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ROCK BAND Reloaded Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
ROCK BAND Reloaded Review

With over a year since the previous release of ROCK BAND on the App Store, Electronic Arts and Harmonix have finally released their next in the series, Reloaded. Much like the first release you're given 15 songs in the initial pack and a handful of paid and free song packs on offer right away. However the real standout feature with this release is the ability to sing your way to victory. Players can choose to jump in to the role of playing the guitar, bass, drums or vocals of a band a…

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Tapic Review

Review Zentertain Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Tapic Review

Freemium style titles can be a risky investment, either consuming your time utterly or requiring more money than a regular game to be worthwhile. Tapic by Zentertain is an interesting mix of paid and freemium and for fans of rhythm games it's an investment that may just be worth your time. And the reason for this is a simple one as you can finally play a tap-rhythm game with your own music library. Much like advanced rhythm games like Audiosurf, Tapic doesn't come with a preset or pur…

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Riddim Ribbon Review

Review Tapulous, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Riddim Ribbon Review

If you're a fan of rhythm games then it's hard not to have come across Tapulous and their Tap Tap Revenge series. However, the company has since decided to spread its wings and attempt something new and now players can try their side-project Riddim Ribbon without needing to listen to The Black Eyed Peas. Much like Tapulous' other basic packs this is a free title packaged with a few songs and access to a store with song packs to add to your collection. In this title you'll be presented…

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BIT.TRIP BEAT Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
BIT.TRIP BEAT Review

If we consider Pong to be the equivalent of a popular child actor of its time - seen everywhere, but not quite fulfilling its potential - then BIT.TRIP BEAT is that child actor's attempt to reinvent itself during the heady early 90's period, full of synth beats and slatherings of neon to hide its aging concept. That may sound harsh, but BIT.TRIP BEAT by Namco is a hard title to enjoy despite its basic gaming roots of hitting pixels back with a paddle you can move up and down the scree…

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KOWA-OTO Review

Review Spike-Chunsoft CO, LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
KOWA-OTO Review

There's something about Eastern horror themes that really get to me; I'll freely admit that classic movies like Ringu really got inside my head and they were hard to shake off once the film was over. KOWA-OTO by CHUNSOFT banks on this kind of horror getting under your skin and you'll have to escape a maze while being followed by a creepy possessed doll. You only have a few options once you're in the deadly maze and players can either turn around or move forward and backward. For each…

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Spark It Up Review

Review sumiguchi By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Spark It Up Review

In Spark It Up by Sumiguchi you'll take part in a magical fireworks show, setting off each rocket while creating what could only be vaguely described as music in the process. Each of the game's six currently available levels features a unique sound track that is used in combination with touching the screen to generate musical sound. With each pass of the Lumines-esque bar across the screen you'll need to swipe or tap every rocket on screen to set them off and earn points. If three roc…

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Gorillaz - Escape to Plastic Beach Review

Review Matmi By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Gorillaz - Escape to Plastic Beach Review

Ever since the turn of the century Gorillaz has gone from a funky project by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett and has turned in to a multimedia juggernaut that threatens to consume us all (this may or may not be entirely out of proportion to reality). 'Gorillaz - Escape to Plastic Beach' by Matmi is the latest in media tie-ins for the band and you'll get to take control of the deranged Murdoc as he attempts to reign in the band and defend their island home. Murdoc takes flight in a cust…

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Skelanimals Dance Party Review

Review Flying Penguin By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Skelanimals Dance Party Review

It's time to put your T-Pain hat on because Skelanimals Dance Party by Flying Penguin is ready to throw more AutoTune at you than your brain can handle. In this touch rhythm-game fans can now indulge in their love of Skelanimals while watching their favorite zombie creatures bopping away to each of the game's 10 available tracks. The controls are fairly standard for a tap-based title and players can follow a beat-bar as it slowly works its way clockwise around the screen, tapping, hol…

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Guitar Hero Review

Guitar Hero Review

It seems that when it rains at Activision, you can expect triple-A titles to pour on to the App Store. The (in)famous Guitar Hero franchise has landed on the iPhone and has almost literally blown the opposition out of the water with years of rhythm game design being packed in to this dense little App. Gamers will get a chance to play the guitar and bass in this title, giving you more bang for your buck as you attempt to master each instrument and unlock new instruments and outfits to…

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Sudden Tap Review

Review Sudden Creations By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Sudden Tap Review

You have to admire a developer that's so in to what they love that they create a game to demonstrate that passion. Sudden Tap by Sudden Creations is an Ouendan-style music-rhythm game that features music from a band called (surprise, surprise) Sudden! Sudden Tap uses a modified and simplified version of the Ouendan note-tapping system, with notes appearing in labeled order and counting down the specific time they need to be tapped by using a glowing border. For those not familiar with…

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Nirvana Revenge Review

Review Tapulous, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Nirvana Revenge Review

Nirvana joins other artists like Lady Gaga, Dave Matthews, Metallica and Justin Bieber in getting an exclusive Tap Tap game for iDevices. Nirvana Revenge is Tapulous' band exclusive title that features not only 13 well known tracks, but a selection of audio clips from interviews with the band to introduce each song. There's no major deviation from the usual formula for Nirvana Revenge, with most tracks featuring three lanes for 'beats' so the player can tap in time to their chosen son…

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Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion! Review

Review Artificial Life, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion! Review

The lead-up to the release of Linkin Park's new beat'em-up inspired game '8-Bit Rebellion' was certainly an interesting one. Friends who professed their love for the band were immediately excited; friends who professed their hatred were immediately turned off; and there was me, stuck in the middle hoping that developer Artificial Life had created more than just an interactive, branded marketing tool. 8-Bit keeps things ratcheted back with basic movement and attacking controls using to…

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The Impossible Game Review

Review FlukeDude Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
The Impossible Game Review

Originally an XBox 360 Arcade title, The Impossible Game has now made a home for itself on the App Store, bringing whole bags of frustration that will either inspire you to victory or crush your spirit in anger. The premise for The Impossible Game is simple: Finish the level. There's only one level to complete, but getting to the end will require sharp reflexes and a keen memory to get there intact. When you begin, your block will slide out of control along the level leaving you to ta…

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iMusic Puzzle Review

Review iwin, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
iMusic Puzzle Review

One feature that's lacking from a lot of music based games is the ability to bring iTunes in to the mix. iMusic Puzzle by I-play experiments with this idea by turning your iTunes catalog in to a series of arcade-style puzzles. iMusic splits tracks from iTunes in to tiny chunks that you have to sort and reorder to pass. These are represented by squares that you slide in to place in order to pass. Occasionally you'll run across bonus modes like a match-two or sorting game, but the basic…

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Likwid Review

Review FunMobility By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Likwid Review

Fans of music based games and abstract puzzle solving will probably look at Likwid by FunMobility and say, 'Oh yeah, I've played that game before'. But instead of pointing fingers over who did what first, lets just admit that there's something about this particle-stream gameplay that's positively fascinating to play with. Instead of pretending to play an instrument with taps or swipes, players need to activate cogs by passing particles of the correct color over them. This is done by m…

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