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METAL SLUG 3 Review

Review SNK PLAYMORE By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
METAL SLUG 3 Review

[Editor Update: It seems the iCade support is not 'official' - that is to say, without modifications, physical controls are not yet available for METAL SLUG 3. Hopefully this can be added in a later update.] If there's one game most responsible for causing me to waste my time at an arcade, it's probably NFL Blitz, but in a close runner-up is the METAL SLUG series in all of its incarnations. No matter which version or where I see it, I'll pump credits in to it. There have been many pre…

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Great Little War Game Gets a Sequel

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Great Little War Game Gets a Sequel

What is the sequel to Great Litle War Game called you might ask? Why Great Big War Game of course! This turn based strategy game is out on July 18th for the price of $2.99. It features asyncronous combat for online multiplayer across platforms with over seventy maps, and the main campaign has fifty missions. With a great looking cartoon art style, and a good sense of humor to things, this looks like a must get for strategy fans. It's got an impressive amount of content if nothing else!…


Tiny Wings HD Review

Review Andreas Illiger By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Tiny Wings HD Review

With so many auto-runners and endless titles attempting to pack in bigger environments, faster gameplay and deadlier enemies, the appearance of Tiny Wings by Andreas Illiger wasn't just a breath of fresh air, it was a complete game-changer. All of a sudden gamers had objectives to complete with tangible rewards and challenging achievements to attempt - the fact that you were playing as a bird with tiny wings that's unable to fly properly was the cute icing on the cake. Now almost a ye…

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Synesthetic: Audiosurf + Boost

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Synesthetic: Audiosurf + Boost

Audiosurf is one of my favourite games on PC. Over the years countless hours have been put into riding music along with trippy visuals. Since then more than a couple games have tried to become the Audiosurf of the mobile gaming platform, but at least in my opinion, they have fallen short. Cue Synesthetic, a game that will be released July 19th, that from the trailer combines Audiosurf with Boost. Have a look yourself. I guess we'll know how it stacks up when the game releases further on in the month.…


App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 11th June 2012)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
App Wrap Up (Midweek Edition, 11th June 2012)

And here we go with another app wrap up. Remember, we can't vouch for the quality of these games. They just look interesting based on the trailer, and we think perhaps some of our readers might find them enjoyable (tell us if you do!). Let's get started! Billy the Painter (Lipasto Games) Sporting a cartoon style reminiscent of the Fleischer brothers, Billy the Painter has you tapping to cover up paint splotches... but if your paint hits the outer rim, the level is done. Simple and unique enough to warrant a look.[App Store Link] Nerdtris (APP-ARISE GmbH) It's Tetris in binary, finding chains of 1s and 0s. I dunno what else to say about it. -.-[App Store Link] Puzzle Birds…


Tiny Wings 2.0 Has Arrived!

News By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Tiny Wings 2.0 Has Arrived!

Tiny Wings 2 has finally dropped on to the App Store. Aside from the very clever teaser trailer, we can say that the 2.0 update is free for those who own the original and that it's gonna be annoyingly addictive! Better still, if you happen to own an iPad, grab the new HD version to take advantage of all that screen space. iCloud is enabled for keeping progress between iPhone and iPad devices. Our review of the updated and iPad versions will be up later in the day, so keep an eye out for it! [Tiny Wings HD iTunes]…


Darkside™ Review

Review Clockwork Pixels By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Darkside™ Review

First and foremost when discussing Darkside by Clockwork Pixels, one has to commend the game for being a free title that's more akin to a demo than an opportunity to nickel and dime its players through in-app purchases. Downloading this twin-stick shooter will give you the arcade mode with limitless play, and for the price of ninety nine cents, you unlock the full game which includes two additional modes, and the use of screen clearing smart bombs. Whether you wish to spend the money o…

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Corn Quest Review

Corn Quest Review

When a genre is firmly established, two things generally happen - you end up with your niche fans who almost exclusively live and breathe said games, and you start to push out a lot of regular folk who are sick of seeing the same thing over and over again. Still, the tower defense gameplay has remained a popular one despite its almost rigorous formula. Even still, it's nice to be reminded that there are still fresh ideas to be explored and Corn Quest by Namco manages to nicely use the…

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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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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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