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Danmaku Unlimited 2 out now

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Danmaku Unlimited 2 out now

Fans of weaving a small spaceship through a hail of bullets rejoice! Danmaku Unlimited 2 has exploded onto the App Store, bringing with it enough neon hued bullet hell mayhem to keep you entertained for hours. The game casts you as a single spaceship battling against thousands. Luckily you've got a series of ridiculously powerful weapons at your disposal, and the bad guys always blast out bullets with small enough gaps between them for you to dodge through. There are two different modes to play through, and five stages, each with four difficulty settings. It's a tough old game, that's for sure, but it's also gorgeous, and addictive in that old fashioned arcade way that people love so much.…


Dream Tim

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Dream Tim

No, that's not a typo, it's the name of a new runner game coming out to the App Store on March 6th. This one boasts story progression through mission completion, interesting power-ups in the form of potions, and a swipe mechanic to destroy enemies as you're running along. Take a look at the trailer.…


Cognition: Episode One hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Cognition: Episode One hits the App Store

The iPad is slowly becoming a second home for the point and click adventure, a point hammered home with the release of Phoenix Online Studios's Cognition: Episode One. The game casts you as Erica Reed, an FBI agent who has the power of post-cognition. She can pick up objects and see what happened to them in their past. Now she's on the trail of four killers, and one of them knows about her power. Cue lots of object finding, mysterious puzzle solving, and some gorgeous looking graphics. If you're a fan of the adventure genre, then you're likely to find a whole lot here to get your pointing and clicking teeth into. Put together by something of an adventure game dream team, Cognition: Episod…


The Other Brothers

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
The Other Brothers

The Other Brothers is a platformer that was embroiled in a bit of legal trouble last year, and it missed its 2012 release date. Well it looks like the project is alive and well, and is slated for a March release. Visually, it uses a similar art style to Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP, and looks to provide some unique platforming experience. Have a look at the trailer.…


Gemini Rue due out for iOS this Spring

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Gemini Rue due out for iOS this Spring

I only discovered developer Wadjet Eye Games last year, and through 2012, i played through Gemini Rue and their Blackwell series (and I have plans to play Resonance soon). They make fantastic adventure games, and now Gemini Rue is being ported to iOS. Here's the original trailer of the game. Gemini Rue is a fantastic sci-fi tale set in a hostile and corrupt galaxy. Adventure game fans should really enjoy this one, and we'll let you know when it's released.…


Gemini Rue coming to iOS devices

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Gemini Rue coming to iOS devices

If you like your point and click adventures gritty, old skool, and set in the reasonably distant but still recognisable future, then Wadjet Eye Games has a special treat in store for you in the shape of Joshua Nuernberger's Gemini Rue. First released in 2011 on PC, the game is set to make its way to the App Store in the next couple of months, bringing with it a graphical adventure that owes its style to the few years in the late eighties and early nineties when pointing and clicking was king. There's scant information on the iOS release just yet, with Wadjet Eye only saying that the game will have a UI that fits more comfortably onto touch screen devices. Which is good, because we didn't w…


Power Tower mixes Poker with Match 3

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Power Tower mixes Poker with Match 3

The trailer of this game asks if you've ever dreamed of mixing poker with a match-3 game. There has to be someone out there who has right? Well they're going to be really happy with the release of Poker Tower this Thursday on the App Store. Not only is it an interesting idea, trying to match poker hands in this fashion, but the low-fi graphics make it look like it's either on the original GameBoy or one of those portable LCD single game systems. Have a look at the trailer.…


Journey to Hell gets a release date and a trailer

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Journey to Hell gets a release date and a trailer

The game formerly known as Project Holy Shield, Journey to Hell, has received a new trailer ahead of its imminent launch. And we have to say it's looking like a pretty interesting, gory, third person shooter. You play as one of two members of Project Holy Shield, Gabriel and Rachel, and it's up to you to kill as many terrifying demons as you can. You'll have plenty of weapons to choose, from twin pistols to flame throwers and machine guns. There are 7 levels to fight your way through, and a dynamic “real time render” audio engine to scare the pants off you. The game looks as grim and gritty as you'd expect, and is set to hit the App Store on the 7th of March, or a week on Thurs…


