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Urban Crime Review

Review Gameloft By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Urban Crime Review

Man what happened to you Gameloft? Over a year ago you were known for making polished quality titles. Sure the inspirations for these titles were lifted from other games, but they were developed with a high level of quality and were always enjoyable to play. Ever since you've switched to this freemium model, your releases have taken a drastic hit when it comes to all around polish, and Urban Crime is the latest offender. You start the game as a street thug with aspirations to climb to…

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Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

Getting an insight in to the games industry over in Japan isn't easy, but our wonderful friends over at AppsJP have got a finger on the pulse of the community and recently wrapped up an interview with Cave Story creator (and Studio Pixel founder) Daisuke Amaya. Check out what the indie developer has to say about the iOS platform and Studio Pixel's plans for the future: Could you please introduce yourself briefly to our readers?I'm Daisuke Amaya and in 1998 I established Studio Pixel (SP) so I could disclose my self-developed game. Developing a game is way harder than you could imagine; including Cave Story (CS), I have released less than 10 games. I used to work for a small company, howeve…


Smash Cops Review

Review Hutch Games Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Smash Cops Review

There's just something about someone surviving horrible car-crash that seems to draw in a crowd, be it at a sporting event, in a movie or more excitingly in a reality TV show with cops chasing criminals. Smash Cops by Hutch Games taps in to this mental space, placing you behind the wheel of a cop chasing down criminals (amongst other tasks), bullying them off the road to make your arrest. Despite the game's lusciously realistic presentation, not an ounce of reality exists within the g…

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Woody Woodpecker Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Woody Woodpecker Review

When loading up Woody Woodpecker initially, it turned out to be not what we were expecting. First it looked like it might be a cartoon themed platformer. Then the character selection screen comes up and it looks like a kart racer. Turns out that's not exactly right either. Basically this game is what would happen if you took Tiny Wings and turned it into a racing game, with each character from the Woody Woodpecker show vying for first position when they cross the finish line. An invent…

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Fainting Goats Review

Review Two Guys Called Steve By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Fainting Goats Review

YouTube is the home of many things, be it pirated television shows, bold and stupid teenagers doing stunts, or the occasional viral video involving animals. If you haven't seen a video involving the famous 'fainting goats' then I heartily recommend checking one out, and for everyone else there's the iPhone game designed around this hereditary genetic disorder. Fainting Goats by Two Guys Called Steve is a cute and colorful 'puzzler' that places you in the role of what could only be cal…

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Pixel Fighters Review

Review Kyle Newsome By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Pixel Fighters Review

Occasionally, despite all evidence in front of me that says I shouldn't like something, I find myself beating my head against a brick wall trying to find the one thing that makes all of the time spent playing the game worthwhile. Pixel Fighters by BitWit Solutions is, potentially, a fantastic tactical title and manages to merge JRPG-like combat and tropes with more traditional tactical action-point based mechanics. It's an odd fit, but one that really does work, making it all the more…

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Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

Cross Fingers, the block-shifting puzzler from Mobigame, is currently free to download from the App Store - reduced from its usual price of 99c. Over the course of a whopping 510 levels, Cross Fingers has you dragging blocks around the screen to complete ever-tougher tests of your spatial perception. Cross Fingers also boasts an Arcade mode, which challenges you to rack up the highest score possible in a sort of puzzle-based Survival mode. Whichever way you choose to play it, Cross Fingers is a very solid puzzle game. Worthy of a very respectable 4/5, in fact. You can grab Cross Fingers from the App Store for free right now. But, puzzle fans are advised to act fast - this is a limited-t…


Marathon 2: Durandal Review

Marathon 2: Durandal Review

Before the wildly popular Halo series, Bungie was in charge of developing some of the only good titles to play if you were a gamer and owned a Mac instead of a PC (no idea why this would be the case, but they did exist). The Marathon series was a Sci-fi FPS epic which really planted the seeds as to where this developer would eventually find itself. The 2nd installment in the Marathon series, Durandal is now available on the iPhone... for free! Let's take a look and see if a first perso…

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Star Marine: Infinite Ammo Review

