GBA4ios…bringing all of your childhood favorites to your Iphone

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http://gba4iosapp.com/

For years people have been figuring out ways to relive classics on their phones. Iphone users have all been waiting for a decent emulator (Jailbreak free) to hit the market, and finally, we have one GBA4 Ios.

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This is not an app store app, but instead something you can download from your safari browser.(which then creates an app icon on your phone) Be sure to change the date back to sometime in January. (specific instructions on the site) Once you have the emulator downloaded, it is really easy and streamlined to download the rom games. Upon opening there should be a list, in the top right corner hit the plus button which should take you to a rom site, and from there search the game you desire by letter. After that, check to see if there are anymore specific instructions (may have to roll the clock back again for some)  then select download now. Don’t forget to go to menu, and save state when progressing through the game , not all games allow you to save in game.

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This is a great emulator to come to the IOS market and I have had fun reliving some old time classics with GBA4ios. It is still hard to believe that I am now calling some of the greatest games that I grew up with, classics, but that’s the way getting old goes. Enjoy this emulator while it lasts (may not be around forever)

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Crazy Rambo review…why would you create this game? much less play it!

photo 1Locking your keys in your car. Watching Jersey Shore reruns. Spilling a pot of hot coffee on your crotch. We make mistakes as human beings, it is just what we do. In fact we are good at it. But one mistake you don’t have to make is playing Crazy Rambo. (Pure Playz to the rescue!)

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I am very unsure about what the developers were thinking when they created this….atrocity. This game is not at all worth your time. Don’t waste your valuable phone storage on this game! I am telling you loud and clear, downloading a hundred pictures of cats sleeping, would be better than playing this game.

Upon opening up the game, (the play through was pretty unbearable) you will notice several different national flags. It is important (if for some reason you ignore this review and still play the game) that you select the English flag. (not that there is any commentary but instructions) After you do this you may select a “gun wielding”, no doubt steroid infused hero. Gameplay for the game is pretty simple, after selecting a difficulty and a character, you stand on a platform and shoot enemies that are trying to attack you. Let to many enemies attack you and you die. You are supposed to get points by killing enemies and collecting money that floats entirely to quickly. There. That’s it. I just explained the gameplay to you in one paragraph.

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Controls to the game were suspect. I tapped an enemy several times and there wasn’t the slightest reaction. Jumping up to get the rewards never worked (and if it did you often times died) and the game crashed many times. The icing on the cake? The advertisements. I am not sure if there was process in which the ads were displayed on screen, but this game gets the “cake” for most annoying ad timing. Many times when an ad came up (it was a full screen pop up) the game froze. When it wasn’t frozen on screen, the “x” on the pop up screen was so far in the corner, that it is nearly impossible to close out the ads if you have a case on the phone. (most people do) Probably the worst offense of all, was the full screen ad that popped up in the middle of gameplay. No, the game doesn’t pause, you simply die if you are not quick enough to close it out.

This game….wow just….wow.

Overall: ****Disastrous Play****

Look if you have made mistakes before, that’s okay. I just want to help you avoid making more. And this would be a big one. This feels like one of those “cheap” run of the mill  gimmick games. Developers hurt the gaming community when they put out games like this. Nothing screams cash grab louder than Crazy Rambo does. I would advise you to stay away. Some people just want to “watch the world burn”

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Lawless Review….A crime to play

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Guns, Chicks, Ammo, Money, this game has all the potential in the world, yet Lawless still manages to un-impress. Love playing Time Crisis 3 in the arcade? Well that is exactly what the game plays like. (For the most part). Look, I loved Time Crisis, however I was like 12 and there was a much larger screen and also a toy gun, in this game you just point and shoot. It is honestly the same controls as Time Crisis save for a couple of bells and whistles that lawless adds in. Some of the perks in game were things like purchasing cool new guns, (They have a whole host) there is a leveling system and perhaps the coolest of all the treats is the fact that you can actually play with a crew. In the game you are new to the streets and you have to kill your way to the top. As you go on in the game you earn money to buy things as I mentioned before, and then you can hire members of your crew.(This let’s all the wanna-be-gangsta’s out there become truly hardened criminals)  A crew member may posses different abilities for instance, one may heal you in battle, and another member of your crew may throw grenades at enemies ect.; there is also a buddy system in which you can partner up with another real person and battle together. (We haven’t delved into this aspect, and pretty for sure that it is just like having an NPC play but for the fact the name is different and the person may be better equipped.)

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The in game graphics are probably one of the brightest spots in the game. Taking cover reloading, and shooting at the enemies look pretty cool, and there are some great sounds to go along with the game. The game also tries to grab players interest by adding special objectives, such as kill enemies in under a minute or only use this type of weapon, which are pretty challenging feats, however I still can’t get past how boring it was because of the control scheme. I guess that is where this game falls short for me, is the fact that the duck and cover system is to simplified to…uncreative and uninspired. I want to be able to move around freely from checkpoint to checkpoint and not press one button on the screen and auto run to that point. Another bummer about this game is the IAP’s. From the get go I saw that there were several guns that I wouldn’t be able to use unless I spent a huge amount of time on this game, or spent straight cash (homey). I feel that there could be a better way to do that instead of this system. While this game is not all that it could be, I’m sure someone out there will enjoy it.

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**Average** (3)

Lawless does make a few attempts at putting a fresh spin on an old game, add on great graphics, and great sound, and you have a game that might keep you interested for a bit. However for every good thing this game does I feel that it is equally if not more, held back.