Important information

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. By continuing to use our site, you consent to Steel Media's privacy policy.

Steel Media websites use two types of cookie: (1) those that enable the site to function and perform as required; and (2) analytical cookies which anonymously track visitors only while using the site. If you are not happy with this use of these cookies please review our Privacy Policy to learn how they can be disabled. By disabling cookies some features of the site will not work.


Home » Apps with tag 'casual'

Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Shaun the Sheep - Fleece Lightning Review

[This title was the Mini-review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 20th of April, 2012] Shaun is back once again, but this time he doesn't have is fellow wooly-friends in-tow. In fact he's going solo, sprinting at top speed to out-run the pigs to win the 'Fleece Lightning' competition. Each of the game's 80 levels will only take a few seconds to complete, but getting to the end isn't easy thanks to a host of hazards, not to mention the pigs themselves. Thankfully the controls are mor…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

PrismaPix Review

Review Kris Pixton By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
PrismaPix Review

There's a reason why we at AppSpy recently reviewed Kris Pixton's latest release in the Pathpix series - it was to act as a refresher or reminder of the developer's particular puzzling style. Ultimately it acts as a perfect introduction to an entirely new (relatively speaking) puzzling experience in the form of PrismaPix, and while it may feature the same core goals of PathPix, the gameplay itself is fresh and utterly engrossing. Mixing elements of games such as Minesweeper, Fill-a-Pi…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Fibble Review

Review Crytek GmbH By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Fibble Review

Crytek, better known for developing 3D game engines that push computers to their limits, have finally dipped their toes in to the casual gaming scene with Fibble. I say casual because it has all the hallmarks of a relaxing puzzle title, from it's excessively 'cute' presentation; simple drag and tap control scheme; and relatively limited amount of content... however it's anything but a simple game. You play as Fibble - a rubbery, bouncy alien attempting to find his crew and repair his…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Azkend 2 - The World Beneath Review

Review 10tons Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 6 months ago
Azkend 2 - The World Beneath Review

Traveling on a boat from Liverpool, England to New York, you find yourself swept up in a maelstrom and awaken beneath the waves, embarking on an adventure full of wondrous locations untouched and unseen by any explorer before. To back up this intriguing tale with gameplay, Azkend 2 takes the popular match three formula, adds its own unique spin, and throws in some easy hidden object diversion for good measure. The match three game is based around fixing or acquiring lost or broken obj…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Gridrunner Review

Review Llamasoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Gridrunner Review

Once again I brace myself for entering in to the hyper-stylized world that Llamasoft inhabits in order to get to grips with their latest release, Gridrunner. Don't be fooled though, this isn't the first time developer Jeff Minter has tinkered with his C64 and VIC-20 title (PC gamers may remember the insane remake from a few years ago), but in what seems like a surprising display of conservative design, the iOS release shares a lot of similarities with the original title. This is great…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Storm Strikers Review

Review Sunny Tam By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Storm Strikers Review

One should probably not play Storm Strikers by Sunny Tam early in the morning - then again I'm not at my greatest before I've had an unhealthy amount of coffee, so take this warning at face value. When you load this game up the face-meltingly challenging shooter experience should be no surprise at all (this is the developer behind Danmaku Unlimited after all), but persistence and skill is duly rewarded, firmly placing the game in the realms of the 'hardcore' gaming enthusiest. Much li…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Munch Time Review

Review Gamistry By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Munch Time Review

I hate to sound like a broken record, but if I'm going to talk about Munch Time from Gamistry, I'm also going to have to talk about it being a 'cute, 3-star, physics-based puzzler'. I say this as though it's a mark against Gamistry, the developer behind this title, but it's not - what it is, is an indicator of just how hard the game needs to work to pull ahead of a fiercely contended pack of games seeking to jostle for first place. Munch Time revolves around the super-cute chameleon u…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Pizza Vs. Skeletons Review

Review Riverman Media LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Pizza Vs. Skeletons Review

While I may not have emphasized it over my time at AppSpy, games like Wario-Ware  always seems to suck me in thanks to is ever-changing series of micro-games. When I saw that Riverman Media, the developers behind the gorgeously presented DeathFall and Ikaros, were releasing something in a similar vein, I just had to check it out. ... And almost immediately Pizza Vs. Skeletons managed to floor me. You're given three basic controls: tilt to move left and right, tap to jump (with a…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Diggin' Dogs Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Diggin' Dogs Review

In a world ruled by cute dogs, three adventurers will dig their way through hazardous caverns in order to retrieve the lost pirate-dog treasure, along with a few bones - because, you know, they might get hungry too! Diggin' Dogs by Soap Creative and Chillingo is a hard game to pin down despite bearing a striking similarity to similar treasure hunting titles of the past. You see, the dogs you control (as well as the environment itself) is subject to the physical influences of your iDev…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Ragdoll Blaster 3 Review

Review Backflip Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 7 months ago
Ragdoll Blaster 3 Review

If you can't beat'em, join'em - it seems to be a rallying cry for many titles of late and so it's no surprise to see Ragdoll Blaster 3, the latest release in Backflip Studios' flagship games, joining the 'cute and cuddly' revolution. We won't blame them though because the upside is the addition of four new 'ragdolls', each with their own unique skills to add to the game's already fun physics gameplay. One thing the shift from a stylized design to a friendlier 'cute' motif has changed…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Hank Hazard Review

Review Red Rocket Games, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Hank Hazard Review

It's hard to complain about 'yet another cute physics puzzler' when you're talking about a release from Chillingo, the publisher who is almost entirely responsible for the popularity of the concept. As such it's almost no surprise to note that Hank Hazard by Red Rocket Games fits this bill almost exclusively, however behind its cute exterior and 3-star item collection beats a fantastic little title that shares more with classics like Finger Physics than it does with Cut The Rope or Ang…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 1 Review

Review Telltale Inc By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 1 Review

There's an assumption at play here with Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Ep 1 (otherwise known as Ice Station Santa): you need to have not already played it on any of the other platforms it has already been released on, which is no easy thing considering its initial PC release was in late 2007. However, hardcore Sam & Max fans; adventure game enthusiasts; and those not yet introduced to the whacky duo may still find themselves compelled to give this short and sweet title a run f…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Paper Monsters Review

Review Crescent Moon Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Paper Monsters Review

The recent release of Terra Noctis proved once more that not only are platformers still fun, but with the right tweaks they're perfect for iDevices. It seems that Crescent Moon Games and developer Robots vs Wizards were on the same wavelength when coming up with Paper Monsters, but instead of something akin to Yoshi's Island, this game channels simpler games of the era. This isn't the developer's first rodeo when it comes to platformers and you can see shades of their previous title D…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Puzzlejuice Review

Review Sirvo LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Puzzlejuice Review

If you haven't reached a comfortable state of equilibrium with common arcade titles that feature gameplay elements such as color-matching, word-finding or block tessellating, then I can only assume you're a very VERY recent convert to the world of gaming. Don't worry, you'll join the fold soon enough and if you're interested in getting there even faster you can play Puzzlejuice because it combines all three. The best part is it caters to those with only a few seconds spare; those who…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review

Greedy Penguins™ Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Greedy Penguins™ Review

I'm not the first person to point it out, but when did penguins become such a regular theme on the App Store? In any case, Greedy Penguins by Shamrock Games and Chillingo seemingly painted itself in to a corner by choosing to jump in to the 'cute, 3-star physics puzzler' arena and decided to go the whole-hog. Don't mistake this for another Cut the Rope though - while similar concepts are in play, timing your drops to get the right fish to the right penguin isn't as easy as you'd think.…

Watch The Video Review Watch The Video Review