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Review: Foodies by Nano Titans

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Foodies is a physics game that doesn’t look much like other physics games, and in a world filled with games that want to be just like Angry Birds or Cut The Rope, that’s a good thing.  It’s even got a novel control mechanic that both makes sense and more often than not works well.  There’s even a cute protagonist and an amusing story, for those of you that need either one of those things (or both).  My main issue at this point is that there is a fine line between creative and cruel, or challenging and frustrating, and Foodies likes to play on that line quite frequently, even in the lower levels.  Oh, and it would be nice to be able to turn the insulting kids off as well.



Great Games from Major Developers

4 top-notch games from Epic Games, id software, and other big game developers

When the App Store was first unveiled, the vast majority of games available were from smaller, lesser-known developers. That's not to say that those games were bad—many of them were phenomenal. For example, Mediatonic's Must.Eat.Birds ($0.99, app2.me/3095; free "Lite” version, app2.me/3099) is one of the best iPhone games available.

Well, times have changed. Apple's iOS devices are not only more varied and powerful, they're used by millions of people. All this makes the platform particularly appealing to major game developers such as Epic Games and the legendary ID Software. 



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Elastic Hero (episode 2)

Elastic Hero (episode 2)

REGGIO EMILIA - May 17, 2011 - Signs Studios today introduced Elastic Hero episode 2 for Apple® iPhone® and iPod® Touch. In Elastic Hero, you guide the Hero on a springy journey far, far, far away... jumping on trampolines, picking up jetpacks, jetmotos and skysurfs, while blasting robots and ufos along the way. Easy to play, difficult to master.

App Store link:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/elastic-hero/id431848522?mt=8

YouTube Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSkILLD1vkY

Official page:
http://www.signs-studios.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=124&Itemid=176

GAME FEATURES (Version 1.0.2)
- 2 Game modes
- Endless level
- Random trampolines generator (a whole new level every play!)

- Variable Weather conditions


Dice with Buddies: It's words with friends meets yahtzee!

Dice with Buddies: It's words with friends meets yahtzee!

DiceWithBuddies is a turn based multiplayer dice game similar to yahtzee. Players take turns rolling their way to victory against each other. Once you have made your move you can close the app and you will be alerted when it is your turn to play. You can play against your friends or a random opponent! Your stats are saved and linked up with your WithBuddies account. You can track how often you crush your friends and by how much. High and Low score leaders boards are calculated daily. There is also an offline local player mode available for pass and play when internet connection is not available.

Download it now for free from the iTunes app store!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dice-with-buddies-free/id432750508?mt=8&ls=1


Golden Axe 3 by Sega now available!

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More retro action is now available in the App store from SEGA. Check out Golden Axe 3, featuring head-to-head team play (using BT), and more hack and slash challenges for you and your friends. This completes the main versions ported for the series, so grab it here for $2.99...enjoy!



Five-star MiniMonos Flight iPhone App Free For A Limited Time

Five-star MiniMonos Flight iPhone App Free For A Limited Time

New levels and bonuses in addictive app from eco-kids’ virtual world

*Click here for screenshots, bios and official logos.

Wellington, New Zealand, 15 May, 2011: MiniMonos (http://www.minimonos.com), the sustainability-focused virtual world for children, has made its highly rated iPhone app MiniMonos Flight free for a limited time.

Players of the game become flying monkeys, and have to tilt their iPhones left and right to swoop through the sky, collecting wind clouds and avoiding energy-sapping pollution clouds. Trampolines on the ground provide bouncing rescues to monkeys that get too low.


Review: Samurai Tale by SteamPack

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Samurai Tale is a simple combat game, and it had the potential to be rather interesting, especially if you’re looking for something with fighting that doesn’t have the complexities of a Street Fighter type game.  Unfortunately, there are enough little things wrong with it that the game becomes somewhat mediocre as a whole, and given the number of quality games available on the App Store, that’s not a good thing.  I would love to see some more work put into this to help it rise above its current level, because I’m one of those that really likes a casual fighter from time to time.



Ollie Punk, police car jumping, edgy skate game launches on iTunes App Store

Ollie Punk, police car jumping, edgy skate game launches on iTunes App Store

New York, NY—May 12th, 2011—In a dystopian police state where skaters are jailed,
one lone punk ollies his way to freedom. Ollie Punk is a new multitouch game for iOS
and Android devices where players control a rebellious skater that must leap over a
seemingly endless stream of oncoming police vehicles at increasingly insane speeds.
At a time when the mobile game landscape is dominated by colorful and cartoony titles
like Angry Birds, Tiny Wings and Air Penguin app developers Kaza Razat and Khalid
Mills are hoping consumers have an appetite for games with slightly edgier themes.
Ollie Punk features distressed, urban inspired graphics, bass thumping music tracks and
an unforgiving style of gameplay. "As players progress deeper into the game the vehicles


Home Sheep Home, Based on the Popular Aardman Characters, Arrives at the iOS App Store

Home Sheep Home, Based on the Popular Aardman Characters, Arrives at the iOS App Store

May 10, 2011 - Shaun the Sheep and his fellow flock members Shirley and Timmy have arrived at the iOS App Store in Home Sheep Home, a recreation of the BAFTA-nominated game developed by Aardman Digital for Shaun the Sheep, which has been played over 80 million times. Home Sheep Home challenges players to safely navigate Shaun, Shirley and Timmy through precarious situations of increasing difficulty as they try to find their way back to the barn.

Each sheep's unique abilities come in handy for specific tasks, requiring players to quickly switch between them to overcome obstacles. For example, Shirley is the largest and strongest of the sheep, while Timmy is the smallest and lightest. Shaun's size falls between that of his two pals, making him the perfect all-purpose sheep.


Review: Treasure Reef by Invisible Unit

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There’s something about an underwater setting that promotes peace and tranquility – unless, of course, you’re a fish with a vengeance and can blow killer bubbles.  In Treasure Reef you play Herby, a fish trying to find the legendary treasure of Reef Island.  Unfortunately there are these nasty creatures called Creeps that will do whatever they can to make sure you don’t get that treasure.  You have 28 levels to prove them wrong and find out what the legend is.



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