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Hot Plates Review

Review Big Mouse Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Hot Plates Review

UPDATE: First I must apologize for posting this review early in error, however most of the content still stands with a couple minor exceptions. The latest patch adds a new micro-game mode for periods where you only have a short time to play. It's a neat addition that solves the problem of the main game taking too long to reach a challenging level of play, but some difficulty selection would still be neat. Thanks to these changes and more (including minor achievements for prog…

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Vampires Until Dawn Review

Vampires Until Dawn Review

Dusk Till Dawn is one of those films I love to throw up to watch not only because it's a fun film, but because it revels in its gritty, slap-dash style. Vampires Until Dawn by BeCrush pits you against vampire hordes south of the border as well, but unfortunately it's not quite as easy to love this game's gritty, slap-dash style. In this twin-stick shooter you'll take control of a man out for revenge against the vampiric foes that would dare to take the woman he loves. It's a schlocky…

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Puzzle Agent Review

Review Telltale Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Puzzle Agent Review

We've seen puzzle-based adventure games before on the App Store and while many end up feeling like another twist on Professor Layton, Telltale Games' latest release 'Puzzle Agent' backs off on the brainteasers and focuses on the adventuring. Nelson Tethers, an FBI agent specializing in puzzle research has been sent out to solve a strange mystery in Scoggins, Minnesota; a place where everyone has a puzzle to solve. Puzzle Agent is a fairly standard point-and-click adventure title, howe…

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Mirror's Edge™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Mirror's Edge™ Review

Oh how I've waited for this day to arrive! It has certainly been a long time coming for the iPhone version of EA's free-running title Mirror's Edge to make its appearance, but the wait has certainly been worthwhile. For those not fortunate enough to own an iPad this will be a wholly unique experience to enjoy, with a light and easy to master control system that mirrors the original game's intent to instill a true sense of 'flow' in movement. Faith is manipulated by basic swipes, gestu…

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Spider-Man: Total Mayhem Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Spider-Man: Total Mayhem Review

Coming up to breathe after playing a long session of 'Spider-Man: Total Mayhem' by Gameloft was an eye opening experience - where did the day go? With so many action-brawlers trying to make their mark on the App Store it's great to see someone finally nailing it home and with a great franchise name behind it too no less. The controls are nothing new for the genre, however Total Mayhem manages to make switching between ranged, melee and jumping attacks feel completely smooth to execute…

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Squish The Zombies Review

Review AQSystem By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Squish The Zombies Review

It's incredibly odd to get two games so similar to each other to review like this in one day, but at least it's also a great opportunity to see what does and doesn't work (at least for me) in games with similar concepts and different executions. Squish The Zombies by AQSystem is another game where you get to tilt and aim an ever increasing ball of snow as it cleanses the hillside of a zombie plague and unsightly houses. There are only two modes to choose from and in Arcade mode you'll…

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Ultrablast Review

Review RetroFlux By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Ultrablast Review

After the recent epilepsy-inducing madness of Dodonpachi Resurrection it's great to step things back a little in the shoot'em-up genre by slipping in to Ultrablast by RetroFlux. While it may not feature over the top bullet hell style gameplay, its storyline and dynamic game mechanics make this a different beast to approach. Players can choose between three basic movement controls either using touch, virtual stick or tilting to maneuver around the screen. Firing is automatic, however p…

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Zombie Flick Review

Review Full Fat By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Zombie Flick Review

I harp on and on about how overused the zombie idea is, but it's only ever a matter of time before someone comes along and makes me remember why it's such a great concept. Flick Zombie by Full Fat places you in control of a poor survivor with nothing but a pile of junk to defend himself with against an increasingly aggressive horde of zombies. Players need only to flick the screen to throw dozens of truly weird and wonderful items at the horde in order to brutalize them with blunt for…

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Fragmental 3D - Build Lines with Falling Blocks! Review

Review Aesthetic Interactive By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Fragmental 3D - Build Lines with Falling Blocks! Review

Recently we reviewed a couple 3D Tetris titles with Tetra3D leading the charge for a fun revival of this classic twist on an old-school arcade puzzle game. Given these releases it would be unfair to forget to review Fragmental 3D by Aesthetic Interactive, especially when this title made its debut earlier, making the comparison between these games quite interesting to say the least. Fragmental 3D differs in its approach by using default controls that are quite unique, requiring players…

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Zombie Highway Review

Review Auxbrain, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Zombie Highway Review

Zombie Highway by Renderpaz is an endless arcade title of sorts that packs an interesting twist. Instead of merely dodging traps and enemies you'll have to weave your way down an endless highway littered with debris, scraping zombies off the sides of your vehicle as they jump on. It's the combination and balance of the game's mechanics that make this a deceptively simple game. While it's easy enough to dodge debris, you'll have to purposefully tilt your way against them to deal damage…

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Dodonpachi Resurrection Review

Review CAVE CO.,LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Dodonpachi Resurrection Review

NOTE: This game requires 3rd gen or higher devices (3GS, iPad, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 32/64gb) - CAVE recommends you try the LITE version when available to confirm compatability if you are unsure. As developer CAVE puts it in their description of Dodonpachi Resurrection, this shoot'em-up (shmup) is bullet heaven. But one man's heaven can be another man's hell so perhaps I should point out that this isn't going to appeal to everyone because 'manic' doesn't quite come close to how inte…

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UltraBlast on Sale

News By Callum Webster, 3 years, 7 months ago
UltraBlast on Sale

Indie developers RetroFlux have cut the price of their recently updated old school shoot'em up UltraBlast. The fast-paced open-feint app is now available for $0.99 in the AppStore! Checkout the Trailer: App Info: * Use various weapons to exploit your enemies' weaknesses! * Use gestures to unleash powerful attacks! * Stack multipliers to beat the highest score! * Strategic battles and fierce boss fights. * Exciting story taking you to exotic places. * Read about your enemies (and your friends) in the information database. * Use the online replay and profile system to see how others play and check their statistics! * Quicksave & Resume for the ones who don't have multitasking…


Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece For the iPad

News By Callum Webster, 3 years, 7 months ago
Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece For the iPad

The App House recently released Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece: Book 1, a new HD puzzle game for the iPad. The App is on sale for $1.99 until the end of August. Checkout the YouTube Preview: App Info: Simon Graham and the Extraordinary Timepiece HD is a family-friendly puzzle adventure with a unique, engaging storyline designed exclusively for iPhone and iPod touch users. Take on the role of Simon as he journeys from his small hometown to the big city and beyond. Along the way: - Test your brain by solving dozens of puzzles that are tightly integrated with the plot. - Help Simon solve visual, word, math, jigsaw, and hidden object puzzles, as he unravels the my…


Cave Run Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Cave Run Review

It's deja vu time again and Cave Run by Ravenous Games brings another horizontal platform runner to the ever increasing party of titles. In order to score big you'll need to help your treasure-hunter to collect coins as he attempts to escape the crumbling depths of the cave he's stuck in. And much like others there's no real surprises with the controls, with a simple tap allowing you to jump higher depending on how long you hold down. This does become somewhat critical to keep an eye…

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Dead Runner Review

Review Distinctive Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Dead Runner Review

I can't really put my finger on it, but Dead Runner by Distinctive Developments gets my spine tingling and it's hard to work out why it's so effective. Dead Runner's gameplay is (sorry to say it), dead simple. In both of the game's two available modes all you have to do is tilt and avoid solid obstacles blocking your way. In doing this you end up traveling through an endless forest of gnarled trees as you sprint away from the darkness behind you and in to the light beyond. Simple gam…

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