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Sonic the Hedgehog is known for his running, but this is one speedster who deserves credit for his jumping abilities. Those skills get showcased in Sonic Jump, which follows the anthropomorphic adventurer as he once again takes on his old foe, Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik). With light speed leaps and launches, Sonic climbs to the top of climate-themed zones in his quest to free captured critters.

Are you ready to spring into action? Learn more about Sonic’s latest escapade after the jump. (more…)

The days of exploring through Shenmue are long over for me, but I can remember the countless hours that I spent playing my Sega Dreamcast. There were two games which got the most use out of my console. The first was the previously mentioned Shenmue, the other was Crazy Taxi. To my great joy, Crazy Taxi is now available on iOS.

The game is the same version that shipped with the Dreamcast and features every bit of crazy driving that you might be expecting. For users not familiar with the game, Crazy Taxi offers the player the ability to drive a taxi around and earn fares based on driving skills and how quickly customers arrive at their destination. Drivers must avoid other customers and traffic, all while trying to beat a game clock. Let’s find out more after the jump. (more…)

As the iPad has developed, we’ve seen some of the world’s biggest publishers bring their most popular titles to the App Store, none more significant than EA Sports and Sega. The success of ubiquitous games like Tiger Woods PGA Tour & Football Manager Handheld on iOS, has shown that sports gaming is a viable concept on the platform, despite the high level of detail and complexity it demands.

However, one sport that hasn’t translated well into the world of computer gaming is tennis. Sure, there have been decent games developed for the major consoles, but even they haven’t managed to showcase the many intricacies and fluid movement of the real game as has been achieved with the likes of football and golf. With that thought, I present to you Sega’s Virtua Tennis Challenge. Can the iPad succeed where others have failed? Let’s find out. (more…)

Beginning with the well received Shogun: Total War, the Total War games franchise has grown over the past twelve years to become one of the most popular turn-based strategy games on the scene, spawning such classics as Rome Total War and breathing new life into the genre due to its combination of typical turn-based game elements with real-time battle scenes and a gripping, often historically accurate narrative.

Little wonder then that Total War fans have been salivating to get their hands on Total War Battles: Shogun, a version of Total War designed specifically for iPad. As with all such complex titles however, concerns remain as to whether the game is well suited to the iPad’s unique form. Let’s see if SEGA have nailed it.


Sega managed to pivot fairly well. Once Nintendo’s main competitor, pushing out advanced technologies and games all at once, the company went from being the number two console manufacturer to a software-driven company in the last decade. While they may be known for a few things, perhaps their most famous creation is Sonic the Hedgehog.

The blue, formerly-tubby hedgehog has a thing for speed and has found a new home on iOS. Sonic CD, a fan favorite, was recently released for the iPhone and iPad. Is this game worthy of all the hype, or has Sonic lost his running shoes? Let’s find out.