iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dark Nebula Episode Two for iPhone. Upcoming Game Preview Thu, 27 May 2010 19:56:26 +0000 Read More]]> Back in October 2009 we reviewed Dark Nebula Episode One and raved about it great graphics intuitive controls and overall edge of the seat excitement. So the launch of the sequel brings high expectations.

This preview build enabled me to preview the first 7 levels of the 19 that are include in Episode Two and if these initial seven are anything to go buy we’re in for a real treat when the full game is released later this year.

The game launches with a movie link that reminded me of the claustrophobic and dark atmosphere of the Alien movies. When the game launches there I was surprised to find that there is an earthly feel to the first level with a rain forest feel to it.

This doesn’t last long though and by the second level we are back inside with an industrial style. Both look even more polished than the original Dark Nebula and it’s not only the graphics that have been improved upon.

In addition to the same challenges from Episode One there are new features, puzzles and bosses and that’s after only seeing less than half the new game. The game has been expanded to included left and right scrolling to add additional real estate to the levels and features obstacles to avoid. You also get armed with weapons at times that enable you to smash your way past some of the new enemies that are now included.

Online leader boards and Facebook integration are still included so that you can compare and boast you achievements. Overall Dark Nebula Episode Two had a lot to live up too and so far it has set my mouth watering with anticipation.

First Screenshots

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Phoenix Spirit [rating: 4/5]

Phoenix Spirit has been developed by Spearheadgames and it a game all about exploring the forest environment. Mother Tree is ill and it is your duty to find out what is causing the disease and save her.

The game uses the built-in accelerometer to control a flying squirrel. You guide the squirrel along the beautiful forest areas, a lot like a flying shooter game except in this game you are just guiding him and flying where ever you wish to go. Along the way are check points and power ups. The game play is to find all these hidden powers to help you fight the illness and unlock different areas within the game. The main thing is to explore the huge forest and there is lots to look at, you could be playing this game for a long while!

The controls took a while for me to get used to. You just need to tilt your device but at first it was quite fiddly. After a few attempts though I picked it up and was able to start exploring along. There are also buttons on the screen for speed and jumping, you can increase speed by diving but every time I did this I lost control for a short time and went futher than I wanted to.

Luckily there are check points along the way to save you starting again and when you leave the game you can save and exit and go back where you left off.

The game features some really good artwork and graphics. It is accompanied with relaxing soothing music and makes the game have a very enchanted feel to it. The background is quite dark and at times I struggled to see my surroundings clearly. Also at times it was hard to make some things out, this might be slightly different playing on an iPad as I was playing on iPhone 3GS so wondered whether it could just be down to the device itself. Either way though it still has great graphics.

The game is throughly enjoyable and you do want to keep playing it and exploring along the forest. It is probably one of the few unique games that will keep you entertained on the edge of your seat and yet relaxing at the same time.

The Good

The Not So Good

Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: May 17, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0.1
Size: 28.7 MB
Language: English
Seller: Spearhead Entertainment AB
© 2010 Spearhead Entertainment
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

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Space Track iPhone

Space Track [rating: 3.5/5]

Rev up your reactions with this space racer

Space Track is a racing game in which you steer a space ship on various tracks in various regions of the space. The goal of the race is to finish it as quickly as possible without crashing or running out of fuel. Earning medals will unlock new worlds with new tracks.

While not as exciting as the graphics appear to be, Space Track offers lots of challenging gameplay. Your craft is accelerometer controlled so you tip your iPhone back and forth to control your speed and tilt to control its direction, tapping the screen will also cause your craft to jump. The controls are very responsive however your craft does seem a little static regardless of what you’re doing, mysteriously moving left to right perfectly locked parallel to the race surface, some kind of thruster effect here would have been nice.

My major gripe with this game is balancing particularly with fuel, as you race your fuel gauge goes down and dotted around the track are bright yellow charge pads which have to race over to top up your fuel but if you miss one or two, easily done on some of the more complex levels, your game is effectively over which I find pretty harsh.

Everything is pleasantly soundtracked with a handful of techno songs and sound effects nicely fitting with engine noises and crash effects which sadly you’ll soon get tired of hearing as you crash over and over again.

The real star of this game are the levels, providing lots of challenges, growing in complexity as you progress through each game world, while simple blocks with alternating heights and obstacles promote exploration, as you become more skilled at handling your craft and with 54 tracks split between 6 worlds you won’t find yourself completing this any time soon.

official-app-store-badge_touch_4Price: $0.99 lite/free version available

as of version 1.0, 04/10/09

The Good

The Not So Good

Reviewed by: TylerDurdan

Space Trck – iPhone trailer

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