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Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Review

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Review

Storm Raiders by Atypical Games and Revo Solutions has been given a huge visual overhaul, giving the Sky Gamblers series exactly what it needed to remain the best in show. Considering previous titles had almost perfected flight simulator gameplay for the iOS platform, pairing the game up with famous locations, rendered in gorgeous detail and polished with high resolution textures makes this a must-have all on is own. However, leaving the review there would skip over important details,…

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Super Hexagon Review

Review Terry Cavanagh By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Super Hexagon Review

Sometimes the simplest titles can be the hardest to review. When there's depth, it can take a large paragraph or two to explain the mechanics at play, but on the opposite end, you may be clambering for anything to fill space. If it hasn't been given away yet, Super Hexagon by Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV fame is a very simple game. One shouldn't take that as reason to overlook this title however, for we have a word for when simplicity meets quality, and that word is elegance. At the menu…

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Dragon Island Blue Review

Review NTT Resonant Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Dragon Island Blue Review

With dragons thought to be an extinct species, and you just happening to find a dragon egg next to your village, a grand adventure begins. When first loading up Dragon Island Blue, it wasn't set in stone what type of game we were expecting to play, but what unfurled is a mix between an old school JRPG and a mix between Pokemon and Monster Hunter. The game begins with you choosing what element of dragon you've found out of the four elements of water, fire, air, and earth. From here you…

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge Review

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Review

Shantae is a half genie. She finds herself on a quest to travel all over Sequin Land to stop the evil pirate wench Risky Boots, who has stolen a magic lamp capable of terrible power. Predictability aside, what we have here is an old school platformer as you travel left or right from screen to screen, collecting items, defeating enemies, and engaging in boss encounters. Platformer fans should feel right at home. The game uses an on screen joystick and buttons. Shantae can move left or…

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Bring Me Down Review

Review Hany Malek By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Bring Me Down Review

You know those physics puzzle games where you have to remove blocks to safely drop a character on the ground below without having him roll off the edge? Bring me Down is one of those games... in 3d! Does the extra dimension help or hinder? Let us find out. Each level starts with this monster trapped in a spherical cage. By tapping on the blocks he's resting on, they disappear, and then physics happens. The goal is to get the monster to the ground below (along with the two bananas as w…

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MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 3 months ago
MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Let's get this out of the way first. If you're a NFL fan and are looking to play some Gridiron on your iPhone, Madden 12 has enough content and solid gameplay to make it a worthwhile purchase. For everyone else, let's delve a little deeper. The game is played with a combination of touch mechanics and an on screen joystick and buttons. Whether on offensive or defense, you can select a play from your team's book (with every team having their own unique plays), or you can use the touch s…

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Etolis: Arena Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Etolis: Arena Review

With an arcade puzzle title already under their belt, developer Facet Studios has turned their hands towards something a little more action oriented with their Chillingo released title, Etolis: Arena. In what is now a fairly familiar situation for iOS gamers, you'll be pitted against waves of enemies that need to be mowed down in succession in order to survive this twin-stick genre death trap. There's not much in the way of control customization and players will need to stick to the s…

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Dead Space™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Dead Space™ Review

Haters will hate, but Electronic Arts have done a lot in my eyes to show just how progressive they've become in the gaming industry and their latest release of Dead Space for iOS devices only helps to solidify this position. With Dead Space 2 dropping on major consoles and PCs this coming week, iDevice users have an opportunity to play the events leading up to the start of the new title and it's no  Sunday picnic. The controls are limited to only one setup, however much like the…

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Ozone Review

Review Ignacio Sanchez Gines By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Ozone Review

Developer Geardome asks their customers, "Can a game be a piece of art?". The debate over this may rage on in tiny pockets of the internet (and in some cases in mainstream media), but truthfully 'Ozone' by Geardome skirts awfully close to art and delivers an experience that's complex and dazzling in its execution. Your orb is pushed around the game's various mazes by touching a direction on the virtual d-pad. This releases a small portion of your remaining gas, which in turn shrinks y…

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iEscaper!2 -Escape from the Castle of Doom- Review

Review CELLNAVI By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
iEscaper!2 -Escape from the Castle of Doom- Review

The escape the room game become popular on the PC as a host of simple flash games emerged trapping the player in an area with some fiendish puzzles and pixel hunting. The genre made an excellent leap to the iphone platform last year with iEscaper - Escape from the Ninja's Lair, and now the sequel is upon us, titled iEscaper 2 - Escape from the Castle of the Doom. As a ninja, you make your way into the Castle of Doom to obtain the Crystal of Dragon, though finding said crystal and getti…

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STREET FIGHTER IV Review

Review CAPCOM By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
STREET FIGHTER IV Review

If you're going to make a fighting game for the iphone, you best be sure you get the controls right, especially if multiplayer is involved. Street Fighter IV by Capcom has been released on the touch device and it's amazing how faithful it is to the proper arcade/console version. Control is all touch based, using an on screen joystick and four buttons with the touch controls being very responsive. This reviewer had trouble pulling off special moves when needed, but has always had that…

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Radio Flare REDUX Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Radio Flare REDUX Review

The rhythm action genre is a rare one. Aside from Rez not many games have done it well. Radio Flare Redux (RFR) is here to change all that with some good ol fashioned shoot'em up action. Piloting your ship and making waste of all in your path is standard for a shmup but doing it all to the beat of some high quality music makes this quite the experience. RFR uses a duel finger control scheme. Your left thumb controls your ship, while your right locks onto enemies. You can lock onto mul…

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X Games SnoCross Review

Review ESPN By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
X Games SnoCross Review

Snocross is what you get when you combine snowmobiles and motorcross. It's a high adrenaline sport with plenty of jumps to show off tricks, and it makes a good idea for a videogame. X Games Snocross by ESPN lets you take control of medalists Levi Lavallee or Heath Frisby as you race around tracks, zoom off jumps and try and performs as many tricks as possible before landing again. Control is tilt based. Tilting left and right steers the snowmobile while the buttons accelerate or put y…

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FINAL FANTASY II Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
FINAL FANTASY II Review

Along with Final Fantasy, Square also put up the sequel Final Fantasy II on the appstore. Like the first, this is a port of the Dawn of Souls remake for the GBA and PSP. The original game was released on the Famicom in 1988 and never made its way over to US shores. Instead of picking classes this time around, you play as three war orphans who are almost killed by the forces of the empire of Palamecia. Control like the first game is mostly touch based, with movement handled by a virtua…

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Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 11 months ago
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X Review

There's a danger in porting games from the current generation of consoles to hand-held devices simply because they tend to never capture what made the game so special in the first place. Tom Clancy's HAWX has been brought to the App Store by Gameloft and shatters any doubts about providing an authentic experience on your iPhone. HAWX is a dog-fighting flight simulator that errs more towards arcade gameplay than it does realism. The game's set in a semi-fictional modern technological w…

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