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Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Warhammer Quest has had its price smashed

Rodeo Games’s interpretation of Games Workshop’s table-top board game Warhammer Quest has juat had its price dropped on the App Store. This strategic turn-based strategy game is a fantastic interpretation of the old board game. Drawing on a cast that spans from archers to wizards, you must build a squad of suitably stereotypical fantasy fighters to take on quests. With dozens of dungeons and other subterranean areas to journey through you will have to master all of the game’s tactics, magic, and big swords if you hope to emerge victorious against the forces of chaos. Careful construction of your team is vital. Archers prove invaluable at range, but placing one in front…


Space exploration roguelike Star Command gets a stellar price cut

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Space exploration roguelike Star Command gets a stellar price cut

Sci-fi roguelike Star Command has just been given a price cut of galactic proportions on the App Store. Warballoon makes no secret of its Star Trek inspiration for this explorative space adventure. You take command of a starship filled with red, blue, and yellow shirt wearing crew, which you must then guide through the cosmos in search of new life and civilisations.   Never certain whether the next species you encounter will be friend or foe you must always be at the ready. Upgrading your ship and its crew will ensure you are prepared for everything the universe could throw at you. This only works if you fortify the right part of your ship, however, as powerful cannons…


E3 2014: Hands-on with Mech, the online arena-based robo-battler

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
E3 2014: Hands-on with Mech, the online arena-based robo-battler

Chillingo announced its team-based eight-on-eight robotic deathmatch game Mech earlier this week. Just a few short days later we got our hands on the game itself, courtesy of the Chillingo booth at E3. Mech draws heavily on the ethos of huge robot simulation series Mech-Warrior, so fans of these PC classics should feel quite at home with the new title. This is still a very early build of the game, with a lot of kinks still being hammered out by developer Small Impact Games. With a lot of polish still being added, nothing is final, but Peter does get a chance to find out how controlling a large robot will work on a touch screen, and how the team hopes to implement its free-to-play mod…


Angry Birds Epic Review

Review Rovio Entertainment Ltd By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Angry Birds Epic Review

At this point the Angry Birds are more than just feathery projectiles in a physics puzzler. They have become icons that can leap into any medium they choose. Like Mario before them, their first step was into the world of kart racing, and now they have progressed to a strategy RPG with the turn-based Angry Birds Epic. To keep things easy for genre first-timers, Epic does away with exploration of similar titles. Instead it adopts a map that will be familiar to free-to-play fans, with fi…

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Gameloft lifts the lid on upcoming endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Gameloft lifts the lid on upcoming endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited

With the Amazing Spider-Man 2 game still fresh in our minds, Gameloft’s announcement of its new endless-runner Spider-Man Unlimited came as a bit of a shock. While 'runner' is certainly the easiest shorthand for this new Spidey game, a more accurate description of the action would be endless-swinging-crawling-punch-and-runner. Spider-Man Unlimited lets you take control of one of twenty different versions of Spider-Man. But, whether you are playing in the traditional red and blue suit, or The Boombastic Bag-Man, your goal of chasing down the hero’s iconic villains above the Manhattan skyline will remain the same. Featuring three different modes, Unlimited Mode, Story Mode, an…


E3 2014: Hands-on with Monster Hunter Freedom Unite iOS on iPad

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
E3 2014: Hands-on with Monster Hunter Freedom Unite iOS on iPad

We've been interested in Monster Hunter Freedom Unite iOS since it first landed on the Japanese App Store. A spruced-up port of the 2009 PSP game, it features tweaked visuals, and a completely overhauled control system designed exclusively for iOS. However, as our Japanese is a little rusty, we were delighted when Capcom revealed that the creature-battling epic was on its way to the North American App Store.  Naturally, the moment we arrived at E3, we immediately sprinted over the Capcom booth to get our hands on the English version. Here's some direct-from-iPad footage of Peter fighting a massive red dragon. And mostly losing. …


VVVVVV Review

Review Terry Cavanagh By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
VVVVVV Review

Originally released back in 2010, Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV has been a long time coming to iOS. A lot of this time has been spent making sure the touch controls live up to original's button-based system. It's a huge consideration for this precision platformer as any issues would ruin the experience. So, it is with some excitement that we can say that Cavanagh has pulled it off. The story begins with your character Capt. Viridian telling his crew to abandon ship as the vessel is sucked i…

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E3 2014: Hands-on with Hitman: Sniper on iPad

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
E3 2014: Hands-on with Hitman: Sniper on iPad

