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Caverns of Minos Review

Review Llamasoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Caverns of Minos Review

I think I'm slowly getting it - by 'it' I mean Llamasoft, and by 'get' I mean I'm not sure if I'm just losing my mind or if their games have simply grown on me like some sort of hyper-color retro-tastic mold. Their latest arcade focused title Caverns of Minos may owe its inspirations to titles like Caverns of Mars, but in typical style the game will either inspire joy thanks to its many self-referencing gags and over-the-top mash-up of gameplay, or will simply feel like an unholy mess;…

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Greedy Penguins™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Greedy Penguins™ Review

I'm not the first person to point it out, but when did penguins become such a regular theme on the App Store? In any case, Greedy Penguins by Shamrock Games and Chillingo seemingly painted itself in to a corner by choosing to jump in to the 'cute, 3-star physics puzzler' arena and decided to go the whole-hog. Don't mistake this for another Cut the Rope though - while similar concepts are in play, timing your drops to get the right fish to the right penguin isn't as easy as you'd think.…

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Game Soundtracks Up For Grabs!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Game Soundtracks Up For Grabs!

When a game gets its music right, it becomes iconic - reaching that level of fame isn't easy for some artists, but Josh Whelchel, the musician behind recent titles like Wind-Up Knight and Ravenmark, is certainly on the right path. As a special treat we've got codes to download copies of soundtracks from both titles, but there's a catch: You'll need to find them. Don't worry, it's nothing too taxing, but if you happen to miss out then there's a second-chance draw on offer. Simply retweet on Twitter, or comment below, or like and share this post on Facebook in the next 48 hours and you'll go in the draw for one of a handful of codes. Winners will be announced on Monday the 30th of January.…


JAZZ: Trump's journey Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
JAZZ: Trump's journey Review

For some, Jazz music is nothing but a cacophony of sound that thinks it's somehow clever for all of its solo jams and dueling instruments... to others it's a divine form of music filled with rich unique textures and a bold sense of life that's always changing. JAZZ: Trump's journey by EggBall Games and Bulkypix embodies the second viewpoint by creating a platformer rich in appearance, bold in its musical aesthetic and always ready to throw a new challenge in your path. You control Tru…

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SOULCALIBUR Review

Review BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
SOULCALIBUR Review

It seems as though it was only a matter of time before someone would eventually remind Namco Bandai that they're sitting on a gold-mine. Thanks to iOS releases of Street Fighter and King of Fighters, SoulCalibur has been provided with an opportunity to show off its 3D fighting gameplay on a hand-held platform. While the usual genre concerns with regards to virtual controls remain ever-present, SoulCalibur is still a fantastically fun romp for fans of the series. However before we cont…

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Kanye West Has Reportedly ‘Brainstormed’ Ideas With Angry Birds Team

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 11 months ago
Kanye West Has Reportedly ‘Brainstormed’ Ideas With Angry Birds Team

Kanye West has reportedly attended a late-night meeting with the company behind monster seller Angry Birds. Why? To brainstorm ideas and discuss possible avenues for collaboration. Naturally. British tabloid The Sun reports that Kanye's meeting with Rovio took place in London earlier this month, and to the surprise of no one, "it was his idea". There are no details regarding the outcome of this meeting, so we're left to guess at the form that any Rovio-Kanye joint venture might take. Perhaps Kanye could provide the soundtrack for a future Angry Birds project? Or perhaps Rovio could equip Kanye with a giant catapult to help him disrupt awards shows more effectively? Your guess is as go…


Friday News Wrap-Up 20 January 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 20 January 2012

For those keeping up with discussion topics in the iOS gaming community, it seems the wheel has spun back around to discussions of whether or not freemium has a place in the industry... for me personally I believe it is, much like any other system, a valid one, however if you allow your gameplay to suffer just to manipulate or otherwise turn a quick buck then it becomes a problem. Leave your thoughts on the topic in the comments below.For now, lets jump in to the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 20th of January, 2012. RTS-Boardgame Age of Booty Coming To iOSAfter a brief stop-over in the larger seas of the PSN and XBLA, Chaotic Moon and Certain Affinity are bringing their swashbuckling…


