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App Wrap Up (Week Ending, 31st August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending, 31st August 2012)

Howdy Ho Neighbourinos. It's the end of the week, the end of August, and time for another segment of the App Wrap Up! As always, the apps we feature here are here based on their trailers alone, as they look interesting enough to warrant potential further investigation. If you try anything out, be sure to tell us what you think in the comments. And now, on with the show! Rbots (a10.com) A disembodied robot head, magnets, and puzzle physics platforming. It touts single touch gameplay, but whether or not it's implemented well, well that remains to be seen.[App Store Link] Goal Defense (Dynamic Pixels) A sports themed tower defense title. As TD games go, it looks pretty standar…


Supermagical Review

Review Gala Pocket Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Supermagical Review

The Bust-a-Move game type has been quite popular on mobile devices, with plenty of titles adding their own spin on things. Supermagical takes the concept, and twists it horizontally, turning it into kind of a Plants Vs. Zombies playing field, but with the ability to recruit extra characters to defend against the encroaching multicolored hordes. As Nina the little witch, can you convince your evil sisters to abandon the path of wrong doing, to bolster your own forces? Perhaps you can, w…

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The Curse Review

Review Toy Studio LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
The Curse Review

Personally, if I’m tackling a series of puzzles that increase in difficulty with each successive victory, I’m not sure I want a sinister, yet pompous masked man taunting me and ridiculing my intellect. Still I guess it's my fault for tapping on that suspicious book in the first place, releasing this malevolent figure who might be dangerous if he wasn't so bent on observing my progress to entomb him back within the very pages he had just escaped from after who knows how long…

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One Tap Hero™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
One Tap Hero™ Review

Does an evil wizard need a reason to turn your girlfriend into a teddy bear that can only be saved by collecting the power of the stars? Not if he's truly evil, and not just faking it. This premise sets up a bite sized platformer that is as delightful to control as it is to play. This is One Tap Hero. There have been quite a few platformers out there that have used the control strengths of the iPhone to great effect through taps and swipes as opposed to on screen buttons that only fee…

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Granny Smith Review

Review Mediocre AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Granny Smith Review

Mediocre have a grip on physics. That's a lame pun, and I may be scientifically inaccurate there too, but the sentiment is definitely true. Sprinkle was an amazingly cute and complex title that made use of some of the best fluid physics seen on the App Store and the team is back with Granny Smith. Instead of putting out fires you're chasing down thieves on roller-skates and crashing through the countryside and cityscape in an attempt to recover your delicious fruit. Like any great iOS…

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Bastion iPad Review

Review Warner Bros. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Bastion iPad Review

Having already found a home on the XBLA and PC, Supergiant Game's stunning title Bastion has leapt (from almost nowhere) on to the App Store and in particular on to the iPad. It's a welcome surprise as it doesn't simply demand players to stick with the control system of the first two releases (though it is still available), opting instead for an intuitive semi-auto fire tap and drag system instead. The only question that remains is, does it still feel like Bastion? For those unfamilia…

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Ambi-On Planning for a late September Release

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago

Studio 'Winning Blimp' have released a trailer for their upcoming game Ambi-On. You should take a look! A continuous scrolling Breakout with rock music and paddles on both sides? Looks like it could be a blast. We'll know more as the game comes closer to its eventual release date.…


King's Bounty: Legions iPad Review

Review NIVAL, INC. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
King's Bounty: Legions iPad Review

While it's hard to complain about the price of freemium games, the content is often questionable and reliant on gating players towards its paid-for features, arguably by devious means. There are many exceptions to many rules and King's Bounty: Legions is just such a game. Either playable on the PC through Facebook or via iOS on your iPad, it's a scaled down version of the popular turn-based tactical title that retains the combat and trades resource management for crafting and 'energy'.…

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Jelly Cannon Reloaded Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Jelly Cannon Reloaded Review

Jelly is one the world's more interesting substances. Not quite a liquid, not quite a solid, definitely not a gas; it wobbles too and fro, and in most of its forms, is pretty darn delicious. One of its many uses is apparently to shoot it out of a cannon, to push remnants of the shattered sunjelly together (which are mostly hanging out around Rube Goldberg-ian physics devices). If you've played a physics flinger, this game operates on the same principle, it's just that you tap to shoot…

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Fly by Night this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Fly by Night this Thursday

No, this isn't a re-release of a 1970s rock album (joke!), but rather a fun looking little flyer called Night Flight debuting in the App Store this week. Here's the trailer. The regular version of the game will be $0.99 and the HD version will be $1.99. The lighting is impressive and the flying looks like it may be quite loose, which can be fun and challenging with the right design. I'll guess we'll know upon release won't we.…


Frutorious' Felt Fun Hitting the App Store Late Next Month

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Frutorious' Felt Fun Hitting the App Store Late Next Month

Finding a unique and catching art style when designing your game is certainly a challenge. When Kirby's Epic Yarn came out a couple years ago, its use of felt and yarn was refreshing and whimsical and reminded some of us of the claymation games of the 16-bit era. Frutorious combines felt and clay in what looks to be a high score jumping game with plenty of charisma. Have a look at the trailer... No definitive release date has been set, but the developers are anticipating late September. We'll let you know when it happens.…


Heroes' Call Undergoes an Update

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Heroes' Call Undergoes an Update

Some of you may remember our review of Heroes' Call. In summary it's a decent enough hack and slash RPG that was dragged down by designing its systems around the worst aspects of the freemium model. Since then based on reviews and user feedback, the dev team has been working to fix some of these issues, and we're happy to advertise that their first update has hit the app store. Here are the changes... * The in-app purchase currency of gems has been removed entirely (and any gems held by players have now been turned into gold). * The shadow assassin class has become playable for all. * Hard Mode characters available. * Replaying missions warrants more gold and better gear. * Story miss…


Jack Lumber Review

Review Owlchemy Labs By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Jack Lumber Review

What's the right course of action when a rampaging forest of murderous trees crush your dear sweet granny? Vengeance of course! You are Jack Lumber, an appropriate name for your profession, and thanks to your superhuman lumberjack abilities, those trees will be shaking in their roots. Jack Lumber plays like fruit ninja with bullet time. Chunks of wood are hurled into the air (most likely due to your indiscriminate hacking), and then once the screen is touched, time slows down, and you…

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The World Ends with You: Solo Remix for iPad iPad Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
The World Ends with You: Solo Remix for iPad iPad Review

You know a game has a grip on you when you say something like, "I'd have bought a Nintendo DS just to play it". The World Ends With You (TWEWY) was just such a game for me, and knowing that I'd get to play it again on the iOS platform immediately dredged up a host of happy memories spent lazily enjoying its Beat'em-up RPG-like gameplay. The reason I'm gushing from the outset is to establish a base-level of 'rose-tinted glasses' for our readers/viewers and perhaps to soften the blow of…

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Gallivanting Granny Unveiling this Thursday

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Gallivanting Granny Unveiling this Thursday

You never want to let your Grandmother go unsupervised while wearing roller skates. Who knows what mayhem will result. Just look at this trailer for Granny Smith being released this Thursday for instance! Ah well, as long as she's having a good time? Am i right?…