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Don't Shoot Yourself! Review

Don't Shoot Yourself! Review

“Don't shoot yourself!” Once just sensible piece of advice, this statement is now the title of an iOS game. This game has a simple premise: survive long enough to shoot 100 bullets. How hard can that be? As you might expect, it's tougher than it sounds. You take control of a small arrow which finds itself trapped inside a number of oddly-shaped prisons. Normally this solitude would be good for such activities as introspection and self-discovery. But the arrow has a problem…

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See the first Cut the Rope 2 teaser trailer

News By James Gilmour, 9 months ago
See the first Cut the Rope 2 teaser trailer

Zeptolab has just released the first teaser trailer for monster-feeding sequel Cut the Rope 2.  Despite being the fourth Cut the Rope game in the Russian developer's ongoing mobile franchise, the team has labelled this latest episode the "first true sequel". The teaser trailer (below) shows the series' ravenous protagonist Om Nom dangling from a rope as he is carried off into the sky, surrounded by his beloved candies. We still don't know much about the Cut the Rope 2, but both the trailer and clues from Zeptolab's PR department suggest that Om Nom will be leaving the confines of his boxes and exploring new environments. However, we have just learned that the game's full title is…


Parcel Panic 2 looks to ramp up the thrills

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months ago
Parcel Panic 2 looks to ramp up the thrills

We reviewed the original Parcel Panic back in early 2010, and while it was great to see a game following the spirit of Crazy Taxi, it just did not deliver the engaging speedy gameplay it should have. All these years later Mad Processor have created a sequel, and at least according to the trailer, it looks to be more of a high octane parcel delivery experience than its predecessor. Now the game is free, and you would have noticed the large amount of coins littering the game world in the trailer. We hope that the flow of coin collection and whatever upgrades or aesthetic changes available are well balanced to not intrude on what might be a fast paced race around town. The game is…


Solar Flux shows that the universe is indeed a beautiful place

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months ago
Solar Flux shows that the universe is indeed a beautiful place

Slingshotting around orbiting bodies, using propulsion to make it safely through hazards - it's all in a day's work for an astronaut. Although contrary to what the trailer for Solar Flux tells us, we doubt those space pioneers would want to relive the experiences via a mobile game. However, for those of us who will never get the chance to drift in the void of space, this physics puzzler might scratch our adventuring itch. Watch the trailer and see for yourselves. We have to say, we're loving the way asteroids and planets cast shadows from the game's various suns. Solar Flux has been available on iPad for some time now, but this is the first time the IP has appeared on iPhone. This new m…


Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous Review

Review One Man Left By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous Review

Tilt to Live 2 is subtitled 'Redonkulous'. This is quite a boast, especially considering the first Tilt to Live became pretty crazy over the years thanks to a series of bar-raising updates. So, given the twitch-based insanity of the original, could this sequel be that much crazier? The answer is a resounding 'yes'. Those who have played the original should feel right at home with Tilt to Live 2. As before, you must tilt your iDevice to move a tiny arrow around the screen, avoidin…

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Stealth Inc. Review

Review Curve Digital Games By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Stealth Inc. Review

Stealth Inc. is a platform puzzler with a cruel sense of humour. Like Portal's Chell before him, your little clone is trapped inside a testing facility filled with laser turrets, sentry robots, and spinning saw blades. It's up to you to guide the goggle wearing lab rat through a series of wickedly constructed death mazes, hacking into computer terminals along the way to open the exit. Being a port of a PC and console, the controls have been paired down a bit. It's definitely a little…

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Epoch.2 | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Epoch.2 | Hands-On

For the most part, cover-based shooters have traditionally been a console experience. Ever since Gear of War popularised the magnetic wall mechanic, joypad jostlers have been inundated with third-person blasters which have you spending half the game bent double behind a pile of rubble like an arthritic bricklayer. However, in 2011, Uppercut Games brought a variation of this popular subgenre to the App Store. The game was called Epoch., and it condensed the popular cover-based shooting mechanic to a touchscreen-friendly tap-and-swipe system. We rather liked it, with our reviewer taking a particular shine to the innovate interface. Today, Epoch.2 rolled onto iOS. Our review is incoming, bu…


Get a cheap scare courtesy of Papa Sangre II sale

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Get a cheap scare courtesy of Papa Sangre II sale

Those creepy buggers over at Somethin' Else have just cut the price of audio-powered survival-horror game Papa Sangre II. To the casual observer, Papa Sangre II might  be a bit of a tough sell. It's a game which harnesses the power of your imagination, trading in flashy 3D visuals for some weird noises and a virtual compass. However, whack on some headphones, close your eyes, and follow narrator Sean Bean's instructions, and you'll step into a beautifully conceived soundscape full of lost memories, brain-sucking insects, and zombie ducks.  Usually, this unnerving experience would set you back £2.99 / $4.99. For the next few day, though, that entry barrier has been l…


Can Gameloft's GT Racing 2 deliver 'the real car experience'?

