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Violet Storm Review

Review Sad Cat Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Violet Storm Review

It's not always easy to make your mark in the big-bad world of twin-stick shooters - especially when you present yourself in the usual neon-coated, explosive clothing so-often used in the genre. By all appearances, Violet Storm by Sad Cat Software looks the part of a typical twin-stick shooter, but does its eschewing of limited environments and one-hit-deaths mix things up in the right way? To jump straight to the answer: while unexpected and novel at first, the removal of these bound…

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Penny Arcade Adventures To Continue On iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Penny Arcade Adventures To Continue On iPhone

Indie developers Zeboyd Games are hard at work on a new Penny Arcade game - the sequel to Hothead's 2008 title Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 2. And Joystiq reports that it's coming to the iPhone - a first for the series. Based on the popular Penny Arcade gaming webcomic, Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 (or PA3, for short) follows the adventures of Gabe and Tycho in a steampunk world full of sinister mystery and Lovecraftian monsters. And mimes. Best known for their irreverent RPG Cthulhu Saves the World, Zeboyd Games sound like the perfect studio to take on development duties, then. Set for release sometime in 2012, PA3…


Cordy Sky Review

Review SilverTree Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Cordy Sky Review

There was a time when endless vertical jumpers roamed the App Store like an apex predator, devouring the spare change of those who came near them. It certainly helped that titles like Doodle Jump provided regular content updates, mixing things up and providing an ever-more-complex challenge in the process. Now it's much harder for a game in the genre to stand out, but Cordy Sky by SilverTree Media has gone for a triple-threat whammy of making their game look gorgeous; providing simple,…

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Infinity Blade's Price Slashed To 99c For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 3 months ago
Infinity Blade's Price Slashed To 99c For A Limited Time

Chair's iPhone epic Infinity Blade is currently available for just 99c, down from its usual price of $5.99. Released back in 2010, Infinity Blade wowed players and critics alike with its unprecedented (for the platform) graphical quality. In essence, it showed the world just how powerful Apple's dinky little superphone was under the hood. Oh, and the game's pretty fun to play, too. As you explore the God King's labyrinthine castle, you'll encounter twisted monsters and hulking sentries at every turn. Using innovative swipe-to-slice controls, you must defeat these beasts in single combat, using your sword, shield, and powerful magicks. Its controls are perfect, its graphics are exception…


Find the Princess – Top Free Maze Game Review

Find the Princess – Top Free Maze Game Review

Mazes are interesting. As a child, Dave couldn't get enough of mazes, plowing through books and books of more and more complex and intricate maze-y challenges. When videogames started taking his spare time however, the mazes presented did not illicit the same reaction of fun and wonder. Instead there was only tedium and frustration (the basement of 'The 7th Guest being one such annoying memory). Perhaps the difference between mazes on paper and mazes in videogames is one of perception.…

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Fibble Review

Review Crytek GmbH By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Fibble Review

Crytek, better known for developing 3D game engines that push computers to their limits, have finally dipped their toes in to the casual gaming scene with Fibble. I say casual because it has all the hallmarks of a relaxing puzzle title, from it's excessively 'cute' presentation; simple drag and tap control scheme; and relatively limited amount of content... however it's anything but a simple game. You play as Fibble - a rubbery, bouncy alien attempting to find his crew and repair his…

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Clash Force Review

Review Justin Craig By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Clash Force Review

With the popularity of pixel art, chiptune music and sending gamers back to a simpler time period bathed in the warm glow of nostalgia, the landscape is as ripe and ready as it's ever going to be for a game like Clash Force. Taking its cues and look from games like Contra and Megaman, this game feels like it would be right at home on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Does that translate well to a touch screen mobile device however? Well yes and no. A NES-esque gamepad lays at the bot…

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Rune Raiders Review

Review Retro64 By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Rune Raiders Review

The title of Rune Raiders is misleading. You're not raiding runes. You're not even raiding ruins. This is a dungeon crawler... well kinda. Think of a grid based table top game like Hero Quest, and then put that into videogame form, except there are no dice roles, you control the entire party, and some of the banter between your group members is quite humorous. The comparison to table top dungeon crawlers was made due to your party members and all the enemies being represented by what…

