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RollerCoasterTycoon 3 Platinum for Mac Review

RAppIcon.175x175-75Publisher: Aspyr Media Inc.

Price: $29.99 (£20.99)

Genre: Theme Park Builder and Simulation Game

Mac App Store Link

Rating

Pros: Incredibly detailed and comprehensive, Wild and Splash Expansions included, campaign missions to kick you off, coaster cam.

Cons: Some controls can be a bit finicky.

Review

Let’s put a merry-go-round there, and a roller coaster with 5 loops and a tunnel going through a mountain over here. People may be hungry at this point, so let’s place a food hall fit with Burger, Fries, Drinks and Pretzel outlets. Perhaps the animal enclosure could do with an extra gorilla, or giraffe, or tiger. To make transport easy, we could build a monorail to get visitors to the outermost corners of the park. How about a two-storey pool with a huge slide? Roller Coaster is simply one of the most comprehensive simulations games I have ever played, and an absolute gem that is bound to take many hours out of your days. If you’re into that sort of thing, then what are you waiting for?

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Worms Revolution – Deluxe Edition for Mac Review

icon-1.175x175-75Publisher: Team17

Price: $28.99/£19.99

Description: Worms Revolutionised

Mac App Store Link

Rating

Pros: New physics objects, great blend of 2D and 3D, new classes, multiplayer is a ton of fun.

Cons: Not many multilayer opponents, it’s essentially the same Worms gameplay.

Review

Worms is one of those franchises that has embedded itself into our gaming culture, ever since the original 1995 classic on the Amiga. After a staggering 15 games later, we’ve seen the Worms franchise jump from the Playstation Portable to the Nintendo Wii, from the second dimension into the third. It’s been a crazy ride for the guys over at Team17, with the team continually working to bring Worms to new audiences. But after 18 years, and 15 games, is Worms finally out of steam? Worms Revolution, happily, doesn’t take its foot off the pedal, with a whole new 3D engine that doesn’t sacrifice the nostalgic 2D turn-based destruction, but allows for some cool new physics objects and effects. It’s certainly not a perfect package, but if you have a few friends and a lot of spare time, Worms Revolution is the ultimate killer… of time and virtual enemy worms.

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Anomaly 2 Brings Back the Reverse-TD to Mac, With All New Features

Published on June 7, 2013, by in All, News.

Anomaly 2 is the sequel to the award-winning Anomaly: Warzone Earth that blew us away with its unique take on tower-defence [review]. Anomaly 2 does many new things to spruce up the gameplay, with transforming mechs, fresh environments and new enemy towers.

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Anomaly 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Anomaly Warzone Earth. Maintaining the core elements of the original, Anomaly 2 adds new features to the single-player campaign and finally puts your skills to a test in a completely unique experience: the dynamic turret defense vs. tower offense multiplayer mode!

In the years following the invasion of Earth in 2018, the planet is overrun by alien machines. Humankind is on the verge of extinction. Banded together in huge convoys, they search the frozen tundra for food and supplies. Since the war, the roles have been reversed: now our species seems to be the Anomaly on a machine-controlled planet. Your convoy, Commander, is called Yukon.

Go check out Anomaly 2 on the Mac App Store for $14.99/£10.49.

Anomaly 2 on the Mac App Store [$14.99/£10.49]

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Worms Revolution – Deluxe Edition now Available on the Mac App Store

Published on June 6, 2013, by in All, News.

Worms Revolution marks the reboot of the Worms franchise. Harkening back to the original 2D turn-based classic, Revolution introduces many new physics objects to spice up the gameplay, including water, explosive environmental objects and new types of weapons. You will also see 3 new types of worm who each have their own special abilities that make them more effective on the battlefield. But one of our biggest criticisms of Worms Special Edition was the lack of multiplayer, which meant the player had to face the A.I super-mind, which swayed from being a calculating uncompromising killing machine to a very predictable and boring opponent. Thankfully, Revolution has full multiplayer support between Mac players which is awesome.

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Worms™ Revolution sticks an exploding sheep under worm-on-worm conflict and blasts it squarely into the 21st century. Multiplayer Battles! Experience local or online battles with up to 4 players. Choose from 3 different game modes: Deathmatch, Forts or Classic mode.

Worms™ Revolution is the latest game in the classic turn-based strategy series to come to the Mac, featuring exciting new features and beautiful 3D graphics whilst retaining the classic 2D gameplay that fans love. Choose to play the extensive single player mode which features both campaign and puzzle missions or dive straight into multiplayer warfare via online or local play. For the first time ever see the inclusion of dynamic water, physics objects and worm classes! Customise your experience by choosing what classes you play with, what they look like and even how they speak!

Minimum System Requirements: Processor: 1.7GHz, RAM: 2GB, Graphics: 256MB, Free Space: 2.5GB

Go check the new worms game on the Mac App Store for $20.99/£14.99. It’s currently 25% off, but the sale won’t last for long!

