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1001 Attempts Review

Review Everplay By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
1001 Attempts Review

I know what you're all thinking, and no, I don't have an answer to what happens when you've hit one thousand and one attempts at 1001 Attempts. Even with the amount of restarts, our time spent with the game was nowhere near that amount. It probably is only an answer for the most dedicated players... or more likely, perhaps it's just a catchy name for a 'how long can you last?' style arcade game. You control a little purple... thing, and your goal is to avoid death while trapped in thi…

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Gravity.Duck Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Gravity.Duck Review

It isn't often that the motivation for your character is just plain greed. The last time we played as a greedy duck was back on the NES in Ducktales. In Gravity Duck, you are after a golden idol in each level, possibly because its innumerable wealth could buy all the pieces of bread this duck could ever desire. Regardless, the way towards you goal is fraught with peril, but as luck (and the game mechanics) would have it, you have the power to flip gravity on your side! Not just flip it…

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FAA's Free App of the Day: Plight of the Zombie

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day: Plight of the Zombie

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "Are you fed up of games in which you grab a gun and "defend yourself" against hordes of hungry zombies who're just looking for a meal? If so, check out Plight of the Zombie. In this line-drawing title, you take on the role of a member of the walking dead, and attempt to chow down on some tasty brains. Naturally, said brains are hidden behind obstacles and guarded by gun-toting humans." Download it now and get the best free apps every day from the Free App Alliance app.…


Code Giveaway! - Let's Create! Pottery

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Code Giveaway! - Let's Create! Pottery

You might be wondering, 'Andrew, why are you plugging what seems to be an educational toy about pottery?' Well, it's because it happens to be a game I held in very high regard over two years ago when it first launched on the App Store and to this day it remains a wonderful example of how the iPhone's accurate touch-screen interface was able to open up new and exciting pathways for developers to explore. Mastering the art of crafting various pots, plates, and cups (as well as your own free-form creations) isn't easy, but then again clay isn't the easiest medium to learn how to work with even in real life. In order to earn new paints and patterns for your works you'll need to craft commissio…


Dream Tim

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Dream Tim

No, that's not a typo, it's the name of a new runner game coming out to the App Store on March 6th. This one boasts story progression through mission completion, interesting power-ups in the form of potions, and a swipe mechanic to destroy enemies as you're running along. Take a look at the trailer.…


Penumbear Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Penumbear Review

Penumbear by Taco Graveyard and Bulkypix doesn't pull any punches. All too often the App Store finds itself burdened with titles that evoke the likeness of games we know and love, but so few go as far as to understand what made them great and come up with something entirely new in the process. With nothing more than the ability to run back and forth, jump, and activate various switches in the world, you'll need to solve a complex series of stages that beg you to scratch a little deepe…

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Cognition: Episode One hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Cognition: Episode One hits the App Store

The iPad is slowly becoming a second home for the point and click adventure, a point hammered home with the release of Phoenix Online Studios's Cognition: Episode One. The game casts you as Erica Reed, an FBI agent who has the power of post-cognition. She can pick up objects and see what happened to them in their past. Now she's on the trail of four killers, and one of them knows about her power. Cue lots of object finding, mysterious puzzle solving, and some gorgeous looking graphics. If you're a fan of the adventure genre, then you're likely to find a whole lot here to get your pointing and clicking teeth into. Put together by something of an adventure game dream team, Cognition: Episod…


Purple Cape Review

Review Josh Presseisen By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Purple Cape Review

There's something almost sacred about the platformer. There's a formula in place that seems almost immutable: The character runs around the screen (automatically in the case of some) and the player can jump (all the better to reach new areas and avoid or crush enemies). Purple Cape by Lastmoon Games and Forest Moon Games throws out such old-fashioned ideas and tries something entirely new - you don't move at all unless you're jumping. In a way this is the kind of concept that only wor…

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Real Racing 3 (Worldwide Release) Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Real Racing 3 (Worldwide Release) Review

Editor's Note: As of the 28th of February the game is live across the world. Updates to the game have resolved minor bugs, however most importantly at the time of this writing 'repairs' no longer take time to complete. You'll still be considerably out of pocket, but it will put you back on the road sooner after taking unavoidable damage (such as from a TSM-controlled AI driver). Despite this the core problem afflicting RR3's playability remains in-tact; the game is devoid of meaningful…

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The Other Brothers

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
The Other Brothers

The Other Brothers is a platformer that was embroiled in a bit of legal trouble last year, and it missed its 2012 release date. Well it looks like the project is alive and well, and is slated for a March release. Visually, it uses a similar art style to Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP, and looks to provide some unique platforming experience. Have a look at the trailer.…


Gemini Rue due out for iOS this Spring

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Gemini Rue due out for iOS this Spring

I only discovered developer Wadjet Eye Games last year, and through 2012, i played through Gemini Rue and their Blackwell series (and I have plans to play Resonance soon). They make fantastic adventure games, and now Gemini Rue is being ported to iOS. Here's the original trailer of the game. Gemini Rue is a fantastic sci-fi tale set in a hostile and corrupt galaxy. Adventure game fans should really enjoy this one, and we'll let you know when it's released.…


The Gods: Rebellion Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
The Gods: Rebellion Review

Brawlers of various incarnations have always found a home on the App Store. Their charm is simple: You get to punch/stab or otherwise beat up a near endless variety of foes over and over again. It's immediate and it's effective, and barring horrible controls you're going to get some sort of enjoyment out of it. The Gods: Rebellion follows the God of War formula, almost to the letter (albeit with a Chinese mythos instead of a Greek one) making it a familiar - if uninspired - experience…

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Gemini Rue coming to iOS devices

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Gemini Rue coming to iOS devices

If you like your point and click adventures gritty, old skool, and set in the reasonably distant but still recognisable future, then Wadjet Eye Games has a special treat in store for you in the shape of Joshua Nuernberger's Gemini Rue. First released in 2011 on PC, the game is set to make its way to the App Store in the next couple of months, bringing with it a graphical adventure that owes its style to the few years in the late eighties and early nineties when pointing and clicking was king. There's scant information on the iOS release just yet, with Wadjet Eye only saying that the game will have a UI that fits more comfortably onto touch screen devices. Which is good, because we didn't w…


Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno Review

At times I wonder if the incomplete release of a game is the result of hubris on the part of the developer, or a genuine lack of time to bring the pieces together. In any case, no matter how intriguing your idea may be, if it can't stand on its own two feet it's going to have a rough time in the hands of even the most casual of gamers. Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno is SEGA and Polm Studio's attempt at boiling down the Console and PC release of 'Wrath of the Dead Rabbit', but instead of a g…

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Power Tower mixes Poker with Match 3

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Power Tower mixes Poker with Match 3

The trailer of this game asks if you've ever dreamed of mixing poker with a match-3 game. There has to be someone out there who has right? Well they're going to be really happy with the release of Poker Tower this Thursday on the App Store. Not only is it an interesting idea, trying to match poker hands in this fashion, but the low-fi graphics make it look like it's either on the original GameBoy or one of those portable LCD single game systems. Have a look at the trailer.…