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Home » Apps with tag 'addictive'

Super Crate Box Review

Review Vlambeer By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 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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Venture Towns Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Dave Flodine, 2 years, 12 months ago
Venture Towns Review

When playing a Kairosoft game, it's easy to see the influence of the sim games that have come before, especially Will Wright's Simcity. Venture Towns feels very close to Simcity, just with more of a personal focus... and don't get us wrong, this isn't a bad thing at all. Instead of just building a city, you're behind the reins of a mega-conglomerate, creating a community for its employees to work, live, and prosper. Through building vacant lots, shops, amusements, and offices to find…

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Time Ducks Review

Review Tough Guy Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 12 months ago
Time Ducks Review

There are two ways to approach a game like Time Ducks by Tough Guy Studios. One is to simply say "it's Frogger, combined with Flight Control after a heavy session of drinking in the Hot Tub Time Machine" and just leave it at that... I'll even pat you on the bottom as you scamper away to your room to enjoy it. The other is to put on a legitimate reviewers hat and wait for the inevitable gaming coma that comes when you finish a round, not quite knowing what happened, but knowing you did…

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Stretched Review

Stretched Review

Stretched could have one of the simplest and easiest to understand premises seen in video gaming. Yes, even simpler than 'a gorilla has stolen my girlfriend'. You play a depressed ball. He's so close to reaching the bubbles of happiness, but he needs some assistance to go the distance. Through eighty four stages it's up to the player to shake the blues away. Each level plays a little like a mix of angry birds and cut the rope. The ball is moved by stretching back, lining up the trajec…

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Zen Pinball Review

Zen Pinball Review

I'm seriously having flashbacks here - as a child of the 80s and a self-admitted video game nerd, the local video arcades were a veritable haven for me. While pinball games were never my forte, there was a distinct magical allure that came from the newer generation of fancy and complex titles that tried to capture the essence of a franchise, typified by the introduction of Midway's classic Addams Family pinball table. These memories are distinct and powerful, which is why I was surpris…

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W.E.L.D.E.R. Review

W.E.L.D.E.R. Review

Being a welder of words admittedly sounds rather poncy. However, there's no better explanation for the task set upon you in... 'W.E.L.D.E.R.'. Luckily swapping tiles to create words is a lot of fun, and thanks to some interesting little gameplay additions, a rather unique experience among word and puzzle games is to be had. The core of the game is a mix of Bejeweled and Scrabble. Tiles can be swapped horizontally, vertically, and diagonally to create words of four letters or more. The…

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Infinity Blade II Review

Infinity Blade II Review

Not only did the original Infinity Blade introduce players to a new and cunningly effective combat system for touchscreen-based devices, it pushed the boundaries of what was possible on the iOS platform both visually and conceptually. Its iterative style of gameplay was (for some) simply repetitive, but more than anything else it has opened the doors up to a great story concept, something not lost at all in Chair Entertainment's sequel, Infinity Blade II. While those who played the or…

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Flick Home Run ! Review

Review infinity pocket By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Flick Home Run ! Review

Sometimes you want nothing more than an excuse to waste time and fill the dull moments in the day with something more interesting than what's happening around you. This could be called antisocial behavior, but sometimes you don't want to try to make friends with the smelly shirtless guy riding the bus with you. Insert Flick Home Run! by infinity pocket; an arcade-style home run title that proves to be addictive mostly thanks to its satisfyingly simple, but visceral controls. All you n…

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Asteroids: Gunner Review

Review Atari By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Asteroids: Gunner Review

The original Asteroids by Atari is easily recognizable as one of the forefathers  of Arcade gaming that has eventually led to common genres like the twin-stick shooter. The fact that the iOS ended up with such amazing titles like Space Miner: Space Ore Bust and Meteor Blitz by restoring some of the classic formula only goes to show how far-reaching the concept came to be. With Atari celebrating Asteroids 30th year out of the Arcades (the Atari 2600 first saw the game in 1981), it'…

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Sad Robot Review

Review Colorbox By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Sad Robot Review

One gets the feeling upon playing Sad Robot that it was created all around the premise of the catchy theme song that plays during the game. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it might excuse some of the more questionable parts of this experience. Let us explore further. You control a robot flying through space. You collect coins, avoid obstacles, and sometimes you can gain a power-up to aid you. The coins can be used to purchase new robots, upgrade the power-ups and buy items…

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Bring Me Sandwiches!! Review

Review [adult swim] By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Bring Me Sandwiches!! Review

It seems Adult Swim are on a rampage at the moment and their collection of high-quality games for the iOS platform has once again expanded with the release of Grumpyface Studio's title Bring Me Sandwiches!!. Set in a typically unreal cartoonish world, your character is targeted by a gigantic alien invader as the sole provider of sustenance. So now, with the help of the Secret Service, you'll collect everything you can possibly fit on to a slice of bread to satiate the alien's hunger.…

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Crazy Escape Review

Review Bulkypix By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 1 month ago
Crazy Escape Review

Wolves like to eat sheep. From folk tales to Warner Bros. Cartoons, this has been popularized through western culture. One thing that has been omitted from these tales however is the Penguins that drive up in jeeps to rescue the sheep from their lupine oppressors. That is the basis of Crazy Escape. You control these jeep driving penguins. Can you rescue the sheep, capture all three stars and do so while using as little petrol as possible? It can certainly be a challenge. Gameplay is a…

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Whale Trail Review

Review ustwo™ By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Whale Trail Review

While I'd love to think I'm not the bitter old-soul that my friends sometimes consider me to be, I can't help but feel a bit sympathetic as I load up a game like Whale Trail by ustwo and grin like the Cheshire Cat for what seems like hours and think 'Oh... this is what smiling feels like?'. OK, OK, I'm not THAT grumpy, but the point remains that there's something positive to be said for a game that had me babbling like an incoherently excited 3 year old within minutes of having loaded…

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Slam Dunk King Review

Review PikPok By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 2 months ago
Slam Dunk King Review

As freemium games become more and more popular as a monetary system for apps, the focus of a review no longer rests on whether or not a game is worth a player's money, but more along the lines of is it fun enough to pay to unlock additional content, and are there others ways to progress in game. Slam Dunk King is a high score arcade game based on swiping controls. It's more than a little reminiscent of Fruit Ninja in how a simple idea can be both a joy to play and addictive. The game…

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Mega Mall Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Dave Flodine, 3 years, 4 months ago
Mega Mall Story Review

I hope you have plenty of time to lose because developer Kairosoft is back with another sim game to eat up the hours. In Mega Mall Story, your goal is to take the small building you've been given and turn it into a 5-star ranked mall within the span of fifteen years. Sound like an arduous task? Perhaps, but with the help of your faithful secretary and some wise investment, a great mall is certainly within reach. For as complex a game as Mega Mall Story is, it sports a mostly intuitive…

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