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Collision Effect Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Collision Effect Review

I'm not sure why the orbs in Collision Effect by Chillingo and Vishindo needed to be named anything at all, but if you were wondering, they're called Zybbles. Zybbles need to collide with one another, but they can only collide with Zybbles of the same color, so you'll need impeccable timing and keen spacial recognition skills to either beat your high-score or to solve the puzzle you're currently on. I think I'll just call them orbs from now on yeah? Much of what makes Collision Effec…

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MAPPY by NAMCO Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
MAPPY by NAMCO Review

Oh man. Things just got real. MAPPY by NAMCO has finally found its way on to the App Store and now a whole new generation of gamers can experience the bizarre madness of this classic arcade title.Your goal as Mappy the Police-mouse is to recover the items stolen by the infamous cat-burglars the Mewkies and their leader Goro (or Nyamco if you're used to the Japanese name). Unfortunately this also means you're going to be a walking snack for the cats as you roam around each house, but as…

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Gameloft, Dungeon Hunter 2 and Discounts (oh my)

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Gameloft, Dungeon Hunter 2 and Discounts (oh my)

Gameloft have recently launched a brand new promo to give their customers a chance to set the price of Dungeon Hunter 2 when it goes on discount later this week (March 12th). The catch is that the final price will be determined by the amount of votes submitted in support of the promo, with each price bracket requiring 2000 votes to reduce the price by another dollar. This does mean a bit of shameless shilling to get a better discount, but it's the jagged little pill you have to swallow if you really want the game to drop from $6.99 to $0.99. If you happen to be wired in to this crazy thing we call the Internets you might just have a Twitter or a Facebook account - heck, you might even be c…


DoubleDragon Review

DoubleDragon Review

If you're going to talk about Arcade beat'em-ups, you have to talk about Double Dragon - not only is it easily one of the most recognizable titles in the genre, it helped to define future titles thanks to its bone-crunching gameplay. Many consoles including the humble Atari 2600 were graced with adaptions of the game, but now iPhone gamers can claim something truly special - a full update of the game including improved graphics and additional gameplay and features. Players are locked…

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The Flood: Salvation Review

The Flood: Salvation Review

I'm not alone in my dread of drowning - I can happily swim and I have no fear of water in general, but the idea of being stuck underwater just chills me to the core. Thankfully 'The Flood: Salvation' by CouldGears is about saving someone from drowning, but the idea of leaving a person at the mercy of someone's logical puzzle solving skills feels like a strange twist on a Saw movie like trap. Putting my own issues aside, the gameplay is incredibly clever and where most physics-based pu…

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Cows vs Aliens Review

Review XMG Studio Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Cows vs Aliens Review

If you're going to stick with something simple and limited in your gameplay, make it compelling; make it fast-paced; make it amusing; in short, make it the sort of game that immediately grabs you and forces you to hit 'replay' when you fail. Cows vs Aliens may be a simple game, but its magic comes from this simplicity and once you're done herding cows and destroying aliens you might just find yourself diving right back in to do it again. The object of the game is simply to push (or 'h…

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Hot Springs Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Hot Springs Story Review

Spare me a moment and consider one of the few, but very real concerns of reviewing video games. Last year I had to fortune (or is that misfortune?) of spending a lot of time with Game Dev Story (GDS) by Kairosoft, but it's addictive gameplay almost ruined a week's worth of scheduled work. Now I'm playing their follow-up, Hot Springs Story (HSS) and much like the virtual game developers of their previous title, these very real developers have not simply leveled up, they've found the rea…

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Circuloid Brick Breaker Review

Review Macoscope sp. z o.o. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Circuloid Brick Breaker Review

Take one circle, add paddles around it and insert a few bricks and a ball - it sounds simple enough, but 'Circuloid' by Macroscope is a unique take on the typical brick-breaking gameplay and by no means an easy game to master. Several control variants are available, including simple swipes and tilt controls, though no matter what you choose the real skill is in keeping track of your ball (or balls depending on power-ups) while also keeping your paddles aligned around the play area. Va…

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6th Planet Review

Review Monkube Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
6th Planet Review

It takes a lot of confidence to revive a classic type of gameplay like 'Lander' with the intent of creating a compelling video game, but Monkube have managed to pull it off, though I suspect the incredible artistic talent backing the project certainly helped. '6th Planet' follows the journey of a space-module confined monkey bound for Saturn as he attempts to avoid dangerous hazards while conserving enough fuel to make it to each subsequent base. You're only given two controls to mane…

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Mission Europa - Live Hands-On Preview

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Mission Europa - Live Hands-On Preview

Today we've got a special treat as Ryan Mitchell, the developer of Mission Europa has given us a sneak-peek at this upcoming title. I say 'special treat' because it's not often something this comprehensive makes its way on to the App Store and anyone craving something more substantial than the usual bite-sized games might want to take note of this title. The game itself is set on Europa (the moon orbiting Jupiter, not the tiny island near Madagascar - just to be clear) and all hell has broken loose - probably literally, but now I'm getting ahead of myself. Contact with the colony was lost and you were part of a team sent to investigate what is happening; unfortunately everyone on your ship…


Wharr: The Colossus Age Review

Review Forge 11 By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Wharr: The Colossus Age Review

Translating genres that have existed for a long time outside of the realm of touch-based gaming has had its problems, but ultimately it's a forgivable thing because established ideas had to be reconsidered. However, the endless-jumping genre has been with us for a very long time and with so many tried, true and tested gameplay features it seems odd to dramatically mess around with these conventions without adding anything new. Wharr: The Colossus Age by Gaetano Leonardi and Forge 11 i…


Spires Review

Review Prophetic Sky By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Spires Review

I'm a man of eclectic tastes and developer Prophetic Sky previously managed to ensnare me by releasing Townrs Defender, a hero-defense style game that was a rarity at the time. Their latest release, Spires, is somewhat less radical with its relatively standard tower defense gameplay, but shades of something greater lurk behind its thin exterior. Those familiar with tower-defense titles won't be too surprised at the basic controls and gameplay, with towers in standard varieties (direct…

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Fight Night Champion by EA Sports™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Fight Night Champion by EA Sports™ Review

Where previous games in the Fight Night series by EA Sports had a far more upbeat and glitzy presentation, Champion, the fifth title in the series, is following the movie-based trend of depicting the sport in a 'grittier' fashion. If nothing else it highlights some of the brutal aspects of Boxing without glossing it over with light shows and glitter-cannons, but the iOS release does away with the new story-based 'Champion mode', leaving players with nothing more than a straight boxing…

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Food Processing Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Food Processing Review

I'm not sure what kind of crazy kitchen requires an endless stream of giant peas, sliced corn, eggplant, quartered pumpkins, torn pomegranates and shelled walnuts, but then again being a prep chef isn't the most glamorous job around, so you can let someone with a higher pay-grade worry about that. Food Processing by Embattle Games and Chillingo is yet another endless food-slicing title for the App Store, but unlike so many others this one takes things in a decidedly different direction…

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Speedball 2 Evolution Review

Review Tower Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Speedball 2 Evolution Review

The Speedball series by The Bitmap Brothers has in many ways come to define the future of brutal fantasy sports titles with its influence being evident in arcade titles like Midway's NBA Jam and NFL Blitz. Now modern iOS gamers and old-school fans alike can dive straight back in to the Speedball series with Speedball 2 Evolution by Tower Studios and despite some wonky control issues it feels as manic and exciting as it did all those years ago. Players can choose between tilt or touch-…

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