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Green Rage Review

Review Paralline By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Green Rage Review

Green Rage by Paralline exists in that horrible stasis of gaming where poor gameplay mixes with brilliant presentation. All you're tasked with is to guide an alien, beset at all sides by dangers as he searches for his lost companions, but these challenges will prove overwhelming time and time again. This is thanks, in no small part, to the controls feeling entirely insufficient for the task at hand. A virtual stick allows you to move (very slowly) throughout the stage, while three but…

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Touchy turns your iOS device into a flash game controller

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 1 month ago
Touchy turns your iOS device into a flash game controller

If you've ever sat playing a browser game, quietly wishing you had something better than the arrow keys on your computer to play it, your prayers have been answered. Touchy, from browser and smartphone developer Nitrome, turns your iOS device into a controller for a variety of different Nitrome games, and getting started is as simple as downloading the free app and logging on to the Nitrome website. This is a lot more than just a set of on-screen buttons though. The controller app performs differently depending on the game you select, with tailored control schemes for each of the 9 different games that are currently available. With more titles set to be announced in the not too distant fu…


Need for Speed™ Most Wanted Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Need for Speed™ Most Wanted Review

If Electronic Arts is demonstrating anything with Need for Speed Most Wanted for the iOS platform, it's an interest in stripping back their racers to the core experience. For some this may be an absolute boon - mobile platforms are often used in short bursts, so things like a story and too many fiddly customizations are simply a distraction compared to the main feast of burning rubber down city and country roads alike. Unfortunately Most Wanted goes even further than that and instead…

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It Says What it is

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
It Says What it is

Chip Chain is a new iPhone puzzle game that is being released on November 8th. You place down poker chips, and you arrange them in chains for maximum points. Sound simple enough? It may be. It also looks like it could be pretty addictive. Check out the trailer. The game will be a free app with in-app purchases revolving around gems as the game's currency. Let's hope they get the balance right!…


Eek! (no, not the Cat)

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Eek! (no, not the Cat)

Due out next week on November 6th, Eek! is a game that takes literalism to a whole new level, creating a 'dodge the objects' game using typography. The trailer will explain the concept better. Eek! will cost $0.99 and it looks like it provides solid enough gameplay to allow the unusual art choice to create novelty.…


MonoLoco Review

Review GoldMine Studio By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
MonoLoco Review

Monoloco has a pretty funny premise presented through its intro movie if nothing else. So in the zoo, there is this super intelligent simian kept behind glass. For some reason he is extremely annoyed at all the passers by who are nose deep in their mobile phones. Perhaps they should be paying attention to him. He breaks free, and what follows in an endless runner with an attack button, where you have to flee the zoo as well as kick as many people as possible so they will drop their pho…

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Curiosity set to release next week

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 1 month ago
Curiosity set to release next week

Peter Molyneux's first post-Microsoft game with 22cans was supposed to have come out in September. Then October. Now, it looks like it's finally been approved by Apple, and will see the light of day on November the 7th. Curiosity: What's Inside the Cube, which is all about chipping away at the outside of a cube, is one of 22 experiments set to be released by the studio that explore the nature of how we play. What's inside the cube remains a secret, a fact which is pretty impressive in this era of spolier filled trailers and leaks of information. So if you want to find out what Peter keeps inside his cube, you're just going to have to grab a pickaxe and start hacking with the rest of us ne…


iCube Review

Review UNNYHOG Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
iCube Review

Have you ever spent time in a games shop or visited a bar or diner where they have those puzzles made of wood, metal, or plastic laying around? Maybe you need to disconnect the rings from each either, maybe you need to get an object around the grooves to the other side, or maybe like in the game iCube, you need to rotate a ball around a maze to its final destination. The funny thing is the controls of iCube sort of give the same tactile pleasure of play that holding one of these puzzl…

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App Wrap Up (Thursday Edition, 1st November 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
App Wrap Up (Thursday Edition, 1st November 2012)

Hey hey everyone. I don't know about you guys but as Summer is fast approaching here in Australia, the heat is getting pretty unbearable for me. Still, it doesn't stop me from giving you another edition of the column you all love so very very much, the App Wrap Up! As always, we're gonna look at some trailers of iPhone games that look potentially interesting, and then give some comments on them based on said trailers. If something looks good to you and you give it a go, all the better! Let's get started! Trauma Ted (Lonely Pin PocketGames) A simple little puzzle platformer about getting an injured cat to his pain medication. The levels are short and sweet, and it looks to involve so…


Nutty Fluffies Rollercoaster Review

Review Ubisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Nutty Fluffies Rollercoaster Review

There's something about the iOS platform and roller-coasters that just seems to 'work'. Be it tilting to keep passengers inside or flicking to avoid animals on a rampage, there's an almost innate reaction to the peril suffered by those locked on the rails that makes you want to save them. RedLynx goes one further and packs their coasters with cute stuffed animals, though it's hard to say whether the squeaking passengers help or hinder in this regard. Still, this isn't the company's fi…

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ARC Squadron Review

Review Psyonix By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
ARC Squadron Review

Developer Psyonix is no stranger to the Unreal Engine having worked with Epic Games on Unreal Tournament 2004 to create Onslaught mode. As such it's no surprise to see their latest release sporting the game engine in ARC Squadron, bringing out its full beautiful potential, but most importantly, creating a fun shoot'em-up too. Immediate comparisons draw upon the likes of games such as Star Fox, though the elegant control scheme of automatically firing while swiping to move and dodge lo…

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November starting off with Arc Squadron

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
November starting off with Arc Squadron

November 1st is a Thursday, and while many great games come out on Thursdays, this article is about Arc Squadron. Using the Unreal Engine and boasting an innovative touch control scheme, this space shooter bears more than a passing resemblance to high octane games like Afterburner. Have a look at the trailer to see what I mean.…


Pandoodle

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Pandoodle

The title is just the name of the game, since it's pretty eye-catching all on its own. Released November 2nd, this game has a sketchy art style, and a rather simple drawing mechanic. To be honest it's probably not something most of our audience would be interested in, but there's a certain charm and elegance to it, and it looks like it could be quite enjoyable. Have a look at the trailer.…


FAA's Free Daily App - Zombie Gunship

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
FAA's Free Daily App - Zombie Gunship

We're working together with the team at Free App Alliance to highlight a great free app for you to check out everyday. "In Zombie Gunship, you are thrust into the the gunner seat of a heavily armoured AC-130 ground attack aircraft and tasked with protecting the remaining survivors of the zombie apocalypse from waves of flesh-eating walkers.Your aircraft is equipped with 3D night vision and three powerful guns - the 25mm Gatling gun, 40mm Bofors auto-cannon, and 105mm Howitzer cannon - so you're more than equipped for the task at hand.Zombie Gunship features iCloud support, Game Center-powered leaderboards, and AirPlay functionality." Download it now and get the best free apps…


Hardly anyone paying for Punch Quest

News By Harry Slater, 2 years, 1 month ago
Hardly anyone paying for Punch Quest

While Rocket Cat's endless puncher might be gaining critical acclaim, the number of people who are actually spending money on its in-app purchases is almost non-existent. Speaking to Pocket Gamer, designer Kepa Auwae stated that while over half a million people had downloaded the game, only around 0.01% of them have actually spent any money on it. "We really needed to get seen by more people, and Punch Quest accomplished that while giving us a ton of success with review scores from major sites and acclaim from iOS gamers." It's not unusual to see the less vociferous freemium titles suffering. Earlier this year Solipskier's Gasketball suffered a similar fate, with an even more dramatic c…