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Home » Articles and Reviews by 'Dave Flodine'

Monsters Ate My Condo Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Monsters Ate My Condo Review

How does Adult Swim do it? The last thing a reviewer expects is for the late night comedy viewing block of a dedicated cartoon cable channel to constantly hit it out of the park with such original and amusing iPhone game releases. Monsters ate my Condo continues this trend with being an all out assault on the senses hiding a pretty solid tower stacking puzzle game underneath. The game operates around a condo and monsters. Two monsters out of four surround a condo that has floors const…

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Fruit Roll Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Fruit Roll Review

One thing about playing a lot of games is that you're always looking for new experiences. For instance, we here at AppSpy have never controlled a double jumping, shape shifting piece of fruit as it constantly rolls down a hill, collecting stars and obliterating random wildlife. Did the experience live up to the novelty of that previous sentence? Let's find out. Fruit Roll is a game of highscores. As you roll along you boost your score collecting stars and rolling into enemies. There i…

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Tiny Invaders Review

Review Supergonk Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Tiny Invaders Review

Here's a scary thought. Imagine that the bacteria in your body was actually an invasion force of aliens looking to infect humanity one human at a time. Now imagine that you're actively helping them carry out their plans. That's the premise behind Tiny Invaders. It's like that animated sequence from the TV series of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, except a small dog is nowhere in sight. You infect each human from the ground up, which takes fifteen bite sized levels. In each level the…

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NFL Rivals Review

Review NaturalMotion By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
NFL Rivals Review

Are you ready for some football? At least the most exciting part? That would be the tackles and touchdowns by the way. Yes it seems that Natural Motion has acquired the rights to the NFL license and have re-skinned their Backbreaker franchise to take advantage of not only the real teams, but the rivalries and match-ups of the upcoming season. If you're played any of the Backbreaker games, you should be familiar with the controls. Tilting the iPhone moves your player either left, right…

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ArkanoArena for iPhone Review

Review Sketch Games By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
ArkanoArena for iPhone Review

So somewhere in the pockets of time and space there's a tournament held that is only for the strongest competitors to survive. It is overseen by a mysterious man named Arkano, and the competition itself... is Arkanoid. This is definitely one of the more ludicrous setups for a brick breaker but fans of the genre will see that this is indeed a solid entry. For those who've played any brick breaker on the iPhone, the controls should be familiar. The paddle (called the Stinger in this gam…

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To-Fu 2 Review

Review HotGen Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
To-Fu 2 Review

How far can you stretch a premise? That was a joke. You see in To-fu 2, you play a block of tofu who stretches to ping his way onto walls in search of the ever elusive kitty fortune cookie. For those who played the original game, not too much has changed. You use your finger to stretch the tofu in the direction you want him to fly, and he'll stick to the corresponding piece of wood. Obviously spikes will kill him, but there's metal which he will ricochet off, glass he'll slide down, a…

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NOM 5 Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
NOM 5 Review

Nom wants to find himself a girlfriend. To do so, he's on a quest to meet the Spaceking and acquire the truth of life along the way. At least that's what we think is going on. The story itself reads like it was written through an online translator and doesn't have much to do with the gameplay. Funnily enough this could a point in the favor of Nom's odd charm. When the first level loads up, you get the feeling this is going to be another endless runner with a multi-purpose tap control…

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4Towers Onslaught: Combo TD Review

Review LambdaMu Games By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
4Towers Onslaught: Combo TD Review

Releasing a tower defense game these days is a risky proposition. If it's well made enough or brings a new spin on the genre to the table, it will grab fans of TD games and new players alike, but if it's just the same old TD game we've seen hundreds of times before, the market is significantly smaller. 4 Towers: Onslaught is the latest release in the 4 Towers series by Lamnda Mu, and it differs itself enough from the standard tower defense formula to warrant some interest. The first t…

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Swing the Bat Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Swing the Bat Review

When the call came in to review Swing the Bat, we here at AppSpy were expecting some sort of arcade based home run baseball game, but what we got instead was a nocturnal creature with fangs and a hookshot. Why is a bat swinging around from cave ceiling to bamboo stalk instead of flying? Well its because he hasn't eaten enough fruit to gather enough strength to flap his wings yet. Stay with me here. Swing the Bat bears some resemblance to Tiny Wings, but more in game structure. The lev…

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MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
MADDEN NFL 12 by EA SPORTS™ Review

Let's get this out of the way first. If you're a NFL fan and are looking to play some Gridiron on your iPhone, Madden 12 has enough content and solid gameplay to make it a worthwhile purchase. For everyone else, let's delve a little deeper. The game is played with a combination of touch mechanics and an on screen joystick and buttons. Whether on offensive or defense, you can select a play from your team's book (with every team having their own unique plays), or you can use the touch s…

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Frogger Decades Review

Frogger Decades Review

Updates of a classic arcade game can be a tricky balancing act. You're trying to entice fans of the original so the gameplay needs to be very similar, yet to bring in new fans, it has to be different enough to warrant a look. Frogger Decades comes very close to this balance but ultimately falls a bit short. The game is based around the jumping mechanic which is handled by swiping on the right side of the screen. Want to jump in a certain direction, just swipe there and Frogger will ho…

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Cave Mice Review

Review Appicus By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Cave Mice Review

For those of you who have played the NES game Battletoads, remember level 2, when you were endlessly descending down that tunnel, trying your hardest to avoid objects, destroy enemies, and not  bell whack your friend? Well Cave Mice is a little like that, minus the punching enemies and turning into bells. OK, so it's nothing like that, but the core idea is the same. As a family of mice who have had their cheese pile fall deep into the Earth, it's up to Theseus Tilsit to lower hims…

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Puddle Puzzles Review

Review ChaosTrend Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Puddle Puzzles Review

The cute purple blobby thing-a-ma-jig named Puddles finds herself in a series of lab experiments. What they are trying to test is beyond me but the point is that as the player you need to guide Puddles through a series of rooms, eating gems, floating on water, avoiding spikes, and reaching the portal. The game has two methods of leading Puddles to safety. On land, rotating the iPhone will roll Puddles in that direction or make her fall to a new surface. Rotating also changes the water…

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Infinity Field Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Infinity Field Review

Ever since the success of Geometry Wars, the twin stick shooter has become a staple of the iPhone's game library. Many games have tried to capture the same feeling of fun and visual excitement, and even Geometry Wars itself got released with a great reception. Infinity Field is Chillingo's entry into this genre and they've pretty much hit the ball  out of the park. The first thing you'll notice when you load up either one of the many game modes or the campaign is how tight the co…

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Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun! Review

Review Mediocre AB By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun! Review

There have been a few games in the App Store that have had players putting out fires with hoses, but none of them have seemed to pull it off with such finesse as the developers of Sprinkle have. It seems that Earth tourists are constantly crashing into the straw huts on Titan, one of Saturn's moons. Rather than let the inhabitants have their homes destroyed, it's up to you to man the water cannon and put out the fires, wasting as little water as possible. The hose is manned by three c…

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