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Gesundheit! Review

Gesundheit! Review

The motivation for your character in Gesundheit is told through one of the most amusing little pieces of intro animation I’ve watched in a while. As the runt of a litter of pigs, your allergies ostracize you from the rest of the group... that is until your village is attacked by monsters. Now it's up to you to use the power of snot to get rid of the monsters, and save everyone. The goal of each level is to capture the monsters. This is accomplished by leading them into traps whe…

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Groove Coaster Review

Review TAITO Corporation By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Groove Coaster Review

The release of Space Invaders Infinity Gene by TAITO was a pleasant surprise a couple years ago, thanks mostly to its focus on 'evolution' - that is to say, the way in which the game modified based on how you played and the decisions made within the game itself. Much like Infinity Gene was a refreshing shift from the usual shoot'em-ups, Groove Coaster is a refreshing shift from the usual rhythm games. With that said, it's far from unfamiliar. The usual concept of tapping away to an el…

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Blobster Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Blobster Review

In Blobster you control 'Blobster' who is trying to save Blobtopia from pollution at the hands of the Big & Powerful Corporation run by the evil Blobzilla. Blobster must collect Blobules - the fuel that keeps Blobtopia running - if he hopes to ever bring Blobzilla and the B&P Corporation down... and if I ever have to say Blob again, it'll be too soon. Blobster is split up into four worlds, each with ten regular levels and a few bonus levels opened by high scores. Each stage co…

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Reckless Getaway Review

Review Polarbit By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Reckless Getaway Review

While I can't speak for everyone, there's nothing quite like a great car chase scene in a film. Aside from the child-like glee that comes from watching the action and destruction inherent in these scenes, there's another exciting level of knowing you're watching man and machine working in a perfect ballet for the camera. Reckless Getaway by Polarbit and Pixelbite (the developers behind Reckless Racing) have put aside any sense of reality in an attempt to create a madcap, slapstick poin…

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Air Force vs Luftwaffe Review

Review Bitmen Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Air Force vs Luftwaffe Review

Although we've been here before, side-scrolling dogfighting sims aren't exactly floating around in a huge supply and while games like MiniSquadron ruled the roost in the past, Air Force vs Luftwaffe by Bitmen Studios tries to help the genre grow-up. Injecting a bit of realism in to the proceedings helps immensely as each plane smoothly tumbles and turns its way around the screen, responding to the tilt and touch controls crisply. Acceleration is also affected by gravity, causing plane…

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Frisbee® Forever Review

Review Kiloo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Frisbee® Forever Review

I'm almost disappointed that Frisbee Forever by Kiloo Games didn't come out sooner, what with Tron: Legacy being released last year, especially considering the original film managed to turn something as casual as flipping a disc between buddies in to a deadly sport. At any rate, this title is more about timing and skilled maneuvering of your Frisbee to collect stars as you dodge and weave your way through bright and colorful courses around a fantasy world. Players can choose between t…

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MAPPY by NAMCO Review

MAPPY by NAMCO Review

Oh man. Things just got real. MAPPY by NAMCO has finally found its way on to the App Store and now a whole new generation of gamers can experience the bizarre madness of this classic arcade title.Your goal as Mappy the Police-mouse is to recover the items stolen by the infamous cat-burglars the Mewkies and their leader Goro (or Nyamco if you're used to the Japanese name). Unfortunately this also means you're going to be a walking snack for the cats as you roam around each house, but as…

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Road Blaster Review

Review Revolutionary Concepts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Road Blaster Review

It's never too long before the 'interactive movie' genre of games get a chance to shine again on newer media devices and after the previous porting of Cobra Command, developer Revolutionary Concepts has moved on to another Arcade title by Data East - Road Blaster. In what essentially amounts to a plot based around revenge, you'll take control of a lean-mean fighting machine as you attempt to take down the biker gang that killed your wife. Much like any interactive movie, the controls…

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Surveillant Review

Review Recluse Industries By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Surveillant Review

One of the joys of the many daily releases of games on the App Store is stumbling upon unexpected titles that are refreshing, original and curiously addictive. Surveillant by Recluse Industries combines the simple challenge of exploring maze-like arenas while avoiding detection from the ever-vigilant surveillance camera and its deadly laser to create a challenge that requires quick thinking and responses to survive each level. Initially the game takes things fairly easy, providing a v…

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BeamOut Review

Review Under Clouds Studio LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
BeamOut Review

Frustration, thy name is Labyrinth. Though lets not forget that there's a satisfaction in overcoming the difficulties put before us, resulting in a fist pumping cry of joy as you exclaim your victory over developers who think they can defeat the humble 'gamer'. BeamOut by Under Clouds Games takes a different spin on the concept, giving you control over a lost UFO that needs to recharge to make its way home and you'll encounter more than a few difficulties in the process while attemptin…

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They Need To Be Fed Review

Review YoYo Games Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
They Need To Be Fed Review

By and large, one of the biggest challenges in most platformers is mastering the game's jumping mechanics to navigate an increasingly complex environment. Whether you're timing your jump to land just before making a kill or attempting to reach that elusive power-up, it's a struggle we've all shared. They Need To Be Fed by YoYo Games simplifies things by preventing players from being able to 'fall', but in its place is a gravity system that's just as likely to challenge your timing and…

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Lightning Fighter Review

Review Uwan Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Lightning Fighter Review

It's hard to fight for individual attention with so many exciting and action-packed shoot'em-ups to choose from on the App Store, but Lightning Fighter by Uwan Studio is definitely trying to make its voice heard. Releasing a shmup so close on the heels of a major release from a developer like CAVE makes this even riskier, but Lightning Fighter is certainly no slouch as far as shmups go. The game features an interesting control system that switches between tilt and touch controls on-th…

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RAGE HD Review

Review id Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
RAGE HD Review

PLEASE NOTE: The 'HD' version is optimized for fourth generation devices (iPhone 4 / iTouch 4) and the iPad, however the iPhone 3GS is also supported. Older iDevices should grab RAGE, which is a separate App with the same gameplay and toned down visuals. Gamers still have a while to wait till they get their hands on id Software's upcoming post-apocalyptic title 'Rage', however gamers after a taste of this mutant-filled madness can get started right now by picking up the App Store titl…

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Paperboy: Special Delivery Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Paperboy: Special Delivery Review

Ahhh good old Paperboy... how I remember wasting far too much money on you in the arcade until I wised up and realized I didn't enjoy butting my head against games that are so unforgiving. While Paperboy: Special Delivery isn't the first attempt at adapting this classic game, Glu's version shouldn't be leaving us any time soon like the first release. Players can opt to take control of their paperboy either through pure tilt controls, a combination of touch and tilt or a via a simple v…

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Gobliiins Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Gobliiins Review

Gobliiins is arguably best referred to as the kind of title that causes some fan-boys to glaze over with rose-tinted memories of glee, but playing it again without the aid of nostalgic hindsight can be cruel on these memories. While the fourth installment of this series was released last year, it's odd that Bulkypix would choose to port it over to the App Store given its somewhat 'eclectic' appeal. In this adventure you'll take control over three goblins, each with their own unique sk…

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