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Ikaruga meets Canabalt

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Ikaruga meets Canabalt

Slated for an October 11th release, Polara is looking like a solid entry into the free-running genre, adding Ikaruga style colour switching, but also breaking the running into stages with boss battles as punctuation. We're looking forward to this release and will keep you posted.…


Recess Riot Review

Recess Riot Review

If you're going to use an art style reminiscent of the 80s in all its eight-bit glory, and the game is based around recess, you best do your research about the games of the time. I mean yes, I’m showing my age here, and there was jump rope and dodge ball, but we also played four square and wall ball! Well there is a 'coming soon' icon in the game, so hopefully this can be addressed in a future update. All kidding aside, Recess Riot is a collection of two arcade based mini-games…

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Madfinger teases Shadowgun: Deadzone

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Madfinger teases Shadowgun: Deadzone

Madfinger Games, the developer behind Shadowgun and Dead Trigger, has revealed a new teaser image for their upcoming third person multiplayer shooter, Shadowgun: Deadzone. The image shows a group of grizzled looking mercaneries, presumably all characters you can play in the blaster, standing around looking grizzled. You can check it out for yourself below. We gave the original Shadowgun a 4 in our review, and anyone who's seen it in action knows just how impressive the game looks. Hopefully Deadzone will be able to capture some of the frantic multiplayer action that mobile games have been lacking for a while. There's no firm release date for the game yet, which was first announced at th…


Bad Piggies Review

Bad Piggies Review

You'd be forgiven for thinking Rovio spent too long resting on their laurels after Angry Birds, opting to drive the franchise instead of seeking new horizons. Thankfully Amazing Alex found its way out of the studio (albeit as a re-branding of an existing game) and it was clear the studio was ready to try something new. Note, not 'different' - one can't claim that Bad Piggies breaks away from the physics-puzzle-and-three-star formula we've come to know so well, but it's most definitely…

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Crazy Cars Returns!

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Crazy Cars Returns!

The original Crazy Cars was released in 1987 for the Amiga that received average reviews. To remind you of what we're dealing with, here's some gameplay footage. Now Anuman Interactive is recharging the franchise with the release of Crazy Cars: Hit the Road (not to be confused with the Sam and Max game with the similar title). Here's a trailer. Slated for release on October 15th, this looks like a nice update and could be worth a look, but there is already a large arcade racer market on the iOS so we'll have to wait and see how it holds up.…


Amazing Runner Review

Amazing Runner Review

It seems every man and his dog is throwing their hat in to the 'Temple Run' arena of game-a-likes, and Freyr Games are no exception with their Unreal Engine powered title Amazing Runner. Once you hit start you'll be placed on a futuristic track lined with golden gems that must be collected while avoiding obvious hazards such as the occasional 'robot' placed in your path or game-ending pits that open up before you. As with its inspirational title, tilting will move you back and forth…

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Rovio launches Bad Piggies at the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
Rovio launches Bad Piggies at the App Store

If you've ever worried that maybe the green, egg stealing pigs in Angry Birds never get a chance to tell their side of the story, then fret no more, because Bad Piggies finally lets you set the record straight. The latest game set in the Angry Birds universe, Bad Piggies lets you build contraptions in order to save the poor defenceless piggies from the attentions of the annoyed avians. The game is still all about physics, but this time you're building rather than destroying, attempting to ferry your worried looking pigs to safety on a ramshackle vehicle of your own creation. You can pick up Bad Piggies from the App Store for just $0.99, and while it might not be the most original of tit…


God of Blades Review

God of Blades Review

Fans of classic sci-fi fantasy or 70s synth/prog-rock may need to brace themselves for the likes of White Whale Games' God of Blades. With writing that invokes shades of HP Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, and artwork that feels like a nightmare trip through Frank Frazetta's mind, there's not an inch of this game that isn't dripping with a strangely appealing other-worldly sheen. These connections are strengthened even further thanks to each of the game's four chapters having its own '…

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Relaxing Lanterns

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Relaxing Lanterns

Haven't you ever just wanted to lounge back and relax by connecting floating lanterns together? If so, the soon to be released game Lanterns by Sydney-based developer Big Time is ready to release as soon as possible (they're just waiting for Apple's final confirmation). Have a look at the trailer and see what you think. There's definitely a zen-like vibe going on - equal parts of Bejewelled and Fruit Ninja definitely shine through and we'll be covering it once the game is available.…


Shear Madness

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Shear Madness

Oh!Sheep is a mixture of Spy Mouse line drawing and the Commandos strategy gameplay of co-ordinating mutiple characters to accomplish an objective (or at least that's the idea). Have a look at the trailer! Its release is planned for the first half of October.…


DEMONS' SCORE Review

DEMONS' SCORE Review

When you bring together notable composers responsible for the stunning soundtracks of games like Final Fantasy 11, Nier, and Secret of Mana, you’d like to think their work is showcased appropriately. I’m not entirely sold on the ‘appropriate’ part when it comes to the magic-transforming-teenager-and-skimpy-clothes department of Demons’ Soul by Square Enix, but the rhythm-based gameplay is perhaps the best way to showcase its music. You play as Ser…

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God of Blades hitting the App Store today

News By Harry Slater, 2 years ago
God of Blades hitting the App Store today

If you long for a time when rock albums were adorned with blade wielding heroes and video games were much simpler fare, then God of Blades is going to be perfect for you. The game hits the App Store today, bringing with it plenty of hacking and slashing action, and a unique look that sets it apart from the rest of the side scrolling genre. There are new swords to collect and plenty of enemies to slay in an immersive single player campaign that's all about reclaiming your memories and saving your world from oblivion. God of Blades should be turning up in the App Store anytime now, and its blend of storytelling adventure and violent sword play make it well worth checking out.…


FIFA SOCCER 13 by EA SPORTS Review

FIFA SOCCER 13 by EA SPORTS Review

The waves keep crashing against the beach; the sun keeps rising; and the moon’s orbit slowly decays to an eventual stop; such are the many natural things we can can count on to happen every day, including Electronic Arts’ inevitable update to the FIFA franchise. If you detect a slightly sour bitterness on the palette, don’t worry, it’s just a sore point borne of the cyclical nature of the game industry. There is, however, a benefit to this kind of repet…

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You owe me a new Acorn

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
You owe me a new Acorn

Squeak squeaker squeak squeaken. Yeah sorry, when i see a game that features a squirrel called Squeaky, that quote instantly springs to mind. Squeaky at the Fair has to use the rotation of giant wheels to escape a giant wheel himself. It looks like the gameplay of Knights of the Round Cable, with a focus on side scrolling progression rather than score quotas. Have a look at the trailer. The game releases this Thursday…


The Last Express arriving on the App Store on the 27th

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 1 month ago
The Last Express arriving on the App Store on the 27th

If you're a fan of point and click adventures, then Thursday is a day to mark in your diary, because it sees the release of The Last Express, a forgotten classic of the genre created by Prince of Persia's Jordan Mechner. Set on the Orient Express in 1914, the game is a mix of mystery, suspense, action, and romance, all presented in a unique and gorgeous cartoon style. Heavily praised on its original release, the game didn't quite grab the mainstream's attention, but many die hard point and clickers consider it the finest example of the genre ever created. This iOS version is a faithful port by the team at DotEmu, whose previous smartphone and tablet credits include R-Type and Another Worl…