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KOWA-OTO Review

KOWA-OTO Review

There's something about Eastern horror themes that really get to me; I'll freely admit that classic movies like Ringu really got inside my head and they were hard to shake off once the film was over. KOWA-OTO by CHUNSOFT banks on this kind of horror getting under your skin and you'll have to escape a maze while being followed by a creepy possessed doll. You only have a few options once you're in the deadly maze and players can either turn around or move forward and backward. For each…

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Axe in Face Review

Axe in Face Review

In Blue Carrot Games' first title for the App Store, 'Axe in Face - Defense of the Daffodils', you'll play the role of a viking who's very VERY protective of his daffodils. To crush his daffodils is to invoke his wrath and you don't want to mess with a viking that can throw a flaming axe while calling on the power of the gods. In each of the game's 32 currently available levels you'll need to protect your field while burning, freezing, shocking or lopping off heads from other invading…

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Rocketeer Review

Rocketeer Review

Rocketeer by Wired Developments is, depending on how you look at it, either the most frustrating physics puzzler you could get your hands on or a great few hours of distraction. Rocketeer does an admirable job of trying to appeal to a casual gaming audience while still leaving itself open to the hardcore crowd, but a few wires have been crossed in the process, making it hard to completely engage with this puzzle title. Your goal is to get just one rocketeer in to the wormhole of each…

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Buganoids Review

Buganoids Review

If Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios is to be believed (and why wouldn't we!), Buganoids is the last of the companies free titles for the Summer, but what a great title it is! Just about everything oozes with a classic arcade feel, from the simple sprite art of the game's characters to the cabinet style buttons themselves; for old arcade fans this is nostalgia without the need to throw quarters/tokens down a slot. In each of the game's levels your character finds himself maroone…

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ISUD : Bullet Hell Action !!! Review

ISUD : Bullet Hell Action !!! Review

Recently an adaption of Kenta Cho's 'rRootage' was released on the App Store and it seems surprising that developer Pencil Logic would choose to release their title ISUD (It Shoots, You Dodge) so soon after. Much like rRootage, ISUD is an abstract shooter, focusing on the gameplay of dodging waves of bullet patterns while destroying enemies that change after each death. The controls are certainly simple enough and players can move their pixel-sized ship around the screen by swiping th…

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Pocket Frogs Review

Pocket Frogs Review

As entries in to the 'freemium' model of games go, Pocket Frogs by NimbleBit has a unique charm of its own. Instead of a farm or a castle to play with, you'll need to breed and take care of your collection of frogs, sharing and cataloging each of the 10,000+ frogs while maintaining multiple habitats to keep them all happy. OK you don't have to collect EVERY frog, but once you've started your journey in to breeding these beautiful creatures you'll start checking your way off the game…

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TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE Review

TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE Review

Terrorists and evil-doers around the world are at large, planning their secret evil plans to do evil things, but thankfully the world has Giorgio Bruno on its side and his one-man cavalcade of destruction will put all the wrongs right again. This is Time Crisis 2nd Strike. The first game from Namco Networks hit the App Store over a year ago and while it wasn't the prettiest of games it still managed to work well for iDevices at the time. Since then the game has undergone a few superfi…

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The Sims 3 Ambitions Review

The Sims 3 Ambitions Review

See, this is why I don't play The Sims; I should know by now Electronic Arts have tuned their addictive gameplay to an almost demonic level and try as I might it's hard to know when to put your iPhone down. At least a low-battery notice helps somewhat! As an adaption of the second expansion pack from The Sims 3 this title is all about developing the career and life choices of one particular Sim. After choosing between some fairly standard clothing and appearance options you can start…

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Slideshot 2 Review

Slideshot 2 Review

Slideshot 2 by mschomerus is a puzzle title that is simple in theory, but incredibly challenging in practice. Then again, maybe that's what's so appealing about this dastardly puzzler. Each level presents players with a handful of tubes that can be slid around the screen either only up and down or left and right. The aim is to create a sequence of tubes that will allow a ball to travel in and out of the screen while passing through every one. This results in one of two problems for th…

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Guggle Review

Guggle Review

Guggle is a bubble and you need to help him collect magical orbs in order to save the kingdom from doom. This puzzle maze title from Faraway Frontiers may not feature a compelling story, but it pulls no punches what-so-ever when it comes to the gameplay. This isn't a game for the feint of heart as you'll need to flip and turn your iDevice a full 360 degrees to move Guggle around the screen. Guggle will constantly move up (or down depending on your settings) and rotating changes this d…

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Bumps Now Free!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years ago
Bumps Now Free!

Utopian Games has announced the submission of Bumps version 1.3 to the AppStore, and to celebrate, they are offering the current version for Free until 1.3 gets approval. Checkout our Video Review for Bumps: In Bumps you'll need to free your fellow orbs after being abducted by an alien race looking for a tasty meal. You'll need to bounce or 'bump' your way to freedom in the 54 currently available levels, making use of a simple, but extremely clever physics system that rewards careful timing and positioning to unlock your friends from their delicious fate... Read the Full Review! Get Bumps for Free on the AppStore! Only for a limited time.…


Time Crisis 2nd Strike Hits the AppStore

News By Callum Webster, 4 years ago
Time Crisis 2nd Strike Hits the AppStore

The popular rail shooting series is back to the iPhone with Time Crisis 2nd Strike by namco hitting the AppStore today for the iPhone and iPod Touch. App Info: TIME CRISIS, the world's number-one cinematic rail shooting series, thunders back to the AppStore with a vengeance! As global agent Giorgio Bruno, optimize use of your 4 standard-issue weapons, in a race against the clock to stop multiple acts of terror. Easy to learn controls! Tap to fire your handgun, drag a finger and unload a fury of machine gun fire as you rush to save the world! HOURS of excitement & MORE variety! Enjoy 10 action-packed stages connected by story movies. Earn per-stage unlockable achievements. Pull…


HellJump 2: New Adventures Review

Review SoftGames By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
HellJump 2: New Adventures Review

HellJump 2: New Adventures by SoftGames baffles me a little bit. While it's easy enough to merely say it's just another vertical jumping title, it wouldn't be taking in to account the rather beautiful visuals that have gone in to the game. But regardless of this, HellJump 2 shows no meaningful gameplay improvements over the original and that is what confuses me. For those not yet familiar with vertical jumping titles, all you need to do is keep bouncing your character as high as possi…

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Burger Queen Review

Burger Queen Review

I'm sure there's no way that 'Burger Queen' is trying to reference anything other than the fact that the daughter of a man who owns a large fast-food chain is now taking control of the company, a 'queen of the burgers' if you will. Yeah, I'm sure that's what Crecat Soft meant. If the App Store icon didn't give it away, this is a management style game of the fast-food variety and you'll need to ensure that all of your customers are served in a timely manner to make ridiculous amounts o…

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Ravaged by War Review

Ravaged by War Review

I'm partial to the odd tower defense (TD) title now and then and even though I've been playing them since I discovered them in Warcraft 3 it's a genre I can safely return to as it's a fairly safe bet as games go. Ravaged By War has thrown its lot in with the big boys on the App Store and despite its interesting theme the game does little to add to this already flooded genre. But this isn't usually a bad thing, because if other TD fans are like me they'll dip their toes in now and then…

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