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Dig! Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Dig! Review

What recourse does a failed archaeologist have when the museum funding him is hurting for business? Well as a last ditch effort (get it?), he might try and set up a dig site in his backyard, excavating the wonders of the Earth to be put on display, and the further he digs, the more valuable treasures he hopes to find. Dig is an arcade game where your shovel must excavate seventy five percent of the plot of land you have, hopefully discovering the five treasures hidden there before mov…


Tasty Tadpoles Review

Review Mark White By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Tasty Tadpoles Review

It's a tadpole eat tadpole world out there. Like most of nature, the big gobble up the small, but since we as gamers enjoy playing as the underdog overcoming the odds and surviving to reach our goal, sometimes being the small is a good thing. At least in gaming terms. In Tasty Tadpoles you have to guide your little tadpole guy to the safety of the logs, while avoiding the larger tadpoles who will swallow you whole in a heartbeat. Along the way, there are three stars to collect (of cou…


...And that has Made all the Difference

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
...And that has Made all the Difference

Spryfox, the developers of Triple Town have released a teaser trailer for their next game, 'Road not Taken', inspired at least by Robert Frost's famous poem. Details are fairly scarce, and the trailer itself only shows a couple seconds of gameplay, but it looks to have their familiar visual style. It apparently is some form of roguelike where choice weighs heavy (if the poem is anything to go by). I sense a high 'risk verses reward' factor. Have a watch of the trailer, and we'll let you know more as news develops.  …


Rymdkapsel Headed to iOS in July

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Rymdkapsel Headed to iOS in July

Released on the Playstation Network this week, this odd relaxing space strategy game that looks to be a form of tower defence will be coming to the iOS in a couple of months. In the meantime, have a look at the trailer and wonder what exactly is going on. I have to wonder if it's pronounced 'rhymed - capsule' or 'rih-mid-kap-sell'. Yes, this is the sort of thing we deliberate over.…


Rovio Entering the Publishing Game

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Rovio Entering the Publishing Game

On the look out for the next Angry Birds, Rovio has decided to expand its company into a publishing wing called Rovio Stars. They already have two games lined up, and these are Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, and Tiny Thief. Icebreaker looks like your standard physics puzzler, and it certainly looks like the type of game that Rovio would publish, but the ice slicing mechanic looks to add a nice flavour to the gameplay, and the art style is pretty interesting. Tiny Thief is a little more striking in the art department. It's also hard to pinpoint the actual gameplay from the trailer. It seems to be a puzzle game in which you interact with your enviroment in interesting ways t…


Redline Rush races on to the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Redline Rush races on to the App Store

Redline Rush is an endless racer that mixes the cops vs robbers aesthetic of Need for Speed, then drops in the gold coin accoutrements of Temple Run. And it's going to be available from the App Store pretty damn soon. With 16 different super powered sports cars to choose from and three tracks to race along there's a decent chunk of content to keep you entertained, and the price tag of 99c isn't too steep either. A simple control system makes the game a doddle to pick up, but there's a decent challenge here for fans of fast paced arcade racers. The game is from the developers of Offroad Legends, which got a 4/5 when we reviewed it last year, so there's some racing pedigree behind the decen…


Daddy Was A Thief Review

Review Cezary Rajkowski By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Daddy Was A Thief Review

The word 'was' in Rebel Twins' newest iOS offering Daddy was a Thief is worrying. It suggests an unhappy end for a man down on his luck who goes to extraordinary lengths to provide for his family. Once again we're probably reading too much into a simple arcade experience, but sometimes even the simplest word choices in a game's title can spark the imagination. You play the titular Daddy who has just robbed a bank, has jumped to a nearby building, and must escape by planting his poster…

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Bloodrunner - Racing in the Human Body

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Bloodrunner - Racing in the Human Body

The Fantastic Voyage is such an interesting idea for a videogame, it's amazing that we've not seen too many developers try and tackle it. Bloodrunner certainly tries, having a small vessel piloting the blood stream, and other dangerous areas of our squishy innards. Have a look at the trailer. Now the iOS version most likely will not be out for a couple of weeks (Android and PC/Mac/Linux versions are all complete), so keep a look out on the App Store if what you see interests you. The sound and visuals look to create a unique immersive experience, even if the gameplay seems a little too much like the canyon runs in Rogue Squadron.…


