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Wave Wave Review

Review GameClub By Alex Beech, 5 years, 9 months ago
Wave Wave Review

Wave Wave is a twitch arcade game which reverberates with the echoes of other mobile hits. Its mazes, which take the form corridors with triangular obstacles jutting from the floor and ceiling, are reminiscent of those found in Flappy Bird. However, its geometric presentation, lo-fi audio, and timed gameplay owe a huge debt to Super Hexagon. In Wave Wave, you must guide your triangular avatar past angular stalagmites and stalactites. You tap to screen to make your tiny avatar ris…

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Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork Review

Review GameClub By Alex Beech, 5 years, 9 months ago
Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork Review

There is a childlike joy to Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork, the new game from Pixeljam. Its pink, three-eyed alien hero is the kind of creation you would expect to pour from the mind of a talented preschooler. This is no doubt due to the influence of James Kochalka, the award winning comic artist behind the game’s art. Everything about the game oozes comic book charm - from the challenges set by the two power-suit wearing sisters, to the backchat between the hero and his Super…

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Baby Lava Bounce Review

Review GameClub By Dave Flodine, 6 years ago
Baby Lava Bounce Review

As gamers, we have certain expectations about he ways our virtual worlds behave. For instance, anyone who's played a platformer - especially one starring a plumber or hedgehog - will know that lava is bad. Baby Lava Bounce has come to change our conceptions. Instead of dealing firey death to all in its path, perhaps lava just wants to be loved. Problem is, rather than red hot hugs and kisses, these lava blocks can only express their affection through wanton destruction. Each lava has…

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Melodive Review

Review GameClub By Dave Flodine, 6 years, 9 months ago
Melodive Review

As the medium matures, discussions about what constitutes a game or not are getting more prominent, as the traditional tropes of win states, lose states, and game mechanics get overshadowed or left behind by narrative and audio/visual experiences. This new balancing of how some games are put together, and what they elicit from their players will continue as more and more games like Melodive are released. There is a high score game hidden in what this title offers, but the mechanics and…

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Fireball SE Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 8 months ago
Fireball SE Review

Back when everyone and their best friend were playing Geometry Wars, I found the 'Pacifism' mode of Retro Evolved 2 to be my absolute favorite. All of the over-the-top twitch-based shooting was shelved to make way for skillful piloting as you balanced along the fine line of risk vs. reward. Fireball SE by Luke Schneider takes a crack at the same formula, albeit with some fresh twists that will have you risking more than you can handle. Players can choose between either a fixed or floa…

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Waking Mars Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 years, 9 months ago
Waking Mars Review

When Tiger Style debuted on the App Store with Spider, it demonstrated their strength as a developer by combining unique gameplay elements, controls designed specifically for a touch-based platform and a fascinating backstory told through found visual elements. After what seems like forever, the studio is back for round two with Waking Mars, an intriguing platformer where you’ll need to rely on your curiosity to survive the planet’s hazardous depths. You play as Liang, a s…

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Super Crate Box Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 7 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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Don't Run With a Plasma Sword Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years ago
Don't Run With a Plasma Sword Review

By now you're either a fan or a hater of the endless side-scrolling platformers that inevitably crop up each week on the App Store. While some innovate in varying degrees, there's a limit to how often one can take on the same challenge over and over with little motivation. Don't Run With a Plasma Sword by XperimentalZ Games doesn't try to revolutionize the genre, but instead it tries to address the base concerns of the genre with mixed success. Of note, simply jumping in to an endless…

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Mage Gauntlet Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years, 1 month ago
Mage Gauntlet Review

When you've built up a reputation for being one of the best at creating a certain kind of game, it would seem like madness to completely throw it out the window and start on something entirely new. So, when rumors surfaced of Rocketcat Games starting work on an Action-RPG it was almost hard to believe. Despite their previous history of ninja-rope swinging time-trial games, Mage Gauntlet made its debut on the App Store. The game is, first and foremost, very self-aware of its nature and…

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iBlast Moki 2 Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years, 3 months ago
iBlast Moki 2 Review

Despite my time at AppSpy, I can't claim to have 'played them all' (the games that is) and as such when a sequel like iBlast Moki 2 from Godzilab drops out of the blue it's hard to know if you're looking at an improvement or just an update. Thankfully it's not hard to use the 'way-back-when' machine to make a comparison and suffice to say if you enjoyed the first title, you're going to have a literal blast with the new one. What makes iBlast Moki 2 so much fun is the way in which play…

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Gears Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years, 7 months ago
Gears Review

From classics such as Marble Madness to modern titans like Super Monkey Ball, rolling a ball around a perilous maze isn't likely to leave us any time soon, especially when Labyrinth-style games fit so well with the iDevice's tilt-based control system. Gears by Crescent Moon Games combines visual excellence with some devious level designs, however it's the lack of emphasis on the tilt-controls that makes this a truly enjoyable gaming experience. While players can turn on tilt-controls,…

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Forget-Me-Not Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years, 8 months ago
Forget-Me-Not Review

Some may remember Nyarlu Labs for their somewhat bizarre, but incredibly fun and unique title Magnetic Shaving Derby. I'll give you a moment to let all of the memories to flood back as you remember a disheveled pixel-art face and other various random objects. All good? Forget-Me-Not is the latest from the developer and while the game may look a lot less bizarre, the combination of Pac Man and Rogue-like elements makes for an experience that's hard to put down. Players must control the…

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The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years, 10 months ago
The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot Review

Don't mind the déjà-vu, it's not just you - we've been here before... quite literally; though this time The Blocks Cometh has been released by its original creators from Halfbot. However the developers aren't without their sense of humor and what started out as a relatively simple, yet fun Flash game, has bloomed in to a collaborative work that has partnered up several companies in an effort to create something wonderful. Much like The Incident from late last year, you'l…

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Grimm Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years, 11 months ago
Grimm Review

Grimm by ROBOX Studios is a quirky platformer that places style before gameplay, wrapping itself up in a cloak of macabre black and white Victorian-inspired etchings that are offset by the amusing premise of needing to control a carriage to return a lost baby back to its uncaring parents. The setting is quite bizarre, but charming at the same time and not unlike an abstract children's novel. This is further reinforced by the poetic musings between each level that act as story-bridge b…

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Hook Worlds Review

Review GameClub By Andrew Nesvadba, 8 years, 12 months ago
Hook Worlds Review

Rocketcat Games has gained no small amount of fame thanks to introducing gamers to the adventures of the Hook brothers (Jake and Jakob) and quite a few of their friends, however for some the appeal was eventually lost once the brutal later stages of Hook Champ and Super Quick Hook were unlocked. Hook Worlds is the next and possibly final hook-racer (at least for now), however instead of grinding your way through increasingly complex levels, players can dive in to one of up to four uniq…

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