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Retro JRPG Journey to Kreisia out now on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Retro JRPG Journey to Kreisia out now on iPhone and iPad

There is probably someone out there who tries to play all of the old-school JRPGs which appear on the App Store. Today, their task got a little harder, thanks to Kemco's latest retro release Journey to Kreisia. You'll probably be more than familiar with Journey to Kreisia's premise. The lead protagonist is Yusis, a high school boy who has been transported to the fantastical world of Kerisia. Declaring him 'Saviour from the Outer Realm', the people of the land believe the lad has been sent to destroy an overlord who is ressurected every 10 years. Yusis has to explore the game's 16-bit-inspired world, meeting NPC's and gathering party members before he faces the Overloard. On the way he…


Floaty platform-puzzler Rocket Robo just gently propelled its way on to the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Floaty platform-puzzler Rocket Robo just gently propelled its way on to the App Store

A small robot has just nudged its way on to the UK and US App Store. The little guy (whose name is Robo) is the star of the charming new 2.5D puzzle-game Rocket Robo, from developer Aaron McElligot. All the stars have disappeared from the sky, and your little robot is on a mission to recover them. The celestial baubles are scattered across Rocket Robo's 3 worlds and 57 levels. To get them, you'll have to guide the little robot through a variety of traps and puzzles. Touching the screen activates the mechanical man's tiny rocket boots, making it possible for him to fight his way skywards. Deactivate your boost for a second, however, and gravity quickly takes over. Tilting your iPad or iP…


Dungeon Keeper is out now for free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Dungeon Keeper is out now for free on the App Store

Have you ever dreamt of having your own dungeon? One filled with cackling minions, and with an interior designed by Iron Maiden? If this sounds like your dream home, then you probably been playing too much Dungeon Keeper. No, not the new iOS version of Dungeon Keeper developed by Mythic Entertainment. The old one created by Peter Molyneux's '90s-era studio Bullfrog. The newly released iOS reboot – published by EA - once again puts you in charge of your own subterranean kingdom. As with the original, you have ti fill it with all kinds of horrors and traps in order to protect your homestead from other underground dwellers. Once happy with your fortifications, it is time to battle AI e…


Deconstruct the Sith in new scrolling shoot-'em-up Lego Star Wars: Microfighters

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Deconstruct the Sith in new scrolling shoot-'em-up Lego Star Wars: Microfighters

If there are three things that remind us of our youth, its Lego, Star Wars, and shoot-'em-ups (yes, we are old). As it turns out, Warner Bros' new Lego Star Wars: Microfighters happens to combine all of these elements in a single destructible package. This Lego-themed top-down vertical shooter gives you the chance to control several craft from the Star Wars universe,  including TIE Fighters and the Millennium Falcon. Piloting these ships, you must blast your way through waves of enemy craft, power-up your ship, and save the galaxy from 18 stages of vacuum-formed evil. While the core gameplay be different from previous Lego games, some things do remain the same. Gatherin…


John Woo's violent blaster Bloodstroke currently staining the App Store red

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
John Woo's violent blaster Bloodstroke currently staining the App Store red

If you're craving more white doves and melodramatic close-ups in your games, then John Woo is probably the man you want helming the action. Luckily for you, his new game Bloodstroke just landed on App Stores globally, and is running towards your mobile devices with both barrels blazing. Taking control of private security specialist Mai Lee, you must swipe and tap your way through hordes of thugs as you search for the person that betrayed you. Penned by the legendary director himself, the game promises to deliver lots of gore and over-the-top violence. With its striking black and white comic style, the only other colour Bloodstroke will be offering is red – lots of red &ndas…


Super Smash Bros. inspired brawler Fright Fight hits iOS on February 12th

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Super Smash Bros. inspired brawler Fright Fight hits iOS on February 12th

Seemingly drawing inspiration Super Smash Bros, RPGs, and western horror, Appsolute Games has created Fright Fight, a new fighting game set to hit the App Store on February 12th. Pitting two or four players against each other in either solo or team based matches, Fright Fight is all about fast-paced multiplayer mayhem. You'll have four iconic horror characters to choose between: a yeti, a werewolf, the Grim Reaper, and a vampire. Each of these creepy combatants will have their own combos and moves, giving them their own unique fighting style. RPG elements will also allow you to upgrade each brawler to better suit you own pugilistic preferences. The trailer (above) shows F…


Superb puzzle sequel The Room Two is finally coming to iPhone this Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Superb puzzle sequel The Room Two is finally coming to iPhone this Thursday

Fireproof Games's puzzle hit The Room Two arrived on the iPad a little over a month ago. However, starting this Thursday, iPhone owners will also be able to unlock the game's mechanical mysteries, when the iPhone version of The Room Two appears on the App Store. Like its predecessor, The Room Two bowled us over when it came to the iPad last December, thanks to its atmospheric visuals, creepy audio, and diverse puzzles. However, while the eerie sequel retains the weathered, spooky environments that were a trademark of the original game, the game's puzzle-box based conundrums operate on a notably grander scale. How grand, you ask? Check out the glowing video review below for the a…


Bug Heroes 2 will come buzzing on to the App Store on February 20th

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Bug Heroes 2 will come buzzing on to the App Store on February 20th

