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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Andrew Nesvadba'

Paper Bridge Review

Review Clever Hamster Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Paper Bridge Review

Paper Bridge by Clever Hamster Games brings bridge building games back to its roots, using simple physics and simple mechanics to give gamers a chance to relax their lateral thinking brain and give some air to their literal thinking brain. I'm fairly sure I just made those last two things up, but where games like Tiki Towers may require you to think outside the box, Paper Bridge lets you stick to basic engineering principles to get the job done. Only three tools are given to draw your…

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Babeorella Review

Review doublesix By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Babeorella Review

Babeorella by doublesix knows its audience and much like Daisy Mae of the Alien Buffet, she's a spicy heroine that's not afraid to put her body on the line. Jane Fonda references aside, Babeorella is an endless action brawler that tries hard to keep your attention in almost any way possible. Movement is controlled by an analogue stick while attacks are grouped in to three buttons for variety. Two buttons are used for light and heavy attacks, with three variations available to each dep…

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Apple's Sinister Development

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Apple's Sinister Development

A physical control pad for Apple's iDevices would be a good idea, but it's not necessarily a new one. Craig Rothwell, inventor of the iControlPad is proud of his product and after a patent by Apple with the same concept was recently revealed, he immediately showed signs of being upset. PatentlyApple recently revealed the patent which was filed almost six months after the iControlPad first made its debut. Craig Rothwell's development blog quickly posted a response titled 'An extremely sinister development' last Friday. "We were very very surprised to see that apple have allegedly filed a patent for our original iControlPad design some 6 months after we revealed it," says Rothwell, "This w…


Hands On Preview - 'Tiptop: the last march'

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Hands On Preview - 'Tiptop: the last march'

I think I've managed to play Lemmings on just about every conceivable mainstream platform available, starting with my copy on the Amiga and working through various iterations on the PC, Genesis, Game Boy, Mobile Phones and on and on and on. I honestly think it's a gaming staple that everyone should try in some shape or form. Why? Well I honestly think there's nothing quite like knowing you have to help a bunch of the poor defenseless creatures left in your charge only to know you'll have to sacrifice at least some to ensure your victory. Sure they're just pixels, but they're so helpless... and you're so powerful! Clearly it's your fault they didn't survive! 'Tiptop: the last march' is a…


ABOVE Review

Review Axolot By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
ABOVE Review

Simplicity in game design can work. It's stating the obvious, but it's worth remembering when some games stack on feature after feature to make a basic idea look better. ABOVE by Axolot is another take on the endless vertical gameplay that combines simple gameplay with amazing artwork for a game that's sublime to enjoy. On your endless quest to the stars the only control you require is a simple tap and hold to jump. The longer you hold, the higher you jump. The uncomplicated scheme re…

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Vampire Origins RELOADED Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Vampire Origins RELOADED Review

Chillingo's latest action game is an interesting experiment in controls for the action genre. Vampire Origins takes classic Resident Evil style gameplay and twists it with comic-book inspired storytelling producing a unique blend of dark influences. But lets get things clear, we're not talking about sparkly vampires here - no, these are the Nosferatu-inspired horde of undead and assorted baddies. A basic analogue and touch-to-fire controls form the basic controls for movement, but for…

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Hired Gun Review

Hired Gun Review

Are you restless and twitchy, perhaps you think the world moves too slowly? Then Hired Gun by Triniti Interactive is the game for you. iSniper has tread this ground before, but unless you have excellent perception and spider like reflexes Hired Gun can quickly become an exercise in frustration. After you're given your target for the randomly picked level you'll need to immediately find a way to slow down time like you're in the Matrix. Random people will pass along streets, in front o…

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iMusic Puzzle Review

Review iwin, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
iMusic Puzzle Review

One feature that's lacking from a lot of music based games is the ability to bring iTunes in to the mix. iMusic Puzzle by I-play experiments with this idea by turning your iTunes catalog in to a series of arcade-style puzzles. iMusic splits tracks from iTunes in to tiny chunks that you have to sort and reorder to pass. These are represented by squares that you slide in to place in order to pass. Occasionally you'll run across bonus modes like a match-two or sorting game, but the basic…

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FIGHTER TEDD Review

Review Sweet Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
FIGHTER TEDD Review

If there's one thing that's almost universally considered annoying in single-player games, it's the 'escort' scenario. You know, it's that section of the game where you have to protect someone from hordes of enemies while managing to get in your way despite said dangers. TEDD by Sweet Studio has paired up side-scrolling beat'em-ups with the need to constantly protect someone, which makes the game a bitter-sweet experience. One of TEDD's major departures from regular beat'em-ups on the…

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Likwid Review

Review FunMobility By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Likwid Review

Fans of music based games and abstract puzzle solving will probably look at Likwid by FunMobility and say, 'Oh yeah, I've played that game before'. But instead of pointing fingers over who did what first, lets just admit that there's something about this particle-stream gameplay that's positively fascinating to play with. Instead of pretending to play an instrument with taps or swipes, players need to activate cogs by passing particles of the correct color over them. This is done by m…

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Bounce On 2: Drallo's Demise Review

Review Team Phobic By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Bounce On 2: Drallo's Demise Review

Barring the excellent return to form of Sonic Rush, SEGA have had troubles recapturing what made Sonic the Hedgehog such a great platformer. It's hard to shake the feeling that Team Phobic have cracked an element of what made Sonic so good and have distilled it in to their latest game Bounce On 2: Drallo's Demise. There are two basic movement controls with the default being tilt based, but for those who are more comfortable with virtual pads buttons are also available. The level of co…

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App Gifting - Boon Or Boondoggle

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
App Gifting - Boon Or Boondoggle

After having had the ability to gift songs for so long now it's nice to know that you can finally gift an App to a friend. Generally speaking this was a great new feature for everyone involved, with developers getting a handful of extra sales from people pushing products for them and for consumers who now had more options for gifts. So what's so sinister about the Gift feature? Nothing on the face of it, but if you're a crafty company you could drop the price of your App to 'Free', gift your App to customers who have given you their email, then watch as your game rockets up the charts. Initially this sounds like a great idea, with customers getting free apps and developers getting almost…


Hottie Hookups Review

Review BigStack Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Hottie Hookups Review

Hottie Hookups is not the first App for the programmer and designer at BigStack Studios who is well known for the Sally Salon and Spa series of management games. If you're a fan of the series then you'll already be familiar with the kind of quality that has gone in to Hottie Hookups... and yes, it's a management game too. As you travel from location to location around the world, your job is to successfully partner up the 'hotties' and send them off before the 'nerds' rain on their par…

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The Saboteur™ Review

Review Hands-On Mobile By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
The Saboteur™ Review

The Saboteur, released by EA for major consoles was received with mild interest. Set in 1940's occupied France, you play Sean Devlin on his quest for revenge against the Nazis. Hands-On Mobile has just released an iPhone version of the game, but just like its bigger brother on the 360 and PS3 it's a great game that just manages to miss the mark in every way. Sean is controlled from an angled top-down 2D perspective as he runs around causing general amounts of mayhem and destruction. A…

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ZENONIA® 2 Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
ZENONIA® 2 Review

There's really not much to say about Gamevil's latest release of Zenonia 2. If you were a fan of Zenonia or of Action RPGs in any way, then this sequel is immediately worth grabbing thanks to a plethora of tiny upgrades that have made a great RPG even better. For those that still need convincing, read on. Much like the first in the series, gameplay revolves around an Action RPG style that's easy to pick up and play. The virtual pad moves your character, while a large action button per…

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