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Friday News Wrap-Up 1 February 2013

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 1 February 2013

Two Wrap-Ups in a row? Can this possibly be? Yes! This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 1st of February, 2013! Year Walk - Simogo wants you to put your spooky riddle hat on Despite Simogo's usually upbeat candor, their upcoming title Year Walk defies the tone of previous releases thanks to its muted, darker presentation. What can we look forward to when it drops later in February? From all the hints it's likely the game will be an adventure of sorts, though that doesn't really sum things up properly as it is slated to feature a range of gameplay elements and mechanics that are hard to explain in a bite-sized presentation. The game is said to be packed with secrets - many of which peopl…


Wave Trip Review

Review Lucky Frame By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Wave Trip Review

If you hadn't noticed, Lucky Frame have a bit of a theme going on with their releases. Music - and in particular, player-generated music - is a driving force behind many of the titles they've released. Wave Trip extends the theme by pairing it with a unique take on the tried and true 'touch to fly' gameplay that was once so popular. I say once, but those who have played Jetpack Joyride should already be familiar with the basics of the game. Touch the screen to fly up, and let go to fl…

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Wide Sky Review

Review Marcus Eckert By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Wide Sky Review

There are times when you want to love something so badly that you'll spend hours on end hoping to find the one thing you can grip on to so you can share it with everyone else, but in the case of Wide Sky by Marcus Eckert, I've come up empty. Despite featuring some of the most amazing graphical, and dare I say it, even audio design the platform has to offer, this tongue-in-cheek title feels as though the gameplay itself wasn't tested thoroughly enough, and what should be a casual joy be…

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TABLE TOP RACING Review

Review Playrise Edge Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
TABLE TOP RACING Review

When reviewing a title I often come across an internal dialogue in the form of a line of questioning that ends up sounding a little like this: "Where's all the depth? Shouldn't there be more stuff I can do?", "Does it matter? Are you having fun?", "Actually I am, but I'm afraid it won't last". For a game sporting as little as 8 stages and 10 vehicles, you'd think the fun would quickly run out, but Playrise Edge have nailed Table Top Racing's 'Kart' gameplay so perfectly that it's hard…

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Terminal Escape Review

Review Opsive, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Terminal Escape Review

In the last year or so, there's been an increasing number of games about airport scanners and airport security. Poking fun at the inconvenience and craziness of modern airport security measures can make for enjoyable play, especially if you take the current measures of the industry to a ridiculous conclusion of a Temple Run-esque gauntlet that needs to be overcome before you can reach your terminal. Terminal Escape does exactly that through short levels where obstacles need to be avoid…

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Heroes and Castles Review

Review Foursaken Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Heroes and Castles Review

The castle defense genre along with its sister, the tower defense genre was one of the first big run-away hits on the iOS, thanks to the popularity of games like Knights on-rush. Heroes and Castles is cut from the same cloth, but like a lot of popular PC defense titles released in the last couple years, it has understood that gameplay can be a lot more exciting if the player is getting down and dirty alongside all its units and towers. That is the crux of the gameplay here as you pick…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 25 January 2013

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 25 January 2013

This weekend marks a long-weekend for those of us living in Australia as we celebrate our national day - as such, I'm sorry to say, but Monday will be a slow day. Still, we've got plenty to share right now, so lets hop to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 25th of January, 2013. Star Command - If Kairosoft and Subset Games had a baby... If you haven't been following the development of War Balloon's Star Command, then I highly recommend you start now. With the game's release on the horizon (sadly a January release is likely out of the question), strategy and management sim fans are going to have their hands full. It looks like a fun cross-breed between a Kairosoft title and FTL, and given th…


Might & Magic Clash of Heroes Review

Review Ubisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes Review

The appearance of Might & Magic Clash of Heroes on the iOS platform marks its third transplantation from the original DS release. After garnering praise for both its handheld and console release, mobile gamers can now experience the wonderfully paced and executed Tactical-RPG from Capybara Games, the minds behind Critter Crunch and co-authors of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. Explaining the mechanics might take a moment, but those paying attention may already remember a g…

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Cracking Sands Review

Review Polarbit By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Cracking Sands Review

Going solo isn't always easy, especially when a major success like Reckless Racing 2 is under your belt. Polarbit and Pixelbite made a wonderful team and the end result was a racer that may still defining the high-water mark for the top-down racing genre. Recently Pixelbite made a small splash with Repulze, but something was missing - it lacked a sense of whimsy. Now, Polarbit releases their own racer, Cracking Sands, and while the concept is fun and calls upon the shade of Mario Kart,…

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FAA's Free App of the Day: King Oddball

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day: King Oddball

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "King Oddball is a rather strange title. In it, you take on the role of a miffed king and attempt to flatten targets with huge boulders that you launch with your tongue. Your aim, then, is to crush as many targets as you possibly can with each and every boulder that you let loose in order to wipe out the human civilisation. You do this across 120 levels, which are packed with collapsing structures and plenty of opportunities to unlock Game Center-powered achievements." Download it now and get the best free apps every day from the Free App Alliance app.  …


Site Update - Email Notifications Live And More!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
Site Update - Email Notifications Live And More!

More features have gone live on the site over the weekend. If you haven't already noticed, you can keep track of comments made on our articles via your profile page - commenting just got that much more interesting! Also, while checking our site for daily savings on the games you want is great, it's even better when we do the legwork for you so in the spirit of making life easier we've got email notifications rolling out for your tracked Apps. Email preferences can now also be changed. Feel free to throw down a comment on this thread to give the system a try; if you're stuck for ideas, let us know what you think 2013 has in store for iOS and Mobile gaming in general.…


Temple Run 2 Review

Review Imangi Studios, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
Temple Run 2 Review

When faced with such a task as creating the sequel to a smash hit, you're faced with the inevitable problem of 'how do we do better than supposed perfection?'. Some buckle under the weight, others learn to refine and extend what was successful, and others... well others end up like Temple Run 2. Imangi Studios have clearly thought long and hard about how to retain the free-to-play edge of the original while enticing players towards their in-app store - all without alienating players a…

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FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
FINAL FANTASY ALL THE BRAVEST Review

Final Fanasy: All The Bravest by Square Enix and Bit Groove is a love letter to the JRPG's use of the classic 'ATB' system of combat by which players must wait until each character has rested long enough before attacking again. There's a giant problem though - the concept has been taken too far and the end result is Square Enix's most self-indulgent experiment in laundering money from its franchise and those who suffer through such 'nostalgic' modern titles. Once you've selected a bat…

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FAA's Free App of the Day: Dead Zone HD – The Living Daylights

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day: Dead Zone HD – The Living Daylights

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "You're a survivor. Your army base has been overrun by thousands of hungry flesh-eating geeks. There's only one thing to do: grab an arsenal of weapons (including shotguns, pistols, chainsaws, and grenades) and blow the little buggers to bits. If you're lucky, you'll unlock a variety of Game Center-powered achievements before the zombies use you as a chew toy." Download it now and get the best free apps every day from the Free App Alliance app.…


Death Golf™ Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
Death Golf™ Review

Sometimes I wonder if we went down the wrong trouser leg of history and ended up with a version of Golf utterly devoid of any excitement or tension. Of course there's skill involved in making accurate shots and in a competitive environment you could argue for some sort of conflict occurring, but ultimately it's hitting a ball in the safe, lush confines of a green wonderland. Utterly safe. Utterly boring. Death Golf is like the other trouser leg - it's a world where golf is a struggle…

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