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Review: Cut The Rope

Cut the Rope, Chillingo, iPhone puzzle gameCut the rope is one of the more famous iPhone games, being famous as a casual game, and is not dissimilar to angry birds in terms of fame and ease of play. It was released in 2010 as a paid app, with a free version, a “Christmas gift” becoming available in Christmas the same year, with a unique set of levels, with a Christmas theme to the levels, which can act as a sort of demo for the game, for anyone unwilling to pay money based on concept alone.

The basic concept behind the game is a physics based puzzle around the game mechanic of cutting ropes (as the name of the game suggests) and trying to get a large piece of candy into a monsters mouth. This is done through cutting ropes to free the candy, and cutting specific ropes free (using touch to simulate the slicing of the rope) to swing the candy in specific directions through the use of cutting specific ropes at specific times so that the candy gains the correct momentum when it is completely free of all constraints. Read the rest of this entry »


Review: Angry Birds

iPhone, Angry Birds, Rovio

If you’ve even heard of an iPhone, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of angry birds, which is, by now no doubt the most recognised “casual game” in existence, and perhaps even the most widely available game currently available for mobile or social platforms. For those of you unaware, angry birds is a physics based game released in December, 2009. The game focuses around launching “angry” birds of different colour and type into makeshift buildings with structure and materials which differ from level to level filled with pigs.

The game is controlled, obviously, entirely through touch. The birds are pre-loaded into a slingshot, and the player must use their finger to guide the angle and power that the bird is launched towards the pigs. The pigs, however are protected by various materials which are constructed to make a fort like building. The part of this construction the birds hit and the power they hit it at determine the way the building collapses. The separate parts of the collapsed building can then hit the pigs, who will then die. Read the rest of this entry »


Review: Mighty Fin

The creativity behind this game is truly inspirational. Where do people think of such great ideas like this? It’s such a good concept and I wish I had thought of it first… but credit is given where it’s due to Launching Pad Games for an exciting and more importantly FUN game, which is how games on the iPhone should be.

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Review: Fatal League

Are you looking for a game which makes you need the toilet every 15 minutes? Worry ye not, Fatal League is here, adopting a medieval music soundtrack which features what can only be described as running water… Nitpicking here I know, but is it really necessary?

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Review: Bunny Shooter

Bunny Shooter, free iPhone game, Angry Birds

Maybe it’s just me, but attacking cute, fluffy, pink rabbits on Bunny Shooter isn’t quite as gratifying as annihilating those patronising pigs on Angry Birds. It just makes me feel bad. They’re bunnies! But once I got past my self-righteous moral concerns and actually started popping some caps, one thing became very clear….

It was an hour later and I hadn’t mowed the lawn, I hadn’t emptied the dishwasher and I hadn’t fed the cats. I looked at the clock and thought, ‘5 more minutes and then I’ll do it’. Naturally I was still sitting there after a further half an hour, murdering adorable bunny rabbits. Occasionally I’d receive texts, but I didn’t have time to reply. Not now. I was busy. Read the rest of this entry »


Review: MECAPIX

iPhone shooter games, Massive Finger, MECAPIXMecapix, from Robotalism Games, is an innovative and highly entertaining mash-up of genres. Take some Tetris-like puzzle pieces, add some shooter action, the likes of Galaga, and throw in the pattern recognition found in something like Donkey Kong, and you can begin to envision what to expect in Mecapix. The game is obviously a loving homage to the classics of the 80s; however, like many of those favorites, the difficulty of Mecapix can be unforgiving for those not willing to give it their maximum attention.

Mecapix is a simple concept at its core. Various arrangements of blocks (called Mecas) fall from the top of the screen. The player must draw his or her own block figures (PIXes) at the bottom of the screen to send upwards and combat the falling arrangements. For each block that gets past your defenses, you lose a life. Lose too many lives, and it’s game over. Simple, yes, but Mecapix intensifies the complexity as you progress through the levels. Read the rest of this entry »


Review: Earth Under Siege

  • Author: Guest Reviewer
  • Filed under: iPad, Reviews
  • Date: Jun 2,2011

Earth Under Siege, iPad Games, Insane

Earth Under Siege is the new game from the company Insane. It offers game play that is not easy but is very fun. The graphics and the sound are some of the best aspects of this new iPad game. Here is an overview of “Earth Under Siege.” It might not be easy, but it is really fun. The graphics on this game are incredible. They use high definition and the best visual graphics in the industry. The music is incredible as well. The music is so good that you might want a copy of the music yourself. It uses multi-touch interaction for a fast paced alien fighting game.

The game play is dynamic and interactive. The fast paced game takes the player through battles that fight aliens invaders for the protection of the Turrets. You get to create artificial intelligence as you battle through some of the best gaming on the iPad in sometime. It is brand new technology with an old school feel. The only difference is, that the game has things in it that the old school games never had. It is lively and very interactive. You won’t regret this game. It is well worth the wait. Read the rest of this entry »


Wild West Pinball

Wild West Pinball, iPhone game reviews, iPhone games, iPhone, iPod TouchPinball games in any setting are great fun, so playing Wild West Pinball for the iPhone is always going to provide you with hours of entertainment. Rather unsurprisingly the aim of the game is to get as many points as you can by nudging nodes, bouncing bonuses and generally pelting your ball to within an inch of its life. You get three balls to get the best score possible and the game makes excellent use of the iPhone’s touch screen technology. To launch your ball you simply pull back the coil and release and this sets the game in motion. Read the rest of this entry »


Toobz

Toobz, iPhone, iPhone games, iPhone games reviewToobz pits you and your spanner against the clock as you race to construct an elaborate maze to channel the impeding rush of water about to spoil your lawn. The mechanics of the game are based on the popular Tetris game, which means you have to find the right shaped pipe to connect to another and create a continuous chain of blocks. Unfortunately, the exact type of pipe you need doesn’t just appear and you often have to wade through numerous other shapes until you get the right fitting pipe and when you’re racing against the clock this really puts the pressure on. Read the rest of this entry »


Guitar Rock Tour

Gameloft, Guitar Rock Tour, iPhone games, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone game reviews, Review, Hold tight as the iPhone launches into a world of text, drugs and rock and roll. OK, maybe no the drugs part but the latest offering by Gameloft, Guitar Rock Tour, sets out to combine the latest craze in computer gaming with the iPhone’s cutting edge touch technology. Following in the footsteps of Guitar Hero and Rock Band this addictive application puts users’ digital dexterity to the test as they shred away to the music like a cross between Slash and Mozart. At £3.49/ $5 the application is at the upper end of the games ladder, however, the combination of smooth graphics, pumping acoustics and classic track list make the application excellent value. Read the rest of this entry »