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Touch KO Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 12 months ago
Touch KO Review

Touch KO is a boxing game that puts players in the gloves of an amateur boxer as you fight your way up the ranks towards a title belt. As you play through the career mode, you can train your fighter and customise his appearance, gear and stats in order to become the next dominant champion. The game controls use both sides of the screen as punch buttons. Tap the screen to jab, flick inwards to hook and flick upwards to uppercut. These controls are simple for a boxing game and they do w…

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Frogger Review

Frogger Review

Frogger is a port of the classic Konami arcade title. The gameplay and goal are the same; navigate your frog across a busy highway and the river to his home on the bank. Players must get 5 frogs across the river bank in order to complete the level, while collecting power-ups and bonuses in order to get more points. Frogger is controlled by flicking your finger on the screen in the direction you want him to jump. Players can also tap or tilt in order to move by changing the options in…

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The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review

Review LucasArts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 12 months ago
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review

Have you ever found yourself stranded on the high sea with a mutinous crew and nothing but a strange voodoo recipe to escape a tricky predicament? If so you're probably already familiar with LucasArt's classic adventure The Secret of Monkey Island. For those of you who aren't so familiar, this remastering of a legendary series will have you swilling Grog and stealing idols in no time. Sadly little has changed in the way of controls since the game was first released in 1990. Much of th…

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Vegas Pool Sharks Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 12 months ago
Vegas Pool Sharks Review

Vegas Pool Sharks is a Pool game for the iPhone. Players select an opponent, each with a different skill level, and play a game of Pool. There are a few different game styles to play from but all are pretty much standard rules of the game. You control your cue by dragging your finger across the screen to set-up the angle of your shot, and dragging backwards to adjust the power of your shot. You can also opt to use on screen buttons to calibrate your shot if you find that easier. The c…

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Racer Review

Racer Review

Racer is an arcade racing game where players speed down the highway avoiding cars in order to get the highest score possible. You earn more points as you drive faster and closer to the top of the screen, but you increase the risk of crashing into oncoming traffic. You have three lives initially and receive an extra life every 2000 points you earn. You control the car’s speed and direction by dragging your finger around the screen. Move your finger forward to speed up the car and…

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The Donkey Test Review

The Donkey Test Review

Amongst the pantheon of puzzle types out there, nothing would have to be as frustrating and intriguing as the logic puzzle. Donkey by Soonio Productions turns logic puzzles into a sort of serial torture that you can't help but want to beat, and like Sisyphus rolling his stone you'll beat your brow coming back for more time and again. All you need to play Donkey is a calm mind and a light touch. All the puzzles require you to touch the correct answers (as they're presented) in order to…

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iEscaper! -Escape From the Ninja's Lair- Review

Review CELLNAVI By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
iEscaper! -Escape From the Ninja's Lair- Review

‘IEscaper! - Escape from the Ninja's Lair’ is a puzzle game that has players trapped inside a Ninja’s Lair and solving puzzles in order to escape. As the player progresses through the different levels, the puzzles get harder and traps that can kill the player become part of this deadly game. You control your character by tapping the screen in order to move and look around the room, reveal clues or solve puzzles. Items can be collected and stored in your inventory for…

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Pinball Fantasies Review

Pinball Fantasies Review

Pinball Fantasies brings arcade pinball machines to the iphone and ipod touch. There are seven different levels to chose from, each one having its own unique theme and traditional arcade sound effects. The controls for this game are basic. You tap the ball to launch it and then tap the left or right side of the screen to make use of the paddles. During gameplay there is a hidden menu that is a far-cry from being user friendly as it is almost impossible to find. This is not a major fau…

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BoXiKoN Review

BoXiKoN Review

Boxikon by Paul Burkey is an odd puzzle game, but that's not a bad thing at all when you're attempting to cram 74 different shape combinations in to a grid to score some points. Available for several years on PC and Mac, the iPhone version is a polished arcade puzzle game and delivers a Tetris come Bejeweled style of gameplay that's almost immediately addictive. Boxikon uses a drag and drop system that utilises a second finger to rotate the piece currently selected. While this can be…

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Wyrmhunter Review

Wyrmhunter Review

Wyrmhunter is a puzzle game for iPhone with gameplay almost identical to the 1972 game, Hunt The Wumpus. Players are sent to scout out the various tunnels in different asteroids for mining purposes. Unfortunately, giant and dangerous Wyrms are hiding in the caverns and it’s up to you to kill them before they kill you. You must navigate the tunnels safely and avoid obstacles like mini black holes and worm holes, as well as the deadly Wyrms. You begin in a room must choose a linki…

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Zombies vs. Sheep Review

Zombies vs. Sheep Review

Zombies vs. Sheep is a shooting gallery type game, where the player takes control of a sheep and shoots zombies, bats and other nasties in order to survive. You dodge attacks, shoot enemies, collect coins and upgrade your sheep to take on the ever growing attacks of the undead. You control your sheep by tilting the iPhone to move, shoot zombies by tapping the screen and shaking the iPhone or tapping a button to reload. The controls are simple to use and makes gameplay challenging when…

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A Doodle Flight - Draw/Import your own plane! Review

Review j2sighte By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
A Doodle Flight - Draw/Import your own plane! Review

A Doodle Flight is a top-down flight shooter which has players attacking a number of different enemies and obstacles. The draw of this game however, is that players are able to draw and create their own planes in the edit menu. The game can be controlled three ways, tilting the iPhone to move your plane, dragging your finger to move the plane or a combination of the two. Players shoot automatically as well, meaning they are free to focus on movement and avoiding enemy attacks. There i…

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Car Mania Review

Review Origin8 By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
Car Mania Review

Car Mania is a management style game similar to games like Harbour Master or Railroad Madness. You must direct inner city traffic through various paths to each coloured destination. You increase your score by getting cars safely to their destinations and must try to keep the drivers road rage meter down for as long as possible. If this meter fills up then it’s game over. You control the flow of cars by tapping on a car to select it and then dragging a path along the screen for t…

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Ranch Rush Review

Ranch Rush Review

Ranch Rush is another time management game hitting the iPhone. You play Sara, who decides to start up a farmer's market to make enough supplemental income for her flower business to ward off land developers. In the eight weeks of gametime, you have to fill orders daily by growing vegetables, tending to animals and doing it all as fast as possible. Like most games in the genre, everything is done with the press of a finger, and commands can be queued in succession. During each day, you…

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Subway Shuffle Review

Subway Shuffle Review

Subway Shuffle is a puzzle game where players must move their train cart across the tracks to get to the end of the level. However, players must move other train carts out of the way in order to clear a path for them to do so. Players control their carts by sliding them along the tracks using their finger. Carts are restricted to their respective coloured tracks and cannot move across other tracks, so players will need to juggle different coloured carts in order to clear a path for yo…

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