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Sketch-Your-Own-Adventure Game Drawn to Life has Popped-Up on the App Store

Posted by Rob Rich on May 23rd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD :: Read Review »

Lately it seems like at least once per week some fairly big name games just sort of spring up on the App Store overnight. Although I suppose this week it was actually two. Looks like we can add 505 Games' doodle adventure Drawn to Life to that list now.

Back when it was first released for the DS the game attracted a lot of attention due to the way it allowed players to draw their own content. Characters, weapons, vehicles, etc - a significant number of objects could be edited or created entirely from scratch. And now you can do it all on your iPhone or iPad. I shudder to think of some of the screen shots people will inevitably end up sharing...

Anyhow, you can grab Drawn to Life off the App Store right now for $4.99. Keep it PG.

Transport Tycoon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 8th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROUND
The classic PC sim makes its way to iOS, complete with rewarding gameplay and a convoluted interface.
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Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Mike Deneen on September 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NOSTALGIC LOVE
This sleeper hit from the old days of PC gaming makes its way to the app store and works beautifully on the touch screen.
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Stone Age: The Board Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on March 29th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FAMILY FRIENDLY
An impressive port of the original award-winning board game that requires players to lead their tribe and build a village in order to become the most powerful chief.
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Lunar Silver Star Story Touch Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on September 28th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SILVER STAR
A classic RPG of old remade for iOS. Tt ticks all the right boxes for JRPG fans.
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Solar Wings Bound for the App Store, Sombody Warn Icarus

Posted by Rob Rich on July 20th, 2012

I do love a good SHMUP, and a classic old-school style SHMUP with hand-painted visuals appeals to me even more. It probably appeals to a lot of people, actually, which might have something to do with why publisher Lace Mamba Global and developer Firepixels is bringing Solar Wings to the App Store.

Players will get to blow up all manner of fancy-looking enemy ships as they fight their way through five different worlds. Each with a collection of tough/large bosses and vessels. Power-ups are on hand, naturally, as well as a total of three selectable characters with their own personal ships, although the third character needs to be unlocked before they can be used. And it’s all depicted in that colorful hand-painted style I mentioned. Sounds tasty, right?

Solar Wings should be sitting pretty on the App Store come Saturday, July 28th. Any SHMUP fans can nab it for a very reasonable $0.99, assuming there’s no accident with the listing like there was for the game’s Desura release.

*Note: Images are from the PC version*

Scotland Yard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on May 21st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A RELENTLESS PURSUIT
Whether avoiding detectives or tracking a master criminal, Scotland Yard makes for a good time.
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Barbarian - The Death Sword Coming To iOS February 2012

Posted by Greg Dawson on January 23rd, 2012

Known as Death Sword in the US, the 1987 Commodore 64 classic is coming to PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad as early as February 15, 2012. Also previously known as Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior, the new title will be Barbarian - The Death Sword and is developed by Microids and published by Anuman Interactive. Gameplay will be similar to the original one-on-one fighting style as well as will integrate cross-platform multiplayer. It's not clear as to if Mac warriors will be able to compete against PC warriors or if it will only be Mac versus iOS. I'm sure there would be a lot of happy fighters if one could fight against PC, Mac, iOS or Android. And it's very nice to see that it will still feature the ability to sever opponent's heads and celebrate the ensuing shower of blood. Of course, this time it will be in updated 3D graphics. And yes, there are still scantily clad women involved, if that's something anyone cares about.

Z The Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on July 19th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A SOLID CLASSIC
Feeling nostalgic for old PC titles? Looking for a lighter, more arcadey strategy game? Like robots? How about blowing up robots? Well then, take a look at Z The Game.
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Bungie Blesses Fan-Made Marathon Port For iPad

Posted by Blake Grundman on July 14th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

For those of you that are not familiar, the date July 7th every year holds quite a bit of significance in the eyes of game developer Bungie.  Celebrated by fans every year as "Bungie Day" it is a time when the studio takes time to look back on the legacy of their work and provide special surprises for their diehard supporters.

This year they decided to do something different, and support a fan-initiated initiative to bring the Mac classic Marathon to the iPad.  Developed completely by hardcore enthusiasts of the original game, Bungie awarded their diligence by publishing the game personally and throwing all of their support behind it.

The base game, which contains the entirety of the single player campaign is completely free.  Available as in-app purchases to augment the experience, you can also choose to add in a $3.99 high definition texture pack, or a $0.99 God mode, aptly named "Master Chief" mode.  Give this classic game another look on your iPad.  I can personally guarantee that this will be one that everyone can enjoy.

[original source: GameSetWatch]

Golden Axe 3 Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on May 16th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: POLISH NEEDED
Sharpen that blade and get ready to battle the evil hordes of The Prince of Darkness, Damud Hellbringer, in this port of the classic SEGA hack and slash.
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Will on August 19th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: BAFFLING PORT
Rather than "addictive, stylish, and fun," the normal words that pop into my head when thinking of Snood, the words I think of when considering EA's abysmal port of the classic game are "baffling, inexplicable, and aggravating." EA has simply made so many
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Sonic the Hedgehog

Posted by Chris Hall on May 21st, 2009
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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Sonic, he can really move/Sonic, he's got an attitude/Sonic, he's... on my iPhone?

Not entirely out of left field, but entirely unpublicized, comes Sonic the Hedgehog to the iPhone. From the description of the game in the app store, the new app lets you "Relive your favorite memories of the Genesis era as you rocket Sonic through hair-raising loop-de-loops and dizzying dives as you gather up Rings and stop Dr. Eggman's schemes for world domination!"

Even though I have probably seen (and played) everything this game has to offer, I still want it... really, really badly. If all goes well with my espresso machine, I should have a review up by morning. Wish me luck!

Update: No more espresso!!! Nooooooo! We may have to wait till mid-afternoon.

Trivial Pursuit

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on May 13th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: BUY IT
Trivial Pursuit for the iPhone is a faithful recreation of the classic board game that sold ten kajillian copies. Fortunately for us, the difficulty has been ramped down a bit from the original, evil blue boxed version but is a bit harder than some of the
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Silent Scope

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Hall on April 24th, 2009
Our rating: starhalfstarblankstarblankstarblankstar :: DONT TOUCH
The graphics are bad, the frame rates are bad, the gameplay is bad, the sound gets annoying because the graphics and the gameplay are so bad, and the story is hokey. All this, for only $5.99!
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