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Polymer Review

Polymer Review

There's one form of puzzle that has always managed to stump me. Not because it's particularly difficult, but because I always find myself needing to re-learn all of the basics to make any progress. I am, of course, referring to the sliding-puzzle. With this in mind, despite its reliance on sliding-puzzle mechanics, I find myself stabbing retry again and again in Whitaker Blackall's colorful puzzler, Polymer. The premise is as simple as it gets: slide various open-ended shapes around…

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PrismaPix Review

Review Kris Pixton By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
PrismaPix Review

There's a reason why we at AppSpy recently reviewed Kris Pixton's latest release in the Pathpix series - it was to act as a refresher or reminder of the developer's particular puzzling style. Ultimately it acts as a perfect introduction to an entirely new (relatively speaking) puzzling experience in the form of PrismaPix, and while it may feature the same core goals of PathPix, the gameplay itself is fresh and utterly engrossing. Mixing elements of games such as Minesweeper, Fill-a-Pi…

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PathPix Joy Review

Review Kris Pixton By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
PathPix Joy Review

Pathpix Joy is the fourth game in the Pathpix series. What is Pathpix you ask? Well we could tell you to go check out our reviews of the original, but we're going to be nice and tell you here. Pathpix is a favorite amongst puzzle games here at AppSpy. Andrew has made his way through the multiple offerings while all these years later, I'm still playing the original. It's elegant, doesn't require too much straining of your brainy lobes, and upon completion of a level, offers not only the…

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Puzzlejuice Review

Review Sirvo LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Puzzlejuice Review

If you haven't reached a comfortable state of equilibrium with common arcade titles that feature gameplay elements such as color-matching, word-finding or block tessellating, then I can only assume you're a very VERY recent convert to the world of gaming. Don't worry, you'll join the fold soon enough and if you're interested in getting there even faster you can play Puzzlejuice because it combines all three. The best part is it caters to those with only a few seconds spare; those who…

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Junk Jack Review

Review Pixbits SRL By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Junk Jack Review

There's a sort of epiphany, a miniature moment of enlightenment if you will, that comes from a lifetime of playing video games. It can come even earlier than this, but you start to see the vast reams of games you've played as a rainbow of genres, each one blurring seamlessly in to the next with some becoming the strongest example of a specific moment. If you've not played the free-form exploration title Minecraft you've done yourself a disservice; while I personally dipped in and out…

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Qvoid Review

Review Gavina Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Qvoid Review

Some of best puzzle games base themselves around a simple concept that, when restricted in subtle ways, presents a whole new challenge to test your reasoning and logic. Qvoid by Gavina Games is one of these types of puzzles and while the idea of rolling a cube around and matching colors may seem easy enough, something as small as a 3x3 grid can turn in to a serious mind-bender. On each of the 96 currently available stages your aim is to smoosh all the colored squares on the level toge…

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Tiny Lights Review

Review Darling Dash Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Tiny Lights Review

Being the nerd/geek or whatever you want to call it that I am, it should be no surprise that I read the occasional comic. As such, the idea of colors representing a sort of emotional rainbow is nothing new, but then again society has seemingly always paired feelings with different shades of the visible spectrum. Tiny Lights by Darling Dash and The You Company turns this idea in to a classic adventure game where you'll guide 'lights', each with unique powers that will help in restoring…

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Typing Maniac Review

Review MetroGames By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Typing Maniac Review

If you haven't had a crack at Typing Maniac on Facebook, I heartily recommend giving it a go - while you may not be the best hardcore gamer around, you might just be able to out-type your friends to a first place victory. However Typing Maniac for iOS devices by MetroGames is a slightly different thing altogether - where the browser version makes great use of keyboard skills, translating the game to depend on your texting skills isn't quite as smooth. This is mostly thanks to the vert…

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WordUs2 Review

WordUs2 Review

Mastermind is a quirky and appealing board game thanks to its mix of luck and logic. Sure, it may simply feel like pattern recognition, but there's an undeniable feeling of having outwitted someone (even if this isn't strictly true). WordUs2 by Binary Dawn Interactive extends the pattern matching concept to words in the English language and it's no surprise that the same sense of accomplishment has transferred over as well. Four game modes are available, however the basic gameplay con…

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Reiner Knizia's Yoku-Gami Review

Review Meritum Soft d.o.o. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Reiner Knizia's Yoku-Gami Review

With plenty of board games already under his belt, Reiner Knizia has turned his hand at producing a simpler puzzle game for the App Store. Yoku-Gami is the result of this collaboration with developer Meritum Soft and you'll need to put your math-hats on to make headway in this puzzler. Whether you choose the Endless, Arcade or Level mode, the basic gameplay remains the same. Players are presented with a 6x6 grid filled with numbers and to clear them off the board you'll need to select…

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Numb3rs™ - The Game Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Numb3rs™ - The Game Review

Is it just me or are TV shows scrambling to make games now? CBS Interactive along with Chillingo have released 'Numb3rs™ - The Game' and in a refreshing turn for the better this who-dun-it show isn't being paired with an adventure game. Nope, instead of searching for hidden objects and pressing witnesses you'll take part in the fantasy mathematics of Numb3rs by solving numerical puzzles. Charlie has developed yet another algorithm to locate the suspect in question, but as a budd…

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Time Geeks: Find All! Review

Review Ivanovich By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Time Geeks: Find All! Review

The days of staring at large, complex and busy images in the search for one stripey capped, glasses wearing chap have certainly come a long way. Hidden object titles are undoubtedly a popular genre, though not an easy one to pull off cleverly, but 'Time Geeks: Find All!' by Ivanovich has come up with something that borrows from modern and old influences to create something that's compelling and fun to enjoy. Players are flung through time to various locations in time and space to help…

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So Long, Oregon! Review

So Long, Oregon! Review

'So Long, Oregon!' by Blinkbat Games pokes fun at the classic edutainment title Oregan Trail and honestly, why shouldn't it? The distant echo of words like 'dysentery' still litter the cultural landscape and it was high time a game like this came along to bring closure to this painful chapter in the lives of many gamers. Almost everything about this title reaches for parody, from the old-school VGA/EGA style graphics to the inclusion of 'realistic' physics that are almost guaranteed t…

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HexaLex Review

Review Nathan Gray By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
HexaLex Review

HexaLex by Nathan Gray is another crack at the hexagonal-grid form of Scrabble and it's at this point that a lot of readers may switch off, but hold on, it's honestly a great implementation. Small considerations such as additional rules which can be modified or even turned off make this an extremely challenging variation on a popular board game idea. For fans of word-games it's likely you've already stumbled on this title, but the recent 2.0 updates have added some great new features…

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Green Jump Review

Review Baboonix LTD By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Green Jump Review

Much like the boldness displayed by the creators of Veggie Samurai, Baboonix have developed a rather blatant Doodle Jump clone in Green Jump - the first official game for Greenpeace on the App Store. But it's not entirely without merit as Green Jump keeps things simple and most importantly, fun. Players need only to tilt their device to help slide their green crusader around as he jumps off clouds to escape the rising smog. As you climb in to the stratosphere you can collect letters t…

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