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Bearded Man Studios, the three-person development house, has announced the upcoming release of its second iOS game, named Warp 5 Overdrive.

According to Lead Artist and Co-founder Andrew Briare, the game is “a super hard endless runner type game with nods to 80s arcade shooters that takes place in a contained 3D environment. A player controls an auto-firing ship (made of cubes) that rotates around a cylinder all while dodging various obstacles and enemies in a one hit kill environment.”

“The goal of the game is to travel as many lightyears as possible,” Briare goes on to say, “After a player’s ship is destroyed, a global leaderboard is shown that tracks the top “voyagers” of Warp 5 Overdrive and the player’s overall rank. Players can use the default ship or create their own ship with our Ship Creator.”

Warp 5 Overdrive is due on the App Store March 18.

via: Bearded Man Studios Press kit

DotEmu has announced the imminent arrival of its new game called Little Big Adventure, which is due out later this month.

As with a lot of DotEmu games, this is a port of the iconic retro game of the same name. It chronicles the story of Twinsen, who is locked up for dreaming his way to finding out about future events; escaping lockup is the backdrop story. According to the publisher’s release, there will be plenty of dialogue, puzzles, and characters.

Little Big Adventure will be coming to the App Store on March 27.

via: DotEmu Press Release
Bloo Kid 2 Review

Bloo Kid 2 Review

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Bloo Kid 2 has arrived to give fans of classic platformers something to reminisce about. But how long will it last?

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Superbloke Review

Superbloke Review

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Superbloke isn't quite "super," but it's a solid mobile platformer with some interesting visuals.

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Bouncy Bit Review

Bouncy Bit Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
As unspectacular as it may be, Bouncy Bit is still as addictive as any retro casual game can be.

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Dungeon Highway Review

Dungeon Highway Review

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Despite using unoriginal sprites, Dungeon Highway's blend of 2D art in 3D space is still the most unique thing about it.

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War in Space Review

War in Space Review

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War in Space is a retro Tower Defense game with some issues but a charm of its own.

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Gene Review

Gene Review

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Gene's use of physical mutation to control a player's abilities is a refreshing touch, while its throw-back visual art-style will likely see the average platformer fan satisfied, but the way in which mutations are implemented might become irritating to some.

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Lost Yeti Review

Lost Yeti Review

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Lost Yeti uses a Nintendo-styled aesthetic to be one of the most accurate retro games on iOS.

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Ninja Boxing Calculator Review

Ninja Boxing Calculator Review

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As a retro curiosity and historical piece, Ninja Boxing Calculator does the job, but it's really quite unexciting by modern standards.

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M.U.L.E. Returns Review

M.U.L.E. Returns Review

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The classic Atari game of supply and demand economies is back with a fresh coat of paint.

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Death Tower Review

Death Tower Review

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A little bit Zelda, a little bit Final Fantasy, with an added twist of zazz.

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Asteroid Smash Review

Asteroid Smash Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A multiplayer game where the goal is to mine friends’ asteroids and build attack ships to take out their moon bases in order to be the last one standing.

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Wizardous: An Apprentice’s Betrayal Review

Wizardous: An Apprentice’s Betrayal Review

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Wizardous is a magical side scroller that has all the traits of a retro 8-bit classic, complete with an addictive soundtrack.

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Apple Dash HD Review

Apple Dash HD Review

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A nostalgic trip for many, Apple Dash HD is a highly enjoyable and challenging vertical platformer.

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Double Dragon Review

Double Dragon Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This faithful and worthwhile update of the original Double Dragon is an excellent blast from the past.

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Jack N’ Jill Review

Jack N’ Jill Review

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With its black-and-white retro visuals, Jack N' Jill is a charming but deceptively challenging little platformer.

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Ice Cream Surfer Review

Ice Cream Surfer Review

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Even a great retro art style can't save this sloppy shooter.

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Kid Tripp Review

Kid Tripp Review

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Kid Tripp is challenging, but far too often slips into frustration.

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Prehistorik Review

Prehistorik Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Originally from the Stone Age of console games, this update of a classic platformer doesn't quite hit the mark due to haphazard controls.

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R.Type Review

R.Type Review

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There might be a subtle name change but R.Type is still as fiendishly difficult as it ever was.

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Kavinsky Review

Kavinsky Review

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Kavinsky doesn't quite work as a fully formed game, but it's a vaguely interesting mix of beat em up and driving action.

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Samurai Shodown II Review

Samurai Shodown II Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The classic beat-em-up comes to iOS for the first time, but is hampered by control and difficulty issues.

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Contra: Evolution Review

Contra: Evolution Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Contra: Evolution looks better than the original arcade game, but it's hampered with inadequate controls.

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Rocket Pirate! Review

Rocket Pirate! Review

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A decent, if unmemorable, pirate shoot 'em up.

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Workout (7 Minute Body Fitness Exercise) Review

Workout (7 Minute Body Fitness Exercise) Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Break a sweat in 7 minutes with this simple and elegant exercise app that doesn’t require any expensive equipment or sophisticated techniques.

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Pixel Rush Review

Pixel Rush Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
It's almost inexplicable how satisfying this endless runner is.

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Hipstamatic Oggl Review

Remember Hipstamatic? It's back with a host of features to challenge the likes of Instagram.

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Karateka Classic Review

Karateka Classic Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Karateka Classic is a port of a classic fighting game that holds up rather well today.

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Talisman: Prologue HD Review

Talisman: Prologue HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It's pretty, and it will certainly conjure memories, but Talisman: Prologue is only an appetizer - not the main course.

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