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Buddy Rush ® Review

Review Company 100 Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Buddy Rush ® Review

Freemium titles, or more specifically, games that implement some form of play restriction can get a bad rap, especially if the game harshly limits the time you can play as an incentive to spend money. Adding a social twist via Facebook only seeks to reinforce the habit (and knock the competitive aspect up a notch) and it's easy to feel a bit skeptical about new similar titles, especially if you've been burned in the past. Buddy Rush by Company 100 takes this free game model and attach…

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Viking Tales: Mystery Of Black Rock Review

Review Ailove LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Viking Tales: Mystery Of Black Rock Review

While purists may feel the need to ruin the fun of those who enjoy the idea of horn-helmeted Vikings, others like Ailove are happy to embrace the concept by releasing a fun game based around these vicious sailors. Viking Tales: Mystery Of Black Rock puts you at the helm of your very own longship, swiping the screen to move forward and swiping on either side of the boat to change directions. Double-fingered swipes will consume an available stamina bar, but you'll get a healthy speed bo…

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WordUs2 Review

WordUs2 Review

Mastermind is a quirky and appealing board game thanks to its mix of luck and logic. Sure, it may simply feel like pattern recognition, but there's an undeniable feeling of having outwitted someone (even if this isn't strictly true). WordUs2 by Binary Dawn Interactive extends the pattern matching concept to words in the English language and it's no surprise that the same sense of accomplishment has transferred over as well. Four game modes are available, however the basic gameplay con…

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Pixel Pig Review

Review SGL By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Pixel Pig Review

Pixel Pig by Smorpheus Games Laboratory is the kind of game you get when you combine Pachinko with, well... a pixelated pig. Though more accurately the end result is something not unlike Peggle, but with after-touch controls instead of aiming ahead of time. Each round begins with your pig being flung out of a chute that moves around the screen. This gives you some level of control over how your runs start, but once you're on the board and bouncing around you can tilt and expel gas to…

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Disoriented! Review

Review Vortex Games, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Disoriented! Review

Although it has taken some time, platforming titles have slowly gained a bit more respect on the App Store. So much so that developers have started tweaking the gameplay with gravity-flipping mechanics that add an extra level of required skill. Disoriented by Vortex Games extends this concept to its extreme and while the idea is sound, it isn't without some rough patches. The main aim of each level is to make your way to the exit door of the level, which is simple enough, however addi…

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RoboSockets: Link Me Up Review

Review Tatem Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
RoboSockets: Link Me Up Review

At first, RoboSockets by Tatem Games may look like another typical three-match game, but you'd be wrong as layering similar robots together won't guarantee a match. Shades of Tetris might also be pointed out, but you'd also be wrong because completing rows won't get you anywhere either. If any title has inspired this quirky arcade-puzzler it's Pipe Mania and you'll need to screw your thinking cap on tight if you want to complete this game. The basic controls are not unlike related arc…

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Tiny Wings Review

Review Andreas Illiger By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Tiny Wings Review

UPDATE: It seems I must have been having internet issues, but leaderboards do exist for Openfeint for this title, however Game Center is not yet implemented, though is on its way. Elegance in gameplay is a hard concept to nail down, but sometimes minimalism in gameplay can have more of an impact than any flashy button-mashing action title could ever dream to accomplish. With little more than a single tap to control a near-flightless bird, Tiny Wings by Andreas Illiger evokes instants…

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Falling Fred - Live Hands-On Preview

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Falling Fred - Live Hands-On Preview

While there's not too many 'falling' style games on the App Store, it seems that they're gaining a bit of steam and Falling Fred by Dedalord games is hoping to step away from the pack thanks to its somewhat 'grizzly' style. One of the main concerns of these sorts of games is that the body you're trying to save acts as a visual blocker, preventing you from being able to make intelligent or quick decisions without placing yourself in danger. Thankfully players can literally remove the problem by breaking off various limbs if they're skilled enough to hit the traps 'just so'. Due to the gameplay requiring tilt controls the way in which I film these previews had to change slightly - leave a co…


Volcano Escape Review

Review Bravo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Volcano Escape Review

I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when Volcano Escape was first discussed as the combination of traditional platforming with twin-stick controls is extremely unique and potentially difficult to pull off. However, true to the literal translation of their company name, Bravo Game Studios has taken up the challenge and now you have the chance to control one of six different characters as they try to escape their fate as a char-grilled sacrifice. Moving around the screen is certainl…

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Float Review

Review Elevate Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Float Review

Elevate Entertainment and Crawl Space Games describe their new game in an elegant way that's easy to sympathize with: If you've ever wasted a couple minutes batting a balloon around a room or up in to the air then you'll know what you're in for with Float. The basic concept in each of the available modes is to prevent your balloons from popping in the spikes below by tapping on them and causing them to fling up towards the top of the screen. Varied shapes react differently to your tou…

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Poker With Bob Review

Review Scary Robot Productions By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Poker With Bob Review

There's an elegance to Poker that isn't always talked about, but with little more than a deck and a way to keep track of your bets you're able to sit down with one or more people and compete in an enjoyable game of wits and calculated chance. Poker With Bob by Scary Robot Productions tries to capture the personal touch of playing with a real opponent and you'll catch yourself smirking, frowning and even trying to pull a poker face in response to Bob's detailed animated expressions. Fo…

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Mahjongg Dimensions Review

Review Backflip Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Mahjongg Dimensions Review

Mahjong, or more specifically 'Mahjong solitaire' has been a computer game staple for a long time now though it has remained relatively unchanged throughout its history, developing a few minor variations involving the pattern that's used. Some may already be familiar with Mahjongg Dimensions (sic) and its attempt at breaking out of the usual '2D' layout thanks to Facebook, but Backflip Studios has brought the game to the App Store, giving you a chance to play this classic game with a t…

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Zombie Runaway Review

Review Com2uS USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Zombie Runaway Review

It was sort of inevitable and I'm certain it's not the first, but zombies and endless runners have collided in Zombie Runaway by Com2uS. Regrettably there's not a lot on offer and while the prospect of earning bonus items is enticing it still feels like another runner to throw on the pile. Instead of the traditional side-scrolling platformer, players are placed in a vertical orientation while running up the screen to an infinite horizon, dodging gravestones by tapping left and right o…

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Sky Combat Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Sky Combat Review

With so many shoot'em-ups (SHMUP) taking the fantasy/over-the-top bullet-hell approach of late, it's great to see a title like Sky Combat from Alien Worm and Chillingo pulling things back to a slightly more realistic level. That isn't to say Sky Combat is strictly about realism, but it treads a delicate balance that forces players to react quickly and efficiently without needing to worry about memorizing various bullet patterns. Over the course of the short campaign you'll not only co…

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Starfront: Collision™ FREE Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Starfront: Collision™ FREE Review

Please Note: Due to Gameloft's new release system, the title is only free as a 'demo' with an in-app purchase unlocking the rest of the content. This does require an internet connection of some kind for your device, however given that this requires 3rd Gen or higher iOS device, this should be available in one form or another. The current release price is US$6.99 - please adjust accordingly for your region and be aware that sales/updates could affect this pricing regularly. As a genre,…

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