Ruan Shiels

Fox Tales: Escape from Dr. Goober Review

We had the opportunity to give a near-final pre-release copy of Won-O-Soft's Fox Tales a whirl a couple of weeks back, and really enjoyed the title's tilt based take on the old-school 2D platform game formula. For those of you that might have missed our hands-on preview, Fox Tales puts you in the pelt of wily hero Jack Fox......

Devil Hunter X Review & Giveaway

If you secretly miss the days you used to spend swearing at your TV screen, NES or SNES controller in hand, Corefan's got a sidescrolling platformer just for you. It suffers from an atrocious translation and interface kinks that come with its status as a cell phone port, but nevertheless, Devil Hunter X proves there's room on the iOS for the kind of highly varied action games that have become all too rare since the early 1990s....

iOS Gaming Preview: 2011 At a Glance

Even though we’ve barely gotten over the cracker that was Christmas 2010, a fair few new iPhone games have already been announced that have me very excited about the year ahead. Highlights include a potential GTA/Gangstar killer, an epic, incredibly ambitious sci-fi RPG, and an intriguing little title that just might turn you into the App Store’s next super-successful indie game dev....

Ramps Review

Based on an award-winning Flash game, Backabit's Ramps has been tweaked and enhanced in all the right places for its iOS debut. And once you spend a little time with this endearingly back-to-basics puzzler, it's not hard to see why almost a million people found themselves hooked on the title's well-observed brand of fast-paced, physics-based problem solving....

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light sees the iconic adventuress making the leap from Xbox Live and PSN to debut on iOS. Fans will no doubt be delighted to find Ms. Croft arrives looking as lovely as ever and boasting the same assets that made the recent pseudo-reboot of the Tomb Raider series such a resounding critical success. ...

Across Age DX In-Depth Review

While Korean devs have shown they really know how to put the "Action" in Action RPG, EXE Create and FDG Entertainment bring us back to an era when the genre wasn't so much about combat, and clever dungeon puzzles instead reigned supreme. Its gameplay style may be a bit of an adjustment for players used to the typical genre offerings on this platform, but Across Age DX is so well executed as to make it a must-play title for Action RPG fans equipped with appropriate iDevices....

Our Favorite iOS Games of 2010: Part 3

Our iOS gaming retrospective rolls on, and this time it's Ryan Bishop's turn to select the three titles he loved the most this year. As ever, feel free to let us know if you agree or disagree with our selection and please share your own favorite games too....

Our Favorite iOS Games of 2010: Part 2

Our end of year iOS gaming retrospective continues. And this time it's the turn of iFanzine Editor, Ruan Shiels, to pick his top three iPhone games of 2010. As ever, feel free to let us know if you agree or disagree with our selection and please share your own favorite games too....

Our Favorite iOS Games of 2010: Part 1

In the coming days each iFanzine writer will be picking their top three games of the last year as part of our massive 2010 iOS gaming retrospective. Kicking things off is our lead reviewer Sean Koch who has made some very interesting choices. Feel free to let us know if you agree or disagree with our selection and please share your own favorite games too....

My Virtual Girlfriend: Updated, Enhanced & Available

WET Productions' My Virtual Girlfriend has just received a significant new update that adds a host of new improvements and features to the fun, 3D dating sim. iFanzine quite enjoyed the game when we reviewed it, and said: " (My Virtual Girlfriend) looks good, is fun to spend time with, has a great sense of humor, and knows how to be a little naughty......

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.