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Sword of Xolan Video Review: Tasty Titbits of Gameplay

AppSpy’s video review of the retro-style sword-swinging platformer Sword of Xolan praises the game for its precise controls and hearty character, though the overall experience is reportedly a wee bit short. More about Sword Of Xolan » The post Sword of Xolan Video Review: Tasty Titbits of Gameplay is from Slide To Play via AppSpy.

'Digit & Dash' Review - Domo Arigato, Mr. and Mrs. Roboto

I was recently reading a science fiction novel that featured a central character who argued against the idea that consciousness is a good thing to have. On the surface that sounds absurd, but think about it a little deeper. Computers absolutely demolish us when it comes to things like math and chess, and some of

RPG Reload File 039 - 'Rogue Ninja'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we beat up kappa and eat up kappamaki. Friends, you do not want to mix those things up, I assure you. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to give it another spin. It's a

Lonnie Plays Corny Crush

Do you like dogs and dog games? Do you like it when dogs avoid being crushed? If so, watch Lonnie play Corny Crush in the video above. More about Corny Crush » The post Lonnie Plays Corny Crush is from Slide To Play via YouTube.

'Heroes and Castles 2' Review - Not All Mobile Games are Truly Mobile

Heroes and Castles 2 [$1.99] runs into the problem that trying to bring big-scope, console-style games to mobile often have: these games are often well-made and can be fun to play. But sometimes, they're terrible fits for the actual platform. And that's where my issues with Heroes and Castles 2 lie: the game's good, I

Hit PC Dungeon Crawler 'Sproggiwood' Lands on Mobile Next Week

Back in November of last year, we went hands-on with the sickeningly adorable roguelite dungeon crawler Sproggiwood, which launched on PC last October and was on its way to the mobile platform. Today developer Freehold Games has sent word that the mobile version of Sproggiwood finally has a release date, next Thursday, May 28th. Check

'Breach TD' Will Adapt Popular 'Starcraft 2' Mod 'Squad TD' Into a Standalone Game Next Week

Puerto Rican developer Space Rhino Games has announced their tower defense game Breach TD will be launching worldwide next week, on May 27th. The game is described as being a spiritual successor to Squad TD, which is a popular mod for Starcraft 2. The original creator and maintainer of the map, known as Tsjnsn, is

'Viking Remix Madness' Review - To the Beat of a Different Beard

Out of all the random cool occupations that people love to pit against each other in hypothetical fights, Vikings are my personal favorite. I like them more than pirates, ninjas, cyborgs, wizards, samurai, zombies, astronauts, and indeed, cavemen. The proclivity of mobile game designers to use Vikings in cute, chibi, horned helmet form despite their

'Strike Wing: Raptor Rising' Gets Big Episode Two Update with New Story Missions and Challenges

Remember the Crescent Moon-published space dogfighting game Strike Wing: Raptor Rising [$0.99] from 2013? Well, it's been over a year and a half since its release, but developer Dream Builder Studios has just updated it with a big Episode 2 update. The bulk of the content is in five new story missions to play through,

'Cartoon Survivor' is a Runner That's Less 'Crossy Road' and More 'Crash Bandicoot'

You might see the isometric view and somewhat blocky visuals of upcoming game Cartoon Survivor and think that it's yet another game aping Crossy Road [Free]. You might watch the trailer and think your suspicions have been confirmed. You would be dead wrong. Cartoon Survivor is instead a prety nifty auto-running platformer that's coming to

'BlazBlue: Battle Cards' Review - The Wheel of Fate is Turning

Rebel 1…. Action! Full disclosure up front; if you couldn't tell. I freaking love the BlazBlue games. Not only are they complex, highly competitive fighting games, but they have a genuinely awesome story that is actually the focus. The mastermind of BlazBlue, Toshimichi Mori, has even said his intention was to create an epic fighting

'Portal Pinball' Trailer Released, and it's Everything I Hoped it Would Be

I absolutely love how Zen Studios is able to collaborate with so many different companies in order to bring a number of different brands to life in pinball table form. There are of course a multitude of tables based on the Star Wars and Marvel properties, but there's also things like Walking Dead Pinball, which

'Rapture - World Conquest' Goes Free in Style

When I originally reviewed Rapture - World Conquest[Free], I tagged it with a 4.5/5 with the caveat that multiplayer would really kick it up to the full on 5. For basically anyone still paying attention to this game(there has to be someone out there) not only did they follow through a few months ago, but

'Capitals - Free Word Battle' by NimbleBit Review - Real Game, Really Fun

Capitals [Free] from NimbleBit is their take on a long-running genre: the turn-based multiplayer word game. Thankfully, they manage to deliver a fun and worthwhile take on the genre by making it a simple strategy game that just uses familiar word game mechanics to feel familiar. It's a game that's accessible, but leads to an

Huge 'Midnight Star' 1.1 Update Has Arrived, Decreases F2P Shenanigans and Adds a Ton of Features

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, the developers of Midnight Star [Free] were planning a hefty update, and that update has just hit the App Store with a thump. Update 1.1 is the biggest update of the game so far and addresses some important issues as well as adds several new features that will change

'Alto's Adventure,' 'Duet,' 'Shadowmatic,' and More Currently on Sale

Sales are fun, aren't they? I like seeking out bargains - buying iOS games can be an expensive sport - but I enjoy it doubly when the games don't go completely free because while I might occasionally run out of money for games, I still want to help the developers of games I enjoy. So,

Lonnie Plays Oddwings Escape

In the genre of “not flying into the wall” comes Oddwings Escape, a really nice-looking game about controlling a bird that’s hard to control. Watch Lonnie give it his best in the video above. More about Oddwings Escape » The post Lonnie Plays Oddwings Escape is from Slide To Play via YouTube.

Don't Fret About the Future of Mobile Gaming. Everything's Going to be Okay.

We are cursed to live in interesting times in gaming. Things are chaotic, and the industry could go in any one of a million directions. Eli Hodapp talked recently about how he sees signs of console/desktop publishers making new, more concerted mobile efforts. Dedicated gaming hardware is in decline and its possible death throes. The

Nimblebit's Hex Grid Word Game 'Capitals' Available Worldwide

Are you ready for NimbleBit's latest word game? Capitals [Free] is finally here. We've been posting about Capitals for the last few months, and the game has been in a soft launch/stress test in Canada for about a week now, and it looks like everything is good to go for the global launch. NimbleBit has

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