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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....

Red Gun Review

What with Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption doing a roaring trade on consoles and the Coen Brothers' True Grit currently wowing cinema goers, it's kinda surprising more western themed games haven't yet gunned their way into the App Store. Well, polish your Colt and grab a dozen bullets because indie developer Damatha Studios' impressive iOS debut, arcade shoot 'em up Red Gun, aims to fill the void in style....

Zombies Ala Mode Review

Zombies are probably best known for their penchant for human flesh and delicious, gooey brains, but apparently they've also got a bit of sweet tooth. As little Timmy soon finds out when he lands a summer job at the busiest zombie ice cream parlor in town!....

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!....

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!...

RAGE Mobile Review

Such is the god-awful state of reality TV and game shows these days, that the nightmare scenario brought to vivid life by id Software's newest shoot-'em-up RAGE Mobile - tooled-up contestants battling killer mutants for the viewing pleasure of bloodthirsty coach potatoes - probably isn't as far-fetched as one might like to imagine....

Shoot To Kill Review

Shoot to Kill: Addictive as Hell, a hot new collaboration by Vivid Games and Tower Studios, is an arcade-y actioner set in the fiery depths of Hades. The game has been unleashed on the App Store in various shapes and sizes - a coin-up style freemium version, a HD freemium version etc, etc - but, if you ask me, Addictive as Hell is the best and most fully featured experience of the lot, boasting, as it does, all 30 levels of shoot 'em up thrills, Game Center achievements, and 6 different modes from the off....