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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

Gameloft porting 12 titles to Windows Phone 8

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Gameloft porting 12 titles to Windows Phone 8

Gameloft has announced that it's hard at work on porting 12 of its most popular iOS and Android games on to Microsoft's recently released Windows 8 Platform. There's no firm release date for the titles yet, just a vague 2012/2013, but they're a mixed bag of casual and hardcore games that should appeal to a broad spectrum of gamers. Most excitingly for Windows Phone 8 players Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, the upcoming installment in Gameloft's CoD aping military shooter series is making the shift in the not too distant future. There's also the dynamic duo of superhero movie tie-ins The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, and sci-fi FPS epic N.O.V.A 3. You can check out all of the…

Square Enix set to drop their prices?

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Square Enix set to drop their prices?

It looks like there might be some wriggle room in Square Enix's often derided pricing structure. The Japanese power house's head of mobile for Europe, Antony Douglas, had some interesting things to say on the subject at the recent Casual Connect conference in Kiev. “$20 for something you can play for 30 or 40 hours is still cheaper than what you can get on a handheld.  [Square Enix] Japan are trying that and seeing how it works, and it works very well in Japan." "It has been commented on quite a lot in Europe in the West, [and] they’re responding to it.  They’re seeing the feedback, and there will probably be changes in the way that it’s structured.”…

Dead Triggers gets new level for Halloween

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Dead Triggers gets new level for Halloween

Madfinger's violent zombie slaughtering FPS is set to receive a spooky update to celebrate that most terrifying of all commercialised holidays, Halloween. The new update, which is already available on the Google Play Store, adds a new graveyard level to the game, as well as plenty of pumpkin-headed undead for you to murder in various ways. There's a new weapon to aid you in your undead massacre as well, a crossbow that fires incendiary bolts that spread fire, death, and mayhem wherever they land. iOS owners should be getting the update pretty soon, and anyone with a Android device powerful enough to run the game should have it already. To whet your appetite in the meantime, here's a spook…

Fieldrunners 2 updated for Halloween

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Fieldrunners 2 updated for Halloween

Subatomic Studios has updated the really rather brilliant Fieldrunners 2 just in time for Halloween, adding in a new Jack O'Lantern tower that spews out powerful gouts of fire. Called the BOOM-kin tower, the spooky new weapon in your arsenal isn't the only new addition to the game. There have been some quite extensive tweaks to the game too to increase loading time and optimise performance. As well as the behind the scenes stuff, the game now features iCloud saves, so you can play on one iOS device, and pick up where you left off on another, even crossing your saves between the iPad and IPhone versions. The updated version of the app should be in the App Store right about now, and if yo…

Gamelion releases League of Heroes

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Gamelion releases League of Heroes

Gamelion, the developer behind Monster Shooter and Doodle Fit has released a new free-to-play hack and slasher called League of Heroes. Set in a rich fantasy universe populated with gorgeous, hand drawn 2D sprites, the game looks to riff on the likes of Zelda, giving you an isometric world to attack with your trusty weapon. The game offers enormous boss battles, huge hordes of enemies for you to slice and dice your way through, and a huge number of quests to sate the adventurer's urge in all of us. League of Heroes is available right now from the App Store for nothing at all, and we've embedded a trailer below so you can get a taste of the brightly coloured fantasy violence you're going…

Super Meat Boy iOS delayed

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 5 months ago
Super Meat Boy iOS delayed

The iOS version of Team Meat's super difficult, super gory platformer Super Meat Boy has been delayed for a little while as the two man dev team focus on a different project. Speaking on their blog, the team said that while the game would see the light of day on iOS devices soon, new cat mutating title Mewgenics was going to be their focus for the time being. There's no word yet on whether Mewgenics will appear on iOS devices, but Team Meat moved to reassure fans of their hardcore platformer that Super Meat Boy would definitely rear its meaty head on iOS. "SMB fans need not worry, the new Super Meat Boy (SMB:TG) is still in dev, just on hold till we squeeze this little kitten out of our…

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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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…