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Giana Sisters Review

Review Kaasa solution GmbH By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Giana Sisters Review

After the market crash for games in the early 80s, the rest of the decade was dominated by the rise of Nintendo and 8-bit gaming. Super Mario Bros clones were common, but none went so far as The Great Giana Sisters in 1987 who had to pull their game from the shelves, but all is not dead for the Giana Sisters as Armin Gessert and Bad Monkee resurrect their franchise for the App Store. Giana Sisters is a basic platformer and uses four basic virtual buttons to move left and right, jump a…

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Implode! XL Review

Implode! XL Review

If you've ever watched the documentaries where demolitions experts bring down buildings with incredible precision and thought to yourself, "I could do that", then Implode! for the iPhone might just be the game for you. Implode! is a puzzle game in which you are given a 2 dimensional chalk drawing of a structure to which you must attach strategically placed explosives in order to bring down the structure to below the required line to advance. The controls have been well thought out and…

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DOOM II RPG Review

Review id Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
DOOM II RPG Review

Role-playing games (RPGs) have had a long and interesting history, stemming from text based adventures that later became action orientated, turn-based dungeon crawlers. These complex games were often too complex for a broader audience to enjoy, but as gamers grew so too did the RPG. id Software's latest game on the App Store is Doom II RPG and proves that there's still some teeth to the old dungeon crawler. In keeping with id's experimentation with simpler interfaces for touch devices…

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AirStrike Defense Review

Review Indeeo, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
AirStrike Defense Review

Played Flight Control and Harbor Master to death? Need a new line drawing fix? Then you might want to give Airstrike Defense by Indeeo Games a try. In this mission based game you take control of not only ships that you need to steer from danger, but bombers to attack the enemy ships, and often this can happen in the same level. Like most line drawing games, to move your craft, you tap them and draw a line to where you want them to move. As the ships you can double tap for a boost, to…

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Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet Review

Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet Review

Twin stick shooters are becoming a popular genre in the appstore, but it takes something special to stand out from the crowd. IUGO have thrown out Daisy Mae's Alien Buffet onto the iphone, which is a solid entry into the genre with a grindhouse feel, fun weapons, and rapidly increating difficulty. The standard twin stick controls are only the default for Daisy Mae. Two other controls schemes are available, one replacing the shooting stick with a button, and for those looking for an ea…

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Tehra Dark Warrior Review

Review StormBASIC Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Tehra Dark Warrior Review

The action adventure hack and slash has been tried many times already for the touch device and has been received with mixed results. While some echo the gameplay of games from home consoles, others have tried their own route to succeeding on a mobile platform. Tehra Dark Warrior by Stormbasic is a sometimes surprising, but ultimately average hack and slasher that doesn't quite manage to excite. Tehra uses a virtual analogue stick with buttons for the attack, block and magic controls.…

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Star*Burst Review

Star*Burst Review

Star*Burst is a new match-three game from the excessively named developer Super Happy Fun Fun. This is truly a unique take on the genre combining time-management games with gem matching for some frantic and sometimes frustrating fun. Gems are passed down a multi-row conveyor belt that need to be caught with your paddle and then tossed up one at a time to form matching groups. Bonuses are awarded for more complex patterns and gems can be tossed back onto the conveyor belt if needed. Pe…

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Durak Review

Review Lost Token Software LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Durak Review

Card games are often hard to represent accurately in video games. Sure, the rules are easy enough to replicate, but it's so hard to replace the feel of playing a game with real cards and real people. Durak by Lost Token does a great job of making a virtual card game feel realistic and even gives you the ability to play with real opponents. For those that aren't aware of the game, Durak is a card shedding style of play that uses trick-taking rules to establish who wins or loses a round…

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Battle for Cydonia Review

Review Brisk Mobile Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Battle for Cydonia Review

2360: Battle for Cydonia by Brisk Mobile is the one of the latest mech shooters available for the App Store. With gameplay that combines real time strategy and action rpgs it's a frantically paced game, though this may not be as exciting as it sounds. With a top down RTS-inspired view point and interface, your mech uses a simple set of commands to lock on and eliminate enemies. The controls are intuitive and perfect for touch devices, which is a god-send for dealing with the hordes of…

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1000: Find 'Em All! Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
1000: Find 'Em All! Review

Do you find the monotony of fighting enemies over and over for fancy items frustrating? Do you have a bit of an obsessive compulsive need to explore every inch of a game you play? Most importantly, are you interested in a game that's fun and friendly for the entire family? 1000: Find 'Em All by Glu is a game all about exploration, not just in the virtual world, but also in the real world. Find 'Em All is a simple title of exploration where your character wanders around the game world…

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Trundle Review

Review mobile bros., LLC By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 7 months ago
Trundle Review

Trundle is a puzzle based game whereby you roll and jump a blue glowing ball through obstacles to continue to the next screen. Similar in essence to games like Rolando, Trundle has a unique visual quality and addictiveness that makes it stand out. The controls are simple enough in that you tilt the screen to roll the ball and tap the screen to jump. Working out the best timing for jumps to use the appropriate inertia can take time, but it all adds to the challenge of the game. There i…

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Riddim Ribbon feat. The Black Eyed Peas Review

Review Tapulous, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Riddim Ribbon feat. The Black Eyed Peas Review

Tapulous has made some of the better music and rhythm games on the iphone with their well recieved 'Tap Tap Revenge' series. Now they're trying a new take on the rhythm genre with Riddim Ribbon. Similar in look to the indie PC game Audiosurf, players ride a wave of the music chosen, but sadly that's where the similarities end. Players tilt their iphone to move left and right along the track. The aim of the game is to keep on the small road that moves in time to the beat. Along the roa…

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Military Madness: Neo Nectaris Review

Review Hudson Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Military Madness: Neo Nectaris Review

For those of you who can't get enough of turn based strategy games, one of the originals has been ressurected for the iphone. Military Madness was first released in 1989 and its sequel has been given a facelift. The story is a basic affair of axis vs allies, but with a futuristic vibe. Control is all touch based. To move a unit, you tap on it, tap where on the grid you want it to go, and then tap again to confirm the move. Attacking is similar as you double tap the enemy you wish to a…

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Eveningstar Review

Review Divine Robot Ltd By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 7 months ago
Eveningstar Review

Eveningstar is a forward scrolling shoot em up with a slightly different focus on the way you destroy enemies. The goal, as with most shoot em ups, is to fly to the end of the level killing enemies along the way to eventually take down the boss. The difference that Eveningstar uses to separate it from any other space shoot em ups is that you have an energy ball floating around the ship that acts as your primary weapon. To control the ship, you simply move your finger around the screen…

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Broken Sword: Director's Cut Review

Review Revolution By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 7 months ago
Broken Sword: Director's Cut Review

With the iPhone’s embrace of the classic point and click adventure genre, more and more ports of old franchises have come into development. The latest addition to the iTunes store is Broken Sword: Directors Cut, originally released on PC in 1996. You take control of French Journalist, Nico and American Tourist, George as they must unravel and uncover a long trail of deception, murder and mystery. While some point and click adventure games have had some minor control faults on th…

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