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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

Plants vs. Zombies Review

Review PopCap By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 6 months ago
Plants vs. Zombies Review

Popcap is known for some very popular addictive titles and has had some great success in porting these to the iphone. Now, just short of a year of its PC release, the cutesy tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies is now available on this mobile device. There is a pack of zombies roaming the neighbourhood and as a local homeowner, you must use the power of your garden (and the help of Crazy Dave) to repel the undead horde. Control is fantastic. Every action is a touch away, and even whe…

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AirStrike Defense Review

Review Indeeo, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 6 months ago
AirStrike Defense Review

Played Flight Control and Harbor Master to death? Need a new line drawing fix? Then you might want to give Airstrike Defense by Indeeo Games a try. In this mission based game you take control of not only ships that you need to steer from danger, but bombers to attack the enemy ships, and often this can happen in the same level. Like most line drawing games, to move your craft, you tap them and draw a line to where you want them to move. As the ships you can double tap for a boost, to…

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Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet Review

Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet Review

Twin stick shooters are becoming a popular genre in the appstore, but it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. IUGO have thrown out Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet onto the iphone, which is a solid entry into the genre with a grindhouse feel, fun weapons, and rapidly increating difficulty. The standard twin stick controls are only the default for Daisy Mae. Two other controls schemes are available, one replacing the shooting stick with a button, and for those looking for an ea…

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Riddim Ribbon feat. The Black Eyed Peas Review

Review Tapulous, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 6 months ago
Riddim Ribbon feat. The Black Eyed Peas Review

Tapulous has made some of the better music and rhythm games on the iphone with their well recieved 'Tap Tap Revenge' series. Now they're trying a new take on the rhythm genre with Riddim Ribbon. Similar in look to the indie PC game Audiosurf, players ride a wave of the music chosen, but sadly that's where the similarities end. Players tilt their iphone to move left and right along the track. The aim of the game is to keep on the small road that moves in time to the beat. Along the roa…

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Military Madness: Neo Nectaris Review

Review Hudson Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 6 months ago
Military Madness: Neo Nectaris Review

For those of you who can't get enough of turn based strategy games, one of the originals has been ressurected for the iphone. Military Madness was first released in 1989 and its sequel has been given a facelift. The story is a basic affair of axis vs allies, but with a futuristic vibe. Control is all touch based. To move a unit, you tap on it, tap where on the grid you want it to go, and then tap again to confirm the move. Attacking is similar as you double tap the enemy you wish to a…

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Space Station: Frontier Review

Review Origin8 By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Space Station: Frontier Review

The tower defense genre has been one of the more popular of the app store, patrly due to the simplicity of its touch controls. Space Station: Frontier takes the simple controls and gameplay of tower defense and adds the base building, expansion, and resource management of the RTS genre. As a mining operation on the outskirts of the solar system, you are attacked by a hostile force, and must defend your operation. If you've played a tower defense game, you know the basics. Drag a tower…

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Mr.Space!! Review

Review PONOS By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Mr.Space!! Review

Ever just feel cramped? In those situations, you need your space, and who better to give it to you, than Mr. Space!! In this simple high score game, you have seconds to control Mr. Space to safety before the roof comes crashing down and squishes everything not saved by the little nooks that you should hopefully be hiding in. Controlling Mr. Space is simple as there is a right arrow and a left arrow. Pressing it once will move Mr. Space over one space, so when a level starts, you only…

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Dragon's Lair Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Dragon's Lair Review

The year was 1983. Arcades were the place to be and utilizing new Laserdisc technology, a game came out that wowed so many people, lines were formed waiting to pop quarter after quarter into this machine. That game was Dragon's Lair. Since then, this gaming classic has been ported to everything imaginable, and now it's on the iphone. You play as Dirk the Daring, braving the dangers of Singe's castle to rescue the princess Daphne, and not die a horrible death in the process. The contro…

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The Deep Review

Review 3G Studios, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
The Deep Review

Getting away from the rat race and scuba diving off the coast of some tropical island. It would be an ideal vacation if the locals would stop asking you to risk your life fetching lost items in the murky blue. The Deep is split into two games. On land, you talk to locals, acquire quests, and can use cash to upgrade your diving equipment. The main game is in the water however, where you control your diver with an analogue stick, finding treasure, items and upgrades, flipping switches,…

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Bird Strike - GOLD EDITION Review

Review PikPok By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Bird Strike - GOLD EDITION Review

Poor little bird, all he wants is some seed. In Bird Strike, you must guide Gerald as he uses the power of rockets to launch himself further and further into the atmosphere, but what goes up must eventually come down. To initially launch Gerald off his perch you pull back the power lines. After that, it's a simple affair of tilting the iphone to move Gerald left and right, avoiding obstacles, and collecting seed. When Gerald reaches a certain height, a UFO will zap him, sending him cr…

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Modern Combat: Sandstorm Review

Review Gameloft By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 11 months ago
Modern Combat: Sandstorm Review

Gameloft is at it again! Following the enormous success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2007, They have decided to create their own desert combat FPS for the iPhone. Here's the thing though, unlike almost every other FPS on Apple's handheld device, this one actually controls decently. You play as a returning soldier undergoing an operation in the middle east, and what follows is nothing spectacular, but enough action and variety to get you through the next 10 missions. Unlike other…

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Civilization Revolution Review

Review 2K By Dave Flodine, 5 years ago
Civilization Revolution Review

Sid Meirs' Civilization series is one of the most addictive strategic video games in history. A bold statement, but its tech trees, exploration, and 'one more turn' style of gameplay has kept this reviewer glued to his screen since the early 90s. In this port of the most recent game in the series, we see how this style of gameplay transfers to the iPhone. You start the game by choosing a world leader and beginning your civilization around 3000 BC. As you build your armies, cities, and…

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Duke Nukem 3D Review

Duke Nukem 3D Review

Duke Nukem 3D, arguably one of the finest first person shooters ever made. Now a port of the game comes to the iPhone with a unique control scheme to compensate for the lack of a mouse and keyboard. The question though is does it deliver the experience we all remember and love. The game offers two control schemes and both have their problems. The analog setup features two control sticks down the bottom of the screen (one to move, one to shoot), while the digital setup breaks the stick…

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Paper Toss: World Tour Review

Paper Toss: World Tour Review

Paper Toss has been one of the most popular free games in the app store for a while. Now in Paper Toss: World Tour, Backflip Studios have added more content, as you travel the globe, flicking paper into the wastebasket on an international level. Control is the same as it's always been. To flick the paper ball into the trash, just move your finger along the screen. After each shot, the wind and direction changes, so you have to adjust your shot trajectory to compensate. World Tour off…

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Fast & Furious The Game Review

Review I-play By Dave Flodine, 5 years ago
Fast & Furious The Game Review

Fast & Furious is a racing game based on the popular movie franchise. There are plenty of game modes which are variations on the standard racing 'cross the finish line' gameplay, including a story which ties together the game modes with the movie's narrative, and an online competitive mode. Does all this variety make for a good game however? Control is pretty streamlined. For most of the racing, acceleration is taking care of automatically. You tilt the iPhone to steer left and ri…

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