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Blot Review

Review Majestic Software By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Blot Review

A lot of the time it can be hard to be a fair when you see so many instances of the same game. The trick then becomes to look for the innovative or failing that, what the title has to offer in terms of fun. Blot is essentially Jetpack Joyride taking place on a student's school notebook full of sketches. It is this setting however that provides the angle for which reviewing yet another Jetpack Joyride clone can be tackled. You control a blot of ink weaving its way through the hazards o…

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The Adventures of Tintin™ - The Game Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 10 months ago
The Adventures of Tintin™ - The Game Review

During the hottest of the long summer days at high school, one of the best ways to beat the heat was to score a spot somewhere in the air-conditioned library and while the time away with a humorous novel or more rarely, a graphic novel. New printed editions of Hergé's Tintin series were some of the most prized acquisitions and soon I'll be able to relive the same experience as I beat the seasonal heat while enjoying Tintin in the cinemas. The release of Gameloft's tie-in game,…

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Anthill Review

Anthill Review

The ants are marching and god help you if you get in their way! With the iPhone's innovative use of touch controls, it's been nice to see a glut of strategy games available. What Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense does is put a unique spin on real time strategy gameplay by combining finger drawn paths with resource management and unit upgrades. The goal of each level is to withstand the waves of attacking insects, and to protect your anthill. You do this by creating ants to defend your h…

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Flick Golf Extreme! Review

Review Full Fat By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Flick Golf Extreme! Review

It's odd what you might consider 'missing' from a game until you're handed it on a plate. While Flick Golf by Full Fat is still a fun distraction, it's not terribly exciting. I hear you asking, 'But it's golf - what else did you expect?' - well, it seems that the latest incarnation of the series has answered this question. How about teeing off from a helicopter on to an aircraft carrier? How does that float your boat? If you're not already familiar with 'flick' titles in general, the…

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Cave Run Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Cave Run Review

It's deja vu time again and Cave Run by Ravenous Games brings another horizontal platform runner to the ever increasing party of titles. In order to score big you'll need to help your treasure-hunter to collect coins as he attempts to escape the crumbling depths of the cave he's stuck in. And much like others there's no real surprises with the controls, with a simple tap allowing you to jump higher depending on how long you hold down. This does become somewhat critical to keep an eye…

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Icarus-X Review

Review The Quadsphere By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 6 months ago
Icarus-X Review

What could be more exhilarating than rocketing along at super-sonic speeds while blasting away enemies? Icarus-X doesn't think much else is needed with its challenging vertical shoot'em-up gameplay that can border on the impossible for some. Two standard SHMUP control schemes are available for players to use. The default 'Direct' scheme moves your ship to the top of your finger and follows it as you swipe around the screen, while the alternative 'Relative' scheme moves the ship relati…

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Sparkle the Game Review

Review 10tons Ltd By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Sparkle the Game Review

The match three marble popper is a genre with a lot of entries and not much innovation. Sparkle, the latest marble popper entry isn't exactly innovative either, but it blends a couple different ideas together and presents them very well. You travel through Cranberry Woods clearing strings of marbles, exploring the woods, and earning amulets which grant you powers. Control is all tap based. You tap on the screen where you want the marble to shoot and if you pop a marble into two or mor…

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B-Boy Beats Review

Review Tag Games Limited By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 8 months ago
B-Boy Beats Review

It's always nice to see new attempts at innovative gameplay within the rhythm genre. B-Boy Beats is a rhythm game where you travel around New York engaging in dance battles with hip hop backing, using your fingers in the place of legs as you cut up the dance mat. Control is very reminiscent of the Ouendan series on the DS. You use your fingers to tap or slide along circles in time with the music, and the better you do, the higher your score and multiplier goes. The controls themselves…

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Giana Sisters Review

Review Kaasa solution GmbH By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Giana Sisters Review

After the market crash for games in the early 80s, the rest of the decade was dominated by the rise of Nintendo and 8-bit gaming. Super Mario Bros clones were common, but none went so far as The Great Giana Sisters in 1987 who had to pull their game from the shelves, but all is not dead for the Giana Sisters as Armin Gessert and Bad Monkee resurrect their franchise for the App Store. Giana Sisters is a basic platformer and uses four basic virtual buttons to move left and right, jump a…

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GloBall Review

Review Robot Super Brain By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 8 months ago
GloBall Review

For those of you who strive to be the best at any games you play, who spend hours making sure that your highscore ranks in the top 100 leaderboards then GloBall might be the perfect game for you. GloBall is a gravity based ball game where players roll around a maze, smashing different coloured gems in order to max out your highscore. Players control the speed and direction of their ball by tilting their iPhone. There are a number of different power-ups and score multipliers that you c…

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Sway Review

Review Illusion Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
Sway Review

It has to be said, but the main character in Sway by Illusion Labs looks like something directly out of a nightmare. However, this smiling reptilian will lazily swing her way through each level of this physics sim in an attempt to rescue her friends. As you'd imagine, swinging is the main mechanic here and the controls are quite simple in their design. The left and right halves of the screen control the left and right arms of your chosen character (of which there are up to 10 to unloc…

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Ursa Minor Review

Ursa Minor Review

Ursa Minor is an action adventure game where you take control of a bear, not so cleverly disguised as a bee in hopes of stealing some honey. You begin your raid on the bee hive and must steal as much honey as you can before game over; which occurs when you’re stung five times by the bees. Players control the bear’s movement by tapping on him and dragging him across the iPhone screen. You will need to fly close enough to the bees without hitting them in order to collect the…

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iTotem Idol Review

Review Alan Liu By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
iTotem Idol Review

iTotem Idol is a physics based puzzle game where players must remove blocks from a small structure or tower without knocking off the small man on top. Your goal is to remove the specified amount of yellow blocks and as fast as you can without allowing your man to fall. Players must tap on the yellow blocks to remove them from the game. It is up to you to make sure that you calculate your block removal, as structures that become unbalanced will topple. But don’t rely on the game…

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Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler Review

Review Backflip Studios By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 3 months ago
Ragdoll Blaster - A Physics Puzzler Review

Puzzle games are always fun for a diversion, but add physics, and it becomes hard to put down. In Ragdoll Blaster, you control a cannon that fires ragdoll puppets. The goal of each level is to hit a bullseye using as few ragdolls as possible. By changing trajectory and the strength of your shot, obstacles can be shot over, and objects can be interacted with in order to reach your goal. The cannon is controlled via the touch screen. By dragging and tapping, the targeting reticle is mov…

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F.A.S.T. -- Fleet Air Superiority Tactics! Review

Review SGN By Dave Flodine, 5 years, 3 months ago
F.A.S.T. -- Fleet Air Superiority Tactics! Review

F.A.S.T. Or Fleet Air Superiority Training is a fully functional dogfighting flight simulator utilizing tilt controls for your iPhone. Choose a fighter jet, and engage in air combat either one on one, with a teammate or against a challenge. The goal is straightforward. Shoot down the enemy jets while avoiding being shot down yourself. This game really utilizes the accelemoters in your iPhone. Flying is handled by tilting the iPhone forward, back, left and right (although you can press…

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