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Run Your Own Space Delivery Service in Cosmonautica

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 1st, 2015

Cosmonautica, by Chasing Carrots, is a quirky sci-fi game where you call the shots as captain of your own space cruiser.

Astro Golf Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Charlie Miller on March 18th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MINI GOLF GOODNESS!
Astro Golf is futuristic miniature golf for all fans of traditional mini golf gaming.
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Starborn Anarkist

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Mike Deneen on December 17th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RETRO ARCADE SILLINESS
Arcade games were designed back in the day to be insanely hard in an effort to eat up quarters. While the modern arcade is more of a novelty at this point, the spirit of difficulty still remains in a title such as this.
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Spaceteam Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on January 3rd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DEACTIVATE THE INFRACUBE!
Spaceteam is both a nerd fantasy made reality and utter chaos in digital form. It's also a ridiculous amount of wacky fun.
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Skyriders Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Dale Culp on November 2nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FAST AND FANTASTIC
High-speed thrill seekers will have plenty of fun with this one. Race through 40 challenging tracks filled with obstacles, gaps and other hazards.
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Blue Libra 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 12th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MAKE THEM PAY
Blue Libra 2 adds a bit more depth to a fairly simple genre, but is that enough to keep fans coming back for more?
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Dangerous is a Console-Quality iOS Game

Posted by Rob Rich on August 10th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The Backstory
Sentenced to an eternity in suspended animation for a heinous crime he may or may not have committed, the man known as “Dangerous” is woken up a century later and unceremoniously tossed back into the fray. Actions performed and choices made will help determine the war criminal’s ultimate fate. Where he goes and who he becomes is largely up to the player, but savior or super-villain, there’s bound to be lots and lots of shooting and exploration.

The Gameplay
Dangerous features a massive universe to explore with plenty of star systems – each with their own denizens, commodities, resident dangers, and missions spanning through each of them. Navigation and combat can be handled via manual tilt/virtual stick controls, but things are at their best when using the contextual button commands. Orders can be issued with a tap or two, and most variables (i.e. distance to target) can be adjusted using a simple slider. Experience can be used to purchase and upgrade a variety of useful skills, and any spoils can be re-appropriated or sold in order to purchase better ships, gear, or modifications.

How does it Compare?
While Dangerous may have its roots firmly planted in the space adventure sims of old, the rest of it is very much reaching for the now. The steady pacing, wealth of customizations by way of skills and equipment, huge environment to explore, and especially the almost hands-free approach to performing actions are very reminiscent of the “cult hit” MMO juggernaut EVE Online. In fact, the only things missing – aside from the super-pretty textures – are the other human players and the wacky economy. For all intents and purposes, Dangerous is indeed a single-player EVE Online, and personally I’m inclined to believe that’s a very good thing.

Dangerous did go through some growing pains. The interface, while still not all that pretty, was a horrific mess after the initial release and most of the menus were nearly impossible to read on an iPhone due to size and formatting issues. However, all of the major gripes that have had a noticeable effect on the gameplay have since been addressed. Now Dangerous is every bit the giant space sim it was meant to be, and every bit a Console-Quality iOS Game.

*NOTE: “Console-quality” refers to the quality of the experience, not just the graphics. This is about the depth of gameplay, content, and in some cases how accurately it portrays the ideals of its console counterpart.*

Gene Effect Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Sinan Kubba on May 18th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WORTH EXPLORING
Exploration game with stonking visuals.
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Distant Star Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on January 30th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GALACTIC CONQUEST IS NEAR
In the mood for some science fiction-y strategizing? Then enjoy this bite-sized helping of galactic empire management.
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Dangerous Review

By Rob Rich on December 26th, 2011
Dangerous is without a doubt (no, seriously) the most robust space adventure available for iOS right now. There's just ooonnnnneeeeee little problem...
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Galaxy Pirate Adventure Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on October 24th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: VAST BUT EMPTY
Galaxy Pirate Adventure looks great and offers up a decent space sim for genre fans, but it feels a bit barren.
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Awesome Saucer Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on August 17th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WELL & TRULY AWESOME
True to its name, Awesome Saucer is one heck of a crazy-fun insane trip of a game.
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Chronicles of Spoon Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on February 11th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: PLAY HARD
Chronicles of Spoon is hard, oh so very hard, but a great slice of retro fun.
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