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Home » Apps with tag '2D'

Inotia 4 Review

Review Com2uS USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Inotia 4 Review

As it is, and so shall it always be, given the fullness of time, yet another sequel to a somewhat popular KRPG series makes its way on to the App Store. Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel by Com2us is the next on the chopping block, and it seemingly fails to learn from the past, instead seeking to exploit its free-to-play status. You are once again in the control of a teenager keen to prove himself (in this case as the 'virtuoso' of the Shadow Tribe) and you're thrown in to a 'whirlwind' st…

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Saving Private Sheep 2 Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Saving Private Sheep 2 Review

Wolves eat sheep. Everybody knows this, but did you know that a well placed porcupine will cause a wolf to cough that sheep right back up no worse for wear? A sheepish general observed by luck this phenomenon and now armed with this knowledge, a platoon of sheep soldiers, slingshots, and a load of porcupines dedicated to the cause, it's time to wage war on the wolves and rescue as many wooly brethren as possible. In the vein of Angry Birds and the countless other games in the physics…

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Wacoon Jump! - Super Land Platformer Review

Review Yannick Berthier By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Wacoon Jump! - Super Land Platformer Review

The heyday of the platformer was the 16-bit era of the early 90s. At this time many games tried to emulate the success of those on top of the genre, but few really came close to understanding what made the Marios and Sonics work so well. Lately on the iPhone we've seen a small resurgence of the 2d platformer, and Wawa Land is the latest entry. What we have here is a game that has a lot of great ideas wrapped in good presentation. Why are these good ideas you ask? Well because most of t…

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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 12 months ago
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2 Review

CAPCOM generally doesn't skimp on the details when it comes to its fighting game releases on the App Store. It seems almost counter-intuitive to think a serious fighting game could be successful on a small touch-screen, but Street Fighter IV has shown that it's not only possible, but also a lot of fun. As such it's almost unfortunate for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 to feel as rushed as it does, suffering from bloated controls on smaller iDevices and visuals that looked muddied thanks to poor…

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Gunman Clive Review

Gunman Clive Review

When one thinks of run and gun platforming set in the wild west, one might think of the fantastic arcade title Sunset Riders. Now western games are rare in themselves but there is a market for them, and with western platformers being ever rarer, it's nice to see a game like Gunman Clive emerge. The girl has been captured by the villain and it's up to Clive to rescue her while enacting some old western justice on all who stand in his way, be they outlaw, predator or waterfowl. One of t…

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Bug Princess 2 Review

Bug Princess 2 Review

There are shooters and then there are bullet-hell games. Yes, we've said it before, but CAVE's long-running obsession with placing players against impossible odds is well known to iOS gamers now, but even amongst fans there's a game that remains utterly daunting. Bug Princess 2, the 2006 Arcade sequel to the classic original, takes no prisoners thanks to its ridiculously scaling up modes of difficulty. By almost all other accounts, Bug Princess 2 is easy to pick up thanks to its famil…

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Fireball SE Review

Fireball SE Review

Back when everyone and their best friend were playing Geometry Wars, I found the 'Pacifism' mode of Retro Evolved 2 to be my absolute favorite. All of the over-the-top twitch-based shooting was shelved to make way for skillful piloting as you balanced along the fine line of risk vs. reward. Fireball SE by Luke Schneider takes a crack at the same formula, albeit with some fresh twists that will have you risking more than you can handle. Players can choose between either a fixed or floa…

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Hunters 2 Review

Hunters 2 Review

Rodeo Games first impressed us here at AppSpy when they released their clean and simple strategic turn-based shooter 'Hunters: Episode One' last year. Its weakness, though, was a lack of depth, choosing instead to generate near-infinite amounts of content to make up for this. Their newly released sequel has gone a step further, opting to provide players with more opportunities to customize their gun-toting crew and more importantly, packaging in a storyline to keep you motivated. It's…

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Azkend 2 - The World Beneath Review

Review 10tons Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Azkend 2 - The World Beneath Review

Traveling on a boat from Liverpool, England to New York, you find yourself swept up in a maelstrom and awaken beneath the waves, embarking on an adventure full of wondrous locations untouched and unseen by any explorer before. To back up this intriguing tale with gameplay, Azkend 2 takes the popular match three formula, adds its own unique spin, and throws in some easy hidden object diversion for good measure. The match three game is based around fixing or acquiring lost or broken obj…

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Bubble Jets Review

Review Social Agogo By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Bubble Jets Review

[This is review is featured in the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 16th of March, 2012 as its Mini-Review of the week] It's quite possible that as a child you were subjected to the evil frustration that was the water-jet puzzle. While they came in a whole range of styles, their most important feature was a complex maze of blockades that prevented you from successfully floating whatever it was inside the water in to its goal. After several maddening afternoons I must have sworn them off co…

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CHAOS RINGS II Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
CHAOS RINGS II Review

When people ask about 'Triple-A' titles for the iOS platform, SQUARE ENIX and Media.Vision's 'Chaos Rings' series invariably works its way in to the conversation. In some ways it's an unfair example and not to diminish the importance of the first title, but it doesn't hold up compared to similar titles in the genre across other platforms. Omega, the sequel, acted more as an extension of the story of the world the characters inhabited, switching up the central focus and giving a strong…

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Cavorite 2 Review

Review Cascadia Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Cavorite 2 Review

I bet you thought that after the first Cavorite, Dr. Cavor escaped from the moon with his anti-gravity formula and made his way back home safe and sound. Not when there's a sequel to make! Running out of fuel, the good doctor makes an emergency lunar landing and goes to work in the moon's caverns to find enough gems to finally get off this tide-controlling rock for good. If you've played the first game, you should know what you're in for. Each level is a small puzzle that is based aro…

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Gridrunner Review

Review Llamasoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Gridrunner Review

Once again I brace myself for entering in to the hyper-stylized world that Llamasoft inhabits in order to get to grips with their latest release, Gridrunner. Don't be fooled though, this isn't the first time developer Jeff Minter has tinkered with his C64 and VIC-20 title (PC gamers may remember the insane remake from a few years ago), but in what seems like a surprising display of conservative design, the iOS release shares a lot of similarities with the original title. This is great…

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League of Evil 2 Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
League of Evil 2 Review

When League of Evil first hit the App Store, it proved (once again) that platformers don't have to feel clunky and imprecise thanks to poor controls. The snappy and responsive system of double-jumps, wall-sliding and wall-bouncing allowed for complex level designs that tested the players skill, making every star earned feel like a badge of honor. League of Evil 2 doesn't so much as push that boundary any further as it refines an already amazing title in to something with better visual…

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Reckless Racing 2 Review

Review Polarbit By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Reckless Racing 2 Review

Strangely it doesn’t feel as though much time has passed since Pixelbite first introduced iOS gamers to their Reckless Racing franchise, though this may be in-part thanks to a mid-year release of Reckless Getaway reminding players of what the developer can pull off. Reckless Racing 2 doesn’t disappoint as it blasts on to the App Store, showing just how top-down racing should look, feel and play on hand-held touchscreen devices. From the outset the game feels rough and toug…

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