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FAA's Free App of the Day: Dead Zone HD – The Living Daylights

Feature By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
FAA's Free App of the Day: Dead Zone HD – The Living Daylights

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "You're a survivor. Your army base has been overrun by thousands of hungry flesh-eating geeks. There's only one thing to do: grab an arsenal of weapons (including shotguns, pistols, chainsaws, and grenades) and blow the little buggers to bits. If you're lucky, you'll unlock a variety of Game Center-powered achievements before the zombies use you as a chew toy." Download it now and get the best free apps every day from the Free App Alliance app.…


4x Board Game 'Eclipse' Recieving iOS Treatment

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
4x Board Game 'Eclipse' Recieving iOS Treatment

The 4x genre of videogames is one of those niche strategy sub genres that cultivates dedicated fans through complex and epic feeling gameplay (usually in a space setting). Think Master of Orion, or Sword of the Stars (though games like Civilization count as well). One thing that amazes me about the board game scene is the ability to take incredibly complex concepts and turn them into something you can easily sit down at a table with and play for a few hours. Now developer 'Big Daddy Creations' has taken this complex board game and allows the computer to handle all the book and piece keeping, leaving you only with the strategy to deal with. Here's a short video of the game…


First look at Badlands Multiplayer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
First look at Badlands Multiplayer

So the more that is released about the upcoming ios game Badlands, the more intrigued I become. For instance, it has a competetive multiplayer mode on the same device (mainly for iPad use I would imagine as that would be hell to play on an iPhone). A video showcasing the mode has been unveiled so have a look! Looks like a blast, especially with the power-up the essentially multi-balls your little flying creature. Enough with the preview vids now. Let's get this game released!…


TNNS Review

Review Rabbx Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
TNNS Review

After Ziggurat, it was going to be interesting to see what Action Button Entertainment came up with next. We're a little late to the party on this one, but with the release of TNNS (which is pronounced tennis), they seem to have cemented themselves as a maker of games with simple mechanics and premises, that reward an increase of skill from the player, while having very engaging low-fi presentation. TNNS is a variation on both Pong and Breakout, with a subtle change of control, and a r…

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Death Golf™ Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Death Golf™ Review

Sometimes I wonder if we went down the wrong trouser leg of history and ended up with a version of Golf utterly devoid of any excitement or tension. Of course there's skill involved in making accurate shots and in a competitive environment you could argue for some sort of conflict occurring, but ultimately it's hitting a ball in the safe, lush confines of a green wonderland. Utterly safe. Utterly boring. Death Golf is like the other trouser leg - it's a world where golf is a struggle…

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Badlands confirmed for March launch

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Badlands confirmed for March launch

Frog Mind Games has confirmed that their upcoming, side-scrolling action adventure title for iOS devices Badlands is likely to hit the App Store in March. They've also confirmed that the game will feature four player, same device competitive multiplayer. The game takes place in a forest and looks absolutely gorgeous. You control a blobby denizen of the woods who has to uncover the deep dark secret that lurks behind the trees. With physics based gameplay and a good dollop of imagination, Badlands is unlike most things you've ever seen. Throw in the aforementioned four player multiplayer, which lets you take on friends and foes in dangerous races through spike filled forest tracks, and you'r…


Karateka Review

Review Karateka LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Karateka Review

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and accept that even heroes can make mistakes. Some would argue that Jordan Mechner has made several in his time, but the remake of Karateka (his break-out title from 1984) is definitely amongst them. Where the original was a relatively simple affair of fighting opponent after opponent using a joystick and two (or one) button setup. The game was praised for its fluid combat and clever use of tension to motivate players to save Mariko - it was…

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Power Tapper Released January 21st

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Power Tapper Released January 21st

Anyone ever play Patapon on the PSP? I ask because Power Tapper looks to offer a similar game experience on the iPhone. You attack your enemies through the power of rhythm. The trailer will explain all! The art style is very minimalist, but the music and sound effects are pretty engaging, and unlike Patapon, the warriors aren't repeating the same words over and over again. Look out for this one next week.…


