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3-in-1 Brainbender PuzzleJuice Discounted In Half Price Sale

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
3-in-1 Brainbender PuzzleJuice Discounted In Half Price Sale

Stylish iOS puzzler Puzzlejuice is currently available at half price - down to 99c from its usual price of $1.99. Perhaps the only game on the App Store which promises to "punch your brain in the face", Puzzlejuice combines the block-dropping gameplay of Tetris, the letter-linking requirements of SpellTower, and then throws in some colour matching for good measure. The result is a frantic exercise in cerebral multitasking, which has you managing tetriminos, tapping colour chains, and searching for anagrams - all at the same time. It's stressful but satisfying stuff, and Puzzlejuice's smart twist on established puzzling templates made us feel all warm inside. That's a feeling we traditiona…


Hambo Review

Review Miniclip.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Hambo Review

Those familiar with Miniclip's earlier titles will be right at home with their latest cartoony puzzler, Hambo. In a way it's an extension of games like Fragger, tasking you with pulling off complicated shots by exploiting simplified physics, but this time the task is a little more personal than a grenade. Not by much though - instead of lobbing an explosive over a wall, you're more often tasked with shooting a bullet directly at your piggy enemies. Velocity isn't necessarily important…

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Ka-Bloom Review

Review BBC Worldwide By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Ka-Bloom Review

Ka-Bloom by Strongman Games and BBC Worldwide is a strange sort of puzzler. There's a very logical solution to almost all of its puzzles, but there's also a free-form element to its play that lends itself to a naturalistic, almost intuitive approach as well. In short, hardcore or casual, Ka-Bloom is a lot of fun. At its most basic level, you need to feed Floret a stream of various tokens to provide enough energy to explode. These tokens can only be grabbed once Floret's aura is large…

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Conceptis Fill-a-Pix Review

Review Conceptis Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Conceptis Fill-a-Pix Review

[Editor's Note: Apologies for the video being unavailable for so long - YouTube is currently updating their back end again and it seems some features are missing at this time. We've found a work-around for now and hope this won't be an issue again soon!] Earlier we reviewed Prismapix, a puzzle game where the player uses minesweeper-like clues to know what tiles are safe to uncover a picture on and which are not. That game was based on a simpler kind of logic puzzle, and that's exactly…

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MacGuffin's Curse Review

Review Ayopa Games LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
MacGuffin's Curse Review

Aussie developer Brawsome is not above a bit of cheeky advertising and my hat is fairly tipped to their tenuous use of ties to Adventure gaming's most well-known celebrities (Tim Schafer, for instance, has provided a single line of dialogue). All of this effort has gone in to spreading the word about their latest title, MacGuffin's Curse, an adventure game locked in to a world where you'll need to master pushing blocks to succeed. You play as the titular MacGuffin, a thief who is curs…

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Minecraft - Pocket Edition Update Introduces Crafting To Block-Building Phenomenon

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Minecraft - Pocket Edition Update Introduces Crafting To Block-Building Phenomenon

I must confess: we were a little underwhelmed by Minecraft - Pocket Edition. Its stripped-down adaptation of the PC phenomenon left us pining after more features to toy with, although Andrew noted in the conclusion to his 3/5 review that it might be worth a purchase if you wanted to "gamble on updates adding deeper gameplay content". Well, our resident soothsayer has once again proven his clairvoyance, for a substantial update has now added a wealth of features to the seminal block-building title, including the much-requested ability to craft items. You can now craft tools, weaponry, and other fancy gubbins by combining items in your inventory - using a brand-new interface especially desi…


Burger Cat Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Burger Cat Review

Releasing any new title after the insanely successful League of Evil games was always going to be a difficult thing for Ravenous Games to pull off. Some would find their solution in refining what has come before, but in an act of almost complete defiance of the platforming titles that have come before, Burger Cat demands more from your brain than your reactions. At its core, the game feels much like a traditional puzzle-platformer, removing the player's direct control of Burger Cat an…

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dragon-Punches Its Way Onto the App Store On 25th April

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 7 months ago
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Dragon-Punches Its Way Onto the App Store On 25th April

