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It’s Game Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all this week we’re going to have tons of reviews, giveaways and other good stuff, all centered around the gaming world!

The iPhone is no stranger to remakes of popular games from the ’80s. Some turn out to be lazy cash-ins, barely updated or reworked for touch controls and a small but high-resolution screen, while others seem to pull out all the stops in a bid to draw players both new and old. Robots and Pencils’ update to the 1984 hit Spy vs Spy thankfully falls into the latter camp, but it’s not without its quirks or shortcomings. Let’s take a look at them after the jump.  (more…)

We all have that one app on our iPhone that we thought we would hate and ended up loving it. When I was asked to review Super Mega Worm, I must admit that I was a bit reluctant at first. Still, I accepted the assignment and went on my way. And I’m damn glad that I did.

Read on to find out what is so special about Super Mega Worm and why I love it so much. (more…)

It seems that with every coming day there’s a new vertical platformer on the app store. Ever since the genre was popularized by Doodle Jump, this kind of game is a dime a dozen; the outstanding ones are rare indeed. The Blocks Cometh is one of the few games that not only brings a fresh new take to the genre, but does it exceptionally well.

Created by indie developer Halfbot, the game started out as a flash game but was later ported to iOS. How well did it do in the transition? Let’s find out after the break. (more…)

I don’t play a lot of games on my iPhone, or anywhere, for that matter. I do enjoy them, but just find myself going other directions for entertainment most of the time. I know the iPhone is a great device for gaming so I thought I should probably check out this world a little more.

I decided to explore one of those retro-style game that I’ve been hearing so much about. I love the style and felt like a little mindless iPhone fun so why not. There are many in this space, but I decided to take Bit-1 for a spin. The screenshots looked impressive and the community seemed to enjoy it, so I picked up a copy to check it out for myself. My thoughts after the jump. (more…)

Going old school seems to be a common trend with games nowadays. The charming 8- or 16-bit  artwork, music and play style of the 90s is not only nostalgic fun for those who played the NES and similar game consoles back in the day, but provides a fresh and different experience for the recent generation of gamers.

One iOS game that does a remarkably good job of bringing the retro feel to the masses is Super Crate Box. It’s a frantic, fast-paced, and quite fantastic game that embodies the comeback of arcade age. (more…)

The Last Rocket is a new puzzle/platformer that makes good use of the iPhone’s touch screen, has a great art direction, and is just awesome overall. Normally I’d be worried about saying all those things at the beginning of a review, but let’s face it: you’ll still read, if only to see some more pictures of that adorable little rocket.
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In the past we’ve discussed at length the new fad of vintage photography via apps such as Instagram. There are plenty of outspoken haters of this trend but the rest of us are happy to enjoy the fun of bringing a little old school goodness to our high tech phones.

Some forward thinking developers have already begun looking past still photographs and bringing the same vintage trend into video. The result is a quickly growing selection of apps that make it incredibly easy to create video clips with enough retro flare to make Hipstamatic users green with envy.

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