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Dual Survivor Review

Review Rising Step By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Dual Survivor Review

Playing Dual Survivor is the gaming equivalent of being punched in the stomach by someone who claims to be your friend. And, like the assualted party in that metaphor, it will leave you wondering if you somehow deserved it. But, even as your find yourself asking the question, you will realise that it's really the game which is to blame. This oddly schizophrenic sensation is deliberate. The game demands an equal split of your mental energies. You have to navigate two seperate…

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See first images and trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
See first images and trailer for Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance

Some new images from Eutechnyx's upcoming defence game Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance have just surfaces online. One of the new piccies in question gets up-close and personal with one of the game's hero units, a Dark Angels tactical marine. Another features a gun-toting gretchin, a member of the Ork army which the Dark Angels will be squaring-off against. There are also some shots of space marine hardware, including an airborne Stormraven, and a Rhino tank.  Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance will put you in the heavy metal boots of the space marines, and task you with fending off ork attacks by defending four horizontal lanes. We don't have an exact release date, but the ga…


Create your own robot - and your own games - in new build-'em-up Principia

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Create your own robot - and your own games - in new build-'em-up Principia

After a spell of exclusivity on Android, impossible contraption game Principia has built itself a home on the App Store. At it's core, Principia is about using your noggin to create weird and wonderful structures. Sometimes, these structures will let you direct a small robot from one side of the screen to the other. However, with a little bit of graft and a basic understanding of mechanical engineering, you'll be able to knock up a fully functioning tank, complete with meaty tracks and working cannon. As you can see from the trailer below, your creations are limited only by your imagination. If you fancy testing those limits, you can download Principia for £2.49 / $3.99 from the App…


Oquonie Review

Review David Mondou-Labbe By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Oquonie Review

Oquonie offers no introduction or explanation. It's developer has created a striking and unusual world filled with strange rules and bizarre creatures - but he has left it entirely up to you to make sense of them. You are dropped into a beautifully-drawn isometric environment. Your character looks like a strange, long-necked bird in smart trousers. With no clues as to how to proceed, you must tap and swipe the screen to explore the monochrome landscape. After you've run into a couple…

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Classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game coming to iPhone and iPad next month

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy game coming to iPhone and iPad next month

If you feel the need to keep a towel with you at all times, notice the number 42 popping up with unnerving frequency, and enjoy the taste of Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, then we have some good news for you. BBC 4 Extra is about to release an iOS-friendly version of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition. Written by Douglas Adams himself, in collaboration with Steve Meretzky from Infocom, the original text adventure was released in 1984. Now, some 30 years later, it will go live on BBC 4 Extra's website on March 8th. Though it'll be hosted on the BBC site, this visually updated version will be playable on iPad or iPhone. It'll also let you share in-game ach…


See a rhino doing the robot in funky new Nimblebit game Disco Zoo

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
See a rhino doing the robot in funky new Nimblebit game Disco Zoo

When we were young there were only two things we liked about school: trips to the zoo, and the end of term disco. It seems Nimblebit and Milkbag Games have similarly fond memories, as they have forced both these events together for their new collaboration Disco Zoo. Despite the fact Disco Zoo will hit the App Store tomorrow, we are still a little short on details as to what the game will actually be. From what we can gather , you have to travel the world to collect exotic animals – including dinosaurs. Once back at your at the zoo you must expand the tourist attraction to bring in extra cash, before throwing disco parties to get you animal and visitors strutting their funky stuff.…


Conquer the Frosthald in fantasy boardgame UHR-Warlord on iPad

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Conquer the Frosthald in fantasy boardgame UHR-Warlord on iPad

Turn-based boardgame UHR-Warlords is out now in iPad. Set against a fantasy backdrop, the game takes place on a grid housing two warring armies. Assuming command of one of these armies, it's up to you to manoeuvre your forces into advantageous positions, and then unleash steely hell upon your foes. You can enlist a variety of warriors to wage your battles for you. There are sword swinging warriors, spell-casting mages, and stealthy assassins waiting to do your bidding. More creatures can be summoned using Uhrkraft, UHR-Warlords's active resource. In fact, all movements, spells, and actions are dependant on this regenerating currency. As you can see from the trailer above, the game's 3D…


Play with fire at midnight tonight in sparky arcade game Primal Flame

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Play with fire at midnight tonight in sparky arcade game Primal Flame

Firey dodge-'em-up Primal Flame will sputter to life on the App Store at midnight tonight. A gesture-based twitch game from developer Irrelevant Fish, Primal Flame is the digital embodiment of everything your mother told you not to do. You see, this is a game about playing with matches. To start, you strike your match by swiping the touchscreen. Once the match is lit, it's up to you to keep the flame burning. This isn't as easy as it sounds, however. You'll have to avoid raindrops, snowflakes, and falling leaves, all of which will extinguish your flame in a moment if they make contact. What's more, sentient plants will snake towards the light, ready to snuff out the flame-retardant in…


