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Musical Shooter Beat Hazard Ultra Currently Free On the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Musical Shooter Beat Hazard Ultra Currently Free On the App Store

Musical twin-stick shooter Beat Hazard Ultra is currently available to download for free from the App Store. This pyrotechnic shooter is driven by your own music library, and allows you to blast bad guys to the beat of your favourite MP3s. The frantic high score arcade gameplay comes straight from the PC version of Beat Hazard, but the game has found a natural home on music-filled iPhones since its App Store debut last month. We were wowed by Beat Hazard Ultra's aural and visual spectacle - so much so that we awarded the game a 5/5 in our review. Shooter fans and music lovers alike will want to grab Beat Hazard Ultra at this low, low, low, low, low price point while they can, for this is…


Friday News Wrap-Up 9 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 9 March 2012

It seems like only four days ago I was covering the news of the week in the iOS world - ahhh how time flys! Silliness aside, this does spread things a little thin and in place of any missing news I've extended our mini-review this week a little bit to compensate - it's not much, but definitely deserving of the attention.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 9th of March, 2012. Crytek Going MobileDeveloper Crytek has long been rumored to be bringing a version of their high-tech 3D CryEngine to the mobile platform, but they've been more tight-lipped about their intentions on bringing something playable to the table... that is until now. Unveiled at GDC, the developer is bringing o…


Monster Flip Review

Review PikPok By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Monster Flip Review

[Monster Flip is the Mini-Review for the Friday Wrap-Up for the 9th of March, 2012] When it comes to presentation, developer PikPok doesn't mess about - 'vibrant', 'colorful' and 'exciting' are generally always applicable to their work, with some efforts (such as their work on Monsters Ate My Condo) taking things to a whole new extreme level. Despite its clean appearance, Monster Flip is no less energetic, especially once you get in to the roll of things and kick off a huge combo, com…

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Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

When starting up a game called Fairway Solitaire, the name suggests a lot. “OK”, you think. “Somehow they've combined solitaire with golf. This should be interesting”. Then you're hit with a cheerfully animated introduction about the age old war between golf and gophers before being thrown into a puzzle game with not only intriguing mechanics, but plenty of personality. Not every course in this game (and there are many on offer) is eighteen holes, but the basic…

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Prince of Persia® Classic Review

Review Ubisoft By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Prince of Persia® Classic Review

The original Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner was a gaming classic, with its fluid animation, exotic setting and adventurous gameplay. The game was remade for the XBLA a few years ago, updating the graphics, adding more animations, and new modes along with achievements. That version was amazing and now has been ported to the iPhone. Can the touch screen deliver as wonderful an experience as a controller however? The answer sadly is no. Part of what made the original and the remake g…

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Kids vs Goblins Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Kids vs Goblins Review

A recent commenter on our videos pointed out that often a game falls under the category of evolution and not revolution - put another more personal context, while new and unique games are praise-worthy, there's no reason why a game can't take something we know and build upon it. Kids vs Goblins by Stolen Couch Games and Crescent Moon Games does just this, giving the Battleheart formula a story-driven tweaking. This isn't the first time the publisher has pushed something like this thro…

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Action RPG Kids vs Goblins Will Hit the App Store At Midnight Tonight

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Action RPG Kids vs Goblins Will Hit the App Store At Midnight Tonight

Action-RPG Kids vs Goblins has landed on the New Zealand App Store, meaning it should appear on UK and US App Stores at around midnight this evening. In this title from Stolen Couch Games, you play as three siblings (at the same time) whose little brother is kidnapped by wily goblins. Naturally, they're all rather keen to get him back. Oh, and in a handy twist of fate, all three of them suddenly gain magical powers to help them do just that. You'll be battling your way through six exotics environments in this brawler-inspired RPG, whacking goblins and casting spells as you seek out the Goblin King and your lost baby brother. It looks like good-natured fantasy fun, and it's brought to yo…


Top 3 iPhone Games for February 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Top 3 iPhone Games for February 2012

February has been a surprising month, dishing out titles that were not only unexpected, but astoundingly entertaining. While a few genres were left out of the mix, most gamers were sure to find something they liked over the last month. However as always I'm ready to sift through the month that was and pick out some highlights for you to chew on if you're not distracted by larger titles being released on consoles in March.This is the Top 3 iOS Games for February, 2012. Beat Hazard Ultra (Cold Beam Games) $2.99 Univ. (Temporarily on sale for FREE)Twin-stick shooters had a good run on the iOS platform for a while and despite the genre reaching near saturation, it still ticks along as…


