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ChuChu Rocket! Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
ChuChu Rocket! Review

If you never had a chance to play ChuChu Rocket! the first time around on the Dreamcast, then you're in for a treat as SEGA have ported this title over for the App Store. This classic puzzle title of 'cat and mouse' antics takes a somewhat surreal twist as you attempt to help the mice (Chu-Chus) to escape the clutches of the hungry cats (Kapu-Kapu). Both the mice and the cats will run endlessly around in loops, turning to their right every time they hit a surface and you'll need to di…

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Age of Zombies™ Review

Review Halfbrick Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Age of Zombies™ Review

Monster Dash was only the start of the adventures of Barry Steakfries and now devotees of his monster-stomping ways can blast through time and space in Halfbrick Studio's latest release, Age of Zombies. At first glance, the game couldn't seem more conventional as you blast away at zombies with a pistol loaded with infinite ammo and maneuver your barely shaven hero around the screen with twin-stick controls. But then the little details start to shine through and what should be just ano…

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Rugby Nations 2010 Review

Rugby Nations 2010 Review

Some sports just don't seem to quite make the transition to video games well and while Rugby Nations 2010 by Distinctive Developments tries hard to capture the non-stop action of Rugby, the flow of the game feels jilted and it's hard to feel like you're completely in control. Rugby is a hectic game at the best of times and it can be hard to keep track of what is happening to each player at every moment, but the game makes up for this by giving players a handy indicator to show whether…

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Linkoidz Review

Review Retro Dreamer By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Linkoidz Review

It's so easy to expect a new three-match title to be nothing more than an elaborate redesign of those that came before it and while it may be cynical to think this way, the upside is that when someone does do something new it tends to stand out like a sore thumb. Linkoidz by Retro Dreamer dispenses with mere gem swapping and players will need to rearrange the field by plucking orbs from the bottom and feeding them back up again in order to create vertical stacks of three or more that…

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Phoenix Review

Review Firi Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Phoenix Review

UPDATE: Sometimes it only takes a small change to make a big impact and the updates released for Phoenix have made it a definite must-have for shooter fans; providing a polished level of skill-based gameplay that's appealing thanks to its dynamic difficulty system. Changes to the power-up system add a new layer of depth for hardcore gamers to master and at this point it's safe to say Phoenix is definitely focused on appealing to this crowd instead of a broader audience. With this in mi…

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Galaxy on Fire 2™ Review

Review FISHLABS By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Galaxy on Fire 2™ Review

UPDATE (17th Feb, 2012): With update after update pushing Galaxy on Fire 2 further and further forward, there's no question that this title represents the best the platform has to offer in the Privateer-style of games currently available. From its numerous tweaks including visual overhauls and content updates (with Valkyrie), you'd be hard pressed to find a better example of the genre for handheld devices. As such a score deserving of these updates has now been awarded to Galaxy on Fir…

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BIG BAD Flower Review

Review BIG BAD BRUSH inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
BIG BAD Flower Review

The idea of a giant flower taking over the world by encasing them in bubbles and blowing them away is just so madcap that I wonder if the flower's name is Bob. Obscure references aside, in BIG BAD Flower by BIG BAD BRUSH you'll need to draw bubbles around your enemies, ranging from fluffy critters to aliens in space in an attempt to blow them away, permanently. At first the idea is seems sound, with creatures appearing at set locations that need to be encased before eliminating them,…

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Toyshop Adventures Review

Review Glu Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Toyshop Adventures Review

With the amount of physics based platformers on the App Store it seemed all but inevitable for a game to appear based on Little Big Planet. Toyshop Adventures by Glu is a freemium title where you'll explore various toy themed areas in order to reclaim the shop owner's lost marbles, making use of power-ups purchased with these marbles (or with your own cash) to reach the many hidden niches in each level. Toyshop Adventures doesn't mess around with the controls and players can move thei…

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Doug Brown Review

Review Avallon Alliance Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Doug Brown Review

If your day just isn't full of enough mini-games and you're not a fan of Noir-style movies or hard-boiled detective stories, then Doug Brown by Avallon Alliance might provide you with a brief moment of fun. For some reason best left unasked, your day as a detective has taken a turn for the interesting and you are faced with a series of odd-ball mini-games connected by a loose narrative string to justify the 30 seconds or less it takes to complete each one. These games range from strai…


Angry Birds Seasons Review

Review Rovio Entertainment Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Angry Birds Seasons Review

It's hard to argue against the popularity of a game like Angry Birds and with 195 levels to master it's a heck of a great purchase. However it seems odd that the Halloween special edition has been released separately and for the same price as the original you get less content with no real change to the formula. If you're already addicted to Angry Birds then you'll hardly need an introduction to the physics-based gameplay, however if you're one of the few iDevice owners that still hasn…

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Reckless Racing Review

Review Pixelbite By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Reckless Racing Review

The top-down racer has always been a great way to feed your motor lust when you're not quite in the mood for something more serious. Jostling your way up the pack while lazily drifting your way around large winding tracks has a strangely satisfying appeal and Reckless Racing by Electronic Arts does a great job of filling that 'not quite serious' racing category just perfectly. Initially players are given the option of playing around with one of several control setups, either using a c…

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Captain Bombom. Review

Review Toropot Co, LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Captain Bombom. Review

Captain Bombom by Toropot is yet another twin-stick shooter to throw on the pile, but before you discount it off-hand it's great to see a developer that tries to keep things flashy and exciting in an attempt to really stand out. Unfortunately it feels like everything including the kitchen sink has been thrown together in one large mix and it's easy to become overwhelmed early on by what's happening. To kick things off the movement seems to be bugged at the moment and the detection on…

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MMA by EA SPORTS™ Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
MMA by EA SPORTS™ Review

Games that feature genuine fighting aren't easy to emulate thanks to the incredible amount of variety skill that goes in to these bouts. MMA by EA Sports is perhaps one of the best, if not the only game that tries to capture mixed martial arts in a way that feels authentic while still controlling comfortably for iDevices. To pull this off, players will need to master a handful of controls that, depending on the style of fighter you're using, will initiate one of a handful of attacks.…

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Attraxxion Review

Review Runaway Creations, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Attraxxion Review

Physics based puzzles have become a fairly standard title on the App Store and trying to stand out isn't always easy, especially when some top selling titles have held the limelight for so long. Attraxxion by Runaway Creations takes a decidedly different direction with its puzzle gameplay and instead of flinging objects past or around planets or trying to smash down a building, you're tasked with creating planetary objects to fill your quota. That's right, you're a robot that has been…

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JETMonkey Review

Review Fan Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
JETMonkey Review

JETMonkey by Fan Studio is a side-scrolling endless title of a sort and while it's not perfect it certainly isn't lacking for creativity. In an attempt to colonize Mars to keep his banana's alive, the titular JETMonkey leaves a war-torn Earth and must fight the alien hordes for his right to farm. Developer Fan Studio has set out a long-term plan for their game, but for their initial release you'll get to take your monkey (though he does look more like an ape - perhaps I'm just being p…

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