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Abra-Ca-Bacon update hitting Angry Birds Seasons May 16th

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 2 months ago
Abra-Ca-Bacon update hitting Angry Birds Seasons May 16th

After yesterday's update to Bad Piggies the Angry Birds are getting their own back with new content for Angry Birds Seasons hitting the App Store next week. The Abra-Ca-Bacon update brings with it 30 new levels, as well as 6 secret levels to try and unlock, and a whole new way of killing pigs – portals. These magic tunnels suck fowl and debris in at one end before spitting it out somewhere else. Like the Portals in Portal, basically. But with pigs, birds, and crumbling lumps of masonry. It won't cost you anything to get all this extra content, and it'll go live on the App Store on May 16th. You can check out a trailer for the new goodies below.…

Bad Piggies gets a new update

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 2 months ago
Bad Piggies gets a new update

Rovio's Bad Piggies are at it again, with a content update that adds fifteen new levels, two new contraptions, a new sandbox, and a new replay function to the porcine based physics puzzler. The new tools at your disposal are suction cup tyres, which let you drive up walls, and spring loaded boxing gloves that allow you to power your pigs with some well placed punches. Perhaps the biggest draw of the update however is a new replay mode. Here you can record and share your favourite piggy escapades, showing friends across your favourite social networks just how brilliant your plans and contraptions are. The update is live right now on the App Store and it'll cost you nothing at all, which as…

Bastion on sale on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 2 months ago
Bastion on sale on the App Store

If you haven't played Supergiant Games's breathtakingly good looking RPG Bastion yet then you're running out of excuses because for a limited time it's available on the App Store for the ridiculously cheap price of 99c. In our 5/5 review we described the game as “a wonderful adaption of an outstanding action title and one that feels at home on the App Store thanks to its control modifications”, heaping praise on its stunning visuals and clever controls. There's hours of game to sink your teeth into here, with ten upgradeable weapons to master, and more than forty gorgeous hand drawn environments for you to explore. So if you're after a challenging adventure that'll keep you pla…

Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Star Wars pinball gets a price cut

If you like Star Wars and pinball, but you haven't bought Star Wars pinball from the App Store yet, then now's a pretty good time. That's because its price has been slashed to celebrate Star Wars day, which is May the 4th. Obviously. The game will now set you back just 99c, which is pretty cheap for a digital recreation of pinball covered in pictures of your favourite characters from the Star Wars films. Even if you don't like Star Wars, it's still a pretty good deal. You can also grab individual Star Wars themed tables as IAPs from Zen Pinball for just 99c. If it's Star Wars themed and somehow involves pinball you can bet it's probably cheap. You can grab the app for your iPhone or iPad…

Perfection calmly making its way to the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Perfection calmly making its way to the App Store

Sometimes you don't want to play an angry game about murdering people or aliens, sometimes you just want to cut up shapes until they look like other shapes. And that's precisely what Perfection allows you to do. From the developer of Sling It!, the game is a pleasingly simple experience that sees you drawing lines through different irregular shapes to make another irregular shapes. It boasts that it has infinite variations of puzzles too, which is quite a lot of puzzles. With lots of soothing, endlessly forgiving gameplay to engage with, and a system that means you never have to go back to a puzzle once you've completed it, there's plenty here for the casual gamer to get their teeth into,…

Star Command finally arriving on iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Star Command finally arriving on iOS

It's been a long and bumpy road for Star Command, but after two Kickstarter campaigns, $200,000 of crowd funded cash, and a year of slipping release dates, the game is finally set to hit the App Store on the May 2nd. The game puts you in control of your own space ship, letting you build it as you see fit, and populating it with a diverse cast of characters. Once you're jetting about the galaxy you'll encouner diverse alien races and get in laser battles with them, The game's going to hit the App Store for $1.99 and it'll be a universal app, which is quite fitting for a game that's about exploring the cosmos. We've embedded a trailer below for your viewing pleasure, but bear in mind it did…

Dark Avenger gets a dark trailer

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Dark Avenger gets a dark trailer

Do you want to be a dark avenger? Do you even know what a dark avenger is? Well, by the looks of the first trailer for Gamevil and Boolean Games's upcoming iOS game, it involves a massive amount of murder, flashing numbers, and picking stuff up. The game appears to be a pretty standard dungeon crawling hack and slasher with expansive character customisation options, lots of loot to find, and screen-fulls of enemies to reduce to quivering wrecks with your sword swinging antics. We don't have any word yet on when the game's coming out, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it landing on the App Store in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, check out the trailer we've embedded for your pe…

Lego Batman: DC Superheroes swings onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Lego Batman: DC Superheroes swings onto the App Store

If you like superheroes, building things, smashing things, and large winged rodents, then you're in for a treat today, because Lego Batman: DC Superheroes has made its way onto the App Store, bringing with it all of those things and more. There are two control methods that let you throw Batman and company around the game, with a newly designed scheme for touch screen devices and the more traditional floating joystick both vying to be the one you poke the most. With more than 80 characters to unlock, special abilities to master, and a huge story driven single player campaign to explore, there's enough content here to keep you playing for a good long while. The game is available from the Ap…

Fancy slaughtering some zombie mutants?

