geoDefense in Review – Tower Defense gets an Old Facelift

geodefense1It seems like vector-esque graphics are the new vogue. With the rise in popularity of games such as Vector Tanks and Blue Attack!, it was only a matter of time before developers brought this visual style to the arena of Tower Defense (aka) TD games. This seems a no brainer given the fact that one of the better Flash TD games out there is Vector TD, a TD game that is done in vector graphics. Yet, despite the fact that the TD genre has a growing number of entries and that vector graphics may one day be passe, geoDefense does make a strong case in justifying its presence in your iDevice and within the TD genre in general.

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Wooden Labyrinth 3D Review – Steady Hands, Steady Heart + 1 Promo Code

woodenlabyrinth1I am a man of many moods. This is why I love the AppStore. I can find Apps that fit my current state of mind. One mood that has been seeing much rotation in my life is that of quietness. As I get older, I tend to find time to draw myself away from the fast paced, extreme themed, action oriented options that are out there and seek for simplicity and solitude. Wooden Labyrinth 3D goes a long way in enhancing those peaceful times.

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A Real RPG arrives at the App Store – The Quest


The Quest – 3D Fantasy RPG is a simply titled game from Redshift and published by Chillingo that looks to follow the classic formula for a PC RPG, not a console cartoon stat monger adventure like the myriad of Square/Enix knock offs.  The Quest has been on Windows Mobile and Palm for some time but has finally made it to a superior platform and for only 5.99$.  If you are fans of the Elder Scrolls, Ultima Underworld and of course Sierra’s genre defining, Betrayal at Krondor, this new RPG should appeal to you.

Notably however, its graphics are far richer than any of the classics listed above and you can play from the comfort of your iPhone or iPod touch.  I know I have waited for a release of a real RPG since the App Store’s inception.  Count me as one who is waiting for this game to be bloody amazing.

More Pickies and Chillingo’s video after the jump!

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geoDefense blasts into App Store, $0.99


Update: Our review of geoDefense can be found here

Critical Thought Games has just released geoDefense, a new and exciting tower defense game for your iPhone/iPod Touch. Inspired by the critically acclaimed Geometry Wars, geoDefense offers high energy gameplay and great visuals.

Something exciting and new in the Tower Defense genre! The geometric vector creeps are fast and intense. With 30 different maps, each its own puzzle, you’ll have to work fast to keep up. Using exciting vectorized graphics, this highly kinetic games brings a whole new dimension to the tower defense. Devastate creeps with blasters, lasers and missiles and watch their energy debris swirl through the gravity wells of your vortex towers. Now it’s time to figure out how to put that absorbed energy to good use.

My first impressions of geoDefense is how challenging and fun the game is. Enemies move fast, so if you want to avoid a quick death, you really have to plan your tower placements and upgrade them accordingly. Unlike many other tower games, geoDefense allows you to play each of the 30 levels whenever you want, without the need to unlock them. I highly recommend you grab a copy while the price is still $0.99. Keep an eye out as we’ll be reviewing geoDefense in the coming week. [geoDefense, $0.99]

Rocky Artue in Review – Yes… I know that Rhymes

rockyartue1In the culinary world, the concept of fusion cuisine is explored with varying degrees of success and failure. The same is true for games. There has been a blending of such genres like action and RPGs. Rocky Artue fused two genres together to form the first true, in my opinion and recollection, on-rails platformer. There is no other way to describe this.

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Shooter – the Official Movie Game now out, $0.99 + Impressions

shooter_moviegame1Paramount has just released what could be their best App Store offering to date in Shooter. If you enjoyed watching the movie starring Mark Walberg and love Sniper/Shooting games, then the surprisingly deep Shooter is a must have for your iPhone/iPod Touch. (did I mention that the intro price is only $0.99?)

Shooter – The Official Movie Game is one of the first true 1st person shooters to be released on the iPhone and iPod Touch. As Gunnery Sergeant Bob Lee Swagger, you must clear your name after being accused of an assassination attempt on the President. Stealthy pursuit, a steady hand and nerves of steel will allow you to eliminate those responsible.

We previously looked at i Sniper, a decent game that was probably the best of its kind when it was first released. With the arrival of Shooter, there’s no question who’s the new king of  the (Sniper) hill. Impressions and screenshots after the jump.

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iDracula: Undead Awakening in Review – It Comes to Suck Your Blood

idraucla_review1I will say this now. Stop reading this review and pick up the game now at the current $0.99 price before it increases. For goodness sakes, go!

For those who are unconvinced, I will hope to explain why I believe iDracula is currently one of the better games the App Store has to offer and why this should be on your “get quick” list.

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Orions: Legends of Wizards in Review – A card game of legendary proportions

orions1I’ll be honest.  I’ve never played card games on computers or consoles.  Sure, I’ve played hearts on my PC, but that’s about it.  I used to play Hearts, Euchre and Crazy Eights when I was younger, but I really haven’t played any card games since then.

After playing Orions: Legends of Wizards, I’m left wondering why I haven’t played card games in such a long time!  I’ve spent a few sleepless nights and days at work dreaming about what my next move and/or strategy should be for my next battle.  That my friends, is when you know you’re playing a great game.

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Krypton Egg in Review – The Ultimate Breakout?

kryptonegg4First developed for the Atari in 1990, Krypton Egg has survived obscurity for almost 20 years  by being arguably one of the best breakout clones out there. If looks alone could kill, the game could very well have been rejected by the App Store. Thankfully, Krypton Egg more than makes up for its cosmetic deficiencies with solid and engaging gameplay and a whack load of crazy fun power ups.

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