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Sega’s super Sonic summer sale

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Sega’s super Sonic summer sale

Sega has dropped the price of three Sonic The Hedgehog titles on the App Store. Sonic The Hedgehog starts off this sale. Sega’s original super-speed platformer has the pointy hero rescuing his friends from the evil Dr Robotnik. Reimagined for iOS with touchcontrols and new playable characters, we thought this was a good interpretation of the Mega Drive / Genesis classic when we tried in back in 2009. Next up is Sonic The Hedgehog 2. This sequel does little to change the highspeed formula, with Sonic once again doing battle with Dr Robotnik. Originally, however, Sonic 2 did introduce the wonderfully named Miles Prower (a.k.a. Tails) to the world - for which we are forever grate…


Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril has just assembled on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
 Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril has just assembled on the App Store

It may have been some time in coming, but the iOS port of last year’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril is finally here. The game’s original story has Lego Loki joining forces with a gang of Marvel villains in order to destroy the Earth. Drawing in dozens of characters from the comic-book universe, this tale of villainy provides the perfect excuse for the game’s cast of over 90 different playable characters. For this port Warner Bros has offered you the choice of touchscreen or traditional ‘console’ controls, letting you pick the play style that suits you. So, whether you are playing the powerful Hulk, the stretchy Mr Fantastic, or the flaming flyer…


Arcade party game Mucho Party is on the App Store now

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Arcade party game Mucho Party is on the App Store now

Globz new multiplayer party game Mucho Party has just been released on the App Store. While Mucho Party can be played alone, this frantic party title is designed for two or more people to enjoy its 30+ mini-games together. With games ranging from car races to the tango, the multiplayer mayhem should have something to keep everyone entertained. Mucho Party is not just a string of quick one off experiences though, with a host of different game modes on offer. These include Hot Seat where the winner stays on and new challengers rotating in, and Mosaic that lets you quickly jump from game to game. Knowing that not everyone has the same level of experience, Mucho Party makes sure to test pla…


Halfbrick’s new match-three puzzler Birzzle Fever is out now

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Halfbrick’s new match-three puzzler Birzzle Fever is out now

Halfbrick Publishing has just released its latest free-to-play title on the App Store, the fast paced puzzler Brizzle Fever. This classic match-three puzzler will be familiar to anyone who has played Bejewelled. A grid of colourful birds greet you when you begin. Tapping on any bird that is touching two or more similarly colored friends makes them burst into a shower of feathers, and new birds flap into replace them. To spice things up, developer Enfeel has added time pressures. With each round playing out over a single minute you must be fast to rack up those high-scores. To further emphasise this focus on speed you also earn extra points the faster you link chains together. The more co…


Tasty sushi-based puzzler Umai! will be on the App Store’s conveyer belt tonight

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Tasty sushi-based puzzler Umai! will be on the App Store’s conveyer belt tonight

When it comes to puzzle games we think that less is often more, and sushi-munching-monster game Umai! may prove just that when it hits the App Store at midnight. Taking control of a tiny monster surrounded by a conveyer belt of sushi, Umai!’s goal of this charming match-three puzzler is simple - eat as many of the fishy treats as possible. Touching your monster extends its tongue, and tracing a line between sushi of the same type has it slurp them down. A countdown timer keeps the pressure on as you try to beat your previous high-score. Time increases the more you eat, but this doesn’t stop the ticking clock forcing silly mistakes as you race to beat it. There are six differ…


Sega celebrate the World Cup with Football Manager Handheld 2014

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Sega celebrate the World Cup with Football Manager Handheld 2014

After a disappointing start to the World Cup for England, Sega are trying to bring a smile back to the face of English fans by cutting the price of Football Manager Handheld 2014. Sega’s stat filled management sim allows soccer fans the chance to step into the sheepskin coat of their favorite club’s manager or create their own team to lead to victory. Selecting your squad and their tactics before each match puts all of your footie theory to the test. Luckily, thanks to the game’s post-match analysis even losses help, giving you the information you need to tweak your team and ensure future victories. It’s not just the on-field tactics you have to deal with. As man…


Angry Bird Transformers will have you looking for robots in the skies

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Angry Bird Transformers will have you looking for robots in the skies

With a new movie on the horizon, Transformers fever is about to strike again. To really make the most of this Hasbro has joined forces with Rovio to create Angry Birds Transformers. This partnership means that - like Angry Birds Star Wars - Angry Birds Transformers will be both a game and a toy line.  In keeping with this Hasbro has revealed its line of ‘Telepod’ toys, due for release later this year. These will take a similar path to Activision’s Skylanders series, letting you transport your toys into the game. However, whether Angry Birds Transformers will operate using similar near field communication technology and if it will require an additional peripher…


Environmental physics puzzler Biosis is currently free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Environmental physics puzzler Biosis is currently free on the App Store

