Monday Night iOS Review Round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle, High Tide, Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion

Welcome to a new segment on Nine Over Ten 9/10 called the Monday Night iOS Review Round-up! Here we’ll feature bite-size reviews of new iOS games so you can make quicker decisions on whether to get them or not :). Today, we feature 3 games, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle, High Tide and Ravenmark.

Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle

I’m a Gunners fan through and through, but if there’s one thing that I must admit when it comes to Manchester United’s current and former stars, they have a lot more marketability. Take for instance Cristiano Ronaldo who currently plays for Real Madrid, his new iPhone app, Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle, takes him off the pitch onto the center stage of freestyle soccer.

For those not in the know, freestyle soccer is a combination of acrobatic and athletic moves performed with a soccer ball, and in the able hands, well, feet, of Cristiano Ronaldo, these “tricks” would simply look amazing. The game goes one up by combining the tricks with a rhythm style gameplay reminiscent of Taiko no Tatsujin. The combination of pretty graphics and timing-based touch control necessitate the need for a fast device like an iPhone 4.

Nine Over Ten 9/10 rates Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle at a 4 out of 5. The game is available on the iTunes App Store for USD 0.99. Check out the game over here:

High Tide

“This must be fastest fuel-guzzler of a sea-plane I’ve ever encountered” That thought was hovering in my head after I hit the game over screen for the N-th time after failing to avoid the storm from catching up with my tiny plane. The game is the latest in the long line of 2D distance games that challenge players on how far they can go.

The only difference is that players will need to grab onto jerry cans of fuel that can be found floating on the sea, otherwise the players cannot cause the plane to “lift” off the water to grab some air time/bonuses. This is certainly one tough casual game to master and my advice to new users is to get used to controls and the timing, or otherwise get use to the game over screen. LOL.

Nine Over Ten 9/10 rates High Tide at a 3.5 out of 5. The game is available for FREE for a limited time on the iTunes App Store:

Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion

I think I saved the most hardcore game in this review round-up as the last and I must admit, I took a while to review the game. Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion is an isometric turn-based strategy game featuring plenty of unit types and a surprisingly compelling storyline.

Having plenty of unit types is one thing, but players can also make use of Formations and Standing Orders, and rarely do you get these stuff implemented in other games, and here we are talking about a game meant for mobile devices! As players issue their orders, the action then unfolds in the combat turn.

This game is strictly for the hardcore as it can be pretty unforgiving. Nevertheless, Nine Over Ten 9/10 rates Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion at a 4.5 out of 5! The game is the most expensive of the lot in this review round-up, but at the same time, it’s probably the best, it’s going for USD 2.99 on the App Store:

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