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Oceanhorn to weigh anchor on the App Store this Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Oceanhorn to weigh anchor on the App Store this Thursday

It may have taken two years, but the day is nearly upon us. On Thursday, the much-anticipated Zelda-esque adventure Oceanhorn will finally go live on the App Store. We were impressed by the top-down 3D adventure title when we saw it in action at Gamescom (see trailer below). Though its influences are obvious to anyone with a working knowledge of the Zelda franchise, Oceanhorn's polished graphics and attractive art style have a charm all of their own. Even the soundtrack has pedigree, composed as it is by Final Fantasy tunesmith Nobuo Uematsu, in collaboration with Kenji Ito, whom you may recognise from his work in Puzzle & Dragons. Developer Cornfox & Bros has managed to generat…


Octagon - A Minimal Arcade Game with Maximum Challenge Review

Review Lukas Korba By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Octagon - A Minimal Arcade Game with Maximum Challenge Review

Octagon is a game of borrowed ideas. It obviously takes its inspiration from titles such as Super Hexagon and Boson X, putting the player a punishing set of reaction-testing trials. Each stage consists of a tubular maze. You take control of a small octagon, which you must guide through the maze by swiping left and right. If you need to transfer to a platform directly above, then you swipe up to trigger a leap to the ceiling. If you can survive sixty seconds, you will cross the finish…

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Doctor Who: Legacy to materialise on the App Store 'soon'

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Doctor Who: Legacy to materialise on the App Store 'soon'

Doctor Who is coming to iPhone and iPad in a new free-to-play adventure titled Doctor Who: Legacy. The game, which has been developed by the BBC in conjunction with Seed Studio and Tiny Rebel Games, is expected to go live soon after the airing of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor' on November 23rd. This won't be the first time the infamous Time Lord has materialised on the App Store. Most recently, he appeared in the isometric puzzle adventure Doctor Who: The Maze of Time. Beyond the game's title and payment model, we don't know much about Doctor Who: Legacy. However, the dev team has posted one screenshot (above) from the upcoming game via its Twitter page,…


Dwice - new puzzle arcade game from Tetris inventor Review

Review ANDREY NOVIKOV By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Dwice - new puzzle arcade game from Tetris inventor Review

Dwice is the latest game from Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov. As the city sleeps, the populace is unaware that the only thing that stands between them and utter destruction is a quick finger, and an even faster thinker The game itself is deceptively simple. Geometric shapes are descending upon the city. Tap on a shape and drag it through a matching shape, and both will disappear. The aim is to drag your finger through as many matching shapes as possible in a single swipe, thereby buil…

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CAVE working on new shmup titled Don Paccin

News By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
CAVE working on new shmup titled Don Paccin

Now normally, the shmup is a genre that we would advise staying away from on iOS. The frenetic action and need for tight, responsive controls that comes with the shooter genre seems antithetical to a touch screen. But, time and time again, developer Cave have shown its expertise in bringing superb shump experiences to the App Store. Though the team has been a little quiet recently, this video has surfaced for the new game they're working on, Don Paccin: While it looks a bit cutesy for a Cave title, the trailer is packed with all the bullet dodging and crazy weaponry which fans expect in their shoot-'em-ups. Plus, the music is pretty badass. No details regarding price, release date,…


Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft coming to iPhone next year

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft coming to iPhone next year

Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that it would be bringing new card-battler Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to iPad. Of course, while this was good news for fans of trading card games who happened to own Apple tablets, it did leave iPhone users staring icily at their blank, Hearthstone-less screens, a single tear rolling down their quivering cheek. Well weep no more, fictional yet melodramatic iPhone lovers, because it turns out Hearthstone is also coming to iPhone next year. According to Polygon, Blizzard's chief creative officer Rob Pardo made the announcement during a talk at BlizzCon. Though we're pleased to hear that the World of Warcraft developer intends to bring Hearthston…


Stealth Inc to step into the light on November 14th

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Stealth Inc to step into the light on November 14th

It ain't easy being a clone. Wandering around all day, staring at your own face. For all you know, there could be versions of you in every city in every country in the world. All strolling about, all wearing your smile.  Unless, of course, you're the star of sneaky platform-puzzler Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark. That guy knows exactly where his genetic duplicates are: smeared over the walls of a labyrinthine testing facility. If our goggle-wearing doesn't want to join them, then he's going to have to skulk, sneak, and creep his mass produced socks off in the hope of avoiding detection and escaping the complex alive. Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark is the latest port of a PC tit…


