Ruan Shiels

Heroes Lore III In-Depth Review

Fresh off the immensely successful cell phone titles Heroes Lore: Wind of Soltia and Heroes Lore: Knights of the Frozen Sea, EA Mobile has expanded the series' reach into the iOS market with its third installment. Those holding out hope that Heroes Lore III would represent a giant leap forward for the iOS Action RPG library will be disappointed, but most genre fans should still find plenty to love....

Invaders from Uranus & Aaah! Chompsters! Review(s)

Big Blue Bubble, the creators of Thumpies and the smash-hit Fighting Fantasy series, recently posed a rather interesting challenge to their employees. The deal was, six teams were given a Friday and the weekend (that's only 72 hours!) to whip together an with an app that could be launched onto the App Store. The first two projects to be given the green light by discerning CEO, Damir Slogar, are Invaders from Uranus and Aaah! Chompsters!....

Dino Rush Review

Some have it that a humongous asteroid wiped the dinosaurs off the face of the earth, others reckon a sudden and deadly cold snap was to blame. App Store newcomers, Nemoid Studio have another theory - perhaps it was simply their monstrous appetites and mega-fast metabolisms that brought about extinction....

Civilizations Wars In-Depth Review

Once played only in web browsers, the Cave of Wonders-developed Civilizations Wars has been ported to the iOS courtesy of Alcomi and Chillingo -- and boy, does it prove how perfect a marriage of the Real-Time Strategy genre and the iOS can be! A few crazy quirks keep it from being a perfect experience, but it packs so much high quality gameplay into such a low price that one can hardly complain....

My Kingdom Review

Lesson to game devs: if you've got a really interesting premise, try to make your game as accessible to as many players as possible. In one of the more bizarre twists in iPhone gaming history, My Kingdom takes a winning concept and does precisely the opposite. It offers plenty of depth for a free game, but only if your lifestyle meets strict requirements....

Push Panic Review

Time for a confession - having glanced at a few screenshots and quickly scanned the app description, I wrote Push Panic off as just another mildly entertaining variation on the old match-three puzzle formula. Could I have been more wrong?. Later, hunched over my iPod, beads of perspiration on my brow, fingers dancing about the screen as I frantically tried and tried again to conquer a particularly tricky level, I realized I wasn't just hooked; I was in love. Yes, Push Panic is that good....

First Look: Vikings can Fly!

Forget zombies and doodles, it looks as if Vikings are gonna be the next App Store sensation! Well, Forge 11 certainly seem to think so, as they're leading the charge with the absolutely gorgeous looking Vikings can Fly! This amazing arcade game is set to sail into the App Store this December, in the meantime check out the hilarious teaser trailer!...

Ash In-Depth Review

Black Friday Sale at the App Store -- get Ash for free today only! If you're an RPG veteran who's been into the genre since the early 1990s, and you've also been starving for a great story to munch on lately, look no further than Ash. Some gamers will find its early challenge frustrating, but many more will appreciate its narrative scope and overall solidly executed - if strictly traditional - JRPG game mechanics. ...

Doodle Lab 101 Promo Codes Up for Grabs!

Ingenious new physics puzzle game, Doodle Lab 101, has garnered a great response from a number of leading review sites (including an impressive 4.5/5 from iFanzine) and really is taking the App Store by storm at the moment. Now, thanks to our friends at FunTribe, we're giving you guys the chance to win 10 copies of this red hot title!...

2 Gorgeous New Gameloft Trailers!

In the last couple of days Gameloft unveiled trailers for two new titles they're readying for release on the App Store. The first shows the sixth installment of the long running Asphalt series in typically blistering action. While the second gives iPhone gamers their first tantalizing glimpse of an all new Uncharted/Tomb Raider style game entitled Shadow Guardian....

Ruan Shiels

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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.