Arcade

The Painful Beauty Review

This peculiar top-down survival game casts you as a character so drop-dead gorgeous she can’t even step out for a skinny latte and a copy of Cosmo without whipping every guy who spots her into a frenzy and being chased down the street by hordes of lovesick zombies....

Baa! Run Review

Up-and-coming indie developers Blue Shadow Games embrace the wackiness of a vintage Warner Bros. cartoon for Baa! Run, a very different and altogether more light-hearted follow-up to their gritty debut Death Cop: Mechanical Unit. And if you're a fan of pick-up-and-play intuitive gameplay, kooky artwork and highscore challenges, ewe'll absolutely love it!...

Bubble Dreams Review

I'm not sure if the soothing piano music which gently plays throughout, the chimerical visuals being bathed in soft and warm pastel hues, or simply the relaxed and relaxing pace of the gameplay were to blame, but a few levels into Bubble Dreams, I felt my eyelids beginning to close of their own accord....

The Drill Plus Review

Weird. That's the word that springs to mind when playing Spotcat Studio's newest game, The Drill Plus, a top-down shooter that swaps the usual spaceship versus extraterrestrial cannon fodder schtick for a scrawny superhero who wields a humongous drill and does battle with, wait for it, levitating unicorns, Frankenstein's monsters, ghosts and even a bizarre blue-bearded deity!...

InterStellar Force Review

A passion project for indie developer David Molnar, who evidently spent a good chunk of the 80's (and his allowance, no doubt) at the local arcade blasting through an array of side scrolling shoot-em-ups, Interstellar Force is an action-packed and frenetically paced trip down memory lane that pays direct homage to genre greats such as Defender and R-Type....

Falling Fred Review

We gave Dedalord's eagerly awaited and excessively gory second game, Falling Fred, a hands-on whirl and write-up last week, so I'll do my best to keep this full review as short and unpleasant as possible. Suffice it to say, this censor-baitingly violent and rib-ticklingly funny title will undoubtedly appeal to fans of tongue-in-cheek splatter cinema or Adult Swim style crude comedy....

Updated: ROBOT 99 Review & Giveaway

Having previously launched an iPad only version of ROBOT 99 to widespread acclaim, über-talented Taiwanese illustrator/award-winning web designer/first time iOS game developer Fu is back with a brand spanking new universal binery. And while, when played on a smaller screen, the multi-touch powered party aspect of this title does not really compute; overall, it remains a visually stunning and thoroughly addictive little time waster....

Puckerz! Review

I wouldn't normally begin a review by immediately gushing over the game's sound design, but, honestly, it was the pounding techno score that made me sit up and start paying closer attention to Puckerz! - a title that, before playing, I'd hastily written off as a generic Peggle clone. Needless to say, these electrifying beats being fused to some of the fastest and most furiously thrilling arcade action yet seen on iOS shattered my expectations of this title entirely....

Falling Fred Hands-On Preview

Dedalord Games debuted on the App Store with a stylish and eerily atmospheric sokoban puzzler that cast players as the deranged inmate of a dingy, blood-stained loony bin. And it doesn't look this indie outfit is lightening up any for their imminent sophomore effort. Described as a "gory game sprinkled with black humor", Falling Fred wastes no time in hurling the titular character down an elevator shaft......

Eggs in Space Review

On paper The Lonely Bee's debut game, Eggs in Space seems to have all the right ingredients - barmy b-movie inspired premise, pick-up-and-play friendly concept and eye-popping art style - but, sadly, when whipped together they result in an undemanding arcade shooter that, while delightfully surreal and visually striking, is ultimately unsatisfying....

Ninja Bounce Review

It seems as if ninjas have decided to shrug off that centuries old image of being silent warriors skilled at sticking to the shadows and going undetected, because the little blighters are cropping up all over the App Store lately. The latest iPhone game to deck out its central character in the iconic shinobi shozoku and break cover is JellyOasis' Ninja Bounce, a fast paced and fun rhythm-based adventure....