MASS EFFECT™ INFILTRATOR Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
MASS EFFECT™ INFILTRATOR Review

If there's one thing that's likely to get gamers riled up, it's a tie-in product. When you have a successful franchise, you need only slap a name on to a product with a marked-up price and wallow in the profits. Given that the third title in the Mass Effect series has just hit it's no surprise to see EA and Bioware giving the green-light to an iOS title, but IronMonkey Studios have gone above and beyond to make Mass Effect Infiltrator a game worthy of play all on its own. Somewhere al…

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Major Jetpack Joyride Update Flying Onto the App Store In April

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 6 months ago
Major Jetpack Joyride Update Flying Onto the App Store In April

Australian developers Halfbrick have announced that version 1.3 of Jetpack Joyride will arrive next month, bringing equipable gadgets to the free-to-play title. Speaking to Eurogamer, Halfbrick's CMO Phil Larsen explained that the gadget system gives players the ability to change up how they play. People play for a few reasons - collecting coins, completing missions and getting high scores. For coins, we've got gadgets for that, like the coin magnet. For completing missions, we've got stuff like the Nerd Repellent that gets rid of scientists. And for scores, we've got the Instaball and the Freeze-o-Matic that turns you to ice and lets you slide further when you die. All of these thing sta…


Waking Mars Review

Review Tiger Style By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Waking Mars Review

When Tiger Style debuted on the App Store with Spider, it demonstrated their strength as a developer by combining unique gameplay elements, controls designed specifically for a touch-based platform and a fascinating backstory told through found visual elements. After what seems like forever, the studio is back for round two with Waking Mars, an intriguing platformer where you’ll need to rely on your curiosity to survive the planet’s hazardous depths. You play as Liang, a s…

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iBomber Defense Pacific Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
iBomber Defense Pacific Review

And the tower defense games just keep on coming! It's hard to be completely cynical about gross over-saturation of a genre when a developer does such a good job of creating an entry into said genre. Not only that but this is a sequel to iBomber Defense which was a pretty solid tower defense title to begin with. As the name suggests, battle now is primarily on the Pacific rim, and while that gives a lot of opportunity for battleships to attack beach-heads or enemies to float upstream, t…

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ZiGGURAT Review

Review Freshuu Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
ZiGGURAT Review

As the last human on Earth, you stand tall upon the Ziggurat, surveying the damage that the alien menace has wrought. As the hordes approach, you and your powerful weapon can keep them at bay... but for how long? That is all the information needed to understand and undertake this arcade shooter from Action Button Entertainment. Yes it seems that the team responsible for some of the more unique game writing and criticism on the net has thrown their hats into game design, and what they'…

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Post-Friday News Wrap-Up 2 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Post-Friday News Wrap-Up 2 March 2012

A wild Post-Friday News Wrap-Up appears... whether or not it's effective probably depends on your type. Why a Monday news piece? Well I had the (mis)fortune of turning 30 this weekend and things kind of got out of hand a little earlier than expected. Needless to say this shouldn't be something that affects our viewers, so here I am with the Post-Friday News Wrap-Up for the 2nd of March, 2012. Miku Flick... Otaku's Rejoice!So if you happen to have missed out on the Vocaloid phenomena, don't feel too weirded out as it's not likely to have traveled most nerdy circles unless you have a local weeaboo or similar otaku friend to explain the majesty that is a synthesized pop-star. SEGA ha…


Battlefield 3: Aftershock Won't Return To the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Battlefield 3: Aftershock Won't Return To the App Store

Battlefield 3: Aftershock, EA's free-to-play multiplayer iOS game based on the popular FPS franchise, was pulled from the App Store on 22nd February after dozens of user reviews criticised the game's controls and online performance. EA Mobile released a statement at the time, saying it planned to re-evaluate Aftershock in response to user feedback. Now, The Verge reports that Battlefield 3: Aftershock will not return to the App Store. An EA representative revealed the reasons for withdrawing the title from sale to Vox Gamer: In the interest of bringing consumers only the highest level of quality mobile entertainment, EA Mobile has decided to suspend development and support of Battle…