Ruan Shiels

Mirror’s Edge Review

Labelling any game a "white-knuckle thrill ride" might seem more than a little glib, but when it comes to EA Mobile's pulse quickening platformer Mirror's Edge, trust me, it's an enthusiastic commendation never more apt....

Gigander X Review

Somehow developer Prodigy Co. manage to take a premise that sounds like a huge amount of fun on paper - ginormous remote controlled robots kicking each other's shiny metal asses amid the crumbling ruins of a decimated city - and make an incredibly dull little game out of it....

Creatures The First Blood Review

Playus Soft's Creatures - The First Blood does exactly what it says on the tin. No more, and no less. A space set dual-stick shooter packed with thrills but minus the frills, this is 100% focused on delivering an intense hit of last-as-long-as-you-can action and Openfeint fuelled high-score hunting....

Virtual City Gets a Release Date!

Hot on the heels of a wildly successful Lite Version of Virtual City, G5 Entertainment today confirmed a release date for the upcoming full version of the city management sim. From the press release: "Virtual City for the iPhone is expected to hit the App Store on 4th of September. For a limited time upon release the game......

Cargocopter Review

I remember the days where I used to play with my beloved RC Helicopter. I was never the ideal pilot, for my plane always ended up flying into a wall or ceiling fan; breaking into a million pieces. This was a very traumatizing time for me. After extensive therapy, I decided to give Terrence Palmer's CargoCopter a go, donning the utmost levity while at it. Now, aside from shipping crates, does this little plane have what it takes to deliver a solid gaming experience?...

Puppet War FPS Review

Perhaps more so than any other type of game, First-Person Shooters stick rigidly to tried and tested conventions and formulaic plots, most usually boiling down to dashing around a dystopian future blasting monsters with a gun the size of a house. Refreshingly, Twindigo's Puppet War FPS does things a little differently......

Super Fly Review

In Beserker Games' latest, chowing down on three turds in a row transforms your protagonist into an indestructible, muscle-bound killing machine. If that sounds like the best thing ever, you might as well stop reading now, because your new favorite game has just landed in the App Store....

Booooly! Review

With Booooly!, NextApps make a commendable attempt at putting a fresh spin on the match-3 game, a genre which, lets face it, has been pretty much stuck in its ways since 1994's seminal puzzler Shariki....

Antistar 3D: Rising Review

A 3D platformer/adventure game set in a beautifully realized dream world populated by all manner of magical creatures and driven forth by a blackly comic take on fairy tale fable, Antistar is utterly unlike anything else I've ever played. On an iDevice or elsewhere... ...

Crimson Gem Saga In-Depth Review

In celebration of its first bugfix update, this meaty game gets an equally meaty review. But if you'd rather just cut to the chase: If the acronym "JRPG" means something positive to you, get ready to make some room on your iPhone. ...

Super Fly Trailer

Beserker Games (Super Juicy) have just revealed an action-packed new trailer for their upcoming game, Super Fly. It's a "survival shooter/brawler with an upgrad...

Ruan Shiels

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Ruan Shiels is a writer, artist and entrepreneur. He founded iFanzine.com in 2009 after buying his first iPod Touch and being blown away by the potential of iOS as a gaming platform.