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Enigmatic Puzzler Hard Lines Slithers Down To Zero

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Enigmatic Puzzler Hard Lines Slithers Down To Zero

If you haven't had the funds / inclination to relive those glory days of 'Snake on a brick' via the hilarious Hard Lines on iPhone, you're in luck, boyo. The reason is simple: Hard Lines's creators Spilt Milk Studio have teamed up with FreeAppADay to make their enigmatic little puzzler, well, free. Now, it's not often that an iPhone game we award the full five stars to drops to sweet FA in price, so do not hesitate. Read my fingers - Do. Not. Hesitate. In Hard Lines, you're presented with three different control methods (I prefer Swipey), six different modes (I prefer Time Attack), and all manner of caustic quips (I haven't got a preference) from the differently coloured AI 'snakes'. Yo…


NyxQuest Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
NyxQuest Review

It's hard to believe NyxQuest is a port of a Wiiware game released in 2009. Not due to its presentation or anything along those lines, but rather that upon playing the game, you'd swear it was created with a touch interface in mind. Most people should know the story of Icarus. Given wings held together by wax, he flew too close to the sun, the wax melted, and as a result he plummeted to Earth. On one of his flights he discovers the goddess Nyx and the two fall in love. The world below…

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Pigs in Trees Review

Review PAN Vision AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Pigs in Trees Review

I'm not sure what it is that made the war between birds and pigs escalate to such intense levels, but apparently the swine and avian forces are at it again. Pigs in Trees places you in control of a flying pig (get it?) in an attempt to destroy the waves of birds attempting to destroy his home tree (maybe it's a large cache of Unobtanium?). Each map is set in a top-down perspective with the player drawing a path on screen for the pig to follow. Ending a path on a bird will initiate an…


Zelda and Mario Kart Possibly En Route To iPhone?

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Zelda and Mario Kart Possibly En Route To iPhone?

Well, there's a headline I bet you thought you'd never see. Under pressure from its investors and feeling the pinch from a recent tough fiscal quarter, Nintendo may - and we can't stress MAY enough here - be considering developing games for the iPhone, according to Bloomberg. Despite the 3DS maker's president Saturo Iwata stating on record that Ninty will never produce titles for rival platforms during his tenure, money talks, and Apple by comparison have almost got a licence to print money at present. If the venerable Japanese video game company fails to demonstrate it has the wherewithal and ingenuity for a long-term battle with Apple's increasingly popular portable devices, then it may…


Siege Hero Review

Review Armor Games Inc By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Siege Hero Review

There's no denying the success of Angry Birds, and obviously other developers are going to try their hand at the style of gameplay that was popularized by that game, but what about the developer that inspired Angry Birds? Armor Games, creators of Crush the Castle are back with a whole new perspective on the physics destruction genre with Siege Hero. Siege Hero approaches things from a first person perspective. There are still enemies held up in rickety dwellings made of wood, stone, a…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 12 August 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 12 August 2011


Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Gameloft’s Freemium Game Let’s Golf! 3 Swings Onto App Store

Gameloft planted themselves firmly on the App Store green with their impressive golf game Let’s Golf 2. Now, Tiger Woods wannabes can start getting excited again, as Let’s Golf! 3 has just driven up the fairway and onto iPhone. Professional swingers can create their own virtual golfing avatar in Let's Golf! 3 with which to chip and putt their way through six 3D locations, including The Great Wall of China. You can tee off against up to three other players, though you won't be able to virtually wrap your club around a tree in anger when you hit nothing but tree. Because Let's Golf! 3 is a free-to-play download, we seriously recommend your downloading it straightaway. If you fi…


Legendary Management Sim Theme Park Heading To iPhone Later This Year

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 1 month ago
Legendary Management Sim Theme Park Heading To iPhone Later This Year

Following the release of golden oldies Dragon's Lair 2 and James Pond in recent months on iPhone, another bona fide veteran of the gaming scene is preparing to debut on Apple's mobile platform. Those of you over 20 will recall most of your free time in the mid-'90s being eaten up by one particular management sim. Those of you under 20 will soon discover what that felt like. Yes, Bullfrog's seminal amusement park build-'em-up Theme Park is riding into the App Store fairground later this year. Theme Park on iPhone will be published by video game goliath Electronic Arts, who acquired Bullfrog Productions in 1995. It's, therefore, in the best possible hands. We hope. As for Theme Park's gam…


