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Home » Apps with tag '2D'

Star Wars: Cantina Review

Review THQ Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Star Wars: Cantina Review

I guess it was really only a matter of time before the App Store was graced with a Star Wars themed management game. You play as Nia Adea in THQ Wireless' latest game Star Wars: Cantina and being the friendly happy-go-lucky lass that you are, you plunge headlong in to the world of managing a cantina to help your friend. Cantina keeps things simple and only requires tapping to perform actions. To counter this simplicity the game quickly throws you in the deep end, serving up more rowdy…

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ESPGALUDA II Review

ESPGALUDA II Review

ESPGALUDA II by Cave is the real deal when it comes to 'bullet hell' shooters and despite being five years in the making for this adaption, nothing is lost from the 2005 Arcade original. This is the sort of game that makes regular shooters look like a stroll in the park and despite its fierce looks, this is a game that can be enjoyed by gamers of all levels. ESPGALUDA II opts for several control levels with left and right hand variants to give players a fighting chance to learn the ga…

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Bounce On 2: Drallo's Demise Review

Bounce On 2: Drallo's Demise Review

Barring the excellent return to form of Sonic Rush, SEGA have had troubles recapturing what made Sonic the Hedgehog such a great platformer. It's hard to shake the feeling that Team Phobic have cracked an element of what made Sonic so good and have distilled it in to their latest game Bounce On 2: Drallo's Demise. There are two basic movement controls with the default being tilt based, but for those who are more comfortable with virtual pads buttons are also available. The level of co…

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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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ZENONIA® 2 Review

ZENONIA® 2 Review

There's really not much to say about Gamevil's latest release of Zenonia 2. If you were a fan of Zenonia or of Action RPGs in any way, then this sequel is immediately worth grabbing thanks to a plethora of tiny upgrades that have made a great RPG even better. For those that still need convincing, read on. Much like the first in the series, gameplay revolves around an Action RPG style that's easy to pick up and play. The virtual pad moves your character, while a large action button per…

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Flick Bowling 2 Review

Flick Bowling 2 Review

If Doc Brown from Back To The Future had a crazy German half-brother, he'd be Baron Von Schtopwatch, the mad professor who hassles Jim and Jen at their local bowling alley. Stay with me on this one because it gets weirder. Your goal is to return to the modern day while challenging figures from history after Von Schtopwatch sends you back to ancient Egypt. Storyline aside, Flick Bowling 2 by Freeverse is a strange beast to handle. The "true to life" physics as the developers put it mak…

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BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak Review

BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak Review

Let me summarize the story of BioDefense: Zombie Outbreak - A meteor hits Earth; Zombies roam the Earth; Mankind fights for its survival. Now that we have the stock plot requirements in place, lets get back to blasting endless waves of zombies! With its unique mix of RTS and Tower Defense gameplay, this is a huge step forward for developer Resolution Interactive who have previously made their name with the Moto franchise. Gameplay boils down to two main duties of branching out and cap…

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Castle Fantasy Review

Castle Fantasy Review

Castle Fantasy by Croquis is a great new release for action-platformers on the App Store. While its controls still leave a lot to be desired, almost everything else is polished and kept simple making this a perfect addition to any hardcore gamer's collection. As with most standard side-scrollers the controls make use of virtual buttons to move side-to-side, jump, attack or shoot. Quirks such as only being about to double-jump while jumping up can throw off experienced platformer fans,…

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

Review CELLNAVI By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month 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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Project "Thor" Review

Review Jury Shortki By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Project "Thor" Review

Project Thor by Jury Shortki is a bit of an odd-ball when it comes to classification. Strictly speaking it's another castle-defense game, but replace castle with planet and defense with Arkanoid. If nothing else, Project Thor demands attention for being so genuinely unique. It's hard to describe the gameplay, but it goes a little something like this: While defending a new planet for humanity, you control a giant shield that reflects incoming attacks while building a large temporary "o…

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Funkyball Worlds Review

Review Handmark, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Funkyball Worlds Review

Sometimes it's frustrating to find that a new App that strives to be more than just a simple mechanic palmed off as the entire game itself. Funkyball Worlds by Handmark is a stand-out from the most other physics-based platformers thanks to its charming elegance that makes it easy to pick up and play, but hard to put down. The trick to Funkyball is all in the friction. Levels consist of a series of platforms that need to be navigated while avoiding traps as you charge your way to the g…

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The Hero - 2nd Edition Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
The Hero - 2nd Edition Review

So, imagine you're a super hero. Of course you're invincible; have crazy super powers like flying, freeze rays and super speed; and without a doubt you're covered in spandex. Enter, The Hero by Chillingo and Traplight Games - an action title that finds you in the role of a superhero attempting to save the world while sparing the time to give his fans a high-five or two. In each of the game's levels you must defend the city from a plague of attacks ranging from basic fires to insect in…

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iBumpy Galaxy Review

Review Ivanovich By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
iBumpy Galaxy Review

iBumpy Galaxy by Ivanovich is a puzzle platformer that's not exactly easy get excited about. As a free game it's hard to complain about the basic gameplay, but when you're asked to pony up the cash for the remaining levels any issues you have with the gameplay start to look like serious flaws. To be fair to iBumpy, it's a very basic concept - collect as many objects in each level as you can and reach the exit. The faster you do this with the maximum amount of items, the better your fi…

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Raging Thunder 2 Review

Review Polarbit By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month ago
Raging Thunder 2 Review

There are plenty of racing sims on the appstore, but sometimes you just feel like an arcade experience. Raging Thunder 2 has you driving as fast as possible, smashing into things and vying for first place. Earn enough cash and you can purchase new cars, and upgrade them for faster driving, and more intense smashing. Like most iphone racers, acceleration is handled automatically and turning is tilt based. There is a button for braking and one for boosting (and you'll definitely be hold…

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Alert! Incoming! Review

Review Floodlight Software LLC By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 1 month ago
Alert! Incoming! Review

Alert! Incoming! is a space shoot em up whereby the player takes on the role of a large defence laser that must destroy incoming enemies before they reach your shields and destroy your ship. With no instructions or tutorials, you must learn the controls on your own which involve holding your finger and sliding it across the arrows on the bottom to aim your laser. To change weapons, you tap on the weapon icon to choose which defence weapon you wish to use. However, changing weapons has…