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Eerie Adventure Dark Meadow Going Free On iPhone Later This Week

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Eerie Adventure Dark Meadow Going Free On iPhone Later This Week

Spooky adventure game Dark Meadow will become a free app later this week. The game currently costs $5.99. This dark fairy tale from Phosphor Games Studios has you exploring an abandoned hospital, unsure of how you got there and unable to leave. To make matters worse, the facility's decrepit halls are stalked by terrifying monsters - the minions of a beautiful witch, apparently. Your one ally - a strange old man - says that your only way out is to kill the witch. But, can he be trusted? We loved Dark Meadow's creepy atmosphere and high production values, which keep you playing even when the monster-fighting starts to get dull. It's a slightly flawed gem, then, to which we awarded 4/5 in o…


TwinGo! Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
TwinGo! Review

Sometimes two people are inseparable. You've seen it in real life when your friends fall in love and suddenly your friend becomes merged with their partner creating some strange sort of amorphous twin. As a videogame mechanic however it can be quite creative and provide a nice base for plenty of perplexing puzzle gameplay. This is what Twingo has to offer. It's you goal to use the power of swiping to guide Fuyu and Natsu to their respective colored pads at the end of each level. The c…

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Storm Strikers Review

Review Sunny Tam By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Storm Strikers Review

One should probably not play Storm Strikers by Sunny Tam early in the morning - then again I'm not at my greatest before I've had an unhealthy amount of coffee, so take this warning at face value. When you load this game up the face-meltingly challenging shooter experience should be no surprise at all (this is the developer behind Danmaku Unlimited after all), but persistence and skill is duly rewarded, firmly placing the game in the realms of the 'hardcore' gaming enthusiest. Much li…

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Brandnew Boy Review

Review Oozoo Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Brandnew Boy Review

When Rocksteady mentioned that the combat for Batman Arkham had its roots in rhythm gaming, I believed them - its fluid sense of combat that rewards well-timed parries, item deployments and straight-up beat-downs has a visceral feel to it that quickly becomes addictive. Best of all it lends itself to rather simplistic controls, which is all the better for Brandnew Boy by Oozoo as it builds upon the concept with a single-touch system. Cue a memory-wiped protagonist, super-powers, a who…

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Musical Shooter Beat Hazard Ultra Currently Free On the App Store

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Musical Shooter Beat Hazard Ultra Currently Free On the App Store

Musical twin-stick shooter Beat Hazard Ultra is currently available to download for free from the App Store. This pyrotechnic shooter is driven by your own music library, and allows you to blast bad guys to the beat of your favourite MP3s. The frantic high score arcade gameplay comes straight from the PC version of Beat Hazard, but the game has found a natural home on music-filled iPhones since its App Store debut last month. We were wowed by Beat Hazard Ultra's aural and visual spectacle - so much so that we awarded the game a 5/5 in our review. Shooter fans and music lovers alike will want to grab Beat Hazard Ultra at this low, low, low, low, low price point while they can, for this is…


Friday News Wrap-Up 9 March 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 9 March 2012

It seems like only four days ago I was covering the news of the week in the iOS world - ahhh how time flys! Silliness aside, this does spread things a little thin and in place of any missing news I've extended our mini-review this week a little bit to compensate - it's not much, but definitely deserving of the attention.This is the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 9th of March, 2012. Crytek Going MobileDeveloper Crytek has long been rumored to be bringing a version of their high-tech 3D CryEngine to the mobile platform, but they've been more tight-lipped about their intentions on bringing something playable to the table... that is until now. Unveiled at GDC, the developer is bringing o…


Monster Flip Review

Review PikPok By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Monster Flip Review

[Monster Flip is the Mini-Review for the Friday Wrap-Up for the 9th of March, 2012] When it comes to presentation, developer PikPok doesn't mess about - 'vibrant', 'colorful' and 'exciting' are generally always applicable to their work, with some efforts (such as their work on Monsters Ate My Condo) taking things to a whole new extreme level. Despite its clean appearance, Monster Flip is no less energetic, especially once you get in to the roll of things and kick off a huge combo, com…

