Ruan Shiels

Giveaway: Win Race After 1977, Spidey Riley & Redneck Jellyfish!

Wowzers, this week's promo code contest is a real doozy: we've got a whole bunch of codes for not one, not two, but three awesome iOS games up for grabs! Fire up your Twitter accounts to be in with a chance of winning free copies of Race After 1977, Redneck Jellyfish and Spidey Riley! Full details after the jump....

Captain Slobber Review

I'm still trying to figure out why this bandana-wearin', heat-packin' pooch has outfitted his little sailboat with lasers and a jet engine, but suffice it to say Captain Slobber is out to prove that he's top dog. While this one is much too lightweight for sidescrolling shoot 'em up veterans, casual gamers drawn in by its art style should find it a fun and well crafted diversion for the short time it lasts....

Mighty Fin Review

Breakout App Store hit Tiny Wings has opened the floodgates wide for cute and quirky side-scrollers, the latest of which is Launching Pad Games' Mighty Fin. Does this underwater adventure offer a fresh take on a formula that's already starting to feel a bit old-hat?...

Dragon’s Lair II Review

Electronic Arts follows up its iOS port of "Dragon's Lair" with a port of the sequel! It's pretty amazing how a blast from the past like this has fundamentally stood the test of time, but that doesn't mean the transition from arcade cabinet to iDevice went off without a hitch......

Call of Mini: Zombies

Have you ever pondered what a third-person rendition of Minigore might look and play like? While Call of Mini: Zombie doesn't quite mimic the frenzied pace of Mountain Sheep's seminal dual-stick shooter, it is the closest 3D option currently available to gamers....

Spidey Riley Review

Whoa! This one came out of nowhere and ensnared me in its charming web. Klik! Games has taken a gear-riding concept we've seen before and fleshed it out to its true potential. Highly recommended to anyone who could go for a little physics puzzler in an action/adventure package, and for challenge seekers looking for something off the beaten path....

Pitman Review

Rat King Entertainment has served up a rewarding experience for dungeon crawler and roguelike fans who are willing to dig a little!...

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....

VineKing Review

It's not the most conventional way begin a review, perhaps, but before I start, I just want to say this: buy VineKing. In fact, grab the game right now and then come back and read this review while it downloads...! Yes folks, it's that good....

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.