A port of arcade classic Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been announced for the iPhone, and fighting fans don't have long to wait. The game will tag into the App Store on 25th April. Boasting a cast of 56 playable characters - 28 from Marvel, 28 from Capcom - Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has you select a team of three fighters and throw down fisticuffs against three opponents. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is renowned for its nuanced tag team fighting system and breathless pace, so it'll be interesting to see how Capcom manage to cram this classic onto the iPhone, and how much control fidelity will be lost in the translation. The developers have decent form in this department, though. Street Fighter IV Volt's contr…


Musical Platformer Jazz: Trump's Journey On Sale For A Limited Time

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Musical Platformer Jazz: Trump's Journey On Sale For A Limited Time

Musical platformer Jazz: Trump's Journey has seen its price discounted for the first time since its January release. It's currently available to download for 99c, down from its usual price of $2.99. In this game, you are cast as Trump, a talented trumpeter pursuing music and love in early 20th-century New Orleans. The character and the injustices he faces are based loosely on the life of Louis Armstrong. This side-scrolling platformer has you jumping around its 2D levels with brass in hand, ready to use the power of Trump's music to solve environmental puzzles within each level. Jazz: Trump's Journey won us over with its evocative visuals, its jazz-smooth animations, and its refined platf…


Gunman Clive Review

Review Bertil Horberg By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Gunman Clive Review

When one thinks of run and gun platforming set in the wild west, one might think of the fantastic arcade title Sunset Riders. Now western games are rare in themselves but there is a market for them, and with western platformers being ever rarer, it's nice to see a game like Gunman Clive emerge. The girl has been captured by the villain and it's up to Clive to rescue her while enacting some old western justice on all who stand in his way, be they outlaw, predator or waterfowl. One of t…

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Friday News Wrap-Up 20 April 2012

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Friday News Wrap-Up 20 April 2012

Right now I'm existing in a state that's roughly equivalent to being a small child awaiting Christmas day - my weekend is all planned and I'm off to nerd it up and chat with personal heroes such Richard Horvitz and Will Wheaton. But before I head off we have the small matter of this week's Wrap-Up.So lets get crackin' on the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 20th of April, 2012. The Bluecoats - North & South - May 10thNostalgia can be almost criminal in its ability to gloss over the past and make you believe you loved something despite its flaws, but one thing is for sure, North & South was a game that got me hooked on strategy titles. Aside from the occasional battle and side-s…


Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning Review

[This title was the Mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 20th of April, 2012] Shaun is back once again, but this time he doesn't have is fellow wooly-friends in-tow. In fact he's going solo, sprinting at top speed to out-run the pigs to win the 'Fleece Lightning' competition. Each of the game's 80 levels will only take a few seconds to complete, but getting to the end isn't easy thanks to a host of hazards, not to mention the pigs themselves. Thankfully the controls are mor…

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Coign of Vantage Review

Review bobblebrook By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Coign of Vantage Review

For those of you not in the know, a voxel is essentially a pixel in the third dimension, so instead of images made up of single colored squares, you know have images made up of single colored cubes. Coign of Vantage has strewn these voxels around and through the power or rotation, it's your job as the player to find the correct vantage point and put the image back together. There are two game modes; normal, and 'ten on time'. In normal mode you start with forty five seconds on the clo…

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Sega Bring Their Acclaimed RTS Franchise Total War To the iPhone

News By James Nouch, 2 years, 8 months ago
Sega Bring Their Acclaimed RTS Franchise Total War To the iPhone

Sega's acclaimed real-time strategy franchise Total War has finally marched its way onto iPhone, with Total War Battles: Shogun allowing you to sample the series's trademark historical warfare for an outlay of $6.99. Built specifically for the iPhone, Total War Battles: Shogun offers accessible, short-form conflicts that don't skimp on strategic depth. The battles may be short, mind, but the war is long - Total War Battles: Shogun's campaign lasts over ten hours. Naturally, the entire Total War interface has been redesigned for touchscreens, which means that managing your armies should be a cinch. But, none of us will know for certain, of course, until our definitive AppSpy review is fil…