iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 for iPhone. Com2Us Score a Homerun With This Latest Baseball Title Thu, 08 Jul 2010 02:48:43 +0000 Read More]]> 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 [rating: 4.5/5]

Com2Us have been producing quality games for the whole range of iDevices for some time now and none more so than the slug fest that is Homerun Battle 3D. While their latest title (9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 for iPhone) is another baseball game it’s a simulation of the full game rather than just focusing on home runs.

The other noticeable difference between the two games is the graphics, where Homerun Battle 3D included high quality 3D graphics which lit up the screen of whichever iDevice you were playing the game on 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 used a more toned down cartoon style graphics in an almost Manga style even though real player photo’s are used through the rest of the game.

You could think that due to the cartoon style graphics that the game play is light weight too, that couldn’t be further from the truth as the game play is deep and detailed although it is also easy to pick up and play, which is the perfect combination.

The game has three modes, Exhibition, League and Homerun mode. Exhibition and League Mode allow you to play either a single full game or a full season of baseball respectively while the Homerun mode is like a game of Homerun Derby where you get 5 pitches to achieve a set number of points from homeruns.

The main part of the game though is the League Mode where you get the opportunity to take your selected team as far as you can through multiple seasons and this is where I spent the majority of my time during my review of 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011.

After selecting your team and confirming your line up you are taken to the first week of games and are immediately thrown into the game. There are two methods of help built into the application, the first is a video tutorial that takes you outside of the application and the other is the text based help.

In all honesty neither of these help options are particularly helpful, the video concentrates on the card trading aspect of the game, more of which later, while the text based help is extremely wordy without the help of screenshots. With all that said though the controls are very intuitive and it didn’t take too many games before I had the controls down even if I did lose my first game 18-2!

I’ve split the controls into three areas batting, pitching and fielding. Batting couldn’t be easier with two options available, a normal hit and a bunt. For the normal hit you can tap the screen anywhere on the screen while there are two bunt buttons to bunt the ball to either the left or right hand side of the field. With controls this simple the main aspect of hitting the ball for a homerun is all based on your timing and works very well.

Once you have hit the ball you can then control the batters run. He’ll automatically run to first base but from then on you can either chose to advance the player or leave him to stay where he is. This again is both simple and effective and gives you complete control over your success and/or failure!

Finally there is the pitching, here you have a few more options but again its been implemented really well and is very straight forward. Firstly each pitcher has between 3 and 5 pitching skills and so the first task is to select your specific pitch, then you can drag the ball to the area you wish to pitch the ball too.

At that point timing is again the key as a blue circle will grow and shrink around around the ball and tapping the screen when the ring is at it’s smallest point will produce the best pitch possible. Obviously despite your best efforts the opposing team will hit the ball at that point you will need to field the ball.

Your players will automatically attempt to catch the ball and as the players run around the bases you can tap on the base images that pop up on the screen to choose where you wish to throw the ball.

The game moves along at a good pace and I found both the pitching and the batting enjoyable. As you play you also earn achievements which in turn earn you points that can then be combined with the various cards that you pick up to increase your player stats.

There are over 100 achievements to unlock during game play and they can also be achieved multiple times enabling you to earn the points associated to them in each and every game.

That brings me on to the card collecting part of the game. Depending on the team you choose you will automatically be given a selection of cards from that team. As you play you will gain other cards and then have the opportunity to draw, combine and level up you cards and subsequently your player statistics.

The basics of the card trading part of the game is pretty straight forward, selecting your player cards gives you the opportunity to level them up. This will cost you points that you will have gained from unlocking the achievements, however it’s not guaranteed that you will level up even if you have enough money as for some reason occasionally you will get a response that the level up has failed for no apparent reason and you’ll have still spent your money!

As points are the currency of the game you can also purchase points for real money. However as I was playing this final version of the game prior to its official release no prices as to how much purchasing, rather than winning, these points would cost.

Obviously the game would be even better if had a multi-player option and had a better help system but it only takes a little away from what is a great game.