Repulze Review

Review Pixelbite By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Repulze Review

You know, I kind of wish this game was terrible so I could call it, 'Repulze-ive', but as reviewers we never wish for games to be terrible, and this one isn't... so that's good! Repulze is a racer that takes many of its cues from Wipeout. It's got the sleek finned hover cars, it's got the pulsing soundtrack, and it has pretty impressive visuals. It also has a polarity mechanic, but we'll get to that later. Apparently you're a test pilot for these experimental hover cars, at the mercy o…

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Pumped: BMX Review

Review Yeah Us! By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Pumped: BMX Review

Pumped: BMX by Yeah Us! isn't the first bike-themed time-trial and trick-scoring racer we've seen, and I doubt it will be the last, but what it lacks in concept originality, it makes up for in complexity. It may sound like I'm giving the game grief, but complexity isn't inherently a bad thing - in fact, when implemented competently (which is true of this title) it makes for a rewarding experience as you nail those jumps, pull off a few tricks, and glide to the end feeling like you jus…

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Infestor infecting the App Store on Thursday

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Infestor infecting the App Store on Thursday

Ravenous Games, the developer behind the League of Evil series among other things, has announced that their next game, Infestor, will be squelching its way onto the App Store on the 17th of January. Following in the footsteps of League of Evil, the game is a pixel-styled platformer. The twist here is that the green alien blob you control can't do everything on its own, so you need to infest characters dotted around the level in order to take over their bodies and use their special skills. There are 60 levels for you to work your way through, and plenty of fiendish traps and puzzles for you to get past in each. Ravenous Games has a nack for creating bite sized, hardcore platforming adventur…


Time Surfer Review

Review Kumobius By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 6 months ago
Time Surfer Review

Amongst the auto-running genre's many niggling faults, there's always the sneaking thought that you could have completed a run much better if only you hadn't screwed up by a fraction of a second. Time Surfer by Kumobius hangs on to that idea and says, 'Fine, go back and fix your mistake, but it's only going to get harder.' The game takes its cues from the Tiny Wings playbook, granting players control of a character that must 'surf' the hills by using a simple single-touch control of a…

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Zen Training

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Zen Training

The idea of zen gameplay has kind of blossomed with-in the last few years, but really you could probably trace the idea back to a game like Tetris. There are some games that just are meant to relax you as you play, because you can turn your brain off and just let your fingers do the work (and amazingly, a large number of these games are puzzle based, so the paradox is quite intriguing). Zen Training is that type of game, where you turn a tree around to catch the falling gems in their correct colour stone areas. Have a look at the trailer. The music also helps a lot to relax doesn't it? The game is released this week on January 17th.…


Phobia as a Game Concept

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Phobia as a Game Concept

Well clustrophobia at least. Claustrophobic is a high score game that will be out in the App Store this Thursday. The thing that stands out in the gameplay video i'm about to show you, is how the level starts closing in on you, and how the sound design enforces this feeling. A great concept and use of a core idea if nothing else. Have a look for yourselves! [PKCLsoft's website]…


Undead Soccer coming January 17th

News By Harry Slater, 1 year, 6 months ago
Undead Soccer coming January 17th

Developer CGMatic has teamed up with BulkyPix to release a new take on the flick football genre, Undead Soccer. Rather than using your finger kills to score goals, here you'll use them to hold back waves of everyone's favourite iOS enemy, zombies. The game sees you taking control of a star player who gets sent off half way through a match. After a shower and a sleep, you awake to find that everyone in the world has been turned into a flesh munching creature of the night, and only your silky footballing skills can save you. Cue lots of football flicking, as well as plenty of boosts and bonuses, as you work your way through a variety of stadia and scenarios, kicking balls in the faces of the…