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Home » Apps with tag 'physics'

Magnetic Shaving Derby Review

Review Nyarlu Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Magnetic Shaving Derby Review

After checking out the screenshots for Magnetic Shaving Derby (MSD) you'd be forgiven for steering clear, opting not to jump in to what clearly looks like a crazy title. Nyarlu Labs have succeeded in distilling iconic and random concepts in to a title that's easy to play and fun to experience. Players can choose between touch or tilt controls for their magnet, however thanks to the way the physics simulation works neither one is truly superior to the other. Dragging your magnet around…

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Gravity Block Review

Review Playsteria By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Gravity Block Review

Gravity Block by Playsteria is nominally a physics based puzzler, but leaving it there would be doing the game a disservice. Much like Labyrinth-clones, players must transport an inanimate block to the exit through a maze of conveyor belts, traps, disappearing walls and warps, but instead of analogue tilt controls all you can do is change the direction of gravity. The screen is split in to quadrants, allowing you to quickly tap and redirect the direction your cube can fall in. A small…

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iFlexis Review

Review Thumbstar Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
iFlexis Review

Wrapping your head around iFlexis by Thumbstar Games is a little hard, but if you were to combine Tetris with bouncy physics and a three-match game you'd at least be in the right vicinity. At first glance, the comparison to Tetris is immediately apparent, with familiarly shaped block configurations of various colors descending in to place at the bottom of the screen. However, once the objects are touched they come to life with a bouncy rubbery feel that can be swung around your finger…

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WhizzBall! Review

Review Discovery Communications By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
WhizzBall! Review

WhizzBall! is an adaption of the Discovery Channel's free popular puzzle title available on their website. The game is toted as a community driven puzzle title and the online version currently features several thousand puzzles developed by their denizens for others to enjoy. Once you've registered your account, players can jump right in to playing user-created levels, however WhizzBall! does come packaged with 30 pre-made 'official' puzzles to explore first. Various puzzle elements su…


Rocket Racing League Review

Review Rocket Racing, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Rocket Racing League Review

Think of Rocket Racing League for the iPhone as a test-bed that aims to show just what the near future could hold as sci-fi is made real thanks to Rocket Racing. Despite hiccups in getting the real Rocket Racing League off the ground, you'll have the opportunity to fly a modern Mark-III and futuristic Mark-V X-Racer as you participate in this virtual competition. You'll have the option of choosing between tilt or analogue controls for maneuvering your X-Racer, but both will take consi…

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Shadow Candy: SUGAR RUSH! Review

Review POWapp By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Shadow Candy: SUGAR RUSH! Review

**UPDATE** The new 'Skilled' mode definitely adds a much needed sense of challenge; while the improvements in jumping and movement may only be tiny, however the game is feels easier to control. These changes have definitely brought this game back in line and even thought it's still a generic platformer, it's a change for the better and a huge boon to fans of Shadow Candy. Based on the ongoing comic series 'Shadow Candy' available in the App Store, 'SUGAR RUSH!' is a generic platfor…

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Flick Football Review

Review Neon Play By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Flick Football Review

Flick Football by Neon Play joins other simple endless flick-based physics games with its soccer-based free kick style. Much like its paper-throwing, pigskin kicking and coin-bouncing compatriots there's an art to successfully scoring each goal, but while serious players can duke it out for the high-scores, casual gamers can easily while-away free seconds of their day to occasionally score big and earn bragging rights on Facebook. Basic flicks will kick the ball in the direction you i…

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iQuarters Review

iQuarters Review

It's a common pub past-time, but flicking quarters has finally found a home on your iPhone, keeping your fingers, change and tables safe from damage. iQuarters by Incredible Technologies is a simple physics simulator that will suit anyone who likes to play casually or competitively. Much like Paper Toss, iQuarters uses a simple flick system to determine the power and direction of your shot. Tapping the angle button in the corner allows you to fine tune the average distance of each sho…

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Mr Onions Review

Review Stuart Atkinson By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Mr Onions Review

Mr Onions is out for a bike ride and needs to get back home with all of his groceries intact, but someone keeps putting all these obstacles in his way! In this interesting physics puzzle platformer by Stuart Atkinson you'll have to help Mr Onion by maintaining your speed and balance to safely jump rivers or even the occasionally stalled vehicle. The tilt controls can be quite sensitive, so some practice is required to come to grips with the game's physics. Notably, in order to gain sp…

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William Tale Review

Review Nebula Soft Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
William Tale Review

William Tale (not to be confused with the William Tell tale) is an archery style game from Nebula Soft where you'll find yourself shooting apples off a very patient friend (wait a moment); shooting apples out of a tree (Oh?); and defend your corn from pigs and birds invading your farm (see, definitely not William Tell!). Like so many archery-style games, the controls leave a lot to be desired and minor shifts in your finger resulting in an erroneous shot. Touching the screen initiates…

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The Package Review

Review Rock Pocket AS By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
The Package Review

It has been a while since I've tried my hand at a serious physics puzzle app, so it was great to get my hands on Rock Pocket's latest release, The Package. Your objective is to ensure that a single box makes its way to a small platform on each level, but the added challenge of dealing with interference from mechanisms in the level and attempting to collect all the bonuses makes this a treat to enjoy. Each level can be explored by dragging your finger around the screen, while pinching…

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Cubed Rally Racer Review

Review Jared Bailey By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Cubed Rally Racer Review

While this may be the second time I've invoked 'RC Pro-Am' in a single week, it's hard to escape the immediate comparison to this classic title and nocanwin's latest release Cubed Rally Racer. Players are put in control of a rally racer and will need to complete randomly generated sprints to unlock even more objects to be used in successive tracks. Control is kept simple and your rally racer can be turned left or right with the use of two large buttons, with acceleration handled by a…

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Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman! Review

Review M-Digital Media By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman! Review

'Daredevil Dave: Motorcycle Stuntman!' by M-Digital Media is a quirky rag-doll physics game that delivers truly insane stunts and inspired level designs that defy reality in a deliciously amusing way. Each stunt performed on Dave's tour of mayhem is broken up in to two phases, with the 'overview' allowing you to check out the level and modify your ramp and the 'stunt' phase allowing you to take control of your daredevil's destiny by driving his motorcycle over the ramp and to glory -…

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A Plinky Game! Review

Review Marco Ferraguti By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
A Plinky Game! Review

A Plinky Game! by Marco Ferraguti claims to have created a spin-off of Labyrinth that combines a Pachinko/Bagatelle style board with various hazards to create a game that's one part skill to two parts luck and a whole lot of addictive fun. Gameplay couldn't be simpler, with players touching the top of the screen to drop a ball in to the 'maze'. This gives players some amount of control to determine the height and direction of the ball's initial bounce for optimum safety, but as the ba…

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The Glowing Void Review

Review Assyria Game Studio By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 5 months ago
The Glowing Void Review

The Glowing Void by Assyria Game Studio is an interesting spin on the classic arcade game Qix with players being tasked to fill the screen as much as possible while avoiding deadly bouncing balls. It's a basic premise that's given a great twist by allowing players to also flip their iPhone to change the gravity, potentially trapping the bouncing balls for bigger bonuses. 'Filler' mode requires players to fill up at least 70% of the screen, much like Qix and its variants. Touching and…

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