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The Saboteur™ Review

Review Hands-On Mobile By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 6 months ago
The Saboteur™ Review

The Saboteur, released by EA for major consoles was received with mild interest. Set in 1940's occupied France, you play Sean Devlin on his quest for revenge against the Nazis. Hands-On Mobile has just released an iPhone version of the game, but just like its bigger brother on the 360 and PS3 it's a great game that just manages to miss the mark in every way. Sean is controlled from an angled top-down 2D perspective as he runs around causing general amounts of mayhem and destruction. A…

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Rat On The Run Review

Review Donut Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Rat On The Run Review

One of the biggest challenges in designing a game for a touch device is coming up with a way for the game to be played that feels natural. Platformers have toyed with free-running in the past and some like Canabalt have been immensely successful. Like others before them, Donut Games has taken free-running and made their excellent puzzle platormer Rat on the Run. The gameplay is entirely uncomplicated by pointless controls and only requires touching the screen to start moving and to ju…

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WordSearch Rush Review

Review We Are Colin By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
WordSearch Rush Review

It's not surprising how many word-search games are on the App Store thanks to it being a fairly well known and easy to implement puzzle for a touch device. However plenty of them suffer from either having huge grids that are a pain to read or lack any real fun game element. WordSearch Rush by We Are Colin tries to solve both of these problems while remaining true to the puzzle's more educational purposes. WordSearch uses 7x7 (and the occasional 8x8) to keep things easy to read without…

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Blast Off Review

Review Halfbrick Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Blast Off Review

Physics is your friend. That is to say, forces related to physics like gravity are a small comfort for those of us terrestrially bound. For those flying around tiny clusters of super-dense planetoids, black holes and white holes while rescuing the occasional astronaut, physics can be a royal pain in the rear-end. Blast Off by Halfbrick Studios is a physics based puzzle game that combines action elements to provide a devilish challenge. Blast Off uses a single-touch system, propelling…

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Zombie Recycling Inc. : Moldy Green Review

Review TECMO,LTD. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Zombie Recycling Inc. : Moldy Green Review

In a world gone mad; A land where Zombies roam the countryside; One company... one man has taken up the fight to ensure that Zombies don't go extinct. This is Tecmo's Zombie Recycling Incorporated. Moldy Green is the first of two games in the Zombie Recycling Inc. series and acts as an introduction to the game's mechanics without being too hard to complete. Your aim is to bounce your zombie's head throughout the level, avoiding dangerous traps on the way and landing it upright on to t…

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Funkyball Worlds Review

Review Handmark, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Funkyball Worlds Review

Sometimes it's frustrating to find that a new App that strives to be more than just a simple mechanic palmed off as the entire game itself. Funkyball Worlds by Handmark is a stand-out from the most other physics-based platformers thanks to its charming elegance that makes it easy to pick up and play, but hard to put down. The trick to Funkyball is all in the friction. Levels consist of a series of platforms that need to be navigated while avoiding traps as you charge your way to the g…

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Critical Wave Review

Review Grannies Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Critical Wave Review

Sometimes a game doesn't need to be too complicated to grab your attention. Critical Wave by Grannies Games may just be another twin-stick shooter with neon graphics, but with its unique gameplay and evolving level bosses it's hard to put down. The controls are streamlined for the touch device with no wasted buttons in odd positions. Special weapons are deployed either by touching the outside edge of your weapon control stick or double tapping the stick for a secondary special attack.…

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Pirates Plunder Slots Review

Review 616 Digital LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 7 months ago
Pirates Plunder Slots Review

Pirates Plunder by Pokie Magic is a vibrant new nautical themed slot machine for the App Store and as always it's another faithful adaption of a casino quality game. If you've never played a Pokie Magic slot machine game before there's not much to learn. It's a pick up and play game, which is obviously a good thing for a game designed for use in a casino. There's also an auto-play feature to assist on long stretches. The game's main feature mode unlocks a screen with treasure chests t…


Dizzypad - Frog Jump Fun Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 7 months ago
Dizzypad - Frog Jump Fun Review

Nimblebit seems to specialize in games of a simple premise that are hard to put down. Their latest effort Dizzypad is no different. You play a frog, and as a frog, obviously you are hopping from lily pad to lily pad. The problem arises when those lily pads won't stop spinning. How far can you get before the water claims you? When your frog faces the next lily pad, tap the screen to jump, and that's it! Lilys will turn in different directions, and skipping a lily pad on your hop will g…

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Kingdom of Gnester Review

Kingdom of Gnester Review

Bejeweled is without a doubt one of the most recognizable and widely accepted forms of digital catnip for the casual gamer. Kingdom of Gnester takes this basic form of three-match gameplay and combines it with an excellent platformer that's not only challenging but often full of irreverent humor to enjoy. The titular Gnester is on a quest to forge his own kingdom and by playing a three-match game you give him the powers necessary to complete his journey. Matched gems fuel different ab…

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Monkey Flight Review

Review Donut Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Monkey Flight Review

Banana fueled jet propelling farts, trampoline elephants and palm tree catapults... all this and more could be yours to enjoy if you try Monkey Flight by Donut Games. Ok, ok, perhaps it's not quite so compelling when you say it that way, but flinging a monkey is far more fun than it sounds. Monkey Flight is a high-scoring catapult game in the same vein as games like Crazy Penguin Catapult and scores you on the amount of fruit you pick up while bouncing around the screen. There are sev…

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Golden Vault Slots Review

Review 616 Digital LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Golden Vault Slots Review

Golden Vault Slots is yet another addition to Pokie Magic's collection of slot-machine games available for the App Store. But does the energetic opening music and images of golden vaults promise more than it can give? Like all Pokie Magic games the slot machine is driven by touch controls and sports an automatic play button if you're feeling a bit lazy. The special feature mode of the game requires a nimble hand and mind as you attempt to align locks to open the activated bonus vault.…


Shopping Cart Hero Review

Review MonkeyWantBanana By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Shopping Cart Hero Review

Fresh from its popular digs on the internet, Shopping Cart Hero (SCH) is based off Monkey Want Banana's second Flash-based game. With groupies in tow and a sombrero firmly wedged on your scalp SCH is a catapult style game with a twist. On top of the basic upgrading to launch faster, higher and further, SCH quickly adds a trick-based scoring system that really defines the gameplay. As you roll down your launch ramp you're provided with two checkpoints to boost your speed, affecting the…

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Across Age ™ Review

Review FDG Entertainment By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Across Age ™ Review

With so many different games in production for the App Store it's easy to see the experimentation that goes on, resulting in new or modified genres. Across Age is a fantasy Action-RPG from FDG Entertainment that's perfect for the platform and adds to the genre in an interesting way. Initially there's nothing too new about the controls of Across Age as it uses the standard virtual analogue stick and button combinations, but the game quickly introduces a character swapping mechanic that…

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Arodius - A Dual-Stick Shooter with Plentiful Power-Ups Review

Review Mobile Force By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 8 months ago
Arodius - A Dual-Stick Shooter with Plentiful Power-Ups Review

Sure, you could draw a parallel between the name Arodius and classic arcade shooter Gradius, but you'd be leading yourself astray. Despite some similarities to arcade shooters this latest release from Mobile Force is a great twin-stick shooter that's just begging to be your favorite. There are no strange controls to be had with Arodius as it sticks to the usual left-stick to move and right-stick to fire controls. A special weapon button appears at the bottom of the screen once you've…

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