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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

Borderlands set to make its iOS debut

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Borderlands set to make its iOS debut

According to a page from the digital strategy guide for Borderlands 2 dug up by IGN, It looks like 2K's post apocalyptic RPG/FPS hybrid is set to make its bow on mobile devices. Borderlands Legends takes place in the same rich universe as its console brethren, and features Roland, Lilith, Mordecai, and Brick - the stars of the original Borderlands - in a wave based battle built specifically for iOS devices. The game, which sees you leading your favourite character in a series of randomised missions, levelling them up and gaining powers as you do, is set to see the light of day sometime this month, although no firm release date has been given just yet. Still, it's good to see another pop…

GREE releases new game targetting the "mid-core"

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
GREE releases new game targetting the "mid-core"

GREE has released a new monster nabbing title that it hopes is going to bridge the gap between the hardcore and the casual. So there's epic adventure and battles, alongside world building and house keeping tasks. Called Monster Quest, the game is all about capturing 400 different types of beast, then building up your own personal army of monstrous servants. There's a PVP mode as well that allows you to pit your army against another player's, battling it out to see whose collection of hideous creatures is the strongest. “From casual to mid-core games, our mission is to continuously expand our content offering to provide deeply entertaining experiences to all types of mobile gamers…

Infinity Blade Dungeons delayed until next year

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Infinity Blade Dungeons delayed until next year

If you've been looking forward to some Infinity Blade style dungeon crawling this year, then we've got bad news for you. According to AllThingsD Epic and Impossible Studio's Diablo aping hack and slasher has been put back until 2013. “Ever since the talented team at Impossible Studios got their hands on Infinity Blade: Dungeons, they’ve been busy adding their great ideas to the game,” spokesman Wes Phillips told the website. “There was also the matter of getting the Impossible Studios team up and running with desks, chairs, staplers and computers. The logistics of a new studio and implementing all these great ideas required a little extra time, so Infinity Blade:…

Sonic Jump leaping on to the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Sonic Jump leaping on to the App Store

Sega is set to release its first smartphone-only Sonic title, Sonic Jump, which sees you leading the blue hedgehog through a variety of vertical levels. The game plays a lot like Doodle Jump, with the blue speedster leaping whenever he touches a platform and tilts of your device controlling the direction of his jumps. There are some Sonic-y twists thrown in too, with power ups that give you boosts that are going to be familiar to anyone who's played a Sonic game before, and boss battles against the evil Dr. Eggman. Sonic Jump should be available from the App Store pretty darn soon, and it'll set you back $1.99.…

100 day game Super-Fluid hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
100 day game Super-Fluid hits the App Store

Super-Fluid is the result of one hundred days of hard work. Created as part of Virgin Media's 100 Day challenge, the game is a side scrolling puzzler. The game was built by a team of four graduate developers from the University of Essex in the UK, who after forming Surface Tension Studios were propelled into a heady century of developing, testing, and getting advice from some of the best in the business. "We’ve had a fantastic time and would like to thank Virgin Media for giving us this amazing opportunity." said Dave Pearson from Surface Tension in a press release. "We've always wanted to work in the games industry and now thanks to this competition it's really happening. We&rsqu…

Sword of Fargoal 2 gets Kickstarted

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Sword of Fargoal 2 gets Kickstarted

The best success stories are always the ones that skirt dangerously close to failure. So it was with Sword of Fargoal 2's Kickstarter adventure, which saw the retro Rogue-like scrape past its funding amount with seconds to spare. The game is a true sequel to a C64 dungeon crawler that came out more than a quarter of a century ago and challenged you to raid randomly generated dungeons in order to discover and reclaim the titular sword. This new polished version will feature new monsters, new dungeons, new heroes - pretty much new everything really, while drawing on the legacy of the original. If you fancy trying out some old school dungeon crawling action and you can't wait for Fargoal 2,…

Gamevil releases Zombie Gunner

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Gamevil releases Zombie Gunner

If slaughtering zombies is your cup of tea, then the App Store is likely a favourite haunt. And Gamevil has just added an extra bag to the urn with Zombie Gunner. The game is a side scrolling, cartoon shooter in a similar vein to Metal Slug, and casts you as Andrew, a civilian with a surprisingly impressive arsenal who's out to rescue his daughter from the stinking clutches of the undead horde. Like most of Gamevil's output, Zombie Gunner is free-to-play, meaning you can pick up the app for nothing, but you'll have to pay for certain items or to boost your coffers of currency. The game is available from the App Store right now, and it's probably worth a go just to see those gorgeous car…

Ivy the Kiwi? makes it to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Ivy the Kiwi? makes it to iOS

Ivy the Kiwi?, Yuji Naka's impressive vine swinging platformer, has finally made its way on to the App Store, bringing with it all of the former head of Sonic Team's design nous and charm. The game is all about guiding a stranded, flightless Kiwi through 50 levels, with the ultimate goal of reuniting her with her mother. Ivy's too young to jump or fly though, so you need to help her by pulling vines down for her to swing on. Highly praised when it first came out on Windows Phone, and when it was released on the Nintendo DS, the game is perfectly at home on touchscreen devices, and is a must buy for anyone with a penchant for platforming fun. Best of all, it's launched at a discounted pr…

