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Monster Trucks Nitro 2 Review

Monster Trucks Nitro 2 Review

Yeeehaw! I lurves me some Monster Trucks! But in all seriousness, who doesn't get a little bit excited by these oversized vehicular behemoths and their destructive powers? Maybe you've never thought about it, but Monster Trucks Nitro 2 by RedLynx will make a believer of you as you flip, boost and smash your way to first place in this side-scrolling tilt racer. Once you've signed yourself up to a race you're slapped straight down in to a side-on view of your beastly ride. Acceleration…

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N.Y.Zombies Review

N.Y.Zombies Review

I have to admit, N.Y.Zombies has taken me by surprise. What looked on the surface to be a half-realized zombie shooting gallery turned out to be so compelling that I'm now behind on today's work. Foursaken Media's first entry for the iPhone may be using a tiring premise, but with gameplay this good I'd even be happy defending myself against 'sparkling vampires'. N.Y.Zombies is essentially a 360-degree shooting gallery and has seen various incarnations on the App Store already. Aiming…

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Dark Void Zero Review

Dark Void Zero Review

Claimed to be a 20 year old 'lost' title from Capcom's back catalog, Dark Void Zero is a lovingly created 8-bit tie-in for the recent release of Dark Void on major consoles. From its artwork to the controls and tinny soundtrack, Dark Void Zero is full of what made platformers such strong titles 'back in the day'. In keeping with the NES-style theme, Zero uses a virtual d-pad to move and two buttons for jumping and firing. These controls work well to provide 'revolutionary' 8-way firin…

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Aurora Feint 3 iPad Review

Aurora Feint 3 iPad Review

If your idea of fun involves trudging around and getting involved in random match-3 based puzzles, then you might find Aurora Feint 3 to be right up your alley. That is - of course - only if that's all you're interested in. As a continuation of their popular series and Danielle Cassley and Jason Citron's first release for the iPad, Aurora Feint 3's beauty only goes skin deep. Much like the previous titles, battling opponents is performed using their unique match-3 system. Tiles can be…

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Flight Control HD iPad Review

Flight Control HD iPad Review

If you've not played Flight Control by Firemint, then you might be missing out on a neat product that helped to define how line-drawing management games should feel. Thanks to the larger screen of the iPad, mastering this management game couldn't be easier and there's even a few new features to keep things interesting. For those not familiar with the gameplay, Flight Control throws you in the place of a air-traffic controller with several landing strips to manage. As aircraft enter th…

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BABEL Rising Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
BABEL Rising Review

I must confess that I felt a bit guilty loading up BABEL Rising by Bulkypix. Perhaps it's just years of religious schooling kicking in, but being a vengeful god feels the slightest bit blasphemous. However, this new take on the defense genre is absorbing enough to keep even these weighty thoughts from interrupting a good time. BABEL plays much like an action oriented version of Pocket God. Super powers are at your disposal and charge up over time to provide more powerful versions. Var…

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Warpgate Review

Warpgate Review

Warpgate by Freeverse has already had some time to warm up with its HD release on the iPad earlier this month, but how does it hold up for the iPhone? Following in the footsteps of games like Freelancer, Warpgate is a space trading and combat simulation that's perfectly suited for iDevices. What makes the genre so appealing is its blend of open-world mechanics with quest based objectives to convey an underlying storyline. Being action oriented, combat often represents the most complex…

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Stickbound FREE! Review

Review Gamenauts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Stickbound FREE! Review

Stickbound by Gamenauts is a tough nut to crack. Using a completely unique style of horizontal endless gameplay based on pole-vaulting your way across surreal landscapes, it's simultaneously one of the most frustrating, yet positively addictive games to play. All that you require to make your way forward is your wits and well timed taps. By tapping on the screen you extend a pole from your character to the ground, pushing yourself further away. Careful timing can spring you high up or…

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Silent Swords Zero Review

Silent Swords Zero Review

It's surprising that the stealth-platformer has always seemed to sit on the back bench for a lot of gamers. While twitchy platformers can be fun, Silent Swords ZERO manages to slows things down turning small levels in to big challenges that are rewarding to eventually conquer. Little has changed for ZERO, with the controls being as open as the original. Movement is performed by default with a slide bar to keep your speed in check, but variations are available including rhythm-based ta…

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Star Wars: Cantina Review

Review THQ Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Star Wars: Cantina Review

I guess it was really only a matter of time before the App Store was graced with a Star Wars themed management game. You play as Nia Adea in THQ Wireless' latest game Star Wars: Cantina and being the friendly happy-go-lucky lass that you are, you plunge headlong in to the world of managing a cantina to help your friend. Cantina keeps things simple and only requires tapping to perform actions. To counter this simplicity the game quickly throws you in the deep end, serving up more rowdy…

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ESPGALUDA II Review

ESPGALUDA II Review

ESPGALUDA II by Cave is the real deal when it comes to 'bullet hell' shooters and despite being five years in the making for this adaption, nothing is lost from the 2005 Arcade original. This is the sort of game that makes regular shooters look like a stroll in the park and despite its fierce looks, this is a game that can be enjoyed by gamers of all levels. ESPGALUDA II opts for several control levels with left and right hand variants to give players a fighting chance to learn the ga…

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Chrome-8 Review

Chrome-8 Review

Chrome-8 by Far East Asia Development is a pure puzzle experience. This isn't the kind of game that appeals to many people, but anyone who has enjoyed games like PathPix will enjoy the simple challenge that Chrome-8 provides. Each puzzle represents a web of links used to shift the colored orbs on screen. Your goal is to align the colors in such a way that no two colors are linked. This sounds murderously difficult, but two game modes (and a total of 300 puzzles) are available to warm…

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Birdie In Trouble Review

Birdie In Trouble Review

It's stating the obvious, but puzzle games are often hard to wrap your head around. Past the initial stages you're left spending more time staring at a screen than you are actually playing the game. Birdie In Trouble by Klik! Games encourages players to a bit of trial and error as you send your little chick back home, which is at least more exciting than waiting for the cogs to shift in your brain. Jumping in to the 75 available levels couldn't be easier, with players invited to touch…

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Monster Crush - Demolition Review

Review 628 Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Monster Crush - Demolition Review

We've all seen physics simulators used in a slew of games, but few have gone quite so far as Monster Crush by 628 Games. Demolishing buildings and crushing enemies might make this sound like another game like Angry Birds, but for the first time buildings and material are given an almost complete set of destructible properties that you'll need to take full advantage of. As the title suggests the main aim of the game is to crush the bad guys, in this case a race of aliens. To pull this…

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OS 4.0, Game Center and Developers (Oh My).

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
OS 4.0, Game Center and Developers (Oh My).

The much anticipated OS 4.0 keynote speech has left the industry in a whirlwind of talk, cluttering blogs, twitter and just about any other social feed you can get your hands on. There's an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the changes that have been discussed, but just what can people expect when 4.0 hits? Live coverage of the event has wrapped up and as to be expected, audiences were left slightly awed by the promises Apple have made for their next major OS update. Much needed features for the iDevice range have been announced including: multitasking and background App processing; folder based app organization; and UI upgrades for the email client, certainly topped the list for most con…