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Disoriented! Review

Review Vortex Games, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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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Sticky Review

Review Clickgamer.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Sticky Review

Take two crazy scientists; add one abandoned lab; a dash of megalomaniacal hubris; and a whole lot of good intentions and you end up with Sticky, an orange blob who's sole existence seems to be in generating the goo he's made of. As results go, it's not exactly the infinite well of energy I'm sure they were after, but when another experiment goes wrong it's up to the blob to keep the messy black-goop under control. In each level you'll need to guide Sticky around the screen, bouncing…

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JellyCar 3 Review

Review Disney By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
JellyCar 3 Review

The JellyCar series has finally spawned a new sequel and unlike 2009's deviation in style, this release by Walaber and Disney has returned to the whacky time-trial racing in the (now) free original title. With little more than your moxxy, a world made out of jellow and a few power-ups, you'll need to take on a variety of levels in an attempt to complete them in the fastest time possible. Tapping the sides of the screen will accelerate or brake in the direction indicated, while tipping…

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The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot Review

Review Halfbot By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot Review

Don't mind the déjà-vu, it's not just you - we've been here before... quite literally; though this time The Blocks Cometh has been released by its original creators from Halfbot. However the developers aren't without their sense of humor and what started out as a relatively simple, yet fun Flash game, has bloomed in to a collaborative work that has partnered up several companies in an effort to create something wonderful. Much like The Incident from late last year, you'l…

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Poker With Bob - Live Hands-On Preview

News By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 10 months ago
Poker With Bob - Live Hands-On Preview

There was a point at which Poker (especially Texas Hold'em) was nigh-on impossible to avoid - but not without good reason... it's a fun game to play, especially with friends. Video games went a long way to provide an experience similar to that of playing with real people, but in many cases it either lacked personality or was intentionally obtuse to add difficulty to the game. Poker With Bob by Scary Robot strips things back by pitting you against a single opponent, 'Bob', but in a neat twist he has been professionally animated by industry specialist Dustin Adair to not only add life and realism to the character, but to provide a bit of humor as well. The game's set to launch on Friday the…