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Can Gameloft's GT Racing 2 deliver 'the real car experience'?

2013 is the year of the mobile racing sim. We've had EA and FireMonkey's freemium hit Real Racing 3. We've also taken rival mobile racer 2K Drive for spin. Now, Gameloft is throwing its oil stained hat into the ring with another freemium rev-fest: GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience. With a title like that, you'd be forgiven for thinking that GT Racing 2 was all about taking the kids to school, getting stuck in traffic, and breaking down on the M27. Of course, what the game actually offers is yet another chance to hop into a licensed supercar and belt around Laguna Seca.  You'll have no shortage of events to work through - over 1,400 according to Gameloft - during which you'…


Hot Mess Review

Review Nicholas Ralabate By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Hot Mess Review

Hot Mess caused a bit of controversy when it was banned from the App Store not once but twice. You see, Hot Mess is a game about burning passion. More specifically, it's a game about locating burning passion, and then dousing those white hot with flames with a jet of cold water. You take control of a fire-fighting robot, who has been sent into a hotel to save the residents from a series of blazes. After an unexpected electric shock, the robot's targeting systems go haywire, causing hi…

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Gulp down Super Lemonade Factory Part Two for free right now

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Gulp down Super Lemonade Factory Part Two for free right now

Teamwork-based platform sequel Super Lemonade Factory Part Two has just gone live on the App Store. Following in the wacky footsteps of the 2012 original, this second adventure reunites pixel-art pals Andre and Liselot. Utilising each character's individual skills, you must once again guide the duo through a series of hazardous, spike-filled environments. Speaking to Pocket Gamer, Super Lemonade Factory Part Two developer Shane Brouwer cites Master System II games as his biggest influences - specifically Alex Kidd. "Alex Kidd in Miracle World was bundled on the Sega Master System II, and part of that game and its level designs will influence everything I do," explained Brouwer. Having…


Core is a game of connections

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Core is a game of connections

We have to admit that when we first fired up the trailer for Core, we weren't convinced. For whatever reason, simple art style and warpy music didn't really grab us. Keep watching however, and a rather intriguing puzzler starts to emerge, one which involves connecting and layering wires so that orbs can transfer energy to a corresponding square. Have a look for yourselves. Each puzzle seemingly has a few options, but the goal is to have the orb reach the square as quickly as possible. The game is free to download, so if it looks like you'd enjoy making a few new connections, you might as well give it a try. [App Store Link]…


Furiosity is the latest game by Bart Bonte

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Furiosity is the latest game by Bart Bonte

Bart Bonte certainly makes unique iOS games. From Sugar Sugar to Factory Balls (which we covered on the old App Wrap-Up column), these games an interesting puzzle ideas, and then make the player work very hard for their solutions.  Furiosity looks to be no different. The aim is to fill each screen with a single colour by tapping tiles. However, each set of tiles uses a different set of rules to determine how colours cycle. The examples in the trailer are simple enough to understand, but we can already tell that the later levels are going to be mindbending. The game was apparently created in response to Peter Molyneux's Curiosity, with the aim of turning mindless tappi…


Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas | Hands-On

Feature By James Gilmour, 9 months, 1 week ago
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas | Hands-On

Few indie games have generated as much buzz as Oceanhorn. Two years in development, Cornfox & Bros.'s Zelda-esque action RPG has been turning heads and widening eyes since the first screenshots appeared online. As of midnight tonight, Oceanhorn will go live on App Stores worldwide. However, if you can't wait till then to see the game in action, you can watch me play through the first 15 minutes in the video below. Be sure to check back soon for the AppSpy review.…


Pathogen Review

Review Gameblyr, LLC By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 1 week ago
Pathogen Review

Ah... the carefree life of the virus: only interested in the act of self-replication and the consumption of every other organism on the planet. Fittingly, the disease-themed Pathogen is a competitive game between two players (either another human or an AI) in which the goal is to infect and consume the board until nothing but your counters remain. While the developer wishes to give the game an 'easy to learn, hard to master' tagline, we're not quite sure it applies here. To be honest,…

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