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Home » Apps with tag 'challenge'

Godzilla - Smash3 Review

Review Rogue Play, Inc. By Alex Beech, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Godzilla - Smash3 Review

We wonder what went through Rogue Play’s collective heads when they got the Godzilla licence. Given the leash of the world's most iconic building-mashing monster, we can’t work out at what point they felt that a match three puzzler would be the best fit. But while Godzilla - Smash3 may not offer the most apt use the king of lizards, it does offer some monstrous elements. Controlling Godzilla, you must battle the military, smash buildings, and defeat other monsters. While y…

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Table Tennis Touch Review

Review Yakuto By Alex Beech, 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Table Tennis Touch Review

Table Tennis is part of videogaming lore. From helping to popularise gaming with Pong back in 1972, to Rockstar's Table Tennis for the Xbox 360, the tabletop sport has a long and gloried history with gaming. Now, developer Yakuto has brought Table Tennis Touch to iPhone and iPad, a game that delivers one of the most faithful interpretations of the sport we have seen. The controls are simple and intuitive. Swiping upwards towards an approaching ball will return it, while jerking the p…

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Superfrog HD Review

Review Team17 Software Ltd By Alex Beech, 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Superfrog HD Review

Some things - including old and beloved games - are often better left in the past. It isn't that these games were rubbish when they were originally made, rather gaming’s constantly evolving nature leaves many games feeling like relics. Team 17’s Superfrog HD is a perfect example of this. The problems span issues with both the original 1993 Amiga release of Superfrog, and this new HD remake. Take the controls. Not one of the three interface options provide a decent re…

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Bridge Constructor Médiéval Review

Bridge Constructor Médiéval Review

Mechanically, Bridge Constructor Médiéval adds very little to the existing Bridge Constructor formula. As before, building your bridge to cross the game’s various chasms is a simple process of selecting the desired materials from the menu and then tracing them into existence within a virtual grid. You have to work within a budget, making the construction process a little more tricky, especially if you want to achieve each stage’s more challengi…

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AngerForce - Strikers Review

Review Screambox By Alex Beech, 4 months ago
AngerForce - Strikers Review

If you have ever played a shmup then AngerForce - Strikers will hold few surprises. It's a familiar story: a series of vertically-scrolling levels which have you tracing your craft's path a halestorm of bullets, trying to destroy any enemies in your way. AngerForce you offers three characters to choose from, each with their own special attacks. Which you select will be dependent on your play style, with characters like the robot offering powerful laser attacks that do huge d…

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Epidemic sim Plague Inc. gets new scenarios and difficulty mode

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Epidemic sim Plague Inc. gets new scenarios and difficulty mode

Plague Inc.’s latest "Mega" update adds four new scenarios, and an additional Mega-Brutal difficulty mode, to the game's disease-ridden playground. The new difficulty level brings the game’s hardest challenge yet. Random medical checks will now be in place, along with research and tech improvements, to fight your attempts to infect the globe. This will require you to constantly adapt your disease if it's to stand a chance of successfully eradicating humanity. To further test the resilience of your illness, Plague Inc.’s four new scenarios will have you facing a host of challenges. These include trying to adapt and survive in a world of artificial organs, and even trying&n…


Monument Valley Review

Review ustwo™ By Alex Beech, 4 months, 1 week ago
Monument Valley Review

It would be easy to describe Monument Valley as an interactive M.C, Escher lithograph. But, while the game's topsy turvy environments certainly owe much to the Dutch artist’s work, giving you the ability to interact with a world of perspective-bending vistas, it is more than just a clever picture come to life. The aim of the game is to guide Princess Ida to the top of a series of towers. There are ten stages to complete, each containing a unique piece of architecture t…

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Instantion Review

Review Travis Fincaryk By Alex Beech, 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Instantion Review

