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Home » Apps with tag 'puzzles'

Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

Review Zoltan Lading By Alex Beech, 1 week, 4 days ago
Sky Tourist Blitz Trip Review

Sky Tourist Blitz Trip is an odd little puzzle game that suspends its hero right in the middle of the action. Hung like a tacky air freshener, the dangling protagonist must be coaxed upwards though a series of physics based conundrums, collecting blocks and crystals on his way. You control the tourist's ascent through the vertically-scrolling levels by swinging him back and forth on a line between two rockets. Raising one missile higher than the other slides the little chap towards th…

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Hellraid: The Escape Review

Review Shortbreak Studios By Alex Beech, 1 week, 5 days ago
Hellraid: The Escape Review

Hellraid: The Escape's bleak, medieval environments drip with chilling atmosphere. You begin in dismal dungeon, transfixed on a giant being that’s bearing down you. The creature makes it's way towards your fragile form and swings a massive axe. Moments later you come-to, sealed in a coffin. A few taps of the screen and you are free of the tomb, but still trapped in the underground jail, surrounded by jangling chains and the bones of your cellmates. Your single goal in this…

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The Angry Birds are going to South Hamerica in the latest Seasons update

News By Alex Beech, 3 weeks, 2 days ago
The Angry Birds are going to South Hamerica in the latest Seasons update

Those Angry Birds are at it again, this time with another huge update to Angry Birds Seasons. This latest embiggening of the aggressive avian’s adventures sends the flock to South Hamerica to take on 24 new levels. These new missions have you firing your birds over mountains to try and stop the evil piggies from stealing treasure. The mountain range - probably called the Hamdes - is filled with ancient statues, relics, and rope bridges for you to smash your way through as you attempt to bring down the savage swine by solving the game’s physics-based puzzles. The 24 standard levels are accompanied by three bonus stages, providing you are skilled enough to unlock them. Angry…


Tiny Prehistoric Adventure Review

Review Alexandre Minard By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Tiny Prehistoric Adventure Review

Tiny Prehistoric Adventure is an elegant mix of point-and-click adventure and puzzle game. Sending you back to the jurassic period, you play the part of a miniature time traveller who is stranded after his era hopping machine breaks. Before beginning each area you are treated to a vivid comic panel showing the dangers you are about to face. These are in perfect keeping with the game’s bright 2D art, and do a good job setting the tone. Streamlined point-and-click controls have y…

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Fluid SE Review

Review Radiangames By Alex Beech, 1 month, 1 week ago
Fluid SE Review

Fluid SE has you constantly on the brink of anger. It sets you the simple goal of collecting a handful of glowing orbs from around its stylish dark arenas but adds time pressures to create a tantalising challenge. A responsive virtual stick ensures there are no surprises to Fluid's controls while you guide your creature around the levels. Where the complexity lies, however, is in the exactness of these controls, with the tiniest movement of your finger changing your avatar’s cou…

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Eerily beautiful iOS point-and-click adventure Pinstripe is nearing completion

News By Alex Beech, 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Eerily beautiful iOS point-and-click adventure Pinstripe is nearing completion

Posthumous point-and-click platforming adventure Pinstripe is nearly ready to hit iPhone and iPad. Pinstripe's gameplay mixes side-scrolling platforming with classic adventure game puzzles. Taking control of a dead man in search of his wife in the afterlife, you must solve all manner of problems to progress, with only a shotgun and a little grey dog to help. The good news is that according to developer Thomas Brush, "after almost 3 years, Pinstripe is almost playable in its entirety."  The game is brought to life by Brush's stunning, eerie art, and is populated by a colourful cast of characters, each with their own tales to tale. After nearly three years in development we are exci…


iON Bond Review

Review Stewart Hogarth By Alex Beech, 1 month, 4 weeks ago
iON Bond Review

The goal of iON Bond is to bring together pairs of coloured ions across black and white mazes. At its most simple, this involves tracing a line between positively and negatively charged spheres. Once connected, the respective charges - positive or negative - take effect, and they are either repulsed or attracted. Successfully fuse all the ions onscreen, and you're on to the next level. It doesn’t take long for iON Bond to pile on more complex elements. The first big change comes…

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Beautiful point-and-click adventure game Machinarium is on sale

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Beautiful point-and-click adventure game Machinarium is on sale

