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Home » Apps with tag 'addictive'

Dawn of Discovery - Harbor Review

Review Ubisoft By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Dawn of Discovery - Harbor Review

Dawn of Discovery is the latest installment in the Anno series, a game that focuses on resource management with a touch of real time strategy. This iphone port takes one element of the PC release and creates a very addictive time manangement game through thirty six missions. As the harbour master, it is your duty to manage traders to make your daily quota and expand your business. Everything is controlled by touching and dragging. Traders queue up to enter your harbour, and you choose…

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Chromixa Review

Review Wet Nose Design Ltd By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Chromixa Review

Chromixa began life as an art installation based on creator Simon Watson's fascination with light. A handful of development time later and we have a light based puzzle game for the iphone. The goal is to create shapes of a solid colour out of overlaying smaller pieces of different colours, much like a jigsaw. Control is all touch and drag. Upon touching a piece, it can be dragged anywhere on screen or the large wheel can be used to rotate it. If you ever get confused about which colou…

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Tilt to Live Review

Review One Man Left By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Tilt to Live Review

What happens when you take a tilting game like Starball and mix it with the powerups and enemy mayhem of the shmup genre? You get Tilt to Live, that's what! The screen is open to you. Tilt your ship to avoid the red balls while acquiring powerups to destory them, because if one hits you, it's game over. How long can you last? The tilt controls are phenomenal, and with a game like this, you'd hope they would be. The game starts you off with three powerups, an explosion, homing missles,…

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Ragdoll Blaster 2 Review

Review Backflip Studios By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Ragdoll Blaster 2 Review

Ragdoll Blaster was a really fun game by Backflip Studios. Trying to shoot ragdolls out of cannons into a target in as few shots as possible made for some clever level design and addictive gameplay. Well, the sequel is upon us, and the goal is the same. The question is have they expanded upon the idea enough to warrant an entirely new game? Control is just like the first. Touch the screen to shoot the cannon. The power of the shot is determined by how close or far away from the cannon…

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Space Box Review

Review Tom Graczyk By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 9 months ago
Space Box Review

What images are conjured up when you hear the name Space box? If you thought of a cardboard box with eyes jumping from platform to platform in the cold depths of space, you are correct. The goal of the game is to get the box to the final platform of each level, preferably in the least moves possible. If there are numbers left on the move counter when you finish the level, you gain extra lives. To move the box, tap it, and drag your finger to set the direction and force of the box's ju…


Dizzypad - Frog Jump Fun Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Dizzypad - Frog Jump Fun Review

Nimblebit seems to specialize in games of a simple premise that are hard to put down. Their latest effort Dizzypad is no different. You play a frog, and as a frog, obviously you are hopping from lily pad to lily pad. The problem arises when those lily pads won't stop spinning. How far can you get before the water claims you? When your frog faces the next lily pad, tap the screen to jump, and that's it! Lilys will turn in different directions, and skipping a lily pad on your hop will g…

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Colorbind Review

Review Nonverbal By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Colorbind Review

Puzzle games are one of the most successful genres on the app store. Many of them are unique and well made, and that's good, cause it takes an interesting idea to stand out from the crowd. Colorbind is an interesting idea where you have to fold strips of paper to cover all the dots of the same colour on the screen. Control is taken care by the touch and drag of your finger. You guide the paper along the screen, changing direction to fold it ninety degrees. To undo the paper trail, sim…

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Zombie Cannon Carnage Review

Review Freeverse, Inc. By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Zombie Cannon Carnage Review

Zombies from outer space have crash landed on Earth! Luckily they want to go home and have built a giant cannon to launch them back into space. This ridiculous premise of Zombie Cannon Carnage is the narrative drape over a game where you shoot a zombie out of a cannon with the intent to cause the most damage possible. To aim the cannon drag your finger along the screen, and press the button to fire. While in the air, you can tilt your iphone for direction, use a jetpack for extra thru…

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Garters & Ghouls Review

Garters & Ghouls Review

The steampunk fantasy genre has always been a fascinating concept with its cast-iron constructions, gear driven gadgets and just a touch of the occult to make it all work. With this in mind Namco have released Garters & Ghouls (GnG), a twin stick shooter that features a zombie-killing undead babe. GnG may play like a twin-stick shooter, but it feels like an action RPG as you grind your way between areas collecting power-ups and cash to upgrade your character. The controls are stan…

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Catacombs Review

Review InMotion Software, LLC By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Catacombs Review

Ever since Guantlet, dungeon crawlers have been a simple, and fun game genre. Catacombs by Inmotion Software has taken the guantlet formula, streamlined it, and created an addictive pick up and play game for the iphone. As either a warrior, mage, or archer, you travel through floor after floor of a dungeon, slaughtering foes, levelling up, finding the treasure and heading to the exit. The game controls like a twin stick shooter. One joystick for movement, the other for attack. The con…

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Cliffed XL Review

Review IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc. By Kym Holmes, 4 years, 10 months ago
Cliffed XL Review

Cliffed is a twitch gaming, race to the bottom style game in which you must simply manoeuvre your character around ledges and rocks faster than the screen moves to catch you. Whatever you do, don't blink, unless you want to get Cliffed. The controls in Cliffed are very easy to use with the 2 sides of the screen set apart for you to control your character's movement left and right with your thumbs. By double tapping the area, you perform a quick dash which can give you that valuable ti…

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Thumpies Review

Review Big Blue Bubble By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Thumpies Review

Rhythm games are fun right? People like furry creatures right? Well what if there was a game that combined them? Thumpies by Big Blue Bubble is a game where you tap drums or mushrooms and furry heads bounce on them in order to fill a score meter, and eventually create a song. Control consists of tapping the appropriate drum when a Thumpy hits it. If you continue to be accurate in your timing, the Thumpy will become electric and your score will double, completing the current track much…

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Plants vs. Zombies Review

Review PopCap By Dave Flodine, 4 years, 10 months ago
Plants vs. Zombies Review

Popcap is known for some very popular addictive titles and has had some great success in porting these to the iphone. Now, just short of a year of its PC release, the cutesy tower defense game Plants vs. Zombies is now available on this mobile device. There is a pack of zombies roaming the neighbourhood and as a local homeowner, you must use the power of your garden (and the help of Crazy Dave) to repel the undead horde. Control is fantastic. Every action is a touch away, and even whe…

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Cluck It! Review

Cluck It! Review

Why did the chicken cross the road? In Cluck It, you find out! Cluck It is a simple, yet addictive game in which you must get your chicken and her chicks across the road without getting hit by cars. The game is controlled by tapping the screen to move your chicken a step further out into the road until you make it all the way to the other side. At each step, the chicken matches the speed of the cars as they travel so you only need to get your timing right when taking steps into the ne…

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Star*Burst Review

Review Super Happy Fun Fun, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
Star*Burst Review

Star*Burst is a new match-three game from the excessively named developer Super Happy Fun Fun. This is truly a unique take on the genre combining time-management games with gem matching for some frantic and sometimes frustrating fun. Gems are passed down a multi-row conveyor belt that need to be caught with your paddle and then tossed up one at a time to form matching groups. Bonuses are awarded for more complex patterns and gems can be tossed back onto the conveyor belt if needed. Pe…

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