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Gameloft Unleash N .O. V. A. 2 Multiplayer Maps

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 2 months ago
Gameloft Unleash N .O. V. A. 2 Multiplayer Maps

Cartographers and N.O.V.A. 2 fans alike will be pleased to know that Gameloft have thrown us a lovely new downloadable map pack to scour, as well as a handful of bug fixes. If like I, you enjoy varied killing sprees, then your deep-seated urges are catered for amply with this expansion set. There are skirmishes aplenty to be had in one map in particular, Floating Rocks, while Aquarius Beach nurtures everyone's desire to pick someone off from a sniper nest. The pack for this highly acclaimed shooter is available now for $1.99 and... ...what's that? We get ten free XP levels for the multiplayer game?!? Bonus!…


15 Extra Levels In Jump Out! Update

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
15 Extra Levels In Jump Out! Update

Avallon Alliance’s Cut the Rope-inspired Jump Out! only leapt onto the App Store on 22nd April, yet the developers have already rolled out two updates. The major refresh, otherwise known as v. 1.5, brings some rather dull improvements – namely performance enhancements – and some rather exciting goodies to this beguiling physics-based puzzler. And given one of Andrew’s few criticisms about Jump Out! was its longevity, the inclusion of 15 brand stonking new levels should atone for that shortcoming to a degree. Retina display support for compatible iHandsets has also been added in the latest revision, making those awfully darling bugs pop and zing across the screen. Whilst Avallon A…


Glo Flo Review

Glo Flo Review

It seems that Beeline Interactive is on a role and their latest title Glo Flo follows hot on the heels of the recent side-scrolling shooter Who's That Flying?!. In this colorful puzzler by developer GameTantra Digital you'll need to match bugs by drawing connections on a grid, however while the idea is sound it's hard to stay focused as the challenge quickly plateaus. Those familiar with similar puzzle titles like Pathpix will pick up the gameplay in a snap, though there's not too muc…

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Vampire Rush Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Vampire Rush Review

Combining Action-RPG elements with Tower Defense gameplay sounds like a marriage made in heaven and while Dungeon Defenders had its execution problems on the smaller iDevices, it proved that the concept can (and for some does) really work. Vampire Rush from Chillingo and A-Steroids follows in the wake of this title and while it may not boast the same complexity and depth, the toned down gameplay makes for a much easier game to approach. The basic gameplay consists of players controlli…

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Green Farm Ploughs Onto iPhone and iPad

News By Michael McNally, 3 years, 2 months ago
Green Farm Ploughs Onto iPhone and iPad

FarmVille thief (just kidding, Zynga) Green Farm has moseyed its way on down to the iPhone and iPad all the way from Zuckerberg Alley. The good news for existing Green Farm ranchers is that you'll have no need to bellow 'GET OFF MY LAND!' into the digital darkness, like some mad, binary lunatic. This is almost entirely - in fact, entirely - because you can just log back into your pre-existing Facebook farm and carry on trowling there. If you are so inclined, you can purchase seeds, animals, and buildings to pimp your farm, or go green with organic plants and other imaginary renewable energy sources. Why not visit a friend's farm and play some mini-games, too, eh? Gameloft have promised…


Duke Nukem Forever Heading To iPhone?

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Duke Nukem Forever Heading To iPhone?

A lot has changed in Britain since 1997. The Labour Party swept to victory only to be ousted by a coalition government. Prince William met a fetching young lady at Uni and proceeded to marry her. London submitted a bid for the Olympic Games...and won. Oddly. One underlying constant throughout this period, though, is the appearance (or rather non-appearance) of first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever. This mythical beast should – and one emphasises the word ‘should’ here – finally hit store shelves on 10th June 10 under the stewardship of Gearbox Software. You may justifiably ask, “Why is he mentioning all this?” Simples. A Touch Arcade forum goer has donned his detective ha…


Air Force vs Luftwaffe Review

Review Bitmen Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Air Force vs Luftwaffe Review

Although we've been here before, side-scrolling dogfighting sims aren't exactly floating around in a huge supply and while games like MiniSquadron ruled the roost in the past, Air Force vs Luftwaffe by Bitmen Studios tries to help the genre grow-up. Injecting a bit of realism in to the proceedings helps immensely as each plane smoothly tumbles and turns its way around the screen, responding to the tilt and touch controls crisply. Acceleration is also affected by gravity, causing plane…

