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Donut Ninja - Tappi Bear Review

Review Taplay Limited By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Donut Ninja - Tappi Bear Review

Donut Ninja is the third in a current series of four available games by Taplay in the 'Tappi Bear' series of mini-games and I thought I'd give you the low-down on at least one of these titles as they're an interesting experience to say the least. All of the games in this series keep things extremely simple, requiring only one to two taps to play and in Donut Ninja it's your job to feed the incoming waves of attacking ninja bears with donuts before they attack. The game essentially fee…

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MapleStory Thief Edition Review

Review NEXON MOBILE By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 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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Jaws™ Review

Review Fuse Powered Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Jaws™ Review

Is there a new Jaws film I haven't heard about or is Universal studios just after a quick bite of the App Store market? Either way we now have an official Jaws game to play thanks to Bytemark Games, so lets get down to business. You get to play the role of the poor overworked Police Chief Martin Brody in this summer blockbuster re-imagining and you need to keep the swimmers of Amity safe from the irrationally angry and perpetually hungry shark that is Jaws. To do so you'll need to dir…

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Bumps Review

Review Utopian Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Bumps Review

In Bumps by Utopian Games you'll need to free your fellow orbs after being abducted by an alien race looking for a tasty meal. You'll need to bounce or 'bump' your way to freedom in the 54 currently available levels, making use of a simple, but extremely clever physics system that rewards careful timing and positioning to unlock your friends from their delicious fate. For most of the puzzles all you have to do is drag the available small orbs around the screen before hitting the 'go'…

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Angry Bunny: Ninja Revenge Review

Review Ran Zhang By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Angry Bunny: Ninja Revenge Review

It's unfortunate to see another game developer taking the short-track for their latest release, but 'Angry Bunny: Ninja Revenge' by Ran Zhang takes the well established Doodle Jump style of vertical endless gameplay and tacks on a few variations in order to give it a unique flavor. This isn't entirely successful though as jumping can feel somewhat erratic, with your ninja bunny vaulting past several platforms in one moment and just barely scraping by to the next level in the next. How…


NinJump Review

Review Backflip Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
NinJump Review

Much like the recent Tunnel Shoot, NinJump is a surprising change of pace for the developer Backflip Studios and a welcome addition to the endless vertical jumping titles on the App Store.  Instead of the usual passive jumping your ninja will run flat-out up the walls, switching sides with a simple tap. In this way the game feels much like a horizontal runner, however your ninja isn't without some unique tricks and if you time your jumps you can dispatch enemies as you flail your…

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Tetra3D - A 3D Game Review

Review GeniApps By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Tetra3D - A 3D Game Review

One of my favorite games on the Amiga was a simple clone of Tetris set in a 3D environment, Blockout. Various iterations have occurred down the line, but 'Tetra3D - A 3D Game' by GeniApps is one of the first I've seen for the App Store. Unlike other 3D-Tetris variants, Tetra3D is set in an isometric view which presents a few problems, the first of which is a blocked point of view while the blocks fall. Thankfully the game corrects this flaw by allowing the block to hover above the 3D…

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Sailor Dog Review

Review Andreas Johansson By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Sailor Dog Review

If you told me to try playing a game about a dog bouncing on the back of a swan in an origami-styled theme I'd have looked at you funny, then said 'yes', if only out of sheer curiosity. In Sailor Dog by Andreas Johansson you'll be bouncing around the ocean collecting balloon suspended bones while dodging catfish and other creatures out to sink your adventure. The basic gameplay is not unlike a vertical endless jumper, with your dog bouncing off the swan's head and anything else he can…

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Bump Wars Review

Review Coin Bump, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Bump Wars Review

I'm always on the look-out for strange new strategy titles and I have to say that I've definitely found myself intrigued by Bump Wars from developer Coin Bump. Part real-time strategy, part tower defense, you'll have to master managing your resources and units to develop the best defense possible against the enemies advancing troops. Once you've selected from the three available maps, you'll be thrown directly in to the battle with selectable units down the left side that can be dropp…

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Aerox Review

Review Synoptical Studios Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 12 months ago
Aerox Review

If you've got a steady hand, a bucket-load of patience and a penchant for impossible physics based platforming, then Aerox by Synoptical Studios is the game for you. For everyone else, it's an interesting tilt-controlled platformer that boasts intuitive controls and clever physics that challenge your skills while providing a feast for the eyes. The tilt controls automatically zero based on how you're holding your device at the time the level starts, which is perfect when you're prepar…

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TRON Review

Review Disney By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
TRON Review

TRON Legacy is still half a year away, so it's somewhat odd to get our hands on the movie tie-in game App this early. Sure, there's a marketing angle to be worked here, but I'm not about to look a gift horse in the mouth. TRON for the App Store is an action title where you control a tank from one of three different factions and compete for dominance over the internet. The tank is controlled much like a twin-stick shooter, with two analogue sticks representing the move and shoot functi…

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Castaway Jelly Review

Castaway Jelly Review

It's not often you get a chance to navigate coral mazes as a jellyfish and Colorplay Games have decided to fill this niche hole with 'Castaway Jelly'. In this simple game you must navigate various ocean hazards in order to rescue your friends and ultimately make your way home. Over the course of 30 levels you'll need to avoid natural hazards including sharp coral, balloon fish and on several occasions even apparently harmless bubbles. The game boasts the use of intuitive controls, but…

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Magnetic Shaving Derby Review

Magnetic Shaving Derby Review

After checking out the screenshots for Magnetic Shaving Derby (MSD) you'd be forgiven for steering clear, opting not to jump in to what clearly looks like a crazy title. Nyarlu Labs have succeeded in distilling iconic and random concepts in to a title that's easy to play and fun to experience. Players can choose between touch or tilt controls for their magnet, however thanks to the way the physics simulation works neither one is truly superior to the other. Dragging your magnet around…

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Death Knight Review

Death Knight Review

Triniti Interactive's latest release, Death Knight jumps on the beat'em up bandwagon with its own spin on the genre. Bad guys invade, your character takes up the call, bad guys get their heads smashed in - it's nothing unique, but at least there's no kidnapped princess/mayor/girlfriend to bother rescuing. On your epic 77 level journey you'll take the reigns of a nameless knight as he wields an assortment of weaponry to dispatch the 'forces of EVIL'. There's only one control scheme to…

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StarDunk - Online Basketball in Space Review

Review Godzilab By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
StarDunk - Online Basketball in Space Review

If basketball, online gaming and the 'flick' genre of minigames were put in a blender, you'd still only just start to approach the kind of game StarDunk by Godzilab is like. Players can choose between left or right handed orientation, placing the ball and hoop at opposite sides of the screen depending on your choice. To aim, all you have to do is place your finger down and drag around the screen to set your throw strength and angle. An indicator helps to align your shot and while this…

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