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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 […]


By Simon Burns On 14 Nov, 2010 At 11:56 AM | Categorized As Android, News | With 2 Comments

If you point your browser at a certain page on PopCap’s Website, you will find a work in progress Android games page with artwork from titles including Plants Vs Zombies, Zuma, Peggle and Bejeweled. This coincides with the recent release of Google’s latest update for Android, Froyo 2.2 which brings a whole host of improvements, […]


By Simon Burns On 14 Nov, 2010 At 11:08 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments

Hello and welcome to The Smartphone App Review, where we will be bringing you daily app reviews of the highest quality. Many app review sites post quick reviews with a hundred words or so, sometimes just copied from the app’s description in the store. Not here, where we treat apps the same as other sites […]


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