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Home » Apps with tag '2D'

Here's that free-to-play Metal Slug tower defence game you all asked for

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Here's that free-to-play Metal Slug tower defence game you all asked for

It seems SNK Playmore have stopped porting old Neo Geo games to iOS long enough to make a their very own Metal Slug game. Metal Slug Defense leverages the classic 2D sprites and backdrops from the shooter franchise to create its universe. You'll be able to unlock 60 units over the course of the game, and face-off against opponents in over 100 different locations. Tapping on character icons cause those troop to spawn from your base and advance towards the enemy stronghold in a manner that will be familiar to anyone who has played a tower defence game. Free-to-play elements allows you use in-app purchases to power-up your base and troops, so you can expect to be investing cash a…


Wayward Souls Review

Review Rocketcat Games By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
Wayward Souls Review

In theory, games with procedurally generated levels can offer an eternity of gameplay. For this near endless resource to be worth tapping, however, the journey has to be worth revisiting.  The moment we stepping into the cruel and unforgiving world of Wayward Souls, we felt oddly at home. Its top-down 2D perspective gives the game a classic 16-bit RPG look, while the brutal permadeath runs and persistent leveling underscore the game's roguelike heratige. Wayward Souls embraces th…

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Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Review Gameblyr, LLC By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Stealth games always run the risk of leaving you inactive. By necessity, they demand you pay attention to the world around you, learning patterns and waiting for your moment to skulk unseen through the shadows. Unfortunately, this means that rather than playing, much of your time is spent simply watching. Developer Moonshot Games clearly understood this problem, and has tried to address it with Third Eye Crime: Act 1. You take control of Rothko, a master thief. Set in noir ‘50s…

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New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
New roguelike dungeon-crawler Wayward Souls out on iPhone and iPad

2D pixel-art dungeon crawlers may be as common as a +1 long sword, but they still have an allure. So, when we saw that developer of Super QuickHook Rocketcat Games had released Wayward Souls on the App Store, it caught our attention. This top-down action game takes the form of a roguelike. You have to jump into procedurally generated dungeons in an attempt to defeat beasties, unlock more challenging areas in which to farm better loot, and improve your chance of survival. Wayward Souls gives you a choice of six characters. Each has their own skills and fighting styles to master as you journey through the games 13 different area types. New environments will bring with them their…


Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

News By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
Stealth puzzler Third Eye Crime: Act 1 creeping onto the App Store tonight

Third Eye Crime: Act 1 is a noir stealth puzzler that casts you as Rothko, a smooth talking criminal with the telepathic power to predict his enemies’ movements. Giving you the ability to see the path of Rothko’s pursuers certainly gives the thief an edge in his career of choice. Played from a top-down perspective, the game lays the puzzle out before you as you try and guide the criminal through the world to his target. This eliminates some of the guess work usually associated with such stealth titles, while also removing the need to memorise your enemies search patterns. Coming from Moonshot Games, a studio made up of former Bungie staff, Third Eye Crime is designed as a cinem…


Endless-run-and-gunner John Mad Run is available for free on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Endless-run-and-gunner John Mad Run is available for free on the App Store

Happymagenta’s new endless runner John Mad Run has just dashed onto iPhone and iPad. You take control of John as he runs for his life through a series of industrial levels. John is wanted dead, not alive, so you'll have to slice, shoot, and burn your attackers without remorse if you want to survive. As the trailer below shows, John Mad Run follows fairly a standard endless-runner formula. You must jump between three paths, avoiding or killing enemies as you see fit. Footsoldiers are occasionally accompanies by larger enemies such as tanks, so you'll need to rifle through your arsenal to find something sturdy enough to blow the tracks off a Panzer. If that sounds like your pa…


Procedurally generated mining game Mines of Mars out on Thursday

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Procedurally generated mining game Mines of Mars out on Thursday

