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The Saboteur Now Out!

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 8 months ago
The Saboteur Now Out!

Hands-On Mobile has released a port of The Saboteur for iPhone and iPod Touch. App Info: Saboteur is a dark tale of revenge set in the seedy underground of 1940's occupied France. During World War II, Sean Devlin, an Irishman with a heart of gold and fists of steel, sets out on a path of vengeance against the Nazis who destroyed everything he cared about. Sean wages a personal war against the Nazis and plays by his own rules. Get this Game on the AppStore for only $2.99!…


muBlip Review

Review para9 By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
muBlip Review

I'm not sure if I've somehow been co-opted in to an educational game while playing muBlip by para9. On the face of it the game is an Ouendan-style rhythm game with fresh electronic chiptune beats, but to mix things up the game uses a Simon-says watch and repeat set up to add an amazing new kind of challenge to the genre. Each track is broken up in to phrases where the player watches the computer play the beat using on screen patterns and then must repeat the phrase as accurately as po…

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MonsterTruck Rally Tears into the AppStore

News By Callum Webster, 4 years, 8 months ago
MonsterTruck Rally Tears into the AppStore

XLab Technologies have released their new rally racer; MonsterTruck Rally for the modest price of $2.99. There is word of some problems with the iPod Touch 3G (32 and 64 GB) versions, but the developers say they will have the problem fixed soon. App Info: Choose your Monster Truck between Total Destroyer,Monster Crusher,T-Rex Butcher,Sasquatch and Black Mamba! Make the others eat your dust! Race with players all over the world with the amazing multiplayer capabilities of this game. Race on different offroad terrain types on the 4 tracks available: Desert ,Snowy mountains, Jungle and Country. The game also sports an amazing physics emulation with 3 game types: Career,Practice and online…


Rat On The Run Review

Review Donut Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Rat On The Run Review

One of the biggest challenges in designing a game for a touch device is coming up with a way for the game to be played that feels natural. Platformers have toyed with free-running in the past and some like Canabalt have been immensely successful. Like others before them, Donut Games has taken free-running and made their excellent puzzle platormer Rat on the Run. The gameplay is entirely uncomplicated by pointless controls and only requires touching the screen to start moving and to ju…

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Hands On Preview - Mad Tanks

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Hands On Preview - Mad Tanks

There are a lot of things that help when trying to stand out from the pack with a new App, but if you're going to do something that has come before at least try to be "the whole package". Mad Tanks by Joystick Ninjas will be hitting the App Store soon and will be competing for ground in the Scorched-Earth-meets-Worms genre stakes. Gameplay comes in two flavors, the first being typically round-based and awarding players with cash after each round for more weaponry to pummel their opponents faces with. However, the second available mode is what could have made Mad Tanks truly intriguing. 'Tactics' as it's called consists of a set limit of turns that each player can take, one after the other,…


WordSearch Rush Review

Review We Are Colin By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
WordSearch Rush Review

It's not surprising how many word-search games are on the App Store thanks to it being a fairly well known and easy to implement puzzle for a touch device. However plenty of them suffer from either having huge grids that are a pain to read or lack any real fun game element. WordSearch Rush by We Are Colin tries to solve both of these problems while remaining true to the puzzle's more educational purposes. WordSearch uses 7x7 (and the occasional 8x8) to keep things easy to read without…

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The Witcher - Versus For iPhone

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
The Witcher - Versus For iPhone

I'm a bit of a fan of The Witcher by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and despite being an early adopter of the PC RPG for the franchise (which was riddled with issues for the international version), my fandom held true. So of course the news of a sequel just being announced caused me some joy. What does this have to do with the iPhone? Well the game is getting a cross-platform release and that's right... the App Store will be getting its slice of the franchise. The Witcher: Versus will be tied to a browser-based version of the game, which means you can waste your time while you waste your time (insert Xzibit macro here). More details are to come, but it's looking really good and that's n…


Zenonia 2 - Closer Than Ever

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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:…