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Vlad Review

Review vhlamlab By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Vlad Review

With a name like Vlad, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Bulkypix's latest interactive effort is about the nocturnal adventures of a vampire. Though the game is dark and eerie, it has nothing to do with the children of Dracula, and everything to do with rearranging blocks. It's up to the player to move sentient blocks around each stage in order to help a squiggly-blobby thing called Vlad reach an object at the end of the level. Vlad moves forward automatically, stopping if he encoun…

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See the first trailer for Battleheart's 'spiritual successor', Battleheart Legacy

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
See the first trailer for Battleheart's 'spiritual successor', Battleheart Legacy

We took a shine to Mika Mobile's adorable action-RPG Battleheart when it marched onto iOS a couple of years back. Its blend of real-time combat and polished 2D visuals coupled with an impressive skill system helped it win the heart of our reviewer, and the approval of a decent number of mobile RPG fans. It shouldn't surprise you to learn that the dev team responsible hasn't been sitting on its collective hands for the past 24 months. Allow us to introduce you to Battleheart Legacy, the "spiritual successor to Battleheart: The trailer above is our first glimpse of Battleheart Legacy in action. As you can see, the series has had a major graphical overhaul, and is now sporting new (but equa…


Tetris creator to release new game Dwice this Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Tetris creator to release new game Dwice this Thursday

When the guy who created Tetris releases a new game, we can't help but take notice. And when tetromino godfather Alexey Pajitnov releases his latest iOS effort Dwice later this week, you'll might want to take notice too. Dwice is a shape-matching puzzler which marries the decending object mechanic seen in Tetris with the colour-matching mechanic seen in every other iOS game released in the past 3 years. The aim is to clear the screen by dragging triangles, circles, and squares through the geometric equivilants, thereby clearing the screen. To score big, you have to chaintogether as many objects as possible in a single swipe. It sounds pretty simple, but you soon learn that if you accident…


BIT.TRIP RUN! Review

Review Gaijin Games By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
BIT.TRIP RUN! Review

Earlier this year, Gaijin Games released Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien on PC and consoles. Now, the team has ported the game to iOS, and slimmed-down the title to the slightly more manageable Bit.Trip Run! Fans of the game might be worried that this mobile version has lost more than just its unweildy title. However, we can report that the entire game has been adapted faithfully to the touch screen, albeit with a few tweaks here and there. That said, it's no…

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Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game Review

Review Gameloft By James Gilmour, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game Review

Thor is one of the more straightforward superheroes in Marvel's expansive catalogue. Son of Odin, the allfather and ruler of of Asgard, Thor has no alter-ego or mysterious origin story. He's a god, who comes from a realm of gods, and who likes to hit things with a big hammer. However, Gameloft's free-to-play brawler Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game is anything but straightforward. In this messy top-down smash-'em-up, our hero's combat prowess is sidelined in favour of man…

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Ratchet & Clank headed to mobile

News By Dave Flodine, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Ratchet & Clank headed to mobile

The latest installment in the Ratchet & Clank series Into the Nexus is set to launch on Playstation 3 this November 12th. Alongside that, however, Ratchet & Clank-themed endless-runner Before the Nexus will be coming to mobile. The game will link up with its PS3 counterpart, and Raritanium you earn in the mobile game will allow you to unlock more weapons in the console game. We're seeing a huge ramp-up in companion apps which tie directly into major console releases. Games like Watch Dogs, and Battlefield 4 all have mobile apps which let directly influence the full game from your iOS handset. I suspect we're only going to see more of this as we move forward…


The Occupant Review

The Occupant Review

The Occupant is the latest in a line of Slenderman-inspired survival-horror games. For some inexplicable reason, you find yourself trapped in an abandoned hotel with a creature known as the Occupant. Each stage has you fulfilling a series of tasks before you can move onto the next floor. As you complete these task, the creature is silently stalking the hallways in search of you. Let's make one thing perfectly clear; it's not the jump scares that make The Occupant creepy - rather, it's…

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Anomaly 2 Review

Anomaly 2 Review

When Anomaly Warzone Earth rolled onto the App Store two years ago, it made a big impact. Not only did it popularise the now well-established tower offense genre, it proved you could port high-quality PC releases to the App Store without compromising too much functionality. Anomaly 2, the first true sequel after the Anomaly Korea expansion, brings back the futuristic sci-fi warfare that made the original game so popular, and adds just enough bells and whistles to warrant you giving th…

