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GHOSTS'N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
GHOSTS'N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS Review

It's fairly common for older "classic" games to get a port on the iPhone, whether it be as an emulated copy, a stylized clone, or a complete overhaul. Ghosts'n Goblins Gold Knights by CAPCOM attempts to bring the classic arcade game to the iPhone while mashing modern styles together. Once you're in the game you'll find yourself presented with the familiar platform controls of a virtual d-pad on the left and attack/jump buttons on the right. They do take up a considerable amount of scr…

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James Cameron's Avatar Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
James Cameron's Avatar Review

It's not surprising that a developer like Gameloft were brought in to bring to life James Cameron's Avatar for the iPhone. For a film that's already critically acclaimed, it was really only a matter of time for game tie-ins to appear. Gameloft takes care to approach this as something worth playing first and it shows in every aspect of the game itself. Avatar is an action platformer that practically smashes others in the genre. You take control through the use of virtual analogue stick…

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Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!) Review

Review Cat in a Box Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 9 months ago
Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!) Review

Cat in a Box Games is the other name for iPhone game creator John Kooistra and Red Conquest! is the latest installment in a series of games involving the continuing war of Red and Blue. Where previous installments covered arcade shooters from different angles, Red Conquest is a pure real time strategy (RTS) and a treat to play. There's a fairly steep learning curve for most casual players in most RTSs and the somewhat complex set of controls for Red Conquest keep that curve relatively…

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Crusade Of Destiny Review

Review DVide Arts Inc. By Kelly Mitchell, 4 years, 9 months ago
Crusade Of Destiny Review

Answer the call of destiny and prepare for battle with one of the iPhone's first ever full scale massive 3D RPGs, Crusade of Destiny. The game tells the story of how Mordired, the Queen's sister becomes consumed with the desire for wealth and power and releases a dragon into the universe which brings darkness and devastation to the kingdom. It is now up to you to fulfil your destiny of becoming a hero and restoring peace and harmony to the kingdom once more. The controls for this game…

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COMMAND & CONQUER™ RED ALERT™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 11 months ago
COMMAND & CONQUER™ RED ALERT™ Review

It's hard to believe that over thirteen years ago a new spin-off of Westwood Studio's popular Command & Conquer series was launched and is now available to play on iPhones. Red Alert is a time traveling RTS set before the events of the C&C games and this latest installment from Electronic Arts is set as a prequel to last year's release of Red Alert 3. After a handy tutorial level you'll be swinging your units around the map with ease. Interface buttons allow you to trigger spe…

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LUMINES™ - Touch Fusion Review

LUMINES™ - Touch Fusion Review

From its humble and somewhat exciting beginnings on the PSP, Lumines has now found a home on the iPhone. Interestingly, although major publisher Gameloft are producing ports of this rhythm-puzzle game to other mobile devices, the original developer Q Entertainment has taken charge of the iPhone port. Gameplay is similar to a Tetris-style block-matching game with points being scored after a bar sweeps across the screen at a specific rhythm clearing away matching blocks. Combos are scor…

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Meteor Blitz Review

Meteor Blitz Review

It's nice to see a successful iPhone game at least nod to its predecessors. Alley Labs is bold enough to produce a clone of the successful Stardust series for the iPhone and even acknowledge this on their app store page, but it's undeniable that they've made Meteor Blitz a great game for the iPhone. Blitz is an evolution the classic Asteroid arcade game using dual virtual-analogue sticks to control your movement and direction of firing. The aim is to clear the screen of as many enemie…

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geoDefense Swarm Review

geoDefense Swarm Review

Much like its predecessor, geoDefense Swarm by Critical Thought Games is not an easy game to master, but manages to remain a fun and visually exciting game that deserves its place amongst the best in the considerably well filled tower defense genre. The addition of open field tower defense gameplay required some changes from the original geoDefense and what was once a fairly free-form placement of towers is now locked in to a hexagonal grid. Placement is fairly easy with a cross-hair…

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Sir Revs-a-Lot Full Review

Sir Revs-a-Lot Full Review

Addictive mini-games should almost be a genre to themselves and Sir Revs-a-Lot by Smallrock Software qualifies. What may have started out as a small and fun little gaming experiment can quickly become a full-fledged bite-sized game that is without a doubt strangely appealing in its minimalism. Your miniature car is controlled on its impossible mystery tour through two possible methods. The default option allows you to touch the edges of the screen to move back and forth and a tilt opt…

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Enigmo 2 Review

Review Pangea Software, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 1 month ago
Enigmo 2 Review

Enigmo 2 is Pangea Software's response to their already successful and critically aclaimed physics puzzle game Enigmo. In this offering Pangea has brought better graphics and even 3D world manipulation, but does that make it a better game? The first major hurdle players unfamiliar to Enigmo as a series will need to come to grips with is the set of controls available. Each of the earlier levels attempts to teach the physics and new features of the game, but forgets to let players get c…

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Atlantis Sky Patrol Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 1 month ago
Atlantis Sky Patrol Review

It's hard not to get a little excited when you talk about Atlantis Sky Patrol (ASP), because it's such a good game that you'll want to show it off. ASP is Big Fish Game's response to the arcade marble-match genre and it's large, fun and amazingly hard to turn off. Unlike a lot of other similar games, there's only one control scheme available. In minimizing the controls, a lot more effort has gone in to ensuring its accuracy and usefulness. The ability to swap your current marble is ac…

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KIL.A.TON Review

KIL.A.TON Review

From the ancient days of Artillery on the Apple II, to the popularization of Worms on multiple platforms, the turn-based tactical shooter has continued to be a genre that is not only fun, but combines strategy with just the right amount of luck to keep you on your toes. KIL.A.TON by Dot Matrix Interactive is a simple little sexy App that'll have you blasting your friends (or hapless foes) in style. Being more akin to the 1991 PC game Scorched Earth, KIL.A.TON uses only two major contr…

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Moonz Review

Review ADXSoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 3 months ago
Moonz Review

One of the great things about the iPhone is being able to play games that border the territory between toys and games. Some may argue that toys are ultimately a waste of time, but if you could pair the time wasting with a productively fun game then you'd probably have something like Moonz by ADXSoft. Moonz is a orbit physics simulator with a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun. Each level presents several gravity defying obstacles to which the player must fling objects in to. This is done by a…

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Mega Hearts 2 Slots Review

Review 616 Digital LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 3 months ago
Mega Hearts 2 Slots Review

Mega Hearts 2 Slots by Pokie Magic may be a bit cutesy as a slot machine goes, but it's fun, visually bright and clear and features a surprisingly generous set of special features. Control is fairly limited, using simple buttons to control the entire game. It's possible to even allow the game to play independent of the player by using the "autoplay" feature, though that prevents players from accessing the gamble or roulette options available in Pokie Magic games. Roulette is controlle…

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Air Master 3D Review

Review Alex Nankervis By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 3 months ago
Air Master 3D Review

Flight sims on the iPhone have been a somewhat risky proposition because they live or die by their ability to control an aircraft fluidly while still being able to let a gamer see what's happening. Air Master 3D by Alex Nankervis doesn't manage to make the cut as a flight sim shoot-em-up for this reason even if there is a nugget of gold hidden within. Players will find themselves tilting their craft around their island zone, though despite some thorough customisation options for these…

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