Overall 9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 has both the depth and simple controls that will keep you coming back for more and more over and over again. Com2Us have another hit on their hands, I have to go now, I have a season of baseball to finish!



9 Innings: Pro Baseball 2011 (iPhone / iPod touch) Game Trailer


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Price: $4.99 (iTunes Store)
Category: Games
Released: Jul 08, 2010
Version: 1.0.0
1.0.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Size: 18.6 MB
Languages: English, Korean
Seller: Com2us USA, Inc.
© 2010 Com2uS
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

]]> 1 Caligo Chaser for iPhone: Entertaining and Challenging Action RPG Mon, 22 Mar 2010 06:43:23 +0000 Read More]]> Caligo Chaser

Caligo Chaser [rating: 4/5]

Earlier this year we presented a preview of Caligo Chaser where we reported that it was a challenging and engaging RPG, so with it’s full release how does it shape up now?

Com2Us have a range of quality titles to the name and Caligo Chaser is their latest title to add to their strong back catalogue. Caligo Chaser is based in the city of Emporion and you, in the roll of Zack, are tasked to save the city from the dark forces that frequent the city. Zack is just at the beginning of his journey as the game starts and as such the first few quests will train you in the techniques required to progress through the game.

Your first few quests are pretty much the same as all the quests. The quests come in the variety of find and/or fight, you will find these quests from the numerous characters that are spread around Emporion. You can walk up and talk to any of them however only certain ones will have tasks for you at any given time, they can be found easily though as they are high-lighted in a different color on the city map.

With the limited quest types the storyline and conversations between the characters are pretty two dimensional, that’s not to say that it’s not fun and enjoyable to play. The graphics are polished and you can customize your character with a variety of garments which not only increase his stats and make him stronger in battles but these changes also effect how he looks and you will end up with a unique looking character at the end. In addition to your clothes you can also update you stats, luck, strength, dexterity and intellect can all be increased each time you level up. I’m sure some people may wish to focus on one area more than the other although I found keeping a balance across all my stats worked best for me.

The controls are simple to pick up for both navigation of your character and the battle quests. The large virtual d-pad on the left of the screen controls the characters movement and while it’s responsive there is no diagonal movement available which does restrict movement options especially during battle sequences. On the right hand side of the screen there is are two action buttons that will vary depending on whether you are. They are all accessible and responsive and because there are so few of them you don’t find yourself hunting for the right option in the heat of battle.

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Heading off on your quests with your trusty sword will get you so far, however you will soon find that you can also equip a gauntlet which is your version of magic. Like all things there is a risk and reward to using your gauntlet. To use your gauntlet you have to hold down your second action button and charge it up. During this time you are vulnerable to attack and liable for the enemy to move out of range, used wisely though it can be a hugely damaging weapon.

In addition to these two standard method of attack are abilities that you can pick up to be used during battles and accessing them is very simple too as they can be assigned to 5 quick access buttons that appear at the bottom of the screen. More and more however I found myself reliant on my sword and the repeated button bashing that builds combo’s and ultimately devastating attacks. It’s not particularly clever but it is effective and can take out multiple enemies all at the same time.

While the focus of the game is on hunting and killing in battles you also get to collect many items that you can use throughout your journey. All of these items are available via your inventory and this is easily accessible via the navigation menus. Navigating these menu’s is not going to be to everyone’s taste as you need to use the d-pad and action button to navigate and select the option you want but with so many options I found this an accurate way to make my selections rather than using the touch screen.

The city of Emporion and the various other locations are very well drawn but are a little uninspiring with some of the animations appearing a little simplistic. The music and sound effects work well with the game though, enhancing the entertainment rather than taking away from it which is what music in any game should do.

There is a lot to do in Caligo Chaser however a lot of it is the same and therefore is a little repetitive. For new comers to the genre it will provide many hours of entertainment especially as you can return to many of the battles to try to improve on your previous scores. For others, Caligo Chaser will feel a little uninspired and will feel like they are treading a path well troden by other games before it with nothing new to add. At $2.99 though I think it’s been priced just about right.

