sidescroller

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! ...

Color Bandits Review

Well, color us impressed! This is the kind of arcade experience we could use a lot more of on iOS -- even if long-time fans of sidescrolling shoot-em-ups are liable to find it a little on the easy side....

Idyllic Hands-On Preview

So, on the very same day we fire up our preview copy of the upcoming sidescrolling platformer "Idyllic," developer FatCow Games announces a writing contest to let one fan determine the answers to the game's deepest mysteries? Believe it -- it's just more proof that anything's possible in this indie-driven market! Read our hands-on impressions of the game and get the scoop on FatCow's writing contest inside....

iRBot Review

It's sad to see an already simplistic sidescroller beaten down by something as simple as lack of auto-save and multitask ability, especially when it's got such an absorbing soundtrack. Alas, an update is badly needed to breathe a little life into this robot....

Samurai Girl In-Depth Review and Giveaway!

That's one small step for a mobile RPG, one giant leap for sidescrolling action games on iOS! The great thing about a videogame straddling genres is that it can still stand out from the crowd as long as it does one of the things it's billed as exceptionally well, and this is certainly the case with CJ E&M and Mobicle's latest Action RPG offering. Find out how to score a free copy of the game inside!...

Samurai Girl Hands-On Preview

Gamevil's Illusia, but on steroids? Yeah, it's kinda like that. Over the past few days iFanzine has spent some quality time with this swiftly approaching title, and we're still nowhere near finishing it despite the number of times we've had our arses handed to us by the player's opposition in Samurai Girl. If you've been waiting for a title that really puts the "action" in Action RPG, check out our preview and you'll see that this one's got your name on it!...

Quietus Review

So, you think all those lava levels in the original Super Mario Bros. made you man or woman enough to handle the very flames of Hell? Connor Ullmann's devilishly designed and deviously morbid creation will make you think again. This is one retro platformer not meant for the faint of heart!...

Paleolithics Promo Code Giveaway!

Up for grabs in this week's giveaway are five codes for Instant Games' innovative sidescrolling adventure Paleolithics. This fun and addictive game, which we recently awarded a well-deserved 4.5/5 stars, puts you in concurrent control of a family of cutesy cave people as they traverse a vibrant Jurrasic world, hunting and being hunted by an array of ferocious creatures, gathering materials and crafting rudimentary tools and weaponry....

Baa! Run Review

Up-and-coming indie developers Blue Shadow Games embrace the wackiness of a vintage Warner Bros. cartoon for Baa! Run, a very different and altogether more light-hearted follow-up to their gritty debut Death Cop: Mechanical Unit. And if you're a fan of pick-up-and-play intuitive gameplay, kooky artwork and highscore challenges, ewe'll absolutely love it!...

Paleolithics Review

Hunting and gathering has never been this much fun! You'd never know it from its ultra-streamlined premise and unembellished Stone Age aesthetic, but "Paleolithics" is easily one of the most compelling ninety-nine cent offerings on the App Store right now. It's got that rare mix of family friendliness (in a manner of speaking), simple controls, and most importantly, game design that hits the ball right out of the park....