Red Rage in Review – Ridiculous Riding Hood *Updated*

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I hope everyone knows that fairy tales, much like faeries, are not sacred. If you are a Peter Pan fan, you know that Tinkerbell is mischievous and intensely jealous. So, when the faery gets into the tale, things go amiss. Incidentally, Red Rage is full of faery – at least as it applies to tossing our image of the sweet, yet bewildered little hero to the wolves. Red Rage is a violent and creatively-simple personal rendition of the classic, yet ridiculous tale, Little Red Riding Hood, but remade for fans of Inkvaders and Zombieville USA. This shy-of-a-dollar game comes from the contrite half of CDE-Humble Gaming, the makers of the excellent time-manager, Anna Montana.

***UPDATE*** Humble are addressing many of the issues which are pointed out in this review and look to submit 1.1 by Friday in hopes of a refresh. I will post updated impressions in this review when I receive the updated version.

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Tag Games jacked! Car Jack Streets free for the weekend

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Put your 300 pennies away this weekend and spend it on something that will make you look pretty. Tag Games’ hit, Car Jack Streets (CJS) will be free the entire weekend, starting … on the weekend. While the weekend has various connotations depending on your station in life; that is to say, for university students, weekends start after Thursday’s Pub Night is over, and for office workers in Seoul, the weekend is that space between 3am and 6am on Sunday mornings. For the rest of us, let’s just hope that Tag Games are not Korean.

Take a look at TMA’s exhaustive CJS review and then go for it – no harm in downloading a free app! But if you cannot wait, by all means, whip back out your 300 coppers and have at it a bit early.

Tag Games, Car Jack Streets, FREE for the weekend (2.99$ regular price), 106MB
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Samurai: Way of the Warrior in Review – a bloody good time

Samurai 1There’s something immediately visually appealing about Samurai: Way of the Warrior. Yes it’s got a bit of a cartoonish look, cell shaded and very reminiscent of the recent Zelda game for the Nintendo DS – but at the same time, it’s a bloody and violent game, far more visceral than you’d get from big N. What kind of game does this all add up to? Read on to find out.

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Silent Swords in Review – Don’t let this one sneak by

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Stealth game. To some, those two words mean a world of suspense, where every move contributes to your destiny. Will you get caught, or will you persevere? To others, those words mean slow, boring action, coupled with endless trial and error. Fortunately, I fall into the first group, so when Silent Swords hit the App Store, I was all over it like Oprah on a cupcake*.

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Pandorum in Review – You Are All That Is Left Of Us…

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“Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the ship. They can’t remember anything: Who are they? What is their mission? With Lt. Payton staying behind to guide him via radio transmitter, Cpl. Bower ventures deep into the ship and begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking, deadly secrets are revealed…and the astronauts find their own survival is more important than they could ever have imagined.” [courtesy of imdb]

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Modern Combat: Sandstorm in Review – I’m Not Crying, I Just Got Sand In My Eyes

Having just recovered from the sheer awe of Gangstar, my sanity is threatened again by yet another awesome cat which Gameloft just pulled from the proverbial bag: Modern Combat: Sandstorm (MC: S). Saying MC: S is a FPS (first person shooter) with nice 3D graphics would be an understatement. MC: S is one of the most realistic App Store games to date; a game with a fantastic story line, voiceovers, amazing sound effects – saying that would just about cover the tip of the iceberg.

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat: Sandstorm blasts into App Store

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About a month ago, we had posted the teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited Modern Combat: Sandstorm by Gameloft. The video surprised a lot of folks with just how good games on the iDevice can look and makes us wonder if developers have already pushed the iPlatform to its limits in the visuals department (lets hope not). Well the wait is over for all you FPS and Call of Duty 4 fans;  Modern Combat is now finally out at the App Store.

Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Gameloft’s new action-thriller will plunge you into the heart of modern war. Assigned to Mission Sandstorm, your duty is to locate and annihilate a new terrorist cell setting up shop and recruiting foreign insurgents in a remote desert hot spot. This jarring first person shooter will equip you with the most sophisticated and powerful modern day weapons.

You never want to judge a book by its cover, but damn, Modern Combat is looking like a must have FPS for the iPhone/iPod Touch. If blasting terrorists to bits is your cup of tea (on the iDevice no less), you probably don’t want to miss out on Gameloft’s latest App Store offering. More info including a sweet gameplay trailer after the jump.

Gameloft, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, $6.99, 185 MB
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Gangstar: West Coast Hustle in Review – Hustle out and get it!

Thou who have asked politely and waited patiently, shall receive. Been waiting for an iDevice game reminiscent of the popular console and PC franchise, Grand Theft Auto? Well, my friends, the time has come and your prayers have been answered – Gangstar is now available at the App Store.

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