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Cave’s Arcade Shoot-‘Em-Up Bug Princess Arrives On App Store Tomorrow

News By James Nouch, 3 years ago
Cave’s Arcade Shoot-‘Em-Up Bug Princess Arrives On App Store Tomorrow

Japanese shoot-'em-up developers Cave are bringing Bug Princess to the App Store tomorrow. Originally released in 2004 as Mushihimesama in Japan, this insect-themed shooter has been updated and optimised for the iPhone's touchscreen, while support for Game Center and OpenFeint means that you can compete for leaderboard dominance. Like Cave's other releases, Bug Princess's manic bullet-hell gameplay may not be for the faint of heart. Cave's previous efforts - ESPGALUDA II and Mushihimesama BUG PANIC - both scored a perfect 5/5 on AppSpy, however, so the company's reputation for delivering high-quality hardcore shmups precedes them. Bug Princess is already out on New Zealand's App Store, s…


CHRONO TRIGGER Review

CHRONO TRIGGER Review

As time goes on the list of games considered 'all time favorites' for an individual gamer shuffles and changes - this is as much thanks to newer games as it is due to maturing as a gamer and reconsidering games from the past that may have once been ignored. Personally there are some titles that are seemingly intractable and amongst this list is the classic Super Nintendo RPG, Chrono Trigger. For those not directly familiar with the series, the game starts out much like any classic JRP…

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Crazy Bomber Review

Crazy Bomber Review

Calm down everybody. This game has nothing to do with terrorists. Well unless you believe the Bomberman franchise has connections to terrorism. I mean, bombs have plenty of other uses than blowing stuff up... right? Anyways, pick your cute little monster and help them blow up all the nasties that inhabit each stage. This is what Crazy Bomber is all about. The allusions to Bomberman stated previously are very apt. You move via a d-pad and pressing the bomb button will drop a bomb, that…

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Tank Riders Review

Review Polarbit By Dave Flodine, 3 years ago
Tank Riders Review

Tank Riders gives the impression of a game from a by-gone era. Some of you will remember such strategic action games like Herzog Zwei and Return Fire, which really were more action than strategy. Whether it's clearing the level of enemies or simply getting to the exit, Tank Riders has the same vibe as you tread around the landscape and blast the holy balls out of the opposition. The tank is controlled by an arcade stick at the bottom left of the screen. It turns invisible when not pre…

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Let Me Out Review

Let Me Out Review

Show me the way to go home. I'm tired and I want to go to bed. I was trapped inside a book about an hour ago and it's doing things to my head. Is it a good or bad thing when your game's premise can be surmised by changing a few words in a drinking song? An unlucky little book dragon has been sucked into the pages of the tome it was reading and now through the use of cannons and strategically placed beams of wood, the golden pages need to be collected to send it home. Each level has t…

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Jelly Defense Receives New Levels and Leaderboards In Christmas Update

News By James Nouch, 3 years ago
Jelly Defense Receives New Levels and Leaderboards In Christmas Update

Christmas is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than with new levels for an iPhone tower defence title? Okay, so there are plenty of better ways to celebrate, but owners of Jelly Defense, which we awarded 4/5 in our review, will definitely want to help themselves to this free festive update for the game. The update adds two wintry levels of tower defence gameplay to the title and one endless level that promises to be a tough Christmas cookie. New leaderboards are also included, as well as a 'new and cozy' music track to accompany your campaign of Jelly warfare. Minor tweaks to gameplay and performance enhancements round out the package, while the mandatory difficulty hike that…


Tongue-Tied Brings Physics-Based Platforming To iPhone On 15th December

News By James Nouch, 3 years ago
Tongue-Tied Brings Physics-Based Platforming To iPhone On 15th December

Tongue Tied, the intriguing debut iPhone title from Mojo Bones, will be released on December 15th. In this physics-platformer, you play as Mick and Ralph, a pair of unfortunate pooches who find themselves in an unusual predicament. Yes, they're tongue tied. That is to say, they have been tied together by their long elasticated tongues. Your task, then, is to guide these canine chums through 50 challenging levels - in search of the 'Wonderbone' - by stretching and firing them at the most appropriate moments. Game Center support, a variety of unlockables, and tons of perilous obstacles combine to form quite the comprehensive package. Tongue Tied will be available from the App Store this…


