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Home » Apps with tag 'touch controls'

VVVVVV Review

Review Terry Cavanagh By Alex Beech, 6 months, 1 week ago
VVVVVV Review

Originally released back in 2010, Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV has been a long time coming to iOS. A lot of this time has been spent making sure the touch controls live up to original's button-based system. It's a huge consideration for this precision platformer as any issues would ruin the experience. So, it is with some excitement that we can say that Cavanagh has pulled it off. The story begins with your character Capt. Viridian telling his crew to abandon ship as the vessel is sucked i…

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Free-to-play shmup Sky Force 2014 has just flown onto the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Free-to-play shmup Sky Force 2014 has just flown onto the App Store

Sky Force was an impressive-looking mobile shump back in the Java days of 2004. Now, ten years later, Infinite Dreams has bought it back as free-to-play shooter Sky Force 2014. A lot has changed in a decade, most notably in the visual department. While the original looked good for its time, this new instalment is stunning. The 3D graphics models bring notable depth to the smooth top-down combat. This is made all the more impressive thanks to the beautiful explosion and lighting effects that fill every screen. The one-to-one touch controls have you dragging your little ship around the screen constantly shooting its cannons. However, in an interesting twist to this tried and tested system…


Superfrog HD Review

Review Team17 Software Ltd By Alex Beech, 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Superfrog HD Review

Some things - including old and beloved games - are often better left in the past. It isn't that these games were rubbish when they were originally made, rather gaming’s constantly evolving nature leaves many games feeling like relics. Team 17’s Superfrog HD is a perfect example of this. The problems span issues with both the original 1993 Amiga release of Superfrog, and this new HD remake. Take the controls. Not one of the three interface options provide a decent re…

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Review Gameloft By Alex Beech, 7 months, 4 weeks ago
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

With a great licence comes a great chance of disappointment. And, we'll admit, before even firing up the game, we were prepared to be underwhelmed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Things got off to a shaky start. Gameloft has squeezed an overwhelming amount into its latest movie tie-in, so within moments we were expected to have come to grips with the game’s virtual stick, buttons, and touch controls. These, along with a camera that could barely keep up with the action, c…

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Age of Empires: World Domination is planning to conquer touchscreens this summer

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 1 week ago
Age of Empires: World Domination is planning to conquer touchscreens this summer

Klab Inc. is bringing Microsoft’s real-time strategy franchise Age of Empires to iOS this summer in the form of Age of Empires: World Domination. The mobile reimagining of the RTS classic will bring with it a number of changes. If you were a fan of the series on PC, then the most important of these alterations will be the touchscreen controls. Removing the quick clicks of the mouse controlled originals, Klab Inc’s are promising intuitive gesture controls and a "revolutionary battle system". Like the original games, World Domination will feature the ability to build your empire from history's great civilizations. Your choice of faction will dictate the structures available whe…


Fairway Solitaire Blast Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Alex Beech, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Fairway Solitaire Blast Review

The original Fairway Solitaire's blend of golf and cards was superb. Its simple take on solitaire was fun and immediate, while the golf elements encouraged you to minimise moves to come in under par. Fairway Solitaire Blast retains the original's slick solitaire gameplay. Once again, your enjoyment of this will be dependent on your appreciation of solitaire. However, Blast’s streamlined gameplay kept us entertained as we attempted to clear each board as efficiently as possi…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game Review

Review Gameloft By Alex Beech, 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game Review

We are willing to bet that Captain America: The Winter Soldier - The Official Game is not a direct translation of the source movie's plot. This is because so many of Cap’s iconic nemeses that appear in this game that, were the movie to follow the story, you would need to bring a sleeping bag into the cinema along with your popcorn The Super Soldier is now operating as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. under orders from Nick Fury. You must guide him and a small two man strike force into a…

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Classic '90s adventure game Little Big Adventure is coming to the App Store at midnight

News By Alex Beech, 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Classic '90s adventure game Little Big Adventure is coming to the App Store at midnight

