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Bug Princess 2 Review

Review CAVE CO.,LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Bug Princess 2 Review

There are shooters and then there are bullet-hell games. Yes, we've said it before, but CAVE's long-running obsession with placing players against impossible odds is well known to iOS gamers now, but even amongst fans there's a game that remains utterly daunting. Bug Princess 2, the 2006 Arcade sequel to the classic original, takes no prisoners thanks to its ridiculously scaling up modes of difficulty. By almost all other accounts, Bug Princess 2 is easy to pick up thanks to its famil…

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Saturday Morning RPG Brings '80s Nostalgia To the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Saturday Morning RPG Brings '80s Nostalgia To the App Store

Saturday Morning RPG, a role-playing game inspired by '80s children's cartoons, has launched in New Zealand, meaning it should hit local App Stores at midnight tonight. The game casts you as Marty Hall, an Everyday Joe who finds himself with magical powers. Unfortunately, before Marty has a chance to exploit his powers for wealth and influence - and let's face it, we all would - he attracts the attention of dastardly villain Commander Hood. It's up to you, then, to control Marty in a series of role-playing episodes that see him battling evil and overdosing on '80s nostalgia. And rocking out the occasional keytar solo. Saturday Morning RPG should be available to download from your local…


Rinth Island Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Rinth Island Review

When discussing a puzzle game, there's something we often forget to mention - almost a caveat of sorts. While some people happily avoid the genre entirely, those that do enjoy the odd brain-twister can be fickle and no matter the praise a game receives, it will forever remain unappealing to them. Rinth Island by Buzz Monkey and Chillingo is not immune from such fickleness, but while it's possible to find some aspects of the game unappealing, it provides such a huge amount of varied con…

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Violet Storm Review

Review Sad Cat Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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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