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YAHTZEE™ Adventures Review

YAHTZEE™ Adventures Review

If you are or were a fan of Hasbro's scoring die game Yahtzee, then EA's iPhone port of Yahtzee Adventures offers a great new way to play an old favourite. The main adventure mode has you playing against various NPCs around the world to hone your Yahtzee skills and try to beat them all. The controls are well thought out allowing you to shake the iphone to roll the die or simply click the cup to roll them. You then click the die you wish to hold after each roll until you choose your be…

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Thumpies Review

Thumpies Review

Rhythm games are fun right? People like furry creatures right? Well what if there was a game that combined them? Thumpies by Big Blue Bubble is a game where you tap drums or mushrooms and furry heads bounce on them in order to fill a score meter, and eventually create a song. Control consists of tapping the appropriate drum when a Thumpy hits it. If you continue to be accurate in your timing, the Thumpy will become electric and your score will double, completing the current track much…

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Pro Surfing Review

Review Traction Games By Kym Holmes, 5 years ago
Pro Surfing Review

Pro Surfing is a surfing game for the iPhone in which you can either freeplay to achieve a big score, or compete in a surfing tour to try to beat scores of NPC opponents on waves around the world. Whilst the controls are fairly intuitive, they are not easy to master. Your surfer is controled on the waves by tilting the iPhone to turn. There are also 5 buttons on screen that allow you to stall or perform various tricks when you get air off a wave. Getting your surfer to do what you wan…

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HEAVY GUNNER 3D Review

HEAVY GUNNER 3D Review

Earth is under attack! It's up to your defensive skills behind the mounted gun to stop the alien invasion from taking over. Heavy Gunner 3d is a defense shooter where you must mow down waves upon waves of incoming enemies with a vast selection of upgradable weapons. The controls are a little complex, but they work well. Tilting your iphone moves the camera around your 360 degree viewport. Using two fingers (one from each hand) you control the two guns. Initially it is confusing lookin…

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Robot Rampage Review

Review Origin8 By Dave Flodine, 5 years ago
Robot Rampage Review

Rampage was a lot of fun. Choosing a giant lizard, gorilla, or wolfman and destroying cities for no reason kept gamers playing for a very long time. The basic idea has now been revitalized for the iphone, and instead of a giant animal, you're a giant robot! Yes the point of the game is to see how many city blocks you can destroy before the army ends your reign of carnage. You have a few attacks in your arsenal. Tapping and holding on screen fires your eye laser which will be your main…

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B-Boy Beats Review

B-Boy Beats Review

It's always nice to see new attempts at innovative gameplay within the rhythm genre. B-Boy Beats is a rhythm game where you travel around New York engaging in dance battles with hip hop backing, using your fingers in the place of legs as you cut up the dance mat. Control is very reminiscent of the Ouendan series on the DS. You use your fingers to tap or slide along circles in time with the music, and the better you do, the higher your score and multiplier goes. The controls themselves…

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Vancouver 2010™ — Official Game of the Olympic Winter Games Review

Review GameHouse By Dave Flodine, 5 years ago
Vancouver 2010™ — Official Game of the Olympic Winter Games Review

The winter olympics are upon us! For those of you not content to just simply watch the global competition, you can now compete against the computer and friends in RealArcade's official Vancouver 2010 game. You select a character and a nationality and compete in cross country skiing, speed skating, snowboarding, freestyle and biathlon. The controls are comprised mostly of pressing the large button when it appears on screen. Some games use a timer where you have to press the button just…

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Drift Sumi-e Review

Drift Sumi-e Review

Drawrace was an interesting concept. Draw a line with your finger around the track, and then see how fast your car gets to the finish line. Drift Sumi-e takes this mechanic and combines drifting cars with the elegance of Japanese sumi-e brush painting. Control is quite basic. When presented with the track, you draw a line from start to finish, avoiding the red trouble spots of the track. After you're finished, the game will go into race mode as your car drifts through the turns you la…

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Across Age ™ Review

Across Age ™ Review

With so many different games in production for the App Store it's easy to see the experimentation that goes on, resulting in new or modified genres. Across Age is a fantasy Action-RPG from FDG Entertainment that's perfect for the platform and adds to the genre in an interesting way. Initially there's nothing too new about the controls of Across Age as it uses the standard virtual analogue stick and button combinations, but the game quickly introduces a character swapping mechanic that…

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Arodius - A Dual-Stick Shooter with Plentiful Power-Ups Review

Arodius - A Dual-Stick Shooter with Plentiful Power-Ups Review

Sure, you could draw a parallel between the name Arodius and classic arcade shooter Gradius, but you'd be leading yourself astray. Despite some similarities to arcade shooters this latest release from Mobile Force is a great twin-stick shooter that's just begging to be your favorite. There are no strange controls to be had with Arodius as it sticks to the usual left-stick to move and right-stick to fire controls. A special weapon button appears at the bottom of the screen once you've…

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The Mystery of the Crystal Portal (Full) Review

The Mystery of the Crystal Portal (Full) Review

Hidden object games tend to divide people. Some like to search an environment finding treasures while others see them as a waste of time. To make the genre more palatable, they have often been combined with intriguing storylines and puzzles. Mystery of the Crystal Portal is one of these games. You play as Nicole Rankwist who is on the trail of her missing father. As you travel from locale to locale, you find objects and solve puzzles to unlock clues, and complete the mystery. The game…

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X2 Snowboarding Review

X2 Snowboarding Review

Trick-based racing games have always come in and out of vogue and the popularity genre leaders like the Tony Hawk series are a great way of checking how strong the genre is doing. X2 Games has released X2 Snowboarding despite the currently luke-warm state of trick-racing, but is its gameplay good enough to go against the odds? X2 combines several control methods, some of which can be changed to your preference, for great control over your snowboarder of choice. Accelerometer controls…

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VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers Review

VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers Review

The Action-RPG is a genre that can take a lot of beating. It's a flexible genre that lets you put as much or as little of each genre into the mix and still "get away with it". Vanquish: The Oath of Brothers is the latest Action-RPG from Gamevil and tries something new with a more "on rails" experience. Vanquish sports the usual virtual analogue stick and buttons that you'd expect, but the game is not as simple as it seems. Combat is fairly standard, with the usual combination of attac…

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Blue Skies 3GS Review

Blue Skies 3GS Review

Since the 3GS came out last year, not many games have required its use, most likely due to the fact that many iphone customers have earlier models. Chris Egerter found a solution by creating a graphical update for his game Blue Skies to take advantage of 3GS graphical features. As a new recruit at Blue Skies Air Force Academy, you learn to fly a helicopter and engage in battle with both air and ground forces. You control your aircraft via tilting your iphone in the direction you wish…

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Rise of the Triad: Dark War Review

Rise of the Triad: Dark War Review

Originally developed by Apogee software in 1995, Rise of the Triad is a FPS boiled down to its elements. Get to the exit of each level while collecting as many points and inflicting as much damage upon your enemies as possible with a multitude of fun weapons and powerups. Does this iphone port capture the fun of the original however? Mobila have ported the game with a huge selection of control options, but none seem to be optimal. After testing all four main ones, this reviewer found…

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