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Ninja Ponk Review

Ninja Ponk Review

Ever wonder how ninjas train? Apparently it all has to do with jumping between platforms. What the documentaries fail to mention is the all too important job of the paddler. You see, the crevice is too large for even the most athletic of ninjas to overcome, therefore they need a paddle of varying lengths. This is where you as the player come in. Help train as many ninjas as possible in the time limit by ferrying them to the other side, all the while avoiding the bombs and arrows dedica…

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Chicken Coup Remix Review

Review Puppy Punch Productions By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Chicken Coup Remix Review

Feeling cooped up? Outfoxed? Tired of reviews full of stupid puns pertaining to the game at hand? Well we can't help you out with that last one but Chicken coop Remix by Punch Puppy Studios may just entertain you enough to chase away all the frustration. Then again, it might exacerbate it. There are two chicken coops and two different colored chickens, white and yellow. The white chickens need to be herded into the white coop, and the yellow chickens into their coop. It's self explana…

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Eve of Impact Review

Review Rik Schennink By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Eve of Impact Review

With a title like 'Eve of Impact', one gets sort of an apocalyptic vibe. The game itself does a good job of reinforcing this uneasy feeling. Earth is being bombarded by asteroids. Spaceships are carrying people to safety off-world and as the controller of the planet defense grid, you need to delay the planet's inevitable destruction to save as much of the population as possible. Essentially this is missile command. A tap on the screen will send a missile out to that location. The goal…

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Bring Me Down Review

Review Hany Malek By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Bring Me Down Review

You know those physics puzzle games where you have to remove blocks to safely drop a character on the ground below without having him roll off the edge? Bring me Down is one of those games... in 3d! Does the extra dimension help or hinder? Let us find out. Each level starts with this monster trapped in a spherical cage. By tapping on the blocks he's resting on, they disappear, and then physics happens. The goal is to get the monster to the ground below (along with the two bananas as w…

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Ghost Chicken Review

Review Blue Frog Gaming By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Ghost Chicken Review

You know, it's a good thing that the rooster you control in Ghost Chicken is deceased, otherwise the sound effects associated with the neck stretching might be a little more grotesque. This is a game made to cash in on Halloween around the corner however, so it might not have been too out of place. Regardless, even though you're a ghost chicken, you still have hunger, so it's time to stretch out underground, feasting on all the corn and bugs you can find. The goal of each level is to…

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Turtle Slide™ Review

Review Make Us Human By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Turtle Slide™ Review

Style versus substance. As reviewers and gamers, substance usually wins the battle. No matter how beautiful the graphics or amazing the sound, a shallow gameplay experience will wear out its welcome quickly. That's not to say these experiences are altogether bad, it's just you need to know what you're getting yourself into. Turtle Slide is an endless runner, or an endless slider as would be the case in this instance. As a turtle on an ice world, you need to jump, collect coins, and do…

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Crazy Escape Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Crazy Escape Review

Wolves like to eat sheep. From folk tales to Warner Bros. Cartoons, this has been popularized through western culture. One thing that has been omitted from these tales however is the Penguins that drive up in jeeps to rescue the sheep from their lupine oppressors. That is the basis of Crazy Escape. You control these jeep driving penguins. Can you rescue the sheep, capture all three stars and do so while using as little petrol as possible? It can certainly be a challenge. Gameplay is a…

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Robo5 Review

Robo5 Review

Robo wakes up in an unknown lab not knowing who he is or why he's there. He sets his plans on escape. How this is accomplished is climbing towers of blocks to reach an exit, all the while refreshing your battery. Moving crates and hanging on the edge of them for dear life is exhausting work after all. Yup, what we have here is a good old fashioned box puzzle game that is a little reminiscent of the console game Catherine. Tapping on a block will move Robo to it. Dragging your finger w…

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Worms Crazy Golf Review

Review Team17 Software Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Worms Crazy Golf Review

Worms has made an appearance on the iPhone a couple times now with varying success, but we here at AppSpy have to admit this title caught us off guard. Worms...golf? Who thought of this and now that the idea has flourished into a full blown release, can such an odd concept even work? Let's find out. Funnily enough the game plays very similarly to a classic round of Worms. You can select a pre-built worm or make one from the ground up, choosing clubs, voices and even hats (which is fas…

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Mr.Fang Review

Mr.Fang Review

Mr. Fang is a puzzle game that will keep your fingers tapping the screen as you combo up four blocks of the same color. Classic mode has you completing objectives to fill up your bar before time runs out, puzzle mode has you clearing the screen, and time attack mode has you vying for rankings on a world leaderboard. But is it fun? The concept behind Mr. Fang is to create a giant square out of four blocks of the same color. Once this square is created, you can tap on it to get a huge p…

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Forever Drive Review

Review supermono limited By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Forever Drive Review

Who doesn't love a nice drive? Perhaps driving forever would be a bit much, but with enough skill, that does indeed seem to be a possibility with this community content created racer. You start out in a generic car with a generic paint job and a generic license plate. At generic level one. As you play the game and gain points, you gain experience, and as you level up, new cars, paint modes, license plates, and build features are unlocked. These goodies can also be purchased in store (…

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Squids Review

Review The Game Bakers By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Squids Review

One of the PR quotes on the app store page likens Squids by The Game Bakers to a melding of Angry Birds and Final Fantasy Tactics. It's right in the sense that you're using your finger to fling cute animals at their enemies under the guise of a tactical RPG system, but for those looking for the depth of a Final Fantasy Tactics, you're probably going to be disappointed. That's not to sell the game short however, as its novel approach and the way it eases into game concepts will please b…

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Roll in the Hole Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Roll in the Hole Review

When you start playing a game titled Roll in the Hole, you expect two things. Rolling, and a hole to roll into. You'll be happy to know that this game delivers on both those fronts. You play Popo the fat Panda. A mean Gorilla has stolen all your ice cream and you must chase him down the only way you can, by rolling into oblivion. You would think that a game based around rolling would revolve around tilt controls, but funnily enough, Roll in the Hole uses the touch screen. The screen i…

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RunDaLine - featuring the most athletic skunk on earth Review

Review randerline gmbh By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
RunDaLine - featuring the most athletic skunk on earth Review

Why would a skunk need to run away from anything? If anything, cartoons have taught us that everyone runs away from skunks, especially cats who walk under wet paint. Ah well, in Rundaline, you control the running skunk Pancho. He needs to make it to the finish line, collecting all the coins he can, while avoiding all the obstacles that will stop him in his tracks. Now in most runners you tap the screen to jump. Rundaline is a little different. In this game, you control the terrain its…

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Anthill Review

Anthill Review

The ants are marching and god help you if you get in their way! With the iPhone's innovative use of touch controls, it's been nice to see a glut of strategy games available. What Anthill: Tactical Trail Defense does is put a unique spin on real time strategy gameplay by combining finger drawn paths with resource management and unit upgrades. The goal of each level is to withstand the waves of attacking insects, and to protect your anthill. You do this by creating ants to defend your h…

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