Posts Tagged collecting

Monster Adventures Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
When Foursaken Media decides to create a combination of RPG, Roguelike, action-adventure, and monster-collection, everybody wins.

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Transformers: Legends Review

Transformers: Legends Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite the focus on giant transforming robots, this online CCG isn't all that exciting.

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Magimon Review

Magimon Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To endure obnoxious sound effects and music is my real test, to figure out what exactly happens in a battle is my cause.

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Zenforms: Protectors Review

Zenforms: Protectors Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This monster-training RPG has some very clever ideas but it's far from complete and could use more than a few adjustments.

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Geomon Review

Geomon Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
On the surface Geomon isn't all that different from other monster catching and training games. What a difference a GPS makes.

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Little Masters Review

Little Masters Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's not exactly what I was expecting, or hoping for, but it gets the job done.

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Angel Salvation Review

Angel Salvation Review

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Barring a few foibles (and an internet requirement), Angel Salvation is actually a really cool match 3 RPG.

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Mobbles Review

Mobbles Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's more Tomagotchi than Pokemon, but that doesn't keep Mobbles from being loads of family-friendly (and sickeningly cute) fun.

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The Naked Gun: ICUP Review

The Naked Gun: ICUP Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Naked Gun is back! In adventure game form?

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Rage of Bahamut Review

Rage of Bahamut Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's got one heck of an ugly and not very intuitive interface, but Rage of Bahamut is still an unexpectedly great CCG.

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Robot Fish Review

Robot Fish Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Trace the fastest route to the goal while collecting items and avoiding mines.

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Foodie The Bug Review

Foodie The Bug Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Get Foodie to the end of the level before the time runs out!

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Everyone’s gaga for catching and training monsters. It’s a shockingly popular genre, which makes its overall lack of representation on the App Store all the more odd. That’s not so say that no one’s ever tried, but there just aren’t that many choices at the moment. Greyhound Games, with help from ZigZaGame, is looking to do their part by releasing Dragon Island.

The overall concept of Dragon Island is as expected: capture monsters, level-up monsters, evolve and combine monsters to create new monsters and fight other monsters with said monsters. What sets it apart from the scant few other games in the genre on iOS is the use of actual time instead of energy or mana, setting a specific lineup for monsters (think “batting order”), a sprawling map full of places to explore and dungeons. The dungeons are of particular note because they’re not only randomly-generated, but can also contain special monsters, treasures, their own towns and even other dungeons.

Currently the game is about 75% complete (according to the developer), and they’re looking to the community to take it well beyond the 100% mark. They’ve set up a Kickstarter page to raise funds so that they can include more of, well, everything. More monsters, more dungeons, more items and more game in general.

What’s there is already looking really good (placeholder graphics notwithstanding). I’m particularly fond of the monster illustrations. And the thought of Roguelike dungeons in a monster-collecting rpg has me salivating something fierce. If anyone echoes my sentiment, then I urge them to look into Dragon Island. Don’t forget to take a gander at the handful of monster images (20+ out of 200) in the gallery below, either. Also, “LOL” at Unhappy Bird.


Bring Me Sandwiches!! Review

Bring Me Sandwiches!! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Bring Me Sandwiches!! is a shockingly great item-gathering platformer that takes inspiration from one of the most unexpected places.

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Glyder 2

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Glyder 2 was one of my most anticipated games of the season. Now that I've finished this soaring, gliding, collection game, I might just play through again.

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