Look Out – Blizzard
iOS Game Review

On November 19, 2012, in iOS, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Mark Greentree

Look Out – Blizzard
App Developer: The App Company
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
License: US$0.99 – Universal App. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

If you like fluffy snow balls and maze games, then you are going to love Look Out – Blizzard.

You assume the role of the defenseless little snowball and it is your aim to guide it to safety. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it? It would be, if it were not for fireballs and electrified obstacles doing their best to prevent you from succeeding. Not to mention droplets of water that will have you slipping everywhere, and rocks that will slow you down.

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BackStab
iOS Game Review

On December 6, 2011, in Apps, Game, iPad, iPhone, Review, by Mark Greentree

BackStab
App Developer: GameLoft
Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
License: US$6.99 – Universal App

BackStab delivers stunning visuals, open world exploration, and hand-to-hand combat rarely seen in portable gaming.

You assume the role of Henry Blake, a former officer of the English Royal Navy who was betrayed and imprisoned by those he trusted. Upon the day of execution you are rescued by a group of freedom fighters and escape to reap revenge and clear your name.

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Exoplanet for iOS
Review

On November 3, 2011, in Apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by David M. Acklam

Exoplanet 
App Developer: Hanno Rein
Version Reviewed: 5.6
License: Free (US $0.99 without ads). Universal app compatible with all iOS 3.1.3 or later devices.

As a member of the front end of the “baby boomers” I can still remember learning that our sun was just an average star and we were one of nine planets orbiting it. I also learned that our Milky Way was one of several hundred billion galaxies that made up our known universe, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. That begged the question: if our star had planets then should the rest of the stars have planets too? It seemed like the obvious answer was yes, but until the end of the twentieth century, the question remained unanswered. Due to the advancement of technology, astronomers have confirmed the existence of nearly 700 planets orbiting around nearby stars in our own galaxy and have currently identified over 600 additional possible planets; and the number continues to grow.

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SHADOWGUN iOS Review

On October 25, 2011, in Game, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Mark Greentree

SHADOWGUN is available on the iOS App Store
App Developer: MADFINGER Games
Version Reviewed: 1.0.3
Licence: US$4.99 Universal App (runs natively on both iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad). Compatible with iOS 4.2 or later.

SHADOWGUN delivers an audio and visual experience rarely seen on portable gaming platforms. It is the new benchmark for all games to follow.

It is the year 2350. John Slade, a gun for hire, is on the hunt for a geneticist whose experiments have exceeded the acceptable level of his employer, Toltech Enterprises.

As you journey through this futuristic world you will have to annihilate hordes of mutated creatures. They are the minions of the crazy wild-eyed scientist Dr. Edgar Simon. John Slade is joined by S.A.R.A., a personal android assistant. The banter between characters brings a sense of realism, sarcasm, and humour to the storyline.

The game is a third person shooter that has ten levels of non stop action, more than five hours of gameplay, and a series of interesting boss battles along the way. 

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