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Collect and conquer in new casual RPG Heroes of Dragon Age

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Collect and conquer in new casual RPG Heroes of Dragon Age

EA's historically-slanted RPG Heroes of Dragon Age is now out of soft launch, and can be downloaded by iPhone and iPad owners worldwide. Essentially a collectible card game without the cards, Heroes of Dragon Age invites players to recreate battles from the Dragon Age mythology. The aim, beyond swotting up for your fantasy history exam, is to collect as many characters as you can, and then combine these heroes with others to power up your squad. As with most CCG-style games, the battles themselves play out automatically. You job is to ensure you have cherry-picked the best fighters for each bout based on their skills, stats, and loyalties. If you need a little help f…


Punch your way through 3 pieces of history in Double Dragon Trilogy, out now

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Punch your way through 3 pieces of history in Double Dragon Trilogy, out now

Get ready to punch a hole in time itself. The first three entries in classic arcade brawler series Double Dragon are now available on the App Store. Titled Double Dragon Trilogy, this bundle from port master DotEmu reunites you with sleeveless martial artist siblings Billy and Jimmy, and invites you to batter your way though waves of violent street punks in the hope of saving Billy's kidnapped girlfriend. This three-game pack comes with options aplenty. You can choose between three difficulty modes, including one specifically tailored to touchscreen play. There's a Story mode which lets you unlock stages as you progress, or an Arcade mode for those want to try and beat the game in a sing…


Take the fight to Naboo in latest Angry Birds Star Wars II update

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Take the fight to Naboo in latest Angry Birds Star Wars II update

Angry Birds Star Wars II has just received its biggest update yet, now boasting an additional 44 levels of force-powered feather-flinging action. These new levels take the intergalactic conflict between the rebel birds and imperial piggies to the peaceful planet of Naboo.  Each faction - light side and dark side - receive 20 new levels, giving you the option to take flight and save Naboo from the Galactic Empire, or crush the Alliance beneath your bacon flavoured hoof. You'll also get access to three free characters: Captain Panaka, Zam Wesell, and Naboo's young queen Princess Padme. Finally, if you uncover the hidden maps, you'll stumble across an additional four levels. Hopefully,…


Telltale's The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store tonight

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Telltale's The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store tonight

Telltale has just confirmed that the first episode of The Wolf Among Us will slink onto the App Store later tonight. Already available on consoles and PC, The Wolf Among Us is Telltale's first new project since its incredibly successful The Walking Dead: The Game series. Like the company's undead opus, The Wolf Among Us is based on a comic book series - in this case, the Fables books. As we reported back in October, the debut episode of this dark fairytale puts you in the big bad boots of Bigby Wolf. Over the course of the story you will attempt to solve at least one murder, and interact with characters inspired by strange creatures from myths and legends. Given the positive reception…


See the first screenshots from the Final Fantasy VI iOS remake

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
See the first screenshots from the Final Fantasy VI iOS remake

It's only been a week since Final Fantasy IV: The After Years appeared on the App Store, but it seems that Square Enix is keen to generate buzz for its next iOS port. You see, Squeenix is bringing its '90s RPG classic Final Fantasy VI to iOS this winter, complete with snazzy new visuals. To whet our appetites for the 'remake' (which we reported on back in October), the developer has released some screenshots of the new visually enhanced mobile version. Siliconera has posted these new images alongside comparison shots from the original SNES version: SNES verson iOS version SNES version iOS version According to Square Enix producer and director Takashi Tokita, the iOS remake of…


One would hope 'The Franz Kafka Videogame' is kafkaesque

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
One would hope 'The Franz Kafka Videogame' is kafkaesque

Inspired by the works of German author Franz Kafka (who some regard as the premier writer of the 20th century), it's only natural that games have taken inspiration from his themes of persecution, absurdity, and the surreal nature of his writing. Going one step further, Denis Galanin has crafted The Franz Kafka Videogame, in which the protagonist K is given employment and sent on a journey to a world unline anything he expected. The trailer will set the tone of this adventure. Please watch. The game wishes to allow the player to experience the uncertainity and absurdity that K is feeling in the situations he finds himself in. If played off right, this could be quite the provactive exp…


New helicopter missions and Africa levels in Dead Trigger 2 update

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
New helicopter missions and Africa levels in Dead Trigger 2 update

The infection which powers Madfinger's zombie shooter hit Dead Trigger 2 has now spread further into Africa, thanks to the game's latest update. In addition to tweaking some difficulty levels and rebalancing a few missions, the Czech developer behind Dead Trigger 2 has added new levels set in Africa. You'll also get to test you aim on some extra sniper missions, and take to the skies in additional helicopter challenges. Said to feature over 50 new missions (well, actually, the App Store listing says "50 new gamplays", but we're guessing that's a mistranslation), the update also reduces the number of fast zombies which spawn during certain stages. Interestingly, Madfinger has also laid out…


