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Dragonfly Fleet preview – iOS multi-mode shooter

April 7, 2014

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If you have ever wanted to go head-to-head in a shoot-em-up game on your iPad (or iPhone) against a friend (or your 6 year old son), I’d like to introduce you to Dragonfly Fleet, the upcoming iOS shooter from Ramble Interactive. There are four modes, two each of solo and 2-player. Dragonfly Fleet’s Solo Flight mode plays like a traditional vertically scrolling shooter, complete with delightful relative touch control and a dynamic choice of left or right side fire button.

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In Team Flight mode, there are two playable dragonflies with touch control limited to a small area around the player insect. Although this is co-op mode, care must be taken as your dragonflies can be damaged by player shots and collisions.

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Gridshock is a variation of the shooter theme, with a grid of destructible blocks covering most of the screen in addition to the randomly spawning enemies. The 2-player version of this mode is called Faceoff, with your opponent facing you across the grid.

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Although I don’t have a release date to share, Dragonfly Fleet is looking very finished and should be on the app store soon. I’ll be posting a review of this game as soon as it is released.


Air Supply – SOS … Believe the lack of hype

March 14, 2014

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First of all, you need to know that SOS in the title could mean Sheep On Skateboards. But it probably won’t, and that’s what makes the limited available information about this game just so fascinating.


The only real clue anyone has at the moment is that it looks a bit like Jetpac.


And Jetpac totally ruled.


When you’re down the pub later, nudge the person standing next to you at the bar and ask them, “What do you know about Air Supply – SOS?” I bet you a fiver they know less than I do. Forget Titanfall, start believing the hype for AS-SOS.



Godfire: Rise of Prometheus – coming later this year

March 4, 2014


It’s hard not to get excited about this one…


Hailed as “a next-gen for action-adventure games for mobile”, Godfire is currently in development with a fairly loose “later this year” launch being promised. The official website is still very much in teaser mode but there is enough media available to hint that this one could be something special.







Devious Dungeon (iOS) coming this week

March 3, 2014


This looks like it should be fun, or annoying, depending on how significant the IAPs are going to be.

Devious Dungeon is a medieval action platformer with randomized dungeons. Fight your way through each level locating the key to open the portal. Slay enemies, earn experience, level up, and collect loot!

The game should be on the app store Wednesday 6th or Thursday 7th, depending on where you live. I’ll be reviewing it here soon.



Toki Tori 2+ (PC / Steam) on sale

February 13, 2014

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The original Toki Tori is a classic puzzle platformer, released on multiple platforms and it’s one of my favourite genre games. The sequel is currently on sale on Steam (PC). Here’s a link to the game on the Steam store:


The game has a whopping 75% price reduction, dropping it to just under 3 quid. At the time of writing, you still have almost two whole days to take advantage of this sale.

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It’s gorgeous looking, has great controls and a very cute style that takes everything that was cool and fun about the original and expands or improves on it. The individual levels are gone, replaced with a huge map with large zones linked by portals.

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It’s a whole load of fun and it’s currently very cheap. These days, those are good things. I can’t do anything else; I’ve told you about it, now it’s up to you. Here’s the official description and another picture…

Toki Tori 2+ is a Metroidvania style puzzle adventure. There are no tutorials, there’s no hand-holding, no-one tells you what to do in Toki Tori 2+. The fun is in exploring and overcoming the obstacles of the lush forest island on your own merit.

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Dark Lands – iOS preview

February 11, 2014

This looks great. Here’s a link to the official website:

Dark Lands is an epic battle runner game in which you develop your hero to survive a battle by running as long as possible in what is called survival mode. You can also enjoy a challenge in hand crafted levels in the campaign mode.

Optimized for touch controls, Dark Lands is a mix of an auto runner game with a dynamic combat system, set in a beautiful fantasy horror world. Take your hero on an epic journey of defeating evil forces and enemies like goblins, orcs, skeletons or monstrous trolls and ogres on your way.

Dark Lands is available now for Windows Phone, with iOS, Android, Nintendo Wii U and PS VITA versions planned, should the Kickstarter be successful.


Toxic Frog (iOS) – currently free

February 6, 2014

Toxic Frog (iOS/Universal) is currently free. As the all-time best player in the world ever, I invite you to step up and fail spectacularly to get anywhere near my top score. Why you don’t already own this game is a complete mystery, as it is just so good!

Get it now, for free… the link is right here:

iTunes link


Happy 3rd Anniversary Arcadelife

February 1, 2014

Arcadelife was 3 years old yesterday (31st January).


Arcadelife’s 500th review … coming soon

January 19, 2014

Exciting, isn’t it? I bet you can’t wait.


Merry Christmas

December 24, 2013


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

From ArcadeLife


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