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ePig Rope Review

Review ePig Games Spa By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
ePig Rope Review

There's nothing quite so disappointing as attempting to enjoy a game that has received so much care and a attention, only to be cut off at the knees by the gameplay it tries so desperately to cling on to. e-Pig Rope is a fantastic concept, but attempting to complete this rope-swinging title is an exercise in pure self-hatred. The controls are quite simple to pick up and learn - your pig floats down the screen somewhat unrealistically, but this provides you with the time to tap and hol…


Burn the Rope Review

Review Big Blue Bubble By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Burn the Rope Review

Burn the Rope by Big Blue Bubble fits in to the category of devilish puzzle titles that seems so simple on the surface, but so insanely difficult to master should you decide to go beyond merely passing each level with a bronze. All you have to do is to burn the rope based image as much as possible (hopefully burning it completely), however the major catch comes in trying to keep the flame burning upright while managing multiple burn points thanks to intersecting lines. Thankfully the…

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Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash Review

Review XMG Studio Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Inspector Gadget's MAD Dash Review

As a child of the 80s I have long come to terms with the fact that I was raised by my TV to be an unabashed and rabid fan of some bizarre cartoon shows. Inspector Gadget is not the least of these and after years of not hearing the siren that signifies the start of an episode I was transported back in time thanks to 'M.A.D. Dash' by XMG Studio. If the title hasn't given it away, yes this is an 'endless' runner title, though to its credit the game has attempted to extend the value of th…

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:Shift!2: Review

Review Armor Games Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
:Shift!2: Review

In a continued effort to bring their free Flash based titles to the App Store, Armor Games have recently launched the sequel to their popular screen-flipping puzzle-platformer ':Shift:', adding in a whole lot more content and some surprisingly interesting features that could help to change how the genre is treated in the future. The gameplay hasn't shifted much from the original and players will need to flip their character between the black and white sections of the screen (inverting…

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FunTribe Code Giveaway and Limited Free Game Offer!

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
FunTribe Code Giveaway and Limited Free Game Offer!

FunTribe are no stranger to providing codes to our readers, so as a special addition to their announcement of Ms Yin & Ms Yang being free for the next three days (ending Jan 1), they have also thrown in some Doodle Lab101 codes to sweeten the deal. If you've not heard about Ms Yin & Ms Yang, you're missing out on a treat of a puzzler - check out the trailer here: iTunes Link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/mr-yin-ms-yang/id390041878 Ah, but you'll be wanting those promotional codes for Doodle Lab101 too! Well, seeing as I love challenges, we've "hidden" the codes in a super crafty location (NB, may not be terribly clever) and those familiar with our recent competitions…


Kosmo Spin Review

Review Simogo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Kosmo Spin Review

By now veteran iDevice gamers have come to expect the odd arcade title (or three or four or a dozen) that offers little more than a simple gameplay concept to tide them over during spare moments of the day. This isn't exactly a bad thing given that you're playing on a mobile device, but even when you're only eating snacks it's easy to fill yourself up. Kosmo Spin by Simogo Handelsbolag fits in to the snack-sized arcade category, though its immensely charming style and challenge based q…

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Geared 2! Review

Review Bryan Mitchell By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Geared 2! Review

Geared captured the minds of many App Store users thanks to its unique puzzler style that combined a bit of trial and error with an easy to learn system of moving gears. Geared 2! by Bryan Mitchell and the team at PlayfulArt seeks to improve on this formula through one major improvement - the addition of a hamster. Sure, it may not sound like much, but let me just say how motivating it is to get a puzzle right and getting to watch that cute little lazy rodent being flung out of his ge…

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Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Review

This really must be a happy holidays for the racing fans out there given the quality of the recent releases out on the App Store and Gameloft, never one to be left behind, has also brought out Asphalt 6, the third installment of their racing series for iDevices. By now the series has started to gain some legs of its own, slowly spreading its wings as it steps out from shadow of titles like Need for Speed and Burnout. However it seems there was a bit of a misstep and Asphalt 6 has cros…

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Perfect Cell Review

Review Mobigame By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Perfect Cell Review

Sometimes the idea of classifying a game in to a neat pigeon-hole tends to break down; this isn't a bad thing at all, but when the some of the first thoughts that run through your head are, 'It's like Metroid meets Splinter Cell, but with a blob,' you know you're going to need to earn your paycheck trying describing this one. Perfect Cell by Mobigame is unique in its approach of action/infiltration style gaming and whether you opt to be the perfect killer or the perfect pacifist, you'r…

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Flick Buddies Review

Review Bane Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Flick Buddies Review

Flick Buddies by Bane Games jumps on board the rising 'flick' bandwagon and provides you and your friends with a simple micro-game title that offers little more than a quirky, but fun physics-based competitive title to enjoy. After loading up a map you have the option of either playing with AI opponents or with up to 3 other friends as you share the corners of your iDevice. The aim of the game is somewhat like Hungry Hungry Hippos - only reversed - with each player attempting to flick…

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Biofrenzy HD Review

Review Zhang Le By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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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