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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

De Blob Revolution Review

Review THQ Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
De Blob Revolution Review

That colourful blob freeing his people from the mediocrity of grayscale is back on the iphone, but this time round, it's a puzzle game. There are buildings where the graydians are trapped by INKT agents, and Blob has to make his way to the exit on each level while rescuing as many of them as possible. You can either tap or drag to lay down Blob's path. The puzzle element enters in that Blob cannot cross his own painted path once it's been layed down, so you have to work out the optima…

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STREET FIGHTER IV Review

Review CAPCOM By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
STREET FIGHTER IV Review

If you're going to make a fighting game for the iphone, you best be sure you get the controls right, especially if multiplayer is involved. Street Fighter IV by Capcom has been released on the touch device and it's amazing how faithful it is to the proper arcade/console version. Control is all touch based, using an on screen joystick and four buttons with the touch controls being very responsive. This reviewer had trouble pulling off special moves when needed, but has always had that…

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WireWay Review

WireWay Review

Parachute Ninja delighted fans with its flicking off springs gameplay, but before the adventures of that stealthy ball, there was Wire Way. You play as Wiley, a cute little creature who is springing through levels to collect stars full of the precious energy Elan. When Wiley is attached to a spring, pulling back will prime him for take off. A guide will show your arc and an indicator of your distance, but it's not foolproof. The goal is to reach the UFO at the end of each level, but t…

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Fox Vs Duck Review

Review supermono limited By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Fox Vs Duck Review

Fresh off the heels of MiniSquadron, developer Mr.FungFung has released Fox vs. Duck. Instead of a plane, you play a paddling of ducklings. A hungry fox is circling your pond and you need to escape before the fish swimming around starts to get hungry. How many ducks can you save within the time limit? Control is entirely tilt based. Each new duck appears in the middle of the pond and the calibration is then reset. The controls work but there are sensitivity issues. As the game progres…

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Bit Pilot Review

Review Zach Gage By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Bit Pilot Review

Bit Pilot will please both retro gamers and bullet hell fans. Its control scheme takes some time getting used to but the game has a lot of personality and offers some asteroid dodging fun.Bullet hell games are starting to become popular on the iphone. It's good to see cause there can be nothing as exhilarating as whipping around the screen, narrowly dodging everything that gets thrown in your way. Bit Pilot is a bullet hell game with a retro style and a unique control scheme. The quest…

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Cocoto Magic Circus Review

Review EUROCENTER By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Cocoto Magic Circus Review

The Point Blank series brings back a lot of memories. Many a mini game built around shooting a quota of enemies or completing some other shooting objective made for some entertaining gameplay. Cocoto Magic Circus is such a game. Your fairy friend has been kidnapped by an evil clown and it's up to Cocoto and his friends to brave the circus to get her back. All of the mini games involve shooting with the tap of your finger. Some games have you shooting enemies, some have you shooting sp…

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Jungle Style Pinball Review

Review OOO Gameprom By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Jungle Style Pinball Review

From the company that brought you The Deep Pinball, and Wild West Pinball, comes another pinball game. Jungle Style Pinball takes players to an ancient jungle ruin that is frought with peril, but you might just escape with some treasure as you uncover the many secrets within. Like Gameprom's previous pinball games, control of the flippers is acheived by tapping either the left or right side of the screen. You pull back the launcher to initially launch the ball, and you can shake the i…

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Radio Flare REDUX Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Radio Flare REDUX Review

The rhythm action genre is a rare one. Aside from Rez not many games have done it well. Radio Flare Redux (RFR) is here to change all that with some good ol fashioned shoot'em up action. Piloting your ship and making waste of all in your path is standard for a shmup but doing it all to the beat of some high quality music makes this quite the experience. RFR uses a duel finger control scheme. Your left thumb controls your ship, while your right locks onto enemies. You can lock onto mul…

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Eco Punk Review

Review Nitako LTD. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Eco Punk Review

Are you enviromentally conscious? If you see some garbage in your path, do you pick it up and put it in the trash? Eco Punk does. Not only does this skateboarding rabbit pick up all the garbage in his neighbourhood, he gets rid of those polluting motorists! You control Eco Punk with your finger moving him and his skateboard around the screen. The goal is to pick up all the trash you can find while avoiding the cars. Pick up enough trash and you can get powerups that will let you desto…

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Raging Thunder 2 Review

Review Polarbit By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Raging Thunder 2 Review

There are plenty of racing sims on the appstore, but sometimes you just feel like an arcade experience. Raging Thunder 2 has you driving as fast as possible, smashing into things and vying for first place. Earn enough cash and you can purchase new cars, and upgrade them for faster driving, and more intense smashing. Like most iphone racers, acceleration is handled automatically and turning is tilt based. There is a button for braking and one for boosting (and you'll definitely be hold…

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Chalkboard Stunts Review

Review Manta Research By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Chalkboard Stunts Review

In the Alpine Crawler World review, the term physics racer was used. This seems an apt title as any to describe Chalkboard Stunts. Your tiny car has to drive over a landscape of chalk ramps and jumps to get to the raceflag as quickly as possible. Your car is controlled by two arrow buttons on the sides of the screen. One accelerates left, the other right. The buttons above it are for turning your car in air to land correctly, or righting it when you've flipped. At any time, the screen…

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Gundead Defense Review

Review Longtail Studios By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Gundead Defense Review

Tower defense games are a dime a dozen on the iphone. If you're going to be taken seriously you need to be offering something special. Well how about multiplayer? Gundead Defense is a solid tower defense game that offers a multiplayer scenario to the genre that works surprisingly well. A young man named Cubby runs off to join his uncle and a gang of bank robbers to make some money, but what they didn't count on was zombies! Like all tower defense games, control is a tap away. Drag uni…

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Alpine Crawler World Review

Review Dimension Technics By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Alpine Crawler World Review

It's hard to put Alpine Crawler World (ACW) into a genre. It's part racer, and part physics sim. Like its predecessor, and Moto X Mayhem, you have to finish the race in as short a time as possible, but the terrain, and the bounciness of your vehicle make that a lot harder than it sounds. Control is quite clever. On the left and right of the screen, there are accelerator and brake pedals. You tap them and then drag down to put your foot on them to drive or stop. Any slams to your car w…

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X Games SnoCross Review

Review ESPN By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
X Games SnoCross Review

Snocross is what you get when you combine snowmobiles and motorcross. It's a high adrenaline sport with plenty of jumps to show off tricks, and it makes a good idea for a videogame. X Games Snocross by ESPN lets you take control of medalists Levi Lavallee or Heath Frisby as you race around tracks, zoom off jumps and try and performs as many tricks as possible before landing again. Control is tilt based. Tilting left and right steers the snowmobile while the buttons accelerate or put y…

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Spirit Review

Review Marco Mazzoli By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 4 months ago
Spirit Review

The Geometry Wars look has been popular for many games. With its neon glows and burts of light, it's very visually pleasing. Spirit is a game that utilizes this visual style to put you in the shoes of a ghost wrangler. Yes, a ghost who wrangles, oh, and who doesn't wear shoes. You control this ghost with your finger, moving him elegantly around the screen. The sensitivity might be a problem for some people, but it is adjustable in the options, and the movement is very fluid regardless…

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