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Done Drinking

Done Drinking, iPhone, iPhone games, iPhone game review, Review All of the rock none of the roll would be an apt description of Done Drinking. The aim of the game is simple, make the character walk in a straight line. An easy enough task you would assume but once you factor in that your worse for wear friend has hand one too many beers the task takes on a whole new meaning. I’m sure in the past many of you have taken the long a winding round home after a night out on the town and you’ll know that it feels like you need a degree in geometry to keep a moving in a straight line.

Done Drinking, iPhone, iPhone games, iPhone game review, Review

The game is perfectly designed for the iPhone as it utilizes two of its most unique features, namely the touch screen and the in-built accelerometer. To keep your swaying friend on his feet you can either tap either side of the screen to force him in that direction or tilt your iPhone in the direction you wish to move him. Once you’ve mastered the controls your task is to getting the rocking party animal as far as you can in three attempts. The cartoon graphics brilliantly encapsulate what this game is all about: fun. The random hiccups, encouraging “oi” sounds as you prod your man to keep him vertical and the merry grin on his face create an entertaining atmosphere. More importantly, the game is easy to play and frustratingly addictive.

Done Drinking, iPhone, iPhone games, iPhone game review, Review

Done Drinking is a perfect game for the iPhone because it not only makes good use of its groundbreaking technology but it’s a game that requires little effort and can fill those boring moments in the day. Indeed, this game truly is one for the road as you can swagger and sway while on the move. If the only downside is that you miss all the fun of drinking the fun you’ll have playing the game will certainly make up for it. Plus you won’t feel any of the nasty effects of a hangover in the morning.


Copter

Copter, iPhone game review, iPhone games, iPhone, iPod TouchWe love our iPhones, no doubt about it and that’s why I want to issue a note of caution when downloading Copter. Originally developed an internet game played by bored office workers and students this simple game has taken on cult status. If I were to review this game purely on its aesthetics the description would be something that closely resembled a crash landing with a pile of pejoratives falling onto the page. Fortunately, spectacular graphics aren’t what this game is about and what it lacks in style it certainly makes up for in pure gaming fun. Your mission is to pilot a miniature helicopter through what looks like the set of a dodgy 80’s video game and get the furthest distance possible. Read the rest of this entry »


Paper Toss

Paper Toss, iPhone game review, iPhone, iPhone games, Review, A bin, a fan and some waste paper; what could be simpler? Paper Toss encapsulates a whole generation of development and technology. Do I mean that this game is one of most sophisticated of its era? No; far from it. What I do mean though is that Paper Toss has taken a simple game people used to play in their bedrooms or office and turned it into a digital hit. With health and safety laws, an increase in paperless activity in office and general annoyance of those around you, it has become difficult to indulge in a friendly game of waste paper basketball. Read the rest of this entry »


Hero of Sparta

Hero of Sparta, Gameloft, iPhone game review, iPhone, iPod TouchHero of Sparta might not be able to emulate the Hollywood blockbuster 300 but by my reckoning it isn’t too far off (hence the 299). Hero of Sparta is like a cross between Streets of Rage and Tomb Raider. Your job is guide a Spartan hero through a 3D world of mythical beasts and demons, all of which have been sent to slice you into tiny pieces. The intermittent movie sequences and 3D world give the game its Tomb Raider feel and the developers have produced a world that well constructed with many realistic features. The flowing water and flags blowing in the breeze are a testament to the attention to detail and work that have gone into the graphics. Read the rest of this entry »


Mark of Mafia

originalMark of Mafia has taken the iPhone community by storm since its inception. The interactive strategy game plunges you into the depths of the underworld and it’s your job to build up a family that can rise to the top of the criminal fraternity. At the start of the game you must decide where your family’s interests lie: capitalist (money hungry), psychopaths (obsessed with carrying out criminal activity) or executioners (trigger happy nutters). From here it is up to you how you shape your family and what goals you want to achieve. Because this type of game relies on the interaction between players across the world there are no set targets to achieve and no specific objective in site. Players are free to set their own agendas, some will want to buy as many of the varied businesses as possible, while others may just want to run riot amongst the other players by compiling an arsenal that would rival the American Army. Read the rest of this entry »


Black Mamba Racer

Black Mamba Racer, iPhone, iPod Touch, StarbyteDo you remember the golden age of video arcades? They were dark, smelly places where spotty teenage boys would crowd around the latest cabinets as loud music, bright neon and happy smiles filled the room. Alas it seems that the video arcade is a dying institution now as home consoles provide just as much power and gaming with your mates means playing someone online that could well be on the other side of the world! In those days games seemed somewhat purer, simpler, more honest, straightforward and immediate. They were also usually very hard. Read the rest of this entry »


Warfare Incorporated

The ReplicatorFor an avid real-time and turn-based strategist such as myself (I own over 10 different games in the genre if you combine board, PC (without counting expansion packs), and iPhone games, just in case you doubt), seeing Warfare Incorporated (Spiffcode Inc.) in the App Store Wednesday night was a dream come true. I didn’t hesitate to download it and promptly began my midnight gaming. Read the rest of this entry »


Reign of Swords

Reign of Swords, iPhone, Punch Entertainment, iPod Touch

Your troops are hopelessly outnumbered. The dozen or so Pikemen are emboldened only by your five Heroes, killing machines that strike fear into any enemy troop formation. As the seemingly endless wall of enemy Cavalry approach your Heroes charge, each killing a troop with a single blow. Your Pikeman advance and crush their first line, but are soon overwhelmed by sheer numbers. Just as the situation begins to look helpless Sir Anston, your mentor and teacher, arrives with 2 regiments of Knights and easily finishes off the weakened enemy forces. This is just one of the over 40 different missions in the exciting turn-based-strategy game Reign of Swords. Read the rest of this entry »


Rock’n’Roll

Rock’n’Roll, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, TAG GamesThe App Store is only a few months old and yet there are already a plethora of maze based puzzle games available for gamers to choose from. Amongst them are the popular (and rather good) Dizzy Bee and Labyrinth, the slightly less impressive Spinner and the ridiculously impossible Balloonacy. Even at this early stage in iPhone gaming any new title joining this crowded genre is going to have to be rather special to make an impact. Tag Games certainly hope that Rock’n’Roll fits the bill but will this maze game leave players spinning in delight or wishing they’d stayed away? Read the rest of this entry »


V-Moda Vibe Duo

V-Moda Vibe Duo, iPhone, iPod Touch, ReviewThe earbuds that come with the iPhone and iPod Touch aare nice, but there’s a nice range of even better earphones. For gamers who want to get more out of their iPhone or iPod Touch and who want to reach the ultimate gaming experience, V-Moda has produced the V-Moda Vibe Duo earbuds. They look extremely slick, sound great, feel great, but they’re quite expensive. Read the rest of this entry »