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Retro Racing for iPhone and iPad: New Top-Down Formula 1 Racer from Veteran Amiga Developer

If a racing game is defiantly old school, can it still work in the era of intense visuals and hi-def realism? That's a question Retro Racing sets out to answer, with 16-bit graphics, responsive controls, and fiendish AI opponents. Coded by veteran Amiga developer Mr. Qwak (Nitro, ATR), it's a zippy little number and no mistake. Read More >>

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Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon for iPhone and iPad: The Life Aeronautic, Without Steve Zissou

We're about to deploy a loaded word. The word is "whimsical". That means Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon isn't your standard gaming fare. Rather, it's a delicate journey through an imaginary world, spotting fantastical creatures from afar. Delightful music and graphics, yes. Pumping adrenaline, no. Read More >>

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Frederic - The Resurrection of Music for iPhone and iPad: World Tour with Chopin, the Poet of the Piano

Romantic composer Frederic Chopin is the star of this remarkable app, a hybrid of rhythm action and motion-comic, where the 18th century "poet of the piano" literally confronts modern music in all its guises. Tinkle the ivories on some of Chopin's most famous compositions, whilst also duelling against the physical embodiments of hip-hop, electronica and reggae. Read More >>

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Pizza Vs. Skeletons for iPhone and iPad: Gonzo Genre Lunacy, with Plenty of Extra Toppings

Ah, pizza. Verily, 'tis the breakfast of champions. But what happens when that doughy disc of carb-laden goodies grows 25 feet tall and becomes sentient? According to Pizza Vs. Skeletons, it dedicates its life to rescuing puppies from the evil dead. Saucy. Read More >>

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Beat Sneak Bandit for iPhone and iPad: The Hippest Rhythm/Stealth/Puzzle Game You Will Ever Play

Rhythm action games have a particular form and shape; tap buttons in time to the music, rack up scores depending on your accuracy. Those fundamentals are in place with Beat Sneak Bandit, and yet they're deployed in an unusual way. A stealth concept overlaid with sixties papier-mache visuals and a jazzy soundtrack, it's a minor masterpiece. Read More >>

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Dariusburst Second Prologue for iPhone and iPad: Classic PSP Schmup is Remixed and Revitalised

This is the reason we've been living off noodles for the past week. Priced at a whopping £7.49 on the App Store, Dariusburst SP is considerably more expensive than the average. That said, it's also a side-scrolling shooter with interstellar production values and a brilliant soundtrack. Read More >>

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Hank Hazard on iPhone: Death Defying Stunts by a Fearless Furball

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Case in point is Hank Hazard, a bucktoothed hamster with dreams of becoming a daredevil stuntman like Evel Knievel. Can you help him make those dreams come true? Read More >>

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Reckless Racing 2 for Android and iOS: Buckle Up for a Bumpy Ride

Vrooom vrooom! Choose from a selection of 18 cars, whether they're dune buggies or gleaming supercars, and fling them through 24 tracks of mud, gravel and tarmac. It's reckless, it's racing, it's Reckless Racing 2. Read More >>

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Elf Defense for iPhone and iPad: Wicked Human Oppressors are Bad for your Elf

War. HUNH. What is it good for? It's good for the tower defence genre, where an endless procession of imaginary conflicts are dreamed up for our entertainment. Elf Defense pits human versus elf, with a knock-down drag'em out slugfest (rendered in glorious technicolor) over Elven turf. Read More >>

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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for iPhone and iPad – Fighting Crime from Beyond the Grave

A special treat today, folks. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is an interactive adventure where you play a dead man trying to solve the mystery of his own murder. It's a classic film noir template overlaid with lateral puzzle solving and quirky humour, bought to you by the same team responsible for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. NO OBJECTION! Read More >>

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Spice Invaders for iPhone and iPad: Space Pirates Plunder the Earth, Tower Defence Style

Video games are not known for their subtlety. Spice Invaders has a frightening message about ecological disaster and rapacious commerce, where the Earth is under attack by Space Pirates over control of a precious resource. The kicker is, you and friends get to play as the villains. Read More >>

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Dungeon Crawlers for iPhone and iPad: Tactical Role Playing Game as Medieval Pest Control

Tactical Role Playing Games are an odd little genre. They don't have the storytelling scope of a traditional RPG, but there's a greater emphasis on fighting, looting and pillaging. Dungeon Crawlers is one such game, but there also happens to be an unhealthy obsession with Ghostbusters. Confused? You will be. Read More >>

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Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World for iPhone and iPad – Interstellar Point & Click with Brian Blessed

Would you like to see Brian Blessed in a point and click adventure game? How about the next best thing; a Brian Blessed analogue with red hair? Well folks, it just so happens that you're in luck. Kaptain Brawe has all the bombastic grandeur of the thespian man-mountain, and he has the same habit of SPEAKING IN ALL CAPS for EXTRA DRAMATIC EFFECT. Joy! Read More >>

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One Epic Game for iPhone: Run and Gun through an Alien Zombie World War II Apocalypse

Talk about overstuffing the pudding. One Epic Game features zombies, aliens, medieval knights, time travel, the apocalypse, evil masterminds, nazis, and the President of the United States of America. In fact, all of the cliches and tropes of every app you've ever played, thrown together into one classy package. Read More >>

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Paper Monsters for iPhone and iPad: Hero Made of Cardboard Avoids Fate Worse than Origami

They might tell you something different at the job centre, but origami is an incredibly valuable skill. Making an accordion out of a P45 is a great way to stick it to the man. And bank managers love it when you fold a five pound note into a shirt, right before their very eyes. Consequently, we approached Paper Monsters with trepidation. Surely this platform adventure wouldn't dare cast aspersions against our favourite pastime? Would it? Read More >>

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Triple Town for Android and iOS: Bad News Bears take the Match Three Puzzler Crown

Sweeping generalisation alert. The pecking order in video games goes something like this – PC gamers look down on console gamers; console gamers look down on app gamers; and app gamers look down on social media gamers. One play of Triple Town however, an iOS and Android port of the Facebook phenomenon, and all notions of sneering superiority are quickly dispelled. It's just a great game, regardless of the platform it originated on. Read More >>

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