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Nihilumbra Review

Review BEAUTIFUN GAMES SL By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 9 months ago
Nihilumbra Review

Much speculation has been made over just why 'Indie' games manage to remain compelling despite their often formulaic design, but it's their simplicity of concept and focus on execution that keep me coming back for more. Nihilumbra by BEAUTIFUN GAMES is the sort of title you'd foist on to your friends under the guise of wanting to share the emotional roller-coaster ride, but the real thrill doesn't begin until you've completed the game. You play as Born, a creature spawned of the Void,…

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Oscura Review

Review Viacom International Inc. By Dave Flodine, 1 year, 10 months ago
Oscura Review

Silhouette can make for a very striking and distinct artistic style in games. What makes things even better is when there's a thematic reason for such a choice. In the world of Oscura, light keeps all manner of nasty creatures at bay. When the lighthouse shatters, its crystals spread across the land, shrouding everything in darkness. Now these nasties are out and wandering. Bearing a lit torch, it's your job to light the lanterns of each level (which act as checkpoints), collect all cr…

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Run Run Die! Review

Review Voltic By Andrew Nesvadba, 1 year, 11 months ago
Run Run Die! Review

Designing a winning platformer for a device that is notorious touchy about its control quirks can make life hard for a developer. Run Run Die! by Voltic Games side-steps this problem by joining other auto-running games like The Impossible Game, tasking players with precise timing challenges that quickly reach maddening levels. The story goes a little something like this: You're a furry little mammal and a meteorite has crash-landed, setting you and your family on fire. To survive and…

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On the Hop Review

Review Cassiop Games By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 2 months ago
On the Hop Review

Part of what makes a good platformer is simplicity in control. On the iPhone this can lead to a disadvantage as you're missing the tactile feedback of a d-pad, analogue stick or buttons, and most platformers try to replicate these control schemes with the touch screen. The best examples of the genre on the platform are those that try and work around this limitation, using the advantages and simplicity of touch controls to create a memorable platforming experience. On the Hop succeeds i…

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Super Crate Box Review

Review Vlambeer By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 3 months ago
Super Crate Box Review

Too often gamers bring down the mighty wrath of the collective community down upon a game for being a 'clone'. While sometimes justified (especially if artistic theft is involved), more often than not gamers are simply witnessing the natural progression of any new idea to mass production and eventual refinement in to a genre. Super Crate Box by Vlambeer and Halfbot is arguably the progenitor of its particular flavor and style of arcade action-platforming, but with competitors already m…

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Terra Noctis Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 3 months ago
Terra Noctis Review

In the world of nightmares, where the most vile and horrific apparitions that our imaginations can concoct reside, you play the role of... Allen. Hey, not every nightmare can be terrifying, and that's exactly what Allen's problem is. His teacher is fed up with him for not being at all scary, and so while looking through the library, Allen finds a book that says anyone who eats the heart of this creature deep in the forest will become utterly terrifying. We've got ourselves a quest here…

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CHRONO TRIGGER Review

Review SQUARE ENIX INC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 4 months ago
CHRONO TRIGGER Review

As time goes on the list of games considered 'all time favorites' for an individual gamer shuffles and changes - this is as much thanks to newer games as it is due to maturing as a gamer and reconsidering games from the past that may have once been ignored. Personally there are some titles that are seemingly intractable and amongst this list is the classic Super Nintendo RPG, Chrono Trigger. For those not directly familiar with the series, the game starts out much like any classic JRP…

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Shantae: Risky's Revenge Review

Shantae: Risky's Revenge Review

Shantae is a half genie. She finds herself on a quest to travel all over Sequin Land to stop the evil pirate wench Risky Boots, who has stolen a magic lamp capable of terrible power. Predictability aside, what we have here is an old school platformer as you travel left or right from screen to screen, collecting items, defeating enemies, and engaging in boss encounters. Platformer fans should feel right at home. The game uses an on screen joystick and buttons. Shantae can move left or…

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iBlast Moki 2 Review

Review Godzilab By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
iBlast Moki 2 Review

Despite my time at AppSpy, I can't claim to have 'played them all' (the games that is) and as such when a sequel like iBlast Moki 2 from Godzilab drops out of the blue it's hard to know if you're looking at an improvement or just an update. Thankfully it's not hard to use the 'way-back-when' machine to make a comparison and suffice to say if you enjoyed the first title, you're going to have a literal blast with the new one. What makes iBlast Moki 2 so much fun is the way in which play…

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Julius Styles - The International Review

Review Lapland Studio Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
Julius Styles - The International Review

One might be forgiven for thinking that upon starting up Julius Styles, that they're playing a licensed game for an off-the-radar Wesley Snipes movie. Well it turns out that this happens to be an adventure game that features Mr. Snipes voicing the main character in short introductory cut-scenes before each playable chapter. Julius Styles works for The Assembly, a covert group of elite members who undertake missions of hacking, blackmail, and assassination in order to guide and change t…

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NyxQuest Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 8 months ago
NyxQuest Review

It's hard to believe NyxQuest is a port of a Wiiware game released in 2009. Not due to its presentation or anything along those lines, but rather that upon playing the game, you'd swear it was created with a touch interface in mind. Most people should know the story of Icarus. Given wings held together by wax, he flew too close to the sun, the wax melted, and as a result he plummeted to Earth. On one of his flights he discovers the goddess Nyx and the two fall in love. The world below…

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Gesundheit! Review

Gesundheit! Review

The motivation for your character in Gesundheit is told through one of the most amusing little pieces of intro animation I’ve watched in a while. As the runt of a litter of pigs, your allergies ostracize you from the rest of the group... that is until your village is attacked by monsters. Now it's up to you to use the power of snot to get rid of the monsters, and save everyone. The goal of each level is to capture the monsters. This is accomplished by leading them into traps whe…

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Groove Coaster Review

Review TAITO Corporation By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 8 months ago
Groove Coaster Review

The release of Space Invaders Infinity Gene by TAITO was a pleasant surprise a couple years ago, thanks mostly to its focus on 'evolution' - that is to say, the way in which the game modified based on how you played and the decisions made within the game itself. Much like Infinity Gene was a refreshing shift from the usual shoot'em-ups, Groove Coaster is a refreshing shift from the usual rhythm games. With that said, it's far from unfamiliar. The usual concept of tapping away to an el…

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Blobster Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Blobster Review

In Blobster you control 'Blobster' who is trying to save Blobtopia from pollution at the hands of the Big & Powerful Corporation run by the evil Blobzilla. Blobster must collect Blobules - the fuel that keeps Blobtopia running - if he hopes to ever bring Blobzilla and the B&P Corporation down... and if I ever have to say Blob again, it'll be too soon. Blobster is split up into four worlds, each with ten regular levels and a few bonus levels opened by high scores. Each stage co…

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Reckless Getaway Review

Review Polarbit By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Reckless Getaway Review

While I can't speak for everyone, there's nothing quite like a great car chase scene in a film. Aside from the child-like glee that comes from watching the action and destruction inherent in these scenes, there's another exciting level of knowing you're watching man and machine working in a perfect ballet for the camera. Reckless Getaway by Polarbit and Pixelbite (the developers behind Reckless Racing) have put aside any sense of reality in an attempt to create a madcap, slapstick poin…

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