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Extreme_Formula Review

Review GOGN Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Extreme_Formula Review

Slick graphics, speedy racing and a futuristic theme are all well and good, but when it comes down to it a player needs to be able to feel like they're in control of their car when playing a racing title. It seems like a fairly obvious point, but Extreme Formula by GOGN Entertainment falls short of the mark and new players are bound to scratch their head as they try to work out what they're doing wrong. This is, in part, thanks to an interface that is cumbersome by design and the init…

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Crystal Soul Review

Review HuaXu Culture Creative By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Crystal Soul Review

It was only a matter of time before someone else decided to emulate the gameplay of Bloody Fun Day by Urban Squall, but the dismal conversion to the App Store left the doors wide open for someone else to exploit. Crystal Soul by HuaXu Culture Creative is a new take on this turn-based puzzler concept, though those unfamiliar with its source material may find themselves out of their depth. Each of the 20 currently available levels presents players with a set of objectives to complete be…

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Bad Air Day Review

Review GameHouse By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Bad Air Day Review

Much like their principle subject, fart-related games are a lingering, distasteful blemish on the App Store, yet it seems their continued success is assured as many people (especially younger audiences) are suckers for a bit of potty-humor. Bad Air Day by GameHouse tries to figuratively clear the air, restoring a bit of demure elegance to what is still a bit of a faux pas. Artie, the main character, is an elevator operator at a swanky hotel, however he has also made the deadly mistake…

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Karoshi Review

Review YoYo Games Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Karoshi Review

The concept of Karoshi (karoo-shi) is not generally considered a very amusing one as it quite literally means to work yourself to death, however in the world of video games we often work hard to avoid dying in order to win. Developer Jesse Venbrux has an obsession with changing this dynamic and iOS gamers may already be familiar with his work on They Need To Be Fed, but when it comes to self-annihilation the Karoshi series is where the theme truly shines. For those who haven't played…

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Tasty Planet Review

Review Dingo Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Tasty Planet Review

Tasty Planet by Dingo Games is an adaption of the game of the same name from its desktop PC release. Based in part on the same gameplay concept as Katamari Damacy, you must consume objects that are smaller than you until you grow large enough to consume everything in sight. Life in Tasty Planet starts off in a petri dish, cleaning up dirt as intended, however it's clear that the inventor of this gray-goo didn't design limitations on what could be consumed and it soon escalates out of…

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Captain Puzzle Review

Review Spearhead Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Captain Puzzle Review

The timing of the release of Captain Puzzle by Spearhead Entertainment couldn't be more unfortunate, but sometimes fate can be a cruel mistress and you have to play with the hand you're dealt. Thankfully, while Captain Puzzle features gameplay not unlike Bust-A-Move, the puzzle-based focus makes for a more demanding title. As Captain Puzzle, you need to match three or more colored orbs together by throwing (and occasionally bouncing) randomly assigned orbs around the screen. Initially…

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Ready Action! Review

Review HOTDOG Studio INC. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Ready Action! Review

For the developers at HOTDOG Studios, poor translation issues for English speaking audiences don't seem to be much of a concern, but it's an easy thing to forgive as the gameplay in their latest title 'Ready Action!' manages to shine through despite this amusing flaw. Your character has decided to become a movie star and you'll need to help him to survive rapid-fire levels in an attempt to prove he's the best actor out there. To do this you'll need to invest in new costumes purchased…

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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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