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Colourful RPG Tiny Lights Illuminates The iPhone

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Colourful RPG Tiny Lights Illuminates The iPhone

Tiny Lights is an intriguing-looking iPhone RPG, which has been co-developed by Fluid Pixel and Darling Dash. Oh, it's out now, too. In the game, you play as a group of Pikmin-esque tiny lights, all of varying colours and abilities, and all pottering about in a world basked in darkness. It's not some kinda' cutesy cakewalk, though. In addition to finding the pillars of power that have been stolen by the greedy light eaters, you must collect coins, find scrolls, make friends, and scrap with enemies. All before breakfast. Tiny Lights is available now for iPhone and iPod touch priced 99c.…


Friday News Wrap-Up 24th June 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 24th June 2011

This week's Wrap-Up is in the bag, but something seems a bit wrong... ahh that's right, the Game of the Week. Sadly the additional footage for this segment was causing problems, so I'll just have to announce it here - if you feel you have to pick up something rather than nothing this week, make sure it's Hard Lines (5/5). Besides being a familiar game to jump in to, it's hard to hold back the smiles while slamming your snake/line/cycle around the screen. And now, the main feature:…


1-bit Ninja Review

Review kode80 LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
1-bit Ninja Review

Retro trappings in iOS games are no new phenomena, but when you take your inspiration from something as odd as Super Mario Land from the Gameboy you've certainly decided to take the road less traveled. 1-bit Ninja by Kode80 may look like this classic title, but mastering its secrets will require a trip in the third-dimension. The graphics and soundtrack aren't the only thing to be given a lo-fi treatment as players can only 'move forward' and 'jump'. It's unusual for a skill based pla…

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BackStab Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
BackStab Review

On one hand we've already had an Assassin's Creed game on the iOS - your mileage may vary on how successful it was for you, but we got one. On the other, Gameloft have decided to give gamers what they expected to see, albeit with a pirate-y touch in BackStab. Henry Blake has been betrayed by his supposed long-time friend Kane for crimes against his people and after four years Blake is finally given the opportunity to escape his imprisonment and seek revenge. So far, so standard, but i…

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Celebrate Sonic’s Birthday With Sega All-Stars Racing Game

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Celebrate Sonic’s Birthday With Sega All-Stars Racing Game

A certain special somebody (or rather someTHING) is 20 years young today. Nope, not my nephew Samuel, but Sonic...Sonic The Hedgehog. The speediest of speedy anthropomorphic hedgehogs first whizzed onto a Sega Mega Drive / Genesis near you on 23rd June, 1991, and has zoomed onto countless platforms since. One of these is, of course, the iPhone, which The Blue Blur has graced on no less than five occasions already. The pick of the bunch, hitherto, is undoubtedly Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1, if you were wondering. The latest Sonic experience to appear on Apple's touchscreen is Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, a Mario Kart-inspired arcade romp featuring ten of the Japanese game maker's…


Peggle-Style Coin Drop! Reduced To Free For Limited Time

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Peggle-Style Coin Drop! Reduced To Free For Limited Time

Selected by Andrew as one of our Top 3 iOS games of April 2011, Full Fat's Coin Drop! is a nailed on blend of Pachinko and Peggle. With a title that perfectly encapsulates its gameplay, Coin Drop! invites you to tap on the iPhone's touchscreen with precision timing and watch a copper or five tumble into the receptacles at the bottom. As they cascade down south, the coins must demolish obstacles, rescue girl coins, and eradicate evil blue coins. In its most recent Just Desserts update, the publishers have incorporated 15 brand new levels into Coin Drop! What's more, Full Fat have - ahem - dropped the price of the game for a limited time to free. Yep, nada. Reminds me of many a lost penny…


Absolute Instant Review

Review Mobili Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Absolute Instant Review

One of the biggest advantages a touch interface has over traditional means when it comes to the shoot'em-up (shmup) is the ability to quickly translate every single twitch you make in to an accurate, analogue command to move your character. The downside of this was the need to go back to the drawing board in order to balance the gameplay to account for instantaneous and finessed movement, but Absolute Instant by Mobili Studio goes one step further - now you can teleport. With such unp…

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Hard Lines Review

Review Spilt Milk Studios Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Hard Lines Review