The Good

The Not So Good

Price: $2.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Updated: Mar 18, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0.1
Size: 16.3 MB
Language: English
Seller: Com2us USA, Inc.
© 2010 Com2uS
Rated 9+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

]]> 0 Heavy Gunner 3D for iPhone Hits The Mark Fri, 19 Feb 2010 05:44:21 +0000 Read More]]> Heavy Gunner 3D [rating: 5/5]

It is the occasional pleasure in the App Store to find a game you can get lost in. The kind of game that you pick up, play, and before you know it an hour has passed. Heavy Gunner 3D by Com2us is just such a game. Its immersive, easy to understand gameplay makes for hours of mayhem and destruction.

The plot of Heavy Gunner 3D is simple. Earth has been invaded by an alien menace and you are one of a few that are Humanity’s last hope. Driven back to a last line of defense, you and your fellow soldiers must hold off and drive back the attacking hordes. Your primary weapon in this task is a turret armed with two gun positions and a selection or armaments. You start out with two gatling-style guns with a limited but effective ability to dispatch the enemy.

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Heavy Gunner implements a point upgrade system that allows you to upgrade the lethality of current weapons or to new and deadlier weapons systems. Points are earned at the end of each mission. Save up your points to move to something newer and deadlier or gradually upgrade the lethality or your current arsenal.

Controls in Heavy Gunner are easy to use and such appeal to any gamer. Since your turret is stationary, the only thing that needs to move are your guns and the surrounding environment. Each gun has a firing button that allows the player to move the gun and fire. If you set the tilt movement option the environment is moved using the accelerometer and the tap option lets the player move it with a tap and drag motion. After you have defeated the swarm of aliens in front of you, you’ll need to move the environment to center on the next alien swarm indicated on your radar.

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As I indicated at the beginning of my review, Heavy Gunner is a simple yet enthralling and complex game that will captivate you for hours. The graphics are beautiful and the ambient sound effects are well done. You really get the feel for defending Earth and repelling the alien hordes. For all of you social gamers, Heavy Gunner implements a local and global high score system so you can compete against friends and foes alike.

Heavy Gunner is an excellent, well executed game that will keep you coming back for more. Pick this game up today, you won’t regret it.

The Good:

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Reviewed By: Erin Peterson

Price: $2.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: Feb 12, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0.0
Size: 29.7 MB
Languages: English, French, Japanese, Korean
Seller: Com2us USA, Inc.
© 2010 Com2uS

]]> 0 Sniper Vs Sniper Online Coming To iPhone This Friday? Tue, 06 Oct 2009 14:48:32 +0000 Read More]]> UPDATE: We just received an email from Com2uS saying:

Com2uS’ upcoming game, Sniper Vs. Sniper, has run into a few issue with the iTunes review process. We will be delaying the release of our game to the 4th week of the month (ie. Oct 19th to 24th)”

Bookmark this post for more updates.

After the glorious success of Homerun Battle 3D for iPhone, Com2uS Korea’s leading mobile game publisher is ready to repeat it’s success with Sniper Vs Sniper Online.

You play as a Sniper whose mission is to take down enemy sniper who fires at you from concealed positions. The game features 3 game modes:


Online match up mode in Homerun Battle 3D made it possible to play with other players around the world which certainly increased it’s replay and entertainment value. Com2uS has extended the Online Match up mode in Sniper Vs Sniper by allowing users to chat and send pre-recorded messages to your opponents. While the Alliance Mode allows you to join your efforts and take down all terrorists however, we would have liked if one player could be assigned the role of shooter and the other spotter.

Sniper Vs Sniper Controls


Click anywhere on the Screen to start searching at the location you clicked in Binocular Mode

Double tap the screen to go directly to Scope mode

Top of the screen shows you and your enemy’s health bar


Locate the enemy sniper by tilting your iPhoneto the direction you want to look

Click the Crosshair Icon on the bottom right to switch to Scope mode


Once the enemy sniper is in the center of the crosshairs, tap the bottom right button to fire

If you miss fire, your location will be revealed to the enemy

When we asked Com2uS about it’s availability on App Store they told us “Sniper Vs Sniper expected to be out end of this week. Fingers crossed for Friday”

Let’s hope Apple approves this amazing game this Friday so we can show off our marksmanship skills!

