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148Apps 2013 wrAPP-Up - A Year of Finding Familiar Addictions on iOS

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 30th, 2013

One year after another, everyone always gets consumed with the latest and greatest games. People are usually focused on what’s next, and that was the case for me as well in most situations. However, after not giving much appreciation to shmups on iOS, my mind was changed after reviewing Danmaku Unlimited 2 earlier this year. All of a sudden I didn’t mind the idea of using my finger to play shmups rather than my previously preferred method of a console controller. This year, being focused on the present also reminded me of previously-released games and making a journey into familiar addictions; but this time on iOS.

One of the best things about shooters is that they usually come with a good scoring system for the leaderboards. I love shooters, so I am greatly addicted to high score runs and placing myself near the top of the rankings. So naturally with my new found love for shooters on iOS came an even bigger addiction to placing as high of a score as possible on Game Center leaderboards. All of a sudden I wasn’t just reviewing games like Danmaku Unlimited 2, Plasma Sky, and Liberation Maiden; I was learning to master them by earning a respectable placement on the leaderboards and then sharing that with friends.

I pretty much did my best to put up a quality time or score on all games I reviewed this year that came with a leaderboard. 2013 was also a year of Game Center addiction.

Groove Coaster Goes Free as Groove Coaster Zero

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 20th, 2012

The excellent rhythm game from Taito, Groove Coaster now has a free version, Groove Coaster Zero. This excellent unique take on the rhythm game is definitely worth a look.

Groove Coaster Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 29th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TOTALLY RAD
Groove Coaster may follow a formula of progression similar to Space Invaders-Infinity Gene, but it's a completely different beast. This time, it's all about the music.
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