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Robot may be Found in the Middle of August

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Robot may be Found in the Middle of August

Lost Robot is in the words of its creator Benjamin Hald, "a mixture of arcade, action, and puzzle games". From the trailer we see we need to get the robot and his uni-motorcycle to the exit by manipulating objects in the level. Here's the trailer. Set for release sometime in mid-August, this looks like it could be fun.[LowLineLab Site]…


App Wrap Up (Week ending June 27th, 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week ending June 27th, 2012)

Phew, i hope you have some endurance dear readers and this installment of the App Wrap Up is gonna be a long one. Lots of interesting games to take a look at. As always i wish to remind our readers that we don't know how well these games play. The trailers make them look potentially interesting and it's up to you to follow your own judgement if you see something that catches your eye. Without further ado... Static Quest: The Delivery (Cookiebit) Now the trailer here doesn't really show off too much, but there's a pleasant enough pixel art style and what looks to be an upgrade system. Let's just hope that Static Quest doesn't refer to just standing in the one place and attacking inco…


Atari's Greatest Hits on Sale This Weekend

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Atari's Greatest Hits on Sale This Weekend

Atari's Greatest Hits may be a free download, but if you want anything other than Missile Command, you'll be ponying up for it. Luckily this weekend you can grab all 100 games for the low price of $3.99. Quite a bargain for retro gamers to have all those fine titles on the go! [Atari's Greatest Hits Review]…


National Pride and a Piano Lesson

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
National Pride and a Piano Lesson

With the Olympic Games quickly approaching, Joytunes is releasing Piano Summer Games this week, which allows players from all over the world to compete via leaderboards on how well they can play their country's national anthem on piano. You can use either a real piano or the touch keys of the program itself. The trailer should shed some light on things. Looks like some fun if nothing else, and anything that encourages people to learn to play any form of music always gets a thumbs up from me!…


Knight K'west Slated for August Release

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Knight K'west Slated for August Release

Apparently it's quite the quest to get knights across a moat. You control a paddle that bounces the valiant protectors of the realm across a chasm, collecting goodies and avoiding obstacles. It doesn't look like much, but we have been pleasantly surprised before, and it could be a fun time waster if nothing else, so look for this game out sometime in August.…


Crash Birds Islands Review

Review ANIMA Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Crash Birds Islands Review

Oh to slip the surly bonds of Earth and take to the skies above. Flying always holds a fascination for man due to the freedom and wonderment such ability bestows upon us. Crash Birds Islands lets us live out this dream vicariously through three selectable birds. Sadly aside from the flying mechanics, there's not much more at play here. You'll see what we mean. You launch your bird at the start of each stage through dragging back a giant slingshot and letting go. Once airborne, you fla…

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Moops Review

Review Moops Games Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Moops Review

Now I certainly can't be the only one who upon hearing this game's name thought back to a certain Seinfeld episode involving a boy in a bubble and a game of Trivial Pursuit. Funnily enough, it has nothing to do with that whatsoever. No, it seems the town of Moopville is under siege by pesky critters, and in a last ditch effort to rid themselves of this menace, have hired Flunk and Dunk, two exterminators to make sure the job gets done. What follows is an interesting blend of action adv…

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Traffic Panic London Review

Review Neon Play By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Traffic Panic London Review

Not having traveled yet to England, I do have to wonder how bad the traffic really is. I mean someone has gone and made a game where you control traffic light switches to create order and shuffle through as many cars as possible unharmed, but if a crash does happen, well then there's as much mayhem as your little tapping fingers and heart could ever desire. It's very rare that a game comes along where its lose state is inherently more enjoyable than the game itself, but that's exactly…

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Puzzle birds Review

Review Smart Studio By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Puzzle birds Review

In the wake of the success of a game like Angry Birds, there will be two camps of imitators when it comes to game releases. One camp will take the game mechanics and add their own twist on it, and followers of the app store knows that when a game hits it big, we see plenty of these for years to come. The second camp takes the presentation or general theme of a game and uses the similarity to its advantage. That's what Puzzle Birds does. It calls you over and says, “Psst, hey budd…

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App Wrap up (Weekend Edition, 23rd July 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
App Wrap up (Weekend Edition, 23rd July 2012)

Time for another App Wrap Up segment. What better way to start off the week than with checking some games that may or may not have some merit to them. As usual, we have not played these titles, but somthing about them struck us as potentially interesting so now we relay this information to you. If you do have a play of any of these, tell us what you think in the comments! Traintiles (Mobiteos) Kind of like Pipe Dream with train tracks. Not only do you have to guide the trains to the exit by manipulating the tracks, but you have to stop them ramming into each other as well. Also it's lucky that fast forward button is in the corner as once the puzzle is solved, the last thing a player…


Billy the Painter Review

Review Lipasto Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 12 months ago
Billy the Painter Review

Painting must have been a lot different in the 20s and 30s. If Billy the Painter has taught me anything, it's that painting is as easy as splotting down a dab of color, and watching it expand until the area you were painting has been covered completely. Of course a game element has to be introduced, so if the paint touches the edges and blends with the areas already painted, a life is lost. What? You're telling me that paint doesn't work that way? Ah well, it still makes for a simple a…

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Abstract Racer 'Just Rush' Available July 23rd

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Abstract Racer 'Just Rush' Available July 23rd

When first watching the trailer for Just Rush, it looks kitchy with its penguin on the menu screen. Then it looks shoddy as the globe is spinning through the different seasons. Once the actual gameplay starts though... well it grabbed my attention. It comes off as Sonic the Hedgehog in an abstract cel shaded visual style, using both tilting the iPhone and touching the screen to control. Have a look for yourselves. The game is due out on Monday, July 23rd.…


SEQ Released This Friday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
SEQ Released This Friday

What is SEQ you ask? Perhaps it's better to watch the trailer and find out how this minimalist puzzle game works. It will be out this Friday and looks like a lot of fun for puzzle gamers.…


Super Knights Review

Super Knights Review

Frequenters of our site may have come to recognize my proclivity for puns. With that being said, based on name alone Knights of the Round Cable sounded like a game to look forward to playing. Three hundred and sixty degree swinging in order to collect gems and fling around stages like a knighted pinball? What's not to love? Will the relationship even last past the engagement? Let's stop with the horrid metaphors and find out! The game starts with your knight falling from the sky befor…

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Dance Fever Review

Dance Fever Review

Rhythm games have always been at a disadvantage on the iPhone. While home consoles allow a player to live out their rock and roll fantasies with Rock Band, or dance up a storm with DDR, the swipe and tap inputs of the mobile device just can't compete with these unique control methods. That's not to say rhythm games haven't been enjoyable on the iPhone (or other handheld devices), it's just that you really need to design a simple and elegant system to allow the player to interact with t…

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