The obstacles in each level will have to be moved, used, altered or destroyed in order to capture a number of enemies. This is completed through the clever and skillful firing of Space Balls, each with their unique talents and properties.

The Story:
Set in distant galaxies where the Space Balls and their arch-enemies the Cuboids live, the game begins on planet Orb. Home to the Space Balls, Orb is powered by the Ultramegasphere, until the evil Cuboids appear and steal it. The Cuboids split the device into pieces and scuttle off to the far corners of the Triangulon galaxy. Its up to you to get thenm back, until you do planet Orb is open to Cuboid attack.

Game Features:
* 90 increasingly difficult levels.
* 35 different obstacles and enemies, all with unique properties.
* 16 Space Ball characters with different skills and attributes
* Progressively disclosed storyline, featured in comic strip format.
* atmospheric sound effects and exclusive music by Tokyo Pushers
* iPhone 4 hiRes graphics.

SimCity Deluxe released

The AppDope NewReleases section threw up a big name this morning, as SimCity Deluxe reached the App Store.  It’s not cheap at $6.99, but then that’s to be expected with EA, or any game with such a background and fan base.

The first thing you will notice is that there is no support for retina display, which will raise a few eyebrows.  I for one would have thought that this kind of game would really benefit from hires graphics, not to mention it would be a massive selling point.  So the fact that didn’t happen is a bit of sad indictment of EA and the time they are willing to put into the game.   So considering that, and their…

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Monkey Tennis – first screens exclusive

Sauce Digital have provided AppDope the first screens of their next game, Monkey Tennis.  The screens are work in progress, but give a good idea of what the game is all about – which is exactly what you would expect; tennis, played with monkeys.

The full game details have not been confirmed, but are set to include knockout, championship and league modes, and also a set of unique challenges.  There will be about 30 different monkeys to play with, all with different attributes.

The game will hopefully be released at the beginning of May, and will have a starting price of $0.99

Zepi:Dark Review

Zepi takes a fresh look at the ‘Match 3′ genre, allowing complete freedom over where new objects come in. You are met with an appealing menu when you first open the app, and you may then choose from 3 different game styles: Graveyard, Metall or Gothic.  Each type has its own artwork and unique objects to match together keeping gameplay different each time.  This game differs to others in this genre in many ways, mostly positive; but the initial idea still remains the same – remove 2 or objects of the same colour to score points.  You can then add these scores to either local, or online leaderboards to show off your amazing skills.

In the gameplay, you are not restricted to having objects fall…

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Fantastic Freebie Friday

As Freebie Fridays go, this week’s is a doozie – we have 11 apps for your perusal. There are 8 games included, so lets start there…

  1. iSink U ($0.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 3.25

  1. Timeloop ($0.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 3.4

  1. Arcade Solitaire: TriTowers ($0.99 > FREE)

    Global rating: 3.8



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Afterwing mini review

Afterwing is an arcade style 3D shooter set on 12 different islands, spread over an initial 3 worlds. Extra worlds are unlocked later in the game, as are 9 of the 12 levels.  The menu is simple to navigate with nicely displayed buttons and a background looped video of your space craft.  The aim of the game is to simply kill all of your opponents, usually between 15 and 20, and stay alive to the end.  It is all-against-all so there are a lot of bullets flying about but be quick to kill more than anyone else to advance to the next level. The bullets themselves adds a nice effect to the game as the long lines make nice patterns!  You may also choose to…

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