Flick Soccer! Review

Review Full Fat By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Flick Soccer! Review

This isn't Full Fat's first rodeo when it comes to flick-based sport games - in fact, it's not their first soccer (football) based title either. However Flick Soccer! is the first to approach the sport in their relatively new 'Flick' series, so we'll give them a pass. The real challenge of tackling a game like this is in trying to differentiate it from the many similar flick-based sports games that have trickled their way on to the App Store. Thankfully one major advantage the game ha…

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Anomaly Warzone Earth Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Anomaly Warzone Earth Review

(It has come to out attention that 'few days' should read 'few months', 9th of April, 2011 to be precise. We apologize for the error, however its turnaround for the iOS version is still impressive!) In what I hope is a continuing trend for the iOS platform, Anomaly Warzone Earth by Bit Studios comes to us mere days after its release on the PC. Developers have toyed with the idea of flipping tower-defense games on their head, placing you against a gauntlet of immovable destructive stru…

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Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Tough-As-Leather 2D Platformer Meganoid Updated With New Levels

The humble iPhone is undoubtedly home to some of the hardest titles around, including bullet-hell shooter Dodonpachi Resurrection and retro gem League of Evil. Meganoid is another to add to that ever-growing list of tough nuts to crack. OrangePixel's game is a 2D platformer reminiscent of the aforementioned League of Evil in both its old skool aesthetic and its hair-tearing, fist-eating difficulty curve. Now, the sadists among you can leap and die over 90 stages in the game's moderately difficult Hero mode, or test your stress glands over 80 levels in the rage-inducing Sarge mode. There’s also the option to plunge to your doom backwards through the first 50 levels of the game via t…


Zombie Piñata Review

Review Neggi Studio By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Zombie Piñata Review

For some inexplicable reason, all the pinatas in Mexico have turned into zombies. Yes you heard that right. The brightly colored nests of candy that bring joy to children have turned into the walking dead. As one of four playable characters, it's time to grab your gun, some grenades and your toughest whacking stick to save Mexico from this zombie plague. Zombie Pinata is a side scrolling beat em up essentially. You move constantly to the right slaughtering all the undead in your way.…

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Touch Detective Review

Review BeeworksGames By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Touch Detective Review

The App Store is in many ways a second chance at life for some games that otherwise missed their mark the first time around or feel they have enough legs to penetrate the market again. Touch Detective (also known as Mystery Detective) by BeeWorks came out in most regions for the Nintendo DS in 2006 and attempted to showcase a point-and-click adventure style game for the system. While not critically acclaimed it was still a fun game and now iOS users can give this quirky game a go for t…

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Mega Mall Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Mega Mall Story Review

I hope you have plenty of time to lose because developer Kairosoft is back with another sim game to eat up the hours. In Mega Mall Story, your goal is to take the small building you've been given and turn it into a 5-star ranked mall within the span of fifteen years. Sound like an arduous task? Perhaps, but with the help of your faithful secretary and some wise investment, a great mall is certainly within reach. For as complex a game as Mega Mall Story is, it sports a mostly intuitive…

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Freemium Strategy Title Kard Combat Gets New Mages, Modes In Update

News By Matthew Gilman, 3 years, 1 month ago
Freemium Strategy Title Kard Combat Gets New Mages, Modes In Update

Canadian developer Hothead Games may be causing something of a stir on the App Store with its baby-punting Kickin Momma game, but that doesn’t mean its freemium strategy game Kard Combat has been forgotten. Kard Combat has just received an update, giving players four new mages (Demon, Chaos, Deception, and Arcane) to choose from and a pair of new game modes - Challenge and Timed. The graphics have also been tarted up slightly in this 4/5 AppSpy rated game, while the obligatory bug fixes have been made. Though the game itself is free to play, there is a full unlock option, which will set you back $9.99. Fancy a hand?…