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AERENA - Clash of Champions Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on July 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: STEAMPUNK STRATEGY
Take down enemy airships in this area-combat, turn-based, and steampunk-themed strategy title.
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Mars Needs Mechanics Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Thomas on March 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: NEEDS TINKERING
To win a seat on mankind's first trip to Mars, a handful of steam engineers compete in a contest of market savvy. But first someone needs to fish the wrenches out of this tabletop adaptation's gears.
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Rocket Island Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Denis Farr on January 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MOON ROCKETS
The end is nigh, but there is a plan. Send people off to the moon with rockets!
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Arcane Empires Review

By Rob Rich on August 30th, 2012
Kabam's latest free-to-play is every bit as fantastic as their last one, but that's kind of the problem.
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Dark Incursion Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 24th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOO STIFF
Were it not for the controls, Dark Incursion could have been a must-have adventure game.
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Gyro13 – Steam Copter Arcade HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 10th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: TURBULENT FUN
Gyro13 slaps a fresh coat of paint (and pumps up the difficulty) to a very old classic.
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ArkanoArena: It's Not Just for the iPad Anymore

Posted by Rob Rich on September 16th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

I'm as agreeable to the concept of breaking blocks with a ball bounced off of a paddle as the next person, but unless it's a "classic" or does something "different" I'm generally not going to get excited about it. That said, I think it's safe to assume that ArkanoArena is "different" enough to pique my interest. In fact, it's a bit more than piqued at this point.

On a basic level, it's the same as any other paddle and brick kind of game: bounce a ball around, destroy the blocks, don't let the ball get past the paddle. It's the finer details that really set ArkanoArena apart. Details like using a steampunk vehicle situated on rails rather than a floating paddle and upgradable weapons and equipment. I'll admit, it's technically not "new" because iPad users have been able to enjoy this title for some time now, but it's new to those of us who don't own the Apple tablet. Regardless, it looks like something worth checking out.

ArkanoArena is available for both iPhones and iPod Touches, with 3GS and up (or equivalent) hardware, right now for $1.99. Arkanoid lovers: check this one out.


Odd Issey Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Sinan Kubba on August 16th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ODDBALL FUN
A weird-looking but enjoyable twin-stick shooter that's a little too repetitive to be great.
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Cavorite Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 8th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: UNEXPECTED
While it may look like an action-platformer at first glance, Cavorite has more to do with block-pushing (and floating) puzzles than shooting. Thankfully it's a lot of fun so that's okay.
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Ionocraft Racing Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on June 30th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: STEAMY
Ionocraft Racing is a genuinely thrilling and addictive racer, even if it can feel a little empty.
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SteamBalls HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad only
By Chris Kirby on July 2nd, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MATCH THREE
If you can get past the name, there's a subtle variation in the typical match-three game worth trying out.
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iDroidsMania

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on June 16th, 2009
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: RUSTY
iDroidsMania is a decent platformer, but the botched control scheme and overall lag make it more of a chore than a game. Skip it!
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