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Chippy Review

Review GLITCHE.RS By James Gilmour, 1 year, 9 months ago
Chippy Review

Do you thrive in high pressure situations? I bet your CV says you do. If you genuinely do perform well in high intensity environments, then Chippy might be the game for you. Chippy is a time management game in the style of Diner Dash. You man the fryer in traditional British fish and chip shop. It's your job to keep customers happy by taking their orders and preparing their greasy yet nutritious dinners in a timely fashion. Things start off simple. To cook chips, you simply grab them…

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Pandemic: The Board Game Review

Review F2Z Entertainment Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 9 months ago
Pandemic: The Board Game Review

A viral epidemic is, I'm sure you'll agree, a pretty sizeable catastrophe. In Pandemic: The Board Game, no lees than four deadly viruses are spreading their way across the globe. It's up to four specialists to find the cures before these infections become uncontainable and wipe out humanity. One player can control all four specialists, or four players can work together around a single iPad. The game's rules are pretty simple and easy to understand. Each turn consists of four possible…

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Terraria Review

Review 505 Games (US), Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Terraria Review

Terraria has been a popular PC title since 2011, only making its way to consoles and iOS this year. Its brand of expansive exploration combined with creation and crafting abilities have has earned it the label "the 2D Minecraft”. As it's already well-established as an enjoyable craft-'em-up, our main concern was whether the game had made the leap to the App Store in one piece. The answer: mostly. You start by customising your character's features and inhabiting one of three rand…

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Bridgy Jones™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Bridgy Jones™ Review

The following is a public service announcement: Those with no grasp of physics or basic engineering (like Dave who, wrote this review) will probably not get the most out of a game like Bridgy Jones. Of course, this isn't to say that it's not a good game. It just that here, as with other construction-based physics games like World of Goo, your enjoyment hinges on how effective you are at throwing up load-bearing scaffolds. In this case, you're throwing up improvised structures to get y…

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Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD Review

Review CAPCOM By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD Review

It's been over two years since Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney was released on the App Store, and fans have been eagerly awaiting the next two chapters in this trilogy ever since. Well the good news is that And Justice For All and Trails and Tribulations have arrived as part of the Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD. The bad news is that while the graphics have been sharpened up, there are a few niggling issues that do bring the whole experience down a little. The games ar…

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Star Command Review

Review Star Command, LLC By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Star Command Review

Star Command has been on the radar for a few years now, being the result of two kickstarter campaigns (one before Double Fine made crowd-sourcing mainstream), and a lot of ambitious ideas. The game that has been released is a small section of the developers' original vision, and what was supposed to be a grand entry into the mobile 4x genre plays like an interesting take on games like Faster Than Light. Even though we're dealing with a smaller scope here, there's still a great experien…

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Star Wars Pinball Review

Review ZEN Studios Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Star Wars Pinball Review

ZEN Studios are digital craftsmen of dream-like virtual pinball machines and the idea of them creating not just one, but three Star Wars themed tables was like a dream come true. While you could pick up these boards as DLC for ZEN Pinball, the standalone App gives you a chance to participate in a Rebel vs. Empire 'metagame', and I couldn't give up the opportunity to bring balance to the force... via the dark side. Your initial purchase will unlock Star Wars Episode V, with The Clone W…

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Kingpin Lanes Review

Review Speedbump By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Kingpin Lanes Review

This is our third time out playing a game from Speedbump Studios and the developer is starting to show a distinctive theme throughout them all. Kingpin Lanes may be a fairly simple and arcade-ish ten pin bowling title, but it's married to a free-roaming, interactive world, engaging the player in a way few other games would even attempt to try. Think of your character as a living, breathing individual who enjoys visiting the local lanes to make a little bit of extra cash by wagering on…

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Melodive Review

Review johan gjestland By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Melodive Review

As the medium matures, discussions about what constitutes a game or not are getting more prominent, as the traditional tropes of win states, lose states, and game mechanics get overshadowed or left behind by narrative and audio/visual experiences. This new balancing of how some games are put together, and what they elicit from their players will continue as more and more games like Melodive are released. There is a high score game hidden in what this title offers, but the mechanics and…

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Solar 2 iPad Review

Review Jay Watts By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Solar 2 iPad Review

Situations like this aren't as common as you'd think on the App Store. While there is a somewhat sinister undercurrent of releases that step over the line of 'inspired by' and in to 'theft', being able to play the 'real thing' doesn't always happen; at least not as quickly as this. Solar 2 by Jay Watts (also known as Murudai) is everything I had hoped to see from the recently released 'Tiny Solar'. No prizes for guessing that Solar 2 was the title having its content stolen. Ultimately…

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After Burner Climax Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
After Burner Climax Review

I'll readily admit that I have next to no idea what I'm doing when I play After Burner. In just about every instance I've simply done the best I can and never sweated the details. After Burner Climax was designed to punish such 'casual' mindsets - it was, after all, an Arcade title - but the iOS release has a leniency to it that actually makes the chaos more of an amusing distraction than a brutal smokescreen for the unrelenting enemy. Whether you jump in with the touch or tilt based…

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Pixel People Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Pixel People Review

Earth, gone. The human race, pretty much destroyed. Send in the clones! It's time to repopulate the species among the stars; to create a clone based utopia. First up, let us preface this review with a warning. This is a true freemium title. Many of the actions in this game take time to complete (up to a few minutes worth). All the time based actions can be sped up by using the utopium resource which is the in-app currency. Despite this, Pixel People strives to give you things to do so…

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Tiny Solar Review

Review 6Nice Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Tiny Solar Review

Editor's Note: It behooves us to acknowledge the source material for this game and the blatancy with which it attempts to not only copy the mechanics, but also the utter failure of its execution. For more information, check out 'Solar 2' here. Sometimes a game piques my interest, if for no other reason than it fascinates me. Tiny Solar by 6Nice Studio was one such game - whirling stars, planets, and asteroids had me wondering just what was going on; especially when the planets started…

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Pumped: BMX Review

Review Yeah Us! By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Pumped: BMX Review

Pumped: BMX by Yeah Us! isn't the first bike-themed time-trial and trick-scoring racer we've seen, and I doubt it will be the last, but what it lacks in concept originality, it makes up for in complexity. It may sound like I'm giving the game grief, but complexity isn't inherently a bad thing - in fact, when implemented competently (which is true of this title) it makes for a rewarding experience as you nail those jumps, pull off a few tricks, and glide to the end feeling like you jus…

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Middle Manager of Justice Review

Middle Manager of Justice Review

When someone says their game is for free, there's always going to be a catch - either it's merely a demo for something larger, or there are multiple strings attached in an effort to guide you towards their In-App Purchase store. While the former is something we're used to, the latter is still a sore point for many gamers as developers often strip back their game, holding back gameplay behind artificial walls (often through extended waiting periods). Middle Manager of Justice by Double…

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