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Fishlabs Warm Hearts With Ice-Cold Snowboard Hero Update

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Fishlabs Warm Hearts With Ice-Cold Snowboard Hero Update

Snowboard Hero: probably the - cough - coolest type of hero you can be. German developers Fishlabs would be inclined to agree, since they dedicated an entire iPhone sim to this particular extreme sport. Rather kindly, Fishlabs have taken the time to update Snowboard Hero, debuting two more playable characters - Kurt and Monica - and two new tracks (one of which is pleasantly named Death Ridge). Uberboards have also been introduced, resulting in your character becoming statistically awesome as soon as he sets foot on them. The extra tracks, events, and achievements are all gravy in our view, considering that the limited number of courses was one of the few qualms we had with Snowboard Her…


Java Classic Skipping Stone Plops Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Java Classic Skipping Stone Plops Onto iPhone

Korean devs Gamevil didn't just arrive on the gaming scene via the popular Zelda-esque Zenonia RPG series, oh no. They’ve been around for donkey’s years. For example, their Java game Skipping Stone first skipped onto mobiles in 2005. Six years, eh? Well overdue a remake, in my opinion. This casual one-touch game challenges players to time their taps and send the cute rock far into the big blue. Unfortunately for all concerned, octopuses and dolphins lurk along the surface, impeding your skimming progress. Anyways, Skipping Stone features a sizeable 32 achievements, along with 4 maps called City, Jungle, Island, and Magical World. Those of you who look back at the blissful da…


Call of Mini: Zombies Review

Call of Mini: Zombies Review

There are no prizes for working out the influences for Triniti Interactive's latest release 'Call of Mini: Zombies', so it should be no surprise to find yourself strapping in to a zombie-themed twin-stick shooter. After selecting from a handful of characters you're faced with the challenge of shooting, chopping or blowing up a variety of zombies invading one of two different locations. In keeping with the 'Call of Duty' theme, players maneuver and fire their weapons from a third-perso…

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Chillingo and MetroGames Partner Up On iOS

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Chillingo and MetroGames Partner Up On iOS

Famed publishers of Angry Birds on iPhone Chillingo have just announced a business partnership with MetroGames, primarily known for their plethora of Facebook-based social games. The first fruits of the partnership to grace our iOS palms will be a portable remake of Pixel Ranger. Already popular on Zuckerberg's social network, Pixel Ranger puts you in the heavily armed boots of the titular hero, collecting ammo, avoiding sticky goo, and traversing platforms. Further along the line, we can expect a lot more content to free-fall onto the App Store as a consequence of this collabo, since MetroGames possess quite the back catalogue of content. By way of examples, they've already adapted the…


Z2Live's Trade Nations Builds A Facebook Extension

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Z2Live's Trade Nations Builds A Facebook Extension

Z2Live's Trade Nations, a social build-'em-up for the iPhone masses, has been given planning permission for several new extensions, including the ability to connect your account to Facebook. From there, you can invite your friends and acquaintances to be your Trade Nations neighbour. If annoying your 602 Facebizzle pals in this way isn't incentive enough to convert, then how's about the gaining exclusive access to the newly opened jewellery shop?! As for the game itself, try to think of Trade Nations as a mixture of SimCity, Age of Empires, and FarmVille...but called Trade Nations. Rather than, say, Age of SimVille. Whatever - the Facebook integration brings a whole new dimension to Tra…


Escape from LaVille Review

Review Gabriele Pellistri By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Escape from LaVille Review

Were you ever 'treated' to a book of puzzles as a kid? Maybe it was a gift from a well-meaning aunt or grandparent looking to provide you with something educational and entertaining at the same time. It's a bitter-sweet joy that's almost perfectly captured by the puzzle-adventure genre and while some games fall in to the 'sweet' category, others like Escape from LaVille tend to slide in to the other. After a brief expositional introduction you're dumped in to a locked room with nothin…

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DeathSmiles Upon Us In New Ways

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
DeathSmiles Upon Us In New Ways

DeathSmiles, the upcoming iPhone gothic shmup with arguably the most contradictory yet intriguing compound word name seen this week, is back on our radar with some fresh details from the developer. Bullet hell specialists Cave have revealed an additional game mode, a brand new character, and an absolutely off the chain soundtrack for this Xbox 360 port. In the iPhone-exclusive mode, you'll play as the curiously named Princess Tiara, battling your way through a plethora of evil witches haunting her otherwise pleasant kingdom of Gilverado. Cave haven't announced a release date yet for DeathSmiles, but it will be posted on the company's website soon. One thing is for sure, though, if Cave…


Bumpy Road Gets Bumpier With Update

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Bumpy Road Gets Bumpier With Update