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Destructopus: Total Rampage! Review

Review GlitchSoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Destructopus: Total Rampage! Review

There's something about giant monsters and explosive weaponry that just feels right - maybe it's just the whole Horror B-Movie aspect of it all, but I think everyone's inclined to imagine thrashing about causing wanton destruction now and then. Destructopus by GlitchSoft tries to put a positive spin on the actions of the giant be-tentacled behemoth wreaking havoc across the countryside as you attempt to crush the humans who would exploit the endangered species of the planet. It may be…

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Capcom Make Beeline For Glo Flo On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Capcom Make Beeline For Glo Flo On iPhone

If you can work out exactly what's going on in Flo Glo from the screenshot below, then you can probably already see The Matrix and have no desire to play games. If you can't, however, and have a bit of a penchant for puzzle games, then you'll be interested to know that Capcom's new mobile arm Beeline Interactive have released their first game. Flo Glo asks you to reunite glow worm pals without their bumping into worms of other colours (presumably because they don't know each other that well and it would be properly awkward). Sound easy? Well, there are 60 levels, several game modes, and an online leaderboard, so it's not. Nerrrr! UK and US iOS users with a spare $1.99 can buy Flo Glo…


Wabo Studios's Dead Escape Lurching Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Wabo Studios's Dead Escape Lurching Onto iPhone

‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a mantra most commonly associated with motivational speakers and perennial runners-up. Suitably inspired by the above life motto, Australian developers Wabo Studios are ready to step back into the melting App Store pot with their zombie adventure Dead Escape. Wabo’s first foray onto iPhone was The Crimsons, an interactive horror novella, which we criticised for its brevity and absence of tension. Hopefully, the Sydney-based team have learnt their lessons from The Crimsons experience, and will shock us to our very core over the course of 1 trillion levels - ok, at least 10 then - when Dead Escape goes on sale. Speaking of which, a…


First Touch Soccer Review

Review Exient IP Limited By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
First Touch Soccer Review

If there's one thing you can count on in the video game world, it's a football game. That isn't to say they're all great, but at times they can feel like the three-match or twin-stick shooter of the sporting genre (with its twin rival being the arcade racer). Thankfully developers like Exient have taken the challenge of creating a football title seriously and much like X2 Soccer, First Touch Soccer seeks to take the game even further on the touch-based platform. The biggest change has…

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Laser Dolphin Review

Review Dingo Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Laser Dolphin Review

If Ecco the Dolphin was stripped of its Adventure/Metroidvania style of gameplay and was given an Action overhaul you'd probably end up with something a little like Laser Dolphin by Dingo Games. Much like their first App Store release (Tasty Planet), Laser Dolphin isn't much to look at - the designs are functional instead of aesthetically pleasing, but don't make the mistake of thinking this means the gameplay is lacking. No, flipping out across the level as an agile dolphin while tap…

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Foodies Review

Review Nano Titans Co. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Foodies Review

Maybe I'm a jaded old-soul, but there are few moments where I catch myself actually smiling, let alone laughing out loud at blatantly silly things. Yet, loading up Foodies by Nano Titans and being introduced to the game's main character did just this, coloring the game with a tinge of glee and amusement. Foodies takes advantage of the platform it's on by providing controls and a style of gameplay that's unique to a touch-screen, adding a novelty factor that is delightful all by itself…

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Jump Out!™ Review

Review Avallon Alliance Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Jump Out!™ Review

Some may lead and others may follow, but in either case when it comes to video games the winner is always the consumer. While Jump Out! by Avallon Alliance has shades of Cut The Rope slathered all over it, I really can't bring myself to be upset – honestly, who can remain upset looking at those insanely adorable bugs. Players will find themselves traversing through 60 currently available levels over two environments, flinging bugs from the safety of their rotating bottle-caps an…

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Frisbee® Forever Review

Review Kiloo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Frisbee® Forever Review

I'm almost disappointed that Frisbee Forever by Kiloo Games didn't come out sooner, what with Tron: Legacy being released last year, especially considering the original film managed to turn something as casual as flipping a disc between buddies in to a deadly sport. At any rate, this title is more about timing and skilled maneuvering of your Frisbee to collect stars as you dodge and weave your way through bright and colorful courses around a fantasy world. Players can choose between t…

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