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Home » Apps with tag 'addictive'

Circuloid Brick Breaker Review

Review Macoscope sp. z o.o. By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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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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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Tiny Wings Review

Review Andreas Illiger By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 6 months 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, 6 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, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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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