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Home » Apps with tag 'simple game'

Smash Hit Review

Review Mediocre AB By Alex Beech, 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Smash Hit Review

If we had to invent a genre label for Smash Hit, we'd have to go with endless-shatterer. It's a fitting title for a game which involves flying unendingly forward through a world of glass, using marbles to shatter any obstacles in your path. This is harder than it sounds, however. Colliding with any object in the world sees you dropping ten of your marbles. Once they are all gone, it's game over. Thus selective and judicious hurling is what is required to successfully navigate fr…

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Fast-paced join-the-dots game Glint is out now on iPhone and iPad

News By Alex Beech, 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Fast-paced join-the-dots game Glint is out now on iPhone and iPad

Yesterday saw Glint, a colourful, fast-paced game of join-the-dots, hit the App Store. Initially, all Glint asks you to do is use your finger to connect colourful dots. Any combination of two or more dots will disappear when you swipe across them. The aim to clear the screen quickly enough to prevent the play area from overflowing. The initially gentle pace does not last long, however. You soon be swiping against the clock, playing for time by ushering smaller, uncollectable dots into the hole at the bottom of the screen.  Eventually, you'll have to manage explosive dots, collectible rings, and score multiplying power-ups. Glint is a good example of how the simplest of concept…


Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider Review

There are few games that try to utilise the periodic table as a gameplay mechanic. Bytesized Studios has done just this, howeve,r with Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider, a collect-'em-up that mixes elements from Ikaruga, Osmos, and basic chemistry. Starting as tiny a hydrogen molecule, your aim is to build the little element up from Helium to Lithium, right the way  to Ununoctium, the largest theoretical element. To do this, you must gather positive and negative energy charge…


Boulder Dash®-XL™ Review

Review HeroCraft Ltd. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Boulder Dash®-XL™ Review

The original Bourder Dash is one of those games that most people who played games in the 80s and early 90s should be very familiar with. Not just that it was ported to every system imaginable, but because there were a million knock-offs as well. In the end, it was the same simple game. Walk around in the dirt, gather gems and avoid getting crushed by the boulders once you moved under them, thus triggering a rockslide. The levels were often part reflex action game, and part puzzle, as y…

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Super Hexagon Review

Review Terry Cavanagh By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Super Hexagon Review

Sometimes the simplest titles can be the hardest to review. When there's depth, it can take a large paragraph or two to explain the mechanics at play, but on the opposite end, you may be clambering for anything to fill space. If it hasn't been given away yet, Super Hexagon by Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV fame is a very simple game. One shouldn't take that as reason to overlook this title however, for we have a word for when simplicity meets quality, and that word is elegance. At the menu…

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Flip’s Escape Review

Review Shaun Inman By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Flip’s Escape Review

Warioware introduced us to the idea of the micro arcade game, in that you only had a couple of seconds to work out what you needed to do, and then accomplish that task to the best of your ability. These games usually revolved around one very simple mechanic and once you got the hang of it, there were options to see how far you could get. I bring this up because at its heart, Flip's Escape is reminiscent of those micro arcade experiences, and really, it's only once you work out how the…

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Bucketz Review

Review PICNICHIPPO By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Bucketz Review

Sometimes you just have to admire the level of dedication given to certain aspects of a game. Often it's the attention to detail in the programming, wowing the player with intriguing answers to the question of “hmm, I wonder if I can do this”. In Bucketz however, the dedication is in the level of commitment to the personalities of the characters in game. Not only are they are an amusing lot of sentient buckets with distinct characteristics, but every single level contains i…

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Billy the Painter Review

Review Lipasto Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Billy the Painter Review

Painting must have been a lot different in the 20s and 30s. If Billy the Painter has taught me anything, it's that painting is as easy as splotting down a dab of color, and watching it expand until the area you were painting has been covered completely. Of course a game element has to be introduced, so if the paint touches the edges and blends with the areas already painted, a life is lost. What? You're telling me that paint doesn't work that way? Ah well, it still makes for a simple a…

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Chasing Yello Review

Review Tactile Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Chasing Yello Review

Do you remember that horrific animal-destroying child from Pixar's Finding Nemo? Now imagine you're a fish living in the home of a similar child and you're presented with one opportunity for escape - the river just outside your window. Would you take it? Even if you knew there was a slim chance of survival? Is the risk worth it for freedom? Philosophy aside, you can help Yello in his attempt to escape the clutches of a crazy young-girl by dashing along a twisting and dangerous river-ra…

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Captain Antarctica Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Captain Antarctica Review

Taking the name at face-value, I had no idea what to expect from FDG Entertainment's latest acquisition, Captain Antarctica. A shield-slinging polar bear did flash across my mind momentarily, but the reality was just as amusing and if you'll forgive me for saying so, incredibly cute too. There are villainous foes to defeat in the depths of the sea and it's your job as an avenging penguin to strap on a rocket, eat as many fish as you can to power it up and turn yourself in to a living…

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Cthulhu Saves the World Review

Review TinkerHouse Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Cthulhu Saves the World Review

It has taken two years since first appearing on the XBLIG store, but Zeboyd's Cthulhu Saves the World has finally dropped on to iOS devices thanks to TinkerHouse Games. In an effort to keep the game as in-tact as possible, the controls are the only major change made to the game, though fans of this retro-RPG love letter will have no problem jumping in and causing havoc all over again. For those not familiar with this JRPG-ish title, you play as Cthulhu, the Lovecraftian terror…

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Mad Acorn Review

Review APD Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
Mad Acorn Review

[Mad Acorn was featured as the Mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 22nd of June, 2012] Despite my personal belief that Mad Acorn by APD deserves a much larger review, I can't begin to express just how unexpectedly perfect this title ended up feeling upon first playing it, so it's probably best I keep things short. The game, which is ostensibly a rhythm title, is the first in the developer's new TapTap Comix project, providing interactive artistic collaborations. Combining…

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Zombie Quest - Mastermind the hexes! Review

Review Pavel Tarabrin By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Zombie Quest - Mastermind the hexes! Review

We've seen a lot of games involving zombies in our tenure as reviewers, and most of them are pretty much the same. After all, the zombie is a great opponent in an action game. They're slow, there's a lot of them, and most importantly, they're not human. It's been a while since there's been a unique take on zombies in the app store, but Zombie Quest – Mastermind the Hexes most definitely fits that description. More a monster game than a zombie game, but what we have here is a stra…

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Score! Classic Goals Review

Review First Touch By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 4 months ago
Score! Classic Goals Review

Even those of you who aren't fans of the closest thing to a world sport we have in football (or soccer as it is also known), should be able to admit the most exciting part of the game is the goals. Now of course this is partly due to them being such a rarity, but it's also due to the combination of skill, strategy, and just the right dash of luck for everything to come together and wow the crowds. Score! Classic Goals is a football game that focuses on recreating the most famous goals…

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Airport Scanner Review

Review Kedlin Company By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Airport Scanner Review

Airport security get a bad rap. With the cost of airfare, and the stress of airports, the last thing people want is to wait in a long queue to have their belongings man-handled and their privacy violated. Still, there are those who wish to sneak dangerous things passed the x-ray sensors, and now through the fun of your iPhone and Airport Scanner, you can catch these hooligans out and bring them to justice. Security has to be balanced with efficiency however. For each plane of passenge…

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