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Centipede®: Origins Review

Review Atari By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 2 months ago
Centipede®: Origins Review

Centipede: Origins by Atari celebrates the classic Arcade shooter's 20th anniversary of its release on home consoles. As to be expected, the war between Gnomes and Bugs is now modernized thanks to the inclusion of purchasable power-ups and weapons, but better still, players can now engage their enemies in all-new locations complete with new gameplay features to keep you on your toes. For those not familiar with the original, you play as a gnome, firing your puny arrows against the inc…

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Flight Control Rocket Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 6 months ago
Flight Control Rocket Review

Despite its oddly phrased name, it's hard not to think of Firemint's classic line-drawing title when you hear about their latest game, Flight Control Rocket. This is clearly no mistake as the game is best described as Flight Control with rockets, but the change of venue and theme has opened up new possibilities for greater levels of challenge. Initially, this variety is the game's greatest selling point. Players are initially introduced to a basic form of the line-drawing gameplay. Po…

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Gorilla Gondola Review

Review Electric Pixel Factory Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 7 months ago
Gorilla Gondola Review

If the SNES Classic Donkey Kong Country has taught us anything, it's that an ape will go to any length for bananas. Even travel by hazardous ski lift apparently. In Gorilla Gondola you are enabling this Gorilla's banana habit as you travel through exotic locations, trying your hardest not to have his gondola smash on the rocks. How would he travel without it? The first thing you'll notice upon loading up Gorilla Gondola is the catchy beat pumping out over the menu screen. The second t…

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Crazy Escape Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 10 months ago
Crazy Escape Review

Wolves like to eat sheep. From folk tales to Warner Bros. Cartoons, this has been popularized through western culture. One thing that has been omitted from these tales however is the Penguins that drive up in jeeps to rescue the sheep from their lupine oppressors. That is the basis of Crazy Escape. You control these jeep driving penguins. Can you rescue the sheep, capture all three stars and do so while using as little petrol as possible? It can certainly be a challenge. Gameplay is a…

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Spires Review

Review Prophetic Sky By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Spires Review

I'm a man of eclectic tastes and developer Prophetic Sky previously managed to ensnare me by releasing Townrs Defender, a hero-defense style game that was a rarity at the time. Their latest release, Spires, is somewhat less radical with its relatively standard tower defense gameplay, but shades of something greater lurk behind its thin exterior. Those familiar with tower-defense titles won't be too surprised at the basic controls and gameplay, with towers in standard varieties (direct…

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Monster Falls Review

Review Ticking Box Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
Monster Falls Review

UPDATE: A minor update for Monster Falls was released almost simultaneously with our review that has directly addressed some of our concerns. In particular, the physics remain somewhat floaty, but your monster is ever so slightly more responsive on accelerating left and right, making life much easier. Also, some casual players may have been left repeating levels more than they'd like to progress, but this has also been fixed and the difficulty scaling feels just right as players will n…

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a Forgotten Ghost Review

Review Laurent CLUZEL By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 11 months ago
a Forgotten Ghost Review

'a Forgotten Ghost' by 2D-Only is an interesting puzzle platformer to say the least. Your goal is to collect all of the good souls in each of the game's six levels in an attempt to redeem your lost ghost. Players can choose to switch the side on which the controls are located, but in either case you will control the ghost's movement with one side while attacking on the other. This presents some awkward problems as you're required to jump quite often in order to access every blue soul…


Axe in Face Review

Axe in Face Review

In Blue Carrot Games' first title for the App Store, 'Axe in Face - Defense of the Daffodils', you'll play the role of a viking who's very VERY protective of his daffodils. To crush his daffodils is to invoke his wrath and you don't want to mess with a viking that can throw a flaming axe while calling on the power of the gods. In each of the game's 32 currently available levels you'll need to protect your field while burning, freezing, shocking or lopping off heads from other invading…

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Star Wars The Force Unleashed Review

Review THQ Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 6 months ago
Star Wars The Force Unleashed Review

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (TFU) is THQ's port of the Triple-A title of the same name for major consoles from 2008. TFU was originally released at the same period as the console game and had a lot to live up to compared to its technologically advanced big brothers. Each level of the story campaign will have you scrambling to execute gesture controls to eliminate your enemies. At the time, TFU's console version made a big splash for its complex physics and AI models, so a lot of ti…

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Eveningstar Review

Review Divine Robot Ltd By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 7 months ago
Eveningstar Review

Eveningstar is a forward scrolling shoot em up with a slightly different focus on the way you destroy enemies. The goal, as with most shoot em ups, is to fly to the end of the level killing enemies along the way to eventually take down the boss. The difference that Eveningstar uses to separate it from any other space shoot em ups is that you have an energy ball floating around the ship that acts as your primary weapon. To control the ship, you simply move your finger around the screen…

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geoDefense Swarm Review

geoDefense Swarm Review

Much like its predecessor, geoDefense Swarm by Critical Thought Games is not an easy game to master, but manages to remain a fun and visually exciting game that deserves its place amongst the best in the considerably well filled tower defense genre. The addition of open field tower defense gameplay required some changes from the original geoDefense and what was once a fairly free-form placement of towers is now locked in to a hexagonal grid. Placement is fairly easy with a cross-hair…

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Solitaire Siege Review

Review BadBumble By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years ago
Solitaire Siege Review

Solitaire games are practically married to mobile phones. It's a partnership that makes sense as they're just digital versions of games almost everyone learns to play in one form or another. Solitaire Siege is BadBumble's take on Pyramid for the iPhone, adding new gameplay elements to keep the game interesting while also bundling the classic game and an arcade game as a bonus. As a simple card game, you only need to tap the cards on screen. This would be hard to mess up, but sometimes…

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Cooking Dash Deluxe Review

Review PlayFirst, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 1 month ago
Cooking Dash Deluxe Review

Playfirst have made their mark on the iPhone with their time management games and Cooking Dash is their latest foray following their previous works, Diner Dash and Wedding Dash. This is by far one of best looking games they've produced and the gameplay shows how much Playfirst have grown since their earlier attempts. Like most time management games, it's a basic tap system to select objects in the play area to prepare or serve the food for your customers, which are seated by dragging…

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