Pocket Titans Review

Review Kumotion Ltd By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Pocket Titans Review

Pocket Titans is a turn based strategy title that's easy for anyone to pick up and play, and utilizes a unique control system. In most turn based strategy games, you use movement and action points to put your character in the most advantageous position possible, allowing you attack your enemy while avoiding repercussions. This priciple still applies to Pocket Titans, but instead of moving players, you move the landscape. Each stage takes place on a five by five square grid. Each row…

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LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ Review

Review Warner Bros. By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
LEGO® The Lord of the Rings™ Review

The LEGO games are, and always have been, about teamwork - friends coming together to assemble contraptions, collect shiny studs, and dismantle evil one brick at a time. It was only a matter of time, then, before developer Traveller's Tales turned its attention to that most famous of literary friendships, Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring. The result is a game that provides a slick and entertaining interactive abridgement of the Lord of the Rings movies, even if the gameplay itself is…

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Enter the Race Wars Trials with Fast & Furious 6 update

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Enter the Race Wars Trials with Fast & Furious 6 update

It seems that free-to-play movie tie-in Fast & Furious 6: The Game still has some juice left in its tank. In fact, it's just received a healthy top-off of content in the form of a brand new update, which adds new modes, vehicles, and locations to the CSR-style racer. If you've burned through the existing challenges, then you can now tackle the Race Wars Trials. Speed - and control - freaks may get a kick out of the Terminal Speed event, while the Drift Circuit caters to those who live for the sound of squealing tyres. Also, if you're a fan of freebies, then you might be interested to hear that anyone who downloads the update gets a chance to win Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger.  The u…


Get Final Fantasy V for £7.49 / $10.99

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Get Final Fantasy V for £7.49 / $10.99

There's no denying the quality of Square Enix's iOS ports. It's done a cracking job bringing the early games in its beloved Final Fantasy series to touchscreens, polishing up the visuals while still capturing the essence of the original version. However, the Japanese developer is a tad harsh when it comes to App Store pricing, thinking nothing of charging upwards of 15 bucks for a 15 year-old game. If the steep price tag has held you back from purchasing Final Fantasy V, however, then today is your lucky day. For a limited period, you can pick up Final Fantasy V for £7.49 / $10.99.  Hey, we know is isn't exactly 99 cents, but it's better than a kick in the power crystals. [Ap…


Everyday Spelunker Review

Review Tozai Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Everyday Spelunker Review

Spelunker is a platformer created in 1983, remembered fondly by owners of PCs and Commodore 64s. The game was notoriously difficult, and falling to an untimely death was a frequent occurance. Factor in traps, hazards, and a ghost that just won't leave you alone, and you have an experience that could only be remembered fondly by masochists. Now, Spelunker has been faithfully ported to the iOS under the title Everyday Spelunker. So, 30 years on, how does the game stand up? Now, we coul…

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Rayman Fiesta Run Review

Review Ubisoft By James Gilmour, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Rayman Fiesta Run Review

Rayman Jungle Run is a hard act to follow. With its dazzling visuals, tight-as-a-drum controls, and endlessly inventive levels, it set the standard for auto-runners on iOS. For the inevitable sequel, Rayman Fiesta Run, Ubisoft has pulled Rayman out of the trees and into the kitchen - or should that be 'la cocina'. You see, this sequel is all about food - specifically, Mexican food. Every aspect of every level has a distinctly Latin flavour. You'll smash pinatas and swing from da…

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Henophobia is what happens when you mix chickens and pinball

News By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Henophobia is what happens when you mix chickens and pinball

Yes apparently we have pinball chickens to thank for our resources and brains not being harvested by extraterrestrials. Henophobia may not be the prettiest game to look at but mixing pinball mechanics with the gameplay of a lot of physics puzzlers, and you have an entertaining concept (especially because the pinball paddles are moveable with your thumbs). Have a look at the trailer and see for yourselves. The game is due out on November 17th. Try to conceal your eggscitement (cause... you know, there's a chicken).…