Posts byAndrew Groen


Blast Off Review

We’ve never lost a man in space, and gosh darnit we’re not going to start now! It was with this kind of NASA-like zeal that we began our journey into outer space with the physics-based game Blast Off. Before long, however, minor frustrations drove off any hope of lasting interest. (more…)


Small World for iPad Review

The promise of the iPad to revitalize the board game industry was obvious from the outset, and Apple never really shied away from that lofty aspiration. However, as of the system’s launch we’re not seeing the critical mass of board games that we assumed we would. So far we’ve got Small World, BoardBox, and Scrabble. And, well, that’s about it. (more…)

Support our sponsors - advertisement


Scrabble for iPad Review

The iPad was made to play Scrabble. Some people will call the iPad an e-book reader’s dream, or a gamer’s heaven, but it’s fantastic classic board games like Scrabble that will really make iPad stand out. (more…)

    Replay Value: Sunday, March 14

    With the annual Game Developers Conference occurring this week, we had lots of interesting previews to share with you. We’ve got hands-on reports on tons of awesome games like the unique Sketch Nation, the blockbuster Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, and the utterly adorable Pocket Creatures. (more…)

      Replay Value: Sunday, March 7

      Things finally cooled down a bit this week, after the insane number of positive reviews from last week. This week was a little different. Instead of an avalanche, we got just a few really big, interesting news announcements. And while there were plenty of good games reviewed this week, we got only one major bombshell. (more…)

      Support our sponsors - advertisement

        Replay Value: Saturday, February 27

        This week on Slide To Play we reviewed both Final Fantasy games, plus the spectacular Artist Colony, Transformers G1 Awakening, and Brothers in Arms 2. We also covered some disappointments like Rise of the Triad and Noby Noby Boy. (more…)


        iPhone Gets Kick-Ass In April

        While news of a superhero movie tie-in is pretty groan-inducing for console gamers, iPhone gamers should know to get excited. While these games are often terrible on consoles, their iPhone versions (like Iron Man) are usually quite good, and much cheaper. (more…)

          Ngmoco Raises $25 Million to Buy Freeverse

          In an attempt to build Ngmoco into a company so large that it can stand above the competition, Ngmoco has raised a large amount of venture capital. They’ve also begun acquisitions of the game Charadium and the entire company of Freeverse. (more…)


          Apple Cracks Down on Sexy iPhone Games and Apps

          Tired of boob-jiggle apps dominating the App Store? Apparently so was Apple, because royal decree has been sent down from Cupertino that Apple would be shaking out the proverbial rug to get rid of much of the NSFW content. (more…)

            Replay Value: Saturday, February 20

            The hits keep coming this week, as Parachute Ninja and Space Miner were some surprising Must Haves. Plus, we posted great reviews of Plants vs Zombies (in video and text) and the long-awaited Across Age. (more…)

              Ngmoco’s Rolando 3 Going Freemium

              In an interview with IGN, Ngmoco CEO Neil Young says that several different factors (piracy, among other complaints) make it unlikely that Rolando 3 will come out at a high, premium price. Instead, Ngmoco wants to move the rest of its business in the direction of its recent releases, Touch Pets Dogs and Eliminate Pro. (more…)

              Our Awesome Newsletter

              Sign-up Here

              Enter your email to have what's hot in mobile games delivered to your inbox, daily. Or, take a look at the archive.

              We promise that we will never share your email address with anyone.

                Bruce Lee: Dragon Warrior Announced for iPhone

                Following immediately on the heels of the bombshell announcement of Street Fighter 4 coming to iPhone, we’re getting news that a new fighting game based on the ultimate martial arts film star, Bruce Lee, is also coming soon. (more…)


                Cheap Shot: Robot Rampage

                In Robot Rampage, you’re placed in the giant metal shoes of an alien destroyer sent to Earth to level block after block of buildings while incinerating the very best that the puny Earthling armies have to throw at you. If that doesn’t have you sold already, then we don’t know what’s going to do the trick. (more…)


                Cheap Shot: Gold Keeper 2

                If Gold Keeper 2 were released as a free update to Gold Keeper, it would have been regarded as a relatively minor update that many would have neglected to even download. In short, if you already have the original Gold Keeper, there is no reason to buy the sequel. (more…)


                Street Fighter IV Coming to iPhone

                One of the best fighting games in recent memory is coming to the iPhone, continuing the onslaught of big-name console series we’ve seen announced for the iPhone. It’s Street Fighter IV, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. (more…)

                  Replay Value: Saturday, February 13

                  The second week of February turned out to be a big one! We had some great news come down the pipe that the sequel to Myst, Riven, will be coming to the iPhone. We also got some really neat exclusive details from Gamerizon about their upcoming Chop Chop Ninja spin-offs. (more…)


                  Cheap Shot: Tractor Beam

                  With the huge success of Doodle Jump, the critical darling that is Canabalt, and the recent reveal of Avalanche Game, the never-ending platformer genre is really taking off. Tractor Beam isn’t exactly a platformer due to its unique method of movement, but it’s every bit as worthy as those other games. (more…)

                    Exclusive Previews: Chop Chop Runner and Chop Chop Tennis

                    Gamerizon, developers of the adorable Chop Chop Ninja, have informed us that they’re currently developing two new games to expand the Chop Chop series. While Chop Chop Runner does seem to pull some influence from Ninja, Chop Chop Tennis seems to be its own beast entirely, drawing only minor graphical influences from the first in the series. (more…)


                    Pocket God Lands Comic Book Deal

                    The most successful iPhone game of all time (followed ever so closely by Flight Control) is breaking free of the constraints of Apple’s 3.5 inch screen and is heading into the print world in the form of a new comic book series. (more…)

                      Gamevil Reports Millions in Profits in 2009

                      Gamevil may not be the biggest iPhone game developer, but judging from their annual reports, they’re doing just great. The company is reporting big gains for the year not just in sales, but in profits as well. Sounds like we can look forward to some more Zenonia and Hyrbid-style games next year. (more…)


                      Launch Date Announced for Plants vs Zombies

                      One of the most highly anticipated iPhone games will be available sooner than you might think. We’ve just received word that PopCap’s port of the world’s first “flower defense” game will be arriving in just under a week. To be more specific: February 15, 2010. (more…)

                      Just A Watch - Apple Watch News, Apps, Games, Gear, and More

                      Just A Watch - Check out our new site

                      We'll bring you the latest apps, games, gear, tips and tricks for the Apple Watch daily. Scouring the interenet for the best info, without the clickbait and the fluff. It's the same concise curation of content like Slide to Play but focused on the Apple Watch.