Sniper Vs Sniper: Online Full Preview (iPhone / iPod Touch)

]]> 1 Game Review: Baseball Slugger: Home Run Race 3D Sun, 28 Jun 2009 17:27:21 +0000 Read More]]> [rating: 5/5]

When you play a car racing game you want to feel like you are traveling at over 100 mph inches off of the tarmac, a rhythm game should have the music beating through your heart while a soccer game should let you experience the feel of scoring the winning goal in the World Cup Final. So what should a Baseball game provide? For me it should provide the heart thumping thrill of hammering a home run out of the stadium. So how does Baseball Slugger match up to my demands?

Baseball Sluggers intro video really sets the scene of what to expect with the main protagonist stepping up to the plate and slamming a home run out of the stadium. And this is what is great about this game, that’s all there is to it, no need to worry about tactics, bunts, running or catching, they’ve just simplified down to smashing the home run.

The graphics look great with your pumped up batter striding up to bat any pitcher would be worried. There are three styles of game play, Matchup, Arcade and Classic with a Training option thrown in so that you can hone your batting skills before you take them to the competitive plate. But to be honest the controls are so intuitive your time in training will be pretty short.

Control of the bat is via the accelerometer with left, right, tilt back and tilt forward controlling the placement of the bat over the plate, all it takes then swing the bat is a tap on the screen, anywhere on the screen two which makes it very easy whether you are left or right handed. So placement of the bat and timing is what hitting home runs is all about, no different to playing the game in real life itself.

Whichever of the three games modes you choose to play the gameplay is identical, step up to the plate and hit as many home runs as you can. However, the scoring and winning the game are different. Classic mode is a simple Home Run Derby game, hit as many home runs as you can before being out a total of ten times. Arcade mode is more fun though with a range of special balls being pitched your way including double scores, triple scores and life balls which takes one of your outs off of your score. You will only gain the reward though if you hit the ball beyond the outfield. Scoring repeated home runs, hitting to all sections of the park and hitting over 500ft will score you more points and then on regular occasions you will also be thrown a Gold ball.

The Gold balls are money balls, the more you hit the more you have to spend on extra features such as jerseys, boots, bats, shades, helmets and more. And there are just for effect either, most of these items will increase you batters powers and skills helping you climb the online leaders boards. There are also achievements that when completed will give you extra gold balls for you to spend.

At this point I’d give the game 4/5, but the Matchup options gains the extra point that makes this a 5 out of 5 must buy. Matchup play is Baseball Sluggers online option. Entering Matchup mode you are giving a choice of four channels with four different pitchers with four different levels of skills to choose from. However not all channels are open to you at the beginning as you must work your way through them before you can face the top sluggers from around the world.

The gameplay is exactly the same as the other modes but the goal of the game is to hit more home runs and score more points before your opponent. Loading times are small and within seconds you are launched into a game against one of the many challengers from all of the world. I’ve played many online matches and I’ve never had to wait more than a few seconds to be launched into the action.

The online game is handled excellently too, while you play exactly as you had done in the single player mode your opponent can be seen in picture style in the top right hand corner of the screen. Certain pitches will be with power balls that if hit into the stands will result in the next ball to you opponent being an Iron, Magic or Invisible ball. You progress along with that of your opponent can be seen across the top of the screen.

The action is fast and frantic and it all results in a game that just can’t be put down, you can even choose a playlist of you own tracks to accompany you while you play if you like. if you a fan of baseball then Baseball Sluggers is as addictive as Flight Control and should be downloaded immediately.

Touch Reviews Highly Recommends Baseball Slugger
Price $2.99

The Good

The Not So Good

Reviewed By: CraigWillis

Baseball Slugger Screenshots

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