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3D Rollercoaster Rush Review

3D Rollercoaster Rush Review

Bends, turns, loop-de-loops, trying your hardest not to fly off the track. These thrills form the basis of 3D Rollercoaster Rush. There's a rollercoaster and a car full of people. Get through the track as fast as possible while keeping as many passengers alive as you can. If you've played Rollercoaster Rush, it's basically the same game with better graphics and streamlined controls. The controls are simple and easy to use. Tilt the screen right to go faster, tilt the screen left to sl…

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Bloons Review

Bloons Review

If you asked a monkey to throw a limited amount of sharp darts at a bunch of tethered balloons and scored him based on how many he managed to pop, you'd probably look a little mad. But if you buy Bloons by Digital Goldfish you can live out that dream in all of its puzzle based glory; or if it's not your dream, you can at least enjoy the plethora of clever puzzles within. The control is simple, with players draging their finger to set the power and angle of their shots. Annoyingly, the…

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Chocolate Shop Frenzy Review

Chocolate Shop Frenzy Review

Digital Chocolate have released a time management game, and funnily enough, it's in a chocolate shop. In Chocolate Shop Frenzy, you have to run your chocolate shop for an entire year, making a cash quota every day by serving customers what they want before they get mad and leave your store. How does it compare to other games in the genre though? Like most of these games, control is all done via touch of a finger. Touch a machine to create chocolates, touch a customer to serve them, to…

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I Dig It Review

I Dig It Review

There have been a couple mining games of late in the app store. I Dig it is the latest. Controlling a vehicle with jets and a giant drill, the goal is to find as much ore, gems and precious items as possible to pay off the debt on your farm. As you drill deeper, the rewards become greater, but you have to manage not only your vehicle's fuel, but your heat, cargo and damage as well. The game controls via an analogue stick at the bottom of the screen. To drill a section of earth, just t…

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Topple 2 Review

Topple 2 Review

Topple 2 is a physics based, block stacking game for the iPhone. Players must stack up different blocks in order to create a tower that reaches a certain height. Once players reach this goal they must keep stacking in order to get extra points and bonus multipliers. The game is over if four or more blocks falls from the tower and off the screen or the timer runs out. Block placement is quite simple; players tap on the blocks from the top of the screen and drag them down onto the base…

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Textropolis Review

Textropolis Review

Textropolis is a word based game where the player must travel to various cities, finding as many four letter or more words they can using letters in the city name (Eg. Amsterdam– star, master etc). The more words you find, the higher the population of that city, and overall the world, grows. As this is a word based game, the only controls needed are to choose letters and cities. Tap the screen as you would any other iPhone application to make your selections. You can get bonuses…

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Parachute Panic HD Review

Parachute Panic HD Review

FDG Entertainment's new game Parachute Panic has you trying to guide parachuting stickmen onto moving ships whilst avoiding all sorts of obstacles. The control system works well. You tap the stickmen to open their parachute and create gusts of wind with the flick of a finger to help move your men in the right direction. Obstacles will appear that you either have to avoid or destroy by tapping them several times in succession. This game doesn't have a wide variety of modes and the gra…

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Monkey Money Slots Review

Monkey Money Slots Review

Monkey Money Slots is a slot machine game with a jungle theme. You try your luck and manage your wagers in order to chase down that big win. The object of the game is to win money, and the biggest of your wins will be displayed in the highscore board in the main menu. You control the slots by adjusting your bet, tapping the spin button and hoping for a win. You are always free to adjust the bet or try your luck by hitting the roulette or card guess tables by pressing the corresponding…

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10 Pin Shuffle™ Bowling Review

10 Pin Shuffle™ Bowling Review

10 Pin Shuffle is a fully 3D version of bowling and shuffleboard for the iPhone. Players can play against the computer or against a local player in an attempt to prove who the better bowling or shuffleboard player is. You bowl using your finger to line up your puck, and then flick then screen to make the shot. However, the controls are very hard to master. More often than not, your shot will either veer off target or miss completely because of the sensitivity of the controls. The only…

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Scoops - Ice Cream Fun For Everyone Review

Scoops - Ice Cream Fun For Everyone Review

Who hasn't thought of building an ice cream cone to the heavens? In Scoops, it's your goal to stack as many scoops of ice cream on top of your cone as you can, avoiding the nasty vegetables. Once you collect three vegetables, it's game over. How high can you go? Controlling your tower of ice cream is handled by tilting the iPhone left and right. There's a level of finesse involved as you can wobble the ice cream, bounce a vegetable off the side, and grab another scoop on the other sid…

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Spore™ Origins Review

Spore™ Origins Review

Spore Origins is a spin-off title from the 2008 PC game Spore. Players must start out as a single celled organism and eat other organisms in order to evolve. Players can upgrade their creatures to increase defence, movement and perception and colour patterns and body shapes can be edited for aesthetic purposes. You control your creature by tilting the iPhone in the direction you want them to move. Players must also tap on the screen when in the creature evolution menu and can change c…

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Sentinel 2: Earth Defense Review

Review Origin8 By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
Sentinel 2: Earth Defense Review

Sentinel 2 is a tower defence game in which players must stop a large alien force from taking over the planet Earth. Like most tower defence games, players must build and upgrade various attack towers in order to kill off the advancing enemy forces. Like most tower defence games, the controls are pretty straightforward. Players control their tower placement by selecting the type of tower they want to place and drag it onto the map. You can also unleash other powerful attacks, but only…

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Meteor - Brick Breaker Review

Meteor - Brick Breaker Review

Meteor Brick Breaker is a brick smashing game where players control a small space ship and must smash all of the bricks in front of you in order to complete the level. Players can also utilize various power-ups and bonuses in order to break the bricks faster. Players control the spaceship by dragging their finger across the slider bar in the direction they want to move and launch the ball by tapping the ball itself. They must make sure to always keep the ball bouncing; otherwise they…

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Jojos Fashion Show 2 Review

Jojos Fashion Show 2 Review

Jojo’s Fashion Show 2 puts players in charge of dressing models with various fashion styles backstage at a fashion show. Your goal is to put on a 5 star show by matching the right clothes to the right styles. The controls are simple enough, drag clothes of the right style on to the models and then tap the screen to send them out once dressed. Power-ups can be used to further increase your fashion points and get you closer to a 5 star show. However, the controls aren’t as r…

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Synth Racing Review

Synth Racing Review

Synth Racing by Race to the Moon is a time-trial racing game that takes all the style and speed from Wipeout, but doesn't quite manage to live up to the game it takes its inspiration from. The aim of the game here is to reach your goal as quickly as possible. To reach the pinnacle of your potential speed you'll need to avoid these obstacles and collect speed-boosts, so you'll be happy to know that the tilt-controls used to slide your ship around the screen are almost flawless in their…

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