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Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Review

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Review

We've all seen the tabletop retro arcade machines at a hipster-ish coffee shop, or maybe at a family friendly restaurant, and honestly, who hasn't been tempted to put in a few coins to relive (or just try out) a few classics? Eventually the rose-tinted glasses aren't enough and you realize why we've moved on - it's nice to pay a visit to the forefathers of modern gaming, but you wouldn't want to stay there. Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition attempts to gussy-up the original classic and pa…

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Top 3 iOS Games for June 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games for June 2012

The months keep on rolling by and we're already at the half-way point of the year. Let us know in the comments how the year has been treating you - Have you found some lasting gems? Is it all a bit hit and miss? Are we perhaps in the void just before the iPhone 5 gets released? Have your say!For those after some worthy picks, this is none other than the Top 3 iPhone Games for June, 2012. Squids Wild West (The Game Bakers) $0.99 Univ.I feel like I've sort of worn out Squids Wild West's welcome by talking about it so much, so I'll keep this short. When Squids first released on the App Store, we saw a game with a lot of potential - it managed to make turn-based strategy feel fresh an…


Bridge The Gap 2 Review

Review ashley jackson By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bridge The Gap 2 Review

If Bridge the Gap 2 has taught me anything, it's that pirates are capable of only the most rudimentary physical abilities. If you want them to not fall down chasms to their untimely demise, they need the invisible hand of a pirate engineer to place wooden poles, barrels and boxes down so they can not only get to their precious flag, but collect any gold coins along the way. Pirates do love their booty after all. Each level gives you a set number of resources to use, and a limited sele…

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Magic 2013 iPad Review

Review Wizards of the Coast By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Magic 2013 iPad Review

I feel I would have to officially hand in my 'nerd card' if I ever lost the urge to want to play a casual game of Magic: The Gathering with my friends. Sure, some people are going to invest themselves more in the collectable card game than others, but all it takes is a pre-made deck and players looking to have fun and you'll find that the evening gleefully melts away. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 by Stainless Games is the first installment of Wizards of the Coast's popular CCG to m…

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Levee en Masse out on iPad, iPhone Version Coming Soon

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Levee en Masse out on iPad, iPhone Version Coming Soon

Levee en Masse is a historical strategy game about the French revolution. From the trailer it looks like the battles take their cues from Risk, with the map having a unique look to it. From the sound of the press release, it sounds like its a single player only game, but history and strategy buffs should get some milage out of such a title.…


Pinball Maniacs: Cartoon Pinball Adventure Review

Review Massive Finger By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Pinball Maniacs: Cartoon Pinball Adventure Review

Pinball Maniacs is a pinball game where getting a high score really isn't that important. Let that sink in for a minute. Yes there still is a high score recorded when play has ended, but you're not playing for points. You're playing for coins and rubies. You expect some of the design to shift when a game is freemium, but to shift pinball away from high scores? Well it's a bold move if nothing else. Let's explore further. You start with one table, the other being unlocked by rubies, wi…

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Bank Job Review

Review Screwtape Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bank Job Review

Aussie developer Screwtape Studios aren't exactly new to the iOS scene, but you'd be forgiven for thinking they'd been around for much longer considering the quality of Bank Job's presentation. While it may be a relatively basic endless auto-runner, there's an undeniable charm to Paulie Barbosa's thieving antics. Your job is that of scarpering off with as much loot as possible, while avoiding the many traps (and bombs) that line the corridors of the bank you're inside. The controls co…

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Offroad Legends Review

Review Dogbyte Games Kft. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Offroad Legends Review

Upon loading up Offroad Legends, we were expecting a Trials type experience, and this looked like the same insane jump and bump gameplay, only with monster trucks instead of motor bikes. Well it's not really like that at all, but forging its own path, this racer definitely has some unique things to offer, such as jumping lava in a hippie kombi van. One of the first things to get used to is that going full bolt will have disastrous effects. Your truck has a damage percentage meter, and…

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Chasing Yello Review

Review Tactile Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Chasing Yello Review

