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To-Fu Fury iPad Review

Review Amazon Game Studios By Harry Slater, 1 week, 3 days ago
To-Fu Fury iPad Review

What happens when a lump of bean curd seeks vengeance, kung-fu style? To-Fu Fury is what happens. But is it worth having a crack? Harry from Pocket Gamer thinks it is, and he's seen his fair share of kung-fu films.…

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Divide By Sheep iPad Review

Review tinyBuild LLC By Harry Slater, 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Divide By Sheep iPad Review

Can a sheep survive being cut in half by a laser? It can if Divide By Sheep is to be belived. But does that make for a good game? Harry from Pocket Gamer says so, and he was born in the countryside, so he should know.…

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Green Ninja: Year of the Frog iPad Review

Review Nitrome By Harry Slater, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Green Ninja: Year of the Frog iPad Review

Nitrome has released another game. It's about a ninja frog, it's called Green Ninja: Year of the Frog, and it has great sound effects. But does it continue the dev's hot streak. Harry from Pocket Gamer thinks it does, and he knows a lot about these things.…

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Desktop Dungeons iPad Review

Review QCF Design By Harry Slater, 2 months ago
Desktop Dungeons iPad Review

What happens when you take a classic, meaty PC roguelike, like for example Desktop Dungeons, and transport it to tablets? According to Harry from Pocket Gamer, good things. Lots of good things.…

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The Silent Age Review

Review House on Fire By James Gilmour, 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The Silent Age Review

The second and final episode of the suprisingly excellent time-hopping point-and-click is here. But can it live up to it's predecessor? All answers lie in the video above.…

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

Review Ubisoft By James Gilmour, 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review

While it's fair to say that World War II has been covered from every possible angle in the gaming world, the First World War is comparatively under represented. Valiant Hearts: The Great War not only focuses on the first major global conflict of the 20th century, but does so in a far more subtle and nuanced way than your average military shooter. As Pocket Gamer's Jon Munday discovered, this point-and-click adventure uses both humour and solemnity to tell its story, a combination tha…

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Angry Birds Stella Review

Angry Birds Stella Review

So here we are again. Rovio has released the latest spin on its ever popular Angry Birds franchise. This time, however, the ladies are the stars of the show, with pink bird Stella taking the starring role in a new all-female cast. As Pocket Gamer's Harry Slater discovers, though, nothing much has changed beneath the game's frosted veneer. This is still Angry Birds, albeit with no dudes and added wait timers.  Is this a feminist triumph? Or is this a slightly patronising spin-off…

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The Nightmare Cooperative Review

The Nightmare Cooperative Review

Roguelikes are everywhere at the moment. You can't fire up iTunes without clapping eyes on a Dungelot or a Wayward Souls peeping out of the milky whiteness. However, as Pocket Gamer's Craig Granell discovered, The Nightmare Cooperative shouldn't be dismissed as yet another tile-based puzzler. Yes, it's filled with randomised dungeons and chance encounters and lots and lots of death. But there's a clever team dynamic at play that elevates it beyond the average swipe-powered puzzle adv…

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Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

Sky Tourist Blitz Trip is an odd little puzzle game that suspends its hero right in the middle of the action. Hung like a tacky air freshener, the dangling protagonist must be coaxed upwards though a series of physics based conundrums, collecting blocks and crystals on his way. You control the tourist's ascent through the vertically-scrolling levels by swinging him back and forth on a line between two rockets. Raising one missile higher than the other slides the little chap towards th…

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Hellraid: The Escape Review

Hellraid: The Escape Review

Hellraid: The Escape's bleak, medieval environments drip with chilling atmosphere. You begin in dismal dungeon, transfixed on a giant being that’s bearing down you. The creature makes it's way towards your fragile form and swings a massive axe. Moments later you come-to, sealed in a coffin. A few taps of the screen and you are free of the tomb, but still trapped in the underground jail, surrounded by jangling chains and the bones of your cellmates. Your single goal in this…

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review

Review Cartoon Network By Alex Beech, 1 year, 1 month ago
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review

It was great being a kid. We could talk to our dog in the street without people thinking were crazy, and on our birthday we could eat cake for breakfast without feeling guilty. Its this sense of wonder and delight that Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake instantly awakens - except, as the name suggests, there will be no cake because monsters have stolen it. Taking control of a young boy named Niko, you follow your trusty dachshund Bazooka in search of your missing cake. The innocent story s…

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UMAI! Review

Review Konstantin Kopka By Alex Beech, 1 year, 1 month ago
UMAI! Review

Like a good plate of sashimi, Umai! understands that less is more. This sushi-munching puzzler has you controlling a monster's tongue as it tries to eat its way through a conveyer belt of fishy treats. You begin by selecting one of five peckish creatures. Each has a unique pixel art design that sits somewhere on a spectrum between distressing and wonderful. Once you've chosen, you are instantly surrounded by twelve plates of sushi. You control your hungry beast's frog-like tongue wit…

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99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

Review WeirdBeard By Alex Beech, 1 year, 1 month ago
99 Bricks Wizard Academy Review

99 Bricks Wizard Academy doesn't waste a moment introducing you to its magical, Tetris-inspired world. The charming puzzler has you fill the pointy shoes of a trainee wizard, and sets you the task of building yourself a tower to call home. To erect this structure, you must direct Tetris-style blocks into place upon a narrow foundation. You drag each shape toward its intended destination with your finger, while a single tap of the screen allows you to rotate them as they fall…

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Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

Review King.com Limited By Alex Beech, 1 year, 1 month ago
Bubble Witch Saga 2 Review

At first glance it would be easy to accuse social gaming giant King of resting on its laurels with Bubble Witch Saga 2. Dig deeper, however, and you find that the orb-launching match-three formula has received a tweak or two for its second outing. The most obvious change is the improved visual design. Gone are the moody stills of three hag-like witches, replaced instead by vivid backgrounds and the cheerful Stella, who looks a bit like Barbie in a pointy hat. While the new visuals po…

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BIOSIS Review

Review Kostyantyn Salanda By Alex Beech, 1 year, 2 months ago
BIOSIS Review

Apparently, Biosis is a suffix that means “mode of life." Fittingly, it's a great way to describe the main theme of this squishy, creature-manipulating 2D physics puzzler. You must guide a tiny organism through a hostile world towards a goal. Your little blob is a bit useless, however, so you must rely on other creatures in the world to push and pull it towards its destination. Every one of the lifeforms you use to guide your organism to the exit has two states. Tapping on a cr…

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