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Home » Apps with tag 'achievements'

Monster Soup Review

Review Kieffer Bros. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Monster Soup Review

I'm not going to lie - with all the cute, fluffy titles currently available I thought I'd become some sort of jaded husk of a human being. Then Monster Soup by Keiffer Bros came along and much like the Grinch my heart grew three sizes that day. Developers have tried many ways to change-up, complicate or even obfuscate the basic three-match gameplay, but in Monster Soup you only need to draw a connection between similarly colored creatures to 'save' them. The catch is that any monster…

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Flick Golf Extreme! Review

Review Full Fat By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Flick Golf Extreme! Review

It's odd what you might consider 'missing' from a game until you're handed it on a plate. While Flick Golf by Full Fat is still a fun distraction, it's not terribly exciting. I hear you asking, 'But it's golf - what else did you expect?' - well, it seems that the latest incarnation of the series has answered this question. How about teeing off from a helicopter on to an aircraft carrier? How does that float your boat? If you're not already familiar with 'flick' titles in general, the…

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Icebreaker Hockey™ Review

Review NaturalMotion By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Icebreaker Hockey™ Review

NaturalMotion are at it again and this time players are taken off the field and on to the ice as you attempt to spin, deke, stop or sprint your way past checks in Icebreaker Hockey. Sadly, what could have been an opportunity to try something out of the ordinary instead feels bland and more like a coat of paint thrown over the earlier Backbreaker series. Fans of the series will be able to jump right in as the controls and basic gameplay are left almost completely intact. Tilting will m…

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Touchgrind BMX Review

Review Illusion Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Touchgrind BMX Review

Touchgrind BMX by Illusion Labs is the sort of game that builds fans; not just the regular kind that love the game, but the kind that's willing to give a game a shot because it's made by 'that' company. BMX has come a long way since the 2008 finger-flipping skateboard game from the early days of the App Store and anyone who has spent time enjoying games like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater are likely to lose themselves for days on this high-scoring title. After watching three brief in-game tut…

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Catch The Candy Review

Review Bulkypix By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Catch The Candy Review

So... you've got some candy and you've got a rope (of sorts), but in Catch the Candy by Bulkypix and FedoIT there's no cutting required. In fact the squishy little blue/purple fuzzball you control is like Spiderman if Spiderman lived in a quaint forest and used his powers to eat candy. The analogy, aside from odd, is actually apt as each of the 53 currently available levels are completed by flinging a sticky limb out from the little monster in order to grab on to objects and swing aro…

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First Touch Soccer Review

Review Exient IP Limited By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
First Touch Soccer Review

If there's one thing you can count on in the video game world, it's a football game. That isn't to say they're all great, but at times they can feel like the three-match or twin-stick shooter of the sporting genre (with its twin rival being the arcade racer). Thankfully developers like Exient have taken the challenge of creating a football title seriously and much like X2 Soccer, First Touch Soccer seeks to take the game even further on the touch-based platform. The biggest change has…

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Laser Dolphin Review

Review Dingo Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Laser Dolphin Review

If Ecco the Dolphin was stripped of its Adventure/Metroidvania style of gameplay and was given an Action overhaul you'd probably end up with something a little like Laser Dolphin by Dingo Games. Much like their first App Store release (Tasty Planet), Laser Dolphin isn't much to look at - the designs are functional instead of aesthetically pleasing, but don't make the mistake of thinking this means the gameplay is lacking. No, flipping out across the level as an agile dolphin while tap…

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Frisbee® Forever Review

Review Kiloo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Frisbee® Forever Review

I'm almost disappointed that Frisbee Forever by Kiloo Games didn't come out sooner, what with Tron: Legacy being released last year, especially considering the original film managed to turn something as casual as flipping a disc between buddies in to a deadly sport. At any rate, this title is more about timing and skilled maneuvering of your Frisbee to collect stars as you dodge and weave your way through bright and colorful courses around a fantasy world. Players can choose between t…

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YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Review

Review Jackbox Games, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Review

If there's one thing I've always disliked about being a veritable sponge of useless facts, it's that people constantly tell you to go on a game show. Trust me, it's a problem, I have it and I'm sure others get it too. This is why I love quiz games, because then I get to thoroughly whup my friends without actually needing to know real useful facts. This is also why YOU DON'T KNOW JACK by Jellyvision Games is an insanely fun series, unfortunately its recent release on the App Store is a…

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Squid Drop Review

Review Nor Eagle By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Squid Drop Review

At first it's hard to see the appeal of a game like Squid Drop by Nor Eagle - all you can do is move back and forth while avoiding walls in an attempt to get a 'low score' (think 'high score', but negative because you're falling). After playing a few times and you'll eventually unlock point bonuses; then new areas; and before you know it hitting the New Game button is an adventure as you marvel at the potentially new treats you'll encounter. By touching and swiping the screen you can…

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Race After 1977 Review

Review Xpect Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Race After 1977 Review

Despite presenting itself as a standard post-apocalyptic racer, Race After 1977 by Xpect Games is a hard game to peg down as it skitters the edge of a variety of different game types without really committing to any of them. Unfortunately things eventually resolve in to a fairly vanilla racer and you're left feeling deflated from all the potential that is left unrealized. The first major choice you'll need to make comes in the form of settling on a control system that works for you. T…

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Mos Speedrun Review

Review Physmo By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 4 months ago
Mos Speedrun Review

The idea of finishing a level as fast as possible in a platformer can be fairly common, with some games even going so far as to reward players for their speed, be it through bonus points, achievements or maybe that elusive third golden star. Mos Speedrun by Physmo turns speedy play in to a core component of its retro-slathered skill based platforming and while you don't have to beat the top times to win, taking on the challenge will require patience and reflexes honed to a sharp point…

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ROBOT 99 Review

Review Fu-design.com By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
ROBOT 99 Review

It should come as no surprise that when the illustrator known as 'Fu' turned his hands towards making a video game it ended up featuring robots. However, ROBOT 99 isn't just a pretty face and while the game is easy to pick up and play, managing to work your way to the final levels might just test your abilities and maybe even your friendships. I mention 'friends' because ROBOT 99 has a built-in co-op feature supporting multi-touch, giving additional players a chance to manipulate the…

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Cows vs Aliens Review

Review XMG Studio Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 5 months ago
Cows vs Aliens Review

If you're going to stick with something simple and limited in your gameplay, make it compelling; make it fast-paced; make it amusing; in short, make it the sort of game that immediately grabs you and forces you to hit 'replay' when you fail. Cows vs Aliens may be a simple game, but its magic comes from this simplicity and once you're done herding cows and destroying aliens you might just find yourself diving right back in to do it again. The object of the game is simply to push (or 'h…

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Pixel Pig Review

Review SGL By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months ago
Pixel Pig Review

Pixel Pig by Smorpheus Games Laboratory is the kind of game you get when you combine Pachinko with, well... a pixelated pig. Though more accurately the end result is something not unlike Peggle, but with after-touch controls instead of aiming ahead of time. Each round begins with your pig being flung out of a chute that moves around the screen. This gives you some level of control over how your runs start, but once you're on the board and bouncing around you can tilt and expel gas to…

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