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JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense Review

Review CJ E&M By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense Review

[This review was featured as the Mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 3rd of August, 2012] If you told me I could pick up a game on the App Store that not only allowed me to play as Batman and Superman, but also involved a chunk of the Justice League and their quirky rogues gallery... then I'd say shut up and take my money. However, pause for a moment before heading the App Store and grabbing JUSTICE LEAGUE : Earth's Final Defense. The licensed beat'em-up takes its cues fr…

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Splash !!! Review

Review joseph pinkasfeld By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Splash  !!! Review

As strange as some of the scenarios created for these physics puzzle games are, it's amazing how many of them make the gameplay that follows more bizarre when all they were trying to do was create a context to explain everything going on. In Splash you control a panda riding atop a bubble that can be filled with water. The goal of each stage is to collect the rubber duckies strewn about, and deliver them safely to the wading pool. The reason for all this is that the panda has lost his…

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ORC: Vengeance Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
ORC: Vengeance Review

One advantage of a touch-screen, especially a large one, is the ability to bring to life games that would otherwise require an external device (such as a mouse) simply by exchanging clicks for taps. As such the action-adventure RPG has been an obvious golden-goose for developers, however while many have attempted to capture the same frantic action of games like Diablo, ultimately the goose seems more like a white whale. ORC: Vengeance doesn't quite break the mold for iDevices, but it…

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Agent Dash Review

Review Full Fat By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Agent Dash Review

Full Fat's repertoire of games is full of rebuilt concepts; while we may have seen and loved the archetypes they take their inspiration from, the new spin or polished design makes it worth playing. Agent Dash is no different, taking cues from the long-popular Temple Run series, just don't expect each run to be an epic dash - an agent's job isn't easy and neither is this game. You can expect to be caught out and remain almost unaware of what happened thanks to two features of the game…

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App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 1st August 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 1st August 2012)

Well we're in the last month of winter (or summer if you like across hemispheres), and then the big releases start happening in the console and PC space. We're sure to see some heavy hitters in the App Store as well but for now here's another App Wrap Up to tide you over with some games that may be worth a play based on their trailers. Let's take a look! Neon Run 21 (Neon Games LLC) I don't gamble much, but when i do, Blackjack or 21 is my game of choice. This is a puzzle game based around the card game, but it really doesn't seem like too much of a puzzle; you're just playing multiple hands at the same time and need to make each one count by the cards you get. If the cards are set…


Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Depth in Simplicity: The Making of Jetpack Joyride

Ok, for those of you who are interested in game design, for those of you who love Jetpack Joyride, or for those of you who have an hour to kill and find the idea of a post mortem discussion on a released game interesting, stop what you're doing right now and click this link. Luke Muscat of Halfbrick Studios talks us through the game's inception to completion all courtesy of the GDC Vault, placing this recording up in their free section. It's an interesting and informative watch if nothing else. Now if you'll excuse me, i shall continue watching this myself.…


Tentacle Wars Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Tentacle Wars Review

Tentacle Wars isn't just content about giving us a fresh take on the real time strategy genre by taking place at the microscopic level, battling against invading cells. No, you also happen to be waging this war inside the body of an alien organism that takes its inspiration from the fever dreams of H.R. Giger. Based on the popular flash game, this mobile version brings a back and forth game of cellular conquest straight to your iPhone and iPad, where positioning and reinforcement are k…

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Button Brigade iPad Review

Review Axis Sivitz By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Button Brigade iPad Review

In an action adventure game, coming across buttons to open up doorways and other passages to make your way around the stage is a regular occurrence. But what of these poor buttons? What do they think of their throw-away existence? Button Brigade answers that question, if only as a side note, thanks to a mechanical snake and a whole host of buttons that can manipulate the laboratory you're trapped in. By tapping on the screen you can achieve one of two things, either moving your 'snake…

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Synesthetic Review

Review Alex Dantis By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Synesthetic Review

Since music can muster such a visceral reaction in us of like and dislike, when a game comes along that allows us to interact with music, it is usually received favorably. If it's a game like Guitar Hero which has a set track list, the game can be lauded or decried based on if the list resonates with fans of those songs, but games like Audiosurf and Synesthetic, which allow the player to use their own music collection favor much better, also because these games are tied to playable ver…

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Mad Cows Review

Review Everplay By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Mad Cows Review

So we've had Angry Birds, now we have Mad Cows. What's next? Perturbed Kangaroos? Confused Marmosets? Well let's stop giving designers ideas and delve into a pretty blatant Angry Birds clone. Oh yes there are some differences, including the addition of a multiplayer component, but this is the type of game you've seen and played many times before. You have six animals to choose from. Each have their own levels, and each have a special ability. It's interesting because instead of having…

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Paper Airplanes Arrive Later this Week

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Paper Airplanes Arrive Later this Week

Armor Games' paper airplane hit Flight is coming to iOS devices on August 2nd. Trying to get a lonely girl's letter to Santa, you upgrade your plane to be able to stay in the air longer and longer. Quite simple with addictive gameplay through the upgrades and interesting locales. If you've given the flash game a try, you'll most likely agree that this would be a fun mobile diversion.…


Shoot The Zombirds Winners Announced

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Shoot The Zombirds Winners Announced

Thanks to all that entered in to the competition to win free codes for a copy of Shoot the Zombirds! The winners have been contacted with their codes, so a special congratulations goes to 'odd', 'mike1919' on AppSpy and @emiliegetz @Saptronico @KissesForUsAll from Twitter.…


Retro Graphics of a Different Sort

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Retro Graphics of a Different Sort

This Thursday, Kid Vector releases in the App Store. A 2d platformer envoking retro art and music, but the one difference is that while most retro games go for pixel art, this one has vectors! Doesn't look like much is new gameplay wise, but as long as the controls are solid, it should satsify the itch of platforming fans.…


Robot may be Found in the Middle of August

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Robot may be Found in the Middle of August

Lost Robot is in the words of its creator Benjamin Hald, "a mixture of arcade, action, and puzzle games". From the trailer we see we need to get the robot and his uni-motorcycle to the exit by manipulating objects in the level. Here's the trailer. Set for release sometime in mid-August, this looks like it could be fun.[LowLineLab Site]…


10000000 Review

Review EightyEight Games LTD By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
10000000 Review

What is it about the match-three concept that continues to be so addictive? For some it's the light puzzle aspect, for others its the way in which simple actions can result in a cascade of combos that feel like winning on a poker machine. It may seem strange to pair such gameplay with RPG mechanics, but it's an already long proven combination, thanks in-part to the way in which matching tiles manages to substitute for the monotonous grinding of turn-based battle. 10000000 by EightyEig…

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