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Fire & Forget The Final Assault Review

Review Microids By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Fire & Forget The Final Assault Review

The original Fire & Forget was released on the Amiga in the late 80s. It took the 'at the time' visual fidelity and engagement of a racing game like Outrun, and added shooting. This obviously paid off as not only was there a sequel, but now Microids have rebooted the franchise on iOS with Fire & Forget: The Final Assault. You drive the 'Thunder Master III', a speedy tank chock full of fire-power... that also possesses the ability to fly! You'll need it if you're going to protec…


They Need To Be Fed 2 Review

Review Jesse Venbrux By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
They Need To Be Fed 2 Review

There's something to be said for minimalism done right. If you can take a striking visual style and boil it down to simple elements, what you end up with can be iconic, easy to read, and enjoyable. It also doesn't hurt to approach platforming gameplay with the same focus, because you end up with a game like They Need to be Fed 2. The goal of each level is to feed the hungry plant at the end. You yourself are its meal so of course you want to get to it as fast and intact as possible. T…


Bloom Box is not What you Expect

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Bloom Box is not What you Expect

...and the reason for this is mainly due to a misreading on my part. I moved the L to the second word, and thought that the Wii physics game Boom Blox was on its way to the App Store (cause you gotta admit, it would translate really well to the iOS platform). But after my initial confusion, what I found was an interesting little chain reaction puzzle game in which you have to shoot projectiles to free trapped flowers inside boxes. As a fan of puzzle games, and those that contain chain reactions, my interest was piqued. Have a look at the trailer and see what you think. It looks to be released before the end of the month.…


Can Knockdown 3 Review

Review Infinite Dreams Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Can Knockdown 3 Review

You know, sometimes a lot of the gaming ideas on the App Store are akin to walking down the aisles of a carnival sideshow, where all these fun little tests of skill are awaiting you; some that are primed to be more fair than others. This comparison is being used here because Can Knockdown 3 is exactly what it sounds like; the third game in a series where you throw baseballs at cans in order to knock them down. It's like having the carnival in the palm of your hand! Really the game is…


Manuganu Review

Review ALPER SARIKAYA By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Manuganu Review

There seems to be a distinct lack of caveman platformers out in the gaming world. Besides Joe and Mac, and the Flintstones game, I can't think of any, and those were over twenty years ago. Well, developer Alper Sarikaya has answered the call with Manuganu, a game that takes a few queues from endless runners, a few queues from Bit.Trip Runner 2, and whips them together into something simplistic, yet highly enjoyable. The goal of each stage is to get to the end, as obvious as that sound…


App Wrap Up (Week Ending 17th May, 2013) - iPad Edition

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 17th May, 2013) - iPad Edition

Hey hey readers! It's Friday, and that means it's time for another App Wrap Up! I don't have too many iPhone selections for you this week, so I thought i'd dip into the well, and once again focus this article on iPad releases. As always, I will show you a bunch of trailers, comment on them, and if you like what you see, you can follow the link and grab the game for yourselves. Let's get started!   Gigabattle (Mego Ltda.) All the cats of Earth have been abducted to create a giant hairball super weapon. Odd to say the least. This looks like sort of a reverse shmup mixed with a bit of real time strategy. Unique and odd enough to warrant a look i'd wager.[App Store Link]   Monst…


Frozen Synapse iPad Review

Review Mode 7 By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Frozen Synapse iPad Review

What is a gamer ideally looking for when they're in the market for a strategy game? Are they looking for a lengthy campaign complete with engaging narrative? Are they looking for a robust multiplayer experience with plenty of depth and complexity, or are they just looking for something that's, quote, a little different? Well you're in luck 'fictional gamer created for the sake of this review', because Frozen Synapse has got all those bases covered. Well perhaps not the engaging narrati…


Angry Birds film on the way in 2016

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Angry Birds film on the way in 2016

