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Wizards War Review

Review malvicio.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Wizards War Review

It's not easy for a lot of independent developer to come up with the next big 'it' game for the App Store, but dedication, skill and passion is almost always evident regardless of the final outcome. Wizards War by solo developer Pedro Morales is a neat, simple up-to-four-player board game that pits wizards and their summoned minions against each other in a duel to the death. The first and most important thing to remember is that your wizard is the only thing keeping you, as a player,…

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Soccer Superstars 2011 Pro Kicks Off For iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Soccer Superstars 2011 Pro Kicks Off For iPhone

In footballing parlance, we are now entering a phase called ‘squeaky bum time’. To the less initiated, this means the professional soccer season is reaching a critical point across a host of European leagues. And, so, against this nail biting backdrop Gamevil has unveiled the 2011 Pro edition of its Soccer Superstars franchise. Will this RPG-cum-soccer sim rocket one into the roof of the App Store net? Or will it blaze one over the iPhone bar? That all depends on the reaction to a couple of new faces in the Soccer Superstars squad. Free kicks, corners, and headers are welcome additions to the first XI, while improvements to the AI in the semi-auto mode should make Soccer Superstars…


daWindci Review

Review Reality Twist GmbH By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
daWindci Review

While sailing through the air in a hot-air balloon may be a relaxing experience for most, daWindci by Reality Twist adds a bit more action to the proceedings as you attempt to break time records while solving puzzles, collecting items and avoiding hazards that are ready to pop your high-flying ride. Players have no direct control over their balloon and instead they'll need to use indirect physics based controls to ambulate around the stage they're on. In particular, swiping the screen…

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Galaxy on Fire 2 On Sale For Easter

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Galaxy on Fire 2 On Sale For Easter

Next Thursday – which in some quarters is known as 28th April – sees the launch of the hugely anticipated Valkyrie add-on to Galaxy on Fire 2. Fishlabs’s epic space trader acquired a formidable 4 out of 5 stars from our Andrew, who complimented its sheer depth and scope. I was personally sold on the time-travelling protagonist’s name Keith T. Maxwell. It’s all about that T, you see. By the by, the Valkyrie expansion pack will contain tons of new content, from missions to space craft, and weaponry to characters. And in anticipation of this splendid upgrade, the renowned German publishers have discounted Galaxy on Fire 2, meaning you can now jet on over to the App Store and purch…


Hyperlight Review

Review Alessandro Avigni By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Hyperlight Review

While the twin-stick neon-shooter never really left us, it did seem to go in to hibernation as people explored other opportunities beyond simple flashy visuals and explosions. Hyperlight by CatfishBlues Games dips back in to this well, but the end result is something far more unique than the typical shooter as it manages to rekindle the joy of blasting ray-traced enemies. Though perhaps saying 'blasting' is a bit of a misnomer as you'll find yourself needing to ram in to enemies to ki…

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Snooker Club Topspins Onto App Store For Free

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Snooker Club Topspins Onto App Store For Free

Is it a sport? Is it a hobby? Is it a game? Is it a horse? Who cares what snooker is classified as nowadays; all that matters is that the World Championship is taking place right NOW over in Sheffield, England, at the iconic Crucible Theatre. So, why are you still reading this?!?! Well, it’s because Future Games of London have shrewdly launched their universal Snooker Club game for free to coincide with the above ongoing prestigious tournament. For an unknown, but probably sexist, reason, you shoot some balls against seven different female players on the path to in-game credits and snooker notoriety. Intuitive touch controls, sophisticated A.I., and ultra realistic ball physics are qu…


Capcom Update Smurfs' Village With Easter Theme

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Capcom Update Smurfs' Village With Easter Theme

One of the most controversial and talked about games on the App Store, Smurfs’ Village – eh, Smurfs?! Controversial?! YES! – has taken a leaf out of Angry Birds Seasons's book. Inspired by our second favourite Christian festival Easter, Capcom have updated their freemium social Smurfing title with all manner of tasty treats. For those without a Smurfing clue, Smurfs’ Village is a FarmVille-styled micromanagement game in which you rebuild the blue blighters’ home town in return for feeling good about yourself. That last part is a Smurfing lie. Anyways, in this Easter-themed update, you can purchase a very helpful Smurfling called Nat, as well as gift your friends a painted egg a…


Spazcon Review

Review TouchTilt Games Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Spazcon Review

