platformer

Run Fox Run Hands-On Preview

Ok, so normally I would refrain from giving an upcoming game anything even approaching a definite appraisal until the end product has been released onto the App Store, but having put a beta build of Chris Johns' Run Fox Run through its paces, I'm just gonna come out and say it: barring any major last-minute cock-ups, this slick little side-scroller has smash-hit written all over it!...

Tero Review

We love it when devs throw tradition out the window and try something completely new! Now, if Studio Yomi could just come up with a replacement for traditional level design principles to go with their brand spankin' new platforming interface, they'd have a real classic on their hands....

First Look: Wyv and Keep

"Across Age" and "Cavorite," stirred together? Be still, my beating heart! iFanzine recently spent some time with the PC demo for "Wyv and Keep," which will make it to iOS among the number of release platforms a jolly corpse is planning to tackle. Okay, maybe we're cheating, but we just couldn't resist getting our grubby game-previewing hands on this one after we learned about its cool teamwork premise. ...

Idyllic Hands-On Preview

So, on the very same day we fire up our preview copy of the upcoming sidescrolling platformer "Idyllic," developer FatCow Games announces a writing contest to let one fan determine the answers to the game's deepest mysteries? Believe it -- it's just more proof that anything's possible in this indie-driven market! Read our hands-on impressions of the game and get the scoop on FatCow's writing contest inside....

Cavorite Review

Cascadia Games has gone back in time and returned with a classic! Whether you're a casual puzzle fan or an old school platformer enthusiast, "Cavorite"'s mix of clever logic puzzles and action adventure should strongly appeal....

Giveaway: Win Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Boost 2 & Up To The Top!

First things first, apologies for starting our weekly giveaway a little later than usual. To make up for my tardiness, I've popped a copy of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing into the prize-bag. Joining Sega's smash-hit Kart racer are the utterly thrilling Boost 2 and Pixeleap’s delightful platformer, Up To The Top. So what are you waiting for folks? Rev up those Twitter and Facebook accounts and let's get this show on the road...!...

Up To The Top Review

This June on the App Store has been a month full of pleasant surprises. While big-name games were kinda light on the ground, brilliant break out indie titles like VineKing, Redneck Jellyfish and ShootingDemon kept the folks here at iFanzine glued to our iDevices. And Pixeleap's perfectly crafted debut game, Up To The Top, just might - excuse the pun - top 'em all....

Blue Shadow Games Pack1 Review

The App Store truly is a bargain hunter's nirvana! If game devs aren't slashing the price-tags on their apps in celebration of Mother's Day, Father's day, If Pets Had Thumbs Day or whatever, then they're releasing dirt-cheap compilation packs like Blue Shadow Games' latest, which collects three great titles......

First Look: Means of Escape

So you guys are looking forward to all the Unreal Engine-powered games on their way to the App Store, eh? Okay, here's another worth keeping an eye on. While digging around for details about Desert Zombie: Last Stand yesterday, I discovered Pub Games, one of the games studios involved with that title, are also hard at work on an intriguing platformer/puzzle game set to debut on PC and iPad later this year....

Gears Review

Rather surprisingly, Crescent Moon's latest release, Gears, sees the lauded game studio ditch the epic scale, vast fantasy worlds and swords ‘n’ sorcery of Aralon and Rimelands, and turn out a casual rolling-ball platformer instead. Unsurprisingly, it rocks......

The Last Ace of Space Review

They say cats always land on their feet but that certainly ain't the case for intrepid feline adventurer Ace, the star of Astro Crow's innovative twist on the endless running genre, who having come a cropper on an alien planet instantly finds himself under attack and on the run from an outlandish array of extraterrestrial nogoodniks....

Elemental Rage In-Depth Review

Not since Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" has it been this important to prevent leakage of story spoilers, and iFanzine dutifully complies in this in-depth review. If you're familiar with the terms "Metroidvania" or "Castleroid," then heads-up, because you'll surely want to look into this one! ...