As the wheel of time turns, we finally find ourselves face to face again with an old nemesis - Snake. What was once a staple addition to just about every mobile device has been reborn in Spilt Milk Studios' latest release, Hard Lines. "Been there, done that" you say? Sure, we've probably all spent our penance of chasing pixels in order to make a snake grow larger, but Hard Lines proposes a slightly different kind of game. Taking a page from TRON, this version of Snake is slightly more…

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Chillingo's Swords & Soldiers Ready To Rock iOS Soon

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Chillingo's Swords & Soldiers Ready To Rock iOS Soon

Swords & Soldiers, one of the most critically acclaimed WiiWare games ever, is coming to iPhone in the next few weeks. The game's original makers Ronimo Games are on development duties again, while Chillingo deal with all the marketing and hype nonsense. In Swords & Soldiers, you side-scroll your way through the 2D, real-time world as one of three nations (the Vikings, Aztecs, or Chinese) looking to achieve bizarre objectives. The Vikings, for example, are on a mission to create the ultimate BBQ sauce. Wacky, huh? If that doen't whet your appetite, then there'll also be a customisable skirmish mode for further thrills and spills. Look out for Swords & Soldiers on iPhone over…


Monster Soup Review

Review Kieffer Bros. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Monster Soup Review

I'm not going to lie - with all the cute, fluffy titles currently available I thought I'd become some sort of jaded husk of a human being. Then Monster Soup by Keiffer Bros came along and much like the Grinch my heart grew three sizes that day. Developers have tried many ways to change-up, complicate or even obfuscate the basic three-match gameplay, but in Monster Soup you only need to draw a connection between similarly colored creatures to 'save' them. The catch is that any monster…

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Drop The Chicken Review

Review AppInTheBox By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Drop The Chicken Review

Although a balanced diet for a chicken can be quite varied, it's hard for me to imagine the dirt-scratching birds chomping down on a meal of flies. In reality it's not that strange at all, but the problem most chickens face is catching them in the first place. Drop The Chicken by Sharp Creative Agency proposes a somewhat novel, Rube Goldberg inspired solution to help some chickens in supplementing their diet. The basic setup will be familiar to anyone who has been paying attention to…

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Angry Birds Seasons Dining Out On Summer Pignic sSon

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Angry Birds Seasons Dining Out On Summer Pignic sSon

Only days after it launched a new Mine & Dine update for the original Angry Birds game, developer Rovio has announced via its Facebook page that Angry Birds Seasons for iPhone will also be getting an update. The Finnish developer has kept mum with regards to detailed information on the Summer Pignic update, with only a couple of images shown on the very same Facebook page. When pushed lightly by users on Twitter, though, Rovio intimated that we'd see the next episode in the Angry Birds Seasons saga on 4th July. Looks like an Independence Day special for everyone's favourite frustrated fowl! Check out the Summer Pignic promo shots below...…


Juicy New Pomegranate In Fruit Ninja For iPhone

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Juicy New Pomegranate In Fruit Ninja For iPhone

Quench yourself with the juicy news that Halfbrick's super popular 5-star melon-chopping iPhone game Fruit Ninja has been updated overnight. A new fruit, the pomegranate, has been introduced and is “a multi-slice bullet time fruit”, which allows you to rack up a massive points total at the end of every Arcade game and sporadically throughout Classic games. New music has also been incorporated into the game, along with the ability to view your friends' high scores. Since its release, Fruit Ninja has been downloaded more than 25 million times. And critically speaking, it's performed just as admirably: in fact, we loved it enough to rate it #9 in our Top 10 iOS games of 2010. Yo…


Skipping Stone Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Skipping Stone Review

Despite already having a few titles dedicated to the 'Skipping Stone' series, it seems that iOS gamers are only now being introduced to this classic game from GAMEVIL's archives. Given its Java past it's no surprise to see this endless arcade title keeping things simple, but trying to keep an anthropomorphic stone in the air isn't an easy task. Originally, players had to traverse around the world, encountering various creatures in an attempt to find the stone's lost love. While the st…

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Cell Bound™ Review

Review Hothead Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Cell Bound™ Review

In Puzzle Bobble, it's up to you to carefully aim a colored orb and fire it in to position next to two or more similarly colored orbs to eliminate them from the screen. Simple right? Now imagine the orbs are being fired randomly from all around you and the only way to match them is to spin the cluster of orbs in the middle; that's Hothead Game's latest title Cell Bound in a nutshell. Or is that petri dish? In either case you'll have to master the deceptively simple task of swiping to…

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