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Biofrenzy HD Review

Review Zhang Le By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Biofrenzy HD Review

With titles like Zombieville USA exploiting the formula of 'zombies + shoot things + lots of weapons = good', this particular evolution of the side-scrolling beat'em-up started to crop up slowly, but surely across the App Store. Biofrenzy HD dips in to the same ideas-bucket and tries to tack on some much needed changes, streamlining the gameplay even further, however it still fails to address the key issue with games of this type - mindless repetition. The controls are standard for ga…

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Uber Racer 3D - Sandstorm Review

Review Mad Processor By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Uber Racer 3D - Sandstorm Review

Resources are depleted, oil's the most valuable thing on earth, currency useless, racers compete for oil - blah blah blah; I appreciate the effort on the story for Uber Racer 3D - Sandstorm by Mad Processor, but when an arcade racer is this rock solid all I need to know is where the accelerator is and why I'm not already flipping cars in to a ravine. Much like any good Arcade Racer, you won't need to fuss around with gears or nonsense concepts like 'physics don't work that way' and on…

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Run Like Hell! Deluxe Review

Run Like Hell! Deluxe Review

For the sake of clarity, I should point out that we are currently in the year 2010 and while I'm generally willing to 'go with the flow' on game concepts, it's somewhat quaint to see a game featuring a white dude running like hell from a bunch of cannibalistic islanders who have tagged him as their next feast. But, political correctness nonsense aside, the appropriately named 'Run Like Hell!' by Mass Creation uses the setup as solid motivator in their runner title and a great excuse to…

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Football Manager Handheld™ 2011 (US and Japan) Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Football Manager Handheld™ 2011 (US and Japan) Review

There have been very few games I have actively sought not to play, but I'm almost loathe to admit that Football Manager by SEGA is one of them. I should perhaps caveat that this isn't because I dislike these intensely statistic based games; no, I just know how badly enthralled I am by them - once you're down the rabbit hole you can kiss just about everything else you had on your schedule goodbye. 'Handheld(TM) 2011' is the latest installment in the franchise and the second release for…

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Ultimate Mortal Kombat™ 3 Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Ultimate Mortal Kombat™ 3 Review

To set the scene, the year is 1995 and the local Arcades had just upgraded from 1993's release of Mortal Kombat 2 to Mortal Kombat 3, soon to be upgraded yet again to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. At the time, Midway were seen as some sort of evil-force incarnate for unleashing such a brutal and disturbing game on the world, but I didn't care, I was locked in a deadly bout between friends with unlimited credits and humiliating them with various Animalities, Friendship and Babeality codes t…

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Secret of Mana Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Secret of Mana Review

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing Secret of Mana by Square (now Square Enix) on the SNES and you're a fan of RPGs, then I highly recommend grabbing this title. Oh wait... this is the beginning of the review. So er, as I was saying, Secret of Mana, otherwise known as Seiken Densetsu 2 (Holy Sword Legend 2) is one of those bullet-point moments in gaming history that has resulted in the game becoming a cult hit and an influential title thanks to its wholly unique gameplay style.…

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Stoopid Sandwich Review

Review NoodlFroot By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Stoopid Sandwich Review

UPDATE: A recent update has added Game Center support, giving Stoopid Sandwich a bit more shelf-life as you compete against others around the world for high scores and as such this eliminates one of the concerns highlighted below. Stoopid Sandwich by London-based developers NoodlFroot started out as more of a prototype for another concept they're working on, but after having so much fun with something this simple they decided to share it with the world. And I have to say I'm glad they…

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Vikings Can Fly! Review

Review Forge 11 By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Vikings Can Fly! Review

We've seen flightless birds from the Antarctic and New Zealand struggle against their natures in an attempt to soar, but what reward do they get outside of the ability to fly? Sure it's what they wanted, but Bjorn from Vikings Can Fly doesn't just want to fly, he wants to fly to capture the heart of a beautiful Valkyrie. Initially there's a lot of similarities between Forge 11's title and those that have come before it, however once you've pushed through the initial stages things star…

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BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY™ 2 Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY™ 2 Review

With the quality of first-person shooters on the App Store reaching higher levels with each iteration, it's getting harder to justify playing the half-finished attempts hoping to cash in on the new wave. BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY™ 2 by EA is by no means a weak franchise, but with the series being dominated by its strong multiplayer features it's a shame to see that this title has seemingly been released before its time. Thankfully the single-player campaign holds up much of this…

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HellGore Review

Review Rapid Turtle Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
HellGore Review

When your soul has been taken by 'Evil' and you're stuck in a medieval representation of Hell, I'd imagine I'd probably go on a killing rampage as well. iRequiem by Rapid Turtle Games appeals to those after fast action-oriented gameplay with a scoop-and-a-half of disturbing visuals and gore to keep up appearances and to ensure that anyone watching over your shoulder immediately places you in the 'don't give sharp objects' corner of their minds. There are 55 currently available levels…

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Super Mega Worm Vs Santa Review

Review Deceased Pixel LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Super Mega Worm Vs Santa Review

If you haven't already taken the opportunity to decimate a horde of rednecks Tremors-style in Super Mega Worm by Deceased Pixel already, fear not, because now you can trash the North Pole's festive forces in the seasonal release of Super Mega Worm Vs Santa. In what essentially amounts to a Christmas-themed reskin of the original title, players can pick up where they left off in the original monster-worm title by gliding through the earth and the air to munch on elves, penguins, ginger…

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Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave Review

Review Trendy Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Dungeon Defenders: Second Wave Review

Editors Note (Nov 9, 2011): Dungeon Defenders holds, dubiously, one of the most hotly contended scores on AppSpy.com if only because I, the reviewer of the game, wanted to love it to bits. At the time Dungeon Defenders was a whirlwind of magical catchphrases that made my inner-gamer tingle with excitement: Unreal Engine graphics, Tower Defense Gameplay, Hero Defense gameplay, Online Co-Op, Persistent and Personalized Character Development. What wasn't to like about this game? Sad…

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

In what was decidedly an odd new direction for the Lara Croft series, Guardian of Light by SQUARE ENIX didn't exactly wow audiences on the PC/PS3/360, but it definitely turned some heads with its twin-stick inspired gameplay and co-op features. Not to be outdone, the App Store version was recently released and while it's not as pretty as its console cousins it still feels at home on the touch-based platform. Lara Croft has gone and disturbed an ancient evil once again (though in her d…

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Berzerk Ball  Review

Review NTT Resonant Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Berzerk Ball  Review

Everybody needs an outlet for stress at some point or another and even if you're a relatively stress-free individual, I'm sure there's a dark corner of your mind that wouldn't mind seeing something nasty happen to those that frustrate you. Berzerk Ball by NTT Resonant and Berzerk Studio provides a near perfect method of stress relief by giving you the chance to punt Comeau the annoying geek across the Heavy Metal inspired wastelands of Berzerk Land to watching him spin, bounce, explode…

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Skycat and the starchildren Review

Review Frostware AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Skycat and the starchildren Review

If you haven't experienced an endless runner of some variety by now, then I'd be quite surprised as you almost can't fall over for the lack of one attempt or another at the gameplay mechanic. 'Skycat and the starchildren' by Frostware takes the idea and instead of one large endless level you'll play through a series of pint-sized time-trials to test your skills with the game's controls and to rescue Skycat's hapless friend, Fatcat. Holding down the jump button for an extended period w…

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