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Smash Cops Goes Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Smash Cops Goes Free For A Limited Time

Smash Cops's price has swerved off the road and crashed into a ditch. This over-the-top racing game is currently available from the App Store free of charge for a limited time. Playing out like an episode of World's Wildest Police Videos - sans the inappropriately gleeful presenter -  Smash Cops puts you behind the wheel of a police cruiser and tasks you with hunting down suspects on crowded highways. To take a suspect into custody, all you need do is bash the heck out of his vehicle. Driving into them works just fine, but you can also boost into the perp to send him careening off the road. It suffers from a slight lack of variety, but we got a real kick out of Smash Cops's exaggerat…


Friday News Wrap-Up 27 April 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 27 April 2012

Around my side of the planet things are wet, cold and otherwise dreary - perfect weather for snuggling up on the couch and watching my favorite shows and playing my favorite games. Sadly I won't be able to get to my weekend of adding to my couch-dent until I cover the news of the week, so without further more to say...This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 27th of April, 2012. Might & Magic: Duel of ChampionsThe world of Might & Magic has seen itself go through more than a few genres in an attempt to give fans a chance to experience its long-running story in new ways. Soon Ubisoft will be tackling the CCG genre with 'Duel of Champions', bringing the title to the PC and iP…


Photon Review

Review Valhalla Studios Bifrost By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Photon Review

[This title is the Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 27th of April, 2012] I recently caught up with some of the fine lads who work with the Australian developer Valhalla Studios Bifrost and it struck me as odd that I hadn't checked out their relatively recent arcade puzzle title, Photon. Sporting a Tron-like neon visual style, the gameplay itself takes its cues from the three-match genre. The game's catch is simple - tilting can jiggle around the orbs, allowing you acce…

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Spell Sword Review

Review Everplay By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Spell Sword Review

Arena platformers in the vein of games like Super Crate Box haven't been explored too extensively - sure, you can find pretenders to the throne, but there's only so much you can do with randomized weapons and raging enemies. Spellsword seeks to break from this mold, eschewing ranged weapons and mindlessly falling enemies to try something new. For the most-part, your attacks are completely melee based, placing you face-to-face with the variety of enemies that fly, bounce, drop, roll, e…

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iPhone Tower Offense Classic Anomaly Warzone Earth Currently Half Price

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
iPhone Tower Offense Classic Anomaly Warzone Earth Currently Half Price

11 bit studios's tower offense classic Anomaly Warzone Earth is currently available at half its usual price. The vanilla iPhone app is down to just 99c (from its usual $1.99), while the fancy Universal app for devices with Retina displays is down to $1.99 (from its usual price of $3.99). In an inspired bit of role reversal, Anomaly Warzone Earth tosses aside the well-worn tower defence template aside and casts you as the attacking force. Assaulting a heavily fortified position, you'll need to think strategically, exploiting your units' strengths to destroy enemy defences and deploying power-ups wisely to press home your advantage. We simply couldn't get enough of Anomaly Warzone Earth's…


MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 Review

CAPCOM generally doesn't skimp on the details when it comes to its fighting game releases on the App Store. It seems almost counter-intuitive to think a serious fighting game could be successful on a small touch-screen, but Street Fighter IV has shown that it's not only possible, but also a lot of fun. As such it's almost unfortunate for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 to feel as rushed as it does, suffering from bloated controls on smaller iDevices and visuals that looked muddied thanks to poor…

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3-in-1 Brainbender PuzzleJuice Discounted In Half Price Sale

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
3-in-1 Brainbender PuzzleJuice Discounted In Half Price Sale

Stylish iOS puzzler Puzzlejuice is currently available at half price - down to 99c from its usual price of $1.99. Perhaps the only game on the App Store which promises to "punch your brain in the face", Puzzlejuice combines the block-dropping gameplay of Tetris, the letter-linking requirements of SpellTower, and then throws in some colour matching for good measure. The result is a frantic exercise in cerebral multitasking, which has you managing tetriminos, tapping colour chains, and searching for anagrams - all at the same time. It's stressful but satisfying stuff, and Puzzlejuice's smart twist on established puzzling templates made us feel all warm inside. That's a feeling we traditiona…


Hambo Review

Review Miniclip.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Hambo Review

