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Leviathan: Warships - A smooth trailer for an April 30th Release

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Leviathan: Warships - A smooth trailer for an April 30th Release

Now, this upcoming release by Paradox Interactive (with a reputation for making flawed, yet interesting games) is iPad exclusive in iOS circles, but it also is getting simultaneous release on Android, PC, and Mac. Also, there is cross-platform play between all. Have a watch of one of the more entertaining trailers to come out in some time, and see if this warship title might be for you once April 30th rolls around.…


NVS Wargame - Ninja vs Samurai iPad Review

NVS Wargame - Ninja vs Samurai iPad Review

As brilliant as a concept may be, if the player can't access your game it's going to fall flat. NVS Wargame - Ninja vs Samurai is an online only strategy title that suffers from many quirks, but most crippling of all is the instability of the servers you're forced to play on. It's an odd decision on the part of the developer, especially as players can enjoy the single-player campaign without engaging in the multiplayer, however by pairing the two together (units and experience unlock…

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Strategy & Tactics: World War II iPad Review

Strategy & Tactics: World War II iPad Review

Gamers who typically enjoy strategy titles invariably also enjoy the challenge that comes from seeing a mountain-sized burden of knowledge and conquering it to become masters of their virtual domain. Strategy & Tactics: World War II was once tied to the Hearts of Iron franchise - a series some strategy fans should recognize - and while the mobile title reduces the complexity significantly, it's no less opaque in its mechanics. In other words, be prepared to fail, and fail often as…

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Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

News By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
Trial of the Clone hits the App Store

Tin Man Games has built up an impressive catalogue of digital game books, with licenses from Fighting Fantasy and Judge Dredd, as well as creations from their own imagination. Their latest springs from the mind of the creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Zach Weinersmith and features narration by geek legend Wil Wheaton. Trial of the Clone is a hilarious romp through a fantastical future that's not afraid to take sly digs at pretty much every famous science fiction series you can imagine. Full of swearing, gore, jokes, and terrible puns, there's a lot to like if you like a laugh. Using a variation on Tin Man Games's usual dice rolling system, the game plays a bit quicker than other…


Behind the Scenes: Fish out of Water

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Behind the Scenes: Fish out of Water

The big release of this week is obviously Halfbrick's new title, Fish out of Water. While our review will no doubt be up within a day or two of release, why not wet your appetite (heh), with this behind the scenes video that Halfbrick has released. Expectations are high based on the company's previous successes Fruit Ninja, and Jetpack Joyride. Will Fish out of Water follow? We'll have to wait and see.…


Freeq: An Audio Adventure

News By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
Freeq: An Audio Adventure

[Edit] Freeq is now live! You can grab it here! We've seen this sort of thing on the App Store before, but the idea of an audio adventure game really intrigues me. The game acts as if your phone is able to pick up phone and radio signals from the future, and you can hijack signals and connect people. From the trailer, the whole thing sounds well acted, so if the story is strong, this could be really fun. It'd be like playing an old radio drama. Have a look at the trailer. The game is currently under Apple's submission process. They're aiming to release next week, but it could be a little longer. We'll let you know when we do.…


They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

News By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
They Need To Be Fed 2 coming soon

They Need To Be Fed is one of the finest platformers available on the App Store, with the only thing stopping it getting a perfect score in our review the simple fact that it was too short. Well, They Need To Be Fed 2 is on the way, and it's looking to set that problem right. The simple and effective look of the first game remains in place, with black platforms placed on brightly coloured backgrounds, and just like before you're going to be leaping around, defying gravity, collecting diamonds, and making sure the carnivorous beasts at the end of the level don't go hungry. There are a few twists to the formula too, with new obstacles, different plants that you need to grow to help you compl…


Lumber Jacked Review

Lumber Jacked Review

That sense of deja vu you're feeling isn't surprising - we've seen this kind of skill-based platformer before, complete with its star-rating system based off completing the stage; collecting its bonus item; and crossing the finish line before a preset limit. Lumber Jacked is, in many ways (including its controls) very much the same game, but there is at least a twist. For one, it's decidedly harder to complete the three-star requirements as you need to complete all three requirements…

