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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Kym Holmes'

Alert! Incoming! Review

Review Floodlight Software LLC By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 5 months ago
Alert! Incoming! Review

Alert! Incoming! is a space shoot em up whereby the player takes on the role of a large defence laser that must destroy incoming enemies before they reach your shields and destroy your ship. With no instructions or tutorials, you must learn the controls on your own which involve holding your finger and sliding it across the arrows on the bottom to aim your laser. To change weapons, you tap on the weapon icon to choose which defence weapon you wish to use. However, changing weapons has…


Cliffed XL Review

Cliffed XL Review

Cliffed is a twitch gaming, race to the bottom style game in which you must simply manoeuvre your character around ledges and rocks faster than the screen moves to catch you. Whatever you do, don't blink, unless you want to get Cliffed. The controls in Cliffed are very easy to use with the 2 sides of the screen set apart for you to control your character's movement left and right with your thumbs. By double tapping the area, you perform a quick dash which can give you that valuable ti…

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YAHTZEE™ Adventures Review

Review Electronic Arts By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
YAHTZEE™ Adventures Review

If you are or were a fan of Hasbro's scoring die game Yahtzee, then EA's iPhone port of Yahtzee Adventures offers a great new way to play an old favourite. The main adventure mode has you playing against various NPCs around the world to hone your Yahtzee skills and try to beat them all. The controls are well thought out allowing you to shake the iphone to roll the die or simply click the cup to roll them. You then click the die you wish to hold after each roll until you choose your be…

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Pro Surfing Review

Review Traction Games By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Pro Surfing Review

Pro Surfing is a surfing game for the iPhone in which you can either freeplay to achieve a big score, or compete in a surfing tour to try to beat scores of NPC opponents on waves around the world. Whilst the controls are fairly intuitive, they are not easy to master. Your surfer is controled on the waves by tilting the iPhone to turn. There are also 5 buttons on screen that allow you to stall or perform various tricks when you get air off a wave. Getting your surfer to do what you wan…

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Cluck It! Review

Cluck It! Review

Why did the chicken cross the road? In Cluck It, you find out! Cluck It is a simple, yet addictive game in which you must get your chicken and her chicks across the road without getting hit by cars. The game is controlled by tapping the screen to move your chicken a step further out into the road until you make it all the way to the other side. At each step, the chicken matches the speed of the cars as they travel so you only need to get your timing right when taking steps into the ne…

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3D Mini Golf Challenge Review

Review RockYou, Inc. By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
3D Mini Golf Challenge Review

If you're into mini golf, 3D Mini Golf is on par to be a hit. The game takes you through various themed courses providing challenges you must meet in order to advance. The game is controlled by moving your finger in the direction you wish to swing and sliding down from the ball to set your hit power. You can also rotate the camera to have a look around the hole by sliding your finger around the viewport. Visually, the game has a cute 3D interface which is well suited to the style of…

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Doodle Army Review

Review Chad Towns By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Doodle Army Review

Since the inception of iPhone gaming, it seems stick figures have found their new home. Doodle Army is the latest of these in which you play the stick figure version of Rambo, running through 2D levels, mowing down enemies in your path with a plethora of different weapons. The controls are fairly standard with on screen buttons for left, right and jump, as well as the option to either drag your finger where you wish to shoot, or to use another controller button to do the aiming. These…

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Stair Dismount Universal Review

Review Secret Exit Ltd. By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Stair Dismount Universal Review

Pushing someone down a flight of stairs is dangerous and not recommended. In the case of Stair Dismount, it's not only acceptable, it's your objective. The more bones you break and injuries you cause, the more points you score. Of course it's only a dummy, so don't try this at home. The controls are fairly straight forward: position an arrow on the dummy as your "push zone" and then click the large button when the meter reaches the strength you want to use. This will send your ragdoll…

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Implode! XL Review

Implode! XL Review

If you've ever watched the documentaries where demolitions experts bring down buildings with incredible precision and thought to yourself, "I could do that", then Implode! for the iPhone might just be the game for you. Implode! is a puzzle game in which you are given a 2 dimensional chalk drawing of a structure to which you must attach strategically placed explosives in order to bring down the structure to below the required line to advance. The controls have been well thought out and…

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Trundle Review

Review mobile bros., LLC By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Trundle Review

Trundle is a puzzle based game whereby you roll and jump a blue glowing ball through obstacles to continue to the next screen. Similar in essence to games like Rolando, Trundle has a unique visual quality and addictiveness that makes it stand out. The controls are simple enough in that you tilt the screen to roll the ball and tap the screen to jump. Working out the best timing for jumps to use the appropriate inertia can take time, but it all adds to the challenge of the game. There i…

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Eveningstar Review

Review Divine Robot Ltd By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Eveningstar Review

Eveningstar is a forward scrolling shoot em up with a slightly different focus on the way you destroy enemies. The goal, as with most shoot em ups, is to fly to the end of the level killing enemies along the way to eventually take down the boss. The difference that Eveningstar uses to separate it from any other space shoot em ups is that you have an energy ball floating around the ship that acts as your primary weapon. To control the ship, you simply move your finger around the screen…

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Glow Hockey 2 Review

Review Natenai Ariyatrakool By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Glow Hockey 2 Review

If you were to blend Air Hockey with the neon glow of Las Vegas, the resulting smoothie would come out looking somewhat like Glow Hockey. Glow Hockey is a simple Air Hockey game for the iPhone that replaces the table, puck and sticks with neon glowing counterparts. As per other Air Hockey games, you control your stick with your finger and simply drag it to hit the puck when it enters your side of the table. There's nothing outlandish or different, but the controls are simple and respo…

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Comet Racer Review

Review Donut Games By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Comet Racer Review

The newest in Donut Games' lineup of arcade games for the iPhone is Comet Racer. Comet Racer is a simple, top down racing game where you fly a spaceship around paths cut out of asteroids in the shortest amount of time possible. Like many of Donut Games' games, the controls are very easy to use and understand, with a button for acceleration and two buttons to steer left and right. You need only steer your spaceship around the asteroids, avoiding the walls and occasional missle whilst t…

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Buster Red Review

Review Edwin Iskandar By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Buster Red Review

Buster Red is a simple, top down arcade style space shooter in which you advance through levels by simply shooting through the many waves of enemies that fly onto the screen. You control your ship by  dragging your finger around the screen to move whilst avoiding enemies and enemy fire. To save you from RSI, your ship is constantly firing so you need only drag it to the appropriate places on the screen to shoot the waves of enemies. The game offers early powerups to give you maxi…

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Assassin's Creed II Discovery Review

Review Ubisoft By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Assassin's Creed II Discovery Review

Assassin's Creed II Discovery is the latest release in the renowned Assassin's Creed series from Ubisoft. The iPhone version is a sidescrolling platformer with a focus on speed, stealth, and action to entertain the player as they take on a series of missions following the story of beloved hero Ezio. The game is controlled through a fairly intuitive slider bar which is used to move Ezio at different speeds while 3 context sensitive buttons provide options from standard fighting and jum…

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