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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Harry Slater'

She-Ra turns up in He-Man

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
She-Ra turns up in He-Man

If you thought there wasn't enough girl power in He-Man: The Most Powerful Game In The Universe, then you're in luck, because the latest update to the game brings with it everyone's favourite princess of power, She-Ra. As well as letting you play as He-Man's twin sister, the new update adds different skins for the menus, and two new levels designed with the alter ego of Princess Adora in mind. We weren't the greatest fans of the game when it came out, but it's still an enjoyable, if ocassionally frustrating, little side scrolling brawler. So if you like your cartoon violence performed by a lady rather than a chap, you could do a lot worse than heading over to the App Store and grabbing th…

Metal Gear Solid Social Ops hits Japanese App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Metal Gear Solid Social Ops hits Japanese App Store

Konami and Gree's Metal Gear Solid Social Ops has snuck onto the Japanese App Store, bringing with it plenty of card based stealthy espionage action. As you'd expect from Gree, the game is a tactical card battler that takes situations and characters from the Metal Gear universe and pits them against one another. You need to build up your deck of heroes in order to take down enemies that range from single soldiers to multiple bipedal tanks. All in a day's work really. There's no word yet on when or if the game will get a worldwide release, but with the popularity of the Metal Gear series worldwide, and the pick up and play nature of card battlers, we can't imagine why it won't come out els…

Modern Combat 4 arrives on Thursday

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Modern Combat 4 arrives on Thursday

The next installment in Gameloft's Call of Duty inspired Modern Combat series, subtitled Zero Hour, will be dramatically blasting its way onto the App Store on Thursday. Android gamers will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the game, with Gameloft stating that the game should be available "shortly after" on the Google powered devices. Although Gameloft's track record on Android ports means not holding your breath for it is advisable. There's no word on a specific price yet, but Gameloft has revealed that the game will be a premium release, so something around $4.99 shouldn't be too far off the mark. With a strong single player campaign, new multiplayer modes, and some of…

Angry Birds Seasons gets advent calendar updates

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 3 months ago
Angry Birds Seasons gets advent calendar updates

Rovio has released a new update to Angry Birds Seasons that adds a wintry theme to the bird flinging, physics based destruction puzzler. There are twenty five new levels that unlock every day from now until Christmas, as well as three secret levels that apparently offer specil wintry treats. The new update also introduces the ice element, which you can expect to be both slippy and slidy, and add all sorts of new mayhem to the already pretty madcap game. The update, which pushes the game up to version 3.10, is available from the App Store right now for free. So if you fancy some Christmas themed bird on pig action, we'd suggest grabbing it as soon as possible.…

Zenonia 5 hits Android

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Zenonia 5 hits Android

Gamevil has released the next installment of its action RPG series, Zenonia, onto the Google Play Store. And that means that an iOS version shouldn't be too far behind. Subtitled Wheel of Destiny, the game is set long after the events of the fourth title in the series, and sees the world being overrun with monsters yet again. Cue some Zelda inspired top-down hacking and slashing as you try and restore order to once peaceful lands by killing everything that looks a bit like it might be about to do something bad. By the looks of the trailer, which you can check out for yourself below, it also looks like Gamevil has squashed a card battler into the game as well. Throw in PvP, four new classe…

Jet Set Radio grinds onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Jet Set Radio grinds onto the App Store

Of all the Dreamcast era classics that Sega produced - and believe me, there are many - Jet Set Radio stands out as jewel in the crown. Its mix of breakneck speed, gorgeous cel-shaded graphics, pumping soundtrack, and sub cultural cool made it one of the finest games of its generation. And now it's back on iOS. For just $4.99 you can carry a faithful recreation of the rollerblading phenomenon around with you in your pocket, sating whatever street art lusts you get in a legal and incredibly fun manner. Jet Set Radio is available from the App Store now, and it's compatible with anything from the 3GS up. You should go download it now, or maybe wait for our review. Your call.…

Steam punk train racing heading to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Steam punk train racing heading to iOS

Realore, the developers behind the Roads to Rome series has released a trailer for its fortch coming steampunk train racer, Jet Trains. The game is all about leading your jet powered train along a series of treacherous tracks, jumping out of the way of obstacles and defeating your rivals. With 31 levels, bosses to defeat, and plenty of challanges to complete as well, it looks like the game is going to offer a decent chunk of content when it's released sometime next month. In the meantime, check out the video below and see if Jet Trains is going to be something that's right up your track.…

Heroes of Order & Chaos delayed for Android

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Heroes of Order & Chaos delayed for Android

We weren't that enamoured with Gameloft's MOBA Heroes of Order & Chaos. It had some nice ideas, but they got a bit lost under connectivity issues, which just isn't good enough for an online only game. However, Android gamers haven't even had a chance to find out about the stability issues, because despite Gameloft promising a simultaneous release, the game is still conspicuous in its absence from the Google Play Store. This is because Gameloft is tinkering with some server issues they've discovered with the Android version. So hopefully Android players should have a far more stable experience when it does release than iOS players have been suffering. So if you're waiting with baited b…