Those familiar with Miniclip's earlier titles will be right at home with their latest cartoony puzzler, Hambo. In a way it's an extension of games like Fragger, tasking you with pulling off complicated shots by exploiting simplified physics, but this time the task is a little more personal than a grenade. Not by much though - instead of lobbing an explosive over a wall, you're more often tasked with shooting a bullet directly at your piggy enemies. Velocity isn't necessarily important…

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Ka-Bloom Review

Review BBC Worldwide By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Ka-Bloom Review

Ka-Bloom by Strongman Games and BBC Worldwide is a strange sort of puzzler. There's a very logical solution to almost all of its puzzles, but there's also a free-form element to its play that lends itself to a naturalistic, almost intuitive approach as well. In short, hardcore or casual, Ka-Bloom is a lot of fun. At its most basic level, you need to feed Floret a stream of various tokens to provide enough energy to explode. These tokens can only be grabbed once Floret's aura is large…

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Conceptis Fill-a-Pix Review

Review Conceptis Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Conceptis Fill-a-Pix Review

[Editor's Note: Apologies for the video being unavailable for so long - YouTube is currently updating their back end again and it seems some features are missing at this time. We've found a work-around for now and hope this won't be an issue again soon!] Earlier we reviewed Prismapix, a puzzle game where the player uses minesweeper-like clues to know what tiles are safe to uncover a picture on and which are not. That game was based on a simpler kind of logic puzzle, and that's exactly…

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MacGuffin's Curse Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
MacGuffin's Curse Review

Aussie developer Brawsome is not above a bit of cheeky advertising and my hat is fairly tipped to their tenuous use of ties to Adventure gaming's most well-known celebrities (Tim Schafer, for instance, has provided a single line of dialogue). All of this effort has gone in to spreading the word about their latest title, MacGuffin's Curse, an adventure game locked in to a world where you'll need to master pushing blocks to succeed. You play as the titular MacGuffin, a thief who is curs…

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Minecraft - Pocket Edition Update Introduces Crafting To Block-Building Phenomenon

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Minecraft - Pocket Edition Update Introduces Crafting To Block-Building Phenomenon

I must confess: we were a little underwhelmed by Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Its stripped-down adaptation of the PC phenomenon left us pining after more features to toy with, although Andrew noted in the conclusion to his 3/5 review that it might be worth a purchase if you wanted to "gamble on updates adding deeper gameplay content". Well, our resident soothsayer has once again proven his clairvoyance, for a substantial update has now added a wealth of features to the seminal block-building title, including the much-requested ability to craft items. You can now craft tools, weaponry, and other fancy gubbins by combining items in your inventory - using a brand-new interface especially desi…


Burger Cat Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Burger Cat Review

Releasing any new title after the insanely successful League of Evil games was always going to be a difficult thing for Ravenous Games to pull off. Some would find their solution in refining what has come before, but in an act of almost complete defiance of the platforming titles that have come before, Burger Cat demands more from your brain than your reactions. At its core, the game feels much like a traditional puzzle-platformer, removing the player's direct control of Burger Cat an…

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dragon-Punches Its Way Onto the App Store On 25th April

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dragon-Punches Its Way Onto the App Store On 25th April

A port of arcade classic Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been announced for the iPhone, and fighting fans don't have long to wait. The game will tag into the App Store on 25th April. Boasting a cast of 56 playable characters - 28 from Marvel, 28 from Capcom - Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has you select a team of three fighters and throw down fisticuffs against three opponents. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is renowned for its nuanced tag team fighting system and breathless pace, so it'll be interesting to see how Capcom manage to cram this classic onto the iPhone, and how much control fidelity will be lost in the translation. The developers have decent form in this department, though. Street Fighter IV Volt's contr…


Musical Platformer Jazz: Trump's Journey On Sale For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Musical Platformer Jazz: Trump's Journey On Sale For A Limited Time

Musical platformer Jazz: Trump's Journey has seen its price discounted for the first time since its January release. It's currently available to download for 99c, down from its usual price of $2.99. In this game, you are cast as Trump, a talented trumpeter pursuing music and love in early 20th-century New Orleans. The character and the injustices he faces are based loosely on the life of Louis Armstrong. This side-scrolling platformer has you jumping around its 2D levels with brass in hand, ready to use the power of Trump's music to solve environmental puzzles within each level. Jazz: Trump's Journey won us over with its evocative visuals, its jazz-smooth animations, and its refined platf…