Parachute Panic HD For iPad | Arcade Games

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From the moment you view Parachute Panic's hand-drawn stickman visuals and listen to its laid-back theme tune being hummed, you'll know you're holding something special in your hands Parachutists randomly leap from overhead planes and you must use gusts of wind — created by swiping your finger in any direction — to guide them to the boats at the bottom of the screen. Tapping a parachutist will open his 'chute and it's possible to leave the … [Read more...]

Spider-Man : Total Mayhem HD For iPad | Adventure Games

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We're pretty sure that there isn't a decent computer format out there that hasn't had a Spider-Man game or two made for it. So, we can understand why consumers can treat the release of yet another game featuring the world's most famous web-clinger with a little indifference. Those of you that fall into this category need to seriously rekindle your faith in that little radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker and created one of the best comic book … [Read more...]

iBall3D for iPad | Music | Puzzle

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This app requires a steady hand and nerves of steel iBall3D is extremely tough; it's basically a remake of the Labyrinth game but in 3D. You can still use the classic overhead view, or zoom in to play in 3D style, though. The levels are extremely hard (for us, anyway!) and we did experience a tiny bit of lag in the game, which did detract from gameplay experience. However, we doubt that will affect all users. The levels are nicely made and offer … [Read more...]

Rhythm Racer For iPad | Music/Puzzle Games

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If you're both a fan of keeping rhythm and the PlayStation classic WipEout, then you may want to drop the very reasonable sum of zero pounds on Rhythm Racer. Borrowing its look more than just a tad from Sony's classic hit, the gimmick here is to hit specific blocks in order to keep the music in the background running. Miss one and the tune cuts out taking away the thrill of racing around a space-styled track to an adrenaline-fuelled theme. The … [Read more...]

Zombie Infection For iPad | Adventure Games

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Gameloft has a reputation for translating full-blown console games to the iPhone, and although it lacks the licence, Zombie Infection is as close as you're go­ing to get to Resident Evil 5 in your hands. The opening stage, in a favela where the natives are less than friendly, could easily be mistaken for the Capcom game's first stage. Lack of origi­nality aside, though, Gameloft has managed to create an excellent adventure, with great … [Read more...]

Broken Sword – The Smoking Mirror : Remastered For iPad | Adventure Games

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While Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror has never been as good a game as the original, what Revolution Software has shown is that it's now the developer to beat when it comes to porting classic point-and-click adventures to OS. It's an understandably popular option for studios with such renowned games in their back catalogues, and while the quality of many of the games is undeniable, the standard of the Apple adaptations has fluctuated. Here … [Read more...]

TETRIS for iPad

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Do You Really Need Another Version Of Tetris? Of Course You Do! When Alexey Pajitnov came up with the idea of game that involved interlocking geometric shapes falling down a screen and disappearing when a complete line was formed he can't possibly have realised that he'd just devised what would become the single most universal, omnipresent video game in the history of, well, video games. The name of Tetris is as well known as Mario, Lara Croft … [Read more...]

Words With Friends

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Words With Friends : Chances are, any given iPhone has Words With Friends downloaded on it. Zynga's run¬away hit found the sweet spot among word game enthusiasts when it came over to iOS in 2009, making the iump from the web browser and Facebook to the iPhone and iPad. The asynchronous, turn-taking mode with push notifications set the standard for these types of multiplayer games. Players match up with friends from Facebook or their contacts … [Read more...]

Duke Nukem For iPad

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It’s time to kick ass and chew bubble gum A perfect port of the original Duke Nukem PC game - one-liners and humour fully intact - this is a classic example of when control methods don't quite live up to expectations. The game offers the choice of analogue or digital on-screen controls, the analogue controls bordering the screen as buttons and the digital method appearing as two control sticks - one for movement and one for aiming. Problems … [Read more...]

LEGO Creationary For iPad | Board/Family/Kids Games

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With Lego Star Wars, Lego Harry Potter and Lego Indiana Jones all hitting stores within the last couple of years, you'd be forgiven for thinking a certain child's toy is making somewhat of a comeback. Instead, the ironic humour behind a man composed of tiny pieces literally falling apart has risen anew, leaving Lego's more traditional role — giving children an easy introduction to how engineering works — abandoned. While this iPad title will … [Read more...]

Waking Mars

Waking Mars For iPhone

The best gardening adventure set on a fictional, soil-rich Mars you'll ever play. Probably Waking Mars is a game we found very easy to put down. Don't get us wrong: we loved its every extraterrestrial second, but simply leaving the game's insanely detailed Martian ecosystem to its own devices yielded countless moments of heartbreak and hilarity. See, Waking Mars seals you in the high-tech hazard suit of a researcher, looking to put Mars under … [Read more...]

Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light For iPad | Adventure Games

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After finding success on Steam, PSN and Xbox Live, it was somewhat inevitable that Lara's latest adventure would appear on Apple's machines. Dispensing with the traditional adventures that were so popular on the PlayStation, Guardian Of Light instead takes a more arcade-style approach in the form of an impressive twin-stick shooter. There are still tombs to plunder and puzzles to solve, but the emphasis is placed firmly on action and destroying … [Read more...]

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