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Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Titan: Escape the Tower remade for iOS

There's a growing trend of remaking old game titles for the iOS platform, especially from the Commodore 64 and Amiga. Titan: Escape the Tower, is an update of the gameplay in the original Titan, released in 1989. From the trailer about to be linked, it looks like what would happen if the Arkanoid paddle could move through a series of labyrinths, trying to get the ball to safety (or at least using it to protect itself). The game releases this Thursday, and is looking to be an enjoyable and somewhat unique experience.…


Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Azkend 2 - The World Beneath free on App Store

Richly detailed match-three puzzle sequel Azkend 2 - The World Beneath is free to download for a limited time on the App Store. This act of temporary generosity can be attributed to the fact developer 10tons's next title Sparkle 2 is due out on Thursday, and the team is looking to stir up some noise for its upcoming release. Regardless of the reasons behind the game's price drop, fans of the match-three genre would be wise to give this unusual, narrative-driven puzzler a bash. The core puzzle elements are solid, and provide the spine for a quirky story campaign which sees you battling your way out of the centre of the Earth. You can download Azkend 2 - The World Beneath for free right now…


Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Deep Dungeons of Doom drops onto the App Store

After going MIA for a few months following its initial release announcement, retro action adventure Deep Dungeons of Doom has finally appeared on the App Store. As you've probably already guessed from the trope-tastic title, this is a game designed to make lovers of fantasy adventure and pixel-art graphics roll over onto their backs and purr like kittens. Whether it tickles your furry underbelly or not will depend on your fondness for arcade style, one-on-one combat. As you descend through the game's steady stream of single screen dungeons, you'll come up against an increasingly tough line-up of fantastical opponents. Though the actual fighting mechanics consist simply of a block and an a…


Little Luca Review

Review Glowingpine Studios HB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Little Luca Review

Little Luca has received comparisons to Bumpy Road. This is largely because it's a game that put the player in control of the environment, rather than the protagonist. However, while Bumpy Road was an endless runner, Little Luca is a three star physics puzzler with a retro, pixel art aesthetic. Luca is a ball that is trying to replace all the stars in the sky. The goal of each level is to collect the three stars, while trying to reach the black hole that will transport you to the next…

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Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD Review

Review CAPCOM By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD Review

It's been over two years since Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was released on the App Store, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the next two chapters in this trilogy ever since. Well the good news is that And Justice For All and Trails and Tribulations have arrived as part of the Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD. The bad news is that while the graphics have been sharpened up, there are a few niggling issues that do bring the whole experience down a little. The games ar…

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Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ iPad Review

Review Aspyr Media, Inc. By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ iPad Review

In some circles, BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic is considered the finest Star Wars game ever devised. Released back in 2003, it successfully captured not only the action-adventure sensibilities of the source movies, but also the epic scope of the Star Wars universe. Not content to let the classic slide further into the past, developer Aspyr has ported the full game onto the iPad. Bar a few control tweaks, this iOS release is a near perfect recreation of the original Knights of…

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Free-to-play sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2 blooming in July

News By James Gilmour, 1 year, 5 months ago
Free-to-play sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2 blooming in July

Long awaited tower defence sequel Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time is set to spring up on iOS devices on July 18th. What's more, it's going to be an App Store exclusive, and will be free to download. Much like the most recent Cut the Rope sequel, this new episode of lawn protecting action will propel the player between different periods of history. According to Eurogamer, you'll be shooing zombies off your Egyptian stonework one minute, and keeping your bay free of undead pirates the next. Things are a little different this time out. In addition to setting up towers and blasting zombies with seeds, you'll be able to attack the rotting marauders with your very own fingers by tapping th…


'Bridgy Jones' Engineers its way onto the App Store This Week

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
'Bridgy Jones' Engineers its way onto the App Store This Week