Back in 2011, Foursaken Media released a little game called Bug Heroes that we quite enjoyed. Now, they are back with the sequel, Bug Heroes 2, which will hit the App Store on February 20th. The upcoming Bug Heroes 2 is set against the backdrop of a regular family home. When the residents of the house go out each day, their creepy-crawly roommates go to war. Offering a cast of 25 different insect infantry, the game lets you to choose a two-man squad to take into combat. Picking from units such as cockroach knights, waterbug pirates, and ant engineers, you must balance their strengths and weakness in combat to securing victory. Bug Heroes 2 will also offer co-op and competitive play, seemi…


Classic Japanese adventure novel Banshee's Last Cry comes to iOS as a free download

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Classic Japanese adventure novel Banshee's Last Cry comes to iOS as a free download

When you think of Japanese games, the first genre that usually jumps to mind is the traditional RPG. But the country also has a love of interactive novels. Though these text adventures are rarely released in the west, Aksys Games' latest release brings a classic of the genre, Banshee's Last Cry, to iOS for free. First published in 1994 by Chunsoft on the SNES, Banshee's Last Cry was one of Japan's first sound novels. Its popularity has seen it released on multiple platforms within the country, and now, after twenty years, Aksys Games has released an English translation on iOS. Playing very similarly to a choose-your-own-adventure book, the game charges you with solving a grizzly murder in…


Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

Review Bytesized Studios Inc., By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

There are few games that try to utilise the periodic table as a gameplay mechanic. Bytesized Studios has done just this, howeve,r with Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider, a collect-'em-up that mixes elements from Ikaruga, Osmos, and basic chemistry. Starting as tiny a hydrogen molecule, your aim is to build the little element up from Helium to Lithium, right the way  to Ununoctium, the largest theoretical element. To do this, you must gather positive and negative energy charge…


JRPG classic Tales of Phantasia now available for free in the US

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
JRPG classic Tales of Phantasia now available for free in the US

You might have noticed that the App Store is currently awash with retro-themed JRPGs. If you're looking for something an authentic slice of RPG histroy, however, then you'll be pleased to hear that Namco Bandai has just released the '90s SNES classic Tales of Phantasia as a free download. There's one catch, though: the game is only available in the US and Canada. Given you can download it for free, you might expect Tales of Phantasia to feature an aggressive in-app purchase model. But, according to Namco Bandai, you can play through the entire story without having to spend a penny - provided you are online and have a stable internet connection. Rather than charging you to unlock chap…


Steelseries Stratus controller gets a $20 price cut

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Steelseries Stratus controller gets a $20 price cut

Two weeks ago, Steelseries began taking pre-orders for the Steelseries Stratus, the first officially licensed controller for iPad and iPhone. As of yesterday, the pad is now available to purchase from the US Apple Store. However, the manufacturer has decided to lower the price of the unit - originally listed as $99.99 - to the slightly more affordable sum of $79.99. However, before you early adopters cry foul, Steelseries has also confirmed that it will honour the $79.99 price for anyone who had pre-ordered the device. The pocket-sized peripheral is compatible with several iOS games from launch, including the likes of Bastion and Limbo - both of which we greatly enjoyed.…


Where's My Mickey? goes free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Where's My Mickey? goes free on the App Store

Where's My Mickey?, the rodent-themed tie-in to Disney's mobile hit Where's My Water?, has just had its priced slashed to absolutely nothing. With the combined popularity of both the physics-puzzler series and Disney's mouse mascot, the developer was probably hoping Where's My Mickey? would carve a chunk out of wallets everywhere, and trickle onto every iPhone and iPad in existence. This didn't happen, but it didn't stop us enjoying this new take on the series. Like the original game, Where's My Mickey? has you guiding water to its goal by creating furrows in the earth with a series of swipes. The only notable difference is that your target is now Mickey Mouse instead of a grimy allig…


RHYTHM THIEF & the Paris Caper Review

Review SEGA CORPORATION By Alex Beech, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
RHYTHM THIEF & the Paris Caper Review

Using the music mechanics established in the dance-tastic 3DS game Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, Sega has just brought the series to iOS with Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper. The game's story follows Raphael, a character who, despite his youth, is already a renowned thief. His father has suddenly disappeared under mysterious ciircumstances, leaving behind only a coin with a strange mark on it. Deciding his criminal skills can help him find his missing parent,…


Kairosoft's Ninja Village stealthily appears out of nowhere for iPhone and iPad

News By James Gilmour, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Kairosoft's Ninja Village stealthily appears out of nowhere for iPhone and iPad

After almost a year on Android devices, Kairosoft's Ninja Village finally reached the App Store yesterday. As you might expect, it’s quite different from Kairosoft’s most successful game, Game Dev Story, in that it has more ninjas. As the leader of a ninja clan, you must train and gear up your recruits to fight other armies, with the intention of unifying all of Japan. Most of your time will be spent managing your village and taking on battles. Oh, and taking part in the age-old Japanese tradition of recruiting ninja animals. To improve your infantry, archers, gunners, and cavalry, you’ll need money. This means starting up businesses to get the cash flowing in, and…