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Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

Review Big Fish Games, Inc By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish Review

When starting up a game called Fairway Solitaire, the name suggests a lot. “OK”, you think. “Somehow they've combined solitaire with golf. This should be interesting”. Then you're hit with a cheerfully animated introduction about the age old war between golf and gophers before being thrown into a puzzle game with not only intriguing mechanics, but plenty of personality. Not every course in this game (and there are many on offer) is eighteen holes, but the basic…

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Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus Review

Review Akaoni Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Zombie Panic in Wonderland Plus Review

While I'm inclined to enjoy the odd round of Cabal, Blood Bros. or Wild Guns, the genre of running and gunning on a single screen never really appealed - this was mostly a fault of the controls as there was no real intuitive way to pair moving your character and aiming and shooting in a seamless way. Zombie Panic in Wonderland by Akaoni Studios took a fresh stab at things on the Wii, but now the 'new and improved' Plus version is available for iOS gamers to check out. And the immediat…

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BlockHopper Review

Review Green Pixel By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
BlockHopper Review

Puzzle platformers take many shapes but it's nice to see one that advocates creating your own pathways. The goal is out of reach, and for some reason our little protagonist Bit needs to find his way there. What is one to do? Luckily the omnipotent player has the ability to travel into block mode, pop down some platformers ripe for the jumping to allow Bit to travel on his merry way. OK, so the player isn't completely omnipotent. Each level you have a handful of blocks of different var…

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Towers N' Trolls Review

Review Ember Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Towers N' Trolls Review

While playing Towers N' Trolls by Ember Entertainment, I caught myself thinking, 'Nice! A tower defense game that goes back to the basics!'. Unfortunately, not long after that, I was still thinking the same thing, but this time it had a slightly more sarcastic edge to it. This may sound mean-spirited, but let me explain... What you get in Towers N' Trolls is a tower defense title that acts as almost a text-book definition of how to execute a game in the genre. You have your basic towe…

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On the Hop Review

Review Cassiop Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
On the Hop Review

Part of what makes a good platformer is simplicity in control. On the iPhone this can lead to a disadvantage as you're missing the tactile feedback of a d-pad, analogue stick or buttons, and most platformers try to replicate these control schemes with the touch screen. The best examples of the genre on the platform are those that try and work around this limitation, using the advantages and simplicity of touch controls to create a memorable platforming experience. On the Hop succeeds i…

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Spice Bandits Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Spice Bandits Review

In one of the more funny introductions to a game we've encountered in a while, Spice Bandits introduces the Spice Bandits, a galactic brand of pirates who plunder entire worlds in search of their precious addictive habit. Now they've set their sites on Earth. Most games would have you fight back the invading forces, but not this one. Do you have what it takes to help the pirates beat back Earth's defense force all in the name of spice? If so, please continue with the review. Once the…

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Blot Review

Review Majestic Software By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Blot Review

A lot of the time it can be hard to be a fair when you see so many instances of the same game. The trick then becomes to look for the innovative or failing that, what the title has to offer in terms of fun. Blot is essentially Jetpack Joyride taking place on a student's school notebook full of sketches. It is this setting however that provides the angle for which reviewing yet another Jetpack Joyride clone can be tackled. You control a blot of ink weaving its way through the hazards o…

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Triple Town Review

Review Spry Fox, LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Triple Town Review

Additional Note From Dave - At the moment we currently don't have a system that provides reviewer based recommendations or thumbs up. Despite this, Triple Town has been considered a personal thumbs up from Dave Flodine, so take that as you will ;) Creating a truly addictive game is quite the balancing act. For starters, it has to be easy to pick up and play. After that, every move a player makes has to pour out possibilities, plus the need to make the next move, and the move after tha…

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Off the Leash Review

Review Big Pixel Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Off the Leash Review

I've never really held to the belief that you're either a dog or a cat person - for one I love the heck out of both dogs and cats and just about anything else that's super cute. So it's always good news when Big Pixel Studios, the developers behind games such as Meow Meow Happy Fight and Land-a Panda, drop something new on the App Store. Off The Leash places you in control of a dog who is attempting to break out of a city that has just banned canines and you only have a limited amount…

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Running Fred Review

Review Dedalord S.R.L. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Running Fred Review

Being on the front lines of App releases can make it hard to know what is currently sweeping up the market and as such I was surprised to find out that Temple Run had recently exploded. This is good news for Dedalord, the developer of the 'Fred' series as they explore the endless running option, albeit with far more tricks, traps and areas to master. The eternally unlucky Fred has found himself cursed to die at the hands of the Grim Reaper and to top things off, in his rush to escape,…

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Sploosh Review

Review Spooky Moon Studio Limited By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Sploosh Review

Sometimes it's nice to leave the adrenaline pumping, high speed, obstacle avoiding, death defying games for a while and play something with a slower pace. What's more relaxing than the ambient sounds of running water? And what if you had control over that water, tilting your iPhone around to pour it into the seeds of flowers and roots of trees to rehydrate the land? Well that's where Sploosh comes in. It seems sometimes cacti get a little too greedy and suck up all the water, sending f…

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GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective Review

CAPCOM’s tenure on the iOS platform has been very hit or miss, with some games failing to live up to the grandeur of the original, while others almost outshine them. GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective was arguably the unsung hero of 2011 for the Nintendo DS and thanks to a top-notch adaption, the iOS release also has an opportunity to shine. Sharing the same creative mind that developed the Ace Attorney series, Phantom Detective is no less madcap and outlandish. You play as Sissel,…

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Toy Shot™ Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Toy Shot™ Review

Sometimes all you need for a good game idea is to take an existing game type and add something new to it. Toy Shot takes the flinging physics fun found in such games as Angry Birds and Crush the Castle, wraps it up it up in LEGO blocks and gives you the most unique aiming system we've seen in one of these games yet. Does it make it stand out from the pack however? The aiming system is a bulls-eye, and when you drag your finger out from it, you create a circle with a line. This stays p…

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Urban Crime Review

Review Gameloft By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 9 months ago
Urban Crime Review

Man what happened to you Gameloft? Over a year ago you were known for making polished quality titles. Sure the inspirations for these titles were lifted from other games, but they were developed with a high level of quality and were always enjoyable to play. Ever since you've switched to this freemium model, your releases have taken a drastic hit when it comes to all around polish, and Urban Crime is the latest offender. You start the game as a street thug with aspirations to climb to…

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Fainting Goats Review

Review Two Guys Called Steve By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Fainting Goats Review

YouTube is the home of many things, be it pirated television shows, bold and stupid teenagers doing stunts, or the occasional viral video involving animals. If you haven't seen a video involving the famous 'fainting goats' then I heartily recommend checking one out, and for everyone else there's the iPhone game designed around this hereditary genetic disorder. Fainting Goats by Two Guys Called Steve is a cute and colorful 'puzzler' that places you in the role of what could only be cal…

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