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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

Review Replay Games, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix Review

Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix and her nightmare. Man that's a mouthful isn't it? Still, a title like that certainly breeds curiosity. While the game itself may not be what one expects from the title, the tone certainly is. In a very well told intro we learn that Vanessa is a brainy puzzle loving young girl who feels ostracized from her peers at the schoolyard. One day a strange puzzle box that she acquired from her father's antiquities shop breaks and sucks the entire town inside it.…

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Crazy Hedgy Review

Review cybertime By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Crazy Hedgy Review

A game based on rolling movement in which you play a hedgehog collecting shiny objects. Hmm. At least the hedgehog's not blue right? It's been a while since we here at AppSpy have played a rolling game controlled by tilting your iPhone. There's a tad more to it than just rolling however. The goal of each level is to reach the end, with bonuses if you satisfy a gem quota. The gems themselves, which are strewn around the level, are hidden in boxes and are held by enemies. They are the g…

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Toy Shot™ Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Toy Shot™ Review

Sometimes all you need for a good game idea is to take an existing game type and add something new to it. Toy Shot takes the flinging physics fun found in such games as Angry Birds and Crush the Castle, wraps it up it up in LEGO blocks and gives you the most unique aiming system we've seen in one of these games yet. Does it make it stand out from the pack however? The aiming system is a bulls-eye, and when you drag your finger out from it, you create a circle with a line. This stays p…

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Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Full) Review

Review G5 Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World (Full) Review

Kaptain Brawe is a cop. A space cop! They do things differently in space, like spell captain with a K. Imagine taking control of Zap Brannigan, only instead of being a complete incompetent with a side kick that despises you, you have the added bonus of having some modicum of intelligence, but that's only because of the player actually doing the legwork in solving the puzzles. As adventure games go, this is what we would call a throwback to the adventures of the early 1990s. Well OK, i…

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Desert Zombie Last Stand Review

Review Eighth Wonder Studios By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Desert Zombie Last Stand Review

If there's one thing that is a constant in zombie games is that they don't have guns, and they don't shoot back. I mean the whole point of the explosion of zombie related video-gaming is that it's a way to satisfy a desire for wonton violence against something that looks human, but isn't. The fact that they hobble around and are ripe for the deadly end of a variety of firearms just adds to the appeal... so what happens when that changes? Desert Zombie Last Stand is kind of like the me…

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Clay's Reverie Review

Review SuperGlueStudio By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Clay's Reverie Review

It's time to access the dictionary! Reverie means a dreamy meditation or fanciful musing, but you probably already knew that. The small puffy blob known as Clay must be dreaming, and he needs to reach the end of his dreams safely while collecting as many stars as possible. This game is a balance of two control schemes that can be seen to be fighting against each other. The level is constantly moving forward and you need to avoid all the obstacles. Clay is stuck on a horizontal bar tha…

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Urban Crime Review

Review Gameloft By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Urban Crime Review

Man what happened to you Gameloft? Over a year ago you were known for making polished quality titles. Sure the inspirations for these titles were lifted from other games, but they were developed with a high level of quality and were always enjoyable to play. Ever since you've switched to this freemium model, your releases have taken a drastic hit when it comes to all around polish, and Urban Crime is the latest offender. You start the game as a street thug with aspirations to climb to…

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Woody Woodpecker Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Woody Woodpecker Review

When loading up Woody Woodpecker initially, it turned out to be not what we were expecting. First it looked like it might be a cartoon themed platformer. Then the character selection screen comes up and it looks like a kart racer. Turns out that's not exactly right either. Basically this game is what would happen if you took Tiny Wings and turned it into a racing game, with each character from the Woody Woodpecker show vying for first position when they cross the finish line. An invent…

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Marathon 2: Durandal Review

Marathon 2: Durandal Review

Before the wildly popular Halo series, Bungie was in charge of developing some of the only good titles to play if you were a gamer and owned a Mac instead of a PC (no idea why this would be the case, but they did exist). The Marathon series was a Sci-fi FPS epic which really planted the seeds as to where this developer would eventually find itself. The 2nd installment in the Marathon series, Durandal is now available on the iPhone... for free! Let's take a look and see if a first perso…

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Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Zombie Wonderland 2: Outta Time! Review

It seems the never ending thirst of the app store for zombie games rivals that of the undead's thirst for all things fleshy and brainy. In Zombie Wonderland 2, Chuck has found a way to rid his home of this slow shuffling menace once and for all, but to do so, he has to acquire some components for the good doctor at the museum. The small hitch being that most of these components are somewhere in time. Yup, zombies and time travel. Players of the original Zombie Wonderland will feel rig…

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Seal Force Review

Seal Force Review

So who else always thinks of Steven Seagal with a black nose and flippers every time they hear the term Navy Seal? No one? Ah well. Seal Force is a highly trained amphibious unit tasked with stopping the evil mastermind Krillian from polluting the oceans. What's more, they launch their missions out of the mouth of a sperm whale. How's that for advanced? As the game begins, you think you're going to get an animated TV show version of Jetpack Joyride, and you'd be right in spirit. This…

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Terra Noctis Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Terra Noctis Review

In the world of nightmares, where the most vile and horrific apparitions that our imaginations can concoct reside, you play the role of... Allen. Hey, not every nightmare can be terrifying, and that's exactly what Allen's problem is. His teacher is fed up with him for not being at all scary, and so while looking through the library, Allen finds a book that says anyone who eats the heart of this creature deep in the forest will become utterly terrifying. We've got ourselves a quest here…

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Bloons 2 Review

Review Ninja Kiwi By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Bloons 2 Review

Everyone remember Bloons? No, not the popular tower defense game, the other one. You know, the monkey who uses darts to pop a series of balloons for no discernible reason? Well, it's been over two years and that game has finally gotten a sequel. For those of you who have been waiting for more primate popping pandemonium, let us tell you what the sequel has in store. Players of the original should feel quite at home, and new players should realize that the first title had such shortcom…

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Foodie The Bug Review

Foodie The Bug Review

Foodie plans to travel the world. To make sure his energy levels are up he needs to constantly be snacking on multicolored jelly beans. With plenty of power-ups to boost him along and increase his intake, and an upgrade system to improve his abilities, can you help him reach his goal (which resides at the end of each level)? Upon first glance this looks like another slingshot physics game, but the flinging is only for launch. Once in the air Foodie hovers along with the iPhone being u…

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Venture Towns Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Venture Towns Review

When playing a Kairosoft game, it's easy to see the influence of the sim games that have come before, especially Will Wright's Simcity. Venture Towns feels very close to Simcity, just with more of a personal focus... and don't get us wrong, this isn't a bad thing at all. Instead of just building a city, you're behind the reins of a mega-conglomerate, creating a community for its employees to work, live, and prosper. Through building vacant lots, shops, amusements, and offices to find…

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