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Home » Apps with tag 'physics'

MotoGP 2010 Review

Review iwin, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
MotoGP 2010 Review

Let's not beat around the bush - if you have a major license like MotoGP then there's going to be some minimum expectations for quality. MotoGP 2010 by I-play is, at best, an amusing title to try, but certainly not a racing title worthy of an official license. What is given as 'accessible' controls turns out to be a horrible facsimile of similar racing titles that sport a basic tilt-to-turn and two buttons to brake/accelerate and boost. Acceleration is handled automatically, however t…

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Bumps Review

Review Utopian Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Bumps Review

In Bumps by Utopian Games you'll need to free your fellow orbs after being abducted by an alien race looking for a tasty meal. You'll need to bounce or 'bump' your way to freedom in the 54 currently available levels, making use of a simple, but extremely clever physics system that rewards careful timing and positioning to unlock your friends from their delicious fate. For most of the puzzles all you have to do is drag the available small orbs around the screen before hitting the 'go'…

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So Long, Oregon! Review

Review Blinkbat Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
So Long, Oregon! Review

'So Long, Oregon!' by Blinkbat Games pokes fun at the classic edutainment title Oregan Trail and honestly, why shouldn't it? The distant echo of words like 'dysentery' still litter the cultural landscape and it was high time a game like this came along to bring closure to this painful chapter in the lives of many gamers. Almost everything about this title reaches for parody, from the old-school VGA/EGA style graphics to the inclusion of 'realistic' physics that are almost guaranteed t…

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Solipskier Review

Review aeiowu By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Solipskier Review

It's not uncommon to see the occasional popular Flash title making its way on to the App Store, but it's somewhat rare to find a game that seems like it was always destined for the App Store. Solipskier by Mikengreg has you rocking out as you jump, flip and ski along at super-sonic speed in this horizontal 'runner' and instead of taking direct control you'll need to draw the landscape to keep him safe while hitting as many gates as possible to score it large. The line drawing is incre…

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The Incident Review

Review Big Bucket Software By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
The Incident Review

Curiosity is a powerful tool and when leveraged in the right way it can drag players in to a game and keep them sucked in until they're well and truly hooked. The world is falling apart at the seams in 'The Incident' by Big Bucket Software and your poor unfortunate character will need to dodge, push and climb his way out of the ever increasing pile of trash to find out why this is happening. In each of the game's levels you'll need to dodge junk flung down in to the screen, allowing i…

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Space Balls Review

Review Sauce Digital Limited By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Space Balls Review

Space Balls by Sauce Digital is a new physics puzzle title where you'll have to bounce balls around space in order to capture your foes the 'Cuboids' before they escape with your sacred Ultramegasphere. Despite the lack of creativity in the title, Space Balls is a seriously challenging and unique experience that plays much like a whacky version of trick-shot snooker. Players are given the ability to select between a variety of different orbs, each with their own unique properties, to…

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Osmos Review

Review Hemisphere Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Osmos Review

Osmos by Hemisphere Games isn't your typical physics based game and after a brief stint on the iPad, iPhone owners can also check out this simple and absorbing title. In the Blobiverse, Newton's laws are king and you'll need to exploit your ability to fire bits of yourself in order to absorb smaller life-forms until you're the largest around. Osmos is an elegantly simple title to get in to, with 27 missions to introduce new players to each of the game's different modes and concepts. B…

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Yogo The Turtle Review

Review digiTalented By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Yogo The Turtle Review

Yogo The Turtle by digiTalented is a vertical climber with a bit of a twist and instead of an endless vertical corridor to conquer, you'll explore stage after stage of fixed challenges in an attempt to save your village. In order to make your way up the series of stages, you'll need to fling Yogo between spinning orbs and trampolines, tilting your device to correct your trajectory and survive attacks from various creatures in your way. Flicking the screen will cause Yogo to jump from…

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Dark Nebula - Episode Two Review

Review Free Lunch Design AB By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Dark Nebula - Episode Two Review

'Dark Nebula - Episode 2' by 1337 Game Design is the latest in the Dark Nebula series to grace the App Store and fans of the original can expect bigger and better things from this self-proclaimed Labyrinth 'on steroids'. Dark Nebula places you in control of an orb traveling through six different environments and 19 levels, tilting your way through dangerous trap filled zones and in a new twist you'll also be able to bring the fight to your enemies with a brand new combat system. The t…

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Master of Alchemy Review

Review EA Chillingo By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Master of Alchemy Review

Fans of physics based puzzlers are in for a treat as Master of Alchemy by DarkWave Studios and Chillingo has made the jump from the iPad to the iPhone, bringing its own unique brand of particle based physics and complex puzzles for you to solve on the run. I've often had a lot of bad luck with the controls to these sorts of games and Master of Alchemy is no exception, with the menus and placement of objects being too slow and cumbersome to accurately place objects and gain high scores…

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Finger Balance Review

Finger Balance Review

Finger Balance by Coconut Island is one of those rare games where you can't help but wonder why it took so long to come about. Should you take the plunge you'll find yourself holding a board with your fingers, balancing a ball that can roll freely while attempting to navigate it through complex and even moving mazes. The controls are simplicity itself, with two buttons that, when held down, activate a board that will change size and angle depending on where you shift your two fingers.…

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Graveyard Shift Review

Review PunBros Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Graveyard Shift Review

The dead have risen again and you're short of cash, so it's off to the graveyard to work the overnight shift and knock those skeletons back in to their restful slumber. Graveyard Shift by PunBros is a physics based puzzle title in the style of games like Tumbledrop and Saving Private Sheep, but in this game you'll need to figure out each level's Rube Goldberg-esque solutions to put the undead back where they belong. In each level, various blocks are balanced in a precarious setup and…

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Gravity Hook HD Review

Review Last Chance Media, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Gravity Hook HD Review

Gravity Hook HD by Semi Secret Software is not for the feint of heart. One thing Semi Secret seems to excel at is managing to make a simple concept work perfectly as an addictive title, but unlike Canabalt, you're going to have to work hard for your highscore in this remake of their classic 8-bit Flash original. Your goal is simply to make your way up as high as possible and you achieve this by throwing out hooked claws to gain purchase on various orbs in an attempt to maintain your m…

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Farm Break Review

Review Mindstorm Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Farm Break Review

Three wiley sheep are fed up with their lot on the farm and have a brilliant idea, "Why not steal the farmer's stash of cash and make like bandits?". It's a hair-brain scheme that gets Sally, Knukkles and Big Jim locked up, but they're not having a bar of it and you'll have to help them escape in Farm Break by Sheep Factory and Mindstorm Studios. In a way, Farm Break is another take on the Lost Vikings style of puzzle platforming, giving you individual control over three sheep that ea…

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Drift Mania Championship Gold Review

Review Ratrod Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 10 months ago
Drift Mania Championship Gold Review

I honestly don't get the attraction to drift racing, which is odd considering its popularity with many of my friends and indeed around the world. However, after spending time with Drift Mania Championship by Ratrod Studio I came close to understanding and if nothing else it's an impressive title at a bargain price that most racing fans should find hard to ignore. Drifting, as the game points out, is the sport of being in control of being out of control. The interface is amazingly eleg…

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