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Major Mayhem Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Major Mayhem Review

Ninjas are attacking and they've taken your girlfriend somehow. That's the premise of Adult Swim's latest foray into mobile gaming. As Major Mayhem, you need to travel deep into the heart of enemy territory and slaughter hundreds of ninjas mercilessly to make the world safer... and for booty. The game has sort of a Time Crisis / Operation Wolf vibe to it. You run from cover to cover and you pop out to mow down ninjas. Your gun is fired by tapping the screen where you want to shoot, an…

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Snoopy’s Street Fair Review

Snoopy’s Street Fair Review

I have to confess that I've somewhat wilfully ignored much of what is on TV for the last decade, that is to say, I own a TV, but much of what I watch is thanks to DVDs or the snippets I inevitably see now and then. As such I've lost touch on a pivotal annual classic that is the inevitable re-run of the Peanuts shows and movies. I go in to this review with the assumption that you have grown up with or know about this cartoon world to some degree. Beeline Interactive arguably succeeded…

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Minecraft – Pocket Edition Review

Review Mojang By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Minecraft – Pocket Edition Review

Like so many others I have spent my time with and enjoyed playing Minecraft on my PC. While there are debates about whether it is a 'game' in the strictest of terms, there's no denying the sense of satisfaction that comes from setting a goal and working your way towards it. However, Minecraft - Pocket Edition... ... well there's no other way to say it other than "it's simply the free java browser version for your iOS device of choice," and this alone wouldn't be so bad, but it's also…

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Junk Jack Review

Review Pixbits SRL By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Junk Jack Review

There's a sort of epiphany, a miniature moment of enlightenment if you will, that comes from a lifetime of playing video games. It can come even earlier than this, but you start to see the vast reams of games you've played as a rainbow of genres, each one blurring seamlessly in to the next with some becoming the strongest example of a specific moment. If you've not played the free-form exploration title Minecraft you've done yourself a disservice; while I personally dipped in and out…

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Oh! Edo Towns Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Oh! Edo Towns Review

I guess this was sort of inevitable - no I don't mean Kairosoft releasing a new game, but rather a game from Kairosoft that touches (if only tangentially) on actual city management games like Sim City. Any real similarity between the classic Sim game and Oh! Edo Towns is only minor, so what does the latest game from the Japanese powerhouse developer have to offer? If you've delved in to their previous games of Hot Springs Story and High School Story you'll get a good sense of deja vu…

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Battle Group Review

Review Bane Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Battle Group Review

I'd like to think that we've all seen Missile Command before; its iconic gameplay revolving around spitting out explosive charges to consume incoming projectiles has even been the subject of TV shows like Chuck. More to the point, remakes have never been in short supply, but few attempt to truly innovate like Battle Group by Bane Games. Much like the game that inspired it, you'll initially tap the screen to launch explosive charges that slowly move away from your ship to defend it fro…

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NBA 2K12 for iPhone Review

Review 2K Sports By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
NBA 2K12 for iPhone Review

Barring the relatively recent addition of NBA JAM to iOS' roster of games, Basketball has been somewhat poorly represented on the App Store. Given that its only real competition is purely arcade-fodder, NBA 2K12 for iPhone by Take-Two and 2K Games doesn't need to do much to stand out and impress, but it has none-the-less managed to be more than a cash-in on this void. As to be expected players can jump in and control any one of the 30 NBA teams on offer with their current roster and s…

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FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

It's that time of year again when all the new annual iterations of EA Sports' line up get released, and us reviewers are stuck with the task of not only treating these titles as their own game, but simultaneously comparing them to every previous yearly release and seeing how they stack up. So how does FIFA 12 stack up in the world of electronic soccer simulation? Let us delve in and find out. First off, for those who bemoaned FIFA 11 for neglecting a comprehensive football manager mod…

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The Sims™ Medieval Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
The Sims™ Medieval Review

The Sims has always been a strange beast. Just the initial concept of taking over someone else's life and guiding them through the mundane tasks that make up our own existence takes on kind of a sinister tone when you think about it. Of course if you think a little more, the RPG genre is all about taking over another person's life, and if you grind enough, monster slaying can become as monotonous as attending a nine to five job and having to cook yourself dinner every night. It's kind…

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Grand Prix Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Grand Prix Story Review

It seems we can barely finish a Kairosoft game these days before another hits the shelves in order to suck up the loose change from our collective wallets. To be fair to the developer, Grand Prix Story did see its way on to the Android platform as an exclusive earlier in the year. It's hard to feel cynical and claim the game as a simple cash grab, because when it comes down to it the game is just as great as you'd expect it to be. It's no surprise to find out that Grand Prix Story is…

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MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Let's get this out of the way first. If you're a NFL fan and are looking to play some Gridiron on your iPhone, Madden 12 has enough content and solid gameplay to make it a worthwhile purchase. For everyone else, let's delve a little deeper. The game is played with a combination of touch mechanics and an on screen joystick and buttons. Whether on offensive or defense, you can select a play from your team's book (with every team having their own unique plays), or you can use the touch s…

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Mega Mall Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Mega Mall Story Review

I hope you have plenty of time to lose because developer Kairosoft is back with another sim game to eat up the hours. In Mega Mall Story, your goal is to take the small building you've been given and turn it into a 5-star ranked mall within the span of fifteen years. Sound like an arduous task? Perhaps, but with the help of your faithful secretary and some wise investment, a great mall is certainly within reach. For as complex a game as Mega Mall Story is, it sports a mostly intuitive…

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FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS Review

Although many consumers may not realize it, the existence of Final Fantasy Tactics on the App Store brings a whole host of interesting and complex questions related mostly to what we as gamers expect of our time with iOS devices. Premium AAA titles aren't in a huge supply, partially due to the market still finding its feet with regards to what does and doesn't work and how much to charge (or how to split up the charges), so when a game like Tactics is released it grabs everyone's atten…

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Jack of All Tribes Deluxe Review

Review G5 Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Jack of All Tribes Deluxe Review

Trying to untangle the weaved mess that is the birth and growth of certain sub-genres of games can be a daunting task, especially when popular casual titles take to mixing RTS, Strategy and Puzzle elements (along with a dash of luck) in order to create their addicting gameplay. Things get even more complicated when you begin to ponder a game like Jack of All Tribes by G5 Entertainment and Divo Games as it could easily be considered a casual RTS in the style of games like The Settlers,…

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Pocket Academy Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Pocket Academy Review

Ask and ye shall receive - it wasn’t all that long ago that Japanese iOS gamers had their hands on the latest release from Kairosoft, Pocket Academy, but now English speaking audiences can try their hands at running a high-school. Much like the other titles in the ‘Story’ series your job is to manage a company (or in this case an institution) in order to keep it growing and providing the best services in the country. First things first though; ‘Game Dev’…

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