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Fans of survival horror should keep an eye on Forgotten Memories

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months ago
Fans of survival horror should keep an eye on Forgotten Memories

Psychoz Interactive have been working on their game Forgotten Memories - Alternate Realities for two years, and plan to release the pilot episode in a few weeks. The episode will be free, and will be a taste of the full game to hopefully help fun the Kickstarter Psychoz is going to launch to bring the full game to life. The upcoming pilot will be an hour long demo essentially, to familiarize players with the world and mechanics. The trailer that just released for Halloween should give you an idea of what to expect. It looks positively spooky, and more a return to classic survival horror. We'll let you know when the pilot releases on the App Store.…


The Incredible Corpse is a zombie stealth game...

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months ago
The Incredible Corpse is a zombie stealth game...

...and not what you're probably thinking. You're not trying to sneak your way around hordes of infected. No, aliens have stolen everyone's brain and turned them into zombies, and its up to you to help the zombies stealthly assault the alien strongholds to get their brains back. Perhaps it might be easier if you just watched the trailer... The game will release at the end of November. The first chapter will be free, with the other chapters to follow costing a fee. The game looks entertaining enough to warrant a look at upon release. Also, the developers have launched a Kickstarter to support development, and add more features to the game. It's a pity they missed the Halloween window,…


Khaba is the most fun you can have trapped in a pyramid

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months ago
Khaba is the most fun you can have trapped in a pyramid

Well we're not certain if that's the case. Frankly I don't want to find out for myself. Pyramids are dark and scary places.Khaba is made by veteran designers with credits such as Just Cause 2, and Bionic Commando: Rearmed. You control Michael, an intrepid explorer that finds himself trapped in a pyramid. The only way out seems to be down, by solving puzzles based about reflecting and refracting light. As you descend, you learn more about this protagonist and what his quest truly entails. Have a look at the gameplay trailer to see some of the puzzle solving in action. It's not a particularly original puzzle concept, but the scenario is intriguing, and if the story holds up,…


Symmetrain is more than a clever pun

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months ago
Symmetrain is more than a clever pun

It also combines 'spot the difference' puzzles with a kind of endless runner experience. I know that doesn't sound too pleasant on its surface, but have a look at the trailer, and like me, I think you'll be...er, plesantly surprised. As you can see, it's got a really nice almost storybook art style, and looks like a quite relaxing experience... as you're straining your cognitive functions to spot everything that isn't in perfect alignment. The game is availble now on the App Store and will set you back $0.99. [App Store Link]…


Kingdom Rush: Frontiers gets spooky Shadowmoon update

News By James Gilmour, 9 months ago
Kingdom Rush: Frontiers gets spooky Shadowmoon update

Tower-defence sequel Kingdom Rush: Frontiers just got a bit creepier, courtesy of the Halloween-themed Shadowmoon campaign update. If battling scorpions and sandpeople wasn't already tough enough, anyone who downloads the free update will find themselves fending off waves supernatural nasties. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts - all of these evils are about to be unleashed upon your armaments.  Luckily for you, the also update provides you with two new heroes to call upon. You can now choose between vampire hunter Dante, or Dracolich expert Bonehart, both of whom are a dab hand at dealing with the forces of darkness.  In addition to the new troops, you'll get three new Halloween…


Rovio Stars gets fruity with match-3 puzzler Juice Cubes

News By James Gilmour, 9 months ago
Rovio Stars gets fruity with match-3 puzzler Juice Cubes

Rovio Stars, the new publishing arm of Angry Birds custodians Rovio, has been pretty shrewd when choosing which games to add to its portfolio. First it threw its weight behind chilly physics puzzler Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, before putting out the genuinely delightful point-and-click adventure Tiny Thief. Given the creativity evident in those two titles, we're slightly surprised to see which horse Rovio Stars is currently backing. Titled Juice Cubes, the newest game to get the Rovio bump is a fruit-themed match-three puzzler.  Yep - another one of those. In fairness, the trailer (above) is pretty slick, and the presentation of the the game is top notch. We're just finding…