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Super Hydorah review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SUPER SHOOTER
Super Hydorah is a solid, retro-inspired shooter.
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Plantman Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on June 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: BLOOMING GREAT
Plantman is a smart, funny and heart-warming platformer that will grow on players if they let it.
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Bill Killem Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on June 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KILLEM ALL
Blast aliens while avoiding abduction in Bill Killem - a retro platformer in which time is short.
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Action Agent! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on May 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP AGENT
The only thing impossible about this mission is not to have a great time playing it.
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Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Lee Hamlet on May 27th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ZZZZZZ-MEN
Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past is okay at what it does, but what it does isn't very fun.
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Max Blaster Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Arron Hirst on December 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOT ENOUGH BLAST
Max Blaster might keep the kids happy for a while with its florescent visuals and faux-3D graphics, but in reality this just feels like a rehash of most other available space shooters.
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Zombie Volcano Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Arron Hirst on November 28th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ISLAND BOUNCING FUN
Zombie Volcano will provide gamers with a familiar experience to other endless side-scrolling adventures both past and present. But, whilst fun, there's little here that we haven't already seen before.
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Wizardous: An Apprentice's Betrayal Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Arron Hirst on November 7th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ENCHANTING
Wizardous is a magical side scroller that has all the traits of a retro 8-bit classic, complete with an addictive soundtrack.
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Alpha Zero Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By David Rabinowitz on December 21st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SPACE SHOOTER
Alpha Zero offers great graphics and fun gameplay in a very popular genre.
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Dark Ninja Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By David Rabinowitz on October 1st, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: KEEP RUNNING
Dark Ninja is a fast paced, side scrolling, hack and slash game where players only have a few control options and need to have a long attention span.
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Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Denis Farr on September 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE POWERWALK
Move forward, kill zombies, and feel powerful. Also, see guts.
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Sidecastr Turns The Past Into The Future

Posted by Blake Grundman on July 3rd, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

There is nothing more frustrating that having the plot of a show spoiled, thanks to some oversharing fan on twitter.  That said, some people love to see the realtime reactions of social media during their favorite shows.  The invention of DVR and video streaming services complicates matters even further, because now consumers can watch whatever they want, whenever they want.

For those that like the best of television on demand and social media, there is a new indispensable application that must be added to your arsenal: Sidecastr.  This innovative tool allows you to follow what happened in the twitterverse, almost as if it were on taped delay.  Using the internal iPad microphone to determine where the viewer is, Sidecastr syncs up the world's reactions, like they were watching the program right along with you.

The best part is that this awesome new app is available at no charge.  So what are you waiting for?  Take it out for a test spin and let us know what you think.


Angry Bomber Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Dan Lee on January 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BOOM!
Fly a bomber through levels and destroy the Happy Corp.
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Street Wrestler Review

Posted by Jason Wadsworth on January 10th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Chillingo Ltd

Price: $2.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4S

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar
Game Controls Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar


When a corrupt wrestler starts taking more than his share, it's up to a band of four rag-tag luchadors to bring him to justice. It's easy to see why come players might think Street Wrestler is just a wrestling game, but while wrestling is a big part of the game, it shares more in common with the classic arcade beat 'em up games of decades past. This meshing of the flare and spectacle of wrestling with the humble side scrolling action game is both fun and satisfying; and while players will still have to deal with a virtual joystick, this title does some intelligent things to make its controls work harder than players might expect.

Street Wrestler is certainly an apt name for this game. Players take control of one of four masked wrestlers and take to the streets handing out smack-downs in the form of punches, kicks, and body slams. Each wrestler has his or her own unique moves, though they are all activated by the same button combinations. The wrestlers also handle in different ways. Some are large, strong, and slow while others are more lithe and quick on their feet. Players can take each wrestler through all the game's levels, beating up everything in their path.

This game controls like many of its kind. On the left-hand side of the screen there is a virtual joystick used to move the character around the environment. On the right-hand side there are three buttons, for jumping, punching, and contextual actions. The contextual button is where this game really sets itself apart from other side scrolling beat 'em ups. The actions that this button executes change depending on where the player is or what is next to them. Sometimes it might grab and throw an enemy, other times it will grab and throw a barrel, and other times it might send the wrestler arcing in a aerial attack. This clever little button allowed the developers to include lots of unique actions in the game without cluttering the screen with tons of buttons.

The environments in Street Wrestler are simply gorgeous. The cell shaded art style, the detailed design, and the dynamically animated backgrounds all make this game one serious piece of stylish eye candy. The controls aren't flawless, but they work well enough that the player can focus on fighting bad guys instead the controls. Street Wrestler does a great job at capturing the essence of what makes a side scrolling beat 'em up game so fun, and it delivers it in a bright, insanely decked out, and easy to enjoy package.

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Don't Run With A Plasma Sword Review

By Rob Thomas on January 10th, 2012
Who actually pays attention to instruction manuals, anyway? Certainly not anyone playing XperimentalZ Games' new action runner.
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