Crazy Taxi skids onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Crazy Taxi skids onto the App Store

Sega's Arcade and Dreamcast classic Crazy Taxi should be making its way to an App Store near you anytime soon, bringing with it the smell of burning rubber and the sound of mid-nineties punk rock. The game, for those of you who haven't played it, is all about delivering fares to their destination before the time runs out, with some point scoring power sliding and insane jumps thrown in for good measure. It's the latest in an increasingly long line of Sega properties that are making their way onto iOS devices. We've already seen a swathe of Sonic games, but there are more Dreamcast classics on the horizon too, so watch this space. Crazy Taxi should set you back around $4.99 once it lands…

He-Man brawler coming to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
He-Man brawler coming to iOS

If, like me, you have a soft spot for mid eighties cartoons, then you're going to be leaping around, giddy with joy at the announcement over on IGN that a new He-Man brawler is heading to iOS devices. The game is a side scrolling hack-and-slasher, and features seven different areas of Eternia, split into twenty seven different levels, for you to brawl your way through. The game is published by Chillingo, and developed by Glitchsoft, who created the pretty darn good Star Marine: Infinite Ammo. As you can tell from the screenshot above, it's looking gorgeous, with chunky sprites that pay homage to the original cartoon. There's no firm release date yet, although we expect the game will be…

Rocketcat Games releases a trailer for Punch Quest

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Rocketcat Games releases a trailer for Punch Quest

Rocketcat Games, the developer behind the really rather wonderful Super Quickhook, and the equally wonderful Mage Gauntlet, has released a trailer for its next game, Punch Quest. The game looks like a homage to the side scrolling beat 'em ups of the 16bit era, complete with rideable dinosaurs and explosive button mashing combos. There appears to be a decent dollop of humour in the game too, with costume changes and ridiculous enemies all adding to the chortle value of the sprite based brawler. And if Rocketcat's pedigree is anything to go by, we should all be in for a treat. Punch Quest is sitting in Apple's decision making lap right now, being pawed over by the powers that be to make sur…

True Axis releases a teaser trailer for True Skate

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
True Axis releases a teaser trailer for True Skate

True Axis, the developer behind the award winning Jet Car Stunts, has released a new trailer showing off some gameplay from their upcoming skating flick-a-thon, True Skate. The game lets you control a digital skateboard with your fingers, swiping and tapping out tricks in a pretty similar way to how you'd perform them with your feet in real life. While it does bear some similarities to Touchgrind, a change in camera angle means you can see a lot more of the park spread out around you, and plan better routes through the various obstacles. True Skate should be hitting the App Store pretty soon, but in the meantime, check out the trailer we've embedded below to get a flavour of the skate boa…

Glu Mobile releases trailer for Deathdome

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Glu Mobile releases trailer for Deathdome

Glu Mobile has released the first trailer for its upcoming Infinity Blade style hack, slash, and blocker, Deathdome, and it's looking pretty impressive indeed. The trailer shows off a gritty, post apocalyptic wasteland that owes more than a little to 2K's Borderlands, and a little bit more than that to Mad Max 2. It looks like you're job is going to be pulverising mutant gladiators in the titular Deathdome, using touch screen swipes and taps to attack and dodge. The game is set to release for iOS and Android devices in the not too distant future, and you can check out the entertainingly violent trailer embedded below. Via Phandroid…

Hack and smash with Wraithborne from Alpha Dog Games

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Hack and smash with Wraithborne from Alpha Dog Games

There's nothing wrong with hankering after a bit of Unreal Engine powered iOS dungeon crawling, but with Infinity Blade Dungeons still a little way off, where does one turn to sate their violent, looty lust? Alpha Dog Games and Crescent Moon are hoping that you'll choose Wraithborne, a touch controlled fantasy that's dripping with the sort of violence and magic that true adventurers crave. The game looks set to include some intuitive touch screen features, such as tracing Runes with a finger to unleash your magical spells, and the environments you're going to be stomping around in look absolutely gorgeous. We've included a trailer below to give you a taste of what the game has in store fo…

Crescent Moon Games releases a trailer for Ravensword: Shadowlands

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Crescent Moon Games releases a trailer for Ravensword: Shadowlands

If you like your fantasy high and your games epic, then Crescent Moond Games's new iOS RPG Ravensword: Shadowlands is set to tick your boxes in ways you might not have thought possible. You might remember we reviewed the original Ravensword game, The Fallen King, many moons ago. It got a perfect score. And it looks like this sequel has improved on pretty much everything its predecessor had to offer. There's more than an air of Skyrim in the first trailer for the game, which you can check out below, and it will apparently sport more than 40 hours of play time for anyone who wants to see everything it has to offer. The game is slated for a release sometime before the end of the ye…