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Gamebook Adventures 7: Temple of the Spider God Review

Review Tin Man Games By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 6 months ago
Gamebook Adventures 7: Temple of the Spider God Review

Most of us who grew up in the 1980s remember the 'Choose your own Adventure' books, but how many remember the 'Fighting Fantasy' series? It was a style of choose your own adventure that involved using dice to roll up a character with stats, and then during the game, dice rolls were required for skill checks and combat. Success or failure would change the outcome of the story, and the outcome more often than not was death. Temple of the Spider God is a tale that takes this style of gam…

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Ninja Ponk Review

Ninja Ponk Review

Ever wonder how ninjas train? Apparently it all has to do with jumping between platforms. What the documentaries fail to mention is the all too important job of the paddler. You see, the crevice is too large for even the most athletic of ninjas to overcome, therefore they need a paddle of varying lengths. This is where you as the player come in. Help train as many ninjas as possible in the time limit by ferrying them to the other side, all the while avoiding the bombs and arrows dedica…

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Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Review

If I could digress for a moment before stepping in to this review, there are times at which I wonder if parroting what already exists on larger consoles is really the way forward for iOS. While I agree that in many cases we'd otherwise not see games like this on an iDevice, at times it's hard not to feel like being a hyena tearing at the shreds of a carcass. In this way a game can feel disappointing even despite being, relatively speaking, amazing for the platform it's on. With that s…

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Squids Review

Review The Game Bakers By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 7 months ago
Squids Review

One of the PR quotes on the app store page likens Squids by The Game Bakers to a melding of Angry Birds and Final Fantasy Tactics. It's right in the sense that you're using your finger to fling cute animals at their enemies under the guise of a tactical RPG system, but for those looking for the depth of a Final Fantasy Tactics, you're probably going to be disappointed. That's not to sell the game short however, as its novel approach and the way it eases into game concepts will please b…

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ADVENA Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
ADVENA Review

It has been a while since I've said anything like this, but if you missed out on the days of going to the local arcade and throwing a few coins down on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a few friends, then you missed out on something really special. Beat'em-ups are usually cathartic in their own right, but the addition of three other players turns it in to an almost unfair brawl where you begrudgingly assist each other, if only to beat the boss and play the next level. ADVENA by Gamev…

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Pocket RPG iPhone Edition Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Pocket RPG iPhone Edition Review

While there are those who wish for nothing more than a juicy RPG that compels them to spend hours mastering skills or defeating labyrinthine dungeons, the iPhone and iPod Touch are arguably not well suited for such epic tales. This hasn't stopped developers from making or fans from loving attempts at bringing classic RPG features to the App Store, but when a developer like Crescent Moon Games thinks outside the box to try something new I have to admit I get a little excited. Pocket RP…

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Defender of the Crown Review

Review Manomio LLC By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 9 months ago
Defender of the Crown Review

Most gamers who discovered their love of the medium during the 80s probably remember Defender of the Crown. Released on the Amiga in 1986, what we have here on the iphone is a complete port of that title (and not a port of any of the many other ports the game had). After the assassination of the king, you return to England and find yourself amassing an army to occupy lands, reunite the country, and defend against Norman factions vying to take over. So the game is turn-based and presen…

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MapleStory Cygnus Knights Edition Review

Review NEXON MOBILE By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 10 months ago
MapleStory Cygnus Knights Edition Review

For those of you unfamiliar with Maple Story, it's a free to play Korean MMO that's been around for the latter half of the 2000s.  Cygnus Knights is the 2nd release of a single player version of the franchise for mobile devices, allowing play with two characters through a world full of endlessly respawing monsters. You can play either as Mikhail the Soul Knight or Oz the Flame Wizard, essentially giving you a play choice between melee combat or magic (although it takes a bit of p…

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Third Blade Review

Third Blade Review

Com2US have made a mark on the App Store thanks to their relatively solid releases and in particular their deft hand at producing decent action KRPG titles. Caligo Chaser was an interesting take on the side-scrolling beat'em-up and Queen's Crown returned to the top-down roots while introducing a new weapon-swapping mechanic, however their latest release, Third Blade, adds a third kind of heat by mixing side-scrolling with the weapon-swap system for a far more immediate action experienc…

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ZENONIA® 3 Review

ZENONIA® 3 Review

It's clear that GAMEVIL are at their most relaxed when creating KRPGs and the anticipated release of Zenonia 3 goes to show just how much of an impact the earlier releases had on gamers after something with a bit more meat than the average App Store fare. This time around players are placed in the middle of a war between the tribes of heaven and hell, giving you ample opportunity to kick some rather obscure monster-butt. In this, the third installment of the series, several minor twea…

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro Review

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro Review

Video games (and especially those on the App Store) often boil down to fun interactive distractions that serve up entertainment in a novel fashion. Some are far better at creating an absorbing experience; some focus on technical skills and teamwork; others seek to bend the interactive medium in to something far more touching. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Micro is the collaborative work of Superbrothers, Capybara Games and songwriter Jim Guthrie and the end result is a relaxin…

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Shadow Era TCG Review

Review Kyle Poole By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Shadow Era TCG Review

Don't be fooled by its outward appearance as a free game - Shadow Era, much like any Trading Card Game (TCG) is designed to suck you in and trap you until you've emptied your pockets, your spare time and maybe even your friends. OK sure, I'm being melodramatic and not everyone is going to become obsessed about a new TCG, but basing the gameplay on something as popular as the World of Warcraft TCG and making it free is sure to snag a few people. Like most TCGs the gameplay revolves aro…

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Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden FREE Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden FREE Review

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden is exactly what it sets out to be, a Zelda-like; and to perfectly frank, it doesn't do a bad job of it either. Despite walking a line that straddles originality and shameless parody, Gameloft's latest title remains engaging despite some questionable flaws. Jumping in to the game is relatively simple, especially for those familiar with similar 3rd person action…

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Wild Frontier Review

Review KTH By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Wild Frontier Review

After a while the seemingly endless stampede of Action-RPGs being converted from the Korean mobile phone market starts to feel like a bland, monotonous Ferris-wheel of boredom. What should be an exciting and in-your-face approach to RPGs is eventually drained of all of its fun and is replaced by going through the same motions over and over. With this in mind, Wild Frontier by KTH has a lot of doubts to dispel, but after a while it was clear that this game could actually be a positive s…

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3 Kingdoms TD Review

3 Kingdoms TD Review

Excuse me a moment while I get a bit geeky for a second. After enjoying the TV series of Cowboy Bebop I was excited to check out the Director's new work, Samurai Champloo. Just like the first show this anachronistic, hip hop inspired show just oozed with style, even though it wasn't a culture I was particularly invested in. 3 Kingdoms TD by Joymaster shares a similar enthusiastic, over-the-top style that practically assaults you from the moment you jump in, but amongst the chaos is a c…

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