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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

Sea Stars Review

Review Hothead Games Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Sea Stars Review

If you were to believe a certain catchy Disney song from the early 90s, you would think that things are much better under the sea. After a few minutes playing Sea Stars, you'd definitely be giving the argument some thought. There's something about the colors, the gliding mechanics and the collectables and upgrades that make this game just a joy to play. Control as well as the style of game is similar to Tiny Wings. Pressing down on the screen gives you weight, plunging you to the bott…

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Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound Review

Review Abu Dhabi Media Company By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Manny Pacquiao: Pound for Pound Review

Manny Pacquaio is an international boxing superstar, with some naming him the best in the world. It would only make sense then that he should appear in video games, but Pound for Pound is indeed an odd use of him. Taking the guise of an action based revenge film, this game has the titular Manny battling henchmen and street fighters in order to rescue his childhood friend who has been kidnapped. Upon starting, the game throws you right into the action. Each fight has a similar strategy…

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Saving Yello Review

Review dreamfab By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Saving Yello Review

It must be hard to think of intriguing scenarios to justify the stretching physics puzzle gameplay that has become so popular in the last year or so. Yello is sitting in his bowl (he's a fish by the way) when a sinister hand removes him from his home. The rest of the the game is returning to your fishbowl via some rather incredible jumps, all the while grabbing points for raining down destruction on all the toys and structures that stand in your way. To make Yello jump, simply pull ba…

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Gamebook Adventures 7: Temple of the Spider God Review

Review Tin Man Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Gamebook Adventures 7: Temple of the Spider God Review

Most of us who grew up in the 1980s remember the 'Choose your own Adventure' books, but how many remember the 'Fighting Fantasy' series? It was a style of choose your own adventure that involved using dice to roll up a character with stats, and then during the game, dice rolls were required for skill checks and combat. Success or failure would change the outcome of the story, and the outcome more often than not was death. Temple of the Spider God is a tale that takes this style of gam…

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INC Review

Review Pascal Bestebroer By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
INC Review

The story behind Inc is something about corporate bosses transferring their souls into robots and you needing to rescue a doctor. It didn't seem to matter once play started up and your character is jumping through pixelated vistas tagging beacons and obtaining stars on levels for a job well done. Inc uses on screen buttons. There is a left and right arrow to move, and a jump and attack button. Each level requires you to activate three beacons and make it to the end. If you beat the ti…

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Poker Pals Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Poker Pals Review

Poker has taken the world by storm for quite a few years or so and there are plenty excellent poker titles available for your iPhone. Words With Friends took Scrabble and made it into a very popular online game. Aspyr Media has decided to combine the two and this is how we have Poker Pals. Yes, this is a turn based poker game played on a board. You play your hand, and then your opponent can use the hand you placed to create their own hand. Once the board starts filling, points can be…

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Mad Rush Review

Review Krivorukoff LLP By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Mad Rush Review

Noop always wanted to be a galactic racer like his father, and now that the evil Mr. Storm is trying to attack Earth, he has a chance to make his dream come true... by farting! It turns out that the propulsion system of galactic racing is of a more organic variety. Mar Rush has you versing a number of racing opponents. To move on, you need to win all three race types; diehard, slalom, and nitro. All are variations on the same idea. When the flag turns green, press the fart button whic…

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Corpse Granny Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Corpse Granny Review

Most grannies already have one foot in the grave. One has to wonder if becoming a zombie starts to reverse the aging process. If anything, it might make them more agile in death than they were in life. It's not just grannies that have risen from the grave in this game however. The undead are spreading like a plague, and with a set of well placed fireballs, you can help put them back to rest. Essentially the game is cut the rope. Each level will have zombies to exterminate and fireball…

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge Review

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Review

Shantae is a half genie. She finds herself on a quest to travel all over Sequin Land to stop the evil pirate wench Risky Boots, who has stolen a magic lamp capable of terrible power. Predictability aside, what we have here is an old school platformer as you travel left or right from screen to screen, collecting items, defeating enemies, and engaging in boss encounters. Platformer fans should feel right at home. The game uses an on screen joystick and buttons. Shantae can move left or…

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Princess Punt Review

Princess Punt Review

What if a developer was to take angry birds, and fashion an RPG system around the addictive, flinging gameplay? What is the RPG system incorporated included shades of unique classes such as fighters, lancers, archers, and wizards, that all had their unique methods of attack? What if each level had multiple difficulty settings that unlocked more interesting loot and experience, and what if these special items recovered could be leveled up and mastered for more damage? Sounding good? Wel…

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Chicken Rescue Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Chicken Rescue Review

The chickens have come home to roost. That's if you're successful of course. It can be a long arduous journey for a hen to find her chicks and lead them back to their home safely. Especially when everything in the world is seemingly made of rubber and one wrong step can bounce you into oblivion. Chicken rescue to controlled by tilting. Find a comfortable angle, calibrate, and then tilt to move the hen in that direction. The goal of each level is to find the chicks and return them to t…

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Sad Robot Review

Review Colorbox By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Sad Robot Review

One gets the feeling upon playing Sad Robot that it was created all around the premise of the catchy theme song that plays during the game. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it might excuse some of the more questionable parts of this experience. Let us explore further. You control a robot flying through space. You collect coins, avoid obstacles, and sometimes you can gain a power-up to aid you. The coins can be used to purchase new robots, upgrade the power-ups and buy items…

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Zen Warrior Review

Review Ignacio Bononi By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Zen Warrior Review

Players tend to expect a lot from fighting games. An eclectic cast of characters with interesting move-sets, good balance in pairings, and a variety of interesting locations to spar in. Zen Warrior gets the last one right but falls a little short in other respects. You play as Kuma, a karate fighter looking to discover himself and further the study of his art. In stage after stage you take on different fighters in a 'best out of three matches' scenario before moving onto the next. The…

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Cosmic Cab Review

Review Sybo Games ApS By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 11 months ago
Cosmic Cab Review

Being a cab driver has its share of nightmares, but as bad as a city or high population area might be, it pales in comparison to the intergalactic cab circuit. And that's exactly where you make your living in Cosmic Cab. Can you get you passengers where they're going as fast as possible, while supplementing your income along the way by collecting all the precious anti-matter? Whoever designed the roads in Cosmic Cab is definitely certifiable. Multi-lane freeways in a tube break away i…

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Riptide GP Review

Review Vector Unit By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 12 months ago
Riptide GP Review

Full disclosure aside, we here at AppSpy are big fans of the Waverace series on the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube. Will that bias affect our review of the iPhone's latest jet-ski racer, Riptide GP? Well if it's well made there's nothing to worry about. Let us continue. The first thing you'll notice upon loading up a race is the game looks incredibly slick. The water is beautiful and everything is nice and crisp. The game automatically accelerates (although you can turn that off if you wish…

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