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Home » Apps with tag 'addictive'

Pixel Pig Review

Review SGL By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month 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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Tiny Wings Review

Review Andreas Illiger By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 1 month ago
Tiny Wings Review

UPDATE: It seems I must have been having internet issues, but leaderboards do exist for Openfeint for this title, however Game Center is not yet implemented, though is on its way. Elegance in gameplay is a hard concept to nail down, but sometimes minimalism in gameplay can have more of an impact than any flashy button-mashing action title could ever dream to accomplish. With little more than a single tap to control a near-flightless bird, Tiny Wings by Andreas Illiger evokes instants…

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Bad Air Day Review

Review GameHouse By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Bad Air Day Review

Much like their principle subject, fart-related games are a lingering, distasteful blemish on the App Store, yet it seems their continued success is assured as many people (especially younger audiences) are suckers for a bit of potty-humor. Bad Air Day by GameHouse tries to figuratively clear the air, restoring a bit of demure elegance to what is still a bit of a faux pas. Artie, the main character, is an elevator operator at a swanky hotel, however he has also made the deadly mistake…

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Tasty Planet Review

Review Dingo Games Inc. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Tasty Planet Review

Tasty Planet by Dingo Games is an adaption of the game of the same name from its desktop PC release. Based in part on the same gameplay concept as Katamari Damacy, you must consume objects that are smaller than you until you grow large enough to consume everything in sight. Life in Tasty Planet starts off in a petri dish, cleaning up dirt as intended, however it's clear that the inventor of this gray-goo didn't design limitations on what could be consumed and it soon escalates out of…

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Stylish Sprint Review

Review playus soft By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Stylish Sprint Review

These days, if you're going to make an endless runner you better have a gimmick that will drag people in. Stylish Dash by playus soft seems to take this idea to heart, though building a game almost entirely out of gimmicks might be taking things too far. Tap to jump; tap mid-air to double-jump; tap and hold a third time to fly - by now this sort of control scheme is pretty much ingrained in the iOS gamer's consciousness, but it's great to see the addition of a 'flying' system as this…

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Surveillant Review

Review Recluse Industries By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Surveillant Review

One of the joys of the many daily releases of games on the App Store is stumbling upon unexpected titles that are refreshing, original and curiously addictive. Surveillant by Recluse Industries combines the simple challenge of exploring maze-like arenas while avoiding detection from the ever-vigilant surveillance camera and its deadly laser to create a challenge that requires quick thinking and responses to survive each level. Initially the game takes things fairly easy, providing a v…

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Tiki Totems 2 Review

Review Rafal Staszewski By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 2 months ago
Tiki Totems 2 Review

Physics puzzlers are hardly in short supply on the App Store and trying to jostle for a front-seat in that crowd takes a special game that out-shines its opponents in some key way. Tiki Totems 2 by spokko doesn't just try to stand out by having a lot of levels, or several unique gameplay modes, or clever puzzle designs, OR a level editor to share levels with friends; no, instead it combines all of these in order to explode to the front of the pack. The basic gameplay will be familiar…

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Ninja Sword Review

Ninja Sword Review

HalfBrick Studios have had no shortage of developers willing to jump on the bandwagon of Fruit Ninja, but who can blame these companies when such a simple idea remains consistently addictive well after its initial release. Ninja Sword by Bunz Software Development tries its hand at the formula, adding an accuracy-based twist that adds a bit of a challenge, but fails to capture the essence of what makes this such a fun Arcade gameplay style. Swiping on the screen will slice the boards c…


Cave Bowling Review

Review Donut Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Cave Bowling Review

After a while it's almost comforting to play a game by Donut Games, if only because you know almost exactly what you're getting in to before you even load the game. After loading up Cave Bowling I'm greeted by the same menus, the same options and the same 3-star system common to just about every one of their games, but once you get in to the game it's clear to see that Donut Games are learning some new tricks. Cave Bowling is all about smashing a ball across the screen after setting a…

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Pocket HalfPipe Review

Review NaffRobot By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Pocket HalfPipe Review

It may not be the next 'Angry Birds', but Pocket HalfPipe by NaffRobot is the kind of casual title that balances on a fine edge of skill and simplicity, resulting in a game that's immediately addictive even without the need for overly-complicated gameplay or multiple levels. There are three competitive modes along with a fourth free-skating mode to play in and the goal is to simply beat the score that has been set, unlocking a new item of clothing, skateboard or even a special move to…

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The Blocks Cometh Review

Review EdisonGame By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
The Blocks Cometh Review

UPDATE: It has come to our attention that this game may have been produced without the consent of Halfbot (developers of the original free Flash game of the same name). Until this is resolved, please support the original developers by holding off on your purchase of this title and feel free to check out the original at: http://www.halfbot.com/?page_id=279 Finding that next great addictive Arcade title isn't always an easy task, but searching for games that boil down other games to the…

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Mad Skills Motocross Review

Review Turborilla By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Mad Skills Motocross Review

If you never had a chance to play the classic motocross racer 'Excitebike' back in the day then you may have missed out on a genuinely (and I'm sorry to say it) exciting racer that challenged players with its semi-realistic style that rewarded players that carefully managed their bikes instead of simply smashing the accelerator. Mad Skills Motocross by Turborilla feels like a serious revival of this classic racer, pitting players against AI opponents while using minimalistic controls t…

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Twisted Fates Review

Review Lewis Pugh By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Twisted Fates Review

Every now and then a game crops up that serves as a reminder of how powerful it can be to break up a game in to short, challenging chunks. Those who have played games like N+ or Super Meat Boy will know what I'm talking about and while Twisted Fates by Leuvsion isn't as polished or as challenging as other titles, its unique style of platforming is served well by the bite-sized levels. One thing that fails to escape notice is the cartoonish Manga-inspired visuals featuring well-endowed…

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Lyst Review

Review Steel Games, LLC By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Lyst Review

While the sheer number of Apps released each day can result in a lot of chaff that only serves to clog up your iDevice, it also presents a unique chance to sift through and find those rare tasty grains that you never expected. Lyst by Steel Games is an arcade puzzler with a unique chemical-based twist that will challenge your dexterity and your ability exploit combination opportunities. There are four basic elements that can be combined, resulting in various effects based on the items…

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Burn the Rope Review

Review Big Blue Bubble By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 3 months ago
Burn the Rope Review

Burn the Rope by Big Blue Bubble fits in to the category of devilish puzzle titles that seems so simple on the surface, but so insanely difficult to master should you decide to go beyond merely passing each level with a bronze. All you have to do is to burn the rope based image as much as possible (hopefully burning it completely), however the major catch comes in trying to keep the flame burning upright while managing multiple burn points thanks to intersecting lines. Thankfully the…

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