Cleaning Up The Archives

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Cleaning Up The Archives

Going back through the archives it looks as though we had a handful of titles that didn't have their reviews published - it'd be a shame to leave them as such, so we've pushed them live for all to enjoy! King of Fighters-i (5/5), Wizard Wars (3/5), and DEATHSMILES (4/5)…


Urban Crime Review

Review Gameloft By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Urban Crime Review

Man what happened to you Gameloft? Over a year ago you were known for making polished quality titles. Sure the inspirations for these titles were lifted from other games, but they were developed with a high level of quality and were always enjoyable to play. Ever since you've switched to this freemium model, your releases have taken a drastic hit when it comes to all around polish, and Urban Crime is the latest offender. You start the game as a street thug with aspirations to climb to…

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Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Interview With Cave Story Creator Daisuke Amaya

Getting an insight in to the games industry over in Japan isn't easy, but our wonderful friends over at AppsJP have got a finger on the pulse of the community and recently wrapped up an interview with Cave Story creator (and Studio Pixel founder) Daisuke Amaya. Check out what the indie developer has to say about the iOS platform and Studio Pixel's plans for the future: Could you please introduce yourself briefly to our readers?I'm Daisuke Amaya and in 1998 I established Studio Pixel (SP) so I could disclose my self-developed game. Developing a game is way harder than you could imagine; including Cave Story (CS), I have released less than 10 games. I used to work for a small company, howeve…


Smash Cops Review

Review Hutch Games Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Smash Cops Review

There's just something about someone surviving horrible car-crash that seems to draw in a crowd, be it at a sporting event, in a movie or more excitingly in a reality TV show with cops chasing criminals. Smash Cops by Hutch Games taps in to this mental space, placing you behind the wheel of a cop chasing down criminals (amongst other tasks), bullying them off the road to make your arrest. Despite the game's lusciously realistic presentation, not an ounce of reality exists within the g…

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Woody Woodpecker Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Woody Woodpecker Review

When loading up Woody Woodpecker initially, it turned out to be not what we were expecting. First it looked like it might be a cartoon themed platformer. Then the character selection screen comes up and it looks like a kart racer. Turns out that's not exactly right either. Basically this game is what would happen if you took Tiny Wings and turned it into a racing game, with each character from the Woody Woodpecker show vying for first position when they cross the finish line. An invent…

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Fainting Goats Review

Review Two Guys Called Steve By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Fainting Goats Review

YouTube is the home of many things, be it pirated television shows, bold and stupid teenagers doing stunts, or the occasional viral video involving animals. If you haven't seen a video involving the famous 'fainting goats' then I heartily recommend checking one out, and for everyone else there's the iPhone game designed around this hereditary genetic disorder. Fainting Goats by Two Guys Called Steve is a cute and colorful 'puzzler' that places you in the role of what could only be cal…

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Pixel Fighters Review

Review Kyle Newsome By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Pixel Fighters Review

Occasionally, despite all evidence in front of me that says I shouldn't like something, I find myself beating my head against a brick wall trying to find the one thing that makes all of the time spent playing the game worthwhile. Pixel Fighters by BitWit Solutions is, potentially, a fantastic tactical title and manages to merge JRPG-like combat and tropes with more traditional tactical action-point based mechanics. It's an odd fit, but one that really does work, making it all the more…

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Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 11 months ago
Cross Fingers Available For Free For A Limited Time

Cross Fingers, the block-shifting puzzler from Mobigame, is currently free to download from the App Store - reduced from its usual price of 99c. Over the course of a whopping 510 levels, Cross Fingers has you dragging blocks around the screen to complete ever-tougher tests of your spatial perception. Cross Fingers also boasts an Arcade mode, which challenges you to rack up the highest score possible in a sort of puzzle-based Survival mode. Whichever way you choose to play it, Cross Fingers is a very solid puzzle game. Worthy of a very respectable 4/5, in fact. You can grab Cross Fingers from the App Store for free right now. But, puzzle fans are advised to act fast - this is a limited-t…