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Word Bird Review – A Innovative Word Game

It’s funny, I’ve never had a taste for physical word games (i.e. word games that require a board or something) and yet I really enjoy video games that do pretty much the same thing. Granted I tend to prefer word…
The Bowling Dead Review

Knock zombies over with bowling balls? Check. Pity, it’s a pretty shallow affair that requires real money to truly see the benefits. Are zombies overused in games? Probably. A quick search through the App Store will easily produce 300 million…
Revenge Of The Rob-O-Bot Review

While pinball perfection this is not, it sure makes a good case for a lengthy play through or twenty. It is getting harder and harder to make up ground in the pinball simulation space on iOS. So many stellar retro…
Starbloom Review

A soothing journey through space, creating and destroying the stars in a solar system. Music responds to the press of a fingertip, colors explode everywhere. There is a certain joy to be found in an App that allows both the…

Fantastic illustrations and a reasonably interesting story aren’t quite enough to make up for the rest of this line-drawing prison escape’s shortcomings. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Developer: Superfunco Price: $0.99 Size: 23.6 MB Mixing genres can be tough. Focus too much…
Jet Raiders Review – A Top-Down Airplane Shooter

Jet Raiders ($1,99) is a top-down airplane shooter that takes players through a variety of missions to destroy any and all enemies without crashing or getting shot down. Compatibility: Universal Developer: BYTERUSH Price: $1.99 Size: 274.0 MB Initial release Nov…

Nara Mobile (FREE)  is a restaurant recommendation app that discovers eateries based on personal preferences, but it only caters to major cities in the U.S. and Canada. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Developer: Nara Logics, Inc. Price: Free Size: 3.0 MB Language:…
War of Eclipse Review – A Retro Style Game

Fight to reclaim the planet from an army of gigantic mutant flying things in Game Stew’s latest one-touch time killer. Being a rather big fan of Game Stew’s earlier iOS release, Tower of Fortune, I was pretty excited to see…
Raiden Legacy Review

Raiden Legacy ($4.99) by DotEmu is a collection of portrait scrolling games from the original Raiden series by Seibu Kaihatsu. Put on your Hammer pants and take a trip back to 1990 as you blast your way through tanks, jet…
Towers & Dungeons Review

Build a tower that stretches to the heavens or a dungeon that reaches into the depths of the earth in this free-to-play builder that’s high on style, and unfortunately overdrawn on adorable. I’ve constructed massive towers that rise above the…
300 Dwarves HD Review – A Tower Defense Game

300 Dwarves ($2,99) is a decent tower defense game, but it doesn’t bring anything revolutionary to the genre. Compatibility: Universal Developer: Josh Presseisen Price: $2.99 Size: 205.0 MB Tower defense games are abundant in the App Store. There are quite…
Vectrex Regeneration Review

Offering a bundle of Vectrex games in one attractive and easy to access package. It’s fun but its age does show, of course. Compatibility: Universal Developer: Rantmedia Games Price: $6.99 (free version available) Size: 125.0 MB The Vectrex (FREE) was…
Unknown Orbit Review

Zipping through space, catching fireflies, snowballs, and the sight of glorious stars. Increase difficulty for more zaniness and unpredictability. Compatibility: Universal Developer: Exbleative Price: $0.99 Initial release Dec 4, 2012 Size: 24.5 MB Floating about in space can conjure images…
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders Review

This flight simulator will take players up in the air for dogfight glory against enemies in classic World War II aircrafts. Compatibility: Universal Initial release Nov 29, 2012 Developer: Atypical Games Price: $4.99 Size: 453.0 MB Language: Chinese, English, French,…
Twitterrific 5 for Twitter Review

Twitterrific 5 ($2,99) is a whole new version of the familiar Twitter client. Designed by The Iconfactory from the ground up to be the perfect Twitter client. Did they do it? Compatibility: Universal Initial release Dec 6, 2012 Developer: The…
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour Review

Modern Combat 4 ($6,99) is a military FPS built for mobile devices, and while Gameloft definitely brings exceptional production values to the table, it still is held back by the nature of touchscreen controls. Compatibility: Universal Initial release Dec 6,…
Magimon Review – A Card Battle Game

I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To endure obnoxious sound effects and music is my real test, to figure out what exactly happens in a battle is my cause. Compatibility: iPhone, iTouch Initial release Nov…
Mutant Mudds Review – A Retro-Style Platformer

Mutant Mudds (0,99) is a retro-style platformer that makes its way from 3DS, and shines with challenging platform gameplay, impressive pixel art, and kickin’ chiptunes. Compatibility: Universal Initial release Dec 6, 2012 Developer: Renegade Kid Price: $0.99 Size: 21.3 MB…
Spellwood Review – A Word Game Adventure

Spellwood – Word Game Adventure ($1.99) by SEGA is a word game for the young and young at heart. Practice casting spells while you study your exams. It is more fun than it sounds. I promise. Compatibility: Universal Size: 65.9…
Kingdom Builder Review

Donald X Vaccarino is one of the most feted designers on the current scene, thanks to the highly creative offering of Dominion, his first game. He’s continued delivering on that initial promise, with one of his recent offerings Kingdom Builder…
Mercenary Ops Review

It was once said that good artists copy, but great artists steal. If that’s the case, then the developers of Mercenary Ops are certainly good, not great, artists. If a game plays or looks great, that’s only one part of…
Nitro Chimp Review – A Universal Endless Runner Game

Nitro Chimp ($0.99) by Chillingo Ltd is a universal endless runner game that lets you perform stunts like a boss. Don’t monkey around with this crazy chimpanzee or you’ll end up flat on your back. Players control a stunt monkey…
Worbble Review – A Word Game Along With A Quiz Mode

Worbble ($1.99) by Milestone Interactive Pvt. Ltd. is a word game where you will pop bubbles to spell words before the timer runs out. It’s similar in concept to Bubble in Paradise, but it lacks the fast-paced challenge that Bubble…
Wonderland Droids Review – A Physics-Based Game

Wonderland Droids ($1.99) by FunVoltage is a physics-based game full of mechanical wonder. Help the animated metal ball get to his friend the magnet as he travels across hot air balloons, conveyor belts and more. Don’t demagnetize the movers or…
Linked Together Review – A Match Three Game

Linked Together (FREE) is a Match Three game that pits players against each other. It’s a little too close to run of the mill for comfort. Compatibility: Universal Initial release: Nov 20, 2012 Developer: Idol Minds Price: FREE Size: 44.9…