Ridge Racer Slipstream coming to iOS on December 19th

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Ridge Racer Slipstream coming to iOS on December 19th

Twenty years since its inception, Namco Bandai's enduring arcade racing series Ridge Racer is set to skid onto the App Store. Titled Ridge Racer Slipstream, this mobile iteration of the franchise promises to teach mobile gamers the four 'd's: drift, drive, dash, and dominate. As the trailer below shows, you'll be pitting your driving skills against other souped-up supercars over 20 tracks (10 unique, and 10 reverse). This time out, there appears to be particular emphasis on customising your car. While there are only 12 vehicles initially available, you can tweak each of your rides' bodywork, wheels, and engine in over 300 different ways As for the races themselves, they seem to tick al…


Continue?9876543210 is a lot more than it seems

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Continue?9876543210 is a lot more than it seems

Yes, the name of the game is Continue?9876543210. You are a videogame character that has fallen in battle, and wanders the random access memory of the program, trying in vein to come to terms with the inevitability of its own deletion.  Created by Jason Oda, this is an art game meant to be open to interpretation. As you wander the shanty towns of this memory, you encounter other denizens and travellers, while avoiding the garbage collectors. The inspiration behind the game seems to come from a very personal place, and watching the trailer, you get a sense of curiosity and wonder (even if it is a little longer than most trailers). Have a look for yourselves. The changes in local…


Build your own iOS game with Createrria, out this Thursday

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Build your own iOS game with Createrria, out this Thursday

Game-building physics sandbox Createrria is set to go live on the App Store this Thursday. Developed by Incuvo, this ambitious project aims to make the act of creating games accessible to non-coders by providing a simple set of tools that are easy to understand and fun to use. As you can see from the release trailer below, the app lets you summon and manipulate objects like platforms and power-ups, and generate enemies and obstacles, all with a series of taps. Then, once you've built your game, you simply activate it and start playing. Having gone hands-on with Createrria, I can confirm that it is extremely easy to knock-up a basic platformer or Angry Birds-style physics-flinger within…


Time is of the essence in Kemco's latest JRPG Chronus Arc

News By James Gilmour, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Time is of the essence in Kemco's latest JRPG Chronus Arc

Japanese RPG factory Kemco has just spat out another of its retro-styled, fantasy themed quest-'em-ups. This one's called Chronus Arc. According the the App Store blurb, it features "familiar quests" and dungeons. Well, at least they're up front about it. The actual plot concerns powerful artifacts called Chronus Fragments. When assembled, these fragments can control the passage of time. It all sounds a bit Chrono Trigger to us, but we're sure that's just a coincidence or a paradox or something. Anyhow, it's up to you to reclaim this time shrapnel from a sinister chap named Geppel, who probably wants to use it to travel back in time to just after he was born and persuade his parents to gi…


Coaster Crazy Deluxe Review

Review Frontier Developments Ltd By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Coaster Crazy Deluxe Review

You'd expect the creators of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 to be able to cook up a decent coaster-based game for the iPhone. Well, that's exactly what Frontier Developments accomplished last year with Coaster Crazy, a free-to-play rollercoaster creation game based around tailoring individual coasters to their patron's needs. Now a year later, the free-to-play aspects have been removed, new challenges have been added, and two whole new areas have been bolted on. As a result, we thought we'd t…

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Icycle: On Thin Ice Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Icycle: On Thin Ice Review

As iOS gamers, we've been exposed to some weird scenarios over the years. Narky birds with porky vendettas; hungry green monsters which subsist entirely on dangling sugar lozenges – to us, these things are just another day in the App Store. Icycle: On Thin Ice is game about a naked man named Dennis, who finds himself riding a tricycle through ever-shifting landscapes. Originally we thought the game might be showing us a dream or nightmare scenario. Then Dennis gets hit by a fish…

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Destructamundo's rhythmic explosions confuse us

News By Dave Flodine, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Destructamundo's rhythmic explosions confuse us

Destructamundo is a rhythmic puzzle game created by Robotube Games with assistance from Gaijin, the makers of the Bit.trip series. From what we understand, you have a specific amount of warheads you need to use to blow up all the planets on screen, and the whole thing is somehow tied to the music. See we're not too confident in how the game works, even after watching the trailer - only that it looks quite intriguing. Judge for yourselves. The game is slated to be out early next year for iOS and Ouya. As usual, we'll let you know when we're getting close to release. Destructamundo looks too compelling to pass up.…