If no one can hear you scream in space, then on Mars we suspect no one can hear you whimpering in the dark hoping that death doesn't find you. This is because the new trailer for Mines of Mars – which will be released onto the App Store on March 6th - is dripping with the kind of atmosphere and loneliness that is usually reserved for reserved for Metroid. This comparison is no coincidence. Developer Crescent Moon Games cites Nintendo's classic exploration game and Motherload in as their inspirations for the Mines of Mars. Set in dark and moody 2D environments, Mines of Mars is, at its core, a procedurally-generated mining game. It is not a complete sandbox however, as the explo…


Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

There are few games that try to utilise the periodic table as a gameplay mechanic. Bytesized Studios has done just this, howeve,r with Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider, a collect-'em-up that mixes elements from Ikaruga, Osmos, and basic chemistry. Starting as tiny a hydrogen molecule, your aim is to build the little element up from Helium to Lithium, right the way  to Ununoctium, the largest theoretical element. To do this, you must gather positive and negative energy charge…


Minigore 2: Zombies Review

Review Mountain Sheep By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 7 months ago
Minigore 2: Zombies Review

Minigore could easily be considered one of the staple titles of the iOS platform - despite its (now) relatively mundane concept of throwing hordes of enemies at you while you control the hero with a twin-stick setup, its execution and presentation remained the high-water mark for a long time. Mountain Sheep's sequel, Minigore 2: Zombies, returns without pomp or ceremony. As soon as you load up you're dumped straight in to the first stage and you can choose to use the auto-aim system o…

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Sphoxie Review

Review Olivier Archer By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 7 months ago
Sphoxie Review

While the iPhone has created a resurgence of 2D platforming titles, the 3D platformer has been kind of neglected. Perhaps it's because the added challenge of creating a camera and a three dimensional space worth exploring is a daunting task, but regardless, it makes it so that when a 3D platformer is released, it's almost a novelty. Sphoxie is such a platformer. You play the titular named character who is a sort of blue sphere who gets sucked into a portal and trapped in a hostile worl…

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Heroes of Order & Chaos - Multiplayer Online Game Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Heroes of Order & Chaos - Multiplayer Online Game Review

For those that enjoy MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas), the idea of being able to play a portable version of a game they may have loved for years is something equally beautiful and terrible to think about. On one hand the sheer complexity inherent in a genre with such a diverse amount of heroes and items (and the combinations there of) can be mind-boggling; a truly difficult thing to replicate on a touch-based mobile gaming device. On the other hand, Action-RPGs have proven the…

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Meganoid 2 Review

Review Pascal Bestebroer By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
Meganoid 2 Review

Much like the original Meganoid, its sequel keeps things fast, furious and simple. Did I say simple? What I meant to say is 'it's brutal', but you'll not be able to blame the game (at least not directly) for any mistakes you make as the controls are dead easy to learn (left, right, jump, and double jump). Orange Pixel have nailed their virtual controls, which is an absolute godsend. The reason it's so helpful is because everything else about the game is entirely unforgiving. Stages a…

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N.Y.Zombies 2 Review

Review Foursaken Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 8 months ago
N.Y.Zombies 2 Review

N.Y.Zombies 2 by Foursaken Media is the sort of game that makes you glad that a developer is willing to listen to their fans. Building upon the original in just about every way, it's still a flawed experience, but one that manages to exploit the mixed state of realism and fantasy. No lengthy story set up is needed - zombies are here and you need to survive. What follows is a series of missions that follow a fairly basic story filled with protecting survivors and attempting to escape t…

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Polyroll Review

Review Justin Craig By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Polyroll Review

Polyroll is a platformer that takes more than a little inspiration from the original Sonic the Hedgehog game. The evil Kaiser Kiwi has captured Polyroll's friends, and through rolling, jumping, collecting gems, and power-ups, it's up to you as the player to save them (There is ambiguity here as I am not really sure exactly what kind of creature Polyroll is meant to be). Graphically a lot of the game suffers from this issue. The sprite art is pretty competent and varied, and looks like…

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