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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

Night Flight Review

Review Cezary Rajkowski By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Night Flight Review

A lone teddy bear wakes up in the dark recesses of a toy factory, greeted by the haunting vision of strung up stuffed animals around him. Finding a toy bi-plane, he chooses to fly his way to freedom. Though the game is called Night Flight, we didn't expect it to be so dark. Flying around the factory is simple in theory, but execution is a tad different. Touching the left side of the screen will turn your aircraft to the left and up, and touching the right side of the screen will turn…

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Rayman on iPhone

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Rayman on iPhone

Funnily enough i'm heading over to a friend's place this evening to play some Rayman Origins so how fortuitous that we recieve the news that a title in the same fantastic art style is coming to iOS. While the title is probably to cash in on the Temple Run craze, i wonder if this is an endless runner, or a level by level platformer. Either way, this looks like it'll be a lot of fun (even if they don't know how to spell 'september'.…


App Wrap Up (Thursday Edition, 6th September 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
App Wrap Up (Thursday Edition, 6th September 2012)

It's that time again, time for your favourite column (don't deny it), the app wrap up! As always i have some titles to show you that look interesting and could be fun to play based on their trailers. If you try any of them, please let us know what you think in the comments. Without further ado, let's start this! Roll the Ball 3D (Prince Kumar) This reminds me a lot of Boost 3D, only here you have a large life bar, and are controlling a sphere. Over time you speed up, and it looks like the controls are pretty tight. Could be a fun endless roller.[App Store Link] Nuclien (Springloaded) Aside from having a highly amusing trailer, Nuclien looks to combine reaction based gaming…


Take a Holiday in Space on September 13th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Take a Holiday in Space on September 13th

Connect the stars, avoid the asteroids. Power-ups a plenty. Looks like it could be entertaining enough. See what we mean by taking a look at the trailer. Look for it to be hitting the App Store late next week.…


Amp, Watts & Circuit Relesing on September 13th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Amp, Watts & Circuit Relesing on September 13th

Looking like an isometric Lost Vikings, this puzzle game involving robots is looking like a fun addition to the iPhone catalogue. Have a look at the trailer. Look for its release on September 13th…


Luke The Liftboy Review

Review exozet By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Luke The Liftboy Review

UPDATE: My apologies for the editing-gremlin in this video - hopefully the issue is resolved. Thanks to those who pointed it out ;) Being a lift boy must be a tedious enough job. Having to stand on your feet all day pressing buttons, and dealing with ear-worm inducing music, and the entire gamut of human shapes and sizes. Add to that a hotel that's busy during the football season, and the stress must just pile up exponentially. Well Exozet Games has taken this concept and made an arca…

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The Golden Years: Way Out West Review

Review Alawar Entertainment, Inc By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
The Golden Years: Way Out West Review

Looking at the image of the Clint Eastwood-esque character with his bandanna, poncho, and cowboy hat on the app store, and seeing the game titled Way Out West, the last thing we were expecting was a resource management city building simulator. Told in flashback, this game is about building a town in the new frontier to harvest enough gold to pay off your husband's prison debt, with each level adding new elements to the gameplay, and having missions and time quotas to fill as well. It's…

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Super Mole Escape Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Super Mole Escape Review

One would think that if you were building a prison to house Moles, you would make certain that the floor was reinforced. Due to this oversight, we have Super Mole Escape, in which you take control of an incarcerated mole fleeing towards freedom, staying one step ahead of Johnny Law, and even worse, streams of molten lava. Along the way you collect gems (obviously to start your new life on the outside) and these ill gotten gains are used to upgrade your mole of choice (each with their o…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending, 31st August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending, 31st August 2012)

Howdy Ho Neighbourinos. It's the end of the week, the end of August, and time for another segment of the App Wrap Up! As always, the apps we feature here are here based on their trailers alone, as they look interesting enough to warrant potential further investigation. If you try anything out, be sure to tell us what you think in the comments. And now, on with the show! Rbots (a10.com) A disembodied robot head, magnets, and puzzle physics platforming. It touts single touch gameplay, but whether or not it's implemented well, well that remains to be seen.[App Store Link] Goal Defense (Dynamic Pixels) A sports themed tower defense title. As TD games go, it looks pretty standar…


Supermagical Review

Review Gala Pocket Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Supermagical Review

The Bust-a-Move game type has been quite popular on mobile devices, with plenty of titles adding their own spin on things. Supermagical takes the concept, and twists it horizontally, turning it into kind of a Plants Vs. Zombies playing field, but with the ability to recruit extra characters to defend against the encroaching multicolored hordes. As Nina the little witch, can you convince your evil sisters to abandon the path of wrong doing, to bolster your own forces? Perhaps you can, w…

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The Curse Review

Review Toy Studio LLC By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
The Curse Review

Personally, if I’m tackling a series of puzzles that increase in difficulty with each successive victory, I’m not sure I want a sinister, yet pompous masked man taunting me and ridiculing my intellect. Still I guess it's my fault for tapping on that suspicious book in the first place, releasing this malevolent figure who might be dangerous if he wasn't so bent on observing my progress to entomb him back within the very pages he had just escaped from after who knows how long…

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One Tap Hero™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
One Tap Hero™ Review

Does an evil wizard need a reason to turn your girlfriend into a teddy bear that can only be saved by collecting the power of the stars? Not if he's truly evil, and not just faking it. This premise sets up a bite sized platformer that is as delightful to control as it is to play. This is One Tap Hero. There have been quite a few platformers out there that have used the control strengths of the iPhone to great effect through taps and swipes as opposed to on screen buttons that only fee…

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Ambi-On Planning for a late September Release

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago

Studio 'Winning Blimp' have released a trailer for their upcoming game Ambi-On. You should take a look! A continuous scrolling Breakout with rock music and paddles on both sides? Looks like it could be a blast. We'll know more as the game comes closer to its eventual release date.…


Jelly Cannon Reloaded Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Jelly Cannon Reloaded Review

Jelly is one the world's more interesting substances. Not quite a liquid, not quite a solid, definitely not a gas; it wobbles too and fro, and in most of its forms, is pretty darn delicious. One of its many uses is apparently to shoot it out of a cannon, to push remnants of the shattered sunjelly together (which are mostly hanging out around Rube Goldberg-ian physics devices). If you've played a physics flinger, this game operates on the same principle, it's just that you tap to shoot…

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Fly by Night this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Fly by Night this Thursday

No, this isn't a re-release of a 1970s rock album (joke!), but rather a fun looking little flyer called Night Flight debuting in the App Store this week. Here's the trailer. The regular version of the game will be $0.99 and the HD version will be $1.99. The lighting is impressive and the flying looks like it may be quite loose, which can be fun and challenging with the right design. I'll guess we'll know upon release won't we.…