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Mr. Crab Review

Mr. Crab Review

Everything old is new again thanks to the iOS platform, and while the rotating-tower platformer is certainly not a new one, Mr. Crab manages to bring a breath of fresh air to the dusty concept. And hey, not everyone is an ancient curmudgeon like me, so party on you crazy kids. Speaking of party, prepare to get your hat-head ready as Mr. Crab has a penchant for noggin-covers. This is more of an aside, but as Dave has mentioned before, gamers love their hats - it's a mystery for the age…

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The Other Brothers gets control update

News By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
The Other Brothers gets control update

While we did enjoy The Other Brothers, one of our main concerns with the game was its controls. They were a bit on the sloppy side, and kept moving themselves around the screen rather than staying in one spot. Well, thankfully, 3D Attack Interactive has taken heed of the criticism thrown at the game and released an update that should answer some of the concerns a lot of people had with the game. As well as adding different touch screen control options, the new update also adds support for the iCade and iControlpad devices, letting you experience the game with physical controls if that's more up your alley. There are still a few quirks with the updated controls, but they do seem to be a da…


Cling! Review

Cling! Review

Instead of a platformer, Cling is amusingly referred to as a 'pegformer', and this is as accurate a description as any. As a capsule toy in a vending machine, you get stuck on your way to the hands of a small child, and now your squid-y tendrils must navigate the pegs, clear the hazards, and reach the end of each stage safely. There are two control schemes that you can switch between with a simple shake of your iPhone. The first is a system where by touching the screen in the directio…

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Dream Chaser Review

Dream Chaser Review

With so many endless runners, it relieves us game reviewers when we see a new idea brought to the table, as small a change as it may be. What can stand to infuriate us more than just an average entry into this genre is if the change ends being to the detriment of the whole experience. That's where we find ourselves with Dream Chaser, an endless runner that while having an endless mode also includes a story mode, where the mechanics and intricacies of the game are spread out alongside a…

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Gemini Rue Review

Gemini Rue Review

A few years ago Gemini Rue was released on PC to a lot of critical praise. A cyberpunk science fiction tale about a police officer named Azreal trying to locate his brother who is being held at some sort of deep space memory wiping and retraining facility, you play as both characters as the narrative unfolds towards a stunning climax that earns this title the mantle of one the most interesting adventure games to be released in years. Now it's on iOS! The trick with this review is not t…

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App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th April, 2013)

Wrapup By Dave Flodine, 1 year ago
App Wrap Up (Week Ending 12th April, 2013)

Hey hey readers, and welcome to another installment of the App Wrap Up! We're back to iPhone-centric trailers this week, although I do have another iPad only update in the works (plus some other specific installments)... but that's for the future. The present is now! Let's look at some trailers for games that may have passed under the radar and comment on them!   Sorted! (Mighty Kingdom Pty Ltd) A game about sorting objects into their own shaped holes. Simplistic? Yes, but with the arcade timer, and presentation, I think this might be more difficult and addictive than some might give it credit for.[App Store Link]   Strip Music Box (Illkill.) Yes it's another rhythm game.…


Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

News By Harry Slater, 1 year ago
Cut The Rope dabbles with time travel

It's been a couple of years since Zeptolabs released a proper sequel to Cut The Rope, the physics based twine snipper that introduced the world to Om Nom, a candy obsessed froggy alien thing with an appetite for sugar that only you can sate. Well, there's a new adventure for Om Nom on the way and it looks like it's going to involve jumping through different periods in time thanks to a fantastical machine. We don't have a lot to go on so far, save for some images from the Facebook profile of Burger King, who are running a promotion to tie in with the game, of Om Nom in pirate get up and wearing a viking helmet. We've also got a story trailer, which we've embedded below, that shows Om Nom fo…