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Bounce On 2: Drallo’s Demise Review

Whether it is The Island of Misfit Toys or Toy Story 2, people tend to have a lot of sympathy for children’s abandoned playthings. Team Phobic’s Bounce On series has finally provided these discarded masses with a champion: a bouncing ball with mischief in his eyes. Last year’s Bounce On offered the initial concept of what this hero can do, but the sequel gives him a much grander quest to take on, and us an extremely enjoyable game to play. (more…)

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Review

Before he started wasting our precious time and money with ridiculous skateboard peripherals, Tony Hawk, with the help of publisher Activision and developer Neversoft, was putting out the best skateboarding games around. Originally released on nearly every system back in 2000, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is arguably the best in the series as well as one of the best videogames, period. Now it has arrived with all of its great content intact on a device that is really good, though not the greatest, at presenting it to you. (more…)

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Babeorella Review

It has not been that long since Apple purged some of the risque games from the App Store. While the lovingly-rendered lead character in Doublesix’s Babeorella always stays fully clothed, her jiggling brand of sexiness is at least as ‘adult’ as Daisy Mae’s Alien Buffet. But Babeorella better hope Apple does not clamp down again because without its style, this is just an average arena brawler. Actually, it is still that, even with the style. (more…)

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Raging Thunder 2 Review

Last year, Real Racing blew us away with how well it managed to bring simulation racing to the iPhone. However, for those of us who prefer our racing games to be as crazy as possible rather than realistic, a clear front runner has not yet emerged. (more…)

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Military Madness: Neo Nectaris Review

Back when Hudson Soft was still an independent videogame publisher and not just a subsidiary of Konami, they put out a game on the TurboGrafx-16 called Military Madness, or in some parts of the world, Nectaris. Along with the Advance Wars predecessor Famicom Wars, Military Madness was an early example of a great console turn-based strategy game. However, while Nintendo’s franchise flourished, Hudson’s went somewhat dormant. Now, Military Madness is back on several platforms, including the iPhone. But has its time passed? (more…)

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Battle of Puppets Review

We really should come up with a clever name for this emerging strategy sub-genre. If you have ever played Cartoon Wars, Ancient War or any other 2D side-scrolling RTS, then you’ll feel right at home with Battle of Puppets. However, while Small Wonders’ newest title may not win you over with its originality, its abundance of charm and adorable atmosphere will. (more…)

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Cheap Shot: Dizzypad

Ever since Frogger hit arcades back in 1981, videogame frogs have all had to face incredible obstacles whenever moving from one place to another. In Dizzypad from Nimblebit, not even their lily pad-filled pond is a safe haven for these unfortunate amphibians. However, what may be an arduous quest for frogs ends up being an entertaining distraction for gamers. (more…)

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Necromancer Rising Review

Necromancer Rising may go down in history for having the most awesomely straightforward name for its main character: the Battle Priest. With a name like that, it should come as no surprise that the newest app from Ryan Mitchell Games is about taking down the forces of the underworld through rather violent means. But if that initial premise sounds a little too mindless for you, don’t worry. In fact, for better or for worse, Nercromancer Rising may be one of the deeper RPGs on the iDevice. (more…)

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The Infinity Project Review

Between N.O.V.A. and Eliminate Pro, first-person shooters on the iPhone are starting to take off in a big way. While it doesn’t raise the bar in the same way those two did, The Infinity Project from Crazy Robot succeeds by borrowing ideas seen in more familiar console shooters. The Infinity Project combines the corridor shootouts of Doom with the openness of Metroid Prime. (more…)

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Aztec Quest Review

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Aztec Quest is not a Civilization-style strategy game where the goal is to play as invading Spaniards and brutally conquer a continent. Instead, Aztec Quest is an entertaining puzzle game where you have to lead a ball through chutes, springs, and teleporters. As the game challenges you to solve increasingly difficult puzzles with more elaborate mazes, it’ll help keep your mind feeling sharp. (more…)