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Bombcats Special Edition Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Bombcats Special Edition Review

Chillingo has been experimenting with freemium games in recent months. One of these experiments was Bombcats, a game which combined the physics flinging fun of exploding kitties with a freemium gem system. We didn't get around to reviewing the original release, but with Bombcats Special Edition sidelining the gem currency and adding more content, we thought we'd take second look. So there are these trapped kittens. To free them, you chuck an exploding cat (because cats explode now) in…

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Fling Theory Review

Review Coding Jar Studios By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Fling Theory Review

In Fling Theory, you follow a particle through a journey of attraction, repulsion, destruction, and everything in-between. It's a physics flinger in the truest sense of the word. Each stage involves guiding your partcle through series of mazes and pipes, collecting the three stars and plenty of coins along the way. By changing the charge of your particle (yellow for positive, red for negative) you alter the way charged particles in the environment affect your path through the maze. By…

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Joining Hands 2 Review

Review 10tons Ltd By Dave Flodine, 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Joining Hands 2 Review

A meteor has crashed in the whispering woods. The denizens of the forest, the Peablins, go to investigate. The investigation might take a while though. It seems the only way these cute little creatures can advance is to hold hands until everyone is happy. It might seem a bit of a weird strategy, but this is for Joining Hands 2, it's just another day in the office. Each Peablin has a different number of hands. The grabby blobs must be arranged on the game board so that no hand is left…

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Link The Slug Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 12 months ago
Link The Slug Review

The slugs in Link the Slug are the result of an experiment gone horribly wrong. And, as science is blame for these colourful abominations, it's science's job to clean up the mess. To do this, you need to use the power of electricity. Tap two slugs of the same colour and a bolt of electricity will zap between them, eradicating the slugs from existence. Each stage is complete when all slugs have been zapped from the screen. The trick is to clear the screen in such a way that your electr…

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The Impossible Line Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 12 months ago
The Impossible Line Review

The Impossible Line features a concept that we've seen before on iOS. The aim of the game is to draw a line from point to point, avoiding all the hazards in-between. The catch is that once you start drawing said line, the obstacles disappear, leaving you to rely on your memory. For this incarnation of the concept, a radar has been added, as well as a few power-ups. But as is the case with many free to play games these days, The Impossible Line is rendered almost impossible to enj…

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Miseria Review

Miseria Review

Would you believe us if we told you that Miseria, a creepy, black and white anrachnid-infested puzzler, is a love story? You see, not only is the hideous spider beast that inhabits the lower screen threatening your small furry life, but it's also made off with your missus. To get her back, you must tap the sides of the screen to rotate the world, and use gravity to reach the swirling spiral of freedom. Along the way you must avoid toppling out of the maze and into the maw of the scree…

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rymdkapsel Review

rymdkapsel Review

Part real time strategy, part tower defence, part exploration - rymdkapsel is certainly a unique proposition. It's one of those games where your initial playthrough is all about familiarising yourself with the mechanics so that you can start again and tackle the game proper. In fact, you'll have to take numerous runs at rymdkapsel's tough cycle until you manage to discover the secrets of the monoliths, and survive all the attack waves. Like any real time strategy title, rymdkapsel's c…

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Tiny Thief Review

Review Rovio Stars Ltd. By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
Tiny Thief Review

In the often humourless, frequently bullet-riddled world of gaming, a little charm goes a long way. Tiny Thief, the genre-straddling adventure puzzle mash-up from 5 Ants Games has enough charm to rescue an entire battalion of macho, grey cover shooters from their gravel-voiced funk, and still have a bit left over to make a funnel web spider look cute. As the title suggests, you take control of a pint-sized pickpocket whom you must guide to an exit without being spotted. To do this, yo…

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Sky Tourist Review

Review Full Phoenix By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Sky Tourist Review

When the day to day grind gets a bit too much, a vacation the perfect way to unwind and put all our worries in perspective. As we adults often lack the innocent imagination of children, most of us wouldn't consider taking a trip outside our own galaxy. Well, that's exactly what Sky Tourist's protagonist Petey did, and it's your job to keep the little tyke safe. Petey travels through through distant planets in a unique way: he is suspended on a rope by two rockets located on either sid…

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Sprinkle Islands Review

Review Mediocre AB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
Sprinkle Islands Review

What is it about the world of Sprinkle Islands that causes flaming garbage to plummet down on top of the landscape? It happened in the first game, and now in this sequel to the waterbased physics-puzzler, the combustible garbage has ruined the tropics. As a result, your little blue firefighter has to hose down the burning environment to keep this vacation hotspot pristine. Obviously it's a little more nuanced than that. Not only do you have to accurately redirect your water cannon, bu…

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LAYTON BROTHERS MYSTERY ROOM Review

Review Level-5 Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 1 month ago
LAYTON BROTHERS MYSTERY ROOM Review

If you own a Nintendo DS, chances are you've heard of the Professor Layton games. If not, they're a series of puzzle adventures in which Hershel Layton and his apprentices solve mysteries, riddles, and logic problems. A hallmark of the series has been its charming art style, memorable music, and likeable characters. Thankfully, all of this applies to iOS spin-off Layton Brothers: Mystery Room as well. You control Lucy Baker, a rookie cop who works for the enigmatic Alfendi Layton, one…

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LIMBO Game Review

Review Playdead By James Gilmour, 1 year, 1 month ago
LIMBO Game Review

There's a recurring set piece in Limbo which involves a spider. You're making your way through the grey fog, plodding towards the next jump or physics puzzle, when a set of spindly legs hove into view behind you. You can't run especially fast, but the spider is in no hurry. A rising terror creeps up your back as you push forward, desperate to escape the advancing arachnid's hairy, stabbing limbs. If you don't think fast, a grisly death awaits you. You run. You jump. You hope. You'll e…

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Stay Alight HD iPad Review

Review Wyse Games LTD By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Stay Alight HD iPad Review

Remember the years immediately after Angry Birds was released? You know: when almost every other game was a physics-flinger? We guess it's been a while since then, as playing a game like Stay Alight - which takes the mechanics that Angry Birds popularised and wraps them up in creepy yet beautiful world - is almost a novelty. The question is, can excellent presentation make up for all-too familiar gameplay? Stay Alight comes with an environmental message. Pollution is the source of thi…

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Where's My Mickey? Review

Review Disney By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 2 months ago
Where's My Mickey? Review

We'll give Disney its due: when they come across an award winning formula, they certainly know how to extract every drop of interest free from it. After Where's my Water?, Where's my Perry?, and other holiday and seasonal spin-offs we now have a version of 'Where's my' gameplay starring Disney's main mascot himself, Mickey Mouse. Who do they think they are, Rovio? We're just playing, of course. The truth of the matter is that in the world of bite-size physics puzzlers, the original Wh…

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Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage HD Review

Review Nitrome By James Gilmour, 1 year, 2 months ago
Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage HD Review

Physics puzzlers: there's a ton of 'em about. One's got birds in. It's quite popular. Now there's another one. It's got some birds in too. But mostly ice. Ice and Vikings. And birds. It's called Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. We think its dead good. Here's why. Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is like a really good sandwich. It provides you with a nourishing core, surrounded by a bunch of easily digestible, but thoroughly satisfying layers. At its frosty heart, it's a game about slicing ice…

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