The bridge builder has always been one of the foundations of the physics puzzle genre (how ironic), but aside from a handful of flash games, low key iOS releases and World of Goo, it's never really had too much of a mainstream presence. This Thursday's release of Bridgy Jones won't likely change that, but it is looking to be a fantastic physics puzzler experience if the trailer is anything to go by. Take a look for yourselves. It looks to contain intuitive touch controls for building and deleting your structures, and I saw a little bit of Angry Birds-esque flinging in there too. Intriguing if nothing else. Look for our review sometime after the release.…


Leviathan: Warships' new Update Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Leviathan: Warships' new Update Trailer

You might remember the original trailer for Paradox Interactive's Leviathan: Warships. If not, it featured smooth music and the sultry tones of a new entrant into the land of voiceover supremacy. Well now with their 'Jazzy Update', the voice is back, and just as amusing. The update itself just adds smooth jazz music as an option while you're engaging in naval combat, but the video is worth a watch just for the entertainment value. I about lost it when the boat puns started. Check out our review of the game here.…


Terraria Heading to iOS Soon

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 5 months ago
Terraria Heading to iOS Soon

Back in 2011 on the PC, Terraria was released. At the time it looked like a 2D Minecraft with more of a focus on combat. Earlier this year it got ported over to consoles, and now finally it looks to be on its way to iOS. Now with the complexity of the game, the control scheme needs to be fine-tuned, otherwise this release will be dead in the water. Appparently the game has been redesigned with the touch-screen in mind. We'll know when the game is released. For now, have a look at the launch trailer for the console version.…


1968 Review

Review Attribite AB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
1968 Review

The year is 1968. A full year before Apollo 11 makes its historic moon landing, NASA sends an automobile to the orbiting chunk of rock, and makes a shocking discovery: it's full of cheese. The old saying was right. As the astronaut behind the wheel of this lunar vehicle, you need to collect as much cheese as possible and reach the flags at the end of each stage, all in low gravity conditions. The thing is, gravity - however low - shouldn't be this unpredictable. The car drives well en…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 31 May 2013

Feature By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 31 May 2013

It's Friday once again, which means it's time to take a look back at this week's top stories in the world of iOS gaming. Stars Wars: Knights of the Old Republic out on iPad Like a lightsaber flaring to life the darkness, classic BioWare RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic appeared on the App Store yesterday. Oddly, there was surprisingly little fanfare for the iOS port of this beloved title, which originally came to consoles an PC back in 2003. Set 4,000 years prior to the movies, the game focuses on the decidedly nasty Sith Lord Darth Malak. It's up to you to stop this sinister Sith git from destroying the Republic, and wiping out the Jedi. Its decade-old visuals may look a tou…


Finger Tied Review

Review Streaming Colour Studios By James Gilmour, 1 year, 6 months ago
Finger Tied Review

Finger Tied is a puzzle game. However, its puzzles are not the traditional brain-teasing challenges you might expect. Instead, the test here is to stretch your fingers, and attempt to move your digits in the manner the game demands. Each level will display one or more shapes, accompanied by a number of squares upon which you can travel. If there is only one shape, you must press your finger down upon it and drag towards the shape's counterpart, highlighting all the available tiles alo…

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Champs: Battlegrounds offers a head to head Tactical Experience this Summer

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Champs: Battlegrounds offers a head to head Tactical Experience this Summer

From the press release, this sounds like an attempt to create a small scale MOBA (games like League of Legends) on the iOS platform, but instead of a team of individuals working together, you hand pick a team of champs and take their unique abilities into battle against another team. Have a look at the trailer and see what you think. Look for this to be released in the next couple of months.…


Quell Memento Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 6 months ago
Quell Memento Review

It's worth noting that, sometimes, all it takes to create a more poignant gaming experience is attention to presentation and transition. We're not talking about the actual visuals and soundscape of a game, but what lies in-between. In Quell Memento, you explore the memories of the last occupant of a house based on the remnants of what they've left behind. As you wipe the dust from pictures, you peer closer at glass puzzles that hold special significance. In solving the puzzles therein…

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