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Hands-On Preview: Don’t Run With a Plasma Sword

Hot on the heels of FatCow Games' "Idyllic," XperimentalZ Games is sprinting toward the finish line of yet another project that injects some depth into the side-scrolling genre. Oh, did we mention this one has lightsabers? Naturally we sought a hands-on preview when we found out that little detail!
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Idyllic Review

It's such a breath of fresh air to find an infinite side-scroller that doesn't feel like "Robot Unicorn Attack" or "Canabalt" all over again! But do the developers meet their stated goal of unifying casual and hardcore appeal, or fall just short of it?

Wildlings Review

"Wildlings" is what would happen if the Castle Defense genre ran smack dab into one of those Discovery Channel documentaries that show predators trying to snatch helpless little'uns from their nests.

Burn the Rope: Worlds Review

Just about the only thing you can hold against "Burn the Rope: Worlds" is that it's so similar to the initial title -- but when the gameplay formula is this good, that's no bad thing. The new endless mode is a nice little treat, but over all this one's best enjoyed by franchise veterans who could go for what is essentially a gigantic level expansion pack, and also by any action puzzle fans who haven't experienced the original yet.
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Run Fox Run Review

I feel it’s only right to begin this review by warning folks that Run Fox Run pushes the addiction-O-Meter way, way off the scale, so if you’ve got something important you need to get done today, you may want to think twice about giving this one a download!

Hero’s Way Review

With a unique combat system, a luscious presentation and plenty of content to back it up, I still find it hard to believe "Hero's Way" is free to play. Except in one respect -- the developer definitely needs to re-evaluate the game's grindfest approach to challenge!

Rushing Ninjas Review

A neat and cleanly built running game that transforms the endless side-scrolling runner into an infinitely long-lived but stationary obstacle course. Fans of infinite games will find a lot to love in "Rushing Ninjas," but don't go into it expecting much depth or gameplay that considerably evolves over time.

The iFriday Roundup, No. 9

It's another doozie of a news roundup, with lots of sales, updates, and release news. Plus, find out how you can win an iPad 2 with a little artistic talent inside!

Commander Pixman Hands-On Preview

Given the opportunity by the kind folks at One Minute Games, we're tearing right into "Commander Pixman!" Can life for retro platforming fans get any better than it does on iOS?

Defiant Development Interview

For our latest interview we fired some questions at Morgan Jaffit of Defiant Development. If you're keeping tabs on iOS Action RPGs, you'll recall Defiant's pre-alpha footage of "Quick Quest," which surfaced in late July; but the impression we came away with is that it doesn't matter what your favorite platform is -- you need to keep an eye on this promising indie dev from Down Under!

Farm Frenzy 3 Review

Going into this, I refused to believe that the words "arcade" and "farm sim" could possibly go together. Several hours of nail-biting resource management challenge later, I came away a "Farm Frenzy" junkie. Just don't tell my friends, okay? They think I'm playing "Halo" and "Gears of War."