Return to Mysterious Island in Review – One Hot Adventure


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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Toki Tori Gets Freed with Lite Version

tokitori_liteChillingo’s Toki Tori (developed by Two Tribes) has already garnered plenty of praise and recognition on the iDevice for its impeccable gameplay and sweet visuals. Not only is it loads of fun, but it packs a healthy challenge for all gamers with its well designed puzzles. The good news? Chillingo has now released a free version of the platformer. The even better news? Toki Tori Lite includes brand new levels to help bring new gamers up to speed with the hit title. As a famous journalist from Kazakstan once said, “Naaaaice!”. Yes, Naice indeed.

From Young’s review of Toki:

There has been much hype around the release of this game. I can assure you that Toki Tori meets those expectations and more. It is a great game, well worth its price. It’s the Easter Egg Hunt that everyone was looking for, even if they didn’t know it.

Now that the lite version is out, with new levels to boot, there’s no reason NOT to download the game for a test drive. Check out some gameplay vids of the beloved Toki as well after the jump.

Chillingo, Toki Tori Lite, Free, 5.7MB
Toki Tori Lite

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Blimp – The Flying Adventure In Review: This App Isn’t Just Full of Hot Air!

blimp_news2I was recently given an ad-hoc of this fantastic little platformer about a week ago. Initially I was skeptical, I’m not a huge fan of platform adventure games. They tend to become tedious and boring to me, but I took a chance on this game based on the gameplay video. It isn’t that the gameplay was that incredible but that the game was visually breathtaking. It wasn’t too long after installing Blimp that I found myself sucked into this magnificent world the developers created. I was so enthralled by it all that I soon found myself looking dumbly at the blank screen of my battery-dead iDevice.

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Blimp – The Flying Adventures to Land at App Store


A new 2D platformer is scheduled to hit the App Store this week. Blimp’s story is heroic: you are a retired war vet who manages to get caught up in a dark and grand scheme that has you locked back behind the guns. Blimp’s developer and publisher, Craneballs are confident that their debut game will turn heads and minds with great graphics, story and friendly competition via Facebook support.

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


“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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Toki Tori in Review – Chicken Before the Egg

tokitori_review1One genre of games that seems to have seamlessly found its place on the iDevice platform is the puzzler. The blend of portability, touch interface, screen size, and processing power on both the iPhone and iTouch gives developers an amazing canvas in which to showcase their creative programming. Take the case of Toki Tori, a recent offering from publisher Chillingo; this game is a great statement to the level of polish and ingenuity that the App Store can offer.

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Toki Tori Hands On Preview- Egg-Tastic!

tokitori_preview1Once in awhile a game comes along that is unexpectedly impressive in gameplay, graphics, controls and most importantly, fun factor. Chillingo’s egg-cellent upcoming platform Toki Tori is such a game. Toki Tori’s journey began as a Game Boy Color game back in 2001 that eventually made its way onto the Nintendo Wii via Wii-ware. Now the egg-citingly adorable Toki is set to debut on the iDevice!

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Vampire Origins Exclusive: One-Line Interview with the Director


Chillingo, publishers of many acclaimed iPhone apps, are dripping fairy dust all over the web today with screenshots of the upcoming title, Vampire Origins. As tight-lipped as the Count himself, Chillingo’s director Chris Byatte informed us that this title is to be: ‘an advanced “point-and-click” adventure’! Because TouchMyApps’ power of deduction is impressive, we have sussed out that ‘Origins’ will be the first in a dark trilogy of games from Chillingo.

[more screenies after the jump]

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Zenonia Hands on Impressions – An iDevice Milestone

zenonia_preview1Zenonia, created and published by Gamevil, makes me proud to be a Korean. With their headquarters in Seoul, Korea, they helped solidify both the iPhone and iTouch as serious handheld gaming devices with their masterful port of Baseball Superstars 2009. They are seeking to set the standard of excellence in another fledgling iDevice genre: RPGs.

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Hysteria Project in Review – Interactive Horror to Get Your Heart Racing

review-game-hysteria-hysteria1I’m an extreme horror fanatic who I grew up watching the Twilight Zone and corny horror movies. Who needs “Saw” when you have “Attack Of The Man-Eating Spiders!” (including sequels 2-800)?! Over time, being exposed to such “gruesome” horrors such as “Night Of The Living Dead”, I eventually became desensitized to all things creepy and spooky. How then did I react to an adventure horror game on the comforts of my iPhone? Well, Hysteria Project has exceeded my expectations and brings a unique experience that is quite enjoyable.

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