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Allies in War - Free-to-Play Strategy Title Lets Players Build Defenses and Destroy Enemy Strongholds

Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Gamelion has released Allies in War; a new real-time strategy game that allows users to build their base, upgrade defenses, and take down enemy strongholds. The free-to-play game features a single-player missions and co-op battles to engage in while defending from enemy attacks and looting their materials.

Monster Shooter 2: Back to Earth Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on August 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SAVE THE KITTY
DumDum is back with a renewed vengeance!
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Rage of the Gladiator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Michael Halloran on November 26th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CONSOLE-QUALITY ACTION
Originally released for the Wii console, Rage of the Gladiator comes to iOS devices with stunning graphics and action-packed gameplay.
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Rage of the Gladiator Fights its Way from the Wii to iOS

Posted by Rob Rich on November 1st, 2012

I unfortunately missed out on the chance to play Rage of the Gladiator when it was originally released on the Wii, despite my legitimate interest. Luckily I’ve gotten a second chance because Gamelion is porting it over to iOS devices as a fully re-mastered and arguably definitive version.

The basic story is that Gracius, the main character and gladiator extraordinaire, is fighting for his freedom and for revenge against those who’ve slain his father. How? By cutting a swathe through a horde of inhuman bosses. Anyone who’s played Infinity Blade will be familiar with the adapted control scheme (tap arrows to dodge left/right, tap buttons to block, swipe to attack), but combat in Rage of the Gladiator feels decidedly more arcade-like than Epic’s, well, epic. Attack and response time is a bit faster, fights are broken up into three “rounds” much like a boxing match, and there are a number of weapons and skills to unlock and purchase as you progress.

Again, while Rage of the Gladiator is indeed similar to that other popular swipe fighter it’s not exactly a carbon copy. There’s a noticeable emphasis on giving each combatant their own personality, and with the addition of a jump button and some rather complex combo attacks it can be quite the ordeal to make it through a fight in decent shape. It‘s definitely a challenge but every pattern can be learned eventually and it can be exceedingly satisfying to knock a particularly bothersome foe in the jaw with a warhammer in slow motion.

Anyone interested in a first-person arcade-esque gladiatorial beat down should keep an eye on the App Store. There’s no official word on a price but Rage of the Gladiator is set to release sometime in November.

League of Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on October 26th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ENERGY TO CHEAT
League of Heroes is a free-to-play hack 'n slash that is interesting for one key reason: an easily-exploitable energy recharge system.
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Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels Drops the Ads, Adds More Fun Stuff

Posted by Rob Rich on May 11th, 2012

I had a good amount of fun with the original release of Monster Shooter. It was a solid twin-stick shooter with a few minor issues, most of which have been addressed with updates, but it did have one major drawback. I’m referring to the ads, naturally. I mean it is a freemium title.

But just in case anyone considered the advertisements to be too much of a bother, Gamelion has been working on a new-ish paid version. Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels does away with the pesky pop-ups, sure, but there’s a bit more to it than that. More meaning more enemies, more levels, and more guns. For those keeping scor this puts the bullet point tally up to 60 levels, 12 weapons, 100+ missions, 3 planets, and 80+ Game Center achievements.

Having messed around with it a bit already, I can attest to the wonderful lack of ads. Personally I think that alone makes it worth the asking price. But it also seems to be a bit more generous with the cash (which could just be my imagination). Either way, it’s available on the App Store right now for $0.99. Assuming nobody’s dumped a bunch of real money into the freemium purchases, it should definitely be worth the trade up from free to paid.

Crazy Kangaroo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 2nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: JUMP FOR IT!
Keep away from a group of hungry, hungry hunters while nabbing cash in this near-endless hopper.
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Monster Shooter Features Monsters Both Shooting and Being Shot At

Posted by Carter Dotson on January 24th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: APOCALYPSE MEOW :: Read Review »

Gamelion has launched a new free to play shooter called Monster Shooter. The title is something of a double entendre: it is both a game where monsters are being shot, as well as a game where a monster is shooting. How can this be?! Players control the monster who is shooting, as it tries to rescue its beloved kitty who has been kidnapped by other monsters. Or perhaps they're aliens, as they escape with the kitty to the moon. The original monster follows along, because it has a spaceship too, and once it reaches the moon, it starts killing those other monsters. Using dual-stick controls, players exact some vengeance for the theft of this monster's kitty, shooting enemies in either a level-based story mode, or in a survival mode. Temporary perks can be earned by killing enemies, adding skills such as faster fire rates and laser sights. The game is free to play, and players can acquire MonsterBucks through either gameplay or in-app purchases to buy new weapons, ammo, health packs, and permanent upgrades. It's also a universal app, so monster shooting by a monster can be accomplished on the iPad's big screen. Monster Shooter is available now.

Monster Shooter - Dual-Stick Mayhem Perfected! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on December 12th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: APOCALYPSE MEOW
Monster Shooter has its fair share of quirks, but it's a surprisingly clever freemium game.
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Monster Shooter - Shooting Monsters in the Name of Kitten Safety

Posted by Rob Rich on November 11th, 2011

It's one thing for slimy, slobbering aliens to go around stealing livestock. It's something else entirely when they start pilfering cute little kitties. That's crossing a line. On the other side of that line is a vengeance-fueled engine of mayhem and destruction hell-bent on recovering his lost friend while making his antagonizers wish they were never born. Or spawned. Or whatever the heck aliens do to reproduce. And his name is Dum Dum.

Gamelion has recently announced Monster Shooter, a soon to be released twin-stick shooter. Players will blast their way through all sorts of alien scum on three distinct worlds, featuring a humorous story and lots and lots of shooting. If they grow tired of the plot or structured level progression, there's also a Survival Mode to put their skills to the test. And yes, the developers have mentioned that they're already working on additional content which will be released as free updates in the future.

There's no exact date for Monster Shooter's release just yet, but it should be out sometime this month. "... Within the next few weeks," is the best I've got at the moment. Still, it looks funny and sounds entertaining. That combined with a non-existent price (read: it's going to be free) makes it absolutely worth an inquisitive glance or two. Once it finally gets here, of course.