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Galaxy Ball – Crossfire for the 21st Century

Galaxy Ball – Crossfire for the 21st Century

If you read that headline and thought, "Crossfire? What the heck is Crossfire? Is it on iOS?", you are too young for that cultural reference. But don't let that stop you from discovering more about this futuristic single-screen multiplayer competitive ball blasting sports sim!

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Lazarus – the twin-stick shooter gets touchy

Lazarus – the twin-stick shooter gets touchy

A twin-stick shooter for a otuchscreen device? Why, can such a thing be realised without recourse to the dreaded virtual controller? Yes, cries SpiltMilk Studios - and here is the highly promising evidence...

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From Rare to where? How Nyamyam traded Diddy Kong Country for ancient Japan

From Rare to where? How Nyamyam traded Diddy Kong Country for ancient Japan

How a group of Rare alumni left the famed studio and set off to create Tengami, a pop-up adventure set in a fairy tale Japan that might well be one of the most beautiful iPad titles of the year.

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Emergency! Save the tiny people!

Emergency! Save the tiny people!

Something terrible has happened - you must come quickly! And so begins your career as a rescue manager in this iPad disaster sim from German developer Quadriga. Can you deploy your rescue units and save civilians from flaming wreckage and collapsing buildings? Yes, I think you can.

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Autumn Dynasty: The RTS at its prettiest

Autumn Dynasty: The RTS at its prettiest
Autumn Dynasty's one of those games I keep forgetting to write about because I've been too busy playing it. I've had a handful of preview builds of Touch Dimensions' iPad RTS, and the latest is a right cracker. It's so polished, in fact, that I suspect the game will be hitting the App Store fairly soon - and that's good news for everyone.

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Cave provides a Blissful Death for iPhone owners

Cave provides a Blissful Death for iPhone owners

Hurray for Cave and Treasure – if it wasn't for them, most of us would forget about the 'bullet hell' genre, a ridiculously frenetic brand of scrolling shooter in which the screen is usually a writhing mass of enemy gun fire.

But no, Cave and Treasure keep making them, so we can't forget. We especially can't forget that most of us are no good at them.

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Fools, fools, stupid fools: Unstoppable Gorg is out

Fools, fools, stupid fools: Unstoppable Gorg is out

If you woke up this morning and wished that there was a tower defence game you could play that came with an old-fashioned sci fi aesthetic, and people in costumes screwing around during cut-scenes, you'll be excited to hear about Unstoppable Gorg. It's tower defence by way of Ed Wood, and it's also astonishingly difficult.

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