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.
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!
For better or for worse, PageNet's latest game feels familiar right off the bat (no pun intended). Yet another cutesy, side-scrolling highscore-a-thon, The Night Flier challenges you to defy death for as long as possible as you swoop through a series of dusky cityscapes dodging all manner of wacky obstacles and enemies.
Like the eyeball-equipped flora that populate it, Mystic Forest is an eccentric creature indeed. It's certainly not without its flaws at present, but worth a look if you could go for a puzzle-adventure and don't mind putting on some platforming shoes.
Lakoo, perhaps best known for the MMORPG "Empire Online," is trying its hand at an iOS exclusive, single-player Action RPG with the upcoming "Brave Code." Lakoo was generous enough to let our grubby little hands near a preview build, and take it from us: this is one to watch if you're looking for an Action RPG that completely shakes up the traditional genre formula!