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Luxuria Superbia Review

Review Tale of Tales By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 1 week ago
Luxuria Superbia Review

More and more, games designers are attmepting to include 'mature' content in their word. Usually, this translates into violence, swearing, and the inclusion of scantily-clad, impossibly proportioned women. However, that kind of mature content is often delivered in a fairly adolescent way. When playing Luxuria Superbia we felt that we were playing a truly adult game, one that might even make you feel a little uncomfortable. Luxuria Superbia is a game of touch and sensation. Patience p…

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Galaxy Run Review

Review Spiel Studios By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Galaxy Run Review

We should all know how the App Store works by now. A new game comes out, gains a lot of traction, and all of a sudden the store's virtual landscape is overrun with imitators. Considering how enjoyable last year's Run Roo Run was, it's surprising that the recently released Galaxy Run is one of only a few games we've seen approach its one-tap single screen platforming antics. It's up to the player to guide a stranded astronaut home via small doses of precision platforming. Each collecti…

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continue?9876543210 Review

Review starvingeyes By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
continue?9876543210 Review

Sometimes we wonder whether some games are named just to make videogame reviewers sound a bit silly. Continue?9876543210 is an iOS game about a videogame character who is living in digital purgatory, trying to cope the inevitability of his eventual deletion. Remember that cartoon series Reboot where the citizens of the computer town were sucked into videogames? And remember how if anyone was killed in a game, they disappeared to who knows where? Continue? might be the dark answer to t…

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Burn the Rope 3D Review

Review Big Blue Bubble By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Burn the Rope 3D Review

It's time for the one sentence review: Burn the Rope 3D is Burn the Rope in the third dimension. You're all most likely familiar with the gameplay of either Burn the Rope. You are presented with an image composed of rope, often of varying colour. Touching any spot on the rope and it will start burning. The flame will only stay alight if it travelling either horizontally or vertically, with vertical lengths burning much faster. The goal is to burn as much of the rope as possible.…

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Baby Lava Bounce Review

Review Jared Bailey By Dave Flodine, 9 months ago
Baby Lava Bounce Review

As gamers, we have certain expectations about he ways our virtual worlds behave. For instance, anyone who's played a platformer - especially one starring a plumber or hedgehog - will know that lava is bad. Baby Lava Bounce has come to change our conceptions. Instead of dealing firey death to all in its path, perhaps lava just wants to be loved. Problem is, rather than red hot hugs and kisses, these lava blocks can only express their affection through wanton destruction. Each lava has…

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EPOCH.2 Review

EPOCH.2 Review

Epoch. was Uppercut Games' answer to the question "how do you get a third-person cover shooter to work on a touchscreen?" The solution the team hit upon was to ditch floating joysticks altogether, and use an entirely gesture-based system to let you spring in and out of cover, target enemies, and launch special attacks. The sequel, Epoch.2, is very much a retread of the first game. It's got a bigger campaign, more weapon and upgrade options, and some new robotic enemies and bosses to t…

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Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous Review

Review One Man Left By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous Review

Tilt to Live 2 is subtitled 'Redonkulous'. This is quite a boast, especially considering the first Tilt to Live became pretty crazy over the years thanks to a series of bar-raising updates. So, given the twitch-based insanity of the original, could this sequel be that much crazier? The answer is a resounding 'yes'. Those who have played the original should feel right at home with Tilt to Live 2. As before, you must tilt your iDevice to move a tiny arrow around the screen, avoidin…

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Stealth Inc. Review

Review Curve Digital Games By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Stealth Inc. Review

Stealth Inc. is a platform puzzler with a cruel sense of humour. Like Portal's Chell before him, your little clone is trapped inside a testing facility filled with laser turrets, sentry robots, and spinning saw blades. It's up to you to guide the goggle wearing lab rat through a series of wickedly constructed death mazes, hacking into computer terminals along the way to open the exit. Being a port of a PC and console, the controls have been paired down a bit. It's definitely a little…

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Hot Mess Review

Review Nicholas Ralabate By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Hot Mess Review

Hot Mess caused a bit of controversy when it was banned from the App Store not once but twice. You see, Hot Mess is a game about burning passion. More specifically, it's a game about locating burning passion, and then dousing those white hot with flames with a jet of cold water. You take control of a fire-fighting robot, who has been sent into a hotel to save the residents from a series of blazes. After an unexpected electric shock, the robot's targeting systems go haywire, causing hi…

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Meltdown© Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Meltdown© Review

Sometimes, you need a break from the puzzles, the physics contraptions - even a good narrative. Sometimes, you just want to shoot things. Meltdown certainly excels in this area. It harbours thirty missions of randomly generated terrain and enemies, which give you access to a whole host of class and weapon upgrades. Plus - and here's the real draw - up to four players can jump in on the carnage at any given time. As a result, Meltdown is as pure a cooperative shooting experience as one…

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Octagon - A Minimal Arcade Game with Maximum Challenge Review

Review Lukas Korba By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Octagon - A Minimal Arcade Game with Maximum Challenge Review

Octagon is a game of borrowed ideas. It obviously takes its inspiration from titles such as Super Hexagon and Boson X, putting the player a punishing set of reaction-testing trials. Each stage consists of a tubular maze. You take control of a small octagon, which you must guide through the maze by swiping left and right. If you need to transfer to a platform directly above, then you swipe up to trigger a leap to the ceiling. If you can survive sixty seconds, you will cross the finish…

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LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ Review

Review Warner Bros. By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ Review

The LEGO games are, and always have been, about teamwork - friends coming together to assemble contraptions, collect shiny studs, and dismantle evil one brick at a time. It was only a matter of time, then, before developer Traveller's Tales turned its attention to that most famous of literary friendships, Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring. The result is a game that provides a slick and entertaining interactive abridgement of the Lord of the Rings movies, even if the gameplay itself is…

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Everyday Spelunker Review

Review Tozai Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Everyday Spelunker Review

Spelunker is a platformer created in 1983, remembered fondly by owners of PCs and Commodore 64s. The game was notoriously difficult, and falling to an untimely death was a frequent occurance. Factor in traps, hazards, and a ghost that just won't leave you alone, and you have an experience that could only be remembered fondly by masochists. Now, Spelunker has been faithfully ported to the iOS under the title Everyday Spelunker. So, 30 years on, how does the game stand up? Now, we coul…

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Rayman Fiesta Run Review

Review Ubisoft By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Rayman Fiesta Run Review

Rayman Jungle Run is a hard act to follow. With its dazzling visuals, tight-as-a-drum controls, and endlessly inventive levels, it set the standard for auto-runners on iOS. For the inevitable sequel, Rayman Fiesta Run, Ubisoft has pulled Rayman out of the trees and into the kitchen - or should that be 'la cocina'. You see, this sequel is all about food - specifically, Mexican food. Every aspect of every level has a distinctly Latin flavour. You'll smash pinatas and swing from da…

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Naught 2 Review

Review Blue Shadow Games S.L. By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Naught 2 Review

Naught was one of the better silhouette platformer-puzzlers to appear on the App Store in 2011. In it, you took control of a bipedal cat, whom you had to slide around cavernous levels by tilting your iPhone or iPad. It was tricky, but once you get a handle on the angles it was a pretty good time. Now, the spelunking feline has returned in a new game featuring spruced up animations, faster levels, and some seriously testing bosses. Most of these changes make Naught 2 a prettier, more e…

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