Twenty years after its original PC release, the classic adventure game Little Big Adventure is being re-released on the App Store at midnight tonight. Little Big Adventure follows the story of Twinsen, an inhabitant of Citadel Island. His world is ruled over by the evil - and oddly named - dictator Dr. FunFrock. When Twinsen starts to have dreams about the destruction of his planet, the doctor throws him into an insane asylum. Taking control of Twinsen, it's up to you to help his escape from captivity, and discover his destiny as protector of his world. The new iOS release features a host of updates for touchscreen. Firstly, the dev has streamlined the interface for touchscreen, and thr…


Oquonie Review

Review David Mondou-Labbe By Alex Beech, 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Oquonie Review

Oquonie offers no introduction or explanation. It's developer has created a striking and unusual world filled with strange rules and bizarre creatures - but he has left it entirely up to you to make sense of them. You are dropped into a beautifully-drawn isometric environment. Your character looks like a strange, long-necked bird in smart trousers. With no clues as to how to proceed, you must tap and swipe the screen to explore the monochrome landscape. After you've run into a couple…

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Bug Heroes 2 Review

Review Foursaken Media By Alex Beech, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Bug Heroes 2 Review

While marshalling an army of insects may not be the Pentagon's idea of a winning combat strategy, it proves surprisingly effective - and entertaining - in the third-person multiplayer battler Bug Heroes 2. The premise of the game is straightforward: lead a two-man squad of tiny gun-toting insects into battle against approaching hordes of equally insectoid enemies. Before starting your first game, you randomly select a squad of two from the roster of 25 bugs, each of which have unique…

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Adventure classic Another World on sale for 69p / 99c

News By Alex Beech, 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Adventure classic Another World on sale for 69p / 99c

There are few games as aptly named as Delphine Software's Another World. This slice of gaming history may be 23 years old, but  remains an fondly remembered classic - one which you can now pick up for 69p / 99c on your iPhone or iPad. When it was first released on Amiga and Atari ST in 1991, Another World transported early gamers to a polygonal world beyond their imagination. Looking at the original now this seems laughable, but the cinematic story remains a fantastic tale of friendship and adventure. Bulkypix's 2011 iOS port adds a new coat of paint to the alien worlds. This brings texture and depth to the old polygons, breathing new life into the classic game. The port shows…


R-TYPE II Review

Review DotEmu By Alex Beech, 10 months ago
R-TYPE II Review

These days, the notion of guiding a spaceship from left to right in the hope of stopping an alien invasion is rather quaint. In the days of R-Type, however, this flavour of sci-fi blaster was still considered cutting-edge. Irem's side-scrolling shooter series introduced massive power-ups and screen-filling bosses to a generation of gamers. As a result, seeing these games faithfully reproduced in the palm of our hands creates a strange nostalgia. As far as content and visuals are…

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Lost Yeti Review

Review Gionathan Pesaresi By Alex Beech, 10 months, 1 week ago
Lost Yeti Review

Guiding a forlorn yeti home seems like it should be a relaxing and uplifting experience. Instead, what Gionathan Pesaresi's Lost Yeti treats you to is some of the most demanding and frustrating puzzles we have played. Our furry hero is out in the cold and determined to get home. Even when he has nowhere to go, he just keeps on walking, only turning when he reaches a dead end. To help him on his way you need to slide a variety of blocks along horizontal and vertical lines, thereby chan…

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Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

Review Bytesized Studios Inc., By Alex Beech, 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

There are few games that try to utilise the periodic table as a gameplay mechanic. Bytesized Studios has done just this, howeve,r with Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider, a collect-'em-up that mixes elements from Ikaruga, Osmos, and basic chemistry. Starting as tiny a hydrogen molecule, your aim is to build the little element up from Helium to Lithium, right the way  to Ununoctium, the largest theoretical element. To do this, you must gather positive and negative energy charge…


infinite Review

infinite Review

When you call your game Infinite, you create certain expectations in the player's mind. Seeing that this game is a consistent travel through the colored vastness of space to collect enough energy to birth stars, while dodging abstract obstacles and oppressive black holes, the name is apt. One touch control is the name of the game here. Your... whatever you are will orbit the planet, and touching the screen will extend that orbit outwards, allowing collection of energy that is further…

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