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Madden NFL 12 Jinking Onto iPhone On 30th August

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 2 months ago
Madden NFL 12 Jinking Onto iPhone On 30th August

Red 69 Brown 3 Hut Hut Hut. No, not the demented cries of an oversexed Premier League footballer, but rather the snap count which precedes each play in American football. Of course, you'd be familiar with snaps, huddles, linebackers, and scrimmages, if you were a die-hard Super Bowl fan. Or just enjoyed an offensive play or two on Madden. I fall into the latter bracket, I'm afraid, so tend not to appreciate all of the intricacies of gridiron. Luckily for me, then, EA's five-star Madden NFL 11 for iPhone last year debuted GameFlow, an AI-controlled system for deciding the most appropriate next play. This venerable series is back on iOS - or at least it will be later in August - complete…


Time Geeks: Cloneggs Review

Review Cory Games By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 2 months ago
Time Geeks: Cloneggs Review

What do you get when you combine a matching puzzle with a collectibles game? You get Time Geeks: Cloneggs. In each level there are a number of eggs. You can either hatch them by tapping on them, or over time they will hatch themselves. When they hatch, little sprite characters appear, and it's up to you to find their clones and drag a line between them. At the end of each level, one character is left, and this clone is now added to your collection and will appear in subsequent levels.…

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Groove Coaster Review

Review TAITO Corporation By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Groove Coaster Review

The release of Space Invaders Infinity Gene by TAITO was a pleasant surprise a couple years ago, thanks mostly to its focus on 'evolution' - that is to say, the way in which the game modified based on how you played and the decisions made within the game itself. Much like Infinity Gene was a refreshing shift from the usual shoot'em-ups, Groove Coaster is a refreshing shift from the usual rhythm games. With that said, it's far from unfamiliar. The usual concept of tapping away to an el…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 29 July 2011 - Now With Added Mini-review!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 29 July 2011 - Now With Added Mini-review!

That's right, a mini-review! Not only do you get a bit more bang for your buck this week with some additional thoughts on the news items, you also get two games of the week and a look at Allied Star Police by PopCap's 'alternative' developer label. As always, leave your thoughts - it's great to hear back from our readers!…


Gorgeous-Looking Siegecraft To Besiege Your iPhone This September

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 3 months ago
Gorgeous-Looking Siegecraft To Besiege Your iPhone This September

Crescent Moon Games have just formally announced their next title: Siegecraft. It's got a fantasy-medieval setting, some physics-based warfare, and ruddy amazing graphics. Here's the deal: you'll command and conquer hordes of real and fictional (orcs, anyone?) forces from one corner of the world to the next, flinging crossbows, catapults, and more at them. Still not sold? Well, we really do need to talk about that graphics engine again. It's impossible to write about Siegecraft without giving a nod to the lush 3D graphics. We're not kidding when we say that it's already shaping up to be one of the most beautiful games on iOS, if not on any mobile platform. Your iPhone really is in for…


Deflex Review

Review Llamasoft By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
Deflex Review

Bounce the ball, collect all the objects. It doesn't sound too fascinating does it? It's amazing what you can do with a simple concept, and incredible production value. Each level of Deflex has you placing angled paddles in the bouncing ball's path in order to direct it around the stage. The object is to collect all the items on screen (most being animals that behave in their own distinct ways). For each item you collect, your score rises, and for every two or more you collect at a ti…

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Xtreme Wheels Review

Review Bravo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Xtreme Wheels Review

As far as 'extreme' sports go, motocross manages to simultaneously combine something familiar and already dangerous (motorcycling) and give it a rough, dirty and at times, spectacular edge to its antics. No wonder we've already seen developers try to capture the spirit of skill and insanity that comes with using a motocross bike, but if one game truly stands out of late it's Trials HD on the 360. Similar concepts have made their way on to the App Store in the past (Moto X Mayhem), but…

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Critically Acclaimed Android Platformer Cordy Jumps Onto iPhone

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 3 months ago
Critically Acclaimed Android Platformer Cordy Jumps Onto iPhone

