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Duke Nukem Forever Heading To iPhone?

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Duke Nukem Forever Heading To iPhone?

A lot has changed in Britain since 1997. The Labour Party swept to victory only to be ousted by a coalition government. Prince William met a fetching young lady at Uni and proceeded to marry her. London submitted a bid for the Olympic Games...and won. Oddly. One underlying constant throughout this period, though, is the appearance (or rather non-appearance) of first-person shooter Duke Nukem Forever. This mythical beast should – and one emphasises the word ‘should’ here – finally hit store shelves on 10th June 10 under the stewardship of Gearbox Software. You may justifiably ask, “Why is he mentioning all this?” Simples. A Touch Arcade forum goer has donned his detective ha…


Air Force vs Luftwaffe Review

Review Bitmen Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Air Force vs Luftwaffe Review

Although we've been here before, side-scrolling dogfighting sims aren't exactly floating around in a huge supply and while games like MiniSquadron ruled the roost in the past, Air Force vs Luftwaffe by Bitmen Studios tries to help the genre grow-up. Injecting a bit of realism in to the proceedings helps immensely as each plane smoothly tumbles and turns its way around the screen, responding to the tilt and touch controls crisply. Acceleration is also affected by gravity, causing plane…

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Destructopus: Total Rampage! Review

Review GlitchSoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Destructopus: Total Rampage! Review

There's something about giant monsters and explosive weaponry that just feels right - maybe it's just the whole Horror B-Movie aspect of it all, but I think everyone's inclined to imagine thrashing about causing wanton destruction now and then. Destructopus by GlitchSoft tries to put a positive spin on the actions of the giant be-tentacled behemoth wreaking havoc across the countryside as you attempt to crush the humans who would exploit the endangered species of the planet. It may be…

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Capcom Make Beeline For Glo Flo On iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Capcom Make Beeline For Glo Flo On iPhone

If you can work out exactly what's going on in Flo Glo from the screenshot below, then you can probably already see The Matrix and have no desire to play games. If you can't, however, and have a bit of a penchant for puzzle games, then you'll be interested to know that Capcom's new mobile arm Beeline Interactive have released their first game. Flo Glo asks you to reunite glow worm pals without their bumping into worms of other colours (presumably because they don't know each other that well and it would be properly awkward). Sound easy? Well, there are 60 levels, several game modes, and an online leaderboard, so it's not. Nerrrr! UK and US iOS users with a spare $1.99 can buy Flo Glo…


Wabo Studios's Dead Escape Lurching Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Wabo Studios's Dead Escape Lurching Onto iPhone

‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ is a mantra most commonly associated with motivational speakers and perennial runners-up. Suitably inspired by the above life motto, Australian developers Wabo Studios are ready to step back into the melting App Store pot with their zombie adventure Dead Escape. Wabo’s first foray onto iPhone was The Crimsons, an interactive horror novella, which we criticised for its brevity and absence of tension. Hopefully, the Sydney-based team have learnt their lessons from The Crimsons experience, and will shock us to our very core over the course of 1 trillion levels - ok, at least 10 then - when Dead Escape goes on sale. Speaking of which, a…


First Touch Soccer Review

Review Exient IP Limited By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
First Touch Soccer Review

If there's one thing you can count on in the video game world, it's a football game. That isn't to say they're all great, but at times they can feel like the three-match or twin-stick shooter of the sporting genre (with its twin rival being the arcade racer). Thankfully developers like Exient have taken the challenge of creating a football title seriously and much like X2 Soccer, First Touch Soccer seeks to take the game even further on the touch-based platform. The biggest change has…

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Laser Dolphin Review

Review Dingo Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Laser Dolphin Review

If Ecco the Dolphin was stripped of its Adventure/Metroidvania style of gameplay and was given an Action overhaul you'd probably end up with something a little like Laser Dolphin by Dingo Games. Much like their first App Store release (Tasty Planet), Laser Dolphin isn't much to look at - the designs are functional instead of aesthetically pleasing, but don't make the mistake of thinking this means the gameplay is lacking. No, flipping out across the level as an agile dolphin while tap…

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Foodies Review

Review Nano Titans Co. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Foodies Review

Maybe I'm a jaded old-soul, but there are few moments where I catch myself actually smiling, let alone laughing out loud at blatantly silly things. Yet, loading up Foodies by Nano Titans and being introduced to the game's main character did just this, coloring the game with a tinge of glee and amusement. Foodies takes advantage of the platform it's on by providing controls and a style of gameplay that's unique to a touch-screen, adding a novelty factor that is delightful all by itself…

