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Karate Champ Review

Review Revolutionary Concepts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Karate Champ Review

It's hard not to recognize Karate Champ in one way or another, especially as it heralded the beginning of a new genre of games by being one of the first side-on fighters for the arcade. Revolutionary Concepts has brought a full adaption of the classic arcade title to the iPhone for players to once again re-live the glory days of a fighter that required true skill to master. In keeping with the original arcade title, players are given two virtual arcade sticks at the bottom of a portra…

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StarCannon Review

StarCannon Review

Jagex Game Studio, better known for their great selection of free games online have recently released a port of their popular shoot'em-up title 'StarCannon' for the iPhone. Strangely, something seems to have been lost in translation and this title bears very little resemblance to the game's progenitor. Like most recent shoot'em-ups, StarCannon uses a touch and drag system to control the player's ship. Firing is automatic while touching the screen and the ship will automatically steer…

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Review

With Sonic the Hedgehog being on every electronic device that's in some way wired to the internet (and possibly on some varieties of toasters), it was only a matter of time before the sequel made its debut. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was a landmark title for the Genesis (or Mega Drive for those of you outside the US) that is still one of the consoles highest selling games. Much like the port of Sonic the Hedgehog for the iPhone the controls are simplified with a virtual d-pad for movement a…

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The Saboteur™ Review

The Saboteur™ Review

The Saboteur, released by EA for major consoles was received with mild interest. Set in 1940's occupied France, you play Sean Devlin on his quest for revenge against the Nazis. Hands-On Mobile has just released an iPhone version of the game, but just like its bigger brother on the 360 and PS3 it's a great game that just manages to miss the mark in every way. Sean is controlled from an angled top-down 2D perspective as he runs around causing general amounts of mayhem and destruction. A…

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Dawn of Discovery - Harbor Review

Review Ubisoft By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month ago
Dawn of Discovery - Harbor Review

Dawn of Discovery is the latest installment in the Anno series, a game that focuses on resource management with a touch of real time strategy. This iphone port takes one element of the PC release and creates a very addictive time manangement game through thirty six missions. As the harbour master, it is your duty to manage traders to make your daily quota and expand your business. Everything is controlled by touching and dragging. Traders queue up to enter your harbour, and you choose…

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Mega Man® II Review

Review Beeline Interactive, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month ago
Mega Man® II Review

This is a difficult review to write. Mega Man II is this reviewer's favourite videogame of all time. This 1988 release on the NES has been ported to the iphone with a whole new streamlined experience. Dr. Wily is at again, and it's up to Megaman to stop his nefarious schemes. This iphone port comes with a few options that affect controls and gameplay. The game can be played in portrait or landscape view. Portrait makes the touch joystick and buttons harder to use while landscape featu…

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Rayman 2: The Great Escape Review

Review Gameloft By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month ago
Rayman 2: The Great Escape Review

Back when every developer and their dog was making 3D platformers, one of the standouts was the Rayman series by Ubisoft, with its ghost limbed protagonist and colourful world. The sequel made its way into 3D and has now been ported to the iphone. The Glade of Dreams has been taken over by robot pirates from outer space! They have imprisoned most of the locals. Rayman must collect the thousand Lums and reunite four magical masks to awaken the world spirit to get rid of the pirates. Co…

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Star Wars The Force Unleashed Review

Review THQ Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Star Wars The Force Unleashed Review

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (TFU) is THQ's port of the Triple-A title of the same name for major consoles from 2008. TFU was originally released at the same period as the console game and had a lot to live up to compared to its technologically advanced big brothers. Each level of the story campaign will have you scrambling to execute gesture controls to eliminate your enemies. At the time, TFU's console version made a big splash for its complex physics and AI models, so a lot of ti…

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FINAL FANTASY II Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month 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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FINAL FANTASY Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month ago
FINAL FANTASY Review

Final Fantasy brings back a lot of memories. Originally released in 1987, it was one of the first console RPGs to gain popularity due to its battle mechanics, giant explorable world and intriguing story. The game was remade in 2004 for the Nintendo DS, ported to the PSP in 2007, and now that same port is on the iphone in 2010. The world has descended into chaos and a prophecy speaks of the warriors of light that will carry the world crystals and restore them to their former glory. The…

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YAHTZEE™ Adventures Review

Review Electronic Arts By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 2 months ago
YAHTZEE™ Adventures Review

If you are or were a fan of Hasbro's scoring die game Yahtzee, then EA's iPhone port of Yahtzee Adventures offers a great new way to play an old favourite. The main adventure mode has you playing against various NPCs around the world to hone your Yahtzee skills and try to beat them all. The controls are well thought out allowing you to shake the iphone to roll the die or simply click the cup to roll them. You then click the die you wish to hold after each roll until you choose your be…

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Rise of the Triad: Dark War Review

Review Mobila Interactive, LLC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 2 months ago
Rise of the Triad: Dark War Review

Originally developed by Apogee software in 1995, Rise of the Triad is a FPS boiled down to its elements. Get to the exit of each level while collecting as many points and inflicting as much damage upon your enemies as possible with a multitude of fun weapons and powerups. Does this iphone port capture the fun of the original however? Mobila have ported the game with a huge selection of control options, but none seem to be optimal. After testing all four main ones, this reviewer found…

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Plants vs. Zombies Review

Review PopCap By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 2 months ago
Plants vs. Zombies Review

Popcap is known for some very popular addictive titles and has had some great success in porting these to the iphone. Now, just short of a year of its PC release, the cutesy tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies is now available on this mobile device. There is a pack of zombies roaming the neighbourhood and as a local homeowner, you must use the power of your garden (and the help of Crazy Dave) to repel the undead horde. Control is fantastic. Every action is a touch away, and even whe…

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Broken Sword: Director's Cut Review

Review Revolution By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 2 months ago
Broken Sword: Director's Cut Review

With the iPhone’s embrace of the classic point and click adventure genre, more and more ports of old franchises have come into development. The latest addition to the iTunes store is Broken Sword: Directors Cut, originally released on PC in 1996. You take control of French Journalist, Nico and American Tourist, George as they must unravel and uncover a long trail of deception, murder and mystery. While some point and click adventure games have had some minor control faults on th…

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Driver™ Review

Review Gameloft By Kelly Mitchell, 4 years, 2 months ago
Driver™ Review

Its been 10 years since Driver was first released on the PC and PSOne, and now thanks to Gameloft players have the opportunity to relive the action and excitement of this classic now on iPhone. For those who aren't familiar with the title, Driver is an open-world driving game which follows the story of Tanner, an undercover cop who has been chosen to infiltrate a criminal syndicate by posing as a talented getaway driver. Unlike similar titles such as GTA and Gangstar, Driver focuses p…

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