To celebrate the recent release of beautiful puzzler Botanicula, Czech developer Amanita Design has reduced the price of its previous game, the equally handsome Machinarium. This gorgeous point-and-click adventure has you taking control of a tiny dilapidated robot as he makes his way through a steampunk world to rescue his robotic girlfriend’s robotic dog. However, to achieve this modest goal, he must overcome the robotic oppressors who rule the dystopian city. The story is told through charmingly animated pictures and glyphs, with all of its narrative nuances left for you to piece together. The textured wolrd invites you to interact with every element of the e…


Last Inua - An Arctic Adventure Review

Review Creative Mobile Games By Alex Beech, 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Last Inua - An Arctic Adventure Review

Set in a frozen tundra, Last Inua is a chilly tale of isolation and desperation. An evil demon called Tonrar is trying to destroy the world. Only one person is able to stop him: a boy named Hiko who is blessed with a supernatural power. Unfortunately, these powers are too much for his adolescent body to handle, so his loving father, the powerful Ataataq, must help him on his quest. Their journey plays out in the form of a 2D puzzle platformer in which you switch back and forth be…

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Glorious nature-themed adventure Botanicula out now on iPad

News By Alex Beech, 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Glorious nature-themed adventure Botanicula out now on iPad

Amanita Design originally released its beautiful and click adventure game Botanicula back in 2012. Now, two years later, the game has finally made its way to the iPad.. The verdant world of Botanicula instantly sets the scene for its quirky point and click adventure. Taking control of five tiny creatures, you must lead them to safety from a tree which has become infested by parasites. Their journey is not solely one of self preservation though, because the five are also carrying with them the last seed of their aboral home so they can keep start again in pastures new. Each of the creatures have their own unique abilities. For example, the small mushroom can light up dark areas, while the t…


Leo's Fortune Review

Review 1337 & Senri LLC By Alex Beech, 2 months, 4 weeks ago
Leo's Fortune Review

As small green furballs go, Leopold is one of the more industrious. His life as an engineer has earned him a mountain of gold that he treasures above all else. One day he returns home to find it stolen, and immediately sets out in pursuit. Leopold's path is marked by a trail of gold coins. All you have to do to guide him to his prize is follow the sparkling breadcrumb trail across five different lands, each filled with beautifully crafted environments and physics-based platform puzzle…

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Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Review Gameblyr, LLC By Alex Beech, 3 months ago
Third Eye Crime: Act 1 Review

Stealth games always run the risk of leaving you inactive. By necessity, they demand you pay attention to the world around you, learning patterns and waiting for your moment to skulk unseen through the shadows. Unfortunately, this means that rather than playing, much of your time is spent simply watching. Developer Moonshot Games clearly understood this problem, and has tried to address it with Third Eye Crime: Act 1. You take control of Rothko, a master thief. Set in noir ‘50s…

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Sometimes You Die Review

Sometimes You Die Review

Describing Sometimes You Die is surprisingly tough. Reducing it to its mechanical elements does the concept a disservice. However, recounting journey runs the risk of ruining the various twists and meta-commentaries contained within it. It asks you to think about what a game is, what you consider fun, and what you are prepared to endure in the name of entertainment. That may sound pretentious - and at its heart Sometimes You Die is just that - but it is none the worse for it…

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Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

News By Alex Beech, 4 months ago
Twisty avoidance puzzler Duet gets new daily challenge mode

Duet, Kumobius’s excellent loop-based reaction-tester, has just received a line-up of new challenges in its latest update. Charging you with rotate two coloured orbs through deadly obtacle courses, Duet already offered a sizable challenge when it was released back in October. But, for those of you whose minds were left unwarped by its abstract action puzzles, Kumobius's new daily challenge mode will be welcome news. Each daily challenge includes three new waves to spin your way past. Different days will see different levels of challenge complexity, with Mondays and Thursdays setting a nice relaxed pace, ramping all the ways up to nearly impossible on Sundays. This new ch…


God of Light Review

Review Playmous By Alex Beech, 4 months, 3 weeks ago
God of Light Review

In some ways Playmous's new game, God of Light, reminds us of the album art for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon - it focuses on a beam of light, and it has a sweet soundtrack. Taking control of a glowing ball called Shiny, you have to bounce a ray of light off various reflective flowers to reach the Source of Life. Things aren't quite that straightforward, however. You see, you begin all of God of Light's mazes in darkness.  Tapping on Shiny allows you to easily rotate the si…

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