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Elder Sign Omens for Android and iOS: Nights at the Museum, Rolling Dice with Ancient Eldritch Horrors

By Bulent Yusuf on at

With scant regard for the electricity bill, or the harm it's doing to the planet, we plan to sleep with the lights on for the next three months. Why? Because we've just had a couple of rounds with Elder Sign: Omens. By golly, this game is frightening, packed to the gills with demons, ghouls and other unspeakable fiends inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

Infinity Blade II for iPhone and iPad: Return of the God King(s)

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There's box-office, and then there's BOX-OFFICE. The original Infinity Blade is something of a benchmark for the graphical capabilities of the iOS platform, its signature bouts of duelling rendered with a blend of epic fantasy and lyrical beauty. One year and countless plaudits later, no-one is surprised to see the release of a sequel. Is Infinity Blade II going to be a bland retread, or will it improve on the original?

Junk Jack for iPhone: The Bastard Love Child of Super Mario Brothers and Minecraft

By Bulent Yusuf on at

A lot of people are disappointed with Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Through tears and clenched fists, they complain that it's not nearly Minecraft-y enough, with key features in the proper grownup PC version missing from the iOS and Android versions. We would counsel those folks by buying them a beer and telling them to be patient, updates are certainly coming down the pipe. Oh, and by the way, have they tried playing a game called Junk Jack?

Rick O'Shea on Android Market and App Store: Nights at the Circus, doing the Cannonball Run

By Bulent Yusuf on at

You know what we need more of in our mobile gaming? We need a round of applause every time we complete a stage. And maybe some sympathetic groaning when we heroically fail at a tricky juncture. Alas, your fellow commuters on the train are not likely to oblige, they're too busy thinking about what they're having for dinner tonight. Fortunately, Rick O'Shea has a built-in audience that's ready to cheer you on, every step of the way.

RAVENMARK for iPhone: Splattered with Mud and Blood while Playing Chess on a Battlefield

By Bulent Yusuf on at

The turn-based strategy genre is not as popular on the App Store as its third cousin (twice removed), Generic Tower Defence. The turf they occupy is cosmetically similar, but the complicated rules of the former are inversely proportional to the simple design of the latter. Which brings us to RAVENMARK, a defiantly complex game, but also a polished and classy attempt at battlefield chess. Fieldrunners, this certainly ain't.