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Home » Apps with tag 'challenge'

Asphalt 7: Heat Review

Review Gameloft By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 9 months ago
Asphalt 7: Heat Review

It seems to be taking many small incremental changes, but the Asphalt series by Gameloft is slowly approaching something akin to the coin-swallowing racers that still dominate modern arcades. Gorgeous in its presentation, utterly unrealistic in its racing, but still challenging thanks to fierce AI opponents, Asphalt 7: Heat keeps things simple, but nails the mindless fun inherent in the genre. Each of the 15 eye-popping stages feature a range of hidden, and not so hidden short-cuts th…

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Fish Heroes Review

Review Craneballs Studios LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Fish Heroes Review

In Fish Heroes, the fish of the world are being captured and canned en masse by the shark Mafia and it's up to a crack team of heroes to literally topple their organization. What? Did you expect anything more rational from a game modeled from the likes of Angry Birds? The physics-based flinger has been once again thrown in to the third dimension, though unlike the recent Catapult King, players are given far more control over the direction and angle of their shot as the entire level ca…

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Disco Kitten Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Disco Kitten Review

One should always read a game's description with a pinch of cynicism, if only to save yourself the disappointment that comes from false expectations. Disco Kitten markets itself as a unique rhythmic title, but in reality IJ Software and Chillingo's techno-kitty-themed game is more of a reflex tester than anything else. Once you shed the expectations of clever musical scores, strange patterns to replicate and other rhythm-game tropes, what you're left with is a title that soars above m…

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Eager Beaver Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Eager Beaver Review

I'll simply mention the awkwardness that is the title of Eager Beaver by Gamagio and Chillingo and simply leave it at that. Thankfully the game has absolutely nothing to do with the gutter-mind interpretation and everything to do with its literal interpretation as you control Edgar, the only beaver who seems to enjoy creating dams with the help of junk laying about and his trusty wooden fork-lift. As you can imagine, your time will be taken up by the task of building dams with the fix…

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Pocket Planes Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Pocket Planes Review

There's something already naturally addictive about simulation titles no matter the level of complexity involved in them. From the largest cities to the lowliest of farms - if it requires efficient development, people will find themselves coming back for more. The freemium model has exploited this human weakness, but not all games are created equal and NimbleBit are back on the scene with their latest title, Pocket Planes. Initially, players are handed the reins of a small, but well e…

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Catapult King Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Catapult King Review

[This title was featured as the Mini-Review for the Friday News Wrap-Up for the 15th of June, 2012] In our time we've seen a lot of box-smashing, enemy crushing, physics-flingers come and go - some have succeeded, at least temporarily, while many others fall under the weight of trying to be another Angry Birds. Catapult King by Wicked Witch takes the gameplay to the third dimension, something that's relatively rare as it is, but also manages to pair it with incredibly fine-tuned contr…

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Bridge Constructor Review

Bridge Constructor Review

When approaching a genre that is already quite niche and well represented by a few shining titles, it behooves a new entry to bring something new to the table. Bridge Constructor by Headup Games makes its mark by challenging players to make bridges that occasionally feel less than intuitive despite the generally realistic physics applied to them. The first major challenge you'll have to overcome is in the actual construction of the bridges themselves, with anchor points being the only…

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Pettson's Inventions Review

Review Filimundus AB By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Pettson's Inventions Review

Pettson and Findus are the stars of a series of successful children's books written and illustrated by Swedish author Sven Nordqvist. Pettson is a strange old farmer and Findus is his cat who walks on two legs and wears green-striped pants. In Pettson's Inventions, Findus wants to be able to fly, but they don't have the necessary parts to launch the frisky feline into the wild blue yonder, so Pettson asks the player if they will help find the parts by crafting other inventions to solve…

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Project 83113 Review

Review NCSOFT By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Project 83113 Review

While we most often associate the 'bullet-hell' moniker with shoot'em-ups, platformers have had more than their share of crazy screen-exploding weapons being discharged at the player. When a main character has four arms and nearly infinite ammunition, you can bet things are about to get crazy and Project 83113 by Fabrication Games and NCsoft manages to deliver. You play as 'Belle', the great hope of the 'organics' in their fight against the 'machines'. Simply put, your job is to blow…

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Ichi Review

Review Stolen Couch Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Ichi Review

Often a physics puzzler can be too fiddly with its positioning and line drawing isn't always precise depending on how large your fingers are, but tapping, now there's a control that works without fail. 'ichi' by Stolen Couch Games follows the golden rule of puzzlers - keep it simple, make it challenging. With only a single tap you can change the layout of each of the puzzle-room's elements, either rotating blocks; phasing them in and out of existence; or even creating temporary barrie…

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Rock(s) Rider Review

Review ECA-Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Rock(s) Rider Review

From time-trial racers to skill-based Trials HD-esque games, the App Store has surprisingly seen it all and in a number of guises. Rock(s) Rider by ECA-Games attempts to consolidate it all in to one title and the end result is a mixed one that doesn't live up to the same expectations of the inspirational games it wears its sleeves. This is no more evident than in the game's artistic presentation, mixing stylish and slick menus, and gorgeous industrial environments with signs that make…

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Little Things® Forever Review

Review KLICKTOCK By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Little Things® Forever Review

Some may remember KLICKTOCK for their recent and delightfully addictive time-waster 'ZONR', but those who own an iPad may remember them nest for something else entirely, 'Little Things'. Now after almost two years the sequel has finally arrived and adds polishes an already fun concept, albeit without adding to the game's basic formula. 'Blasphemy!' I hear you cry, but spare a thought for the iPhone gamer who has only been able to watch while iPad owners have enjoyed one of the best ey…

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Mega Run - Redford's Adventure Review

Review Get Set Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Mega Run - Redford's Adventure Review

Eventually there comes a time when a gamer automatically hesitates approaching a free-to-play game on the App Store, if only because they've been burned so many times in the past; be it for poor gameplay; outrageous IAP; or obtrusive advertising. But amongst the ever-increasing pile is the kind of rare game that flips the table and says, "If we make a good game, then they'll pay us." 'Mega Run - Redford's Adventure' by Get Set Games is a classic platformer in a way that few similar ti…

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Extreme Skater Review

Review Miniclip.com By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Extreme Skater Review

I guess there comes a point in any skateboarder's life when all the skate parks, half pipes, ramps, and grind rails just don't shine with the challenge of excitement that once was. One lucky skater was in the forest when a crystallized meteor crashed, not only giving him super powers, but converting the landscape into the extreme skate park of his dreams. Welcome to Extreme Skater. Each level is an obstacle course that ends with your skater reaching a chunk of crystal. The game starts…

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Virtua Tennis Challenge Review

Review SEGA By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 10 months ago
Virtua Tennis Challenge Review

Unlike so many who fondly remember Virtua Tennis from its heyday on the Dreamcast, I recall many a shiny dollar being pumped in to the machine at the local Arcade (or if I was lucky, a bunch of free plays during a lock-in night). Combining both the complexity of athletic Tennis and the simplicity of Arcade controls, it was a smash hit. Now on the iOS it has a chance to ensnare even more people, but as you'd expect it's not an entirely smooth ride. Despite the minimum fourth-gen iDevic…

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