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Home » Apps with tag '2D'

Junk Jack Review

Review Pixbits SRL By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Junk Jack Review

There's a sort of epiphany, a miniature moment of enlightenment if you will, that comes from a lifetime of playing video games. It can come even earlier than this, but you start to see the vast reams of games you've played as a rainbow of genres, each one blurring seamlessly in to the next with some becoming the strongest example of a specific moment. If you've not played the free-form exploration title Minecraft you've done yourself a disservice; while I personally dipped in and out…

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Zombieville USA 2 Review

Review Mika Mobile, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Zombieville USA 2 Review

For those who have been iOS gaming for a while now, Zombieville USA is somewhat of a classic icon of the platform - while it wasn't terribly complicated, trying to survive as long as possible while having limited resources made for a fun distraction, if not actually compelling gameplay for some. Times have changed though and what was refreshing compared to the limited amount of titles available back then isn't quite so fresh any more, so how does Mika Mobile's sequel, Zombieville USA 2…

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Bring Me Down Review

Review Hany Malek By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Bring Me Down Review

You know those physics puzzle games where you have to remove blocks to safely drop a character on the ground below without having him roll off the edge? Bring me Down is one of those games... in 3d! Does the extra dimension help or hinder? Let us find out. Each level starts with this monster trapped in a spherical cage. By tapping on the blocks he's resting on, they disappear, and then physics happens. The goal is to get the monster to the ground below (along with the two bananas as w…

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Galactic Phantasy Review

Galactic Phantasy Review

When you first look at a game like Galaxy Pirate Adventure by Sunfish Studio Limited, it's hard not to be misled and think you're in for a Privateer-like experience set in a pirate-infested universe. The first hint is in the game's description as it clearly calls itself a 'full 3D RPG', which is literally exactly what it is. You play as the Prince of Pirates, however you've been cast out in to the 'waters' by your father (the 'King' of Pirates if you're wondering) to adventure and gro…

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Bring Me Sandwiches!! Review

Review [adult swim] By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Bring Me Sandwiches!! Review

It seems Adult Swim are on a rampage at the moment and their collection of high-quality games for the iOS platform has once again expanded with the release of Grumpyface Studio's title Bring Me Sandwiches!!. Set in a typically unreal cartoonish world, your character is targeted by a gigantic alien invader as the sole provider of sustenance. So now, with the help of the Secret Service, you'll collect everything you can possibly fit on to a slice of bread to satiate the alien's hunger.…

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SHADOWGUN Review

Review MADFINGER Games, a.s. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
SHADOWGUN Review

Sure, we've had shooters before on the App Store and they've been received with mixed amounts of love and hate. Some of the best have gone on to become shrines of multiplayer fun, but the single-player experience has often been lacking as you're left with the usual draw-by-numbers war-torn battlefield formula. SHADOWGUN by MADFINGER Games, better known for their Samurai series have busted out with a gorgeous cover-based shooter in an attempt to break this routine. Sadly it stumbles fr…

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AeroDrift Review

Review Alan Marghitola By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
AeroDrift Review

Time-trial racers can range from the most mundane or vehicular simulators to the most insane of concepts such as flipping gravity. jAggy Race by SevenOnly mashes the two ends of the spectrum, ending up with something that feels more like an arcade racer injected with some seriously whacky psychotropics and despite the handful of levels available you're unlikely to master this game any time soon. This is, simply put, because the game is not above changing the rules mid-race, often seve…

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Flapcraft Review

Review Pixelmator Team By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Flapcraft Review

Here we are again, back on the high bluffs of a mountain, crazy contraption in hand and a death-wish in the heart as we push our viking in to the blue-yonder in an effort to fly further than ever before. No, we're not reviewing Vikings Can Fly! again, but rather we're taking the screws to Flapcraft by Pixelmator Team. Flapcraft follows the basic formula found in many 'flying' games, with the protagonist earning points that go towards the occasional upgrade that affects the speed, flig…

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NFL Rivals Review

Review NaturalMotion By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
NFL Rivals Review

Are you ready for some football? At least the most exciting part? That would be the tackles and touchdowns by the way. Yes it seems that Natural Motion has acquired the rights to the NFL license and have re-skinned their Backbreaker franchise to take advantage of not only the real teams, but the rivalries and match-ups of the upcoming season. If you're played any of the Backbreaker games, you should be familiar with the controls. Tilting the iPhone moves your player either left, right…

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To-Fu 2 Review

Review HotGen Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
To-Fu 2 Review

How far can you stretch a premise? That was a joke. You see in To-fu 2, you play a block of tofu who stretches to ping his way onto walls in search of the ever elusive kitty fortune cookie. For those who played the original game, not too much has changed. You use your finger to stretch the tofu in the direction you want him to fly, and he'll stick to the corresponding piece of wood. Obviously spikes will kill him, but there's metal which he will ricochet off, glass he'll slide down, a…

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Frogger Decades Review

Frogger Decades Review

Updates of a classic arcade game can be a tricky balancing act. You're trying to entice fans of the original so the gameplay needs to be very similar, yet to bring in new fans, it has to be different enough to warrant a look. Frogger Decades comes very close to this balance but ultimately falls a bit short. The game is based around the jumping mechanic which is handled by swiping on the right side of the screen. Want to jump in a certain direction, just swipe there and Frogger will ho…

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DrawRace 2 Review

Review Ubisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
DrawRace 2 Review

The last time we saw RedLynx on the App Store was after their release of 1000 Heroz, an ambitious time-trial style platformer with daily unlockables (amounting to a crazy amount of levels if you happen to jump on board right now). Drawrace 2 marks the return of RedLynx's signature line-drawing title under the banner of Chillingo with just about every aspect of the game receiving a turbo-boost injection of shiny features. Just like some finely tweaked race-car, the basic engine of simp…

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Jetpack Joyride Review

Review Halfbrick Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Jetpack Joyride Review

There were two particularly interesting results that came of Brisbane-based developer Halfbrick studios release of Monster Dash (a fun, but basic endless runner) last year. Firstly it was the introduction of Barry Steakfries - a rebel without a cause and all-around monster slaying badass. Secondly, a temporary power-up allowed you to soar through the sky on the wings of a gatling-gun jetpack - if that doesn't evoke a Tim the "Toolman" Taylor style series of grunts, I don't know what wi…

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HECTOR: Ep2 – Senseless Acts of Justice Review

Review Telltale Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
HECTOR: Ep2 – Senseless Acts of Justice Review

A little over a year later and Hector has returned in an all new adventure. The last episode left on a cliffhanger, as Hector entered the sniper's building only to find a laptop controlling a rifle aimed right at him. The game starts with Hector escaping from being shot in the face, and then having to find his way out of the building to hunt down the mysterious culprit. Control, while not perfect is pretty intuitive. Dragging your finger along the screen will reveal hotspots that can…

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iBlast Moki 2 Review

Review Godzilab By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
iBlast Moki 2 Review

Despite my time at AppSpy, I can't claim to have 'played them all' (the games that is) and as such when a sequel like iBlast Moki 2 from Godzilab drops out of the blue it's hard to know if you're looking at an improvement or just an update. Thankfully it's not hard to use the 'way-back-when' machine to make a comparison and suffice to say if you enjoyed the first title, you're going to have a literal blast with the new one. What makes iBlast Moki 2 so much fun is the way in which play…

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