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Daddy Was a Thief Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 13th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT VERY GRAND LARCENY
Daddy Was a Thief is a decent and cute endless platformer, but it never really amounts to more than that.
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Greedy Jump Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on November 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A LITTLE CRACKED
How does an egg come to desire treasure, much less propel itself through the air unassisted? Who cares? The important thing is that it makes time disappear!
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Polara Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Eli Cymet on October 11th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ALLEGIANCE TO THE RED AND BLUE
Despite being grounded in a dystopian future, Polara borrows some great ideas from games gone by to deliver a fresh take on the endless runner.
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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on April 11th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: EAT A CAR!
Pac'n-Jump is an endless ascension platformer that has you controlling a Pac-Man through levels inspired by various classic Namco games.
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Lame Castle Review

By Carter Dotson on February 25th, 2011
Lame Castle is an endless platformer, inspired by a PSP ad, that has you rushing through rocks and spike pits, while punting chickens and whacking treasure chests to get more points.
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Tiny Wings Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on February 24th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: JOYFUL BIRDS
Tiny Wings is an endless platformer that has you controlling a bird that has to use the momentum of the environment to keep going faster and farther before the sun sets.
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Volcano Escape Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on February 18th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HOT LIKE LAVA
Volcano Escape is a hybrid of vertical endless platformers and dual-stick shooters that has you trying to escape a continuously rising wave of lava, shooting anything that comes in your path as you try to escape.
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Gravity Guy Review

By Carter Dotson on February 14th, 2011
Gravity Guy is an endless running game that has you flipping gravity, allowing you to run along the ceilings, while trying to not fall or fly away to your doom, while escaping the police chasing after you.
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NinJump Gets iPad Version and a Planned Content Expansion

Posted by Carter Dotson on September 24th, 2010
iPad App - Designed for iPad

Backflip Studios are going all-out in unleashing their lineup of freemium games onto the App Store. After launching Buganoids on both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad last week, Backflip Studios is now going through their back catalog of games released this summer, with NinJump now getting an iPad version, appropriately called NinJump HD.

NinJump HD is the same game as the iPhone/iPod touch version, just now with graphics and gameplay optimized for the iPad. The game really does look much more detailed and crisp than the original version did scaled up to 2X. As well, for players who may have been playing on their iPad and may occasionally have missed a jump due to tapping on the blank part of the screen in 2X scaling, you won't have this problem any more. While it may have been coincidental, I set a new high score the first time I played the iPad version.

Speaking of high scores, the game is similar to Buganoids where high scores are synchronized between the two versions, so you can track your high scores on whatever device you play on, as long as you use the same OpenFeint login. All the OpenFeint leaderboards are the same as the iPhone version, as evidenced by the over one million entries present before the iPad version was publicly available.

NinJump HD is currently free (with the possibility of being a paid download in the future, according to Backflip Studios), with $0.99 in-app purchase to remove ads, similar to other Backflip Studios freemium games. However, the game may go to paid at some point according to CEO Julian Farrior, so downloading it now is recommended. The gameplay is the same great addictive ninja jumping action that the iPhone version presented, just now in iPad form.

Backflip were also kind enough to drop some details on the future of NinJump. First, Android will be getting a free version of NinJump later this year. As well, a new paid version of NinJump will be released, expanding on what the original free version presented, featuring "new levels, enemies and other content, with plans to add frequent updates on a regular basis" according to Backflip Studios CEO Julian Farrior. NinJump fans could have a lot to look forward to in the coming months for their ninja jumping game of choice.

Gravity Runner Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on September 2nd, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: HEAVY
Gravity Runner entices with a unique platforming concept, but its implementation into an endless platformer leaves much to be desired.
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Monster Dash Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on August 19th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: DASHING
Monster Dash is Halfbrick's attempt to enter the endless platform genre, with action game flavor added in.
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Monster Dash from Halfbrick Rushing to the App Store

Posted by Carter Dotson on August 13th, 2010

Halfbrick, having already invented and mastered the object slashing genre with their popular app Fruit Ninja, are about to unleash their take on another casual gaming genre, albeit one more familiar to iOS gamers. Monster Dash is Halfbrick's newest game, and is an endless horizontal platformer, similar in nature to Canabalt.

Monster Dash stars a sarcastic antihero named Barry Steakfries, who should be familiar to fans of Halfbrick's PSP games, as he was the protagonist of the arena shooter Age of Zombies. In this game, he is running forward, shooting zombies, mummies, vampires and other types of supernatural horrors that cross his path. You have two commands - jump and shoot - and a health bar that allows you to track the damage you take from enemies and spikes before dying. You can pick up additional health and various weapons as you constantly run forward, including my new favorite weapon, the machine gun jetpack, which fires downward as it propels you upwards.

Monster Dash provides several different random locales for you to run forward in, although the only key difference is the visuals, but you will see different level types every 1000 meters. Every time you die, you get a humorous one-liner from Barry Steakfries, sporting similar smarmy and sarcastic humor as was in Age of Zombies (which still hasn't been confirmed for iOS yet, despite being a perfect fit considering the popularity of twin-stick shooters on the platform), along with the ability to check OpenFeint leaderboards and to tweet your score. Monster Dash is an intriguing attempt to bring some more action to the endless platformer genre, which gamers will get to play starting August 19th.

Pix'n Love Rush

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Carter Dotson on June 24th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LOVELY
Pix'n Love Rush is a great addition to the crowded endless platformer genre on the iPhone, complete with a fantastic retro style.
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Robot Unicorn Attack

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on June 24th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT "ALWAYS" PERFECT
The popular Flash game has hit the App Store with all its ridiculousness intact, but once that aspect peels away, a fun albeit flawed game remains.
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