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Skycat and the starchildren Review

Review Frostware AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 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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Avenging Spirit Review

Review DotEmu By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Avenging Spirit Review

Avenging Spirit, otherwise known as Phantasm in Japan, was perhaps one of the most curious concepts to come out of 1991 (and this is the same year players played as a robotic cod; helped lemmings to escape traps; and fought criminal overlords from Shadaloo on the streets). In what is to be the first in a series of team-ups between DotEmu and JALECO, you'll be able to possess the criminals who killed you and kidnapped your girlfriend in an attempt to learn the secrets of the spirit real…

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Shadow Guardian Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Shadow Guardian Review

There's an adage that goes along the lines of 'show, don't tell' and while it's applied more often to films, it's still quite relevant to video games. Gameloft clearly had this in mind when developing Shadow Guardian, but with so many points of exposition or at least explanation left up in the air, players are left with no choice but to roll with the punches. Initially players are placed in the roll of Jason Call, our so-deemed hero for the story, in a series of flashbacks to explain…

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Hook Worlds Review

Review Rocketcat Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Hook Worlds Review

Rocketcat Games has gained no small amount of fame thanks to introducing gamers to the adventures of the Hook brothers (Jake and Jakob) and quite a few of their friends, however for some the appeal was eventually lost once the brutal later stages of Hook Champ and Super Quick Hook were unlocked. Hook Worlds is the next and possibly final hook-racer (at least for now), however instead of grinding your way through increasingly complex levels, players can dive in to one of up to four uniq…

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N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Review

A year ago the first title in the N.O.V.A. series managed to stun audiences with its incredibly sharp visuals, paired with excellent near-console quality gameplay that may have felt slavish to its inspirations, but still managed to impress regardless of this. The sequel is much the same, though the inclusion of a larger campaign; career-based online multiplay; and smarter AI opponents shows that Gameloft are serious about taking this game to the next level. Those who have played Gamel…

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Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD Review

There are few times I feel I could safely say this at the beginning of a review, but if you're a fan of Western RPGs (in particular titles in the vein of Elder Scrolls), then you really should take the time to pick up Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD by Crescent Moon Games and Galoobeth Games. But, I digress and submit that while there are frayed edges to this comprehensive RPG, the scope and depth of this game goes so far beyond the regular pick up and play titles that it's a small wonder…

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Real Racing 2 Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Real Racing 2 Review

While I could go on about the amazing visuals, the licensed vehicles and the clever career system of Real Racing 2 by Firemint, the thing that stands out the most is the online multiplayer. Pitching in to a race with 15 other players can be exhilarating and outside of the occasional disconnected player it's a frantic environment to test out your skills. The controls for Real Racing 2 are highly customizable, with options varying between tilt and touch based steering; automatic and man…

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DEAD RISING MOBILE Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
DEAD RISING MOBILE Review

When you're stuck in a mall, surrounded by zombies and you're left with a mysterious letter that warns you of 15 super zombies responsible for the mess, then you're probably playing out another day in the life of Frank West, freelance journalist extraordinaire. DEAD RISING MOBILE by CAPCOM attempts to boil down the manic fun of its bigger console brother, but its shortcomings become apparent early on and it never manages to switch gears despite some interesting social features. Taking…

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Red Nova Review

Red Nova Review

It's surprisingly rare to find a title on the App Store that seriously considers the limitations of using a small touch screen, but Red Nova by Colin Walsh is amongst that rare breed and after a short while you'll be taking on alien hordes like the hero you're meant to be. The controls of your prototype fighter take some getting used to, especially if you've played one too many twin-stick shooters, and instead of simply zipping around and firing in all directions you'll have to conten…

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Max Adventure Review

Review Imangi Studios, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Max Adventure Review

With the adults of the world all sucked up in to alien spacecrafts and nothing but an ocean of moxie and a discarded ray-gun, Max is left to save the kids of the neighborhood (and maybe even the world) in Max Adventure by Imangi Studios. Those familiar with twin-stick shooters will be able to jump right in and dispense justice to the invading hordes by using the usual setup of one stick for movement and one stick to shoot in any given direction. Power-ups can be collected for temporar…

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Invaders World Tour 3 Review

Review Appular By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Invaders World Tour 3 Review

Invaders World Tour 3 by Appular and MeYuMe is yet another dive in to the nostalgia pool of ideas, however this Space Invaders inspired title is packed with modern updates and players can dive in to a quick game to relive the classic days of gaming without giving up the mod-cons we've come to expect in Arcade titles. The basic setup will be familiar to old school gamers, with players being given three shields to hide behind and a ship that can be moved back and forth on the bottom of…

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Hero Project Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Hero Project Review

It seems that Glu really have a deft hand when it comes to taking the drag out of freemium titles and Hero Project is no exception to this as it exchanges time wasting in the form of re-arranging your virtual town for punching bad guys in the gut. It may sound silly, but when most social titles expect you to pop in for a brief moment or two before waiting for the next push notification it's nice to finally play something a bit juicier. After creating your superhero you're introduced t…

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Cover Orange Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Cover Orange Review

Cover Orange by FDG Entertainment has already had a lot of success thanks to its exposure as a free physics puzzler on Flash gaming sites. While iPad gamers managed to get the first taste of this game on the App Store, iPhone and iTouch users can now get their hands on this compelling puzzle title. Your aim is (as the title implies) to cover the oranges and protect them from being damaged by deadly projectiles being flung by a passing cloud. Initially this is a fairly simple task as y…

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Jenga Review

Review NaturalMotion By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Jenga Review

I just have to ask this... I mean, how bored was the person who came up with Jenga? Don't get me wrong, I've had some fun times with friends playing the game, but at what point did someone craft 54 wooden blocks, stack them up and say 'Yup, that's a game!'? At any rate, you can dispense with the messy, noisy and tedious creation of the Jenga tower thanks to NaturalMotion's modern 3D update to this party-game favorite. One of the tricks of Jenga is knowing just which block to go for an…

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A Moon For The Sky Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
A Moon For The Sky Review

A Moon For The Sky by Bulkypix and Egg Ball follows in the wake of previous titles from the publisher like Pix'n Love Rush as a simple, yet amazingly refreshing arcade title that seems far more addictive than it has any right to be. I don't mean the last statement to be an insult as this basic game oozes enough charm to make coming back for more almost reflexive and when all you're doing is bouncing a moon on a trampoline it's hard to pinpoint why you keep hitting 'continue'. The 'moo…

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