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By Simon Burns On 15 Dec, 2010 At 12:28 AM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 1 Comment

It could be argued that there are very few, really good space operas on Apple’s iOS platform. Galaxy on Fire may care to argue, but aside from that, and a couple of other notable games, the space opera genre has been quite limited on iPhone. Gameloft, the master of creating new franchises based on old […]


By Simon Burns On 14 Dec, 2010 At 11:33 PM | Categorized As iPad, News | With 1 Comment

Here at The Smartphone App Review, we are always on the lookout for those apps that offer something….different, so when we heard about the Ketchup App, an app all about, well, tomato ketchup, we just had to share it with you. It is basically a cooking app with all the recipes involving you know what, […]


By Simon Burns On 12 Dec, 2010 At 11:26 PM | Categorized As Android, Reviews | With 2 Comments

One of the most popular game genres in the mobile space is the marble roller, and the reason for this is obvious, as all of the main smart phone platforms have one thing in common- an accelerometer. The ability to tilt a device opens up many interesting gameplay possibilities, the most obvious one being to […]


By Simon Burns On 10 Dec, 2010 At 10:13 PM | Categorized As Reviews, WebOS | With 2 Comments

Assassin’s Creed was originally released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2007. It was a sprawling sandbox type game, set in the 12th century, and followed the protagonist, Altair as he performed various assassinations in various middle eastern cities. All this took place in a machine called the Animus that extracted the genetic memories of ancestors […]


By Simon Burns On 9 Dec, 2010 At 11:39 PM | Categorized As iPad, Reviews | With 2 Comments

Every successful gaming platform that has ever been plugged into a wall, from the ancient NES to the PlayStaton 3, has had that one title that made people sit up and take notice. Infinity Blade, from Epic Games’ subsidiary Chair, is that game for Apple’s iPad. The game is best described as a sword fighting […]


By Simon Burns On 7 Dec, 2010 At 08:02 PM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 1 Comment

It’s December, and the holiday season has rolled around again, and with it a slew of apps on the App Store dedicated to the season of goodwill. Family Christmas Quiz Pack, from Gok Games, is just one such app vying for your attention this Christmas. So, is this app the gift that keeps on giving, […]


By Simon Burns On 6 Dec, 2010 At 11:42 PM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 2 Comments

During the course of this review, dear reader, I promise to make an effort to reduce the bad fish puns as much as possible, but understand that to have none at all would be impossible. Right, now that’s out of the way, let’s start the review and have a halibut time (sorry). Angry Fish World […]


By Simon Burns On 5 Dec, 2010 At 09:53 PM | Categorized As iPad, Reviews | With 2 Comments

Lemmings was an all time classic, and is still spawning clones to this day. Practically every modern platform has a version or update of the classic save ’em Amiga game, and the iPad is no different. Many of the clones are worthless releases, offering little new to the genre save for new graphics or a […]


By Simon Burns On 4 Dec, 2010 At 11:40 PM | Categorized As iPad, Reviews | With 2 Comments

There is a lot to be said for 3D graphics. Modern games are judged on the quality of their 3D engines, some of which game bring environments to life, with believable characters exploring realistic landscapes in an attempt to keep reality suspended for as long as possible and entice the player into the polygonal, texture […]


By Simon Burns On 4 Dec, 2010 At 11:56 PM | Categorized As Reviews, WebOS | With 2 Comments

Games like N.O.V.A have proven that decent first person shooters can be made for smart phones, with good controls married to things like sensible enemy placement used to work around the innate limitations of the control format. Unfortunately, Welcome to Hell, a spin on the popular zombie survivor format, does not follow the path of […]


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