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Jump Out!™ Review

Review Avallon Alliance Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Jump Out!™ Review

Some may lead and others may follow, but in either case when it comes to video games the winner is always the consumer. While Jump Out! by Avallon Alliance has shades of Cut The Rope slathered all over it, I really can't bring myself to be upset – honestly, who can remain upset looking at those insanely adorable bugs. Players will find themselves traversing through 60 currently available levels over two environments, flinging bugs from the safety of their rotating bottle-caps an…

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Frisbee® Forever Review

Review Kiloo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Frisbee® Forever Review

I'm almost disappointed that Frisbee Forever by Kiloo Games didn't come out sooner, what with Tron: Legacy being released last year, especially considering the original film managed to turn something as casual as flipping a disc between buddies in to a deadly sport. At any rate, this title is more about timing and skilled maneuvering of your Frisbee to collect stars as you dodge and weave your way through bright and colorful courses around a fantasy world. Players can choose between t…

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8-Player Online Shooter Deadlock Coming In June

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
8-Player Online Shooter Deadlock Coming In June

It’s often said that you should strike while the iron is hot, and that’s precisely what Crescent Moon Games are at the moment. Hotter than hot, in fact, given that their one-week-old marble roller Gears has attracted a gazillion downloads worldwide and a coveted 5* from AppSpy. So, in order to maintain that fabulous App Store momentum, Crescent Moon Games are prepping an online shooter called Deadlock in their top secret bunker. Due out next month, this dual-stick military bulletfest will support eight-person multiplayer OTA from the get-go, both competitively and co-operatively. Firearms at your disposal in Deadlock range from assault rifles to SMGs, and grenades to pistols. Prove…


Cut the Rope-Style Spider Jack Crawls Onto iPhone

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Cut the Rope-Style Spider Jack Crawls Onto iPhone

Adorable creature with insatiable appetite? Check. Gorgeous hand-drawn artwork? Check. Realistic swing-based physics? Check. So, obviously we’re talking about Chillingo’s (via its publishing subdivision Clickgamer) super successful, critically lauded Cut the Rope once more, yes? No. Instead, we’re letting you know that Spider Jack, Clickgamer’s follow-up puzzle yarn, has crawled longingly onto iPhone overnight. Developed on this occasion by Russian studio MaxNick – rather than Cut the Rope’s ZeptoLab – Spider Jack contains 75 levels of reflex-testing, foresight-challenging gameplay. But if those stages turn out to be as difficult to crack as Schalke 04’s defence last n…


Who’s That Flying?! Review

Review Capcom Interactive, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Who’s That Flying?! Review

Perhaps I'm a glutton for punishment or maybe there's something bizarrely attractive about its simple, clean presentation, but Who's That Flying?! by Mediatonic and Beeline Interactive is proving harder to put down than I first expected. Considering its difficulty level you'd naturally assume that time would only dull the experience, giving you more reasons to not load it up, but with each attempt you'll manage to claw your way to victory as Earth's super-powered defender. Being a sup…

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Snuggle Truck Review

Review Owlchemy Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Snuggle Truck Review

Snuggle Truck by Owlchemy Labs is the kind of game you want to hold up as a golden standard of why games need their gameplay to stand on their own merit before finalizing the particulars of the presentation. What started out as a tongue-in-cheek title about border-running has transformed in to a fluffy animal smuggling title, but in either case the game is outrageously fun, amusing to play and supremely difficult to put down. Ultimately your aim is to get your truck and any animals th…

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Kami Retro Updated and Reduced In Price

News By Richard Brown, 3 years, 7 months ago
Kami Retro Updated and Reduced In Price

Occupying a space somewhere between platforming, line-drawing, and strategy, Gamevil’s Kami Retro was well received by AppSpy on review last month. According to Andrew, though, the game’s underlying strength – its addictiveness – soon became its fundamental weakness, as Kami Retro’s 60 obstacle-strewn levels can be polished off too quickly by seasoned gamers. To encourage you to find out whether you agree with our lead critic, the publishers have lowered its RRP to 99c for a limited time. As a bonus, Gamevil have taken this opportunity to introduce a couple of new playable characters, an assortment of collectible golden eggs, and, least excitingly, an updated robot icon. A few…