We're all friends here, so let's just be straight and admit it: we take energy for granted. Well, maybe not as much for granted when the electricity bills arrive… but anyway, we should be thankful we're not Cordy. Cordy has to run, jump, flip, push, and fight to power up the world. Now that's a hard day's living if you ask me. Another thing that Cordy does is take 'freemium' to the extreme. The first four levels are free, but the rest of the game - and there really is a lot more in it - is exclusive to those who snap up an in-app purchase (priced at $1.99). SilverTree Media say their new 2.5D platformer has "console quality", and with 27 levels powered by some gorgeous graphics -…


MapleStory Cygnus Knights Edition Review

Review NEXON MOBILE By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
MapleStory Cygnus Knights Edition Review

For those of you unfamiliar with Maple Story, it's a free to play Korean MMO that's been around for the latter half of the 2000s.  Cygnus Knights is the 2nd release of a single player version of the franchise for mobile devices, allowing play with two characters through a world full of endlessly respawing monsters. You can play either as Mikhail the Soul Knight or Oz the Flame Wizard, essentially giving you a play choice between melee combat or magic (although it takes a bit of p…

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Tekken Finally Hits the iPhone, But Not the Tekken You Expect

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 3 months ago
Tekken Finally Hits the iPhone, But Not the Tekken You Expect

The long-running beat-'em-up franchise Tekken has finally landed on iPhone, but if you've been waiting for a good old-fashioned bruiser, well, hold your horses, pal, because you're still waiting. As you've probably guessed by now, Tekken Bowl ain't your typical Tekken. There are no fisticuffs to be had here at all, because - and the clue is in the name - you'll actually be playing a tribute to an old bowling mini-game in Tekken Tag Tournament. You have 3 unique characters to choose from, as well as two bowling game modes to play through - including a physics-based Puzzle mode. Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards roll in to round off the package. So, while this isn't t…


Blobster Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Blobster Review

In Blobster you control 'Blobster' who is trying to save Blobtopia from pollution at the hands of the Big & Powerful Corporation run by the evil Blobzilla. Blobster must collect Blobules - the fuel that keeps Blobtopia running - if he hopes to ever bring Blobzilla and the B&P Corporation down... and if I ever have to say Blob again, it'll be too soon. Blobster is split up into four worlds, each with ten regular levels and a few bonus levels opened by high scores. Each stage co…

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One Man Army™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
One Man Army™ Review

So, you now own an iOS device and after all of that saving up what's the first thing you're going to buy? Something meaty, something elegant, or maybe something you can slowly plug away at? Don't kid yourself, the idea of playing a tower-defense game on the go was also in the back of your mind too wasn't it? How about a shooter? How about both? One Man Army by Chillingo and Tickled Pink Games tries to mesh the castle and tower defense genres by placing a weapon in your hands, allowing…

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Qvoid Review

Review Gavina Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Qvoid Review

Some of best puzzle games base themselves around a simple concept that, when restricted in subtle ways, presents a whole new challenge to test your reasoning and logic. Qvoid by Gavina Games is one of these types of puzzles and while the idea of rolling a cube around and matching colors may seem easy enough, something as small as a 3x3 grid can turn in to a serious mind-bender. On each of the 96 currently available stages your aim is to smoosh all the colored squares on the level toge…

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Jet Car Stunts 2 On iPhone Will Include Freestyle Trick Mode

News By Ryan McGowan, 3 years, 3 months ago
Jet Car Stunts 2 On iPhone Will Include Freestyle Trick Mode

Our chums over at Pocket Gamer have snagged themselves a rather tasty news morsel about True Axis's Jet Car Stunts successor, the rather obviously named Jet Car Stunts 2. True Axis told PG that the upcoming sequel will feature six selectable vehicles, as well as a new level editor. They also spilled the beans on the new Freestyle mode, which is apparently "like playing a skateboarding game with a car." And just like a skateboarding game, the aim is to - yep, you guessed it - pull off impressive tricks to score your way to big points. So, basically, drive crazy, and you'll earn crazy points. Simples. In case you missed it, the excellent original picked up top marks back when we reviewed i…


Curvebot Evolved Review

Review elpixo By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
Curvebot Evolved Review

In 1981, Taito released Qix, a game where you have to cut shapes out of a level while avoiding enemies. Once a certain percentage of the level is filled in, you progress to the next one. Qix had many imitators over the years, including a huge array of adult titles using this mechanic, but now with Curvebot, we have essentially reverse Qix. You start each level moving around the edge of a shape. By cutting through the shape, parts get lopped off, and when eighty percent or more is gone…

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