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Thief Lupin! Review

Review BLUE WIND By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Thief Lupin! Review

Thief Lupin! by BLUE WIND exists in a bizarre world of its own that seems to be built out of polarizing forces. Let me qualify that in saying that for each aspect of this game that is absolutely fantastic, one equally terrible or frustrating aspect seems to exist. Because of this, players will either come to love or hate Thief Lupin! depending on which positive or negative traits end up weighing the most for them. Sporting a 'single button' system of simply touching the screen, Thief…

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Road Blaster Review

Review Revolutionary Concepts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Road Blaster Review

It's never too long before the 'interactive movie' genre of games get a chance to shine again on newer media devices and after the previous porting of Cobra Command, developer Revolutionary Concepts has moved on to another Arcade title by Data East - Road Blaster. In what essentially amounts to a plot based around revenge, you'll take control of a lean-mean fighting machine as you attempt to take down the biker gang that killed your wife. Much like any interactive movie, the controls…

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Ebb Review

Review Infinite Lives By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
Ebb Review

Ebb by Infinite Lives fits within that strange pigeon-hole of shoot'em-up games otherwise known as abstract-shooters, however it takes things a step further and removes boss encounters out of the equation altogether, leaving you behind to clean up the mess of 'bullets' in your path. Much like Ikaruga and similar titles, you'll need to switch polarities (or in this case, colors) in order to absorb various enemies/bullets to score points. The bullet patterns are diverse and complex when…

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BeamOut Review

Review Under Clouds Studio LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
BeamOut Review

Frustration, thy name is Labyrinth. Though lets not forget that there's a satisfaction in overcoming the difficulties put before us, resulting in a fist pumping cry of joy as you exclaim your victory over developers who think they can defeat the humble 'gamer'. BeamOut by Under Clouds Games takes a different spin on the concept, giving you control over a lost UFO that needs to recharge to make its way home and you'll encounter more than a few difficulties in the process while attemptin…

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The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect Review

Review Gilligames By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 7 months ago
The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect Review

The act of wanting to play a turn-based strategy generally assumes a few personal traits of the person playing them, notably a sense of patience and a will to learn and understand rules and concepts that are generally counter-intuitive. Unfortunately 'The Pantheon Cycle: Shrouded Aspect' by Gilligames seems to assume you have a near infinite amount of patience and a very understanding persona to be willing to accept some of its quirks. First of which is the extended audio breaks betwe…

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Space Harvest Review

Review All-Seeing Interactive By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Space Harvest Review

It's best that you don't concentrate too hard on the story in Space Harvest by All-Seeing Interactive as it's liable to make your head hurt. Lets be honest, all I need to know in a real-time strategy (RTS) is what I need to harvest and who's trying to steal it from me - the rest is fluff to justify having crazy technology! So while you're sending off your harvesters to collect precious, precious mushrooms (don't ask) you'll need to amass a killer army of units to steamroll your way th…

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Pocket HalfPipe Review

Review NaffRobot By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Pocket HalfPipe Review

It may not be the next 'Angry Birds', but Pocket HalfPipe by NaffRobot is the kind of casual title that balances on a fine edge of skill and simplicity, resulting in a game that's immediately addictive even without the need for overly-complicated gameplay or multiple levels. There are three competitive modes along with a fourth free-skating mode to play in and the goal is to simply beat the score that has been set, unlocking a new item of clothing, skateboard or even a special move to…

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Mad Skills Motocross Review

Review Turborilla By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Mad Skills Motocross Review

If you never had a chance to play the classic motocross racer 'Excitebike' back in the day then you may have missed out on a genuinely (and I'm sorry to say it) exciting racer that challenged players with its semi-realistic style that rewarded players that carefully managed their bikes instead of simply smashing the accelerator. Mad Skills Motocross by Turborilla feels like a serious revival of this classic racer, pitting players against AI opponents while using minimalistic controls t…

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Garage Inc. Review

Garage Inc. Review

Sure you may have powdered a few noses, treated a few people to spas and served them tasty food in the past, but have you pulled up your sleeves to repair some vintage vehicles? Garage Inc. by Breakthrough Entertainment is a management style title with a classic twist and you'll have to work heard to break out of your debt with the local mobsters. After taking a loan from his cousin, Angelo Marito opens up a garage in Chicago and shortly thereafter is told about where that money came…

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Ramps Review

Review Backabit By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Ramps Review

Sometimes it seems as though everybody and their best pal has teamed up at some point to spit out another physics-based puzzler to grab a slice of the casual-audience pie. Ramps by Backabit has more of a history than most and instead of the usual fly-by-night animal-flinging adventure, you'll need to carefully position ramps to avoid the traps and obstacles to reach the level's exit. The ramps themselves are controlled by touch-and-drag elements on both ends and in the middle, allowin…

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UltraDeep Review

Review ViquaSoft Co., Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
UltraDeep Review

There's a reason why games that employ the 'endless' mechanic of games tend to be very hard - the longer you play, the more repetitive it feels and challenges provide obstacles worth overcoming. UltraDeep by ViquaSoft loses sight of this balance early on and you'll be reaching depths that are completely ridiculous even without the aid of gimmicky items that can purchased to 'aid' you. Tilting your iDevice will move your stick-figure spelunker back and forth, allowing you to fall off p…

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Floe — a little bear needs your help Review

Review Clickgamer.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Floe — a little bear needs your help Review

On the cute scale, 'Floe - a little bear needs your help' by Clickgamer rates about 8.4 Unicorns, or roughly 12.8 Fluffy Puppies in the metric system. I mean seriously, look at the icon and read the title again and tell me this isn't bordering on critical-mass amounts of cuddliness! Should you take up the challenge of helping out baby bear 'Flo', you'll need to defeat an increasingly complex series of sliding-block puzzles. Each of these puzzles are situated on a chunk of ice, with on…

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Geared 2! Review

Review Bryan Mitchell By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 8 months ago
Geared 2! Review

Geared captured the minds of many App Store users thanks to its unique puzzler style that combined a bit of trial and error with an easy to learn system of moving gears. Geared 2! by Bryan Mitchell and the team at PlayfulArt seeks to improve on this formula through one major improvement - the addition of a hamster. Sure, it may not sound like much, but let me just say how motivating it is to get a puzzle right and getting to watch that cute little lazy rodent being flung out of his ge…

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Football Manager Handheld™ 2011 (US and Japan) Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Football Manager Handheld™ 2011 (US and Japan) Review

There have been very few games I have actively sought not to play, but I'm almost loathe to admit that Football Manager by SEGA is one of them. I should perhaps caveat that this isn't because I dislike these intensely statistic based games; no, I just know how badly enthralled I am by them - once you're down the rabbit hole you can kiss just about everything else you had on your schedule goodbye. 'Handheld(TM) 2011' is the latest installment in the franchise and the second release for…

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Ultimate Mortal Kombat™ 3 Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 9 months ago
Ultimate Mortal Kombat™ 3 Review

To set the scene, the year is 1995 and the local Arcades had just upgraded from 1993's release of Mortal Kombat 2 to Mortal Kombat 3, soon to be upgraded yet again to Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. At the time, Midway were seen as some sort of evil-force incarnate for unleashing such a brutal and disturbing game on the world, but I didn't care, I was locked in a deadly bout between friends with unlimited credits and humiliating them with various Animalities, Friendship and Babeality codes t…

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