Barry may be a data entry clerk at Spazcon, but his dreams of becoming the company president are going to be short lived because trying to stay focused in this quirky platforming challenge by TouchTilt Games is the largest hurdle you'll have to overcome on this virtual quest. In order to work harder, longer, faster, stronger (or something like that), Barry needs coffee - lots of coffee. So it's up to you as the player to make sure that Barry collects all the coffee on a level before t…

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Sword & Sworcery EP Micro For iPhone To Launch Today

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Sword & Sworcery EP Micro For iPhone To Launch Today

Can’t get enough of that pixel-art flavour? Pining for some more iPhone retro goodness? Well, your luck is most certainly in, for the dream team of Superbrothers (publishers), Capybara (developers), and Jim Guthrie (singer-songwriter) have realised one of AppSpy’s fantasies. This top triumvirate’s debut iPad release Sword & Sworcery EP sent shivers down the spine, defying conventional description and positively revelling in the fact it was doing so. Interlacing elements of exploration, puzzle-solving, mystique, and combat into one gloriously decorated weave, this sophisticated adventure is now heading to iPhone for $2.99. As revealed by the makers on that trendy modern medium Twitt…


YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Review

Review Jackbox Games, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Review

If there's one thing I've always disliked about being a veritable sponge of useless facts, it's that people constantly tell you to go on a game show. Trust me, it's a problem, I have it and I'm sure others get it too. This is why I love quiz games, because then I get to thoroughly whup my friends without actually needing to know real useful facts. This is also why YOU DON'T KNOW JACK by Jellyvision Games is an insanely fun series, unfortunately its recent release on the App Store is a…

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Squid Drop Review

Review Nor Eagle By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Squid Drop Review

At first it's hard to see the appeal of a game like Squid Drop by Nor Eagle - all you can do is move back and forth while avoiding walls in an attempt to get a 'low score' (think 'high score', but negative because you're falling). After playing a few times and you'll eventually unlock point bonuses; then new areas; and before you know it hitting the New Game button is an adventure as you marvel at the potentially new treats you'll encounter. By touching and swiping the screen you can…

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Mos Speedrun Updated Quick As A Flash

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Mos Speedrun Updated Quick As A Flash

Talk about living up to its moniker! Faster than a bullet fired out the back of Usain Bolt’s spikes on a jumbo jet to Australia, developers Physmo have updated their retro platformer Mos Speedrun... ...just nine days after launching it on the App Store. If you’re one of those chaps or chapettes who goes misty-eyed at the very thought of pixel-art, chiptunes, and Super Mario Bros, Mos Speedrun should be right up your alley. To further persuade you to part with your dollar (well, $1.99 to be exact), Physmo have refined the game’s virtual D-pad, squished a few bugs, and expanded the heroine’s wardrobe. Your record time for each level is now permanently displayed on screen, too, whi…


Telltale Games Announce Law & Order: LA For iOS

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 5 months ago
Telltale Games Announce Law & Order: LA For iOS

Probably most famous for their Tales of Monkey Island series, Telltale Games have branched out of late into the twin worlds of television and movies. A CSI tie-in here, and a Back to the Future adaption there: Telltale Games are certainly embracing the idea of promotional vehicles. One more to add to their film and TV canon is Law & Order: Los Angeles for iPhone and iPad, an upcoming crime thriller based on the NBC series of exactly the same name. We say ‘upcoming’ because outside of a ‘Coming 2011’ notice on Telltale’s registration page for Law & Order: Los Angeles, nobody else can shed any light on a release date. Members of the cast - including Do…


Air Penguin Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Air Penguin Review

Imagine you're a penguin collecting food for your friend's and family when, 'WHAMO!', a wild Global Warming appears and uses Sunny Day to melt your home in to tiny chunks of ice. Annoying as that may be, everyone you know is now stranded on the quickly forming islands of ice and it's up to you in Air Penguin by GAMEVIL to rescue them. The ultimate aim of each chapter may be to rescue an individual penguin, however on each stage your goal is simply to survive your trip to each flag. Yo…

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Streets of Rage 2 Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Streets of Rage 2 Review

Trying to review games like Streets of Rage 2 can be difficult - other SEGA Genesis emulated titles for the App Store have suffered from a similar problem - notably, it's hard to separate the nostalgia from the reality that is in front of you. Some games have aged poorly while others have stood the test of time and despite its age Streets of Rage 2 manages to keep its charm in spite of the emulator that surrounds it. Despite the supposed defeat of 'Mr.X' in the original title, Adam Hu…

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