Do you remember that horrific animal-destroying child from Pixar's Finding Nemo? Now imagine you're a fish living in the home of a similar child and you're presented with one opportunity for escape - the river just outside your window. Would you take it? Even if you knew there was a slim chance of survival? Is the risk worth it for freedom? Philosophy aside, you can help Yello in his attempt to escape the clutches of a crazy young-girl by dashing along a twisting and dangerous river-ra…

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App Wrap Up (Week ending June 6th, 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
App Wrap Up (Week ending June 6th, 2012)

There's still no set schedule on these posts (it's usually when i have enough games to warrant one), but we'll try for 1 - 2 a week for now. Remember, these games aren't necessarily great, but based on the trailers look like they have potential or something interesting to offer (that might even culminate in a review). Pure Fun Soccer (Diorgo Jonkers) A soccer game with a fun chibi visual style. It does look a little slow paced, but it might just be what fans of more arcade style soccer titles are looking for.[App Store Link] Banzai Dice (Sergey Epifanov) A dice game that is part puzzle, part scoring. You have to form strings of the same number, and subsequent strings will c…


Friday News Wrap-Up 6 July 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 6 July 2012

For those who missed out on the message last week, I was away due to a friend's wedding - it was at a winery, so you'll have to forgive me for taking the time off to indulge myself with copious amounts of fermented juice. In other news, I've also picked up an iPad 3 for our office, which means instead of the sporadic use I've had for testing purposes, we can finally start recording footage. It's good news all-round so lets jump right in to the Friday Wrap-Up for the 6th of July, 2012. Street Fighter X Tekken - Out This SummerWe only briefly touched on the E3 rumors of Capcom developing an iOS version of their latest fighting title, but the developer has since confirmed that the ga…


Fishing Joy 2 Reeling into the App Store on July 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Fishing Joy 2 Reeling into the App Store on July 12th

The original Fishing Joy was quite a success for Punchbox Studios with over eighty five million downloads. Now they've set their sights on delivering a worthy sequel, and that sequel will be out on July 12th. Here's the trailer... Looking like a cross between a relaxing fishing title and a shooter, this definitely looks interesting enough to keep an eye out for. Aside from the crisp underwater graphics bursting with sealife, there looks to be a lot of content, complete with multipliers, coin collection and mini-games. We'll know more when it drops next week.…


Bounty Racer Released on July 12th

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bounty Racer Released on July 12th

What strikes me first watching the trailer for Bounty Racer (which is posted below) is the visual similarities to a game i loved growing up called Big Red Racing. Something about the sparse yet inviting mountainous terrain. Bounty Racer offers a myriad of challenges and courses along with four player online multiplayer. Whether the racing itself is enticing remains to be seen, but as it drops next week, it won't take long to find out.…


QI's Top Games for June 2012

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
QI's Top Games for June 2012

Every month seems to bring us an interesting array of games for iDevices, and June was no exception. Here are Quality Index's top 10 games for the previous month. Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games June 2012 1. GoNinja (9.42)2. Squids Wild West (9.23)3. WarGames: WOPR (9.14)4. Light Byte (9.05)5. New Star Soccer (9.06)6. Little Things Forever (8.97)7. Zombie Ace (8.88)8. Dungeon Village (8.79)9. OLO Game (8.710)10. Mega Run: Redford's Adventure (8.6) This month the QI list is going out before our own top games of June video. It's not going to influence our decision, but after the video goes up, come back and have a look to see if our opinions gel with the rest of the re…


iMpulse Controller for Smart Phones

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
iMpulse Controller for Smart Phones

In a lot of our reviews, you would have heard us bemoan the lack of responsive controls, especially on games that are ports from console or PC where you have a keyboard or controller to deal with. With that in mind, it's always neat to see a company create a controller to interface with smart phones, and the iMpulse is such a device. Touted as small and wireless, this controller fits on your keyring, has USB connection as well as long battery life. Since it's supposed to go on your keychain, your phone can help you find your keys if you misplace them. While sounding good in theory, developers need to make their games compatible with the device, and its tiny frame might prove uncomfortable…