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Home » Apps with tag 'longevity'

Endless Road Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Endless Road Review

Maybe it's jaded memory talking, but there's really not many good things that come to mind when talking about the arcade driving classic Outrun. Perhaps the aspect that stands out the most though is the decision making process in which path you took each leg of the race. While this had no real bearing on the gameplay, a change of environment is always a welcome addition in any game, and it is this exact mechanic that resurfaces in Endless Road... though any other comparisons to Outrun…

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Storm the Train Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 11 months ago
Storm the Train Review

Upon first loading up Storm the Train, you can be forgiven thinking you're about to play an action or stealth based game centered around robbing trains. Instead we find ourselves with a Monster Dash type run and gun as you hop from one train to the next, collecting new weapons and loads of coins as you blast away the undead, robot hordes, and even ninjas. And just like Monster Dash, the controls are a simple affair of on-screen directional buttons, a jump button, and of course a shoot…

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Earn to Die Review

Earn to Die Review

Flightless birds and spaceward-bound rodents may make for cute and heartfelt inspirations for repeatedly launching them towards their ultimate goal, but there has always been an element missing from the experience - a sense of skill. Earn to Die by Toffee Games and Not Doppler fleshes out the short, but uniquely fun Flash game title, pitting you against the ever-ready threat of zombies, but for once your progress will also be bound to your skills as a driver. In games of this sort the…

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Super Mole Escape Review

Review [adult swim] By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 1 month ago
Super Mole Escape Review

One would think that if you were building a prison to house Moles, you would make certain that the floor was reinforced. Due to this oversight, we have Super Mole Escape, in which you take control of an incarcerated mole fleeing towards freedom, staying one step ahead of Johnny Law, and even worse, streams of molten lava. Along the way you collect gems (obviously to start your new life on the outside) and these ill gotten gains are used to upgrade your mole of choice (each with their o…

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Granny Smith Review

Review Mediocre AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 1 month ago
Granny Smith Review

Mediocre have a grip on physics. That's a lame pun, and I may be scientifically inaccurate there too, but the sentiment is definitely true. Sprinkle was an amazingly cute and complex title that made use of some of the best fluid physics seen on the App Store and the team is back with Granny Smith. Instead of putting out fires you're chasing down thieves on roller-skates and crashing through the countryside and cityscape in an attempt to recover your delicious fruit. Like any great iOS…

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Flip’s Escape Review

Review Shaun Inman By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Flip’s Escape Review

Warioware introduced us to the idea of the micro arcade game, in that you only had a couple of seconds to work out what you needed to do, and then accomplish that task to the best of your ability. These games usually revolved around one very simple mechanic and once you got the hang of it, there were options to see how far you could get. I bring this up because at its heart, Flip's Escape is reminiscent of those micro arcade experiences, and really, it's only once you work out how the…

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Kid Vector Review

Review UNCADE By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
Kid Vector Review

In the last few years, there's been an increase in pixel art as a popular style for games. Some of this is that it can be easier to create, but the most prevalent reason is that it throws back nostalgically to the games of many of our childhoods, and as most of us have found out through our lives, mostly to our dismay, nostalgia can color an experience in a positive way based on its connections to our past, regardless of the experience's overall quality. Kid Vector has taken a differen…

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Agent Dash Review

Review Full Fat By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Agent Dash Review

Full Fat's repertoire of games is full of rebuilt concepts; while we may have seen and loved the archetypes they take their inspiration from, the new spin or polished design makes it worth playing. Agent Dash is no different, taking cues from the long-popular Temple Run series, just don't expect each run to be an epic dash - an agent's job isn't easy and neither is this game. You can expect to be caught out and remain almost unaware of what happened thanks to two features of the game…

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Follow The Rabbit Review

Follow The Rabbit Review

Chilean developer GaMaGa have been kicking around since 2009, creating quirky games for browsers and more recently for mobile devices. Teaming up with Armor Games, the studio has re-purposed their old title 'Kermix' for touch screens and the end result is a game that is infuriatingly challenging, but oh so rewarding when you solve its puzzles. Instead of rolling a cube around the screen one block at a time, players now take control of a strange block-like monster that is chasing down…

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Billy the Painter Review

Review Lipasto Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Billy the Painter Review

Painting must have been a lot different in the 20s and 30s. If Billy the Painter has taught me anything, it's that painting is as easy as splotting down a dab of color, and watching it expand until the area you were painting has been covered completely. Of course a game element has to be introduced, so if the paint touches the edges and blends with the areas already painted, a life is lost. What? You're telling me that paint doesn't work that way? Ah well, it still makes for a simple a…

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Corn Quest Review

Corn Quest Review

When a genre is firmly established, two things generally happen - you end up with your niche fans who almost exclusively live and breathe said games, and you start to push out a lot of regular folk who are sick of seeing the same thing over and over again. Still, the tower defense gameplay has remained a popular one despite its almost rigorous formula. Even still, it's nice to be reminded that there are still fresh ideas to be explored and Corn Quest by Namco manages to nicely use the…

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Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Review

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition Review

We've all seen the tabletop retro arcade machines at a hipster-ish coffee shop, or maybe at a family friendly restaurant, and honestly, who hasn't been tempted to put in a few coins to relive (or just try out) a few classics? Eventually the rose-tinted glasses aren't enough and you realize why we've moved on - it's nice to pay a visit to the forefathers of modern gaming, but you wouldn't want to stay there. Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition attempts to gussy-up the original classic and pa…

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Bank Job Review

Review Screwtape Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Bank Job Review

Aussie developer Screwtape Studios aren't exactly new to the iOS scene, but you'd be forgiven for thinking they'd been around for much longer considering the quality of Bank Job's presentation. While it may be a relatively basic endless auto-runner, there's an undeniable charm to Paulie Barbosa's thieving antics. Your job is that of scarpering off with as much loot as possible, while avoiding the many traps (and bombs) that line the corridors of the bank you're inside. The controls co…

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Tiny Plane™ Review

Review Mathieu Roy By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 5 months ago
Tiny Plane™ Review

Somewhere along the way games of the 'endless' variety started the lose their way, opting to focus on short, repetitive runs that often feature missions to offset the lack of actual gameplay and, at times, luck required to advance. Tiny Plane by PowPowGames and Chillingo harkens back to a simpler time when endless games played fair by quickly adjusting its challenge to the individual player. Whether you're collecting fruit or coins, in Tiny Plane your objective is to not run out of fu…

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Ski Safari Review

Review Defiant Development By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 5 months ago
Ski Safari Review

If there's one memory that Ski Safari conjurers up, it's falling over in compromising positions. That was always the most perplexing part of learning to ski; having your legs sticking out in angles you thought an impossibility. Aside from the unintentional yoga, this game has you fleeing from an avalanche and interacting with all manner of birds and even a yeti (cause what self respecting ski game doesn't include a yeti). The yeti however is not meant to be feared and avoided like oth…

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