While Hitman Go was a critical success for Square Enix - we thought it was a fantastic and original interpretation of the Hitman series -  there were some franchise fans who felt that it was lacking in the gunplay department. If you were one of these people, then fear not: Hitman: Sniper should scratch that itchy trigger finger of yours. Due to be released on iPad later this year, this tactical gallery shooter is all about being one with your sniper rifle. You have to assess your targets and their surroundings, planning several shots ahead to ensure you make your mark, and the alarm isn't sounded by a startled bodyguard or keen-eyed maid. We sent our own mercenary-for-hire Peter…


Top 5 World Cup games on iPhone and iPad

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Top 5 World Cup games on iPhone and iPad

It's here, and there's no escape. Whether you bleed football, or prefer to watch others bleed football until all the football has dripped from their stitched leather veins, the World Cup has begun. It's started. Deal.  If you love the beautiful game, the time has come to wrap a scarf around your shins, shove a vuvuzela up your nose, and shout at a bunch of blokes chasing a ball till one of them - entirely unprovoked - kicks it at his mate. However, if you like footy - or soccer, if you must - but prefer letting your fingers do the dribbling, then we strongly recommend you check our Top 5 World Cup games on iPhone and iPad.…


Hands-on with Broken Age, Double Fine's quirky point-and-click adventure

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Broken Age, Double Fine's quirky point-and-click adventure

Broken Age was the game the brought Kickstarter to the attention of the masses. Initially titled 'Double Fine Adventure', it was conceived by studio founder Tim Schafer as a way to revisit a more tradtional style of game, one which might be difficult to fund through private investors. Several months and millions of dollars later, Schafer released Broken Age: Act 1 on Steam. In it, you jump between two seperate narratives: one sci-fi scenario about a young boy trapped on a ship, and another following a girl who is about to be sacrificed to a monster to save her village. Today, as was initially promised in the Kickstarter campaign, Broken Age finally arrived on iPad. It's available now for…


Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Feudal RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords receives massive Insurrection update

Touch Dimensions has just given its wonderful RTS Autumn Dynasty Warlords a substantial free update. Titled Insurrection, the update adds a huge amount of content. If you were absorbed by the game’s feudal storyline, the new 'Against All Odds' scenario offers you the perfect excuse to jump back into the campaign.  On the other hand, if it was the RTS battles that kept you enthralled, then the random scenario generator will provide more scuffles to keep you amused. As well as the additional scenarios, Insurrection also brings a number of tweaks to the already fine tuned RTS combat. Most interesting of these is the ability to pause during battle to issue commands…


World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
World of Tanks Blitz to invade App Stores globally in two weeks

World of Tanks Blitz was soft-launched on selected App Stores last month. Since then we have been awaiting news of a worldwide release date. Now we have one: June 26th. Developer Wargaming’s incredibly popular free-to-play tank game World of Tanks first made a name for itself on PC and Xbox, before making the move to iOS in the form of World of Tanks Blitz.  The mobile MMO allows up to seven players to join forces to battle other teams in large arenas. Rather than rolling in guns blazing, however, every player has to expertly play their part if their team is to have any chance of success. From speedy light weight scout machines to the heavily armoured super tanks, World…


Hands-on with Fluid SE, the aquatic, Pac-Man-inspired twitch puzzler

Feature By James Gilmour, 4 months, 1 week ago
Hands-on with Fluid SE, the aquatic, Pac-Man-inspired twitch puzzler

Radiangames make good, clean games. Whether it's the frenzied neon drama of Inferno+, or the smooth, dual stick gunplay of JoyJoy, you can usually expect a certain level of polish and quality from the team's mobile releases. In this regard, Fluid SE is not different. It features the same curved mazes and gliding physics synonymous with the developer's work. It offers a decent amount of challenge, and early signs suggest a healthy replayablility factor. Instead of making you shoot plasma cannon till you can shoot no more, however, Fluid SE has you munching down yellow pellets in classic Pac-Man style while racing against the clock. It'll be out at midnight tonight, and will set you back &…


99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

Review WeirdBeard By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

99 Bricks Wizard Academy doesn't waste a moment introducing you to its magical, Tetris-inspired world. The charming puzzler has you fill the pointy shoes of a trainee wizard, and sets you the task of building yourself a tower to call home. To erect this structure, you must direct Tetris-style blocks into place upon a narrow foundation. You drag each shape toward its intended destination with your finger, while a single tap of the screen allows you to rotate them as they fall…

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