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My parents used to own a border collie, a breed famous for their sheep herding abilities. I remember once watching the dog try to herd my sister into a corner — successfully. Scamp, that dog’s name, was the first thing I thought of when I found Sticky Sheep.

The concept is similar to what Scamp was bred to do. You’re a dog, and you have to herd sheep into these target zones. But it’s not just as simple as running and going. No, this game has a very Angry Birds-esque mechanic to the whole thing, which makes it a lot of fun to play. Don’t believe me? Let me herd you towards that more button.  (more…)

We’ve reviewed lots of iPhone games over the years here at iPhone.AppStorm, but, shockingly enough, we’ve never talked about the one game that gave validity to the iPhone as a gaming platform: Angry Birds. That’s right, the same app that now has merchandise found everywhere from Staples to Hot Topic has never been a under our microscope for review. Why not? Heck if I know, but we’re going to remedy that situation right now.

That’s right folks, it’s Angry Birds for the iPhone, and we’re reviewing it after the jump.  (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…)

Game developer Mika Mobile has done it again. Their newest game, Zombieville 2, is a combination of brilliant gameplay, animation and responsive controls that translate to an awesome experience.

While the game builds on the previous Zombieville, it adds many new elements and improves on others. The graphics have had an awesome refresh that definitely improves the whole feel for the game, and the character customization has been greatly expanded as well. Let’s see what it’s got!

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Platform games have always been a very popular category, with some of the world’s most popular and well-known franchises fitting into the genre. For example, Nintendo’s Mario is said to be the most famous character in video game history. Unfortunately, Nintendo has never brought their major franchise across onto the iPhone, so we’re left looking for alternatives.

Paper Monsters is a new platform game for both the iPad and iPhone, seemingly taking major inspiration from both the Mario franchise and the PlayStation 3-exclusive LittleBigPlanet line of games. Does it hold up to such lofty comparisons on the iPhone? Find out after the jump.  (more…)

The Sims is one of my favourite gaming franchises and I’ve been playing them longer than any other. For those that don’t know, The Sims is a series of simulation games revolving around your own customised, virtual family with a ton of different paths you can take them on. The game is a juggernaut on PC and pretty popular on both home and handheld consoles.

Back in 2009, EA Mobile brought The Sims 3 to the iPhone. While that game remains in the App Store, EA recently introduced The Sims FreePlay, a brand new app that, as the name suggests, is available for free!
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The Xbox 360 is a remarkable device, offering a vast number of entertainment options (be it video games, movies, music and apps). Another big part of the Xbox LIVE experience is the ability to interact with friends via multi-player gaming, chat or even watching a movie together with the Netflix app. While all these options may not be included, My Xbox LIVE offers the ability to keep in touch with your Xbox LIVE friends, and much more.

Find out exactly what My Xbox LIVE brings to your iPhone experience after the jump.
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When it comes to trashy reality television, the US has a lot of the major bases covered. We’ve got Housewives shows from all over the country, the Bachelor keeps getting more and more like a trip to the Bunny Ranch, and then there’s the king of it all, MTV’s The Jersey Shore. If you don’t know about it, Google it. But don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Now not everyone likes the show, but as is usually the case with these types of things, one or two people tend to break out and form their own careers. With The Jersey Shore, it seems to be DJ Pauly D, the chiseled man with the blow-out hairstyle. And guess what. He’s got an iPhone game named DJ Pauly D – Beat That Boardwalk. Could it possibly be any good?
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Until recently, I’ve always noticed that iPhone games are inferior to their console counterparts, generally mimicking gameplay in a less user friendly and intuitive manner. This isn’t necessarily a hinderence to good gameplay, but for the first few years of the App Store, I don’t believe the iPhone could really compete with traditional gaming consoles outside of the casual category.

Over the past year or so, a new culture of gaming has emerged. Games have vastly improved and started to provide near identical gameplay to their more dedicated console brethren. One such game is Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, which brings a very similar set of gameplay mechanics and maps to the iPhone.

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