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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Luke Bartley'

Space Miner™ Review

Review Venan Entertainment, Inc. By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Space Miner™ Review

Coming in to dock on the App store, Space Miner: Space Ore Bust will easily mine its way into your heart. Imagine if Asteroids were an RPG, with a ton of class and oozing personality, and you might be close. As the pilot of a mining ship, you must help your Uncle Jeb's failing mining company by travelling around in space, shooting asteroids and harvesting the ore within. Using the profits to upgrade your ship in a variety of ways, you go from a tub of scrap to owning a ship to be proud…

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Parachute Ninja Review

Review Freeverse, Inc. By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Parachute Ninja Review

Out of all the deadly things in a ninja's arsenal, one thing has always been missing. Parachutes! That is about to change with Parachute Ninja. After your village was burned and your family killed, you (a pacman look-a-like in a ninja suit) set out to enact revenge. Along the way your last surviving uncle Master Yo shows you the art of being a ninja. Players use slingshot platforms to fling their way through the level, while avoiding obstacles and enemies, and not falling in the water…

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Anrufen Online Review

Anrufen Online Review

There have been plenty of people craving a MMORPG on the iPhone, and Anrufen just might scratch that itch. The land of Saint Dragon is under attack by the forces of evil, and it is time for players to team up and fight back. Anrufen attempts to bring the addictive mentality of its PC predecessors, and it does a decent job of it. Anyone familiar with this type of game knows what to expect. After choosing your class, either warrior or wizard, players embark on a journey with thousands o…

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Cogs Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Cogs Review

Cogs is tile sliding puzzle game in which players must link tiles containing cogs or steam pipes in order to make a connection to the end. This simple premise can be quite an entertaining way to waste a lot of time. Chilingo have added complexity to this familiar style of puzzle by using 3D shapes in certain levels, making the player line up multiple facets of the cube to solve it. Gameplay is very simple to get the hang of. Players simply tap the tile they want to move into the empty…

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Doodle Bomb Review

Review Thruster By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Doodle Bomb Review

Doodle Bomb is a physics puzzle game where you must progress through 50 levels, throwing bombs at switches to open the door to the next level. This is made more difficult as the game progresses, requiring the player to think ahead before tossing a bomb. You throw bombs by tapping on the screen where you want the bomb to go. Tapping further from your character throws the bombs harder while you tap closer to lob them more gently. Tilting the iPhone can add some roll to your bomb after i…

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Battle Blasters Review

Review Little Guy Games Inc By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Battle Blasters Review

Battle Blasters is a futuristic combat sport which pits ruthless warriors against each other in a fight for survival, all for the entertainment of the veiwing audience. Players take up position at the top and bottom of the screen and must annihalate the opponent using projectile attacks and shields for defense. Players use the touch screen for all movement and attack moves, and for the most they are quite intuitive. Tap in your area of play to move around and avoid attacks, swipe at y…

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RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED Review

RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED Review

Riiidge Racer! Who could forget that beckoning call in the arcades? Ridge Racer has finally hit the iPhone but unfortunately, this one is something to steer clear of. The usual game modes are on offer, Arcade, Duel and Survival. Arcade is a basic race, Duel pits you against another car, and Survival is exactly as it sounds, with the last place car being eliminated each lap. Controls are limited to tilt steering, and is one of the worst implementations this reviewer has seen. They just…


Spore™ Creatures Review

Review Electronic Arts By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Spore™ Creatures Review

Spore. The mere mention of this series instantly brings thoughts of crazy looking critters eating smaller, equally crazy looking critters. This version has hit the appstore, but has failed to evolve into something very interesting. The game has you doing familiar tasks of devouring things smaller than you to increase your DNA pool, allowing you to add more body parts and become a more complex organism. There are a number of other species to interact with. Either attack creatures to wip…

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Kim Rhode's Outdoor Shooting Review

Review Naughty Bits By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Kim Rhode's Outdoor Shooting Review

Ethan Nicholas, the indie developer who brought us iShoot, has taken a break from rolling in all the money that his extremely popular debut app made him. Now he comes bearing a new game, and the high expectations we had for him were not unwarranted. Teaming up with Olympic skeet shooting gold medalist Kim Rhode, his hunting game Kim Rhode Outdoor Shooting is going for gold too. Hunting games have been somewhat hit and miss on the iPhone, but Outdoor Shooting is aiming to change that.…

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mondrian Review

Review Fuzzi Tail Software LLC By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
mondrian Review

Anybody familiar with the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian and his Neo-Plasticism artform may have an inkling to what this game is about. What is doubtful is that they expected to have the ghost of the man himself accompany the player on a quest to retrieve his paintings from all over the world. Mondrian is a block puzzler where the player must move coloured blocks around the level in order to recreate some of the paintings by Mondrian. Even though you are doing the dead man a favour, he is…

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Zwirn Review

Review luridmorn By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 7 months ago
Zwirn Review

Zwirn is an interesting game to say the least. Though first impressions are somewhat similar to Zen Bound, they are unfortunately only skin deep. Zwirn (German for twine) is a quirky puzzle game where players manipulate a piece of string from its starting point, and thread it around the level so it touches all black dots simultaneously by the time you reach the end. The first four levels are supposed to act as a tutorial, unfortunately they are not of much help. Rather than give you w…


The Horrible Vikings Review

Review Low Five Games By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 8 months ago
The Horrible Vikings Review

Low Five Games, who brought us Earth Vs Moon, is back with another offering, and this time they are gonna launch some vikings down your throat! The Horrible Vikings is a catapult game which puts the player in control of a pair of vikings as they loot and pillage the islands of ninjas. How horrible... The goal is to launch your viking through the air where he will bounce, roll, and butt slam his way along the island's obstacles, until he reaches the princess at the end of the level. Al…

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MVMG Review

Review Killerstorm Studios By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 8 months ago
MVMG Review

MVMG, or Machine Vs Machine Gun, from developer Killerstorm Studios, is a 3D shooter for the iPhone. It puts the player in the shoes of Sgt. Jackson, the last remaining soldier left in your squad, and you must fight off wave after wave of unrelenting machines, bent on your destruction. With only your mounted machine gun to fend off the hordes, you must last as long as you can. Players control their machine gun by tapping and holding on it to fire, and drag their finger around the scre…

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HYBRID: Eternal Whisper Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 12 months ago
HYBRID: Eternal Whisper Review

Gamevil is known for making quality rRPGs and Hybrid: Eternal Whisper is their latest offering. Taking on the role of Grey, a courageous young warrior, you are given the task of defending your world of Platina from the evil demons. To aid you in this task you are given magical powers and powerful combo attacks to cut a swathe through the legions of evil. Much effort has gone into making this a polished title, with nice high quality graphics, plus the obligatory scantily clad female c…

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Adrenaline Golf Online Review

Review EUROCENTER By Luke Bartley, 5 years ago
Adrenaline Golf Online Review

Golf games have been gaining popularity recently, especially in the appstore. The latest one to catch our attention is from develepors Eurocentre with their offering Adrenaline Golf Online. It is an addictive putt putt game with a focus on multiplayer. Adrenaline Golf offers four 18 hole courses to play through in multiple modes. There is Classic where you play traditional rules, trying to sink your ball in as few strokes possible, but there is also Star Hunter, where you have the add…

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