Take Minecraft into the real world

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Take Minecraft into the real world

If you've ever slaved over an impressive creation in Minecraft, then you know how satisfying it is to stand back and marvel at your work. Well, imagine if everyone else in the world could do that as well. Thanks to Minecraft Reality, that's now a very real possible. The iOS app lets you upload your creations to the real world, leaving them there for others to find using their iPhone or iPad cameras. It's a clever application of AR technology, and as you can see in the video below, it lets you change the world in some pretty cool, innovative ways. Minecraft Reality is available from the App Store right now for $1.99, and if you still need to be swayed, check out the video of the app in act…

Galaxy On Fire 2 free on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Galaxy On Fire 2 free on the App Store

It's fair to say that none of us are ever going to feel the real thrill of a dogfight in space, cursed as we are to be born in a time where spaceships spend most of their time on the ground and are rarely equipped with lasers. Luckily, right now the really rather brilliant Galaxy on Fire 2 is available from the App Store for free, meaning we can live out our space fighting dreams without the danger of being sucked out in an endless vacuum. We awarded the game 5/5 when we reviewed it, and updates since then have only added to our admiration of the space faring saga. It's full of action, intrigue, and there's enough content to keep you playing for hours. It's only the standard version of…

Bladeslinger slices onto the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Bladeslinger slices onto the App Store

Kerosene Games and Lumo Arcade have unleashed their Unreal powered third person action adventure Bladeslinger onto the App Store. The game, which mixes ghoulish fantasy, steampunk, and the old west, sees you slashing your way through a variety of disgusting creatures in a quest for vengeance. You play as William Glaston, who's sword to save his home town of Hammer's Peak from the fell beasts that have overrun the once peaceful settlement. Set to be the first part of a larger story, the game features intuitive touch controls and some of the best graphics we've seen on an iOS device to date. If that's tickled your interest glands, have a look at the trailer below, then head over to the App…

Yingpei Games releases more details about Mercenary Ops

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Yingpei Games releases more details about Mercenary Ops

Yingpei Games, formerly known as Epic China, has release some more details about their upcoming Unreal powered FPS Mercenary Ops. The game, which looks to borrow more than a little from Resident Evil 4, offers 8 single player levels and 3 giant boss fights to blast your way through using innovative single finger controls. As you can see from the screenshots, Mercenary Ops is certainly looking impressive, and promises plenty of unholy beasts for you to blast into pieces. The game should be out sometime in the next month, meaning we might get to kill some zombies while enjoying Christmas dinner. If you want to know more, head over to the game's Facebook page for some more screenshots and…

Blade Lords brings F2P slashing to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Blade Lords brings F2P slashing to iOS

Soul Calibur style free to play slasher Blade Lords has gone into beta in Canada and Singapore, which usually means that a worldwide iOS release isn't too far behind. The game, which is set in feudal Japan, is all about proving you're the greatest swordsman in the world, and taking on all comers with your trusty blade to prove it. The game uses the Unreal Engine to power its 3D on a 2D plane battles, and features a simple play style that should appeal to newcomers, while offering enough depth for fighting fans to really get their teeth into. Right now it looks like Blade Lords is iPad only, but that might change once it's given a full release. If your interest has been piqued, check out…

Dragon Slayer coming soon to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Dragon Slayer coming soon to iOS

Glu Mobile has released a trailer for its upcoming cross between Monster Hunter and Infinity Blade for iOS and Android devices, Dragon Slayer. The game sees you playing a battle wizard who takes on a series of increasingly enormous flying lizards in daring one on one battles. Cue lots of magic spells and probably quite a lot of getting eaten too. Scheduled for release this week sometime, the game will be available on iOS and Android devices for the princely sum of nothing at all. We've embedded the trailer below so you can get an idea as to the size of the opponents you're going to be facing when the games hits the App Store and the Google Play Store in the not too distant future.…

Shadowgun Deadzone explodes onto iOS devices

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 4 months ago
Shadowgun Deadzone explodes onto iOS devices

Madfinger's multiplayer only follow up to their Gears of War style third person shooter has landed on iOS and Android devices, and it's looking mighty fine. The game, which is free to play, sees you blasting it out against friends and foes in a series of arenas, using guns with names like Big Boy, Mace, and S**tStorm to slay your opponents. Deadzone is free to play, and you can spend cash on lumps of gold that'll help you get the better weapons quicker. With ten playable characters, two multiplayer modes, and up to twelve players online at once, the game is set to bring console style multiplayer mayhem to smaller screens. The game is available from the App Store and the Google Play Stor…