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Reiner Knizia's Yoku-Gami Review

Review Meritum Soft d.o.o. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Reiner Knizia's Yoku-Gami Review

With plenty of board games already under his belt, Reiner Knizia has turned his hand at producing a simpler puzzle game for the App Store. Yoku-Gami is the result of this collaboration with developer Meritum Soft and you'll need to put your math-hats on to make headway in this puzzler. Whether you choose the Endless, Arcade or Level mode, the basic gameplay remains the same. Players are presented with a 6x6 grid filled with numbers and to clear them off the board you'll need to select…

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Volcano Escape - Live Hands-On Preview

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Volcano Escape - Live Hands-On Preview

After the positive comments we received from our 5 million viewers video, we've decided to stick with the format for our hands-on previews. It's great fun getting to experience a game in a live setting and while there's no-one else there to act as a sounding board, openly discussing some of the issues that crop up really helps to nail them down. Volcano Escape is an upcoming endless platformer from Bravo Game Studios set (not coincidentally) in a volcano as you attempt to (you guessed it) escape! Multiple characters are teased and unlockable by completing various challenges, some of which will require grinding, while others you're likely to obtain naturally as you attempt to climb higher.…


Fruit Frenzy Review

Review White Bat Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Fruit Frenzy Review

Is it just me, or has it been a while since three-match games have been on your personal radar? Apart from the occasional game throwing it in as an additional gameplay feature it seems to have lost a lot of steam. Fruit Frenzy by White Bat Games doesn't seek to reignite the old gem-fueled flames, opting instead to take a puzzle-oriented approach to the gameplay that's as fresh as the fruit you use to make matches. Instead of swapping icons directly, players need to manage shift the fr…

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Bubble Pets: 8-BIT RETRO TWITCH ACTION Review

Review Stephen Ceresia By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Bubble Pets: 8-BIT RETRO TWITCH ACTION Review

Bubble Pets: 8-BIT RETRO TWITCH ACTION by miiifan games delivers (almost) exactly what the title claims, giving ADD suffering gamers a manic shooter experience that punishes anything other than perfection over the course of its multiple 45 second long levels. All you have to do is touch every creature that pops up except for the one declared as the 'bad pet' before starting the level. Bonus points are awarded for not missing any taps and on later stages you'll have to face obstacles t…

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Carnivores: Ice Age Pro Review

Review Tatem Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Carnivores: Ice Age Pro Review

If you're not contented by hunting ancient beasts like dinosaurs, perhaps you'll be more interested in taking on early mammals in Tatem Games and Action Forms' latest release, Carnivores: Ice Age. While the formula hasn't changed drastically from the original Dinosaur Hunter, attempting to take on predator legends like the Saber-tooth Tiger has an appeal that's matched only by the skill with which you'll need to track and take them down. With the game set in a first-person perspective…

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NBA JAM by EA SPORTS™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
NBA JAM by EA SPORTS™ Review

There's only one thing holding me back from starting off the review by declaring NBA JAM by EA Sports an instant must-buy - there's no co-operative or multiplayer modes of any sort available. For a game that so lovingly recreates one of the Arcade and home console's most exciting basketball-related titles, it seems almost unforgivable that I can't share the fun with a friend or slam a firey ball of doom in the face of a random online player. Coming to grips with the controls of NBA JA…

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Dirt Review

Review Broken Kings By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Dirt Review

It's getting harder and harder to escape the influence of the time-vacuum that is Minecraft and its inspirational affects seem to be leaking across the gaming world as a whole. Dirt by Broken Kings is a relatively short abstract narrative title that places you control of a cat-skeleton attempting to work out who he is and why he's digging around underground in a persistent world. Players start out in a large, empty room armed with little more than a pickaxe and the ability to switch t…

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Etolis: Arena Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Etolis: Arena Review

With an arcade puzzle title already under their belt, developer Facet Studios has turned their hands towards something a little more action oriented with their Chillingo released title, Etolis: Arena. In what is now a fairly familiar situation for iOS gamers, you'll be pitted against waves of enemies that need to be mowed down in succession in order to survive this twin-stick genre death trap. There's not much in the way of control customization and players will need to stick to the s…

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Corporate Fury Review

Review Swinecrafters LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Corporate Fury Review

We're delving in to the archives today to cover a game we missed the first time around. After the recent release of Devil May Cry 4 for the iOS it seemed prudent to cover a similar brawler title and if anything can match Capcom's over-the-top series, it's Corporate Fury by Swinecrafters. Those familiar with the Clover Studio developed and Capcom released title God Hand might see a bit of a parallel in thematic style between these two games. What? You didn't play God Hand? Take a momen…

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Stylish Sprint Review

Review playus soft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Stylish Sprint Review

These days, if you're going to make an endless runner you better have a gimmick that will drag people in. Stylish Dash by playus soft seems to take this idea to heart, though building a game almost entirely out of gimmicks might be taking things too far. Tap to jump; tap mid-air to double-jump; tap and hold a third time to fly - by now this sort of control scheme is pretty much ingrained in the iOS gamer's consciousness, but it's great to see the addition of a 'flying' system as this…

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New Bust-A-Move Review

Review TAITO Corporation By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
New Bust-A-Move Review

After the success of Bubble Bobble and the Puzzle Bobble series, it's no wonder TAITO have been riding the backs of these ultra-cute dragons in an attempt to spin more cash. New Puzzle Bobble is the latest iteration of the three-match bubble popping titles and after what seems like an eternity these dragons have learned a few new tricks to keep things a little more exciting. Foremost of these is the ability to 'hold' bubbles to swap with the currently active colored orb, allowing play…

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5 Million Views! A Special Presentation

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
5 Million Views! A Special Presentation

Over the weekend our YouTube Channel hit 5 million views and is already climbing its way to the next million views. In celebration of this momentous milestone I decided to give the community what it wanted - a live 'review'. Now this won't be a regular occurance as I don't believe it's a valid way to judge a game, but I'm sure you'll agree it has its moments and it can be fun to watch someone fail miserably without the protection of post-editing to make them look so godly! The full review of Etolis Arena will be available in the next day or so, but for now, please enjoy the rambling gameplay preview!…


Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden FREE Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden FREE Review

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. Sacred Odyssey: Rise of Ayden is exactly what it sets out to be, a Zelda-like; and to perfectly frank, it doesn't do a bad job of it either. Despite walking a line that straddles originality and shameless parody, Gameloft's latest title remains engaging despite some questionable flaws. Jumping in to the game is relatively simple, especially for those familiar with similar 3rd person action…

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League of Evil Review

Review Ravenous Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
League of Evil Review

League of Evil by Woblyware and Ravenous Games makes me angry. I'm angry because League of Evil is yet more proof that we can have fun platformers on iOS devices, but so few manage to make something as simple as running and jumping genuinely fun to play. After a brief introductory level explaining your controls, you're thrown in to the world of a super agent and his quest to kill evil scientists across the world. Each level places you in to a gauntlet of traps, spikes, turrets and ene…

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Thief Lupin! Review

Review BLUE WIND By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Thief Lupin! Review

Thief Lupin! by BLUE WIND exists in a bizarre world of its own that seems to be built out of polarizing forces. Let me qualify that in saying that for each aspect of this game that is absolutely fantastic, one equally terrible or frustrating aspect seems to exist. Because of this, players will either come to love or hate Thief Lupin! depending on which positive or negative traits end up weighing the most for them. Sporting a 'single button' system of simply touching the screen, Thief…

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