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Home » Apps with tag 'addictive'

Pocket Academy Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Pocket Academy Review

Ask and ye shall receive - it wasn’t all that long ago that Japanese iOS gamers had their hands on the latest release from Kairosoft, Pocket Academy, but now English speaking audiences can try their hands at running a high-school. Much like the other titles in the ‘Story’ series your job is to manage a company (or in this case an institution) in order to keep it growing and providing the best services in the country. First things first though; ‘Game Dev’…

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Mooniacs Review

Review NAMCO BANDAI Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Mooniacs Review

When transporting Jujubees, it’s probably best not to tie the crate to your rocket with a rope. At least, this is what I have gathered from the introduction to Mooniacs by Bad Juju Games and Namco Networks. So, as it would happen, in order to collect the precious cargo you’ll have to combine the capabilities of each Mooniac by bouncing them around the screen in a precise manner. With that said, ‘precise’ isn’t easy to gauge. Players only have one try to c…

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Tiny Tower Review

Review NimbleBit LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 9 months ago
Tiny Tower Review

If we were to think of all the freemium farming/city creation titles as a sort of time-restricted version of Sim City, then Tiny Tower by NimbleBit is a scaled down and time-restricted version of Sim Tower. Some may balk at the comparison to what is considered a classic, but if anyone is going to pull this off it's the company that brought us Pocket Frogs. Tiny Tower places you in the middle of a vicious cycle of trying to attract 'Bitizens' to live in your tower in order to employ th…

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Bumpy Road Review

Review Simogo By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Bumpy Road Review

Developer Simogo is no stranger to creating addictive high-score titles, having already captured people's attention with the charming Kosmo Spin and their latest release Bumpy Road shows no signs of letting up on this trend. A unique control system isn't the only thing that makes this game worth picking up as players are treated to a rich world of sights and sounds with story breadcrumbs to keep you coming back for more. At its core, Bumpy Road is another endless platformer, but playe…

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Nano Panda Review

Review Unit9 By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Nano Panda Review

Don't be fooled by this game's cute exterior - the panda's may be cute and the panicked reactions of the evil atoms may be amusing, but Nano Panda by Unit9 isn't for the easily frustrated. While the idea of destroying atoms with cute pandas may sound like a recipe for heart-break, you'll soon wish you could fire a thousand pandas in to a thousand atoms just to get some satisfaction. It sounds like I'm raging out on the game, but let me be perfectly clear - the game is insanely addictiv…

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Rooftop Escape Review

Review Colorbox By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Rooftop Escape Review

It's not often that an endless platformer of some variety comes along and I actually sigh a breath of relief - I'm not about to complain about playing something almost completely devoid of the need to think and it's likely many others feel the same way when they play these addictive titles. Rooftop Escape by Colorbox is a vertical falling game that pits you against the side of a building as clothes-lines and balconies act as the only thing between you and high-score victory. Touching…

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Snuggle Truck Review

Review Owlchemy Labs By Andrew Nesvadba, 2 years, 11 months ago
Snuggle Truck Review

Snuggle Truck by Owlchemy Labs is the kind of game you want to hold up as a golden standard of why games need their gameplay to stand on their own merit before finalizing the particulars of the presentation. What started out as a tongue-in-cheek title about border-running has transformed in to a fluffy animal smuggling title, but in either case the game is outrageously fun, amusing to play and supremely difficult to put down. Ultimately your aim is to get your truck and any animals th…

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Mr.Ninja Review

Review PONOS By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years ago
Mr.Ninja Review

The 'Mr.' series from PONOS has already become synonymous with fun, quality time-wasters that always end up being far more addictive than a first glance would assume. Mr. Ninja is no exception and time will simply drip away as you attempt to beat your high-score 'because like, I shouldn't have died there, I know I can do better, I'll just play one more round... no seriously, just one more'. It should be said that Mr. Ninja could easily become the target of the angry mobs who come out…

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2Bit Review

Review Industrial Brothers By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
2Bit Review

Arcade games aren't exactly difficult to find on the App Store and at times it can be hard to stay excited as you jump from one title to the next due to their generally repetitive nature. Ironically, abstract titles that strip gameplay elements to the absolute minimum can be insanely addictive and the rise of genres like the endless jumper/runner are a testament to their elegance. 2Bit by Industrial Brothers isn't so much an endless title or a platformer or a shooter, but an abstract…

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KAMI RETRO Review

Review GAMEVIL USA, Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
KAMI RETRO Review

I have to hand it to Gamevil - despite the roaring success of their collection of RPG-based titles, the company is still willing to branch out and try something way outside their comfort zone. KAMI RETRO jumps on the puzzle platform conga line by adding a slight Lemmings twist to the usual formula, however while the gameplay has its charms it's the presentation that will prove to be the make or break decision for most people. KAMI RETRO keeps things simple with a single-touch control…

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Pig Rockets Review

Review Camigo Media LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Pig Rockets Review

What does rocket fuel, Tetris, bacon and the castle defense genre have in common? More times than not I'd say they don't really have anything in common, but if you're playing Pig Rockets by Camigo Media you'd be surprised at just how relevant they all are. Wave after wave of rocket-controlled piggies are attempting to blow up your house, barn, dog-house, mansion (and so on) and you'll need to put your Tetris skills to work in order to create barriers that will crush their advance. Gro…

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Hot Springs Story Review

Review Kairosoft Co.,Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Hot Springs Story Review

Spare me a moment and consider one of the few, but very real concerns of reviewing video games. Last year I had to fortune (or is that misfortune?) of spending a lot of time with Game Dev Story (GDS) by Kairosoft, but it's addictive gameplay almost ruined a week's worth of scheduled work. Now I'm playing their follow-up, Hot Springs Story (HSS) and much like the virtual game developers of their previous title, these very real developers have not simply leveled up, they've found the rea…

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Circuloid Brick Breaker Review

Review Macoscope sp. z o.o. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Circuloid Brick Breaker Review

Take one circle, add paddles around it and insert a few bricks and a ball - it sounds simple enough, but 'Circuloid' by Macroscope is a unique take on the typical brick-breaking gameplay and by no means an easy game to master. Several control variants are available, including simple swipes and tilt controls, though no matter what you choose the real skill is in keeping track of your ball (or balls depending on power-ups) while also keeping your paddles aligned around the play area. Va…

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Hunters: Episode One Review

Review Rodeo Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Hunters: Episode One Review

I can't even begin to describe how the turn-based strategy genre has swallowed up portions of my life, with countless hours being squirreled away on playing turn-based strategy (TBS) games like Jagged Alliance, Fallout: Tactics, X-Com... and the list goes on. Hunters: Episode One by Rodeo Games isn't the first TBS to grace the App Store, but its polished presentation and unique missions system give it an edge over its competitors. Every 24 hours players are given new missions to compl…

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Falling Fred Review

Review Dedalord S.R.L. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Falling Fred Review

Fred... well Fred is a bit of a dingus; I mean honestly... who keeps jumping down a blade and spike filled corridor expecting something different? Fred, that's who. You can try to keep this thick-skulled cretin alive for as long as possible in Falling Fred by Dedalord, however you're ultimately destined to fail, so why not tear off a few limbs while you're at it? Falling Fred is definitely not for the feint of heart as blood is prone to spray around regularly, but if you're doing your…

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