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Kill Shot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 29th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: OCCASIONAL MISFIRES
Kill Shot is often satisfying, but its more than pushy in-app purchases will leave you feeling a little bummed.
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Spy Wars Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: TAPPING BASED ESPIONAGE
Gather together a team of spies and hackers in this freemium based game about having ultimate power.
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Big Win Racing Lets Players Train Their Drivers and Crew Before Heading Out to Win a Big Race

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 16th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Big Win Racing is now available as a free-to-play title from Hothead Games. Players can train and upgrade their driver and pit crew, along with their vehicles to attempt to finish first in a number of modes. This includes Championship, Friends, Events, Trophy, and Quick Race modes.

Rivals At War: 2084 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 25th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STILL A TAD RAW
Hothead has refined their interesting CCG formula even further, but Rivals At War: 2084 still retains a few of the series' problems.
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Big Win MLB Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on May 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FAR FROM A DIAMOND
You wouldn't think that baseball diamonds and competitive trading cards would have so much difficulty co-existing, but this is far from the Upper Deck days of old.
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Rivals at War Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on March 12th, 2013
Our rating: starhalfstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: RIVALS AT BORE
Rivals at War has a very interesting concept, but its actual game is a boring interaction-free card game.
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Big Win Baseball Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 3rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DECKED-OUT
It's just like collecting baseball cards, only those cards can be used to create and manage a virtual team. Which is awesome.
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Big Win Soccer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Dan Lee on March 23rd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: COLLECT THEM ALL!
Collect cards to build and manage the perfect soccer team.
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Jaws Revenge: For When the Desire to be a Man-Eating Shark Arises

Posted by Carter Dotson on October 20th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Fuse Powered released a game a year ago entitled Jaws. It was a game about protecting swimmers from the eponymous man-eating shark. However, according to CEO Jon Walsh, "After we released the first Jaws game, we received a lot of feedback from fans saying they wanted to play as the shark." Bloody shark sympathizers. I'm sure Fuse Powered was disgusted. However, they are businessfolk, and an opportunity presented itself, so they teamed up with Hothead Games to release Jaws Revenge. In this game, players play as that feared shark of record, devouring anyone who dare cross his path...in the ocean. Every victim of Jaws' toothy rampage increases his Frenzy meter, and once full, Jaws can go faster, to devour more people in less time! How efficient! The game has 30 levels, the ability to eat people right off the deck of a cruise ship, and over 60 Game Center achievements, to reward such callous human-eating behavior. Those interested in betraying the human race can do so on their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad now. It also has iCloud support, which is ironic, because sharks live in the ocean. If they were in the sky, that would just be too much.

Kard Combat Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on August 17th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WORTH A LOOK
Additional content and a bit more access for freemium users makes Kard Combat a serious "Not Quite a CCG" contender.
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Kickin Momma HD Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Lisa Caplan on August 15th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: MONSTROUSLY ADDICTIVE
Kickin Momma HD brings universal Peggle-like action to iOS dressed up in a monstrous theme.
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Be Ready for Anything (ANYTHING) With The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Posted by Rob Rich on August 11th, 2011

This fall, Douglas Adams nerds will have the granddaddy of all iOS apps to show off to their friends. Whether they actually care or not. Hothead Games, in a somewhat obvious attempt to prove that the entire planet owes them a drink, is making a "real" Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for the iPhone and iPad. I'm not talking about an e-book or movie companion or any of that mundane stuff, but a fully realized and interactive rendition of the iconic inter-stellar travel guide.

It's hard to come up with words to say about this news when my brain keeps going "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"

Pushing on, there's no definitive release date yet aside from "fall," but it should be out this year which is enough to make any Guide fan happy I'd think. Judging by the screen shots, it looks like a kind of mash-up of of the original concept from Adams' books and the slightly "modernized" one found in the 2005 film. As for the actual content, Hothead Producer Joel DeYoung had this to say:

We really focused on taking existing Guide entries and presenting them in a new, interactive way... We have so much respect for the original that we had to stay true to the style of Douglas Adams, and deliver an app that feels familiar to fans, but updated for today’s devices.

Sure it won't amount to much more than a fancy iOS toy, but oh what a toy! My inner (and outer) nerd can't wait to start flipping through entries, reading up on Babel Fish, towels and everything else I'm probably only interested in right now due to nostalgia. "Fall" can't get here soon enough, as far as I'm concerned.

Hothead Gets Rough With Kard Combat

Posted by Rob Rich on July 13th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WORTH A LOOK :: Read Review »

Lots of genres are a bit over-saturated on the App Store, and card games are no exception. Combination card and fighting games, however, are few and far between. Aware of this deficiency, Hothead Games has seen fit to release Kard Combat this week. For the low low price of nothing.

Granted it's still more of a card game than a fighter; players choose from a handful of different mages with a few unique cards in their collection, matches involve planning and strategy as opposed to quick reflexes and so on. The fighting aspects have more to do with the brevity of each match and their one-on-one nature. It utilizes a slightly less complex version of the "line of cards" system some are no doubt familiar with, in which each user lines up their cards while any unopposed summons will do direct damage to the opposing player. Naturally, some cards have special effects that can create some interesting strategies.

Players can try out each of the four types of mages (Holy, Death, Machine and Dominator), as well as the Single Duel and multiplayer modes, for free. Full access to a single mage's campaign will require an in-app purchase of one dollar, while unlocking all four will cost three. And for any players interested in diving straight in to the multiplayer stuff, everything (all cards, etc...) can be unlocked for ten dollars. Bear in mind that the cards can eventually be unlocked through diligent play, and that the ten dollar purchase is only necessary for those who don't want to "waste time" with the singleplayer campaign.


Chromanoids Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 16th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: COLOR ME AWESOME
The Chromanoid scourge is headed to Earth. Humanity needs a savior. Pilots without a basic understanding of primary and secondary colors need not apply.
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Bunny The Zombie Slayer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Blake Grundman on April 27th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BUNNY FIGHTS BACK!
Fend off hordes of rabid zombies using the most logical weapon at your disposal: Easter Eggs?
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