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Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

When starting up a game called Fairway Solitaire, the name suggests a lot. “OK”, you think. “Somehow they've combined solitaire with golf. This should be interesting”. Then you're hit with a cheerfully animated introduction about the age old war between golf and gophers before being thrown into a puzzle game with not only intriguing mechanics, but plenty of personality. Not every course in this game (and there are many on offer) is eighteen holes, but the basic…

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Prince of Persia® Classic Review

Review Ubisoft By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
Prince of Persia® Classic Review

The original Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner was a gaming classic, with its fluid animation, exotic setting and adventurous gameplay. The game was remade for the XBLA a few years ago, updating the graphics, adding more animations, and new modes along with achievements. That version was amazing and now has been ported to the iPhone. Can the touch screen deliver as wonderful an experience as a controller however? The answer sadly is no. Part of what made the original and the remake g…

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Kids vs Goblins Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Kids vs Goblins Review

A recent commenter on our videos pointed out that often a game falls under the category of evolution and not revolution - put another more personal context, while new and unique games are praise-worthy, there's no reason why a game can't take something we know and build upon it. Kids vs Goblins by Stolen Couch Games and Crescent Moon Games does just this, giving the Battleheart formula a story-driven tweaking. This isn't the first time the publisher has pushed something like this thro…

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Action RPG Kids vs Goblins Will Hit the App Store At Midnight Tonight

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Action RPG Kids vs Goblins Will Hit the App Store At Midnight Tonight

Action-RPG Kids vs Goblins has landed on the New Zealand App Store, meaning it should appear on UK and US App Stores at around midnight this evening. In this title from Stolen Couch Games, you play as three siblings (at the same time) whose little brother is kidnapped by wily goblins. Naturally, they're all rather keen to get him back. Oh, and in a handy twist of fate, all three of them suddenly gain magical powers to help them do just that. You'll be battling your way through six exotics environments in this brawler-inspired RPG, whacking goblins and casting spells as you seek out the Goblin King and your lost baby brother. It looks like good-natured fantasy fun, and it's brought to yo…


Top 3 iPhone Games for February 2012

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Top 3 iPhone Games for February 2012

February has been a surprising month, dishing out titles that were not only unexpected, but astoundingly entertaining. While a few genres were left out of the mix, most gamers were sure to find something they liked over the last month. However as always I'm ready to sift through the month that was and pick out some highlights for you to chew on if you're not distracted by larger titles being released on consoles in March.This is the Top 3 iOS Games for February, 2012. Beat Hazard Ultra (Cold Beam Games) $2.99 Univ. (Temporarily on sale for FREE)Twin-stick shooters had a good run on the iOS platform for a while and despite the genre reaching near saturation, it still ticks along as…


MASS EFFECT™ INFILTRATOR Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
MASS EFFECT™ INFILTRATOR Review

If there's one thing that's likely to get gamers riled up, it's a tie-in product. When you have a successful franchise, you need only slap a name on to a product with a marked-up price and wallow in the profits. Given that the third title in the Mass Effect series has just hit it's no surprise to see EA and Bioware giving the green-light to an iOS title, but IronMonkey Studios have gone above and beyond to make Mass Effect Infiltrator a game worthy of play all on its own. Somewhere al…

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Major Jetpack Joyride Update Flying Onto the App Store In April

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 9 months ago
Major Jetpack Joyride Update Flying Onto the App Store In April

Australian developers Halfbrick have announced that version 1.3 of Jetpack Joyride will arrive next month, bringing equipable gadgets to the free-to-play title. Speaking to Eurogamer, Halfbrick's CMO Phil Larsen explained that the gadget system gives players the ability to change up how they play. People play for a few reasons - collecting coins, completing missions and getting high scores. For coins, we've got gadgets for that, like the coin magnet. For completing missions, we've got stuff like the Nerd Repellent that gets rid of scientists. And for scores, we've got the Instaball and the Freeze-o-Matic that turns you to ice and lets you slide further when you die. All of these thing sta…


Waking Mars Review

Review Tiger Style By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 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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