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Hands On Preview - Mad Tanks

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Hands On Preview - Mad Tanks

There are a lot of things that help when trying to stand out from the pack with a new App, but if you're going to do something that has come before at least try to be "the whole package". Mad Tanks by Joystick Ninjas will be hitting the App Store soon and will be competing for ground in the Scorched-Earth-meets-Worms genre stakes. Gameplay comes in two flavors, the first being typically round-based and awarding players with cash after each round for more weaponry to pummel their opponents faces with. However, the second available mode is what could have made Mad Tanks truly intriguing. 'Tactics' as it's called consists of a set limit of turns that each player can take, one after the other,…


The Witcher - Versus For iPhone

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
The Witcher - Versus For iPhone

I'm a bit of a fan of The Witcher by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and despite being an early adopter of the PC RPG for the franchise (which was riddled with issues for the international version), my fandom held true. So of course the news of a sequel just being announced caused me some joy. What does this have to do with the iPhone? Well the game is getting a cross-platform release and that's right... the App Store will be getting its slice of the franchise. The Witcher: Versus will be tied to a browser-based version of the game, which means you can waste your time while you waste your time (insert Xzibit macro here). More details are to come, but it's looking really good and that's n…


Zenonia 2 - Closer Than Ever

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Zenonia 2 - Closer Than Ever

If you've been hanging out for Gamevil's new sequel to their insanely popular Zenonia franchise, you'll be glad to know that the boffins over at Kotaku have been informed by the developers that it should be putting its submission in to Apple by the end of the week. Rumor or not, it's a good indicator that the game will be hitting the store in the near future, so while you're all excited why don't you check out their latest preview vid. Youtube Preview: via Kotaku…


Xenome: Episode 1 Coming in April

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
Xenome: Episode 1 Coming in April

Nine Pound Studios have announced the upcoming release of their new RPG Xenome: Episode 1, due to come out in April 2010. App Info: The world of Xenome is set in the 24th century.  Mutants and other humanoids roam the Earth unchecked.  The character in the game is an unlikely hero who can't seem to remember who he is after coming out of a 250-year long cryogenic sleep. Union and Prime, the two largest and most powerful Corporations currently in existence, serve as the government and military. They fight against one another over land, resources, and the colonization of foreign planets. The only matter they appear to agree on is that you are a dangerous man and must be found. If…


The GameBone - Exclusive New Images and Features

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
The GameBone - Exclusive New Images and Features

Oh the lament of gamers bemoaning virtual controls: "There's too much delay", "They're crazy sensitive", "Why can't I get the real taste of milk at half the fat?". I'm sure that last one was just a persistent advert on forums, but regardless... virtual controls aren't perfect. For most people, virtual controls aren't all that bad and only require some adjustment to get used to, but the lack of consistency across games is sometimes blatantly evident. The GameBone iPhone peripheral changes how arcade games are played on the go by plugging in to the device, activating true analogue buttons for your game. Manomio, a major supplier of classic games for the iPhone including the C64 emulator is…


Kick Ass – The Game! Coming Soon

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
Kick Ass – The Game! Coming Soon

Get Your Ass Kicked! Based on the soon to be released movie of the same name, Kick Ass - The game is an isometric third-person brawler with some great action and is due to come out April 15. YouTube Preview (great stuff): App Info: How come nobody's ever tried to be a superhero?" When Dave Lizewski - ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager yet inexperienced Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he's not the only superhero ou…


Bowling Down History: Flick Bowling 2

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
Bowling Down History: Flick Bowling 2

Freeverse Inc have released their newest: Flick Bowling 2. This time set amongst five different bowling alleys in five historical locations, and you get a choice of six historical figures to play as, such as Ghengis Khan, Napoleon and Cleopatra. The game self admittedly ignores all historical accuracy and context, but instead brings a funny take on idea 'what if you took historical figures bowling?' Flick Bowling 2 is out for $2.99 at the AppStore. Youtube Preview:…


Flurry - iPhone Pushes Out PSP For Software Sales

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Flurry - iPhone Pushes Out PSP For Software Sales

After just a year and a half on the market, mobile phone analytics company Flurry has estimated that the Apple iPhone (and iPod touch) has captured almost 5% of the market's video game sales for 2009. This poses a big threat for other portable gaming devices thanks to the overwhelming number of cheap apps that are potentially driving people from the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS to Apple's touch devices. Based off their own analysis and numbers from NPD (via Gamasutra), Flurry have estimated that the iPhone and iPod Touch controls 5% of the $9.9 billion US video game software sales for 2009. Even more staggeringly, after comparing sales for portable game devices only the iPhone made up 19% of…


FROGMAN Leaping onto the AppStore this Month!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
FROGMAN Leaping onto the AppStore this Month!

