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Siegecraft Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Siegecraft Review

For the sake of posterity and for those who arrive at this review well after it goes online, Siegecraft by Blowfish Studios and Crescent Moon Games arrived during an eventful week resulting in it almost floundering. This isn't because it was ignored, but rather because it was released just before iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S, both of which being the optimal requirements for playing this game. Performance patches have helped to smooth things out for fourth gen iDevices, but it's clear this…

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Freemium Version Of 5-Star Virtual City Hits iPhone On 20th October

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Freemium Version Of 5-Star Virtual City Hits iPhone On 20th October

I think it's fair to say that living in a big city can be hazardous to one's health. If the noxious smog that envelops your bustling metropolis doesn't get you, then the OBnoxious white van drivers screeching around every blind corner probably will. But what if you could become chief city planner for a month and make sweeping changes to your municipality's transport and enterprise infrastructure at the drop of a hat? With G5 Entertainment's Virtual City Playground installed on your iPhone, that's precisely what you can do. This freemium city-building simulation goes live on the App Store this Thursday (20th October), and contains 10 exclusive landmarks, 68 unique decorations, and 87 ques…


Roll in the Hole Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
Roll in the Hole Review

When you start playing a game titled Roll in the Hole, you expect two things. Rolling, and a hole to roll into. You'll be happy to know that this game delivers on both those fronts. You play Popo the fat Panda. A mean Gorilla has stolen all your ice cream and you must chase him down the only way you can, by rolling into oblivion. You would think that a game based around rolling would revolve around tilt controls, but funnily enough, Roll in the Hole uses the touch screen. The screen i…

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RunDaLine - featuring the most athletic skunk on earth Review

Review randerline gmbh By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
RunDaLine - featuring the most athletic skunk on earth Review

Why would a skunk need to run away from anything? If anything, cartoons have taught us that everyone runs away from skunks, especially cats who walk under wet paint. Ah well, in Rundaline, you control the running skunk Pancho. He needs to make it to the finish line, collecting all the coins he can, while avoiding all the obstacles that will stop him in his tracks. Now in most runners you tap the screen to jump. Rundaline is a little different. In this game, you control the terrain its…

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Addictive Word Puzzler Quarrel Deluxe Reduced To 99c

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Addictive Word Puzzler Quarrel Deluxe Reduced To 99c

(Apologies to all non-football fans and non-UK-based television viewers for the following important announcement.) When the news broke that Sky Soccer Saturday anchor Jeff Stelling had resigned from Channel 4 words and numbers quiz show Countdown, this particular writer was devastated. How would I recover? How could I continue? Pretty easily, as it happens, for I've become clinically addicted to Indiagames's Quarrel Deluxe almost overnight, and I no longer hum the Countdown theme tune in my sleep. I think. The reason my girlfriend has to surgically remove my fingers at 10pm from the iPhone touchscreen and the lure of Quarrel Deluxe? It combines two of my favourite things in the world (o…


Battle Group Review

Review Bane Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Battle Group Review

I'd like to think that we've all seen Missile Command before; its iconic gameplay revolving around spitting out explosive charges to consume incoming projectiles has even been the subject of TV shows like Chuck. More to the point, remakes have never been in short supply, but few attempt to truly innovate like Battle Group by Bane Games. Much like the game that inspired it, you'll initially tap the screen to launch explosive charges that slowly move away from your ship to defend it fro…

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ADVENA Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
ADVENA Review

It has been a while since I've said anything like this, but if you missed out on the days of going to the local arcade and throwing a few coins down on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a few friends, then you missed out on something really special. Beat'em-ups are usually cathartic in their own right, but the addition of three other players turns it in to an almost unfair brawl where you begrudgingly assist each other, if only to beat the boss and play the next level. ADVENA by Gamev…

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Gameloft's Open-World Wild West Game Six-Guns Riding Into Town In the Autumn

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Gameloft's Open-World Wild West Game Six-Guns Riding Into Town In the Autumn

After the fabulous news that one of Rockstar's most treasured franchises GTA is shooting onto iPhone later this autumn (in the form of GTA: III), another of the studio's beloved IP Red Dead Redemption is riding on into Apple town. Kinda. Gameloft's 'take' on Rockstar's open-world action-adventure game Six-Guns - the colloquial term for a six-chambered revolver, I'll have you know - will also be exploding onto iPhones across the land before the month of December. Yes, as in Red Dead Redemption, you'll be exploring every inch of the Wild West in Gameloft's forthcoming shooter. And, yes, as in Red Dead Redemption, you'll be galloping around these various bars, towns, and seedy nightspots on…