Shaun the Sheep - Home Sheep Home 2 Review

Shaun the Sheep - Home Sheep Home 2 Review

While perhaps it's too soon to call something like Shaun the Sheep a childhood classic, the character who first saw an appearance during the Wallace & Gromit short 'A Close Shave' has become one of Aardman Animation's staples. Shaun's first appearance on iOS devices along with Shirley and Timmy was decent, but the current sequel to Home Sheep Home has learned from past mistakes, making it a seriously fun and cute puzzler. Much like the original, Home Sheep Home 2 is set in the wor…

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Six-Guns Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Six-Guns Review

At times its hard to know whether or not a game is meant to be taken seriously, or if it's just an elaborate piece of satire meant to be enjoyed sardonically. Six-Guns by Gameloft treads a fine-line where the developer's usual penchant for emulation is almost completely derailed by its experimental 'freemium' model of gameplay, making it perhaps the best offering in this classification while simultaneously providing very little in the way of meaningful gameplay. Freemium games have co…

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Mini Motor Racing Review

Mini Motor Racing Review

Sometimes, despite everything screaming at you saying it's wrong, a game can manage to remain compelling. This is how Mini Motor Racing feels and despite The Binary Mill's best efforts the game is realistically far from perfect... and yet the next level loads up much like the last and the numbers keep going up and up and up. The first thing that grabs you about the racer is its cute aesthetic, with its miniaturized world populated with chubbily proportioned vehicles ranging from Sport…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 9 December 2011

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 9 December 2011

Additional Links:Wizardia Site - http://yummi-apps.com/wizardia12 Indie Apps for Christmas - http://12indieapps.com/McGyro - http://www.appspy.com/mcgyro-reviewThe Bard's Tale - http://www.appspy.com/the-bards-tale-review…


Raccoon Rising Review

Review Romper Games By Dave Flodine, 3 years ago
Raccoon Rising Review

A game is definitely more than the sum of its parts, yet especially in reviews, we tend to evaluate certain areas separately. For instance in Raccoon Rising, a reviewer might be completely blown away by the detailed art and clever use of 3d in the visuals, but totally be put off by the mechanics of the game itself. With your home being attacked by robots, it's time to put those ninja raccoon powers to use. The gameplay revolves around vertical climbing. Tapping the screen will send yo…

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Batman Arkham City Lockdown Review

Batman Arkham City Lockdown Review

For many gamers, Batman Arkham City has long since been put to bed, even if you spent the time to complete all the optional and downloadable content. So it comes as a surprise to see Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios dropping a mini-prequel to their console title this late in the proceedings, but fans like myself aren't going to look down on what is essentially a late gift (or is that an early Christmas present?). Unfortunately the timing of the game isn't terribly opportune as its…

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First Touch Soccer Developers Working on Free-To-Play Follow-Up: Dream League Soccer

News By James Nouch, 3 years ago
First Touch Soccer Developers Working on Free-To-Play Follow-Up: Dream League Soccer

The developers of First Touch Soccer, now a fully independent studio called First Touch Games, have announced that they're hard at work on a football follow-up: Dream League Soccer. Based on an updated version of the engine found in the 5/5 First Touch Soccer, this new game is a free-to-play title, which will allow footy fans to build their own team to compete against some of the world's top clubs. First Touch Games's director, Charles Chapman, promises this about the new game: Improved visuals, gameplay, and loads more. Dream League Soccer as a free to play game is a new direction for us, and something we're excited about. It's not a demo, or a cut down version of another game, it's all…


Road Warrior Racing Multiplayer - by Top Free Apps and Games Review

Road Warrior Racing Multiplayer - by Top Free Apps and Games Review

Mobjoy has two hills to fight up against when a reviewer such as myself tackles a game called 'Road Warrior'. Firstly you're invoking a movie series (even if it's unintentional) that has long since entered the pop-culture zeitgeist as a cult classic, secondly I'm an Australian, making said cult classic all the more precious. So with this in mind, does a free side-scrolling racer have the goods to match up to such high expectations? OK, so this is a bit unfair, but the game's post-apoc…

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