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Lotsa Blocks Review

Review Backabit By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Lotsa Blocks Review

The physics block stacking game is an established mobile genre. Even more than that, giving the blocks (or whatever you happen to be balancing) personalities isn't anything new either. None of this is a problem if you can deliver the content in an interesting and entertaining way. Does Lotsa Blocks accomplish this? Let's find out. The goal in adventure mode is to stack blocks on the teetering balance beam to reach the finish line placed somewhere above. Before dragging the blocks from…

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Devil's Attorney Review

Review 1337 Game Design AB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Devil's Attorney Review

When we think of turn based RPG combat, our minds turn to the genres of fantasy and science-fiction. I mean every now and then, you get something like Earthbound, but for the most part, the RPG genre is locked into preconceived notions of what to expect. Then along comes Devil's Attorney, which takes turn based combat, and puts it into a courtroom, where you control the scumbag lawyer Max McMann, using every dirty trick in his arsenal to free your clients from the prosecution, and all…

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Fantasy Conflict Review

Review Gaijin Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Fantasy Conflict Review

When Gainjin Entertainment first approached the well-established Galcon Labs style of RTS-come-castle-defense gameplay, they managed to create something sharp in its execution. With its semi-realistic theme, Modern Conflict required fast reflexes and a fast mind to survive its brutal challenges. The studio is back with something slightly less realistic in Fantasy Conflict, and while there's a distinct feeling of deja vu, a lot of effort has gone in to establishing deeper mechanics for…

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MechWarrior: Tactical Command iPad Review

Review Personae Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
MechWarrior: Tactical Command iPad Review

The release of MechWarrior: Tactical Command on the iOS platform may seem like a somewhat archaic franchise to resurrect for the modern gamer, but with MechWarrior Tactics pulling in old fans it was going to be now or never. Modeled after the real-time tactical wing of the MechWarrior franchise (MechCommander), Personae Studios manages to capture many of the detailed points from the series, while stumbling over everything else, including the controls, presentation and storyline. Summa…

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Hotel Transylvania Dash Deluxe Review

Review PlayFirst, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Hotel Transylvania Dash Deluxe Review

Playfirst Inc are the creators of Diner Dash, and Cooking Dash, and Hotel Dash... so when they had the license for a game based off the newly released movie Hotel Transylvania, it probably wasn't too much of a leap to expect the release of Hotel Transylvania Dash. This is iPhone sim-management at its simplest, and depending on how you like your mobile management simulators, this could be either a good or a bad thing. If you've played one, you've played em all, but for the uninitiated,…

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Amp, Watts & Circuit Review

Review Jamo Games By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Amp, Watts & Circuit Review

Sometimes, even robots need a vacation. In Amp, Watts & Circuit, you control the titular characters trying to escape their jobs, in the hopes of some well deserved rest and recuperation. Each level has you in a small isometric area full of buttons and traps, and a starting and finishing tile for each of the three characters. Tapping on the character's portrait will switch to them, and then tapping on the screen will move them in that direction, and if there's no spikes or pits on…

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Spectromancer Review

Review Three Donkeys LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 12 months ago
Spectromancer Review

[This game was featured as the mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 21st of September, 2012] If you’ve played Hothead’s ‘Kard Combat’ then you’ll know what you’re in for with Three Donkeys’ iPhone and iPad title ‘Spectromancer’. Players are handed a ‘deck’ comprised of an infinite amount of various cards, each requiring a certain amount of ‘mana’ to cast. Each turn you’ll earn a base amount…

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Dragon Island Blue Review

Dragon Island Blue Review

With dragons thought to be an extinct species, and you just happening to find a dragon egg next to your village, a grand adventure begins. When first loading up Dragon Island Blue, it wasn't set in stone what type of game we were expecting to play, but what unfurled is a mix between an old school JRPG and a mix between Pokemon and Monster Hunter. The game begins with you choosing what element of dragon you've found out of the four elements of water, fire, air, and earth. From here you…

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Little Masters Review

Review Riida.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years ago
Little Masters Review

The freemium model has a tendency to get stuck in its tracks, spitting out titles with similar themes or at least based on similar genres. With this in mind it's no wonder gamers are clearly divided on whether they love or hate these sorts of titles. Little Masters takes a slightly different tack, modeling itself after NimbleBit's coin/bux driven system to speed up the Pokemon-inspired gameplay. 'Inspired' might be putting it lightly - those familiar with the classic monster-catching…

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Luke The Liftboy Review

Review exozet By Dave Flodine, 2 years ago
Luke The Liftboy Review

UPDATE: My apologies for the editing-gremlin in this video - hopefully the issue is resolved. Thanks to those who pointed it out ;) Being a lift boy must be a tedious enough job. Having to stand on your feet all day pressing buttons, and dealing with ear-worm inducing music, and the entire gamut of human shapes and sizes. Add to that a hotel that's busy during the football season, and the stress must just pile up exponentially. Well Exozet Games has taken this concept and made an arca…

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King's Bounty: Legions iPad Review

King's Bounty: Legions iPad Review

While it's hard to complain about the price of freemium games, the content is often questionable and reliant on gating players towards its paid-for features, arguably by devious means. There are many exceptions to many rules and King's Bounty: Legions is just such a game. Either playable on the PC through Facebook or via iOS on your iPad, it's a scaled down version of the popular turn-based tactical title that retains the combat and trades resource management for crafting and 'energy'.…

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Jack Lumber Review

Jack Lumber Review

What's the right course of action when a rampaging forest of murderous trees crush your dear sweet granny? Vengeance of course! You are Jack Lumber, an appropriate name for your profession, and thanks to your superhuman lumberjack abilities, those trees will be shaking in their roots. Jack Lumber plays like fruit ninja with bullet time. Chunks of wood are hurled into the air (most likely due to your indiscriminate hacking), and then once the screen is touched, time slows down, and you…

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Commando Jack Review

Review Colossal Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Commando Jack Review

It seems that the tower defense genre has been sort of played out for the last couple of years. Oh yes new games come out that add something interesting to the formula, and games come out that remind us why the genre became so popular to begin with, but it's only in the last year or so we've seen an evolutionary shift in tower defense, and what's more is that this shift is so simple, it's amazing not many developers thought of it before. I am of course talking about allowing the player…

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Shellrazer Review

Review Slick Entertainment Inc. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Shellrazer Review

Shellrazer is a classic tale. Boy turtle loves girl turtle. To get to girl turtle, boy turtle has to trek through goblin infested lands. To aid this endeavor, boy turtle is equipped with a gunner, and on his journey stacks on additional help providing offense, defense, and a multitude of upgrades. At least that's what we got out of the few comic book panels that led us into this game of wanton goblin massacre. The game begins with a machine gunner who has two control options, using ei…

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Tentacle Wars Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Tentacle Wars Review

Tentacle Wars isn't just content about giving us a fresh take on the real time strategy genre by taking place at the microscopic level, battling against invading cells. No, you also happen to be waging this war inside the body of an alien organism that takes its inspiration from the fever dreams of H.R. Giger. Based on the popular flash game, this mobile version brings a back and forth game of cellular conquest straight to your iPhone and iPad, where positioning and reinforcement are k…

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