Friday News Wrap-Up 14 October 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 14 October 2011

Additional Links:Azkend 2 Teaser - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXTcC0-CowCorona Indie Bundle - http://coronaindiebundle.com/Contract Killer: Zombies - http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/contract-killer-zombies/id438979179?mt=8Scribblenauts Remix Review - http://www.appspy.com/scribblenauts-remix-review…


Rockstar Releasing Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition On iPhone This Autumn (Updated)

News By Richard Brown, 2 years, 9 months ago
Rockstar Releasing Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition On iPhone This Autumn (Updated)

UPDATE: Since this story went live, Rockstar have confirmed that Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition will be playable on older generations of the iPhone in the future. It'll also be available on the iPad 2 and various Android devices. (Original story follows...) Grand. Theft. Auto. III. iPhone. These are the five words every iPhone-wielding 'hardcore' gamer has been longing to hear / see / smell in a single sentence since the year dot. Okay, summer 2008. Anyway, Rockstar Gamer will be putting you out of your long-term misery this autumn when they unleash Grand Theft Auto III: 10th Anniversary Edition on the iPhone 4S. Yes, you read that correctly. This special edition of GTA…


Scribblenauts Remix Review

Review Warner Bros. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Scribblenauts Remix Review

In what was almost a surprise release for the week, Warner Bros published the Nintendo DS famous title Scribblenauts to the App Store. Thanks to Iron Galaxy Studios and 5th Cell Media, iOS gamers can now play Scribblenauts Remix - a pint-sized mash-up of content from the first two games in the series... and do you know what that means? It means 'Adjectives'. And why do we love adjectives? Because now we can make giant winged rainbow beaver's to clear out entire forests in style. If yo…

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iOS 5 For iPhone and iPad Brings iCloud, Notification Center, and AirPlay Mirroring

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
iOS 5 For iPhone and iPad Brings iCloud, Notification Center, and AirPlay Mirroring

By the time you get around to reading this article, Apple's iOS 5 will probably be available to download. Here's what you'll be tinkering with after you finally install the highly anticipated software update. The biggest new addition in Apple's iOS 5 is Notification Center, which groups together your text messages, game pop-ups, Twitter mentions, and Facebook tags into one big hub. This can be accessed by simply swiping downwards from the top of your device's screen. iOS 5 also comes with Apple's iCloud, a service that wirelessly backs up and syncs your contacts, calendars, music, documents, and - most importantly - gaming data across your iOS devices. For fans of big-screen g…


Danger Alliance: Battles Review

Review TOME Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Danger Alliance: Battles Review

It's not as though we haven't seen developers attempt to bring tactical turn-based titles to the App Store before, though they've generally made a critical mistake or two preventing the often overlooked genre from seeing a sort of revival. Danger Alliance: Battles by TOME Studios keeps things simple, but if you think this means the combat is any less intense for its simplicity you'd be wrong. At the beginning of each match you are able to select a squad from a mix of six unique classe…

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Warm Gun Review

Review Emotional Robots By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Warm Gun Review

I can almost hear my own Mom scalding me in my own memories as I play Warm Gun by Emotional Robots. Though scarily it's not actually her voice, but my own saying 'Just because you can, doesn't mean you should'. It's a worrying moment, but the point still remains - it's true that the iPhone is slowly claiming territory once thought of as exclusive to dedicated handheld or even home consoles, but a bland and featureless FPS deathmatch game does nothing to move iOS forward in this directi…

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Miniclip's Monster Island Gets Updated With 63 New Levels, 6 New Characters

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
Miniclip's Monster Island Gets Updated With 63 New Levels, 6 New Characters

Miniclip have treated Fragger-esque puzzler Monster Island to a rather substantial update, which adds 63 new levels to an already packed game. That means there are now 252 levels and four different worlds for you to blast through. The additions don't stop there, though, since the refresh also brings with it six brand-new characters. For those looking to upgrade their critters, too, a 'limited-time' in-game store sale allows you to grab the game's monsters at 50 percent off their normal asking price. Monster Island, which earned a 4/5 at review, charges you with destroying waves of mutant thugs by hurling a selection of different bombs at them. As your detonation skills imp…