Why did the frog cross the road? To save the world of course! Revolutionary Concepts, creators of Cobra Command and the soon to be released Karate Champ, has just released a preview of their new green adventure: Frogman. Take one frog, a blow-fly, two scientists (one good one evil) and a nuclear reactor, and you have the recipe for one of the most off-beat and fun casual games to hit the iPhone AND one of the first to offer a special hi-resolution version for the iPad. Checkout the YouTube Vid:…


WE RULE Released for Free

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
WE RULE Released for Free

Ngmoco Inc. brings us We Rule, a fanciful world of kingdoms where you and your friends rule. Now released for Free on the AppStore with additional content available for purchase. We'll have a review out soon, in the meantime here is some additional info: Youtube Preview: Features: - Over 20 varieties of delicious crops to plant, grow and harvest - Over 50 unique structures to build and customize your kingdom - Dozens of unique Villager professions to keep your citizen population active - Mystical power of Mojo speeds up your harvesting and building projects - Vibrant 3D art, charming characters and a persistent, connected world - Integration with Plus+, the social play net…


Chop Chop Ninja Free for Today!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
Chop Chop Ninja Free for Today!

Gamerizon's 2D platformer Chop Chop Ninja is free in the AppStore today as apart of the Free App a Day promotion. Platformers have had a rough time on the iphone. A touch directional pad or analogue stick does not give the same fidelity as its real life counterpart. Chop Chop Ninja has decided to create a control scheme made for the iphone that allows jumping and attacking at the touch of a finger. The emporer's daughter has been cursed, and it is up to you to find the ingredients needed to save her! Read the Full Review! Watch our video review: Get the Game on iTunes!…


Garters & Ghouls gets a Winter Nightmare Update

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
Garters & Ghouls gets a Winter Nightmare Update

Namco's dual joystick shooter Garters & Ghouls has received a major update with additional content titled 'Winter Nightmare' available for only $0.99. The update includes: - One Adventure Mode Mission - Over an hour of additional gameplay - New storyline - New weapons: ice beam and flamethrower - New enemies and boss - New achievements - New costume for Marie - New NPC (non-playable character) - Two Survival Mode areas Check out our review of the origional Garters & Gouls.Get the App on the AppStore! Comic Book Out! In addition to this, IDW, an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, has released a digital comic based on…


Tinseltown Dreams: The 50’s has made its Premiere on the AppStore.

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
Tinseltown Dreams: The 50’s has made its Premiere on the AppStore.

Ever thought of making movies from your iPhone? Not small videos recorded from that low-res camera, but major motion pictures where you can make it big! Tinseltown Dreams: The 50's is a Match 3 movie-making game where you can create your very own box-office sensation. Accrue money by swapping tiles; then use the funds to hire a cast and crew and purchase props for your masterpiece.The game is currently available on Apple's App Store for $2.99. Check out the Trailer: More Info: Hollywood is at the center of Tinseltown Dreams: The 50's, a Match 3 movie-making game that allows players to create their very own box-office sensation.  Assume the director's role and swap tiles…


Babeorella… Damn!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
Babeorella… Damn!

Indie developers Doublesix have announced the March 25th release of their new super sexy arena based score chaser Babeorella. You play as Babeorella, crash landed on a remote asteroid teeming with hordes of killer robots!!  Using a variety of ranged attacks, this arcade shooter pits Babeorella against these hordes... KEY FEATURES - Distance-context based attacks, weapons change depending on the range you engage the enemy- Upgradeable abilities and attacks - Multiple enemy types that attack in a variety of ways and ranges - In-game challenges - Unlockable outfits This looks pretty cool, check out the following YouTube preview and a short comic strip giving some of the background be…


EA to Release 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in April

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 4 months ago
EA to Release 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in April

EA Mobile has announced the upcoming release of 2010 FIFA World Cup to celebrate the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Initial reports say it resembles FIFA 10 but EA has promised a number of alterations. We are told expect a much simpler control system, among other new features. The App is set for release on April 30th 2010.…