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Puddle Puzzles Review

Puddle Puzzles Review

The cute purple blobby thing-a-ma-jig named Puddles finds herself in a series of lab experiments. What they are trying to test is beyond me but the point is that as the player you need to guide Puddles through a series of rooms, eating gems, floating on water, avoiding spikes, and reaching the portal. The game has two methods of leading Puddles to safety. On land, rotating the iPhone will roll Puddles in that direction or make her fall to a new surface. Rotating also changes the water…

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Infinity Field Review

Infinity Field Review

Ever since the success of Geometry Wars, the twin stick shooter has become a staple of the iPhone's game library. Many games have tried to capture the same feeling of fun and visual excitement, and even Geometry Wars itself got released with a great reception. Infinity Field is Chillingo's entry into this genre and they've pretty much hit the ball  out of the park. The first thing you'll notice when you load up either one of the many game modes or the campaign is how tight the co…

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Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun! Review

Review Mediocre AB By Dave Flodine, 3 years ago
Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun! Review

There have been a few games in the App Store that have had players putting out fires with hoses, but none of them have seemed to pull it off with such finesse as the developers of Sprinkle have. It seems that Earth tourists are constantly crashing into the straw huts on Titan, one of Saturn's moons. Rather than let the inhabitants have their homes destroyed, it's up to you to man the water cannon and put out the fires, wasting as little water as possible. The hose is manned by three c…

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Treemaker Review

Treemaker Review

I often wonder where all the ninja-rope swinging titles that had once captured the mobile gaming consciousness not so long ago disappeared to and then Treemaker by Mikrotie comes along to remind me. Rope swinging lives and dies upon the player's ability to predict where they're going at all times, giving them a level of finesse and control that borders on almost prescient in games like Hook Champ. Instead of predictability, Treemaker makes its swinging mechanic the largest 'challenge'…

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Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Hands On With Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick

The fine boffins over at Halfbrick (and in particular one Phil Larsen) has seen to it that I have an early copy of Jetpack Joyride in my grubby little hands and so in a show of fairness to our readers I'll stop playing for a moment to let you see what you're in for later this week! (Thoughts and impressions to follow the video footage.) More than anything else it feels like Halfbrick have hit their stride with Jetpack Joyride a year after introducing gamers to Barry Steakfries in Monster Dash (5/5). What was a simple, yet polished take on the endless runner has evolved in to something far more exciting as Barry takes to the skies by stealing a jetpack that's propelled by bullets.…


HECTOR: Ep2 – Senseless Acts of Justice Review

HECTOR: Ep2 – Senseless Acts of Justice Review

A little over a year later and Hector has returned in an all new adventure. The last episode left on a cliffhanger, as Hector entered the sniper's building only to find a laptop controlling a rifle aimed right at him. The game starts with Hector escaping from being shot in the face, and then having to find his way out of the building to hunt down the mysterious culprit. Control, while not perfect is pretty intuitive. Dragging your finger along the screen will reveal hotspots that can…

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Shiny PopCap Puzzler Bejeweled 2 + Blitz Goes Free

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years ago
Shiny PopCap Puzzler Bejeweled 2 + Blitz Goes Free

Everybody's favourite PopCap-produced jewel-themed puzzler has just gone free. If you were sitting on the fence about coughing up the dough, now's your chance to snag this bobby dazzler free of charge. And if you don't know what Bejeweled 2 + Blitz is (you call yourself a gamer?), we'll let you off this time and clue you in. Imagine a grid of shiny gems. Now, imagine you score points every time you eliminate some from play: to do that, you just swap them around and match them up. Congratulations, you just imagined Bejeweled 2 + Blitz! Don't get any funny ideas, though - it may be simple, but it ain't always easy. We gave it a sparkling 4/5 on review, so it's very probably the best Beje…


Contre Jour Review

Contre Jour Review

Mayhap we'll never see the end of this trend of cute-sy characters combined with puzzle gameplay dominating the store, but one thing's for sure, Chillingo has a vested interest in keeping the motif rolling along. While Contre Jour by Mokus may not be as traditionally cartoonish and colorful as recent titles, it fits the template nicely with its scowling, yet playful main character (who happens to be a giant eyeball) as you manipulate his world to get him to each exit. If you've played…