Pirate-themed puzzler The Voyage to weigh anchor on the App Store this Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Pirate-themed puzzler The Voyage to weigh anchor on the App Store this Thursday

Developer Mojo Bones is preparing to launch The Voyage, its pirate-themed follow-up to puzzler The Curse, onto the App Store. The Voyage pits you against the swindling seadog Captain Bodnar Bucklebeard. Over the course of game he'll throw no less than 100 different puzzles at you, ranging from number problems and pattern recognition tests, to mazes and sandwich preperation. Yes: sandwich preperation. A pirate's got to eat, you know. Tallking to sister site Pocket Gamer, Mojo Bones co-founder Stuart Ryall revealed that the dev team are "huge fans of the Monkey Island series - especially the humour - and this is pretty much our nod to the original series." This seabound brain-teaser is t…


Bug Heroes 2 Review

Review Foursaken Media By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Bug Heroes 2 Review

While marshalling an army of insects may not be the Pentagon's idea of a winning combat strategy, it proves surprisingly effective - and entertaining - in the third-person multiplayer battler Bug Heroes 2. The premise of the game is straightforward: lead a two-man squad of tiny gun-toting insects into battle against approaching hordes of equally insectoid enemies. Before starting your first game, you randomly select a squad of two from the roster of 25 bugs, each of which have unique…

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Adventure classic Another World on sale for 69p / 99c

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Adventure classic Another World on sale for 69p / 99c

There are few games as aptly named as Delphine Software's Another World. This slice of gaming history may be 23 years old, but  remains an fondly remembered classic - one which you can now pick up for 69p / 99c on your iPhone or iPad. When it was first released on Amiga and Atari ST in 1991, Another World transported early gamers to a polygonal world beyond their imagination. Looking at the original now this seems laughable, but the cinematic story remains a fantastic tale of friendship and adventure. Bulkypix's 2011 iOS port adds a new coat of paint to the alien worlds. This brings texture and depth to the old polygons, breathing new life into the classic game. The port shows…


Dual Survivor | Hands-On

Feature By Peter Willington, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Dual Survivor | Hands-On

It's not easy to pat your head and rub your stomach at the same time. It's not easy learning how to juggle. However, if you want a real challenge of co-ordination, try guiding two silver balls simultaneously along two twisting paths filled with obstacles, pitfalls, and other hazards. If you want to see what that feat looks like, check out our hands-on video of Dual Survivor. Watch in detached amusement as I tear my hair out trying to progress past level six of this insanely challenging game of skill.…


Mad Catz unveils new C.T.R.L.i iOS 7 controller at Mobile World Congress

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Mad Catz unveils new C.T.R.L.i iOS 7 controller at Mobile World Congress

For a long time, Mad Catz has been known as one of the leading manufacturers of joysticks, headphones, keyboards, and gamepads. Now, at the Mobile World Congress, the company announced that it has created its first iOS 7 compatible controller - the C.T.R.L.i. Yes, we know it's a silly name. But the C.T.R.L.i's chassis has a fantastic pedigree, lifting its design directly from Mad Catz Xbox 360 acclaimed MLG Pro Circuit controller. Providing there are no changes to this core design, the new pad should have a great build quality and responsive keys – though its size could be a worry for on-the-go gamers. If its size doesn't put you off, there are a number of changes to the pad in its…


New emulator lets you play Game Boy favourites in your iPhone web browser

News By James Gilmour, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
New emulator lets you play Game Boy favourites in your iPhone web browser

Who wants to play Game Boy classic Mario Land on their iPhone?  Of course you do. However, with Nintendo refusing to jump onboard with the mobile revolution, the only way to play old Mario games is via emulation software - most of which requires a jailbroken iPhone to run. However, browser-based emulator Ben's Midi Gameboy allows you to play not only Mario Land, but authentic recreations of Tetris, Kirby's Dream Land, Bomberman, Bomb Jack, and a few other GameBoy games - all without downloading a thing. What's more, as the emulator is hosted online, anyone with an iPhone and a working web browser can use it. All you need to do is open Safari, visit the site, and start reliving your…


Hookshot platformer Mikey Hooks now supports iOS controllers

News By Alex Beech, 2 months ago
Hookshot platformer Mikey Hooks now supports iOS controllers

If, like us, you are a fan of Mikey Hooks, then you will know that its fast-paced action already handled incredibly well using the touchscreen controls. However, that hasn't stopped developer BeaverTap from patching in additional support for iOS compatible controllers. There is now a fairly decent range of controllers available for iPhones, including the MOGA Ace Power, and the Logitech PowerShell. But, if you are looking for something to use across all of your iOS devices, the SteelSeries Stratus maybe your best bet. Connecting via Bluetooth, the controller is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPods - provided they're running iOS 7, of course. If you already have Mikey Hooks a…