Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 in Review – sadistically beautiful

The iPhone still mucks about in a rut of cross-pollinated adventure titles, but thankfully, its playground is expanding beautifully. Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 has me salivating for the next instalment; it is a fun, scary, and well-told adventure with the thick sort of atmosphere which can only be cut with a blood-stained reaping-scythe.

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Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs in Review – Let’s Hear It For The Scrat

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Any gamer that grew up in the 80s knows, you have to approach movie-based games with a lot of caution. After all, they generally tend to suck (and yes, that is a “professional” opinion). I have to admit that I was actually kind of excited when I heard about Ice Age, though. What could go wrong when you take one of the most endearing casts of an animated movie in recent years, toss it in the hands of the guys who brought us the fabulous Toki-Tori, and then center the game around the character who says so much by saying nothing at all? Well, Ice Age is certainly far from a disaster, but I’m not 100% sure I like the direction they went with it, either.

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Secrets of Mysterious Island Walkthrough

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Chillingo’s sequel to the popular Return to Mysterious Island adventure game made a surprise debut at the App Store, surprising both Chillingo and reviewers alike. But, Apple’s wonky schedule aside, gamers are enjoying leading Mina back to the island on another life-or-death quest. One thing noted in the Return to Mysterious Island review is that the game is both immense and difficult, leading to the official Tetraedge walkthrough. Both aspects lend themselves to excellent adventure gaming, but users need a break. Well, TMA have been given one to pass on to you. The below link will direct you to the spoils of a walkthrough of Secrets of Mysterious Island.

Walkthrough: Secrets of Mysterious Island – PDF

Be sure to also check out TMA’s review of Jules Verne’s Secrets of the Mysterious Island.

Chillingo, Secrets of Mysterious Island, 6.99$, 704 MB
Jules Verne?s Secrets Of The Mysterious Island

Return to Mysterious Island – Walkthrough in the Wild!

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If you are like me and cannot tell your head from your tail especially when it comes to adventure games, you need a bit of help. Tetraedge, developer of RTMI have put together a wonderful walkthrough for us iPhone players with excellent pictures and a very helpful map. It is a long PDF, so put away your Baud 28.8kbps modems and strap on your 56.6kbps ultraspeed, because this may be a bumpy ride.

Tetraedge (Chillingo), Return to Mysterious Island, 4.99$, 263MB
Jules Verne's Return To Mysterious Island

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Return to Mysterious Island in Review – One Hot Adventure

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There is nothing worse than realising that you forgot something. When my eyes started to go bad around age 12, I often forgot my glasses which I hadn’t yet registered as a need. It wasn’t long till I felt naked without them. I have felt the same about my Casio Calculator watches and later, even about my mobile phone. But Mina, Return to Mysterious Island‘s stalwart heroine faces much bigger challenges as she is shipwrecked with barely her skin on a less than friendly island in the Pacific Ocean.

Starving, alone and about to face many, many challenges, Mina is in a precarious state that balances on the edge of survival and a creeping sense of horror as she discovers more about the island made famous by Jules Verne.

If you are stuck, check out Tetraedge’s excellent walkthrough.

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Chillingo’s Return to Mysterious Island – Jules Verne’s iDevice Gaming Debut

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“The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his [man's] superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world” (Jules Verne, Mysterious Island, Part III, Chapter 15).

Modern historians, digital powerhouse and champions of English Literature, Chillingo have added further clarity to Verne’s prophecy as their next epic release, Return to Mysterious Island, based on Verne’s immortal Mysterious Island debuts on our platform of choice. Verne’s works, now digital games, books, movies and a host of other media are the author’s new face for a new generation.

TMA’s review of RTMI
Tetraedge’s Walkthrough of RTMI

Take a look at the gameplay video and friendly picies after the jump.

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Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 3 has seen the light on the AppStore – It’s time to face the count

Update: if you require some help during your Dracula journey, be sure to visit Tetraedge’s official support forums right here on TMA!

I’m very excited to announce that the final part of Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon saga, developed by Tetraedge games and published by Chillingo, has been released on the App Store. The story of Father Arno and his quest to uncover the dark and bloody mysteries of Vladoviste is concluded with some unexpected twists at the end. TMA’s shigzeo reviewed Dracula part I back in late January 2010 and had this to say:

Dracula is more fun, more atmospheric, and more acutely entertaining than either Mysterious Island game is. It is streamlined, involving, and has great writing.

I myself consider it to be one of the most atmospheric and involving adventure games ever to be released on the iDevice, one with an exceptional storyline and great graphics. If you’re a fan of the genre, I highly recommend you grab the games now; at the very least, check out the official description after the gap.

Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon ? Part  1 Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 – $0.99

Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon ? Part  2 Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 2 – $1.99

Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon - Part  3 Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 3 – $1.99

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Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon Part 2 submitted to Apple (Updated! It is available now!)

If you require some help during your Dracula journey, be sure to visit Tetraedge’s official support forums right here on TMA!

I am very pleased to announce that part 2 of the excellent Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon adventure game has finally been submitted to Apple for review and should be biting it’s way onto the AppStore soon. This coincides quite nicely with the recently opened dedicated section for Tetraedge Games support, opened jointly with the developers to have direct access to their community. And while you’re waiting for the release, be sure to check out our review of Part 1 (Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 in Review – sadistically beautiful) and the game itself if you haven’t already!

UPDATED: It is already available on the AppStore for just $1.99! Go get it!

Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon ? Part  1 Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 1 – $0.99

Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon ? Part  2 Chillingo Ltd, Dracula: The Path Of The Dragon – Part 2 – $1.99

The official app description and some screenshots to wet your appetite after the gap…

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