Purple Cape Launching Soon

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 9 months ago
Purple Cape Launching Soon

Josh Presseisen of Crescent Moon Games has let drop on his Twitter feed that Purple Cape by Last Moon Games will be launching in 'a few days'. We might take that as a release this Thursday the 28th, but until we have something more official, check out the trailer to this intriguing platformer. While I may have reservations about Platformers with 'physics' like the one demonstrated in the video (that is to say, Little Big Planet-esque), I can't help but be intrigued by the variety of power-ups, stage designs, and the way previously encountered obstacles are given novel twists. Consider us on the job when it comes to reviewing Purple Cape after it drops on the App Store!…


Ultima Forever Teaser Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Ultima Forever Teaser Trailer

I am torn on this one. The Ultima franchise is responsible for so much in the Western RPG genre, and captivated the imaginations of innumerable gamers growing up in the 80s and 90s. Sadly like most franchises, a couple less than stellar entries made the continuation of the series less profitable and it quietly left in the night (if you don't count the MMO which pretty much was the blueprint for that genre as well). Well now slated for a Quarter Two release this year is Ultima Forever. Here's a teaser trailer. On one hand, Mythic is a studio with a great track record, and the game has a classic Western RPG look to it. On the other hand, EA's business practises have been less than stel…


Gravity Duck Defying Physics this week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Gravity Duck Defying Physics this week

Ravenous Games, best known for the League of Evil series has a reputation for delivering precise platforming experiences to the iPhone. This week they're releasing Gravity Duck, whose main control method to get around each level is to change gravity to fly through hazards. It looks like an extension of the gameplay present in VVVVVV. Have a look at the trailer! I'll be looking forward to this one, and as long as it controls smoothly, i foresee having a lot of fun with the title.…


A Game for Fans of Star Wars and Pinball

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
A Game for Fans of Star Wars and Pinball

Star Wars Pinball Boba Fett is hitting the App Store this week. Those who want to relive the key movie moments of Boba Fett while juggling multi-ball and shooting up ramps, this game will be right up your alley. The trailer makes it look a little cinematic in places, but that might just mean more amusement as you're chasing that high score. Have a look for yourselves.…


Speed Kills hits the App Store running

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 9 months ago
Speed Kills hits the App Store running

Speed Kills is a top down racer, powered by the Unreal Engine, that harks back to the glory days of Micro Machines and Skid Marks with its violent, action packed, hard cornering gameplay. And you can grab it right now from the App Store for nothing at all. The game features more than 100 races spread across 50 unique tracks, and fully upgradeable vehicles that can look like sleek futuristic rocket ships or post-apocalyptic death trucks. Throw in some weapons and you've got a recipe for destruction. It certainly looks the part, and there's a pumping industrial rock soundtrack to make your ears bleed too. Getting the right balance of arcade handling and decent controls can be difficult on to…


Towel Fight 2: The Monocle of Destiny

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Towel Fight 2: The Monocle of Destiny

The first thought I had watching the trailer of Towelfight 2 is that the game designers definitely took their inspiration from The Binding of Isaac. This is certainly not a bad thing at all as long as the control allow for fluid movement around these crazy game levels. The whole game has a nice 'we don't take ourselves that seriously' tone, and when the game is released on February 26th, it could prove to be quite enjoyable.…


Red Rusher is... er... Rushing into the App Store on Feb 25th

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Red Rusher is... er... Rushing into the App Store on Feb 25th

While the majority of the trailer I'm about to embed sets up the story of Red Rusher, it was the brief gameplay glimpses at the end that intrigued me, with its monochrome colour pallete and 'swiping to slash' attacks. Have a look for yourself. Have a look out for this one dropping in the App Store early next week.…