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Samurai II: Vengeance for iPhone, iPad hits App Store

Samurai II: Vengeance for iPhone and iPad is the sequel to award winning Samurai: Way of the Warrior. Unlike the first game, Samurai II offers you virtual on-screen controls. These can be moved around the screen to customise the gameplay to your comfort.

With gorgeous retina display graphics, Samurai II offers a beautiful, anime-style hack and slash game that fits in your pocket. You can either follow the Story Mode or fight as many enemies as possible in Dojo Mode.

The game is available as a universal application and will work natively on the iPad and iPhone, and has full Game Centre support with unlockable achievements and leaderboards.

Video after the break! If you try it out, let us know what you think.

[$2.99 - iTunes link]

by George Lim

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TiPb Picks of the Week

Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.

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iPad live #25: Market of one

iPad origins, how big can the market get, Target, Amazon, and Walmart oh my, limera1n causes some pain, and Marc Edwards joins us from Bjango. It's 10/10/10 folks and this is iPad live!

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There's an App Hall of Fame for that!

The App Hall of Fame is a brand new iPhone and iPad promotion started by Jeff Scott of 148apps.com that features a selection committee of writers from over 40 web-based and print publications (including our very own Rene Ritchie!).

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD for iPad - app review

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars HD for iPad (GTA henceforth) is a great homage to its console brethren. Good story? Check. Good graphics? Check. Plenty of adult-themed action, adventure, and melodrama? Check. Check. Check.

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Final Freeway - app review

I have seen Final Freeway in the App Store for a while and just glanced by. When looking at apps to review this week I felt a little nostalgic and thought I would give this little gem a spin. The result? Well, if you enjoy old-school arcade racing, if you remember when Out Run was the arcade game, then Final Freeway is for you!

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Epic Citadel for iPhone, iPad demo now in App Store

One of the highlights of today's Apple special music event was Epic who showed off their first iOS game. The game, an action-packed, sword-fighting, RPG adventure looked beyond gorgeous (it's from the people who made Gears of War, what do you expect?) and it's coming later this year.

But you can snag a copy of the demo in the iTunes App Store now.

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Sudoku 2 HD Pro for iPad- app review

I have to admit, I am not much of a Sudoku player. Not because I don't like it, but because I am horrendously slow at it and I always feel inadequate playing since my wife is about twice as fast as me solving puzzles on even a much higher difficulty. However, I sucked up my gumption and thought I would give Finger Arts latest release a try.

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Highborn HD for iPad- app review

Highborn is a turn-based strategy game for iPad set in a fantasy environment with paladins, wizards and warriors. What sets Highborn apart for the mix of other worthy turn-based games is it's humor and asynchronous multiplayer gameplay.

You start the game off with "Archie" your wise-cracking paladin. The game uses humor to its advantage to drive the story and successfully at that. You select your unit whether it's Archie, soldiers or archers and move them around the board to capture buildings and defeat the bay guys. You can tap on any character (good or bad) to see their movement range and attack range. Next you tap the location you would like your unit to move to. Then you can attack if next to an enemy or launch a distance attack if you are in range. Regretfully, once you have made a move (without ending your turn) you can not undo your move. This is frustrating, but you quickly learn to plan your moves out more carefully.

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Crystal Defenders for iPad- app review

With this weeks sale of Square-Enix games in honor of Chaos Rings release, I thought it fit to review Crystal Defenders for iPad. This is a very fun strategy/tower defense game: hardcore players apply only.

Crystal Defenders has you assume the role of master strategist as you place your units on a map to destroy the oncoming 30 waves of monsters trying to steal your crystals. Before you begin a game, you have to choose which game style you want. There are three to choose from: W1, W2 and W3. W1 is the easiest and simplest. The maps are not difficult and you do not have any power crystals (more on that later). W2 brings in the use of power crystals during gameplay and more challenging levels. W3 is the ultimate challenge. New monsters, units and very challenging maps.

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