Previews

Hands-On Preview: Battle Group

If you've been waiting for a really neat rail shooter to hit iOS, you'll want to keep an eye out for this upcoming collaboration from Bane Games, Squid Tank and Game Audio Australia!...

Super Bit Dash Hands-On Preview

"Super Bit Dash" isn't just shaping up to be a great running game -- it's shaping up to be a fun and carefully designed platformer, which bodes extremely well for it in a genre that's been beaten to death so much over the App Store's life time. Whether you're a running genre enthusiast, a platformer fan, or a retro lover, Fakepup has created something you'll really want to sink your teeth into!...

Gun Fu Hands-On Preview

As much a work of slick art nouveau as it is a videogame, "Gun Fu" is a good example of how much a developer can accomplish with a minimalistic approach....

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!...

Hands-On Preview: Danger Alliance

For all of you waiting on pins and needles to see what the fate of isometric turn-based strategy games will be on iOS, never fear: TOME Studios is hard at work proving that the genre can be executed just as well on a touchscreen as on a console. After spending some hands-on time with "Danger Alliance: Battles," we're not even sure we'll be able to go back to physical controllers for our TBS fix....

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. ...

Bouncy Mouse Hands-On Preview

Android players have been falling head over heels for Eric Karl's "Bouncy Mouse" for a few days now, but it sure is taking its sweet old time moseying on over to the App Store. What better way to pass the time than with a hands-on preview, so you can see what all the squeaking is about?...

Vermes on Mars Hands-On Preview

Aztlan Games sure like their creepy critters! Fresh off last April's "Multipods: Escalation," they're back already with lots more crawly things, and after some hands-on time with "Vermes on Mars" we're glad to see that they're really upping the ante! Action fans who are looking for depth and some fun on-the-fly strategizing will want to keep a keen eye on this one as it nears release....

First Look: The Adventures of Retrobot

This just in: the next project that "6th Planet" collaborators Monkube and Ape Entertainment are going full throttle on is none other than "The Adventures of Retrobot!" This time around Monkube has added the talents of Endeavor Bros., a Canadian indie developer, into the creative mix, and it looks like an exciting arcade shoot 'em up/comic book fusion has resulted! ...

Zen Wars Hands-On Preview

Liv Games gave us a sneak peek at their upcoming strategy game "Zen Wars," developed in collaboration with subzero.eu! It's built with Cocos2d, and it even has comic book panels. If you recall our track record of loving Cocos2d and comic book-style storytelling to bits, you'll correctly guess our feelings on this one -- and if you're looking for a multiplayer strategy match, so much the better!...