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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'James Gilmour'

oh my giraffe Review

Review Nico Prins By James Gilmour, 2 weeks ago
oh my giraffe Review

I think it's safe to say that we've all had our fill of endless-runners. However, we recommend you don't write of the entire genre before trying oh my giraffe, the extremely daft but surprisingly enjoyable savanna-based sprinter starring a giraffe with the most flexible neck in Africa. Harry Slater reviewed the game for Pocket Gamer. Check out the video to hear his verdict.…

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Hands-on with Lucha Amigos, the turtle twanging home invasion flinger

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Lucha Amigos, the turtle twanging home invasion flinger

Here's an odd one: is the act of home invasion more or less worrying if it's perpetrated by a trio of shell-skidding turtles? To answer that question properly you really need to play Lucha Amigos. It's a little bit Angry Birds, and a little bit Squid. It's also kinda bonkers, and relatively entertaining to boot. Peep the video above to find out more.…


Hands on with Bean Dreams, the upwardly mobile bouncathon where beans wear hats

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands on with Bean Dreams, the upwardly mobile bouncathon where beans wear hats

We quite liked Bean's Quest, a simple, silly, but admittedly entertaining platformer involving an endlessly jumping bean. As of this week, iOS users can now play the sequel, Bean Dreams, which brings with it even more levels of leaping, fruit collecting, and pink dragon liberation. Check out the video above to see the game in action.…


Hands-on with Shadowrun: Dragonfall, the definitive expansion to the Shadowrun universe

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Hands-on with Shadowrun: Dragonfall, the definitive expansion to the Shadowrun universe

The Shadowrun universe does a good job of capitalising on the twin fondnesses of 20- to 30-something gamers: cyberpunk styings and isometric RPGs. The first instalment of this Kickstarter funded rejuvination of the series, Shadowrun Returns, was a reminder of why we used to pour hours into role-playing games without voice acting or fancy FMV sequences. With the iOS release of Shadowrun: Dragonfall, developer Harebrained Schemes has taken the PC expansion - which added 20 hours of gameplay and a ton of refinement to the original game - and packaged it up as a standalone app. Pocket Gamer's Harry Slater went hands-on with the game to see if it's worth your time. Check out the video above…


Hands-on with Tomb Raider II, a PSone game that doesn't belong on iOS

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Tomb Raider II, a PSone game that doesn't belong on iOS

I'm not one of these 'angry gamer' types. Broadly speaking, I love games. Mobile games in particular. But playing Tomb Raider II makes me question my defense of touchscreen gaming. To my mind, these kind of console-to-mobile ports demonstrate exactly what you shouldn't do when trying to bring an old game to a new platform. Check out the video above to see why my panties are so tightly bunched.   …


Hands-on with Telltale's Game of Thrones, where winter is coming and everyone is from t' nuuurth

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Telltale's Game of Thrones, where winter is coming and everyone is from t' nuuurth

The first episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series is now live on the App Store.  Just like the HBO show and the books which inspired it, the game is chock full of warring houses, brutal slaying, and northern accents. If you want to a quick and relatively spoiler-free glimpse of the game in action, check our new hands-on video above. …


Hands-on with Fist of Jesus, the unholy beat-'em-up where disciples do hadokens

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Hands-on with Fist of Jesus, the unholy beat-'em-up where disciples do hadokens

I don't really know where to start with Fist of Jesus. While I personally don't consider a game where Jesus Christ teaches Judas how to clobber lepers to death with a holy fish to be blasphemous or troubling, I'm still a little surprised that Apple has allowed it onto the App Store. Regardless, it's here now. And of course, I just had to have a go. Check out the video above to see your saviour laying the smackdown. WARNING: Those of a sensitive religious disposition may tut disapprovingly.…


Hands-on with Boulder Jack, where Crash Bandicoot meets Raiders of the Lost Ark

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Hands-on with Boulder Jack, where Crash Bandicoot meets Raiders of the Lost Ark

You know that bit in the first Indiana Jones movie where Indy is running through the cave trying to avoid being crushed by a gigantic rolling boulder? Well, imagine if, instead of Harrison Ford in a fetching fedora, the part of Indy was played by '90s platforming icon Crash Bandicoot. And, instead of escaping the death boulder and falling at the feet of a tribe of angry natives, Indy just kept running and running forever, collecting coins and dodging explosive crates. Yeah. That's pretty much Boulder Jack. Check out the video for proof.…


Hands-on with Ninja Escape, the Timberman-style leap-'em-up with agile pandas

Feature By James Gilmour, 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Hands-on with Ninja Escape, the Timberman-style leap-'em-up with agile pandas

Timberman made a bit of a splash in the twitch genre when it arrived on mobile earlier this year. The simple premise - cut down a tree without being crushed by branches - combined with the super simple controls and score-chasing momentum made it a fantastic and compulsive little time killer. Ninja Escape is cut very much from Timberman's compulsive cloth. In fact, the games have a huge amount in common. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Check out the video above to find out.…


Proun+ Review

Proun+ Review

Some racers are fast. Some are beautiful. Some have banging soundtracks and a selection of entertaining modes. But few have all these elements - especially on iOS. Against all the odds, however, Proun+ delivers all of the above strengths in a single, scintillatingly arty package. Pocket Gamer's Harry Slater loved it, and you find out why by checking out the video review above.…

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Offroad Legends 2 Review

Offroad Legends 2 Review

Trials has a lot to answer for. Since the re-emergence of the popular 2.5D stunt racer there have been many similar games released to capitalise on its popularity. Offroad Legends took the Trials formula, swapped out the stunt bike for hefty 4x4 trucks, and added a few explosions for good measure. Now the sequel has arrived, and Pocket Gamer's Harry Slater has delivered his verdict. Check out of the video above to hear it.…

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Play The Witcher on iOS... in digital boardgame form

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Play The Witcher on iOS... in digital boardgame form

It would be pretty unrealistic to expect CD Projekt's Red's exhaustively deep and visually fetching RPG The Witcher to appear on iOS in its original form. So, instead of trying to cram a massive third-person RPG onto mobile, the developer has decided to adapt another Witcher-flavoured property for touchscreens: The Witcher Adventure Game. It's out right now, so we suggest you take a look at the trailer above and see what you think. [App Store link]…


Winter is coming to iOS next week with first episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series

News By James Gilmour, 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Winter is coming to iOS next week with first episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series

Only days after the leaked screenshots of Telltale's highly anticipated Game of Thrones series appeared online, the developer has revealed that the wait for the game is nearly over. In fact, the first episode of the interactive saga, title Iron from Ice, is due to hit iPhone and iPad within a week - on December 4th, to be precise. If you want to see what the six episode series looks like in action, check out the trailer above. …


Crimsonland HD Review

Review 10tons Ltd By James Gilmour, 1 month ago
Crimsonland HD Review

Giant spiders. Zombie lurkers. Weird greed lizard men that look like they've escaped from a particularly cheap and wonky episode of Doctor Who. You'll find all these creatures and more in the iOS port of decade-old twin-stick shooter Crimsonland. And yes, you'll get to shoot them all with a variety of weird and wonderful weapons. Check out the carnage in Crimsonland HD video review above.…

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Electronic Super Joy: Groove City Review

Electronic Super Joy: Groove City Review

Lo-fi platformers may be all the rage, but developers still have a tough time making the formula work on touchscreen devices. Thank goodness for Electronic Super Joy: Groove City, then, a twitchy, brash, and brutal side-scroller which is as interested in silly asides and pop culture nods as it is in sadism. To learn more, direct your eyes to the video above.…

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