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They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

They Need To Be Fed is one of the finest platformers available on the App Store, with the only thing stopping it getting a perfect score in our review the simple fact that it was too short. Well, They Need To Be Fed 2 is on the way, and it's looking to set that problem right. The simple and effective look of the first game remains in place, with black platforms placed on brightly coloured backgrounds, and just like before you're going to be leaping around, defying gravity, collecting diamonds, and making sure the carnivorous beasts at the end of the level don't go hungry. There are a few twists to the formula too, with new obstacles, different plants that you need to grow to help you compl…


The Other Brothers gets control update

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
The Other Brothers gets control update

While we did enjoy The Other Brothers, one of our main concerns with the game was its controls. They were a bit on the sloppy side, and kept moving themselves around the screen rather than staying in one spot. Well, thankfully, 3D Attack Interactive has taken heed of the criticism thrown at the game and released an update that should answer some of the concerns a lot of people had with the game. As well as adding different touch screen control options, the new update also adds support for the iCade and iControlpad devices, letting you experience the game with physical controls if that's more up your alley. There are still a few quirks with the updated controls, but they do seem to be a da…


Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

It's been a couple of years since Zeptolabs released a proper sequel to Cut The Rope, the physics based twine snipper that introduced the world to Om Nom, a candy obsessed froggy alien thing with an appetite for sugar that only you can sate. Well, there's a new adventure for Om Nom on the way and it looks like it's going to involve jumping through different periods in time thanks to a fantastical machine. We don't have a lot to go on so far, save for some images from the Facebook profile of Burger King, who are running a promotion to tie in with the game, of Om Nom in pirate get up and wearing a viking helmet. We've also got a story trailer, which we've embedded below, that shows Om Nom fo…


Rayman Jungle Run updates with 20 new levels

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Rayman Jungle Run updates with 20 new levels

Rayman Jungle Run was one of my top 5 games of 2012, and i'm still trying to perfect every level whenever I have a few minutes to spare. Luckily I can take a break from that endeavour as an update has arrived with twenty brand new levels to play through. Even better, they've added a new gameplay element in boss persuits! Have a look at the trailer. Well, I know what I'm going to spend some of my afternoon on. If you haven't given the game a try yet, now's as good a time as any![App Store Link]…


A Remake of Prince of Persia 2 Headed to iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
A Remake of Prince of Persia 2 Headed to iOS

The original remake of Prince of Persia was a personal favourite of mine as a downloadable title on consoles. I felt it streamlined the original gameplay while adding a lot of visual flair, especially in the prince's animations. Now Ubisoft have decided to tackle the 1993 sequel, The Shadow and the Flame as well. Here's a teaser trailer. The first level of that game, where you're hopping rooftops, trying to escape the guards has solidified in my memory to this day. Here's hoping this remake adds the same level of excitement and intrigue as the original had in its set pieces. It also looks like they might have changed the way combat works, but we'll have to wait till the game is…


Mr. Runner 2

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Mr. Runner 2

In the trailer for this upcoming sequel, it boasts that Mr. Runner was the number one free game on the App Store (we assume if true, that's at the time of release). Even though we missed out reviewing the original, the sequel is looking... well interesting might be the right word. Have a look at the trailer. I mean as a runner it looks pretty generic mechanically, but there's just enough flair in the presentation to make one pause and give it a shot. We'll know more when it releases on te 24th of April.…


NES-Retku brings the pixel madness to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
NES-Retku brings the pixel madness to iOS

If you like your iOS brawlers tinged with a pixel tinted, retro madness, then NES-Retku from independent Finnish developer Panic Art Studios is probably going to be right up your slightly mental alley. Starring Finnish video game celebrity Retku, the game is about critics who are dragged into an 8-bit beat 'em up when they play a suspicious video game cartridge. Cue lots of punching, running, and coin collecting as you try to figure out what's going on. With plenty of pixelated violence to keep you entertained, and a story that's guaranteed to be more ridiculous than it sounds, fans of old skool brawlers are going to be in combo bashing heaven when the game is released on April 18th. If t…


Dungeon Hunter 4 hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Dungeon Hunter 4 hits the App Store

