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Waking Mars Review

Review Tiger Style By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 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, 8 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…


Lume Review

Review State of Play Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Lume Review

What's more enjoyable in a game to you? Having an intro and tutorial that sets up the world and how to play, or just dropping you into this new world and having to figure everything out yourself? Both have their pros and cons but seeing LUME is a game of puzzles set in a world of abstract art, perhaps having little prompting as the game opens is best. Oh there's this story about visiting your grandfather with him being nowhere to be found, but that seems all too ancillary to the experi…

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Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus Review

Review Akaoni Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus Review

While I'm inclined to enjoy the odd round of Cabal, Blood Bros. or Wild Guns, the genre of running and gunning on a single screen never really appealed - this was mostly a fault of the controls as there was no real intuitive way to pair moving your character and aiming and shooting in a seamless way. Zombie Panic in Wonderland by Akaoni Studios took a fresh stab at things on the Wii, but now the 'new and improved' Plus version is available for iOS gamers to check out. And the immediat…

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Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape Review

Review Secret Base Pte Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape Review

The name 'Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape' may ring some bells for those of you who frequent the XBLA or Steam platforms looking for new and interesting Indie titles. For a while now, Secret Base, the developers behind the Tobe series have been placing the titular Tobe in to a series of varied platforming titles, ranging from a basic explore and conquer to an endless runner. Their latest title for the iOS adapts a game already available on their website and mixes things up by adding…

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AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Has Leapt Onto the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Has Leapt Onto the App Store

Dejobaan Games's arcade base jumping game AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) has landed on the App Store - hopefully not too battered after the long fall. Based on the award-winning PC game of a similar name, F=ma (for short) asks you to throw yourself off of a variety of buildings, and use your iPhone's accelerometer to control your fall. Passing close to buildings will earn you big points, so it's all about pixel-perfect control and split-second decision making as the abstract scenery whizzes past and the ground rises up to meet you. F=ma is available to download now from the App Store, priced $2.99. Check out the video below to see the game in action.…


Fancy Pants Adventures Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Fancy Pants Adventures Review

If you own a PC or a Mac and you've not at least heard of or tried the freely available title 'Fancy Pants Adventures' then you've missed out on a real treat. The series acts as a genius example of just how fun a game can be when so much care and attention is placed in to how a character's movement feels as the player runs around the level. Developer Brad Borne's platforming title has made the transition to the iOS platform and despite the lack of physical controls you'll have no probl…

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AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Review

Review Dejobaan Games, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) Review

Elegance is a word you have to use when you describe a game like 'Aaaa!!! F=ma' by Dejobaan Games and Owlchemy Labs, if only because it takes such a compact and simple concept (falling) and turns it in to something so utterly addictive that you will wonder how you managed to do without playing the game any sooner. Those who have played the original PC and Mac version 'A Reckless Disregard for Gravity' may wonder if the word 'elegant' is entirely appropriate given the game's somewhat ra…

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Waking Mars Makes First Contact With the New Zealand App store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Waking Mars Makes First Contact With the New Zealand App store

Waking Mars, the extraterrestrial botany sim from Tiger Style, has arrived on the New Zealand App Store, and will, therefore, hit App Stores elsewhere at midnight tonight. Set in 2097, the game has you exploring Mars's underground network of caves. Before you know it, though, an accident leaves you trapped. Your only hope for survival is to exploit the cave's ecosystem, bringing life to the near-barren planet by encouraging the growth of alien plants and creatures. Naturally, no one knows exactly how to encourage the growth of alien plants, so the game places a heavy emphasis on player experimentation throughout. If you think all that sounds odd, well... you're right. But, since it comes…


WrestleFest Premium Review

Review THQ Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
WrestleFest Premium Review

Full disclosure here, Dave is a huge wrestling fan. Having watched various promotions from the late 80s all the way up to today, this either makes him the best candidate to review this remake of the arcade classic Wrestlefest, or perhaps the worst. It's all how you look at it. Nonetheless this is how it's gotta be so let's see if THQ can take what made the original Wrestlefest so fun to play and make it shine on the iPhone. The original game only had two modes, Battle Royal, and Tag T…

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Dark Indie Platformer Limbo May Be Headed To the iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Dark Indie Platformer Limbo May Be Headed To the iPhone

Independent developers Playdead are looking for a programmer to port their games to new platforms, prompting speculation from NowGamer that their acclaimed platformer Limbo may see an iPhone release. Limbo was originally released in 2010 on the Xbox Live Arcade platform, and has since been ported to the PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac. Playdead's job listing mentions that the studio are investigating new platforms for possible ports, including iOS. Adored by critics and players alike, Limbo has you controlling a nameless boy exploring a threatening forest. Its creepy atmosphere and stark art style ensured that Limbo stood out in a genre usually known for its primary colours and jaunty tone.…


Munch Time Review

Review Gamistry By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Munch Time Review

I hate to sound like a broken record, but if I'm going to talk about Munch Time from Gamistry, I'm also going to have to talk about it being a 'cute, 3-star, physics-based puzzler'. I say this as though it's a mark against Gamistry, the developer behind this title, but it's not - what it is, is an indicator of just how hard the game needs to work to pull ahead of a fiercely contended pack of games seeking to jostle for first place. Munch Time revolves around the super-cute chameleon u…

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