Kostyantyn Salanda’s organic physics-puzzler Biosis is currently free on the App Store. Dragging a glowing blob through Biosis's puzzles quickly becomes a greater challenge than you would expect. Your tiny globular ward is pretty useless and relies on you to activate a variety of creatures and plants in each stage to push and pull it towards its goal. A slow starting pace gives you plenty of time to come to grips with the game’s world manipulation mechanics. Give it a little time, though, and you will find yourself firing your blob like a cannonball across the map in order to grapple it with a vine before swinging it safely into an exit. Exploring the lush hab…


Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

Rodeo Games’s interpretation of Games Workshop’s table-top board game Warhammer Quest has juat had its price dropped on the App Store. This strategic turn-based strategy game is a fantastic interpretation of the old board game. Drawing on a cast that spans from archers to wizards, you must build a squad of suitably stereotypical fantasy fighters to take on quests. With dozens of dungeons and other subterranean areas to journey through you will have to master all of the game’s tactics, magic, and big swords if you hope to emerge victorious against the forces of chaos. Careful construction of your team is vital. Archers prove invaluable at range, but placing one in front…


Space exploration roguelike Star Command gets a stellar price cut

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Space exploration roguelike Star Command gets a stellar price cut

Sci-fi roguelike Star Command has just been given a price cut of galactic proportions on the App Store. Warballoon makes no secret of its Star Trek inspiration for this explorative space adventure. You take command of a starship filled with red, blue, and yellow shirt wearing crew, which you must then guide through the cosmos in search of new life and civilisations.   Never certain whether the next species you encounter will be friend or foe you must always be at the ready. Upgrading your ship and its crew will ensure you are prepared for everything the universe could throw at you. This only works if you fortify the right part of your ship, however, as powerful cannons…


E3 2014: Hands-on with Mech, the online arena-based robo-battler

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
E3 2014: Hands-on with Mech, the online arena-based robo-battler

Chillingo announced its team-based eight-on-eight robotic deathmatch game Mech earlier this week. Just a few short days later we got our hands on the game itself, courtesy of the Chillingo booth at E3. Mech draws heavily on the ethos of huge robot simulation series Mech-Warrior, so fans of these PC classics should feel quite at home with the new title. This is still a very early build of the game, with a lot of kinks still being hammered out by developer Small Impact Games. With a lot of polish still being added, nothing is final, but Peter does get a chance to find out how controlling a large robot will work on a touch screen, and how the team hopes to implement its free-to-play mod…


Gameloft lifts the lid on upcoming endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Gameloft lifts the lid on upcoming endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited

With the Amazing Spider-Man 2 game still fresh in our minds, Gameloft’s announcement of its new endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited came as a bit of a shock. While 'runner' is certainly the easiest shorthand for this new Spidey game, a more accurate description of the action would be endless-swinging-crawling-punch-and-runner. Spider-Man Unlimited lets you take control of one of twenty different versions of Spider-Man. But, whether you are playing in the traditional red and blue suit, or The Boombastic Bag-Man, your goal of chasing down the hero’s iconic villains above the Manhattan skyline will remain the same. Featuring three different modes, Unlimited Mode, Story Mode, an…


Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

Touch Dimensions has just given its wonderful RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords a substantial free update. Titled Insurrection, the update adds a huge amount of content. If you were absorbed by the game’s feudal storyline, the new 'Against All Odds' scenario offers you the perfect excuse to jump back into the campaign.  On the other hand, if it was the RTS battles that kept you enthralled, then the random scenario generator will provide more scuffles to keep you amused. As well as the additional scenarios, Insurrection also brings a number of tweaks to the already fine tuned RTS combat. Most interesting of these is the ability to pause during battle to issue commands…


World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

World of Tanks Blitz was soft-launched on selected App Stores last month. Since then we have been awaiting news of a worldwide release date. Now we have one: June 26th. Developer Wargaming’s incredibly popular free-to-play tank game World of Tanks first made a name for itself on PC and Xbox, before making the move to iOS in the form of World of Tanks Blitz.  The mobile MMO allows up to seven players to join forces to battle other teams in large arenas. Rather than rolling in guns blazing, however, every player has to expertly play their part if their team is to have any chance of success. From speedy light weight scout machines to the heavily armoured super tanks, World…


Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Cute puzzler Twisty Planets will turn your world upside down at midnight tonight

Crescent Moon Games's new puzzler Twisty Planet will be landing on the App Store tonight at midnight. This cute 3D puzzler has you guiding the tiny Qub around 60 blocky worlds across three galaxies. To lead the little chap to each level's goal you must turn and twist the planet beneath him. The revolving mechanic lets you shift the world from under Qub’s feet to make him fall, springboard, and teleport his way to new areas. You have to be careful as you rotate the landscape, however. One wrong turn a Qub could slide off a surface, miss his platform and shoot off into space. Each planet has three stars for Qub to collect along the way. These are often located on hard-to-reach outc…