The last instalment of the Dungeon Hunter franchise, Dungeon Hunter 3, split fans of the series. Some loved it, others found the new freemium model cloying and unpleasant. Well, Dungeon Hunter 4 is here now, and it's still a free to play title. There is promise, however. Gameloft is offering an epic storyline and plenty of areas to smash, slash, and steal your way through. There are four classes of brawler to choose from, each of which is upgradeable and customisable. If that's not enough for you there's also co-op arenas where you and a friend can battle it out against hordes of demonic scum, and a PvP mode that lets you show how much better your axe is than everyone else's. The game wil…


Gun Commando: Old School FPS Coming to iOS this Month

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Gun Commando: Old School FPS Coming to iOS this Month

A game that not only evokes memories of the early days of FPS through its presentation and movement, but has a bit of interesting mechanic in that better weapons are tied to chaining kills on enemies together. Have a look at the trailer for the original Vita release. If the touch controls work well, those looking for a fast paced FPS throwback should enjoy Gun Commando. We'll let you know when a release date is announced aside from just 'sometime in April'.…


Cosmic Conquest

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Cosmic Conquest

Sort of a faster paced Galcon or Tentacle Wars, Cosmic Conquest has an interesting visual style and simple touch interface that looks like we might have another winner when it comes to iOS real time strategy titles. Have a look at the trailer and see what we mean. You'll have to wait a little while, it's not releasing till the 25th of April. We'll let you know more then.…


'The Prey' is 'Into the Dead'... with Wolves!

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
'The Prey' is 'Into the Dead'... with Wolves!

Last year's Into the Dead, while not a revolutionary game, managed to make an impression with its atmospheric presentation and smooth gameplay. When any game makes an impression, you'll see other studios wanting to tackle the idea in their own way (some veering closer to cloned gameplay than others). The Prey takes this gameplay idea and sets it in a frozen forest as you try and outrun a pack of hungry wolves. Obviously the title and the setting is a play on last year's 'The Grey' starring Liam Neeson, but it does look like it could be enjoyable, if just for the change of scenery. The game was just released on the App Store.[App Store Link]…


No IAPs in XCOM for iOS

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
No IAPs in XCOM for iOS

A week or so ago we told you about the upcoming release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for iPad. Well, some more details have come out about the game, including the developer's stance on adding IAPs to the game. It's fair to say, a lot of you are going to be breathing a sigh of relief. In an interview with IGN, co-creatore Jake Solomon was pretty emphatic in rubbishing the idea of an Xcom game funded by micro transactions. "Oh God, please... no. I'm not sure I would be able to sleep at night. My food would taste like ashes in my mouth." “We're going to be offering XCOM at a premium, up-front, fair price. We're excited to be in this position and excited to see how people respond. We've proven…


Want To Test Games? The Game Bakers Needs You

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Want To Test Games? The Game Bakers Needs You

That's right, The Game Bakers are getting more than their fair share of French speaking testers for their upcoming title 'Combo Crew' (which is no surprise as they are also French), but they need a bit more of a balance so they're seeking English speaking testers as well. Getting on board couldn't be easier - just check out their beta page and apply directly via email. If the concept images and this snippet of teaser footage doesn't have you running to try it out early, I don't know what will! [Combo Crew Beta Testers Needed] [Combo Crew FB Page]…


Brain Twirler set to uh... Twirl your Brain?

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Brain Twirler set to uh... Twirl your Brain?

This interesting looking puzzle game is set for release on the 11th of April. It is one of those really no frills experiences, as the screenshot and upcoming trailer will show you, but the gameplay looks engaging enough to forgive that, at least where puzzle games are concerned. Though it does bring up an interesting point. If your core gameplay is engaging enough, there's no excuse for lackluster presentation. I mean this doesn't even have music (at least in the trailer). While gameplay is arguably the most important aspect of a videogame, presentation is important too. It doesn't have to be spectacular, but at least make an effort.…


Disney releases Mittens on the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Disney releases Mittens on the App Store

If you're on the lookout for a game that mashes together some of the more popular aspects of physics based smartphone and tablet puzzling, then Disney might just have the answer for you in the shape of Mittens. It's a game with a whole heap of mechanics vying for centre stage, from Angry Birds aping levels to scenes that borrow from Cut the Rope. Essentially it's a crash course in casual gaming from the last couple of years. If that sounds like your cup of tea you can grab the game right now from the App Store for 99c for iPhone and iPod or $2.99 for the HD version for your iPad. Alternatively, stick around and check out the trailer below to see some cats and some physics.…