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Top 3 iOS Games of January 2011

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Top 3 iOS Games of January 2011

And so it begins! January kicks off the year by bringing things down to a mellow level compared to last month, but it has certainly had its highlights. Being the first of many videos to come, we're hoping to improve the process, but for now I thought I'd provide a minor insight in to the selection process. Firstly we have restricted our choices to those titles we have been able to review - this means our list isn't definitive, so if you believe we've missed something critical, let us know! Secondly, games released on the cusp of a new month (within a few days of the month ending) will be grouped in to the following month - this is to cover the possibility of weekends/holidays interfering wi…


Liberty Wings Review

Liberty Wings Review

In what may be a fairly unpopular sentiment, it has to be said that much of the gaming crowd surrounding the App Store has a relatively skewed sense of 'value' when it comes to the content in games. The perpetuation of this need to provide lots of content for little money is certainly great for the consumer, but it does result in some odd aberrant titles like Liberty Wings by Digital Reality. In what is ostensibly a fairly classic shoot'em-up (shmup) title, Liberty Wings seeks to appe…

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Road Blaster Review

Review Revolutionary Concepts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Road Blaster Review

It's never too long before the 'interactive movie' genre of games get a chance to shine again on newer media devices and after the previous porting of Cobra Command, developer Revolutionary Concepts has moved on to another Arcade title by Data East - Road Blaster. In what essentially amounts to a plot based around revenge, you'll take control of a lean-mean fighting machine as you attempt to take down the biker gang that killed your wife. Much like any interactive movie, the controls…

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Surveillant Review

Review Recluse Industries By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Surveillant Review

One of the joys of the many daily releases of games on the App Store is stumbling upon unexpected titles that are refreshing, original and curiously addictive. Surveillant by Recluse Industries combines the simple challenge of exploring maze-like arenas while avoiding detection from the ever-vigilant surveillance camera and its deadly laser to create a challenge that requires quick thinking and responses to survive each level. Initially the game takes things fairly easy, providing a v…

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Legendary Wars Review

Review Liv Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Legendary Wars Review

Do you happen to have a friend that you hold dear that also happens to have an incredibly annoying personal trait? It could be something as simple as the way they laugh or even a bad habit, but regardless of it you still call them a friend. Legendary Wars by Liv Games is the gaming equivalent of that sort of friend; it's surprisingly refreshing and well considered as far as castle defense games go, but it has one heck of an annoying trait that may make it hard to wholly enjoy. Case in…

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Grim Joggers Review

Review 10tons Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Grim Joggers Review

Given the overwhelming amount of endless runners over the last year I thought it would be a long time before I'd be able to recapture the joy of exploring dangerous environments while showing off my precise skills in timing. After loading up Grim Joggers by 10tons I realized how wrong I was as I immediately devoured this game whole. Grim Joggers seems to hit all the right buttons when it comes to eliciting a smile as you begin your perilous journey with a pack of health-obsessed nuts…

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Tiki Totems 2 Review

Review Rafal Staszewski By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Tiki Totems 2 Review

Physics puzzlers are hardly in short supply on the App Store and trying to jostle for a front-seat in that crowd takes a special game that out-shines its opponents in some key way. Tiki Totems 2 by spokko doesn't just try to stand out by having a lot of levels, or several unique gameplay modes, or clever puzzle designs, OR a level editor to share levels with friends; no, instead it combines all of these in order to explode to the front of the pack. The basic gameplay will be familiar…

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Subsolar Review

Review Tenshi Noir Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Subsolar Review

You have to admire the tenacity of a developer that doesn't know the phrase 'I give up'. Despite the insanely challenging and original gameplay in Tenshi Noir's first title Love Battle Princess (LBP), it seems that many people were hung-up on the visual style - claiming it to be too raunchy or excessively girly (take your pick). As a result the developer has gone back to the drawing board (quite literally), keeping the gameplay in wholly in-tact while changing its visual theme to creat…

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Hysteria Project 2 Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Hysteria Project 2 Review

It's not easy to create suspense, tension and a constant high-strung sense of terror for an extended period of time. For one, most people tend to either desensitize themselves to the virtual threat or get wound up to a point that they just switch off entirely. Hysteria Project 2 walks a fine line in keeping its thriller story exciting, but instead of continuing to tread that line it decides to switch off for you. Much like the original, the beauty of this game is in the simplicity of…

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Bullistic Review

Bullistic Review

It takes a lot of guts to put your money where your mouth is in an attempt to reinvent the wheel, but Millepede Creative Development have taken up the challenge with their animal-flinging title Bullistic. Players are given a large slingshot; a bunch of bulls; and a target of five various shops, filled to the brim with the finest in pottery goods ('China' if you will). It's not hard to see what this equation is meant to add up to and after flinging a handful of bulls in to the shop, te…

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Ebb Review

Review Infinite Lives By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Ebb Review

Ebb by Infinite Lives fits within that strange pigeon-hole of shoot'em-up games otherwise known as abstract-shooters, however it takes things a step further and removes boss encounters out of the equation altogether, leaving you behind to clean up the mess of 'bullets' in your path. Much like Ikaruga and similar titles, you'll need to switch polarities (or in this case, colors) in order to absorb various enemies/bullets to score points. The bullet patterns are diverse and complex when…

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Miss Claire Garden Review

Review Chris Neveu By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Miss Claire Garden Review

Miss Claire Garden by Chris Neveu is a story of two games - one game that should be forgotten and another that manages to be fairly engaging. The twist is that they're both the same game and a single update in the gameplay makes all the difference between something that is unplayable versus something that is enjoyable. In this Yoshi's Island-inspired platformer, you'll play the role of Claire Garden as she seeks to help the local wildlife and expand her business in square fruits and v…

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BeamOut Review

Review Under Clouds Studio LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
BeamOut Review

Frustration, thy name is Labyrinth. Though lets not forget that there's a satisfaction in overcoming the difficulties put before us, resulting in a fist pumping cry of joy as you exclaim your victory over developers who think they can defeat the humble 'gamer'. BeamOut by Under Clouds Games takes a different spin on the concept, giving you control over a lost UFO that needs to recharge to make its way home and you'll encounter more than a few difficulties in the process while attemptin…

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The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect Review

Review Gilligames By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect Review

The act of wanting to play a turn-based strategy generally assumes a few personal traits of the person playing them, notably a sense of patience and a will to learn and understand rules and concepts that are generally counter-intuitive. Unfortunately 'The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect' by Gilligames seems to assume you have a near infinite amount of patience and a very understanding persona to be willing to accept some of its quirks. First of which is the extended audio breaks betwe…

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Dead Space™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Dead Space™ Review

Haters will hate, but Electronic Arts have done a lot in my eyes to show just how progressive they've become in the gaming industry and their latest release of Dead Space for iOS devices only helps to solidify this position. With Dead Space 2 dropping on major consoles and PCs this coming week, iDevice users have an opportunity to play the events leading up to the start of the new title and it's no  Sunday picnic. The controls are limited to only one setup, however much like the…

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