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Zenonia 2 - Closer Than Ever

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Zenonia 2 - Closer Than Ever

If you've been hanging out for Gamevil's new sequel to their insanely popular Zenonia franchise, you'll be glad to know that the boffins over at Kotaku have been informed by the developers that it should be putting its submission in to Apple by the end of the week. Rumor or not, it's a good indicator that the game will be hitting the store in the near future, so while you're all excited why don't you check out their latest preview vid. Youtube Preview: via Kotaku…


Flick Bowling 2 Review

Review Freeverse, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Flick Bowling 2 Review

If Doc Brown from Back To The Future had a crazy German half-brother, he'd be Baron Von Schtopwatch, the mad professor who hassles Jim and Jen at their local bowling alley. Stay with me on this one because it gets weirder. Your goal is to return to the modern day while challenging figures from history after Von Schtopwatch sends you back to ancient Egypt. Storyline aside, Flick Bowling 2 by Freeverse is a strange beast to handle. The "true to life" physics as the developers put it mak…

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Blast Off Review

Review Halfbrick Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Blast Off Review

Physics is your friend. That is to say, forces related to physics like gravity are a small comfort for those of us terrestrially bound. For those flying around tiny clusters of super-dense planetoids, black holes and white holes while rescuing the occasional astronaut, physics can be a royal pain in the rear-end. Blast Off by Halfbrick Studios is a physics based puzzle game that combines action elements to provide a devilish challenge. Blast Off uses a single-touch system, propelling…

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Xenome: Episode 1 Coming in April

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 7 months ago
Xenome: Episode 1 Coming in April

Nine Pound Studios have announced the upcoming release of their new RPG Xenome: Episode 1, due to come out in April 2010. App Info: The world of Xenome is set in the 24th century.  Mutants and other humanoids roam the Earth unchecked.  The character in the game is an unlikely hero who can't seem to remember who he is after coming out of a 250-year long cryogenic sleep. Union and Prime, the two largest and most powerful Corporations currently in existence, serve as the government and military. They fight against one another over land, resources, and the colonization of foreign planets. The only matter they appear to agree on is that you are a dangerous man and must be found. If…


BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak Review

Review Dohi Sweden By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak Review

Let me summarize the story of BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak - A meteor hits Earth; Zombies roam the Earth; Mankind fights for its survival. Now that we have the stock plot requirements in place, lets get back to blasting endless waves of zombies! With its unique mix of RTS and Tower Defense gameplay, this is a huge step forward for developer Resolution Interactive who have previously made their name with the Moto franchise. Gameplay boils down to two main duties of branching out and cap…

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The GameBone - Exclusive New Images and Features

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
The GameBone - Exclusive New Images and Features

Oh the lament of gamers bemoaning virtual controls: "There's too much delay", "They're crazy sensitive", "Why can't I get the real taste of milk at half the fat?". I'm sure that last one was just a persistent advert on forums, but regardless... virtual controls aren't perfect. For most people, virtual controls aren't all that bad and only require some adjustment to get used to, but the lack of consistency across games is sometimes blatantly evident. The GameBone iPhone peripheral changes how arcade games are played on the go by plugging in to the device, activating true analogue buttons for your game. Manomio, a major supplier of classic games for the iPhone including the C64 emulator is…


Kick Ass – The Game! Coming Soon

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 7 months ago
Kick Ass – The Game! Coming Soon

Get Your Ass Kicked! Based on the soon to be released movie of the same name, Kick Ass - The game is an isometric third-person brawler with some great action and is due to come out April 15. YouTube Preview (great stuff): App Info: How come nobody's ever tried to be a superhero?" When Dave Lizewski - ordinary New York teenager and rabid comic-book geek dons a green-and-yellow internet-bought wetsuit to become the no-nonsense vigilante, Kick-Ass, he soon finds an answer to his own question: because it hurts. But, overcoming all the odds, the eager yet inexperienced Dave quickly becomes a phenomenon, capturing the imagination of the public. However, he's not the only superhero ou…


Bowling Down History: Flick Bowling 2

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 7 months ago
Bowling Down History: Flick Bowling 2

