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Block Rogue Review

Review Buzz Monkey Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Block Rogue Review

Block Rogue by Buzz Monkey Software isn't your typical Sokoban-style puzzler, but not because you play the game in some unique way. You'll find yourself hitting switches, pushing blocks and rolling boulders much like any similar puzzler, but for your little character there's a clear motivation for attempting to complete all 325 levels. That's right, 325 levels - and we're not talking easy levels either; you'll have to avoid the usual set of problems that will force you to slap the und…

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Top 10 iOS Games of 2010 - AppSpy Edition

Toplist By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Top 10 iOS Games of 2010 - AppSpy Edition

Hi everyone! With the holiday period having come to a close we've finally made some time to let our readers know what we consider to be the best releases of 2010. As with almost any 'top list' it should be taken with a grain of salt, but to clarify things further this is more of a personal expression of what rocked my world and what I believe is important in terms of the growth of the iPhone as a serious handheld gaming device. SPOILER NOTE: I've placed a text transcript of the audio below the video. If you'd prefer not to spoil things, don't scroll down too far ;) 2010 was, for iOS device users, a crazy year packed with highlights that ranged from incredible highs to disturbing…


Space Hedgehogs vs. Space Cacti Review

Review Sad Cat Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Space Hedgehogs vs. Space Cacti Review

Attempting to improve on the elegant simplicity of Galcon Labs' real-time Risk style gameplay is no easy task, but titles like Civilizations Wars and Modern Conflict have certainly held their ground. Space Hedgehogs vs. Space Cacti by Sad Cat Software adds a 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) like features to the mix, and while it's not Master of Orion, you'll still need to outwit and outplay your opponents while balancing your resources for research. Forces can be deployed to…

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Mad Skills Motocross Review

Review Turborilla By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Mad Skills Motocross Review

If you never had a chance to play the classic motocross racer 'Excitebike' back in the day then you may have missed out on a genuinely (and I'm sorry to say it) exciting racer that challenged players with its semi-realistic style that rewarded players that carefully managed their bikes instead of simply smashing the accelerator. Mad Skills Motocross by Turborilla feels like a serious revival of this classic racer, pitting players against AI opponents while using minimalistic controls t…

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Garage Inc. Review

Garage Inc. Review

Sure you may have powdered a few noses, treated a few people to spas and served them tasty food in the past, but have you pulled up your sleeves to repair some vintage vehicles? Garage Inc. by Breakthrough Entertainment is a management style title with a classic twist and you'll have to work heard to break out of your debt with the local mobsters. After taking a loan from his cousin, Angelo Marito opens up a garage in Chicago and shortly thereafter is told about where that money came…

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Twisted Fates Review

Review Lewis Pugh By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Twisted Fates Review

Every now and then a game crops up that serves as a reminder of how powerful it can be to break up a game in to short, challenging chunks. Those who have played games like N+ or Super Meat Boy will know what I'm talking about and while Twisted Fates by Leuvsion isn't as polished or as challenging as other titles, its unique style of platforming is served well by the bite-sized levels. One thing that fails to escape notice is the cartoonish Manga-inspired visuals featuring well-endowed…

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Clumsy Bob Review

Review Clickgamer.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Clumsy Bob Review

Clumsy Bob by Flygames and Clickgamer takes a somewhat odd approach to the 'endless' gameplay style by turning the Doodle Jump gameplay on its side, forcing the titular character Bob to constantly bounce on clouds while collecting bonuses to increase the final score. All you'll need is a steady hand and a bit of spare time as you tilt your iDevice to control the momentum of your cartoonish elephant on his journey. Various enemies must be avoided to prevent being consumed whole and oth…

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Bouncer Boot Out Review

Review 5th World Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Bouncer Boot Out Review

In the first iOS outing for Brisbane based developer 5th World Media, you get to try your hand at punting people out of a queue as the resident super-bouncer extraordinaire. It's a thankless job, but learning who should and shouldn't make it in to the club will ensure that everyone inside remains happy, so someone has to do it. 'Booting' people out of the line is as simple as flicking the character with your finger, however much like a real queue, as soon as a space is created people…

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Red Gun Review

Review Damatha Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Red Gun Review

Thanks to some power-house titles in the Arcades, 'rail shooters' have split in to several different paths, varying in style from something as simple as being able to kill enemies in one hit, to requiring skill shots or utilizing a cover system to survive punishing attacks. Red Gun by Damatha Studios takes an odd approach by pairing bullet-soaking enemies that constantly hide with limited ammunition and a sluggish cover system that can be hard to master. It's a deadly combo that makes…


FluOrama Review

Review PixelAmmo Corp. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
FluOrama Review

Wrangling germs may not sound like a particularly interesting or exciting job, but in FluOrama by Pixel Ammo you'll have to do just that as you seek to correct the mistake of a clumsy scientist who dropped a dangerous concoction of bacteria. On each stage you'll be timed and scored according to how efficiently you can manage to collect all the bacteria currently bouncing around the level and enclosing them in the goal that's provided. To do this you can tap the screen, creating or des…

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Bug Heroes Review

Review Foursaken Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Bug Heroes Review

The castle-defense and twin-stick action genres have taken a beating for some time now, sharing their high points and low points as developers scramble to put their own spin on the concepts. Bug Heroes by Foursaken Media seeks to combine the two while going that extra step by giving players the freedom to choose between three unique characters, each with traits and skills that can drastically change the feel of the game as you progress. After spending a small amount of time playing th…

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Inotia 3: Children of Carnia Review

Review Com2uS USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Inotia 3: Children of Carnia Review

The Inotia series of RPGs by Com2uS has never really been one to stand out from the crowd of Action-RPGs that have come to dominate the App Store scene, innovating in small ways, but remaining relatively generic in its approach. Inotia 3: Children of Carnia continues in the same vein as its predecessors and while it has improved compared to the last two releases, it fails to do anything truly exciting. Where the previous title used a questionable touch-based system, Inotia 3 has retur…

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Altered Beast Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Altered Beast Review

SEGA have been busy in their mineshafts, digging down through the lower strata of their video game release bedrock and recently managed to recover and repackage a classic that just about everyone from the 90s should remember - Altered Beast. As a spirit summoned by Zeus to fight off the evil Neff you are able to to collect spirit balls in order to power up and transform in to were-creatures over five different stages. Each level scrolls automatically, forcing you to continually fight…

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Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Pandas Review

Review PAN Vision AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Pandas Review

Yes... I know what you're thinking. Don't say it - just don't. I get it OK? I mean we've been over this dozens of times before and I honestly don't think it's ever going to end, so we don't need to continually go on about it for every game. I mean... Pandas? How are they going to compete against Pirates and Ninjas and Zombies... am I right? But in all seriousness, Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Pandas (PvNvZvP) is what it is - a physics based puzzler involving things being shot at…

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Grimm Review

Review ROBOX Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Grimm Review

Grimm by ROBOX Studios is a quirky platformer that places style before gameplay, wrapping itself up in a cloak of macabre black and white Victorian-inspired etchings that are offset by the amusing premise of needing to control a carriage to return a lost baby back to its uncaring parents. The setting is quite bizarre, but charming at the same time and not unlike an abstract children's novel. This is further reinforced by the poetic musings between each level that act as story-bridge b…

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