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Shadow Era TCG Review

Review Kyle Poole By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Shadow Era TCG Review

Don't be fooled by its outward appearance as a free game - Shadow Era, much like any Trading Card Game (TCG) is designed to suck you in and trap you until you've emptied your pockets, your spare time and maybe even your friends. OK sure, I'm being melodramatic and not everyone is going to become obsessed about a new TCG, but basing the gameplay on something as popular as the World of Warcraft TCG and making it free is sure to snag a few people. Like most TCGs the gameplay revolves aro…

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Etolis: Arena Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Etolis: Arena Review

With an arcade puzzle title already under their belt, developer Facet Studios has turned their hands towards something a little more action oriented with their Chillingo released title, Etolis: Arena. In what is now a fairly familiar situation for iOS gamers, you'll be pitted against waves of enemies that need to be mowed down in succession in order to survive this twin-stick genre death trap. There's not much in the way of control customization and players will need to stick to the s…

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Stylish Sprint Review

Review playus soft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Stylish Sprint Review

These days, if you're going to make an endless runner you better have a gimmick that will drag people in. Stylish Dash by playus soft seems to take this idea to heart, though building a game almost entirely out of gimmicks might be taking things too far. Tap to jump; tap mid-air to double-jump; tap and hold a third time to fly - by now this sort of control scheme is pretty much ingrained in the iOS gamer's consciousness, but it's great to see the addition of a 'flying' system as this…

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Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden FREE Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden FREE Review

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden is exactly what it sets out to be, a Zelda-like; and to perfectly frank, it doesn't do a bad job of it either. Despite walking a line that straddles originality and shameless parody, Gameloft's latest title remains engaging despite some questionable flaws. Jumping in to the game is relatively simple, especially for those familiar with similar 3rd person action…

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Touch Fly Review

Review Zepetto By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Touch Fly Review

With so many huge Triple-A titles and even amazing Independent titles providing iOS gamers with such great value, it's hard to remember at times that you're playing games on a mobile device. That may sound silly, but not every game needs to reach for these lofty standards and Touch Fly by Zepetto sticks to a simple endless formula for those after a quick, fun experience on the go. Touch Fly re-ignites the flames of 'The Hare and the Tortoise' race with a bit of jet-fuel as the Tortois…

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Hero Project Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Hero Project Review

It seems that Glu really have a deft hand when it comes to taking the drag out of freemium titles and Hero Project is no exception to this as it exchanges time wasting in the form of re-arranging your virtual town for punching bad guys in the gut. It may sound silly, but when most social titles expect you to pop in for a brief moment or two before waiting for the next push notification it's nice to finally play something a bit juicier. After creating your superhero you're introduced t…

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ILLUSIA Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
ILLUSIA Review

By now the Korean mobile game developer GAMEVIL has earned an almost permanent free-pass for its new RPGs, having already shown just how well they can pull them off with heavy hitters like HYBRID, ZENONIA and even their sports-based titles like Soccer and Baseball Superstars. ILLUSIA represents another small shift in the game catalog of GAMEVIL and players can now test their platforming and action-RPG skills while attempting to save the world of Aztaran. After picking between the star…

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Sentinel 3: Homeworld Review

Review Origin8 By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Sentinel 3: Homeworld Review

Sentinel 3: Homeworld by Origin8 is a powerful new entry in to the 'Sentinel' series of tower defense titles and not only does it demonstrate a level of visual polish that's stunning, it shows a cunning amount of gameplay depth as players slowly work their way through a challenging campaign. Homeworld fits in to the classic style of tower defense games, with towers being locked in to fixed positions around the winding paths that the enemy creeps follow. There's a strong focus on minim…

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Deep Deep Dungeon Review

Review iQubi Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Deep Deep Dungeon Review

Rogue-like's are a strange breed of RPGs that have managed to survive the test of time, thanks in part due to modern adaptions that gave rise to the loot-focused action-RPG genre. While Deep Deep Dungeon by iQubi may not have the same depth as a true rogue-like, nor even that of an action-RPG, it still manages to get its hooks in with the promise of new treasures and larger numbers. Each floor presents players with a randomized maze of paths interspersed with enemies and treasure. Bat…

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Alien Space Review

Review Owens Rodriguez By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Alien Space Review

While Alien Space by Owens Rodriguez may look like your typical twin-stick shooter with upgrades, don't be fooled in to thinking it's the same as the usual bunch with passive and suicidal AI enemies that can't wait to be blown away. These enemies can't wait to blow YOU away and they'll use everything you have at your disposal to do it. The controls are standard for a twin-stick, with movement on one stick and aiming/firing on another and players can switch between a primary and second…

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Ultrablast Review

Review RetroFlux By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Ultrablast Review

After the recent epilepsy-inducing madness of Dodonpachi Resurrection it's great to step things back a little in the shoot'em-up genre by slipping in to Ultrablast by RetroFlux. While it may not feature over the top bullet hell style gameplay, its storyline and dynamic game mechanics make this a different beast to approach. Players can choose between three basic movement controls either using touch, virtual stick or tilting to maneuver around the screen. Firing is automatic, however p…

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iShoot 2 Review

iShoot 2 Review

It has been some time since iShoot stormed the App Store and gave people a seriously fun turn-based shooting challenge for their iDevices. With the release of iShoot 2 by Naughty Bits fans of the original might be diving at the opportunity to pick up the sequel, but it might also be worth pausing for a moment as there are a few changes that may not sit well with fans of turn-based shooters. The controls have changed, utilizing two large slide bars near your tank to set the general pow…

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RISK Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
RISK Review

Well here it is. The real thing. After an official partnering between Hasbro and Electronic Arts we now have the first legitimate 'RISK' title for the App Store, but was it really worth the wait when so many competitors already roaming the same territory? It's a natural question to ask, especially considering there have been variations on the 'world domination' board-game gameplay since the iPhone was released. Gameplay follows the strict basic rulings of the board game and players ca…

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StarDunk - Online Basketball in Space Review

Review Godzilab By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
StarDunk - Online Basketball in Space Review

If basketball, online gaming and the 'flick' genre of minigames were put in a blender, you'd still only just start to approach the kind of game StarDunk by Godzilab is like. Players can choose between left or right handed orientation, placing the ball and hoop at opposite sides of the screen depending on your choice. To aim, all you have to do is place your finger down and drag around the screen to set your throw strength and angle. An indicator helps to align your shot and while this…

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Wolf Boy Review

Review NAVER Corp. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Wolf Boy Review

Wolf Boy by NHN Corporation puts you in the all too familiar situation of being on a casual stroll with your 'gal' when all of a sudden... out of nowhere... some 'bad dude' decides to kidnap her. Being a super-powered dynamo of a teen werewolf you set off to take on the near-endless slew of enemies that stand in your way. Wolf Boy plays much like other 2D beat'em-up titles, with d-pad controls to dash left and right and two buttons to jump and attack. After defeating a number of enemi…

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