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Corn Quest Review

Corn Quest Review

When a genre is firmly established, two things generally happen - you end up with your niche fans who almost exclusively live and breathe said games, and you start to push out a lot of regular folk who are sick of seeing the same thing over and over again. Still, the tower defense gameplay has remained a popular one despite its almost rigorous formula. Even still, it's nice to be reminded that there are still fresh ideas to be explored and Corn Quest by Namco manages to nicely use the…

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Bug Assault Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Bug Assault Review

It's all out insect war! Well actually the insects are pawns used in a skirmish between birds and squirrel but the game is called 'Bug Assault' for a reason. With a set amount of health, can you eliminate the approaching hostile bug swarms while protecting the ladybugs? With your trusty bug zapper at the ready, you'll soon find out. Bug Assault has an incredibly simple yet amazingly realized control scheme. Touch the screen with one index finger to create a zap point. Touching the scr…

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Rocket Fox Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Rocket Fox Review

Sometimes a game can fail to come together, even if most of its individual parts aren't particularly lacking in polish, due to one critical feature failing to deliver. Despite the cute premise, presentation and fun gameplay ideas in Rocket Fox by Namco Bandai, the controls fall horribly short of what the game deserves. As the cute foxy protagonist 'Guy' you must set alight all of the rocket-flowers by bouncing on them. Each flower has a different effect, ranging from bouncing you high…

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Mooniacs Review

Mooniacs Review

When transporting Jujubees, it’s probably best not to tie the crate to your rocket with a rope. At least, this is what I have gathered from the introduction to Mooniacs by Bad Juju Games and Namco Networks. So, as it would happen, in order to collect the precious cargo you’ll have to combine the capabilities of each Mooniac by bouncing them around the screen in a precise manner. With that said, ‘precise’ isn’t easy to gauge. Players only have one try to c…

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MAPPY by NAMCO Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
MAPPY by NAMCO Review

Oh man. Things just got real. MAPPY by NAMCO has finally found its way on to the App Store and now a whole new generation of gamers can experience the bizarre madness of this classic arcade title.Your goal as Mappy the Police-mouse is to recover the items stolen by the infamous cat-burglars the Mewkies and their leader Goro (or Nyamco if you're used to the Japanese name). Unfortunately this also means you're going to be a walking snack for the cats as you roam around each house, but as…

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Puzzle Quest 2 Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Puzzle Quest 2 Review

By now, just about every electronic device capable of doing so has been infected with a three-match game of one kind or another and it's not hard to understand why, because simply put 'it sells'. Puzzle Quest 2 by Infinite Interactive and published by Namco on the App Store takes the already insanely addictive formula of three-match and RPG mechanics from Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords and packages it in a new way that remains just as potent as ever. After selecting one of fo…

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SPLATTERHOUSE Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
SPLATTERHOUSE Review

Back in the day when Arcades weren't just a collection of networked racing titles, light gun shooters or ticket machines, I had a bit of a crush for SPLATTERHOUSE. I don't mean to say I loved the game, but at the time I loved what it represented: the gritty, gory side of gaming. And now  Namco Networks America have resurrected this classic and incredibly difficult beat'em-up. Though to be fair this difficulty comes from the controls instead of the game itself, though three diffic…

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BIT.TRIP BEAT Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
BIT.TRIP BEAT Review

If we consider Pong to be the equivalent of a popular child actor of its time - seen everywhere, but not quite fulfilling its potential - then BIT.TRIP BEAT is that child actor's attempt to reinvent itself during the heady early 90's period, full of synth beats and slatherings of neon to hide its aging concept. That may sound harsh, but BIT.TRIP BEAT by Namco is a hard title to enjoy despite its basic gaming roots of hitting pixels back with a paddle you can move up and down the scree…

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TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE Review

Terrorists and evil-doers around the world are at large, planning their secret evil plans to do evil things, but thankfully the world has Giorgio Bruno on its side and his one-man cavalcade of destruction will put all the wrongs right again. This is Time Crisis 2nd Strike. The first game from Namco Networks hit the App Store over a year ago and while it wasn't the prettiest of games it still managed to work well for iDevices at the time. Since then the game has undergone a few superfi…

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PAC-Match Party Review

PAC-Match Party Review

Those who remember Google's recent logo-replacement might be aware that PAC-MAN has hit its 30th anniversary and the pop-culture icon has been popping up everywhere. In the latest of PAC-related titles for the App Store, Namco have released a new three-match title, PAC-Match Party to celebrate the event. By now most people should be familiar with the basic controls for three-match titles and PAC-Match does very little to change things up. Various icons representing the various fruits…

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ACE COMBAT Xi Skies of Incursion Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
ACE COMBAT Xi Skies of Incursion Review

Almost fifteen years after the first Ace Combat game for the Playstation, Namco has brought their arcade dog fighter to the App Store. Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Incursion is partnered with the well received PSP installment of the series and has a lot to live up to with such a strong pedigree behind it. In keeping with the arcade style of the series, Ace Combat uses simplified controls that can be mostly automated depending on your difficulty settings. Tilting controls the movement of yo…

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Garters & Ghouls Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Garters & Ghouls Review

The steampunk fantasy genre has always been a fascinating concept with its cast-iron constructions, gear driven gadgets and just a touch of the occult to make it all work. With this in mind Namco have released Garters & Ghouls (GnG), a twin stick shooter that features a zombie-killing undead babe. GnG may play like a twin-stick shooter, but it feels like an action RPG as you grind your way between areas collecting power-ups and cash to upgrade your character. The controls are stan…

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RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 5 months ago
RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED Review

Riiidge Racer! Who could forget that beckoning call in the arcades? Ridge Racer has finally hit the iPhone but unfortunately, this one is something to steer clear of. The usual game modes are on offer, Arcade, Duel and Survival. Arcade is a basic race, Duel pits you against another car, and Survival is exactly as it sounds, with the last place car being eliminated each lap. Controls are limited to tilt steering, and is one of the worst implementations this reviewer has seen. They just…


Isaac Newton's Gravity Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 6 months ago
Isaac Newton's Gravity Review

Isaac Newton’s Gravity is the latest physics based puzzle game offering from Namco. The goal of the game is to set up objects within a level so that when you push play, gravity takes its course causing one of the objects to push a red button completing the level. A great deal of effort has gone into the controls, giving the player the ability to rotate the objects and place them in a very intricate fashion. This however, causes some frustration as each piece must be intricately…

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PAC-MAN Championship Edition Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Kelly Mitchell, 4 years, 6 months ago
PAC-MAN Championship Edition Review

Based on the popular Xbox Live Arcade Game, this latest Pacman port to iphone still offers the same classic core gameplay of the original, but has been revamped with new modes, mazes, puzzles and enhanced graphics. The game offers a mixed variety of controls which is a big plus. As with all Pacman games precision moment and timing is the key to winning. Players can choose to use the D-Pad, directional buttons or finger/thumb swipe control schemes. Unfortunately there is currently no t…

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