Articles and Reviews by Shawn Leonard
Heavy Mach - Putting out a game that's a tank shooter is serious business. With the amazing longevity that iShoot has had near the top of the App Store rankings, the gauntlet has definitely been thrown down for anyone looking to step onto their turf.
Shooter - The iPhone has proven to be a great platform for realizing fun shooting games. Top tier games like Heavy Mach, iShoot and Wild West Guns are a few of the gems that are currently sitting comfortably on the top of the shooter genre.
Paper Pilot - Paper airplanes have a special place in my heart. In grade school with some of my best buddies, making a variety of paper planes decked out using crayons was something we did for fun.
Ladies and gentlemen, Gameloft has delivered another extraordinary iPhone game yet again. Wild West Guns is a rail shooter similar to what you may have seen in the arcade scene back in the early nineties.
dB - For those of you that love things that help you chronicle all facets of your life, Faber Acoustical has developed a uniquely original application that deserves your attention. In the age of Web 2.0 and countless social network platforms out there, dB provides an interesting approach to enable us to tell the stories of our lives.
Big Deuce - For all of you Vegas aficionados that love playing offbeat and obscure card games, MotionObj has developed an iPhone application that speaks directly to you. Big Deuce is a game that replicates the card game of the same name originated in Eastern Asia.
Orion's Belt - Most games on the iPhone put a premium on delivering quick-hitting 5- to 10-minute engagements rather than the longevity of a traditional, console-style game. Considering that most iPhone gaming is typically done in short bursts, that approach it is completely understandable.
Fastlane Street Racing is a modern day reincarnation of arguably the best arcade racing series ever developed in Ridge Racer. For those of you unfamiliar with the fifteen year history of Ridge Racer, it’s a racing game that places an equal emphasis on style and substance.
I remember when dating used to be simple. Considering that I’m a guy, it was my job to deliver a good time while being a perfect gentleman. That part was easy enough as several articles and books have been written for guys that are clueless in matters of love and relationships.
It’s hard to believe that it has been almost 30 years since the release of the movie TRON, a creative and technical marvel in its time. In LightBike, Pankaku has created a game that sets out to recreates the classic bike race from the movie.
Big Fun Racing is an interesting title for a game. Not in the sense that the title itself is particularly unique, but rather, the guys at Decane are essentially declaring that this game is a great racer.
PocketArnold - I’ll admit that I’m a huge Arnold Schwarzenegger fan. Not so much from his current role as the governor of my state of “Kah-lee-foh-neea,” but rather, the many years of mindless action movies featuring his classic one-liners.
As the iPhone continues to impress with it’s capacity to provide meaningful gameplay experiences, Gameloft has delivered a very ambitious game in Brothers In Arms: Hour of Heroes (BIA) that provides a trip back to World War II.
iDodge: Space Ninja - If you’re confused about what the heck a Space Ninja is, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Typically ninjas tend to do what they do over in the Eastern Hemisphere, not north of the Ionosphere.
Sandbox gaming has officially come to the iPhone. Payback, developed by Apex Designs, is a shameless clone of the experience found in the GTA (Grand Theft Auto) franchise. The GTA franchise is known for pushing the envelope with crazy dialog, violent missions and delving into all kinds of taboo subject matter.
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