Author Archives: John Dupras


iOS puzzle games are $11.88 a dozen these days, which is why it's such a delight to find a game that rises above as well as Ichi [Free / Free] by Stolen Couch Games, does...

'Radia' Review - We Tilt for the Users

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Evoking memories of games like Geometry Wars and Tilt To Live, Radia [Free / Free] takes the tilt-based "survive as long as you can" mechanic out for another drive, and the results are comfortably non-threatening...

Gaming very rarely provides moments of "authenticity" for me anymore, those simple, hard-to-find times where a switch gets flipped in my mind.  I can count on one hand the number of iOS games that have managed to pull off this feat, surprising me with their cleverness, nostalgic value, or just pure, unadulterated joy...

'Wings of Valor' Review - Greatish Littler War Game

Wings of Valor [$0.99], the “Wings of Fury” spiritual remake by Idea Spoon, is a rare gem in the app store - a game that might not sell you on its screenshots alone, but is an automatic purchase for gamers “in the know.”  Based on a classic game for the Amiga/PC/Apple II, Wings of Valor has a familiar, nostalgic feel to it, with all the best parts of an arcade shooter and a surprisingly complex strategy sim...

The iOS platform is hardly lacking for games that allow you to send living things to their inevitable death, and Gratuitous Space Battles [$9.99 (HD)] satisfies the tactical itch with a capital T, while managing to bring some big eye candy and a light sense of humor to compensate you for all your hours spent constructing...