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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

The Monday Musing - The best console tie-in games for iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Monday Musing - The best console tie-in games for iPhone and iPad

Well The Elder Scrolls: Legends came out last week. It's a card game set in the super famous Western RPG universe. There are cards, monsters, and it's all wrapped up with some pleasing strategy that reveals itself as you play. But that got me thinking about big console games that have made the transition to mobile. Not ports, but games that have taken some part of their experience and transcribed that onto touchscreen. So in today's Monday Musing that's what we're going to have a look at. You can click on the emboldened names of the games to download them. And if you can think of any more, stick them in the comments all the way down there. Deus Ex GO - £4.99 / $4.99 To be honest…

The best Justice League games for iPad and iPhone

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The best Justice League games for iPad and iPhone

So the new Justice League trailer came out. It looks, er, well, this is a mobile gaming site, not a movie trailer review site, so let's just leave it at that for now, shall we? But if you're interested in DC's superheroes and you fancy playing some games on your iPhone or iPad that feature them in order to scratch that Justice League itch, well I've gone right ahead and created a list just for you. As ever you can click on the emboldened name of the games in order to be whisked away to the App Store where you can download them. And if you think I've missed any games, feel free to stick your own suggestions in the comments below. Batman Arkham City Lockdown - £5.99 / $5.99 A slick…

The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - March 24th

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - March 24th

Another week rolls to its mandated end. The time for work is almost over, the time for hoping work doesn't start again is about to begin. But how best to enjoy the leisure time your capitalist masters have granted you? Well, I don't like to tell people what to do, but you could have a crack at one of the five best iOS games that came out last week. Hell, you could have a crack at all of them if you really wanted to. With that in mind, here they all are in handy list form. As ever, click on the emboldened name of one of the games and you'll be able to download it. Don't say I never do anything for you. And make sure you come back next week to rejoice in the glory of mobile gaming all over a…

Everything you need to know about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Everything you need to know about Power Rangers: Legacy Wars for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Well, there's a Power Rangers reboot hitting the cinema soon. Because of course there is. I mean, everyone went to see the Transformers films, and quite frankly they were wobbly-camera dreck of the highest order. But hey, who am I to judge? All I know about is mobile games. But there's a Power Rangers mobile game tie-in that's just landed on the App Store. So let's have a right good write about that shall we? You can click the emboldened name of the game below to download it from the App Store. And you know what? There's a part of me that thinks maybe you should. Power Rangers: Legacy Wars - Free So what's all this then? It's a fighting game built around everyone's favourite suited-up A…

The Thursday Find - Retro Soccer

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
The Thursday Find - Retro Soccer

I have something of a soft spot for silly football. I think it stems from the fact that I'm not very good at sensible football. And when people take things seriously it genuinely upsets me and makes me want to lay down on the floor and cry. So this week's Thursday Find shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. I mean, hopefully it's going to come as something of a surprise, because that's sort of the point. Anyway, if you like what you read and you want to download the game, you can click on its emboldened name below and do just that. But what game it is I hear you scream at the top of your ash blackened lungs, well it's... Retro Soccer - Free Retro Soccer is a game about kicking a ball…

The best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - March 23rd

Feature By Harry Slater, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
The best games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now - March 23rd

Oh look, it's Thursday. You might have noticed that our round up of the best games on sale on the App Store didn't go live yesterday. That's because I was up a mountain. True story. But, I don't want to leave you short changed. I want to leave you with as much change as possible. So I'm going to do the list today instead. That's exciting, isn't it? As ever you can click on the emboldened name of the game to download it. Er, I think that pretty much covers everything I have to say on the matter. Y'all have a nice read of the list and come back soon, yeah? This War of Mine - £1.99 / $1.99 A harrowing and often heartbreaking look at war from the other side. You're a civilian who's j…

The best iPhone and iPad games for fans of Nextlix and Marvel's Iron Fist

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
The best iPhone and iPad games for fans of Nextlix and Marvel's Iron Fist

Iron Fist is Marvel's latest Netflix show, and it came out last week. It's all about a kick punching expert who comes back from a monastery in some other dimension to kick and punch people and also do business. It's not as good as Daredevil, but it's alright, I guess. And if the fighting sequences in the show have got your blood all boiled up and your desire for violence is super high, well I might be able to help. No, I'm not offering you out for a scrap, I'm presenting you with a list of some of the brawlers on the App Store that might scratch your Iron Fist itch in between episodes. As per usual you can click on the emboldened name of the game to go and download it. And if you've got a…

Four indie games we'd love to see ported to iPhone and iPad

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
Four indie games we'd love to see ported to iPhone and iPad

With indie games taking centre stage over the past week or so, I thought it was high time to have a look at some of the indie classics I'd like to see ported to the App Store. So here's a list of four different indie experiences that should make their way to iPhone and iPad. You might agree. You might disagree. Hell, you might even have your own ideas about which games you'd like to see. Feel free to share those thoughts in the comments section. But keep it civil, yeah? We're all in this together, and being mean is the worst way to get your point across. Also I'll ban you if you're mean. Fez A 2D puzzling platformer that's actually in 3D. You what mate, how is that even possible? Well…

