Watch out -- this one might blow your fingers off! Well, that's what some of the promotional material for "Ninja Sniper" suggests, but rest assured that sufficient work went into the translation of what little text lies inside. If you're a twitch shooter fan and always wanted to be a ninja, this one might be right up your alley!
The whole hand-drawn graphics gimmick has been done a thousand times before on iOS, yet something about Morten Andersen's App Store debut, Cute Shoot!, still managed to pique this doodle-weary reviewer's interest. Yeah, you guessed it, it was the game's utterly crazy plot which revolves around a badass kitty armed with a machine gun mowing down hordes of monsters...
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!
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.
If you sat down with me for a game design chat, I'd probably recommend two ideas be crossed right off the list of possibilities: anything too reminiscent of "Minesweeper," and zombies. However, Frogtoss Games had an extraordinary insight -- what about combining the two? It turns out that the result is kind of awesome.
When the netherworld messes up their plan to become human, a Bear and a Tiger go on a rampage to kick some demonic tail. "CLAW" may not have all the depth needed to compete with classic side-scrolling beat 'em ups, but it proves that the genre is workable on iOS, and it sure is pretty to look at!
Foursaken Media does it again! Just like the original "Bug Heroes," their newest is deep, content-packed and brimming with fun. The expanded story and huge environments this time around certainly don't hurt either! "Bug Heroes Quest" is a must-have for iDevice-owning Action RPG fans, but its appeal extends well beyond the genre.