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Home » Apps with tag 'special effects'

Hexius Review

Review Phasic Labs Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Hexius Review

Hexius by Phasic Labs is an interesting beast to approach and could easily be mistaken for a 3-match game, but instead of swapping and matching gems you'll need to drag up your 'Where's Wally' skills to quickly and efficiently find all the matching tiles spread around the field. Once your first tile is selected you'll have to find and select all the matching tiles to continue, however selecting an incorrect tile will allow you to restart your sequence. Depending on the path created by…

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PrincessFury Review

Review MoStar By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
PrincessFury Review

You're a tiny, angry, purple-haired princess and you have a big sword. A VERY big sword. An evil overlord has invaded your land and that doesn't sit well with you. In Princess Fury by MoStar you'll get to blitz your way through hundreds of enemies with powerful magical attacks and your trusty army of knights by your side. Getting started couldn't be easier as the game's earlier tutorial levels ease you in to the mechanics of Princess Fury. A virtual stick allows you to move your Princ…

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Babo Crash HD Review

Review Playbrains By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Babo Crash HD Review

Madballs... they were a true product of the mid-80's with a signature 'gross' factor common to toys marketed to boys and the inevitable tie-in to modern media resulting in a TV series, a video-game and even comics. Thanks to a modern revival of the products a successful 3D shooter was developed for the Xbox 360 and instead of dropping a scaled down version on to the App Store, developer Playbrains have tried their hands at a three-match instead. To match the energetic and spectacular…

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Guitar Hero Review

Guitar Hero Review

It seems that when it rains at Activision, you can expect triple-A titles to pour on to the App Store. The (in)famous Guitar Hero franchise has landed on the iPhone and has almost literally blown the opposition out of the water with years of rhythm game design being packed in to this dense little App. Gamers will get a chance to play the guitar and bass in this title, giving you more bang for your buck as you attempt to master each instrument and unlock new instruments and outfits to…

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Love Love Review

Review Bambalam By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Love Love Review

With so many Apps coming out each day - some from major companies, most from independent groups - it's easy to miss some real gems. Love Love by Bambalam is a diamond that shouldn't be passed over if you love puzzle match titles. In a similar vein to Dr Mario inspired games, blocks enter the screen as paired groups using each of the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) or a gray 'broken heart'. Matches are made by joining 4 or more same colored blocks directly, however there's an add…

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Tesla Wars Review

Review Pavel Tarabrin By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Tesla Wars Review

In Tesla Wars by Pavel Tarabrin your aim is to defend your giant Tesla-coil as you zap, explode or slice and dice the incoming stick-figure army. Simple 2D graphics are combined with beautiful special effects and fast-paced gameplay to make this castle-defender an exciting and compelling game to master. Your main weapon for the game is the titular Tesla-coil that can unload a painful dose of electricity, Red Alert style, at your enemies by directly touching them. Enemies can be left h…

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Poodle Invasion Review

Review frederico machuca By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Poodle Invasion Review

You're a green blob, poodles are invading... somewhere and while you're falling from space you'll dodge and blow up the invaders while munching down on the occasional sushi. Throw in some pixel-art and some chip-tune music and you've got Poodle Invasion by Frederico Machuca. Incoming poodles can be avoided by tilting your iDevice left or right, while a destructive force-field can be deployed around your green blob by double tapping the screen. There's a bit of momentum to contend with…

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Toxic Jump Review

Review Pastelgames By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Toxic Jump Review

Toxic Jump by Pastelgames is an interesting take on jump-based endless games, placing you in control of a vegetable on a quest to escape being canned. You'll leap from platform to platform in this horizontal scrolling adventure while avoiding mutated creatures, toxic slime and other obstacles in your way. The jumping controls are similar to those used in archer-defense titles, with the power and angle being determined by where you tap and drag the directional arrow. Some leeway is giv…

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Flick Baseball Pro Review

Review Freeverse, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Flick Baseball Pro Review

'Flick Baseball Pro' is the latest in Freeverse's 'Flick' gaming series and transforms traditional arcade baseball games in to something unique for the iPhone. Whether you're after a quick 3-inning match or a fully featured 165 game season, you'll have the opportunity to not only help your favorite city in winning the league, but you can even customize them or create your very own team to compete with. Virtual d-pads and buttons are completely ignored in Flick Baseball Pro, opting for…

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Atlantis - Legend of the Mermaids Review

Review Hiray Information By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Atlantis - Legend of the Mermaids Review

Saving mermaids from terrible fish-men from Atlantis sounds like a fairly typical motivation for any action hero to pick up his weapon and sally-forth. But 'Atlantis - Legend of the Mermaids' isn't your typical beat'em-up from developer Hiray Information and while your everyday-joe may be on a heroic quest, his motivations aren't entirely pure and you'll have to wade through fish-guts and other unmentionables on your epic journey. Atlantis uses twin-stick shooter controls to move arou…

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Solomon's Keep Review

Review Raptisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Solomon's Keep Review

It's dark, it's dank, it's full of undead hordes and it's going to be your graduating exam. Solomon's Keep by Raptisoft is a twin-stick action RPG that boils down the Diablo style of gameplay in to a fun and highly addictive App for your iPhone. Exploring the heights of Solomon's Keep is easy, with standard twin-stick controls to control movement and firing your selected spell. Initially movement and firing can be slow and awkward, but as you progress and level up your character gains…

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Vector Rally Review

Review EJay Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Vector Rally Review

We've had tilt-based racers, touch-based racers and even line-drawing racers, but now you can try your hand at a turn-based racer. Vector Rally by EJay Studios resurrects the classic pen and paper game from the schoolyard and gives it a 21st century makeover for your iPhone. Be warned, things can get a little bit nerdy from here on in. Much like the title implies, your racer is placed on a grid and its movement is determined by simple vector addition and subtraction depending on where…

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Pew Pew Land - Multiplay Defense Game Review

Review Mobile Force By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 6 months ago
Pew Pew Land - Multiplay Defense Game Review

Pew Pew Land by Mobile Force is probably one of the first tower defense games to incorporate such a comprehensive set of multiplayer features and is definitely deserving of its 'Multiplay Defense Game' title. Pew Pew's TD gameplay is almost worth the price of entry by itself, but with the ability to play head to head against friends or even co-cooperatively this is definitely a must grab title. Pew Pew's gameplay is standard for tower defense games, using a grid based positioning syst…

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BLACKOUT! Review

Review Disney By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 6 months ago
BLACKOUT! Review

BLACKOUT! by Sunken Media is the latest puzzle game to be published by Disney for the App Store. Players will require more than just their luck and observational skills as BLACKOUT! focuses on the puzzle aspect of powering up cities that have been without power for too long. Power sources under the city have been blocked off, but carefully clearing out paths will allow the energy to flow around the level in order to light up the remaining switched off lights. Paths can be blown up by…

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StarCannon Review

Review Jagex Games Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 6 months ago
StarCannon Review

Jagex Game Studio, better known for their great selection of free games online have recently released a port of their popular shoot'em-up title 'StarCannon' for the iPhone. Strangely, something seems to have been lost in translation and this title bears very little resemblance to the game's progenitor. Like most recent shoot'em-ups, StarCannon uses a touch and drag system to control the player's ship. Firing is automatic while touching the screen and the ship will automatically steer…

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