The Tuesday best of - Colin Lane games

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
The Tuesday best of - Colin Lane games

This week's Tuesday best of is a look back at the iOS career of Colin Lane. I say that like he's dead, but I'm pretty sure he's not, since the dev released the really rather wonderful Golf Zero (with Brad Erkkila) last week. Anyway, this is a tale of some of the finest madness that the App Store plays host too. While Golf Zero might be the zenith of Lane's mobile gaming creations, it's by no-means the only thing he's made that's worth playing. So here's a list of three other games of his you should be playing. As ever a swift click on the emboldened name of the game will allow you to download it. Wrassling - Free Quite possibly the most perfect mobile wrestling game ever created. All y…

The best iPhone and iPad games in Apple's Indie Game take over - Part Two

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
The best iPhone and iPad games in Apple's Indie Game take over - Part Two

Well the indie takeover has come to an end. Did you get all the games? Or were you having trouble deciding which was the right one for you? Well don't worry, because I've played most of them, and I've gone ahead and picked the best. You can check out the first part of our feature by clicking on this link right here. Then you'll have six games that I can wholeheartedly recommend you go and play as soon as your little legs allow it. I don't really know why your legs have anything to do with it, but there you go. As ever, click or tap on the emboldened name of the games below and you'll be able to grab them from the App Store. And you should. No, really, I'm being serious, you definitely defi…

The Monday Musing - Why the indie initiative on the App Store is so important

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
The Monday Musing - Why the indie initiative on the App Store is so important

It's a move that's been a long time coming, but last week's Indie games take over of the App Store is probably one of the most important things to happen in mobile gaming over the last couple of years. Not just because it means that we got a whole load of really excellent games in such a short space of time, but because it shows that Apple is finally starting to take gaming seriously on its platform. And that fact has been cemented by Apple adding a permanent indie games showcase to the front page of the App Store. Gaming on mobile is starting to get the recognition that it deserves. Indie 4 life Now, we all know that there have been some truly excellent indie games on the App Store over…

The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - March 17th

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
The 5 best games for iPhone and iPad this week - March 17th

Oh what a week it's been. No, seriously, I think this might have been the best game for iPhone and iPad games in a very long time. There have been some real classics-in-waiting out this week, and that makes my job quite a lot easy. Well, sort of, because I've had to cut the list of really good games down to just five for this list. Don't worry though, I've managed it, because that's the sort of professional, content-focused writer I am. No, really, it is. You can click on the emboldened names of the games below to download them. And if you have to choose just one, well I'd suggest not choosing just one and getting all of them. No, seriously, they're all flippin' great. Cosmic Express - &p…

It's Saint Patrick's Day - Here are the Irish-developed iPad and iPhone games to celebrate with

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
It's Saint Patrick's Day - Here are the Irish-developed iPad and iPhone games to celebrate with

It's Saint Patrick's Day. It's a time to get together with your friends and drink copious amounts of sludgey black beer while wearing silly hats. What could be better? Well I guess we could celebrate some of the Irish-developed games that you can download and play on the App Store right now. That'd probably be more interesting and culturally relevant, y'know, if you're into that sort of thing. As ever you can click on the emboldened name of the games below to download them. And if you've got your own Irish-developed fancy then make sure you stick it in the comments all the way down there at the bottom of the article. Star Commander - Free A big, casual RTS that sees you taking command…

The Thursday Find - Ticket to Earth

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months ago
The Thursday Find - Ticket to Earth

Oh Thursday, you beautiful lumbering beast. So full of hope for the days that follow, so full of rage for the things that have passed before it. Or something like that, I don't know. All I know is Thursday means it's time for the Thursday Find. This week, thanks in part to the App Store indie game take-over, there have been an awful lot of really, really good games coming out. But I think this one is definitely the one you should be playing. It's called Ticket to Earth, and it's a mesmerising mix of puzzler and RPG. There are more words about it in the paragraphs below this one. Oh, and click on the game's emboldened name in a few words time and you'll be able to grab it from the App Store…

Why PlayStation Now coming to iPhone and iPad is a good, or bad, idea

Feature By Harry Slater, 5 months, 1 week ago
Why PlayStation Now coming to iPhone and iPad is a good, or bad, idea

In an interesting development, yesterday Sony announced that it was set to add PS4 games it its PlayStation Now service. That essentially means you'll be able to play streaming current gen console games on your PC. And that's a tantalising prospect, if you ask me, because I think we're now only about two steps away from PlayStation Now turning up on mobile. And that means PS4 games on your phone or tablet. Sure you'll need a 5MB internet connection to make it all work, but with the advent of 5G networks, and super fast home broadband, what's to stop Sony making the leap and letting us mobile gamers get some of that sweet, sweet console action. But what are the arguments for and against Pl…