Worms Revolution – Deluxe Edition on the Mac App Store [$20.99/£14.99]

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Jack Lumber for Mac Review

UnityPlayer.175x175-75Publisher: Owlchemy Labs

Price: $4.99/£2.99

Genre: Ninjas Hit the Forest… Hard

Mac App Store Link

Rating

Pros: Great character, a new take on the Fruit Ninja chop-chop style.

Cons: Not meant for Mac, its real home is on the touchscreen.

Review

Jack Lumber is an interesting take on the finger-turned-cursor slicing that was popularised by Fruit Ninja on iOS. It features an enraged Lumber Jack, conveniently named Jack Lumber, who has it in for all the trees he can find after one went timber on poor old grandma.

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July 3rd will See the Release of Napoleon: Total War on the Mac App Store

Published on May 29, 2013, by in All, News.

The sixth edition of the Total War series is coming to Mac in about a month. Predictably set in the Napoleonic era, Napoleon: Total War takes it on from where Empire left off, with similar strategical gameplay, ranging from the real-time to the turn-based. The changes aren’t so major as in previous edition, with a new physics engine and some graphical enhancements. However, you’ll be introduced to four new campaigns, as well as all of the additional DLC for the game, such as the three unit packs; the Imperial EaglePack, the Coalition Battle Pack and the Heroes of the Napoleonic Wars Pack. Along with a date, Feral Interactive have also announced some more details about the price and system requirements of the game.

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System Requirements

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 4.0GB RAM, 256MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later. Mac OS X 10.8.3 is required for Game Center support (available to Mac App Store customers only).

The game does not support the following graphics cards: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, NVIDIA 7xxx series and NVIDIA 8xxx series.

The following graphics cards require 8GB of system RAM: Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 9400, Intel HD4000 and NVIDIA 320M. These system requirements are provisional and subject to change before release.

You will be able to enjoy Napoleon: Total War on the 3rd July at the price of $29.99/£19.99 for Mac. Can’t wait!

Find out more information at Feral’s website.

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Ravensword: Shadowlands for Mac Review

RavenswordiconnamePublisher: Crescent Moon Games

Price: $12.99/£8.99

Genre: Open-World Fantasy RPG

Mac App Store Link

Rating

Pros: Ambitious in concept and scale.

Cons: Broken navigation system, extremely unbalanced, incomprehensible story, unresponsive and sluggish.

Review

About 10 visits to the Troll Ruins, and a couple of hours later, Shadowlands has proven to be an ambitious, yet utterly unenjoyable open-world fantasy role-playing game. It may have pushed boundaries on iOS, but it doesn’t stack up to the much more polished offerings already available on the Mac App Store.

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Jack Lumber Hits the Mac App Store

Published on May 23, 2013, by in All, News.

Jack Lumber, from Owlchemy Labs, is an iOS classic brought to Mac. Inspired by the phenomenon, Fruit Ninja, you must chop and slice every wooden log in sight. But this isn’t just a random act of environmental vandalism, but instead in retribution for your granny who was crushed by one, particularly evil tree.

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A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the superhuman lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees.

Use the supernatural powers of Jack Lumber to massacre the forest in this time-warping line-drawing log-slicing pun-filled lumberjacking mashup.

Go check out Jack Lumber. It’s 33.3% off for the first few days of release, at just $4.99/£2.99.

Jack Lumber on the Mac App Store [$4.99/£2.99]

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iOS RPG Giant Ravensword: Shadowlands Finally hits the Mac App Store from Crescent Moon Games

Published on May 20, 2013, by in All, News.

We have not heard from Crescent Moon Games ever since they teased us with a Mac port of Aralon: Sword and Shadow in 2011(!). However it seems that the iOS developer has instead been working on bringing their latest iOS hit, Shadowlands to Mac, and it’s finally arrived.

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Ravensword brings unprecedented visuals to the role playing and adventure genre. Explore a vast and richly detailed world, gather powerful weapons, collect hundreds of items, increase your skills, and follow a deep storyline to solve the mysteries of the Kingdom of Tyreas.

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We are super excited about this long awaited release. Go check it out on the Mac App Store for £8.99/$12.99.

Ravensword: Shadowlands on the Mac App Store [£8.99/$12.99]

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Elite Edition for Mac Review

GameIcon.175x175-75Publisher: Feral Interactive

Price: $49.99/£34.99

Description: Turn-Based Strategy with a Pump of Action

Mac App Store Link

Rating

Pros: Great sense of progression; tense conflicts; huge scale.

Cons: Some quirky camera angles; crashes; temptation to load a save.

Review

Turn-based strategy can seem like a daunting prospect for those who have not had the chance to delve into the genre. Whilst Fireaxis may be minds behind the turn-based king Civilisation, XCOM: Enemy Unknown offers a much more accessible, action-orientated experience which makes it the ultimate introduction to this deep gameplay style.

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