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It Came From Canada: Scrap Force

Posted by Jordan Minor on August 18th, 2014

When the evil alien invaders inevitably come, it’s pretty much guaranteed that only the pure innocent hearts of children can save us - or at least children as well-armed as the cast of "Attack the Block." So we might as well start preparing now with Scrap Force, an upcoming turn-based strategy game where children use alien power to protect the planet with homemade weaponry. We find out just how much kids rule in this latest edition of It Came From Canada!

Scrap Force consists of a lengthy series of turn-based battles between plucky neighborhood kids and evil alien Obliteroids. Each match is one-on-one with two teams of six facing each other using three lanes that are two-units long. Players don’t create units, but rather draw from a shuffled group of heroes to place on the battlefield. At the start of each round, players and enemies are given an increasing amount of power shards. With more shards, stronger heroes can be summoned, so the match escalates no matter what.

The hero variety is really what gives Scrap Force its depth. Every new warrior has his or her own quirks to learn. Some can attack as soon as they are placed. Others steal power shards with each hit. Some kids can move in more directions while others just have more sheer strength. There are tons of strategies and counter-strategies to form using these unique abilities in concert. Skillfully balance these fighters to defeat alien foes and topple their base. Using items like bowling balls and hot dog dynamite helps, too. And with its simple 3D playground characters and environments, the whole thing has a neat Backyards Sports vibe. Except it’s galactic warfare instead of football.

In between rounds, players can summon new heroes and upgrade old ones with the scrap they’ve collected. Downtime isn’t optional either, since the game’s freemium timers keep players from just blasting through the campaign. That means players will be spending a lot of time with these child soldiers. But given what we’ve played so far, that might not be such a bad thing.

So be on the lookout for Scrap Force once it fully launches soon.

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Max Axe Selected as Apple's Featured App of the Week - Has Gone Free for a Limited Time

Posted by Rob Rich on February 14th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MAX LACKS VARIETY :: Read Review »

Max Axe has been designated Apple's App of the Week, and as such it's had a temporary price drop to zero dollars. So for no money down you can get your hands on all the endless running and axe-tossing little old Max can handle. It also happens to be the game our own Lee Hamlet referred to as "a solid endless runner with a cool aiming system, and for the most part its a fun ride."

So why not grab it while it's free?

Max Axe Celebrates Winter With Snow Covered Lands and Holiday-Themed Costumes for its Characters

Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 4th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MAX LACKS VARIETY :: Read Review »

A new winter update has arrived for Max Axe, bringing users a forest that is covered in snow and new holiday-themed costumes for Slimes, Ogres, and Max. The update also features new Facebook leaderboard integration that allows users to compete against their friends' ghosts.

Max Axe Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on November 15th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: MAX LACKS VARIETY
Help Max dispatch a host of mystical monsters by sketching a path for his axe to fly through in this enjoyable endless runner.
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