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Pirrrates! HD Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Angela LaFollette on March 29th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: SHIVER ME TIMBERS
It’s an action-packed freemium strategy game that puts pirates against confederates, but its level of difficulty may cause some gamers to swear like a sailor.
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StarTrail Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on December 11th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GREAT SPACE COASTER
Space truly is the final frontier... for awesome space treasure that is.
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Climber Brothers Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Sinan Kubba on October 20th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: HIGH CLIMBER
A fun physics-based puzzler with excellent leaderboard integration
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Gunstar Heroes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on November 30th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOW EVEN MORE DIFFICULT!
Gunstar Heroes is another Genesis game brought to iOS by Sega, but its twitch-based gameplay often falters on the platform with its controls.
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Gunstar Heroes Now Available

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on November 22nd, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NOW EVEN MORE DIFFICULT! :: Read Review »

Gunstar Heroes has made the rounds since it launched on the Genesis back in 1993, and now it's finally made its way to iOS. As of today Treasure's infinitely entertaining (and exceptionally challenging) title is ready to kick your butt on the iOS device of your choice.

The game is run on a Genesis iPhone emulator, replacing the physical buttons of Sega's controller with onscreen controls. While this is the standard procedure for most games ported to iOS, this is one of those cases where the lack of a physical controller may turn out to be a genuine issue. Treasure games are renowned for being fast-paced, twitch affairs with absolute precision required in order to succeed. Gunstar Heroes is already nearly impossible to beat with a traditional controller, so it's hard to image that the game will work particularly well on a touchscreen. Still, we're willing to give the title the benefit of the doubt right up until the point we hurl our iPhone out a window in frustration.

For those who must have you'll be happy to know the game features seven full stages with familiar bosses as well as two-player support via Bluetooth. It's recommended you bring a friend along for the ride, not that it makes it any easier to win, but at least this way you have someone to share your frustration with.

For all its challenge Gunstar Heroes is still a terrific title and a classic in every sense of the word. If you're looking for a real challenge and want a game on your iOS machine that offers a true test then this is easily the game for you. Just make sure not to play the game on a plane, subway or other form of public transit as your screams of rage may be misinterpreted by the other passengers.

[via TouchArcade]

4Q Interview: DreamWalk

Posted by Chris Hall on February 26th, 2010

If you have been waiting for your iPhone and your real life to collide, the time has come. Sure, we've had some augmented reality and social gaming apps come out in the past year, but none have put anything solid in my hands. On March 1, DreamWalk will become the first app of its kind, using the iPhone as a treasure map of sorts to put you on a quest to win real world prizes. Sometimes when I wake up I feel like a pirate, but never have I come so close! Today I talk to Joseph Russell, CEO of DreamWalk about this very exciting project.