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Modern Combat 2 On Sale, Modern Combat 3 Inbound

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Modern Combat 2 On Sale, Modern Combat 3 Inbound

Do you recall Jigsaw - sorry, me - inviting you to play a fun and exciting game last Wednesday? Yes, you do: it was called "Guess Gameloft's next FPS on iPhone", and the only clue supplied was a military-based piece of artwork. See, you do remember. As it transpires, the French studio weren't actually teasing a forthcoming first- or third-person shooter with their 'Join the resistance' tagline, 99c dog tag, and upturned round of bullets. No, instead, those little Gameloft teases were referring to an existing title: Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus. So, after all of that speculation and hype, Gameloft and I are delighted to inform you that their 5-star modern-day blast-'em-up has been redu…


Friday News Wrap-Up 26 August 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 26 August 2011

Grand Prix Story footage owned by AndroidSPIN - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsHzk7MbIoGrand Prix Story images care of Famitsu - http://www.famitsu.com/news/201108/18048711.html…


Gobble Up Action-Platformer Muffin Knight On 1st September

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Gobble Up Action-Platformer Muffin Knight On 1st September

What do Angry Mob Games's four-star twin-stick shooter Guerrilla Bob and their upcoming iPhone platformer Muffin Knight have in common, please? Pace. Lots of it. In fact, to describe the wise-cracking antics of the aforementioned Bob as anything less than 'frantic' would be to lie. (Plus, 'frantic antics' has a nice ring to it.) Muffin Knight, in all fairness, doesn't feature quite as much bullet-hell blasting as Guerrilla Bob, but more than compensates in other areas. For starters, the story of a young boy transformed into a knight by an aggrieved cake-baking fairy is, well, unique. The gameplay twist in which the accursed whippersnapper changes into a different creature every time he…


Edge Extended Now Available In All Good Apple Stores

News By Richard Brown, 3 years ago
Edge Extended Now Available In All Good Apple Stores

Mobigame promised that their semi-sequel Edge Extended would be heading to iPhone "this summer". And with only six days to spare, that promise was upheld. If you never got around to playing the original Edge puzzle game, let me explain... From an isometric perspective, your mission is to drag an oddly characterful cube around a series of levels to the exit, taking extreme care not to fall of the paths. In Edge Extended, there are 44 levels, in fact, complemented by 23 perfectly pitched minimalist tunes and a few new gameplay mechanics. Those in possession of an iPhone 4 will appreciate that the French developers have included Retina display support in this cube-shifting experience. Tho…


EDGE Extended Review

Review Mobigame By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
EDGE Extended Review

The lead up to the release of EDGE Extended by Mobigame has been an interesting one frought with some legal battles that, while amusing in some ways, has been frustrating to witness as an external observer (let alone as a company caught up in it). Thankfully the sequel to the original EDGE title has been worth the wait and fans of the original have more than a few surprises in store for them. Much as the name suggests, EDGE Extended bolsters the original gameplay with some new power-u…

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SPY mouse Review

SPY mouse Review

Sometimes it's easy to forget that Firemint, the developers of the Real Racing series for iOS have another game they're rather famous for - a little line-drawing App called Flight Control. While racing has its fans, Flight Control made perfect use of the touch-screen interface to create a fun game based around the pressures of multitasking. So what if Firemint decided to boil the concept down in to something a bit more bite-sized? What if you were rewarded for your puzzle solving skil…

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Spy Mouse Sneaks Onto the New Zealand App Store

News By Alexander Taylor, 3 years ago
Spy Mouse Sneaks Onto the New Zealand App Store

Over in New Zealand, lucky iPhone punters already have the opportunity to download Spy Mouse, Firemint's line-drawing puzzler that we had our beady eyes on last month. No worries, though, for the rest of the world will be able to join in the cheese-grabbing, cat-avoiding fun later tonight. Once the game touches down in your neck of the woods, you'll find 72 stages (spread across six different game worlds), loads of achievements, and a host of secret levels. Spy Mouse retails for 99c, but if you fancy grabbing it for free, you can enter Firemint's ongoing competition here. Or if you happen to be a regular patron of Starbucks in the US, Spy Mouse will be offered as part of the iTunes 'Pick…