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Lightning Fighter Review

Review Uwan Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Lightning Fighter Review

It's hard to fight for individual attention with so many exciting and action-packed shoot'em-ups to choose from on the App Store, but Lightning Fighter by Uwan Studio is definitely trying to make its voice heard. Releasing a shmup so close on the heels of a major release from a developer like CAVE makes this even riskier, but Lightning Fighter is certainly no slouch as far as shmups go. The game features an interesting control system that switches between tilt and touch controls on-th…

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SPLATTERHOUSE Review

SPLATTERHOUSE Review

Back in the day when Arcades weren't just a collection of networked racing titles, light gun shooters or ticket machines, I had a bit of a crush for SPLATTERHOUSE. I don't mean to say I loved the game, but at the time I loved what it represented: the gritty, gory side of gaming. And now  Namco Networks America have resurrected this classic and incredibly difficult beat'em-up. Though to be fair this difficulty comes from the controls instead of the game itself, though three diffic…

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RAGE HD Review

Review id Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
RAGE HD Review

PLEASE NOTE: The 'HD' version is optimized for fourth generation devices (iPhone 4 / iTouch 4) and the iPad, however the iPhone 3GS is also supported. Older iDevices should grab RAGE, which is a separate App with the same gameplay and toned down visuals. Gamers still have a while to wait till they get their hands on id Software's upcoming post-apocalyptic title 'Rage', however gamers after a taste of this mutant-filled madness can get started right now by picking up the App Store titl…

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SKIP SD Review

Review Life-Giving By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
SKIP SD Review

SKIP SD by Life-Giving studios places you behind the controls of an elite fighter in the Special 'Kaizen' Infiltration Platoon (SKIP for short) as you attempt to complete your mission in the post-World War 3 Earth of 2087. Or so I've had to garner from the App Store description as the game unceremoniously flings you in to a tunnel with little more than the title of the area you're in. This may be a small oversight, but it's something of a running theme with SKIP SD as you're left wond…


Word Freeze Review

Review GAMEBOTICS Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Word Freeze Review

It has been a while since we've delved in to the madness that is word-puzzle titles, so it's great to finally kick things off again with Word Freeze by GAMEBOTICS. While the basic 'word search' gameplay is nothing terribly new, players are confronted with the challenge of dealing with 'frozen' letters that can block and limit the work-space that you have available. Each letter is contained in a sliding block that can move with relative freedom and if players rotate the screen they can…

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Pee Monkey Plant Bloom Review

Review Happylatte By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Pee Monkey Plant Bloom Review

There's just no getting around it... things are going to be said and I'm in the unfortunate position of having to say them, but it's hard not to feel a little bit weird when you start talking about Pee Monkey Plant Bloom by happylatte. I mean, the name says it all really; you'll need to pee on plants with a monkey to help the garden to grow. The gameplay itself is not unlike that of games like Angry Birds and players have a limited amount of... 'shots'... to make the plants bloom. Dra…

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Animeals Review

Review blacksmith games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Animeals Review

In Floop by blacksmith games, food has suddenly become sentient and somewhat suicidal as it attempts to fling itself in to the waiting maw of an animal that clearly understands the dynamics of this eater/eaten relationship. Players are given control over an acorn/block of cheese/banana that can be flung around the screen by dragging back on the piece of food to give it a trajectory. Each of the game's 50 levels features a variety of objects that can get in your way, however without a…

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Red Devil Review

Review Xu Tianshui By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Red Devil Review

Sometimes you're only after something simple to while away your spare time and Red Devil by hare might just be the puzzle platformer for you if you need a quick time-killer. Armed with little more than directional buttons and a jump key, you'll need to solve 20 currently available levels in order to complete the game. Everything including your character is subjected to forces that can result in being pushed and pulled around the screen and if you're not careful the simple act of a mov…

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Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit Review

I know you can't see my face at the moment, but if you could you'd notice the burning hunger in my eyes, the small beads of sweat at the edges of my brow and possibly the gnawing of my lip as I attempt to concentrate while I write. I really want to get back to playing Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit. After a few breaths and a drink of water I've calmed down and I realize that it's a shame the game only features tilt controls, however barring my own stupidity the game never really fa…

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MADDENING Review

Review YoYo Games Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
MADDENING Review

'What is old will be new again', or so the saying goes and while some developers charge forward, attempting to reinvent genres, others have taken a step back, attempting to turn simple concepts in to elegant and entertaining games. MADDENING by YoYo Games is an abstract platformer and players are challenged to navigate a circular sequence of platforms before being consumed by a slowly accelerating wall of death. Unlike some abstract platformers, players are given the ability to move f…

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Silverfish Review

Review Chaotic Box By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Silverfish Review

Silverfish by Chaotic Box looks like a twin-stick shooter and feels like a twin-stick shooter, so you'd be forgiven for dismissing it as just another twin-stick shooter... But it's not. With merely one finger you'll dispense destruction and chaos while attempting to either scavenge for morsels of food, bide your time to become the predator and not the prey or to simply attempt to survive against the odds. Instead of mucking around with virtual d-pads, analogue sticks or tilt controls,…

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Q Pang Review

Review BOBTAN studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Q Pang Review

Q Pang by BOBTAN studio isn't above playing with cliches. You're a cat out to defend his planet from gelatinous aliens with a delusion of universal dominance and you'll have to deploy cakes, bombs and a few bullets to keep them at bay; you know, that old chestnut. What? You haven't heard it before? Well no matter, you'll slip right in to things despite the somewhat odd translation and spelling mistakes for the English text. Over five worlds, each with five increasingly difficult level…

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Smurfs' Village Review

Review Beeline Interactive, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Smurfs' Village Review

I guess it was only a matter of time before someone realized that the Smurfs lived in a village, 'And hey! What a great idea it'd be if you could manage that little town?!'. So, lo and behold, Capcom have created the official Smurfs' Village and all your usual Farmville-ish obsessions can now be dedicated to defending the Smurfs from their ever present nemesis, Gargamel. Much like other freemium farm/town management style titles, you'll need to earn levels through experience earned fr…

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Epic War 3 - War of Heroes Review

Review Artlogicgames By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Epic War 3 - War of Heroes Review

Epic War 3 - War of Heroes by Artlogicgames represented a wild divergence from their previous Flash games in the series, leaving behind a clunky castle defense system that has seen too many clones already. Instead of micro-managing your income, clicking wildly at icons and throwing the occasional spell, Epic War 3 tries to add a bit of strategy while leaving the tedious chore of spawning creatures to the computer. The game's focus is turned away from mere defensive pushes and players…

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Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches Review

Review Thunder Game Works By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches Review

Over time, Trenches by Thunder Game Works has added features, game modes and even multiplayer to round out its simple, yet addictive trench-warfare gameplay. Stenches: A Zombie Tale of Trenches extends the popular Zombie Horde mode from the original in to its own package and you'll have to face new enemies and make use of a new system to survive the horror. The basic gameplay from Trenches remains the same, with players deploying units on to the field and directing them to various tre…

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