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Gorillaz - Escape to Plastic Beach Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on July 30th, 2010
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: SNOOZE
Gorillaz is a great example of a licensed game with no creativity and no purpose.
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How To Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Ben Terrett on March 11th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: DRAGON TIME
Who doesn't love dragons? Everyone loves dragons. Unfortunately playing as a dragon isn't quite enough to convince yourself that there may be better games in this genre.
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Glyder 2

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on December 25th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SOARS HIGH
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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Just Released :: Glyder 2 Screenshots

Posted by Jeff Scott on October 8th, 2009
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Just released by Glu, here are some screenshots for the upcoming Glyder 2. The original was an unassuming little title that was very easy to get drawn into. Turned out to be a fantastic game, we rated the original five stars. No official word on when we'll see Glyder 2, but we're hoping it's soon!

Check after the jump for a couple more screen shots of the new Glyder 2.

Hands-On with New Games From Glu Mobile - Including Super KO Boxing 2!

Posted by Jeff Scott on July 17th, 2009

Yesterday we got a chance to get our game loving fingers on some new games from Glu. The biggest of which is Super KO Boxing 2, a continuation of one of Glu's biggest selling games on feature phones. We also got a chance to see a new tube racing game, Alleygator, a Family Guy game, and the nearly final version of Minigolf Wacky Worlds. Also got some great news about updates for Glyder and the Transformers Cypertoy.

Super KO Boxing 2

Super KO Boxing 2 is a very fun, comical boxing game that works well on the iPhone, even in the early version I saw. The game controls were an incomplete early version that we played but consisted on taps and combinations on certain hot spots on the screen.

You can play in multiple modes, career, challenge, verses, and endurance modes in 3 different circuits. Your opponents include some favorites from the original game and a some new ones, 12 fighters in all.

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Super KO Boxing 2 is currently scheduled for a September release. No multiplayer is currently planned, but they are considering adding it.

Super KO Boxing 2 - Name A Tough Guy Contest

In conjunction with the release, Glu are holding a contest to name one of the new boxers in Super KO Boxing 2. It's this cave-man looking guy, one of the games most powerful boxers that you need to come up with a name for.

The winner will get a $250 iTunes Gift Card and an iPod Shuffle. 4 runners-up will also win prizes.

For full contest details and to enter, you can submit a comment on this post, or enter at the event page on Facebook.


Alleygator is a casual game title from Glu, what they call a Glu Snack. In this timed racing game, you are an alligator trying to get out of the sewers as quick as possible. You swirl around the sewers avoiding obstacles and grabbing powerups on your way out.

There are 6 different sewers in the 25 different levels.

Alleygator is expected to release in September.

Family Guy Uncensored

A series of 7 different mini games, all of which contain lots of little inside jokes for Family Guy fans. The mini games in general look really fun and re-playable, and there's also a very cool story mode that guides you through all of the 54 levels. I think overall this will be a pretty good title. The only problem I see with it is that it doesn't have any voice acting in the game.

September is the planned release for Family Guy Uncensored.

Glyder Update Coming!

We also got some good news for Glyder fans. If you have completed the game, you'll be happy to know that Glu have submitted an update that gives you more gems to collect.

Transformers CyberToy

We also got to see an update to the Transformers CyberToy that takes great advantage for the music library access in iPhone OS 3.0. With this upcoming update you can make Bumblebee dance to the music you are playing on your iPhone. He has 4 different dance routines and will choose one based on the genre of music you are playing.

Transformers CyberToy is available now. The version 1.2 update will be available soon.


iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Trevor Smith on April 7th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: Highly Recommended
Glyder soars to the peak of the “must-haves” with its simplistic, compelling, and stress-free gameplay. Accompany Eryn in her crystal collecting journey across six wonderfully detailed landscapes.
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Glu Demos New iPhone Games

Posted by Jeff Scott on March 20th, 2009

Glu have been a little cautious on their adoption of the iPhone platform. While they have a few games out thus far, they have yet to really make their voice heard on the iTunes App Store. However, it looks like that is about to change. Glu gave us a sneak peak at some of the games they will be releasing over the next few weeks. We were promised that this is only the tip of the iceberg, as they are planning on releasing 20 games for the iPhone this year. Here's some info on the ones they are ready to talk about now.

Build-a-lot strikes me as a simplified SimCity, smashed up with a time management game like Sally's Salon. In this game you buy, sell, and build property in a small segment of a city. The goal is to make as much money as possible by selling and renting properties. There are plenty of levels and plenty to keep you busy. Some of the later levels really turn up the heat and require that you really move your fingers.
Approximate release date: March 30, $4.99

Cooking Star is a mini game collection that obviously reminds me of Cooking Mama. But from what I've seen of both, this one plays better. An achievement system in this app has been includes where you unlock real recipes, an innovative features. Glu plans to add additional mini games to this title every once in a while, which will increase the value of this app.
Approximate release date: April, 2009, $2.99

Cops and Robbers is a cross between a racing game, a platformer, and a timing game. You play as one of two robbers, and run and jump your way through multiple levels. You goal is to collect money to pay your rent. Once you complete a level, you can re-play the level as a police officer and try to catch yourself from when you played as the robber -- like ghost racing. This game is one of the more originals we've seen from Glu and has good potential. The only problem we see in the current build is that the action can be a little stop-start with the camera changes.
Approximate release date: Late April, 2009, $4.99

Glyder is a collection game where you are on a glider, trapped in another dimension. This is a slow play game where there are no time pressures or enemies attacking you. There are also no negatives to crashing; you just restart the last place you landed. It makes for an interesting concept for a game, and there's plenty of variety with the multiple worlds. An achievement system is nicely varied and provides progress info on each of the achievements. My current feeling is that this game has great potential but the graphics in the game’s landscape are a little flat. But for a relaxed, casual game, it does have something going for it.
Approximate release date: April, 2009, $1.99

Mini-Golf: Wacky Worlds is a mini golf game set in four themed and very oddly interesting 3D worlds. This was the least finished of the games so we won't make any critical remarks about it. It’s just not done yet.
Approximate release date: Summer 2009

Thanks to Slide To Play for providing video of the first 4 games, embedded below.

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One thing is for sure, Glu are one of the most popular and prolific mobile game developers. They have been a little slow on the uptake on the iPhone but are planning to go full force now. They haven't tipped their hat to what they are doing in the social games area, the segment that the iPhone can really excel in, but assured us they just aren't ready to talk about their plans there yet.

They have some exciting things coming with the above and beyond and we can't wait to see what they do.