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Changing the World

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Changing the World

This Thursday, Topia will be released in the App Store. Not really a game, it's a world building simulation. You can terraform the land to your liking, introduce animals of all variaties, and watch what happens. It looks like a lot of fun, and is quite visually impressive (with rather simplistic controls). Have a look at the trailer.…


Aloha from Hawaii

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Aloha from Hawaii

No no, i'm not just saying hello. Aloha From Hawaii is a penguin based platformer that's due for release sometime this fall. Just from the teaser trailer, it looks to have a lot of personality. Whether that personality will translate into fun and addictive gameplay, only time and its eventual release will tell. We'll keep you posted. For now, here's the trailer.…


Grow Away! Review

Grow Away! Review

The rodents and pests of the world have run out of junk food to eat, so now they're after the plants and vegetables. What's a tomato to do? Taking a page out of the Angry Bird playbook they jump in to a slingshot and fire themselves - kamikaze style - in to the waves of creatures headed for their barricade. Grow Away! by Soco Soft is a disturbing concept when you break it down, but seeing as it's all colorful explosions and cute faces, I guess we can let that tid-bit slide. Essentiall…

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He-Man brawler coming to iOS

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
He-Man brawler coming to iOS

If, like me, you have a soft spot for mid eighties cartoons, then you're going to be leaping around, giddy with joy at the announcement over on IGN that a new He-Man brawler is heading to iOS devices. The game is a side scrolling hack-and-slasher, and features seven different areas of Eternia, split into twenty seven different levels, for you to brawl your way through. The game is published by Chillingo, and developed by Glitchsoft, who created the pretty darn good Star Marine: Infinite Ammo. As you can tell from the screenshot above, it's looking gorgeous, with chunky sprites that pay homage to the original cartoon. There's no firm release date yet, although we expect the game will be…


Dead Stop™ Review

Dead Stop™ Review

Dead Stop is a combination of two overplayed elements of the App Store. The first is the use of zombies, and the second is creating a game type similar to that of a very popular title. In the second case, the tower defense genre has waned in popularity the last couple of years, and if a game is good, who cares if it uses the undead? Dead Stop has these rationales working in its favor, delivering a solid TD experience that happens to feature zombies as its main antagonizers. The zombie…

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Snail Bob Review

Snail Bob Review

Some would argue that the iOS platform is always going to be a casual one - of course there's the occasional 'hardcore' release, but with so much money to be made off those who just want a quick, but fun distraction, it's easy to see why deep and challenging titles aren't more common. Snail Bob is yet another 3-star physics puzzler, joining the already large fray, but it goes for that third, even more elusive market, the young-gamer. Snail Bob just wants to get home, but on the way he…

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Legend of Fat Ninja Review

Review Zephyr Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Legend of Fat Ninja Review

Developers, if you call your game Legend of Fat Ninja, I expect to see a fat ninja. Not just a hearty ninja which is what we have in this offering. The main reason is after graduating from the Iron Skillet Academy, Fat Ninja is on a quest to find the best ingredients possible, but also to crush the competition with his nin-jitsu. This is accomplished by pinballing around the level like a loon, and would be a lot more amusing if our character was just a little heavier. If wishes were ho…

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Rocketcat Games releases a trailer for Punch Quest

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Rocketcat Games releases a trailer for Punch Quest

Rocketcat Games, the developer behind the really rather wonderful Super Quickhook, and the equally wonderful Mage Gauntlet, has released a trailer for its next game, Punch Quest. The game looks like a homage to the side scrolling beat 'em ups of the 16bit era, complete with rideable dinosaurs and explosive button mashing combos. There appears to be a decent dollop of humour in the game too, with costume changes and ridiculous enemies all adding to the chortle value of the sprite based brawler. And if Rocketcat's pedigree is anything to go by, we should all be in for a treat. Punch Quest is sitting in Apple's decision making lap right now, being pawed over by the powers that be to make sur…


Ambi-ON Review

Ambi-ON Review

Ambi-On is the tale of controlling a parasite eradicating device used to purge the gas shafts of this planet mining operation. Accomplishing this task plays like a mix of Breakout and Pong, as you paddle an orb back and forth, collecting credits, and triggering explosions until the orb explodes itself and you end up failing your mission, only to take those credits, upgrade your device and try again. Not the most efficient way I could think of to clear out parasites, but there you go.…

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Burrito Bison Review

Burrito Bison Review

Last year we had the absolute joy of being able to play Juicy Beast's disgustingly fun classic GOBTRON on the iOS platform, but it wasn't long after its release that fans asked, 'Where's Burrito Bison?'. At long last the developer has paired up with Ravenous Games to release their luchadore-bison bouncing; gummy-bear squishing; city-smashing Flash hit to the App Store, but is it too little too late now? The App Store, and indeed the free-Flash game market itself, is redolent with game…

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Hairy Tales on October 18th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Hairy Tales on October 18th

With an amazing looking art style, this clever twist on the tile puzzle game is looking good. We'll know more when it launches in two weeks or so, but for now check out the trailer.…


Lanterns Review

Lanterns Review

[Lanterns was featured as the Mini-review for the 5th of October, 2012 Friday News Wrap-Up] The Lantern Festival that ends most Chinese New Year celebrations is a beautiful thing to observe and take part in. There’s something calming about seeing hundreds of softly-lit colored orbs tethered on or strung-up between buildings, or better yet, floating free in the sky. Lanterns by Big Time Games recreates the zen-like relaxation of the festival by using the already familiar match-3…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 5 October 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 5 October 2012

We’re back in the groove and it’s a new month, so keep an eye out for our Top 3 picks for September 2012. In the meantime lets talk about some of the hottest news from the last week or so, because I’ll be honest, there’s some eye-openers to talk about.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 5th of October, 2012. Modern Combat 4: Zero HourThe annual update to Gameloft’s top selling shooter franchise is looming upon us and the developer is keen to show off just how pretty it looks. Set (one can only guess) in the tropical climate of Hawaii, there’s a distinct ultra-modern touch to proceedings that could open the path to some unique scenarios. Unfo…


Jumpster™ Review

Jumpster™ Review

If there's one thing Jumpster has going for it, it's that for most of the levels, eye-absorbing would be a very apt description. The planet Okadia is definitely full of eye candy, but sadly this is not going to help Jumpster acquire all the fuel cells needed to power his ship off this lush and lavish planet. The core of the experience here is a physics puzzler that is designed around the freemium model. A catapulting drag of the finger will cause Jumpster to jump along the arc provide…

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True Axis releases a teaser trailer for True Skate

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
True Axis releases a teaser trailer for True Skate

True Axis, the developer behind the award winning Jet Car Stunts, has released a new trailer showing off some gameplay from their upcoming skating flick-a-thon, True Skate. The game lets you control a digital skateboard with your fingers, swiping and tapping out tricks in a pretty similar way to how you'd perform them with your feet in real life. While it does bear some similarities to Touchgrind, a change in camera angle means you can see a lot more of the park spread out around you, and plan better routes through the various obstacles. True Skate should be hitting the App Store pretty soon, but in the meantime, check out the trailer we've embedded below to get a flavour of the skate boa…