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By Simon Burns On 29 Nov, 2010 At 11:32 PM | Categorized As iPad, iPhone, Reviews | With 2 Comments

Sometimes, all you need when playing a game is to be able to switch off and relax. To let yourself enter that Zen-like state where you are concentrating but relaxing at the same time, playing a game, getting somewhere in the game but also able to think about other things. It’s almost like being able […]


By Simon Burns On 28 Nov, 2010 At 12:07 AM | Categorized As iPad, News | With 1 Comment

World of Goo, the fantastic puzzle game for Wii and PC/Mac is currently in the Apple approval process, or ‘the scary gate’ as developer 2D Boy puts it. The game is an amazing physics based puzzle game that has recieved incredible reviews on it’s previous formats, and is sure to be a big hit on […]


By Simon Burns On 25 Nov, 2010 At 01:16 AM | Categorized As iPad, Reviews | With 1 Comment

You won’t find bigger fans of Lord of the Rings than here at The Smartphone App Review. From the recent movies all the way back to the original books and the Hobbit, we have, over the years, gobbled up just about anything Middle Earth related that has come our way. So, it is with some […]


By Simon Burns On 23 Nov, 2010 At 11:21 PM | Categorized As Reviews, WebOS | With 2 Comments

Remember Vectrex? The ancient MB Games machine had vector based line graphics that, with a little help from a screen overlay, made for attractive games that could run in pseudo 3D smoothly and with surprising speed and quite complex geometry, especially considering the competition at the time. For anyone that played or owned one of […]


By Simon Burns On 19 Nov, 2010 At 04:56 PM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 2 Comments

Rage is the latest first person shooter from id software. That statement alone should make any self respecting FPS fan click ‘download’ on the App Store, after all, when you consider that this is the company that brought us Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake, practically inventing the modern first person shooter single handed, the latest big […]


By Simon Burns On 18 Nov, 2010 At 02:15 PM | Categorized As iPad, Reviews | With 2 Comments

Chu Chu Rocket was one of the first major console games to ship with an online multiplayer mode, and as such, was an important game for Sega when it launched it’s online enabled Dreamcast console. Sega thought it was so important it shipped the quirky game with the console for free in some regions, with […]


By Simon Burns On 14 Nov, 2010 At 11:10 AM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 2 Comments

Duke Nukem and Serious Sam have got a lot to answer for.  Swearing, extreme violence and terrible one liners are some of their crimes, but perhaps the biggest is the fact that their antics have led to the birth of the ultimate amalgamation of the two: Barry Steakfries. Barry stars in Age of Zombies, a […]


By Simon Burns On 14 Nov, 2010 At 11:35 AM | Categorized As Reviews, WebOS | With 2 Comments

Astraware, the British mobile app developer and publisher responsible for a whole host of decent games over the years, have recently started to become very prolific in their support for Palm’s webOS platform. From Astraware Boardgames to OddBlob and Police Range, the releases have come thick and fast, and the latest to emerge from their […]


By Simon Burns On 14 Nov, 2010 At 11:41 AM | Categorized As Reviews, WebOS | With 2 Comments

I remember the first time I ever saw an iPhone running in front of me. I was stunned. The way the OS added that ‘bounce’ to the UI movements, coupled with the touchscreen’s responsibility, gave the most simple of actions, such as sliding the browser around a feeling that here was an almost ‘magical’ device.(Note […]


By Simon Burns On 14 Nov, 2010 At 11:49 AM | Categorized As News | With 1 Comment

DvideArts, the developer of the 3D RPG Crusade of Destiny, is bringing a new full 3D RPG to smartphones. The graphics, from the screenshots provided by the developer, look nothing short of stunning. I would think that the screens are for the iPad version, promised to be in high definition. Weather effects look to be […]


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