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Home » Apps with tag '2D'

VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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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1000: Find 'Em All! Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
1000: Find 'Em All! Review

Do you find the monotony of fighting enemies over and over for fancy items frustrating? Do you have a bit of an obsessive compulsive need to explore every inch of a game you play? Most importantly, are you interested in a game that's fun and friendly for the entire family? 1000: Find 'Em All by Glu is a game all about exploration, not just in the virtual world, but also in the real world. Find 'Em All is a simple title of exploration where your character wanders around the game world…

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Glow Hockey 2 Review

Review Natenai Ariyatrakool By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 7 months ago
Glow Hockey 2 Review

If you were to blend Air Hockey with the neon glow of Las Vegas, the resulting smoothie would come out looking somewhat like Glow Hockey. Glow Hockey is a simple Air Hockey game for the iPhone that replaces the table, puck and sticks with neon glowing counterparts. As per other Air Hockey games, you control your stick with your finger and simply drag it to hit the puck when it enters your side of the table. There's nothing outlandish or different, but the controls are simple and respo…

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Nanosaur 2 Review

Review Pangea Software, Inc. By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 7 months ago
Nanosaur 2 Review

Time travel is always a tricky issue. There are enough loop holes and technicalities that will disprove just about every single theory. But in Nanosaur 2, when gun wielding dinosaurs from the future are thrown into the mix, it’s safe to say that accuracy isn’t a key part of the game. Players control the Nanosaur and must travel back in time to retrieve a number of stolen dinosaur eggs and safely return them to the future. Movement is controlled by tilting the iPhone and we…

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Ghosts'n Zombies Review

Review TipCat Mobile By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Ghosts'n Zombies Review

Ghosts'n Goblins. Ghouls'n Ghosts. These are names that can conjure up a deep seeded fear that represents some of the harshest platformers to grace arcades and home consoles. So it's no surprise that some may avoid Ghosts'n Zombies by Tipcat Mobile expecting another platformer, but those who do avoid it will be missing out on a fun and challenging action shooter that's perfect for gaming on the go. Ghosts'n Zombies is the story of an elderly monk and his quest to eliminate the demons…

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Comet Racer Review

Review Donut Games By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 8 months ago
Comet Racer Review

The newest in Donut Games' lineup of arcade games for the iPhone is Comet Racer. Comet Racer is a simple, top down racing game where you fly a spaceship around paths cut out of asteroids in the shortest amount of time possible. Like many of Donut Games' games, the controls are very easy to use and understand, with a button for acceleration and two buttons to steer left and right. You need only steer your spaceship around the asteroids, avoiding the walls and occasional missle whilst t…

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Battle Blasters Review

Review Little Guy Games Inc By Luke Bartley, 4 years, 8 months ago
Battle Blasters Review

Battle Blasters is a futuristic combat sport which pits ruthless warriors against each other in a fight for survival, all for the entertainment of the veiwing audience. Players take up position at the top and bottom of the screen and must annihalate the opponent using projectile attacks and shields for defense. Players use the touch screen for all movement and attack moves, and for the most they are quite intuitive. Tap in your area of play to move around and avoid attacks, swipe at y…

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RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED Review

RIDGE RACER ACCELERATED Review

Riiidge Racer! Who could forget that beckoning call in the arcades? Ridge Racer has finally hit the iPhone but unfortunately, this one is something to steer clear of. The usual game modes are on offer, Arcade, Duel and Survival. Arcade is a basic race, Duel pits you against another car, and Survival is exactly as it sounds, with the last place car being eliminated each lap. Controls are limited to tilt steering, and is one of the worst implementations this reviewer has seen. They just…


Arctopia: A Puzzle Game (Chapters 1-14) Review

Review Alexander Williams By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 8 months ago
Arctopia: A Puzzle Game (Chapters 1-14) Review

Arctopia is a chilled out puzzle game that puts players in control of a small penguin as he must extinguish a number of small fires in each level. To do so, you’ll need to move around large ice cubes, create new cubes and manipulate other obstacles. Players control the penguin’s movement by using the onscreen arrows and can create ice cubes by tapping on the snowflake icon. Ice can only be created on a downward diagonal angle and you cannot directly put out flames adding a…

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Heavy Mach 2 Review

Review IndieAn By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Heavy Mach 2 Review

Heavy Mach 2 by IndiApps is a surprising title, if only because it's a sequel that dares to try a radically new approach to its gameplay. Instead of bouncing your way through a side-scrolling 2D world, your "Mach" is viewed from a top-down view and plays like a tactical action RPG which brings the series closer to serious mech-battles than ever before. Gameplay is controlled using a radically unique single-finger touch system. Touching enemies locks your Mach on to them and fires auto…

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Need for Speed Shift Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Need for Speed Shift Review

It's hard to put some prejudices behind and while racing games are generally fun, they also lack a lot of energy and feel like they're entirely interchangeable. Thankfully the cure to this lethargy is simple as Need for Speed Shift isn't just fast and furious, it's so good you'll be smiling in 60 seconds. One of the first solid features of the game revolves around your chosen difficulty settings. Depending on your selection features like auto-braking, steering assist, auto transmissio…

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