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If the iPhone has done anything for established game developers, it’s been to offer a place where classic titles can be ported and played not only by the original players, but also an entirely new generation (or, in some cases, generations) of gamer. Sega has done this with Shining Force, a classic strategy-RPG that follows a group of inexperienced fighters as they battle to protect their land.

Is this classic reborn on the iPhone, or is this a half-baked port that doesn’t do the original game justice? Read on to find out.


If you’re an iPhone owner, I’m sure you’ve heard of the phenomenon that is Angry Birds. Writing this article at my desk I have an Angry Bird plush toy on top of my laptop in the corner and a fan-adapted theme song playing over the game on my iPad. It’s unreal just how much of a success Rovio has created.

While the idea of the game is very simple (kill pigs with birds catapulted from a slingshot), I’m surprised how many players don’t actually know what each bird does or what the difference between the blocks are. In addition to explaining what these are, in this article, we’ll be looking at some top strategies to bag more points in both Angry Birds and Seasons.


Game Friday this week takes a more specific look at one of my favourite genres of games, the real-time strategy game (RTS). Ever since playing Age of Empires and Command and Conquer on the PC back in my youth, I’ve always loved this genre. Thankfully, some bright sparks have decided to try their hand at creating RTS games for the iPhone, so we will be taking a look at 5 of them below.

Once again, if you wish to get your game reviewed, just send us a promotional code and we will give it a go. If we like it, it will be included in a future Game Friday edition.


This week’s iPhone Game Friday brings with it a roundup of those games that fit into the category of strategy. As usual, we have tried to keep the roundup as varied as possible and so this week we have both new and old games, including Sim City, the slightly weird Waffle Story and Plants vs. Zombies among others.

If you like any of these games or have recommendations of your own, let us know in the comments below. For those of you who want your own game reviewed, send us a message using the links on the right hand side. We will be bringing a round-up of user-submitted games next week.


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