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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

Changing the World

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Changing the World

This Thursday, Topia will be released in the App Store. Not really a game, it's a world building simulation. You can terraform the land to your liking, introduce animals of all variaties, and watch what happens. It looks like a lot of fun, and is quite visually impressive (with rather simplistic controls). Have a look at the trailer.…


Aloha from Hawaii

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Aloha from Hawaii

No no, i'm not just saying hello. Aloha From Hawaii is a penguin based platformer that's due for release sometime this fall. Just from the teaser trailer, it looks to have a lot of personality. Whether that personality will translate into fun and addictive gameplay, only time and its eventual release will tell. We'll keep you posted. For now, here's the trailer.…


Dead Stop™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Dead Stop™ Review

Dead Stop is a combination of two overplayed elements of the App Store. The first is the use of zombies, and the second is creating a game type similar to that of a very popular title. In the second case, the tower defense genre has waned in popularity the last couple of years, and if a game is good, who cares if it uses the undead? Dead Stop has these rationales working in its favor, delivering a solid TD experience that happens to feature zombies as its main antagonizers. The zombie…

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Legend of Fat Ninja Review

Review Zephyr Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Legend of Fat Ninja Review

Developers, if you call your game Legend of Fat Ninja, I expect to see a fat ninja. Not just a hearty ninja which is what we have in this offering. The main reason is after graduating from the Iron Skillet Academy, Fat Ninja is on a quest to find the best ingredients possible, but also to crush the competition with his nin-jitsu. This is accomplished by pinballing around the level like a loon, and would be a lot more amusing if our character was just a little heavier. If wishes were ho…

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Ambi-ON Review

Review Winning Blimp By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Ambi-ON Review

Ambi-On is the tale of controlling a parasite eradicating device used to purge the gas shafts of this planet mining operation. Accomplishing this task plays like a mix of Breakout and Pong, as you paddle an orb back and forth, collecting credits, and triggering explosions until the orb explodes itself and you end up failing your mission, only to take those credits, upgrade your device and try again. Not the most efficient way I could think of to clear out parasites, but there you go.…

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Hairy Tales on October 18th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Hairy Tales on October 18th

With an amazing looking art style, this clever twist on the tile puzzle game is looking good. We'll know more when it launches in two weeks or so, but for now check out the trailer.…


Jumpster™ Review

Review G5 Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Jumpster™ Review

If there's one thing Jumpster has going for it, it's that for most of the levels, eye-absorbing would be a very apt description. The planet Okadia is definitely full of eye candy, but sadly this is not going to help Jumpster acquire all the fuel cells needed to power his ship off this lush and lavish planet. The core of the experience here is a physics puzzler that is designed around the freemium model. A catapulting drag of the finger will cause Jumpster to jump along the arc provide…

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Save The Puppies PREMIUM Review

Review HandyGames By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Save The Puppies PREMIUM Review

Sometimes you just have to solve your own problems. If a dogcatcher is going to capture all the puppies in your area, instead of trying to deal with the issue on human terms, you should just  rescue the puppies yourself (as they have been dropped all over town in their cages). How might a lowly sausage dog complete such an undertaking? By eating sausages to grow to a sufficient enough length to solve puzzles of course! Save the Puppies uses an on-screen d-pad on the bottom left o…

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Hotel Transylvania Dash Deluxe Review

Review PlayFirst, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Hotel Transylvania Dash Deluxe Review

Playfirst Inc are the creators of Diner Dash, and Cooking Dash, and Hotel Dash... so when they had the license for a game based off the newly released movie Hotel Transylvania, it probably wasn't too much of a leap to expect the release of Hotel Transylvania Dash. This is iPhone sim-management at its simplest, and depending on how you like your mobile management simulators, this could be either a good or a bad thing. If you've played one, you've played em all, but for the uninitiated,…

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JAM: Jets Aliens Missiles Review

Review Josh Presseisen By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
JAM: Jets Aliens Missiles Review

There are some genres that are pretty difficult to adjust an iPhone control scheme to, and one of these is the shoot'em-up and its sibling, the side scrolling shooter (maybe we should call these triple S games). The biggest challenges are moving your craft without your finger obscuring vision, and how to tackle the design of shooting enemies from your craft. Now there are many entries in the App Store that have solved these problems adequately enough to create an enjoyable experience,…

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Electric Tentacle Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Electric Tentacle Review

Sometimes you feel ridiculous repeating the premises of some iPhone titles, but at least a lot of them seem to make sense, at least in their own strange universe. With Electric Tentacle, even its universe is an oddity. Animals shrunk to microscopic size, using electricity to travel through the highways and bi-ways of where ever you've been stuck, trying to escape the evil nanomachines. Keep in mind that this is a high score game based around seeing how far you can get before you head t…

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Super Monsters Ate My Condo! Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Super Monsters Ate My Condo! Review

Though it's mostly gone out of fashion, one of the defining characteristics on the Super Nintendo was that most sequels (and even some original games) had the word 'super' in front of them. It was meant to invoke the image of just not any sequel, but an upgrade to everything that had come before. More revolution than evolution. In the case of Super Monsters ate my Condo, sadly it's the latter and not the former. Not that it's a bad release, but it falls a little short of the expectatio…

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The Devil is in the Details

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
The Devil is in the Details

Devil's Attorney is hard to pin down. It pulls art influences from the 80s, the premise suggests Phoenix Wright, but in execution it's more RPG than adventure game. Have a look at the trailer and see what we mean. The game is out on October 11th and will cost you $3 USD. More info can be found on the homepage.[Devil's Attorney]…


App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 1st October 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
App Wrap Up (Weekend Edition, 1st October 2012)

The weekend is over. The month of September is over. It's time for another edition of the App Wrap Up! As always we're looking at some games that may have merit based on their trailers. If you have played these, or choose to play them based on what you see here, please let us know what you think in the comments! And now, the games... Aliens Incursion (Northmanni) Part Asteroids, part twin-stick shooter. Solid visuals, though not too sure about the controls from the look of things. Still, a rather solid looking game that looks to have fallen under the radar (and by that i mean we haven't covered it yet).[App Store Link] Pin Tiki Ball (Tore Hansen) Not the most riveting pibal…


Ikaruga meets Canabalt

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Ikaruga meets Canabalt

Slated for an October 11th release, Polara is looking like a solid entry into the free-running genre, adding Ikaruga style colour switching, but also breaking the running into stages with boss battles as punctuation. We're looking forward to this release and will keep you posted.…