Ruan Shiels

Drift Mania Championship Review

Drift Mania is a racing game where instead of speeding to the finish, you drift to it. The point of this game is simple: get as many points as possible and finish the track within the time limit. You gain points by drifting around corners, and earning points faster by having longer, and faster drifts....

Project Sanctuary Review

Thus far Project Sanctuary has been inexplicably overlooked by the dual-stick shoot 'em up junkies who normally lap this this type of thing up. I say inexplicably because from the off Salient Holding's action packed App Store debut delivers the sort of feature rich, story driven, RPG riffing, multiplayer enabled experience it took fan-favorites such as Minigore umpteen updates and a pseudo spin-off (Guerrilla Bob) to achieve and Alive 4-ever a sequel to fine-tune....

Insanely Good Giveaway: Prisoner 84 Up For Grabs!

I've locked my bedroom door, turned out the lights, and am skulking my way through the dank, gore-stained corridors of the phenomenally frightening Prisoner 84 in preparation for a full review of the game. Can't wait for the official iFanzine verdict? Well, never fear because courtesy of the (surprisingly) lucid and friendly folks at Hidden Games we've got two copies of iPhone's hottest new fright-fest to give away!...

Portal Rush Review

Gamers hankering after some honest-to-goodness old school action, unfettered by fancy schmancy 3D visuals or ground-breaking gimmicks have been well served by Apple's iDevices of late. The latest addition to the App Store's ever-swelling ranks of retro flavored titles is After Dark Studios' arcade puzzler Portal Rush....

Psychoban Review

We're all used to those cutesy little puzzle games where you move unidentifiable colorful objects into other unidentifiable colorful objects to save a princess, get back a piece of cake, save a precious animal, or even just for the hell of it. In Psychoban, Dedalord gives a big "screw you" to the traditional "cute" block pushing game, and instead you'll find a much more atmospheric experience with a LEGITIMATE motive. But, is this newfound theme enough to make the game a classic, or is it only a ruse for more of the same thing?...

Massive EA Mobile Preview!

EA have just unveiled their explosive summer lineup of games on their way to Apple's iDevices. Most had been previously announced, but there are a couple of surprises in there! Before you ask, no mention of that elusive iPhone version of Mirror's Edge though......

Cat Run Review

Cats are most definitely enjoying their moment in the sun. Having cornered the meme market with the seemingly unstoppable Lolcats phenomenon and Keyboard Cat's posthumous rise to fame, they then went one better by exploding onto the music scene and adorning any number of recent album covers. Now it would appear our feline friends have turned their attention to iPhone gaming....

Invaders World Tour Review

I'm lucky enough to receive quite a few new games on a daily basis (it's a tough job but some-one's gotta do it, right?). To be honest with you though, the vast majority I play, review, then quickly delete to free up space for the next batch. However, there are two types of games that for very two very different reasons grace my beloved 'Touch for considerably longer......

Crazy for Food Review

YozzFun takes a crazy idea and makes a surprisingly solid game out of it. Make no mistake -- despite its cutesy aesthetic, this is a dark, dark game meant for those in search of the most hardcore OpenFeint experience this side of the Apocalypse....

The Gravedigger Review

Maybe I've got some kind of weird Stockholm syndrome thing going on, but I'm really starting to feel for zombies. I mean 97.5% of iPhone games (figure correct at time of going to press) involve slaughtering as many of the undead as you can in the cruelest and most unusual ways imaginable....

The Gravedigger Contest

All this week we'll be giving away some of the hottest new iPhone games in the App Store! First up is The Gravedigger courtesy of Behold Studios...Finally an RTS — real-time strategy — game where you control an army of zombies or humans! ...

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.