Review GlitchSoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Star Marine: Infinite Ammo Review

Some games walk a fine edge between success and failure - sometimes it's hard to know the precipice is even there at times, which makes it all the more surprising when you plunge right over it. Star Marine: Infinite Ammo by GlitchSoft doesn't quite fall in to that extreme category, but its handful of minor bugaboos and oh-so-easy to mess up upgrade system can leave you experiencing an almost entirely different game to what others might describe to you. Star Marine places you in the co…

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Classic Dreamcast Brawler Soul Calibur Hits the App Store On 19th January

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Classic Dreamcast Brawler Soul Calibur Hits the App Store On 19th January

The critically acclaimed fighting game Soul Calibur will punch and kick its way onto the App Store later this week. On 19th January, to be exact. Originally released in arcades way back in 1998, it was ported to the Dreamcast the following year with updated graphics and an extra character: the villainous pirate Cervantes de Leon. Andriasang reports that all 19 fighters will be included in this forthcoming iOS port, and that it will feature six modes: Arcade Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Extra Survival, Practice, and Museum. There's no sign of the Dreamcast's expansive Mission mode, then, but Game Center leaderboard support for the Time Attack, Survival, and Extra Survival modes softens…


Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! Review

It seems the never ending thirst of the app store for zombie games rivals that of the undead's thirst for all things fleshy and brainy. In Zombie Wonderland 2, Chuck has found a way to rid his home of this slow shuffling menace once and for all, but to do so, he has to acquire some components for the good doctor at the museum. The small hitch being that most of these components are somewhere in time. Yup, zombies and time travel. Players of the original Zombie Wonderland will feel rig…

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Run Roo Run Review

Review 5TH Cell By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Run Roo Run Review

Run Roo Run by 5TH Cell Media is almost daunting to approach at first - with 420 levels initially available you'd be wondering how on Earth you'd manage to complete it all. Thankfully each level only takes a few seconds to complete, though in fairness the first 300 levels are really just the teaser to real challenge of this one-touch platforming game. This cute and vibrant cartoonish title is split in to 20 chapters and follows the journey of a kangaroo out to save its kidnapped joey.…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 13 January 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 13 January 2012

Apologies to our regular viewers - the holiday season is still catching up to me and with any luck we're back on track for consistent Friday features. Sadly I'm not going to cover the entire month I've missed, but there's more than enough news in just the last seven days, so lets jump right in. This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 13th of January, 2012. Nyrthos In Development for iOSKicking off the week is some surprising news as Nyrthos, a simply stunningly rendered 2D Action-RPG, takes its project to mobile devices. Not only will players be able to follow the journey of their character on a browser, they'll also be able to load up on their iOS device of choice too. The game…


Gorgeous Tower Defence Title Jelly Defense Reduced To 99c

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Gorgeous Tower Defence Title Jelly Defense Reduced To 99c

Infinite Dreams's beautiful-looking tower defence title Jelly Defense is currently available from the App Store for a mere 99c - down from its usual price of $2.99. Taking charge of the Jelly forces, you have to repel invading armies by strategically placing and upgrading towers. Jelly Defense stands out in a crowded field partly because of the colour-coded towers which add an extra layer of strategic planning to proceedings. And partly because it's absolutely lovely to look at. Oh, and it doesn't play badly, either - we gave it a 4/5 in our review. The game will likely revert to its full price sometime tomorrow, so if you're looking for some wibbly-wobbly strategy fun, then dash to the…


Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Vizati’s Mind-Bending Rotational Puzzler Is Now Free For A Limited Time

Vizati, the mind-bending rotational puzzler from Different Pixel, is free to download for a limited time. The game has you using touchscreen gestures to rotate, flip, and shake a magical cube in order to connect coloured blocks. These are the 'Vizati' you were wondering about, I imagine. There are two modes on offer - Arcade and Story. While Arcade offers a pure puzzling experience without any distractions, Story mode introduces a narrative accompanied by some rather charming hand-drawn art. With exactly 100 levels to test your brainbox, and Game Center support to compare your scores, Vizati gives you plenty of puzzling bang for your buck. Or, for the time being, plenty of bang for no b…