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Hardcore Dirt Bike Review

Review XLab Technologies By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Hardcore Dirt Bike Review

Hardcore Dirt Bike by XLab Technologies is, as you might have already guessed at this point, a dirt bike racing game from the creators of MonsterTruck Rally. Much like the first game you can control your bike by steering your iDevice left and right while accelerating and braking by touching the right and left hand sides respectively. Should you gain enough air you can also tap a small button on the left side to trigger a 'trick', earning additional credits on top of those you get by c…

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SEED 2 - Vortex of War Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
SEED 2 - Vortex of War Review

'SEED 2 - Vortex of War' takes place five years after the events of the first game and you'll take control of Litta once again as he takes on the mantle of 'the hero' to save his country from destruction. We're long past the point where such simple stories are simply tiresome, but like so many other action titles what it lacks in narrative it tries to make up for in gameplay. Getting to grips with the game's action gameplay can take some time and in fact it's hard not to feel a little…

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KOWA-OTO Review

Review Spike-Chunsoft CO, LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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

Review Blue Carrot Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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

Review Backflip Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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

Review Suwitcha Sugthana By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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

Review NimbleBit LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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

Review mschomerus By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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

Review Faraway Frontiers, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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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