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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

Super Cyclone Review

Review Miniclip.com By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Super Cyclone Review

Oops, we seem to have stumbled upon another twin stick shooter. Luckily for us, not only is Super Cyclone well made, but as you would hope of every addition to the genre, it adds a couple neat little things to the standard 'fly around and blast stuff' gameplay. First off, the controls are nice and responsive. The ship has a tight turn to it, but this never leaves you without an evasive escape opportunity when the enemy ships come. The goal of each level is to defend the stargate from…

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Squishys Revenge Review

Review Toy Studio LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Squishys Revenge Review

It seems unfeasible that a sliding tile puzzle game featuring a cute little blob named Squishy has a anti-corporate bent to it, but the evidence seems to be right there on the screen. Oh sure the story tells you that the evil Dr. Spudget has stolen all the Squishberries and it's up to Squishy to take revenge... but you do this by setting skyscrapers aflame, many of which seem to be alive. You monster! Each level gives you so many turns before Squishy moves. You need to flick tiles wit…

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Piggy Adventure Review

Review Com2uS USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Piggy Adventure Review

We've seen quite a few games use the concept of some evil force draining the world of color and the player having to help the main characters restore vibrancy. Piggy's adventure would be the first time that this concept was completely divorced from the gameplay. As three barnyard animal painters, you need to color the black and white world of Avelon, but upon playing the game, one will notice immediately that someone has already beat them to the job. Using either tilt controls or on s…

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Slam Dunk King Review

Review PikPok By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Slam Dunk King Review

As freemium games become more and more popular as a monetary system for apps, the focus of a review no longer rests on whether or not a game is worth a player's money, but more along the lines of is it fun enough to pay to unlock additional content, and are there others ways to progress in game. Slam Dunk King is a high score arcade game based on swiping controls. It's more than a little reminiscent of Fruit Ninja in how a simple idea can be both a joy to play and addictive. The game…

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FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
FIFA SOCCER 12 by EA SPORTS Review

It's that time of year again when all the new annual iterations of EA Sports' line up get released, and us reviewers are stuck with the task of not only treating these titles as their own game, but simultaneously comparing them to every previous yearly release and seeing how they stack up. So how does FIFA 12 stack up in the world of electronic soccer simulation? Let us delve in and find out. First off, for those who bemoaned FIFA 11 for neglecting a comprehensive football manager mod…

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Pixel Ranger Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Pixel Ranger Review

If there's one thing that the 1978 release of Space Invaders lacked it was the human connection. We never saw these invading aliens affecting the life of the average working joe, and that's where Pixel Ranger excels, in giving us the anguish of one lone ranger, as he loses his horse, his wife, and yes, even his sheep to the heartless menace of an alien invading force. Hyperbole aside, Pixel Ranger is a fun little arcade game in the same ballpark as Space Invaders. Alien ships hover ac…

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Monster Island Review

Review Miniclip.com By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Monster Island Review

One has to wonder when the gameplay concept of flinging a creature across an oddly shaped level in order to destroy other creatures who are minding their own business becomes stale. It doesn't look like that scenario is upon us anytime soon however since Monster Island calls on the inspiration of Miniclip's earlier title Fragger to deliver a fun physics based flinger. So it seems that there are some monsters enjoying the monster-y good life on their monster island. Then some monster t…

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Do Do EGG! Review

Review PONOS By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Do Do EGG! Review

Do Do Egg is a game of increments. First you learn how the game works, then you learn how to extend combos, then you learn how to chain together half the board, then you win. This is a take on the very popular match-3 genre but instead of swapping around gems in groups of three or more, you're drawing lines between two eggs of the same color that have two other eggs in the middle. As long as this holds true, you can continue your line until you've clocked in a mammoth combo, and you ne…

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The Sims™ Medieval Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
The Sims™ Medieval Review

The Sims has always been a strange beast. Just the initial concept of taking over someone else's life and guiding them through the mundane tasks that make up our own existence takes on kind of a sinister tone when you think about it. Of course if you think a little more, the RPG genre is all about taking over another person's life, and if you grind enough, monster slaying can become as monotonous as attending a nine to five job and having to cook yourself dinner every night. It's kind…

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Idyllic! Review

Review FatCow Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Idyllic! Review

For a while after first playing Idyllic, we here at AppSpy were a little confused. Yes the visuals of this bizarre alien landscape combined with the amazing music indeed painted an idyllic picture, but then there was the gameplay. Every time the character we controlled touched one of the islands, the island itself would burst from gloomy blues into earthy greens and browns, but the trees would be destroyed, leaving only leaf-less husks. Was our character bringing life back to this alie…

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HECTOR: Ep3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom Review

Review Telltale Inc By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
HECTOR: Ep3 – Beyond Reasonable Doom Review

It becomes increasingly difficult to review episodic games like Hector and other releases from Telltale because all the episodes of a series are planned together, so there's usually not much difference in quality of presentation, writing or gameplay. Hector – Beyond Reasonable Doom is the third and final installment in this series based on the world's worst police officer. Like episode one, the previous game left on a cliffhanger, with both Hector and Lambert finding out the ide…

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Burn the Rope Worlds Review

Review Big Blue Bubble By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Burn the Rope Worlds Review

It's been closing in on a year since the original Burn the Rope was released in December of 2010. Now developers Big Blue Bubble have released Burn the Rope: Worlds. Packed with heaps of new content and a new game mode, does this title light a fire under what made the original great, or does it fizzle out? The gameplay is identical to the original release. Tapping anywhere on the rope of the level will start a fire. These fires burn upwards, and go out if not moving, so you need to co…

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Tiny Heroes Review

Review Simutronics Corp By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Tiny Heroes Review

Tower defense games are a dime a dozen these days. With that being the case it's often hard to be excited about yet another addition to the genre. Tiny Heroes is not the first TD game to switch the dynamic around, putting you in the shoes of the villains and having you defeat incoming heroes, but it presents itself with enough solid gameplay and charm to have a fighting chance. Each level begins with a new dungeon resting between the waves of heroes and your treasure room. Before the…

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Globulos Mania Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Globulos Mania Review

How far can you stretch a premise? Oh wait, we've already used that opening line here at AppSpy and it was for a game reviewed quite recently too. A shame cause Globulos Mania is all about the stretching. If turn based stretching is your thing, you'll find all you want and more right here. Let's explore further. Globulos Mania is a series of mini games, all of which can either be played against the computer or online against other players. The rules of the game are varied, but the mec…

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Flick Champions Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Flick Champions Review

Welcome to the wide world of flick sports! Do you have the intestinal fortitude to conquer the rankings of eight sports and become the flick champion? No? Well the good news is you can still have some fun regardless. All of the eight sports can be played in cup or exhibition mode, with a friend on the same iPhone, or in a tournament against the computer with multiple difficulty settings. The sports on offer are soccer, tennis, basketball, hockey, bowling, archery, golf, and gridiron.…

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