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Race After 1977 Hands-On Preview

It can be said with some level of certainty that no game developer has envisioned what would happen if you combined nuclear weapons, disco, and NASCAR. That is, until now! iFanzine recently took Xpect Games' Race After 1977 for a test drive, and there's no doubt racing fans will eagerly anticipate its February release....

Hysteria Project 2 Review

As a heavily interactive, Avant-garde horror flick, Hysteria Project 2 succeeds wonderfully at furnishing an impressive psychological experience you might not want to play in the dark. Strictly judged as a videogame, however, Bulkypix's highly experimental offering trips a bit in defying one convention key to the player's experience: the player needs to know the ground rules *before* his or her character dies....

Martin Wheeler Interview and Contest: Win a Copy of Surveillant!

Meet the game designer behind Recluse Industries' "Surveillant," the deadliest game of Hide-and-Seek you'll find on the iOS. While electro fans will know him best as the man behind the music of Vector Lovers, Martin Wheeler's been designing hit videogames since the 8-bit era. And if that weren't impressive enough, he's tied into the interview a giveaway for "Surveillant" -- but this contest will force you to put on your thinking cap! Get your Tweets ready!...

‘Legendary Wars’ In-Depth Review

2011 just isn't letting up on superb entries in the iOS games library, is it? Liv Games joins the ranks of expert iOS developers with a Real-Time Strategy/Castle Defense/RPG combo that's as addictive as it is beautiful. One interface flaw deprives it of a perfect score, but Legendary Wars is a clear winner with healthy cross-genre appeal....

Hamlet Review

Okay, okay -- its whole title is actually "Hamlet or the Last Game Without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement." Phew. This logic puzzler from Alawar Entertainment first splashed into the PC gaming scene last year, and now you can grab it for a buck on your iPhone or iPod Touch! While it has scant replay value and demands a strong appreciation of the genre, it's so irreverently zany and well executed on the iOS that logic puzzle fans would do well to pick this one up if they haven't played it before....

Surveillant Review

There's gonna be three types of iDevice gamers when it comes to this ingenious offering from Recluse Industries and Vector Lovers: those who absolutely adore it, those who just don't get the excitement surrounding something that looks so dated, and those who toss it down in frustration after a few minutes wrestling with its interface. Most who stick with it will fall into the first category, as it's a true work of art that defies genre preferences with its addictive premise and sheer novelty factor....

Pantheon Cycle In-Depth Review

We know what you're thinking: "Zombies, in a Celtic inspired setting? Count me in!" However, the most important thing to do before you leap into Gilli Games' Turn-Based Strategy offering is to tone down your expectations; this is the beater car of the genre. In other words, bona fide genre fans can count on Pantheon Cycle for a good time, but there's not enough glitz and sparkle here to draw the attention of a wider audience....

Treasure Seekers 2 Review

Artogon and G5 Entertainment perform at the top of their game in this Find the Hidden Object-turned-casual puzzler. Sometimes fanciful, sometimes creepy, and always drop dead gorgeous, Treasure Seekers 2 has such varied range that its appeal should be recognized well outside the fanbase of its particular genre niche....

Bubble Ball Review

Eighth grader's game soars to the top of the Free App charts shortly after release; wins millions of iDevice gamers' hearts. Sounds like the plot of a feel-good movie, right? Well, believe it -- grassroots bloggers and large news outlets alike have been whipped into a tizzy by the story surrounding Nay Games' breakout effort. But how does the unassuming Bubble Ball hold up under the game reviewer's lens?...

Gravonaut Review

Now, here's something refreshing: an App Store entry that makes absolutely no pretenses. Right off the bat Nexus Game Studios lets you know that Gravonaut is very retro -- and very, very challenging. If you think you're prepared for this level of difficulty just because your gaming days started when cutting edge releases used to look like Gravonaut...think again!...