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Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Save A Hotel Chain From Bankruptcy In Jane's Hotel 2 On iPhone

Hidden object titles, city-management sims, RTS games: G5 Entertainment aren't afraid to try their hand at a wide spectrum of video gaming genres. They're probably most readily associated with the time-management or business-management categories, mind, including the Supermarket Mania and Stand O'Food franchises. One of G5 Entertainment's most popular business-management characters is Jane, who's already featured in Jane's Zoo and Jane's Hotel on iPhone. A busy lady, I'm sure you'll agree. There's no rest for the wicked, though, for she's preparing to star in Jane's Hotel 2, which hits the App Store on 8th September. Unfortunately for the titular heroine, her family's hotel chain is abo…


Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Sequel To Action-Puzzler To-Fu Due Out This Week

The nature of the game development life cycle normally means you can expect sequels to appear approximately a year after their predecessors. Not in HotGen's world. This UK-publisher has decided to not only rip the iPhone games rulebook up, but to also feed it through the office shredder, and dump it into the recycling skip. So, despite HotGen's action-puzzler-platformer To-Fu: The Trials of Chi only stretching and pinging itself onto the App Store in May, its follow-up is due this Thursday. To-Fu 2 will feature the same challenging gameplay and elastic protagonist as its forerunner, but will introduce a new game mode and include over 100 obstacle-laden levels. We awarded its forebear 4…


Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Reckless Getaway Drops Down A Gear To 99c For Labor Day Weekend

Darn those jammy Yanks. While the rest of the world toils away at work this Monday in a deceptively cold office, the smelly cockpit of an articulated lorry, or down a dangerous mine, those American dudes can enjoy the mother of all lie-ins. Perhaps to console we unfortunate souls in the UK , Australia, and beyond during Labor Day Weekend, Reckless Getaway developers Polarbit have driven down the cost of their wacky iPhone racing sim. For a limited time, Reckless Getaway's $2.99 virtual price tag has been tossed into the garbage bin and replaced by a 99c sticker. As you'd probably expect given its moniker, Reckless Getaway incorporates crazy car chases, unrelenting po-po, insane jumps, a…


Friday News Wrap-Up 2 September 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 2 September 2011

This week's mini-review goes to Quarrel Deluxe - see what we have to say about this word-slinging turn-based strategy. Credits/Links: Grand Prix Story footage from AndroidSPIN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsHzk7MbIoBrick People ATEI Expo footage from madebyluke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I1DBGRzT3EWant to know more about the Engineering mode? Visit Trainyard's video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbyT_pRzoDsApp Store Link for Quarrel Deluxe - http://itunes.apple.com/app/quarrel-deluxe/id453203047?mt=8Full Review of Jetpack Joyride - http://www.appspy.com/jetpack-joyride-review…


Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

News By Anthony Usher, 3 years, 2 months ago
Tiger Style Show Off Screenshots For Upcoming iPhone Sci-Fi Side-Scroller

The development team behind 5* adventure / puzzle game Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor have released a bunch of screenshots for their upcoming sci-fi side-scroller Lost Mars. Now, we don't much about the game - hardly anything, in fact - so it's a good job that Tiger Style are set to showcase their new title this Sunday at the Juegos Rancheros festival in Austin, Texas. Prety much the only thing that we do know is that the game is "one part METROID, one part 1970s-era sci-fi film, and one part…gardening?!" That could mean absolutely anything, but it does sound intriguing. Feast your eyes on the screenies below, folks.…


Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Team17 Announce Worms Crazy Golf For iPhone

SPOILER ALERT! This isn't a joke... What do you get if you cross one of my all-time favourite turn-based trajectory games with my third favourite sport? Worms Crazy Golf on iPhone, that's what. UK-based developers Team17 are, of course, the brains behind the long-running Worms series, and they recently announced that their famous band of garden invertebrates will be putting for glory later this year. Players will have to execute skilful chip shots and precision putts across three madcap 18-hole courses, while overcoming obstacles like castles that teleport balls and comedy bats. Old, familiar faces from the Worms universe will make an appearance in Worms Crazy Golf, including the sheep,…


Madden NFL 12 Shimmies Into iPhone End Zone, Sports A $6.99 Price Tag

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 3 months ago
Madden NFL 12 Shimmies Into iPhone End Zone, Sports A $6.99 Price Tag

American-football fans, listen up: Madden NFL 12 has just landed on the App Store, and it's carrying a $6.99 price tag. Now, EA say that it's the "most authentic NFL game franchise on Earth" and "better than ever", but we have a sneaking suspicion that they may be a little bit biased. So, we're just going to stick to the facts. Madden NFL 12 beefs up the roster, packing in 2,500 NFL players and 32 teams. They're all real, too. Leaderboards and achievements also make the cut, thanks to EA's new Origin online service. Aside from that, it's not a radical upgrade, but if your life ambition is to buy a game called 'Madden NFL 12' for iPhone, this may just be the best $6.99 you ever spend! A…


Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

The fine boffins over at Halfbrick (and in particular one Phil Larsen) has seen to it that I have an early copy of Jetpack Joyride in my grubby little hands and so in a show of fairness to our readers I'll stop playing for a moment to let you see what you're in for later this week! (Thoughts and impressions to follow the video footage.) More than anything else it feels like Halfbrick have hit their stride with Jetpack Joyride a year after introducing gamers to Barry Steakfries in Monster Dash (5/5). What was a simple, yet polished take on the endless runner has evolved in to something far more exciting as Barry takes to the skies by stealing a jetpack that's propelled by bullets.…


Shiny PopCap Puzzler Bejeweled 2 + Blitz Goes Free

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 3 months ago
Shiny PopCap Puzzler Bejeweled 2 + Blitz Goes Free

Everybody's favourite PopCap-produced jewel-themed puzzler has just gone free. If you were sitting on the fence about coughing up the dough, now's your chance to snag this bobby dazzler free of charge. And if you don't know what Bejeweled 2 + Blitz is (you call yourself a gamer?), we'll let you off this time and clue you in. Imagine a grid of shiny gems. Now, imagine you score points every time you eliminate some from play: to do that, you just swap them around and match them up. Congratulations, you just imagined Bejeweled 2 + Blitz! Don't get any funny ideas, though - it may be simple, but it ain't always easy. We gave it a sparkling 4/5 on review, so it's very probably the best Beje…


Modern Combat 2 On Sale, Modern Combat 3 Inbound

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Modern Combat 2 On Sale, Modern Combat 3 Inbound

Do you recall Jigsaw - sorry, me - inviting you to play a fun and exciting game last Wednesday? Yes, you do: it was called "Guess Gameloft's next FPS on iPhone", and the only clue supplied was a military-based piece of artwork. See, you do remember. As it transpires, the French studio weren't actually teasing a forthcoming first- or third-person shooter with their 'Join the resistance' tagline, 99c dog tag, and upturned round of bullets. No, instead, those little Gameloft teases were referring to an existing title: Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus. So, after all of that speculation and hype, Gameloft and I are delighted to inform you that their 5-star modern-day blast-'em-up has been redu…


Friday News Wrap-Up 26 August 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 26 August 2011

Grand Prix Story footage owned by AndroidSPIN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsHzk7MbIoGrand Prix Story images care of Famitsu - http://www.famitsu.com/news/201108/18048711.html…


Gobble Up Action-Platformer Muffin Knight On 1st September

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Gobble Up Action-Platformer Muffin Knight On 1st September

What do Angry Mob Games's four-star twin-stick shooter Guerrilla Bob and their upcoming iPhone platformer Muffin Knight have in common, please? Pace. Lots of it. In fact, to describe the wise-cracking antics of the aforementioned Bob as anything less than 'frantic' would be to lie. (Plus, 'frantic antics' has a nice ring to it.) Muffin Knight, in all fairness, doesn't feature quite as much bullet-hell blasting as Guerrilla Bob, but more than compensates in other areas. For starters, the story of a young boy transformed into a knight by an aggrieved cake-baking fairy is, well, unique. The gameplay twist in which the accursed whippersnapper changes into a different creature every time he…


Edge Extended Now Available In All Good Apple Stores

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 3 months ago
Edge Extended Now Available In All Good Apple Stores

Mobigame promised that their semi-sequel Edge Extended would be heading to iPhone "this summer". And with only six days to spare, that promise was upheld. If you never got around to playing the original Edge puzzle game, let me explain... From an isometric perspective, your mission is to drag an oddly characterful cube around a series of levels to the exit, taking extreme care not to fall of the paths. In Edge Extended, there are 44 levels, in fact, complemented by 23 perfectly pitched minimalist tunes and a few new gameplay mechanics. Those in possession of an iPhone 4 will appreciate that the French developers have included Retina display support in this cube-shifting experience. Tho…


Spy Mouse Sneaks Onto the New Zealand App Store

News By Alexander Taylor, 3 years, 3 months ago
Spy Mouse Sneaks Onto the New Zealand App Store

Over in New Zealand, lucky iPhone punters already have the opportunity to download Spy Mouse, Firemint's line-drawing puzzler that we had our beady eyes on last month. No worries, though, for the rest of the world will be able to join in the cheese-grabbing, cat-avoiding fun later tonight. Once the game touches down in your neck of the woods, you'll find 72 stages (spread across six different game worlds), loads of achievements, and a host of secret levels. Spy Mouse retails for 99c, but if you fancy grabbing it for free, you can enter Firemint's ongoing competition here. Or if you happen to be a regular patron of Starbucks in the US, Spy Mouse will be offered as part of the iTunes 'Pick…


Solve The Mystery In New iPhone Puzzler 1112 episode 03

News By Alexander Taylor, 3 years, 3 months ago
Solve The Mystery In New iPhone Puzzler 1112 episode 03

The mysterious adventures of Louis Everett in Agharta Studio's 1112 puzzle series on iPhone continue today, as the third instalment is released on iPhone. Expect to learn more about the causes of your bizarre headaches and strange dreams during your and Louis's reintroduction to the town of Jalonsville. This latest chapter in Louis's ongoing narrative will apparently be longer than the first two put together, so hopefully it should answer any questions you might have had. Hopefully. The second episode in this gripping tale earned 5 stars from AppSpy on review, so the quality of the storytelling is beyond dispute. Find out if 1112 episode 03 can match its predecessor's superb script now…