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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'James Gilmour'

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

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks 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, 4 months, 2 weeks 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

Review Engine Software By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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

Review Dogbyte Games Kft. By James Gilmour, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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, 4 months, 3 weeks 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, 4 months, 3 weeks 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, 5 months 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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Puzzles and poker collide in new iOS and Android game Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Puzzles and poker collide in new iOS and Android game Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker

So you've got Far Cry 4. You've exchanged witticisms with a mad blonde in a pink suit. You've climbed up a mountain. You've kicked a cheetah in the nads. Now what? Well, why not try a hand of poker in the game's official mobile companion app? It's available for iOS and android, it's free, and it'll earn you in-game cash. Watch the video above to find out more.…

Online racer The Crew is screeching onto mobile as The Crew Road Empire

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Online racer The Crew is screeching onto mobile as The Crew Road Empire

Ubisoft's online state-hopping racer The Crew is set to cruise onto consoles this December. However, mobile-loving petrol heads will be able to get in on the high octane action via the upcoming mobile tie-on The Crew Road Empire. Take a look at the video above to see what the game has to offer.…

Helix iPad Review

Helix iPad Review

Helix is a game about twists and turns. I don't mean it has a surprise M. Night Shyamalan ending or a section where you relive your failed driving test a third, excruciating time. No - in Helix, you are literally spinning your avatar around enemies to eliminate them from the screen. Take a look at our video review to find out whether this simple mechanic won us over.…

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Tail Drift Review

Tail Drift Review

We took to the skies in track-based plane racer Tail Drift to find out whether it would soar above the treetops, or come crashing down to earth. Check out our video review to find out what we thought.…

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The Silent Age Review

The Silent Age Review

The second and final episode of the suprisingly excellent time-hopping point-and-click is here. But can it live up to it's predecessor? All answers lie in the video above.…

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Leaked Game of Thrones - A Telltale Game Series screenshots show Cercei scowling obviously

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Leaked Game of Thrones - A Telltale Game Series screenshots show Cercei scowling obviously

Though some may be unsure how Telltale is planning to incorporate the violent, twitchy Borderlands universe into its slow, narrative-driven point-and-click template, we imagine few adventure game fans have any such fears about the studio's upcoming Game of Thrones game. Not only is the fantasy epic perfectly suited to the Telltale treatment, the first screenshots (which were leaked today) show that the art department has nailed the look of the HBO show, including likenesses of characters like Cercei and Tyrion Lannister. Check out the video above to see the leaked images.…

Prepare your pants for imminent evacuation: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is out on mobile

News By James Gilmour, 5 months ago
Prepare your pants for imminent evacuation: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 is out on mobile

Yes, those bionic bears are back, and they're still looking to wear your skin like a meaty raincoat. For more details, and a first look at the game in action, check out the news video below.…