Freeverse Inc have released their newest: Flick Bowling 2. This time set amongst five different bowling alleys in five historical locations, and you get a choice of six historical figures to play as, such as Ghengis Khan, Napoleon and Cleopatra. The game self admittedly ignores all historical accuracy and context, but instead brings a funny take on idea 'what if you took historical figures bowling?' Flick Bowling 2 is out for $2.99 at the AppStore. Youtube Preview:…


Chop Chop Runner Review

Review Gamerizon By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Chop Chop Runner Review

Chop Chop Runner is the latest in the Chop Chop series from Gamerizon and has a lot to live up to after their first release, Ninja. Once again the defining aspect of this series seems to be great single-touch controls that keep gameplay fast while intuitively allowing players to carve up the screen in typical ninja-fashion. If you've played popular running games like Canabalt then you'll be able to jump straight in. Gameplay is quick and addictive - a true hallmark of the genre - once…

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Flurry - iPhone Pushes Out PSP For Software Sales

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Flurry - iPhone Pushes Out PSP For Software Sales

After just a year and a half on the market, mobile phone analytics company Flurry has estimated that the Apple iPhone (and iPod touch) has captured almost 5% of the market's video game sales for 2009. This poses a big threat for other portable gaming devices thanks to the overwhelming number of cheap apps that are potentially driving people from the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS to Apple's touch devices. Based off their own analysis and numbers from NPD (via Gamasutra), Flurry have estimated that the iPhone and iPod Touch controls 5% of the $9.9 billion US video game software sales for 2009. Even more staggeringly, after comparing sales for portable game devices only the iPhone made up 19% of…


FROGMAN Leaping onto the AppStore this Month!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 7 months ago
FROGMAN Leaping onto the AppStore this Month!

Why did the frog cross the road? To save the world of course! Revolutionary Concepts, creators of Cobra Command and the soon to be released Karate Champ, has just released a preview of their new green adventure: Frogman. Take one frog, a blow-fly, two scientists (one good one evil) and a nuclear reactor, and you have the recipe for one of the most off-beat and fun casual games to hit the iPhone AND one of the first to offer a special hi-resolution version for the iPad. Checkout the YouTube Vid:…


WE RULE Released for Free

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 7 months ago
WE RULE Released for Free

Ngmoco Inc. brings us We Rule, a fanciful world of kingdoms where you and your friends rule. Now released for Free on the AppStore with additional content available for purchase. We'll have a review out soon, in the meantime here is some additional info: Youtube Preview: Features: - Over 20 varieties of delicious crops to plant, grow and harvest - Over 50 unique structures to build and customize your kingdom - Dozens of unique Villager professions to keep your citizen population active - Mystical power of Mojo speeds up your harvesting and building projects - Vibrant 3D art, charming characters and a persistent, connected world - Integration with Plus+, the social play net…


Castle Fantasy Review

Review Croquis Co., Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Castle Fantasy Review

Castle Fantasy by Croquis is a great new release for action-platformers on the App Store. While its controls still leave a lot to be desired, almost everything else is polished and kept simple making this a perfect addition to any hardcore gamer's collection. As with most standard side-scrollers the controls make use of virtual buttons to move side-to-side, jump, attack or shoot. Quirks such as only being about to double-jump while jumping up can throw off experienced platformer fans,…

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Flare Elite Review

Review Firi Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Flare Elite Review

With some controls taking over most of the screen to ensure they're accurate it's nice to see that Flare Elite, a new vertical shoot'em-up by Firi Games has tried to solve the problem of quick responding, natural controls with their unique setup. Flare Elite is a modern take on the shoot'em-up, giving players the option to upgrade weapons outside of combat and the choice of what weapon they take in to battle once they're unlocked. Avoiding enemies and incoming fire is a snap with thei…

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PuzzleManiak Review

Review Alexandre Minard By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
PuzzleManiak Review

I'll confess, it's not often that I truly enjoy a puzzle game because I honestly prefer my games to be more... 'gamey'. Puzzle Maniak by Alexandre Minard is an assorted collection of borrowed puzzle ideas with some unique ones thrown in that keeps you pulled in through its sheer polish and clever online features. Instead of being a hodge-podge of half-finished games Puzzle Maniak manages to implement each puzzle completely along with customizable difficulty levels. You're almost guara…

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