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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 […]


By Simon Burns On 2 Dec, 2010 At 04:43 PM | Categorized As iPad, iPhone, Reviews | With 2 Comments

The game that started out as a bonus game in Project Gotham Racing 2 for the Xbox arrives on iOS as a universal app, and in some style. This is the game that sparked the recent wave of ‘twin stick’ shooters, named so as you simply control your ships movement on a top-down 2D plane […]


By Leon Harvey On 2 Dec, 2010 At 12:55 AM | Categorized As iPhone, Reviews | With 2 Comments

Anyone in the mood for a swim at one of the beaches of Amity Island? Well you’d better be prepared to swim pretty fast, considering it’s the hunting ground for the most infamous and legendary Great White shark we’ve all come to know as JAWS.. Yeah still got a bite to it after all these […]


By Simon Burns On 1 Dec, 2010 At 11:09 PM | Categorized As Android, Reviews | With 1 Comment

Sometimes you need to play a game that is all about blazing guns, big explosions and little else. For your intrepid reviewer, Sky Force Reloaded fitted the bill, because its all about killing things. Scratch that, Sky Force Reloaded is all about killing a lot of things. A top down scrolling traditional shoot ’em up, […]


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 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 […]


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