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Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Pipes Review

Review Aidem Media By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Pipes Review

Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Pipes is certainly an odd title for a game. The setting falls along the same lines. Moles, an engineer on a royal flying vessel unwittingly crashes the majestic airship and now through his engineering prowess has to remodel all the pipes to fix his mistake. Pipes plays like a new spin on the classic Pipe Dream formula, only without the fear of the ever-present encroaching goo hurrying you along. No, each level here is part puzzle, part high…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 25 May 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 25 May 2012

It's Friday the 25th of May and you're here for one reason and one reason alone - to hear my sexy sultry voice as I bring you the News Wrap-Up for this week. So lets hop to it! Fruit Ninja - Celebrating 2 Years In StyleFruit Ninja may be collecting dust on the virtual shelves for some and for new iOS device owners it may still be one of their favorites - in either case, the latest update to Fruit Ninja is a huge one, featuring collectable currency that can go towards new power-ups from Gutsu and Truffles, two new characters in the game's expanding world. Better still if you don't own the game you could be lucky enough to score one for free - head to the anniversary website (link d…


Pastry Panic Review

Review Kevin Drew By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Pastry Panic Review

[Pastry Panic was featured as the Mini-Review for the Friday Wrap-Up on the 25th of May, 2012.] Short, sweet and addictive - these are all words you could use to describe various kinds of pastries. These adjectives are similarly applicable to Underground Pixel's cute time-waster Pastry Panic. Featuring two gameplay modes, 'Mad Dash' and 'Toungue Tied', your main objective is to eat and thereby prevent various metal objects from passing across the screen on conveyor belts. In the first…

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Airport Scanner Review

Review Kedlin Company By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Airport Scanner Review

Airport security get a bad rap. With the cost of airfare, and the stress of airports, the last thing people want is to wait in a long queue to have their belongings man-handled and their privacy violated. Still, there are those who wish to sneak dangerous things passed the x-ray sensors, and now through the fun of your iPhone and Airport Scanner, you can catch these hooligans out and bring them to justice. Security has to be balanced with efficiency however. For each plane of passenge…

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Tiny Plane™ Review

Review Mathieu Roy By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Tiny Plane™ Review

Somewhere along the way games of the 'endless' variety started the lose their way, opting to focus on short, repetitive runs that often feature missions to offset the lack of actual gameplay and, at times, luck required to advance. Tiny Plane by PowPowGames and Chillingo harkens back to a simpler time when endless games played fair by quickly adjusting its challenge to the individual player. Whether you're collecting fruit or coins, in Tiny Plane your objective is to not run out of fu…

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Slingshot Racing Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Slingshot Racing Review

Touchscreens offer a unique opportunity for a developer to think outside the box to come up with something unique and interesting, but those that stray too far away may find themselves addressing a niche audience. Snowbolt Interactive and Crescent Moon Games strike a happy balance between innovation and reimagination by creating an elegant top-down racer that requires little more than a tap to play. Each track is made of ice and your 'racer' is more akin to a sled. As such it has no m…

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Bug Assault Review

Bug Assault Review

It's all out insect war! Well actually the insects are pawns used in a skirmish between birds and squirrel but the game is called 'Bug Assault' for a reason. With a set amount of health, can you eliminate the approaching hostile bug swarms while protecting the ladybugs? With your trusty bug zapper at the ready, you'll soon find out. Bug Assault has an incredibly simple yet amazingly realized control scheme. Touch the screen with one index finger to create a zap point. Touching the scr…

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Non Flying Soldiers Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Non Flying Soldiers Review

Just because you're a flightless bird doesn't mean your life is devoid of meaning. If Non Flying Soldiers teaches us anything, it's that with a little help you can be molded into a rough and tumble fighting unit. Unfortunately without that help you'll be walking into electrical currents, but no one said the plan was foolproof. Welcome to a game that revitalizes a puzzle concept not really seen since Lemmings. Each level consists of a miniature obstacle course and it's your goal to get…

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Scotland Yard Review

Scotland Yard Review

I've made it abundantly clear in the past that I love board games. While video games are obviously a passion of mine, their roots are embedded deeply in the social past-time of gathering around a table and vying for supremacy via cards, dice, tokens or just your mind Scotland Yard is almost 30 years old now and a true classic, but also one that may have left many a child frustrated by its obvious weaknesses as a board game, so how does it shape up as a video game? The game supports b…

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Rocket Fox Review

Rocket Fox Review

Sometimes a game can fail to come together, even if most of its individual parts aren't particularly lacking in polish, due to one critical feature failing to deliver. Despite the cute premise, presentation and fun gameplay ideas in Rocket Fox by Namco Bandai, the controls fall horribly short of what the game deserves. As the cute foxy protagonist 'Guy' you must set alight all of the rocket-flowers by bouncing on them. Each flower has a different effect, ranging from bouncing you high…

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Run Run Die! Review

Review Voltic By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Run Run Die! Review

Designing a winning platformer for a device that is notorious touchy about its control quirks can make life hard for a developer. Run Run Die! by Voltic Games side-steps this problem by joining other auto-running games like The Impossible Game, tasking players with precise timing challenges that quickly reach maddening levels. The story goes a little something like this: You're a furry little mammal and a meteorite has crash-landed, setting you and your family on fire. To survive and…

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The Bluecoats - North vs South Review

Review Microids By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
The Bluecoats - North vs South Review

The original game this remake is based on, 'North & South' was based on the Belgian comic book 'Les Tuniques Bleues', which was a humorous take on the American Civil War. The Bluecoats – North vs South takes the “turn based strategy laden with mini-games” concept, updates the graphics and smooths over the whole experience. With a fresh coat of paint and some tinkering, how does this gaming classic hold up? Well the game starts at the options screen in which you c…

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Robbery Bob™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Robbery Bob™ Review

When being broken out of jail by a mysterious benefactor, I guess it only stands to reason that you'd be indebted to this person, even if he wishes you to perform the tasks that got you sent to the slammer in the first place. Unfortunately as Robbery Bob unfolds, you find this benefactor to be more and more unhinged, sending you into harm's way for increasingly baffling use of your ninja like pilfering skills. This is a game of stealth and steely resolve. Each level consists of a goal…

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Fluid Physics-Puzzler Feed Me Oil Currently Free To Download

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 5 months ago
Fluid Physics-Puzzler Feed Me Oil Currently Free To Download

Chillingo's top-notch physics-puzzler Feed Me Oil is currently available free of charge, marking the first time the game's been discounted since its June 2011 release. Taking aesthetic inspiration from 2D Boy's superb World of Goo, Feed Me Oil has you placing barriers and objects in order to steer liquid oil around each of its surreal stages. 'Why am I doing that?' you might reasonably ask. Well, it's because each level contains a nightmarish monster, and it's your job to feed the beastie its liquid lunch. Obviously. If that sounds odd, that's probably because Feed Me Oil is an odd game, but it's also smart, challenging, and blessed with some fantastically fluid physics. It may wear its…