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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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Ragdoll Blaster 2 Review

Review Backflip Studios By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 1 month ago
Ragdoll Blaster 2 Review

Ragdoll Blaster was a really fun game by Backflip Studios. Trying to shoot ragdolls out of cannons into a target in as few shots as possible made for some clever level design and addictive gameplay. Well, the sequel is upon us, and the goal is the same. The question is have they expanded upon the idea enough to warrant an entirely new game? Control is just like the first. Touch the screen to shoot the cannon. The power of the shot is determined by how close or far away from the cannon…

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Farm Frenzy 2 Review

Farm Frenzy 2 Review

Farm Frenzy 2 is the much anticipated and definitely needed sequel to the farm management and strategy series from Alawar Entertainment. Much like the original, it's still a frantic game that requires precise management at higher levels, but new refinements to the artwork and interface make this a much more polished product. Each level presents the player with a specific challenge to complete that requires careful management of your resources to succeed. All of the controls are touch…

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Kingdom of Gnester Review

Kingdom of Gnester Review

Bejeweled is without a doubt one of the most recognizable and widely accepted forms of digital catnip for the casual gamer. Kingdom of Gnester takes this basic form of three-match gameplay and combines it with an excellent platformer that's not only challenging but often full of irreverent humor to enjoy. The titular Gnester is on a quest to forge his own kingdom and by playing a three-match game you give him the powers necessary to complete his journey. Matched gems fuel different ab…

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Garters & Ghouls Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month 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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Monkey Flight Review

Review Donut Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Monkey Flight Review

Banana fueled jet propelling farts, trampoline elephants and palm tree catapults... all this and more could be yours to enjoy if you try Monkey Flight by Donut Games. Ok, ok, perhaps it's not quite so compelling when you say it that way, but flinging a monkey is far more fun than it sounds. Monkey Flight is a high-scoring catapult game in the same vein as games like Crazy Penguin Catapult and scores you on the amount of fruit you pick up while bouncing around the screen. There are sev…

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Cliffed XL Review

Cliffed XL Review

Cliffed is a twitch gaming, race to the bottom style game in which you must simply manoeuvre your character around ledges and rocks faster than the screen moves to catch you. Whatever you do, don't blink, unless you want to get Cliffed. The controls in Cliffed are very easy to use with the 2 sides of the screen set apart for you to control your character's movement left and right with your thumbs. By double tapping the area, you perform a quick dash which can give you that valuable ti…

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YAHTZEE™ Adventures Review

Review Electronic Arts By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 1 month 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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Pro Surfing Review

Review Traction Games By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 1 month ago
Pro Surfing Review

Pro Surfing is a surfing game for the iPhone in which you can either freeplay to achieve a big score, or compete in a surfing tour to try to beat scores of NPC opponents on waves around the world. Whilst the controls are fairly intuitive, they are not easy to master. Your surfer is controled on the waves by tilting the iPhone to turn. There are also 5 buttons on screen that allow you to stall or perform various tricks when you get air off a wave. Getting your surfer to do what you wan…

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Arodius - A Dual-Stick Shooter with Plentiful Power-Ups Review

Review Mobile Force By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Arodius - A Dual-Stick Shooter with Plentiful Power-Ups Review

Sure, you could draw a parallel between the name Arodius and classic arcade shooter Gradius, but you'd be leading yourself astray. Despite some similarities to arcade shooters this latest release from Mobile Force is a great twin-stick shooter that's just begging to be your favorite. There are no strange controls to be had with Arodius as it sticks to the usual left-stick to move and right-stick to fire controls. A special weapon button appears at the bottom of the screen once you've…

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VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers Review

The Action-RPG is a genre that can take a lot of beating. It's a flexible genre that lets you put as much or as little of each genre into the mix and still "get away with it". Vanquish: The Oath of Brothers is the latest Action-RPG from Gamevil and tries something new with a more "on rails" experience. Vanquish sports the usual virtual analogue stick and buttons that you'd expect, but the game is not as simple as it seems. Combat is fairly standard, with the usual combination of attac…

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Doodle Army Review

Review Chad Towns By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 2 months ago
Doodle Army Review

Since the inception of iPhone gaming, it seems stick figures have found their new home. Doodle Army is the latest of these in which you play the stick figure version of Rambo, running through 2D levels, mowing down enemies in your path with a plethora of different weapons. The controls are fairly standard with on screen buttons for left, right and jump, as well as the option to either drag your finger where you wish to shoot, or to use another controller button to do the aiming. These…

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Giana Sisters Review

Review Kaasa solution GmbH By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 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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Implode! XL Review

Implode! XL Review

If you've ever watched the documentaries where demolitions experts bring down buildings with incredible precision and thought to yourself, "I could do that", then Implode! for the iPhone might just be the game for you. Implode! is a puzzle game in which you are given a 2 dimensional chalk drawing of a structure to which you must attach strategically placed explosives in order to bring down the structure to below the required line to advance. The controls have been well thought out and…

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DOOM II RPG Review

Review id Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
DOOM II RPG Review

Role-playing games (RPGs) have had a long and interesting history, stemming from text based adventures that later became action orientated, turn-based dungeon crawlers. These complex games were often too complex for a broader audience to enjoy, but as gamers grew so too did the RPG. id Software's latest game on the App Store is Doom II RPG and proves that there's still some teeth to the old dungeon crawler. In keeping with id's experimentation with simpler interfaces for touch devices…

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