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Hook Worlds Review

Hook Worlds Review

Rocketcat Games has gained no small amount of fame thanks to introducing gamers to the adventures of the Hook brothers (Jake and Jakob) and quite a few of their friends, however for some the appeal was eventually lost once the brutal later stages of Hook Champ and Super Quick Hook were unlocked. Hook Worlds is the next and possibly final hook-racer (at least for now), however instead of grinding your way through increasingly complex levels, players can dive in to one of up to four uniq…

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Real Racing 2 Review

Real Racing 2 Review

While I could go on about the amazing visuals, the licensed vehicles and the clever career system of Real Racing 2 by Firemint, the thing that stands out the most is the online multiplayer. Pitching in to a race with 15 other players can be exhilarating and outside of the occasional disconnected player it's a frantic environment to test out your skills. The controls for Real Racing 2 are highly customizable, with options varying between tilt and touch based steering; automatic and man…

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DEAD RISING MOBILE Review

Review CAPCOM By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
DEAD RISING MOBILE Review

When you're stuck in a mall, surrounded by zombies and you're left with a mysterious letter that warns you of 15 super zombies responsible for the mess, then you're probably playing out another day in the life of Frank West, freelance journalist extraordinaire. DEAD RISING MOBILE by CAPCOM attempts to boil down the manic fun of its bigger console brother, but its shortcomings become apparent early on and it never manages to switch gears despite some interesting social features. Taking…

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Red Nova Review

Red Nova Review

It's surprisingly rare to find a title on the App Store that seriously considers the limitations of using a small touch screen, but Red Nova by Colin Walsh is amongst that rare breed and after a short while you'll be taking on alien hordes like the hero you're meant to be. The controls of your prototype fighter take some getting used to, especially if you've played one too many twin-stick shooters, and instead of simply zipping around and firing in all directions you'll have to conten…

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Max Adventure Review

Max Adventure Review

With the adults of the world all sucked up in to alien spacecrafts and nothing but an ocean of moxie and a discarded ray-gun, Max is left to save the kids of the neighborhood (and maybe even the world) in Max Adventure by Imangi Studios. Those familiar with twin-stick shooters will be able to jump right in and dispense justice to the invading hordes by using the usual setup of one stick for movement and one stick to shoot in any given direction. Power-ups can be collected for temporar…

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A Moon For The Sky Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
A Moon For The Sky Review

A Moon For The Sky by Bulkypix and Egg Ball follows in the wake of previous titles from the publisher like Pix'n Love Rush as a simple, yet amazingly refreshing arcade title that seems far more addictive than it has any right to be. I don't mean the last statement to be an insult as this basic game oozes enough charm to make coming back for more almost reflexive and when all you're doing is bouncing a moon on a trampoline it's hard to pinpoint why you keep hitting 'continue'. The 'moo…

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Clock Blocks Review

Clock Blocks Review

In a lot of puzzle games you're put up against a timer, attempting to either stay ahead of the curve or reach a solution before the time runs out. In Clock Blocks by 80d Games you have nothing but timers to contend with and once the game starts you're always just a few seconds away from needing to restart the challenge. Each 'puzzle' consists of a series of clock faces of multiple sizes, speeds and directions that need to be used as cannons to propel a ball around the screen. Once the…

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Super Blast 2 Review

Review exozet By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Super Blast 2 Review

It hasn't been terribly long since the release of Phantoom Entertainment's 'endless' arcade shmup title 'Super Blast' was released in the App Store, but the sequel has already dropped and Super Blast 2 packs a bunch of new features that out muscle its predecessor. Much like the original title the game is an endless adaption of a shoot'em-up where players face an immediate game over if a single enemy gets past them. However this isn't as hard as it sounds as you're outfitted with some…

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Scarlett and the Spark of Life: Scarlett Adventures Episode 1 Review

Scarlett and the Spark of Life: Scarlett Adventures Episode 1 Review

Traditional adventure titles are somewhat of a rarity these days and while the genre has survived thanks to casual hidden-object and even puzzle variations, there's just something far more satisfying about completing a game using your wits and logic while being absorbed in a great story. Scarlett and the Spark of Life by Launching Pad Games is the first episode in what will hopefully become a regular series as it's hard not to be entranced by this game's amusing and tongue in cheek sty…

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Word Freeze Review

Review GAMEBOTICS Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Word Freeze Review

It has been a while since we've delved in to the madness that is word-puzzle titles, so it's great to finally kick things off again with Word Freeze by GAMEBOTICS. While the basic 'word search' gameplay is nothing terribly new, players are confronted with the challenge of dealing with 'frozen' letters that can block and limit the work-space that you have available. Each letter is contained in a sliding block that can move with relative freedom and if players rotate the screen they can…

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Necronomicon Review

Review Lucidsphere Media, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Necronomicon Review

Like many others around the world, I have a passion for the work of H.P. Lovecraft and while his work has long since entered in to cliche for the horror genre, a giddy little shiver of glee always tingles down my spine when the Mythos is used in various media. Necronomicon by Lucidsphere Media attempts to bottle some of this blood-freezing terror in the form of a card game, however players are more likely to lose their sanity attempting to understand what to do instead of at the hands…

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Chrominance Review

Review Andrea Mazzini By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Chrominance Review

Chrominance by Andrea Mazzini and EFlat Games challenges players to mix their skills at timing and combining colors to score it large in this strange physics based arcade title. Orbs of paint will make their way on to the screen at regular intervals, but should they collide with another orb they'll combine and splatter over the background. To score you'll need to make sure this combination lands on the correctly colored background by swiping them around the screen and if you're playin…

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Stackster - Retro Brick Breaking Action is Back Review

Review Russ Kumro By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Stackster - Retro Brick Breaking Action is Back Review

It's no surprise that every now and then developers like to cast a line out to the past to see if they can't revive or reshape games that shaped the industry as we know it know, BIT.TRIP BEAT is just one such title. 'Stackster - Retro Brick Breaking Action is Back' by Russ Kumro makes no bones about its sources and while it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, it adds enough of a spin to this classic genre to help it to fit in with modern tastes. The game is situated in a vertical orien…

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EVAC Review

Review Hexage.net By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
EVAC Review

Pac-Man never had it this hard - sure it's no picnic trying to chomp your way through mazes while being chased by the undead, but it's not like he had spikes to contend with! Pink has a heck of a job ahead of him as he attempts to escape the clutches of Shadow in EVAC, but with a bit of foresight and a few power-ups you'll be able to turn the tide in your favor. Given that your only goal is to move your way around a neon 2D maze, the controls are kept equally simple with a simple dot…

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Doodle Lab101 Review

Review FunTribe By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 1 month ago
Doodle Lab101 Review

The 'doodle' in Doodle Lab101 is a bit of a misnomer (at least in App Store terms) and instead of a game that features grid-paper backgrounds with sketch-art sprites you actually get to doodle to solve its whacky physics-based puzzles. It's easy to be overwhelmed by the help text for Doodle Lab101, but all of its concepts are slowly introduced over the 70 currently available levels to make sure you're not completely out of your depth. Your main goal is to deposit specific elements in…

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