Angry Birds the Movie is on the way. Yeah, you read that right. A feature length, animated movie starring everyone's favourite mute avians is set to hit cinemas in 2016, after Sony bought the rights to Rovio's bird flinging mobile games. According to Gamespot, Iron Man producer David Maisel is attached to the film as executive producer, and John Cohen, whose credits include Despicable Me, is on board as a producer. Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton had the following to say about the deal: "We're thrilled to be distributing this film and we hope this is just the beginning of what will be a long relationship with Rovio as we look for ways to work on future projects together." So it looks li…


World War Z Movie Tie-in Game

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
World War Z Movie Tie-in Game

Now it is easy to be cynical about this release. From all accounts the upcoming movie only shares the name of the book it was based on and nothing else. On top of that, not only is it another zombie game, but it's a move licensed game as well, and those have a pretty abysmal track record. The trailer looks like your normal zombie fare except for one thing, the zombie crowd technolgy on display. Yes it looks a little goofy, but it also looks like it might lead to some fun moments. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think. The game is set for a June release.…


Scurvy Scallywags Plundering the App Store Soon

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Scurvy Scallywags Plundering the App Store Soon

Ron Gilbert, the creater of Monkey Island, Deathspank, and most recently, The Cave has turned his attention towards the iOS platform with a match-3 game of all things. The pirate theme is certainly not unwarranted given his history, and the gameplay looks to have RPG elements in it (which Puzzle Quest proved can be very addicitive). Most of all though, there's a definite personality and sense of humour in this trailer that looks like it will do well for yet another entry into a saturated genre. Have a look for yourself. No definitive release date as of yet (aside from 'soon'), but they're looking for either the end of May or the start of June.…


Pudding Monsters is free! Free pudding for all!

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 5 months ago
Pudding Monsters is free! Free pudding for all!

Zeptolab's puzzling monster mash up Pudding Monsters is currently free on the App Store, which means there's never been a better time to grab the game of squishy beasts, gooey trails, and delicious desserts. The follow up to Cut The Rope might not have gained as many accolades as its erstwhile predecessor, but it's still an entertaining and engaging little puzzler featuring some of the most adorable beasts the mobile gaming world has ever seen. When we reviewed it at the end of last year we gave it full marks, citing its perfectly paced puzzles and gorgeous graphics as reasons for falling in love with its squelchy, slidey premise. If you've never played the game we suggest you go and grab…


Chuck the Muck Review

Review Kiz Studios By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Chuck the Muck Review

Chuck yourself before you muck yourself! Sorry about that, but with a game title like Chuck the Muck it can be difficult not to make jokes. The title is also sort of misleading. Yes the game does indeed contain a muck, and as it is a physics flinger, there is certainly a high level of chucking, but the muck must be fed crystals (three in each level to be precise), and so the critter you control is the one being chucked around these single screen puzzles. The muck just looks on, and giv…


Quadropus Rampage

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Quadropus Rampage

From the makers of Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny, comes a new arcade style brawler titled Quadropus Rampage. There is a teaser trailer, and you most definitely should take a look. I think it's the 3D isometric viewpoint plus the colours, but I am reminded of Bastion. The game is looking quite good, and we'll have plenty of time for new developments as it won't be released until June 6th. We'll keep you posted.…


Starship Battles

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Starship Battles

Starship Battles is Missile Command in space, with improved graphics, and a weapon upgrade progression system. All that sounds pretty good. If you agree with that assessment, check out the trailer. It even has music from Two Steps From Hell in it (you know, that group whose music you hear in every advert and trailer if you own one of their albums?). While no definitive release date is announced, it is hoping to be out before the end of May, so keep an eye on the App Store!…


Dig! Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Dig! Review

What recourse does a failed archaeologist have when the museum funding him is hurting for business? Well as a last ditch effort (get it?), he might try and set up a dig site in his backyard, excavating the wonders of the Earth to be put on display, and the further he digs, the more valuable treasures he hopes to find. Dig is an arcade game where your shovel must excavate seventy five percent of the plot of land you have, hopefully discovering the five treasures hidden there before mov…