The Tilt Racer App

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
The Tilt Racer App

If you enjoy racing games, and I mean really enjoy racing games, you probably have had your eye on one of those fancy steering wheel setups for a while now. You know, the ones with pedals, a gear stick, and realistic rumble? The problem is such a setup is quite expensive and not every racing afficionado can afford such extravagence. Enter the Tilt Racer app. Racing games have had a lot of success on the iOS platform because of tilt controls, and now with this app, you can transfer that control to your PC and any racing game on that platform through your iPhone. Not only can you smoothly steer with your phone, sitting in front of the computer, but there's a simple slider for accel…


Return to Castlerama Trailer

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Return to Castlerama Trailer

While Castlerama sounds more like a European music festival, this trailer of the upcoming iOS game is intriguing. It's first person, it looks to have a full world to explore, and it seems to be somewhere between adventure game and western rpg. Have a look at the trailer and see for yourself. While it could do with a little more polish in areas, as a mobile experience it seems to have a lot to offer. Whether they can deliver or not will remain to be seen. The game is shooting for a release date of June 20th.…


IMPOSSIBLE ROAD Review

Review Kevin Ng By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
IMPOSSIBLE ROAD Review

Impossible Road is sleek and seductive. A simple arcade game where you have to try your hardest to stay on a twisting and winding track that is doing its best to throw you off. Success is a fallacy, as sooner or later you will plummet to your demise, only to press the 'again' button and repeat this process for as long as possible. Add to this a minimalist yet striking visual aesthetic plus a driving rhythmic soundtrack and you would think you're in for something special. Well, you woul…

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Trigger City brings old skool violence to the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Trigger City brings old skool violence to the App Store

Punching people in the face is a terrible pastime, frowned upon by all. Unless you do it in a video game that is, in which case you'll probably be heralded as a hero by a bunch of digital people. That's certainly the case in Trigger City, a game which takes its cues from the past and wears its retro credentials proudly on its rolled up sleeves. Out on the App Store now, the game sees you taking to the streets of the titular city to dish out steaming hot bowls of violent justice. With simple controls, plenty of combos and special moves to master, and 16 levels of side scrolling scrapping to work your way through there's a lot to like about Trigger City. Throw in some motorbike levels and…


Manuganu

News By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Manuganu

Tired of endless runners? How about a regular runner then? Manuganu takes the concept of continuously moving, and turns it into a platformer with three coins to collect, and a really nice visual style. Take a look at the trailer and see for yourself. The game is a one man project (except for the music) by Alper Sarıkaya and should be due out this week on May 16th.…


App Wrap Up (Week Ending 10th May, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 10th May, 2013)

Hey hey readers, and welcome to your favourite feature on the site, the App Wrap Up! As always we got a selection of games that might have gone under the radar, but look like they might have something interesting to offer based solely on their trailers. Let us take a look, and see if anything takes any of your fancies!   The Seed (Little Bit Games Inc.) While this looks like a low-fi flash game, the gameplay is quite interesting as single screen puzzle games go. Plant seeds to get the plant to sprout, while everything is obeying the laws of gravity. The music is quite serene as well.[App Store Link]   Dragonconquer (ILLUSU INC.) It's Qix with shooting mechanics. And…


Abra-Ca-Bacon update hitting Angry Birds Seasons May 16th

News By Harry Slater, 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Abra-Ca-Bacon update hitting Angry Birds Seasons May 16th

After yesterday's update to Bad Piggies the Angry Birds are getting their own back with new content for Angry Birds Seasons hitting the App Store next week. The Abra-Ca-Bacon update brings with it 30 new levels, as well as 6 secret levels to try and unlock, and a whole new way of killing pigs – portals. These magic tunnels suck fowl and debris in at one end before spitting it out somewhere else. Like the Portals in Portal, basically. But with pigs, birds, and crumbling lumps of masonry. It won't cost you anything to get all this extra content, and it'll go live on the App Store on May 16th. You can check out a trailer for the new goodies below.…