Like many of the best teachers, Instantion doesn't tell you the answers. From the very beginning, the 2.5D action puzzler is quite happy to leave you struggling with challenges, in the expectation that you'll eventually suss them out for yourself. This fits neatly with the game's virtual wire-frame world, which gives you the sense you're running simulated experiments under laboratory conditions. You have to hop your avatar over obstacles, and activate doors and bridges to get to…

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Word Monsters Review

Review Raketspel AB By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Word Monsters Review

Rovio's latest addition publishing adventure is the fiendishly tricky word game Word Monsters. Developed by Raketspel, this free-to-play puzzler blends wordsearch gameplay with gravity manipulation, creating a game that demands fast thinking and forward planning. You have to find all of the words in each of Word Monster's tile puzzles. Each round has a theme - one may have you searching for animals, while another will be spent locating girls' names. This does make things tricky at fir…

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Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

News By Alex Beech, 4 months, 4 weeks ago
Star Trek-themed roguelike Star Command is currently on sale

Warballoon’s enterprising take on the roguelike genre, Star Command, has just had its price cut on the App Store. Star Command wears its sci-fi influences on its sleeve. You must take control of a starship as it explores the galaxy, helping those in need and battling any blood thirsty speicies you encounter. As you upgrade your ship new abilities and crew are unlocked, all conveniently colour coded in true Star Trek fashion. As you meet hostile species you will find yourself battling them both inside and outside the ship. You will have to repel invaders utilising all kinds of devious tactics, while trying to build enough power for your lasers blast their ship from the sky. T…


Loco Motors Review

Loco Motors Review

Loco Motors is a car-construction puzzle game that fully embraces the wackiness of its own premise. The aim is to build cars to complete races and challenges, with the game putting very few limits one what you can construct. This proves as much as a curse as it is a blessin,g as, while you struggle with the game’s various physics based puzzles, you constantly feel like you might be missing a more elegant solution. Each map has six challenges, and successfully solving each of the…

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CLARC Review

Review Matthias Titze By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
CLARC Review

CLARC is a block puzzler wrapped in the strangely sympathetic tale of a small repair droid trying to save the world and find love.  After an explosion takes out an entire block of the Martian colony he calls home, CLARC is charged with repairing the damage. Before long the little machine finds itself falling in love with a missile, and trying to save the planet from the invading forces of M.O.T.H.E.R. To achieve all of these goals, CLARC has a single tool at his disposal: the ab…

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Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

News By Alex Beech, 5 months ago
Sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. currently on sale on the App Store

Curve Digital Games fantastically sneaky platformer Stealth Inc. has just had it price slashed, meaning you can now steal a copy for just 99p / 99c. Guiding a tiny clone around a lethal laboratory maze of death, your only goals in Stealth Inc. are to survive and escape. Leaping and sneaking through each levels’ various puzzles, you will have to stick to the shadows as you deactivate all the traps and avoid traps on your way to the exit. It is challenging fun,as the ingenious puzzles require a blend of insight and experimentation to solve. Luckily, the game’s impressive art direction means that you have all the information you need to solve each challenge. This extended…


Sometimes You Die Review

Review Philipp Stollenmayer By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week ago
Sometimes You Die Review

Describing Sometimes You Die is surprisingly tough. Reducing it to its mechanical elements does the concept a disservice. However, recounting journey runs the risk of ruining the various twists and meta-commentaries contained within it. It asks you to think about what a game is, what you consider fun, and what you are prepared to endure in the name of entertainment. That may sound pretentious - and at its heart Sometimes You Die is just that - but it is none the worse for it…

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TriBlaster Review

Review Bulkypix By Alex Beech, 5 months, 1 week ago
TriBlaster Review

If you've ever seen the 1981 arcade game Tempest in action, then TriBlaster’s influences will be immediately apparent. The new tube shooter utilises the same visual style and gameplay mechanics as the Atari classic, but it does so with enough flair to make it feel fresh. TriBlaster's early stages look like you are standing at the blocks of a neon-soaked 100m race track. As you progress though the levels, the shape of these stages begins to warp and twist to awesome effect,…

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