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Star*Burst Review

Star*Burst Review

Star*Burst is a new match-three game from the excessively named developer Super Happy Fun Fun. This is truly a unique take on the genre combining time-management games with gem matching for some frantic and sometimes frustrating fun. Gems are passed down a multi-row conveyor belt that need to be caught with your paddle and then tossed up one at a time to form matching groups. Bonuses are awarded for more complex patterns and gems can be tossed back onto the conveyor belt if needed. Pe…

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Battle for Cydonia Review

Review Brisk Mobile Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Battle for Cydonia Review

2360: Battle for Cydonia by Brisk Mobile is the one of the latest mech shooters available for the App Store. With gameplay that combines real time strategy and action rpgs it's a frantically paced game, though this may not be as exciting as it sounds. With a top down RTS-inspired view point and interface, your mech uses a simple set of commands to lock on and eliminate enemies. The controls are intuitive and perfect for touch devices, which is a god-send for dealing with the hordes of…

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Riddim Ribbon feat. The Black Eyed Peas Review

Review Tapulous, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 8 months ago
Riddim Ribbon feat. The Black Eyed Peas Review

Tapulous has made some of the better music and rhythm games on the iphone with their well recieved 'Tap Tap Revenge' series. Now they're trying a new take on the rhythm genre with Riddim Ribbon. Similar in look to the indie PC game Audiosurf, players ride a wave of the music chosen, but sadly that's where the similarities end. Players tilt their iphone to move left and right along the track. The aim of the game is to keep on the small road that moves in time to the beat. Along the roa…

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Warheads Review

Review Pangea Software, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Warheads Review

One of the great things about the App Store is seeing how classic arcade games are revived and reinterpreted for a new audience.  Warheads is the latest release from Pangea Software and attempts to update the seminal arcade game Missile Command. Jumping into the game couldn't be easier and requires a quick tap and a quick wit to survive each successive wave sent to wipe you out. The basic screen layout is the same as the original, with three missile lanchers set amongst objects y…

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Ghosts'n Zombies Review

Review TipCat Mobile By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Ghosts'n Zombies Review

Ghosts'n Goblins. Ghouls'n Ghosts. These are names that can conjure up a deep seeded fear that represents some of the harshest platformers to grace arcades and home consoles. So it's no surprise that some may avoid Ghosts'n Zombies by Tipcat Mobile expecting another platformer, but those who do avoid it will be missing out on a fun and challenging action shooter that's perfect for gaming on the go. Ghosts'n Zombies is the story of an elderly monk and his quest to eliminate the demons…

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Flick Kick Field Goal Review

Review PikPok By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Flick Kick Field Goal Review

Flick Kick Field Goal by PikPok is just in time for Superbowl-fever and with its quick to play style and addictive gameplay it might just be what you need to fill the hours before the big kick-off. Even if you're not a football fan Flick Kick is perfect for fans of endless games like Paper Toss. Lets not beat around the bush, the title says it all. Once you've picked from one of the four available modes of Sudden Death, Arcade, Time Attack or Practice, it's a simple matter of lining u…

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Flaboo! Review

Review Fluttermind By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Flaboo! Review

Every now and then a game comes along that just hits all of your buttons and sucks you right in. Flaboo! by Fluttermind is a new endless gameplay style game that is cute, addictive and most worryingly of all a danger to any amount of spare time you have. Initially Flaboo can be compared to games like Doodle Jump and requires you to bounce your fat chick higher and higher up a series of clouds. Here's where the similarities end as the game combines complex gameplay to keep you constant…

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Bear Paw Review

Review Neil Balharrie By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Bear Paw Review

If there's one word to describe Bear Paw by Neil Balharrie, it's "elegant". Simplicity is the key to this orbit physics simulator and with its basic controls and basic gameplay Bear Paw is more about enjoying the experience than beating it. Like other orbit simulators, the goal is to stay alive for a set period of time. Each level is played the same way with players setting up their ship with a touch and giving it a trajectory and power with a slide of the finger. After this control i…

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Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone Review

Review Com2uS Corp. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Inotia 2: A Wanderer of Luone Review

Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone is the sequel to Com2uS' self proclaimed first touch action RPG on the App Store. It has a lot to live up to, with the first being a fairly basic hack'n'slash that ultimately felt like a game for fans of the genre. In this new adventure a lot more effort has gone into not only the story, but also the gameplay itself, now boasting five classes and the ability to party with two other members. You can choose between using a virtual d-pad or touch screen contro…

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Finger Dancer Review

Review Vitaly Pronkin By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Finger Dancer Review

There aren't too many games that really make use of the multi-touch features available on the iPhone, but Finger Dancer by mifki makes multi-touch almost the only gameplay mechanic. Much about this game relies on simplicity, from its graphics to the available features, but they all serve a deceptively addictive competitive game. Finger Dancer relies on the player using two different kinds of touches, either a direct tap or an extended hold. The challenge comes in managing to perform t…

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Bix Review

Review Padadaz By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Bix Review

Bix by Padadaz is a great new arcade game that fuses the classic gameplay from Taito's Qix with more modern gameplay adaptions from Jezzball and KBounce. For those who don't know these iconic games, Bix is an arcade game that has you racing to claim screen's space without being hit by balls bouncing around the increasingly smaller play area. Your "tracer" is controlled by simple directional swipes to indicate which direction it should draw a line and subsequently create a box. Lives a…

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Tilteroids Review

Review JackCraft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Tilteroids Review

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Tilteroids by JackCraft isn't the most original name for a game that involves TILTing the iPhone to shoot asteROIDS, but when a game does both of these things so well it's hard to call it anything else. As you'd expect tilting performs the main duty of controlling your craft around the screen maneuvering your ship and at the same time aiming your weapon. Tilting to the sides smoothly rotates your shots left and right while moving side-to-side; tilti…

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Baseball Superstars® 2010 Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
Baseball Superstars® 2010 Review

After a long wait, fans of GAMEVIL's Baseball Superstars 2009 can finally pick up the sequel to their favorite game. 2010 continues to bring solid arcade baseball action to the iPhone with all the features you've come to expect of the series and a bit more polish. The controls have seen a bit of an overhaul in this sequel, removing a lot of the clutter from the previous game. Whether you're pitching or hitting, a virtual d-pad makes it easy to select where you're going to throw or hit…

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Guardian Soul Review

Review SK planet By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
Guardian Soul Review

Guardian Soul by Nate Games is easily one of the strongest competitors against other Eastern RPGs on the iPhone and almost directly competes against leading games like Zenonia. Guardian Soul is an Eastern take on the Action RPG genre and adds "collecting" to the mix as you discover new "guardians" to transform in to and defeat your enemies. In order to accommodate the normal interface and its virtual buttons the menus and game in general are scaled down immensely and will require some…

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Ladybug Dreams Review

Review Killer Robots By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
Ladybug Dreams Review

Some of the best games in the 90s on consoles were generally fairly simple arcade-style games, opting to challenge players to learn a game on their terms and mastering it (at least until you put down the controller in frustration). Ladybug Dreams by Killer Robots brings back the style of design that forces you to wrangle with the game before it gets fun. Your ladybug (named Chu) is placed in a Pac-man-esque set of mazes and is forced to collect all the aphids lying around. Controlling…

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