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GravBot Review

Review Team Phobic By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
GravBot Review

In GravBot by Team Phobic, the story behind how an emoticon-displaying tv with wheels can manipulate its personal field of gravity and why he's collecting batteries is left up in the air. But honestly, who cares when you're having this much fun trying to help this cute balancing box to get his job done? As you'd expect from the title, your little robot can manipulate gravity to make his way around each of the game's maze-like structures, filled with lasers, deadly robots and traps rea…

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Still Pond Review

Review Tapnik By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Still Pond Review

Still Pond by Tapnik is a free title, so feel free to queue up the download while I run through this review. I'm just that confident that you'll get a smile or two out of this quirky whack-a-mole style game. Still Pond is best described as subversive; what looks like a simple zen-like experience of tapping leaves before they interrupt the stillness of a perfectly calm pond is certainly so much more. Soon those leaves will turn in to rhinoceros and those rhinoceros will turn in to burr…

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Monster Falls Review

Review Ticking Box Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Monster Falls Review

UPDATE: A minor update for Monster Falls was released almost simultaneously with our review that has directly addressed some of our concerns. In particular, the physics remain somewhat floaty, but your monster is ever so slightly more responsive on accelerating left and right, making life much easier. Also, some casual players may have been left repeating levels more than they'd like to progress, but this has also been fixed and the difficulty scaling feels just right as players will n…

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Legends of Elendria: The Frozen Maiden Review

Review Kyy Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Legends of Elendria: The Frozen Maiden Review

'Legends of Elendria: The Frozen Maiden' by Kyy Games is a title I can't believe we haven't reviewed already and I'm glad it was one of our recent requests. In this adventure title you'll put your tower defense skills to the test as you fight dozens of battles to defend your kingdom from a looming threat from beyond your borders. As you progress through the game's storyline you'll quickly pick up new towers, each with their own unique upgrades to use in each of the games mini-battles…

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Buganoids Review

Review Backflip Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Buganoids Review

If Julian Farrior, CEO of Backflip Studios is to be believed (and why wouldn't we!), Buganoids is the last of the companies free titles for the Summer, but what a great title it is! Just about everything oozes with a classic arcade feel, from the simple sprite art of the game's characters to the cabinet style buttons themselves; for old arcade fans this is nostalgia without the need to throw quarters/tokens down a slot. In each of the game's levels your character finds himself maroone…

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ISUD : Bullet Hell Action !!! Review

Review Suwitcha Sugthana By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
ISUD : Bullet Hell Action !!! Review

Recently an adaption of Kenta Cho's 'rRootage' was released on the App Store and it seems surprising that developer Pencil Logic would choose to release their title ISUD (It Shoots, You Dodge) so soon after. Much like rRootage, ISUD is an abstract shooter, focusing on the gameplay of dodging waves of bullet patterns while destroying enemies that change after each death. The controls are certainly simple enough and players can move their pixel-sized ship around the screen by swiping th…

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Pocket Frogs Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Pocket Frogs Review

As entries in to the 'freemium' model of games go, Pocket Frogs by NimbleBit has a unique charm of its own. Instead of a farm or a castle to play with, you'll need to breed and take care of your collection of frogs, sharing and cataloging each of the 10,000+ frogs while maintaining multiple habitats to keep them all happy. OK you don't have to collect EVERY frog, but once you've started your journey in to breeding these beautiful creatures you'll start checking your way off the game…

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War of the Gods Review

Review EASY Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
War of the Gods Review

War of the Titans by EASY is a turn-based strategy that tries to play with the formula, removing a lot of control from the player in order to streamline the experience and while this is commendable, the result is something that feels too loose to really call 'strategic'. There are only two controllable mechanics in the game itself, with players being able to move their units forward and should they have enough cash, hiring enemies to bulk up their forces. The ability to 'buy' enemies…


Free Zombie Hero - Kill Angry War Ninja Review

Review Fabrication Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Free Zombie Hero - Kill Angry War Ninja Review

Swedish developers Fabrication Games had a burning question that they had to answer for themselves, 'What do you get if you make a game using all of the App Store's most searched for phrases?'. The answer came in the release of 'Free Zombie Hero - Kill Angry War Ninja' and to be fair, if that doesn't score some interest right off the bat, then I'd be surprised. In Zombie Hero you have to avenge the deaths (or is that re-deaths?) of your zombie family at the hands of a horde of ninjas…

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Solomon's Boneyard Review

Review Raptisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Solomon's Boneyard Review

I'm honestly a bit lost for words; when Raptisoft decided to turn their excellent dungeon crawler Solomon's Keep in to a straight twin-stick shooter I wasn't sure what to think. However if you had any interest in the original title then 'Solomon's Boneyard' is almost a guaranteed must try... I think I'm already have withdrawals just writing this review. Ok ok, melodrama aside this title cuts back on the crawling and focuses on some of the best aspects of their original title. In this…

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Spark It Up Review

Review sumiguchi By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Spark It Up Review

In Spark It Up by Sumiguchi you'll take part in a magical fireworks show, setting off each rocket while creating what could only be vaguely described as music in the process. Each of the game's six currently available levels features a unique sound track that is used in combination with touching the screen to generate musical sound. With each pass of the Lumines-esque bar across the screen you'll need to swipe or tap every rocket on screen to set them off and earn points. If three roc…

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Assault Commando Review

Review 3D Magic Kft. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Assault Commando Review

What would you do if you were in a jungle with a swag of guns, tasked with a vague mission of taking out a world-domineering madman all the while dealing with a chronic psychological disorder where you must dispense a one-liner after almost every action you make? Why you'd saddle up and blow everything up to pieces 'cause you're playing Assault Commando by 3D Magic. The game's control system isn't anything too out of the ordinary, with a basic virtual stick and various buttons for wea…

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Coastal Super-Combat Review

Coastal Super-Combat Review

Coastal Super-Combat by Triniti Interactive is yet another weapon-based defense title to add to the pile, but it has been some time since we've tried one of these games so lets see if anything new has cropped up. The controls definitely fall under the heading of 'if it's not broke, don't fix it' which means that players will need to drag and around their cross-hairs to aim each weapon while firing with another button and tilting to pan across the game field. After each level you'll be…

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Squish The Zombies Review

Review AQSystem By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Squish The Zombies Review

It's incredibly odd to get two games so similar to each other to review like this in one day, but at least it's also a great opportunity to see what does and doesn't work (at least for me) in games with similar concepts and different executions. Squish The Zombies by AQSystem is another game where you get to tilt and aim an ever increasing ball of snow as it cleanses the hillside of a zombie plague and unsightly houses. There are only two modes to choose from and in Arcade mode you'll…

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MapleStory Thief Edition Review

Review NEXON MOBILE By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
MapleStory Thief Edition Review

Ahh MapleStory - I lost a weekend of my life to your promises of fun beat'em-up platforming only to realize I didn't have the stamina to endlessly grind away all of my spare time. Sadly the free PC MMO has infiltrated the App Store and threatened to consume my life again and I must delve in to MapleStory Thief Edition in order to warn you, our readers/viewers of the dangers within. MapleStory has always had a fairly simple platforming design and translating the gameplay to the App Sto…

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