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Far Cry and Crysis Dev Release App Store Debut Game Fibble

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Far Cry and Crysis Dev Release App Store Debut Game Fibble

Crytek, the developers behind blockbuster games such as Crysis and Far Cry, have released their first game for the iPhone. It's called Fibble, and it has you flicking and rolling your tubby alien protagonist around a host of levels. Although there's considerably less alien genocide here than you'd find in traditional Crytek fare, this cutesy physics-puzzler is an intriguing proposition. After his tiny spaceship crash lands in a family home, Fibble finds himself alone. To return home safely, he'll need to reassemble his crew - and that means exploring this strange new environment. Fortunately, Fibble's crew is a skilled bunch. And once found, they'll be able to help you navigate this alie…


Friday News Wrap-Up 30 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 30 March 2012

This week started out like any other - Monday I was full of energy, Tuesday I suffered from a bout of being unable to get out of first gear and well... the rest of the week is an honest blur of work, mixed with the occasional break to play League of Legends (...yes, I'm addicted). To cap things off, the news this week is well... exciting is the only way to describe it, so lets jump right in.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 30th of March, 2011. Bug Princess 2 - CAVE just got seriousIt seems we can't go a month without saying something about the Japanese bullet-hell specialist CAVE, but considering how iOS devices have become almost the defacto home of insane shooters, it's h…


Blueprint 3D Goes Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 4 months ago
Blueprint 3D Goes Free For A Limited Time

For the very first time since its release last November, Abstract puzzler Blueprint 3D is available as an App Store freebie. FDG's game presents you with a scrambled 3D blueprint which can be spun along its axes. Your challenge is simply to manipulate the image until its fractured lines come together to form a cohesive whole. It's not as simple as just pawing at your touchscreen in the hope of a lucky guess, though, and if you're playing in pursuit of those precious three-star ratings, you'll have to be fast and accurate to succeed. We adored Blueprint 3D's quickfire puzzling, and we made our feelings known in front of friends and family in the form of a glowing 5/5 AppSpy review. There'…


Light The Flower Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Light The Flower Review

Most plant owners know that since sunlight is a necessity for flower growth, that the pots should be set near a window or skylight so the plant is never at want for those tasty rays. Someone neglected to tell the home owner of Light the Flower this, so now it's up to the player to use the magic of reflective surfaces (ie. Mirrors) to make sure the flowers get the sunlight they so richly deserve. Puzzle fans should be familiar with the style of game on offer here. Instead of ninety deg…

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Bitter Sam Review

Review Moon Active By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Bitter Sam Review

Bitter Sam by Moon Active seems to be desperate to defy conventions - its main character seems manically depressed, there's no three-star system in sight, and the almost morbid way in which you can fail a level is a shock the first few times it occurs. And yet, despite this, Bitter Sam is unabashedly cute, funny and fun. Sam's life apparently wasn't doing so well even before a scientist captured and decided to drop him down a deep hole. He'll need to avoid spiked platforms, spinning b…

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Swordigo Review

Review Touch Foo By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Swordigo Review

To cut to the chase and put things simply, if you've ever wondered what it would be like if someone managed to boil down the Zelda series, turn it in to a platformer with RPG elements and dump it on the App Store, it would look and play a little like Swordigo by Touch Foo. That's high praise for a game, but Swordigo doesn't hold back and throws you right in to an otherwise generic fantasy storyline without hesitation. Your master has died in an attempt to thwart the return of evil to…

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Node.Hack Review

Review 4gency By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Node.Hack Review

Simplicity and elegance are just as admirable in games as grandiose storylines, epic battles and gorgeous graphics, especially for mobile devices. Being able to jump in to a game, defy the stiff odds placed against you and get out is the sort of thing that Node.Hack by 4gency encourages, making it a great pickup for those who remember the tense atmosphere of games like Pac Man and their ilk. Your job is to hack nodes by moving to (tapping) and sitting on them until the cash they repre…

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