About Nick Alfonse

Nick is a beer and game connoisseur. This New Jersey-ian loves his craft beers and does weekly reviews at The Examiner.

Civilization Wars

By |2011-07-10T23:01:53-05:00December 22, 2010|iPhone Reviews|

Step into a time machine and blast off into ancient civilizations from centuries past. Arm yourself with spears and arrows to beat the enemy into submission while satisfying your thirst for complete conquest and control of the battlefield. Chillingo Ltd’s Civilizations Wars allows gamers to wage war against competing tribes while working your way North to retrieve the falling star which contains legendary knowledge and power. With a variety of scenarios, spells, and game options, this is one strategy title capable of keeping players locked in for hours on end.

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Diet Defense

By |2011-07-10T23:01:59-05:00December 22, 2010|iPhone Reviews|

Tower defense titles have pitted gamers against aliens, zombies, soldiers, and legions of other grotesque, bloodthirsty foes. Cannons, rocket launchers, machine gun turrets, and flamethrowers have seared the flesh of enemies while cutting down the next wave attackers dead in their tracks. If you’ve grown as bored as I have with these turnstile apps, Diet Defense takes the initial premise of a tower defense title and transforms it into a cheeky, amusing game which pits fruits and vegetables against junk food.

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By |2011-07-10T23:02:21-05:00December 15, 2010|iPhone Reviews|

A recreation of a 1930’s pinball classic, Ballywoo attempts a digital interpretation of one of the first mass produced pinball machines in existence. Published by Vision Thing and available in the iTunes Store for $0.99, this is a stripped down, back to basics app which loses any of the filler and simply delivers the advertised product, Ballywoo. Forget about all of the bells and whistles on contemporary pinball, million point bonuses, and insane, other worldly story lines, this is something lifted right out of history...

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Ninja Junk Punch

By |2011-07-10T23:02:29-05:00December 7, 2010|iPhone Reviews|

Does everyone remember Punch Out? The fond memories should come rushing back, as people mashed buttons for hours on end with the now dust covered NES system while struggling to take down the next opponent. Take the layout of the original boxing classic, transform it into a humorous samurai story, add in horrendous gameplay, a nonsensical training system, and enemies which are completely impossible to beat, and you’ve landed smack dab onto Ninja Junk Punch.

Sushi Boy

By |2011-07-10T23:02:35-05:00December 1, 2010|iPhone Reviews|

A relatively simple construct, Japanese inspired animation, arcade style gameplay, bouncy music, and sushi falling from the sky? Yes, these are your primary ingredients from Wefiends’ latest mobile creation, Sushi Boy. Packed with lightning quick playing speeds, upgrades, and achievements, this is a highly simple, yet effectively executed title which aims to trap players into some entertaining, speedy action.

Deadliest Catch

By |2011-07-10T23:03:08-05:00October 7, 2010|iPhone Reviews|

The Time Bandit, Northwestern, Wizard, Cornelia Marie and company are all on hand for Hands-On Mobile’s adaptation of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. From throwing the hook to stocking up on various bait and equipment, this takes gamers from Dutch Harbor to the freezing, unforgiving Bering Sea while on the quest for King and Opilio crab. Even though you won’t quite feel the stinging cold ocean wind, the only aspect from the series this title seems to be missing is Mike Rowe’s near-perfect narration...

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