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The Donkey Test Review

The Donkey Test Review

Amongst the pantheon of puzzle types out there, nothing would have to be as frustrating and intriguing as the logic puzzle. Donkey by Soonio Productions turns logic puzzles into a sort of serial torture that you can't help but want to beat, and like Sisyphus rolling his stone you'll beat your brow coming back for more time and again. All you need to play Donkey is a calm mind and a light touch. All the puzzles require you to touch the correct answers (as they're presented) in order to…

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iEscaper! -Escape From the Ninja's Lair- Review

Review CELLNAVI By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
iEscaper! -Escape From the Ninja's Lair- Review

‘IEscaper! - Escape from the Ninja's Lair’ is a puzzle game that has players trapped inside a Ninja’s Lair and solving puzzles in order to escape. As the player progresses through the different levels, the puzzles get harder and traps that can kill the player become part of this deadly game. You control your character by tapping the screen in order to move and look around the room, reveal clues or solve puzzles. Items can be collected and stored in your inventory for…

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Pinball Fantasies Review

Pinball Fantasies Review

Pinball Fantasies brings arcade pinball machines to the iphone and ipod touch. There are seven different levels to chose from, each one having its own unique theme and traditional arcade sound effects. The controls for this game are basic. You tap the ball to launch it and then tap the left or right side of the screen to make use of the paddles. During gameplay there is a hidden menu that is a far-cry from being user friendly as it is almost impossible to find. This is not a major fau…

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BoXiKoN Review

BoXiKoN Review

Boxikon by Paul Burkey is an odd puzzle game, but that's not a bad thing at all when you're attempting to cram 74 different shape combinations in to a grid to score some points. Available for several years on PC and Mac, the iPhone version is a polished arcade puzzle game and delivers a Tetris come Bejeweled style of gameplay that's almost immediately addictive. Boxikon uses a drag and drop system that utilises a second finger to rotate the piece currently selected. While this can be…

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Wyrmhunter Review

Wyrmhunter Review

Wyrmhunter is a puzzle game for iPhone with gameplay almost identical to the 1972 game, Hunt The Wumpus. Players are sent to scout out the various tunnels in different asteroids for mining purposes. Unfortunately, giant and dangerous Wyrms are hiding in the caverns and it’s up to you to kill them before they kill you. You must navigate the tunnels safely and avoid obstacles like mini black holes and worm holes, as well as the deadly Wyrms. You begin in a room must choose a linki…

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Zombies vs. Sheep Review

Zombies vs. Sheep Review

Zombies vs. Sheep is a shooting gallery type game, where the player takes control of a sheep and shoots zombies, bats and other nasties in order to survive. You dodge attacks, shoot enemies, collect coins and upgrade your sheep to take on the ever growing attacks of the undead. You control your sheep by tilting the iPhone to move, shoot zombies by tapping the screen and shaking the iPhone or tapping a button to reload. The controls are simple to use and makes gameplay challenging when…

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A Doodle Flight - Draw/Import your own plane! Review

Review j2sighte By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
A Doodle Flight - Draw/Import your own plane! Review

A Doodle Flight is a top-down flight shooter which has players attacking a number of different enemies and obstacles. The draw of this game however, is that players are able to draw and create their own planes in the edit menu. The game can be controlled three ways, tilting the iPhone to move your plane, dragging your finger to move the plane or a combination of the two. Players shoot automatically as well, meaning they are free to focus on movement and avoiding enemy attacks. There i…

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Car Mania Review

Review Origin8 By Damian Chiappara, 5 years ago
Car Mania Review

Car Mania is a management style game similar to games like Harbour Master or Railroad Madness. You must direct inner city traffic through various paths to each coloured destination. You increase your score by getting cars safely to their destinations and must try to keep the drivers road rage meter down for as long as possible. If this meter fills up then it’s game over. You control the flow of cars by tapping on a car to select it and then dragging a path along the screen for t…

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Ranch Rush Review

Ranch Rush Review

Ranch Rush is another time management game hitting the iPhone. You play Sara, who decides to start up a farmer's market to make enough supplemental income for her flower business to ward off land developers. In the eight weeks of gametime, you have to fill orders daily by growing vegetables, tending to animals and doing it all as fast as possible. Like most games in the genre, everything is done with the press of a finger, and commands can be queued in succession. During each day, you…

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Subway Shuffle Review

Subway Shuffle Review

Subway Shuffle is a puzzle game where players must move their train cart across the tracks to get to the end of the level. However, players must move other train carts out of the way in order to clear a path for them to do so. Players control their carts by sliding them along the tracks using their finger. Carts are restricted to their respective coloured tracks and cannot move across other tracks, so players will need to juggle different coloured carts in order to clear a path for yo…

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Farm Frenzy Review

Farm Frenzy Review

Farm Frenzy is a management strategy game where players must take control of a farmyard and fulfil each level's various tasks in the allotted time. Stars are earned based on the speed of which levels are finished and levels can be repeated for extra stars. Players earned stars can then be used to purchase new upgrades for their farms. The controls are all touch and tap based, you control the all kinds of production by tapping on different buildings and order new animals by tapping on…

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SurrounDEAD - EP3: Barrels go BOOM! Review

SurrounDEAD - EP3: Barrels go BOOM! Review

Have you ever pondered how you'd manage as a lone survivor against an ever increasing horde of incoming zombies while deciding to camp out in the middle of a road? Then SurrounDEAD has you covered, but even for those without such an elaborate fantasy this app by Handheld Games still remains an enjoyable rail shooter. You'll have three options of moving your character around 360 degrees, either by tilting, using a slide button or for those with a 3GS you can literally turn around using…

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Cookie Pop® Classic Review

Cookie Pop® Classic Review

Cookie Pop Classic is a puzzle game where players must remove all blocks on the screen by using block patterns shown on the top of the screen. Players place these block patterns next to existing blocks to pop them and clear the level. Players must keep the levels clear and earn as many points as they can before the level timer ends. Players place their blocks by tapping on the level squares on screen. They must follow the pattern given otherwise extra blocks will be added to the level…

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Trism Review

Trism Review

Trism is a tile matching game that’s flips the usual puzzle game mechanics around - literally. Players must slide the different rows and columns to make a match of three or more gems. Once this is done, the remaining tiles from that column will slide into the empty gap. The tiles slide depending on the way players hold their iPhone as the game is gravity controlled. Players use their finger to slide each row around to try and match up tiles. You'll need to watch the small dial o…

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Bumper Stars - Addiction Alert! Review

Bumper Stars  - Addiction Alert! Review

Bumper Stars is a puzzle game where you take control of a morbidly obese beaver and must bounce around different levels collecting fruit. The aim of the game is to collect all fruit in under three shots, while hitting different bumpers to increase your highscore and keep moving. You control your beaver by dragging a line across your iPhone screen, and then releasing your finger to let him fly. He will bounce off any objects in his path and get more of a boost if he hits a bumper. Bonu…

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