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Fancy slaughtering some zombie mutants?

House of the Dead: Overkill took the lightgun franchise into some brilliant new territory, infusing it with a 70's exploitation vibe and a lot more blood and gore. It's big, silly, and now there's a new version on iOS. Called The Lost Reels, the game features the original cast of the Wii hit, and throws them into three stages of gory b-movie style violence. Shoot mutants, collect cash, and upgrade your weapons to become the best zombie slaughterer on the planet. If you like your shooters grim and blood splattered, but not afraid to have a cheeky wink to the camera, then House of the Dead: Overkill The Lost Reels is likely to be right up your alley. Throw in a survival mode and three differ…

Haunted Hollow creeps onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Haunted Hollow creeps onto the App Store

There might be quite a buzz around the iPad version of XCOM, but Fireaxis is easing itself into the iOS game gradually and first on their list is the tactical spook story Haunted Hollow, which is available right now on the App Store. It's a game about marshalling your minions into effective fighting groups, storming towns to capture the townsfolk, and generally being as frightening as you can. There are Fireaxis's strategy finger prints all over the game – base building, different units, resource gathering – but it's all presented in a twee cartoon style. You'll mainly be fighting against friends and enemies in the multiplayer mode, but there's a solid single player campaign he…

Hiversaires is a cryptic point and click adventure

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Hiversaires is a cryptic point and click adventure

Back in the old days you didn't have maps in your games, you had to make them yourself, drawing out the turns and encounters you came across as you explored whatever labyrinth the developer had made for you. And that sense of discovery is something that Hiversaires is aiming for. Created by Devine Lu Linvega, the game takes place in a shadowy futuristic world, presents you with no text, and leaves you alone to explore, experience, and puzzle your way through its stark grey corridors with taps and swipes. This isn't your standard iOS fare, as you might imagine, and it's not going to spark much interest in the casual crowd, but for those who long to be the cartographers on their own expediti…

Iron Man 3 trailer arrives, possibly heroically

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Iron Man 3 trailer arrives, possibly heroically

Last summer, Gameloft released a couple of superhero movie tie ins – The Amazing Spider-man and The Dark Knight Rises. While neither of them was spectacular, they were solid third person brawlers with a premium price point and a good chunk of heroic content for you to get your teeth into. Fast forward to now and Iron Man 3 is the latest license that Gameloft has their hands on, but rather than building a similar free-roaming beat 'em up, they've turned Tony Stark's latest adventure into a free-to-play endless runner where you spend money on upgrading Iron Man's suits. They've just released the first trailer – you'll find it embedded below – which shows what you can expect…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles run onto the App Store

If you grew up in the late eighties then you've probably got a soft spot for four mutated amphibians named after famous Italian painters. Well, they're seeing something of a resurgence at the moment thanks to a new animated series from Nickolodeon and an upcoming blockbuster movie reboot. And now they're available on your iOS device in endless runner form. Based on the Nickolodeon cartoon, the game sees you choosing your favourite of the turtles and running through an endless city scape punching goons out of the way. There's plenty of fan service going on, as you'd imagine, although we're not sure about the control system, which appears to use a single tap to do everything. Still, the idea…

Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

Tin Man Games has built up an impressive catalogue of digital game books, with licenses from Fighting Fantasy and Judge Dredd, as well as creations from their own imagination. Their latest springs from the mind of the creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Zach Weinersmith and features narration by geek legend Wil Wheaton. Trial of the Clone is a hilarious romp through a fantastical future that's not afraid to take sly digs at pretty much every famous science fiction series you can imagine. Full of swearing, gore, jokes, and terrible puns, there's a lot to like if you like a laugh. Using a variation on Tin Man Games's usual dice rolling system, the game plays a bit quicker than other…

They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

They Need To Be Fed is one of the finest platformers available on the App Store, with the only thing stopping it getting a perfect score in our review the simple fact that it was too short. Well, They Need To Be Fed 2 is on the way, and it's looking to set that problem right. The simple and effective look of the first game remains in place, with black platforms placed on brightly coloured backgrounds, and just like before you're going to be leaping around, defying gravity, collecting diamonds, and making sure the carnivorous beasts at the end of the level don't go hungry. There are a few twists to the formula too, with new obstacles, different plants that you need to grow to help you compl…