Swedish two-man indie developer team Simogo have given players a reason to jump back into their compulsive and uniquely designed title Bumpy Road. With two new time-attack tracks for the game’s Sunday Trip mode and two entirely new Sprint and Marathon modes to play through, Simogo have really flooded Bumpy Road's engine. In a good way. Throw in the Brake Gizmo, a new obstacle that slows you down mid-flow, and you’ve got a more-than-tidy update package. We gave the “engaging and engrossing” Bumpy Road 5 out of 5 on release barely a month ago, so it’s not always a long and winding road when waiting for updates. It's worth noting, too, that Bumpy Road drove on…


dream:scape Review

Review Speedbump By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
dream:scape Review

The adventure genre in its most pure form has had its highs and lows, however an individual game's success isn't always based on the strength of its narrative. This is in part due to the way individuals approach gaming in general, be it through a narrative filter or one of the gameplay itself (for more on this search for Narratology vs Ludology). For those asking why I've delved in to gaming philosophy, I present dream:scape by Speedbump - a short, but gripping little narrative that ta…

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Zoo Keeper DX Touch Edition Aligns Itself With iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Zoo Keeper DX Touch Edition Aligns Itself With iPhone

A few weeks after one phenomenally popular handheld franchise roared onto iPhone, another portable gaming favourite crosses the platform divide. So, following the well received port of PSP hit Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting, classic DS puzzler Zoo Keeper has been adapted for the iPhone by Kiteretsu. For those of you fortunate enough never to have succumbed to this legal gaming crack, Zoo Keeper DX Touch Edition requires you to remove the on-screen animal tiles by lining them up in rows and columns of three. Doesn’t matter whether the lines of three animals are horizontally or vertically – just so long as you ‘catch’ 100 of the critters. One note of warning, though…


Ducati Challenge Review

Review Digital Tales By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Ducati Challenge Review

Motorcycle racers have come and gone with varying amounts of success on the App Store, but when most people have constant contact with four-wheeled vehicles it's not easy to convince them that two-wheels can feel just as natural in a virtual environment. Ducati Challenge by Digital Tales strides ahead of those that have come before, packing smooth controls and a realistic feel that players can ease in to as they master earlier stages of the game. Unfortunately there are no alternative…

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Plants vs Zombies Sprouts New Updates In iPhone Garden

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
Plants vs Zombies Sprouts New Updates In iPhone Garden

PopCap have updated their 5-star strategy game Plants vs Zombies with a whole host of new features that will quite literally have you soiling your plants. For starters, a new Zen Garden has you collecting, watering, and fertilising the fruits of your labour, with coinage rewarded should you prink and preen to a satisfactory level. You can then spend that money on some lovely plants and traps, or even new mini-games such as the considerately named Zombiquarium and Zombotany. Beyond this update, Game Center integration is soon to be upgraded and will throw in with some extra unlockable achievements. More news on those refreshes when we get it - until then, you can pick up Plants vs Zombies…


1000 Heroz Review

Review RedLynx Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
1000 Heroz Review

RedLynx likes a good racer, though it seems they have an allergic reaction to vanilla racers, preventing them from making a bland title that most people would recognize. Some would consider it risky to flirt with these sorts unique ideas, but they're not slowing down and their current front-runner is 1000 Heroz. Every day you'll get to compete with people around the world with a new 'hero' and a new level, but you only get 24 hours to make your mark before starting anew. The game itse…

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Chop Chop Slicer Review

Review Gamerizon By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Chop Chop Slicer Review

The Chop Chop series of titles from Gamerizon has expanded once again with 'Slicer' following hot on the heels of their other recent release 'Rocket'. Chop Chop Slicer continues the adventures of the space-faring traveler of 'Rocket' as he crash-lands on an alien planet and must defend himself by slicing incoming enemies as quickly as possible. The arcade swiping gameplay is a fun mix between Fruit Ninja and Slice It! and players must react quickly to incoming enemies, slicing accurat…

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EA Release Golden Oldie Dragon's Lair 2 On iPhone

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 1 month ago
EA Release Golden Oldie Dragon's Lair 2 On iPhone

EA's Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp, the 1991 laser disc do-or-almost-certainly-die game, is out now on App Stores worldwide. Unchanged from the original, this epic adventure charges you with directing the protagonist Dirk the Daring all the way through time and space to reach and rescue Princess Daphne. EA has retained the 3, 5, and infinite lives options, for you will (undoubtedly) perish over and over and over again (repeat to fade). Dragon's Lair 2 is available to download right this second for $2.99. Let's hope it fares better than its 3* iPhone predecessor. In celebration, leeeeet's...dooooo...the...Tiiiiime...Warrrrrp...agaaaaain. Ahem.…