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Upon starting Downhill Supreme [$0.99], you are greeted with a song. It’s strange as it doesn’t really fit any particular vibe or scene you would otherwise associate with a sport like mountain biking and is more akin to a royalty-free track fit for "MTV Cribs". Your eyes fare no better as you are also visually distracted. There are a lot of bright, vivid colors and there seems to be three NASCAR racers’ worth of logos strewn about. Superficially, it is a very busy game...

As we mentioned at the beginning of the month with the release of Stick Stunt Biker 2 [$0.99], Djinn Works are the most prolific producers of stick-figure based mobile games. They crank them out at a brisk pace, but they always end up being pretty darn fun little games. Not even a month later and already they are back with another title, this time taking on the world of tennis with Stickman Tennis [$0.99]...

Baseball season is in full swing, and in celebration of the 2013 All-Star Game coming in July Major League Baseball has released MLB.com Home Run Derby [Free], a free-to-play game that puts you in the shoes of an actual MLB player as they try to become the winner of the Home Run Derby competition. While the core game at the center of Home Run Derby is solid, and visually it looks great, the whole thing is hampered by a stingy free-to-play model that pretty much ruins what would have been a fun little mobile game for baseball fans...

My official most-played-iPhone-game True Skate [$1.99] just received a minor, though significant update. Backing up, True Skate is Jet Car Stunts [$1.99 / Free] developer True Axis' attempt to create a skateboarding simulation built for the touchscreen, and they absolutely nailed it. We loved the game in our review from back in October, and since that time True Skate game has been updated frequently with new features and customization options, and even a huge new skatepark to play around in...

There's no escaping it: multiplayer on a single iPad is pretty much always a full contact sport. It's all hands and fingers everywhere, ducking and dodging to see under and around your opponent and clear to your goal. You can try to fight it, to keep everything very organized so everyone stays in their respective corners. Or you can embrace it, as Alistair Aitcheson has with Slamjet Stadium [$2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)]..

Rolocule Games Aims to Bring Wii-Like Motion Gaming to the Apple TV with 'Motion Tennis'

The Apple TV ecosystem is a curious one to watch, as when you think about it- All the ingredients really are there for a potentially killer video game console experience, but no one has really put them together yet due to various stopping points like AirPlay lag, Apple's refusal to allow third party apps to run on the Apple TV, and other obstacles. Well, Rolocule Games is making an effort to play inside of the rules set by Apple to bring a Wii-Like motion gaming experience to the Apple TV via Motion Tennis. Check it out:..

We already posted about Com2uS's attempts to re-balance the IAP in their recently released online golf game GolfStar [Free], but today they're taking that a step further. In what seems like an attempt to spur more online multiplayer, they just launched a "Million-Golfer Appreciation Event" where one on one as well as ten player tournaments don't burn any of the consumable "Hearts" currency required to play the rest of the game. According to the patch notes of the recent update, this promotion will be running until next week...

Here's something weird: we can't figure out how you can play as Mike Vick in Mike Vick: GameTime [Free], an arcade-style football game that has Mike Vick's name attached to it. Well, that's kind of a lie. You play as Mike Vick for about 15 seconds in the tutorial. After that, though? We haven't seen him, which is kinda crazy since, you know, this is a video game with Mike Vick's name on it. Figured that needed to be re-iterated because, what?..

Com2uS is Rebalancing 'GolfStar' IAP

April 11th, 2013 3:39 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Free, Games, News, Sports
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One of the reasons that previewing free to play games is hard is because you never really get an idea of what the out of the box experience is going to be like until you actually download the game yourself. Back at GDC we got a great demo of Com2uS's GolfStar [Free] but like most of these demos we see, it was a development account with loads of IAP which essentially allowed them to play the game, well, like you'd think a golf game should be played. In actuality, when GolfStar launched yesterday, it was packed with some shockingly gross freemium elements which our forum members were (understandably) having no part of- Which really is too bad, because I was really excited for the game as it was demonstrated at GDC, without all that junk...

GDC 2013: Hands-On With 'Football Heroes,' An Awesome Throwback Football Game

Straight-up, if you were a fan of Tecmo Bowl, Mutant League Football, or any other zany old-school football game, you've got to check out Football Heroes. It's a throwback to those games of old, except updated with modern RPG, customization, and competitive trimmings. As you play, your players level up and you can acquire increasingly zanier moves. You can also name your own players, teams, and assign colors. It's a small thing, but as you'll see in our video, you can get some pretty hilarious results...

GDC 2013: 'Golf Star' by Com2uS Takes Golf Online

Golf games have always been great on iOS devices as both gesture-based as well as the three tap method of swinging the club seems to work really well with touch screens. Com2uS is capitalizing on this with an upcoming game called Golf Star, a free to play multiplayer golf title where you play against real people and can play in games with up to ten players...

Freebie Alert: 'Super Stickman Golf' Goes Free in Celebration of the Sequel's Impending Release

Last week we got our first big taste of Super Stickman Golf 2 with a new trailer showcasing the various new features of the upcoming sequel to Noodlecake Game's physics golfing extravaganza. The release of Super Stickman Golf 2 is fast approaching too, and to celebrate this the original Super Stickman Golf [$2.99] has gone free...

Sir Pussington is my favorite cat—hackycat? He's just so dapper with his little top hat and monocle, and his mustache gives fellow hackycat Mustachio a run for his kitty treats. Both of them bounce nicely when I kick them, and their little feet paddle the air as they fly. ..

If there were some sort of award for "game I've spent the most time playing since release" then I'm almost positive True Skate [$1.99] would be the winner. Since its release last October, and our subsequent review, I believe I've played True Skate every single day in at least some capacity. It's just the kind of game that I can't help but jump into whenever I have a free moment...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit just how much time I've spent playing True Skate [$1.99] since its release this past October, and it was easily one of my favorite releases of 2012. It really captured the essence of skateboarding and testing the limits of your own skill and imagination, and the satisfaction that comes with some complex and cool tricks. We thought True Skate was great in our review, but definitely craved more. ..

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